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        THE AMERICAN COAST PILOT; CONTAINING, THE COURSES AND DISTANCES FROM BOSTON TO ALL THE PRINCIPAL HARBOURS, CAPES AND HEADLANDS INCLUDED BETWEEN PASSAMAQUADY AND THE CAPES OF VIRGINIA - WITH DIRECTIONS FOR SAILING INTO, AND OUT OF, ALL THE PRINCIPAL PORTS AND HARBOURS...ALSO - COURSES, DIRECTIONS, DISTANCES, &c. &c. FROM THE CAPES OF VIRGINIA, TO THE RIVER MISSISSIPPI, FROM THE LATEST SURVEYS AND OBSERVATIONS. (APPROVED BY EXPERIENCED PILOTS AND COASTERS.)

      Newburyport, Ma., 1796. Original plain front wrapper, rear wrapper lacking, as is much of the spine paper. Wrapper soiled and edgeworn. Lightly age-toned, an occasional fox mark, some light staining in lower margin of half the text. Many corners folded. In all, a very good copy, in untouched original condition. In a blue half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt. First edition of the primary American navigational guide, the first such book to be compiled and printed in the United States. This copy bears an exceptional early provenance, having belonged to Portland, Maine ship's captain Lemuel Moody. Furlong's work includes detailed sailing directions to many of the east coast harbors and ports, listing courses and distances from Cape Cod and Cape Ann to the mid-Atlantic and all the way south to the Florida Keys. A section at the conclusion gives courses and distances between Passamaquoddy Bay and the Mississippi River. Not only a path-breaking American book, it was also crucially important in facilitating trade and commerce in the early years of the Republic. Publisher Edmund Blunt was the moving force behind the publication of Furlong's work. He also published Nathaniel Bowditch's NEW AMERICAN PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR in 1802 and the first American edition of John H. Moore's NEW PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR in 1799. Furlong's work takes pride of place as the earliest and rarest of native American navigational guides. There are many who have proposed that Lawrence Furlong did not exist, but was instead a pseudonym for Blunt himself. Lawrence Wroth, however, showed that Captain Furlong (1734-1806) was known as a sailor as early as 1758. Others have asserted that Blunt wrote the majority of the work and only used Furlong's name for credibility. John Campbell lays all questions to rest in his extensive study of Furlong's and Bowditch's works. Campbell writes that Furlong prepared the manuscript for Blunt in 1795, and in February 1796 deposited the work with the Newburyport Marine Society for the approbation of respected navigators. "Whatever may have been the origin of the Furlong book, there is no question as to the degree of success with which it met, from the beginning, in its busy maritime world" - Wroth. This copy bears the ownership signature on the front free endpaper of "Lemuel Moody 1796 Portland." Moody (1767-1846) came from a prominent Portland family. As a young boy during the Revolution he carried water to American troops, and later began a career as a ship's captain. In 1799 he and his crew aboard the Betsey were captured by French privateers during the "Quasi-War" between the United States and France. Shortly thereafter Moody retired from the profession of sailing, and put his energies into the construction and operation of the Portland Observatory, an important maritime signal tower, which served the merchant community of Portland for decades and which helped identify British ships in the area during the War of 1812. In 1825 Lemuel Moody published a detailed and significant map of Casco Bay, and he was instrumental in the construction of Portland's Mt. Joy Hospital and in the Portland Marine Society. Moody has corrected the text in several places, following the instructions in the errata. More significantly, this copy contains eight pages of manuscript notes in Moody's hand giving directions, for example, for anchoring in Cape Cod, for negotiating Sail Rock Passage in Maine, for Sombrero Passage near Anguilla, and for the leeward passage of Antigua. Other manuscript entries give "soundings on Georges Marsh" as well as "Latitudes of Sundries Places observed near to by L.M. corrected." "The first edition of the first book of sailing directions to be compiled and printed in the United States" - JCB. "A work whose influence upon American shipping is inestimable" - Rosenbach. All early editions of THE AMERICAN COAST PILOT are quite rare, and this first edition is superlatively rare, with only three other copies appearing at auction in the past forty years. The only copies to appear since 1991 sold for $57,600 (at the Frank Streeter sale) in 2007 and for $74,500 in 2011. This is an outstanding, unsophisticated copy, with a noteworthy contemporary provenance and manuscript navigational notes.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Gesamtansicht von Bendorf, Sankt Sebastian am Rhein und der Insel Niederwerth mit der Schlacht am 4. Juli 1796 ('Rhens öfvergäng och Bendorffs intagande af General Bernadotte den 4 Juli 1796. - Passage du Rhin et prise de Bendorff par le Général Bernadotte le 15 Messidor an IV. (Le 4 Juillet 1796.').

      - gouachierte u. eiweißerhöhte Lithographie v. Johan Elias Cardon n. Dahlström, um 1835, 54,5 x 76,5 Thieme-Becker, Bd. V, S. 587. - Johan Elias Cardon (1802 Stockholm 1878) lernte die Lithographie in München und Paris. - Sehr seltene großformatige Ansicht! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Traité élémentaire de l'imprimerie, ou le Manuel de l'Imprimeur ; avec 36 planches en taille-douce.

      chez Veuve Tillard et Fils, A Paris 1796 - In-8 de IV-348-(1) pp., 1 tableau replié et 36 planches, cartonnage moderne. Nouvelle édition, posthume, publiée deux années après l'exécution de Momoro. Né à Besançon, Momoro y acquit une formation de graveur et d?imprimeur ; il monta bientôt à Paris où il acquit rapidement une bonne réputation comme graveur de lettres. Il était à la veille de la Révolution un des meilleurs imprimeurs de Paris et son Traité élémentaire de l?imprimerie devint rapidement un classique. La Révolution le vit se lancer dans la politique ; dès juillet 1789, il imprima La France Libre de Desmoulins, et bientôt le Journal du Club des Cordeliers. Il s?attribua lui-même le titre de premier imprimeur de la Liberté. Momoro prit une part active à la déchristianisation et contraignit sa jeune femme à jouer le rôle de la déesse Raison lors de la grande fête parisienne. Mme Momoro, dit-on, pleura beaucoup pendant la cérémonie et s?évanouit sur l?autel lors de la célébration à Notre-Dame. Lors de la crise de ventôse, il tenta de jouer le rôle de conciliateur entre Cordeliers et Jacobins ; son rôle dans les événements de la période n?est pas très clair. S?associa-t-il ou non au mouvement favorable à une insurrection ? Ce n?est pas certain, bien qu?il semble l?avoir appuyé dans la section de Marat qu?il présidait à l?époque. Il fut arrêté le 23 ventôse, jugé et condamné avec les hébertistes. Rousseurs. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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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 the original map of Maarten Gerritsz. de Vries, coloured in outline. Modern black cloth with original publisher's front wrapper pasted on front board. Untrimmed, preserving deckles.

      Cat. NHSM, p. 180; Cordier, Japonica, col. 356; Nipponalia 2086; 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.Title-page and its conjugate detached and shaved, last quire, the map and the plate detached, otherwise in good condition and untrimmed.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Systematisches Handbuch der gesammten Chemie. 2. ganz umgearbeitete Auflage. 4 Bände.

      Halle, Waisenhaus, 1794-1796. - 8°. XVIII SS., 3 Bll., 560 SS.; 4 Bll., 638 SS.; 4 Bll., 760 SS.; VI, 352 SS. Ldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rsch. (beschabt, bestoßen, Rsch. tls. abgeschabt, Kapitale mit kleinen Läsuren, bei Bd. II Rücken etw. wurmstichig). Ferchl 199.- Maßgebliche, auf vier Bände erweiterte und auf Grundlage der neuen Lavoisierschen Theorie umgearbeitete Auflage.- Gren (Bernburg 1760 - 1798 Halle) war Chemiker, Physiker und Arzt, er verfasste Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts das viel gelesene 'Handbuch der Chemie', an dem nach dem Tode Grens auch Martin Heinrich Klaproth mitarbeitete. 1794 beginnt er mit der Herausgabe des 'Journals der Physik', die als 'Annalen der Physik' von Ludwig Wilhelm Gilbert fortgeführt wurden.- Titel gestempelt und mit hs. Bes.-Vermerk. Papier leicht gebräunt und stellenweise etw. braunfleckig. Naturwissenschaften [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat MEINDL & SULZMANN OG]
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        Jones's English System of book-keeping, by single or double entry, in which it is impossible for an error of the most trifling amount to be passed unnoticed; calculated effectually to prevent the evils attendant on the methods so long established; and adapted to every species of trade…

      Bristol: Printed by R. Edwards, and sold by the author; by Grosvenor and Chater, London; and all the principal booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland,, 1796. Quarto (263 x 212 mm), pp. [viii], 29, [3], 8, [5], 7, 7, [17]. Contemporary full tree-calf, flat spine decorated in gilt with gilt lettering-piece. Joints cracked but firm, spine ends and corners a little worn, label slightly chipped; occasional light spotting; a very good copy. First edition of, perhaps the most famous and influential of all English books on accountancy, copy number 1933, licensed to Mr David Bowen of Carmarthen. "The [nineteenth] century opened with the continuing reverberations of the publication in 1796 of Edward Thomas Jones's English System of book-keeping ... This book was translated into several European languages, and gave rise to much controversy and provoked the publication of various 'national' systems of book-keeping. The passions inspired by Jones's book are without equal in the history of book-keeping and accountancy. The bitter wrangling, in print and in public debate, which resolved around the figure of Geestevelt in Amsterdam in the 1660s, was insignificant in comparison: it was local not international, and left no trace on subsequent developments. A major element in Jones's book, and in some of his later publications, was a sharp and intemperate attack on the double-entry system .... but the attack misfired, and Jones's attempt to replace the double entry by a modified form of single entry failed .... Jones nevertheless made several fruitful suggestions for improving the design and organization of accounting records and the checks on the accuracy of the records." (Yamey, Introduction to ICAEW catalogue). ICA, p. 85; Herwood 299; Kress B.3210; not in Goldsmiths'. For a full discussion of Jones and his work, see B. S. Yamey's chapter "Edward Jones and the reform of book-keeping", pp. 313?-324 in Littleton and Yamey, Studies in the History of Accounting (1956), and Bywater & Yamey, p. 196ff.

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        A Plan of the City and Harbour of Macao, A Colony of the Portugueze situated at the southern extremity of the Chinese Empire.

      1796 - London, George Nicol, 1796. Coloured. 740 x 560mm. A large chart of Macao published in George Staunton’s 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China', Britain's first official embassy to China. The town is shown in detail, with a 37-point key in English listing Forts, Parishes, Colleges, Covents, Chapels and other buildings of interest including the Customs House and the English Factory. Lord Macartney was the first British ambassador to China, arriving in 1793 and ordered to leave the same year. However in the short time the embassy was in the country much was learned about China, and the groundwork was laid for the founding of Hong Kong less than fifty years later.

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        Deutschlands Flora in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen.

      - Nürnberg, gedrückt auf Kosten der Verfassers, (1796-] 1798-1862. 163 parts (in 136 volumes). Small-8vo (145 x 95mm) With 2336 coloured plates. Publisher's printed wrappers or old wrappers Apart from 4 text leaves which are lacking in the section on phanerogams and replaced by photocopies, and 11 text leaves and the last 2 parts 35 & 36 (containing plates 49-72 and explanatory text) of the section on fungi and also replaced by (coloured) photocopies, a complete set of this rare work. The 'Deutschlands Flora' is composed in 3 different sections. The first one 'Phanerogamen' has 96 parts with 1440 handcoloured engraved plates, the second section 'Cryptogamen' has 31 parts with 416 handcoloured engraved plates and the third part 'Pilze' has 36 parts with 480 coloured plates. A complete set has not been on the market since decades.Jacob Sturm (1771 -1848) may be considered the most famous engraver of entomological and botanical scientific publications in Germany at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century. During this period Nürnberg still was the centre of fine natural history book production in Germany. Sturm became a great collector of insects and founded the Nürnberg Society for Natural History. His plates are very delicately drawn and depict the smallest details and enjoyed a great popularity among naturalists. As most of his works were published in a small format, they could be purchased by a larger public."The book contains. neat and attractive little engravings, no more than 5 in. by 3 1/2 in. in size. He thus deliberately chose this minute format in order to make a knowledge of the German flora available by pictures to as many as possible and as cheaply as possible. Despite their smallness, they carry a surprising amount of detail. Jacob Sturm learnt his art from his father, Johann Georg Sturm, who was also a Nuremberg engraver" (Blunt & Stearn p.258-260).Junk 'Rara' I p. 68; Hilpert 'Zum Andenken an Dr. Jacob Sturm, den Ikonographen der deutschen Flora und Fauna', p. 18. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        Friedrich Wilhelm II. (Berlin 25. 09. 1744 - 16. 11. 1797 Potsdam). König von Preussen ab 1786 und Markgraf von Brandenburg, Erzkämmerer und Kurfürst des Heiligen Römischen Reiches, im Volk 'Der dicke Lüderjahn' (Bedeutung Taugenichts) genannt. Ganzporträt stehend mit Familie, "Die königliche Familie am Schluß des Jahres 1796",.

      - Radierung n. u. v. Chodowiecki, 1796, 6,7 x 10,1 Bauer 1886; Engelmann 832 (II/III). - Auf dem Bild in der Mitte Friedrich Wilhelm II., links von ihm Kronprinz Friedrich Wilhelm (III.) mit Gemahlin, rechts Prinz Heinrich (Bruder von Friedrich II.), neben ihm Prinzessin Auguste, im Stuhl vorn die Königinwitwe Elisabeth Christine, ganz rechts Königin Friederike, Gemahlin des Monarchen, links unter einem Spiegel, auf einem Tisch, steht die Büste Friedrichs des Großen. - In einem dekorativen, vergoldeten, handgearbeiteten Rahmen um 1900 (verso mit einem Aufkleber der Galerie Bauer, Hannover ). - Sehr schönes Blatt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        [AUTOGRAPH MEMORANDUM REGARDING THE DETENTION OF THE SHIP HOLLAND ON AUGUST 7, 1796]

      [N.p., 1796. One bifolium sheet, each page 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. Old fold lines, some tanning and tearing to one interior fold. Else clean. Very good. John Trumbull's undated account of the British detention of the ship Holland of Philadelphia, captained by Joseph Dawson. Trumbull, during a period when he engaged in commercial trading in Europe, was travelling with his cargo of brandy from Rochefort, France to Gothenburg, Sweden aboard the Holland when she was stopped and boarded by the British fourteen-gun brig-sloop Suffisante, under the command of Captain Nicholas Tomlinson. Captain Tomlinson demanded to see the Holland's papers and then went about detaining most of the ship's crew aboard his own vessel. Trumbull, highly outraged at the delay of his cargo and the imposition upon his fellow countrymen, wrote the following note, included in the memorandum, to Captain Tomlinson: "To Captain Tomlinson of the Armed Brig the Suffisante in the Service of his Britannic Majesty. Colonel Trumbull, late Secretary to Mr. Jay, who negotiated the present Treaty between Great Britain and America, and Owner of the Cargo of the Ship Holland, presents his Compliments to Captn Tomlinson; has the Pleasure to send him a Copy of the Treaty abovenamed; and begs Captain Tomlinson to Reflect whether consitantly [sic] with the Articles which Mr. T has marked, it is Justifiable to divert the Holland from her Course, the ship being American built, the Property of Mr. Johnson, the American Consul in London, and the Cargo the property of Col. Trumbull, who also is a well-known American. If Captn. Tomlinson persists in taking the ship out out of her Course, Col. Trumbull particularly protests against his removing either Capt. Dawson or any of the People from on board. But, Captain Tomlinson should be very secure that He is Justified by his Instructions on this occasion, as either He or his Instructors must answer for the consequences of an Act against which Colonel Trumbull hereby formally protests, as a direct violation of the Treaty, & good Harmony which subsist between the United States of America and Great Britain." Shortly thereafter, Captain Dawson and his crew were returned to the Holland and Captain Tomlinson even came aboard and "behaved very civilly, drank a glass of claret with us, and returned on board his Brig." There is no indication of the intended audience for this document. It has the appearance of a draft, as there are several bits crossed out or amended. It is possible that this episode was recorded for inclusion in Trumbull's autobiography, though it does not appear in that volume, or for possible diplomatic use later. Hailed as the official painter of the Revolution, Trumbull studied painting and art in England and France. The youngest son of the governor of Connecticut, the elder John Trumbull very much wanted his son to go into law. Trumbull did study the law, but gladly joined the fight against the British when the Revolution broke out. He eventually served as Washington's second aide-de- campe, having been brought to the General's attention through some very accurate drawings he had made of British gun emplacements. He rose to the rank of colonel as a deputy adjutant-general, but resigned the commission he finally received because it was dated three months late, a slight his honor could not tolerate. He refused to return to the law, finding it quite distasteful, and chose instead to pursue his true passion, art, against his family's wishes. Though he was never particularly wealthy in this pursuit, he did achieve a certain amount of success in his own lifetime. Among his most famous works are those commissioned in 1817 by Congress to adorn the Capitol building: "The Surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga," "The Surrender of General Cornwallis at Yorktown," "The Declaration of Independence," and "The Resignation of General Washington.

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        SEDER HAGADAH SHEL PESAH: IM BIRKHOTEYA LIFNEYHEM VELE AHAREYHEM, VE'IM TSIYURIM NA' IM VE' AREVIM LEKOR'EYHEM VEKEPRAT LAKTANIM ... SHELO YISHNU ...

      [Karlsruhe]; Nidpas Bek"k Karlasroa. [1796]. Hardcover. Original Boards. 12mo. 24 Leaves [i. E. 48 pages]. 17 cm. First edition. In Hebrew with some Yiddish. Yaari 282. Vinograd Karlsruhe 33. Illustrated title page. Pesach Haggadah. Karlsruhe, [1796]. With instructions and laws in Yiddish. Ownership notations in Yiddish and German; illustration of fortress and knight on horse on binding leaves. Printed on rag paper. Subjects: Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Haggadot - Texts. Seder - Liturgy - Texts. Haggadot. Judaism - Liturgy. Seder - Liturgy. OCLC lists 3 copies (Duke, Gratz, Amsterdam) , none north or west of Philadelphia. Binding rebacked. Light foxing and soiling throughout, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (HAG-16-11) .

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        Biblia Dat is de Gantsche H. Schrifture vervattende alle de Canonyke Boeken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments, uyt de Oorspronkelyke Talen in onze Nederlandsche Tale getrouwelyk overgezet door Last van de Hoog Moog. Heeren Staten Generael der Vereenigde Nederl. en volgens het besluyt van de Sinode Nationael gehouden tot Dordrecht in de Jaaren 1618 en 1619. Door gemeene ordre der Kerken van Drukfouten verbeterd. WITH: Het Boek der Psalmen, nevens de Gezangen bij de Hervormde Kerk van Nederland in gebruik. Door last van de Hoog Mogende Heeren Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, Uit drie berijmingen, In den jaare 1773, gekooren, Met de noodige daar in gemaakte veranderingen.

      Haarlem, Johannes Enschede en Zoonen/Psalms etc.: Amsterdam, Johannes Bouwer, and Widow Johannes Ratelband 1796/1802 - (gegraveerde titelpagina) 416, 126 folia, z.p., 77 (3) p. Origineel Leer met ribben, 2 zilveren sloten, 4 zilveren hoeken, 2 zilveren kettingklampen met een zilveren ketting van ca. 2 meter lang, goud op snede en geciseleerd boekblok, 8° H. 18,5 x B. 12 x D. 7 cm. (mist de titelpagina van het Nieuwe Testament, zijkanten rug vakkundig gerestaureerd. Staphorster kettingbijbel met daarin het Oude en Nieuwe Testament, de Psalmen en Gezangen en de Formulieren. Aantrekkelijke band gebonden in zwart geciseleerd leer voorzien van zilverwerk en een vergulde snede met een geciseleerd bloemmotief. Het zilveren beslag is vormgegeven in de bekende schelpvorm, omgeven door enkele florale en ornamentale motieven. De vorm van dit beslag was afkomstig uit Friesland en werd vervaardigd in de stad Meppel. Rond Staphorst werd deze vormgeving bijzonder populair en hierdoor is vrijwel al het Staphorster boekzilver uniform aan aan dit beslag. In de binnenzijde van het bovenste slot is de naam Cornelia J.J. Wartena gegraveerd. Het zilverwerk op kerkboeken diende als statussymbool, aan de band kon men de stand en rijkdom van een kerkganger aflezen. De Staphorster Bijbels werden vaak aan een koord of aan een ketting gedragen en behoorde bij de streekdracht voor de zondag. De zilveren ketting van dit exemplaar geeft aan dat deze het eigendom was van een vermogend persoon, de mindere stand droeg de Bijbel aan een blauw koord of in geval van rouw een zwart koord.) (engraved titlepage) 416, 126 folia, n.p., 77 (3) p. Contemporary Leather with 6 raised bands, 2 silver clasps, 4 silver corner-pieces, 2 silver chain holders with a ca. 2 meters long silver chain, gilt-edged and gauffred text block, 8° H. 18,5 x L. 12 x W. 7 cm. (lacks the titlepage for the New Testament, the side edges of the spine are skillfully restored. Staphorst chainbible containing the Old and New Testament, the Psalmes and Hymns and the Forms. Attractive binding bound in black gauffred leather decorated with silver and gilt-edged text block, gauffred with a design of flowers. The silver work is shaped in the common shell shape, surrounded by some floral and ornamental designs. The shape of this silver work came from the Province of Friesland and was made in the city Meppel. This design became very populair around Staphorst and due to that almost all the silver work on books from Staphorst is alike. The inner side of the top clasp has the name Cornelia J.J. Wartena engraved. The silver work on churchbooks was seen as a status symbol, the binding showed the social class and wealth of a churchgoer. The Staphorst Bibles were often worn at a rope or chain and belonged to the traditional costume for the Sunday. The silver chain of this copy points out that it was the property of a wealthy person, the lower class wore the Bible at a blue rope or in the case of mourning a black rope.) Noordwijk, B. van (2013). Zilver voor de Zondag. Boecxkens met Pragtigh Sluytwerck, p. 53-58 / Storm van Leeuwen, J. (2006). Dutch Decorated Bookbinding in the Eighteenth Century Volume IIB, p. 1009, 1239-1242 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Udsigt over den af afgangne conferentsraad Frederich Adam Müller efterladte kobberstik-samling.

      Kiøbenhavn, Johan Frederik Schultz, 1796. 4to. LII s. Kobberstkket portrett. Samt. helskinnbd. Ryggdekor i gull. Bordyre i gull på for- og bakdekkel. Liten fift i ryggen ved nedre kapitél. Fint eks

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        Neue und vollstaendige Post-Carte durch ganz Deutschland und die benachbarten Lande nach den bewaertesten Nachrichten entworfen von F.L. Güssefeld. Anno 1796. - Carte Generale Des Routes de Poste de l'Empire d'Allemagne et des Pays Voisins, dressée avec Soin par F.L.G. aux depens des Heritiers de Chr. Weigel & Schneider. Mit Kayserl. allergn. Privil.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Franz Ludwig Guessefeld b. Weigel & Schneider in Nürnberg, dat. 1796, 58 x 69,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 367. - Postroutenkarte von Deutschland mit den anliegenden Ländern von Böhmen, Mähren, Schlesien, Pommern, Tirol, Österreich, Benelux, Nordwest Frankreich, Schweiz und der Norden von Italien. - Oben links Titel und Erklärungen. - Die Karte mit zusätzlicher Titelkopfleiste. - Unter der Karte "In Sachsen ist den T. Postmeistern erlaubt, von extra Posten wegen der Berge und der schlechten wege sich 1/2 Meile mehr bezahlen zu lassen". - Seltene Karte! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Considerations of the Medicinal use and Production of Factotious Airs. By Thomas Beddoes, M.D. and James Watt, Engineer. Part III.

      - London for J. Johnson, St. Paul,s Church-Yard, 1796, 8°, XX, 178 pp., 3 Tafeln, feiner Halbledereinband mit Rvg. und Rückenschild; feines Exemplar. Second Edition, Corrected, and Enlarged! - - "By 1796 pneumatic medicine was at the zenith of popularity and it was possible for the public to purchase its own apparatus in a 'simplified and portable' form. ." - The 'principal' factitious airs' which, after carrying out a series of tests on animals, Beddoes recommended for clinical use were carbon dioxide, hydrogen, 'hydro-carbonate' and oxygen. The diseases to which each was considered applicable were many. Pneumatic treatment was not, perhaps, quite so drastic as it appears , because the gases were cautiously inhaled greatly diluted with atmospheric air. Even in the case of oxygen 'where Symptoms do not decidedly indicate larger doses, it is prudent to begin with a pint of oxygene air in a bagful of common air, that is to say, diluted from 20 to 40 times its bulk of common air, and gradually to increase the dose as symptoms direct ; observing always to dilute with at least 20 times the quantity of common air'." Barbara M. Duncum, The Development of Inhalation Anaesthesia (1947), pp.68-69 - - Contents: - Epistle General. - Cases of Dropsy. Letters from Sir William Chambers, Dr. Thornton, Samuel Hill, Barr, and Dr. Darwin. - Cases of Asthma. Letters from Mr. Boothby Clopton, Dr. Thornton, Barrett, Redfearn, Mr. Phipps, and Mr. Yung. - Cases of the ill Effects of Opium. Letters from Mr. Phipps, Dr. Thornton, and Colonel Braithwaite. - Cases of Paralyses. Letters from Mr. Danby, and Mr. Rolph. - Cases of Chlorosis and Epilepsia. Letters from Mrs. Stephens, Dr. Alderson, Mr. Lambert, and Dr. Pearson. - Cases of Head-Ache and Dyspepsia. Letters from Dr. Darwin, Mrs. Benham, Cotterel, and Mr.- Broomhall. - Case of Scrophulous Tumours. Letter from Mr. Cooper. - Cases of Impaired Organs. Letter from Dr. Thornton. - Case of Swelling. Letter from Dr. Thornton. - Case of Ulcers. Letters from Rev. Mr. Townsend, Dr. Thornton, and Mrs. Munt. - Cases of Scorbutic Eruption. Letter from Mr. Cummins. - Cases of Mortification and Carbuncles. Letters from Mr. Sandford, and Dr. Ingenhousz. - Case of Sysphilis. Letter from Dr. Thornton. - Case of Melancholia. Letters from Rev. Mr. Townsend, and Mr. Russel. - Case of Pregnancy. Letter from Dr. Thornton. - Cases of Diseased Spine, cancer, &c. Letter from Dr. Thornton. - Cases of Inoculation. Letter from Dr. Thornton. - Case of Haemoptysis. Letter from Dr. Dr. Redfearn. - Cass of Phthisis Pulmonalis. Letters from Dr.Alderson, Mr. Barr, Dr. Carmichael, and Dr. Thornton. - Cases of Catarrh. Letters from Mr. Townsend, and a Note from Mr. Edgeworth. - Cases of Putrid Fever and Pleurisy. Letters from Dr. Thornton, and Dr. Reynolds. - - Miscellaneous. - Postscript of a Letter from Dr. Pearson, on Yeast. - Vindication of Yeast by Dr. Thornton. - Letter from Mr Sandford on Tooth-ach. - Letter from Mr. Watt on the Dilution of Factitious Airs. - Letter from Mr. Watt, being Cautions respecting the Production of Airs. - Description of a Mercurial Apparatus suggested by an inspection of Mr. Watt's Machine for producing and containing Factitious Airs, by Mr. William Clayfield of Bristol. - Description of Pneumatic Apparatus invented by Mr. Read. - Explanation of Plate II. - To William Reynolds, Joseph Reynolds, and William Yonge. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Christmas Box Containing the following Bagatelles . set to music by Mr. Hook

      Printed and sold at Bland & Wellers, London 1796 - First editioin. Engraved decorative or allegorical title, engraved piano and vocal scores throughout. Folio (13 x 9 1/2 in.; 332 x 240 mm). The first of three volumes of traditional nursery rhymes set to music. RISM H 6605 Marbled boards. A few spots and ms. note on title, possibly washed Engraved decorative or allegorical title, engraved piano and vocal scores throughout. Folio (13 x 9 1/2 in.; 332 x 240 mm)

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        A New Practical System of Human Reason, Divested of All Supernatural and Metaphysical Relations, and Founded on Its Only True Basis, Conceivability, as Efficient to the Discovery of Truth, Happiness, or Universal Good

      Printed by T. Dodson? 1796? or after], [Philadelphia? - First edition. 12mo. xxxv, 156 pp. With the printing note on the title page "Printed in the Fifth Year of intellectual life, or the Publication of the Apocalypse of Nature [his title, published in London, 1791], in the 7,000th year of Astronomical History, ascertained in the Oriental Tables, beyond which the incalculable Epocha of human existence is lost in absurd conjecture and legendary Fable." Laid in is a TLS from Richard Gimbel on Yale University letterhead offering an opinion on the printing of this pamphlet. A 16-page prospectus for the book was printed by Thomas Dobson in Philadelphia in 1796; presumably the book followed. Not in Evans (Evans 31237 for the prospectus). Not in Shipton & Mooney or Bristol. Not included in American Imprints. OCLC locates six copies, one (American Philosophical Society) dated 1796, the other five (New York Historical Society, Bowdoin, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Brown) in a single record dated "1810s"; OCLC locates five copies of the prospectus. Copac, giving place of publication and date as "[London? 1795]," locates five copies (Dublin, Bowdoin, American Philosophical Society, Library Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). Rare in trade, with one copy sold at auction in the past 35 years (ABPC, 1976-2011; Freeman's, 2003, $2990). First few leaves brittle, with a little chipping, stitching broken, but a very good, untrimmed and mostly unopened copy in original condition. Original brown marbled wrappers (spine a little eroded). (#6000) John "Walking" Stewart (1747-1822) won his nickname by walking from Madras, India, where he had been working for the East India Company, to Europe between 1765 and the mid-1790s. "Stewart is thought to have walked alone across Persia, Abyssinia, Arabia, and Africa, before wandering into every European country as far as Russia. During his journeys, he developed a unique brand of materialist philosophy which combines elements of Spinozistic pantheism with yogic notions of a single indissoluble consciousness. He began to promote his ideas publicly in 1790 with the publication of his treatise 'Travels Over the Most Interesting Parts of the Globe.' Over the next three decades Stewart wrote prolifically, publishing nearly thirty philosophical works, including 'The Opus Maximum' (London, 1803) and the long verse-poem 'The Revelation of Nature' (New York, 1795)" (Wikipedia). Stewart spent much of the 1790s in the United States when the title offered here was written and, apparently, published. Later in life, in London, he became friends with writers such as Thomas De Quincey, William Wordsworth, Thomas Paine, and Thomas Taylor. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Afbeelding der artseny-gewassen met derzelver Nederduitsche en Latynsche beschryvingen. Deel 2, Amsterdam, Sepp, 1796.

      "Halfleren band uit de tijd, (10)+101 pag. Geillustreerd met 100 handgekleurde gravures en een gravure op de titelpagina. Landwehr, Col. plates 2; Nissen 2203. Deel 2 van 6 delen van de Nederlandse editie, verschenen tussen 1796 en 1800 [= 1801], van de Icones plantarum medicinalium, verschenen te Nuremberg, geschreven door D.L. Oskamp, M. Houttuyn en J.C. Krauss. De Nederlandse editie is bewerkt door Johannes Zorn.".

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        GAZETTE NATIONALE, OU LE MONITEUR UNIVERSEL.

      Paris, Rue des Poitevins, chez le citoyen Aubry, Directeur 1796 - COLLECTIF GAZETTE NATIONALE, OU LE MONITEUR UNIVERSEL. Paris, Rue des Poitevins, chez le citoyen Aubry, Directeur 1 volumes in-folio ( 45 x 30 cm), du n°222 (1er mai 1796 - 12 floréal an IV de la République) au n°365 (21 septembre 1796 - 5e jour complémentaire an IV de la République). Soit 143 fascicules de 4 pages chacun (plus de 570 pages). Reliure de l'époque demi-parchemin de réemploi, titré à la plume au dos, plats de carton gris. Usures d'usage, ensemble solide. Intérieur en bon état, quelques déchirures et galeries de vers sans gravité. Le papier est de qualité inégale, parfois blanc mais souvent gris et épais, ceci étant dû aux difficultés d'approvisionnement en papier durant cette période post-révolutionnaire. Panckoucke, l’éditeur de l’Encyclopédie méthodique publia tout d’abord La Gazette nationale dans le format in-folio et fut le premier éditeur d’un « papier-nouvelles à la manière anglaise ». La Gazette devait contenir les débats de l’Assemblée constituante, les événements de politique intérieure et extérieure, en transcrivant en entier les actes publics, diplômes, traités et autres documents authentiques. Dès le premier numéro, paru le 24 novembre 1789, les débats de l'Assemblée, comme les actes du pouvoir, furent retranscrits fidèlement et sans commentaires grâce à la sténographie. Il résulta de cette exactitude dans la publication des informations que le Moniteur universel reproduisit, dès l’origine, les faits accomplis avec le sens et les couleurs que lui donnaient les acteurs eux-mêmes, portés tour à tour au pouvoir ou à la tête de la majorité en fonction des différents régimes politiques. « Le Moniteur, dit Montlosier, a eu pour principe de se laisser emporter dans toutes les directions du mouvement révolutionnaire ; il a eu ainsi, selon qu’elles se sont succédé, les teintes monarchique, constitutionnelle, girondine, jacobine, impériale. » Cette diversité successive de tous et de couleurs fait précisément l’intérêt et la valeur du Moniteur comme répertoire historique. (source : Wikipédia) Ce journal est une source de documentation irremplaçable pour servir à l'histoire de la révolution française. BON EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtans., mit dem Schloß, "Ansicht des königlichen Schlosses, und der Stadt Potsdam vom Brauhaus Berge".

      - altkol. Umrißkupferstich v. ( Joh. Friedr. Nagel), 1796, 17,5 x 27,2 Berndt, Märkische Ansichten. Nr. 1297 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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        Karte von Australien oder Polynesien, nach den Zeichnungen, Reisebeschreibungen und Tagebücher der vorzüglichsten Seefahrer bis 1789 entworffen im Jahr 1792 vermehrt 1796. - Nürnberg in der Weigel und Schneiderschen Handlung. Mit Kayserl. allergn. Privil.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Weigel & Schneider in Nürnberg, dat. 1796, 46,5 x 66 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 Australien, Neuseeland und den Pazifischen Ozean mit der Ostküste von Südostasien mit China, Korea, Japan, Philippinen sowie Neu Guinea bis Hawaii (Sandwich-Inseln) und Marquesas Islands. - Obenlinks Titelkartusche mit Verlegeradresse; unten links Einteilung der Gebiete der westlichen Inselwelt, östliche Inselwelt, mittlere Inselwelt und zu Asien gehörig in verschiedenen Farben dargestellt. - Die Karte mit den Einzeichnungen der Reiserouten von Captain Cook, Tasman, Furneaux, Marshalls, Comodore Byron, Shortland, Wallis, Bongainville u.a. - Seltene Karte! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Miscellaneous Papers And Legal Instruments Under The Hand And Seal of William Shakespeare; Including the tragedy of King Lear, and a small fragment of Hamlet, from the original MSS in the possession of Samuel Ireland, of Norfolk Street.

      London Mr. Egerton Whitehall 1796 - First edition, 8vo., xix,[33],156[i.e.154],[2],7,[1]p., plate., small chip to edge of folding plate, not affecting image, age-toning and occasional light dust soiling, late 19th century full dark green morocco, sun-faded, gilt dentelles, upper front free endpaper with old repair but sound; rare, especially in good condition. William Henry Ireland (1775 – 1835), English forger of Shakespearean documents and plays and less well known as a poet, writer of gothic novels and history. In December 1794, William convinced his father that he had discovered old documents belonging to an acquaintance, who conveniently wished to remain anonymous, and that one of them was a deed bearing Shakespeare's signature. More items followed, hence this publication and many notable scholars including James Boswell, were convinced. However, many were not including Shakespearean scholar Edmond Malone who published his own exhaustive study, An Inquiry into the Authenticity of Certain Miscellaneous Papers and Legal Instruments, about the supposed papers. His attack on the papers, stretching to more than 400 densely printed pages, showed convincingly that the papers could be nothing more than modern forgeries. Ultimately, when critics closed in and accused Samuel Ireland of forgery, his son published a confession – 'An Authentic Account of the Shakespearian Manuscripts', however his father's reputation never recovered prior to his death in 1800. His son faired no better and died in penury. ESTC T125752, pp.153-154 misnumbered 155-156, P.156 followed by blank leaf. P.130 misnumbered 301. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La scienza della legislazione del cavaliere Gaetano Filangieri. Edizione seconda veneta diligentemente corretta e ripurgata. Tomo I-VIII

      Venezia: presso Giacomo Storti, 1796-1797 - In-12 (15cm) 8 tomi in 4 343, 496; 504, 683 (1); 239 (1), 308; 232, 376. Cartoncino con tasselli al sorso. Legatura postuma, tasselli strappati. Esemplare nel complesso in ottime condizioni. La Scienza della Legislazione è un'opera di alto ed innovativo valore europeo in materia di filosofia del diritto e teoria della giurisprudenza. In quest'opera che fu così apprezzata per la sobrietà della critica e per la concreta esposizione sul piano giuridico, Filangieri espose un pensiero frutto della grande cultura napoletana antecedente l'Unità d'Italia, rappresentata in particolare da Giambattista Vico e da Pietro Giannone, che interpolò con le teorie dei filosofi francesi, in particolare con le dottrine di Montesquieu. Fu pubblicata a partire dal 1780 in sette volumi ed una parte uscì postuma, dopo la morte dell'autore (l'indice e parte del libro V). La Scienza della Legislazione porta alla luce le ingiustizie sociali che affliggevano anche la Napoli pre-borbonica come le tante altre capitali europee (Parigi, Londra, San Pietroburgo, ecc.) pervasa dal lusso sfrenato dei privilegi feudali di aristocrazia e clero sfruttatori del popolo, e al tempo stesso chiede alla Corona di farsi portatrice di una "rivoluzione pacifica", una sorta di modello di monarchia illuminata, secondo i canoni illuministici, da conseguire attraverso una seria azione riformatrice da attuarsi sugli strumenti giuridici. Importanti l'affermazione dell'esigenza di attuare una codificazione delle leggi e una riforma progressiva dalla procedura penale, la necessità di operare una equa ripartizione delle proprietà terriere ed anche un miglioramento qualitativo dell'educazione pubblica oltre ad un suo rafforzamento su quella privata. L'opera fu tradotta in inglese, in francese, in tedesco, in spagnolo e rappresentò anche uno dei modelli ispiratori per Benjamin Franklin e la Costituzione americana. Fu messa all'Indice dalla Chiesa cattolica nel 1784, per le sue idee riformatrici ed i suoi attacchi ai privilegi del clero. Per ciò che attiene al diritto criminale, nell'opera Filangieri dà un'innovativa definizione di delitto: "Non tutte le azioni contrarie alle leggi sono delitti, non tutti coloro che le commettono sono delinquenti. L'azione disgiunta dalla volontà non è imputabile; la volontà disgiunta dall'azione non è punibile. Il delitto consiste dunque nella violazione della legge accompagnata dalla volontà di violarla". Filangieri Gaetano (1752-1788): principe; economista; avvocato; filosofo; militare; giureconsulto; massone. 18mo secolo

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        Jones's English System of book-keeping, by single or double entry, in which it is impossible for an error of the most trifling amount to be passed unnoticed; calculated effectually to prevent the evils attendant on the methods so long established; and adapted to every species of trade

      Bristol: Printed by R. Edwards, and sold by the author; by Grosvenor and Chater, London; and all the principal booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland, 1796 - Quarto (263 x 212 mm), pp. [viii], 29, [3], 8, [5], 7, 7, [17]. Contemporary full tree-calf, flat spine decorated in gilt with gilt lettering-piece. Joints cracked but firm, spine ends and corners a little worn, label slightly chipped; occasional light spotting; a very good copy. First edition of, perhaps the most famous and influential of all English books on accountancy, copy number 1933, licensed to Mr David Bowen of Carmarthen. "The [nineteenth] century opened with the continuing reverberations of the publication in 1796 of Edward Thomas Jones's English System of book-keeping . This book was translated into several European languages, and gave rise to much controversy and provoked the publication of various 'national' systems of book-keeping. The passions inspired by Jones's book are without equal in the history of book-keeping and accountancy. The bitter wrangling, in print and in public debate, which resolved around the figure of Geestevelt in Amsterdam in the 1660s, was insignificant in comparison: it was local not international, and left no trace on subsequent developments. A major element in Jones's book, and in some of his later publications, was a sharp and intemperate attack on the double-entry system . but the attack misfired, and Jones's attempt to replace the double entry by a modified form of single entry failed . Jones nevertheless made several fruitful suggestions for improving the design and organization of accounting records and the checks on the accuracy of the records." (Yamey, Introduction to ICAEW catalogue). ICA, p. 85; Herwood 299; Kress B.3210; not in Goldsmiths'. For a full discussion of Jones and his work, see B. S. Yamey's chapter "Edward Jones and the reform of book-keeping", pp. 313–324 in Littleton and Yamey, Studies in the History of Accounting (1956), and Bywater & Yamey, p. 196ff. Herwood 299; ICAEW, p. 85; Kress B.321. Not in Goldsmiths'. For a full discussion of Jones and his work, see B. S. Yamey's chapter "Edward Jones and the reform of book-keeping", pp. 313–324 in Littleton and Yamey, Studies in the History of Accounting (1956), and Bywater & Yamey, Historic Accounting Literature: a companion guide, p. 196ff.

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        Vierzehn Aussichten im Oberlande jenseits Thun gewählt mit ihren kurzen historisch-topographischen Beschreibungen. Die Kupfer von S. Weibel, Beschreibungen von B.A. Dunker. Quatorze vues choisies au-delà de Thoune.

      Berne, Emanuel Hortin, 1796, - in-4to oblong (16x23.7cm - Bild), gest. Titelbl./ titre gravé + 4 Bl. / 4 ff. (Etwas über das Titelkupfer - Vorbericht - Préface) + 39 S. /p. allemand-français + 14 Ansichten in sépia / vues tirées en bistre, avec une notice écrite à la main sur titre: ?se trouve chez l?auteur S: Weibel, peintre à Berne?, reliure originale en pleine basane, dos orné or, pièce de titre ?Vues? au dos. Édition originale, très rare. Album complet de 14 vues (dont 2 provenant d?un autre exemplaire). Nous avons suivi les n° du catalogue de Edouard Pittet à la page 202 de son ouvrage sur J.S. Weibel: 0) Front/Titre gravé par Duncker / 1) Vue de la Ville de Thoune 1795 / 2) Vue des Environs de Thoune 1795 (dans notre ?Album? 1792) / 3) Vue du Château d?Oberhofen 1793 / 4) Vue du Chateau de Spiez au Lac de Thoune 1795 / 5) Vue de la Ville d?Unterséen, o.J. / 6) Vue d?Interlaken 1795 / 7) Ruine d?Unspunnen près d?Interlaken (loses Bl. ankoloriert, aus anderem Ex.) 1792 / 8a) Vue de Zweilutschinen 1793 / 9) Vue des glacières de Grindelwald 1795 / 10) Vue des Glaciers de Roselouvi sur le Mont Scheidegg, dans la vallée d?Oberhasle 1792 / 11a) Vue de Meiringen dans la Vallée d?Oberhasle 1795 / 12) Vue du Pont de Wyler & de la Chute d?Oltchernbach dans la Vallée d?Oberhasle (légèrement coloriée, planche brunie, d?un autre ex.) 1795 / 13) Vue du Village de Brienz. o.J. / 14a) Vue du Château de Ringenberg au Lac de Brienz. 1795. Le frontispiz-titre avec texte: ?titre gravé par B.A. (Balthasar Anton) Dunker et portant le n° 0 dans ce catalogue (de Pittet): ?Le texte du titre est écrit sur une pierre en forme de dalle surmonté d?un chamois, à g. des arbres et des fleurs, à dr. le Staubbach et l?église de Lauterbrunnen?.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Ed. Pittet: Jakob Samuel Weibel. (Catalogue:) p. 202 ; Krebser, Thun, 108 S; Perret - Regards sur les Alpes, page 109. Notice 30. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyages de C.P. Thunberg, au Japon,: par le Cap de Bonne-Esperance, les Iles de la Sonde, &c.

      Paris Benoit Dandré, & Garnery 1796 - A very good set bound in contemporary quarter calf. First French edition Four volumes, pp.lxiv, 417, portrait frontis, plate; viii, [2], 430, 4 plates; viii, 445, 4 plates; xii, 462, 18 plates, several folding.

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        THE FLOATING IDEAS OF NATURE, SUITED TO THE PHILOSOPHER, FARMER, and MECHANIC [complete in two volumes]

      London: Printed for the Author, 1796. pp. vol. I: [4], [ix]-xvi, 17-318, [2- index,] [2- blank]; voll. II: 108, *109 - *134, 109-290, [325]-332, 291-296. Folding table frontispiece to volume I. The pagination is somewhat erratic, but all seems to be present, there is stub to the preliminaries of vol. I but this is from the folding table. Collation as follows vol. I Title, Advertisment leaf, Preface, Introduction, main text, Index; vol. II; Title page, Preface, Appendix, List of subscribers. Full, conteporary bindings of tree sheep, gilt decoration to the spines. Bindings worn to the spine with much of the covering leather chipped off, the boards remain firmly attached, but ideally need to be rebacked. All edges dyed yellow. Contents clean and tight, paper clean and crisp. A good/;very good set. All of Varlo's self- published works are scarce, but this title is particularly scarce - the list of subscribers listing only around 225 names. It is a later issue with some new material but, essentially as preceding editions: - "The Essence of Agriculture" in 1786 and "Nature Displayed" in 1793. Varlo went to America in 1784, expecting, apparently, to be acknowledged as governor of the province of New Jersey, through a grant from Charles I to Sir Edmund Plowden. This claim was dismissed in the courts. Varlo's twelve months' tour through the states of New England, Maryland, and Virginia is described in chapters three and four with fascinating accounts of George Washington and General Eathen Allen. Varlo's text while predominantly about British agriculture includes various references to American Agriculture including sections on Indian corn and tobacco. Varlo was free thinking and his text is enriched with his own observations and social commentary including his views on social injustices; some of his beliefs and thoughts were ahead of his time: - Chapter XXVI - "...my thoughts upon the most barbarous law which prevails in England, of hanging fellons." and concludes "...neither do I think that the law, as it now stands, for hanging felons, has the desired effect in lessening the growth of evils." The following chapter is entitled "A scheme to dispose of Felons, without Death or transportation, and make them useful Members of Society." Of tobacco users he says "...we are confident many in those countries that go without shoes and stockings, destroy more money in tobacco than would keep them in these articles; in short, it is a foolish, dirty, unmeaning custom, which ought to be abolished by every person of sense, having no good quality attending it..." . [bibliographic references: HOWES V53. SABIN 98633.]. First Edition. Full Leather. Good.

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        Il cuoco maceratese di Antonio Nebbia. Che insegna a cucinare ogni sorta di vivande di grasso, e di magro; Imbadir Mense secundo il presente buon gusto; e finalmente il modo di fare allievi di Sotto Cuochi, ed il dovere di questi verso i loro respettivi Offiziali. Utile, e vantaggioso non meno a' Giovani Servitori, e Donne di cucina, man anche a tutti quei, che itendono applicare a simil mestiere.

      Bassano del grappa Appresso Giuseppe Remondini Figli MDCCXCVI () 1796 - Editone Terra Veneta. 12°. 259 S. unbeschnitten (Lagen geöffnet). Mod. mamorierter OPpbd. Innen sauberes Exemplar. Seiten minimal braunfleckig. mit kleiner Randläsur Westbury 159 - Paleari 1781 - Auction Lambert 146 - B.ING 1346. Rare Italien regional cookery book from the Macerata Region. First cd. was published 1781 by the same editor. Italiano/Latino; 0,220 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Pavia, 18. Dezember [1796]. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An den französischen Bevollmächtigten im besetzten Pavia mit der Mitteilung, daß er die neu eigenführte Militärabgabe von 600 Lire bezahlt habe, wie es jeder gute Bürger tun solle („perchè così deve fare ogni buon cittadino"), gleichzeitig aber sein monatliches Gehalt von 77 Lire für seine Tätigkeit als chirurgischer Leiter im Unterschied zu drei seiner Kollegen noch nicht erhalten habe, ferner Spekulationen, warum die Bezahlung noch ausstehe, und Begründungen, warum ihm als Lehrer an seiner medizinischen Lehranstalt („scuola") sein Gehalt wichtig sei. – Gering fleckig und mit kleinem Ausriß auf Bl. 2 durch Siegelbruch (keine Textberührung); insgesamt sehr wohlerhalten.

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        A New Practical System of Human Reason, Divested of All Supernatural and Metaphysical Relations, and Founded on Its Only True Basis, Conceivability, as Efficient to the Discovery of Truth, Happiness, or Universal Good

      [Philadelphia?: Printed by T. Dodson?, 1796? or after]. First edition. 12mo. xxxv, 156 pp. With the printing note on the title page "Printed in the Fifth Year of intellectual life, or the Publication of the Apocalypse of Nature [his title, published in London, 1791], in the 7,000th year of Astronomical History, ascertained in the Oriental Tables, beyond which the incalculable Epocha of human existence is lost in absurd conjecture and legendary Fable." Laid in is a TLS from Richard Gimbel on Yale University letterhead offering an opinion on the printing of this pamphlet. A 16-page prospectus for the book was printed by Thomas Dobson in Philadelphia in 1796; presumably the book followed. Not in Evans (Evans 31237 for the prospectus). Not in Shipton & Mooney or Bristol. Not included in American Imprints. OCLC locates six copies, one (American Philosophical Society) dated 1796, the other five (New York Historical Society, Bowdoin, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Brown) in a single record dated "1810s"; OCLC locates five copies of the prospectus. Copac, giving place of publication and date as "[London? 1795]," locates five copies (Dublin, Bowdoin, American Philosophical Society, Library Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). Rare in trade, with one copy sold at auction in the past 35 years (ABPC, 1976-2011; Freeman's, 2003, $2990). First few leaves brittle, with a little chipping, stitching broken, but a very good, untrimmed and mostly unopened copy in original condition. Original brown marbled wrappers (spine a little eroded). (#6000) John "Walking" Stewart (1747-1822) won his nickname by walking from Madras, India, where he had been working for the East India Company, to Europe between 1765 and the mid-1790s. "Stewart is thought to have walked alone across Persia, Abyssinia, Arabia, and Africa, before wandering into every European country as far as Russia. During his journeys, he developed a unique brand of materialist philosophy which combines elements of Spinozistic pantheism with yogic notions of a single indissoluble consciousness. He began to promote his ideas publicly in 1790 with the publication of his treatise 'Travels Over the Most Interesting Parts of the Globe.' Over the next three decades Stewart wrote prolifically, publishing nearly thirty philosophical works, including 'The Opus Maximum' (London, 1803) and the long verse-poem 'The Revelation of Nature' (New York, 1795)" (Wikipedia). Stewart spent much of the 1790s in the United States when the title offered here was written and, apparently, published. Later in life, in London, he became friends with writers such as Thomas De Quincey, William Wordsworth, Thomas Paine, and Thomas Taylor.

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        Assemblée Coloniale de l'Isle de France. Séance du 16 Brumaire, au matin, An 5e [caption title]

      1796 - 8pp. Small quarto. Loose sheets. Contemporary manuscript notations. Lightly soiled, some light wear at edges. Early imprint from the colonial press at the French colony of Mauritius, also known as the Ile de France. The text deals with the registration of deeds on the island. Interestingly, the printer Bolle seems to have moved his press out of the capital of Port Louis at this point. The Dutch were the first Europeans to become interested in the island, taking possession in 1598. After exploiting the island's dense forests for a century and introducing the cultivation of sugar cane and cotton, the Dutch abandoned the colony in 1710. The French soon claimed it as "Ile de France," and the island remained under the control of the French East India Company until 1767. During the long war between France and England at the beginning of the 19th century, Mauritius proved to be an important strategic naval base, and as a result the British took charge of the island in 1810, and the Treaty of Paris confirmed official British possession in 1814. It remained an important sugar producing colony, and in the 20th century agricultural production was expanded to include tea, rice, and other produce. Printing began on Mauritius in 1768. During the French period, until 1810, only about 400 imprints were produced, mostly in the form of official documents and newspapers, though there are also almanacs and a few other items. All are quite rare. No copies located in OCLC; Toussaint locates a copy at the Mauritius Archives. Toussaint, A261.

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

      Firenze, Florence, Italy: Giovacchino Pagani, 1796. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good. 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.

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        L'Encyclopédie des Voyages, Contenant l'abrégé historique de moeurs [&c.].et la collection complette de leurs habillemens.dessinés d'après nature, gravés avec soin et coloriés à l'aquarelle.

      Paris: chez l'Auteur et al 1796 - 3 vols. (of 5) 4to. (24 x 20 cm.). Original mottled calf. Total of 253 (of 432) copper engraved plates with original hand colour. Europe Part I (of 2, consisting of France/Italy/Greece/Turkey): 83 plates Africa: 70 plates Asia:: 100 plates (Colas, 1302).

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        A Treatise on the Blood, Inflammation, and Gun-Shot Wounds. To which is Prefixed A Short Account of the Author's Life by his Brother-in-law, Everard Home

      Philadelphia: Published by Thomas Bradford, Printer, Book-seller & Stationer, 1796. First American edition from the first edition London Quarto of 1794. 5 engraved plates, one signed by E. Trenchard another by [John] Vallance. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary sheep. Rubbed, labels lacking, spines chipped, front free endpaper of first volume and lower free endpaper of second lacking or torn, text browned and spotted, with the bookplate of the Library of the Philadelphia Hospital in each volume. Good copies in a brown cloth open end case. First American edition from the first edition London Quarto of 1794. 5 engraved plates, one signed by E. Trenchard another by [John] Vallance. 2 vols. 8vo. Hunter's last work and his most important one. Cited by Paget as the "founder of scientific surgery" for his teaching methods and his manner of studying the process of the diseases and the necessary repair with an intense concentration upon the physiology. His experience of gunshot wounds and the resultant inflammations came from his year with the British army at Belle Island, Portugal in 1762 during the Seven Years War but it wasn't until thirty years later that he summarized his findings and subsequent discoveries. "His studies on inflammation in particular are fundamentals for pathology" (G & M 2283). John Valance was a Philadelphia engraver, was one the founders of the Association of Artists in America and known for having engraved a large number of encyclopedia plates. Austin 1002; Blake, p. 226; Shipton and Mooney 30608; Stauffer "American Engravers on Copper and Steel," p. 280. For the first edition: Garrison & Morton 78 "the veritable founder of experimental and surgical pathology and one of the three greatest surgeons of all time"

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        Defence of Usury; Shewing the Impolicy of the Present Legal

      1796. First American Edition of Bentham's Classic Essay on Usury Bentham, Jeremy [1748-1832]. Defence of Usury; Shewing the Impolicy of the Present Legal Restraints on the Terms of Pecuniary Bargains. To Which is Added, A Letter to Adam Smith, Esq. LL.D. On the Discouragement of Inventive Industry. Philadelphia: Printed for Matthew Carey, 1796. [iv], [5]-149, [2] pp. Includes two-page publisher advertisement. 12mo. (5-3/4" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary tree sheep, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine. Spine ends bumped, corners somewhat worn, minor wear along joints, a few minor scuffs to boards, a bit of chipping to edges of lettering piece. Some toning to text, heavier toning and some edgewear and dampstaining to preliminaries, foxing to a few leaves. Early owner annotation to front free endpaper, early signature to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. * First American edition. This was Bentham's first essay on a legal aspect of economics. Presented in the form of a series of letters from Russia, it takes issue with Adam Smith's argument that a maximum interest rate of 5% would prevent speculators from tying up the supply of available currency. It was written in 1787 and first published in Dublin in 1788. Later American editions were published in 1796, 1837, 1841 and 1842. OCLC locates 6 copies of the 1796 imprint in North American law libraries (Georgetown, Harvard, Library of Congress, Southern Illinois University, University of Minnesota, Yale). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2641.

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        Ordenanzas De La Ilustre Universidad, y Casa De Contratación De La M. N. y M. L. Villa De Bilbao, Insertos Sus Reales Privilegios, Aprobadas, y Confirmadas Por El Rey N. S. Don Felipe V. Año De 1737.

      Imprenta De Sancha, Madrid 1796 - Bello frontis grabado - portada - 1 hoja - 370pp. y 33 hojas. Encuadernación de época a plena piel. Lomera con nervios, hierros al oro y un tejuelo. Cortes pintados. Size: 31,5 x 21,5 Cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne. A Highland Story

      Published by Thomas Bradford, Philadelphia 1796 - First American edition. 12mo. Her first book, published in 1789. Described by Baker as a "sham historical novel mixing up baronial and highland life on the north-east coast of Scotland with the courtly and chivalrous society of Gothic romance" (p. 21). Radcliffe is known best for her Gothic novels where acts of the supernatural and the mysterious are used to draw horror and terror from the reader and are ultimately given some commonplace explanation. The Gothic novels of Radcliffe, Walpole, Godwin and others greatly influenced American novelists, especially Charles Brockden Brown who adapted the Gothic elements to the American climate and audience. Shipton and Mooney 31067. For the first edition: Block, p. 193; Summer, p. 135; Tinker 1700 Contemporary sheep, red morocco label. Some chipping of spine, rubbing, some browning and spotting of text, tears, mostly marginal though that on I6 with loss of four lines of text [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Was hat die heutige Arzneykunde von den Bemühungen einiger Naturforscher und Aerzte seit einem halben Jahrhunderte in Rücksicht einer zweckmässigen Anwendung der Elektricität auf Kranke gewonnen? Beantwortet am 28. März in einer öffentlichen Versammlung der churfl. baierischen Akademie der Wissenschaften an Ihrer hohen Stiftungsfeyer

      79 pp. Small 4to, orig. fine sheep (lower cover a little wormed), arms in gilt of the Elector of Bavaria, Maximilian I on upper cover, gilt border round sides, a.e.g. Munich: J. Lindauer, 1796. First edition of this scarce survey of the developments which had taken place in the previous fifty years in the application of electricity to medicine. Imhof (1758-1817), a member of the Saint Augustine order and of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, was professor of physics and mathematics at Munich and ducal librarian. He wrote a number of books on electricity, chemistry, and mathematics. In the present work, Imhof describes the advances in medical electricity made by many of the great physicists of the 18th century, including Musschenbroek, Watson, Cavallo, Bertholon, Galvani, Volta, and many others (including little-known scientists). A very pretty copy from the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria. ❧ Poggendorff, I, 1169. Ronalds 254. Not in Wheeler Gift Cat. Presentation letter laid-in to the Duke of Bavaria. .

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

      Printed for, & Sold by J. Wilson , & J. Johnson, Booksellers, Wilmington, Del 1796 - First American edition, published the same year as the first edition. Sm. 12mo. Having journeyed to Norway, Sweden and Denmark to make arrangements for some of Gilbert Imlay's commercial speculations and having written to him of her progress, Wollstonecraft extracted those passages describing the country and peoples and published them. Shipton & Mooney 31653 citing the AAS copy as does the article in the Colby Library Quarterly. For the first edition: Rothschild 2598; Windle 7 Nineteenth century half morocco. Rubbed, text lightly browned. With the contemporary signature of Elizabeth Yeates on the title. From the library of Redmond Conyngham with his bookplate. In an open end cloth case, leather tipped First American edition, published the same year as the first edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Jacques le Fataliste et son maître EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Buisson, 1796. Fine. Chez Buisson, à Paris An Cinquième de la République [1796], 2 volumes in-8 (130x210mm), (2f.) xxij ; 23-286pp. et (2f.) 320pp., reliés. - first edition. Binders of the time in the "cartonnage" camel, back smooth decorated with double gilded nets and pieces of title and volume number of red and black morocco. Caps and slightly rubbed some spots scattered, otherwise fine copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, posthume, sur papier de Hollande. Exemplaire, relié sur brochure, entièrement non-rogné aux marges exceptionnelles (130x210 mm) Reliures postérieures (XIXème) en plein cartonnage couleur camel, dos lisses ornés de doubles filets dorés ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge et noir. Coiffes très légèrement frottées et quelques piqûres éparses, sinon bel exemplaire. Le texte précédant l'ouvrage, A la mémoire de Diderot, est de Jakob-Heinrich Meister, ami de Necker et successeur de Grimm à la Correspondance littéraire. Le roman, conçu à partir de 1765, parait justement en feuilletons dans cette revue de 1778 à 1780. La version publiée n'est cependant pas définitive, puisque Diderot n'a de cesse de l'augmenter jusqu'à sa mort, et l'œuvre qui, en 1771, comptait 125 pages, en atteignait 200 en 1778, 208 en 1780, 287 en 1783. Pourtant, l'oeuvre, bien avant sa publication française, est déjà connue en Allemagne grâce aux traductions qu'en donnent Schiller (en 1787 dans sa revue Thalia). A la suite de cette version, Doray de Longrais donna une version française du même récit. En 1792, l'Allemagne découvre le texte intégral grâce à une nouvelle traduction, celle de Mylius. Enfin, en 1796 est donné en France le texte original, d'après une copie vraisemblablement fournie par Grimm ou Goethe. Superbe exemplaire à toutes marges.

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        NEW TRAVELS INTO THE INTERIOR PARTS OF AFRICA, BY WAY OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE IN THE YEARS 1784, 84 AND 85 (3 vol set)

      G.G and J. Robinson, 1796 - 287, 383 and 488pp.22 engraved plates and fold-outs as called for. LACKING MAP. Rebound in brown cloth and half leather Four raised bands with gold-stamped red spine labels. New endpapers and pastedowns. Some age browning. some foxingon a few pages. On vol 3 only there is faint marginal waterstaining on the first thirty pages. VG for age [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vida y Milagros de Santa Rosalía Vírgen

      Madrid, por Ramón Ruiz, 1796. 8vo.; 6 hs., 172 pp. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época. Una raro texto sobre la «santuzza» patrona de Palermo y el culto de la doncella normanda eremita del Siglo XII que salvó milagrosamente a Sicilia de la Peste en 1624 (que dejaría atras treinta mil víctimas, entre la cuales la del Virrey Manuel Filiberto de Saboya) al ser hallados sus restos en el Monte Pellegrino. Antoine Van Dick (1599-1641) testigo del hallazgo en Palermo pintó una santa Rosalía que se encuentra hoy el Palazzo Abatellis. Tambien llegó a tiempo para pintar al Virrey que se encuentra hoy en Londres, en la Dulwich Picture Gallery. El autor Fray Juan de San Bernardo fue un franciscano descalzo de la reforma de San Pedro de Alcántara, que pasó de España a Ischia, en Nápoles, para establecer en Italia esta nueva rama de la Orden de San Francisco.

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        Sorrows Sacred to the Memory of Penelope. [by Sir Brooke Boothby Bart]

      Folio. London: W. Bulmer, 1796. Folio, 89 pp. With a frontispiece, 2 plates, and several illustrations in the text. Original blue boards, printed label on upper cover, slightly foxed here and there but generally a fine untrimmed copy as issued. First edition, one of a tiny number of large-paper copies. Only one other copy has been located (in the Essick collection, Fuseli?s copy). The frontispiece is a stipple-engraving proof before all letters by Benedetti after the painting by Fuseli and is one of the largest book illustrations after Fuseli?"it measures almost 12 x 7 inches. The poems memorialize the death of Boothby?s daughter Penelope at the age of five and include a laudatory reference to Fuseli; Boothby was a member of the Lichfield literary circle and was immortalised in a portrait by Joseph Wright of Derby. Weinglass 139.

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        Viaggio alle Indie Orientali umiliato alla Santita di N. S. Papa Pio Sesto pontefice massimo [.].

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

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