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        The Speeches of the Hon. Thomas Erskine, in the Court of King's Bench, June 28, 1797, before Right Hon. Lloyd Lord Kenyon, and a special jury, on the trial The King versus Thomas Williams, for publishing The Age of Reason, written by Thomas Paine.

      London, printed for J. Debrett, Piccadilly, MDCCXCVII. [1797]. Pamphlet 1797, 8vo, 210 x 130 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, pages: 23, [1] adverts to last page, marbled paper wrappers, title page and last page foxed, a few minor nicks to edges and occasional small fox spot, otherwise a good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Poems by the late Josias Lyndon Arnold, Esq. of St. Johnsbury Vermont formerly of Providence and a Tutor in Rhode Island College [Introduction by James Burrill Junior]

      Printed at?by Carter and Wilkinson, Providence 1797 - First edition. Lacking half-title. Pp. [iii]-xii, [13]-141. Ornaments and decorations. 1 vols. 12mo. Included "The Last Words of Shalum; -or the Dying Indian" by Philip Freneau and "On Hearing a Partridge Drum" by his father Dr. Jonathan Arnold, one of the founders of St. Johnsbury, VT. The editor, Burrill, was the Attorney General of Rhode Island at this time. Alden "Rhode Island" 1523; Evans 31753; Wegelin 7 Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, later paper label on spine. Extremities very rubbed, spine chipped, joints starting, some spotting, generally light, a few leaves soiled, else a very good copy Lacking half-title. Pp. [iii]-xii, [13]-141. Ornaments and decorations. 1 vols. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Naval Gazetteer; or, Seaman’s Complete Guide.

      Boston: W. Spotswood and J. Nancrede, 1797. (3)-xlvi, (1), 8-436; (3)-573, (3) pp. b/w folding charts. First American edition of this important early gazetteer, with folding maps - made by mapmakers in New York and Boston - of the northwest and northeast coasts of America, West Indies, South America, Africa and the South Pacific, as well as European and Asian seas. Text descriptions include physical characteristics but also navigating information for mariners, for thousands of locations, including recently discovered waters in North America and the Pacific. It contains, for example, the “Correct Chart of the Northwest Coast of North America from Bhering’s Straits to Nootka Sound,” which was the first map of Alaska published in America, and of great importance to American fur and China traders. Maps show occasional foxing, but are generally in good or better condition. Sabin 44119. Evans 32415. Bound in contemporary full calf, rebacked with new labels

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        Urians Nachricht von der neuen Aufklärung, nebst einigen andern Kleinigkeiten. Von dem Wandsbecker Bothen.

      Hamburg, Perthes 1797.. 24 S. Hübscher bibliophiler Pappband. 16 x 10 cm. Goed. IV/1, 981, 27 und V, 204 k; Kippenberg 1474; Meyer 519; Boas II, 87, XVIII. - Erste Ausgabe. - Die dezidierte Ablehnung der Französischen Revolution durch Claudius rief unter den norddeutschen Demokraten helle Empörung und zahlreiche Gegenschriften hervor. - In den "Kleinigkeiten" nimmt Claudius sehr heftig Bezug auf ein Xenion Schillers.

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        Läsning i blandade ämnen. N:o 1-50. Första-femte årgången.

      - Stockholm, H. A. resp. A. J. Nordström, 1797-1801. 8:o. (4),+ 102; (2),+ 182; (2),+ 107; (2),+ 157,+ (1); (2),+ 176,+ (4); (4),+ 138,+ (2); (2),+ 205,+ (1) s.+ utvikbar tryckt tabell; (2),+ 188 + (1); (2),+ 190; (2),+ 89,+ (4); (4),+ 135,+ (1); (2),+ 116,+ (1); (2),+ 157; (2),+ 120; (2),+ 151,+ (11) s.+ utvikbar grav. karta; (2),+ 215 s.+ utvikbar tryckt tabell; (2),+ 131,+ (5); (4),+ 207; (2),+ 183,+ (1) s.+ utvikbar tryckt tabell; (2),+ 218; (6),+ 144; (6),+ 449,+ (1) s.+ 2 utvikbara tryckta tabeller,+ 3 utvikbara grav. planscher. Enstaka småfläckar, sista bladet i del 17 något löst, en av planscherna fläckig. Något nötta uniforma samtida hfrbd, guldornerade ryggar och röda titeletiketter. 10 volymer. Första och andra volymen med liten skada på övre kapitäl. De tre sista banden aningen senare. Samtliga volymer med ett äldre blindpressat exlibris, med det svenska riksvapnet, med en medeltida kämpa på vardera sidan, under en banderoll med runor. Lundstedt 330b. Samtliga nummer i första upplagan. Komplett svit av Georg Adlersparre viktiga ekonomisk tidskrift. Den föregicks av hans "Läsning för landtmän", som utkom 1795-96. Innehållet är en blandning av vitterhet, lanthushållning, ekonomi, juridik, filosofi och politik. Bland medarbetarna återfanns Adlerbeth, Franzén, Gyllenborg, Järta, Oxenstierna och Leopold. Här trycktes även texter av och om Kant, Gibbon, De Lolme och Adam Smith. Kartan hör till en presentation av Rutger Macklean och hans omdaningsarbeten på Svaneholm.

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        [WoO 68] XII Variazioni Per il Clavicembalo Sul Menuetto ballato dalla Sign.a. Venturini e Signor Chechi nel Ballo delle Nozze disturbate... No. 4. Pr: 40.Xr

      Bonna: N. Simrock [PN] 35, 1797. Second edition, first issue, published one year after the first. New Kinsky II, p. 167. Hoboken 3, 626 (later issue). The theme is from Jakob Haibel's ballet "Le nozze disturbate." One of the earliest Simrock publications.. Oblong folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 4-11, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Title printed within decorative border. Somewhat soiled; outer bifolium partly detached. Occasional markings in pencil.

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        The Complete Angler, or Contemplative Man's Recreation With the Lives of the Authors, and Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory

      London: Printed for F. and C. Rivington …, 1797. Seventh (titled Sixth) Hawkins edition. Illustrated with 3 plates of fishing tackle, 2 plates of music, 3 woodcuts in text. lxxvi, 264, xxxii, 112, [10] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Nineteenth-century polished tan calf, spine gilt, t.e.g. Rebacked, some minor rubbing. Bookplate. A handsome copy, very good overall. Seventh (titled Sixth) Hawkins edition. Illustrated with 3 plates of fishing tackle, 2 plates of music, 3 woodcuts in text. lxxvi, 264, xxxii, 112, [10] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. 1797 Walton. Re-issue of the 1792 edition with a new title page. Coigney 16

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        Encyclopaedia Britannica Dictionary of Arts,Sciences and Miscellaneous Literature

      Edinburgh,A.Bell and C.Macfarquhar, MDCCXCVII1797. 3. Aufl.,17 Bände + 2 Subelemente Band 3 fehlt gebundene Ausgabe 3. Aufl.,17 Bände +2 Subelemente, illustrated with five hundred and forty-two copperplates,Band 3 fehlt,Sehr schönes Exemplar,feste Blöcke,absolutes Sammlerstück 9 A ch

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        Document Signed to General François Joseph LEFEBVRE (Pierre, 1757-1816, Marshal of the French Empire, 1804, 1st Duke of Castiglione, 1808)

      1797 - (1755-1820, Marshal of the Empire, 1804, 1st Duke of Dantzig, 1808), "Commander in Chief of the Left Wing of the Regiments" of the Army of Germany, in French with translation, forwarding "a request [not present] from Citizen Levêque, former Commissioner of Wars, and a letter from General Jacobé-Trigny" (Augustin Jean-Baptiste,1751-1814, General of Brigade, 1795), "who recommends him. I need your advice in order to make up my mind about this Citizen, whom you must know better than I", and ending "Friendly regards", with an autograph footnote "Find out about the other citizen mentioned", at the head is a fine engraving (unsigned) of Marianne on a column bearing "French Republic. Constitution of the Year 3", (which set up the Directory, 1795-1799), below her are an officer drawing his sword and a female warrior holding a flag "The Victorious Armies", the attractive background includes an encampment, a flag "Vanquish or Die", a field gun, and cavalry galloping to cross a bridge, with Augereau's name as commanding the Army of Germany, 1 side tall folio, Offenburg, Baden, 26th Brumaire Year 6, 16th November Written during the uneasy peace that ended the struggle between France and the First Coalition (1792-1797). The Austrians had retreated from the Netherlands, and while in 1796 they had been victorious on the Rhine, Bonaparte in Italy had triumphed and had dictated terms at Campo Formio near Udine (18th October 1797). Augereau received his title from the battle of Castiglione, 5th August 1796, 6 miles south of Lake Garda. Bonaparte sent him to carry the enemy standards back to the Directory, and his popularity rivalled Bonaparte's. A staunch republican at heart, he helped drive out the moderates in the coup of 4th September 1797, and was then sent to command the united army of Germany. However, peace ensued and he began to resent his treatment by the Directory, and the present letter shows his wariness in dealing with any Commissioner of Wars they sent. As a republican he opposed the coup that ended the Directory, but afterwards threw in his lot with Bonaparte and received his marshal's baton in 1804. Lefebvre took part in all the important battles of the North, between 1793 and1799, and was the first republican general to cross the Rhine (Neuwied, 18th April 1797). In September 1797 he took over the Army of the Sambre-et-Meuse, but it was very soon merged with that of the Rhin-et-Moselle to form the Army of Germany under Augereau. The arrangement (and, we must suppose, the engraving in the present document) was short lived, for in mid-December the army was split into the Army of the Rhine under Augereau, and the Army of Mainz. Later, as military governor of Paris, during the coup of 18th Brumaire (19th November 1799) that ended the Directory, it was Lefebvre who protected Lucien Bonaparte in the chamber and drove out the deputies.

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        A Sketch of the Ancient and Present State of Sherwood Forest, in the County of Nottingham. Nottingham: Printed by S. Tupman, 1799. First edition, 30pp., without the final errata leaf, 4 folding engraved plates. [Bound with:] ----. Description of an Ancient Medallion in the Possession of H. Rooke. Nottingham: Printed by Samuuel Tupman, 1800. First edition, 7, [1]pp., one engraved plate illustrating both sides of the ancient brass medallion of St. Paul found in 1775 by workmen near Newstead Priory. [Bound with:] ----. A Description of the Great Oak in Salcey Forest, in the County of Northampton. Illustrated by Two Views.

      Nottingham: Printed by S. Tupman 1797 - First edition, 8pp., engraved plate of the great oak. 3 works bound in one, front-free endpaper loose, cont. half calf, marbled boards, rubbed, joints cracked, upper cover holding. Hayman Rooke (1723-1806) After a modest military career, in which he achieved the rank of major, Hayman Rooke retired to Mansfield Woodhouse in Nottinghamshire and turned himself into an antiquary. He is particularly associated with Roman finds around Mansfield Woodhouse, but he was a pioneer archaeologist within the county of Nottinghamshire. Despite having no formal training, he was well versed in a range of archaeological fields, and a frequent contributor to the journal Archaeologia between 1776 and 1796. As well as the Romans he wrote about medieval churches and local great estates such as Welbeck, Bolsover, Haddon Hall and Thoresby. The Major Oak is named in his honour and in recognition of his writings and love of Sherwood Forest. (wikipedia). Dobin, 494 & 7. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [K366, 489]. Idomeneo Rè di Creta Opera seria in trè Atti... Idomeneus König von Creta eine ernsthafte Oper in drey Aufzügen mit italienischem und deutschem Texte im Klavierauszuge von A. E. Müller. [Piano-vocal score]

      Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel [without PN], 1797. Second edition, published just one year after the first. Köchel 6 p. 372. Haberkamp p. 163. Hoboken 11, 110. Hirsch IV, 40. RISM M4190. The arranger of the piano-vocal score, August Eberhard Müller (1767-1817), served as Thomaskantor in Leipzig from 1801 to 1810 and as court Kapellmeister in Weimar thereafter. Overture and 32 numbers, including 2 ballets. Libretto by Gianbattista Varesco after Antoine Danchet's "Idomenée," German version by Andreas Schachtner (1780). Mozart's setting of Varesco's libretto (based on a French opera by Danchet and Campra) was first performed on January 29, 1781 at the Residenz Theater in Munich. "Having completed nine operatic works, Mozart, aged twenty-four, was commissioned to write an opera by the Elector Karl Theodor of Bavaria, formerly of Mannheim, who had moved to Munich in January 1778. He began work in Salzburg in October 1780 and moved to Munich in November to complete the work with the singers, several of whom he knew from Mannheim days. The opera was successful but there were no further performances in other houses and the amateur performance in Vienna took place five years later." Robbins Landon: The Mozart Companion, p. 248. "Idomeneo sprang from a specific tradition and far outstripped it. The happy auspices under which it was created brought forth from Mozart a work so demanding that it could hardly be performed elsewhere. Even the Mannheim-Munich forces were probably not ready for its boldness. "Magnificent," "expressive," "novel," "powerful," "and "strange," its first auditors called it, with the dominating impression certainly the last. For all but a few the profundities of this opera eroica were too deep. In the decade Mozart had left to live, it had already became a work dispossessed. This is perhaps one of the reasons why he loved it especially among all his works." Heartz: Mozart's Operas, p. 34. "There may not be here the delicate psychological detail that we find in Figaro and Cosi fan tutti, or the sublime naturalness and simplicity of Die Zauberflote -- these would both have been completely foreign to the general style of the opera -- but there is a monumental strength and a white heat of passion that we find in this early work of Mozart's and shall never find again. Idomeneo is the first and last 'opera seria' that represents the complete and mature Mozart." Dent: Mozart's Operas (2nd ed.), p. 45.. Oblong folio. Half dark brown morocco with marbled boards, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (title), 190 pp. Typeset. With text in Italian and German. Uniformly browned; slightly foxed; occasional small stains; some worming; one bifolium (pp. 149-152) loose and slightly soiled and frayed at outer edge; notation to final page slightly obscured at inner margin; occasional minor imperfections. An uncut copy (except for title leaf).

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        Report of the Lords' Committee of Secrecy

      1797. First Edition . (BANK OF ENGLAND) (PARLIAMENT). Report of the LordsÂ’ Committee of Secrecy. Ordered to be Printed 28th April 1797. BOUND WITH: Third Report of the Committee of Secrecy [of the House of Commons]. Ordered to be Printed 21st April 1797Â… [London]: no publisher, (1797). Folio, contemporary three-quarter calf, red morocco spine label, marbled boards. $2500.Scarce first edition of the results of the Secret CommitteeÂ’s investigation of the Bank of EnglandÂ’s bullion crisis, with folding tables of accounts, in contemporary binding.By 1797 EnglandÂ’s war with France had drained the gold reserves. The Government prohibited the Bank from paying its notes in gold; the House of Lords and the House of Commons both commissioned Secret Committees charged with examining and stating the total amount of outstanding demands on the Bank of England and the funds available for discharging these debts. The House of LordsÂ’ Secret CommitteeÂ’s report includes minutes of evidence and papers and accounts; the House of CommonsÂ’ Secret CommitteeÂ’s third report includes minutes of evidence and an appendix (the first and second reports, not present here, were only two pages long). Both reports include numerous tables of accounts, many folding.This banking crisis influenced a number of important 19th-century economic thinkers, perhaps most notably David Ricardo. “Ricardo was led to the study of money and banking and the mechanism of international payments by urgent questions of the day. He had witnessed the great currency upheavals connected with the wars and had seen the suspension of cash payments in 1797, the great depreciation of paper money, and the marked rise in prices which followed it. In The High Price of Bullion, published in 1809, he explained that these phenomena had been caused by an over-issue of paper money. HeÂ… proposed that the Bank of England should gradually reduce the amount of notes in circulation until the price of gold had been brought down to its previous levelÂ… the essence of RicardoÂ’s theory was accepted by the Bullion Committee, and subsequent banking legislation, particularly the resumption of cash payments in 1822, reflect strongly the Ricardian influence” (Roll, 173). Both reports include numerous tables of accounts, many folding. Kress B.3415. Goldsmiths 17009; 17007. Contemporary binding slightly worn, joints tender but cords sound. Text fine. Very good condition. Very scarce.

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        Declaratio infirmitatis fundamentorum operis Kantiani Critik der reinen Vernunft. Budae, typis regiae Universitatis Pestiensis, 1797.

      - Very rare first edition of an attack on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason by the Jesuit professor of physics and philosophy J.B. Horvath (1732-99), author also of some important scientific textbooks. Horvath taught at the University of Trnava (Nagyszombat) in modern-day Slovakia, which was then part of the Kingdom of Hungary. Adickes 1889. Worldcat locates only 6 copies worldwide: McGill, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, Indiana University, LMU München, Szeged University Library in Hungary. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo, [iv], 188 pp., contemporary half leather over marbled boards, quite rubbed and with wear to spine and edges, decorative endpapers and all edges red, old ownership inscription on front free endpaper, uniform light browning, overall a good copy of an extremely scarce book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nachricht von der Brittischen Gesandtschaftsreise durch China und einen Theil der Tartarei. Herausgegeben von C. B.

      Berlin, Voss, 1797. - 8°. 190 SS., 1 Bl., mit 1 Titelkupfer Pappband um 1900 "Cordier, Sinica 2392; Henze II, 678. Seltene erste Ausgabe dieser Beschreibung einer Reise nach China, die zunächst nur in Briefform an Freunde zirkulierte. Der Herausgeber berichtet im Vorwort wie es zu dieser öffentlichen Ausgabe kam. Hüttner (1766-1847) "ging 1791 nach England als Erzieher in das Haus des G. Staunton. Mit diesem nahm er teil an G. Macartneys Gesandtschaftsreise nach China (1792-1794)" (Henze). - Hier mit dem Kupferstich auf dem Titel, der nur einem Teil der Ausgabe beigegeben wurde; es gibt auch Exemplare mit rein typographischem Titel. Zu sehen ist der Pik Lantao bei dem Eingang der Bocca Tigris mit verschiedenen chinesischen Schiffen, die auf dem letzten Blatt erklärt werden. " "- Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, nur die ersten und letzten Blätter etwas stärker, berieben, unteres Kapital etwas bestossen, aber solide. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Camilla: or, a Picture of Youth

      Boston: John Bull, 1797. First Boston Edition, one of three issued in 1797. with 3 pages of ads at the end of Volume III. 3 vols. 12mo. Original mottled calf. Very attractive, some foixing. First Boston Edition, one of three issued in 1797. with 3 pages of ads at the end of Volume III. 3 vols. 12mo. Evans 31744

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        Della Vera Influenza Degli Astri Sulle Stagioni E Mutazioni Tempo Saggio Meteorologico

      Tommaso Bettinelli, Padua 1797 - 1/4 vellum over original plain boards, spine vellum cracked, dry and chipped. Old notes to pastedown, scattered light foxing, very clean overall. xvi, 236pp with 4 folding charts at the rear. Toaldo was a professor of Science and Mathematics at the University of Padua, instrumental in implementing Franklin's theories on electricity - he attempted to prove that weather was cyclical and controlled by atmospheric phenomena. At the rear he appends an Italian translation of the Greek poet Solensis Aratus's famous astronomical poem. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Science & Technology; Inventory No: 045247. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dam Amsterdam - vismarkt, Thomas Rowlandson.

      De vismarkt aan het Damrak, in de achtergrond stadhuis en waag.Ets en aquatint naar het ontwerp van Thomas Rowlandson, uitgegeven door Rudolph Ackermann in 1797. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. ZELDZAAM. Afm. 41 x 54 cmOp deze pittoreske voorstelling zien we in de voorgrond visboeren in een tiental boten druk met hun manden en netten. Een steiger loopt naar de eigenlijke vismarkt. Aan de overkant van het water liggen grotere boten aan het Damrak. Op de Dam staat nog de waag uit 1565, die door Lodewijk Napoleon in 1808 werd afgebroken, omdat het zijn uitzicht vanaf het tot zijn paleis herbestemde stadhuis, zou belemmeren.Gebouwen zijn tamelijk nauwkeurig weergegeven, de figuren losser, bijna karikaturaal, een genre waarmee Rowlandson (1756 -1827) beroemd zou worden. Maar tot het eind van de 18e eeuw maakte hij meer objectieve beschouwingen van het stadse en landelijke leven, vaak met glimlach.Op de plaats van de vismarkt staat sinds 1914 De Bijenkorf.Prijs: ?3.950,- (incl. 21% BTW, incl. lijst).

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        Bill of Lading for Shipping Wine from Barcelona, Spain to Philadelphia in 1800. [Framed & signed document].

      (An unpublished item). Partially printed document filled in by hand & signed by several persons. Framed between double glass. - This Bill of Lading is a partially printed 9 1/2 x 14" document with portions filled in by hand & 2 handwritten sections in English & French; laid paper with watermark Elias & CO [?]. Signed by the first U. S. Consul (William Willis) to Barcelona (Catalonia), appointed by President John Adams in 1797, & Valentin Riera of Valentin Riera & Co., of Barcelona, & John Boyd, of the ship Harry, & Jean Baptiste Thomas Dannery, French Commissaire de Relations Commerciales & his Secretary (both these signatures may be secretarial). With two stamped seals: US Consul in Barcelona & French Commissaire's seal. Document was originally folded & central cross folds show some darkening, wear & several small holes along the fold lines at cross folds. Framed between 2 panes of glass in a heavy black & silver wood frame. Contents of the document (handwritten parts of the text are shown here in { } brackets). Front, first (partially printed) portion: Shipped by the Grace of God, in good Order and well Condition'd by {Valentin Riera & Co. of Barcelona by order on account, and risk of Messrs. William Bell & John Leamy merchants and residents in the city of Philadelphia---} in and upon the good {Ship} called the {Harry---} whereof is Master, {-----} for this present Voyage, {John Boyd---} and now riding at Anchor in the {Road of Vilanova---} and by God's Grace bound for {Philadelphia.} { W B JL no. 1a 300 Hsd. [=margin mark] Three hundred Hogsheads full of red wine.} being mark'd and number'd as in the Margin, and are to be delivered in the like good Order and well Condition'd, at the aforesaid Port of {Philadelphia---} (the Danger of the Seas only excepted' unto {the Messrs. William Bell, & John Leamy} or to {their} Assigns, he or they paying Freight for the said Goods {Nothing being Owners property---} with Primage and Average accustom'd. In Witness whereof the Master or Purser of the said {Ship---} hath affirm'd to {five} Bills of Lading, all of this Tenor and Date; the one of which Bills being accomplishd, the others to stand void. And so God, send the good Ship to her desir'd Port in Safety. Amen. Dated in {Vilanova 13 Septr. 1800--} {Leakage Excepted} [signed]: Valentin Riera &Co: [signed]: John Boyd. Next follows this entirely handwritten section: Consulate of the United States of America Barcelona. Personally appeared before me in this Consulate Valentin Riera, Principal of the House of Valentin Riera &Co. Merchants of this City, and being duly sworn, Deposed, that the above Bill of Lading, is in every particular, just and true, and that the Articles-therein specify'd, were shipped by his House, soley on Acct: and risque of Wm. Bell, & John Leamy, merchants resident, in Philadelphia, and Citizens of the United States of America, and that the same were purchased with funds, arising from the sales of a cargo, landed at this place, from on board the said Ship Harry, wch cargo was solely the property of the said Wm. Bell, and John Leamy, and the said Valentin Riera further deposeth; that no other person, or persons than the said Wm. Bell and John Leamy, are either directly, or indirectly interested in said Articles, or any part thereof. [signed] Valentin Riera &Co: In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal of Office in Barcelona this thirteenth day of Septemr. One thousand, eight hundred. [signed] Willm Willis Consul of the United States of America for the Province of Catalonia &c. [stamped seal with word Gratis written above the seal]. On reverse is this handwritten (by a secretary) in French: Nous Jean Baptiste Thomas Dannery Commissaire des Relations Commerciales de la Republique francaise en Catalogne- Residence de Barcelone. Certifions a tous qu'il appartiendre, que, Monsieur, Guillaume Willis, qui a signe et delivre le Certificat en l'autre part, est Consul pour Les Etats unis Damerique en Cette ville de Barcelone et toi [?] doit ^dre [?] ajoutee a sa Signature ensaditte qualite tant en jugeanent [?]que dechoir. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The barren fig-tree: Or, the doom and downfall of the fruitless professor: Showing that the day of grace may be past with him long before his life is ended. Also, the signs by which such miserable mortals may be known.

      A. Millar, W. Law, & R. Cater, 1797. The Pilgrim's Progress author expounds on the parable of the fig tree that bore no fruit. ESTC says that the London part of the imprint is false and that this edition was probably printed in York; it is a notably uncommon printing, with ESTC, WorldCat, and NUC Pre-1956 locating => only one U.S. institutional holding and only two in Britain. Provenance: Front pastedown with inked inscription of Sarah Ann Thompson of Darby, 1822. Later in the collections of the Pacific School of Religion.

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        Sancti Aurelii Augustini Hipponensis Episcopi Operum. Editio Tertia veneta.

      Ex Typographia Remondiniana, Bassano, 1797. 18 v. da 1000 a 2500 p. cad. con numerazione su due colonne, 4° (29 cm), carta francese coeva con titoli a china al dorso del titolo, del numero di volume e degli argomenti contenuti in ciascun volume. Ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo, cinque volumi presentano alcune gore non deturpanti alle prime carte, due volumi presentano limitate mancanze ai dorsi, il volume V presenta una macchia alle carte numerate romane che rapidamente si estingue alle prime arabe, che presenta alle prime 6 carte e alla brossura anche una limitata mancanza di testo. RARISSIMA EDIZIONE SETTECENTESCA (completa) DELLA OPERA OMNIA DI SANT'AGOSTINO. Il primo volume correttamente con la bibliografia presenta una data di dieci anni posteriore probabilmente per un errore tipografico.

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        Tvänne Resor från Ostindien till Americas nordvästra kust, åren 1786, 1788 och 1789...

      Stockholm: J.S. Ekmanson, 1797. Octavo; modern calf binding. Scarce: the first Swedish edition, translated by Samuel

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        Three Years Travels Throughout the Interior Parts of North-America, for More Then (sic) Five Thousand Miles, Containing an Account of the Great Lakes, and All the Lakes, Islands and Rivers... with a Description of the Birds, Beasts, Reptiles, Insects... and an Appendix Describing the Uncultivated Parts of America That Are the Most Proper for Forming Settlements.

      Boston: Printed by John Russell, for David West. 1797. Hardcover. xvi, 311pp. Full brown morocco ruled in black on the sides, spine with raised bands and black lettering, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Prominent Boston merchant Franklin W. Smith's copy. Binding by Terquem of Paris done expressly for renowned Los Angeles bookseller C. C. Parker. Toning to text block else a fine copy. Howes C-215. Sabin 11185. ; 12mo .

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        A complete dictionary of the English language, both with regard to sound and meaning To which is prefixed a prosodial grammar

      London: printed for Charles Dilly [et al.], 1797. Fourth edition, "revised, corrected and enlarged," 2 volumes, 8vo; [*]2 A4 a-p4 q2 B-3O4 3P2; [A]2 B-4G4; full contemporary tree calf recently rebacked, original red and black spine labels preserved; hinges reinforced, foxing throughout, else very good and sound. Alston V, 324; ESTC T91109; Kennedy 6320; Vancil, p. 221.

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        Kritische Sammlungen zur Geschichte der Deutschen in Siebenbürgen. 3 Teile in einem Band.

      Göttingen, Vandenhoek und Ruprecht, 1795-1797. - Erstausgabe. - „Erstes Stück. Urkunden"; „Zweites Stück. XII kritisch-historische Untersuchungen"; „Drittes Stück. Privilegium Andreae II vom J. 1224, mit einem Commentar". - Einband berieben u. etw. bestoßen. Vordere Rückenkante m. kl. Tintenfleck. Tlw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Petrik III, 311. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 8°. XIII (1), 162 S.; XII S., S. (163-)509 (1); XVI S., S. (511-)712, Ldr. d. Zt. m. Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Three Years Travels Throughout the Interior Parts of North-America, for More Then (sic) Five Thousand Miles, Containing an Account of the Great Lakes, and All the Lakes, Islands and Rivers. with a Description of the Birds, Beasts, Reptiles, Insects. and an Appendix Describing the Uncultivated Parts of America That Are the Most Proper for Forming Settlements.

      Printed by John Russell, for David West, Boston 1797 - xvi, 311pp. Full brown morocco ruled in black on the sides, spine with raised bands and black lettering, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Prominent Boston merchant Franklin W. Smith's copy. Binding by Terquem of Paris done expressly for renowned Los Angeles bookseller C. C. Parker. Toning to text block else a fine copy. Howes C-215. Sabin 11185. ; 12mo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Metaphysische Anfangsgründe der Tugendlehre (The Metaphysical Foundations of the Theory of Virtue).

      Friedrich Nicolovius, Konigsberg 1797 - TP + [III]-X = Vorrede + [1]-190 + [191] = Verbesserungen, Octavo. First Edition (Warda 176). The second, separately published, part of Kant's Die Metaphysik der Sitten (the first being Metaphysische Anfangsgründe der Rechtslehre [Metaphysical Foundations of the Theory of Rights]). Here without the series half-title that is found in some copies. Just as The Critique of Practical Reason is divided into two parts, so The Metaphysics of Morals has two major sections and purposes. The first deals with jurisprudence or the laws and constitutions of the state while the second addresses the issue of individual morals, the proper duties and responsibilities that each man has toward himself and then towards his fellows. As usual, Kant's project it to explain and defend his theories of what can be laid down a priori - here on the subject of human conduct. This is Kant's further consideration of human virtue which he had first presented in his Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals in 1785. In this small book, Kant places particular emphasis on treating humanity as an end in itself and makes significant distinctions between Rights (considered in the first part) and Virtue. He now explains that "virtue" is "the capacity and considered resolve to withstand a strong but unjust opponent.with respect to what opposes the moral dis-position within us". The "opponent" here is, of course, our own inclination to pursue happiness by fulfilling personal pleasures. What ultimately distinguishes virtue from rights is that only virtue can lead us to adopt a moral end (i.e., to make a free rational choice, in conformity with duty): the coercion made possible through the Right may constrain me "to perform actions that are directed as a means to an end, but I can never be constrained by others to have an end; only I myself can make something my end." Rights, therefore, relate to a "narrow" form of obligation focusing on particular actions, whereas virtue relates to "wide obligation" because the moral law "can prescribe only the maxim of actions, not the actions themselves".One of the last works published in his lifetime, this is a typical Kantian tour de force and a defense of his entire life's work. Contemporary mottled pasteboards (a bit worn and rounded on the corners) with a handwritten paper label on the spine (which has noticeably peeled as shown the photo at right). With the blue stamped former owner's name (Oswald Weigel) to the inside of the front cover and a contemporary three-line inked inscription to the top of the front fly leaf and a short stamped line of Hebrew letters lower on that same page. The interior and the text is lightly foxed but otherwise a charmingly unsophisticated copy of this book. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The barren fig-tree: Or, the doom and downfall of the fruitless professor: Showing that the day of grace may be past with him long before his life is ended. Also, the signs by which such miserable mortals may be known.

      London [i.e., York?]: A. Millar, W. Law, & R. Cater, 1797. 12mo (12 cm, 4.75"). 106 pp. The Pilgrim's Progress author expounds on the parable of the fig tree that bore no fruit. ESTC says that the London part of the imprint is false and that this edition was probably printed in York; it is a notably uncommon printing, with ESTC, WorldCat, and NUC Pre-1956 locating => only one U.S. institutional holding and only two in Britain.    Provenance: Front pastedown with inked inscription of Sarah Ann Thompson of Darby, 1822. Later in the collections of the Pacific School of Religion.         ESTC T58446. Contemporary sheep, framed in double blind fillets, rubbed and worn overall, with front board reattached using long-fibre method and hinge (inside) reinforced. Front pastedown with inscription as above and with light institutional rubber-stamp (properly deaccessioned); back pastedown with San Francisco bookseller's small ticket. Some corners bumped and two torn away (one instance touching pagination though not text). Pages age-toned with a few instances of light staining. => A scarce edition of this little book and a good copy of it.

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        Combats Navals Dediès à Monsieur le Marquis Dom Joseph de Silva Consul Gènèral...

      1797. Affascinante e rara incisione dal particolare schema compositivo raffigurante alcuni combattimenti navali tra cui la celebre battaglia di Genova, che vide scontrarsi le navi da guerra francesi dell'Ammiraglio Pierre Martin con quelle inglesi e napoletane comandate da William Hotman tra i cui comandanti vi era Horatio Nelson. Proprio la raffigurazione centrale si riferisce agli scontri avvenuti sulle acque difronte a Genova del 14 marzo 1795, quando Nelson condusse alcune navi inglesi ad attaccare le navi francesi Ca Ira e Censeur.Lo scontro si concluse con la vittoria degli Inglesi che riuscirono così a scongiurare il tentativo della flotta francese di occupare la Corsica, allora in mano inglese. Ottima conservazione, bella coloritura coeva all'acquerello.

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        [WoO 68] XII Variazioni Per il Clavicembalo Sul Menuetto ballato dalla Sign.a. Venturini e Signor Chechi nel Ballo delle Nozze disturbate... No. 4. Pr: 40.Xr:

      Bonna: N. Simrock [PN] 35, [1797]. Oblong folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 4-11, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Title printed within decorative border. Somewhat soiled; outer bifolium partly detached. Occasional markings in pencil. Second edition, first issue, published one year after the first. New Kinsky II, p. 167. Hoboken 3, 626 (later issue). The theme is from Jakob Haibel's ballet "Le nozze disturbate." One of the earliest Simrock publications.

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        CARTE DU GRAND OCEAN OU MER DU SUD.

      Paris: , 1797. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Very good condition. Faint waterstain along the left vertical fold. Very slight foxing, not affectong the image. Size: 68.5 x 49.5 cm. A splendid large chart of the Pacific Ocean, and of those countries that border it. Only coastal information is given. From the Voyages of La Pérouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797.

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        COSTUMES DES HABITANS DE LA CONCEPTION.

      Paris., 1797.. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Very good condition. slight browing around edges but not effecting image Size: 40 x 25.5 cm. View of Chile showing the costumes of its inhabitants from the Voyages of La Perouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse.

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