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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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        The Literary Museum, or Monthly Magazine, for March 1797

      West-Chester [Pennsylvania]: Printed by Derrick & Sharples. 1797. First. First edition. One complete untrimmed monthly issue in the original printed wrappers. Octavo. [2], [115]-168pp., engraved frontispiece plate (portrait of the young Dauphin of France). Presentation copy from the archeologist and American pottery expert Edwin Atlee Barber (signed "Compliments of E.A. Barber" on the recto of the frontispiece). The folded gatherings are loose (only one original stitch remains), the wraps and frontispiece plate are detached with parts of the edges and corners torn away (not affecting the letterpress), good. A scarce loose issue of this literary miscellany from West Chester, Pennsylvania. Among the contributions to this number is an original poem: "A new Masonic Song," a report on Mr. Vaillant's (Francois Levaillant, a famous French naturalist) journey to the interior parts of Africa (first published in book form in 1790 as Voyage dans l'interieur de l'Afrique), and humorous essays, including: "Whimsical distresses of an attempt to make bread," by Christopher Cakeling, and one of Simon Sapling's (a British essayist) ingenious "Observations." Printed on the inside rear wrap is a lengthy description of the magazine's diverse contents and conditions of publication, including subscriptions received by "Mr. Mathew Carey" and other Philadelphia booksellers. OCLC locates only two copies of a bound volume of the six-issue set. Evans 32381. .

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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: One main Object of which is, to establish a plain and permanent Standard of Pronunciation. To which is prefixed A Prosodial Grammar. The Fourth Edition.

      London: Printed for Charles Dilly; B. Law and Son; W. Richardson; J. Scatcherd; and T. N. Longman. MDCCXCVII. [1797]. The Fourth Edition, Revised, Corrected, and Enlarged. In Two Volumes. - Two volumes; octavo, size of bindings: 5 1/2 in. x 8 3/4 in. x 2 in. (thick), Volume 1: half-title; titlepage: [24] pp. (including Editor's Preface: T. Churchill, London, Dec. 1, 1796; Preface & Contents); [i]-cviii (Prosodial Grammar, Appendix & "Directions to Foreigners"); unpaginated lexicon, printed in double columns: A-H. Volume 2: half-title; titlepage: [4]pp.; unpaginated lexicon in double columns: J/I-Z. Bound in full, old mottled calf, with red leather title labels on the spines, gilt-lettered: SHERIDAN'S DICTIONARY 1 (& 2), with double-lines gilt across the spines, gilt bordering on cover edges; headbands present, all edges stained light yellow. Engraved heraldic bookplate on both front paste-downs: Netherplace (motto: Optime Quod Opportune), and a more recent, printed book label pasted beneath these plates. Cover corners show light wear, age-related tanning to endpapers. A near fine set; interior is clean & crisp, with few signs of use. A scarce item, especially in this condition. The scan shows the spines and part of the front cover of volume two. Weight: 3 3/4 lbs. Postage may be extra on this item. Alston, Bibliography of the English Language (1965-85) V, 324. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Annals of Scotland

      Edinburgh - William Creech, T Caddell and W Davies 1797 - The complete three volumes of David Dalrymple's Annals of Scotland. With a portrait frontispiece of Sir David Dalrymple, Lord Hailes, to volume I. The Annals of Scotland track Scotland's historical recordsfrom the accession of Malcolm III to the accession of the house of Steward. There are also several valuable tracts relativeto thehistory and antiquities of Scotland. With a prior owner's biographical note on Lord Hailes to the front pastedown and to the recto of front endpaper to volume I. Lord Hailes is best known for his Annals of which the first volume appeared in 1776 and the second in 1779. This is a new edition of the work in threevolumes published five years after Lord Hailes' death. Condition: In full calf bindings with gilt stamping to the boards. Externally, generally smart with patches of rubbing to the spines and joints. Small loss to the head of spine to volume I and III. All volumes are lacking their numbered spine label. Minor rubbing to the extremities. A few small holes from worming to the front board of volume III, not affecting internals. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with a few spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: 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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        Charte Von Africa…

      Nuremberg: 1797 - Engraved double page (24 " x 21 "), hand colored, large title cartouche in bottom left corner. Old repair on bottom fold separation, some scattered tiny holes; otherwise very good plus. This large attractive map of Africa includes in the title description that Franz Ludwig Gussefeld (1744-1807 prepared this map with astronomical observations found on the maps of Sayer, Rennel and Arrowsmith. According to Norwich (see map 112) the German notation in the bottom left further states that accurate geographical knowledge of the interior will only be available after further exploration. No interior settlements are named. Despite the attempt at greater accuracy, many of the larger rivers of central and North Africa are omitted or are shown incorrectly. Still, the map is attractive and colorful. Norwich # 112.

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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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        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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        CARTE PARTICULIERE DE LA CÔTE DU NORD-OUEST DE L'AMÉRIQUE reconnue par les Frégates Françaises LA BOUSSOLE ET L'ASTROLABE en 1786, 3e. Feuille.

      Paris., 1797. No.31. Size: 575 x 845 mm. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Very good condition; some light stains along the lower horizontal fold; a tear and some foxing to the upper margin; wide margins. 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. Thirty-eight years later the scattered remains of La Boussole and L'Astrolabe was discovered wrecked on a vicious reef on an atoll in the New Hebrides. Attractive sea chart covering coast from Mt. St. Elias to Monterey Bay. Relief shown by hachures. Shows route of La Perouse. Published in 'Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse'.

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        COSTUMES DES HABITANS DE LA CONCEPTION.

      Paris. 1797. - Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Size: 40 x 25.5 cm. Very good condition. slight browing around edges but not effecting image 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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        CARTE PARTICULIERE DE LA CÔTE DU NORD-OUEST DE L'AMÉRIQUE reconnue par les Frégates Françaises LA BOUSSOLE ET L'ASTROLABE en 1786, 3e. Feuille. No.31.

      Paris. 1797 - Size: 575 x 845 mm. Very good condition; some light stains along the lower horizontal fold; a tear and some foxing to the upper margin; wide margins. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. 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. Thirty-eight years later the scattered remains of La Boussole and L'Astrolabe was discovered wrecked on a vicious reef on an atoll in the New Hebrides. Attractive sea chart covering coast from Mt. St. Elias to Monterey Bay. Relief shown by hachures. Shows route of La Perouse. Published in 'Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse'.

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        Beschreibung von Karlsbad.

      Prag, Calve, 1797. - Mit 1 kolorierten Kupfertafel, 2 Blatt, 163 Seiten, 6 Blatt (Inhalt), Halblederband der Zeit mit 3 Rückenschildern, 17 x 11 cm, Signaturschild auf Vorderdeckel sowie Exlibris auf Spiegel und Vorsatz, schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        Palfau. Anonyme Bleistiftzeichnung um 1830, 26 x 33 cm

      - Wahrscheinlich von dem Wiener Historien- u. Miniaturbildnismaler sowie Lithographen Franz Krammer (1797 - 1834)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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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

      N. Simrock [PN] 35, Bonna 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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        Sancti Aurelii Augustini Hipponensis Episcopi Operum.: Editio Tertia veneta.

      Ex Typographia Remondiniana, Bassano. 1797 - 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. Formato: 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.

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        The Speeches of the Hon. Thomas Erskine, in the Court of KingÂ’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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        Appendix. [Caption title.] [Correspondence concerning relations between the U.S. and France from Timothy Pickering, Secretary of State, and P.A. Adet, Minister Plenipotentiary of the French Republic in the United States, and others]

      [Philadelphia: Printed by W. Ross, near Congress-Hall, 1797. Collation: A-G4 [Nos. 1-5], A-B4 [pp.1-16], 2C-2D4 [nos. 17-23], 3A-3C4, 3D2 [nos. 24-29], 4A-4B4 [nos. 30-39], 5A-5M4, 5N2 [nos. 40-68], 6A-6D4 [nos. 69-85], 7A-7F4, 7G2 [nos. 86-107], 8A-8G4, 8H2 [nos. 108-119], 9A-9E4, 9F2 [nos. 120-130], 10A-10F4, 10G2 [nos. 131-149], 11A-11C4, 11D2 [nos. 150-163]. 238 leaves. Pp., [56], 16, [420]. Gatherings 2A, 2B, 2C, etc., signed A2, B2, C2, etc. 1 vols. 8vo. Stitched. Drab wrappers, untrimmed. Textblock toned. Some splitting, edges rough, back wrapper perished. Collation: A-G4 [Nos. 1-5], A-B4 [pp.1-16], 2C-2D4 [nos. 17-23], 3A-3C4, 3D2 [nos. 24-29], 4A-4B4 [nos. 30-39], 5A-5M4, 5N2 [nos. 40-68], 6A-6D4 [nos. 69-85], 7A-7F4, 7G2 [nos. 86-107], 8A-8G4, 8H2 [nos. 108-119], 9A-9E4, 9F2 [nos. 120-130], 10A-10F4, 10G2 [nos. 131-149], 11A-11C4, 11D2 [nos. 150-163]. 238 leaves. Pp., [56], 16, [420]. Gatherings 2A, 2B, 2C, etc., signed A2, B2, C2, etc. 1 vols. 8vo. Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Republic. Compendium of 163 documents relating to the diplomatic correspondence between the United States and the French Republic in the years 1794-1796, concerning American neutrality. Published to accompany "A Message from the President of the United States of America, to Congress; relative to the French Republic; delivered January 19, 1797, witih [sic] the papers therein referred to." The present copy corresponds to the second unit of AAS Copy 1 (bound in 3 units)The front wrapper bears an ink inscription (in a secretarial hand), "For the Governor and Council of the State of New-Jersey, forwarded by Jonathan Dayton, Esquire".Jonathan Dayton (1760-1824), signer of the Constitution for New Jersey, was speaker of the House in the Fifth Congress. Evans 33049

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        Carte des découvertes.

      Paris: ., 1797. Faites en 1787 dans les MERS DE CHINE et DE TARTARIE, par les Frègates Françaises la Boussole et l'Astrolabe, depuis leur Dèpart de Manille jusqu'à leur Arrivèeau Kamtschatka. 1.ere Feuille. Size: 675 x 490 mm. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Fine condition. Slight browning to the lower margin. Good margins. 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. Fine large chart shows the southern coast of China, Japan, Korea, Formosa & the Philippines and the Marianas as well as many small islands in the region. Locates the tracks of the Boussoles the Astrolabe, the ships of La Perouse, on his voyage from Manila to Kamtschatka. Chart shows very detailed soundings and all known harbours, straits and island chains. Engraved by BOUCLET. Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse

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        Lettres d'une Péruvienne

      illustrated bilingual edition of a portrait frontispiece by Left and 6 beautiful figures by Le Barbier, engraved by Patas, Halbou, Lingée. Printing on vellum paper.Bound in full sheepskin rooted and ice time. spine smooth ornate coffered 2 grotesque lozenges and 2 large florets. part of title in red morocco. frieze framing on the boards. upper joint split on the first 2 boxes. A slot head, ditto tail. A blunt corner. Mors, rubbed corners. Foxing. De l'imprimerie de Migneret A Paris 1797 Grd. in-8 (15,5x24,5cm) 487pp. (1) relié

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        Ueber Geisternähe und Geisterwirkung oder über die Wahrscheinlichkeit daß die Geister der Verstorbenen den Lebenden sowohl nahe seyn, als auch auf sie wirken können. [Erster] und Zweyter Theil. [kmpl.]. [Einige Versuche] von G.E.W. Dedekind. 2. korrektere Aufl. u. Erstausg.

      Hannover, bei den Gebrüdern Hahn, 1793, 1797. - 9 Bll., 152 S. / X, [2], 196 S., Kl.-8°, Halbleder d. Zt. mit 5 Bünden goldgepr. Rückentext u. Farbschnitt (beide zus. in einem Bd.) Bibliotheca Utopistica Hevesi 1510; Graesse 87; Rosenthal 1845; Slg. du Prel 925 (nur 1. Bd.). - Die EA des ersten Bandes war im gleichen Jahr, also 1793 erschienen. 1825 wurden dann beide Bände "vereint", jedoch umfasst das Werk in dieser 3. Aufl. durch Neusatz deutlich weniger Seiten als in der vorl. 2bändigen Ausgabe. 1828 hat Dedekind (1764-1832) noch einen 3. Teil veröffentlicht, welcher jedoch sehr selten ist. - U.a. über: Ueber die Gewißheit der Unsterblichkeit; Etwas über die fortdauernde Verbindung der Geister der Verstorbenen mit der Erde u. mit ihren Bewohnern; Die Engel u. die zur Engelwürde erhabenen Geister der Vollendeten sind Schutzgeister der Menschen; Beantwortung der beyden Vorwürfe: daß die Lehre von einem beachtenden u. schützenden Einflusse der Engel u. der Geister der Verstorbenen auf uns u. unsere Schicksale, theils auf einen quaalvollen Aberglauben leite, theils der täglichen Erfahrung widerspreche // Daß unser gegenwärtiges irdisches Leben als unsere Bestimmung, als Zeck u. Absicht Gottes von uns angesehen werden müsse; Daß Jesus keinesweges durch den Tod in seiner Wirksamkeit auf Erden unterbrochen wurde; Wo ist der Himmel?; Ueber die bisherige Lehre von einer Auferstehung des Fleisches; Ueber die Unvollkommenheit des Zustandes nach dem Tode. - Alter Ledereinband mit 5 Bünden u. Rückenvergoldung, die Deckel allerdings neu bezogen mit Pergamin, so dass es nun ein Halblederband ist; Rücken berieben; Vorsatz etwas fleckig; Titelrückseite mit sauber überklebtem Stempel; vereinzelt fingerfleckig; ein gutes Expl. - Komplett sehr selten.

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