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      - preceded and followed by notes on Flinders, Bass, the wreck of the Sidney Cove, &c., by Geoffrey Rawson. With engravings by John Buckland Wright. Pp. 100+[2](map, colophon), 9 wood engravings printed in dark green, full page map, chronological table; narrow roy. 4to; green canvas, lettered and decorated in gilt, the fore-corners lightly bumped, a couple of faint bruises to edges of lower board, the upper board a trifle marked; t.e.g., others uncut; a couple of leaves slightly creased, edges lightly foxed; Golden Cockerel Press, London, 1946. Edition limited to 750 numbered copies, on grey mould-made paper. \i Cockalorum l70. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [London], 1798. Quarto. Old folds. Slightly later two-line note on verso. Two tiny holes in upper blank margin, not affecting text. Fine. An interesting letter from the great American-born artist, Benjamin West, regarding drawings and models created for British coins. Benjamin West (1738-1820) was born in Springfield, Pennsylvania, and studied art in America and Italy before moving to England permanently in 1763. West was a founder of the Royal Academy and its second president (following Sir Joshua Reynolds, and serving in that capacity from 1792 until his death), became "History Painter to the King" in 1772, and was commissioned by George III to execute some sixty paintings between 1768 and 1801. The text of the letter reads: "Sir, I take the first opportunity to make known to you that I am in town, and will (agreeable to the wishes expressed in your letter of the 13th instant) wait on the committee of Lords at their office tomorrow, with the committee of the Royal Academy at 12 o'clock, and lay before their Lordships the several drawings, and models, placed in my hands for that purpose, and for fashioning the future coinage. I have the honour to be, sir, your most obedient, and obliged Benj. West." Not much is known of Sir Stephen Cottrell, but he appears to have been a member of the British Board of Trade and also involved in British naval and commercial affairs, especially English fishing interests in Newfoundland, later in his life. Manuscript letters from Benjamin West are rare.

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      Boston, 1798. Small quarto. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked with original gilt backstrip laid down and a modern leather label. Leaves professionally washed. 50% of plate 33 supplied in expert facsimile. Minor paper repair in margin of plate 32, image unaffected. Else very good. Second edition, after the exceedingly rare and virtually unprocurable Greenfield first edition printed the previous year, of the first original American book of architecture. Earlier architectural works printed in the United States were simply compilations or reprintings of British material (e.g. John Norman's TOWN AND COUNTRY BUILDER'S ASSISTANT of 1786). A classic and important American architectural treatise, by the man who was most responsible for disseminating late colonial details throughout New England, beautifully illustrated with engravings of colonial buildings, elevations of churches and homes, ornaments, cornices, etc., reflecting the influences of the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders. "[T]here is scarcely a village which in moulding profiles, cornice details, church spire, or farm-house does not reflect his influence" - DAB. Benjamin was a prolific architectural writer, and later published THE AMERICAN BUILDER'S COMPANION (1806), THE RUDIMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE (1814), and the very popular PRACTICAL HOUSE CARPENTER (1830). "The career of our first American architectural writer, Asher Benjamin (1773-1845), covered several decades of the early nineteenth century. Both the books he wrote and the buildings he designed had an influence on building in New England that is still visible. He probably will be best remembered for his popularization of the federal style through his early books (and the Greek revival in his later ones)" - Thompson. The first obtainable edition of the earliest architectural book written by an American and printed in the United States.

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      London, 1798. Text volumes: Contemporary mottled calf, gilt border, expertly rebacked to style with richly gilt spine, leather labels. Internally very clean. Atlas: Bound in matching style in quarter calf and marbled boards, spine richly gilt, leather labels. Maps and coastal profiles mounted on guards, some slight soiling on a few margins. Very good. A nice first edition of Vancouver, including the atlas: a cornerstone work on the exploration of the Pacific and the northwest coast of America. "This voyage became one of the most important ever made in the interests of geographical knowledge" - Hill. Vancouver was put in command of the expedition on the recommendation of his old commanding officer, Alan Gardner. He had served earlier with Admiral Rodney and on James Cook's second and third voyages, so was well equipped in terms of experience; in addition, he was a first-class navigator. The voyage was mounted as a "grand-scale expedition to reclaim Britain's rights, resulting from the Nootka Convention, at Nootka Sound, to thoroughly examine the coast south of 60º in order to find a possible passage to the Atlantic; and to learn what establishments had been founded by other powers. This voyage became one of the most important ever made in the interests of geographical knowledge. Vancouver sailed by way of the Cape of Good Hope to Australia, where he discovered King George's Sound and Cape Hood, then to New Zealand, Hawaii, and the northwest coast of America. In three seasons' work Vancouver surveyed the coast of California; visited San Francisco and San Diego...and other Spanish settlements in Alta California; settled the necessary formalities with the Spanish at Nootka; investigated the Strait of Juan de Fuca; discovered the Strait of Georgia; circumnavigated Vancouver Island; and disproved the existence of any passage between the Pacific and Hudson Bay" (Hill). Vancouver must be considered, along with Cook, La Pérouse, and Malaspina, as one the greatest explorers of the late 18th century. "All four visited the northwest coast, but only Vancouver surveyed the enormous extent of the coast from Southern California to Cook Inlet...His meticulous survey literally put on the map of the world the intricacies of Puget Sound, Hood Canal, and the western coast of mainland Canada" - Tweney.

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      - Traduccion literal y declaracion del libro de los cantares de Salomon hecha por el Mro Fr. Luis de Leon, del Orden de San Agustin, Doctor Teologo y catedrático de Sagrada Escritura de la Universidad de Salamanca.- Salamanca, En la Oficina de Francisco de Toxar, 1798; retrato grabado por Felix Prieto, XIV- 149 pp. Sigue con portada propia. Carta del R.P.M Fr Luis de Leon Respuesta que desde su prision da a sus émulos el R.P.M. Fr. Luis de Leon, en el año de 1573.- Salamanca, en la oficina de Francisco de Toxar, 1798; XVIII pp Las dos obras encuadernadas en un volumen en 8º mayor pasta época, cortes pintados. Primera edición. Portada y retrato con alguna mancha de oxido. Una página con marcas a tinta época. El resto del ejemplar límpio. Palau: 135370

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        OEUVRES DE MAITRE FRANCOIS RABELAIS, suivies des Remarques publiees en anglois par M. le Motteux, et traduites en francois par C. D. M. Nouvelle edition ornee de 76 gravures

      Paris, Ferdinand Bastien, An VI, 1798.. 3 volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITION WITH THESE ENGRAVINGS (1798). French text, 8vo, 215 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, portrait, and 75 engraved plates, 3 folding plates of Rabelais' home, folding map, and 71 unsigned engraved plates for Gargantua and Pantagruel, pages: (4), xvi, 471, (8); (2), 624, (10); (2), 595, only Volume I has a half-title, Contents table at the end of each volume, unnumbered in Volumes I and II, bound in full old calf, expertly rebacked, raised bands and gilt rules to spines, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, new endpapers. Neat repairs to some corners, covers slightly worn, title page slightly browned, most text pages lightly browned and lightly foxed to varying degrees, 1 or two plates faintly browned, margins to a few plates lightly foxed, tiny hole in 1 margin, small chip to edge of 1 margin, small corner torn off 1 text page, small closed tear to margin of 1 page of Contents table, neatly repaired, otherwise a good set, bindings tight and firm. Cohen, Guide de l'amateur de livres a gravures du XVIII siecle, 843; Brunet IV, page 1059. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON [with] Bourrienne, Louis Antoine Fauvelet de. MEMOIRS OF NAPOLEON

      London: The Grolier Society, n.d.. Edition de Deux Mondes limited to 25 copies - this not numbered. Spines evenly faded to mellow brown with covers equally faded around the edges - all quite pleasantly so. Fine. Edition de Deux Mondes limited to 25 copies - this not numbered. Together 10 volumes (Hazlitt in 6, Bourrienne in 4). Illustrated with 41 "photo-etchings" with captioned tissue guards, 10 hand-colored. Extra-Illustrated with 192 engravings of portraits, views, and battle scenes and 6 signed letters and documents. Bound by H. Blanchetiere in full medium green crushed morocco, t.e.g., the spines in uneven panels with gilt titles and red onlaid geometric ornaments in the manner of Greek key designs, the design repeated as onlaid red frames on the covers surrounded by a gilt rule and a border frame of onlaid tan, red morocco doblures with fancy ornamental borders in brown, flyleaf of brocade in green and colors and and with marbled flyleaves as well. The original documents: 1p ALs (Napoleon) Bonaparte 6p Document signed by George III dated 1798 1p Autograph document signed by Duke de Conegliano 1p ALs signed Wellington 1p Als signed by Bourrienne (author) 1p ALs signed by Comte Antoine Drouot, Aide-de-Camp to the Emperor.

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        Kst.- Karte, n. Lopez bei Homann Erben, "Insuralum Mallorca & Cabrera" und "Murcia Regnum".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1798, je 42,5 x 28 (H) Blattgröße 53 x 61 Seltene Karten bei Homann Erben, jeweils mit einer Titelkartusche.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wien, 27. IV. 1798. - 1 S. 8vo. An seinen Verleger Paul Gotthelf Kummer (1750-1835): "Hochgeschätzter Freund! Aus dem Journal wird Gott sey Dank nichts! Wegen der Nachdrucke werden Sie wohl mit H. Schauenburg auf der Messe selbst reden. Was ich in Zukunft schreibe, werde ich so einrichten, daß es hier censurirt u. gedruckt werden kann; das würde vielleicht helfen. Das an mich gesandte Päckl Bücher ist noch immer nicht angekommen. So bald es da ist, werde ich selber zu Sch. gehen, u. die wenigen mir zukommenden herausnehmen, also die Zurücksendung gar nicht aufhalten. Beyliegende ältere Theaterstücke bitte mir sammt den Neuigkeiten zu senden. Dem 2ten Bde. meiner Schauspiele sehe ich nunmehr mit Verlangen entgegen. Die Fortsetzung von 2 Expl. Wielands Schrifften unterlassen Sie ja nicht mit nach Reval zu senden, aber durch Hartknoch; sie sind für den Baron Ungern-Sternberg par Reval & Hapsal à Linden, oder auch in Reval bey Bornwasser abzugeben [.]". Kotzebue, der soeben einen Ruf als Direktor am Wiener Hoftheater angenommen hatte, hätte als Teil seiner Aufgaben ein wöchentliches kritisches "Theater-Journal" herausgeben sollen. Kotzebue unterzog sich diesem Plan nur widerwillig, zumal die Schauspieler Kritik an ihrer Spielweise fürchteten und die Vorbereitungen hintertrieben. Am 20. April ließ sich Koetzebue von der Redaktion einer solchen Zeitschrift entbinden; sein Direktorenamt legte er infolge der fortgesetzten Meinungsverschiedenheiten mit den Schauspielern noch vor Jahresende nieder. - Kummers "Verbindung zu Kotzebue begann 1786 - der Autor war gerade 25 Jahre alt - und endete mit Kotzebues Ermordung 1819. Sie war primär geschäftlich bestimmt, hatte aber auch Züge persönlicher Freundschaft. Kummer war ein sehr vorsichtiger Verleger, und so wandte sich Kotzebue gelegentlich anderen Verlagen zu, die besser honorierten, aber immer blieb Kummer der erste, dem er eine Veröffentlichung anbot, und dieser konnte nach Kotzebues Tod schreiben: 'Stets blieb Kotzebue mein Freund; ich der seinige'" (Jb. des Freien Deutschen Hochstifts 1989, Jahresbericht, S. 379). - Verso Kummers charakteristische Empfängernotizen sowie alter Sammlervermerk in roter Tinte: "21. Mai 1881 erh.". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Gesamtans., "Ansicht von Coblenz. Vue de Coblence".

      - aquarellierte Umrißradierung v. Ziegler n. Janscha, 1798, 35 x 45,5 Blick vom rechten Rheinufer nach Koblenz. Rechts die noch unzerstörte Festung Ehrenbreitstein.

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        Précis sur l'établissement des colonies de Sierra Léona et de Boulama A la EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Ch. Pougens, 1798. Fine. Ch. Pougens, Paris 1798, In-8 (12,5x20,5cm), viij, 94pp. (1), relié. - French Edition, rare, translated by Charles Pougens illustrated portrait of a beautiful lithographed. Binding half speckled brown sheepskin contemporary. Back smooth decorated with castors. A slight lack headdress. A clear sign of wetness at the top of the portrait. Good copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale française, rare, traduite par Charles Pougens, illustrée d'un beau portrait lithographié. Reliure en demi basane brune mouchetée et glacée d'époque. Dos lisse orné de roulettes. Pièce de titre de maroquin rouge refaite à l'ancienne (restauration impeccable). Un léger manque en coiffe. Une trace claire de mouillure en haut du portrait. Bon exemplaire. Carl Wadstrom fut envoyé à la demande du gouvernement suédois en 1787 sur la côte occidentale africaine en vue de l'établissement d'une colonie suédoise, il y visita les jeunes colonies de Sierra Leone et de l'île de Boulama dont il donne plusieurs renseignements (faune, flore, commerce). Dédicacé au ministre des affaire étrangères Talleyrand, le texte est brillamment anti-esclavagiste et anti colonialiste, il prône un usage du commerce individuel qui doit libérer du colonialisme, à l'exemple des Etats-Unis, et appelle la France à autoriser et favoriser ce type de commerce, loin des préoccupations colonialistes et bélligérantes avec l'Angleterre.

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      [London, New York, Baltimore, & Newport, R.I., 1798. Light wear, some occasional foxing or soiling. Overall, in very good condition. In two half morocco and cloth clamshell cases, one quarto and the other folio in size, gilt leather labels. A remarkable collection of manuscript documents, detailing the accounts of Daniel Chamier, the Commissary General of the British Army in North America during the Revolutionary War, and showing how the British forces in America were provisioned from 1774 to 1777. The axiom (variously attributed to Napoleon and to Frederick the Great) that "an army travels on its stomach" is a truism borne out by centuries of military history. The accounts of Daniel Chamier's service as Commissary General for British forces from Nova Scotia to Florida during the Revolutionary War provide an invaluable guide for understanding how the British Army was provisioned in the early years of the war, and for understanding how and why General William Howe's forces did, or did not, "travel." Daniel Chamier lived for several years in Maryland, holding public offices in the colony and apparently accumulating a sizeable personal fortune. Before the actual outbreak of fighting during the Revolution he offered his services to the British Army, and became Commissary General of the Army in North America. He served in that position from 1774 to 1777, and then as Auditor-General from 1777 until his death a year later. The work of the Commissary General was of supreme importance in the functioning of the British Army in North America, and Chamier's efforts often had direct impact on British decision-making at the highest levels. When and where to attack, when to retreat, where to camp - these decisions were often based on a consideration of supplies. Chamier's accounts provide incredibly detailed information on how the British Army was provisioned in the early years of the Revolution, and include expenses for forces under the command of generals Howe, Cornwallis, Clinton, Gage, and many more. The documents in this collection were created and assembled by Chamier's heirs and family members after his death in an effort to gain reimbursement for the thousands of pounds sterling from his personal fortune that Chamier expended during his service. Chamier's commission records that he was Commissary General for all British forces employed in North America, though in fact forces in mainland Canada had their own Commissary General. Chamier's responsibility was for the provisioning of British forces from Nova Scotia to Florida, and he held the position for three crucial, early years of the Revolution, from February 1774 to February 1777, during which time many important battles were fought, and the British were generally considered to have the upper hand in the conflict. Chamier was responsible for receiving provisions sent from Britain and then distributing them to British troops in America, and for securing provisions in America as he could. From March 1777 on, Chamier held the position of Auditor- General (or Comptroller of Accounts) to the British forces in America, and at the time of his death, on November 27, 1778, he was still recorded on staff records as Comptroller. Chamier was assisted in his duties as Commissary General by a number of deputies, with specific assistants in charge of provisions, fuel, cattle, forage, etc. His headquarters were in New York, though he sometimes accompanied the army in the field. Of primary importance with regard to Chamier's career, and to the present archive, is the issue of funding and the expenditure of funds. Chamier and his assistants were paid a small salary, but little more. Most often, Chamier was required to use his own considerable fortune to secure necessities such as flour, rice, beef, and other provisions, as well as for rents, postage, travel charges, books and stationery, and a variety of other expenses for the army throughout the American colonies. Records cited by historian Edward Curtis show that the value of the provisions Chamier received from abroad from 1775 through 1777 amounted to some £65,000. The manuscript records in this collection detailing his total disbursements, however, record that Chamier's Commissary General office made payments in the amount of more than £300,000. The manuscript records in this collection record the names of hundreds of provisioners who were paid hundreds of thousands of pounds for their services to the British Army in America, as it grew from a relatively small force to an army that controlled large parts of the American colonies by the end of 1777. In 1775 the British Army had some 8,000 soldiers stationed in North America, about one-sixth of their total force. By comparison, some 12,000 British soldiers were stationed in Ireland. Supply and transport services to America were described by one historian as being in only a "crude and embryonic" state. By 1781 the number of British soldiers in America and the West Indies had grown seven-fold, to 56,000. From soldiers' pay to food, clothing, weapons, etc., the state of accounts of the British army was complicated, confusing, and ripe for corruption. Curtis notes that "a Parliamentary commission appointed in 1780 to investigate the finances of the army is said to have abandoned its task in despair." During the war Chamier's accounts would have been scrutinized by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts in London. Edward Curtis writes that "more than one commissary general fell under suspicion of being engaged in doubtful transactions at the expense of the government," and Chamier did not escape this suspicion. For example, Chamier often complained about the quality of provisions shipped over from the British Isles, and of their being damaged or spoiled in transport. But he was in turn criticized for leaving provisions on the docks, where they would be exposed to the elements and could spoil. At other times he was accused of selling spoiled goods, only to buy them back to serve to troops. In other instances Chamier's complaints were found to be dated prior to his inspection of supplies, and he often failed to specify which provisioners were responsible for sending spoiled goods. The bulk of the provisions for the British Army in America came from the British Isles - they did not live off the land as did their French counterparts during the Napoleonic wars. However, provisions were sometimes purchased in America, at high prices. Meat, flour, rice, and other provisions could sometimes be purchased or seized locally, and prize vessels would sometimes yield much needed goods. Adding to the many frustrations of Chamier's position was the tendency of American merchants to raise their prices to exorbitant levels when offering goods to the British Army. The twenty-two manuscript items in this collection document Daniel Chamier's efforts to provision British forces in America from 1774 to 1777, and the efforts of his heirs to be compensated for the monies he personally spent. The two primary accountings of Chamier's work are contained in the first two documents below; the twenty items that follow describe the efforts made by Chamier's heirs after his death to clear up his accounts, and to be compensated for hundreds of thousands of pounds that they claimed were owed to Chamier by the British government for monies he paid himself as part of his duties during the Revolution. At his death in 1778, Chamier's estate was held by the Chancery Court, and a final settlement was not made until 1794. Amounts paid out by him during the war for which there were no vouchers were charged against his estate, and his heirs were left with only £2000 out of an estate valued at approximately £1 million. The documents in the collection are as follows: 1) IN THE ROLL OF FOREIGN ACCOUNTS OF THE XXXIIIIth YEAR OF KING GEORGE THE THIRD...DANIEL CHAMIER...HIS ACCOUNT THEREOF BETWEEN 25th MAY 1774 AND THE 24th MAY 1777.... The centerpiece of the collection is a vellum scroll, referred to in the later documents as the "Quietus," made up of fourteen joined skins and measuring forty-three feet in length. It constitutes a detailed accounting of Daniel Chamier's expenditures as Commissary General for the period from May 25, 1774 to May 24, 1777. The expenditures record costs for provisions for forces under a number of British generals, including Howe, Clinton, Gage, Cornwallis, Haldimand, Eyre Massey, and Percy. The total payments recorded on this vellum scroll amount to more than £307,409, and record hundreds of specific payments to scores of assistants, deputies, and suppliers. A wide geographic area is covered, from Nova Scotia to Florida, and includes New York, Detroit, Fort Erie, Crown Point, Boston, Charlestown, Albany, Ticonderoga, Flushing, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Savannah, St. Augustine, Rhode Island, and many others. The payments cover a wide variety of costs for many different types of provisions, including beef, pork, flour, rum, vinegar, rice, potatoes, turnips, corn, butter, and much more. There are numerous costs beyond foodstuffs, including costs for transport, slaughtering cattle, printing stationery and advertisements (including work done by New York Loyalist printers Hugh Gaine and James Rivington), postage, laborers, coopers, storage, the costs involved in building a brewery, etc. The accounts are, overall, incredibly detailed and provide a wealth of information. For example, one of the hundreds of items listed is for a payment of nearly £820 to Loyalist Brigadier General Oliver De Lancey for "37,566 rations of provisions purchased on Long Island for the use of his Brigade between 25th December 1776 and 24th March 1777 & £1252.4.0 more to him for hay and corn delivered for the troops in the town of West Chester and for the use of the Commanding Chief Brigadier General Agnew and the Staff Officers of the Army in November 1776." Another item records the costs of collecting, retrieving, and distributing cattle on Staten Island in 1776. One expense describes a cost of £1381.1.4 to "Andrew Barkley of his Majesty's ship Scarborough in full for several orders drawn upon him by Major James Grant of the 40th Regiment of foot in favor of Masters of English merchant ships who had victualled part of the detachment under his command whilst on board for their protection in Savannah River in Georgia in March 1776, £84.3.4 more to the said Andrew Barkley for flour & rum said to be delivered to the transport ships Symmestry and Whitby for the use of the forces under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Grant." Chamier's relative, Daniel Chamier, Jr., who was the "Deputy Commissary at Fort Augustine," was paid £322 for his disbursements for "labourers & for boats employed in unloading the ship Triumvirate's cargo of provisions at St. Augustine Bar." The breadth of Chamier's duties are evidenced in such expenses as costs for provisioning troops in Cumberland in Nova Scotia, as well as the costs of provisioning Hessian troops. In all there are hundreds of specific transactions listed. Other expenditures seem to be beyond the realm of Chamier's office, and indicate why his administration of his office was often suspect with regard to financial malfeasance. For example, noted is an expense for £1033.10 paid to George William Tryon "for so much by him expended for provisions, the value of vessels taken by the enemy or lost and sundry other expenditures for his Majesty's service." Other accounts are quite vague, such as an expense of more than £82 for "several persons for pilotage between 25th September 1776 and 24th May 1777," and a charge of £323 to "several persons for sundry petty expenses and disbursements" over the same period. The text of this lengthy vellum document is dated July 16, 1794. It is also signed at the end by Thomas Lowten, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, who has dated his signature August 14, 1795. Lowten was a respected solicitor, who was contracted to verify the accuracy of the accounts. This vellum document was prepared by Chamier's heirs and descendants, led by John Chamier, in the 1790s in an attempt to be compensated for what they asserted to be more than £300,000 of expenses paid personally by Daniel Chamier in the course of his duties as Commissary General. It is supported by another lengthy document detailing hundreds of payments: 2) ACCT. OF MONEYS EXPENDED ON THE PUBLIC SERVICE BY DANL. CHAMIER ESQ. DEC'D, LATE COMY. GENL. TOGETHER WITH THE FINAL ARRANGEMENT OF THESE ACCTS. WITH GOVERNMENT.... ALSO THE PAY REC'D. FROM TREASURY ON THE ACCT. PAY DUE TO THE LATE D. CHAMIER...AND LIKEWISE THE BANKERS ACCT....[manuscript title]. This fifty-seven-page manuscript on folio sheets is another lengthy and detailed accounting of Chamier's expenses, in a different format than on the preceding vellum scroll. Thirty-eight pages contain the amounts paid out to various deputies, assistants, provisioners, etc., over the period 1774 to 1777, giving the names of those paid, the amounts, and the particulars of the transaction, whether they be for goods or for labor. Examples include £10.5.4 paid to J. Carew for "244 biscuits & 100 pieces pork purchased for the use of the Royal Artillery on board the Brig. Bristol Packet," a payment of more than £50 to John Butler, Deputy Commissary at Halifax, "his disbursements for office, rent, storage cellars, rent & accounts," nearly £100 to John Ireland for grinding wheat, and £1091 to Richard Cunningham, the cost of "42 head cattle, 3 calves & 4 hogs for the Army & Navy." At the conclusion of this document is the copied declaration of John Chamier, dated 1798, accepting the paltry final settlement offered by the British government. These two documents provide what certainly must be the most detailed and comprehensive record of the expenses paid for provisioning the British Army in America during the crucial years of 1774 to 1777. 3) [Manuscript Eulogy]. [2]pp. on a folded folio sheet. The anonymous author of this eulogy extols Daniel Chamier's virtuous character, his loyalty to the British crown during his service, and his kindness toward captured American prisoners. The author of his eulogy is unidentified, but he calls Chamier his "most faithful affectionate friend, the most generous humane benefactor." The eulogy may have been written by Daniel Chamier's brother, Anthony Chamier (1725-80), a financier and friend of Samuel Johnson. The eulogy is dated February 11, 1779 and was sent to the printer of the MORNING POST. 4) [Autograph Letter, Signed, from Deputy Commissary John Morrison in Newport, Rhode Island, to Daniel Chamier]. Newport. Jan. 30, 1778. [2]pp. on a folded folio sheet. Morrison asks Chamier to receive General Howe's approval of several warrants he has paid for personally. He then goes on to describe his efforts to provide bread for General Clinton's army: "With the consent of Genl. Clinton I baked, for the Army, on the same footing the bakers at N. York did, that was to deliver a pound of bread, for every pound of flour; and had Mr. Fraser been the man I took him for, great advantages might have been made, without the Crown's being in the least injured, and it is very immaterial to the public, whether a Commissary or a Baker receives the profit." 5) [Manuscript Copy of a Letter, Signed by Daniel Chamier]. New York. Aug. 8, 1777. [2]pp. on a folded folio sheet. Chamier reports that he certified Samuel Rogers to be Deputy Commissary of Stores and Provisions at Perth Amboy beginning in December 1776 and continuing to the following May, "during which time the great number of troops in garrison there and at Brunswick being upwards of ten thousand men, rendered it necessary to place very large quantities of provisions in his care." Chamier praises the work done by Rogers in his "quick dispatch of business and exactness in his accounts," but notes that bad weather has brought on a "rheumatic complaint" that would require him to be relieved of his duties. 6) [Manuscript Power of Attorney Document, Signed by Achsah Chamier, the Widow of Daniel Chamier]. Baltimore. 1784. [2]pp., followed by a [1]p. notary's statement with paper seal. Chamier's widow (elsewhere identified as "Esther" Chamier), residing in Baltimore, here gives power of attorney to Daniel Chamier, Jr. and Samuel Sterrett of London, allowing them to receive all "sums of money, debts, goods, wares, accounts and other demands whatsoever, which are or shall be due, payable and belonging to me." 7) [Autograph Letter, Signed, from Daniel Chamier to John Chamier, Secretary of War in Madras, India]. London. Jan. 10, 1787. [3]pp. on a folded folio sheet. Daniel Chamier apprises his relative, stationed in India, of the steps he has taken with the Office for Auditing the Public Accounts in clearing up the accounts of Daniel Chamier, formerly the Commissary General. He includes the text of a letter Jonathan Wigglesworth in the Public Accounts Office. 8) STATE OF THE MONEY ATTACHED BY GOVERNMENT BELONGING TO DL. CHAMIER [manuscript title]. [N.p., but likely London. n.d., but ca. 1790]. [2]pp. on a folded folio sheet. This manuscript appears to have been prepared by Chamier family lawyer Edward Smith, and considers several aspects of the settlement of the Chamier estate. Among the scenarios posed are the different possible outcomes if Chamier had died in England as opposed to America, if his widow had since died, and if Chamier still had property in places other than America. The document also includes an extract from Chamier's will, dated 1774. 9) STATE OF THE MONEY ATTACHED BY GOVERNMENT BELONGING TO THE ESTATE OF DANL. CHAMIER ESQ. LATE COMY. GENL. IN AMERICA [manuscript title]. [2]pp. on a folded folio sheet. [with:] [MANUSCRIPT ENCLOSURES TO THE PREVIOUS DOCUMENT]. [4]pp. on a folded folio sheet. Though undated, these documents were likely prepared in London circa 1793 by Edward Smith, council representing the Chamier estate and heirs. As in document 8 above, it considers various scenarios relating to the Chamier estate, and also contains a four-page manuscript addendum, detailing some of the Chamier accounts. 10) [Autograph Letter, Signed, from Daniel Chamier, Jr., Apparently to John Chamier, Regarding the State of the Chamier Accounts]. London. Jan. 22, 1789. [2]pp. on a folded folio sheet. Daniel Chamier, Jr. sends information to John Chamier, nephew of the deceased Commissary General. He writes that he has been quite busy with the case, and that "the examination of the vouchers though only a cursory one took up several months, but it enabled me to form a judgement of the sum that would be allowed on the final settlement; furnished me with the Names of such persons whose vouchers had been lost, mislaid or had never been taken...." He also discusses reports of King George III's deteriorating health and mental capacity, and the potential political implications. 11) AN EXACT CALCULATION OF THE PAY DUE TO MR. CHAMIER ON HIS TWO LAST COMMISSIONS [manuscript title]. London. January 1789. [2]pp. on a folio sheet. This document was apparently prepared by Daniel Chamier, Jr., likely as an enclosure to his letter to John Chamier of January 22 (see item 10, above). It calculates pay due to Daniel Chamier during his service as Commissary General and Auditor-General from April 1776 through his death in November 1778. Chamier was paid £2 per day through January 1777, and £3 per day after that, for a total salary owed him of £2610. 12) [Autograph Letter, Signed, from Daniel Chamier, Jr., to John Chamier, Regarding Recent Events in Settling the Estate of Daniel Chamier, and a Request to be Paid for His Services]. London. May 25, 1790. [3]pp. on a folded folio sheet, addressed for mailing on the fourth page. Tears from folding, costing a few letters of text. Chamier in London writes to his relative, now serving as Secretary to the Military Department at Fort St. George on the coast of Coromandel. He asks if John Chamier will authorize his attorneys to provide a salary of one guinea per week to Daniel Chamier, Jr., for the work he has been undertaking on settling the estate of Daniel Chamier, noting that his request for compensation from the government has been rejected. 13) AN EXACT ACCOUNT OF MONIES IMPRESSED TO MR. CHAMIER, DURING HIS COMMISSARIAT, BY WARRANTS FROM THE SEVERAL COMMANDERS IN CHIEF [manuscript title]. [London. ca. 1790]. [3]pp. on a folded folio sheet. Prepared by Daniel Chamier, Jr., and likely an enclosure to one of his letters to John Chamier (items 10 or 12 above), this document tallies the accounts of monies in the warrants issued to Chamier by generals Haldimand, Howe, and Gage during the Revolution, totaling some £175,000. Tallies on the following two pages show "A List of Accounts delivered into the Auditor's Office supported by Vouchers," as well as a brief accounting of the "Personal Estate of the Deceased." 14) [Autograph Letter, Signed, from Jonathan Wigglesworth in the Office for Auditing the Public Accounts, to Edward Smith, Attorney for John Chamier]. [London]. March 26, 1791. [1]p. on a folded folio sheet, addressed for mailing on the fourth page. Wigglesworth writes: "In answer to your letter of the 11th of February, desiring to be informed as to the length of time it may probably take to examine the Accounts of Danl. Chamier Esquire, late Commissary General in North America, I am directed by the Commissioners for Auditing the Public Accounts to acquaint you, that there is no general State of the Account delivered, that it appears by the Army Accounts that Mr. Chamier stands In Super for £175,644.8.9'2, and that it cannot at present be ascertained what part of that sum is properly accounted for but by an accurate examination, which from the magnitude of the sum and nature of the Service, will take up a considerable length of time." 15) [Manuscript Draft of a Letter by Edward Smith to the Board for Auditing Public Accounts Regarding the Accounts of Daniel Chamier]. [with:] [Manuscript Copy of the Same Letter, in a Secretarial Hand, and Signed by Edward Smith]. London. Nov. 30, 1792. [4]pp. and [3]pp. on folded folio sheets. The attorney for the Chamier estate writes the Board for Auditing Public Accounts, sending them an updated statement of the charges on the account of Daniel Chamier in his service as Commissary General (see following item) and begs the Board to accept this further evidence. He further asks them to forgive the fact of certain unaccounted for expenses: "still there appear to be sums for which vouchers are wanting, but of which there are such strong corroborating evidence of payment that I should hope the particular difficulties these accounts labor under from the want of local knowledge on the part of the family, added to the known loss of vouchers in the conveyance, will induce your Board to consider the Family as worthy of your recommendation." 16) STATEMENT OF SURCHARGES IN THE ACCOUNTS OF MR. D. CHAMIER COMY. GENL. IN AMERICA WITH MR. SMITH'S REMARKS ON THE VARIOUS ARTICLES, ENCLOSED IN HIS LETTER DATED 30th NOV. 1792, TO THE HONBLE. BOARD FOR AUDITING PUBLIC ACCOT. [manuscript title]. London. Nov. 30, 1792. [4]pp. on a folded folio sheet. This is the supporting evidence referred to by Smith in the previous letter, giving further details on the amounts owed to the Chamier estate. Smith admits that most of the amounts listed in this detailed report have no supporting vouchers. 17) LETTER TO AUDITORS PUBLIC ACCTS. ON SETTL. OF D. CHAMIER'S ACCT. 30 NOV. 1792 [docket title]. [7]pp. on folded folio sheets. This appears to be Edward Smith's rough draft of the STATEMENT OF SURCHARGES sent to the Board for Auditing the Public Accounts (item 16 above), and seems to contain more information than in the final document. 18) LIST OF SURCHARGES IN THE ACCOUNT OF DANIEL CHAMIER ESQR. LATE COMMISSARY GENERAL IN NORTH AMERICA FROM 25th MAY 1774 TO 24 MAY 1777 [manuscript title]. [6]pp. on folded folio sheets, [preceded by:] [LETTER IN A SECRETARIAL HAND, FROM JONATHAN WIGGLESWORTH IN THE OFFICE FOR AUDITING PUBLIC ACCOUNTS]. [1]p. [London]. June 14, 1793. Wigglesworth sends Chamier family lawyer Edward Smith this accounting of the surcharges on the account of Daniel Chamier, showing that there is a balance due from him of £17,608.13.11 in "New York currency." This document gives details on scores of sums reimbursed to Chamier in his duties, with information on amounts, dates, and who delivered the services or goods. 19) [Autograph Letter, Signed, from Charles Long, Secretary to the Treasury, to Edward Smith]. [London]. Aug. 14, 1793. [1]p. on a folded folio sheet. Charles Long, later Baron Farnborough, writes to Edward Smith, lawyer for the Chamier family, and requests a meeting with him prior to delivering the report of the Commissioners for Auditing Public Accounts to the Lords of the Treasury. 20) [Manuscript Draft of a Letter in the Hand of Edward Smith, Written to Treasury Secretary Charles Long]. [London]. Aug. 16, 1793. [2]pp. on a folio sheet. This is Smith's retained draft of his reply to Long's letter of August 14 (item 19 above). Smith informs Long that he is not in London but in the country, due to issues of health, and asks Smith to meet with Jonathan Wigglesworth of the Office for Auditing Public Accounts to discuss the Chamier case. Smith discusses certain aspects of the case, including the particular circumstances that resulted in relatively slight record-keeping and paucity of vouchers, and begs the Treasury Board to have faith in the verity of the claims of the Chamier estate. 21) [Manuscript Draft of a Letter in the Hand of Edward Smith, Written to the Lords of the Treasury]. [London]. Nov. 21, 1793. [4]pp. on a folded folio sheet. This is Smith's letter to the Lords of the Treasury on the "final adjustment of the Accts. of the late Mr. D. Chamier," in which he enclosed more supporting material on Chamier's expenditures while Commissary General in North America. 22) [Partially Printed Letter, Completed in Manuscript and Signed by Jonathan Wigglesworth of the Office for Auditing Public Accounts, to Edward Smith]. London. July 16, 1794. [1]p. on a folded folio sheet. This printed form letter, completed in manuscript, appears to be final resolution in the accounts of Daniel Chamier. Wigglesworth writes that "the account of the late Dan'l. Chamier Esqr. Commissary General in North America between 25 May 1774 and 24 May 1777 was this day declared by the Chancellor of His Majesty's Exchequer, with a balance due to the public of £9,467.10.4." Wigglesworth goes on to inform Smith that "it may be proper to apprize you that the said Account cannot be finally settled until it is lodged in the Pipe Office where the Quietus must be made out...." The "Quietus" refers to item 1 in the present collection, the long vellum scroll detailing the accounts of Daniel Chamier, which was signed by Thomas Lowten, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, on August 14, 1795. The logistical aspects of the British military effort during the Revolutionary War - how the British Army was provisioned and how those provisions were arranged, disbursed, and paid for - is an under-examined aspect of the history of the American Revolution. The Chamier papers are an incredible collection of manuscripts detailing the accounts of the Commissary General of the British Army in America during the Revolutionary War, offering an unparalleled opportunity to study and understand how the British Army was provisioned during the early, crucial years of the conflict.

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        Standrede am Grabe der Madame Schuwitz. Ein Neujahrsgeschenk für Incroyables. (Motto:) Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto {Ich bin ein Mensch, nichts Menschliches ist mir fremd].

      Rastadt (d. i.: Leipzig, Wienbrack oder Gräff), 1798. - 46 S. Umschlag aus Kammmarmor-Papier d. Zt. Hayn-Got. I, 316. - Seltene erste Ausgabe der amüsanten, satirischen Leichenrede auf die bekannte Berliner Bordellbesitzerin Elise Schuwitz mit zahlreichen Anspielungen auf Zeitgenossen. Der Autor, auch genannt "Spuck-Schulz", war ein auch von Goethe anerkannter Publizist und Theaterkritiker. -Voller Pikanterien sind die Hinweise im "Testament" (ab S. 29) auf Berliner Persönlichkeiten und erotische Bücher der Zeit. - Titel angestaubt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres . publiŽes, sur les manuscrits de lÕauteur, par Jacques-AndrŽ Naigeon .

      Paris chez Desray et Deterville an VI - 15 volumes 1798 - First edition. 8vo. Portrait of Diderot in vol. I. Provenance: Ex-libris on paste-down of volume I: Jacques-Joseph G. Fr. P. de Corbire (1766-1853), prŽsident du Conseil Royal de lÕInstruction publique, ministre de lÕintŽrieur de 1821 ˆ 1828 etc.Contemporary marbled brown calf, spines and covers gilt, green and red labels. Light foxing in places, but a fine set. - D. Adams, Bibliographie des oeuvres de Diderot, Ferney 2000: A6, pp. 98-109. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire naturelle des minéraux [= Histoire naturelle tomes XXV-XXIX].Dordrecht, A. Blussé and son, 1798-1799. 5 volumes. 4to. Lacking the 8 engraved maps, which were often bound in a separate volume accompanying the text volumes. 19th-century uniform half calf, gold-tooled spines.

      Landwehr, Colour plates 45; Nissen, ZBI 678; Sinkankas 1036. The mineralogical section of Buffon's famed Histoire naturelle, ''the first work to present the previously isolated and apparently disconnected facts of natural history in a generally intelligible form'' (Sinkankas). It is here in the new edition published at Amsterdam and Dordrecht, the only quarto edition to rival the original French Imprimerie Royale edition. The first four volumes deal with mineralogy, the last one contains a treatise on magnets and magnetism. From the Stedelijk Gymnasium Bibliotheek, with its stamp on title-pages and a few flyleaves. The present series on minerals had been preceded (rather than followed) by the series on reptiles and amphibians, so that the bindings are numbered 27 to 31. Bindings show some wear and abrasions.

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        Oeuvres de médecine. - 4 ouvrages reliés ensemble. 1) Du bégaiement et de tous les autres vices de la parole, traités par de nouvelles méthodes. Deuxième édition avec plusieurs planches. Paris, Mansut Fils, 1831, VIII + 258 + 8 p. + 2 planches dépl. + 8 p. ?Lettre justificative de Colombat . en réponse a un article anonyme inséré dans la Gazette Médicale de Paris en 1830.2) L?hystérotomie ou l?amutation du col de la matrice dans les affections cancéreuses, suivant un nouveau procédé. Avec la description de l?hystérotome et de plusieurs autres instruments nouveaux présentés à la faculté de médecine de Paris. Avec plusieurs planches, Paris, Mansut Fils, 1828, 58 p. + 2 planches dépl.3) Nouvelle méthode de pratiquer la taille sous-pubienne. Pa

      - in-8vo, qqs rares rousseurs, ex-libris en or sur cuir rouge ?John Roland Abbey? collé sur 1er contre-plat, magnifique reliure romantique signée ?Meslant? en plein maroquin rouge, dos à 4 nerfs avec titre et ornements en or et en noir, plats richement ornés en or avec aux milieux les initiales ?P. B.?, gardes et tranches marbrées. Meslant exerça durant toute la première moitié du XIXe siècle et ?uvra entre autre pour la famille d'Orléans dont Louis-Philippe. ?Colombat, Marc C. (genannt Colombat-de-l?Isère), zu Paris, war am 28. Juli 1798 zu Vienne (Isère) geboren, studierte zuerst die Rechte in Grenoble, musste, in politische Angelegenheiten verwickelt, nach Savoyen und in die Schweiz flüchten, wurde 1824 amnestirt und studierte darauf Medizin in Montpellier, Strassburg und Paris. Sein mechanisches Talent führte ihn zur Erfindung verschiedener Instrumente, z. B. eines solchen zur Amputation der Portio vaginalis uteri, das er in der folgenden Schrift: ?De l?hystérotomie.? beschrieb. [.] Lebenslang aber wendete er dem Stottern seine Aufmerksamkeit zu und indem er ganz richtig den nervösen Charakter des Leidens erkannte, suchte er dasselbe durch ein Verfahren zu bekämpfen, bei welchem besonders auf rhythmische Aussprache der Worte Werth gelegt wurde. Er hatte zur Aufnahme von Zöglingen ein orthophonisches Institut errichtet und erzielte in demselben solche Erfolge, dass ihm von der Akademie der Wissenschaften 1833 ein Preis von 50.000 Franken zuerkannt wurde? (Biogr. Lex.).Major John Roland Abbey (23 November 1894 ? 24 December 1969) was an English book collector and High Sheriff. He was the eldest of three sons of William Henry Abbey, a brewer. In November 1914, at the start of World War I, he was commissioned as a regimental officer in the Rifle Brigade, serving for two years on the Western Front in the 13th and 8th Battalions. He experienced a lucky escape as part of the 8th Battalion; while he was serving in reserve the battalion took part in the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, losing all officers but one. He was gassed in November 1916 and spent five months recovering in hospital before being invalided out in October 1917 and demobilised in 1919. Abbey later rejoined the Rifle Brigade in November 1939, and served from 1941 to October 1943 as staff officer to the Admiral-Superintendent at Great Yarmouth. Although he left the army in 1943, he was awarded the honorary rank of Major in 1946.After leaving the army he became manager of the Kemp Town brewery, succeeding his father as chairman in 1943 and merging the company with Charringtons in 1954. On 7 June 1921 he married Ursula Cairns, with whom he had two daughters. In 1945 he was appointed High Sheriff of Sussex, a position he held for a year. His book collecting started in 1929 buying books from various Private presses, eventually gaining complete collections of books from the Kelmscott, Ashendene and Gwasg Gregynog presses. He also became interested in modern bindings, and in 1931 commissioned examples from Sybil Pye and, from R. de Coverley & Sons, a copy of Siegfried Sassoon's Memoirs of an Infantry Officer decorated with Abbey's coat of arms. He also collected antiquarian books, starting from the sale of Primrose's collection and building it up from 1936 to 1938 thanks to sales from the Mensing, Moss, Aldenham, Schiff, and Cortlandt F. Bishop collections, eventually holding over 1,300 books. He died on 24 December 1969 in London, and with the exception of manuscripts given to his family and a group of books donated to the Eton College Collections his remaining texts were sold for £993,509 between 1970 and 1975.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Haberling, Hübotter, Vierordt: Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte aller Zeiten und Völker, II, p. 81; Relieur Resaut: Flety, Dict. des relieurs français . de 1800 a nos jours p. 128. ?Il fit également des reliures plus soignées et décorées et travailla pour [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Reisen durch die inneren Gegenden des südlichen Africa in den Jahren 1797 und 1798.

      - Aus dem Englischen übers. u. mit Anmerk. begleitet v. M. C. Sprengel. 2 Bände. Landes-Industrie-Comptoir,Weimar 1801-05 (Bibliothek der neuesten und wichtigsten Reisebeschreibungen, Bd. 5 u. 17). XX, 1 Bl., 400 S., VIII, 410 S. mit 2 gefalt. gest. Karten, 2 gefalt. Tab. u. 1 Textholzschnitt. Ppbde. d. Zt. Berieben u. bestoßen, Bibl.-Stempel auf Titel u. Karten verso, farbiges Wappen-Exlibris und kleiner handschriftlicher Vermerk auf Vorsatz. – Erste deutsche Ausgabe. – Barrow "gab als erster eine vollständige Beschreibung der Kap-Kolonie, deren Umfang man auch durch ihn erst kennenlernte." (Henze I, 173). Er bereiste fast die gesamte Kap-Kolonie, einschließlich der Gebiete, die von den Hottentotten, Buschmännern und Kafiren besiedelt waren. Er betrieb geologische Studien, organisierte eine Volkszählung und besuchte sogar den mächtigen Zulu-König Shaka. – Engelmann 101. VORGEBUNDEN: Degrandpré, L.: Reise nach der westlichen Küste von Africa in den Jahren 1786 und 1787. XXI, 120 S. ANGEBUNDEN: Semple, R.: Schilderungen von dem Vorgebirge der guten Hoffnung. VI, 112 S. UND: Papon, S.: Reise in das Departement der Seealpen. 92 S. UND: Romanet, J.: Reise nach der Insel Martinique. VIII, 64 S. Mit 1 gefalteten Karte. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Englishman's Right; A Dialogue Between a Barrister at Law... 1798

      1798. First Post-Revolution Edition of an Important Work on the Right to Trial by Jury Hawles, Sir John (1645-1716). [Bacon, Francis (1561-1626)]. Brodie, Alexander, Bookseller. The Englishman's Right; A Dialogue Between a Barrister at Law and a Juryman; Shewing, I. The Antiquity, II. The Excellent Designed Use, III. The Office and Just Privileges of Juries by the Law of England (Being a Choice Help for All Who Are Qualified by Law to Serve on Juries). To Which is Prefixed, An Introductory Essay, On the Moral Duty of a Judge. By Lord Bacon. Philadelphia: Printed by John Thompson, of Philadelphia; For Alexander Brodie, 1798. 6, [vii]-viii, [1], [17]-70 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary marbled sheep over marbled boards. Light rubbing to extremities, heavier rubbing and a few minor stains to boards, hinges starting. Moderate toning to text, dampstaining in a few places, internally clean. An appealing copy. * Third American edition. First published in London in 1680, and in Boston in 1693 and 1772, this 1798 Philadelphia edition was the first printed after the Revolution. Possibly a response to the recent passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts, it has an interesting preface by the bookseller, Alexander Brodie: "But lest (sic) the title 'The Englishman's Right' should give offence to any, it is proper to observe that the Charter of the Liberties of England is a grant from their kings obtained by force. This charter is the fountain of all their Rights; and among others of the Englishman's Right to be tried by a Jury of his Equals. As Americans we possess the same Right, and Juries by our Laws have the same powers and privileges, as by the Law of England. Neither we or our Ancestors ever were Slaves. We hold our Liberties from God alone, and to him alone are we accountable for the use or abuse of them. It is no mark of Vassalage to borrow instructions from English Jurisprudence. To understand our rights well, we must study them, and endeavour to profit by the experience of other Nations. The better to enable Jurymen to discern between Judge and Prisoner, if a lawless stretch of power should be attempted, of which at present there appears no danger, from the high character of our American Judges, I have prefixed by way of Introduction, Lord Bacon's Essay on the Moral duty of a Judge.

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        Opera Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis

      Paris: natu major. 1798. First Edition. Hardcover. Edition limited to 250 numbered copies on large paper (this being #129). xi, 572pp. Full burnished red paneled calf decorated with blind fleurons, spine in compartments with five raised bands decorated in blind and gold, titles lettered in gold, inside dentelles. Edges uncut, marbled endpapers. Signed by Didot on the limitation page. Frontispiece and twenty-two engravings with drawings by Gérard and Girodet engraved by Baquoy, Beisson, Copia, Delignon, Godefroy, Malbeste, Marais, Massard, Mathieu, Patas, Simonet, and Viel. With the bookplate of a prominent Italian aristocratic family with ties to Napoleon on the front pastedown endpaper. Old note from a dealer or collector specifying the number of plates tipped in. Very mild foxing to the edges, generally not affecting the engravings, professional repairs to title and last leaf, faint stain to one of the leaves. "Véritable édition de luxe: elle est fort correcte et rare." Graesse VI.344. "The first of the great folios printed by Didot... " Ray 70. ; Folio .

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        La Nuova Olanda e la Nuova Guinea.

      1798 - Rome, 1798. Original colour. 365 x 490mm. A rare map of Australia and New Guinea, from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'. The emphasis of the map is the charting of Captain Cook down the east coast: most of the marked features are those named by Cook and his crew between the Torres Strait and Tasmania, which is shown as part of the mainland. The title is within a decorative title cartouche with two aboriginies, one of whom strangely carries a bow.

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        Plan des Iles Kuriles et des Terres peu connues situees a la suite de ces Iles: d'apres un manuscrit conserve dans les Archives d'Ochotsk qui a ete communique a M. Lesseps en 1788.

      Paris 1798 - Kupferstich von Bouclet/Herault, 50 x 70 cm. Sehr gut erhalten, breitrandig. Wide margins, very good condition. * Das Kartenbild reicht von der Südspitze Kamtchatkas bis zum Norden Japans, mit kleiner Nebenkarte der Aleuten. Im Norden Japans sind gestochene Berichte über die dort lebenden Völker enthalten: im Lande Nanacaki (Nangasaki?) regieren zehn Chefs; die Einwohner besitzen Gold und Silber und tragen seidene Kleider; man findet dort Kanonen, Gewehre und Militärmusik; sie besitzen keine Wollstoffe, sondern nur Seide und Baumwolle. Ein russisches Schiff sei herzlich empfangen und gebeten worden, bald wiederzukommen. Die Einwohner einer großen Insel tragen kurze Kleider und lange Hosen, sie treiben Seehandel mit den Bewohnern der Amur-Gegend, diese liefern Otter-, Fuchs- und Zobelfelle und nehmen dafür Gold, Silber und Wertvolle Stoffe. Quite a detailed chart of the Chain of the Kourile Islands just off the Aleutians, which was taken from a manuscript chart in the Archives of Ochotsk, by the 23 year old de Lesseps, on his momentous overland journey back to France with Laperouse's charts and drawings. A cartographically important chart showing the Region between Kamtchatka's South and Northern Japan. The chart with wide margins, in very good condition.

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        Der Bierbräuer'.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. G. Vogel n. A. Gabler (Gäbler) b. Johann Peter Voigt, 1798, 13,5 x 8,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Memoria sobre a caneleira para acompanhar a remessa das plantas, que o Principe N. Senhor manda transportar para o Brazil.

      Lisbon, Na Regia Officina Typografica, (1797 or 1798) @1797. - Woodcut Portuguese royal arms on title page. 11 pp. 4?, bound in large-8? size late nineteenth-century gilt- and black-stamped cloth with monogram "KG" in center. Slight soiling on title page; small wormhole in lower margin of title page (repaired) and next three leaves, not affecting text. Uncut. In very good condition. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this work on the cinnamon tree, written to accompany a consignment of them that D. Jo?o was having shipped to Brazil. The author relates the history of growing cinnamon, pepper, ginger and other spices and drugs in Brazil, citing Duarte Ribeiro de Macedo and P. AntÛnio Vieira, among others. He then expounds more practical matters: uses for different parts of the cinnamon plant, type of soil and terrain necessary to grow it, etc.Rodrigues attributes the work to Fr. JosÈ Mariano da ConceiÁ?o Veloso (1742?-1811), a native of Minas Geraes and a noted botanist who published many other brief works on agricultural subjects, as well as the lengthy @Florae fluminenses, 1790, an exhaustive study of Brazilian vegetation. Borba de Moraes and InnocÍncio, however, do not list this among Veloso's works.The @Memoria probably dates after 1792, when D. Jo?o effectively replaced his mother D. Maria I, but before 1799, when he was officially named Prince Regent. The imprint, "com licenÁa da Sua Magestade," suggests a date of 1797 or 1798: the Imprensa Nacional @Catalogue cites this imprint as used only during those years (pp. 458-66).---- Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 555. Not in InnocÍncio; on Veloso, see V, 56 and XIII, 121. JCB @Portuguese and Brazilian Books, 801/3 (we think dated erroneously). Rodrigues 2481. Not in @Imprensa Nacional. Not in Bosch. NUC: DLC, InU, DCU-IA (giving a tentative date of 1780). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chart of the Great Pacific Ocean or South Sea, to Illustrate the voyage of Discovery Made By the Boussole and Astrolabe in the Years 1785, 86, 87 & 88. No 3

      G G & J Robinson, London 1798 - Orig hand-coloured engraving showing Great Pacific Isand (New Zealand is shown as 'Zealand'). Free-floating & backed. Size: 53.8cm x 43cm

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        The Duty of Constables, containing instructions to Constables, Petty Constables, Headboroughs, Tythingmen, &c. in the several particulars of their office. The fifth edition.

      Printed for G.G. And J. Robinson. 1798 vii, [1], 32pp, 8vo. Some sl. browning. Bound in near contemporary blue marbled stiff boards, paper spine; backstrip & corners a little worn. Contemporary name of John Stobart at head of titlepage, inscribed on dedication leaf, ''John Stobart to Henry Harrison'.ESTC T121033, BL & National Trust only.First printed in Gloucester in 1790, this is the first, and only, London edition; the other three editions were printed either in Gloucester or Louth. It is organised in 46 sections dealing with all manner of incidents that a constable might encounter - nightwalkers, riot, gaming houses, executions, noting that 'you are to endeavour to suppress all indecent behaviour in the spectators, who are but too apt to consider as a holiday-shew, what is really the most serious exhibition in the world'.

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        TA., Universität, "Ansicht des Churkölnischen Residenz = Stadt Bonn. Vue de la Ville et Residence Electorale de Bonne.".

      - aquarellierte Umrißradierung v. Ziegler n. Janscha b. Artaria et Comp. In Wien, 1798, 35 x 45,5 Blatt 41 der berühmten Rheinserie. - Wasserzeichen "C Honig ".

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        Brief mit eigenh. U.

      St. Petersburg, 24. III. 1798.. ½ S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Beiliegend adressiertes Kuvert.. An Dorothea von Medem, Herzogin von Kurland (1761-1821), mit Dank für ihre Glückwünsche zur Geburt seines Sohnes Michael: "Madame ma Cousine. J'envisage les felicitations que Votre Altesse vient de m'adresser sur la naissance de mon fils le Grand Duc Michel comme une preuve de Son Amitie et de l'interet qu'Elle prend au bien etre de ma Maison. Je La pie d'agreer mes remercimens & de croire aux sentimens d'estime & de Bienveillance avec les quels Je suix [...]". Großfürst Michael Pawlowitsch von Russland (1798-1849) war am 8. Februar (28. Januar) als letztes Kind von Zar Paul I. und Prinzessin Sophie Dorothee von Württemberg geboren worden. Drei Jahre später, am 24. März 1801, wurde der Zar von adeligen Verschwörern ermordet.

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        A Vindication Of Homer And Of The Ancient Poets And Historians, Who Have Recorded The Siege And Fall Of Troy. In Answer To Two Late Publications Of Mr. Bryant

      York: Printed By W.Blanchard, For T.Cadell, Jun. And W.Davies, London, 1798. First Edition. Morritt travelled in Greece and Asia Minor from 1794 to 1796. The present work, based on his visit to the Troad in November 1794 with James Dallaway and the artist Gaetano Mercati, was written in response to Jacob Bryant's Dissertation concerning the War of Troy (1796) and Observations upon a Treatise, entitled a Description of the Plain of Troy (1796), in which Bryant argued that the Trojan War never took place and that no such city as the Phrygian Troy ever existed. Abbey, Travel, 398. Blackmer 1157. 4to. pp. 1 p.l., 124. 1 folding double-page aquatint map of the Troad & 5 folding double-page aquatint plates after drawings by Gaetano Mercati. modern quarter calf (plates offset, 1 plate & a few leaves foxed)

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        Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life, and ManneÖ

      Good with no dj. First edition, thus. London: Printed for C. Dilly in the Poultry, 1798. rare. Octavio, 446pp. Cloth spine strip with marbled paper over boards. Binding is solid, covers are clean with the front cover still weakly attached, abrasions to covers especially to the rear , no markings inside except for owner bookplate and lovely owner signature dated 1840, pages clean, last few endpapers have some staining, and some bubbling to rear pastedown.

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      Richmond. 1790-1798. - 48,66,44,123,56,39,59,48,51pp. Antique-style half calf and marbled boards, leather labels. Mild soiling. First titlepage tanned and expertly backed, some ink stains and calculations on other titlepages, all but three titlepages with ink notations reading "Treasury." Minor foxing, last leaf of index lacking in first imprint. Very good. An important collection of rare Virginia laws published from 1790-98. This volume contains all of the session laws of Virginia as a state from October 1789 through December 1797. Many of the title pages carry ink inscriptions (in some cases extensive, in fine period penmanship) stating "Treasury," they bear a number of contemporary annotations ranging from jottings to substantive notes. A complete list of the imprints included here is as follows: 1) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.ON MONDAY, THE NINETEENTH OF OCTOBER, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-NINE. [1790]. 48pp. Lacking last leaf. EVANS 23017. Includes both acts passed and the proceedings of the Assembly for the year. The act creating Kentucky is printed here. 2) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.ON MONDAY, THE EIGHTEENTH OF OCTOBER, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY. [1791]. 66pp. EVANS 23943. Includes acts passed and the resolution of the state Senate to accept the Assumption Act, trading claims in western lands in return for the Federal government taking over state debt, although a resolution of the House of Delegates rejecting the proposal is also printed here. 3) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.ON MONDAY, THE SEVENTEENTH DAY OF OCTOBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-ONE. 1791. 44pp. EVANS 24963. Includes acts passed, and the votes on the Bill of Rights as submitted. Virginia agreed to all twelve sent to the States, although in the end only ten passed enough states. 4) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.ON MONDAY, THE FIRST DAY OF OCTOBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-TWO. 1793. 123pp. EVANS 26388. Acts passed, including extensive regulations of the militia and the courts. 5) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.ON MONDAY, THE TWENTY-FIRST DAY OF OCTOBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-THREE. 1794. 56pp. EVANS 27997. Acts passed, including, as in all years, laws ranging from large issue of national importance to myriad acts for the benefit of individuals, ranging from freeing a slave or annulling a marriage to major issues. 6) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.ON TUESDAY, THE ELEVENTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-FOUR. 1795. 39pp. EVANS 29796. All acts passed. 7) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.ON TUESDAY, THE TENTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-FIVE. 1796. 59pp. EVANS 31499. All acts passed. 8) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.ON TUESDAY, THE EIGHTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-SIX. 1797. 48pp. EVANS 33126. All acts passed. 9) ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.ON MONDAY, THE FOURTH DAY OF DECEMBER, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-SEVEN. 1798. 51pp. EVANS 34934. EVANS 23017, 23943, 24963, 26388, 27997, 29796, 31499, 33126, 34934.

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        The Baronage of Scotland Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Gentry of that Kingdom

      Bell & Bradfute, 1798-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. B001F7D5SQ THE/BARONAGE/OF/SCOTLAND;/CONTAINING, /AN HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL/ACCOUNT OF THE GENTRY OF THAT KINGDOM:/COLLECTED FROM THE/PUBLIC RECORDS AND CHARTULARIES OF THIS COUNTRY;/THE/RECORDS AND PRIVATE WRITINGS OF FAMILIES;/AND THE/WORKS OF OUR BEST HISTORIANS. Edinburgh, Bell & Bradfute, et alia: 1798. First edition, begun in Douglas" lifetime but unfinished at the time of his death, and completed by various editors who had been working under Douglas; the text includes a brief explanation of the essential symbols of heraldry. Each family with a warrant for arms has its coat of arms illustrated in the text. Collation: 1 blank leaf, title page, i-xii; 623 pages; 1 blank leaf. A large format book, 43.5 cm x 28.5 cm. An eighteenth ownership signature is dated 1798. The 1/4 leather boards are bumped around the edges. An old bookseller"s pencil notation indicates that this volume was all that was published in 1798. Printed on very fine heavy laid paper. Front cover detached and leather spine attached only on one side. Lighter coloured free endpapers indicate possible rebinding. Binding is tight and secure. More pictures available upon request. Heavy and/or oversized. Expedited or International Shipping may require additional postage.Shipped promptly in a padded envelope or cardboard box.

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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U.

      Wien, 10. IV. 1798. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Mit Herderzitat: "Wie der Schatten früh am Morgen / Ist die Freundschafft mit dem Bösen, / Stund' auf Stunde nimmt sie ab; / Aber Freundschaft mit dem Guten / Wächset wie der Abend Schatten, / Bis des Lebens Sonne sinkt. [.] Zum wohlwollenden Andenken empfiehlt sich / Kotzebue." - Dem Morgenschatten nicht unähnlich sollte auch Kotzebues Freundschaft zu Wien und seinen Hofschauspielern von Stund' auf Stunde abnehmen: noch vor Ende des Jahres am Personal seines Hauses gescheitert, legte er seine Direktion "krankheitshalber" nieder. Allerdings sicherte er sich ein lebenslanges Jahresgehalt von 1000 fl. und wurde vom Kaiser zum Hofdichter ohne Verpflichtung zurm Aufenthalt in Wien ernannt. - Im Rand gering angestaubt bzw. fingerfleckig, sonst wohlerhalten. Am Unterrand alte Signaturvermerke in Bleistift. Hübsches Widmungsblatt, einem Album amicorum entnommen.

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        Quaderno de Leyes, y agravios reparados a suplicación de los tres estados del Reyno de Navarra, en las cortes del año 1757, por la . Don Fernando, II de Navarra, y VI de Castilla, . ., y en su nombre, por el Excmo. Señor Fr. D. Manuel de Sada, . con acuerdo de los del Real, y Supremo Consejo .

      1798. . 1798 - Miguel de Cosculluela. Reimpreso en Pamplona. . 1 Vol. . Ant.+port. + 32 pp. + 252 pp. Folio. Pergamino de época. Siglo XVIII , Vasco-Navarro (Imprenta Vasco-Navarra), Vasco-Navarro (Navarra) . Recopilación de las leyes promulgadas y aplicadas en Navarra. Portada con escudo de Navarra. Ejemplar encuadernado en pergamino. Buen estado. .

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        Encyclopædia; or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature; Constructed on a Plan, by which the Different Sciences and Arts are digested into the Form of Distinct Treatises of Systems ?

      Philadelphia: Printed by Thomas Dobson, 1798. First edition of the first encyclopedia printed in America, "greatly improved." The text from the third edition of the "Encyclopedia Britannica" with some revisions, including the section on "America" which was written by Jedidiah Morse. The "finest group of American engravings of the century" and as such signified the "coming of age of American book illustration." (Wroth). Illustrated with five hundred and forty-two copperplates engraved by Robert Scott, James Thackrara, E. Trenchard, the Smithers, John Vallance, James Akin, William Barker, Joseph Bowles, Francis Shallus, Henry W. Weston, Joseph Seymour and others. Leaves of illustration placement at the back of the volumes. 18 vols. 4to. Contemporary tree calf, citron morocco labels for title and black morocco labels gilt for volume numbers. Rubbed, joints cracked on several volumes but stitching firm, some chipping of labels especially those of volumes 10 and 18, spines chipped on volumes 4, 11, 15 and 18, and waterstaining of lower covers and margins of volumes 2 and 18. Some light browning or offsetting, the waterstaining in lower margins of volume 18, but a very attractive copy of this work. In nine brown cloth open end boxes. With the contemporary printed booklabel of Joshua Davis in most volumes and signature of Geo. P. Tyler. From the library of Norman Rockwell. First edition of the first encyclopedia printed in America, "greatly improved." The text from the third edition of the "Encyclopedia Britannica" with some revisions, including the section on "America" which was written by Jedidiah Morse. The "finest group of American engravings of the century" and as such signified the "coming of age of American book illustration." (Wroth). Illustrated with five hundred and forty-two copperplates engraved by Robert Scott, James Thackrara, E. Trenchard, the Smithers, John Vallance, James Akin, William Barker, Joseph Bowles, Francis Shallus, Henry W. Weston, Joseph Seymour and others. Leaves of illustration placement at the back of the volumes. 18 vols. 4to. A landmark publication, not just the largest printing project undertaken in America at the time, but one that marked "the end of printing in America as a household craft and the beginning of its factory stage of development." (Wroth p. 294) Dobson employed the printers John Baine and his grandson who used type cast and paper made in Philadelphia. Work began in 1790, initially with the object of publishing solely by subscription in weekly parts. The scale of production soon changed that to roughly half a volume per quarter and the initial print run of 1000 doubled (requiring a reprint of the first volume). He set was finally completed in 1797 though bear 1798 on the title pages. The text was mostly drawn from the third edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, though includes some original contributions by Americans such as Jedidiah Morse. This is handsomely embellished by the illustrations engraved by Scott, Thackaray, Valance and others. Obviously wide-ranging, some such as the anatomical plates are the first of their type to be printed in America. Evans explains the rarity of complete sets: "[F]rom various causes, chief among which were, its irregular manner of publication, and the period of years required in its printing, copies of the work are uncommonly found even in the older and larger libraries, and all have some peculiarities or defects . . . When the risks of publication are considered, the courageous and admirable manner in which the publisher carried out the work to a conclusion, gives the name of Thomas Dobson, of Philadelphia, a high rank in the book-publishing annals of this country." This set includes a receipt made to Samuel Wetheril Jr and signed by Thomas Dobson for the eighteenth volume. This could well have been Samuel Wetherill who was the "first manufacturer of cloth, jean and fustian in Philadelphia," formed the United Company of Pennsylvania for the Establishment of American Manufactures in 1775, and was among the founders of the Society of Free Quakers after being excommunicated for his support of the American cause during the Revolution. (Faragher "Encyclopedia of Colonial and Revolutionary America."). Evans 22486; Library Company of Philadelphia "First American Editions" p. 10; Rink "Technical Americana" 116; Silver "The American Printer"; Ward. Gerald "The American Illustrated Book in the Nineteenth Century," Wintertaur, 1987; Wroth "Colonial Printer"; Sabin 22555. PMM 218 for the first edition of the "Encyclopedia Britannica"; Arner, Dobson's Encyclopaedia

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        Theoretische Astronomie Erster Theil: Sphärische Astronomie. Zweyter Theil: Theoretische Astronomie. Dritter Theil: Physische Astronomie

      J. F. Hartknoch, Riga 1798 - 27 x 21 cm 184, 367, 338 S., Hldr. d. Zt. Einband berieben und bestoßen, Rücken etwas lädiert, hinteres Gelenk gebrochen, innen sonst sehr gut erhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BONN. - Bad Godesberg. "Gegend bey Godesberg". Kleines Schlößchen mit Walmdach und Nebengebäuden, Gartenanlage mit Bachlauf, im Vordergrund Personenstaffage.

      - Altkol. Umrißradierung von Johann Ziegler nach Lorenz Janscha, 1798, 30 x 44 cm. Schmitt, Rhein-Beschreibungen 114, 40. - Aus der berühmten Sammlung "Collection de cinquante Vues du Rhin". Mit reicher aquarellierter Linieneinfassung. Am rechten Rand restauriert, sonst farbfrisch und gut erhalten.

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        Zeichnungen nach dem gemeinen Volke besonders Der Kaufruf in Wien. Etudes prises dans le bas peuple et principalement Les Cris de Vienne. Nach dem Leben gezeichnet v. C. Brand Professor der bildenden Künste.

      Vienna, T[ranquillo] Mollo, [after 1798]. - Folio (348 x 474 mm). Engr., coloured t. p., 45 engr. plates in original colour and toned borders. Contemp. half calf with marbled covers; spine attractively gilt (remains of giltstamped spine label; modern red cover label). Luxury copy of the third edition, which contained more plates than any previous one. Engraved by C. and Fr. Brand, J. Feigel, C. Conti, J. E. and S. Mansfeld, Quirin Mark, J. Mössmer, S. Schytz and others. The plates show the various professions, peddlers and travelling salesmen who were common sights on the Viennese markets of the late 18th century: the pretzel baker, chicken seller, sausage salesman, postman, bird-dealer, milk lady, night watchman, etc. All drawn by the Viennese painter and engraver Johann Christian Brand (1722-95), who taught at the Vienna Academy of Arts. The collection had been first published in 1775-76 comprising 40 plates; a second issue released in 1780 contained the same material. A new edition produced in 1796 contained a mere 38 plates, to which the third edition added seven completely new illustrations. This edition was published in uncoloured and coloured versions, as well as in the present luxury edition distinguished by its inked and colour-toned borders and especially delicate colouring. - Corners bumped; spine-ends damaged. Insignificant fingerstaining to wide blank margins near beginning; the plates, usually encountered only in strongly browned state, are very clean, showing luminous, crisp colour; unusually fine wove paper. An outstanding copy. Beall Ö 5. Kaut 6. Cf. Lipperheide Ebb 1. Colas 423. Hiler 110. Massin 219. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Doctor Benjamin Franklin

      New-London [Conn.] : Printed for Charles Holt, 1798-01-01. Leather Bound. Very Good. New-London [Conn.] : Printed for Charles Holt., 1798.(vi, [1], 8-200, [4] p., [1] leaf of plates) : port. 8vo. Fully bound in contemporary calf skin leather. Black Morocco spine label with gilt lettering. Tight binding and solid boards. Minor shelf wear. Slight rubbing to boards. Scuffing to edges. Owners inscription on ffep. Clean, unmarked pages with minor toning. Preface includes a letter from Richard Price. Pages 106-162 have the continuation of Franklin's Life written by Henry Stueber. No frontispiece illustration. "Extracts from the last will and testament of Dr. Franklin."--P. 163-172. List of subscribers' names, [4] p. at end.The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the common title for the unfinished record of Franklin's life, written by himself from 1771 to 1790. Published in various formats and with numerous edits, this work has become one of the most influential examples of an autobiography ever written.

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        Geschichte der Poesie der Griechen und Römer, von Friedrich Schlegel. Ersten Bandes erste Abtheilung.

      - Berlin, Johann Friedrich Unger, 1798. 8vo. (2),+ 236 pp. Sewn as issued, in contemporary marbled wrappers, gilt spine with label. Fine copy from the library at Ericsberg, with the book plate of Carl Jedvard Bonde. All published of the first edition of Schlegel?s second book, an important study of the classic literature, in which he developed the thesis that the Greeks had achieved perfect harmony in their civilization and art. In Berlin he also edited the literary quarterly ?Athenaeum? (1798-1800). Friedrich von Schlegel (1772-1829) was one of the founders of the German romantic movement, and best known for his writings on literary and cultural history. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ossian fils de Fingal barde du troisième siècle ; poésies galliques EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Dufart, 1798. Fine. Chez Dufart, à Paris 1798, 7 tomes en 7 Vol. in-18 (8x13,5cm), reliés. - French collective First edition, bringing Ossian Macpherson (translated by Letourneur) and gaëlliques poems of Ossian (translation by St. George) John Smith. Binding in full brown calf porphyry time. Smooth back adorned with coffered grotesque and two concentric irons, as well as Greek wheels. As an exhibit in red morocco, and volume number in black leather. Gilt edges. Tail Hat Volume I threadbare. Some corners bumped. Friction. Nice set rather elegant and decorative. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale collective française, réunissant Ossian de Macpherson (traduit par Letourneur) et les poèmes gaëlliques d'Ossian (Traduction par Saint-George) de John Smith. Reliures en plein veau brun porphyre d'époque. Dos lisse orné de caissons à la grotesque et de deux fers concentriques, ainsi que de roulettes grecques. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Tranches dorées. Coiffe de queue du tome I élimée. Quelques coins émoussés. Frottements. Jolie série, plutôt élégante et décorative. On aurait peine à croire aujourd'hui l'immense engouement de l'Europe entière pour les poèmes d'Ossian, prétendument du troisième siècle. Le monde des arts versa dans une complète passion pour les celtes et la poésie d'Ossian (On sait que Napoléon en fut particulièrement friand), célébrant l'auteur comme l'Homère du nord, et chaque nation fut bientôt conduite à rechercher ses racines littéraires nationales. L'Ossianisme fut ainsi le précurseur des romantismes nationaux, et le levier artistique pour gagner des terres étrangères au néo-classicisme (Ingres et Le rêve d'Ossian). Macpherson est l'auteur de cette supercherie littéraire, mais on sait aujourd'hui que si certains passages sont entièrement de lui, d'autres suivent rigoureusement d'anciennes poésies irlandaises retrouvées et que possédaient l'auteur (ces poésies furent retrouvées chez lui après sa mort). John Smith parcouru l'Ecosse à la recherche de textes anciens dont il livra les plus intéressants, sans retoucher le texte. Ces poésies furent considérées plus frustes et moins géniales que celles d'Ossian.

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        Réflexions Historiques et Critiques sur les dangers de la Variole naturelle; sur les différentes méthodes de traitement; sur les avantages de l'Inoculation et les succès de la Vaccine, pour l'extinction de la Variole. Se trouve à Paris, chez l'Auteur, et à l'imprimerie des Hospices Civils, an XIII (1805). RELIE AVEC (en tête): 2). (du même). Mon Journal. De l'an 1807, ou voilà les gens du 18me. Siècle. De la Vaccine, etc. etc. , Seconde édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée; A la fin de laquelle on a joint la réfutation des trois derniers ouvrages anglais, traduits en français en 1807, contre la découverte de Jenner. Quelques réflexions sur l'Education, suivies d'une Lettre de J.-J. sur le même sujet, et d'une Lettre au Gastronome. A Paris,

      - 2 ouvrages en 1 volume in-8. 1). 2ff. 96pp. 4 tableaux hors-texte. 2). 1f. II. 221pp. Demi-veau, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque). Intéressant recueil réunissant deux ouvrages dans lesquels l'auteur plaide avec une éloquence presque baroque en faveur de la vaccination, découverte quelques années plus tôt par Jenner (1798). J. Parfait était notamment le médecin du Prince de Neuchatel. 1). Première Edition sous ce titre d'un ouvrage initialement paru sous forme de thèse de doctorat en 1804 et dans lequel l'auteur mêle à ses observations médicales, des considérations sur l'éducation, sur les femmes, etc. "Pour donner aux gens du monde l'envie de lire son ouvrage, (l'auteur) a cherché à réparer par les avantages du style les inconvéniens de la sécheressse du sujet; et ses efforts pour y parvenir ont été tels, qu'il se trouve presque toujours au-delà du but qu'il vouloit atteindre; c'est ainsi que nous rendons raison de quelques passages un peu ampoulés, que l'on remarque dans cet écrit " (Recueil Périodique de la Société de Médecine de Paris). 2). Edition Originale (?), malgré la mention de seconde édition portée au titre, de cet ouvrage dont nous n'avons pas trouvé trace d'une édition antérieure; la Bibliothèque Nationale n'en conserve aucun exemplaire, Quérard ne mentionne que la présente édition et le CCFR n'en répertorie qu'un seul exemplaire dans les bibliothèques françaises (Bibliothèque Municipale de Dole). L'auteur développe plus longuement les thèmes exposés dans son premier ouvrage, en particulier ses vues sur l'éducation avec de longues références à Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Chacun des deux ouvrages contient par ailleurs un curieux appendice adressé "à l'auteur de la Gastronomie" et "au Gastronome", ce qui désignait Joseph Berchoux, littérateur ami de l'auteur et dîneur de haute volée, à qui l'auteur rend longuement hommage en évoquant, lyrique, les repas donnés chez le poète et les plats qu'on y dégustait. Berchoux est surtout connu pour son poème intitulé "La Gastronomie" (1801), souvent réimprimé et qui consacrait la première utilisation moderne du mot "Gastronomie" en français. Bel exemplaire très frais. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman

      London: J. Johnson and G. G. and J. Robinson,, 1798. Octavo (174 × 105mm). Original boards, neatly rebacked. Engraved frontispiece portrait by Heath after Opie. Offset from portrait frontispiece as usual. One leaf lightly marked. A very good, uncut copy. First edition. Godwin's touching and frank account of his wife's life marks an important step in the development of the art of biography. The details of her sexual liaison with Imlay, the birth of her illegitimate daughter, and her suicide attempts, all scandalized contemporary readers for whom biographies were expected to be glowing accounts of admirable qualities. Godwin, the grieving widower, was determined that the public deserved to know the whole truth about this remarkable woman.

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        A Bill . . . for granting an Aid and Contribution for the Prosecution of the War . . . by Granting certain Duties upon Income [with] A Bill [As Amended on Re-commitment] [with] Schedule to Income Duty Bill [with] A Bill . . . Extending [the first Act]

      Ordered to be printed 8th December 1798 [and subsequent dates] 1798-99, London - Modern wraps somewhat strained, light browning, one blank margin torn away, the Taussig copies; two copies of the first, one of the other three, in ESTC The rare bills establishing and extending the first legislation imposing direct taxation in Great Britain, Pitt's Income Tax Act of 1799 [39 Geo III c.13], as the country sought to finance the Napoleonic Wars, still the ancestor of today's tax regime [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Bill for granting an Aid and Contribution for the Prosecution of the War by Granting certain Duties upon Income [with] A Bill [As Amended on Re-commitment] [with] Schedule to Income Duty Bill [with] A Bill Extending [the first Act]

      London: Ordered to be printed 8th December 1798 [and subsequent dates], 1798-99. Modern wraps somewhat strained, light browning, one blank margin torn away, the Taussig copies; two copies of the first, one of the other three, in ESTC The rare bills establishing and extending the first legislation imposing direct taxation in Great Britain, Pitt's Income Tax Act of 1799 [39 Geo III c.13], as the country sought to finance the Napoleonic Wars, still the ancestor of today's tax regime

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        Stadtplan ('Plan Nouveau & Très Exact De La Ville D' Amsterdam, - Nieuwe Platte Grond Der Stad Amsterdam, - Te Amsterdam, bij Mortier, Còvens en Zoon 1796. - Gegraveerd door C. van Baarsel, Amst. 1795, gecorrigeerd 1798.').

      - kolorierter Kupferstich von 2 Platten gedruckt v. Cornelius van Baarsel b. Mortier, Cóvens en Zoon in Amsterdam, dat. 1798, 54,8 x 94,2 (56 x 95,5) D' Ailly, Catalogus van Amsterdamsche Plattegronden, S. 82, Nr. 339; Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. A - D, S. 64 (Cornelius van Baarsel, 1761-1826) u. S. 308 (Mortier Covens & Zoon, fl. from 1794. - Zeigt einen Stadtplan (Befestigungsplan) von Amsterdam mit Einzeichnung der wichtigsten Gebäude. - Unten mittig dekorative franz.-niederl. Titelkartusche mit Verlegeradresse; rechts daneben Kompaßrose; unten links außerhalb des Plans Stechersignatur von C. van Baarsel mit zusätzl. Datierung. - Oben links Kartusche ('Publieke Gebouwen, Kerken, Gestichten, Hofjes etc.') mit Erklärungen; oben rechts Kartusche ('Straaten En Steegen') mit Erklärungen; unten links Meilenzeiger. - Auf 'Het Y' zahlreiche Segelschiffe. - Auf dem Plan Gitterlinien; die Sektionen dieses Netzes sind außerhalb des Planrandes mit Gross- u. Kleinbuchstaben Referenzbuchstaben) markiert. - Die Karte mit Einzeichnungen der Magazine der Niederländischen Ostindien-Kompanie (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie - VOC) und der Werft sowie den Docks. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        George Washington on the XYZ Affair and Possible Congressional Treason

      Mount Vernon, VA 1798 - Autograph Letter Signed, to James McHenry. Mount Vernon, Va., March 27, 1798. 2 pp., 7 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. "letters have been intercepted. of a treasonable nature. if founded, what punishment can be too great for the Actors in so diabolical a Drama. It has always been my belief that Providence has not led us so far in the path of Independence of one Nation, to throw us into the Arms of another."During the Revolution, Dr. James McHenry and Washington developed a close friendship, which they maintained throughout and after Washington's presidency. McHenry, acting now as Secretary of War under John Adams, continued to brief the former president. Details of the XYZ Affair - the French refusal to accept American emissaries and the demand for a bribe to start negotiations - had only been released to Congress by President Adams on March 20. A week later, in this extraordinary letter, Washington informs McHenry that he has heard of a report identifying American participants. A treasonable correspondence had supposedly been intercepted from some members of Congress who advised the Directory government of France to maintain a "hostile appearance" to force the U.S. to pay the bribe.Less than four months later, the ex-president agreed to accept a new commission as lieutenant general and commander-in-chief of the Armies of the United States, though with the understanding that he would only join the army if it had to take the field against a French invasion. Complete TranscriptMount Vernon 27th March 1798.Dear Sir, (75) Your favour of __ came safe, and in due time: for the information contained in it I thank you; your request was immediately complied with, as every one of a similar nature shall be. A Report is circulated in Alexandria and its vicinity, transmitted (it is said) in private letters from Philadelphia, that a correspondence has been discovered, or more properly, letters have been intercepted from some M-rs of Co-g -ss [Members of Congress] to the D-ct-y of F- [Directory of France], of a treasonable nature. Containing, among other matters, advice not to receive our Envoys; on the contrary, to menace us with hostile appearances, and they might rely upon bringing the U. States to her terms. The name of one person has been mentioned to me. Cruel must these Reports be, if unfounded, and if founded, what punishment can be too great for the Actors in so diabolical a Drama. The period is big with events, but what it will produce is beyond the reach of human Ken. On this, as upon all other occasions, I hope the best. It has always been my belief that Providence has not led us so far in the path of Independence of one Nation, to throw us into the Arms of another. And that the machinations of those who are attempting it, will, sooner or later, recoil upon their own heads. Heaven grant it may happen soon, upon all those whose conduct deserve it. With truth I am always Yours Go: WashingtonJames McHenry Esqr[Docketed on page four] March 27th 1998/ Mount VernonHistorical BackgroundDespite the Franco-American alliance that had won America its independence, as France's 1789 revolution became more radical and bloody, tensions between the two countries grew. After the monarchy was overthrown in 1792, the new government started to export her revolution by going to war with Britain and much of the rest of Europe. Rather than supporting our former ally, Washington declared American neutrality. America's refusal to pay its Revolutionary War debts to France (arguing that the debt was owed to the now extinct monarchy, not the new government) hadn't helped the relationship. In 1793, the French ambassador to the United States, Citizen Gent, attempted to circumvent Washington's Neutrality Proclamation by arriving in Charleston, not Philadelphia (the temporary capitol), and directly recruiting American privateers to fight the British on the seas and the Spanish in Florida. President Washington demanded that the Fre. (See website for full description)

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