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        Mélanges extraits des Manuscrits de Mme. Necker. (Publ. par J. Necker). 3 Bände.

      Paris: Pougens 1798 - VIII, XX S., S. 21-383; VI 404 S.; VI S., 1 Bl., 432 S. Hellbraun marmorierte Lederbände d. Zt. mit je 2 goldgeprägten roten u. grünen Rückenschildern u. reicher figürlicher Rückenvergoldung, Stehkantenfileten, Marmorpapiervorsätze. 1. Ausgabe. - Der Salon der Gattin des großen französischen Staatsmannes und Finanzministers war Treffpunkt der bedeutendsten Männer dieser Zeit. Thomas, Buffon, Diderot, Marmontel u. a. gingen bei ihr ein und aus. Ihre Aufzeichnungen sind die Resultate dieser interessanten Begegnungen und somit hervorragende Zeitzeugnisse. - Vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig, schöner breitrandiger Druck. - Sehr schönes und dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar. - Cioranescu 48042; Monglond IV 605.

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        Esquisses de l'ile de Java et de ses divers habitants, recueillies pendant un séjour de huit années fait dans cette île; ... traduit de l'Allemand par Girodz du Villard, revu et mis en ordre par G. Guénot Lecointe. Brussels, P.J. Voglet for Société Belge de Librairie, Hauman, Cattoir and company, 1837. 12mo. Modern grained brown half calf preserving the original lithographed wrappers, partly uncut.

      Bastin & Brommer 197; cf. Haks and Maris, p. 236; Tiele, Bibl. 858. Very rare first edition of the French translation of a work on Java by Joseph Jacob Xaver Pfyffer zu Neueck (1798-1853), a German in military service of the Dutch East India Company. The work covers Java's topography, natural history, ethnography, customs, religion, local inhabitants, government, etc., and also discusses the Europeans, their habits and customs. Included is a short extract with a vocabulary of the Malay language. The original German edition was published in parts between 1829-1832 and contained 15 plates (Skizzen von der Insel Java und derselben verschiedenen Bewohnern). A second edition of the French translation appeared in 1854 (Description de Java) and it was also translated in Dutch as Schetsen van het eiland Java in 1838.Wrappers soiled; trivial spotting inside. Interesting work on Java in good condition.

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        [EXTENSIVE RUN OF SESSION LAWS FROM KENTUCKY, COMPRISED OF NINETEEN VOLUMES, COVERING THE STATE'S EARLY HISTORY]

      Frankfort. 1798-1816.. Nineteen volumes. First eleven volumes in early 20th-century three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt, later eight bound to match in similar style. Library ink stamp on each titlepage, occasionally also an embossed stamp or second ink stamp, contemporary ownership inscription. Second volume trimmed closely, affecting some marginal notes; two leaves repaired with tape; marginal loss to one leaf; lightly dampstained. Volume five lacking several leaves, noted below. Seventh volume lightly dampstained. Tenth volume with light dampstaining to last few leaves. Fourteenth volume with slight loss to center of titlepage, light dampstaining along inner margin. Nineteenth volume with titlepage trimmed close at top affecting "Acts"; lacking two leaves, noted below. Overall, a very good run of quite rare imprints. An extraordinary run of the earliest laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. These volumes of session laws are all rare products of the early Kentucky presses. The first volume in the run contains an apparently unrecorded appendix to amend the penal laws, with much interesting material on prison practices, as well as sentencing guidelines. The primary acts for that session were, according to one of the resolutions, issued in 800 copies; they contain interesting divorce proceedings against various absent husbands, among much else. All these acts are rare in the marketplace and most are known in only a few institutional copies. Kentucky gained statehood in 1792, so these are among the earliest imprints in the state and, indeed, in the region. They are as follows: 1) ACTS OF A LOCAL, OR PRIVATE NATURE, PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY.... Frankfort: John Bradford, [1798]. 87,16pp. McMURTRIE 86. EVANS 33951. 2) ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY, FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY.... Frankfort: Hunter & Beaumont, 1799. [6],[3]-182pp. McMURTRIE 117. EVANS 35680. 3) ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY, FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY.... Frankfort: William Hunter, 1800. 226pp. McMURTRIE 132. EVANS 37727. 4) ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE NINTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY, FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY.... Frankfort: William Hunter, 1801. 142p. McMURTRIE 142. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 754. 5) ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE TENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY.... Frankfort: William Hunter, 1802. 184pp. Lacks titlepage and first three leaves, as well as pp.142-171. McMURTRIE 156. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 2485. 6) ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE ELEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY.... Frankfort: William Hunter, 1803. 202pp. McMURTRIE 182. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 4474. 7) ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE TWELFTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY.... Frankfort: William Hunter, 1804. 132pp. McMURTRIE 215. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 6589. 8) ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE THIRTEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY.... Frankfort: William Hunter, 1805. 154pp. McMURTRIE 252. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 8726. 9) ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE FOURTEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY.... Frankfort: William Hunter, 1806. iv,126pp. McMURTRIE 277. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 10663. 10) ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE FIFTEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY.... Frankfort: William Hunter, 1807. [4],172pp. McMURTRIE 297. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 12861. 11) ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE SIXTEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY.... Frankfort: William Hunter, 1808. v,[5]-198pp. McMURTRIE 320. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 15361. 12) ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE SEVENTEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY.... Frankfort: Gerard & Bledsoe, 1809. 140pp. McMURTRIE 339. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 17863. 13) ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE EIGHTEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY.... Frankfort: William Gerard, 1810. 174pp. McMURTRIE 360. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 20486. 14) ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE NINETEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY.... Frankfort: William Gerard, 1811. 168pp. McMURTRIE 390. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 23147. 15) ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE TWENTIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY.... Frankfort: W. Gerard, 1812. 270pp. McMURTRIE 430. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 25780. 16) ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE TWENTY-FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY.... Frankfort: Gerard & Berry, 1813. 115pp. McMURTRIE 468. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 28866. 17) ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE TWENTY SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY.... Frankfort: Gerard & Berry, 1814. iv,[116]- 232pp. McMURTRIE 504. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 31856. 18) ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE TWENTY THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY.... Frankfort: Gerard & Berry, 1815. [233]-456pp. McMURTRIE 553. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 31856. 19) ACTS PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE TWENTY FOURTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY.... Frankfort: Gerard & Berry, 1816. [459]- 688pp. Lacks pp.471- 474. McMURTRIE 605. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 37989.

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        Christliches Wochenblat, für die gegenwärtige Zeit. I. - III. Angefangen im Märzmonat, 1798; im Brachmonat, 1798; im Weinmonat, 1798.

      Gedrukt, bey Ziegler und Ulrich,, (Zürich), 1798 - Drei Teile in einem Bd. (Zürich), Gedrukt, bey Ziegler und Ulrich, 1798. 8°. 200 S.; 208 S. (1) Bl.; 197 (3) S. Register. Marmor. Pappband d. Zt. mit hs. Rückenschild. Weigelt 108.1-108.3. - Erstausgabe, komplett. - Mit Exlibris Paul Ad. Leemann. Sprache: Deutsch / German Marmor. Pappband d. Zt. mit hs. Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ollivier, poëme.

      Paris, Didot 1798. 2 Bände. Mit 12 Kupfertafeln jeweils in 3 Zuständen. 230; 213 S. Blauer Maroquin um 1880 mit Rückentitel, Rückenverg., Deckelfileten sowie Steh- und Innenkantenverg., Goldschnitt, signiert \"Cuzin\" und \"Maillard\". 16,5 xx 11 cm. Cohen-R. 213 und 1089 (unser Ex. aus der \"vente Montgermont\" 1911); Sander 307; Lewine 100: \"Copies on large vellum paper with the etchings, unlettered, proofs and counter proofs, are of rare occurrence, and valued at fancy prices according to condition.\" - Zum Buchbinder Francisque Cuzin vgl. Fléty 50, zum Vergolder Charles Maillard Fléty 118. - Auf dem Spiegel des ersten Bandes Exlibris des bibliophilen Flugpioniers Cortlandt F. Bishop (1870-1935). - Tadelloses Exemplar! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Theoretische Astronomie. Erster Theil: Sphärische Astronomie. Zweyter Theil: Theoretische Astronomie. Dritter Theil: Physische Astronomie. (3 Teile in einem Bd.).

      St. Petersburg / Riga, Kayserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften/ Joh. Fr. Hartknoch, 1798 - 4°, XIV, 184 S.; 1 Bl., VIII, 367 S.; 1 Bl., VI, 338 S. Mit 8 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. , HLdr. d. Zeit über 6 Bünden m. Rückenschild., Deckel berieben, fleckig, Ecken etwas gestaucht, Namenszug von alter Hand a. Vors., innen sauber - gutes Exemplar. Poggendorff II, 850f. Erste deutsche Ausgabe seines Hauptwerkes. Friedrich Theodor von Schubert (1758-1825) wurde 1789 zum wirklichen Mitglied der St. Petersburger Akademie der Wissenschaften berufen und übernahm 1803 die Leitung der akademischen Sternwarte, deren Einrichtung er deutlich verbesserte. Seine Schriften legen Zeugnis ab von seinen umfassenden Kenntnissen und seinem scharfen Verstand. "Er verstand es, wie nur wenige Gelehrte, die Resultate der Wissenschaft auch den nicht fachmännisch Gebildeten in entsprechender Weise mitzutheilen, und zwar tat er dies in vortrefflicher Form" (ADB 32, 628). 2200 gr. Schlagworte: Alte Drucke - nach 1550NaturwissenschaftAstronomie [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        POEMS, AND COMPOSITIONS IN PROSE ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS

      Richmond [VA]: Printed by Samuel Pleasants, Jun., 1798. 8vo. 189pp., errata table. Contemporary roan-backed boards (rubbed; some loss at head of spine). Rear flyleaf lacking; some scattered foxing; prev. owner's signature on front endpapers. A good copy. The prose included his "Oration on the Subject of American Independence, Spoken at Williamsburg on the Fourth of July, 1793." The poems include translations as well as compositions, such as his "The Political Contest," in which he observed, "All say they love their country well. / Yet their opponents wish in hell," and in "The Disasters of Richland" lamented the miseries of trying to maintain his house and plantation in reduced circumstances following his father's death, "Most luckless wights of all the nation, / Who make this house their habitation!" Munford, whose father Robert wrote poems and plays, attended William & Mary before studying law with George Wythe, then served as legislator and court reporter, also working for years on translating The Iliad. EVANS 34159

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        THIS PLAN OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA AND ITS ENVIRONS, SHEWING THE IMPROVED PARTS, IS DEDICATED TO THE MAYOR, ALDERMEN AND CITIZENS THEREOF

      London, 1798. Sheet size: 27 3/4 x 38 inches. Very good. Provenance: Martin P. Snyder. The Snyder copy of the best map of Philadelphia published during its time as the capital of the United States. Hills was one of the most talented and prolific British surveyors working during the Revolutionary War. Serving as an ensign in the 38th, and later as a lieutenant in the 23rd regiment. During the Philadelphia Campaign of 1777-78 and later actions in the New Jersey theatre, Hills drafted a magnificent series of manuscript battle plans, and larger regional campaign maps. After the war Hills seems to have settled in Philadelphia. He is first listed in Biddle's 1791 directory as a surveyor and draughtsman on Mulberry Street, but two extant manuscript maps located in the Philadelphia City Archives show him active in the city as early as 1788. In 1796 he drafted this impressive map, receiving the commendation of the mayor, Matthew Clarkson. To ensure the best quality of engraving and printing, it was still necessary for Hills to send his plan to London for publication. Engraved by John Cooke, the plan was published by the Boydells at the end of 1797, although it also included an imprint by Hills offering the map for sale in Philadelphia (this has led carto-bibliographers to incorrectly cite the first state as an American imprint). The large size of this plan "permitted the author to name and locate each of the dozens of wharves along the Delaware and to give the details of construction then existing in every city block to, and even beyond, the Schuylkill. The topography received equally minute treatment. Even brickyards and small ponds were identified singly" (Snyder, p.204). This is the second issue of the map (with the Boydell imprint below the neat line) which was issued very shortly after the first. Both states are very rare. Only one copy of either has appeared at auction in the last quarter century (Sotheby's New York, Oct. 30, 1990, lot 19).

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        A Treatise on the Police of London; Containing a Detail of the

      1798. First American Edition of an Important Work on Crime [Colquhoun, Patrick (1745-1820)]. A Treatise on the Police of London; Containing a Detail of the Various Crimes and Misdemeanors By Which Public and Private Property and Security Are, At Present, Injured and Endangered: And Suggesting Remedies for Their Prevention. Philadelphia: Printed for Benjamin Davies, 1798. xii, [7], 342, xxiv pp. Folding table. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Contemporary tree sheep, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, neat early repair to head of spine. Negligible light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, minor chipping to spine ends, some wear to corners, partial crack in text block between front endleaf and half-title. Moderate toning to text, brief early annotations and struck-thought signature to preliminaries. Item housed is lightly shelfworn cloth slipcase with calf accents at head and foot of opening. An appealing copy. * Only American edition. Colquhoun was a tireless reformer and public-minded citizen. First published in London in 1796, his treatise on criminology offered innovative proposals, such as the appointment of public prosecutors and paid magistrates, productive labor by convicts and a system of preventative police. This Philadelphia imprint was a response to the keen interest in this subject among elite circles of reformers and legislators in America. Their efforts were reflected in Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary, New York's Auburn Prison and Livingston's penal code. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 1010.

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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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        Karl Loeillot-Hartwig (1798 Stettin - Paris 1841). König Louis-Philippe I. Lith

      - Karl Loeillot-Hartwig (1798 Stettin - Paris 1841). König Louis-Philippe I. Lithographie auf Papier. -- Technik: -- Lithographie auf Papier. im Stein unten rechts signiert: "Loeillot", Unterhalb der Darstellung bezeichnet: "I. Lith. de Gihaut frères éditeurs, - Boulevard des Italiens N° 5" und betitelt: "Louis-Philippe Ier. Roi des Français". -- Maße: -- Platte: 44,7 x 36,4 cm. Papier: 54,2 x 42 cm -- Zustand: -- links leicht fleckig, rechts kleine Bereibung im Rand. -- Beschreibung: -- Hatte der vor allem als Lithograph bekannte Karl Loeillot-Hartwig mit dem Blatt Der Kaiser pflügt eine Furche (ca. 1823) nicht nur zum Kult des Exilanten beigetragen, sondern auch die Verbindung zwischen guter Re-gierung und der bereits vorrevolutionären Forderung nach Agrarreformen mahnend vor Augen gestellt1, so liefert er mit dieser Lithographie eine Apotheose des sogenannten Bürgerkönigs. Louis-Philippe I. reitet über die Barrikaden der Juli-Revolution von 1830, die ihn an die Macht gebracht hat, umringt von Soldaten und einfachen Bürgern, die ihm zujubeln. Wenngleich einzelne erregte Mienen eine Reminiszenz an die zurück-liegenden Unruhen bilden, zeigt die Masse des Volkes huldigende Gesten. Loeillot steigert diese Szene zu einer Epiphanie des Königs, indem er Pferd und Reiter präzise und kontrastreich von freier gezeichneten und gröber schraffierten Partien abhebt. Bedeutungsträchtig erscheint zudem die von einem Podium herabblicken-de Athenastatue. In der Tat wird erst durch den Rückgriff auf klassische Bildformeln das Ausmaß an symbo-lischer Überhöhung des Monarchen verständlich. Während der römische Imperator über die Körper besiegter Feinde hinweg ritt, ist es hier der neue König, der als Garant für Ordnung und Wohlstand über die Zeichen der Unordnung triumphiert, und dies unter den Augen der Athene, der Schutzgöttin antiker Tugendhelden. ----1 John Shovlin, The Political Economy of Virtue. Luxury, Patriotism, and the Origins of the French Revolution, Ithaca 2006, S. 215. -- [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Luise, vollständiger Name Luise Auguste Wilhelmine Amalie (Hannover 10. 03. 1776 - 19. 07. 1810 auf Schloss Hohenzieritz). Königin von Preussen als Gemahlin König Friedrich Wilhelms III. Prinzessin zu Mecklenburg [-Strelitz], Herzogin zu Mecklenburg. Brustbild en face, "Louisa Queen of Prussia. Dedicated . to his Majesty Fredric William III . J. Lesser".

      - Aquatinta v. W (illiam) Dieckenson n. Nikolaus Lauer b. Lesser in Berlin, dat. 1798, 46,5 x 40,5 (H) Ihr Leben war eng verknüpft mit den dramatischen Ereignissen im Kampf Preussens gegen Napoléon Bonaparte. Sie wurde zum Symbol für den Wiederaufstieg Preussens und für die Entwicklung hin zum Deutschen Kaiserreich. So reichte ihre historische Bedeutung weit über den Einfluss hinaus, den sie als Königin von Preussen tatsächlich hatte. Sehr seltenes Portrait der Königin Luise.

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        Rolandseck [Drachenfels] und Nonnenwerth.

      Artaria u. Comp. in Wien 1798 - 1 Bl. unter Passepartout und einfach versilbertem verglasten Holzrahmen. Unten links die Nennung des Zeichners der Vorlage Lorenz Janscha (*1749-1812), unten rechts die Drucksignatur des Stechers Johann Ziegler (* 1750- 1812). Unten Mitte die Adresse des Wiener Verlages Artaria und Comp. ***** Janscha bereiste 1792 das Rheintal, so gehören seine Motive noch zur heilen Welt vor 1794. Der abgebildete kolorierte Stich zeigt eine friedliche Landschaft und zufriedene Menschen. Vor den Burgruinen von Rolandseck und vom Drachenfels lehnen sich an die Hügel die Fachwerkhäuser von Rolandseck. Drüben lugt hinter Baumwipfeln das Kloster Nonnenwerth hervor. Dazwischen fließt der Rheinstrom, auf dem Schiffer ihr Lastschiff ohne Segel ruhig zu Tal treiben lassen. Den Vordergrund beleben Menschen des einfachen Volkes, keine Kavaliere mit Degen und keine Damen mit gepuderten Perücken. Eine zwei räderige Karre kommt auf uns zu, ein Ruderboot legt an der Insel an, eine Frau mit dem Säugling auf dem Arm plaudert mit dem Nachbarn, während ein Mädchen Wasser zum Hause emporträgt. - Alltagsleben an einem schönen Sommertag l Das anmutige Bild gehört zu einem Gesamtwerk, das gerade in den vergangenen Jahren große Beachtung fand. Dafür einige Beispiele: J. J. Hässlin schreibt: "Als Laurenz Janscha, kaiserlicher Rat und Lehrer für Landschaftsmalerei an der Wiener Akademie, 1798 seine feinen Rheinansichten herausgab, war das Unwetter der französischen Revolutionstruppen über das schöne Land hinweggebraust; aber auf diesen stattlichen, zart getönten Blättern lebt das alles noch, mit Karossen und Turnüre, mit idyllischen Gruppen von Landleuten, eine tänzelnde Allemande nach der stürmischen Oberfahrt in das Jahrhundert der napoleonischen Kriege." (Dr. Werner Jüttner, Malerisches Rheinland, Jugenheim 1961) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 499 39 x 50 cm auf Honigpapier mit schönem Prägerand Aquarellierte Umrißradierung aus: 1798 "Fünfzig malerische Ansichten des Rheinstroms von Speyer bis Düsseldorf", Blatt 31.

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        A Treatise on the Police of London; Containing a Detail of the...

      1798. First American Edition. Philadelphia, 1798. First American Edition of an Important Work on Crime [Colquhoun, Patrick (1745-1820)]. A Treatise on the Police of London; Containing a Detail of the Various Crimes and Misdemeanors By Which Public and Private Property and Security Are, At Present, Injured and Endangered: And Suggesting Remedies for Their Prevention. Philadelphia: Printed for Benjamin Davies, 1798. xii, [7], 342, xxiv pp. Folding table. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Contemporary tree sheep, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, neat early repair to head of spine. Negligible light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, minor chipping to spine ends, some wear to corners, partial crack in text block between front endleaf and half-title. Moderate toning to text, brief early annotations and struck-thought signature to preliminaries. Item housed is lightly shelfworn cloth slipcase with calf accents at head and foot of opening. An appealing copy. $850. * Only American edition. Colquhoun was a tireless reformer and public-minded citizen. First published in London in 1796, his treatise on criminology offered innovative proposals, such as the appointment of public prosecutors and paid magistrates, productive labor by convicts and a system of preventative police. This Philadelphia imprint was a response to the keen interest in this subject among elite circles of reformers and legislators in America. Their efforts were reflected in Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary, New York's Auburn Prison and Livingston's penal code. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 1010.

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        The Public Laws of the State of Rhode Island and Providence...

      1798. The First Compilation Since the Revolution [Rhode Island]. The Public Laws of the State of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations, As Revised by a Committee, and Finally Enacted by the Honorable General Assembly, at Their Session in January, 1798. To Which are Prefixed, The Charter, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Constitution of the United States, and President Washington's Address of September, 1796. Published by Authority. Providence: Carter and Wilkinson, 1798. 652 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary calf, lettering piece and blind fillets. Rubbing to extremities, some rubbing and scuffing to boards and spine, corners bumped, hinges cracked, a few partial cracks to text block. Very light browning to text, negligible light foxing and faint dampstaining in places. Early owner annotations to endleaves, including a fine example of calligraphy, interior otherwise clean. $600. * First edition. This was Rhode Island's first post-Revolution compilation; its predecessor was published in 1772. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 456.

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        A Succinct View of the Law of Mortgages: With an Appendix, Containing.

      1798. With "Scientific Precedents" Wilmot, Edward Coke. A Succinct View of the Law of Mortgages: With an Appendix, Containing a Variety of Scientific Precedents of Mortgages. London: Printed for W. Clarke and Son, 1798. [vi], 104, 108, [4] pp. Includes three-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing to spine, lighter rubbing to extremities, a few minor scratches to boards, corners bumped. Early owner signature and annotation to front free endpaper, interior otherwise fresh. A well-preserved copy. $750. * Second edition. Written for the benefit of "the junior Part of the Profession," Wilmot's book offers a review of the law and a collection of model precedents. The chapters of the "succinct view" are clearly written and arranged topically. Its definitions are illustrated with leading cases. This appears to have been a well-received book. The first edition was published in 1789, the third and final edition in 1819. All are scarce. OCLC locates 5 copies of this edition in North American law libraries, 1 of the first, 13 of the third. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:257 (26).

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        De l'usage des inhalations d'ether dans les operations chirurgicales

      Paris: Chez Labe. Blandin, Philippe-Frédéric (1798-1849). De l?usage des inhalations d?éther dans les opérations chirurgicales. Offprint from L?Union médicale (March 1847). 15pp. Paris: Labé, 1847. 205 x 135 mm. Later marbled wrappers. Fine copy. First Edition, Offprint Issue, very rare. Blandin, the noted French surgeon and professor at the Faculté de Médecine, read the above memoir before the Académie Royale de Médecine on March 23, 1847, just a few months after ether anesthesia had been introduced in Europe. Blandin took a cautious approach to the use of ether in surgery, recommending that it not be used in cases where the operation was likely to be prolonged. Blandin is best known for his contributions to plastic surgery: He did pioneering work in rhinoplasty and septoplasty, and coined the term autoplasty to refer to skin taken from the patient for grafting purposes. See Fulton & Stanton, Centennial of Surgical Anesthesia, no. 40.

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        No. 2. Prosessive Lessons sketched from nature by Laporte.

      London John P Thompson 1798 - Original blue paperjacket with external paper label, jacket worn. Four sheets (57 x 42 cm) with soft-ground etching (Weichgrundätzung) on "J. Whatman 1801" paper; each sheet with a clear border of plate. The thread-stitching was opened to prevent the sheets from further damage. Strong foxing, signs of folding and border of waterdamage on the sheets. Please ask for detailes pictures. The drawings are taken from nature and, are subtitled as follows: 1. Elm, Beech, Ash, Oak, Poplar, Fir, Pollard Willow, Weeping Willow, 2. Wooden Bridge, Lime Stone Bridge (1), Lime Stone Bridge (2), Wooden Alpine Bridge, Slate Bridge, Slate & Stone Bridge, Grit Stone Bridge, Lime Stone Bridge (3). 3. Grit Stone Castle, Lime Stone Tower, Grit Stone Gate, Grit Stone Towers, Lime Stone Abbey, Lime Stone Church, Grit Stone Tower, Lime Stone Gate. 4. Park Gate & Stile, Foot path Stile, Hurdles, Stone Wall, Slate Stile, Park Gate (1), Hedge Fence, Park Gate (2). All four sheets are subtitled as follows: "J. Laporte, del t. Et sculp t." and "London Published Oct. 1. 1798. by John P. Thompson. Gt. Newport Street. and No. 51. Dean Street. Soho". ----- Laporte was born 1761 in London, to a French family of Huguenot origins, and studied art under John James Barralet. He became a drawing-master at the Addiscombe Military Seminary, Surrey. He was also a successful private teacher, and Dr. Thomas Monro (patron of J M W Turner), was one of his pupils. From 1785 he contributed landscapes to the Royal Academy and British Institution exhibitions in London, and was an original member of the short-lived society 'The Associated Artists in Watercolours,' from which he retired in 1811. He published: 'Characters of Trees, (1798-1801), 'Progressive Lessons sketched from Nature (1799 - 1805), and 'The Progress of a Water-colour Drawing', and, in conjunction with W F Wells, executed a set of seventy-two etchings, entitled 'A Collection of Prints illustrative of English Scenery, from the Drawings and Sketches of Thomas Gainsborough' (1819). He also painted in oils. Laporte died in London on 8 July 1839, aged 78. ---- Soft-ground etching uses a special soft ground. The artist places a piece of paper over the ground and draws on it. The print resembles a drawing. The process of etching as applied to printmaking is believed to have been invented by Daniel Hopfer (1470-1536) of Augsburg. Lithography shows on the first view a similar effect as soft-ground etching; but the technology of lithography shows no marks of plate border on a sheet of paper. It was introduced in England in 1801 by Senefelder himself. (Philobiblon 1967, 193) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Map of Ireland divided into Provinces and Counties, showing the Great and Cross Roads with the distances of the principal Towns from Dublin.

      London: William Faden 1798 - (Sheet size: 82 x 59 cm). Double page map of Ireland. Original hand colour. Good condition.

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        Ollivier, poëme.

      Paris, Didot 1798.. 2 Bände. Mit 12 Kupfertafeln jeweils in 3 Zuständen. 230; 213 S. Blauer Maroquin um 1880 mit Rückentitel, Rückenverg., Deckelfileten sowie Steh- und Innenkantenverg., Goldschnitt, signiert "Cuzin" und "Maillard". 16,5 xx 11 cm. Cohen-R. 213 und 1089 (unser Ex. aus der "vente Montgermont" 1911); Sander 307; Lewine 100: "Copies on large vellum paper with the etchings, unlettered, proofs and counter proofs, are of rare occurrence, and valued at fancy prices according to condition." - Zum Buchbinder Francisque Cuzin vgl. Fléty 50, zum Vergolder Charles Maillard Fléty 118. - Auf dem Spiegel des ersten Bandes Exlibris des bibliophilen Flugpioniers Cortlandt F. Bishop (1870-1935). - Tadelloses Exemplar!

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        Der philosophische Arzt.

      in der Andreaischen Buchhandlung,, Frankfurt a. M. 1798 - 3 Bände. Frankfurt a. M. in der Andreaischen Buchhandlung, 1798-1799. 8°. XVI, 375 S.; IV S., 1 n.n. Bl., 378 S.; 1 n.n. Bl., VIII, 310. Mit 2 gestochenen Titelvignetten. Halblederbände der Zeit mit grünen goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung. Hirsch VI, 223. - Blake 485. - Ca. vierte Auflage. Erschien bis 1777. Band drei mit dem zusätzlichen Titel: "Philosophische Arzneykunst oder von Gebrechen der Sensationen, des Verstandes, und des Willens". In der Art von Zimmermann gehaltene Reflektionen. Mit Zimmermann verbindet den Verfasser übrigens auch die Tatsache, dass er von der Zarin den Ruf als Hofarzt nach St. Petersburg erhielt. Seine Themen lesen sich wie ein Katalog der psychischen und physischen Befindlichkeiten einer gelangweilten aristokratischen Oberschicht: Vom Begreifen. - Vom dem Baue der Empfindungsfasern. - Von der Zeugung. - Vom Selbstmorde. - Von der langen Weile. - Phantasie. - Vom Geiste. - Von den Leidenschaften. - Vom Heldenmuthe etc. Der 1742 geborene Weikard durchlief eine steile Karriere und war 1784-1789 Leibarzt der Kaiserin Katharina in St. Petersburg. - Vorsätze mit Leimschatten. Wenige Stockflecken. Einbände beschabt. Kanten stellenweise geplatzt. Halblederbände der Zeit mit grünen goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CHARTS AND PLATES TO LA PEROUSE'S VOYAGE

      London, 1798. Folio. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt, leather label, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down. Some minor foxing, else very good. The atlas volume to the first English edition of La Pérouse's A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD..., without the large folding map, as is usually the case. "La Pérouse's expedition was one of the most important scientific explorations ever undertaken to the Pacific and the west coast of North America....The charge to the expedition [which took place between 1785 and 1788] was to examine such parts of the region as had not been explored by Captain Cook; to seek for an interoceanic passage; to make scientific observations on the various countries, peoples, and products; to obtain reliable information about the fur trade and the extent of Spanish settlements in California; and to promote the inducements for French enterprise in that quarter....La Pérouse and his men did important geographical research....The voyage also included the first foreign scientific group ever to visit Alta California [two of the plates depict a bee-eater and a male and female partridge of California. There are also maps and plans of San Francisco, Monterey, and San Diego]....La Pérouse sent dispatches back to France from Kamchatka and Botany Bay. The two ships then set sail from Botany Bay, in 1788, and were never heard from again" - Hill. It was not until the 1820s that the wrecks of his ships were discovered on a reef in the Santa Cruz group. Among the most significant results of the voyage are the series of charts that were produced as a result of the expedition's surveys of Asiatic side of the Pacific; and the ethnographic details of "the peculiarities [La Pérouse]...observed in the natives of the northwest coast of North America" (Sabin). In addition, he was the first westerner to safely navigate and chart the Japan Sea and the strait between the island of Sakhalin and the northernmost island of Japan. En route for Australia in 1788, La Pérouse sailed via Samoa, where he discovered the islands of Apolima, Manono, and Savaii. The atlas provides a fascinating pictorial record of this important voyage.

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        Tableau élémentaire de l'histoire naturelle des animaux.

      - Paris, Baudouin, An 6 (1798). 8vo (200 x 125mm). pp. xvi, 710, with 14 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf (part of head of spine missing). First edition of the first important work on comparative anatomy by Cuvier. "Cuvier's first separate work, "Tableau" (1798), is based on a course of lectures he had delivered at l'Ecole du Pantheon. It was the first general statement of his natural classification of the animal kingdom. He established the four great classes (vertebrates, molluscs, articulates, and radiates) and classified the animals according to the anatomical structure." (Milestone of Science No. 44). Pages 339-639 concern 'insectes et vers'.Wood 307. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Allgemeines Landrecht für die Preussischen Staaten 1. - 4. Theil.

      Berlin, Buchhandl des kön. preuß. geh. Comercien-Rathes Pauli, 1792 (Register) - 1794. 4 Bände [komplett] in: Zweyte [2.] Auflage. Beiliegend: Register zum allgemeinen Gesetzbuch für die Preußischen Staaten 1. Auflage. 1792, 394 S. 1: [2] Bl., CXL, XXII S., S. [23] - 51, 424 S. / 2: [1] Bl., S. [425] - 1064. / 3:[1] Bl., 695 S. / 4: [1] Bl., S. [697] - 1400 S. 20 cm, Halbleder, Einbände stark berieben, innen vereinzelt handschr. Randbemerkungen von alter Hand, sonst innen frisch. Das ALR wurde 1792 zunächst als „Allgemeines Gesetzbuch für die Preußischen Staaten“ (AGB) fertiggestellt. Unter dem Eindruck der Ereignisse der Französischen Revolution erfolgte eine nochmalige Überarbeitung, bei der die reaktionären und konservativen Eliten in Preußen ihre Bedenken gegen die freiheitliche Grundtendenz des Gesetzes durchsetzen konnten: Viele freiheitliche und vernunftrechtliche Bestimmungen wurden entfernt oder eingeschränkt (so die Wohlfahrt als Staatszweck). Das Gesetz trat dadurch erst unter Friedrichs Nachfolger Friedrich Wilhelm II. am 1. Juni 1794 in Kraft. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Allgemeines für die Preußischen Staaten. Neue Ausgabe. 2 Bände und Registerband in zusammen 5 Bänden

       Nauck, Bln., 1817. Zusammen ca. 1.800 S. Einheitliche Halbleder-Einbände der Zeit mit je 2 Rückentiteln in Goldgravur (leicht bestossen) - gute Exemplare - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Juristik,Alte Drucke vor 1850

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        MATTHEW FLINDERS' NARRATIVE OF HIS VOYAGE IN THE SCHOONER FRANCIS: 1798,

      - 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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        Kst.- Karte, aus La Perouse, "Carte Générale des Decouvertes faites en 1787 dans les Mers de Chine et de Tartarie . par les Frégates Francaises la Boußole et l'Astrolabe".

      - um 1798, 68 x 49 (H) Janson Hubbard, Japoniae Insvlae, S. 69: "Very late in the eighteenth century the maps . by La Perouse were published, they were the first to accurately show the relationship between Honshu ( an incomplete ) Hokkaida, Sakhalin, the Kurils and Kamchatka". - Japan im Zentrum der Karte. Zeigt im Norden das Ochotskische Meer, Sachalin als Insel, im Süden bis zu den Philippinen.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM PAINTER BENJAMIN WEST TO SIR STEPHEN COTTRELL, REGARDING A MEETING WITH A COMMITTEE OF LORDS AND MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY TO REVIEW DRAWINGS AND MODELS FOR BRITISH COINAGE]

      [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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        THE COUNTRY BUILDER'S ASSISTANT, FULLY EXPLAINING, THE BEST METHODS FOR STRIKING REGULAR AND QUIRKED MOULDINGS: FOR DRAWING AND WORKING THE TUSCAN, DORIC, IONIC AND CORINTHIAN ORDERS...CORRECTLY ENGRAVED ON THIRTY-SEVEN COPPERPLATES WITH A PRINTED EXPLANATION TO EACH

      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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        A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY TO THE NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN, AND ROUND THE WORLD; IN WHICH THE COAST OF NORTH-WEST AMERICA HAS BEEN CAREFULLY EXAMINED AND ACCURATELY SURVEYED...PRINCIPALLY WITH A VIEW TO ASCERTAIN THE EXISTENCE OF ANY NAVIGABLE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE NORTH PACIFIC AND NORTH ATLANTIC OCEANS; AND PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1790...[-] 1795, IN THE DISCOVERY SLOOP OF WAR, AND THE ARMED TENDER CHATHAM

      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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        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. - 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). 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        TRADUCCION LITERAL Y DECLARACION DEL LIBRO DE LOS CANTARES DE SALOMON

      - 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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        [ARCHIVE OF ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS RECORDING THE WORK AND ACCOUNTS OF DANIEL CHAMIER, COMMISSARY GENERAL OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AMERICA DURING 1774 - 1777, DETAILING THE FUNDS EXPENDED FOR PROVISIONING THE BRITISH ARMY DURING THREE CRITICAL YEARS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION]

      [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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        Reporting the Infamous XYZ Affair

      Boston, Mass. 1798 - Newspaper. Columbian Centinel. Boston, Mass., April 14, 1798. 4 pp., 12 1/4 x 20 in. The XYZ Affair was a political and diplomatic episode in 1797 and 1798, early in the administration of John Adams, involving the United States and Republican France. Its name derives from the substitution of the letters X, Y, and Z for the names of French diplomats in documents released by the Adams administration. The three American diplomats sent to France were approached through informal channels by agents of the French Foreign Minister Talleyrand, who demanded bribes and a loan before formal negotiations could begin. Although such demands were not uncommon in European diplomacy of the time, the Americans were offended by them, and eventually left France without ever engaging in formal negotiations. When John Adams released the documents regarding the affair, it led to strong anti-French sentiment in the United States, and led to the "Quasi-War," a largely undeclared naval war between the United States and France.With additional articles describing the passage of an act similar to the infamous Stamp Act, an article on President Adams' income, and an advertisement for a play in honor of Thomas Paine. An account of the XYZ Affair, news of which was just released to the public by President Adams:"They had, however, had some conferences with two persons, (whose names are omitted by the President) who informed them that they were commissioned by Talleyrand Perigord. These terms were, that in the first place a douceur [bribe] of Fifty Thousand Pounds sterling should be made to Talleyrand Perigord. X and Y stated that these were the only conditions on which the American Ministers could expect a favorable reception from the Directory." (p. 2, col. 2).Another article describing the course of the XYZ Affair:"Our Commissioners, soon after their arrival at Paris, addressed a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs; informing him of the object of their mission, and requesting an opportunity of delivering their credentials and being presented to the Directory. To this letter they had not any answer." (p. 2, col. 3).Front page news of an Act passed under Treasury Secretary Oliver Walcott, Jr. that appears similar to the Stamp Act passed by Parliament, which lead to the American Revolution: "'An Act laying duties on Stamped Vellum, Parchment, and Paper,'.For every skin or piece of Vellum or Parchment, or sheet or piece of paper, upon which shall be written or printed any or either of the instruments or writings following." (p. 1, col. 1).The second page contains a defense of the salary received by the Adams family:"In the present case, the illustrious First Magistrate of our country, and one of our most able, faithful and serviceable Foreign Ministers, are charged with receiving too much of the public money." (p. 2, col. 1).Elbridge Gerry was invited to a ball held in honor of Napoleon and his wife:"We are informed from the most respectable authority that Mr. Gerry was not present. at the Paris Ball, given to Buonaparte and wife. Mr. Gerry was invited, but did not accept." (p. 2, col. 3).An advertisement for a play held in Thomas Paine's honor:"The Day Market Theatre will be opened (by permission) On Monday next, April 16, 1798, for the Benefit of Mr. T. Paine, When will be presented a New Historical Drama in 5 acts (never performed; entitled Daranzel; Or, The Persian Patriot." (p. 3, col. 1).Historical 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 th. (See website for full description)

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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.

      Parisiis, in Aedibus Palatinis, 1798, Reip VI, excudebam Petrus Didot, natu major, Paris - 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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