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        A Course of Lectures on Natural Philosophy and the Mechanical Arts

      London: William Savage for Joseph Johnson. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of the definitive collection of the work of Thomas Young, containing many original discoveries and the first full description of his famous double-slit experiment. Complete with 58 plates (two hand-colored). In July, 1801, Young was granted the professorship of natural philosophy at Count Rumford's newly formed Royal Institution (soon to be made famous by Humphry Davy and Michael Faraday). The "most challenging aspect of his appointment was the preparation of an extensive course on natural philosophy which he delivered on two occasions; fifty lectures in 1802 and sixty in 1803. His lectures were not very well received since he pitched their content far above the capabilities of his audience. However, in preparing these courses, which covered mechanics, hydrodynamics, astronomy, and physics, he was forced to analyse critically a wide range of topics" (DNB). Young's Lectures, when published in 1807, contained, not only a thorough account of the state of most of the major sciences of his time, but the first appearance of many of Young's important discoveries. "It is here that Young defines what all engineers now know as Young's modulus of elasticity" and "at the head of the list must come Young's most renowned experiment of all... in which he used two narrow slits to split a beam of light into two beams and observe their interference on a screen" (Robinson). Although the first form of the celebrated experiment which has since become crucial to our understanding of both quantum theory and the nature of light appeared in an 1802 paper by Young published in the Philosophical Transactions, the Lectures contain an account of the fully-developed experiment as we know it today. "Young's A Course of Lectures on Natural Philosophy and the Mechanical Arts is a magnificent-looking work, consisting of two quarto volumes running to more than fifteen hundred pages, with a plate section containing color illustrations in addition to some fine black-and-white engravings. Even the exacting Young was pleased... The first volume consists of the lectures and their illustrations; the second includes Young's papers not delivered as Royal Institution lectures (such as 'On the mechanism of the eye'), and a unique catalog of the scientific literature from the ancient Greeks up to about 1805 with extensive commentary by Young... Only Young, perhaps, among the scientists of his day would have had the command of foreign languages, combined with the range, judgement and industry to compile such a monumental bibliography" (Robinson, The Last Man who Knew Everything).   Provenance: Bookplates of John R. Freeman and one of James Jackson and C.S. Storrow (together) in each volume. Freeman, was likely John Ripley Freeman (1855-1932), internationally renowned hydraulics engineer; the Jackson/Storrow bookplate indicates likely ownership of James Jackson Storrow (1864-1926), Boston investment banker and president of General Motors, and his grandfather Charles Storer Storrow (1809-1904), the accomplished engineer who designed and built the dam and textile mill complex in Lawrence, MA and authored the highly influential engineering guide, A Treatise on Water-Works for Conveying and Distributing Supplies of Water. London: William Savage for Joseph Johnson, 1807. Quarto, contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards. Light dampstaining to outer margin of first few leaves of volume I (inoffensive, not near the text); volume I spine label lost; some chips to leather of bindings, particularly at spine ends; joints tender but secure. A handsome, extremely wide-margined copy in contemporary bindings. RARE.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Ausführliche Geschichte der theoretisch-praktischen Uhrmacherkunst, seit der ältesten Art den Tag einzutheilen, bis an das Ende des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts.

      Leipzig, Roch, 1801.. 8°. X SS., 1 Bl., 564 SS. Pappband d. Zt.. Seltene erste Ausgabe der bedeutenden Monographie über die Zeitmessung und das Uhrmachergewerbe. Poppe (1776-1854) war zunächst selbst Uhrmacher in der Werkstatt seines Vaters und lehrte später in Frankfurt und Tübingen als Professor für Technologie, Mathematik und Maschinenkunde. Hier behandelt er Sonnen-, Wasser- und mechanische Uhren. Die letzten 60 Seiten sind besonders wertvoll, weil Poppe dort teils sehr eingehend die "Litteratur der Uhrmacherkunst" von Cardano bis hin zu Werken aus dem Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts bespricht. - Etwas gebräunt, wenig fleckig, Vorsätze mit Vermerken, Rücken mit Papierstreifen verstärkt. - Exemplar aus der Bibliothek der Dichterin Marie Ebner von Eschenbach mit ihrem Exlibris auf dem Vorsatz. Ihre Bibliothek im Schloss Zdislavice in Mähren wurde 1945 zum grossen Teil in einer Papiermühle zerschreddert.

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        PERPETUAL LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ITS CONSTITUTION, IN THE YEAR 1780, TO FEBRUARY, 1807. 4 VOLUMES.

      Isaiah Thomas, Boston 1801 - .Publishing dates are 1801 and 1807.[Vol. I November, 1780, to March, 1788 - 6, 452 pgs., Vol. II June, 1788, to June, 1798 - 510 pgs., Vol. III January, 1799, to November, 1800 - 247 pgs., 56 page index to Vols. I, II, and III, and Vol.IV(FIRST EDITION) January, 1801, to February, 1807 - 6, 404 pgs., 66 page index to all four volumes]."WITH THE CONSTITUTIONS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND OF THE COMMONWEALTH, PREFIXED. TO WHICH IS ADDED AN APPENDIX CONTAINING ACTS AND CLAUSES OF ACTS, FROM THE LAWS OF THE LATE COLONY.". Compiled by Isaiah Thomas and Printed at Boston by Isaiah Thomas and E.T. Andrews.The third volume contains an index to the first three volumes and a fourth volume was added in 1807 which contains an index to the first four volumes.COMPREHENSIVE AND SCARCE SERIES OF MASSACHUSETTS LAWS FROM SHORTLY AFTER THE WRITING OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION TO 1807.Original calf leather bindings with original spines and title labels.PROVENANCE OF THIS SET CAN BE TRACED TO JOSIAH ADAMS. HE WAS EDUCATED AT HARVARD, BECAME A LAWYER AND LIVED IN FRAMINGHAM , MA. HE WAS THE FOUNDER OF FRAMINGHAM'S FIRST BANK AND CONSIDERED THE SQUIRE OF FRAMINGHAM. THE SET WAS THEN OWNED BY JONATHAN MAYNARD WHO FOUGHT IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AT BUNKER HILL AND WAS CONSIDERED FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETT'S MOST PROMINENT CITIZEN BETWEEN THE PERIOD OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND THE RAILROAD. HE DIED IN 1835. THE OWNERSHIP CAN THEN BE TRACED TO MR. CHARLES RUSSELL TRAIN , ALSO BORN IN FRAMINGHAM, MA.HE WAS A U.S. CONGRESSMAN IN THE 36TH AND 37TH CONGRESS AND VOLUNTEERED DURING THE CIVIL WAR AND WAS AN AIDE DE CAMP TO GEN. MCCLELLAN. HE ALSO SERVED AS ATTORNEY GENERAL IN MA. IN 1871-1878. THE SET FINALLY RESIDED WITH MR. C. C. ESTY WHO WAS ACTIVE IN THE FIELD OF GENEALOGY AND HE DONATED THE SET TO THE FRAMINGHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY. THE SOCIETY MAINTAINED IT FOR OVER 100 YEARS AND IT WAS ONLY DE- ACCESSED IN 2006. THE NOTATIONS ON THE INSIDE COVER AND FRONT FREE ENDPAPER OF EACH VOLUME GIVE THE 200 YEAR PROVENANCE OF THIS SET. . Bindings tight.Toning.Dampstain to bottom right corner of Vol. I.Some scuffing to leather boards.SHAW & SHOEMAKER 895. SABIN 45932. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books]
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        Voyage Dans La Haute Pensylvanie et Dans L'etat De New York, Par Un Membre Adoptif De La Nation Oneida. Traduit et Publie Par L'auteur Des Elttres D'un Cultivateur Americain

      Paris: Crapelet Pour Maradan, 1801. Three volumes. 8vo., xvii, 427; 434; 409 (1) pp. (errata). 11 engraved plates, both views and maps, of which 7 are folding. Bound in original blue wraps, with paper title labels at spine. (light dampstaining throughout the lower third of the textblock in the second volume, otherwise the text is clean and bright; Wraps lightly worn, but still vivid and attractive, with some skilful repairs to the spine. Housed in a modern blue cloth case titled in gilt. The first edition of this classic American narrative, in the rare original binding. After installing himself on a farm in Orange County, New York following the French and Indian War, the French-born Crevecoeur began writing about America. His Letters of An American Farmer became the first "best-seller" in Europe by an American, and forged an American identity in the minds of Europeans, and in a large part helped to begin the mythology of the American Dream. However, by the time he wrote the present title, dedicated to George Washington, he had been largely forgotten about, and the book was generally ignored. A scarce title, especially so in the original wraps. "This work is distinguished by its valuable details on the aboriginal tribes, and their gradual disappearance. No other writer has so well described the Indian great councils, or assemblies, where they deliberate on their public interests." - Sabin 17501.. First Edition. Book.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        Genealogical, Chronological, Historical, and Geographical Atlas, Exhibiting all the Royal Families in Europe, their Origin, Descent, Marriages &c.

      London: J. Barfield. 1801 - First edition. Folio. [108] pp. With the subscriber's list and instructions for the use of the maps, plus contents and erratas. A complete copy of the 25 maps as first issued: “The whole forming the most complete and comprehensive Work ever offered to the Attention of the Public.” All maps and charts (some folding) with period hand-colouring, all edges uncut and bound on stubs. In contemporary half-calf and marbled paper sides with morocco letter-piece gilt to front board. A bold venture whereby Mr. le Sage sought to teach “History upon a new plan, by which he answers that his Scholar will be fully acquainted with all the modern History in the space of six months, or 72 lessons. A Prospectus of his Plan and Terms may be had at No. 19, Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury.” The atlas comprised 20 monthly parts, (price to subscribers 1s. 6d. Four Numbers being paid at once, 6s. - To Non-subscribers 2s. 6d.) Subscriptions were received “till January, 1800, at the Author's, No. 26, South-Street, Manchester-Square.” Professor Jeremy Black in his article “Mapping the Past” states that: “A normative pattern for the historical atlas was set in the first half of the nineteenth century, as works appeared that were reprinted in several different countries. The most important atlas initially was the Genealogical, Chronological, Historical and Geographical Atlas (London, 1801; Paris, 1803–4) of Le Sage (Marie-Joseph-Emmanuel-Auguste Dieudonné de Las Cases). An émigré marquis who had become a teacher in London, the pedagogic Las Cases presented his historical maps as part of a compendium of historical knowledge—an approach that became less popular later in the century but has gained popularity over the past few decades. The provision of other forms of information limits the need for the maps to bear a weight of information that is frequently excessive in visual terms and which cannot be readily expressed in a cartographic form. Expanding the definition of the term “ma p,” Las Cases used what he termed “genealogical and chronological maps” in short genealogical tables and time-charts. He did not view these as different from the geographical maps, but presented them as devices to disseminate knowledge by fixing location. Anticipating modern atlases, Las Cases stressed the complementarity of his devices. The plan of the 1801 edition claimed that pupils would find relative spaces impossible to confuse: they would learn from the historical map the distance of time just as they learned the distance of places on the geographical map; they would determine the situation of Elizabeth with respect to William the Conqueror or George the Third just as easily as they would that of London to Edinburgh or Portsmouth.” All contents in excellent condition and with the original free end-papers. Spine, corners and end-papers are later replacements. A lovely and complete copy of this rare and important atlas. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: West Grove Books]
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        ABSTRACT OF THE ANSWERS AND RETURNS Made pursuant to an Act, passed in the Forty-first Year of His Majesty King GEORGE III, intituled, "An Act for taking an Account of the Population of Great Britain, and the Increase or Diminution thereof."

      Ordered to be printed 21st December and 9th June 1802 1801 - Most Attractive 2 volumes. Vol. 1 - Parish Registers ;- Vol.2 - Enumeration. Part 1 - England and Wales;- Part II - Scotland. Quarto. Full Contemporary Gilt 'Crown-stamped' calf (spine labels rubbed / chipped. Joints cracked but holding) 459pps. / 547pps. Some mild foxing. Excellent ! Records of Baptisms, Burials and Marriages County by County ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Halewood & Sons ABA ILAB]
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        A Chart of South Carolina and Georgia

      [Boston: William Norman, 1801. A very rare and finely engraved sea chart from John Norman's 'American Pilot,' one of the earliest maritime maps of the Georgia and South Carolina coasts, here in the second of three states. This map was originally published as part of the first edition of John Norman's The American Pilot, 1791, and was preceded only by Mathew Clark's chart of 1790. The present second state, with "Shute's Folly" in the inset corrected to "Shutes Folly," first appeared in the very rare 1798 edition. The chart shows the area from the St. John's River, Florida, in the south, to John's Island, South Carolina, in the north. At the lower right is a large inset of Charleston Harbour. The manuscript notation, in a contemporary hand, lends a fascinating sense of life to the map. The line concludes with the note " Black Beard Point ," alluding to the fact that "Sappola Inlet," now referred to as Sapelo Sound, was one of the favourite hideouts of the infamous pirate Blackbeard (the alias of Edward Teach) during his reign of terror from 1716 to 1718. Blackbeard's nimble vessel Queen Anne's Revenge would hide in the inlet from patrolling British ships of the line that found these littoral waters too treacherous to chance. Blackbeard's presence in the area is immortalized by the designation of the Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge, located at the northern part of Sapelo Island. The presented map was made in the years following the American Revolution, which had brought to an end Britain's leading role in the mapping of America. The task now fell to the American publishing industry, still in its infancy, but with first-hand access to the new surveys that were documenting the rapid growth of the nation. In particular, there was a need for nautical charts for use by the expanding New England commercial fleets. The first American marine atlas, Mathew Clark's A Complete Set of Charts of the Coast of America, was published in Boston in 1790. Two of Clark's charts had been engraved by John Norman, who was inspired to launch his own enterprise. In January 1790, Norman published a notice in the Boston Gazette stating he was currently engraving charts of all the coast of America on a large scale. These were assembled and published as The American Pilot , Boston, 1791. Norman's Pilot , the second American marine atlas, indeed the second American atlas of any kind, marked an advance over the earlier work of Mathew Clark. New editions of the Pilot appeared in 1792 and 1794, and after John Norman's death, his son, William, brought out editions in 1794, 1798, 1801, and 1803. Despite the seemingly large number of editions, The American Pilot is one of the rarest of all American atlases, and one of the very few published during the eighteenth century. Wheat and Brun (pps. 198-199) locate just ten complete copies for the first five editions: 1791 (Huntington, Harvard); 1792 (LC, Clements); 1794(1) (LC, JCB, Boston Public); 1794(2) (Yale); 1798 (LC, Boston Public). This example came from one of the rarest of all, the 1801 edition; not in the Library of Congress; unknown to Wheat & Brun and all other commentators except Tom Suarez Wheat & Brun, Maps & Charts Published in America before 1800 , 607; Suarez, Shedding the Veil, p. 164. Copper-engraved sea chart, with an early ink manuscript notation at centre, in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Report of the Cause between Charles Sturt . . . and the Marquis of Blandford . . . for Criminal Conversation with the Plaintiff's Wife; Tried in the Court of King's Bench . . . before Lord Kenyon, and a Special Jury [etc.]. Third Edition

      Printed for J. Ridgway, York Street, St. James's Square, London 1801 - Modern cloth, gilt, quite browned, the margin of the last leaf chipped (no text affected); a usable copy A case in which Erskine was atypically unsuccessful, his client awarded but 100 pounds damages, with both arguments by Erskine reported at length, his difficulty his client's own infidelity, which Lord Kenyon instructed forbade damages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        Report of the Cause between Charles Sturt . . . and the Marquis of Blandford . . . for Criminal Conversation with the Plaintiff's Wife; Tried in the Court of King's Bench . . . before Lord Kenyon, and a Special Jury [etc.]. Third Edition

      London: Printed for J. Ridgway, York Street, St. James's Square, 1801. Modern cloth, gilt, quite browned, the margin of the last leaf chipped (no text affected); a usable copy A case in which Erskine was atypically unsuccessful, his client awarded but 100 pounds damages, with both arguments by Erskine reported at length, his difficulty his client's own infidelity, which Lord Kenyon instructed forbade damages

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Bildliche Darstellung aller bekannten Völker nach ihren Kleidertrachten, Sitten, Gewohnheiten und mit Beschreibung aus den besten Englischen, Französischen u.nd Italienischen Werken bearbeitet. Zweyte Auflage. Hefte 1-24 in 2 Bänden.

      Leipzig, Industrie-Comptoir, 1801.. 4°, circa 20,5 x 16,5 cm. Mit zusammen 96 kolorierten Kupfertafeln Halb-Leder d. Zt.. Colas 1833; Hiler 539; Lipperh. Ac 19. Prachtvoll kolorierte Reihe, hier die Hefte 1-24 von insgesamt 32 erschienenen. - Etwas gebräunt, wenig fleckig, Darstellungen meist sauber und farbfrisch. Einbände beschabt, Ecken bestossen, Gelenke etwas eingerissen, aber solide. Schönes Kolorit.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        COOK'S VOYAGES ROUND THE WORLD. For making discoveries towards the North and South Poles. With an appendix.

      Printed by Sowler and Russell. Manchester.,1801 - SCARCE EARLY MANCHESTER PRINTING. 8vo. viii,566pp,+ Directions to the Binder leaf. This abridgement , by G. W. Anderson, was orignally published in 1799. Six full page engravings, including portrait frontis of Cook. Complete. Previous owners named scratched out on the title page, without any loss to the page. Bound in contemporary full reversed calf. Spine with raised bands, ruled in blind. Red title label, ruled and lettered in gilt. Loss to the top f the spine, exposing the headband, which is loose. 2 inch chip to the top of the front blank endpaper. Overall avery good copy in an early calf binding. : [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Coxcomb

      [London 1801 - A beautifully designed image from Edwards "A Collection of Flowers drawn after Nature.", a superb and rare work. Edwards lived in London until about 1778 when he moved to Surrey, exhibiting at the Society of Artists, of which he was a member, and at the Royal Academy. In addition to the fine arts, he also provided designs for textiles, particularly cotton calico. Between 1769 and 1770 he published Edwards British Herbal in monthly parts, with text garnered from the works of contemporary botanists and 100 fine hand-coloured engraved plates from his own designs. The plates show that his interests lay not so much in the accurate depiction of botanical specimens as the design possibilities of beautiful flowers. The present work, his masterpiece, was his next publishing venture. Working from the imprint dates of the plates it is clear that he began to publish designs for the work in 1783, with plates being completed periodically throughout the 1780s and well into the following decade. Unlike his previous work, all the plates are designed, etched and coloured by Edwards himself, a process which gave him complete control over the publication. Cf. Dunthorne 105; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p 93; cf. Henrey III 673; cf. Nissen BBI 579; cf. Oak Spring Flora p 64. Hand-coloured engraving by Edwards. Very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        [MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT, SIGNED, BY AUGUSTE CHOUTEAU, ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF ST. LOUIS, AND SIGNED CLERICALLY BY MOSES AUSTIN, REAL ESTATE SPECULATOR AND INITIAL FOUNDER OF THE AUSTIN COLONY IN TEXAS, CONCERNING FUNDS OWED TO HIS BROTHER, STEPHEN AUSTIN]

      New Orleans & St. Louis. 1801/1805.. [3]pp. in French, [1]p. blank. Folio. Old folds. Small legal certificate, mentioned in text, affixed to recto of first leaf. Old ink stain on all three pages of text, obliterating a few words, with some loss of paper due to lead corrosion. Still, in very good condition. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A document written in New Orleans in 1801, while Louisiana was still under French control, concerning a petition made by Moses Austin to the supreme tribunal in New Orleans. The court was overseen by Nicolas Marie Vidal, lieutenant governor of the region, who served as the French government's representative overseeing the case. The petition concerns funds owed to Moses Austin's brother, Stephen, who received a bill of exchange from Pascal Detchemindy in June 1797 in Philadelphia. The funds were never repaid, although legal requests were submitted in Philadelphia, and then in the St. Genevieve district, where both Stephen Austin and Detchemindy were residents. The unresolved case was then directed to be reviewed by Vida, who decided that Detchemindy's objections to repaying Stephen Austin were unfounded, and ordered that restitution of funds be made immediately. Dated June 1, 1801, the decree by Vidal ordered that the payments be delivered in the city of New Orleans. Two additional legal statements in the document were signed in St. Louis four years later. This includes Auguste Chouteau's statement, signed as a judge in the district, in which he mentions the small stamp affixed to the bottom of the page which serves as a certificate of authenticity. The document also includes a statement signed in St. Louis on May 27, 1805, certifying [here in English translation] "that the translation done herewith for a petition presented by Mr. Austin to the supreme tribunal of New Orleans because of his lordship Don Nicolas Vidal's decree dated June 1, 1801, against Sr. Pascal Detchemindy of St. Genevieve, is as much conforms to the original that my knowledge of the Spanish language has allowed me." The Spanish translation is not included in the present document, but serves as a reminder of the various official languages and cultures present on the United States frontier at the beginning of the 19th century. Both Chouteau and Austin were active agents in the developing frontier and economy in the early history of the United States. Auguste Chouteau, born in New Orleans in 1749, was raised by his stepfather, Pierre Laclede, and his mother, Marie Therese Chouteau. He accompanied Laclede to the Illinois country in 1763 and the following year oversaw the initial stages of building and developing St. Louis. The founding occurred when the settlement was beginning to serve as the gateway to American, French, and Spanish commercial activity with Indians in the trans- Mississippi West. He became deeply involved in the fur trade there, and positive relations with the Osage allowed him to develop the business considerably; from 1794 to 1802 he held a monopoly on the Osage trade. Chouteau prospered as the village grew into a commercial hub, both under Spanish rule in the late 18th century and U.S. control beginning in 1804. Diversifying into banking and real estate as the fur trade declined, Chouteau was both a business and social leader in St. Louis. He was the first chairman of the board of trustees upon the town's incorporation in 1809. Moses Austin, with his brother, Stephen, gained control of Virginia's richest lead deposit circa 1790. Experienced miners and smelters from England were recruited to improve the operation, resulting in the founding of the American lead industry. He established Austinville at the lead mines in 1792. Looking westward to finance his enterprise further, he investigated rumored lead deposits in Spanish Upper Louisiana, and in 1798 he established the first Anglo- American settlement in Missouri. Austin continued to aggressively expand his wealth. "Using the efficient reverberatory furnace, the design of which he had learned from the English smelters, he soon controlled virtually all smelting in the region and amassed a wealth of $190,000. The second period in the history of the American lead industry is known as the Moses Austin period, and Austin's contributions characterized the lead industry until heavy machinery revolutionized mining and smelting after the Civil War" - ANB. Financial difficulties in the 1810s led Austin to develop a plan for creating an Anglo-American settlement in Spanish Texas. Although he didn't live to see this last plan to fruition, he did obtain permission to bring the colonists to the region, and his son, Stephen, was able to establish the colony in Texas. An early 19th-century document recording aspects of a legal case, under review both in New Orleans under the Spanish and in St. Louis as a part of the United States, involving two significant figures in the economic development and geographic expansion of the West. ANB 1, pp.766-67 (Austin).

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        Principes d'économie politique, ouvrage couronné par l'Institut national, dans sa séance du 15 Nîvose an IX (5 Janvier 1801).

      Paris, chez F. Buisson 1801 - One volume in 8vo; pp. (IV), 236, (8) catalogue, with three folding tables; contemporary half calf, spine with bind stamped decorations and some gilding, contrasting gilt lettering-piece, marbled boards, corners strengthened, very little rubbed or bumped, contemporary name inscription on front cover pastedown, 12 pages with contemporary markings, else clena and crisp, an attractive copy. First edition, rare. Canard was one of the first authors to use mathematical techniques in economics. His work was crowned by the French Academy which made it an object of great controversy. Cournot and Walras (who both failed to be honored) denied the uniqueness of Canard's work. Nevertheless it had quite an influence, especially outside France. The work went through 3 editions in German, and it was also published in Spanish and Italian. Kress B 4350, Goldsmiths 18122, Einaudi 830, Menger c. 559, INED 931 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I CINQUE ORDINI DELL' ARCHITETTURA DI ANDREA PALLADIO ILLUSTRATI.A S.E. IL SIG. CAVALIERE D. DOMENICO ANTONIO DI SOUZA COUTINHO.DI SARDEGNA.

      Con PERMESSO, ROMA 1801 - CIPRIANI GIO. BATTISTA. I CINQUE ORDINI DELL' ARCHITETTURA DI ANDREA PALLADIO ILLUSTRATI.A S.E. IL SIG. CAVALIERE D. DOMENICO ANTONIO DI SOUZA COUTINHO.DI SARDEGNA. Roma, con permesso 1801.[Siena-Architettura] (cm29) Mz. pergamena dell' epoca e angoli, piatti marmorizzati.--- frontis + cc. 2 nn., pp. 24 + tavv. 25 + 1 tav. Il frontis è completamente inciso in rame con stemma. Le 26 tavole sempre su rame sono disegnate e incise dallo stesso Cipriani.Edizione originale finemente incisa e impressa su carta grave. Per notizie sull' autore senese G. B. Cipriani (1766siena-1839roma) vedi: THIEME-BECKER, VII 9;--- BENEZIT III 655. Ottimo restauro al dorso in basso alla legatura, peraltro esemplare molto bello e marginoso impresso su carta grave. Ben completo della tav. 26 nn. ( spesso mancante ) che contiene un modano a scalette per ridurre da grande a piccolo e viceversa. Ex libris nobiliare alla sguardia. Molto raro, manca a varia bibliografia consultata compreso BORRONI, ed anche alla raccolta del " Fondo Senese " del Monte dei Paschi di Siena. GRAESSE BRUNET e CICOGNARA citano altre opere ma non questa nostra.[f16] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRI ANTICHI E RARI FRANCESCO&CLAUDIA]
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        The Works of the Rev Jonathan Swift DD, Dean of St Patrick's London, Arranged By Thomas Sheridan, Corrected and Revised By John Nichols - a New Edition in 19 Volumes - 19 Volumes of 19

      Johnson, Nicols, Baldwin, Otridge, Sewell, Rivington et al, London 1801 - 19 volumes in leather with 5 bands on spines and titles in gilt on two black spine labels. Internally in very good condition. Owner name, bookplate and bookseller sticker on front stuckdowns, small chips to a few of the front (blank) endpapers but pages tight and clean with minimal toning, mostly confined to endpapers. The leather on the covers is rubbed and some of the gilt on the black labels has worn away. There is a 2cm by 1cm discolouration on the front of vol XV. Volume 2 has some cracking to the front spine joint ans the contents pages (2 leaves) of volume 8 have been bound next to those of volume 3. Unpacked weight 11.8kg. . Overweight, extra postage may be required outside Australia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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        A Journey from London to the Isle of Wight

      Oriental Press, London: Edward Harding, 1801 2 volumes bound as 1. The Large paper edition. In contemporary brown leather, some wear, tips repaired, gilt tooling at edges. Spine has been relaid retaining most of the old, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to red and black leather labels. Internally, gilt tooling to inlays, green marbled endpapers, joints discreetly strengthened front & rear, both half titles present, 2 folding engraved maps hand coloured in outline, 47 engraved plates as called for. Vol 1, London to Dover, (ix), [2], 205 pp, 27 pl, 1 Map hand coloured in outline, printed at the Oriental Press by Wilson & Co, Wild Court, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. Vol 2, Dover to the Isle of Wight, [6], 217 pp, [3], 20 pl, 1 Map hand coloured in outline, endpapers a little browned. Plates and text pages exceptionally clean. A very nice copy rarely found as good!(per COPAC there should have been a Tour from the Isle of Wight to Land's End but it was not completed) Brunet 479. Allibone 1554.Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer, was from a long-standing family: the estate, centered upon the ancient house at Bychton, had been owned by Pennants since the Norman conquest although the first to take that name, from the Welsh ‘Pen y Nant’, was Daffyd ap Tudor in the fifteenth century. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        A Tour from Downing to Alston-Moor WITH Alston-Moor to Harrowgate to Brimham Crags (2 Vol in 1)

      Oriental Press, London: Edward Harding, 1801 Both volumes bound as one in a contemporary tan full leather with attractive gilt tooling to edges, small wear mark to corner, edges and corners a little bumped and worn. Spine, has faded slightly, raised spine attractive gilt tooling, titles in gilt. Internally, marbled endpapers and text block edges, bookplate of WWG Wynne to fpd, ffep has Bodysgallen 1904 in old ink, possibly indicating being bought at auction there, text block edges marbled, (viii), 195 pp, 27 pl, [1], printed at th Oriental Press by Wilson & Co, Wild-Court, Lincoln's Inn Filelds. BOUND With, A Tour from Alston-Moor to Harrowgate, and Brimham Crags, printed by C Mercier for John Scott, London, 1804, VG+, [8],130 pp, 9 pl. A very good copy with a nice local bookplate!(Lowndes 1824. Allibone 1554)Pennant undertook several other tours: of northern England in 1773, of Northamptonshire and of the Isle of Man in 1774, of Warwickshire in 1776, of Kent in 1776, and of Cornwall in 1787. Several tours throughout Wales in the early 1770s, where his Welsh-speaking friend and companion, the Revd John Lloyd of Caerwys, performed the same function as Stuart had in Gaelic Scotland, were brought together as Tours in Wales in three volumes (1778–83).

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        Histoire civile et commerciale des colonies anglaises dans les Indes Occidentales ; depuis leur découverte par Christophe Colomb jusqu'à nos jours ; suivie d'un Tableau historique et politique de l'île de Saint-Domingue avant et depuis la Révolution Française. Traduit de l'anglais.

      Paris, Dentu, an IX, (1801), - in-8, VIII-490 pp., carte dépliante, veau fauve marbré, dos lisse orné d'un semé répété de petits fleurons dorés, frises et fleurons dorés, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Seule édition française publiée. Important ouvrage consacré au commerce avec les Antilles anglaises, comportant évidemment d'importants chapitres sur l'esclavage. La dernière partie de l'ouvrage concerne la colonie française de Saint-Domingue. La première édition anglaise de cet ouvrage fut publiée en 1793 en 2 vol. in-4, rééditée augmentée en 1801 en 3 vol. in-8. C'est de cette dernière que l'édition française est extraite. Très bel exemplaire, complet de la carte. Sabin, I, 95 (pour l'édition anglaise).

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        Traité théorique et pratique sur la culture de la vigne, avec l'art de faire le vin, les eaux - de - vie, esprit - de - vin, vinaigres simples et composés. Ouvrage dans lequel se trouvent les meilleurs méthodes de faire, gouverner et perfectionner.

      Chez Delalain - De l'Imprimerie de Marchant, An IX - 1801, A Paris, - 2 voll. in-8° (215x140mm), pp. XVI, 408; X, (2), 584; brossura coeva di colore azzurro con dorsi rivestititi in carta marmorizzata. 12 tavv. incise su rame f.t. al primo vol. e 9 al secondo (VIII + una tav. con numerazione V bis) raffiguranti la pianta della vite, pampini d'uva, procedure e strumenti tecnici della vinificazione, etc; una tabella ripiegata al secondo vol. "Tarif a l'usage du commerce de l'eau-de-vie, preuve de Hollande". Il primo vol. è in barbe. Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione di questo importante trattato di enologia e vinificazione, concernente anche le acqueviti e gli aceti. Jean Baptiste François Rozier e Louis d'Ussieux sono autori della parte rigurdante la viticoltura, mentre Jean Antoine Claude Chaptal contribuisce al trattato con il primo dei suoi trattati sul vino; la parte sulla distillazione è opera ancora di Rozier, mentre Antoine Augustin Parmentier discorre degli aceti. Lo Chaptal (Saint-Pierre-de-Nogaret-en-Lozère, 1756-Parigi, 1832), figlio di un farmacista, fu professore di chimica applicata alle arti, all'industria e all'agricoltura a Montpellier, Ministro dell'Interno sotto Bonaparte tra il 1800 e il 1804 e Direttore generale del Commercio e dell'Industria di Francia, promotore della costruzione delle grandi strade alpine del Sempione, del Moncenisio e del Monginevro. Fondatore di una ditta di prodotti chimici assai rinomata e che concorse allo sviluppo industriale della Francia del tempo, nel 1814 organizzò la difesa di Lione contro le truppe austriache del Bubna, tenendo la direzione del Commercio e delle Manifatture. Nel 1811 ricevette il blasone nobiliare di Conte di Chanteloup e fu in seguito nomnato Pari, carica che mantenne anche sotto la Restaurazione. Oltre a volumi di chimica applicata, lasciò delle memorie e dei ricordi su Napoleone, suo grande protettore, che furono editi postumi dal pronipote solo nel 1893. Oberlé, Bibl. Bachique, 118, Oberlé, Fastes, 949. Simon, Bibl. Vinaria, 18. Cagle, 132. Quérard, II,130. Hoefer, NBG, IX, 706-709. DSB, III, 198-203. Manca al Bitting, al Vicaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift D D Dean of St Patricks, Dublin. 19 Volumes

      J. Johnson et al., London 1801 - 19 Volumes. Complete set. New edition. Bound in 3/4 leather with raised bands with gilt compartments and title. Marbled boards. Frontispiece is a beautiful steel etching of Jonathan Swift. Moderate rubbing and and touced up. The set is generally in VERY GOOD condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Ruins or the Survey of the Revolutions of Empires and View of the Climate and Soil of the United Sates of America (2 Books in One volume)

      J. Johnson, London 1801 - For extra pictures of the more valuable books, please press the 'Ask Bookseller A Question' button. Combines two books in one volume. This book is in generally very good and clean condition. Volney's Ruins. was second only to Paine's 'Rights of man' in its influence on English and American radicals in the decade of revolution. Both these books have been translated from the original French. Internally, the pages are mostly very clean with very little foxing. There is a very small amount of water staining to the pages around 115 of 'View of the Climate.' Spine and boards have been re-laid and therefore the binding is very tight. The boards themselves are a little worn and the corners are slightly bumped. The spine has been repaired but original nameplate in relatively good condition. A fine work. Buying more than one book will save on postage costs. We have split our books into 70 + categories. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vie littéraire de Forbonnais.

      Paris, Fuchs, 1801-an IX, - in-8, 87 pp., demi-basane brique, dos à nerfs, pièce de titre cerise, tête mouchetée, première couverture d'attente conservée (rel. du XIXe siècle). Quelques frottis, mais bon exemplaire. Edition originale de cet hommage à l'économiste Véron de Forbonnais (1722-1800), tout récemment décédé, qui consiste essentiellement dans l'analyse des positions démographiques de deux de ses ouvrages : Considérations sur les finances de l'Espagne (1753) et Recherches sur les finances de la France depuis 1595 jusqu'en 1721 (1754). INED 1333. Cf. ibid. 4422 & 4441. Exemplaire de l'historien de l'économie Edgard Depitre, qui travailla notamment sur les écrits du XVIIIe concernant le commerce des grains, avec vignette ex-libris contrecollée sur les premières gardes. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        After the Death of his Steamboat Enterprise Partner, Robert Fulton Seeks a Better Arrangement with the Estate and Heirs

      - After the Death of his Steamboat Enterprise Partner, Robert Fulton Seeks a Better Arrangement with the Estate and Heirs.Robert R. Livingston, the first chancellor of New York State and negotiator of the Louisiana Purchase, was enthralled with the concept of invention. Claiming that to be his Òhobby horse,Ó he held several patents for a means of diminishing the friction of spindles on millstones and for manufacturing paper from riverweed. However, Livingston was talented neither in the theory nor practice of mechanics, and his inventions generally did not work. Thus, he collaborated often with others who had the scientific experience to implement his visions. One such idea was steam navigation and one such collaborator was Robert Fulton, with whom Livingston became acquainted after his arrival in Paris in 1801. Livingston was there to fulfill his duties as minister to France under President Thomas Jefferson. Fulton, having originally landed in Europe to study portrait painting, had for the previous ten years concentrated his efforts on engineering, earning the respect of the international science community for his improved methods of raising boats on canals and for his pioneering in submarine design. While still in Paris, the two became deeply immersed in steamboat experimentation. They built a steamboat on the Seine during 1803, but it sunk. The engine and boiler were fished out of the river and put in another boat. Though she moved through the water and was considered a wonder by those who saw her, she was a disappointment to both Fulton and Livingston. They determined, when they returned to America, to make another effort with a larger boat to sail on the Hudson River. Essentially, Livingston would supply the money and Fulton would do the work. Livingston persuaded the New York State Legislature to give him the exclusive privilege of Ònavigating all boats that might be propelled by steam, on all waters within the territory or jurisdiction of the State, for the term of twenty years,Ó so they started out with the asset of a very valuable monopoly. Their agreement was formalized into a partnership, one that would last the remainder of LivingstonÕs life. The two would be equal partners, but Livingston would advance the funds to build the steamboat. If the enterprise failed, Fulton would eventually have to reimburse Livingston for half the costs. If the steamboat operation succeeded, Fulton would put his time into obtaining a patent and would receive Òreasonable expensesÓ as his compensation over and above his partnership share. The agreement ensured that neither partner would lose control of their shares to outsiders, and also stipulated that if either partner died, an heir holding all of his shares would be considered an active partner. However, should there be two heirs, the surviving original partner would be given two votes to balance the joint heirs. An agreement of such depth, planning for future contingencies, including death, was unusual for the time. In July of 1807 Livingston and FultonÕs dream of a steam-powered boat was realized. The first successful steamboat ran from New York to Albany, meeting the requirements of the New York State grant and perfecting their monopoly. The following winter, the steamboat was completely rebuilt. The hull was made wider, a new boiler installed, and accommodations for passengers were added. Scheduled steamboat service on the Hudson River began in 1808. Before long, five boats, including a ferry to New Jersey, were running on the Hudson under LivingstonÕs grant. Another boat was soon plying the Mississippi, and additional boats were under construction.Robert Livingston died in February of 1813 after experiencing a series of strokes. Even though he and Fulton possessed a monopoly in New York waters, they were continually investing in new steamboats and had accrued nearly $167,000 in partnership debts. With his partnerÕs death, Fulton was faced with the challenge of negotiating Livingsto [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Autograph Letter Signed to unnamed correspondent by the bluestocking Mrs Elizabeth Carter ('Eliz: Carter'). Together with stipple engraving by Mackenzie of 'Mrs. Carter'.

      Letter: 24 May ; Clarges Street London. Engraving: ''Pub. by Vernor Hood & Sharpe. May 1 1806' 1801 - Letter: 8vo, 1 p. Twelve lines. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper, with slight damage at foot of page, and strip from previous mount adhering to blank reverse. Addressed to 'Dear Sir'. As she does not hold her correspondent responsible for the 'accident' no compensation is necessary, and she cannot accept 'the valuable volume [.] under any such principle'. She will however 'receive it with gratitude as a Token' of his good opinion and proof of his 'partial Remembrance of the many hours' which she passed with him and 'that dear & amiable Friend whose Loss we had so much Reason to regret, & for whose memory we must ever retain so tender a Regard'. Docketed at foot in a contemporary hand 'Translator of Epictetus &c'. Engraving: 12.5 x 8 cm. Laid down on piece of paper. Bust of Carter, in bonnet, looking to her right. Fair, on spotted paper. Not listed as present in the National Portrait Gallery (it is not NPG D13793, another engraving 'by Mackenzie, after Joachim Smith', published in 1807). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Oeuvres d'Agriculture et d'Economie Rurale

      Paris: Chez Meurant, 1801. First Edition. Full Calf. Good . 4to. 25.5 by 19 cm. viii, 205 pp. plus tables, a good number folding, and supplementary text. With 29 hand-colored engraved plates. Also engraved frontispiece (non-colored). Scarce treatise on agriculture with charming colored plates of machinery and implements, etc. Full calf heavily worn, with splits at all joints partly repaired, but not visually remedied. Spliced and abraded leather. Small hole in a few prelim pages, including frontis which chewed up in one corner. Large dampstain affecting corner of many leaves. But color plates in back are quite bright and well-preserved.

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        Voyage Dans La Haute Pensylvanie et Dans l'Etat De New-York, Par Un Membre Adoptif De La Nation Oneida : Traduit et Publie Par l'Auteur Des Lettres d'Un Cultivateur Americain (3 Volume Set)

      Paris: De L'Imprimerie De Crapelet / Chez Maradan, Libraire. 1801. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First Edition. H Half Leather. Very Good. Slight wear to extremities (chiefly to lower edges and corners); slight rubbing to covers (boards); previous owner's ink annotations and markings (chiefly on endpapers and preliminaries); slight wear to few leaves (chiefly short tears and/or creases, chiefly to plates); few preliminary leaves lacking (chiefly in volume 1); slight internal browning and/or foxing (chiefly to edges, endpapers and preliminaries). [ca. 425] pages per volume + plates. Text in French. Original work of the noted French explorer, passed off as a translation from a member of the Oneida tribe's narrative. Notable for the various dialogues between members of various tribal leaders with French voyageurs throughout, plus the engraved folding maps, and supplementary information in Crevecoeur's copious notes. Howes USIANA C-884 ("aa"). The 3 text volumes (lacking the Atlas); bound uniformly in early 20th century half brown calf over dark brown and red marbled boards, giltstamped and decorated spines with giltstamped dark red and black morocco spine labels, plain endpapers, all edges trimmed and stained yellow (latter somewhat faded). Beautifully bound copy (with noted minor flaws) of a very rarely encountered and highly desirable historical set.

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        THE ART OF TEACHING, or Communicating Instruction, examined. methodized, and facilitated; as well as applied to all the branches of Scholastic Education.

      London.Lackington, Allen and Co. 1801. - [8], x, [6], 488, [2 erratum], [2 ad's]pp. Original sheep recently rebacked, in calf with gilt banding on raised hubs and a green gilt label. Octavo. First edition. Inner joints repaired; corners of boards worn; some underlining in red ink to a few pages; some light spotting and browning; else a very good copy.Engaging work with notes on teaching in Boarding and Day Schools; on private tuition, on parents educating their own children; on teaching Latin, Greek and French. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DELLE ASSICURAZIONI MARITTIME. Trattato dell'Avvocato Angelo Baldasseroni. Seconda edizione nuovamente riordinata e notabilmente accresciuta e corretta dall'Autore. Tomi I-III. Firenze, Nella Stamperia Bonducciana, 1801-1802.

      - Disponibili solo tre dei cinque volumi che compongono l'Opera. Opera dedicata a Vincenzo Salucci. Pg.472; IV, 572; VI, 340. Legature in mz.pergamena con spellature ai piatti marmorizzati. Doppi tasselli con titoli in oro ai dorsi. Tagli a spruzzo in rosso. Tre vignette calcografiche ripetute ai tre frontespizi. Fresco esemplare, ben marginoso. Si tratta di un'opera di estrema rarità, purtroppo incompleta. "Ascanio Baldasseroni nacque a Livorno il 5 novembre 1751 da Giovanni Giacomo, noto giureconsulto, e da Maria Beatrice Guardini Bandi, patrizia fiorentina. Dopo essersi laureato in giurisprudenza presso l'università di Siena, fece pratica legale in Roma, donde nel 1778 tornò a Livorno per impiantarvi insieme con il fratello Pompeo uno studio legale, che divenne presto uno dei più fortunati di quell'importante città commerciale. Il Baldasseroni, che aveva aderito alle correnti illuministiche, guardò con simpatia alla rivoluzione dell'89: così, nel 1799, istituito in Toscana il governo provvisorio sotto il commissario francese Reinhard, fu nominato avvocato del consolato generale francese in Livorno, e, dopo la breve restaurazione seguita alla rivolta del "Viva Maria", fu chiamato a far parte del governo provvisorio toscano formatosi nell'ottobre 1800. Durante l'annessione della Toscana all'Impero, il B. fu nominato il 25 maggio 1808 commissario governativo per l'esproprio dei beni della certosa di Calci, e quindi fece parte della commissione per la sistemazione delle opere d'arte e di scienza esistenti nei luoghi religiosi soppressi. Già assessore al tribunale di prima istanza a Livorno nel 1813, durante il breve periodo dell'occupazione della Toscana da parte di Gioacchino Murat fu nominato direttore del demanio per il dipartimento del Mediterraneo. Con il ritorno dei Lorena, il B. rientrò nella carriera giudiziaria e il 20 ottobre 1814 venne nominato auditore della Regia Ruota civile e criminale di Pisa, carica che conservò fino al 1824 quando, per motivi di salute, fu costretto a dimettersi. Il nome del B. è legato alla sua attività di giurista ed in particolare a due opere che raccolsero presso i contemporanei grande successo. Il "Trattato di giurisprudenza marittima delle assicurazioni e delle avarie", pubblicato in Firenze dalla Stamperia Bonducciana in 3 volumi nel 1786, che ebbe una seconda edizione (ibid. 1801), prendeva in esame il contratto di assicurazione riferendosi, attraverso una ampia esemplificazione, alla dottrina e giurisprudenza dei diversi paesi europei, dei quali dava in appendice i testi delle leggi e degli usi correnti in materia di assicurazione marittima. Il "Dizionario ragionato di giurisprudenza marittima e di commercio", di cui i due primi volumi furono stampati a Siena nel 1810 e il terzo sempre a Siena nel 1813 e che ebbe tre edizioni, aveva per oggetto gli istituti di diritto commerciale e marittimo, tenendo presente il codice di commercio francese, di recente introdotto in Italia. Queste opere, che rappresentano i primi tentativi di sistemazione organica del diritto marittimo, incontrarono grande successo e guadagnarono al B. la stima di studiosi e di politici italiani ed europei che spesso si rivolsero al giurista livornese per pareri giuridici, lodi arbitrali e consigli a fini di riforme legislative. Il B. sposò nel 1794 Anna Margherita Bertolli, dalla quale ebbe cinque figli; sopravvisse al padre solo Giovanni. Il Baldasseroni morì a Firenze il 12 dicembre 1824". "[Il presente trattato] è senza dubbio un’opera importantissima nella quale il contratto di assicurazione è stato studiato per la prima volta con riferimento alle leggi, agli usi, alla giurisprudenza e alla dottrina di tutte le principali piazze di commercio europee. In appendice, l'Autore ha raccolto i testi delle leggi e degli usi sulla disciplina del contratto di assicurazione marittima" (dal Dizionario Biografico Treccani).

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        Oeuvres de J.J. Rousseau, citoyen de Genève

      P Didot l’Ainé, Paris 1801 - 16 volumes (manquent les tomes 13, 14 et 15) : T.1, Discours, front., VIII, 314 p. ; T. 2, Contrat social, (4), 298 p. ; T. 3, Nouvelle Héloïse 1-2, (4), 422 p. ; T. 4, Nouvelle Héloïse 3-4, (4), 298 p. ; T. 5, Nouvelle Héloïse 5-6, (4), 337 p. ; T. 6, Emile 1-4, (4), 426 p. ; T. 7, Emile, 4(suite)-5, (4), 532 p. ; T. 8, Lettres de la Montagne , (4), 408 p. ; T. 9, Lettre à d’Alembert, Théatre , (4), 475 p. ; T. 10, Ecrits sur la musique, (4), 342 p. (+1 planche de partition). ; T. 11, Dictionnaire de musique I, (4), 412 p. ; T. 11, Dictionnaire de musique II, (4), 299 p. +13 planches ; T. 16, Dialogue, (4), 416 p. ; T. 17, Lettre, (4), 352 p. ; T. 18, Correspondance (1732 à 1762), (4), 464 p. + 1 planche ; T. 19, Correspondance (1763 à 1766), (4), 519 p. 16 volumes. 8000 g Reliure demi-cuir , tranches et plats marbrées.

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        Saggio di Osservazioni e d'Esperienze sulle Principali Malattie degli Occhi

      Engraved frontis. port. & three fine engraved plates. 1 p.l., xi, 278, [1] pp. Large 4to, cont. green morocco-backed marbled boards (minor foxing & browning), flat spine gilt. Pavia: B. Comino, 1801. First edition of the first textbook on the subject to be published in the Italian language; Scarpa has been called "the father of Italian ophthalmology." "In this work Scarpa first described the operation of iridodialysis. The chapters on diseases of the vessels in the eye, on cataract, and on staphyloma are particularly noteworthy. Scarpa's books were all superbly illustrated with his own drawings and the plates in this work, engraved by Faustino Anderloni, bear witness to Scarpa's artistic talent. Duke-Elder considered this the greatest work on ophthalmology that had appeared up to its time."­Becker Cat. 207. Garrison considered Scarpa's illustrations to be the "crown and flower of achievement in anatomic pen-drawing." A very good and large copy. Garrison-Morton 5835. Waller 8543. .

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        The Little Mountaineers of Auvergne

      London - printed for R and L Peacock, 1801 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A bright copy of the scarce The Little Mountaineers of Auvergne in English, translated from the French. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Scarce English edition. Translated from the French, Petit-Jacques et Georgette, ou Les Petits Montagnards Auvergnats. Franois Guillaume Ducray-Duminil, 1761 1819, was a French novelist. From 1790 onward, he was the literary editor of Les Petites Affiches. A member of several literary societies, most notably of the Socit du Caveau, he wrote poetry and lyrics as well as a few plays that were never produced. He is best known as a writer for children and young adults, a genre in which he became extremely popular. Worried about the moral message of his works, he saw to it that virtue and innocence should prevail after a series of ingenuous twists in the plot. Critics belaboured his style and syntax, but he mainly aimed at clarity, an essential quality considering the type of audience he was addressing. His imagination was fertile, and the enduring success of his work is largely due to his talent as a story-teller. Petit-Jacques et Georgette, ou Les Petits Montagnards Auvergnats was originally published in 1789. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm. The front and rear hinges are starting. The title page is missing. There is some wear to the extremities, including some bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages are bright and generally clean, with the very occasional spot. Overall the condition is good, with very good interior..

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        Hyacinths

      London 1801 - Dr. Robert John Thornton (1768-1837) hand-colored engraving 23.25" x 18", Hyacinths, is from his book titled The Temple of Flora, or Garden of Nature, Picturesque Botanical Plates of the new Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus. Thornton began to indulge his lifelong love for botany in 1799. Determined to surpass the Germans in scholarship and the French in printing artistry, he planned a book of philosophic and literary distinction, illustrated by some of the best painters working in Britain. Within the book there are five frontispieces, portraits and allegorical compositions with thirty-two plates of flowers. Thornton made up each set with twenty-nine or thirty-two in varied arrangements. The lengthy text was primarily written by Thornton himself, where artists were commissioned to design and paint the images. The majority of designs were done by Peter Henderson and Philip Reinagle. The intaglio plates - a varied combination of mezzotint, aquatint, line and stipple engraving, finished with watercolor -were executed by Bartolozzi and other English masters. The title notwithstanding, few of the plates are of scientific interest. It is the forceful stylization of flowers, together with their historical, allegorical and/or fanciful backgrounds (prescribed by Thornton) that place the Temple of Flora among the greatest botanical books of all time. Hyacinths is in good condition with slight tearing on the right edge due to binding and some staining. The Hyacinths, illustrated in the extreme foreground are richly detailed and colored.

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        Veduta del Palazzo Stopani Architettura di Rafaele

      c. 1801, Paris - Hind 128 (1st State, First Paris Edition)John Wilton-Ely 261The watermarks that is present is number 88 in John Wilton-Ely on page 1180 and is dated between 1800 to 1809From the important series "Veduta de Roma"Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like Callot makes great use of the swelling line" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi's own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed architettura dei Romani (On the Magnificence of Roman Architecture, 1761). his romanticized views and imaginary interiors had a profound effect on stage designers, painters of capricci such as Hubert Robert, and even writers: William Beckford, the author of the Gothic novel and Vathek . In the 20th century his imaginary interiors have been admired by the Surrealists . Reference: John Wilton-Ely. Giovanni Battista Pirane [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Veduta della Basilica di S. Paolo Fuor delle mura

      Paris 1801 - Hind 6 (5th State, First Paris Edition)John Wilton-Ely 172The watermarks that is present is number 78 in John Wilton-Ely on page 1175 and is dated between 1800 to 1809From the important series \"Veduta de Roma\"Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and \"like Callot makes great use of the swelling line\" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi\'s own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed architettura dei Romani (On the Magnificence of Roman Architecture, 1761). his romanticized views and imaginary interiors had a profound effect on stage designers, painters of capricci such as Hubert Robert, and even writers: William Beckford, the author of the Gothic novel and Vathek . In the 20th century his imaginary interiors have been admired by the Surrealists . Reference: John Wilton-Ely. Giovanni Battista Pir [Attributes: First Edition]

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        George Washington

      1801. A fine early American mezzotint of the 'Landsdowne Portrait" of the Father of the Nation This stunning image is based on James Heath's engraving after Gilbert Stuart's famous portrait of Washington. Stuart's painting, done in 1796, is known as the Lansdowne Portrait because it was a gift to the Marquis of Lansdowne, an English supporter of American independence, from Senator and Mrs. William Bingham of Pennsylvania. The painting was quickly reproduced by the British engraver James Heath without Stuart's consent, an act that infuriated Stuart who had hoped to control the rights to the engraving and thus garner some profit from the publication and sale of the print. Despite his condemnation, Heath's engraving established Stuart's painting as the official image of Washington and set a style for portraying Washington's successors in the White House. Edward Savage is considered one of the most important artists of the early Federal period in America. A self-taught painter and engraver, Savage was also the proprietor of a succession of galleries in Philadelphia, New York, and Boston, where he exhibited his own paintings and patriotic prints. This print is Edward Savage's masterly version of Heath's famous image. Hart describes a print by Savage that matches this mezzotint of Washington, with lettering, which according to Hart should read 'E. Savage Execu: td 1801'. The present example supports Hart's claim that in most copies of this print the date is barely visible. Cf. Cunningham Popular Images of the Presidency: From Washington to Lincoln pp.135-139; Hart Catalogue of Engraved Portraits of Washington 293; Stauffer ii, 2755cf. Wick George Washington an American Icon p.60-61. Mezzotint portrait, state II of 2, sheet size: 27 7/8 x 21 1/2 inches, image size: 26 3/8 x 20 inches. In good condition, trimmed within the plate mark and backed onto archival tissue, small repaired tears.

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        Opere di Giuseppe Parini pubblicate ed illustrate da Francesco Reina.

      - Milano, Presso la stamperia e Fonderia del Genio Tipografico - Vendemmiatore anno X, 1801-1804 anno III della Repubblica Italiana. PRIMA EDIZIONE delle opere del Parini. Bella copia stampata su carta forte. Sei volumi (cm. 25) in barbe, stampati su bella carta pesante; ritratto del Parini inciso da F. Rosaspina; dedica a Napoleone Bonaparte primo console della Repubblica francese; pp. LXVIII, 240; VII, 262, (2); VI, 320; (8), 246, (2); (4), 252; (6), 251, (5). Belle legature di epoca posteriore in mezza pelle a 5 nervi con titolo e fregi in oro. Completo dei fogli ripetuti 11/12 e 111/112 nel secondo volume. Axs [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A View of Part of St. Thome St., Fort St. George

      London 1801 - Edward Orme From drawings by Colonel Ward Views in Hindoostan London: 1801-1804 Hand-colored aquatint engraving 16 ½” x 23”; 23 1/2” x 27 1/2” framed The 24 views of India depicted in this work were redrawn and published by Edward Orme. Colonel Ward, a skilled amateur artist and member of the Madras Army, originally drew the sketches that Orme reworked for Views of Hindostan. Richard Chase, the mayor of Madras to whom this publication was dedicated, acquired a number of Ward’s sketches and passed them onto Orme. At the time of this publication there was a renewed interest in India, as the Fourth Mysore War had recently ended. The Fourth Anglo-Mysore War (1798-1799) was a war in South India between the Kingdom of Mysore and the British East India Company under Lord Wellesley. The war ended with the siege of Seringapatam, the capital of Mysore, and the killing of Tipu Sultan, the rebel leader of Mysore, by the British in 1799. William Orme was a talented landscape painter, who exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1797 and 1819. In addition to Views of Hindostan, Orme was involved in several other publications including J. Walker’s The Itinerant (1799), Francis William Blagdon’s A Brief History of Ancient and Modern India (1806) and F.B. Solvyn’s The Costumes of Hindostan (1805).

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        Les jardins ou l'art d'embellir les paysages.

      P. Le Boussonnier 1801 - - P. Le Boussonnier, Londres 1801, 9,5x15,5cm, relié. - Nouvelle édition en partie originale. Reliure en plein maroquin cerise à grains longs, dos à trois double nerfs orné de filets, pointillés et frises dorés, date en queue, roulettes à frois sur les coiffes, triple encadrement de filets et d'une frise dorés sur les plats, coins supérieurs légèrement émoussés, filets dorés sur les coupes, contreplats bordés de maroquin à grains longs cerise orné d'un encadrement de points dorés, contreplats et gardes de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, élégante reliure de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe signé de l'auteur. Bel exemplaire, quasi exempt de rousseurs, parfaitement établi. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        AN HISTORICAL TOUR IN MONMOUTHSHIRE

      T. Cadell and W. Davies 1801 - 1st 1801. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Two volumes. Burgundy cloth spines and corners. Marbled boards. Folding map. B/w plates. Large format. A few scattered foxspots though plates in general are clean and bright. Boards worn with some patches of surface paper loss. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TABLEAU HISTORIQUE ET POLITIQUE DE L'EUROPE,.

      Paris, Buisson, 1801. - Three volumes. Contemporary half calf. Engraved frontispiece portrait in volume one.

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        Reisen in Afrika, Egypten und Syrien, in den Jahren 1792 bis 1798. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen versehen von M. C. Sprengel.,

      Bln. u. Hamburg 1801. - Tit., 432 S. Mit 2 Kupfertaf. u. 1 mehrf. gefalt. Kupferkarte. Pbd. d. Zt. Rückenkanten stellenw., berieb. Einb. leicht fleckig. Henze I, 371ff.; Gay 43; Röhricht 1548; Kainbacher 60,3 Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PROJET D'ELEMENTS D'IDEOLOGIE A L'USAGE DES ECOLES CENTRALES DE LA REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE; PAR LE CIT. DESTUTT-TRACY, MEMBRE DU SENAT-CONSERVATEUR, ET MEMBRE ASSOCIE DE L'INSTITUT NATIONAL. PARIS. DIDOT. DEBRAY. AN IX. (1801).

      1801 - IN-8 (13 X 20,5 CENTIMETRES) DE (4) + 359 PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEINE BASANE RACINEE, DOS LISSE ORNE D'UN DECOR DE FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTES MAROQUIN VERT ET HAVANE, FILET DORE SUR COUPES, TRANCHES MOUCHETEES. EDITION ORIGINALE RARE. PHILOSOPHE CREATEUR DE L'"DEOLOGIE", QU'IL CONCOIT COMME LA "SCIENCE DES IDEES", SON OEUVRE A INFLUENCE LES PHILOSOPHES ET ECONOMISTES DU XIX° SIECLE, NOTAMMENT THOMAS BROWN, JOHN STUART MILL, HERBERT SPENCER, TAINE ET THEODULE RIBOT, AINSI QUE STENDHAL, TOUT AUSSI BIEN QUE KARL MARX. ERREUR PARTIELLE D'EPOQUE SUR L'ETIQUETTE DE TITRE, QUELQUES PETITS DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS, DONT PETIT MANQUE DE CUIR SUR LA COIFFE INFERIEURE ET SUR LA TRANCHE DU PLAT INFERIEUR, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Plan of the West India Wet Docks Dedicated by Permission ro Geo. Hibbert Esqr. Chairman Robt. Milligan Esqr. Deputy Chairman & the Directors of the West India Dock Company by their much obliged and very humble Servant Ralph Walker. Resident Engineer.

      Published as the Act directs, by R. Walker, Blackwall, Jany. 1, 1801., [London], - Separately issued plan of the proposed West India Docks 570 by 840mm (22.5 by 33 inches). Hand-coloured engraved plan, key and title below plan, engraved view of the north side of the docks above plan. BLMC Maps 3500.(9.). The plan shows the intended docks together with the rope grounds, paths, streams, and fields that would be obliterated by the new works.The plan is dedicated to George Hibbert and Robert Milligan, two powerful West Indies merchants who lobbied Parliament in order to construct a secure dock to load and off load their cargoes. The construction of the docks was authorised by the West India Docks Act of 1799. They would be completed by 1802, with the canal to the south being finished in 1805.Ralph Walker (1749-1824) was appointed Resident Engineer to the West India Dock Company in August 1799 on a salary of £600 p.a. Together with William Jessop, the chief engineer, he was responsible for the construction of the docks. However, he would resign from his post in October of 1802, following a professional disagreement with Jessop over a structural failure at the docks.Rare. OCLC records only a single example: that of the British Library.Scale: approx 32 inches to 1 statute mile.

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        Odes pindaricas posthumas de Elpino Nonacriense.

      Coimbra, Na Imprensa da Universidade, 1801. - 258 pp., (1 l.). Page 6 incorrectly numbered "9". 16°, contemporary crimson morocco (very small hole to upper joint near head of spine), flat spine gilt, black morocco lettering piece, gilt letter, covers with gilt borders and elaborate gilt design on edges, inner dentelles gilt, paste-decorated endleaves, red silk ribbon place marker, all text-block edges gilt. In very fine condition. Bookplate of Joaquim Pessoa. ---- FIRST EDITION, with page 6 in its original state. Among the subjects of the odes are Vasco da Gama, André Furtado de Mendonça, João Fernandes Vieira, Dom João de Castro, Antonio Moniz Barreto, Duarte Pacheco Pereira, the Count Schaumbourg Lippe, and the Marquês de Pombal (to whom there are no less than four poems, including one on the reforms to Coimbra University). A second edition was published in London, 1820. The @Odes also were published as volumes V and VI of the author's @Poesias (Lisbon, 1807-17). Cruz e Silva developed a formidable reputation as a lyric poet and satirist. His @O Hyssope was a source of inspiration for Francisco de Mello Franco's famous burlesque poem @Reino da estupidez. Cruz e Silva based his poem on the quarrel between the bishop of Elvas, D. Lourenço de Lancastre, and the dean, D. José Carlos de Lara, which he witnessed first-hand while resident in Elvas from 1764 to 1774. As Bell recounts the tale, Cruz e Silva "was summoned to read his satire to the all-powerful [Marques de] Pombal in the presence of the infuriated bishop . the poem proved too much for the gravity of the minister, who appointed him a judge in Rio de Janeiro (1776)" (@Portuguese Literature pp. 273-4). Martins de Carvalho notes (p. 7) that many contemporaries considered @O Hyssope "muito superior" to Pope's @Rape of the Lock.Of humble origins (his father was a carpenter who abandoned the family to emigrate to Brazil, while his mother supported them working as a seamstress), Cruz e Silva (Lisbon 1731-Rio de Janeiro 1799) studied law at Coimbra. He co-founded the Arcadia Ulyssiponense in 1756 and, while serving as a military judge, developed a formidable reputation as a lyric poet and satirist. Most of Cruz e Silva's poems remained unpublished until after his death. In July 1790 Cruz e Silva was sent again to Brazil to assist in trying the leaders of the Republican conspiracy in Minas, in which Tomás António Gonzaga, Claudio Manuel da Costa, Manuel Inácio da Silva Alvarenga and other men of letters were involved, and in December 1792 he became chancellor of the Relação in Rio. Six years later he was named councillor of the Conselho Ultramarino, but did not live to return home.---- Innocêncio I, 124 (without mention of the final leaf). Pinto de Matos (1970) p. 235. OCLC: 558581122 (2 copies at the British Library); 54335284 (University of Toronto, Cambridge University); 457860156 (Bibliothèque Nationale de France); 66100980 (Universiteit Maastricht); 249489950 (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin-Preussischer Kulturbesitz). Porbase locates four copies, in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Biblioteca João Paulo II-Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Biblioteca Geral da Universidade de Coimbra, and Universidade de Minho. Copac repeats the British Library and Cambridge University only. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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