Reuben Wood’s Library V

Political Economy – 21

Anecdotes of Junias        1.0.0
[Anecdotes of Junius: to which is prefixed the King’s reply.  Southampton: 1775; 54pp. 8vo; Dublin, 1788.]
Ans. to Pains Age of R         0.6.0
[Probaby Joseph Priestley, An Answer to Mr. Paine’s Age of Reason, Being a Continuation of Letters to the Philosophers and Politicians of France on the Subject of Religion; and of the Letters to a Philosophical Unbeliever.  London:  1794.]
Beaties Elements        2.19.7
[James Beattie, Elements of Moral Science, 2 vol., 1790-1793.  Beattie (1735-1803) was another figure in the Scottish Enlightenment.]
Burgh Political Desquisitions        3.0.0
[James Burgh, Political Disquisitions: or, An Enquiry into Public Errors, Defects, and Abuses.  Illustrated by, and established upon FACTS and REMARKS extracted from a Variety of AUTHORS, ancient and modern, CALCULATED To draw the timely ATTENTION of GOVERNMENT and PEOPLE to a due Consideration of the Necessity, and the Means, of REFORMING those ERRORS, DEFECTS, and ABUSES; of RESTORING the CONSTITUTION, and SAVING the STATE. London, 1774.]
Burlemark                1.5.0
[Burlamaqui, J[ean] J[acques].  The principles of natural law…. Translated into English by Mr. Nugent. The third edition, revised and corrected. London: J. Nourse, 1780. 8vo, 312 pp.; Vol. 2 published 1784.  An examination of the philosophy of natural law by a Swiss jurist, first published in 1747 and first translated into English in 1748. The Encyclopædia Britannica says of Burlamaqui that “his fundamental principle may be described as rational utilitarianism” (IV, 836); his works are considered a primary source of the theory voiced by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence.]
Desertatian                    0.7.6
[could be many things- I picked this one, based on other titles in the collection and Wood’s interests: Thomas Paine (1737-1809), Dissertation on first principles of government. To which is added, the genuine speech, translated, and delivered at the tribune of the French Convention, July 7, 1795. By Thomas Paine, author of Common sense, Rights of man, &c. Philadelphia: re-printed by E. Conrad, no. 100, Fourth, the second door above Race-Street, and sold by the booksellers, 1795; 42pp. 8vo.]
Essas on Trade           0.4.0
[perhaps Richard Cantillon, Essay on the Nature of Trade in General, written in French c. 1730 and first published in English 1755.]
Fable of the Bees                0.9.0
[Bernard Mandeville, The Fable of the Bees: or Private Vices, Publick Benefits. London: J. Roberts, 1714.  A very early text on economics and productivity.]
Godwins Political Justice    1.5.0
[William Godwin, Enquiry Concerning Political Justice and its Influence on Modern Morals and Manners.  London: 1793.  The book was another response to Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France (as was Paine’s Age of Reason).  It is “a critique of political institutions. Its vision of human perfectibility is anarchist in so far as it sees government and related social practices such as property monopoly, marriage and monarchy as restraining the progress of mankind.”]
Junias                0.15.0
[See below.  CH Phil Soc has a copy of “Heron’s Junius”; see Robert Heron, Junius, Philadelphia: Published by Samuel F. Bradford, 1804.  (Heron (1764 – 1807) was a Scottish writer and French translater at the University of Edinburgh.]
Juniases Letters        0.10.0
The letters of Junius: Stat nominis umbra, with Notes and Illustrations; Historical, Political. Biographical and Critical, By Robert Heron, Esq.  London: 1804.  Vol 1: 316 pp.  The Letters of Junius were a series of letters contributed to the Public Advertiser and first published in book form in 1772.  The letters were written to warn the British public that their historic rights and liberties were being infringed upon by the government.  The real identity of the nom de plume “Junius” has never been established.]
Kaimes Criticism            2.12.6
[Henry Home, Lord Kames, Elements of Criticism, 2 vol., 1762.  One of the leading figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, he proposed a “science of criticism” to standardize criticism of art, rhetoric and literature.]
Monroes politics                    0.13.0
[Possibly one of the few books authored by James Monroe and published before his presidency: A view of the conduct of the executive in the foreign affairs of the United States, as connected with the mission to the French Republic, during the years 1794, 5, and 6…. Philadelphia, 1797.  8vo; 400 pp.; or the first British edition: London: James Ridgway, 1798. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.5″); 126pp. Sabin 50020; Howes M-727.]
Nicholson’s Philosophy        1.18.0

[William Nicholson, An Introduction to Natural Philosophy, 1781.  Nicholson (1753-1815) was an early English scientist, chemist and inventor.  He translated numerous French scientific texts into English.]
Pains Age of Reason        0.5.6
[Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason; Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology.  Paris: 1794.  A critique of institutionalized religion that challeged the legitimacy of the Bible and led to a revival of deism. Published in three parts in 1794, 1795 and 1807, it was one of the first American bestsellers.]
Smiths Wealth of Nations    2.10.0
[Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, 1st ed. London 1776.]
Telemachus            1.0.0
[Possibly Francois Fenelon’s The Adventures of Telemachus, Son of Ulysses (1699), a scathing attack on the French monarchy.]
Utopia & Government    0.2.6
[Possibly Sir Thomas More, A Fruitful and Pleasant Work of the Best State of a Public Weal, and of the New Isle Called Utopia (1st English ed., 1551).
Wrights of Women            0.7.6
[Probably Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.  1st American Ed. Philadelphia, 1792; 2nd Boston: Peter Edes for Thomas & Andrews, 1792. 8vo (21.6 cm, 8.5″). 340 pp. Evans 25054.]
Federalist                    2.17.6
[,Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804), The Federalist: a collection of essays, written in favour of the new Constitution, as agreed upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787.  Written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. Each essay signed: Publius. New York:1788, 2 vol. 12mo.  First complete edition in book form.]
Murch’t? Book Keeping    0.5.6
[John London, merchant, A complete system of book-keeping, after the Italian method: in two parts. Part I. relating to theory, contains Rules for that Purpose never printed before in any Language; so few and short as to be learnt almost in an Instant, and retained without burthening the Memory; and so plain and perfect as that three Hours, or less, are sufficient to teach this whole Branch of it by them. – As also an Explanation of the Manner of keeping Accounts in two Sorts of Specie, namely, Domestic and Foreign for one and the same Article: without which neither Merchants who send Consignments abroad, or receive any Goods from thence for their own Accounts; nor Proprietors of Estates in Ireland, or else-where abroad, who reside here, can keep regular Accounts, and vice versa. – To which is added the Manner of keeping Bank, India, and other Stock after the Italian Method. – As likewise some Candid Animadversions on the erroneous and Imperfect Method of Book-Keeping taught and practised among us, contained in an Essay on Book-Keeping, &c. by Wm. Webster. Part II. relating to practice, contains a Plan of Commerce adapted to the Rules aforesaid, giving proper Examples of every Manner in which a Merchant can engage in Trade, and of the various Cases which may occur to him therein. -As also Directions how to apply the Italian Method of Book-Keeping, on the one Hand, to the Use of Warehousemen, Shopkeepers, &c. and of Proprietors of Estates, Stewards, &c. on the other. – Together with the Form of an Epitome, or Monthly Abstract of a Merchant’s Books of Account; very proper to carry always about him, not only for disburthening his Memory, and enabling him to carry on his Business with a less Capital, but to shew him the State of his Affairs, if his Books should be destroyed by Fire, or any other Accident. By John London, late of Tiverton, Merchant.  London, 1758; 2 vol. 4o.

Religion -10

A View of the Times            0.5.6
[Philalethes (Charles Leslie), A View of the Times: Their Principles and Practices in the first volume of the Rehearsals. London: W. Bowen, 1750.  The politics of the succession of the house of Hanover and its impact on the Church in England.]
1 Large Bible 1.0.0
Blairs Sermons            0.15.0
[Hugh Blair, Sermons, in 5 volumes published 1777-1801.  Blair (1718-1800) was a Presbyterian preacher and Professor of Rhetoric at the University of Edinburgh, one of the primary figures of the “Scottish Enlightenment.”]
Butlurs Analogy            0.12.0
[Joseph Butler (1692-1752), The Analogy of religion; natural and revealed, to the constitution and course of nature; to which are added, two brief dissertations on personal identity and on the nature of virtue. London: 1736.  300pp.]
Christ —–                0.3.6
[could be many things…
Davieses Sermons        2.0.0
[Samuel Davies (1723-1761), Sermons on the most useful and important subjects, adapted to the family and closet. By the Rev. Samuel Davies, … In three volumes. … To which are prefixed, a sermon on the death of Mr Davies, by Samuel Finley, D.D. and another discourse on the same occasion, together with an elegiac poem … by Thomas Gibbons, D.D.  London: 1766.  3vol. 8vo. Philadelphia ed. 1794.]
Evidence of Chris. Religion    0.3.3
[Susanna Newcome, An Enquiry into the Evidence of the Christian Religion; London, 1732;  or, Soame Jenyns, A View of the Internal Evidence of the Christian Religion; London, 1776.]

The Fashionable World    0.6.3
[Hannah More (1745-1833), An estimate of the religion of the fashionable world. By one of the laity.  London: T. Cadell, 1791; 270pp 8vo. CH Phil Soc has a copy; Porcellian Society 1831]
The history of the church    0.1.0
[Probably Joseph Priestly, A general history of the Christian church, from the fall of the Western Empire to the present time…. Northumberland [PA]: Pr. for the author by Andrew Kennedy, 1802–03. 8vo (21.6 cm, 8.5″). 4 vols. I:475pp. II: 539 pp. III:488 pp. IV: 480 pp.   Vol 1&2 were first published in 1790.  Shaw & Shoemaker 2933 & 4913.  The volumes are usually marked on the spine “History of the Church”.]

Phisical theology [Enquiry?]           0.7.7
[Henry Constantine Jennings (1731-1819) A physical enquiry into the powers and properties of spirit, and, how far by analogical inferences resulting from experimental and natural phænomena, the human intellect may be enabled to attain to any rational conception of omnipotence. [Chelmsford] printed by Clachar, Gray, & Co., 1787; 90 pp. 8vo.]

History and Biography – 28

The American Revolution        0.18.0

[(SNOWDEN, RICHARD) The American Revolution; Written in the Style of Ancient History.  Philadelphia Jones, Hoff; Jacob Johnson 1793; 1794 First edition First editions. 2 volumes. 12mo. xii, 226; (xii), 216pp. Sabin 85589.]
Antient Europe        2.0.0
William Russell (1741-1793). The history of ancient Europe, from the earliest times to the subversion of the Western Empire, with a survey of the most important revolutions in Asia and Africa, in a series of letters from a gentleman to his son, intended as an accompaniment to Dr. Russell’s History of modern Europe.   Porcellian Society 1831 has Russell’s Ancient Europe, 2 vols. 8vo.]
Baran Trink        0.11.0
[The Life of Baron Frederic Trenk, Containing His Adventures; His Cruel and Excessive Sufferings the Ten Years Imprisonment, at the Fortress of Magdeburg, by Command of the Late King of Prussia; Also Anecdotes, Historical, Political and Personal. Translated from the German by Thomas Holcroft.  Dublin, 1790.  First Biography Franz van der Trenck, 1711-1749, Austrian soldier and father of military music.]
Belknaps History of N.H.    2.10.6
[Jeremy Belknap, History of New Hampshire, 3 vol., 1784-1792.  Belknap (1744-1798) was called American’s best native historian by Alexis de Tocqueville.]
Carvins Travels            0.10.0
[Jonathan Carver (1710-1780), Three years travels, through the interior parts of North-America, for more than five thousand miles … together with a concise history of the genius, manners, and customs of the Indians … and an appendix, describing the uncultivated parts of America that are the most proper for forming settlements. By Captain Jonathan Carver, of the provincial troops in America.  Philadelphia: Printed by Joseph Crukshank, 1789; 300 pp. 12vo.]
Charles the 12th           0.5.0
[Probably Voltaire’s History of Charles XII, biography of the Swedish King, skilled military leader and politician (1682-1719).  The first English translation, by Tobias Smollett, was published in London in 1762.  An American edition was printed in Frederick, MD, in 1808.]
Galery of Portraits        0.7.6
[possibly Mirabeau, Gabriel-Honoré de Riquetti, comte de (1749-1791) Gallery of Portraits of the National Assembly, supposed to be written by Count de Mirabeau. Translated from the French. In Two Volumes.  Dublin: 1790.  2 v. 12 mo.]
Goldsmiths Rome            0.8.6
[Oliver Goldsmith, The History of Rome from the Earliest Times, (2 vol.), 1769.]
Goldsmiths England    0.6.6
[Oliver Goldsmith, An History of England in a Series of Letters from a Nobleman to his Son.  4 Vol. London: 1792.
Guthries Grammar            3.11.0
[William Guthrie, A New Geographical, Historical and Commercial Grammar (1770); “one of the most popular books of any kind published in Britain in the late 18th century.  It went through at least thirty editions….[and] “was known to everyone from the schoolboy to the philosopher.” Laird Okie, Augustan Historical Writing, p. 186.  An octavo size, 1,000 page combination travel book and almanac-like history and geography book.]
History of the Admirals   2.5.0
[possibly John Campbell (1708-1775), Lives of the British admirals: containing a new and accurate naval history, from the earliest periods. By Dr. J. Campbell. With a continuation down to the year 1779, … Written under the inspection of Doctor Berkenhout. The whole illustrated with correct maps; and frontispieces … In four volumes. London: 1779; 4 vol. 8vo. First ed. 1742.]
History of Caesar            0.8.0
[possibly, The Gallic and civil wars of Cæsar, translated into English, by the Rev. John Pullein Hawkey.  Dublin, 1788.]
History of Man            1.15.0
[Henry Home, Lord Kames,
Sketches of the History of Man. Edinburgh: W. Creech: London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1774. 4to (27.5 cm, 10.9″). 2 vols. I: 519pp. II: 507pp.]
?History of Rome                3.15.0
Humpries Works                0.10.0
[David Humphreys (1752-1818),  The miscellaneous works of Colonel Humphreys, late minister plenipotentiary to the court of Madrid.  New-York : Printed by Hodge, Allen, and Campbell, 1790. 748pp., 8vo; 2nd ed. 1804; Porc-
Humphreys’ Works, 8vo.]
Jefferson Notes                    1.6.0

[Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia; first ed. Paris 1784; first English ed. London 1787.]Volneys Travels in Amer.            1.7.0V
[C.F. Volney, “Description of the Climate and Soil of the United States of America,” 1803 (he visited 1795-1798).
Knoxes Essas            1.10.0
[possibly Alexander Knox (1757-1831), Essays on the political circumstances of Ireland, written during the administration of Earl Camden; with an appendix, Containing Thoughts ON The Will Of The People. And a postscript, Now First Published. By a gentleman of the north of Ireland. Dublin: 1798.  236 pp. 8vo.  Porc. 1831 has
Knox’s Essays, 3 vols. 12mo.]
The Life of Caesar                0.2.6
[either Samuel Clarke (1599-1682), The life & death of Julius Cæsar, the first founder of the Roman empire. As also the life and death of Augustus Cæsar in whose raign our Blessed Lord, and Saviour Jesus Christ was borne. London, 1665 (100pp. 4vo.); or Charles Coote (1761-1835), Life of Caius Julius Cæsar: drawn from the most authentic sources of information. London:  printed for the author; and sold by T. N. Longman, 1796.  284pp. 12mo.]
The Life of Oliver Cromwell  0.7.0
[Isaac Kimber, Edmund Gibson, Sir Thomas Pengelly and Edmund Waller,
The Life of Oliver Cromwell: Lord-Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.  London, 1743. 407pp.]
Millers Retrospect            1.15.6
[A Brief Retrospect of the Eighteenth Century. Part First; In Two Volumes: Containing A Sketch of the Revolutions and Improvements in Science, Arts, and Literature, during that Period. By Samuel Miller, A. M. One of the Ministers of the United Presbyterian Churches in the City of New-York, Member of the American Philosophical Society, and Corresponding Member of the Historical Society of Massachuesetts. Vol. I. Published According to Act of Congress. New-York: Printed by T. and J. Swords, no. 160 Pearl-Street, 1803.]
Modern Europe        5.5.0
William Russell (1741-1793). The History of Modern Europe, with an account of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; and a View of the Progress of Society from the Rise of the Modern Kingdoms to the Peace of Paris in 1763, in a Series of Letters by William Russell, L.L.D.  London: 5 vols., 1779-1786. 2nd American Edition: Philadelphia, 1802.  Procellian Society 1831 has Russell’s Modern Europe, 6 vols. 8vo.]
Powells history of 20 Months    0.10.0
[Probably Francis Plowden,
A short history of the British Empire during the last twenty months: viz, from May 1792 to the close of 1793. Two 1794 editions: G. G. and J. Robinson (London), or Dublin: Printed by P. Byrne, Grafton-Street, both approximately 390pp.]
Robertson’s Antient India       1.0.0
[William Robertson, An Historical Disquisition Concerning the Knowledge which the Ancients had of India (1791).  Robertson (1721-1793) was a Scottish historian and professor at the University of Edinburgh.]
Robertson History of Scotland    1.10.0
[William Robertson, The History of Scotland during the Reigns of Queen Mary and of King James VI… with A Review of the Scottish History Previous to that Period, 2 vol., 1794.  Robertson’s best known work.]
Robertson’s Charles 5th    3.15.0
[William Robertson, The History of the Reign of Charles V, 4 Vol., 1792.]
Robertsons History of America        0.18.0
[William Robertson, The History of America (4 vol., books 1-8, 1792; Books 9-10, 1796).]
The United Irishman         0.3.0
[This title appears to be the same as an anonymous work of fiction found in the University of Michigan library: The United Irishman: a tale; founded on facts …
Printed for the author, 1798.  Although listed as only 17 pages long, a later edition printed in Dublin by J. Cumming and Co. in 1819 appears to have been issued in two 12mo. volumes, copies of which are found at Villanova and the New York Public Library.  OCLC 37303059.   It could alternatively be a pamphlet found at Cornell authored by “Publicola,” A letter from a father to his son, a United Irishman: in the barony of Ards, in the county of Down. Printed in the year, 1797 (24 pages).

The Irish Rebellion of 1798 was led by a republican revolutionary group, the United Irishmen, which was inspired by the American and French revolutions to revolt against British rule over Ireland.  Since 1691 a minority of Protestant settlers loyal to the British crown had ruled the majority population of native Catholics.  The Society of United Irishmen was a joint group of protestants and Catholics who advocated for political reform and home rule.  An uprising and bloody guerilla war in the summer of 1798 was suppressed by British troops.  The French revolutionary government provided military support until their supply ships were defeated by the Royal Navy, leading to the collapse of the rebellion.  Sectarian massacres and atrocities were followed by increased political repression and the Act of Union of 1800, which removed the last vestige of Irish autonomy.  The struggle for Irish nationalism was supported by Thomas Jefferson and his “Democratic-Republican” followers, with whom Reuben Wood appears to have sympathized.]

Volneys Ruin                            1.3.0
[C.F. Volney, The Ruins, or Meditations on the Revolutions of Empires, first publ. in France in 1791; repub. in US in 1802]

Philosophy and Ethics -18

Anarcharsies in Greece    1.7.0

[Abbe Jean-Jacques Barthelemy, Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece.  1st ed. 1788 in French; 1799 ed. in English in 8 vol.  An imaginary travel journal of Anacharsis, a Scythian philosopher who traveled through Greece in the early 6th century BC.  The book fueled a passion for all things Greek in the early 19th century.]
Bennetts Letters            0.10.0
[John Bennett, curate of St. Mary’s Manchester, Letters to a Young Lady, on a variety of useful and interesting subjects, calculated to improve the heart, to form the manners, and enlighten the understanding.  Warrington, 1789.  2 vol. 12mo.  1st American edition Newburyport [Mass.] Printed and sold by John Mycall, 1792.]
Burke on the Sublime        0.16.0
[Edmund Burke, A Philosophical inquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, 1757.]
Chesterfields Letters    2.0.0
[Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl Chesterfield, Letters to His Son on the Fine Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman. 1746.
Condorsett                      0.5.0
[Condorcet, Progress of the Mind, Fr. Paris, 1795- UVa]
Essa on Truth                0.17.0
[James Beattie, An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, 1770?)
Edwards on free will        0.11.0
[Jonathan Edwards, An Inquiry into the Modern Prevailing Notions of the Freedom of the Will which is Supposed to be Essential to Moral Agency, Virtue and Vice, Reward and Punishment, Praise and Blame. 1st ed., 1754]
Harrises Hermes            0.12.6
[Hermes: or, a Philosophical Inquiry concerning Language and Universal Grammar. By James Harris, London, J. Nourse and P. Vaillant, 1751.]
Helvisias on Man            1.10.6
[CH Phil Soc has a copy of Helvetius on Man]
Holmes Sketches         2.0.0
[possibly Henry Home, Lord Kames (1696-1782), Six sketches on the history of man. Containing, the progress of men as individuals. … With an appendix, concerning, the propagation of animals, and the care of their offspring. By Henry Home, Lord Kaims, author of the Elements of criticism.  Philadelphia, 1776.  266pp. 8vo.]
Lavatur                        0.16.0
[Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), Swiss poet and physiogonomist.  Christian mystic. no editions in English?  Maybe this was another “Dutch book”]
Laille? Locke? on Human Understanding    0.10.0
[John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding.  London: 1690; First American edition: “An abridgment of Mr. Locke’s essay concerning Human Understanding.” Boston: Pr. by Manning & Loring for J. White, Thomas & Andrews, D. West, et al., 1794. 12mo (17.3 cm, 6.8″). 250 pp.  An inquiry into how we acquire ethical knowledge.]
Priestley’s Letters            1.10.0
[Joseph Priestley, Letters to a Philosophical Unbeliever, 1780; multi-volume set of books on metaphysics]
Paleys Philosophy                1.10.0
[William Paley, Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy, 1785; very influential and popular (15 ed. before author’s death in 1805) work; the author was a strong supporter of the colonies during the Revolution and advocated abolition of the slave trade.]
Senakes? Morals                    0.7.0
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus (ca. 4 B.C.-65), Seneca’s morals by way of abstract: Of benefits, Part I; Of a happy life; Of anger and clemency, Part. II; the third, and last part. Digested into XXVIII. epistles.  London: printed by Tho. Newcomb for Henry Broome, at the Gun in St. Pauls Church-yard, 1678 (3 vol); 1st American ed. Printed at Boston : by I. Thomas and E.T. Andrews, at Faust’s Statue, no. 45, Newbury-Street, 1792; 395pp. 12vo.]
Watts Logic            0.4.0
[Isaac Watts, Logic, or the use of Reason in the Inquiry After Truth with a Variety of Rules to Guard Against Error in the Affairs of Religion and Human Life, as well as in the Sciences; 1st ed. 1724.]
Zimmerman on pride            0.15.0
[ZIMMERMANN, Dr J[ohann]. G[eorg]. ESSAY ON NATIONAL PRIDE. To Which Are Added Memoirs of the Author’s Life and Writings. Translated From the Original German of the late Celebrated…By Samuel Hull Wilcocke. London: Printed for C. Dilly, 1797. 8vo, xl, 260, (23 as index)pp. Full mottled calf, red morocco spine label, gilt lettered, ex library, front joint starting, foxing to first and last few leaves, some loss at spine head and tail, otherwise a good copy. $150. ¶ First Edition, second (most desirable) English translation. Johann Georg Zimmermann was trained as a medical doctor; in 1768 he was appointed “His Britannic Majesty’s Physician” at Göttingen. He was later physician to Frederich II of Prussia, and after the death of “The Great” wrote two books concerning him. He was best known, however, as a popularizer of current philosophical and ethical ideas. Originally published in German in 1758 under the title Von dem Nationalstolze, the present volume, written during the Seven Years War, concerns patriotism and well argues a distinction between true and false national pride. A prior unauthorized English translation, issued in 1771, was rejected by Zimmermann; highly inaccurate, Zimmermann considered the translator “not only an ignorant fellow but a cheat” (Preface). Given current events, a most appropriate theme for study. Scarce. Lowndes p.3025.]
Zimmerman on Solitude        0.6.0
[ZIMMERMANN, [Johann Georg von]. SOLITUDE Considered with Respect to its Influence upon the Mind and the Heart, Written Originally in German by M. Zimmermann… Translated from the French by J.B. Mercier. The Second Edition. London: C. Dilly, 1791. 8vo, (4), vii, (1), 380pp. Half calf, red morocco label, marbled boards rubbed, joints weak, edges scuffed, overall very good. $125. ¶ An English translation of Zimmermann’s popular Über die Einsamkeit (1784). A successful physician, appointed in 1768 “His Britannic Majesty’s Physician,” Zimmermann (1728-95) was known as a popularizer of current philosophical ideas. In this work he discusses the edifying aspects of solitude. NUC lists UC Berkeley only.]

Foreign Language -6
Dutch books                0.11.6
A Dutch Book               0.2.6
a French Book              0.2.6
a French grammar         0.1.7
A french Grammar         0.8.0
A Large French book     0.6.6

Miscellaneous -5

1 lott of books                 37.2.6
1 book                             0.5.0
A book                             0.5.0
A Lott of papers                0.4.6
A Lott of News Papers        0.8.1

Unknown– 23

?A Small View                    0.3.0
?Astrolhology                     0.6.2
?Balance Garden [Balancie Garder?]  1.0.0?
Beauties History        1.0.0
[xBeatties? ?UVA, 1828- Le Beau’s History of the decline of the Roman Empire, Fr. Moestricht, 1780.
Canderie?  Conderse?  Condense?                0.6.1
[CH Phil Soc has Condorcet on the Mind]  Candide?
Canuclad                1.0.0
Cerise? Cevis’l? Travels                0.7.6
[Antoine-Marie Cerisier was a French journalist living in Amsterdam who worked with John Adams in the 1780s, but not sure if this is him…]
?Curvins (Curwin’s?) Speeches    0.17.6
?Davises Researches    0.17.6
?Grolisque ?                     0.7.1
?History of India            3.15.0
?Loyal Captiene &etc                   0.9.1
?Lysie’s Poems        0.3.6
[prob. not the Greek speech writer Lysias… he wrote orations]
Milses Philosophy                                      1.5.0
?Morgans Essas & Robertsons Illuminations    2.12.0
Nickerson Religions        0.7.6
[?nothing before 1800 Nic- / Relgions
?Bye Laws Poetry? Pailny?           0.2.6
?Sarrows overtis? Overtur?           0.10.0
?Spies of Parris?                0.1.0
Sullivants Lectures            1.2.6
?Thistons Memorials                0.7.6 (Whiston? Twiston?
?The Theory of Commerce    1.1.0


British Library- English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) printed items before 1801.

The Law Library of Congress Rare Book Collection

The printed Catalogue of the Dialectic Society Library (1821, at UNC-CH), gives the short titles of 1673 books.

The printed Catalogue of the the Philanthropic Society (at UNC-CH), Printed by J. Gales, Raleigh, 1822. .

UVA library catalogue, 1828;brand=default;

Porcellian Club Library, 1831


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