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        A Journey from Prince of Wale's Fort in Hudson's Bay, to the Northern Ocean. Undertaken.... For the Discovery of Copper Mines, a North West Passage, in the Years 1769, 1770, 1771 &1772

      London: A. Strahan & T. Cadell 1795, 1st Edition. () xliv,458pp. + 1 leaf (ads/binder's direction). Very good. Quarto in quarter leather and marbled boards, rebacked with original gilt spine laid down, marbled endpapers, large folding engraved map (frontispiece) with a couple of faint stains, and 8 folding engraved plates (including plans and views).Generally a clean copy with nice margins, maps unbacked with some foxing to folding maps and views and adjacent leaves. TPL 445; Streeter 3642; Hill p.141. Hearne played an important roll in ascertaining the relation between Hudson Bay and the Arctic Ocean by his exploration of Coppermine River. The Hudson's Bay company had long been interested in investigating the reports of copper mines to the north and sent for him from Churchhill northward. Hearne was the first man to travel overland to the Arctic Ocean and he discovered Great Slave Lake..

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        The Environs of London: Being An Historical Account Of The Towns, Villages, And Hamlets, Within Twelve Miles of that Capital: Interspersed With Biographical Anecdotes

      A. Strahan, For T. Cadell, 1795. Leather Bound. Very Good. 4to. Full contemporary leather. A handsone set. 5 bands, 6 spine compartments. London: A. Strahan, For T. Cadell, 1792-1800. 1st edition. Internally excellent, with clean, white pages. Fine blue pebbled end pages. Boards have been professionally reinforced with parchment binding tape. Minor edge wear to extremities. Light chipping to spine decor. See our pictures. <br><br> Includes: Vol. I, County of Surrey, 593 pp. (Frontispiece map of Surrey, lovely plates, some hand colored) <br>Vol. II, County of Middlesex, 598 pp. (Frontispiece map of Middlesex)<br>Vol. III, County of Middlesex, 706 pp. <br>Vol. IV, Hertfordshire, Essex and Kent, 724 pp. (Frontispiece map of Essex and Kent, lovely plates, some loss to spine leather)<br>Vol. V, 493 pp. With the Supplement & An Historical Account of Those Parishes in the County of Middlesex Not Described in the Environs of London (493 pages) with nine plates, some folding. <br>Includes: 85 plates (3 colored), 5 vignette titles, 1 letterpress title, 3 maps (Surrey, Middlesex, Kent), 2 folding tables, 1 folding plan, 9468 plates (3 colored), 5 folding plates, 2 folding tables, 1 folding plan: (94 plates tot)A significant work in London biography and genealogy.

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        A JOURNEY FROM PRINCE OF WALES&#39;S FORT IN HUDSON&#39;S BAY, TO THE NORTHERN OCEAN. UNDERTAKEN BY ORDER OF THE HUDSON&#39;S BAY COMPANY, FOR THE DISCOVERY OF COPPER MINES, A NORTH WEST PASSAGE, &c. IN THE YEARS 1760, 1770, 1771, & 1772

      London: Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1795.. xliv,458,[2]pp. plus five folding maps and four folding plates. Quarto. Contemporary tree calf, expertly rebacked in modern calf, tooled in gilt, red gilt morocco label. Neat repairs to extremities, internally bright and clean. Contemporary ownership signature of a Brooklyn resident on front fly leaf noting purchase price of $2.50 in 1856. Very good. Hearne was sent by the Hudson&#39;s Bay Company in 1769 to find a northwest passage via Hudson Bay and to explore the country for copper mines which had been reported by the Indians. After two initial failures, Hearne reached the Coppermine River in December of 1770 and followed it to its mouth on the Arctic coast. On his return he discovered Great Slave Lake. As a result of Hearne&#39;s explorations, any theory of a western exit was disproved, and much was learned and reported about the natural history and Indian tribes of the region. Curiously, it is to the great French explorer, La Perouse, that we owe the publication of Hearne&#39;s narrative, for it was La Perouse who discovered the manuscript when he captured Fort Albany on Hudson Bay. After the British recaptured the fort, La Perouse insisted on the publication of the manuscript by the Hudson&#39;s Bay Company, which honored his request with this handsome quarto volume and its marvelous maps and plates. A classic of American travel, by "the first white man to gaze on the Arctic or Frozen Ocean from the northern shores of the continent of America" (Lande). LANDE 1120. STREETER SALE 3652. SABIN 31181. BELL H73. HILL 791. TPL 445.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Theory of the Earth, with Proofs and Illustrations

      Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 2 vols. Edinburgh: printed for Cadell and Davies, London, and William Creech, 1795. Vol. 3 (edited by Sir Archibald Geikie), London: Geological Society, 1899. 3 vol. including the posthumous third part edited by Sir Archibald Geikie for the Geological Society. Half-titles, 6 folding engraved plates, small embossed stamp to upper outer corner of title and a few other leaves of vol.1 & 2, foxing to plates and text of vol.1 & 2, large plate of Mont Blanc defective in sky area (skilfully repaired and fairly unobtrusive with c.4 x 3cm. section supplied in pen and ink like clouds), modern half calf, by Bayntun of Bath, spines with gilt rules and black morocco labels, original printed wrappers to vol. 3 laid down and bound in at end (backstrip rubbed and soiled), very slight fading to spines, 8vo, Edinburgh and London, 1795-1899. David Branagan's ownership inscription. ---- PMM 247; Horblit 52a, Norman 1131 - FIRST EDITION. Very rare; classic work on geology. "His fundamental conception - now accepted as a matter of course, but then entirely new - was the doctrine of uniformatarianism. The formation of the surface of the earth is one continuous process which can be studied entirely from terrestrial materials without cosmological or supernatural intervention...Hutton had no clear idea of the significance of fossils for the theory of gradual evolution and not all his theories are now accepted, but his central ideas of uniformatarianism and of the effect of small changes in nature leading eventually to gigantic transformations have had far-reaching consequences in their influence on Charles Lyell and Darwin." PMM..

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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        Limodorum nutans [Pl. 40]

      London: George Nicol, 1795-1819 [-1820]. Engraving, coloured by hand. Excellent condition. 21 x 15 inches. 23 3/4 x 18 1/4 inches. A fine image from the major work on the flora of India, Roxburgh&#39;s &#39;Plants of the Coast of Coromandel&#39;. A lavish work published over a 25-year period, depicting the plants life-size. A Scotsman by birth, Roxburgh studied medicine at Edinburgh University and made several voyages as surgeon&#39;s mate in East Indiamen before arriving at Madras in 1776 to take up the post of assistant surgeon. During the next few years, he spent much of his spare time studying the botany of the Carnatic, a region of southern India between the Eastern Ghats and the Coromandel coast. In 1779 he was stationed at Nagore, then in 1782 moved to Samalkot, a remote district 200 miles north of Madras with much flora in the adjacent hilly region. He remained at Samalkot until 1793 when he became superintendent of the Calcutta botanic garden, holding the office until his retirement in 1814. Before his appointment as the East India Company&#39;s botanist, Roxburgh had for some years "retained a painter constantly employed in drawing plants" which he then accurately described with added remarks on their uses. When he forwarded the first group of these drawings and descriptions to the Company&#39;s Court of Directors in England in 1791, they in turn forwarded them to Sir Joseph Banks who gave him his assent to the work on 4th July 1794. Jonas Drydander, Banks&#39;s librarian, was responsible for much of the editing, and dedicated to Roxburgh the genus "Roxburghia", the type specimen of which (Roxburghia gloriosoides). Cf. Dunthorne 269; Henrey III, 1289; Nissen BBI 1689

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        Nuova Raccolta di 100 Vedutine Antiche della Cittá di Roma e sue Vicinanze. Incise, e dedicate da Giovanni Brun a sua Eccelenza Rma. Monsr. D. Stanislao Sanseverino de&#39; Principi di Bisignano

      Rom, Presso il sud. Inc. 1795. 35 cm. Teil 1: gestochener Titel mit Vignette und 100 gestochene Ansichten auf 50 Tafeln, unten rechts signiert "Gio. Brun scul." Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung - Brunet IV, 903 - Cicognara 3847 - Thieme / Becker 27, 422 - Der erste Teil der Ansichtenfolge, es erschien noch ein zweiter Teil mit 35 Tafeln (70 Ansichten) des modernen Rom. Dieser Teil enthält überwiegend Ansichten antiker Bauwerke, außerdem Ansichten der Peterskirche, St. Maria Maggiore, Lateran, St. Paolo, Ponte Lamentano, Ponte Mammolo, Ponte Salario, Ponte Lugano. Breitrandiges Exemplar mit guten Abdrucken, der Einband hat Schabspuren, Rücken oben und unten abgestoßen, am Schnitt stellenweise leicht gebräunt - Sprache / Language: Italienisch / Italian -

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        The Mysteries of Udolpho, a Romance; Interspersed with some pieces of poetry (4 volumes)

      G.G. and J. Robinson, London, 1795. Third Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Good Condition. A mixed set with volumes I-III in the third edition (1795) and volume IV in the first edition (1794); uniformly bound in 1/4 leather over marbled boards. Hinges rubbed, split on volumes 2 and 3, but held firmly on by the cords, corners worn and bumped Scattered foxing, bookplates of Evan-Charles. Sutherland-Walker on the endpapers, general browning and wear to untrimmed page edges. Overall a charming set of this most famous of Gothic novels in a period binding. Volume 2 with the error on the title page reading volume IV (crossed out and corrected in pen). 428pp, 478pp, 463pp, 428pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). 4-volume set (complete). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 040649. .

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        Il Castello Di Otranto: Storia Gotica

      London: Molini, Polidori, Molini e Co, 1795. First Illustrated edition. Rebound one half calf with marbled paper to boards; gilt along edges of paper on boards & to edges of raised bands on spine. Black title plate to spine. Marbled endpages. Illustrated with black & white frontispiece & 6 black & white plates. Pages show some age darkening, mosreso to pages on either side of plates & to outer edges. Upper page edges soiled. Some faint waterstaining to upper pages, more visible on a few pages & plates toward centre of book. Some intermittent foxing, mostly to endpages & to plates. Light scoring in pencil to page 1-30. Contemporary gift inscription to the upper right corner of the first page.. First Edition in Italian. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Poems of -

      London: William Bulmer Shakespeare Printing Office, 1795. First thus. Large 4to (11-3/4 x 9-1/2 inches). With 5 wood-engraved full- page plates by Thomas and John Bewick & 8 wood-engraved vignettes by the Bewicks. xx, 76 pp. Mid 19th century straight-grained green morocco, t.e.g., by Hammond. Some foxing to title-page, else fine, in custom green cloth slipcase. Hugo 78; Ray, England, 50; Tattersfield JB50 . "Thanks to Bulmer, this is by far the handsomeest of contemporary volumes containing Bewick&#39;s work" (Ray)

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        Ruins at the Ancient City of Gour formerly on the banks of the river Ganges

      London: published for Thomas Daniell for Robert Bowyer, May 1795. Colour printed aquatint with hand-finishing by Thomas Daniell, on wove paper.19 1/4 x 25 1/4 inches. 21 x 27 1/2 inches. Rich, romantic view of an abandoned, ancient Indian city by Thomas Daniell Gaur, or Gour, is the name of what was once both a capital city and country in what is now Bengal, not far from the India-Bangladesh border. Apparently founded in the 6th century, it was the site of a Buddhist kingdom ruled by a man named Gopala. The Pala Dynasty, known to its enemies as the Lords of Gauda, reigned during the 8th century, and eventually was supplanted by the Sena Dynasty. No written record of Gaur exists prior to the Muslim Conquest of 1198 however. Since then, plunder, plague, neglect and the jungle have ruled. In addition, the course of the Ganges changed over the intervening period, lessening the region&#39;s usefulness. Very little remains of the city that was once there. Thomas Daniell here drew one of the more enduring ruins, what is probably the Great Golden Mosque or Bara Darwaza. It is intriguing from an architectural history view for its pointed arch and what appear to be octagonal towers. The Daniells&#39; Oriental Scenery is one of the finest illustrated works on India. Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture, and antiquities that graced the countryside. They then devoted a further thirteen years to publishing their remarkably accurate aquatints. In Britain, the impact was explosive. A cult of Indian architecture, landscaping and interior decoration arose, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as its centerpiece. The Daniells gave the English public their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement lay in their ability to blend the picturesque with the real, resulting in images that captured the European taste for sublime landscapes, while grounded in and faithful to their subjects. The Daniells brought the romance of the English landscape to the antiquities of India and provided England with an evocative vision of this wondrous country. Consisting of one hundred and forty-four views, published in six parts, the work was issued in seven stages: three sets of twenty-four plates titled Oriental Scenery with title dates of 1795, 1797, and 1801; twelve plates titled Antiquities of India dated 1799; twenty-four plates titled Hindoo Excavations dated 1803; twenty-four plates titled Views in Hindoostan dated 1807; and twelve further plates of Antiquities of India published without a title page in 1808. All plates were engraved by the Daniells and all are taken from their drawings save the twenty-four plates of Hindoo Excavations, which are after drawings by James Wales.

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        The United States Gazetteer: containing an Authentic description of the Several States. Their situation, extent, boundaries, soil, produce, climate, population, trade and manufactures. Together with the Extent, boundarires and population of their Respecti

      Philadelphia: F. and R. Bailey, 1795 [but 1794].. 12mo (6 4/8 x 4 inches). Engraved title-page. Engraved folding frontispiece map of the United States (small tear at the gutter), and 18 folding maps of Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, New Jersey, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Northwest Territory, Southwest Territory, Vermont and Virginia (some offsetting, some browning). Contemporary tree calf red morocco lettering-piece (rebacked to style, extremities bumped). Provenance: Contemporary ownership inscription of Dr. Alfred Whelen Paris, France, dated August 18th 1874 on front free endpaper, with his faint penciled signature on the title-page. "The maps I have drawn and engraved myself" (Scott "Preface") First edition of the first Gazetteer of the United States, with an early ownership inscription confirming the date of publication to be 1794 rather than 1795 as on the title-page. Philadelphia engraver and publisher Joseph T. Scott, along with fellow Philadelphian Mathew Carey, was one of the first American cartographic publishers: "The maps I have drawn and engraved myself, and I trust they will be found, on examination, as accurate as circumstances would admit, and probably more so than any collection of maps that has hitherto been published in the United States" (Scott "Preface"). Scott&#39;s gazetteer includes some of the most important early maps of the new "western" territories, as well as quite accurate depictions of the developing eastern states. Evans 29476; Sabin 78331; Howes S237. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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        VISTA DE LA CIUDAD DE SANTIAGO DE CHILE DESDE LA FALDA DEL CERRO DE SANTO DOMINGO

      [Np, probably Madrid]: "Brambila lo delineó y gravó," [nd, ca. 1795].. Copper engraved landscape view, 30.4 x 45.2 cm. Paper watermarked "Ynfantado." In fine condition, with wide margins. Mounted. This fine view of the city of Santiago is one of very few original publications deriving from the Malaspina expedition to America, Australia, and the Pacific in the 1790s. Court intrigue and controversies in Spain meant that no official publication of the voyage ever appeared despite the original intention to produce a huge published account in the style of the French "grand voyages." It was with such a publication in mind that the expedition was designed to include a number of artists to record landscape as well as scientific and anthropological observations. The Milanese artist, Fernando Brambila, was commissioned, along with his fellow artist, Ravenet, to work on the latter part of the expedition, joining Malaspina&#39;s ships in Acapulco on their return from the northwest coast. Brambila stayed with the expedition from September 1791 until its return to Cadiz in September 1793. Aboard the Atrevida he drew views of Guam, the Philippines, Macao, Vavao, Chile, and Argentina. In Spain he prepared some of his drawings for engraving, in anticipation of the full official publication of the voyage - which never eventuated. Brambila became Director of Landscape Painting at the Academy of San Fernando, and later was attached to the court of Fernando VII. He died in Paris in 1842. His original drawing for this fine engraving survives in the Bauza collection at the University of Santiago; it is reproduced by Serrano (LOS PINTORES DE LA EXPEDICIÓN DE ALEJANDRO MALASPINA [Madrid, 1982], no. 154; see also Bonifacio de Carril, LA EXPEDICIÓN MALASPINA EN LOS MARES AMERICANOS DEL SUR. LA COLLECIÓN BAUJA 1789-1794 [Buenos Aires, 1961], plate X; and Julio Guillén y Tato, EXPOSICIÓN DE DIGUJOS Y GRABADOS DE LOS ARTISTAS QUE FIGURARON EN LAS EXPEDICIONES CIENTIFICAS [Las Palmas, 1952], no. 262; and Eugenio Pereira Salas, HISTORIA DEL ARTE EN EL REINO DEL CHILE [Santiago, 1965]). Serrano describes the drawing as "una espléndida vista de los campos que preceden a la ciudad, cuya silueta se observa al fondo...." Serrano also notes that Brambila&#39;s preparatory drawing for the engraving survives in the Museo Naval, Madrid.

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        A Voyage to Botany Bay

      London,: C. Lowndes and... H.D. Symonds, n.d. [circa 1795] &, 1801.. Octavo, engraved frontispiece and title vignette to the first work; a fine copy, completely uncut in original papered boards, spine partly defective, preserved in a folding cloth box. A desirable copy of an early pairing of the first two Barrington Botany Bay works; entirely as issued, uncut in original papered boards.By the time Barrington was transported to Botany Bay on the Third Fleet of 1791, his name was legendary in England due to his daring criminal exploits. Chapbook accounts of his trial were bestsellers, and unscrupulous London publishers were quick to exploit his notoriety to market a string of books on transportation and the new colony.The first work to bear his name was A Voyage to Botany Bay, which first appeared in 1795. A number of editions were published in this form, some dated, some undated as here; all editions are scarce. So popular was this account that A Sequel to Barrington's Voyage was issued in 1800. It was quickly reprinted in 1801, at which time the publisher then released the two works together, of which the present copy is an unusually fine example.Although these titles were certainly not the work of Barrington, they nonetheless provided considerable detail on eighteenth-century New South Wales not available elsewhere. Their popularity points to an English public whose appetite for news of the new colony was not satisfied by the more prestigious and expensive journals of the First Fleet officers.Garvey, 'George Barrington', AB17 & AB18; Wantrup, 26 (second work).

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        The Holy Bible, Ornamented with engravings by James Fittler from elebrated pictures by old masters

      A magnificent copy, of one of the most beautiful 18th century English Bibles, bound by C. Hering. 1795. London. Thomas Bensley. Two thick volumes in 4to (316 mm x 248 mm). Complete copy with 74 plates and two frontispieces. A most attractive slightly later English ?grain-long? red morocco gilt, signed by Hering, spine in compartments, lettered and tooled in gilt, boards with gilt fillets forming rectangles and with corner pieces, edges gilt, inner dentelle gilt, silk endpapers, magnificent binding, only slightly rubbed in hinges and corners, else fine. Generally remarkably fresh and clean, only a little offsetting to folios facing plates, a few foxing spots, else excellent. First edition illustrated by James Fittler. A profusely illustrated Bible; with 74 plates and two frontispieces, engraved by Fittler after Ryley, Van Dyck, Correggio, Rubens, Durer, Rivera, Coypel, Smirke, Rosso, Cortona, amongst many others. Certainly one of the most beautiful Bibles produced in England in the 18th century. The binding is signed by the foremost English binder of the 19th century, with his ticket on the reverse of the front endpaper. Several divisional titles, large paper copy, text in two columns, with excellent distribution of the text and beautiful typography. Misprint in Mark 7:27 ?Let the children first be killed? instead of ?filled?. Herbet, 1394.

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        The manual of liberty: or testimonies in behalf of the rights of mankind; selected from the best authorities, in prose and verse, and methodically arranged

      London : printed for H. D. Symonds, No. 20, Paternoster Row, 1795. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: [2],v,[3],406p. ; 8°. Halkett and Laing identify the compiler as - Marshall. ESTC citation no.: T79990. Subject: Liberty, Civil Rights, Human Rights - Quotations, maxims, etc. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Gilt cross-bands. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Abruzzo / Ultra

      Rara carta geografica del sud dell' Abruzzo, pieghe editoriali mm 350x435

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        The American youth&#39;s instructor; or, A new and easy guide to practical arithmetic Wherein the rudiments of common arithmetic, vulgar the decimal fractions [sic], the extraction and use of the square and cube roots, &c. are so easily treated of, and so plainly demonstrated, that any person may, of himself (in a short time) become acquainted with every thing neccessary to the knowledge of business. : To which is added a postscript for the use of country youths in particular; shewing how to measure any regular piece of timber, tyling, thatching, brick-work, or piece of land; as also how to gauge any cistern, piece of malt, or common cooler, tub, or cask. : The whole designed for such as have hitherto neglected or have not had opportunity of being acquainted with figures; and attempted in natural and familiar dialogues, in order to render the work more easy and diverting, as well as useful to learners. Recommended by several writing-masters and accomptants

      Dover (New Hampshire), Bragg 1795. 16 cm. 4, 260, 7, (1) Seiten Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit - Osborne Coll. vergleiche 707 - The most popular early American "reader reckoner". Mathematisches Lehrbuch mit Grundrechenarten, Dreisatz, Prozentrechnen, Brüchen, Wurzeln usw. Dieses Exemplar enthält den meist fehlenden Anhang "Federal money" mit Rechenbeispielen. Ecken restauriert, stellenweise gebräunt, Vorsatz und Titel in der Ecke ergänzt, letztes Blatt geringer Textverlust - Sprache: Englisch / English -

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        PROVINCIAL COPPER COINS OR TOKENS, issued between the years 1787 and 1796, engraved by Charles Pye of Birminghm from the originals in his own possession

      London & Birmingham published for the engraver by John Nichols; T. Egerton, (1795).. FIRST EDITION, no date circa 1795, advertisment leaf date 1795. Tall 8vo, 250 x 145 mm, 10 x 5¾ inches, engraved title with vignette, 36 engraved plates of coins, each plate illustrating obverse and reverse of 5 coins, 1 showing 10, engraved title is followed by a one page Advertisement by Charles Pye from Birmingham, dated Sept. 1, 1795, 3 pages of index follow plates, no other text, bound in old half leather over marbled sides, gilt rules and title to spine. Marbled paper well worn and slightly chipped, corners worn and bumped, spine rubbed and slightly chipped at head, gilt worn, upper hinge just starting to crack, inner paper hinges cracked, but binding tight and firm, endpapers lightly foxed, small light crease to lower outer corner throughout, a few plates lightly foxed in the upper margin, small area of worming in upper margin of last page of index and on rear pastedown, rear endpaper missing. A good copy of a rare coin book. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE BRITISH EMBASSY TO CHINA, IN THE YEARS 1792, 1793

      1795. ANDERSON, Aeneas. A NARRATIVE OF THE BRITISH EMBASSY TO CHINA, IN THE YEARS 1792, 1793, AND 1794; CONTAINING THE VARIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE EMBASSY, WITH ACCOUNTS OF CUSTOMS AND MANNERS OF THE CHINESE; AND A DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY, TOWNS, CITIES, &C. &C. London: Printed for J. Debrett...1795. [a2, b4-c4, B4-2Q4] 278 pp. + [2] + [24] pp. 4to., original calf boards, corners and edges worn, backstrip missing, half bound with cloth tape, of which the top 5 inches is missing. Owner&#39;s nautical bookplate to front pastedown, with small clipping noting the American edition tipped in. Small auction sticker affixed to blank verso facing title page. Minimal foxing in the text. Appendix: Remarks on Board his Majesty&#39;s Ship the Lion, in the Yellow Sea. (Cordier 2386) An account of the important Macartney Embassy to China. Complete, sold with all faults of condition.

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        Anfangsgründe der antiphlogistischen Chemie

      Finely engraved frontis. port. of Girtanner. 2 p.l., [7]-16, 466 pp. 8vo, cont. half-sheep & speckled boards (minor rubbing), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Berlin: J.F. Unger, 1795. Second edition, corrected and greatly enlarged, of the first German textbook of chemistry based on the antiphlogistic system. Girtanner (1760-1800), a native of Switzerland, practiced medicine at Göttingen. He had lived in Paris for some time where he got acquainted with the leaders of the new chemistry. In 1791, he published a German translation of the new chemical nomenclature and in 1792 he published the first edition of the present work which for the first time gave a detailed exposition of Lavoisier&#39;s system to the German public. In this edition, he frequently refers to objections made by J.B. Richter, who had been converted to Lavoisier&#39;s theory after reading Girtanner&#39;s book but had raised some pertinent questions. In the preface Girtanner eulogizes Lavoisier whose death had occurred after the publication of the first edition. A fine, fresh, and tall copy. Girtanner&#39;s portrait appears in this edition for the first time. &#10087; Cole 525. D.S.B., V, p. 411. Neville, I, pp. 525-26. Partington, III, pp. 589-90. .

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        Travels Of Anacharsis The Younger In Greece

      Dublin: M. Mills, 1795. 3rd Edition. Full Leather. Good. 8vo. Complete 5 volume set. 4 text volumes and the atlas volume which contains 31 maps and plates all either folding or double page. The books are all bound in full original or contemporary leather. with gilt titles and decorations on the spines. Joints are solid with some rubbing. Leather a little dried. Text volumes are all clean but the atlas volume has some browning throughout.

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        A System Of The Laws Of The State of Connecticut (Volumes I and II)

      First Editions by Self-published, Windham [Conn.]: 1795 & 1796. Both volumes have recently been rebound in 1/2 dark brown calf and brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spines. Both are small octavos measuring 8" by 5 3/4" with the pages of the text blocks uniformly tanned to only a slight degree. Without dust jackets as they most likely never had jackets. This set was the first American law text. Vol. #2 has the list of subscribers which includes George Washington, John Adams and a number of others in Washington&#39;s cabinet, but not Jefferson or Hamilton. (Aaron Burr is listed under one of the New York subscribers.) (Sabin, 94078) Everett Goodwin , whose doctoral dissertation The Magistracy Rediscovered: Connecticut 1636-1818, wrote that Swift&#39;s work was "a milestone for several reasons: it was the first comprehensive treatise on American law of any kind. It became a manual of instruction not only in Connecticut, but in much of the frontier region all the way to Ohio. And, most important, it was the first step in Swift&#39;s almost singlehanded articulation of a new paradigm for the concept of adjudication in Connecticut." (Collier: The Literature of Connecticut History, p. 165)

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        Esquisse d'un tableau historique des progrès de l'esprit humain. Ouvrage posthume

      Paris: Chez Agasse, L'an III de la République, [1795] First edition. Contemporary half calf, flat spine decorated in gilt with red morocco lettering-piece, head of spine neatly repaired. . Octavo. A few brown marks, paper flaw on pp. 345/6 with text slightly affected. Overall a good, clean copy. "Unlike Godwin, he does not preach absolute equality, but equality of opportunity. While progress is limited by human nature, as men desire freedom, so they will obtain it and the equality that goes with it. Knowledge of this can come only from proper education, and this explains Condorcet's zeal to improve it. Despite his aversion to religion, his ethical theory stresses human impulses of sympathy and social feelings; it exercised considerable influence on Comte. But it is as the most fully developed exposition of the progress of man that Condorcet's work is now remembered, and it is this which has given it its lasting appeal" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 246).

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        Der Heilige Krieg, wie derselbe geführet wird von Christo Jesu, dem ewigen und allmächtigen König, wider den Teuffel, den Fürsten der Finsterniss, um und über die menschliche Seele, beschrieben von Johannes Bunian

      Baltimore: Samuel Saur, 1795. Very Good -. [8], 304 p.; 17 cm. Signatures: pi4 A-2B6 2C2 (12mo). Contemporary half calf; red morocco spine label with gilt-tooled decoration and title: Heiliger Krieg. Marbled paper over boards. Woodcut head-pieces and tail-pieces. Evans, 28371; Bötte & Tannhof, First Century of German Language Printing in the U.S.A., 964. Translation of: The Holy War. "Nunmehro aber allen, die lieber unter Christo ein seliges, als unter dem Satan ein unseliges Leben führen wollen, im Hoch-deutschen nachgeführt." Pages 198-201 are substituted for pp. 150-153, which are lacking (this mistake in binding is found in some copies, but not all). Errors in pagination found in all copies: pp. 97-240 are misnumbered 98-241. Errors in signing found in all copies: B3 missigned B5, L3 missigned J3, N3 missigned R5, T2 missigned T3, T3 is missigned T5, U2 is not signed, and U3 is missigned U2. Small label on front free endpaper verso with initials in pencil: Mgh. Lacking frontispiece found in some copies. Otherwise in Very Good- Condition: edges are rubbed; corners bumped, particularly upper front corner; leather separated for 2 cm. from tail along front joint and 1 cm. across spine; light foxing and occasional soiling throughout. A solid copy of this scarce German translation of John Bunyan&#39;s The Holy War.&

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        [K 620]. Die Zauberflöte... Clavier-auszug von Carl Zulehner. Piano-vocal score, with violin part in score to overture]

      Mainz: Schott [PN] 178. ]1795]. Oblong folio. Contemporary paper boards. 1f. (decorative title page), [1] (blank), 2-135 pp. (slightly foxed, soiled and stained). With early owner&#39;s signature (G.W. Wolfram) to title. & & Binding worn and rubbed, spine defective. Occasional signs of wear, soiling, staining and foxing, but in very good condition overall. . A scarce early edition. Kochel 6 p. 712. Hirsch IV 190. BUC p. 704. CPM Vol. 41 p. 173. RISM M4783. & & Mozart&#39;s only work in the popular genre of "magic" opera, first performed on September 30, 1791 in Vienna at the Theater auf der Wieden to a libretto by the theatre manager who commissioned the work and played the part of Papageno, Emanuel Schikaneder. & & "Die Zauberflöte is distinguished from the bulk of contemporary Singspiels not merely by the quality of its music but also by the serious meanings that underlie what on the surface may seem childish pantomime or low comedy." The New Grove Vol. 12 p. 721. It became immensely successful, and numbers from it were issued individually shortly after the premiere.

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        El Rey Reverendo en Christo padre obispo de la iglesia catedral de Arequipa, de mi consejo. En vista de lo representado por el Cura de la Doctrina de Chala Don José Narciso Dongo

      The Chala Doctrine; in what appears to be an exceedingly rare Limenian imprint. 1795. San Lorenzo [Lima]. In folio (280 mm x 194 mm). 2 ff. Custom made recent half calf over marbled paper, front cover lettered in gilt, virtually perfect. Insignificant pin hole sized marginal worm hole, excellent copy. A most intriguing imprint; claims to have been printed in San Lorenzo (Spain), but bears all the marks of having been printed in Lima (Peru). Vargas Ugarte, arguably one of the foremost Limenian bibliographers, gives it as a Lima imprint, but he was not able to locate the printing house, nor he could find but one single copy in the Library of the Seminario de Lima. Describes the conflict and absolution of Narciso Dongo, a priest from the Chala doctrine in Arequipa; his escape from Arequipa to Lima, the evolution of the trial and evidence, and Navio Aquiles. An extremely rare imprint. Vargas Ugarte en ?Impresos Peruanos? X, 316. Not in Medina

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        Saturday evening The Husbandman&#39;s return from labour

      London: J. Brydone, 31 January 1795. Stipple-engraving, by William Nutter, after Bigg. 18 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches. 20 7/8 x 24 5/16 inches. A fine stipple engraving depicting a rural idyll in 18th-century England. The image shows a family outside the door of their cottage. The father has just returned from the field. His wife hands him his youngest child, whom he kisses fondly. His other four children are gathered companionably to his left: the eldest daughter sits quietly darning some stockings, her younger sister washes a younger brother. A second brother watches attentively as a pair of piglets eat the scraps from a wicker basket. What became known as the "deserving poor" was an ever growing Romantic concern throughout the 19th century, as the industrialization of England took hold. The Romantic ideal of families living in a hard but harmonious relation to the soil was already in 1795 fading away, as the long process of enclosure deprived people like these of the land they worked, forcing them to seek jobs in towns. So this was, at the time of publication, an already somewhat nostaligc look a rural family life. William Bigg "was a pupil of Edward Penny, R.A., and by choice of his subjects at least a faithful follower of his master. In 1778 he entered the Academy schools. Bigg delighted in depicting... children. The first of many engaging works of this class was exhibited in 1778, &#39;Schoolboys giving Charity to a Blind Man.&#39; It was followed a year later by one similar, &#39;A Lady and her Children relieving a Distressed Cottager.&#39; Besides these his &#39;Palemon and Lavinia,&#39; the &#39;Shipwrecked Sailor Boy,&#39; and &#39;Youths relieving a Blind Man&#39; were highly popular works, and were all engraved. Two good pictures from his easel are preserved in the Cottonian Museum at Plymouth.... by choice of subjects and general manner of treatment he would rightly be classed with Wheatley and Morland. He was highly popular in his day, and the best engravers were employed upon his work." (DNB)

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        The Holy Bible; Bound with Cartons of Raphael D&#39;Urbin

      London: R. Bowyer, 1795. Two volumes complete, unpaginated, collates A-9I2v (as Herbert), with Cartons of Raphael D&#39;Urbin (7pp) at the end of volume two. Full morocco, raised bands, spines in six panels, title to second panel, volume to third, remaining panels with small quadrilobe device to centre, place of publication and date to foot, all in gilt, covers with single fillet border and small fleuron corner pieces, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, all edges gilt and marbled, marbled endpapers, leather joints. Slightly rubbed to extremities, couple of minor bumps and scrapes. Internally some light browning and off-setting, repair to head of frontispiece, but generally quite clean. Previous owners bookplate to ffep, old booksellers description tipped in to front pastedown. Engraved titles and engraved plates by Fittler after Durer, Rembrandt and Rubens amongst others. Binding is by Kalthoeber, with his (oxidised) ticket to reverse of front marbled endpaper. Herbert 1394, with the misprint at Mark vii, 27, &#39;Let the children first be killed&#39; instead of &#39;filled&#39;. Bound in at the rear is the 7pp &#39;Cartons of Raphael D&#39;Urbin&#39;, with the plate and additional engraved title (Estc N61186), showing only five locations worldwide. First Thus. Full Morocco. Good+. Illus. by Fittler, James. 4to.

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        The Holy Bible Ornamented with Engravings by James Fittler from Celebrated Pictures by Old Masters [2 Vols]

      London: R. Bower 1795. () Very good. Octavo. Black textured leather covered boards with gilt decoration on covers and spine; Gilt lettering on spine with five raised bands. Light wear and rubbing to corners and edges of spine. Decorative blue and orange marbled papers (lightly worn and discoloured at edges and in gutters). Bookplate from previous owner affixed to front pastedown. B / W frontis as well as many other beautiful B / W illustrations and plates throughout. Some foxing and light staining throughout (more so on first couple of pages and plates). All outer edges of text block gilt. A beautiful set. An very handsome set of bibles in an early contemporary binding. Illustrated beautifully with copper plate engravings depicting scenes from the bible. Crest on the front covers matches that on the book plate- showing that is was a binding made specifically for the owner..

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        A Summary View of Heraldry in Reference to the Usages of Chivalry and the General Economy of the Feudal System : with an Appendix Respecting Such Distinctions of Rank As Have Place in the British Constitution

      Edinburgh : Printed By Mundell & Son London Sold By Messrs. Nicol, Egerton, Edwards, Faulder, Hookham & Carpenter, And Vernor & Hood, 1795. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : [2], xvi, 319, [1]p. : 8vo. Subject: Heraldry - Chivalry - Feudalism - Knights & Knighthood -Great Britain - Early works to 1800. Notes: The titlepage is engraved and signed at the foot: D Lizers sculpt. With a list of subscribers. ESTC t139673. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Conjunto de 38 Alvarás Régios, Cartas de Lei, Resoluções, Decretos e Determinações relativos á criação e funcionamento do Conselho do Almirantado [ENCADERNAÇÃO ARTÍSTICA.]

      - publicados entre os anos de 1795 e 1798. Fólio de 28x20 cm. Com 133 fólios numerados manualmente. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com super-libris real de D. Maria I cercado com uma coroa de flores com o titulo 'Conselho do Almirantado'. Magnifica encadernação inteira de pele com ferros a ouro nas pastas, seixas e lombada, magnificas guardas em papel decorativo marmoreado. O Conselho do Almirantado foi criado por decreto de 25 de Abril, e 20 de Agosto de 1795, e confirmado por Carta de Lei de 26 de Outubro de 1796. Location/localizacao: 7-A5-A-1

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        The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England (16 vols.)

      London: William Pickering "A New Edition: by Basil Montagu, Esq." The most desirable edition of Bacon&#39;s works, this set in a contemporary binding by W.&E. Pickering of Bath; 3/4 brown leather over marbled boards w/ matching marbled edges and endpapers. Good plus; boards rubbed, leather scarred, top edges a little darkened. Each volume has the armorial bookplate ("Veritas Vade Sequor") of Robert Rae on the front pastedown and his signature on the first blank page. He must have had an extensive and significant library. I believe this is the Robert Rae born 1795 somewhere near Glasgow, whose son of the same name was one of the founders of the Scottish Temperance movement. Bindings are tight and pages are mostly bright and clean; there are a few places with minimal foxing. Points: there is no frontispiece in vol. 1, Essays (1825); facsimile letter appears after table of contents. Letter is foxed, but there is very little in the text around it. The folding plan of &#39;Advancement of Learning&#39; in vol. 2, 1825 (following contents) has been misfolded and is browned at the edge but not torn. The first page of text in vol. 1 is labelled Vol. III; that of vol. 2 labelled Vol. I; that of vol. 3 has a tiny &#39;3&#39;. These three printed by "Thomas White, Printer,/Johnson&#39;s Court." Vol. 4, Natural History, 1826, has a frontis (somewhat foxed) of Bacon and an engraved fly-title page before the text. Printed by "Thomas White, Printer,/11, Crane Court." Vol. 5, 1826, has "Thomas White, Printer,/Crane Court." in the rear only; obverse of title page is blank. Vol. 7, 1827, has a frontis w/ 3 images. Vol. 8 has an engraved facsimile of the 1620 title page as a frontis. In vol. 9, 1828, Thomas White has moved back to Johnson&#39;s Court. Vol. 12, 1830; this and succeeding vols. have the printer&#39;s imprint: "C. Whittingham, Tooks Court,/Chancery Lane." This was Whittingham the younger, whose uncle and later partner had founded the Chiswick Press, which he was to take over on his uncle&#39;s retirement. It was the beginning of a long and very productive relationship between Whittingham and Pickering. Vol. 14 was published 1831; vol. 15 appeared in 1834, along with the final volume, &#39;The Life of Francis Bacon&#39; by Montagu, numbered the reverse of usual, with the preface in Arabic numerals, and 498 pp. of text in Roman numerals entirely, followed by many unnumbered pages of notes, and an index to the notes. This vol. has the printer&#39;s imprint in the rear only, and the sheets are labelled &#39;Vol. XV&#39;, as are the sheets in the other vol. 15. . Hard Cover.

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        SCHERZI POETICI E PITTORICI

      Parma: Co&#39; Tipi Bodoniani, 1795. FIRST EDITION (there is a variant first edition with different coloring of the plates). Hardcover. The Activities of Bodoni&#39;s Cupids Portrayed With Special Neoclassical Charm and Elegance. 298 x 225 mm (11 3/4 x 8 7/8"). [54] leaves of text (including engraved title). FIRST EDITION (there is a variant first edition with different coloring of the plates). EXTREMELY PLEASING CONTEMPORARY VELLUM, HANDSOMELY GILT, over substantial boards, raised bands, six spine compartments, four with (two different styles of) elaborate gilt diapering, two with labels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In an excellent sturdy buckram folding cloth box with leather label. Engraved pictorial title page and 40 VERY FINE SEPIA-TONED ENGRAVINGS featuring the activities of cupid among susceptible humans and allegorical figures, THE ENGRAVINGS WITHIN ELEGANT FRAMES OF NEOCLASSICAL DESIGN (the frames in black and white), the illustrations engraved by Francesco Rosaspina from designs by José Teixeira Barreto, the frames done by Giacomo Mercoli. Brooks 600; Graesse VI, 169. Corners a bit bumped, rear cover with two yellow rectangular stains (consisting of thin lines in the shape of the bottom edges of a book), very minor soiling to the vellum elsewhere, but the original decorative binding solid and with an especially attractive spine. Two leaves with trivial soil, otherwise AN EXQUISITE COPY INTERNALLY, the lovely plates richly impressed, the paper as bright and fresh as one could hope for, and the margins vast. This is a beautifully illustrated book that epitomizes the neoclassical style. Its 40 brief poems, written with elegance rather than passion, are all about love. The pictures and poems complement each other very well, both in their serene mood and their contents. The neoclassical line drawings are similar to, but a good deal more subtle and delicate than, the work of Flaxman, and the elegant frames, featuring cameos, shafts of wheat, griffins, and many other motifs inspired by the art of Pompeii, are described by Brooks as "of extraordinary delicacy." Giovanni Gherardo de Rossi (1754-1827), best known for his sprightly comedies, was a banker, poet, classical scholar, and critic. He served for a time as director of the Portuguese Academy of Fine Arts, which may explain the choice of the little-known but obviously talented Portuguese artist José Teixeira Barreto (also known as Giuseppe Tekeira, 1763-1810) to design the illustrations. Giambatista Bodoni (1740-1813) was simply the most important type designer, punchcutter, and printer in Italy during his day. He was responsible for some of the most graceful and immaculate books to be printed during the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century, and the present item is certainly to be counted among his most beautiful productions. The elaborately gilt vellum binding here is a style that is uncommonly seen, but it seems to be entirely appropriate for this work, lending an exterior refinement that clearly matches the volume&#39;s contents.

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        Scherzi poetici e pittorici

      (Parma: Bodoni, 1795). Octavo. (52)ff. A collection of epigrams, sonnets, and other poems concerning love and featuring Venus and Cupid, by the Italian poet de Rossi. Elegantly illustrated with engraved title and forty images by Francesco Rosaspina after Portuguese artist José Teixeira Barreto. Each image has the background colored with a yellow wash with the exception of image 34 which is colored with a rose wash. This is one of a small number of copies without the borders or titles to the images. The book&#39;s text block bears the hallmarks of a Bodoni production, namely a clean typeface set on a spare, uncluttered page. With marbled endpapers and a binding of nineteenth century mottled calf decorated with a three-rule gilt border and gilt dentelles. The spine is in six compartments with red and black morocco title labels and four gilt ornaments. Small wormholes to spine head and foot, else a fine copy of a truly elegant book from one of history&#39;s great printers. Bookplate of Italian publisher and bookseller Leonis S. Olschki. A.e.g.

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        American State Papers . . . Official Letters to the Honorable American Congress, Written, During the War . . ., By His Excellency, George Washington

      London: G.G. and J. Robinson, Cadell Junior and Davies, W. Richardson, et. al., 1795. Complete in original leather bindings with marbled endpapers. Vol 1 has viii introductory pages and 364 text pages. Vol 2 has 384 text pages. Tight binding with sound hinges. Clean pages with some very slight occasional foxing. Original leather binding shows some wear but is holding together quite well. Much of the gilt decoration and lettering has rubbed away. Remarkable content. Written by Washington while he was Commander in Chief of the Continental Forces. Letters run from 24 June 1775 to 31 December 1778. See Howes W142 and Sabin 101731.. First Edition. Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Contado / di Molise

      Rara carta geografica del Molise mm 350x435

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        Bibliotheca, quam reliquit Olavus Celsius Scaniæ & Blekingiæ episcopus, academiæ Carolinæ pro-cancellarius &c.

      publica auctione d. 31 augusti & singulis per sequentem mensem diebus, qui non festi sunt, Lundæ vendenda. Lund, J. Lundblad, 1795. 8:o. (8),282,(1) s. Ngt nött rött hklbd från 1800-talets andra hälft med stänkta snitt. Med en del blyertsmarkeringar. De första och sista bladen ngt fläckiga. Rättelsebladet på slutet insatt från ett annat ex. Ur Björck & Börjessons handbibliotek och med firmans stpl på pärmens insida.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 4461. Grunden till biblioteket var A. A. von Stiernmans samling som ärvdes av Celsius genom gifte. Detta är en av de mer betydande boksamlingarna som gått på auktion i Sverige, även om Celsius redan donerat viktiga delar av sitt bibliotek till olika offentliga institutioner

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        A Narrative of Travels in Northern Africa, in the Years 1818, 19, and 20; Accompanied by Geographical Notices of Soudan, and of the Course of the Niger with a Chart of the Routes and a Variety of Coloured Plates Illustrative of the Costumes of the Several

      George Francis Lyon (1795 - 1832) was an Arctic and African explorer.  In 1818, he was sent with Joseph Ritchie by Sir John Barrow to find the course of the Niger River and the location of Timbuktu.  A year later they had only got as far as Murzouk where they both fell ill. Ritchie never recovered and died there, but Lyon survived and traveled further around the region.  A year after he left, he arrived back in Tripoli, the expedition being a complete failure.  This book recounts details of that expedition.  Upon return, he was promoted and in 1821 - the same year this book was published - given the command of HMS Hecla on his second attempt.  Lyon was reputed to have genuine informed interest in the culture and inhabitants of the lands he visited. Wearing Arab/Muslim dress and learning fluent Arabic he managed to blend in with the inhabitants of North Africa.  In the Arctic, he was tattooed by the Inuit and ate raw caribou and seal meat with them.  He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1827. This volume features the original half leather binding over marbled boards with leather corners, marbled page edges, and marbled endpapers.  The contents are superior - clean and bright with only light intermittent spotting.  The large folding map and all 17 hand-colored plates are present.  The only previous ownership marking are some collector notes in pencil on the ffep and a stamp stating "Withdrawn" from "The James Humphreys Collection" on the title page verso.  The original binding is preserved, but considerably worn at the edges.  The hinges are split and bear a crude leather overlay reinforcement at the top and bottom of the spine, which keeps the boards attached to the binding.

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