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        Catalogus Bibliothecae Historico-Naturalis Josephi Banks

      London,: W. Bulmer, 1796-, 1800.. Five volumes bound in four, octavo, extra-illustrated with two portraits of Banks, manuscript dedication to Baron Cobres on front endpaper of volume IV; a good set in old half calf with marbled boards, volume II not quite matching but with similarly marbled boards, sympathetically rebacked. Rare: the complete private library catalogue of Sir Joseph Banks, with a fascinating provenance. Only 250 copies were printed of this wonderful work, and sets are not often seen for sale, while complete sets are distinctly rare since the fifth volume is more often absent.The few examples that have come onto the market seem almost without exception to have had interesting associations, tending to confirm the supposition that the book was never really published for conventional public sale, being intended rather for presentation among Banks' wide and influential coterie. This set is no exception, with a manuscript note in a secretarial hand to the front endpaper of volume IV noting "Baron Cobres from Sir Joseph Banks". This is particularly appealing, as the natural history collection of the Baron Joseph Paul von Cobres was one of the most significant of its time. Indeed, the annotated catalogue of his collection, the Deliciae Cobresianae of 1782, is considered to be one of the three great private collection catalogues of the eighteenth century, together with the Bibliotheca Riviniana (1727) of the German botanist August Quirinus Rivinus, and this catalogue of Banks' library. It comes as no surprise to find that the Deliciae Cobresianae is listed in Banks' library.Just as intriguingly, a more recent note to the endpaper of the first volume also explains this set's unusual provenance, commenting that four of the volumes present here (I, III, IV, & V) were purchased from a descendant of James Sowerby; volume II, later added, bears the ownership inscription of the chemist W.T. Brande and the stamp of the Glasgow Philosophical Society. Sowerby was an influential natural history artist, perhaps best known to an Australian audience for his collaboration with James Edward Smith on A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland of 1793, the first separately published book on Australian botany. Sowerby also became heavily involved with Sir Joseph Banks.Banks' superb library was ultimately bequeathed to the British Museum. Many voyage writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Dalrymple and Burney among them, acknowledged the debt that they owed to Banks' library and to his generosity in making his books and manuscripts available to them.The catalogue was compiled by Jonas Dryander, the Swedish botanist who succeeded Solander as Banks' librarian in 1782 and later became librarian to the Royal Society and a founder fellow and first librarian of the Linnean Society. Taylor notes that it approaches a 'virtually complete bibliography of eighteenth-century writings on natural history'. The first volume (1798) describes Banks' general books, including voyages and travels, the second (1796) his zoological books, the third (1797) his botanical books, and the fourth (1799) those relating to mineralogy. The fifth volume (1800), which is lacking in three of the nine sets located by Taylor, comprises a supplement and an author index.Besterman, 4151; Carter, p. 223; Petzholdt, p. 546; Taylor, p. 231.

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        Bibliothecae Josephi Garampii Cardinalis

      Materiarum Ordine digestus et Notis Bibliographicis Instructus a Mariano de Romanis. Five vols. 8vo, cont. half-vellum & decorated boards, contrasting leather lettering pieces on spines. Rome: de Romanis, 1796. One of the most important of all private library catalogues as well as one of the rarest; this catalogue was compiled for an inventory sale at the fixed prices marked. "This catalogue deserves a place among the best classified polymathic catalogues for its own sake and as a complement to the contemporary Firmiana and Pinelliana. Prefect of the Vatican archives from 1749 to 1772 and entrusted with the duty of buying books for the Vatican library, Cardinal Garampi (1725-92), was later nuncio in Warsaw and Vienna. His official life explains the nature and quality of his library and the opportunities he had to acquire books... "This well-printed catalogue compiled by Mariano de Romanis...has good tables of contents and excellent indexes of authors (with the titles of books) in each of the four volumes. The prices are printed in the catalogue. The Garampi catalogue with 16,630 items considerably exceeds both the Pinelli catalogue with 12,563 items (12,859 items in the London sale catalogue) and the Firmian catalogue with about 13,000 items... "The figures give no complete idea of the library, but no one can reconstruct it because De Romanis buried thousands of pamphlets in single lots. There are, for example, about 4600 Biblical tracts in Lot No. 8751 and 700 more in the next two lots. With 587 and 580 items, respectively, Lot Nos. 8810 and 8811 devoted to literary history and bibliography would have been sufficient to make any library fortunate enough to acquire them an important center for bibliographical studies. Had De Romanis listed these tracts individually, the Garampi catalogue would be an invaluable guide to eighteenth-century bibliography. But to expect this is to ask for more than he thought of doing and more than the circumstances permitted. The detailed classification, which is reliable as far as I have tested it, the indexes, and the good bibliographical and critical notes make this catalogue a joy to read."-Taylor, Book Catalogues, pp. 242-43. The collection was particularly strong in history (lots 8818-16,630). Vol. I contains a life of Garampi by Girolamo Amati. Fine set. ❧ Nicolini 66. Pollard & Ehrman, p. 204 & Table XXV. .

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        La Jérusalem délivrée, en vers françois

      - A Paris, de l’imprimerie de P. Didot l’aîné, 1796. 2 volumes grand in/4 reliure demi-basane verte, dos à nerfs à caissons dorés, plats en simili maroquin long grain avec roulette dorée, volume 1 : xxiij de préliminaire, 274 p., 20 planches - volume 2 : 278 p., 20 planches. Planches de Cochin gravées par St Aubin. Tome 1 : Tome 2 : 31 feuillets restaurés (galeries d’insectes), 7 et 9 feuillets tachés dans l’angle inférieur droit, auréole sur les 10 derniers feuillets.Baour publie d'abord des satires, puis des traductions (1795) en vers de la Jérusalem délivrée et des poésies d'Ossian. Il fait représenter avec succès la tragédie d' Omasis ou Joseph en Égypte et donne des opéras : Jérusalem délivrée, Aminte, Alexandre à Babylone. Il s'exerce dans tous les genres littéraires, même dans l’Épopée (l’Atlantide, 1812). En 1819, il refond sa traduction du Tasse qui est restée son œuvre principale. Dans ses dernières années, devenu aveugle, il met en vers le poème de Job. Il est élu membre de l'Académie française le 29 mars 1815. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Lay Preacher; Or Short Sermons for Idle Readers

      Walpole, Newhampsire: David Carlisle, Jun., 1796. Hardcover. Very good. 12mo. iv, 5-132pp. Contemporary full leather. Lacks front free endpaper, and a small piece from the top corner of the title page; leather mended at some time at the base of the spine; general wear and scuffing; else a very good copy. Silas Betton's copy, with his signature and flourish on the front pastedown. Also with the signature of J. M. Cross of Boscawen(?), N.H. dated 1856. Betton (1768-1822) was a member f the State House of Representatives (1797-1799), State Senator (1801-1803), Elected as a Federalist to the 8th and 9th Congresses (1803-1807) a lawyer, a high sheriff, and served a further term in the State House of Representatives (1810-1811).

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        Jacques le Fataliste et Son Maitre. 2 volume set

      Paris Chez Buisson 1796 [An Cinquieme del la Republique]. Early nineteenth century marbled boards with renewed spines and tooled to period style. Marbled eps. Light edge wear. Slight darkening to page ends. Slight spotting to prelims of volume II. Small part of fore edge missing on page 161 of volume I with no impact on text. With certificate of authenticity signed by Buisson on verso of first half title. Overall VG First Edition Quarter-leather cover 190mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). 286pp; 320pp. A philosophical novel, the most important of Diderot's later years inspired by Tristram Shandy.

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        Opere. -

      Filadelfia (= Livorno), Stamperia delle Provincie Unite, 1796-1797.6 voll. In-8. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa con angoli, dorsi con un tassello verde, titolo e vari fregi impr. in oro. Antiporta con ritratto di Machiavelli dis. dal Bronzino ed inc. in rame da R. Morghen, 2 tavv. f.t., una ripiegata, e una tabella ripiegata. Compl. 3528 pp.; grazioso esemplare; carta qua e là lievemente ossidata. Pregiata edizione curata da Gaetano Poggiali. Parenti, Luoghi di stampa falsi, 84. Bertelli & Innocenti, Machiavelli, p. 181, n. 135. Brunet III, 1275: «... (l'édition) la meilleure que l'on eût alors dans ce format».

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        Deutschlands Flora in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen.

      Nürnberg, gedrückt auf Kosten der Verfassers, (1796-] 1798-1862. 163 parts (in 136 volumes). Small-8vo (145 x 95mm) With 2336 coloured plates. Publisher's printed wrappers or old wrappers Apart from 4 text leaves which are lacking in the section on phanerogams and replaced by photocopies, and 11 text leaves and the last 2 parts 35 & 36 (containing plates 49-72 and explanatory text) of the section on fungi and also replaced by (coloured) photocopies, a complete set of this rare work. The 'Deutschlands Flora' is composed in 3 different sections. The first one 'Phanerogamen' has 96 parts with 1440 handcoloured engraved plates, the second section 'Cryptogamen' has 31 parts with 416 handcoloured engraved plates and the third part 'Pilze' has 36 parts with 480 coloured plates. A complete set has not been on the market since decades. Jacob Sturm (1771 -1848) may be considered the most famous engraver of entomological and botanical scientific publications in Germany at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century. During this period Nürnberg still was the centre of fine natural history book production in Germany. Sturm became a great collector of insects and founded the Nürnberg Society for Natural History. His plates are very delicately drawn and depict the smallest details and enjoyed a great popularity among naturalists. As most of his works were published in a small format, they could be purchased by a larger public. "The book contains... neat and attractive little engravings, no more than 5 in. by 3 1/2 in. in size... He thus deliberately chose this minute format in order to make a knowledge of the German flora available by pictures to as many as possible and as cheaply as possible. Despite their smallness, they carry a surprising amount of detail. Jacob Sturm learnt his art from his father, Johann Georg Sturm, who was also a Nuremberg engraver" (Blunt & Stearn p.258-260). Junk 'Rara' I p. 68; Hilpert 'Zum Andenken an Dr. Jacob Sturm, den Ikonographen der deutschen Flora und Fauna', p. 18.

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        L'Aveugle de la Montagne. Entretiens Philosophiques - Le Chant du Cygne ou la vie à venir et l'Immortalité.

      (Parma), (Bodoni), (1796). 1796 In-4° (350x248mm), pp. 30, (2) bianche, brossura coeva marmorizzata. Lievi fioriture interne. Esemplare in barbe e marginosissimo. Edizione impressa senza il nome dell'autore e senza dati tipografici di questi discorsi filosofici di Corneille François de Nelis; Bodoni ne aveva stampato un'altra edizione nel 1795, in-8°, ben più ampia e corredata di numerosi altri "Entretiens Philosophiques". La presente impressione in-4° è un semplice stralcio, contenente il solo "Chant du Cygne", della precedente del '95. L'opera completa era apparsa in edizione originale nel 1789. Il Nelis (Malines, 1736-nel convento camaldolese di Parma, 1798), addottoratosi in teologia a Lovanio, divenne subito dopo la laurea bibliotecario dell'Università della stessa città. Il governo austriaco gli conferì in seguito un canonicato della chiesa cattedrale di Tournai, il cui vescovo lo nominò in breve volgere di tempo proprio vicario. Nominato commissario reale dopo la soppressione dell'ordine gesuita, nel 1784 assurse alla carica di Vescovo di Anversa per interessamento di Giuseppe II. Nel 1794, all'avvicinarsi delle armate francesi, lasciò la propria diocesi per ritirarsi nel convento camaldolese di Parma. Tra i soci fondatori dell'Académie des Sciences et Belles Lettres di Bruxelles, lasciò, oltre all'"Aveugle de la Montagne", un elogio funebre di Maria Teresa e un "De Historia Belgica et ejusdem scriptoribus praecipuis commentatio". Seguace in filosofia del pitagorismo, espose le proprie dottrine nei discorsi dello stesso "Aveugle de la Montagne". Brooks, 640. Biblioteca Angelica, p. 64. La collezione bodoniana della Biblioteca Civica di Saluzzo, 99. Barbier, I, 354. Cfr. Stassart in Michaud, Biogr. Universelle, XXXI, 43 e W. J. H. Price, Corneille François de Nelis, 1954.

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        L'isola d'Islanda...

      Incisione in rame, coloritura originale d'epoca, mm. 360x490. Buon esemplare ad ampi margini, coloritura ed impressione della lastra un po' leggere.

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        Carta del Mar Pacifico del Nord ?.

      Carta geografica dell'oceano Pacifico settentrionale, raffigurante le coste orientali dell'Asia dall'India allo stretto di Bering, e quelle occidentali del Nord America, dalla California all'Alaska. Tratta dalla rara edizione italiana dei "Viaggi dalla China alla costa nord-ouest d'America", del capitano John Meares, luogotenente di James Cook. La carta raffigura le nuove scoperte realizzate dai due esploratori dal 1778 al 1789. Map of the northern Pacific, showing the eastern coast of Asia and the western coast of North America, from California to Alaska. Taken from the rare Italian edition of the "Viaggi dalla China alla costa nord-ouest d'America" by captain John Meares. This map depicts the new discoveries, made between 1778 and 1789, by Cook and Meares. Napoli Naples 570 440

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        Il corso delle stelle osservato dal pronostico moderno Palmaverde. Almanacco Piemontese per l'anno bisestile 1796.

      Stamperia Fontana S.D. In 16°(120x90); pagg. 152 num. incluso il frontespizio. Bell'antiporta con incisione eseguita su legno a piena pagina raffigurante figure allegoriche, frontespizio figurato entro cornice con marca editoriale, testo racchiuso entro cornice a doppio filetto, vignette ovali incise in legno ad ogni segno zodiacale, nel testo. Bella legatura alle armi con blasone dei Savoia che campeggia al centro dei piatti impresso in oro, cantonali e bordure a piccoli ferri. Tagli dorati. Buono stato di conservazione, mende alle cuffie e agli spigoli.

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        Les batimens et les desseins de Andre Palladio recueillis et illustres par Octave Bertotti Scamozzi. Ouvrage divise en quatre volumes, avec des planches, qui representent les plans, les facades, et les coupes. Tome premier-quatrieme (unito a:) Les thermes des romains dessinees par Andre Palladio et publiees de nouveau avec quelques observations par Octave Bertotti Scamozzi d'apres l'exemplaire du Lord Comte de Burlingthon imprime a Londres en 1732

      A VICENCE: CHEZ JEAN ROSSI, 1796-1797 1796 A Vicence: chez Jean Rossi, 1796-1797 In-8 5 voll.(1) c. (antiporta incisa) (2) 100 LII c. (di tav. architettoniche incise); (4) 60 LI c. (di tav. architettoniche incise); (4) 52 LII c. (50 tav. incise); (4) 68 LIV c. (di tav. incise); (2) 59 (1) (1) c. (busto di Palladio) XXV c. (di tav. architettoniche ripiegate). Piena pelle. Al quinto volume (Le Thermes) lieve alone di gora appena visibile che coinvolge tutto l'angolo destro di tutte le pagine. Ottimo esemplare. Il busto di Palladio nell'antiporta del vol. I fu inciso da Bonato su Davide Rossi.The Fowler Architectural Collection p. 195. Per la prima edizione (Le Bariments 1776-1783 e Le Thermes 1785) vedi Cicognara N. 598 e 599.

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        Les liaisons dangereuses. Lettres recueillies dans une société et publiées pour l'instruction de quelques autres par C*** de L***..

      Londres, 1796. 1796 2 volumi in -8, pp. 415 - 398. Figurato con 2 antiporta e 13 tavole fuori testo (in prima tiratura) di Monnet, M.lle Gérard e Fragonard fils, incise in rame da Langlois, Le Mire, Bertaux et Dupréel ,Godefroy, Trière, Patas, Masquelier, Baquoy,et Simonet. Leg. vitello coevo, dorso liscio con dorature, titoli e numerazione dei tomi su tasselli di marocchino verde, piatti inquadrati da filetti dorati (usure alle cuffie e in alcuni punti delle cerniere). Rara edizione, stampata nel 1796 con il tratto doppio sotto la data (caratteristica che la distingue, insieme ad alcune altre differenze tipografiche dalla contraffazione stampata nel 1812). Con le belle illustrazioni che segnano il passaggio dell'estetica del XVIII secolo a quella del XIX. Pierre-Ambroise-François Choderlos deLaclos, scrittore ed ufficiale francese (Amiens, 1741 - Taranto, 1803) entra a diciotto anni come aspirante alla scuola d'artiglieria di La Fère, celebre per il suo insegnamento delle discipline matematiche. Ne esce tenente a ventidue anni dopo aver compiuto studi brillanti. Diventa capitano nel 1771, aiutante-maggiore nel 1772, ed infine Capitano comandante (generale) nel 1780. Nel 1781 Laclos ha quarant'anni, concepisce allora la scrittura de Le relazioni pericolose. Chiede un congedo di sei mesi, si chiude a La Rochelle e scrive di getto uno dei capolavori della letteratura del XVIII°. Agli antipodi dello stile preromantico della sua epoca ma ancora intriso delle atmosfere galanti e libertine del primo Settecento (Crébillon fils soprattutto), Le relazioni pericolose è un'opera amara, lucida, ironica: il libertinaggio vi è messo in scena quanto denunciato. Ma è anche un romanzo d'amore, nel quale Choderlos de Laclos esamina con forza i dettagli del cuore umano, pur condannando i difetti del suo secolo. Laclos morirà in Italia, a Taranto, al seguito dell'armata napoleonica. Cfr. Cohen 235

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        Americas Historia, författad af doctor M.

      Robertson, skottsk historiograph, och öfversatt ifrån fransyskan af Carl Leonard Stålhammar. 1-4. Stockholm, Johan Pehr Lindh, 1796-98. 8:o. (4),+ 252; (2),+ 354; (2),+ 340; (2),+ 214 [står 114] s. Enstaka småfläckar, första och tredje titelbladet med bortriven namnteckning och sid, 75-76 i fjärde delen med reva i marginalen med liten bokstavsförlust. Något nötta samtida skinnband med rikt guldornerade ryggar med beige etiketter och upphöjda bind, pärmarna med förgyllda ramar, hela guldsnitt. Två volymer. Ur den finske konsthandlaren Gösta Stenmans bibliotek, med hans exlibris, utfört av Helene Schjerfbeck. Första svenska upplagan av den skotske upplysningsfilosofen Robertsons amerikanska historia. Originalet, "The History of America", utkom 1777

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        An Accurate System of Surveying with A Supplementary Addition to Moore's System of Surveying

      T. Collier, Litchfield, 1796. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Contemporary acid calf, joints split, most cords still attached, supplement sewn and tipped in at rear and chipped at edges. A few old notes to endpapers, browned throughout, heavy in spots, but printed on good thick paper. One page corner torn but not touching text. Diagrams throughout. x, [6], 131 [i.e., 132 - 64 repeated], (1), 3 blanks. A Supplementary Addition, 10pp, 1 page of errata. Evans 30810 The book is quite scarce, the supplement is extremely rare. Not in Evans. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Mathematics; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043028. .

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        The Ancient Bee-Master's Farewell, or, full and plain directions for the management of bees to the greateft advantage, disclosing further improvements of the hives, boxes and other instruments to facilitate the operations...: 1st Ed.;

      London, for G. G. & J. Robinson, 1796.. HARDBACK, original full-calf, expertly re-backed, raised bands and gilt lettering on spine label, pages: xvi, 273, plates ii, 125mm x 210mm (5"x 8.25"), former owner's details on title-page, corners a little bumped and rubbed, covers used, small dent in fore-edge of rear cover, light brown mark on two pages, otherwise a very fine, clean and bright copy. From the S A Baldwin Bee Library. British Bee Books No. 154.

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      Legatura editoriale in cartoncino azzurro. Ai piatti stemma araldico della città di Verona entro cornice ornamentale entrambi silografati. L (2), 380; 601; 394; 349; 439; 451; 291, CXV pagine numerate. All'antiporta del primo volume ritratto dell'autore inciso all'acquaforte da Giuseppe Dall'Acqua. Interessante e rara storia della città di Verona scritta da Alessandro Carli, storico e letterato veronese proprietario, dal 1789, del celebre Palazzo Carli in Verona. "Rarissimo", secondo il Lozzi. Macchiette rosse al frontespizio e alle pagine 8 e 9 del tomo II, gora d'acqua alle ultime 50 pagine del tomo IV, foro di tarlo alle prime 50 pagine del tomo VII senza intaccarne il testo, tracce d'usura sulle legature; per il resto bell'esemplare, interno fresco e in barbe.

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        The History of Monmouthshire

      London and Monmouth: Edwards, 1796 Illustrated and Ornamented by Views of its Principal Landscapes, Ruins, and Residences by John Gardnor, Vicar of Battersea. In modern half calf with marbled boards, a lightly worn and bumped at corners and edges. Spine has raised bands, attractive gilt tooling, title in gilt to red leather label, edges rubbed slightly. Internally, occasional light browning, marbled endpapers, marbled text block edges, watermarked 1794 J Whatman, half title and map frontis present, (14), (xi), [1], 360 pp, 199, [1], [6], 36 pl, 1 map, 2 charts, includes the subscribers list and 36 superb clean B&W plates, dated 14 December 1793, and 3 others (Map, Princes & Herbert), 168 copies issued of this title, of which 32 were coloured, some stained, most B&W, with the usual pagination error at 117/8, the appendix has separate register and pagination. A lovely copy of a very desirable title, which rarely becomes available.(ESTC T78135. Abbey 537. Lowndes 2930. Brunet 1455. Libri Walliae 5297)Williams, political and religious theorist and founder of the Literary Fund At the suggestion of his friend the physician Dr Thomas Hooper of Pant-y-Goitre, Monmouthshire, and John Morgan of Tredegar, Williams embarked on the monumental History of Monmouthshire, published in 1796 with illustrations by John Gardnor; its heterogeneity reflects Williams's experience as an educator, religious philosopher, and political theorist. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        The Lives of Dr. John Donne; Sir Henry Wotton; Mr. Richard Hooker; Mr. George Herbert; and Dr. Robert Sanderson…With Notes, and the Life of the Author. By Thomas Zouch

      York: Printed by Wilson, Spence, and Mawman; London: Sold by J. Robson…[et al.]. 1796 Third edition. Contemporary sprinkled calf, neatly rebacked to style. . Quarto. Frontisportrait and seven engraved plates. Armorial bookplate. Some light foxing and offsetting, but overall a fine, clean copy.

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        Enquiry Concerning Political Justice And Its Influence On Morals And Happiness.: Two volumes

      London, G. G. and J. Robinson, 1796. Second Revised Edition. Bound in contemporary half goat and marbled boards with the title stamped in gilt on the spine. Lacks half-titles. Errata leaves present in each volume. The spine is divided into six fields seperated by triple gilt rules without raised bands. Five of the six fields are decorated with elaborate and beautiful blind stamp ornamentation. Modest foxing throughout. Hardcover. Book condition: Fine Condition

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        ITTIOLITOLOGIA VERONESE del Museo Bozziano. Ora ammesso a quello del Conte Giovambattista Gazola e di Altri Gabinetti fossili veronesi. Con la versione latina.

      Stamperia Giuliari 1796 2 voll. in folio max (mm.550x392), pp.LII, CCCXXIII; 76 (tavv), bella leg. cartone dec. coeva, in elegante cofanetto mod. rigido di protezione in cart. dec. con legacci. Con 76 tavv. in rame comprendenti 1 carta topografica del territorio veronese e una veduta. Prima e unica edizione della più importante opera del XVIII sui pesci fossili in cui su 76 splendide tavv. in rame, la maggior parte anche più volte ripiegate, sono descritte ben 123 specie fossili conservati al Museo Bozziano, di cui il Volta (1764-1842) era Direttore. La maggior parte di questa raccolta proviene dalle montagne di Bolca nel veronese, ed è qui per la prima volta scientificamente descritta. L?opera inoltre costituisce la ?fatica? editoriale maggiore della stamperia veronese ed è considerata il suo capolavoro. Le tavole sono di straordinaria bellezza anche per la freschezza dell?incisione, alcune di dimensioni eccezionali perchè riproducono i fossili nelle loro dimensioni reali, come nel caso del ?Torpedo? (tav.71) che misura ben 150 cm di lunghezza. Minimi interventi di restauro alla carta dei dorsi ma ottimo esemplare.

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        Beskrivelse over Kongeriget Norge, Øerne, Island og Færøerne, samt Grønland

      efter ældre og nyere, trykte og haandskrevne geographiske, chorographiske, topographiske, statistiske Skrivter, Afhandlinger og Efterretninger, saavelsom ved Brevvexling og ellers erholdte Oplysninger, forfattet i alphabetisk Orden. Kbhvn. 1796. Med kobberstukket titelvignet. XVI + 886 + (6) s. Samt. halvlæder. Gammelt navn samt stempler på titelblad.. Eksemplaret har tilhørt H.B. Melchior. Bibl. Dan. III, 843

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        Descrizione di una pittura de Antonio Allegri Detto Il Corregio.

      No place or date. [Printed by Giambattista Bodoni. Parma 1796]. 46 pp. 12mo. 13x8,5 cm. Bound with wide margin and uncut i contemporary boards. Spine a little defective.. Bodoni was the most important Italian bookprinter of graphic designer in the late 18th century. A charming little print from his workshop

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        Selling Rabbits

      London: Published by William Ward, 1 January 1796. Colour printed mezzotint with added hand colour. In good condition with the exception of some expert repairs to plate mark. 17 3/4 x 23 7/8 inches. 20 7/8 x 26 3/8 inches. A beautiful colour mezzotint by William Ward after his brother James's painting James Ward was one of the most noted artists of his day, his individual style and superior skill distinguished him from his contemporaries, and his outstanding work influenced the development of British art. Considered to be one of the most important animal painters of his generation, Ward also produced portraits, landscapes, genre and history paintings. He began his career as an engraver, studying under his brother William, who later went on to engrave many of his paintings. The images produced from the pairing of William and James Ward epitomize the best of English art, their fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination combine to create enduring pictures that speak of the taste and beauty of the age. The work of James Ward is worthy of history's praise; it influenced the art of Delacroix and Géricault, and changed the face of British painting. C.R. Grundy James Ward p.72, no.108; Beckett, The Life and Work of James Ward p. 211

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        The Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Gizeh. July 17th 1839

      London: F.G. Moon. unbound. very good(+). Louis Haghe. View. Tinted lithograph. Image including text measures 14.25" x 21", sheet measures 16.75" x 24". Majestic view of the iconic Sphinx in beautiful subtle colors, from David Roberts' "Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia". Born in Scotland, Roberts (1796-1864) gained renown as a landscape artist from documenting his extensive travels through Spain and the Near and Middle East. His most well known work, "Views in the Holy Land...Egypt and Nubia" illustrates Roberts' trip in 1838-39. The subsequent publication was issued in 41 parts between 1842 and 1849. This magnificent set was a collaborative project between Roberts and the skilled printer Louis Haghe (1806-1885) and is recognized as one of the most important lithographic works of the 19th century. Small tear to right edge.

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        The State of Rhode Island from the Latest Surveys

      New York, 1796. unbound. very good(+). Benjamin Tanner. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 16 7/8" x 12 7/8". Stunning early double page map of Rhode Island divided into counties and townships. Shows towns, waterways, major routes and geographic features. Includes parts of Block Island and Fisher's Island. John Reid was a publisher based in New York City. "The American Atlas" in which this map was published, was an accompaniment to William Winterbotham's "An Historical, Geographical, Commercial and Philosophical View of the United States." Reid's seminal work was the second atlas engraved and published in the United States. This map is one of the few of Rhode Island made before 1800. Minor staining to margins, slight crease to right centerfold.

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        Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1797 für Natur- und Gartenfreunde. Mit Abbildungen von Hohenheim und anderen Kupfern.

      J. G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung Die Tafeln zeigen die berühmte Gartenanlagen von Stuttgart-Hohenheim (u.a. die Piramide, Cirkelbau, Mühle, römisches Gefängniß, Gärtnerhaus, Pfarrhaus, Wasserfall, Einsiedelei, Spielhaus mit Spielplatz) sowie eine Abbildung des "Charlestowner Ananas Pfirsichs" (Farbtafel). Mit einer Fülle von Anleitungen für den Blumen- und Gartenfreund. Rücken gebrochen, Fadenheftung anfangs lose. Einband fleckig. Seiten vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Reizvoller, seltener Kalender.

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        The Ancient Bee-Mafter's Farewell: Or Full and Plain Directions for the Management of Bees to the greateft Advantage;

      London, for G. G. & J. Robinson, 1796.. HARDBACK, new half-calf with marbled boards, gilt rules and lettering on spine labels, frontispiece (= plates I & II), pages: xvi, 273, uncut but opened, 140mm x 224mm, (5.5" x 8.75"), a duplicate from the S. A. Baldwin Bee Library, former owner's details handwritten on half-title with small sketch of bee hive, small pencilled note about hive division on bottom of plate 1. A very fine copy. Scarce. British Bee Books 154.

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        Några föreläsningar öfver de lärdas bestämmelse.

      Öfversättning. Uppsala, J. F. Edman, 1796. 8:o. IX,(1 blank),118 s. Bra mörkblått pappbd med benvit titeletikett (Johanna Röjgård). Gamla stänkta snitt. Fint ex.. Originalet "Einige Vorlesungen über die Bestimmung des Gelehrten" utkom 1794. Med ett förord av författaren, daterat Jena 1794, samt även ett förord av översättaren Benjamin Höijer. Det är den enda i samtiden separat utgivna översättning till svenska av den tyska filosofen

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      In-8 gr. (mm. 250x200), bross., 8 pp. cad. numero. Offriamo 40 fascicoli, dal n. 2 (27 maggio 1796) al n. 41 (11 ottobre 1796), contenuti in una cartella mod. Preziosa e importante raccolta del primo giornale repubblicano pubblicato a Milano, che apparve il 23 maggio 1796 e cessò il 28 ottobre dello stesso anno. Il giornale venne fondato dal medico Giovanni Rasori, convinto della funzione fondamentale del giornalismo di fronte al problema nazionale italiano; cessò le sue pubblicazioni quando il Rasori fu nominato professore di patologia nell?Università di Pavia, riaperta per ordine di Napoleone. E? interessante rilevare che il periodico - al suo secondo numero - dovette ridurre il titolo originario di ?Giornale della Società degli Amici della Libertà e dell?Uguaglianza? in ?Giornale degli Amici della Libertà e dell?Uguaglianza? perché le vicende tempestose del club omonimo, ora chiuso, ora riaperto, non permettevano una stretta parentela con il periodico che ne voleva essere il portavoce. Ritornò in vita il 30 marzo 1797, ma cessò definitivamente il 2 giugno dello stesso anno. Il ?Giornale degli Amici della Libertà e dell?Uguaglianza?, che si era autodefinito ?il primogenito dei figli dell?Insubria libera?, aveva riposto ogni speranza patriottica nella Francia, ma a poco a poco le sue speranze si affievolirono di fronte all?atteggiamento dei Francesi vincitori. Solo il n. 28 con strappi e pesanti tracce d?uso marginali; qualche lieve uniforme arross. ma certam. un buon esemplare con barbe.

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        Emil eller om opdragelsen.

      Oversat af fransk og udgiven med Tydsklands opdragelsesrevisorers og en deel danske oplysende, bestemmende og rettende anmærkninger. I-VI. Köpenhamn, S. Popp, 1796-99. 8:o. XXX,(2),336 + (8),346 + 368 + 372,(2 blanka) + 352 + XXVI,3-324 s. Fem samtida nötta hfrbd med guldornerade ryggar och titel- respektive runda deltiteletiketter i glättad papp. Del VI bundet i ett samtida nött hfrbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg och titel- samt deltiteletiketter i glättad papp. Titeletiketten till del 1 skadad och ryggen till del 4 defekt. Blå snitt. Inlagorna med spridda lager-, bläck- och fuktfläckar. Del III delvis med stor men svag fuktrand. Med Kl. Berntsens och O. Berntsens namnteckningar.. Bibliotheca danica I:1004. Allt som utkom. Översatt av J. Werfel som även skrivit kommentarer och ett översvallande företal i del VI. I detta skriver Werfel om Rousseau: "Hvo, der vil negte, at han maaskee først om tusinde aar, om verden end imidlertid uafladeligen følger oplysningens bane, vil finde sine jævnlige, den er enten for inbildsk af sin tidsalder eller for inskrænket i begrep til at fatte endog en tusindedeel af hans ord." Detta exemplar utan de extra gemensamma titelbladen för del I-II, III-IV och V-VI

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        Sammelband mit acht englischen Almanachen

      London, 1796.. Mit einigen graphischen Darstellungen. Roter Maroquin d. Zt. mit Rückenverg.

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        Afhandling om arbetssättet vid skepps aflöpning, förmastning, up- och aftakling, jämte kjöl- och uphalning, tillika med den delen af sjömanoeuvren der skepparens upmärcksamhet egentligen bör fästas.

      Första delen. Författadt af Carl Pihlström. Karlskrona, Kongl. Amiralitets boktryckeriet, 1796. 8:o. (16),+ 370,+ (6) s. Något nött samtida skinnband med lätt guldornerad rygg med blå titeletikett och upphöjda bind, röda snitt. Tillsammans med: PIHLSTRÖM, Carl. Afhandling om taklingars proportionerande, til svårlek ock längd, jämte det hufvudsakeligaste af tilvärkningen, andra delen. Författadt av Carl Pihlström. Karlskrona, Kongl. Amiralitets boktryckeriet, 1797. 4:o. (7),+ (1 blank) s.+ blad 1-49,+ 50-69,+ (1),+ 70-74,+ (1),+ 75-77 s.+ blad 78-89,+ (2) s. Titel och förord tryckt inom ram. Något nött samtida hfrbd med guldornerad rygg med beige titeletikett. Ur viceamiral Otto Hindric Nordenskjölds bibliotek, med hans namnteckning på båda titelbladen, med enstaka bläckanteckningar i den senare. Även senare Nordenskjöldars namnteckningar i förra delen. Båda delarna av Carl Pihlströms sällsynta arbete, med bra proviniens! Otto Hindric Nordenskjöld (1747-1832) från Nyland, hjälte från slaget vid Hogland och Viborgska gatloppet, blev konteramiral och slutligen 1790 vice amiral, men tog redan 1798 avsked

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        The Bridge over the River Gallions, from the foot of Fort Matilda, Guadaloupe

      London: Willyams, 1796. Aquatint by Samuel Alken. 12 1/8 x 18 3/4 inches. The Reverend Cooper Willyams (1762-1816) was a topographer and artist, as well as minister and chaplain. The son of a British naval commander, he went to Cambridge, was ordained and contributed to "Topographical Miscellanies" before going to sea as Chaplain on the Boyne in 1793. England was at war with revolutionary France, and the Boyne participated in the West Indies' action of that war. In 1796, Willyams returned to London and published An Account of the Campaign in the West Indies..., which was illustrated with six drawings by Willyams, rendered in aquatint by Samuel Alken. This view on Guadeloupe was taken just outside Fort Matilda where Willyams served as chaplain. From his commanding position but minimizing the fortress as a geographical figure, Willyams gives a rich view of the lush hills and the rushing river below. Abbey, 677; Hough,The Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection at Hamilton College, 486

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. In Three Volumes

      Philadelphia:q Printed by Thomas Dobson, 1796 Second American edition, published by Thomas Dobson, who six years earlier had printed the first American edition. Modern marbled boards with calf spines, gilt red morocco labels, new endpapers. . Three volumes, small octavo. With several sections browned and foxed, as is typical with American books of this period, especially at the beginning of the first volume. Some dampstains. A decent copy of a scarce book. Adam Smith's magnum opus rapidly became accepted in the New World even though his laissez-faire doctrine ran contrary to Alexander Hamilton's schemes for increased government participation in agriculture and industry

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        Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

      London:Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul`s Churchyard 1796. 8:o. First edition. (4),262,(6) pp. Complete with Appendix, Notes and List of Authors Books. Contemporary green half-calf, rubbed. Small inkspot verso title and first page Advertisement, and small inkspots page 145-148. Light foxing. 20 x 13,5 cm

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        The Cambrian Register (3 Volumes)

      London: E and T Williams, 1796 All in modern half green leather with green marbled boards. Title to spine in gilt on green leather label. Internally new endpapers, clean and tight, some very minimal foxing to edges of some pages, two columns per page. Articles on History, Poetry, Ancient Laws etc. A veritable mine of information! Edited by Pughe, only 3 volumes were printed 1795, 1796 and 1818. Very rare and the best copy I have seen.. Volume 1, coloured frontis & map, title page with coloured vignette, (xvi), 472 pp, [1] index, 2 coloured maps, text block uncut. Vol 2, title page with coloured vignette, [2], (iv), 575 pp, with the pedigree chart of the Morgan's of Tredegar, Machen, Llantarn &c. Vol 3, ink ownership signature of Hy Hughes Rector of Llangefni to ffep, ink notes to verso in same hand, page has been tape strengthened, ink name of George William Webster, Beaumaris 1861 to verso of coloured frontis, titlepage has B&W vignette, [4], (vi), 552pp, text block edges uncut, pull out chart of Milford Haven.(Allibone 1702. Graesse 24)Pughe, William Owen [pseud. Idrison] (1759–1835), antiquary and lexicographer, was born William Owen, was the editor of the Cambrian Register, a periodical devoted to Welsh history and literature, of which three volumes appeared, in 1795, 1799, and 1818. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        The Environs of London

      London: T Cadell and W Davies, 1796. Hardcover. Very Good. 1796-1811. Six volume complete set including Supplement. 19th century half dark tan calf leather bindings with marbled boards. Wide 4to. All volumes are internally very clean. Vol I (Surrey. 1796). xii/ 595 pages + 8 page index; Vol. II (County of Middlesex. 1795). vi/ 598 pages + 46 pages of indexes; Vol III (County of Middlesex. 1795). vi/ 706 pages + 1 page advert; Vol IV (Hertfordshire. Essex and Kent. 1796). vi/ 724 pages + 2 pages of errata and 1 page advert; (Vol. V: Parishes in Middlesex not previously described. 1800). ix/ 316 pages + 1 page of additional corrections and 1 page advert; (Vol.VI. Supplement to the First Edition. 1811). xii/ 493 pages. This set is complete with 5 vignette titles. 1 letterpress title. 3 maps (Surrey. Middlesex. Kent). dedication plate and 85 plates. Minor foxing in places. Covers rubbed and worn. Owers details; Rev. T. Welton, Market Hill, Olney, Bucks.

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        Samlade skrifter.

      I-III. Sthlm, J. P. Lindh, 1796. 8:o. Grav. porträtt,(32),287 + (6),321 + (4),305,(2) s. Tre ngt nötta samtida alrotsmarmorerade skinnbd med rikt guldornerade ryggar, svarta titeletiketter, bruna deltiteletiketter och gula, dammiga snitt. Smala guldpräglade pärmbårder. Ryggarna med ytliga sprickor och nötningar samt obetydliga nagg. Pärmhörnen stötta. I alla tre delarna är en bit av försättsbladet bortklippt. Blyertsanteckningar på baksidan av försättsbladet i del I av G. O. Adelborg. En liten bläckfläck i texten på s. 19-20 och några fläckar på s. 84, 88 och 194 i del I. Några enstaka marginalnoteringar i blyerts i del II som även är ngt missfärgad på s. 236-39. Liten solkfläck i yttermarginalen på s. 114 och i nedre marginalen på s. 164 i samma del. I sista delen ett tuschstreck i yttermarginalen på s. 115, liten rostfläck på s. 121-25, ngt solkfläckig på s. 128-29 och en liten fläck i nedre marginalen på s. 216-22. Med Ernst Leonard Schlegels stplr och monogramstplr, "J. F. G." inom en oval krans.. Klemming Sveriges dramatiska litteratur s. 136, 143, 135 och 124. Med en inledande biografi av Nils von Rosenstein. Gustaf Regnér och Kellgrens systerson Christ. Lengblom var tillsammans utgivare av verket. 1800-02 utkom en andra upplaga och 1811 en tredje. Porträttet är graverat av J. F. Martin efter Sergels medaljong. Banden av allt att döma bundna av Hans Christopher Richter, bokbindarmästare i Stockholm under åren 1793-1829. Ernst Leonard Schlegel (1802-77), vinhandlare i Stockholm, var ägare av Hammarskog i Uppland 1849-59 och utgav "Handbok för blomstervänner" 1846. Kring ägaren bakom den andra stämpeln finns det bara spekulationer

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      1796. Very Good. GRAVES, Robert. A POCKET CONSPECTUS OF THE NEW LONDON AND EDINBURGH PHARMACOPOEIAS Wherein the Virtues, Uses, and Doses of the several Articles and Preparations... are precisely stated, their Pronunciation as to Quantity is marked, and a Variety of other Particulars respecting them given, calculated more especially for the Use of Junior Practitioners. Sherborne: Printed by W. Cruttwell ..., 1796. First edition. 12mo., early half-leather and boards, worn. Ex-library, with stamps on pastedown, title- page, and dedication page, and p. 50 (only marks). Title-page reinforced and laid down on another sheet; some light spotting to text leaves, 1/4 inch tear to margin of dedication, otherwise internally very good. Rare.

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        The History of Monmouthshire.. (colour)

      London and Monmouth: Edwards, 1796 Illustrated and Ornamented by Views of its Principal Landscapes, Ruins, and Residences by John Gardnor, Vicar of Battersea. In full brown basket weave leather covers, thick gilt lines to edges. Spine has been sympathetically replaced, but retaining the original title in gilt to red leather label, raised bands, gilt tooling. Internally, marbled endpapers, removal marks from scotch tape to f/joint, lacks half title, map frontis present, ink name of Thomas Lewis Esq of St Pierre - one of the subscribers to head of title page, (12), (xi), [1], 360 pp, 199, [1], [6], 36 pl, 1 map, 2 charts, (10 pp contents list, 11 page introduction followed by the 199 pp, 6 pp subscribers list + the 36 superbly coloured plates and the 3 others (Map, Princes & Herbert)) 168 copies issued of this title, of which 32 were coloured, some of which being stained, with the usual pagination error at 117/8. A lovely copy of a very desirable title, which rarely becomes available.(ESTC T78135. Abbey 537)Williams, political and religious theorist and founder of the Literary Fund At the suggestion of his friend the physician Dr Thomas Hooper of Pant-y-Goitre, Monmouthshire, and John Morgan of Tredegar, Williams embarked on the monumental History of Monmouthshire, published in 1796 with illustrations by John Gardnor; its heterogeneity reflects Williams's experience as an educator, religious philosopher, and political theorist. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        An account of the campaign in the West Indies, in the year 1794,

      London, printed by T. Bensley for G. Nicol, 1796. 149 + [5] + 62 large pp + plan of Fort Bourbon in Martinique and map of the island with two aquatint engravings in text. 4to. 1st ed., a few tone spots otherwise fine in half calf retaining original marbled boards. 9 x 11in The author was a chaplain with the British navy at the time of the occurrence of the events described. Rare. Note this edition does not include the full page acquatint plates. It is printed in a smaller size font and has much smaller margins than the other edition.

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        Samtal i de dödas rike.

      Uppsala, J. F. Edman, 1796. 8:o. 79 s. Häftad och oskuren i ngt nött nära samtida marmorerat omslag. Ryggen med liten reva överst. Enstaka lager- och småfläckar samt några obetydliga fuktstänk. Liten reva i övre marginalen på s. 5, 25, 57-60 och 67.. I det första samtalet deltar d'Alembert, i det andra Voltaire och i det fjärde Marat, Robespierre m.fl. samt flockar av blodiga vålnader

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