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         Iconographia Scotia Or Portraits Of Illustrious Persons Of Scotland. Engraved from the most Authentic Paintings &c. With short Biographical Notices. A fine Scottish binding.

      Printed for j. Herbert Johns & Barret, London 1797 - Tall 8vo. Bound in strictly contemporary straight-grain green morocco; spine decorated in gilt and blind; Greek key gilt roll to boards; edges of boards, gilt; gilt fern roll turn-ins; silk doublures with gilt roll border; all edges gilt. There is a little rubbing and a scuff mark on the lower board but this is a splendid piece of binding. Engraved title page with vignette and 63 fine portraits and numerous engraved illustrations in text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Robert Preston Esqr MP Deputy Master of the Corporation of Trinity House]

      [William Dickinson, c.1797] - Mezzotint Image 423 x 351 mm, Plate 480 x 355 mm, Sheet 533 x 387 mm Unfinished proof before all letters. The inscription space uncleaned. A portrait of the M.P. Robert Preston (1740-1834), looking to the left, with his right hand resting on a table with an inkwell, papers and a globe. Through the window a lighthouse and a turbulent sea are visible. According to the British Museum, the lighthouse may be a reference to Preston's involvement with the Corporation of Trinity House, an institution that provided navigational aids to the Royal Navy and the East India Company. Robert or 'Floating Bob' Preston (1740-1834) was the son of Sir George Preston, 4th Bt., of Valleyfield. In 1781, he was Elder Brother of the Trinity House. He was also M.P. for Dover (1784-90), and Cirencester (1792-1806). He is best known for rescuing his family's finances by making a fortune in the naval service of the East India Company. In later life he was a successful London insurance broker and ship owner. He worked at Frederick's Place, Old Jewry, and Old South Sea House, London. Lord Stowell described Preston to Lord Sidmouth in 1821, as 'a plain, unaffected man, very friendly,' who 'lives in a style of great hospitality'. His house in Downing Street was sold during his lifetime to government, and used to accommodate the Colonial Office. He died in 1834 at Valleyfield, Perth, Scotland. He reputedly left around one million pounds. William Dickinson (1746-1823) was a British mezzotinter and print publisher. He began his career with Carington Bowles. In 1767 he was awarded premium of the Society of Arts, and in 1773 he set up as his own publisher. Between 1779 and 1781 he worked in partnership with Thomas Watson; before declaring himself bankrupt in 1797. He then emigrated to Paris where he produced portraits for members of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic regimes. In 1814 Thomas Lawrence and Benjamin West visited him in Paris. West attempted to persuade him to return to London to engrave his paintings. He died in Paris in 1823. Gainsborough Dupont (1754-1797) was British painter and mezzotint engraver. Born in London, he was the eldest son of Thomas Gainsborough's sister, Sarah, and Philip Dupont. He was apprenticed to his uncle between 1772 and 1779. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1775, but continued to work in Gainsborough's studio, producing studio replicas, mezzotints and oil copies. After Gainsborough's death in 1788, Dupont inherited studio properties, and lived with his widowed aunt for a short period. He was patronised by William Pitt the Younger, and the royal family. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1790 and 1795. In 1793 he executed a series of theatrical portraits, and failed to be elected as an Associate Member of the Royal Academy. Chaloner Smith 63, O'Donoghue 512/1, Russell 63.i/ii, Lennox-Boyd state i/iii Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd Condition: Surface dirt to margins, otherwise excellent. OLYMPIA2014 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Chemisk Philosophie eller den nyere Chemies Grundsandheder fremsatte i en nye orden

      Kjøbenhavn 1797 - 198 sider p. Denne bog blev hurtigt oversat til over 10 sprog fra den franske udgave Indbundet i et pænt samtidig halvlæder med gulddekoration på ryg, ingen titelmærkat

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         AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE EMBASSY TO THE EMPEROR OF CHINAUNDERTAKEN BY ORDER

      - London 1797, Stockdale. Full new red calf, 475p., 33 copper- etched plates, 2 folding copper etched maps, some minor general page soil, complete, index, errata, list of plates, 13 x 21.5 cm., abridged edition, complete in itself. Staunton compiled this great work from the first British embassy to China under Lord Macartney. This historic and most famous work not only covers this first official & diplomatic visit to China, but also documents the customs, people and life style of the Chinese before the influence of the West came in. * A monumental primary resource. Lavishly illustrated with fine drawings. The abridged edition. Covers a very early drawing of the tea camellia, other botanical/fruits & specimens, Chinese barges, bridges, insects, foot-binding of Chinese women, deities, Emperor's furnishings, art works, bronze statues, monuments, agricultural implements & unique Chinese inventions, pumps, plough, water raising machines, two lovely itinerary maps, the Great Wall, and many others. A wonderful primary documentation of this great event. * With information on Macao as well. *

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         Les Candidats, à la nouvelle législature, ou Les Grands hommes de l'an cinquième. Avec les véritables noms, prénoms et surnoms qu'ils ont acquis pendant la Révolution. Par le cousin Luc, petit-frère du grand-cousin Jacques.

      Paris, Maret [R. Vatar], an V, (1797), - quatre (sur cinq) livraisons en un volume in-8, 110 pp. en numérotation continue, un f. vierge, demi-basane brique, dos à nerfs orné de filets et du chiffre B répété dans les entre-nerfs (rel. du XIXe s.). Coiffes rognées, dos passé. Les cinq pièces en vers qui portent ce titre forment un petit périodique qui avait pour but de ridiculiser le personnel révolutionnaire. L'attestation du numéro 5 est problématique, elle ne se trouve que chez Deschiens repris par Hatin (mais qui n'a manifestement pas vu d'exemplaire). Le numéro II porte le titre de : Les Candidats chez Bénézech. Martin & Walter, Journaux, 183 (ne donne que 4 numéros). Hatin, p. 269. Tourneux IV, 20649 (ne connaît que les 4 premières livraisons).

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         AN AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT OF AN EMBASSY FROM THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN TO THE EMPEROR

      - London 1797, Stockdale. Full new calf, spine gilt, 1 volume edition, 33 copper engravings, 13 x 21.5 cm., abridged from the Papers of Earl Macartney, contents clean, text only, no atlas. THE OFFICIAL RECORD: The official account of Earl McCartney's informative but unsuccessful mission to establish formal diplomatic and commercial relations with China. Staunton accompanied the Embassy as Secretary & compiled his book chiefly from the papers of the Ambassador & his fellow envoys. A fascinating true history of the expedition, useful primary source. * IMPORTANT NOTE ! Only the FIRST EDITION of this work contains the atlas folio. Other different or later editions are as described. Beautiful views of Cochin-China, Macao, Yang-Tzw river life, many other views of China. Highly collectable title, documenting the first English Embassy to China. A most handsome addition to any great collection. This work is seldom found in its complete state, with the atlas of maps & superb copper engraved plates, with nice frontis engravings in volumes 1 & 2 of McCartney and Tchien Lung, the Great Emperor of China. * THE ATLAS OR FOLIO: Not issued until 1798: The atlas was copper etched, it contains a folded general chart of the track followed by the two ships around the world, along with 43 other fine charts, maps, plans and marvelous illustrations, with superb views recorded for posterity. * THE PLATES: The lively and large plates illustrate coastal views, birds of an unusual character, natives and other images of significance. Expertly drawn and engraved. * By and large, the best single English language item done on China in the 18th century ! George Staunton [1737-1801] was a British diplomat, in 1774 Dr. Samuel Johnson met Staunton and they became life-long friends. Although the official mission to China failed, a wealth of precious information was collected and published in this first comprehensive official account. During this period of time, Great Britain was anxious to establish formal diplomatic relations with China and open usual trade relations. The unwilling Chinese resisted all Western foreign intervention in China. In the end the gifts and arguments were rejected. * THE FOLIO: The folio [when present] contains [102p.], 5 large folding maps, 50 finely engraved plates, large format, ca. 58 x 43 cm., fresh, clean copy, no foxing. * **** BIBLIOGRAPHY: E. Cox: A REFERENCE GULIDE TO THE LITERATURE OF TRAVEL, P.334-345. * Lust 545. * H. H. Cordier: SINICA 2381-82. * Hill: Pacific Voyages, p280-281, 1628, p.250. * Maggs: Catalog no. 521:"Apart from its Chinese importance, is of considerable interest owing to the various places visited en route, including Madeira, Teneriff, Rio de Janero, St. Helena, Tristan D'Acuna, Amsterdam Island, Java, Sumatra, Cochin-China, etc." * Cox I, p.334: "A most interesting account of Chinese manners & customs at the close of the 18th century." *

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         Observations on the various systems of canal navigation, with inferences practical and mathematical; in which Mr. Fulton's plan of wheel-boats, and the utility of subterraneous and of small canals are particularly investigated, including an account of the canals and inclined planes of China.

      London: published by I. and J. Taylor at the Architectural Library High Holborn 1797 - 4to., 4 engraved plates including a folding map, (8) + 104pp., early 19th century half russia, gilt spine labels, the backstrip with some later restoration. A very good copy with an impeccable provenance. Originally in the library of Thomas Bell> (1785-1860), the Newcastle-upon-Tyne land surveyor and book collector: and with the later (1930) bookplate of the Institution of Naval Architects> (the Scott Collection>). First edition. Largely a technical discussion of the relative advantages of inclined planes and locks under different circumstances. Chapman considered his own inclined plane system to be superior to Fulton's as described in his Treatise on the improvement of canal navigation> (1796). William Chapman (1749-1832), civil engineer, was for much of his career working with, or on behalf of, several of the celebrated engineers and civil engineers of the day, including Matthew Boulton, James Watt and John Rennie. He was involved in canal building, dock construction, drainage schemes and even industrial railways. Chapman was a long-time member of the Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers. Skempton 234. Goldsmiths 17081. Kress B.3364. Williams I. p.462.> [bound with], [PHILLIPS, John> A treatise on inland navigation: illustrated with a whole-sheet plan, delineating the course of an intended navigable canal from London to Norwich and Lynn, through the counties of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, denoting every town and village through which it is proposed to pass. With two other plans, to prove the practicability of executing the whole with success: And a plan for extending the navigation from Bishop-Stortford to Cambridge, without passing through the grounds or parks at Shotgrove or Audley End; by which the opposition that has been always made by the Noble owners of those grounds is obviated, and a direct conveyance from Cambridge to London, by water, may be carried into execution. The lands through which the canal is proposed to pass, will double, and in many parts treble their present value; and, besides the great advantage to land-holders, its utility and benefit will extend to the trade of these counties in particular, as well as to the public at large, by the means of a cheap and speedy conveyance for corn, and all heavy articles, to market, by water, whether for home consumption or exportation. There will be found a vast saving, when compared to the great expence of land carriage; which is clearly proved in this treatise. Another important and national object will arise from this plan, which is, that the cities of London and Westminster may be supplied with corn and coals, which at all times will prevent a scarcity or monopoly.> London: S. Hooper. 1785. 4to., with a large folding engraved map and engraved plate, xii + 50 + (8)pp., the map lightly soiled else a very good copy. First edition. John Phillips (fl. 1778 - ca. 1817), writer on inland navigation, was a native of Essex but is otherwise something of an enigma. He is known to have travelled extensively in Europe pursuing his information gathering on canal developments which resulted in a definitive General History of Inland Navigation> which went through several editions between 1792 and 1809. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         In mutilum Campani amphitheatri titulum aliasque nonnullas Campanas inscriptiones commentarius. Editio secunda auctior.

      Naples, Vincenzo Orsini 1797 - in-4, XL-201-[3] pp., avec 2 planches dépliantes "in fine", vélin rigide, dos lisse (reliure de l'époque). Grande mouillure infra-paginale aux premiers feuillets. Réimpression posthume du premier ouvrage de Mazzocchi (1684-1771), publié en 1727, soit deux ans seulement après son arrivée à Rome, et qui connut un grand succès dans toute l'Europe. A la fin du XIXe siècle encore, Karl Julius Beloch (1854-1929) estimait qu'il s'agissait du meilleur ouvrage écrit sur l'histoire et la topographie de Capoue antique. L'auteur, venant d'une famille modeste de Naples, entré par nécessité dans les Ordres, selon l'usage, s'acquit au cours du XVIIIe siècle la réputation du meilleur épigraphiste d'Italie. Il refusa plusieurs archevêchés offerts par le Roi de Naples pour se consacrer exclusivement à ses études. Exemplaire de l'historien Camillo Minieri Riccio (1813-1882), directeur de l'Archivio di Stato di Napoli de 1874 à sa mort, avec vignette ex-libris contrecollée sur les premières gardes.

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         Observations on the various systems of canal navigation, with inferences practical and mathematical; in which Mr. Fulton's plan of wheel-boats, and the utility of subterraneous and of small canals are particularly investigated, including an account of the canals and inclined planes of China.

      London: published by I. and J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, High Holborn. 1797. 4to., 4 engraved plates including a folding map, (8) + 104pp., early 19th century half russia, gilt spine labels, the backstrip with some later restoration. A very good copy with an impeccable provenance. Originally in the library of Thomas Bell> (1785-1860), the Newcastle-upon-Tyne land surveyor and book collector: and with the later (1930) bookplate of the Institution of Naval Architects> (the Scott Collection>). First edition. Largely a technical discussion of the relative advantages of inclined planes and locks under different circumstances. Chapman considered his own inclined plane system to be superior to Fulton's as described in his Treatise on the improvement of canal navigation> (1796). William Chapman (1749-1832), civil engineer, was for much of his career working with, or on behalf of, several of the celebrated engineers and civil engineers of the day, including Matthew Boulton, James Watt and John Rennie. He was involved in canal building, dock construction, drainage schemes and even industrial railways. Chapman was a long-time member of the Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers. Skempton 234. Goldsmiths 17081. Kress B.3364. Williams I. p.462.> [bound with], [PHILLIPS, John> A treatise on inland navigation: illustrated with a whole-sheet plan, delineating the course of an intended navigable canal from London to Norwich and Lynn, through the counties of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, denoting every town and village through which it is proposed to pass. With two other plans, to prove the practicability of executing the whole with success: And a plan for extending the navigation from Bishop-Stortford to Cambridge, without passing through the grounds or parks at Shotgrove or Audley End; by which the opposition that has been always made by the Noble owners of those grounds is obviated, and a direct conveyance from Cambridge to London, by water, may be carried into execution. The lands through which the canal is proposed to pass, will double, and in many parts treble their present value; and, besides the great advantage to land-holders, its utility and benefit will extend to the trade of these counties in particular, as well as to the public at large, by the means of a cheap and speedy conveyance for corn, and all heavy articles, to market, by water, whether for home consumption or exportation. There will be found a vast saving, when compared to the great expence of land carriage; which is clearly proved in this treatise. Another important and national object will arise from this plan, which is, that the cities of London and Westminster may be supplied with corn and coals, which at all times will prevent a scarcity or monopoly.> London: S. Hooper. 1785. 4to., with a large folding engraved map and engraved plate, xii + 50 + (8)pp., the map lightly soiled else a very good copy. First edition. John Phillips (fl. 1778 - ca. 1817), writer on inland navigation, was a native of Essex but is otherwise something of an enigma. He is known to have travelled extensively in Europe pursuing his information gathering on canal developments which resulted in a definitive General History of Inland Navigation> which went through several editions between 1792 and 1809.

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         Réflexions sur la métaphysique du calcul infinitésimal

      Duprat, Paris 1797 - Demi basane à coins postérieure. Un volume in-12 (183x114 mm), 80 pages et 1 planche dépliante . Nombreuses notes manuscrites au crayon Rare édition originale, bien complète de la planche dépliante. DSB [III, p.75 : " his 'Réflexions sur la métaphysique du calcul infinitésimal', first published in 1797, (.) frankly acknowledged the difficulties that infinitesimal analysis raises for common sens and although it was reserved to the reforms initiated by Cauchy, Bolzano and Gauss to put the calculus on a rigorous footing, Carnot's justification evidently answered for well over a century to the needs of a public that wished to understand its own use of the calculus. The genious of the infinitesimal calculus, in Carnot's account, lay in its capacity to compensate in its own procedures for errors that it deliberately admitted into the process of computation for the purpose of faciliting a solution."] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Bound in later half sheep. 12mo (183x114 mm), 80 pages and one plate . Old handwritten notes. Rare first edition, complete with the folding plate DSB [III, p.75 : " his 'Réflexions sur la métaphysique du calcul infinitésimal', first published in 1797, (.) frankly acknowledged the difficulties that infinitesimal analysis raises for common sens and although it was reserved to the reforms initiated by Cauchy, Bolzano and Gauss to put the calculus on a rigorous footing, Carnot's justification evidently answered for well over a century to the needs of a public that wished to understand its own use of the calculus. The genious of the infinitesimal calculus, in Carnot's account, lay in its capacity to compensate in its own procedures for errors that it deliberately admitted into the process of computation for the purpose of faciliting a solution."] In 8 / 8vo 150g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         ESSAI SUR LA THEORIE DES TORRENS ET DES RIVIERES PAR CITOYEN FABRE BIDAULT 1797

      BIDAULT 1797 - ESSAI SUR LA THEORIE DES TORRENS ET DES RIVIERES CONTENANT LES MOYENS LES PLUS SIMPLES .PAR LE CITOYEN FABRE A PARIS CHEZ BIDAULT LIBRAIRE AN. V - 1797 In 4°, pag. [4] XXXII 284, legatura in mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, occhiello, 8 tavole ripiegate in b/n. Lievi abrasioni alle cerniere e al dorso, lieve brunitura alle prime e alle ultime 2 pagine. Ulteriori dettagli e immagini a richiesta. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Sind die Hindernisse der Gewissheit und Einfachheit der praktischen Arzneykunde unübersteiglich? (pp.727-762).

      Journ. pract. Heilk., 4/4 - Jena, in der academischen Buchhandlung, 1797, 8, 853 (1) pp., Pappband d.Zt. EIN MARKSTEIN - UNGEMISCHTE ARZNEIENErster Auflage dieser recht umfangreiche Arbeit - ebenfalls von programmatischer Bedeutung für das werden der homöpathischen Heilweise: "Der Weg geht weiter zum dritten Markstein, zur Forderung der Einfachheit der Arzneimittel ... Schon 1797 wandte sich Hahneman in seinem Aufsatz: "Sind die Hindernisse ... der practischen Arzneykunde unübersteiglich?" mit aller Entschiedenheit gegen die Arzneigemische. Er schrieb, übrigens ohne besonders auf die Homöopathie einzugehen, :"Darf ichs gestehen, daß ich seit Jahren nie etwas andres, außer ein einziges Mittel auf einmal verordnet und nie wiederholt habe, als bis auf die Wirkung der vorherigen Gabe exspirirt war? ... daß ich auf diese Art glücklich und zur Zufriedenheit meiner Kranken geheilt und Dinge gesehen habe, die ich sonst nicht gesehen hätte?" Ein Markstein der neuen Heillehre. 'Für eine genau erkannte Krankheitsform darf nur die einzige, richtig ausgewählte Arznei das gegebene Heilmittel sein. cf. Haehl, Hahnemann, Bd. 1, S.78.Schmidt Nr.135

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         GEORGE MORLAND (1763 - 1804). "A litter of foxes". Zwei Rotfüchse mit ihren zwei Jungtieren im Wald.

      - Altkol. Schabkunstblatt in Braun von J. Grozer nach "Animals by C. Loraine Smith, Esqr., Landscape by G. Morland", London, dat. 1797, 45 x 60,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXV, S. 159: Morland "wurde schnell beliebt durch seine Sittenbilder, . u.s. Jagdbilder". - Thieme-Becker Bd. XV, S. 116: Grozer "stach und schabte eine Reihe trefflicher Wiedergaben von Gemälden . G. Morland's u.a.". - Mit drei kleinen professionell restaurierten Randeinrissen. Dekoratives Schabkunstblatt in mehreren Braunabstufungen gedruckt und koloriert.

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         Introductio in analysin infinitorum

      Bernuset, Lyon 1797 - Demi basane de l'époque, dos lisse portant les pièces de titre et de tomaison. Deux volumes in quarto (249x193 mm), portrait, frontispice,xvi-320 pages, un tableau dépliant et 16 planches hors texte / frontispice, (2)-398 pages Reliures un peu frottées, petits défauts au dos. . Nouvelle édition lyonnaise de cet ouvrage fondamental dans lequel Euler traite de l’étude générale des fonctions et met en évidence pour la première fois les liens entre fonctions exponentielles et fonctions circulaires. Il y introduit les abréviations courantes pour les fonctions trigonométriques, et montre la relation cos ? + i sin ? = e(i?). Norman [first edition 1748, 732: The 'Introductio' contained expositions of algebra, trigonometry, analytical geometry (both plane and solid), infinite series and number theory, as well as a thorough and highly important investigation into the concept of fonction. Euler gave the first precise definition of 'functions', classified functions in the way generally used today, and presented the first clear statement of the idea that mathematical analysis is a science of ,functions. The work also standardized the still somewhat uncertain field of mathematical notation, putting into general use the symbols sin, cos, e and Pi; with few exception, the notation Euler used is the modern notation"] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary quarter sheep, flat spine, title and volume number in gilt on lettering-pieces. Two 4to (249x193 mm), portrait, frontispiece,xvi-320 pages, one folding table and 16 plates / frontispice, (2)-398 pages Binding a little rubbed, spine chipped . New edition of this fundamental work in which Euler discusses the general study of functions and highlights for the first time the connections between exponential and circular functions. It introduces common abbreviations for trigonometric functions, and shows the relation cos ? + i sin ? = e (i?). Norman [first edition 1748, 732: The 'Introductio' contained expositions of algebra, trigonometry, analytical geometry (both plane and solid), infinite series and number theory, as well as a thorough and highly important investigation into the concept of fonction. Euler gave the first precise definition of 'functions', classified functions in the way generally used today, and presented the first clear statement of the idea that mathematical analysis is a science of ,functions. The work also standardized the still somewhat uncertain field of mathematical notation, putting into general use the symbols sin, cos, e and Pi; with few exception, the notation Euler used is the modern notation"] In quarto / 4to 1770g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Old English Baron. A Gothic Story. Embellished With Elegant Engravings. The Sixth Edition; Printed for C. Dilly

      printed for C. Dilly, in the Poultry, London 1797 - Sixth Edition of Reeve's best-known work, a major influence on the development of Gothic fiction. 8vo: xi,[1],264pp, with 8 full-page copper-engraved plates (including frontispiece). English mottled calf, flat spine in six compartments, gilt sunburst medallion in each, separated by gilt-ruled bands, black leather lettering piece gilt, board edges decorated with gilt roll. Early, neat manuscript ex libris to front fly leaf. An excellent, wide-margined example in a handsome contemporary binding, spotting on plates restricted to margins, pages virtually pristine. Summers, p. 449. Lowndes, IV, 2065 ("A romance of considerable repute, frequently reprinted."). First published anonymously at Colchester, in 1777, as The champion of virtue, then republished a year later with Reeve's name on the title-page, as The Old English Baron: a Gothic Story. An ambitious reworking of Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto (or, as Reeve described it, "the literary offspring of the castle of Otranto"). "The story, like many of the time, concerns usurpation unmasked and legitimate succession restored by a hero resembling an idealized mid-eighteenth-century gentrified professional man. This fable continued to speak to the largely professional middle-class reading public. An eighth edition appeared in 1807, Anna Letitia Barbauld included it in her British Novelists (1810), and there were many further reprints throughout the century, when it was often paired with Walpole's Otranto." (ODNB) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Gesamtansicht; darüber Porträt von Karl VI. und Erklärungen ('Ulm.').

      - Kupferstich v. Georg Hisler aus Sächsischer Postillion b. Carl Friedr. Völkel in Löbau, 1797, 18,5 x 29,5 Nicht bei Schefold/Pflüger, Ulm Das Bild der Stadt in alten Ansichten!

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         The Habitable World Described, or the Present State of the People in All Parts of the Globe, from North to South..

      London, 1797. 1st ed. Hardcover. Very Good. 20 vols. bound in 10. 20 engraved second titles, 69 folding maps and plans, 155 plates. Solid 19th century 1/2 leather (marbled boards with brown leather backstrips and corners). 21cm. Browning on some plates and maps. Portions (perhaps a fifth or less) of the volumes with significant foxing; the balance almost without any foxing. A bookseller (probably from the 1950's or 1960's) has inked prices in most of the volumes (15 each) as well as a price for the set. Heraldic bookplate of Christopher Harrison in each volume. The number of plates and maps is based on a physical collation of these volumes. Trusler was a compiler of multi-volume works based almost entirely on the writings of other authorities. Overall, an impressive compendium of information, not all of it entirely reliable, about many parts of the world, although rather sketchy about Africa and most parts of the Western Hemisphere.

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         AN EXPLANATION OF DASSIER'S MEDALS OF THE SOVEREIGNS OF ENGLAND.

      Landscape folio. Marbled card covers with printed label to front. Seven pages of letter-press description to the rear. Bound in is a prospectus for several of Dassier's works.

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         The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1797.. [Late Antiquity]. EARLY OCTAVO EDITION. In 12 volumes. Octavo (22 x 14cm). With a copper engraved frontispiece of the author to volume I and three folding maps. Recently re-backed using original marbled calf boards, with gilt titles to red and black labels on spine, done to-style with additional gilt tooling. Some repairs to folding maps. Some volumes lacking half-titles. Occasional minor worming to margins. Generally a crisp clean set. Good overall. Originally published sequentially in six volumes between 1776 and 1788, Gibbon's 'Decline and Fall' is universally acknowledged as a historiographical and literary giant of the English language. It has been read by historians of Rome and Byzantium ever since publication, though Gibbon's pessimistic attitude is currently unfashionable amongst scholars of Late Antiquity. Nevertheless, the breadth of his coverage and the depth of his knowledge remains unrivalled.

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         The Voyage of Nearchus from the Indus to the Euphrates.

      Cadell and Davies, London 1797 - Vincent William: The Voyage of Nearchus from the Indus to the Euphrates. Collected etc. London, Cadell and Davies, 1797. 4to, contemporary half leather, gilt leather label on the spine, pp. XV-530, (2), with engraving opposite the frontispice and six plates with maps, of which four are folding. Original edition. The famous journey of Alexander the Great's second-in-command , the only ancient source about settlements in Eritrea and Makran (a region between Iran and Pakistan). Uncommon. A copy with ample margins but various stains which get more evident in the last pages. Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Observations on Certain Documents Contained in No V and VI of

      1797. Phil., 1865. 1 of 50 Octavo edition. Phil., 1865. 1 of 50 Octavo edition. Limited Fine-Press Edition of Hamilton's "Reynolds Pamphlet" Hamilton, Alexander [1757-1804]. Observations on Certain Documents Contained in No. V & VI of "The History of the United States for the Year 1796,": In Which the Charge of Speculation Against Alexander Hamilton, Late Secretary of the Treasury, Is Fully Refuted. Philadelphia: Printed for James Fenno, 1797. [New York: Printed for the Hamilton Club, 1865]. [viii], 157 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Later stiff-paper wrappers, original title panel affixed to front cover, deckle edges. Very light soiling, negligible light rubbing to extremities, faint offsetting from bookend to front cover, front free endpaper detached. Light toning to interior, early presentation inscription to front free endpaper. $750. * From an edition of 50, this number 15. This remarkable work, better known as the "Reynolds Pamphlet," relates to one of the first sex scandals in American political history. While secretary of the treasury, Hamilton had a three-year affair with a woman named Maria Reynolds. This affair was instigated and encouraged by her husband, James, as a way to extort hush money from Hamilton. Jailed for his participation in a shady speculative scheme, Reynolds attempted to implicate Hamilton in exchange for his freedom, through the help of political enemies, believing Hamilton would claim responsibility if he threatened with public exposure of the affair. In the meantime rumors linking Hamilton to the speculative scheme began to circulate and find their way into print, most notably in Callender's History of the United States. In a bold move to protect his public reputation, Hamilton addressed the rumors and prevented a political scandal by confessing the truth. Denying any charges of public financial impropriety, he admitted his "amorous connection" with Maria Reynolds with her husband's "privity and connivance." According to Sabin, Mrs. Hamilton tried to buy up all copies of the 1797 pamphlet, but some escaped. A second edition was reprinted in 1800 in the midst of the Jefferson-Burr election by a group of anti-Federalists. As one would expect, a small number of first editions exist today. The Hamilton Club reprint of the first edition was also issued as a quarto in 1865 in an edition limited to 25 copies.

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         Parte meridionale dell'Africa che comprende la bassa Guinea, e la Cafreria coll'isola di Madagascar

      Calcografia camerale, Roma 1797 - Incisione in rame, mm 345x475. Non comune carta dell'Africa centro meridionale. Ottimo esemplare marginoso con lievissimo alone centrale. Tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801. La Calcografia Camerale gli commissionÚ l'opera per sostituire il "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745-1824), allievo di Piranesi, fu religioso, geografo, costruttore di globi e cartografo. Copper engraving, mm 345x475. Scarce map of southern Africa. From "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", printed in Rome form 1792 to 1801. Very good conditon, just a very light paper discoloration at centerfold cartografia.

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         Observations on Certain Documents Contained in No V and VI of...

      1797. Phil., 1865. 1 of 50 Octavo edition. Limited Fine-Press Edition of Hamilton's "Reynolds Pamphlet" Hamilton, Alexander [1757-1804]. Observations on Certain Documents Contained in No. V & VI of "The History of the United States for the Year 1796,": In Which the Charge of Speculation Against Alexander Hamilton, Late Secretary of the Treasury, Is Fully Refuted. Philadelphia: Printed for James Fenno, 1797. [New York: Printed for the Hamilton Club, 1865]. [viii], 157 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Later stiff-paper wrappers, original title panel affixed to front cover, deckle edges. Very light soiling, negligible light rubbing to extremities, faint offsetting from bookend to front cover, front free endpaper detached. Light toning to interior, early presentation inscription to front free endpaper. $750. * From an edition of 50, this number 15. This remarkable work, better known as the "Reynolds Pamphlet," relates to one of the first sex scandals in American political history. While secretary of the treasury, Hamilton had a three-year affair with a woman named Maria Reynolds. This affair was instigated and encouraged by her husband, James, as a way to extort hush money from Hamilton. Jailed for his participation in a shady speculative scheme, Reynolds attempted to implicate Hamilton in exchange for his freedom, through the help of political enemies, believing Hamilton would claim responsibility if he threatened with public exposure of the affair. In the meantime rumors linking Hamilton to the speculative scheme began to circulate and find their way into print, most notably in Callender's History of the United States. In a bold move to protect his public reputation, Hamilton addressed the rumors and prevented a political scandal by confessing the truth. Denying any charges of public financial impropriety, he admitted his "amorous connection" with Maria Reynolds with her husband's "privity and connivance." According to Sabin, Mrs. Hamilton tried to buy up all copies of the 1797 pamphlet, but some escaped. A second edition was reprinted in 1800 in the midst of the Jefferson-Burr election by a group of anti-Federalists. As one would expect, a small number of first editions exist today. The Hamilton Club reprint of the first edition was also issued as a quarto in 1865 in an edition limited to 25 copies.

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         The state of the poor: or, an history of the labouring classes in England, from the conquest to the present period; . together with parochial reports . With a large appendix; .

      London Printed by J. Davis for B. & J. White; G. G. & J. Robinson; T. Payne; R. Faulder; T. Egerton; J. Debrett; and D. Bremner 1797 - First edition. Three volumes, 4to., complete with half titles to all volumes, directions to the binder (end of vol. 1) and the supplementary leaf 3L3 in volume 2, and sheets 5B*–5B†4 in volume 3 as called for in the directions to the binder, folding table, modern half calf gilt, an excellent example. A remarkable work by a follower of Adam Smith. Sir Frederick Eden (1766 – 1809), was one of the founders of the Globe Insurance Company and later its chairman, however he is best known as a social investigator. His reputation for this rests on The State of the Poor. He explained the circumstances that led him to do the research: "The difficulties which the labouring classes experienced, from the high price of grain, and of provisions in general, as well as of cloathing [sic] and fuel, during the years 1794 and 1795, induced me, from motives both of benevolence and personal curiosity, to investigate their conditions in various parts of the kingdom." The book was intended to provide a factual basis for the current debate on what to do about the poor. "[The State of the Poor] was written from a perspective that reveals Eden's general adherence to Adam Smith's system of natural liberty in economic affairs; this led Karl Marx to claim that Eden was the only eighteenth-century disciple of Smith to produce a work of any significance." (Donald Winch, ODNB). Eden did some of the field-work himself, obtained information from clergymen but also sent out "a remarkably faithful and intelligent person" with a questionnaire he had designed. This was modelled on that used by Sir John Sinclair in his Statistical Account of Scotland. Einaudi 1714; Goldsmiths' 17107; Kress B.3384; PMM 249. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Le isole del Giappone e la Corea delineate sulle ultime osservazioni

      Incisione in rame, mm 345x480. Non comune carta che mette in grande risalto la Corea secondo le nuove rilevazioni di D'Anville. Ottimo esemplare marginoso con lievissimo alone centrale. Tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801. La Calcografia Camerale gli commissionò l'opera per sostituire il "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745-1824), allievo di Piranesi, fu religioso, geografo, costruttore di globi e cartografo. Copper engraving, mm 345x470. Scarce map of Japan and Korea. From "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", printed in Rome form 1792 to 1801. Very good conditon, just a very light paper discoloration at centerfold

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         Vita e Fasti di Caterina II, Imperatrice ed autocratice di tutte le Russie.

      Agnelli and Zatta Lugano but Venice -99 1797 - Six volumes 8vo. Engraved portrait frontispiece, title with engr. vignette, VIII, 248 pp., with large folding plate after Novelli, folding genealogical table; engraved portrait frontispiece, title with engr. vignette, 299 pp., large folding map after Novelli; engraved portrait frontispiece, title with engr. vignette, IV, 240 pp., large folding engr. map; engraved portrait frontispiece, vignette title with engr. vignette, IV, 239 pp., large folding engr. map; engraved portrait frontispiece, title with engr. vignette, IV, 251 pp., large folding engr. map; engraved portrait frontispiece, title with engr. vignette, IV, LXXX, 172 pp., large folding engr. map in contemporary hand-colour - in all 6 portrait plates, 2 folding plates and 4 folding maps, all engraved by Zatta and others; some spotting and occasional marginal tears, pp. LVII - LX in vol 6 misbound, missing pp. I-IV (table of contents) in vol. 2. Contemporary green half sheep over marbled boards, labels with gilt lettering to spines; rubbed at extremities. Attractive example, in contemporary binding and with the map of Poland in contemporary colour. This lovely illustrated work is scarce as it is absent from most bibliographies and we could trace only one complete copy at auction in the last 35 years. The plates and maps, all strongly inked and in a fresh state, are the work of Antonio Zatta, one of the most famous Venetian publishers of maps and atlases. This illustration gives a panorama of the Russian Empire in the 18th century including; its landmark events (the founding of St. Petersburg by Peter the Great), its leaders (Catherine of course, but also Empress Anna, Pugachev, Potemkin and Paul Ist) and its territories and influences thanks to large maps showing the Empire and the newly conquered Crimea, but also Moldavia, and Poland together with a portrait of King Stanislas. The map of Poland is drawn from Rizzi Zanoni's 'Atlante Polacco'. Francesco Becattini, 'Apatistic Academic' also known as 'Remigio Puparez', was a Florentine politic, historian and economist. Not in Fekula. Melzi, Dizionario di opere anonime e pseudonime di scrittori italiani; Caldelari, Bibliografia luganese del Settecento, 1999. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         An authentic account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China [.] with notices of Tristan d'Acuna, Amsterdam, Java, Sumatra, Cochin-China. Taken chiefly from the papers of His Excellency the Earl of Macartney.

      London G. Nicol 1797 - First edition. 3 volumes, comprising 2 volumes 4to text and landscape folio atlas (45 x 56 cm.). 44 engraved maps and plates, some folding, marginal tear to plate 41 repaired; text volumes contemporary diced russia rebacked to style; atlas half calf over marbled boards to match, a fine clean set. A finely illustrated account of the first British embassy to China, which was to lead to the foundation of Hong Kong as a British trading post. It was the failure of this mission to establish direct trade links with China that convinced the British government of the need to set up its own trading post. Staunton, a medical doctor and friend of Dr. Johnson, accompanied McCartney as secretary. To write his account, Staunton had access to McCartney's journal and was assisted by John Barrow. Staunton's account is noteworthy for his detailed description of the journey, his examination of Chinese customs (including the binding of women's feet) and the detailed appendix on Chinese trade with Europe and more specifically Britain. Alexander's plates are of special interest due to their depiction of subjects that very few Europeans had recorded or seen and the indications they gave to the considerable technical, artistic and organizational advancement of the Chinese civilization. The atlas also includes a detailed map of Macao. The work was hugely successful, fifteen editions were issued in seven countries in thirty years. Cordier, Sinica, 2381-83; Hill 1628; Lowendahl 697; Lust 545 & 547. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Voyage de la Pérouse autour du Monde, publié conformément au décret du 22 Avril 1791, et rédigé par M. L.A. Milet-Mureau.

      Paris Imprimerie de la République An V An V 1797 - First edition. Four text volumes, 4to., (31 x 23.5cm) and folio atlas (61.5 x 45cm). Engraved portrait of La Pérouse after Tardieu, all half-titles, colophon leaf in vol. I-III, vol. IV colophon following index. (vol. IV with a few minor marginal chips repaired.) Atlas with engraved allegorical title-page by Moreau le Jeune, titled Atlas du voyage de La Pérouse without imprint, and 69 engraved platescomprising folding world map, 35 views and natural history plates,33 maps or coastal profiles (20 double-page). Original pink paper covered boards, unopened and uncut, neat repairs and restoration to bindings, spines faded, covers with old residual dampstaining, modern red morocco labels, a fine set. The first edition of one of the most important scientific explorations ever undertaken to the Pacific and the N.W. American coast, and the first scientific voyage to California. This example a rare survival in original boards. "The voyage round the world under the command of La Pérouse was intended as the French equivalent of Captain Cook's third voyage and was enthusiastically endorsed by the Academy of Sciences and particularly by Louis XVI . The most significant results of the voyage are the charts of the then imperfectly known Asiatic coast of the Pacific." - Forbes. La Pérouse was the first explorer to navigate and chart the Japan sea and the strait between the island of Sakhalin and the northernmost island of Japan, which bears his name. At Kamchatka he received instructions to proceed to Australia to assess the extent of British plans. He arrived at Botany Bay in January 1788, just hours after Governor Phillip had arrived with the First Fleet. La Pérouse's habit of forwarding copies of journals and drawings when opportunity offered ensured their survival, for as is well known, the accomplishments of the voyage have been overshadowed by the disappearance of the entire expedition. The folio atlas contains magnificent maps of Russian Asia, Japan, the Pacific North-West Coast, Hawaii, San Francisco, and Monterey; the views include a fine series of botanical and ornithological plates, including the California quail. Of particular interest to Hawaii is the plate that depicts French ships off Makena, Maui. It is the first fully developed view of that island. Hill 972; Forbes 272; Lada-Mocarski 52; Ferguson 251; Brunet III, 828-829; Sabin 4797. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A New Map of the County of Oxford, From an Actual Survey on which are Delineated the Course of the Rivers and Roads, the Parks, Gentlemans Seats, Heaths, Woods, Forests, Commons &c. &c. By Richard Davis of Lewknor, Topographer to His Majesty.

      London, Published by J.Cary for R.Davis, of Lewknor Oxfordshire. Aug.st 1 1797. - Copper engraved Each sheet 640 x 460 mm Surveyed by Richard Davis and engraved by John Cary on 16 sheets on a scale of 2 inches to 1 mile, plus a single-sheet map of the whole county engraved by Cary on a scale of 3/4 inch to 1 mile to serve as a key to the large-scale map. Bound in marbled folio. A fine example of the most important map of Oxfordshire. Signed by Davis and numbered 38. Jefferys' fine 32 panel folding map of Oxfordshire of 1767 was succeeded in 1797 by the first map of the County on a scale of 2 inches to 1 mile, engraved by Cary from a survey by Richard Davis, a land surveyor from Lewknor in Oxfordshire. Davis's name had first appeared some years earlier in 1792 when he advertised in Jackson's Oxford Journal offering services to survey or plan estates or assist in the selling or letting of houses. In the following years he was especially active in Oxfordshire and the city of Oxford where the University proved a rewarding source of commissions. In 1790 Davis advertised his intention to publish in 1792 a survey of Oxfordshire on a scale of 1 inches to 1 mile, this scale being specifically chosen to complement the 18-sheet map of Berkshire by John Rocque who had held the post of Topographer to His Majesty, a post to which Davis himself was appointed in1786. Subscriptions came slowly however, and it was not until 1797 that the Oxfordshire survey was finally published on 16 sheets at £3 10s 6d including full wash colour and a key map. All subscribers' copies were numbered on the title sheet and individually signed by Davis himself; the highest recorded serial number of 159 suggesting a total printing of less than 200 copies, this particular impression is numbered 38. Of particular interest is the plan of the University and City of Oxford, similar in scale and ichnographical detail to the plan of the city by Isaac Taylor in 1751 but with some updating, notably the intersection of the Oxford Canal, which opened in 1790. The cartographical detail is immense, well worthy of an estate surveyor of Davis's reputation, and takes full advantage of the larger scale. In the villages and rural areas almost every house and farm is shown with its land, and even in the towns there is great effort made to make them ichnographically correct. The road system is extensive; from major roads with their distances from Oxford and London, and between the major towns, down to minor roads and bridle paths. Further detail includes hills and woods, heaths, parks and commons, and mills, churches and farms, whilst gentlemen's seats and large houses are shown in profusion. The boundaries of the city of Oxford extend from Folly Bridge to St.Giles and from Botley to St.Clements - with the emptiness of Cowley Common separating the village of Cowley from the City. John Cary, the engraver, was fast establishing a reputation as one of the foremost map-makers of his day, skilled in engraving, globe-making and publishing. He was described by the carto-bibliographer Sir George Frodham, as the most representative, able and prolific English cartographer. Davis continued as a land surveyor until his death in 1814, but the present survey, for which he received 50 guineas from the Society of Arts, was his only contribution to English county cartography. Condition: Excellent condition throughout. Original boards, new spine. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         Gegenmittel einiger heroischer Gewächssubstanzen (pp.3-21) + Einige Arten anhaltender und nachlassender Fieber (pp.22-51) + Einige periodische Krankheiten und Septimanen (pp.52-59).

      Journ. pract. Heilk., 5/1. - Jena, Academ. Buchhdlg., 1797, 8, (2), 254, (2), (2) pp., feiner Pappband im Stil d.Zt. Erstdruck!Drei gleichzeitig publizierte, frühe Erfahrungsberichte. Aufschlußreiche Praxisberichte Hahnemann aus der Frühzeit seiner Tätigkeit als praktischer Arzt, zurückgehend bis ca. 1782. Schon hier zeigen sich, neben der strikten Ablehnung überkommender Behandlungsmethoden wie häufige Aderlässe oder Abführmittel, bereits die ersten Hinweise auf ein unorthodoxes ärztliches Denken und Handeln.Im 1. Aufsatz, über die "Gegenmittel...", beschreibt Hahnemann eine größere Anzahl von speziellen Antidoten. Im 2. Aufsatz, über die "Fieber...", berichtet er über die sporadischen Fieber -z.B. die Influenza- und deren Behandlung. Im 3. Aufsatz, über die "Periodischen Krankheiten...", schreibt Hahnemann von der Behandlung der Wechselfieber. Die neuen Erkenntnisse sind mit Beispielen aus seiner Praxis belegt. - cf. Haehl II, 50 u. 525.Schmidt Nr. 136-138.

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         A complete dictionary of the English language, both with regard to sound and meaning ... to which is prefixed a prosodial grammar. The fourth edition, revised, corrected, and enlarged

      London: printed for Charles Dilly, 1797. 2 volumes in 1, 8vo, pp. [28], cviii, unpaginated lexicon in double column; [4], unpaginated lexicon; contemporary full tree calf, very nicely rebacked to style; near fine. The final leaf verso with the shadow of the first leaf of the Preface, A1. An issue unknown to Alston who cites a fourth edition in 2 vols. 8vo (Alston V, 324) but with B. Law and Son, and W. Richardson [et al.] in the imprint. Only Dilly's name appears in the present copy. Not found in OCLC either; ESTC however locates 18.

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         Andronica, Or Fugitive Bride. Vol. I

      William Lane, 1797. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1797. 239 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Grey boards with a brown leather spine. Vol. I. Ex-library copy with expected inserts, stamps and inscriptions. Rough cut page are moderately tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and foxing. Ash marks to hinge of first text page. Water marks to page edges and corners. Some internal hinge cracking with a loose bind, and pages. Front and rear boards are loose. Boards are moderately rub worn, with some noticeable shelf wear to edges and corners, corners are bumped. Spine leather is peeled and chipped. Paper covering is peeling away from boards.

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         CHRISTIAN PANOPLY; CONTAINING AN APOLOGY FOR THE BIBLE; IN A SERIES OF LETTERS, ADDRESSED TO THOMAS PAINE [with] AN ADDRESS TO SCOFFERS AT RELIGION [with] THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT [William Paley] [with] THE SOPHIST UMASKED IN A SERIES OF LETTERS ADDRESSED TO THOMAS PAINE [Presentation Copy]

      Shepherd's-Town, [WV]: P. Rootes & C. Blagrove, 1797. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good binding. Signed. Four works bound together, with continuous pagination and separate half-title pages. It is noted in the Streeter catalogue that Watson's "Christian Panoply" "seems to be the first book, as distinguished from a pamphlet or broadside, printed in what is now West Virginia. The only earlier recorded imprints ... are a 15 page pamphlet and a broadside, both printed in 1791, and an 8-page, both printed in 1796. After this 1797 book there is no record of another imprint until 1803" [Streeter 1104]. An attractive copy in contemporary mottled calf, with morocco label. This copy was "Presented to Maj. C. Carrington by the Editor". One leaf has quite minor corner loss affecting the bottom of the letter "d" in the word "and". (Streeter, 1104). Very Good binding.

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        THOROTON'S HISTORY OF NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

      LONDON, WHITE, 1797. REVISED EDITION, THREE VOLUMES, LATER HALF CALF OVER PLAIN BOARDS. VOLUME 1: FRONTIS. OF THOROTON, TITLE PAGE VIGNETTE, 406 pp, INDEX, 28 PLATES AND 1 TEXT ILLUSTRATION. VOLUME 2: FRONTIS. OF AUTHOR, TITLE VIGNETTE, 325 pp, INDEX, 2 TEXT ILLUS., 37 PLATES (INCLUDING 1 FOLDING AND 2 COLOUR), PLUS 4 FOLDING ARMS PLATES AND 2 FOLDING TABLES. VOLUME 3: FOLDING MAP, 454 pp, ADDITIONAL COLLECTIONS (6pp), INDEX, GENERAL INDEX, 26 PLATES, INCLUDING 1 COLOUR. A VERY NICE SET. MINOR SPORADIC FOXING TO VOLUME 1, OTHERWISE VERY CLEAN. PLATES ARE FINE, SOME PAGES REMAIN UNCUT, EVIDENCE OF LITTLE READING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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