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        Berufe. - Verkäufer. - Rübenverkäufer. - Weiße Rüben & Möhren. - Cries of London. - "Turnips & Carrots ho. Carottes & Navets".

      - Farbkupferstich / Punktstich, 1797. Von Thomas Gaugain, nach Francis Wheatley. 36,2 x 28,5 cm (Darstellung / Einfassungslinie) / 41,7 x 33,0 cm (Platte) / 53,5 x 40,5 cm (Blatt). Unterhalb der Darstellung in Englisch und Fanzösisch betitelt sowie rechts unten signiert "Engraved by T. Gaugain". Blatt Nr. 13 der Folge. Unten Verlegeradresse und Datierung: "May 1. 1797. by Colnaghi, Sala & Co." - Eines der seltensten und wertvollsten Blätter aus der Folge. - Insgesamt sehr schön erhaltenes Blatt. Thomas Gaugain (1748 Abbeville - 1810 London). Englischer Kupferstecher in Punktiermanier. Schüler des Mezzotintostechers Richard Houston in London. Francis Wheatley (1747 London - 1801 London). Englischer Porträt- und Landschaftsmaler. Erhielt seine Ausbildung an der Malschule von William Shipley sowie an der Royal Academy of London. Von Kritikern schon früh gelobt, ließ sein extravaganter Lebensstil keine geradlinige Entwicklung zu. Private Eskapaden führten ihn zwischenzeitlich nach Dublin, bevor er sich wieder in London ansiedelte und kleinformatige Landschaften, Straßenszenen und Porträts im Stile von Jean-Baptiste Greuze malte. Als umfangreichere Projekte sind die "Cries of London" (1792-96) sowie einige Arbeiten zu Boydell's "Shakespeare Gallery" zu nennen. 1791 wurde er vollwertiges Mitglied der Royal Academy. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Antique Master Print-REVEL-BAR-DANCE-WANTONNESS-Northcote-Gaugain-1797

      - Original master print, titled: 'Wanton Revelling with her Companions'. It shows the central figure of this bar-room scene is a young woman, revelling with two men. On the left another young woman seems to appeal to her morals, but that second young woman is being held back. In the background fighting is goung on, and a large group of villagers is approaching with torches. This plate is part of a series titled: 'Diligence & Dissipation' ('plate the 7th'). Etching and stipple engraving on a vellin type paper. Description: Original antique master print. Our definition of a Master Print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by Gaugain after a painting by Northcote. This print was published by T. Gaugain, in 1797. James Northcote (1746-1831) was an English painter. Although he was originally apprenticed to his father (a watchmaker), he painted and drew in his spare time. In 1769 he left his father and set up as portrait painter. He then studied under Joshua Reynolds. His works total around 2000. Thomas Gaugain (1756-1812) was a stipple engraver. He was born in France, but moved to England at a young age. He studied engraving under Houston, although he began his artistic career by exhibiting paintings. Condition: Very good, given age. Right edge weak, reinforced using acid-free archival tape, a repaired tear to the upper right corner, left edge bottom reinforced, faint dampstain in the top margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional light soiling from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-P1-21 The overall size is ca. 21.1 x 18.3 inch. The image size is ca. 19.7 x 17.5 inch. The overall size is ca. 53.5 x 46.5 cm. The image size is ca. 50 x 44.5 cm.

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        Elegant Extracts: or useful and entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected for the Improvement of Young Persons. Being similar in design to Elegant Extracts in Poetry. [With:] Elegant Extracts: or, useful and entertaining Pieces of Poetry. being similar in design to Elegant Extracts in Prose.

      Printed for B. Law, J. Johnson [et al], London 1797 - Two works in 4 vols., 8vo, pp. xvi, [viii], 612; [613]-1120; xvi, 544; [545]-1008 + engraved title-page in each vol. Contemporary polished tree calf, spines divided by raised bands between gilt rules, red morocco labels and green morocco volume numbers, all edges blue. Paper somewhat toned, occasional spotting. Spines gently creased, extremities a touch rubbed, some light scratches, two endcaps just slightly worn. Armorial bookplates of William Forbes of Pitsligo to front pastedowns. An attractive set of later editions of these best-selling anthologies - 'Prose' is the seventh edition, and 'Poetry' just an 'Improved Edition' The imprints (which vary slightly between the two titles) contain dozens of names & partnerships, a sign of how many slices the regular profits from the works were able to be divided into. ESTC T130937 (vols. 1-2). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Theory of Moral Sentiments

      London: for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies (Successors to Mr. Cadell) and W. Creech, and J. Bell & Co. at Edinburgh,, 1797. or, An Essay Towards an Analysis of the Principles by which Men Naturally Judge Concerning the Conduct and Character, first of their Neighbours, and afterwards of themselves. To Which is Added, A Dissertation on the Origin of Languages. The Eighth Edition. In two Volumes. 2 volumes, octavo (205× 123 mm). Contemporary diced Russia, gilt roll border to boards, flat spines ruled, diced and lettered gilt, marbled endpapers and edges, silk ribbon marker. Spines lightly sunned, abrasion across the top of front board to volume II; 2 short marginal tears repaired to volume I, stain from silk ribbon marker to one opening; a very attractive set. Eighth edition, a good set of Adam Smith's first book, the work that established his reputation as a philosopher both in London and on the Continent. "One of Adam Smith's major claims to fame, in some ways his greatest, is his development of a unified concept of an economic system with mutually interdependent parts. His development of this came well before the Wealth of Nations; it is in the Theory of Moral Sentiments of 1759 and the Lectures of 1762-3" (D. P. O'Brien, The Classical Economists, 1975, p. 29). The sixth edition of the Theory, which appeared a few months before Smith's death, evinced a number of broad developments in his later thought, as well as his last views on many specific points. Smith at least in part made extensive revisions so that he might bequeath a refreshment of copyright to his publisher, in which he was successful. See the editors' introduction to the Glasgow edition (Oxford, 1976), pp. 15–20; Ross, Life, pp. 381–5, 391–5, and Richard Sher's account of the early editions of Adam Smith's books in Britain and Ireland in Tribe (ed.), A critical Bibliography of Adam Smith. This eighth edition was produced in 1000 copies.

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        Poems ? to Which are Now Added Poems by Charles Lamb and Charles Lloyd

      Printed by N. Biggs, For J. Cottle ? and Messrs. Robinson, London, Bristol 1797 - Second edition, expanded. xx, 278 pp., lacking the rare errata slip. 1 vols. 12mo. After the favorable reception of the first edition of 1796, the publisher Cottle requested a second, to which Coleridge contributed several new pieces, including "The Ode to the Departing Year," and a new Preface in which he defended himself from charges of obscurity. This edition also includes twelve new poems by Charles Lamb - whose name appears on the title-page for the first time - and a number of poems by Charles Lloyd. ESTC N11843; Haney 8; Tinker 679; Wise, Coleridge 11; Thomson VI. For binding, cf. Bennett p. 117, fig. 4.40. Provenance: Ann Bremridge (gift inscription on ffep, "Phil Bremridge to Ann Bremridge 1797); H. Nicholls (signed "H. Nicholls. 1825" on ffep) Contemporary publisher's binding of full tree calf, smooth spine over sewn-in cords, black morocco lettering piece with gilt fillet and rope tool border, spine divided into six compartments with double gilt fillets. Front joint cracked but firmly attached with neat repairs to both hinges, wear to spine ends and corners xx, 278 pp., lacking the rare errata slip. 1 vols. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Poems by S.T. Coleridge, Second Edition, to Which are Now Added Poems by Chalres Lamb, and Charles Lloyd

      Printed by N. Biggs, For J. Cottle ? and Messrs. Robinson, London, Bristol 1797 - Second edition, expanded. xx, 278 pp., lacking the rare errata slip. 12mo. After the favorable reception of the first edition of 1796, the publisher Cottle requested a second, to which Coleridge contributed several new pieces, including "The Ode to the Departing Year," and a new Preface in which he defended himself from charges of obscurity: "I have pruned the double-epithets with no sparing hand; and used my best efforts to tame the swell and glitter both of thought and diction" (Preface, p. xvii). This edition also includes twelve new poems by Charles Lamb - whose name appears on the title-page for the first time - and a number of poems by Coleridge's student Charles Lloyd. ESTC N11843; Haney 8; Tinker 679; Wise, Coleridge 11; Ashley I, p. 199; Thomson VI Blue crushed levant morocco, spine gilt, t.e.g, by Riviere. Mended tear on title touching one letter of imprint. Bookplate xx, 278 pp., lacking the rare errata slip. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Antique Print-MARY MAGDALEN-JESUS-WASHING FEET-TEAR-Farington-Rubens-Earlom-1797

      - Original antique print, titled: 'Mary Magdalen Washing Christ's Feet'. It shows: an interior with a large group seated at a table. In the middle foreground is Mary Magdalen, crying tears on the feet of Jesus Christ. Rare. Original mezzotint on a vellin paper type. Description: Master print published by John Boydell, London in 1797. Our definition of master print is: a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters. Artists and Engravers: Engraved by Rich'd Earlom after a design by Farington after Rubens. Richard Earlom (1743-1822) was an reknown English mezzotint engraver. He displayed great skill as a draughtsman, and at the same time acquired without assistance the art of engraving in mezzotint. George Farington (1754-1788) was an English artist. Condition: Very good, given age. Crease in the lower right corner. General light creasing. Margins foxed.General age-related light toning and/or staining from handling. Please study scan carefully Storage location: DP-P2-09 The overall size is ca. 26.8 x 19.9 inch. The image size is ca. 22.8 x 18.5 inch. The overall size is ca. 68 x 50.5 cm. The image size is ca. 58 x 47 cm.

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        Physikalischer Atlas : oder Sammlung von Karten, auf denen die hauptsächlichsten Erscheinungen der anorganischen und organischen Natur nach ihrer geographischen Verbreitung und Vertheilung bildlich dargestellt sind.

      ERSTE AUSGABE, 8 Bände / Abtheilungen in 2 Leinenbänden der Zeit, mit Prägung und rundum marmorierten Schnitt, gr-4,BAND 1): 1. Band: 1. Abtheilung Meteorologie oder Klimatographie 13 Tafeln oder Karten / 1. Band: 2. Abtheilung Hydrologie oder Hydrographie 16 Tafeln oder Karten / 1. Band: 3. Abtheilung Geologie 15 Tafeln oder Karten / 1. Band: 4. Abtheilung Tellurischer Magnetismus 13 Tafeln oder Karten / 1. Band:5. Abtheilung Botanische Geographie 13 Tafeln oder Karten// BAND 2): 2. Band 6. Abtheilung Zoologische Geographie 12 Tafeln oder Karten / 2. Band: 7. Abtheilung Anthropographie 4 Tafeln oder Karten / 2. Band: 8. Abtheilung Ethnographie 19 Tafeln oder Karten SOMIT: 1. Band: Titelblatt, 13, 16, 15, 5, 6 Tafeln oder Karten und 134 Textseiten und 1 Blatt, sowie 2. Band: 6, 4, 19 Tafeln oder Karten und 233 Textseiten, KOMPLETTES EXEMPLAR, Karten koloriert, Textteil teils gebräunt, insg. jedoch nahezu perfektes Exemplar// FIRST EDITION, 8 VOLS. IN 2 CONTEMPORARY CLOTH BINDING, LARGE 4, MARBLED EDGES, : 1ST VOLUME: TITLE PAGE, 13, 16, 15, 5, 6 PLATES OR MAPS AND 134 PAGES OF TEXT AND 1 SHEET, AND 2ND VOLUME: 6, 4, 19 PLATES OR MAPS AND 233 TEXT PAGES, HAND-COLOURED, COMPLETE COPY, TEXT SOME PAGES BROWNED, ALMOST PERFECT Der Physikalische Atlas von Heinrich Berghaus (1797-1884) erschien in Lieferungen von 1838-1848. Die früheste Datierung einer Einzelkarte ist aus dem Jahr 1837. Heinrich Berghaus stand im regen Austausch mit Alexander von Humboldt als ab 1845 der Kosmos erschien galt dieser Atlas bald als der maßgebliche Kartenteil davon. vgl.. Sabin 4856 Poggendorff I, 117 The Physical Atlas of Heinrich Berghaus (1797-1884) was published in parts from 1838-1848. The first volume was completed in 1845, the second volume in 1848. The earliest dating of a map is from 1837. Heinrich Berghaus had a lively exchange with Alexander von Humboldt. This atlas was also soon regarded as the authoritative to the book: Kosmos. Buch

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        Poems by S.T. Coleridge, Second Edition, to Which are Now Added Poems by Chalres Lamb, and Charles Lloyd

      Bristol: Printed by N. Biggs, For J. Cottle ... and Messrs. Robinson, London, 1797. Second edition, expanded. xx, 278 pp., lacking the rare errata slip. 12mo. Blue crushed levant morocco, spine gilt, t.e.g, by Riviere. Mended tear on title touching one letter of imprint. Bookplate. Second edition, expanded. xx, 278 pp., lacking the rare errata slip. 12mo. After the favorable reception of the first edition of 1796, the publisher Cottle requested a second, to which Coleridge contributed several new pieces, including "The Ode to the Departing Year," and a new Preface in which he defended himself from charges of obscurity: "I have pruned the double-epithets with no sparing hand; and used my best efforts to tame the swell and glitter both of thought and diction" (Preface, p. xvii). This edition also includes twelve new poems by Charles Lamb - whose name appears on the title-page for the first time - and a number of poems by Coleridge's student Charles Lloyd. ESTC N11843; Haney 8; Tinker 679; Wise, Coleridge 11; Ashley I, p. 199; Thomson VI

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        LE BIJOU DE L'AMOUR OU L'ALMANACH DES COEURS, Hommage de la Galanterie a la Decence et a la Beaute.

      Paris, chez Janet, rue Jacques, No. 31, (1797). Edition unknown, (1797), miniature book, 24mo, approximately 95 x 57 mm, 3¾ x 2¼ inches, French text, engraved hand coloured allegorical title page with Cupid, Beaute, Decence and 5 putti, foliage etc., 12 engraved hand coloured plates, some allegorical, 8 pages of almanac at front, 8 at rear, dated from September 1797 to August 1798, plus 48 pages of little verses numbered thus: 12, (24), 13-24. Most of the verses are preceded by the name of a tune or 'Air' to which they should be sung, bound in dark olive green morocco, triple gilt ruled border with tiny corner ornaments to covers, gilt decoration to spine, no lettering or label, all edges gilt, gilt and orange floral pastedowns, no endpapers. Slightly worn at head of spine and corners, tiny chip at tail of spine, old paper strip used inside rear cover to recase contents in the binding, title page dusty in the margins, bookseller's label pasted to blank verso of title page, 1 or 2 pale fox spots, plates very nice. A good complete copy of an uncommon book, one copy in the French Libraries, none in WorldCat, it is mentioned in a list of French Almanacs in the Journal général de la littérature de France, Volume 2, page 218. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Oeuvres de P.J. Bernard

      P. Didot l'aîné 1797 - First edition thus. Quarto (the pages 310 x 230 mm). One of 150 unnumbered copies on papier vélin, with the plates before letters. Four engraved plates, one by and after Pierre-Paul Prud’hon (the pure etching of the first state by Prud’hon, the further burin work by his collaborator Barthélemy Roger) and three after Prud’hon by Beisson and Copia. Full brown calf, probably contemporary, covers with onlaid gilt-tooled red morocco centerpieces and blind-tooled neoclassical palmette roll inside gilt fillet, rebacked with original spine laid down, gilt and blind-tooled with neoclassical motifs in six compartments with raised bands, black, gold and red French shell marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, pink silk marker ribbon. Incisively printed by Pierre Didot l'aîné on thick and bright “papier-vélin fort d’Angouléme.” Collates a^4 - b^4, 1^4 – 38^4, 39^2: [2 ll.], 1 l. (half-title recto, justification verso), 1 l. (title recto), pp. [i]-viii (“Notice sur la vie”), [ix]-xi (“Épître”), [1 p.], pp. [1]-298 (L’Art d’aimer, Phrosine et Mélidore, Poésies diverses, Castor et Pollux, Les Surprises de l’amour), [299]-300 (Table), [2 ll.], complete. The first plate by Beisson and the plate by Copia have original tissue serpents; the plates by Beisson have very faint “ghost” lettering (possibly old graphite) in the page margins below the engraved areas. Very good, covers somewhat scratched and scuffed, corners made up, some edgewear, sections of original spine missing, plates very lightly foxed (not effecting images), scattered overall negligible foxing on text pages, an excellent copy on vélin of a singular volume, neatly rebacked, tight and square, the text block bright and incisively printed. Of Prud’hon’s own engraving for Phrosine et Mélidore (Cohen: “une véritable curiosité artistique”), Ray states, “No rococo design surpasses this in voluptuousness, and Prud’hon has given his scene an air of mystery to which the artists of the previous age did not aspire. Delacroix said of this drawing that by itself it served to place its creator beside Correggio.” Cohen-de Ricci 133-4, Ray French 75 (and listed in his “100 Oustanding French Illustrated Books, 1700-1914”). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Garden view with two dogs (tuin met twee honden).

      "View on a park with two dogs in the foreground. Other figures move within the space of the representation; on the right three young women in conversation by a herm and more in the middle a boat is floating on the canal. Signed on the bottom: 'By Ysack en Barent Greve Excudit / I.d. Moucheron Inv. et Fecit'. Collector's mark stamped on bottom right corner: Friedrich August II of Saxony (1797-1854) [L. 972]"."Etching and engraving on paper, trimmed close to plate mark; total: 254 x 338 mm; state III/3; evenly yellowed paper with some staining and foxing especially along the margins; yellow tint stain on the bottom right and one brownish stain beside the herm on the right; brown stain on the top margin towards the right. Hollstein 49, Wedde cat.nr. E49"

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        Versuche über die gereizte Muskel- und Nervenfaser nebst Vermuthungen über den chemischen Process des Lebens in der Thier- und Pflanzenwelt.

      Posen, bei Decker und Comp., Berlin, bei Rottmann, 1797 (2 Bände). 21 x 13,5 cm. spätere Leinenbände (lichtrandig, fleckig und berieben, Kapitale bestoßen) mit etwas lädiertem Rückenschild, alter Vorbesitzeintrag auf Spiegel, Lesebändchen; 3 Bl., 495 S.; 2 Bl., 468 S. Mit 8 Kupfertafeln auf blattgroßen Falzen Erste Ausgabe. Humboldts erstes größeres Werk, mit dem er zum Begründer der Nervenphysiologie wurde. HIRSCH/H. III, 337: \"Durch die exaktesten Versuche erforschte H. den Einfluß von Licht, Wärme, Magnetismus und Elektrizität auf das Nervensystem und versuchte nachzuweisen, dass die Nerventätigkeit auf dem Galvanisnus oder einer ihm analoge Kraft, die aber mit der sog. Lebenskraft nicht identisch sei\". - Titel mit Wappenstempel eines Berliner Arztes sowie dessen Besitzeintrag auf dem fl. Vorsatz (datiert 1863). Innenspiegel von Band I mit dem Schildchen der Voss\'schen Buchhandlung in Berlin. Schönes und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Medizin, Neurologie, Physiologie, Medizingeschichte

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        An Historical and Geographical Account of Algiers; comprehrnding A Novel and Interesting Detail of Events relative to The American Captives

      Philadelphia: Hogan & M'elroy, 1797. First edition. Leather_bound. Very Good. First edition. 12mo. on original full tree calf spine lined in gilt and with red leather, gilt lettered spine label. (2) blanks, lacking the folding frontispiece, xi (with errata on verso of p. xi), 304 pp. (6, subscriber's list), (1, adverts). (2, blanks). Howes S966, Sabin 91534. About very good, firm in its binding and with some rounding and wear at the extremities, contemporary ownershjip signature on second front blank and again on each of the two rear blanks. There also is an old ownership name stamp at the center of the title page. A history of Algiers, its inhabitants, culture, etc, but the first four chapters are concerned with military matters with chapter IV dealing with the depredations of pirates from Algiers and Tripoli on American commerce, including the capture of 11 United States ships and enslavement of their crews. The frontispiece folding plate is usually absent , possibly due to the fact it depicts the torture method of bastinating.

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        Conovolvuli

      1797 - Sheet Dimensions: 12.5 x 16 in Frame Dimensions: 20 x 23 in. Engravings with original hand-color. John Abbot was one of the best natural history artists working in North America during the pre-Audubon era. He was born in Turnham Green, west London, in 1751, but emigrated to America in 1773, arriving in Virginia, before settling in Georgia in 1775. There he spent much of his life studying and completing a large series of drawings of local birds and insects. The majority of his drawings, like many artist (he completed more than 5000 watercolors) remained unpublished during his lifetime. His reputation languished until 1896, when his ornithological works were re-discovered. The quality and range of Abbot's work places him on a parallel level to Catesby, Wilson, and Audubon, and he recorded the fauna of Georgia more thoroughly and at an earlier date than any other region of America. Abbot’s work was edited by Sir James Smith, botanist, co-founder and first president of the Linnaean Society in London.

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        Geschichte des Theaters in Preußen, vornämlich der Bühnen in Königsberg und Danzig von ihren ersten Anfängen bis zu den Gastspielen J. Fischer's und L. Devrient's

      840 S., 2 Bl., OHalbleder-Band mit gold-geprägt. Titel u. Illustr. auf Rücken (das Überzugspapier vermutl. später), grün-marmor. Schnitt, rotes Lesebändchen, Frakturschrift, ca. 13 x 20,3 cm. - In sieben Abteilungen gegliederte Schrift. Aus dem Inhalt: Die Anfänge des Theaters bis zur Zeit des Kurfürsten Georg Wilhelm /*/ Die gelehrte Bühne der praktischen gegenüber bis zur Zeit Friedrichs II. /*/ Widerstrebende Reformbewegungen /*/ Begründung eines deutschen Nationaltheaters /*/ Weit. Ausbildung eines Nationaltheaters /*/ Höchste Blüte des darstellenden Theaters vor den Freiheitskriegen /*/ Veränderung der Provinzial-Bühnen durch das Auftreten der Hofschauspieler bis zur 25-jährigen Regierungsfeier Friedrich Wilhelms III. - Ernst August Hagen (1797 - 1880), preußischer Kunstschriftsteller u. Wissenschaftler. Vorderes Außengelenk oben u. unten gering angerissen, erste u. letzte Seiten schwach (stock-)fleckig. Schönes, sehr gutes Exemplar des seltenen Originals.

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        Tentamen dispositionis methodicae fungorum in classes, ordines genera et familias. Cum supplemento adjecto.

      - Leipzig, Petrum Philippum Wolf, 1797. 8vo. IV,+ 76 pp.+ 4 engr. plates. Foxing. Uncut, in contemporary marbled paper boards, spine worn, with green publ. printed wrapper bound after the preliminaries. From the library of Luyken Landfort, with library stamp and book plate, and from Nils Fries, with his bookplate. Volbracht 1579 ?Rarissimum? Uellner 1333. An important early study by Persoon pointing forward to ?Synopsis methodica fungorum? Albert Luyken at Landfort mansion (1785-1867) collected flowers all over Europe and his huge herbarium with 40000 plants, many of which are extinct now, is now in Munster. The lichens Luykenia trevis, subdivided into Luykenia angiocarpis and Luykenia gymocarpis, were named after him. The herbarium and library after Persoon is preserved in Leiden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Versuche über die gereizte Muskel- und Nervenfaser nebst Vermuthungen über den chemischen Process des Lebens in der Thier- und Pflanzenwelt.

      Posen, bei Decker und Comp., Berlin, bei Rottmann, 1797 (2 Bände). - Erste Ausgabe. Humboldts erstes größeres Werk, mit dem er zum Begründer der Nervenphysiologie wurde. HIRSCH/H. III, 337: "Durch die exaktesten Versuche erforschte H. den Einfluß von Licht, Wärme, Magnetismus und Elektrizität auf das Nervensystem und versuchte nachzuweisen, dass die Nerventätigkeit auf dem Galvanisnus oder einer ihm analoge Kraft, die aber mit der sog. Lebenskraft nicht identisch sei". - Titel mit Wappenstempel eines Berliner Arztes sowie dessen Besitzeintrag auf dem fl. Vorsatz (datiert 1863). Innenspiegel von Band I mit dem Schildchen der Voss`schen Buchhandlung in Berlin. Schönes und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 988 21 x 13,5 cm. spätere Leinenbände (lichtrandig, fleckig und berieben, Kapitale bestoßen) mit etwas lädiertem Rückenschild, alter Vorbesitzeintrag auf Spiegel, Lesebändchen; 3 Bl., 495 S.; 2 Bl., 468 S. Mit 8 Kupfertafeln auf blattgroßen Falzen [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Abbildungen naturhistorischer Gegenstände, 2tes (zweites) bis 7tes (siebentes) Heft, Nro. 11 - 70 (in 2 Bänden).

      Göttingen, Heinrich Dieterich, 1797 - 1804. Unpag. (21, 105 Bl.). Grau-beige marmorierte Pbde. der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf grünem Rückenschild. Formate: 21 x 13; 20 x 13 cm. Wissenschaftliche Illustrationsreihe des Göttinger Anatomen, Zoologen und Anthropologen Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752 - 1840). Blumenbach gilt als maßgeblicher Mitbegründer der Zoologie und der Anthropologie als wissenschaftlicher Disziplinen. Seine Göttinger Vorlesungen zur Naturgeschichte fanden regelmäßig eine internationale Zuhörerschaft. Blumenbachs erstmals 1804 erschienenes \"Handbuch der vergleichenden Anatomie und Physiologie\" gilt als maßgebliches Standardwerk seiner Zeit und wurde in nahezu alle europäischen Sprachen übersetzt. Die hier vorliegenden Hefte 2 bis 7 der Reihe (Hefte 2 bis 5 und 7 in einem Band sowie Heft 6 als separater Band) enthalten 60 Artikel mit jeweils zugehöriger ganzseitiger Kupfertafel (Kupfertafeln teilweise koloriert) zu folgenden zoologischen anatomischen und anthropologischen Motiven: 11. Simia troglodytes. 12. Simia satyrus. 13 Simia rostrata. 14. Manis tetradactyla. 15. Trichechus rosmarus. 16. certhia coccinea. 17. Serpula gigantea. 18. Basalt-Glieder von giant`s Causeway. 19. Backenzähne vom fossilen Ohio-Incognitum...20. Der fossile Murex contrarius. 21. Gefleckter Neger. 22. Myrmecophaga didactyla. 23. Bos grunniens. 24. Buceros rhinoceros. 25. Pelecanus sinensis. 26. Lacerta crocodilos. 27. Derselbe, noch im Ey. 28. Anguis platuros. 29. gryllus migratorius. 30. Thalia lingulata. 31. Vespertilio spectrum. 32. Embryo vom Bär. 33. Ursus maritimus. 34. Küchelchen aus ... Hühnerei. 35. Didus ineptuds. 36. Rana pipa. 37. Gebiss der giftigen und giftlosen Schlangen. 38. Aranea tarantula. 39. Hydatis finna. 40. Phacites fossilis. 41. Ornithorhynchus paradoxus. 42. Vespertilio ferrum equinum. 43. Castor fiber. 44. Monodon narhwal. 45. motacilla calliope. 46. Aptenodytes chrysocone. 47. Oestrus bovis, equi, ovis. 48. glaucus atlanticus. 49. Fortpflanzungsweise der Conferva fontinalis. 50. Entomolitkus paradoxos.51. Bildschöner Schädel einer Georgianerinn. 52. Schedel des Orang-Ontang von Borneo. 53. Bradypus tridactylus. 54. Didelphis marsupialis. 55. Falco serpentarius. 56. Emberiza aureola. 57. Raja torpedo. 58. Ostracion bicuspis. 59. Serpula comtortuplicata. 60. Encrinites fossilis. 61. Alle vier Hauptarten von Monstrositäten an Einem Ferkelkopf. 62. Ursus lotor. 63. Schedel des Riesenbüffels. 64. Küchelchen aus einem hundert Stunden bebrüteten Hühnerey. 65. Bucco astroflaunus. 66. Testudo graeca. 67. cancer dromia. 68. Lepas anatifera. 69. Venus mercenaria. 70. Pentacrinites fossilis. Wenige Heft-Titelblätter leicht gebräunt, alt gestempelt (L. A. Clausen [Gut] Knoop); wenige Seiten unten etwas knapper beschnitten. Sonst sehr gute Exemplare der originell illustrierten, äußerst seltenen Reihe zur Naturkunde Seiten sauber und weitestgehend fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Anatomie Zoologie Anthropologie Abbildungen Illustrationen

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        LE BIJOU DE L'AMOUR OU L'ALMANACH DES COEURS, Hommage de la Galanterie a la Decence et a la Beaute

      Paris, chez Janet, rue Jacques, No. 31, (1797).. Edition unknown, (1797), miniature book, 24mo, approximately 95 x 57 mm, 3¾ x 2¼ inches, French text, engraved hand coloured allegorical title page with Cupid, Beaute, Decence and 5 putti, foliage etc., 12 engraved hand coloured plates, some allegorical, 8 pages of almanac at front, 8 at rear, dated from September 1797 to August 1798, plus 48 pages of little verses numbered thus: 12, (24), 13-24. Most of the verses are preceded by the name of a tune or 'Air' to which they should be sung, bound in dark olive green morocco, triple gilt ruled border with tiny corner ornaments to covers, gilt decoration to spine, no lettering or label, all edges gilt, gilt and orange floral pastedowns, no endpapers. Slightly worn at head of spine and corners, tiny chip at tail of spine, old paper strip used inside rear cover to recase contents in the binding, title page dusty in the margins, bookseller's label pasted to blank verso of title page, 1 or 2 pale fox spots, plates very nice. A good complete copy of an uncommon book, one copy in the French Libraries, none in WorldCat, it is mentioned in a list of French Almanacs in the Journal général de la littérature de France, Volume 2, page 218. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Antique Master Print-OMPHALE-TRIUMPH-HERCULES-PELT-SPINNING-Pichler-Turchi-1797

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'Der Triumph der Omphale.' - Hercules during his servitude as a slave for Omphale. Hercules is seated holding a spinning stick, while Omphale stands a little to the right, wearing the pelt of the Nemean lion and leaning on Hercules' club. Several other female figures are present, as well as Cupid. Mezzotint on wove (vellin) paper. Description: Incorrectly attributed to Dominichino in the caption below the image. Very nice dark impression.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Johann Peter Pichler' after 'Allesandro Turchi'. Johann Peter Pichler / Johann Baptist Pichler (1765-1807) was an Austrian draughtsman and mezzotint engraver. He was a student of Schmutzer and Jacobe. He mostly worked for the Prince of Anhalt Dessau. Allesandro Turchi (1578-1649) was an Italian painter of the early Baroque, born and active mainly in Verona, and moving late in life to Rome. He also went by the name Alessandro Veronese or the nickname L'Orbetto. Condition: Very good, given age. Margin edges a little discoloured. Tears on the platemark top and bottom (backed with contemporary paper and acid-free archival tape. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPC-P3-18 The overall size is ca. 26.4 x 21.5 inch. The image size is ca. 18.3 x 24.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 67 x 54.5 cm. The image size is ca. 46.5 x 62 cm.

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        Das Unterbrochene Opferfest... Klavierauszug von Carl Zulener[!]... Pr: 24 Francs. [Piano-vocal score].

      Bonn: N. Simrock [PN 61.], [ca. 1797]. Oblong folio. Half contemporary mid-tan calf with marbled boards, dark red leather title label gilt to upper, raised bands on spine in gilt-ruled compartments. 1f. (recto title with large engraved woodland scene, verso blank), [1] (cast list and table of contents), 2-201, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved throughout. Binding considerably worn and bumped; spine cracked with some loss; lacking free front endpaper. Slightly worn, soiled, and foxed; small binder's holes to blank upper inner margins. First Edition. Scarce. Hirsch IV 1304. RISM W1467 (with arranger's surname correctly spelled "Zulehner"). Das Unterbrochene Operfest was quite successful and ranks as one of Winter's most highly regarded works. It was first performed in Vienna at the Kärntnertor on June 14th 1796.

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        Das Unterbrochene Opferfest. Klavierauszug von Carl Zulener[!]. Pr: 24 Francs. [Piano-vocal score]

      N. Simrock [PN 61.], Bonn 1797 - Oblong folio. Half contemporary mid-tan calf with marbled boards, dark red leather title label gilt to upper, raised bands on spine in gilt-ruled compartments. 1f. (recto title with large engraved woodland scene, verso blank), [1] (cast list and table of contents), 2-201, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved throughout.Binding considerably worn and bumped; spine cracked with some loss; lacking free front endpaper. Slightly worn, soiled, and foxed; small binder's holes to blank upper inner margins. First Edition. Scarce. Hirsch IV 1304. RISM W1467 (with arranger's surname correctly spelled "Zulehner"). Das Unterbrochene Operfest was quite successful and ranks as one of Winter's most highly regarded works. It was first performed in Vienna at the Kärntnertor on June 14th 1796. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rare Master Print-FALCONER-NORTHCOTE-FRAGMENT-FALCONRY-Reynolds-Northcote-1797

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'The falconer.' - Portrait of Samuel Northcote, junior, holding a falcon. Mezzotint w/ stipple, roulette and drypoint on verge (hand laid) paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined. Ref: Whitman 414 Rare. By some considered one of the most beautiful falconry related prints.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Samuel William Reynolds' after 'James Northcote'. Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835) was a mezzotint engraver and painter in England. He studied under Charles Howard Hodges and John Raphael Smith. His first work is dated 1794. He gained popularity in France and later produced a series of over 350 small mezzotints after paintings of Joshua Reynolds. James Northcote (1746-1831) was an English painter. Although he was originally apprenticed to his father (a watchmaker), he painted and drew in his spare time. In 1769 he left his father and set up as portrait painter. He then studied under Joshua Reynolds. His works total around 2000. Condition: Good, given age. Remains of attachment to carrier to the rear of the sheet. Margins cropped over the image edge, with a loss of image on the left and right sides (part of the dog in the lower right corner, and part of the falcon's tail). Very nice impression. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCLA-P2-15 TPC The overall size is ca. 11.8 x 17.9 inch. The image size is ca. 11.8 x 17.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 29.9 x 45.4 cm. The image size is ca. 29.9 x 45.5 cm.

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        1797 John Adams Defense of US Constitution Colonial Americana Political Philosophy

      Philadelphia : Printed by Budd and Bartram, for William Cobbett, opposite Christ Church., 1797. [see below]. - 1797 John Adams Defense of US Constitution Colonial Americana Political Philosophy “A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” John Adams A rare, important volume from John Adams’s “Defense of the Constitutions.” This 1797 edition was published in Philadelphia, concurrently with editions being published in London (location of the first issue). This second volume covers the republic governments of various nations as well as the political philosophies of important figures including Machiavelli, Montesquieu, Polybius, Benjamin Franklin, Plato, Thomas Smith, Tacitus, Homer, Locke, Milton, and Hume. Item number: #1838 Price: $1500 ADAMS, John A defence of the constitutions of government of the United States of America : against the attack of M. Turgot in his letter to Dr. Price, dated the twenty-second day of March, 1778. By John Adams, LL. D. president of the United States. Philadelphia : Printed by Budd and Bartram, for William Cobbett, opposite Christ Church., 1797. [see below]. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: o Pagination: [6], 451, [1] • Note on printing: o Imprint of each tome from this set varies. Volume 2 imprint reads: Printed by H. Sweitzer for William Cobbett, opposite Christ Church. 1797.; v. 3: Printed by William Young, for William Cobbett, opposite Christ's Church. 1797. • References: Sabin 233-236 (not this ed); Evans 31689-31691; Howes A 60 – “port aa”; ESTC, 20115 • Language: English • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Size: ~8.5in X 5in (22cm x 13cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1838 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historische Beschreibung der vom Anton Maulbertsch... am Bibliothekgewölbe der königlichen Prämonstratenserordens-Kanonie, am Berge Sion zu Prag, im Jahre 1794, in einem zusammenhangenden Platfond in Fresko dargestellten Kalkmahlerey

      Prague, Barbara Elsenwanger for Anton Petzold, 1797. A description of the painted decoration of the so-called "philosophy library" of Strahovský Klášter, the Premonstratensian monastery on the Petřín hill in Prague, written by its Abbot, who had contracted the work in 1793. The frontispiece is a view of the hall (32m long, 10m wide, 14m high) showing its imposing walnut bookcases and a portion of the ceiling, painted in 1794 by Franz Anton Maulbertsch assisted by Martin Michl. An edition of the work in Latin was also published by Petzold in 1797. Our German version is a scarce book: only eight copies can be located (a copy once in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, is reported lost).Mayer, Wenzel Joseph (Václav Josef) 1734 - 1800 Historische Beschreibung der vom Anton Maulbertsch... am Biblio­thekgewölbe der königlichen Prämonstratenserordens-Kanonie, am Berge Sion zu Prag, im Jahre 1794, in einem zusammenhangen­den Platfond in Fresko dargestellten Kalkmahlerey. Prague, Barbara Elsenwanger for Anton Petzold, 1797 quarto (253 × 205 mm), (21) ff. signed (A)-E4 F1 and pagi­nated (16) 1-26 with a view of the library signed Jo. Berka del et sc. Pragae imposed on A2 recto (verso blank), plus engraved dedication to the Holy Roman emperor Francis ii subscribed by the author (signed by the engraver Johann Berka and inserted after folio B4; verso blank). provenance Hartung & Hartung, Auktion 101, Munich, 16 May 2001, lot 1447 Lower margin of title-page renewed using old paper, other­wise a fine copy. binding contemporary calf, gilt border on covers, back deco­rated in gilt. [img-2779-left-large_default] Engraving by Johann Berka (1759-1838) of the newly-built Philosophical Library at Strahov Monastery in Prague A description of the painted decoration of the so-called 'philosophy library' of Strahovský Klášter, the Premonstratensian monastery on the Petřín hill in Prague, written by its Abbot (1776-1800), who had contracted the work in 1793. The 'philosophy library' had been built 1782-1785 (according to designs by the architect Jan Ignác Palliardi) to accommodate the books of the Premonstratensian monastery at Znojmo (near Louka, in Southern Moravia), dissolved by edict of Joseph ii in 1784. 1 It adjoined the 'theology library', built 1671-1672, and also deceptively named, as both libraries housed books on a very wide range of subjects. 2 The principal engraving in our book is a view of the hall (32m long, 10m wide, 14m high) showing its imposing walnut bookcases (made by Jan Lahofer of Tasovice and transferred from Znojmo to Prague in 1792, together with their valuable contents) and a portion of the ceiling, painted in 1794 by Franz Anton Maulbertsch assisted by Martin Michl. An 'Allegory on the Revelation of Divine Wisdom', it is the painter's last important project (he died in Vienna, 8 August 1796). 3 Maulbertsch was the author of a very large number of fresco paintings (including the ceiling of the library at Znojmo, painted in 1778) and is regarded as one of the major artistic personalities active in Central Europe of his generation. This work in consequence is closely studied by historians of central European art. 4 An edition in Latin, entitled Historico-Philosophica descriptio picturae novae bibliothecae Fornici inductae in Canonia Strahoviensi, was also published by Petzold in 1797. This German version is a scarce book. Eight copies are known to the writer (a copy once in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, is reported lost) ● Brno, Moravská zemská knihovna Brno, ST2-0096.98 ● Cambridge, University Library 5 ● Dresden, Sächsische Landesbibliothek - Staats- und Universitätsbiblio­thek, Bibl. publ. 293 6 ● Gottingen, Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek, 7 H L L 9, 7406 7 ● Kremsmünster, Stift Kremsmünster, 4°Ga 147 ● London, British Library, 11902.dd.10 ● Stockholm, Kungliga biblioteket, 161 C 4 ● Weimar, Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, 103994 - B [img-2780-left-large_default] 1. Edgar Lehmann, Die Bibliotheksräume der deutschen Klös­ter in der Zeit des Barock (Berlin 1996), pp.313-314, 343, 365-367, 499-500. 2. Pravoslav Kneidl, 'Die Strahover Bibliothek' in Librarium 13 (May 1970), pp.25-38. 3. Klara Garas, Franz Anton Maulbertsch 1724-1796 (Budapest 1960), p.230 no. 383 and Abb. 301-309; Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Court, Cloister & City: the art and culture of Central Europe 1450-1800 (London 1995), p.453; Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Painterly Enlighten­ment: the art of Franz Anton Maulbertsch, 1724-1796 (Chapel Hill 2005), pp.45, 69-70. 4. Karl Möseneder, Franz Anton Maulbertsch: Aufklärung in der barocken Deckenmalerei (Vienna 1993), provides a facsimile reproduction (pp.207-227; see discussion pp.120-122); excerpts were published by Garas, op. cit., pp.278-281 (Dokument cliii), and Franz Martin Haberditzl, Franz Anton Maulbertsch (Vienna 1977), pp.510-526. 5. From the library of Count Viczay of Hdervry, with his engraved armorial library stamp (Biblio­thecae Hedervarianae); see Cambridge University Library, 'Recent Acquisitions Archive', April-June 2009 (http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/deptserv/rarebooks/20090406.html). 6. Digitised for vd18 11428074 (http://vd18-proto.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/de-slub-vd18/content/titleinfo/11506312). 7. Slavica Gottingensia: ältere Slavica in der Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbiblio­thek Göttingen, edited by Reinhard Lauer (Wiesbaden 1995), i, p.564 no. 2415.

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        The Oriental Collections: consisting of original essays and dissertations, translation and miscellaneous papers; illustrating the history and antiquities, the arts, sciences, and literature, or Asia.] Volume I.

      Printed for the Editor, by Cooper and Graham, 1797., London: - [Four parts in one vol.]. 4to. [iii]-xii, 92, viii, [93]-196, iv, [197]-300, iv, [301]-403, [1] pp. Lacks the preliminary title for the annual [supplied in photocopy facs.]. Advertisement, prospectus, contents, 18 engraved plates (2 hand-colored)***, 5 figures (including 1 hand-colored [pp. 16, 307, 310, 338 (2)], index, errata; minor penciling p.95-6, 267. At end of first issue: "Subscription for the four numbers . for 1797. Modern half navy blue blind- and gilt-stamped calf, blue cloth covers, raised bands, new endleaves. Very early periodical, which lasted for about three years, bringing Oriental-themed essays dealing with Middle Eastern & Asian literature, language, music, archeology, history, fauna & flora, birds & animals, and celebrates as well some of the earliest translations of the great Persian poets, such as Hafez and Sa’di. The work contains anecdotes, and an especially early rendition into English of the Arabian Nights, “A Tale from an original MS. of the Arabian Nights”, translated by Jonathan Scott. The two hand-colored plates depict the Musk Deer of Nepal, “The Fighting Bulbul of Bengal”, an additional plate offers four beasts shown as “Persian zoology” [with four figures]. / “Many of his academic contributions were published in the Oriental Collections, the three volumes of which appeared in London between 1797 and 1800.” “William Ouseley, as well as his brother Gore, continued the pioneering work of William Jones (1746-94; q.v.) in the field of Persian studies in Great Britain. Jones and the Ouseley brothers shared the experience of extended stays in India, and their careers in turn illustrate how Great Britain’s economic interests in India indirectly promoted Persian studies.” / Includes translations from a number of Middle Eastern and Asian literatures including: Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, Sanskrit, with illustrative plates including alphabets and some music; original texts included, with commentary on various languages./ Selected papers include all of these from the first fascicule: Sketch, Biographical and Literary, of Abu’l Taieb Al Motanabbi; with his two Poems on the Sickness and Recovery of Saif Uddaula, by the Rev. John Haddon Hindley â€" Of the Fighting Bulbul* of Bengal â€" Extraordinary Persian Distich, by P.D.V. â€" On the different modes of writing the word [----] in European Characters, by Philologus â€" Extract of a Journal and Memorandums written during a Tour in the Nizam’s Country, in the Month of November, 1791, by an Officer â€" Hebrew Running Hand â€" Cufick Inscription â€" Persian Lines on the Deity, quotes in the Historical Work entitled “Tarik Moagem si Athar Moluck al Agem, translated by W. Ouseley â€" Sonnet b ythe Poet Sadi paraphrased from the Persian, by P.D.V. â€" On the Christianity of the Mohammedans; with Anecdotes of Murad Beg, a Trukish Writer of the sixteenth Century, by I.U. â€" Remarks on the Collation of Manuscripts; with various Readings in the Gulistan of Sadi, by Major Ouseley â€" The Lover to his Taper, translated from the Arabick of the Sheick Safy Eddin Alhillay, by the Rev. J.D. Carlyle, . â€" The Conquest of the Island of Zoos, from the Persian, by the Rev. R. Gerrans** â€" Anecdotes of Indian Musick, by W. Ouseley â€" Account of a Large Tree, Communicated by Colonel Ironside â€" Account of a Banian Tree in the Province of Bahar. â€" Perisan Sonnet by Khosroo â€" Dialogues in the vulgar Arabick of Morocco, by Mr. William Price â€" Explanation . â€" Queries and Notes. Three other fascicules contain as much additional material. BIOGRAPHICAL: Major Sir William Ouseley (1767-1842), British Orientalist, went to Paris to learn French in 1787 and then became interested in Persian literature, which he undertook to learn in Leiden (1794). He was in the year 1800 knighted by “Charles Lord Cornwallis (1738-1805), who from 1786 to 1793 had been Governor-General of India, had him knighted in recognition of his promotion of oriental stu [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [The Oriental Collections: consisting of original essays and dissertations, translation and miscellaneous papers; illustrating the history and antiquities, the arts, sciences, and literature, or Asia.] Volume I.

      London:: Printed for the Editor, by Cooper and Graham, 1797., 1797. [Four parts in one vol.]. 4to. [iii]-xii, 92, viii, [93]-196, iv, [197]-300, iv, [301]-403, [1] pp. Lacks the preliminary title for the annual [supplied in photocopy facs.]. Advertisement, prospectus, contents, 18 engraved plates (2 hand-colored)***, 5 figures (including 1 hand-colored [pp. 16, 307, 310, 338 (2)], index, errata; minor penciling p.95-6, 267. At end of first issue: "Subscription for the four numbers ... for 1797. Modern half navy blue blind- and gilt-stamped calf, blue cloth covers, raised bands, new endleaves. Very early periodical, which lasted for about three years, bringing Oriental-themed essays dealing with Middle Eastern & Asian literature, language, music, archeology, history, fauna & flora, birds & animals, and celebrates as well some of the earliest translations of the great Persian poets, such as Hafez and Sa'di. The work contains anecdotes, and an especially early rendition into English of the Arabian Nights, "A Tale from an original MS. of the Arabian Nights", translated by Jonathan Scott. The two hand-colored plates depict the Musk Deer of Nepal, "The Fighting Bulbul of Bengal", an additional plate offers four beasts shown as "Persian zoology" [with four figures]. / "Many of his academic contributions were published in the Oriental Collections, the three volumes of which appeared in London between 1797 and 1800." "William Ouseley, as well as his brother Gore, continued the pioneering work of William Jones (1746-94; q.v.) in the field of Persian studies in Great Britain. Jones and the Ouseley brothers shared the experience of extended stays in India, and their careers in turn illustrate how Great Britain's economic interests in India indirectly promoted Persian studies." / Includes translations from a number of Middle Eastern and Asian literatures including: Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, Sanskrit, with illustrative plates including alphabets and some music; original texts included, with commentary on various languages./ Selected papers include all of these from the first fascicule: Sketch, Biographical and Literary, of Abu'l Taieb Al Motanabbi; with his two Poems on the Sickness and Recovery of Saif Uddaula, by the Rev. John Haddon Hindley - Of the Fighting Bulbul* of Bengal - Extraordinary Persian Distich, by P.D.V. - On the different modes of writing the word [----] in European Characters, by Philologus - Extract of a Journal and Memorandums written during a Tour in the Nizam's Country, in the Month of November, 1791, by an Officer - Hebrew Running Hand - Cufick Inscription - Persian Lines on the Deity, quotes in the Historical Work entitled "Tarik Moagem si Athar Moluck al Agem, translated by W. Ouseley - Sonnet b ythe Poet Sadi paraphrased from the Persian, by P.D.V. - On the Christianity of the Mohammedans; with Anecdotes of Murad Beg, a Trukish Writer of the sixteenth Century, by I.U. - Remarks on the Collation of Manuscripts; with various Readings in the Gulistan of Sadi, by Major Ouseley - The Lover to his Taper, translated from the Arabick of the Sheick Safy Eddin Alhillay, by the Rev. J.D. Carlyle, ... - The Conquest of the Island of Zoos, from the Persian, by the Rev. R. Gerrans** - Anecdotes of Indian Musick, by W. Ouseley - Account of a Large Tree, Communicated by Colonel Ironside - Account of a Banian Tree in the Province of Bahar... - Perisan Sonnet by Khosroo - Dialogues in the vulgar Arabick of Morocco, by Mr. William Price - Explanation ... - Queries and Notes. Three other fascicules contain as much additional material. BIOGRAPHICAL: Major Sir William Ouseley (1767-1842), British Orientalist, went to Paris to learn French in 1787 and then became interested in Persian literature, which he undertook to learn in Leiden (1794). He was in the year 1800 knighted by "Charles Lord Cornwallis (1738-1805), who from 1786 to 1793 had been Governor-General of India, had him knighted in recognition of his promotion of oriental studies." "Ouseley's life as gentleman-scholar is marked by his unsuccessful efforts to obtain government support for a journey to Iran and by his unfulfilled ambition to become a government envoy to a Near-Eastern court. It was the diplomatic career of his brother Gore that allowed William to make the personal acquaintance of the Qajar envoy Abu'l-?asan ??n Il?i (1776-1845; q.v.), who visited England between 1809 and 1810, and to become his brother's secretary when between 1810 and 1815 Gore traveled as the British ambassador to the Qajar court in Tehran. Ouseley's memoir of Travels in Various Countries of the East is an important source of British-Persian politics during the Napoleonic Wars." - Encyclopaedia Iranica. His works are notable, including the present annual issued from 1979-1800, Persian Miscellanies. An Essay to Facilitate The Reading of Persian Manuscripts; With Engraved Specimens, Philological Observations, And Notes Critical And Historica + Persian Lyrics, of scattered poems, with the Diwan-I-Hafiz, (1795), Epitome of the ancient history of Persia. Extracted and translated from the Jehan Ara, a Persian manuscript, (1799), The oriental geography of Ebn Haukal, an Arabian Traveller of the Tenth Century, (1800), Observations On Some Medals And Gems, Bearing Inscriptions In The Pahlavi Or Ancient Persick Character, (1801), The Bakhtyar nameh, or, Story of Prince Bakhtyar and the ten viziers : a series of Persian tales, (1801), Travels in Various Countries in the East; More Particularly Persia, (1819-23), an edition of John Lewis Burckhardt's Travels in Arabia Comprehending an Account of Those Territories in Hedjaz Which the Mohammedans Regard as Sacred, (1829), Arabian Proverbs, Notes on the Bedouins and Wahbys, Catalogue of Several Hundred Manuscript Works in Various Oriental Languages, London, (1831), A Critical essay on various mss. works, Arabic & Persian illustrating the history of Arabia, Persia, Turcomania, India, Syria, Egypt, Mauritania and Spain, (1832). REFERENCES: English Short Title Catalog, P6556; "William Ouseley," in Encyclopaedia Iranica

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        A Short History of Insects, [Extracted from Works of Credit] Designed as an Introduction to the Study of that Branch of Natural History, and as a Pocket Companion to those who Visit the Leverian Museum

      Norwich: Stevenson and Matchett, [1797]. xxiv, 107, hand-col frontis, 7 hand-col plates (3 folding). Hardback. 12mo, recent sprinkled half calf, gt, marbled boards, new endpapers, pages uncut; a few light spots. Armorial book-plate of the original owner, Charles Abbot (1761-1817) retained. Abbot was a botanist, entomologist, and insect collector; fellow of the Linnean Society of London, and fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. In 1798 he made the first captures in England of Papilio paniscus, the chequered skipper, and in Bedfordshire of Papilio charlotta, a fritillary, sending specimens to the lepidopterist Adrian Hardy Haworth FLS, who acknowledged them. Abbot made contributions to 'Magna Britannia' (1806, vol. 1, Bedfordshire), by D. and S. Lysons, and to the 'General View of Agriculture in the County of Bedford' (1808). He also published 'Hymns' (1791), 'Sermons' (1805; 1807), and 'Verses' (1802; 1806; 1815) (ODNB). Signature of Fr. S. Abbot, 1798, to title page. Also with the recent book-plate of Paul Sokoloff. Rare. Lady Ellenor Fenn [née Frere] (1744-1813) was an educationist and children's author. Her interest in children's literature developed during the 1770s as she wrote, illustrated, and bound manuscript books for her nieces and nephews. The London publisher John Marshall, issued most of her works from 1782 to 1812, either anonymously or under the pseudonyms Mrs Teachwell or Mrs Lovechild. Works by Solomon Lovechild and Timothy Teachwell are sometimes attributed to her, but these attributions are thought to be doubtful. She was particularly interested in educating girls, and many titles were issued in the series 'Mrs Teachwell's Library for Young Ladies'. Though Marshall continued to publish editions of her established works, she broke with him in 1795, and her new titles were thereafter published in Norwich, including the presesent book. (ODNB)[Freeman 1171; Horn-Schenkling 6520; Nissen 1342]

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        The General Genteel Preceptor Being a summary introduction to Polite Learning adapted to the Service and Instruction of Youth of Both Sexes, and of Others, who wish to acquire, or to confirm, useful and pleasing Knowledge in the various Branches of Education. The First Series. Containing Elementary Principles of Geography, History and Chronology, Natural History, and Botany &c. Adorned and Illustrated by Many Plates.

      London: Printed for C. Taylor 1797 - Second edition. Three Volumes. 8vo in 4s (210x125mm). pp. Vol. I. pt. I: xiv, [2], 242, [2]; pt. II: [iv], 208; Vol. II. pt. III. Divisions 1, 2 & 3: [ii], 440; Division 4 [ii], viii, 79. Vol. III. Pt. IV; [iv], 96, Pt VI; 33-224 [1], Pt V; [ii], 1-32 (see below for explanation). Contemporary tree calf, edges decorated in gilt. Spine decorated in gilt with contrasting lettering pieces in red (title in gilt) and green (volume number in gilt on a contrasting red circle). Some shelfwear and rubbing, particularly to the hinges which are cracking in places although sound. Some slight scuffing to the upper and lower covers of volume III. Edges sprinkled green. The contents are in excellent condition (save where noted below) with no significant, marking or foxing. All three volumes are profusely illustrated with charming and fascinating engravings of the subject matter. The plates are fine and the fifteen folding maps in volume I are in excellent condition with many of them outlined in colour. The only major flaw is on page 79 of part IV of Volume II (i.e. the very last page) which has been repaired following a tear to the bottom corner but there is some loss to the text. Ownership inscription of Eleanor Clarke in each volume. It is rare to find The General Preceptor complete with all its parts and plates present and this is a particularly good set although (as explained) there are eccentricities in the pagination. Volume I contains Part I (Geography) and Part II (History and Chronology). Volume II contains Part III (Natural History) which is split into four divisions, each with its own title page: Beasts, Birds, Fish and Insects. The first three divisions are paginated continuously from 1-440. The title page for Insects is then followed by the index for the preceding three sections, and then the text for "Insects" is paginated 1-79 but with its index inserted at pp 75/76. Despite this confusion, the signatures and pagination are complete. Volume III has even more eccentricities but, again, is complete. It contains Part IV (Botany), Part V (The Arts of Drawing and Architecture) and Part VI which is divided into two parts - the Elements and the Senses. There is a section on Astronomy (confusingly also referred to as Part VI but presumably this should read "VII" as the pagination and the signatures follow on from Part VI). Part V which is paginated 1-33 has been incorrectly bound after Part VI and so comes right at the end. In a way, this is understandable as Drawing and Architecture seem to sit apart from the other subjects dealt with in this volume. However, the binder has clearly gone against his instructions. Although this is a wonderfully informative set with the most extraordinarily ambitious range of knowledge on display, in places it does appear that the binder has been in a rush. But, as this is an encyclopaedia it does not, perhaps, matter (and it is rather charming for it adds to the eccentricity of the whole project) because everything that should be here is here. A hugely entertaining and educational work, impossible to summarise, delightful to dip into. If you want to know what genteel young people were expected to know in the late 18th century (and it was a lot), you will find it here. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antique Master Print-BOYS-PLAY-GAME-MARBLES-DOG-James Ward-John Murphy-1797

      - Plate: Idle Boys. It shows two boys playing with marbles, while a dog nearby is feasting on a leg of mutton. Rare. Original mezzotint, coloured a la poupee (in the plate), on a velin (wove) type paper. Engraved by John Murphy (c.1748-c.1820) after a painting by James Ward. James Ward (1769-1859), R.A., was a painter, particularly of animals, and an engraver. He was the younger brother of William Ward, engraver. Murphy was a Mezzotint engraver and publisher; b. Ireland, to London 1778, where resided with the printmaker George Keating. Specialised in animals and religious subjects. Last date on plates 1805 (or possibly 1809). Condition: Very good, given age. Edges reinforced, a repaired tear (archival tape to the rear of the plate). General age-related toning, please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 23.6 x 19.1 inch. The image size is ca. 21.9 x 17.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 60 x 48.5 cm. The image size is ca. 55.5 x 43.5 cm.

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        El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.

      Madrid: Gabriel de Sancha, 1797-98. First edition of the first annotated edition of Don Quixote. Five volumes, contemporary tree calf, covers with a swashed diagonal cross, edged with a gilt roll, gilt bands and green lettering pieces, marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges. With 2 engraved portraits, 2 engraved headpieces, 3 folding maps, and 31 engraved plates executed by P. Duflos and Moreno Tejada after R. Ximeno, A. Navarro, Monnet and Camaron y Paret. In near fine condition. "This beautiful edition, which is printed on excellent paper, is of the highest importance for Pellicer's erudite notes and commentary, and for his painstaking corrections of the text" (Ruis). By focusing his attention on the authentic Spanish folklore that Cervantes would have drawn upon, Pellicer set the precedent for modern editorial methods. The present edition is illustrated with numerous fine plates, described by Ashbee as "among the finest produced in Spain." Palau 52030; Salva 1568; Mas II, 446; Ruis I, 59; Ashbee Iconography of Don Quixote 93. Don Quixote tells the tale of a man so entranced by reading about the chivalrous romantic ideals touted in books that he decides to take up his sword and become a knight-errant himself, with the aims of defending the helpless and warding off the wicked. With his somewhat confused laborer-turned-squire, Sancho Panza, they roam the world together and have adventures that have haunted reader's imaginations for nearly four hundred years. Don Quixote is generally recognized as the first modern novel. Over those years, it has had an incredible influence on thousands of writers, from Dickens to Faulkner, who once said he reread it once a year, "just as some people read the Bible". Vladamir Nabokov is quoted as saying, "Don Quixote is greater today than he was in Cervantes's womb. [He] looms so wonderfully above the skyline of literature, a gaunt giant on a lean nag, that the book lives and will live through [his] sheer vitality... He stands for everything that is gentle, forlorn, pure, unselfish, and gallant. The parody has become a paragon."

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        A Narrative of the Sufferings of T. F. Palmer and W. Skirving, during a Voyage to New South Wales, 1794, on board the Surprise Transport.

      Cambridge: by Benjamin Flower for W. H. Lunn, J. Deighton, and J. Nicholson,, 1797. Octavo in half-sheets (207 x 122 mm). Recent sprinkled calf to style, raised bands gilt to spine, gilt octofoils to compartments, red morocco label, edges dyed yellow, marbled endpapers. Bound without the advertisement leaf. Pale marking to sig. D3. A very good, crisp copy. First edition of this scarce contribution to early Australian convict literature, three copies traced at auction in the last 40 years; ESTC locates three copies in Australasian libraries, at the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington, Auckland Museum Library, and the State Library of South Australia. Palmer (1747-1802), a Unitarian minister, was sentenced to seven years' transportation for circulating a controversial handbill, despite support from Charles James Fox, Earl Stanhope and others. "On 11 February 1794 he, William Skirving and Thomas Muir—all three numbered among the reformers known as the 'Scottish martyrs'—were sent on board the Surprise with a gang of convicts to Botany Bay" (ODNB). On the journey Palmer was falsely accused of inciting a mutiny and was confined to his cabin, while other convicts were flogged. The ship arrived at Port Jackson on 25 October and Palmer and his companions, possessing letters of introduction to the governor, were treated well. Palmer's narrative, and the depositions of the ship's surgeon and several members of the New South Wales Corps against Captain Campbell, are all signed Sydney or Port Jackson, 1794, and were edited by Palmer's fellow Unitarian minister Jeremiah Joyce. Palmer and his fellow exiles successfully engaged in agriculture and trade, travelling to Norfolk Island, Fiji, and Macau. They were taken captive by the Spanish after being forced to put in to Guguan, and Palmer succumbed shortly after to dysentery. He and his fellow exiles are commemorated in a monument at the Calton burying-ground, Edinburgh, erected in 1844. There was a second edition later the same year.

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        Aufrichtige Gedanken über die heutigen Gefahrvolle Zeiten. 1797.

      - Very rare tract, only two copies located in WorldCat, one in Switzerland and the other at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (neither library ascribes an author). The twin questions posed and answered are (a) what are, and whence come, the current confusions and general dangers for Religion and the State?; and (b) by what means can they be remedied? (p. 4). The author's basic stance is that the Enlightenment is to blame for the turmoil and press censorship is needed to control it, but it is not clear whether he is being ironic or not. Either way, the book itself was reportedly among those banned by the Viennese censor almost as soon as it came out (Allgemaine Literatur-Zeitung, no 144, 11 November 1797). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo, 69 pp., contemporary speckled boards with paper spine label, lightly rubbed, old Bavarian library stamp on pastedown and early ownership inscription 'F.F. Grestl' on front free endpaper, a small wormhole running through (please see images), pages clean and fresh, a sound copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.

      Gabriel de Sancha 1797-98, Madrid - First edition of the first annotated edition of Don Quixote. Five volumes, contemporary tree calf, covers with a swashed diagonal cross, edged with a gilt roll, gilt bands and green lettering pieces, marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges. With 2 engraved portraits, 2 engraved headpieces, 3 folding maps, and 31 engraved plates executed by P. Duflos and Moreno Tejada after R. Ximeno, A. Navarro, Monnet and Camaron y Paret. In near fine condition. "This beautiful edition, which is printed on excellent paper, is of the highest importance for Pellicer's erudite notes and commentary, and for his painstaking corrections of the text" (Ruis). By focusing his attention on the authentic Spanish folklore that Cervantes would have drawn upon, Pellicer set the precedent for modern editorial methods. The present edition is illustrated with numerous fine plates, described by Ashbee as "among the finest produced in Spain." Palau 52030; Salva 1568; Mas II, 446; Ruis I, 59; Ashbee Iconography of Don Quixote 93. Don Quixote tells the tale of a man so entranced by reading about the chivalrous romantic ideals touted in books that he decides to take up his sword and become a knight-errant himself, with the aims of defending the helpless and warding off the wicked. With his somewhat confused laborer-turned-squire, Sancho Panza, they roam the world together and have adventures that have haunted reader's imaginations for nearly four hundred years. Don Quixote is generally recognized as the first modern novel. Over those years, it has had an incredible influence on thousands of writers, from Dickens to Faulkner, who once said he reread it once a year, "just as some people read the Bible". Vladamir Nabokov is quoted as saying, "Don Quixote is greater today than he was in Cervantes's womb. [He] looms so wonderfully above the skyline of literature, a gaunt giant on a lean nag, that the book lives and will live through [his] sheer vitality. He stands for everything that is gentle, forlorn, pure, unselfish, and gallant. The parody has become a paragon." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Narrative of the Sufferings of T. F. Palmer and W. Skirving, during a Voyage to New South Wales, 1794, on board the Surprise Transport.

      Cambridge: by Benjamin Flower for W. H. Lunn, J. Deighton, and J. Nicholson, 1797 - Octavo in half-sheets (207 x 122 mm). Recent sprinkled calf to style, raised bands gilt to spine, gilt octofoils to compartments, red morocco label, edges dyed yellow, marbled endpapers. Bound without the advertisement leaf. Pale marking to sig. D3. A very good, crisp copy. First edition of this scarce contribution to early Australian convict literature, three copies traced at auction in the last 40 years; ESTC locates three copies in Australasian libraries, at the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington, Auckland Museum Library, and the State Library of South Australia. Palmer (1747-1802), a Unitarian minister, was sentenced to seven years' transportation for circulating a controversial handbill, despite support from Charles James Fox, Earl Stanhope and others. "On 11 February 1794 he, William Skirving and Thomas Muir—all three numbered among the reformers known as the 'Scottish martyrs'—were sent on board the Surprise with a gang of convicts to Botany Bay" (ODNB). On the journey Palmer was falsely accused of inciting a mutiny and was confined to his cabin, while other convicts were flogged. The ship arrived at Port Jackson on 25 October and Palmer and his companions, possessing letters of introduction to the governor, were treated well. Palmer's narrative, and the depositions of the ship's surgeon and several members of the New South Wales Corps against Captain Campbell, are all signed Sydney or Port Jackson, 1794, and were edited by Palmer's fellow Unitarian minister Jeremiah Joyce. Palmer and his fellow exiles successfully engaged in agriculture and trade, travelling to Norfolk Island, Fiji, and Macau. They were taken captive by the Spanish after being forced to put in to Guguan, and Palmer succumbed shortly after to dysentery. He and his fellow exiles are commemorated in a monument at the Calton burying-ground, Edinburgh, erected in 1844. There was a second edition later the same year. Ferguson 254; Goldsmiths' 17124; not in Spence. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Courier Extraordinaire envoyé par Buonaparte, apportant la nouvelle de la paix défini[ti]ve

      l’Imprimerie de Leguay 1797 - Small broadsheet (2 ll. folio, overall 26.5 x 21.5 cm), uncut. Collates 4 pp. printed on laid paper. Near fine, bright and crisp with only negligible soiling around outer margins. This primary resource in Napoleonic history includes Bonaparte’s announcement, by way of an extraordinary envoy sent from Milan, of the preliminaries that led to the Treaty of Campo Formio in October, 1797. An example of the Napoleonic propaganda apparatus beginning and ending with patriotic military tracts, the broadsheet publishes a “credible” copy, described as circulating in Italy, of the Treaty of Milan signed 27 floréal, an V (May 16, 1797) ending the war of Venice, and the secret articles of the Treaty ceding Milan to Austria. The broadsheet also reports current news dated 23 thermidor (August 10) of the peace negotiated with Portugal, the arrival of letters dated 12 thermidor (July 30) announcing the liberation of Rome, and an account of the status of the negotiation between Malmesbury’s envoy and the French legation in Lille.

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        Poems by S. T. Coleridge, Second Edition. To Which are Added Poems by Charles Lamb, and Charles Lloyd

      London: Printed by N. Biggs, for J. Cottle, Bristol, and Messrs. Robinsons, 1797. Second edition. Rare presentation copy of the 1797 second edition (much revised by Coleridge and greatly expanded with new poems by both authors). Small octavo, modern three quarter red morocco, raised bands, marbled boards and end-papers, top edge gilt. Early presentation note from Charles Lamb bound in before the title page: "To my dear friend William Hone | Charles Lamb | Oct. 1811." Hone was a literary man and something of an early entrepreneur. One venture, that ultimately ended in failure, was his stint as an antiquarian bookseller. His friendship with Charles Lamb is well-documented. The first edition (and Coleridge's first book of poems), published the previous year, contained Lamb's first published verses. The second edition was published after Coleridge extensively revised his contribution and added a new Preface. Lamb added an additional 10 poems to the second edition (including "Childhood") in addition to the four that were published in the first edition. Two bookplates on the front paste-down, front end-paper cracking. Inscription a bit faded, but easily legible. A lovely copy, with an excellent association. This copy previously sold by Bauman Rare Books.

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        Lettres d'une Péruvienne, Nouvelle édition, augmentée d?une suite qui n?a point encore été imprimée. En 2 volumes.

      Paris, P. Didot l?Aîné, An V, 1797, - in-16°, Frontispice portrait de l?auteur (par R. de Launay) + 255 p. / 239 p., ill. avec 8 planches gravées par J.J. Coiny d?après L.J. Lefevre, reliures en maroquin rouge, dos orné de titre et qqs filets or, plats avec encadrements or, int. des plats avec encadrements, tranches dorées, rel. signée ?Rel P. Bozérian? (Pierre-Antoine Bozérian, père de Jean-Claude). Jolie édition qui fait partie de la collection dite de ?Bleuet?, figure avec la lettre (Cohen). Roman épistolaire qui fut un grand succès de librairie depuis sa première parution en 1747 jusqu'au triomphe du roman dans les premières décennies du XIXe siècle. L'action se déroule au Pérou, à l'arrivée des Espagnols: Zilia, Péruvienne, écrit à son cher Aza pour l'appeler à son secours. Mis à l'Index le 28 juillet 1765, cet ouvrage y figurait encore en 1930! Est-ce à cause de l'infidélité de Zilia? De l'amitié de Madame de Graffigny pour Voltaire? Ou alors pour la remise en cause de la nature civilisatrice de l'Europe et de son Eglise? Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Brunet II/1690; Cohen 447/448 ; Index des livres prohibés (Vatican, 1930) p. 307; Sabin, Dictionary of books relating to America (1875) VII/372; Quérard III/441 (éd. identique mais An VI (1798)). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        La Fontaine Fables] Fables, Choises, Mises en Vers, par la Fontaine

      F. Dufart, Paris 1797 - 12mo. Two volumes, similarly bound in attractive 19th Century full brown calf with gilt ruling and florets, gilt spines with morocco labels, marbled endsheets, edges tinted ochre color, gilt hatching on all edges of calf. Tome 1, 192pp., Tome II, 186pp. With 18 superb full-page engraved illustrations, nine in each volume. Includes table of contents at end. Wear to margins of spine, near fine internally. Housed in marbled slipcase. A very attractive and early set of La Fontaine, remarkably clean inside. This particular edition not found in marketplace.

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