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        Orange Brown-Barred Moth

      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 The majority of his drawings, like many artist (he completed more than 5000 watercolors) remained unpublished during his lifetime.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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        An Historical Survey of the French Colony in the Island of St. Domingo.

      London, John Stockdale, 1797. 4to. Contemporary tree calf, sometime neatly rebacked, contrasting lettering piece; pp. [vi], xxiii, [i], 247; one large folding map, pasted to front endpapers; minor scuffs, map torn across but neatly repaired and supplied from a later edition, small paper flaw on 2H1 affecting one word on both pages, minor finger-soiling, otherwise a good, wide-margined copy. First edition. Edwards, himself a West Indies merchant and planter, here offers much information on the island of Santo Domingo. His book was published shortly after the 1791 slave revolt in Santo Domingo, and indeed Edwards levels much criticism at the French for their treatment of the slaves and their rejection of help from English concerns in the West Indies. Edwards argued in his other published works for free trade between the colonies and America, and this sentiment informs some of his analyses in the present work. Sabin 21894; Cundall 430.

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        Urians Nachricht von der neuen Aufklärung, nebst einigen andern Kleinigkeiten. Von dem Wandsbecker Bothen.

      Hamburg, Perthes 1797. 24 S. Hübscher bibliophiler Pappband. 16 x 10 cm. Goed. IV/1, 981, 27 und V, 204 k; Kippenberg 1474; Meyer 519; Boas II, 87, XVIII. - Erste Ausgabe. - Die dezidierte Ablehnung der Französischen Revolution durch Claudius rief unter den norddeutschen Demokraten helle Empörung und zahlreiche Gegenschriften hervor. - In den \"Kleinigkeiten\" nimmt Claudius sehr heftig Bezug auf ein Xenion Schillers. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        A Letter to George Washington, on the Subject of the Late Treaty concluded between Great-Britain and the United States of America

      London, T. Williams, 1797 - First edition thus (the first edition was published in Philadelphia in 1796, this is the first London printing). Disbound. Light dampstain on lower corners, occasionally extending into the text. No signatures or bookplates. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Enquirer Reflections on Education Manners and Literature In a Series of Essays

      First edition. 8vo., with the half-title and errata-leaf, text in good clean state, a rather unattractive binding of nineteenth-century half dark brown morocco, rubbed at extremities. London, Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson.

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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: de l'Imprimerie de la République, 1797 - 4 quarto text volumes (390 × 214 mm) and folio atlas (440 × 282 mm), all in contemporary half calf, pinkish tan spine labels, single gilt ruled compartments, marbled sides and endpapers, text volumes relined to match the atlas. Maps and double-page plates folded down to make the atlas smaller and more practical. Very slightly rubbed at the extremities and with minor, skilful restoration at extremities, lower corners of the atlas with some stripping, text volumes clean and sound, just the occasional spot of foxing, one or two plates in the atlas trimmed a little close to the captions, but no loss, but very clean and fresh. A handsome set. Engraved frontispiece portrait of La Pérouse from a miniature by Alexandre Tardieu in both first text volume and atlas, atlas with emblematic title-page engraved by Philippe Frière after Moreau le Jeune, symbolising France revealing the Pacific to art, science and history and featuring a weeping putto leaning on an anchor in the hope of La Pérouse's survival, 30 folding maps, 3 folding coastal elevations, and 36 plates. Half-titles in text volumes. First edition of "one of the great documents of French exploration in the Pacific Ocean. In addition to a detailed account of the expedition itself, these volumes contain invaluable scientific information, observations on the natives that were encountered, and a wealth of geographic and cartographic data. The beautiful Atlas, with its finely engraved maps, charts, and plates, includes a detailed chart of San Francisco Bay, the first representation of the crested quail, and several maps and plates of the harbours at Monterey and San Diego, as well as two charts and one view of the Sandwich Islands. It is a magnificent production, and some authorities consider the engraving and craftsmanship to be superior even to that in the Cook-Webber Atlas that accompanies the journals of the great English explorer's third voyage it is one of the finest narratives of maritime exploration ever written, and certainly deserves to hold a place of high honour among the great travel accounts of the 18th century" (Howell Anniversary Catalogue 72, Richard Reed's essay). The atlas volume contains magnificent maps of Russian Asia, Japan, the Pacific northwest coast, San Francisco, Monterey, and also Necker Island. The most significant results of La Pérouse's voyage are the charts of the then imperfectly known Asiatic side of the Pacific and the details of "the peculiarities he observed in the natives of the northwest coast of North America, [which] are especially valuable" (Sabin). En route to Kamchatka, La Pérouse was the first to navigate safely 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 in New South Wales. Travelling via Samoa, where he discovered the islands of Savaii, Manono and Apolima in December 1787, and through the Tongan group, he arrived at Botany Bay in January 1788, just hours after Captain Phillip had arrived with the First Fleet. La Pérouse's habit of forwarding despatches whenever the opportunity offered ensured their survival; the final despatches were sent from Botany Bay, after which the expedition was never seen again. Evidence slowly came to light that both ships were wrecked on the reefs around the islands northwest of Australia. One crew was massacred by the local inhabitants. The Astrolabe was unloaded, taken apart and a two-masted craft built from its wreckage, which left westward some 9 months later, its fate unknown. Two men, one a "chief" and the other his servant, stayed behind, surviving until 1823. An extremely attractively-presented set of this important account. Ferguson 251; Hill p. 173; Lada-Mocarski 52; Sabin 38960; Streeter sale VI: 3493. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Observations on the various systems of canal navigation,

      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).Publisher: London: published by I. and J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, High Holborn.Year: 1797Edition: First edition.

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        K 454] Grand trio pour le clavecin ou piano forte accompagné d'un violon. Oeuvre XXI

      Berlin-Amsterdam : Hummel, PN 1051, [1797] - Stimmen. 15, 7 S. Gr. 4to. Gestochen. Pappband d. Zt. Frühe holländische Ausgabe. RISM M/MM 6539: nur 2 Expl. nachgewiesen.

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        Méchanique analitique. [Bound with:] Théorie des fonctions analytiques.

      Paris; Paris: Veuve Desaint; de l'Imprimerie de la République, 1788; An V [1797]. An exceptional volume, in a fine contemporary binding, containing the first edition of Lagrange's masterpiece, the Méchanique, "one of the outstanding landmarks in the history of both mathematics and mechanics" (Sarton, p. 470) and "perhaps the most beautiful mathematical treatise in existence, together with the corrected second printing of the Théorie, containing Lagrange's formulation of calculus in terms of infinite series, which provided the basis for Augustin-Louis Cauchy's development of complex function theory in the first decades of the next century. The Méchanique contains the discovery of the general equations of motion, the first epochal contribution to theoretical dynamics after Newton's Principia" (Evans). "Lagrange's masterpiece, the Méchanique Analitique (Paris, 1788), laid the foundations of modern mechanics, and occupies a place in the history of the subject second only to that of Newton's Principia" (Wolf). "The year 1797 ... saw the appearance of the famous work of Lagrange, Théorie des fonctions analytiques ... This book developed with care and completeness the characteristic definition and method in terms of 'fonctions dérivées,' based upon Taylor's series, which Lagrange had proposed in 1772 ... Lagrange's Théorie des fonctions was only one, but by far the most important, of many attempts made about this time to furnish the calculus with a basis which would logically modify or supplant those given in terms of limits and infinitesimals" (Cajori). "With the appearance of the Mécanique Analytique in 1788, Lagrange proposed to reduce the theory of mechanics and the art of solving problems in that field to general formulas, the mere development of which would yield all the equations necessary for the solution of every problem ... [it] united and presented from a single point of view the various principles of mechanics, demonstrated their connection and mutual dependence, and made it possible to judge their validity and scope. It is divided into two parts, statics and dynamics, each of which treats solid bodies and fluids separately. There are no diagrams. The methods presented require only analytic operations, subordinated to a regular and uniform development. Each of the four sections begins with a historical account which is a model of the kind." (DSB). "In [Méchanique Analitique] he lays down the law of virtual work, and from that one fundamental principle, by the aid of the calculus of variations, deduces the whole of mechanics, both of solids and fluids. The object of the book is to show that the subject is implicitly included in a single principle, and to give general formulae from which any particular result can be obtained. The method of generalized co-ordinates by which he obtained this result is perhaps the most brilliant result of his analysis. Instead of following the motion of each individual part of a material system, as D'Alembert and Euler had done, he showed that, if we determine its configuration by a sufficient number of variables whose number is the same as that of the degrees of freedom possessed by the system, then the kinetic and potential energies of the system can be expressed in terms of those variables, and the differential equations of motion thence deduced by simple differentiation ... Amongst other minor theorems here given I may mention the proposition that the kinetic energy imparted by the given impulses to a material system under given constraints is a maximum, and the principle of least action. All the analysis is so elegant that Sir William Rowan Hamilton said the work could only be described as a 'scientific poem'" (Rouse Ball, A Short Account of the History of Mathematics). The Méchanique analitique "was certainly regarded as the most important unification of rational mechanics at the turn of the 18th century and as its 'crowning' (Dugas). This achievement of unification and the abstract-formal nature of the work, physically reflected in immediate applications, earned the extravagant praise of Ernst Mach: 'Lagrange [...] strove to dispose of all necessary considerations once and for all, including as many as possible in one formula. Every case that arises can be dealt with according to a very simple, symmetric and clearly arranged scheme [...] Lagrangian mechanics is a magnificent achievement in respect of the economy of thought' (Mach, Die Mechanik in ihrer Entwicklung, 1933, 445)" (Pulte, p. 220). "Lagrange produced the Méchanique analitique during his time in Berlin. He referred as early as 1756 and 1759 to an almost complete textbook of mechanics, now lost; a later draft first saw the light of day in 1764. But it was not until the end of 1782 that Lagrange seems to have put the textbook into an essentially complete form, and the publication of the book was delayed a further six years" (Pulte, p. 209). "By 1790 a critical attitude had developed both within mathematics and within general scientific culture. As early as 1734 Bishop George Berkeley in his work The Analyst had called attention to what he perceived as logical weaknesses in the reasonings of the calculus arising from the employment of infinitely small quantities. Although his critique was somewhat lacking in mathematical cogency, it at least stimulated writers in Britain and the Continent to explain more carefully the basic rules of the calculus. In the 1780s a growing interest in the foundations of analysis was reflected in the decisions of the academies of Berlin and Saint Petersburg to devote prize competitions to the metaphysics of the calculus and the nature of the infinite. In philosophy Immanuel Kant's Kritik der reinen Vernunft (1787) set forth a penetrating study of mathematical knowledge and initiated a new critical movement in the philosophy of science ... "The full title of the Théorie explains its purpose: 'Theory of analytical functions containing the principles of the differential calculus disengaged from all consideration of infinitesimals, vanishing limits or fluxions and reduced to the algebraic analysis of finite quantities'. Lagrange's goal was to develop an algebraic basis for the calculus that made no reference to infinitely small magnitudes or intuitive geometrical and mechanical notions ... "In Lagrange's conception of analysis, one is given a universe of functions, each expressed by a formula y = f(x) and consisting of a single analytical expression involving variables, constants and algebraic and transcendental operations. During the 18th century such functions were called continuous, and the Théorie is devoted exclusively to functions that are continuous in this sense. (Mathematicians were aware of the possibility of other sorts of functions, but alternate definitions never caught on.) Such functions were naturally suited to the usual application of calculus to geometrical curves. In studying the curve the calculus is concerned with the connection between local behaviour, or slope, and global behaviour, or area and path-length. If the curve is represented by a function y = f(x) given by a single analytical expression then the relation between x and y is permanently established in the form of f. Local and global behaviour become identified in this functional relation. "It is also necessary to call attention to the place of infinite series in Lagrange's system of analysis. Each function has the property that it may be expanded as [a] power series. Nevertheless, an infinite series as such is never defined to be a function. The logical concept of an infinite series as a functional object defined a priori with respect to some criterion such as convergence or summability was foreign to 18th-century analysis. Series expansions were understood as a tool for obtaining the derivative, or a way of representing functions that were already given. "For the 18th-century analyst, functions are things that are given 'out there', in the same way that the natural scientist studies plants, insects or minerals, given in nature. As a general rule, such functions are very well-behaved, except possibly at a few isolated exceptional values. It is unhelpful to view Lagrange's theory in terms of modern concepts (arithmetical continuity, differentiability, continuity of derivatives and so on), because he did not understand the subject in this way ... "Part One of the Théorie begins with some historical matters and examines the basic expansion of a function as a Taylor power series. There is considerable discussion of values where the expansion may fail, and a derivation of such well-known results as l'Hôpital's rule. Lagrange then turned to methods of approximation and an estimation of the remainder in the Taylor series, followed by a study of differential equations, singular solutions and series methods, as well as multi-variable calculus and partial differential equations. He outlined and supplemented topics explored in some detail in memoirs of the 1760s and 1770s. "Part Two on geometry opens with an investigation of the geometry of curves. Here Lagrange examined in detail the properties that must hold at a point where two curves come into contact--the relationships between their tangents and osculating circles. Corresponding questions concerning surfaces are also investigated, and Lagrange referred to Gaspard Monge's memoirs on this subject in the Académie des Sciences. He derived some standard results on the quadrature and rectification of curves. The theory of maxima and minima in the ordinary calculus, a topic Lagrange suggested could be understood independently of geometry as part of analysis, is taken up. Also covered are basic results in the calculus of variations, including an important theorem of Adrien-Marie Legendre in the theory of sufficiency ... "The third part on dynamics is somewhat anticlimactic, given the publication nine years earlier of his major work Méchanique analitique. In this part Lagrange presented a rather kinematically-oriented investigation of particle dynamics, including a detailed discussion of the Newtonian problem of motion in a resisting medium. He also derived the standard conservation laws of momentum, angular momentum and live forces. The book closes with an examination of the equation of live forces as it applies to problems of elastic impact and machine performance. "... some of the major original contributions of this work: the formulation of a coherent foundation for analysis; Lagrange's conception of theorem-proving in analysis; his derivation of what is today called the Lagrange remainder in the Taylor expansion of a function; his formulation of the multiplier rule in the calculus and calculus of variations; and his account of sufficiency questions in the calculus of variations" (Fraser, p. 260). The Norman catalogue identifies two versions of the Théorie des fonctions analytiques, Version A with 276 pages, and Version B with 277, and states that no priority has been established. Craig Fraser (Landmark Writings, p. 258) states that version B is the first edition but does not mention version A. Ivor Grattan-Guinness (Convolutions, p. 129) states that Version A is the first edition. In our opinion Version B is certainly the true first edition, and Version A is actually the second edition (not just the second issue). The two versions are not merely different issues: the last several pages of text (and also a few earlier pages) are completely reset. In Version A the text ends on p. 276 and the following page is blank (reader.digitale-sammlungen.de/de/fs1/object/display/bsb10053590_00294.html); in Version B the last 6 lines of the main text appear on p. 277 (these lines are identical to the last 6 lines of Version A), followed by a list of errata on the same page and the imprint 'Par les soins de P. D. Duboy-Laverne, directeur de l'Imprimerie de la République' on the following unnumbered page (see books.google.fr/books?id=xCEOAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=fr#v=onepage&q&f=false). A further difference is that in Version A the verso of the half-title is blank; in Version B it carries the text 'Se trouve à Paris, Chez Bernard, libraire, quai des Augustins, no. 37'. The priority of Version B is revealed by the 8-page index that appears at the beginning of both versions; in both versions this index refers to the 'Conclusion' on pp. 276-277. Clearly, Version A cannot have been issued with an index that is appropriate only to a version printed later; thus, Version B must be first. Its priority is confirmed by the fact that, in Version A the errata listed in Version B have been corrected. As Norman notes, there is a third version of the Théorie which forms Vol. III of the ninth cahier of the Journal de l'Ecole Polytechnique, published in 1801. Norman states that this journal issue is Version A, but in fact it is Version B (see gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k86263h/f1.image). The fact that the uncorrected Version B was used for the journal issue suggests that Version A was not only issued later than Version B, but after the journal issue, i.e., no earlier than 1801. The inscription of this copy indicates that copies of Version B were still available in 1804.  [Méchanique:] Grolier/Horblit 61; Evans 10; Dibner 112; Sparrow 120; Norman 1257; Wolf II, 69. Pulte, 'Joseph Louis Lagrange, Méchanique analitique (1788),' Chapter 16 in Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940, Grattan-Guinness (ed.). Sarton, 'Lagrange's personality,' Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society (1944), pp. 457-98. [Fonctions analytiques:] Norman 1258; Barchas 1198; Honeyman 1881; Stanitz 250. Fraser, 'Joseph Louis Lagrange, Théorie des fonctions analytiques  (1797),' Chapter 19 in Landmark Writings. Grattan-Guinness, Convolutions in French Mathematics 1800-1840, 1990 (see especially pp. 129-133). 4to (248 x 200 mm), [Méchanique:] [i-v], vi-xii, [1], 2-512; [Théorie:] pp. [4], [i], ii-viii, [1], 2-276. Contemporary full calf, corners with slight wear, but very good and unrestored. Internally very fine and fresh.

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        Caroli a Linne Species Plantarum Exhibentes Plantas Rite Cognitas ad Genera Relatas cum Differentiis Specificis, Nominibus Trivialibus, Synonymis Selectis, Locis Natalibus Secundum Systema Sexuale Digestas. Editio Quarta, Post Reichardianam Quinta Adjectis Vegetabilibus Hucusque Cognitis. Bände 1 - 4 (in 5) von 6.

      Berolini, impensis G. C. Nauk 1797 - Die vorliegenden Bände 1 (1) - 4 (2) in 5 Bänden waren von 1797 bis 1806 bei Nauk in Berlin erschienen. Band 1 (Teile 1 und 2), 1797 (1798): XXXI + 1.568 Seiten (Seiten 497/498: Titelblatt Tomus I. Pars II). Band 2 (Teile 1 und 2), 1799: (IV) + 1.340 Seiten (Seiten 833/834: Titelblatt Tomus II. Pars II - Teil I endet mit Seite 823, Seite 824 weiß, Seiten 825 - 832 sind nicht erschienen). Band 3 (Teile 1 und 2), 1800 (1802): (IV) + 1.474 Seiten (Seiten 849/850: Titelblatt Tomus III. Pars II). Band 3 (Teil 3), (1803): Seiten 1.475 - 2.409 (Seiten 1.475/1.476: Titelblatt Tomus III. Pars III). Band 4 (Teile 1 und 2), 1805 (1806): 1.157 Seiten (Seiten 1 - 3: Titel, Seiten 631/632: Titelblatt Tomus IV. Pars II, vorgebunden: 1 Blatt Verlagshinweise, nicht in Pagination). Ca. 20,5 cm x ca. 13 cm, zusammen ca. 30 cm stark, ca. 5 kg schwer. Ringsum kräftiger roter Farbschnitt. Halbledereinbände der Zeit mit je zwei farbigen Rückenschildchen. In Lateinisch, mit deutschen Pflanzennamen. - Provenienz: Handschriftliche Namen (Hermann von?) "Nördlinger" und (Richard?) "Harder" auf allen vorderen Vorsätzen. - Hier nicht enthalten sind Band 5 (Teil 1, 1810, 544 Seiten und Teil 2, 1830, 122 Seiten) und Band 6 (Teil 1, 1824, 160 Seiten und Teil 2, 1825, 128 Seiten). Davon wurde nur noch Band 5, Teil 1 von Willdenow bearbeitet, die übrigen 3 Teile von Schwägrichen und Link. - Stafleu and Cowan, Taxonomic Literature 17.658 -- Etwas berieben oder bestoßen. Abgesehen von den genannten Namenseinträgen keine Einträge. Papier gering gebräunt, nahezu nicht fleckig. Bindung sehr gut und fest. Zustand mindestens II (deutsche Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern per E-Mail Fotos des Werkes zu. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dei delitti e delle pene

      Remondini, Bassano 1797 - 4 volumi in 8, pp. 32+210+6, 236+2, 255+2, 231+2, ottima pergamena coeva, dorso a nervi con titoli e numerazione dorata, testatine nel testo, edizione importante con commenti di Voltaire e Massa, ottimo esemplare con lievi gore nel testo 4 volumes in 8 °, pp. 32 + 210 + 6; 236 + 2; 255 + 2; 231 + 2, very good contemporary parchment binding, ribbed back with gilt titles and numbering, headpieces in the text, important edition with comments by Voltaire and Massa, very good copy with marginal waterstains in the text. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dei delitti e delle pene opera rinomatissima di Cesare Beccaria

      dalla stamp. italiana e francese a s. Zeno, 1797. In-12° (cm. 13 x 9.4), pp. 288, cartonatura d'attesa muta, come carte di guardia due pagine della variante B che reca sul front. aggiunta l'indicazione di edizione "Edizione nuovissima arricchita di una tavola alfabetica de' pensieri, e massime più sublimi", come si puù leggere dal frammento si frontespizio della carta di guardia inferiore. Affascinante esemplare in barbe e stampato su carta azzurrina (ad eccezione di alcuni fascicoli stampati su normale carta bianca). Alcune annotazioni ai margini a matita. Raro. L. Firpo, Le edizioni italiane del "Dei delitti e delle pene", p. 691-621, n. 30

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        A narrative of a voyage to Arabia, India, &c. Containing, amidst a variety of information, a description of Saldanha Bay; with remarks on the genious and disposition of the natives of Arabia Felix; The manners and customs of the people of Hindoston; of the island of Madagascar, and other parts beyond the Cape of Good Hope. Interspersed with some particulars, relative to the author's remarkable interview with his father, on the coast of Malabar. Performed in the years 1781, 82, 83, and 84.

      London Printed for the author and sold by W. Baynes 1797 - First edition. 8vo., 232pp., portrait frontispiece, complete with half title, contemporary half calf, spine chipped at head, corners worn, slightly rubbed, marbled sides, "James, much against his will, appears to have been compelled to serve on board one of the vessels in Commodore Johnstone's expedition to the Cape in 1781, and took part in the engagements at Port Praya and Saldanha Bay. Theal remarks . "that he gives some particulars not to be found in the official reports of either the English or French Commanders. He describes also the capture of the Held Woltemaade, and the seizure of the Dutch Indiamen in Saldanha Bay. his account must be compared with official documents, however, as it is not strictly accurate." James gives a short account of parts of the Cape Colony, and describes some of the districts near Saldanha Bay as "a modern Eden"(Mendelssohn). Scarce. ESTC on-line lists only 8 copies. Another, undated issue with slightly different wording to title and a subscriber list appeared in the same year which is equally scarce, again ESTC listing just 8 copies. No priority given. Mendelssohn I, 765. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MOZART W. A. La Flûte Enchantée Quatuor Violon Alto Violoncelle 1797

      1797 - MOZART W. A. La Flûte Enchantée ou Les Mystères d'Isis Grand Opéra de W. A. Mozart mis par l'auteur en Quatuors pour deux Violons, Alto et Basse Paris, chez Sieber Père, Editeur et Marchand de Musique 1466 Signature manuscrite de l'éditeur Sieber XVIIIe siècle(1ère édition) 15 + 14 + 14 + 13 pages 32.4 x 25.6 cm Très bon état, couvertures légèrement défraîchies 027014 Nouveau

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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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        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.

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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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