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        Biblia dat is de Gantsche H. Schrifture vervattende alle de Canonijke Boeken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments, uit de Oorspronkelijke Talen in onze Nederlandsche Tale getrouwelijk overgezet door Last van de Hoog. Mog Heeren Staten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederl. en Volgens het besluit van de Sinode Nationaal gehouden tot Dordrecht in de Jaaren 1618 ende 1619. Door gemeene ordre der Kerken van Drukfouten verbeetert. WITH: Het Boek der Psalmen, nevens de Gezangen bij de Hervormde Kerk van Nederland in gebruik. Door last van de Hoog Mogende Heeren Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, Uit drie berijmingen, in den jaare 1773, gekooren, Met de noodige daar in gemaakte veranderingen. Mitsgaders de Christelijke Catechismus, Formulieren en Gebeden der Gereformeerde Kerken. WITH: Evangelische Gezangen, om nevens het Boek der Psalmen bij den Openbaren Godsdienst in de Nederlandsche Hervormde Gemeenten gebruikt te worden, op uitdrukkelijken last van Alle de Synoden der Voornoemde Gemeenten bijeen verzameld en in orde gebragt in de jaren 1803, 1804 en 1805. (Biblia/Bijbel).

      Amsterdam, Johannes Allart 1797/1797/1807. (gegraveerde titelpagina, 1) 420, (2) 132, (1) 167 (2) folia., 10, z.p. Origineel Leer met ribben, 2 zilveren sloten, 4 zilveren hoeken, 2 zilveren kettingklampen met een zilveren ketting van ca. 1,5 meter lang en goud op snede, 12° H. 15,5 x B. 10 x D. 7,5 cm. (de rug is vakkundig gerestaureerd. Staphorster kettingbijbel met daarin het Oude en Nieuwe Testament, de Psalmen en Gezangen en de Formulieren. Aantrekkelijke band gebonden in zwart geciseleerd leer voorzien van zilverwerk en een vergulde snede. Het zilveren beslag is vormgegeven in de bekende schelpvorm, omgeven door enkele florale en ornamentale motieven. De vorm van dit beslag was afkomstig uit Friesland en werd vervaardigd in de stad Meppel. Rond Staphorst werd deze vormgeving bijzonder populair en hierdoor is vrijwel al het Staphorster boekzilver uniform aan aan dit beslag. Het zilverwerk op kerkboeken diende als statussymbool, aan de band kon men de stand en rijkdom van een kerkganger aflezen. De Staphorster Bijbels werden vaak aan een koord of aan een ketting gedragen en behoorde bij de streekdracht voor de zondag. De zilveren ketting van dit exemplaar geeft aan dat deze het eigendom was van een vermogend persoon, de mindere stand droeg de Bijbel aan een blauw koord of in geval van rouw een zwart koord.) (engraved titlepage, 1) 420, (2) 132, (1) 167 (2) folia., 10, n.p. Contemporary Leather with 5 raised bands, 2 silver clasps, 4 silver corner-pieces, 2 silver chain holders with a ca. 1,5 meters long silver chain and gilt-edged text block, 12° H. 15,5 x L. 10 x W. 7,5 cm. (the spine is skillfully restored. Staphorst chainbible containing the Old and New Testament, the Psalmes and Hymns and the Forms. Attractive binding bound in black gauffred leather decorated with silver and gilt-edged text block. The silver work is shaped in the common shell shape, surrounded by some floral and ornamental designs. The shape of this silver work came from the Province of Friesland and was made in the city Meppel. This design became very populair around Staphorst and due to that almost all the silver work on books from Staphorst is alike. The silver work on churchbooks was seen as a status symbol, the binding showed the social class and wealth of a churchgoer. The Staphorst Bibles were often worn at a rope or chain and belonged to the traditional costume for the Sunday. The silver chain of this copy points out that it was the property of a wealthy person, the lower class wore the Bible at a blue rope or in the case of mourning a black rope.) Noordwijk, B. van (2013). Zilver voor de Zondag. Boecxkens met Pragtigh Sluytwerck, p. 53-58 / Storm van Leeuwen, J. (2006). Dutch Decorated Bookbinding in the Eighteenth Century Volume IIB, p. 1009, 1239-1242.

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        Gedanken und Meinungen über allerley Gegenstände. Ins Teutsche übersetzt [von Johann Joachim Christoph Bode]. 7 Bände.

      Wien-Prag, Franz Haas, 1797-1801. 8°. Mit 6 Titelkupfern (darunter die Portraits Montaignes und Bodes). Zus. ca. 2900 S., Marmor. Ppbde. d. Zt. Erschien zuerst 1793-99 in Berlin. - Band sechs enth. als Anhang „J. J. C. Bode‘s literarisches Leben“ von C. A. Böttiger (114 S.), Band sieben „das Real- und Nominal-Register des ganzen Werkes“. - Rücken etw. verblasst. Einbände tlw. schwach berieben. Tlw. gering wasserrandig, gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Vgl. Fromm IV, 18265 (nur die Berliner Ausgabe). Versand D: 12,00 EUR Montaigne, Gedanken und Meinungen über allerley Gegenstände. Ins Teutsche übersetzt [von Johann Joachim Christoph Bode]

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        AN ESSAY ON NAVAL TACTICS, SYSTEMATICAL AND HISTORICAL. WITH EXPLANATORY PLATES. IN FOUR PARTS

      London, 1797. Half title before each titlepage. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Modern bookplate on front pastedown. Contemporary ownership signature of "Sir Patrick Murray" on first half title. Very clean and fresh. A fine copy. One of the most important works on naval tactics published in the age of sail, this is an attractive copy of all four parts of Clerk's influential treatise, with all fifty-two plates. The first part was privately published in 1782 in Edinburgh, and then in the present form in 1790. The second through fourth parts followed in 1797. Clerk was a Scottish merchant with a long interest in navigation, and he based this work on his study of English and continental naval tactics. He was partially influenced to produce the present work due to British naval defeats during the American War of Independence, especially the defeat at Yorktown. The plates illustrate many of the battles Clerk analyzes, including Admiral Rodney's engagement with the French in 1780, Arbuthnot's battle off the mouth of the Chesapeake in 1781, Byron's defeat by the Comte d'Estaing at Grenada in 1779, and more. Admiral Nelson implemented some of Clerk's tactics during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Not in Sabin, despite the American content. "Distinctive as one of the first British accounts of tactics, as opposed to a work in French translation, and for its criticism of the current Royal Naval practice of looking more to signal books to the detriment of fighting instructions" - DNB.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Kst.- Karte, n. Güssefeld b. Homann Erben, "Charte des Fürstenthum Minden und den Grafschaften Ravensberg. Tecklenburg und Lingen vorstellend .".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1797, 45 x 55 Seltene Karte bei Homann Erben. - Unten rechts die Titelkartusche. Unten links Erklärungen zum Fürstentum und den Grafschaften. Gebiet Lingen, Stolzenau/Weser, Bielefeld, Wahrendorf.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Munster Abbey, a Romance; interspersed with Reflections on Virtue and Morality in three Volumes Edinburgh: Printed by John Moir for W.Creech, Cross, and S. Cheyne [and] for Hookham & Carpentar Vernor & Hood London.

      Edinburgh: Printed by John Moir for W.Creech, Cross, and S. Cheyne [and] for Hookham & Carpentar Vernor & Hood London. 1797 - 3 vols., 12mo. in sixes; a very good copy apart from a little spotting and a tear to the blank margin of K3 in volume I; contemporary half calf and marbled boards, morocco labels; armorial bookplate of Sir Henry Hay Makdougall of Makerstoun.First edition. Despite its 'Gothic' title this is a novel of contemporary high life in England and on the Grand Tour, avoiding 'extravagant descriptions of supernatural scenes and events'. Munster Abbey in Devon is the seat of the hero, Mr. Belford, a bachelor 'happily possessed of a fortune, ample as his wishes'. This was Leigh's only novel –– he died at 26 – assembled by his widow from her husband's 'scattered papers' and, the 'Advertisement' implies, possibly finished by her. The list of 1182 subscribers (as calculated in a pencilled note) extends to 34 pages. Despite the 'liberal and unexampled countenance bestowed on this undertaking' it did not meet with universal approval. 'The fable is uninteresting, the language incorrect and inelegant; and by endeavouring to put sentiment into the mouths of his characters on the most trifling occasions, the author often renders his work ridiculous' (Critical Review).Garside, Raven, and Schöwerling 1797: 53. Language: English

      [Bookseller: Bernard Quaritch Ltd ABA ILAB]
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        Carte Des Découvertes Faites en 1787 dans les Mers De Chine et De Tartarie, par les Frégates Francaises la Boußole et l'Astrolabe, depuis leur Départ de Manille jusqu'à leur Arrivée au Kamtschatka. 1.ere Feuille. - Gravée par Bouclet - Ecrit par Herault.':.

      - Kupferstich v. Bouclet & Hérault aus Atlas du Voyage de la Pérouse ., 1797, 50,5 x 69 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm., S. 376 (La Pérouse, Jean Francois Galoup, Comte de; 1741-1788). - Die Karte zeigt China mit Tawain und den südlichen Teil von Korea und Japan sowie die nördlichen Philippinen mit den Marianen. - Am unteren Kartenrand Titel. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        A History of a Voyage to the Coast of Africa, and Travels into the Interior of that Country ; Containing Particular Descriptions of the Climate and Inhabitants, and interesting particulars concerning the SLAVE TRADE

      Luther Pratt, Troy 1797 - Second Edition. ix, [2], 12-180 pages. 4 x 6 1/2 inches. Frontispiece engraving "The AUTHOR Relating the HISTORY of his TRAVELS to his Friend" present (often missing). Full leather binding with red leather label and simple gold ruling on spine. Previous owner name "John S. Popkin March 1798" inked on verso of title page. Occasional spotting and light browning throughout. One small hole affecting a few letters on one leaf (pages 141/2). Overall a very nice copy. Full leather. An early recounting of a trip to Africa by an American. The second edition, published the same year as the Philadelphia first edition. Sabin (30956). The title page notes Hawkins has "since become Blind ; and for whose benefit it is now published by his Friends." Printed recommendations from Dr. [Benjamin] Rush (Surgeon General, Signer of Declaration, etc, etc) and Dr. Felix Pascalis (co-editor of the Medical Repository, etc etc)."John S Popkin was the eldest son of Colonel John Popkin whom he succeeded in the Society of the Cincinnati in 1827 I knew him well from my entrance in college to the close of his life He was born in Boston June 19 1771 and died in Cambridge Massachusetts March 2 1852 He graduated at Harvard College in 1792 was Greek tutor there from 1795 to 1798 professor of the Greek language 1815 26 Eliot Professor of Greek literature 1826 33 He received the honorary degree of DD from Harvard College in 1815 He had been pastor of the Federal Street Church in Boston Dr Channing's from 1799 to 1802 and of the First Church in Newbury from 1804 to 1815. . In important business transactions with Dr Popkin I found him very exact as accurate as he was in his college offices Few men excelled him in a knowledge of practical affairs and his integrity honesty and reliability were eminent the man was a counterpart of the scholar and instructor " (from Reminiscences and Memorials of Men of the Revolution and Their Families by Artemas Bowers Muzzey, 1883, p. 229). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VOYAGE DE LA PÉROUSE AUTOUR DU MONDE

      Paris, 1797. Half titles. Text volumes: Large quarto. Original blue marbled paper boards, paper labels. Atlas: Large folio. Matching blue marbled boards, paper label. All untrimmed, some gatherings unopened, especially in volume three of the text. Some rubbing to spine ends, joints, and labels. Unobtrusive worming to part of the text in volumes two and three, persistent light dampstain to bottom edge of some leaves in volume three. Atlas with light marginal dampstaining to some leaves. Overall, a near fine copy in contemporary condition. First edition of one of the greatest French voyages, published by order of the French government. La Pérouse, one of the foremost French navigators of the 18th century, left Brest with two vessels in 1785 to explore the northwest coast of America. He arrived there the following summer and explored extensively along the Alaska coast, then sailed south to California. The expedition's goals were to explore the potential for fur trading ventures, pursue the geographical exploration of both America and Siberia, investigate the possibility of a northwest passage, and establish some French claim north of Spanish and south of Russian claims on the American coast. After his California visit, La Pérouse visited China, some Pacific islands, and the Siberian coast. He sent back copies of his journals, both overland across Russia and via British ships met at Botany Bay in the spring of 1788. After he left Australia, his party was never seen again, and it was not until the 1820s that the wrecks of his ships were discovered on a reef in the Santa Cruz group. When it became clear that something had happened to the expedition, a decision was made to publish the journals he had transmitted home. The La Pérouse voyage is notable for its superb mapping of the Alaska and California coasts (discussed at length by Wagner in CARTOGRAPHY OF THE NORTHWEST COAST), including maps of San Diego, Monterey, and the entire Northwest Coast. The atlas also contains numerous interesting views of the coast in California and the Pacific, as well as botanical and natural history plates. The text contains a wealth of scientific and ethnographic information. "It is one of the finest narratives of maritime exploration ever written, and certainly deserves to hold a place of high honor among the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" - Howell. Although La Pérouse did not sail around the world, as announced in the title, he might well have achieved that objective if disaster had not overtaken him.

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        An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China;

      John Stockdale, London, 1797 - including Cursory Observations Made, and Information Obatined, in Travelling Through that Ancient Empire, and a Small Part of Chinese Tartary, . First ed. Folio & 4to. 3 vols. ii, xxxiv, 518, xx, 626pp. 2 portraits. 1 plate and 25 vignettes. 44 engraved charts and plates. Bound in modern full morocco, internall slightly spotted on margin of Atlas volume. Cordier, sinica 2381-2383, Lowendahl, 697 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Historical Account of the Embassy to the Emperor of China

      London, England: John Stockdale, 1797. Hardcover. VG-, light wear to cover & spine, untrimmed pages, marbled endpages, some light scattered foxing and browning to page edges, this book is in great condition for its age, clean & tight, leather intact-NOT crumbling!. Three-quarter cream leather/marbled green boards. 475 pp. 33 bw plates. This book was undertaken by order of the King of Great Britain and includes the manners and customs of the inhabitants, preceded by an account of the causes of the Embassy and voyage to China, abridged principally from the papers of Earl McCartney, as compiled by Sir George Staunton Bart, Secretary of Embassy to the Emperor of China, and Minister Plenipotentiary in the Absence of the Embassador. Includes beautifully done engravings. This is a STUNNING copy-see for yourself- click here for a link to the image http://www.mullenbooks.com/24398.JPG.

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        Alphabetum Arabicum una cum Oratione Dominicali, Salutatione Angelica et Symbolo Fidei.

      Rome, Sac. Congreg. de Propaganda Fide, 1797. - 8vo. 15, (1) pp. With printer's device to title page. Modern half calf. Brief introduction to the Arabic language for Catholic missionaries, "an exact reproduction of the 1715 edition" (Smitskamp). Includes a table of the alphabet and the Lord's Prayer and Ave Maria in Arabic. "The best known products of the Propaganda Press, apart from its missals, grammars, and dictionaries, are the Alphabeta" (Smitskamp 193). This is, perhaps, litte surprise, for the missionaries sent forth to all parts of the globe by the Roman see through the Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide, founded by Pope Gregory XV in 1622 for the purpose of spreading the Catholic interpretation of the Gospel, depended on language study textbooks such as these. The production of such alphabets was taken up as early as 1630 and was not discontinued until the early years of the 18th century; in 1812 the Congregation's in-house printing office was dissolved. - A good copy with deckle edges intact. Smitskamp 216. Cf. Streit XVII, p. 351, no. 6551.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China; including cursory observations made, and information obtained in travelling through that ancient empire, and a small part of Chinese Tartary . Two Volumes.

      printed for W. Bulmer and Co. for G. Nichol., London 1797 - In two volumes, with engravings; beside a folio volume of plates. Quarto. Text volumes:[1] xxxiv, 518 pp xx, 626 pp. [slight spotting] engraved portrait frontispieces, [portrait volume one frontis appears later copy] 26 engravings in the text. Contemporary half calf calf rebacked. "A MOST INTERESTING ACCOUNT OF CHINESE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS AT THE CLOSE OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY" (Cox). Appointed principal secretary to Lord Macartney's embassy to China in 1792 which sought "to improve commercial relations with China, through Canton (Guangzhou), and to establish regular diplomatic relations between the two countries. Though Macartney and Staunton had an audience with the emperor their proposals were rebuffed In China [Staunton] closely observed and noted all that he saw, and during expeditions he was able to collect botanical specimens. His son, George Thomas, then just twelve years old, accompanied him to China as page to Lord Macartney, and was the only member of the mission who bothered to learn Chinese" (DNB). Staunton's account of this important, but ultimately unsuccessful mission, conceived on a grand scale, takes in numerous places visited en route: Madeira, Tenerife, Rio de Janeiro, Java, Sumatra, Cochin-China, etc. Cox I:344. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        NEW VIEWS OF THE ORIGIN OF THE TRIBES AND NATIONS OF AMERICA

      Philadelphia, 1797. Original drab boards with paper spine. Light wear and soiling. Internally clean. Very good plus. Untrimmed and unopened. A study of the languages of the Indians of North America, by a young professor of medicine, natural history, and botany at the University of Pennsylvania. The text consists of a long prefatory essay, followed by an analysis of fifty-four specific words, such as God, boy, tooth, cold, sun, water, etc. For each the corresponding word is given in a variety of dialects, such as Shawnee, Miami, Kickapoo, Mohawk, Oneida, etc., along with equivalents from languages in Mexico; a few examples are given as well from languages in Asia, which Barton believed to be related in some way. With an eloquent five-page dedication to Thomas Jefferson as vice president, with whose attitudes towards the Indians the author had much sympathy: "I regret with you, Sir, the evanishment of so many of the tribes and nations of America. I regret, with you, the want of a zeal among our countrymen for collecting materials concerning the history of these people." A very fine copy in original condition of a title which has for some time been very scarce on the market.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM BENJAMIN RUSH TO ELISHA BOUDINOT, CONDOLING BOUDINOT ON THE LOSS OF HIS WIFE]

      Philadelphia, 1797. Folio. Old fold lines. Reinforced with tissue at some folds. Tear in blank leaf from wax seal. Lightly soiled. Very good. In a half morocco clamshell case, spine gilt. A warm letter written by Dr. Benjamin Rush, Philadelphia physician and signer of the Declaration of Independence, to fellow patriot Elisha Boudinot, expressing his condolences upon the loss of Boudinot's wife. Boudinot (1749-1819) was an early supporter of the Revolution, and was active in New Jersey political and social circles, interacting with many of the important men of the era. He had eleven children with his first wife, Catherine Smith, to whom this letter refers. She died in the terrible yellow fever epidemic of 1797. Boudinot remarried the year following her death. Benjamin Rush was a delegate to the Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence; he later served as surgeon general for the Middle Department of the Continental Army, though he resigned in outrage over the disorganization and corruption in army hospitals. Rush established several medical facilities in Philadelphia, including the College of Physicians in 1787. "Writing prolifically over nearly half a century, Rush was the first American physician to become widely known at home and abroad. More than any other physician, Rush established the reputation of Philadelphia as a center for medical training....His drive to understand mental illness and render the treatment of mental patients more humane earned Rush the title 'father of American psychiatry'" - ANB. Rush's letter conveys his sympathies as well as Christian hope for life beyond the grave. It reads, in part: "My dear sir, Permit me to join in the general sympathy your late bereavement has excited in the breasts of all your friends....Yes, my dear friend, we live among the dead, and in a valley of human bones. Every newspaper we pick up is an obituary of departed friends, or fellow citizens. At the present awful moment, the passing hearse, the shut up houses, and the silent streets of our city, all proclaim that we are made of the dust, & that we are doomed to return to it. But let us not complain as those who have no hope. The grave shall ere long be robbed of its prey. Even Hell itself shall give up its prisoners. The conquests, & grace of Jesus Christ extend to the utmost limits of fire & misery, & ALL, ALL shall in due time be made to partake of the benefits of his infinite atonement. P.S. The fever encreases, but it is confined chiefly to one part of the city. I have hitherto been preserved, except from a light attack of it, which confined me but one day." In fact, Rush had stayed in Philadelphia to treat those sick with the fever, and was lucky to survive. Later his political opponent, William Cobbett, accused Rush of using his treatments to kill off Federalists. Rush successfully sued Cobbett for libel, driving him out of the United States.

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        VIENNA, AUSTRIA: GRUNDRISS DER K. K. HAUPT UND RESIDENZSTADT WIEN MIT IHREN VORSTADTEN NACH DEN NEUEN HAUSNUMMERN, 1797. / PLAN DE LA VILLE DE VIENNE ET DE SES FOUXBOURGS AVEC LE DENOMBREMENT DES MASIONS FAIT EN 1797.

      - Format : Copper engraving with original outline hand colour, divided into two parts, each dissected and mounted on original linen (total: 134 x 136 cm / 53 x 53.5 inches), housed in custom box (circa 1820) of red morocco and marbled boards with elaborate tooling, armorial signs and title in gilt (dimensions: 24 x 16 x 7.5 cm) (Map in Very Good condition with only very minor points of wear; Box with stains to red morocco and abrasions to marbled surface). Maximilian von Grimm’s Grundriss der K. K. Haupt und Residenzstadt Wien mit ihren Vorstadten nach den neuen Hausnummern [translation: "Plan of the Imperial-Royal Capital and Residence of Vienna with its Suburbs, showing the new House Numbers"] is one of the finest plans of a European city produced during the Enlightenment era, and the authoritative map of the city from the critical period of the Napoleonic Wars. The present example of the rare first edition of map is extraordinary, in that it comes from the celebrated library of King Louis-Philippe I of France (1773 – 1850), and is housed within a custom red morocco-backed box bearing his arms and monogram. Towards the end of the 18th Century, Vienna was then one of the continent’s largest cities, with over 200,000 inhabitants, and the capital of the Austrian Habsburg Empire, which ruled over much of Central Europe. The map focuses on the old, or, inner city, the ‘Innere Stadt,’ enveloped by its 16th Century walls, while the rapidly expanding suburbs extend far to the south of the city proper. The map showcases the cityscape in great detail: every street is precisely delineated, and the outlines of each built-up urban block are represented, while all of Vienna’s grand edifices are carefully outlined, with the numerous gardens and parks carefully laid out. During its time, Grimm’s map was highly valued by civil administrators, military officials and businesses, while today it is prized by historians as the authoritative physical record of Vienna during the era of the Napoleonic Wars. The Grimm Map of Vienna in Context The scientific mapping of Vienna was delayed until the latter 18th Century as the Austrian Imperial army strongly discouraged the publication of detailed surveys of Vienna, out of fear that they might find their way into enemy hands. The city had nearly fallen during the Second Ottoman Siege of Vienna (1683), a traumatic experience for the Habsburg Empire that remained top of mind for generations. For decades, the army was convinced that the mere existence of any precisely accurate general maps of Vienna and its environs was a grave security risk. This concern was so acute that the actual act of surveying the city was discouraged, lest it result in some illicit map. While the military was stonewalling the scientific surveying of Vienna, civilian administrators and commercial interests urgently required an accurate general map to effectively carry out their mandates. Since the end of the Seven Years’ War in 1763, tensions over the matter had brewed between military and civilian stakeholders. Begrudgingly, the military consented to surveys of Vienna for civilian use. From 1769 to 1774, Joseph Daniel von Hüber created a monumental building-by-building panoptic view of Vienna, published as Scenographie oder Geometrische Perspect Residenz Stadt Wien (Vienna, 1777). Importantly, however, Hüber’s work only depicted the city within and immediately around its walls, a view of limited military utility. The first scientific map of Vienna and its suburbs was Joseph Anton Nagel’s Grundriß der Kayserlich-Königlichen Residenz-Stadt Wien, Ihrer Vorstädte und deren anstoßenden Orte Grundrissplan von Wien mit Vorstädten und Linienwall (1780-1). Enter Maximilian von Grimm, a cartographer who had gained great acclaim for his excellent map of Antwerp, Austrian Netherlands (Belgium), entitled Plan der Stadt Antwerpen an der Schelde in Oestreichischen Niederlanden (Augsburg, 1785). The leading Austrian map publishing firm of Artaria & C

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        Westminster Hall, The First Day of Term, A Satirical Poem.

      1797. "When Fools Fall Out for Ev'ry Flaw, They Run Horn Mad to Go to Law" Gravelot, Hubert-Francois [1699-1773], After. Mosley, Charles, Engraver. Westminster Hall. The First Day of Term. A Satirical Poem. London: Republished by Laurie & Whittle, 6th November, 1797. Copperplate engraving, 12-1/2" x 13-3/4" image on a 14-1/2" x 19-3/4" sheet of wove paper, watermarked "W. King" in the right margin of the sheet, mounted and matted. Light soiling to margins, toning to outer edges of margins, mostly covered by mat, very good overall. * A wonderful depiction of the English law court at Westminster Hall in the age of Blackstone accompanied by a satirical poem by an anonymous author. The print shows the active scene within Westminster Hall on the first day of term, showing the hammerbeam roof and looking towards arched windows at the far end. Members of the public and the law court go about their business in the hall, conversing and buying law books from stalls that flank either side of the hall. A few women are seen milling about and one woman appears to be selling a book to another. Four columns of verse beneath the image satirize the litigiousness of English society and the eagerness of attorneys to take even the most trifling case: "Jargons and noise alone prevail - while sense and reason's sure to fail; at Babel thus law terms began, - and now at Westminster go on." In image and in text, this print provides us with important contemporary evidence of the legal work that went on at Westminster, and the low esteem in which that work could be held. This image was originally published in 1758, according to the record of the Government Art Collection at Queen's Yard, London. Gravelot was active as an artist in London in the 1730s and 1740s, after which he returned to France, though he continued to produce work for publication in England. OCLC locates copies at the Harvard Law School and at the Morgan Library. We are also aware of copies at the Yale Center for British Art, the British Museum, the Government Art Collection at Queen's Yard, London, and the collections of the British Parliament. According to the British Museum, it is not listed in Stephens and George, Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum.

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        Réflexions sur la Métaphysique du Calcul Infinitésimal EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Duprat, 1797. Fine. Chez Duprat, à Paris 1797, In 8 (13,5x21,5cm), 80pp., relié. - First Edition. It lacks the folding plate. Modern cream carton. Smooth back part of title black sheepskin with long title. Together relatively browned. Thoughts are the most famous Carnot work, he exposes the fundamental principles of mathematical analysis, differential and integral calculus. Carnot (1753-1823), in addition to being a physicist and mathematician, was also génréral and politque rights under the Convention, and even minister during the Hundred Days. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Il manque la planche dépliante. Reliure en plein cartonnage moderne créme. Dos lisse, pièce de titre de basane noire avec titre en long. Ensemble relativement bruni. Les Réflexions sont l'ouvrage le plus célèbre de Carnot, il y expose les principes fondamentaux de l'analyse infinitésimale, du calcul différentiel et intégral. Carnot (1753-1823), en plus d'être un physicien et un mathématicien, fut également génréral et homme politque sous la Convention, et même ministre durant les Cents-jours.

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        Friedrich II., der Große (Berlin 24. 01. 1712 - 17. 08 1786 in Potsdam). "Fridericus. II". König von Preussen. Brustbild nach links; im Alter mit Schwarzen Adler Orden. Im Oval. "Frederic II, Roi de Prusse".

      - Kupferstich v. B. Salomon, dat. 1797, 60 x 44,8 (H) Seltenes, schönes und sehr ausdrucksstarkes Portrait, mit dem sich Jomtow Bennet Salomon neben den Porträts von Königin Luise und Chodowiecki einen Namen machte. - Mit restaurierten Randeinrissen ( 2 bis ins Bild gehend ).

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        Documenta e variis Veteris Testamenti ex Evangelio Item petita, Modulis Rythmicis quo jucundius cantu, si lubet, animis influant. Laborata studio & opera Caroli van Beughem, Canonici. Subjungitur ejusdem, Adolescenti ad virtutem aspiranti imica cohortatio. Opus omnibus Fidelibus ac Parentibus Institutoribus ac juventuti comprimis utile.

      Mechelen, Pierre Joseph Hanicq 1797 - 292 p. Contemporary half Leather, oblong (Vrij zeldzaam en op de Bijbel betrekking hebbend werk bevattende: Zedelessen uit verscheyde Historien van het Oude en Nieuwe Testament, speciaal voor de jeugd in 558 versen in 3 kolommen naast elkaar, in het Latijn, Frans en Nederlands. Right corner lower side of the titlepage is teared off, no text missing) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth By the author of Evelina and Cecilia

      New York: Printed by John Bull, 1797. Second (?) American edition, one of three published in 1797. 5 vols. 12mo. Contemporary tree calf, red and blue morocco labels. Small wormhole along lower joint of first volume, some rubbing, lower corner of N6 cut away with loss of portions of eight lines of text, some light browning or soiling, mostly of endpapers, else a very attractive set with the contemporary signature of Cornelius Bogert of Quincy on the titles and bookplate of David Ritzema Bogert in first volume. In a brown cloth open end case. Second (?) American edition, one of three published in 1797. 5 vols. 12mo. In 1797 there were three editions of this work published in America; this edition is listed in Shipton and Mooney following that of Manning & Loring for Hall in Boston and preceding an edition of five volumes in three published in Philadelphia by Ormrod & Conrad, 1797. The introduction by the American publisher John Bull is dated 1 December 1796. The first edition of this work was 1796. Closely follows the text of the London edition with an exception, according to the note on the Author's "Advertisment" leaf by the American publisher "Here follows in the London Edition, a long list of Subscribers, engrossing about forty pages ... " which he has not included in the American edition. Shipton and Mooney 31745. For the first edition Rothschild 550

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Offenbach, 24. II. 1797. - 1 S. 8vo. auf Doppelblatt. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An ihren Enkelsohn Clemens Brentano (1778-1842): "Lieber Enkel Sohn! Ich danke dir [ ] für einen Brief der mich sehr freute - welchen du von Leipzig an mich schriebst - aber nun theile ich dir auch meine Freude über die Zufriedenheit mit, welche du über deinen Aufenthalt bey dem Schätzbaren Oncle bezeugst. - Mein Kind! Ich hoffe das nun alles gut wird! [ ] Der Himmel Seegen jeden Schritt auf der neuen Bahn - und halte deine Freude dauerhaft [ ] vergiß nicht, das du nun auf der Stelle wo deine vortreffliche Mutter dich noch vor ihrem Tod wünschte [ ]". - Etwas knittrig und gebräunt.

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        A Treatise on Copyholds

      - London - R. Pheney 1797 - The first edition of this treatise on copyhold law from Charles Watkins. Charles Watkins (died 1808) was a Welsh lawyer and legal writer. During his lifetime Watkins was author of some able treatises on aspects of the law. These included an account of the powers of the king, as guardian of the duchy of Cornwall, as well as a study of the law of descents (1793). His Reflections on Government in General appeared in 1796. Watkins also edited the introduction (on the feudal system) for the fourth edition of Sir Geoffrey Gilbert's Law of Tenures (1796). Two further works no doubt arose from his professional practice. These were A Treatise on Copyholds (2 vols. , 17979) and also Principles of Conveyancing, Designed for the Use of Students (1800). This work went into at least nine editions by 1845, and was regarded as a masterly and practical sketch (Allibone, Dict. , 3. 2602). Watkins died at Gloucester on 15 January 1808. (DNB)Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebound in cloth. Externally, smart, with just the odd mark. Internally, firmly bound. Pages have some slight age-toning and instances of foxing. There are some scattered ink annotations throughout. Overall: externally FINE with a GOOD interor. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MASONIC MISCELLANIES, In Poetry and Prose. Containing I. The Muse of Masonry, Comprising One Hundred and Seventy Masonic Songs, (Chiefly adapted to familiar Times,) Cantatas, Duets, Catches, Glees, Oratorios, Anthems, Eulogies, Odes, Sonnets, Prologues and Epilogues. With appropriate Toasts and Sentiments. II. The Masonic Essayist. III. The Freemason’s Vade-Mecum

      London Printed for Vernor and Hood 1797. . 1st Ed. 12mo. viii + [iv] + 328pp. + [i]. Frontis. of Masonic symbols, t.p. device, dec. devices. Contemporary neat annotations, armorial bookplate depicting the escutcheon divided by a chevron charged with three stags with a stag at a helm supported by books with the name P. Rogers, early sheep boards, some soiling and corners with sl. loss, rebacked in modern gilt lettered calf. ESTC T174000. Stephen Jones (1763?-1827), journal editor, compiler of reference works, and enthusiastic freemason. US$578

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        MANUSCRIPT DETAILING THE SALE OF LAND FROM ROBERT MORRIS TO THE BANK OF NORTH AMERICA].

      [Philadelphia]. March 18, 1797. - [12]pp. Folio, stitched as issued. Toned, minor wear to extremities. Very good. Manuscript outlining Robert Morris' contract with the Bank of North America regarding 58 large parcels of land in central and western Pennsylvania. In an act of desperation Morris signed over his investment, attempting to appease his growing legion of creditors. Morris, with his two partners, James Greenleaf and John Nicholson, formed the North American Land Company in 1795. The company acquired nearly six million acres of land which was put into a trust, with stock being issued at $100 per share, and each share representing two hundred acres of real estate. When the market for real estate investment collapsed due to the Napoleonic Wars and the Panic of 1797, Morris was besieged with creditors. Though Morris made several attempts, such as this sale, to raise funds he was eventually sent to debtor's prison where he remained for three and a half years. The official document bears the original wax and seals of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia.

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        "Voyage a l'ile de Ceylan, fait dans les années 1797 à 1800; contenant l'histoire, la géographie et la description des moeurs des habitans, ainsi que celle des productions naturelles du pays. Translated from the english by P. F. Henry. 2 vols. Paris, Dentu, 1803. ".

      2 vols. Half calf leather, spine with title shield and volume shield, cornes slightly worn. 8°, paginated: [4] 1-316, [4] 1-304. With 4 engraved folded maps. The text a bit browned. In all a good copy. First and only french edition of Percival's travels to Ceylon. It includes a large folded map of Ceylon (the present Sri-Lanka), Port de Trinquemale (Trinque male), Port de Colombo and a Carte de la Peche des Perles. B0053.

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        Befestigungsplan von Kehl und Straßburg ('Militairische Karte von der Festung Strasburg; der Feste Kehl, und von den umliegenden Gegenden.').

      - Kupferstich b. Felsing in Darmstadt, 1797, 41 x 50,5 Seltener Befestigungsplan mit der Umgebung zwischen Mundolsheim, Oberhausbergen, Wolfisheim, Lingolsheim, Illkirch-Graffenstaden, Marlen, Kork, Auenheim und Hoenheim. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste, Erklärungen von a -g sowie Verlegeradresse. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        The seasons . illustrated with engravings by F. Bartolozzi and P.W. Tomkins . from original pictures painted for the work by W. Hamilton.

      printed for P.W. Tomkins . the letter-press by T. Bensley. The types by V. Figgins, London 1797 - Large folio (18½" x 14¾"), pp. [12], 244; engraved title and dedication pages, 21 engravings throughout (6 full-page), contemporary full red straight-grain paneled morocco by Kalthoeber, with his ticket, 4 elaborate gilt borders of varying designs on covers, almost imperceptibly rebacked with gilt-lettering direct on gilt-decorated spine, a.e.g., inner gilt dentelles, blue pastepaper endpapers with printed gilt borders and fleurons in the corners; the covers slightly soiled and bit worn with some minor loss of the leather at the edges, the whole but generally a very good, sound copy. Engraved armorial bookplate of Chas. Forbes. The subscriber's list contains nearly 300 names. The engravings are dated 1792- 98. The German-born Christian Samuel Kalthoeber, who operated a bindery in London from 1782-1808, "was an outstanding craftsman and was responsible for the introduction of a number of new binding styles" (Glaister's Glossary of the Book, p. 265). Abbey, Life, 252; Lowndes, p. 2671; Ebert 22907: "This edition, ornamented with very neat vignettes and 4 [sic] large plates is very fine, but it has too small a margin for the largeness of the size. A repitition with the same vignettes appeared, Lond., 1807, lg. 4to." An old bookseller's pencil note on the flyleaf states "The finest edition of Thomson's Seasons published / only 10 copies like this at 40 guineas each / cost 20 guineas binding." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Voyage of Nearchus from the Indus to the Euphrates, collected from the original journal preserved by Arrian, and illustrated by authorities ancient and modern. Containing an account of the first navigation attempted by Europeans in the Indian Ocean.

      printed for T. Cadell,, London, 1797 - Cm. 28,5, pp. xv (1) 530 (2). Antiporta illustrata e 6 carte geografiche incise e ripiegate f.t. Legatura coeva in piena pelle. dorso a piccoli nervi con ricchi fregi e titoli su tassello. Piatti inquadrati da decorazioni in oro. Qualche minimo segno d'uso alle cerniere e lievi fioriture limitate a poche pagine, esemplare peraltro genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima edizione della versione inglese dell'opera in cui Arriano narra il la spedizione intrapresa da Nearco da Creta alcuni secoli prima di Cristo. Quest'ultimo viene considerato come il viaggio che fece conoscere il territorio dell'attuale Arabia. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Dissertation on Political Economy: to which is Added A Treatise on the Social Compact, or the Principles of Politic Law [translated by William Kenrick]

      Printed and Sold by Barbar & Southwick, Albany 1797 - The First American edition "compiled from the works of the Author. These pieces were extracted from the London Translation of Rousseau's miscellaneous works printed in 1767" (Preface). Kenrick's translation was first published in 1767 in 5 volumes. Frontispiece portrait engraved by [Gideon] Fairman. 12mo. The Dissertation was the book production of Rousseau's famous article on Political Economy in the Encyclopédie. The publisher decided that the article, being included in the expensive Encyclopédie, was not accessible enough to the public and made a separate publication. This is the first American edition of that work. Rousseau was not an economist but a political philosopher and reformer, but wrote at a time when there was not a clear distinction between political economy and political philosophy. His influence on economic tendencies in his own time and down to the present day has been great. Shipton and Mooney 32780 Sprinkled calf, red morocco label. Some browning and staining of text. At the back of this work is a page and a half of subscriber's names, the other half of the page is advertisements for the publishers. In a leather tipped brown cloth open end case Frontispiece portrait engraved by [Gideon] Fairman. 12mo The First American edition "compiled from the works of the Author. These pieces were extracted from the London Translation of Rousseau's miscellaneous works printed in 1767" (Preface). Kenrick's translation was first published in 1767 in 5 volumes. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Cooke's Edition. Embellished with Engravings. COOKE'S CRUSOE COMPLETE

      Printed for C.Cooke, 17 Pater-Noster-Row, n.d., [c.1797]. 3 vols., 12mo, with engraved title-vignettes and 5 engraved plates; original brown boards, expertly rebacked in calf to style, backs with five raised bands ruled in blind, second compartments with red leather labels lettered and ruled in gilt, fourth compartments numbered in gilt, silk headbands, uncut, a most attractive, crisp, clean copy. The titles are undated; the plates dated 1793. BL dates the Cooke editions as 1797 and 1799. SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION.

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        VOYAGE AUTOUR DU MONDE. (Pendant les années 1785 - 88). Publié conformément au décret du 22 avril 1791 et rédigé par M. L. - A. Milet - Mureau.

      chez Plassan An VI (1797). In - 16 gr. (mm. 193x115), 4 voll. di testo + Atlante (in folio), p. pelle bazana coeva (abras. e picc. manc.), cornice dorata ai piatti, ricca decoraz. e tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso, pp. (4),LXVIII,368; (4),414; 316,(148); (4),328. L? Atlante (mm. 440x284), mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso su due tasselli, con ritratto dell'A. inc. in rame, è costituito da 70 magnifiche tavv., disegnate e inc. in rame da valenti artisti, cosi' suddivise: 1 bellissima antiporta figurata (su disegno di Moreau le jeune) - 15 grandi carte geografiche (incluso un mappamondo ?ou carte reduite des parties connues du globe?), più volte ripieg. - 19 tavv., a doppia pag. o più volte ripieg., che raffigurano "plans et vues" di porti, baie, isole, coste e arcipelaghi - 24 tavv. di vedute, costumi, tipi di imbarcazioni - 11 tavv. di storia naturale (piante, uccelli, molluschi). Relazione del viaggio intorno al mondo, in cui sono trattate anche: astronomia, fisica, chimica, mineralogia, zoologia, botanica e medicina. "Seconda edizione" (la prima è del 1797) di questa importante e celebre opera, che fu tradotta in varie lingue. Cfr. Brunet,III,828 - Graesse,IV,103 - The Hill Collect. of Pacific Voyages,972 per la prima ediz. di ?one of the most important scientific explorations ever undertaken to the Pacific and the West coast of North America?. Con tracce d?uso margin.; la tav. del mappamondo con picc. spacchi; solo un vol. di testo con picc. fori di tarlo su ca. 50 cc., ma certamente un buon esemplare. "Jean - Francois de Galaup, Conte di La Pérouse, navigatore francese (1741 - 1788), ebbe da Luigi XVI il comando di un grande viaggio di circumnavigazione, allo scopo di esplorare le regioni ancora sconosciute del Pacifico. Partito con due navi, su cui erano alcuni scienziati (1785), si portò all'isola di Pasqua, alle Hawaii e quindi lungo le coste dell'Alasca. Nel 1787, toccate le Marianne, Macao e Manila, costeggiò la Manciuria ed esplorò i mari intorno al Giappone settentrionale, spingendosi fino alla Camciatca. Mandò dalla Nuova Olanda le sue ultime notizie in patria e, salpato dalla Baia del Botanico con le due navi, scomparve per sempre (1788). Secondo le tracce scoperte da P. Dillon e da Dumont d'Urville sarebbe naufragato presso l'isola Vanikoro (gruppo S. Croce)". Cosi' Diz. Treccani,VI, p. 691.

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        A Dissertation on Artificial Teeth in General. Exposing the Defects and Injurious Consequences of All Teeth Made of Animal Substances, the Corruptibility and Dangers

      London: A Dulau & Co. G : in Good condition. Disbound with modern green cloth case. 1797. First UK Edition. Disbound. 260mm x 220mm (10" x 9"). 28pp. Complete with the artificial teeth plate and its explanation. .

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        TA., Brückenkopf, "Vue de la Tete de pont de Huningue, avec la cérémonie de la reddition . Prince de Fürstemberg, en .et autre Généraux, .Capitulation . Siége.".

      - altkol. Kupferstich v. Chr. de Mechel n. J.V.G. Juillerat, 1797, 25,7 x 42,6 Herrliches Blatt in einem dezenten Altkolorit und mit dem Charme eines minimal fleckigem, unrestaurierten Battes auf festerem Büttenpapier. Mit getuschter Einfassungslinie und farbfrisch. - Sehr selten.

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        Liberté. Egalité. République Francaise, Une & Indivisible. Proclamation. Anne-Joseph-Hyppolite Malartic. [caption title]

      1797 - 4pp. Single folded sheet. Contemporary manuscript notation at head of first page. Top corner torn away slightly, small dampstain to fore edge. Early imprint from the colonial press at the French colony of Mauritius, also known as the Ile de France. The text deals with the defense of the island, presumably against potential English invasion. The British did contemplate an invasion in 1797 but concluded it would be too difficult and abandoned the idea. Much of the text is devoted to citing the French defense of Quebec in the French and Indian War as an heroic example, making this a most unusual piece of Canadiana. The Dutch were the first Europeans to become interested in the island, taking possession in 1598. After exploiting the island's dense forests for a century and introducing the cultivation of sugar cane and cotton, the Dutch abandoned the colony in 1710. The French soon claimed it as "Ile de France," and the island remained under the control of the French East India Company until 1767. During the long war between France and England at the beginning of the 19th century, Mauritius proved to be an important strategic naval base, and as a result the British took charge of the island in 1810, and the Treaty of Paris confirmed official British possession in 1814. It remained an important sugar producing colony, and in the 20th century agricultural production was expanded to include tea, rice, and other produce. Printing began on Mauritius in 1768. During the French period, until 1810, only about 400 imprints were produced, mostly in the form of official documents and newspapers, though there are also almanacs and a few other items. All are quite rare. No copies located in OCLC; Toussaint locates copies at the Mauritius Archives, Archives Nationales in Paris, and the British Library. Toussaint, A270.

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        LA BIBLIA VULGATA LATINA, PHELIPE SCIO DE S. MIGUEL, BENITO CANO 1797

      Imprenta Benito Cano. 1797 - Madrid. 1797. 20X12. Pasta española y dorados. ExLibris Baró d'Esponellá. 4 vol. Nuevo Testamento conpleto. 598p+416p+622p+268p+CCXCVII, Tablas Cronologicas. Contiene 138 Bellos grabados con mapas incluidos. Muy buen ejemplar. Ref 100 Biblioteca PMI. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Enquirer: Reflections on Education, Manners, and Literature, in a Series of Essays

      London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, 1797. First edition. 8vo. xii, 481, (1) pp. With the half-title and errata leaf. Godwin (1756-1836), "known as the philosophical representative of English radicalism," following his publication of Political Justice in 1793 (DNB), published The Enquirer, the same year his wife Mary Wollstonecraft died following the birth of their daughter Mary (later Mrs. Shelley). Presented here are a "collection of diverse essays in which some of the themes of his Political Justice are analyzed less formally, resulting in some modification of his philosophical position with respect to equality" (Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Goldsmith 16911. Kress B337. Recent brown quarter-morocco and marbled boards, leather label, gilt rules, and raised spine bands. Very good copy in an attractive new binding. (1347)

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        Alphabetum Syro-Chaldaeum una cum Oratione Dominicali Salutatione Angelica et Symbolo Fidei

      Rome: Typis. Sac. Congreg. de Prop. Fide, 1797. First edition. 30 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Recent morocco backed marbled boards, a.e.g. Fine. First edition. 30 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Type specimen printed on the eve of the Napoleonic conquest of Italy, during which "there was an order from the French government for the confiscation of exotic language punches and matrices from the Propaganda to supply the Imprimerie Nationale" (Coakley). Uncommon. Birrell & Garnett 241; Smitskamp 215; Moss 1052; Brunet I, 197; cf. Coakley, pp. 58-9

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        Alphabetum Arabicum una cum Oratione Dominicali, Salutatione Angelica et Symbolo fidei

      Rome: Typis. Sac. Congreg. de Prop. Fide, 1797. 15 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Recent morocco backed marbled boards, a.e.g. Fine. 15 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Not in Birrell & Garnett. Smitskamp PO 216; Brunet I, 197

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        A Complete System of Pleading: Comprehending the Most Approved Precedents and Forms of Practice; Chiefly Consisting of Such As Have Never Before Been Printed [etc.]. Ten Volumes [complete]

      Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row 1797-99, London - Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite worn, some boards detached, occasional staining, generally a clean working set only A work highly praised by Holdsworth, who terms it "a great collection [and] [b]y far the most elaborate book of this kind", in some cases naming the counsel responsible for drafting the pleadings, and providing their accompanying advice or opinion [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Complete System of Pleading: Comprehending the Most Approved Precedents and Forms of Practice; Chiefly Consisting of Such As Have Never Before Been Printed [etc ] Ten Volumes [complete]

      London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row, 1797-99. Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite worn, some boards detached, occasional staining, generally a clean working set only A work highly praised by Holdsworth, who terms it "a great collection [and] [b]y far the most elaborate book of this kind", in some cases naming the counsel responsible for drafting the pleadings, and providing their accompanying advice or opinion

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        Analytische Mechanik aus dem Französischen mit einigen Anmerkungen und erläuternden Zusätzen von Friedrich Wilhelm August Murhard.

      Götingen, Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1797. 4to. Contemp. hcalf. Gilt spine. Titlelabel with gilt lettering. A paperlabel pasted on top of spine. Stamps on title-page. XX,573,(1) pp. Faint browning to a few leaves, otherwise clean and fine.. First German edition of this milestone work in applied mathematics (Mecanique Analitique, 1788) in which Lagrange regarded mechanics as a geometry of four dimensions and here set down the principle of virtual velocities as applied to mechanics. The work can lay claim today to be "one of the outstanding landmarks in the history of both mathematics and mechanics" (Sarton)."This is the first textbook to treat theoretical mechanics in a purely analytic way. Its mathematical importence stems mainly from the application of Lagrange's new formalization of the calculus of variations, and its significance for rational mechanics from the fact that it summarizes, for the first time in a logically coherent way, the conformity the newtonian and continental mechanics of the 18th century on the basis of general variational principles."(Helmut Pulte in "Landmark Writings in Western mathematics 1640-1940).Horblit, 61 ("Discovery of the general equations of motions of any system of bodies"). - Dibner, 112 (French edition)

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        Observations in Defence of a Bill lately brought into Parliament, for erecting the Corporation of Surgeons of London into a college; and for granting and confirming to such college certain rights and privileges: including a Sketch of the History of Surgery in England.

      Printed for J. Johnson. 1797 [4], 105, [1]p. 8vo. From the library of the Society of Apothecaries, with booklabel, circular stamps to titlepage, first page of main text, and final blank. Contemporary mottled calf, neatly rebacked, not recently, gilt crest of the Society on upper board; some rubbing, corners a little worn, a few pencil marks in margins.ESTC T126934, BL, Cambridge, and Wellcome Institute only in the UK; 6 other copies recorded in Europe and America. Chevalier, 1767-1824, surgeon-extraordinary to the Prince of Wales. He was attending physician to and a close friend of William Blake, perhaps introduced to the artist by Blake's wife Mary, with whose father he was well acquainted. He lived in South Audley Street, and was Deacon of Keppell Street Baptist Church where other friends of Blake, notably Linnell, worshipped. (Ref:

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        SPECIMENS OF BRITISH MINERALS, selected from the Cabinet of Philip Rashleigh. PART 1.

      London, printed by W. Bulmer and Co., 1797.FIRST EDITION 1797, PART 1 ONLY, PART 2 PUBLISHED IN 1802. 4to, approximately 290 x 235 mm, 11½ x 9¼ inches, 33 aquatint plates of minerals, mostly hand coloured, with mutiple images showing 194 specimens, several with manuscript plate numbers neatly added in old ink, pages: [4], 56, [2], bound in half calf, green gilt lettered label and gilt rules between raised bands to spine, marbled boards, pale green endpapers, watermark to text pages dated 1794. Spine and boards rubbed, corners worn, one with small repair, pale offset from images to text, page 52 has the number 8 crossed out in ink and number 6 inked in above, occasional small fox spot, a little light crinkling to inner margin of title page and last page, occasional light mark to blank margins, engraved bookplate with one corner torn off to first pastedown, otherwise a very good copy. See: Sotheby's catalogue of The Magnificent Scientific Library of Joseph A. Freilich, page 384, No 451. Philip Rashleigh is famous among mineral collectors for the superb collection of Cornish minerals he assembled, and for the two illustrated volumes he published in 1797 and 1802 describing his collection. The expansion of tin and copper mining during his life time led to Rashleigh's interest in mineralogy. Initially through his own efforts, he amassed a significant mineral collection, but later added to it by exchange and purchase from British and European collectors and dealers. It was, and still remains, unrivalled for its content of Cornish specimens. The upper zones of the rich Cornwall deposits were being exploited when Rashleigh formed the collection and he obtained a tremendous variety of unusual and rare minerals, many of them known only from this region and several only from his specimens. He was ahead of his time in cataloguing the source and locality of the specimens, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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