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        Two Letters Addressed to a Member of the Present Parliament, on the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide Directory of France OFFERED WITH.: A Letter from the Rt. Honourable Edmund Burke to His Grace, the Duke of Portland : on the Conduct of the Minority in Parliament : Containing Fifty-Four Articles of Impeachment Against the Rt. Hon. C. J. Fox

      London : Printed For F. And C. Rivington [1796] And London : Printed For The Editor, And Sold By J. Owen ., 1797 0 - Subjects: France--Foreign relations--Great Britain--Early works to 1800 --Great Britain--Politics and government--1789-1820 --Denunciation of French Revolution From the library of Charles J. MacGarvey with his bookplate. Both disbound as issued and housed in a specially made clam-shell box. Exceptionally well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. 1 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Matching Set of Jedidiah Morse's First Gazetteers: The American Gazetteer . . . Of the American Continent and A New Gazetteer of the Eastern Continent.

      S. Hall and Thomas & Andrews; Samuel Etheridge, Boston 1797 - Nice set of the first editions of Morse's Gazetteers. Both volumes are complete with all maps and in their original leather covers. The American Gazetteer has seven maps (six folding). The Eastern Continent has 17 folding maps (the title page mistakenly calls for 18, but the instruction to the binder specifies only 17, all by title). Sound bindings; front hinge of The American Gazetteer has been neatly mended. Clean pages. All 24 maps are complete but one; the "Map of the Northern Part of the United States" is missing a 1" x 2" rectangle at the bottom of the inside edge (likely removed during binding). Some of the maps in both volumes have minor toning and wear to their edges. The margins of several have been trimmed close to the frame-lines. Both covers have some wear; the original red and gilt spine labels are in good shape. Overall, very nice. Very hard-to-find as a matched set. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. Together with a Relation of the Voyage Undertaken on the Occasion ... to the Yellow Sea, and Gulf of Pekin; as well as of their Return to Europe; With Notices of the Several Places where they Stopped in their Way out and Home; Being the Islands of Madeira, Teneriffe, and St. Jargo; The Port of Rio de Janeiro in South America; the Islands of St. Helena, Tristan d'Acunha, and Amsterdam; The Coast of Java, and Sumatra, the Nanka Isles, Pulo Condore, and Cichin-China. Taken chiefly from the Papers of the Earl of Macartney. 3 vols. London: W. Bulmer and Co. for G. Nicol, 1797. With 2 frontispieces + 1 full plate "Camelia Sesanqua" and 25 textual plates, all copperengraved, in the 2 textvolumes in 4to + 44 engraved plates in the atlas in gran folio. (2)+XXXIV+518; XX+626 pp. Text-volumes bound in nice contemporary full leather with goldprint and gold lines on spines and boards, and inner ornamental goldborder, all edges gilt; Atlas-volume bound in confornal nice contemporary halfleather with goldprint and gold lines on spine and boards. * 1st edition with the often lacking atlas. <br>Sir George Leonard Staunton, 1st Baronet (10 April 1737 - 14 January 1801) was an employee of the East India Company and a botanist. He was born in Cargins, Co Galway, Ireland and educated at the Jesuit College, Toulouse, France (abtaining an MD in 1758) and the School of Medicine in Montpellier, France. He was awarded a DCL by Oxford University in 1790. He initially practised as a physician in the West Indies but switched to law and was made Attorney-General in Grenada in 1779. In 1784, he accompanied his lifelong friend George, Lord McCartney, whom he first met in the West Indies, to Madras to negotiate peace with Tipu Sultan, for which service Staunton was created a baronet of Ireland, of Cargins in the County of Galway on 31 October 1785. He was elected in February 1787 a Fellow of the Royal Society. In 1793, he was named Secretary to the British mission to the Chinese Imperial court. This diplomatic and trade mission would be headed by Lord Macartney. Although the Macartney Embassy returned to London without obtaining any concession from China, the mission could have been termed a success because it brought back detailed observations. Staunton was charged with producing the official account of the expedition after their return. This multi-volume work was taken chiefly from the papers of Lord Macartney and from the papers of Sir Erasmus Gower, who was Commander of the expedition. Sir Joseph Banks, the President of the Royal Society, was responsible for selecting and arranging engraving of the illustrations in this official record. [Wikepedia].<br>The most celebrated and finely illustrated account of the first British embassy to China, which was to lead to the foundation of Hong Kong as a British trading post. It was the failure of this mission to establish direct trade links with China that convinced the British government of the need to set up its own trading post. Staunton, a medical doctor and friend of Dr. Johnson, accompanied McCartney as secretary. To write his account, Staunton had access to McCartney's journal and was assisted by John Barrow. Staunton's account is noteworthy for his detailed description of the journey, his examination of Chinese customs (including the binding of women's feet) and the detailed appendix on Chinese trade with Europe and more specifically Britain. Alexander's plates are of special interest due to their depiction of subjects that very few Europeans had recorded or seen and the indications they gave to the considerable technical, artistic and organizational advancement of the Chinese civilization. The atlas also includes a detailed map of Macao. The work was hugely successful, fifteen editions were issued in seven countries in thirty years.<br>Graesse VI, 488. Brunet V, 525. Cordier, Sinica 2381-83..

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        LOS DIEZ LIBROS DE ARQUITECTURA.

      Ioseph Franganillo, Madrid 1797 - 3 Tomos. enc. en 1 vol. 20'5x14, 4h, 193p, 3h = 2h, 182p, 3h = 2h, 198p, 2h. 6 láms. grab. despl, 2 puntos de polilla en texto que finalizan en la pág. 8 del tomo 2º. Pasta española algo roz. - Segunda edición en castellano. Palau 5195. No colaciona ninguna lámina. Las que aparecen en esta obra se centran en tipos de columnas (Corinthia, Toscana, Dorica, Ionica.) y el texto está en alemán, por lo que suponemos provienen de otra obra. 1797

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        An Enquiry Into the Duties of the Female Sex

      Cadell and Davies, London 1797 - Octavo, 426pp., Gilt lettered and decorated spine. Light foxing on preliminary pages. Thomas Gisborne (1758 - 1846) 'the Elder' (to distinguish him from his son,the MP Thomas Gisborne the Younger) was an Anglican priest and one of the Clapham Sect, who fought for the abolition of the slave trade in England. He was a close friend of Hannah More. He wrote about the role of women, particularly in An Enquiry into the Duties of the Female Sex, (1797), where he argued that women's subordinate nature is innate. Whilst he shared the view that women should not conceal their intellectual abilities,and that parents should never force their daughters into marriage, he commended the traditional feminine virtues and the domestic role for women.Law, politics and government, scholarship, philosophy, navigation and war all "demand the efforts of a mind endued with the powers of close and comprehensive reasoning, and of intense and continued application" and are thus best left to men. The concomitant duties of men are set out in his companion volume, An Enquiry Into the Duties of Men in the Higher and Middle Classes of Society in Great Britain (1794). The master of the house should not attend the savage spectacle of cockpits and boxing matches; nor engage in the ruinous occupations and infamous society of race-courses and gaming tables. Instead, he has a responsibility for the moral health and education of wife and children and should join the family circle in the winter&#146;s evening&#146;s perusal of selected portions of history, poetry or other improving and elegant branch of literature. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 GENIUS AND DISPOSITION OF THE NATIVES OF ARABIA FELIX

      London: W. Glindon, [1797].. [2],vi,232pp. plus frontispiece portrait. Three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt with leather label. Minor toning and foxing. Very good. A rare and little-known narrative,, recounting the author&#39;s exciting travels to India and Africa. The voyage is fraught with trials and travails, as James visited the Malabar coast of India, the island of Madagascar, and southern Arabia between 1781 and 1784; accounts of Arabia by European travellers from this early date are few. This is the first issue; a later issue, with a cancel title, omitted the list of subscribers present here. Rare, with fewer than ten copies of either issue located in ESTC. ESTC T139719.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Accomplished Housekeeper and Universal Cook

      J. Scatcherd, London 1797 - Bound in full calf with gilt & black title plate to spine. Illustrated with 12 plates & folding frontispiece. Rebacked, usual wear to outer corners & edges. Text clean, pages show some intermittent foxing; light browning to outer page edges. Bookseller plate to front pastedown; staining to outer pastedown edges front & back. Small tear to middle of first free endpage. Library blindstamp to lower outside corner of first page. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il genaral Colli in Roma. Pantomimo eseguito dal Cittadino Le Fevre in Milano V.R.F.

      1797 - (Milano, 1797). Questo pantomimo che annunzia il regno della ragione, non è un'invenzione semplicemente ingegnosa, ma il risultato di quei fatti e di quei caratteri che formano la storia più interessante degli ultimi tempi di Roma. . Possa questo primo lamp della verità incenerir l'impostura ed il fanatismo, e far trionfar la religione e la pace! In 8vo; cartina coeva; pp. 12 non numerate. Con l'elenco dei personaggi ed attori. Raro. Axs [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PAOLO BONGIORNO]
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        A Practical View of the prevailing religious system of professed Christians in the higher and middle classes in this country, contrasted with real Christianity.

      T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, London 1797 - 8vo. Pp, (ii), 491, (15, index). Full calf, contrasting label. Binding rubbed and marked with tie marks to all edges and spine. Very clean internally. A firm, tight copy without structural defect. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        De Phratriis primis Graecorum politicis societatibus commentarius in qui inscriptiones phratriacae neapolitanae illustrantur item De Urbis Neapolis regione Herculanensium.

      Ex Typographia Simoniana,, Neapoli, 1797 - In-4°, pp. (2), X, 276, legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con titolo in oro su tassello al dorso. Tagli a spruzzo. Vignetta incisa al frontespizio. Sparsi forellini marginali di tarlo, alcune lievi gore e fioriture all'interno. Alcuni aloni alla pergamena. Ottimo esemplare nel complesso. Edizione originale ed unica, rara. L'Ignarra (Portici, 1728-Napoli, 1807), sacerdote e teologo, fu studioso di storia antica ed epigrafista. Brunet, Table, 10660. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [K 621, 19] Gesaenge beim Clavier von W.A. Mozart No. [handschr.:] 17

      . Mannheim : Götz, PN 557, [1797]. - Klavierauszug 9 S. + Instrumentalstimmen (Vl1-2, Vla, Basso, Fl, Ob1-2, Fagotti, Corno1-2. Quer-4to. Gestochen. Titel lose, leicht fleckig und mit kl. Aufkleber.. Kopftitel: Nr. 14. Aria [Deh per questo is tante solo...]. Mit dekorativem Titel. RISM M 5166. Seltener Stimmensatz.

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        Poems

      London: Privately Printed, 1797. First. hardcover. very good(+). Copper engraved vignette on title page. Viii, [2], 117pp, slim small 8vo, 3/4 tan calf, brown leather spine label, marbled boards, (lightly rubbed), t.e.g. London: Printed for the author, 1797. First Edition. Scarce. Very good (+). ...these poems from which it appears that 500 copies were printed, the major part of which were destroyed. `My only consolation is, (says the author) that the volume is exceedingly rare.&#39;" Lowndes I, 642.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Fr. Akrel n. Gustav Klint, "Karta öfver Nord Sjön, .. 1797".

      . dat. 1797, 95,5 x 61 (H). Tooley, Dictionary of Mapmakers, Bd. 3, S. 41 - Gustav Klint ( 1771 - 1840 ), Hydrograph in Stockholm. Er war Hrsg. des Sveriges Sjö Atlas ( 1795 - 1820! ). - Seltene Karte! - Oben links die Tietlkartusche, unten rechts Anmerkungen in schwedischer Sprache, mittig eine Windrose. Die Karte zeigt die Nordsee.

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        Broadside. Begins: Miguel la Grua y Talamanca y Branciforte ... Con fecha en San Lorenzo á 29 de Noviembre de ano proximo pasado se ha servido S. M. ... expedir la real cédula del tenor siguiente

      [Mexico City: No publisher/printer], 1797.

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        The Works In Nine Volumes, Complete. With Notes & Illustrations by Joseph Warton, D.D. & Others.

      London: Printed for B. Law , et al 1797 - First Warton edition. 9 volumes, 8vo 8 7/8" x 5 3/4", original full tree calf, gilt roll-tooled borders, gilt panelled backs, marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece portrait, January 1, 1797 after Richardson. Sepia lithograph full length portrait after Hoare called ".the only portrait that was ever drawn of Mr. Pope at full length. This drawing is therefore exceedingly valuable, as it is an Unique of the Celebrated Poet." Rubbed & worn at corners & extremities. Joints cracked, some boards loose. Backstrips worn with some loss. Contents crisp with occasional foxing & some age toning. Engraved heraldic bookplate of W. Ward D.D. & signed Rev. W. Ward on upper margin of title sheets. H5607 Photos available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Remarks on the Arabian Night's Entertainments; in Which the Origin of Sindbad's Voyages and Other Oriental Fictions, is Particularly Considered

      Printed for T. Cadell, Junoir, and W. Davies, London 1797 - Collation, iv,258pp, 1pp errata. Bound in full calf. Professionally rebacked, retaining the original boards, raised bands, leather title label. Boards rubbed on edges, with minor wear loss on corners. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, early inscription on endpaper, title page lightly dust or dirt marked. Pages in good condition throughout. A very nice copy, in a good solid attarctive binding. A70 Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Poems. 1st ed.

      Printed for the Author, London, 1797, - DIBDIN, T[homas] F[rognall]. Poems. London : Printed for the Author. Sold by Booker, Bond Street, Murray & Co., Fleet Street, and J. Bliss, Oxford, 1797. First Edition of the Author's First Book. Pp (2),[iii]-viii,(2),[1]-117,(3). 8vo, rebound in modern quarter calf, gilt lettering to spine, grey boards, edges untrimmed. Two paper labels to front pastedown, previous owner's name to ffep and short note dated 1846 to rfep, some light foxing to title-page with short tears and creasing to edges of title-page, else a very good copy in new binding. 2,000.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Select Specimens of British Plants

      printed by W. Bulmer & Co. and sold by G. Nicol, London 1797 - Original paper-backed marbled paper-covered boards, the upper cover with original small format letterpress title label pasted on at the centre original boards A fine unsophisticated copy of the first part of this rare and beautiful illustrated botanical work. The spectacular plates are the chief glory of this work: they are from the drawings of the talented sisters Charlotte and Juliana Strickland, daughters of Sir George Strickland Bt. of Boynton, Yorkshire. From the early 1800s they lived at Apperley Court, Gloucestershire (the home of their brother Henry Eustachius Strickland). As the preface to the present work makes clear, their cousin (and brother-in-law) Strickland Freeman was keen to see their work published, but felt that the engravers and colourists of the day would not be able to do justice to the very fine originals. The publication of Bauer's Delineations of exotick plants . at Kew in 1796 apparently changed Freeman's mind, and at his own expense he set out to publish (and edit, with the help of Dr. George Shaw) what became the present work. Only two parts with 10 plates ever appeared, but the quality of the plates was recognised and Sir J.E. Smith refers to "those exquisite elaborate plates . said to be the performances of two ladies, who certainly rank as artists in the first line." The book, complete or incomplete, is very rare. There are only two copies on Copac: the British Library (complete) and Natural History Museum (part 1 only, as here). OCLC adds the Fisher Library in Toronto, and the BSB in Munich, but it is not clear if these last two are complete. Only two complete and two incomplete copies are listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty five years. Cf. BM (NH) II, p.616; cf. Henrey III, 722; cf. Nissen BBI 1904; cf. Pritzel 3037. (22 1/2 x 17 inches). Uncut. 5 plates printed in colours and finished by hand, engraved by William Skelton after drawings by Juliana Strickland (3) and Charlotte Strickland (2). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuel du naturaliste. Ouvrage utile aux voyageurs et à ceux qui visitent les cabinets d'histoire naturelle et de curiosités.

      Chez Rémont 1797 - - Chez Rémont, A Paris 1797 An V, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in-8 (12x20cm), relié. - Mention de seconde édition mais en réalité troisième, augmentée de trois volumes et de 8 planches de constellations, rare ; la première était parue en 1770 en un seul volume, un second volume fut ajouté en 1771. Reliure en pleine basane porphyre d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 4 fers et de roulettes en queue et t^te. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Roulettes d'encadarement sur les plats. Dos uniformément et légèrement éclaircis. Un manque au premier caisson du tome I. Bon exemplaire. Sous la forme d'un dictionnaire alphabétique, l'ouvrage recense l'ensemble des connaissances en histoire naturelle de l'époque (minéralogie, botanique, zoologie, entomologie, astronomie.). Pour chaque article, l'auteur relève un aspect curieux ou remarquable (vertus médicales, étrangetés, caractéristiques, etc.). Plusieurs tables utiles in fine. Précieux. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1800 Bible KJV - Isaiah Thomas - Worcester

      - United States of Columbia Bible. Early issue of Thomas's famous duodecimo "Standing Edition," following the first of 1797. Originated as :Common School Bible." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Private memoirs : relative to the last year of the reign of Lewis the Sixteenth, late King of France. By Ant. Fr. Bertrand de Moleville, Minister of State at that Time. Translated from the original manuscript of the author, which has.: .which has never been published. With five portraits, from Original Pictures, of the Royal Family of France. In three volumes

      London : printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies (successors to Mr. Cadell) in the Strand 1797 - Physical description; 3v.,plates : ports. Subjects; Louis XVI, King of France, 1754-1793 - Early works to 1800. France - History - Revolution, 1789-1799. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, T71148. Extracted from the me. which formed the basis of the author's "Annals of the French revolution", pub. London, 1800-02. cf. Preliminary note to the Annals, v. 1. v. 5. Translated and arranged by R. C. Dallas. French version published simultaneously, by the same publishers. cf. Tourneaux, Bibl. de l'hist. de l'aris pendant ia revolution francaise, t. I, p. 68. Very good copies all in the original, full tree calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the title blocked direct in gilt; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 3 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage à la Rivière de Sierra-Leone, sur la Cote d'Afrique, contenant une relation du Commerce, des Productions, des Coutumes, tout Civiles que Religieuses, et des Moeurs.

      A Paris: De l'Imprimerie de Hautbout l'Ainé, L'An V (1797). - Small octavo. [iv], 182, [ii]pp. []2, A6-O6, P8. With the half-title present. Modern quarter calf, retaining original marbled boards. With a frontispiece depicting the Sierra-Leone river as seen from St-George mountain. Translated into French by Nicolas François de Bellart. Bound with: St. Pierre, G. B. E. de, La Capanna Indiana.

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        Pasigraphie.Anfangsgründe der neuen Kunst-Wissenschaft, in einer Sprache alles so zu schreiben und zu drucken, dass es in jeder andern ohne Ubersetzung gelesen und verstanden werden kann

      Bureau der Pasigraphie, Paris 1797 - 19th century calf backed marbled boards, spine split and the boards held only by added endpapers. Original endpapers browned, some pages a little rumpled, slight dampstain in the gutter in one section, but mostly quite clean internally. Two volumes in one. 76pp; 62pp.The scarcer German edition, published simultaneously with the French, of Maimieux's famous attempt to construct a written universal language. It was briefly taught in schools through France and Germany and Napoleon was a fan. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Language & Linguistics; Inventory No: 045185. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A new state law including provisions that highways not located within towns ?shall be made passable & convenient for travelling, & kept in good repair? by the owners of that land and that it is ?the duty of Surveyors of the Highways when the same are blocked up or incumbered with Snow, forthwith to cause so much thereof to be removed or trod down, as will render the roads passable??

      Broadside Signed ?Samuel Adams? IN TYPE as Governor of Massachusetts, 1p, 13.5? x 17?. Boston, February 28, 1797. Titled ?An Act, in addition to the several Acts now in force, respecting Highways.? Printed Boston: Young and Minns, State printers. Evans 32445 Ford, 2824. Folds, stains, tears at perimeter, holes affecting a few words. Good condition.In part, ?Sect. 2. And be it further Enacted, that all highways laid out, or hereafter to be laid out, through any Tracts of land in the Commonwealth not comprehended within the bounds of any incorporated Town or Plantation aforesaid, shall be made passable & convenient for travelling, & kept in good repair by the Owners or Proprietors of the said Tract of Land, Township, or Plantation; unless in the judgment of the Court of General Sessions of the Peace for the County in which such lands lie, it may be deemed unreasonable; in which case the same shall be done at the expence of the County, or partly at the expence of the County & partly at the expe

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        Curia Philipica, Primero, y Segundo Tomo

      Madrid: En la Oficina de Ramon Ruiz, 1797. Nueva Impresion. Full leather binding, 12 x 8 ½ inches. Gilt ruling and red leather title label to spine. Marbled endpapers. Minor worming. Extensive contemporary manuscript annotation in ink to margins of numerous pages. Hevia Bolanos (c.1570-1623) was a Spanish jurist who later moved to Lima, Peru, where he first published this important work on Spanish law in 1602.

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        VOYAGE DE LA PEROUSE AUTOUR DU MONDE

      Paris: de l&#39;Imprimerie de la Republique, 1797.. Four large quarto text volumes plus folio atlas. Text volumes: [4],lxxii,346,[1]; [4],398,[1]; [4],422,[1]; [4],309pp plus engraved portrait frontispiece in volume one. Atlas: Engraved title plus sixty-nine maps and plates (many folding). 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&#39;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. HILL, p.174. HOWES L93, "b." STREETER SALE 3493. WAGNER NORTHWEST COAST 837-848, pp.199- 201. SABIN 38960. ZAMORANO 80, 49. COWAN, p.383. LADA-MOCARSKI 52. FERGUSON 251. FORBES HAWAII 272.

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        A TREATISE ON THE ART OF PAINTING. And the composition of Colours, containing instructions for all the various processes of painting. Together with observations upon the qualities and ingredients of Colours. Translated from the French

      Published and Sold by the Author. New Bond Street. London. Printed by T. Baylis. London. 1797. FIRST EDITION. 8vo.(7.4 x 5.3 inches). Title,vi,242pp. A clean, wide-margin, untrimmed copy in original publishers grey paper covered boards. Neatly and professionally re-backed(retaining the blank leaves), probably late 19th or early 20th century, with pale green cloth and a printed paper label. The boards are a bit rubbed and bumped to edges but overall this is a crisp, clean copy in very good condition. ----- A scarce title that attracted great criticism on publication. De Massoul, who was born in France but lived and worked in London running his artist supply and paint shop in Bond Street, was accused in a review of his book, published in the Monthly Review, of plagiarising other works and disguising this by claiming the book to be a translation. In fact there is no record of a French edition. ----- Even knowing that it is a synthetic work, it is still interesting and instructive to consider both the information that de Massoul included in his book and its presentation. The book contains separate sections about different aspects of painting such as aesthetics technique, the work of famous painters, and details of colours, including the composition of colouring materials and colours, and various suggestions for their use. Its format creates a sense of cohesion and deliberation that is not found in other compilations while providing a context to the standard elements of a painting manual. De Massoul begins by drawing familiar analogies between painting and poetry; claiming both are distillations of ideas that express the facts of history and inventions of the imagination. He continues with the extremely practical declaration that learning to paint will increase appreciation of all painting, and describes different popular or famous painting practices and gives details on the composition of colours themselves. The inclusion of a glossary of terms may have given readers who were novice artists the confidence to discuss the aesthetics and expectations of various different painting techniques. He includes clear descriptions of painting in enamel (the most solid and durable but also the most difficult), mosaic, fresco, gouache, miniature, watercolour, pastel, and crayon. There are ten pages devoted to specifics of colour, including recipes for colourmaking.

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        TABLEAU DE L'ESPAGNE MODERNE

      - Tableau de l'Espagne moderne.- París, Chez l'auteur, Du Pont, Devaux et Regnault, 1797; tres tomos en 4º menor holandesa moderna, 1º. VIII-383 pp. Mapa de España plegado, plano de Madrid y 4 láminas (2 plegadas.) 2º. 1 h. - 390 pp. 2 láminas plegadas con 12 viñetas de tema taurino. 3º. 1 h. - 362 pp. - 1 h. 4 láminas plegadas. Segunda edición. Palau nº 34056. Buen ejemplar completo.

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        Campagne du général Buonaparte en Italie pendant les années IVe et Ve de la République française. Par un officier général.

      Paris, Plassan et Bernard, l'an V-1797, - in-8, 373 pp., carte dépliante, bradel cartonnage papier rose (reliure de l'époque). Exemplaire défraîchi. Dos passé, coupes et coins usés, manque de papier au dos. Qqs mouillures. Ex-libris Baron Paulin-Ruelle. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A View of the Causes and Consequences of the American Revolution; in Thirteen Discourses, Preached in North America Between the Years 1763 and 1775;

      London: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1797. First edition. three-quarter brown morocco over marbled boards, burgundy gilt lettered morocco spine label, printed paper spine label. Covers with some rubbing and slight wear, bookplate front pastedown, verso of title page with rubber stamp, else fine. Royal octavo. Boucher (1738- 1804) came to Virginia in 1754 as a private tutor in a family. The stepson of George Washington was one of his charges and he became a life long friend and intimate of John Parke-Custis. Boucher returned to England and was ordained bishop of London in 1762 in order to be able to become a vicar in Virginia. He then immediately sailed for America and remained there until 1775 as rector of various Virginia and Maryland parishes. Boucher was opposed to any civil unrest and preached against any kind of opposition to the Crown from his pulpit. He was an ardent Tory and believed firmly that protest against government wrongs should be carried out within the law. He believed the 1765 Stamp Act to be â??oppressive, impolitic and illegalâ?. During his residence in Maryland he vigorously opposed the vestry act, by which the powers and emoluments of the Maryland pastors were greatly diminished. When the discord between the colonists and the government escalated he felt much sympathy for the former but his opposition to any form of illegal obstruction tot he Stamp Act and other measures, caused a rift between him and his parish. With George Washington forced to make a hard choice between protecting his argumentative friend and showing loyalty to the colonists' cause, in the autumn of 1775 Boucher returned to England with his wife, Eleanor Addison of Oxon Hill, Maryland, where his loyalism was rewarded by a government pension. He was an accomplished writer, including A View of the Causes ... [Howes B641. Sabin 6839].

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        Captain Cook&#39;s Three Voyages to the Pacific Ocean: Volume II

      Boston: Manning and Loring for Thomas & Andrews and D. West. 1797. Volume two only. Contains four plates. Full brown leather with title on the spine. Good only with leather worn, creases in spine, loss to the spine ends, joints cracked, pages are browned and foxed. .

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        A History of Inventions and Discoveries. Translated from the German by William Johnston

      London: J. Bell, 1797.. Three volumes. First English translation. 19th century tan full calf, spines with raised bands, twin gilt lettered dark green labels, gilt decoration to the other panels, the later armorial bookplate of William Allan Smith-Masters to the front pastedown of volume I. Neat restoration to a few of the spine labels, an attractive set. Johann Beckmann taught and wrote widely on the subjects of natural history and science, he was famously attributed with the coining of the term "technology". This is his most notable work, an almost encyclopaedic collection of articles on various trades, natural products and inventions covering an extensive list of subjects to include everything from the "chemical names of metals" to tulips. The first English translation appeared before Beckmann had completed the fourth and final volume, the first English edition of which appeared 17 years later.

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        Documenta e variis veteris testamenti historiis, 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 amica cohortatio.Opus omnibus fidelibus et parentibus institutioribus ac juventuti comprimis utile

      PETER JOSEPH HANICQ, Malines 1797 - 209 pp, édition originiale (?) de cette adaptation de l'histoire biblique en 548 vers ( 8 lignes par vers) pour l'instruction de jeunes lecteurs. Le texte, imprimé sur 3 colonnes (latin, français, néerlandais), compte 209 vers pour l'Ancien testament, 321 vers pour le Nouveau testament et 28 vers de conseils éthiques fournis par l'auteur. Le théologien Charles-Antoine Van Beughem (1744-1820) était directeur d'école et secrétaire au diocèse de Tournai. # NBG V-858/859; # Devolder, J.- Algemene bibliografie van publicaties uitgegeven in de Zuidelijke Nederlanden, I, n° 3360. Biobibdata , LIJST VAN EDITIES, GEDRUKT IN BELGIË IN DE 18de EEUW 1776-1800, n° 460 1 vol volumes. Reliure de l'époque : plein-cuir, dos lisse , nerfs et titre doré

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        A View of Battersea Bridge

      Anty Molteno Printseller to her R.H the Duchess of York. 1797. - Original aquatint. Original colour. Size: 36.5 x 31 cm. (14½ x 12 inches). Mounted size: 43.5 x 39.7 cm Very fine condition Views of Cheyne Walk, Chelsea Old Church and the bridge linking Battersea and Chelsea built after an Act of Parliament in 1766. Designed by Henry Holland the bridge was composed of 19 narrow wooden spans. It replaced a ferry service and was opened in November 1771. Regular traffic first moved across the bridge in 1772 and by 1795 some of the wooden spans were replaced by iron girder sections. This very scarce view dates from this period and shows a bridge that remained in service intil 1883.

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        Picturesque Views on the River Wye From its Source at Plinlimmon Hill, to its Junction with the Severn below Chepstow; With Observations on the Public Buildings, and other works of Art, in its vicinity

      London R. Faulder 1797 - Quarto, Large Paper Edition. Bound in period marbled boards, edges untrimmed, spine neatly re-backed using plain paper in period style with printed label. The text is complete, meeting collation: xii, 159, [1]pp, with halftitle, frontispiece map, portrait plate and 28 of the 30 sepia aquatint plates present. Lacking 2 plates: pp. 129 St Briaval's; and pp. 146 Chepstow Castle and Bridge. The binding is holding firmly and is in good condition, with some general wear to surface / extremities from handling, corners bumped / abraded. Contents are holding firmly and in very good condition, with just occasional scattered spots or handling marks, a few creased corners, extreme edges a little nicked / browned at points and with a few water stains to margins of the final four leaves, otherwise a nice copy. Replacement plain end papers, recto of final leaf and lower end paper with small brownish stain toward base. Sadly this copy lacks to plates, but on the plus side it is the scarcer Large Paper Edition. 28 Sepia Aquatint plates (of 30). Ireland, printmaker and writer, had pursued a parallel career as a draughtsman and engraver. He was awarded a medal by the Society of Arts in 1760 and exhibited a drawing at the society's exhibition in 1765. In 1768 he became an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Arts, and in 1784 he exhibited there a view of Oxford. During the 1780s he etched many plates after William Hogarth and others and produced a number of portraits and architectural views. Ireland was one of the victims of the notorious Shakespeare hoax in 1796 (later shown to be the work of his son, William) but was rather unfairly blamed for this himself. His credibility with the public suffered as a result and it is said that this was reflected in very low sales of his Views on the Wye when it was published the following year, leading to the comparative rarity of the first edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gli Stati Uniti Dell\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' America Delineati. Fulle ultime Offervazioni Primo Foglio che comprende inoltre Parte del Canada.

      Rome 1797 - This map is based on the important Mitchell map of North America. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"What is new is the addition of the western and northern boundries of the United States. The US Canadian boarder being essentially as it is today\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" (Portinaro and Knirsch pg 294), Size : 345x480 (mm), 13.625x18.875 (Inches), Hand Colored, 0

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        Plan de la baie de MONTEREY Situee dans la Californie Settentrionale

      Paris., 1797. Size: 330 x 485 mm. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Fine condition, good margins. A crisp clear map of the Bay of Monterey on California. Relief shown by hachures - &#39;Montagnes de St.Lucie&#39; and a few other features are shown- &#39;Dunes de Sable&#39;, but the map was drawn before any town existed on the bay. The only habitation marked is the Mission de St. Charles at Carmel. North to the left of map. This map is from the Voyages of La Perouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Published &#39;Atlas du Voyage de la Perouse&#39; No.34.

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        COSTUME DES HABITANS DU PORT DES FRANÇAIS, SUR LA CÔTE DU NORD-OUEST DE L&#39;AMÉRIQUE

      Paris., 1797. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Very good condition. slight browing around edges but not effecting image Size: 40 x 25.5 cm. (15½ x 10 inches) Scene showing inhabitants of Lituya Bay, Alaska in native costume. From the Voyages of La Perouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse.

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        Femme du Port des Francais.

      Paris. 1797 - Size: 400 x 255 mm. Very good condition. Slight browing around edges but not effecting image. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Scene showing local woman from Alaska. From the Voyages of La Pérouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse.

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        Vue d'un éstablissment des habitans du port des francais pour la saison de la peche.

      Paris. 1797 - Size: 400 x 255 mm. Very good condition. slight browing around edges but not effecting image. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Scene showing inhabitants of Lituya Bay, Alaska in fishing season. From the Voyages of La Perouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse.

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        Costumes des habitans de la baie de Langle.

      Paris. 1797 - Size: 400 x 255 mm. Very good condition. slight browing around edges but not effecting image. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. From the Voyages of La Perouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse.

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        Autograph letter signed

      Philadelphia 1797 - Devèze, Jean (1753-1826?). Autograph letter signed, in French, to Theodore Charles Mozard (1755-1810). Philadelphia, 2 pluviose, an 5 (January 24, 1797). 1 page plus integral address leaf. 230 x 188 mm. Portion of letter (approx. 40 x 80 mm.) torn away from left margin when opened, affecting 4 lines of text, smaller portion of address leaf torn away when seal was broken, not affecting text. Very good otherwise.Rare autograph letter from French émigré physician Jean Devèze, best known for his feud with Benjamin Rush over the treatment of yellow fever during Philadelphia epidemic of 1793, to Theodore Charles Mozard, regarding the latter's admission to the American Philosophical Society. Devèze was then chief physician of a French military hospital established in Philadelphia; he had been admitted to the American Philosophical Society the year before. His letter can be translated in part as follows:"It is with great pleasure, my dear son and confrere, that I announce to you that you were elected a member of this city's Philosophical Society yesterday evening. An unfortunate quarrel between me and another over a member's right to propose candidates forced me to observe formalities and delayed your admission until this moment. You should not doubt my pleasure in being a member of the same society as yourself . . . [I beg you] to send me your baptismal name . . . so that I can expedite your diploma, which I will send you as soon as I have it in hand . . . "Devèze had arrived in Philadelphia from Santo Domingo (now Hispaniola) in the summer of 1793, during the yellow fever epidemic that was then devastating the city. Because of his extensive experience with the disease on Santo Domingo, he was immediately appointed head of Bush Hill, a yellow fever hospital in Philadelphia, where he treated patients by keeping them comfortable and clean and administering quinine and stimulants. Devèze's conservative treatment regimen contrasted sharply with that of Benjamin Rush, who advocated extensive bloodletting to combat the disease. Both Devèze and Rush published accounts of the yellow fever epidemic in 1794, but Devèze's went largely ignored for sixty years, until brought to light in La Roche's Yellow Fever Considered in its Historical, Pathological and Therapeutical Relations (1855).Devèze's correspondent Mozard was Consul of the French Republic at Boston. Unlike Devèze, who ended up settling in the United States (where his descendants changed their name to Dewees), Mozard left the country in 1798 after having his consulship revoked by President John Adams. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Les Amours de Psyché et de Cupidon.

      SAUGRAIN ET DIDOT, PARIS 1797 - Illustrations de MOREAU LE JEUNE. Paris, Saugrain et Didot, 1797, 2 volumes in-12, basane maroquinée rouge, plats encadrés d'une guirlande dorée, papier vélin, entête non rognée, 221 et 284 pp. La Fontaine réécrit cette grande histoire d'amour mythologique d'après la version du célèbre conteur antique Apulée. Exécutées par MOREAU LE JEUNE, de charmantes gravures hors-texte pleines de finesse l'accompagnent. Mouillures aux coins inférieur droit des pages du 1er volume, légers frottements aux reliures, légères piqûres internes. Livres

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