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        Opera Omnia Denvo Correcta et Aucta Recensente Faustino Arevalo ? Auctoritate et impensa Francisci Lorenzanae S.R.E. Presbyt. Cardinal. Archiep. Tolet. Hispaniar. Primatis et Generalis Inqvisitoris.

      Antonii Fulgonii - Romae, Anno MDCCXCVII (1797) - MDCCCIII (1803), Typis Antonii Fvlgonii. 7 volumes in-4, reliures plein vélin d'époque, titre en lettres dorées + ornementations dorées, au dos et sur les plats. Complet ainsi. S. Isidori, Isidore de Séville (environ 560 - 636), a contribué à convertir les Wisigoths au christianisme de l'époque. Dans un ouvrage célèbre, Eymologiae, qui occupe dans cette édition les volumes III et IV, Saint Isidore développe entre autres une théorie qui rend compte de l'explication des mots par une approche jouant sur une approximation phonétique . ce qui lui vaudra des siècles plus tard d'être nommé le "saint patron des informaticiens .". Quelques illustrations étonnantes dans notre édition de St Isidore : toujours dans"Etymologiae" il y a par exemples 2 planches illustrées d'instruments de tortures, une autre dédiée aux différentes figures géométriques, une autre décrivant une sorte d'arbre généalogique. Enfin, exemplaire bien complet du portrait gravé de Franciscus Antonius de Lorenzana, pleine page, en frontispice . Collection fort rare et en très bon état.

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        The Bloody Buoy, thrown out as a warning to the political pilots of all nations

      Or a faithful relation of a multitude of acts of horrid barbarity, such as the eye never witnessed, the tongue never expressed, or the imagination conceived, until the commencement of the French Revolution. To which is added, an instructive essay, tracing these dreadful effects to their real causes. By Peter Porcupine. Third edition, with additional facts, and a Preface addressed to the people of Great Britain."A lurid account of atrocities alleged to have been committed by the revolutionaries in France: it repeats the most grisly stories of the French émigrés. ...... The Bloody Buoy was one of the most successful of Cobbett's publications". [Pearl p.30].[bound with],The life and adventures of Peter Porcupine, with a full and fair account of all his authoring transactions; being a sure and infallible guide for all enterprising young men who wish to make a fortune by writing pamphlets. By Peter Porcupine himself. Philadelphia: printed for, and sold by, William Cobbett. London reprinted, and sold by J. Wright. 1797.12mo., (2) + ix + (1) + 58pp., including the half-title. A very good copy.The first English edition. Pearl 17."By the middle of 1796 Cobbett had made himself one of the most talked-of men in American politics. He was widely thought (at least among the Democrats) to be an agent in the pay of the British Government (a charge which has been finally disproved by Cole's Letters from William Cobbett to Edward Thornton, 1937), and his quarrel with Bradford, his publisher, was held to show his general lack of integrity. To answer these and similar attacks Peter Porcupine decided to write this autobiography. For the first time a wonderfully sympathetic figure, risen from a ploughboy to a great journalist, appeared before his readers. Cobbett cleared himself sensationally, but he also showed, if only momentarily at this stage, that he could write with great human dignity and kindliness. The Life, first published in August 1796, is the chief source for details of his early career, and tendentiously selected extracts from it were often used to confound his Radical supporters in later years." [Pearl p.33]12mo., (2) + xvi + 259 + (1)pp., two leaves of the prelims. bound out of order, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked with gilt lines and label, some wear to marbled paper sides but still a sound and very good copy., 1797. Pearl 14.. Or a faithful relation of a multitude of acts of horrid barbarity, such as the eye never witnessed, the tongue never expressed, or the imagination conceived, until the commencement of the French Revolution. To which is added, an instructive essay, tracing these dreadful effects to their real causes. By Peter Porcupine. Third edition, with additional facts, and a Preface addressed to the people of Great Britain. "A lurid account of atrocities alleged to have been committed by the revolutionaries in France: it repeats the most grisly stories of the French émigrés. ...... The Bloody Buoy was one of the most successful of Cobbett's publications". [Pearl p.30].[bound with],The life and adventures of Peter Porcupine, with a full and fair account of all his authoring transactions; being a sure and infallible guide for all enterprising young men who wish to make a fortune by writing pamphlets. By Peter Porcupine himself. Philadelphia: printed for, and sold by, William Cobbett. London reprinted, and sold by J. Wright. 1797.12mo., (2) + ix + (1) + 58pp., including the half-title. A very good copy.The first English edition. Pearl 17."By the middle of 1796 Cobbett had made himself one of the most talked-of men in American politics. He was widely thought (at least among the Democrats) to be an agent in the pay of the British Government (a charge which has been finally disproved by Cole's Letters from William Cobbett to Edward Thornton, 1937), and his quarrel with Bradford, his publisher, was held to show his general lack of integrity. To answer these and similar attacks Peter Porcupine decided to write this autobiography. For the first time a wonderfully sympathetic figure, risen from a ploughboy to a great journalist, appeared before his readers. Cobbett cleared himself sensationally, but he also showed, if only momentarily at this stage, that he could write with great human dignity and kindliness. The Life, first published in August 1796, is the chief source for details of his early career, and tendentiously selected extracts from it were often used to confound his Radical supporters in later years." [Pearl p.33] 12mo., (2) + xvi + 259 + (1)pp., two leaves of the prelims. bound out of order, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked with gilt lines and label, some wear to marbled paper sides but still a sound and very good copy.

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        Italienische Landschaft mit Gutshaus.

      . Aquarell über Bleistift, auf Velin, links unten signiert "Blaschnik", rechts unten undeutlich bezeichnet "Covigliajo...". 14,5:20,3 cm. Feines bildhaft ausgeführtes Aquarell!. Nach einer Ausbildung in Wien und München ging Blaschnik durch Gemälde C. Rottmanns (1797-1850) angeregt nach Rom, das er über Zwischenstationen in Venedig und Florenz im Oktober 1853 erreichte. Er blieb dort bis 1880. Während dieses Romaufenthaltes unternahm er Reisen nach Neapel und Capri und sandte von dort aus Zeichnungen an die Leipziger Illustrierte Zeitung zur Reproduktion. Auch zeichnete er 1857/58 eine Reihe italienischer Ansichten für das Reisealbum der Kaiserin von Russland. Eine Bestimmung der gezeigten Landschaft ist uns nicht gelungen. Wir vermuten, daß Blaschnik den Ortsnamen nicht korrekt geschrieben hat.

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        L'Indri. Sonnerat. Indri Niger. Lacepede

      Paris.. 1797-1800.. Color intaglio print with added handcolor, image approximately 14 1/2 x 9 inches on sheet size 20 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Light scattered foxing, faint toning to edges; otherwise very good condition. An exquisitely detailed image of a lemur. Marked at top right Plate 1, from Histoire Naturelle des Singes et des Makis by Jean Baptiste Audebert, published between 1797-1800. This was Audebert's first individually issued publication, and he lavished attention on the plates which were printed with a color printing method he apparently devised, incorporating stipple engraving. S. Peter Dance notes in "The Art of Natural History" that "zoological art in France [had at this time] an overall uniformity and distinction that was not equalled elsewhere." .

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        The Complete Angler, or Contemplative Man's Recreation.With the Lives of the Authors, and Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory

      Printed for F. and C. Rivington ?, London 1797 - Thackeray's Copy With small blindstamp cipher of the initials of William Makepeace Thackeray at head of title-page and with note on flyleaf "Fedk. Lawrence Temple Bought at W.M. Thackeray's sale by Walter Bookseller, Fleet Street March 31 1864.". Contemporary speckled calf, new period spine, endsheets renewed. Very good. A nice tall copy with interesting provenance Illustrated with 3 plates of fishing tackle, 2 plates of music, 3 woodcuts in text. lxxvi, 264, xxxii, 112, [10] pp. 1 vols. 8vo

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        The Complete Angler, or Contemplative Man's Recreation...With the Lives of the Authors, and Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory

      London: Printed for F. and C. Rivington ?, 1797. Seventh (titled Sixth) Hawkins edition. Illustrated with 3 plates of fishing tackle, 2 plates of music, 3 woodcuts in text. lxxvi, 264, xxxii, 112, [10] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary speckled calf, new period spine, endsheets renewed. Very good. A nice tall copy with interesting provenance. Thackeray's Copy With small blindstamp cipher of the initials of William Makepeace Thackeray at head of title-page and with note on flyleaf "Fedk. Lawrence Temple Bought at W.M. Thackeray's sale by Walter Bookseller, Fleet Street March 31 1864.".

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        Die Gespenster (Band 1-4) [und] Neue Gespenster (Band 1-2) - Kurze Erzählungen aus dem Reiche der Wahrheit - zus. sechs Bände, so vollständig.,

      Berlin, Friedrich Maurer,, 1797, 1798, 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802. - XXIV, 400; XXII, 401; LXXII, 351; VIII, 400; LXIV, 303; LXXII, 288 Seiten, jeder Band mit gestochener Titelvignette und Frontispiz. Einband etwas berieben und bestossen, etwas fleckig, ansonst guter und sauberer Zustand. im ersten Band die ersten Seiten mit Wasserrand -------------------------------------------------------------------- aus der Bibliothek (Exlibris) des österreichischen Schauspieler, Regisseur und Theaterleiters Franz Stoß. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Samuel Christoph Wagener (* 11. April 1763 in Sandau (Elbe); † 12. Januar 1845 in Potsdam) war ein deutscher lutherischer, aufklärerischer Theologe und der Berliner Aufklärung nahestehender Schriftsteller. -------------------------------------------------- Band 2 der Neuen Gespenster enhält eine umfangreiche Biblographie zum Thema. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1600 8° , einheitliche Hardcover/Pappeinband mit Goldprägung und roten Rückenschild, [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A New Survey of the Coast of Africa from Senegal and Cape Verd to Cape St. Ann: Digested from the Draughts, Observations & ca. of the British and French Navigators chiefly from those of Mr. William Woodville of Liverpool and under his Inspection

      Rob Laurie and J A Whittle, 1797, No Binding, Book Condition: Very GoodCoast of Africa. uncoloured. original copper plate engravings. approx 730 x 1000mm. minor creasing. few tiny holes. age related markings. this map is in excellent condition for it's age. would look great coloured and framed. lovely cartouche in right corner Quantity Available: 1. Category: Maps; Inventory No: 61ch.

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        Ischia, Blick auf Lacco Ameno.

      . Bleistift, blaugrau laviert, auf gelblichem Velin. 19:22 cm. Verso: Heilige Familie. Bleistiftskizze. - Wahrscheinlich Studie nach einem Altmeister-Gemälde. Provenienz: Sammlung Fritz Hasselmann, München, Lugt 1012. Hier handelt es sich um eine Zeichnung nach C. Rottmanns (1797-1850) Fresko, ausgeführt 1832, aus dem Italien-Zyklus, den Rottmann im Auftrag König Ludwig I. für die Hofgarten-Arkaden in München ausführte.. Der Sohn des wohlhabenden Heidelberger Bankiers und Fabrikanten Chr.A. Fries und jüngere Bruder des Landschaftsmalers Ernst Fries (1801-1833) erhielt seinen ersten Unterricht bei J.K. Koopmann (1797-1894) in Karlsruhe, wo er Anatomie und Figurenzeichnen erlernte. Von 1835-1837 absolvierte er ein Studium an der Münchner Akademie, anschließend ging er nach Rom, wo er - 1840-1843 unterbrochen von einem Aufenthalt in Düsseldorf zur Ausbildung an der Kunstakademie - bis 1846 weilte. Dann kehrte er über Genf und Paris nach München zurück, wo er sich mit B. Genelli (1798-1868), C. Rahl (1812-1865) und D. Fohr (1801-1862) befreundete. Nachdem er sich politisch der 1848er Revolution angeschlossen hatte, mußte er 1852 München als "Demokrat" verlassen. Er ging nach Heidelberg und erneut nach Rom. 1854 kehrte er schließlich nach München zurück.

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        Memorias Históricas sobre la Legislacion, y Gobierno del Comercio de los Españoles, con sus Colonias en las Indias Occidentales

      Madrid: Imprenta de Sancha. Very Good. 1797. First. Hardcover. Full ribbon ruled calf; red morocco label. An interesting account of Spanish commercial relations with the Americas. A handsome copy. Sabin 1724. Includes 105 page appendix providing copies of selected documents.; 8vo ; xv,[1],330,[2],cv pages .

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        The American accomptant; being a plain, practical and systematic compendium of federal arithmetic; in three parts:

      Lansingburgh: William W. Wands,, 1797. Designed for the use of schools, and specially calculated for the commercial meridian of the United States of America. Octavo (171 × 100 mm). Contemporary sheep, black morocco label to spine lettered gilt. Frontispiece. Bookplate to front pastedown and contemporary ownership inscriptions to front free endpaper. Spine and extremities worn, joints tender, tips bumped, contents mildly toned and foxed; a very good copy. First edition, containing the first appearance of the $ symbol in print (see p. 56); prior to this, the symbol is only attested in late 18th century manuscript documents relating to Spanish-American business correspondence. The dollar is noted here as part of the American Federal currency gradually replacing other currencies in circulation at the time, such as the British sterling. The book also includes sections of bookkeeping for businesses and farmers, simple and compound interest, foreign exchange rates, weight and measures, and sample forms for a variety of transactions, as well as arithmetic lessons.

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        Relation du Passage du Rhin Effectué le premier Floréal an V, entre Kilstett et Diersheim, par l'armée de Rhin-Moselle, sous le commandement du général Moreau par l'auteur du Mémoire militaire sur Kehl

      Strasbourg: Chez Franç.-George Levrault ... et a Paris : chez Fuchs, libraire ... , 1797, 1797. First separate edition. Hand-colored folding engraved map, "Carte du Cours du Rhin, près de Diersheim" [6], 72 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Modern blue cloth, red leather vertical spine label. Small perforation through half-title with no loss, some minor scattered foxing, otherwise a fine copy. Rare Account of the French Retreat across the Rhine, 1796 Rare account of the critical retreat of the French troops back across the Rhine, under Moreau in 1796, with an exquisitely handcolored map. OCLC locates only one copy in the United States (Newberry). First separate printing, in the same year as its appearance in Mémoire Militaire sur Kehl.

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        Relation du Passage du Rhin Effectu? le premier Flor?al an V, entre Kilstett et Diersheim, par l'arm?e de Rhin-Moselle, sous le commandement du g?n?ral Moreau ... par l'auteur du M?moire militaire sur Kehl

      Strasbourg: Chez Franç.-George Levrault ... et a Paris : chez Fuchs, libraire ... , 1797, 1797. First separate edition. Hand-colored folding engraved map, "Carte du Cours du Rhin, près de Diersheim" [6], 72 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Modern blue cloth, red leather vertical spine label. Small perforation through half-title with no loss, some minor scattered foxing, otherwise a fine copy. Rare Account of the French Retreat across the Rhine, 1796 Rare account of the critical retreat of the French troops back across the Rhine, under Moreau in 1796, with an exquisitely handcolored map. OCLC locates only one copy in the United States (Newberry). First separate printing, in the same year as its appearance in Mémoire Militaire sur Kehl.

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        The State of the Poor: Or an History of the Labouring Classes in England, from the Conquest to the Present Period; in Which are Particularly Considered Their Domestic Economy with Respect to Diet, Dress, Fuel and Habitation Etc Etc

      London: J. Davis for B. And J. White; G.G. And J. Robinson; T. Payne; R. Faulder; T. Egerton; J. Debrett and D. Bremner, 1797. Three volumes complete - Volume One - [8], xxxi, [1], 632pp; Volume Two - viii, 692pp and Volume Three - viii, 693-744, *737-*744, 737†-744†, 745-904, ccccxxx. Contemporary full speckled calf, smooth backs divided into six panels by gilt rolls, title label to second panel, volume label to fourth, remaining panels with gilt quadrilobe central device, covers with gilt roll border, edges stained light green. Front outer joint of volumes two and three split but holding well on cords, title labels slightly chipped with small amount of loss, corners slightly bumped. Internally some light dust staining and foxing, foxing occasionally heavier, but never too obtrusive, generally fairly clean. With the half-titles and extra pages, one folding chart to volume three. Eden's seminal work on poverty and the labouring classes in England, described by Carter and Muir in 'Printing and the Mind of Man' as the "beginning of sociology" and "one of the classical works in the history of economics". Goldsmiths 17107; Kress B.3384 and PMM 249. First Edition. Full Calf. Good. 4to.

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        Schirmbrief mit eigenh. U.

      Hainfeld, 15. V. 1797.. Gedr. Formular, von Sekretärshand ausgefüllt. 1 S. Qu.-Folio.. Schermbrief für "Michl Fritz und Theresia dessen Ehewirthin", denen einige zum Gut Hainfeld dienstbare Liegenschaften gegen jährlichen Zins zur Bewirtschaftung übergeben werden. - Der zum Kreis der österreichischen Kantianer zählende Purgstall hatte bereits in jungen Jahren Kant in Königsberg besucht; nach seiner Rückkehr nach Österreich trat er "zunächst als Volontär bei der niederösterreichischen Regierung in den Staatsdienst und sein Haus ward in Wien bald ein Vereinigungspunkt aller Elemente, welche höhere Bildung und vaterländisches Gefühl verbanden" (ADB XXVI, 716). 1809 wurde er Generalintendant des Heeres von Innerösterreich und von den Franzosen gefangengenommen. Obwohl bald freigelassen, hatte die Kerkerhaft in Mantua seine Gesundheit zerstört, und er starb noch nicht vierzigjährig in Florenz. Sein einziger Sohn Wenzel Raphael überlebte ihn nur um wenige Jahre. Da mit diesem die Linie der Grafen von Purgstall erloschen war, hinterließ die Witwe Gottfrieds dem befreundeten Orientalisten Joseph von Hammer das Gut Hainfeld und den Namen des Hauses Purgstall, welches er an 1836 führte.

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        Origine, trasporto in Italia, primi progressi in essa dell'algebra. Printed by Bodoni.

      Reale Tipografia Parma 1797-1799, Parma - History of Algebra, Printed by Bodoni, Inscribed by the AuthorCossali, Pietro. Origine, trasporto in Italia, primi progressi in essa dell'algebra. . . . 2 vols., 4to. [24, incl. blank leaf], 396, [4]; [10], 492, [4]pp. 2 engraved plates. Parma: [Giambattista Bodoni for] Reale Tipografia Parmense, 1797-99. 282 x 203 mm. Quarter calf, speckled boards c. 1799, expertly rebacked, a bit rubbed. Fine, crisp copy, presented by the author to his friend Luigi Bramieri, with the recipient's inscription opposite the title in Vol. I: " Dono graziosissimo dell' egregio autore a me devotissimo suo amico Luigi Bramieri." First Edition. Cossali, the best-known historian of mathematics in 18th-century Italy, taught physics and astronomy at the University of Parma, and was later named by Napoleon to the chair of mathematics at Padua. "He wrote various memoirs on mathematical questions, chiefly algebraic, but is best known for his history of algebra, a work of considerable scholarship and even yet of service to the student of this phase of the subject" (Smith, History of Mathematics, 1, p. 541). "C'est un ouvrage important, plein de recherches auxquelles prÈside la critique la plus ÈclairÈee. Apres avoir examine toutes les opinions contraires, il conclut que l'algebre a ete empruntee aux Indiens par les Arabes, qui l'ont ensuite introduite en Europe" (NBG). Cossali's work was one of the very few scientific books printed by Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813), the most successful and influential Italian printer of his era, associated with the Royal Press at Parma from 1768 until his death, and proprietor of his own press from 1791. Bodoni "was the most successful early proponent of what is (somewhat misleadingly) referred to as the 'modern' typeface, distinguished by a strong contrast between the thin and thick strokes, and vertical, rather than oblique, shading. His books were produced for the wealthy and the aristocracy, and were more advanced in elegance and refinement than anything else being printed in Europe" (desktoppub [internet reference]). Typefaces based on Bodoni's are still widely used. Brooks, Edizioni Bodoniane, 696. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DOCUMENTO OFICIAL, PERMISO DE CAZA 1797, MUY RARO

      1797 - DOCUMENTO OFICIAL, PERMISO DE CAZA 1797, MUY RARO. DIN 4. REF PICS 1. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        A Treatise on the Art of Painting,

      1797. MASSOUL, Constant de. 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 of M. Constant de Massoul. 242 pp. 8vo., bound in modern full morocco. London: Published and Sold by the Author, New Bond Street, Printed by T. Baylis, Greenville Street, London, 1797. |~||~||~||~| Constant de Massoul was an artist's colourman who operated a shop on Bond Street in London at the end of the eighteenth century. A Treatise on the Art of Painting, and the Composition of Colours is now a regularly-cited source for information about eighteenth-century painters' practice. The book 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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        Voyage dans l'Interieur des États-Unis, a Bath, Winchester, dans la Vallée de Shenandoha, etc. etc. etc. pendant l'Été de 1791

      Paris: Cocheris, 1797. First edition. (2), xvi, (2), 336 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary quarter leather over paste paper boards, French tips, flat spine decorated in gilt, red leather spine label, marbled endpapers. Joints rubbed, spine label chipped, some spotting and soiling to the text block, otherwise a near fine copy. Ferdinand-Marie Bayard de La Vingtrie (1763-c.1818) had pursued a military career in his native France, rising to the rank of lieutenant before leaving the army in 1788. Bayard was in his twenties when he made this journey to Virginia (the area is now in West Virginia). In Clark's words, "His purposes in traveling to Bath were to save his wife and child the perils of a summer in Baltimore, and to observe Americans in village and country rather than in towns in constant intercourse with Europe... Bayard's account affords a sympathetic, sentimental, leisurely picture of society at a forgotten watering place seldom visited by travelers. His social and intellectual acceptability and the length of his stay set his book apart from the customary tourist-guide gazetteer. His stated intention of delineating manners and customs is fulfilled." After returning to France, he published "Voyage dans l'intérieur des États-Unis.".

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        Schirmbrief mit eigenh. U.

      Hainfeld, 15. V. 1797. - Gedr. Formular, von Sekretärshand ausgefüllt. 1 S. Qu.-Folio. Schermbrief für "Michl Fritz und Theresia dessen Ehewirthin", denen einige zum Gut Hainfeld dienstbare Liegenschaften gegen jährlichen Zins zur Bewirtschaftung übergeben werden. - Der zum Kreis der österreichischen Kantianer zählende Purgstall hatte bereits in jungen Jahren Kant in Königsberg besucht; nach seiner Rückkehr nach Österreich trat er "zunächst als Volontär bei der niederösterreichischen Regierung in den Staatsdienst und sein Haus ward in Wien bald ein Vereinigungspunkt aller Elemente, welche höhere Bildung und vaterländisches Gefühl verbanden" (ADB XXVI, 716). 1809 wurde er Generalintendant des Heeres von Innerösterreich und von den Franzosen gefangengenommen. Obwohl bald freigelassen, hatte die Kerkerhaft in Mantua seine Gesundheit zerstört, und er starb noch nicht vierzigjährig in Florenz. Sein einziger Sohn Wenzel Raphael überlebte ihn nur um wenige Jahre. Da mit diesem die Linie der Grafen von Purgstall erloschen war, hinterließ die Witwe Gottfrieds dem befreundeten Orientalisten Joseph von Hammer das Gut Hainfeld und den Namen des Hauses Purgstall, welches er an 1836 führte.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Kiel, 29. VIII. 1797.. 3 SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 4to.. Wohl an den Rechtswissenschaftler Gottlieb Hufeland (1760-1817) in Jena: "Wohlgebohrner Herr, Hochzuverehrender Herr Justizrath! Ew. Wohlgeb. werden es mir, wie ich hoffe, verzeihen, wenn ich so frey bin, Ihnen die beykommenden Schriften als ein geringes Zeichen meiner vorzüglichen und ungeheuchelten Ehrerbietung, Hochachtung und Ergebenheit zu übersenden. Schon lange wünschte ich, mir dieses Vergnügen gewähren zu dürfen, aber der Gedanke, Ihnen in meinen Arbeiten zu mißfallen, und mir selbst in der Zeitschrift, deren Tadel ich auf gleiche Weise ehre und fürchte, einen schnellen litterairischen Tod zu bereiten, hielt mich bis diesen Augenblick unwiderstehlich davon zurück. Auch jetzt noch würde ich mich sorgfältig von Ihnen zu verbergen suchen, hätte ich nicht vor einigen Tagen auch die Güte des Herrn Etats-Rath Trendelenburg die mich über alles erfreuende Nachricht erhalten, daß Sie meiner Inaugural-Schrift Ihren Beyfall nicht ganz versagen, und daß Sie sich in einem Briefe an den Prof. Reinhold auf eine gütige Weise über mich geäußert haben. Ich wage es also, Ihnen hiebey meine ersten kleinen litterarischen Arbeiten zu übersenden, freylich nicht ohne eine gewisse Angst und Furchtsamkeit, aber doch in der Hoffnung, daß Sie nicht ein unbedingtes Todesurtheil über mich sprechen, mir nicht ganz den Gedanken rauben werden, daß ich vielleicht dereinst bey fortgesetztem Fleiß und in einer minder beschränkten Lage hin und wieder etwas nützliches für die Rechtswissenschaft leisten kann. Bis jetzt habe ich nur äußerst wenig Stunden zu schriftstellerischen Versuchen erübrigen können, und gewissermaßen im Fluge gearbeitet. Dieß muß ich Ew. Wohlgeb. zu meiner Entschuldigung sagen, um für manche Mängel meiner Arbeiten Verzeihung von Ihrer Güte zu erhalten. - Dürfte ich bei dieser Gelegenheit Ew. Wohlgeb. eine Bitte vortragen, deren Erfüllung mir sehr am Herzen liegt? Sie haben meine Dissertation gelesen, der Inhalt derselben ist Ihnen bekannt, - wollten Sie mir wohl die Güte erzeigen, und, sobald es Ihre sonstigen Geschäfte erlauben, eine kurze Anzeige derselben in die A.L.Z. mir überlassen? Ich wünsche dieß, theils um durch die Erinnerungen Ew. Wohlgeb. belehrt zu werden, und theils um durch die Autorität der ersten Zeitung Deutschlands den falschen Urtheilen anderer Recensenten vorzubauen. Meine Dissertation befindet sich, wie ich sicher weiß, in den Händen mehrerer [Wort unleserlich getilgt] Juristen, welche, wie ich höre, nicht klug daraus werden können, und im Begriff sind, meine Arbeit als ein mißlungenes, unbedeutendes Product dem Publico anzukündigen. Ich gebe freylich zu, daß ich viel gefehlt haben kann, aber ich hoffe doch, daß das Ganze nicht ohne Sinn und Endzweck ist. Ich wünsche daher auch nichts weiter, als daß die Herren, wenn sie mich recensiren, meine Schrift nicht wie eine gewöhnliche, aus bekannten Materien compilirte Dissertation flüchtig, sondern mit Bedacht lesen, und dazu, glaube ich, könnte sie nichts vermögen, als die Zeitschrift, welche bey Freunden und Feinden gleiche Autorität hat. - Ich bitte daher Ew. Wohlgeb. mehrmals recht angelegentlich, sich meiner anzunehmen, aber auch zugleich nichts zu verschweigen, was zum Tadel meiner Arbeit, mithin zu meiner Belehrung gereichen könnte [...]". Thiebauts Kieler Dissertation "De genuina iuris personarum et rerum indole, veroque huius divisionis pretio" (1796) wurde - zusammen mit zwei weiteren seiner Werke - in der Allgemeinen Literatur-Zeitung Nr. 155f. (16. Mai 1798) lobend besprochen; als einzigen Fehler der Arbeit tadelte der Rezensent "die häufigen, langen Excurse", die "zwar von den Talenten des Verfassers zeugen und sehr schätzbare Untersuchungen und Winke enthalten, aber doch die Gedankenfolge unterbrechen und der Einheit des Ganzen schaden". - 1798 wurde Thibaut außerordentlicher, 1801 ordentlicher Professor für römisches Recht in Kiel. 1802-05 in Jena, erlebte er die letzten Glanzjahre der Stadt in der Gesellschaft von Voß, Goethe und Schiller (in dessen Gartenwohnung er logierte). Ab 1806 lehrte er in Heidelberg, wo er zum wohl berühmtesten Romanisten seiner Epoche wurde und auch mehrmals das Rektorenamt innehatte. Hauptgegenstand seiner wissenschaftlichen Tätigkeit war die Pandektenwissenschaft, die er von der römischen Gesetzeslage zu einem wissenschaftlichen juristischen System fortzuentwickeln trachtete. Im sog. Kodifikationsstreit vertrat er entgegen F. C. von Savigny die Auffassung, das Zivilrecht in Deutschland könne und solle zu einem Gesetzbuch kodifiziert werden. Auch von hoher musikalischer Begabung, leitete Thibaut in Heidelberg einen Singverein; in seiner Abhandlung "Über Reinheit der Tonkunst" (1824) forderte eine Rückkehr zu klassischen Komponierweisen wie der Palestrinas und wurde so zu einem Wegbereiter des Cäcilianismus.

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        POESÍAS. 3 tomos

      Viuda & Hijos de Santander, Valladolid 1797 - Segunda edición (la primera edición data de1785) suspendida posteriormente tras la caida de Jovellanos y publicada en nueva edición suprimiendo el prólogo del autor Meléndez Valdés y su "Vida" por Manuel José Quintana, requisito para su reedición en 1820 en 4 volúmenes. Todos los tomos con portada y paginación. Cada tomo divido en dos partes, cada una de ellas con portadilla propia. Esta edición comprende en el primer tomo una dedicatoria a Manuel Godoy de 5pp; unas advertencias del autor de 19 pp y dos partes: la primera, Odas Anacreónticas y la segunda parte, 296 pp. El segundo tomo dividido en dos partes: Silvas y Las Bodas de Camacho, comedia pastoral, 327pp. Tercer tomo dividido en dos partes: Odas filosóficas y sagradas; La caída de Luzbel, 369pp. 3pp de índice. ATENCIÓN: El contra reembolso incrementa los gastos de envío en 5 euros. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Poems by S.T. Coleridge. To which are now added Poems by Charles Lamb, and Charles Lloyd

      London: Printed by N. Biggs, for J. Cottle, Bristol, and and Messrs. Robinsons, London, 1797. Second edition, expanded. xx, 278 pp., lacks errata slip. 1 vols. 8vo (172 x 106 mm). Original paper-backed marbled boards, uncut. Lacks front free endpaper, hinges weak, title with offsetting from bookplates and with Abel Berland bookplate pasted to lower blank margin, pencilled marginalia on Contents and two text leaves, in a full brown morocco pull-off case, elaborately gilt. Second edition, expanded. xx, 278 pp., lacks errata slip. 1 vols. 8vo (172 x 106 mm). In Boards. After the favorable reception of the first edition of 1796, the publisher Cottle requested a second, to which Coleridge contributed several new pieces, including "The Ode to the Departing Year," as well as Lamb's and Lloyd's poems which were printed here for the first time. Coleridge also added a new Preface in which he defended himself from charges of obscurity.

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        An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China ... Taken chiefly from the papers of His Excellency the Earl of Macartney

      London: W.Bulmer & Co. for G.Nicol, 1797. 3 volumes (text: 2 vols, quarto [10 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches], atlas vol.: large folio [22 1/2 x 17 inches.)] Text: 2 engraved portrait frontispieces, of Emperor Tchien Lung in vol.I and the Earl Macartney in vol.II, 1 plate, 26 vignette illustrations after William Alexander and others. Atlas: 44 engraved views, plans, plates, charts or maps (including a large folding world map, 3 natural history subjects and 25 views). Text: contemporary tree calf, flat spine divided into six compartments, lettered in gilt in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. (Expert repairs at top and tail of spine). Atlas: expertly bound to style in half calf over period brown paper covered boards, spine gilt uniform to the text Provenance: Sir Thomas Courtenay Warner, 1st Baronet (armorial bookplate in text) First edition of the official published account of the first British embassy to China, headed by the Earl Macartney: complete with the atlas of maps and plates. George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney (1737-1806) was dispatched to Beijing in 1792 traveling via Madeira, Tenerife, Rio de Janeiro, the Cape of Good Hope and Indonesia. He was accompanied by Staunton, and a retinue of suitably impressive size, including Staunton's 11-year-old son who was nominally the ambassador's page. On the embassy's arrival in China it emerged that the 11-year-old was the only European member of the embassy able to speak Mandarin, and thus the only one able to converse with the Emperor. The embassy, the first such to China, had two objectives: the first to register with the Emperor British displeasure at the treatment that the British merchants were receiving from the Chinese, the second to gain permission for a British minister to be resident in China. The first objective was achieved, the second was not. Macartney was twice granted an audience with the Emperor and in December 1793 he was sumptuously entertained by the Chinese viceroy in Canton, and returned to England via Macao and St. Helena, arriving in September 1794.Brunet V, 525; cf. Cordier Sinica 2381-2382; cf. Cox I, p.344; Hill (2004) 1628; Lowndes III, p.2502; Lust 545 & 547; cf. Catalogue of the Asiatic Library of Dr. G.E.Morrison (Tokyo: 1924) I, 696-697; cf. Stafleu & Cowan 12.835.

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        SANTA MARIA DE VALLVIDRERA, PLEITO, SALVADOR VIETA I CATA, PEDRO CORTES LABRADOR, FCO ESTALELLA 1797

      1797 - Vallvidrera. 1797. 4Pág. Manuscrito sobre pleito de D. Salvador Vieta i Catá y Pedro Cortés Labrador, con el mediador Francisco Estalella sobre unas tierras pertenecientes a la parroquia de Vallvidrera y Al Parroco Pbro. Me gustaria comentar que D. Salvador Vieta i Catá que posteriormente de la fecha del manuscrito que presentamos fue Pbre i beneficiario de la Catedral de Barcelona, abrio una escuela en su casa para sordomudos siendo uno de los propulsores e iniciadores en esta materia padagogica en Cataluña llegando incluso a que 6 de sus alumnos podian leer y escribir o expresarse correctamente. Muy curioso y raro ya que manucritos de vallvidrera no suelen haber y menos de D. Salvador Vieta y Catá. Ref 67 Man 78. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        "Vicin al' Circo di Caracalla".

      . Radierung, Rom 1797, auf Velin. 38,5:28 cm. Brillanter, breitrandiger Abdruck. Literatur: Nagler 12; Andresen 73, I (von II) Probedruck, mit der Luft und vielen Arbeiten wegen Dämpfung und Milderung der weissen Lichflächen, aber noch mit der vorläufigen, gerissenen Schrift. Aus der 72-Blatt-Folge "Mahlerisch radirte Prospecte von Italien" die J.Chr. Reinhart, J.W. Mechau (1745-1808) und A.Chr. Dies (1755-1822) 1792-1793 nach der Natur für den Verleger und Kunsthändler Frauenholz in Nürnberg zeichneten und radierten.. Reinhart studierte erst in Leipzig Theologie und nahm dann bei A.F. Oeser (1717-1799) Kunstunterricht. 1783 lernte er in Dresden J.Chr. Klengel (1751-1824) kennen, der ihn stark beeinflußte. 1785 begegnete er Schiller und schloß Freundschaft mit dem Dichter. In Meiningen, wo er 1786-1789 lebte und sich sein Landschaftsstil ausbildete, wurde er engster Vertrauter des Herzogs. 1789 zog er nach Rom. Dort ging er unter dem Einfluß von J.A. Koch (1768-1839) und A.J. Carstens (1754-1798) zum heroischen Landschaftsstil über. Ab 1825 erhielt er durch König Ludwig I. von Bayern eine Pension. 1839 wurde er Ehrenmitglied der Münchener Akademie und Bayerischer Hofmaler.

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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 ... (Truncated)

      London : printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies (successors to Mr. Cadell) in the Strand, 1797, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFull Book Title: 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 volumesVery 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.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 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.

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        Essais philosophiques

      Paris: H. Agasse,, 1797. précédés d'un précis de sa vie et de ses écrits; par Dugald Stewart... Traduit de l'anglais par P. Prevost. 2 parts bound in one, octavo (196 × 117 mm). Contemporary French speckled calf, flat spine ruled and decorated gilt, black morocco label, three-line gilt border on sides, marbled edges and endpapers. Fine engraved portrait frontispiece of Smith by Benoît-Louis Prévost. Upper joint and head of spine skilfully repaired, some light browning but a very attractive copy, complete with half-titles and the superb portrait (often missing). First French translation. "The writings that Joseph Black and James Hutton brought together in 1795 under the title Essays in Philosophical Subjects, together with Dugald Stewart's 'Account' and Smith's 1755 letter to the Edinburgh Review, were translated and published by Pierre Prévost as Essais philosophiques in 1797. Prévost added ten notes in the form of commentary directed to specific points, as well as a more general essay 'Reflexions sur les oeuvres posthumes d'Adam Smith'" (Tribe).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Alsbach, 8. VIII. 1797. - 2 SS. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Eben erhalte ich einen Brief von Herrn Wachsmuth aus Berlin, der mir die Wahl des gesuchten musikalischen Subjekts für die Fr. Gräfin von Brügl kund macht, und diese ist denn noch auf mich gefallen. Es werden mir anschl. Bedingungen vorgeschlagen, und da ich ohnedies mehr zur Annahme dieser, als zu jener von Ihnen mir gütigst vorgeschlagenen Stelle, geneigt war, so habe ich also auch schon an die Fr. Gräfin selbst geschrieben, und ihr meinen Entschluß, die Stelle bei ihr anzutreten bekannt gemacht. Ich hoffe, dass sich zu jener Organistenstelle mehrere Kompetenten finden werden, die vielleicht eben das, und wohl noch mehr leisten können, als ich [ ]".

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        Tagebuch der vorgefallenen Hauptbegebenheiten in der Reichsstadt Memmingen und auf der dazu gehörigen Landschaft, von der zwoten Hälfte des Jahrs 1796 bis zur Wiederherstellung des Friedens. beigebunden: Kleine Nachlese in dem Tagebuch der Kriegsgebenheiten bey und in Memmingen,

      Memmingen, Selbstverlag, 1797, 1798. - 132, 19 S. 2 Bl. Marmorierter Pappeinband. Sehr seltener Augenzeugenbericht. Karrer (1762-1836) aus Memmingen, hier noch "des Ministeriums Adjunkt", war Pfarrer von Buxach (1800) und Woringen (1804-1818) und verfaßte mehrere historische Werke über seine Vaterstadt, 1818 wechselte er als Dekan nach Kempten (Erhard, Memminger Pfarrerbuch, 73). - Leider ohne die Kupfertafel zum Gefecht vom 22. September 1796 (Schefold 46565). Dafür die beigebundene u. noch seltene "Nachlese". Leicht stockfleckig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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        Versuche zu sehen. 2 Bände. 399; 496 S. Dunkelblaue Pappbde d. Z. (berieben, Kanten und Deckel stärker) mit vergold. Rückenschildern.

      Hamburg, Benjamin Gottlob Hoffmann, 1797-1800.. . Seltene erste Ausgabe. Der außerordentlich vielseitige und belesene Hess - die ADB bezeichnet ihn als "Literat, Topograph, Statistiker, Politiker, Patriot, Philanthrop, Philosoph" - analysiert das durch die Französische Revolution veränderte Weltbild, misst die neuen französischen Gesetze an ihren eigenen Prämissen, beleuchtet den Widerspruch zwischen den neuen Theorien und der Praxis, über Kant und seine Gegner, über Freiheit und Toleranz, ausführlich über den "Geldraub" durch die französischen Assignaten und Mandate, über Pitts erfolgreiches Kalkül, England auch um den Preis eines Krieges aus dem Handel mit Assignaten herauszuhalten. - Titel verso mit gelöschtem Stempel der kgl. Bibliothek München. Sauber und breitrandig auf gutem, festem Papier. Gutes Exemplar. - Schröder, Hamburg. Schriftstellerlex. III 235, 8.

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

      Mention of a second edition, but actually third, plus three volumes and 8 boards constellations rare; the first was published in 1770 in one volume, a second volume was added in 1771.Bound in full sheepskin period porphyry. Smooth back decorated with irons and 4 wheels and tail t ^ you. Piece of red morocco title and volume number in black morocco. Encadarement casters on the dishes. Back evenly and slightly thinned. A lack of volume in the first box I. Good copy.In the form of an alphabetical dictionary, the book lists all the knowledge of natural history at the time (mineralogy, botany, zoology, entomology, astronomy ...). For each article, the author notes a curious or remarkable aspect (medical virtues, oddities, features, etc.). Several useful tables in fine. Valuable. Chez Rémont A Paris 1797 An V 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in-8 (12x20cm) relié

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        Discours préliminaire au nouveau dictionnaire de la langue française. Première partie. De l'homme, de ses facultés intellectuelles et de ses idées premières et fondamentales. [Ensemble] De l'université de la langue française

      First Edition. Two editions were published at the same time, the latter, and a second in Hamburg in Mowing. See Tchemerzine V, 409. The result of this preliminary discourse, as the famous dictionary, never emerge. The second text was published for the first time in Berlin in 1784 following this closely "subject proposed by the Academy of Berlin." Tchemerzine V, 403: 'This edition, well printed, is also sought as the original. Half black chagrin mid nineteenth Jansenist. Back to 4 nerves. The keynote speech is an ambitious book, both a reflection on the phonetic, linguistic reflection, and a book of philosophy of language, which considers that one can not speak of man and the world of ideas, not to mention language and speech. The second book is raised to the glory of French monument, "What is not clear is not French." Rivaroli born son of an Italian innkeeper, Antoine Rivarol tutor in Lyon and then in Paris, introduced in the halls calling himself Count Rivarol, it will be famous in his time to fight the glories of the time, writers and philosophers , against Beaumarchais, Buffon or Mirabaud, with violence and a real talent for satire and controversy. chez Cocheris. A Paris 1797 in 4 (18,5x24cm) (4) XXXIV (2) 240pp. et (2) 62pp. (1). relié

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        Inledning til Kännedom om Fäderneslandets Antiquiteter.

      Trykt hos Professor J. Lundblad, Lund 1797. 8vo. (10)+236 sider + 5 små kobberstukne tavler. Indbundet i et samtidigt halvbind af kalveskind. Øverste del af ryggen lidt slidt. Ormehuller i marginen de sidste 200 sider og tavler er med kantslitage, men dog intakte. Gammel tilskrift på sidste blad.. Tidlig svensk bog om arkæologi af den store svenske historiker og topograf Nils Henrik Sjöborg (1767-1838)

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        Die Grätzer Bürger und die Franken auf der Hauptwache zu Gratz im April 1797".,

      Seltenes Blatt des Grazer Kupferstechers; unterhalb der Darstellung bezeichnet „gezeichnet und gestochen in Gratz von Mathieu". - Blattränder tlw. leicht bestoßen bzw. m. kl. Knickspuren. Vereinzelt min. berieben bzw. fleckig. - Thieme/B. XXIV, 243; Zahn, Stiria illustrata 261, Nr. 1596/3. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Orig.-Kupferstich von (Jean?) Mathieu. Blattgröße 36 x 47,5 cm; Darstellung 26 x 38,8 cm. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A practical treatise on draining bogs and swampy grounds, illustrated by figures; with cursory remarks upon the originality of Mr. Elkington's mode of draining. To which are added, directions for making a new kind of strong, cheap, and durable fence, for rich lands; for erecting, at little expence, mill-dams, or weirs upon rivers, that shall be alike firm and curable; for effectually guarding against encroachments by the sea upon the land, and for gradually raising drowned fens, into sound grass-lands. As also, disquisitions concerning the different breeds of sheep, and other domestic animals.

      G. G. and J. Robinson, London 1797 - 22 cm x 14 cm (4) + 308 pages folding engraved frontis + two woodcut plates.Bookplate of The Royal Agriculture Society to front end paper and small paper sticker.Contents clean and tight , recased in the original half leather binding .spine relayed paper index number to base of spine. Some light surface rubbing to corners and edges ,binding tight with no splits. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Posen, Decker u. Berlin, Rottmann 1797.. Bd. 1 (v. 2 ) ap. 8°. 3 Bll., 495 (1) S. Mit 8 gefalt. Kupfertaf. HLdr. d. Zt. Berieb. Erste Bll. gestemp. Durchgeh. Feuchtigkeitsrand Wellcome III, 314; Goed. VI, 261, 5 - Erste Ausgabe von Humboldts erstem größerem Werk, mit dem er zum Begründer der Nervenphysiologie wurde. "Durch die exaktesten Versuche erforschte H. den Einfluss von Licht, Warme, Magnetismus und Elektrizitat auf das Nervensystem und versuchte nachzuweisen, dass die Nerventatigkeit auf dem Galvanismus oder einer ihm analogen Kraft, die aber mit der sog. Lebenskraft nicht identisch sei, beruhe" (Hirsch-H. III, 337). - First edition of Humboldt's first major work. The foundation of physiology of the nerves.

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        Del Petrarca E Delle Sue Opere

      Presso Gaetabo Cambiagi - Florence, 1797 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Really high quality18th centuryFlorentine printing of Petrarch with excellent margins. In original binding. Bound in half leather with marble paper-cover boards and gilt lettering. Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374) Renaissance poet and scholar, often called the father of humanism. Petrarch is credited with developing and popularising the sonnet form. his poems are still often used as models today. Condition: The binding is reasonably firm with the boards and all internal pages attached, although the front hinge is strained. There issome wear to the extremities includingfading, marks and scuffingto the boards and leather, bumping to the corners and chipping to the leather spine, with some loss. A corner of the title label is missing. Internally the pages are generally clean with theoccasional brown spotor handling mark. The title page is quite grubby and there is a bookplate on thefront pastedown. The condition of this volume isgood..

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        TO HIS EXCELLENCY THOMAS MIFFLIN ESQUIRE, GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA. THE PETITION OF JOHN HYTON OF STRASBURG TOWNSHIP IN THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER. HUMBLY SHEWETH. YOUR PETITIONER'S WIFE HATH BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF HORSE STEALING AND SENTENCED TO ONE MONTHS IMPRISONMENT AND TO PAY A FINE OF SIXTY DOLLARS FOR THE USE OF THE STATE. THAT YOUR PETITIONER IS VERY POOR AND IN DISTRESSING CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNABLE TO PAY THE SAID FINE, HAVING ALSO THREE SMALL CHILDREN WHO DEPEND UPON YOUR PETITIONERS DAILY LABOUR FOR THEIR SCANTY SUBSISTENCE. YOUR PETITIONER THEREFORE HUMBLY PRAYS THAT YOUR EXCELLENCY TAKING HIS DEPLORABLE SITUATION INTO CONSIDERATION MAY BE PLEASED TO REMIT THE SAID FINE.

      [Lancaster, PA: 1797 - [1], [2 blanks], [1- docket, with Governor Mifflin's signature approving the petition]. Manuscript petition, written in ink on a single page, with the names and signatures of ten townspeople endorsing the petition. One leaf. Old folds with a few short splits but Very Good. Elizabeth Hyton was convicted of horse stealing "on the last Monday of February Anno Domini 1797." Governor Mifflin pardoned her on March 27, 1797, when her one-month jail sentence expired. Fortunately for Elizabeth and her impoverished family, Pennsylvania did not consider horse theft a capital crime, unlike some States. In 1786 Pennsylvania became the first State to adopt discretionary terms of hard labor and imprisonment for felony offenses, and to delegate to judges rather than juries the authority to determine the sentence. "The frequency with which felons were pardoned may be surprising to those familiar with modern clemency practices. Pardon and benefit of clergy were alternative and ameliorative features of what was otherwise a horribly draconian penal system." King, 'The Origins of Felony Jury Sentencing in the U.S.' 78 Chicago-Kent Law Review No. 3, pages 937, 949 [2003] [noting the dramatic rise in pardons for horse-stealing in 18th century Virginia, when it was rendered a capital crime].

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        "Mein Erdenglück" und "D'Heilsamen Kräut'ln". 2 eigenh. Gedichtmanuskripte mit U.

      O. O. u. D.. (1+1=) 2 SS. auf 1 Bl. 8vo.. "A guat's Weib, a brav's Weib, | A Kindl an der Brust, | A Zither die hell klingt, | Das is halt mein [!] Lust [...]" (aus "Mein Erdenglück"). - "So süaß a die Lieb is, so is do a Leid | Es heilt' a koan [!] Dokter [!] in Allewigkeit [...]" (aus "D'Heilsamen Kräut'ln"). - Der aus Trient stammende Maler war Wohnungsnachbar von Mozart im Figarohaus in Wien und Professor an der Akademie. Später von Stanislaus August II. nach Warschau berufen und anschließend nach St. Petersburg, wo er die Familie Katharinas der Großen portraitierte, kehrte er 1797 wieder nach Wien zurück und machte sich bei der Besetzung Wiens durch Napoleon als Führer des akademischen Korps bei der Rettung von Kunstgegenständen verdient (1809). Er gilt als der besten Portraitmaler seiner Zeit.

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        THE WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE ESQ In Nine Volumes, Complete With Notes and Illustrations by Joseph Warton, D D and others

      London: Printed for B. Law, J. Johnson, C. Dilly, G.G. and J. Robinson et al. 1797. Bound in contemporary full tree calf, titles and volume number in gilt on red morocco labels to the spine. Portrait frontispiece in volume one. An attractive set, the spine tips a little nicked and some rubbing to the joints. The volume number label to volume eight wanting from the spine. The contents are complete and generally clean with the occasion finger mark and light spotting to the margins. Previous owner?'s inscription to the blank endpaper of the first volume. A handsome set. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The Botanist's Repository. " The Botanist's Repository, for New, and Rare Plants

      Illustrated Books: London: Printed by T. Bensley, and published by the author. 1797-1815. 10 vols, 4to. With 9 (of 10) titles, and 654 of 664 plates, colour-printed and finished by hand. Contemporary full crimson straight-grained morocco, apart from the last volume which has been bound in contemporary half morocco. Plates 163-8 in volume 3 misbound between plates 156 & 7. A superb and unusually complete set, clean, bright and in a fine contemporary binding. Andrews himself drew, engraved and hand coloured all the plates. The absence of plates from the final volume is explained by a handwritten note, loosely inserted into the final volume, expressing the frustration of the original owner, who had been collecting the parts of Andrews' work as they were issued for the best part of twenty years and finally ran out of patience: "This volume wants a number - with the index - of which Mr Andrews had long promised to give - to compleat the 10th vol. - which finishes the work -but after 2 or 3 years bound them up with some others of his works - Roses & Geraniums. January 1815 - Begun 1797". Andrews' monumental work is an early example of colour printing and the first printed representation of many exotic species. It was issued (notionally at least) in 137 monthly parts. Most of the descriptions in vols. 1-5 are by John Kennedy; those in vol. 6 are by Adrian Hardy. Haworth (ESTC).: Dunthorne 8, Nissen 2382. Illustrated Books Natural History Botany Flowers

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        THE ANTIQUITIES OF SCOTLAND.

      Printed for Hooper & Wigstead 1797 Opera completa in due volumi. Testo inglese. Cm.33x22,8. Pg.XXIV, 176, IV; 140, IV. Sobrie legature coeve in piena pelle, con filetti in oro ai piatti. Doppi tasselli con titoli e fregi decorativi impressi in oro ai dorsi. Fogli di guardia e tagli marmorizzati. Opera adorna di 179 tavole illustrative, incise a piena pagina da Sparrow, J.Newton, T.Vivares, W.Thomas, T.Milton, I.Lanseer, J.Medland, etc. Ex libris W.G. Coesvelt. Gran bella Opera, dotata di ricchissimo apparato iconografico ad illustrare i maggiori monumenti scozzesi. L'Autore è l'erudito inglese Francis Grose (London, 1731 - 1791): Dopo una giovanile carriera militare divenne nel 1757 membro della "Society of Antiquaries" e in seguito della "Royal Academy". Si dedicò allo studio delle antichità, e nel 1772 avviò la pubblicazione della sua opera principale "The Antiquities of England and Wales" edita in 12 volumi, cui seguì appunto il presente testo.

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        Flying lemur, an original watercolour sketch for a published print

      - Original pencil, bodycolour and watecolour by Audebert, on laid paper. Fine condition. Sheet size: 22 x 14 1/2 inches. A very fine original watercolour by Audebert: an original of an image that was published in his first great natural history book 'Histoire Naturelle des Singes' (Paris: 1797-1800). Although the present drawing is unsigned, it is clearly by Audebert. This fine watercolour gives some insight into the working methods of one of the most highly respected pioneers of a golden era in natural history publications in France. Audebert, a painter by training, was born at Rochefort. His interest in natural history was stimulated by a commission to help with the preparation of the plates for G. A. Olivier's work on Coleoptera. This drawing is an original for Audebert's Histoire Naturelle des Singes , the only publication of his own work to be completed during his life-time, which was published in ten parts between 1797 and 1800. He died in 1800, in Paris, leaving notes and drawings for a number of other works which were published after his death.

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