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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.

      [Bookseller: Musikantiquariat Paul van Kuik]
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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.'" 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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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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.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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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]

      [Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Sam Gatteno Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books, ABAA]
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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'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'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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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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'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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Harrison-Hiett Rare Books. ABA/ILAB PBFA]
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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 - 'Montagnes de St.Lucie' and a few other features are shown- 'Dunes de Sable', 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 'Atlas du Voyage de la Perouse' No.34.

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        COSTUME DES HABITANS DU PORT DES FRANÇAIS, SUR LA CÔTE DU NORD-OUEST DE L'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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        Vida, Virtudes, y Milagros de la Bienaventurada Virgen Teresa de Jesús, Madre y Fundadora de La Nueva Reformación De la Orden de los Descalzos, y Descalzas de Nuestra Señora del Carmen.

      Madrid, En la Oficina de Don Plácido Barco López, 1797 - En 2 tomos de -15 x 21-. T. I: 40 hs. + 1 lámina + 510 págs. T. II: 2 hs. + 384 págs. Enc. en plena piel, pasta española de época. (MAGNÍFICO EJEMPLAR.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The State of the Poor:

      London: by J. Davis, for B. & J. White, G. & G. Robinson, T. Payne [& 4 others in London],, 1797. or a 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; and the various plans which, from time to time, have been proposed and adopted for the relief of the poor: together with parochial reports relative to the administration of work-houses, and houses of industry; the state of the Friendly Societies, and other public institutions; in several agricultural, commercial and manufacturing, districts. With a large appendix; containing a comparative and chronological table of the prices of labour, of provisions, and of other commodities; an account of the poor in Scotland; and many original documents on subjects of national importance. 3 volumes, quarto (268 × 213 mm). Early 19th-century tan calf, covers with single-line gilt rules, spines gilt in compartments, contrasting labels, date in gilt at foot, buff endpapers, sprinkled edges. Bound without half-titles, but with all the extra leaves (3L3, v.2; 5B*–5B†4, v.3), including the binder's instruction leaf. Book labels. A little rubbed, an excellent copy in a handsome near-contemporary binding. First edition of this classic of social and economic analysis, the fruits of Eden's pioneering and privately-financed inquiry begun during the period of acute grain scarcity in 1794–5, which gives unrivalled statistical and anecdotal data on contemporary living standards. Eden was an adherent to Adam Smith's system of natural liberty in economic affairs; "this led Karl Marx to claim that Eden was the only eighteenth-century disciple of Smith to produce a work of any significance" (ODNB).

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        History of British Birds.

      . The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick in 2 vols. including 2 supplements. Newcastle, Hodgson for Beilby and Bewick, 1797-1821. Text with 529 fine woodengravings all by Thomas Bewick and 3 titlevignettes. Full cont. calf with marbled fluleaves and yellow edges (rebacked?).* Nissen IVB, 95. Rare first edition including the rare supplements. With handwritten note from Broeklebank dated 1881 and 1894 pasted in on front. Some foxing in the text and bound by Hayday including a lengthy note on this binder..

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg BV]
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        Pains British Palladio: or, the builders general assistant. Demonstrating, in the most easy and practical method, all the principal rules of architecture, from the ground plan to the ornamental finish. Illustrated with several new and useful designs of houses, with their plans, elevations, and sections. Also, clear and ample instructions annexed to each subject, in letter-press; with a list of prices for materials and labour and labour only . A new edition, corrected

      I. and J. Taylor, London 1797 - Folio, pp. iv, 16, 4 (ads); 42 copper-engraved plates; last leaf of ads loose and with tears in the gutter causing loss of some letters; plates 39 and 40 with tears in the upper corner with minor loss to one figure; text and plates waterstained along the lower gutter, scattered foxing; full contemporary calf, covers loose, spine partially perished; a fair copy. OCLC locates only 9 copies.

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        "Le tarsier podje / ... vol.13 / des Iles moluques" [original watercolour sketch for 'Le Tarsier / Tarsius Daubentonii']

      A very fine original watercolour by Audebert: an original of an image that was published as the print titled 'Le Tarsier' 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. Tarsiers are nocturnal, arboreal, insect-eating animals. They live in the coastal rainforests and bamboo thickets of Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, Mindanao and the Philippines. Original pencil, bodycolour and watercolour by Audebert, on laid paper. Fine condition. Sheet size: 20 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches.

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        Aks-i partaw. A Series of Poems, containing the plaints, Consolations, and Delights of Achmed Ardebeili, A Persians Exile. With Notes Historical and Explanatory.

      Bristol: Printed by Bulgin and Rosser for J. Cottle. 1797 - FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 8vo, 214 x 125 mms., pp. [x], xl, 276, pages 233 - 240 misnumbered 133 - 140, contemporary tre calf, rebacked, black morocco label; text slightly spotted, last two leaves a bit browned, corners worn, but a reasonably good copy, with the contemporary autograph of Mary Alsop 1816 on the top margin of the front paste-down end-paper. Fox (?1740 - 1809), initially a bookseller, lived in Falmouth and was possibly born there; his bookseller's premises burned to the ground, as as Robert Southey, one of the subscribes to this volume, noted, he realized that nothing could be saved, and "went upon the nearest hill and made a drawing of the conflagration—an admirable instance of English phlegm" (Letters from England, 3 vols., 1807, 1.6). He then made a walking tour of Sweden, Norway, and part of Russia, and on returning "settled in Bristo. Here he developed his talent for languages and began a collection of Persian manuscripts. Fox's Poems, Containing the Plaints, Consolations, and Delights of Achmed Ardebeili, a Persian Exile was published by Joseph Cottle in 1797. Though praised for its literary quality and scholarship, Fox's volume was far less commercially successful. Indeed, having sold the copyright—together with that for Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads—Cottle found that both works had been 'reckoned as nothing' by the publisher, Thomas Longman (Cottle, 2.26). A close friend to both authors, Cottle then regained the copyrights, returning to Fox his receipt for £20" (ODNB). Other subscribers to the volume were Samuel Taylor Coleridge and several members of the Fox family, including Josiah Fox of Philadelphia.

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        REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF CLAIMS, ON THE PETITION OF THE WIDOW OF THE LATE SCOLACUTTAW, OR HANGING MAW, ONE OF THE CHIEFS OF THE CHEROKEE NATION OF INDIANS [caption title]

      [Philadelphia]. 1797.. 4pp. Single folded sheet. Light foxing. Very good. Samuel Sitgreaves' copy, with his distinctive signature at the top of the first page. Sitgreaves was a Federalist party House representative from Pennsylvania from 1795 to 1798. Here, the widow of a Cherokee chief petitions the U. S. House of Representatives for financial relief after her husband and "a number of well disposed Indians" were killed by "John Beard, and a number of armed men" in an attack on the Tennessee frontier in 1793. While agreeing that Hanging maw had been "uniformly friendly" to white settlers, and that he had been murdered, the House denies the claim, instead recommending to the widow that she take up her case with the Indian Department. A rare imprint, as OCLC locates just eight copies. EVANS 32999. OCLC 12431691.

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        Probable Incidents: or, Scenes in Life, A Novel. In two Volumes.

      Printed for William Lane, at the Minerva-Press,, London, 1797 - 2 Bde. London, Printed for William Lane, at the Minerva-Press, 1797. 16,2x10,2 cm. Titelbl., 199 S.; Titelbl., 208 S. HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Blakey p. 182. - Erstausgabe. - Der Bogen F (F-F8) falsch paginiert (S. 97-112 anstatt 65-80) bei Band 2. - (2 Blatt [S. 55-58] in Kopien eingebunden. Einbände etwas berieben. Innen stellenweise fleckig oder gebräunt). - Gutes Exemplar, Sehr selten. Sprache: Englisch HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PICTURESQUE VIEWS ON THE RIVER WYE

      R. Faulder, T. Egerton 1797 - 1st 1797. Very good condition with no wrapper. 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. Map showing the course of the River Wye, 30 sepia aquatints plus b/w portrait plate of John Kyrle. xii + 159 pages + errata slip. Three-quarter brown calf binding, raised bands, gilt decorations and title to spine. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. 9" x 6.5". All plates present. Prelims foxed. No half-title but no evidence of any removal. Some pencil annotation. Bookplate of J. Arthur Hutton, the famous angling author, on front pastedown. Hutton wrote numerous books on salmon fishing and of particular relevance here given the book title are Wye Salmon and Other Fish; Rod-Fishing for Salmon on the Wye. Slight rubbing to spine. Overall a handsome copy. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Remarks on the Antiquities of Romee and its Environs: being a classical and topographical survey of the ruins of that celebrated city. Illustrated with engravings.,

      London, printed by W. Bulmer and Co. and sold by G. Nicol, 1797 - IV, 478 (12) S. mit gestochenem Autorenporträt als Frontispiz und sowie 12 gestochenen Tafeln, davon 5 mehrfach gefaltet. Sehr gut erhalten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 4°, HLeder der zeitmit RSchild und RVergoldung, Lederecken.

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        Antiquité d' Herculanum , Gravées Par F. A. David Avec Leurs Explications. Tome X. Les Plus Belles Peintures Antiques, et Les Marbres, Bronzes, Meubles, Etc. Trouvés Dans Les Excavations d'Herculanum, Stabia et Pompeïa.

      Chez L'auteur, Paris 1797 - 86pp. de texto a gran papel y 59 láminas en muy buen papel de hilo. Ejemplar en muy buen estado de conservación, encuadernado en el siglo XX a media piel, lomera con tejuelo. Encuadernación firmada por Romeo. Size: 4ºmayor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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