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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]

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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

      Paris: Bureau der Pasigraphie, 1797. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition. 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.

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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 “oppressive, impolitic and illegal”. 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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        The Antiquities of Nottinghamshire

      J WALKER, London 1797 - 3 volumes complete (see note on plates) of the 3nd and best edition of this work. Substantially revised by Throsby. This set has uncut pages, superbly rebound in half leather and marbled boards. Using the guidelines for the binder it is missing two plates, Volume 1 the Roman Route opposite page 73 and Volume 1 a portrait to face the title page. It does have 3 additional plates to volume 2 facing pages 80, 84 & 98 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome and Its Vicinity Executed from Drawings Made Upon the Spot in the Year 1791.

      R. Edwards. 1797 - Part One. COLOURED COPY with 30 fine Coloured Views by Merigot dated 1797. Large Paper Copy 16" tall. Disbound, excellent coloured plates ideal to frame or to rebind

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        Observations and experiments on the colour of blood.

      - PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, complete volume 87 (1797): pp416-431. With: Cruikshank, William Cumberland (1745-1800) Experiments in which, on the third day after impregnation, the ova of rabbits were found in the fallopian tubes; and on the fourth day after impregnation in the uterus itself; with the first appearance of the foetus. Ibid. 197-214. Folding plate. With: Wollaston, William Hyde (1766-1828). On gouty and urinary concretions. In: ibid.: 386-400. Whole volume, 4to. vi, [2], 546, [6], 26pp. 12 folding plates, late 19thC morocco-backed cloth, small neat uninked embossed library name on title and occasionally elsewhere, London: Peter Elmsly [for Royal Society], 1797. First Editions. Garrison-Morton 863.1 (Wells); 1218 (Cruikshank); 4282 (Wollaston). Wells was an American-born physician who received his medical training at the University of Edinburgh and spent most of his adult life in London, where he practiced medicine and performed scientific research in a number of areas. In the present paper Wells demonstrated that the colouring matter in blood is not iron but a complex organic substance; this was later identified as haematin, an iron compound responsible for haemoglobin's oxygen-carrying properties. Wells also made significant contributions to our understanding of binocular vision, and outlined a theory of natural selection prior to Darwin. Cruikshank's experiments, undertaken to confirm de Graaf's theories on generation in the rabbit, were undertaken in 1778 but not reported to the Royal Society until nearly 20 years later. Repeating de Graaf's experiments a total of 29 times, Cruikshank was able to show "that the ovum is formed in, and comes out of, the ovarium after conception. It then passes down the fallopian tube, in which it is sometimes retained and prevented from entering the uterus. A successful passage to the uterus takes four days. De Graaf did not see the foetus until the tenth day, whereas Cruikshank saw it on the eighth; and de Graaf only observed one ovum, while Cruikshank observed twenty-eight. By means of these experiments Cruikshank was able to throw some light on human reproduction, particularly on the causes of extrauterine pregnancies" (DSB). Wollaston's paper "showed that, in addition to stones consisting of uric acid, renal calculi might also consist of calcium phosphate, magnesium, ammonium phosphate, and calcium oxalate, or a mixture of these" (G-M). 33818

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        A pair of Trompe-l'Oeil of Assignats].

      c.1797]., [Paris, - A pair hand-coloured engravings. On 19th February 1796, a huge pile of money was set alight in Paris on Place des Piques (formerly, and subsequently Place Vendôme) to the sound of public rejoicing and cries of 'vive la liberté'.The victim of this iconoclastic flourish was the assignat. Assignats were paper money issued by the National Assembly in France from 1789 to 1796, during the French Revolution. The assignats were issued after the confiscation of church properties in 1790 because the government was bankrupt. The government thought that the financial problems could be solved by printing certificates representing the value of church properties. These church lands became known as biens nationaux ("national goods"). Assignats were used to successfully retire a significant portion of the national debt as they were accepted as legitimate payment by domestic and international creditors. Certain precautions not taken concerning their excessive reissue and comingling with general currency in circulation caused hyperinflation.Originally meant as bonds, they evolved into a currency used as legal tender. As there was no control over the amount to be printed, the value of the assignats exceeded that of the confiscated properties. This caused massive hyperinflation. In the beginning of 1792, they had lost most of their nominal value. In 1796, the Directoire issued Mandats, a currency in the form of land warrants to replace the assignats, although these too quickly failed.This hyperinflation was stirred up by repeated food shortages. Instead of solving the financial problems, the assignats became a catalyst for (food) riots. Instability continued after the abolition of the monarchy, exacerbated by the wars France faced. This situation impeded the implementation of good financial policies that would reduce debts. Bills such as the Maximum Price Act of 1793 aimed to regulate inflation.When the Directoire came into power in 1795 the Maximum Price Act was lifted. Hyperinflation reemerged and in the next four years Paris was the stage of yet more riots.The inflation was finally solved by Napoleon in 1803 by introducing the franc as the new currency. By this time, the assignats were basically worthless. The use of the Trompe'l-Oeil was, therefore, an obvious and popular play on the devalued paper.

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      - Traducido al castellano por Juan Álvarez Guerra. Madrid. Imp. Real. Por Pedro Julián Pereyra. 1797-1803. 1ª edic. 21x15 cm. T. I, LII + 422 págs. + 6 láms. * T. II, 471 págs. + 12 láms. (la 5, tiene 2, a y b) + 1 tabla * T. III, 470 págs. + 6 láms. * T. IV, 483 págs. + 6 láms. * T. V, 463 págs. + 12 láms. * T. VI, 488 págs. + 3 láms. * T. VII, 494 págs. + 11 láms. 1 tabla * T. VIII, 482 págs. + 6 láms. * T. IX, 463 págs. + 15 láms. 2 tablas * T. X, 464 págs. + 4 láms. * T. XI, 475 págs. 12 láms. * T. XII, 496 págs. + 2 láms. * T. XIII, 435 págs. + 24 láms. * T. XIV, 480 págs. + 9 láms. * T. XV, 548 págs. + 13 láms. * T. XVI, 474 págs. los grabados (todos numerados) al agua fuerte son Miguel Gamborino, y Navia, y las Tablas están plegados, plena piel época, doble tejuelo por vol. Planos, cantos y lomo con hierros dorados, guardas al agua, cintas, cortes tintados. Muy limpio (tomo 14, últimas 20 págs. con marca de agua en el margen derecho, sin afectar) buenos márgenes, el Tomo X, difiere de la encuadernación al resto, plena piel estilo árbol, 2 tejuelos, guardas al agua. Excelentes ejemplares y rara. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DISAMINA DEGLI SCRITTORI, E DEI MONUMENTI RISGUARDANTI S. RUFINO VESCOVO, E MARTIRE DI ASISI. Nella quale si dà opera a illustrare la storia di questo santo martire, di conciliare le varie sentenze, e di rivendicare dalle opposizioni la tradizione della Chiesa Assisinate circa questo suo primario Protettore. Asisi nella Tipografia Sgarigliana, 1797.

      - Bella ril. in piena pelle recente, tit. in oro e nerv. al dorso, cm 29x22, pp XXIII, 542 di t., all’antip. 1 tav. ripieg. inc. da T. Bracchi con grande immagine di S. Rufino, in fine 10 inc. di cui 3 con disegni di rilievo della Basilica, 1 con un dettaglio degli ornati della facciata, 2 con disegni di rilievo del campanile, 2 con reperti romani, 1 con grande busto di S. Rufino, 1 con grande stemma araldico. Vecchia gora giallina di umidità all’angolo delle prime carte, peraltro ottimo esemplare a pagine ancora chiuse con barbe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage De La Perouse Autour Du Monde, Publie Conformement Au Decret Du 22 Avril 1791, et Redige Par M. L. A. Milet-Mureau

      Paris: Imprimerie De La Republique, 1797. 5 volumes: 4 text volumes, 4to., (11 7/8 x 8 6/8 inches); Atlas volume, folio (22 x 17 inches). Engraved frontispiece portrait of Galaup after Alex Tardieu in the first of the text volumes. Engraved title-page, fine large engraved double-page folding map of "Mappe Monde ou Carte Reduite du Parties commes de Globe pour servir a Voyage de la Perouse. 1785,86,87,88.", 30 maps, including 20 folding, and 36 of 38 views, plans, and plates depicting flora, fauna and boats (without half-title to the Atlas, and plates 11, the view of Easter Island, and 23 the plate of the costumes and inhabitants of Port des France on the North-West coast of America). Text volumes bound in contemporary tree calf, spines elaborately decorated in gilt, Atlas volume uniformly bound in half calf marbled paper boards (extremities of text volumes scuffed, Atlas volume extremities worn). First edition. The voyage of La Perouse is "one of the most important scientific explorations ever undertaken to the Pacific and the west coast of North America. In 1785 this expedition sailed from France with La Perouse in command of two frigates; he captained the "Boussole", while her sister ship, the "Astrolabe", was captained by Paul-Antoine Langle. The charge to the expedition was to examine such parts of the region as had not been explored by Captain Cook; to seek for an interoceanic passage; to make scientific observations on the various countries, peoples, and products; to obtain reliable information about the fur trade and the extent of the Spanish settlements in California; and to promote the inducements for French enterprise in that quarter. The voyage also included the first foreign scientific group ever to visit Alta California, in 1786. Accounts are given of Easter Island, Hawaii, Macao, Formosa, the Aleutian Islands, Samoa, Tonga, and Australia.. The two ships set sail from Botany Bay, in 1788 and were never heard of again" (Hill). The expedition and this atlas are especially regarded for superb mapping of the Alaskan and Californian coasts. Maps include San Diego, Monterey, and the whole of the Northwest coast. "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 18th century" (Howell). Catalogued by Kate Hunter..

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        The Fables

      J. Edwards, London 1797 - The Fables of John Dryden, Ornamented with Engravings from the Pencil of the Right Hon. Lady Diana Beauclerc. London. Printed by T. Bensley for J. Edwards, 1797. Folio (380 x 255 mm.), pp. xviii, 241, 9 stipple-engraved plates and 15 head- or tail-pieces by Bartolozzi and others. Bound without half-title in roughly contemporary half calf over marbled boards (scuffed), 20C rebacking, raised bands between gilt rules, lettered direct, corners expertly repaired, inner hinges reinforced with cloth. Internally clean, very faint tanning to a few pages/edges, light unobtrusive spotting to a couple of plates. A very good copy.

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        Ratio instituti clinici Ticinensis a mense Januario usque ad finem Junii MDCCXCV.

      Vienna, Camesina et Soc., 1797. - cxii, (1), 299, (1) pp., (1 l., 1 blank l.), 1 large folding engraved copperplate, 4 large folding tables. 8°, contemporary tree sheep (some slight wear), flat spine gilt, crimson leather lettering piece, gilt letter, marbled endleaves, text block edges sprinkled blue. Overall in very good to fine condition. Small contemporary ink notation in lower margin of title page. ---- FIRST EDITION; contains case histories of various diseases, including diabetes and diabetes insipidus, which J.P. Frank was the first to define. The plate shows the pericardium. The folding tables chart weather conditions for December 1794 through March 1795. The work was reprinted Venice, 1799.Joseph Frank (1774-1841) was a German physician who taught at Pavia, Vilnius, and Vienna. Like his father, Johan Peter Frank, he was an adherent of the Brunonian system, although he later introduced some modifications to it. An eminent figure in the Vienna school of practical medicine, he is most noted for his successful clinical methods and his sound theories for studying the facts of a disease during life and after death. The main hero in Balzac's novel @Le Medicin de Compagne is said to possess some features of this famous professor, who along with his wife, the talented Viennese singer Kristin Gerhardy, took an active part in cultural and philanthropic activities.The preface to this work was written by Joseph's father, Johann Peter Frank, and contains a lengthy exposition of the theories of John Brown.---- National Library of Medicine, @Eighteenth-Century STC p. 159. Wellcome III, 61 (cited as 2 vols. in 1). Neu, @Chemistry, Medicine & Pharmacy Books in the University of Wisconsin 1500. NUC: WU, DNLM, MnU. OCLC: 462186696; 648022007; 311934058; 88769633; 55778128; 56789502; 4572187; 320746773; 457359015. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Commentaries on the Law of Scotland, respecting the description and punishment of Crimes.

      Bell & Bradfute, Edinburgh 1797 - 2 vols. 4to. Half title pages. Pp lxiii, 489; 618. Full calf, re-backed with new endpapers. Boards considerably worn. Front external hinge of vol 2 partially split (though holding securely) Title pages foxed. Extra postage at cost will be required. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lithograph portrait by T. H. Maguire

      <p>Lyell, Charles (1797-1875). Lithograph portrait with facsimile signature, by Thomas Herbert Maguire (1821-95), lithographed by M. & H. Hanhart. [Ipswich: G. Ransome,] 1849 (dated in the plate). 610 x 440 mm.; image (without signature) measures 242 x 292 mm. One corner chipped, small tear in lower margin, but image in excellent condition.</p><p>First Edition. The largest and best portrait of Charles Lyell, the foremost British geologist of the nineteenth century, and author of Principles of Geology (1830-33), which had an enormous influence on Charles Darwin. The portrait formed part of a series titled Portraits of Honorary Members of the Ipswich Museum, published in 1852 by G. Ransome. Very rare. </p>

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        The Book of Common Prayer

      Oxford - W. Dawson, T. Bensley, and J. Cooke 1797 - A scarce late eighteenth century edition, bound in full leather with decorative gilt borders. With marbled endpapers. Direct from the library at Newton Hall, the 18th century country house and estate in Northumberland, with a pencil shelfmark to the front free-endpaper. The book of common prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the Church of England; together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches. Signed by J. Cook on the front blank and title page, and with ink notes in copperplate signed by the same on the rear blank. Reverend Joseph Cook of Newton-on-the-Moor, d. 1844, was vicar of Chatton and Shilbottle, and held the estate at Newton Hall, Northumberland. He married Sarah Widdrington in 1786. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm, but eight leaves in the Morning Prayer are partially detached. There is very mild wear to the extremities, with onlyvery mild edgewear and rubbing to justthe spine. Internally the pages are generally clean with occasional spots. There is slight browning. Overall the condition is very good indeed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tab 32 - Sphinx Convolvuli(Hawk Moth)

      London : Printed by T. Bensley, for J. Edwards [etc.] 1797. - John Abbot (1751- ca. 1840) & Sir James Smith (1759-1828) A Selection from The Natural History of the Rare Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia London : Printed by T. Bensley, for J. Edwards [etc.] 1797. Engravings with original hand color Framed size: 23&#148; x 19 1/2&#148; Condition: very good John Abbot was one of the best natural history artists working in North America during the pre-Audubon era. He was born in Turnham Green, west London, in 1751, but emigrated to America in 1773, arriving in Virginia, before settling in Georgia in 1775. There he spent much of his life studying and completing a large series of drawings of local birds and insects. The majority of his drawings, like many artist (he completed more than 5000 watercolors) remained unpublished during his lifetime. His reputation languished until 1896, when his ornithological works were re-discovered. The quality and range of Abbot&#146;s work places him on a parallel level to Catesby, Wilson, and Audubon, and he recorded the fauna of Georgia more thoroughly and at an earlier date than any other region of America. Abbot&#146;s work was edited by Sir James Smith, botanist, co-founder and first president of the Linnaean Society in London. John Abbot was involved in the study of natural history before he left England and is known to have kept in touch with scientific friends in London. It is unknown who contacted whom with the suggestion for the present publication, but the introduction between Smith and Abbot was probably arranged by a mutual London friend. The Linnaean Society have notes from Abbot to Smith with suggestions about the form the work. Writing in the preface, Smith notes that &#147;The materials of the following work have been collected on the spot by a faithful observer, Mr. John Abbot, many years resident in Georgia, who, after having previoously studied the metamorphoses of English insects, pursued his enquiries among those of Georgia and the neighbouring parts of North America. The result of observations he has delineated in a style of beauty and accuracy which can scarcely be excelled, and has accompanied his figures with an account, as well as representation, of the plants on which each insect chiefly feeds, together with many circumstances of its manners, times of the different metamorphoses, and other interessting particulars.&#148;

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        The Two Shoemakers. In five parts.

      Sold by Howard and Evans Printers to the Cheap Repository. by J. Hatchard by S. Hazard Bath; and by all Booksellers Newsmen & Hawkers in Town & Country c 1797 - FIRST EDITION, with a large woodcut on the title-page, slightly browned, pp. 60, 8vo, old calf backed boards, rebacked, sound The title-page states quite plainly &#145;in five parts&#146;: at the end of the text however is announced as &#145;just published&#146; &#145;Part the 6th&#146;. ESTC gives the sixth part a separate number (BL only). (ESTC N14163, UCLA only, including the sixth part)

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        Histoire De Russie, Representee Par Figures, Accompagnees D'Un Precis Historique. Les Figures Gravees Par F.A. David, Associe Libre De L'Academie De Peinture Et De Sculpture De Berlin, D'Apres Les Dessins De Monnet

      Boiste 1797-1799, Paris - 102, 104 pages. 26.5 x 20 cm. With additional engraved titles, and 36 sanguine plates [with tissue guards] by Francois Anne after Charles Monnet, an historical and portrait painter born in Paris about 1730, admitted into the Academy in 1765. Chronological Table of Illustrations from 862-1681 end of both volumes. Interior contents plates and text clean, extra engraved title Vol. II toned, 1 x 4 centimeter at lower margin edge of title lacking with no text affected, marbled endpapers, corners worn.Contemporary calf rebacked, leather spine labels printed in gilt. Aeg. Very good. 2 vols. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Raccolta di bandi, notificazioni, editti & c. pubblicati in Bologna dopo l'ingresso delle truppe francesi. (Parti 1-19). Disponiamo delle parti 1-13.

      Bologna, Stamperia camerale 1796- 1797 - tredici parti rilegate in 4 volumi in-16° di pp. 86-90-73-80; 77-89-89; 106-93-102; 95-81-72. Legature in cartonato coevo con titolo ai dorsi. Doppio setmma ai frontespizi. Vecchi e ininfluneti aloni su alcune pagine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Plan for the Conduct of Female Education

      - in Boarding Schools, First Edition, half title, engraved frontispiece, 128pp 4to, new half morocco old style, traces of old library marks on verso of title but a good copy, rare, Derby, Johnson, 1797. "Erasmus Darwin [father of Charles Darwin] held that the sciences were not only for boys but should be extended to girls are part of their regular education in school. In Female Education [written to aid two of his own daughters in the establishment of a school] he advocates a curriculum covering grammar, languages, arithmetic, geography, civil and natural history, arts and sciences; for example botany, an outline of chemistry "a sketch of mineralogy" which should refer not only to precious stones but also to mining and the composition of soils, a necessary foundation for the theory and practice of agriculture. The girls should also be introduced to astronomy, mechanics, hydrostatics and optics; while "electricity and magnetism" should be acquired by attending lectures in experimental philosophy given by "itinerant philosophers" - the travelling lecturer being a feature of the age." -Simon, I, 52ff. Simon also praises Darwin for the early emphasis he placed on the all round moral, cultural, aesthetic and physical development of the child. He also gives tribute to Darwin's insights into the ways in which physical circumstances affect mental development. The present book, furthermore, is full of fascinating detail about how a school could be run practically in the late eighteenth-century, with a good deal of attention given to the need for exercise, fresh air, effective ventilation, healthy clothing, diet &c., &c. Photograph available on request.

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        Oeuvres de Gessner.

      Chez Dufart 1797 - - Chez Dufart, A Paris S.d. [1797], 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20cm), (2) xvj 17 - 367p. et (2) 447pp., relié. - Nouvelle édition, illustrée de deux titres gravés, un portrait, 9 figures au tome I et 15 au tome II, soit 27 gravures par Monnet, Marillier, Giraud, gravées par Letellier, Dupré. La même édition présente dans les catalogues d'Oxford ne contient que 18 figures. Plein Veau glacé d'époque raciné. Dos lisse richement orné de 4 fers dont deux différents, avec encadrements et roulettes. Pièce de titre de maroquin rouge et de tomaison de maroquin vert. Roulette d'encadrement sur les plats roulette sur les coupes. Tranches marbrées. Une épidermure en tête du tome 2. Légers frottements aux coins et coiffes. Bel exemplaire. Cette édition contient La mort d'Abel Le premier navigateur Daphnis. Le tome second contient quant à lui diverses pièces isolées complétées par des lettres. Gessner fut abondamment goûté en son temps rénovateur du genre idyllique et pastoral, il fut dans le genre poétique aux côté de Rousseau et de Bernardin de Saint Pierre. (2) xvj 17 - 367p. et (2) 447pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        darinn alle Städte, Flecken, Herrschaften, Schlösser, Landgüter, Edelsitze, Klöster, Dörfer, wie auch verfallene Schlösser und Städte unter den ehemaligen, und jetzigen Benennungen sammt ihren Merkwürdigkeiten beschrieben werden. Verfasset von Jaroslaus Schaller, a St. Josepho, Priester des Ordens der frommen Schulen, Ehrenmitgliede der königl. preußischen Gesellschaft naturforschender Freunde in Berlin und Halle, und wirklichem Mitgliede der gelehrten Gesellschaft in Jena. 4 Teile in 1 Buch: Dreyzehnter Theil: Budweiser Kreis. Mit einem Titelkupfer "Königl. Stadt Budweis". Vierzehnter Theil: Taborer Kreis. Mit einem Titelkupfer "Königl. Kreisstadt Tabor". Fünfzehnter Theil: Königgrätzer Kreis. Mit einem Titelkupfer "Königl. Stadt Königgrat

      in der von Schönfeldschen Handlung., Prag und Wien, 1797 - 203, 156, 250, 156 Seiten. Jeder Teil mit einem summarischen Inhaltsverzeichnis. Frakturdruck. - Ein Exemplar aus dem Besitz des Freiherrn von Schönau. Mit eingdruckter Widmung: Seiner Hochreichsgräflichen Exzellenz, dem Hochgebohrnen Herrn Herrn Franz Georg Karl des heiligen römischen Reichs Grafen von Metternich Winnenburg und Beilstein, Herrn der Herrschaft Königswart, Spurkenburg, Nannheim, Oberehe, Rheinardstein, und Poussenur, des hohen Erzstiftes Mainz Erbkämmerer, des heil. Stephansordens Großkreuz, Sr. k. k. apost. Majestät Kämmerer, wirklichen geheimen Rathe, und beollmächtigten Minister an den kurfürstlichen Höfen Trier und Kölln, wie auch an dem westphälischen Kreise, Grädigstem Herrn Herrn (12. Teil). Sprache: de Marmorierter Halbleinenband mit eleganter Rückenvergoldung und gesprenkeltem Ganzschnitt. (Deckel minimal beschabt. Farbige Familienplakette auf Deckelinnenseite "Freiherr von Schönau"). - Ein gut erhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar ohne Eintragungen.

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        BELL'S BRITISH THEATRE, Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays. Complete Set of 140 Plays in 34 Leather Bound Volumes.

      George Cawthorn & John Bell at British Library, Strand, London 1797 - Most still well bound with wear to extremeties as expected. Only vol 12 would be described as poor which is missing it's spine (but otherwise still well bound together) & vol 25 has a little bit of spine missing (see pic) . Most of the black labels missing. All edges clean cut & 'speckle' decorated. Decorative bookplate of original owner John Spicer in each. Each play has it's own title page with printing dates generally between 1791 & 1796. If you wish to purchase this set please contact me first (by using Ask Bookseller a Question) to check availability & for the correct postage amount which will be more than the generic amount shown. Vols consist of (last few vols truncated by space availabe - please ask me for the complete list) 1. Comus, A Mask - Milton, Alchymist - Ben Jonson, Love for Love - Congreve, Rival Queens - Lee 2. Spanish Friar - Dryden, Boadicea - Glover, Minor - Foote, Refusal - Cibber 3. Fair Penitent - Rowe, Douglas - Home, Cato - Addison, Jane Shore - Rowe, Roman Father - Whitehead 4. Every Man In His Humour - Ben Jonson, Suspicious Husband - Hoadly, Grecian Daughter - Murphy, Choleric Man - Cumberland 5. Cleone - Dodsley, Isabella - Altered from Southern, She Wou'd and She Wou'd Not - Cibber, Discovery - Mrs Frances Sheridan 6. Distressed Mother - Philips, Earl of Essex - Jones, Medea - Glover, Gamesters - Shirley & Johnson, Battle of Hastings -Cumberland 7. Love make a man - Cibber, Alzira - Hill, School for wives - Kelly, School for lovers - Whithead 8. Maid of the Mill - Bickerstaff, Rule a wife - Beaumont & Fletcher, Careless Husband - Cibber, Revenge - Young 9. Orphan - Otway, Country Lasses - Charles Johnson, She Stoops to Conquer - Goldsmith, Black Prince - W. Shirley 10. Beaux stratagem - Farquhar, Gamester - Moore, Double Gallant- Cibber, Theodosius - Lee 11. Beggar's Opera - Gay, Chances - Altered from Beaumont & Fletcher, Miser - Fielding, Foundling - Moore 12. Bold stroke for a wife - Mrs Centlivre, All in the wrong - Murphy, Brothers -Cumberland, Siege of Damascus - Hughes. 13. Love in a village - Bickerstaff, Country Girl - Altered from Wycherly by Garrick, Conscious lovers - Steele, Recruitiing Officer - Farquhar 14. Fair Quaker of Deal - Charles Shadwell, Tancred & Sigismunda - Thomson, George Barnwell - Lillo, Clandestine Marriage - Colman & Garrick 15. Venice preserved - Otway, Lady Jane Grey - Rowe, Oedipus - Dryden & Lee, Ximena - Cibber 16. Busy Body - Mrs Centlivre, All for Love - Dryden, Constant Couple - Farquhar, Carmelite - Cumberland 17. Zara - Hill, Way to keep him - Murphy, Good Natured Man - Goldsmith, Earl of Warwick -Franklin 18. Philaster - Beaumont & Fletcher, Provoked husband - Vanbrugh and Cibber, Fashionable lovers - Cumberland, Countess of Salisbury - Hall Hartson 19. Mourning Bride - Congreve, Oroonoko - Southern, West Indian - Cumberland, Kin Charles I - Havard 20. Tender husband - Steele, Committee - Howard, Matural Joy - Cumberland, Jealous wife - Colman. 21. Lionel & Clarissa - Bickerstaff, Hypocrite - Altered from Cibber, Wonder - Mrs Centlivre, Amphytrion - Altered from Dryden.22. Albion Queens - Banks, Tamerlane - Rowe, Confederacy - Vanbrugh, Drummer - Addison 23. Merope - Hill, Mahomet - Miller, Cymon - Garrick, Plain Dealer - Wycherly, Fatal Curiosity - Lillo 24. Lady's Last Stake - Cibber, Cyrus - Hoole, Gleonice - Hoole, Orphan of China - Murphy. 25. The Gentle Shepherd - Ramsay, The Mistake - Vanbrugh, Ambitious step-mother - Rowe, Irene - Dr Johnson. 26. Mariamne - Fenton, Barbarossa - Brown, Relapse - Vanbrugh, Eurydice - Mallet. 27. The provok'd wife - Vanbrugh, The Funeral - Steele, The Royal convert - Rowe, Man of the World - Macklin. 28. The Double Dealer - Congreve, The Old Batchelor - Congreve, Henry the Second, Hull, Phaedra and Hippolitus - Smith. 29. Pericles - Shakspere, Busiris - Young, The Rehearsal - Buckingham, Albina - Mrs Cowley. 30. False Delicacy - Kelly, A word to the wise - Kelly, School for Rakes - Mrs Griffiths, The Brothers - Dr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Accurate Account of Lord Macartney's Embassy to China; Carefully Abridged from the Original Work; with Alterations and Corrections, by the Editor, Who Was Also an Attendant on the Embassy. Embellished with Plates

      Printed for Vernor and Hood, No. 31, Poultry, London 1797 - Frontis + title page + contents (ix-xii) + advertisement (v-viii) + 144 pages + plate facing page 42 showing 4 Chinese prostrating before a priest and statuary (plate states "Published by Vernor & Hood Jan 1798") + plate facing page 85 ("Tchien Loong: Present Emperor of China. Published May 26 1795 by Vernor & Hood Birchin Lane London") . Original boards with paper label on front cover. Remnants of original paper spine. Each board attached by two strings only. Heavy wear to edges and corners of boards. Boards very rubbed. No signatures. Minor staining to frontis. 1/2" tear in page 65/66. Rear free endpaper missing. George Macartney was the first British emissary to Peking. "Instead of granting Macartney's trade requests, the Chinese asserted that their empire was self-sufficient and that they granted the little trade that they did only as a special favour. " - Encyclopaedia Brittanica.; 12mo

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      [Various places, including Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, & Washington, D.C. 1797-1809].. Forty-four engravings. All engraved images except one are circular, with a diameter of approximately 2 1/4 inches; the engraving of William Bradford is oval and approximately 3 x 2 1/2 inches. Each image is printed on a slightly larger sheet of paper, mounted to 8 1/2 x 11-inch leaves and matted. 20th-century red morocco hinged pull-off case, cover stamped and lettered in gilt. Case lightly worn at edges and front hinge neatly separated, else fine. Most portraits identified in upper left corner of matting in modern ink; some misidentified, most of which have notes with correct identification attached. Minor foxing and/or wear to a few portraits. Small pink stain in lower margin of Frances Cadwalader Erskine portrait, not affecting image. Most portraits in fine or near fine condition. An extraordinary collection of neoclassical profile portraits drawn and engraved by the famed French-American portraitist, Charles B.J.F. de Saint-Mémin. Forty-one prominent Americans of the Federal period are represented (there are several duplicates, see below), including such major figures as George Clinton, William Bradford, Col. William Duane, and Thomas Jefferson, who sat for the artist in 1804. All but one of the portraits are executed in Saint-Mémin&#39;s characteristic profile view and framed in a roundel. The single exception is Saint- Mémin&#39;s unusual oval- shaped engraving of Charles Willson Peale&#39;s front-view portrait of William Bradford. All of the engravings are matted and contained in a gilt morocco case. Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint- Mémin was a young, aristocratic military officer when he fled France during the Revolution in 1790. In 1793 he arrived in New York with his father and soon began pursuing a career in the arts. Applying early training he had received in drawing and an eye for precision, Saint-Mémin quickly taught himself the techniques of engraving and printing, and began producing plans and landscapes of New York. In 1796 he co- founded a business creating profile portraits with the aid of a physiognotrace, a recently invented drafting device that allowed portraitists to capture their sitters&#39; profiles with extreme accuracy. After tracing a subject&#39;s profile with the physiognotrace, Saint-Mémin would complete a portrait in chalk, reduce and copy it to a copper plate using a pantograph, and finally engrave the plate and produce a series of prints. Each patron would receive the original drawing, the plate, and, typically, a dozen engravings. Saint- Mémin&#39;s business was wildly successful, and for fourteen years it sustained him as he traveled through the eastern U.S. capturing the likenesses of many leading American figures of the day. Ellen G. Miles&#39; extensive work on Saint-Mémin, published by the National Portrait Gallery, describes every aspect of his career and lists nearly a thousand of his known portraits. The portraits in the present collection are as follows, listed with Miles&#39; catalogue number accompanying each sitter&#39;s name: William Barton (42), William Bradford (78), Claude Amable Brasier (81), Jacob Burnet (111), Martha Round Caldwell (127), Mary M. Caldwell (128), George Clinton (174), John Coles III (189), Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn (230), Asbury Dickins (268), William Drayton (275), William Duane (277; two prints: 1802 and after 1808 [with caption, "Col. Wm. Duane"]), Louisa DuPonceau (288), Peter Stephen DuPonceau (289), Catherine M. Dutilh (291), Stephen (Étienne) Dutilh (294), David Montagu Erskine (306), Frances Cadwalader Erskine (307), Walter Franklin (334), Theodore Hunt (429), Thomas Jefferson (446), John Lincklaen (510), James McHenry (539), Neil MacNeal (547), John Mayo II (568), Maria Sophia Kemper Morton (595), Joseph Hopper Nicholson (619), Davis Old (627), Thomas Parke (642), Nathan Read (686), John Reynolds (691), Thomas Bolling Robertson (701), Charles Sterett (788; three copies), St. George Tucker (840), Waggaman (911), Samuel Purviance Walker (915), William Augustine Washington III (924), and William Hill Wells (937). An incredible collection, spanning nearly the entire course of Saint-Mémin&#39;s career as a portraitist, rare in its volume and quality. Miles, SAINT-MÉMIN (Washington, 1994).

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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote De La Mancha, Compuesto Por Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra - [Complete in Five Volumes]

      Madrid, J. De Sancha, 1797-98 0 - Fronts. (v.1, 4) plates. 21 cm. Nueva ed. , corr. Denuevo, con nuevas notas, con nuevas estampas, con nuevo analisis, y con la vida de el autor nuevamente aumentada, por d. Juan Antonio Pellicer. Not as celebrated as the Ibarra but has become almost as scarce particularly in such positive condition. Finely and uniformly bound in modern, cross gilt-bordered and black morocco-labelled aniline calf over marble boards. Internally the text is bright and clean with only very occasional foxing and pencil marginalia. Scans on request. 5 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1797 - Materia: Quijote antiguo del Impresor Sancha. Publicación: Madrid;Gabriel de Sancha, 1797 Descripción: en 8º (230 x 130 mm.). Prestigiosa edición del Quijote. realizada en el siglo XVIII por Gabriel de Sancha. 5 tomos. Encuadernación original en piel jaspeada (pasta española) fuertemente cosida y encolada. Lomo decorado con florones dorados, Tejuelo en rojo para título y número de tomo. Guardas en papel jaspeado, fuerte y áspero al tacto. Cantos teñido de rojo. Exlibris de Julia Grund - Fides omnia vincit. Estado de conservación: Muy buen ejemplar. Texto limpio y obra cuidada. Falto del frontis en tomo 1. Notas: Frontispicio calcográfico con el retrato de Cervantes en IV, dibujados por Monnet y grabado por Duflos. Los restantes grabados calcográficos están firmados por A. Navarro, Camarón, Ximeno, Aret y Monnet y grabadas por Moreno de Tejada y Duflos. Las hojas de mapas plegados contienen: Demostracion de la cueva de Montesinos citada por Cervantes dibujada por Paret y Plano geográfico de la laguna de Ruidera y Rio Guadiana en tomo IV y Carta geográfica de los viages de don Quijote y sitios de sus aventuras dibujado por Manuel Antº Rodriguez según las observaciones de Pellicer en Tomo V. Viñeta grabada en madera. en cabecera del prólogo del tomo. IV: Paret delin. otros datos: Gabriel de Sancha continuó con la prestigiosa imprenta de su padre, Antonio de Sancha. RRSS1

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        Saggio di Poesie.

      per li Fratelli Gozzi,, Parma, 1797 - In-8°, pp. 110, (2), cartonatura originale marmorizzata. Dedica a stampa al Conte Antonio Cerati. Fioriture, ma buon esemplare in barbe. Edizione originale, rara. Comprende delle curiose "Stazne sulla caccia de' grilli con una canzonetta per la morte di un grillo" e il poemetto in 3 canti "Le Metamorfosi". L'Avesani (Verona, 1741-ivi, 1818) fu ecclesiastico e letterato. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The State of the Poor, A History of the Labouring Classes in England, from the Conquest to the Present Time . . . And the various Plans which, from time to time, have been proposed, and adopted, for the Relief of the Poor [etc.]. Three Volumes [complete]

      London: Printed by J. Davis, For B. & J. White [and six others], 1797. Contemporary speckled calf, somewhat rubbed, rebacked, the original spines skilfully laid down, an attractive set; with the half titles and extra leaves First edition of Eden&#39;s ambitious and pioneering work, called "one of the classical works in the history of economics" and "the beginning of sociology", disclosing his adherence to Adam Smith&#39;s views of natural liberty in matters economic

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        FABLES OF JOHN DRYDEN [Bound with] LEONORA Translated from the German of Gottfried Augustus Bürger by W. R. Spencer

      London: By T. Bensley for J. Edwards and E. Harding, 1797, 1796. First edition thus of each title and a very early edition of LEONORA (Lenore), with fine provenance being from Condover Hall, the grandest manor house in Shropshire, and with at least two generations of lineage at Condover. First, with the manuscript ownership notation of Owen Smyth Owen, whose family owned the hall beginning with its construction circa 1598 and later with the fine engraved bookplate of Reginald Chomondeley, who owned Condover Hall when he was host to American writer Mark Twain in 1873. Both works ornamented with very fine engravings from the pencil of the Right Hon. Lady Diana Beauclerc, being nine plates engraved by Vandenburg, Bartolozzi, Chessman and others and with 15 engraved head and tail vignettes engraved by Bartolozzi and others within the FABLES, and 5 plates engraved by Bartolozzi and others and 4 very fine engraved vignette head pieces within LEONORA. The text of Lenore/Leonora given in both German and English, English on one page, German on the facing page. Folio, in a superb contemporary full Regency binding of red crushed morocco, both boards with a wide and elaborate gilt tooled frame in a chain-like pattern with inner frame of a rolled thistle device, the board edges gilt rolled and the turn-ins gilt tooled in Greek key. The spine elegantly decorated with six wide compartments between gilt stippled raised bands, each compartment beautifully gilt tooled around a large central gilt device, three compartments with large morocco gilt lettered and tooled labels in contrasting blue and green, one smaller gilt lettered label at the foot, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. xviii, 241; [v], 35 pp. The finest copy we have ever seen. A beautiful copy, the superb Regency binding fully original, unrestored and unsophisticated, the paper very fresh and clean, extremely minor and occasional scattered foxing only, much less then is typically seen on this title, in all very handsome and fine with excellent provenance. A BEAUTIFUL EDITION OF THESE GREAT WORKS, ILLUSTRATED WITH FINE ENGRAVINGS BY LADY DIANA BEAUCLERC AND IN AN EXCEPTIONALLY HANDSOME BINDING WITH THE PROVENANCE OF THE GRANDEST MANOR HOUSE IN SHROPSHIRE. <br> The "Fables" are Dryden&#39;s rather free but very popular translations of portions of Chaucer, Boccaccio, the first book of the ILIAD, and parts of Ovid&#39;s METAMORPHOSES, as well as some original poems. The Preface, reprinted in this edition from the original can be considered some of Dryden&#146;s most lively and unconstrained prose work. "I have endeavored to chose such fables, both ancient and modern, as contain in each of them some instructive moral, which I could prove by induction..."<br> Bürger&#146;s Poem LENORE is generally characterized as a Gothic ballad, and although the character that returns from its grave in the poem is not considered to be a vampire, the poem has been very influential on two centuries of vampire literature. William Taylor, who published the first English translation of the ballad in 1790 for Monthly Magazine, would later claim that "no German poem has been so repeatedly translated into English as Ellenore". Percy Bysshe Shelley treasured a copy of the poem which he had handwritten himself. Samuel Taylor Coleridge&#146;s Christabel was influenced by Bürger&#39;s Lenore. Influences of Bürger&#39;s poem on Keats and Wordsworth have also been noted and Lenore is also particularly famous for being cited by Bram Stoker in the early chapters of his novel Dracula.<br> &#145;A Royal manor in Anglo Saxon times, until the 16th century Condover Manor was in and out of Crown Tenure until, in 1586, Elizabeth I made a grant of the current Manor to Thomas Owen, a Member of Parliament and Recorder of Shrewsbury.<br> Built out of pink sandstone, quarried at nearby Berriewood, Condover Hall has the typical Elizabethan two storey high ground floor rooms lit by tall windows with their regular mullions and double transoms. There are fine chimneys, gables and a good example of a strapwork frieze. The grounds are laid out in formal 17th century style with boxed yew hedges and sandstone balustraded terraces decorated with Italianate terracotta vases. <br> Owned by the Owen family until the late 1860s the house then passed to the Cholmondeley family and Mary Cholmondeley (1859&#150;1925) lived in the hall for a few months in 1896 before moving to London. Her uncle, Reginald Cholmondeley had owned the house when he was host to the American writer Mark Twain (1835&#150;1910) when he visited in 1873 and 1879.

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        Seasons Illustrated with Engravings by F. Bartolozzi and P. W. Tomkins.from Original Pictures painted for the Work by W. Hamilton, R.A.

      London P.W. Tomkins 1797 - Beautiful Imperial Folio with Magnificent Engraved Plates and Vignettes THOMSON, James. BARTOLOZZI, F., [artist]. HAMILTON, W. T. , [illustrator]. The Seasons. Illustrated with Engravings by F. Bartolozzi and P. W. Tomkins.from Original Pictures painted for the Work by W. Hamilton, R.A. London: P.W. Tomkins, 1797. A magnificent edition, imperial folio (18 1/2 x 14 5/8 inches; 470 x 372 mm). [2], [5, list of subscribers], [1, contents], [2], [1]-236 pp. An engraved frontispiece and dedication leaf, five full-page engravings, ten head-and-tail pieces and five vignettes. Extra-illustrated with four later engraved full-page plates each with a vignette of a cherub, attributed to Tomkins, but from a later date. Beautifully bound by Riviere and Son in full dark red levant morocco. Boards ruled in gilt tooling. Spine elaborately stamped and lettered in gilt. Gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Some restoration to the outer hinges. Overall a beautiful copy. HBS 65343. $3,500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Fables of John Dryden, Ornamented with Engravings from the Pencil of the Right Hon. Lady Diana Beauclerc

      T. Bensley, for J. Edwards, London 1797 - Folio - over 12. Book. With bookplate of Princess Sophie, who was a daughter of King George III, and second plate of hers in slightly different style in back. Contemporary calf boards, more modern calf spine rebacking with original red title label attached thereto. xviii + 241 pp., 9 full page plates, some engraved by Bartolozzi, and also head and tail vignettes. Text pages very clean, except for offsetting, which is considerable in pages facing full page plates. Some plates are foxed in margins. A few tissue guards survive. All edges gilt. Some shelfwear to edges and corners of leather, with leather chipped or rubbed in corners. Overall, attractive volume and VG. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage En Angleterre.En Ecosse Et Aux Iles Hebrides;Ayant Pour Objet Les Sciences,Les Arts,L'Histoire Naturelle Et Les Moeurs;Avec La Description Mineralique Du Pays De Newcastle,Des Montagnes Du Derbyshire,Des Environs D'Edinburgh,De Glasgow.

      Paris H J Jansen First Edition 1797 - t/p continues."De Perth, De S.-Andrews, Du duche D'Inverary et De les grotte De Fingal" Two volumes in contemporary full calf with gilt compartments & lettering pieces, original marbled endpapers, joints rubbed & weak but holding. 8vo 430+errata & 434 ditto seven folding copper engraved plates as called for, including Scottish household interior two of Fingals Cave, [One Shown] Volcanic Basalt formation, etc.[Faujas was the first geologist to recognize the volcanic nature of the basaltic columns of Fingal's Cave, on Staffa] Vol one contains annecdotes about Sir Joseph Banks & Dr John Whitehurst. The Hunter Society copy, with their neat stamp to the half title but no other markings [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1797 - STAUNTON, Sir George. AN AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT OF AN EMBASSY FROM THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN. Together with a relation of the voyage undertaken on the occasion by His Majesty's ship the Lion, and the ship Hindostan, in the East India Company's service, to the Yellow Sea, and Gulf of Pekin; as well as of their return to Europe; with notices of the several places where they stopped in their way out and home . Taken chiefly from the papers of His Excellency the the Earl of Macartney .; Sir Erasmus Gower ., and of other Gentlemen in the several departments of the Embassy. In Three Volumes. London: Printed for G. Nicol, 1797. First octavo edition, complete as issued in 3 volumes with 3 large fold-out maps engraved by B. Baker. Pp. xvi,429; xv,383; xvii,490 + [1] foldout leaf ('Appendix VII') inserted after p. 486. Worn contemporary bindings of diced calf with gilt lettering on spine: spines are darkened, joints are starting and/or split, and the leather is pulling away from the boards, with some rippling, creasing, and chipping. The blue endpapers have lifted in places revealing early 19th-century advertisements (for new medicine, surgery, and chemistry titles from the publisher Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme) that were used as lining. Bookblocks are sound and text leaves are clean but for some scant, light foxing and a couple of gatherings whose paper has toned. Bookplate on ffep in each volume. Folding frontispiece map in each volume: 1. 'A General Chart on Mercator's Projection, to show the train of the Lion and Hindostan from England to the Gulf of Pekin in Chiana, and of the their return to England.' 42.5 x 62.5 cm. 2. 'A Sketch of a Journey from ZHE-HOL in TARTARY by land to PEKIN and from thence by water to HANG-TCHOO-FOO in CHINA,' by J. Barrow. 67 X 47.5 cm. Closed tear with an old paper repair on verso. 3. 'Sketch of a Journey from HANG- TCHOO-FOO to QUANG-TCHOO-FOO of CANTON in CHINA,' by J. Barrow. 65 x 46.5 cm. Two small closed tears mended on verso. (This edition, published in the same year and by the same publisher as the first two-volume quarto edition with the separate folio atlas of plates which was prepared at Government expense, is complete with only three maps as offered here.) Although Macartney's embassy to install a resident British minister and establish trade relations with China was not successful, it collected much interesting inform

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        The History of Little Jack.

      Piccadilly John Stockdale 1797 - 24mo. 99, (iv)pp. A "new edition," with twenty-three woodcuts. Illustrated throughout with a frontispiece and woodcuts showing scenes from Little Jack&#146;s life by John Bewick, the younger brother of the famed wood engraver and illustrator Thomas Bewick. John Bewick was apprenticed to his brother for five years and then moved to London to work on his own. He completed more than 60 works in the span of his short career (1777 to 1795). This book is a separate edition of a tale that was originally published, without illustrations, as part of The Children&#146;s Miscellany by Thomas Day. The publisher&#146;s introduction explains that this small, reasonably-priced version, first published in 1788 with twenty-two woodcuts, was intended for children who might not be able to afford more expensive books, and was meant "to diffuse, as extensively as possible, the entertainment and instruction to be derived from well-written works of this kind." Covers slightly rubbed, some wear to extremities, else fine in original Dutch paste-paper boards. Gift note inside front cover. (See Tattersfield, JB30). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of British Birds. The Figures Engraved on wood by. The History and Description of Land Birds. .Water Birds.

      Newcastle: Printed by Sol. Hogson for Beilby & Bewick & Printed by Edward Walker for T. Bewick but 1798 1804 1797 - Two volumes, imperial 8vo, second edition of "Land Birds" and first edition of "Water Birds". 445 wood engraved illustrations. Uncut in 20th century half roan, buckram sides, an excellent set. Roscoe 15a and 17a, variant C. Tattersfield 1.14 and 1.16. The vignette at p285 in volume I has not been censored. Very scarce - there being only 207 imperial 8vo copies printed of "Land Birds" and 232 of "Water Birds".

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        An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to The Emperor of China. 2 Volumes. ORIGINAL FULL CALF BINDING

      London: Printed by W. Bulmer & Co. for G. Nicol, 1797 - first edition, first printing, 2 text volumes in original full calf, complete with all pages and plates. Small folio, 30.5*24.3*9.5cm, wt:5kg.[ii]+xxxiv+518+2+xx+626=1202 pages. Firm binding, hinges of the outer covers professionally repaired and strengthened. Internally fine with crisp and bright pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        South-East View of Woodchester

      Sold by Cadell & Davies, B. & J. White, Edwards, Payne, Robson, Nicol, Elmsley and Leigh & Sotheby, London 1797 - A lovely view of Woodchester in Gloucestershire by Samuel Lysons from "Roman Antiquities at Woodchester". This is a wonderful view of Woodchester in the county of Gloucestershire from Samuel Lyson's seminal work entitled "Roman Antiquities at Woodchester". Lyson's beautiful work contains forty aquatinted plates etched by himself from his own drawings, and descriptive text in English and French. Lyson's was a well respected antiquary and his work on the Roman finds in Gloucestershire added a large body of knowledge to the field. Amongst his other published works is the colossal "Reliquiæ Britannico-Romanæ" which details Roman relics found throughout England. He assisted his brother Daniel on the 'Magna Britannia,' and contributed to 'Archæologia". Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland: In Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860 p. 92, no. 143 plate 2. Coloured aquatint. In excellent condition. Double crease down the center where it has been folded in a book. Image size: 18 13/16 x 20 3/4 inches.

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        Travels in Hungary, with a Short Account of Vienna in the Year 1793.

      London, G. G. & J. Robinson, 1797. - 4to. With folding hand-coloured engr. map, 16 engr. plates (some folding), and folding engr. table. Modern half calf with giltstamped red spine label and marbled boards. All edges marbled. First edition of "the best English work respecting Hungary" (Cox), soon translated into Dutch and French. Includes a chapter entitled "Alpine Excursions", describing the author's plant hunting activities. The chapter on Vienna, an account of which historiography has taken surprisingly little notice, deals extensively with the local gluttonous eating habits first described (and since immortalized) by Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini three and a half centuries earlier. Townson continues to describe at length the Imperial hothouses and zoo at Schönbrunn Palace. The book is also "a work valuable to the natural historian, particularly the mineralogist; it also contains a very particular account of the Tokay wines" (Lowndes). - The Surrey-born naturalist Robert Townson (1762-1827) took a year off from his studies at Göttingen, traveling to Vienna and throughout Austrian Habsburg lands. "He returned to Göttingen and published his first works, on reptilian physiology, in 1794 and 1795. He returned home in 1795 and was awarded the degree of LLD in 1796 by Edinburgh University. He settled again in Shropshire where his 'Travels in Hungary' (1797) was written. This contained pioneering botanical, entomological, and petrographic observations and spirited descriptions of his exploits, including those in the Tatra Mountains and in Slovakian caves" (ODNB). - An excellent copy in an appealing modern binding. Cox I, 168. Brunet VI, 20298. Not in Nissen (BBI) nor Simon (Bibl. Vin.) nor Simon (Bibl. Gastr.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Instructions and Regulations for the Formations and Movements of the Cavalry. [with] An Elucidation of Several Parts of His Majesty&#146;s Regulations for the Formations and Movements

      [London]: Printed for the War-Office, by T. Egerton, (1797) & 1798. . Two volumes, first editions, 8vo, (iv), ix-xv, (i), 342 pp, with 16 folding plates; (iv), 54 pp, 31 folding plates. A few spots and some faint browning, neat repair to tear on plate IX in the second work, contemporary signatures of James Frampton (?of the Dorset Yeomanry Cavalry) and Ralph Baxter (?6th Dragoons) to the respective fly leaves of each work. Both volumes uncut in the original boards, edges rubbed, neatly rebacked at different times, the first work with a modern printed label, the second with the original label preserved. Detailed works listing the various commands and providing guidance on how they should be carried out. In his short preface to the Instructions, Fawcett writes that &#147;every Officer of Cavalry shall be provided with a Copy of these Regulations, and the Commanding Officers of Corps are to take Care that this Order be duly observed&#148;. The Elucidations were &#147;intended for the immediate instruction of officers on their entering into the Cavalry Service&#148; and was &#147;recommended to the Attention and Practice of all Regimental Officers&#148;. Fawcett was one of the main figures responsible for standardising the Army&#146;s procedures during this time, &#147;outstanding works... crucial in preparing the army for the great struggle against revolutionary and Napoleonic France&#148; (ODNB). Neither work is common, ESTC lists only 3 copies of the Instructions in the UK plus 6 in the US and 4 copies of the Elucidation in the UK and 1 copy in the US.

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        Sepher Habris

      Joseph Karl Neimans, Bruenn 1797 - 128 leaves, 67 leaves, (7). Black cloth. Red and blue speckled edges. Decorated initials and tail pieces. First printed in Bruenn in 1797, Sepher Habris was the first Haskalah book that was allowed to be studied in yeshivot. Printed with approbations from numerous rabbis. It takes the form of a kabbalistic book, but actually is about science and mathematics. While printed anonymously, the author was Phinehas Elijah b. Meir Horowitz, a student of the Vilna Gaon. Comes with a preface in German and Yiddish by the censor Karl Fischer added to the books in 1799. Text in Hebrew. Stamp from previous owner, Rev. E. Fried, on censor's preface and back free endpaper. Signatures of two previous owners in the opening leaves. Handwritten notes in the margins. Spine covered in tape. Corners worn. Leaf margins stained. Cover in poor condition. Interior in good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, and the Arts: illustrated with Engravings

      114 engraved plates (some folding) & one folding printed table. Five vols. Large 4to, modern calf-backed cloth (occasional spotting or light foxing), spines gilt, green morocco lettering pieces on spines. London: G.G. & J. Robinson, 1797-1802. First edition, a complete set of the first series, of the first modern scientific periodical, being a monthly publication containing original papers, translations of important foreign articles, notices of research, and a news section concerning discoveries, instruments, publications, and scientific meetings. These Journal volumes contain, inter alia, two papers of outstanding importance: John Dalton&#39;s "New Theory of the Constitution of Mixed Aeriform Fluids," his first announcement of the theory of mixed gases, the foundation of his chemical atomic theory; and Nicholson and Anthony Carlisle&#39;s "Account of the New Electrical or Galvanic Apparatus of Sig. Alex. Volta, and Experiments performed with the Same," the foundation of electro-chemistry. "In July 1800 Nicholson&#39;s Journal enjoyed its greatest coup, when it gave the first report of its proprietor&#39;s sensational electrolysis of water, in collaboration with Anthony Carlisle. The Journal immediately became the accepted vehicle and the powerful reinforcer of the resulting scientific fashion for electrolysis, a fashion which Humphry Davy effectively exploited in his own brilliant demonstration of the newly possible art of scientific careerism. Another illustration of the changes wrought by this fresh medium of scientific communication may be seen in the work of John Dalton. He used the monthly journal to engage critics of his theory of mixed gases and thereby was encouraged to persevere in the work which finally led to his chemical atomic theory."-D.S.B., X, p. 108. The First Series contains contributions by Accum, Dalton, Davy, Kirwan, Nicholson, Priestley, Fourcroy, Chaptal, Venturi, Humboldt and many other notable scientists. A fine set. Ex Bibliotheca Mechanica. .

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        Îuvres . .. Nouvelle Édition

      Paris: Chez Gide, 1797. 8 volumes bound in 5 (complete) vols., 8vo. . Contemporary full tree calf, covers with gilt-rolled borders, marbled endpapers, gilt spines with red and green leather labels. Very pretty set in contemporary binding. With the bookseller's ticket of MAIRE of Lyon, on the front pastedown of volume I . Lovely little collection of works by the son of the great tragedian. Includes: Vol. 1: Memoires sur la vie de Jean Racine; Vol. 2: Poésies nouvelles; Vols. 3 & 4: Reflexions sur la poésie

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        Schattenspiele. 5 Teile in 2 Bänden. 348 S., 2 Bl.; 323 S., 5 Bl. Mit 2 Kupfertiteln, Frontispiz und Kupfertafel von Bolt. Hübsche rote Halbmaroquinbde d. Z. mit grünem Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung, Deckel mit Marmorpapierbezug und Filetenvergoldung.

      Berlin, Fr. Maurer, 1797-1798.. . Seltene Sammlung von freien Erzählungen mit originellen und phantastischen Kupfern. Die Geschichten von subtil verschleierter Erotik, die letzte widmet sich neben Reisen auch der Aufklärung. Enthält: Die Ruinen von Moyencourt - Kleine Erzählungen und Fragmente (darin die interessanten Übersetzungen nach Guicciardini) - Chamfort - sowie eine Art Pendant zu Dantes 'Hölle': 'Abaris oder die Wunder der Hölle', in Versen und Prosa - Das Götterstündchen am Kamin - Hippolite de Vivonnes Reisen um die Welt (übers. a. d. franz. Handschrift d. Verfassers). Die oft französisch inspirierten Erzählungen wurden wohl von royalistischen Flüchtlingen verfasst; ihre beißenden Bemerkungen zum Republikanismus zeugen von feiner Beobachtungsgabe. Johann Friedrich Bolt (1769-1836), Kupferstecher und Zeichner, war Schüler Daniel Bergers und stark von Chodowiecki beeinflusst (vgl. Thieme/Becker IV 255). - Teils stockfleckig, Teil 2 stärker. - Hayn/G. VII 127 (ausführlich). Rümann 1003. Vgl. Olderdißen 64, der diesen Titel verwechselt mit 'Schattenspiele von C. G. Cramer Verfasser des Erasmus Schleicher' und irrig als Erstausgabe von Cramers Werk angibt, obwohl die enthaltenen Erzählungen keine Übereinstimmung aufweisen.

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