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        Regole armoniche o sieno precetti ragionati per apprender la musica. Seconda edizione corretta, ed accresciuta.

      Venice, Aldolfo Cesare, 1797. - Large 8vo. (4), 207, (1) pp. With 20 folding engr. plates of musical notes. (Bound with) II: Asioli, B[onifacio]. Principi elementari di musica adottati dal R. Conservatorio di Milano per le ripetizioni giornaliere degli alunni. Mailand, (Carlo Dova for) Giovanni Ricordi, [1811]. 49, (3) pp. With 3 folding engr. plates of musical notes. Contemp. half calf with giltstamped title to spine. Second edition of this splendid instructional work (first published by Zerletti in 1775). Treats the entire field of singing technique, common musical ornaments and instrumental flourishes, and the rules of accompaniment and harmonization. In addition, Manfredini provides advice on how to interpret certain pieces (cf. MGG). V. Manfredini (1737-99) had been Kapellmeister of Empress Katharine II and teacher of her son Paul before retiring to Bologna in 1768, where he wrote his present chief theoretical work. His views on voice instruction drew severe criticism from Mancini. "The second edition (Venice, 1797) was much revised and enlarged with new sections on singing and counterpoint" (New Grove). - Bound with the undated "seconda edizione" of Asioli's principal instructional work, the "Principi elementari de musica" (first published in Milan in 1809). Asioli enjoyed a great teaching reputation; Mozart's son was among his students. Next to Simon Mayr, Asioli was regarded as one of the foremost masters in Italy. His writings on musical theory and methodology remained influential throughout most of the 19th century (cf. MGG I, 753f.). Rare in all editions; no copy at auctions since 1950. - Spine somewhat rubbed; interior slightly browned due to paper. Altogether a fine sammelband containing two important works of theoretical and practical musical instruction. I: Hirsch I, 343. Eitner VI, 299. New Grove XI, 615. MGG VIII, 1580. RISM B/VI, 533 & M-019b. ICCU CFIE\024653. OCLC 17704373. Cf. Fétis V, 427. Wolffheim I, 800. Gregory/Bartlett I, 164. - II: Eitner I, 218. Cf. MGG I, 754. New Grove I, 656.

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        POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON. With A Life of the Author, by William Hayley

      London By W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing Office for John and Josiah Boydell, and George Nicol 1794-1797 - 3 volumes. First edition of this Boydell issue, the first edition with the plates by Richard Westall, and a magnificent presentation copy, given by Lord Lansdowne, the first Marquis of Landsdowne to the French diplomat, M. Chauvet, who for many years resided at Kensington in London. An especially large copy. With 32 fine large plates, being the 28 plates by Richard Westall and 4 portraits of John Milton. Folio (41 x 30 cm), very finely bound in exceptional full contemporary bindings of crushed red morocco, French in style with fine gilt rolled borders within gilt ruled frames on all covers, each frame with corners formed with central gilt circular devices, the spines with flat gilt ruled bands creating compartments decorated with small gilt central star burst tools, one compartment lettered in gilt, a second with gilt volume numbers and additional gilt lettering at the bottom of the spines, gilt tooled edges to the covers and gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. cxxxiii, 213; 286; 300, [4] pp. A most beautiful and exceptional set. A REGAL SET OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE GREAT ENGLISH POET AND WRITER TO INCLUDE THE FAMOUS ENGRAVINGS FROM RICHARD WESTALL. The Boydells would use Westall to illustrate their two greatest printing efforts, the two greatest masters of the English language, John Milton and William Shakespeare. Though Westall’s illustrations would be used again in a number of later editions and printings, this is by far the largest, finest and most impressive of any of the presentations. The Boydell text is equally fitting to these magnificent plates, impressively laid out and making use of the fonts of William Martin. In the years that would follow, Westall would become quite famous, for these illustrations to Milton and for his portrait of Princess Victoria. He would serve as Princess Victoria’s drawing master until the time of his death in 1836. The very fine bindings are quite fitting and elegant. The volumes are beautifully fitting to the presentation inscribed in this copy and were a gift from Lord Lansdowne, William Petty, the first Marquis of Landsdowne and Prime Minister from 1782-1783, to his close friend M. Chauvet, the French diplomat who resided for many years at Kensington. The inscription is dated 1802 and correlates with Chauvet’s being recalled to France due to the growing hostilities between France and England after the Treaty of Amiens. In PARADISE LOST, PARADISE REGAINED and SAMSON AGONISTES Milton revived the heroic verse of Homer and Virgil to frame the tale of Satan and Paradise that has become the best-known epic poem written in English. He had difficulty in finding a publisher because of the plague of 1665, which killed many pressmen, and the Great Fire of the following year, which destroyed many printing houses—and those publishers who were still operating were wary of the project because of Milton's anti-Restoration sympathies. Simmons, to whom he finally came, drove a hard bargain, and according to the agreement reached and the number of copies sold, Milton was paid a total of £15. Milton’s work survives and is revered to this day as amongst the most significant poetry and prose ever penned and additionally important, at a defining moment in the development of the English language. A truly towering figure, Milton remains one of the most celebrated and analyzed poets in English literature. Dryden described ‘Paradise Lost’ as ‘one of the greatest, most noble and sublime poems which either this age or nation has produced,’ while Blake, keying in on the poem’s heretical implications, described Milton as ‘a true Poet, and of the Devil’s party without knowing it.’ This thorough collection includes not only ‘Paradise Lost’ and the other major works, including ‘Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes, and Comus’, but the sonnets, psalms, translations, and his work in Latin. As well, there is a fine Memoir of Milton and history of his literary work. PARADISE LOST has remained one of the greatest clas [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Rock of Tritchinopoly, taken on the River Cauvery

      published by Thomas Daniell, London 1797 - One the great images from the greatest illustrated work on India. This spectacular view at Tiruchirapelli shows the fort and the great rock on which it is built. The rock "rises abruptly from the bank of the Kaveri river. This natural feature represents the most important position of power in the central Tamil country, commanding the upper delta of this densly populated part of Tamil Nadu. Occupied successively by the Panyas, Cholas and Vijayanagara governors, Tiruchirapelli was occupied by the Nawab of Arcot, under the watchful eye of the British, at the time of the Daniells' visit". ( Martinelli/Michell p.151). The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is considered to be the finest illustrated works on India. Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture, and antiquities that graced the countryside. They then devoted a further thirteen years to publishing their remarkably accurate aquatints. In Britain, the impact was explosive. A cult of Indian architecture, landscaping and interior decoration arose, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as its centerpiece. The Daniells gave the English public their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement still lies in their ability to blend the picturesque with the real, resulting in images that capture the European taste for the sublime landscape, while still remaining faithful to their subjects. The Daniells brought the romance of the English landscape to the antiquities of India and provided England with an accurate vision of this wondrous country. Consisting of one hundred and forty-four views, published in six parts, the work was issued in seven stages: three sets of twenty-four plates titled Oriental Scenery with title dates of 1795, 1797, and 1801; twelve plates titled Antiquities of India dated 1799; twenty-four plates titled Hindoo Excavations dated 1803; twenty-four plates titled Views in Hindoostan dated 1807; and twelve further plates of Antiquities of India published without a title page in 1808. All plates were engraved by the Daniells and all are taken from their drawings save the twenty-four plates of Hindoo Excavations , which are after drawings by James Wales. Abbey Travel II 420, no.45; cf. Lowndes I, p.588; Martinelli/Michell India Yesterday and today '96 Tiruchirapelli, rock fort'; cf. RIBA 799-804; cf. Sutton The Daniells (1954) p.156; cf. Tooley 172. Aquatint by Thomas & William Daniell, after a drawing by Thomas Daniell, coloured by hand, on 'Whatman' wove paper. Image size: 16 1/2 x 23 1/4 inches.

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        Tableau de l'Espagne moderne.

      - A Paris, chez l'auteur, chez Du Pont, chez Devaux, chez Regnault, An Ve - 1797. Ensemble de 3 tomes en 3 vol. in-8 de vij-383, 390 et 362 pp. + Errata ; veau raciné, dos lisse richement orné, pièces de titres de maroquin rouge et vert, dentelle et filet dorés encadrant les plats (reliure de l'époque). Seconde édition, corrigée et considérablement augmentée, à la suite de deux voyages faits récemment par l'auteur en Espagne. L'illustration se compose : tome I, d'une Carte générale d'Espagne dépliante, d'un Plan de Madrid dépliant, de 4 planches gravées dont 2 dépliantes : Vue de l'Escurial, Vue de l'Aqueduc de Segovie, Statue de Charles-Quint, Statue de Philippe IV ; tome II, de 12 figures de tauromachie sur deux grandes planches dépliantes ; tome III, d'un plan dépliant de la Baye de Cadiz, et de 3 planches dépliantes : Cathédrale de Séville avec la Giralda, Vue de Gibraltar, Plan de l'Attaque des Batteries flottantes devant Gibraltar, le 13 Septembre 1782. Bel exemplaire en très bon état. Vignette Ex-Libris collant la première garde. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Heliodori Aethiopicorum Libri Decem [bound with] The Aethiopian History of Heliodorus (1686 or 87)

      Argentorati: Ex Typographia Societatis Bipontinae. Anno VI. [i.e. 1797 or 1798]. Two volumes. Volume one: xxxiv, [2], 267, [1] pp. Volume 2: 416 pp. 23 cm. In Greek & Latin. Both volumes interleaved with printed sheets from an early English translation, "The Aethiopian History," this being: [The Aethiopian History of Heliodorus. In Ten Books. The First Five Translated by a Person of Quality, the Last Five by N. Tate]. Text pages only, complete: Books 1-5: 227, [1] pages; books 6-10: 160 pages. 18 cm. (Octavo). Lacks the title page [London: Edward Poole, 1686 or 1687]. Contemporary half dark green morocco and marbled paper boards, marbled endpapers. The front boards of both volumes are detached, with rubbing to the boards, else very good. The text pages are clean and tight, with moderate age-toning. The text pages from the English edition are very good, with moderate age-toning and a few scattered small tears. From the series, Scriptores erotici Graeci [Greek erotic writers]. .

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        The Antiquities of England and Wales - [7 vols. plus Supplement; with] The Antiquities of Scotland [2 vols., with] Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army, from the Conquest to the Present Time [2 vols.]

      London: Hooper & Wigstead No. 212 High Holborn; Stockdale, Picadilly, [n.d, ca. 1797]; 1797; 1812. New Edition. 12 vols., 4to. Engraved vignette title-pages, frontispieces, half-page county maps, and engraved plates (many folding). Contemporary full burgundy straight-grained morocco, boards with ornate tooled borders, spines gilt, a.e.g. Underley Hall bookplate in each, volume, bookplate and calling card of Ambassador Claire Boothe Luce loosely inserted in first volume of Scotland. Occasional light foxing and or offsetting from plates, faint touches of rubbing at extremities, a fine set in this unusually beautiful contemporary binding. Bookplate of Bective, Underley Hall . "Hope of profit, therefore, may not have prompted the publication of Grose's The Antiquities of England and Wales. This work published engravings, much smaller than, but similar in character to, the Bucks' Views (1726-42), generally panoramas of medieval structures intended to convey the maximum information, rather than interesting compositions or illustrations of details. Grose's novelty was to publish text with the views. His purpose, stated in the introduction, was popular, 'for the use of such as are desirous of having, without much trouble, a general knowledge of the subjects treated in this publication', and a similar motive guided his contributions to the periodical Antiquarian Repertory (1775-86). The first part of the Antiquities appeared in February or March 1772, with each view and its descriptive text on a separate page. Periodically a title-page and introduction were issued to signal completion of a volume... Grose gave up the large house in Wandsworth for lodgings at Clement's Inn, just west of the City of London (first taken in 1771), and then nearby with his publisher Samuel Hooper, now being a regular and genial participant in the Society of Antiquaries, to which he had been elected in 1757. The sympathetic sketch by Nathaniel Dance engraved in 1787 shows the stocky, corpulent figure which Grose himself caricatured. From 1783 he published in a torrent to make a living. The Supplement to the Antiquities was resumed, with a greater proportion of views from other artists, particularly S. H. Grimm, and was completed with 309 plates in 1787. This and the main series were reissued in a cheaper edition in 1783-7... Grose must have exhausted for publication the stock of sketches and notes which he had accumulated over forty years. He returned to viewing monuments of antiquity, even though (as he said in a volume of satirical essays, The Grumbler, 1791) he was too fat to ride a horse and too poor to keep a carriage. The Antiquities of Scotland was compiled with tours in 1788, 1789, and 1790 and publication was completed in April 1791. On his second tour, in summer 1789, he met Robert Burns and the two became firm friends. He became the subject of some witty verses by Burns, who was inspired by Grose to write 'Tam o' Shanter' to accompany a drawing of Alloway kirk printed in The Antiquities of Scotland. Work began on The Antiquities of Ireland in 1790, but on his next visit, on 12 May 1791, he died suddenly of an apoplectic fit at Horace Hone's house in Dame Street, Dublin, and was buried on 18 May 1791 at Drumcondra church, co. Meath. His nephew Daniel and Dr Edward Ledwich completed the project in 1796. His library and drawings were dispersed at auction." Oxford DNB

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

      London: Printed by W. Bulmer & Co. for G. Nicol, 1797 - All 3 volumes are first edition, first printing, complete with all pages and plates in fine ORIGINAL FULL CALF BINDINGS. 2 text volumes, published and printed in 1797, 31.6*25.8*10.5cm, wt: 5.9kg,[ii]+xxxiv+518+2+xx+626=1202p. The atlas volume, issued on April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol (first and only edition), is complete with 44 plates, 56.8*43.8*2.8cm, wt:4.3kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Historical Account of the Embassy to the Emperor of China (...). Including the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants; and preceded by An Account of the Causes of the Embassy and Voyage to China. Abridged principally from the Papers of Earl Macartney.

      London, J.Stockdale, 1797. xvl,475,(5)pp, with engraved title plate, extra engraved title with engraved vignette, printed title leaf, 2 folding maps, and 28 engraved plates, 8vo, contemporary calf backed marbled boards. Top of spine small lacking piece. Very good copy. KEYWORDS:china

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        Memoria sobre los medios de animar la crianza de Ganado

      1797 - Increasing the Cattle industry in Cuba; extremely rare 18th century printing of La Habana. 1797. Havana. Someruelos. In 4to (230 mm x 175 mm). 3 ff. + 27 pp. + 4 ff. Unbound. Browned throughout and almost uniformly. First edition(?). Extremely rare Cuban imprint on ways to foment the raising of cattle in Cuba; we have been to trace no copies of it, neither at auction nor institutionally. Morejon was author of at least two other texts –or was significantly involved in their writing- “Memoria sobre los medios que podrian adoptarse para fomenter las haciendas en orden al ganado vacuno y mular” (Cf. Sabin, 50589) and “Discurso sobre las buenas propiedades de la tierra bermeja para cultura de la Caña de Azucar”. Morejon was clearly qualified to discuss the subject at large as evidence by his bibliography on the subject and by field knowledge as expressed on pp. 20 “Para un burro padre, se necesitan veinte o veinte y cinco Yeguas, por que en los seis meses del verde van sucesivamente pariendo”, and by historical references, as the true origin to donkeys in the Island, which he argues might have been Santo Domingo or Mexico. License given by Juan Ignacio Rendon Gobernor of Cuba. Not in Sabin. Not in Worldcat. Not in Palau. No copies found in institutions in Spain. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        OBRAS de D., primer pintor de Cámara del Rey, publicadas por D. Joseph Nicolás de Azara.

      Imp. Real, Madrid 1797 - 4º, 6h (las 2 últ. al final del libro por error enc.), retrato (pintado por el propio Mengs y grab. por su yerno Carmona, hum. esq. inf.), LIIp, 402p. Rastro hum. en esq. inf. de 1ªs y últ. hojas. Hol. puntas roz, tejuelo y dorados en lomo. - Segunda edición. El autor gozó de un buen prestigio y sus obras eran consultadas por todos los artistas de la época. Azara escribió su biografía, recogió sus escritos y los hizo imprimir en castellano, italiano y francés. Todas las eds. son bellas. 1797

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        Considérations sur la France.

      Londres [Bâle], 1797, - in-8, 191 pp. (les VIII premières en romain), demi-basane blonde mouchetée, dos lisse orné, tranches citron (reliure de l'époque). Bon exemplaire.Cette édition, qui porte la fausse adresse de Londres, a en fait été imprimée à Bâle pendant l'été 1797 par le célèbre Fauche-Borel, qui mettait ses presses au service de la cause contre-révolutionnaire. Même si Maistre, dans une lettre au comte d'Avaray, la considère comme une contrefaçon française (6 septembre 1797), elle n'en demeure pas moins la véritable deuxième édition de ce texte capital pour la compréhension de la Contre-Révolution tout au long du XIXe siècle (et parfois, bien au-delà). L'originale, sortie en mai 1797, porte l'adresse de Londres, mais n'a pas la même collation, et se présente sous deux états légèrement différents, qu'il est loisible de considérer comme deux éditions différentes (Monglond), ou deux tirages de la même édition, ce qui paraît plus vraisemblable. Dès septembre 1797, Maistre autorisera une "seconde édition, revue par l'auteur". Il n'est guère utile de revenir sur l'importance idéologique du texte, formellement condamné par le Directoire, approuvé aussi formellement par Louis XVIII, et dont la diffusion était souhaitée par l'auteur pour contrebalancer l'influence des idées révolutionnaires. Le titre primitif de l'ouvrage était : "Considérations religieuses sur la France", et Maistre a retiré l'adjectif pour ne pas heurter la sensibilité des hommes formés par les Lumières ; mais c'est à ce niveau, celui du regard divin sur les évenements et les Etats, que Maistre se place pour comprendre comment Dieu a pu autoriser le déchaînement de destructions et de violences des années révolutionnaires. Il inaugure ainsi sa vision providentialiste, qui ne remonte pas aux Soirées de Saint-Pétersbourg, loin de là. Monglond IV, 12. Se trouvent reliés à la suite 2 autres textes contre-révolutionnaires : I. [AUGET DE MONTYON (Antoine-Jean-Baptiste)]. Rapport fait à Sa Majesté Louis XVIII. Londres, 1796, XII-304 pp. Seconde édition, parue la même année que l'originale (qui porte l'adresse de Constance). Il s'agit d'une réponse autorisée au Tableau de l'Europe, publié à l'adresse de Londres en 1795, et attribué à l'abbé de Calonne, frère de l'ancien ministre, et tenant la plume pour son frère. Martin & Walter, 25097. II. Conversations recueillies à Londres, pour servir à l'histoire d'une grande reine ; par Mr ***. Paris, Hénée et Dumas, Lerouge, 1807, [2]-262 pp. Rare. Demeuré anonyme, l'ouvrage propose la réhabilitation de la mémoire de Marie-Antoinette, en 12 conversations imaginaires tenues entre "Charles" et "Mlle Rose". C'est un intéressant témoignage sur le travail de "contre-mémoire" opéré en France même par les milieux royalistes, alors même que le ministère de la police demeurait hostile à de telles entreprises, toujours accusées de réveiller les haines du passé. Lerouge s'était fait une spécialité de ces textes. Monglond VII, 504. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. The "Fables" are Dryden's rather free but very popular translations of portions of Chaucer, Boccaccio, the first book of the ILIAD, and parts of Ovid's METAMORPHOSES, as well as some original poems. The Preface, reprinted in this edition from the original can be considered some of Dryden’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." Bürger’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’s Christabel was influenced by Bürger's Lenore. Influences of Bürger'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. ‘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. 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 cent [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The State of the Poor: 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 m

      London: by J. Davis, for B. & J. White, G. & G. Robinson, T. Payne [& 4 others in London], 1797 - 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. A little rubbed, an excellent copy in a handsome near-contemporary binding. 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. 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). Einaudi 1714; Goldsmiths' 17107; Kress B.3384; McCulloch, pp. 285f; PMM 249. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Calculo das pensões vitalicias. Traduzido em Portuguez, e dedicado a sua Alteza Real o Serenissimo Principe do Brazil, nosso senhor, por José Maria Dantas Pereira.

      Lisboa (Regia Officina Typografica) 1797 - viii, 33, (1), 44, 22, (2)pp., 27 folding tables. Lrg. 4to. Contemporary Portuguese crimson morocco, richly gilt with the arms of the Prince of Brazil on both covers, within floral borders. Raised bands. All edges gauffered and gilt. This copy lavishly bound with the arms of the dedicatee, the Prince of Brazil. João VI (1769-1826), who reigned as King of Portugal from 1816 to 1826, received the title of Prince of Brazil in 1788. With the French invasion of Portugal in 1807, he and his family fled to Brazil, and João lived there in exile even after his accession, returning to Lisbon only in 1822. His son Dom Pedro, who remained in São Paulo, declared independence for Brazil in the same year, assuming the title of Emperor of Brazil as Pedro I. A handsome binding, well-preserved. Early ownership inscription of General Don Antonio de Mello, with subsequent presentation, seemingly in his hand, to Costa Goodolphim, "socio da Academia real das Sciencias, prefoessor de mathematica, etc." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FABRICHE E I DISEGNI DI ANDREA PALLADIO RACCOLTI ED ILLUSTRATI DA OTTAVIO BERTOTTI SCAMOZZI Opera Divisa In Quattro Tomi Con Tavole In Rame Rappresentanti Le Piante, I Prospetti, E Gli Spaccati; (with), LE TERME DEI ROMANI DISEGNATE DA ANDREA PALLADIO E REPUBBLICATE CON LA GIUNTA DI ALCUNE OSSERVAZIONI DA OTTAVIO BERTOTTI SCAMOZZI Giusta L’Esemplare Del Lord Conte Di Burlingthon Impresso in Londra L’Anno 1732.

      In Vicenza Per Giovanni Rossi 1796 and 1797 - 5 volumes bound in four. First Edition by Rossi and a RARE complete copy of the Rossi printing of the architectural works of Palladio. Profusely illustrated throughout with 236 fine engravings. Book I with engraved portrait of Palladio as the frontispiece and 52 other finely engraved plates, many of which are folding. Book II with 51 beautifully engraved plates, many of which are folding. Book III with 52 engraved plates of which a number are folding. Book IV with 54 engraved plates. The RARE Volume V with an additional engraved portrait of Palladio at the front and 25 additional engraved plates of which most are folding. Quarto, handsomely bound at the time in three-quarter antique Italian calf over marbled boards, the spines with gilt bands and contrasting sepia and dark green morocco labels, lettered and numbered and decorated in gilt. viii, 128, 52 engraved plates; iv, 76, 51 engraved plates; iv, 60, 52 engraved plates; iv, 80, 54 engraved plates; portrait + 59, 25 engraved plates pp. An unusually fine survival, complete with the RARE 5th volume and beautifully preserved. The spines and bindings in very pleasing order, the text blocks and illustrations crisp, clean and unpressed. A fresh and handsome copy gently aged. AN UNUSUALLY FINE AND HANDSOME COPY OF THIS RARE BOOK. THE FIFTH VOLUME IS RARELY ENCOUNTERED AND SETS OF THE FOUR ARE OFTEN LACKING A VOLUME OR A NUMBER OF PLATES. THIS IS AN ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE COPY, COMPLETE IN ALL RESPECTS. Rossi’s printing of 1796-1797 is a fine and beautiful quarto edition of the master’s four books on architecture with additions provided in the fifth volume. Palladio's designs and work to this day remain the central pillar of classical architecture and all architecture which followed. Such early antique editions are truly scarce and here retains its original sophistication. ‘Palladio’s lasting influence on architectural style in many parts of the world was exercised less through his actual buildings than through this, his textbook. The book is divided into four sections: orders and elementary problems, domestic building, public building and own planning and temples. Palladio’s style was directly inspired by Roman classical models through the writings of Vitruvius and Alberti. Its characteristics are those of classicism: symmetry, order, fixed mathematical relations of the parts to each other and to the whole, logic and monumentality. Palladio followed the rules of classical Roman architecture more closely than any other architect.In spite of the vogue for the baroque and the fact that Palladio left no immediate successors, his book exerted a powerful influence on contemporary architecture and classical ideals until the end of the eighteenth century. As a practicing architect Palladio worked mainly in Vicenza, Venice and the Venetian countryside, especially along the Brenta River. His Villa Capra (known as La Rotonda) near Vicenza became virtually a prototype of the Palladian style, and it was widely and faithfully copied. At the end of his life he left plans for the tour de force of trompe l’oeil, the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, which was finished by his pupil Vincenzo Scamozzi.’ PMM 92 In 1732-1733, Ware’s English edition was produced with the assistance of Lord Burlington and it surpassed all earlier English editions in its faithfulness to the original. A very skilled draughtsman and engraver, Ware exactly traced and engraved the plates for his edition from Palladio’s original drawings in Burlington’s collection. The additional fifth volume, here provided emanates from these drawings in Lord Burlington’s collection. As for the Englishman Ware (d. 1766)--he is reported "to have been originally a chimney-sweeper's boy whom an unknown patron found drawing with chalk at Whitehall. He was sketching the elevation of the banquet house upon the basement walls of the building itself, and is said to have made similar sketches of the portico at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields" (DNB). He developed i [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LE TERME DEI ROMANI DISEGNATE DA ANDREA PALLADIO e ripubblicate con la giunta di alcune osservazioni da OTTAVIO BERTOTTI SCAMOZZI, giusta è l'esemplare del LORD CONTE DI BURLINGTHON impresso in Londra l'anno 1732., Vicenza, Rossi Giovanni con permissione, 1797

      - cm. 18 x 23, buona legatura successiva in piena pergamena di ottima qualit? d'epoca anonima, interno e tavole in buone condizioni salvo lievi macchioline, pp.55 di testo esplicativo piu' le straordinare XXV tavole più volte ripiegate (incisore MUGNON) che magnificano i disegni del PALLADIO. All'antiporta ritratto di Ricardo Conte di Burlington. Ecco il dettaglio delle tavole : Tav. I- II Terme di Agrippa. Tav. III-IV Terme di Nerone. Tav. V- VI Terme di Vespasiano Tav. VII-VIII Terme di Tito. Tav. IX-X Terme di Antonino. Tav. XI- XII- Terme di Diocleziano. Tav. XIII- Spaccato Terme di Diocleziano. Tav. XIV- XV Terme di Cistantino. Tav. XVI Pezzo pianta Terme di Vespasiano. Tav. XVII-XVII-XVIII Altre piante di varieTerme Tav. XIX- XX- XXI- XXII-. XXIII- XXIV - XXV con splendidi disegni di capitelli. L'opera, assai rara, viene offerta a

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        La Nueva Farmacopea del Real Colegio de Londres, y su Análisi, o sea la explicacion de la Naturaleza, Principios, Virtudes, Usos y Dosis de sus preparaciones y composiciones. Traducidas del Inglés con notas relativas á la Farmácia, é Historia Natural y Médica de España por el Dr. Don Casimiro Gomez de Ortega.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta de la Viuda de Don Joaquin Ibarra, 1797. - 2 parties en 1 volume in-4. 2ff. 145pp. + 165pp. 1f. Plein veau moucheté, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale de la traduction espagnole, dont la seconde partie (et la plus importante) est constituée des additions originales du traducteur. Gomez de Ortega fut notamment le premier professeur du Jardin Botanique Royal de Madrid et l'un des scientifiques espagnols les plus remarquables de son temps. Il compta notamment parmi les botanistes les plus actifs en Europe, et fut notamment l'un des premiers à répandre en Espagne les découvertes de la chimie pneumatique moderne. Très bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il Contratto Sociale ovvero i Principj del Diritto Politico. Traduzione dal Francese del Cittadino C. M.

      dalla Stamperia Francese, e Italiana,, Genova, 1797 - In-8° (212x130mm), pp. 231, brossura decorata coeva con dorso rinforzato in carta antica con titolo calligrafato al dorso. Lievi bruniture. Bella copia in barbe. Seconda o terza edizione italiana (la prima è del 1796 e fu pubblicata a Parigi da Giovanni Menini; nello stesso 1797 apparve un'edizione veneziana impressa dal Rota), nella traduzione di Celestino Masucco, di una delle opere più rilevanti della storia della filosofia politica. OCLC, 39830977. S. Rota Gribaudi, La fortuna di Rousseau in Italia (1750-1815), Torino, 1961, p. 325. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Recherches Sur Les Principaux Problemes de l'Astronomie Nautique," in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Volume 87, 1797, Parts I and II, pp. 43-123

      - FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING of a work by Joseph de Mendoza y Rios that "completely changed the basis of nautical astronomy" (Dictionary of National Biography, 251). Mendoza was a Spanish astronomer and mathematician well known for his important contributions to navigation. Rios invented and here presents his method of obtaining latitude by observing two altitudes of the Sun and the interval of time between them. "Mr. Mendoza, to whose exertions nautical astronomy is much indebted, has given, in a valuable paper in the Philosophical Transactions for 1797, forty different formulas for computing directly the true distance. Of these, that which he selected as best adapted to practice, affords a very concise and plain method of computation, requiring only the addition of five versed sines. His ingenuity and perserverance in forming, computing, and publishing his tables, are deserving of the greatest praise" (The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, 1787, 71). The paper is accompanied by a four page extract of a letter from Henry Cavendish to Mr. Mendoza.ALSO INCLUDED: Herschel's "Observations of the changeable Brightness of the Satellites of Jupiter, and of the Variation in their apparent Magnitudes; with a Determination of the Time of their rotatory Motions on their Axes, To which is added, a Measure of the Diameter of the Second Satellite, and an Estimate of the comparative Size of all the Four" (pp. 332-352). ALSO INCLUDED: Pigott's "On the periodical Changes of Brightness of two fixed Stars," (pp. 133-142). CONDITION & DETAILS: Philosophical Transactions Volume for the year MDCCXCVII (1797) Ex-libris bearing only a miniscule "Athenaeum Library, Liverpool" stamp and at the foot (margin) of some of the plates. Quarto. (10.5 x 8.5 inches; 263 x 408mm). [12], 546, [10]. Includes 8 page index. 12 copperplate engravings. The construction of Davy's lamp is depicted in one of the plates. Full volume, complete. Handsomely rebound in aged calf. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled; gilt-tooled fleur de lis at the spine. Red and black, gilt-lettered spine labels. Tightly and solidly bound. New endpapers. Occassional light toning and foxing. By any measure, near fine condition.

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        [Op. 51 no. 1]. Rondo Pour le Clavecin ou Piano-Forte

      Vienne: Artaria et Comp. [PN] 711. [1797]. Oblong folio. Contemporary plain blue wrappers. 1f. (title), 1-6, [ii] (blank) pp. Engraved. With very faint price ("pf 30 Xr") amended in manuscript. Crown watermark. Wrappers quite worn and stained. Some internal wear and soiling. "N 1" added to title in ink. With previous owner's nme ("Antonia") to wrapper and "N1" to title in ink. . First Edition, later issue. Kinsky p. 118. Hoboken 2, 240. Rare.

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        History of British Birds. The Figures Engraved on Wood By T. Bewick. Vol. I Land Birds & Vol. II Water Birds

      Newcastle Upon Tyne: Hodgson, 1797. xxx + 335 + xx + 400 pages; Vol. I title page 1797, the Second Edition, with the Vol. II 1804 being the First Edition; both volumes illustrated with the woodcut artistry of Thomas Bewick; approx. 6" x 9 3/4" size; both volumes with the bookplate of Dr. Bertel Bruun (1937 - 2011) Danish-American naturalist, international conservationist and neurologist, author of several birding guides; endpapers and title pages also with the plain ownership stamp of Alfred Gilbert - East Dereham; volumes bound in marbled paper covered boards, leather spine and corners, gilt rules, five raised bands, spines with some simple decorative blindstamping, gilt titles, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers to match; some edge, tips wear and rubbing to bindings, leather flaking at spine edges; title gilding fading; contents with only the occasional foxing and spotting, next-to-last page of Vol. I with shallow edge-chip, no loss to text, probably from opening; text pages generally very clean and fairly fresh; in good condition and good examples of Bewick's work.. Second and First Editions. Leather. Very Good. Illus. by Thomas Bewick.

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        Poems

      Printed for the Author, London 1797 - This book is clean, tight, square and basically unmarked except for he expected correction on page 111 and the underline on page 8 (but not on 23 and 104). there is also avery small scribble upper corner title page. It has the pPoole engraving on the title page which is a bit toned. It has 117, very clear pages with some minimal foxing and lightly toned at the fore edge. It has green marbled end papers gilt edged around the paste downs. It is bound in gilt edged brown leather. The spine has five raised bands with gilt designs and titles in the panels. the edges of the spine are lighly rubbed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Melanges de litterature allemande, ou Choix de traductions de l'allemand, etc.

      Paris, J.J. Smits et Cie, L'an V de la Republique (1797).. Grand in-8, plein maroquin a grain long vert bronze de l'epoque, dos a 5 faux nerfs orne de filets dores et d'un fer estampe a froid repete entre-nerfs, decor d'encadrement a froid sur les plats, tranches dorees, grecques dorees sur les chasses, (4), xv, 419, (1) p. Premiere et unique edition. Cabanis ramena de son voyage en Allemagne, un interet qui ne se dementit pas pour la litteraire allemande des Lumieres dont il fut l'un des introducteurs en France, notamment aupres du cercle du salon de Madame Helvetius, a laquelle l'ouvrage est dedie sous forme d'une importante presentation. Le recueil contient six oeuvres de Meissner, le 'Stella' de Goethe retraduit pour l'occasion, 'Le cimetiere de campagne', elegie de Thomas Gray et une piece traduite du grec. (Baldensperger, 'Goethe en France', 510. 'France litteraire', II, 5). Des aureoles a quelques feuillets. Exemplaire imprime sur papier velin fort dans une belle reliure de maitre de l'epoque..

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        Ischia, Blick auf Lacco Ameno.

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

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        Remarks on the Arabian Night's Entertainments ; in which the Origin of Sindbad's Voyages, and other Oriental Fictions, is particularly considered

      London: T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1797. Octavo, uncut, single leaf errata; a few spots but very good in period style half red morocco. Influential study of the tales of Sindbad and their relation to the imaginary voyage. The poet and antiquary Hole (1746-1803) was a founding member of the Exeter Literary Society, to which he originally delivered this address on the question of historical antecedents to the Oriental tale. Although he begins sceptically, by the end he has talked himself around until he is seized by the belief that 'the narrative had a basis in truth' (DNB). The historian of the imaginary voyage Gove gives the work especial credit as one of the most 'valuable to the study of Sindbad as an imaginary voyage.'.

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        LOS DISTHICOS DE CATON CON ESCOLIOS DE ERASMO: traducidos y ampliados por don Leon de Arroyal.

      Imp. Gerónimo Ortega. Madrid, 1797 - . 15,5 cm. [16], 87 pág. (sign. a8, A-E8, F4). A continuación: LIBRITO HERMOSÍSIMO, INTITULADO CATON, DE LOS PRECEPTOS DE LA VIDA COMUN. 272 pág. [i. e. 262] (sign. A-Q8, R3). Ilustr. con 2 grabados calcográficos al comienzo de cada obra, en el segundo firmado Tomás López. Enc. en pasta española, tejuelo. Hay varios errores de disposición y numeración (entre las páginas 83 y 83 de la primera obra encontramos la dedicatoria y la portada del "Libro quinto, adicional á los disthicos de Caton" que abre el pliego A8, mientras que entre las páginas 86 y 87 se halla la continuación de dicha dedicatoria, con páginas traspuestas; en la segunda obra, de la página 240 pasa a la 251, pero texto completo). Variación en torno a los "Disticha Catonis", obra atribuida a Marco Porcio y Dionisio Catón y a otros autores. Tanto el CCPB (000065413-2) como la BNE mencionan la segunda obra dispuesta en primer lugar. educación moral, siglo XVIII, educación femenina, proverbios Educació, pedagogia Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage a l'île de Ceylan, fait dans les années 1797 à 1800. Paris, Dentu, An XI [= 1803]. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 3 etched folding maps (the largest measuring 56 x 37 cm), and 1 plan. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spines.

      Chadenat 5438, DNB XIV, pp. 382-383; not in Cox; Lach, Asia in the Making of Europe. The original French translation of the first description of Ceylon to appear after the inception of British rule. Percival describes "the effects of Portuguese and Dutch rule, citing instances of Dutch cruelty and treachery, and discussing the population, economy and main towns of Ceylon. Sydney Smith declared the work to 'abound with curious and important information'"(DNB). The work includes a description of 'bhang', a beverage of cannabis leaves and flowers. Fine set.

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        Voyage dans la Partie Meridionale de L'Afrique;

      . fait dans les annees 1797 et 1798. 2 vols. Paris: Dentu 1801. Med 1 planche, 1 tabel samt med stort udfoldeligt kobberstukket kort. XVI + 401 + (1); 326 + (2) s. Samt. hlvldr. med farvede skindtitelfelter. Gl. n.p.smt. Tilskrift pa friblad. With 1 plate, 1 table and 1 large folded copperengraved map. Contp. halfleather with coloured labels. Old name on half-title. Writing on flyleaf..

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        Seasons

      Beautiful Imperial Folio with Magnificent Engraved Plates and VignettesTHOMSON, 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

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        Juridical Arguments and Collections. Two Volumes [complete]. Quarto

      The first collection of Hargrave's own speeches and opinions, "painstackingly accurate" in John Baker's words, "show[ing] (in Sir William Holdsworth's view) that he was as accomplished a modern lawyer aw he was learned in the history of the law". Early 1/4 calf over marbled boards, ?later endpapers, lightly rubbed and a bit of browning, else a very good clean and wide-margined set. Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row, London, 1797-99.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, in French, 4to, La Grange, Oct. 28, 1820

      Lafayette writes to Monsieur Fontanes, Grand Master of the Imperial University in French referencing a candidate for a position within the university. "Monsieur des Cubes Lascaux can be sure that I have his best interest at heart. But I cannot mislead him about the efficacy of steps I could take. I have exhausted the few means I had in the war ministry, and I don't have any means now, not even indirect, in the other departments where my recommendation would just be harmful. I will nevertheless try what may seem to me to offer even the smallest chance. But it would be by way of support rather than taking the initiative that I can offer any hope. My best regards to the whole family, Lafayette." With integral address leaf, in very good condition. During the French Revolution, Lafayette was leader of the Garde Nationale until he was imprisoned for five years. He was released in 1797 but rejected participation in Napoleon's Army. He focused his attention on La Grange, his home outside of Paris and from which he wrote this letter. Four years later, at the invitation of President James Monroe, Lafayette embarked on his popular tour of America returning to his home in 1825. In France, he held the position of member of the Chamber of Deputies from 1815 until his death.

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        Nachrichten von den Begebenheiten und Schriften berühmter Gelehrten...Erster Band

      [all published]. xvi, 416 pp. 8vo, cont. boards, red leather lettering piece on spine. Nuremberg: Raspe, 1797. First edition of an extremely rare book; OCLC locates no copy in the U.S. The Jesuit Schrank (1747-1835), before being appointed professor of botany at the University of Münich (he was the first director of the University's botanical garden), was professor of mining and forestry at the University of Ingolstadt. Schrank was a prolific author and travelled widely under the auspices of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. The present work contains a series of biographical accounts of twenty-one authors including Jacques Barrellier, Linnaeus, Nathanael Gottfried Leske, Fredrik Hasselquist, Simon Pelloutier, and other notable natural historians, scientists, and scholars. Schrank has also provided detailed bibliographies of the writings of each author. Fine copy. ❧ Poggendorff, II, 841. .

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        Racing Calendar. Containing an account of the plates, matches, and sweepstakes, run for in Great-Britain and Ireland. With an abstract of all the matches, sweepstakes, &c. now made, to be run at Newmarket, York, Epsom, Ascot, &c.

      London and Wellingborough, Grant, Reynell, and others, 1797-1870.. 8vo. 69 vols. Contemp. calf with giltstamped spine labels.. A continuous run covering nearly 100 years of the "Racing Calendar", the official public organ of the Jockey Club (today the British Horseracing Authority) for more than two centuries. To this day, the Calendar is edited by the Weatherby's concern and remains the gentleman's guide to "betting with greater advantage, by the provision of knowledge of form [...] and breeding" (DNB). James Weatherby was appointed to serve the Jockey Club as its Secretary in 1770. From 1994 onwards, he was assisted by his nephew Edward, whose work on racehorse pedigrees dovetailed neatly with James's racing work. - Some slight binding defects to earliest volumes; one later volume with severe spine defects wanting restoring, but generally an impressive and admirably preserved, near-uniformly bound set of "the racing fraternity's bible" (DNB).

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        The situation of His Mtys. Ship Blanche, of 32 Guns & 180 Men, & the French Frigate La Pique, of 40 Guns & 400 Men, at a quarter past 5 o'Clock in the Morning, about a quarter of an hour before the Pique surrendered, having been towed in that way near 3 hours and a half, and having made frequent attempts to board the Blanche without success

      Published by Js. Bretherton, London 1797 - Hand-coloured aquatint by C. Rosenberg after Orde. The second of a pair of images of the `longest and most determined engagement ever fought' (Parker) `The Blanche frigate, Captain R. Faulknor, while off Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadaloupe, on. [4 January 1795], engaged the French frigate Pique. The fight having lasted an hour, the Pique fouled the Blanche , and the Frenchman made several attempts to board, but each time gallantly repulsed. Then the English sailors lashed the bowsprit of the Pique to the stump of the Blanche 's mainmast, and towed her before the wind. To bring more guns into play, part of the stern of the main deck of the Blanche was blown out, but it was not until the action had lasted seven hours. that the Pique surrendered.' (Parker p.111) Cf. Parker 105b (pair of prints).

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        Child's Sampler

      1797 - [Sampler] Mary Linsey, 1797, age 10, her work. A nice, early young girl’s sampler measuring approx. 11" x 12 ½" depicting the alphabet, numbers birds, trees, deer, a butterfly, various other designs and a prayer. Edges are stitched, there are a few small wear holes, framed under glass measuring approx. 12 ¼" x 13" , sampler presumably laid on top of brown silk but not examined out of frame.

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        Ansicht, i. Hgr. ein kleiner Ort, "Der Aar - Fall im Canton Bern".

      . Aquatinta v. Ostermeyer n. F.C. Reinermann b. Chalcographische Gesellschaft in Dessau, 1797, 42,2 x 32 (H). Aus der seltenen Folge: "Mahlerische Wanderungen in den Gegenden des Kanton Basel".

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        On North American Spiders," (American Journal of Science and the Arts 21 pp. 99-122, 1831)

      The work of Nicholas Marcellus Hentz (1797-1856) forms "the basis of the study of American arachnology" (A list of works on North American entomology, 77). A native of Versailles, France, Hentz studied miniature painting, then medicine, before emigrating to America in 1816 after the downfall of Napoleon. Hentz received an MA degree from the University of North Carolina and when on to become one of the pioneers in American entomology as well as the originator of American arachnology, single-handedly and formally describing 124 spider species" (Wikipedia). "On North American Spiders" was Hentz's second paper on spiders. ALSO includes Samuel Guthrie's landmark paper on the discovery of Chloroform and a paper on the geological age of reptiles by Gideon Mantell. CONDITION & DETAILS: New Haven: Converse. Complete volume. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 inches, 213 x 138mm). 3 unrelated plates. Bound in black buckram. Ex-libris with marks at spine neatly blacked. Small ex-libris stamps on the first few pages. Tightly, solidly, and cleanly bound. Lightly toned interior; small crease down one page. Clean throughout. Very good condition.

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        The Fables of John Dryden,

      Printed by T. Bensley, 1797 - Ornamented with Engravings from the Pencil of the Right Hon. Lady Diana Beauclerc. Folio. 37.5 x 27cm. xviii, 241pp. 3 engraved portraits. 8 engraved plates. 13 text-illus. Contemporary red full morocco, hinge slightly cracked, internally fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essential Principles of the Wealth of Nations,

      A Contradictory Complement to Smithís ìWealth of Nationsî[SMITH, Adam]. [GRAY, John]. The Essential Principles of the Wealth of Nations, Illustrated, in Opposition to Some False Doctrines of Dr. Adam Smith, and Others. London: Printed for T. Becket, 1797.First edition. Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches; 223 x 138 mm). [1]-144, [8, Appendix], [2, blank] pp.Original drab boards, rebacked with newer pale blue cloth. Newer printed paper label on front cover and spine. Newer endpapers. Pages uncut. Leaf G5 with a three-inch closed tear, with no loss of text partially professionally repaired. Occasional light marginal pencil markings. And some occasional light toning and marginal dampstaining. Boards a bit soiled and bumped. Overall a very nice copy.The appendix at the rear consists of a general plan of a lease by Lord Kaimes, with some remarks upon it by Dr. Anderson, in his agricultural report for the county of Aberdeen. Lord Kaimes, Henry Home, was Adam Smithís literary patron.This refutation of Adam Smithís doctrines has generally been attributed to John Gray, ìassistant private secretary to the Duke of Northumberland in Ireland in 1763-64,î and author of The Income Tax Scrutinised (London, 1802), in which ìland is maintained to be the proper object of taxation, and land banks are advocated, with state development of agriculture and the fishing industryî (Palgrave).ESTC T95118. Goldsmithsí 16913. Kress B.3399.HBS 67065.$3,500

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        Matching Set of Jedidiah Morse's First Gazetteers - 2 Volumes

      Boston: S. Hall and Thomas & Andrews; Samuel Etheridge, 1797. First Edition. Leather. Very Good -. First Edition. Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nice set of the first editions of Morse's Gazetteers. Vol. 1, The American Gazetteer . . . Of the American Continent was printed in Boston by Hall, Thomas, and Andrews in 1797. Vol. 2, A New Gazetteer of the Eastern Continent . . . was printed in Boston by Etheridge in 1802. Both volumes are complete with all maps in their original leather covers. Vol. 1 has seven maps (six folding). Vol. 2 has 17 folding maps (the title page mistakenly calls for 18, but the instruction to the binder specifies only 17, all by title). Sound bindings; front hinge of Vol. 1 has been neatly mended. Clean pages. All 24 maps are complete but one; the "Map of the Northern Part of the United States" is missing a 1" x 2" rectangle at the bottom of the inside edge (likely removed during binding). Some of the maps have minor toning and wear to the edges. The margins of several have been trimmed close to the frame-lines. The covers have some wear; the original red and gilt spine labels are in good shape. Overall, very nice. Very hard-to-find as a matched set.

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        Vollständige Theorie der Saug- und Hebepumpen, und Grundsätze zu ihrer vortheilhaftesten Anordnung, vorzüglich in Rücksicht auf Bergbau und Salinenwesen, nebst einer Beschreibung der in den englischen Bergwerken gebräuchlichen hohen Kunstsätze, und einigen Vorschlägen zur Verbesserung der deutschen Wasserkünste

      Six fine folding engraved plates. lvi, 207, [1] pp., one leaf with colophon. Large 4to, fine cont. sheep, flat spine prettily gilt, green morocco lettering piece on spine. Bayreuth: Heirs of J.A. Lübeck, 1797. First edition and scarce. Baader (1763-1835), a famous mining expert and Chief of the Bavarian Mining Council, resided in England and Scotland from 1786 to 1794, where he studied the most recent technological developments taking place there, both in mining and metallurgy. While in Edinburgh, he designed a new blasting machine for iron mines which had considerable success and became known as the Baadersches Geblaese. His greatest contribution to science was, however, his devotion, through propaganda and the power of his position, to the building of railways in Bavaria. The present work, written while Baader was director of mining and machinery in Bavaria, is concerned with various kinds of pumps used in mines, to flood brine pools, and to transport brine solutions. These same pumps were used for more than a century to irrigate the famous gardens at the palace of Nymphenburg in Münich. The finely engraved plates depict various parts of the pumps. Fine copy in a very pretty binding from the library of the dukes of Bavaria. With an A.L.s by Baader, dated 24th November 1797, presenting this copy to the then-current Duke. ❧ A.D.B., I, pp. 725-26. Poggendorff, I, 80-81. .

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        A Narrative of the Proceedings of the British Fleet... in the Late Action with the Spanish Fleet... February 1797, off Cape Vincent's

      London.: J. Johnson., 1797.. b/w folding plates. 4to. 27, (3) pp. plus 8 plates. First edition of an important eyewitness account of this famous battle, in which Horatio Nelson demonstrated remarkable skill and daring. Published as a letter from Lieutenant Colonel John Drinkwater, who had witnessed the battle from the frigate "Lively". In this important narrative Drinkwater is the first writer to call attention to the central role played by Nelson, who had been jealously ignored in the official dispatches. Appendices list killed and wounded, vessels of each nation, officers, etc. The plates are battle plans showing position of the fleets at various times throughout the battle. BMM Catalog V, 1799. Cowie, 633. Bound in half calf over marbled boards with spine label and raised bands. Very good condition.

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