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        EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA. Tomo I a IV (falta tomo V).

      - Nueva edición corregida de nuevo, con nuevas notas, con nuevas estampas, con nuevo análisis, y con la vida de el autor nuevamente aumentada Por D. Juan Antonio Pellicer. Madrid, Gabriel De Sancha, 1797, 13x20, 4 tomos. (I): frontis, 4 hojas. CCXLIV-143 págs. 3 láms. (II): 3 hojas. 318 p. 8 láms. (III) 2 hojas. 275 págs. 4 láms. (IV) 10 hojas. 456 págs. 8 láms. 2 planos. Los 4 tomos completos de láminas y planos. Falto de parte de laa portada de tomo I por lo demás buen estado del papel y grabados. Encuadernados en plena piel de época con lomera cuajada, pérdida de los tejuelos. Ex libris. (52096).

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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'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'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]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: John L. Capes (Books) Established 1969]
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        AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT OF AN EMBASSY FROM THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN TO

      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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        Îuvres . . Nouvelle Édition

      Paris: Chez Gide, 1797 - 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 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Child&#39;s Sampler

      1797. [Sampler] Mary Linsey, 1797, age 10, her work. A nice, early young girl&#146;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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        ORDENANZAS DE LA NOBLE VILLA DE BILBAO. Las ordenanzas que tiene, usa, y guarda la M.N. y M.L. Villa de Bilbao, confirmadas por S. M.

      - Bilbao, Francisco San Martín, impresor, 1797, 22x32, 3 hojas, 245 págs. 9 hojas. Ligero rasgado en una hoja por defecto de imprenta. La portada va orlada y lleva un escudo grabado con la iglesia de San Antón, el puente y dos lobos dentro del escudo. Ejemplar con amplios márgenes. Encuadernado en holandesa actual, lomo piel con hierros. (38411).

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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&#146;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&#146;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&#146;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&#151;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&#146;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 &#145;Paradise Lost&#146; as &#145;one of the greatest, most noble and sublime poems which either this age or nation has produced,&#146; while Blake, keying in on the poem&#146;s heretical implications, described Milton as &#145;a true Poet, and of the Devil&#146;s party without knowing it.&#146; This thorough collection includes not only &#145;Paradise Lost&#146; and the other major works, including &#145;Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes, and Comus&#146;, 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&#39;s The Antiquities of England and Wales. This work published engravings, much smaller than, but similar in character to, the Bucks&#39; Views (1726-42), generally panoramas of medieval structures intended to convey the maximum information, rather than interesting compositions or illustrations of details. Grose&#39;s novelty was to publish text with the views. His purpose, stated in the introduction, was popular, &#39;for the use of such as are desirous of having, without much trouble, a general knowledge of the subjects treated in this publication&#39;, 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&#39;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 &#39;Tam o&#39; Shanter&#39; 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&#39;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 &#150;or was significantly involved in their writing- &#147;Memoria sobre los medios que podrian adoptarse para fomenter las haciendas en orden al ganado vacuno y mular&#148; (Cf. Sabin, 50589) and &#147;Discurso sobre las buenas propiedades de la tierra bermeja para cultura de la Caña de Azucar&#148;. 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 &#147;Para un burro padre, se necesitan veinte o veinte y cinco Yeguas, por que en los seis meses del verde van sucesivamente pariendo&#148;, 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&#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." 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'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. &#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. 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*&#150;5B&#134;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&#150;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&#146;Esemplare Del Lord Conte Di Burlingthon Impresso in Londra L&#146;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&#146;s printing of 1796-1797 is a fine and beautiful quarto edition of the master&#146;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. &#145;Palladio&#146;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&#146;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&#146;oeil, the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, which was finished by his pupil Vincenzo Scamozzi.&#146; PMM 92 In 1732-1733, Ware&#146;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&#146;s original drawings in Burlington&#146;s collection. The additional fifth volume, here provided emanates from these drawings in Lord Burlington&#146;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. &#11;&#11;Wrappers quite worn and stained. Some internal wear and soiling. "N 1" added to title in ink. With previous owner&#39;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&#39;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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