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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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        Bandi piemontesi sui generi alimentari.

      - Volume rilegato (h cm. 29) in cartone rigido con tassello al piatto anteriore, contenente: 1) Disposizioni per la distribuzione a prezzo agevolato del riso per due giorni a settimana tramite due botteghe, nella piazza Carlina e nella piazza del Mercato del Bosco, assistita da due guardie civiche. Torino, dal Palazzo di Città, 24 luglio 1797, foglio stampato recto/verso, di cm. 19 x 28, a firma segretario Marchetti. 2) Fissata la tassa del pane : li grizzini biscotti e i micconi di puro fioretto, il pane bianco alla francese, le grizzie e micconi in farina naturale, il pane bruno. Torino, per gli eredi Avondo, 1797, foglio di cm. 19 x 28 con stemma reale xilografico, a firma Conte Frichignono e segretario Ardy. 3) Tassa da osservarsi : formaggi nostrali di fea vecchia, formaggi nostrali di fea dell?annata, formaggi di pecora di montagna iovani, fontine giovani della Valle di Lanzo, Grivere di Svizzera dette di Sbrinzo vecchie, Grivere di Savoja vecchie, Formaggi lodeggiani e piacentini. Torino, per gli eredi Avondo, 1797, foglio di cm. 19 x 28 con stemma reale xilografico, a firma Conte Frichignono e segretario Ardy. 4) Tassa da osservarsi nella vendita dei seguenti capi: riso, farina buratata di puro formento, farina di meliga. Torino, per gli eredi Avondo, 1797, foglio di cm. 19 x 28 con stemma reale xilografico, a firma Conte Frichignono e segretario Ardy.

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        Geometrical and Graphical Essays Containing, a General Description of the Mathematical Instruments Used in Geometry, Civil and Military Surveying, Levelling, and Perspective ; with Many New Practical Problems Illustrated By Thirty Four Copper Plates

      London: J. Dillon & Co, 1797. Boards. Very Good. [4], [i]-vi, [6], [1]-518 pages. Followed by title leaf for plate section, and then 34 double folding plates, a 14 pages catalog of Jone's instruments and finally 2 pages ads. Calf binding rebacked to style with original red label preserved. Plates are trimmed nearly to the plate mark with most borders showing but some captions trimmed off, and some have minor browning/spotting and recreasing. Generally bright and clean internally. Boards. The second edition, revised and enlarged by William Jones, Mathematical Instrument Maker. Illustrated wtih 34 double folding copper plate engravings. Sold by W. and S. Jones, Opticians, Holborn London. An interesting treatise focused mostly on surveying and the instruments and techniques used therein. Contains a page of 18th century titles consulted in the preparation of the work, which are in themselves interesting to review. Pantagraph, spirit levels, trigonometric problems, chains, levelling cross, optical square, theodolites, and many others are included in this practical treatise.

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        STOWE; A Description of the House and Gardens of the Most Noble & Puissant Prince, George Grenville Nugent Temple Marquis of Buckingham

      J Seeley, Buckingham 1797 - 63 + 1pp., illustrated with engraved title and 25 plates of views drawn and engraved by T Medland, 10 ground plans on 5 plates, 2 folding plans, occasional foxing or marks, original contemporary full tree calf, some repairs to corners, blind embossed spine, red title label, J Seeley, Buckingham, J Edwards, Pall Mall & L Seeley, Paternoster Row, London 1797 Size: 9.5 x 7.25" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoria sobre o Loureiro Cinnamomo vulgo Caneleira de Ceylaõ para acompanhar a remessa das plantas, que pelas reaes ordens vão ser transportadas ao Brasil

      - Officina Patriarcal (Casa Literária do Arco do Cego), Lisboa, 1797. De 38pp.+ 2, com uma estampa. 17cm. Br. Ilustr. Good copy, very rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Généraux de la République

      Paris et Lourdes 1797 - Album complet de Rare suite de 10 portraits gravés par G. Fiesinger, E. G. Herhan et A. Cardon et imprimés en couleurs de Bonaparte, Andreossy, Bernadotte, Desaix, Gouvion Saint-Cyr, Kléber, Lecourbe et Sainte-Suzanne. Format 16 x 23,5cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Coloured Figures of English FUNGI or Mushrooms

      Printed by J. Davies and sold by the author et al; Volume III Printed by B. Wilks and sold by the author 1797 - 1809 By James Sowerby - London, by Printed by J. Davies and sold by the author et al; Volume III Printed by B. Wilks and sold by the author, 1797 - 1809. 3 volumi in - folio, perfettamente rilegati in mezzo marocchino, (coevo) cilindrato con larghi angoli, piatti in cartone marmorizzato, dorsi a 5 nervi, lettere e fregi in oro, tagli superiori in oro; 110 fogli di testo esplicativo e complessive 440 tavole fuori testo meravigliosamente colorate ed incise in rame, quasi tutte tirate su cartoncino in prima tiratura. Il nostro esemplare è da considerarsi eccezionale perchè è completo della suite di tavole che vanno dalla 401 alla 440, stampata nel 1809. The supplement was not issued with its own title page and starts with the dedication and introduction leaves. Tutto il testo è stampato su carta finissima. Sontuosa opera sui funghi mai eguagliata. Autentico cimelio nel suo genere. Esemplare perfetto, con i margini intatti proveniente da una famiglia gentilizia, della quale reca l' ex - libris. Brunet, v, 468. Pritzel, 8888. Nissen, Botan. Buch - Illustration, 1874. Henry, Brit. botan. literature, III, 1363. Schliemann, Fungorum libri, 1698. Per notizie sull' autore, si veda: Diction, of scientific biography, XII, pp. 552 - 53.

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        IL REDATTORE DEL GRAN CONSIGLIO DELLA REPUBBLICA CISALPINA.

      Stamperia di Luigi Valadini (1797-1798) Anni VI e VII republicani. In - 16 gr. (mm. 185x104), 26 voll. numerati 1 - 20 e 1 - 6, mz. pelle coeva (con picc. manc. o picc. spacchi), fregi e tit. oro al dorso su due tasselli. Disponiamo di una raccolta - completa - di provvedimenti, petizioni, leggi, ecc. emanate dal "Gran Consiglio della Repubblica Cisalpina", divisa in bimestri, così composta: - Vol. I e II: 1° bimestre, raccoglie complessivi 72 numeri (n. 1, 2 frimale, Anno VI 22 novembre 1797) relativi a 62 Sedute del Gran Consiglio. - Voll. III - XVII: 2°, 3°, 4° e 5° bimestre, raccolgono complessivi 358 numeri: dal n. 1, 1 piovoso, Anno VI (20 gennaio 1798) al n. 358, 12 fruttidoro, Anno VI (29 agosto 1798), relativi a 277 Sedute del Gran Consiglio. - Voll. XVIII - XX: ?Processo verbale del Consiglio de? Juniori?: raccolgono complessivi 91 numeri, dal n. 1, 14 fruttidoro, Anno VI (31 agosto 1798) al n. 91, 11 frimale, Anno VII (1 dicembre 1798). - Voll. I - VI: ?Processo verbale delle Sessioni del Consiglio de? Seniori?: raccolgono complessivi 153 numeri, dal 2 frimale, Anno VI (22 novembre 1797) al 30 pratile, Anno VI (18 giugno 1798) relativi a 207 Sessioni. I volumi n. 20 e n. 6 (del secondo gruppo) sono mutili in fine. Raro e importante periodico che cessò con il n. 212, 14 aprile 1799 (del Consiglio de? Juniori). Uniformi arross. o fiorit. interc. nel t. ma complessivamente buon esemplare.

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        Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm - Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte - Band 3 - Die Amphibien - Mit 40 kolorierten Kupferstichen 1797

      Wien 1797. Inhalt: Frösche. Schildkröten. Eidechsen. Schlangen. 328 S. Fraktur. Mit 40 kolorierten Kupferstichen. Ganzledereinband, verg. Rückentitel, echte Bünde, roter Farbschnitt, Farbe der Stiche auffallend gut erhalten. Einband und Rücken berieben, bestoßen, angeschmutzt, angebräunt, Rücken etwas beschädigt, Schnitt angeschmutzt, etwas angebräunt, Seiten gering angebräunt, etwas lichtrandig, angeschmutzt, selten mit leichten Anstreichungen im Text, alle Seiten, insbesondere die Bildseiten, sind vorhanden und unbeschädigt, Buchstege angebrochen, jedoch nicht lose, Deckelinnenseiten angeschmutzt, altersentsprechend Gesamtzustand gut. Kein Schutzumschlag Leder kl.8°. Gut

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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

      T. Cadell & W. Davies, London 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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        Autograph letter signed to Dr. Girdlestone concerning the founding of the "Pneumatic Institution."

      1797. Beddoes, Thomas (1760-1808). A.L.s. to Dr. [Thomas G.] Girdlestone (1758-1822). Bradford, July 25, [1797 (from postmark)]. 3pp. plus integral cover. 252 x 196 mm. Creased along original folds, light soiling on cover, lacunae repaired along folds and where seal was broken, with loss of one letter. Very good. <p>Beddoes&#39; letter touches on the medicinal properties of nitric acid and discusses his famous Pneumatic Institution for the treatment of disease by inhalation of various gases, which began operation the following year (1798). The letter begins as follows:</p><p>"I was extremely gratified with your Yarmouth case, which I carefully returned to Dr. Babington. I trust it is designed for publication. I shall be curious to learn the sequel. In your last letter you speak of the beneficial effects of nitric acid. I have had some most important communications on the subject which I am going to print, & should be happy to receive a paper from you. . . ."</p><p>Later in the letter Beddoes refers to his "scheme" for the Pneumatic Institution. He thanks Dr. Girdlestone and a Dr. Lubbock</p><p>"for the authority of your names more than for your contributions. Depend upon it the scheme will be executed soon, barring any great public disaster. I have got a committee of great respectability-What I want is a superintendent, who ought to have several uncommon qualifications. That point being secured, the next step will be to circulate an outline for the suggestions of philosophers & physicians."</p><p>Even though Beddoes does not mention the Pneumatic Institution by name here, it is highly improbable that the above paragraph refers to anything else. The "superintendent of uncommon qualifications" that Beddoes ended up hiring was the nineteen-year-old Humphry Davy, who first made his name as a scientist through his investigations, performed in the Pneumatic Institution&#39;s laboratory, of the physiological properties of nitrous oxide gas.</p><p>In a postscript, Beddoes once again returns to the subject of nitric acid: "Could not you who have attended so much to Hepatitis give me something important on the efficacy of nitric acid in liver complaints?"</p><p>Beddoes&#39; correspondent, Dr. Thomas Girdlestone, was a Yarmouth physician who had served in India; he was the author of Essays on the Hepatitis and Spasmodic Affections in India (1787) and several other works. Hirsch. </p>

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        Kst.- Karte, aus La Perouse, "Mappe Monde ou carte reduite des parties connues du Globe pour servir au Voyage de La Perouse fait dans les Annees 1785,86,87 et 88".

      . teilkol., 1797, 58,5 x 93,5. Der Titel unten mittig. Weltkarte mit Einzeichnung der Reiserouten von La Perouse. Mittig Australien.

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        A New History of England; from the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the beginning of the year MDCCXCIV. / Adorned with cuts of all the kings and queens since the Norman Conquest

      Darton and Harvey,, London 1797 - 16mo. 120pp. Illustrated withthirty wood engraved portraits, full length, of monarchs in the text. Bound in original Dutch patterend boards, shaken and defective to the spine, but a clean complete copy. This was the last of the 18th Century editions of this popular illustrated history book for children first issued under this title by Newbery in 1759, subsequent editins brought up to date, this one down to 1794 only. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sagre Offerte alla Passione di Nostre Signore Gesu Cristo con varie orazoni

      Sagre Offerte alla Passione di Nostre Signore Gesu Cristo con varie orazoni... [Prayer Book]. Rome: Zempel for Vincenzo Poggioli, 1797. 8vo. 348pp. Engraved title. Contemporary Roman binding of salmon-colored morocco, tooled in gilt with wide and elaborate ornamental borders composed of flowers, foliage, and drawer-handle tools, arranged at each corner to resemble urns full of flowers. Spine fully gilt with a flower tool in each compartment, endpapers of decorated paper printed in a diaper pattern in green and red with a flower in each lozenge, all edges gilt. Contained in the original slipcase of sprinkled calf gilt, lined with paper of the same pattern as endpapers. Exceedingly fine condition.

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        Friedrich II., der Große (Berlin 24. 01. 1712 - 17. 08 1786 in Potsdam). "Fridericus. II". König von Preussen. Brustbild nach links; im Alter mit Schwarzen Adler Orden. Im Oval. "Frederic II, Roi de Prusse".

      . Kupferstich v. B. Salomon, dat. 1797, 60 x 44,8 (H). Seltenes, schönes und sehr ausdrucksstarkes Portrait, mit dem sich Jomtow Bennet Salomon neben den Porträts von Königin Luise und Chodowiecki einen Namen machte. - Mit restaurierten Randeinrissen ( 2 bis ins Bild gehend ).

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        Tagebuch der vorgefallenen Hauptbegebenheiten in der Reichsstadt Memmingen und auf der dazu gehörigen Landschaft, von der zwoten Hälfte des Jahrs 1796 bis zur Wiederherstellung des Friedens. Mit dem "Plan des Gefechts". Beigebunden: Historisches Tagebuch der vorzüglichsten Kriegs-Begebenheiten in und bey Memmingen von 1799-1801 (1. /2. Abtheilung).

      Memmingen, Selbstverlag u. Johannes Rehm, 1797, 1801, 1804.. Kl.-8°, Papp. 132 S. 2 Bl.; 64, 61 S. Sehr seltener Augenzeugenbericht. Karrer (1762-1836) aus Memmingen, hier noch "des Ministeriums Adjunkt", war Pfarrer von Buxach (1800) und Woringen (1804-1818) und verfaßte mehrere historische Werke über seine Vaterstadt, 1818 wechselte er als Dekan nach Kempten (Erhard, Memminger Pfarrerbuch, 73). - Mit der meistens fehlenden Kupfertafel zum Gefecht vom 22. September 1796 u. dem genau so seltenen "Historischem Tagebuch". Einband bestoßen, innen leicht stockfleckig, insgesamt gutes u. seltenes Exemplar.

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        Gli Stati Uniti dell'America Delineati sulle ultime Osservazioni.

      1797 - Rome, 1797. Outline colour. Six sheets conjoined to form a wall map, total size 960 x 940mm. Excellent condition. Cassini's uncommon six-sheet map of the United States from his 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', here joined together. Each sheet has a separate illustrated title cartouche, and in the bottom right corner is an inset of Newfoundland.

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