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        The Book of Common Prayer

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

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        Tab 81 - Phalaena Ministra (Orange Brown-barred Moth)

      London : Printed by T. Bensley, for J. Edwards [etc.] 1797. - John Abbot (1751- ca. 1840) & Sir James Smith (1759-1828) A Selection from The Natural History of the Rare Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia London : Printed by T. Bensley, for J. Edwards [etc.] 1797. Engravings with original hand color Framed size: 23” x 19 1/2” Condition: very good John Abbot was one of the best natural history artists working in North America during the pre-Audubon era. He was born in Turnham Green, west London, in 1751, but emigrated to America in 1773, arriving in Virginia, before settling in Georgia in 1775. There he spent much of his life studying and completing a large series of drawings of local birds and insects. The majority of his drawings, like many artist (he completed more than 5000 watercolors) remained unpublished during his lifetime. His reputation languished until 1896, when his ornithological works were re-discovered. The quality and range of Abbot’s work places him on a parallel level to Catesby, Wilson, and Audubon, and he recorded the fauna of Georgia more thoroughly and at an earlier date than any other region of America. Abbot’s work was edited by Sir James Smith, botanist, co-founder and first president of the Linnaean Society in London. John Abbot was involved in the study of natural history before he left England and is known to have kept in touch with scientific friends in London. It is unknown who contacted whom with the suggestion for the present publication, but the introduction between Smith and Abbot was probably arranged by a mutual London friend. The Linnaean Society have notes from Abbot to Smith with suggestions about the form the work. Writing in the preface, Smith notes that “The materials of the following work have been collected on the spot by a faithful observer, Mr. John Abbot, many years resident in Georgia, who, after having previoously studied the metamorphoses of English insects, pursued his enquiries among those of Georgia and the neighbouring parts of North America. The result of observations he has delineated in a style of beauty and accuracy which can scarcely be excelled, and has accompanied his figures with an account, as well as representation, of the plants on which each insect chiefly feeds, together with many circumstances of its manners, times of the different metamorphoses, and other interessting particulars.”

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        The Two Shoemakers. In five parts.

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

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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        Histoire De Russie, Representee Par Figures, Accompagnees D'Un Precis Historique. Les Figures Gravees Par F.A. David, Associe Libre De L'Academie De Peinture Et De Sculpture De Berlin, D'Apres Les Dessins De Monnet

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

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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      London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1790; 1797. - Four parts bound in one volume. xii,[5]-165pp. plus thirty handcolored folding plates; ix,[5]-34pp.; 29,[1]pp.; 61pp. plus twenty-two single-page plates. Half title before each titlepage. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Contemporary ownership signature of "Sir Patrick Murray" on first half title. Very clean and fresh. A fine copy. One of the most important works on naval tactics published in the age of sail, this is an attractive copy of all four parts of Clerk's influential treatise, with all fifty-two plates. The first part was privately published in 1782 in Edinburgh, and then in the present form in 1790. The second through fourth parts followed in 1797. Clerk was a Scottish merchant with a long interest in navigation, and he based this work on his study of English and continental naval tactics. He was partially influenced to produce the present work due to British naval defeats during the American War of Independence, especially the defeat at Yorktown. The plates illustrate many of the battles Clerk analyzes, including Admiral Rodney's engagement with the French in 1780, Arbuthnot's battle off the mouth of the Chesapeake in 1781, Byron's defeat by the Comte d'Estaing at Grenada in 1779, and more. Admiral Nelson implemented some of Clerk's tactics during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Not in Sabin, despite the American content. "Distinctive as one of the first British accounts of tactics, as opposed to a work in French translation, and for its criticism of the current Royal Naval practice of looking more to signal books to the detriment of fighting instructions" - DNB. MARITIME HISTORY IN THE JCB 1277. ADAMS & WATERS 359, 360. SCOTT 419.

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      Philadelphia. March 29, - March 20, 1799. 1797 - Folio newspapers, printed in four columns. A discontinuous run of 147 issues, beginning with Number 22 (March 29, 1797) and concluding with Number 635 (March 20, 1799). Each issue consists of [4]pp. Several issues bear a contemporary ownership signature of "Mr. Kinney" or "Capt. Kinney." Plus one issue of CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER; two issues of the TRUE AMERICAN COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER; and one issue of the PHILADELPHIA GAZETTE & UNIVERSAL DAILY ADVERTISER from the same time period bound in. Folio. Contemporary marbled boards, expertly rebacked, retaining the original gilt morocco label. Boards scuffed. An occasional stain or fox mark, light even tanning. Some twenty issues have from 2- to 6-inch tears in the edge or center of the text, resulting in loss. A few issues trimmed close at the upper edge or foredge, with slight loss. Overall, in good condition. A significant assemblage of William Cobbett's important and controversial - but short-lived - daily newspaper, PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE. The numbers in this volume represent about twenty percent of the complete run of the newspaper, which lasted for 770 issues. Cobbett (1763- 1835), the legendarily prolific, controversial (often contradictory), and anti- authoritarian polemicist, often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." In 1796, a few years after he arrived in the United States, he began a monthly periodical called THE POLITICAL CENSOR, which he used to snipe at his political opponents - usually those of a pro-French or Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The CENSOR ran until March 1797, when it was replaced with PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, a daily newspaper. The first issue appeared on March 4, 1797, the day John Adams was inaugurated President, with a subscription base of about one thousand, which more than doubled within a few months. By November 1797, Cobbett was printing 3,000 copies a day. A weekly German-language version was published in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1798 and 1799, and a thrice- weekly edition called THE COUNTRY PORCUPINE also ran in those years. Cobbett used the newspaper to support the Federalist party and to rail against the French and their American supporters during the period of increased tensions between the United States and France generally known as the "Quasi War." His contentious articles thrived in the politically charged atmosphere, though Cobbett often found himself on the receiving end of libel suits. The newspaper is filled with articles on national and local politics, foreign policy, news from Europe, economics, and advertisements for Cobbett's other works. Aside from its tremendous political importance, PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE is also a rich source of information on daily life in Philadelphia, with each issue containing commercial ads and notices, reports of arrivals in the port of Philadelphia, local prices for goods, advertisements for schools and doctors, and much more. The demise of the paper was hastened when Cobbett lost a $5,000 libel judgment brought against him by Dr. Benjamin Rush, whom Cobbett had attacked for Rush's actions during an outbreak of Yellow Fever in Philadelphia. The case was adjudicated by a Pennsylvania judge whom Cobbett had also criticized. Cobbett suspended publication of the GAZETTE in late August 1799, followed by a few weekly issues that fall, and a final New York issue of January 13, 1800. A significant run of an important Federalist- era periodical, produced by one of the most controversial polemicists in American history. PEARL, WILLIAM COBBETT 28. GAINES, WILLIAM COBBETT 30. BRIGHAM, pp.946-47.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Gullà]
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        Die Kunst das menschliche Leben zu verlängern. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Akademische Buchhandlung, Jena 1797 - Erste Ausgabe. - Garrison & Morton 1602; Wellcome III, 310. - "Hufeland, one of the most successful and respected physicians of his time, graduated in medicine from Göttingen in 1783. He initially succeeded his father and grandfather as court physician at Weimar where he came to know as patients and friends Goethe, Schiller, and their brilliant circle. In 1793 he was called to jena as professor and went to Berlin in 1800 as royal physician, director of the medical college, and chief physician at the Charité. Hufeland was a leading figure in nineteenth-century medical journalism, editing four journals, and was also aprolific author. In addition to general medicine, he wrote on pediatrics, cholera, popular medicine, epidemiology, and vaccination for small-pox. His outspoken support for vaccination played a major role in its eventual adoption in Germany. The present work on the prolongation of life was, in later editions, called Makrobiotik. It had a profound influence on the health practices of the day and many of his concepts are still followed. The book enjoyed a phenomenal success, was quickly translated into all major languages, and went through numerous editions" (Heirs of Hippocrates 1183) Gestochenes Frontispiz von Christian Friedrich Stölzel (1751 - 1816, Thieme-Becker XXXII, 89 89). Dargestellt sind die Moiren (Parzen) Klotho, die den Lebensfaden spinnt, Lachesis, die ihn führt und Atropos, die ihn abschneidet. - Das Titelblatt enthält als Motto die Worte Goethes: "Süßes Leben! Schöne freundliche Gewohnheit des Daseyns und Wirkens! - von dir soll ich scheiden?" Von tadelloser Gesamterhaltung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Winfried Kuhn]
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        A Plan for the Conduct of Female Education

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

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian/STERN ACADEMIC]
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        Oeuvres de Gessner.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tarter, Einzelunternehmen]
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        BELL'S BRITISH THEATRE, Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays. Complete Set of 140 Plays in 34 Leather Bound Volumes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Saggio di Poesie.

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

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

      London: Printed by J. Davis, For B. & J. White [and six others], 1797. Contemporary speckled calf, somewhat rubbed, rebacked, the original spines skilfully laid down, an attractive set; with the half titles and extra leaves First edition of Eden'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]

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      Paris : P. Didot l&#146;aîné 1797 - Grand in-18, 100 x 150 : front., (2 ff.), 207 pp., 5 pl. Maroquin noir, roulette et triple filet dorés en encadrement sur les plats, décor intérieur composé d&#146;un encadrement à entrelacs rempli d&#146;un décor aux petits fers, fleurons aux angles, dos à nerfs orné, tranches dorées sur marbrures, plats doublés de maroquin rouge décorés d&#146;une large dentelle dorée (Niédrée). &#151; Édition originale très recherchée selon Cohen, de ce roman du vicomte de Vindé (1759-1842), illustrée de 6 gravures hors texte. Un des 100 exemplaires au format grand in-18 imprimés sur papier vélin, avec les figures avant la lettre. Exemplaire de la bibliothèque du comte Giuseppe Napoleone Primoli portant son ex-libris gravé « Josephi Napo com Primoli ». Fils de la princesse Charlotte Bonaparte, il fréquenta assidûment le salon de sa tante la princesse Mathilde. C&#146;est là qu&#146;il rencontre Alexandre Dumas fils, Daudet, les frères Goncourt, Marcel Proust L&#146;exemplaire est enrichi d&#146;une lettre du comte Primoli à la marquise de Flers à laquelle il offre cet exemplaire. L&#146;ouvrage avait été auparavant offert à la mère du comte par son ami Charles Giraud (1802-1881), ancien ministre de l&#146;Instruction publique et membre de l&#146;Institut. Très bel exemplaire en plein maroquin doublé de Niédrée arborant de grandes marges prisées du relieur. Discrètes et habiles restaurations à la reliure. Quelques rousseurs éparses. &#151; Cohen II, 737. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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        The History of Little Jack.

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

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

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

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

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

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        South-East View of Woodchester

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

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

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

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

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

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        Sepher Habris

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

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

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

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        Vue de St. Pierre et St. Paul au Kamtschatka. (Russia)

      L'Imprimerie de la Republique, Paris 1797 - Engraving with hand-coloring. From Atlas du Voyage de la Perouse, No. 56. Dessine par Blondela. Grave par Masquelier. L. Auber scripsit. Sheet size: 17 x 22". Inventory#: p1045pmat.

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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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