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        VOYAGE DE LA PEROUSE AUTOUR DU MONDE

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie de la Republique, 1797.. Four large quarto text volumes plus folio atlas. Text volumes: [4],lxxii,346,[1]; [4],398,[1]; [4],422,[1]; [4],309pp plus engraved portrait frontispiece in volume one. Atlas: Engraved title plus sixty-nine maps and plates (many folding). Half titles. Text volumes: Large quarto. Original blue marbled paper boards, paper labels. Atlas: Large folio. Matching blue marbled boards, paper label. All untrimmed, some gatherings unopened, especially in volume three of the text. Some rubbing to spine ends, joints, and labels. Unobtrusive worming to part of the text in volumes two and three, persistent light dampstain to bottom edge of some leaves in volume three. Atlas with light marginal dampstaining to some leaves. Overall, a near fine copy in contemporary condition. First edition of one of the greatest French voyages, published by order of the French government. La Pérouse, one of the foremost French navigators of the 18th century, left Brest with two vessels in 1785 to explore the northwest coast of America. He arrived there the following summer and explored extensively along the Alaska coast, then sailed south to California. The expedition's goals were to explore the potential for fur trading ventures, pursue the geographical exploration of both America and Siberia, investigate the possibility of a northwest passage, and establish some French claim north of Spanish and south of Russian claims on the American coast. After his California visit, La Pérouse visited China, some Pacific islands, and the Siberian coast. He sent back copies of his journals, both overland across Russia and via British ships met at Botany Bay in the spring of 1788. After he left Australia, his party was never seen again, and it was not until the 1820s that the wrecks of his ships were discovered on a reef in the Santa Cruz group. When it became clear that something had happened to the expedition, a decision was made to publish the journals he had transmitted home. The La Pérouse voyage is notable for its superb mapping of the Alaska and California coasts (discussed at length by Wagner in CARTOGRAPHY OF THE NORTHWEST COAST), including maps of San Diego, Monterey, and the entire Northwest Coast. The atlas also contains numerous interesting views of the coast in California and the Pacific, as well as botanical and natural history plates. The text contains a wealth of scientific and ethnographic information. "It is one of the finest narratives of maritime exploration ever written, and certainly deserves to hold a place of high honor among the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" - Howell. Although La Pérouse did not sail around the world, as announced in the title, he might well have achieved that objective if disaster had not overtaken him. HILL, p.174. HOWES L93, "b." STREETER SALE 3493. WAGNER NORTHWEST COAST 837-848, pp.199- 201. SABIN 38960. ZAMORANO 80, 49. COWAN, p.383. LADA-MOCARSKI 52. FERGUSON 251. FORBES HAWAII 272.

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        A TREATISE ON THE ART OF PAINTING. And the composition of Colours, containing instructions for all the various processes of painting. Together with observations upon the qualities and ingredients of Colours. Translated from the French

      Published and Sold by the Author. New Bond Street. London. Printed by T. Baylis. London. 1797. FIRST EDITION. 8vo.(7.4 x 5.3 inches). Title,vi,242pp. A clean, wide-margin, untrimmed copy in original publishers grey paper covered boards. Neatly and professionally re-backed(retaining the blank leaves), probably late 19th or early 20th century, with pale green cloth and a printed paper label. The boards are a bit rubbed and bumped to edges but overall this is a crisp, clean copy in very good condition. ----- A scarce title that attracted great criticism on publication. De Massoul, who was born in France but lived and worked in London running his artist supply and paint shop in Bond Street, was accused in a review of his book, published in the Monthly Review, of plagiarising other works and disguising this by claiming the book to be a translation. In fact there is no record of a French edition. ----- Even knowing that it is a synthetic work, it is still interesting and instructive to consider both the information that de Massoul included in his book and its presentation. The book contains separate sections about different aspects of painting such as aesthetics technique, the work of famous painters, and details of colours, including the composition of colouring materials and colours, and various suggestions for their use. Its format creates a sense of cohesion and deliberation that is not found in other compilations while providing a context to the standard elements of a painting manual. De Massoul begins by drawing familiar analogies between painting and poetry; claiming both are distillations of ideas that express the facts of history and inventions of the imagination. He continues with the extremely practical declaration that learning to paint will increase appreciation of all painting, and describes different popular or famous painting practices and gives details on the composition of colours themselves. The inclusion of a glossary of terms may have given readers who were novice artists the confidence to discuss the aesthetics and expectations of various different painting techniques. He includes clear descriptions of painting in enamel (the most solid and durable but also the most difficult), mosaic, fresco, gouache, miniature, watercolour, pastel, and crayon. There are ten pages devoted to specifics of colour, including recipes for colourmaking.

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        TABLEAU DE L'ESPAGNE MODERNE

      - Tableau de l'Espagne moderne.- París, Chez l'auteur, Du Pont, Devaux et Regnault, 1797; tres tomos en 4º menor holandesa moderna, 1º. VIII-383 pp. Mapa de España plegado, plano de Madrid y 4 láminas (2 plegadas.) 2º. 1 h. - 390 pp. 2 láminas plegadas con 12 viñetas de tema taurino. 3º. 1 h. - 362 pp. - 1 h. 4 láminas plegadas. Segunda edición. Palau nº 34056. Buen ejemplar completo.

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        Campagne du général Buonaparte en Italie pendant les années IVe et Ve de la République française. Par un officier général.

      Paris, Plassan et Bernard, l'an V-1797, - in-8, 373 pp., carte dépliante, bradel cartonnage papier rose (reliure de l'époque). Exemplaire défraîchi. Dos passé, coupes et coins usés, manque de papier au dos. Qqs mouillures. Ex-libris Baron Paulin-Ruelle. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A View of the Causes and Consequences of the American Revolution; in Thirteen Discourses, Preached in North America Between the Years 1763 and 1775;

      London: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1797. First edition. three-quarter brown morocco over marbled boards, burgundy gilt lettered morocco spine label, printed paper spine label. Covers with some rubbing and slight wear, bookplate front pastedown, verso of title page with rubber stamp, else fine. Royal octavo. Boucher (1738- 1804) came to Virginia in 1754 as a private tutor in a family. The stepson of George Washington was one of his charges and he became a life long friend and intimate of John Parke-Custis. Boucher returned to England and was ordained bishop of London in 1762 in order to be able to become a vicar in Virginia. He then immediately sailed for America and remained there until 1775 as rector of various Virginia and Maryland parishes. Boucher was opposed to any civil unrest and preached against any kind of opposition to the Crown from his pulpit. He was an ardent Tory and believed firmly that protest against government wrongs should be carried out within the law. He believed the 1765 Stamp Act to be â??oppressive, impolitic and illegalâ?. During his residence in Maryland he vigorously opposed the vestry act, by which the powers and emoluments of the Maryland pastors were greatly diminished. When the discord between the colonists and the government escalated he felt much sympathy for the former but his opposition to any form of illegal obstruction tot he Stamp Act and other measures, caused a rift between him and his parish. With George Washington forced to make a hard choice between protecting his argumentative friend and showing loyalty to the colonists' cause, in the autumn of 1775 Boucher returned to England with his wife, Eleanor Addison of Oxon Hill, Maryland, where his loyalism was rewarded by a government pension. He was an accomplished writer, including A View of the Causes ... [Howes B641. Sabin 6839].

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        Captain Cook's Three Voyages to the Pacific Ocean: Volume II

      Boston: Manning and Loring for Thomas & Andrews and D. West. 1797. Volume two only. Contains four plates. Full brown leather with title on the spine. Good only with leather worn, creases in spine, loss to the spine ends, joints cracked, pages are browned and foxed. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A History of Inventions and Discoveries. Translated from the German by William Johnston

      London: J. Bell, 1797.. Three volumes. First English translation. 19th century tan full calf, spines with raised bands, twin gilt lettered dark green labels, gilt decoration to the other panels, the later armorial bookplate of William Allan Smith-Masters to the front pastedown of volume I. Neat restoration to a few of the spine labels, an attractive set. Johann Beckmann taught and wrote widely on the subjects of natural history and science, he was famously attributed with the coining of the term "technology". This is his most notable work, an almost encyclopaedic collection of articles on various trades, natural products and inventions covering an extensive list of subjects to include everything from the "chemical names of metals" to tulips. The first English translation appeared before Beckmann had completed the fourth and final volume, the first English edition of which appeared 17 years later.

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        Documenta e variis veteris testamenti historiis, ex evangelio item petita, modulis rythmicis quo jucundius cantu, si lubet, animis influant. Laborata studio & opera Caroli van Beughem, canonici. Subjungitur ejusdem adolescenti ad virtutem aspiranti amica cohortatio.Opus omnibus fidelibus et parentibus institutioribus ac juventuti comprimis utile

      PETER JOSEPH HANICQ, Malines 1797 - 209 pp, édition originiale (?) de cette adaptation de l'histoire biblique en 548 vers ( 8 lignes par vers) pour l'instruction de jeunes lecteurs. Le texte, imprimé sur 3 colonnes (latin, français, néerlandais), compte 209 vers pour l'Ancien testament, 321 vers pour le Nouveau testament et 28 vers de conseils éthiques fournis par l'auteur. Le théologien Charles-Antoine Van Beughem (1744-1820) était directeur d'école et secrétaire au diocèse de Tournai. # NBG V-858/859; # Devolder, J.- Algemene bibliografie van publicaties uitgegeven in de Zuidelijke Nederlanden, I, n° 3360. Biobibdata , LIJST VAN EDITIES, GEDRUKT IN BELGIË IN DE 18de EEUW 1776-1800, n° 460 1 vol volumes. Reliure de l'époque : plein-cuir, dos lisse , nerfs et titre doré

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        A View of Battersea Bridge

      Anty Molteno Printseller to her R.H the Duchess of York. 1797. - Original aquatint. Original colour. Size: 36.5 x 31 cm. (14½ x 12 inches). Mounted size: 43.5 x 39.7 cm Very fine condition Views of Cheyne Walk, Chelsea Old Church and the bridge linking Battersea and Chelsea built after an Act of Parliament in 1766. Designed by Henry Holland the bridge was composed of 19 narrow wooden spans. It replaced a ferry service and was opened in November 1771. Regular traffic first moved across the bridge in 1772 and by 1795 some of the wooden spans were replaced by iron girder sections. This very scarce view dates from this period and shows a bridge that remained in service intil 1883.

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        Picturesque Views on the River Wye From its Source at Plinlimmon Hill, to its Junction with the Severn below Chepstow; With Observations on the Public Buildings, and other works of Art, in its vicinity

      London R. Faulder 1797 - Quarto, Large Paper Edition. Bound in period marbled boards, edges untrimmed, spine neatly re-backed using plain paper in period style with printed label. The text is complete, meeting collation: xii, 159, [1]pp, with halftitle, frontispiece map, portrait plate and 28 of the 30 sepia aquatint plates present. Lacking 2 plates: pp. 129 St Briaval's; and pp. 146 Chepstow Castle and Bridge. The binding is holding firmly and is in good condition, with some general wear to surface / extremities from handling, corners bumped / abraded. Contents are holding firmly and in very good condition, with just occasional scattered spots or handling marks, a few creased corners, extreme edges a little nicked / browned at points and with a few water stains to margins of the final four leaves, otherwise a nice copy. Replacement plain end papers, recto of final leaf and lower end paper with small brownish stain toward base. Sadly this copy lacks to plates, but on the plus side it is the scarcer Large Paper Edition. 28 Sepia Aquatint plates (of 30). Ireland, printmaker and writer, had pursued a parallel career as a draughtsman and engraver. He was awarded a medal by the Society of Arts in 1760 and exhibited a drawing at the society's exhibition in 1765. In 1768 he became an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Arts, and in 1784 he exhibited there a view of Oxford. During the 1780s he etched many plates after William Hogarth and others and produced a number of portraits and architectural views. Ireland was one of the victims of the notorious Shakespeare hoax in 1796 (later shown to be the work of his son, William) but was rather unfairly blamed for this himself. His credibility with the public suffered as a result and it is said that this was reflected in very low sales of his Views on the Wye when it was published the following year, leading to the comparative rarity of the first edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gli Stati Uniti Dell\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' America Delineati. Fulle ultime Offervazioni Primo Foglio che comprende inoltre Parte del Canada.

      Rome 1797 - This map is based on the important Mitchell map of North America. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"What is new is the addition of the western and northern boundries of the United States. The US Canadian boarder being essentially as it is today\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" (Portinaro and Knirsch pg 294), Size : 345x480 (mm), 13.625x18.875 (Inches), Hand Colored, 0

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        Carte plate de l'Ile Necker.

      Paris: 1797 - Size: 680 x 485 mm. Very good condition. Faint waterstain to the left vertical fold. Good margins. Watermarks. Folds as issued. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. From the Voyages of La Pérouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Sea chart showing Necker Island, a small island in the Pacific Ocean, part of the Nortwestern Hawaiian Islands. La Perouse was the first European to visit the island, in 1786. Map inset in the right top corner showing profiles of the island from different angles. Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse.

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        Plan de la baie de MONTEREY Situee dans la Californie Settentrionale

      Paris., 1797. Size: 330 x 485 mm. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Fine condition, good margins. A crisp clear map of the Bay of Monterey on California. Relief shown by hachures - 'Montagnes de St.Lucie' and a few other features are shown- 'Dunes de Sable', but the map was drawn before any town existed on the bay. The only habitation marked is the Mission de St. Charles at Carmel. North to the left of map. This map is from the Voyages of La Perouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Published 'Atlas du Voyage de la Perouse' No.34.

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        COSTUME DES HABITANS DU PORT DES FRANÇAIS, SUR LA CÔTE DU NORD-OUEST DE L'AMÉRIQUE

      Paris., 1797. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Very good condition. slight browing around edges but not effecting image Size: 40 x 25.5 cm. (15½ x 10 inches) Scene showing inhabitants of Lituya Bay, Alaska in native costume. From the Voyages of La Perouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse.

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        Femme du Port des Francais.

      Paris. 1797 - Size: 400 x 255 mm. Very good condition. Slight browing around edges but not effecting image. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Scene showing local woman from Alaska. From the Voyages of La Pérouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse.

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        Vue d'un éstablissment des habitans du port des francais pour la saison de la peche.

      Paris. 1797 - Size: 400 x 255 mm. Very good condition. slight browing around edges but not effecting image. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Scene showing inhabitants of Lituya Bay, Alaska in fishing season. From the Voyages of La Perouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse.

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        Costumes des habitans de la baie de Langle.

      Paris. 1797 - Size: 400 x 255 mm. Very good condition. slight browing around edges but not effecting image. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. From the Voyages of La Perouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse.

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        Autograph letter signed

      Philadelphia 1797 - Devèze, Jean (1753-1826?). Autograph letter signed, in French, to Theodore Charles Mozard (1755-1810). Philadelphia, 2 pluviose, an 5 (January 24, 1797). 1 page plus integral address leaf. 230 x 188 mm. Portion of letter (approx. 40 x 80 mm.) torn away from left margin when opened, affecting 4 lines of text, smaller portion of address leaf torn away when seal was broken, not affecting text. Very good otherwise.Rare autograph letter from French émigré physician Jean Devèze, best known for his feud with Benjamin Rush over the treatment of yellow fever during Philadelphia epidemic of 1793, to Theodore Charles Mozard, regarding the latter's admission to the American Philosophical Society. Devèze was then chief physician of a French military hospital established in Philadelphia; he had been admitted to the American Philosophical Society the year before. His letter can be translated in part as follows:"It is with great pleasure, my dear son and confrere, that I announce to you that you were elected a member of this city's Philosophical Society yesterday evening. An unfortunate quarrel between me and another over a member's right to propose candidates forced me to observe formalities and delayed your admission until this moment. You should not doubt my pleasure in being a member of the same society as yourself . . . [I beg you] to send me your baptismal name . . . so that I can expedite your diploma, which I will send you as soon as I have it in hand . . . "Devèze had arrived in Philadelphia from Santo Domingo (now Hispaniola) in the summer of 1793, during the yellow fever epidemic that was then devastating the city. Because of his extensive experience with the disease on Santo Domingo, he was immediately appointed head of Bush Hill, a yellow fever hospital in Philadelphia, where he treated patients by keeping them comfortable and clean and administering quinine and stimulants. Devèze's conservative treatment regimen contrasted sharply with that of Benjamin Rush, who advocated extensive bloodletting to combat the disease. Both Devèze and Rush published accounts of the yellow fever epidemic in 1794, but Devèze's went largely ignored for sixty years, until brought to light in La Roche's Yellow Fever Considered in its Historical, Pathological and Therapeutical Relations (1855).Devèze's correspondent Mozard was Consul of the French Republic at Boston. Unlike Devèze, who ended up settling in the United States (where his descendants changed their name to Dewees), Mozard left the country in 1798 after having his consulship revoked by President John Adams. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Les Amours de Psyché et de Cupidon.

      SAUGRAIN ET DIDOT, PARIS 1797 - Illustrations de MOREAU LE JEUNE. Paris, Saugrain et Didot, 1797, 2 volumes in-12, basane maroquinée rouge, plats encadrés d'une guirlande dorée, papier vélin, entête non rognée, 221 et 284 pp. La Fontaine réécrit cette grande histoire d'amour mythologique d'après la version du célèbre conteur antique Apulée. Exécutées par MOREAU LE JEUNE, de charmantes gravures hors-texte pleines de finesse l'accompagnent. Mouillures aux coins inférieur droit des pages du 1er volume, légers frottements aux reliures, légères piqûres internes. Livres

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        Vida, Virtudes, y Milagros de la Bienaventurada Virgen Teresa de Jesús, Madre y Fundadora de La Nueva Reformación De la Orden de los Descalzos, y Descalzas de Nuestra Señora del Carmen.

      Madrid, En la Oficina de Don Plácido Barco López, 1797 - En 2 tomos de -15 x 21-. T. I: 40 hs. + 1 lámina + 510 págs. T. II: 2 hs. + 384 págs. Enc. en plena piel, pasta española de época. (MAGNÍFICO EJEMPLAR.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Mariner’s Concert, being a New Collection of the most favorite Sea Songs, written and sung by Dibden [sic], Dignum, Fawcett, &c. and sung at the places of public amusement in the year 179[?7].

      Printed by J. Evans 1797 - with a large woodcut vignette on the title, poorly printed on cheap paper with a bit consequent browning, pp. 8, 4to, early twentieth-century navy blue buckram, lettered on upper cover, slightly worn, pencil note inside front cover ‘From the library of Lovat Fraser’, good A rare collection of Sea Songs, but 3 copies recorded in ESTC, 1 in the BL and 2 in Bodley. It begins with A Salt Eel for Mynheer. The woodcut vignette on the title pictures a party of ladies being rowed out to a ship, and would clearly have appealed to Claude Lovat Fraser, both as designer and as an expert on chapbooks. (ESTC T84939)

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        The State of the Poor:

      London: by J. Davis, for B. & J. White, G. & G. Robinson, T. Payne [& 4 others in London],, 1797. or a history of the labouring classes in England, from the Conquest to the present period; in which are particularly considered, their domestic economy, with respect to diet, dress, fuel, and habitation; and the various plans which, from time to time, have been proposed and adopted for the relief of the poor: together with parochial reports relative to the administration of work-houses, and houses of industry; the state of the Friendly Societies, and other public institutions; in several agricultural, commercial and manufacturing, districts. With a large appendix; containing a comparative and chronological table of the prices of labour, of provisions, and of other commodities; an account of the poor in Scotland; and many original documents on subjects of national importance. 3 volumes, quarto (268 × 213 mm). Early 19th-century tan calf, covers with single-line gilt rules, spines gilt in compartments, contrasting labels, date in gilt at foot, buff endpapers, sprinkled edges. Bound without half-titles, but with all the extra leaves (3L3, v.2; 5B*–5B†4, v.3), including the binder's instruction leaf. Book labels. A little rubbed, an excellent copy in a handsome near-contemporary binding. First edition of this classic of social and economic analysis, the fruits of Eden's pioneering and privately-financed inquiry begun during the period of acute grain scarcity in 1794–5, which gives unrivalled statistical and anecdotal data on contemporary living standards. Eden was an adherent to Adam Smith's system of natural liberty in economic affairs; "this led Karl Marx to claim that Eden was the only eighteenth-century disciple of Smith to produce a work of any significance" (ODNB).

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        History of British Birds.

      . The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick in 2 vols. including 2 supplements. Newcastle, Hodgson for Beilby and Bewick, 1797-1821. Text with 529 fine woodengravings all by Thomas Bewick and 3 titlevignettes. Full cont. calf with marbled fluleaves and yellow edges (rebacked?).* Nissen IVB, 95. Rare first edition including the rare supplements. With handwritten note from Broeklebank dated 1881 and 1894 pasted in on front. Some foxing in the text and bound by Hayday including a lengthy note on this binder..

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        Pains British Palladio: or, the builders general assistant. Demonstrating, in the most easy and practical method, all the principal rules of architecture, from the ground plan to the ornamental finish. Illustrated with several new and useful designs of houses, with their plans, elevations, and sections. Also, clear and ample instructions annexed to each subject, in letter-press; with a list of prices for materials and labour and labour only . A new edition, corrected

      I. and J. Taylor, London 1797 - Folio, pp. iv, 16, 4 (ads); 42 copper-engraved plates; last leaf of ads loose and with tears in the gutter causing loss of some letters; plates 39 and 40 with tears in the upper corner with minor loss to one figure; text and plates waterstained along the lower gutter, scattered foxing; full contemporary calf, covers loose, spine partially perished; a fair copy. OCLC locates only 9 copies.

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        "Le tarsier podje / ... vol.13 / des Iles moluques" [original watercolour sketch for 'Le Tarsier / Tarsius Daubentonii']

      A very fine original watercolour by Audebert: an original of an image that was published as the print titled 'Le Tarsier' in his first great natural history book 'Histoire Naturelle des Singes' (Paris: 1797-1800). Although the present drawing is unsigned, it is clearly by Audebert. This fine watercolour gives some insight into the working methods of one of the most highly respected pioneers of a golden era in natural history publications in France. Audebert, a painter by training, was born at Rochefort. His interest in natural history was stimulated by a commission to help with the preparation of the plates for G. A. Olivier's work on Coleoptera. This drawing is an original for Audebert's Histoire Naturelle des Singes , the only publication of his own work to be completed during his life-time, which was published in ten parts between 1797 and 1800. He died in 1800, in Paris, leaving notes and drawings for a number of other works which were published after his death. Tarsiers are nocturnal, arboreal, insect-eating animals. They live in the coastal rainforests and bamboo thickets of Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, Mindanao and the Philippines. Original pencil, bodycolour and watercolour by Audebert, on laid paper. Fine condition. Sheet size: 20 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches.

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        Aks-i partaw. A Series of Poems, containing the plaints, Consolations, and Delights of Achmed Ardebeili, A Persians Exile. With Notes Historical and Explanatory.

      Bristol: Printed by Bulgin and Rosser for J. Cottle. 1797 - FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 8vo, 214 x 125 mms., pp. [x], xl, 276, pages 233 - 240 misnumbered 133 - 140, contemporary tre calf, rebacked, black morocco label; text slightly spotted, last two leaves a bit browned, corners worn, but a reasonably good copy, with the contemporary autograph of Mary Alsop 1816 on the top margin of the front paste-down end-paper. Fox (?1740 - 1809), initially a bookseller, lived in Falmouth and was possibly born there; his bookseller's premises burned to the ground, as as Robert Southey, one of the subscribes to this volume, noted, he realized that nothing could be saved, and "went upon the nearest hill and made a drawing of the conflagration—an admirable instance of English phlegm" (Letters from England, 3 vols., 1807, 1.6). He then made a walking tour of Sweden, Norway, and part of Russia, and on returning "settled in Bristo. Here he developed his talent for languages and began a collection of Persian manuscripts. Fox's Poems, Containing the Plaints, Consolations, and Delights of Achmed Ardebeili, a Persian Exile was published by Joseph Cottle in 1797. Though praised for its literary quality and scholarship, Fox's volume was far less commercially successful. Indeed, having sold the copyright—together with that for Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads—Cottle found that both works had been 'reckoned as nothing' by the publisher, Thomas Longman (Cottle, 2.26). A close friend to both authors, Cottle then regained the copyrights, returning to Fox his receipt for £20" (ODNB). Other subscribers to the volume were Samuel Taylor Coleridge and several members of the Fox family, including Josiah Fox of Philadelphia.

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        REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF CLAIMS, ON THE PETITION OF THE WIDOW OF THE LATE SCOLACUTTAW, OR HANGING MAW, ONE OF THE CHIEFS OF THE CHEROKEE NATION OF INDIANS [caption title]

      [Philadelphia]. 1797.. 4pp. Single folded sheet. Light foxing. Very good. Samuel Sitgreaves' copy, with his distinctive signature at the top of the first page. Sitgreaves was a Federalist party House representative from Pennsylvania from 1795 to 1798. Here, the widow of a Cherokee chief petitions the U. S. House of Representatives for financial relief after her husband and "a number of well disposed Indians" were killed by "John Beard, and a number of armed men" in an attack on the Tennessee frontier in 1793. While agreeing that Hanging maw had been "uniformly friendly" to white settlers, and that he had been murdered, the House denies the claim, instead recommending to the widow that she take up her case with the Indian Department. A rare imprint, as OCLC locates just eight copies. EVANS 32999. OCLC 12431691.

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        Bref under resor i Sverige.

      1797 - Stockholm, Kumblinska tryckeriet, 1797. 4:o. XIV,220,(4) pp. & 10 engraved plates. With an engrave title vignette och 24 engravings in the text. Magnificent blue morocco binding with raised bands, richly gilt spine and edges. Gilt and blind tooled borders. Bound by Bernhard Andersson, 1927. In a slightly worn blue marbled lined case. A few occasional stains and underlinings of some names of places. A bit soiled in the upper margin on p. 113 and with an old repair on p. 147, also in the upper margin. Dampstains in the upper margin on pp. 191-94 and a small spot on pp. 215-17 in lower margin. A few plates with some foxing. Engraved bookplate of Axel Rydén jr. Bring Itineraria svecana 251. The first of the businessman, state herald, artist and writer Jonas Carl Linnerhielm's (1758-1829) three published travel books. As a writer of this style, one can regard Linnerhielm as a Swedish representative of "la voyage pittoresque". He writes: "I have travelled to see my native land: to see it; not to do any research; and I have written what I have seen". He travelled through Sweden from estate to estate in 1787-1807. Linnerhielm was a great admirer of, and inspired by, Salomon Gessner. Linnerhielm has been described as a constant critic of the landscapes of the south and middle parts of Sweden, where he practically "reviewed" the nature as something that could be put to order and improvement. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Probable Incidents: or, Scenes in Life, A Novel. In two Volumes.

      Printed for William Lane, at the Minerva-Press,, London, 1797 - 2 Bde. London, Printed for William Lane, at the Minerva-Press, 1797. 16,2x10,2 cm. Titelbl., 199 S.; Titelbl., 208 S. HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Blakey p. 182. - Erstausgabe. - Der Bogen F (F-F8) falsch paginiert (S. 97-112 anstatt 65-80) bei Band 2. - (2 Blatt [S. 55-58] in Kopien eingebunden. Einbände etwas berieben. Innen stellenweise fleckig oder gebräunt). - Gutes Exemplar, Sehr selten. Sprache: Englisch HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PICTURESQUE VIEWS ON THE RIVER WYE

      R. Faulder, T. Egerton 1797 - 1st 1797. Very good condition with no wrapper. Picturesque Views on the River Wye, From its Source at Plinlimmon Hill, to its Junction With the Severn Below Chepstow With Observations on the Public Buildings and Other Works of Art in its Vicinity. Map showing the course of the River Wye, 30 sepia aquatints plus b/w portrait plate of John Kyrle. xii + 159 pages + errata slip. Three-quarter brown calf binding, raised bands, gilt decorations and title to spine. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. 9" x 6.5". All plates present. Prelims foxed. No half-title but no evidence of any removal. Some pencil annotation. Bookplate of J. Arthur Hutton, the famous angling author, on front pastedown. Hutton wrote numerous books on salmon fishing and of particular relevance here given the book title are Wye Salmon and Other Fish; Rod-Fishing for Salmon on the Wye. Slight rubbing to spine. Overall a handsome copy. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Remarks on the Antiquities of Romee and its Environs: being a classical and topographical survey of the ruins of that celebrated city. Illustrated with engravings.,

      London, printed by W. Bulmer and Co. and sold by G. Nicol, 1797 - IV, 478 (12) S. mit gestochenem Autorenporträt als Frontispiz und sowie 12 gestochenen Tafeln, davon 5 mehrfach gefaltet. Sehr gut erhalten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 4°, HLeder der zeitmit RSchild und RVergoldung, Lederecken.

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        Antiquité d' Herculanum , Gravées Par F. A. David Avec Leurs Explications. Tome X. Les Plus Belles Peintures Antiques, et Les Marbres, Bronzes, Meubles, Etc. Trouvés Dans Les Excavations d'Herculanum, Stabia et Pompeïa.

      Chez L'auteur, Paris 1797 - 86pp. de texto a gran papel y 59 láminas en muy buen papel de hilo. Ejemplar en muy buen estado de conservación, encuadernado en el siglo XX a media piel, lomera con tejuelo. Encuadernación firmada por Romeo. Size: 4ºmayor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pasigraphie...Anfangsgründe der neuen Kunst-Wissenschaft, in einer Sprache alles so zu schreiben und zu drucken, dass es in jeder andern ohne Ubersetzung gelesen und verstanden werden kann

      Paris: Bureau der Pasigraphie, 1797. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition. 19th century calf backed marbled boards, spine split and the boards held only by added endpapers. Original endpapers browned, some pages a little rumpled, slight dampstain in the gutter in one section, but mostly quite clean internally. Two volumes in one. 76pp; 62pp.& & The scarcer German edition, published simultaneously with the French, of Maimieux's famous attempt to construct a written universal language. It was briefly taught in schools through France and Germany and Napoleon was a fan. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Language & Linguistics; Inventory No: 045185.

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        A View of the Causes and Consequences of the American Revolution; in Thirteen Discourses, Preached in North America Between the Years 1763 and 1775;

      London: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1797. First edition. three-quarter brown morocco over marbled boards, burgundy gilt lettered morocco spine label, printed paper spine label. Covers with some rubbing and slight wear, bookplate front pastedown, verso of title page with rubber stamp, else fine. Royal octavo. Boucher (1738- 1804) came to Virginia in 1754 as a private tutor in a family. The stepson of George Washington was one of his charges and he became a life long friend and intimate of John Parke-Custis. Boucher returned to England and was ordained bishop of London in 1762 in order to be able to become a vicar in Virginia. He then immediately sailed for America and remained there until 1775 as rector of various Virginia and Maryland parishes. Boucher was opposed to any civil unrest and preached against any kind of opposition to the Crown from his pulpit. He was an ardent Tory and believed firmly that protest against government wrongs should be carried out within the law. He believed the 1765 Stamp Act to be “oppressive, impolitic and illegal”. During his residence in Maryland he vigorously opposed the vestry act, by which the powers and emoluments of the Maryland pastors were greatly diminished. When the discord between the colonists and the government escalated he felt much sympathy for the former but his opposition to any form of illegal obstruction tot he Stamp Act and other measures, caused a rift between him and his parish. With George Washington forced to make a hard choice between protecting his argumentative friend and showing loyalty to the colonists' cause, in the autumn of 1775 Boucher returned to England with his wife, Eleanor Addison of Oxon Hill, Maryland, where his loyalism was rewarded by a government pension. He was an accomplished writer, including A View of the Causes ... [Howes B641. Sabin 6839].

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        Voyages d'un philosophe.

      Paris, Citoyenne Dupuis, Imprimerie de Hautbout, an V, (1797), - in-8, LXXXVIII-196 pp., demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs richement orné, tranches mouchetées (rel. du XIXe). Léger accroc à un mors supérieur, mais bon exemplaire.Nouvelle édition de ce recueil de mélanges géographiques et "coloniaux" publié d'abord en 1768. Intendant des îles de France et de Bourbon à partir de 1767, le Lyonnais Pierre Poivre (1719-1786) dut sa célébrité à Dupont de Nemours, qui assura l'édition et la promotion de ses œuvres. Il s'agit d'un ensemble d'observations et de remarques portant principalement sur l'agriculture et les techniques en différents lieux d'Asie et d'Afrique. INED, 3616. A la suite, est relié : HELVETIUS : Le Bonheur, poème, en six chants. Avec des fragments de quelques épîtres. Ouvrages posthumes de M. Helvétius. Londres, 1772, [4]-CXX-116 pp. Edition originale donnée par Saint-Lambert. Cioranescu, XVIII, 33649. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Antiquities of Nottinghamshire

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

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

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

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        Observations and experiments on the colour of blood.

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

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

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

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        English Botany; or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential Characters, Synonyms, and Places of Growth

      J. Davis, London - 1797-1800, four volumes, 8vo, 8 3/4in, 22cm, over 440 hand-coloured plates by Sowerby, this 'set' has been made up from original parts and put in the order required by a contemporary purchaser who has neatly numbered each plate and handwritten his own index to each volume; the four volumes have recently been finely rebound by Period Bookbinders in half calf with panelled spine gilt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CURSO COMPLETO Ó DICCIONARIO UNIVERSAL DE AGRICULTURA TEÓRICA, PRÁCTICA, ECONÓMICA, Y DE MEDICINA RURAL Y VETERINARIA. 16 Tomos

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Fables

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

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