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        [La Fontaine Fables] Fables, Choises, Mises en Vers, par la Fontaine

      Paris: F. Dufart, 1797. 12mo. Two volumes, similarly bound in attractive 19th Century full brown calf with gilt ruling and florets, gilt spines with morocco labels, marbled endsheets, edges tinted ochre color, gilt hatching on all edges of calf. Tome 1, 192pp., Tome II, 186pp. With 18 superb full-page engraved illustrations, nine in each volume. Includes table of contents at end. Wear to margins of spine, near fine internally. Housed in marbled slipcase. A very attractive and early set of La Fontaine, remarkably clean inside. This particular edition not found in marketplace.

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        Antique Master Print-BOYS-PLAY-GAME-MARBLES-DOG-James Ward-John Murphy-1797

      - Plate: Idle Boys. It shows two boys playing with marbles, while a dog nearby is feasting on a leg of mutton. Rare. Original mezzotint, coloured a la poupee (in the plate), on a velin (wove) type paper. Engraved by John Murphy (c.1748-c.1820) after a painting by James Ward. James Ward (1769-1859), R.A., was a painter, particularly of animals, and an engraver. He was the younger brother of William Ward, engraver. Murphy was a Mezzotint engraver and publisher; b. Ireland, to London 1778, where resided with the printmaker George Keating. Specialised in animals and religious subjects. Last date on plates 1805 (or possibly 1809). Condition: Very good, given age. Edges reinforced, a repaired tear (archival tape to the rear of the plate). General age-related toning, please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 23.6 x 19.1 inch. The image size is ca. 21.9 x 17.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 60 x 48.5 cm. The image size is ca. 55.5 x 43.5 cm.

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        El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.

      Madrid: Gabriel de Sancha, 1797-98. First edition of the first annotated edition of Don Quixote. Five volumes, contemporary tree calf, covers with a swashed diagonal cross, edged with a gilt roll, gilt bands and green lettering pieces, marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges. With 2 engraved portraits, 2 engraved headpieces, 3 folding maps, and 31 engraved plates executed by P. Duflos and Moreno Tejada after R. Ximeno, A. Navarro, Monnet and Camaron y Paret. In near fine condition. "This beautiful edition, which is printed on excellent paper, is of the highest importance for Pellicer's erudite notes and commentary, and for his painstaking corrections of the text" (Ruis). By focusing his attention on the authentic Spanish folklore that Cervantes would have drawn upon, Pellicer set the precedent for modern editorial methods. The present edition is illustrated with numerous fine plates, described by Ashbee as "among the finest produced in Spain." Palau 52030; Salva 1568; Mas II, 446; Ruis I, 59; Ashbee Iconography of Don Quixote 93. Don Quixote tells the tale of a man so entranced by reading about the chivalrous romantic ideals touted in books that he decides to take up his sword and become a knight-errant himself, with the aims of defending the helpless and warding off the wicked. With his somewhat confused laborer-turned-squire, Sancho Panza, they roam the world together and have adventures that have haunted reader's imaginations for nearly four hundred years. Don Quixote is generally recognized as the first modern novel. Over those years, it has had an incredible influence on thousands of writers, from Dickens to Faulkner, who once said he reread it once a year, "just as some people read the Bible". Vladamir Nabokov is quoted as saying, "Don Quixote is greater today than he was in Cervantes's womb. [He] looms so wonderfully above the skyline of literature, a gaunt giant on a lean nag, that the book lives and will live through [his] sheer vitality... He stands for everything that is gentle, forlorn, pure, unselfish, and gallant. The parody has become a paragon."

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        A Narrative of the Sufferings of T. F. Palmer and W. Skirving, during a Voyage to New South Wales, 1794, on board the Surprise Transport.

      Cambridge: by Benjamin Flower for W. H. Lunn, J. Deighton, and J. Nicholson,, 1797. Octavo in half-sheets (207 x 122 mm). Recent sprinkled calf to style, raised bands gilt to spine, gilt octofoils to compartments, red morocco label, edges dyed yellow, marbled endpapers. Bound without the advertisement leaf. Pale marking to sig. D3. A very good, crisp copy. First edition of this scarce contribution to early Australian convict literature, three copies traced at auction in the last 40 years; ESTC locates three copies in Australasian libraries, at the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington, Auckland Museum Library, and the State Library of South Australia. Palmer (1747-1802), a Unitarian minister, was sentenced to seven years' transportation for circulating a controversial handbill, despite support from Charles James Fox, Earl Stanhope and others. "On 11 February 1794 he, William Skirving and Thomas Muir—all three numbered among the reformers known as the 'Scottish martyrs'—were sent on board the Surprise with a gang of convicts to Botany Bay" (ODNB). On the journey Palmer was falsely accused of inciting a mutiny and was confined to his cabin, while other convicts were flogged. The ship arrived at Port Jackson on 25 October and Palmer and his companions, possessing letters of introduction to the governor, were treated well. Palmer's narrative, and the depositions of the ship's surgeon and several members of the New South Wales Corps against Captain Campbell, are all signed Sydney or Port Jackson, 1794, and were edited by Palmer's fellow Unitarian minister Jeremiah Joyce. Palmer and his fellow exiles successfully engaged in agriculture and trade, travelling to Norfolk Island, Fiji, and Macau. They were taken captive by the Spanish after being forced to put in to Guguan, and Palmer succumbed shortly after to dysentery. He and his fellow exiles are commemorated in a monument at the Calton burying-ground, Edinburgh, erected in 1844. There was a second edition later the same year.

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        Aufrichtige Gedanken über die heutigen Gefahrvolle Zeiten. 1797.

      - Very rare tract, only two copies located in WorldCat, one in Switzerland and the other at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (neither library ascribes an author). The twin questions posed and answered are (a) what are, and whence come, the current confusions and general dangers for Religion and the State?; and (b) by what means can they be remedied? (p. 4). The author's basic stance is that the Enlightenment is to blame for the turmoil and press censorship is needed to control it, but it is not clear whether he is being ironic or not. Either way, the book itself was reportedly among those banned by the Viennese censor almost as soon as it came out (Allgemaine Literatur-Zeitung, no 144, 11 November 1797). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo, 69 pp., contemporary speckled boards with paper spine label, lightly rubbed, old Bavarian library stamp on pastedown and early ownership inscription 'F.F. Grestl' on front free endpaper, a small wormhole running through (please see images), pages clean and fresh, a sound copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.

      Gabriel de Sancha 1797-98, Madrid - First edition of the first annotated edition of Don Quixote. Five volumes, contemporary tree calf, covers with a swashed diagonal cross, edged with a gilt roll, gilt bands and green lettering pieces, marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges. With 2 engraved portraits, 2 engraved headpieces, 3 folding maps, and 31 engraved plates executed by P. Duflos and Moreno Tejada after R. Ximeno, A. Navarro, Monnet and Camaron y Paret. In near fine condition. "This beautiful edition, which is printed on excellent paper, is of the highest importance for Pellicer's erudite notes and commentary, and for his painstaking corrections of the text" (Ruis). By focusing his attention on the authentic Spanish folklore that Cervantes would have drawn upon, Pellicer set the precedent for modern editorial methods. The present edition is illustrated with numerous fine plates, described by Ashbee as "among the finest produced in Spain." Palau 52030; Salva 1568; Mas II, 446; Ruis I, 59; Ashbee Iconography of Don Quixote 93. Don Quixote tells the tale of a man so entranced by reading about the chivalrous romantic ideals touted in books that he decides to take up his sword and become a knight-errant himself, with the aims of defending the helpless and warding off the wicked. With his somewhat confused laborer-turned-squire, Sancho Panza, they roam the world together and have adventures that have haunted reader's imaginations for nearly four hundred years. Don Quixote is generally recognized as the first modern novel. Over those years, it has had an incredible influence on thousands of writers, from Dickens to Faulkner, who once said he reread it once a year, "just as some people read the Bible". Vladamir Nabokov is quoted as saying, "Don Quixote is greater today than he was in Cervantes's womb. [He] looms so wonderfully above the skyline of literature, a gaunt giant on a lean nag, that the book lives and will live through [his] sheer vitality. He stands for everything that is gentle, forlorn, pure, unselfish, and gallant. The parody has become a paragon." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Narrative of the Sufferings of T. F. Palmer and W. Skirving, during a Voyage to New South Wales, 1794, on board the Surprise Transport.

      Cambridge: by Benjamin Flower for W. H. Lunn, J. Deighton, and J. Nicholson, 1797 - Octavo in half-sheets (207 x 122 mm). Recent sprinkled calf to style, raised bands gilt to spine, gilt octofoils to compartments, red morocco label, edges dyed yellow, marbled endpapers. Bound without the advertisement leaf. Pale marking to sig. D3. A very good, crisp copy. First edition of this scarce contribution to early Australian convict literature, three copies traced at auction in the last 40 years; ESTC locates three copies in Australasian libraries, at the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington, Auckland Museum Library, and the State Library of South Australia. Palmer (1747-1802), a Unitarian minister, was sentenced to seven years' transportation for circulating a controversial handbill, despite support from Charles James Fox, Earl Stanhope and others. "On 11 February 1794 he, William Skirving and Thomas Muir—all three numbered among the reformers known as the 'Scottish martyrs'—were sent on board the Surprise with a gang of convicts to Botany Bay" (ODNB). On the journey Palmer was falsely accused of inciting a mutiny and was confined to his cabin, while other convicts were flogged. The ship arrived at Port Jackson on 25 October and Palmer and his companions, possessing letters of introduction to the governor, were treated well. Palmer's narrative, and the depositions of the ship's surgeon and several members of the New South Wales Corps against Captain Campbell, are all signed Sydney or Port Jackson, 1794, and were edited by Palmer's fellow Unitarian minister Jeremiah Joyce. Palmer and his fellow exiles successfully engaged in agriculture and trade, travelling to Norfolk Island, Fiji, and Macau. They were taken captive by the Spanish after being forced to put in to Guguan, and Palmer succumbed shortly after to dysentery. He and his fellow exiles are commemorated in a monument at the Calton burying-ground, Edinburgh, erected in 1844. There was a second edition later the same year. Ferguson 254; Goldsmiths' 17124; not in Spence. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Courier Extraordinaire envoyé par Buonaparte, apportant la nouvelle de la paix défini[ti]ve

      l’Imprimerie de Leguay 1797 - Small broadsheet (2 ll. folio, overall 26.5 x 21.5 cm), uncut. Collates 4 pp. printed on laid paper. Near fine, bright and crisp with only negligible soiling around outer margins. This primary resource in Napoleonic history includes Bonaparte’s announcement, by way of an extraordinary envoy sent from Milan, of the preliminaries that led to the Treaty of Campo Formio in October, 1797. An example of the Napoleonic propaganda apparatus beginning and ending with patriotic military tracts, the broadsheet publishes a “credible” copy, described as circulating in Italy, of the Treaty of Milan signed 27 floréal, an V (May 16, 1797) ending the war of Venice, and the secret articles of the Treaty ceding Milan to Austria. The broadsheet also reports current news dated 23 thermidor (August 10) of the peace negotiated with Portugal, the arrival of letters dated 12 thermidor (July 30) announcing the liberation of Rome, and an account of the status of the negotiation between Malmesbury’s envoy and the French legation in Lille.

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        Dei delitti e delle pene. Edizione novissima in quattro tomi ridotta, di nuovo corretta ed accresciuta coi commenti del Voltaire, confutazioni, ed altri opuscoli interessanti di vari Autori sopra la medesima materia.Bassano, a spese Remondini di Venezia, 1797.

      Bassano, a spese Remondini di Venezia 1797 - Quattro volumi di cm. 14, pp. xx, 270; 236; 255 (1); 231 (1). Con la classica e bellissima antiporta allegorica incisa in rame raffigurante la giustizia e il boia. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro al dorso, tagli spruzzati. Lievi fioriture e qualche macchietta/aloni sparsi, trascurabile forellino al margine inferiore bianco delle carte iniziali (primo tomo), alone/arrossatura alla prima metà del quarto volume. Esemplare nel complesso genuino e ben conservato. Importante edizione del capolavoro di Cesare Beccaria in quanto arricchita di numerosissime fonti di diritto criminale: Dei delitti e delle pene, il commentario di Voltaire e numerose lettere, il secondo tomo di confutazioni, il terzo di note e osservazioni e infine l'ultimo che raccoglie gli opuscoli scelti di legislazione criminale, di giurisprudenza e di politica. Raro, soprattutto completo dei quattro tomi. Cfr. Iccu; Edizioni giuridiche antiche in lingua italiana, II, 3, pp. 1237-38. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems by S. T. Coleridge, Second Edition. To Which are Added Poems by Charles Lamb, and Charles Lloyd

      London: Printed by N. Biggs, for J. Cottle, Bristol, and Messrs. Robinsons, 1797. Second edition. Rare presentation copy of the 1797 second edition (much revised by Coleridge and greatly expanded with new poems by both authors). Small octavo, modern three quarter red morocco, raised bands, marbled boards and end-papers, top edge gilt. Early presentation note from Charles Lamb bound in before the title page: "To my dear friend William Hone | Charles Lamb | Oct. 1811." Hone was a literary man and something of an early entrepreneur. One venture, that ultimately ended in failure, was his stint as an antiquarian bookseller. His friendship with Charles Lamb is well-documented. The first edition (and Coleridge's first book of poems), published the previous year, contained Lamb's first published verses. The second edition was published after Coleridge extensively revised his contribution and added a new Preface. Lamb added an additional 10 poems to the second edition (including "Childhood") in addition to the four that were published in the first edition. Two bookplates on the front paste-down, front end-paper cracking. Inscription a bit faded, but easily legible. A lovely copy, with an excellent association. This copy previously sold by Bauman Rare Books.

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        Lettres d'une Péruvienne, Nouvelle édition, augmentée d?une suite qui n?a point encore été imprimée. En 2 volumes.

      Paris, P. Didot l?Aîné, An V, 1797, - in-16°, Frontispice portrait de l?auteur (par R. de Launay) + 255 p. / 239 p., ill. avec 8 planches gravées par J.J. Coiny d?après L.J. Lefevre, reliures en maroquin rouge, dos orné de titre et qqs filets or, plats avec encadrements or, int. des plats avec encadrements, tranches dorées, rel. signée ?Rel P. Bozérian? (Pierre-Antoine Bozérian, père de Jean-Claude). Jolie édition qui fait partie de la collection dite de ?Bleuet?, figure avec la lettre (Cohen). Roman épistolaire qui fut un grand succès de librairie depuis sa première parution en 1747 jusqu'au triomphe du roman dans les premières décennies du XIXe siècle. L'action se déroule au Pérou, à l'arrivée des Espagnols: Zilia, Péruvienne, écrit à son cher Aza pour l'appeler à son secours. Mis à l'Index le 28 juillet 1765, cet ouvrage y figurait encore en 1930! Est-ce à cause de l'infidélité de Zilia? De l'amitié de Madame de Graffigny pour Voltaire? Ou alors pour la remise en cause de la nature civilisatrice de l'Europe et de son Eglise? Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Brunet II/1690; Cohen 447/448 ; Index des livres prohibés (Vatican, 1930) p. 307; Sabin, Dictionary of books relating to America (1875) VII/372; Quérard III/441 (éd. identique mais An VI (1798)). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        La Fontaine Fables] Fables, Choises, Mises en Vers, par la Fontaine

      F. Dufart, Paris 1797 - 12mo. Two volumes, similarly bound in attractive 19th Century full brown calf with gilt ruling and florets, gilt spines with morocco labels, marbled endsheets, edges tinted ochre color, gilt hatching on all edges of calf. Tome 1, 192pp., Tome II, 186pp. With 18 superb full-page engraved illustrations, nine in each volume. Includes table of contents at end. Wear to margins of spine, near fine internally. Housed in marbled slipcase. A very attractive and early set of La Fontaine, remarkably clean inside. This particular edition not found in marketplace.

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        An Historical Survey of the French Colony in the Island of St. Domingo.

      London, John Stockdale, 1797. 4to. Contemporary tree calf, sometime neatly rebacked, contrasting lettering piece; pp. [vi], xxiii, [i], 247; one large folding map, pasted to front endpapers; minor scuffs, map torn across but neatly repaired and supplied from a later edition, small paper flaw on 2H1 affecting one word on both pages, minor finger-soiling, otherwise a good, wide-margined copy. First edition. Edwards, himself a West Indies merchant and planter, here offers much information on the island of Santo Domingo. His book was published shortly after the 1791 slave revolt in Santo Domingo, and indeed Edwards levels much criticism at the French for their treatment of the slaves and their rejection of help from English concerns in the West Indies. Edwards argued in his other published works for free trade between the colonies and America, and this sentiment informs some of his analyses in the present work. Sabin 21894; Cundall 430.

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        das kleine davidische

      - EARLY AMERICAN. DAS KLEINE DAVIDSCHE PSALTERSPIEL DER KINDERS ZIONS, von alten und neuen Auserlesenen geists Gesangen, allen wahren Heilsbegierigen Sauglingen der Weisheit, insonderheit aber denen Gemeinden des Herrn, zum Dienst und Gebrauch mit Fleiss zusammen getragen in gegenwartigbeliebiger Form und Ordnung. Nebst einem dreyfachen, darzu nutzlichen und der Materien halben nothigen Register. Zweyte verbesserte auflage, Baltimore: Samuel Saur 1797. 8vo, full leather, metal clasps, 572p. [+ register], bound with Die Kleine Harpe dated 1792. Normal rubbing and wear, VG. A popular book first published in Germany in 1791, " The American edition also became quite popular with some sects, Dunkers, Mennonites, etc." Curiously, although the book is dated 1797, the second section is dated 1792 and the owner inscription is dated 1792 as well. Evans 31815. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Urians Nachricht von der neuen Aufklärung, nebst einigen andern Kleinigkeiten. Von dem Wandsbecker Bothen.

      Hamburg, Perthes 1797. 24 S. Hübscher bibliophiler Pappband. 16 x 10 cm. Goed. IV/1, 981, 27 und V, 204 k; Kippenberg 1474; Meyer 519; Boas II, 87, XVIII. - Erste Ausgabe. - Die dezidierte Ablehnung der Französischen Revolution durch Claudius rief unter den norddeutschen Demokraten helle Empörung und zahlreiche Gegenschriften hervor. - In den \"Kleinigkeiten\" nimmt Claudius sehr heftig Bezug auf ein Xenion Schillers. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        A Letter to George Washington, on the Subject of the Late Treaty concluded between Great-Britain and the United States of America

      London, T. Williams, 1797 - First edition thus (the first edition was published in Philadelphia in 1796, this is the first London printing). Disbound. Light dampstain on lower corners, occasionally extending into the text. No signatures or bookplates. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Enquirer Reflections on Education Manners and Literature In a Series of Essays

      First edition. 8vo., with the half-title and errata-leaf, text in good clean state, a rather unattractive binding of nineteenth-century half dark brown morocco, rubbed at extremities. London, Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson.

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        Voyage de la Pérouse autour du Monde, publié conformément au Décret du 22 Avril 1791, et rédigé par M. L. A. Milet-Mureau.

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie de la République, 1797 - 4 quarto text volumes (390 × 214 mm) and folio atlas (440 × 282 mm), all in contemporary half calf, pinkish tan spine labels, single gilt ruled compartments, marbled sides and endpapers, text volumes relined to match the atlas. Maps and double-page plates folded down to make the atlas smaller and more practical. Very slightly rubbed at the extremities and with minor, skilful restoration at extremities, lower corners of the atlas with some stripping, text volumes clean and sound, just the occasional spot of foxing, one or two plates in the atlas trimmed a little close to the captions, but no loss, but very clean and fresh. A handsome set. Engraved frontispiece portrait of La Pérouse from a miniature by Alexandre Tardieu in both first text volume and atlas, atlas with emblematic title-page engraved by Philippe Frière after Moreau le Jeune, symbolising France revealing the Pacific to art, science and history and featuring a weeping putto leaning on an anchor in the hope of La Pérouse's survival, 30 folding maps, 3 folding coastal elevations, and 36 plates. Half-titles in text volumes. First edition of "one of the great documents of French exploration in the Pacific Ocean. In addition to a detailed account of the expedition itself, these volumes contain invaluable scientific information, observations on the natives that were encountered, and a wealth of geographic and cartographic data. The beautiful Atlas, with its finely engraved maps, charts, and plates, includes a detailed chart of San Francisco Bay, the first representation of the crested quail, and several maps and plates of the harbours at Monterey and San Diego, as well as two charts and one view of the Sandwich Islands. It is a magnificent production, and some authorities consider the engraving and craftsmanship to be superior even to that in the Cook-Webber Atlas that accompanies the journals of the great English explorer's third voyage it is one of the finest narratives of maritime exploration ever written, and certainly deserves to hold a place of high honour among the great travel accounts of the 18th century" (Howell Anniversary Catalogue 72, Richard Reed's essay). The atlas volume contains magnificent maps of Russian Asia, Japan, the Pacific northwest coast, San Francisco, Monterey, and also Necker Island. The most significant results of La Pérouse's voyage are the charts of the then imperfectly known Asiatic side of the Pacific and the details of "the peculiarities he observed in the natives of the northwest coast of North America, [which] are especially valuable" (Sabin). En route to Kamchatka, La Pérouse was the first to navigate safely and chart the Japan Sea and the strait between the island of Sakhalin and the northernmost island of Japan, which bears his name. At Kamchatka he received instructions to proceed to Australia to assess the extent of British plans in New South Wales. Travelling via Samoa, where he discovered the islands of Savaii, Manono and Apolima in December 1787, and through the Tongan group, he arrived at Botany Bay in January 1788, just hours after Captain Phillip had arrived with the First Fleet. La Pérouse's habit of forwarding despatches whenever the opportunity offered ensured their survival; the final despatches were sent from Botany Bay, after which the expedition was never seen again. Evidence slowly came to light that both ships were wrecked on the reefs around the islands northwest of Australia. One crew was massacred by the local inhabitants. The Astrolabe was unloaded, taken apart and a two-masted craft built from its wreckage, which left westward some 9 months later, its fate unknown. Two men, one a "chief" and the other his servant, stayed behind, surviving until 1823. An extremely attractively-presented set of this important account. Ferguson 251; Hill p. 173; Lada-Mocarski 52; Sabin 38960; Streeter sale VI: 3493. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Observations on the various systems of canal navigation,

      4to., 4 engraved plates including a folding map, (8) + 104pp., early 19th century half russia, gilt spine labels, the backstrip with some later restoration. A very good copy with an impeccable provenance. Originally in the library of Thomas Bell (1785-1860), the Newcastle-upon-Tyne land surveyor and book collector: and with the later (1930) bookplate of the Institution of Naval Architects (the Scott Collection).Publisher: London: published by I. and J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, High Holborn.Year: 1797Edition: First edition.

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        K 454] Grand trio pour le clavecin ou piano forte accompagné d'un violon. Oeuvre XXI

      Berlin-Amsterdam : Hummel, PN 1051, [1797] - Stimmen. 15, 7 S. Gr. 4to. Gestochen. Pappband d. Zt. Frühe holländische Ausgabe. RISM M/MM 6539: nur 2 Expl. nachgewiesen.

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        Méchanique analitique. [Bound with:] Théorie des fonctions analytiques.

      Paris; Paris: Veuve Desaint; de l'Imprimerie de la République, 1788; An V [1797]. An exceptional volume, in a fine contemporary binding, containing the first edition of Lagrange's masterpiece, the Méchanique, "one of the outstanding landmarks in the history of both mathematics and mechanics" (Sarton, p. 470) and "perhaps the most beautiful mathematical treatise in existence, together with the corrected second printing of the Théorie, containing Lagrange's formulation of calculus in terms of infinite series, which provided the basis for Augustin-Louis Cauchy's development of complex function theory in the first decades of the next century. The Méchanique contains the discovery of the general equations of motion, the first epochal contribution to theoretical dynamics after Newton's Principia" (Evans). "Lagrange's masterpiece, the Méchanique Analitique (Paris, 1788), laid the foundations of modern mechanics, and occupies a place in the history of the subject second only to that of Newton's Principia" (Wolf). "The year 1797 ... saw the appearance of the famous work of Lagrange, Théorie des fonctions analytiques ... This book developed with care and completeness the characteristic definition and method in terms of 'fonctions dérivées,' based upon Taylor's series, which Lagrange had proposed in 1772 ... Lagrange's Théorie des fonctions was only one, but by far the most important, of many attempts made about this time to furnish the calculus with a basis which would logically modify or supplant those given in terms of limits and infinitesimals" (Cajori). "With the appearance of the Mécanique Analytique in 1788, Lagrange proposed to reduce the theory of mechanics and the art of solving problems in that field to general formulas, the mere development of which would yield all the equations necessary for the solution of every problem ... [it] united and presented from a single point of view the various principles of mechanics, demonstrated their connection and mutual dependence, and made it possible to judge their validity and scope. It is divided into two parts, statics and dynamics, each of which treats solid bodies and fluids separately. There are no diagrams. The methods presented require only analytic operations, subordinated to a regular and uniform development. Each of the four sections begins with a historical account which is a model of the kind." (DSB). "In [Méchanique Analitique] he lays down the law of virtual work, and from that one fundamental principle, by the aid of the calculus of variations, deduces the whole of mechanics, both of solids and fluids. The object of the book is to show that the subject is implicitly included in a single principle, and to give general formulae from which any particular result can be obtained. The method of generalized co-ordinates by which he obtained this result is perhaps the most brilliant result of his analysis. Instead of following the motion of each individual part of a material system, as D'Alembert and Euler had done, he showed that, if we determine its configuration by a sufficient number of variables whose number is the same as that of the degrees of freedom possessed by the system, then the kinetic and potential energies of the system can be expressed in terms of those variables, and the differential equations of motion thence deduced by simple differentiation ... Amongst other minor theorems here given I may mention the proposition that the kinetic energy imparted by the given impulses to a material system under given constraints is a maximum, and the principle of least action. All the analysis is so elegant that Sir William Rowan Hamilton said the work could only be described as a 'scientific poem'" (Rouse Ball, A Short Account of the History of Mathematics). The Méchanique analitique "was certainly regarded as the most important unification of rational mechanics at the turn of the 18th century and as its 'crowning' (Dugas). This achievement of unification and the abstract-formal nature of the work, physically reflected in immediate applications, earned the extravagant praise of Ernst Mach: 'Lagrange [...] strove to dispose of all necessary considerations once and for all, including as many as possible in one formula. Every case that arises can be dealt with according to a very simple, symmetric and clearly arranged scheme [...] Lagrangian mechanics is a magnificent achievement in respect of the economy of thought' (Mach, Die Mechanik in ihrer Entwicklung, 1933, 445)" (Pulte, p. 220). "Lagrange produced the Méchanique analitique during his time in Berlin. He referred as early as 1756 and 1759 to an almost complete textbook of mechanics, now lost; a later draft first saw the light of day in 1764. But it was not until the end of 1782 that Lagrange seems to have put the textbook into an essentially complete form, and the publication of the book was delayed a further six years" (Pulte, p. 209). "By 1790 a critical attitude had developed both within mathematics and within general scientific culture. As early as 1734 Bishop George Berkeley in his work The Analyst had called attention to what he perceived as logical weaknesses in the reasonings of the calculus arising from the employment of infinitely small quantities. Although his critique was somewhat lacking in mathematical cogency, it at least stimulated writers in Britain and the Continent to explain more carefully the basic rules of the calculus. In the 1780s a growing interest in the foundations of analysis was reflected in the decisions of the academies of Berlin and Saint Petersburg to devote prize competitions to the metaphysics of the calculus and the nature of the infinite. In philosophy Immanuel Kant's Kritik der reinen Vernunft (1787) set forth a penetrating study of mathematical knowledge and initiated a new critical movement in the philosophy of science ... "The full title of the Théorie explains its purpose: 'Theory of analytical functions containing the principles of the differential calculus disengaged from all consideration of infinitesimals, vanishing limits or fluxions and reduced to the algebraic analysis of finite quantities'. Lagrange's goal was to develop an algebraic basis for the calculus that made no reference to infinitely small magnitudes or intuitive geometrical and mechanical notions ... "In Lagrange's conception of analysis, one is given a universe of functions, each expressed by a formula y = f(x) and consisting of a single analytical expression involving variables, constants and algebraic and transcendental operations. During the 18th century such functions were called continuous, and the Théorie is devoted exclusively to functions that are continuous in this sense. (Mathematicians were aware of the possibility of other sorts of functions, but alternate definitions never caught on.) Such functions were naturally suited to the usual application of calculus to geometrical curves. In studying the curve the calculus is concerned with the connection between local behaviour, or slope, and global behaviour, or area and path-length. If the curve is represented by a function y = f(x) given by a single analytical expression then the relation between x and y is permanently established in the form of f. Local and global behaviour become identified in this functional relation. "It is also necessary to call attention to the place of infinite series in Lagrange's system of analysis. Each function has the property that it may be expanded as [a] power series. Nevertheless, an infinite series as such is never defined to be a function. The logical concept of an infinite series as a functional object defined a priori with respect to some criterion such as convergence or summability was foreign to 18th-century analysis. Series expansions were understood as a tool for obtaining the derivative, or a way of representing functions that were already given. "For the 18th-century analyst, functions are things that are given 'out there', in the same way that the natural scientist studies plants, insects or minerals, given in nature. As a general rule, such functions are very well-behaved, except possibly at a few isolated exceptional values. It is unhelpful to view Lagrange's theory in terms of modern concepts (arithmetical continuity, differentiability, continuity of derivatives and so on), because he did not understand the subject in this way ... "Part One of the Théorie begins with some historical matters and examines the basic expansion of a function as a Taylor power series. There is considerable discussion of values where the expansion may fail, and a derivation of such well-known results as l'Hôpital's rule. Lagrange then turned to methods of approximation and an estimation of the remainder in the Taylor series, followed by a study of differential equations, singular solutions and series methods, as well as multi-variable calculus and partial differential equations. He outlined and supplemented topics explored in some detail in memoirs of the 1760s and 1770s. "Part Two on geometry opens with an investigation of the geometry of curves. Here Lagrange examined in detail the properties that must hold at a point where two curves come into contact--the relationships between their tangents and osculating circles. Corresponding questions concerning surfaces are also investigated, and Lagrange referred to Gaspard Monge's memoirs on this subject in the Académie des Sciences. He derived some standard results on the quadrature and rectification of curves. The theory of maxima and minima in the ordinary calculus, a topic Lagrange suggested could be understood independently of geometry as part of analysis, is taken up. Also covered are basic results in the calculus of variations, including an important theorem of Adrien-Marie Legendre in the theory of sufficiency ... "The third part on dynamics is somewhat anticlimactic, given the publication nine years earlier of his major work Méchanique analitique. In this part Lagrange presented a rather kinematically-oriented investigation of particle dynamics, including a detailed discussion of the Newtonian problem of motion in a resisting medium. He also derived the standard conservation laws of momentum, angular momentum and live forces. The book closes with an examination of the equation of live forces as it applies to problems of elastic impact and machine performance. "... some of the major original contributions of this work: the formulation of a coherent foundation for analysis; Lagrange's conception of theorem-proving in analysis; his derivation of what is today called the Lagrange remainder in the Taylor expansion of a function; his formulation of the multiplier rule in the calculus and calculus of variations; and his account of sufficiency questions in the calculus of variations" (Fraser, p. 260). The Norman catalogue identifies two versions of the Théorie des fonctions analytiques, Version A with 276 pages, and Version B with 277, and states that no priority has been established. Craig Fraser (Landmark Writings, p. 258) states that version B is the first edition but does not mention version A. Ivor Grattan-Guinness (Convolutions, p. 129) states that Version A is the first edition. In our opinion Version B is certainly the true first edition, and Version A is actually the second edition (not just the second issue). The two versions are not merely different issues: the last several pages of text (and also a few earlier pages) are completely reset. In Version A the text ends on p. 276 and the following page is blank (reader.digitale-sammlungen.de/de/fs1/object/display/bsb10053590_00294.html); in Version B the last 6 lines of the main text appear on p. 277 (these lines are identical to the last 6 lines of Version A), followed by a list of errata on the same page and the imprint 'Par les soins de P. D. Duboy-Laverne, directeur de l'Imprimerie de la République' on the following unnumbered page (see books.google.fr/books?id=xCEOAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=fr#v=onepage&q&f=false). A further difference is that in Version A the verso of the half-title is blank; in Version B it carries the text 'Se trouve à Paris, Chez Bernard, libraire, quai des Augustins, no. 37'. The priority of Version B is revealed by the 8-page index that appears at the beginning of both versions; in both versions this index refers to the 'Conclusion' on pp. 276-277. Clearly, Version A cannot have been issued with an index that is appropriate only to a version printed later; thus, Version B must be first. Its priority is confirmed by the fact that, in Version A the errata listed in Version B have been corrected. As Norman notes, there is a third version of the Théorie which forms Vol. III of the ninth cahier of the Journal de l'Ecole Polytechnique, published in 1801. Norman states that this journal issue is Version A, but in fact it is Version B (see gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k86263h/f1.image). The fact that the uncorrected Version B was used for the journal issue suggests that Version A was not only issued later than Version B, but after the journal issue, i.e., no earlier than 1801. The inscription of this copy indicates that copies of Version B were still available in 1804.  [Méchanique:] Grolier/Horblit 61; Evans 10; Dibner 112; Sparrow 120; Norman 1257; Wolf II, 69. Pulte, 'Joseph Louis Lagrange, Méchanique analitique (1788),' Chapter 16 in Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940, Grattan-Guinness (ed.). Sarton, 'Lagrange's personality,' Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society (1944), pp. 457-98. [Fonctions analytiques:] Norman 1258; Barchas 1198; Honeyman 1881; Stanitz 250. Fraser, 'Joseph Louis Lagrange, Théorie des fonctions analytiques  (1797),' Chapter 19 in Landmark Writings. Grattan-Guinness, Convolutions in French Mathematics 1800-1840, 1990 (see especially pp. 129-133). 4to (248 x 200 mm), [Méchanique:] [i-v], vi-xii, [1], 2-512; [Théorie:] pp. [4], [i], ii-viii, [1], 2-276. Contemporary full calf, corners with slight wear, but very good and unrestored. Internally very fine and fresh.

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        STAT NOMINIS UMBRA. [The Letters of Junius].

      - In two volumes. Pp. [ii]+xliv +326(last blank)+[ii]+366, engraved vignette title page both volumes (dated 1797), plus a total of 16 portrait plates, notes, index; 19th century tree calf, the spines decorated in gilt compartments with inlaid gilt lettered red & black title and volume labels, boards with decorative gilt border and edges, a trifle marked, fore-corners lightly worn, the joints neatly repaired; marbled edges and matching endpapers, dentelles decorated in gilt; scattered foxing (heavier on plates), the plates lightly offset; printed by T. Bensley for Vernor and Hood, London, 1796[1797]. Cordasco 78. *\i Junius was the pseudonym of an unidentified author of a controversial series of letters published in \i The Public Advertiser and other London newspapers from 1769 to 1772. The letters criticised King George III and his government, and were possibly written by Sir Philip Francis (1740-1818), who was working in the War Office at that time. The plates, which first appeared in this edition, depict notable political figures of the era, including Edmund Burke, John Wilkes, Judge Blackstone, Lord Mansfield, the Duke of Grafton and George III. Engraved by W. Ridley or H. Richter, almost all are dated from mid to late December 1796. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Caroli a Linne Species Plantarum Exhibentes Plantas Rite Cognitas ad Genera Relatas cum Differentiis Specificis, Nominibus Trivialibus, Synonymis Selectis, Locis Natalibus Secundum Systema Sexuale Digestas. Editio Quarta, Post Reichardianam Quinta Adjectis Vegetabilibus Hucusque Cognitis. Bände 1 - 4 (in 5) von 6.

      Berolini, impensis G. C. Nauk 1797 - Die vorliegenden Bände 1 (1) - 4 (2) in 5 Bänden waren von 1797 bis 1806 bei Nauk in Berlin erschienen. Band 1 (Teile 1 und 2), 1797 (1798): XXXI + 1.568 Seiten (Seiten 497/498: Titelblatt Tomus I. Pars II). Band 2 (Teile 1 und 2), 1799: (IV) + 1.340 Seiten (Seiten 833/834: Titelblatt Tomus II. Pars II - Teil I endet mit Seite 823, Seite 824 weiß, Seiten 825 - 832 sind nicht erschienen). Band 3 (Teile 1 und 2), 1800 (1802): (IV) + 1.474 Seiten (Seiten 849/850: Titelblatt Tomus III. Pars II). Band 3 (Teil 3), (1803): Seiten 1.475 - 2.409 (Seiten 1.475/1.476: Titelblatt Tomus III. Pars III). Band 4 (Teile 1 und 2), 1805 (1806): 1.157 Seiten (Seiten 1 - 3: Titel, Seiten 631/632: Titelblatt Tomus IV. Pars II, vorgebunden: 1 Blatt Verlagshinweise, nicht in Pagination). Ca. 20,5 cm x ca. 13 cm, zusammen ca. 30 cm stark, ca. 5 kg schwer. Ringsum kräftiger roter Farbschnitt. Halbledereinbände der Zeit mit je zwei farbigen Rückenschildchen. In Lateinisch, mit deutschen Pflanzennamen. - Provenienz: Handschriftliche Namen (Hermann von?) "Nördlinger" und (Richard?) "Harder" auf allen vorderen Vorsätzen. - Hier nicht enthalten sind Band 5 (Teil 1, 1810, 544 Seiten und Teil 2, 1830, 122 Seiten) und Band 6 (Teil 1, 1824, 160 Seiten und Teil 2, 1825, 128 Seiten). Davon wurde nur noch Band 5, Teil 1 von Willdenow bearbeitet, die übrigen 3 Teile von Schwägrichen und Link. - Stafleu and Cowan, Taxonomic Literature 17.658 -- Etwas berieben oder bestoßen. Abgesehen von den genannten Namenseinträgen keine Einträge. Papier gering gebräunt, nahezu nicht fleckig. Bindung sehr gut und fest. Zustand mindestens II (deutsche Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern per E-Mail Fotos des Werkes zu. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dei delitti e delle pene

      Remondini, Bassano 1797 - 4 volumi in 8, pp. 32+210+6, 236+2, 255+2, 231+2, ottima pergamena coeva, dorso a nervi con titoli e numerazione dorata, testatine nel testo, edizione importante con commenti di Voltaire e Massa, ottimo esemplare con lievi gore nel testo 4 volumes in 8 °, pp. 32 + 210 + 6; 236 + 2; 255 + 2; 231 + 2, very good contemporary parchment binding, ribbed back with gilt titles and numbering, headpieces in the text, important edition with comments by Voltaire and Massa, very good copy with marginal waterstains in the text. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dei delitti e delle pene opera rinomatissima di Cesare Beccaria

      dalla stamp. italiana e francese a s. Zeno, 1797. In-12° (cm. 13 x 9.4), pp. 288, cartonatura d'attesa muta, come carte di guardia due pagine della variante B che reca sul front. aggiunta l'indicazione di edizione "Edizione nuovissima arricchita di una tavola alfabetica de' pensieri, e massime più sublimi", come si puù leggere dal frammento si frontespizio della carta di guardia inferiore. Affascinante esemplare in barbe e stampato su carta azzurrina (ad eccezione di alcuni fascicoli stampati su normale carta bianca). Alcune annotazioni ai margini a matita. Raro. L. Firpo, Le edizioni italiane del "Dei delitti e delle pene", p. 691-621, n. 30

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        A narrative of a voyage to Arabia, India, &c. Containing, amidst a variety of information, a description of Saldanha Bay; with remarks on the genious and disposition of the natives of Arabia Felix; The manners and customs of the people of Hindoston; of the island of Madagascar, and other parts beyond the Cape of Good Hope. Interspersed with some particulars, relative to the author's remarkable interview with his father, on the coast of Malabar. Performed in the years 1781, 82, 83, and 84.

      London Printed for the author and sold by W. Baynes 1797 - First edition. 8vo., 232pp., portrait frontispiece, complete with half title, contemporary half calf, spine chipped at head, corners worn, slightly rubbed, marbled sides, "James, much against his will, appears to have been compelled to serve on board one of the vessels in Commodore Johnstone's expedition to the Cape in 1781, and took part in the engagements at Port Praya and Saldanha Bay. Theal remarks . "that he gives some particulars not to be found in the official reports of either the English or French Commanders. He describes also the capture of the Held Woltemaade, and the seizure of the Dutch Indiamen in Saldanha Bay. his account must be compared with official documents, however, as it is not strictly accurate." James gives a short account of parts of the Cape Colony, and describes some of the districts near Saldanha Bay as "a modern Eden"(Mendelssohn). Scarce. ESTC on-line lists only 8 copies. Another, undated issue with slightly different wording to title and a subscriber list appeared in the same year which is equally scarce, again ESTC listing just 8 copies. No priority given. Mendelssohn I, 765. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MOZART W. A. La Flûte Enchantée Quatuor Violon Alto Violoncelle 1797

      1797 - MOZART W. A. La Flûte Enchantée ou Les Mystères d'Isis Grand Opéra de W. A. Mozart mis par l'auteur en Quatuors pour deux Violons, Alto et Basse Paris, chez Sieber Père, Editeur et Marchand de Musique 1466 Signature manuscrite de l'éditeur Sieber XVIIIe siècle(1ère édition) 15 + 14 + 14 + 13 pages 32.4 x 25.6 cm Très bon état, couvertures légèrement défraîchies 027014 Nouveau

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        AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE EMBASSY TO THE EMPEROR OF CHINAUNDERTAKEN BY ORDER

      - London 1797, Stockdale. Full new red calf, 475p., 33 copper- etched plates, 2 folding copper etched maps, some minor general page soil, complete, index, errata, list of plates, 13 x 21.5 cm., abridged edition, complete in itself. Staunton compiled this great work from the first British embassy to China under Lord Macartney. This historic and most famous work not only covers this first official & diplomatic visit to China, but also documents the customs, people and life style of the Chinese before the influence of the West came in. * A monumental primary resource. Lavishly illustrated with fine drawings. The abridged edition. Covers a very early drawing of the tea camellia, other botanical/fruits & specimens, Chinese barges, bridges, insects, foot-binding of Chinese women, deities, Emperor's furnishings, art works, bronze statues, monuments, agricultural implements & unique Chinese inventions, pumps, plough, water raising machines, two lovely itinerary maps, the Great Wall, and many others. A wonderful primary documentation of this great event. * With information on Macao as well. *

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        Les Candidats, à la nouvelle législature, ou Les Grands hommes de l'an cinquième. Avec les véritables noms, prénoms et surnoms qu'ils ont acquis pendant la Révolution. Par le cousin Luc, petit-frère du grand-cousin Jacques.

      Paris, Maret [R. Vatar], an V, (1797), - quatre (sur cinq) livraisons en un volume in-8, 110 pp. en numérotation continue, un f. vierge, demi-basane brique, dos à nerfs orné de filets et du chiffre B répété dans les entre-nerfs (rel. du XIXe s.). Coiffes rognées, dos passé. Les cinq pièces en vers qui portent ce titre forment un petit périodique qui avait pour but de ridiculiser le personnel révolutionnaire. L'attestation du numéro 5 est problématique, elle ne se trouve que chez Deschiens repris par Hatin (mais qui n'a manifestement pas vu d'exemplaire). Le numéro II porte le titre de : Les Candidats chez Bénézech. Martin & Walter, Journaux, 183 (ne donne que 4 numéros). Hatin, p. 269. Tourneux IV, 20649 (ne connaît que les 4 premières livraisons).

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        AN AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT OF AN EMBASSY FROM THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN TO THE EMPEROR

      - London 1797, Stockdale. Full new calf, spine gilt, 1 volume edition, 33 copper engravings, 13 x 21.5 cm., abridged from the Papers of Earl Macartney, contents clean, text only, no atlas. THE OFFICIAL RECORD: The official account of Earl McCartney's informative but unsuccessful mission to establish formal diplomatic and commercial relations with China. Staunton accompanied the Embassy as Secretary & compiled his book chiefly from the papers of the Ambassador & his fellow envoys. A fascinating true history of the expedition, useful primary source. * IMPORTANT NOTE ! Only the FIRST EDITION of this work contains the atlas folio. Other different or later editions are as described. Beautiful views of Cochin-China, Macao, Yang-Tzw river life, many other views of China. Highly collectable title, documenting the first English Embassy to China. A most handsome addition to any great collection. This work is seldom found in its complete state, with the atlas of maps & superb copper engraved plates, with nice frontis engravings in volumes 1 & 2 of McCartney and Tchien Lung, the Great Emperor of China. * THE ATLAS OR FOLIO: Not issued until 1798: The atlas was copper etched, it contains a folded general chart of the track followed by the two ships around the world, along with 43 other fine charts, maps, plans and marvelous illustrations, with superb views recorded for posterity. * THE PLATES: The lively and large plates illustrate coastal views, birds of an unusual character, natives and other images of significance. Expertly drawn and engraved. * By and large, the best single English language item done on China in the 18th century ! George Staunton [1737-1801] was a British diplomat, in 1774 Dr. Samuel Johnson met Staunton and they became life-long friends. Although the official mission to China failed, a wealth of precious information was collected and published in this first comprehensive official account. During this period of time, Great Britain was anxious to establish formal diplomatic relations with China and open usual trade relations. The unwilling Chinese resisted all Western foreign intervention in China. In the end the gifts and arguments were rejected. * THE FOLIO: The folio [when present] contains [102p.], 5 large folding maps, 50 finely engraved plates, large format, ca. 58 x 43 cm., fresh, clean copy, no foxing. * **** BIBLIOGRAPHY: E. Cox: A REFERENCE GULIDE TO THE LITERATURE OF TRAVEL, P.334-345. * Lust 545. * H. H. Cordier: SINICA 2381-82. * Hill: Pacific Voyages, p280-281, 1628, p.250. * Maggs: Catalog no. 521:"Apart from its Chinese importance, is of considerable interest owing to the various places visited en route, including Madeira, Teneriff, Rio de Janero, St. Helena, Tristan D'Acuna, Amsterdam Island, Java, Sumatra, Cochin-China, etc." * Cox I, p.334: "A most interesting account of Chinese manners & customs at the close of the 18th century." *

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        In mutilum Campani amphitheatri titulum aliasque nonnullas Campanas inscriptiones commentarius. Editio secunda auctior.

      Naples, Vincenzo Orsini 1797 - in-4, XL-201-[3] pp., avec 2 planches dépliantes "in fine", vélin rigide, dos lisse (reliure de l'époque). Grande mouillure infra-paginale aux premiers feuillets. Réimpression posthume du premier ouvrage de Mazzocchi (1684-1771), publié en 1727, soit deux ans seulement après son arrivée à Rome, et qui connut un grand succès dans toute l'Europe. A la fin du XIXe siècle encore, Karl Julius Beloch (1854-1929) estimait qu'il s'agissait du meilleur ouvrage écrit sur l'histoire et la topographie de Capoue antique. L'auteur, venant d'une famille modeste de Naples, entré par nécessité dans les Ordres, selon l'usage, s'acquit au cours du XVIIIe siècle la réputation du meilleur épigraphiste d'Italie. Il refusa plusieurs archevêchés offerts par le Roi de Naples pour se consacrer exclusivement à ses études. Exemplaire de l'historien Camillo Minieri Riccio (1813-1882), directeur de l'Archivio di Stato di Napoli de 1874 à sa mort, avec vignette ex-libris contrecollée sur les premières gardes.

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        Observations on the various systems of canal navigation, with inferences practical and mathematical; in which Mr. Fulton's plan of wheel-boats, and the utility of subterraneous and of small canals are particularly investigated, including an account of the canals and inclined planes of China.

      London: published by I. and J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, High Holborn. 1797. 4to., 4 engraved plates including a folding map, (8) + 104pp., early 19th century half russia, gilt spine labels, the backstrip with some later restoration. A very good copy with an impeccable provenance. Originally in the library of Thomas Bell> (1785-1860), the Newcastle-upon-Tyne land surveyor and book collector: and with the later (1930) bookplate of the Institution of Naval Architects> (the Scott Collection>). First edition. Largely a technical discussion of the relative advantages of inclined planes and locks under different circumstances. Chapman considered his own inclined plane system to be superior to Fulton's as described in his Treatise on the improvement of canal navigation> (1796). William Chapman (1749-1832), civil engineer, was for much of his career working with, or on behalf of, several of the celebrated engineers and civil engineers of the day, including Matthew Boulton, James Watt and John Rennie. He was involved in canal building, dock construction, drainage schemes and even industrial railways. Chapman was a long-time member of the Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers. Skempton 234. Goldsmiths 17081. Kress B.3364. Williams I. p.462.> [bound with], [PHILLIPS, John> A treatise on inland navigation: illustrated with a whole-sheet plan, delineating the course of an intended navigable canal from London to Norwich and Lynn, through the counties of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, denoting every town and village through which it is proposed to pass. With two other plans, to prove the practicability of executing the whole with success: And a plan for extending the navigation from Bishop-Stortford to Cambridge, without passing through the grounds or parks at Shotgrove or Audley End; by which the opposition that has been always made by the Noble owners of those grounds is obviated, and a direct conveyance from Cambridge to London, by water, may be carried into execution. The lands through which the canal is proposed to pass, will double, and in many parts treble their present value; and, besides the great advantage to land-holders, its utility and benefit will extend to the trade of these counties in particular, as well as to the public at large, by the means of a cheap and speedy conveyance for corn, and all heavy articles, to market, by water, whether for home consumption or exportation. There will be found a vast saving, when compared to the great expence of land carriage; which is clearly proved in this treatise. Another important and national object will arise from this plan, which is, that the cities of London and Westminster may be supplied with corn and coals, which at all times will prevent a scarcity or monopoly.> London: S. Hooper. 1785. 4to., with a large folding engraved map and engraved plate, xii + 50 + (8)pp., the map lightly soiled else a very good copy. First edition. John Phillips (fl. 1778 - ca. 1817), writer on inland navigation, was a native of Essex but is otherwise something of an enigma. He is known to have travelled extensively in Europe pursuing his information gathering on canal developments which resulted in a definitive General History of Inland Navigation> which went through several editions between 1792 and 1809.

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        ESSAI SUR LA THEORIE DES TORRENS ET DES RIVIERES PAR CITOYEN FABRE BIDAULT 1797

      BIDAULT 1797 - ESSAI SUR LA THEORIE DES TORRENS ET DES RIVIERES CONTENANT LES MOYENS LES PLUS SIMPLES .PAR LE CITOYEN FABRE A PARIS CHEZ BIDAULT LIBRAIRE AN. V - 1797 In 4°, pag. [4] XXXII 284, legatura in mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, occhiello, 8 tavole ripiegate in b/n. Lievi abrasioni alle cerniere e al dorso, lieve brunitura alle prime e alle ultime 2 pagine. Ulteriori dettagli e immagini a richiesta. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sind die Hindernisse der Gewissheit und Einfachheit der praktischen Arzneykunde unübersteiglich? (pp.727-762).

      Journ. pract. Heilk., 4/4 - Jena, in der academischen Buchhandlung, 1797, 8, 853 (1) pp., Pappband d.Zt. EIN MARKSTEIN - UNGEMISCHTE ARZNEIENErster Auflage dieser recht umfangreiche Arbeit - ebenfalls von programmatischer Bedeutung für das werden der homöpathischen Heilweise: "Der Weg geht weiter zum dritten Markstein, zur Forderung der Einfachheit der Arzneimittel ... Schon 1797 wandte sich Hahneman in seinem Aufsatz: "Sind die Hindernisse ... der practischen Arzneykunde unübersteiglich?" mit aller Entschiedenheit gegen die Arzneigemische. Er schrieb, übrigens ohne besonders auf die Homöopathie einzugehen, :"Darf ichs gestehen, daß ich seit Jahren nie etwas andres, außer ein einziges Mittel auf einmal verordnet und nie wiederholt habe, als bis auf die Wirkung der vorherigen Gabe exspirirt war? ... daß ich auf diese Art glücklich und zur Zufriedenheit meiner Kranken geheilt und Dinge gesehen habe, die ich sonst nicht gesehen hätte?" Ein Markstein der neuen Heillehre. 'Für eine genau erkannte Krankheitsform darf nur die einzige, richtig ausgewählte Arznei das gegebene Heilmittel sein. cf. Haehl, Hahnemann, Bd. 1, S.78.Schmidt Nr.135

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        The Old English Baron. A Gothic Story. Embellished With Elegant Engravings. The Sixth Edition; Printed for C. Dilly

      printed for C. Dilly, in the Poultry, London 1797 - Sixth Edition of Reeve's best-known work, a major influence on the development of Gothic fiction. 8vo: xi,[1],264pp, with 8 full-page copper-engraved plates (including frontispiece). English mottled calf, flat spine in six compartments, gilt sunburst medallion in each, separated by gilt-ruled bands, black leather lettering piece gilt, board edges decorated with gilt roll. Early, neat manuscript ex libris to front fly leaf. An excellent, wide-margined example in a handsome contemporary binding, spotting on plates restricted to margins, pages virtually pristine. Summers, p. 449. Lowndes, IV, 2065 ("A romance of considerable repute, frequently reprinted."). First published anonymously at Colchester, in 1777, as The champion of virtue, then republished a year later with Reeve's name on the title-page, as The Old English Baron: a Gothic Story. An ambitious reworking of Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto (or, as Reeve described it, "the literary offspring of the castle of Otranto"). "The story, like many of the time, concerns usurpation unmasked and legitimate succession restored by a hero resembling an idealized mid-eighteenth-century gentrified professional man. This fable continued to speak to the largely professional middle-class reading public. An eighth edition appeared in 1807, Anna Letitia Barbauld included it in her British Novelists (1810), and there were many further reprints throughout the century, when it was often paired with Walpole's Otranto." (ODNB) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht; darüber Porträt von Karl VI. und Erklärungen ('Ulm.').

      - Kupferstich v. Georg Hisler aus Sächsischer Postillion b. Carl Friedr. Völkel in Löbau, 1797, 18,5 x 29,5 Nicht bei Schefold/Pflüger, Ulm Das Bild der Stadt in alten Ansichten!

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        The Habitable World Described, or the Present State of the People in All Parts of the Globe, from North to South..

      London, 1797. 1st ed. Hardcover. Very Good. 20 vols. bound in 10. 20 engraved second titles, 69 folding maps and plans, 155 plates. Solid 19th century 1/2 leather (marbled boards with brown leather backstrips and corners). 21cm. Browning on some plates and maps. Portions (perhaps a fifth or less) of the volumes with significant foxing; the balance almost without any foxing. A bookseller (probably from the 1950's or 1960's) has inked prices in most of the volumes (15 each) as well as a price for the set. Heraldic bookplate of Christopher Harrison in each volume. The number of plates and maps is based on a physical collation of these volumes. Trusler was a compiler of multi-volume works based almost entirely on the writings of other authorities. Overall, an impressive compendium of information, not all of it entirely reliable, about many parts of the world, although rather sketchy about Africa and most parts of the Western Hemisphere.

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        AN EXPLANATION OF DASSIER'S MEDALS OF THE SOVEREIGNS OF ENGLAND.

      Landscape folio. Marbled card covers with printed label to front. Seven pages of letter-press description to the rear. Bound in is a prospectus for several of Dassier's works.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1797.. [Late Antiquity]. EARLY OCTAVO EDITION. In 12 volumes. Octavo (22 x 14cm). With a copper engraved frontispiece of the author to volume I and three folding maps. Recently re-backed using original marbled calf boards, with gilt titles to red and black labels on spine, done to-style with additional gilt tooling. Some repairs to folding maps. Some volumes lacking half-titles. Occasional minor worming to margins. Generally a crisp clean set. Good overall. Originally published sequentially in six volumes between 1776 and 1788, Gibbon's 'Decline and Fall' is universally acknowledged as a historiographical and literary giant of the English language. It has been read by historians of Rome and Byzantium ever since publication, though Gibbon's pessimistic attitude is currently unfashionable amongst scholars of Late Antiquity. Nevertheless, the breadth of his coverage and the depth of his knowledge remains unrivalled.

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