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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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        Observations on Certain Documents Contained in No V and VI of

      1797. Phil., 1865. 1 of 50 Octavo edition. Phil., 1865. 1 of 50 Octavo edition. Limited Fine-Press Edition of Hamilton's "Reynolds Pamphlet" Hamilton, Alexander [1757-1804]. Observations on Certain Documents Contained in No. V & VI of "The History of the United States for the Year 1796,": In Which the Charge of Speculation Against Alexander Hamilton, Late Secretary of the Treasury, Is Fully Refuted. Philadelphia: Printed for James Fenno, 1797. [New York: Printed for the Hamilton Club, 1865]. [viii], 157 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Later stiff-paper wrappers, original title panel affixed to front cover, deckle edges. Very light soiling, negligible light rubbing to extremities, faint offsetting from bookend to front cover, front free endpaper detached. Light toning to interior, early presentation inscription to front free endpaper. $750. * From an edition of 50, this number 15. This remarkable work, better known as the "Reynolds Pamphlet," relates to one of the first sex scandals in American political history. While secretary of the treasury, Hamilton had a three-year affair with a woman named Maria Reynolds. This affair was instigated and encouraged by her husband, James, as a way to extort hush money from Hamilton. Jailed for his participation in a shady speculative scheme, Reynolds attempted to implicate Hamilton in exchange for his freedom, through the help of political enemies, believing Hamilton would claim responsibility if he threatened with public exposure of the affair. In the meantime rumors linking Hamilton to the speculative scheme began to circulate and find their way into print, most notably in Callender's History of the United States. In a bold move to protect his public reputation, Hamilton addressed the rumors and prevented a political scandal by confessing the truth. Denying any charges of public financial impropriety, he admitted his "amorous connection" with Maria Reynolds with her husband's "privity and connivance." According to Sabin, Mrs. Hamilton tried to buy up all copies of the 1797 pamphlet, but some escaped. A second edition was reprinted in 1800 in the midst of the Jefferson-Burr election by a group of anti-Federalists. As one would expect, a small number of first editions exist today. The Hamilton Club reprint of the first edition was also issued as a quarto in 1865 in an edition limited to 25 copies.

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        The state of the poor: or, an history of the labouring classes in England, from the conquest to the present period; . together with parochial reports . With a large appendix; .

      London Printed by J. Davis for B. & J. White; G. G. & J. Robinson; T. Payne; R. Faulder; T. Egerton; J. Debrett; and D. Bremner 1797 - First edition. Three volumes, 4to., complete with half titles to all volumes, directions to the binder (end of vol. 1) and the supplementary leaf 3L3 in volume 2, and sheets 5B*–5B†4 in volume 3 as called for in the directions to the binder, folding table, modern half calf gilt, an excellent example. A remarkable work by a follower of Adam Smith. Sir Frederick Eden (1766 – 1809), was one of the founders of the Globe Insurance Company and later its chairman, however he is best known as a social investigator. His reputation for this rests on The State of the Poor. He explained the circumstances that led him to do the research: "The difficulties which the labouring classes experienced, from the high price of grain, and of provisions in general, as well as of cloathing [sic] and fuel, during the years 1794 and 1795, induced me, from motives both of benevolence and personal curiosity, to investigate their conditions in various parts of the kingdom." The book was intended to provide a factual basis for the current debate on what to do about the poor. "[The State of the Poor] was written from a perspective that reveals Eden's general adherence 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." (Donald Winch, ODNB). Eden did some of the field-work himself, obtained information from clergymen but also sent out "a remarkably faithful and intelligent person" with a questionnaire he had designed. This was modelled on that used by Sir John Sinclair in his Statistical Account of Scotland. Einaudi 1714; Goldsmiths' 17107; Kress B.3384; PMM 249. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le isole del Giappone e la Corea delineate sulle ultime osservazioni

      Incisione in rame, mm 345x480. Non comune carta che mette in grande risalto la Corea secondo le nuove rilevazioni di D'Anville. Ottimo esemplare marginoso con lievissimo alone centrale. Tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801. La Calcografia Camerale gli commissionò l'opera per sostituire il "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745-1824), allievo di Piranesi, fu religioso, geografo, costruttore di globi e cartografo. Copper engraving, mm 345x470. Scarce map of Japan and Korea. From "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", printed in Rome form 1792 to 1801. Very good conditon, just a very light paper discoloration at centerfold

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        An authentic account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China [.] with notices of Tristan d'Acuna, Amsterdam, Java, Sumatra, Cochin-China. Taken chiefly from the papers of His Excellency the Earl of Macartney.

      London G. Nicol 1797 - First edition. 3 volumes, comprising 2 volumes 4to text and landscape folio atlas (45 x 56 cm.). 44 engraved maps and plates, some folding, marginal tear to plate 41 repaired; text volumes contemporary diced russia rebacked to style; atlas half calf over marbled boards to match, a fine clean set. A finely illustrated account of the first British embassy to China, which was to lead to the foundation of Hong Kong as a British trading post. It was the failure of this mission to establish direct trade links with China that convinced the British government of the need to set up its own trading post. Staunton, a medical doctor and friend of Dr. Johnson, accompanied McCartney as secretary. To write his account, Staunton had access to McCartney's journal and was assisted by John Barrow. Staunton's account is noteworthy for his detailed description of the journey, his examination of Chinese customs (including the binding of women's feet) and the detailed appendix on Chinese trade with Europe and more specifically Britain. Alexander's plates are of special interest due to their depiction of subjects that very few Europeans had recorded or seen and the indications they gave to the considerable technical, artistic and organizational advancement of the Chinese civilization. The atlas also includes a detailed map of Macao. The work was hugely successful, fifteen editions were issued in seven countries in thirty years. Cordier, Sinica, 2381-83; Hill 1628; Lowendahl 697; Lust 545 & 547. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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 Imprimerie de la République An V An V 1797 - First edition. Four text volumes, 4to., (31 x 23.5cm) and folio atlas (61.5 x 45cm). Engraved portrait of La Pérouse after Tardieu, all half-titles, colophon leaf in vol. I-III, vol. IV colophon following index. (vol. IV with a few minor marginal chips repaired.) Atlas with engraved allegorical title-page by Moreau le Jeune, titled Atlas du voyage de La Pérouse without imprint, and 69 engraved platescomprising folding world map, 35 views and natural history plates,33 maps or coastal profiles (20 double-page). Original pink paper covered boards, unopened and uncut, neat repairs and restoration to bindings, spines faded, covers with old residual dampstaining, modern red morocco labels, a fine set. The first edition of one of the most important scientific explorations ever undertaken to the Pacific and the N.W. American coast, and the first scientific voyage to California. This example a rare survival in original boards. "The voyage round the world under the command of La Pérouse was intended as the French equivalent of Captain Cook's third voyage and was enthusiastically endorsed by the Academy of Sciences and particularly by Louis XVI . The most significant results of the voyage are the charts of the then imperfectly known Asiatic coast of the Pacific." - Forbes. La Pérouse was the first explorer to navigate 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. He arrived at Botany Bay in January 1788, just hours after Governor Phillip had arrived with the First Fleet. La Pérouse's habit of forwarding copies of journals and drawings when opportunity offered ensured their survival, for as is well known, the accomplishments of the voyage have been overshadowed by the disappearance of the entire expedition. The folio atlas contains magnificent maps of Russian Asia, Japan, the Pacific North-West Coast, Hawaii, San Francisco, and Monterey; the views include a fine series of botanical and ornithological plates, including the California quail. Of particular interest to Hawaii is the plate that depicts French ships off Makena, Maui. It is the first fully developed view of that island. Hill 972; Forbes 272; Lada-Mocarski 52; Ferguson 251; Brunet III, 828-829; Sabin 4797. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gegenmittel einiger heroischer Gewächssubstanzen (pp.3-21) + Einige Arten anhaltender und nachlassender Fieber (pp.22-51) + Einige periodische Krankheiten und Septimanen (pp.52-59).

      Journ. pract. Heilk., 5/1. - Jena, Academ. Buchhdlg., 1797, 8, (2), 254, (2), (2) pp., feiner Pappband im Stil d.Zt. Erstdruck!Drei gleichzeitig publizierte, frühe Erfahrungsberichte. Aufschlußreiche Praxisberichte Hahnemann aus der Frühzeit seiner Tätigkeit als praktischer Arzt, zurückgehend bis ca. 1782. Schon hier zeigen sich, neben der strikten Ablehnung überkommender Behandlungsmethoden wie häufige Aderlässe oder Abführmittel, bereits die ersten Hinweise auf ein unorthodoxes ärztliches Denken und Handeln.Im 1. Aufsatz, über die "Gegenmittel...", beschreibt Hahnemann eine größere Anzahl von speziellen Antidoten. Im 2. Aufsatz, über die "Fieber...", berichtet er über die sporadischen Fieber -z.B. die Influenza- und deren Behandlung. Im 3. Aufsatz, über die "Periodischen Krankheiten...", schreibt Hahnemann von der Behandlung der Wechselfieber. Die neuen Erkenntnisse sind mit Beispielen aus seiner Praxis belegt. - cf. Haehl II, 50 u. 525.Schmidt Nr. 136-138.

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        A complete dictionary of the English language, both with regard to sound and meaning ... to which is prefixed a prosodial grammar. The fourth edition, revised, corrected, and enlarged

      London: printed for Charles Dilly, 1797. 2 volumes in 1, 8vo, pp. [28], cviii, unpaginated lexicon in double column; [4], unpaginated lexicon; contemporary full tree calf, very nicely rebacked to style; near fine. The final leaf verso with the shadow of the first leaf of the Preface, A1. An issue unknown to Alston who cites a fourth edition in 2 vols. 8vo (Alston V, 324) but with B. Law and Son, and W. Richardson [et al.] in the imprint. Only Dilly's name appears in the present copy. Not found in OCLC either; ESTC however locates 18.

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        Andronica, Or Fugitive Bride. Vol. I

      William Lane, 1797. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1797. 239 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Grey boards with a brown leather spine. Vol. I. Ex-library copy with expected inserts, stamps and inscriptions. Rough cut page are moderately tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and foxing. Ash marks to hinge of first text page. Water marks to page edges and corners. Some internal hinge cracking with a loose bind, and pages. Front and rear boards are loose. Boards are moderately rub worn, with some noticeable shelf wear to edges and corners, corners are bumped. Spine leather is peeled and chipped. Paper covering is peeling away from boards.

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        CHRISTIAN PANOPLY; CONTAINING AN APOLOGY FOR THE BIBLE; IN A SERIES OF LETTERS, ADDRESSED TO THOMAS PAINE [with] AN ADDRESS TO SCOFFERS AT RELIGION [with] THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT [William Paley] [with] THE SOPHIST UMASKED IN A SERIES OF LETTERS ADDRESSED TO THOMAS PAINE [Presentation Copy]

      Shepherd's-Town, [WV]: P. Rootes & C. Blagrove, 1797. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good binding. Signed. Four works bound together, with continuous pagination and separate half-title pages. It is noted in the Streeter catalogue that Watson's "Christian Panoply" "seems to be the first book, as distinguished from a pamphlet or broadside, printed in what is now West Virginia. The only earlier recorded imprints ... are a 15 page pamphlet and a broadside, both printed in 1791, and an 8-page, both printed in 1796. After this 1797 book there is no record of another imprint until 1803" [Streeter 1104]. An attractive copy in contemporary mottled calf, with morocco label. This copy was "Presented to Maj. C. Carrington by the Editor". One leaf has quite minor corner loss affecting the bottom of the letter "d" in the word "and". (Streeter, 1104). Very Good binding.

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        THOROTON'S HISTORY OF NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

      LONDON, WHITE, 1797. REVISED EDITION, THREE VOLUMES, LATER HALF CALF OVER PLAIN BOARDS. VOLUME 1: FRONTIS. OF THOROTON, TITLE PAGE VIGNETTE, 406 pp, INDEX, 28 PLATES AND 1 TEXT ILLUSTRATION. VOLUME 2: FRONTIS. OF AUTHOR, TITLE VIGNETTE, 325 pp, INDEX, 2 TEXT ILLUS., 37 PLATES (INCLUDING 1 FOLDING AND 2 COLOUR), PLUS 4 FOLDING ARMS PLATES AND 2 FOLDING TABLES. VOLUME 3: FOLDING MAP, 454 pp, ADDITIONAL COLLECTIONS (6pp), INDEX, GENERAL INDEX, 26 PLATES, INCLUDING 1 COLOUR. A VERY NICE SET. MINOR SPORADIC FOXING TO VOLUME 1, OTHERWISE VERY CLEAN. PLATES ARE FINE, SOME PAGES REMAIN UNCUT, EVIDENCE OF LITTLE READING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        SPECIMENS OF BRITISH MINERALS, selected from the Cabinet of Philip Rashleigh. PART 1.

      London, printed by W. Bulmer and Co., 1797.. FIRST EDITION 1797, PART 1 ONLY, PART 2 PUBLISHED IN 1802. 4to, approximately 290 x 235 mm, 11½ x 9¼ inches, 33 aquatint plates of minerals, mostly hand coloured, with multiple images showing 194 specimens, pages: [4], 56, [2], bound in half calf, green gilt lettered label and gilt rules between raised bands to spine, marbled boards, pale green endpapers, watermark to text pages dated 1794. Spine and boards rubbed, corners worn, one with small repair, pale offset from images to text, page 52 has the number 8 crossed out in ink and number 6 inked in above, occasional small fox spot, a little light crinkling to inner margin of title page and last page, occasional light mark to blank margins, engraved bookplate with one corner torn off to first pastedown, otherwise a very good copy. See: Sotheby's Catalogue of The Magnificent Scientific Library of Joseph A. Freilich, page 384, No 451. Philip Rashleigh is famous among mineral collectors for the superb collection of Cornish minerals he assembled, and for the two illustrated volumes he published in 1797 and 1802 describing his collection. The expansion of tin and copper mining during his life time led to Rashleigh's interest in mineralogy. Initially through his own efforts, he amassed a significant mineral collection, but later added to it by exchange and purchase from British and European collectors and dealers. It was, and still remains, unrivalled for its content of Cornish specimens. The upper zones of the rich Cornwall deposits were being exploited when Rashleigh formed the collection and he obtained a tremendous variety of unusual and rare minerals, many of them known only from this region and several only from his specimens. He was ahead of his time in cataloguing the source and locality of the specimens, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Pensil americano florido en el rigor del invierno, la imágen de María santísima de Guadalupe, aparecida en la corte de la Septentrional América México, en donde escribia esta historia Don Ignacio Carrillo y Pérez ... año de 1793

      Mexico [City]: M.J. de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, 1797. First edition, small 4to, p. [16], vi, 132; woodcut vignette on title-p., engraved plate of Maria, the Virgin of Guadalupe by the master Mexican engraver Tomás Suria; contemporary full Mexican mottled calf, gilt decorated spine, sprinkled edges, morocco label (slightly defective); the spine has a 1" burn hole in the middle, barely singeing the innermost gutter of several leaves, otherwise this is a very good, sound copy. Palau 45601; Sabin 11057.

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        Antonio, ou Les tourmens de l'amour et ses douces illusions dans un coeur sensible.

      Chez Favre l'Auteur Conort 1797 - FIRST EDITION, with an engraved frontispiece, a trifle browned in places, last 2 leaves with small fragments missing form fore-edge, pp. [iv], 287, 12mo, late 19th- or early 20th-century brown crushed morocco, spine lettered in gilt, monogram AC at foot, surmounted by a crown (of sorts), gilt edges, joints cracked and a little worn, but sound. Our author is not to be confused with the translator of the Thousand and One Nights nearly a century before. This is one of a small number of erotic tales he published between his release from prison (for writing against the Convention) and before he accompanied Napoleon on the expedition to Egypt. This is a rare book: 3 copies only in WorldCat, KVK adding only BnF and Augsburg. (Barbier, Genre romanesque, 1751-1800, 97.25)

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

      1797 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Plan For The Conduct Of Female Education

      London: J. Johnson, 1797. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary polished brown calf, covers rehinged. Very good. 128 pages. 28 1/2 x 23 cm. Half title, copper-engraved frontispiece of a View of The Grounds of Ashbourne Hall. A physician, scientist and grandfather of Charles Darwin, he wrote this to help two illegitimate daughters, the Parker sisters who established a school for young ladies in Darbyshire. An early work on the education of women. The DNB notes this work has "some sensible remarks." Darwin was known for his kindness to patients and servants, and of his charity for the poor. A Catalogue of Books for young ladies is presented with the admonition, "books of controversial divinity are not recommended to Ladies." Darwin's do's, and don'ts cover a broad spectrum of education and social behavior -- the moral, cultural, aesthetic and physical development of young women. As a final grand gesture the terms and costs of enrolling at Miss Parkers School are presented. Occasional contemporary marginalia, raised bands, backstrip lettered in gilt within decorative gilt panel, offset of frontispiece to title, interior fresh.

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        Burlesque Translation of Homer, A.

      London: G.G. & J. Robinson, 1797. "A Work full of Humor Which Often Transgresses the Bounds of Decency"With Twenty-Five Hand-Colored Etched Plates[WOODWARD, George Moutard, illustrator]. [BRIDGES, Thomas]. [GROSE, Francis, engraver?]. A Burlesque Translation of Homer. In Two Volumes. The Fourth Edition Improved. London: G.G. & J. Robinson, 1797. Fourth edition and best edition. Two octavo volumes (8 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches; 222 x 143 mm.). [6], 360; [4], 432 pp. Hand-colored etched frontispiece and twenty-four hand-colored, unsigned etched plates. In volume one, pp. 355/356 have been mis-bound after pp. 357/358. The hand-coloring is possibly contemporary or very early.Bound ca. 1920 by Root & Son (stamp-signed on verso of front free end-paper). Full polished calf, covers triple-ruled in gilt, spines with four wide raised bands, decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments, maroon and dark blue calf labels lettered in gilt, gilt ruled board-edges, decorative gilt turn-ins, gray end-papers, top edge gilt, others uncut. A fine and large copy with the plates colored by hand. Originally published in 1762 under the pseudonym Caustic Barebones, reprinted in 1764, and in enlarged form in 1767, 1770, and this, the fourth edition is the first edition with illustrations by Woodward. "Best edition, with humorous plates. A work full of humour, written by Thomas Brydges, but which often transgresses the bounds of decency." (Lowndes, The Bibliographers Manual of English Literature, volume II, p. 1101). We have never seen another colored copy. According to ABPC there has been only one other colored copy at auction over the past forty-five years (1979). We cannot locate any colored copies in OCLC.Of George Murgatroyd Woodward (1760?-1809), caricaturist and author, the DNB notes that he, "later known as Mustard George, grew up in a Derbyshire town, living with his father and, to judge by the evidence of his later writings, received a sound education. He took early to caricature, ridiculing his neighbours in Derbyshire; a folio of these drawings dated 1781 is in the Derby Local Studies Library, among a sizable collection of his prints, drawings, and book illustrations. His caricatures having caused something of a local stir, he persuaded his father to let him seek his fortune in London."Apart from two caricature prints dated 1785 designed by Woodward and published by him from 28 Cary Street, Lincoln's Inn, London, it was not until 1790 that he made an impact on the London scene. Thereafter his output was copious. The British Museum catalogues list 525 examples of his work from the next twenty years, published by Holland, Fores, Ackermann, and latterly Tegg, all leading printsellers. These prints, designed by Woodward, are etched by others-Rowlandson, who was his friend and drinking companion, Isaac Cruikshank, Roberts, and Williams. Woodward's original drawings are vigorous… [and] his value lay in his humorous ideas."Woodward…might have rivalled Hogarth. Certainly his collaboration with Rowlandson constituted a lively, if frivolous, commentary on the social scene. Dorothy George described him as 'original, prolific, varied, humorous and good-humoured,' and few students of the subject would dispute her conclusion that his death was 'a loss to caricature' (George, English Political Caricature, 1.174)" Oxford DNB). Some library records note the author as Thomas Bridges alone, or with Francis Grose. It was once thought by some that Grose was the author but subsequent scholars have firmly identified Thomas Bridges as the sole writer of the book. But the attribution to Grose may not have been wholly incorrect; we strongly suspect that Grose designed the etchings for the later expanded editions. He needed money and may have taken the job anonymously to protect his scholastic reputation. He certainly had the skill as a caricaturist, and the style here exhibited (particularly in the faces) is not dissimilar to examples of his work found in his Rules for Drawing Caricatures (1788). If further evidence is needed, Grose, a corpulent man who possessed no lack of self-deprecating wit concerning his girth, appears to have drawn nearly every fat man in these caricatures with his own visage. Stylistically as well as chronologically, he falls between Hogarth and Gillray. While the etchings are possibly by Grose they are definitely based on drawings by George Moutard Woodward, whose twenty-three original ink andwatercolor drawings for this series were sold by Sotheby's (London) on March 6, 1978. "Thomas Bridges (b. 1710?, d. in or after 1775), playwright and novelist, was a native of Hull, in which town his father was a physician of some repute. Thomas Bridges was a wine merchant, and a partner in the banking firm of Sell, Bridges, and Blunt, which failed in Hull in 1759. In 1762 Bridges produced, under the pseudonym of Caustic Barebones, A Travestie of Homer, in two volumes, which achieved some popularity for its spirited versification and pointed humour" (Oxford DNB). Bridges' only novel was The Adventures of a Bank-Note, published in 1770.Gordon, British Caricature, BC-1; Lowndes, The Bibliographers Manual of English Literature, volume II, p. 1101.

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        Allgemeine Geschichte der Länder und Völker von America. Nebst einer Vorrede Siegmund Jacob Baumgartens.

      2 vols. kl.-4. 23 Bll., 688 11 Bll., 905 (1) S., 31 Bll. (Register). Mit 1 gest. Titelvignette, 2 Kupfertaf. u. 4 (davon 2 mehrf. gefalt.) Kupferkarten. Ldr. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg. Kanten leicht berieb. Es fehlen das Frontisp., 57 Taf. u. 3 Karten. EA. Howes 200 Sabin 77989 Borba de Moraes I, 386 Fromm 13768 - Kompilierte Kulturgeschichte Amerikas aus Rochefort u. a. Beschäftigt sich mit Südamerika, einschließlich Mexiko und den Antillen sowie den englischen u. französ. Besitzungen in Nordamerika, außerdem mit Grönland u. Island. Schröters Initialen finden sich am Ende der Widmung. Der erste Band ist weitgehend eine Übersetzung von Lafiteaus Moeurs de Sauvages Ameriquains. Der 2. Teil enthält Extrakte von Rochefort und anderen Autoren. With Exlibris of John Carter Brown (1797-1874), was a book collector whose library formed the basis of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University.

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        Observations on Certain Documents Contained in No V and VI of...

      1797. Phil., 1865. 1 of 25 Quarto edition. Limited Fine-Press Edition of Hamilton's "Reynolds Pamphlet" Hamilton, Alexander [1757-1804]. Observations on Certain Documents Contained in No. V & VI of "The History of the United States for the Year 1796,": In Which the Charge of Speculation Against Alexander Hamilton, Late Secretary of the Treasury, Is Fully Refuted. Philadelphia: Printed for James Fenno, 1797. [New York: Printed for the Hamilton Club, 1865]. [x], 157 pp. Page 3 has an announcement for the Hamilton Club's next publication. Quarto (12" x 9-1/2"). Later three-quarter morocco over cloth, gilt fillets along edges of morocco, lettering pieces and gilt-edged raised bands to spine, deckle edges. Negligible light rubbing to spine ends and corners, light toning to text, early cellotape repairs to foot of final text leaf (with no damage to text). An attractive copy. $1,250. * From an edition of 25, this number 10. This remarkable work, better known as the "Reynolds Pamphlet," relates to one of the first sex scandals in American political history. While secretary of the treasury, Hamilton had a three-year affair with a woman named Maria Reynolds. This affair was instigated and encouraged by her husband, James, as a way to extort hush money from Hamilton. Jailed for his participation in a shady speculative scheme, Reynolds attempted to implicate Hamilton in exchange for his freedom, through the help of political enemies, believing Hamilton would claim responsibility if he threatened with public exposure of the affair. In the meantime rumors linking Hamilton to the speculative scheme began to circulate and find their way into print, most notably in Callender's History of the United States. In a bold move to protect his public reputation, Hamilton addressed the rumors and prevented a political scandal by confessing the truth. Denying any charges of public financial impropriety, he admitted his "amorous connection" with Maria Reynolds with her husband's "privity and connivance." According to Sabin, Mrs. Hamilton tried to buy up all copies of the 1797 pamphlet, but some escaped. A second edition was reprinted in 1800 in the midst of the Jefferson-Burr election by a group of anti-Federalists. As one would expect, a small number of first editions exist today. The Hamilton Club reprint of the first edition was also issued as an octavo in 1865 in an edit.

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        [Great bustard (Otis tarda)].[Northwest Germany?, ca. 1710/20]. Watercolour drawing on 2½ sheets of Imperial laid paper (129 x 57 cm as assembled).

      A life-size watercolour drawing of a Great bustard (Otis tarda) cock, hanging from a hook by a cord threaded through its nostrils, presumably awaiting the cook's assistants, who would have plucked it. The skilful artist remains unidentified. The drawing itself, from the hook (which bleeds off the paper at the head) to the tips of the claws, measures 126 cm and the bustard itself measures 110 cm from the tip of its beak to the tip of its tail. Its plumage is predominantly light brown, with black stripes on the back and with the breast and the lower parts of the wings white. The hens were much smaller than the cocks, which are the heaviest flying birds in the world and the heaviest indigenous birds of any kind in Europe today. The drawing probably comes from the estate (the kitchen?) of a nobleman. The great bustard has become rare in northern Europe, with only a few hundred, largely confined to small parts of East Germany and western Poland, but there is still a larger population spread throughout Hungary. It is classified as vulnerable worldwide. In the early 18th century it had a much greater range, including much of Germany and England. In 1797 Thomas Bewick noted that it made "excellent eating ... as excellent a repast as our own domestic poultry, or even as the [American] turkey". He therefore lamented that it had not been domesticated and foresaw that hunting might lead to its "total extinction" in England.Formerly folded. With a small worm hole in the neck of the turkey and a slightly larger one in the blank paper next to the neck, and an occasional minor tear on the old folds (some professionally reinforced on the back), but otherwise in very good condition. A magnificent ca. 1710/20 watercolour drawing of a Great bustard, depicted life-size.

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        Geschiedenis der Staatsregeling voor het Bataafsche volk. Amsterdam, Allart, 1799, 16+605 pag. Origineel karton (scharnieren zwak).

      Geillustreerd met 6 grote platen met silhouetten van leden der Nationale Vergadering en 4 uitslaande gravures (waaronder de zeeslag van 1797). Mist de kaart van de departementale verdeling.

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        Pensil americano florido en el rigor del invierno, la imágen de María santísima de Guadalupe, aparecida en la corte de la Septentrional América México, en donde escribia esta historia Don Ignacio Carrillo y Pérez . año de 1793

      M.J. de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, Mexico [City] 1797 - First edition, small 4to, p. [16], vi, 132; woodcut vignette on title-p., engraved plate of Maria, the Virgin of Guadalupe by the master Mexican engraver Tomás Suria; contemporary full Mexican mottled calf, gilt decorated spine, sprinkled edges, morocco label (slightly defective); the spine has a 1" burn hole in the middle, barely singeing the innermost gutter of several leaves, otherwise this is a very good, sound copy. Palau 45601; Sabin 11057. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jornadas divertidas, políticas sentencias y hechos memorables de los reyes y heroes de la antiguedad

      Imp. de Villalpando. 1797 - Imp. de Villalpando. Madrid. 1797. 20 cm. 8 t. en 8 v. con lam. Encuadernacion en tapa dura artesanal plena piel con dorados y tejuelo. Poisson de Gomez, Magdalena Angelica 1684-1770. Traducidas. del frances al castellano por Don Baltasar Driguet. Isidoro de Hernandez Pacheco. Villalpando . El tomo 7 con encuadernación diferente. Cubierta deslucida. 111B [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Burlesque Translation of Homer, A.

      London: G.G. & J. Robinson, 1797. "A Work full of Humor Which Often Transgresses the Bounds of Decency" With Twenty-Five Hand-Colored Etched Plates [WOODWARD, George Moutard, illustrator]. [BRIDGES, Thomas]. [GROSE, Francis, engraver?]. A Burlesque Translation of Homer. In Two Volumes. The Fourth Edition Improved. London: G.G. & J. Robinson, 1797. Fourth edition and best edition. Two octavo volumes (8 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches; 222 x 143 mm.). [6], 360; [4], 432 pp. Hand-colored etched frontispiece and twenty-four hand-colored, unsigned etched plates. In volume one, pp. 355/356 have been mis-bound after pp. 357/358. The hand-coloring is possibly contemporary or very early. Bound ca. 1920 by Root & Son (stamp-signed on verso of front free end-paper). Full polished calf, covers triple-ruled in gilt, spines with four wide raised bands, decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments, maroon and dark blue calf labels lettered in gilt, gilt ruled board-edges, decorative gilt turn-ins, gray end-papers, top edge gilt, others uncut. A fine and large copy with the plates colored by hand. Originally published in 1762 under the pseudonym Caustic Barebones, reprinted in 1764, and in enlarged form in 1767, 1770, and this, the fourth edition is the first edition with illustrations by Woodward. "Best edition, with humorous plates. A work full of humour, written by Thomas Brydges, but which often transgresses the bounds of decency." (Lowndes, The Bibliographers Manual of English Literature, volume II, p. 1101). We have never seen another colored copy. According to ABPC there has been only one other colored copy at auction over the past forty-five years (1979). We cannot locate any colored copies in OCLC. Of George Murgatroyd Woodward (1760?-1809), caricaturist and author, the DNB notes that he, "later known as Mustard George, grew up in a Derbyshire town, living with his father and, to judge by the evidence of his later writings, received a sound education. He took early to caricature, ridiculing his neighbours in Derbyshire; a folio of these drawings dated 1781 is in the Derby Local Studies Library, among a sizable collection of his prints, drawings, and book illustrations. His caricatures having caused something of a local stir, he persuaded his father to let him seek his fortune in London. "Apart from two caricature prints dated 1785 designed by Woodward and published by him from 28 Cary Street, Lincoln's Inn, London, it was not until 1790 that he made an impact on the London scene. Thereafter his output was copious. The British Museum catalogues list 525 examples of his work from the next twenty years, published by Holland, Fores, Ackermann, and latterly Tegg, all leading printsellers. These prints, designed by Woodward, are etched by others-Rowlandson, who was his friend and drinking companion, Isaac Cruikshank, Roberts, and Williams. Woodward's original drawings are vigorous... [and] his value lay in his humorous ideas. "Woodward...might have rivalled Hogarth. Certainly his collaboration with Rowlandson constituted a lively, if frivolous, commentary on the social scene. Dorothy George described him as 'original, prolific, varied, humorous and good-humoured,' and few students of the subject would dispute her conclusion that his death was 'a loss to caricature' (George, English Political Caricature, 1.174)" Oxford DNB). Some library records note the author as Thomas Bridges alone, or with Francis Grose. It was once thought by some that Grose was the author but subsequent scholars have firmly identified Thomas Bridges as the sole writer of the book. But the attribution to Grose may not have been wholly incorrect; we strongly suspect that Grose designed the etchings for the later expanded editions. He needed money and may have taken the job anonymously to protect his scholastic reputation. He certainly had the skill as a caricaturist, and the style here exhibited (particularly in the faces) is not dissimilar to examples of his work found in his Rules for Drawing Caricatures (1788). If further evidence is needed, Grose, a corpulent man who possessed no lack of self-deprecating wit concerning his girth, appears to have drawn nearly every fat man in these caricatures with his own visage. Stylistically as well as chronologically, he falls between Hogarth and Gillray.  While the etchings are possibly by Grose they are definitely based on drawings by George Moutard Woodward, whose twenty-three original ink and watercolor drawings for this series were sold by Sotheby's (London) on March 6, 1978. "Thomas Bridges (b. 1710?, d. in or after 1775), playwright and novelist, was a native of Hull, in which town his father was a physician of some repute. Thomas Bridges was a wine merchant, and a partner in the banking firm of Sell, Bridges, and Blunt, which failed in Hull in 1759. In 1762 Bridges produced, under the pseudonym of Caustic Barebones, A Travestie of Homer, in two volumes, which achieved some popularity for its spirited versification and pointed humour" (Oxford DNB). Bridges' only novel was The Adventures of a Bank-Note, published in 1770. Gordon, British Caricature, BC-1; Lowndes, The Bibliographers Manual of English Literature, volume II, p. 1101.

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        EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA,

      - COMPUESTO POR MUIGUEL DE CERVÁNTES SAAVEDRA. TOMO I. [II, III e IV] EN BURDEOS, EN LA IMPRENTA DE JUAN PINARD. AÑO XII. M. DCCCIV. In 8º de 17,4x10,5 cm. com [iv], xlvi, 328 + 432 + xi,[i] 382 + 438. Encadernações da época inteiras de pele ao gosto clássico com lombada decorada com ferros a ouro e rótulo vermelho para o título e verde para a numeração dos volumes. Folhas de guarda em papel marmoreado da época. Cortes das folhas marmoreados. Texto impresso com nítidos carateres redondos dispostos de maneira a que constituem uma mancha tipográfica muito bela e fácil de ler. As dedicatórias e advertência estão impressa com caracteres itálicos. O primeiro volume inclui nas páginas sem numeração as folhas de anterrosto e de rosto, nas folhas com numeração romana inclui uma advertência do editor, notícia da vida e das obras de Cervantes, dedicatória de Cervantes, da primeira parte, ao Duque de Béjar, prólogo de Cervantes, poesias em louvor da obra. O terceiro volume inclui nas páginas com numeração romana dedicatória de Cervantes, da segunda parte, ao Conde de Lemos e prólogo ao leitor de Cervantes. Todos os volumes têm índices dos capítulos. Rara edição de esmerado gosto tipográfico com o texto baseado na edição da Real Academia Española de 1797. Palau. 1990, II. Página 147. Location/localizacao: 3-A3-B-10

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        Laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, vols 1 & 2, 1797, 1793

      Philadelphia: Hall and Sellers, 1797. Hardcover. Good. 1797 and 1793. 2 volumes. Folio, original full brown leather with spine labels, 913 + 64 pp plus index, 817 pp plus index. Good+ set, bindings OK with minor wear and rubbing, hinges neatly reinforced with japanese paper, preliminary pages including title pages and flyleaves with loss, wear, wrinkling, stains, contents largely very good with some tanning and foxing throughout. Early signatures, doodles and notes to outer pages of Henry Gregg and Nathan (?) Powell, late 18th/early 19th C. handwriting, and possibly other owners. Handsome set of the first two volumes. RARE.

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        Sammlung von 53 Kupferstich-Stammbuchblättern. Göttingen bey Wiederhold

      Der Freundschaft gewidmet (recto) am 21ten Mai 1797 - Sammlung von 53 Kupferstich-Stammbuchblättern. Göttingen bey Wiederhold. Mit Einträgen von Mitgliedern Bremer Kaufmannsfamilien u.a. Bremen, 1797. Lose Blätter (11,5 x 18 cm) mit Goldschnitt in Leder-Chemise mit Goldfileten Enthält Einträge von: Vetter Jacob Beckenn, Louise Bekenn, Mutter Magdalena Vogt, Klara von Hoheneichen, M. Duckwitz, Gesina Duckwitz geb. Bagelmann, Kunigunde, Elisa, Albert u. Frieder. Bagelmann, Elisabeth Bagelmann geb. Achelis, Anna Elisabeth Achgelis geb. Anspachs, S. Bremer, Achgelis, Margaretha Bekenn geb. Achelis, M.E., Tomas u. Elisabeth Achelis, G., J.M., Garbert, Johan Leonh., Jacob u. Adelheit Wienges, Elisabeth u. T. Gloystein, Nicolaus Böse, R. Grommé, Elise Vogt, Magdalena Achelis geb. Bagelmann, C. u. Friedrich Estienne, Dorothea u. Meta Spange, Doris Müller geb. Wolff u.a. - Nur vereinzelt, gering fleckig, insgesamt wohlerhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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