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        Vue de St. Pierre et St Paul au Kamtschatka.

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

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        Schattenspiele. 5 Teile in 2 Bänden. 348 S., 2 Bl.; 323 S., 5 Bl. Mit 2 Kupfertiteln, Frontispiz und Kupfertafel von Bolt. Hübsche rote Halbmaroquinbde d. Z. mit grünem Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung, Deckel mit Marmorpapierbezug und Filetenvergoldung.

      Berlin, Fr. Maurer, 1797-1798.. . Seltene Sammlung von freien Erzählungen mit originellen und phantastischen Kupfern. Die Geschichten von subtil verschleierter Erotik, die letzte widmet sich neben Reisen auch der Aufklärung. Enthält: Die Ruinen von Moyencourt - Kleine Erzählungen und Fragmente (darin die interessanten Übersetzungen nach Guicciardini) - Chamfort - sowie eine Art Pendant zu Dantes 'Hölle': 'Abaris oder die Wunder der Hölle', in Versen und Prosa - Das Götterstündchen am Kamin - Hippolite de Vivonnes Reisen um die Welt (übers. a. d. franz. Handschrift d. Verfassers). Die oft französisch inspirierten Erzählungen wurden wohl von royalistischen Flüchtlingen verfasst; ihre beißenden Bemerkungen zum Republikanismus zeugen von feiner Beobachtungsgabe. Johann Friedrich Bolt (1769-1836), Kupferstecher und Zeichner, war Schüler Daniel Bergers und stark von Chodowiecki beeinflusst (vgl. Thieme/Becker IV 255). - Teils stockfleckig, Teil 2 stärker. - Hayn/G. VII 127 (ausführlich). Rümann 1003. Vgl. Olderdißen 64, der diesen Titel verwechselt mit 'Schattenspiele von C. G. Cramer Verfasser des Erasmus Schleicher' und irrig als Erstausgabe von Cramers Werk angibt, obwohl die enthaltenen Erzählungen keine Übereinstimmung aufweisen.

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        Îuvres . . Nouvelle Édition

      Paris: Chez Gide, 1797 - Lovely little collection of works by the son of the great tragedian. Includes: Vol. 1: Memoires sur la vie de Jean Racine; Vol. 2: Poésies nouvelles; Vols. 3 & 4: Reflexions sur la poésie 8 volumes bound in 5 (complete) vols., 8vo. . Contemporary full tree calf, covers with gilt-rolled borders, marbled endpapers, gilt spines with red and green leather labels. Very pretty set in contemporary binding. With the bookseller's ticket of MAIRE of Lyon, on the front pastedown of volume I [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Child's Sampler

      1797. [Sampler] Mary Linsey, 1797, age 10, her work. A nice, early young girl’s sampler measuring approx. 11" x 12 ½" depicting the alphabet, numbers birds, trees, deer, a butterfly, various other designs and a prayer. Edges are stitched, there are a few small wear holes, framed under glass measuring approx. 12 ¼" x 13" , sampler presumably laid on top of brown silk but not examined out of frame..

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        Voyage De La Pérouse Autour du Monde, Publié Conformément au Décret du 22 Avril 1791, et Rédigé par M.L. A. Milet-Mureau, Général de Brigade dans le Corps du Génie, Directeur des Fortifications, Ex-Constituant, Membre de plusieurs Sociétés littéraires de Paris.

      Paris De L'Imprimerie de la Republique 1797 - One of the Great Documents of French Exploration in the Pacific Ocean LA PÉROUSE, Jean F.G. de. Voyage De La Pérouse Autour du Monde, Publié Conformément au Décret du 22 Avril 1791, et Rédigé par M.L. A. Milet-Mureau, Général de Brigade dans le Corps du Génie, Directeur des Fortifications, Ex-Constituant, Membre de plusieurs Sociétés littéraires de Paris. Paris: De L'Imprimerie de la Republique, 1797. First edition. Four quarto volumes of text (12 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches; 310x 233 mm), one folio atlas (23 3/8 x 18 inches; 538 x 457 mm). [4], lxxii, 346, [1, imprint], [1, blank]; [4], 398, [1, imprint], [1, blank]; [4], 422, [1, imprint], [1, blank]; [4], 309, [3, blank] pp. With engraved frontispiece portrait in volume I. Each volume with half-title. The atlas with engraved title and sixty-nine maps and plates (many folding). Contemporary half tan calf over marbled boards. Red morocco spine labels on each volume, lettered in gilt. Uncut. Boards of all volumes lightly sunned. Minor rubbing to boards and spines. A few marginal paper flaws (not affecting images or text). Some light dampstaining to upper corners and margins of volumes II, III and IV. Preliminaries of volume III with some light mildew stains. Some light foxing to the frontispiece in volume I. Each volume with previous owner's small bookplate on front pastedown. Atlas, expertly rebacked to style, preserving original spine and label. Text volumes housed in two custom cloth slipcases. Overall, an excellent copy; clean and complete. "La Perouse's Voyage is 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 plates and maps of the harbors 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-Weber Atlas that accompanies the journals of the great English explorer's third voyage. Like Cook, La Perouse died in the service of his King and in the pursuit of geographical knowledge. Unlike Cook, however, he has not achieved the international recognition accorded the English navigator. Nevertheless, it is one of the finest narratives of maritime exploration ever written, and certainly deserves to hold a place of high honor among the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century' (Howell). Zamorano Eighty 49. Barrett 1435. Ferguson, Australia, 268. Graff 2397. Hawaiian National Bibliography 272. Hill p. 173. Howes L93. HBS 64867. $27,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ORDENANZAS DE LA NOBLE VILLA DE BILBAO. Las ordenanzas que tiene, usa, y guarda la M.N. y M.L. Villa de Bilbao, confirmadas por S. M.

      - Bilbao, Francisco San Martín, impresor, 1797, 22x32, 3 hojas, 245 págs. 9 hojas. Ligero rasgado en una hoja por defecto de imprenta. La portada va orlada y lleva un escudo grabado con la iglesia de San Antón, el puente y dos lobos dentro del escudo. Ejemplar con amplios márgenes. Encuadernado en holandesa actual, lomo piel con hierros. (38411).

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        Regole armoniche o sieno precetti ragionati per apprender la musica. Seconda edizione corretta, ed accresciuta.

      Venice, Aldolfo Cesare, 1797. - Large 8vo. (4), 207, (1) pp. With 20 folding engr. plates of musical notes. (Bound with) II: Asioli, B[onifacio]. Principi elementari di musica adottati dal R. Conservatorio di Milano per le ripetizioni giornaliere degli alunni. Mailand, (Carlo Dova for) Giovanni Ricordi, [1811]. 49, (3) pp. With 3 folding engr. plates of musical notes. Contemp. half calf with giltstamped title to spine. Second edition of this splendid instructional work (first published by Zerletti in 1775). Treats the entire field of singing technique, common musical ornaments and instrumental flourishes, and the rules of accompaniment and harmonization. In addition, Manfredini provides advice on how to interpret certain pieces (cf. MGG). V. Manfredini (1737-99) had been Kapellmeister of Empress Katharine II and teacher of her son Paul before retiring to Bologna in 1768, where he wrote his present chief theoretical work. His views on voice instruction drew severe criticism from Mancini. "The second edition (Venice, 1797) was much revised and enlarged with new sections on singing and counterpoint" (New Grove). - Bound with the undated "seconda edizione" of Asioli's principal instructional work, the "Principi elementari de musica" (first published in Milan in 1809). Asioli enjoyed a great teaching reputation; Mozart's son was among his students. Next to Simon Mayr, Asioli was regarded as one of the foremost masters in Italy. His writings on musical theory and methodology remained influential throughout most of the 19th century (cf. MGG I, 753f.). Rare in all editions; no copy at auctions since 1950. - Spine somewhat rubbed; interior slightly browned due to paper. Altogether a fine sammelband containing two important works of theoretical and practical musical instruction. I: Hirsch I, 343. Eitner VI, 299. New Grove XI, 615. MGG VIII, 1580. RISM B/VI, 533 & M-019b. ICCU CFIE\024653. OCLC 17704373. Cf. Fétis V, 427. Wolffheim I, 800. Gregory/Bartlett I, 164. - II: Eitner I, 218. Cf. MGG I, 754. New Grove I, 656.

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        POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON. With A Life of the Author, by William Hayley

      London By W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing Office for John and Josiah Boydell, and George Nicol 1794-1797 - 3 volumes. First edition of this Boydell issue, the first edition with the plates by Richard Westall, and a magnificent presentation copy, given by Lord Lansdowne, the first Marquis of Landsdowne to the French diplomat, M. Chauvet, who for many years resided at Kensington in London. An especially large copy. With 32 fine large plates, being the 28 plates by Richard Westall and 4 portraits of John Milton. Folio (41 x 30 cm), very finely bound in exceptional full contemporary bindings of crushed red morocco, French in style with fine gilt rolled borders within gilt ruled frames on all covers, each frame with corners formed with central gilt circular devices, the spines with flat gilt ruled bands creating compartments decorated with small gilt central star burst tools, one compartment lettered in gilt, a second with gilt volume numbers and additional gilt lettering at the bottom of the spines, gilt tooled edges to the covers and gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. cxxxiii, 213; 286; 300, [4] pp. A most beautiful and exceptional set. A REGAL SET OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE GREAT ENGLISH POET AND WRITER TO INCLUDE THE FAMOUS ENGRAVINGS FROM RICHARD WESTALL. The Boydells would use Westall to illustrate their two greatest printing efforts, the two greatest masters of the English language, John Milton and William Shakespeare. Though Westall’s illustrations would be used again in a number of later editions and printings, this is by far the largest, finest and most impressive of any of the presentations. The Boydell text is equally fitting to these magnificent plates, impressively laid out and making use of the fonts of William Martin. In the years that would follow, Westall would become quite famous, for these illustrations to Milton and for his portrait of Princess Victoria. He would serve as Princess Victoria’s drawing master until the time of his death in 1836. The very fine bindings are quite fitting and elegant. The volumes are beautifully fitting to the presentation inscribed in this copy and were a gift from Lord Lansdowne, William Petty, the first Marquis of Landsdowne and Prime Minister from 1782-1783, to his close friend M. Chauvet, the French diplomat who resided for many years at Kensington. The inscription is dated 1802 and correlates with Chauvet’s being recalled to France due to the growing hostilities between France and England after the Treaty of Amiens. In PARADISE LOST, PARADISE REGAINED and SAMSON AGONISTES Milton revived the heroic verse of Homer and Virgil to frame the tale of Satan and Paradise that has become the best-known epic poem written in English. He had difficulty in finding a publisher because of the plague of 1665, which killed many pressmen, and the Great Fire of the following year, which destroyed many printing houses—and those publishers who were still operating were wary of the project because of Milton's anti-Restoration sympathies. Simmons, to whom he finally came, drove a hard bargain, and according to the agreement reached and the number of copies sold, Milton was paid a total of £15. Milton’s work survives and is revered to this day as amongst the most significant poetry and prose ever penned and additionally important, at a defining moment in the development of the English language. A truly towering figure, Milton remains one of the most celebrated and analyzed poets in English literature. Dryden described ‘Paradise Lost’ as ‘one of the greatest, most noble and sublime poems which either this age or nation has produced,’ while Blake, keying in on the poem’s heretical implications, described Milton as ‘a true Poet, and of the Devil’s party without knowing it.’ This thorough collection includes not only ‘Paradise Lost’ and the other major works, including ‘Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes, and Comus’, but the sonnets, psalms, translations, and his work in Latin. As well, there is a fine Memoir of Milton and history of his literary work. PARADISE LOST has remained one of the greatest clas [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Rock of Tritchinopoly, taken on the River Cauvery

      published by Thomas Daniell, London 1797 - One the great images from the greatest illustrated work on India. This spectacular view at Tiruchirapelli shows the fort and the great rock on which it is built. The rock "rises abruptly from the bank of the Kaveri river. This natural feature represents the most important position of power in the central Tamil country, commanding the upper delta of this densly populated part of Tamil Nadu. Occupied successively by the Panyas, Cholas and Vijayanagara governors, Tiruchirapelli was occupied by the Nawab of Arcot, under the watchful eye of the British, at the time of the Daniells' visit". ( Martinelli/Michell p.151). The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is considered to be the finest illustrated works on India. Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture, and antiquities that graced the countryside. They then devoted a further thirteen years to publishing their remarkably accurate aquatints. In Britain, the impact was explosive. A cult of Indian architecture, landscaping and interior decoration arose, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as its centerpiece. The Daniells gave the English public their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement still lies in their ability to blend the picturesque with the real, resulting in images that capture the European taste for the sublime landscape, while still remaining faithful to their subjects. The Daniells brought the romance of the English landscape to the antiquities of India and provided England with an accurate vision of this wondrous country. Consisting of one hundred and forty-four views, published in six parts, the work was issued in seven stages: three sets of twenty-four plates titled Oriental Scenery with title dates of 1795, 1797, and 1801; twelve plates titled Antiquities of India dated 1799; twenty-four plates titled Hindoo Excavations dated 1803; twenty-four plates titled Views in Hindoostan dated 1807; and twelve further plates of Antiquities of India published without a title page in 1808. All plates were engraved by the Daniells and all are taken from their drawings save the twenty-four plates of Hindoo Excavations , which are after drawings by James Wales. Abbey Travel II 420, no.45; cf. Lowndes I, p.588; Martinelli/Michell India Yesterday and today '96 Tiruchirapelli, rock fort'; cf. RIBA 799-804; cf. Sutton The Daniells (1954) p.156; cf. Tooley 172. Aquatint by Thomas & William Daniell, after a drawing by Thomas Daniell, coloured by hand, on 'Whatman' wove paper. Image size: 16 1/2 x 23 1/4 inches.

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        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 - 5 volumes together: 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. "La Pérouse's Voyage is 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.

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        Tableau de l'Espagne moderne.

      - A Paris, chez l'auteur, chez Du Pont, chez Devaux, chez Regnault, An Ve - 1797. Ensemble de 3 tomes en 3 vol. in-8 de vij-383, 390 et 362 pp. + Errata ; veau raciné, dos lisse richement orné, pièces de titres de maroquin rouge et vert, dentelle et filet dorés encadrant les plats (reliure de l'époque). Seconde édition, corrigée et considérablement augmentée, à la suite de deux voyages faits récemment par l'auteur en Espagne. L'illustration se compose : tome I, d'une Carte générale d'Espagne dépliante, d'un Plan de Madrid dépliant, de 4 planches gravées dont 2 dépliantes : Vue de l'Escurial, Vue de l'Aqueduc de Segovie, Statue de Charles-Quint, Statue de Philippe IV ; tome II, de 12 figures de tauromachie sur deux grandes planches dépliantes ; tome III, d'un plan dépliant de la Baye de Cadiz, et de 3 planches dépliantes : Cathédrale de Séville avec la Giralda, Vue de Gibraltar, Plan de l'Attaque des Batteries flottantes devant Gibraltar, le 13 Septembre 1782. Bel exemplaire en très bon état. Vignette Ex-Libris collant la première garde. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Heliodori Aethiopicorum Libri Decem [bound with] The Aethiopian History of Heliodorus (1686 or 87)

      Argentorati: Ex Typographia Societatis Bipontinae. Anno VI. [i.e. 1797 or 1798]. Two volumes. Volume one: xxxiv, [2], 267, [1] pp. Volume 2: 416 pp. 23 cm. In Greek & Latin. Both volumes interleaved with printed sheets from an early English translation, "The Aethiopian History," this being: [The Aethiopian History of Heliodorus. In Ten Books. The First Five Translated by a Person of Quality, the Last Five by N. Tate]. Text pages only, complete: Books 1-5: 227, [1] pages; books 6-10: 160 pages. 18 cm. (Octavo). Lacks the title page [London: Edward Poole, 1686 or 1687]. Contemporary half dark green morocco and marbled paper boards, marbled endpapers. The front boards of both volumes are detached, with rubbing to the boards, else very good. The text pages are clean and tight, with moderate age-toning. The text pages from the English edition are very good, with moderate age-toning and a few scattered small tears. From the series, Scriptores erotici Graeci [Greek erotic writers]. .

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        The Antiquities of England and Wales - [7 vols. plus Supplement; with] The Antiquities of Scotland [2 vols., with] Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army, from the Conquest to the Present Time [2 vols.]

      London: Hooper & Wigstead No. 212 High Holborn; Stockdale, Picadilly, [n.d, ca. 1797]; 1797; 1812. New Edition. 12 vols., 4to. Engraved vignette title-pages, frontispieces, half-page county maps, and engraved plates (many folding). Contemporary full burgundy straight-grained morocco, boards with ornate tooled borders, spines gilt, a.e.g. Underley Hall bookplate in each, volume, bookplate and calling card of Ambassador Claire Boothe Luce loosely inserted in first volume of Scotland. Occasional light foxing and or offsetting from plates, faint touches of rubbing at extremities, a fine set in this unusually beautiful contemporary binding. Bookplate of Bective, Underley Hall . "Hope of profit, therefore, may not have prompted the publication of Grose's The Antiquities of England and Wales. This work published engravings, much smaller than, but similar in character to, the Bucks' Views (1726-42), generally panoramas of medieval structures intended to convey the maximum information, rather than interesting compositions or illustrations of details. Grose's novelty was to publish text with the views. His purpose, stated in the introduction, was popular, 'for the use of such as are desirous of having, without much trouble, a general knowledge of the subjects treated in this publication', and a similar motive guided his contributions to the periodical Antiquarian Repertory (1775-86). The first part of the Antiquities appeared in February or March 1772, with each view and its descriptive text on a separate page. Periodically a title-page and introduction were issued to signal completion of a volume... Grose gave up the large house in Wandsworth for lodgings at Clement's Inn, just west of the City of London (first taken in 1771), and then nearby with his publisher Samuel Hooper, now being a regular and genial participant in the Society of Antiquaries, to which he had been elected in 1757. The sympathetic sketch by Nathaniel Dance engraved in 1787 shows the stocky, corpulent figure which Grose himself caricatured. From 1783 he published in a torrent to make a living. The Supplement to the Antiquities was resumed, with a greater proportion of views from other artists, particularly S. H. Grimm, and was completed with 309 plates in 1787. This and the main series were reissued in a cheaper edition in 1783-7... Grose must have exhausted for publication the stock of sketches and notes which he had accumulated over forty years. He returned to viewing monuments of antiquity, even though (as he said in a volume of satirical essays, The Grumbler, 1791) he was too fat to ride a horse and too poor to keep a carriage. The Antiquities of Scotland was compiled with tours in 1788, 1789, and 1790 and publication was completed in April 1791. On his second tour, in summer 1789, he met Robert Burns and the two became firm friends. He became the subject of some witty verses by Burns, who was inspired by Grose to write 'Tam o' Shanter' to accompany a drawing of Alloway kirk printed in The Antiquities of Scotland. Work began on The Antiquities of Ireland in 1790, but on his next visit, on 12 May 1791, he died suddenly of an apoplectic fit at Horace Hone's house in Dame Street, Dublin, and was buried on 18 May 1791 at Drumcondra church, co. Meath. His nephew Daniel and Dr Edward Ledwich completed the project in 1796. His library and drawings were dispersed at auction." Oxford DNB

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        An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to The Emperor of China. SIGNED by Sir George Staunton, Bart

      London: Printed by W. Bulmer & Co. for G. Nicol, 1797 - All 3 volumes are first edition, first printing, complete with all pages and plates in fine condition. SIGNED on the front blank by "Sir George Staunton, Bart", on 30 April 1804, "Presented to Royal Institution". 2 text volumes, published and printed in 1797, 32.7*26.1*9.8cm, wt: 5.9kg,[ii]+xxxiv+518+2+xx+626=1202p. The atlas volume, issued on April 12, 1796 by G. Nicol (first and only edition), is complete with 44 plates, 57*42.2*2.7cm, wt:3.4kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        An Historical Account of the Embassy to the Emperor of China (...). Including the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants; and preceded by An Account of the Causes of the Embassy and Voyage to China. Abridged principally from the Papers of Earl Macartney.

      London, J.Stockdale, 1797. xvl,475,(5)pp, with engraved title plate, extra engraved title with engraved vignette, printed title leaf, 2 folding maps, and 28 engraved plates, 8vo, contemporary calf backed marbled boards. Top of spine small lacking piece. Very good copy. KEYWORDS:china

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        Memoria sobre los medios de animar la crianza de Ganado

      1797 - Increasing the Cattle industry in Cuba; extremely rare 18th century printing of La Habana. 1797. Havana. Someruelos. In 4to (230 mm x 175 mm). 3 ff. + 27 pp. + 4 ff. Unbound. Browned throughout and almost uniformly. First edition(?). Extremely rare Cuban imprint on ways to foment the raising of cattle in Cuba; we have been to trace no copies of it, neither at auction nor institutionally. Morejon was author of at least two other texts –or was significantly involved in their writing- “Memoria sobre los medios que podrian adoptarse para fomenter las haciendas en orden al ganado vacuno y mular” (Cf. Sabin, 50589) and “Discurso sobre las buenas propiedades de la tierra bermeja para cultura de la Caña de Azucar”. Morejon was clearly qualified to discuss the subject at large as evidence by his bibliography on the subject and by field knowledge as expressed on pp. 20 “Para un burro padre, se necesitan veinte o veinte y cinco Yeguas, por que en los seis meses del verde van sucesivamente pariendo”, and by historical references, as the true origin to donkeys in the Island, which he argues might have been Santo Domingo or Mexico. License given by Juan Ignacio Rendon Gobernor of Cuba. Not in Sabin. Not in Worldcat. Not in Palau. No copies found in institutions in Spain. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        OBRAS de D., primer pintor de Cámara del Rey, publicadas por D. Joseph Nicolás de Azara.

      Imp. Real, Madrid 1797 - 4º, 6h (las 2 últ. al final del libro por error enc.), retrato (pintado por el propio Mengs y grab. por su yerno Carmona, hum. esq. inf.), LIIp, 402p. Rastro hum. en esq. inf. de 1ªs y últ. hojas. Hol. puntas roz, tejuelo y dorados en lomo. - Segunda edición. El autor gozó de un buen prestigio y sus obras eran consultadas por todos los artistas de la época. Azara escribió su biografía, recogió sus escritos y los hizo imprimir en castellano, italiano y francés. Todas las eds. son bellas. 1797

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        Enquirer.

      GG and J Robinson, London 1797 - Reflections on Education, Manners, and Literature. In a Series of Essays. Professionally rebound in full brown speckled leather. Spine has been relaid, keeping most of the old, gilt tooling and title. Internally, new marbled endpapers, paper watermarked 1795, title page has professionally repaired head at margin to remove name?, lacks half title, (iii-xii), 481 pp, [2] errata, couple of small pencil notes to margins. An important book. (Lowndes 905. ESTC T94276) Godwin, philosopher and novelist, who at the beginning of 1796, began work on a collection of essays published in 1797 as The Enquirer. See ODNB for a full Bio. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Considérations sur la France.

      Londres [Bâle], 1797, - in-8, 191 pp. (les VIII premières en romain), demi-basane blonde mouchetée, dos lisse orné, tranches citron (reliure de l'époque). Bon exemplaire.Cette édition, qui porte la fausse adresse de Londres, a en fait été imprimée à Bâle pendant l'été 1797 par le célèbre Fauche-Borel, qui mettait ses presses au service de la cause contre-révolutionnaire. Même si Maistre, dans une lettre au comte d'Avaray, la considère comme une contrefaçon française (6 septembre 1797), elle n'en demeure pas moins la véritable deuxième édition de ce texte capital pour la compréhension de la Contre-Révolution tout au long du XIXe siècle (et parfois, bien au-delà). L'originale, sortie en mai 1797, porte l'adresse de Londres, mais n'a pas la même collation, et se présente sous deux états légèrement différents, qu'il est loisible de considérer comme deux éditions différentes (Monglond), ou deux tirages de la même édition, ce qui paraît plus vraisemblable. Dès septembre 1797, Maistre autorisera une "seconde édition, revue par l'auteur". Il n'est guère utile de revenir sur l'importance idéologique du texte, formellement condamné par le Directoire, approuvé aussi formellement par Louis XVIII, et dont la diffusion était souhaitée par l'auteur pour contrebalancer l'influence des idées révolutionnaires. Le titre primitif de l'ouvrage était : "Considérations religieuses sur la France", et Maistre a retiré l'adjectif pour ne pas heurter la sensibilité des hommes formés par les Lumières ; mais c'est à ce niveau, celui du regard divin sur les évenements et les Etats, que Maistre se place pour comprendre comment Dieu a pu autoriser le déchaînement de destructions et de violences des années révolutionnaires. Il inaugure ainsi sa vision providentialiste, qui ne remonte pas aux Soirées de Saint-Pétersbourg, loin de là. Monglond IV, 12. Se trouvent reliés à la suite 2 autres textes contre-révolutionnaires : I. [AUGET DE MONTYON (Antoine-Jean-Baptiste)]. Rapport fait à Sa Majesté Louis XVIII. Londres, 1796, XII-304 pp. Seconde édition, parue la même année que l'originale (qui porte l'adresse de Constance). Il s'agit d'une réponse autorisée au Tableau de l'Europe, publié à l'adresse de Londres en 1795, et attribué à l'abbé de Calonne, frère de l'ancien ministre, et tenant la plume pour son frère. Martin & Walter, 25097. II. Conversations recueillies à Londres, pour servir à l'histoire d'une grande reine ; par Mr ***. Paris, Hénée et Dumas, Lerouge, 1807, [2]-262 pp. Rare. Demeuré anonyme, l'ouvrage propose la réhabilitation de la mémoire de Marie-Antoinette, en 12 conversations imaginaires tenues entre "Charles" et "Mlle Rose". C'est un intéressant témoignage sur le travail de "contre-mémoire" opéré en France même par les milieux royalistes, alors même que le ministère de la police demeurait hostile à de telles entreprises, toujours accusées de réveiller les haines du passé. Lerouge s'était fait une spécialité de ces textes. Monglond VII, 504. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FABLES OF JOHN DRYDEN [Bound with] LEONORA Translated from the German of Gottfried Augustus Bürger by W. R. Spencer

      London By T. Bensley for J. Edwards and E. Harding 1797, 1796 - First edition thus of each title and a very early edition of LEONORA (Lenore), with fine provenance being from Condover Hall, the grandest manor house in Shropshire, and with at least two generations of lineage at Condover. First, with the manuscript ownership notation of Owen Smyth Owen, whose family owned the hall beginning with its construction circa 1598 and later with the fine engraved bookplate of Reginald Chomondeley, who owned Condover Hall when he was host to American writer Mark Twain in 1873. Both works ornamented with very fine engravings from the pencil of the Right Hon. Lady Diana Beauclerc, being nine plates engraved by Vandenburg, Bartolozzi, Chessman and others and with 15 engraved head and tail vignettes engraved by Bartolozzi and others within the FABLES, and 5 plates engraved by Bartolozzi and others and 4 very fine engraved vignette head pieces within LEONORA. The text of Lenore/Leonora given in both German and English, English on one page, German on the facing page. Folio, in a superb contemporary full Regency binding of red crushed morocco, both boards with a wide and elaborate gilt tooled frame in a chain-like pattern with inner frame of a rolled thistle device, the board edges gilt rolled and the turn-ins gilt tooled in Greek key. The spine elegantly decorated with six wide compartments between gilt stippled raised bands, each compartment beautifully gilt tooled around a large central gilt device, three compartments with large morocco gilt lettered and tooled labels in contrasting blue and green, one smaller gilt lettered label at the foot, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. xviii, 241; [v], 35 pp. The finest copy we have ever seen. A beautiful copy, the superb Regency binding fully original, unrestored and unsophisticated, the paper very fresh and clean, extremely minor and occasional scattered foxing only, much less then is typically seen on this title, in all very handsome and fine with excellent provenance. A BEAUTIFUL EDITION OF THESE GREAT WORKS, ILLUSTRATED WITH FINE ENGRAVINGS BY LADY DIANA BEAUCLERC AND IN AN EXCEPTIONALLY HANDSOME BINDING WITH THE PROVENANCE OF THE GRANDEST MANOR HOUSE IN SHROPSHIRE. The "Fables" are Dryden's rather free but very popular translations of portions of Chaucer, Boccaccio, the first book of the ILIAD, and parts of Ovid's METAMORPHOSES, as well as some original poems. The Preface, reprinted in this edition from the original can be considered some of Dryden’s most lively and unconstrained prose work. "I have endeavored to chose such fables, both ancient and modern, as contain in each of them some instructive moral, which I could prove by induction." Bürger’s Poem LENORE is generally characterized as a Gothic ballad, and although the character that returns from its grave in the poem is not considered to be a vampire, the poem has been very influential on two centuries of vampire literature. William Taylor, who published the first English translation of the ballad in 1790 for Monthly Magazine, would later claim that "no German poem has been so repeatedly translated into English as Ellenore". Percy Bysshe Shelley treasured a copy of the poem which he had handwritten himself. Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Christabel was influenced by Bürger's Lenore. Influences of Bürger's poem on Keats and Wordsworth have also been noted and Lenore is also particularly famous for being cited by Bram Stoker in the early chapters of his novel Dracula. ‘A Royal manor in Anglo Saxon times, until the 16th century Condover Manor was in and out of Crown Tenure until, in 1586, Elizabeth I made a grant of the current Manor to Thomas Owen, a Member of Parliament and Recorder of Shrewsbury. Built out of pink sandstone, quarried at nearby Berriewood, Condover Hall has the typical Elizabethan two storey high ground floor rooms lit by tall windows with their regular mullions and double transoms. There are fine chimneys, gables and a good example of a strapwork frieze. The grounds are laid out in formal 17th cent [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The State of the Poor: or a history of the labouring classes in England, from the Conquest to the present period; in which are particularly considered, their domestic economy, with respect to diet, dress, fuel, and habitation; and the various plans which, from time to time, have been proposed and adopted for the relief of the poor: together with parochial reports relative to the administration of work-houses, and houses of industry; the state of the Friendly Societies, and other public institutions; in several agricultural, commercial and manufacturing, districts. With a large appendix; containing a comparative and chronological table of the prices of labour, of provisions, and of other commodities; an account of the poor in Scotland; and m

      London: by J. Davis, for B. & J. White, G. & G. Robinson, T. Payne [& 4 others in London], 1797 - 3 volumes, quarto (268 × 213 mm). Early 19th-century tan calf, covers with single-line gilt rules, spines gilt in compartments, contrasting labels, date in gilt at foot, buff endpapers, sprinkled edges. A little rubbed, an excellent copy in a handsome near-contemporary binding. Bound without half-titles, but with all the extra leaves (3L3, v.2; 5B*–5B†4, v.3), including the binder's instruction leaf. Book labels. First edition of this classic of social and economic analysis, the fruits of Eden's pioneering and privately-financed inquiry begun during the period of acute grain scarcity in 1794–5, which gives unrivalled statistical and anecdotal data on contemporary living standards. Eden was an adherent to Adam Smith's system of natural liberty in economic affairs; "this led Karl Marx to claim that Eden was the only eighteenth-century disciple of Smith to produce a work of any significance" (ODNB). Einaudi 1714; Goldsmiths' 17107; Kress B.3384; McCulloch, pp. 285f; PMM 249. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Calculo das pensões vitalicias. Traduzido em Portuguez, e dedicado a sua Alteza Real o Serenissimo Principe do Brazil, nosso senhor, por José Maria Dantas Pereira.

      Lisboa (Regia Officina Typografica) 1797 - viii, 33, (1), 44, 22, (2)pp., 27 folding tables. Lrg. 4to. Contemporary Portuguese crimson morocco, richly gilt with the arms of the Prince of Brazil on both covers, within floral borders. Raised bands. All edges gauffered and gilt. This copy lavishly bound with the arms of the dedicatee, the Prince of Brazil. João VI (1769-1826), who reigned as King of Portugal from 1816 to 1826, received the title of Prince of Brazil in 1788. With the French invasion of Portugal in 1807, he and his family fled to Brazil, and João lived there in exile even after his accession, returning to Lisbon only in 1822. His son Dom Pedro, who remained in São Paulo, declared independence for Brazil in the same year, assuming the title of Emperor of Brazil as Pedro I. A handsome binding, well-preserved. Early ownership inscription of General Don Antonio de Mello, with subsequent presentation, seemingly in his hand, to Costa Goodolphim, "socio da Academia real das Sciencias, prefoessor de mathematica, etc." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De la Révolution françoise. 2 volumes.

      A Paris, chez Maret 1797 - A Paris, chez Maret - An V - 1797. Reliure plein veau moucheté de l'époque. Dos orné et doré avec pièces de titre maroquin rouge et de tomaison vertes. Filet à froid encadrant les plats. Tranches marbrées en couleurs. Coins émoussés. Rares rousseurs. Bon état. Format in-8°(20x13). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PORTRAITS OF DISTINGUISHED AMERICANS ENGRAVED BY JULIEN FEVRET DE SAINT- MÉMIN 1770 - 1852 [box title].

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

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        FABRICHE E I DISEGNI DI ANDREA PALLADIO RACCOLTI ED ILLUSTRATI DA OTTAVIO BERTOTTI SCAMOZZI Opera Divisa In Quattro Tomi Con Tavole In Rame Rappresentanti Le Piante, I Prospetti, E Gli Spaccati; (with), LE TERME DEI ROMANI DISEGNATE DA ANDREA PALLADIO E REPUBBLICATE CON LA GIUNTA DI ALCUNE OSSERVAZIONI DA OTTAVIO BERTOTTI SCAMOZZI Giusta L’Esemplare Del Lord Conte Di Burlingthon Impresso in Londra L’Anno 1732.

      In Vicenza Per Giovanni Rossi 1796 and 1797 - 5 volumes bound in four. First Edition by Rossi and a RARE complete copy of the Rossi printing of the architectural works of Palladio. Profusely illustrated throughout with 236 fine engravings. Book I with engraved portrait of Palladio as the frontispiece and 52 other finely engraved plates, many of which are folding. Book II with 51 beautifully engraved plates, many of which are folding. Book III with 52 engraved plates of which a number are folding. Book IV with 54 engraved plates. The RARE Volume V with an additional engraved portrait of Palladio at the front and 25 additional engraved plates of which most are folding. Quarto, handsomely bound at the time in three-quarter antique Italian calf over marbled boards, the spines with gilt bands and contrasting sepia and dark green morocco labels, lettered and numbered and decorated in gilt. viii, 128, 52 engraved plates; iv, 76, 51 engraved plates; iv, 60, 52 engraved plates; iv, 80, 54 engraved plates; portrait + 59, 25 engraved plates pp. An unusually fine survival, complete with the RARE 5th volume and beautifully preserved. The spines and bindings in very pleasing order, the text blocks and illustrations crisp, clean and unpressed. A fresh and handsome copy gently aged. AN UNUSUALLY FINE AND HANDSOME COPY OF THIS RARE BOOK. THE FIFTH VOLUME IS RARELY ENCOUNTERED AND SETS OF THE FOUR ARE OFTEN LACKING A VOLUME OR A NUMBER OF PLATES. THIS IS AN ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE COPY, COMPLETE IN ALL RESPECTS. Rossi’s printing of 1796-1797 is a fine and beautiful quarto edition of the master’s four books on architecture with additions provided in the fifth volume. Palladio's designs and work to this day remain the central pillar of classical architecture and all architecture which followed. Such early antique editions are truly scarce and here retains its original sophistication. ‘Palladio’s lasting influence on architectural style in many parts of the world was exercised less through his actual buildings than through this, his textbook. The book is divided into four sections: orders and elementary problems, domestic building, public building and own planning and temples. Palladio’s style was directly inspired by Roman classical models through the writings of Vitruvius and Alberti. Its characteristics are those of classicism: symmetry, order, fixed mathematical relations of the parts to each other and to the whole, logic and monumentality. Palladio followed the rules of classical Roman architecture more closely than any other architect.In spite of the vogue for the baroque and the fact that Palladio left no immediate successors, his book exerted a powerful influence on contemporary architecture and classical ideals until the end of the eighteenth century. As a practicing architect Palladio worked mainly in Vicenza, Venice and the Venetian countryside, especially along the Brenta River. His Villa Capra (known as La Rotonda) near Vicenza became virtually a prototype of the Palladian style, and it was widely and faithfully copied. At the end of his life he left plans for the tour de force of trompe l’oeil, the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, which was finished by his pupil Vincenzo Scamozzi.’ PMM 92 In 1732-1733, Ware’s English edition was produced with the assistance of Lord Burlington and it surpassed all earlier English editions in its faithfulness to the original. A very skilled draughtsman and engraver, Ware exactly traced and engraved the plates for his edition from Palladio’s original drawings in Burlington’s collection. The additional fifth volume, here provided emanates from these drawings in Lord Burlington’s collection. As for the Englishman Ware (d. 1766)--he is reported "to have been originally a chimney-sweeper's boy whom an unknown patron found drawing with chalk at Whitehall. He was sketching the elevation of the banquet house upon the basement walls of the building itself, and is said to have made similar sketches of the portico at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields" (DNB). He developed i [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LE TERME DEI ROMANI DISEGNATE DA ANDREA PALLADIO e ripubblicate con la giunta di alcune osservazioni da OTTAVIO BERTOTTI SCAMOZZI, giusta è l'esemplare del LORD CONTE DI BURLINGTHON impresso in Londra l'anno 1732., Vicenza, Rossi Giovanni con permissione, 1797

      - cm. 18 x 23, buona legatura successiva in piena pergamena di ottima qualit? d'epoca anonima, interno e tavole in buone condizioni salvo lievi macchioline, pp.55 di testo esplicativo piu' le straordinare XXV tavole più volte ripiegate (incisore MUGNON) che magnificano i disegni del PALLADIO. All'antiporta ritratto di Ricardo Conte di Burlington. Ecco il dettaglio delle tavole : Tav. I- II Terme di Agrippa. Tav. III-IV Terme di Nerone. Tav. V- VI Terme di Vespasiano Tav. VII-VIII Terme di Tito. Tav. IX-X Terme di Antonino. Tav. XI- XII- Terme di Diocleziano. Tav. XIII- Spaccato Terme di Diocleziano. Tav. XIV- XV Terme di Cistantino. Tav. XVI Pezzo pianta Terme di Vespasiano. Tav. XVII-XVII-XVIII Altre piante di varieTerme Tav. XIX- XX- XXI- XXII-. XXIII- XXIV - XXV con splendidi disegni di capitelli. L'opera, assai rara, viene offerta a

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        Instructions and Regulations for the Formations and Movements of the Cavalry.

      Printed for the War-Office by T. Egerton 1797 - with 16 folding engraved plates, title slightly soiled, minor dust-staining, pp. [iv], ix-xv, [1], 342, 8vo, uncut (dust soiling to deckled edges) in the original boards, a bit worn and soiled, upper hinge cracked (cords holding), spine defective at head and tail, sound ‘In 1781, already one of the most knowledgeable and professional soldiers and tacticians of the age, Fawcett was appointed adjutant-general on the British establishment, and, on being promoted lieutenant-general on 20 November 1782, entered upon the most important phase of his career. During the 1780s and 1790s he frequently encouraged studious officers, even sending out several times, as adjutant-general, army-wide circulars successfully soliciting subscriptions to new professional publications. He was responsible for stabilizing in 1786-7 the army’s badly disrupted (by the late war) system of training and drill, then, during the years 1788-92 and beyond, acted as one of the principal figures . in the preparation, testing, and issue of the regulations laid down for the heavy infantry. He achieved the same for the cavalry during 1787 and between 1794 and 1796 . All of these regulations were outstanding works and were crucial in preparing the army for the great struggle against revolutionary and Napoleonic France’ (ODNB). There are here two notices from the Adjutant General’s Office, i.e. Fawcett, the first dated 17th June 1796, stipulating that these Intructions are to be observed and practiced, the other, dated April 1797, communicating the Duke of York’s pleasure that every Officer of Cavalry shall be provided with a copy. Not surprisingly, few surviving copies are recorded. (ESTC N60556, BL, National Trust, Duke, and the Society of the Cincinnati)

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM BENJAMIN RUSH TO ELISHA BOUDINOT, CONDOLING HIM ON THE LOSS OF HIS WIFE].

      Philadelphia. Sept. 8, 1797. - [2]pp., plus integral address leaf. Folio. Old fold lines. Reinforced with tissue at some folds. Tear to blank leaf from wax seal. Lightly soiled. Very good. In a half morocco clamshell case, spine gilt. A warm letter written by Dr. Benjamin Rush, Philadelphia physician and Signer of the Declaration of Independence, to fellow patriot Elisha Boudinot, expressing his condolences upon the loss of Boudinot's wife. Boudinot (1749-1819) was an early supporter of the Revolution, and was active in New Jersey political and social circles, interacting with many of the important men of the era. He had eleven children with his first wife, Catherine Smith, to whom this letter refers. His wife died in the terrible yellow fever epidemic of 1797. Boudinot remarried the year following her death. Benjamin Rush was a delegate to the Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence; he later served as surgeon general for the Middle Department of the Continental Army, though he resigned in outrage over the disorganization and corruption in army hospitals. Rush established several medical facilities in Philadelphia, including the College of Physicians in 1787. "Writing prolifically over nearly half a century, Rush was the first American physician to become widely known at home and abroad. More than any other physician, Rush established the reputation of Philadelphia as a center for medical training.His drive to understand mental illness and render the treatment of mental patients more humane earned Rush the title 'father of American psychiatry'" - ANB. Rush's letter conveys his sympathies as well as Christian hope for life beyond the grave. It reads, in part: "My dear sir, Permit me to join in the general sympathy your late bereavement has excited in the breasts of all your friends. Yes, my dear friend, we live among the dead, and in a valley of human bones. Every newspaper we pick up is an obituary of departed friends, or fellow citizens. At the present awful moment, the passing hearse, the shut up houses, and the silent streets of our city, all proclaim that we are made of the dust, & that we are doomed to return to it. But let us not complain as those who have no hope. The grave shall ere long be robbed of its prey. Even Hell itself shall give up its prisoners. The conquests, & grace of Jesus Christ extend to the utmost limits of fire & misery, & ALL, ALL shall in due time be made to partake of the benefits of his infinite atonement. P.S. The fever encreases, but it is confined chiefly to one part of the city. I have hitherto been preserved, except from a light attack of it, which confined me but one day." In fact, Rush had bravely stayed in Philadelphia to treat those sick with the fever, and was lucky to survive. Later his political opponent William Cobbett accused Rush of using his treatments to kill off Federalists. Rush successfully sued Cobbett for libel, driving him out of the United States.

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        La Nueva Farmacopea del Real Colegio de Londres, y su Análisi, o sea la explicacion de la Naturaleza, Principios, Virtudes, Usos y Dosis de sus preparaciones y composiciones. Traducidas del Inglés con notas relativas á la Farmácia, é Historia Natural y Médica de España por el Dr. Don Casimiro Gomez de Ortega.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta de la Viuda de Don Joaquin Ibarra, 1797. - 2 parties en 1 volume in-4. 2ff. 145pp. + 165pp. 1f. Plein veau moucheté, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale de la traduction espagnole, dont la seconde partie (et la plus importante) est constituée des additions originales du traducteur. Gomez de Ortega fut notamment le premier professeur du Jardin Botanique Royal de Madrid et l'un des scientifiques espagnols les plus remarquables de son temps. Il compta notamment parmi les botanistes les plus actifs en Europe, et fut notamment l'un des premiers à répandre en Espagne les découvertes de la chimie pneumatique moderne. Très bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il Contratto Sociale ovvero i Principj del Diritto Politico. Traduzione dal Francese del Cittadino C. M.

      dalla Stamperia Francese, e Italiana,, Genova, 1797 - In-8° (212x130mm), pp. 231, brossura decorata coeva con dorso rinforzato in carta antica con titolo calligrafato al dorso. Lievi bruniture. Bella copia in barbe. Seconda o terza edizione italiana (la prima è del 1796 e fu pubblicata a Parigi da Giovanni Menini; nello stesso 1797 apparve un'edizione veneziana impressa dal Rota), nella traduzione di Celestino Masucco, di una delle opere più rilevanti della storia della filosofia politica. OCLC, 39830977. S. Rota Gribaudi, La fortuna di Rousseau in Italia (1750-1815), Torino, 1961, p. 325. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Recherches Sur Les Principaux Problemes de l'Astronomie Nautique," in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Volume 87, 1797, Parts I and II, pp. 43-123

      - FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING of a work by Joseph de Mendoza y Rios that "completely changed the basis of nautical astronomy" (Dictionary of National Biography, 251). Mendoza was a Spanish astronomer and mathematician well known for his important contributions to navigation. Rios invented and here presents his method of obtaining latitude by observing two altitudes of the Sun and the interval of time between them. "Mr. Mendoza, to whose exertions nautical astronomy is much indebted, has given, in a valuable paper in the Philosophical Transactions for 1797, forty different formulas for computing directly the true distance. Of these, that which he selected as best adapted to practice, affords a very concise and plain method of computation, requiring only the addition of five versed sines. His ingenuity and perserverance in forming, computing, and publishing his tables, are deserving of the greatest praise" (The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, 1787, 71). The paper is accompanied by a four page extract of a letter from Henry Cavendish to Mr. Mendoza.ALSO INCLUDED: Herschel's "Observations of the changeable Brightness of the Satellites of Jupiter, and of the Variation in their apparent Magnitudes; with a Determination of the Time of their rotatory Motions on their Axes, To which is added, a Measure of the Diameter of the Second Satellite, and an Estimate of the comparative Size of all the Four" (pp. 332-352). ALSO INCLUDED: Pigott's "On the periodical Changes of Brightness of two fixed Stars," (pp. 133-142). CONDITION & DETAILS: Philosophical Transactions Volume for the year MDCCXCVII (1797) Ex-libris bearing only a miniscule "Athenaeum Library, Liverpool" stamp and at the foot (margin) of some of the plates. Quarto. (10.5 x 8.5 inches; 263 x 408mm). [12], 546, [10]. Includes 8 page index. 12 copperplate engravings. The construction of Davy's lamp is depicted in one of the plates. Full volume, complete. Handsomely rebound in aged calf. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled; gilt-tooled fleur de lis at the spine. Red and black, gilt-lettered spine labels. Tightly and solidly bound. New endpapers. Occassional light toning and foxing. By any measure, near fine condition.

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        [Op. 51 no. 1]. Rondo Pour le Clavecin ou Piano-Forte

      Vienne: Artaria et Comp. [PN] 711. [1797]. Oblong folio. Contemporary plain blue wrappers. 1f. (title), 1-6, [ii] (blank) pp. Engraved. With very faint price ("pf 30 Xr") amended in manuscript. Crown watermark. Wrappers quite worn and stained. Some internal wear and soiling. "N 1" added to title in ink. With previous owner's nme ("Antonia") to wrapper and "N1" to title in ink. . First Edition, later issue. Kinsky p. 118. Hoboken 2, 240. Rare.

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        History of British Birds. The Figures Engraved on Wood By T. Bewick. Vol. I Land Birds & Vol. II Water Birds

      Newcastle Upon Tyne: Hodgson, 1797. xxx + 335 + xx + 400 pages; Vol. I title page 1797, the Second Edition, with the Vol. II 1804 being the First Edition; both volumes illustrated with the woodcut artistry of Thomas Bewick; approx. 6" x 9 3/4" size; both volumes with the bookplate of Dr. Bertel Bruun (1937 - 2011) Danish-American naturalist, international conservationist and neurologist, author of several birding guides; endpapers and title pages also with the plain ownership stamp of Alfred Gilbert - East Dereham; volumes bound in marbled paper covered boards, leather spine and corners, gilt rules, five raised bands, spines with some simple decorative blindstamping, gilt titles, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers to match; some edge, tips wear and rubbing to bindings, leather flaking at spine edges; title gilding fading; contents with only the occasional foxing and spotting, next-to-last page of Vol. I with shallow edge-chip, no loss to text, probably from opening; text pages generally very clean and fairly fresh; in good condition and good examples of Bewick's work.. Second and First Editions. Leather. Very Good. Illus. by Thomas Bewick.

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        Poems

      Printed for the Author, London 1797 - This book is clean, tight, square and basically unmarked except for he expected correction on page 111 and the underline on page 8 (but not on 23 and 104). there is also avery small scribble upper corner title page. It has the pPoole engraving on the title page which is a bit toned. It has 117, very clear pages with some minimal foxing and lightly toned at the fore edge. It has green marbled end papers gilt edged around the paste downs. It is bound in gilt edged brown leather. The spine has five raised bands with gilt designs and titles in the panels. the edges of the spine are lighly rubbed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Melanges de litterature allemande, ou Choix de traductions de l'allemand, etc.

      Paris, J.J. Smits et Cie, L'an V de la Republique (1797).. Grand in-8, plein maroquin a grain long vert bronze de l'epoque, dos a 5 faux nerfs orne de filets dores et d'un fer estampe a froid repete entre-nerfs, decor d'encadrement a froid sur les plats, tranches dorees, grecques dorees sur les chasses, (4), xv, 419, (1) p. Premiere et unique edition. Cabanis ramena de son voyage en Allemagne, un interet qui ne se dementit pas pour la litteraire allemande des Lumieres dont il fut l'un des introducteurs en France, notamment aupres du cercle du salon de Madame Helvetius, a laquelle l'ouvrage est dedie sous forme d'une importante presentation. Le recueil contient six oeuvres de Meissner, le 'Stella' de Goethe retraduit pour l'occasion, 'Le cimetiere de campagne', elegie de Thomas Gray et une piece traduite du grec. (Baldensperger, 'Goethe en France', 510. 'France litteraire', II, 5). Des aureoles a quelques feuillets. Exemplaire imprime sur papier velin fort dans une belle reliure de maitre de l'epoque..

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        Ischia, Blick auf Lacco Ameno.

      . Bleistift, blaugrau laviert, auf gelblichem Velin. 19:22 cm. Verso: Heilige Familie. Bleistiftskizze. - Wahrscheinlich Studie nach einem Altmeister-Gemälde. Provenienz: Sammlung Fritz Hasselmann, München, Lugt 1012. Hier handelt es sich um eine Zeichnung nach C. Rottmanns (1797-1850) Fresko, ausgeführt 1832, aus dem Italien-Zyklus, den Rottmann im Auftrag König Ludwig I. für die Hofgarten-Arkaden in München ausführte.. Der Sohn des wohlhabenden Heidelberger Bankiers und Fabrikanten Chr.A. Fries und jüngere Bruder des Landschaftsmalers Ernst Fries (1801-1833) erhielt seinen ersten Unterricht bei J.K. Koopmann (1797-1894) in Karlsruhe, wo er Anatomie und Figurenzeichnen erlernte. Von 1835-1837 absolvierte er ein Studium an der Münchner Akademie, anschließend ging er nach Rom, wo er - 1840-1843 unterbrochen von einem Aufenthalt in Düsseldorf zur Ausbildung an der Kunstakademie - bis 1846 weilte. Dann kehrte er über Genf und Paris nach München zurück, wo er sich mit B. Genelli (1798-1868), C. Rahl (1812-1865) und D. Fohr (1801-1862) befreundete. Nachdem er sich politisch der 1848er Revolution angeschlossen hatte, mußte er 1852 München als "Demokrat" verlassen. Er ging nach Heidelberg und erneut nach Rom. 1854 kehrte er schließlich nach München zurück.

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        Remarks on the Arabian Night's Entertainments ; in which the Origin of Sindbad's Voyages, and other Oriental Fictions, is particularly considered

      London: T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1797. Octavo, uncut, single leaf errata; a few spots but very good in period style half red morocco. Influential study of the tales of Sindbad and their relation to the imaginary voyage. The poet and antiquary Hole (1746-1803) was a founding member of the Exeter Literary Society, to which he originally delivered this address on the question of historical antecedents to the Oriental tale. Although he begins sceptically, by the end he has talked himself around until he is seized by the belief that 'the narrative had a basis in truth' (DNB). The historian of the imaginary voyage Gove gives the work especial credit as one of the most 'valuable to the study of Sindbad as an imaginary voyage.'.

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        LOS DISTHICOS DE CATON CON ESCOLIOS DE ERASMO: traducidos y ampliados por don Leon de Arroyal.

      Imp. Gerónimo Ortega. Madrid, 1797 - . 15,5 cm. [16], 87 pág. (sign. a8, A-E8, F4). A continuación: LIBRITO HERMOSÍSIMO, INTITULADO CATON, DE LOS PRECEPTOS DE LA VIDA COMUN. 272 pág. [i. e. 262] (sign. A-Q8, R3). Ilustr. con 2 grabados calcográficos al comienzo de cada obra, en el segundo firmado Tomás López. Enc. en pasta española, tejuelo. Hay varios errores de disposición y numeración (entre las páginas 83 y 83 de la primera obra encontramos la dedicatoria y la portada del "Libro quinto, adicional á los disthicos de Caton" que abre el pliego A8, mientras que entre las páginas 86 y 87 se halla la continuación de dicha dedicatoria, con páginas traspuestas; en la segunda obra, de la página 240 pasa a la 251, pero texto completo). Variación en torno a los "Disticha Catonis", obra atribuida a Marco Porcio y Dionisio Catón y a otros autores. Tanto el CCPB (000065413-2) como la BNE mencionan la segunda obra dispuesta en primer lugar. educación moral, siglo XVIII, educación femenina, proverbios Educació, pedagogia Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage a l'île de Ceylan, fait dans les années 1797 à 1800. Paris, Dentu, An XI [= 1803]. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 3 etched folding maps (the largest measuring 56 x 37 cm), and 1 plan. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spines.

      Chadenat 5438, DNB XIV, pp. 382-383; not in Cox; Lach, Asia in the Making of Europe. The original French translation of the first description of Ceylon to appear after the inception of British rule. Percival describes "the effects of Portuguese and Dutch rule, citing instances of Dutch cruelty and treachery, and discussing the population, economy and main towns of Ceylon. Sydney Smith declared the work to 'abound with curious and important information'"(DNB). The work includes a description of 'bhang', a beverage of cannabis leaves and flowers. Fine set.

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        Voyage dans la Partie Meridionale de L'Afrique;

      . fait dans les annees 1797 et 1798. 2 vols. Paris: Dentu 1801. Med 1 planche, 1 tabel samt med stort udfoldeligt kobberstukket kort. XVI + 401 + (1); 326 + (2) s. Samt. hlvldr. med farvede skindtitelfelter. Gl. n.p.smt. Tilskrift pa friblad. With 1 plate, 1 table and 1 large folded copperengraved map. Contp. halfleather with coloured labels. Old name on half-title. Writing on flyleaf..

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        Seasons

      Beautiful Imperial Folio with Magnificent Engraved Plates and VignettesTHOMSON, James. BARTOLOZZI, F., [artist]. HAMILTON, W. T. , [illustrator]. The Seasons. Illustrated with Engravings by F. Bartolozzi and P. W. Tomkins...from Original Pictures painted for the Work by W. Hamilton, R.A. London: P.W. Tomkins, 1797.A magnificent edition, imperial folio (18 1/2 x 14 5/8 inches; 470 x 372 mm). [2], [5, list of subscribers], [1, contents], [2], [1]-236 pp. An engraved frontispiece and dedication leaf, five full-page engravings, ten head-and-tail pieces and five vignettes. Extra-illustrated with four later engraved full-page plates each with a vignette of a cherub, attributed to Tomkins, but from a later date.Beautifully bound by Riviere and Son in full dark red levant morocco. Boards ruled in gilt tooling. Spine elaborately stamped and lettered in gilt. Gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Previous owner\'s bookplate on front pastedown. Some restoration to the outer hinges. Overall a beautiful copy.HBS 65343.$3,500

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        Juridical Arguments and Collections. Two Volumes [complete]. Quarto

      The first collection of Hargrave's own speeches and opinions, "painstackingly accurate" in John Baker's words, "show[ing] (in Sir William Holdsworth's view) that he was as accomplished a modern lawyer aw he was learned in the history of the law". Early 1/4 calf over marbled boards, ?later endpapers, lightly rubbed and a bit of browning, else a very good clean and wide-margined set. Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row, London, 1797-99.

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