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        Matching Set of Jedidiah Morse's First Gazetteers - 2 Volumes

      Boston: S. Hall and Thomas & Andrews; Samuel Etheridge, 1797. First Edition. Leather. Very Good -. First Edition. Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nice set of the first editions of Morse's Gazetteers. Vol. 1, The American Gazetteer . . . Of the American Continent was printed in Boston by Hall, Thomas, and Andrews in 1797. Vol. 2, A New Gazetteer of the Eastern Continent . . . was printed in Boston by Etheridge in 1802. Both volumes are complete with all maps in their original leather covers. Vol. 1 has seven maps (six folding). Vol. 2 has 17 folding maps (the title page mistakenly calls for 18, but the instruction to the binder specifies only 17, all by title). Sound bindings; front hinge of Vol. 1 has been neatly mended. Clean pages. All 24 maps are complete but one; the "Map of the Northern Part of the United States" is missing a 1" x 2" rectangle at the bottom of the inside edge (likely removed during binding). Some of the maps have minor toning and wear to the edges. The margins of several have been trimmed close to the frame-lines. The covers have some wear; the original red and gilt spine labels are in good shape. Overall, very nice. Very hard-to-find as a matched set.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        Vollständige Theorie der Saug- und Hebepumpen, und Grundsätze zu ihrer vortheilhaftesten Anordnung, vorzüglich in Rücksicht auf Bergbau und Salinenwesen, nebst einer Beschreibung der in den englischen Bergwerken gebräuchlichen hohen Kunstsätze, und einigen Vorschlägen zur Verbesserung der deutschen Wasserkünste

      Six fine folding engraved plates. lvi, 207, [1] pp., one leaf with colophon. Large 4to, fine cont. sheep, flat spine prettily gilt, green morocco lettering piece on spine. Bayreuth: Heirs of J.A. Lübeck, 1797. First edition and scarce. Baader (1763-1835), a famous mining expert and Chief of the Bavarian Mining Council, resided in England and Scotland from 1786 to 1794, where he studied the most recent technological developments taking place there, both in mining and metallurgy. While in Edinburgh, he designed a new blasting machine for iron mines which had considerable success and became known as the Baadersches Geblaese. His greatest contribution to science was, however, his devotion, through propaganda and the power of his position, to the building of railways in Bavaria. The present work, written while Baader was director of mining and machinery in Bavaria, is concerned with various kinds of pumps used in mines, to flood brine pools, and to transport brine solutions. These same pumps were used for more than a century to irrigate the famous gardens at the palace of Nymphenburg in Münich. The finely engraved plates depict various parts of the pumps. Fine copy in a very pretty binding from the library of the dukes of Bavaria. With an A.L.s by Baader, dated 24th November 1797, presenting this copy to the then-current Duke. ❧ A.D.B., I, pp. 725-26. Poggendorff, I, 80-81. .

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        A Narrative of the Proceedings of the British Fleet... in the Late Action with the Spanish Fleet... February 1797, off Cape Vincent's

      London.: J. Johnson., 1797.. b/w folding plates. 4to. 27, (3) pp. plus 8 plates. First edition of an important eyewitness account of this famous battle, in which Horatio Nelson demonstrated remarkable skill and daring. Published as a letter from Lieutenant Colonel John Drinkwater, who had witnessed the battle from the frigate "Lively". In this important narrative Drinkwater is the first writer to call attention to the central role played by Nelson, who had been jealously ignored in the official dispatches. Appendices list killed and wounded, vessels of each nation, officers, etc. The plates are battle plans showing position of the fleets at various times throughout the battle. BMM Catalog V, 1799. Cowie, 633. Bound in half calf over marbled boards with spine label and raised bands. Very good condition.

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        Bandi piemontesi sui generi alimentari.

      - Volume rilegato (h cm. 29) in cartone rigido con tassello al piatto anteriore, contenente: 1) Disposizioni per la distribuzione a prezzo agevolato del riso per due giorni a settimana tramite due botteghe, nella piazza Carlina e nella piazza del Mercato del Bosco, assistita da due guardie civiche. Torino, dal Palazzo di Città, 24 luglio 1797, foglio stampato recto/verso, di cm. 19 x 28, a firma segretario Marchetti. 2) Fissata la tassa del pane : li grizzini biscotti e i micconi di puro fioretto, il pane bianco alla francese, le grizzie e micconi in farina naturale, il pane bruno. Torino, per gli eredi Avondo, 1797, foglio di cm. 19 x 28 con stemma reale xilografico, a firma Conte Frichignono e segretario Ardy. 3) Tassa da osservarsi : formaggi nostrali di fea vecchia, formaggi nostrali di fea dell?annata, formaggi di pecora di montagna iovani, fontine giovani della Valle di Lanzo, Grivere di Svizzera dette di Sbrinzo vecchie, Grivere di Savoja vecchie, Formaggi lodeggiani e piacentini. Torino, per gli eredi Avondo, 1797, foglio di cm. 19 x 28 con stemma reale xilografico, a firma Conte Frichignono e segretario Ardy. 4) Tassa da osservarsi nella vendita dei seguenti capi: riso, farina buratata di puro formento, farina di meliga. Torino, per gli eredi Avondo, 1797, foglio di cm. 19 x 28 con stemma reale xilografico, a firma Conte Frichignono e segretario Ardy.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già Naturalistica Snc]
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        Geometrical and Graphical Essays Containing, a General Description of the Mathematical Instruments Used in Geometry, Civil and Military Surveying, Levelling, and Perspective ; with Many New Practical Problems Illustrated By Thirty Four Copper Plates

      London: J. Dillon & Co, 1797. Boards. Very Good. [4], [i]-vi, [6], [1]-518 pages. Followed by title leaf for plate section, and then 34 double folding plates, a 14 pages catalog of Jone's instruments and finally 2 pages ads. Calf binding rebacked to style with original red label preserved. Plates are trimmed nearly to the plate mark with most borders showing but some captions trimmed off, and some have minor browning/spotting and recreasing. Generally bright and clean internally. Boards. The second edition, revised and enlarged by William Jones, Mathematical Instrument Maker. Illustrated wtih 34 double folding copper plate engravings. Sold by W. and S. Jones, Opticians, Holborn London. An interesting treatise focused mostly on surveying and the instruments and techniques used therein. Contains a page of 18th century titles consulted in the preparation of the work, which are in themselves interesting to review. Pantagraph, spirit levels, trigonometric problems, chains, levelling cross, optical square, theodolites, and many others are included in this practical treatise.

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        STOWE; A Description of the House and Gardens of the Most Noble & Puissant Prince, George Grenville Nugent Temple Marquis of Buckingham

      J Seeley, Buckingham 1797 - 63 + 1pp., illustrated with engraved title and 25 plates of views drawn and engraved by T Medland, 10 ground plans on 5 plates, 2 folding plans, occasional foxing or marks, original contemporary full tree calf, some repairs to corners, blind embossed spine, red title label, J Seeley, Buckingham, J Edwards, Pall Mall & L Seeley, Paternoster Row, London 1797 Size: 9.5 x 7.25" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Old Hall Bookshop, ABA ILAB PBFA BA]
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        Memoria sobre o Loureiro Cinnamomo vulgo Caneleira de Ceylaõ para acompanhar a remessa das plantas, que pelas reaes ordens vão ser transportadas ao Brasil

      - Officina Patriarcal (Casa Literária do Arco do Cego), Lisboa, 1797. De 38pp.+ 2, com uma estampa. 17cm. Br. Ilustr. Good copy, very rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Généraux de la République

      Paris et Lourdes 1797 - Album complet de Rare suite de 10 portraits gravés par G. Fiesinger, E. G. Herhan et A. Cardon et imprimés en couleurs de Bonaparte, Andreossy, Bernadotte, Desaix, Gouvion Saint-Cyr, Kléber, Lecourbe et Sainte-Suzanne. Format 16 x 23,5cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage de La Pérouse autour du monde . rédigé par M. L.A. Milet-Mureau

      l'Imprimerie de la République, Paris 1797 - Expertly bound to style in quarter red straight grained morocco over pale pink paper covered boards, the flat spines divided into six compartments by a decorative roll, lettered in the second compartment, the lower compartment with overall decoration created from a roll tool First edition of the official account of the famous but ill-fated voyage: a cornerstone work on Pacific exploration. "La Pérouse's expedition [aboard the frigates Astrolobe and Boussole] was one of the most important scientific explorations ever undertaken to the Pacific and the west coast of North America . The charge to the expedition [which took place between 1785 and 1788] was to examine such parts of the region as had not been explored by Captain Cook; to seek for an interoceanic passage; to make scientific observations on the various countries, peoples, and products; to obtain reliable information about the fur trade and the extent of Spanish settlements in California; and to promote the inducements for French enterprise in that quarter . La Pérouse and his men did important geographical research [including visits to Easter Island, Hawaii, Macao, Formosa, the Aleutian Islands, Samoa, Tonga and Australia.] . The voyage also included the first foreign scientific group ever to visit Alta California [two of the plates depict a bee-eater and a male and female partridge of California. There are also maps and plans of San Francisco, Monterery, and San Diego] . La Pérouse sent dispatches back to France from Kamchatka and Botany Bay. The two ships then set sail from Botany Bay, in 1788, and were never heard from again" (Hill). Thirty-nine years later, in 1825, the wrecks of the two frigates were found at Vanikoro in the Santa Cruz group by Peter Dillon. The La Pérouse voyage is notable for its superb mapping of the Alaska and California coasts (discussed at length by Wagner in Cartography of the Northwest Coast ), including maps of San Diego, Monterey, and the entire Northwest Coast. Of equal importance are the series of charts that were produced as a result of the expedition's surveys of the Asiatic side of the Pacific. The atlas also contains numerous interesting coastal views, as well as botanical and natural history plates. The text contains a wealth of scientific and ethnographic information. In addition, La Perouse was the first westerner to safely navigate and chart the Japan Sea and the strait between the island of Sakhalin and the northernmost island of Japan. En route for Australia in 1788, La Pérouse sailed via Samoa. This work "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). Anker 276; Cowan p.383; Ferguson I, 251; Forbes I, 272; Hill 972; Howes L93; Lada-Mocarski 52; McLaren 1; Sabin 38960; Wagner (Northwest) 837-848, pp.199-201; Zamorano 80, 49. 5 volumes (text: 4 volumes, quarto [11 1/8 x 8 5/8 inches]; atlas: folio [22 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches]). Text: half-titles, final blank Qq4 in vol.IV. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Atlas: engraved allegorical title by Ph. Trière after J.M. Moreau le jeune, 69 copper-engraved plates (comprising: 31 charts, maps and plans [1 folding, 20 double-page], 38 views, ethnographical or natural history plates or coastal profiles). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Coloured Figures of English FUNGI or Mushrooms

      Printed by J. Davies and sold by the author et al; Volume III Printed by B. Wilks and sold by the author 1797 - 1809 By James Sowerby - London, by Printed by J. Davies and sold by the author et al; Volume III Printed by B. Wilks and sold by the author, 1797 - 1809. 3 volumi in - folio, perfettamente rilegati in mezzo marocchino, (coevo) cilindrato con larghi angoli, piatti in cartone marmorizzato, dorsi a 5 nervi, lettere e fregi in oro, tagli superiori in oro; 110 fogli di testo esplicativo e complessive 440 tavole fuori testo meravigliosamente colorate ed incise in rame, quasi tutte tirate su cartoncino in prima tiratura. Il nostro esemplare è da considerarsi eccezionale perchè è completo della suite di tavole che vanno dalla 401 alla 440, stampata nel 1809. The supplement was not issued with its own title page and starts with the dedication and introduction leaves. Tutto il testo è stampato su carta finissima. Sontuosa opera sui funghi mai eguagliata. Autentico cimelio nel suo genere. Esemplare perfetto, con i margini intatti proveniente da una famiglia gentilizia, della quale reca l' ex - libris. Brunet, v, 468. Pritzel, 8888. Nissen, Botan. Buch - Illustration, 1874. Henry, Brit. botan. literature, III, 1363. Schliemann, Fungorum libri, 1698. Per notizie sull' autore, si veda: Diction, of scientific biography, XII, pp. 552 - 53.

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        IL REDATTORE DEL GRAN CONSIGLIO DELLA REPUBBLICA CISALPINA.

      Stamperia di Luigi Valadini (1797-1798) Anni VI e VII republicani. In - 16 gr. (mm. 185x104), 26 voll. numerati 1 - 20 e 1 - 6, mz. pelle coeva (con picc. manc. o picc. spacchi), fregi e tit. oro al dorso su due tasselli. Disponiamo di una raccolta - completa - di provvedimenti, petizioni, leggi, ecc. emanate dal "Gran Consiglio della Repubblica Cisalpina", divisa in bimestri, così composta: - Vol. I e II: 1° bimestre, raccoglie complessivi 72 numeri (n. 1, 2 frimale, Anno VI 22 novembre 1797) relativi a 62 Sedute del Gran Consiglio. - Voll. III - XVII: 2°, 3°, 4° e 5° bimestre, raccolgono complessivi 358 numeri: dal n. 1, 1 piovoso, Anno VI (20 gennaio 1798) al n. 358, 12 fruttidoro, Anno VI (29 agosto 1798), relativi a 277 Sedute del Gran Consiglio. - Voll. XVIII - XX: ?Processo verbale del Consiglio de? Juniori?: raccolgono complessivi 91 numeri, dal n. 1, 14 fruttidoro, Anno VI (31 agosto 1798) al n. 91, 11 frimale, Anno VII (1 dicembre 1798). - Voll. I - VI: ?Processo verbale delle Sessioni del Consiglio de? Seniori?: raccolgono complessivi 153 numeri, dal 2 frimale, Anno VI (22 novembre 1797) al 30 pratile, Anno VI (18 giugno 1798) relativi a 207 Sessioni. I volumi n. 20 e n. 6 (del secondo gruppo) sono mutili in fine. Raro e importante periodico che cessò con il n. 212, 14 aprile 1799 (del Consiglio de? Juniori). Uniformi arross. o fiorit. interc. nel t. ma complessivamente buon esemplare.

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        Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm - Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte - Band 3 - Die Amphibien - Mit 40 kolorierten Kupferstichen 1797

      Wien 1797. Inhalt: Frösche. Schildkröten. Eidechsen. Schlangen. 328 S. Fraktur. Mit 40 kolorierten Kupferstichen. Ganzledereinband, verg. Rückentitel, echte Bünde, roter Farbschnitt, Farbe der Stiche auffallend gut erhalten. Einband und Rücken berieben, bestoßen, angeschmutzt, angebräunt, Rücken etwas beschädigt, Schnitt angeschmutzt, etwas angebräunt, Seiten gering angebräunt, etwas lichtrandig, angeschmutzt, selten mit leichten Anstreichungen im Text, alle Seiten, insbesondere die Bildseiten, sind vorhanden und unbeschädigt, Buchstege angebrochen, jedoch nicht lose, Deckelinnenseiten angeschmutzt, altersentsprechend Gesamtzustand gut. Kein Schutzumschlag Leder kl.8°. Gut

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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

      T. Cadell & W. Davies, London 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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        Autograph letter signed to Dr. Girdlestone concerning the founding of the "Pneumatic Institution."

      1797. Beddoes, Thomas (1760-1808). A.L.s. to Dr. [Thomas G.] Girdlestone (1758-1822). Bradford, July 25, [1797 (from postmark)]. 3pp. plus integral cover. 252 x 196 mm. Creased along original folds, light soiling on cover, lacunae repaired along folds and where seal was broken, with loss of one letter. Very good. <p>Beddoes&#39; letter touches on the medicinal properties of nitric acid and discusses his famous Pneumatic Institution for the treatment of disease by inhalation of various gases, which began operation the following year (1798). The letter begins as follows:</p><p>"I was extremely gratified with your Yarmouth case, which I carefully returned to Dr. Babington. I trust it is designed for publication. I shall be curious to learn the sequel. In your last letter you speak of the beneficial effects of nitric acid. I have had some most important communications on the subject which I am going to print, & should be happy to receive a paper from you. . . ."</p><p>Later in the letter Beddoes refers to his "scheme" for the Pneumatic Institution. He thanks Dr. Girdlestone and a Dr. Lubbock</p><p>"for the authority of your names more than for your contributions. Depend upon it the scheme will be executed soon, barring any great public disaster. I have got a committee of great respectability-What I want is a superintendent, who ought to have several uncommon qualifications. That point being secured, the next step will be to circulate an outline for the suggestions of philosophers & physicians."</p><p>Even though Beddoes does not mention the Pneumatic Institution by name here, it is highly improbable that the above paragraph refers to anything else. The "superintendent of uncommon qualifications" that Beddoes ended up hiring was the nineteen-year-old Humphry Davy, who first made his name as a scientist through his investigations, performed in the Pneumatic Institution&#39;s laboratory, of the physiological properties of nitrous oxide gas.</p><p>In a postscript, Beddoes once again returns to the subject of nitric acid: "Could not you who have attended so much to Hepatitis give me something important on the efficacy of nitric acid in liver complaints?"</p><p>Beddoes&#39; correspondent, Dr. Thomas Girdlestone, was a Yarmouth physician who had served in India; he was the author of Essays on the Hepatitis and Spasmodic Affections in India (1787) and several other works. Hirsch. </p>

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        Kst.- Karte, aus La Perouse, "Mappe Monde ou carte reduite des parties connues du Globe pour servir au Voyage de La Perouse fait dans les Annees 1785,86,87 et 88".

      . teilkol., 1797, 58,5 x 93,5. Der Titel unten mittig. Weltkarte mit Einzeichnung der Reiserouten von La Perouse. Mittig Australien.

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        A New History of England; from the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the beginning of the year MDCCXCIV. / Adorned with cuts of all the kings and queens since the Norman Conquest

      Darton and Harvey,, London 1797 - 16mo. 120pp. Illustrated withthirty wood engraved portraits, full length, of monarchs in the text. Bound in original Dutch patterend boards, shaken and defective to the spine, but a clean complete copy. This was the last of the 18th Century editions of this popular illustrated history book for children first issued under this title by Newbery in 1759, subsequent editins brought up to date, this one down to 1794 only. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sagre Offerte alla Passione di Nostre Signore Gesu Cristo con varie orazoni

      Sagre Offerte alla Passione di Nostre Signore Gesu Cristo con varie orazoni... [Prayer Book]. Rome: Zempel for Vincenzo Poggioli, 1797. 8vo. 348pp. Engraved title. Contemporary Roman binding of salmon-colored morocco, tooled in gilt with wide and elaborate ornamental borders composed of flowers, foliage, and drawer-handle tools, arranged at each corner to resemble urns full of flowers. Spine fully gilt with a flower tool in each compartment, endpapers of decorated paper printed in a diaper pattern in green and red with a flower in each lozenge, all edges gilt. Contained in the original slipcase of sprinkled calf gilt, lined with paper of the same pattern as endpapers. Exceedingly fine condition.

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        Friedrich II., der Große (Berlin 24. 01. 1712 - 17. 08 1786 in Potsdam). "Fridericus. II". König von Preussen. Brustbild nach links; im Alter mit Schwarzen Adler Orden. Im Oval. "Frederic II, Roi de Prusse".

      . Kupferstich v. B. Salomon, dat. 1797, 60 x 44,8 (H). Seltenes, schönes und sehr ausdrucksstarkes Portrait, mit dem sich Jomtow Bennet Salomon neben den Porträts von Königin Luise und Chodowiecki einen Namen machte. - Mit restaurierten Randeinrissen ( 2 bis ins Bild gehend ).

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        Tagebuch der vorgefallenen Hauptbegebenheiten in der Reichsstadt Memmingen und auf der dazu gehörigen Landschaft, von der zwoten Hälfte des Jahrs 1796 bis zur Wiederherstellung des Friedens. Mit dem "Plan des Gefechts". Beigebunden: Historisches Tagebuch der vorzüglichsten Kriegs-Begebenheiten in und bey Memmingen von 1799-1801 (1. /2. Abtheilung).

      Memmingen, Selbstverlag u. Johannes Rehm, 1797, 1801, 1804.. Kl.-8°, Papp. 132 S. 2 Bl.; 64, 61 S. Sehr seltener Augenzeugenbericht. Karrer (1762-1836) aus Memmingen, hier noch "des Ministeriums Adjunkt", war Pfarrer von Buxach (1800) und Woringen (1804-1818) und verfaßte mehrere historische Werke über seine Vaterstadt, 1818 wechselte er als Dekan nach Kempten (Erhard, Memminger Pfarrerbuch, 73). - Mit der meistens fehlenden Kupfertafel zum Gefecht vom 22. September 1796 u. dem genau so seltenen "Historischem Tagebuch". Einband bestoßen, innen leicht stockfleckig, insgesamt gutes u. seltenes Exemplar.

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        Gli Stati Uniti dell'America Delineati sulle ultime Osservazioni.

      1797 - Rome, 1797. Outline colour. Six sheets conjoined to form a wall map, total size 960 x 940mm. Excellent condition. Cassini's uncommon six-sheet map of the United States from his 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', here joined together. Each sheet has a separate illustrated title cartouche, and in the bottom right corner is an inset of Newfoundland.

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        Landschaft mit Rheinfall, "Chute du Rhin dite Cataracte de Ruflen au Pays des Grisons".

      . Kupferstich v. C. Haldenwang n. Hes, dat. 1797, 38,5 x 51,5. Christian Haldenwang ( 14.5. 1770 in Durlach . 27.6. 1831 Bad Rippoldsau ) war ein bedeutender Kupferstecher. - Vorliegende Ansicht zeigt einen kleineren Wasserfall des Oberrheins in der Nähe von Splügen.

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        Manuel du Naturaliste ouvrage utile aux Voyageurs et à ceux qui visitent les Cabinets d&#39;Histoire Naturelle et de Curiosités

      Paris: Remont, 1797. Four volumes, octavo; a lovely set in contemporary full calf, spines elegantly gilt with red morocco labels. Voyagers&#39; collecting guide. A fine set of this French natural history encyclopaedia, intended specifically as a guide for voyagers, as well as a handbook for examining the contents of "cabinets" of natural history or of curiosities. In the later part of the eighteenth century the "Cabinet of Curiosity" or small privately-owned museum was flourishing in England and throughout Europe. Many of the exhibits displayed were collected during the great era of voyaging in the Pacific. An interest in natural history was fashionable in the period and this type of reference work would have been essential for the library of the well-educated European. This is the second edition of the book, revised and considerably expanded, which gives a good indication of the level of understanding and knowledge of natural history at that time.

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        An Historical Account of the Embassy to the Emperor of China

      London: J. Stockdale, 1797. Octavo, folding map; a good copy in contemporary sprinkled calf. Macartney embassy to China. An attractive copy of the reduced octavo version of the large official narrative of the important Macartney embassy to China, by which the British sought to establish formal diplomatic and commercial relations. Staunton accompanied the embassy as Secretary, and compiled his book chiefly from the papers of the Ambassador and his fellow envoys.

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        Madonnenkopf.

      . Bleistift, mit Deckweiß gehöht, auf gelbem Pauspapier, auf graues Velin aufgezogen. 30,5:21 cm. Kleiner Einriß rechts unten, durch das Aufziehen sind im unteren Teil der Zeichnung einige kleine Luftblasen entstanden. Die Vorlage zu dieser Zeichnung ist noch unbekannt.. Der Lithograph und Kupferstecher Strixner erhielt zunächst Unterricht in Wasserburg. Nach seinem Umzug nach München 1797 studierte er an der "Feyertagsschule" für Handwerker und Künstler unter dem Direktor H.J. Mitterer (1764-1829) weiter. 1799 erlernte er das Kupferstechen. 1803 erhielt er eine Anstellung in der kurfürstlichen Sammlung München. Um 1806 wurde er neben F. Piloty (1768-1844) von J. C. von Mannlich (1741-1822) ausgebildet. 1820 und 1828 lebte er in Stuttgart, wo er die wichtigsten Stücke der zwischen 1820 und 1833 veröffentlichte Reihe über die "Sammlung der Alt-Niederländer- und Ober-Deutschen Gemälde der Brüder Sulpiz und Melchior Boisseree und Johann Bertram" wiedergab. 1828 kehrte er nach München zurück. Er lithographierte u.a. für die Folge der "Oeuvres Lithographique", Wiedergaben der Handzeichnungen der königlichen Sammlung München, herausgegeben zwischen 1810 und 1816, "Albrecht Dürers Randzeichnungen aus dem Gebetbuche des Kaisers Maximilim I.", ab 1845 herausgegeben, und das "Zeichenbuch für Zöglinge der Kunst und Liebhaber", 1804 erschienen.

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        Peasant Children

      John Murphy, London 1797 - A fcharming colour-printed mezzotint of English rural life Two young children are shown leaning on a stile, looking out with interest at the world outside the confines of their home. The family dog looks up at the viewer. Behind them, a fairly substantial cottage, built of stone with two brick chimneys, sits comfortably in its wooded surroundings beneath a pleasant blue sky. The whole scene is composed of richly contrasting colors and forms, and could serve to illustrate the beginning of a fairy tale. Mezzotint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Gosse.

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        The Works of Alexander Pope Esq. In Nine Volumes, Complete

      London: Law, et al., 1797. Nine volumes, octavo, engraved frontispiece; early half blue straight-grained morocco and marbled boards, rubbed, a handsome set. A handsome eighteenth century edition of the complete works of the poet and satirist Alexander Pope.. It contains one of the most important pieces of English literature, An Essay on Man.. This was widely read on publication, and occasioned a response from Voltaire, La Loi Naturelle of 1756. Pope was very attached to the work, and crushed by some of the negative responses it engendered, in particular its demolition by a Swiss professor, Jean-Pierre de Crousaz. Not until his Works were first published in 1735 did Pope firmly claim authorship of the work, commenting: &#39;If I could flatter myself that this Essay has any merit, it is in steering betwixt the extremes of doctrines seemingly opposite, in passing over terms utterly unintelligible, and in forming a temperate yet not inconsistent, and a short yet not imperfect system of Ethics&#39;.

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        "The history of the New World...Translated from the Spanish, with notes by the translator...Vol. I [all published]"

      London: G. G. & J. Robinson. 1797. "First edition in English, 8vo, pp. xv, [1], lvii, [1], [59]-552; engraved portrait frontispiece of Christopher Columbus, engraved folding map of Espanola, full contemporary tree calf, red gilt morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers; corners rather worn, top few inches of upper joint cracked but holding; ex-Macalester College with discrete interior markings, else interior fine. & & There was no comprehensive Spanish history of the New World since Antonio Herrera&#39;s Historia Generale (1601-15). ""Although partial histories had been written since, Herrera&#39;s treatise, nearly two-centuries old, remained effectively the last general work on the matter until Muñoz&#39;s time. On July 17, 1779, Charles III formally placed Muñoz with the responsibility of writing a comprehensive history of the Spanish conquest and colonization of the Americas, in an effort to set the record straight, snuff out various apocryphal stories and leyenda negra rumors circulating throughout Europe and defend Spanish territorial rights in America from the encroaching claims of other European powers. Muñoz set about collecting and examining documentary material scattered in various archives throughout Spain and Portugal, with the objective of turning his history into an objective reference work"" (Wikipedia). & & The first volume of the Historia del Nuevo Mundo appeared in 1793, and this English translation was published in 1797. This volume deals almost exclusively with the three voyages of Columbus. Munoz died in 1799 and the work was never completed.& & Corns & Sparke, p. 162; Sabin 51345."

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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

      printed for Charles Dilly [et al.], London 1797 - Fourth edition, "revised, corrected and enlarged," 2 volumes, 8vo; [*]2 A4 a-p4 q2 B-3O4 3P2; [A]2 B-4G4; full contemporary tree calf recently rebacked, original red and black spine labels preserved; hinges reinforced, foxing throughout, else very good and sound.Alston V, 324; ESTC T91109; Kennedy 6320; Vancil, p. 221

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        VOYAGE A LA GUIANE ET A CAYENNE, FAIT EN 1789 ET ANN?ES SUIVANTES; Continent une Description G?ographique de ces Contr?es, l'Histoire de leur D?couverte; les Possessions et Etablissements des Fran?ais, des Hollandais, des Espagnols et des Portugais dans. . .

      Chez l'?diteur, [1797]., Paris: - 400 pp. First edition; text in French; bound in contemporary quarter brown leather with gold stamping across the spine; 3 plates; 1 fold-out, hand-color, map; ix; 1 errata; 1-400 pp. Binding tight; boards with minor wear; internally fine; see additional images provided. Publication date (An VI) is six years from the Republic (An II is 1792) and not the Revolution (1789); therefore An VI is 1797. Compendium of historical, ethnographic, botanical, and zoological information on French and Dutch Guianas and neighboring regions, with a French-Galibi vocabulary and notes on grammar "so as to make oneself easily understood regarding those objects most necessary to life." Discusses the cruelty of the Dutch slave owners in Surinam, a country made to flourish by the "genius" of the Dutch nation for the exploitation of swampy lands. The author looks to the speedy abolition of slavery in the lands of the Batavian [Dutch] republic. A prosperity rivalling that of Surinam is predicted for the French colony, where the abolition of slavery took place without the violence and chaos that occurred in Saint-Domingue. Some details of the current state of agriculture, the administration, and daily life in the colony under the new republic are given. The folding map depicts the coast and interior of French Guiana (including the Isles du Diable, a site of the later penal colony) with a detailed map inset of the environs of Cayenne, principal city of the colony to which numerous enemies of the Revolution were deported in the mid-1790s; alluding perhaps to these deportations, the publisher's preface speaks of the interest in the colony, "sur-tout dan les circonstances actuelles." Hand-color map is 9.25 x 14 cm. Sabin 66412. A rare work in very presentable condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bell&#39;s British Theatre, consisting of the most esteemed English plays

      London: George Cawthorn, 1797. 34 volumes, 16mo., engravings; a fine and handsome set in contemporary sprinkled calf, full blue morocco spines richly gilt. The "most esteemed" English plays. A most handsome set of collected plays by the famous publisher Bell, &#39;the mischievous spirit, the very Puck of booksellers&#39; (DNB). This fine collection includes many of the most famous plays by authors such as Milton, Goldsmith, Jonson, Congreve, and Mrs. Griffiths. It was originally issued in 1776-77 as a serious attack on the monopoly exerted by a group of London booksellers calling themselves "the trade". Bell was a consummate bookseller, and his small, tasteful volumes were renowned both for ease of reading (his major innovation was the discarding of the long &#39;s&#39;) and lavish illustration. Each play was issued with a frontispiece of a famous actor in a rhetorical pose from the play, as well as another of a suitably dramatic scene. This attention to design confirmed and enhanced the popular success of the series. The fact that each play is also prefaced by a brief commentary and biography of the author, the latter designed, at least in part, as moral corrective to the reader, hence the DNB entry on Bell: &#39;pioneer in that kind of publication so much in vogue in later days, by which the multitude is taught to feel an interest in the best literature by means of prints and illustrations executed by good artists.&#39;.

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        La Orictognósia. Escrita En Alemán. Traducido al Castellano Por Christiano Herrgen.

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1797 - 7 h. - 396pp. - 2 láminas = y = 466pp. Muy correcto ejemplar muy bien encuadernado en el siglo XX en pergamino. Lomeras pintadas. Size: 2 Vols. En 4ºmenor [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il Decamerone O Sia Le Cento Novelle Di Messer Giovanni Boccaccio.

      Berlin, Amadeo Augusto Lange, 1797.. First Edition. Two Volumes. 11 x 18 cm. 594 pages. Original Marbled Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.. The Decamerone, known also as the Book of Prince Galehant, is a 14th century medieval allegory. Told as a frame story encompassing 100 tales by ten young people. Boccaccio probably began composing the work in 1350. The various tales of love in the Deacamerone range from the erotic to the tragic. Tales of wit, practical jokes and life lessons contribute to the mosaic. In addition to its literary import it documents life in 14th century Italy. (Sprache: Italian)

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        Discours préliminaire du nouveau dictionnaire de la langue française. Première partie : de l'homme, de ses facultés intellectuelles et de ses idées premières et fondamentales

      Cocheris, an V., Paris 1797 - In-4. [235 x 175 mm] Collation : (4), XXXIV, (2), 240 pp. Demi-basane brune, dos orné, tranches mouchetées, étiquette de titre rouge. (Reliure de l'époque.). Première édition. C'est tout ce qui a été publié du Dictionnaire de Rivarol. La vente en fut interdite en France. Il existe deux tirages de cette édition originale: l'un à Paris chez Cocheris, l'autre à Hambourg chez Fauche. Seul le fleuron et le nom d'imprimeur sont différents. Tchemerzine V, 409. Relié à la suite : - RIVAROL. De l'universalité de la langue française. Sujet proposé par l'Académie de Berlin, en 1783. Paris, Cocheris, 1797. (2), 62, (2) pp. "Rien n'est comparable à la prose française" : cette forte affirmation résume le message de ce petit ouvrage écrit tout entier à la gloire de la France et de la langue française. . Rivarol embrasse d'un coup d'oeil quinze siècles d'histoire, il définit en quelques pages le génie des nations." En français dans le texte 177, pour la première édition de Berlin en 1784. C'est dans cet ouvrage que l'on trouve sa plus célèbre formule: "Ce qui n'est pas clair n'est pas français''. Tchemerzine V, 403 : "Cette édition, très bien imprimée, est aussi recherchée que l'originale". Petit manque sur le bord latéral de la pièce de titre. Un lecteur de l'époque a consciencieusement corrigé au crayon toutes les fautes signalées à l'errata. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lisbeth. Drame lyrique en trois actes et en prose. Paroles de Favières. Représentée pour la première fois sur le Théâtre de l'Opéra Comique de La Rue favart le 21 Nivose an 5e. (10 Janvier 1797 V.S.). Gravée par Huguet

      Paris : auteur, [1797] - Partitur. [1] Bll. (Titel, Verlagsangabe), 128 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Bibliotheksexpl. mit Stempeln, auch auf einige Notenseiten. Titel miminal stockfleckig. // Full score. Contemp. half-leather. Ex-library copy with stamps to title and contents. Title sl. foxed. Erstausgabe. RISM G/GG 4221. fr

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        Lisbeth. Drame lyrique en trois actes et en prose. Paroles de Favieres. Representee pour la premiere fois sur le Theatre de l'Opera Comique de La Rue favart le 21 Nivose an 5e. (10 Janvier 1797 V.S.). Gravee par Huguet

      . Paris : auteur, [1797]. - Partitur. [1] Bll. (Titel, Verlagsangabe), 128 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Bibliotheksexpl. mit Stempeln, auch auf einige Notenseiten. Titel miminal stockfleckig. // Full score. Contemp. half-leather. Ex-library copy with stamps to title and contents. Title sl. foxed.. Erstausgabe. RISM G/GG 4221.

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        Voyage autour du monde , sur le vaisseau de Sa Majeste Britannique l&#39;Endeavour... avec les planches de l&#39;auteur

      Paris: De l&#39;Imprimerie de Guillaume, 1797. Two volumes, octavo, good impressions of the six folding engraved plates after Parkinson, a few leaves a little foxed; a particularly handsome set in contemporary French mottled calf, flat spine gilt, double red and tan morocco labels. First French issue. First French edition, first issue: the rarely sighted French edition of the artist&#39;s account of Cook&#39;s first voyage and the discovery of eastern Australia. Translated by C. Henri from the 1784 English edition, it also contains material from later voyagers updating the account, including the experiences of the Forsters on the second voyage. This is the octavo issue noted by Kroepelien as preceding the otherwise identical quarto of the same year. Parkinson had been employed in 1767 by Sir Joseph Banks, who thought so highly of his work that he arranged for the young man to join him on Cook&#39;s first voyage. When the expedition&#39;s draughtsman Alexander Buchan died at Tahiti, Parkinson was called on to take over all of the topographical work, completing some 1300 sketches, quite apart from compiling vocabularies in Tahiti and New Holland. At the end of the voyage, en route from Batavia to the Cape of Good Hope, he died of a fever, and after the return of the Endeavour ownership of his manuscripts and drawings was disputed: Banks considered that they were his, while Parkinson&#39;s brother Stanfield claimed them under the provisions of his brother&#39;s will. When Hawkesworth learned of the impending publication of this work, he got an injunction to delay its appearance until some time after his official account, and, despite having used Parkinson&#39;s work extensively, retaliated by deliberately omitting Parkinson&#39;s name from the narrative: even the botanical illustrations in the official account have no credit to the artist. Some of the bibliographical history of this work is quite complex. An extended note by Rolf du Rietz in the Kroepelien catalogue explains that this octavo issue, although textually identical to a quarto issue published the same year by the same publisher, is actually the genuine first issue (du Rietz demonstrates from an error in the signatures that the quarto was "re-imposed"). Du Rietz only knew the octavo from a copy in the University of Oslo, although no complete census of the two issues has ever been attempted. A note in O&#39;Reilly-Reitman suggests - as if we needed more complexity - that the number of plates is uncertain, as they examined copies with any number between five and eight; nonetheless, six plates is the standard collation.

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        Billet mit eighd. Widmung dat. 21.May 1856 auf der Fahrt nach Linz, sowie eine Carte de visite mit Umschlag: "Ida Pfeiffer die große Weltreisende 3 Mahl um die Welt gereist ist, die Bekanntschaft auf der Fahrt nach Linz im Jahre 1856".

      0 - Geringfügige Gbrsp. - Pfeiffer, (1797 - 1858), stammte aus einer Kaufmannsfamilie und heiratete 1820 einen Lemberger Advokaten, von dem sie sich 1835 wieder trennte. Als ihre beiden Söhne, mit denen sie anschließend in Wien lebte, erwachsen waren, konnte sie 1842 ihre erste Reise realisieren. Ihre Aufzeichnungen aus Palästina, 1844 in zwei Bänden veröffentlicht, wurden ein Verkaufserfolg. Es folgten weitere fünf große Reisen, darunter zwei Weltreisen. Ihre vielgelesenen Reiseberichte (Meine zweite Weltreise, 4 Bde., 1856) sowie ihre naturwissenschaftlichen Sammlungen verschafften P. großes Ansehen und Bewunderer wie Alexander von Humboldt und Carl Ritter. Die Geographischen Gesellschaften von Paris und Berlin ernannten P. zu ihrem Ehrenmitglied. Von ihrer letzten Reise nach Madagaskar (1856-58) kehrte P. krank nach Wien zurück. Sie war als reisende Frau in der Zeit des Biedermeiers eine viel beachtete Ausnahmeerscheinung. (DBE) - Eine Abbildung finden Sie auf unserer Homepage: www.antiquariat-weinek.at .

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        Saturday morning Favorite Chickens going to market; Saturday evening The Husbandman's return from labour

      J. Brydone, London 1797 - A fine pair of colour-printed stipple engravings: rural idylls in 18th-century England. In the first a family is seen outside the front door of their house set in a largely wooded landscape. The two eldest children prepare for the trip to market. The boy feeds the donkey, whilst his sister gestures to her younger sister to pass her the last of four chickens she is putting in a basket ready for the journey. The two youngest daughters are comforted by their mother as they mourn the imminent departure of their 'pets'. The second image shows a family outside the door of their cottage in a similar setting to the first image. The father has just returned from the field. His wife hands him his youngest child, who he kisses fondly. His other four children are gathered companionably to his left: the eldest daughter sits quietly darning some stockings, her younger sister washes a younger brother. A second brother watches attentively as a pair of piglets eat the scraps from a wicker basket. William Bigg "was a pupil of Edward Penny, R.A., and by choice of his subjects at least a faithful follower of his master. In 1778 he entered the Academy schools. Bigg delighted in depicting. children. The first of many engaging works of this class was exhibited in 1778, 'Schoolboys giving Charity to a Blind Man.' It was followed a year later by one similar, 'A Lady and her Children relieving a Distressed Cottager.' Besides these his 'Palemon and Lavinia,' the 'Shipwrecked Sailor Boy,' and 'Youths relieving a Blind Man' were highly popular works, and were all engraved. Two good pictures from his easel are preserved in the Cottonian Museum at Plymouth. by choice of subjects and general manner of treatment he would rightly be classed with Wheatley and Morland. He was highly popular in his day, and the best engravers were employed upon his work." (DNB). Stipple engravings, printed in colours, by Thomas Burke (the first) or William Nutter, after Bigg. (Expert marginal repairs).

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        Alphabetum Arabicum. Una Cum Oratione Dominicali Salutatione Angelica et Symbolo Fidei

      1797. Rome, Propaganda Fide, 1797. 15pp. Unbound. Woodcut vignette on titlepage and one vignette in the text. One of the rare publications of the Propagande Fide that was established in 1626 for propaganda among the Eastern peoples. Ferdinand II presented Illyrian types for a missal, and the Mediciean and other Oriental types from the Stamperia Vaticana were added to its stock, while Stefano Paolini engraved others. It continued its existence throughout the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries: Bodoni received his early training here. In 1789 most of the types were taken to Paris, where in 1805 an edition of the Lord&#39;s Prayer in 150 languages was printed as a compliment at the time of Napoleon&#39;s coronation. Much of the type still remains at the Imprimerie Nationale. [Not in Birrell & Garnett, Smitskamp PO 216; Brunet I, 197].

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        An Historical Account of the Embassy to the Emperor of China.

      J. Stockdale, London 1797 - Octavo, folding map; a good copy in contemporary sprinkled calf. Macartney embassy to China. An attractive copy of the reduced octavo version of the large official narrative of the important Macartney embassy to China, by which the British sought to establish formal diplomatic and commercial relations. Staunton accompanied the embassy as Secretary, and compiled his book chiefly from the papers of the Ambassador and his fellow envoys.

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        AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF AN EMBASSY TO THE EMPEROR OF CHINA, UNDERTAKEN BY ORDER OF THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN; including the manners and customs of the inhabitants; and preceded by an account of the causes of The Embasasay and Voyage to China.

      London, printed for John Stockdale, 1797.Abridged principally from the papers of Earl MaCartney, as compiled by Sir George Staunton, Bart. FIRST ABRIDGED EDITION 1797, 8vo, approximately 205 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, engraved frontispiece, engraved added title page with vignette, 2 folding maps, one of China with the route of the ships, one of the journey by land from Zhehol in Tartary to Canton, and 21 engraved plates, of which 8 have 2 images, plates engraved by Dadley, Grignion, Sansom, Sparrow, Audinet and Owen, pages: xv, [1], 475, [5], bound in modern half calf over marbled boards, gilt dividing lines, gilt raised bands to spine, richly gilt in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. A little pale foxing to margins of frontispiece, engraved title, and 1 or 2 plates, edges of plates slightly browned, letterpress title page faintly browned. A very good tight copy complete with all plates and maps. The frontispiece shows Lord Macartney being received in China, the title vignette an English merchant showing cloth to a Chinese, the other plates show various artefacts, statues of deities, plants, the feet of a Chinese lady, fishermen and other workers, the Great Wall, the Emperor's throne, a bridge, a barge, and a Chinese mariner's compass etc. This is an abridged edition of Staunton's "An authentic account of an embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China." published by G. Nicol in 2 volumes 1797. Lord Macartney was appointed by George III in 1792 to be the first British ambassador to China. He was to negotiate commercial treaties for the export of tea and for the import of British goods to pay for the tea. He took with him a sizeable retinue amongst whom George Staunton was one of a number of people who published accounts of the journey and mission. Staunton's work is especially interesting for the detailed account of the stages of the journey and his description of Chinese manners and customs (including the binding of women's feet). Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration Volume I, page 657, M2; Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica, Volume II, 2383; Lowendahl, China Illustrata Nova, Volume II, 698; Cox, Volume I, page 344 lists Staunton's "Authentic Account" but not our version. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        LE BIJOU DE L'AMOUR OU L'ALMANACH DES COEURS, Hommage de la Galanterie a la Decence et a la Beaute.

      Paris, chez Janet, rue Jacques, No. 31, (1797).Edition unknown, (1797), 24mo, approximately 95 x 57 mm, 3¾ x 2¼ inches, French text, engraved hand coloured allegorical title page with Cupid, Beaute, Decence and 5 putti, foliage etc., 12 engraved hand coloured plates, some allegorical, 8 pages of almanac at front, 8 at rear, dated from September 1797 to August 1798, plus 48 pages of little verses numbered thus: 12, (24), 13 - 24. Most of the verses are preceded by the name of a tune or 'Air' to which they should be sung, bound in dark olive green morocco, triple gilt ruled border with tiny corner ornaments to covers, gilt decoration to spine, no lettering or label, all edges gilt, gilt and orange floral pastedowns, no endpapers. Slightly worn at head of spine and corners, tiny chip at tail of spine, old paper strip used inside rear cover to recase contents in the binding, title page dusty in the margins, bookseller's label pasted to blank verso of title page, 1 or 2 pale fox spots, plates very nice. A good complete copy of a rare book, not in the French Libraries, or Worldcatalogue, It is mentioned in a list of French Almanacs in the Journal général de la littérature de France, Volume 2, page 218. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Mainz

      . Handwerkskundschaft mit Gesamtansicht der Stadt (9 x 30 cm) in Kupferstich. 12. 5. 1797, 48 x 40 cm (Blattgr.) - wir garantieren für die Echtheit.

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