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        "Napoleon Bonaparte hoch zu Roß, in der Linken den Vertrag von Formio" originales Ölgemälde auf Zinkblech ca.26x22cm; um 1800 [Maße im goldfarbenen Rahmen 36,5x32,5cm.]

      . Die äußerst feine und qualitätvolle Arbeit aus der Zeit, die anläßlich des Endes der ersten Koalitionskrieges und des Friedenschlusses von Campo Formio in Auftrag gegeben worden sein dürfte, weder signiert noch monogrammiert. Da ich kein ausgewiesener Napoleon-Kenner bin, möchte ich mich über den möglichen Künstler nicht in Spekulationen ergehen, sondern überlasse etwaige Zuschreibungen dem versierteren Napoleon-Kennern und -Sammlern. Der Frieden von Campo Formio wurde am 17. Oktober 1797 zwischen Frankreich, vertreten durch Napoleon Bonaparte, und Kaiser Franz II. in seiner Eigenschaft als Landesherr der habsburgischen Erblande (aufgrund der Pragmatischen Sanktion, insbesondere als König von Ungarn und Böhmen und Erzherzog von Österreich) geschlossen. Der Vertrag wurde nach der Stadt Campoformido in der heutigen Region Friaul-Julisch Venetien benannt, in der das österreichische Heer bei Vertragsabschluss lagerte. Der Friede beendete den am 20. April 1792 von Frankreich begonnenen Ersten Koalitionskrieg. Der Vertrag bestimmte den Verzicht des Kaisers auf die österreichischen Niederlande zugunsten Frankreichs und führte eine Neuordnung Oberitaliens und der Besitzungen der Republik Venedig herbei. Der Kaiser erkannte die Unabhängigkeit der Cisalpinischen Republik an und erhielt im Gegenzug die Republik Venedig samt deren Besitzungen bis zum Fluss Etsch, dazu Istrien, Dalmatien und die Bucht von Kotor. Darin eingeschlossen war auch die große venezianische Kriegsflotte, die in den folgenden Jahrzehnten das Herzstück der noch jungen österreichischen Kriegsmarine bildete. Frankreich behielt die Lombardei sowie die Ionischen Inseln Korfu, Zakynthos und Kefalonia. Frankreich befand sich nun zum ersten Mal seit 1792 in Kontinentaleuropa im Frieden. Der Krieg mit England bestand fort. Für die deutsche Geschichte besonders bedeutsam waren die geheimen Zusatzartikel des Vertrages. Der Kaiser erkannte mit ihnen den Rhein als Ostgrenze Frankreichs an. Die endgültigen Regelungen mit dem Heiligen Römischen Reich Deutscher Nation blieben dem Rastatter Kongress (9. Dezember 1797 bis 23. April 1799) vorbehalten, der jedoch aufgrund des Ausbruches des Zweiten Koalitionskrieges nie zu Ende geführt wurde. Der Name Campo Formio bezeichnet keinen Ort, sondern ein Feld (italienisch: campo) westlich Udines im Friaul, Oberitalien, wo sich auch ein Ort mit dem Namen Campoformido befindet. Der Friedensvertrag wurde aber weder auf dem Campo Formio noch in Campoformido unterzeichnet - dort war das Lager des österreichischen Heeres. Vielmehr musste die österreichische Heeresleitung zum Hauptquartier Napoleons fahren: zur Villa Manin, etwa 25 km westlich Udines. Dort ließ Napoleon die Österreicher bis spät in die Nacht warten, bevor er zur Unterzeichnung erschien. [wikipedia].

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        Geographia,Atlas,anno 1797,Cellarius Ch.,26 maps, complete

      Geographia, ,1797. Geographia, Atlas, anno 1797, Cellarius Ch., 26 Karten, komplett Geographia Antiqua, Atlas, edited in London, anno 1797, 8°, original leather binding, spine cracked, blank leaf, cracked, frontispiz, 3 leaves, 180 pages, 26 coppermaps, 1 copperengraving..

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        Kleine Schriften politischen, okonomischen und philosophischen Inhalts (in 4 Bänden) nach der zweyten vermehrten Ausgabe aus dem Englischen übersetzt, und mit Beilagen bereichert,

      Weimar, Verlag der Industrie-Comptoirs, 1797-1805.. 4 Bände in 6 Bänden KOMPLETT mit einem gestochenen Portrait des Autors, einer gestochenen Titel-Vignette und zahlreichen weiteren Vignetten im Text und insgesamt 37 überwiegend mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln und zahlreichen Tabellen; Band 1: Über Armenanstalten (in München), Beköstigung der Armen, über Kamin-Feuerherde: XX, 484 Seiten und einem umfangreichen Anhang mit Beylagen, Formulare und Tabellen über das Münchner Anwesen, Band 2/1: Über Behandlung der Feuerhitze und über Holzsparung: 209 Seiten, Band 2/2: ÜberFortpflanzung der Wärme in Flüssigkeiten und in verschiedenen Substanzen: 388 Seiten, Band 3: Über Küchenfeuerherde und Küchengeräte: 436 Seiten, Band 4/1: Abhandlung über die Wärme: 347 Seiten, Band 4/2: Versuchh über Schießpulver, Licht, Harmonie der Farben usw: XVI, 590 Seiten, 8°, hellbraunes OHLdr der Zeit. SEHR SCHÖNE EXEMPLARE AUS ADELIGEM BESITZ, Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Sammlung überwiegend technologischer und physikalischer Schriften des amerikanischen Physikers, der etwa die Halfte seines Lebens im bayerischen Staats- u. Militardienst verbrachte. Er machte die Kartoffel in Bayern populär, gründete fortschrittliche Armenhauser, war Erfinder der Rumford-Suppe, eines einfachen Eintopfes, der zur Ernahrung des Militars und unterbemittelter Volksschichten dienen sollte, reorganisierte das Heer usw.; die Bände stammen aus der Bibliothek des Grafen von Schönborn-Buchheim mit dem persönlichen gestochenen Wappen-Exlibris von Franz Graf von Schönborn auf den Vorsätzen und Bibliotheksschildchen auf den Vorderdecken

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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.: . 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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        Costumes de la Baie de Castries

      Paris., 1797. Paris., 1797. Size: 40 x 25.5 mm. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Very good condition. slight browing around edges but not effecting image. Scene showing people warming themselves by a fire in a log cabin. From the Voyages of La Pérouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse.

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        A History of a Voyage to the Coast of Africa and Travels into the Interior of that Country; Containing Particular Descriptions of the Climate and Inhabitants, and Interesting Particulars Concerning the Slave Trade

      Troy: Printed for the author by Luther Pratt, 1797. Hardcover. Good. Second edition, published in the same year as the first. ix, [11]-180 pp. Period calf with a more recent black spine label. Scuffed, repair to front hinge, lacking front free endpaper and frontispiece, owners' names/notes on endpapers, else good and sound. Hawkins, a 23-year-old Vermonter, sailed to West Africa on a slave ship and then traveled inland to help negotiate a trade relationship with the Ibo nation, surviving various perils. His sensational narrative, which is one of the earliest accounts of an African voyage by an American, was reportedly written to support him after disease contracted on the journey left him blind. (Evans 32239; Sabin 30956; Smith, American Travellers Abroad, H53).

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        DEL COMMERCIO DE' ROMANI DALLA PRIMA GUERRA PUNICA A COSTANTINO, DISSERTAZIONE CORONATA DALL''ACCADEMIA REALE DELLE ISCRIZIONI E BELLE LETTERE DI PARIGI LI XIV NOVEMBRE MDCCLXXXVI PADOVA, STAMPERIA DEL SEMINARIO. 1797 1797

      PADOVA, STAMPERIA DEL SEMINARIO. 1797BELLISSIMO ESEMPLARE. EDIZIONE ORIGINALE. IN-4°, PERGAMENA COEVA. (4), CXIII PP. 1 F. BIANCO. " FRANCESCO MENGOTTI, AN ECONOMIST AND STATISTICIAN, BORN NEAR FELTRE (BELLUNO), WAS APPOINTED IN 1806 PRERSIDENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION OF FINANCE I THE VENETIAN PROVINCES... HE WROTE AN ESSAY (1787) ON THE COMMERCE OF THE ROMANS... IN THIS WORK THE AUTHOR MAINTAINS THE THEORY THAT THE ROMANS DID NOT UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF TRADE, THAT THOUGHT ONLY OF ENRICHING THEMSELVES WIT THE SPOILS OF EVERY NATION, AND THAT THEIR SOLE COMMERCE WAS THAT OF TRANSPORTING INTO ITALY ALL THE RICHES OF THE COUNTRIES THEY HAD CONQUERED... " IN, IT MENGOTTI REVIEWS NOT ONLY TRADE BUT THE HISTORY OF THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE" (JACUNSKY, IN CAHIERS D' HISTOIRE MONDIALE, VIII, 1964, P. 580). MCCULLOCH, P. 64. KRESS LIBRARY, B. 1277. MANCA ALLA BIBLIOTECA EINAUDI.

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        An Apology for Believers in the Shakspeare-Papers Which Were Exhibited in Norfolk Street WITH A Supplemental Apology AND An Appendix to the Supplemental Apology

      Thomas Egerton, London, 1797. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 3 volumes bound in 2 — finely bound in modern 1/4 morocco over marbled boards by the Harcourt; two armorial bookplates lad bindery. Published 1797, 99 and 1800 respectively, each the first edition. Slight age toning to the paper, heavier at the end of the appendix, but otherwise bright and clean; folding plate at the rear of the Appendix. The leaf before the Appendix has a presentation inscription from the author, but not a signature. 628pp, 654pp, 147pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). 3-volume set (complete). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Theatre & Plays; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 040122. .

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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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        Neuer Kinderfreund.

      Wien & Prag Franz Haas-99 1797 - 12 Teile in 6 Bde. Komplett. 18 x 11,5 cm. Original Pappeinbände mit Rsch. Stark fleckig u. bestoß. Rücken beschädigt. Einbände in schlechten Zuständen. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz, Titelkupfer und gefalt. Musikbeilage.; - Papier wenig gebräunt, Buchschnitt fleckig und stellenweise etwas braunfleckig, einige Seiten leichter Wurmfr. bei zwei Bänden, eine Seite leichter Textverlust, Vorsatz und Titelblatt lose bei Band sieben, drei Textseiten knittrig bei Band eins, Tafeln meist etwas fleckig. 1.100 gr. Original Pappeinbände mit Rsch.

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        DOCTRINAS PRACTICAS, QUE SOLIA EXPLICAR EN SUS MISIONES EL V. P. PEDRO DE CALATAYUD [ ] DISPUESTAS PARA DESENREDAR Y DIRIGIR LAS CONCIENCIAS, PARA ALIVIO DE LOS CURAS Y RECTORES DE ALMAS, PARA MAYOR EXPEDICION DE LOS CONFESORES Y DILATACION DE

      Imp. De Don Benito Cano. 1797. 1798. 1799., Madrid. - 8 vol. 464p. XXIV262p. Lámina. Marcas de polilla en vol. I. Cubierta vol. 3 tocada en esquina. Enc. 1/2 tela cart. CONTRA REEMBOLSO, +5.00€ LIBRO EN ESPANOL [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Federal Arithmetic; or, A Compendium of the Most Useful Rules of That Science, Adapted to the Currency of the United States for the Use of Schools and Private Persons

      Published by the Author, Exeter, 1797. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: 16mo. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is sound. Printed by Henry Ranlet for the author, full leather over wooden boards, 128 pages. Leather is moderately worn/scratched, bumped at corners with a little leather loss, front board has a few short cracks where it meets the spine but still firmly attached, short crack at head of spine back cover, two white spots front cover, pages toned, previous owner has written his name and a verse which seems to read: "My book and heart shall never part from my mind", another previous owner signed his name neatly in ink on page facing title page. Binding is sound. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Reference. Inventory No: 010155. .

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        ANECDOTES OF THE LIFE OF THE RIGHT HON. WILLIAM PITT, EARL OF CHATHAM. AND OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS OF HIS TIME

      London: Printed for L. B. Seeley, 1797. Sixth Edition . Hardcover. 216 x 140 mm (8 1/2 x 5 1/2"). Three volumes. Sixth Edition. Attractive contemporary flamed tree calf, flat spines with gilt compartments formed by decorative rolls and containing simple fleuron centerpiece, red morocco titling labels and small oval green morocco volume labels. Title pages with signature of J. Palmer Chichester at head (mostly cut away in first volume); front pastedowns with bookplate of Rosalie C. Chichester (see below). Gilt on titling labels a little uneven, slight nicks and abrasions to leather, but the original bindings very lustrous and entirely solid, with virtually no wear to the joints. One leaf a little soiled, four leaves with small chip on fore edge or at head, but an extremely fine copy internally, especially fresh and clean. This is a very fresh and pleasing set, with important provenance, comprising a flattering biographical account of the great British statesman William Pitt (1708-78). One of the great British statesmen of the 18th century, Pitt (1708-78) steered England through the Seven Years War, conquests in India and Canada, and the unrest and revolt of the American colonies. In his early years, the vociferous Whig procured through his caustic rhetoric the downfall of Walpole. The first British politician to realize the power of public opinion, Pitt found support for his overseas policies in the enthusiasm of the masses. However, he lost some of his aura as "the Great Commoner" when he accepted the title of Lord Chatham. The present item is one of the several books on politics and the history of his own time published by John Almon (1737-1805), author of political pamphlets, bookseller, and for a time publisher of a newspaper. According to DNB, he was a "passionately partisan" participant in the political wars raging in the 1760s, and this account, first published 14 years after the death of Pitt, is a reflection of our author's affection and support for him. Our previous owner, John Palmer (Bruce) Chichester (1794-1851), was a prominent member of the landed gentry, with ancestry dating back to the Norman era and with extensive estates in Devon. Rosalie Caroline Chichester (1865-1949) was his granddaughter, who inherited the estates on her father's death and administered them with great skill. An early supporter of the National Trust, she bequeathed Arlington Court to that entity, thereby preserving the 3,500 acre estate intact.

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        THE ENQUIRER. REFLECTIONS ON EDUCATION, MANNERS, AND LITERATURE. IN A SERIES OF ESSAYS

      London: G. G. and J. Robinson, 1797. First Edition. Hardcover. Four small, discreet library stamps within text, ink number on verso of title with some bleed through; library perforated stamp to half title and title pages. Corner of one page torn with no loss of text. Attractively bound with good margins in modern calf-backed boards; xii, 481 pages. An important work by this philosopher published the same year that his wife, Mary Wollstonecraft, died shortly after giving birth to their daughter and future author of FRANKENSTEIN, Mary Shelley. He would later have some influence on his daughter's husband, Percy Shelley. Published several years after Godwin's THINGS AS THEY ARE, which some regard as the first modern novel. Godwin, "the philosophical representative of English radicalism" (DNB), also had the distinct honor of reading Thomas Paine's RIGHTS OF MAN in manuscript.

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        Lithograph portrait by T. H. Maguire

      Lyell, Charles (1797-1875). Lithograph portrait with facsimile signature, by Thomas Herbert Maguire (1821-95), lithographed by M. & H. Hanhart. [Ipswich: G. Ransome,] 1849 (dated in the plate). 610 x 440 mm.; image (without signature) measures 242 x 292 mm. One corner chipped, small tear in lower margin, but image in excellent condition.First Edition. The largest and best portrait of Charles Lyell, the foremost British geologist of the nineteenth century, and author of Principles of Geology (1830-33), which had an enormous influence on Charles Darwin. The portrait formed part of a series titled Portraits of Honorary Members of the Ipswich Museum, published in 1852 by G. Ransome. Very rare.

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        A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis; containing a detail of the various crimes and misdemeanors ... and suggesting remedies for their prevention. By a Magistrate. The fourth edition, revised and enlarged.

      Printed by H. Fry, for C. Dilly. 1797. 1797 / 1800 WITH: a Treatise on the Commerce and Police of the river Thames: containing an historical view of the trade of the Port of London; ... FIRST EDITION. Printed for Joseph Mawman, successor to Mr. Dilly. H. Baldwin & Son, printers. Fold. map & table. 1800. 2 vols in matching full tree calf, elaborately gilt spines, red labels; sl. rubbing. v.g. clean handsome copies.

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

      Boston: S. Hall and Thomas & Andrews; Samuel Etheridge, 1797. 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.. First Edition. Leather. Very Good -. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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

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

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        Patriarch Gregory hanged at Constantinople."

      Philhellenic: Munich H. Kohler c1835. Tinted lithograph, as issued, of the Martyrdom of Gregory V ,from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez ,and below, sails and naval instruments. The image shows the body of Gregory about to be tossed into the Bosphorus, in the background stands the gibbet from which he was hung standing in front of a mosque. Gregory V was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 1797 to 1798, from 1806 to 1808 and from 1818 to 1821. At the onset of the Greek War of Independence, as Ethnarch of the Orthodox Millet Gregory V was blamed by Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II for his inability to suppress the Greek uprising, even though he had actually condemned the Greek revolutionary activities. He was taken out of the Patriarchal Cathedral on Easter Sunday, 1821, directly after celebrating the solemn Easter Liturgy, and hanged (in full Patriarchal vestments) for three days from the main gate of the Patriarchate compound by order of the Sultan; his body was then taken down and delivered to a squad of Jews who dragged it through the streets and finally threw it into the Bosphorus The body was later recovered by Greek sailors and was eventually enshrined in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens. He is commemorated by the Orthodox Church as an Ethnomartyr Image bright and clean; spotting to blank borders. Peter( Heinrich Lambert} von Hess 1792-1871, was a German painter, known for historic paintings, especially of the Napoleonic Wars and the Greek War of Independence. In 1833, at Ludwig's request, he accompanied Otto of Greece to the newly formed Kingdom of Greece, where at Athens he gathered materials for pictures of the war of liberation. He stayed nine months in Greece, interviewing heroes and eyewitnesses of the 1821 revolution. His first- hand knowledge of the heroes gives power to his work. He drew 39 historical persons The sketches which he then made were placed, forty in number, in the Pinakothek, after being copied in wax on a large scale by Nilsen, in the northern arcades of the Hofgarten at Munich, [sadly now destroyed]. It should be noted that Hess was not present during the Revolution; the paintings are representations of reported events. many are of Greek victories, or of heroic deaths of the Greek leaders. Not in Blackmer ,Droulia or Contominas. Philhellenic Patriarch Gregory V

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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

      Bayreuth, Lübecks Erben 1797. 25 cm. 56, 205 (irrig 207), (3) Seiten mit 6 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung - NDB I, 476 - Poggendorff I, 80 - Engelmann, Mechan. 20 - Koch, Bergm. 153, 17 - Erstausgabe. Enthält unter anderem eine Beschreibung des Pumpwerks für die Springbrunnen im Park von Nymphenburg, die der Verfasser 1803 und 1808 durch die heute noch arbeitenden Maschinen ersetzte; außerdem Beschreibung eines Tauchbootes, das sich durch Wasserpumpen fortbewegen sollte. Die Tafeln veranschaulichen Funktionsweise, Leistungsberechnung und Bauarten von Pumpen. Baader (1763 - 1835), einer der Vorbereiter der Eisenbahn in Bayern, machte 1787 bis 1795 verschiedene Reisen nach England zum Studium des englischen Maschinen- und Transportwesens. Schönes Exemplar, Kanten geringfügig berieben, erste und letzte Blatt leicht stockfleckig -

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        THE FABLES

      London: Printed by T. Bensley 1797. . 1st Ed. Folio. Half title + t.p. + xviii + 241pp. 9 plates and 15 decorative head and tail pieces drawn by the Right Hon. Lady Diana Beauclerc, stipple engraved by Bartolozzi and members of his studio. Plates and decorations sl. offset, some occasional sl. marginal thumbing, upper hinge very sl. tender although binding firm, silken e.ps., inner gilt dentelles, contemporary straight grained red morocco with intricate dec. gilt border to both boards, some minor soiling and marking, extremities rubbed with sl. wear, corners bumped, gilt filleted raised bands dec. gilt compartments and gilt title to sl. discoloured spine with minor rubbing, spine sl. chipped, a.e.g. ESTC T128162.& From the books of Eric Korn. Additional postage may be necessary. US$720

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        Suggestions Respecting the Means of Improving our Connexion [sic] with China on the side of Napaul & Thibet 1797

      1797.. 20pp made up of 5 folded leaves with ribbon tie in upper corner. Neat even creases where the manuscript has been folded. Very occasional light browning. This is an interesting MS, written in the years immediately following the failure of Earl Macartney’s Embassy to China in 1792-93, when how best to achieve formal diplomatic and trade relations with the Chinese Empire was still under scrutiny. Written on both sides of thick folio sheets on the right or left hand sides of the paper, and extending to eight sheets of text with two left blank, it seems to be a copy, rather than a draft, since there are no alterations to the text. Whilst it appears to be complete in itself, there are no indications of its origin or of the writer’s identity (if he was other than a clerk) with no address, addressee or office seal, and no heading other than the notice written on two of the four outer folds of the final sheet: “Suggestions respecting the means of improving our connexion [sic] with China on the side of Napaul & Thibet 1797”. This is once repeated, with slight variation, “Suggestions as to the means of improving the connexion [sic] of Great Britain with China on the side of Napaul & Thibet 1797”. Whilst the second, and lower, heading is more faded than the other, both seem of an age. Macartney and others had been convinced that a major factor in the failure in Peking had been the (mistaken) Chinese belief that troops from British India had supported the Ghurka government of Nepal in its recent aggressive attacks on Tibet. The draft canvasses the possibility of removing this suspicion by improving the Chinese ruler’s knowledge of "our national character", and also by making him aware that Britain could be "either a dangerous Enemy or a powerful Ally". It argued that, instead of going directly to Peking, these aims might be achieved by sending further missions to Nepal [therein spelled "Napaul"] and, especially, to Tibet [where the Chinese had now further strengthened their hold on the country] which could establish ongoing contact with its high ranking officials there and influence them in our favour. It is possible that the writer had served in India or had an official connection with the Bengal government, since he was knowledgeable about the border states abutting on the territories governed by the East India Company. It is of particular interest that he refers to the "shock and awe" created in the region by the Bengal government’s military action in Bhutan where, in 1773, a detachment of the Company’s army had captured the renowned fortress of Dellmacotta by storm in retaliation for incursions into our territory. However, since an official correspondence with Peking in 1795-96 had already failed to remove the misunderstanding about the Tibeto-Nepalese War, and trade links had been inhibited by Chinese action to close the passes into Tibet, the likelihood of an improvement in Sino-British relations by any means had now been further diminished. Yet the late dating of the draft (1797) hints that hope was not yet extinguished in some quarters. The document is clearly of the period and a highly interesting relic of contemporary thinking on a very large and important subject. The context and background is provided at pp.20-31(particularly, in regard to Macartney’s views at pp.27 and 29) in Alastair Lamb’s Britain and Chinese Central Asia, The Road to Lhasa 1767 to 1905 (London 1960) and also at pp.lxxv-lxxx in Sir Clements R. Markham’s lengthy introduction to his older and still useful work, Narratives of the Mission of George Bogle to Tibet and of the Journey of Thomas Manning to Lhasa (London 1879. (JWH, November, 2013). .

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        VERORDNUNGEN SEINER KAISERLICHEN... ("Regulations of His Imperial Majesty Paul the First...") Vol. I (1796-1797)

      St. Petersburg: J.K. Schnoor, 1797. Text in German. Large 8vo (9 x 7-1/2) Original half-leather. IV, 352 pp. Engraved title page. [Rare] Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. HB.

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        Manuale agrario.

      Subject: (Agricoltura - Bologna). Bologna, 1797, 8vo legatura coeva in mezza pergamena con tassello al dorso, pp. 176 con 24 tabelle ripiegate in fine (I lavori campestri principali, Semi di piante campestri principali, Semi e piante ortive ne prati artificiali e da prati naturali, generi ad uso de bestiame, arbori ed arbusti fruttiferi ortivi e campestri, viti di uve pregevoli, Piante boschive ordinariamente spontanee, ecc. ecc.) Prima edizione. Presente in poche biblioteche regionali ed una sola copia a Roma, Lincei. Secondo Filippo Re il manuale ? appunto indirizzato agli agricoltori pratici e "p? fattori ed agrimensori dell'agro bolognese ? molto importante".

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        Europe Divided into its Empires, Kingdoms, States Republics, &c. By Thomas Kitchin, Hydrographer to The King, with many Additions and Improvements from the latest Surveys and Observations.

      Laurie & Whittle, London 1797 - This detailed engraving of eighteenth-century Europe, from a plate dated 1795, provides both geographical and historical information. Statistical tables on the left and right of the map list information about major European countries. 72 period naval flags run along the bottom of southern sheet, including a very early depiction of the American flag, with stripes and thirteen stars, at the far right. A scale on the lower sheet also lists the different systems of measure in use at the time, including British, German, Turkish, and geographical miles, Marine and Common French Leagues, and Russian Verst. The map is in good condition with minor aging and chipping along the edges. Map, in two sheets. Copper plate engraving with original outline hand color. Each page measures 20 7/8" x 49.25".

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        Philosophisches Journal einer Gesellschaft teutscher Gelehrten. Siebenter Band.

      Gabler, Jena; Leipzig 1797 - 5 Bll., 337 Seiten. goldgeprägter marmorierter Ppbd. der Zeit, Rückentitel und kleines Monogramm-Supralibros in Gold auf zwei Rückenschildchen, farbiger Blattschnitt, 19,5 cm. Enthält u.a.: "Versuch einer neuen Darstellung der Wissenschaftslehre" (Fichte), "Über Menschen-Veredlung", "Fichte und Kant, oder Versuch einer Ausgleichung der Fichteschen und Kantischen Philosophie", "Die philosophische Sprach-Verwirrung" (Maimon), "Über die Anwendung und den Misbrauch der Naturwissenschaft in der Physik", etc. - Der Versuch einer neuen Darstellung der Wissenschaftslehre hier im Erstdruck des ersten Kapitels. - Ruppert (Goethe-Bibliothek) 3011. - Einband deutlich berieben und bestoßen, sauber erneuerte Vorsätze, durchgehend etwas fleckig, sonst und insgesamt ordentliches Exemplar. 352 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ATLAS OURANIOS [Greek Text], The CELESTIAL ATLAS; Or, A New EPHEMERIS For the Year of Our Lord 1797: Being the First After Bissextile, or Leap-Year

      London:: Printed for the Company of Stationers; And Sold by Robert Horsfield,. (n. d.).. 12mo. 6-5/16" x 4". 1st edition thus. "The Forty-Eighth Impression". 48 pp. T.p. & calendar with red accent printing.. Bound in period black, straight grain morocco with elaborate gilt decorated spine, and gilt tooled perimeter border to boards. AEG. Gilt edge dentelles. Marbled paper eps.. 1797 '2 pence' duty (?) stamp to t.p. A VG+ copy.. OCLC records just one institutional holding for this year. Bound with 7 other 1797 Almanacs, Tavistock Books' Inventory IDs 30512 - 30519; price is for the volume containing all 8 almanacks.

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        OLD POOR ROBIN. An ALMANACK Composed (According to the Modern Mode of Compostion) on A Variety of Subjects, both Ancient and Modern ... Being a new improved Edition of a very old Ephemeris, for the Year of our Lord, 1797. Being the One Hundred and Thirty-fifth Edition, Being the First After Bissextile, or Leap-Year

      London:: Printed for the Company of Stationers; And Sold by Robert Horsfield,. (n. d.).. 16mo. 6-5/16" x 4". 1st edition thus. 135th Edition. 48 pp. T.p. & calendar with red accent printing.. Bound in period black, straight grain morocco with elaborate gilt decorated spine, and gilt tooled perimeter border to boards. AEG. Gilt edge dentelles. Marbled paper eps.. 1797 '2 pence' duty (?) stamp to t.p. A VG+ copy.. OCLC shows no holdings for this year. Bound with 7 other 1797 Almanacs, Tavistock Books' Inventory IDs 30512 - 30519; price is for the volume, which contains all 8 almanacks. . llustrated with cuts.

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        ATLAS OURANIOS [Greek Text], The CELESTIAL ATLAS; Or, A New EPHEMERIS For the Year of Our Lord 1797: Being the First After Bissextile, or Leap-Year

      London:: Printed for the Company of Stationers; And Sold by Robert Horsfield,. (n. d.).. 12mo. 6-5/16" x 4". 1st edition thus. "The Forty-Eighth Impression". 48 pp. T.p. & calendar with red accent printing.. Bound in period black, straight grain morocco with elaborate gilt decorated spine, and gilt tooled perimeter border to boards. AEG. Gilt edge dentelles. Marbled paper eps.. 1797 '2 pence' duty (?) stamp to t.p. A VG+ copy.. OCLC records just one institutional holding for this year. Bound with 7 other 1797 Almanacs, Tavistock Books' Inventory IDs 30512 - 30519; price is for the volume containing all 8 almanacks.

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        An Historical Account of the 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 Embassy and Voyage to China. Abridged principally from the Papers of Earl Macartney

      London.: Printed for John Stockdale.. 1797.. 2 folding maps, 30 copper engravings (including engraved title page), [8] + xv + 475pp + [7 pages including binder's instructions and single page publisher's advertisement]. Octavo. 20.3 x 12.4cm neat name of original owner (dated 1797) one blank, attractive marbled endpapers. Contemporary full calf binding, rebacked, extremities a little rubbed, a very nice clean copy. .

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        A CHART, ON MERCATOR'S PROJECTION Containing the Track and Soundings of the LION, the HINDOSTAN, and TENDERS, from TURON-BAY in COCHIN-CHINA to the mouth of the PEI-HO RIVER in the GULPH of PE-TCHE-LEE OR PEKIN.

      London. 1797 - Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Size: 52.5 x 74 cm. Very good condition; some stains to the margins not affecting the image. A Sketch of a Journey from Zhe-Hol in Tartary by land to Pekin and from thence by water to Hang-Tchoo-Foo in China. Engraved map from Sir George Leonard Staunton's "An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China".

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        A New Law Dictionary; Comprehending A General Abridgment of the Law

      2011. Marriott, William. A New Law Dictionary; Comprehending A General Abridgment of the Law, on a More Extensive Plan than has hitherto been attempted: Containing not only the Explanation of the Terms, but also the Law Itself, Both with Regard to Theory and Practice in which are Incorporated the Statutes and Adjudged Cases down to the Present Time. Including all the Acts Passed the Last Session of Parliament Essentially Useful to Barristers, Solicitors, Justices of the Peace, Attornies, Solicitors, Students in the Law, Clergymen, Merchants, Traders, Parish Officers of Every Denomination, &c. Originally published: London: Printed for W. and J. Stratford, 1797-98. 4 Volumes. 2,580 pp. Reprinted 2011 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. With a new introduction by Bryan A. Garner, President, LawProse, Inc. ISBN-13: 9781616190439. ISBN-10: 1616190434. Hardcover. New. * Reprint of the rare original edition. "This four-volume work was the culmination of an 18th-century bloodline that began in 1729 with the appearance of Giles Jacob's New Law-Dictionary, which appeared in 11 editions through 1782. Jacob started a new genre: the law dictionary that was also an "abridgement"--that is, an alphabetically arranged restatement of the whole law, subject by subject. (...) His four-volume set (as ultimately published) has remained one of the most obscure law dictionaries ever. Copies are extremely rare today: few libraries, even at the institutions that have specifically built up their holdings in law dictionaries, possess one. I, for example, was never able to examine a copy until the page proofs of this reprint were made available to me. My guess is that no more than 100 were printed. Fewer than a dozen copies are known to exist. The book has therefore received scant attention." --From the Introduction by Bryan A. Garner.

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        VOX STELLARUM: or, A Loyal ALMANACK for the Year of Human Redemption 1797: Being the First After Bissextile, or Leap-Year.

      Printed for the Company of Stationers; And Sold by Robert Horsfield, (n d), London: - llustrated with cuts. OCLC records just one institutional holding for this year. Bound with 7 other 1797 Almanacs, Tavistock Books' Inventory IDs 30512 - 30519; price is for the volume containing all 8 almanacks. 1797 '2 pence' duty (?) stamp to t.p. A VG+ copy. Bound in period black, straight grain morocco with elaborate gilt decorated spine, and gilt tooled perimeter border to boards. AEG. Gilt edge dentelles. Marbled paper eps. 12mo. 6-5/16" x 4". 1st edition thus. 48 pp. T.p. & calendar with red accent printing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Broadside. Begins: "Miguel la Grua y Talamanca y Branciforte ... Con fecha en San Lorenzo á 29 de Noviembre de ano proximo pasado se ha servido S. M. ... expedir la real cédula del tenor siguiente

      [Mexico City: No publisher/printer], 1797. Folio (43 cm; 17"). [1] f. Viceroy Branciforte promugates a royal decree concerning details as to religious groups' and individuals' being allowed (or not) to make wills or inherit; the decree reserves to civil authority the control of laws governing wills and inheritance. This is amplification of the "Nuevo Codigo de Leyes" and the "Pragmática Sanción" of 6 July 1792, and => WorldCat locates only one copy worldwide. Not in Medina, Mexico. One fold horizontally across center; a few creases and edges just a bit irregular. Very good condition.

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        The Complete Angler, or Contemplative Man's Recreation. ..With the Lives of the Authors, and Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory

      London: Printed for F. and C. Rivington -, 1797. Seventh (titled Sixth) Hawkins edition. 8vo. Illustrated with 3 plates of fishing tackle, 2 plates of music, 3 woodcuts in text. lxxvi, 264, xxxii, 112, [10] pp. Contemporary calf, rebacked, preserving original spine and red leather label. Half title present. Contemporary ownership signature. Occasional pencil notes, some rubbing. Coigney 16 . With the contemporary ownership signature of Lockhart Muirhead, who was Librarian of the University of Glasgow from 1795 to 1823, professor of Natural History, and the first Keeper of the Hunterian Museum, which was built in 1807 to house the collections bequeathed to the University by William Hunter, distinguished anatomist and Physician Extraordinary to Queen Charlotte

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        Anecdotes of the life of the Right Hon. William Pitt, Earl of Chatham . The sixth edition, corrected. [Compiled by John Almon.] - [Complete in 3 volumes]

      London : L. B. Seeley 1797 - Subjects; Great Britain - History, Military - 1789-1820. Peninsular War, 1807- 1814 - Campaigns - Netherlands - Zeeland. Chatham, John Pitt, Earl of, 1756-1835. Provenance; from the library of Eric George Hatfield Moody. Very good copies all in the original, full tree calf. Professionally and period-sympathetically re-backed with gilt-blocked titling and compartment ruling; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 0 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Anecdotes of the life of the Right Hon. William Pitt, Earl of Chatham ... The sixth edition, corrected. [Compiled by John Almon.] - [Complete in 3 volumes]"

      London : L. B. Seeley, 1797. 6th Edition. "Subjects; Great Britain - History, Military - 1789-1820. Peninsular War, 1807- 1814 - Campaigns - Netherlands - Zeeland. Chatham, John Pitt, Earl of, 1756-1835. " "Provenance; from the library of Eric George Hatfield Moody. Very good copies all in the original, full tree calf. Professionally and period-sympathetically re-backed with gilt-blocked titling and compartment ruling; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong."

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        VUE DE L'ÎLE STE Catherine.

      Paris. 1797 - Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Size: 40 x 25.5 cm. Very good condition. slight browing around edges but not effecting image. View of Brazil from the Voyages of La Perouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse.

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        AN HISTORICAL JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH CAMPAIGN ON THE CONTINENT, IN THE YEAR 1794; with the Retreat through Holland, in the year 1795

      Birmingham, printed for the author by Swinney & Hawkins, 1797.. FIRST EDITION, 1797, 4to, approximately 280 x 215 mm, 11 x 8¼ inches, large folding hand coloured map of the seat of war as frontispiece, 4 hand coloured folding plans, pages: x, 183, bound in full leather, ornate gilt borders to covers with floral motif at corners, rebacked with original backstrip laid on, gilt decoration to spine, gilt lettered morocco labels, gilt inner dentelles (turn ins), all edges gilt, original pink endpapers retained. Spine rubbed and slightly worn, a few hairline cracks and chips to date label, few slight indentations and light scratches to covers, corners slightly worn, shelf wear to edges, inner paper hinges neatly repaired with matching cloth, small grazed patch on front pastedown, slight foxing to title page and prelims, 8 pages heavily foxed in Book III, occasional pale brown spot to margins, contents otherwise very bright and clean, small closed edge tear to map and 2 plans, neatly repaired on reverse. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. Britain's part in the War of the First Coalition which represented the first major concerted effort of multiple European powers to contain Revolutionary France. Britain came into the war being waged by Austria, Prussia, Spain and others when Louis XVI was executed in 1793. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Makrojannis defending himself at the Piraeeus"

      Philhellenic: Munich H. Kohler c1835. Tinted lithograph, as issued, of Yannis Makriyannis from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez ,and below, sails and naval instruments. The image shows Makroyannis with knife in hand with a Turk at his mercy; in the background can be seen the Acropolis of Athens. Yannis Makriyannis 1797–1864. After Athens was captured by Ibrahim Pasha in June 1826, Makriyannis helped organise the defence of the Acropolis, and became the provisional commander of the garrison after the death of the commander, Yannis Gouras. He managed to repel a fierce assault against the Odeon of Herodes Atticus on 7 October, and during the defence of the Acropolis, he sustained heavy injures three times, to the head and to the neck.[2] These wounds troubled him for the remainder of his life, but they did not dissuade him from taking part in the last phase of the war: in the spring of 1827 he took part in the battles of Piraeus and the battle of Analatos. Image bright and clean; a few light spots to blank borders. Peter( Heinrich Lambert} von Hess 1792-1871, was a German painter, known for historic paintings, especially of the Napoleonic Wars and the Greek War of Independence. In 1833, at Ludwig's request, he accompanied Otto of Greece to the newly formed Kingdom of Greece, where at Athens he gathered materials for pictures of the war of liberation. He stayed nine months in Greece, interviewing heroes and eyewitnesses of the 1821 revolution. His first- hand knowledge of the heroes gives power to his work. He drew 39 historical persons The sketches which he then made were placed, forty in number, in the Pinakothek, after being copied in wax on a large scale by Nilsen, in the northern arcades of the Hofgarten at Munich, [sadly now destroyed]. It should be noted that Hess was not present during the Revolution; the paintings are representations of reported events. many are of Greek victories, or of heroic deaths of the Greek leaders. Not in Blackmer ,Droulia or Contominas. Philhellenic Yannis Makriyannis Battle of Piraeus

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        OLYMPIA DOMATA [Greek Text] or, An ALMANACK For the Year of Our Lord God 1797: Being the First After Bissextile, or Leap-Year, and from the World's Creation, 5801

      London:: Printed for the Company of Stationers; And Sold by Robert Horsfield,. (n. d.).. 12mo. 6-5/16" x 4". 1st edition thus. 48 pp. T.p. & calendar with red accent printing.. Bound in period black, straight grain morocco with elaborate gilt decorated spine, and gilt tooled perimeter border to boards. AEG. Gilt edge dentelles. Marbled paper eps.. 1797 '2 pence' duty (?) stamp to t.p. A VG+ copy.. OCLC records just one institutional holding for this year. Bound with 7 other 1797 Almanacs, Tavistock Books' Inventory IDs 30512 - 30519; price is for the volume containing all 8 almanacks. . llustrated with cuts.

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