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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 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        A Series of Poems Containing the Plaints, Consolations, and Delights of Achmed Ardebeili,

      Bristol, Bulgin and Rosser, London: J Cottle, CG and J Robinson, 1797 A Persian Exile, with notes historical and explanatory. In ugly modern red cloth. Spine, titles and tooling in gilt. Internally, new endpapers, title page with some light browning, sporadic foxing, [8], (xl), 276 pp. Long, interesting list of subscribers including Robert Southey. Rare and important. (ESTC T106291)Fox, poet and orientalist, whose weakness proved to be his eccentricity and a habit of working on ‘trivial and not very interesting matters’ (Hone, 1.762). See ODNB.

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        Costumes des habitans de la baie de Langle

      Paris., 1797. Size: 400 x 255 mm. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Very good condition. slight browing around edges but not effecting image. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Le Mongous. Buff. Lemur Mongoz. Linn

      Paris.. 1797-1800.. Color intaglio print with added handcolor, image approximately 14 1/2 x 9 inches on sheet size 20 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Scattered foxing, faint toning to edges; otherwise very good condition. An exquisitely detailed image of the Mongoose lemur. Plate 1re. from Histoire Naturelle des Singes et des Makis by Jean Baptiste Audebert, published between 1797-1800. This was Audebert's first individually issued publication, and he lavished attention on the plates which were printed with a color printing method he apparently devised, incorporating stipple engraving. S. Peter Dance notes in "The Art of Natural History" that "zoological art in France [had at this time] an overall uniformity and distinction that was not equalled elsewhere." .

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        Le Loris Grele. Geoffroy. Loris Gracilis

      Paris.. 1797-1800.. Color intaglio print with added handcolor, image approximately 14 1/2 x 9 inches on sheet size 20 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Light scattered foxing, faint toning to edges; otherwise very good condition. An exquisitely detailed image of a lemur. Plate 2 from Histoire Naturelle des Singes et des Makis by Jean Baptiste Audebert, published between 1797-1800. This was Audebert's first individually issued publication, and he lavished attention on the plates which were printed with a color printing method he apparently devised, incorporating stipple engraving. S. Peter Dance notes in "The Art of Natural History" that "zoological art in France [had at this time] an overall uniformity and distinction that was not equalled elsewhere." .

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        Le Galeopitheque roux. Galeopithecus Rufus

      Paris.. 1797-1800.. Color intaglio engraving with added handcolor, image approximately 14 1/2 x 9 inches on sheet size 20 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Light scattered foxing, faint toning to edges; otherwise very good condition. An exquisitely detailed image of a flying lemur. Marked at top right from Histoire Naturelle des Singes et des Makis by Jean Baptiste Audebert, published between 1797-1800. This was Audebert's first individually issued publication, and he lavished attention on the plates which were printed with a color printing method he apparently devised, incorporating stipple engraving. S. Peter Dance notes in "The Art of Natural History" that "zoological art in France [had at this time] an overall uniformity and distinction that was not equalled elsewhere." .

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        Le Tarsier. Buff. Tarsius Daubentonii. Geoffroy

      Paris.. 1797-1800.. Color intaglio print with added handcolor, image approximately 14 1/2 x 9 inches on sheet size 20 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Light scattered foxing, faint toning to edges; otherwise very good condition. An exquisitely detailed image of a tarsius monkey. Plate 1 from Histoire Naturelle des Singes et des Makis by Jean Baptiste Audebert, published between 1797-1800. This was Audebert's first individually issued publication, and he lavished attention on the plates which were printed with a color printing method he apparently devised, incorporating stipple engraving. S. Peter Dance notes in "The Art of Natural History" that "zoological art in France [had at this time] an overall uniformity and distinction that was not equalled elsewhere." .

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        Des Publius Virgilius Maro ländliche Gedichte ländliche Gedichte. Übersetzt und erklärt von Johann Heinrich Voss

      Altona, Hammerich 1797-1800.. 4 Bde. in 2 geb. gr.-8°. 534 S., 10 Bll., 1 mehrf. gef. Kupferkarte.; 2 Bll., 924 S., 28 Bll. (Register). HLdr. d. Zt. Berieb., Kanten bestoßen. - (Des Publius Virgilius Maro zehn erlesene Idyllen übersetzt und erklärt von Johann Heinrich Voss) Goed. IV/1,1071,26f. - Erste Gesamtausgabe der Voss'schen Vergil-Übersetzung in latein.-deutscher Parallelausgabe. Sie enthält in jeweils 2 Bänden Vergils Bucolicon in zehn erlesenen Idyllen und sein Gedicht über den Landbau Georgicon. Die Tafel zeigt die "Erdtafel des Eratosthenes" sowie kl. Erdkarten nach Geminus und Dionysius. Ohne d. lithogr. Taf.

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        Ländliche Gedichte. Uebersetzt und erklärt von Johann Heinrich Voss.

      Johann Friedrich Hammerich,, Altona, 1797 - 4 Bde. Altona, Johann Friedrich Hammerich, 1797-1800. 8°. Mit 1 gest. gef. Karte u. 1 lithogr. Tafel. Pappbde. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückenschild u. mont. Bibliotheksnummern (stärker berieben u. bestossen). WG 1542, 19. Zweisprachige, reich kommentierte Ausgabe des bekanntesten Homer-Uebersetzers. Enthält Vergils Werke"Bucolicon" (Zehn erlesene Idyllen) u. "Georgicon" (Landbau). Die Karte von C. Jäck zeigt die "Erotosthenische Erdtafel", die Tafel verschiedene Pflugformen. - Vorsätze mit kl., zur Hälfte getilgtem Eintrag von alter Hand. Durchgehend gebräunt. (stärker berieben u. bestossen). Pappbde. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückenschild u. mont. Bibliotheksnummern

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        Poems.

      Privately Printed, London 1797 - ".these poems from which it appears that 500 copies were printed, the major part of which were destroyed. `My only consolation is, (says the author) that the volume is exceedingly rare.'" Lowndes I, 642. Copper engraved vignette on title page. Viii, [2], 117pp, slim small 8vo, 3/4 tan calf, brown leather spine label, marbled boards, (lightly rubbed), t.e.g. London: Printed for the author, 1797. First Edition. Scarce. Very good (+). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Antiquities of England and Wales ( Complete in 8 Volumes ) ( Large Paper Copy )

      London: Hooper & Wigstead , 1797. Complete in 8 volumes. Large paper copy. Books measure 13 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches, ( 35x24.5mm ). Complete with eight engraved titles, 1 folding map, 635 engraved plates. Bound in full period calf, raised bands, gilt title lettering and gilt decoration within compartments, rule gilt lines and blind dentelles to board edges, marble endpapers, full marble edges. Calf rubbed, worn at tail of 4 spines, with wear loss, hinge joints worn or cracked, but all boards attached, although one is very loose. Generally bindings in good clean condition. Internally, some light to moderate spotting or browing throughout. Generally pages and plates in good clean condition. A very nice copy, in attractive period bindings. . New Edition. Very Good. Small Folio.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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