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        Six Letters on the subject of the Armed Yeomanry, addressed to the Rt. Hon. Earl Gower Sutherland, Colonel of the Staffordshire Volunteer Calvary. By Francis Percival Eliot, Major in the above Corps.

      London: Printed for the Author, 1797.. Engraved frontispiece and six folding plates. 8vo, pp.xvi:230:(1, errata), contemporary full calf with lettering piece; lower joint cracked, upper cover detached. Frontispiece trimmed by binder just into image on fore-edge. With the contemporary armorial bookplate of the Hon. Edward Monkton of Somerford Hall, Staffordshire on front pastedown and his signature on the title-page.

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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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        Moralisch-politischer Kurier.

      Blattgrösse: 27x20,5 cm. Plattengrösse: 21,5x16 cm. 8 n.n. Seiten Text und 24 Blatt Originalradierungen. In Losen Blättern, unbeschnitten. In neuer Leinwandkassette. 1.-6. Heft + Erklärungen. Lonchamp 862. - Walthard 50. - Originalausgabe der wichtigsten Folge politischer Karikaturen Berns. Erschien in 6 Heften zu 4 Darstellungen. Die Erklärungen zu Heft 1 - 4 wurden beigegeben. Die Erklärungen zu Heft 5 und 6 erschienen im "Berner Tagebuch", Band III, S. 144. - Dunker hat in seinen Karikaturen die wichtigsdten Ereignisse der bewegten Jahre 1797 und 1798 festgehalten und kommentiert. Die ersten 4 Folgen widmeten sich den aktuellen Fragen zur internationalen Lage, vor allem der Krieg in Italien und die Politik Napoleons wurden kommentiert. Themen aus der Schweiz wurden durch die Zensur konsquent verhindert. Die 5. und 6. Folge sind dann aber fast ausschliesslich der Schweiz und vor allem dem Untergang Berns gewidmet. Das wohl schönste Blatt der 6 Folgen ist die Darstellung der Montgolfière, die über der Stadt Bern und dem Münster schwebt. Ob der Ballon die Freiheit bringt oder mit ihr davonschwebt? - Vollständig umbeschnittene Blätter. Die einzelnen Folgen zeitgenössisch mit Bindfaden zusammengeheftet. Wenige Blätter leicht angestaubt. - Eine ausführliche Erklärung der 24 Blätter von François de Capitaini liegt in Kopie bei, ebenso eine ungedruckte Denkschrift von Balthasar Anton Dunker aus dem Jahre 1799 über die Aufgaben des Künstlers in einer freien Gesellschaft, geschrieben für Philipp Albrecht Stapfer, Minister der Künste und der Wissenschaften der Regierung der Helvetik. [2 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Herzensergiessungen eines kunstliebenden Klosterbruders.

      8°. 275 S. Mit einem gestochenen Portrait in Punktiermanier in Braundruck. Pappband der Zeit mit rotem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung.. Goedeke VI,46,5. und VI,36,36. - Borst 797. - Deneke 1011. - Erste Ausgabe. - Eine der wichtigsten Veröffentlichungen der Frühromantik zur Kunst. - Das Porträt mit dem Bildnis Raphaels. - Papier durchgehend gleichmässig gebräunt, vereinzelt stockfleckig. Vorsatz mit längerer handschriftlichen Gedichtabschrift Tiecks von fremder Hand an Wackenroder. Einband leicht beschabt und bestossen.

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        Konvolut von 32 Blatt. 1689, 1691, 1704, 1712, 1717, 1718, 1722, 1723, 1754, 1755, 1757, 1758, 1763, 1764, 1765, 1767, 1768, 1770, 1771, 1772, 1774, 1775, 1776, 1777, 1778, 1781, 1783, 1792, 1793, 1793, 1796, 1797.

      Lose Blatt, Teilweise fingerfleckig, stockfleckig, wenige Blätter am Rande eingerissen, ein Bl. (1691) knapp beschnitten (Textverlust) Kupfertafeln von Johannes Meyer, Johann Melchior Füssli, J. Rod. Holzhalb, J. B. Bullinger. - Die Gesellschaft der Constaffler gab von 1689-1798 Neujahrsblätter (Einblattdrucke) heraus. Themen: Artillerie, Exerzieren, Manöver im Feld, Festungswesen, Schiesslehre, Geschütze, Zeughauswesen, Pulverherstellung - häufig in Verbindung mit zürcherischen Ansichten.

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        The Seasons, by... Thomson. Illustrated with engravings by ... Bartolozzi... and ... Tomkins ... from original pictures painted for the work by W. Hamilton

      London: printed for P.W. Tomkins, 1797. Folio. (18 x 14 7/8 inches). Half- title, 5 section titles, 5pp. subscribers' list. Stipple engraved emblematic frontispiece by Tomkins, 6 stipple engraved plates (2 by Bartolozzi, 4 by Tomkins), 4 vignette stipple engraved illustrations by Tomkins, 10 stipple-engraved head or tailpieces (4 by Bartolozzi, 6 by Tomkins), all after William Hamilton, engraved dedication leaf. Contemporary blue straight-grained morocco gilt, covers with wide decorative neo-classical border made up from fillets, a 'drawer-handle' roll and a swag and stylized flower head roll, spine in seven compartments with double raised bands, the bands highlighted by rules and roll tools, lettered in the second compartment, the seventh compartment with onlaid label tooled in gilt with two armorial crests (one of the Peters family, the other unidentified), the remaining compartments with repeat decoration of a centrally-placed tool of two birds perched on a bow with crossed arrows behind them, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, edges with alternate bands of gilding and blue staining. A de luxe edition of Thomson's hugely popular poem, with stipple-engravings from two of the greatest engravers of their time, and in a magnificent contemporary binding Thomson's paean to the countryside and the simple country life is now seen as a precursor of the romantic movement in English poetry, as exemplified by Wordsworth and Coleridge. The present edition, published the year before the appearance of the Lyrical Ballads, is perhaps the most luxurious edition of The Seasons ever published. Abbey Life 252; Brunet V, 836; Cohen/de Ricci p.992; Lowndes IV, p.2671

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        A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, and the Arts: Illustrated with Engravings. 2 volumes.

      London: G. G. and J. Robinson, 1797-1799.. 4to. (10 x 8.5 inches). Volume 1: pp.xxviii + 600 + (2) (plates). Volume 2: pp.xxiii + 564. 49 engraved plates, 2 of them folding (those in volume 1 stained to the fore-edge, affecting the images). Contemporary tree calf, spines gilt, rubbed, with upper cover of volume 1 stained. A few wormholes at the end of volume 2. Index at end of vol. 2 for both volumes. Much of the paper in vol. 2 is slightly blue in tone. O/w contents clean and bright. Paper crisp. No foxing. Binding tight and square. Vol. 1: April 1797 to March 1798. Vol. 2: April 1798 to March 1799. A better than Very Good set.

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        History of British Birds. The Figures Engraved on wood by... The History and Description of Land Birds. ...Water Birds.

      Newcastle: Printed by Sol. Hodgson, for Beilby & Bewick [&] Printed by Edward Walker, for T. Bewick, 1797 [but 1798], 1804.. Two volumes, second edition of volume I and first edition of volume II, demy 8vo. 445 wood engraved illustrations, marbled endpapers and edges, some occasional foxing. Old signature to titles, attractive ownership inscription of Charlotte Dolben, 1812, to front blanks in both volumes, bookplate removed from both paste downs and replaced with a simple booklabel, bookseller's ticket (Deck, Bury) to the paste down in volume I. Contemporary tree calf, gilt borders, corners a little worn, sympathetically rebacked, an attractive set. Roscoe 15e and 17d, variant F. The vignette at p285 in volume I has not been censored.

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        DICTIONNAIRE ELEMENTAIRE DE BONTANIQUE, OU EXPOSITION PAR ORDRE ALPHAB

      1797. BULLIARD, Pierre. DICTIONNAIRE ELEMENTAIRE DE BONTANIQUE, OU EXPOSITION PAR ORDRE ALPHABETIQUE, DES PRECEPTES DEL LA BONTANIQUE, ET DE TOUS LES TERMES, TANT FRANCOIS QUE LATINS, CONSACRES A L'ETUDE DE CETTE SCIENCE. Paris, Desray, 1797. Second Edition. Folio. xii, 242, [8] pp. 10 engraved plates, 9 of which are colored. Coloring appears to be a mixture of hand and printed. Rebound to period in 1/4 calf and marble boards. Faint library stamps to title page, yet a lovely copy. (Hunt 667; Pritzel 1355).

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        Tvänne resor från Ostindien till Americas nordvästra kust, åren 1786, 1788 och 1789. Sammandrag utur engelska originalet.

      Sthlm, J. S. Ekmansson, 1797. 8:o. (12),404 s. Trevligt samtida marmorerat skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg, ljusbrun titeletikett av glättad papp och helt guldsnitt. Guldpräglade pärmbårder och inre denteller. Ryggen ngt blekt. Främre pärmen har ett ytligt maskangrepp nedtill. Titelbladet har dels en gammal namnteckning och dels en som är överstruken med bläckkludd. Bra inlaga med endast spridda småfläckar. Med P. R. Sandwells exlibris.. Sabin A dictionary of books relating to America 47265. Översatt och med förord av Samuel Ödmann från originalet, "Voyages made in the years 1788 and 1789, from China to the north west coast of America". Meares arbete är en viktig tidig beskrivning rörande Amerikas västkust i allmänhet och Alaska i synnerhet

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        Tvänne resor från Ostindien till Americas nordvästra kust, åren 1786, 1788 och 1789.

      Sammandrag utur Engelska originalet [av Samuel Ödmann]. Tryckt i Stockholm 1797, hos Kamereraren J. S. Ekmanson, på Bokhandl. Mag. I. Utters Förlag. [12],404 sidor. Senare ljusbrunt halvfranskt band med upphöjda bind, dekorativ präglad förgylld ryggdekor, svart ryggtitelfält med förgylld titel och randdekor och röda snitt. [18x11 cm]. Titelbladet med mågot mörknade hörn. Trevligt exemplar.. John Meares [1736?-1809]. Originaltitel: "Voyages made in the years 1788 and 1789, from China to the north west coast of America [London 1790]". Översatt och företal av Samuel Ödmann [1750-1829]. Meares' arbete är en av de viktigaste tidiga böckerna rörande Amerikas västkust i allmänhet och Alaska i synnerhet

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        Observations and experiments on the colour of blood.

      PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, complete volume 87 (1797): pp416-431. With: Cruikshank, William Cumberland (1745-1800) Experiments in which, on the third day after impregnation, the ova of rabbits were found in the fallopian tubes; and on the fourth day after impregnation in the uterus itself; with the first appearance of the foetus. Ibid. 197-214. Folding plate. With: Wollaston, William Hyde (1766-1828). On gouty and urinary concretions. In: ibid.: 386-400. Whole volume, 4to. vi, [2], 546, [6], 26pp. 12 folding plates, late 19thC morocco-backed cloth, small neat uninked embossed library name on title and occasionally elsewhere, London: Peter Elmsly [for Royal Society], 1797. First Editions. Garrison-Morton 863.1 (Wells); 1218 (Cruikshank); 4282 (Wollaston). Wells was an American-born physician who received his medical training at the University of Edinburgh and spent most of his adult life in London, where he practiced medicine and performed scientific research in a number of areas. In the present paper Wells demonstrated that the colouring matter in blood is not iron but a complex organic substance; this was later identified as haematin, an iron compound responsible for haemoglobin's oxygen-carrying properties. Wells also made significant contributions to our understanding of binocular vision, and outlined a theory of natural selection prior to Darwin. Cruikshank's experiments, undertaken to confirm de Graaf's theories on generation in the rabbit, were undertaken in 1778 but not reported to the Royal Society until nearly 20 years later. Repeating de Graaf's experiments a total of 29 times, Cruikshank was able to show "that the ovum is formed in, and comes out of, the ovarium after conception. It then passes down the fallopian tube, in which it is sometimes retained and prevented from entering the uterus. A successful passage to the uterus takes four days. De Graaf did not see the foetus until the tenth day, whereas Cruikshank saw it on the eighth; and de Graaf only observed one ovum, while Cruikshank observed twenty-eight. By means of these experiments Cruikshank was able to throw some light on human reproduction, particularly on the causes of extrauterine pregnancies" (DSB). Wollaston's paper "showed that, in addition to stones consisting of uric acid, renal calculi might also consist of calcium phosphate, magnesium, ammonium phosphate, and calcium oxalate, or a mixture of these" (G-M). 33818

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        ENQUIRER

      1797. Very Good. GODWIN, William. THE ENQUIRER. Reflections on education, manners, and literature. In a series of essays. London: G. G. and J. Robinson, 1797. First edition. Octavo. xii,481 pp., + [1] errata. Contemporary calf, morocco label at spine. Ink ownership at front pastedown. Text is clean despite occasional, light soiling in margins and faint dampstaining at the bottom edge of the last few leaves. The binding is solid but quite worn looking; it is scuffed all over and rubbed at joints, with corners bumped, upper joint starting, and shallow loss at crown. Nonetheless, it is a very good copy overall. As the title indicates, this volume is a collection of essays, written in a discursive and conversational tone, covering a variety of topics: "Awakening the Mind," "Early Taste for Reading," "Riches and Poverty," ""Difference in Opinion," etc.

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        Enquirer

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

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        A History of Inventions and Discoveries. Translated from the German, by William Johnston.

      4 volumes, 8vo, 1 leaf, pp. ii (contents), (v)-xii, 488; 2 leaves, pp. 443; 2 leaves, pp. 491; pp. iv, 682. Contemporary calf, spines gilt with red and blue morocco labels, sides panelled in gilt, blue edges, marbled endpapers (joints of volumes 1 and 4 very carefully repaired, upper joint of volumes 2 and 3 just cracking). Armorial bookplate of Thomas Munro on front pastedowns. Dampstain at the bottom of a dozen leaves in volume 1, otherwise a very good set.

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        THE NAVAL GAZETTEER or SEAMAN'S COMPLETE GUIDE .Containing Full and Accurate Account, Alphabetically Arranged, of the Sevral Coasts of all The Countries and Islands in The Known World

      Boston, Mass. USA: W. Spotswood & J. Nancrede, 1797 Book. Illus. by Various Map Makers. Very Good. Full-Leather. 1st. American Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1st. Edition USA 1797 . 1st. Printing , Walnut brown leather with gilded letters on the spine. Volume 1 , 536 page book with 11 fold out maps . Both volume have been rebound with new leather and blank end papers , aging and light staining on some pages and maps. Volume 2 , 573 page book with 5 fold out maps and errata at back page with directions to the binder for placing the charts with a list of books by the publisher Joseph Nancrede. Condition : Very Good ( see Image ) . Note no international sale..

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        No. 402: Polynemus Paradiseus / Der Paradiesfisch / Le Poisson Paradis / The Fish of Paradise.

      Handcoloured engraving. Ca. 1797. 16,5 x 34 cm.. Bloch (1723-99), a German physician from Berlin. Bloch was one of the earliest students of fish to publish a series of fish prints, and his work remained a primary source for the next century. Nissen 416

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        HESIODI ASCAEI (latinis versibus espressa atque illustrata), Parma, Ex Regio Typographio, 1797

      21 x 29, buona ril. coeva mz. pelle con titolo in oro su tassello al dorso, interno buono, tagli in giallo, 2cc+ pp. 279. Medaglione inciso al frontespizio di Bernardo Zamagna ragusino. Versione in lingua latina del famoso testo (Brooks 689)

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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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        Dissertatio de canalibus et cataractis in Svecia generatim, speciatim vero Strömsholmensibus [and] Afhandling om Strömsholms Canal och Slusswärk.

      Upsaliae / Upsala. Litteris Joh. Fr. Edman, reg. Acad. Typogr / Tryckt hos Joh. Fr. Edman, Kongl. Acad. Boktr. 1797. 4:o. 20,5 x 17 cm. Both the latin and the swedish treatsie present. Latin text: Title (in latin) + (4 pp. dedication in swedish) + 6 pp. (in latin). Swedish text: 36 pp. (including title) + (4 pp.) + folding table + large folding map, 25 x 147,5 cm unfolded. Both treatsies are complete. Newly attached blue/grey cover paper. A couple of map folds with minor repairs. Very nice condition.. A description of the history, construction and economy of the Strömsholms canal, completed in 1796. The tables describes what was shipped on the canal and at what prices etc. The tables also list the shareholders and how much capital they had invested. The map shows the entire length of the canal and its locks as well as some profiles. The map was engraved by Erik Åkerland a very skilled and productive engraver, pupil of Per Floding. At some point this copy seems to have been assembled by joining the latin and the swedish treatsies and then wrapped them in a blue/grey contemporary paper. Both the present treatsies are printed on thin paper, but they were also published on fine paper. At least the swedish fine paper edition is often seen with very large margins. The swedish fine paper edition also has a different title page, containing the authors name. The present thin paper treatsie copy do not have the name at the title. The present copy has the swedish dedication contained within the latin text, The copy in the swedish royal library has the same set up. Scarce

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        Works of Tobias Smollett With Memoirs of His Life to which is prefixed a view of the commencement and progress of romance, by John Moore. M.D. - Extra Illustrations by Cruikshank.

      London: Printed for B. Law. J Johnson. C Dilly. etc, 1797. First collected edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Cruikshank. Eight volume complete set in fine half calf leather signed bindings by Morrell. Engraved frontispiece portrait by J. Holloway in Volume I. This is an extra-illustrated edition with 19 added plates by Cruikshank. Armorial bookplates of Charles Clarke. All edges gilt. Slight edge wear.

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        Inledning til kännedom af fäderneslandets antiquiteter af N.

      H. Sjöborg. Lund, J. Lundblad, 1797. 8:o. Grav. titel.+ (8),+ 236 s.+ 5 grav. utvikbara planscher. Genomgående fläckig, ställvis hårt som på sid. 182, 186-188, och med en genomgående liten fuktrand i övre marginal. Sammanbunden med: (MODEER, Adolph.) Inledning til närmare kunskap om swenske mynt och skådepenningar: Från början och intil dess swenska spiran lemnades af konung Håkan Magnusson. Lund, Joh. Lundblad, 1796. 8:o. 36,+ 328 s. Ett sista blad saknas. Titelsidan med inklistrad grav. vinjett. Genomgående fläckig och med fortsatt fuktrand i övre marginal. Bläckrättelser och -fläckar, fulare på sid 187-193, 239-242. Sammanbunden med: POUGENS, Charles. Essai sur les antiquités du Nord, et les anciennes langues septentrionales, par Charles Pougens. Paris, Charles Pougens, 1797. 8:o. 16,13-28,37-51 s. Fläckig och med avtagande fuktrand i övre marginal. Sammanbunden med: (THAM, Pehr.) Bref til herr lector Luth i Skara, innehållande några anledningar, att i wår nordiska historia äro flere misstag; samt angående wåra westgöthiska monumenter och antiquiteter, af T. [=Rubrik.] + Andra... + Tredje... + Fjerde brefvet. Följetong i "Bihang til Skara stifts-tidningar", 1794, nr: 41-42, 44-45, 47, 49-52, 6-8, 10-14. (Skara, F. J. Leverentz, 1794.) 8:o. (19); (16); (14); (18) s. Bläcktillskrifter. Samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind och beige titeletikett med titeln "Svenska antiquiteter". L. F. Rääfs exlibris och densammes innehållsförteckning i bläck skriven på frampärmens insida. Fint samlingsband med fyra skrifter rörande Sveriges forntid. Sjöborgs "Inledning..." är hans viktigaste antikvariska arbete. Den följdes av "Försök till nomenklatur ..." (1815), men det är det första som är pionjärverket och den första svenska handboken i arkeologi. Mindre viktig är Modeers mynthistoria, vilken är ett omfattande, men redan under samtiden kritiserat arbete, inledd med Odens mynt. Hans egen stora myntsamling hamnade till stor i Härnösands gymnasium. Charles Pougens arbete är i första upplagan. En ny upplaga utkom 1799. Lundstedt I, 315, för Tham, är något oklar rörande antal bihang med brev till Luth, medan KB anger 21 stycken uppdelade på 5 serier. Här återfinns 17 stycken, uppdelade på fyra serier. Det första brevet i fem stycken bihang, andra brevet i fyra, tredje i fyra och fjärde i fyra. Det fjärde brevet påbörjas dock i mitten av tredje delens sista häfte. 1795 utkom även "Femte brefvet til hr. lector Luth Om Hialmars saga på runska och dess trovärdighet", även det uppdelat på fyra bihang. I dessa brev till historielektorn i Skara, Pehr Luth, utvecklar västgötarudbeckianen Pehr Tham till Dagsnäs sina tankar om Västergötland som rikets hjärta och dess företräde framför Uppland och Sveland, vilka utgör grunden för sentida förespråkare för detsamma i den s.k. "Västgötaskolan"

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        Läsning i blandade ämnen.

      N:o 1-50. Första-femte årgången. Sthlm, H. A. respektive A. J. Nordström, 1797-1801. 8:o. (4),102 + (2),182 + (2),107 + (2),157,(1) + (2),176,(4) + (4),138,(2) + (2),205,(1) s. & 1 utvikbar tryckt tabell + (2),188 + (2),190 + (2),89,(4) + (4),135,(1) + (2),116,(1) + (2),157 + (2),120 + (2),151,(1 blank,10) s. & 1 utvikbar grav. karta + (2),215 s. & 1 utvikbar tryckt tabell + (2),131,(5) + (4),207 + (2),183,(1) s. & 1 utvikbar tryckt tabell + (2),218 + (2),144,(4) + (6),449,(1) s. & 2 utvikbara tryckta tabeller & 3 utvikbara grav. plr. Sju samtida ngt nötta hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerade ryggar och ljusbruna titeletiketter samt ovala nummerskyltar. Det första bandet, som innehåller nr 1-8, avviker från de övriga på så sätt att nummerskylten är placerad omedelbart under titeletiketten och att snitten är rödstänkta i motsats till de övriga som har gula snitt. Dessutom är detta band påfallande mer nött och ryggen mörkare än de övriga. Det sjätte bandets övre snitt med en fläck. Första bandets försättsblad med en gammal anteckning och samtliga band med författarnamnen till respektive artikel skrivna i den nedre marginalen. Inlagorna är genomgående lite småfläckiga och med en del mindre revor i marginalerna och några avrivna hörn. Genomgående med sporadiska marginalanteckningar och förstrykningar. Några sidor är nästan loss i häftningen och tråkiga fläckar på s. 71-72 (i nr 11, 12 & 13), 11-14 (i nr 14 & 15), 69-72 (i nr 19-20) och 145-48 (i nr 39, 40 & 41) samt med kaksmulor i den inre marginalen på s. 32-33 (i nr 23 & 24). Gamla lagningar i övre marginalen på s. 3 (i nr 25 & 26) och på s. 1 (i nr 29, 30 & 31). Med Arvid Erikssons exlibris.. Lundstedt 330 b. Samtliga nummer ovanligt nog i första upplagan. Föregicks av Adlersparres "Läsning för landtmän" 1795-96. Innehållet är en blandning av vitterhet, lanthushållning, ekonomi, juridik, filosofi och politik. Bland medarbetarna återfanns Adlerbeth, Franzén, Gyllenborg, Järta, Oxenstierna och den flitige bidragsgivaren Leopold. Här trycktes även texter av och om Kant, Gibbon, De Lolme och inte minst Adam Smith som med nio översatta texter gjordes bekant för den svenska allmänheten. Utförligt och illustrerat med en karta presenteras Rutger Macklean och hans omdaningsarbeten på Svaneholm

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        N:o 1-50.

      Första-femte årgången. Stockholm, H. A. resp. A. J. Nordström, 1797-1801. 8:o. (4),+ 102; (2),+ 182; (2),+ 107; (2),+ 157,+ (1); (2),+ 176,+ (4); (4),+ 138,+ (2); (2),+ 205,+ (1) s.+ utvikbar tryckt tabell; (2),+ 188 + (1); (2),+ 190; (2),+ 89,+ (4); (4),+ 135,+ (1); (2),+ 116,+ (1); (2),+ 157; (2),+ 120; (2),+ 151,+ (11) s.+ utvikbar grav. karta; (2),+ 215 s.+ utvikbar tryckt tabell; (2),+ 131,+ (5); (4),+ 207; (2),+ 183,+ (1) s.+ utvikbar tryckt tabell; (2),+ 218; (6),+ 144; (6),+ 449,+ (1) s.+ 2 utvikbara tryckta tabeller,+ 3 utvikbara grav. planscher. Enstaka småfläckar, sista bladet i del 17 något löst, en av planscherna fläckig. Något nötta uniforma samtida hfrbd, guldornerade ryggar och röda titeletiketter. 10 volymer. Första och andra volymen med liten skada på övre kapitäl. De tre sista banden aningen senare. Samtliga volymer med ett äldre blindpressat exlibris, med det svenska riksvapnet, med en medeltida kämpa på vardera sidan, under en banderoll med runor. Lundstedt 330b. Samtliga nummer i första upplagan. Komplett svit av Georg Adlersparre viktiga ekonomisk tidskrift. Den föregicks av hans "Läsning för landtmän", som utkom 1795-96. Innehållet är en blandning av vitterhet, lanthushållning, ekonomi, juridik, filosofi och politik. Bland medarbetarna återfanns Adlerbeth, Franzén, Gyllenborg, Järta, Oxenstierna och Leopold. Här trycktes även texter av och om Kant, Gibbon, De Lolme och Adam Smith. Karta n hör till en presentation av Rutger Macklean och hans omdaningsarbeten på Svaneholm

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        Ricerche Storiche di Mantova estese da Francesco Tonelli mantovano per servir di continuazione a quelle gia pubblicate dal medesimo. (and) Ricerche Storiche per servire di continuazione a quelle gia pubblicate dal medesimo incominciando con l'anno 1601. a tutto l'anno 1700. 2 vols.

      Mantova, Alberto Pazzoni, 1797-1800. Large 4to. Contemp. hvellum and contemp. boards. A tear to first volume at upper hinge. 520,36;(2),364,20,(2) pp. With folded genealogical tables. in vol. I

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        EPISCOPATUS CURIENSIS IN RHAETIA SUB METROPOLI MOGUNTINA. Chronologice ac Diplomatice illustratus.

      In-8 (mm. 225x195), p. pelle bazana coeva, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro su due tasselli, pp. (2),VIII,XXX,368. Unito: "Codex Probationum ad Episcopatum Curiensem ex praecipuis documentis omnibus ferme ineditis collectus", pp. 204,(2). "Rarissima edizione originale". L'A., "Ambrosius Eichhorn (1758-1820) Presbyteri Congregationis S. Blasii", illustra in quest'opera i vescovi e gli abati che si sono succeduti in Svizzera, dalle origini del cristianesimo fino al XVIII secolo. Con lievi aloni e fiorit. ma complessivam. buon esemplare.

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        Pescagioni del Conte della Torre Cesare Gaetani de' Marchesi di Sortino, Diputato ai Regj Studj, Custode del Fonte d'Aretusa, e suoi Agricoltori, Pastori e Pescatori Aretusini.

      Siracusa, Stamperia Vescovile, e Senatoria di D. Francesco Maria Pulejo, 1797. Con Approvazione. In 8vo, 1 c.b., front. privo di qualsiasi marca o fregio editoriale (quasi si trattasse di un ante litteram), segue pagina di dedica a "Maria di Uomo e di Dio Vergine Madre. A Te Stella del Mare Mattutina queste Mie Pescagioni Ossequiosamente Offro e Consagro. Preghiera al Glorioso Martire S. Agapeno", p. XVI (con la suddetta dedica, la Prefazione e l'Indice degli Idilli), 336 (che iniziano con l'Idillio I, "La Pesca Secca", all'interno del quale si trova l'unica carta del volume (con bella filigrana ma non identificata), incisa in rame in b/n e pi? volte ripiegata, dedicata alla Grandezza del Cavalier Pierantonio Gaetani, con la pianta della tonnara di Fontanebianche e dieci voci in didascalia, 1 c. b., leg. orig. in carta decorata ai piatti (tipo remondiniano). Cesare Gaetani, conte della Torre (Siracusa, 1718 - 1805), comp? gli studi nel Collegio dei Gesuiti a Palermo, coltivando gli studi sacri, la poesia, le lettere e la storia della patria. Fu uomo cortese con tutti, anche con quelli di umili condizioni. Gi? nel 1748 diede alla luce un volume, col titolo "Dissertazione sull'origine apostolica della Chiesa Siracusana". Ricco di amor patrio, studiava edifici, iscrizioni greche, vasi, lucerne e altri oggetti antichi. I letterati e i viaggiatori stranieri si rivolgevano a lui per la visita dei monumenti e si tenevano con lui in corrispondenza, come si sa da un grosso zibaldone contenente le lettere indirizzategli dallo Swinburn, dal conte di Borch, dal Torremuzza, dal Villabianca, dallo Schiavo, dall'Amico, da Hamilton, da Francesco Danieli, da Pietro Napoli Signorelli, dai quali documenti si evince pure che per tutto il suo impegno egli riscosse sempre molti elogi. Fin da giovane fece parte dell'Accademia Aretusea, fondata nel 1753, della quale fu attivo custode. Nel 1758, pubblic? in versi italiani le "Odi" di Anacreonte, e nel 1776 tradusse Teocrito, sempre in rime. Nel 1768, in seguito alla soppressione dei gesuiti, fu nominato direttore delle scuole, del collegio e del convitto dei nobili giovanetti, nonch? custode della ricca libreria, che per ordine superiore, fu poi trasportata a Catania. Egli riusc? a salvare qualche volume, che insieme con tutti i suoi libri don? in seguito alla biblioteca del vescovo Alagona. Avendo fatto studiare ai suoi alunni il "De Officiis" di Cicerone, concep? il disegno di un poema didascalico, intitolato "I doveri dell'uomo", che diede alle stampe nel 1790. Dal 1749 fino quasi alla fine del secolo, compose molti drammi sacri, che, musicati, vennero rappresentati per la festa annuale di S. Lucia, per la Madonna dei Poveri e in altre religiosit?; tradusse in versi italiani l'omelia di Natale di S. Leone Magno; pubblic?, sempre in versi italiani, seguendo il testo ebraico, una bella parafrasi del salmo novantasette. Per incarico del Senato e con l'aiuto di Tommaso Gargallo, mise ordine alle vecchie pergamene che si conservavano nel palazzo comunale; tale fatica gli fu di stimolo per compilare gli "Annali di Siracusa", in tre volumi, che cominciano dal 1080, quando vennero in Sicilia i re normanni, e terminano nel 1800; questi suoi annali sono rimasti manoscritti e si custodiscono nella Biblioteca Arcivescovile Alagoniana (diede alle stampe un solo capitolo, che riguarda il periodo della Camera Reginale). Fu l'abate Giuseppe Capodieci, che frequentava la casa del Gaetani, che prese l'idea e ampliandola fu lui a scrivere, in grossi volumi, gli "Annali di Siracusa", dalla fondazione della citt? all'anno 1810. Tutti gli anni, durante il periodo della pesca, il Gaetani si recava nella sua tonnara di Fontane Bianche, trascorrendo il tempo coi suoi libri, con la ciurma marinaresca e coi pochi amici che andavano a visitarlo. L? prepar? "Le Pescagioni", questo libro contenente 25 idilli, che diede alle stampe nel 1797, e che fu molto lodato dai letterati del tempo. Altri 17 idilli rimasero inediti. La Fonte Aretusa ? uno specchio d'acqua nell'isola di Ortigia, nella parte pi? antica di Siracusa, luogo di incontro tra realt? e leggenda, uno dei pi? bei monumenti della citt?. Presenta una forma circolare doppia, con all'interno una struttura circolare, ovvero un doppio cerchio concentrico. Distante pochi chilometri da Siracusa, la spiaggia di Fontane Bianche si presenta con spiagge bianche lambite da un mare cristallino. Un solo esemplare censito da iccu e presente alla Biblioteca Provinciale Scipione e Giulio Capone di Avellino, quindi molto raro. Esemplare molto ben restaurato e ripulito dai leggeri aloncini di umido alle primissime carte, dello sporco ai tagli delle pagine, e leggermente rifilato fino a togliere la parte con segni di bruniture che erano all'angolo inferiore destro. Restano solo dei piccolissimi lavori di tarlo al margine interno bianco di pochissime carte, peraltro assai marginoso e in bella impressione.

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        The AMERICAN GAZETTEER. Exhibiting, in Alphabetical Order, A Much More Full and Accurate Account, Than has been Given, of the States, Provinces, Counties, Cities, Towns,Villages, Rivers, Bays, Harbours, Gulfs, Sounds, Capes, Mountains, Forts, Indian Tribes, & New Discoveries on the American Continent, Also of the West-India Islands, and Other Islands Appendant to the Continent, and those Newly Discovered in the Pacific Ocean [etc. etc.] ; with a Particular Description of the Georgia Western Territory. The Whole Comprising Upwards of Seven Thousand Distinct Articles. Illustrated with Seven New and Neat Maps

      Boston:: At the Presses of S. Hall and Thomas & Andrews, and sold by E. Larkin, and the other Booksellers in Boston,. 1797.. 8vo. Bound in 4s. 8-3/4" x 5-1/4". 1st edition (Evans 32509; Howes M-389; Sabin 50923). viii, [619] pp.. Bound in modern brown full calf in a period style with gilt spine lettering. Original eps retained.. Binding: Fine. Text block: Usual browning & foxing to paper;. short vertical tear along fold of "Northern Part of US" map [other. maps intact & quite nice]. Overall, Very Good.. Illustrated with 7 maps (6 folding).

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        Bref under resor i Sverige.

      Sthlm, Kumblinska tryckeriet, 1797. 4:o. XIV,220,(4) s. & 10 grav. plr. Med grav. titelvinjett och 24 gravyrer i texten. Praktfullt blått marokängbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg och helt guldsnitt, guldpräglade och blindpräglade pärmbordurer samt breda inre denteller (Bernh. Andersson, 1927). Bandet inlagt i en ngt nött blåmarmorerad och fodrad pappkassett. Inlagan med sporadiska småfläckar och understrykningar av ortnamn. Lite småsolkig i övre marginalen på s. 113 och en gammal lagning på s. 147, även denna i övre marginalen. Fuktfläckar i övre marginalen på s. 191-94 och en liten solkfläck på s. 215-17 i nedre marginalen. Några plr lätt lagerfläckiga t.ex. vid s. 98, 142 och 198. Med Axel Rydén j:ors grav. exlibris.. Bring Itineraria svecana 251. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 6431. Den första av affärsmannen, riksheraldikern, konstnären och författaren Jonas Carl Linnerhielms (1758-1829) tre utgivna resebeskrivningar. Han kan med sina resebeskrivningar ses som en svensk representant för den pittoreska reseskildringen, "la voyage pittoresque". Linnerhielm skriver bl.a. "Jag har rest för att se mitt fädernesland: se det; icke forska; och jag har skrifvit hvad jag sett." Hans resor genom Sverige gick från gods till gods och företogs 1787-1807. Teddy Brunius har skrivit att "Linnerhielm sökte sig till landskap, och han betraktar de utvalda landskapen, vilka mestadels är kulturlandskapets odlade mark, som bilder. Täckheten, det måleriska, det pittoreska skildras, men han karaktäriserar också godsens arkitektur och omgivningar." Bland de internationella förebilderna märks S. Gessner, som Linnerhielm beundrade djupt. Linnerhielm var god vän med C. C. Gjörwell och en tid förlovad med dennes dotter Gustafva Eleonora. Han blev sedermera riksheraldiker och kansliråd. I den första resebeskrivningen ingår 34 linjeetsningar. Gunnar Brusewitz har bl.a. i "Resa i tid och rum" skrivit om Linnerhielm: "Under flitigt kringkuskande i landet var han ständigt sysselsatt med att kritiskt värdera landskapets skönhetsvärden. Han bokstavligt talat 'recenserade' den syd- och mellansvenska naturen, som om den skapats av någon som kunde tillrättavisas och manas till bättring." Brusewitz kallar de tre volymerna resebrev "något av det vackraste vi har av bokkonst från decennierna kring 1800."

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        A Treatise On Military Equitation

      Printed for the Author London: Printed for the Author, 1797. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full maroon morocco. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 80 pages in text. 21 1/2 x 14 cm. Five folding engraved plates. Tyndale served as a Lieut. Col. and Major of the First Regiment of Life Guards. List of Subscribers includes the Prince of Wales, Duke of York as well as a host of Cavalry, Dragoon and Life Guards Officers. Foxing to two plates, text generally clean, save when offset from the age-toned plates. Binding worn at tips and edges.

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        Essay on Physiognomy Calculated to Extend the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind

      H.D. Symonds London: H.D. Symonds, 1797. In four volumes translated from the last Paris edition by Rev. C. Moore,243, 186,288 and 334pp., illustrated with several hundred engravings, bound in full tree calf, board edges decorated with a gilt roll, raised bands, double red morocco labels gilt, other compartments fully gilt decorated, top edges gilt, with the bookplate of Earl of Cromer (Evelyn Baring, 1841-1917) the British Consul-General in Egypt and a member of the influential Baring banking family. A few small chips to heads but still quite nice.. Octavo.

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        "Le tarsier podje / ... vol.13 / des Iles moluques" [original watercolour sketch for 'Le Tarsier / Tarsius Daubentonii']

      Original pencil, bodycolour and watercolour by Audebert, on laid paper. Fine condition. Sheet size: 20 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches. A very fine original watercolour by Audebert: an original of an image that was published as the print titled 'Le Tarsier' in his first great natural history book 'Histoire Naturelle des Singes' (Paris: 1797-1800). Although the present drawing is unsigned, it is clearly by Audebert. This fine watercolour gives some insight into the working methods of one of the most highly respected pioneers of a golden era in natural history publications in France. Audebert, a painter by training, was born at Rochefort. His interest in natural history was stimulated by a commission to help with the preparation of the plates for G. A. Olivier's work on Coleoptera. This drawing is an original for Audebert's Histoire Naturelle des Singes, the only publication of his own work to be completed during his life-time, which was published in ten parts between 1797 and 1800. He died in 1800, in Paris, leaving notes and drawings for a number of other works which were published after his death. Tarsiers are nocturnal, arboreal, insect- eating animals. They live in the coastal rainforests and bamboo thickets of Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, Mindanao and the Philippines.

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        Pains British Palladio: or, the builders general assistant. Demonstrating, in the most easy and practical method, all the principal rules of architecture, from the ground plan to the ornamental finish. Illustrated with several new and useful designs of houses, with their plans, elevations, and sections. Also, clear and ample instructions annexed to each subject, in letter-press; with a list of prices for materials and labour and labour only ... A new edition, corrected

      I. and J. Taylor London: I. and J. Taylor. 1797. Folio, pp. iv, 16, 4 (ads); 42 copper-engraved plates; last leaf of ads loose and with tears in the gutter causing loss of some letters; plates 39 and 40 with tears in the upper corner with minor loss to one figure; text and plates waterstained along the lower gutter, scattered foxing; full contemporary calf, covers loose, spine partially perished; a fair copy. OCLC locates only 9 copies.

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        Select Specimens of British Plants

      London: printed by W. Bulmer & Co. and sold by G. Nicol, 1797 [watermarked 1794]. Part I only (of 2), folio. (22 1/2 x 17 inches). Uncut. 5 plates printed in colours and finished by hand, engraved by William Skelton after drawings by Juliana Strickland (3) and Charlotte Strickland (2). Original paper-backed marbled paper-covered boards, the upper cover with original small format letterpress title label pasted on at the centre original boards. A fine unsophisticated copy of the first part of this rare and beautiful illustrated botanical work. The spectacular plates are the chief glory of this work: they are from the drawings of the talented sisters Charlotte and Juliana Strickland, daughters of Sir George Strickland Bt. of Boynton, Yorkshire. From the early 1800s they lived at Apperley Court, Gloucestershire (the home of their brother Henry Eustachius Strickland). As the preface to the present work makes clear, their cousin (and brother- in-law) Strickland Freeman was keen to see their work published, but felt that the engravers and colourists of the day would not be able to do justice to the very fine originals. The publication of Bauer's Delineations of exotick plants ... at Kew in 1796 apparently changed Freeman's mind, and at his own expense he set out to publish (and edit, with the help of Dr. George Shaw) what became the present work. Only two parts with 10 plates ever appeared, but the quality of the plates was recognised and Sir J.E. Smith refers to "those exquisite elaborate plates ... said to be the performances of two ladies, who certainly rank as artists in the first line." The book, complete or incomplete, is very rare. There are only two copies on Copac: the British Library (complete) and Natural History Museum (part 1 only, as here). OCLC adds the Fisher Library in Toronto, and the BSB in Munich, but it is not clear if these last two are complete. Only two complete and two incomplete copies are listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty five years. Cf. BM (NH) II, p.616; cf. Henrey III, 722; cf. Nissen BBI 1904; cf. Pritzel 3037.

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        Hermann und Dorothea. In: Taschenbuch für 1798

      Berlin, Vieweg 1797. 12 x 8 cm. (18), 174, (2 weiße) Seiten mit Titelkupfer von Chodowiecki, 1 kolorierten Modekupfer von G. Gropius nach Fr. Gilly und 6 Kalenderkupfern von J. A. Darnstedt nach Schubert. Original-Seidenband mit dreiseitigem Goldschnitt und marmorierten Innendeckel-Bezügen. Im Original-Pappschuber - Goed. IV/III, 334, 68 - Hagen, Goethe 231 a - Kippenberg 2 I, 374 - Lanck. / Rüm. 49 (Variante II) - Erster Druck der ersten Ausgabe. Zur Publikationsgeschichte siehe Ludwig Geiger: Die erste Ausgabe von Goethes "Hermann und Dorothea und ihr Verleger, in: Zs. f. Bücherfreunde 1 / 1887 Seiten 143 - 149. Das Titelkupfer von Chodowiecki zeigt die preußische Königsfamilie. Eines der überaus seltenen Exemplare der Vorzugsausgabe auf Postpapier. Bei dem nur für diesen Almanach bei David Girard & Sohn, Berlin, gewebten Seidenbezug des Einbandes handelt es sich um die seltene Variante III (Arnim, Die Luxuseinbände zu Goethes Taschenbuch für 1798. In: Philobiblon, Jahrgang 36. 1992, S. 361ff). Diese zeigt auf beiden Deckeln ein Medaillon mit einem Miniatur-Boquette, das von einem gelbgetönten ovalen Strahlenkranz und Eckfleurons eingefaßt ist. Den Rücken schmückt ein Zick-Zack-Band, in dessen Dreiecken sich je eine Blume befindet. Über diesen ersten Verlags-Seidenband schreibt das "Journal des Luxus und der Moden" im Dezemberheft 1797: "Als Muster einer geschmackvollen Buchbindearbeit - einer Kunst, darinnen Teutschland noch nicht excelliert - muß ich auch die seidenen und rothen Maroquin-Bände des neuen bey Vieweg dem Ä. in Berlin erschienenen Kalenders, der Göthes schöne Stadt-Ekloge 'Hermann und Dorothea' enthält, anführen. Die seidenen besonders sind eigens dazu gewebt und, so viel ich weiß, der erste in Teutschland gemachte und recht glücklich gerathene Versuch von der so genannten Miniatur-Bildweberey ..." Der seidene Bezugsstoff ist über den Kanten und bes. am Rücken abgenutzt, wohl insbesondere durch das Ein- und Ausschieben in den Pappschuber. Auf der Rückseite des Titelkupfers 9-zeilige handschriftliche Widmung in Französisch, datiert "Noël 1857"; auf dem Zwischentitel "Kalender" bekrönter Wappenstempel. Provenienz aus der Familie des Seidenwebers: Victoire Michelet (1777 - 1831, Tochter von David Girard 1746-1818, Mitinhaber der Seidenfabrik) mit Schenkungsvermerk von 1857 auf dem Vorsatz, signiert Paul Michelet -

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        History of British Birds (2 Vol complete)

      Newcastle: Beilby & Bewick, 1797 1797 [1798], & 1804. VG.In modern quarter calf with cloth, corners brushed. Spines, gilt tooling and titles, a few tiny marks. Internally, bookplate to both fpds (Albert Pell. Hazelbeech. 1820-1907), plus a small bookbinders label, green endpapers, text block edges marbled. Vol 1, History and Description of Land Birds, 1797 [but 1798], 2nd edition, Imperial 8vo, (xxx), [2], [1], 2-335 pp, [1] advert, 140 descriptions of birds, 117 figures of birds, 91 tail-pieces, vignettes etc, thick wove paper, watermarked Lepard 17 94, with the rude vignette and stones, printed by Sol. Hodgson, some additional names and the remains of remove label to eps, plus 2 tipped in portraits of Bewick. Vol 2, History and description of Water Birds, 1804, 1st edition, 1st state, thin royal, (xx), [1], 2-400 pp, 144 descriptions of birds, 101 figures of birds, 136 vignettes, tail-pieces etc, watermarked E&P, printed by Edw. Walker, Newcastle, . A lovely set with the absolute minimum of spotting. (ESTC N33061. Graesse 358. Lowndes 168. Roscoe - Bewick, 15a & 17a).Bewick, wood-engraver, had engraved more than 600 blocks for the two volumes of the Birds when the last of the eight editions of his lifetime had been published. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        The MONTHLY REVIEW Enlarged. Lot ~ 270 Issues

      London:: Printed for R. Griffiths; and Sold by T. Becket, Pall Mall.. 1797 -1816.. 8vo. 9" x 5-5/8". 1st appearance. ~ 270 issues. ~ 120 pages each. Untrimmed.. Original printed wrappers, stitched.. As to be expected, wrappers sometimes dusty, with corners curlling to. a small degree. Some wrappers with tears, occasionally a corner. missing, a few issues with wrapper(s) missing. Condition ranges from. Good to Very Good.. A long-lived literary journal founded in 1749 by Griffiths, a bookseller. This significant run of issues contains a wealth of information on the works published during the period- not only contemporaneous literary reviews, but also, when one considers the adverts, inserts, etc, publisher & book history. Quite uncommon in original wrappers, especially in an extensive run as we have here, lacking but 8 issues to be complete. Further details supplied on request.

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        Sepher Habris

      Joseph Karl Neimans Bruenn: Joseph Karl Neimans, 1797. First edition. Hardcover. 128 leaves, 67 leaves, (7). Black cloth. Red and blue speckled edges. Decorated initials and tail pieces. First printed in Bruenn in 1797, Sepher Habris was the first Haskalah book that was allowed to be studied in yeshivot. Printed with approbations from numerous rabbis. It takes the form of a kabbalistic book, but actually is about science and mathematics. While printed anonymously, the author was Phinehas Elijah b. Meir Horowitz, a student of the Vilna Gaon. Comes with a preface in German and Yiddish by the censor Karl Fischer added to the books in 1799. Text in Hebrew. Stamp from previous owner, Rev. E. Fried, on censor's preface and back free endpaper. Signatures of two previous owners in the opening leaves. Handwritten notes in the margins. Spine covered in tape. Corners worn. Leaf margins stained. Cover in poor condition. Interior in good condition.

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        PICTURESQUE VIEWS ON THE RIVER WYE

      Published by R. Faulder, T. Egerton, 1797. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Ireland, Samuel. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Picturesque Views on the River Wye, From its Source at Plinlimmon Hill, to its Junction With the Severn below Chepstow: With Observations on the Public Buildings, and Other Works of Art, in its Vicinity. Map showing the course of the River Wye, 30 sepia aquatints plus b/w portrait plate of John Kyrle. xii + 159 pages. Full brown diced calf binding, gilt decorations and title to spine. Green endpapers. All edges gilt. Corners are bumped and worn with some surface loss to leather on rear cover and a couple of corners. Front joint is cracked. All plates present. Some light marks to page margins. [S]

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        South-East View of Woodchester

      London: Sold by Cadell & Davies, B. & J. White, Edwards, Payne, Robson, Nicol, Elmsley and Leigh & Sotheby, 1797. Coloured aquatint. In excellent condition. Double crease down the center where it has been folded in a book. Image size: 18 13/16 x 20 3/4 inches. 19 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches. 20 1/4 x 24 13/16 inches. A lovely view of Woodchester in Gloucestershire by Samuel Lysons from "Roman Antiquities at Woodchester". This is a wonderful view of Woodchester in the county of Gloucestershire from Samuel Lyson's seminal work entitled "Roman Antiquities at Woodchester". Lyson's beautiful work contains forty aquatinted plates etched by himself from his own drawings, and descriptive text in English and French. Lyson's was a well respected antiquary and his work on the Roman finds in Gloucestershire added a large body of knowledge to the field. Amongst his other published works is the colossal "Reliquiæ Britannico-Romanæ" which details Roman relics found throughout England. He assisted his brother Daniel on the 'Magna Britannia,' and contributed to 'Archæologia". Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland: In Aquatint and Lithography 1770- 1860 p. 92, no. 143 plate 2

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        The Rock of Tritchinopoly, taken on the River Cauvery [vol.II, plate 19]

      London: published by Thomas Daniell, "Decr. 1797". Aquatint by Thomas & William Daniell, after a drawing by Thomas Daniell, coloured by hand, on 'Whatman' wove paper. Image size: 16 1/2 x 23 1/4 inches. 19 15/16 x 26 3/4 inches. One the great images from the greatest illustrated work on India. This spectacular view at Tiruchirapelli shows the fort and the great rock on which it is built. The rock "rises abruptly from the bank of the Kaveri river. This natural feature represents the most important position of power in the central Tamil country, commanding the upper delta of this densly populated part of Tamil Nadu. Occupied successively by the Panyas, Cholas and Vijayanagara governors, Tiruchirapelli was occupied by the Nawab of Arcot, under the watchful eye of the British, at the time of the Daniells' visit". ( Martinelli/Michell p.151). The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is considered to be the finest illustrated works on India. Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture, and antiquities that graced the countryside. They then devoted a further thirteen years to publishing their remarkably accurate aquatints. In Britain, the impact was explosive. A cult of Indian architecture, landscaping and interior decoration arose, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as its centerpiece. The Daniells gave the English public their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement still lies in their ability to blend the picturesque with the real, resulting in images that capture the European taste for the sublime landscape, while still remaining faithful to their subjects. The Daniells brought the romance of the English landscape to the antiquities of India and provided England with an accurate vision of this wondrous country. Consisting of one hundred and forty-four views, published in six parts, the work was issued in seven stages: three sets of twenty-four plates titled Oriental Scenery with title dates of 1795, 1797, and 1801; twelve plates titled Antiquities of India dated 1799; twenty-four plates titled Hindoo Excavations dated 1803; twenty-four plates titled Views in Hindoostan dated 1807; and twelve further plates of Antiquities of India published without a title page in 1808. All plates were engraved by the Daniells and all are taken from their drawings save the twenty-four plates of Hindoo Excavations, which are after drawings by James Wales. Abbey Travel II 420, no.45; cf. Lowndes I, p.588; Martinelli/Michell India Yesterday and today '96 Tiruchirapelli, rock fort'; cf. RIBA 799-804; cf. Sutton The Daniells (1954) p.156; cf. Tooley 172.

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        Schooner President from Newport Towards Hispaniola R. Lillibridge Master [manuscript title]. [Together with a Manuscript Copy of the Letter from Lillibridge to a British Captain Protesting his Ship's Detention by the British]

      1797. [11]pp. illustrated manuscript log book containing eleven watercolor or ink drawings. Plus [1]p. manuscript letter on the verso of the final leaf. Folio. Dbd., reinforced at gutter by cloth tape. Vertical crease. Some stains and foxing, foredge with some closed tears and chips (most very neatly repaired). Good. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A very interesting illustrated naval log book, describing and depicting the voyage of the Schooner President, bound for Hispaniola from Newport on a trading mission in early 1797. The manuscript logbook is notable for its well-done illustrations of the ship (executed in watercolor and ink), the fact that its daily entries are written in verse, and the copy of the letter from the ship's captain protesting its detention by the British Navy. The entire log book appears to have been kept in Captain Lillibridge's hand, and the illustrations are also likely by him. The President left Newport, Rhode Island, on Monday, February 13, 1797, and the first illustration in the log book is a wonderful watercolor showing the ship surrounded by blue waves "taking our departure from Block Island" and sailing four leagues away from Block Island. Each of the eleven illustrations depict the schooner, usually at a size of 3 to 3½ inches square, in various states of sail. One of the illustrations is entitled "calm," while another shows the ship with a "heavy squall coming on." Others are entitled "situation at 4p.m." and "position at Meridian." One illustration shows the ship tossed in tempestuous blue seas and is titled "scudding under two reef from sail." The log entries are noteworthy in that they not only record the position and direction of the ship, but describe its activities in rhyming verse. The first entry describes the ship's departure: "On Feb. the thirteenth day / of ninety-seven we sail'd away / with gentle gales from the western board / our ship well man'd also well flor'd / at 2pm we saw the game / Lillibridge the masters name / we spoke with him and fill'd away / and parted company on this day / at 6pm Block Island bore / north west by west four leagues or more / from wich [sic] our departure took / and soon our native land forsook." This style continues for every page of the eleven-day log, with winds, weather, direction, and daily activity recorded in verse of six to twelve lines each. The entry for Feburary 22nd concludes: "Mark steer the ship her course aright / and Cook he keeps his copper bright / our Latitude this day by sun / is twenty seven & thirty one / the day it ends with pleasant weather / all hands on deck at work together." The verso of the final leaf of the log book contains the text of a letter written by Captain Lillibridge to a British "Captain Willson." The letter is dated 1797 and protests the ship's detention by the British Navy. It is obvious that the President fell victim to the British policy of intercepting and confiscating American trade goods during the British war with the French in the 1790s. This British policy, and similar policies by the French regarding neutral shipping, caused tremendous foreign policy problems for the United States government, and put a huge strain on American shipping. Lillibridge writes: "I request to know of you if you will continue to hold my vessel in your possession, and why I am thus detain'd from proceeding on to my destined port. If you do not release my vessel immediately, I shall be under the disagreeable necessity of protesting against you for damages which issue in consequence of this detention and seek my redress in a British Court of Admiralty." A very interesting manuscript log, colorfully depicting and lyrically describing the ill-fated trip of an American trading vessel to Hispaniola at the height of Franco-British harassment of American shipping.

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        SCHOONER PRESIDENT FROM NEWPORT TOWARDS HISPANIOLA R. LILLIBRIDGE MASTER [manuscript title]. [with:] [MANUSCRIPT COPY OF THE LETTER FROM LILLIBRIDGE TO A BRITISH CAPTAIN PROTESTING HIS SHIP'S DETENTION BY THE BRITISH]

      [At sea]. Feb. 13-23, 1797.. [11]pp. illustrated manuscript log book containing eleven watercolor or ink drawings; plus [1]p. manuscript letter on the verso of the final leaf. Folio. Dbd., reinforced at gutter by cloth tape. Vertical crease. Some stains and foxing, foredge with some closed tears and chips (most very neatly repaired). Good. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A very interesting illustrated naval log book, describing and depicting the voyage of the Schooner President, bound for Hispaniola from Newport on a trading mission in early 1797. The manuscript log book is notable for its well-done illustrations of the ship (executed in watercolor and ink), the fact that its daily entries are written in verse, and the copy of the letter from the ship's captain protesting its detention by the British Navy. The entire log book appears to have been kept in Captain Lillibridge's hand, and the illustrations are also likely by him. The President left Newport, Rhode Island, on Monday, February 13, 1797, and the first illustration in the log book is a wonderful watercolor showing the ship surrounded by blue waves "taking our departure from Block Island" and sailing four leagues away from Block Island. Each of the eleven illustrations depict the schooner, usually at a size of 3 to 3 1/2 inches square, in various states of sail. One of the illustrations is entitled "calm," while another shows the ship with a "heavy squall coming on." Others are entitled "situation at 4p.m." and "position at Meridian." One illustration showing the ship tossed in tempestuous blue seas is titled "scudding under two reef from sail." The log entries are noteworthy in that they not only record the position and direction of the ship, but describe its activities in rhyming verse. The first entry describes the ship's departure: "On Feb. the thirteenth day / of ninety- seven we sail'd away / with gentle gales from the western board / our ship well man'd also well flor'd / at 2pm we saw the game / Lillibridge the masters name / we spoke with him and fill'd away / and parted company on this day / at 6pm Block Island bore / north west by west four leagues or more / from wich [sic] our departure took / and soon our native land forsook." This style continues for every page of the eleven-day log, with winds, weather, direction, and daily activity recorded in verse of six to twelve lines each. The entry for February 22nd concludes: "Mark steer the ship her course aright / and Cook he keeps his copper bright / our Latitude this day by sun / is twenty seven & thirty one / the day it ends with pleasant weather / all hands on deck at work together." The verso of the final leaf of the log book contains the text of a letter written by Captain Lillibridge to a British "Captain Willson." The letter is dated 1797 and protests the ship's detention by the British Navy. It is obvious that the President fell victim to the British policy of intercepting and confiscating American trade goods during the British war with the French in the 1790s. This British policy, and similar policies by the French regarding neutral shipping, caused tremendous foreign policy problems for the United States government, and put a huge strain on American shipping. Lillibridge writes: "I request to know of you if you will continue to hold my vessel in your possession, and why I am thus detain'd from proceeding on to my destined port. If you do not release my vessel immediately, I shall be under the disagreeable necessity of protesting against you for damages which issue in consequence of this detention and seek my redress in a British Court of Admiralty." A very interesting manuscript log, colorfully depicting and lyrically describing the ill-fated trip of an American trading vessel to Hispaniola at the height of Franco- British harassment of American shipping.

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        THE COMPLETE ANGLER; or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: being a discourse on rivers, fish-ponds, fish, and fishing: in two parts. The first written by Mr. Isaac Walton, the second by Charles Cotton, Esq., with the lives of the authors, and notes

      London, printed for F. and C. Rivington, and 7 others, 1797.. historical, critical and explanatory by Sir John Hawkins. The seventh edition with additions 1797 ('sixth edition' on title page), 8vo, 195 x 115 mm, 7½ x 4½ inches, 3 black and white plates of tackle and fly tying, 2 plates of music, and 3 large illustrations and a very small one in the text, no frontispieces called for. 2 engraved frontispieces dated 1759 have been inserted from another edition, pages viii, lxxvi, 262, (2); xxxii, 111, (11) - index, complete with half-title, attractively bound in full calf, double ruled gilt border to covers, gilt decorated raised bands to spine, richly gilt in compartments, gilt lettered morocco label, board edges gilt decorated, edges and endpapers marbled, armorial bookplate of Frederick Adolphus Philbrick (1835-1910), an English judge and one of the founders of the Royal Philatelic Society. Head and tail of spine very slightly rubbed, lower hinge just starting to crack at top, covers just lightly marked, lower corners slightly worn, occasional small light brown stains, small closed tear to 1 margin, pale offsetting onto last page of Part 1 from facing plate. A very good copy. See: Peter Oliver, A New Chronicle of the Compleat Angler, page 35 No. 16; Bernard S. Horne, The Compleat Angler 1653-1967, A New Bibliography, page 30 No. 16. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        THE FABLES OF JOHN DRYDEN. Ornamented with Engravings from the Pencil of the Right Hon. Lady Diana Beauclerc

      London: Printed by T. Bensley, for J. Edwards, No. 77, and E. Harding, No. 98, Pall Mall, 1797. ________ Folio (about 15" x 10 3/4"). FIRST EDITION TO CARRY THESE FULL-PAGE DRAWINGS BY LADY DIANA BEAUCLERC (1734-1808). ________ Contemporaneous binding by JOHN BOHN of full straight grained morocco with his binder's ticket on inner front board (see Ramsden's London Bookbinders, 1956, p. 40) gilt- and blind-tooled around outer 1 1/2" of boards; spine with six sets of double bands expertly supplied after the original, gilt title, artist, and place/date occupy three panels, other panels with gilt ornaments. Gilt-tooled turn-ins, original light blue silk pastedowns and laminated endpapers; all page edges gilt. Armorial bookplate of G. B. Wieland. ________ PAGINATION & PLATES: Half-title, title page, [i]-xviii, 241 pp., complete with 9 full-page engraved plates + 14 large head- and tail-piece vignettes all drawn by Lady Beauclerc (Beauclerk) and engraved by F. Bartolozzi, T. Cheesman, W.N. Gardiner, and one by Vanderburg. Quite remarkable. ________ Wide-margined copy; offsetting from plates to adjoining pages as usual; Cymon and Iphigenia plate with small about of marginal water-stain at bottom (well away from engraved image and safely away at about bottom half-inch (certainly not objectionable, but we mention it); some minor marks on a few pages but for the most part exceedingly clean; professionally restored spine and corners. ________ Volume contains the (1) Preface to Dryden's Poems, (2) Palamon and Arcite: or, The Knight's Tale. In Three Books, (3) Sigismonda and Guyiscardo. From Boccace, (4)The Cock and the Fox: or, The Tale of the Nun's Priest. From Chaucer, (5) Theodore and Honoria. From Baccace, (6) The Flower and the Leaf: or, The Lady in the Arbour. A Vision, (7) The Wife of Bath's Tale, and (8) Cymon and Iphigenia. From Boccace. ________ A VERY HANDSOME, WIDE-MARGINED COPY BOUND BY THE NOTABLE ENGLISH BINDER - JOHN BOHN. ________ Lowndes II (1858), Part I, 678; Brunet II, 845; Hodnett. English Book Illustration, 320.

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