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        A New and Complete Map of Scotland And Islands thereto belonging

      Laurie & Whittle, London 1797 - This large, two-part wall map of Scotland depicts the country in intricate detail. Hand-colored lines divide and subdivide shires, and the index also includes forts, roads, military routes, and sites of battles. Mountains are depicted pictorially, and bodies of water such as lochs are all labeled. At the upper right is a large inset of the Shetland Islands. The upper left corner contains a decorative title cartouche set within a landscape and displaying Scotland's coat of arms and several canons. The lower left contains a key of "the most remarkable places in Scotland." Ships decorate the surrounding water. The map is in good condition with little edgewear. Minor offsetting throughout, and a small hole in the lower left. Thomas Kitchin (1719-1784) was an English engraver and map-maker. His maps and atlases of England earned him the position of hydrographer to the King. This large map of Scotland is an impressive example of his work. Map, in two sheets. Copper plate engraving with original outline hand color. Each page measures 24" x 40".

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        Les Amours de Psyche et de Cupidon, avec le Poeme d'Adonis

      Saugrain Paris: Saugrain, 1797. hardcover. near fine. Le Jeune, Moreau.. 2 volumes. Illustrated with 8 exquisite copper engravings and a frontispiece portrait of La Fontaine by Moreau le Jeune. Full dark green polished calf, ornately gilt spines with red inlaid labels, gilt borders on covers and inner dentelles, a.e.g.. Paris: Saugrain, l'an V - 1797. A beautiful, near fine copy with wide margins. Brunet III, 762, Cohen, 584.

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        Leggi organiche giudiziarie della Repubblica Cisalpina.

      Milano, dalle stampe de' Fratelli Pirola e Veladini, Anno VI Repubblicano (1797-1798). In 8vo grande (cm. 21); cartoncino verde di epoca posteriore; pp. XIX, (1), 4, 8, 44, 6, 34, 106, 17, 53, 10, 9, 6. Autori: Ministro di Giustizia Luosi, Ristori, Serbelloni, Sommariva... con l'approvazione di Bonaparte. Dei delitti e delle pene. Axs

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        Map of the Southern Parts of the United States of America

      USA 1797 - Size : 210x400 (mm), 8.25x15.75 (Inches), Black & White

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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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        Coloured Figures of English Fungi or Mushrooms.

      London: Printed by J. Davies and sold by the author [et al]; [Volume III] Printed by B. Wilks and sold by the author, 1797; 1799 . Four volumes bound in two. Folio. Later 19th Century green half calf over matching cloth boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered to two panels and decorated to the others, bookplate of Halstead Place to both front pastedowns. 441 illustrations on 437 plates, plate 3 in volume I duplicated, being either hand coloured or printed in colour and hand finished. Neat repairs to joints, a little rubbing to extremities, a very good set. A complete set of one the finest mushroom books ever printed, including the supplemental text and plates. The supplement was not issued with its own title page and starts with the dedication and introduction leaves, which appear after the title page of volume III, the concluding text and plates appearing at the end. A 6 pp. 8vo index "including five numbers of supplement" also bound in at the rear. Henrey, 1366. Nissen, 1874. Stafleu and Cowan, 12.490. Volbracht, 2028.

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        Historia del Rebelion y Castigo de los Moriscos del Reyno de Granada

      - Imprenta de Sancha 1797. Tomo I. 2ª impresión. 518 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        (Manila, Philippines) Vue de Cavite dans la Baie de Manille

      Paris, c. 1797. Copper engraving by Simonet after Duche de Vancy and J.M. Moreau le Jeune, approx 29 x 42 cms, (trimmed to platemark, left-hand margin extended) hand-coloured, blank verso.

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        Allgemeine Naturgeschichte und Theorie des Himmels, oder Versuch von der Verfassung und dem mechanischen Ursprunge des ganzen Weltgebäudes nach Newtonischen Grundsätzen abgehandelt

      Frankfurt/Leipzig, 1797 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 2nd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Uncut in cont. marbled boards w. wear. Back almost gone. Brownspotted. Scarce second edition of Kant&#39;s third work, first printed in 1755. <br><br> An "Auszug", i.e only part of the Naturgeschichte, was printed in 1791, but no other editions or part of the work appeared between 1755 and 1797, though a third and fourth edition appeared in 1798 and 1808. All editions of this work are of great rarity. In his youth Kant was a great admirerer of Newton, and in this work he bases his theories on him, but at the same time goes far beyond him. Kant describes how the solar system originated, and does this on the basis of his own mechanical principles. "In his "Theory of the heavens", Kant, by a series of bold strokes, anticipated astronomical facts that were later confirmed by very powerful observational techniques and with the help of relativistic cosmological theory. He conjectured that our solar system is a part of a vast system of stars making up a single galaxy, that the so-called nebolous-stars are galactic systems external to but similar to our own galaxy (a fact that was not confirmed until the twentieth century), and that there are many such galaxies making up the universe as a whole." (D.S.B. VII:231). Warda nr. 6..

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        MERLINUS LIBERATUS. BEING An ALMANACK for the Year of Our Redemption, 1797: Being the First After Bissextile, or Leap-Year; And from, the Creation of the World, according to the best History, 5744, and the 108th of our Deliverance by K. William From Popery and Arbitrary Government; But the 102nd from the Horrid, Popish, Jacobite Plot. ... Calculated for the Meridian of London

      London:: Printed for the Company of Stationers; And Sold by Robert Horsfield,. (n. d.).. 16mo. 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 &#39;2 pence&#39; 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&#39; Inventory IDs 30512 - 30519; price is for the volume containing all 8 almanacks. . llustrated with cuts.

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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: Laurie & Whittle, 1797. unbound. Map, in two sheets. Copper plate engraving with original outline hand color. Each page measures 20 7/8" x 49.25". 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.

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        The State of the Poor, A History of the Labouring Classes in England, from the Conquest to the Present Time . . . And the various Plans which, from time to time, have been proposed, and adopted, for the Relief of the Poor [etc.]. Three Volumes [complete]

      First edition of Eden's ambitious and pioneering work, called "one of the classical works in the history of economics" and "the beginning of sociology", disclosing his adherence to Adam Smith's views of natural liberty in matters economic. Contemporary speckled calf, somewhat rubbed, rebacked, the original spines skilfully laid down, an attractive set; with the half titles and extra leaves. Printed by J. Davis, For B. & J. White [and six others], London, 1797.

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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.

      At the Presses of S. Hall and Thomas & Andrews, and sold by E. Larkin, and the other Booksellers in Boston,, Boston: 1797 - Illustrated with 7 maps (6 folding). 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. Bound in modern brown full calf in a period style with gilt spine lettering. Original eps retained. 8vo. Bound in 4s. 8-3/4" x 5-1/4". 1st edition (Evans 32509; Howes M-389; Sabin 50923). viii, [619] pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise On Military Equitation

      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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        THE HISTORY OF PENNSYLVANIA, IN NORTH AMERICA, FROM THE ORIGINAL INSTITUTION AND SETTLEMENT OF THAT PROVINCE, UNDER THE FIRST PROPRIETOR AND GOVERNOR WILLIAM PENN, IN 1681, TILL AFTER THE YEAR 1742

      Philadelphia: Zachariah Poulson, 1797-98.. Two volumes. 508; 373,[1],146pp. plus portrait frontispiece in first volume and folding map in second volume. Modern paper boards, paper labels. An occasional touch of light foxing. Very good. "A learned and valuable work...The appendix contains several important documents and reprints, among which may be mentioned: &#39;Certain Conditions, or concessions, agreed upon by William Penn,&#39; &#39;The Frame of the Government of the Province of Pensilvania, 1682, 1683, 1696,&#39; &#39;The Charter of the City of Philadelphia, 1701,&#39; &#39;Journals of Christian Frederick Post, from Philadelphia to the Ohio, 1758-59,&#39; etc. The author was a native of Yorkshire, England, who settled in Philadelphia in 1759, where he resided till his death in 1813. For many years he was teacher in a school attended chiefly by members of the Society of Friends" - Sabin. The frontispiece portrait is of William Penn, and the map shows Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. EVANS 32729, 34421. HOWES P639, "aa." SABIN 66223. NAIP w020454.

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        DÉFENSE des Femmes, des Enfans, et des vieillards émigrés, pour faire suite à l'ouvrage de M. de Lally-Tolendal.

      À Paris, chez Poignée 1797 - in-8, 80 pp., demi-basane violine, dos lisse orné, tranches jaunes (reliure du XIXe). Texte publié anonymement, rare. L'auteur souhaite prendre la suite de Lally-Tolendal pour ceux des émigrés qui ont le plus souffert. Il (elle), une femme -"Nos maris pleins de craintes pour nous seules, tentaient de nous reléguer dans les lieux les plus inaccessibles de nos demeures"- entend décrire l'horreur que subirent les femmes de la part "d'égoïstes cannibales". Elle ne reconnaît pas de fautes aux femmes "qui entendent peu aux combinaisons de la politique", "il n'est point de criminelles parmi nous ; et toutes nos fautes, s'il en est dans nos démarches, furent commises sur l'aîle des vents". Martin et Walter, 5115. Manque à Monglond. Relié à la suite : LALLY-TOLENDAL. Défense des émigrés français, adressée au peuple français. À Paris, chez Cocheris, an V (1797), VIII-304 pp. et 182 pp.-LXXXV pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The GENTLEMAN'S DIARY, or The Mathematical Repository; An Almanack for the Year of our Lord 1797: Being the First After Bissextile. Containing Many Useful and Entertaining Particulars, peculiarly adapted to the Ingenious Gentleman engaged in the delightful Study and Practice of the Mathematicks.

      Printed for the Company of Stationers; And Sold by Robert Horsfield,, London: 1797 - Illustrated with cuts. OCLC records just one institutional holding for this year. Bound with 7 other 1797 Almanacs, Tavistock Books' Inventory IDs 30513 - 30519. 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. 16mo. 6-5/16" x 4". 1st edition thus. The 57th Edition. 48 pp. T.p. & calendar with red accent printing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The GENTLEMAN&#39;S DIARY, or The Mathematical Repository; An Almanack for the Year of our Lord 1797: Being the First After Bissextile. Containing Many Useful and Entertaining Particulars, peculiarly adapted to the Ingenious Gentleman engaged in the delightful Study and Practice of the Mathematicks

      London:: Printed for the Company of Stationers; And Sold by Robert Horsfield,. 1797.. 16mo. 6-5/16" x 4". 1st edition thus. The 57th 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 &#39;2 pence&#39; 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&#39; Inventory IDs 30513 - 30519. . Illustrated with cuts.

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      Korrt afhandling om det bästa eldsläcknings sätt med därtil lämpad brand-redskap och nödig brand-ordning. Sthlm, J. P. Lindh, 1797. 8:o. (6),128 s. & 3 utvikbara grav. plr. Ngt nött samtida ljusbrunt hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerad rygg, titeletikett av glättad papp och rödstänkta snitt. Ryggen har några småfläckar och är lätt blekt. Ett litet maskhål vid nedre bakre pärmhörnet. Bra inlaga med endast några enstaka lagerfläckar. Med författarens kontrollstpl. Från Ericsberg.. Exemplar med ett extra insatt tryckt privilegieblad daterat den 27 juni 1797. Den stora planschen föreställer en eldsläckningsdemonstration utförd av författaren vid Laboratoriehagen i Stockholm den 27 oktober 1792

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        Collection of early American engravings, including "The Death of Captain Cook", with other Cook related engravings, in a bound collection

      Hardcover. A bound volume of engraved plates and maps of different sizes, assembled from a late 18th century French two volume encyclopedia, as well as from early American printed sources, including the Massachusetts Magazine and Cook&#39;s Three Voyages to the Pacific Ocean (Boston 1797). The owner, Jacob Ulman, whose bookplate adorns the inside front board, had an interest in astronomy, maps of the world, cannon, Capt. James Cook and Boston, where he is recorded as having married in 1825, worked as a housewright, and is buried in Cambridge, Massachusetts in Mount Auburn Cemetery. & & Samuel Hill (ca. 1765 - 1809) was a Boston engraver of the late 18th century whose engravings were published in the Massachusetts Magazine; Defoe&#39;s New Robinson Crusoe (1790); the American Universal Geography (1796); and Cook&#39;s Three Voyages to the Pacific Ocean (1797). Other engravings by Hill in this compilation include: An East View of the New Meeting House in Hollis St., Boston; Baltimore Oriole (bird); Cobb&#39;s Field Piece (cannon); Bird Catching at Orkney. Other American engravers mentioned in Stauffer&#39;s "American Engravers Upon Copper and Steel&#39; include T. Wightman, (his engraving of a tool & gears is not listed in Stauffer) and A. M. Peasley "Patent Corn Sheller"; Hooker, "Annual Motion of the Earth around the Sun, publ. in Newburyport Mass/ publ. by Edmund M. Blunt 1807, with orig. hand color& & The "Death of Captain James Cook " was one of the iconic images of the 18th century. Cook, already a successful navigator, was immortalized after his death at the hands of Hawaiian natives at Kealakekua Bay. Most likely from the Boston 1797 edition of Cook&#39;s Three Voyages, it measures 5 1/4 x 3 1/2", with "S. Hill sc." at the lower right. Two other engravings from the same work included are "Omai, a Native of Otaheite, who resided in England under the Patronage of Government upwards of Two Years". Omai (Mai, ca.1751 - 1780) was a Pacific Islander who had served as translator for Captain Cook on his 2nd & 3rd voyages, and was the physical embodiment of the "noble savage" in London society for a time. (3 x 5 1/2") & "A War Canoe of New Zealand " (with "A Branch of the Bread fruit" suspended in the sky above the canoe ( 4 7/8 x 3 1/4", trimmed to the right, no engraver listed). .& & The early engravings, from a French work, are astronomical in subject, and later include a series of maps; a double hemisphere folding world map, showing Australia as "N.le & Hollande", by Tardieu aine"; Europe, Asia, France, Africa and "Amerique Septentrionale" of North America. These measure approx. 8 1/2 x 7 1/4". The volume includes a total of 35 plates with many folding maps, astronomical plates, illustrations of mechanical devices, ornithological plates, and others. Small 8vo, contemporary dark sheep covers, gilt rules at spine, edges a little rubbed. A few plates toned, some with small closed tears repaired, otherwise very good.

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        A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome and its Vicinity

      London: R. Edwards, 1797 "Executed from drawings..." Part I and Part II in one volume. Red leather, gilt spine decoration, edgewear, illustrated.. Leather. Good. Quarto.

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        The LADIES DIARY, or Woman&#39;s Almanack for the Year of our Lord 1797: Being the First After Bissextile, or Leap-Year. Containing New Improvements in Arts and Sciences, And many Entertaining Particulars: Designed for the Use and Diversion of the Fair-Sex

      London:: Printed for the Company of Stationers; And Sold by Robert Horsfield,. 1797.. 16mo. 6-5/16" x 4". 1st edition thus. The 94th Edition. 48 pp. P. 48 mis-numbered 46. 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 &#39;2 pence&#39; 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&#39; Inventory IDs 30512 - 30519; price is for the volume containing all 8 almanacks. . T.p. vignette of a woman. Illustrated with cuts.

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        The LADIES DIARY, or Woman's Almanack for the Year of our Lord 1797: Being the First After Bissextile, or Leap-Year. Containing New Improvements in Arts and Sciences, And many Entertaining Particulars: Designed for the Use and Diversion of the Fair-Sex.

      Printed for the Company of Stationers; And Sold by Robert Horsfield,, London: 1797 - T.p. vignette of a woman. Illustrated 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. 16mo. 6-5/16" x 4". 1st edition thus. The 94th Edition. 48 pp. P. 48 mis-numbered 46. T.p. & calendar with red accent printing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Private memoirs : relative to the last year of the reign of Lewis the Sixteenth, late King of France. By Ant. Fr. Bertrand de Moleville, Minister of State at that Time. Translated from the original manuscript of the author, which has ...which has never been published. With five portraits, from Original Pictures, of the Royal Family of France. In three volumes

      London : printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies (successors to Mr. Cadell) in the Strand, 1797. 1st Edition. Physical description; 3v.,plates : ports. Subjects; Louis XVI, King of France, 1754-1793 - Early works to 1800. France - History - Revolution, 1789-1799. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, T71148. Extracted from the me. which formed the basis of the author&#39;s "Annals of the French revolution", pub. London, 1800-02. cf. Preliminary note to the Annals, v. 1. v. 5. Translated and arranged by R. C. Dallas. French version published simultaneously, by the same publishers. cf. Tourneaux, Bibl. de l&#39;hist. de l&#39;aris pendant ia revolution francaise, t. I, p. 68. Very good copies all in the original, full tree calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the title blocked direct in gilt; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        MERLINUS LIBERATUS. BEING An ALMANACK for the Year of Our Redemption, 1797: Being the First After Bissextile, or Leap-Year; And from, the Creation of the World, according to the best History, 5744, and the 108th of our Deliverance by K. William From Popery and Arbitrary Government; But the 102nd from the Horrid, Popish, Jacobite Plot. ... Calculated for the Meridian of London

      London:: Printed for the Company of Stationers; And Sold by Robert Horsfield,. (n. d.).. 16mo. 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 &#39;2 pence&#39; 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&#39; Inventory IDs 30512 - 30519; price is for the volume containing all 8 almanacks. . llustrated with cuts.

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        Le Maki a front blanc. Geoffroy. Lemur Albifrons

      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 white-headed lemur. Plate 3 from Histoire Naturelle des Singes et des Makis by Jean Baptiste Audebert, published between 1797-1800. This was Audebert&#39;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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        Travels in the Interior of Africa, from the Cape of Good Hope to Morocco, From the Years 1781 to 1797;Through Caffraria, the Kingdoms of Mataman, Angola, Massi, Moncemugi, Muscgako, &c. Likewiseacross the Great Desert of Sahara and the Northern Parts of Barbary

      1797;Through Caffraria, the Kingdoms of Mataman, Angola, Massi, Moncemugi, Muscgako, &c. Likewiseacross the Great Desert of Sahara and the Northern Parts of Barbary, 1801 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. One of the first editionsin English of the incredible fabricated African travel narratives from the gentleman known as Zacharias Taurinius. A scarce Dublin imprint. In Two Volumes, Complete. Bound as One. With a fold-out map of Africa. With two engraved frontispieces. One of the first English editions, translated from the German. One of the cleverest volumes of fabricated travels ever produced. The details are so circumstantial, and the mixture of fact and fiction is accomplished with so much skill, that it is not uncommon to find people who do not know that the account of the travels is nothing more than a well-contrived literary deception -Mendelssohn. Christian Friedrich Damberger, whose real name was possibly Zacharias Taurinius, is the pseudonymous author of, or collaborator on, three cleverly contrived hoax narratives of travel, the first published under the name of Joseph Schrodter, the second under the name of Taurinius, and the third under the name of Damberger -Schrodter (Shoe-Maker), Taurinius (Printer), Damberger (Cabinet-Maker) - One Author, Three Travel Books by Raymond John HowgegoCondition: In a full calf binding, recently rebacked. Externally, some edgewear to the original boards. Internally, firmly bound, bright, with scattered foxing and some marks. Wth the occasional marginal professional repairs. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        THE NAVAL GAZETTEER or SEAMAN&#39;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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        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&#39;s husband, Percy Shelley. Published several years after Godwin&#39;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&#39;s RIGHTS OF MAN in manuscript.

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        Oeuvres complètes. Revues et augmentées sur les manuscrits communiqués par sa familie; accompagnées de notes, et terminées par une table analitique des Matières

      Paris, Delance l&#39;An Cinq 1797.. 2 vols. kl.-8°. VIII, 313; 411 S. Ldr. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückensch. Berieb. Rückenkanten geplatzt. Erste Ausgabe des Gesamtwerkes von Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues (1715-1747), von dem keines seiner Werke mit Ausnahme von "Introduction à la Connoissance de l&#146;Esprit Humain, suivie de Réflexions et de Maximes" zu seinen Lebezeiten veröffentlicht wurde. Vauvenargues stand als Moralist in Verbindung mit Voltaire, d&#146;Argental, Bauvin, Cideville, Le Clerc de Montmercy, Marmontel. - Cette édition reprend celle de 1747, plus les passages supprimés de 1746, plus De la suffisance de la religion naturelle.

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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

      No publisher/printer [Mexico City: No publisher/printer], 1797. One fold horizontally across center; a few creases and edges just a bit irregular. Very good condition.. 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.

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        The Book of Common Prayer

      Oxford - W. Dawson, T. Bensley, and J. Cooke, 1797 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce late eighteenth century edition, bound in full leather with decorative gilt borders. With marbled endpapers. Direct from the library at Newton Hall, the 18th century country house and estate in Northumberland, with a pencil shelfmark to the front free-endpaper. The book of common prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the Church of England; together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches. Signed by J. Cook on the front blank and title page, and with ink notes in copperplate signed by the same on the rear blank. Reverend Joseph Cook of Newton-on-the-Moor, d. 1844, was vicar of Chatton and Shilbottle, and held the estate at Newton Hall, Northumberland. He married Sarah Widdrington in 1786. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm, but eight leaves in the Morning Prayer are partially detached. There is very mild wear to the extremities, with onlyvery mild edgewear and rubbing to justthe spine. Internally the pages are generally clean with occasional spots. There is slight browning. Overall the condition is very good indeed..

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        (Andrew) Remarks on the Antiquities of Rome and its Environs: being a Classical and Topographical Survey of the Ruins of that Celebrated City.

      London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. and sold by G. Nicol, 1797 . first edition, 4to., pp.iv+478+[xii], portrait frontispiece after the Tassie medallion, folding plan of Rome and environs, folding plan of ancient Rome, and 10 other engraved plates, 3 double-page, scattered light foxing; contemp. tree calf, green morocco label, joints cracked but firm Olschki 17435; Pine-Coffin 750.2; Schudt 774. See the excellent article on the antiquary and Jacobite Andrew Lumisden, esteemed correspondent of Smith, Hume, Banks and Boswell, in the Oxford DNB.

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        Vue de St. Pierre et St Paul au Kamtschatka

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

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        Encyklopädie der bürgerlichen Baukunst. Hier 4. Theil N-Sche von eigentlich 5 Bänden.,

      Leipzig, C. Fritsch, 1797 - 8°, 726 Seiten und XXIX faltbare Kupfertafeln im Anhang, betitelter OHalbledereinband mit Goldprägung - Einbandkanten leicht ber. und best. sonst sehr guter Zustand - 1792. c62739 Sprache: de

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        The Accomplished Housekeeper and Universal Cook

      London: J. Scatcherd, 1797. Bound in full calf with gilt & black title plate to spine. Illustrated with 12 plates & folding frontispiece. Rebacked, usual wear to outer corners & edges. Text clean, pages show some intermittent foxing; light browning to outer page edges. Bookseller plate to front pastedown; staining to outer pastedown edges front & back. Small tear to middle of first free endpage. Library blindstamp to lower outside corner of first page.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        A Topographical Description of the Western Territory of North America: Containing a Succinct Account of Its Climate, Natural History, Population, Agriculture, Manners and Customs, with an Ample Description of the Several Divisions Into Which that Country

      London: J. Debrett, 1797. 8vo., (8 x 5 inches). Folding engraved "A Map of the Western Part of the Territories belonging to the United States of America" (small tear at mount), "A Plan of the Rapids of Ohio", "A Map of the State of Kentucky" (short closed tear near mount), "A Map of the Tennassee Government, formerly part of North Carolina" (lacking blanks A2 and Ss2). Modern tan calf backed, marbled paper boards, gilt, antique. Third and best edition, first published in London in 1792. "In its final 1797 form, embodying many original narratives and the entire works of Filson and Hutchins, this work gave the most complete information on the trans-Alleghany region available at the end of the 18th century" (Howes). In 1783 Imlay began acquiring paper claims to tens of thousands of acres in Kentucky, he became a deputy county surveyor, and became acquainted with such western country celebrities as Daniel Boone and James Wilkinson. However his speculations soon landed him in trouble and by 1784 he was the defendant in court actions seeking payment for bonds and notes in his name. He fled Kentucky the next year and probably never returned. Where he went is uncertain, but by 1787 he had left America. "A Topographical Description of the Western Territory of North America", was published in London in 1792. The title-page elevates him from surveyor to "Commissioner for laying out Lands in the Back Settlements". Most of the book consists of letters that form a "promotional description that tends to lack intimacy of observation despite the pretense that the author had grown up in the back settlements. Footnotes by an anonymous "editor" often contribute more substantial information than that found in the text. The letters referred to other authors&#39; accounts and may have drawn on still others without attribution. Second and third editions of the book in 1793 and 1797 appended lengthy tracts from John Filson, Thomas Hutchins, and other sources. Despite the limited amount of original material, the work was well known to those interested in the North American interior" (James P. McClure for ANB). Clark II: 23; Howes I12 ; Sabin 34358; Streeter sale 1525. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter at aradergalleries.com.

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        The Guardian Two Volumes

      London; Published By T. Gillet For Messers. Longman, Law, Johnson, Nichols & C. , 1797. Complete (all published) edition. Complete (all published) edition containing numbers 1 - 176. Engraved title vignettes to both. Alexander Pope - Lady Montagu &c. The text is particulary well-preserved; copies in such positive condition are scarce Finely bound in modern gilt-bordered aniline calf over marble boards; green morocco title lables. Very impressively finished - a superb set. Scans on request.

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        An Historical Survey of the French Colony in the Island of St. Domingo: Comprehnding A Short Account of its Ancient Government, Political State, Population, Productions, and Exports

      London: John Stockdale, 1797. 4to (11 3/8" x 9") [6], xxiii, [1], 247pp., large folding map (a few leaves extended at bottom with thin archival tape). Modern half calf, red calf spine label with gilt lettering. Provenance: perforated library stamp of Minnesota Historical Society on title page, withdrawn stamp on verso. Edwards immigrated to Jamaica in 1759 to live with his wealthy uncle at the age of sixteen. Here he became an eminent plantation owner, merchant and member of the Colonial Assembly. Edwards familiarized himself well with the political and mercantile workings of many islands in the West Indies and fought hard battles in the face of the British and French governing bodies to allow free trade with America. Farming such valuable crops as tobacco, cacao, sugar, ginger, coffee and cotton, Edwards realized the wealth he and his fellow merchants were being deprived of by the trade embargo with the newly independent United States. Writing several other treatises on the subject, Edwards became a potent advocate for free trade in the West Indies. Those issues are touched upon in this volume, but it is primarily concerned with the slave revolution that erupted on that island in 1791 and the harsh treatment of the natives Edwards witnessed there. A few tables illustrate products manufactured on the island that were exported to France. Upon his return to England, Edwards became a member of the British Parliament, where he carried on his campaign to allow free trade between America and the West Indies. Generally a very good, clean untrimmed copy, complete with large fold out map of the island of Santo Domingo. Sabin 21894; Parry Short History of the West Indies pp. 143, 74. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter@aradergalleries.

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        The Poems of Ossian In Two Volumes

      - Edinburgh: J. Elder No. 7 & and T. Brown No. I, 1797, A New Edition. Clean, tight-bound, two small 8vos. Vol. 1, 282pp and Volume 2, 318pp. Leather is soft and pliable, and somewhat rubbed, edges are lightly scuffed. Tips are lightly bumped. Volume 2 has a chip out of the head of the spine. They both have book plates from "Joseph Gregg Layne" on the front pastedown and signature of "Jessie Layne" (Joseph Gregg's father) on the ffes. Joseph Gregg Layne (1885-1952) was a leading authority and bibliographer of Californiana as well as president, member of the board of directors and editor of the Quarterly for the Historical Society of Southern California and an organizer for E Clampus Vitus. It is believed that Ossian is a translation of an epic cycle of Scottish poems from the early dark ages. Ossian, a blind bard, sings of the life and battles of Fingal, a Scots warrior. It caused a massive cultural impact during the 18th-19th centuries Napolean carried a copy into battle; Goethe translated parts of it; Selma, Alabama was named after the home of Fingal, and it carried much, much more historical significance. These are very rare tomes and quite beautiful. More scans are available. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Troy: Printed for the author by Luther Pratt, 1797. Hardcover. Good. Second edition, published in the same year as the first. ix, [11]-180 pp. Period calf with a more recent black spine label. Scuffed, repair to front hinge, lacking front free endpaper and frontispiece, owners&#39; names/notes on endpapers, else good and sound. Hawkins, a 23-year-old Vermonter, sailed to West Africa on a slave ship and then traveled inland to help negotiate a trade relationship with the Ibo nation, surviving various perils. His sensational narrative, which is one of the earliest accounts of an African voyage by an American, was reportedly written to support him after disease contracted on the journey left him blind. (Evans 32239; Sabin 30956; Smith, American Travellers Abroad, H53).

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        Percy, or The Friends, A Novel

      Salisbury. and No 57, Pater-Noster-Row, London.: J Easton. G and T Wilkie, 1797 1st ed, 2 vols bound as 1, VG. In contemporary printers faded blue boards, a few marks, faded remains of name at head, corners and edges bumped and worn lightly. Paper spine early 1800&#39;s, title by hand to paper label. Internally, ink name to fep (.. Cotton Broughton Lodge), half tile, [8], [1], 2-214 pp. [1], 2-110 pp, [1] errata, lower hinge a little weak, lacks half title and tp to vol 2 (as was often the case when bound together), crease to fep, text block edges uncut. A genuine rarity, ESTC shows a copy at the BL and 4 copies in the US. (ESTC T67641)

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        Oeuvres complettes de l'abbé de Mably. Tome premier [-vingt-quatre].

      chez Bossange, Masson et Besson,, A Paris, 1797 - 24 volumi in-12° (cm. 12,2), deliziose legature coeve in m. marocchino con titolo in oro su tassello ai dorsi, piatti verdi (lievi spellature), tagli rossi. Sporadiche fioriture. Set completo delle opere del Mably, molto gradevole e in ottimo stato.

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        Narcisse dans l&#39;Isle de Venus, Poëme en IV Chants. [Part 2:] Barthélemy IMBERT (1747-1790). Le Jugement de Pâris, Poëme en IV Chants

      chez Chaignieau a?, Paris:: chez Chaignieau aîné,, 1797. 18mo. 18mo (150 x 85 mm). 205, [1 blank], [2] pp. Half-titles, two engraved titles, after Charles Eisen (Narcisse) and Moreau (Jugement), and 8 engraved plates, four in part 1 after Gabriel Jacques de St. Aubin, and four in part 2 after Moreau, most engraved by L. Duval. 2-page publisher&#146;s catalogue at end. Printed on wove paper. Contemporary straight-grained dark green morocco gilt, sides with double fillet panel and leafy vine border built up from repeated tools, quatrefoil tools at corners, spine in six faux compartments each stamped with a block of ivy leaves on a dense pointillé ground, gilt edges, board edges and turn-ins gilt, fuchsia endleaves, by Doll, with his gold-tooled signature at foot of spine. PROVENANCE: Amédée Rigaud (1819-1874), circular bookplate, black paper gilt with leafy initial R, motto &#147;bona fide sine fraude,&#148; paper shelfmark label headed &#147;Paris&#148;; Sir David Lionel Salomons (1851-1925), bookplate***& & A flawless copy of this illustrated edition of Narcisse, the masterpiece of the short-lived, gentle poet and Latinist whose profound knowledge of Virgil contributed to the &#147;gift of imagery, sense of rhythm, and limpidity of style&#148; for which he was later celebrated (Grente). This edition contains reduced reverse copies of the engravings of the first edition, published posthumously in 1769. With it is bound another neoclassical exercise, the most successful work of the Nîmois poet Imbert, illustrated with reduced copies of the plates from the first edition (1772). & & F. Doll, active ca. 1796/98 to after 1830, was reputed to be Napoleon&#146;s favorite binder. The binding probably dates to his early career, when he was still strongly influenced by Bozérian jeune, with whom he is thought to have apprenticed. The finishing recalls Bozérian, particularly the &#147;mille-points&#148; spine decoration, rendered here by means of block stamps rather than individual tools. & & Fine copy from the collections of two distinguished bibliophiles. Cohen-de Ricci 672 and 507. Cf. Ramsden, French Bookbinders 1789-1848, pp. 72-73.& &

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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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