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        Autograph letter signed

      Philadelphia, 1797. Devèze, Jean (1753-1826?). Autograph letter signed, in French, to Theodore Charles Mozard (1755-1810). Philadelphia, 2 pluviose, an 5 (January 24, 1797). 1 page plus integral address leaf. 230 x 188 mm. Portion of letter (approx. 40 x 80 mm.) torn away from left margin when opened, affecting 4 lines of text, smaller portion of address leaf torn away when seal was broken, not affecting text. Very good otherwise.Rare autograph letter from French émigré physician Jean Devèze, best known for his feud with Benjamin Rush over the treatment of yellow fever during Philadelphia epidemic of 1793, to Theodore Charles Mozard, regarding the latter's admission to the American Philosophical Society. Devèze was then chief physician of a French military hospital established in Philadelphia; he had been admitted to the American Philosophical Society the year before. His letter can be translated in part as follows:"It is with great pleasure, my dear son and confrere, that I announce to you that you were elected a member of this city's Philosophical Society yesterday evening. An unfortunate quarrel between me and another over a member's right to propose candidates forced me to observe formalities and delayed your admission until this moment. You should not doubt my pleasure in being a member of the same society as yourself . . . [I beg you] to send me your baptismal name . . . so that I can expedite your diploma, which I will send you as soon as I have it in hand . . . "Devèze had arrived in Philadelphia from Santo Domingo (now Hispaniola) in the summer of 1793, during the yellow fever epidemic that was then devastating the city. Because of his extensive experience with the disease on Santo Domingo, he was immediately appointed head of Bush Hill, a yellow fever hospital in Philadelphia, where he treated patients by keeping them comfortable and clean and administering quinine and stimulants. Devèze's conservative treatment regimen contrasted sharply with that of Benjamin Rush, who advocated extensive bloodletting to combat the disease. Both Devèze and Rush published accounts of the yellow fever epidemic in 1794, but Devèze's went largely ignored for sixty years, until brought to light in La Roche's Yellow Fever Considered in its Historical, Pathological and Therapeutical Relations (1855).Devèze's correspondent Mozard was Consul of the French Republic at Boston. Unlike Devèze, who ended up settling in the United States (where his descendants changed their name to Dewees), Mozard left the country in 1798 after having his consulship revoked by President John Adams.

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        Panegyrici veteres cum notis et animaduersionibus virorum eruditorum, maximam pertem integris, quibusdam selectis. Tom. II. (nur)

      Erste /1./ Ausgabe in dieser Form. Seite 416 - 873 Unbe- und unaufgeschnittene Broschur in alten, zeitgenössischen, farbilustrierten Pappdeckeln. 4to. Text in Latein. Nur der 2. Teil. Rücken fehlt, vorderer Pappdeckel lose. Innne jedoch gut und sauber. Kl. St. auf d. Tbl.

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        Bound Volume of Sheet Music with Eighteen Different Songs Signed by Charles Dibdin

      Folio. Quarter calf and marbled papercovered boards. Corners of the boards worn away, a sound, good copy, internally ranging from good plus to very good. Owner's name "Campies Bitties L'Tomes Music Book -- Roswell Cobb Co. Georgia" on the front free endpaper. The rear free endpaper seems to have been used as a legal document at the Office of Music Conveyance (possibly affirming American or individual state copyrights?) in South Carolina, signed by Daniel Smith in Charleston and by Stephen Ravenel in Savannah, both in 1797, and further attested by Andrew M'Curdie, Alderman of Savannah in 1800. The book is bound up sheet music of English popular songs, many of them sea chanteys, the first twenty of the songs (from a total of about sixty-five in the volume), are written, composed, and published by Charles Dibdin, and eighteen of them have been Signed or Initialed by Dibdin at the bottom of the first page of music. Many of the songs are from Dibdin's various musical entertainments including The Quizes, or A Trip to Elysium; Private Theatricals, or Nature in Nubibus; Castles in the Air; The Wags, or The Camp of Pleasure; or The Oddities, the songs include: "Neighbor Sly," "Bill Bobstay," "The Lucky Escape," "Soldier Dick," "Little Ben," "Happy Jerry," "A Drop of the Creature," "The Tar for All Weathers," "Bachelor's Hall," and "Poor Tom, or the Sailor's Epitaph"; other songs not directly associated with specific shows include, "The Contented Sailor," and "The Negroes Complaint" (about a captured slave). Dibdin (1745-1814) was one of the most celebrated songwriters in England, and was particularly known, as one might guess from the title above, for his nautical songs. According to one source, Dibdin's patriotic nautical songs were said to be "worth ten thousand sailors to the cause of England," and manuscripts and signed copies of his sheet music are featured items in the collection of the Caird Library at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England. The songs in this book seem to date from around 1788 -- 1791, Dibdin's most prolific period. .

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        Historisch-topographische Beschreibung der Stadt Hirschberg in Schlesien, seit ihrem Ursprunge bis auf das Jahr 1797.

      1 Bl., 800 (recte: 792) S. HLdr. d. Zt. Engelmann 852; Loewe 6175. - Einzige Ausgabe der ausführlichen Beschreibung von Hirschberg, des heutigen Jelenia Góra. - Etwas berieben, Decken beschabt. Insgesamt gut, nur ganz vereinzelt leicht braunfleckiges Exemplar.

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        Heliodori Aethiopicorum Libri Decem [bound with] The Aethiopian History of Heliodorus (1686 or 87)

      Ex Typographia Societatis Bipontinae Argentorati: Ex Typographia Societatis Bipontinae. Anno VI. [i.e. 1797 or 1798]. Two volumes. Volume one: xxxiv, [2], 267, [1] pp. Volume 2: 416 pp. 23 cm. In Greek & Latin. Both volumes interleaved with printed sheets from an early English translation, "The Aethiopian History," this being: [The Aethiopian History of Heliodorus. In Ten Books. The First Five Translated by a Person of Quality, the Last Five by N. Tate]. Text pages only, complete: Books 1-5: 227, [1] pages; books 6-10: 160 pages. 18 cm. (Octavo). Lacks the title page [London: Edward Poole, 1686 or 1687]. Contemporary half dark green morocco and marbled paper boards, marbled endpapers. The front boards of both volumes are detached, with rubbing to the boards, else very good. The text pages are clean and tight, with moderate age-toning. The text pages from the English edition are very good, with moderate age-toning and a few scattered small tears. From the series, Scriptores erotici Graeci [Greek erotic writers]. .

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        Anteckningar under och i anledning af en resa ifrån Westergöthland til Stockholm, gjord åren 1796 och 1797.

      Stockholm, Anders J. Nordström, 1797. 4:o. (2),92,(2),4 s. + 8 planscher. Svag fläck i övre marginalen på planscherna. Svar til den Okände, eller Herr Masque, hvilken i Stockholms-Posten, N:o 123 och 124, recenserat och critiserat Anteckningarna gjorde under en Resa ifrån Westergöthland til Stockholm. Stockholm, Anders Zetterberg, 1797. 4:o. (4) s. Anmärkningar Emot dem, som bilfwit gjorde uti Stockholms=Posten: N:o 123 och 124, wid den nyligen utkomna: Resan ifrån Westergöthland til Stockholm. Stockholm, Anders Zetterberg, 1797. 4:o. (4) s. Något senare blått pappband. Nött vid ryggens huvud och fot. 20 mm spricka främre fals vid fot. Två raderade stämplar på titelbladet, i övre och nedre marginalen. 24,5 x 20 cm

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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. very good. 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 provides both geographical and historical information. The plate is date 1795. 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 a 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 edges.

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        Proofs of a Conspiracy Against All the Religions and Governments of Europe, Carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati, and Reading Societies. Collected from Good Authorities

      Edinburgh and London: William Creech; and T. Cadell, Junior, and W. Davies, 1797 (vi) + 496 pages. ESTC T100164. Robison was a professor of philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, as well as a physicist and inventor (he was the inventor of the siren), but in later life became a committed conspiracy theorist and produced this book, showing how the illuminati had invaded and co-opted numerous organizations, including the Masons. The scarce 1st edition. Original leather boards. Spine is quite worn and chipped, boards are smooth with some wear at the edges, front board detached, back board threatening. Interior second fly has a small blotch -- old ink spot? -- title page has some light browning to the edges. Some light foxing throughout, another small blotch at the edge of page 445, a few light pencil check marks. Book block is solid, otherwise clean and unmarked. Nice copy of the hard to find first edition.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT OF AN EMBASSY FROM THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN TO

      1797. STAUNTON, Sir George. AN AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT OF AN EMBASSY FROM THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN... Together with a relation of the voyage undertaken on the occasion by His Majesty's ship the Lion, and the ship Hindostan, in the East India Company's service, to the Yellow Sea, and Gulf of Pekin; as well as of their return to Europe; with notices of the several places where they stopped in their way out and home ... Taken chiefly from the papers of His Excellency the the Earl of Macartney ...; Sir Erasmus Gower ..., and of other Gentlemen in the several departments of the Embassy. In Three Volumes. London: Printed for G. Nicol, 1797. First octavo edition, complete as issued in 3 volumes with 3 large fold-out maps engraved by B. Baker. Pp. xvi,429; xv,383; xvii,490 + [1] foldout leaf ('Appendix VII') inserted after p. 486. Worn contemporary bindings of diced calf with gilt lettering on spine: spines are darkened, joints are starting and/or split, and the leather is pulling away from the boards, with some rippling, creasing, and chipping. The blue endpapers have lifted in places revealing early 19th-century advertisements (for new medicine, surgery, and chemistry titles from the publisher Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme) that were used as lining. Bookblocks are sound and text leaves are clean but for some scant, light foxing and a couple of gatherings whose paper has toned. Bookplate on ffep in each volume. Folding frontispiece map in each volume: 1. 'A General Chart on Mercator's Projection, to show the train of the Lion and Hindostan from England to the Gulf of Pekin in Chiana, and of the their return to England.' 42.5 x 62.5 cm. 2. 'A Sketch of a Journey from ZHE-HOL in TARTARY by land to PEKIN and from thence by water to HANG-TCHOO-FOO in CHINA,' by J. Barrow. 67 X 47.5 cm. Closed tear with an old paper repair on verso. 3. 'Sketch of a Journey from HANG- TCHOO-FOO to QUANG-TCHOO-FOO of CANTON in CHINA,' by J. Barrow. 65 x 46.5 cm. Two small closed tears mended on verso. (This edition, published in the same year and by the same publisher as the first two-volume quarto edition with the separate folio atlas of plates which was prepared at Government expense, is complete with only three maps as offered here.) Although Macartney's embassy to install a resident British minister and establish trade relations with China was not successful, it collected much interesting inform

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        The Life of Lorenzo De' Medici, Called The Magnificent. By William Roscoe. The Third Edition, Corrected. Vol. I. [II]

      London: Printed For A. Strahan, T. Cabell... 1797. Two quarto volumes: I: 2 p. l., xxvi p., 1 leaf, 320, 136 p., front. (port.) (a-d4, A-3L4); II: 2 p. l., 312, 48, 111, [112], 11 p. (2 leaves, B-3P4, 3Q2); engraved illustrations throughout. The Appendix to Volume I (136 p.) contains 42 documents; the Appendix to Volume II (111 p.) contains 85 documents. 'Poesie del Magnifico Lorenzo de Medici; tratte da testi a penna della Libreria Mediceo-Laurenziana,' 48 p. in vol. II. 'Description of plates,' II: [112]. First published London, 1795. 'One of the few historians of the early nineteenth century to attempt a Kulturgeschichte of the Renaissance period was that strangely erudite Liverpool attorney, William Roscoe. His work deserves mention in any history of Renaissance historiography, not only for the immense stimulus it gave to Italian studies, but also for the direction it gave to many later interpretations. Roscoe conceived the whole cultural revival of the Renaissance in Italy as centering about the Medici family, as indeed largely the product of that family's intelligent direction and liberal patronage' (Ferguson, The Renaissance in Historical Thought, p. 164). Bound in original panelled leather, rebacked by Dragonfly. NUC 504: 53 (NR 0420586). stock#OB322.

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        Il Comitato di Verificazione Ai Popoli Cispandani. Bologna 26. Marzo 1797. Anno I. della Repubblica Cispadana una, e indivisibile.

      1 sheet. Broadside. First edition. Illus. with vignette at head of an allegorical female figure with Phrygian cap on a rod, leaning on fasces with an axe blade emerging. A broadside announcing a new constitution and proclaiming the creation of the Republic of Cispadana. The Cispadane Republic (Repubblica Cispadana) was a short-lived Napoleanic state, founded in 1796 with the protection of the French army, led by Napoleon Bonaparte. A preliminary draft of a constitution was began in January 1797 and worked on by a 'congress of the people' from January 21 to March 1, 1797. As a flag, it chose a tricolor (of red, green, and white), Italy's first. Bonaparte demanded additional changes to the constitution, including the abolition of a clause restricting the principle of equality: needed was "An absolute equality and understanding in the spirit, in virtue and in physical strength, in luck, in education, and good fortune to all men." In July the Republic was merged with the Transpadane Republic, forming the Cisalpine Republic (which was gone by 1802, merged into the new Italian Republic, also formed by Napoleon. In 1805, following Bonaparte's assumption of the title of Emperor of the French, the Italian Republic was transformed into the Kingdom of Italy [Regno d'Italia]). Reporting that the vote was in favor of the constitution, the broadside notes that "after abolishing tyranny, we have achived without revolution, a new government.. [and] ..we have a solemnly sanctioned social pact, we will soon have a stable government, legal representation, a body of magistrates, and public functionaries elected by various 'comitia' of the people." Very rare. The constitution itself shows a few institutional holdings and later reprints, bit this announcement is a different story; we could locate no copies at any North American or European Libraries. OPAC locates one copy with a similar title but issued one day later and published "In Bologna, ed in Ferrara, " at the Biblioteca Civica Bertoliana di Vicena. A fine copy, previously folded.

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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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