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      - COMPUESTO POR MUIGUEL DE CERVÁNTES SAAVEDRA. TOMO I. [II, III e IV] EN BURDEOS, EN LA IMPRENTA DE JUAN PINARD. AÑO XII. M. DCCCIV. In 8º de 17,4x10,5 cm. com [iv], xlvi, 328 + 432 + xi,[i] 382 + 438. Encadernações da época inteiras de pele ao gosto clássico com lombada decorada com ferros a ouro e rótulo vermelho para o título e verde para a numeração dos volumes. Folhas de guarda em papel marmoreado da época. Cortes das folhas marmoreados. Texto impresso com nítidos carateres redondos dispostos de maneira a que constituem uma mancha tipográfica muito bela e fácil de ler. As dedicatórias e advertência estão impressa com caracteres itálicos. O primeiro volume inclui nas páginas sem numeração as folhas de anterrosto e de rosto, nas folhas com numeração romana inclui uma advertência do editor, notícia da vida e das obras de Cervantes, dedicatória de Cervantes, da primeira parte, ao Duque de Béjar, prólogo de Cervantes, poesias em louvor da obra. O terceiro volume inclui nas páginas com numeração romana dedicatória de Cervantes, da segunda parte, ao Conde de Lemos e prólogo ao leitor de Cervantes. Todos os volumes têm índices dos capítulos. Rara edição de esmerado gosto tipográfico com o texto baseado na edição da Real Academia Española de 1797. Palau. 1990, II. Página 147. Location/localizacao: 3-A3-B-10

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        Laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, vols 1 & 2, 1797, 1793

      Philadelphia: Hall and Sellers, 1797. Hardcover. Good. 1797 and 1793. 2 volumes. Folio, original full brown leather with spine labels, 913 + 64 pp plus index, 817 pp plus index. Good+ set, bindings OK with minor wear and rubbing, hinges neatly reinforced with japanese paper, preliminary pages including title pages and flyleaves with loss, wear, wrinkling, stains, contents largely very good with some tanning and foxing throughout. Early signatures, doodles and notes to outer pages of Henry Gregg and Nathan (?) Powell, late 18th/early 19th C. handwriting, and possibly other owners. Handsome set of the first two volumes. RARE.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Sammlung von 53 Kupferstich-Stammbuchblättern. Göttingen bey Wiederhold

      Der Freundschaft gewidmet (recto) am 21ten Mai 1797 - Sammlung von 53 Kupferstich-Stammbuchblättern. Göttingen bey Wiederhold. Mit Einträgen von Mitgliedern Bremer Kaufmannsfamilien u.a. Bremen, 1797. Lose Blätter (11,5 x 18 cm) mit Goldschnitt in Leder-Chemise mit Goldfileten Enthält Einträge von: Vetter Jacob Beckenn, Louise Bekenn, Mutter Magdalena Vogt, Klara von Hoheneichen, M. Duckwitz, Gesina Duckwitz geb. Bagelmann, Kunigunde, Elisa, Albert u. Frieder. Bagelmann, Elisabeth Bagelmann geb. Achelis, Anna Elisabeth Achgelis geb. Anspachs, S. Bremer, Achgelis, Margaretha Bekenn geb. Achelis, M.E., Tomas u. Elisabeth Achelis, G., J.M., Garbert, Johan Leonh., Jacob u. Adelheit Wienges, Elisabeth u. T. Gloystein, Nicolaus Böse, R. Grommé, Elise Vogt, Magdalena Achelis geb. Bagelmann, C. u. Friedrich Estienne, Dorothea u. Meta Spange, Doris Müller geb. Wolff u.a. - Nur vereinzelt, gering fleckig, insgesamt wohlerhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Mertens]
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      London: Various Book. Good. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. A bound collection of four scarce works; In order of binding (capitalisation not respected): 1. The French Army, as it has been organized during the Revolution, and is still led into action for the purposes of plunder and ambition; with a parallel view of the designs of ancient Rome against Carthage, and of Modern France, headed by Bonaparte, against Great Britain; Likewise A Proposed Plan for Hutting the Troops; and cursory remarks on the superiority of pikes over fire-arms, &c. in many instances with A Preliminary Discourse relative to the strength and energies of this country under the circumstances of invasion..." Anonymous, London, 180, xi, 73pp. 2. The Memorial and Correspondence of Charles James, late Captain of a company in the North York Militia; containing his explanations of the motives which induced him to quit the service in 1797. London, November 1798; 131pp. 3. Mr. Dick's (Late Naval Storekeeper at Jamaice) Defence & Explanation of his conduct in respect to two boxes of Spurious Coin, which it it alledges he intended to import into the Island of Jamaica for Fraudulent Purposes. Thomas Collins, London, 1803. 42pp.; and 4. A Treatise on Courts Martial. Containing., I. Remarks on Martiasl Law, and Courts Martial in General. II. The Manner of Proceeding against Offenders. To which is added, An Essay, on Military Punishments and Rewards. By Stephen Payne Adye, First Lieut. in the Royal Regiment of Artillery. New York, Printed, London - Re-Printed, and sold by J. Murray...M.DCC LXIX. iv, 139pp. These four works are bound as one in 3/4 leather/marbled boards, with a handwritten list of contents on the ffep. The covers are well worn. The contents are in very good condition, save for the last 139, which show moderate foxing. Photographs and further detail available upon request..

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      Copper engraving (Good, strong printing impression, slight vertical creasing near centre of chart, some professionally filled loss to blank margin in lower-right corner, with a very small part of the neatline replaced in facsimile), 63 x 80 cm (25 x 31.5 inches). - London, 1797. An excellent large format sea chart of Madagascar and the Mozambique Channel, featuring a wealth of recent observations from British mariners, considered the era’s most detailed and accurate chart of this vital maritime passage. - This excellent sea chart is by far and away the most accurate and detailed chart of Madagascar and the Mozambique coast, including the vital Mozambique Channel, available during the critical era in which Britain gained dominance over the Indian Ocean, including an attempt to make Madagascar a client state. It was considered to be the chart of record used by the mariners of the Royal Navy and the East India Company (EIC) from the time of its publication, in 1797, until the 1820s. The chart takes in all of the Madagascar, the Comoros and the Mozambique coast from ‘Da Lagoa Bay’ (Maputo), in the south, up to Cabo Delgado, in the north. While not scientifically perfect, the coasts of Madagascar assume a more accurate, elongated shape than the bulbous form that prevailed on many contemporary charts, while the Mozambique littoral is projected with an impressive degree of accuracy. The chart labels all major inlets, headlands, and coastal villages, while the sea feature much nautical information, including the labelling of hazards and bathymetric soundings, as well as the direction of ocean currents. Most importantly, the chart features copious, recent information communicated to the map’s publisher, Laurie & Whittle, by British mariners, some of which dates to as recently as 1793. These additions are important as they illuminate many deadly hazards in the Mozambique . SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        Le terme dei romani disegnate da Andrea Palladio e ripubblicate con la giunta di alcune osservazioni giusta l'esemplare del lord conte di Burlingthon impresso in Londra l'anno 1732.

      per Giovanni Rossi, 1797. In-4? (cm. 22,7), legatura coeva in m. pelle con titolo in oro su tassello e fregi in oro al dorso, tagli spruzzati, piatti e risguardi marmorizzati (abrasioni ai piatti); pp. 55 con 1 antiporta f.t. (ritratto del Palladio in rame in elaborata cornice architettonica) e soprattutto 25 tavole numerate incise in rame f.t. da Antonio Mugnon in fine, anche ripiegate; antico timbro araldico al frontespizio e di iniziali al foglio di guardia, lievi fioriture sparse. Prima edizione in lingua italiana de Les Thermes des Romains (Vicenza 1785), opera che si basa sui disegni dell'architetto scozzese Charles Cameron a loro volta cavati dall'edizione Burlinghton, con l'aggiunta di osservazioni. Scamozzi ?fece cosa nobile e grandiosa nel produrre queste grandi opere palladiane? [Cicognara 598 per l'edizione francese delle Fabbriche in Vicenza 1776]. Cfr. Olschki X, 15267. Esemplare molto buono.

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
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        Carte d'une partie du Gran Ocean a l'E. et.SE. de la Nouvelle Guinee.

      Paris: 1797 - Size: 490 x 340 mm. Good condition. Watermark, slight browning and an old repair to the central fold. Good margins. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Interesting chart of part of the south-western Pacific, showing the routes taken by the Spanish explorer Don Francisco Antonio Maurelle in 1781 along the northern coast of New Guinea and across the Pacific to Fiji and Tonga. Maurelle was credited with the discovery of the Hermit Islands on this voyage. The map includes the north-eastern coast of Australia, and parts of the coast of New Guinea. The map shows the 1781 route of his ship "The Princesa" through the Bismarck Archipelago north of New Guinea, through the Archipel de Salomos [i.e. Solomon Islands] and then east across the Pacific to the Iles de Amis [i.e. the Friendly Islands, now Tonga] where he discovered I. Vavao [ i.e. Vava'u] with one of the best anchorages in the South Pacific. The map includes the Iles de Navigateurs [i.e. Samoa], I. Fidji [i.e. Fiji], Iles de Esprit [i.e. Vanuatu or the New Hebrides Isles], and Nouvelle Caledonie [i.e. New Caledonia]. Many small islands are depicted with notes regarding their sightings by Abel Tasman, William Bligh and Maurelle. A note on the chart states that the publisher has placed the islands according to the longitude of other navigators, rather than on Maurelle's figures which were considered estimates only, and also, that Maurelles chart was based on a French chart by Jacques Nicolas Bellin published in 1742. The French cartographers at the time did not consider the Spanish charts to be sufficiently accurate, so they preferred to make their own corrections.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington Gallery]
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      Paris., 1797. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Good margins, crisp clear impression very good condition. slight browing around edges but not effecting image Size: 40 x 25.5 cm. This dramatic and attractive print is from the Voyages of La Perouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Atlas du Voyage de la Perouse,

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Paris. 1797 - Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Size: 40 x 25.5 cm. (15½ x 10 inches) Very good condition. slight browing around edges but not effecting image Scene showing inhabitants of Lituya Bay, Alaska in native costume. From the Voyages of La Perouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington Gallery]
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      Paris. 1797 - Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Size: 40 x 25.5 cm. Very good condition. slight browing around edges but not effecting image Beautiful print showing the locals and voyagers seated around the Easter Island figures from the Voyages of La Perouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse.

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      Paris. 1797 - Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Size: 40 x 25.5 cm. Good margins, crisp clear impression very good condition. slight browing around edges but not effecting image This dramatic and attractive print is from the Voyages of La Perouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Atlas du Voyage de la Perouse,

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington Gallery]
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        Carte particuliere de la Cote du Nord-Ouest de l'Amerique. 3.

      Paris: 1797 - Size: 680 x 495 mm. Very good condition. Faint waterstain on the left vertical fold and slight foxing to the upper horizontal fold, not affecting the image. Good margins. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. 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. Two watermarks, one on each side of the islands. Engraved by Bouclet. Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington Gallery]
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        Costumes de la Baie de Castries.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington Gallery]
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        CARTE PARTICULIERE DE LA CÔTE DU NORD-OUEST DE L'AMÉRIQUE reconnue par les Frégates Françaises LA BOUSSOLE ET L'ASTROLABE en 1786, 3e. Feuille. No.31.

      Paris. 1797 - Size: 575 x 845 mm. Very good condition; some light stains along the lower horizontal fold; a tear and some foxing to the upper margin; wide margins. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. 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. Thirty-eight years later the scattered remains of La Boussole and L'Astrolabe was discovered wrecked on a vicious reef on an atoll in the New Hebrides. Attractive sea chart covering coast from Mt. St. Elias to Monterey Bay. Relief shown by hachures. Shows route of La Perouse. Published in 'Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse'.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington Gallery]
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        Vue d'un éstablissment des habitans du port des francais pour la saison de la peche.

      Paris. 1797 - Size: 400 x 255 mm. Very good condition. slight browing around edges but not effecting image. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Scene showing inhabitants of Lituya Bay, Alaska in fishing season. From the Voyages of La Perouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse.

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

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        VUE DE L'ÎLE STE Catherine.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington Gallery]
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        L'Arabia delineata sulle Ultime Osservazioni.

      Rome, 1797. - Engraved map (35 x 49 cm), hand-coloured in outline. Rare map of Arabia, from the "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale", with a decorative title cartouche showing a nomadic camp. Al Ankary 227.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote De La Mancha

      Gabriel De Sancha, Madrid 1797 - Edición con notas, análisis y con la vida del autor aumentada por Juan Antonio Pellicer. 5 tomos en pasta española de época en buen estado general, el tomo IV con pequeña restauración en el lomo. Formato 4º. (I): frontis, 4h. CCXLIV-143p. 3 láms. (II): 3h. 318 p. 8 láms. (III) 2h. 275 p. 4 láms. (IV) 10h. 456 p. 8 láms. 2 planos, falta una lámina, un plano, y la mitad de otro; con algunas manchas de humedad, pequeñas restauraciones en portada y primera lám. (V): 3h. 483 p. 1 mapa 9 láms; algunas láminas con restauración en el margen interno. Esta edición por su belleza tipográfica, por la buena corrección del texto y por su acertado tamaño es una de las más apreciadas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria García Prieto]
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        The complete Angler; or, Contemplative Man's Recreation; Being a Discourse on Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish, and Fishing: In two Parts. The first written by Mr. Isaac Walton, the second by Charles Cotton, Esq. With the Lives of the Authors, and Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory. By Sir John Hawkins, Knt. The Sixth Edition, with Additions.


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        A View of the Causes and Consequences of the American Revolution; in Thirteen Discourses, Preached in North America Between the Years 1763 and 1775; .

      Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, London 1797 - Royal octavo. three-quarter brown morocco over marbled boards, burgundy gilt lettered morocco spine label, printed paper spine label. Boucher (1738- 1804) came to Virginia in 1754 as a private tutor in a family. The stepson of George Washington was one of his charges and he became a life long friend and intimate of John Parke-Custis. Boucher returned to England and was ordained bishop of London in 1762 in order to be able to become a vicar in Virginia. He then immediately sailed for America and remained there until 1775 as rector of various Virginia and Maryland parishes.Boucher was opposed to any civil unrest and preached against any kind of opposition to the Crown from his pulpit. He was an ardent Tory and believed firmly that protest against government wrongs should be carried out within the law. He believed the 1765 Stamp Act to be "oppressive, impolitic and illegal". During his residence in Maryland he vigorously opposed the vestry act, by which the powers and emoluments of the Maryland pastors were greatly diminished. When the discord between the colonists and the government escalated he felt much sympathy for the former but his opposition to any form of illegal obstruction tot he Stamp Act and other measures, caused a rift between him and his parish. With George Washington forced to make a hard choice between protecting his argumentative friend and showing loyalty to the colonists' cause, in the autumn of 1775 Boucher returned to England with his wife, Eleanor Addison of Oxon Hill, Maryland, where his loyalism was rewarded by a government pension.He was an accomplished writer, including A View of the Causes . [Howes B641. Sabin 6839]. Covers with some rubbing and slight wear, bookplate front pastedown, verso of title page with rubber stamp, else fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Select specimens of British plants.

      London, G. Nicol, 1797. Large folio (57.0 x 42.5 cm). [xvi] pp.; five beautifully hand-coloured engravings by William Skelton. Original marbled boards. With printed label mounted on the front board.= Very rare and highly accomplished flower book, inspired by and modelled on Bauer's "Delineations of exotic plants cultivated in the Royal Garden at Kew". The work is dedicated to Sir Joseph Banks. Only two parts were published, of which this is the first. The plates are drawn by Charlotte Freeman and Juliana Sabina Strickland and are very fine indeed. Uncut. Some foxing, but only on the tissue paper, and some tissues creased. The plates very fine. Overall a very good copy. Only three auction records in the last 40 years, of which just one with both parts. Nissen BBI, 1904; Pritzel, 3037.

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        Tagebuch des Armen Mannes im Tockenburg (VORGEBUNDEN: Müchler Karl: Zamenide: ein dialogirtes Feenmärchen) - 2 Teile in einem Band.

       1797/ 1792. 287/ 300 Seiten; gebundene Ausgabe Das hier angebotene Buch stammt aus einer aufgelösten Klosterbibliothek und trägt die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen/ Instituts-Stempel im Buchinnern; Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig; Papier altersbedingt nachgedunkelt/ stellenweise stockfleckig; der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; ALTSCHRIFT! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Cours complet d'agriculture théorique, pratique, économique et de médecine rurale et vétérinaire. Ou Dictionnaire universel d'agriculture

      A Paris, chez Delalain fils ; chez Marchant, Drevet, Crapart, Caille et Ravier, 1797 ; 1785-1805, in-4, 12 vol, 267 planches, 9 tableaux, 1 frontispice, basane racinée de l'époque, dos lisses et fleuronnés, pièce de titre rouges, tomaisons havane, Tomes 9, 10, 11 et 12 en édition originale. Rare ensemble complet du plus fameux des traités d'agronomie du siècle des Lumières. La publication de cette somme monumentale a débuté en 1781 et s'est prolongée au delà de la mort de son auteur, l'agronome François Rozier (1734-1793), décédé après la publication du tome 9, "à l'époque la plus désastreuse de la Révolution" : le tome 10, rédigé par Chaptal, Dussieux, Lasteyrie, Cadet-de-Vaux, Parmentier, etc, est orné d'un frontispice allégorique qui lui hommage et comprend une notice sur sa vie et ses écrits. Les volumes 11 et 12, qui forment le complément de l'ouvrage, ont été supervisés par Thouin. La très riche illustration comprend en tout 267 planches gravées en taille-douce, représentant les animaux de la ferme, le matériel agricole, les fruits du verger, etc. Tous les titres sont ornés de vignettes sur cuivre représentant des scènes rurales et portant la mention "Édition originale" ; notre ensemble est cependant plus composite, plusieurs volumes étant des rééditions. Notons que, de cet ouvrage, il existe différentes séries dont la collation, les dates et le nombre de planches varient sensiblement. La nôtre est composée de volumes qui portent les dates suivantes : Tome 1 : 1797 - Tome 2 : 1785 - Tome 3 : 1785 - Tome 4 : 1786 - Tome 5 : 1787 - Tome 6 : 1787 - Tome 8 : 1789 - Tome 9 : 1796 - Tome 10 : 1801 - Tome 11 : 1805 - Tome 12 : 1805. Ex-libris manuscrits : "Kilooc. Socrate rustique". Les reliures des tomes 11 et 12 sont légèrement différentes (basane havane, pièces de titre corail), mais fleurons identiques. Reliures épidermées, une charnières fendue. De rares petites taches d'encre, légères rousseurs. Quérard VIII, p. 272. Brunet IV, 1441-1442.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Théorie des fonctions analytiques, contenant les principes du calcul différentiel, dégagés de toute considération d'infiniment petits ou d'évanouissans, de limites ou de fluxions, et réduits à l'analyse algébrique des quantités finies

      Paris, Imprimerie de la République, an V (1797), in-4, [4]-VIII, 276 pages, veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisse orné de fleurons Directoire, pièce de titre verte, tranches jonquille, Nouveau tirage, produit la même année que la première édition ; il ne comporte pas l'errata, les fautes ayant été corrigées dans le texte. Dans ce classique, Lagrange donne une nouvelle base aux principes de l'algèbre. L'ouvrage, basé sur les leçons de l'auteur sur le calcul différentiel, constitue le développement d'une idée contenue dans une note qu'il avait envoyée aux Mémoires de Berlin en 1772 : "son objet est de substituer au calcul différentiel un groupe de théorèmes basé sur le développement en série des fonctions algébriques (...). Lagrange pensait pourvoir ainsi éviter les difficultés que les philosophes croyaient voir dans l'exposition alors admise du calcul différentiel, et qui avaient trait à l'emploi des quantités infiniment grandes et infiniment petites" (Ball). L'ouvrage peut être considéré comme le point de départ pour les travaux de Cauchy, Weierstrass et Jacobi. Lagrange, "le plus grand mathématicien du XVIIIe siècle" est considéré comme le précurseur de la théorie des fonctions développée par Cauchy, Riemann et Weierstras. Ex-libris ancien manuscrit au faux-titre, cachet de prix décerné par l'École centrale. Rares rousseurs, quelques feuillets un peu brunis, trace d'un ex-libris arraché au contreplat, petit accroc au plat supérieur ; néanmoins, bel exemplaire en reliure d'époque. Rouse Ball II, p. 97. Riccardi I, 2¡-4 ; Poggendorff I, 1344 ; DSB VII, 567.

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      Senza luogo di stampa (ma Chioggia) Senza data (ma 1797) 8° Pagine 1 carta bianca + 23 + 1 carta biaca. Legatura coeva in brossura verde. 2 belle carte geografiche ripiegate fuori testo rappresentanti il porto di Chioggia, la laguna intorno a Chioggia e una bella e rara veduta della città, tutte incise da Natale Schiavon. Trattasi del nuovo Regolamento imposto dalla Repubblica Cisalpina che decreta il libero passaggio delle merci dal Porto di Chioggia evitando così tortuosi percorsi alle navi mercantili per raggiungere Venezia. Raro. Tre copie nelle biblioteche nazionali tutte con solo due tavole.

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        De la Révolution française. Nouvelle édition avec des additions de l'Auteur.

      - An V. (Juin, 1797), volumi 4, in-16, in bella rilegatura in mezza pelle e angoli, motivi floreali, fregi e cartelli bicolori con scritte oro sui dorsi. piatti e sguardie in carta marmorizzata, nastrini tagli rossi. Bell' esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 . Forts, Indian Tribes, & New Discoveries on the American Continent, Also of the West-India Islands .

      S. Hall, and Thomas & Andrews, Boston 1797 - Octavo, new full brown calf, red spine label, new endpapers, minor foxing. Ex libris Robert Breck in 1798 on title-page and on flyleaf, minor repairs to folds of frontispiece folding map. . Capt. Thomas Hutchins, the U. S. General Geographer, supplied his notes to assist Morse, the "Father of American Geography", in the completion of this work. This copy includes the map of "Georgia Western Territory" which was not incorporated in many of the copies. [Howes M839; Evans 32509; not in Graff; Sowerby 3964; Sabin 50923, John Carter Brown 3902; Buck ILLINOIS, 53]. Contains 7 maps. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Bloody Buoy, thrown out as a warning to the political pilots of all nations. Or a faithful relation of a multitude of acts of horrid barbarity, such as the eye never witnessed, the tongue never expressed, or the imagination conceived, until the commencement of the French Revolution. To which is added, an instructive essay, tracing these dreadful effects to their real causes. By Peter Porcupine. Third edition, with additional facts, and a Preface addressed to the people of Great Britain.

      Philadelphia printed London reprinted and sold by J. Wright 1797 - 12mo., (2) + xvi + 259 + (1)pp., two leaves of the prelims. bound out of order, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked with gilt lines and label, some wear to marbled paper sides but still a sound and very good copy. Pearl 14. 'A lurid account of atrocities alleged to have been committed by the revolutionaries in France: it repeats the most grisly stories of the French émigrés. . The Bloody Buoy> was one of the most successful of Cobbett's publications'. [Pearl p.30]. [bound with], The life and adventures of Peter Porcupine, with a full and fair account of all his authoring transactions; being a sure and infallible guide for all enterprising young men who wish to make a fortune by writing pamphlets. By Peter Porcupine himself.> Philadelphia: printed for, and sold by, William Cobbett. London reprinted, and sold by J. Wright. 1797. 12mo., (2) + ix + (1) + 58pp., including the half-title. A very good copy. The first English edition. Pearl 17. 'By the middle of 1796 Cobbett had made himself one of the most talked-of men in American politics. He was widely thought (at least among the Democrats) to be an agent in the pay of the British Government (a charge which has been finally disproved by Cole's Letters from William Cobbett to Edward Thornton>, 1937), and his quarrel with Bradford, his publisher, was held to show his general lack of integrity. To answer these and similar attacks Peter Porcupine decided to write this autobiography. For the first time a wonderfully sympathetic figure, risen from a ploughboy to a great journalist, appeared before his readers. Cobbett cleared himself sensationally, but he also showed, if only momentarily at this stage, that he could write with great human dignity and kindliness. The Life>, first published in August 1796, is the chief source for details of his early career, and tendentiously selected extracts from it were often used to confound his Radical supporters in later years.' [Pearl p.33] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Complaint, and The Consolation; or, Night Thoughts

      London Printed by R. Noble, for R. Edwards 1797 - One of the Finest Eighteenth-Century Engraved Books [BLAKE, William, illustrator]. YOUNG, Edward. The Complaint, and the Consolation; or, Night Thoughts. London: Printed by R. Noble, for R. Edwards, 1797. First edition. Folio (16 7/16 x 12 1/2 inches; 416 x 316 mm). viii, [2], 95, [1, blank] pp. With forty-three copperplate engravings by William Blake surrounding the letterpress text. Leaves are very large and barely trimmed. With the "Explanation of the Engravings" supplied in facsimile laid in at the back. This leaf is often lacking. With tissue guards between nearly every leaf. Beautifully bound in full straight-grained blue morocco circa 1850 by M.M. Holloway. Boards tooled in gilt. Spine lettered and tooled in gilt. Gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. With very wide lower margins, usually including the engraver's name. Previous owner's armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Occasional minor offsetting or light foxing to leaves. An very nice copy. Housed in a custom cloth slipcase. Edward Young’s immensely popular Night Thoughts first appeared in 1742-1745. He eventually extended the poem to nine "Nights," though only the first four were illustrated by Blake for this edition. For this, his most ambitious and spectacular work to date, Blake spent two years creating over five hundred drawings, of which only forty-three were ever engraved. Baffled by the novelty of Blake’s illustrations, the public did not receive the edition favorably. Nevertheless, the plates are "splendid examples of plain line engraving done by an artist whose creative energy sought to burst through" (Keynes, William Blake's Engravings, p. 12). Bentley 515. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, 3. Russell 17. HBS 67720. $15,000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Vari (L'auteur; Rocco Vannucchi; Onorato Porri; Pozzolini; Capurriana; Sebastiano Nistri;Nella Stamperia da S.S.R M. Privilegiata (Con Approvazione) 1797 - Edizione: Varie edizioni, da notare la Prima edizione del Rolandi . Pagine: 124+31+75+29+48+12+128+XIV+96+3 Tavole . Illustrazioni: Nel volume di Rolandi Tre tavole in rame disegnate ed incise dall'Autore, contenenti 10 Figure in totale. Nel volume di Fabrizi presente una tavola con tre incisioni raffiguranti il perforatore. . Formato: 8° . Rilegatura: Cartonato con dorso in pelle, piatti usurati, necessario un restauro della cartonatura. . Stato: Discreto . Caratteristiche: Bruniture presenti. Trattasi di una collazione (8 trattati) molto importante di medicina, fra le quali spicca per importanza e rarità l'opera del Rolando sul Cervello. Notevole anche il trattato di Fabrizi su una tecnica sperimentale di perforazione del timpano, con la descrizione dello strumento in tre immagini. Nel primo volume non sono presenti figure (mancano) e presente un tarlo di 2 mm per 40 pagine; nel quinto volume presente un forellino di tarlo nell'arco di tutte le 45 pagine; 5 Fabrizi, Medico chirurgo, la sua opera sulla perforazione del timpano, poi affinata, ebbe importanza ASSOLUTA. 6 Pacini fu professore a Lucca. 8 RARISSIMO.Molte bruniture. MANCA SOLO L'ULTMO FOGLIO DELL'INDICE, con la spiegazione delle ultime 4 figure. A Rolando si deve la scoperta delle ramificazioni cerebrali, diede il nome alla scissura sulla faccia esterna degli emisferi cerebrali (den. Scissura di Rolando). Torinese, fu medico di alta esperienza (divenne medico di corte Sabauda) ed attività scientifica. Fondò anche un Museo, che porta il suo nome ed è tutt'ora esistente a Torino. Il volume necessiterebbe di un restauro (l'esterno infatti non si presenta in buone condizioni) o di una divisione dei trattati ma abbiamo deciso di non effettuare questa operazione, lasciandola al futuro fortunato possessore. Presenti alle ultime due pagine bianche scritte a mano di conti. Foto disponibili a richiesta. . Note epoca: 1828, 1818, 1826, 1827, 1834, 1820 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres de Maître François Rabelais, suivies des Remarques publiées en anglois par M. Le Motteux, et traduites en françois par C. D. M. Nouvelle édition, ornée de 76 gravures. Tome 1 : Gargantua. Tome 2 : Pantagruel. Tome 3 : Pantagruel, Pantagrueline Prognostication, Lettres, Remarques.

      - Paris, Ferdinand Bastien, An VI (1797-1798). 3 volumes in-8, (4)-XVI-479-(1), (2)-634 et (4)-595-(1) pp., 39 + 25 + 12 gr. h-t, reliure de l'époque plein veau, dos richement ornés, tranches mouchetées (un petit manque à la coiffe inférieure du tome 3, manque la page de faux-titre du tome 2). Complet des 76 belles et curieuses figures hors-texte (dont 6 dépliantes). Agréable exemplaire. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to The Emperor of China: including cursory observations made, and information obtained in travelling through that ancient empire, and a small part of Chinese Tartary ... Volumes 1 and 2

      London: G. Nicol, 1797. 1st Edition. Quarter Morocco Over Boards. Very Good +. 11 1/8" Tall. Frontispieces, Plate And Illustrations. 1st Printing (Ii), Xxxiv,518; (Ii), Xx, 626. The Two Complete Text Volumes In Full Size, Text Blocks 10 5/8" Tall; The Plates Were Issued 1796 In A Separate Volume, Not Present Here; But The Plate Of The Camellia Sesanqua Is Present Between Pp 466 And 467. Original Quarter Morocco Binding, Five Bands, Morocco Spine Labels, Over Boards Covered With Marbled Paper, Original Off-White Endpapers, Preliminary And Final Blank In Each Volume. Bindings With Old Wear But Nicely Furbished, Morocco Labels Clean With Brilliant Gilt, A Little Loss Of Leather At Tops Of Spines And At Top Right Front Spine Edge, Paper Frayed Along All Edges Of Boards, Hinges Tight, Contents Clean, Just A Few Tiny Foxing Spots. Small Very Old Booksellers' Label Of The China Times, Bookseller, 94 Consular Road, Tientsin. And Another From Sydney. Former Owner's Signature Dated 1894, Erased In Volume 1, Of George Ernest Morrison, And A Few Marginalia Which Appear To Be His; George Ernest "G. E." Morrison (1862 - 1920), Also Known As Morrison Of Peking Or Chinese Morrison, Was An Australian Adventurer, Appointed In February 1897 As The Times Correspondent In Peking Despite His Lack Of Knowledge In The Chinese Language. He Traveled To Vladivostok And Reported To The Times That Russian Engineers Were Making Preliminary Surveys From Kirin Towards Port Arthur, Then Sent A Telegram To Say That Russia Had Presented A Five-Day Ultimatum To China Demanding The Right To Construct A Railway To Port Arthur. This Was A Triumph For The Times And Its Correspondent, But He Had Also Shown Prophetic Insight In Another Phrase Of His Dispatch, When He Stated That "The Importance Of Japan In Relation To The Future Of Manchuria Cannot Be Disregarded". After A Visit To Siam And England, Then To Australia, 1899-1900, He Returned To Peking. When The Boxer Uprising Broke Out And During The Siege Of The Legations From June To August Morrison As An Acting-Lieutenant Showed Great Courage, Always Ready To Volunteer For Every Service Of Danger. After A Siege Of 55 Days, The Legations Were Relieved By A Multinational Force, Which Then Ransacked Much Of The Palaces In Peking, With Morrison Taking Part In The Looting. There Was Great Uncertainty Regarding The Future Of China In The Following Months, And Through The Times Morrison Managed To Depict A Skewed Picture Before The British Public. While Russia And Japan United In Opposing Any Dismemberment Of China, The Country Was Nevertheless Punished By The Imposition Of A Heavy Indemnity. In 1904 Morrison Became A Correspondent With The Japanese Army. He Was Present At The Entry Of The Japanese Into Port Arthur Early In 1905, And Represented The Times At The Usa Peace Conference. In 1907 He Crossed China From Peking To The French Border Of Tonkin And In 1910 Rode From Honan Across Asia To Russian Turkestan. From Andijan He Took A Train To St Petersburg, And Then Traveled To London Arriving On 29 July 1910. A Great Chinese Physician, Dr. Wu Lien-Teh, Succeeded In Staying The Spread Of This Mortal Sickness Which Seemed To Threaten The Whole World. Morrison Published A Series Of Articles Advocating The Launching Of A Modern Scientific Public Health Service In China. When The Chinese Revolution Began In 1911 Morrison Took The Side Of The Revolutionaries. In August Morrison Resigned His Position On The Times To Become Political Adviser To The Chinese Government, And Immediately Went To London To Assist In Floating A Chinese Loan Of £10 Million. In China During The Following Years He Had An Anxious Time Advising, And Endeavoring To Deal With The Political Intrigues That Were Continually Going On. He Visited Australia Again In December 1917 And Returned To Peking In February 1918. He Represented China During The Peace Discussions At Versailles In 1919, But His Health Began To Give Way And He Retired To England Well Aware That He Had Only A Short Time To Live. He Died On 30 May 1920 . A Rare Historical Association. Later Ownership Signatures Of G B Wilson.

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        Observations on Certain Documents Contained in No V and VI of

      1797. Phil., 1797. Reprint. 1865. 1 of 25 Quarto edition. Phil., 1797. Reprint. 1865. 1 of 25 Quarto edition. Limited Fine-Press Edition of Hamilton's "Reynolds Pamphlet" Hamilton, Alexander [1757-1804]. Observations on Certain Documents Contained in No. V & VI of "The History of the United States for the Year 1796,": In Which the Charge of Speculation Against Alexander Hamilton, Late Secretary of the Treasury, Is Fully Refuted. Philadelphia: Printed for James Fenno, 1797. Reprint. [New York: Printed for the Hamilton Club, 1865]. [x], 157 pp. Newspaper announcement for this publication tipped-in to front endleaf (below an announcement for the Hamilton Club's next publication). Quarto (12" x 9-1/2"). Later cloth, original front wrapper retained, untrimmed edges. Moderate toning, some edgewear to front wrapper, ink stain to top edges of pp. 114-146, text not affected. A handsome copy. $1,250. * From an edition of 25, this number 17. This remarkable work, better known as the "Reynolds Pamphlet," relates to one of the first sex scandals in American political history. While secretary of the treasury, Hamilton had a three-year affair with a woman named Maria Reynolds. This affair was instigated and encouraged by her husband, James, as a way to extort hush money from Hamilton. Jailed for his participation in a shady speculative scheme, Reynolds attempted to implicate Hamilton in exchange for his freedom, through the help of political enemies, believing Hamilton would claim responsibility if he threatened with public exposure of the affair. In the meantime rumors linking Hamilton to the speculative scheme began to circulate and find their way into print, most notably in Callender's History of the United States. In a bold move to protect his public reputation, Hamilton addressed the rumors and prevented a political scandal by confessing the truth. Denying any charges of public financial impropriety, he admitted his "amorous connection" with Maria Reynolds with her husband's "privity and connivance." According to Sabin, Mrs. Hamilton tried to buy up all copies of the 1797 pamphlet, but some escaped. A second edition was reprinted in 1800 in the midst of the Jefferson-Burr election by a group of anti-Federalists. As one would expect, a small number of first editions exist today. The Hamilton Club reprint of the first edition was also issued as an octavo in 1865 in an edition limited to 50 copies.

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        Landschaft mit Rheinfall, "Chute du Rhin dite Cataracte de Ruflen au Pays des Grisons".

      - Kupferstich v. C. Haldenwang n. Hes, dat. 1797, 38,5 x 51,5 Christian Haldenwang ( 14.5. 1770 in Durlach . 27.6. 1831 Bad Rippoldsau ) war ein bedeutender Kupferstecher. - Vorliegende Ansicht zeigt einen kleineren Wasserfall des Oberrheins in der Nähe von Splügen.

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      1797-1799], [Hartford?: 1797 - Printed folio broadside, 7-3/8" x 12-1/4", completed in manuscript and docketed in manuscript on verso. Old folds, light foxing, else Very Good. An evidently unrecorded document on Connecticut claims to the Western Reserve, not located on ESTC, OCLC, or NAIP as of March 2017. "A general meeting of the agents of said proprietors, held at Hartford, on the 17th May, 1797", established a schedule of taxes. But Frances Bradley of Fairfield, failed to pay. Thus, on January 15, 1798, her property was sold for the amount of unpaid taxes, to Walter Terry of Fairfield. Lothrop Lewis of Fairfield, the tax collector, here officially transfers the property to Terry. His deed, dated March 30, 1799, is acknowledged on April 5, 1799. Lothrop Lewis, whose name is printed, also signs in ink; witnesses were Lewis Sturges and Samuel Rowland. In 1786 Connecticut relinquished claims to land west of Pennsylvania except for the Western Reserve, a portion of what is now south of Lake Erie in northeast Ohio. Connecticut assigned some of the Reserve to its citizens as compensation for losses suffered during the Revolution; and sold the rest to a consortium of Connecticut men, including Moses Cleaveland, who had formed the Connecticut Land Company. Their speculations were not successful, there being no effective local government in the Reserve capable of unraveling the tangle of land titles. Thus taxes imposed were frequently not collected. To force payment of the tax, on January 15, 1798 Lothrop Lewis conducted the sales. [Carpenter: ORIGIN AND LOCATION OF THE FIRELANDS OF THE WESTERN RESERVE, Ohio Archeological and Historical Quarterly, Volume 44, April, 1935, page180.] Lothrop [a/k/a Lathrop] Lewis [1759-1817], born in Fairfield, was its tax collector for many years. Lewis B[urr] Sturges [1763-1844], born in Fairfield, graduated from Yale, was clerk of the Probate Court from 1787 to 1791, a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1794 to 1803; and a Federalist Congressman from 1805 to 1816. He spent his later years in Ohio. Samuel Rowland [1769-1837] was born in Fairfield, admitted to the bar in 1794, was a lawyer and town clerk for 42 years, and turnpike surveyor to the New York State line. [Perry: THE OLD BURYING GROUND OF FAIRFIELD, CONN., A MEMORIAL OF MANY OF THE EARLY SETTLERS OF FAIRFIELD. 1882, p.164.]

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        Pasigraphie. premiers élémens du nouvel art-science d'écrire et d'imprimer et une langue de manière a être lu et entendu dans toute autre langue sans traduction; inventés et rédigés par J.*** De M***, ancien Major d'infanterie allemands. . Première édition, originale comme l'édition en langue allemande.

      Paris au bureau de la Pasigraphie 1797 - 4to., (4) + 66 + 63 + (1)pp., blank strip cut away from lower margin of last leaf, title-page a bit dust-soiled and with the initials 'A.G.' ink-stamped in margin, occasional light foxing, corners of some leaves curled, old, probably original, marbled wrappers, entirely uncut. A good copy. First edition in French (published at the same time as a German language printing). A portrait was apparently supplied on request to subscribers (printed note on title verso) but is not present here. An interesting proposal for a new lingua franca or universal language. Joseph De Maimieux emigrated to Germany during the French Revolution, but returned to France in 1797 where he immediately published his Pasigraphie>. 'Although several other schemes of universal language were to appear in the course of the 1790s, none aroused more than a fraction of the interest that greeted the Pasigraphie> (1797) of Joseph de Maimieux . The invention was praised, for example, by Goupil-Préfelne as being of as great importance to humanity as the invention of printing. It was presented to Napoleon who is said to have admired it considerably . The work was submitted in 1798 to the second class of the Institut national for its approval, and it is for this reason above all that it merits attention. For it served not only to inspire memoirs on pasigraphy from Joseph Marie de Gérando, Destutt de Tracy, and Pierre-Louis Roederer, but also formed the basis for a theoretical, and at times profound, discussion of universal language that was to continue for several years to be 'une des constantes préoccupations de la section de philosophie'.' [Knowlson, Univeresal Language Schemes>, pp.153-155.] The Foreword is by the Abbé Sicard, the French expert on the education of deaf-mutes. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Sketches on various subjects; moral, literary, and political. . Second edition.

      London: printed for J. Bell 1797 - 8vo., x + 297 + (1)pp., including the half-title, occasional minor foxing, the paper generally lightly found throughout, contemporary sheep, neatly rebacked to match, flat spine gilt with morocco label lettered gilt. A very good copy indeed, from the 19th century library of Rev. William Long with his armorial bookplate> on pastedown. First published in 1796: both editions rather scarce. Henry James Pye (1745-1813), an undistinguished poet (poetaster), actually became poet-laureate in 1790, but wrote 'irreproachably patriotic and ludicrously tame official poetry' (DNB). He was the constant butt of contemporary ridicule, not least by John Wolcot (Peter Pindar) and Lord Byron. His Sketches on various subjects> is a compilation of miscellaneous thoughts on novels, the army, gardening, Shakespeare, marriage, field sports, the weather, cards, resistance to government, gaming, aborigines, and much else. His chapter on marriage (pp. 6-17), however, shows Pye to have the pretty liberal view that divorce should be available to all, not only the rich. 'To compel a man and woman who have a rooted dislike to each other, to continue together for life, because they have inconsiderately engaged to do it under certain specific forms, is a most unjust and cruel law .'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Himmel auf Erden.Schnepfenthal, Buchhandlungs der Erziehungsanstalt, 1797. 8vo. With stipple-engraved frontispiece. Contemporary boards, red edges.

      Lex. Kind.u.Jugend Lit. III, 254; Pfauch-Röder 289; Rümann 992; cf. Cat. Van Rijn 878 (undated ed.); not in Wegehaupt; Seebass. First edition of a rare educational book by Salzmann, teaching children how to create "Heaven on earth." His preface emphasizes his belief in heaven after death, but says one can still attempt to enjoy heaven on earth, and he explains why he did not strictly base his teachings on the Holy Scriptures. The preliminaries also give a 28-page list of subscribers from all ranks of German society. Very good copy. Binding only minimally rubbed; occasionally very slightly browned.

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        Plan de la baie de MONTEREY Situee dans la Californie Settentrionale

      Paris. 1797 - Size: 330 x 485 mm. Fine condition, good margins. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. A crisp clear map of the Bay of Monterey on California. Relief shown by hachures - 'Montagnes de St.Lucie' and a few other features are shown- 'Dunes de Sable', but the map was drawn before any town existed on the bay. The only habitation marked is the Mission de St. Charles at Carmel. North to the left of map. This map is from the Voyages of La Perouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Published 'Atlas du Voyage de la Perouse' No.34.

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      Paris. 1797 - Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Size: 40 x 25.5 cm. Good margins, crisp clear impression very good condition. slight browing around edges but not effecting image This dramatic and attractive print is from the Voyages of La Perouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Atlas du Voyage de la Perouse,

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        [CONVICTS; ABORIGINES] Voyage a Botany-Bay

      avec une description du pays, des moeurs, des coutumes et de la religion des natifs. Par le celebre George Barrington. Traduit de l'Anglais, sur la troisieme Edition. Paris : Chez Desenne, An VI [22 September 1797- 21 September 1798]. Octavo, quarter calf over marbled boards (lightly rubbed, corners bumped), spine with gilt lettering and ornament, marbled endpapers, ex-libris on front pastedown, 192 pp (mild spotting to title, otherwise clean and bright). A very good copy. First French edition of Barrington's work, purportedly based on the third English edition. Scarce. Ferguson 259; Garvey AB12. Garvey points out that this translation is a slightly augmented version of the English third edition on account of the fact that it adds a preface, explanatory notes and a final paragraph in which 'Barrington' rues his exile (Garvey, The Celebrated George Barrington, p 262). George Barrington (1755-1804), the Irish-born socialite and pickpocket, was sentenced in 1790 to seven years servitude in Botany Bay. By 1792 he had become the first convict in the colony to be emancipated, apparently because of his actions in assisting to quell a mutiny on the convict transport which had brought him to Sydney. He became a superintendent of convicts and constable in Parramatta. The first volume of his memoirs was published in 1795 as 'Voyage to Botany Bay', and is considered to be in the main his own work. Although a vast number of works were later to be published in his name, most of them were entirely apocryphal, the result of editors taking advantage of the enormous popularity and success of his first book, which remains one of the most important primary sources for the study of the early years of settlement in Sydney. In particular, it is valuable for its accounts of relations between the local Aborigines (the Eora people) and the colonists, and of the Aboriginal culture.

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        Oeuvres complettes de P. Poivre Intendant des Isles de France et de Bourbon... précédées de sa vie, et accompagnées de notes.

      Paris, chez Fuchs, 1797, in 8°, de IV-310pp., demi-veau époque, dos lisse orné, coiffe sup. très lég. usée, qq. lèg. mouillures en marge. Première édition collective des oeuvres de cet administrateur des colonies. On y trouve de nombreux renseignements sur l'agriculture à Madagascar, la Réunion, l'île Maurice, le Siam, la Malaisie, le Cap de Bonne-Espérance, la Cochinchine et la Chine. Avec ses discours politiques, sa mission aux îles Moluques et aux Philippines. Rappelons que Poivre, fut un des premiers abolitionnistes. Il mit un terme aux excès de la traite et apporta un notable adoucissement au sort des esclaves, introduisant aussi la culture des épices et de la canne à sucre. La notice biographique est de Dupont de Nemours. ¶ Sabin n°63722 - Quérard fr. litt. VII. 247

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