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        AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE EMBASSY TO THE EMPEROR OF CHINAUNDERTAKEN BY ORDER

      - London 1797, Stockdale. Full new red calf, 475p., 33 copper- etched plates, 2 folding copper etched maps, some minor general page soil, complete, index, errata, list of plates, 13 x 21.5 cm., abridged edition, complete in itself. Staunton compiled this great work from the first British embassy to China under Lord Macartney. This historic and most famous work not only covers this first official & diplomatic visit to China, but also documents the customs, people and life style of the Chinese before the influence of the West came in. * A monumental primary resource. Lavishly illustrated with fine drawings. The abridged edition. Covers a very early drawing of the tea camellia, other botanical/fruits & specimens, Chinese barges, bridges, insects, foot-binding of Chinese women, deities, Emperor's furnishings, art works, bronze statues, monuments, agricultural implements & unique Chinese inventions, pumps, plough, water raising machines, two lovely itinerary maps, the Great Wall, and many others. A wonderful primary documentation of this great event. * With information on Macao as well. *

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        Les Candidats, à la nouvelle législature, ou Les Grands hommes de l'an cinquième. Avec les véritables noms, prénoms et surnoms qu'ils ont acquis pendant la Révolution. Par le cousin Luc, petit-frère du grand-cousin Jacques.

      Paris, Maret [R. Vatar], an V, (1797), - quatre (sur cinq) livraisons en un volume in-8, 110 pp. en numérotation continue, un f. vierge, demi-basane brique, dos à nerfs orné de filets et du chiffre B répété dans les entre-nerfs (rel. du XIXe s.). Coiffes rognées, dos passé. Les cinq pièces en vers qui portent ce titre forment un petit périodique qui avait pour but de ridiculiser le personnel révolutionnaire. L'attestation du numéro 5 est problématique, elle ne se trouve que chez Deschiens repris par Hatin (mais qui n'a manifestement pas vu d'exemplaire). Le numéro II porte le titre de : Les Candidats chez Bénézech. Martin & Walter, Journaux, 183 (ne donne que 4 numéros). Hatin, p. 269. Tourneux IV, 20649 (ne connaît que les 4 premières livraisons).

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

      - London 1797, Stockdale. Full new calf, spine gilt, 1 volume edition, 33 copper engravings, 13 x 21.5 cm., abridged from the Papers of Earl Macartney, contents clean, text only, no atlas. THE OFFICIAL RECORD: The official account of Earl McCartney's informative but unsuccessful mission to establish formal diplomatic and commercial relations with China. Staunton accompanied the Embassy as Secretary & compiled his book chiefly from the papers of the Ambassador & his fellow envoys. A fascinating true history of the expedition, useful primary source. * IMPORTANT NOTE ! Only the FIRST EDITION of this work contains the atlas folio. Other different or later editions are as described. Beautiful views of Cochin-China, Macao, Yang-Tzw river life, many other views of China. Highly collectable title, documenting the first English Embassy to China. A most handsome addition to any great collection. This work is seldom found in its complete state, with the atlas of maps & superb copper engraved plates, with nice frontis engravings in volumes 1 & 2 of McCartney and Tchien Lung, the Great Emperor of China. * THE ATLAS OR FOLIO: Not issued until 1798: The atlas was copper etched, it contains a folded general chart of the track followed by the two ships around the world, along with 43 other fine charts, maps, plans and marvelous illustrations, with superb views recorded for posterity. * THE PLATES: The lively and large plates illustrate coastal views, birds of an unusual character, natives and other images of significance. Expertly drawn and engraved. * By and large, the best single English language item done on China in the 18th century ! George Staunton [1737-1801] was a British diplomat, in 1774 Dr. Samuel Johnson met Staunton and they became life-long friends. Although the official mission to China failed, a wealth of precious information was collected and published in this first comprehensive official account. During this period of time, Great Britain was anxious to establish formal diplomatic relations with China and open usual trade relations. The unwilling Chinese resisted all Western foreign intervention in China. In the end the gifts and arguments were rejected. * THE FOLIO: The folio [when present] contains [102p.], 5 large folding maps, 50 finely engraved plates, large format, ca. 58 x 43 cm., fresh, clean copy, no foxing. * **** BIBLIOGRAPHY: E. Cox: A REFERENCE GULIDE TO THE LITERATURE OF TRAVEL, P.334-345. * Lust 545. * H. H. Cordier: SINICA 2381-82. * Hill: Pacific Voyages, p280-281, 1628, p.250. * Maggs: Catalog no. 521:"Apart from its Chinese importance, is of considerable interest owing to the various places visited en route, including Madeira, Teneriff, Rio de Janero, St. Helena, Tristan D'Acuna, Amsterdam Island, Java, Sumatra, Cochin-China, etc." * Cox I, p.334: "A most interesting account of Chinese manners & customs at the close of the 18th century." *

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        Observations on the various systems of canal navigation, with inferences practical and mathematical; in which Mr. Fulton's plan of wheel-boats, and the utility of subterraneous and of small canals are particularly investigated, including an account of the canals and inclined planes of China.

      London: published by I. and J. Taylor at the Architectural Library High Holborn 1797 - 4to., 4 engraved plates including a folding map, (8) + 104pp., early 19th century half russia, gilt spine labels, the backstrip with some later restoration. A very good copy with an impeccable provenance. Originally in the library of Thomas Bell> (1785-1860), the Newcastle-upon-Tyne land surveyor and book collector: and with the later (1930) bookplate of the Institution of Naval Architects> (the Scott Collection>). First edition. Largely a technical discussion of the relative advantages of inclined planes and locks under different circumstances. Chapman considered his own inclined plane system to be superior to Fulton's as described in his Treatise on the improvement of canal navigation> (1796). William Chapman (1749-1832), civil engineer, was for much of his career working with, or on behalf of, several of the celebrated engineers and civil engineers of the day, including Matthew Boulton, James Watt and John Rennie. He was involved in canal building, dock construction, drainage schemes and even industrial railways. Chapman was a long-time member of the Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers. Skempton 234. Goldsmiths 17081. Kress B.3364. Williams I. p.462.> [bound with], [PHILLIPS, John> A treatise on inland navigation: illustrated with a whole-sheet plan, delineating the course of an intended navigable canal from London to Norwich and Lynn, through the counties of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, denoting every town and village through which it is proposed to pass. With two other plans, to prove the practicability of executing the whole with success: And a plan for extending the navigation from Bishop-Stortford to Cambridge, without passing through the grounds or parks at Shotgrove or Audley End; by which the opposition that has been always made by the Noble owners of those grounds is obviated, and a direct conveyance from Cambridge to London, by water, may be carried into execution. The lands through which the canal is proposed to pass, will double, and in many parts treble their present value; and, besides the great advantage to land-holders, its utility and benefit will extend to the trade of these counties in particular, as well as to the public at large, by the means of a cheap and speedy conveyance for corn, and all heavy articles, to market, by water, whether for home consumption or exportation. There will be found a vast saving, when compared to the great expence of land carriage; which is clearly proved in this treatise. Another important and national object will arise from this plan, which is, that the cities of London and Westminster may be supplied with corn and coals, which at all times will prevent a scarcity or monopoly.> London: S. Hooper. 1785. 4to., with a large folding engraved map and engraved plate, xii + 50 + (8)pp., the map lightly soiled else a very good copy. First edition. John Phillips (fl. 1778 - ca. 1817), writer on inland navigation, was a native of Essex but is otherwise something of an enigma. He is known to have travelled extensively in Europe pursuing his information gathering on canal developments which resulted in a definitive General History of Inland Navigation> which went through several editions between 1792 and 1809. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        In mutilum Campani amphitheatri titulum aliasque nonnullas Campanas inscriptiones commentarius. Editio secunda auctior.

      Naples, Vincenzo Orsini 1797 - in-4, XL-201-[3] pp., avec 2 planches dépliantes "in fine", vélin rigide, dos lisse (reliure de l'époque). Grande mouillure infra-paginale aux premiers feuillets. Réimpression posthume du premier ouvrage de Mazzocchi (1684-1771), publié en 1727, soit deux ans seulement après son arrivée à Rome, et qui connut un grand succès dans toute l'Europe. A la fin du XIXe siècle encore, Karl Julius Beloch (1854-1929) estimait qu'il s'agissait du meilleur ouvrage écrit sur l'histoire et la topographie de Capoue antique. L'auteur, venant d'une famille modeste de Naples, entré par nécessité dans les Ordres, selon l'usage, s'acquit au cours du XVIIIe siècle la réputation du meilleur épigraphiste d'Italie. Il refusa plusieurs archevêchés offerts par le Roi de Naples pour se consacrer exclusivement à ses études. Exemplaire de l'historien Camillo Minieri Riccio (1813-1882), directeur de l'Archivio di Stato di Napoli de 1874 à sa mort, avec vignette ex-libris contrecollée sur les premières gardes.

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        Observations on the various systems of canal navigation, with inferences practical and mathematical; in which Mr. Fulton's plan of wheel-boats, and the utility of subterraneous and of small canals are particularly investigated, including an account of the canals and inclined planes of China.

      London: published by I. and J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, High Holborn. 1797. 4to., 4 engraved plates including a folding map, (8) + 104pp., early 19th century half russia, gilt spine labels, the backstrip with some later restoration. A very good copy with an impeccable provenance. Originally in the library of Thomas Bell> (1785-1860), the Newcastle-upon-Tyne land surveyor and book collector: and with the later (1930) bookplate of the Institution of Naval Architects> (the Scott Collection>). First edition. Largely a technical discussion of the relative advantages of inclined planes and locks under different circumstances. Chapman considered his own inclined plane system to be superior to Fulton's as described in his Treatise on the improvement of canal navigation> (1796). William Chapman (1749-1832), civil engineer, was for much of his career working with, or on behalf of, several of the celebrated engineers and civil engineers of the day, including Matthew Boulton, James Watt and John Rennie. He was involved in canal building, dock construction, drainage schemes and even industrial railways. Chapman was a long-time member of the Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers. Skempton 234. Goldsmiths 17081. Kress B.3364. Williams I. p.462.> [bound with], [PHILLIPS, John> A treatise on inland navigation: illustrated with a whole-sheet plan, delineating the course of an intended navigable canal from London to Norwich and Lynn, through the counties of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, denoting every town and village through which it is proposed to pass. With two other plans, to prove the practicability of executing the whole with success: And a plan for extending the navigation from Bishop-Stortford to Cambridge, without passing through the grounds or parks at Shotgrove or Audley End; by which the opposition that has been always made by the Noble owners of those grounds is obviated, and a direct conveyance from Cambridge to London, by water, may be carried into execution. The lands through which the canal is proposed to pass, will double, and in many parts treble their present value; and, besides the great advantage to land-holders, its utility and benefit will extend to the trade of these counties in particular, as well as to the public at large, by the means of a cheap and speedy conveyance for corn, and all heavy articles, to market, by water, whether for home consumption or exportation. There will be found a vast saving, when compared to the great expence of land carriage; which is clearly proved in this treatise. Another important and national object will arise from this plan, which is, that the cities of London and Westminster may be supplied with corn and coals, which at all times will prevent a scarcity or monopoly.> London: S. Hooper. 1785. 4to., with a large folding engraved map and engraved plate, xii + 50 + (8)pp., the map lightly soiled else a very good copy. First edition. John Phillips (fl. 1778 - ca. 1817), writer on inland navigation, was a native of Essex but is otherwise something of an enigma. He is known to have travelled extensively in Europe pursuing his information gathering on canal developments which resulted in a definitive General History of Inland Navigation> which went through several editions between 1792 and 1809.

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        ESSAI SUR LA THEORIE DES TORRENS ET DES RIVIERES PAR CITOYEN FABRE BIDAULT 1797

      BIDAULT 1797 - ESSAI SUR LA THEORIE DES TORRENS ET DES RIVIERES CONTENANT LES MOYENS LES PLUS SIMPLES .PAR LE CITOYEN FABRE A PARIS CHEZ BIDAULT LIBRAIRE AN. V - 1797 In 4°, pag. [4] XXXII 284, legatura in mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, occhiello, 8 tavole ripiegate in b/n. Lievi abrasioni alle cerniere e al dorso, lieve brunitura alle prime e alle ultime 2 pagine. Ulteriori dettagli e immagini a richiesta. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sind die Hindernisse der Gewissheit und Einfachheit der praktischen Arzneykunde unübersteiglich? (pp.727-762).

      Journ. pract. Heilk., 4/4 - Jena, in der academischen Buchhandlung, 1797, 8, 853 (1) pp., Pappband d.Zt. EIN MARKSTEIN - UNGEMISCHTE ARZNEIENErster Auflage dieser recht umfangreiche Arbeit - ebenfalls von programmatischer Bedeutung für das werden der homöpathischen Heilweise: "Der Weg geht weiter zum dritten Markstein, zur Forderung der Einfachheit der Arzneimittel ... Schon 1797 wandte sich Hahneman in seinem Aufsatz: "Sind die Hindernisse ... der practischen Arzneykunde unübersteiglich?" mit aller Entschiedenheit gegen die Arzneigemische. Er schrieb, übrigens ohne besonders auf die Homöopathie einzugehen, :"Darf ichs gestehen, daß ich seit Jahren nie etwas andres, außer ein einziges Mittel auf einmal verordnet und nie wiederholt habe, als bis auf die Wirkung der vorherigen Gabe exspirirt war? ... daß ich auf diese Art glücklich und zur Zufriedenheit meiner Kranken geheilt und Dinge gesehen habe, die ich sonst nicht gesehen hätte?" Ein Markstein der neuen Heillehre. 'Für eine genau erkannte Krankheitsform darf nur die einzige, richtig ausgewählte Arznei das gegebene Heilmittel sein. cf. Haehl, Hahnemann, Bd. 1, S.78.Schmidt Nr.135

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        The Old English Baron. A Gothic Story. Embellished With Elegant Engravings. The Sixth Edition; Printed for C. Dilly

      printed for C. Dilly, in the Poultry, London 1797 - Sixth Edition of Reeve's best-known work, a major influence on the development of Gothic fiction. 8vo: xi,[1],264pp, with 8 full-page copper-engraved plates (including frontispiece). English mottled calf, flat spine in six compartments, gilt sunburst medallion in each, separated by gilt-ruled bands, black leather lettering piece gilt, board edges decorated with gilt roll. Early, neat manuscript ex libris to front fly leaf. An excellent, wide-margined example in a handsome contemporary binding, spotting on plates restricted to margins, pages virtually pristine. Summers, p. 449. Lowndes, IV, 2065 ("A romance of considerable repute, frequently reprinted."). First published anonymously at Colchester, in 1777, as The champion of virtue, then republished a year later with Reeve's name on the title-page, as The Old English Baron: a Gothic Story. An ambitious reworking of Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto (or, as Reeve described it, "the literary offspring of the castle of Otranto"). "The story, like many of the time, concerns usurpation unmasked and legitimate succession restored by a hero resembling an idealized mid-eighteenth-century gentrified professional man. This fable continued to speak to the largely professional middle-class reading public. An eighth edition appeared in 1807, Anna Letitia Barbauld included it in her British Novelists (1810), and there were many further reprints throughout the century, when it was often paired with Walpole's Otranto." (ODNB) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht; darüber Porträt von Karl VI. und Erklärungen ('Ulm.').

      - Kupferstich v. Georg Hisler aus Sächsischer Postillion b. Carl Friedr. Völkel in Löbau, 1797, 18,5 x 29,5 Nicht bei Schefold/Pflüger, Ulm Das Bild der Stadt in alten Ansichten!

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        The Habitable World Described, or the Present State of the People in All Parts of the Globe, from North to South..

      London, 1797. 1st ed. Hardcover. Very Good. 20 vols. bound in 10. 20 engraved second titles, 69 folding maps and plans, 155 plates. Solid 19th century 1/2 leather (marbled boards with brown leather backstrips and corners). 21cm. Browning on some plates and maps. Portions (perhaps a fifth or less) of the volumes with significant foxing; the balance almost without any foxing. A bookseller (probably from the 1950's or 1960's) has inked prices in most of the volumes (15 each) as well as a price for the set. Heraldic bookplate of Christopher Harrison in each volume. The number of plates and maps is based on a physical collation of these volumes. Trusler was a compiler of multi-volume works based almost entirely on the writings of other authorities. Overall, an impressive compendium of information, not all of it entirely reliable, about many parts of the world, although rather sketchy about Africa and most parts of the Western Hemisphere.

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        AN EXPLANATION OF DASSIER'S MEDALS OF THE SOVEREIGNS OF ENGLAND.

      Landscape folio. Marbled card covers with printed label to front. Seven pages of letter-press description to the rear. Bound in is a prospectus for several of Dassier's works.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1797.. [Late Antiquity]. EARLY OCTAVO EDITION. In 12 volumes. Octavo (22 x 14cm). With a copper engraved frontispiece of the author to volume I and three folding maps. Recently re-backed using original marbled calf boards, with gilt titles to red and black labels on spine, done to-style with additional gilt tooling. Some repairs to folding maps. Some volumes lacking half-titles. Occasional minor worming to margins. Generally a crisp clean set. Good overall. Originally published sequentially in six volumes between 1776 and 1788, Gibbon's 'Decline and Fall' is universally acknowledged as a historiographical and literary giant of the English language. It has been read by historians of Rome and Byzantium ever since publication, though Gibbon's pessimistic attitude is currently unfashionable amongst scholars of Late Antiquity. Nevertheless, the breadth of his coverage and the depth of his knowledge remains unrivalled.

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        The Voyage of Nearchus from the Indus to the Euphrates.

      Cadell and Davies, London 1797 - Vincent William: The Voyage of Nearchus from the Indus to the Euphrates. Collected etc. London, Cadell and Davies, 1797. 4to, contemporary half leather, gilt leather label on the spine, pp. XV-530, (2), with engraving opposite the frontispice and six plates with maps, of which four are folding. Original edition. The famous journey of Alexander the Great's second-in-command , the only ancient source about settlements in Eritrea and Makran (a region between Iran and Pakistan). Uncommon. A copy with ample margins but various stains which get more evident in the last pages. Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations on Certain Documents Contained in No V and VI of

      1797. Phil., 1865. 1 of 50 Octavo edition. Phil., 1865. 1 of 50 Octavo 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. [New York: Printed for the Hamilton Club, 1865]. [viii], 157 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Later stiff-paper wrappers, original title panel affixed to front cover, deckle edges. Very light soiling, negligible light rubbing to extremities, faint offsetting from bookend to front cover, front free endpaper detached. Light toning to interior, early presentation inscription to front free endpaper. $750. * From an edition of 50, this number 15. 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 a quarto in 1865 in an edition limited to 25 copies.

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        Parte meridionale dell'Africa che comprende la bassa Guinea, e la Cafreria coll'isola di Madagascar

      Calcografia camerale, Roma 1797 - Incisione in rame, mm 345x475. Non comune carta dell'Africa centro meridionale. Ottimo esemplare marginoso con lievissimo alone centrale. Tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801. La Calcografia Camerale gli commissionÚ l'opera per sostituire il "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745-1824), allievo di Piranesi, fu religioso, geografo, costruttore di globi e cartografo. Copper engraving, mm 345x475. Scarce map of southern Africa. From "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", printed in Rome form 1792 to 1801. Very good conditon, just a very light paper discoloration at centerfold cartografia.

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        Observations on Certain Documents Contained in No V and VI of...

      1797. Phil., 1865. 1 of 50 Octavo 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. [New York: Printed for the Hamilton Club, 1865]. [viii], 157 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Later stiff-paper wrappers, original title panel affixed to front cover, deckle edges. Very light soiling, negligible light rubbing to extremities, faint offsetting from bookend to front cover, front free endpaper detached. Light toning to interior, early presentation inscription to front free endpaper. $750. * From an edition of 50, this number 15. 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 a quarto in 1865 in an edition limited to 25 copies.

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        The state of the poor: or, an history of the labouring classes in England, from the conquest to the present period; . together with parochial reports . With a large appendix; .

      London Printed by J. Davis for B. & J. White; G. G. & J. Robinson; T. Payne; R. Faulder; T. Egerton; J. Debrett; and D. Bremner 1797 - First edition. Three volumes, 4to., complete with half titles to all volumes, directions to the binder (end of vol. 1) and the supplementary leaf 3L3 in volume 2, and sheets 5B*–5B†4 in volume 3 as called for in the directions to the binder, folding table, modern half calf gilt, an excellent example. A remarkable work by a follower of Adam Smith. Sir Frederick Eden (1766 – 1809), was one of the founders of the Globe Insurance Company and later its chairman, however he is best known as a social investigator. His reputation for this rests on The State of the Poor. He explained the circumstances that led him to do the research: "The difficulties which the labouring classes experienced, from the high price of grain, and of provisions in general, as well as of cloathing [sic] and fuel, during the years 1794 and 1795, induced me, from motives both of benevolence and personal curiosity, to investigate their conditions in various parts of the kingdom." The book was intended to provide a factual basis for the current debate on what to do about the poor. "[The State of the Poor] was written from a perspective that reveals Eden's general adherence to Adam Smith's system of natural liberty in economic affairs; this led Karl Marx to claim that Eden was the only eighteenth-century disciple of Smith to produce a work of any significance." (Donald Winch, ODNB). Eden did some of the field-work himself, obtained information from clergymen but also sent out "a remarkably faithful and intelligent person" with a questionnaire he had designed. This was modelled on that used by Sir John Sinclair in his Statistical Account of Scotland. Einaudi 1714; Goldsmiths' 17107; Kress B.3384; PMM 249. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le isole del Giappone e la Corea delineate sulle ultime osservazioni

      Incisione in rame, mm 345x480. Non comune carta che mette in grande risalto la Corea secondo le nuove rilevazioni di D'Anville. Ottimo esemplare marginoso con lievissimo alone centrale. Tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801. La Calcografia Camerale gli commissionò l'opera per sostituire il "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745-1824), allievo di Piranesi, fu religioso, geografo, costruttore di globi e cartografo. Copper engraving, mm 345x470. Scarce map of Japan and Korea. From "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", printed in Rome form 1792 to 1801. Very good conditon, just a very light paper discoloration at centerfold

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        An authentic account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China [.] with notices of Tristan d'Acuna, Amsterdam, Java, Sumatra, Cochin-China. Taken chiefly from the papers of His Excellency the Earl of Macartney.

      London G. Nicol 1797 - First edition. 3 volumes, comprising 2 volumes 4to text and landscape folio atlas (45 x 56 cm.). 44 engraved maps and plates, some folding, marginal tear to plate 41 repaired; text volumes contemporary diced russia rebacked to style; atlas half calf over marbled boards to match, a fine clean set. A finely illustrated account of the first British embassy to China, which was to lead to the foundation of Hong Kong as a British trading post. It was the failure of this mission to establish direct trade links with China that convinced the British government of the need to set up its own trading post. Staunton, a medical doctor and friend of Dr. Johnson, accompanied McCartney as secretary. To write his account, Staunton had access to McCartney's journal and was assisted by John Barrow. Staunton's account is noteworthy for his detailed description of the journey, his examination of Chinese customs (including the binding of women's feet) and the detailed appendix on Chinese trade with Europe and more specifically Britain. Alexander's plates are of special interest due to their depiction of subjects that very few Europeans had recorded or seen and the indications they gave to the considerable technical, artistic and organizational advancement of the Chinese civilization. The atlas also includes a detailed map of Macao. The work was hugely successful, fifteen editions were issued in seven countries in thirty years. Cordier, Sinica, 2381-83; Hill 1628; Lowendahl 697; Lust 545 & 547. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Voyage de la Pérouse autour du Monde, publié conformément au décret du 22 Avril 1791, et rédigé par M. L.A. Milet-Mureau.

      Paris Imprimerie de la République An V An V 1797 - First edition. Four text volumes, 4to., (31 x 23.5cm) and folio atlas (61.5 x 45cm). Engraved portrait of La Pérouse after Tardieu, all half-titles, colophon leaf in vol. I-III, vol. IV colophon following index. (vol. IV with a few minor marginal chips repaired.) Atlas with engraved allegorical title-page by Moreau le Jeune, titled Atlas du voyage de La Pérouse without imprint, and 69 engraved platescomprising folding world map, 35 views and natural history plates,33 maps or coastal profiles (20 double-page). Original pink paper covered boards, unopened and uncut, neat repairs and restoration to bindings, spines faded, covers with old residual dampstaining, modern red morocco labels, a fine set. The first edition of one of the most important scientific explorations ever undertaken to the Pacific and the N.W. American coast, and the first scientific voyage to California. This example a rare survival in original boards. "The voyage round the world under the command of La Pérouse was intended as the French equivalent of Captain Cook's third voyage and was enthusiastically endorsed by the Academy of Sciences and particularly by Louis XVI . The most significant results of the voyage are the charts of the then imperfectly known Asiatic coast of the Pacific." - Forbes. La Pérouse was the first explorer to navigate and chart the Japan sea and the strait between the island of Sakhalin and the northernmost island of Japan, which bears his name. At Kamchatka he received instructions to proceed to Australia to assess the extent of British plans. He arrived at Botany Bay in January 1788, just hours after Governor Phillip had arrived with the First Fleet. La Pérouse's habit of forwarding copies of journals and drawings when opportunity offered ensured their survival, for as is well known, the accomplishments of the voyage have been overshadowed by the disappearance of the entire expedition. The folio atlas contains magnificent maps of Russian Asia, Japan, the Pacific North-West Coast, Hawaii, San Francisco, and Monterey; the views include a fine series of botanical and ornithological plates, including the California quail. Of particular interest to Hawaii is the plate that depicts French ships off Makena, Maui. It is the first fully developed view of that island. Hill 972; Forbes 272; Lada-Mocarski 52; Ferguson 251; Brunet III, 828-829; Sabin 4797. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gegenmittel einiger heroischer Gewächssubstanzen (pp.3-21) + Einige Arten anhaltender und nachlassender Fieber (pp.22-51) + Einige periodische Krankheiten und Septimanen (pp.52-59).

      Journ. pract. Heilk., 5/1. - Jena, Academ. Buchhdlg., 1797, 8, (2), 254, (2), (2) pp., feiner Pappband im Stil d.Zt. Erstdruck!Drei gleichzeitig publizierte, frühe Erfahrungsberichte. Aufschlußreiche Praxisberichte Hahnemann aus der Frühzeit seiner Tätigkeit als praktischer Arzt, zurückgehend bis ca. 1782. Schon hier zeigen sich, neben der strikten Ablehnung überkommender Behandlungsmethoden wie häufige Aderlässe oder Abführmittel, bereits die ersten Hinweise auf ein unorthodoxes ärztliches Denken und Handeln.Im 1. Aufsatz, über die "Gegenmittel...", beschreibt Hahnemann eine größere Anzahl von speziellen Antidoten. Im 2. Aufsatz, über die "Fieber...", berichtet er über die sporadischen Fieber -z.B. die Influenza- und deren Behandlung. Im 3. Aufsatz, über die "Periodischen Krankheiten...", schreibt Hahnemann von der Behandlung der Wechselfieber. Die neuen Erkenntnisse sind mit Beispielen aus seiner Praxis belegt. - cf. Haehl II, 50 u. 525.Schmidt Nr. 136-138.

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        A complete dictionary of the English language, both with regard to sound and meaning ... to which is prefixed a prosodial grammar. The fourth edition, revised, corrected, and enlarged

      London: printed for Charles Dilly, 1797. 2 volumes in 1, 8vo, pp. [28], cviii, unpaginated lexicon in double column; [4], unpaginated lexicon; contemporary full tree calf, very nicely rebacked to style; near fine. The final leaf verso with the shadow of the first leaf of the Preface, A1. An issue unknown to Alston who cites a fourth edition in 2 vols. 8vo (Alston V, 324) but with B. Law and Son, and W. Richardson [et al.] in the imprint. Only Dilly's name appears in the present copy. Not found in OCLC either; ESTC however locates 18.

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        Andronica, Or Fugitive Bride. Vol. I

      William Lane, 1797. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1797. 239 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Grey boards with a brown leather spine. Vol. I. Ex-library copy with expected inserts, stamps and inscriptions. Rough cut page are moderately tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and foxing. Ash marks to hinge of first text page. Water marks to page edges and corners. Some internal hinge cracking with a loose bind, and pages. Front and rear boards are loose. Boards are moderately rub worn, with some noticeable shelf wear to edges and corners, corners are bumped. Spine leather is peeled and chipped. Paper covering is peeling away from boards.

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        CHRISTIAN PANOPLY; CONTAINING AN APOLOGY FOR THE BIBLE; IN A SERIES OF LETTERS, ADDRESSED TO THOMAS PAINE [with] AN ADDRESS TO SCOFFERS AT RELIGION [with] THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT [William Paley] [with] THE SOPHIST UMASKED IN A SERIES OF LETTERS ADDRESSED TO THOMAS PAINE [Presentation Copy]

      Shepherd's-Town, [WV]: P. Rootes & C. Blagrove, 1797. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good binding. Signed. Four works bound together, with continuous pagination and separate half-title pages. It is noted in the Streeter catalogue that Watson's "Christian Panoply" "seems to be the first book, as distinguished from a pamphlet or broadside, printed in what is now West Virginia. The only earlier recorded imprints ... are a 15 page pamphlet and a broadside, both printed in 1791, and an 8-page, both printed in 1796. After this 1797 book there is no record of another imprint until 1803" [Streeter 1104]. An attractive copy in contemporary mottled calf, with morocco label. This copy was "Presented to Maj. C. Carrington by the Editor". One leaf has quite minor corner loss affecting the bottom of the letter "d" in the word "and". (Streeter, 1104). Very Good binding.

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        THOROTON'S HISTORY OF NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

      LONDON, WHITE, 1797. REVISED EDITION, THREE VOLUMES, LATER HALF CALF OVER PLAIN BOARDS. VOLUME 1: FRONTIS. OF THOROTON, TITLE PAGE VIGNETTE, 406 pp, INDEX, 28 PLATES AND 1 TEXT ILLUSTRATION. VOLUME 2: FRONTIS. OF AUTHOR, TITLE VIGNETTE, 325 pp, INDEX, 2 TEXT ILLUS., 37 PLATES (INCLUDING 1 FOLDING AND 2 COLOUR), PLUS 4 FOLDING ARMS PLATES AND 2 FOLDING TABLES. VOLUME 3: FOLDING MAP, 454 pp, ADDITIONAL COLLECTIONS (6pp), INDEX, GENERAL INDEX, 26 PLATES, INCLUDING 1 COLOUR. A VERY NICE SET. MINOR SPORADIC FOXING TO VOLUME 1, OTHERWISE VERY CLEAN. PLATES ARE FINE, SOME PAGES REMAIN UNCUT, EVIDENCE OF LITTLE READING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        SPECIMENS OF BRITISH MINERALS, selected from the Cabinet of Philip Rashleigh. PART 1.

      London, printed by W. Bulmer and Co., 1797.. FIRST EDITION 1797, PART 1 ONLY, PART 2 PUBLISHED IN 1802. 4to, approximately 290 x 235 mm, 11½ x 9¼ inches, 33 aquatint plates of minerals, mostly hand coloured, with multiple images showing 194 specimens, pages: [4], 56, [2], bound in half calf, green gilt lettered label and gilt rules between raised bands to spine, marbled boards, pale green endpapers, watermark to text pages dated 1794. Spine and boards rubbed, corners worn, one with small repair, pale offset from images to text, page 52 has the number 8 crossed out in ink and number 6 inked in above, occasional small fox spot, a little light crinkling to inner margin of title page and last page, occasional light mark to blank margins, engraved bookplate with one corner torn off to first pastedown, otherwise a very good copy. See: Sotheby's Catalogue of The Magnificent Scientific Library of Joseph A. Freilich, page 384, No 451. Philip Rashleigh is famous among mineral collectors for the superb collection of Cornish minerals he assembled, and for the two illustrated volumes he published in 1797 and 1802 describing his collection. The expansion of tin and copper mining during his life time led to Rashleigh's interest in mineralogy. Initially through his own efforts, he amassed a significant mineral collection, but later added to it by exchange and purchase from British and European collectors and dealers. It was, and still remains, unrivalled for its content of Cornish specimens. The upper zones of the rich Cornwall deposits were being exploited when Rashleigh formed the collection and he obtained a tremendous variety of unusual and rare minerals, many of them known only from this region and several only from his specimens. He was ahead of his time in cataloguing the source and locality of the specimens, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Pensil americano florido en el rigor del invierno, la imágen de María santísima de Guadalupe, aparecida en la corte de la Septentrional América México, en donde escribia esta historia Don Ignacio Carrillo y Pérez ... año de 1793

      Mexico [City]: M.J. de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, 1797. First edition, small 4to, p. [16], vi, 132; woodcut vignette on title-p., engraved plate of Maria, the Virgin of Guadalupe by the master Mexican engraver Tomás Suria; contemporary full Mexican mottled calf, gilt decorated spine, sprinkled edges, morocco label (slightly defective); the spine has a 1" burn hole in the middle, barely singeing the innermost gutter of several leaves, otherwise this is a very good, sound copy. Palau 45601; Sabin 11057.

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        SPECIMENS OF BRITISH MINERALS, selected from the Cabinet of Philip Rashleigh. PART 1.

      London printed by W. Bulmer and Co 1797 - FIRST EDITION 1797, PART 1 ONLY, PART 2 PUBLISHED IN 1802. 4to, approximately 290 x 235 mm, 11½ x 9¼ inches, 33 aquatint plates of minerals, mostly hand coloured, with multiple images showing 194 specimens, pages: [4], 56, [2], bound in half calf, green gilt lettered label and gilt rules between raised bands to spine, marbled boards, pale green endpapers, watermark to text pages dated 1794. Spine and boards rubbed, corners worn, one with small repair, pale offset from images to text, page 52 has the number 8 crossed out in ink and number 6 inked in above, occasional small fox spot, a little light crinkling to inner margin of title page and last page, occasional light mark to blank margins, engraved bookplate with one corner torn off to first pastedown, otherwise a very good copy. See: Sotheby's Catalogue of The Magnificent Scientific Library of Joseph A. Freilich, page 384, No 451. Philip Rashleigh is famous among mineral collectors for the superb collection of Cornish minerals he assembled, and for the two illustrated volumes he published in 1797 and 1802 describing his collection. The expansion of tin and copper mining during his life time led to Rashleigh's interest in mineralogy. Initially through his own efforts, he amassed a significant mineral collection, but later added to it by exchange and purchase from British and European collectors and dealers. It was, and still remains, unrivalled for its content of Cornish specimens. The upper zones of the rich Cornwall deposits were being exploited when Rashleigh formed the collection and he obtained a tremendous variety of unusual and rare minerals, many of them known only from this region and several only from his specimens. He was ahead of his time in cataloguing the source and locality of the specimens, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antonio, ou Les tourmens de l'amour et ses douces illusions dans un coeur sensible.

      Chez Favre l'Auteur Conort 1797 - FIRST EDITION, with an engraved frontispiece, a trifle browned in places, last 2 leaves with small fragments missing form fore-edge, pp. [iv], 287, 12mo, late 19th- or early 20th-century brown crushed morocco, spine lettered in gilt, monogram AC at foot, surmounted by a crown (of sorts), gilt edges, joints cracked and a little worn, but sound. Our author is not to be confused with the translator of the Thousand and One Nights nearly a century before. This is one of a small number of erotic tales he published between his release from prison (for writing against the Convention) and before he accompanied Napoleon on the expedition to Egypt. This is a rare book: 3 copies only in WorldCat, KVK adding only BnF and Augsburg. (Barbier, Genre romanesque, 1751-1800, 97.25)

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        An Historical Survey of the French Colony in the Island of St. Domingo.

      1797 - London, John Stockdale, 1797. 4to. Contemporary tree calf, sometime neatly rebacked, contrasting lettering piece; pp. [vi], xxiii, [i], 247; one large folding map, pasted to front endpapers; minor scuffs, map torn across but neatly repaired and supplied from a later edition, small paper flaw on 2H1 affecting one word on both pages, minor finger-soiling, otherwise a good, wide-margined copy. First edition. Edwards, himself a West Indies merchant and planter, here offers much information on the island of Santo Domingo. His book was published shortly after the 1791 slave revolt in Santo Domingo, and indeed Edwards levels much criticism at the French for their treatment of the slaves and their rejection of help from English concerns in the West Indies. Edwards argued in his other published works for free trade between the colonies and America, and this sentiment informs some of his analyses in the present work. Sabin 21894; Cundall 430. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Plan For The Conduct Of Female Education

      London: J. Johnson, 1797. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary polished brown calf, covers rehinged. Very good. 128 pages. 28 1/2 x 23 cm. Half title, copper-engraved frontispiece of a View of The Grounds of Ashbourne Hall. A physician, scientist and grandfather of Charles Darwin, he wrote this to help two illegitimate daughters, the Parker sisters who established a school for young ladies in Darbyshire. An early work on the education of women. The DNB notes this work has "some sensible remarks." Darwin was known for his kindness to patients and servants, and of his charity for the poor. A Catalogue of Books for young ladies is presented with the admonition, "books of controversial divinity are not recommended to Ladies." Darwin's do's, and don'ts cover a broad spectrum of education and social behavior -- the moral, cultural, aesthetic and physical development of young women. As a final grand gesture the terms and costs of enrolling at Miss Parkers School are presented. Occasional contemporary marginalia, raised bands, backstrip lettered in gilt within decorative gilt panel, offset of frontispiece to title, interior fresh.

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        A complete dictionary of the English language, both with regard to sound and meaning ... to which is prefixed a prosodial grammar. The fourth edition, revised, corrected, and enlarged

      London: printed for Charles Dilly, 1797. 2 volumes in 1, 8vo, pp. [28], cviii, unpaginated lexicon in double column; [4], unpaginated lexicon; contemporary full tree calf, very nicely rebacked to style; near fine. The final leaf verso with the shadow of the first leaf of the Preface, A1.An issue unknown to Alston who cites a fourth edition in 2 vols. 8vo (Alston V, 324) but with B. Law and Son, and W. Richardson [et al.] in the imprint. Only Dilly's name appears in the present copy. Not found in OCLC either; ESTC however locates 18.

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