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        Voyage de La Pérouse autour du monde ... rédigé par M. L.A. Milet-Mureau

      Paris: l'Imprimerie de la République, An V [1797]. 5 volumes (text: 4 volumes, quarto [11 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches]; atlas: folio [23 3/4 x 18 inches]). Text: half-titles, final blank Qq4 in vol.IV. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Atlas: engraved allegorical title by Ph. Trière after J.M. Moreau le jeune, 69 copper-engraved plates (comprising: 31 charts, maps and plans [1 folding, 20 double-page], 38 views, ethnographical or natural history plates or coastal profiles). Text: contemporary red morocco-backed red glazed paper boards, the flat spines divided into six compartments by a decorative roll, lettered in the second compartment, numbered in the fourth, the sixth compartment with overall decoration created from a roll tool, the other compartments blank, marbled endpapers. Atlas: expertly bound to style uniform to the above, uncut. Fine set of the first edition of the official account of the famous but ill-fated voyage: a cornerstone work on Pacific exploration. This copy with the text in a lovely contemporary binding and the atlas uncut. "La Pérouse's expedition [aboard the frigates Astrolobe and Boussole] was one of the most important scientific explorations ever undertaken to the Pacific and the west coast of North America ... The charge to the expedition [which took place between 1785 and 1788] was to examine such parts of the region as had not been explored by Captain Cook; to seek for an interoceanic passage; to make scientific observations on the various countries, peoples, and products; to obtain reliable information about the fur trade and the extent of Spanish settlements in California; and to promote the inducements for French enterprise in that quarter ... La Pérouse and his men did important geographical research [including visits to Easter Island, Hawaii, Macao, Formosa, the Aleutian Islands, Samoa, Tonga and Australia.] ... The voyage also included the first foreign scientific group ever to visit Alta California [two of the plates depict a bee-eater and a male and female partridge of California. There are also maps and plans of San Francisco, Monterery, and San Diego] ... La Pérouse sent dispatches back to France from Kamchatka and Botany Bay. The two ships then set sail from Botany Bay, in 1788, and were never heard from again" (Hill). Thirty-nine years later, in 1825, the wrecks of the two frigates were found at Vanikoro in the Santa Cruz group by Peter Dillon. The La Pérouse voyage is notable for its superb mapping of the Alaska and California coasts (discussed at length by Wagner in Cartography of the Northwest Coast), including maps of San Diego, Monterey, and the entire Northwest Coast. Of equal importance are the series of charts that were produced as a result of the expedition's surveys of the Asiatic side of the Pacific. The atlas also contains numerous interesting coastal views, as well as botanical and natural history plates. The text contains a wealth of scientific and ethnographic information. In addition, La Perouse was the first westerner to safely navigate and chart the Japan Sea and the strait between the island of Sakhalin and the northernmost island of Japan. En route for Australia in 1788, La Pérouse sailed via Samoa. This work "is one of the finest narratives of maritime exploration ever written, and certainly deserves to hold a place of high honor among the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" (Howell). Anker 276; Cowan p.383; Ferguson I, 251; Forbes I, 272; Hill 972; Howes L93; Lada- Mocarski 52; McLaren 1; Sabin 38960; Wagner (Northwest) 837-848, pp.199- 201; Zamorano 80, 49.

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        An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain

      London,: G. Nicol, 1797.. Two quarto volumes and a large folio atlas containing 44 engraved maps and views (several double-page or folding), each quarto featuring a portrait frontispiece and further engraved vignettes throughout; some scattered foxing of the plates, preliminaries of the quartos gently browned, yet overall a most handsome set in contemporary tree calf; the atlas in marbled boards (now scuffed), all three volumes rebacked in period style. First and most lavish edition of Staunton's account of the British embassy to China.The author, George Leonard Staunton, served as a secretary to the embassy and compiled this account from the journal of Lord Macartney and other dignitaries. It was hurried to the press to satisfy considerable public curiosity about China both in England and across Europe. The embassy of 1792 gave educated British subjects an opportunity to observe Chinese government, technologies, agriculture and customs firsthand; here Staunton's book played an important role in disseminating information to the wider public. Curiosity was especially aroused by China as a source for desirable and lucrative commodities including silk, tea, textiles and ceramics, and in this regard some information was forthcoming from Staunton's account. The large and finely engraved plates in the accompanying atlas provide a rich visual record of then strange and exotic customs encountered by the embassy. Plates include the gardens of the Imperial palace, traditional theatre, a prisoner in the stocks, the Great Wall, river scenes with Junks engraved in significant detail and a plan elucidating the operation of weirs and floodgates. Given the tragic ensuing history of unequal competition between England and China (culminating in the Opium Wars), the two plates depicting Chinese weapons and instruments of war (including firearms) and archers in full battle dress are both interesting and poignant.From a political perspective the embassy was not successful. Differences of attitude and etiquette prejudiced the Imperial court against the English who refused to prostrate themselves before the Emperor. Interestingly, Lord Macartney's retinue included Staunton's eleven year old son who studied Mandarin with the help of two native Chinese tutors who had served as Jesuit missionaries. Ironically, when the embassy was finally received into the Imperial Court, young George Thomas Staunton was the only Englishmen able to converse with the Emperor. He later went on to become a successful trader in China, and in keeping with his father's original profession as a physician, can be credited with introducing vaccination into China by translating Person's treatise on the topic in 1805.In addition to their experiences in China, Staunton describes destinations visited en-route including Rio de Janeiro, St. Helena, Vietnam, and Java. The work was remarkably successful: fifteen editions were issued in seven countries within thirty years. Its popularity is attested by the fact that three editions (including this one) were published in 1797. These include a single volume complete edition by Stockdale and a considerably shabbier three volume octavo set. This sumptuously printed quarto edition, flanked by its impressive atlas, is doubtlessly the most desirable of all publications of Lord Macartney's embassy to China.

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        Select Specimens of British Plants

      London: printed by W. Bulmer & Co. and sold by G. Nicol, 1797 [watermarked 1794]. 2 parts [all published], folio. (21 1/4 x 16 inches). 10 plates printed in colours and finished by hand, engraved by William Skelton after drawings by Juliana Strickland and Charlotte Strickland. 19th century half red morocco over marbled paper covered boards, flat spine lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. A very rare complete copy of this very beautiful illustrated botanical work. The spectacular plates in this work are from the drawings of the talented sisters Charlotte and Juliana Strickland, daughters of Sir George Strickland of Boynton, Yorkshire. From the early 1800s they lived at Apperley Court, Gloucestershire (the home of their brother Henry Eustachius Strickland). As the preface to the present work makes clear, their cousin (and brother-in-law) Strickland Freeman was keen to see their work published, but felt that the engravers and colourists of the day would not be able to do justice to the very fine originals. The publication of Bauer's Delineations of exotick plants ... at Kew in 1796 apparently changed Freeman's mind, and at his own expense he set out to publish (and edit, with the help of Dr. George Shaw) what became the present work. Only two parts with 10 plates ever appeared, but the quality of the plates was recognised and Sir J.E. Smith refers to "those exquisite elaborate plates ... said to be the performances of two ladies, who certainly rank as artists in the first line." The book, complete or incomplete, is very rare. There are only two copies on Copac: the British Library (complete) and Natural History Museum. OCLC adds the Fisher Library in Toronto, and the BSB in Munich, but it is not clear if these last two are complete. Only one complete and two incomplete copies are listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty five years. BM (NH) II, p.616; Henrey III, 722; Nissen BBI 1904; Pritzel 3037.

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        LETTRES D'UNE PÉRUVIENNE ... TRADUITES DU FRANCAIS EN ITALIEN PAR M. DEODATI

      Paris: L'Imprimerie de Migneret, 1797.. 487,[1]pp. Large octavo (230 x 160 mm). Contemporary tree calf, spine and edges decorated in gilt, a.e.g. Engraved portrait and 6 plates. A bit of dusting and foxing to prelims and terminal leaves; a bit of marginal spotting/foxing to plates and tissue guards; lower extremities and forecorners worn, with shallow loss at toe of spine, otherwise a very good copy. First edition in this format, with the text in parallel Italian and French. Illustrated with plates engraved by Choffard, Halbou, Ingouf, Patas, Gaucher and Lingée after designs by Le Barbier. The portrait was engraved by Gaucher after La Tour. This copy is from the deluxe issue on large vélin, with the plates before letters. Graffigny's epistolary novel was first published anonymously in 1747, represented as a sequence of letters written by a young Incan princess, Zilia, who was abducted by the Spanish during the conquest, and then after being rescued by French sailors, is introduced into French society. Graffigny was prompted to undertake the work after seeing a performance of Voltaire's ALZIRE, and relied on her reading of Garcilaso de la Vega for historical context. In fact, the cumulative result is a satirical view of French life, particularly the situation of French women, as seen by a complete outsider. The novel proved highly popular, and went through many editions, with a revised text appearing in 1752, and was the catalyst for sequels and pastiches by other hands. COHEN & DE RICCI, p.447. BRUNET II:1690.

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        History of British Birds (2 Vol complete)

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

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        [...] Opera Omnia quae supersunt. Recognovit et illustravit Fridericus Ernestus Ruhkopf [...]

      Lipsiae [Leipzig] in Libraria Weidmannia, 1797- 1811. Book. 5 vols. 8vo (all published). Handsome late nineteenth-century crimson half morocco, gilt. Armorial bookplate. An “excellent and critical edition”, according to Dibdin, though Ruhkopf (1sadly never completed. Friedrich Ernst Ruhkopf was up to its death (1821) a director of the Lyzeums of Hanover.1760-1821) member of the royal society of the sciences in Goettingen Dibdin II, 400.

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        Fishermen Returning to Brighton

      London: Published by P. J. de Loutherbourg, and Sold by V. & R. Green, No 14 Percy Street, Bedford Square, July 1, 1797. Coloured aquatint. Printed on wove paper, watermarked 1794. In excellent condition. Image size: 9 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches. 11 11/16 x 17 1/2 inches. 13 1/16 x 19 inches. A wonderful early, separately published impression of Loutherbourg's celebrated image of fishermen on Brighton Beach. This delicate aquatint is an early, separately published state of a print which was later included in Phillip Jacques Loutherbourg's seminal work "Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain." The print, which was re-engraved in 1801 by J. C. Stadler, was enlarged and re-titled "Brighthelmstone, Fishermen Returning." This early example of Loutherbourg's work wonderfully shows his skill as an artist. The composition and arrangement of the image provides a fluidity to the picture that is truly compelling, and demonstrates Loutherbourg's abilities as a draftsman. The son of a court painter in Darmstadt, the versatile artist Philippe Jacques Loutherbourg was born in Fulda, Germany and was a pupil of J. H. Tischbein and Carle Vanloo and Francis Casanova the elder in Paris. His romantic landscapes, battle scenes, portraits, and biblical subjects were highly esteemed and lauded by influential colleagues such as Diderot. He frequently exhibited at the Salon and became a venerated member of the Académie Royale in 1767. In 1771, he moved to England, where he was employed as the principal scenery designer at London's Drury Lane Theatre. His creative and minutely detailed sets revolutionized the genre of scene painting, and he soon began dabbling in costume design. Loutherbourg once again astounded contemporaries in 1782 with his pioneering invention of the "Eidophusikon," a novel variety of moving panorama that was accompanied by music. His substantial and varied oeuvre also included book illustrations and a series of aquatints of British scenery that was published in 1801 and 1805. Aside from a brief trip to Switzerland in 1782, he remained in London for the duration of his life and became heavily engrossed in mysticism.

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        Commentaries On The Law Of Scotland, Respecting The Description.

      1797 - Hume, David [1757-1838]. Commentaries On The Law Of Scotland, Respecting the Description And Punishment Of Crimes. Edinburgh: Printed for Bell & Bradfute, 1797. Two volumes. [With] Hume, David. Commentaries On The Law Of Scotland Respecting Trial For Crimes. Two volumes. Edinburgh: Bell & Bradfute, 1800. [And] Hume, David. Supplemental Notes to Mr. Hume's Commentaries on the Law of Scotland Respecting Crimes. Edinburgh: Bell & Bradfute, 1814. [ii], [v]-vii, 335 pp. Five volumes in all. Quarto (10-1/4" x 8-1/4"). Uniformly bound in contemporary calf, raised bands and lettering pieces to spines. Light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, most hinges cracked or starting, light toning to text, internally clean. A handsome set. * First editions. A complete collection of the writings of David Hume on criminal law, consisting of a commentary published in two separate parts, one on substantive law, the other on procedure, together with a later supplement. According to the Dictionary of National Biography, this is "The standard work on Scottish criminal law." Hume was the beloved nephew of the philosopher David Hume; his education at the University of Glasgow was paid for by his uncle, whose library he subsequently inherited. All three works are scarce, the supplement especially. Dictionary of National Biography X:226. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 5:52.

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        Saturday morning Favorite Chickens going to market; Saturday evening The Husbandman's return from labour

      London: J. Brydone, 4 January 1797; 31 January 1795. Stipple engravings, printed in colours, by Thomas Burke (the first) or William Nutter, after Bigg. (Expert marginal repairs). 18 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches approx. 20 7/8 x 24 1/4 inches and smaller. A fine pair of colour-printed stipple engravings: rural idylls in 18th-century England. In the first a family is seen outside the front door of their house set in a largely wooded landscape. The two eldest children prepare for the trip to market. The boy feeds the donkey, whilst his sister gestures to her younger sister to pass her the last of four chickens she is putting in a basket ready for the journey. The two youngest daughters are comforted by their mother as they mourn the imminent departure of their 'pets'. The second image shows a family outside the door of their cottage in a similar setting to the first image. The father has just returned from the field. His wife hands him his youngest child, who he kisses fondly. His other four children are gathered companionably to his left: the eldest daughter sits quietly darning some stockings, her younger sister washes a younger brother. A second brother watches attentively as a pair of piglets eat the scraps from a wicker basket. William Bigg "was a pupil of Edward Penny, R.A., and by choice of his subjects at least a faithful follower of his master. In 1778 he entered the Academy schools. Bigg delighted in depicting... children. The first of many engaging works of this class was exhibited in 1778, 'Schoolboys giving Charity to a Blind Man.' It was followed a year later by one similar, 'A Lady and her Children relieving a Distressed Cottager.' Besides these his 'Palemon and Lavinia,' the 'Shipwrecked Sailor Boy,' and 'Youths relieving a Blind Man' were highly popular works, and were all engraved. Two good pictures from his easel are preserved in the Cottonian Museum at Plymouth.... by choice of subjects and general manner of treatment he would rightly be classed with Wheatley and Morland. He was highly popular in his day, and the best engravers were employed upon his work." (DNB)

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        Voyage de la Pérouse autour du Monde,

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie de la République,, 1797. publié conformément au Décret du 22 Avril 1791, et rédigé par M. L. A. Milet-Mureau. 5 volumes together: 4 quarto text volumes (390 × 214 mm) and folio atlas (440 × 282 mm), all in contemporary half calf, pinkish tan spine labels, single gilt ruled compartments, marbled sides and endpapers, text volumes relined to match the atlas. Maps and double-page plates folded down to make the atlas smaller and more practical. Engraved frontispiece portrait of La Pérouse from a miniature by Alexandre Tardieu in both first text volume and atlas, atlas with emblematic title-page engraved by Philippe Frière after Moreau le Jeune, symbolising France revealing the Pacific to art, science and history and featuring a weeping putto leaning on an anchor in the hope of La Pérouse's survival, 30 folding maps, 3 folding coastal elevations, and 36 plates. Half-titles in text volumes. Very slightly rubbed at the extremities and with minor, skilful restoration at extremities, lower corners of the atlas with some stripping, text volumes clean and sound, just the occasional spot of foxing, one or two plates in the atlas trimmed a little close to the captions, but no loss, but very clean and fresh. A handsome set. First edition. "La Pérouse's Voyage is one of the great documents of French exploration in the Pacific Ocean. In addition to a detailed account of the expedition itself, these volumes contain invaluable scientific information, observations on the natives that were encountered, and a wealth of geographic and cartographic data. The beautiful Atlas, with its finely engraved maps, charts, and plates, includes a detailed chart of San Francisco Bay, the first representation of the crested quail, and several maps and plates of the harbours at Monterey and San Diego, as well as two charts and one view of the Sandwich Islands. It is a magnificent production, and some authorities consider the engraving and craftsmanship to be superior even to that in the Cook-Webber Atlas that accompanies the journals of the great English explorer's third voyage .... it is one of the finest narratives of maritime exploration ever written, and certainly deserves to hold a place of high honour among the great travel accounts of the 18th century" (Howell Anniversary Catalogue 72, Richard Reed's essay). The atlas volume contains magnificent maps of Russian Asia, Japan, the Pacific northwest coast, San Francisco, Monterey, and also Necker Island. The most significant results of La Pérouse's voyage are the charts of the then imperfectly known Asiatic side of the Pacific and the details of "the peculiarities he observed in the natives of the northwest coast of North America, [which] are especially valuable" (Sabin). En route to Kamchatka, La Pérouse was the first to navigate safely 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 in New South Wales. Travelling via Samoa, where he discovered the islands of Savaii, Manono and Apolima in December 1787, and through the Tongan group, he arrived at Botany Bay in January 1788, just hours after Captain Phillip had arrived with the First Fleet. La Pérouse's habit of forwarding despatches whenever the opportunity offered ensured their survival; the final despatches were sent from Botany Bay, after which the expedition was never seen again. Evidence slowly came to light that both ships were wrecked on the reefs around the islands northwest of Australia. One crew was massacred by the local inhabitants. The Astrolabe was unloaded, taken apart and a two-masted craft built from its wreckage, which left westward some 9 months later, its fate unknown. Two men, one a "chief" and the other his servant, stayed behind, surviving until 1823. An extremely attractively-presented set of this important account.

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        Proofs of a conspiracy against all the religions and governments of Europe : carried on in the secret meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati, and reading societies. Collected from good authorities by John Robison

      Edinburgh : printed for William Creech; - and T. Cadell, junior, and W. Davies, London, 1797. 1st Edition. Physical description: [8],496p. ; 22cm. Subjects: Freemasons -- Controversial literature -- Illuminati -- Conspiracies. ESTC citation no.: T100164. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a red morocco gilt-blocked label. Light, scattered foxing to margins. Particularly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Voyage de la PÈrouse autour du Monde

      Paris,: Imprimerie de la RÈpublique, 1797.. Four volumes, quarto, and an atlas, folio; with the engraved portrait of La PÈrouse as frontispiece to the text, the atlas containing the engraved title and 69 engraved maps and plates (21 folding); a good, completely untrimmed copy of the text and the atlas, a little dusted at the edges, engraved plates all in strong and fresh impressions; in the original mottled pink paper boards, renewed spines a little sunned; an excellent set. A fine uncut copy of the official account of one of the finest narratives of maritime exploration ever written. The tragedy of the disappearance of the entire La PÈrouse expedition overshadows what was in reality a great Pacific voyage; its failure certainly curtailed French expansion into the Pacific and Asia.La PÈrouse had sailed towards Australia at the beginning of 1788; his expedition had been at sea exploring the central Pacific, but his main instructions were to make for Australian waters to check on English activity in the region. Australia was a prize, and the French were as keen as the English to claim it. On 24 January they reached Botany Bay to find the ships of the First Fleet at anchor in the harbour. The French ships spent over six weeks in Botany Bay, and thus witnessed the English move to Port Jackson and the beginnings of the fledgling settlement there. In fact the last people known to have seen the French expedition before it vanished in the Pacific were the first Australian settlers. France lost its most important explorer of the eighteenth century, and the nation mourned this loss for over forty years.La PÈrouse's habit of forwarding records whenever he had a chance ensured their survival. The first portion was forwarded by sea from Macao; the second (Macao to Kamchatka) went overland with De Lesseps, and the final despatches from Botany Bay, courtesy of the British colonists. These various reports were brought together by Milet-Mureau to be published like this, as a continuous narrative of the expedition.The surviving record of the voyage demonstrates its great scope and significance: important visits were made to Easter Island, Hawaii (particularly Maui), Alaska, California, China, Kamchatka, the Japan Sea, Samoa and Tonga.The folio Atlas contains magnificent maps of Russian Asia, Japan, the Pacific Northwest Coast, San Francisco, and Monterey. Indeed in many ways the most significant results of the voyage are the charts of the imperfectly known Asiatic side of the Pacific. En route to Kamchatka, La PÈrouse was the first to safely navigate and chart the Japan Sea and the strait between the Island of Sakahlin 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 in New South Wales. Travelling via Samoa where he discovered Savaii, Manono, and Apolima Islands in December 1787, and through the Tongan group, he arrived at Botany Bay in January 1788, just hours after Governor Phillip had arrived with the First Fleet.Anker, 276; Borba de Moraes, p. 449; Cowan, p. 383; Davidson, 'A Book Collector's Notes', p. 100; Hawaii One Hundred, 12; Hill, 972; Judd, 102; Lada-Mocarski, 52; McLaren, 'LapÈrouse in the Pacific', 1.

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        The Iliad [The Odyssey] of Homer

      London: for B. Law, J. Johnson, C. Dilly, G. G. and J. G. Robinson [& 14 others],, 1797. A new edition, with additional notes, critical and illustrative, by Gilbert Wakefield, B.A. London: by H. Baldwin [Iliad], by Bye and Law [Odyssey]; for T. Longman, B. Law, J. Johnson, C. Dilly, G. G. and J. G. Robinson [& 17 others], 1796; [with:] - The Works. In nine volumes, complete. With notes and illustrations by Joseph Warton, D.D. and others. 3 works, together 20 volumes (Iliad in 6, Odyssey in 5, Works in 9), octavo (218 × 135 mm). Uniformly bound in handsome contemporary diced russia, smooth spines gilt in compartments with stars and circles, gilt-lettered direct, decorative bands at head and tail, sides with two-line gilt rules, purple endpapers, sprinkled edges. 2 engraved portrait frontispieces, engraved portrait. Armorial bookplates of the politician John Jeffreys Pratt, first Marquess Camden (1759-1840). Slightly rubbed, a few joints with superficial worm damage at ends but sound, some foxing to endpapers, overall very good. First edition of Wakefield's annotated editions of Pope's Homer, together with a later octavo edition of Warton's redaction of Pope's Works, together an excellent assembly forming a comprehensive library set of Pope's works.

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        TraitŽ du calcul diffŽrentiel et de calcul intŽgral [AVEC et suivi du] TraitŽ des diffŽrences et des sŽries - 3 vols

      Duprat Paris 1797 - 1800. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. All 3 volumes First Editions, 1797 and 1800. blank, title, iii-xxxii, pp519, 4pp errata, folding plate {3 further plates in text} ; vol 2 :blank, half title, title iii-viii, pp732; folding plate {further folding plate in text} ; vol 3 end blank, title, iii viii; pp582; half title/advert; 1 plate in text. A superb set uniformly bound in full calf with raised bands and spine heavily giltbound for L'Ecole Centrale de La Haute Garonne with their gilt crest on upper covers.& Some toning and spotting to end leaves of vol 1 particularly, others less so, else a clean, crsip and bright set.

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        Mémoires Pour Servir A L'Histoire Du Jacobinisme:, [Première Partie.]

      London/Londres De L Imprimerie Francoise, Ph. Le Boussonier., 1797 - [4 nn S. Titel mit gestochener allegorischer Vignette] xx. 426 S. Wolfstieg I, 6367; Caillet I, 772; Erster Band der ersten Ausgabe des berühmten Werkes des Jesuiten Augustin Barruel (* 2. Oktober 1741 in Villeneuve de Berg, heute zum Département Ardèche; † 5. Oktober 1820 in Paris). Barruel vertritt mit großer Vehemenz die These, daß die Französische Revolution Ergebnis einer Verschwörung von Jakobinern, Aufklärungsphilosophen, Freimaurern und schließlich der Deutschen Illuminaten sei (u.a. Voltaire, Friedrich II., die Enzyklopädisten uvm.) Schon auf Seite 6 legt er damit los: „In der französischen Revolution [ ] ist Alles, bis auf ihre entsetzlichsten Verbrechen, vorhergesehen, überlegt, kombiniert, beschlossen, vorgeschrieben worden; Alles war die Wirkung der tiefen Verruchtheit, weil alles von Männern vorbereitet und eingeleitet war, die allein den Faden der Verschwörung hielten, der seit langem in geheimen Gesellschaften gesponnen worden, und welchen den günstigsten Augeblick zu ihren Komplotten zu wählen und zu beschleunigen gewußt haben." (ebd. [Deutsche Ausgabe Bd 1. S. 6].) Das seltene Werk in sehr gutem Erhalt und wunderschöner Bindung. Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 750 8° Halblederband der Zeit mit zwei farbigen goldgeprägten Rückenschilder und ebensolcher Floralverzierung.

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        Sagre Offerte alla Passione di Nostre Signore Gesu Cristo con varie orazoni

      Sagre Offerte alla Passione di Nostre Signore Gesu Cristo con varie orazoni... [Prayer Book]. Rome: Zempel for Vincenzo Poggioli, 1797. 8vo. 348pp. Engraved title. Contemporary Roman binding of salmon-colored morocco, tooled in gilt with wide and elaborate ornamental borders composed of flowers, foliage, and drawer-handle tools, arranged at each corner to resemble urns full of flowers. Spine fully gilt with a flower tool in each compartment, endpapers of decorated paper printed in a diaper pattern in green and red with a flower in each lozenge, all edges gilt. Contained in the original slipcase of sprinkled calf gilt, lined with paper of the same pattern as endpapers. Exceedingly fine condition.

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        DISAMINA DEGLI SCRITTORI, E DEI MONUMENTI RISGUARDANTI S. RUFINO VESCOVO, E MARTIRE DI ASISI. Nella quale si dà opera a illustrare la storia di questo santo martire, di conciliare le varie sentenze, e di rivendicare dalle opposizioni la tradizione della Chiesa Assisinate circa questo suo primario Protettore. Asisi nella Tipografia Sgarigliana, 1797.

      Bella ril. in piena pelle recente, tit. in oro e nerv. al dorso, cm 29x22, pp XXIII, 542 di t., all?antip. 1 tav. ripieg. inc. da T. Bracchi con grande immagine di S. Rufino, in fine 10 inc. di cui 3 con disegni di rilievo della Basilica, 1 con un dettaglio degli ornati della facciata, 2 con disegni di rilievo del campanile, 2 con reperti romani, 1 con grande busto di S. Rufino, 1 con grande stemma araldico. Vecchia gora giallina di umidità all?angolo delle prime carte, peraltro ottimo esemplare a pagine ancora chiuse con barbe.

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        REGLEMENS DU BUREAU DE SANTE DE MARSEILLE. D'après ceux de 1730, des Supplémens de 1786 et 1787, augmentés des Délibérations Règlementaires, consignées dans les Regîtres de ce Bureau, des Instructions les plus exactes, des devoirs des conservateurs de San

      De L'Imprimerie De Jean Mossy 1797 - REGLEMENS DU BUREAU DE SANTE DE MARSEILLE. D'après ceux de 1730, des Supplémens de 1786 et 1787, augmentés des Délibérations Règlementaires, consignées dans les Regîtres de ce Bureau, des Instructions les plus exactes, des devoirs des conservateurs de Santé et des Officiers et Employés de cette Administration, ainsi que la description des localités du Lazaret de Marseille.In-8 carré ( 250 X 200 mm ) de 213 pages, demi-chagrin rouge à la bradel, dos lisse titré en doré. ( Reliure neuve ). Très bel exemplaire. Regionalisme Provence marseille histoire peste lazaret frioul Pomegues Ratonneau

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        THE MASQUERADE. A Collection of new Enigmas, Logogriphs, Charades, Rebuses, Queries and Transpositions.

      Four volumes [of five], bound together as one. These volumes were issued annually, in a total of five volumes, the last[ not present] issued in 1801. Each has a title-page with an engraved vignette; the fourth volume has a folding plate entitled, 'Enigmatical Dinner.' Fairly recent half calf, gilt over marbled boards. 16 x 10 cm. Very slight fading of spine; folding plate worn at fold and repaired from the blank verso; else very good.

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        LETTRES D'UNE PÉRUVIENNE ... TRADUITES DU FRANCAIS EN ITALIEN PAR M. DEODATI

      Paris: L'Imprimerie de Migneret 1797. Paris: L'Imprimerie de Migneret, 1797.. 487,[1]pp. Large octavo (230 x 160 mm). Contemporary tree calf, spine and edges decorated in gilt, a.e.g. Engraved portrait and 6 plates. A bit of dusting and foxing to prelims and terminal leaves; a bit of marginal spotting/foxing to plates and tissue guards; lower extremities and forecorners worn, with shallow loss at toe of spine, otherwise a very good copy. First edition in this format, with the text in parallel Italian and French. Illustrated with plates engraved by Choffard, Halbou, Ingouf, Patas, Gaucher and Lingée after designs by Le Barbier. The portrait was engraved by Gaucher after La Tour. This copy is from the deluxe issue on large vélin, with the plates before letters. Graffigny's epistolary novel was first published anonymously in 1747, represented as a sequence of letters written by a young Incan princess, Zilia, who was abducted by the Spanish during the conquest, and then after being rescued by French sailors, is introduced into French society. Graffigny was prompted to undertake the work after seeing a performance of Voltaire's ALZIRE, and relied on her reading of Garcilaso de la Vega for historical context. In fact, the cumulative result is a satirical view of French life, particularly the situation of French women, as seen by a complete outsider. The novel proved highly popular, and went through many editions, with a revised text appearing in 1752, and was the catalyst for sequels and pastiches by other hands. COHEN & DE RICCI, p.447. BRUNET II:1690.

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

      Hirschberg, Wolfgang Pittschiller 1797. - 1 Bl., 800 (recte: 792) S. HLdr. d. Zt. Engelmann 852; Loewe 6175. - Einzige Ausgabe der ausführlichen Beschreibung von Hirschberg, des heutigen Jelenia Góra. - Etwas berieben, Decken beschabt. Insgesamt gut, nur ganz vereinzelt leicht braunfleckiges Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VENTAJAS DE LA SOCIEDAD, FUNDADAS EN LA RELIGIÓN CHRISTIANA, COMPROBADAS CON ARGUMENTOS ANTIGUOS Y MODERNOS DE LA HISTORIA SAGRADA Y PROFANA, DOCTRINAS DE LOS SANTOS PADRES, Y DE LOS MEJORES TEÓLOGOS, JURISTAS Y FILÓSOFOS. POR EL BACHILLER EN AMBOS DERECHOS DON VICENTE DE EL SEYXO, SÓCIO DE NÚMERO DE LA REAL SOCIEDAD ECONÓMICA DE MADRID.

      - [8], XII, 210 P.; 8º ENCUADERNACIÓN: ESTILO IMPERIO. PROCEDENCIA: BIBLIOTECA DE VICENTE AUSERÓ Y CORTAZAR. MADRID; PANTALEÓN AZNAR. SE HALLARÁ EN LAS LIBRERÍAS DE BARCO, CARRERA DE S. GERÓNIMO, DE QUIROGA, CALLE DE LA CONCEPCION Y DE FRANCÉS, EN LA DE LAS CARRETAS., 1797. BUEN EJEMPLAR CON TEXTO LIMPIO Y CLARO. Lugar: Madrid, Editorial: Pantaleón Aznar, Año: 1797 Notas: ENC. TAFILETE ROJO CON ORLA DORADA EN PLANOS; LOMO CON HIERROS DORADOS Y TEJUELO EN TAFILETE VERDE: VENTA DE LA SOCIED; CANTOS Y CORTES DORADOS. TAPA DECORADA CON ORLA DE RUEDA DORADA. EN EL CENTRO CORONA REAL LAUREADA QUE INSCRIBE LAS INICIALES ?S.D.S.I.D.A? SELLO INTERNO CORONA CON INICIALES.

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        Matching Set of Jedidiah Morse's First Gazetteers - 2 Volumes

      Boston: S. Hall and Thomas & Andrews; Samuel Etheridge, 1797. Nice set of the first editions of Morse's Gazetteers. Vol. 1, The American Gazetteer . . . Of the American Continent was printed in Boston by Hall, Thomas, and Andrews in 1797. Vol. 2, A New Gazetteer of the Eastern Continent . . . was printed in Boston by Etheridge in 1802. Both volumes are complete with all maps in their original leather covers. Vol. 1 has seven maps (six folding). Vol. 2 has 17 folding maps (the title page mistakenly calls for 18, but the instruction to the binder specifies only 17, all by title). Sound bindings; front hinge of Vol. 1 has been neatly mended. Clean pages. All 24 maps are complete but one; the "Map of the Northern Part of the United States" is missing a 1" x 2" rectangle at the bottom of the inside edge (likely removed during binding). Some of the maps have minor toning and wear to the edges. The margins of several have been trimmed close to the frame-lines. The covers have some wear; the original red and gilt spine labels are in good shape. Overall, very nice. Very hard-to-find as a matched set. . First Edition. Leather. Very Good -. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Botanist's Repository, comprising colour'd engravings of new and rare plants only, with botanical descriptions &c, in Latin and English after the Linnaean system...

      London, T. Bensley, for the author, 1797 (-1815). 10 volumes. 4to (282 x 220mm), with 10 engraved titles and 664 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary red half morocco, spines with gilt lines and lettering, sides red boards with gilt border. A very fine large and uncut set of the first edition of this showcase of exotic species, which made a contribution of lasting importance to the literature of botany and horticulture by providing records and means of identification of a great diversity of beautiful and interesting plants, many of them new to science (Hunt catalogue). A large number of the plants depicted and described are from Australia and South Africa (among the latter 47 proteas and 26 ixias). The text was written by John Kennedy, Adrian Haworth and George Jackson. Unusually, this copy has the printed title for volume one, along with the engraved titles for all volumes (the engraved title is transcribed above). Normally the letterpress titles were discarded by binders. The wording on the printed title is different and more extensive; see Stafleu. Each plate is accompanied by a leaf of letterpress text and each volume has an index leaf; in addition, volume one has a leaf of preface and errata, volume five has an index leaf to vols 1-5, and volume ten has a leaf of index to vols 6-10. The plates are all by Andrews. Great Flower Books, p. 83; Nissen BBI, 2382.

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        ENTRETIENS D'UN PERE AVEC SES ENFANS, SUR L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE ORNES DE QUATRE C SUR L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE ORNES DE QUATRE CENTS FIGURES

      DES ESSARTSEdito nel 1797 a Paris, , 5 volumiIn 16¯, legatura in piena pelle bazzana, piatti riquadrati in oro, dorso con greche e doppio tassello con titoli in oro,inerenti la storia naturale illustrati da diverse tavole.Buon esemplare.

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        Gli Stati del Mogol e la Penisola delle Indie di qua dal Gange

      Carta tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l?ormai obsoleto "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure questo "Nuovo Atlante Geografico". Incisione in rame, finemente colorata nei contorni, in ottimo stato di conservazione. An uncommon map, published in the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', with a decorative title cartouche, by Giovanni Maria Cassini, a Somasco monk. He was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives ? he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the XVIII century; his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colours and details. Copperplate with fine later hand colour, in very good condition. Roma Rome 365 490

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        La Persia delineata sulle ultime osservazioni.

      Calcografia camerale 1797 Incisione in rame di mm 365x495, con coloritura d'epoca dei confini. Bel cartiglio figurato in alto a destra. Bell'esemplare, assai marginoso, che illustra i territori dell'Iran, Armenia, Arzebaijan e Georgia.

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        Dissertatio inauguralis iuridica sistens praeter generalia quadam de Concursu Creditorum Theoremata Ordinationem Concursus Wirceburgensem. des xx.Iulii mdccxlvii notis illustratam... Praeside ...Iosepho Maria Schneidt.

      Wurzburg, Franciscus Ernestus Nitribitt, [1797].. 8vo, pp. [viii], 166, [8]; printed on blue paper; very clean and crisp; contemporary morocco, spine and sides elaborately gilt, with the arms of Georg Karl von Fechenbach to upper cover; a.e.g.; a very fine copy. A very fine copy, from the library of the dedicatee, of this dissertation on the law of credit and finance, presented to the legal faculty of the University of Würzburg. Deissenberg (died 1815) is particularly concered with te issues surrounding the conflicting rights of creditors in cases of insolvency, with particularl attention to the practice in Würzburg. The work, which served as Deissenberg's dissertation under the supervision of the distinguished Franconian jurist Joseph Maria Schneidt (1727 - 1808), is dedicated to Georg Karl von Fechenbach, who became Prince Bishop of Würzburg in 1795, and was the last bishop also to have temporal authority over the city. This copy is from his library and very elaborately bound in red morocco. OCLC records four copies in Germany (Munich, Würzburg and Leipzig).

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        L'Orlando furioso di messer Lodovico Ariosto, T. I (, II, III e IV)

      Tommaso Masi 1797 Elegante e discreta edizione illustrata che affianca le tavole già utilizzate nel 1781 ad un testo completamento rivisto, come segnala il curatore Gaetano Poggiali (Serie de' testi di lingua, Livorno, 1813 p. 35); i rami della precedente edizione erano stati in parte copiati da quella inglese del Baskerville, come si legge a piede delle tavole interessate: 8 tratte da Cipriani, 3 da Moreau, 2 da Monnet e altrettante da Cochin, per un totale di 15; i frontespizi, calcografici nel 1781, sono qui sostituiti da altri tipografici. Al primo vol. dedica del curatore a George Mathew, siglata con le iniziali "G.P." - laddove in rarissimi esemplari compare il nome intero (vd. Guidi, Annali, p. 117) - in cui si giustificano le scelte filologiche ed editoriali; segue la vita dell'A. scritta dal Barotti per l'ed. Pitteri del 1741. Ciascun canto è preceduto dall'Argomento del Dolce; sono inclusi i "Cinque canti" e le "Stanze del signor Luigi Gonzaga detto Rodomonte a messer Lodovico Ariosto" mentre una "Tavola di tutti i Nomi propri de' Soggetti principali del Furioso" occupa le ultime 10 carte. Per Melzi n. 396 e Brunet p. 438 le tavv. non sono esaltanti; Gamba e Ferrazzi ignorano questa edizione. 4 voll. in 12o di pp. XLII, 438; 495, (1); 458; 508, cartonature marmorizzate coeve prive di capitelli con etichette ai dd., tagli in azzurro, due ex-libris moderni a sguardie e contropiatti; ritratto dell'A. al primo vol. e 46 belle tavv. incise da Pompeo e Giovanni Lapi all'inizio di ciascun canto. Copp. alquanto sobrie e un po' usurate ai bb., punte ben restaurate, tagli sbiaditi; int. nell'insieme assai buono con cc. perlopiù fresche e croccanti, solo di rado un po' stanche, con rari arrossamenti e bruniture; poche segnature stampate su carta leggermente azzurra, come segnalato in altri esemplari; poche irrilevanti mancanze ai margini, piccole macchie ed altri consimili difetti. Es. completo e più che discreto.

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        Raccolta di bandi, notificazioni, editti & c. pubblicati in Bologna dopo l'ingresso delle truppe francesi. (Parti 1-19). Disponiamo delle parti 1-13.

      Stamperia camerale 1796- 1797 tredici parti rilegate in 4 volumi in-16° di pp. 86-90-73-80; 77-89-89; 106-93-102; 95-81-72. Legature in cartonato coevo con titolo ai dorsi. Doppio setmma ai frontespizi. Vecchi e ininfluneti aloni su alcune pagine.

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        Autograph letter signed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Europe Divided into its Empires, Kingdoms, States Republics, &c. By Thomas Kitchin, Hydrographer to The King, with many Additions and Improvements from the latest Surveys and Observations

      Laurie & Whittle London: Laurie & Whittle, 1797. unbound. very good. Map, in two sheets. Copper plate engraving with original outline hand color. Each page measures 20 7/8" x 49.25". This detailed engraving of eighteenth-century Europe provides both geographical and historical information. The plate is date 1795. Statistical tables on the left and right of the map list information about major European countries. 72 period naval flags run along the bottom of southern sheet, including a very early depiction of the American flag, with stripes and thirteen stars, at the far right. A scale on the lower sheet also lists the different systems of measure in use a the time, including British, German, Turkish, and geographical miles, Marine and Common French Leagues, and Russian Verst. The map is in good condition with minor aging and chipping along edges.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A New Law Dictionary; Comprehending A General Abridgment of the Law

      2011. Marriott, William. A New Law Dictionary; Comprehending A General Abridgment of the Law, on a More Extensive Plan than has hitherto been attempted: Containing not only the Explanation of the Terms, but also the Law Itself, Both with Regard to Theory and Practice in which are Incorporated the Statutes and Adjudged Cases down to the Present Time. Including all the Acts Passed the Last Session of Parliament Essentially Useful to Barristers, Solicitors, Justices of the Peace, Attornies, Solicitors, Students in the Law, Clergymen, Merchants, Traders, Parish Officers of Every Denomination, &c. Originally published: London: Printed for W. and J. Stratford, 1797-98. 4 Volumes. 2,580 pp. Reprinted 2011 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. With a new introduction by Bryan A. Garner, President, LawProse, Inc. ISBN-13: 9781616190439. ISBN-10: 1616190434. Hardcover. New. * Reprint of the rare original edition. "This four-volume work was the culmination of an 18th-century bloodline that began in 1729 with the appearance of Giles Jacob's New Law-Dictionary, which appeared in 11 editions through 1782. Jacob started a new genre: the law dictionary that was also an "abridgement"--that is, an alphabetically arranged restatement of the whole law, subject by subject. (...) His four-volume set (as ultimately published) has remained one of the most obscure law dictionaries ever. Copies are extremely rare today: few libraries, even at the institutions that have specifically built up their holdings in law dictionaries, possess one. I, for example, was never able to examine a copy until the page proofs of this reprint were made available to me. My guess is that no more than 100 were printed. Fewer than a dozen copies are known to exist. The book has therefore received scant attention." --From the Introduction by Bryan A. Garner.

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        Moralisch-politischer Kurier.

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

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        Herzensergiessungen eines kunstliebenden Klosterbruders.

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

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

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

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