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        AL DIRETTORIO ESECUTIVO DELLA REPUBLICA CISALPINA. LA MUNICIPALITA' DI CHIOGGIA

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

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

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

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        The American Gazetteer, Exhibiting, in Alphabetical Order, a Much More Full and Accurate Account, Than Has Been Given of the States . Forts, Indian Tribes, & New Discoveries on the American Continent, Also of the West-India Islands .

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

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

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

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        Complaint, and The Consolation; or, Night Thoughts

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

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        COLLAZIONE RARISSIMA DI 8 VOLUMI MEDICI. 1 OBSERVATIONS ET REFLEXIONS SUR LA LIGATURE DES PRINCIPALES ARTERES BLESSEES ET PARTICULIEREMENT SUR L'ANEURISME DE L'ARTERE POPLITEE (NO FIGURES); 2 RIFLESSIONI SULLA PERIODICITA' E CAUSA PROSSIMA DELLE FEBBRI INTERMITTENTI; 3 LETTERE FISICO-MEDICHE SULL'USO DEL BAGNO TIEPIDO NELLA FEBBRE PETECCHIALE E SOPRA ALTRI OGGETTI DI MEDICINA DIRETTE AL DOTTORE MARCO GIACCHI; 4 ISTORIA FUNEBRE DELLA MALATTIA DEL DOTTORE ANTONIO CATELLACCI; 5 SOPRA UN NUOVO PROCESSO DI PRATICARE LA PERFORAZIONE DELLA MEMBRANA DEL TIMPANO E SULLE MALATTIE CHE LA ESIGONO; 6 INTORNO AD UN'ERNIA DELLA LINEA ALBA; 7 RICERCHE FISIOLOGICHE E MEDICHE SOPRA LE CAUSE, SINTOMI E CURA DELLA RENELLA; 8 SAGGIO SOPRA LA VERA STRUTTURADEL C

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

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

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

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

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

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        Observations on Certain Documents Contained in No V and VI of

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

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

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

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        WHEREAS AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, HOLDEN AT NEW- HAVEN, ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF OCTOBER, 1796, AN ACT WAS PASSED FOR INCORPORATING THE PROPRIETORS OF THE HALF MILLION ACRES OF LAND, LYING SOUTH OF LAKE ERIE, WHICH ACT IMPOWERED THE AGENTS OF SAID PROPRIETORS IN GENERAL MEETING ASSEMBLED, TO LAY TAXES ON SAID PROPRIETORS, AND TO APPOINT THE TIMES WHEN PAYABLE; AND ALSO IMPOWERED THE COLLECTORS OF SAID PROPRIETORS TO MAKE SALE OF THE RIGHTS OF SUCH PARTS THEREOF, AS SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT TO DISCHARGE THE TAX OR TAXES, WHICH THE PROPRIETOR OR PROPRIETORS OF RIGHTS MIGHT NEGLECT OR REFUSE TO PAY.

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

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        TABLEAU PHYSIQUE ET TOPOGRAPHIQUE DE LA TAURIDE [Crimée], suivi d'observations sur la formation des montagnes, et les changements arrivés à notre globe. Pour faire suite aux voyages de P. S. Pallas, Académicien de Pétersbourg, etc. etc.

      - Paris, Gueffier, Maradan, An VI - [1797-1798]. 1 vol. in-8: 20 x 25.5 cm, 110 pp. Texte du "Tableau physique" suivi (pp. 49 - 65) d'un Catalogue des espèces de Végétaux spontanées, observés en Tauride. Reliure de l'époque en veau. Dos lisse avec pièce de titre en maroquin brun. Reliure très frottée et griffée (prix en conséquence), tâches brunes en marge des 2 premiers ff. et 2 derniers ff., texte propre, reliure solide. Réimpression parisienne de l'originale parue en 1795 à Saint-Pétersbourg tiré d'un voyage fait en 1794. Cette réimpression est suivie des "observations sur la formation des montagnes", par Pallas, traduites de l'allemand et déjà parues à Paris en 1779 et 1782. Selon Barbier, ces observations pourraient être par MM. E. Montréal et H. de Chateaugrion d'après les mémoires de M. Charette de Colinière (Brunet, 1843, 3e éd., p. 616)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Plan de la baie de MONTEREY Situee dans la Californie Settentrionale

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

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        VUE DE CAVITE DANS LA BAIE DE MANILLE

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

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        [CONVICTS; ABORIGINES] Voyage a Botany-Bay

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

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

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

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

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

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        Lord Horatio Nelson : autograph letter, signed. To Sir William Hamilton. Naples, 12 December 1798

      This important letter, penned on board Lord Nelson's flagship HMS Vanguard in the Bay of Naples, was written by Nelson with his left hand, a little over a year after losing his right arm at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in August 1797. The letter is from the famous manuscript collection of Alfred Morrison (1821-1897). It was acquired by him from Finch Hatton, heir to Sir William Hamilton, and was published in 1894 in Morrison's The Hamilton and Nelson papers. Volume II. 1798-1815.  Manuscript in brown ink on a single folio sheet of wove paper, 370 x 230 mm, watermarked C. & I. Honig, folded to form 4 sides, small quarto; Nelson's letter written on the first side only, headed Naples Decr. 12th 1798 and addressed to His Excellency Rt. Honble. Sir Wm. Hamilton K.B.; endorsed on the verso in a secretarial hand "Ld. Nelson Dec. 12th 1798 demand whether the K of Naples is at war with what is called the Ligurian Republic. To Sir William Hamilton"; the letter is in fine condition; housed in a custom made portfolio, half black morocco over blue cloth lettered in gilt, silk ties, the bookplate of the Australian collector Sir Edward Ford to the inner front board; accompanied by Ford's cuttings from the sales catalogues of James Lawson, Sydney (1945) and James Tyrrell, Sydney (1957), both describing this letter. Transcript: "Sir, I have to request that Your Excellency will demand from this Government weither the King of the Two Sicilies [Ferdinand IV, 1751-1825] is at War with a Country calling itself the Ligurian Republic, or weither the King intends to protect in his Ports the Flag of that Republic (known as the Republic of Genoa), with which the King our Master is at War, and which can only be considered as a Country conquered by the French. I have the honor to be with the Greatest Respect Your Excellency's most Obedient Servant, Nelson". Following the resounding defeat of the French fleet at the Battle of the Nile, Nelson had repaired to Naples at the end of August 1798, where he was to remain for most of the last few months of 1798. For much of this time Nelson, now a national hero, was a house guest of Sir William Hamilton, the British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Naples, and his wife, Lady Emma Hamilton, who quickly became the object of Nelson's infatuation and who would famously later become his mistress. Nelson's fleet supported the Neapolitan army's successful capture of Rome from the French in November 1798, but the military situation was to deteriorate suddenly and rapidly for the British and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. The French army had regrouped and routed the Neapolitan forces, who now fled south back towards Naples. It is at this critical point in the campaign against the French that the present letter was written on board Nelson's flagship HMS Vanguard, at anchor in the Bay of Naples. Nelson suggests in his letter that the Ligurian Republic - a client state of the French centred around Genoa - should be treated as an enemy, and is clearly of the opinion that King Ferdinand should not offer protection to any of its vessels. He asks Sir William to obtain clarification from the King on this urgent matter. Some eleven days later, on 23 December, Nelson was compelled to hastily organise the evacuation from Naples to Palermo of the Neapolitan royal household and all British nationals, including the Hamiltons. Provenance: From the renowned collection of manuscripts and art assembled by Alfred Morrison (1821-1897), published as no. 362 in: The catalogue of autograph letters and historical documents formed by Alfred Morrison (Second series, 1882-1893). The Hamilton and Nelson papers. Volume II. 1798-1815 (Printed for private circulation, 1894). Originally purchased by Morrison from Finch Hatton, heir to Sir William Hamilton, in 1886, as part of a collection of Nelson and Hamilton correspondence. Morrison died in 1897 and his collection - 3300 lots - was auctioned by Sotheby's, London, in 1919; this landmark sale lasted 18 days and achieved a total sales figure of £150,000. The letter was purchased at the Sotheby's Morrison sale by the wealthy Australian pastoralist and collector A.B. Triggs (1868-1936), of Yass, N.S.W.; the Triggs Collection was subsequently sold by the auction house of J.R. Lawson, Sydney, 1945 (see no. 122 in Catalogue of the A. B. Triggs collections of historical documents and autograph letters, old master drawings, historic and modern laces, coins, tokens and medals, to be sold by public auction on Tuesday, 27th, Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th, November, 1945, under instruction from and as directed by the executors of the will of the Late Mrs. A. B. Triggs); the letter was purchased at the Lawson sale by the Sydney bookseller James Tyrrell, who offered it for sale in his catalogue of November 1957; the letter was acquired at this time, or slightly later, by Sir Edward Ford (1902-1986), distinguished physician and philanthropist, Sydney, Australia.

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

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

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        Acts Passed At the First-third Sessions of the Fifth Congress of the United States of America: Begun and Held At the City of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, on Monday the Fifteenth of May, 1797 to the Third of March, 1799

      Philadelphia, Printed by W. Ross 1797 - 3 sessions bound in one. Octavo. Bound in fine modern Moroccan leather. 5 raised bands. Gilt tooling to spine and boards. Inlaid gilt tooling inside boards. Marbled end pages. Original end pages bound in. Slight soiling to FEP and title page of the first session. Tanning, scattered foxing. Collated: 559; 26 (Constitution); iv, Table of Contents; [48] index. A highly important period of early American history during John Adams first 2 years of presidency. During this period, the XYZ affair occurred, along with the Quasi-War. The Alien & Sedition Act was passed by this Congress. This law was an attempt by the Federalist controlled Congress to create new powers to deport foreigners as well as making it harder for new immigrants to vote. Significantly, Federalist legislators attempted to restrict the freedom of speech after receiving a flurry of biting criticism from the Republican press. The Acts banned publishing false or malicious statements against the government and inciting opposition to any act of Congress or the president. Decreed unconstitutional by the Democratic-Republicans, it lead to the drafting of the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions, also known as the Principles of '98. June 18, 1798: Alien and Sedition Acts: ("An Act to establish a uniform rule of naturalization") (Naturalization Act of 1798), Sess. 2, ch. 54, 1 Stat. 566 June 25, 1798: Alien and Sedition Acts: ("An Act concerning Aliens"), Sess. 2, ch. 58, 1 Stat. 570 July 6, 1798: Alien and Sedition Acts: ("An Act respecting Alien Enemies"), Sess. 2, ch. 66, 1 Stat. 577 July 9, 1798: Act Further to Protect the Commerce of the United States, Sess. 2, ch. 68, 1 Stat. 578 July 14, 1798: Alien and Sedition Acts: ("An Act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States") (Sedition Act), Sess. 2, ch. 74, 1 Stat. 596 Other notable legislation passed by the 5th Congress: July 11, 1798: The establishment of the US Marine Corps, Sess. 2, ch. 72, 1 Stat. 594 April 30, 1798: The establishment of the U.S. Department of the Navy. July 16, 1798: Marine Hospital Service Act ("An Act for the relief of sick and disabled Seamen"), Sess. 2, ch. 77, 1 Stat. 605. Includes petitions Virginia and other states opposing the Alien & Sedition Acts. 1st work: Evans 32951; ESTC W14656; 2d work: Evans 34688; ESTC W14660; 3d work: Evans 36479; ESTC W19240; Sabin 15502. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Promenade D'Un Francais dans L'Irelande Orné de gravures en taille douce

      Graisberry for the Author Dublin, Dublin 1797 - 1st Edition. 8vo, viii, 328 pp. complete with four engraved plates, three folding. A lovely copy in mid 19th century cloth with gilt title, light browning to the title page and without the half title page. Armorial bookplate of Edward Lynam, father of Joss Lynam on the front pastedown. The contents is clean and unmarked. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Versuche über die gereizte Muskel- und Nervenfaser, nebst Vermuthungen über den chemischen Process des Lebens in der Thier- und Pflanzenwelt. Erster Band [AND] zweiter Band. [Complete].

      Posen, Decker and Comp. [AND] Berlin, Rottmann, 1797. Two volumes in two. 8vo (20.5 x 12.2 cm). I: Half title, title, title to the part [i], 495 pp.; II: Half title, title, title to part II, 468 pp. and eight folded engravings with 89 figures showing anatomical details and instruments. Original mottled boards. Spines with gilt lines and red morocco labels with gilt title. Edges red.l Rare complete copy of the first edition including all plates dealing with the physiology of muscles and nerves and the chemical processes in animal- and plant life: a starting point in nerve physiology. Heirs nr. 751: "The present work on electrical physiology, while overshadowed by his accomplishments in other fields, is nonetheless of fundamental significance. Taking as a starting point Galvani's discovery of muscular irritability, Humboldt describes and illustrates his own experiments in this field and translates his findings into the language of practical chemistry". Boards with shelfwear, number label to first spine missing. Internally a very good copy without the usual foxing. DSB vol. VI, pp. 549-555; Bibl. Walleriana, 10851; Wellcome III, p. 314.

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        Magdeburg. - Stadtansicht. - "Magdeburg".

      - Historische Ortsansichten. Kupferstich, um 1797. 18 x 28,8 cm (Darstellung) / 19,7 x 32,9 cm (Blatt). Oberhalb der Darstellung betitelt und um eine Legende 1-13 ergänzt. - Die Ansicht zeigt die Stadtsilhouette von Magdeburg u.a. mit dem Dom, dem Brückentor und der Zitadelle. Oben mit einer Schmuckkartusche mit dem Porträt von Carolus VII. verziert. - Blatt leicht gebräunt und beschmutzt. Mit orginal Mittelfalz, im Randbereich gering knickspurig. Unten knapp beschnitten. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch

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        The Works of Tobias Smollett M D With Memoirs of His Life; To Which is Prefixed a View of the Commencement and Progress of Romance

      London: B. Law et al, 1797. Eight volumes complete - Volume One - cxcvi, [6], 245pp, [1]; Volume Two - xxvi, 570pp; Volume Three - xvi, 499pp, [1]; Volume Four - xvi, 511pp, [1]; Voume Five - [16], 491pp, [1]; Volume Six - [8], 454pp; Volume Seven - [4], 452pp and Volume Eight - [4], 394pp. Later half calf and marbled paper over boards, raised bands, spines in six panels, title label to second panel, round volume label to third, remaining panels richly gilt, comb and curl marbled sides. Rubbed to extremities, especially outer joints, but all holding well, spines slightly faded, small dark mark to foot of volume two, chip to head of volume three with small amount of loss, surface abrasion to marbled paper on upper cover of volume three, scrape to leather on lower cover of volume five. Internally some light browning and occasional light foxing, but generally fairly clean, repair to corner of e3 in volume one; closed tear to foot of Hh3 in volume two, catching text with no loss; in volume three there are light stains to C7 and H2, with repaired loss to bottom corner of S4, catching a couple of words to S4r and S4v (words now added in pencil); in volume six there is a small patch of browning from B6-C2. With frontispiece and extra-illustrated with nineteen plates by George Cruikshank (probably taken from Cruikshank's illustrations done for the Roscoe's Novelists Library series done in the 1830's). First Thus. Half Calf and Boards. Good. Illus. by Cruikshank, George. 8vo.

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        Le Indie Orientali delineate sulle ultime osservazioni

      Roma 1797 - - EDIZIONE ORIGINALE, COLORITURA COEVA - Importante e decorativa mappa 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, coloritura coeva dei contorni, leggere bruniture, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. L'Atlante del Cassini fu ristampato dalla Calcografia Camerale nel primo quarto del XIX secolo, prima del 1839. Solo gli esemplari di prima edizione come questo sono stampati su carta vergata coeva e sono colorati a mano in epoca. Le tirature del XIX secolo sono già su carta meccanica, priva di vergelle, e generalmente in bianco e nero. - FIRST EDITION, CONTEMPORARY OUTLINE COLOUR - The Italian painter and engraver, Giovanni Maria Cassini, produced this splendid map of as part of his epic three-volume atlas. Scarce decorative map of India, Southeast Asia,Tibet and southern China. Includes an ornate cartouche. Published in: Nuovo atlante geografico universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni. Roma, Calcografia camerale, 1792-1801. Cassini 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 original hand colour, some foxing, otherwise in very good condition. The Cassini's Atlas was reprinted by the Calcografia Camerale in the first quarter of XIXth century (before 1839). Only the first edition of the atlas is printed on contemporary laid paper, while the late issue are on XIXth century paper and often without colour. Dimensioni 500 370mm

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        Alfabeto di lettere iniziali adorno di animali e proseguito di varia serie di caratteri all'ill.mo cav. Gio. Orazio Rucellai patrizio fiorentino presidente della Real Accademia delle Belle Arti...

      Giacomo Moro, 1797. Cm. 33,7, cc. (25) compreso il frontespizio. Ciascuna di questa interamente incisa in rame. Legatura posteriore (inizio '800) in cartoncino marmorizzato con dorso in pergamena e tassello al piatto. Piccole macchiette marginali, ma complessivamente esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Edizione originale ed unica di quest'opera di calligrafia di grande fascino. Cfr. Bonacini, 672.

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        Sentenza... contro Gio. Domenico Rivella del luogo di Castagnole Lanze... Gaspare Raspa e Giop. Battista Celotto surnominato il Turco, inquisiti cioe' il primo d'essersi reso uno dei principali agenti nel sostenenre la rivoltuosa insurrezione seguita in questa citta' dalli 22 ai 30 scorso luglio...Il Raspa...recatosi al borgo S. Pietro concitando quella ppopolazione ...il Celotto d'essersi dimostrato uno dei piu' scaldati repubblicani...condannano nella pena della morte..

      Nella stamperia Pila. Manifesto cm. 35 x 45 con stemma xil. in testa. Datato Asti 11 agosto 1797. Rarissimo documento relativo ad una delle sentenze eseguite successivamente alla rivoluzione astese, breve parentesi repubblicana durata dal 22 al 30 luglio 1797. La Repubblica venne proclamata il 28 con a capo Secondo Aro'  ma il 30 il Marchese Mazzetti di Frinco, a capo di 150 contadini, ebbe la meglio sulle sparute forze rivoluzionarie. Seguirono le sentenze di morte che colpirono una quindicina di giacobini. Questa in particolare e' la quinta esecuzione, avvenuta il 12 agosto. Il Rivella, originario di Castagnole Lanze ma gestore di una osteria in Asti viene qui accusato di essersi recato a Costigliole come emissario della repubblica oltre che di essersi arruolato come soldato al servizio di essa. Il Raspa, soprannominato il Turco (per il fatto esser stato vari anni in Turchia) viene invece accusato, oltre che di aver fatto proclami rivoluzionari, di aver disarmato il giorno dei primi scontri, la guardia che si trovava in Piazza del Santo, di aver poi concitato la popolazione del Borgo San Pietro ad insorgere e minacciato di morte il soldato Giuseppe Sodano che aveva gridato 'Viva il Re', obbligandolo a gridare 'Viva la Repubblica' e sottrattegli due pistole averlo rinchiuso nel 'crottone' col proposito di archibugiarlo. ITA

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        Parte Meridionale dell'Africa che comprende la Bassa Guinea e la Cafreria coll'Isola di Madagascar delienata sulle ultime osservazioni

      Roma 1797 - - EDIZIONE ORIGINALE, COLORITURA COEVA - Importante e decorativa mappa 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, coloritura coeva dei contorni, leggere bruniture, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. L'Atlante del Cassini fu ristampato dalla Calcografia Camerale nel primo quarto del XIX secolo, prima del 1839. Solo gli esemplari di prima edizione come questo sono stampati su carta vergata coeva e sono colorati a mano in epoca. Le tirature del XIX secolo sono già su carta meccanica, priva di vergelle, e generalmente in bianco e nero. - FIRST EDITION, CONTEMPORARY OUTLINE COLOUR - The Italian painter and engraver, Giovanni Maria Cassini, produced this splendid map of as part of his epic three-volume atlas. Published in: Nuovo atlante geografico universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni. Roma, Calcografia camerale, 1792-1801. Cassini 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 original hand colour, some foxing, otherwise in very good condition. The Cassini's Atlas was reprinted by the Calcografia Camerale in the first quarter of XIXth century (before 1839). Only the first edition of the atlas is printed on contemporary laid paper, while the late issue are on XIXth century paper and often without colour. Dimensioni 500 370mm

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        HEIMSKRINGLA Del I: Heimskringla : eller Snorre Sturlusons Nordländske konunga sagor. Sive Historiæ regum septentrionalium /â Snorrone Sturlonide, ante secula quinque, patrio sermone antiquo conscriptæ, quas ex manuscriptis codicibus edidit, versione gemina, notisque brevioribus ... ; illustravit Johann: Peringskiöld. [Tomus I.] Stockholmiæ, literis Wankiwianis, anno christiano M.DC XCVII, [1697] Del II: Heims Kringlans eller Snorre Sturlusons andra band, innehållandes historierna om konung Magnus the gode, och the följande nordländska konungar. = Sive Historiarum regum septentrionalium tomus secundus, continens res pr?cipue gestas Magni ... Ex Sturlonid? contextu antiquo, versione gemina illustratus a Johanne Peringskiold

      Inbunden bok. 1 uppl. 1797 och 1700. 812 + 472 s. Inbunden. Del I: Samtida halvfranskt skinnband med stänkmarmorerat papper med fyra upphöjda bind, ingen titel på rygg. Del II: Samtida halvfranskt skinnband med stänkmarmorerat papper med fem upphöjda bind, ljus titeletikett med Saga Wilkina, stänkta snitt. 31x22cm. Hyfsat skick. Detta är den första fullständiga utgåvan av Heimskringla. Den är utgiven av Johan Peringskiöld med både originalets text på fornisländska samt i latinsk och svensk översättning. Förutom en krönika över de nordländska kungarnas historia ger boken intressanta inblickar i svenska förhållanden under vikingatiden. Proviniens bägge delarna: Troligen från Monthans bibliotek på Eds Säteri utanför Värnamo. På bla ena titelbladet finns anteckningar A Monthan och nr 157. Skick Del I: I förhållande till åldern gott skick, dock slitna pärmar med lite revor i papperet, inlaga helt utan anmärkning frånsett lite åldersfläckar, sid 813-830 saknas, anteckningar på försättsbladet bla tidigare ägare Monthans namn, handskriven brevliknande text på försättsbladets baksida. Del II: Gott skick. Pärmar något nötta men hela, inlaga hel frånsett någon enstaka mindre bit i kanten borta, åldersfläckar här och var men med tanke på åldern ett mycket gott skick. Ägaranteckningar på försättsblad.

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        Great bustard (Otis tarda)].[Northwest Germany?, ca. 1710/20]. Watercolour drawing on 2½ sheets of Imperial laid paper (129 x 57 cm as assembled).

      - A life-size watercolour drawing of a Great bustard (Otis tarda) cock, hanging from a hook by a cord threaded through its nostrils, presumably awaiting the cook's assistants, who would have plucked it. The skilful artist remains unidentified. The drawing itself, from the hook (which bleeds off the paper at the head) to the tips of the claws, measures 126 cm and the bustard itself measures 110 cm from the tip of its beak to the tip of its tail. Its plumage is predominantly light brown, with black stripes on the back and with the breast and the lower parts of the wings white. The hens were much smaller than the cocks, which are the heaviest flying birds in the world and the heaviest indigenous birds of any kind in Europe today. The drawing probably comes from the estate (the kitchen?) of a nobleman. The great bustard has become rare in northern Europe, with only a few hundred, largely confined to small parts of East Germany and western Poland, but there is still a larger population spread throughout Hungary. It is classified as vulnerable worldwide. In the early 18th century it had a much greater range, including much of Germany and England. In 1797 Thomas Bewick noted that it made "excellent eating . as excellent a repast as our own domestic poultry, or even as the [American] turkey". He therefore lamented that it had not been domesticated and foresaw that hunting might lead to its "total extinction" in England.Formerly folded. With a small worm hole in the neck of the turkey and a slightly larger one in the blank paper next to the neck, and an occasional minor tear on the old folds (some professionally reinforced on the back), but otherwise in very good condition. A magnificent ca. 1710/20 watercolour drawing of a Great bustard, depicted life-size.

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        Catalogue des Livres rares et précieux composant le Fonds de Librairie de feu le C. Belin Junior, Libraire. Dont la vente se fera…le Lundi 22 Mai 1797 et jours suivans

      x, 279, [2], 33 pp. 8vo. Paris: G. De Bure, Le Jeune, & Glaizot, 1797. A sale particularly rich in natural history. Belin Junior, who apparently died young, was one of the leading booksellers and auctioneers of his time and he had an enormous stock. This sale consists of duplicates (and oftentimes triplicates) from his inventory. It is remarkable to see how many important books an 18th-century bookseller could accumulate. 2894 lots. With the separately paginated author index at end. Belin was associated with the sales of the libraries of Dincourt d'Hangard, Mirabeau, and Didot. Fine copy. ❧ Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions...1643-1830, 370. Peignot, p. 80.

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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.*Bring 296. Bröderna Elias och Johan Fredrik Martin har signerat varsin plansch, de övriga osignerade är av Hilfeling. I författarens eget exemplar i Uppsala Universitet Bibliotek finns 8 planscher. De flesta exemplar innehåller 7 planscher, porträttet av den polske frihetshjälten Kosciusko, som utförts av J. F. Martin , kunde bara köpas separat hos bokhandlaren Utter.[#\33207] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. Hard Cover. Two quarto volumes: 2 p. l., xxvi p., 1 leaf, 320, 136 pages, portrait frontispiece (signatures: a-d4, A-3L4); 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", Vol. II, p. [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. Stock#OB322.

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        Bibliothèque des romans grecs

      Paris: de l'imprimerie de Guillaume, 1797. Fine. de l'imprimerie de Guillaume, Paris an V de le République (1797), in-12 (10,5x17cm), 12 volumes reliés. - Binders of the time in full mottled calf. Back smooth decorated with motifs grecisants, nets and golden jewels, as well as parts of title and volume numbers of black morocco. Golden wheels coaching boards. Complete collection including the translation of the following titles: PARTHENIUS. The affections of love, joined the Narratives Love Plutarch, Newly set by French Jean Fournier. - Tatius (Achilles). The Loves of Leucippus and Clitophon, Translated from the Greek, with historical notes and critics. By Louis-Adrien Perron Castera. 2 volumes. - The Loves of Theagenes and Chariclea. History Ethiopic. 2 volumes. - LONGUS. The Daphnis and Chloe, Translated from the Greek by Jacques Amyot. - Xenophon. Romance of Abrocome and Anthia, Ephesian history. - CHARITON. The Loves of Chereas and Callirrhoe, Translated from the Greek, with remarks by Pierre-Henri Larcher. 2 volumes. - The Romance of Ismene and Ismenias. - THEODORUS prodromus. The Loves of Rhodante and spineiclès, Translated from the Greek by Fr. François Godard of Beauchamps. - LUCIEN. History genuine and Lucius or The Asne, Translated from the Greek, on the edition of Bastien. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Reliures de l'époque en plein veau moucheté. Dos lisses ornés de motifs grecisants, de filets et fleurons dorés, ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaisons de maroquin noir. Roulettes dorées en encadrement des plats. Petit manque à deux coiffes, certains dos éclaircis. Collection complète comprenant la traduction des titres suivants : PARTHENIUS. Les Affections d'amour, jointes les Narrations d'amour de Plutarche, Nouvellement mises en Français par Jean Fournier. — TATIUS (Achille). Les Amours de Leucippe et Clitophon, Traduites du grec, avec des notes historiques et critiques. Par Louis-Adrien du Perron de Castera. 2 volumes. — Les Amours de Theagènes et Chariclée. Histoire éthiopique. 2 volumes. — LONGUS. Les Amours pastorales de Daphnis et Chloé, Traduites du grec par Jacques Amyot. — XÉNOPHON. Les Amours d'Abrocome et d'Anthia, histoire éphésienne. — CHARITON. Les Amours de Chereas et Callirrhoë, Traduites du Grec, avec des Remarques, par Pierre-Henri Larcher. 2 volumes. — Les Amours d'Ismene et d'Ismenias. — THEODORUS PRODROMUS. Les Amours de Rhodante et Dosiclès, Traduites du Grec, par P. François Godard de Beauchamps. — LUCIEN. L'Histoire véritable et Lucius ou L'Asne, Traduites du Grec, Sur l'édition de Bastien. Joli exemplaire en partie imprimé sur papier bleuté, en jolie reliure de l'époque ornée de grecques sur les dos.

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        Origine, trasporto in Italia, primi progressi in essa dell'algebra... Printed by Bodoni.

      Parma: Reale Tipografia Parma, 1797-1799. History of Algebra, Printed by Bodoni, Inscribed by the AuthorCossali, Pietro. Origine, trasporto in Italia, primi progressi in essa dell'algebra. . . . 2 vols., 4to. [24, incl. blank leaf], 396, [4]; [10], 492, [4]pp. 2 engraved plates. Parma: [Giambattista Bodoni for] Reale Tipografia Parmense, 1797-99. 282 x 203 mm. Quarter calf, speckled boards c. 1799, expertly rebacked, a bit rubbed. Fine, crisp copy, presented by the author to his friend Luigi Bramieri, with the recipient's inscription opposite the title in Vol. I: " Dono graziosissimo dell' egregio autore a me devotissimo suo amico Luigi Bramieri." First Edition. Cossali, the best-known historian of mathematics in 18th-century Italy, taught physics and astronomy at the University of Parma, and was later named by Napoleon to the chair of mathematics at Padua. "He wrote various memoirs on mathematical questions, chiefly algebraic, but is best known for his history of algebra, a work of considerable scholarship and even yet of service to the student of this phase of the subject" (Smith, History of Mathematics, 1, p. 541). "C'est un ouvrage important, plein de recherches auxquelles pr?side la critique la plus ?clair?ee. Apres avoir examine toutes les opinions contraires, il conclut que l'algebre a ete empruntee aux Indiens par les Arabes, qui l'ont ensuite introduite en Europe" (NBG). Cossali's work was one of the very few scientific books printed by Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813), the most successful and influential Italian printer of his era, associated with the Royal Press at Parma from 1768 until his death, and proprietor of his own press from 1791. Bodoni "was the most successful early proponent of what is (somewhat misleadingly) referred to as the 'modern' typeface, distinguished by a strong contrast between the thin and thick strokes, and vertical, rather than oblique, shading. His books were produced for the wealthy and the aristocracy, and were more advanced in elegance and refinement than anything else being printed in Europe" (desktoppub [internet reference]). Typefaces based on Bodoni's are still widely used. Brooks, Edizioni Bodoniane, 696.

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        9 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 9 S., 4. Joseph Anton Salzmann, Sohn eines Buchdruckers und Buchhändlers, besuchte das Gymnasium seiner Heimatstadt und studierte ab 1797 am dortigen Lyzeum. Nachdem er hier bereits mit 19 Jahren Dozent geworden war (1799), empfing er am 11. April 1803 in Konstanz die Priesterweihe. Es folgte eine Karriere als Theologieprofessor, Chorherr, bischöflicher Kommissar und Provikar für den Kanton Luzern, Propst von St. Leodegar in Luzern, Geschäftsführer des Nuntius (Gestor negotiorum Nuntiaturae), Domdekan in Solothurn und Administrator des Bistums Basel nach dem Tod des letzten Fürstbischofs Franz Xaver von Neveu am 23. August 1828. Am 26. Juli 1829 erhielt er als dessen Nachfolger die Bischofsweihe. In die Zeit seines Episkopats fielen der Aargauer Klosterstreit und die Rückberufung der Jesuiten nach Luzern im Jahre 1844, die schliesslich zum Sonderbundskrieg von 1847 führte (Wikipedia). - Salzmanns Episkopat war durch Auseinandersetzungen zwischen Kirche und Staat sowie innerkirchliche Konflikte gekennzeichnet, in denen der irenisch vermittelnde Salzmann zwischen allen Fronten stand (U. Fink in: Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz). - Der Empfänger der teils auf Lateinisch, teils auf Deutsch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Tlw. kl. Randläsuren bzw. -einrisse. - Beiliegend ein 3-seitiger eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift von Mislin an Salzmann. -

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        Freude am Weihnachtsfest, 1797

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: unten rechts signiert und datiert: "D Chodowiecki del & sculps: 1797". Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 851 Ib/II. Serie: Zwei Blätter zu Lang's Almanach für 1799, Blatt 1. Grösse: 10,7 x 7 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Platte: 15,0 x 10,4 cm Papier: 19,0 x 12,5 cm. Beschreibung: Abdruck vor der Untschrift auf der noch hohen Platte, mit dem einzelnen Randeinfall unten. Seltenes Blatt. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS Volume I Containing the History and Description of Land Birds [&] Volume II Containing the History and Description of Water Birds

      Newcastle: Printed by Sol Hodgson for Beilby & Bewick and C.C. & J. Robinson, 1797 [&] 1804. 1st edn. 2 vols. Tall 8vo. Rebound in later half calf, spines in six compartments with gilt tooled raised bands and gilt lettered labels, with marbled endpapers (a little scuffed at edges - otherwise a VG set). Pp. xxx + 335 [&] xx + 400, illus throughout with Bewick's woodcuts (front and rear prelims spotted; previous owners' engraved armorial bookplate on front paste-downs and inscriptions on front prelims; front inner hinge of vol II loosened).

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        History of British birds. The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. Vol. I. Containing the history and description of land birds. [AND] A supplement to the history of British birds. The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. Part I. Containing the history and description of land birds; [AND] Vol. II. Containing the history and description of water birds [AND] A supplement to the history of British birds. The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. Part II. Containing the history and description of water birds. [Complete].

      - Newcastle, Beilby & Bewick, T. Bewick, 1797-1821. Four papers in two. 8vo (20.5 x 12.6 cm). 876 pp. [I(1797) xxx, 335; I Suppl. (1821) 47; II(1804) xx, 400; II Suppl. (1821) 44], with 529 fine wood engravings and three title vignettes. Uniform full polished calf. Spines with four black and gilt-ornamented raised bands; compartments with gilt vignettes and two (red and green) morocco labels with gilt title and volume number. Boards with gilt borders. Marbled endpapers. All edges yellow.l Rare first edition including the very rare supplements. Includes the uncensored engraving on p. 85 of volume I. With a handwritten note from a former owner, Brocklebank dated 1881 and 1894 pasted in on front. Bound by Hayday - a typed, lengthy note on this binder is loosely inserted. Some light shelfwear, and some toning, as usual. A very good, complete set. Nissen IVB, 95. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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