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

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

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        Burlesque Translation of Homer, A.

      London: G.G. & J. Robinson, 1797. "A Work full of Humor Which Often Transgresses the Bounds of Decency"With Twenty-Five Hand-Colored Etched Plates[WOODWARD, George Moutard, illustrator]. [BRIDGES, Thomas]. [GROSE, Francis, engraver?]. A Burlesque Translation of Homer. In Two Volumes. The Fourth Edition Improved. London: G.G. & J. Robinson, 1797. Fourth edition and best edition. Two octavo volumes (8 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches; 222 x 143 mm.). [6], 360; [4], 432 pp. Hand-colored etched frontispiece and twenty-four hand-colored, unsigned etched plates. In volume one, pp. 355/356 have been mis-bound after pp. 357/358. The hand-coloring is possibly contemporary or very early.Bound ca. 1920 by Root & Son (stamp-signed on verso of front free end-paper). Full polished calf, covers triple-ruled in gilt, spines with four wide raised bands, decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments, maroon and dark blue calf labels lettered in gilt, gilt ruled board-edges, decorative gilt turn-ins, gray end-papers, top edge gilt, others uncut. A fine and large copy with the plates colored by hand. Originally published in 1762 under the pseudonym Caustic Barebones, reprinted in 1764, and in enlarged form in 1767, 1770, and this, the fourth edition is the first edition with illustrations by Woodward. "Best edition, with humorous plates. A work full of humour, written by Thomas Brydges, but which often transgresses the bounds of decency." (Lowndes, The Bibliographers Manual of English Literature, volume II, p. 1101). We have never seen another colored copy. According to ABPC there has been only one other colored copy at auction over the past forty-five years (1979). We cannot locate any colored copies in OCLC.Of George Murgatroyd Woodward (1760?-1809), caricaturist and author, the DNB notes that he, "later known as Mustard George, grew up in a Derbyshire town, living with his father and, to judge by the evidence of his later writings, received a sound education. He took early to caricature, ridiculing his neighbours in Derbyshire; a folio of these drawings dated 1781 is in the Derby Local Studies Library, among a sizable collection of his prints, drawings, and book illustrations. His caricatures having caused something of a local stir, he persuaded his father to let him seek his fortune in London."Apart from two caricature prints dated 1785 designed by Woodward and published by him from 28 Cary Street, Lincoln's Inn, London, it was not until 1790 that he made an impact on the London scene. Thereafter his output was copious. The British Museum catalogues list 525 examples of his work from the next twenty years, published by Holland, Fores, Ackermann, and latterly Tegg, all leading printsellers. These prints, designed by Woodward, are etched by others-Rowlandson, who was his friend and drinking companion, Isaac Cruikshank, Roberts, and Williams. Woodward's original drawings are vigorous… [and] his value lay in his humorous ideas."Woodward…might have rivalled Hogarth. Certainly his collaboration with Rowlandson constituted a lively, if frivolous, commentary on the social scene. Dorothy George described him as 'original, prolific, varied, humorous and good-humoured,' and few students of the subject would dispute her conclusion that his death was 'a loss to caricature' (George, English Political Caricature, 1.174)" Oxford DNB). Some library records note the author as Thomas Bridges alone, or with Francis Grose. It was once thought by some that Grose was the author but subsequent scholars have firmly identified Thomas Bridges as the sole writer of the book. But the attribution to Grose may not have been wholly incorrect; we strongly suspect that Grose designed the etchings for the later expanded editions. He needed money and may have taken the job anonymously to protect his scholastic reputation. He certainly had the skill as a caricaturist, and the style here exhibited (particularly in the faces) is not dissimilar to examples of his work found in his Rules for Drawing Caricatures (1788). If further evidence is needed, Grose, a corpulent man who possessed no lack of self-deprecating wit concerning his girth, appears to have drawn nearly every fat man in these caricatures with his own visage. Stylistically as well as chronologically, he falls between Hogarth and Gillray. While the etchings are possibly by Grose they are definitely based on drawings by George Moutard Woodward, whose twenty-three original ink andwatercolor drawings for this series were sold by Sotheby's (London) on March 6, 1978. "Thomas Bridges (b. 1710?, d. in or after 1775), playwright and novelist, was a native of Hull, in which town his father was a physician of some repute. Thomas Bridges was a wine merchant, and a partner in the banking firm of Sell, Bridges, and Blunt, which failed in Hull in 1759. In 1762 Bridges produced, under the pseudonym of Caustic Barebones, A Travestie of Homer, in two volumes, which achieved some popularity for its spirited versification and pointed humour" (Oxford DNB). Bridges' only novel was The Adventures of a Bank-Note, published in 1770.Gordon, British Caricature, BC-1; Lowndes, The Bibliographers Manual of English Literature, volume II, p. 1101.

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        Allgemeine Geschichte der Länder und Völker von America. Nebst einer Vorrede Siegmund Jacob Baumgartens.

      2 vols. kl.-4. 23 Bll., 688 11 Bll., 905 (1) S., 31 Bll. (Register). Mit 1 gest. Titelvignette, 2 Kupfertaf. u. 4 (davon 2 mehrf. gefalt.) Kupferkarten. Ldr. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg. Kanten leicht berieb. Es fehlen das Frontisp., 57 Taf. u. 3 Karten. EA. Howes 200 Sabin 77989 Borba de Moraes I, 386 Fromm 13768 - Kompilierte Kulturgeschichte Amerikas aus Rochefort u. a. Beschäftigt sich mit Südamerika, einschließlich Mexiko und den Antillen sowie den englischen u. französ. Besitzungen in Nordamerika, außerdem mit Grönland u. Island. Schröters Initialen finden sich am Ende der Widmung. Der erste Band ist weitgehend eine Übersetzung von Lafiteaus Moeurs de Sauvages Ameriquains. Der 2. Teil enthält Extrakte von Rochefort und anderen Autoren. With Exlibris of John Carter Brown (1797-1874), was a book collector whose library formed the basis of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University.

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        The Enquirer. Reflections on Education, Manners, and Literature. In a Series of Essays.

      1797 - First edition. 8vo., with the half-title and errata-leaf, text in good clean state, a rather unattractive binding of nineteenth-century half dark brown morocco, rubbed at extremities. London, Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson. An important collection of essays on a wide range of subjects relating to the general improvement of society. As Godwin writes in his preface: ?The humble pretensions of the present volume are sufficiently obvious. They are presented to the contemplative reader, not as dicta, but as the materials of thinking. They are committed to his mercy. In themselves they are trivial; the hints of enquiry rather than actual enquiries: but hereafter perhaps they may be taken under other men's protection, and cherished to maturity? Rothschild 1018. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      1797. Phil., 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. [New York: Printed for the Hamilton Club, 1865]. [x], 157 pp. Page 3 has an announcement for the Hamilton Club's next publication. Quarto (12" x 9-1/2"). Later three-quarter morocco over cloth, gilt fillets along edges of morocco, lettering pieces and gilt-edged raised bands to spine, deckle edges. Negligible light rubbing to spine ends and corners, light toning to text, early cellotape repairs to foot of final text leaf (with no damage to text). An attractive copy. $1,250. * From an edition of 25, this number 10. 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 edit.

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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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        Geschiedenis der Staatsregeling voor het Bataafsche volk. Amsterdam, Allart, 1799, 16+605 pag. Origineel karton (scharnieren zwak).

      Geillustreerd met 6 grote platen met silhouetten van leden der Nationale Vergadering en 4 uitslaande gravures (waaronder de zeeslag van 1797). Mist de kaart van de departementale verdeling.

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

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

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        Jornadas divertidas, políticas sentencias y hechos memorables de los reyes y heroes de la antiguedad

      Imp. de Villalpando. 1797 - Imp. de Villalpando. Madrid. 1797. 20 cm. 8 t. en 8 v. con lam. Encuadernacion en tapa dura artesanal plena piel con dorados y tejuelo. Poisson de Gomez, Magdalena Angelica 1684-1770. Traducidas. del frances al castellano por Don Baltasar Driguet. Isidoro de Hernandez Pacheco. Villalpando . El tomo 7 con encuadernación diferente. Cubierta deslucida. 111B [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Burlesque Translation of Homer, A.

      London: G.G. & J. Robinson, 1797. "A Work full of Humor Which Often Transgresses the Bounds of Decency" With Twenty-Five Hand-Colored Etched Plates [WOODWARD, George Moutard, illustrator]. [BRIDGES, Thomas]. [GROSE, Francis, engraver?]. A Burlesque Translation of Homer. In Two Volumes. The Fourth Edition Improved. London: G.G. & J. Robinson, 1797. Fourth edition and best edition. Two octavo volumes (8 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches; 222 x 143 mm.). [6], 360; [4], 432 pp. Hand-colored etched frontispiece and twenty-four hand-colored, unsigned etched plates. In volume one, pp. 355/356 have been mis-bound after pp. 357/358. The hand-coloring is possibly contemporary or very early. Bound ca. 1920 by Root & Son (stamp-signed on verso of front free end-paper). Full polished calf, covers triple-ruled in gilt, spines with four wide raised bands, decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments, maroon and dark blue calf labels lettered in gilt, gilt ruled board-edges, decorative gilt turn-ins, gray end-papers, top edge gilt, others uncut. A fine and large copy with the plates colored by hand. Originally published in 1762 under the pseudonym Caustic Barebones, reprinted in 1764, and in enlarged form in 1767, 1770, and this, the fourth edition is the first edition with illustrations by Woodward. "Best edition, with humorous plates. A work full of humour, written by Thomas Brydges, but which often transgresses the bounds of decency." (Lowndes, The Bibliographers Manual of English Literature, volume II, p. 1101). We have never seen another colored copy. According to ABPC there has been only one other colored copy at auction over the past forty-five years (1979). We cannot locate any colored copies in OCLC. Of George Murgatroyd Woodward (1760?-1809), caricaturist and author, the DNB notes that he, "later known as Mustard George, grew up in a Derbyshire town, living with his father and, to judge by the evidence of his later writings, received a sound education. He took early to caricature, ridiculing his neighbours in Derbyshire; a folio of these drawings dated 1781 is in the Derby Local Studies Library, among a sizable collection of his prints, drawings, and book illustrations. His caricatures having caused something of a local stir, he persuaded his father to let him seek his fortune in London. "Apart from two caricature prints dated 1785 designed by Woodward and published by him from 28 Cary Street, Lincoln's Inn, London, it was not until 1790 that he made an impact on the London scene. Thereafter his output was copious. The British Museum catalogues list 525 examples of his work from the next twenty years, published by Holland, Fores, Ackermann, and latterly Tegg, all leading printsellers. These prints, designed by Woodward, are etched by others-Rowlandson, who was his friend and drinking companion, Isaac Cruikshank, Roberts, and Williams. Woodward's original drawings are vigorous... [and] his value lay in his humorous ideas. "Woodward...might have rivalled Hogarth. Certainly his collaboration with Rowlandson constituted a lively, if frivolous, commentary on the social scene. Dorothy George described him as 'original, prolific, varied, humorous and good-humoured,' and few students of the subject would dispute her conclusion that his death was 'a loss to caricature' (George, English Political Caricature, 1.174)" Oxford DNB). Some library records note the author as Thomas Bridges alone, or with Francis Grose. It was once thought by some that Grose was the author but subsequent scholars have firmly identified Thomas Bridges as the sole writer of the book. But the attribution to Grose may not have been wholly incorrect; we strongly suspect that Grose designed the etchings for the later expanded editions. He needed money and may have taken the job anonymously to protect his scholastic reputation. He certainly had the skill as a caricaturist, and the style here exhibited (particularly in the faces) is not dissimilar to examples of his work found in his Rules for Drawing Caricatures (1788). If further evidence is needed, Grose, a corpulent man who possessed no lack of self-deprecating wit concerning his girth, appears to have drawn nearly every fat man in these caricatures with his own visage. Stylistically as well as chronologically, he falls between Hogarth and Gillray.  While the etchings are possibly by Grose they are definitely based on drawings by George Moutard Woodward, whose twenty-three original ink and watercolor drawings for this series were sold by Sotheby's (London) on March 6, 1978. "Thomas Bridges (b. 1710?, d. in or after 1775), playwright and novelist, was a native of Hull, in which town his father was a physician of some repute. Thomas Bridges was a wine merchant, and a partner in the banking firm of Sell, Bridges, and Blunt, which failed in Hull in 1759. In 1762 Bridges produced, under the pseudonym of Caustic Barebones, A Travestie of Homer, in two volumes, which achieved some popularity for its spirited versification and pointed humour" (Oxford DNB). Bridges' only novel was The Adventures of a Bank-Note, published in 1770. Gordon, British Caricature, BC-1; Lowndes, The Bibliographers Manual of English Literature, volume II, p. 1101.

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        EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA,

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

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        Laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, vols 1 & 2, 1797, 1793

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

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        Sammlung von 53 Kupferstich-Stammbuchblättern. Göttingen bey Wiederhold

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

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        THE FRENCH ARMY AS IT WAS ORGANIZED DURING THE REVOLUTION...; THE MEMORIAL AND CORRESPONDENCE OF CHARLES JAMES, LATE CAPTAIN OF A COMPANY IN THE NORTH YORK MILITIA...; MR. DICK'S ...DEFENCE & EXPLANATION OF HIS CONDUCT IN RESPECT TO TWO BOXES OF SPURIOUS COIN...; A TREATISE ON COURTS MARSHAL..."

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

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        MADAGASCAR / MOZAMBIQUE / COMOROS: A CHART OF THE INNER PASSAGE BETWEEN THE COAST OF AFRICA AND THE ISLE OF MADAGASCAR FROM THE CHARTS OF D’ANVILLE AND D’APRÉS COMPARED WITH THE DRAUGHTS & JOURNALS OF THE BRITISH NAVIGATORS.

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

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

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

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        Plan du Port de ST. DIEGO en Californie [and] Plan du Port de du Departement de ST. BLAS.

      Paris. 1797 - Size: 330 x 485 mm. Fine condition, good margins. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Two engraved maps on one page of the harbours of San Diego in California and St. Blas in Mexico. Relief shown by hachures, depths by soundings. 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.35.

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        Carte des découvertes au Nord du Japon. Faites en 1643 par les Vaisseaux Hollandais le Kastrikum et le Breskens, Comprenant la Terra de Jeso l'Île des Etats et la Terre de la Compagnie, dont partie a ètè reconnue en 1787 par les Frègates Françaises la Boussole et l'Astrolabe.

      Paris: 1797 - Size: 675 x 490 mm. Very good condition. A faint vertical waterstain. Good margins. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. From the Voyages of La Pérouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. An attractive map of the regions North of Japan withs two inset maps: Extrait de la carte publiee par Scheuchzer -- Extrait de la carte de l'Histoire du Japon de Kampfer. Relief shown pictorially; depths by soundings. Oriented with north toward right. Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse.

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        VUE DE CAVITE DANS LA BAIE DE MANILLE

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

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        Femme du Port des Francais.

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

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        COSTUME DES HABITANS DU PORT DES FRANÇAIS, SUR LA CÔTE DU NORD-OUEST DE L'AMÉRIQUE.

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

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        INSULARES ET MONUMENS DE LÎLE DE PÂQUE

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

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        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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        Carte particuliere de la Cote du Nord-Ouest de l'Amerique. 3.

      Paris: 1797 - Size: 680 x 495 mm. Very good condition. Faint waterstain on the left vertical fold and slight foxing to the upper horizontal fold, not affecting the image. Good margins. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. From the Voyages of La Pérouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Two watermarks, one on each side of the islands. Engraved by Bouclet. Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse.

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        Costumes de la Baie de Castries.

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

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

      Paris. 1797 - Size: 575 x 845 mm. Very good condition; some light stains along the lower horizontal fold; a tear and some foxing to the upper margin; wide margins. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. From the Voyages of La Pérouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Thirty-eight years later the scattered remains of La Boussole and L'Astrolabe was discovered wrecked on a vicious reef on an atoll in the New Hebrides. Attractive sea chart covering coast from Mt. St. Elias to Monterey Bay. Relief shown by hachures. Shows route of La Perouse. Published in 'Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse'.

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        Vue d'un éstablissment des habitans du port des francais pour la saison de la peche.

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

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        COSTUMES DES HABITANS DE LA CONCEPTION.

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

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        VUE DE L'ÎLE STE Catherine.

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

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        L'Arabia delineata sulle Ultime Osservazioni.

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

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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote De La Mancha

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

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        A CHART, ON MERCATOR'S PROJECTION Containing the Track and Soundings of the LION, the HINDOSTAN, and TENDERS, from TURON-BAY in COCHIN-CHINA to the mouth of the PEI-HO RIVER in the GULPH of PE-TCHE-LEE OR PEKIN.

      London. 1797 - Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Size: 52.5 x 74 cm. Very good condition; some stains to the margins not affecting the image. 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. Engraved map from Sir George Leonard Staunton's "An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China".

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

      

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

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

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        Select specimens of British plants.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        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 Seasons, by. Thomson. Illustrated with engravings by . Bartolozzi. and . Tomkins . from original pictures painted for the work by W. Hamilton

      printed for P.W. Tomkins, London 1797 - (18 x 14 7/8 inches). Half-title, 5 section titles, 5pp. subscribers' list. Stipple engraved emblematic frontispiece by Tomkins, 6 stipple engraved plates (2 by Bartolozzi, 4 by Tomkins), 4 vignette stipple engraved illustrations by Tomkins, 10 stipple-engraved head or tailpieces (4 by Bartolozzi, 6 by Tomkins), all after William Hamilton, engraved dedication leaf. Contemporary blue straight-grained morocco gilt, covers with wide decorative neo-classical border made up from fillets, a drawer-handle roll and a swag and stylized flower head roll, spine in seven compartments with double raised bands, the bands highlighted by rules and roll tools, lettered in the second compartment, the seventh compartment with onlaid label tooled in gilt with two armorial crests (one of the Peters family, the other unidentified), the remaining compartments with repeat decoration of a centrally-placed tool of two birds perched on a bow with crossed arrows behind them, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, edges with alternate bands of gilding and blue staining A deluxe edition of Thomson's famed poem, with stipple-engravings from two of the greatest engravers of their time, and in a magnificent contemporary binding. Thomson's paean to the countryside and the simple country life is now seen as a precursor of the romantic movement in English poetry, as exemplified by Wordsworth and Coleridge. The present edition, published the year before the appearance of the Lyrical Ballads , is perhaps the most luxurious edition of The Seasons ever published. Abbey Life 252; Brunet V, 836; Cohen/de Ricci p.992; Lowndes IV, p.2671. [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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