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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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        ADMIRAL EDWARD VERNON

      London, 1797. Mezzotint, 24 x 15 inches. Trimmed close but with no image loss. Good. Archival matting, and protected with Mylar sheet. Vernon was from a distinguished naval family. His final and most important command was as British naval chief in the East Indies during the American Revolution, when France was also at war with England in India. This portrait, produced three years after Vernon's death, shows him at the end of his life, standing, with warships in the background.

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        The American Gazetteer

      Boston: S. Hall and Thomas & Andrew, 1797. Octavo. Seven engraved folding maps. Modern quarter morocco, linen boards. Morse's gazetteer gives entries on states, provinces, counties, cities, towns, villages, rivers, bays, harbors, gulfs, sounds, capes, mountains, forts, Native American tribes, and new discoveries, both in North America and the West Indies. Includes entries for "Owhyhee," Sandwich Islands," and a map of the South Pacific showing part of Australia, New Zealand, and east to Easter Island. Forbes 276; Howes M-839; Sabin 50923. Maps lined on verso, some occasional pale spotting.

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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.l 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kleines Handbüchlein, darinn sehr schöne Morgen- Abend- Meß Vesper-Beicht- und Comminiongebether sammt beygefügtem heil. Kreuzweg und andere Andachten

      12 Ledereinband Lederbüchlein mit Dreifachgoldschnitt 322, II Seiten (vollständig) mit gestochenem Frontispiz Format 10,7 x 6,9 x 2,5 cm. Dieses Gebetbuch erschien erstmals 1797 bei Benzinger in Einsiedeln (vgl. VD18, 10688366) allerdings in Frakturschrift. Die Rollische Buchdruckerei ist nachweisbar von 1798-1802 Zustand: Deckel berieben, mit Abplatzungen, Seiten minimal gebräunt . Auf beiden Vorsatzblättern Besitzeinträge mit Bleistift von Kinderhand, datiert 1823) Lager 1

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        Recherches Expérimentales sur le Principe de la Communication Latérale du Mouvement dans les Fluides, appliqué à l'Explication de différens Phénomènes hydrauliques

      Two folding engraved plates. 88 pp. 8vo, cont. mottled calf (small stamp neatly erased from blank portion of title), sides ruled in gilt, flat spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: Houel & Ducros, 1797. First edition of this classic and extremely rare work in the history of hydraulics. In this book, Venturi (1746-1822), postulated what is now termed the "Venturi Principle," namely that in passing through converging pipes fluids under pressure gain speed and lose head, and vice versa for diverging pipes. The Venturi principle is now very widely adopted for metering flows in pipes, tunnels, and channels. Fine copy. ❧ Kent, W.G., An Appreciation of Two Great Workers in Hydraulics (London: 1912), stated that only two or three copies of this "most interesting volume" still exist. Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, pp. 339-40-"Venturi's classic and surprisingly rare work in experimental hydrodynamics, describing a series of experiments which he undertook in Italy, using Poleni's efflux apparatus." Rouse & Ince, History of Hydraulics, pp. 136-37.

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        The History of Pennsylvania, In North America

      Philadelphia: Zachariah Poulson Junior, 1797. First Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are in near fine condition in contemporary, full calf covered boards with red and black, gilt decorated labels on the spines. Both are octavos measuring 8 3/8" by 5" with very light wear and rubbing to the leather joints and to the tips of the boards to volume I. The same wear to the leather of volume II is present, but the upper 2" of the front joint is beginning to part. The hinges, joints and binding are otherwise tight and strong. The frontispiece portrait of William Penn is present, but the fold-out map frontispiece in volume II is missing. Volume I contains 508 pages of text and the errata. Volume II contains 373 pages of text followed by 132 pages of appendices and a 14 page index and the errata for volume II. Of particular interest is the fact that a gift inscription is present on the first (in Vol II) and second (Vol. I) free end pages of both volumes. These inscriptions read: "Peter Barker | to his valued | antient friend | Sarah Barney of | Nantucket " and dated "Philadelphia 11 mo. 22 1803" Beneath this date is another prior owner's name "James Barker". This Sarah Barney was quite likely the same Sarah Barney (1725-1808) of the Society of Friends who was well known as she was instrumental in promoting Quaker women's rights. Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce". (Howes, P-639; Sabin, 66223; Evans, 34421)

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        Apologie des Templiers et des francs-maçons

      à Meudon, de l'imprimerie de P. S. C. Demailly, 1797, pet. in 8°, de 273pp. 1f. de table, demi-veau bleu époque, dos lisse à filets dorés, dos très lég. frotté, sinon bon exemplaire. Ouvrage très rare. ¶ Dessubré Biblio. Templiers n°833 "origine des templiers et des francs-maçons, ancienneté de leur doctrine, crimes imputés aux francs-maçons, l'ordre des templiers existait depuis longtemps sous le nom de francs-maçons, mais qu'ils ne formèrent une secte religieuse qu'après les Croisades" (sic) - Caillet n°8720 - Pas dans Dorbon, ni Guaita - Wolfsieg 5150 - cat. CCFR seulemen,t 4 ex. en Europe (Suisse St Gall, Paris BNF, London British Libr., Univ. Munich) - Worldcat. aucun exemplaire aux Etats-Unis.

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        The Law-Dictionary: Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State, of the English Law, in theory and practice; defining and interpreting the terms or words of art; and comprising copious information, historical, political, and commercial, on the subjects of our law, trade, and government. [Two Volumes]

      London: Printed by Andrew Strahan, 1797. First Tomlins edition. Full polished calf ruled in blind, five raised bands, red morocco labels. Boards scuffed, Vol. I: inch high chip to spine head, front joint partially split; Vol. II: tear at spine head, front board detached, tears to rear board; occasional foxing but otherwise quite clean internally.. Unpaged. Originally compiled by Giles Jacob; and continued by him, and other editors, through ten editions: now greatly enlarged and improved, by many material corrections and additions, from the latest Statutes, Reports, and other Accurate Publications, by T. E. Tomlins, of the Inner Temple, Barrister at Law. ESTC T137457. Lowndes III: 1178.

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        A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis; containing a Detail of the Various Crimes and Misdemeanors.

      C. Dilly 1797 - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte - der Insecten [Insekten] Zweyter [2.] Theil.

      Augsburg, Engelbrechtsche Kunsthandlung 1797; EA; ca 17x11 cm; gest. Titelblatt mit Vignette, 2 Blatt, 424 Seiten mit 56 kolorierten Kupfertafeln; Ledereinband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild (Kapitale stärker bestoßen, Seiten und Tafeln teils geringfügig fleckig; sonst guter Zustand) Der Band enthält nur die Schmetterlinge und Falter. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Entomologie

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        Specimens of British Minerals, selected from the Cabinet of Philip Rashleigh [Part 1 & 2 bound in 1]

      Printed by W. Bulmer and Co.; sold by G. Nicol, London - Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Quarto. Cloth Hardback, . . Ex-Library book, with usual library treatments. 1797-1802. 56, 23 pp. 33 Plates, part 1. 12 Plates, part 2. 54 Plates. Hinges, intact. Textblock, sturdy. Pages, mainly clean with the odd handling smudge and water marks to edges of plates and intact. 3 Small insect damage to plate 21 and last page of part 2. Light foxing throughout. Bound in brown cloth. Gilt lettering to spine edge. Usual bumps and rubs to extremities, with remnants of a sticker to upper spine edge that has been removed. Some plate numbers have been handwritten and some missing due to library trimming plates to fix binding. Rebound in library binding, with new end- and free-endpapers and reference number gilt stamped to lower spine edge. 29.2 x 23.7 x 2.7 cm. 1.15kg. While we seek perfection, we are still human and occasionally make mistakes. Photographs available on request. Offered by the Rare & Collectable Books department of Better World Books UK, 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase supports literacy charities [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Constitution de la République Française

      1797. A Paris chez Garnery an sixieme 1797 - 1798. In-12 relié plein veau brun, dos lisse très orné de filets et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre rouge, triples filets d'encadrement dorés sur les plats, gardes de papier marbré, tranches rouges. 104 pages. Petit manque de cuir à la coiffe et en pied, coins un peu émoussés. Bon exemplaire.

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        Panegyrici veteres; cum notis et animadversionibus virorum eruditorum, maximam partem intergris, quibusdam selectis. Tom. II (nur) Erste/1./ Ausgabe in dieser Form.

      Trajecti ad Rhenum (Utrecht); Wild & I. Altheer., 1797. Seite 416-873; (Index: Seite 805-873) 4°, gebundene Ausgabe Unbe- und unaufgeschnittene Broschur in alten, zeitgenössischen, farbillustrierten Pappdeckeln. Texte in Latein, Nur der 2. Teil. Rücken fehlt, vorderer Pappdeckel lose. Innen jedoch gut und sauber. Kleiner Stempel auf Titelei. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Manuale agrario

      Bologna, 1797, 8vo legatura coeva in mezza pergamena con tassello al dorso, pp. 176 con 24 tabelle ripiegate in fine (I lavori campestri principali, Semi di piante campestri principali, Semi e piante ortive ne prati artificiali e da prati naturali, generi ad uso de bestiame, arbori ed arbusti fruttiferi ortivi e campestri, viti di uve pregevoli, Piante boschive ordinariamente spontanee, ecc. ecc.) Prima edizione. Presente in poche biblioteche regionali ed una sola copia a Roma, Lincei. Secondo Filippo Re il manuale  appunto indirizzato agli agricoltori pratici e "p fattori ed agrimensori dell'agro bolognese  molto importante".

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        Specimens of British Minerals, Selected from the Cabinet of... with general descriptions of each article.

      First edition, 2 volumes, 4to. 54 fine hand coloured aquatint plates in splendid condition. Uncut in contemporary marbled boards with plain paper spines and manuscript volume numbers, recently restored using the original materials. A handsome set. M.P. for Fowey for nearly 40 years, Rashleigh's collection "...remains unrivalled for its content of Cornish specimens. The upper zones of the rich Cornwall deposits were being exploited when Rashleigh formed the collection and he obtained a tremendous variety of unusual and rare minerals, many of them known only from this region and several only from his specimens. [This work] achieved his ambition to provide accurate coloured illustrations of minerals--the first successful attempt in Britain" (ODNB).

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        MEMORIE SULLA ELETTRICITA' ANIMALE di L.G. P. Prof. di Notomia nella Universitˆ di Bologna. Al celebre professore abate Lazzaro Spallanzani . Segue: ALCUNE ELETTRICHE ESPERIENZE DEL CITTADINO ALDINI al celebre La Cepede.

      Bologna, per le stampe del Sassi, 1797. - In 4¡ (cm. 23,5) 1 c.n.n. + pp. 105 (5) con 2 tavv. ripieg. incise in rame, che illustrano gli esperimenti sulle rane. Legatura moderna in Piena Pelle con titolo oro al dorso. Lievi fioriture a qualche carta, altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Rara prima edizione; manca ad Olschki, Choix ed al Graesse. - Rossetti e Cantoni, "Bibliografia italiana di elettricitˆ e magnetismo" pag. 45. AncorchŽ sostanzialmente falsa, la tesi del Galvani secondo cui l'elettricitˆ animale non fosse uguale all'elettricitˆ ordinaria, serv" al Volta per la sua invenzione della pila. Quanto allo scritto di Giovanni Aldini, nipote del Galvani e sostenitore delle tesi dello zio, vi si descrivono anche gli esperimenti condotti dall'autore sulla conduttivitˆ della fiamma. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maria Calabrò Studio Bibliografico]
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        De l'Aranéologie ou sur la découverte du rapport constant entre l'apparition ou la disparition, le travail ou le repos, le plus ou le moins d'étendue des toiles et des fils d'attaches des araignées des différentes espèces ; et les variations athmosphériques du beau temps à la pluie, du sec à l'humide, mais principalement du chaud au froid, et de la gelée à glace au véritable dégel.

      Paris, chez J.J. Fuchs, an V.-1797, in 8°, de 4ff.-164pp., cart. papier marbré moderne genre ancien, qq. lég. mouillures claires. Edition originale peu commune de ce curieux traité. Le chimiste renommé Quatremère-Disjonval (1754-1830) fut banni par Napoléon après la faillite de sa filature de coton. Exilé aux Pays-Bas il fut emprisonné à Utrecht pour ses idées et ses recherches bizarres. Durant son emprisonnement il étudia les moeurs des araignées. Ce fût grâce aux prédictions atmosphériques déduites du comportement des araignées que Quatremère-Disjonval annonça à Pichegru pendant l'hiver 1795 la venue d'une gelée terrible qui retint la flotte hollandaise prisonnière des glaces du Zuiderzee et permit ainsi aux armées françaises d'envahir sans coup férir les Provinces-Unies. C'est cette prédiction qui lui valut sa libération. ¶ Poggendorff II,548 - Martin-Walter 28394 - Quérard VIII-384.

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        OBSERVATIONS RELATIVE CHIEFLY TO THE NATURAL HISTORY, PICTURESQUE SCENERY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE WESTERN COUNTIES OF ENGLAND, made in the years 1794 & 1796, illustrated by a MINERALOGICAL MAP and sixteen Views In Aquatinta.

      Salisbury, printed and sold by J. Easton, 1797.. FIRST EDITION 1797, 2 VOLUMES. 8vo, approximately 215 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, folding mineralogical map, 16 oval plates in Aquatint, pages: xii,1-336, [iv], 1-216, [20] index errata and list of plates, last page blank, contemporary full tree calf, maroon and green gilt lettered labels, gilt decoration to spine, gilt decoration to edges of covers, marbled endpapers. Bindings rubbed, slight wear to head and tail of spine, labels chipped with loss, hinges beginning to crack but covers still holding, corners worn with board just showing at tips, pale brown offset from plates to text, all text legible, pale age-browning to map, occasional pale foxing and age-browning, occasional small brown spot, otherwise a good set with a very early mineralogical map. See: A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Library, Volume IV, page 80; William Upcott, Works Relating to English Topography, section xxxvii. William George Maton M.D. (1774–1835) was an English physician, a society doctor. He published on natural history and antiquarian topics. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Gaine's New York Pocket Almanack, for the Year 1797: Being the 1st after Leap-Year, and 21st of American Independence, 'till 4th July

      New York: H. Gaine, 1797. Believe to be rebound in original color flowered softcover wraps w/new endpapers ('1797' written on front wrap and inside front wrap states 'Feby 18th 1797'). Good condition only: wraps rubbed and lightly soiled; edges rubbed and worn; corners and spine ends chipped; water marks to inside rear wrap; prev. owner's name 'Cornelius Bogert' written on inside front wrap w/date; yellowing to edges of pages; dates handwritten on a few blank pages throughout; light spotting to side edge; light spotting to last page. Book was removed from the Benjamin DeForest Curtiss Collection in Watertown Library (Watertown, CT). Curtiss's bookplate is on inside front wrap and the Watertown Library label is on rear inside wrap. Includes "The Resignation of his Excellency George Washington, President of the United States, and his Address to the Citizens thereof, Sept. 17, 1796.". Soft Cover.

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        Vita e Fasti di Caterina II, Imperatrice ed autocratice di tutte le Russie.

      Agnelli and Zatta Lugano but Venice -99 1797 - Six volumes 8vo. Engraved portrait frontispiece, title with engr. vignette, VIII, 248 pp., with large folding plate after Novelli, folding genealogical table; engraved portrait frontispiece, title with engr. vignette, 299 pp., large folding map after Novelli; engraved portrait frontispiece, title with engr. vignette, IV, 240 pp., large folding engr. map; engraved portrait frontispiece, vignette title with engr. vignette, IV, 239 pp., large folding engr. map; engraved portrait frontispiece, title with engr. vignette, IV, 251 pp., large folding engr. map; engraved portrait frontispiece, title with engr. vignette, IV, LXXX, 172 pp., large folding engr. map in contemporary hand-colour - in all 6 portrait plates, 2 folding plates and 4 folding maps, all engraved by Zatta and others; some spotting and occasional marginal tears, pp. LVII - LX in vol 6 misbound, missing pp. I-IV (table of contents) in vol. 2. Contemporary green half sheep over marbled boards, labels with gilt lettering to spines; rubbed at extremities. Attractive example, in contemporary binding and with the map of Poland in contemporary colour. This lovely illustrated work is scarce as it is absent from most bibliographies and we could trace only one complete copy at auction in the last 35 years. The plates and maps, all strongly inked and in a fresh state, are the work of Antonio Zatta, one of the most famous Venetian publishers of maps and atlases. This illustration gives a panorama of the Russian Empire in the 18th century including; its landmark events (the founding of St. Petersburg by Peter the Great), its leaders (Catherine of course, but also Empress Anna, Pugachev, Potemkin and Paul Ist) and its territories and influences thanks to large maps showing the Empire and the newly conquered Crimea, but also Moldavia, and Poland together with a portrait of King Stanislas. The map of Poland is drawn from Rizzi Zanoni's 'Atlante Polacco'. Francesco Becattini, 'Apatistic Academic' also known as 'Remigio Puparez', was a Florentine politic, historian and economist. Not in Fekula. Melzi, Dizionario di opere anonime e pseudonime di scrittori italiani; Caldelari, Bibliografia luganese del Settecento, 1999. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Corpus Juris Civilis. Codicibus veteribus manusscriptis et optimis quibusque editionibus collatis. Recensuit Georgius Christianus Gebauer. Curavit Georgius Augustus Spangenberg. 2 Bände (komplett). Im Band 2 beigebunden: Autenticae Sev Novellae Constitutiones dn. Iustiniani sacratissimi principis. Greace et latine.accedit versio latina Ioannis Friederici Hombergk zu Vach. Curante Georgio Augusto Spangenberg.

      Göttingen, Johann Christian Dieterich, 1776/1797. - 4°. 33 x 26 cm. Band 1: Graphische Darstellung: Stammtafel, Titelblatt, 7 Blatt, 78 Seiten, 20 Blatt, 1144 Seiten, 5 Blatt. Band 2: Ttitelblatt, 20 Blatt, 680 Seiten. Titelblatt, 15 Blatt, 814, 48 Seiten. Neue Ganzlederbände im "Antikstil" mit jeweils 2 Messing/Lederschließen (eine Schließe abgerissen). Erste Ausgabe. Graesse, Tresor de livres rares et precieux, 3, 503. Besitzerstempel auf Innendeckeln, Vorsätzen, Titeln, und auf erster/letzter Seite. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition. New full leather in "antique style". Few owners marks. Nearly fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mappemonde ou Carte Réduite des parties connues du Globe

      Parigi 1797 - Grande carta geografica del globo inserita per la prima volta nel Voyage de la Pérouse autour du Monde pubblicato nel 1797, qui nella ristampa edita dal Depot de la Marine, databile all’inizio del diciannovesimo secolo. La carta raffigura le nuove scoperte nel Mare del Sud. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, restauri perfettamente eseguiti alla piega centrale, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Great world map, printed for the first time in the Pérouse autour du Monde, published in 1797; the present example is a reissue printed by Depot de la Marine, at the beginning of the Nineteenth century. The map depicts the new discoveries on the Southern Sea. Engraving, contemporary colour on the borders, perfectly executed repairs in the centrefold, otherwise in good condition. Dimensioni 960 605mm

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