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        The Literary Museum, or Monthly Magazine, for March 1797

      West-Chester [Pennsylvania]: Printed by Derrick & Sharples. 1797. First. First edition. One complete untrimmed monthly issue in the original printed wrappers. Octavo. [2], [115]-168pp., engraved frontispiece plate (portrait of the young Dauphin of France). Presentation copy from the archeologist and American pottery expert Edwin Atlee Barber (signed "Compliments of E.A. Barber" on the recto of the frontispiece). The folded gatherings are loose (only one original stitch remains), the wraps and frontispiece plate are detached with parts of the edges and corners torn away (not affecting the letterpress), good. A scarce loose issue of this literary miscellany from West Chester, Pennsylvania. Among the contributions to this number is an original poem: "A new Masonic Song," a report on Mr. Vaillant's (Francois Levaillant, a famous French naturalist) journey to the interior parts of Africa (first published in book form in 1790 as Voyage dans l'interieur de l'Afrique), and humorous essays, including: "Whimsical distresses of an attempt to make bread," by Christopher Cakeling, and one of Simon Sapling's (a British essayist) ingenious "Observations." Printed on the inside rear wrap is a lengthy description of the magazine's diverse contents and conditions of publication, including subscriptions received by "Mr. Mathew Carey" and other Philadelphia booksellers. OCLC locates only two copies of a bound volume of the six-issue set. Evans 32381. .

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        Gli Stati Uniti dell'America Delineati sulle ultime Osservazioni.

      Roma 1797 - - EDIZIONE ORIGINALE, COLORITURA COEVA - Importante e decorativa mappa in 6 fogli 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". Ogni foglio reca un separato cartiglio inciso, contenente il titolo della singola mappa; nella grande carta degli Stati Uniti è inserito, nell’angolo inferiore destro, il particolare del Newfoundland. 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. Dimensioni mm. 500x370 ogni lastra. 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. Bellissimo esemplare di questa non comune carta, in sei fogli separati. - 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. Six-sheet map of the United States from 'Nuovo atlante geografico universale', printed in Rome. Each sheet has a separate illustrated title cartouche; in the bottom right corner of the big United States map there is an inset of Newfoundland. 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

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        [WoO 68] XII Variazioni Per il Clavicembalo Sul Menuetto ballato dalla Sign.a. Venturini e Signor Chechi nel Ballo delle Nozze disturbate... No. 4. Pr: 40.Xr

      Bonna: N. Simrock [PN] 35, 1797. Second edition, first issue, published one year after the first. New Kinsky II, p. 167. Hoboken 3, 626 (later issue). The theme is from Jakob Haibel's ballet "Le nozze disturbate." One of the earliest Simrock publications.. Oblong folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 4-11, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Title printed within decorative border. Somewhat soiled; outer bifolium partly detached. Occasional markings in pencil.

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        Appendix. [Caption title.] [Correspondence concerning relations between the U.S. and France from Timothy Pickering, Secretary of State, and P.A. Adet, Minister Plenipotentiary of the French Republic in the United States, and others]

      Printed by W. Ross, near Congress-Hall, [Philadelphia 1797 - Collation: A-G4 [Nos. 1-5], A-B4 [pp.1-16], 2C-2D4 [nos. 17-23], 3A-3C4, 3D2 [nos. 24-29], 4A-4B4 [nos. 30-39], 5A-5M4, 5N2 [nos. 40-68], 6A-6D4 [nos. 69-85], 7A-7F4, 7G2 [nos. 86-107], 8A-8G4, 8H2 [nos. 108-119], 9A-9E4, 9F2 [nos. 120-130], 10A-10F4, 10G2 [nos. 131-149], 11A-11C4, 11D2 [nos. 150-163]. 238 leaves. Pp., [56], 16, [420]. Gatherings 2A, 2B, 2C, etc., signed A2, B2, C2, etc. 1 vols. 8vo. Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Republic. Compendium of 163 documents relating to the diplomatic correspondence between the United States and the French Republic in the years 1794-1796, concerning American neutrality. Published to accompany "A Message from the President of the United States of America, to Congress; relative to the French Republic; delivered January 19, 1797, witih [sic] the papers therein referred to." The present copy corresponds to the second unit of AAS Copy 1 (bound in 3 units)The front wrapper bears an ink inscription (in a secretarial hand), "For the Governor and Council of the State of New-Jersey, forwarded by Jonathan Dayton, Esquire".Jonathan Dayton (1760-1824), signer of the Constitution for New Jersey, was speaker of the House in the Fifth Congress. Evans 33049 Stitched. Drab wrappers, untrimmed. Textblock toned. Some splitting, edges rough, back wrapper perished Collation: A-G4 [Nos. 1-5], A-B4 [pp.1-16], 2C-2D4 [nos. 17-23], 3A-3C4, 3D2 [nos. 24-29], 4A-4B4 [nos. 30-39], 5A-5M4, 5N2 [nos. 40-68], 6A-6D4 [nos. 69-85], 7A-7F4, 7G2 [nos. 86-107], 8A-8G4, 8H2 [nos. 108-119], 9A-9E4, 9F2 [nos. 120-130], 10A-10F4, 10G2 [nos. 131-149], 11A-11C4, 11D2 [nos. 150-163]. 238 leaves. Pp., [56], 16, [420]. Gatherings 2A, 2B, 2C, etc., signed A2, B2, C2, etc. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Naval Gazetteer; or, Seaman's Complete Guide.

      Boston: W. Spotswood and J. Nancrede, 1797. (3)-xlvi, (1), 8-436; (3)-573, (3) pp. b/w folding charts. First American edition of this important early gazetteer, with folding maps - made by mapmakers in New York and Boston - of the northwest and northeast coasts of America, West Indies, South America, Africa and the South Pacific, as well as European and Asian seas. Text descriptions include physical characteristics but also navigating information for mariners, for thousands of locations, including recently discovered waters in North America and the Pacific. It contains, for example, the “Correct Chart of the Northwest Coast of North America from Bhering's Straits to Nootka Sound,” which was the first map of Alaska published in America, and of great importance to American fur and China traders. Maps show occasional foxing, but are generally in good or better condition. Sabin 44119. Evans 32415. Bound in contemporary full calf, rebacked with new labels

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        ASMUS omnia sua SECUM portans, oder Sämmtliche Werke des Wandsbecker Bothen.

      Hamburg, Beym Verfasser und in Commission bey Carl Ernst Bohn. (1774-1797). - 1.-6. Teil in 5 Bänden. XVI, 232 S.; X, 198 S.; VI, 264 S.; VIII, 224 S., 112 S.; VI, 1 Bl., 312 (recte 212) S. Teil 1 und 2 mit 1 gestochenen Tafel, 2 gestochenen Vignetten und 1 ganzseitigen Holzschnitt; Teil 3 mit 4 ganzseitigen Kupfern von J.R. Schellenberg und Daniel Chodowiecki, 1 gestochenen Vignette von Chodowiecki, 2 ganzseitigen Holzschnitten und einer Holzschnittvignette; Teil 4 mit 6 ganzseitigen Kupfern von Chodowiecki und 7 Holzschnittvignetten; Teil 5 mit 1 Kupfer von Chodowiecki. Uniform gebundene Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten roten und grünen Rückenschildern und floraler Rückenvergoldung. Goedeke IV/I,979,8. - Frühe Ausgabe. - Ohne den erst 1803 und 1812 erschienenen 7. und 8. Teil. Das Erscheinen der Ausgabe erstreckte sich über einen Zeitraum von 37 Jahre und mehrere Druckorte und Verleger. Die bibliographischen Angaben sind zum Teil widersprüchlich. In unserem Exemplar bei Teil 1/2: Beym Verfasser, und in Commission bey Carl Ernst Bohn in Hamburg, bei Teil 3: Beym Verfasser und in Commission bey Friedr. Perthes und Comp in Hamburg, bei Teil 4: Beym Verfasser und in Commission bey Carl Ernst Bohn in Hamburg, bei Teil 5: Beym Verfasser und in Commission bey Fr. Perthes in Hamburg (Anhang: In Commission bey Friedrich Perthes in Hamburg), bei Teil 6: Beym Verfasser und in Commission bey Friedr. Perthes in Hamburg. - Band 5 hier mit dem häufig fehlenden "Anhang zum 5ten Theil der sämmtlichen Werke des Wandsbecker Bothen. Sonst: Von und Mit dem ungenannten Verfasser der "Bemerkungen" über des H.D.C.R. u. G.S. Callisen Versuch den Werth der Aufklärung unserer Zeit betreffend". - Band 6 mit einem Blatt "Nachricht" zur Herausgabe des 6. Teils, das bei Borst nicht beschrieben ist. - Bis auf die letzten 2 Teile vollständiges Exemplar mit allen Bildern und Beilagen. Bis auf 4 oder 5 Blätter, die durch die Verwendung eines säurehaltigen Papierstreifens als Lesezeichen gebräunt sind, fleckenloses Exemplar auf starkem Büttenpapier. Die Einbände berieben und beschabt. Band 4 mit Fehlstelle am oberen Kapital. - Jeder Band mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk von "Caroline v.d.Lancken, geb. Brand v. Lindau" sowie auf dem hinteren Vorsatz mit einem Schenkungsvermerk von gleicher Hand aus dem Jahre 1842.

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        Buonapartes Feldzüge in Italien. Aus dem Französischen des Burgers P** [d.i. Pommereul, François René Jean de] General-Officers der französischen Armee [von Julius FREY].

      8. Gest. Titel m. Vignette, IV, 458 S. Mit Front. (Reiterbild Napoleons gest. v. [Johann August] Roßmäßler nach Carle Vernet), 1 Tafel (Portr. v. [Andre] Massena gest. v. W. Böhm) u. 1 mehrf. gef. Karte (gest. Endner) in Kupferstich. Halblederbd. d. Zeit auf 4 falschen Bünden m. Titel (auf mont. Papierschild) sowie kl. Fileten in Goldpräg. auf Rücken, Deckelbezügen aus Kleisterpapier und umseitigem Rotschnitt. Einband an den Kanten z. Tl. berieben, Namenszug v. alter Hd. auf Titel, im Text papierbedingt gebräunt u. tlw. wasserrandig. Fromm II, 4420 Kircheisen I, 2904. Zweite deutsche Übersetzung nach der 1797 erschienenen, französischen Originalausgabe Campagne du General Buonaparte en Italie, pendant les annees IVe et Ve de la Republique francaise. Bericht über Napoleons Feldzug in Italien (1796/1797) verfasst durch den französischen General u. Historiker Francois Rene Jean de Pommereul (1745-1823).

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        The Speeches of the Hon. Thomas Erskine, in the Court of King's Bench, June 28, 1797, before Right Hon. Lloyd Lord Kenyon, and a special jury, on the trial The King versus Thomas Williams, for publishing The Age of Reason, written by Thomas Paine.

      London, printed for J. Debrett, Piccadilly, MDCCXCVII. [1797]. Pamphlet 1797, 8vo, 210 x 130 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, pages: 23, [1] adverts to last page, marbled paper wrappers, title page and last page foxed, a few minor nicks to edges and occasional small fox spot, otherwise a good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Poems by the late Josias Lyndon Arnold, Esq. of St. Johnsbury Vermont formerly of Providence and a Tutor in Rhode Island College [Introduction by James Burrill Junior]

      Printed at?by Carter and Wilkinson, Providence 1797 - First edition. Lacking half-title. Pp. [iii]-xii, [13]-141. Ornaments and decorations. 1 vols. 12mo. Included "The Last Words of Shalum; -or the Dying Indian" by Philip Freneau and "On Hearing a Partridge Drum" by his father Dr. Jonathan Arnold, one of the founders of St. Johnsbury, VT. The editor, Burrill, was the Attorney General of Rhode Island at this time. Alden "Rhode Island" 1523; Evans 31753; Wegelin 7 Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, later paper label on spine. Extremities very rubbed, spine chipped, joints starting, some spotting, generally light, a few leaves soiled, else a very good copy Lacking half-title. Pp. [iii]-xii, [13]-141. Ornaments and decorations. 1 vols. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Naval Gazetteer; or, Seaman’s Complete Guide.

      Boston: W. Spotswood and J. Nancrede, 1797. (3)-xlvi, (1), 8-436; (3)-573, (3) pp. b/w folding charts. First American edition of this important early gazetteer, with folding maps - made by mapmakers in New York and Boston - of the northwest and northeast coasts of America, West Indies, South America, Africa and the South Pacific, as well as European and Asian seas. Text descriptions include physical characteristics but also navigating information for mariners, for thousands of locations, including recently discovered waters in North America and the Pacific. It contains, for example, the “Correct Chart of the Northwest Coast of North America from Bhering’s Straits to Nootka Sound,” which was the first map of Alaska published in America, and of great importance to American fur and China traders. Maps show occasional foxing, but are generally in good or better condition. Sabin 44119. Evans 32415. Bound in contemporary full calf, rebacked with new labels

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        Urians Nachricht von der neuen Aufklärung, nebst einigen andern Kleinigkeiten. Von dem Wandsbecker Bothen.

      Hamburg, Perthes 1797.. 24 S. Hübscher bibliophiler Pappband. 16 x 10 cm. Goed. IV/1, 981, 27 und V, 204 k; Kippenberg 1474; Meyer 519; Boas II, 87, XVIII. - Erste Ausgabe. - Die dezidierte Ablehnung der Französischen Revolution durch Claudius rief unter den norddeutschen Demokraten helle Empörung und zahlreiche Gegenschriften hervor. - In den "Kleinigkeiten" nimmt Claudius sehr heftig Bezug auf ein Xenion Schillers.

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        [WoO 68] XII Variazioni Per il Clavicembalo Sul Menuetto ballato dalla Sign.a. Venturini e Signor Chechi nel Ballo delle Nozze disturbate... No. 4. Pr: 40.Xr

      Bonna: N. Simrock [PN] 35, 1797. Second edition, first issue, published one year after the first. New Kinsky II, p. 167. Hoboken 3, 626 (later issue). The theme is from Jakob Haibel's ballet "Le nozze disturbate." One of the earliest Simrock publications.. Oblong folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 4-11, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Title printed within decorative border. Somewhat soiled; outer bifolium partly detached. Occasional markings in pencil.

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        The Complete Angler, or Contemplative Man's Recreation With the Lives of the Authors, and Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory

      London: Printed for F. and C. Rivington …, 1797. Seventh (titled Sixth) Hawkins edition. Illustrated with 3 plates of fishing tackle, 2 plates of music, 3 woodcuts in text. lxxvi, 264, xxxii, 112, [10] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Nineteenth-century polished tan calf, spine gilt, t.e.g. Rebacked, some minor rubbing. Bookplate. A handsome copy, very good overall. Seventh (titled Sixth) Hawkins edition. Illustrated with 3 plates of fishing tackle, 2 plates of music, 3 woodcuts in text. lxxvi, 264, xxxii, 112, [10] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. 1797 Walton. Re-issue of the 1792 edition with a new title page. Coigney 16

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        Encyclopaedia Britannica Dictionary of Arts,Sciences and Miscellaneous Literature

      Edinburgh,A.Bell and C.Macfarquhar, MDCCXCVII1797. 3. Aufl.,17 Bände + 2 Subelemente Band 3 fehlt gebundene Ausgabe 3. Aufl.,17 Bände +2 Subelemente, illustrated with five hundred and forty-two copperplates,Band 3 fehlt,Sehr schönes Exemplar,feste Blöcke,absolutes Sammlerstück 9 A ch

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        [K366, 489]. Idomeneo Rè di Creta Opera seria in trè Atti... Idomeneus König von Creta eine ernsthafte Oper in drey Aufzügen mit italienischem und deutschem Texte im Klavierauszuge von A. E. Müller. [Piano-vocal score]

      Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel [without PN], 1797. Second edition, published just one year after the first. Köchel 6 p. 372. Haberkamp p. 163. Hoboken 11, 110. Hirsch IV, 40. RISM M4190. The arranger of the piano-vocal score, August Eberhard Müller (1767-1817), served as Thomaskantor in Leipzig from 1801 to 1810 and as court Kapellmeister in Weimar thereafter. Overture and 32 numbers, including 2 ballets. Libretto by Gianbattista Varesco after Antoine Danchet's "Idomenée," German version by Andreas Schachtner (1780). Mozart's setting of Varesco's libretto (based on a French opera by Danchet and Campra) was first performed on January 29, 1781 at the Residenz Theater in Munich. "Having completed nine operatic works, Mozart, aged twenty-four, was commissioned to write an opera by the Elector Karl Theodor of Bavaria, formerly of Mannheim, who had moved to Munich in January 1778. He began work in Salzburg in October 1780 and moved to Munich in November to complete the work with the singers, several of whom he knew from Mannheim days. The opera was successful but there were no further performances in other houses and the amateur performance in Vienna took place five years later." Robbins Landon: The Mozart Companion, p. 248. "Idomeneo sprang from a specific tradition and far outstripped it. The happy auspices under which it was created brought forth from Mozart a work so demanding that it could hardly be performed elsewhere. Even the Mannheim-Munich forces were probably not ready for its boldness. "Magnificent," "expressive," "novel," "powerful," "and "strange," its first auditors called it, with the dominating impression certainly the last. For all but a few the profundities of this opera eroica were too deep. In the decade Mozart had left to live, it had already became a work dispossessed. This is perhaps one of the reasons why he loved it especially among all his works." Heartz: Mozart's Operas, p. 34. "There may not be here the delicate psychological detail that we find in Figaro and Cosi fan tutti, or the sublime naturalness and simplicity of Die Zauberflote -- these would both have been completely foreign to the general style of the opera -- but there is a monumental strength and a white heat of passion that we find in this early work of Mozart's and shall never find again. Idomeneo is the first and last 'opera seria' that represents the complete and mature Mozart." Dent: Mozart's Operas (2nd ed.), p. 45.. Oblong folio. Half dark brown morocco with marbled boards, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (title), 190 pp. Typeset. With text in Italian and German. Uniformly browned; slightly foxed; occasional small stains; some worming; one bifolium (pp. 149-152) loose and slightly soiled and frayed at outer edge; notation to final page slightly obscured at inner margin; occasional minor imperfections. An uncut copy (except for title leaf).

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        Report of the Lords' Committee of Secrecy

      1797. First Edition . (BANK OF ENGLAND) (PARLIAMENT). Report of the LordsÂ’ Committee of Secrecy. Ordered to be Printed 28th April 1797. BOUND WITH: Third Report of the Committee of Secrecy [of the House of Commons]. Ordered to be Printed 21st April 1797Â… [London]: no publisher, (1797). Folio, contemporary three-quarter calf, red morocco spine label, marbled boards. $2500.Scarce first edition of the results of the Secret CommitteeÂ’s investigation of the Bank of EnglandÂ’s bullion crisis, with folding tables of accounts, in contemporary binding.By 1797 EnglandÂ’s war with France had drained the gold reserves. The Government prohibited the Bank from paying its notes in gold; the House of Lords and the House of Commons both commissioned Secret Committees charged with examining and stating the total amount of outstanding demands on the Bank of England and the funds available for discharging these debts. The House of LordsÂ’ Secret CommitteeÂ’s report includes minutes of evidence and papers and accounts; the House of CommonsÂ’ Secret CommitteeÂ’s third report includes minutes of evidence and an appendix (the first and second reports, not present here, were only two pages long). Both reports include numerous tables of accounts, many folding.This banking crisis influenced a number of important 19th-century economic thinkers, perhaps most notably David Ricardo. “Ricardo was led to the study of money and banking and the mechanism of international payments by urgent questions of the day. He had witnessed the great currency upheavals connected with the wars and had seen the suspension of cash payments in 1797, the great depreciation of paper money, and the marked rise in prices which followed it. In The High Price of Bullion, published in 1809, he explained that these phenomena had been caused by an over-issue of paper money. HeÂ… proposed that the Bank of England should gradually reduce the amount of notes in circulation until the price of gold had been brought down to its previous levelÂ… the essence of RicardoÂ’s theory was accepted by the Bullion Committee, and subsequent banking legislation, particularly the resumption of cash payments in 1822, reflect strongly the Ricardian influence” (Roll, 173). Both reports include numerous tables of accounts, many folding. Kress B.3415. Goldsmiths 17009; 17007. Contemporary binding slightly worn, joints tender but cords sound. Text fine. Very good condition. Very scarce.

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        Declaratio infirmitatis fundamentorum operis Kantiani Critik der reinen Vernunft. Budae, typis regiae Universitatis Pestiensis, 1797.

      - Very rare first edition of an attack on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason by the Jesuit professor of physics and philosophy J.B. Horvath (1732-99), author also of some important scientific textbooks. Horvath taught at the University of Trnava (Nagyszombat) in modern-day Slovakia, which was then part of the Kingdom of Hungary. Adickes 1889. Worldcat locates only 6 copies worldwide: McGill, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, Indiana University, LMU München, Szeged University Library in Hungary. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo, [iv], 188 pp., contemporary half leather over marbled boards, quite rubbed and with wear to spine and edges, decorative endpapers and all edges red, old ownership inscription on front free endpaper, uniform light browning, overall a good copy of an extremely scarce book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Camilla: or, a Picture of Youth

      John Bull, Boston 1797 - First Boston Edition, one of three issued in 1797. with 3 pages of ads at the end of Volume III. 3 vols. 12mo. Evans 31744 Original mottled calf. Very attractive, some foixing with 3 pages of ads at the end of Volume III. 3 vols. 12mo First Boston Edition, one of three issued in 1797. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Della Vera Influenza Degli Astri Sulle Stagioni E Mutazioni Tempo Saggio Meteorologico

      Tommaso Bettinelli, Padua 1797 - 1/4 vellum over original plain boards, spine vellum cracked, dry and chipped. Old notes to pastedown, scattered light foxing, very clean overall. xvi, 236pp with 4 folding charts at the rear. Toaldo was a professor of Science and Mathematics at the University of Padua, instrumental in implementing Franklin's theories on electricity - he attempted to prove that weather was cyclical and controlled by atmospheric phenomena. At the rear he appends an Italian translation of the Greek poet Solensis Aratus's famous astronomical poem. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Science & Technology; Inventory No: 045247. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dam Amsterdam - vismarkt, Thomas Rowlandson.

      De vismarkt aan het Damrak, in de achtergrond stadhuis en waag.Ets en aquatint naar het ontwerp van Thomas Rowlandson, uitgegeven door Rudolph Ackermann in 1797. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. ZELDZAAM. Afm. 41 x 54 cmOp deze pittoreske voorstelling zien we in de voorgrond visboeren in een tiental boten druk met hun manden en netten. Een steiger loopt naar de eigenlijke vismarkt. Aan de overkant van het water liggen grotere boten aan het Damrak. Op de Dam staat nog de waag uit 1565, die door Lodewijk Napoleon in 1808 werd afgebroken, omdat het zijn uitzicht vanaf het tot zijn paleis herbestemde stadhuis, zou belemmeren.Gebouwen zijn tamelijk nauwkeurig weergegeven, de figuren losser, bijna karikaturaal, een genre waarmee Rowlandson (1756 -1827) beroemd zou worden. Maar tot het eind van de 18e eeuw maakte hij meer objectieve beschouwingen van het stadse en landelijke leven, vaak met glimlach.Op de plaats van de vismarkt staat sinds 1914 De Bijenkorf.Prijs: ?3.950,- (incl. 21% BTW, incl. lijst).

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        The barren fig-tree: Or, the doom and downfall of the fruitless professor: Showing that the day of grace may be past with him long before his life is ended. Also, the signs by which such miserable mortals may be known.

      A. Millar, W. Law, & R. Cater, 1797. The Pilgrim's Progress author expounds on the parable of the fig tree that bore no fruit. ESTC says that the London part of the imprint is false and that this edition was probably printed in York; it is a notably uncommon printing, with ESTC, WorldCat, and NUC Pre-1956 locating => only one U.S. institutional holding and only two in Britain. Provenance: Front pastedown with inked inscription of Sarah Ann Thompson of Darby, 1822. Later in the collections of the Pacific School of Religion.

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        Sancti Aurelii Augustini Hipponensis Episcopi Operum. Editio Tertia veneta.

      Ex Typographia Remondiniana, Bassano, 1797. 18 v. da 1000 a 2500 p. cad. con numerazione su due colonne, 4° (29 cm), carta francese coeva con titoli a china al dorso del titolo, del numero di volume e degli argomenti contenuti in ciascun volume. Ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo, cinque volumi presentano alcune gore non deturpanti alle prime carte, due volumi presentano limitate mancanze ai dorsi, il volume V presenta una macchia alle carte numerate romane che rapidamente si estingue alle prime arabe, che presenta alle prime 6 carte e alla brossura anche una limitata mancanza di testo. RARISSIMA EDIZIONE SETTECENTESCA (completa) DELLA OPERA OMNIA DI SANT'AGOSTINO. Il primo volume correttamente con la bibliografia presenta una data di dieci anni posteriore probabilmente per un errore tipografico.

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        Tvänne Resor från Ostindien till Americas nordvästra kust, åren 1786, 1788 och 1789...

      Stockholm: J.S. Ekmanson, 1797. Octavo; modern calf binding. Scarce: the first Swedish edition, translated by Samuel

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        Three Years Travels Throughout the Interior Parts of North-America, for More Then (sic) Five Thousand Miles, Containing an Account of the Great Lakes, and All the Lakes, Islands and Rivers... with a Description of the Birds, Beasts, Reptiles, Insects... and an Appendix Describing the Uncultivated Parts of America That Are the Most Proper for Forming Settlements.

      Boston: Printed by John Russell, for David West. 1797. Hardcover. xvi, 311pp. Full brown morocco ruled in black on the sides, spine with raised bands and black lettering, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Prominent Boston merchant Franklin W. Smith's copy. Binding by Terquem of Paris done expressly for renowned Los Angeles bookseller C. C. Parker. Toning to text block else a fine copy. Howes C-215. Sabin 11185. ; 12mo .

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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

      London: printed for Charles Dilly [et al.], 1797. Fourth edition, "revised, corrected and enlarged," 2 volumes, 8vo; [*]2 A4 a-p4 q2 B-3O4 3P2; [A]2 B-4G4; full contemporary tree calf recently rebacked, original red and black spine labels preserved; hinges reinforced, foxing throughout, else very good and sound. Alston V, 324; ESTC T91109; Kennedy 6320; Vancil, p. 221.

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        Kritische Sammlungen zur Geschichte der Deutschen in Siebenbürgen. 3 Teile in einem Band.

      Göttingen, Vandenhoek und Ruprecht, 1795-1797. - Erstausgabe. - „Erstes Stück. Urkunden"; „Zweites Stück. XII kritisch-historische Untersuchungen"; „Drittes Stück. Privilegium Andreae II vom J. 1224, mit einem Commentar". - Einband berieben u. etw. bestoßen. Vordere Rückenkante m. kl. Tintenfleck. Tlw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Petrik III, 311. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 8°. XIII (1), 162 S.; XII S., S. (163-)509 (1); XVI S., S. (511-)712, Ldr. d. Zt. m. Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Three Years Travels Throughout the Interior Parts of North-America, for More Then (sic) Five Thousand Miles, Containing an Account of the Great Lakes, and All the Lakes, Islands and Rivers. with a Description of the Birds, Beasts, Reptiles, Insects. and an Appendix Describing the Uncultivated Parts of America That Are the Most Proper for Forming Settlements.

      Printed by John Russell, for David West, Boston 1797 - xvi, 311pp. Full brown morocco ruled in black on the sides, spine with raised bands and black lettering, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Prominent Boston merchant Franklin W. Smith's copy. Binding by Terquem of Paris done expressly for renowned Los Angeles bookseller C. C. Parker. Toning to text block else a fine copy. Howes C-215. Sabin 11185. ; 12mo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Metaphysische Anfangsgründe der Tugendlehre (The Metaphysical Foundations of the Theory of Virtue).

      Friedrich Nicolovius, Konigsberg 1797 - TP + [III]-X = Vorrede + [1]-190 + [191] = Verbesserungen, Octavo. First Edition (Warda 176). The second, separately published, part of Kant's Die Metaphysik der Sitten (the first being Metaphysische Anfangsgründe der Rechtslehre [Metaphysical Foundations of the Theory of Rights]). Here without the series half-title that is found in some copies. Just as The Critique of Practical Reason is divided into two parts, so The Metaphysics of Morals has two major sections and purposes. The first deals with jurisprudence or the laws and constitutions of the state while the second addresses the issue of individual morals, the proper duties and responsibilities that each man has toward himself and then towards his fellows. As usual, Kant's project it to explain and defend his theories of what can be laid down a priori - here on the subject of human conduct. This is Kant's further consideration of human virtue which he had first presented in his Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals in 1785. In this small book, Kant places particular emphasis on treating humanity as an end in itself and makes significant distinctions between Rights (considered in the first part) and Virtue. He now explains that "virtue" is "the capacity and considered resolve to withstand a strong but unjust opponent.with respect to what opposes the moral dis-position within us". The "opponent" here is, of course, our own inclination to pursue happiness by fulfilling personal pleasures. What ultimately distinguishes virtue from rights is that only virtue can lead us to adopt a moral end (i.e., to make a free rational choice, in conformity with duty): the coercion made possible through the Right may constrain me "to perform actions that are directed as a means to an end, but I can never be constrained by others to have an end; only I myself can make something my end." Rights, therefore, relate to a "narrow" form of obligation focusing on particular actions, whereas virtue relates to "wide obligation" because the moral law "can prescribe only the maxim of actions, not the actions themselves".One of the last works published in his lifetime, this is a typical Kantian tour de force and a defense of his entire life's work. Contemporary mottled pasteboards (a bit worn and rounded on the corners) with a handwritten paper label on the spine (which has noticeably peeled as shown the photo at right). With the blue stamped former owner's name (Oswald Weigel) to the inside of the front cover and a contemporary three-line inked inscription to the top of the front fly leaf and a short stamped line of Hebrew letters lower on that same page. The interior and the text is lightly foxed but otherwise a charmingly unsophisticated copy of this book. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The barren fig-tree: Or, the doom and downfall of the fruitless professor: Showing that the day of grace may be past with him long before his life is ended. Also, the signs by which such miserable mortals may be known.

      London [i.e., York?]: A. Millar, W. Law, & R. Cater, 1797. 12mo (12 cm, 4.75"). 106 pp. The Pilgrim's Progress author expounds on the parable of the fig tree that bore no fruit. ESTC says that the London part of the imprint is false and that this edition was probably printed in York; it is a notably uncommon printing, with ESTC, WorldCat, and NUC Pre-1956 locating => only one U.S. institutional holding and only two in Britain.    Provenance: Front pastedown with inked inscription of Sarah Ann Thompson of Darby, 1822. Later in the collections of the Pacific School of Religion.         ESTC T58446. Contemporary sheep, framed in double blind fillets, rubbed and worn overall, with front board reattached using long-fibre method and hinge (inside) reinforced. Front pastedown with inscription as above and with light institutional rubber-stamp (properly deaccessioned); back pastedown with San Francisco bookseller's small ticket. Some corners bumped and two torn away (one instance touching pagination though not text). Pages age-toned with a few instances of light staining. => A scarce edition of this little book and a good copy of it.

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        Combats Navals Dediès à Monsieur le Marquis Dom Joseph de Silva Consul Gènèral...

      1797. Affascinante e rara incisione dal particolare schema compositivo raffigurante alcuni combattimenti navali tra cui la celebre battaglia di Genova, che vide scontrarsi le navi da guerra francesi dell'Ammiraglio Pierre Martin con quelle inglesi e napoletane comandate da William Hotman tra i cui comandanti vi era Horatio Nelson. Proprio la raffigurazione centrale si riferisce agli scontri avvenuti sulle acque difronte a Genova del 14 marzo 1795, quando Nelson condusse alcune navi inglesi ad attaccare le navi francesi Ca Ira e Censeur.Lo scontro si concluse con la vittoria degli Inglesi che riuscirono così a scongiurare il tentativo della flotta francese di occupare la Corsica, allora in mano inglese. Ottima conservazione, bella coloritura coeva all'acquerello.

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        [WoO 68] XII Variazioni Per il Clavicembalo Sul Menuetto ballato dalla Sign.a. Venturini e Signor Chechi nel Ballo delle Nozze disturbate... No. 4. Pr: 40.Xr:

      Bonna: N. Simrock [PN] 35, [1797]. Oblong folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 4-11, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Title printed within decorative border. Somewhat soiled; outer bifolium partly detached. Occasional markings in pencil. Second edition, first issue, published one year after the first. New Kinsky II, p. 167. Hoboken 3, 626 (later issue). The theme is from Jakob Haibel's ballet "Le nozze disturbate." One of the earliest Simrock publications.

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        CARTE DU GRAND OCEAN OU MER DU SUD.

      Paris: , 1797. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Very good condition. Faint waterstain along the left vertical fold. Very slight foxing, not affectong the image. Size: 68.5 x 49.5 cm. A splendid large chart of the Pacific Ocean, and of those countries that border it. Only coastal information is given. 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.

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