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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 Voyage of Nearchus From The Indus To The Euphrates, Collected From The Original Journal Preserved By Arrian, And Illustrated By Authorities Ancient And Modern.

      T. Cadell Jun. & W. Davies, London 1797 - xv, 530 pp., [2], steel engraved frontispiece + 6 engraved maps and charts of which 5 are folding, cover slightly rubbed with small chip to lower corner, marbled end papers, title gilt on morocco label, some browning & spotting, from Bath Public Library with usual blindstamps, label verso front cover. William Vincent was the Dean of Westminster. This major work by him is on the ancient geography. In 1797 he issued his commentary on Arrian’s "Voyage of Nearchus", which he terms "the first event of general importance to mankind in the history of navigation." Schneider, a later editor of Arrian, translated Vincent’s argument into Latin and subjoined them as a complete answer. "The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea" is a short work of uncertain date and unknown authorship’ "written in very difficult Greek. It is concerned with the coasts of the Red Sea and Indian Ocean and may be described as a combined trade directory and Admiralty Handbook, giving sailing directions and information about navigational hazards, harbours, imports, and exports. It is of great value for the study of the commerce of the Roman Empire and the early history of East Africa, South Arabia, and India". First edition. English translation of Arrian’s account of the navarch (the commander of a fleet in ancient Greece) Nearchus’s voyage from the Indus estuary to the Tigris in 325 B.C., in effect the Greek "discovery" of the Arabian Peninsula, as noted by the British Arabist Colonel S. B. Miles: "It was in the time of Alexander that the land of Oman was first seen by Europeans. His admiral, Nearchus, when passing up the Persian Gulf, sighted Cape Maceta or Cape Mussendom, and heard from the pilot of a great Omani emporium Alexander hearing his report, determined on sending an expedition to circumnavigate the Arabian Peninsula, but his early death in Babylon put an end to this and other schemes, and for nearly a hundred years no fresh light was thrown on the land" ("The Tribes and Countries of the Persian Gulf", p.8). Vincent states that his purpose "was not to translate Arrian, but to make him intelligible to an English reader, and to investigate a variety of subjects, historical, geographical and commercial" (author’s preface). Bibliographic reference: Howgego N10; Macro 2253; Wilson p. 237. Size: 4to. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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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        Médée Opera en III actes Paroles d'Hoffmann... Représenté sur le Théâtre de la Rue Faydeau le 23. Ventose L'An 5. 13 Mars 1797. vieux style. Propriété de l'Editeur... Prix... [Full score]

      Paris: Imbault [PN 687], 1797. First Edition of the full score of the original version of the work. Lesure p. 119. BUC p. 186. Hirsch II 134 (title illustrated on plate 7). Sonneck: Dramatic Music p. 32. RISM CC2028 I,359. Médée, an opéra comique to a libretto by François-Benoit Hoffman, was first performed at the Théâtre Feydeau in Paris on March 13, 1797. "Although it received critical approval, Médée enjoyed only a succès d'estime, disappearing after 20 performances. Paris did not see another production until the mid-20th century. However, the Germans were taken with the work, performing it on numerous occasions throughout the 19th century." "In its unmitigated horror, this opera has few equals. Its savage fury ties it closely to its Greek ancestry. Hoffman took one sentiment, revenge, and one action, murder, and expanded them into three hours of unrestrained emotion such as the French lyric stage had never seen. He provided excellent characterizations with which Cherubini could work, portraying the two principal characters in depth. Because of the spoken dialogue, Médée is classed as an opéra comique, although the first edition labels it simply opéra. There are no comic interludes, and most of the musical numbers are ensembles (nine, to three arias). In fact, the music of Médée gave way to mid-19th-century French and German grand opera, and not until Bizet's Carmen did it find a successor in style and form. As Brahms said: 'This Médée is the work we musicians recognize among ourselves as the highest peak of dramatic music.'" Stephen C. Willis in Grove Music Online.. Folio. Full modern brown cloth boards with titling gilt to spine and upper. 1f. (title), 388 pp. Engraved. In slipcase. Text in French. With fine large engraving to title by Tardieu after De Gotti of a scene from the third act of the opera entitled "Caches-Les!" Publisher's handstamps to lower margin of title. Price on title erased and replaced with "50 f" in brown ink in a contemporary hand; "Appartient à Bellev[...]" in brown ink in a contemporary hand to lower margin of title and first page. Occasional minor performance markings or annotations in German in pencil and red crayon. Previous owner's name to upper outer corner of front free endpaper. Slightly worn, browned, soiled, dampstained, and cockled; occasional light creasing and staining; guarded at inner margins; title slightly cropped, just affecting publisher's stamp; first signature partially detached; pp. 385-388 with minor repairs to upper margin affecting four measures of the first and second flute parts. An attractive copy overall.

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        Médée Opera en III actes Paroles d'Hoffmann... Représenté sur le Théâtre de la Rue Faydeau le 23. Ventose L'An 5. 13 Mars 1797. vieux style. Propriété de l'Editeur... Prix... [Full score].

      Paris: Imbault [PN 687], [1797]. Folio. Full modern brown cloth boards with titling gilt to spine and upper. 1f. (title), 388 pp. Engraved. In slipcase. Text in French. With fine large engraving to title by Tardieu after De Gotti of a scene from the third act of the opera entitled "Caches-Les!" Publisher's handstamps to lower margin of title. Price on title erased and replaced with "50 f" in brown ink in a contemporary hand; "Appartient à Bellev[...]" in brown ink in a contemporary hand to lower margin of title and first page. Occasional minor performance markings or annotations in German in pencil and red crayon. Previous owner's name to upper outer corner of front free endpaper. Slightly worn, browned, soiled, dampstained, and cockled; occasional light creasing and staining; guarded at inner margins; title slightly cropped, just affecting publisher's stamp; first signature partially detached; pp. 385-388 with minor repairs to upper margin affecting four measures of the first and second flute parts. An attractive copy overall. First Edition of the full score of the original version of the work. Lesure p. 119. BUC p. 186. Hirsch II 134 (title illustrated on plate 7). Sonneck: Dramatic Music p. 32. RISM CC2028 I,359. Médée, an opéra comique to a libretto by François-Benoit Hoffman, was first performed at the Théâtre Feydeau in Paris on March 13, 1797. "Although it received critical approval, Médée enjoyed only a succès d'estime, disappearing after 20 performances. Paris did not see another production until the mid-20th century. However, the Germans were taken with the work, performing it on numerous occasions throughout the 19th century." "In its unmitigated horror, this opera has few equals. Its savage fury ties it closely to its Greek ancestry. Hoffman took one sentiment, revenge, and one action, murder, and expanded them into three hours of unrestrained emotion such as the French lyric stage had never seen. He provided excellent characterizations with which Cherubini could work, portraying the two principal characters in depth. Because of the spoken dialogue, Médée is classed as an opéra comique, although the first edition labels it simply opéra. There are no comic interludes, and most of the musical numbers are ensembles (nine, to three arias). In fact, the music of Médée gave way to mid-19th-century French and German grand opera, and not until Bizet's Carmen did it find a successor in style and form. As Brahms said: 'This Médée is the work we musicians recognize among ourselves as the highest peak of dramatic music.'" Stephen C. Willis in Grove Music Online.

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

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

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        The Statistical Account of Scotland. Drawn up from the Communications of the ministers of the Different Parishes. Collection of five Volumes including Volumes 7 (1793), 8 (1793), 10 (1794), 11 (1794) and 19 (1797). Including the County of Fife, County of Ayr, Syno of Glasgow etc.

      Edinburgh, William Creech, 1793 - 1797. - Original Edition. 5 Volumes. Octavo. Collation: Volume 7: VI, 625 pages / Volume 8: (3), 650 pages / Volume 10: VIII, 637 pages / Volume 11: (4), 627 pages / Volume 19: VI, 631 pages. Illustrated with maps and illustrations ! Modern Hardcover (half cloth with marbled-paper covered boards. New endpapers. Excellent recent Masterbindings). Excellent condition of all five Volumes. Paper and illustrations in wonderful condition. Volume 7 includes for example: Stevenston/ Ardroffan/ Minnigaff/ Paifley/ Abbey of Ditto/ New Kilpatrick/ Westruther/ Walston/ Glenfheil/ Stow/ Port of Monteith/ Glasford/ Kilbirny/ Drummelzier/ Broughton/ Contin/ Irvine/ Kirkgunzeon/ Nigg/ Belhelvie/ Balmaclellan/ Lochmaben/ Urray/ Ratho/ East Monkland/ Lundie and Foulis/ Mouswald/ Cummertrees/ Ballingry/ Gladfmuir etc. _____________ Volume 8 includes for Example: Parishes of: Dornoch/ Eckford/ Gigha and Cara/ Ladykirk/ Douglas/ Tweedfmuir/ Kilmartin/ Auchtertoul/ Carluke/ Canifbay/ Newburgh/ Dundee/ Cromdale/ Tough/ Stirling/ Kelton/ Applegarth/ Beith/ Guthrie/ Glenorchy and Inifhail/ Criech/ Duffus/ Dumbarny/ Kilmalie/ Torryburn/ Ferry-Port-on-Craig/ Logie/ Cadder/ Muthil/ Moy and Dalaroffie/ Lefly/ Hawick/ Clatt/ Drymen/ Edenkeillie/ Moivaird and Strowan/ Kilbride in Arran/ Moonzie/ Symington/ Alloa etc. _____________ Volume 10 includes for example: Wick/ Dailly/ Kilcalmonell and Kilberry/ Kirklifton/ Kirktoun/ Tranent/ Edzell/ Aberfoyl/ Culrofs/ Morton/ Athelftaneford/ Kirkurd/ Botriphnie/ Breffay and Burray/ Leffuden or St. Bofwell's/ Newbattle/ Ruthwell/ Glendovan/ Cluny/ Salton/ Morven/ Lafwade/ Ancrum/ Clyne/ Saline/ Kilninver & Kilmilford/ Carnwath/ Harris/ Tiry/ Pennycuik/ Kirkconnell/ Lochbroom/ Kirkofwald/ Inverkeithing/ Campbelton/ Cortachy and Clova/ Kelfo/ Fala and Soutra/ Methven/ New Spynie etc. _____________ Volume 11 includes for example: Kirkcudbright/ Borgue/ Rerrick/ Urr/ Prefton-kirk/ Ecclefgreig or St. yrus/ Foulden/ Kilmore and Kilbride/ Garlley/ Kilwinning/ Comrie/ Forbes and Kearn/ Cameron/ Kilmaronock/ Airly/ Dunnottar/ Eccles/ Dunnet/ Wattin/ Kilchoman/ Kildalton/ Killarrow and Kilmeny/ Ednam/ Girthon/ Oxnam/ Rofemarkie/ Denino/ Fintry/ St. Mungo/ Cambray, or Cimbraes/ King-Edward/ Crimond/ Lochalfh/ Auchinleck/ Abernethy/ Glenbervie/ Keig/ Edderton/ Huntly/ Carnock/ Chapel of Garioch/ Inverkeithny/ Alves/ Wefterkird/ Newton/ Roberton/ Tulliallan/ Croy/ Lairg/ Callander/ _____________ Volume 19 includes for example: Halkirk/ Falkirk/ Roxburgh/ Aberdeen/ Alnefs/ Stornoway/ Barvas/ Lochs/ Uig/ Rhynie and Effie/ Aboyne and Glentanar/ Boyndie/ South Knapdale/ Kinclaven/ Bendothy/ Tannadice/ Rothiemay/ Orphir/ Kilmany/ Dunning/ Tundergarth/ Annan/ Tarbolton/ Longforgan/ Madderty/ Minto/ Collington/ Innerleithen/ Glenbucket/ Yetholm/ Auldearn/ Killean and Kilchenzie etc.

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        A Plan for the Conduct of Female Education, in Boarding Schools

      Derby: J. Drewry for J. Johnson, 1797. First edition of this plan for running a girls' boarding school by Enlightenment physician and philosopher Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles Darwin. While suggesting that young women remain "mild" in disposition and discouraging them from pursuing "great eminence" in any field, Darwin is notable for his gender-neutral promotion of the study of math, science, and ancient languages. Of particular value are his recommendations of useful books for teaching various subjects, such as "a compendious system of geography on cards, published by Mr. Newberry." Against convention, he regularly promotes books that "join amusement with instruction," including novels by "ingenious ladies" such as Fanny Burney and Charlotte Smith. Best known for his Botanic Garden (1791) and Zoonomia (1794-96), Erasmus Darwin anticipated some aspects of his more celebrated descendant's theory of evolution. The current work, while clearly influenced by the likes of Locke and Rousseau, builds upon the author's longstanding preoccupation with education as well, especially in relation to the sciences. The final leaf explains that the work was originally composed for the use of Susanna and Mary Parker in opening a boarding school in Derbyshire; Darwin does not mention that the two misses Parker were his own illegitimate daughters by the family governess. Miss Parker's School itself is advertised on the verso of the final leaf, noting the price of board for the year and the supplemental costs of tea, washing, and special subjects. A very good copy of an intriguing popular contribution to women's education in England. Quarto, contemporary three-quarter brown pigskin, marbled paper boards, raised bands single-ruled in gilt, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, all edges speckled red and black. Engraved frontispiece of the grounds of Miss Parker's School in Derbyshire. Eight-page catalogue of recommended reading, author's apology, and one page of ads at rear. Armorial bookplate of Jonathan Pytts. Bound without half-title, final two leaves mounted on stubs. Light edgewear and spotting to boards, top edge of text block dusty, final leaf soiled on verso.

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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,, Firenze, 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Der teutsche Obstgärtner. oder gemeinnütziges Magazin des Obstbaues in Teutschlands sämmtlichen Kreisen; verfasset von einigen Freunden der Obstcultur

      Weimar, Industrie Comptoir, 1794-1797. - Band 1,3-8. 20 cm. Bd.1, 3-6 Original Franzbände in Schafsleder (Hardcover). Bd 7 und 8 Original Halbleder (Schafsleder). Vollrotschnitt. 2 ggpr. Rs, teils stärker beschabt, bzw. Beschriftung abgeblättert. Noch gut. Franzbände am Rücken mehr oder weniger ausgetrocknet und teils oberflächlich gespalten, bei Band 3 etwa zur Hälfte ganz gebochen. Kapitale Bd 1,3 und 4 deutlich bestoßen bzw. beschädigtVorsatz und schwach die Titel mit Dunklungen duch den Lederbesatz. Bis auf drei wurden die beigehefteten kolorierten Kupfer sauber entfernt. Vorhanden die nicht-kolorierten, teils gefalteten Kupfer. Diese im kräftigen Druck. Seiten und Tafeln am Fuß teils etwas feuchtigkeitsfleckig. Buchblöcke teils gebrochen, Bd. 1 und 3 teils im Satzspiegel gedunkelt, ansonsten sauber. Insgesamt innen schöne Exemplare der seltenen Reihe. Jeder Band etwa 330 S. und jeweils ca. XL S. "Anzeiger des teutschen Obstgärtners sowie Inhaltsverzeichnis und Register. Im Band 1 auch das Register des zweiten Bandes. Je 2 Bände bilden einen Jahrgang. Insgesamt erschienen bis 1804 elf Jahrgänge. Jeder Band ist eingeteilt in vier Stücke à 2 Abtheilungen. Die 1. Abteilung ist jeweils der Charakteristik der (Obst)Bäume gewidmet (z.B. "Besondere Naturgeschichte der Geschlechter der Obstbäume") und der detaillierten Besprechung einzelner Sorten. Die 2. (eher praktische) Abt., "Vermischte Abhandlungen" beinhalten neben Korrespondenz, Buchbesprechungen usw. auch Aufsätze wie "Baumschul-Wesen", "Obst-Plantagenwesen" oder "Die Pomologie der Alten" (die sich mit dem Obstbau in der Antike beschäftigt) sowie konkrete Themen, wie Veredeln usw. Beiträge aller namhaften Pomologen der Zeit, auch Übersetzungen ausländischer Schriften (z.B. Schabol). Dochnahl 115. Noch 28 vorhandene Kupfer: Bd.1 (mit XLIV S. "Anzeiger"): 1 (gef.), 2 (gef.), 3 (gef.), 12 (gef.), 16 (gef.). Bd.3 (mit XII S. "Anzeiger"): 4 (gef.), 8, 12 (gef.), 16. Bd.4: 4, 5 (gef.), 13, 17. Bd.5: 4 (gef.), 8, 12, 16. Bd.6: 23 (gef.), 28. Bd.7: 14 (gef.), 18 (gef.). 22. Bd.8: 4 (gef.), 8, 15 (gef.), 19 (kol.), 20 (kol.), 21 (kol.). Im Vorsatz von Bd. 1 ist noch in neuerem Blei die Zahl von 139 zumeist kol. Stichen angegeben. Also sind die Bücher leider erst in neuerer Zeit einem "Fledderer" in die Hände gekommen. Die pomologische Bedeutung der Bände ist durch die fehlenden Obstdarstellungen nicht eingeschränkt. Zumindest Band 3 sollte wohl neu gebunden werden. Dochnahl 115. Enslin/Engelmann 233, 306. Nissen BBI 2358. - Kirchner I, 2999. Bitte beachten Sie, dass die angegebenen Versandkosten nur für Sendungen bis zu einem Gesamtgewicht von 1 Kg gelten. Bei schwereren Sendungen betragen die Versandkosten innerhalb Deutschands € 5,00. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Turchia Asiatica delineata 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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        An Historical and Geographical Account of Algiers; comprehrnding A Novel and Interesting Detail of Events relative to The American Captives

      Hogan & M'elroy, Philadelphia 1797 - First edition. 12mo. on original full tree calf spine lined in gilt and with red leather, gilt lettered spine label. (2) blanks, lacking the folding frontispiece, xi (with errata on verso of p. xi), 304 pp. (6, subscriber's list), (1, adverts). (2, blanks). Howes S966, Sabin 91534. About very good, firm in its binding and with some rounding and wear at the extremities, contemporary ownershjip signature on second front blank and again on each of the two rear blanks. There also is an old ownership name stamp at the center of the title page. A history of Algiers, its inhabitants, culture, etc, but the first four chapters are concerned with military matters with chapter IV dealing with the depredations of pirates from Algiers and Tripoli on American commerce, including the capture of 11 United States ships and enslavement of their crews. The frontispiece folding plate is usually absent , possibly due to the fact it depicts the torture method of bastinating. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia.

      London, T. Bensley for J. Edwards, Cadell and Davies, and J. White, 1797. 2 volumes. Folio (405 x 315mm). pp. (8), xvi, (1), 1-98; pp. (4), 99-208, (6, index), with 104 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary maroon straight-grained morocco, richly gilt decorated sides, richly gilt spines with gilt lettering, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges. First edition, later issue, of this beautifully illustrated treatise on the Lepidoptera and associated flora of the American South. It is the first work devoted to American lepidoptera. The text is in English as well as in French. John Abbot, born in London in 1751, became a professional natural history collector and illustrator, supplying specimens and paintings to many of the famous cabinets in Great Britain. He emigrated to Virginia in 1773, and later settled in Georgia, where he took part in the Revolution. Although he executed several thousand watercolour drawings of the American flora and fauna, this is his only published work. It was prepared by James Smith, president of the Linnaean Society, who verified the species and added his own notes. In his preface he remarks how this is the first treatise on the entomology of North America. In preparing Abbot's notes and checking identifications, he had recourse to several collections containing specimens and illustrations supplied by Abbot, including that of Sir Joseph Banks. The plates are some of the finest ever made of butterflies and moths, and are notable for including all the stages of metamorphosis, along with the food plants of the species. They were engraved by J. Harris from Abbot's original drawings. Most copies of this work are of the early 19th century issue, with watermarks as late as 1822. Our copy has some watermarks dated 1794, 1820 and 1822. A splendidly bound copy in mint condition with the book plate of Albert Edgar Lownes, (1899-1979), famous American book collector. Dunthorne 287; Great flower books 76; Nissen ZBI, 2.

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        THEORIE DES FONCTIONS ANALYTIQUES, CONTENANT LES PRINCIPES DU CALCUL DIFFERENTIEL, DEGAGES DE TOUTE CONSIDERATION D'INFINIMENT PETITS OU D'EVANOUISSANS, DE LIMITES OU DE FLUXIONS ET REDUITS A L'ANALYSE ALGEBRIQUE DES QUANTITÉS FINIES.

      De L'Imprimerie De La République, An V. Very Good with no dust jacket. [1797]. Hardcover. vii, 277 pages; Theory of analytic functions containing the principles of the differential calculus, freed from all consideration of the infinitely small...limits or fluxions, and reduced to the algebraic analysis of finite quantities. New methods to determine the roots of numerical equations and single or double definite integrals Nice modern binding 3/4 blue calf over marbled boards. Title page with small archival tape repair to 1" internal loss away from printing and writing. Bottom edge of last page similarly reinforced. Lagrange's points of view couldn't be totally neglected. Completed by convergence considerations, it dominated the study of the functions of a complex variable throughout the nineteenth century ' (DSB). (Riccardi I (2) , 3; Norman 1258). Attractive sound copy with bright French language text. First printing. ; 0 .

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        Remarks on the Arabian Night's Entertainments; in Which the Origin of Sindbad's Voyages and Other Oriental Fictions, is Particularly Considered

      London: Printed for T. Cadell, Junoir, and W. Davies, 1797. Collation, iv,258pp, 1pp errata. Bound in full calf. Professionally rebacked, retaining the original boards, raised bands, leather title label. Boards rubbed on edges, with minor wear loss on corners. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, early inscription on endpaper, title page lightly dust or dirt marked. Pages in good condition throughout. A very nice copy, in a good solid attarctive binding. A70. First Edition. Full Calf. Very Good Plus. 8vo.

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        Versuche zu sehen. Erster Theil - Zweiter Theil.

      Benjamin Gottlob Hoffmann, Hamburg 1797 - 1797-1800. 399, 496 S. 2 Bände. Halblederbände der Zeit mit etwas Rückenvergoldung. Einbände etwas berieben und bestoßen; die beiden Rückenschilder von Band 2 fehlen (da sich die Rückenschildprägung auf den Rücken durchgeprägt hat, ist der Rückentitel aber noch lesbar); das marmorierte Bezugspapier der Deckel stärker beschabt bzw. abgegriffen; Lederecken mit kleinen Bezugsfehlstellen; hinterer Deckel von Band 1 am Fuß mit kleiner Lederbezugsfehlstelle durch Wurmfraß; Vorderdeckel von Band 2 mit 2 kleinen Tintenflecken; Vorsätze leimschattig und stockfleckig; Vordervorsatz beider Bände mit 2 Eckausschnitten (entfernte Beitzvermerke); hinterer Innendeckelbezug (Spiegel) und hinterer Vorsatz von Band 2 mit winziger Fehlstelle (Wurmfraß) in der oberen Ecke; Textseiten teils gering stockfleckig und manchmal leicht fingerfleckig; letzte Blätter von Band 2 mit winziger Knickspur in der oberen Ecke; jeweils 2 Vorbesitzerstempel auf dem Titel. Vor allem vor dem Hintergrund der Auswüchse ("Schreckensherrschaft") der Französischen Revolution zu sehende historisch-politisch-philosophische Erörterungen - keine reaktionäre Polemik, sondern eher vernunftbetonte Kritik im Sinne der Spätaufklärung. Jonas Ludwig von Hess (1756-1823); dt. Arzt, Schriftsteller, Topograph, Journalist, Philosoph und Politiker. Holzmann-Boh. IV, 9739. 1100 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Borftellung der Stadt Genua in Italien,

      Basilea 1797 - Sconosciuta e rarissima veduta della città edita a Basilea e tratta dal "Der Hinckende Bott" stampato da Gebrüdern von Mechel. Incisione in rame, in perfette condizioni. Dimensioni 280 155mm

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        An Enquiry concerning Political Justice, and its Influence on Morals and Happiness. The Second Edition, Corrected. In two volumes. [Together with:] The Enquirer. Reflections on Education, Manners, and Literature. In a series of Essays.

      London: Printed for C. G. and J. Robinson, 1796 & 1797 - 2 works in 3 volumes, octavo (210 x 128 mm). Early 19th-century diced calf backed marbled boards, spines gilt in compartements with titles direct, sun tools and King "K" insignia gilt, green silk bookmarkers. Spines somewhat sunned, light rubbing to extremities and some scuffs and marks to sides, otherwise an extraordinarily fresh and sound set in excellent condition. With the half-titles in each volume. First octavo edition of Political Justice, second overall and revised by the author, together with the first edition of The Enquirer, the set from the library of William King, 8th Baron King, 1st Earl of Lovelace, 1st Viscount Ockham (1805-1893), with the King "K" insignia to the spines, his ownership inscription ("Ockham King") to the title page of the Enquirer, and his hand corrections to the title page of Political Justice, so that it reads: "An Enquiry concerning Political + Jacobinical Justice, and its influence on Morals and Misery by Citizen William Godwin". The front free endpaper in each volume has the ink library stamp of Ben Damph Forest, King's sporting lodge. King is most notable for being the husband of Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the poet Lord Byron and the first ever computer programmer, who worked closely with Charles Babbage. The front free endpaper and first blank of The Enquirer each bear a sketched pencil portrait of a woman most likely in the family, though it is unlikely to be Ada. First published in 1793, in two large quarto volumes, Political Justice was of the most radical and far-reaching books of the years of revolution at the end of the 18th century, by the founder of philosophical anarchism. Published just weeks after the execution of Louis XVI, Godwin's tract attacks all restraints on the exercise of individual judgement – in the belief that human opinions will become progressively more enlightened with the growth of knowledge. Among Godwin's targets were established religion and marriage, and he believed that government itself would ultimately become redundant. The book still speaks today for its eloquent defence of human liberty, but its contemporary influence was profound and lasting, coming quickly to represent the "Jacobinical" (as King has scoffingly put it) thrust of the Age of Revolutions. Godwin, for all his lack of worldly success, was the epicentre of English radicalism. He subsequently married the most discussed, admired, criticized, and mythologized feminist intellectual in history, Mary Wollstonecraft; inspired and infuriated Percy Bysshe Shelley, who bankrolled him then eloped with his daughter Mary, future author of Frankenstein; and published, among many others, Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare and works illustrated by William Blake. As a text Political Justice had one hugely influential if contrary result: it directly inspired Malthus to formulate his Essay on Population. The second edition as here was revised by the Godwin, with some of the most extreme ideas modulated. It is here smartly bound together for King with the first edition of The Enquirer (by which Malthus was also influenced), a collection of essays published in the following year in which Godwin continued to explore and qualify the ideas of Political Justice, and as such an appropriate addition. PMM 243 (the first edition); Rothschild 1016.

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        Kitab al-Mazamir. Kitab Ta’ammulat Ruhiyya li Ayam al Usbu’. [Livre des Psaumes].

      St. John the Baptist at Dair al-Shuwair, Dayr Mar Yuhanna, Shuwair, Lebanon 1797 - 366 pp. + [18], Arabic Text throughout within ruled borders, period blind embossed morocco, decoration, cover edges slightly worn, occasional yellowing, speckled edges, small tear at top margin of back endpaper, Ex Libris and Book Plates from the libraries of Abbot Boyer and the Congregation of the "Oblat de Marie-Immaculée", small ink stamp on last page, copy otherwise in very good condition. The 7th edition of the second book printed at the press of the Monastery of St. John the Baptist at Dair al-Shuwair, established by ‘Abdallah Zakhir circa 1734. The first book printed there was published in 1734. The author of this work was a priest residing in Aleppo. This edition is not listed in Nasrallah’s or in Schnurrer. Camille Aboussouan - who had collected twenty-one impressions from the al-Shuwair printing - only had the 15th edition of these Psalms, printed in 1899. "In 1733 in al-Shuwair, a town in the Lebanese mountains, a printing press was set up with the support of the Jesuits in the Greek Catholic monastery of Saint John the Baptist, which was the real "pilot workshop" of indigenous Arab typography. This was the main workplace of Abdallah az-Zahir (d. 1748), a Syrian Catholic who had left Aleppo because of differences with Atanasiyus ad-Dabbas and the Byzantine Orthodox Church and found refuge, together with other brothers of the faith, in al-Shuwair. The typographic style of the monastic printing press bears the unmistakable hallmark of az-Zahir. Instructed in the goldsmith’s art by his father, he later taught himself additional arts such as engraving, painting and woodcarving. Using these skills, he drafted elements of book design, often evidently inspired by European originals. But az-Zahir’s indisputably greatest contribution was that he supplied the Shuwair workshop with his own Arabic types and thereby gave the monastery its really valuable asset". (Dagmar Glass and Geoffrey Roper, ‘The printing of Arabic books in the Arab world’ in Middle Eastern Languages and the Print Revolution, Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, 2002, pp. 179–180) Bibliographic references: Nasrallah, 38; Luis Sheikho, 40-41; Silvestre de Sacy, 1842, I, n° 1346 and pages 412-414. Size: 8vo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De’ Prodigj avvenuti in molte sagre immagini specialmente di Maria Santissima secondo gli autentici Processi compilati in Roma. Memorie estratte e ragionate... con breve ragguaglio di altri simili Prodigj comprovati nelle Curie Vescovili dello Stato Pontificio

      dalle Stampe di Zempel presso Vincenzo Poggio(li), 1797. 8vo (cm. 17,6), LXIV-293(1) pp. con 26 immagini (cm. 5x6,5) all’inizio di ciascun paragrafo. Legatura ‘800 in mz. pergamena con angoli, ricchi fregi e titolo oro su tassello in pelle rossa al dorso. Due piccole fenditure al piatto anteriore, alcune minime abrasioni alla carta dei piatti e un percorso di tarlo al margine interno delle ultime 20 pp. Nel complesso, ottimo esemplare. Edizione originale. Opera rara. Rossetti, n. 6603.

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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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        Les Amours De Psyche et De Cupidon Suives D'adonis, Poeme Par Jean De La Fontaine

      Louvre P. Didot l'ainé, Paris 1797 - 4to. 335 pp. aeg. c.p. 5 pls after Gerard, occasional waterstaining on margins, otherwise only light browning, good plus in contemporary straight grained red morocco gilt, rebacked with original spine relaid, but with replacement of decorative pastedowns and feps, good. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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