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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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        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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        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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        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

      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

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

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

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        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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        Läsning i blandade ämnen. N:o 1-50. Första-femte årgången.

      - Stockholm, H. A. resp. A. J. Nordström, 1797-1801. 8:o. (4),+ 102; (2),+ 182; (2),+ 107; (2),+ 157,+ (1); (2),+ 176,+ (4); (4),+ 138,+ (2); (2),+ 205,+ (1) s.+ utvikbar tryckt tabell; (2),+ 188 + (1); (2),+ 190; (2),+ 89,+ (4); (4),+ 135,+ (1); (2),+ 116,+ (1); (2),+ 157; (2),+ 120; (2),+ 151,+ (11) s.+ utvikbar grav. karta; (2),+ 215 s.+ utvikbar tryckt tabell; (2),+ 131,+ (5); (4),+ 207; (2),+ 183,+ (1) s.+ utvikbar tryckt tabell; (2),+ 218; (6),+ 144; (6),+ 449,+ (1) s.+ 2 utvikbara tryckta tabeller,+ 3 utvikbara grav. planscher. Enstaka småfläckar, sista bladet i del 17 något löst, en av planscherna fläckig. Något nötta uniforma samtida hfrbd, guldornerade ryggar och röda titeletiketter. 10 volymer. Första och andra volymen med liten skada på övre kapitäl. De tre sista banden aningen senare. Samtliga volymer med ett äldre blindpressat exlibris, med det svenska riksvapnet, med en medeltida kämpa på vardera sidan, under en banderoll med runor. Lundstedt 330b. Samtliga nummer i första upplagan. Komplett svit av Georg Adlersparre viktiga ekonomisk tidskrift. Den föregicks av hans "Läsning för landtmän", som utkom 1795-96. Innehållet är en blandning av vitterhet, lanthushållning, ekonomi, juridik, filosofi och politik. Bland medarbetarna återfanns Adlerbeth, Franzén, Gyllenborg, Järta, Oxenstierna och Leopold. Här trycktes även texter av och om Kant, Gibbon, De Lolme och Adam Smith. Kartan hör till en presentation av Rutger Macklean och hans omdaningsarbeten på Svaneholm.

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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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        Document Signed to General François Joseph LEFEBVRE (Pierre, 1757-1816, Marshal of the French Empire, 1804, 1st Duke of Castiglione, 1808)

      1797 - (1755-1820, Marshal of the Empire, 1804, 1st Duke of Dantzig, 1808), "Commander in Chief of the Left Wing of the Regiments" of the Army of Germany, in French with translation, forwarding "a request [not present] from Citizen Levêque, former Commissioner of Wars, and a letter from General Jacobé-Trigny" (Augustin Jean-Baptiste,1751-1814, General of Brigade, 1795), "who recommends him. I need your advice in order to make up my mind about this Citizen, whom you must know better than I", and ending "Friendly regards", with an autograph footnote "Find out about the other citizen mentioned", at the head is a fine engraving (unsigned) of Marianne on a column bearing "French Republic. Constitution of the Year 3", (which set up the Directory, 1795-1799), below her are an officer drawing his sword and a female warrior holding a flag "The Victorious Armies", the attractive background includes an encampment, a flag "Vanquish or Die", a field gun, and cavalry galloping to cross a bridge, with Augereau's name as commanding the Army of Germany, 1 side tall folio, Offenburg, Baden, 26th Brumaire Year 6, 16th November Written during the uneasy peace that ended the struggle between France and the First Coalition (1792-1797). The Austrians had retreated from the Netherlands, and while in 1796 they had been victorious on the Rhine, Bonaparte in Italy had triumphed and had dictated terms at Campo Formio near Udine (18th October 1797). Augereau received his title from the battle of Castiglione, 5th August 1796, 6 miles south of Lake Garda. Bonaparte sent him to carry the enemy standards back to the Directory, and his popularity rivalled Bonaparte's. A staunch republican at heart, he helped drive out the moderates in the coup of 4th September 1797, and was then sent to command the united army of Germany. However, peace ensued and he began to resent his treatment by the Directory, and the present letter shows his wariness in dealing with any Commissioner of Wars they sent. As a republican he opposed the coup that ended the Directory, but afterwards threw in his lot with Bonaparte and received his marshal's baton in 1804. Lefebvre took part in all the important battles of the North, between 1793 and1799, and was the first republican general to cross the Rhine (Neuwied, 18th April 1797). In September 1797 he took over the Army of the Sambre-et-Meuse, but it was very soon merged with that of the Rhin-et-Moselle to form the Army of Germany under Augereau. The arrangement (and, we must suppose, the engraving in the present document) was short lived, for in mid-December the army was split into the Army of the Rhine under Augereau, and the Army of Mainz. Later, as military governor of Paris, during the coup of 18th Brumaire (19th November 1799) that ended the Directory, it was Lefebvre who protected Lucien Bonaparte in the chamber and drove out the deputies.

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        A Sketch of the Ancient and Present State of Sherwood Forest, in the County of Nottingham. Nottingham: Printed by S. Tupman, 1799. First edition, 30pp., without the final errata leaf, 4 folding engraved plates. [Bound with:] ----. Description of an Ancient Medallion in the Possession of H. Rooke. Nottingham: Printed by Samuuel Tupman, 1800. First edition, 7, [1]pp., one engraved plate illustrating both sides of the ancient brass medallion of St. Paul found in 1775 by workmen near Newstead Priory. [Bound with:] ----. A Description of the Great Oak in Salcey Forest, in the County of Northampton. Illustrated by Two Views.

      Nottingham: Printed by S. Tupman 1797 - First edition, 8pp., engraved plate of the great oak. 3 works bound in one, front-free endpaper loose, cont. half calf, marbled boards, rubbed, joints cracked, upper cover holding. Hayman Rooke (1723-1806) After a modest military career, in which he achieved the rank of major, Hayman Rooke retired to Mansfield Woodhouse in Nottinghamshire and turned himself into an antiquary. He is particularly associated with Roman finds around Mansfield Woodhouse, but he was a pioneer archaeologist within the county of Nottinghamshire. Despite having no formal training, he was well versed in a range of archaeological fields, and a frequent contributor to the journal Archaeologia between 1776 and 1796. As well as the Romans he wrote about medieval churches and local great estates such as Welbeck, Bolsover, Haddon Hall and Thoresby. The Major Oak is named in his honour and in recognition of his writings and love of Sherwood Forest. (wikipedia). Dobin, 494 & 7. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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