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        Von den Vorschritten und dem Nutzen des Studiums der Mineralogie, besonders in Rücksicht aus den Bergbau, in einer öffentlichen Versammlung der churfürstl. baierischen Akademie der Wissenschaften an...den 28 März abgelesen

      52 pp. Small 4to, orig. fine sheep, arms of the Elector of Bavaria, Maximilian I, on upper cover, gilt border round sides, spine gilt, a.e.g. Munich: J. Lindauer, 1797. First edition and a very pretty copy from the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria. Schuetz (1771-1807), who was born in Freiberg, was a mining overseer at Schneeberg. In this work, he provides a history, with considerable bibliographical detail, of the study of mineralogy. Fine and fresh copy. ? Hoover 734. Schuh, Mineralogy & Crystallography: A Biobibliography, 1469 to 1920, 4374-"Very scarce.".

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        Théorie de la Terre...Seconde Édition, corrigée, et augmentée d'une Minéralogie

      Finely engraved frontis. port. of the author & eight folding engraved plates. Five vols. 8vo, fine cont. mottled calf (a few minor defects), flat spines gilt, red morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: Maradan, 1797. Second edition, corrected, and enlarged. This edition expands the sections on mineralogy and petrology from two volumes to four. First published in 1795, this is the author's chief work, which enjoyed considerable popularity among his contemporaries; it was founded for the most part on Werner's teachings. "Taking a broad cosmogonical view of creation, Lamétherie regarded the major features of the earth as the result of the combined action of crystallization, moving water, and shifts in the planetary-motion characteristics of the earth."-D.S.B., VII, p. 604. La Métherie (1743-1817), was chief editor of the famous Journal de Physique from 1785 until the year of his death. He wrote a number of important works on mineralogy and was a friend to many of the leading scientists of his time, especially Cuvier. A lovely set. ? Schuh, Mineralogy & Crystallography: A Biobibliography, 1469 to 1920, 1318-"Very scarce." Zittel, pp. 77-78.

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        Voyage de La Pérouse autour du Monde... rédigé par M.L.A. Milet-Mureau

      Paris: Imprimerie de la Republique, 1797. The world map lightly browned and a few others in the atlas slightly tanned; a few spots but generally in very good condition.. Four volumes, quarto, and folio atlas, with a portrait, 69 maps and plates (21 folding) in the atlas; the text in fine condition on bluish-tinted paper, completely uncut in modern French period-style blue mottled boards with double labels; the atlas in old French quarter calf over original dark green mottled boards. First edition of one of the finest narratives of maritime exploration ever published. This is an unusually clean and attractive set of this great book, with particularly generous margins. In January 1788, two and a half years after their departure from France, La Pérouse's ships sailed into Botany Bay just hours after the settlers under Governor Phillip began the move from Botany Bay to Port Jackson. After their subsequent departure from the Australian east coast they "vanished trackless into blue immensity" (Carlyle); no further trace would be found of the expedition for three decades. La Pérouse's habit of forwarding records whenever he had an opportunity to do so ensured their survival. The first portion of the expedition's records had been forwarded by sea from Macao; the second (Macao to Kamchatka) went overland with de Lesseps, and the final reports went back with British despatches from Botany Bay, the British extending what was then a normal courtesy between the exploring nations. It was from these records that Milet-Mureau, the editor, established the official narrative of the expedition for its publication in this form.It has been remarked that the friendship between the two nations grew in proportion to their distance from home. Certainly the English attitude to La Pérouse seemed natural to Watkin Tench: "during their stay in the port the officers of the two nations had frequent opportunities of testifying their mutual regard by visits and other interchanges of friendship and esteem;" and La Pérouse endeared himself particularly "by the feeling manner in which he always mentioned the name and talents of Captain Cook."As Glyn Williams has characterised it, the French voyage was 'A deliberate réplique française or counter-stroke to Cook's voyages… a follow-up to Cook's third voyage, [with] its instructions a running commentary on what Cook had discovered and left undiscovered…'.Philip Gidley King noted in his journal that the French explorer "informed me that every place where he has touched or been near, he found all the astronomical and nautical works of Captain Cook to be very exact and true, and concluded by saying, 'Enfin, Monsieur Cook a tant fait qu'il ne m'a rien laissé à faire que d'admirer ses oeuvres' ["Captain Cook has done so much that he has left me with nothing to do but admire his achievements'].A voyage despatched in the fullest spirit of the Enlightenment, under the direct orders of the monarch himself, it was intended to complete discoveries and satisfy many different curiosities. La Pérouse was specifically instructed to study climates, native peoples, plants and animals, to collect specimens and artefacts and to observe the activities of other European powers. The official instructions included the requirement that he should 'act with great gentleness and humanity towards the different people whom he will visit'.The timing was remarkable: coincident at its close with the Australian First Fleet, La Pérouse left France in 1785 and never knew of the French Revolution; and while Marie Antoinette chose Cook's voyages to read the night before her death, Louis XVI is said to have repeated on his way to the scaffold the question that he had been asking for months: ''Is there any news of M. de La Pérouse? 'The narrative published here and in subsequent editions and translations covers the progress of the voyage from the departure of the two vessels from Brest in 1785. On their way to the northwest coast of America they stopped in Chile, Easter Island and Hawaii, where they were the first Europeans to land on Maui. During 1786 La Pérouse followed the American coast from their landfall near Mount St Elias in Alaska to southern California, exploring and mapping the coast and making particularly significant visits to Lituya Bay where they transacted with the Tlingit tribe (as dramatised two centuries later by Carl Sagan in Cosmos), the outer islands of British Columbia, San Francisco and Monterey. The first non-Spanish visitor to California since Francis Drake, the French explorer took close note of Spanish activity in the pueblos and missions.The expedition sailed on, visiting Macau, Manila, Korea, the Pacific coast of Russia, Japan, and Samoa and exploring the central Pacific, but their main instructions were to make for Australian waters to check on English activity in the region. On 24 January 1788 they reached Botany Bay.The folio Atlas contains the wonderful series of views chiefly after the original drawings by the chief official artist, Gaspard Duché de Vancy, that had been sent back to France with the various despatches; many of these were recently exhibited at the Musée de la Marine in Paris. Strikingly interpreted as engravings and printed here in rich dark impressions they were, as Christina Ionescu (Book Illustration in the Long Eighteenth Century) has noted, like the engravings in the huge Napoleonic Déscription de l'Egypte, continuing a tradition of "large and extravagant productions" at a time when more commercial publishers were generally downsizing the illustrative content of publications.The Atlas also includes magnificent maps of Russian Asia, Japan, California and the Pacific Northwest Coast with important new data for the then imperfectly known Asiatic side of the Pacific.

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        Authentic Account of an Embassy. to China

      1797 - STAUNTON, George Leonard. An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China". Taken Chiefly from the Papers of His Excellency the Earl of Macartney. London: W. Bulmer for C. Nicol, 1797. Three volumes altogether. Quarto, contemporary full polished brown calf gilt neatly rebacked and recornered, raised bands, black morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers and edges; Elephant folio atlas (17-1/2 by 23-1/2 inches), period-style half polished brown calf, raised bands, black morocco spine labels. $27,000.First edition of this splendidly detailed description of 18th-century China, with engraved frontispiece portraits of the Emperor Tchien Lung and Lord Macartney, a wonderful full-page engraving of the Camellia and 25 additional in-text engravings, together with the Atlas plate volume containing nine large folding charts""among the earliest accurate charts of the interior of China""and 35 folio engravings by William Alexander. A beautiful copy in splendid calf-gilt.The exceptional two quarto volumes and elephant folio Atlas of George Staunton's Account of the British Embassy to China offer a rich "account of the first British embassy to China, under Lord Macartney. Great Britain was anxious to establish formal diplomatic relations with China and thus opened the way for unimpeded trade relations, but centuries of Chinese reserve and self-sufficiency presented a formidable obstacle to the embassy, and the Chinese emperor effectually resisted Lord Macartney's arguments and gifts. The visit of the British embassy nonetheless resulted in this remarkable account of Chinese manners and customs at the close of the 18th century, which was prepared at government expense". Staunton, a friend of Dr. Samuel Johnson and Edmund Burke, was a medical doctor who had lived for many years in Grenada. He was the secretary to Lord Macartney in both India and China, and undertood diplomatic missions to Warren Hastings and to Tipu Sahib at Seringapatem" (Hill 1628). "Apart from its Chinese importance, [Staunton's Account] is of considerable interest owing to the descriptions of the various places en route which were visited, including Madeira, Teneriff, Rio de Janeiro, St. Helena, Tristan d'Acunha, Amsterdam Island, Java, Sumatra, [and] Cochin-China" (Cox I, 344). This important work contains some of the earliest accurate charts of the interior of China and provides many invaluable geographical and cultural observations. The full-page folio engravings, including two of the Great Wall of China, were made after drawings by William Alexander, who accompanied the embassy as junior draughtsman. "This work was remarkably successful. About 15 editions issued in seven European countries and the U.S. from 1797 to 1832" (Lust, 545). This copy is complete, with order of in-text engravings in Volume I occasionally differing from that in "List of Engravings," as issued. Hill 1628. Cordier, 2381-83. Lust, 545. Early owner signatures. Light penciled marginalia to one leaf (Vol. II:23).Text and plates fresh, light expert reinforcement, minor restoration to corners of several Atlas leaves without affecting images. A splendid copy in near-fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Alsbach, 8. VIII. 1797.

      1797. 2 SS. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Eben erhalte ich einen Brief von Herrn Wachsmuth aus Berlin, der mir die Wahl des gesuchten musikalischen Subjekts für die Fr. Gräfin von Brügl kund macht, und diese ist denn noch auf mich gefallen. Es werden mir anschl. Bedingungen vorgeschlagen, und da ich ohnedies mehr zur Annahme dieser, als zu jener von Ihnen mir gütigst vorgeschlagenen Stelle, geneigt war, so habe ich also auch schon an die Fr. Gräfin selbst geschrieben, und ihr meinen Entschluß, die Stelle bei ihr anzutreten bekannt gemacht. Ich hoffe, dass sich zu jener Organistenstelle mehrere Kompetenten finden werden, die vielleicht eben das, und wohl noch mehr leisten können, als ich [...]".

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        Georgia Speculation Unveiled; In Two Numbers

      Hartford: Printed by Elisha Babcock, 1797. First Edition. Wraps. Good. 8vo. 39 pages. Stitched wraps with title page 1. Untrimmed. Light to moderate scattered toning and brown spots. Old clear tape repair and small hole on title page (no loss of text). Remnants of outer wrap on front joint. Dull green strip of linen tape on rear blank joint. The author's statement on the verso of the title page reads, "This pamphlet is an actual, though not a literal answer to the "State of Facts" published by the Georgia Companies (see Howes G 126). It contains the outlines of the present state of Georgia business, and a brief sketch of the arguments on both sides, with such Commentaries as the compass of the work would allow. The general tenor of it, especially that part which treats of the Chancery powers of our Courts, will be found applicable to the cases of all, who have suffered by any kind of Land Speculation." Howes B 471; Evans 31830; DeRenne 278; Sabin 5593. From Wikipedia; The Yazoo land scandal, Yazoo fraud, Yazoo land fraud, or Yazoo land controversy was a massive, real estate fraud perpetrated, in the mid-1790s, by Georgia governor George Mathews[1] and the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia politicians sold large tracts of territory in the Yazoo lands, in what are now portions of the present-day states of Alabama and Mississippi, to political insiders at very low prices in 1794. Although, the law enabling the sales was overturned by reformers the following year, its ability to do so was challenged in the courts, eventually reaching the US Supreme Court. In the landmark decision in Fletcher v. Peck (1810), the Court ruled that the contracts were binding and the state could not retroactively invalidate the earlier land sales. It was one of the first times the Supreme Court had overturned a state law, and it justified many claims for those lands. Some of the lands sold by the state in 1794 had been shortly thereafter resold to innocent third parties, greatly complicating the litigation. In 1802, because of the ongoing controversy, Georgia ceded all of its claims[2] to lands west of its modern border, to the U.S. government, in exchange for which the government paid cash and assumed the legal liabilities. Claims involving the land purchases were not fully resolved until legislation passed in 1814 established a claims-resolution fund. The Yazoo land fraud is often conflated with the Pine Barrens speculation, another land scandal which took place in east Georgia at about the same time. In this case, the state's high-ranking officials were making multiple gifts of land grants for the same parcels, resulting in the issuance of grants totaling much more land than was available in the state of Georgia.

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        TO HIS EXCELLENCY THOMAS MIFFLIN ESQUIRE, GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA. THE PETITION OF JOHN HYTON OF STRASBURG TOWNSHIP IN THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER. HUMBLY SHEWETH... YOUR PETITIONER'S WIFE HATH BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF HORSE STEALING AND SENTENCED TO ONE MONTHS IMPRISONMENT AND TO PAY A FINE OF SIXTY DOLLARS FOR THE USE OF THE STATE. THAT YOUR PETITIONER IS VERY POOR AND IN DISTRESSING CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNABLE TO PAY THE SAID FINE, HAVING ALSO THREE SMALL CHILDREN WHO DEPEND UPON YOUR PETITIONERS DAILY LABOUR FOR THEIR SCANTY SUBSISTENCE. YOUR PETITIONER THEREFORE HUMBLY PRAYS THAT YOUR EXCELLENCY TAKING HIS DEPLORABLE SITUATION INTO CONSIDERATION MAY BE PLEASED TO REMIT THE SAID FINE...

      [Lancaster, PA:. 1797]. [1], [2 blanks], [1- docket, with Governor Mifflin's signature approving the petition]. Manuscript petition, written in ink on a single page, with the names and signatures of ten townspeople endorsing the petition. One leaf. Old folds with a few short splits but Very Good. Elizabeth Hyton was convicted of horse stealing "on the last Monday of February Anno Domini 1797." Governor Mifflin pardoned her on March 27, 1797, when her one-month jail sentence expired. Fortunately for Elizabeth and her impoverished family, Pennsylvania did not consider horse theft a capital crime, unlike some States. In 1786 Pennsylvania became the first State to adopt discretionary terms of hard labor and imprisonment for felony offenses, and to delegate to judges rather than juries the authority to determine the sentence. "The frequency with which felons were pardoned may be surprising to those familiar with modern clemency practices. Pardon and benefit of clergy were alternative and ameliorative features of what was otherwise a horribly draconian penal system." King, 'The Origins of Felony Jury Sentencing in the U.S.' 78 Chicago-Kent Law Review No. 3, pages 937, 949 [2003] [noting the dramatic rise in pardons for horse-stealing in 18th century Virginia, when it was rendered a capital crime].

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        Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliothèque de feu Chrétien-Guillaume Lamoignon-Malesherbes

      disposé par Jean-Luc Nyon… Engraved medallion port. of the collector on title. 32, [468] pp. 8vo, modern half-calf & paste-paper boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: J.L. Nyon l'aîné, 1797. The sale catalogue of the vast library, especially rich in natural history, formed by one of the outstanding figures of 18th-century France. Lamoignon-Malesherbes (1721-94), born into one of the great legal families, was the son of Guillaume de Lamoignon, Chancellor of France, who entrusted his son with the control of the press which he exercised in the most liberal manner: Grimm asserted that without his assistance the Encyclopédie would probably never have been published. Malesherbes was an influential spokesman for freedom of the press, religious toleration, and tax reform. Having been twice minister of the "Maison du Roi," he retired to his country seat, but in 1792 volunteered to defend Louis XVI before the Convention. Accused of having defended the king and of other "acts of treason," Malesherbes was guillotined, after being forced to witness the execution of his entire family. This sale of 7413 lots reflect Malesherbes's intense interest in agronomy, botany, and natural history in general. Fine copy. Although the title page and last leaf promise an author's index, this was never published. From the library of A.R.A. Hobson with bookplate. ? D.S.B., IX, pp. 53-55. Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Books Auctions…1643-1830, 369. Guigard, II, pp. 281-82. Peignot, p. 111-"Il présente des collections considérable d'histoire naturelle et de voyages." Taylor, Book Catalogues, pp. 249-50-"A collection important for natural history.".

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM CHARLES COTESWORTH PINCKNEY TO FULWAR SKIPWITH, RELAYING INFORMATION FROM THE EMPEROR OF RUSSIA RELATIVE TO AMERICAN SHIPPING].

      Amsterdam. March 6, 1797. - [1]p. plus integral address leaf. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old folds. Small loss from wax seal, repaired; affecting a few words of marginal postscript. Some light soiling and foxing. About very good. In a folio-sized brown half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney - signer of the Constitution, Founding Father, twice presidential candidate, and President General of the Society of Cincinnati - writes to the U.S. Consul General in France, Fulwar Skipwith, concerning orders he has received from the Russian emperor regarding the shipping of French liquors to Russia. Skipwith served as Consul General for several years and was integral in negotiating the Louisiana Purchase. Pinckney writes from the Netherlands where he awaits further orders from the U.S. government after being expelled from France, where he was serving as U.S. Minister. The French, highly displeased with the results of Jay's Treaty which the U.S. made with Britain, threatened to imprison Pinckney and evicted him from the country. Pinckney writes: "Sir, I have just received authentic information of the enclosed orders of the Emperor of Russia relative to the importation of the wines & brandies of France in neutral vessels into his territories. As these orders may prove of considerable importance to such of our fellow citizens in France as are concerned in shipping, you will be pleased to communicate them to our consuls, vice consuls & consular agents in that Republic, that our countrymen may be made acquainted with them." Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (1745-1825) was a South Carolina politician and army officer who rose to the rank of brigadier general in the American Revolution. After the war he set about rebuilding his plantations and fortunes. Elected to the Constitutional Convention in 1787, he signed the U.S. Constitution (as did his cousin, Charles Pinckney), and worked to have the document ratified by his state. Though he turned down several government appointments to pursue his personal affairs, Pinckney did accept a position as Minister to France, which he held only briefly, arriving in December 1796 and leaving in January 1797. Expelled by an indignant French government, angry over the Jay Treaty, Pinckney returned to Paris in September 1797 with Elbridge Gerry and John Marshall to negotiate. He left in April 1798, outraged that the French had tried to extort bribes from the commission. He ran twice as a Federalist candidate for president, in 1804 and 1808, but was elected neither time. From 1805 until his death in 1825 he was President- General of the Society of Cincinnati. A good letter from this Founding Father, concerning diplomatic affairs in France. This letter sold for $475 at Sotheby's in 1978.

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        Bamberg. - Gesamtansicht. - "Bamberg".

      Löbau Carl Friedrich Völkel ab 1797 - Historische Ortsansicht. Kupferstich, 1797. Von Georg Hisler. 18,7 x 29,7 cm (Darstellung ) / 19,8 x 33 cm (Blatt). Aus: Sächsischer Postillion (Löbau: Carl Friedrich Völkel ab 1797). - Oberhalb der Stadtansicht, links und rechts des Porträts Erläuterungen 1-24. - Blick auf die Stadt Bamberg mit den zahlreichen Kirchen und Klöstern. Mittig oberhalb der Stadtansicht Porträt Leopolds I. - Blatt beschnitten, leicht gebräunt und fleckig. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Georg Hisler

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        Buffon's Natural History. Containing A Theory Of The Earth, A General History Of Man, Of The Brute Creation, And Of Vegetables, Minerals, &c.&c 10 volumes.

      London: Printed For The Proprietor, And Sold By H.D.Symonds 1797-1807. 3300 pages aprox. pp. 73 engraved plates containing 219 mostly handcoloured figures. Size of books 12x19,5 cm. Bound in contemporary full polished calf with Rich golddecoration on spines and black titellabels with goldprint. 3 titellabels missing. With some wear and beginning tears between boards and spine on some volumes, but still a good copy, generall clean. 16111101

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        Aventuras de Gil Blas de Santillana robadas a España, y adoptadas en Francia

      Imprenta de la Viuda e Hijo de Marin, Madrid 1797 - 7 volúmenes en 6 tomos, tomo VI y VII en un mismo tomo. Plena piel en buen estado, formato 4º. Los cuatro primeros volúmenes contienen el verdadero Gil Blas de Santillana, los tomos V, VI y VII de Continuación o Adicción. I: 16 h. 335 pág. 6 láminas; II: 283 pág. 5 láminas; III: 287 pág. 4 láminas; IV:328 pág. 5 láminas ; V: 344 páginas, 5 láminas; VI: 212 pág. 4 láminas; VII: 188 pág. 4 láminas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abruzzo Ulteriore Regione del Regno di Napoli

      1797. Carta geografica, in prima edizione, dell'Abruzzo Ulteriore di Giovanni Antonio Magini, stampata nel 1797 come foglio sinongolo, versione precedente di quella pubblicata dal figlio Fabio nell'atlante "L'Italia" edito a Bologna nel 1620. Questa carta non riporta il grosso cartiglio in basso a destra a differenza di quella pubblicata dal figlio Fabio mm 345x458

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        Annali politico - ecclesiastici n. I ( - XXVI). POI: Annali ecclesiastici. N. I ( - XXV ).

      Stamperia Gesiniana (poi Olzati) 1797-98, Genova - In 8, pp. 208; 124. Cart. coeva. Rara testa di serie di questa rivista giacobino giansenista che venne pubblicata dal 17 giugno 1797 al 7 dicembre 1799. La nostra raccolta si ferma al 23 giugno 1798. Prosecuzione ideale degli Annali ecclesiastici del Vescovo Ricci, pubblicati a Firenze, furiono per tutto il primo periodo della repubblica ligure, l'organo di quella parte del clero che aderendo alle idee rivoluzionarie si oppose alla chiesa di Roma. Sino al febbraio del 1798 il foglio fu firmato da Giuseppe Poggi, ardente giansenista che passo' rapidamente al libero pensiero. A quel punto la firma in calce al giornale la mise Degola utilizzando il monogramma C.S.E.D.G. Piu' volte molte voci si alzarono contro gli eccessi di questo foglio che spesso sprono' il governo a perseguitare quella parte del clero non favorevole alla rivoluzione. Chiuso nel dicembre del '99 a causa della situazione contingente, il Degola tento' in seguito di far proseguire il suo ministero pubblicando altri fogli che, pero', ebbero vita assai breve proprio a causa dell'intervento del governo che intendeva favorire una diffusa riconciliazione a fronte dello scontro. Colletti, La chiesa durante la repubblica ligure, pp. 22 segg. ITA

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        Teilansicht von Rom. Radierung.

       In der Platte signiert und bezeichnet. 10,9 x 13,9 cm.Malerische Ansicht mit Kollosseum, Tempio del Sole, Tempio della Pace und der Kirche Santa Francesca Romana. - Kuhbeil hielt sich von 1797-99 in Florenz und Rom auf. Der Maler und Radierer schuf überwiegend italienische Landschaftsdarstellungen. - Provenienz: König Friedrich August II. von Sachsen (Lugt 971). - Selten. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Rom, Italien, Kuhbeil, Radierungen, Rome, Italy

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        Notizie varie dell’Imperio della China e di qualche altro paese adiacente, con la vita di Confucio il Gran Savi della China, e un saggio della sua Morale, All’Illustriss. Sig. Marchese Clemente Vitelli. Maestro di Camera del Sereniss. Granduca di Toscana.

      Giuseppe Manni,, In Firenze nel Garbo, 1797 - In 12 (14,4×8,4 cm); XV, (1), 185, (3) pp. Legatura novecentesca in cartoncino rigido foderato con carta a motivi in nero e giallo. Xilografia al frontespizio. Una lieve alone di sporco alla seconda carta, ininfluente, una leggerissimo alone, praticamente invisibile nella zona centrale della seconda parte del volume, del tutto ininfluente. Una piccolissima mancanza all’angolo basso esterno dell’ultima carta e nel complesso esemplare in buone condizioni di conservazione. Testatine, finalini ed iniziali xilografiche. Marca tipografica xilografica a pagina VIII e all’ultima pagina. Prima, assai rara edizione, di questa monografia di interesse cinese solitamente attribuita al grande scienziato, letterato e diplomatico romano, Lorenzo Magalotti (Roma, 13 dicembre 1637 – Firenze, 2 marzo 1712). L’edizione, curata da I. Carlieri, uscì in forma anonima per la prima volta nel 1797 per i torchi di Giuseppe Manni. Sembra che una prima versione, ridotta e con presenti numerose inesattezze ed errori, fosse apparsa in "Relations de divers voyages curieux" una raccolta di relazioni a cura di M. Thévenot a Parigi nel 1672. Quello che si sa per certo è che l’opera venne stampata per la prima volta in forma singola, corretta e definitiva nel 1697. L’opera nasce da un incontro avuto nel gennaio 1666 da Magallotti, insieme a C.R. Dati, con il gesuita austriaco J. Grueber. Durante questo incontro il gesuita che aveva vissuto a lungo a Pechino raccontò le sue esperienze di viaggio e le conoscenze che aveva sviluppato sugli usi e costumi cinesi. "Ne risulta un resoconto sempre in bilico tra scrupolo documentario ed evocazione fantasiosa, molto efficace dal punto di vista espressivo". Opera assai rara da reperirsi. Bibl. rif.: Razzolini-Bacchi della Lega p. 214 "Assai raro"; Melzi, Anonimi, I°, p. 246.

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        CAMILLA: OR, A PICTURE OF YOUTH. In Three Volumes.

      Boston:Manning & Loring, 1797. First Edition Thus. hard cover. Very Good/No jacket. 328; 353; 342pp. + [3]pp. publishers advertisements. Full contemporary calf. A few preliminary leaves lightly foxed, otherwise an excellent, tight, clean set of the first American edition of Fanny Burney's thrid novel.

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        Buffon'S Natural History. Containing a Theory of the Earth, a General History of Man, of the Brute Creation, and of Vegetables, Minerals.,1797

      1797. English Text. London, H. D. Symonds, 1797; 10 voll., hardback, pp. 3300, cm 12,5x20. (Barr'S Buffon). english Barr'S Buffon. hardback

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        Storia di Genzano con note e documenti

      Stamperia Salomoni, Roma 1797 - Legatura 800 in mz. tela con fili, fregi e titolo oro al ds. Ottimo esemplare. Edizione originale, molto rara. Il nome dell Autore si ricava dalla Dedicatoria. 4to (cm, 23,8), 4 cc.nn., 174 pp., 1 c.nn. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PASIGRAPHIE.premiers élémens du nouvel art-science d'écrire et d'imprimer en une langue de manière à être lu et entendu dans toute autre langue sans traduction inventés et rédigés par J*** de M***ancien major d'infanterie allemande.

      Au Bureau De La Pasigraphie 1797 - 2 parties en un volume in-4 carré ( 260 X 205 mm ) de 66 et 63 pages, demi-basane blonde racinée, dos à nerfs janséniste, premier plat muet de la couverture conservé, non rogné ( Reliure moderne ). Première édition originale comme l'édition en langue allemande. Portrait de l'auteur en frontispice gravé par S.-Ch. MIGER. Exemplaire complet de la grande planche dépliante ( 240 X 430 mm ) de l'Alphabet de l'Optilogue. ( Barbier III, 790, 800 ). Petites déchirures sans manque de texte aux deux premières pages, sinon bel exemplaire, à grandes marges. Très rare. Langue Esperanto [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Georgia Speculation Unveiled; In Two Numbers

      Hartford: Printed by Elisha Babcock, 1797. First Edition. Wraps. Good. 8vo. 39 pages. Stitched wraps with title page 1. Untrimmed. Light to moderate scattered toning and brown spots. Old clear tape repair and small hole on title page (no loss of text). Remnants of outer wrap on front joint. Dull green strip of linen tape on rear blank joint. The author's statement on the verso of the title page reads, "This pamphlet is an actual, though not a literal answer to the "State of Facts" published by the Georgia Companies (see Howes G 126). It contains the outlines of the present state of Georgia business, and a brief sketch of the arguments on both sides, with such Commentaries as the compass of the work would allow. The general tenor of it, especially that part which treats of the Chancery powers of our Courts, will be found applicable to the cases of all, who have suffered by any kind of Land Speculation." Howes B 471; Evans 31830; DeRenne 278; Sabin 5593. From Wikipedia; The Yazoo land scandal, Yazoo fraud, Yazoo land fraud, or Yazoo land controversy was a massive, real estate fraud perpetrated, in the mid-1790s, by Georgia governor George Mathews[1] and the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia politicians sold large tracts of territory in the Yazoo lands, in what are now portions of the present-day states of Alabama and Mississippi, to political insiders at very low prices in 1794. Although, the law enabling the sales was overturned by reformers the following year, its ability to do so was challenged in the courts, eventually reaching the US Supreme Court. In the landmark decision in Fletcher v. Peck (1810), the Court ruled that the contracts were binding and the state could not retroactively invalidate the earlier land sales. It was one of the first times the Supreme Court had overturned a state law, and it justified many claims for those lands. Some of the lands sold by the state in 1794 had been shortly thereafter resold to innocent third parties, greatly complicating the litigation. In 1802, because of the ongoing controversy, Georgia ceded all of its claims[2] to lands west of its modern border, to the U.S. government, in exchange for which the government paid cash and assumed the legal liabilities. Claims involving the land purchases were not fully resolved until legislation passed in 1814 established a claims-resolution fund. The Yazoo land fraud is often conflated with the Pine Barrens speculation, another land scandal which took place in east Georgia at about the same time. In this case, the state's high-ranking officials were making multiple gifts of land grants for the same parcels, resulting in the issuance of grants totaling much more land than was available in the state of Georgia.

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        DICCIONARIO UNIVERSAL DE FÍSICA 3 - Tomo III

      Imprenta de Don Benito Cano, Madrid 1797 - 460 + XXVII pp. 15 x 21 cm. Exlibris. Encuadernado en plena piel con tejuelo y dorados en lomo. Buen estado, papel limpio. Todos los envíos peninsulares se hacen por mensajería, con entrega en domicilio.

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        PICTURESQUE VIEWS ON THE RIVER WYE from its Source at Plinlimmon Hill to its Junction with the Severn below Chepstow ( RARE HAND COLOURED EDITION)

      Picturesque Views on the River Wye From its Source at Plinlimmon Hill to its Junction with the Severn below Chepstow with Observations on the Public Buildings and other works of Art in its Vicinity. Bound in a recent attractive half leather binding titled and decorated in gilt, marbled paper covered boards with marbled page edges, internally beautifully illustrated with Thirty One hand coloured plates and a map, binding is in excellent condition, bound without the half title, there is some noticeable offsetting to the plates to the opposing pages of text, tissue guards have been loosely inserted to help prevent any further reaction. Heavy foxing to a few pages else the greater part of the contents are clean. Bookplate of former owner to front free endpaper, else a generally good example of the rare coloured edition

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        Documenta e variis Veteris Testamenti Historiis, ex Evangelio Item petita, Modulis Rythmicis quo jucundius cantu, si lubet, animis influant. Laborata studio & opera Caroli van Beughem, Canonici. Subjungitur ejusdem, Adolescenti ad virtutem aspiranti imica cohortatio. Opus omnibus Fidelibus ac Parentibus Institutoribus ac juventuti comprimis utile.

      Mechelen, Pierre Joseph Hanicq 1797. 292 p. Contemporary half Leather, 8° oblong (The top corner of one page of the prelims is teared off.).

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         [SAN DIEGO] Plan du port de St. Diego en Californie - Plan du port et du département de St. Blas.

      [Paris, 1797]. 488 x 333 mm. Planche figurant les plans de San Diego en Californie et de San Blas au Mexique, levés respectivement en 1782 et 1777, publiés dans le voyage autour du monde du comte de La Pérouse, qui fut l'une des plus grandes expéditions de découverte de la fin du XVIIIe siècle. Sur le plan de San Diego sont nommés le Presidio, la Rancherie de las Choyas et la Rancherie ou village d'Indiens. L'expédition dirigée par La Pérouse quitta Brest en août 1785, doubla le cap Horn, remonta la côte est de l'Amérique jusqu'en Alaska en passant par l'île de Pâques et Hawaï, puis revint en Californie et traversa le Pacifique, jusqu'à Macao. Elle continua vers Samoa, les îles Tonga, puis l'Australie et Botany Bay, d'où La Pérouse écrivit la dernière lettre qui soit parvenue en Europe.Par la suite, les deux corvettes de l'expédition devaient disparaître en mer. Leurs épaves ne furent retrouvées qu'en 1826 par le capitaine anglais Peter Dillon dans l'archipel de Santa-Cruz. Bel exemplaire.

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        Herzensergiessungen eines kunstliebenden Klosterbruders.

      Bei Johann Friedrich Unger, Berlin 1797 - Berlin, Bei Johann Friedrich Unger 1797. 15,5x10 cm. 275 S. Mit einem gestochenen Portrait in Punktiermanier in Braundruck. Roter Pappband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und ornamentaler Deckelfileteriung. Goedeke VI,46,5. und VI,36,36. - Borst 797. - Deneke 1011. - Erste Ausgabe. - Eine der wichtigsten Veröffentlichungen der Frühromantik zur Kunst. - Das Porträt mit dem Bildnis Raphaels. - Papierbezug am Rücken mit einigen Abrieben und Fehlstellen. Rücken etwas verblasst. Vorsätze leicht fleckig, sonst schönes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Mappemonde ou Carte Réduite des parties connues du Globe

      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. Parigi Paris 960 605

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        Log of HMS Centaur, 1808-1810.

      6/25/16. Folio, unpaginated. About 200 pp. "HMS Centaur" was a 74-gun third rate launched in 1797. During her 22-year career she saw action in the Mediterranean, the Channel, the West Indies, and the Baltic, fighting the French, the Dutch, the Danes and the Russians. She was broken up in 1819. This log begins in September 1808, immediately after "Centaur's" engagement with the Russians in the Gulf of Finland during the Anglo-Russian War. Entries record her repairs, provisioning, events aboard ship (including floggings and other disciplinary actions), and movements within the squadron - the British were acti9vely engaged in fighting the Russians, and there is much scurrying about - leading up to the bombardment of Flushing in August 1809. This was also the year in which midshipman Frederick Marryat joined the ship's company. He is supposed to have saved the life of a shipmate by leaping into the sea to rescue him, and this log records several instances in which Marryat might have performed this feat, such as this entry from August 23, "Sent Jno Coleman to the Hospital, he having broke his legs by a fall from the fore yard." Legibly written in several different hands, on fine heavy paper. Bound in later quarter leather over boards.

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        Regole armoniche o sieno precetti ragionati per apprender la musica. Seconda edizione corretta, ed accresciuta. Venice, Aldolfo Cesare, 1797.

      1797. Large 8vo. (4), 207, (1) pp. With 20 folding engr. plates of musical notes. (Bound with) II: Asioli, B[onifacio]. Principi elementari di musica adottati dal R. Conservatorio di Milano per le ripetizioni giornaliere degli alunni. Mailand, (Carlo Dova for) Giovanni Ricordi, [1811]. 49, (3) pp. With 3 folding engr. plates of musical notes. Contemp. half calf with giltstamped title to spine. Second edition of this splendid instructional work (first published by Zerletti in 1775). Treats the entire field of singing technique, common musical ornaments and instrumental flourishes, and the rules of accompaniment and harmonization. In addition, Manfredini provides advice on how to interpret certain pieces (cf. MGG). V. Manfredini (1737-99) had been Kapellmeister of Empress Katharine II and teacher of her son Paul before retiring to Bologna in 1768, where he wrote his present chief theoretical work. His views on voice instruction drew severe criticism from Mancini. "The second edition (Venice, 1797) was much revised and enlarged with new sections on singing and counterpoint" (New Grove). - Bound with the undated "seconda edizione" of Asioli's principal instructional work, the "Principi elementari de musica" (first published in Milan in 1809). Asioli enjoyed a great teaching reputation; Mozart's son was among his students. Next to Simon Mayr, Asioli was regarded as one of the foremost masters in Italy. His writings on musical theory and methodology remained influential throughout most of the 19th century (cf. MGG I, 753f.). Rare in all editions; no copy at auctions since 1950. - Spine somewhat rubbed; interior slightly browned due to paper. Altogether a fine sammelband containing two important works of theoretical and practical musical instruction. I: Hirsch I, 343. Eitner VI, 299. New Grove XI, 615. MGG VIII, 1580. RISM B/VI, 533 & M-019b. ICCU CFIE\024653. OCLC 17704373. Cf. Fétis V, 427. Wolffheim I, 800. Gregory/Bartlett I, 164. - II: Eitner I, 218. Cf. MGG I, 754. New Grove I, 656.

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        "Mein Erdenglück" und "D'Heilsamen Kräut'ln". 2 eigenh. Gedichtmanuskripte mit U. O. O. u. D.

      1797. (1+1 =) 2 SS. auf 1 Bl. 8vo. "A guat's Weib, a brav's Weib, / A Kindl an der Brust, / A Zither die hell klingt, / Das is halt mein Lust [...]" (aus "Mein Erdenglück"). - "So süaß a die Lieb is, so is do a Leid / Es heilt' a koan Dokter in Allewigkeit [...]" (aus "D'Heilsamen Kräut'ln"). - Der aus Trient stammende Maler war Wohnungsnachbar von Mozart im Figarohaus in Wien und Professor an der Akademie. Später von Stanislaus August II. nach Warschau berufen und anschließend nach St. Petersburg, wo er die Familie Katharinas der Großen portraitierte, kehrte er 1797 wieder nach Wien zurück und machte sich bei der Besetzung Wiens durch Napoleon als Führer des akademischen Korps bei der Rettung von Kunstgegenständen verdient (1809). Er gilt als der besten Portraitmaler seiner Zeit.

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        Encyclopaedia Britannica, or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature ; Constructed on a Plan, By Which the Different Sciences and Arts are Digested Into the Form of Distinct Treatises or Systems.

      Edinburgh: Printed for A.Bell and C. Macfarquhar, 1797. Complete in 18 volumes, with the additional 2 volume supplement, [ 20 volumes in all ]. Books measure 10 3/4 x 9 inches. 541, plus 50 plates, lacking plate 418. Erratic placement of illustrations does not coincide with index, [ possibly the missing plate could be incorrectly placed ]. Bound in period half calf, calf corners, raised bands, gilt lines, marble boards. Bindings rubbed on edges and corners, some wear loss on head and tail of spines, some abrasion wear. Generally all bindings in good condition, all boards attached. Internally, previous owners bookplate, very occasional minor spotting or offsetting. Text and plates in remarklable good clean condition. A very nice clean set, in attractive period bindings. . Third Edition. Very Good. Quarto.

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        Voyages physiques dans les Pyrénées en 1788 et 1789. Histoire naturelle d'une partie de ces montagnes, particulièrement des environs de Baège, Bagnères, Cautères et Garvanie.

      Paris, Le Clere, 1797.In-8 de [4]-XXIV-420-[4] p., plein veau marbré, dos lisse orné de filets et fleurons dorés, étiquette de titre rouge. Illustré de 3 cartes dépliantes hors-texte. Edition originale "malgré tout assez technique, fait partie des classiques pyrénéens à posséder dans sa bibliothèque" [Dendaletche n°1434]. "Rare et important ouvrage, très recherché" [Perret n°3303]. Exemplaire très bien établi.

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        1- Discours préliminaire du nouveau Dictionnaire de la langue française. Première partie. De lhomme, de ses facultés intellectuelles et de ses idées premières et fondamentales. Paris, Cocheris, 1797. (26), xxxiv, (2), 240 p. 2- De luniversalité de la langue française. Sujet proposé par lAcadémie de Berlin, en 1783. Paris, Cocheris, 1797. 62, (1) p.

      1797 12 ouvrages réunis en un volume in-4, demi-basane bordeaux, dos lisse orné dun décor romantique doré en long, titre doré (rel. ca 1830, plats lég. frottés). Paris, Cocheris, 1797. 1- "Condensé brillant des acquisitions intellectuelles du XVIIIe s.: la géographie, la diplomatie, létude des moeurs et des usages y ont part égale avec la philologie. Un cosmopolitisme culturel préside à la démonstration; Rivarol consacre un état de fait: la suprématie incontestée du français dans les échanges internationaux, la perfection logique et insurpassable de la prose française" (E. Guitton). Ce discours devait servir d'introduction à un nouveau dictionnaire qui ne fut jamais achevé. (Tchemerzine-Scheler, V, 409).2- Rivarol démontre, dans cet essai composé pour l'Académie de Berlin, que le français est la meilleure réalisation possible de cette langue universelle dont rêvait Leibniz et que tous les alchimistes du verbe sévertuaient à reconstituer laborieusement. "Cette édition, très bien imprimée, est aussi recherchée que l'originale" (Tchemerzine-Scheler, V, 403. 'En français dans le texte', 177).Quelques fines corrections manuscrites en marge à lépoque.Parfait état intérieur, 'De l'universalité de la langue française' est imprimé sur papier fort et azuré.

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        Lüneburg. - Gesamtansicht. - "Lüneburg".

      Löbau Carl Friedrich Völkel ab 1797 - Historische Ortsansicht. Radierung, um 1797. 17,7 x 29,7 cm (Darstellung) / 19,6 x 32,7 cm (Blatt). Aus: Sächsischer Postillion (Löbau: Carl Friedrich Völkel 1797). - Oben links mit dem gestochenen Titel in der Legende "Lüneburg". Die Legende beschreibt 10 der wichtigsten Gebäude. - Barocke Panoramaansicht der niedersächsischen Stadt in der Lüneburger Heide mit den alten Befestigungsanlagen und dem Verlauf der Ilmenau. Dekoriert ist die Ansicht mit einem Porträt des Kaisers Joseph II. (1741 Wien - 1790 ebd.) in einer huldigenden Kartusche. Sehr seltene Vedute von Lüneburg, das eine reiche Geschichte als Hanse- und Universitätsstadt hat. - Oben außerhalb der Einfassungslinie fachmännisch angerändert. Verlagsbedingte Bugfalte. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Blatt.

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        Pasigraphie, premiers élémens du nouvel art-science d'écrire et d'imprimer en une langue de manière à être lu et entendu dans toute autre langue sans traduction ; inventés et rédigés par J.*** de M***, ancien Major d'Infanterie allemande. Première édition, originale comme l'édition en langue allemande.

      Paris Au Bureau de la Pasigraphie 1797In-4, 66 et 63 pp., demi-basane noire, dos lisse décoré à la roulette, tache légère sur quelques pages (reliure d'époque). Edition originale de cet essai de langage universel, combinant grammaire et caractères nouveaux, écrit par Joseph de Maimieux (1753-1820), noble émigré en Allemagne au moment de la Révolution (Les Fous Littéraires, p. 225). Bel exemplaire en reliure d'époque.photographies et détails à la demande.

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        Schirmbrief mit eigenh. U. Hainfeld, 15. V. 1797.

      1797. Gedr. Formular, von Sekretärshand ausgefüllt. 1 S. Qu.-Folio. Schermbrief für "Michl Fritz und Theresia dessen Ehewirthin", denen einige zum Gut Hainfeld dienstbare Liegenschaften gegen jährlichen Zins zur Bewirtschaftung übergeben werden. - Der zum Kreis der österreichischen Kantianer zählende Purgstall hatte bereits in jungen Jahren Kant in Königsberg besucht; nach seiner Rückkehr nach

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        Topographie von Dornbirn nach dem Plane von 1832. Manuskript; Tusche auf Papier. Dornbirn 1835. Fol. (41 x 27 cm). 65 nn.Bll., Samteinband d. Zt. mit hs. Deckelschild.

      - Original Manuskript des Beneficiaten (später Pfarrers) Josef Pius Moosbrugger (1797-1853); mehrfach datiert: 30 Juli 1835 und mit Unterschrift der beiden Verfasser.- Unterteilt in zahlr. Abschnitte u. Kapitel: I) Vom Ursprung und Lage von Dornbirn (u.a. Über das Verhältnis der Freien und Leibeigenen zu Dornbirn; Geldmangel in Vorarlberg u. zu Dornbirn; Gemeindebauten von 1750 bis 1835; Umfang von ganz Dornbirn); II) Weltliche Herrschaft; III) Kirchliche Verhältnisse; IV) Kirchliche Gebäude; V) Filialkirchen; VI) Kirchliches Vermögen; VIII) die Schulen; IX) Wolthätigkeitsanstalten; X) Ausgezeichnete Personen, die von Dornbirn gebürtig sind.- Armensorge zur Zeit der Theuerung in Dornbirn im Jahre 1817.- Kirchlich-Topographische Beschreibung des Viertels Haselstauden.- Sowie als Anhang: Topographie von Oberdorf, als Beilage zur Topographie von Dornbirn.- Sehr schöne saubere Handschrift, nur gering fleckig.- Aus dem Besitz von Franz Rhomberg (1802-1866); Innendeckel mit dessen eigenh. Namenszug. Er war von 1831 - 1853 Ammann und Bürgermeister von Dornbirn ! [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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.

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        Del contratto sociale, ossia principj del diritto politico. Discorso sopra l'economia politica. Due voll. in un tomo. Tradotto dal cittadino Niccolò Rota.

      Giustino Pasquali Q. Mario, 1797. Due volumi in un tomo. In-8° (cm 20,5x13), pp. [VIII] 207 + 68. Legatura posteriore cartonata marmorizzata marrone, titolo oro entro tassello marrone e fregi oro al dorso. Tracce di polvere e segni del tempo alla legatura, minime abrasioni al piatto posteriore e alla testa e al piede del dorso. Tagli fioriti. L'esemplare presenta alcune fioriture a bordo pagina. Prima edizione in italiano del "Discours", opera originariamente apparsa come articolo nell'Encyclopédie nel 1755 Buone condizioni.

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        Autograph letter signed ("DChodowiecki"). Berlin, 1. III. 1797.

      1797. 8vo. 1¾ pp. on double leaf. With autogr. address. To the writer Wilhelm Gottlob Becker (1753-1813) at Dresden, on behalf of one Mr. Wetzel, and on sending some engravings. - Small cut-out section on fol. 2 (not touching text).

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        A HISTORY OF A VOYAGE TO THE COAST OF AFRICA, And Travels into the Interior of that Country; containing descriptions of the Climate and Inhabitants, and interesting particulars concerning the SLAVE TRADE.

      Printed for the Author, by S. C. Ustick, & Co., Philadelphia 1797 - 1st edition. A Very Good copy. 12mo., vii, (2), 10-179, (1) pp. Lacking the frontispiece called for, as usual. Bound in early to mid 19th century full calf, with title and author on two green morocco labels on spine. Gilt turn-ins, with marbled end papers. Title page has 2 numbers written in ink, and an old tear, repaired, with a small loss at the fore edge margin. Occasional light browning of the text. Lacking the frontis. On a blank end paper, facing the title page, is affixed a 1798 'Vermont Philanthropic Lottery Ticket No. 11,823 - Second and Last Class: In pursuance of an Act of the Legislature of Vermont, passed Oct. 1798, for the benefit of the unfortunate Mr. Hawkins, this ticket entitles the possessor to such Prize as may be drawn against its Number, agreeably to the Scheme of said Lottery', 2 x 5.5 inches, on hand-made grid-lined paper, signed by "Seth Horn." Uneven edges; Very Good condition. Evans 32239 *** Considered the first account of an American's travels to Africa. Mr. Hawkins, while the cargo superintendent on a slave ship in 1795, lost most of his cargo (slaves) to disease, which affected the crew as well, causing Hawkin's to lose his sight. As a blind man, he received help from his friends in publishing this account, and also the benefit of a lottery sale run by the State of vermont. An actual Lottery ticket, from that State, for his assistance and welfare is affixed to the front end paper. - From the Vermont Literary Magazine: "Mr. Hawkins was Joseph Hawkins, who left Alburg, Vermont in search of employment. He set out for Boston on horseback, and then caught a boat to Charleston, South Carolina, where he took a job on a slave trading ship. They set sail for West Africa on December 1, 1794. Upon arrival, Hawkins was sent inland to exchange goods with the Ebo tribe for prisoners of war. He did as he was instructed, traveling through the strange jungle. After he had made the trade, Hawkins returned to the ship with the natives his captain intended to sell as slaves in America. They sailed for home on June 13, 1795. During the voyage, disease spread among the slaves and the crew, killing many and blinding Joseph Hawkins. It was in this condition that he returned to Vermont. He learned from doctors in this country that an ophthalmologist in Europe was his only hope. With no money to pay his passage over, he needed help. On October, 1798, the Vermont Legislature came to his rescue." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TABLEAU DE L'ESPAGNE MODERNE - EN 3 TOMES - TOMES 1 + 2 3 - SECONDE EDITION.

      1797. CHEZ L'AUTEUR / DU PONY / DEVAUX / REGNAULT. 1797. In - 8.Carré. Relié demi - cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Coiffe en tête abîmée. Intérieur frais. VII + 383 pages + 390 pages + 362 pages - 3 planches dépliantes + un plan dépliant + une carte dépliante en noir et blanc dans le tome 1 (collationnées) - 2 planches dépliantes en noir et blanc dans le tome 2 (collationnées) - 2 plans dépliant en noir et blanc + 2 planches dépliantes en noir et blanc dans le tome 3 - (collationnées) - titre,tomaison et ornements dorés sur le dos - dos en cuir marron - coiffe en tête abîmée sur le tome 2 - déchirure sur la page 383 du tome 1 sans conséquence sur la lecture - piqûres de vers sur les 7 premières page du tome 1 altérant la lecture - 2ème plat tâché (tomes 1 et 2) - 7 photos disponibles. J.FR.BOURGOING ci devant Ministre plénipotentiaire de la République française à la cour de Madrid Correspondant associé de l'Institut national.

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        Johann Friedrich Zöllners Reise durch Pommern nach der Insel Rügen und einem Theile des Herzogthums Mecklenburg, im Jahre 1795. In Briefen. Mit Kupfern und Tabellen.

      Berlin bei Friedrich Maurer . 1797 - 8°. Originalpappband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf rotem Rückenschild. Einband etwas berieben. Ecken, Kanten und Gelenke teils durchgerieben. (4), 544 Seiten mit einem Frontispiz und einer zweifach gefalteten, gestochenen Tafel "Stubbenkammer auf Rügen" hinter Seite 272. Dezenter Namenszug auf vorderem Vorsatzblatt, Seite 97 mit Fingerfleck. Im Text mit zwei Abbildungen und einem Notensatz sowie 3 vielfach gefalteten Tabellen. Im Innenbereich sehr schön sauber. Wohlerhalten. Seite für Seite genau überprüft. Gutes Exemplar. Die Tabellen mit Angaben zum Wareneingang in Stettin der Jahre 1790 - 1794, Zahl und Wert der Schiffe die in Pommern gebaut wurden 1781 - 1795 und Höhen verschiedener Orte über der Ostsee. - Mit Register ab Seite 539 GeoVit [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels in Hungary, with a Short Account of Vienna in the Year 1793. London, G. G. & J. Robinson, 1797.

      1797. 4to. With folding hand-coloured engr. map, 16 engr. plates (some folding), and folding engr. table. Modern half calf with giltstamped red spine label and marbled boards. All edges marbled. First edition of "the best English work respecting Hungary" (Cox), soon translated into Dutch and French. Includes a chapter entitled "Alpine Excursions", describing the author's plant hunting activities. The chapter on Vienna, an account of which historiography has taken surprisingly little notice, deals extensively with the local gluttonous eating habits first described (and since immortalized) by Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini three and a half centuries earlier. Townson continues to describe at length the Imperial hothouses and zoo at Schönbrunn Palace. The book is also "a work valuable to the natural historian, particularly the mineralogist; it also contains a very particular account of the Tokay wines" (Lowndes). - The Surrey-born naturalist Robert Townson (1762-1827) took a year off from his studies at Göttingen, traveling to Vienna and throughout Austrian Habsburg lands. "He returned to Göttingen and published his first works, on reptilian physiology, in 1794 and 1795. He returned home in 1795 and was awarded the degree of LLD in 1796 by Edinburgh University. He settled again in Shropshire where his 'Travels in Hungary' (1797) was written. This contained pioneering botanical, entomological, and petrographic observations and spirited descriptions of his exploits, including those in the Tatra Mountains and in Slovakian caves" (ODNB). - An excellent copy in an appealing modern binding. Cox I, 168. Brunet VI, 20298. Not in Nissen (BBI) nor Simon (Bibl. Vin.) nor Simon (Bibl. Gastr.).

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

      A New Edition. 12 vols. London: Strahan, Cadell and Davies 1797. With engraved portrait and 3 large folded engraved maps. Bound in nice contemporary full polished calf with coloured labels and richly gilt on spines. Minor wear. With handwritten notes, mostly in pencil in margins. First free endpaper and hafl-title missing in vol. 5. Name on inner frontboard, 1862.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM CHARLES COTESWORTH PINCKNEY TO FULWAR SKIPWITH, RELAYING INFORMATION FROM THE EMPEROR OF RUSSIA RELATIVE TO AMERICAN SHIPPING]

      Amsterdam, 1797. [1]p. plus integral address leaf. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old folds. Small loss from wax seal, repaired; affecting a few words of marginal postscript. Some light soiling and foxing. About very good. In a folio-sized brown half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney - signer of the Constitution, Founding Father, twice presidential candidate, and President General of the Society of Cincinnati - writes to the U.S. Consul General in France, Fulwar Skipwith, concerning orders he has received from the Russian emperor regarding the shipping of French liquors to Russia. Skipwith served as Consul General for several years and was integral in negotiating the Louisiana Purchase. Pinckney writes from the Netherlands where he awaits further orders from the U.S. government after being expelled from France, where he was serving as U.S. Minister. The French, highly displeased with the results of Jay's Treaty which the U.S. made with Britain, threatened to imprison Pinckney and evicted him from the country. Pinckney writes: "Sir, I have just received authentic information of the enclosed orders of the Emperor of Russia relative to the importation of the wines & brandies of France in neutral vessels into his territories. As these orders may prove of considerable importance to such of our fellow citizens in France as are concerned in shipping, you will be pleased to communicate them to our consuls, vice consuls & consular agents in that Republic, that our countrymen may be made acquainted with them." Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (1745-1825) was a South Carolina politician and army officer who rose to the rank of brigadier general in the American Revolution. After the war he set about rebuilding his plantations and fortunes. Elected to the Constitutional Convention in 1787, he signed the U.S. Constitution (as did his cousin, Charles Pinckney), and worked to have the document ratified by his state. Though he turned down several government appointments to pursue his personal affairs, Pinckney did accept a position as Minister to France, which he held only briefly, arriving in December 1796 and leaving in January 1797. Expelled by an indignant French government, angry over the Jay Treaty, Pinckney returned to Paris in September 1797 with Elbridge Gerry and John Marshall to negotiate. He left in April 1798, outraged that the French had tried to extort bribes from the commission. He ran twice as a Federalist candidate for president, in 1804 and 1808, but was elected neither time. From 1805 until his death in 1825 he was President- General of the Society of Cincinnati. A good letter from this Founding Father, concerning diplomatic affairs in France. This letter sold for $475 at Sotheby's in 1978.

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        Traité du calcul différentiel et de calcul intégral ,2 volumes - Tome premier [-second].

      1797A Paris : chez J.B.M. Duprat, an V=1797 - an VI=1798. 2 volumes à grandes marges,de I. II, (4), III à XXXII, 519, (1) pages et 4 planches depliantes ; de II. (2), VIII, 732 pages et 2 planches depliantes; 2 volumes demi-basane fauve de l'époque, dos lisse portant des piéces de titre rouges,tranches rouges. Rare première édition de ce traité sur les différentielles et les intégrales paru en deux volumes . 6 feuilles de planche gravées depliantes sur cuivre par Lefrançois et Duruisseau.Description : 2 vol. (XXXII, 519, [9] p.et 4 planches depliantes- tome 1 ;mouillures en marge a quelques feuillets,brunissures aux derniers feuillets de texte; VIII, 732 p.) ; 2 f. de pl.depliantes : ill. ;tome 2 frais - reliures in-4.en bon état,rare.Rare première édition de ce traité sur les différentielles et les intégrales paru en deux volumes et complété en 1800 par un "Traité des différences et des séries, faisant suite au Traité du calcul différentiel et du calcul intégral" D'après Poggendorf, "the treatise is a very successful synthetis of the works of Euler, Lagrange, Laplace, Monge, Legendre, Poisson, Gauss and Cauchy". En effet, il donne une idée très complète de l'analyse au début du XIXe siècle, grâce à des renvois bibliographiques précis, avant l'édification rigoureuse du calcul infinitésimal. Lacroix, après avoir enseigné à l'école des gardes de marine de Rochefort, puis à l'Ecole Militaire, professa à l'école des Quatre-Nations, à polytechnique, puis, en 1815, au collège de France.

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        Log of HMS Centaur, 1808-1810.

      6/25/16. Folio, unpaginated. About 200 pp. "HMS Centaur" was a 74-gun third rate launched in 1797. During her 22-year career she saw action in the Mediterranean, the Channel, the West Indies, and the Baltic, fighting the French, the Dutch, the Danes and the Russians. She was broken up in 1819. This log begins in September 1808, immediately after "Centaur's" engagement with the Russians in the Gulf of Finland during the Anglo-Russian War. Entries record her repairs, provisioning, events aboard ship (including floggings and other disciplinary actions), and movements within the squadron - the British were acti9vely engaged in fighting the Russians, and there is much scurrying about - leading up to the bombardment of Flushing in August 1809. This was also the year in which midshipman Frederick Marryat joined the ship's company. He is supposed to have saved the life of a shipmate by leaping into the sea to rescue him, and this log records several instances in which Marryat might have performed this feat, such as this entry from August 23, "Sent Jno Coleman to the Hospital, he having broke his legs by a fall from the fore yard." Legibly written in several different hands, on fine heavy paper. Bound in later quarter leather over boards.

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