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        Voyage en Angleterre, en Écosse et aux Iles Hébrides; ayant pour objet les Sciences, les Arts, l'Histoire naturelle et les Moeurs. 2 Bände.

      Paris Jansen 1797 - (20,5 x 12,5 cm). 430 (1) S./ 434 (1) S. Mit 7 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Moderne Lederbände im Stil der Zeit mit dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Erste Ausgabe eines seiner geologischen Hauptwerke. - "In 1784 Faujas journeyed through England to Scotland; a full account was published in 1797. He narrated entertaining details of his travels and described arts, industries, and customs, but his most important observations were geological. He realized the volcanic nature of the basalt of the inner Hebrides and paid special attention to the spectacular columnar occurrence on the isle of Staffa, about which his curiosity had been aroused by Banks's account in Thomas Pennant's 'Second Tour of Scotland'" (DSB). - Die Tafeln u.a. mit Ansichten zweier Hebriden-Inseln sowie der Finglas-Hole auf der Insel Staffa. - Nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar. - DSB 4, 548 [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      London T. Cadell, Junior, and W. Davies 1797. G- : in Good condition minus. Cover worn. Lower part of spine cracked with minor loss at base. Untrimmed. Contents firm and bright [First Edition] Blue board cover 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). iv, 258pp, + errata page.

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        A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome and its Vicinity; Executed from Drawings Made Upon the Spot in the Year 1791

      R. Edwards, et al, London 1797 - Two parts bounds as one. Large 4to half calf over marbled boards. Complete with 62 fine aquatint illustrations of Roman ruins. Half-title in French: title page in English. Descriptions of plates in both French and English. One plate archivally repaired, else all plates fine and fresh. Light rubbing to tips and edges, else a fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        History of British Birds [together with] A General History of Quadrupeds. The Figures engraven on Wood by T. Bewick.

      Newcastle Sol. Hodgson for Beilby & Bewick G. G. and J. Robinson London vol. 2: Edward Walker for T. Bewick; Longman and Rees London. i.e. 1798-1804; 1800 1797 - History of British Birds: Imperial 8vo., 448 wood-engravings by Bewick, LARGE PAPER COPY, second edition with advertisement for the fourth edition of History of Quadrupeds, contemporary crimson morocco gilt, gilt edges, very occasional light spotting to margins, extremities lightly rubbed. A General History of Quadrupeds: Imperial 8vo., 200 wood-engravings by Bewick, 104 smaller vignettes, LARGE PAPER COPY, fourth edition, with title variant B and 'Price One Guinea' on title, contemporary crimson morocco gilt, uniformly bound with the previous volumes, gilt edges., title and advertisement with a few marginal spots, extremities lightly rubbed, a few small ink spots on spine, slight scuffing to upper cover; overall a clean, crisp set in exceptionally handsome, uniform bindings. AN ATTRACTIVE UNIFORMLY BOUND SET ON LARGE PAPER. ESTC T145499, Nissen IVB 95 (lists this edition as the first), Roscoe 15a; ESTC N4952, Nissen ZBI 351, Roscoe 4a. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of the Right Reverend Thomas Newton, D.D. Late, Lord Bishop of Bristol, and Dean of St. Paul`s, London: with some Account of his Life and Anecdotes of feveral of his Friends. Written by Himself in six Volumes. 6 Bände

      - - Einheitliche gut erhaltene Ausgabe - Gewicht in Gramm: 3845 John, Francis and Charles Rivington, London, 1797. XI/406/IV/226/194/XIV/388/XVI/410/XVI/383/XXII/515 S., original Leder-Einbände mit Rücken- und Kantenvergoldung sowie je 2 aufgezogenen Ledertiteln (Name auf Vorsatz/etwas fleckig/gering bestoßen/ein Einbanddeckel berieben)

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        Trois Mémoires sur Les Affaires de France. Écrits dans les Années 1791, 1792 et 1793. Traduits de L´Anglois du Très-Hon. Edmund Burke.

      A Londres, De L´Imprimerie De T. Baylis., 1797. [1] Bl., XXVII, 4, 92, 35 S. [1] Bl., 99 S., [5] Bl. 8°, dekorativer Halbdlederband der Zeit mit goldgprägtem farbigen Titelrückenschild und goldgeprägter Verzierung. ESTC N54161; Sehr seltene Französische Erstausgabe (wohl parallel zur Erstausgabe \"Three memorials on French affairs\" ebd., ebd.) von Edmund Burkes (1729-1797) - \"dem ersten Kritiker der Französischen Revolution\" (Ziegenfuß I, 160) - zweitem großem Werk über die Französische Revolution in sehr wohlerhaltenem Einband. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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        Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: republished with large Additions by John Throsby and embellished with Picturesque and Select Views of Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, Towns, Village Churches and Ruins. 3 volumes complete.

      London; B & J White J Walker and J Walker 3rd edition 1797 - Three volumes, 4to [text block 270 x 205mm], contemporary brown calf, the boards with gilt roll around edge and broad blind decoration within, rebacked with original spines laid down (not recent), the spines with gilt decorated raised bands, later green and red lettering and number pieces, corners repaired; marbled endpapers with strengthened inner hinges. VOLUME 1: frontispiece, engraved title-page with vignette, 2 text illustrations, 27 plates, xx, 406pp (lacking 2pp index). pp387 misnumbered pp386. VOLUME 2: engraved title-page with vignette, 2 text illustrations, 42 plates (5 folding), 324pp (plus 87* and 88*; pp138 misnumbered pp148), 3pp index to plates of Arms (verso blank), 4pp folding list of Knights, 1pp list of Sheriffs, 1pp index. VOLUME 3: folding map of county as frontispiece, engraved title-page with vignette, 1 text illustration, 26 plates, 453 [23]pp including index to volume 3 and the general index. Some surface wear to upper board volume 1 and all board edges; signature on title-page volume 1; paper fault in margin pp5 volume 3; some foxing of text and plates; most plates offset to text; else, save for the missing index for volume 1, complete and in good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Staniland (Booksellers) P.B.F.A.]
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        Moravian missionary and Indian agent John Heckwelder reports on the news of a Lenape chief who allied himself with the United States during the Revolutionary War

      Baltimore, December 9, 1797. 6.5" x 8". "Letter Twice Signed, ""John Heckewelder,"" 1 page, 6.5"" x 8"", Baltimore, December 9, 1797, addressed in his hand on the integral transmittal leaf to ""William Holmes (an Indian) Philadelphia."" Expected folds, light soiling, else very good.Heckwelder writes in full: ""Inclosed is my Certificate [not present] of the Death of the late Indian Chieff [sic] called (the Big Cat) The Papers you left in pledge with Mr. Van Veach, together with your Note of Doll[ars] 20 which was to be paid before the Papers should be delivered up; are sent to a Gentleman of our Society & from Nazareth) now in Philadelphia (a Mr. Jacob Eyerly) Member of Assembly who has taken Lodgings at Mr Leshers Tavern in Second Street near the Corner of Race Street, where you may receive them on paying the above Sum, as Mentioned in the Note.""John Heckwelder (1743-1823) was born in Bedford, England, emigrating to Pennsylvania in 1754. He apprenticed as a cooper, but following a visit to Ohio with a colonial Indian agent, he began working for several Moravian missions in Pennsylvania in 1762. In 1771 Heckwelder became a full-time evangelist to the Indians, working as an assistant to Moravian missionary David Zeizberger (1721-1808) for fifteen years. His extensive knowledge of Native America affairs brought him to the notice of the newly-formed federal government in 1792 when he accompanied General Rufus Putnam to treat with the Indians at Vincennes. The following year the War Department commissioned him to treat with tribes on the Great Lakes, and from 1797 to 1800 he lived in Ohio, working as a postmaster and justice of the peace. In 1810 he retired and spent his later years in literary pursuits, becoming a member of both the American Philosophical Society and the American Antiquarian Society. Perhaps Heckwelder's most important contribution was his work translating the creation myths of the Lenape people and writing on their customs and manners. His published works include Account of the History, Manners, and Customs of the Indian Nations who once inhabited Pennsylvania and the Neighboring States (1818); Narrative of the Mission of the United Brethren among the Delawares and Mohegan Indians (1820); and Names which the Lenni Lenape or Delaware Indians gave to Rivers, Streams, and Localities within the States of Pennsylvania. New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia, with their Signification (1822).Big Cat (d. c. 1797) was the Lenape name for Henque Puschees (and also known as Kelemand or Lieut-Colonel Henry), a Lenape Sachem. During the Revolutionary War, unlike many of the Lenape and other tribes along the Great Lakes, allied himself with the United States. He was a signer of the 1785 Treaty of Fort McIntosh and is is mentioned briefly in David Zeisberger's diary on November 17, 1788 ( KAPPLER, Indian Affairs: Laws and Treties, 1904 2:8; Diary of David Zeisberger... 1855, 456-7). "

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        Encyklopädie der bürgerlichen Baukunst. Hier 4. Theil N-Sche von eigentlich 5 Bänden.

      Leipzig, C. Fritsch, 1797. 8°, 726 Seiten und XXIX faltbare Kupfertafeln im Anhang, betitelter OHalbledereinband mit Goldprägung - Einbandkanten leicht ber. und best. sonst sehr guter Zustand - 1792. c62739 Versand D: 6,00 EUR Architektur, Bauwesen, Nachschlagewerke

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        An ecclesiastical history, ancient and modern, from the birth of Christ to the beginning of the present century: In which the rise, progress, and variations of Church power are considered in their connexion with the state of learning and philosophy, and the political history of Europe during that period.

      Philadelphia: Pr. by Stephen C. Ustick 6 vols. 8vo (22 cm, 8.625"). I: xxiii, [1 (blank)], [1] pp., pp. xviii–xxxi, [1 (blank)], 420 pp. II: [2] ff., 571, [1 (blank)] pp. III: [2] ff., 456 pp. IV: [2] ff., 510 pp., [1 (blank)] f. V: [2] ff., 496 pp. VI: [2] ff., 387, [1 (blank)], 8 pp., [10] ff.. 1797 Johann Lorenz von Mosheim (1694–755) was a professor of theology at Göttingen and his Institutiones historiae ecclesiasticae "was marked by hitherto unprecedented objectivity and penetration, and he may be considered the first of modern ecclesiastical historians" (ODCC). First published in 1726, this work was originally composed in Latin; Archibald Maclaine made this first of two translations into English in 1764. Of this first, 1797 American edition, vols. II–VI were printed 1798–99. Printed with ample notes, it has a series of chronological tables at the end. An eight- page Vindication of the Quakers disputing Mosheim's view of that denomination is also appended at the end of vol. VI, just before the list of subscribers. These latter include such noted names as John Adams, then President of the United States, and John Jay, then governor of New York. Contemporary sheep, spine modestly gilt with nice gilt-lettered morocco labels and old-fashioned paper library shelf labels; leather scuffed of old and with joints open, sewing holding. Foxing, browning, and staining, variously, the latter obscuring letters in a few places without loss of sense; some endpapers partially detached. Bookplates on some pastedowns. Untattered and a good, useable set.

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        Probable Incidents: or, Scenes in Life, A Novel. In two Volumes.

      Printed for William Lane at the Minerva-Press, London 1797 - 2 Bde. London, Printed for William Lane, at the Minerva-Press, 1797. 16,2x10,2 cm. Titelbl., 199 S.; Titelbl., 208 S. HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Blakey p. 182. - Erstausgabe. - Der Bogen F (F-F8) falsch paginiert (S. 97-112 anstatt 65-80) bei Band 2. - (2 Blatt [S. 55-58] in Kopien eingebunden. Einbände etwas berieben. Innen stellenweise fleckig oder gebräunt). - Gutes Exemplar, Sehr selten. Sprache: Englisch HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        South-East View of Woodchester

      London: Sold by Cadell & Davies, B. & J. White, Edwards, Payne, Robson, Nicol, Elmsley and Leigh & Sotheby, 1797. Coloured aquatint. In excellent condition. Double crease down the center where it has been folded in a book. Image size: 18 13/16 x 20 3/4 inches. A lovely view of Woodchester in Gloucestershire by Samuel Lysons from "Roman Antiquities at Woodchester". This is a wonderful view of Woodchester in the county of Gloucestershire from Samuel Lyson's seminal work entitled "Roman Antiquities at Woodchester". Lyson's beautiful work contains forty aquatinted plates etched by himself from his own drawings, and descriptive text in English and French. Lyson's was a well respected antiquary and his work on the Roman finds in Gloucestershire added a large body of knowledge to the field. Amongst his other published works is the colossal "Reliquiæ Britannico-Romanæ" which details Roman relics found throughout England. He assisted his brother Daniel on the 'Magna Britannia,' and contributed to 'Archæologia". Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland: In Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860 p. 92, no. 143 plate 2.

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        La Nueva Farmacopea del Real Colegio de Londres, y su Análisi, o sea la explicacion de la Naturaleza, Principios, Virtudes, Usos y Dosis de sus preparaciones y composiciones. Traducidas del Inglés con notas relativas á la Farmácia, é Historia Natural y Médica de España por el Dr. Don Casimiro Gomez de Ortega.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta de la Viuda de Don Joaquin Ibarra, 1797. - 2 parties en 1 volume in-4. 2ff. 145pp. + 165pp. 1f. Plein veau moucheté, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale de la traduction espagnole, dont la seconde partie (et la plus importante) est constituée des additions originales du traducteur. Gomez de Ortega fut notamment le premier professeur du Jardin Botanique Royal de Madrid et l'un des scientifiques espagnols les plus remarquables de son temps. Il compta notamment parmi les botanistes les plus actifs en Europe, et fut notamment l'un des premiers à répandre en Espagne les découvertes de la chimie pneumatique moderne. Très bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stromkarte des Nieder Rheines und der Yssel aufgenomen 1797.':.

      - Kupferstich v. Carl Friedrich von Wiebeking, dat. 1797, 43 x 62,5 Zeigt 4 Karten auf einem Blatt. - Mittig De Gelderse Poort von Loveer bis Kleefse Waard und dem Westervoortsedijk sowie dem Gelderse Poort (Befestigungsanlage). - Die zweite Karte zeigt "Die Sieg Mündungen unterhalb Bonn" mit der Pfaffenmütz, Graurheindorf und Bergheim. - Die 3. Karte "Strom Karte des Rheines oberhalb Rees" zeigt Reeserward und den Steppenhof. - Die 4. Karte zeigt Voerde-Mehrum mit Haus Mehrum und das gegenüberliegende Haus Momm. (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF CLAIMS, ON THE PETITION OF THE WIDOW OF THE LATE SCOLACUTTAW, OR HANGING MAW, ONE OF THE CHIEFS OF THE CHEROKEE NATION OF INDIANS [caption title]

      [Philadelphia], 1797. on a single folded sheet. Light foxing. Very good. Samuel Sitgreaves' copy, with his distinctive signature at the top of the first page. Sitgreaves was a Federalist party House representative from Pennsylvania from 1795 to 1798. Here, the widow of a Cherokee chief petitions the U. S. House of Representatives for financial relief after her husband and "a number of well disposed Indians" were killed by "John Beard, and a number of armed men" in an attack on the Tennessee frontier in 1793. While agreeing that Hanging Maw had been "uniformly friendly" to white settlers, and that he had been murdered, the House denies the claim, instead recommending to the widow that she take up her case with the Indian Department. A rare imprint, as OCLC locates just eight copies. EVANS 32999. OCLC 12431691.

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        Atlas Classica, being a Collection of Maps of the Countries mentioned by the Ancient Authors, both Sacred and Profane. With their various Subdivisions at different Periods.

      London; published by Robert Wilkinson 125 Fenchurch Street: the engraved title-page dated 4th Jan the index leaf pp2 dated 1817 but two maps dated 1818 1797 - Folio, [text block 345 x 285mm], engraved vignette title-page, [ii], 6 hand-coloured tables (1 double-page and folding), 46 fully hand-coloured maps (7 double-page), all as wanted and all stub-mounted, contemporary brown half-calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked in period style, the flat spine divided into compartments with gilt double fillet and blind roll, the compartments with decorative blind centres, dark red lettering piece. The tables are dated between 1801 and 1807 and the maps between 1798 and 1818. The atlas was intended as 'forming a correspondent' to the publisher's Atlas of Modern Geography. Large armorial bookplate on front paste-down. The boards and corners very rubbed, the corners rounded and exposed; front free endpaper badly creased; one double-page map torn about two inches along fold, without loss; else a very good copy. I have not been able to trace the various editions with any accuracy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Staniland (Booksellers) P.B.F.A.]
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        das kleine davidische

      EARLY AMERICAN. DAS KLEINE DAVIDSCHE PSALTERSPIEL DER KINDERS ZIONS, von alten und neuen Auserlesenen geists Gesangen, allen wahren Heilsbegierigen Sauglingen der Weisheit, insonderheit aber denen Gemeinden des Herrn, zum Dienst und Gebrauch mit Fleiss zusammen getragen in gegenwartigbeliebiger Form und Ordnung. Nebst einem dreyfachen, darzu nutzlichen und der Materien halben nothigen Register. Zweyte verbesserte auflage, Baltimore: Samuel Saur 1797. 8vo, full leather, metal clasps, 572p. [+ register], bound with Die Kleine Harpe dated 1792. Normal rubbing and wear, VG. A popular book first published in Germany in 1791, " The American edition also became quite popular with some sects, Dunkers, Mennonites, etc." Curiously, although the book is dated 1797, the second section is dated 1792 and the owner inscription is dated 1792 as well. Evans 31815.

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        Dissertaçao sobre o methodo mais simples, e seguro de curar as feridas das armas de fogo .

      Lisbon, Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1797. - 4°, contemporary tree sheep (some wear to two corners, slight wear at head of spine), smooth spine richly gilt with crimson lettering piece, gilt letter, marbled endleaves and edges. Woodcut royal arms of Portugal on title page. In very fine condition. Old, calligraphic (but illegible) ink signature on title-page. xxvii, 62 pp., (1 blank l.). *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of the first published work by this brilliant professor of surgery at the Royal Hospital of São José, Lisbon. It covers all aspects of treating bullet wounds: diagnosis, removal of foreign bodies, prognosis and treatment, with special sections on wounds in the head, chest, abdomen and extremities. In the introduction Almeida summarizes earlier works dealing with gunshot wounds, beginning with that of Vigo and including works in Spanish, Italian and English.*** Innocêncio I, 83: without collation. Lisbon, Faculdade de Medicina, Catálogo da collecção portuguesa I, 7-8. Pires de Lima, Catálogo da Bibliotheca da Escola Medico-Cirurgica do Porto 64. Imprensa Nacional 508: calling for xxviii, 62 pp. Martins de Carvalho I, 43. National Library of Medicine, Eighteenth-Century STC, p. 11. Wellcome II, 35: collating as this copy. Ferreira de Mira, História da medicina portuguesa p. 280. Porbase locates a copy at Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac locates a copy at Wellcome Library. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Statuta Ecclesiae Mexicanae necnon Ordo in choro servandus curante Vallisoletanae Ecclesiae capitulo sumptus suppeditante.

      Mexici: Apud Marianum Zunnigam, et Ontiverium Folio (27.5 cm; 11"). [1], 140 pp., [2] ff.. 1797 Fray Antonio de San Miguel, the bishop of Michoacan, reprints the statutes promulgated by the Third Mexican Provincial Council (1585) and the "Ordo servandus in choro" of Archbishop Alonso de Montúfar (fl. 1512–70). The archbishop originally established these 42 rules on proper organization and deportment for the choir of the Cathedral of Mexico City. The bishop of Michoacan undoubtedly wished to bring some of this order to his own bishopric and cathedral. Uncommon: WorldCat and NUC Pre-1956 locate only four copies in the U.S. Contemporary vellum over paste boards of printer's waste, vellum cockled and that of the front cover lightly rodent-gnawed at board edges. Worming in text, some of which is meander type, costing letters. Not a great copy, but given the scarcity, an acceptable one.

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        THE VIRTUOSO'S COMPANION AND COIN COLLECTORS GUIDE

      London: Publish';d for the Proprietor by M. Denton, No 139 St. Johns St West Smithfield, 1797. Eight volumes, complete, bound in two. 12mo, handsomely bound in matching early dark brown calf; spines with five raised bands; crimson and black spine labels diminutively lettered in gilt; remaining four spine compartments richly decorated in a floral motif; sides paneled in gilt and in blind; board edges hatched in gilt; decorative blind inner dentelles; fine-combed marbled English endpapers. Finely engraved frontispiece of "History protecting Medals from the Ravages of Time" by T. Prattent, dated 1796; 8 original engraved titles, all dated 1797, each sequentially numbered in ink; single leaf Preface; 4 page Observations on Coins by James Wright; 15, (1) page Index; 8 page Index, to the Continuation; concluding 7, (1) page Index; 240 original engraved plates; each of which depicts both sides of four tokens. Minimal rubbing to binding extremities and occasional light foxing / discoloration; a few margins neatly strengthened. A charming, extremely attractive set. Overall, this is perhaps the finest set we have ever encountered of this classic series of plates, the only comprehensive early work depicting eighteenth-century English tokens. Issued serially over three years, complete sets are today decidedly rare. The preface proposed to issue "fac-similes of four hundred and eighty different Coins, in four Volumes twelves, with an elegant frontispiece, at the price of twenty shillings." After the four volumes had appeared such a wealth of tokens remained un-illustrated that it was decided to extend the series to eight volumes. Initiated by Denton, the last two parts were published by Prattent. The work appeared at ten- to fourteen-day intervals, price sixpence: three plates depicting twelve tokens comprising a number. Given the method of distribution, the change in publisher (many sets are comprised of only the first 180 plates), and the proclivity of early collectors to cut up plates to illustrate other books, it is not surprising that few complete sets have survived, especially with the various indexes and other textual enhancements. A blank leaf preceding the pertinent title in each volume is inscribed in ink: "Homer R. Stephens, Fernbrook Park, Ossining, N.Y., 1937." Included are a number of neat, light pencil notations on the plates, probably accomplished by an earlier collector and mainly describing edge varieties in the scribe's collection.

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        Rosaliens Briefe an ihre Freundin Mariane von St**. Von der Verfasserin des Fräuleins von Sternheim. Neue verbesserte Ausgabe. 3 Bde. Altenburg, Richter, 1797. Halblederbde. d. Zt. mit 2 verschiedenfarbigen, geprägten Rückenschildchen; berieben u. etw. bestoßen, die kl. Schildchen mit der Bandnummerierung u. Deckelecken beschabt.

      - Rosaliens Briefe an ihre Freundin Mariane von St**. Von der Verfasserin des Fräuleins von Sternheim. Neue verbesserte Ausgabe. 3 Bde. Altenburg, Richter, 1797. Halblederbde. d. Zt. mit 2 verschiedenfarbigen, geprägten Rückenschildchen; berieben u. etw. bestoßen, die kl. Schildchen mit der Bandnummerierung u. Deckelecken beschabt. Goed. IV/1, 592, 4; Kaldewey, Kat. "Hêhres und Triviales", III, 166: "Der erste weibliche Entwicklungsroman d. Zt.", in dem das Leben der Briefschreiberin von den Mädchenjahren bis zur Geburt des ersten Kindes geschildert wird. "In der Romanperson des Oheims wird ihr Mann La Roche gezeichnet, in der des Clebergs Sophiens Jugendfreund Wieland" (Kaldewey). Die hier vorliegende zweite, im Originalverlag erschienene Auflage, ist ebenso selten wie die Erstausgabe. Exemplar aus dem Vorbesitz von "Jenny Droste-Hülshoff" (handschriftlicher Eintrag in allen drei Bänden). Jenny (1795-1859) ist die ältere Schwester Annette v. Droste-Hülshoffs. Nachdem sie den wesentlich älteren Freiherrn v. Lassberg geheiratet hatte und mit ihm das Alte Schloss in Meersburg bezog, kam Annette häufig zu Besuch an den Bodensee und lebte schließlich seit 1841 bis zu ihrem Tode vornehmlich dort. - Durchgängig gebräunt u. stockfleckig, mehrere Paginierungsfehler zum Schluss von Band 2 (aber so vollständig). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Complete Angler; or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse On Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish and Fishing: In Two Parts. The First Part Written By Mr. Isaac Walton, The Second By Charles Cotton, Esq, with The Lives Of The Authors, and Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory by Sir John Hawkins.

      F. and C. Rivington and others,, London: 1797 - Very good+ in full medium brown diced calf with a professional reback of the spine upon which has been placed a gilt on red leather spine label and gilt tooling. The front and rear boards have contemporary diced leather within a gilt double border. The end sheets are contemporary marbled paper. A small octavo measuring 7 5/8 by 4 5/8 inches lacking the 1/2 title page as is typical with this title. The tips of both boards have been bumped with the leather worn through to the underlying material. Part I of the book contains The Life of Mr. Isaac Walton in lxxvi (76) pages followed by Walton's The Complete Angler containing 262 pages, a page of explanation and three plates of illustrations as well as two music plates facing pages 204 and 262. Part II of the book contains Some Account of the Life and Writings of Charles Cotton, Esq. xxxii (32) pages; followed by Part II of The Complete Angler of 111 pages after which is an index. Although titled "Sixth Edition" this is actually the seventh "Hawkins" edition. (Wood, A Bibliography of The Complete Angler, p.32; Thacher, p.540) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Brief mit e. U.

      Wien, 8. III. 1797. - 1 S. 4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Ihre letzt verlangten Statuta Carthusiensia sind sogleich per Postwagen an Sie abgegangen, wovon ich guten Empfang wünsche, und da heute so eben mein schöner Auktionskatalog fertig geworden, so sende ich Ihnen selben, weil der Auktions Termin schon sehr nahe ist, mit der Briefpost [.]". - Etwas angestaubt und fleckig.

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        Gesamtansicht; darüber Porträt von Kaiser Leopold II. und Erklärungen ('Breßlau').

      - kolorierter Kupferstich v. Georg Hisler aus Sächsischer Postillion b. Völkel in in Löbau & Joh. Gottfried Baumann in Zittau, 1797, 18,5 x 29,5 Breslau (Wroclaw): coloured cooper-engraving from Georg Hisler out Sächsischer Postillion by Völkel in in Löbau & Joh. Gottfried Baumann in Zittau, 18,5 x 29,5 cm, 1797 (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Bandi piemontesi sui generi alimentari.

      Volume rilegato (h cm. 29) in cartone rigido con tassello al piatto anteriore, contenente: 1) Disposizioni per la distribuzione a prezzo agevolato del riso per due giorni a settimana tramite due botteghe, nella piazza Carlina e nella piazza del Mercato del Bosco, assistita da due guardie civiche. Torino, dal Palazzo di Citt?, 24 luglio 1797, foglio stampato recto/verso, di cm. 19 x 28, a firma segretario Marchetti. 2) Fissata la tassa del pane : li grizzini biscotti e i micconi di puro fioretto, il pane bianco alla francese, le grizzie e micconi in farina naturale, il pane bruno. Torino, per gli eredi Avondo, 1797, foglio di cm. 19 x 28 con stemma reale xilografico, a firma Conte Frichignono e segretario Ardy. 3) Tassa da osservarsi : formaggi nostrali di fea vecchia, formaggi nostrali di fea dell?annata, formaggi di pecora di montagna iovani, fontine giovani della Valle di Lanzo, Grivere di Svizzera dette di Sbrinzo vecchie, Grivere di Savoja vecchie, Formaggi lodeggiani e piacentini. Torino, per gli eredi Avondo, 1797, foglio di cm. 19 x 28 con stemma reale xilografico, a firma Conte Frichignono e segretario Ardy. 4) Tassa da osservarsi nella vendita dei seguenti capi: riso, farina buratata di puro formento, farina di meliga. Torino, per gli eredi Avondo, 1797, foglio di cm. 19 x 28 con stemma reale xilografico, a firma Conte Frichignono e segretario Ardy.

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        The History of Pennsylvania, In North America

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

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        I. Nya Jerusalems lära om Herren. II. Nya Jerusalems lära om den heliga skrift.

      Utan tryckort [Stockholm, Kumblinska tryckeriet.]. 1797 och 1801. Två arbeten bundna i en volym, (2),154 + (4), 116 s. Samtida halvskinnband. Namnteckning (Denna bok tillhör Anders Gustaf Kjellberg, 1843). Nyare Exlibris på insidan av främre pärmen. Första halvan av det förra arbetet har ljus fuktfläck på dessa sidors övre del. Några noteringar i bläck i volymens senare arbete. Här finns även maskhål i yttre snittet som givit papperförlust på några sidor, men ingen textförlust. Bandet har lätt slitage på hörnen men är för övrigt i mycket fint skick.. Författaren är ej angiven på titelsidorna

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        Dam Amsterdam - vismarkt, Thomas Rowlandson.

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

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        Hippolitus

       Kupferstich. Evans, London, 1797. (49 cm x 63,5 cm). Original Holzrahmen der Zeit, unter Glas. (58,5 cm x 73 cm). (etwas fleckig u. berieben/Rahmen berieben/mit Gebrauchsspuren.) Siehe Bild Versand D: 5,90 EUR Graphik

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        A Treatise on the Disorders incident to Horned Cattle, comprising a Description of their Symptoms, and the most rational Methods of Cure, founded on long experience. To which is added, Receipts for curing the Gripes, Staggers, and Worms in Horses; and an Appendix, containing instructions for Extracting of Calves

      [Stourbridge]: Printed and sold at Stourbridge. Sold also by T. Hurst, Messrs. Longman and Rees, and Messrs. Rivington, 1797. xii, 131, [1], xiv [misprinted "ziv"], [4] pp., with half-title and 14pp. list of subscribers, a 'Caution to the Practitioner' leaf at end, errata leaf, a few spots in the text, original boards, uncut, lacks back-strip (cords showing), otherwise a very good copy in original state. First published in Stourbridge by Rollason in 1797, this edition is a reissued with a new title-page. Both edition are rare; ESTC locating 5 copies (2/3) of the Stourbridge edition and 5 copies (4/1) of this reissue (neither in the British Library); Dingley, 229; Smith II, p. 227.

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        Voyage à Saint-Domingue, pendant les années 1788, 1789, et 1790.

      chez Cocheris, A Paris 1797 - 2 tome en 1 vol. in-8 de (4)-309-(1) pp. et (4)-265-(1) pp., basane havane marbrée, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Petit cousin du célèbre général girondin le baron de Wimpffen (1744-1814), philosophe et aussi libérale que le lui permettaient ses intérêts ; il se veut ni esclavagiste, ni anti-esclavagiste. Son récit, très original, est en majorité basé sur ses observations mais aussi sur ce qu'on lui a rapporté. « Il nous dira le fort et le faible de notre plus riche colonie à la veille de sa ruine. Il déchiffrera comme un vrai devin, dans le brouillard de l'avenir, le sort qui attend des colons qui jouent avec le feu en jonglant, devant des noirs esclaves et nullement traités en frères, avec les grands mots de liberté, d'égalité et de fraternité. Au fil des lignes se dégage un tableau alerte du monde antillais, brossé souvent avec justesse, parfois sur le ton cruel du persiflage » (Pierre Pluchon). 1 tableau dépliant : Chefs-lieux ou juridictions - Quartiers ou Paroisses - Nombres de Nègres. Chadenat, I, 208 : « Très rare » ; Sabin, II, 104711. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sermon predicado el dia 15 de enero de 1797. en la solemne profesion de religiosa de coro que con el nombre de Sor Juana Maria de Guadalupe hizo doña Juana Maria Josefa Sanchez Leñero, en el Monasterio de religiosas domínicas de Santa Maria de Gracia de la ciudad de Guadalaxara.

      Guadalaxara: Impreso en la oficina de M. Valdés Tellez Giron Small 4to (20 cm; 8"). [4] ff., 32 pp.. 1797 González de Candamo offers advice to a nun on the day she takes her final vows: Sor Juana Maria de Guadalupe, as she will be, is formally instructed from the pulpit on the meaning of her vows, how to be a good "bride of Christ," the need to obey the Dominican rule, etc. This is an early Guadalajara imprint, the first item having come off a press there in 1793. The print shop made an error in printing the title-page: The word "Guadalupe" was originally printed as "Guadalule" and has been => corrected by pasting a slip of paper (with the letters "pe") over the last two letters. In original plain paper wrappers. Mild dust-soiling.

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        Sermon predicado el dia 15 de enero de 1797. en la solemne profesion de religiosa de coro que con el nombre de Sor Juana Maria de Guadalupe hizo doña Juana Maria Josefa Sanchez Leñero, en el Monasterio de religiosas domínicas de Santa Maria de Gracia de la ciudad de Guadalaxara.

      Guadalaxara: Impreso en la oficina de M. Valdés Tellez Giron Small 4to (20 cm; 8"). [4] ff., 32 pp.. 1797 González de Candamo offers advice to a nun on the day she takes her final vows: Sor Juana Maria de Guadalupe, as she will be, is formally instructed from the pulpit on the meaning of her vows, how to be a good "bride of Christ," the need to obey the Dominican rule, etc. This is an early Guadalajara imprint, the first item having come off a press there in 1793. The print shop made an error in printing the title-page: The word "Guadalupe" was originally printed as "Guadalule" and has been => corrected by pasting a slip of paper (with the letters "pe") over the last two letters. In original plain paper wrappers. Mild dust-soiling.

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        THE VIRTUOSO'S COMPANION AND COIN COLLECTORS GUIDE

      London: Publish';d for the Proprietor by M. Denton, No 139 St. Johns St West Smithfield, 1797. Eight volumes, complete, bound in two. 12mo, handsomely bound in matching early dark brown calf; spines with five raised bands; crimson and black spine labels diminutively lettered in gilt; remaining four spine compartments richly decorated in a floral motif; sides paneled in gilt and in blind; board edges hatched in gilt; decorative blind inner dentelles; fine-combed marbled English endpapers. Finely engraved frontispiece of "History protecting Medals from the Ravages of Time" by T. Prattent, dated 1796; 8 original engraved titles, all dated 1797, each sequentially numbered in ink; single leaf Preface; 4 page Observations on Coins by James Wright; 15, (1) page Index; 8 page Index, to the Continuation; concluding 7, (1) page Index; 240 original engraved plates; each of which depicts both sides of four tokens. Minimal rubbing to binding extremities and occasional light foxing / discoloration; a few margins neatly strengthened. A charming, extremely attractive set. Overall, this is perhaps the finest set we have ever encountered of this classic series of plates, the only comprehensive early work depicting eighteenth-century English tokens. Issued serially over three years, complete sets are today decidedly rare. The preface proposed to issue "fac-similes of four hundred and eighty different Coins, in four Volumes twelves, with an elegant frontispiece, at the price of twenty shillings." After the four volumes had appeared such a wealth of tokens remained un-illustrated that it was decided to extend the series to eight volumes. Initiated by Denton, the last two parts were published by Prattent. The work appeared at ten- to fourteen-day intervals, price sixpence: three plates depicting twelve tokens comprising a number. Given the method of distribution, the change in publisher (many sets are comprised of only the first 180 plates), and the proclivity of early collectors to cut up plates to illustrate other books, it is not surprising that few complete sets have survived, especially with the various indexes and other textual enhancements. A blank leaf preceding the pertinent title in each volume is inscribed in ink: "Homer R. Stephens, Fernbrook Park, Ossining, N.Y., 1937." Included are a number of neat, light pencil notations on the plates, probably accomplished by an earlier collector and mainly describing edge varieties in the scribe's collection.

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        Edward Barnard; Or, Merit exalted; Containing The history Of the Edgerton family.

      

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        Voyage de La Pérouse autour du monde, ... rédigé par M. L.A. Milet-Mureau, ...Paris, Plassan, 1798. 4 text volumes (8vo) & atlas (folio). The atlas with engraved portrait of La Pérouse, engraved title-page and 69 engraved plates (35 full-page views and illustrations, and 34 folding maps and charts). Text vols. contemporary gold-tooled tree-pattern tanned sheepskin; atlas in matching tree-pattern tanned half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. All volumes rebacked in calf, with the original backstrips laid down.

      Ferguson 268; Forbes 286; Hill 973 (lacking atlas); Howgego L20; Judd, Voyages to Hawaii 102 (lacking atlas); Sabin 38960. Second or third edition in the original French, "the basis for editions in several foreign languages" (Anker), of La Pérouse's important Pacific voyage, first published in 1797. La Pérouse commanded an ambitious scientific expedition to the Pacific with the objective to establish trade contacts and to explore territories left uncharted by Cook. Fitted out with two ships, L'Astrolabe and La Bousole, the expedition sailed from Brest in August 1785. They called at Chile, Hawaii, Alaska, Macao, Manila, Terney, Kamchatka, Samoa and Tonga, reaching Botany Bay (Australia) in January 1788. La Pérouse weighed anchor in March of the same year. He sailed north into the Pacific and was never seen again. Some 40 years later Peter Dillon discovered the wreckage of his ships off Vanikoro.From the library of the Grafen von Ludolf. The text volumes and some plates somewhat foxed, the atlas frontispiece and title-page slightly dirty, some maps and charts with small tears at the folds, but still in good condition, most of the plates very good. All volumes rebacked (as noted), the atlas worn and the corners damaged. "An octavo edition of the La Pérouse voyage which is less often found than the official quarto edition" (Forbes).

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        Die Kunst das menschliche Leben zu verlängern. ( I. Theoretischer Theil. II. Practischer Theil ) Erstausgabe !

      Akademische Buchhandlung, Jena 1797 - 8°, XXIV / 696 S., Hlwd., mit gepr. Umschlagpapier ( Foto ), Frontispitz von Stroelzel, Ecken gering bestoßen, Kanten leicht beschabt, Vorsätze und Titelblatt fleckig, sonst sehr guter Zustand. 16 / Sch Foto Sprache: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Lorenzo de' Medici, Called The Magnificent. By William Roscoe. The Third Edition, Corrected. Vol. I [II]

      London: Printed For A. Strahan, T. Cabell... 1797. Two quarto volumes: 2 p. l., xxvi p., 1 leaf, 320, 136 p., portrait frontispiece (signatures: a-d4, A-3L4); 2 p. l., 312, 48, 111, [112], 11 p. (2 leaves, B-3P4, 3Q2). Engraved illustrations throughout. The Appendix to Volume I (136 p.) contains 42 documents; the Appendix to Volume II (111 p.) contains 85 documents. "Poesie del Magnifico Lorenzo de Medici; tratte da testi a penna della Libreria Mediceo-Laurenziana", 48 p. in Vol. II. "Description of plates", Vol. II, p. [112]. First published London, 1795. "One of the few historians of the early nineteenth century to attempt a Kulturgeschichte of the Renaissance period was that strangely erudite Liverpool attorney, William Roscoe. His work deserves mention in any history of Renaissance historiography, not only for the immense stimulus it gave to Italian studies, but also for the direction it gave to many later interpretations. Roscoe conceived the whole cultural revival of the Renaissance in Italy as centering about the Medici family, as indeed largely the product of that family's intelligent direction and liberal patronage" (Ferguson, The Renaissance in Historical Thought, p. 164). Bound in original panelled leather, rebacked by Dragonfly. NUC 504: 53 (NR 0420586). stock#OB322.

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        Cornelii Taciti Opera. Volum. 1 (- Volum. 2)

      Ex Regio Typographeo (Bodoni), Parmae 1797 - 2 parti in 2 volumi in-8 (220x140 mm.), pp. (4), XII, (4), 379 [recte, 376]; pp. (4), 328. Dedicatoria latina a stampa di Giambattista Bodoni a Ferdinando di Borbone, infante di Spagna e duca di Parma. Legatura del tempo in mezza pelle con fregi, bodure, autore, titoli, numerazione di tomo incisi in oro, tagli spruzzati di azzurro. Impressione su carta forte degli Annali fatta con la consueta e sobria eleganza dal Bodoni. Bibliografia: Brooks, 692. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        View of Hereford

      London: Published by F. Jukes, 1797. Hand-coloured aquatint on wove paper. Very good condition apart from several light water stains in the right and left margins. A fine view of the ancient market town of Hereford, near the Welsh border, from "Series of Views on the River Wye" by Francis Jukes, one of the greatest English exponents of the art of aquatint, after a work by the landscape painter Edward Dayes. Francis Jukes was a prolific engraver, who was chiefly known for his topographical prints, the bulk of which he executed in aquatint. He contributed numerous plates to various publications including Walmsley's Views in North Wales (1792-4) and Campbell's A Journey in Scotland (1802) and collaborated on several projects with the engraver and publisher Robert Pollard. The title is actually "This distant View of Hereford...", and it indicates a different mind-set from ours by which we tend to believe a town consists of its buildings and a few prominent geographical features. In this view, only the cathedral, a couple of steeples and a few outlying houses are distantly visible. Hereford, in this rendition, is the vast space, the stormy sky and rolling fields, even the couple that walk the dusty road, the woman with a suitcase on her head, all taken together. Cf. Dictionary of National Biography ; cf. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland 545.

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        Exposé des moyens de mettre en valeur et d'administrer la Guiane, orné d'une Carte par Daniel Lescallier, Ancien ordonnateur de cette colonie, et de la Guiane Hollandaise. Nouvelle édition.

      Du Pont, Paris 1797 - In-8 de XXIV-237 pp., 1 planche dépliante, veau raciné, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en mariquin rouge, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Deuxième édition publiée l'année où le département de la Guyane fut créé par la loi du 4 brumaire an VI (25 octobre 1797) conformément à la Constitution de l'An III qui déclara les colonies françaises « parties intégrantes » de la République française tandis que l'esclavage était aboli. Daniel Lescallier (1743-1822) avait publié une première fois son Exposé en 1791 avant l'entrée en vigueur des lois du Directoire. Carte de la Guiane dressée sur les observations les plus récentes (39 x 52 cm). Chapitres : Etendue de la Guyane, sa description géographique, Bornes avec les Portugais, Borne avec la République Batave, cours de la rivière de Maroni, Nègres marons, émigrés de Surinam, Climat de la Guiane, Distinction en terres hautes et terres basses, Nature du Sol et du terrain qui le recouvre, Mines de fer à la surface de la terre, Avantages généraux que peut procurer la Guiane, Population actuelle de la Guiane, Indiens leurs différentes nations, leurs moeurs, leurs usages, Gens de couleur idées sur cette population, Blancs ouvriers, Nègres esclaves, Marronage, Projet d'émigration à la Guiane des Caraïbes de Saint-Vincent, Passage de Raynal qui fait le tableau des causes qui ont arrêté le progrès de cette colonie, Projet de déportation de forçats et de criminels amendés etc. etc. Bel exemplaire. Sabin, 40163 ; Leclerc, 884 : « Parmi tous les hommes qui ont pris part à l'administration de la Guyane, Lescallier doit être incontestablement compté au nombre des plus capables, des plus dévoués et des plus laborieux (Nouvion). »

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        Antient Metaphysics: Or, the Science of Universals. With an Appendix, Containing an Examination of the Principles of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy. Edinburgh (J. Balfour, Bell & Bradfute) and London, (T. Cadell, W. Davies), 1779, 1782, 1784, 1795, 1797, 1799.

      - First edition of one of the strangest and most intriguing products of the Scottish Enlightenment. Monboddo's epic work, published over a twenty-year period and very seldom found complete in all six volumes. 'Why ought one read it? First, the very massiveness of Antient Metaphysics allowed Monboddo to range over countless points of interest, from the origins of human society and culture, to accounts of wild children, to arguments against Hume’s racism to erudite defences of Mind against Priestleyan materialism and Lockean and Humean empiricism. It also allowed him to interrelate many points from many different perspectives and show how they form a complex system, one of the main goals of his holistic philosophy (Vol. VI, 329–30). Antient Metaphysics is also a work that is indicative of a number of strains in British philosophy, despite the pleasure which Monboddo clearly took in writing against the grain. Monboddo can be viewed as a reactionary Rousseauian in distinction from the conservative Rousseauianism found in the works of John Gregory and Lord Kames. Although Monboddo rarely mentioned Rousseau, his fascination with orangutans as the original men, and his general pessimism about the decline of man from his initial state, have a Rousseauian imprint. But, of course, there are drastic divergences from Rousseau, which signal a second set of influences. Monboddo emphasized that man’s ideal condition was not as a happy orangutan, but rather a state combining Athenian wisdom (not Spartan discipline) and Egyptian politics, drawing on Neoplatonic intellectualism and monarchy in a way entirely foreign to Rousseau. Monboddo’s variety of Neoplatonism, which he called ‘Antient Theism’, had affinities with the philosophy of Cudworth, an author whom he greatly admired Vol. I, ‘Preface’, iii) and more broadly to Cambridge Platonism (although Monboddo probably concocted much on his own). It also had great affinities with Shaftesbury and Shaftesbury’s nephew James Harris (who was Monboddo’s friend and mentor). Monboddo opposed his ‘Antient Theism’ to ‘modern theism’, which he associated in the first volume of Antient Metaphysics with the philosophies of Descartes and Newton. Descartes gradually fell away, to be replaced by Priestley in the second volume of Antient Metaphysics, but Newton was an obsession of Monboddo’s, from the work’s opening pages to its concluding paragraphs, through many books, chapters, and appendices' (Aaron Garrett, 'Introduction' to the Thoemmes Press facsimile reprint, 2003). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 6 volumes, 4to, xxi, [i], ix, ix, [1],555 (E1 and E4 bound out of sequence, 548 misnumbered 558); [xx], [iii]-xii, 461; [xv], iii, lxxx, 378; [xxx], v, [i], 408; [xxix], [i], 323; [xix] , 351,[1] pp., contemporary calf, rebacked, a few scrapes on the covers and wear at corners, old Glasgow University Library bookplates, occasional spotting, no stamps or inscriptions, a very good set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LIBERTÉ. EGALITÉ. RÉPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, UNE & INDIVISIBLE. PROCLAMATION. ANNE-JOSEPH-HYPPOLITE MALARTIC...[caption title]

      Port Nord-Ouest: Chez F.N. Bolle, 1797. single folded sheet. Contemporary manuscript notation at head of first page. Top corner torn away slightly, small dampstain at foredge. Very good. An early imprint from the colonial press at the French colony of Mauritius, also known as the Ile de France. The text deals with the defense of the island, presumably against potential English invasion. The British did contemplate an invasion in 1797, but concluded it would be too difficult and abandoned the idea. Much of the text is devoted to citing the French defense of Quebec in the French and Indian War as a heroic example, making this a most unusual piece of Canadiana. The Dutch were the first Europeans to become interested in the island, taking possession in 1598. After exploiting the island's dense forests for a century and introducing the cultivation of sugar cane and cotton, in 1710 the Dutch abandoned the colony. The French soon claimed it as "Ile de France," and the island remained under the control of the French East India Company until 1767. During the long war between France and England at the beginning of the 19th century, Mauritius proved to be an important strategic naval base. The British took charge of the island in 1810, and the Treaty of Paris confirmed official British possession in 1814. It remained an important sugar producing colony, and in the 20th century agricultural production was expanded to include tea, rice, and other produce. Printing began on Mauritius in 1768. During the French period, until 1810, only about 400 imprints were produced, mostly in the form of official documents and newspapers, though there are also almanacs and a few other items. All are quite rare. No copies located in OCLC; Toussaint locates copies at the Mauritius Archives, Archives Nationales in Paris, and the British Library. TOUSSAINT A270.

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        [MANUSCRIPT DETAILING THE SALE OF LAND FROM ROBERT MORRIS TO THE BANK OF NORTH AMERICA]

      [Philadelphia], 1797. Folio, stitched as issued. Toned, minor wear to extremities. Very good. Manuscript outlining Robert Morris' contract with the Bank of North America regarding 58 large parcels of land in central and western Pennsylvania. In an act of desperation Morris signed over his investment, attempting to appease his growing legion of creditors. Morris, with his two partners, James Greenleaf and John Nicholson, formed the North American Land Company in 1795. The company acquired nearly six million acres of land which was put into a trust, with stock being issued at $100 per share, and each share representing two hundred acres of real estate. When the market for real estate investment collapsed due to the Napoleonic Wars and the Panic of 1797, Morris was besieged with creditors. Though Morris made several attempts, such as this sale, to raise funds he was eventually sent to debtor's prison where he remained for three and a half years. The official document bears the original wax and seals of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia.

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        A DEFENCE OF THE CONSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AGAINST THE ATTACK OF M. TURGOT IN HIS LETTER TO DR. PRICE, DATED THE TWENTY-SECOND DAY OF MARCH, 1778

      Philadelphia, 1797. Antique-style half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt with leather labels. Contemporary ownership signature of John Lorimer Graham on titlepages, light foxing. Very good. Styled the "third edition." The first volume was first published in London in 1787. The second and third volumes, issued later than the first, contain descriptions of the Italian republics of the Middle Ages as well as a lengthy analysis of "the Right Constitution of a Commonwealth." This work is one of the most important and widely read of the many writings of the important Revolutionary figure and second president of the United States. At the time Adams wrote this work he was serving as the first United States ambassador in England, an uncomfortable position for a recent rebel, but he was ever ready to argue the American point of view. Here he forcibly states the principles on which he perceived the United States to be founded. The book was popular and went through numerous editions. Its issuance as the Federal Constitutional Convention was assembling added to its popularity and resulted in several American reprintings, and according to the DAB, "its timeliness gave it vogue." Later, Adams' detractors sought to find in it a hidden desire for a monarchy. This copy belonged to John Lorimer Graham, a distinguished New York City attorney, and at times Postmaster of the city, who had signed and dated the titlepages of each volume. Graham acquired the volumes when he was a legal student, in 1817. He also wrote out at some later point an appreciative appraisal of the work, bound in the front of the first volume. HOWES A60, "aa." EVANS 31689-31691. SABIN 235. GEPHART 8687.

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        Versuche uber die gereizte Muskel- und Nervenfaser nebst Vermuthungen über den chemischen Process des Lebens in der Thier- und Pflanzenwelt.

       Posen, Decker u. Berlin, Rottmann 1797. Bd. 1 (v. 2 ) ap. 8°. 3 Bll., 495 (1) S. Mit 8 gefalt. Kupfertaf. HLdr. d. Zt. Berieb. Erste Bll. gestemp. Durchgeh. FeuchtigkeitsrandWellcome III, 314; Goed. VI, 261, 5 - Erste Ausgabe von Humboldts erstem größerem Werk, mit dem er zum Begründer der Nervenphysiologie wurde. \"Durch die exaktesten Versuche erforschte H. den Einfluss von Licht, Warme, Magnetismus und Elektrizitat auf das Nervensystem und versuchte nachzuweisen, dass die Nerventatigkeit auf dem Galvanismus oder einer ihm analogen Kraft, die aber mit der sog. Lebenskraft nicht identisch sei, beruhe\" (Hirsch-H. III, 337). - First edition of Humboldt`s first major work. The foundation of physiology of the nerves. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Naturwissenschaften, Medizin

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        Bulletin des sciences, par la Société philomathique de Paris.

      de l'Imprimerie de Du Pont 1797-1804, A Paris - 90 livraisons reliées en 1 vol. in-4 de 192-192-336 (mal chiffré 236) pp., veau raciné, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin havane et vert (reliure de l'époque). Importante collection du Bulletin des sciences de la Société philomathique fondé par Augustin-François de Silvestre, du n°1 de Germinal an 5 (Avril 1797) au n°90 de Fructidor an 12 (septembre 1804). Seules les six dernières livraisons (91-96) manquent (octobre 1804 - mars 1805). 48 planches gravées, la plupart dépliantes. Admis dans la société intime des savants les plus distingués de l'époque, Augustin-François de Silvestre (1762-1851) rencontra Lavoisier, d'Aubenton, Borde, Lagrange, Laplace, Coulains, Romé de Lisle, Haüy, Fourcroy, Vicq d'Azir, Hallé et plusieurs autres l'honorèrent de leur amitié. Il se lia aussi avec quelques jeunes gens studieux qui suivaient différentes branches de la carrière des sciences ; ils se réunissaient souvent pour se communiquer leurs observations et les résultats de leurs recherches ; ils sentirent combien ces communications réciproques sur des objets qui ont entre eux des liaisons intimes, étendaient et fortifiaient leurs études : ils formèrent, en 1788, la Société Philomatique, qui s'est rassemblée longtemps chez Augustin-François de Silvestre et dont il a été pendant 14 ans secrétaire. La société qui se réunissait une fois par semaine, et qui jouissait d'une haute réputation, a recueilli dans son sein une grande partie des membres de l'ancienne Académie royale des sciences, lorsqu'une mesure révolutionnaire eut détruit toutes les académies. Lavoisier fut parmi les premiers à adhèrer à la Société philomatique et fut bientôt rejoint par presque tous les membres de l'Académie. Parmi ses travaux fondamentaux, la société s'était imposé l'obligation de reproduire avec exactitude toutes les expériences remarquables qui étaient annoncées en Europe : histoire naturelle, anatomie, physique, chimie, médecine, arts mécaniques, économie rurale, commerce et mathématiques y sont à l'honneur. Principaux membres : Lamarck, Brongniart, Vauquelin, Chappe, Lacroix, Berthollet, Fourcroy, Monge, Prony, Laplace, Haüy, Cuvier, Larrey, Bouillon-Lagrange, Lacépède, Chaptal, Biot, Deleuze, Sennebier. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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