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        General Chart colony of the cape of good hope

      Artist: Barrow John (d) ; date: (d)1798 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 46 x 70; - description: Map shows the south part of Africa and the Cap of good hope

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        Franz Sternbalds Wanderungen. Eine altdeutsche Geschichte. 2 Bände. VI, 375 S.; Titel, 410 S. Gute Halblederbde d. Z. (kaum merklich abweichend) mit Rückenvergoldung und 2 farb. Rückenschildern.

      Berlin, Johann Friedrich Unger, 1798. - Erste Ausgabe des bedeutenden Künstlerromans der Frühromantik. "Der Sternbald nimmt in der Geschichte des deutschen Künstlerromans einen wichtigen Platz ein. In ihm wurden erstmals die Grundstrukturen des romantischen Kunstwollens, die Unendlichkeitssehnsucht, als deren allegorische Entsprechung die Landschaft gilt, dichterisch formuliert. Sein Einfluß auf die Malerei und Kunsttheorie der Romantik ist nicht zu unterschätzen" (KNLL). In der nur hier abgedruckten 'Nachschrift an den Leser' berichtet Tieck über die Entstehung der 'Wanderungen' und den Zusammenhang mit den gemeinsam mit Wackenroder verfassten 'Herzensergießungen'. Den großen Eindruck, den Tiecks Buch damals machte, gibt am besten eine Äußerung Friedrich Schlegels wieder: "Es ist ein göttliches Buch, und es heißt wenig, wenn man sagt, es sei Tiecks bestes. Es ist der erste Roman seit Cervantes, der romantisch ist und darüber ." – 2 Exlibris. Titel verso mit kleinem Sammlerstempel. Gering fleckig, am Anfang und am Schluss stärker. Breitrandiges Exemplar. – Goed. VI 37, 46; Borst 829. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of the Life and Administration of Sir Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford. With original correspondence and authorised papers. Never before published. 3 vols. 4to.

      T. Cadell jr. and W. Davies. 1798 Front. vol. I, table, plates. Fine set in early 19thc full red morocco by J. Clarke, elaborate gilt borders, edges, dentelles & spines, green labels. A lovely copy. Armorial bookplates of T. Towlerton Leather.ESTC T133958, large paper copy with divisional titles. John Towlerton Leather, 1804-1885, was a Yorkshire civil engineer of Leventhorpe Hall, Leeds. Clarke, the binder, is recorded by Ramsden, p.50.

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        Le isole de Gli Amici delineate

      Artist: Cassini Giovanni Maria (d) ; issued in: Rome; date: (d)1798 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 47,5 x 34,5; - description: Map shows the Friendly Islands ( Kingdom of Tonga). The Tongan people first encountered Europeans in 1616 when the Dutch vessel Eendracht, captained by Willem Schouten, made a short visit to trade. Later came other Dutch explorers, including Jacob Le Maire.Tonga became known in the West as the Friendly Islands because of the congenial reception accorded to Captain James Cook on his first visit in 1773. ; - vita of the artist: Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745 - ca. 1824) Rom, was a noted geographer, engraver, and publisher in Rome. He was one of the last of the fine Italian globe makers active at the end of the 18th century. Cassini made Terrestrial and Celestial Globes in 1790 and 1792. He also published the twelve terrestrial and twelve celestial globe gores that formed these globes in his atlas "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale" along with rules for the construction of globes and globe gores.

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        CONGRESSIONAL PUGILISTS [caption title].

      Philadelphia. 1798. - Etching, 8 1/4 x 10 inches. Margins slightly trimmed, some spotting, two short closed marginal tears, contemporary ink chronology of the events leading to the fight. Overall very good. Mounted and framed. A famous cartoon depicting one of the most violent political episodes in the early history of the United States - the fight between Congressmen Matthew Lyon and Roger Griswold on the floor of the House of Representatives. The episode points out the roiling enmity between Jeffersonian Republicans and Federalists in the era of the Alien and Sedition Acts. The immediate cause of the brawl was a personal insult. Shortly after taking a vote on the impeachment of Senator William Blount, Matthew Lyon, a Republican Representative from Vermont, called into question the honor of Connecticut Federalists. Roger Griswold, a Connecticut Federalist, replied by recalling an incident in which Lyon had supposedly been forced to wear a wooden sword as a mark of cowardice while in the Continental Army. Lyon's response was to spit in Griswold's face, after which the Connecticut Federalist left the House chamber. Two weeks later, on Feb. 15, 1798, Griswold attacked Lyon with a hickory walking stick, at which point Lyon grabbed a pair of tongs from the fireplace in Congress Hall and defended himself. It is this scene that is depicted in the print, with Griswold swinging his walking stick and kicking at Lyon, and Lyon swinging back with the tongs while a throng in the chamber looks on excitedly. Three of the onlookers, House Speaker Jonathan Dayton and the Clerk and Chaplain of the House, are all identified by name in the edge of the print. Fowble notes that two different cartoons of the brawl between Lyon and Griswold were produced, the other entitled CUDGELING AS BY LATE ACT IN CONGRESS. The anonymous artist who created CONGRESSIONAL PUGILISTS so exaggerated the features of the onlookers that they needed to be identified at the edge of the image. Reilly, in his catalogue of American political prints in the Library of Congress, describes three different states of CONGRESSIONAL PUGILISTS. This copy conforms to the third state, with the address "S.E. Cor. 6th & Chesnut St." in the lower right corner and with the number "17" in the upper right. Of additional interest are the contemporary ink notations at bottom, being a timeline and related notes regarding Lyon and Griswold. The notes begin, "Jan. 1798 Matthew Lyon spat in Roger Griswold's face Feb. 15 Griswold assaults Lyon as above." A great American political cartoon of the Federalist Era, showing the deep enmity involved in the nation's politics, even at an early date. WEITENKAMPF, p.12. FOWBLE 329. MURRELL, pp.43, 45. REILLY 1798-1. SNYDER, pp.212-13. EVANS 33491. REESE, FEDERAL HUNDRED 70.

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        The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire. Complete Set of 2 Volumes (all published). With an original Plan of Wolverhampton, A large map of Staffordshire, Engravings of Boscobel House, The Pedigree of Turton, Etchings of Kings Bromley, Pipe Ridware House, Lichfield, Site of Blythbury Priory, Mavesyn Ridware, Cathedral of Lichfield, View of Freeford, etc. etc. Volume I - Containing the Ancient and Modern History of Thirty Parishes in the Hundred of Offlow, arranged Geographically, with an Appendix of the most curious Charters &c. Illustrated with sixty-two copper plates and a copious Index / Volume II - Part1 (all published) - Containing the Prefatory Introduction, commencing with a Series of Original Letters from Plot's time to the present General and Natural History &c. Ancient and Modern History of the remaining Parishes in the Hundred of Offlow and the Whole of Seisdon, arranged Geographically with an Appendix of curious Charters and other additions and Corrections &c. Illustra

      Large-Folio. Volume I: Folded Map of Staffordshire by W.Faden, Portrait of Rev. Shaw (detached), XXIV, (2), 125, XXXVIII, 434, 38 pages / Volume II, Part I: A Plan of Wolverhampton, XXXII, 290, 20 pages. With a double-page plan, a large, folded county map (coloured), 82 engraved plates, numerous vignettes within the text and 3 folded pedigree - tables. Modern Hardcover. Exceptionally restored. This work is difficult to handle if not in a sturdy binding ! Original Edition in professionally rebound halfleather with gilt lettering on spine and extra-strong boards, suited for this heavy set. This masterpiece of underestimated english local history is of great interest because of its fold out maps and numerous large folio etchings. Includes the two Fronticpiece-Maps: "The County of Staffordshire from the Improved Map in six sheets by W.Yates - published by W.Faden, Charing Cross, 1798" and " A Plan of Wolverhampton, surveyed in MDCCL by Isaac Taylor and engraved by Thomas Jefferys" /

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        Contradiction or a Strange Consolation.

      London at Ackermann's Oct. 10 1798 - Broadside, oblong 4to., plate size 10" x 8", hand coloured engraving by Cruickshank, minor usage, printed one side as issued. A Satire on Contradiction. Two neighbours meet with dialogue "Ah how do Neighbour? - Why not very well. Ive been married since I saw you last - Married! thats good news indeed - Nay not so good neither for I married a shrew - thats bad indeed - no not so bad neither for I had £200 with her - Thats well again - no not so well neither I laid it all out in sheep & they died of the rot-." No copy traced.

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        Faust der große Mann, oder seine Wanderungen durch die Welt mit dem Teufel bis in die Hölle. Erster und Zweyter Theil. [kmpl.]. [Nach Friedrich Maximilian Klinger]. Erstausg.

      Wien u. Prag, bey Franz Haas, [1798]. - 2 Bll., 258 S., 3 Bll., (der zweite Teil ab S.133), mit zwei gest. Frontispiz u. Titevignetten, Kl.-8°, Floral gemustertes Leinen (um 1880) mit goldgepr. Rückenschild u. Kopfgoldschnitt (beide zus. in einem Bd.) Engel 1376: "Der Titelkupfer, ganz in dem Ton der Vignette, zeigt die S.40 geschilderte Erscheinung des Geistes, gezeichnet von V. Kininger, gestochen von J. Neidl. [.] In den Titeln und Titelkupfern dieses Buches herrscht eine große Verwirrung, denn meistens fehlt den Exemplaren, welche in den antiquarischen Handel kommen, der Haupttitel, und es sind unrichtige Titel aus Faust dem Morgenländer oder aus Klinger's Faust beigegeben, wie auch unrichtige Titelbilder. Die Unverschämtheit der antiquarischen Buchhändler geht so weit, daß sogar an Stelle des fehlenden Haupttitels Kupferstiche eingeklebt werden, welche mit dem Inhalte der Erzählung in gar keiner Beziehung stehen. Es giebt auch Exemplare, welche einen nachgedruckten Titel haben. [.] Dem Inhalte des Buches ist Klinger's Faust zu Grunde gelegt, jedoch sind, um bei den Katholiken keinen Anstoss zu erregen, die Geistlichen bei Klinger hier durch Personen anderer Stände vertreten. Unter anderen Zusätzen und Aenderungen ist auch Lessing's Bruchstück 'Faust und die sieben Geister' eingefügt." - Hayn-Gotendorf II, 239: "Es giebt auch Expll. mit neu gedr. Titelbl. u. der veränderten Adresse: 'Wien, in der C. Haas'schen Buchhandlung', o.J. Mit nur 1 Titelkupfer." - Ackermann V/582, 277: "Complete Exemplare dieses überaus seltenen Buches - mit den richtigen Titelkupfern [wie vorliegend] - werden bedeutend höher bewertet." - Meist fehlen die Kupfer dieses Titels oder wurden durch andere ersetzt; bei nachgedruckten Titeln auf anderem Papier weicht auch der Text von der Erstausgabe ab, z.B. ".dessen Wanderungen" oder ".mit dem Teufel durch die Welt." - Einband geringfügig fleckig; Innendeckel mit dem beeindruckenden ExLibris "E. D." (wahrscheinlich Emmy Destinn, 1878-1930, tschech. Opernsängerin, obwohl auch weitere Gestaltungen existieren; nach einem anderen Titel zu urteilen erhielten die Bücher mit diesem ExLibris gleiche Stoffeinbände); Seiten tlw. leicht fleckig, sonst ein gutes Expl. - Als erste Originalausgabe sehr selten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, This present Friday February 2, 1798 will be presented a Comedy called The Conscious Lovers...

      February 2,1798.. Broadside printed single sided. 32 x 19.5cm. Some browning, some loss at edges particularly along the upper part of the left margin. An early example of British/Chinese ephemera. Four of the eleven scenes in the entertainment this broadside promotes were of Chinese interest reflecting no doubt the great interest in things Chinese following the first British Embassy to China led by Lord Macartney in 1793. The broadside advertises a scene in an East India Company's Warehouse which transforms into a Chinese apartment, a Visit to the Great Wall of China, A Chinese and European Procession; Concluding with a Representation of a British Embassy to China with the Exchange of Presents in the Grand Hall of Audience". .

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        REPORT ON THE ARRANGEMENTS WHICH WERE MADE FOR THE INTERNAL DEFENCE OF THESE KINGDOMS, when Spain, by its armada, projected the invasion and conquest of England;

      London, State Paper Ofice, [printed by A. Strahan, 1798].. and application of the wise proceedings of our ancestors, to the present crisis of public safety, 1798. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM JOHN BRUCE TO HENRY DUNDAS. 8vo, approximately 230 x 130 mm, 9 x 5 inches, folding engraved map of the Thames, copied from a parchment of 1588, pages: [4], [1]-97, [15], [i]-cxxxviii,cxli-cccxxviii, 2 leaves folding, full calf binding, rebacked at sometime, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, double gilt rules to edges of covers, marbled endapers. Binding worn, rubbed and scuffed, hinges cracked and neatly strengthened inside with cloth, covers still attached but hinges weak, pale offset on map and pages either side, pale browning to a few pages at beginning and end, occasional fox spot to main body of text otherwise text clean. On signature B, written in old ink in top margin " State Paper Office, May 17th 1798. Sir- then in the lower margin of page 97 "I have the honor to be Sir your most obedient and faithful Servant John Bruce. Right Honorable Henry Dundas". John Bruce was "Tutor to Robert Saunders Dundas, the son of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, Bruce was rewarded by a share, with Sir James Hunter Blair, 1st Baronet of the reversion of the patent of king's printer and stationer for Scotland; and was appointed keeper of the state paper office, secretary for the Latin language to the Privy Council, and official historiographer to the East India Company from 1801. Wikipedia". ESTC T77289. According to ESTC the work was not published. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Anleitung zur primitiven gabalistischen Wissenschaft, und zur symbolischen Zahlenkenntniß für alle Sprachen anwendbar. Den Söhnen des Lichts gewidmet. Erstausg.

      "Gedruckt zu Heliopolis in Egypten" [wohl Wien; keine Auflösung bei Weller: Druckorte I,183], o.V., [1798]. - 1 Bl., 232 S., mit gest. Frontispiz (Titel mit Holzschnitt-Vignette), 1 Textkupfer (S.11) u. etlichen Diagrammen im Text sowie 3 gefalt. Tabellen (Tabelle der symbolischen Zahlenlehre, Tabelle der Quadratwurzeln u. Quadratzahlen, Tabelle der Bewegung der Planeten um die Sonne), Kl.-8°, Leder d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rücken u. fünf Bünden, mit Rotschnitt VD18 14506726-002; Caillet 305. - Wurde im Februar 1798, wohl kurz nach Erscheinen, in Wien von der k.k. Bücher-Censur verboten (siehe "Allg. Literatur-Zeitung vom Jahre 1798, 2. Bd."). Der Autor blieb bis heute unerkannt. Es enthält neben einigen kabbalistischen Gedanken überwiegend astrologische Berechnungen u. Bezüge. Der Titel ist auch Bestandteil der "Imaginären Bibliothek" der Internationalen Novalis-Gesellschaft. Dort werden alle Bücher gesammelt, die der Dichter Novalis gelesen hat u. die Grundlage zu seinen vielfältigen theoretischen, naturwissenschaftlich-technischen u. poetischen Arbeiten bildeten. - Etwas berieben u. bestossen; Kapitale leicht angerissen (aber fest); wenige Seiten leicht fleckig; eine der Falttaf. liegt lose bei (offenbar nie eingebunden); ein gutes Expl. - Sehr selten, nach KVK/WorldCat lassen sich nur vier Originalausgaben nachweisen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Outline of the History and Cure of Fever, Endemic and Contagious.

      Edinburgh:: Mundell & Son. Hardcover. 396 pp., 8vo. Half-leather marbled hardcovers. First edition. "More expressly the contagious fever of jails, ships, and hospitals; the concentrated endemic, vulgarly the yellow fever of the West Indies. To which is added, an explanation of the principles of military discipline & economy; w/ a scheme of medical arranfment for armies." Slight scuffing, sunning, & edgewear to boards & spine; slight cocking to spine but binding very sturdy. Moderate soiling, discoloration, & some foxing to pds & eps; also w/ some sm pencil & pen writing to fpd & ffep. Tears to hinges. Some foxing throughout slightly wrinkled textblock. . Fair. 1798.. First edition.

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        Charte von Cisalpinien nach astonomischen Bestimmungen.

      Artist: Homann Erben (d) ; issued in: Nuremberg; date: (d)1798 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 46,5 x 57,5; - description: Map shows northern Italy with the cities of Mailand, Parma, Modena, Verona, Mantua, Bologna and Rimini; - vita of the artist: Johann Babtiste Homann (1664-1724) was born in Oberkammlach, the Electorate of Bavaria. Although educated at a Jesuit school, and preparing for an ecclesiastical career, he eventually converted to Protestantism and from 1687 worked as a civil law notary in Nuremberg. He soon turned to engraving and cartography; in 1702 he founded his own publishing house.Homann acquired renown as a leading German cartographer, and in 1715 was appointed Imperial Geographer by Emperor Charles VI. Giving such privileges to individuals was an added right that the Holy Roman Emperor enjoyed. In the same year he was also named a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. Of particular significance to cartography were the imperial printing privileges (Latin: privilegia impressoria). These protected for a time the authors in all scientific fields such as printers, copper engravers, map makers and publishers. They were also very important as a recommendation for potential customers.In 1716 Homann published his masterpiece Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt (Grand Atlas of all the World). Numerous maps were drawn up in cooperation with the engraver Christoph Weigel the Elder, who also published Siebmachers Wappenbuch.Homann died in Nuremberg. He was succeeded by the Homann heirs company, which was in business until 1848. The company was known as Homann Erben, Homanniani Heredes, or Heritiers de Homann abroad.

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        Posthumous Works [with] Memoirs

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, and G. G. and J. Robinson, 1798. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 5 vols. (4 + 1). 1st editions. 1/4 calf, marbled boards, red morocco labels to the "Posthumous Works of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" (4 volumes), black morocco label "Memoirs of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" (1 volume). Near fine, never repaired and never rebacked, all are complete with half-titles and fly-titles, the first work with the cancel (D5) in vol. II (the vol. IV contents leaf with its errata is bound here in vol. III), the second work with the portrait and errata. Ex-M. Gaskell (signature to half-title of vol. III and title page of vol. IV).

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        La Nuova Zelanda Delineata sulle Osservazioni del Capitan Cook.

      1798 - Rome, 1798. Original colour. 495 x 360mm. Near mint condition A superb example of the most decorative version of Captain Cook's map of New Zealand, published in the very scarce 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'. It marks the route of Cook during his circumnavigation of the islands and has a title cartouche depicting two natives paying homage to him, with the Endeavour at anchor in the background. Probably the most sought after map of New Zealand. MALING: New Zealand, p.70, 'one of the rarest of New Zealand maps'.

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        Antique Master Print-JESUS-JEWS-CIRCUMCISION-BOLOGNA-Guercino-Bartolozzi-c. 1798

      - Antique print, untitled. This scene shows the circumcision of Jesus. Engraving on a verge type hand laid paper. Description: Published c. 1798 (estimate). Artists and Engravers: Made by F. Bartolozzi after Barbieri / Guercino. Francesco Bartolozzi (1728-1815) was an Italian engraver, born in Florence. He moved to London in 1764, where he was a founding member of the Royal Academy.Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called Guercino (1591-1666) was a renowned Italian painter. Condition: Very good, given age. Margins with faint foxing. Collector stamp and partially wiped out manuscript writing with dating 1798 on reverse side of Chevalier J. Camberlyn (Lugt 514). Further manuscript collector annotation: No. 45 Lesieg 20(?) General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPC-P1-12 The overall size is ca. 17.1 x 25.4 inch. The image size is ca. 14.4 x 22.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 43.5 x 64.6 cm. The image size is ca. 36.6 x 57.6 cm.

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        Posthumous Works [with] Memoirs

      Printed for J. Johnson, and G. G. and J. Robinson, London 1798 - 5 vols. (4 + 1). 1st editions. 1/4 calf, marbled boards, red morocco labels to the "Posthumous Works of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" (4 volumes), black morocco label "Memoirs of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" (1 volume). Near fine, never repaired and never rebacked, all are complete with half-titles and fly-titles, the first work with the cancel (D5) in vol. II (the vol. IV contents leaf with its errata is bound here in vol. III), the second work with the portrait and errata. Ex-M. Gaskell (signature to half-title of vol. III and title page of vol. IV). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A New and General Biographical Dictionary; containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation; particularly the British and Irish A New Edition in Fifteen Volumes, Greatly Enlarged and Improved.

      London: G. G. and J. Robinson [and 26 others], 1798 - 15 volumes, octavo (209 x 125 mm). Near-contemporary tree calf, flat spines, titles to red labels to spines, edges sprinkled blue. Bookplate of E. S. Graham to front pastedowns. Slight rubbing to extremities, occasional wear to tips, top edges dust toned, a couple of front free endpapers creased, light foxing to endpapers; an excellent set. Bound with the half-titles. First edition thus, published under the editorship of writer and translator William Tooke (c.1744–1820). The General Biographical Dictionary was originally published in 1761 in 11 volumes, with a supplement released in 1767, "though the work is apparently extended only by the addition of three volumes, the actual augmentation is much greater" (preface). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        1798 Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, Makes Recommendations to King George III

      1798 - In this manuscript document signed by Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, as Commander-in-Chief in the summer of 1798, he makes recommendations for a number of specific military promotions: two in Light Dragoon regiments, and several more in various Foot regiments. The suggestions are "Most Humbly Proposed to His Majesty" (the Duke's father, King George III). Written on two 13 5/8" x 18 1/2" full sheets, each folded in half and tied together with a black ribbon on the blank left margin, the proposal covers five pages. The verso of the last sheet identifies the document as "Memorandae, Regulars: 25th July 1798." Frederick, the Duke of York and Albany (1763-1827), was the second-eldest son of King George III. A career military man, he created massive and important structural and administrative reforms as Commander-in-Chief, but was mostly ineffectual in the field. There are remnants of glue and paper transfer along close to four inches of the blank left margin on the first page, a 3/4" separation at the right edge of the central horizontal fold on each sheet, and smaller separations at the tops and bottoms of both vertical folds. There is also a small amount paper loss at the right edge of the uppermost horizontal fold of just the last page and some soil, particularly at the edges of the document and on the last page. Otherwise in very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Oeuvres De Condillac Complà te en 23 volumes; Revues, corrigees par L' Auteur, imprimees sur ses manuscripts autographes.

      A Paris de l'imprimerie de Ch. H 1798 - Complete set of Condillacs works in 23 volumes, in French. Bound in red cloth boards, which are generally lightly rubbed. Library emblem to top of spine & number to the bottom. The occassional library inkstamp appears at the endpapers. Vol. 8 has 5 fold out plates in the back. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        REPORT ON THE ARRANGEMENTS WHICH WERE MADE FOR THE INTERNAL DEFENCE OF THESE KINGDOMS, when Spain, by its armada, projected the invasion and conquest of England

      London, State Paper Ofice, [printed by A. Strahan, 1798]. and application of the wise proceedings of our ancestors, to the present crisis of public safety, 1798. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM JOHN BRUCE TO HENRY DUNDAS. 8vo, approximately 230 x 130 mm, 9 x 5 inches, folding engraved map of the Thames, copied from a parchment of 1588, pages: [4], [1]-97, [15], [i]-cxxxviii,cxli-cccxxviii, 2 leaves folding, full calf binding, rebacked at sometime, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, double gilt rules to edges of covers, marbled endapers. Binding worn, rubbed and scuffed, hinges cracked and neatly strengthened inside with cloth, covers still attached but hinges weak, pale offset on map and pages either side, pale browning to a few pages at beginning and end, occasional fox spot to main body of text otherwise text clean. On signature B, written in old ink in top margin " State Paper Office, May 17th 1798. Sir- then in the lower margin of page 97 "I have the honor to be Sir your most obedient and faithful Servant John Bruce. Right Honorable Henry Dundas". John Bruce was "Tutor to Robert Saunders Dundas, the son of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, Bruce was rewarded by a share, with Sir James Hunter Blair, 1st Baronet of the reversion of the patent of king's printer and stationer for Scotland; and was appointed keeper of the state paper office, secretary for the Latin language to the Privy Council, and official historiographer to the East India Company from 1801. Wikipedia". ESTC T77289. According to ESTC the work was not published. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Posthumous Works [with] Memoirs

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, and G. G. and J. Robinson, 1798. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 5 vols. (4 + 1). 1st editions. 1/4 calf, marbled boards, red morocco labels to the "Posthumous Works of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" (4 volumes), black morocco label "Memoirs of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" (1 volume). Near fine, never repaired and never rebacked, all are complete with half-titles and fly-titles, the first work with the cancel (D5) in vol. II (the vol. IV contents leaf with its errata is bound here in vol. III), the second work with the portrait and errata. Ex-M. Gaskell (signature to half-title of vol. III and title page of vol. IV).

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        Ausführliche Beschreibung der Sprachmaschinen oder sprechenden Figuren mit unterhaltenden Erzählungen und Geschichten erläutert

      Nürnberg, Johann Eberhard Zeh 1798.. Mit zwei gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 1 Textholzschnitt und 1 gefalteten Tabelle. 154 S. Pappband des späten 19. Jhdts. mit rotem Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. 19,8 x 12,3 cm. Kein Exemplar im JBdA seit 1950; über KVK nur 2 Standorte nachweisbar (BSB München und UB Basel). - Der Verfasser bleibt ein wenig im Dunkel, ich konnte nur einen Hinweis auf bei Will, Nürnbergisches Gelehrten-Lexicon V, 125 finden: "Ein ehemaliger Kunsthändler in Nürnberg"; Will gibt den Vornamen als "Heinrich Marcus" an und verzeichnet insgesamt 5 Publikationen. H. M. Brunner, über den ich sonst bibliographisch nichts weiter in Erfahrung bringen konnte, berichtet, selbst Sprachmaschinen angefertigt zu haben, erklärt aber gleichzeitig alle, wohl in der Nachfolge Kempelens entstandenen Sprachmaschinen als Betrügereien. Der Rezensent der NADB 50. Band (1800) S. 483f. schreibt u.a.: “Nicht zu Unrecht ereifert er sich über die Leichtgläubigkeit, mit der man an vielen Orten Deutschlands den herumziehenden Glücksrittern, die durch ihre Sprachmaschinen den Leuten weissagten, Geheimnisse entdeckten u. dergl. zulief und sie bereicherte. Diese Art von Sprachmaschinen erklärt er mit Recht insgesammt für Betrügereyen, und giebt von einigen derselben, die in Deutschland gezeigt worden sind, nähere Nachricht; wenn er es aber überhaupt für unmöglich erklärt eine Sprachmaschine (versteht sich keine weissagende) zu verfertigen: so geht er zu weit, und wird durch die Erfindung des Herrn von Kempelen widerlegt. Diese aber, gerade die vorzüglichste unter allen bisher verfertigten, scheint er gar nicht zu kennen; denn er erwähnt ihrer mit keiner Sylbe.” - Siehe auch ausführlich: Gessinger, Joachim: Auge & Ohr: Studien zur Erforschung der Sprache am Menschen 1700-1850. Berlin, 1944. S. 411ff. - Mit interessantem Mediziner-Exlbris Dr. George Meyer (1860-1923; Mitbegründer der Deutschen Krebsgesellschaft). - Unbeschnitten. - Etwas berieben, oberes Kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Tls. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig

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        Geschichte der zeichnenden Künste seit ihrer Wiederauflebung bis auf die neuesten Zeiten, Bände 1, 2, 3/1, 4, 5 (= Geschichte der Künste und Wissenschaften seit der Wiederherstellung derselben bis an das Ende des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts. Zweyte Abtheilun

      Göttingen, Johann Georg Rosenbusch, 1798 - 1808. Grundlagenwerk zur Geschichte der Malerei des Malers und Kunsthistorikers Johann Dominik Fiorillo (1848 - 1821), Fiorillo lehte von 1799 an Philosophie an der Göttinger Georg-August-Universität er gilt als Begründer der Kunstgeschichte als wissenschaftlicher Disziplin in Deutschland. Das Werk enthält unter anderm Kapitel zur Geschichte der Malerei in Rom, in der Toscana, in den verschiedenen Regionen Italiens, in Frankreich, Spanien und Großbritannien. Die Bände 2, 4 und 5 mit ausführlichem Register. Buchrücken partiell etwas berieben wenige Seiten leicht gebräunt bzw. etwas fleckig. Sonst sehr gutes Exemplar dieses überaus seltenen Werkes zur Kunst- und Malereigeschichte. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Ausführliche Beschreibung der Sprachmaschinen oder sprechenden Figuren mit unterhaltenden Erzählungen und Geschichten erläutert.

      Nürnberg, Johann Eberhard Zeh 1798. - Mit zwei gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 1 Textholzschnitt und 1 gefalteten Tabelle. 154 S. Pappband des späten 19. Jhdts. mit rotem Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. 19,8 x 12,3 cm. Kein Exemplar im JBdA seit 1950; über KVK nur 2 Standorte nachweisbar (BSB München und UB Basel). - Der Verfasser bleibt ein wenig im Dunkel, ich konnte nur einen Hinweis auf bei Will, Nürnbergisches Gelehrten-Lexicon V, 125 finden: "Ein ehemaliger Kunsthändler in Nürnberg"; Will gibt den Vornamen als "Heinrich Marcus" an und verzeichnet insgesamt 5 Publikationen. H. M. Brunner, über den ich sonst bibliographisch nichts weiter in Erfahrung bringen konnte, berichtet, selbst Sprachmaschinen angefertigt zu haben, erklärt aber gleichzeitig alle, wohl in der Nachfolge Kempelens entstandenen Sprachmaschinen als Betrügereien. Der Rezensent der NADB 50. Band (1800) S. 483f. schreibt u.a.: "Nicht zu Unrecht ereifert er sich über die Leichtgläubigkeit, mit der man an vielen Orten Deutschlands den herumziehenden Glücksrittern, die durch ihre Sprachmaschinen den Leuten weissagten, Geheimnisse entdeckten u. dergl. zulief und sie bereicherte. Diese Art von Sprachmaschinen erklärt er mit Recht insgesammt für Betrügereyen, und giebt von einigen derselben, die in Deutschland gezeigt worden sind, nähere Nachricht; wenn er es aber überhaupt für unmöglich erklärt eine Sprachmaschine (versteht sich keine weissagende) zu verfertigen: so geht er zu weit, und wird durch die Erfindung des Herrn von Kempelen widerlegt. Diese aber, gerade die vorzüglichste unter allen bisher verfertigten, scheint er gar nicht zu kennen; denn er erwähnt ihrer mit keiner Sylbe." - Siehe auch ausführlich: Gessinger, Joachim: Auge & Ohr: Studien zur Erforschung der Sprache am Menschen 1700-1850. Berlin, 1944. S. 411ff. - Mit interessantem Mediziner-Exlbris Dr. George Meyer (1860-1923; Mitbegründer der Deutschen Krebsgesellschaft). - Unbeschnitten. - Etwas berieben, oberes Kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Tls. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Straußfedern. Hrsg. v. J. C. A. Musäus (Bd 1), J. G. Müller (Bde 2-3) und Ludwig Tieck (Bde 4-8). 8 Bände. Pappbde d. Z. (etwas berieben) mit farb. Rückenschild.

      Berlin und Stettin, Friedrich Nicolai, 1787-1798. - Vollständiges und sauberes Exemplar der äußerst seltenen ersten Ausgabe. Hochinteressante frühromantische Sammlung von 36 Erzählungen, darunter (nach Maassen) über 20 Stücke von Tieck im Erstdruck, die oft nicht in die späteren Gesamtausgaben aufgenommen wurden. Aus der anfänglichen Übersetzerarbeit von frz. Zeitromanen im Auftrag von Nicolai, die dieser zuerst in die Hände von Musäus legte und nach dessen Tod dem Verfasser des berühmten Romans 'Siegfried von Lindenberg', Johann Gottwerth Müller, anvertraute, entwickelte Tieck seinen später so bezeichnenden Stil. Er löste sich ganz von den Vorbildern und von dem von Nicolai vorgelegten Material und schrieb eigenständige Novellen. Unter den oft frivolen Erzählungen findet sich viel Autobiographisches, auch mit Anspielungen auf Personen der Berliner Frühromantik, auf Wackenroder, Bothe, Bernhardi u. a. Einige Texte schrieb Tieck gemeinsam mit seiner Schwester Sophie (verh. Bernhardi). "Freund Hein hat zuverläßig den sämmtlichen Autoren, denen diese Erzählungen ursprünglich zugehören, bereits den letzten Dienst erwiesen, sie insgesammt ausgebälgt und ihnen ein ewiges Stillschweigen auferlegt, ihr Gefieder ist ein Spiel der Winde worden" (Vorrede von Musäus). Musäus übersetzte 4 franz. Novellen (Bd. I), J. G. Müller von Itzehoe war Herausgeber der Bde II u. III. Tieck war für die Bde. IV-VIII verantwortlich, erweiterte die anfänglich vom Verleger Nicolai gewünschten Übersetzungen mit eigenen Erzählungen. Hier finden sich die Anfangsgründe des späteren "Königs der Romantik". Wie sich der allmähliche Übergang zur eigentlichen Romantik in dieser Sammlung dokumentiert vgl. ausführlich: Grätz, 'Das Märchen in der deutschen Aufklärung'. Der Musäus'sche Teil enthält Teufels- und Gespenstergeschichten, die wegen ihrer zweifelhaften Moral nicht mehr in die 'Volksmärchen' aufgenommen worden waren. In Band 2 findet sich eine interessante 'Rumpelstilzchen'-Variante, in Teil 3 eine Variation zu 'Des Kaisers neue Kleider' und im Tieck'schen Teil werden in der 'Merkwürdigen Lebensgeschichte Sr. Majestät Abraham Tonelli' bekannte Sagen- und Märchenmotive (Schatzsuche, tierbannender Stein, Teufelszitierung, Spuk und zahllose Tierverwandlungen) ironisch gebrochen. – Vorrede von Band 1 verbunden. Gutes Exemplar. – Goed. VI 36, 43 (Tieck), IV 1, 938, 14 (Müller) und IV 1, 580, 7 (Musäus); Hayn/G. 7, 458 (mit genauer Kollation); Weisstein 4330 (nur 3 Teile). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Discurso político sobre la importancia, y necesidad, de los hospicios, casas de expósitos y hospitales, que tienen todos los estados, y particularmente España.

      Madrid, en la imprenta de la Viuda de Ibarra, 1798. - Petit in-4. 6ff. 98pp. XXXIV. Plein veau, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale de l'un des principaux traités de bienfaisance espagnols du 18e siècle, composé par un membre du Conseil Royal de Castille. C'est un important plaidoyer politique pour l'établissement d'orphelinats, de maisons d'éducation et d'hospices en Espagne. "Importancia, y precisión, que en todos tiempos han reconocido los Estados civiles de la ereccion de Casas de Misericordia", "Absoluta necesidad, que tiene España, del establecimiento de Casas de Misericordia por los intereses de la Religion, y de la Politica", "Necesidad de Hospicios para impedir la voluntaria mendiguez. Daños que esta ocasiona al Público, los quales no pueden evitarse con la promulgacion de Leyes, ni por otro medio, que el de los Hospicios", "Corto número de Hospicios que hay en España, respecto de los que se necesitan, y providencias del presente Gobierno para su aumento", "Se trata de la necesidad de otras Casas de Misericordia", "Casas de Expósitos", "Casas de Correccion", "Hospitales de Enfermos", etc. A la fin figurent divers textes officiels sur le sujet, avec l'exposé des idées de l'auteur pour l'établissement des maisons de bienfaisance et la construction de leurs édifices. Brunissures aux trois premiers feuillets, dues à l'encollage des plats. Très bon exemplaire par ailleurs. Palau, 185979. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dizionario Delle Lingue Italiana ed Inglese di Giuseppe Baretti. Al Quale e Preposta una Grammatica Delle Due Lingue

      B. Law et al, London 1798 - xxxiv, unpaginated. 28 cm. Full leather. Hinges and spine ends repaired. Bottom corners worn. Some scuffing to boards. Bookplate of former owner William Tilsley Jones. Small ink mark top corner of rear free endpaper. Guiseppe Baretti (1719-1789), Italian literary critic, lived in London and spent time with Samuel Johnson and his associates. This late 18th-century edition of his influential Italian and English dictionary belonged to William Tilsley Jones (1782-1861), High Sheriff and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cardiganshire in Wales. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dizionario Delle Lingue Italiana ed Inglese di Giuseppe Baretti Al Quale e Preposta una Grammatica Delle Due Lingue

      London: B. Law et al, 1798. Nuova Edizione, Corretta e Migliorata. Leatherbound. Very good. xxxiv, unpaginated. 28 cm. Full leather. Hinges and spine ends repaired. Bottom corners worn. Some scuffing to boards. Bookplate of former owner William Tilsley Jones. Small ink mark top corner of rear free endpaper. Guiseppe Baretti (1719-1789), Italian literary critic, lived in London and spent time with Samuel Johnson and his associates. This late 18th-century edition of his influential Italian and English dictionary belonged to William Tilsley Jones (1782-1861), High Sheriff and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cardiganshire in Wales.

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        An Epitome of the Natural History of the Insects of China:

      1798 1798 - Comprising Figures and Descriptions of Upwards of One Hundred New, Singular, and Beautiful Species; together with some that are of Importance in Medicine, Domestic Economy, &c. The Figures are accurately drawn, engraved, and coloured, from Specimens of the Insects; the Descriptions are arranged according to the System of Linnæus; with References to the Writings of Fabricius, and other Systematic Authors. London: Printed for the Author, by Benslet 1798 [-99]. With 50 handcoloured engravings. 4to. [4 + 92 + 2] pp. + plates. Uncut in newer beautiful full red morocco richly gilt on spine and boards and with inner goldline. The binding signed Axel Knudsen 1972, housed in nice paperbox. * Containing upwards of 220 figures and descriptions, delicately drawn and handcoloured in a vivid and charming way; the insects are often set in their natural surroundings, i.a. on flowers, which give the plates additional beauty and harmony. Edward Donovan (1768-1837) was an Anglo-Irish naturalist and the author of a number of important natural history works which stand out for their perfection of execution. Best known are probably his publications of the insects of China and India. He was a Fellow of the Linnaean Society and the Wernerian Natural History Society.Nissen ZBI 1143. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage Round the World: which was performed in the years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788 by M. de La Peyrouse:

      1798 - abridged from the original French journal of M. de La Peyrouse, which was lately published by M. Milet Mureau, in obedience to an order from the French government. To which are added: a Voyage from Manilla to California, by Don Antonio Maurelle: and an abstract of The Voyage and Discoveries of the late Captain G. Vancouver. First Edinburgh edition. One folding map & three plates. 8vo. Early 19th century calf, sensitively rebacked with slight rebuilding to corners, red leather label to spine with gilt title and ruled compartments, endpapers replaced with contemporary paper stock, internally clean. [i-v], vi-xvi, 336pp. Edinburgh, J. Moir, A very good copy of the Edinburgh adbridgment of this important Pacific voyage. It's believed that the 1801 first American edition is based on this, though that was published without the map and plates. The plates are titled: ?The Inhabitants and Monuments of Easter Island?, ?View of Cavite in Manilla Bay? (sic), and ?Massacre of de Langle Lamanon and ten others of the two crews.? La Pérouse's expedition departed from France in 1785 in the Boussole and the Astrolabe with orders to continue the work of exploration begun by Cook in the Pacific and on the North West Coast. Having rounded Cape Horn the two ships reached Easter Island in April of the following year, before sailing on to Hawaii, where the expedition members became the first Europeans to land on Maui. They then preceded to Alaska, surveying the coastline as instructed, before moving West to Asia, where La Pérouse charted the coast North of Macao as far as Kamchatka, and successfully navigated the Sea of Japan. Copies of the expedition's logs were sent home from Macao, Kamchatka (in the care of M. de Lesseps on the overland route), and Botany Bay (in early 1788). Thereafter nothing was known of the expedition's fate until Dillon discovered the wreck of the two ships on the reef at Vanikoro in the Santa Cruz islands in 1827. This is in fact, a very neat compendium of voyages to the North Pacific at the end of the eighteenth century. Although merely a precis, this is one of the earliest appearances of Vancouver's voyage in print, the same year as the first London edition. Furthermore, Maurelle served as pilot to Bodega y Quadra on their voyage to California and Alaska. Ferguson, 333; Forbes, 331; Hill, 976; Kroepelien, 1331; Sabin, 38966. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Carta crítica sobre la historia de América del señor D. Juan Bautista Muñoz escrita de Roma Por D. Francisco Iturri

      1798 - Madrid año de 1798. 120 p. Continúa con portada propia, Carta segunda en que se continua la critica de la Historia de nuevo mundo 98 p. Sigue: Satisfaccion a la carta crítica. 20 p. Al final: En Valencia por Joseph de Orga Año MDCCXCVIII. En 8º m., encuadernación en holandesa, título dorado en lomo con nervios. Palau, 122212 y 122214. Buen estado, algunas manchas de óxido. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Methode ou Principe général du doigté pour le forté-piano, suivie d'une collection complette de tous les traits possibles avec le doigté en commençant par les plus aisés jusqu'aux plus difficile: terminée par un dictionnaire de passage aussi doigtés, tirés des auteurs les plus célèbres par L. Adam et Lachnith, augmentés dans la première partie lettre A, d'un tableau général du clavier à cinq et demie et à six octaves, d'une addition d'instruction, la seconde partie lettre B est augmentée de beaucoup de nouveaux passages et particulièrement pour le grand piano. Chaque partie se vend 18 f. Propriété de l’Editeur. Déposée à la Bibliothèque Impériale

      Paris, Sieber et fils [PN 1481] 1798 - VII, 157 pp. ("lettre A"), 140 pp. ("lettre B" e "addition à la lettre B") inc. in-Folio. Numerosi esempi musicali con 359 estratti di Adam, Clementi, Cramer, Dussek, Kozeluch, Haydn, Hermann, Mozart, Pleyel, Sarti, Steibelt. Al verso del frontespizio estratto del Conservatorio di Parigi datato "8 germinal, An SIX de la Republique [29 marzo 1798]". Introduzione, all’ultima pag. "Table du dictionaire des passages", testo in francese. Carte incise ad eccezione dell’introduzione (pp. III-VII). Timbri edit. ai due frontespizi. Solida legatura mezza pelle coeva con fregi, titolo ("Methode d’Adam") e iniziali ("M.C.P") decorati in oro al dorso, tagli in giallo. Mancanze e usure ai margini dei piatti. Aloni di umidità, soprattutto alle prime e alle ultime pagine, peraltro carte ben conservate. Buon esemplare nel complesso. Prima edizione [cfr. Eitner I, p. 39; Fétis I, p. 14; RISM A/I: A 262]. Volume primo ("lettre A") e secondo ("lettre B") di questo celebre metodo di pianoforte, redatto da Adam in collaborazione con Lachnith e adottato dal Conservatorio di Parigi. Ristampato da Sieber nel 1801 in una versione ampliata e nel 1802-1804 con il titolo "Méthode de Piano du Conservatoire adoptée pour servir à l’enseignement dans cet établissiment" (Paris: Conservatoire Royal, 1802, 1804) [Musical Performance: A Guide to Understanding, J. Rink, p. 85]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on the Comparative Advantages of Vertical and Horizontal Wind-Mills: containing A description of an horizontal Wind-Mill and Water-Mill, upon a new construction; and explaining the manner of applying the same principle to pumps, sluices, methods for moving boats or vessels, &c. &c. With plates.

      Printed for Messrs. I. and J. Taylor. 1798 - [2], viii, [2], 66, [2]pp, 2 engraved folding plates. 8vo. Titlepage a little dusted. Disbound & partially unopened. ESTC T12232, BL, Bodleian, Royal Society & Derby in the UK; 5 copies in North America. Robert Beatson, 1742-1818, was born in Fifeshire, a friend of Adam Smith, educated for a military profession, and on the titlepage announces himself as late of His Majesty's Corps of Royal Engineers. He took out a patent on his invention, and a model of it was exhibited in London. The advertisement leaf notes that the model can be seen at his address, 15 Great Wind-Mill Street, London. He was a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, where he died January 24, 1818, aged 87. Three volumes of manuscripts, entitled Beatson?s Collections, are in the library of the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh, but there is no copy of this work recorded in ESTC in any Scottish library.

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        Traitorous General James Wilkinson re Intercepted Letters, Praises American Reaction to the XYZ Affair

      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1798 - Autograph Letter Signed, to Anthony Walton White, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 2, 1798. 1 p., 7 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. "I have had many Letters intercepted, in search for my politics, so much the better, yet I think it might be worthy Enquiry, to know the fate of yours & Mr. Bootes.The french are at length unmasqued, & stand confessed a band of freebooters, unequaled among civilized nations. The Conduct of our Envoys has been noble, that of our President decisive."Wilkinson was undoubtedly in the pay of the Spanish, but somehow managed to retain the trust of each president from Washington to Madison. He was acquitted by several public inquiries and courts martial despite his involvement in the Burr conspiracy and other intrigues. A month after this letter, Wilkinson left Pittsburgh. Going downriver, he stayed Fort Massac in July and August. In August 1799, Major General Alexander Hamilton ordered Wilkinson to establish a base to seize the lower Mississippi Valley and New Orleans if the Quasi-War turned into open war with France or its ally Spain; luckily it did not. Complete Transcript Hd Quarters Pitts Burgh May 2nd 1798My Dear White By the last mail I received your favor of the 15th Ultmo, the first I give you my Honor since I crossed the Mountains. I am surprised you have not heard of the result of my Enquiries after the -, as they were compleatly successful & the result has been long since reported to our friend McPherson. I write Mr [William R.] Bootes by this conveyance, & shall be happy to see Him, altho I cannot promise him a place near my Person, I can & will take care of Him. I wish you to hurry Him forward. Let Him be well provided with Linnon, Handkerchiefs, Stockings, Shoes, & Summer Cloathing, a uniform Coat & regimental pack. I have had many Letters intercepted, in search for my politics, so much the better, yet I think it might be worthy Enquiry, to know the fate of yours & Mr. Bootes, transmitted to the War Office. You will soon hear of my leaving this place. Wherever I may be, or whatever my fate, I shall remember you with affection & pray for your happiness, being ever Your Ja WilkinsonGen: White}[Postscript vertically in left margin:] The french are at length unmasqued, & stand confessed a band of freebooters, unequaled among civilized nations. The Conduct of our Envoys has been noble, that of our President decisive.Historical BackgroundIn the summer of 1796, General James Wilkinson was assigned to command the U.S. Army at Detroit, recently evacuated by British troops. In 1798, after Detroit's citizens protested his greed, he was transferred to command the Army's Southern Department. In February 1798, Secretary of War James McHenry admonished Wilkinson for going to Pittsburgh, rather than to Fort Massac near the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.James Wilkinson (1757-1825) was born in Maryland. His study of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania was interrupted by the Revolutionary War. He served in various capacities and was sent to Congress with news of the American victory at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777. After inflating his own role, he was promoted to brigadier general but was compelled to resign in 1778. He moved to Kentucky in 1784 and aided attempts to make Kentucky independent of Virginia. In 1787, he traveled to New Orleans, where (it is now known) he discussed with Spanish colonial officials the possibility of Kentucky joining the Spanish empire. In 1791, he received a commission as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. After Anthony Wayne (who had tried to court martial Wilkinson) died in December 1796, Wilkinson became the Senior Officer of the Army. In 1798, he was transferred to the southern frontier during the Quasi-War with France. While the Senior Officer of the Army from 1800 to 1812, Wilkinson became involved in Aaron Burr's conspiracy to separate western states and territories from the United States. He turned on Burr and testified a. (See website for full description)

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        Hans Rudolph Füßlin kritisches Verzeichnis der bessten, nach den berühmtesten Mahlern aller Schulen vorhandenen Kupferstiche....

      Orell Füßli u Compagnie Zürich 1798 (...Für Liebhaber, die sich mittelst einer nicht zahlreichen, aber auserlesenen Sammlung von Kupferstichen deutliche Begriffe von dem, jedem klassischen Mahler eigenen Kunstcharakter erwerben wollen Band 1 - 4 ( so vollständig ) - Erscheinungszeitraum 1798 - 1806 ). Band 1 *Die Florentinische und Römische Schule* mit 300 Seiten und 1 Kupferstich-Vignette / Band 2 *Die Lombardische und Bolognesische Schule* mit 420 Seiten und 1 in Kupfer gestochenen Vignette von Coreggio / Band 3 *Die Venezianische Schule* mit 259 Seiten, 1 Blatt und 1 Kupferstichvignette / Band 4 *\'Die Niederländische Schule* mit 278 Seiten und 1 in Kupfer gestochenen Vignette von Rubens. Jeder Band mit umfangreichem Register. Die Bände jeweils in Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken, marmorierten Buchdeckeln und marmoriertem Buchschnitt, 8° ( 18,5 x 11 cm ). Einbände berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Innen wenige Seiten gering fleckig, wenige Seiten stockfleckig ( wenige Seiten stärker stockfleckig ). - Als vollständige Ausgabe in 4 Bänden in erster Ausgabe sehr selten - ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 1500 Gramm ) ( Lagerort: Richey - DG ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Füssli, Füßlin, Schweiz, Schweizer, Kupferstiche, copper plate, Florenz, Rom, Lombardei, Mailand, Bologna, Rubens, Coreggio, Venedig, Venetianisch, Niederlande, Niederländisch, Google, Maler, Kupferstecher

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        MEMOIRS OF STEPHEN BURROUGHS. [WITH:] VOLUME II.

      Benjamin True, MDCCXCVIII (1798), and Boston: Caleb Bingham, 1804., Hanover - Two Volumes. VOLUME I: First edition. 8vo. Original tree calf, [2], vi - vii, [8], 296 pp., errata at bottom of page 296, title in red leather on spine. Bookplate of William L. Clements Library of American History at the University of Michigan on front pastedown sheet, top edge of title page repaired with old paper, name in ink of Charles Miller, Feb. 14, 1848 on title page, small hole on pages 111 and 112 affecting a few letters, minor foxing throughout, else a very good copy of an exceedingly rare book.VOLUME II: First edition. 16mo. Original calf with title in gilt on red leather label on spine, five gilt bands on spine, 202 pp., former owner's name on front pastedown sheet, water stain to bottom third of front endpapers and title page, moderately rubbed to spine ends and extremities, else a very good copy of an exceedingly rare book. Burroughs (1765-1840) was born in Hanover, New Hampshire, the son of a Congregational minister, and quickly gained a reputation as a troublesome child. Streeter says, "One of the great criminal autobiographies, and an important piece of picaresque Americana." Prior to his reformation, Burroughs was a privateer, posed as a ship's surgeon, impersonated a clergyman, was involved in counterfeiting, escaped from jail in Northampton by burning it down, was arrested and imprisoned on Castle Island, from which he escaped and fled to Canada, where once again he became involved in counterfeiting. He later became a teacher and was arrested for attempting to seduce one of his female students, and was found guilty by trial. His sentence was to receive one hundred and seventeen stripes on the naked back, stand for two hours in the pillory, sit one hour on the gallows with a rope around his neck, and then be confined in prison for three months, and after being released he must procure bonds for good behavior and pay the charges of prosecution. He suffered about two thirds of his punishment before escaping. Later in life he reformed, joined the Catholic Church, and became a beloved teacher to privileged youth. Shaw & Shoemaker 5957 say they can locate only three [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Théorie des Sentimens Moraux, ou Essai Analytique sur les Principes des Jugemens que portent naturellement les Hommes, d’abord sur les Actions des Autres, et ensuite sur leurs propres Actions : suivi d’une Dissertation sur l’Origine des Langues. Traduit de l’Anglais, sur la septième et dernière édition, par S. Grouchy Ve. Condorcet. Elle y a joint huit Lettres sur la Sympathie.

      A Paris, chez F. Buisson, an 6 (1798). - 2 volumes in-8. VIII. 466pp. + 2ff. 511pp. Plein veau moucheté, dos lisses ornés, triple filet doré autour des plats (Reliure de l'époque). Première Edition de la meilleure traduction en français de ce texte important du célèbre économiste et philosophe écossais Adam Smith (1723-1790). "Dans ce remarquable ouvrage ( ), l’auteur établit que le mobile de toutes nos actions est dans la sympathie, force innée, instinct irrésistible qui nous pousse à partager la joie comme la douleur de nos semblables ( ). La sympathie et l’harmonie universelle, voilà l’âme de la doctrine morale du sentiment. L’idée de l’harmonie, sous une autre forme, se retrouvera dans l’Economie Politique de Smith" (Larousse). La traduction est due à la marquise de Condorcet, qui l’a faite "sur une édition à laquelle Adam Smith avait fait, pendant sa dernière maladie, des changements considérables. Madame de Condorcet a placé en tête un avertissement, et y a ajouté une traduction des ‘Considérations sur l’Origine et la Formation des Langues’, et huit lettres sur la sympathie renfermant l’examen critique de la doctrine de l’auteur, que madame de Condorcet n’approuve pas entièrement" (Quérard). Bel exemplaire.

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        The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire. . . Interspersed with Pedigrees and Anecdotes of Families; Observations on Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, and Manufactories; and Illustrated with a Very Full and Correct New Map of the County . . .,

      2 vols (all published), folio, [vol.1.] pp. [2], (v-xxiv), [2], 125, [1], [1], (ii-xii), (*xi-*xii), (xiii-xxxviii), 156, (*153-*158), 157-164, (165*-166*), 165-210, (*207-*214), 211-230, (229*230*), 231-414, (*411-*416), 415-434, 38 (index), folding map (linen-backed), 44 engraved plates (incl. double-page and folding), text illus. at pp. 37, 51, 85, 127, 161, 166, 205, 207, 211, 229, 231, 323, 344, 376, 388, 410; [vol. 2], pp. [2], (iii-xxxii), 22, (*21-*22), 23-30, (27*-30*), 31-106, (105*-*107 +*107 [i.e.108]*), 107-172, (171*-*172), 173-216, (215*-216*), 217-220, (*221-*222), 221-290, pp, 20 appendix, folding plan, 38 plates, text illus. at pp. 31, 70, 103, 107, 138, 173, 194, 244, 251, 252, 290, woodcuts at p. 59, 238,A very handsome set, complete in all respects, in an early 19th century binding of full navy blue morocco gilt, restrained in style, but clearly of the highest quality. Shaw died in 1802, before he could bring the projected third volume to fruition.

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        SIGNED LETTER FROM THE PRIVATEER ROBERT SURCOUF TO THE LETELLIER BROTHERS, 1798

      France, 1798. A letter, in very good condition, from the privateer and pirate Robert Surcouf (1773-1827) to the Letellier Brothers, Bordeaux merchants. In French. Translation: "I have received the letter you have done the honor of writing me at Nantes. The new embargo [which] has arisen unexpectedly, [was] made to disarm us, the pirates, until the new order. It is necessary to take all its annoyances calmly. Think only of doing some things with your glorious vessel from here in Sept or Oct when the embargo will surely be lifted; you will have time to plan your actions; first you will prepare for 80 passengers, and only put one very meager cargo on board, but you must have someone in place in Paris to do this. Your vessel would leave there in September by skillful capture to make for the coast of Brazil and moreover, the Cape of Good Hope; this will be the time when the vessels will make their return to Europe with their foodstuffs from India. Grant me the friendship to give me the new arrivals, by means of this vessel, arriving at the Ile de France, and tell me if Monsieur your brother is still here." The letter is penned in a a firm hand and is followed by Surcouf's signature, measuring almost 4 inches. 1 1/4pp. On two sides of a single sheet. May 27th, 1798. St. Malo. Shelved in Ephemera folder in case 0. Dupont.

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        Elegieen von Properz. [Übersetzt und mit einer Vorrede von Karl Ludwig von Knebel].

      Leipzig, G. J. Göschen, 1798. . Propertius, Sextus (v50-v15). Nach ersten Versuchen, die Elegien des Properz in rhythmisierte Prosa zu übertragen, erschienen 18 von Knebel übersetzte Elegien im zweiten Jahrgang der "Horen". Die hier vorliegende, erste Buchausgabe enthält diese 18 und weitere 18 Übertragungen, ergänzt durch eine poetologische, zuweilen selbstkritische Vorrede und umfangreiche Anmerkungen Knebels. Er war bestrebt, dem Original in Wortlaut und Versbau möglichst nahezukommen, folgte aber nicht zeitgenössischen Theorien zur Rhythmik und Metrik wie denen von J. H. Voß und W.v. Schlegel. Karl Ludwig von Knebel (1744-1834) war u.a. Erzieher des Weimarer Prinzen Konstantin und schuf auf dem Landgut Tiefurt die erste englische Parkanlage Weimars. Er war mit Herder und Goethe befreundet und betätigte sich auf verschiedenen literarischen Gebieten. Seine Stärke jedoch lag auf dem Gebiet der Übersetzung, vor allem der klassischen lateinischen Literatur. - Deckel berieben, oberes Kapital angeplatzt mit Fehlstückchen, innen durchgehend etwas stockfleckig

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        ENCYCLOPAEDIA; OR, A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, SCIENCES, AND MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE...

      Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1798. Large quarto. Eighteen volumes. With 542 copperplate engravings, some folding. Contemporary speckled tree calf, spines gilt, red morocco spine labels. Some edge wear and scuffing to the boards. Some hinges starting, mostly minor toning, occasional light foxing. Overall very good. An excellent set of the "greatly improved" first edition of the first encyclopedia printed in America. Dobson's ENCYCLOPAEDIA was profusely illustrated with over 500 copperplate engravings, constituting "the finest group of American engravings of the century" signifying the "coming of age of American book illustration," according to Wroth. The massive work is illustrated with 542 copperplates engraved by noted artists such as Robert Scott, James Thackara, E. Trenchard, the Smithers, John Vallance, James Akin, William Barker, Joseph Bowles, Francis Shallus, Henry W. Weston, Joseph Seymour, and others. The text comes from the third edition of the ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, with some revisions, namely the section on America, which was written by Jedidiah Morse. Interestingly, the entirety of the work is printed on paper manufactured in Pennsylvania. While the text largely follows the third edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, there is considerable added material mainly related to the Americas and the United States. Subscribers included Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Aaron Burr, and Alexander Hamilton. A landmark publication, not just the largest printing project undertaken in America at the time, but one that marked "the end of printing in America as a household craft and the beginning of its factory stage of development" - Wroth. Richard D. Arner has written an excellent and thorough description of the history and production of the work. EVANS 22486. WROTH COLONIAL PRINTER, pp.291-95. SILVER AMERICAN PRINTER, pp.153-4. LEHMANN-HAUPT 95. RINK 116. SABIN 22555. Richard D. Arner, DOBSON'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA: THE PUBLISHER, TEXT, AND PUBLICATION... (Philadelphia, 1991).

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        Das System der Sittenlehre nach den Principien der Wissenschaftslehre

      Jena and Leipzig: Christian Ernst Gabler,, 1798. Octavo (197 x 114 mm). Recent marbled boards, red paper spine label lettered gilt. Occasionall light spotting throughout, as usual, the odd minor stain; a very good copy. First edition of Fichte's principal work of ethics, in which he develops the view of moral activity as a free commitment of the will in disregard of desires and empirical conditions.

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