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        Encyclopædia; or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature; Constructed on a Plan, by which the Different Sciences and Arts are digested into the Form of Distinct Treatises of Systems ?

      Philadelphia: Printed by Thomas Dobson, 1798. First edition of the first encyclopedia printed in America, "greatly improved." The text from the third edition of the "Encyclopedia Britannica" with some revisions, including the section on "America" which was written by Jedidiah Morse. The "finest group of American engravings of the century" and as such signified the "coming of age of American book illustration." (Wroth). Illustrated with five hundred and forty-two copperplates engraved by Robert Scott, James Thackrara, E. Trenchard, the Smithers, John Vallance, James Akin, William Barker, Joseph Bowles, Francis Shallus, Henry W. Weston, Joseph Seymour and others. Leaves of illustration placement at the back of the volumes. 18 vols. 4to. Contemporary tree calf, citron morocco labels for title and black morocco labels gilt for volume numbers. Rubbed, joints cracked on several volumes but stitching firm, some chipping of labels especially those of volumes 10 and 18, spines chipped on volumes 4, 11, 15 and 18, and waterstaining of lower covers and margins of volumes 2 and 18. Some light browning or offsetting, the waterstaining in lower margins of volume 18, but a very attractive copy of this work. In nine brown cloth open end boxes. With the contemporary printed booklabel of Joshua Davis in most volumes and signature of Geo. P. Tyler. From the library of Norman Rockwell. First edition of the first encyclopedia printed in America, "greatly improved." The text from the third edition of the "Encyclopedia Britannica" with some revisions, including the section on "America" which was written by Jedidiah Morse. The "finest group of American engravings of the century" and as such signified the "coming of age of American book illustration." (Wroth). Illustrated with five hundred and forty-two copperplates engraved by Robert Scott, James Thackrara, E. Trenchard, the Smithers, John Vallance, James Akin, William Barker, Joseph Bowles, Francis Shallus, Henry W. Weston, Joseph Seymour and others. Leaves of illustration placement at the back of the volumes. 18 vols. 4to. 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 p. 294) Dobson employed the printers John Baine and his grandson who used type cast and paper made in Philadelphia. Work began in 1790, initially with the object of publishing solely by subscription in weekly parts. The scale of production soon changed that to roughly half a volume per quarter and the initial print run of 1000 doubled (requiring a reprint of the first volume). He set was finally completed in 1797 though bear 1798 on the title pages. The text was mostly drawn from the third edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, though includes some original contributions by Americans such as Jedidiah Morse. This is handsomely embellished by the illustrations engraved by Scott, Thackaray, Valance and others. Obviously wide-ranging, some such as the anatomical plates are the first of their type to be printed in America. Evans explains the rarity of complete sets: "[F]rom various causes, chief among which were, its irregular manner of publication, and the period of years required in its printing, copies of the work are uncommonly found even in the older and larger libraries, and all have some peculiarities or defects . . . When the risks of publication are considered, the courageous and admirable manner in which the publisher carried out the work to a conclusion, gives the name of Thomas Dobson, of Philadelphia, a high rank in the book-publishing annals of this country." This set includes a receipt made to Samuel Wetheril Jr and signed by Thomas Dobson for the eighteenth volume. This could well have been Samuel Wetherill who was the "first manufacturer of cloth, jean and fustian in Philadelphia," formed the United Company of Pennsylvania for the Establishment of American Manufactures in 1775, and was among the founders of the Society of Free Quakers after being excommunicated for his support of the American cause during the Revolution. (Faragher "Encyclopedia of Colonial and Revolutionary America."). Evans 22486; Library Company of Philadelphia "First American Editions" p. 10; Rink "Technical Americana" 116; Silver "The American Printer"; Ward. Gerald "The American Illustrated Book in the Nineteenth Century," Wintertaur, 1987; Wroth "Colonial Printer"; Sabin 22555. PMM 218 for the first edition of the "Encyclopedia Britannica"; Arner, Dobson's Encyclopaedia

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        Theoretische Astronomie Erster Theil: Sphärische Astronomie. Zweyter Theil: Theoretische Astronomie. Dritter Theil: Physische Astronomie

      J. F. Hartknoch, Riga 1798 - 27 x 21 cm 184, 367, 338 S., Hldr. d. Zt. Einband berieben und bestoßen, Rücken etwas lädiert, hinteres Gelenk gebrochen, innen sonst sehr gut erhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ueber den Raupenfraß und Windbruch in den Königl. Preuß. Forsten in den Jahren 1791 bis 1794. 2. vermehrte Auflage.

      Leipzig, Rein, 1798. - (23,5 x 20 cm). VIII (2) 197 S.; 24 S. Mit 7 kolorierten Kupfertafeln, einem kolorierten Plan mit beweglichen Teilen und 6 (5 gefalteten) Tabellen. Pappband der Zeit. Hier sein naturwissenschaftliches Hauptwerk. Gegenüber der ersten Ausgabe um den 24-seitigen Nachtrag vermehrt. - "Dieses Buch ist eigentlich geradezu eine Forstinsectenkunde, zu welcher der erwähnte Windbruch die Veranlassung gegeben hat. H(ennert) liefert in demselben nicht nur eine Beschreibung der schädlichsten Forstinsecten, sondern auch eine Nachweisung des Schadens und zugleich der Maßregeln zur Bekämpfung" (ADB 11, 772). Die fein kolorierten Tafeln zeigen Raupen, Larven, Schmetterlinge und Käfer sowie einen Plan der zerstörten Reviere. - Vorsätze und die weißen Blätter für die Klapptafeln teils mit Notizen von alter Hand, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. - Nissen ZBI 1889; Horn/Schenkling 10080 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BONN. - Bad Godesberg. "Gegend bey Godesberg". Kleines Schlößchen mit Walmdach und Nebengebäuden, Gartenanlage mit Bachlauf, im Vordergrund Personenstaffage.

      - Altkol. Umrißradierung von Johann Ziegler nach Lorenz Janscha, 1798, 30 x 44 cm. Schmitt, Rhein-Beschreibungen 114, 40. - Aus der berühmten Sammlung "Collection de cinquante Vues du Rhin". Mit reicher aquarellierter Linieneinfassung. Am rechten Rand restauriert, sonst farbfrisch und gut erhalten.

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        Zeichnungen nach dem gemeinen Volke besonders Der Kaufruf in Wien. Etudes prises dans le bas peuple et principalement Les Cris de Vienne. Nach dem Leben gezeichnet v. C. Brand Professor der bildenden Künste.

      Vienna, T[ranquillo] Mollo, [after 1798]. - Folio (348 x 474 mm). Engr., coloured t. p., 45 engr. plates in original colour and toned borders. Contemp. half calf with marbled covers; spine attractively gilt (remains of giltstamped spine label; modern red cover label). Luxury copy of the third edition, which contained more plates than any previous one. Engraved by C. and Fr. Brand, J. Feigel, C. Conti, J. E. and S. Mansfeld, Quirin Mark, J. Mössmer, S. Schytz and others. The plates show the various professions, peddlers and travelling salesmen who were common sights on the Viennese markets of the late 18th century: the pretzel baker, chicken seller, sausage salesman, postman, bird-dealer, milk lady, night watchman, etc. All drawn by the Viennese painter and engraver Johann Christian Brand (1722-95), who taught at the Vienna Academy of Arts. The collection had been first published in 1775-76 comprising 40 plates; a second issue released in 1780 contained the same material. A new edition produced in 1796 contained a mere 38 plates, to which the third edition added seven completely new illustrations. This edition was published in uncoloured and coloured versions, as well as in the present luxury edition distinguished by its inked and colour-toned borders and especially delicate colouring. - Corners bumped; spine-ends damaged. Insignificant fingerstaining to wide blank margins near beginning; the plates, usually encountered only in strongly browned state, are very clean, showing luminous, crisp colour; unusually fine wove paper. An outstanding copy. Beall Ö 5. Kaut 6. Cf. Lipperheide Ebb 1. Colas 423. Hiler 110. Massin 219. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Analyse sur la justice du commerce du rachat des esclaves de la cÙte d'Afrique.

      London, Baylis, 1798. - (1 l.), xvii, 68 pp. 8?, contemporary tree sheep (slight wear at head of spine), smooth spine with gilt fillets. Overall in very good condition. Contemporary 22-line ink manuscript inscription on rear free endleaf recto. Old ink owner's signature of title page. Bookplate of Joaquim Pessoa. ---- FIRST EDITION, rare. Azeredo Coutinho argues that both slavery and the slave trade are indispensable for the agricultural development of Brazil, and thus for the prosperity and security of Portugal and her Empire. Azeredo Coutinho wrote the @Analyse in 1796 and submitted it to the Academia das Sciencias, which refused to publish it. He then translated it into French and had it printed in London, 1798. As the debate over the slavery question became more heated, Azeredo Coutinho expanded the work, adding 48 new sections (the Portuguese text has 131, compared to 83 in the French) and new footnotes. In 1808, he was finally granted a license to publish the work in Portuguese. It is surely not coincidental that the British had abolished slavery in the previous year and were pressuring the Portuguese to do the same.Azeredo Coutinho (1742-1821), a native of Rio de Janeiro, was one of the most influential Brazilian writers of his time, a leading figure in the Brazilian Enlightenment, and "the greatest reactionary of his time" (Borba). He served as archdeacon of Rio de Janeiro, bishop of Pernambuco and inquisitor general in Portugal, and he worked with great zeal to develop the commerce and industry of his native Brazil.---- Borba de Moraes (1983), I, 229: "This work is rare. It was written in 1796, first published in French, and only appeared in Portuguese in 1808"; @PerÌodo colonial p. 106. ESTCT148889. NUC: DLC, RPJCB and MB. OCLC: cites only an eBook (642455227) reproduced from the original at the Bodleian Library of Oxford University. Porbase locates two copies in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, and one in the Biblioteca Jo?o Paulo II-Universidade CatÛlica Portuguesa. Copac cites fourteen locations, but only two, Oxford University and the National Library of Scotland appear to hold hard copies of the first edition; the others have microfilm copies and / or are listings for internet resources. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Doctor Benjamin Franklin

      New-London [Conn.] : Printed for Charles Holt, 1798-01-01. Leather Bound. Very Good. New-London [Conn.] : Printed for Charles Holt., 1798.(vi, [1], 8-200, [4] p., [1] leaf of plates) : port. 8vo. Fully bound in contemporary calf skin leather. Black Morocco spine label with gilt lettering. Tight binding and solid boards. Minor shelf wear. Slight rubbing to boards. Scuffing to edges. Owners inscription on ffep. Clean, unmarked pages with minor toning. Preface includes a letter from Richard Price. Pages 106-162 have the continuation of Franklin's Life written by Henry Stueber. No frontispiece illustration. "Extracts from the last will and testament of Dr. Franklin."--P. 163-172. List of subscribers' names, [4] p. at end.The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the common title for the unfinished record of Franklin's life, written by himself from 1771 to 1790. Published in various formats and with numerous edits, this work has become one of the most influential examples of an autobiography ever written.

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        Geschichte der Poesie der Griechen und Römer, von Friedrich Schlegel. Ersten Bandes erste Abtheilung.

      - Berlin, Johann Friedrich Unger, 1798. 8vo. (2),+ 236 pp. Sewn as issued, in contemporary marbled wrappers, gilt spine with label. Fine copy from the library at Ericsberg, with the book plate of Carl Jedvard Bonde. All published of the first edition of Schlegel?s second book, an important study of the classic literature, in which he developed the thesis that the Greeks had achieved perfect harmony in their civilization and art. In Berlin he also edited the literary quarterly ?Athenaeum? (1798-1800). Friedrich von Schlegel (1772-1829) was one of the founders of the German romantic movement, and best known for his writings on literary and cultural history. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        uvres, Revues, corrigées par l'Auteur, imprimées sur ses manuscrits autographes, et augmentées de la Langue des calculs, ouvrage posthume

      de l'Imprimerie de Ch. Houel 1798 - - de l'Imprimerie de Ch. Houel, Paris An VI - 1798, in-8 (12x20cm), 23 volumes reliés. - Première édition collective. Reliures de l'époque en plein veau fauve moucheté. Dos lisses ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés, ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison vertes. Roulette végétale dorée en encadrement des plats. Toutes tranches jaunes. Quelques coiffes accidentées et épidermures. Joli exemplaire en reliure d'époque, auquel on a ajouté un portrait gravé de l'auteur. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Binders of the time in speckled full calf fawn. Back smooth decorated with boxes and gilded florets, and parts of green title and volume number. Golden roulette vegetable boards coaching. All yellow slices. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte des armen Herrn von Mildenburg, in Briefen herausgegeben. Zweyte Auflage. 3 Bände.

      Hannover, Administration der Ritscherschen Buchhandlung, 1797-, 1798. - 8°. 8 Bll., 336 SS.; 16 (1 w.) Bll., 320 SS.; 20 Bll., 327 SS., mit gestochener Vignette im ersten Band Leinenbände um 1850 mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildern Goed. IV 1, 616, 17; Wolfstieg 41519. Seltene zweite Ausgabe des zuerst 1789-90 erschienenen, großen gesellschaftskritischen Romanes von Knigge, der viel von seiner eigenen Enttäuschung wiedergibt. "Ich liefre hier die Geschichte eines Mannes, der mit dem Grundsatze in die Welt tritt: "daß Jeder glücklich seyn und seine guten Zwecke durchsetzen könne, der immer weise und immer redlich handelte." Bey allen Schritten, die er thut, scheint indessen dieser Grundsatz zur Lüge zu werden.". " [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Der Insecten erster Theil. [Und:] Der Insecten zweyter Theil. [Und:] Der Insecten dritter Theil.

      Augsburg, Engelbrechtische, 1796 - 1798 - Kl.8°, 1. Teil: Gestochenes Titelbl., XLVIII, 376 S. u. 1 zweimal gefaltete gestochene «Instructionstafel» u. 46 gestochene u. handkolorierte Taf.; 2. Teil: Gestochenes Titelblatt., 424 S. u. 52 gestochene handkolorierte Taf.; 3. Teil: Gestochenes Titelbl., 418 S., 11 Bl. Register u. 52 gestochene handkolorierte Taf., Kart. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückenschildchen, Rundum-Rotschnitt, Deckel u. Kanten etw. berieben, einige Abspleissungen des Überzugspapiers, Ecken etw. bestossen, jeweils Einträge von alter Hand a. Vs.; die Tafeln in Bd. 2 im Text verteilt eingebunden, im 1. und 3. Teil hingegen im Anhang auf Vakat-Trägerblättern montiert, die mit den Insekten-Bezeichnungen von alter Hand in Tinte beschrieben sind (die Tafeln im Bund vom Leim tlw. fleckig bzw. gespleisst); 1. Teil: Blatt mit den S. 65 f. fehlt; 2. Teil: Taf. 38 etw. gebräunt; 3. Teil: Käfer Nr. 202 auf Taf. 29 und Käfer Nr. 228 auf Taf. 32 ausgeschnitten, Käfer Nr. 310 auf Taf. 39 mit Verlusten, Taf. 47 verkehrt eingehängt; allg. gutes, farbfrisches Ex. Jeweils Erstausgabe. - Der vollständige Teil der Insekten (bei 25 Bänden des Gesamtwerks). - Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm (1758 - 1811) war der Sohn des Augsburger Kupferstechers und Kunstverlegers Christian Wilhelm, Inhabers der Martin Engelbrechtischen Kunsthandlung. Er besuchte von 1767 bis 1777 das Gymnasium bei St. Anna, studierte von 1777 bis 1781 in Leipzig Theologie, Philosophie und Philologie bei den Professoren Ernst Platner, Samuel Friedrich Nathanael Morus and Johann August Ernesti. Seit 1781 war er im Dienst der protestantischen Kirche in Augsburg, 1782/83 vertretungsweise auch Lehrer am Gymnasium bei St. Anna. Von 1786 bis 1796 war er Diakon der Barfüsser-Pfarrei, von 1796 bis 1806 Diakon bei St. Jakob und von 1806 bis 1811 Pfarrer der Barfsser-Pfarrei. Wilhelm war Mitglied mehrerer naturforschender Vereinigungen: ?Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin?, ?Naturforschende Gesellschaft zu Halle?, ?Vaterländische Gesellschaft der Ärzte und Naturforscher Schwabens? und ?Regensburgische Botanische Gesellschaft? Er war ein beliebter Prediger und Verfasser von Artikeln für Kalender, Almanache und Zeitschriften (überwiegend anonym). Seit 1792 Veröffentlichung der Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte im väterlichen Verlag in wöchentlichen Lieferungen, mit Illustrationen von namhaften Augsburger Kupferstechern. 1600 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ossian fils de Fingal barde du troisième siècle ; poésies galliques EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Dufart, 1798. Fine. Chez Dufart, à Paris 1798, 7 tomes en 7 Vol. in-18 (8x13,5cm), reliés. - French collective First edition, bringing Ossian Macpherson (translated by Letourneur) and gaëlliques poems of Ossian (translation by St. George) John Smith. Binding in full brown calf porphyry time. Smooth back adorned with coffered grotesque and two concentric irons, as well as Greek wheels. As an exhibit in red morocco, and volume number in black leather. Gilt edges. Tail Hat Volume I threadbare. Some corners bumped. Friction. Nice set rather elegant and decorative. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale collective française, réunissant Ossian de Macpherson (traduit par Letourneur) et les poèmes gaëlliques d'Ossian (Traduction par Saint-George) de John Smith. Reliures en plein veau brun porphyre d'époque. Dos lisse orné de caissons à la grotesque et de deux fers concentriques, ainsi que de roulettes grecques. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Tranches dorées. Coiffe de queue du tome I élimée. Quelques coins émoussés. Frottements. Jolie série, plutôt élégante et décorative. On aurait peine à croire aujourd'hui l'immense engouement de l'Europe entière pour les poèmes d'Ossian, prétendument du troisième siècle. Le monde des arts versa dans une complète passion pour les celtes et la poésie d'Ossian (On sait que Napoléon en fut particulièrement friand), célébrant l'auteur comme l'Homère du nord, et chaque nation fut bientôt conduite à rechercher ses racines littéraires nationales. L'Ossianisme fut ainsi le précurseur des romantismes nationaux, et le levier artistique pour gagner des terres étrangères au néo-classicisme (Ingres et Le rêve d'Ossian). Macpherson est l'auteur de cette supercherie littéraire, mais on sait aujourd'hui que si certains passages sont entièrement de lui, d'autres suivent rigoureusement d'anciennes poésies irlandaises retrouvées et que possédaient l'auteur (ces poésies furent retrouvées chez lui après sa mort). John Smith parcouru l'Ecosse à la recherche de textes anciens dont il livra les plus intéressants, sans retoucher le texte. Ces poésies furent considérées plus frustes et moins géniales que celles d'Ossian.

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        Réflexions Historiques et Critiques sur les dangers de la Variole naturelle; sur les différentes méthodes de traitement; sur les avantages de l'Inoculation et les succès de la Vaccine, pour l'extinction de la Variole. Se trouve à Paris, chez l'Auteur, et à l'imprimerie des Hospices Civils, an XIII (1805). RELIE AVEC (en tête): 2). (du même). Mon Journal. De l'an 1807, ou voilà les gens du 18me. Siècle. De la Vaccine, etc. etc. , Seconde édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée; A la fin de laquelle on a joint la réfutation des trois derniers ouvrages anglais, traduits en français en 1807, contre la découverte de Jenner. Quelques réflexions sur l'Education, suivies d'une Lettre de J.-J. sur le même sujet, et d'une Lettre au Gastronome. A Paris,

      - 2 ouvrages en 1 volume in-8. 1). 2ff. 96pp. 4 tableaux hors-texte. 2). 1f. II. 221pp. Demi-veau, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque). Intéressant recueil réunissant deux ouvrages dans lesquels l'auteur plaide avec une éloquence presque baroque en faveur de la vaccination, découverte quelques années plus tôt par Jenner (1798). J. Parfait était notamment le médecin du Prince de Neuchatel. 1). Première Edition sous ce titre d'un ouvrage initialement paru sous forme de thèse de doctorat en 1804 et dans lequel l'auteur mêle à ses observations médicales, des considérations sur l'éducation, sur les femmes, etc. "Pour donner aux gens du monde l'envie de lire son ouvrage, (l'auteur) a cherché à réparer par les avantages du style les inconvéniens de la sécheressse du sujet; et ses efforts pour y parvenir ont été tels, qu'il se trouve presque toujours au-delà du but qu'il vouloit atteindre; c'est ainsi que nous rendons raison de quelques passages un peu ampoulés, que l'on remarque dans cet écrit " (Recueil Périodique de la Société de Médecine de Paris). 2). Edition Originale (?), malgré la mention de seconde édition portée au titre, de cet ouvrage dont nous n'avons pas trouvé trace d'une édition antérieure; la Bibliothèque Nationale n'en conserve aucun exemplaire, Quérard ne mentionne que la présente édition et le CCFR n'en répertorie qu'un seul exemplaire dans les bibliothèques françaises (Bibliothèque Municipale de Dole). L'auteur développe plus longuement les thèmes exposés dans son premier ouvrage, en particulier ses vues sur l'éducation avec de longues références à Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Chacun des deux ouvrages contient par ailleurs un curieux appendice adressé "à l'auteur de la Gastronomie" et "au Gastronome", ce qui désignait Joseph Berchoux, littérateur ami de l'auteur et dîneur de haute volée, à qui l'auteur rend longuement hommage en évoquant, lyrique, les repas donnés chez le poète et les plats qu'on y dégustait. Berchoux est surtout connu pour son poème intitulé "La Gastronomie" (1801), souvent réimprimé et qui consacrait la première utilisation moderne du mot "Gastronomie" en français. Bel exemplaire très frais. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le Isole degli Amici Delineate sulle Observazioni del Cap. Cook.

      1798 - Rome, 1798. Original Colour. 505 x 370mm. Published in the scarce atlas, the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', this map is one of the most decorative of Tonga. Taken from the accounts of Captain Cook, who called the chain the Friendly Islands, it has an illustrated title cartouche and three insets.

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        Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman

      London: J. Johnson and G. G. and J. Robinson,, 1798. Octavo (174 × 105mm). Original boards, neatly rebacked. Engraved frontispiece portrait by Heath after Opie. Offset from portrait frontispiece as usual. One leaf lightly marked. A very good, uncut copy. First edition. Godwin's touching and frank account of his wife's life marks an important step in the development of the art of biography. The details of her sexual liaison with Imlay, the birth of her illegitimate daughter, and her suicide attempts, all scandalized contemporary readers for whom biographies were expected to be glowing accounts of admirable qualities. Godwin, the grieving widower, was determined that the public deserved to know the whole truth about this remarkable woman.

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        A Bill . . . for granting an Aid and Contribution for the Prosecution of the War . . . by Granting certain Duties upon Income [with] A Bill [As Amended on Re-commitment] [with] Schedule to Income Duty Bill [with] A Bill . . . Extending [the first Act]

      Ordered to be printed 8th December 1798 [and subsequent dates] 1798-99, London - Modern wraps somewhat strained, light browning, one blank margin torn away, the Taussig copies; two copies of the first, one of the other three, in ESTC The rare bills establishing and extending the first legislation imposing direct taxation in Great Britain, Pitt's Income Tax Act of 1799 [39 Geo III c.13], as the country sought to finance the Napoleonic Wars, still the ancestor of today's tax regime [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Bill for granting an Aid and Contribution for the Prosecution of the War by Granting certain Duties upon Income [with] A Bill [As Amended on Re-commitment] [with] Schedule to Income Duty Bill [with] A Bill Extending [the first Act]

      London: Ordered to be printed 8th December 1798 [and subsequent dates], 1798-99. Modern wraps somewhat strained, light browning, one blank margin torn away, the Taussig copies; two copies of the first, one of the other three, in ESTC The rare bills establishing and extending the first legislation imposing direct taxation in Great Britain, Pitt's Income Tax Act of 1799 [39 Geo III c.13], as the country sought to finance the Napoleonic Wars, still the ancestor of today's tax regime

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        Stadtplan ('Plan Nouveau & Très Exact De La Ville D' Amsterdam, - Nieuwe Platte Grond Der Stad Amsterdam, - Te Amsterdam, bij Mortier, Còvens en Zoon 1796. - Gegraveerd door C. van Baarsel, Amst. 1795, gecorrigeerd 1798.').

      - kolorierter Kupferstich von 2 Platten gedruckt v. Cornelius van Baarsel b. Mortier, Cóvens en Zoon in Amsterdam, dat. 1798, 54,8 x 94,2 (56 x 95,5) D' Ailly, Catalogus van Amsterdamsche Plattegronden, S. 82, Nr. 339; Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. A - D, S. 64 (Cornelius van Baarsel, 1761-1826) u. S. 308 (Mortier Covens & Zoon, fl. from 1794. - Zeigt einen Stadtplan (Befestigungsplan) von Amsterdam mit Einzeichnung der wichtigsten Gebäude. - Unten mittig dekorative franz.-niederl. Titelkartusche mit Verlegeradresse; rechts daneben Kompaßrose; unten links außerhalb des Plans Stechersignatur von C. van Baarsel mit zusätzl. Datierung. - Oben links Kartusche ('Publieke Gebouwen, Kerken, Gestichten, Hofjes etc.') mit Erklärungen; oben rechts Kartusche ('Straaten En Steegen') mit Erklärungen; unten links Meilenzeiger. - Auf 'Het Y' zahlreiche Segelschiffe. - Auf dem Plan Gitterlinien; die Sektionen dieses Netzes sind außerhalb des Planrandes mit Gross- u. Kleinbuchstaben Referenzbuchstaben) markiert. - Die Karte mit Einzeichnungen der Magazine der Niederländischen Ostindien-Kompanie (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie - VOC) und der Werft sowie den Docks. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        George Washington on the XYZ Affair and Possible Congressional Treason

      Mount Vernon, VA 1798 - Autograph Letter Signed, to James McHenry. Mount Vernon, Va., March 27, 1798. 2 pp., 7 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. "letters have been intercepted. of a treasonable nature. if founded, what punishment can be too great for the Actors in so diabolical a Drama. It has always been my belief that Providence has not led us so far in the path of Independence of one Nation, to throw us into the Arms of another."During the Revolution, Dr. James McHenry and Washington developed a close friendship, which they maintained throughout and after Washington's presidency. McHenry, acting now as Secretary of War under John Adams, continued to brief the former president. Details of the XYZ Affair - the French refusal to accept American emissaries and the demand for a bribe to start negotiations - had only been released to Congress by President Adams on March 20. A week later, in this extraordinary letter, Washington informs McHenry that he has heard of a report identifying American participants. A treasonable correspondence had supposedly been intercepted from some members of Congress who advised the Directory government of France to maintain a "hostile appearance" to force the U.S. to pay the bribe.Less than four months later, the ex-president agreed to accept a new commission as lieutenant general and commander-in-chief of the Armies of the United States, though with the understanding that he would only join the army if it had to take the field against a French invasion. Complete TranscriptMount Vernon 27th March 1798.Dear Sir, (75) Your favour of __ came safe, and in due time: for the information contained in it I thank you; your request was immediately complied with, as every one of a similar nature shall be. A Report is circulated in Alexandria and its vicinity, transmitted (it is said) in private letters from Philadelphia, that a correspondence has been discovered, or more properly, letters have been intercepted from some M-rs of Co-g -ss [Members of Congress] to the D-ct-y of F- [Directory of France], of a treasonable nature. Containing, among other matters, advice not to receive our Envoys; on the contrary, to menace us with hostile appearances, and they might rely upon bringing the U. States to her terms. The name of one person has been mentioned to me. Cruel must these Reports be, if unfounded, and if founded, what punishment can be too great for the Actors in so diabolical a Drama. The period is big with events, but what it will produce is beyond the reach of human Ken. On this, as upon all other occasions, I hope the best. It has always been my belief that Providence has not led us so far in the path of Independence of one Nation, to throw us into the Arms of another. And that the machinations of those who are attempting it, will, sooner or later, recoil upon their own heads. Heaven grant it may happen soon, upon all those whose conduct deserve it. With truth I am always Yours Go: WashingtonJames McHenry Esqr[Docketed on page four] March 27th 1998/ Mount VernonHistorical BackgroundDespite the Franco-American alliance that had won America its independence, as France's 1789 revolution became more radical and bloody, tensions between the two countries grew. After the monarchy was overthrown in 1792, the new government started to export her revolution by going to war with Britain and much of the rest of Europe. Rather than supporting our former ally, Washington declared American neutrality. America's refusal to pay its Revolutionary War debts to France (arguing that the debt was owed to the now extinct monarchy, not the new government) hadn't helped the relationship. In 1793, the French ambassador to the United States, Citizen Gent, attempted to circumvent Washington's Neutrality Proclamation by arriving in Charleston, not Philadelphia (the temporary capitol), and directly recruiting American privateers to fight the British on the seas and the Spanish in Florida. President Washington demanded that the Fre. (See website for full description)

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        The reports of the Society for Bettering the Condition and Increasing the Comforts of the Poor. Vol.I [ - Vol.V]

      London: printed for the Society, by W. Bulmer and Co. 1798[-1808]. Reports nos.1-30 in 5 vols., 8vo., various paginations (at least 400pp. per volume but see further notes below* about collation), contemporary marbled boards, uniformly rebacked fairly recently in calf, gilt lettered and lines. In very good state of preservation. See Goldsmiths 37701. The 'Bettering Society', although widely supported by philanthropic Londoners, not least by members of the Clapham Sect, including William Wilberforce and Zachary Macaulay, was at heart the philanthropic engine of Sir Thomas Bernard (1750-1818), the son of Sir Francis Bernard, Governor of Massachusetts, who was, from 1785, virtually a full-time philanthropist. 'From the 1770s on food prices tended to rise faster than wages and many were forced to apply for parish relief. Other problems emerged from changing working relations in town and country, while during the 1790s poor rates rocketed and famine threatened a number of private relief schemes. Bernard adopted the ideas of Count Rumford on soup kitchens and the economical nutrition of the poor and promoted these generally. In 1796, along with William Wilberforce, Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham, Frances Elizabeth King, and others, he established the influential Society for Bettering the Condition and Improving the Comforts of the Poor. The society's principal aim was to promote good practice in poor relief measures by means of propaganda. The society's Reports collected information respecting the poor, and the best way of relieving their hardship. A central aim of this work was always to enable the poor to better their own condition through applying justly administered assistance, rather than to discipline them or make them objects of dependence. Incentives and examples were preferred to compulsion and control, with Bernard opposed in general to workhouse principles. Instead self-help and independence were to be fostered amid the lower orders. Moral improvement stemming from evangelical Christianity was to play a major role in the self-betterment of the poor. Bernard published exemplary tales of working men and women who had, through acts of economy and thrift, hard work, and initiative, supported their own families. ..... There emerged from the work of Bernard and the Society for Bettering the Condition of the Poor a school for the indigent blind, the Cancer Institution, and the Fever Institution, alongside other initiatives. He was also interested in allotments, friendly societies, Sunday societies, schools of industry, medical charities, penny clubs, the aged poor, and schemes for the promotion of vaccination.' [R.D. Sheldon in ODNB]. * The collation of this set brings up some anomalies. While the First Report> is the second printing (edition) of 1798, the Contents> list refers to the pagination of the first printing (edition). The Report>, nonetheless, is absolutely complete. Also, as often happens with annual reports and other serial publications, individual title-pages of the annual reports are sometimes discarded by binders. In our case the individual title-pages for the 25th to 28th and the 30th Reports> have all been discarded. Two leaves in the 4th volume have been torn with the loss of page numerals and a couple of words. In all other respects the text is complete. NOTE: A few later Reports> were also published. The British Library seems to have copies of those for 1811 and 1815-17 (the 31st and 37th to 40th).

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        Skandinavisk Museum. Ved et Selskab. Bind. 1-7.

      Kiöbenhavn 1798-1803. 2 foldede plansjer. Fine samt. skinnbd. med fargede skinn tittelfelter. Rik ryggdekor i gull

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        Gesamtansicht von Koblenz u. Ehrenbreitstein ('Ansicht von Coblenz').

      - aquarellierte Umrißradierung v. Johann Ziegler n. Lorenz Janscha b. Artaria u. Comp. in Wien, 1798, 39 x 50 1. Ausgabe auf van der Ley Papier mit getuschter Umrandung. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Historia del más famoso escudero Sancho Panza, desde la gloriosa muerte de D. Quixote de la Mancha hasta el último dia y postrero de su muerte. 2 TOMOS

      - .- .- .- M.- Villalpando imp.- .- 1798.- 9x14 cm.- T. I:8 hh + 352 pp.-T. II: 7 hh + 270 pp.- .- .- Pasta española con pequeños roces.- .- El tomo 1º, falto de portada y hoja de derechos (por lo demás, completo) fue editado en la Imprenta Real, 1793. Palau no cita la 2ª parte. A excepción de las faltas reseñadas, buen ejemplar. Muy raro.ATENCIÓN: EN EL PAGO CONTRA REEMBOLSO EL PRECIO DEL ENVÍO SE INCREMENTARÁ EN 3.00 EUROS

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        Essai sur la théorie des nombres.

      Paris, Duprat, an VI [1798] - 4to (255 x 195 mm), pp [xxiv] 472 [56]; a very nice copy in contemporary French tree calf, spine gilt with geometric patterns and caduceuses. £3250First edition, one of the fundamental works in the history of number theory, containing Legendre's discovery of the law of quadratic reciprocity, described by Gauss as the 'gem of arithmetic'. Although Legendre had first given a demonstration of this law in the Mémoires of the Academy of Sciences, Paris, 1785, his presentation was incomplete and only fully developed in the present work. This work also contains his researches on Fermat's last theorem and the group of integers which can be represented as sums of three squares. This work also demonstrates him as a precursor of analytic number theory, with his law on the distribution of prime numbers. See DSB VIII pp. 135-143.Norman catalogue 1325; Parkinson Breakthroughs p. 231

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        Atlas du Rhin de Bonn jusqu'a Bale .. - Atlas van den Rhyn van Bonn tot Bazel, in XXXVI afgezette aan - een - sluitende Kaarten ..

      Amsterdam, Holtrop (ohne Jahresangabe ), um 1798.. 2 gefalt. Titelblätter, 1 doppelblattgr. altkol. Übersichtskarte und 36 altkol. Kupferstichkarten ( je ca. 16,5 x 16,5), jeweils von Einzelplatten gedruckt, kl.- 8°, (18 x 10 cm.). Ppbd. d. Zeit ( mit Abrieb ). Koemann, Hol. 1 ( = einziger bei Holtorf erschieneer Atlas.) Die Karten sind plattengleich mit dem bereits 1735 bei Schenk erschienenem Atlas: "Le Flambaeu de la Guerre". Hellwig, Mittelrhein Nr. 86. ( Die Ausgabe bei Schenk ) - Die Einzelkarten lassen sich zu einer großen Gesamtkarte zusammensetzen ( Gesamtgröße ca. 148 x 66 cm.) und umfassen das Gebiet Bonn - Herborn im Norden und Montbiliard - Basel - Schaffhausen im Süden. Die Einzelkarten sind zugleich genaue kleine Gebietskarten. Bis auf den schlichten Einband ein sehr gut erhaltener Taschenatlas! - Sehr seltene Ausgabe. Kein Exemplar - außer diesem - auf deutschen Auktionen seit 1990.

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        Proofs of a Conspiracy Against All the Religions and Government of Europe, Carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati,,and Reading Societies

      T. Dobson, 1798. Hardcover bound in full brown leather, 391 pages. This is the 3rd edition on 1798 to which has a postscript added. This edition was printed in Philadelphia for T. Dobson. The leather cover is worn and scuffed, the underlying boards are exposed at the corners, joints of the spine cracking but the inside is still solid, leather has fine cracks along the spine that tend to obscure the faded gilt title. Inside there is a damp stain near the head of the spine that markedly decreases on the following paged and is nearly gone by the start of the text, all paper is a bit age toned with occasional foxing, lightly soiled with heavier soiling of the end papers, title page hosts two previous owner's names - one stamped and a different name hand written. Images available. USPS tracking used on all domestic shipments. This book weighs approximately 1.6 pounds and may need additional postage for Priority or International shipment.. Third Edition. Full-Leather. Good.

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        Athenian Letters: Or, the Epistolary Correspondance of an Agent of the King of Persia, Residing at Athens during the Peloponnesian War. A new Edition; to which is prefixed a Geographical Index. In two Volumes. Illustrated with Engravings, and a Map of Ancient Greece. 1-2.

      - London, T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1798. 4to. Engr. portrait,+ iii-lxii,+ (2),+ 436 pp.+ fold. engr. map,+ 7 engr. plates; engr. portrait,+ iii-xv,+ (1 blank),+ 466 pp.+ 5 engr. plates. Minor ink-spots on pp. 412-413 in part one, and a minor hole in margin through pp. 241-242 in part two. Well preserved contemporary green half morocco, gilt spines with raised bands, yellow edges. Two volumes. The work of a group of English writers, each letter being signed by an initial indicating the author, as follows: P.-Phillip Yorke, Earl of Hardwicke; C.-Charles Yorke: R.-Georg Henry Rooke, also John Green. Originally published in 4 volumes in 1741-43, later edition in 1810. A work that for many years had a considerable vogue and went through several editions. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Ueber Georgianische Litteratur.

      Wien, Trattner, 1798.. circa 18,3 x 12 cm. 286 SS., 1 gefaltete Tafel Halb-Leinen um 1900. Vater 139 (erster Titel); nicht bei Zaunmüller (und auch keine früheren Titel). Seltene erste grosse Monographie über die Literatur der Georgier von dem Linguisten und Jesuiten Franz Karl Alter (1749-1804), der in Prag und später in Wien als Bibliothekar arbeitete und orientalische Sprachen, Griechisch und Diplomatik lehrte. Ein Lexikon des Georgischen bzw. Grusinischen war bereits von Paolini verfasst worden, eine Grammatik von Maggio. Dagegen bemerkt Alter hier im Vorwort: "Georgianische Litteraturkunde ist noch ein zu bearbeitendes Feld in der allgemeinen Litteraturgeschichte. Materialien zu sammeln zu dieser Georgianischen Litteraturgeschichte hab ich mir angelegen sein lassen. Ich will dem Publikum liefern, was von Georgianischer Litteratur in Handschriften, und in gedruckten Ausgaben existiret". - Die grosse Tafel zeigt ein Alphabet in grusinischen Schriftzeichen. - Titel verso alt gestempelt (ausgeschieden). Vorsatz mit gestochenem Wappen-Exlibris von "Christophorus abbas Luccensis".

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        A Journey From Bengal To England, Through The Northern Part Of India, Kashmire, Afghanistan, And Persia, And Into Russia, By The Caspian-Sea

      London: Printed For R.Fauldere, 1798., 1798. 2 Volumes. 4to. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xiv, [1 leaf], 315; 1 p.l., 297. lacking half-titles. folding engraved map (frontis.). new half calf over 19th century marbled bds., endpapers retained (dampstain to lower portion of map). tipped-in printed slip: 'With the compliments of Sewell Elliot, Entomologist, New York City'. former owner's signature on paste-downs: Charles A.Ray, 1886. First Edition. In 1782-84, Forster, a civil servant of the East India Company at Madras, set out on an overland journey from Calcutta through Cashmere, Afghanistan, Herat, Khorassan, and Mazanderan, and across the Caspian Sea into Russia, a remarkable journey at that time. In Russia he toured the Volga River to Moscow and St. Petersburg. Forster's narrative includes sketches of Hindu mythology and an abbreviated history of the 'Rohilahs, Shu-Jah-Ud-Dowlah, and Sicques'. Nerhood 109.. F.

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        Document signed with a wooden stamp ("Yo El Rey") and with evidence of a royal paper and wax seal

      Aranjuez Folio (288 x 210 mm.). [3] ff.. 23 February 1798 Decree confirming Pedro Inocencio Bejarano as bishop of Buenos Aires, succeeding the late Manuel de Azamor y Ramírez. Written in a cursive hand. With, in addition to the stamped royal signature, those of various witnesses. Stitched.

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        Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World. performed in the years 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, and 1795, in the Discovery sloop of war, and armed tender Chatham.

      London Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, and J. Edwards 1798 - One of the Most Important Voyages of the Eighteenth Century VANCOUVER, George. A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and round the World.performed in the years 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, and 1795, in the Discovery sloop of war, and armed tender Chatham.London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, and J. Edwards, 1798. First edition. Three quarto volumes (11 1/2 x 9 1/8 inches; 294 x 234 mm.) plus folio atlas volume (22 x 16 3/4 inches; 560 x 430 mm). [8], xxix, [1, blank], [2, ads], [4, contents], [2, list of plates], 432; [10], 504; [10], 505, [3, errata] pp. Eighteen engraved plates, one of which is a map. Complete with half-titles and errata. Ten folding maps and six plates of profiles in the atlas volume. Text volumes bound in contemporary speckled calf, all volumes uniformly rebacked to style. With double blind ruled borders. Spines each with a blue calf label, and a red morocco label, stamped and lettered in gilt. Edges speckled brown. Marbled endpapers. Boards are a bit scuffed and bumped. Volume I with some minor worming to lower margin, mainly a single hole and not affecting text. Remnants of previous owner's old ink inscription on half-title of volume I, now mostly rubbed away. Front inner hinge of volume II is split but still firm. Volume II with a minor dampstain to for edges which shows slightly to bottom margin of a few pages and a bit darker on final blank. Volume II has a few pages (283-286) with a crease through the middle affecting text of a few lines. Plates with some light foxing and pages facing the plates a bit toned. Otherwise text is extremely clean. Atlas bound in half modern speckled calf over marbled boards. Boards lightly soiled. A few folding maps with minor repairs and small tears to creases, with no loss. Plate 5 map with a 3-inch closed tear at inner margin, also with no loss. Overall, an excellent set; tall, clean and complete. "Vancouver, who had served on Cook's third voyage, was made commander of an expedition whose express purpose was to reclaim wherever possible British rights to the Northwest Coast of America. Vancouver sailed to the Pacific via Australia, where he discovered and charted King George Sound and Cape Hood, passed Van Deiman's Land, and visited New Zealand, Hawaii and the Northwest Coast. During the course of three seasons, he surveyed Alaska and the Northwest Coast, investigated the Strait of Juan de Fuca, discovered the strait of Georgia, and circumnavigated Vancouver Island. He visited San Francisco, Monterey, and other Spanish settlements in Alta California ' (Graff). "His voyage is important not only for the magnificent charts and splendid views that accompanied it, but also for the valuable and extensive amount of information that it provided on the Spanish settlements, the Indian tribes, and the physical features of the countries that he visited. It is one of the 'classics' of late eighteenth-century geographical literature" (Howell). "Of all modern exploring voyages to the Pacific those of Cook, La Perouse and Vancouver were the most important" (Howes). Cowan, p. 655. Graff 4456. Hill I, p. 303. Howes V23. Sabin 98443. HBS 67526. $52,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Decouvertes dans la Mer du Sud Nouvelles de M de la Perouse, Jusqu'en 1794 Traces de son passage trouvees en diverses isles et terres de l"Ocean pacifique; grande Isle peuplee d'emigres francais

      Paris: Chez Everat A good copy of this scarce work in contemporary half leather binding. Undated but 1798. Imagines the continuation of La Perouse's voyage after Botany Bay, describing his death, and the discovery of an island peopled by French escapees from the Revolution. This copy has a red leather spine with gilt compartments and gilt titles. The boards and endpapers are marbled. The spine has a little wear at the bottom and the boards have wear to edges. Internally the endpapers are marbled. Contents: title page, text 397pp plus errata 2pp. The original page marker is present. The paper is very brown-toned to around p300 and more lightly toned with occasional light marking to the end of the work. Otherwise in good clean condition.

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        New Views of the Origins of the Tribes and Nations of America

      Philadelphia 1798 - "The Second Edition, corrected and greatly enlarged." Marbled paper boards with leather spine and gilt lettering. Light rubbing on edges, corners, and spine ends. Deckle edges. Original text block has minor foxing. Thin area on title page appears to be an original paper defect. Benjamin Smith Barton, M. D. Correspondent-member of the Ant quaries [sic] of Scotland; Member of the American Philosophical Society; Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences of Boston; Corresponding Member of the Massachussetts Historical Society, and Professor of Materia Medica, Natural History and Botany, in the University of Pennsylvania. One of Barton's Native American interests was comparative linguistics, apparent in his Comparative Vocabularies, which is about half of the text. The preface also addresses languages as one of the most readily observable fields in philology, theories of race. The text starts with a dedication letter to Thomas Jefferson, then vice-president. Barton was known for other contributions in natural sciences and was chosen by Jefferson to advise Lewis and Clark prior to their expedition. Howes B-211. Sabin 3819. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The life of Edward, Earl of Clarendon, containing, I. An account of the chancellor's life from his birth to the Restoration in 1660. II. A continuation of the same, and of his history of the grand rebellion, from the Restoration to his banishment in 1667. (5 volume set)

      Basil, J.J. Tourneisen, 1798-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 5 volume set. 1/4 leather over blue marbled boards. Marbled end pages. Good bindings and covers. pp. [i], VI, 298; [i], 320; [i], 346; [i], 318; [i], 252, [28, Index]. Gift book plate of noted American historian, Henry Steele Commager. Hampshire College library stamps and markings. ESTC N11002.

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        A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and round the world... in the Discovery sloop of war, and armed tender Chatham, under the command of Captain George Vancouver

      G.G. and J. Robinson, 1798. Complete set, three volumes, quarto, with 18 engraved plates of views (one supplied), folio atlas with 16 large plates of charts and views on renewed stubs; handsomely bound in modern quarter calf with speckled papered boards and vellum tips, spines gilt in compartments, retaining the original crimson labels, the text volumes with the armorial bookplate of an early owner. First edition of this great voyage, "one of the most important ever made" (Hill), and of considerable significance for its discoveries in and charting of the south-west coast of Australia. Vancouver's chart of the "S.W. Coast of New Holland" is the West's equivalent of Cook's chart of Botany Bay.George Vancouver (1757-1798), got his early training as a midshipman and later Lieutenant on Cook's second and third voyages. After his return he spent most of the 1780s in West Indian waters, before being appointed, in 1791, to command of a major scientific expedition to focus on the northwest Pacific: the successes of Cook's voyages were very much in mind in the planning of this expedition, and it was no coincidence that Vancouver's new command was named Discovery, explicitly in honour of the vessel of that name that had sailed on Cook's third voyage. Vancouver sailed to the Pacific by way of Australia where, in 1791, he made landfall on the then largely unknown south-west coast and discovered and named King George III Sound (modern Albany). This was the first English visit to any part of the west coast since Dampier, whose poor reports had led to the neglect of that part of the continent. Indeed, the west was explicitly excluded from Governor Phillip's otherwise extensive realm, with the western boundary of his authority stopping at the famous "Pope's line", the line that still constitutes the inland border of Western Australia.After leaving the south-west coast, Vancouver unsuccessfully attempted to enter the Great Australian Bight, discovering and charting Point Hood on its western extremity. He then sailed past Van Diemen's Land into the Pacific, visiting New Zealand, Hawaii, and the Northwest coast of America. During the course of three seasons, he surveyed Alaska, the Northwest Coast, investigated the Straits of Juan de Fuca, discovered the Strait of Georgia, and circumnavigated Vancouver Island. He visited San Francisco, Monterey and other Spanish Settlements in Alta California, and made three visits to the Hawaiian Islands where he introduced cattle from Monterey. The expedition's storeship Daedalus sailed twice to Port Jackson, to deliver cattle and stores for the colony and despatches for Phillip - including Vancouver's charts of the south-west coast of Australia - and others for transmission back to London. Daedalus also collected such stores as were available at Port Jackson for the expedition. Vancouver also mentions that his ship was carrying breadfruit for planting at Norfolk Island.Cook would have approved of the accuracy of Vancouver's charting, which survived almost unchanged into modern times, and certainly Vancouver had learned the lessons of long voyages from his old captain, with only five men of a complement of 180 being lost in over four years at sea. But it is also true that by 1794 Vancouver was subject to wild mood swings and erratic behaviour which led to him being feared and sometimes mocked by his men (in modern times it has been argued that he was suffering from some form of hypothyroidism, possibly Grave's Disease). His health was ruined by the time they returned to England in 1795. Vancouver retired to Petersham to prepare this publication for the press, but in an eerie foreshadowing of the fate of his successor Flinders, died at age 40 while the account was nearing publication. Ferguson, 281; Forbes, 298; Hill, 1753; Lada-Mocarski, 55; Australian Rare Books, 63a.

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        Habits of New French Legislators

      London: H. Humphrey, 1798. - Gillray Punctures ParliamentComplete and Exceedingly Scarce[GILLRAY, James]. Habits of New French Legislators and other Public Functionaries. London: H. Humphrey, 1798. First edition, complete; both series. Folio (platemarks c. 260 x 195 mm). Twelve hand-colored engravings, some stipple and aquatint, lettered with series title and plate number 1-12 above the image, lettered below the image with the title in French, engraver's name A"J.s.G.y.d. & f.t. and the publication line. Mounted on large blue stock with contemporary inked caption labels bordered in red mounted opposite to identify the relevant political figureContemporary plain blue wrappers. A fine copy. Chemised and housed in a quarter morocco clamshell case.Not in Abbey, Tooley, or Ray. The copy in the British Museum Satires collection is incomplete. OCLC records only one complete copy, at the BNF.Only two complete copies at auction within the last ninety years, in 1926 and 1956.James Gillray (1756 or 1757 - 1815), was a British caricaturist and printmaker famous for his etched political and social satires, mainly published between 1792 and 1810. The name of Gillray's publisher and print seller, Miss Hannah Humphrey is inextricably associated with that of the caricaturist. Gillray lived with Miss (often called Mrs) Humphrey during the entire period of his fame. It is believed that he several times thought of marrying her, and that on one occasion the pair were on their way to the church, when Gillray said: "This is a foolish affair, methinks, Miss Humphrey. We live very comfortably together; we had better let well alone." The times in which Gillray lived were peculiarly favourable to the growth of a great school of caricature. Party warfare was carried on with great vigour and not a little bitterness; and personalities were freely indulged in on both sides. Gillray's incomparable wit and humour, knowledge of life, fertility of resource, keen sense of the ludicrous, and beauty of execution, at once gave him the first place among caricaturists. He is honorably distinguished in the history of caricature by the fact that his sketches are real works of art. The ideas embodied in some of them are sublime and poetically magnificent in their intensity of meaning, while the forthrightness - which some have called coarseness -which others display is characteristic of the general freedom of treatment common in all intellectual departments in the 18th century. The historical value of Gillray's work has been recognized by many discerning students of history. "Gillray's treatment ranged from the heroic to the broadly comic, but his excesses at either extreme are excused to the discerning student because of the presence of that relevant satire which distinguishes caricature from crude foolishness.When Gillray [as here] illustrated his suspicion that [Sir Charles] Fox and others were inclining towards the advanced ideas of the French revolutionaries sans-culottes, by drawing them always without any trousers, he produced 'vulgarity' but not silliness. Fox was much incensed" (David Low, British Cartoonists. p. 12-13).Pub.d April 18, 1798:1. Le Ministre d'Etat, en Grand Costume [Mr. Fox].2. Le Membres du Conseil des Anciens [Duke of Norfolk, the Marquis of Sansdown, Duke of Grafton].3. Le Membres du Conseil des Cinq Cents [Mr. Byng, Michaelangelo Taylor, Lord Lauderdale, Lord Stanhope, Lord Derby].4. Membre de Directoire Executif [ Francis Duke of Bedford].5. President d'Administration Municipale [Horne Looke].6. Le Boureau [ Mr. Tierney].Pub.d May 21, 1798:1. L'Avocat de la Republique [Lord Erskine].2. Membre de la Haute Cour de Justice [Sir George Shuckborough].3. Juge de Tribunal Correctionnel [ Mr. Courtney].4. Juge de Paix [Mr. Nical]. 5. Le Tresorier [ Sir William Putney].6. Messager d'Eatat [Sir Francis Burdett].Cf. BM Satires 9197-9201, 9208-13. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Stadtplan ('Plan nouveau et correct des Villes et Fauxbourgs de Londres et Westminster et du Bourg de Southwark, Avec la Campagne adjacente, et les grands Chemins nouvellement construits, & c.').

      - anonymer Kupferstich, 1798, 27,8 x 48 Not by Mapping London (Cat. III). - Zeigt einen Stadtgrundriß von London. - Unter dem Plan 2zeilige Vedutenunterschrift; darunter in Manuskript: '1798'. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Tabula Geographica maximae partis Americae Mediae sive Indiae Occidentalis - Karte des betraechtlichsten Theils von Mittel = America oder Westindien entworfen nach der grossen Karte des B. Edwards und andern bewaehrten Hülfsmitteln. - Im Kunstverlag bey Joh. Walch in Augsburg, 1798':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Johann Walch in Augsburg, dat. 1798, 49,5 x 61 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 343 (Johann Walch, 1757-1824. Cartographer and map publisher of Augsburg, son-in-law of Johann Martin Will whom he succeeded in 1806. .); Gier-Janota, Augsburger Buchdruck u. Verlagswesen, S. 1303 (Johann Walch) - Karte der Karibik (West Indies) zwischen Florida und der Nordküste von Südamerika (Venezuela und Kolumbien) mit den Grossen und Kleinen Antillen sowie den Ländern Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Südosten von Mexiko und Florida. - Oben rechts Titelkartusche und farbliche Darstellung der spanischen, französischen, englischen, dänischen, schwedischen, holländischen Besitzungen und der Nordamerikanischen Freistaaten. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Habits of New French Legislators

      1798. first edition. Gillray Punctures ParliamentComplete and Exceedingly Scarce[GILLRAY, James]. Habits of New French Legislators and other Public Functionaries. London: H. Humphrey, 1798. First edition, complete; both series. Folio (platemarks c. 260 x 195 mm). Twelve hand-colored engravings, some stipple and aquatint, lettered with series title and plate number 1-12 above the image, lettered below the image with the title in French, engraver's name A"J.s.G.y.d. & f.t. and the publication line. Mounted on large blue stock with contemporary inked caption labels bordered in red mounted opposite to identify the relevant political figureContemporary plain blue wrappers. A fine copy. Chemised and housed in a quarter morocco clamshell case.Not in Abbey, Tooley, or Ray. The copy in the British Museum Satires collection is incomplete. OCLC records only one complete copy, at the BNF.Only two complete copies at auction within the last ninety years, in 1926 and 1956.James Gillray (1756 or 1757 - 1815), was a British caricaturist and printmaker famous for his etched political and social satires, mainly published between 1792 and 1810. The name of Gillray's publisher and print seller, Miss Hannah Humphrey is inextricably associated with that of the caricaturist. Gillray lived with Miss (often called Mrs) Humphrey during the entire period of his fame. It is believed that he several times thought of marrying her, and that on one occasion the pair were on their way to the church, when Gillray said: "This is a foolish affair, methinks, Miss Humphrey. We live very comfortably together; we had better let well alone." The times in which Gillray lived were peculiarly favourable to the growth of a great school of caricature. Party warfare was carried on with great vigour and not a little bitterness; and personalities were freely indulged in on both sides. Gillray's incomparable wit and humour, knowledge of life, fertility of resource, keen sense of the ludicrous, and beauty of execution, at once gave him the first place among caricaturists. He is honorably distinguished in the history of caricature by the fact that his sketches are real works of art. The ideas embodied in some of them are sublime and poetically magnificent in their intensity of meaning, while the forthrightness - which some have called coarseness -which others display is characteristic of the general freedom of treatment common in all intellectual departments in the 18th century. The historical value of Gillray's work has been recognized by many discerning students of history. "Gillray's treatment ranged from the heroic to the broadly comic, but his excesses at either extreme are excused to the discerning student because of the presence of that relevant satire which distinguishes caricature from crude foolishness...When Gillray [as here] illustrated his suspicion that [Sir Charles] Fox and others were inclining towards the advanced ideas of the French revolutionaries sans-culottes, by drawing them always without any trousers, he produced 'vulgarity' but not silliness. Fox was much incensed" (David Low, British Cartoonists. p. 12-13).Pub.d April 18, 1798:1. Le Ministre d'Etat, en Grand Costume [Mr. Fox].2. Le Membres du Conseil des Anciens [Duke of Norfolk, the Marquis of Sansdown, Duke of Grafton].3. Le Membres du Conseil des Cinq Cents [Mr. Byng, Michaelangelo Taylor, Lord Lauderdale, Lord Stanhope, Lord Derby].4. Membre de Directoire Executif [ Francis Duke of Bedford].5. President d'Administration Municipale [Horne Looke].6. Le Boureau [ Mr. Tierney].Pub.d May 21, 1798:1. L'Avocat de la Republique [Lord Erskine].2. Membre de la Haute Cour de Justice [Sir George Shuckborough].3. Juge de Tribunal Correctionnel [ Mr. Courtney].4. Juge de Paix [Mr. Nical]. 5. Le Tresorier [ Sir William Putney].6. Messager d'Eatat [Sir Francis Burdett].Cf. BM Satires 9197-9201, 9208-13.

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        A Bill . . . for granting an Aid and Contribution for the Prosecution of the War . . . by Granting certain Duties upon Income [with] A Bill [As Amended on Re-commitment] [with] Schedule to Income Duty Bill [with] A Bill . . . Extending [the first Act]

      The rare bills establishing and extending the first legislation imposing direct taxation in Great Britain, Pitt's Income Tax Act of 1799 [39 Geo III c.13], as the country sought to finance the Napoleonic Wars, still the ancestor of today's tax regime. Modern wraps somewhat strained, light browning, one blank margin torn away, the Taussig copies; two copies of the first, one of the other three, in ESTC. Ordered to be printed 8th December 1798 [and subsequent dates], London, 1798-99.

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        The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon, Lord High Chancellor of England, and Chancellor of the University of Oxford. Containing, I. An account of the Chancellor's life from his birth to the restoration in 1660. II. A continuation of the same; and of his history of the Grand Rebellion, from the restoration to his banishment in 1667. Written by Himself. Printed from his original manuscripts, given to the University of Oxford by the heirs of the late Earl of Clarendon. Volume the First [- the Fifth].

      Basle: Printed and sold by J.J. Tourneisen 1798 - 5 vols., a bit of browning at either end of all vols. and just occasionally elsewhere, rust hole in last leaf of last vol. with the loss of a letter, pp. [i], VI, 298; [i], 320; [i], 346; [i], 318; [i], 252, [28, Index], 8vo, contemporary speckled calf, compartments gilt ruled on spines, red lettering pieces, numbered in gilt direct, a little superficial wear, La Tour de Pin book-label inside front covers, very good. An attractive copy of a scarce edition. ESTC records BL only in the UK, a couple on the Continent, and 6 in the US. (ESTC N11002)

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        The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire. 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. Illustrated with fifty copper plates and a copious Index Compiled from the Manuscripts of Huntbach, Loxdale, Bishop Lyttelton, and other Collections of Dr.Wilkes, the Rev. T.Reilde. Including Erdeswicke's Survey of the County and the approved parts of Dr. Plot's Natural History. The whole brought down t

      London: J.Nichols and Son. Both bindings heavily damaged and apart. Needs a lot of attention from bookbinder. Bookblocks sound. Folded map of Staffordshire torn and with some dogears. The Portrait of Shaw detached.. London, J.Nichols and Son, 1798-1801. 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. Original, contemporary calf backed boards. Both bindings heavily damaged and apart. Needs a lot of attention from bookbinder. Bookblocks sound. Folded map of Staffordshire torn and with some dogears. The Portrait of Shaw detached. 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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        An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales

      London: Cadell & Davies, 1798. Quarto, two charts (one folding), 22 engraved plates; a handsome copy in full speckled calf, gilt, double spine labels, by Aquarius. The most detailed First Fleet account. First edition of this substantial account of the first Australian settlement, with its important suite of images of life in early Sydney.Collins had arrived with the First Fleet as Judge-Advocate and was Secretary to Governor Phillip. His book is a valuable account of the early settlement by an educated and observant resident of ten years, and was the last of the Australian foundation books to be published. It is written with a tremendous attention to detail which marks it out as the most rigorous of any of the early narratives, and is often described as the earliest history of Australia as an English colony. The book is illustrated with full-page engravings prepared in London by the well-known artist Edward Dayes from sketches done in the colony by the convict artist Thomas Watling. The illustrations include an important group depicting the fledgling settlements at Sydney and Parramatta, as well as a remarkable series of some of the ceremonies of the local Aboriginal tribes: Collins is known to have had a compassionate interest in the Aborigines of NSW.A second publication appeared in 1802, continuing Collins' chronicle of events; in our experience the two works are equally scarce.

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        Voyage à Botany-Bay, avec une description du pays, du m?urs, des coutumes et de la religion dés natifs

      Paris: Desenne, Anno VI, 1798. Octavo, xvi, 192 pp.; joints rubbed, very good in contemporary quarter roan with crimson morocco label. French edition of Barrington, with a five page preface explaining the extraordinary circumstances of the author, noting his aptitude for observation and return to grace in a new land.Garvey notes of this printing: 'French translation of the Voyage, nominally made from the third edition. This edition added various elements to the Voyage including a translator's preface, explanatory notes and, more interestingly, an additional paragraph at the conclusion of the work where 'Barrington' laments his exile'.

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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... Volume II. Part I. [All Published]

      London: Printed by and for J. Nichols, 1798-1801. First edition, 2 vols., folio, large paper copy, xxiv, 125, [1], xxxviii, 434, 38; xxxii, 13, [1], 290, 20pp., with list of subscribers and list of plates, double-page plan, large folding engraved county map, 82 engraved plates, numerous vignettes within the letterpress, 3 folding pedigrees, some occasional spotting and age toning, marbled endpapers, contemporary full diced russia, spines tooled in gilt, boards with a triple-rolled decorative border in gilt and blind, with Mark Masterman Sykes's crest stamped in gilt on both upper and lower board, very neatly rebacked retaining the original spine, gilt edges, an attractive set. Rev. Stebbing Shaw (1762–1802), historian. "The first of Shaw's three projected volumes entitled 'The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire' was published in 1798. It covered part of Offlow hundred (south-east Staffordshire) and the city of Lichfield, with introductory sections on the county as a whole. Volume 2 followed in 1801, covering the rest of Offlow hundred and all of Seisdon hundred (south-west Staffordshire, including Wolverhampton). Shaw had originally intended to include Cuttlestone hundred (the area to the north) but decided to hold it over."—(ODNB). Unfortunately, Shaw died before before the projected third volume was published. Provenance: Mark Masterman Sykes; Armorial bookplate of T. Tornhill; Wood-engraved bookplate of Dudley F. Taylor, Lichfield. Upcott III, pp. 1176-1185.

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        Plan des Iles Kuriles et des Terres peu connues situees a la suite de ces Iles: d'apres un manuscrit conserve dans les Archives d'Ochotsk qui a ete communique a M. Lesseps en 1788.

      Paris 1798,. Kupferstich von Bouclet/Herault, 50 x 70 cm. Sehr gut erhalten, breitrandig. Wide margins, very good condition.. * Das Kartenbild reicht von der Südspitze Kamtchatkas bis zum Norden Japans, mit kleiner Nebenkarte der Aleuten. Im Norden Japans sind gestochene Berichte über die dort lebenden Völker enthalten: im Lande Nanacaki (Nangasaki?) regieren zehn Chefs; die Einwohner besitzen Gold und Silber und tragen seidene Kleider; man findet dort Kanonen, Gewehre und Militärmusik; sie besitzen keine Wollstoffe, sondern nur Seide und Baumwolle. Ein russisches Schiff sei herzlich empfangen und gebeten worden, bald wiederzukommen. Die Einwohner einer großen Insel tragen kurze Kleider und lange Hosen, sie treiben Seehandel mit den Bewohnern der Amur-Gegend, diese liefern Otter-, Fuchs- und Zobelfelle und nehmen dafür Gold, Silber und Wertvolle Stoffe. Quite a detailed chart of the Chain of the Kourile Islands just off the Aleutians, which was taken from a manuscript chart in the Archives of Ochotsk, by the 23 year old de Lesseps, on his momentous overland journey back to France with Laperouse's charts and drawings. A cartographically important chart showing the Region between Kamtchatka's South and Northern Japan. The chart with wide margins, in very good condition.

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