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      1798. Hawles, John. THE ENGLISHMAN'S RIGHT, OR, A DIALOGEU BETWEEN A BARRISTER AT LAW AND A JURYMAN. To Which is Prefixed, An Introductory Essay on the Moral Duty of a Judge. By Lord Bacon. Introduction by Alexander Brodie. Philadelphia: Printed by John Thompson for Alexander Brodie, 1798. 6, [vii], 17-70pp. sm. 8vo. Contemporary leather over marbled paper boards. Signatures/dates of the owner Samuel Rockwell/May 1st, 1809 on front pastedown page, upper edge of title page, first, upper edge of introduction page. Samuel Rockwell was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, settling afterwards in Massachusetts, where he became involved in local community affairs; was a teacher and writer of obituaries. Rubbing and wear along the edges of covers, corner tips rounded, small loss of leather lower edge of spine, rubbing/fading on marbled paper, foxing on end papers, small dampstain upper edge of first 8 pages; otherwise internally clean and unmarked. Very Good+ hardcover

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        "Ponte Acquoreo a Tivoli". Der Ponte l'Acquoria in Tivoli.

      17981. Radierung, Rom 1798, auf Velin. 28:38 cm. Literatur: Andresen 75, II (von II). Aus der 72-Blatt-Folge "Mahlerisch radirte Prospecte von Italien" die J.Chr. Reinhart, J.W. Mechau (1745-1808) und A.Chr. Dies (1755-1822) 1792-1793 nach der Natur für den Verleger und Kunsthändler Frauenholz in Nürnberg zeichneten und radierten. - Vorzüglicher und vollrandiger Abdruck, Einriß im oberen Rand hinterlegt.. Reinhart studierte erst in Leipzig Theologie und nahm dann bei A.F. Oeser (1717-1799) Kunstunterricht. 1783 lernte er in Dresden J.Chr. Klengel (1751-1824) kennen, der ihn stark beeinflußte. 1785 begegnete er Schiller und schloß Freundschaft mit dem Dichter. In Meiningen, wo er 1786-1789 lebte und sich sein Landschaftsstil ausbildete, wurde er engster Vertrauter des Herzogs. 1789 zog er nach Rom. Dort ging er unter dem Einfluß von J.A. Koch (1768-1839) und A.J. Carstens (1754-1798) zum heroischen Landschaftsstil über. Ab 1825 erhielt er durch König Ludwig I. von Bayern eine Pension. 1839 wurde er Ehrenmitglied der Münchener Akademie und Bayerischer Hofmaler.

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        'Die Porcelanfabrike'.

      . altkolorierter Kupferstich v. G. Vogel n. A. Gabler b. Johann Peter Voigt, 1798, 13,5 x 8. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        'Der Lebküchner'.

      . altkolorierter Kupferstich v. G. Vogel b. Johann Peter Voigt, 1798, 13 x 8,5. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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      . altkolorierter Kupferstich v. G. Vogel n. A. Gabler b. Johann Peter Voigt, 1798, 13,5 x 8. Zeigt das Aufhängen von Wandtapeten und Gardinen, Veredlung von Alkoven und das Beziehen von Sesseln und Kanapees. - Innenausstatter / Raumausstatter. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        'Der Porcelanofen'.

      . altkolorierter Kupferstich v. G. Vogel n. A. Gabler b. Johann Peter Voigt, 1798, 13,5 x 8. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Theoria Generationis et Fructificationis Plantarum Cryptogamicarum Linnaei. Retractata et aucta.

      Lipsiae, ex officina Breitkopfio - Haerteliana, 1798. 4to (265 x 220mm). pp. xii, 268, with 1 plain plate of instruments and 42 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spine in 6 compartments (repair at head of spine). Second enlarged edition. The first edition was published in St.Petersburg in 1784 with 37 plates. 'Epochmaking' work by the founder of modern bryology. Hedwig "succeeded in describing in great detail the organs of reproduction and sometimes also the processes of fertilization of some of the algi, fungi, bryophytes and pteridophytes. He published his results in his 'Fundamentum historiae naturalis muscorum frondosorum' of 1782 and especially in his epochmaking 'Theoria generationis et fructificationis plantarum cryptogamicarum' (Stafleu p. 255). The works were "illustrated by the most accurate and beautiful figures of cryptogams yet produced by anyone" (Morton). Small tear in plain plate. Text a bit browned.//Stafleu & Cowan 2526.

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        Inledning til chemien [Introduction to chemistry].

      1798 - Åbo, Frenckellska boktryckeriet, 1798. 8:o. (4),150,(1) pp. Good light brown sprinkled boards with ivory-coloured label (Johanna Röjgård). Old red sprinkled edges. Occasional foxing and minor spotting. Small stain in upper margin on pp. 114-15. The Finnish chemist Johan Gadolin (1760-1852) studied in Åbo under P. A. Gadd and later under the great Torbern Bergman in Uppsala. He also cooperated with Gahn and Scheele. Gadolin's important "Inledning", which was published in connection with his appointment as professor of chemistry in Åbo, was frequently used by university students all over Scandinavia and was based on Fourcroy and Lavoisier. It has been called the first modern Scandinavian textbook on chemistry. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alphabet arabe, turk et persan, a l'usage de l'imprimerie orientale et francaise.

      Alexandria, Imprimerie orientale et francaise, an VI [1798].. Small 4to. 16 pp. Modern brown half calf with red label to giltstamped spine, bound to style.. The first book ever printed in Egypt, unquestionably the rarest and most important of the early books printed in the Middle East, published in the very year when modern printing was introduced to the Arab world. Only in October 1798 did J. J. Marcel arrive in Cairo with his employees and types to organize the Imprimerie Orientale. "The expedition of Napoleon Bonaparte to Egypt from 1798 until 1801 was a prelude to modernity. It was to change permanently the traditional Arab world [...] The French brought Arabic typography to Egypt, where it was practised under the supervision [...] of Jean Joseph Marcel [...]. Only a few days after the French troops landed [...] they set up the Imprimerie Orientale et Francaise there. It was an extraordinarily important turning point. For, leaving aside the Hebrew printing presses in Egypt of the 16th to the 18th centuries, until this date announcements and news adressed to Arabs there, as well as in other parts of the Arab-Islamic world, had been spread only in hand-writing or orally, by criers, preachers or storytellers" (Glass/Roper). - Slightly spotty in places, but well preserved. No copy in auction records or in libraries within the Arab world. - Geiss, Imprimerie en Egypte, p. 146, no. 1. D. Glass/G. Roper, The Printing of Arabic Books in the Arab World, in: Middle Eastern Languages and the Print Revolution (Gutenberg Museum Mainz 2002), p. 177-225, at 182. Querard V, 506. Bigmore/Wyman, II, 22. Schnurrer (Bibliotheca Arabica) 140 note. OCLC 245958561. For the importance of the first modern printing press in the Arab world cf. also Albert Hourani, Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age 1798-1939 (Cambridge University Press 1983).

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        Mémoires de l'Institut National des Sciences et des Arts. Sciences morales et politiques

      - Paris, Baudouin, Thermidor An VI, VII, IX, XI (1798, 1799, 1801, 1803). 4 forts volumes in-4, reliure d'époque plein veau blond glacé, dos richements ornés, toutes tranches dorées (exemplaire manié : dos et coiffes abîmée, mors fendus mais volumes solides, sauf plat sup. du 4e vol. en partie détaché). Tampon humide : Bibliothèque du Corps législatif (volume réformé). Illustré de 7 cartes gravées hors-texte, dont 6 dépliantes. Contient en particulier : le Mémoire sur les relations commerciales des Etats-Unis avec l'Angleterre, et l'Essai sur les avantages à retirer de colonies nouvelles dans les circonstances présentes, par TALLEYRAND ; le Mémoire relatif à l'île de Madagascar, par Lescallier ; les Observations sur l'origine de la maladie vénérienne et sur son introduction en Alsace et à Strasbourg, par KOCH ; le Discours sur la science sociale, par CAMBACERES ; l'Essai historique sur les navigations anciennes et modernes dans les hautes latitudes septentrionales, par BOUGAINVILLE ; De l'influence du régime diététique d'une nation sur son état politique, par Toulongeon ; etc. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        Fauna Svecica. Insecta.

      Upsaliae, J.F. Edman, (1798-1800). 3 volumes bound in two. 8vo (200 x120 mm). pp. (10), 358, (2); (2), 234; 459. Contemporary half calf, spines with gilt lines and lettering, green marbled sides. Gustav von Paykull (1757-1826) was a Swedish entomologist. He was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy and a founder of the natural history museum (Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet) in Stockholm. The present work deals exclusively with Coleoptera. A nicely bound copy.//Horn-Schenkling III, 16913.

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        Den nordsiellandske Landalmues Character, Skikke, Meeninger og Sprog.

      . Kbhvn. 1798. 414 + (2) s. Eksemplar pa skrivepapir indbundet i samtdigt hellaeder smukt dekoreret med guld pa ryg og permer. * Da bogen udkom vakte den stor opsigt savel ved sine livlige og underholdende skildringer af den sjaellandske bonde som ved forfatterens overordentlige belaesthed. Den giver et ypperligt bidrag til oplysning om forrige arhundredes landboforhold. Bogen kan endnu laeses med fornöjelse og udbytte. BD II,605. DBL(3), VII,485. Dansk Landbrugsbibl. 2014..

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        The Baronage of Scotland Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Gentry of that Kingdom

      Edinburgh Bell & Bradfute 1798. Cover rubbed and bumped. Gilt spine neatly rebacked. Some informative annotations to several pages associated with genealogy of 'Wedderburn of Blackness'. Heraldic bookplate on paste-down of Holcombe Ingleby 'Non immemor benefich'. Signature on title page. Marginal staining to top half of fore edge of rear index otherwise contents VG First Edition Contemporary half calf 360mm x 230mm (14" x 9"). xi, 623pp. Illustrated with engravings of the coats of arms.

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        Versuch die Geseze magnetischer Erscheinungen aus Säzen der Naturmetaphysik mithin a priori zu entwikeln

      Tübingen: Jacob Friedrich Heerbrandt 1798 - Kart. der Zeit, XVI+[1]+271 Seiten, [1], mir rotem und grünem Rückenschildchen, Einband gering berieben und abgegriffen; Kanten und Ecken leicht beschabt, Stempel auf dem Titel und erster Seite; Besitzersignatur mit Tinte auf Titel; Singnatur mit Buntstift auf dem Vorsatz, Seiten stellenweise leicht altersgebräunt, sonst sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar, selten. * Our books are stored in a warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Grey, Charles (1729-1807) Manuscript Document Signed as General Commanding the Southern District

      1798. No binding. Very Good. Manuscript Document Signed as General Commanding the Southern District, two pages, 12¼ x 7¾ inches, Maidstone, Jan. 4, 1798. "Account of Contingent Expences for His Majesty's Service…from 1st to 31st December 1797…." fine condition. Grey's signature is bold. Grey, Charles (1729-1807) British general who served in the Seven Years War, the American War of Independence and the French Revolutionary War; 1st Earl Grey. In 1777 he earned the nickname "No-flint Grey" after the Paoli Massacre nighttime attack, because he had collected flints from the muskets of his troops before they engaged the American troops using bayonets, thus maintaining the element of surprise. His son was the Prime Minister Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey. Also signed by Edward Argles, Mayor Maidstone UKMaidstone, is a town, a parish, two sub-districts, a district, and a hundred, in Kent. The town stands on the river Medway, at the influx of the Len, adjacent to the Rochester and Paddock Wood branch of the Southeastern railway, at the junction with it of the line from Strood, 7-1/2 miles south-by-east of Rochester.

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      Philadelphia, PA: Thomas Dobson, 1798. leather, gilt-stamped spines with labels. 4to. leather, gilt-stamped spines with labels. variously paginated. 18 volumes. First American edition (Evans 33676-33693). This set includes the first American edition of all volumes, excepting Vols. V, VI, VIII. Lacks Vol. XVII (Evans 33692). Vol. V lacks title. Vols. VI and VIII are the third British edition (Edinburgh: A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar, 1797). Vol. IX (Dublin: James Moore, 1792). This set includes a supplemental volume (Philadelphia: Budd and Bartram, 1803) (Shaw and Shoemaker 4162). Vol. I with frontispiece. All volumes with copper plate illustrations. Most covers rubbed and scuffed. Extremities of spines chipped on many volumes. Some with outside joints and inside hinges cracked. Front cover separated on Vol. VIII. Covers separated on Vol. XVIII. Vols. V and IX with quarter leather, marbled paper-covered boards. Vols. V, VI, VIII, and IX. with "Encyclopædia Britannica" label on spine. Foxing.

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        Selbstbiographie, zur dankbaren Jubelfeier seiner 50jährigen Professorsstelle zu Göttingen. 2 Bände in 1. 22 Bl., 884 S. Pappbd d. Z. (berieben, Rücken mit Fehlstellen).

      Göttingen, Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1798.. . Seltene erste Ausgabe der Autobiographie des großen Göttinger Juristen und Staatsrechtlers (1725-1807). "Auch dieses Buch teilt mit den übrigen Werken des Verfassers die musterhafte Ordnung und Übersichtlichkeit und birgt einen überaus reichen Stoff nicht nur für die Geschichte des Autors selbst, sondern auch für die der Zeit nach verschiedenen Richtungen hin" (ADB). Neben aller Pedanterie - man lese nur das Kapitel über Pütters Brautschau und Verlobung! - neben der Aufzählung aller gelesenen und geschriebenen Bücher sowie gelehrter Bekanntschaften, werden auch kulturgeschichtlich interessante Einzelheiten mitgeteilt (wie z. B. vor der möglichen Belagerung Göttingens 1760-61 Vorräte aus dem 30jährigen Krieg im Rathaus gefunden werden), Reisefährnisse seiner Zeit, über den Büchernachdruck mit konkreten, am "eigenen Leib" erlebten Beispielen, Begegnung mit heute berühmten Persönlichkeiten u. v. a. Hübsche und sehr anschauliche Züge bringt auch die Erzählung vom Zusammentreffen Pütters mit Friedrich d. Gr. in Gotha. "Eines der weitesten Gelehrtenleben des 18. Jahrhunderts tut sich vor dem Leser auf, ein großes Stück Bildungsgeschichte, denn Pütter hat Gelehrte und Künstler, Staatsmänner und Fürsten seines Jahrhunderts gekannt, wie etwa ... Freiherr von Münchhausen und Goethe ... Sehr charakteristisch ist es, daß er sich in einem glücklichen Zeitalter leben fühlt, im Gegensatz zu Moser ... In Halle und Marburg studiert er bei den juristischen Größen seiner Zeit, vor allem aber bei Wolff ... Ehe er in Marburg Lizentiat wird, sieht er das Lager der pragmatischen Armee bei Aschaffenburg und schildert lebendig die Situation. Wie Moser erlebt er auch die Krönung Karls VII. in Frankfurt 1743" (Beyer-Fröhlich). Dieser erste Teil in 2 Bänden enthält die "chronologische Selbstbiographie". Ein zweiter, "synchronistischer" Teil ist nicht erschienen. - Titel leicht gebräunt, sonst gut. - ADB XXVI 760. Ermann/Horn I 1006. Klaiber S. 76 f. Beyer-Fröhlich S. 193 ff. MNE II 136.

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        Grey, Charles (1729-1807) Manuscript Document Signed as General Commanding the Southern District

      1798. No binding. Very Good. Manuscript Document Signed as General Commanding the Southern District, two pages, 12¼ x 7¾ inches, Maidstone, Jan. 4, 1798. "Account of Contingent Expences for His Majesty's Service…from 1st to 31st December 1797…." fine condition. Grey's signature is bold. Grey, Charles (1729-1807) British general who served in the Seven Years War, the American War of Independence and the French Revolutionary War; 1st Earl Grey. In 1777 he earned the nickname "No-flint Grey" after the Paoli Massacre nighttime attack, because he had collected flints from the muskets of his troops before they engaged the American troops using bayonets, thus maintaining the element of surprise. His son was the Prime Minister Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey. Also signed by Edward Argles, Mayor Maidstone UKMaidstone, is a town, a parish, two sub-districts, a district, and a hundred, in Kent. The town stands on the river Medway, at the influx of the Len, adjacent to the Rochester and Paddock Wood branch of the Southeastern railway, at the junction with it of the line from Strood, 7-1/2 miles south-by-east of Rochester.

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        Y Dydd yn Gwawrio: Neu, Hanes Dechreuad, cynnydd a Llwyddiant y Gyfeillach Fawr, yn Llundain (Presumed)

      Caerfyrddin (Carmarthen) - I. Evans (Presumed), 1798 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A presumed copy of this account ofthe early progress of the London Missionary Society, founded to 'preach the gospel among the heathen'. This copy begins at page 3. There arefourteen hymns to the rear. The non-denominational London Missionary Society was formed in England in 1795 by evangelical Anglicans and Nonconformists, with missions in the islands of the South Pacific and Africa. In Welsh. Condition: Disbound, with part of the spine remaining. The textblock is generally firmly bound, although the first and last few pages are working loose. Generally bright, with light foxing throughout,and occasionalink and handling marks. Thereare around ten instances ofcopperplate ink annotation. The first and last few pages have some edge-wear, including small closed tears. Overall: FAIR..

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        Truth Will Out! The Foul Charges of the Tories against the Editor of the Aurora (Bache, 1798) bound with Agrarian Justice, opposed to Agrarian Law, and to Agrarian Monopoly, being a plan for Meliorating the Condition of Man (Paine, 1797)

      Philadelphia: (Aurora / Bache), R. Folwell for Bache. (1798), (1797). Hardcover. Very Good. 2 pamphlets bound together, Truth Will Out! The Foul Charges of the Tories against the Editor of the Aurora (Bache, 1798) --AND-- Agrarian Justice, opposed to Agrarian Law, and to Agrarian Monopoly, being a plan for Meliorating the Condition of Man (Paine, 1797, HOWES P21, First American ed). Hardcover, in old quarter leather, lacking front board and most of the leather spine. The Bache is 12 pp., with printer's ornament at foot of last page. Small library stamp on title page, which is also loosening from the binding. The Paine is 32 pp. Clean contents. According to Howes, the Paine pamphlet 'Advocates what now seems a mild social security plan: every citizen at 21 years to receive from government $75 to start him in life; when 50 years old he would be paid $50 annually for life.' 2 late 18th-century pamphlets, bound together. RARE. Digital images available upon request.

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        Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht abgefaßt

      Königsberg, Nicolovius, 1798.. 20 x 12,5cm, zeitgen. Pappband, stärker berieben, Ecken bestoßen, alter Namenszug auf Titel; XIV, 334 S., innen tadellos. EA! Kant hat lt. LEIBBRAND/WETTLEY 351ff. "...ohne praktische Kenntnise, ohne experimentelle Grundlage auf der Vermögenspsychologie fußend, eine allgemeine Psychopathologie systematisiert", und lt. DÖRNER (Bürger und Irre, 236ff.) ist "in der Anthropologie die Psychopathologie eher kenntnisreicher als bei den zeitgenössischen Ärzten abgehandelt"

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        New practical grammar of the Spanish language in five parts

      Philadelphia: Printed by T. & W. Bradford 8vo. vii, [1], 356 pp.. [1798] First American edition, revised for the American audience and a substantial work from the Bradford press. “Carefully re-printed from the second London, and => revised by a gentleman in this city [of Philadelphia]," this was apparently only the second Spanish grammar printed in the U.S., Giral del PinoÂ’s grammar of 1795 having been its sole predecessor. The text discusses pronunciation, conjugation, agreement, syntax, etc.; then proceeds with vocabulary; and ends with dialogues, fables, and samples of mercantile letters. Interest in learning Spanish increased in the U.S. in the 1790s as commerce with Mexico, Central America, Cuba, and even Spain became a practical matter after Spain opened some ports to foreign commerce. Searches of WorldCat and ESTC locate fewer than 10 U.S. institutions reporting ownership of this work. Needless to say, early school books suffered at the hands of children, one of the great enemies of books. PublisherÂ’s sheep; back cover damaged with loss of leather; text foxed and stained, with dampstaining. Far from a pristine copy but acceptable for such a scarce book.

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        Athenaeum. Eine Zeitschrift.

      Berlin, bey Friedrich Vieweg dem Älteren (Bände 2 und 3 bei Heinrich Frölich), 1798-1800.. 6 Stücke in 3 Bänden (alles Erschienene). IV/177 S., 1 Bl.; 178 S., 1 Bl.; 2 n.n. Bl., 340 S.; 2 n.n. Bl., S. 1-164, 2 Bl., S. 165-352 S. (recte 354, Seiten 256/257 sind doppelt paginiert), vollständig / kollationiert, 8°., Halbleder-Einbände der Zeit mit 4 angedeuteten Bünden, marmorierte Deckel, umlaufend marmorierter Schnitt,. Rücken etwas berieben, Ecken/Kanten minimal bestoßen, beim 2. Band fehlen Hefttitel / Inhaltsverzeichnis des 2. Stücks, Seite 120 des ersten Bandes mit kleiner Läsur (kein Textverlust), Seite 284 des 3. Bandes mit minimalem Eckabriß (kein Textverlust), Papier vereinzelt schwach braunfleckig, ansonsten sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar in dekorativem zeitgenössischen Einband, späteres Exlibris auf Innendeckel,

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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: R. Faulder,, 1798. 2 volumes quarto (267 × 207 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, black morocco label, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments, but somewhat flaked, single ruled panel enclosing a beaded gilt panel to the boards, edges sprinkled blue, marbled endpapers. Double folding strip map of "the Route of Mr. Forster from Loldong to Petersburg". Bound with both half-titles. Leather with considerable craquelure, some flaking, loss to spine, but surface now stable, corners through, front joint cracked but holding, light browning, some foxing to the map, but remains very good, and a reasonably appealing copy. First edition thus. The first volume was published in Calcutta in 1790, the year before Forster's death, the whole being published for the first time as here. Forster, (c.1752?-1791), was an officer of the HEIC on the Madras establishment, and between 1782 and 1784 undertook "a remarkable overland journey from Calcutta to Europe, travelling through Jammu to Kashmir, Kabul, Herat, Persia, across the Caspian Sea, and thence to Russia. This journey traced back, to a large extent, the route of Alexander in his pursuit of Bessus. It also took Forster through districts of considerable commercial and political interest to the British. Adopting various disguises on his route … he travelled in the company of local merchants. This clandestine mode of travel, through regions completely unfamiliar to contemporary Europeans, made it impossible for him to use any instruments to survey his route, although he was later described as an acute observer with a good knowledge of the languages of central Asia" (ODNB). In Russia he had "sailed up the Volga to Russia, and then proceeded to St. Petersburg" (Cross), his travels there occupying just under a hundred pages of volume II. On his return to England he was encouraged by Henry Dundas to to write a general study of the political state of India, and "in 1785 he published Sketches of the Mythology and Customs of the Hindoos, a work which attracted considerable attention" (ODNB). On his return to India he was employed by Cornwallis to negotiate the conclusion of defensive alliance against Tipu Sultan with Mudhoji Bhonsla and the Nizam Shah, reaching Nagpur in July 1788. He died there in 1790 as resident to the court of Raja Raghoji Bhonsla. The completion of the present work was attained "from papers found in his possession", and on publication quickly obtained a high reputation, being "valued by contemporaries for its contribution to the geographical knowledge of central Asia". It was swiftly translated into French by the prominent orientalist Louis-Mathieu Langlès, being published in 1802 as Voyage du Bengale à Pétersbourg.

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        Plantae rariores vivis coloribus depictae ... [Bound with:] Plantarum selectarum icones pictae editae

      Leiden: Jacob Meerburgh, 1798. Two volumes in one, folio. (17 x 11 inches). [Plantae rariores]: [4], [22], 1pp. 55 hand-coloured etched plates by Meerburgh (first ten with plate numbers added in early manuscript hand [the remaining with printed plate numbers], two with Meerburgh's name added in manuscript to the plate). [Plantarum selectarum]: [4], [8]pp. 28 hand-colored etched plates. Uncut. Modern half calf over marbled paper covered boards, flat spine divided into seven compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt A pair of rare and beautiful works on butterflies and flowering plants, drawn and engraved by the curator of the Leiden Botanical Garden. Meerburgh, the curator of the Leiden Botanical Garden from 1774 until 1814, intended both works, which depict plants cultivated at the Leiden Botanical Garden, to be used for reference with accurately coloured plates that he etched himself. Each plate in the first work includes a butterfly or moth drawn from his own collection. Referring to the first work, Johnston writes: "This is a Latin version of the author's Afbeeldingen van zeldsaame gewassen of 1775-1780 with Linnaen binominals applied to both plants and butterflies displayed." This example would appear unique with proof examples of the first ten plates, before plate numbers, which have been added in contemporary manuscript. The second work, would be issued as a continuation of the first, and was published only in this edition. The works are notable for their depictions of plants and butterflies from America (Baltimora Recta, Saxifraga Stolonifera, Baltimora Alata, Papilio Polyxena and others) and Asia, and including at least one plant in the second work from New Zealand (Sophora Tetraptera). Also of note in the second work is an early western depiction of Agrostema Banksia (Lychnis coronata) from China. The two works are rare, especially the second work, and are rarely found together. Dunthorne 203 and 204; Great Flower Books (1990) p.119; Hunt 705 (Plantae Rariores); Johnston 592 and 643; Landwehr 126 and 127; Nissen BBI 1333 and 1334; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 5785 and 5786; Hagen, p. 528 (Plantae Rariores).

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        Verzeichniss der Käfer Preussens. Entworfen von Johann Gottlieb Kugelann, Apotheker in Osterode. Ausgearbeitet von Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger. Mit einer Vorrede des Professors und Pagenhofmeisters Hellwig in Braunschweig und dem angehängten Versuche einer natürlichen Ordnungs- und Gattungs- Folge der Insekten.

      Halle, J. Gebauer, 1798. 8vo (202 x 120mm). pp. xlii, (2), 510, (2), with 1 folded table. Contemporary marbled boards, spine with red gilt lettered label. A rare work on the coleoptera of Prussia. Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger (1775-1831) was a professor and director of the zoological museum in Berlin from its formation in 1810 until his death. With the bookplates of H. de Bonvouloir and O. Landin on inside frontcover.//Horn-Schenkling II, 11172.

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        Enquiry Concerning Political Justice and Its Influence on Morals and Happiness

      London: G. G. and J. Robinson 1798. 2 volumes, xlvlii, 463, x, 554 pp., Bound in a very smart modern brown half calf with marbled boards. Edges slightly darkened, minor rubbing to extremities. Ownership signature of H. N. Brailsford, (from whose library this comes) on fep. Brailsford was a bit of a professional dissenter, a writer for the Manchester Guardian in the 1920s, who wrote various biographies and books on India. Very lovely copy of the third edition of this famous work, which is often considered to be Godwin's definitive version of it. . Very Good. Half Calf. Third Edition. 1798. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        MAP OF EUROPE Drawn from all the best surveys and rectified by astronomical observations.

      London, A. Arrowsmith, 1798. Grande carta geografica dell?'Europa, inc. in rame e a colori. E?' composta di 4 fogli, montati su tela, ciascuno di cm. 64,5 x 73,7, suddivisi in 15 riquadri: vi figurano anche un ritratto del dedicatario, Sir Joseph Banks (President of the Royal Society), e una bellissima veduta che inquadra il titolo. Cfr. Tooley?'s Dictionary of Mapmakers, p. 24: ?"Aaron Arrowsmith (1750-1833), English cartographer, engraver and publisher. Hydrographer to his Majesty. Established in London ca. 1770 and in 1790 set up his own establishment. In all he issued 200 maps, mostly large scale, and was easily the foremost cartographer of his time?". Con aloni alla tela di due fogli, altrim. ben conservata e contenuta in astuccio.

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      Brookfield, MA: E. Merriam & Co, 1798. contemporary if not original leather, all edges uncut. 16mo. contemporary if not original leather, all edges uncut. viii, 9-139, (5) pages. First edition (Lawrie 186; Rink 1837; Evans 33670). Presentation by the author on title. Introduction. Table of context, labelled "index," and errata follow text. First edition of the first book about dyeing published in the United States. Art historian Elena Phillips notes that this work was "one of several dyer's manuals that discussed the use of cochineal." See Phillips, "Cochineal Red: The Art History of a Color" in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, New Series 67:3 (Winter 2010), 4-48. Herbert T. Pratt argued that this was the first American work on the subject. See Pratt, "Asa Ellis Jr.: Author of America's First Book on Textile Dyeing" in Textile Chemist and Colorist 18:10, 27. Covers lightly scuffed at edges. Inside hinges cracked, some pages loose. Considerable foxing. Gift inscription by a descendant of the original recipient on front pastedown.

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        Landschaft mit Angler

      1798. Aquarell in Grau und Braun über Feder auf Papier mit Wasserzeichen "C & I Honig" und Wappen, unten links signiert und datiert: "Schmuzer 798.", 42,2 x 57,5 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. Seine erste künstlerische Förderung erhielt Jakob Matthias Schmutzer durch den Stempelschneider Matthäus Donner, der ihn ebenfalls in jenem Metier ausbilden wollte. Doch die kleinteilige und zeitraubende Arbeit entsprach Schmutzer nicht. Unser großformatiges Blatt ist ein eindrucksvolles Beispiel seines eigentlichen Temperamentes, das sich in der raumgreifenden Form und im energischen Schwung auszuleben versteht. Das wilde Wuchern der knorrigen Bäume, die scharfkantig abstrakt geformten Steine oder das ausufernde Blattwerk: All dies verdeutlicht Schmutzers Verlangen nach einer Komposition, die nicht aus der Präzision des Details, sondern aus dem Zusammenklang der großen Formen ihr Leben erhält. Unser Blatt gehört zu einem Werkkomplex, der eigenständig innerhalb Schmutzers umfangreicher Tätigkeit im akademischen Bereich steht. Die Landschaftsdarstellungen nehmen nur einen geringen Teil seines OEuvres ein und bleiben auch innerhalb der Wiener Akademietradition relativ singulär. Die Graphische Sammlung Albertina in Wien bewahrt eine Ansicht aus der Umgebung von Wien auf2, die im gleichen Jahr wie unser Blatt entstanden ist und ebenfalls von verhaltenen Braun- und Grautönen dominiert wird, was dem Aquarell einen ungewöhnlich entrückten und meditativen Stil verleiht. Das Blatt der Albertina ist Nummeriert und bezeichnet: "III. Gegend um Wien", was nahelegt, dass es sich bei diesem Blatt um einen Teil einer größeren Gruppe handelt, zu der möglicherweise auch unser Blatt gehört. Schmutzers Landschaftszeichnungen lassen sich durchaus mit jenen Arbeiten seines Dresdner Kollegen Adrian Zingg vergleichen. Auch dieser pflegte in der Monochromie der Grau- oder Sepiatönung eine ähnliche Form der landschaftlichen Wiedergabe. Bei beiden Künstlern scheint diese (vermeintliche) Reduktion der Farbigkeit auf ihre Ausbildung und Tätigkeit als Kupferstecher zurückführbar zu sein. Beide erlernten das druckgraphische Handwerk bei Johann Georg Wille in Paris. Die starke Orientierung an der Druckgraphik, besonders an den im 18. Jahrhundert neu entstandenen und auf Flächentöne ausgelegten Techniken Mezzotinto und Aquatinta, mag für die charakteristische Farbigkeit ausschlaggebend gewesen sein. Anders aber als Zingg, der seine Zeichnungen und Aquarelle auch in die Druckgraphik überführte und häufig Umrissradierung und Lavierung kombinierte, scheint Schmutzer seine Landschaften vornehmlich für einen weniger öffentlichen Kontext geschaffen zu haben. Auch fehlt bei ihm jener Hang zur Überhöhung der Landschaft durch eine bei Zingg oft anzutreffende Untersicht. Anstatt den Horizont zu einem schmalen Streifen zu verdrängen, bietet Schmutzer einen stärker auf die Übersicht ausgelegten Landschaftsraum. Allerdings, und hier unterscheidet er sich wieder von Zingg, wird ihm gerade in unserem Blatt das ursprünglich bloß rahmende Beiwerk zum eigentlichen Protagonisten der Zeichnung. Die Bäume und Felsen am Rand dominieren in ihrer charakteristischen, antropomorphen Eigenart das Blatt. Der einzelne Angler im Vordergrund verschwindet geradezu hinter seinem Felsen. Somit wird der Blick auf die Landschaft zum Vorwand für ein Spiel mit in sich greifenden Formen und Linien, womit er dann seinen Porträtstudien wieder nahekommt.

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        Bilderbuch für Kinder enthaltend eine angenehme Sammlung von Thieren, Pflanzen, Blumen, Früchten, Mineralien, Trachten und allerhand andern unterrichtenden Gegenständen aus dem Reiche der Natur, der Künste und Wissenschaften;

      . alle nach den besten Originalen gewählt, gestochen, und mit einer kurzen wissenschaftlichen, und den Verstandes-Kräften eines Kindes angemessenen Erklärung begleitet. Dritter (3.) Band. Mit 100 (nicht kolorierten) Kupfertafeln und den zugehörigen Erklärungen in deutsch und französisch, Weimar, im Verlage des Industrie-Comptoirs, 1798, Titelblatt, 100 Tafeln mit jeweils einem Blatt Erklärung auf der Vorderseite in deutsch, auf der Rückseite in französisch und 4 Blätter Inhaltsverzeichnis, 23x19, späterer Halblederband mit Rückentitel, französischer Titel und die Weltkugel stellenweise unterlegt, die ersten Seiten (bis Nr. 6) fleckig, die 1. Erklärungsseite fehlt, danach nur stellenweise etwas fleckig/stockfleckig,.

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        A Treatise on Leases and Terms for Years

      A. Strahan, London 1798 - Very scarce Bacon title. This is not part of Bacon's New Abridgement of the Law, which underwent many printings in the mid 18th and early 19th century, but the first and only edition of a totally separate publication (although the subject matter was indeed included in Bacon's Abridgement). The Advertisement at the front indicates that this book was published separately not out of the greed of the the proprietors (Bacon et al), but to pre-empt a piracy in progress - "Alarmed at such an attempt upon a work in which they were so deeply interested, they endeavoured by remonstrances to prevail with the parties to relinquish their design; but these proving ineffectual, no other means were left them of asserting their claims, then by making a separate Publication of the Tract themselves". Full calf, [iv], 251p., [i], p.245-352, rear endpaper absent. Externally quite worn, with covers detached, spine about gone. Text block firm with no loosened pages other than the first few, which are detached. Pages have almost no foxing other than the title page, no chips, tears, markings. Internally very clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Henry Somerville, a Tale : by the Author of Haltenbourne [Sic] Castle, & C

      [Dublin] : Smith, - Printer, Dublin, 1798, Hardback, First EditionFull contemporary analine calf, recased. Raised bands with the original lable laid back. An uncommonly positive copy, of presentation quality - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 226 pages; Prelims and title slightly wormed; text not effected. Notes: The castle is in other editions named as "Hartlebourn Castle". ESTC citation no. : T208030.

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Caroline of Litchfield; A Novel. Translated from the French by Thomas Holcroft

      New York: London, printed: New York, Re-printed by J.S.Mott, for Evert Duyckink & Co, 1798 - First American Edition. 2 volumes in one vols., 8vo. 144; 153, [1] pp. Bound in full tree calf, red title label, minor rubbing, else very good. Evans 34126 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les lois eclairees par les sciences physiques; ou traite de medicine legale

      Paris: Croullebois..., 1798. 1st edition. 3 vols. 8vo. c. 1200pp.198 x 123mm.Contemporary half calf, richly gilt spines. Light dampstaining in bottom margin of vols. 2 & 3, tear on p. 83 of vol. 3, & a little foxing, but a very good set, in a well-preserved contemporary binding. Contemporary note on verso of half-title in vol. 1. FIRST EDITION. Garrison-Morton 1734. 'This book marked a new era of legal medicine in France and the advancement of the whole field. It became widely known outside of France and established Fodere as an international aurthority.' (Nemac 334). Blake 149. Wellcome III 36.

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        Obschtschi gerbownik (auch obshchii gerbovnik) dworjanskich rodow Wsjerossiskija Imperii, na tschaty w 1797 gody (Allgemeines offizielles Wappenbuch der adligen Geschlechter des Allrussischen Kaiserreichs, begonnen 1797). 10 Vol.

      . St. Petersburg, Senatsdruckerei 1798-1836. 4°. 10 Bde. 166 Bl. mit 150 gest. Wappen und 1 gef. Stammtafel; 164 Bl. mit 150 gest. Wappen und 1 gef. Stammtafel; 160 Bl. mit 149 (statt 150, fehlt Tafel 47) gest. Wappen; 159 Bl. mit 150 gest. Wappen; 164 Bl. mit 150 gest. Wappen; 170 Bl. mit 160 gest. Wappen; 190 Bl. mit 180 gest. Wappen; 171 Bl. mit 160 gest. Wappen; 171 Bl. mit 160 gest. Wappen; 162 Bl. mit 152 gest. Wappen. (Total 1561 statt 1562 gest. halbseitige Wappen). Ldr.d.Zt. mit Goldprägung (Bd. 1) und HLdr.d.Zt. (Bde. 2-10). Einbände teils lädiert. Buchblock von Bd. 1 lose. Seiten im ersten Band anfangs etwas fingerfleckig. Teils stockfleckig. Das Werk sollte zum Buchbinder. Alle 10 Bände dieses schön gedruckten Wappenbuches. Sehr selten. - - - - - 5 volumes with defect binding, they need a bookbinder. Pages of vol. 1 in the beginning with fingerstains. Some parts with foxings. The complete 10 volumes of this beautiful printed work. Very rare. -CHF 50000.00.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      This Revolutionary War patriot acted on Washington's behalf to secure large lots of land in the District of Columbia area before the center of government was formally established there, then served as the first secretary of the navy (1798-1801). ALS, 1p, 7 3/4" X 10½", n.p., n.y. Addressed to JOHN TEMPLEMAN, a Georgetown merchant associated with Stoddert in various land enterprises. Very good. Mildly age toned, with binding traces down left edge (not affecting text). Interesting if cryptic details on some Georgetown real estate dealings in Stoddert's usual difficult script, reading in part: "Col Burrows has commenced 3 Houses on two lots, which Scot will not transfer, without a person to get two lots already divided to him in the sale square... these are No. 9 & 10. Pray then send an order to Forrest, to transfer to Scot, these two lots. As for the rest -- I believe the business is not to be settled without a Law suit -- a Law suit which will not end during the lives of the Parties who commence it." One Stoddert letter to Templeman in the federal archives concerns different investors interested in Georgetown real estate; though undated, it likely dates from late 1804 -- which time period is also likely for this letter, which is otherwise dated simply "Friday morning." Most unusual, most desirable.

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        Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis

      Didot l'Aîné 1798 In - 12 (163 x 109 mm), XXVIII - 390 pp., maroquin rouge à grain long, dos lisse richement orné, filets et dentelle entourant les plats, motifs en éventail aux angles, filet de coupes, dentelle intérieure, doublure et garde de soie violette, signet de soie assorti, tranches dorées (reliure signée Bozérian). Orné d'un portrait de Virgile par Saint - Aubin, d'une vignette de titre, de bandeaux et d'une carte repliée. Contient une Vie de Virgile en latin en début d'ouvrage (Virgilii Vita, XXVIII pp.). Ex - dono manuscrits sur un feuillet blanc datés de 1813 et 1851. (quelques rares traces, frottements sur les coiffes et les coins, les pages XI à XVI sont en double, petite déchirure dans le haut de la p. 5, et dans le bas des p. 133, 193, 269 et 305, réparation dans la marge inférieure p. 85, piqûres sur les tranches, rousseurs). / / Twelvemo (163 x 109 mm), XXVIII - 390 p., long - grained red morocco, smooth spine richly tooled, fillets and dentelle border on covers with fan - shape tooling on corners, fillet on turns - in, dentelle inside, purple silk linings and end - papers, assorted silk bookmark, gilt edges (binding signed Bozerian). Illustrated with a portrait of Virgile by Saint - Aubin, a vignette on title, engraved headings, and a folding map. Contains a life of Virgile in latin at the beginning (Virgilii Vita, XXVIII pp.). Handwritten dedication on a blank leaf, dated 1813 and 1851. (some rare stains, rubbings on top and bottom of spine, and on corners, pages XI - XVI in double, small tear on top of p. 5, and on bottom of p. 133, 193, 269 and 305, restoration in bottom margin p. 85, spots on edges, brownings).

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        Appel a la Nation Française. Député de l?Ile et Vilaine, au Conseil des Cinq-Cents.

      Toulouse, 1798 - 79pages, Couvertures muettes. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Botanische Beobachtungen nebst einigen neuen Gattungen und Arten.

      Hannover, Hahn, 1798. Small-folio. pp. (4), 58, (2), with 4 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary boards. Stafleu & Cowan 17.131. Johann Christoph Wendland (1755-1828) was chief gardener at Herrenhausen (Hannover), one of the most celebrated baroque gardens in Germany. 'Bey dem ansehnlichen und schönen Vorrathe ausländische Pflanzen in dem heisigen Königl. Churfürstlichen Berggarten, unter welchen einige Gattungen vorzüglich reich sind, hatte ich in 15 Jahren viel Gelegenheit, manche Gattungen und Art zu beobachten' (From the Introduction). Title-page with the signature of R.A. Hedwig, the son of Johannes Hedwig, and a small library stamp.

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        View of the Agriculture of Middlesex: with Observations on the Means of its Improvement, and Several Essays on Agriculture in General Drawn up for the Consideration of the Board of Agriculture Accompanied by the Remarks of Several Respectable Gentlemen and Farmers

      Two hand-colored folding engraved maps & one folding printed table. xvii pp., 1 leaf of errata, 597 pp. 8vo, cont. speckled calf, red morocco lettering piece on spine. London: Printed by B. Macmillan for G. Nicol et al., 1798. First edition and rather scarce. Middleton (1751-1833), land surveyor and agriculturalist, was a member of the London Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce. The present work has long been considered to be the best of all of the Board of Agriculture's surveys of the English counties (see ODNB). Middleton was a prolific writer on rural matters and was inspired by a wish to improve the lot of his fellow countrymen. Fine copy. .

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        Fables. Edition stereotype.

      . 2 vols. Paris: Didot l'Aine 1798. 12mo. CXII + 136; 256 pp. Nice contemporary halfleather with coloured labels and richly gilt on spine. Library number printed in gold on spines. Old name on flyleaves..

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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

      London: G.G. and J. Robinson, 1798. Fifteen volumes, octavo, a lovely set in contemporary full calf, red spine label; front board of each volume blind stamped with family crest, previous owners name 'J.N.Webb' inscribed on endpaper of each volume. Contemporary uniform calf binding. A new edition greatly enlarged and improved.

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        Abrégé de l'Histoire Générale des Voyages, contenant ce qu'il y a de plus remarquable, de plus utile & de mieux avéré dans les pays où les voyageurs ont pénétré; les moeurs des habitants, la religion, les usages, arts & sciences, commerce, manufactures; enrichie de cartes géographiques et de figures.

      Paris: Hôtel de Thou, 1780; Paris: Moutardier, 1798 - an VIII. - Première édition; 27 volumes in-8 et un atlas in-4; environ 450 à 500 pp. par volume; 97 planches hors texte dont 22 dépliantes pour les volumes de texte, et 74 cartes généralement dépliantes (sur 75) pour l'atlas -relié sans page de titre-, la plupart dessinées par Bellin. Reliure d'époque en basane marbrée glacée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges, avec une très légère différence de fers pour les six derniers volumes (suppléments) et l'atlas. Très bel exemplaire dans un état de fraîcheur intérieure et extérieure exceptionnel, à l'exception de quelques épidermures et de deux petites galeries de vers sur les plats de l'atlas. Prévu initialement en 21 volumes par La Harpe et conçu alors comme un abrégé refondu et mis en ordre de la monumentale Histoire des Voyages de Prévost, l'ouvrage fut d'abord augmenté en 1786 de deux volumes relatant le troisième voyage de Cook, puis progressivement augmenté par Victor Comeiras de l'an VIII (1800) jusqu'à l'an XIII (1804). Notre ensemble de 27 volumes constitue un ensemble peu courant malgré l'absence des cinq derniers tomes du supplément de Comeiras. Boucher de la Richarderie, I, 98: "Dans cet abrégé, qui, dès l'origine, a mérité les suffrages universels? La Harpe a rétabli l'ordre qui manquait dans l'original? Dans la partie descriptive, il a classé les articles généraux de manière à éviter la confusion; et il a jeté dans son ouvrage une variété très piquante, en faisant presque toujours succéder la narration des aventures à la description des lieux?". Une table détaillée couvrant les 21 volumes du projet initial se trouve en tête du premier volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Verzeichniss der Käfer Preussens. Entworfen von Johann Gottlieb Kugelann, Apotheker in Osterode. Ausgearbeitet von Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger. Mit einer Vorrede des Professors und Pagenhofmeisters Hellwig in Braunschweig und dem angehängten Versuche einer natürlichen Ordnungs- und Gattungs- Folge der Insekten.

      Halle, J. Gebauer, 1798. 8vo (202 x 120mm). pp. xlii, (2), 510, (2) with 1 folded table. Later half calf, gilt lettered spine. A rare work on the coleoptera of Prussia. Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger (1775-1831) was professor and director of the zoological museum in Berlin from its formation in 1810 until his death.//Horn-Schenkling II, 11172.

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