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        Fauna Svecica. Insecta.

      Upsaliae, J.F. Edman, (1798-1800). 3 volumes bound in two. 8vo (200 x 120 mm). pp. (10), 358, (2); (2), 234; 459. Contemporary half calf, richly gilt decorated spines with red and green gilt lettered labels, sides with gilt border. 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 beautifully bound copy with an interesting provenance.//Provenance: Bookplates of Boisduval and J. d'Aguilar.//Horn-Schenkling III, 16913.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Elucidario das palavras, termos, e frases, que em Portugal antiguamente se usárão

      Simao Thaddeo Ferreira, Lisbon 1798 - 2 volumes in one, 1798-99, the second on blue paper, in full morocco with the gilt arms of the Stewart family on both boards. Spine elaborately gilt in compartments, a bit of wear at the edges, a lovely binding overall. Illustrated with 5 engraved plates and 22 text illustrations. (4), 484; (2), 416, 62, (1) pp. The first edition of a study of archaic Portuguese words - scarce and a fine copy. Size: Folio. 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Reference; Language & Linguistics. Inventory No: 045326. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Transactions of the Linnean Society. Volume IV

      London: J. Davis, 1798. Quarto, 22 plates (four with beautiful hand-colouring, one folding), partially unopened; an excellent tall copy, in simple early blue boards, neat repairs to spine. James Edward Smith and Ferdinand Bauer. With an excellent essay and plate depicting the Southern Emu-wren, as well as an important essay illustrated with an engraving by Ferdinand Bauer on 20 new plants from Australia by James Edward Smith, author of the Botany of New Holland.Copies of the first series of the Transactions, published very occasionally between 1791 and 1875, are now quite difficult to find, and are of interest because several include good early notice of Australian natural history: this volume, published in 1798, includes an important essay by James Edward Smith, 'The Characters of Twenty New Genera of Plants', (pp. 213-223) with a fine folding plate depicting the Lambertia formosa drawn by Ferdinand Bauer and engraved by Mackenzie.The most attractive inclusion is certainly the essay by Thomas Davies (c. 1737-1812), a British soldier who saw long service in Canada but retired to England to pursue his natural history pursuits, becoming a member of the Linnean Society and publishing frequently in th Transactions, chiefly as regards the exotic birds he collected. It is interesting to note how many of the birds figured by Latham in his General Synopsis were drawn after specimens in the Davies collection. The essay here relates to a bird newly sent to England, published as 'Account of a New Species of Muscicapa, from New South Wales' (pp. 240-2), with an attractive unsigned plate showing a pair of the "Flycatchers". Davies notes that he had good field notes on the habits of the birds which were found near Sydney and Botany Bay from "Arthur Phillip, Colonel Nepean, and other Gentlemen, who resided some years in New South Wales." The bird was here described for the first time by George Shaw as the Muscicapa malachura, but has since been renamed the Southern Emu-wren or Stipiturus malachurus.These early volumes of the Transactions were a veritable who's-who of English natural historians of the late eighteenth century, and this one includes work by the botanist who sailed with Vancouver, Archibald Menzies, on mosses with accompanying plates (including two from New Zealand); a reminiscence by Aylmer Bourke Lambert, (patron of surgeon John White); as well as the zoologist George Shaw and many others.

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        A Christmas Box Containing the Following Bagatelles É set to music by Mr. Hook. [With:] Second Volume of Christmas Box. [With:] Hook's Original Christmas Box. Vol. III

      London: Printed and sold at Bland & Wellers, 1798. First editions. Engraved decorative or allegorical titles, engraved piano and vocal scores throughout. 3 volumes bound in 1 vols. Folio (13 x 9 1/2 in.; 332 x 240 mm). Modern quarter cloth, printed title label on spine. Occasional tears and soiling in bottom margin, stab holes at inner margin. Early inscription (ÒMiss Burstein January 1801") on each title page. All three volumes of the "Christmas Box" of nursery rhymes set to music. This collection of children's favorites predates Sarah Catherine Martin's Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard (1805) and the popularity of nursery rhymes which resulted from that publication. Included here are such well-known rhymes as "Goosy Goosy Gander," "See Saw Margery Daw," "Little Jack Horner Sat in a Corner," "Hey Diddle Diddle The Cat and the Fiddle," "Hot Cross Buns" and many others. Hook (1746-1827) "was a prolific composer in many fields, with an astonishing facility for writing catchy melodies of all kinds" (New Grove 684) and, to judge from his portrait in the New Grove, looked very much like our Santa but without the beard.

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        Essays on Physiognomy. Designed to Promote the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind. Illustrated by more than eight hundred engravings accurately copied; and some duplicates added from originals. Executed by, or under the supervision of, Thomas Holloway. Translated from the French by Henry Hunter

      London: Printed for John Murray, 1798. First Edition in English. Three quarto volumes in five (13 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches; 337 x 274mm). [12], [i] ii-iv [v-xxiv], [1-3] 4-281, [1, blank]; [i-v] vi-xii, [1-3] 4-238; [i-vi], [239] 240-444; [i-v] vi-xii, [1] 2-264; [i-vi], 265-437 [1, blank], [viii, index], [3, directions to binder], [1, blank] pp. Complete with 173 engraved plates by William Blake, Bartolozzi, Thomas Holloway and others, and over 500 engraved illustrations and vignettes in the text, including three engraved title vignettes. With half-titles in each volumes. With three engraved vignettes signed "Blake S" and "Blake Sc" {Volume I, pages 127, 206 and 225) as well as a full page plate Engraved by Blake after Rubens (V.I opposite page 159). Collates complete with the list of plates in Volume V, which states plate 29 "was passed over in the numbering of the plates" which makes the total 173 rather than the 174 listed. Contemporary full calf tooled in gilt. Rebacked to style. Each volume with black morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Gilt dentelles. All edges marbled. Some foxing, mainly to plates. Boards with a bit of minor scuffing. Overall a very good set. Lavater (1741-1801) "was the last and most influential of the descriptive physiognomists, a class of pseudo-scientists who attempted to ascertain character on the basis of physical features...Von der Physiognomik [1772], an unillustrated twovolume book, was Lavater's first work on the subject; this was later expanded, with the help of Goethe, into the four-volume Physiognomische Fragmente (1775-1778), and further perfected in a French translation, Essais sur la physiognomie...supervised by Lavater himself. Lavater's physiognomy differed from those of his predecessors in that he paid special attention to the structure of the head, particularly the forehead-a form of psychological indexing that exerted some influence on the development of phrenology and brain localization theories in the early nineteenth century. Lavater's work also influenced artists of the period, both in the overall creation of portraits, and in the use of his physiognomical theories to construct individual faces in historical paintings" (Norman Library). Lavater's work on physiognomy was extremely popular, and, by 1810, sixteen German, twenty English, fifteen French, two American, two Russian, one Dutch, and one Italian version had appeared. Among the portraits included are those of Descartes, Locke, Milton, Newton, Vesalius, Voltaire, and George Washington. Garrison and Morton. Norman Library. Osler 3178.

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        Les Arts / Portrait de jeune fille. - 2 lavis originaux.

      1798,. 25.5 x 17.5 cm / 27 x 18.5 cm, lavis gris a l'aquarelle representant une jeune femme lisant un livre (Paul et Virginie, roman publie en 1787) avec les attributs des trois arts: art de la parole (livre), de l'image (tableau) et du beau jeu des sensations (instrument de musique) / lavis gris a l'aquarelle representant une jeune femme avec chapeau dans la main, signes et dates 'Gide in. 1798', encadrements en bois dore (36.5 x 28.5 cm / 37.5 x 28.5 cm).. 2 lavis originaux du peintre et emailleur genevois Etienne Gide, fondateur de la petite manufacture de Nyon avec son beau-frere Ferdinand Müller, en 1781.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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         L'Art de tirer les cartes ou le moyen de lire dans l'avenir par le rapprochement des évènements qui démontrent sans réplique l'art chronomancique, auquel on a joint l'interprétation des songes, en se servant des mêmes cartes, et un traité des songes et des visions nocturnes d'après les Egyptiens et les Perses, avec leur application aux 90 numéros de la Loterie. Traduit d'un manuscrit arabe.

      Paris, Deroy, 1798, in 16, de 108pp., ill. d'un front. gravé, broché papier moucheté brun époque, préservé sous double étui demi-chagrin brun (Devauchelle). Bel exemplaire frais. Deuxième édition inconnue. L'ouvrage fait uniquement référence à Etteilla et au livre de Thot : "le profond Etteilla et ses ouvrages... où nous avons puisé..." ¶ Caillet n°463 ne décrit qu'une édition lyonnaise de 1815, tandis que la BNF possède un exemplaire daté de 1796 (de 115 pp.) chez le même éditeur mais avec un titre légèrement différent, et un autre exemplaire sans lieu ni date (de 126 pp.). Très rare.

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        Journal de ce qui s'est passé à la Tour du Temple pendant la captivité de Louis XVI, roi de France

      London: Baylis, Greville-Street, Se vend chez l'auteur, N° 29 Great Pulteney-street, Golden Square, 1798. First edition of the most important contemporary work on the captivity of Louis XVI. Engraved frontispiece of the Temple and engraved plan of the second and third storeys of the Temple, with facsimile plate of two notes by Marie-Antoinette. [2] ff. [half-title and title], [8] ff. [list of subscribers], 239 pp., [1] f. [note]. Bound with six inserted blank leaves after list of subscribers containing three tipped-in contemporary engravings of the Temple tower (Guyot and Henriot). 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf, rubbed. Joints cracked but holding. Very good. Clery was the faithful valet de chambre of Louis XVI during his imprisonment in the Tour du Temple, and thus an intimate witness to the days leading up to 21 January 1793, when Louis XVI was guillotined on the place Royale. An essential document in the history of revolutionary France, here in the first edition, with inserted contemporary engravings.

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        Consequences of a Successfull French Invasion

      London: J. Gillray, n.d., 1798. Etching; 320 x 360 mm., mounted. The House is adjourned to Botany Bay. The original version of this rare transportation engraving (with both the date and the publishing details scratched through in ink). A later version was issued with other Gillray prints in the 1850s.Stephens in his great catalogue of the British Museum's print collection shows that this is the first of a series of four political satires by Gillray after Dalrymple, and one of a pair depicting government (the other two have agricultural settings). Showing a mad scene in the House of Commons, this is sub-titled "No. 1 Plate 1st. We come to recover your long lost Liberties...". The second such print, more frequently seen, is set in the House of Lords and is sub-titled "No. 1 Plate 2d. We explain the Rights of Man to the Noblesse...".Although recorded and reproduced by Jonathan King in The Other Side of the Coin, we have not found this image listed in standard Australian catalogues though its non-Australian pair seems to be quite well held in institutions.This setting allows this print (only, of the four) to take a satirical look at the decision of the English parliament to create a penal settlement at Botany Bay, in contrast to the atmosphere of reform and concern with civil liberties in the newly created republic of France and in the American colonies. Gillray turns the tables on the politicians of the House of Commons responsible for the Botany Bay decision: French revolutionaries led by Napoleon storm the parliament gagging the Speaker and placing all the Members in chains and dressing them in the garb of convicts. All the symbols of House are destroyed: the mace is smashed, the statutes discarded on the floor, and above the Speaker's chair are the words, "The House is adjourned to Botany Bay - sine die"

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        The Holy Bible : Containing the Old and New Testaments: Together with the Apocrypha. 2 Volume Set

      Philadelphia : Printed for John Thompson & Abraham Small 1798 - 2 Volumes. Folio. Bound in contemporary full calf. Gilt lettering and tooling on spine. Rebacked and restored. Owners name of James Andrews on SFEP of Vol. I dated 3rd month, 1839 and Vol. II, dated 10th month 1839. Includes some written paper ephemera found in the book. Hinge repaired. Foxing. Toning to frontis and title page of Vol. I. Repair to frontis. Lacking blank leaf and 2-page subscribers list, which Sabin states was only in some copies. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. Early Bibles in America,? p414. Shipton & Mooney, Evans 33408. ESTC W4507, W4795.; Hills 62; O'Callaghan 1798.1; Sabin 5182. It was issued originally in 40 numbers, commencing June, 1796, at half a dollar a number. Hence the division into volumes is altogether arbitrary. The text is from the Cambridge ed. published by John Baskerville, with an index at the end of Volume II. This Bible represents a step forward in American printing technology. It was the first hot press Bible to be produced. Under this method of printing, the ink was heated during the printing process, causing it to bond more strongly to the paper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoires d'Hyppolite Clairon, et reflexions sur la declamation theatrale; publies par elle-meme.

      Paris, F. Buisson, "an VII de la Republique", (1798). Format: 8°.. [4], II, 360 S.. . Dunkelgrüner Chagrinlederband der Zeit mit rotem goldgeprägten Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung gering beschabt und bestoßen, leicht fleckig, etwas angestaubt.. Erste Ausgabe, die französische Original-Ausgabe. Rarissimum - die "Edition originale"*** Erste Ausgabe, die französische Original-Ausgabe von außergewöhnlicher Seltenheit. Eine zweite, wesentlich häufigere Auflage war gleich im selben Jahr erschienen als "Seconde edition, revue, corrigee et augmentee", eine deutsche unberechtigte Ausgabe kam ebenfalls 1798 heraus und 1822 dann die zumeist heute zitierte und bekannte französische.Autorin ist die geniale Schauspielerin und Opernsängerin Claire Josephe Hippolyte Leris de La Tude (1723-1803), die vor allem unter dem Namen "Mademoiselle Clairon" Weltruhm erlangte und wegen ihrer skandalträchigen, wiewohl überall taktvollen "Erinnerungen" als eine der wenigen Schriftstellerinnen ihrer Zeit die Genderforschung bis heute beschäftigt: "son jeu en etait la perfection, et l'on disait d'elle ce que Dorat exprima si bien dans son poeme de la declaration theatrale: 'Tous, jusqu'a l'art, chez elle a de la verite'. Presque tous les auteurs tragiques de ce temps, Du Belloy, Saurin, Marmontel, Voltaire meme, eurent de grandes obligations a son talent Mlle Clairon avait une figure agreable, et surtout de la physionomie, cette autre beaute essentielle a la scene en 1799 parurent ses 'Memoires', qui firent alors beaucoup de bruit. Quelques anectdotes bizarres, moins authentiques peut-etre que conformes au gout du temps, contribuerent a la vogue de l'ouvrage. Son veritable merite etait dans ses reflexions, pleines de tact, sur l'art theatral et l'analyse des principaux roltes que l'auteur avait joues" (Hoefer).Mademoiselle Clairon debütierte als Soubrette im Alter von 13 Jahren in der italienischen Komödie, trat auch als Tänzerin in der Oper auf und war von 1743-65 ein Star der Comedie Francaise. Von 1769-86 lebte sie als Geliebte des Markgrafen Alexander von Ansbach auf Schloss Triesdorf. Ihre Memoiren sind besonders interessant wegen der vielen Reflexionen über Schauspielkunst und über die Rollen, die ihren Ruhm begründeten. Ihre großen Erfolge errang sie als Darstellerin Voltairscher Dramen, die sie zum ersten Mal im historischen Kostüm spielte. Vorsatz mit zwei älteren Besitzvermerken, kaum gebräunt, insgesamt sehr sauber und durchgehend wohlerhalten. Schön gebundenes Exemplar dieses bemerkenswert seltenen Erstdrucks, der den meisten bedeutenden Bibliotheken fehlt. Cioranescu 19701. Brunet VI, 16203. Vgl. Gay-Lemonnier III, 18.

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        Des premieres experiences faites en floreal et prairial de l'an 5, par la commission nommee

      Paris, 1798. Offprint from Comptes Rendus Institut national. 4to. 107pp. 273 x 203 mm. Original wrappers, uncut, some foxing & wear but fine. In a cloth box. [Paris, at least 1798.] First Separate Edition. Reports the preliminary work of the commission appointed to study galvanism, in the spring of 1797. This commission included Couloumb and had the assistance of the Alexander von Humboldt. By the time the commission garthered, Galvani had already done his utmost to establish animal electricity for which he made the first claims in 1791 (Garrison-Morton 593). He had offered proof of purely biological transmission of electricity to counter Volta in 1794 and 1797, while Volta continued to insist on contact electricity and worked his way up to the first electric battery. See Garrison-Morton 608 for Humboldt's contribution to animal electricity. Dibner, Galvani-Volta (1952) 34.

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        Pianoforte-Schule ; oder Sammlung der besten, für dieses Instrument gesetzten Stücke, aus den Werken der berühmtesten Tonkünstler ausgewählt, nach steigender Schwierigkeit des Spiels geordnet, und mit Fingersatz, Ausdruck und Manieren bezeichnet .

      Meinhold, Dresden 1798 - (.Erster Jahrgang. Fünftes Heft, Monat April. (M Sammelband: miteingebunden sind: Sechstes Heft ( May ) - Siebentes Heft ( Junius) - Achtes Heft ( Julius) - Zu haben in Dresden beym Verfasser, wohnhaft vor dem Seethor, dem Waisenhause gegenüber, No. 12. - Preiß 1 Thaler - ) Im vorliegenden Sammelband sind 4 fortlaufende Hefte der Pianoforte-Schule Milchmeyers eingebunden mit zahlreichen in Kupfer gestochenen Noten. Mit 31 Seiten; 31 Seiten, 1 Blatt; 27 Seiten; 28 Seiten. ( Das letzte Heft möglicherweise nicht vollständig, laut Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog müsste das im Bestand der Universität der Künste, Berlin gelistete Juli-Heft 31 Seiten haben, das Juni-Heft dagegen wie hier vorliegend ebenfalls auch nur 27 Seiten ). Zusammen in einem neueren schlichten Halblederband, Quer4° ( 24,5 x 31,5 cm ). Mit Musikbeispielen in Noten von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozar *Mio caro Adone* - Clementi ( Sonate ) - Vogler ( Cinq Preludes ) - Pleyel ( Sonatina ) - Mozart ( Er an Sie, bei Uebersendung eines Vergiß mein nicht - mit dem Liedtext ) - Steibelt ( Pastorella ) - Baumbach ( Sonatina ) - Edelmann ( Ländlicher Tanz ) // Beecke ( Arietta ) - Gyrowetz ( Sonatina ) - Gluck ( De l` Opera d` Orphee ) - Pleyel ( Sonatina ) - Allayrac ( de l` Opera de Crequi ) - Clementi ( Sonatina ) - Abeille ( I, i. bin der Krämer Michel, aus dem Schwabenland ) - ( auf 1 Blatt eingebunden: J. F. Reichardt: * Volkslied auch im Chor zu singen: *Der König leb! Im Jubelton schallt es weit umher. Wo ist ein König auf dem Thron so brav, so gut wie Er?.* - mit 13 Strophen ) // Clementi ( Sonata ) - Abeille ( Romance d`Estelle ) - Abeille ( Fantasia ) - Schulthesius ( Andantino ) // Gyrowetz ( A la Savoyarde ) - Pleyel ( Sonata ) .- Kauer ( A la Hongroise ) - Clementi ( Sonata ) - Steibelt ( A la Espagnole ) Einband gering berieben, innen auf Vorsatz handschriftlicher Vermerk von alter Hand *L` Art de jouer de Clavecin par Milchmeier*, Seiten durchgehend etwas fleckig, finger- oder stockfleckig, wenige Seiten auch stärker, einige Seiten gering angeknickt. Insgesamt guter Zustand. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 600 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        METHODE ANALYTIQUE DES FOSSILES, fondee sur leurs caracteres exterieures.

      Paris, chez Henry Tardieu, l'An VII (1798).SECOND PARIS EDITION (1798 - 1799), French text, 8vo, 210 x 130 mm, 8¼ x 5¼ inches, 2 hand coloured plates, pages: (2), iii - XII, (2), 1 - 174, bound in modern quarter calf over new marbled boards, raised bands to spine, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers, fore - edges and lower edges not trimmed. Small chip to top corner of half - title, early ink name on title page, colour No.57 partly painted over on second colour plate (see image), otherwise clean. A very good tight copy. A work on the classification of minerals. Heinrich von Struve (1751 - 1826) a Swiss chemist and mineralogist who studied a Lausanne and Tubingen universities was a prolific writer on minerals and the geology of his country. Sinkankas, Volume II 6420 lists only one work of his, on the mineralogy and geology of North America published in 1822. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Natürliches Zauber = Buch oder Neueröfneter Spielplatz rarer Künste, zweyter Band, in welchem nicht alleine eine Fortsetzung aller Taschenspieler sondern auch mathematischer, physikalischer, Mahler und Frauenzimmer = Künste enthalten : Nebst einigen zur Landwirthschaft und Erhaltung menschlicher Gesundheit dienlichen Stücken; Ingleichen die besten ökonomischen Vortheile mit Bier, Wein, Brandwein und allerley Arten von Rosoli umzugehen.

      Nürnberg, Steinischen Buchhandlung 1798.. Siebente und vermehrte Auflage. 2. Band. Kl. 8°. 4, 526,32 Seiten mit vielen Holzschnitten. Frontispiz. Pappband der Zeit. Einband lichtrandig, berieben , hinteres Innengelenk etwas angebrochen. Buchinnere altersgemäß braunfleckig.; 7. Berühmtes, wohl erstmals 1682 in Amsterdam erschienenes Zauberbuch. Vorliegender zweiter Band enthält zahlreiche Rezepte, Hausmittel, teils kuriose Anweisungen etc.

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        Die Burgerliche Wiener Kuchinn, oder die Neue Wiener Kochschule, fur, Bergerfamilien aus der gebildeten Mittelklasse

      Wien [Vienna]: Zu haben in R. Sammer's Buchhandlung, 1798. Small octavo, 300, [20] pages. The work was also issued with an alternate title, Neue Wiener Koch-Schule für Frauenzimmer, by Binz in 1798, and exists in one recorded copy at Gottingen. Perhaps the intention was to place the book within another market, as this issue is targeted to "Berger families from the educated Middle Class." Stocklin was a cooking instructor, which is alluded to in the title here, and explicit on the title page of the other volume, where the book is described as, "after the private lessons of the famous Mrs. Franziska Stocklin." Bound in three-quarter decorated paper, over black cloth with gilt-decorated spine, with some wear to foot of spine. Original wrappers bound in. Some light soiling to wrappers and throughout, otherwise near very good. With the bookplate and ink signature of the hotelier Ferdinand Peter Sperl, who was born in The Hotel Bristol, Bern, Switzerland. Rare. [OCLC locates no copies under this title, and only one of Neue Wiener... ; neither appears in Cagle, Bitting, Vicaire or Horn-Arndt].

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        Nachricht von der wahren Beschaffenheit des nächtlichen Gepolters in Tegel bei Berlin im Jahr 1797. Aus dem darüber geführten Protokoll der Herren Justizamtmann Cöler, Prediger Herbst, Oberbergrath Karsten; Professor Klaproth; Geh. Postsekretair Otto; Oberkonsistorialrath Zöllner. Zweyte verbesserte Auflage

      Berlin, Carl August Nicolai, Sohn, Buchhändler in der heil. Geiststraße im goldenen Arm, 1798.. 24 S. Pappband d. Zt. Berlin-Bibliographie I, 812. - Bericht über ein Poltergeist-Phänomen in Tegel, den Friedrich Nicolai zuerst im November 1797 in den Berlinischen Blättern veröffentlichte: Angeblich wäre im Haus des Oberförsters Schulz bei Mondscheinnächten ein unerklärliches Gepolter zu vernehmen. Das Gerücht darüber hatte sich zuvor schon schnell unter der Berliner Bevölkerung verbreitet, so dass die feinen Mitglieder der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin am 13. September und 2. Oktober 1797 zur Geisterjagd aufbrachen. Die Ghostbusters fanden schnell eine rationale Erklärung, der Vorfall wäre auch bald vergessen worden, hätte nicht Goethe von einem Auftritt Nicolais 1799 vor der Berliner Akademie der Wissenschaften erfahren: Der große Aufklärer und Verleger Friedrich Nicolai berichtete von "nervösen Störungen", die bei ihm 1791 auftraten und in deren Folge er Geistererscheinungen (Phantasmen) hatte. Seine Heilung führt er auf das Ansetzen von Blutegeln am After zurück. In diesem Zusammenhang erwähnte er auch den "Spuk von Tegel" als weiteres Beispiel von Phantasmen. - Goethe war Nicolai seit dessen Parodie auf die Leiden des jungen Werthers ("Freuden des jungen Werthers", 1775) in herzlicher Abneigung verbunden, die Bekenntnisse Nicolais lieferten ihm eine Steilvorlage: Goethe lässt Nicolai im Faust, in der Szene Walpurgisnacht, als "Proktophantasmist?" (Steißgeisterseher) auftreten: "Ihr seid noch immer da! Nein, das ist unerhört. Verschwindet doch! Wir haben ja aufgeklärt! Das Teufelspack, es fragt nach keiner Regel. Wir sind so klug, und dennoch spukt`s in Tegel. Wie lange hab` ich nicht am Wahn hinausgekehrt, Und nie wird`s rein; das ist doch unerhört!" - Mephistopheles antwortet darauf: "Er wird sich gleich in eine Pfütze setzen, Das ist die Art, wie er sich soulagiert, Und wenn Blutegel sich an seinem Steiß ergetzen, Ist er von Geistern und von Geist kuriert". - - - Etwas berieben. Titel verso mit Stempel "Grosherzogliche Bibliothek Neustrelitz".

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        Titus Livius von Patavium. Römische Geschichte von Erbauung der Stadt an. Nach Drakenborchscher Ausgabe aus dem Lateinischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen versehen von Gottfried Große [komplett Band 1-10]

      Wien und Prag Verlag Franz Haas 1798-1799. Ab urbe condita DEUTSCH // 10 Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückentitelschildchen, 8°, : XXIV, 319 S., 528, 504, 388, 358, 451, 535, 348, 349, 286, 72 Seiten, jederband mit gestochenem Frontispiz und gestechenem Titelm mit Titelvignette, von Johann Caspar Weinrauch (1765-1846) nachVincenz Kininger (1767-1851); Zustand: sehr gut, teils unaufgeschnitten. Johann Kaspar Weinrauch (1765-1846) Thieme/Becker XXXV, 305 // Vincez Kininger (1767-1851) Thieme/ Becker XX, 331 f.

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        Instructions for cutting out apparel for the poor. . . with 13 folding plates of clothing patterns.

      J. Walter, London 1798 - Instructions for cutting out apparel for the poor. . . With 13 Engraved Plates of Clothing Patterns Instructions for cutting out apparel for the poor; principally intended for the assistance of the patronesses of Sunday schools, and other charitable institutions. . . . 8vo. xii, 85 [7]pp. 13 folding engraved plates of clothing patterns. London: J. Walter, 1789 [imprint lined out, with ms. correction below: Sold at the Parliament Office / Old Palace Yard]. Gilt-ruled calf c. 1789, a little rubbed, rebacked, endpapers renewed. Title-leaf silked, some edges of plates a trifle soiled and frayed, insignificant foxing and dampstaining. Very good copy. First Edition. This very rare work on methods and costs of producing affordable clothing for poor children, addressed to "Patronesses of Sunday Schools," is one of the products of the Sunday school movement, which spread rapidly throughout Britain after the philanthropist Robert Raikes (1736-1811) established the first Sunday school in Gloucester in 1783. The book describes the charitable program established at Hertingfordbury in the county of Hertfordshire, involving the town's two Sunday schools and two day schools or "Schools of Industry." In order to encourage the poor to send their children to the Sunday schools, a small portion of the charitably supported Sunday School Fund was used to purchase the raw materials (cloth, yarn, ribbon, sewing and knitting needles, etc.) for various items of clothing; these were then transformed into finished goods by the female students at the School of Industry, and offered for sale to the families of Sunday school students at a reduced price. The system was supposed to provide clothing for Sunday school students at about half of what it would ordinarily cost, plus provide the girls at the School of Industry with the training necessary to become "good servants, and useful mothers to families of their own." Quantities, types and prices of a great number of materials and finished goods are given, plus instructions and actual patterns for making various types of clothing. Very rare in commerce: When we checked OCLC cited six copies in North American libraries (ICU, MH-BA, NBuG, ICN, CaOHM, DSI). Kress B.1634. Goldsmiths 13970. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: G.G. & J. Robinson, 1798.. Engraved titlepage and [2]pp. text, plus portrait and sixty-eight (of sixty-nine) plates and maps. Lacks the large folding map. Folio. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt, leather label, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down. Some minor foxing, else very good. The atlas volume to the first English edition of La Pérouse's A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD..., without the large folding map, as is usually the case. "La Pérouse's expedition was one of the most important scientific explorations ever undertaken to the Pacific and the west coast of North America....The charge to the expedition [which took place between 1785 and 1788] was to examine such parts of the region as had not been explored by Captain Cook; to seek for an interoceanic passage; to make scientific observations on the various countries, peoples, and products; to obtain reliable information about the fur trade and the extent of Spanish settlements in California; and to promote the inducements for French enterprise in that quarter....La Pérouse and his men did important geographical research....The voyage also included the first foreign scientific group ever to visit Alta California [two of the plates depict a bee-eater and a male and female partridge of California. There are also maps and plans of San Francisco, Monterey, and San Diego]....La Pérouse sent dispatches back to France from Kamchatka and Botany Bay. The two ships then set sail from Botany Bay, in 1788, and were never heard from again" - Hill. It was not until the 1820s that the wrecks of his ships were discovered on a reef in the Santa Cruz group. Among the most significant results of the voyage are the series of charts that were produced as a result of the expedition's surveys of Asiatic side of the Pacific; and the ethnographic details of "the peculiarities [La Pérouse]...observed in the natives of the northwest coast of North America" (Sabin). In addition, he was the first westerner to safely navigate and chart the Japan Sea and the strait between the island of Sakhalin and the northernmost island of Japan. En route for Australia in 1788, La Pérouse sailed via Samoa, where he discovered the islands of Apolima, Manono, and Savaii. The atlas provides a fascinating pictorial record of this important voyage. HILL 975. HOWES L93, "b." WAGNER NORTHWEST COAST 837-848, pp.199-201. ZAMORANO 80, 49. FERGUSON 288. TPL 596. COWAN, p.383. SABIN 38962. LADA-MOCARSKI 52. FERGUSON 287.

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        Laws of the State of New York Passed At the Twenty-first Session of the Legislature, Begun and Held At the City of Albany, the Second Day of January, 1798

      Albany : Printed by Loring Andrews & Co, 1798-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Fine binding. Octavo. [3], 244-535 p, [7]. Bound in modern full leather. 5 raised bands, gilt ruled. Gilt lettering on spine. Fine binding and cover. Owners signature of former New York City mayor, Cadwallader D. Colden on title page and BFEP twice. Colden notation in the table of contents at end. Clean, unmarked pages with tanning. Scattered foxing. Dampstain to bottom half of text block from page 473 to end. Evans 34215. II Harv. Law Cat. 202. Cadwallader D. Colden was the grandson of Colonial leader Cadwallader Colden. He practiced law in New York City, moved to Poughkeepsie, New York in 1793, and then returned to New York in 1796. From 1798 to 1801, he was Assistant Attorney General for the First District, comprising Suffolk, Queens, Kings, Richmond and Westchester counties. From 1810 to 1811, he was District Attorney of the First District, comprising the above mentioned counties and New York County. He became a Colonel of Volunteers in the War of 1812. In 1815 Cadwallader D. Colden was president of the New York Manumission Society, established in 1785 to promote the abolition of slavery in the state, and oversaw the rebuilding of the Society’s African Free School in New York City. Later historians cited the energetic aid of Colden, Peter A. Jay, William Jay, Governor Tompkins, and others in influencing the Legislature to set the date of July 4, 1827, for the entire abolition of slavery in New York. He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1818, and the 54th Mayor of New York City from 1818 to 1821, appointed by Governor DeWit Clinton of New York. He successfully contested the election of Peter Sharpe to the 17th United States Congress and served from December 12, 1821, to March 3, 1823. He was a member of the New York State Senate (1st District) from 1825 to 1827, when he resigned. The Laws include an Act validating Quakers' manumissions of slaves, even where such manumissions did not conform to prescribed legal procedures; an Act incorporating the firemen of the City of New York; an Act permitting aliens to purchase land in the State, under certain conditions; and a host of other Acts dealing with courts, corporations, municipalities, and other matters.

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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. 144; 153, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full tree calf, red title label, minor rubbing, else very good.

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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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      [Providence: 1798 - Small folio broadside, 8 1/2" x 12". Untrimmed, a couple of spots and light wear, Very Good. This broadside, completed in manuscript, appoints Benjamin Johnson Esq. the principal assessor for the district of West Greenwich, and sets forth his duties. Dated November 5, 1798, it is signed in manuscript by three Commissioners: Elisha R. Potter, John Dorrance, and John L. Boss. The broadside is evidently unrecorded; Evans 34452 and Alden 1584 record a similar one entitled, 'Instructions for Assistant Assessors.' John Dorrance [c.1747-1813], a native of Providence, graduated from Brown University in 1774. He was a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas; was involved with the Washington Insurance Company and was a director of the Exchange Bank. Governor Fenner once accused Dorrance of having sold the body of a stranger who had committed suicide in exchange for a beaver skin hat. Fenner used the charge to squash Dorrance's run for a seat in the General Assembly in 1801; Dorrance later sued for slander. Elisha Reynolds Potter [1764-1835] born in South Kingston, served in the Revolutionary War as a private. After the war, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1789. He was a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, and a Congressman. John Linscom Boss [1757-1824] was born in Newport, Rhode Island. He was a member of the 1795 Rhode Island General Assembly, and served in the Revolutionary War.Not in Evans, Bristol, Shipton, AAS Catalogue, NAIP, Alden. Not located on OCLC as of October 2014. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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