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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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        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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        CHARTS AND PLATES TO LA PEROUSE'S VOYAGE

      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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        THE ENGLISHMAN'S RIGHT, OR, A DIALOGEU BETWEEN A BARRISTER AT LAW

      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 e.page, 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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        'Tapettzier'.

      . 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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        INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRINCIPAL ASSESSORS. TO [manuscript: Benjamin Johnson, Esq.] WE THE COMMISSIONERS FOR THE STATE OF RHODE-ISLAND UNDER THE ACT OF CONGRESS PASSED ON THE 9TH DAY OF JULY LAST, ENTITLED 'AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE VALUATION OF LANDS AND DWELLING-HOUSES, AND THE ENUMERATION OF SLAVES WITHIN THE UNITED STATES,' HAVE APPOINTED YOU PRINCIPAL ASSESSOR FOR THE ASSESSMENT DISTRICT OF [manuscript: West Greenwich].

      [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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        ENCYCLOPÆDIA; OR, A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, SCIENCES, AND MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE; CONSTRUCTED ON A PLAN, BY WHICH THE DIFFERENT SCIENCES AND ARTS ARE DIGESTED INTO THE FORM OR DISTINCT TREATISES OR SYSTEMS, COMPREHENDING THE HISTORY, THEORY, AND PRACTICE OF EACH, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST DISCOVERIES AND IMPROVEMENTS

      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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        Filial Duty, Recommended and Enforced. By a Variety of Instructive and Entertaining Stories, of Children who have been remarkable for Affection to their Parents. Also Some striking Instances of Children who have behaved in an undutiful and unnatural manner to the parents. The Whole founded on Historical Facts.

      London: Printed for E. Newbery. no date 1798 - ?FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 12mo (in 6s), 140 x 80 mms., pp. vi, 174, engraved frontispiece (by Scott after Eckstein) dated 25 March 1798, contemporary quarter red sheepskin, marbled boards (soiled); title-page and frontispiece a bit soiled and foxed, some slight fingering of text, corners a bit worn. The tendentiously prescriptive rhetoric of the introduction could almost have been written by Wackford Squeers: "we presume to hope, that the historical facts here collected together will have a due influence on the minds of the youth of both sexes, whose instruction and entertainment the compiler had principally in view, and that they will imitate the examples of the good children, and see with detestation and horror, the vicious behaviour of the unnatural and degenerate." Roscoe, J134 (5). ESTC locates copies in BL and Liverpool in these islands; Bowdoin and UCLA in north America; and Melbourne in Australia. ESTC also suggests that the volume was published in the 1770s with a slight alteration in the title, viz. Filial duty recommended and enforc'd. ESTC N31533 records an edition putatively published in 1789, A new book for the improvement of young gentlemen and ladies. Filial duty, recommended and enforced, by a variety of instructive and entertaining stories. Locations: Stanford, Indiana Lilly, Toronto, Illinois. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        COUNTRY DYER'S ASSISTANT.|THE

      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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