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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"

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Am Osning]
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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.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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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,.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ingrid Degutsch]
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        A Treatise on Leases and Terms for Years

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Treatise on Leases and Terms for Years

      London - A. Strahan 1798 - A scarce copy of A Treatise on Leases and Terms for Years by Matthew Bacon. Matthew Bacon was the compiler of the first three volumes, and part of the fourth volume, of the work 'New Abridgement of the Law', known as Bacon's Abridgment. This became the standard encyclopedia of common law on both sides of the Atlantic ocean in the 18th century. Condition: Re-bound in a contemporary beige cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, smart. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with some browning and age-toning. There is an ink inscription to the title-page. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        George Washington

      New York 1798 - Mezzotint. Sheet size: 3 1/8 x 2 1/2". Inventory#: p429pmat.

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

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

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        Autograph Letter Signed

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

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        Nachrichten und Bemerkungen über den algierschen Staat. Erster Theil. Mit einer General-Charte und illuminirten Kupfer. (Zweyter Theil. Dritter und letzter Theil. Mit zwey illuminirten und drey schwarzen Kupfern.)

      Johann Friedrich Hammerich 1798-1800, Altona - First edition. 3 volumes, in contemporary blue paper. (8°); XXXVI, 640, (2), 7 inset folding engraved plates (2 colored) and 1 colored folding engraved map; XXVIII, 1114, (1), [1] p.; XX, 812, (2), [4] p., and 1 engraved plate and 4 folding engraved plates (2 colored). Scarce first and only edition of the description of Algeria and the Maghreb by Baron Johann Rehbinder who served as the consul general of Denmark in Algeria for twelve years. During this time he traveled through the Maghreb and compiled his knowledge on the region, customs, traditions, costumes and history into this grandiose, almost 3000 page work. Illustrated with engraved plates (by Georg Vogel, Nürnberg) of costumes and buildings, vedutas, a large view of Algiers, and a large colored map of the region (by Philipp H. Moßner, Nürnberg, 1789). Also two folding charts with chronology and history of Algeria (included in the pagination). [Holzmann-Bohatta III, 6119.; Brunet IV, 1.; Engelmann 170.; Gay 956.]. Spines worn, title pages affirmed with Japanese paper, otherwise all volumes are in fine condition. 3 volumes, in contemporary blue paper. (8°); XXXVI, 640, (2), 7 inset folding engraved plates (2 colored) and 1 colored folding engraved map; XXVIII, 1114, (1), [1] p.; XX, 812, (2), [4] p., and 1 engraved plate and 4 folding engraved plates (2 colored) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis

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

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

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

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        Botanische Beobachtungen nebst einigen neuen Gattungen und Arten.

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

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

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

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        Fables. Edition stereotype.

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

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        A New and General Biographical Dictionary; containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and writings of the Most Eminent Persons in every Nation

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

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

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

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

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

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        De Ellipseos Evoluta et Aequidistantibus earumque Constructione Scripsit et Orationem, die 12 sept. 1798 in audvitorio Philosophorum Professionis Philosophicae Extraordinariae adeundae caussa habebit Mauricius de Prasse

      Impressit Carolus Tauchnitz Lipsiae (Leipzig), 1798.. Broschur, 14 Seiten Gr.-8°, Broschiert. deutliche Gebrauchsspuren, Ecken und Kanten berieben, die Front stärker an den Rändern beschmutzt, am unteren Rand auf den ersten beiden Seiten ein Wasserrand Qrdner1

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        Le Nouveau Paris. 6 Bände in 3.

      Paris, chez Fuchs, Ch. Pougens, et Ch.-Fr. Cramer, Libraires, Erste Ausgabe (an VII /1798).. Kl.-8°. XXXV,(1),192;(2),225,(5); (4),216;(2),228,(2); (4),226;(2),228,(2) S. Halblederbände der Zeit.. In seinem "Le Nouveau Paris" (1799) schilderte Mercier sowohl die politischen Ereignisse, wie auch die Alltagserfahrungen aus den Revolutionsjahren. - Einbände berieben und beschabt; Band 1 mit Bibl.-Etikett am Rücken; Spiegel aller 3 Bände mit Notizen und Nrn. von alter Hand; durchgehend schwach stockfleckig; insgesamt gutes Exemplar.

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        MEZZOTINT ENGRAVING OF] THE RIGHT HONORABLE LORD VISCOUNT DUNCAN, Etc. Etc. Etc. Admiral Of The Blue And Commander In Chief Of His Majesty's Ships In The North Sea At The Defeat Of The Dutch Fleet In The 11th Of October 1797.

      J. S. Copley, Hanover Square 1798 - Published & Sold March 1, 1798 by J. S. Copley, George Street, Hanover Square. Size: 17.5" x 14" (to the plate-mark); 24" x 19" (to the margins). Engraved by R. Earlom. Printed on cream-coloured laid paper. Very slight abrasion at right shoulder, minor scuff on pant leg. Recent professional cleaning (without bleach) after removal from old frame. Excellent depth of tone and image projection. Wide margins. Very good, presentable condition. Viscount Adam Duncan defeated the Dutch fleet at Camperdown on October 11, 1797. Confidat Emptor. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Oeuvres ... publiees, sur les manuscrits de l'auteur, par Jacques-Andre Naigeon ...

      Paris, chez Desray ... et Deterville ..., an VI - 1798. 15 volumes.. First edition. 8vo. Portrait of Diderot in vol. I. Provenance: Ex-libris on paste-down of volume I: Jacques-Joseph G. Fr. P. de Corbiere (1766-1853), president du Conseil Royal de l'Instruction publique, ministre de l'interieur de 1821 a 1828 etc.Contemporary marbled brown calf, spines and covers gilt, green and red labels. Light foxing in places, but a fine set. - D. Adams, Bibliographie des oeuvres de Diderot, Ferney 2000: A6, p- 98-109..

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        The History of Great Britain during the Reign of Queen Anne With a Dissertation concerning the Danger of the Protestant Succession; And an Appendix, containing Original Papers

      London: Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies..., 1798. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 4to, pp. iv, [vi] - xvii [xviii Errata], 674 [675 - 676 adverts], recently recased in quarter calf, morocco label, marbled boards; title-page soiled and creased, ex-library with handwritten library ownership on first page of text. The erratic pagination is a printing error. Thomas Somerville (1741 - 1830) began collecting materials for his historical works in 1782, and this volume was preceded by his History of Political Transactions and of Parties from the Restoration of King Charles II to the Death of King William III (1792). A native of Hawick, Roxburghshire, he received a honorary D. D. from St. Andrews in 1793 and was also elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He was also the author of My Own Life and Times, first published in 1861, and an invaluable guide to intellectual and literary life in Edinburgh in the latter part of the 18th century. Despite the high quality of both the research and the writing, as well as favourable and encouraing comments and reviews, this volume, as well as its predecessor, sold badly. More recent scholarship, such as that by Richard B. Sher, has shown appreciation for Somerville's achievements.

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        Essai sur l’histoire de l’Espèce Humaine.

      A Paris, chez Du Pont 1798 - In 8vo; pp.V,422. Mezza pelle coeva, tassello al dorso con titolo e fregi in oro. Esemplare intonso, lievi fioriture. Edition originale de cet ouvrage sociologique sorti des presses du célèbre Dupont de Nemours. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        'Der Gros Uhrmacher' u. 'Die Pulvermühle'.

      . altkolorierter Kupferstich v. G.J. Schrazenstaller b. Johann Peter Voigt, 1798, 15 x 8,5. Zeigt zwei Ansichten auf einem Blatt. - Oben die Herstellung von Schiesspulver; darunter der Grossuhrmacher. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        [K366, 489]. Idomeneo, R? di Creta, Opera seria in tre Atti... Idomeneus K?nig von Creta, eine ernsthafte Oper in drey Aufz?gen... Pr. [...] Fr. [Piano-vocal score]

      Bonn: Simrock [PN] 51. [1798]. Oblong folio. Half dark tan leather with marbled boards, diamond-shaped decorative black leather label titled in gilt to upper, black leather title label gilt to spine. 1f. (title), [i] (cast list, table of contents, credits of German translation to "Herrn v. Apell... Intendanten des Hoftheaters zu Cassel," and advertisement), 2-183, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Watermark: "G.F." Corrections and additions in pencil: Flag added to note to p. 90; dashes marking entrances of Ilia to p. 121-22; character identifications to p. 124: first "Idamante," then crossed out and replaced with "Electra" [!Elettra] all in the same hand; identifications to p. 127: "Ilia," "Idamante," "Electra," in two different hands; tenuto [?] dash to p. 128, breath mark to p. 129; vocal parts added to p. 145, mm. 2-3, to match parallel passage on p. 147; correction to pitch to p. 164; accents and alterations to vocal part, p. 169.Boards slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; spine chipped at head and tail and with some loss. Slightly soiled and foxed; occasional staining; impression evidences minor wear to plates. . Published two years after the first edition. K?chel 6 p. 372. Hirsch IV, 39 (another issue, with price "9 fl." and catalogue to final page). RISM M4192 (not distinguishing between issues). In the present edition the duet "Spiegarti non poss'io" (K489), composed for the 1786 performance in Vienna, replaces the original 1781 duet "S'io non moro" in act 3. The German text is by David August von Apell (1754-1832).

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        Installation des Vaisseaux

      Paris, An VI. (1798). b/w folding plates. 4to. xii, 403, (1) pp. Complete specifications and instructions for building, equipping and sailing a 74 gun frigate, written at the direction of the Minister of the Marine to get the French Navy up to snuff. Interestingly it also contains more than 200 pages of highly specific manning instructions, - quarter and station bills - for sailing and fighting a vessel of this class. Polak 1322 calls for 9 plates; there are 8 folding plates here, numbered 1-8. OCLC, which also calls for 9 plates, locates only 2 copies. Apparently lacking lacking one plate, though Lefkowicz cites a copy with eight plates. Light water stain on lower edges of pages, but still a very nice copy, with eight folding engraved plates. Bound in original full calf with gilt spine decorations. All edges gilt.

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        Estatutos y Ordinaciones Acerca De Las Lites y Diferencias Que Se Pueden Ofrecer En Las Cosas Tocantes y Pertenecientes a Los Montes y Huertas De La Ciudad De Zaragoza: Hechas y Ordenadas Por Ciudad De Zaragoza, Oct. de 1593 y Aprobs. Por Felipe V En 1722

      En La Oficina De Medardo Heras, Zaragoza 1798 - Portada - 6 h. y 152pp. Perfecto ejemplar encuadernado de época en piel. Lomera muy decorada con hierros al oro y un tejuelo. Cortes jaspeados. Size: 8ºmayor [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [K374c (352), 315d (264), 300f (353), 455, 299a (354), Anh. C26.02 (Anh. 285), 573, 613, 300e (265), 416e (398), 189a (179), 500]. Douze Themes varies pour le pianoforte

      Leipsic Breitkopf & Härtel [without PN] [1798]. Oblong folio. Black cloth-backed wrappers, contemporary upper blue with decorative cut paper label with manuscript titling in ink, original lower light green with publisher's vignette, modern typed title label to spine. 1f. (series title: "Oeuvres Complettes de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart" with pictorial vignette by W. Böhm), [i] (title with incipits), 6-122, [iii] (publisher's catalogue: "Auszug aus dem Verzeichnisse musikalischer Werke, im Verlage von Breitkopf und Härtel in Leipzig. Bis zur Michaelis-Messe 1798") pp. Typeset. Printed on paper with a light blue tone. Footer "II" (referring to volume number) printed to first page of each signature. Each set of variations carries the textual incipit (where applicable) as a caption title and "Thema. Ariette [I-XII]" preceding first system. Signature in ink to lower right corner of series title: [?]"H Lampe." Wrappers quite worn, rubbed and bumped; several stains; some cracking and abraision. Occasional worming, including to titles; one miniscule hole extending through p. 32; some soiling, foxing, and offsetting; final leaf laid down to inner lower wrapper.. Volume II of Breitkopf & Härtel's early "complete" edition. Köchel 6 pp. 386, 330-31, 322-23, 494, 311-12, 895, 648, 697, 321-22, 444, 193, 557, and 916. Hoboken 12, 698. Hirsch IV, 987. RISM M7307. The variation sets are based on the following themes: K374c: "Dieu d' amour" from the opera "Les Mariages Samnites" (1776) by Andre Gretry (1741-1813) K315d: Chanson "Lison dormoit" from the "Comedie melee d'ariettes 'Julie' " (1772) by Nicolas Dezede K300f: Anonymous French chanson "La belle Francoise" (before 1760) K455: "Unser dummer Pöbel meint" (originally: "Les hommes pieusement") from the singspiel "Die Pilgrime von Mekka" (originally: "La rencontre imprevue" or "Les Pelerins de Mecque," 1764) by Christoph Willibald Gluck K299a: "Je suis Lindor," incidental romance for the comedy "Le Barbier de Seville" (1775) by Beaumarchais, composed by Antoine- Laurent Baudron KAnhang C 26.02: "Une fievre brulante" from the opera "Richard Coeur-de-lion" (1784) by Andre Gretry K573: A minuet by Jean- Pierre Duport (1741-1818) K613: "Ein Weib ist das herrlichste Ding auf der Welt" from the anonymous comedy "Der dumme Gärtner aus dem Gebürge oder die zween Anton," part 2 ("Die verdeckten Sachen," 1789), probably by Benedikt Schack or Franz Gerl K300e: French children's song "Ah! vous dirai-je maman" (before 1750) K416e: "Salve tu, Domine" from the opera "I filosofi immaginarii" (1779) by Giovanni Paisiello K189a: A minuet from an oboe concerto (ca. 1768) by Johann Christian Fischer (1733-1800) K500: Unknown KAnhang C26.02, the only posthumous work in the present collection, had been published under Mozart's name since 1792, but there is no evidence supporting the ascription. As early as 1799, Constanze Mozart and others denied the authenticity of these variations. Their real composer remains unknown. Of particular interest is the publisher's catalogue included with the present volume. The "Michaelis-Messe" took place on the Feast of St. Michael's Day, September 29, 1798.

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        Letters and correspondence : public and private, of the Right Honourable Henry St. John, Lord Visc. Bolingbroke; during the time he was Secretary of State to Queen Anne; with state papers, explanatory notes ... / by Gilbert Parke [volumes 1 & 2]

      London : printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row, 1798, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copy rebound with the original tree-lined calf boards, and a modern, matching leather spine. Contrasting gilt-blocked leather labels to spines. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Very impressively finished. Some dulling and rubbing evident to panel edges. Gilt-stamped borders to panels. Minor, scattered marginal foxing. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: From the library of Sir John Eden Bart. with his armorial bookplate. Further scans, images and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 2 pages; 2v vols. (xi, 693p., 762p.); 30cm. Subjects: English Letters -- Early works to 1800. Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- France -- History -- Politics and government -- Early works to 1800. Notes: page x in vol. 1 mislabelled xi. Errata for boths vols. at end of vol. 2,

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        [K374c (352), 315d (264), 300f (353), 455, 299a (354), Anh. C26.02 (Anh. 285), 573, 613, 300e (265), 416e (398), 189a (179), 500]. Douze Thèmes variés pour le pianoforte

      Leipsic: Breitkopf & Härtel [without PN]. [1798]. Oblong folio. Black cloth-backed wrappers, contemporary upper blue with decorative cut paper label with manuscript titling in ink, original lower light green with publisher's vignette, modern typed title label to spine. 1f. (series title: "Oeuvres Complettes de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart" with pictorial vignette by W. Böhm), [i] (title with incipits), 6-122, [iii] (publisher's catalogue: "Auszug aus dem Verzeichnisse musikalischer Werke, im Verlage von Breitkopf und Härtel in Leipzig. Bis zur Michaelis-Messe 1798") pp. Typeset. Printed on paper with a light blue tone. Footer "II" (referring to volume number) printed to first page of each signature. Each set of variations carries the textual incipit (where applicable) as a caption title and "Thema. Ariette [I-XII]" preceding first system. Signature in ink to lower right corner of series title: [?]"H Lampe." Wrappers quite worn, rubbed and bumped; several stains; some cracking and abraision. Occasional worming, including to titles; one miniscule hole extending through p. 32; some soiling, foxing, and offsetting; final leaf laid down to inner lower wrapper. . Volume II of Breitkopf & Härtel's early "complete" edition. Köchel 6 pp. 386, 330-31, 322-23, 494, 311-12, 895, 648, 697, 321-22, 444, 193, 557, and 916. Hoboken 12, 698. Hirsch IV, 987. RISM M7307. The variation sets are based on the following themes: K374c: "Dieu d' amour" from the opera "Les Mariages Samnites" (1776) by André Grétry (1741-1813) K315d: Chanson "Lison dormoit" from the "Comédie mélée d'ariettes 'Julie' " (1772) by Nicolas Dezède K300f: Anonymous French chanson "La belle Francoise" (before 1760) K455: "Unser dummer Pöbel meint" (originally: "Les hommes pieusement") from the singspiel "Die Pilgrime von Mekka" (originally: "La rencontre imprévue" or "Les Pèlerins de Mecque," 1764) by Christoph Willibald Gluck K299a: "Je suis Lindor," incidental romance for the comedy "Le Barbier de Seville" (1775) by Beaumarchais, composed by Antoine-Laurent Baudron KAnhang C 26.02: "Une fièvre brûlante" from the opera "Richard Coeur-de-lion" (1784) by André Grétry K573: A minuet by Jean-Pierre Duport (1741-1818) K613: "Ein Weib ist das herrlichste Ding auf der Welt" from the anonymous comedy "Der dumme Gärtner aus dem Gebürge oder die zween Anton," part 2 ("Die verdeckten Sachen," 1789), probably by Benedikt Schack or Franz Gerl K300e: French children's song "Ah! vous dirai-je maman" (before 1750) K416e: "Salve tu, Domine" from the opera "I filosofi immaginarii" (1779) by Giovanni Paisiello K189a: A minuet from an oboe concerto (ca. 1768) by Johann Christian Fischer (1733-1800) K500: Unknown KAnhang C26.02, the only posthumous work in the present collection, had been published under Mozart's name since 1792, but there is no evidence supporting the ascription. As early as 1799, Constanze Mozart and others denied the authenticity of these variations. Their real composer remains unknown. Of particular interest is the publisher's catalogue included with the present volume. The "Michaelis-Messe" took place on the Feast of St. Michael's Day, September 29, 1798.

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