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        A Chart of Van Diemen's Land, the South extremity of New Holland with the new discovered river by the Ships Duke and Duchess. from Captn. John Hayes. 1798 (with inset map) Continuation of the River from King George's Bay, on a larger Scale. with the Situation of the Ships Duke and Duchess, at Anchor

      London:: Laurie & Whittle,. 1798.. Published by the esteemed Laurie & Whittle in London on 12th July 1798, this scarce & handsome map with period color of Hobart & the Derwent River is from the rare "East India Pilot". This is the only Australian map in the atlas. The atlas has achieved $144,000 & $150,000 US in recent times (the Streeter Sale, 2007 and Wardington sale, 2006). The copy of this map in the Streeter atlas was black and white, and had the same amount of offsetting. Tooley p. 95, no. 709. Original wash color, offsetting with restoration to upper center fold with slight loss to the map perimeter & margin repaired. Small blind stamp in margin edge. Very scarce.

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        A Succinct View of the Law of Mortgages: With an Appendix, Containing.

      1798 - With "Scientific Precedents" Wilmot, Edward Coke. A Succinct View of the Law of Mortgages: With an Appendix, Containing a Variety of Scientific Precedents of Mortgages. London: Printed for W. Clarke and Son, 1798. [vi], 104, 108, [4] pp. Includes three-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing to spine, lighter rubbing to extremities, a few minor scratches to boards, corners bumped. Early owner signature and annotation to front free endpaper, interior otherwise fresh. A well-preserved copy. * Second edition. Written for the benefit of "the junior Part of the Profession," Wilmot's book offers a review of the law and a collection of model precedents. The chapters of the "succinct view" are clearly written and arranged topically. Its definitions are illustrated with leading cases. This appears to have been a well-received book. The first edition was published in 1789, the third and final edition in 1819. All are scarce. OCLC locates 5 copies of this edition in North American law libraries, 1 of the first, 13 of the third. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:257 (26). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité analytique de la résistance des solides, et des solides d'égale résistance

      Paris: Firmin Didot, 1798. <p>Strength of Materials</p><p>Girard, Pierre Simon (1765-1835). Traité analytique de la résistance des solides, et des solides d&#39;égale résistance . . . 4to. lv, 238, [2, incl. errata], 48pp. 9 folding engraved plates. Paris: Firmin Didot; Dupont, an VI (1798). 248 x 196 mm. Tree sheep c. 1798, gilt spine with black gilt-lettered label, "Ecole royale regimentaire d&#39;Artillerie de Metz" tooled in gilt on front cover, light rubbing, corners and upper spine extremity a bit worn. Very good.</p><p>First Edition of the work that named the discipline known as the strength of materials. Girard was trained at the École des Ponts et Chaussées, and was one of the few engineers of his time with sufficient mathematical knowledge to read the works of Euler. In 1787 Girard began investigating the strength of wood as a structural material and was able to apply his first results in this field in 1790, when he won the Académie des Science&#39;s competition on the theory and practice of canal and harbor lock construction. In 1798 he published his Traité analytique de la résistance des solides, containing the results of his researches on the strength and resistance of building stone, timber and wrought iron; it was the first book published in France to deal with the theory of beams in all its aspects (strength, flexural strength, elastic stability, yield strength). In the same year Girard traveled with Napoleon&#39;s army to Egypt, where he studied the surface elevation and bed characteristics of the Nile; on his return to France, Napoleon appointed him director of the Paris water supply. Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Nouvelle biographie générale. </p>

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        A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, and the Arts: illustrated with engravings. Vol I

      London : GG and J Robinson, 1798 A good copy of the first volume of this important work, in more recent half leather binding, with 24 black and white plates. William Nicholson published the first part of his monthly Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and The Arts” in April 1797. This is the complete series for volume 1 running from April 1797 to March 1798. Each month consisting of a collection of papers submitted by various authors. In contrast to the Transactions of The Royal Society, which has many glittering names but also many poor contributions, all of these papers have scientific merit. The papers themselves are well presented and structured, with references, descriptions of experiments, analyses and reasoned results. As such it represents a style that we would associate today with a learned journal presenting research outcomes from our Universities and Research Organisations. Nicholson edited this journal from its inception up to its closure in 1814, though some reports claim it was merged with a similar scientific journal of its time, the Philosophical Magazine to form The Philosophical Magazine and Journal. Nicholson was particularly supportive of new and emerging authors, accepting short papers from researchers early in their careers. The journal was also the forum for some significant discoveries in its later years, including Nicholson&#39;s and Carlisle&#39;s experiment that split water in hydrogen & oxygen in 1800, the first examples of flying machines by George Cayley in 1809, and the discovery of palladium in 1803 by William Hyde Wollaston. Included in this volume is a significant paper for its time on the study of methods of obviating the effects of heat and cold in time pieces – an essential requirement to develop an accurate method of measuring longitude. Amongst the inventions is a Gravimeter, used to measure the specific gravity of fluids – and so important for quality brewing. The August 1797 section opens with “an account of a new system of measures established in France”. This may have been the first presentation to an English audience of the Metric System; and predates the official adoption of the metric system in France in 1799. The half leather binding has raised bands and gilt compartments with title label to the spine and marbled boards. The new endpapers have a bookplate of Charles Hood to the front pastedown. The binding is in very good condition. Internally, there are signatures of Arthur Pearson 1834 and Eng Obach 1896 to a preliminary. The text pages are generally clean and in good to very good condition. P95 has a small piece out of the outer page margin not affecting text. The plates have some foxing and occasional light brown staining.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Chart of Van Diemen's Land, the South extremity of New Holland with the new discovered river by the Ships Duke and Duchess. from Captn. John Hayes. 1798 (with inset map) Continuation of the River from King George's Bay, on a larger Scale. with the Situation of the Ships Duke and Duchess, at Anchor.

      Laurie & Whittle,, London: 1798 - Published by the esteemed Laurie & Whittle in London on 12th July 1798, this scarce & handsome map with period color of Hobart & the Derwent River is from the rare "East India Pilot". This is the only Australian map in the atlas. The atlas has achieved $144,000 & $150,000 US in recent times (the Streeter Sale, 2007 and Wardington sale, 2006). The copy of this map in the Streeter atlas was black and white, and had the same amount of offsetting. Tooley p. 95, no. 709. Original wash color, offsetting with restoration to upper center fold with slight loss to the map perimeter & margin repaired. Small blind stamp in margin edge. Very scarce.

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        The Holderness Cow

      Londra 9 Aprile 1798 - Acquatinta di mm 607 x 454 su carta di cellulosa molto pesante, in perfetta coloritura d'epoca. In basso nel cartiglio "To the right Hon.ble Lord Somerville President of the Board of Agriculture. This Plate of a Holderness Cow is respectfull dedicated by His Lordship Obliged humble Servt. George Garrand" e subito sotto "She was bred at Kenninthorp near Malton Yorkshire by M.r J. Taylor , & bought at two years old by his Brother Mr T. Taylor of Low Grounds. Great Marlow Bucks who kept her for sometime as a Milch Cow - She was killed at Xthmas 1797 when she was Seven Years Old & weighid 19 Score 12 1/2tt p. quarter". William Ward (1762-1826) fu uno dei più dotati incisori inglesi; assieme al fratello James, di cui incise i dipinti, diedero vita alla più notevole produzione artistica di ambito "agricolo" di tutto il Regno Unito.

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        Literary Memoirs of Living Authors of Great Britain, Arranged According to an Alphabetical Catalogue of their Names; and Including a List of their Works, With Occasional Opinions upon their Literary Character

      London: Printed for R. Faulder, 1798. Hardcover. Good. 2 vols. 385, p. 21 cm. 3/4 leather with marbled boards. Scuffed at edges. Small chip in spine label of Volume One, and spine label of Volume Two reapplied. Vol. 1: Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, owner&#39;s sig. on front endpaper, ink on t.p., hole in p. 3-6, p. 158 repaired, spot p. 303-11. Vol. 2: small hole in p. 5, spot on p. 7. Light foxing and spots. Written in an anecdotal and very readable style. Entreats and jokes about the authors. Some author&#39;s of note: Samuel Butler, Coleridge, Disraili, William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Hays, Thomas Paine, Ann Radcliffe. Lengthy entries are given to playwrightsfor whom the author has an obvious bias. Also notes prominent authors of theology, science and math.

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        Night Thoughts with the Life of the Author and Notes Critical & Explanatory

      Charles Whittingham for T. Heptinstall, London 1798 - Original straight grained full red morocco, all edges gilt Gilt border and tooling to board edges. Spine slightly darkened and moderate shelf wear. 24pp & 364pp & engraved frontispiece & title & 8 single sided engraved plates after Stothard. occasional minor marginal foxing and moderate shelf wear. Later Edition. Overall in VERY GOOD condition. Edward Young (1683 - April 5, 1765) was an English poet, best remembered for Night Thoughts. Although Night Thoughts is long and disconnected, it abounds in brilliant isolated passages. Its success was enormous. It was translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish and Magyar. In France it became a classic of the romantic school. The suspicion of insincerity did not trouble French readers. If Young did not invent "melancholy and moonlight" in literature, he did much to spread the fashionable taste for them. Madame Klopstock thought the king ought to make him Archbishop of Canterbury, and some German critics preferred him to John Milton. Young wrote good blank verse, and Samuel Johnson pronounced Night Thoughts to be one of "the few poems" in which blank verse could not be changed for rhyme but with disadvantage. The poem was a poetic treatment of sublimity and had a profound influence on the young Edmund Burke, who's philosophic investigations and writings on the Sublime and the Beautiful were a pivotal turn in Eighteenth-Century aesthetic theory. Young is not well remembered in the English-speaking world, though his reputation in France is somewhat higher. His best-known line is, "Procrastination is the thief of time." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Arte de Escribir

      - Arte de Escribir por reglas y con muestras, según la doctrina de los mejores autores antiguos y modernos, extrangeros y nacionales. Acompañado de unos principios de Aritmética, Gramática y Ortografía Castellana, Urbanidad y varios Sistemas para la formación y enseñanza de los principales caracteres que se usan en Europa. Compuesto por don Torquato de la Riva y Herrero, etc. Madrid, En la Imprenta de la Viuda de Don Joaquín Ibarra, 1798 (1ª edición), 2 h. + XXVIII + 418 p. + 1 h [erratas], 19 × 28, frontispicio grabado (inv. Paret, escr. Torío, grab. Ametller) con alegoría clásica; grabado del conde de Trastámara (delin. Carrafa, Ametller incid.); 58 grabados calcográficos de tema caligráfico fuera de texto sobre papel marquilla (escr. Torío; sculp. Castro, Asensio y Gangoiti): p. 166: 1-18; p. 194: 19-23; p. 210: 24-28; p. 224: 29-33 y p.246: 34-58; magnífica impresión, amplios márgenes; enc. de época en pasta española con señales de uso, nervios, tejuelo rojo, hierros y ruedas, cantos pintados, guardas al agua, señales de humedad en disminución en XX primeras páginas. (El ¿Torío¿ fue el manual de enseñanza y educación para los jóvenes varones de la nobleza y la alta burguesía de finales del XVIII y el XIX). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Buonaparte's Feldzüge in Italien. Aus dem Französischen des Bu rgers P** [d.i. Pommereul, Francois Rene Jean de] General-Officers der französischen Armee [von Julius FREY].

      Leipzig, Karl Willhelm Küchler 1798.. 8°. Gest. Titel m. Vignette, IV, 458 S. Mit Front. (Reiterbild Napoleons gest. v. [Johann August] Roßmäßler nach Carle Vernet), 1 Tafel (Portr. v. [Andre] Massena gest. v. W. Böhm) u. 1 mehrf. gef. Karte (gest. Endner) in Kupferstich. Halblederbd. d. Zeit auf 4 falschen Bünden m. Titel (auf mont. Papierschild) sowie kl. Fileten in Goldpräg. auf Rücken, Deckelbezügen aus Kleisterpapier und umseitigem Rotschnitt. Einband an den Kanten z. Tl. berieben, Namenszug v. alter Hd. auf Titel, im Text papierbedingt gebräunt u. tlw. wasserrandig.. Fromm II, 4420; Kircheisen I, 2904. Zweite deutsche Übersetzung nach der 1797 erschienenen, französischen Originalausgabe 'Campagne du General Buonaparte en Italie, pendant les annees IVe et Ve de la Republique francaise'. Bericht über Napoleons Feldzug in Italien (1796/1797) verfasst durch den französischen General u. Historiker Francois Rene Jean de Pommereul (1745-1823).

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        A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Higher and Middle Classes in the Country Contrasted with Real Christianity

      London: T.Cadell, Jun. And W.Davies, 1798. 307pp plus index. Very good throughout with slight discolouration to index pages only. Recased in paper covered boards in sympathetic contemporaneous style with paper titling panels to spine and upper board. . Seventh Edition. Boards. Very Good. 185x110mm.

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        The Rural Economy of the Southern Counties Culture and Management of Hops

      London: G. Nicol et al. 1798 - Size of each: 5 ¼ in. x 8 ¼ in. Two volumes in early bindings; fold-out map at the rear of Volume Two is bound-in upside down. Vol. I: xxxii, 411 pp. Vol. II: xxxii, 416 plus 15-page index. Old mottled calf spines and corner pieces with gilt decorations on spine; title label of Vol. II is worn away. Blue marbled paper over boards. Otherwise in excellent shape given its age. Weight is 3 lbs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Uebersicht der vornehmsten Principien der Sittenlehre, von dem Zeitalter des Aristoteles an bis auf unsre Zeiten. Eine zu dem ersten Theile der übersetzten Ethik des Aristoteles gehörende und aus ihm besonders abgedruckte Abhandlung.

      - Breslau; bei Wilhelm Gottlieb Korn, 1798. First edition. Small 8:o. (11, 3 blanks), 394 pp. 19th century binding with light-brown calf spine and corners and dark-brown paper on the boards. The spine is divided into four gilt-edged panels one of which contains author and title information; at the foot of the spine there is a gilt-stamped floral decoration. With the signature of Axel Nybleus (1821-1899, Swedish philosopher) at top of front free endpaper and the bookplate of Johann Lyons at the bottom of front paste-down. A light, vertical crease on upper part of the spine. Two insignificant specks on the spine. Corners a bit bumped and rubbed. Minimal loss at the top corner of front free endpaper. A needle-sized hole in top margin from the title leaf until pp. 18, and in top margin of pp. 385 and onwards to the rear free endpaper. A small stain in the text on pp. 361/362. A few light specks throughout the book; contents surprisingly clean. Christian Garve (1742-1798) gained a master's degree in philosophy at the University of Halle in 1766. From 1770-1772 he was Extraordinary Professor of Mathematics and Logic at the University of Leipzig, a post he resigned from in order to devote himself to bookselling, writing and translating in his home town of Breslau. His deep interest in English philosophy led him to translate works of Adam Ferguson, Edmund Burke and Adam Smith. The book offered here is Garve's last work, and has become rather famous because, in it, he continues the criticism of Immanuel Kant's moral teachings which he had begun earlier in a review of the latter's Critique of Pure Reason and which provoked Kant into publishing an "Anti-Garve". Christian Garve believed that "Kantian morality destroys all incentives that can move human beings to act at all". Erstausgabe des letzten Werkes von Garve. Halbledereinband mit Rückenvergoldung. Sehr gut erhalten. Selten. Ziegenfuss I, 375. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Map of Pennsylvania Delaware New Jersey and Maryland

      Philadelphia 1798 - From "History of Pennsylvania, in North America", Size : 320x385 (mm), 12.625x15.125 (Inches), Hand Colored Good, right lower margin extended, a short tear from right hand margin professionally repaired, folds reinforced

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        A Guide to the Church, in Several Discourses; to which are added, Two Postscripts; The Fist, To those Members of the Church who occasionally frequent other places of public worship; the second, To the Clergy, addressed to William Wilberforce, Esq. M. P.

      London: Printed for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies. 1798 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo, 230 x 137 mms., pp. xv [xvi blank], 488. UNIFORMLY BOUND WITH: DAUBENY (Charles): An Appendix to the "Guide to the Church:" In which the Principles advanced in that work are more fully maintained; in Answer to Objections brought against them by Sir Richard Hill, Bart. In his Letters address to the Author, under the Title of "An Apology for Brotherly Love." London: Printed for J. Hatchard.and F. & C. Rivington., 1799. FIRST EDITION. 2 volumes in 1. 8vo, 230 x 137 mms., pp. vii [viii blank], 344, [2], 345 - 644 [645 - 653 Index, 654 blank, continuous collation and pagination, with separate title-page for volume 2 and several contemporary annotations in ink. Two volumes, uniformly bound in contemporary calf, gilt borders on covers, spines ornately gilt, red morocco labels; very slight wear to spines, but generally an attractive set, with the contemporary armorial bookplate of William Thomas Parr Brymer (d. 1852) on the front paste-down end-paper in each volume. Charles Daubeny (bap. 1745 - d. 1827) made little secret of his high church principles, which were steadfastly affirmed in these two books. They were much admired by Anglicans in Britain and by Episcopal churchmen in America and Scotland. Copies of both books are numerous in UK libraries, but rather less common in north America. For the Guide, ESTC T85232 locates copies in the College of William and Mary, General Theological Seminary, Saint Mark's Library, Iowa, Virginia, and Washington and Lee. For the Appendix, T85305, copies in General Theological Seminary, Saint Mark's Library, Harvard, Iowa, and Washington and Lee. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Athenian Letters: Or, The Epistolary Correspondence of An Agent of the King of Persia, Residing at Athens During the Peloponnesian War.

      London: T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1798 - First illustrated edition, 2 volumes, 4to (11 x 9), pp. lxii, 2, (1)-436, engraved folding map of Greece (22½ x 17¼), engraved frontispiece portrait of Philip Yorke, 6 engraved portrait plates of ancient Athenians; (i-iv), v - xv, (xvi), (1) - 466, engraved frontispiece portrait of Charles Yorke, 5 engraved portrait plates of ancient Athenians. Full contemporary tree calf re-backed in retrospective style in six compartments, original lettering pieces laid down in the second & third, five raised bands. Very good clean bright copy with some natural wear to extremities & corners. A crisp wide margined copy, sheets & plates clean, unmarked, complete, a bit of light foxing. Only 12 copies of the London 1741-3 octavo 4 volumes first edition were printed (at the expense of the authors, Yorke, et al). In 1781 a new edition London one volume quarto was published in 100 copies only. The London 1792 imprint octavo 2 volumes is a Dublin pirated edition. The present London, 1798 2 volumes quarto, prefixed a geographical index, added a map & 13 engraved plates & has not been reprinted. A clean attractive copy in sound handsome binding. H5200 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage par le Cap de Bonne-Espérance et Batavia, à Samarang, à Macassar, à Amboine, et à Surate, en 1774, 75, 76, 77 et 78. Traduit du hollandois. (2 vol. set).

      Paris, H.J. Jansen, An VII (1798). - 2 vols. 8vo. 386;361+(6) pp. With 2 fold. engr. maps on thick paper & 4 engr. plates (incl. 3 fold.). Hardcover. Contemp. full calf, spines gilt with 2 red title labels on each spine. Good. (Spine ends worn, corners sl. dam.; light foxing to 1 map). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VOYAGE PAR LE CAP DE BONNE ESPERANCE A BATAVIA, A BANTAM ET AU BENGALE (1798)

      1798 - IMPRESOR-LUGAR: Paris, chez H.J. Jansen, 1798. Primera edición en francés. DESCRIPCIÓN FÍSICA: viii, 434 p. 8º 205 x 125 mm. 3 grabados calcográficos plegados. Texto en francés. Exlibris del marqués y señor de Liédena y del Excelentísimo Sr. Duque de la Almenara ENCUADERNACIÓN: Plena piel con decoración en lomo. Tejuelo para título. Guardas decoradas al agua, cortes decorados al agua. CONSERVACIÓN: Buen estado, limpio y cuidado. Las grabados corresponden a: 1. Plan de BATAVIA, 2. Carte du Bras Occidental du GANGE. 3 Carte du Cap de BONNE- ESPERANCE et des baies adjacentes. Esta obra es la primera traducción del holandés al francés del título Reize van Zeeland más de Kaap de Hoop Goede, naar Batavia, Bantam, Bengalen Sáenz., Gedaan en jaaren de 1768 tot 1771. El autor, el contralmirante Stavorinus, llevó a cabo este viaje de 1768 a1771, por orden del Almirantazgo de Zelanda. En la obra se recogen descripciones precisas de Java, Bantam, Bengala y el Cabo de Buena Esperanza que siguen siendo de gran interés en la actualidad, con datos sobre su comercio. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Drawing Cover

      Published by Haines & Son, No. 19 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane, London 1798 - A bold hunting scene of a rider drawing cover. This early hunting scene follows the tradition of James Seymour by presenting a small format sporting picture in a bold decisive style. The artist and engraver are not recorded on the plate, which was typical of works published at the period by Haines & Son. Haines & Son were prolific publishers and printsellers who catered to the decorative print market, they often republished earlier plates, which they acquired from other publishers, such as Carington Bowles and Robert Sayer. This image, which is listed as plate 2, is most likely the second plate in a set of six prints. Mezzotint. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of some glue residue on the verso of the sheet. Four vertical creases in sheet. A small abrasion in image. Image size: 9 ¼ x 13 7/8 inches.

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        Voyage autour du monde .. rédigé par M.L.A. Milet-Mureau.

      Paris, Plassan, l'an VI - 1798.4 volumes + atlas. 8vo and folio. Text volumes contemporary half calf, spines richly gilt; atlas volume later half calf. With engraved portrait, allegorical title-page, 34 folding engraved maps and coastal profiles and 35 engraved views and ethnographical or natural history plates. LXVIII,368; 414; 316,(148); 328 pp.* Second French edition, first edition in 8vo; first published in Paris in 1797. - La Pérouse's (1741 - 1788) expedition was one of the most important scientific explorations ever undertaken to the Pacific and the west coast of North America. He led the first French expedition to Alaska, and the first non-Spanish one to California. Many important discoveries were made including that of the strait between the island of Sakhalin and Japan, named after La Pérouse. After extensive exploration in the Pacific, he arrived in Botany Bay on the 24th January 1788. When the Boussole and the Astrolabe sailed out of Botany Bay on 10th March 1788 they were never seen again, and this disappearance became the greatest maritime mystery of the 18th century. Not until 39 years later it was established by the sea-captain Dillon that the expedition had ended its days on the reef of Vanoriko, one of the Santa Cruz Islands. The folio atlas contains magnificent maps of Russian Asia, Japan, the Pacific north-west coast, Hawaii, San Francisco and Monterey and the views include a fine series of canoes and botanical and ornithological plates. - A fine set of one of the chief French exploring efforts of the 18th century.Sabin 38960; Hill 973; Howgego L20; Cordier, B.J., col.451; Lada-Mocarski 52; Ferguson I, 251; Forbes I, 272; Boucher de la Richarderie I, p.149-154.

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        An Inquiry Into the Nature and Origin of Mental Derangement

      T. Cadell Junior & W. Davies, London 1798 - 2 volumes, pp. xxix, 407, 405 + index & errata leaf. Contemporary half black calf over marbled boards, with a neat 19C(?) rebacking retaining the original morocco lettering-pieces. Binder's ticket of J. Thompson, Aldersgate. Plain endpapers with bookplates of F. Manley Sims. Contemporary signature on ffep, one ink comment in margin, and with the exception of the odd small mark or spot internally clean and fresh. A very good copy of this scarce work.

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        Taschenbuch für 1798. Herrmann und Dorothea, Erstausgabe

      Berlin,bey Friedrich Vieweg dem älteren, 1798 - Goethe. -Mit Titelkupferstich, einem kolorierten Stich mit Frauenköpfen und 6 weiteren Kupferstichen, 14, 174 S., Kl. Oktav. illustrierter OPBd, Einband und Kanten berieben, gutes fest gebundenes Exemplar, wir senden auf Anfrage auch gerne Bilder Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Authentic Account of the Embassy of the Dutch East-India Company, To The Court of the Emperor of China, in the Years 1794 and 1795

      London: R. Phillips, 1798. Two volumes, octavo, folding map; scattered moderate foxing, old blind stamp of Worcester library to map and preliminaries of both volumes (with discrete deaccession marks); a very good uncut copy in original boards with old paper labels. The first American presented at the Imperial Court. English octavo edition of the Dutch East-India Company embassy that followed the famously unsuccessful British attempt led by the Earl of Macartney. The Dutch merchants enjoyed access to the Imperial Court denied to the British envoys, and travelled extensively through China. The result is this direct and readable description of life before extensive contact with the West. Löwendahl notes that &#39;of the three accounts by Braam Houckgeest, Titsingh and de Guignes of the embassy&#39;s journey, Braam Houckgeest&#39;s account is the fullest and most interesting&#39;. This book was first published in Philadelphia, although the American edition is now very rare. &#39;Braam Houckgeest, who had settled in South Carolina in 1783 and, in due course, acquired citizenship of the newly formed United States of America, is often described as the first American to travel to Beijing and to be presented at the Imperial Court. Braam Houckgeest wrote his journal in Dutch; the English translation used for both the Philadelphia and this London printing was by a fellow Philadelphian - the emigré bookseller Moreau de Saint-Méry (and so acknowledged on the title page of this book). An account of significant interest to Chinese Imperial and social history, An Authentic Account of the Embassy was recently republished by Cambridge University Press.

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        Découvertes dans la Mer du Sud. Nouvelles de M. De La Peyrouse, Jusqu'en 1794. Traces de son passage trouvées en diverses isles et terres de l'Océan pacifique; grande Isle peuplée d'émigrés français.

      Éverat, Paris 1798 - Contemporary half calf with morocco gilt label, 8vo., half title, 397, i (errata). Ex Bibliotheca Didina et Pinguina. Lacks last free endpaper. Slight occasional foxing/browning, last page slightly soiled. Covers rubbed. Stain plus a hole in the bottom margin of page 373, not affecting the text. Written name on titlepage. Ferguson 225: "A fictitious account. The greater portion is devoted to the description of a supposed island in the South Seas, inhabited by a community of refugees who had escaped the horrors of the French Revolution, and had established a republic there on socialist principles." First edition of this rare book with a fictitious account of the fate of the La Perouse expedition after they left Botany Bay. Published anonymously. Ferguson 225, Sabin 38958. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Old Goat and Young Kid - or The Queensborough Novelist.

      London by S.W.Fores March 1st 1798 - Broadside, oblong 4to., hand coloured engraving by T.S. (ie Francis Sansom? fl. 1784-1799), printed one side as issued. Shades of Hogarth's "Harlot's Progress". A Satire on the classic situation of a young country girl arriving in London and finding herself the traditional prey of the bawd. In this satire the elderly Queensberry is leaning out of his doorway looking through a double spy glass at a young country girl who has just lighted from a country wagon. Her case is on the ground marked "Elizabeth Maybush". B.M. No. 9304

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        Gli Stati Uniti Dell America Il Canada, e la Florida

      Rome 1798 - Rather decorative map of the new born United States. The map is from Atlante Universale, it presents a fair summary of what continental Europeans understood of the new United States at the end of 18th century. It is based on Mitchell's map, here Western New York is awarded to Pennsylvania, though in fact it was disputed between New York & Massachusetts and was not even claimed by Pennsylvania. The name Florida is part of the title as it depicts Spanish territory during the final years of Spanish rule over Florida., Size : 365x500 (mm), 14.375x19.625 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline, 0

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        Le Isole Degliamici

      Rome 1798 - A charming map Tonga with a decorative cartouche., Size : 505x370 (mm), 19.875x14.5 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Plan of the Bay of Monterey

      London 1798 - From Voyage de La Perouse Autour du Monde London: 1798 Hand-colored copperplate engraving 19" x 23 1/2" framed

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        Medical Inquiries and Observations: Containing An Account of the Yellow Fever as it Appeared in Philadelphia in 1797, and Observations upon the Nature and Cure of the Gout, and Hydrophobia. Vol. 5.

      Budd and Bartram 1798 - First Edition. Vol. V. Rubbing and scuffing to all leather edges. Binding is tight. Pages browning but not brittle at all. No markings in book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La nouvelle maison rustique, ou l'èconomie rurale, pratique et générale de tous les biens de campagne. Nouvelle édition, entièrement refondue, considérablement augmentée, et mise en ordre, d'aprés les expériences les plus sures, les auteurs les plus estimés, les mémoires et les procédés de cultivateurs, amateurs et artistes, chacum dans les parties qui les concernant. Avec 60 figures.

      Deterville/Desray., Paris. 1798 - 3 voll., in 8°, br. muta, pp. XXIV + 2794 compl. + 60 inc.(20 per ogni vol.). Il 3° vol. è sciolto e con gore e macchie di ex umidità. Mende alle cop., il 3° è mancante della cop. post. e del d. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        LA NOUVELLE MAISON RUSTIQUE, OU ECONOMIE RURALE, PRATIQUE ET GENERALE DE TOUS LES BIENS DE CAMPAGNE - TOME TROISIEME

      DETERVILLE / DESTRAY 1798 - R300001448: 889 pages. Dos à 5 nerfs. Illustré de planches dépliantes. Nouvelle édition, entièrement refondue, considérablement augmentée, et mis en ordre. d'après les expétiences les plus sûres, les auteurs les plus estimés, les mémoires et les procédés de cultivateurs, amateurs et artistes, chacun dans les parties qui les concernent. Avec 60 figures. In-4 Relié plein cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 630-Agriculture et techniques connexes [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Selection of favourite Catches, Glees, &c. as sung at the Bath Harmonic Society, with the Rules of the Society, and a List of the Members. Second Edition. With considerable Additions.

      Bath: Printed by R. Cruttwell; and sold by The Booksellers in Bath; C. Dilly London; and by the Secretary to the Society 1798 - 8vo, 190 × 118 mms, pp. iv, [5]&#150;17, [1], [v]&#150;xiv, 152; with a stipple-engraved frontispiece printed in blue, nicely bound in full contemporary straight-grain red morocco, gilt border on covers, gilt spine, all edges gilt. A very good copy with the gilt morocco label of the "Bath Harmonic Society" on the front paste-down end-paper, and the engraved armorial bookplate of Carleton House Library to the front free endpaper. The second rule of the Harmonic Society states that "No Person whatsoever shall be eligible into this Society but Noblemen, Gentlemen, and Professional Men, who reside in Bath or its Vicinity, or who may occasionally visit it." Could they have out-sung all those Welshmen in the dissenting churches? ESTC T90829 locates a copy of the first edition of 1979 in the BL only, while what seems to be a second issue (N70113) has a publication date of 1798 (Duke only). Two printings designated "second edition" are recorded, one with 180 pages and a plate (4 copies, Berkeley and North Carolina only in the US), the other with 152 pages and no plate (9 copies, Folger, Huntington, Virginia in the US). This copy seems to be a mixture of the two. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Nouvelle Maison Rustique, Ou Économie Rurale, Pratique Et Générale De Tous Les Biens De Campagne. Nouvelle Édition, entièrement refondue, considérablement augmentée, et mise en ordre

      Paris: Deterville & Desray, An VI - 1798., 1798. 3 Volumes. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., xvi, 889; 2 p.l., v, [1], 899; 2 p.l., xii, 1006. with half-titles. 60 engraved plates (29 folding). contemporary mottled sheep, gilt backs (covers abraded & stained in spots, scattered light foxing & browning). First Bastien Edition, entirely revised and enlarged, of this rural and domestic encyclopedia. The work has its origins in Charles Estienne&#39;s Praedium Rusticum (1554), the French version of which was edited and seen through the press by Jean Liébault in 1564 under the title L&#39;Agriculture et Maison Rustique. Numerous editions, revisions, and updates followed, with French horticulturalist Louis Liger&#39;s two-volume modernized version, Oeconomie Générale de la Compagne, ou Nouvelle Maison Rustique, first appearing in 1700. Bastien has here completely revised and rearranged the text, and made copious additions in terms of both text and illustrations. The work includes sections on buildings and provisions, agriculture, husbandry, silk worm culture, bee-keeping, diseases of plants and animals, gardening, viticulture, hunting, fishing, distillation, apothecary medicine, and cookery. Illustrating the text are sixty engraved plates of domestic animals, plants and trees, honey and silk production, field cultivation, wine presses, fishing nets, animal traps, farming instruments, &c. Bitting 287. Brunet III 1075. Graesse IV 209. Vicaire 521. cfSimon 958. See Hunt 600.. F. Hardcover.

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        Conversaciones de Lauriso Tragiense, Pastor Arcade, sobre los vicios y defectos del teatro moderno, y el modo de corregirlos y enmendarlos Traducidas de la lengua italiana por Don Santos Díez González y Don Manuel de Valbuena, catedráticos de poética y de retórica de los reales estudios de esta corte

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1798 - XXIV-557 p., 8 láminas grabadas al cobre. Encuadernación de época en piel, lomo liso, hilos dorados y tejuelo rojo (daños en cabeza con mínima pérdida de piel). Interesante y rara obra sobre las representaciones teatrales Palau, 133119

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        Ericarum Icones et Descriptiones/ Abbildung und Beschreibung der Heiden.

      - Hannover, the author & Hahn, 1798-1823. 27 parts in 25. 4to (310 x 250mm). With 159 (of 162) beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary wrappers, uncut. A very fine uncut copy in its original wrappers of one of the rarest works on South African botany. The last parts are particularly rare due to the well-known 'Napoleonic Pause' the disruption of most of Western Europe's cultural life caused by wars waged by Napoleon and the aftermath. In our copy 3 plates are lacking in part 14. Johann Christoph Wendland (1755-1828) was chief-gardener at Herrenhausen. The fine plates are after drawings by the author and the great majority depict South African species. Dr. W.Junk in his 'Junk Rara' writes that he does not remember having seen a complete copy. The only complete copy to have been on the market in the last decades is the Plesh copy sold at auction in 1976.Kerkham, 'Southern African Botanical Literature', 723; Stafleu & Cowan 17.132. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Raccolta de' bandi, notificazioni editti &c. pubblicati in Bologna dopo l'unione della Cispadana alla repubblica Cisalpina. Parte prima -vigesimaquarta! In sei volumi.

      Bologna, Eredi Sassi stampatori del governo 1797- 1798 - ventiquattro parti legate in sei volumi in-16° di pp. 99-102-109-101; 104-115-111-93; 78-90-86-82; 102-93-120-94; 130-95-104-115; 93-111-94-98. Legature in cartonato coevo con titolo ai dors (un paio con mancanze. Vecche e ininfluenti aloni da gora su alcuni fascicoli. Stemma sui frontespizi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Pro Aris et Focis" (For Our Altars And Our Heaths.) Considerations of the Reasons that exist for Reviving the Use of the Long Bow with the Pike in Aid of the Measures Brought Forward By His Majesty&#39;s Ministers for the Defence of the Country

      London: T. Egerton. Near Fine. 1798. Three-Quarter Leather. NF: Near Fine octavo hardcover rebound into 3/4 red leather with marbled paper boards. Frontis has inch of archival tape repair, last few pages of text have evidence of very minor watrer stain & very minor toning to marbled paper edges. 59 pages. Engraved Title. 2 folding plates. **Due to the value of this book, extra shipping will be required. Feel free to inquire as to actual shipping cost. We happily accept American Express. ***See Our Copy*** ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

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        PROSPECTO DE MEDICINA SENCILLA Y HUMANA, Ó NUEVA DOCTRINA DE BROWN.

      Trad. Joseph Frank y Joaquín Serrano Manzano. Imp. Real. Madrid, 1798 - . 15 cm. 2 vol.: (I) [12], CXXX-422 pág., 1 h. (sign. []6, a-h8, i2, A-Z8, 2A-2C8, 2D4.) (II) 479 pág. (sign. [A]-Z8, 2A-2G8.) Dos vol. enc. en pasta española, tejuelos. Señal de óxido. CCPB 219638-7 y 219639-5. Palau 374472. medicina general, tratados Medicina general, història de la medicina Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Athenian Letters or, the Epistolary Correspondence of an Agent of the Kingof Persia, residing at Athens during the Peloponnesian War. . A New Edition, to which is prefixed a Geographical Index. In Two Volumes. Illustrated with Engravings, and a Map

      Cadell and Davies, London, 1798, - (YORKE, Philip, Earl of Hardwicke). Athenian Letters: or, the Epistolary Correspondence of an Agent of the King of Persia, residing at Athens during the Peloponnesian War. A New Edition, to which is prefixed a Geographical Index. In Two Volumes. Illustrated with Engravings, and a Map of Ancient Greece. London : Printed for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies in the Strand, 1798.4to, Pp (4), [i] - lxii, (2), [1] - 436, (4), + engraved frontispiece (portrait of Philip Earl of Hardwicke), large folding cloth-backed map of Greece, and 7 engraved plates. Vol 2: Pp (4), [i] - xv, (1), [1] - 466, (4), + 5engraved plates. Bound in exquisite full tree calf with gilt décor and lettering on spine, gilt dentelles and edges to boards, and black and wine coloured morocco labels on spine. "The Authors of these Letters were a Societyof Friends, who were contemporaries at the University of Cambridge, about the years 1739 and 1740; all their names (except that of the Writer of thisPreface) were an ornament to the place. The world was unfortunately deprived of the talents, virtues, and services of one of them, when they were mostwanted, both by his own Profession and by the Public: not above two or three of the set are now living ; they lament theloss of their colleagues, and cultivate the remembrance of their former friendly connection.The learned, into whose hands these Letters may fall, will best judge how correctly the manners of antiquity are kept up, and how truly the history of those times is represented in them." Binding of volume I repaired, light wear to edges, lacking the engraved frontispiece for Vol.II (portrait of Charles Yorke), some foxing to plates and map, slight scattered foxing elsewhere, marginal tear to leaf 413/414 of Vol. 1. An attractive set. 1,350.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Flora Bedfordiensis, Comprehending such Plants as Grow Wild in the County of Bedford, Arranged According to the System of Linnaeus, with Occasional Remarks.

      Printed by W. Smith Bedford 1798 - First Edition, xii,351,[9]pp., presentation inscription from the author, 6 cont. hand-coloured engraved plates, cont. half, 2 contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, paper shelf label to spine, a nice copy. This is the third English local flora, after Ray (Cambridge) and Sibthorp (Oxford), and the first in English. Although the BM (NH) copy has coloured plates, and Henry calls for them, this book is usually found with uncoloured plates, coloured copies an extremely rare in commerce. "A work described by one authority as 'almost a model as a county flora'. Abbot's carefully prepared Flora bedfordiensis is written entirely in English, except for the first two words of the title and the Linnaean botanical names of the plants. It lists 1325 flowering plants and cryptogams. A brief description of each species is followed by the general place of growth, and in the case of some rare plants, the precise locality". (Henry). Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature. II, p. 73. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Insularum Mallorca & Cabrera carta geographica

      Nuremberg 1798 - Mapa calcográfico con color original.32 x 54 cms.Cartela en paerte inferior,escalas y rosas de vientos. Leyenda en parte superior.Este mapa procede de la rara impresión de Homann donde reinterpreta los mapas de López.Esta reedición de Homann es bastante rara hoy día.

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        British Public Characters of 1798

      London, Printed for R. Phillips,, 1798. Octavo (225 × 137 mm.) Uncut in original boards neatly rebacked to style with a new label. Folding frontispiece of thirty small portrait sketches. Light browning, some foxing to the frontispiece, but overall very good. First Edition. The very first biographical notice of Nelson, not noted by Cowie, published soon after his triumph on the Nile at Aboukir, the beginning of his rise to Glory; "In every point of view, we are warranted in concluding, that Lord Nelson has rendered a most important service to humanity by his late and decisive victory. If the hostile cabinets of Europe should prudently avail themselves of its impression upon the enemy... an honourable and glorious peace may be the happy result." His portrait is the first on the folding frontispiece, quite a good likeness, most closely resembling the Orme portrait. Other Naval "characters" noted are Lords Hood and Duncan and Sir Sydney Smith, amongst the others are Erasmus Darwin, Lord Monboddo, Isaac D&#39;Israeli, Mrs. Siddons, William Herschel and Joseph Priestley. The first of a series which was to run for some 12 years under the title Public Characters, a great success, perhaps partly on the basis of this summary of the career of "England&#39;s Saviour," this volume ran through four editions by 1803. The first edition is decidedly uncommon.

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        HISTORIA ECLESIÁSTICA ESCRITA EN FRANCES POR. Traducida en castellano y aumentada con notas por lo perteneciente á España.

      Imp. de Sancha; imp. de Gomez Fuentenebro y Cía. e imp. De Josef del Collado. Madrid, 1798 - -1808. 21 cm. 25 tomos de unas 450 pág., cada uno. Ilustr. con un grabado a modo de frontis en el primer tomo. Enc. en pasta española, tejuelo, cortes pintados. Antiguo cerco de humedad en las primeras 100 pág. del tomo 24. * Se trata de una historia de la iglesia de la que se hicieron diversas ediciones puesto que tuvo una considerable aceptación en su momento. Religión. Historia eclesiástica. Historia eclesiàstica, concilis, ordes religioses Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VOYAGE AUTOUR DE MONDE, PENDANT LES ANNEES 1790, 1791, ET 1792, PAR ETIENNE MARCHAND, PRECEDE D&#39;UNE INTRODUCTION HISTORIQUE; AUQEL ON A JOINT DES RECHERCHES SUR LES TERRES AUSTRALES DE DRAKE, ET UN EXAMEN CRITIQUE DU VOYAGE DE ROGGEWEEN

      Paris. 1798-1800.. Six volumes (five octavo text volumes and a quarto atlas). [4],viii,cci,[2],294,[2, errata]; viii,529,[1, errata]; [2],viii,474,[2, errata]; viii,494,[2, errata]; xii,560,[4, errata]; [2],viii,158,[2]pp. plus sixteen maps (some folding) and plates. Numerous folding tables throughout the text. Octavo text volumes with quarto atlas. Contemporary three- quarter calf and marbled boards, spines gilt, leather labels. One text volume expertly rebacked, with original spine and label. A handsome copy in very good plus condition, with the Errata leaf present in all five text volumes. First edition, octavo issue. An account of the second French circumnavigation and the first French commercial voyage to the Pacific Northwest. Marchand, commander of the voyage, had learned of the lucrative potential for the fur trade in that region from British captain Portlock. He sailed via Cape Horn, stopped at the Marquesas, and traded along the Northwest Coast in the summer of 1791. He provides detailed descriptions of Norfolk Sound and Sitka, followed by a particularly detailed account of the Queen Charlotte Islands, and further explorations as far as the southern end of Vancouver Island. Besides the lengthy descriptions of the country and the Indian inhabitants, the author gives the most extensive history of exploration on the Northwest Coast up to this time, including the voyages of Drake, Juan de Fuca, de Fuentes, Bering, Cook, La Pérouse, Meares, Dixon, Colnett, Malaspina, Roggeveen, etc. Two editions were published in 1798-1800, one consisting of four volumes and one of six. Howes rates them both "b." "A most important work for the history of geographical discovery in the Northwest" -Hill. "A very important and authoritative work for the history of the Northwest Coast" -Lada-Mocarski. From North America Marchand sailed to Hawaii and then to Macao, where he failed to sell his valuable cargo of furs. He then returned to France, where the Revolutionary government confiscated his cargo. The voyage was a loss for its investors. Marchand died in 1793 and Count Fleurieu, himself an experienced Pacific explorer, took over the editing and publication of the material from the voyage, as well as adding an authoritative history of Pacific exploration and discoveries along the American coast. Considerable text is also devoted to natural history exploration en route. The detailed maps are of Alaska and the Northwest Coast, the Marquesas, and Hawaii. HILL 612. STREETER SALE 3496. LADA-MOCARSKI 54. HOWES F195, "b." EBERSTADT NORTHWEST COAST 111. WICKERSHAM 6622. WAGNER NORTHWEST COAST I:212. SABIN 24751. FORBES HAWAII 293. HOWGEGO M43. O&#39;REILLY-REITMAN 617.

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        Das Helvetisches Volksblatt Nr. 1(8. September 1798)-19(28. Februar 1799) - alles was erschienen.

      Luzern, National-Buchdruckerei Gruner und Gessner, 1798,99 - 8°, 234 S., Broschur der Zeit m. handschriftlichem Titelschild, Stockfleckig u. einzelne S. etwas angeschmutzt - trotzdem gutes Exemplar. Sehr selten. - Als halbamtl. Organ der helvet. Regierung erschien das H. in insgesamt 19 undatierten Nummern - erstmals am 8.9.1798 - während rund fünf Monaten. Das Blatt mit einer Auflage von maximal 5'200 Exemplaren wurde in der National-Buchdruckerei Gruner & Gessner in Luzern gedruckt. Das vom helvet. Kulturminister Philipp Albert Stapfer initiierte Zeitungsprojekt bezweckte die Popularisierung der unitar. Politik im Sinne von "Volksaufklärung" und "Nationalerziehung". Pfarrer und Lehrer wurden aufgefordert, die Zeitung öffentlich vorzulesen. In den ersten sechs Wochen amtierte Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi als Redaktor. Infolge der unkrit. Propaganda und des belehrenden Tons erreichte das Volksblatt bei der breiten Bevölkerung kaum die gewünschte Akzeptanz. Am 28.2.1799 wurde sein Einstellen mit der Begründung beschlossen, dass hier einige Gelehrte in einem zu hohen Ton mit dem Volk sprächen. (Christoph Guggenbühl). 1000 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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