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        MENTHAE BRITANNICAE: BEING A NEW BOTANICAL ARRANGEMENT OF ALL THE BRITISH MINTS HITHERTO DISCOVERED. Illustrated with twenty-four Copper-plates, of the natural Size, Done from the Life by able Artists; Exhibiting a Figure of every distinct Mint herein treated of, Including all those enumerated by Ray and Hudson; Together with Several new Species hitherto unnoticed. By W. Sole.

      Printed by R. Crutwell, Bath; and sold by Messrs. White, Fleet-Street; Bull and Co. and J. Barratt, Bath; Gilbert, Dublin; Hanwell, Oxford; and Hodson, Cambridge. 1798 - Folio. 9.75 x 13.5 inches. viii + 55 pp. + [1] pp. corrigenda. Illustrated by 24 engraved plates. Lacks plate 14, which has been replaced by a photocopy. Half-title. Bound in original green half morocco over marbled boards, rebacked with spine divided into compartments by raised bands and gilt rules, with red morocco label, gilt, now eroded. Extremities worn. Stain to upper blank margin of last leaf and isolated spotting elsewhere, otherwise a fine copy. 'The first published work to be devoted entirely to British mints' (Henrey). It is remarkable for its fine printing by Richard Cruttwell, and the quality of its engravings by William Hibbert, both of Bath, indicating the texture and shading of the mint plants. The original drawings from life were by James Hewlett, then of Bath, and others (see Henrey for further details). In his preface, the author critically surveys the work of earlier artists who had depicted mints, rating some as 'in general rude and Gothick' or 'very indifferent.' William Sole (1741-1802) was born and educated in Cambridgeshire, but later moved to Bath, where he practised as an apothecary-surgeon and lived for the rest of his life: 'One cannot watch most of the British mints growing in a garden in Bath for more than 25 years without knowing them very intimately' (quoted in Henrey). He also compiled an unpublished flora of Bath and was rewarded by the Bath and West of England Society in 1799 for his study of British grasses and their agricultural uses. Following the publication of the Menthae Britannicae a controversy ensued between Sole and James Edward Smith, President of the Linnean Society, who disagreed with Sole's nomenclature and classification. A fine copy of this scarce monograph. NATURAL HISTORY/SCIENCE BOTANY BOTANY 18TH CENTURY NATURAL HISTORY/SCIENCE ESTC T 149932. Henrey, 1362, pp.151-4. DNB.

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        An Hibernian Atlas or General Description of the Kingdom of Ireland: Divided Into Provinces; with Its Sub-Divisions of Counties, Baronies, &c. . Boundaries, Extent, Soil, Produce, Contents, Measure, Members of Parliament, and Number of Inhabitants; .

      Robert Laurie and Jason Whittle, London 1798 - Subtitle continues: 'Also the Cities, Boroughs, Villages, Mountains, Bogs, Lakes, Rivers and Natural Curiosities Together with the Great and Bye Post Roads. The whole taken from actual Surveys and Observations By Bernard Scale, Land Surveyor and beautifully engraved on 78 Copper Plates by Messrs. Ellis and Palmer'. Half bound in brown leather with marble boards, black gilt-stamped title-label to spine. 37 hand-coloured maps. Covers a little rubbed, scuffed and dust soiled, corners bruised with small loss of paper to rear lower corner, a little foxing to interior, very faint offset to adjacent pages from maps. Size: Large Octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Moral Biography; Or, The Worthies of England Displayed: Containing the Lives of Persons Eminently Distinguished for Their Virtues and Talents. Designed for the Use of Private Families and Public Schools. Second Edition, Improved. Embellished with a fine Engraving.

      London: Printed for G. Sael.and sold by M. Poole and Son Chester 1798 - 12mo, 172 x 97 mms., pp. viii, 207 [208 adverts], engraved frontispiece, contemporary sheepskin; joints cracked, spine slightly creased, with top and base chipped. The first edition appeared in the same year, but seems to have been slightly shorter, with only 192 pages of text. The biographical subjects include Joseph Addison, Francis Bacon, William Beckford, Sir Francis Drake, Benjamin Franklin, Jonas Hanway, David Hartley, James Hervey, William Jones, Samuel Johnson, John Locke, John Milton, Isaac Newton, Alexander Pope, William Shakespeare, etc. In the preface to this second edition, Sael notes that a "life of the celebrated Gainsborough has been substituted for one of less importance." In fact, the life omitted from this second edition is that of the printer William Strahan (1715 - 1785). Painters yes, printers no. ESTC T110355 on-line locates three copies of this second edition: BL; Yale; McMaster; for the first edition, ESTC T110356 locates copies in BL, Bodleian; Folger; University of Otago. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Book of Common Prayer, And Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches.

      Oxford. Printed at the Clarendon Press By W. Dawson T. Bensley and J. Cooke 1798 - Large 8vo, 217 x 130 mms, unpaginated, collating a - Gg8, contemporary straight-grain red morocco, all edges gilt; binding a little worn at extremities, spine rubbed and with some loss of colour, inscribed "[R Burnet] Smith/ from/ Edward T. N. Smith/ 1908" on recto of front free end-paper. The price on the title-page of "4s. 6d." has been partially effaced. Below the date appears the note "This Book may be had with or without the Ordination Service." ESTC T190770 describes a copy with this configuration, where the final leaf is Gg8. Copies in Bodleian; Saint Mark's Library, University of Delaware. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antiquité d' Herculanum , Gravées Par F. A. David Avec Leurs Explications. Tome XI, et dernier. Les Plus Belles Peintures Antiques, et Les Marbres, Bronzes, Meubles, Etc. Trouvés Dans Les Excavations d'Herculanum, Stabia et Pompeïa.

      Chez David , Graveur, Paris 1798 - 58pp. de texto a gran papel y 56 láminas en muy buen papel de hilo. Ejemplar en muy buen estado de conservación, encuadernado en el siglo XX a media piel, lomera con tejuelo. Encuadernación firmada por Romeo. Size: 4ºmayor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis.

      Petrus Didot, Paris An VI (1798). - XXVIII, 390 S. mit gest. Frontispiz, 1 gest. Faltkarte, 1 gest. Taf. u. zahlreichen Holzschnitt-Vignetten. Kl.-8°. Hldr. der Zeit mit Rückenschild u. Rückenvergoldung. Etwas berieben. Papierbezug auf Deckel fingerfleckig. Innen teils etwas gebräunt. Sehr schöne lateinische Ausgabe aus der Offizin Didot, die als erster gelungener Stereotyp-Druck gilt. Mit zahlr. sehr hübschen Vignetten u. v. Piquet gestochener Karte zur Aeneis. - Vermerk "Weihnachtsgeschenk 1856." auf dem Vorsatz. Schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kaner & Kaner GbR]
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        Den nordsiellandske Landalmues Character, Skikke, Meeninger og Sprog.

      Kbhvn. 1798. 414 + (2) s. Eksemplar på skrivepapir indbundet i samtdigt hellæder smukt dekoreret med guld på ryg og permer.. Da bogen udkom vakte den stor opsigt såvel ved sine livlige og underholdende skildringer af den sjællandske bonde som ved forfatterens overordentlige belæsthed. Den giver et ypperligt bidrag til oplysning om forrige århundredes landboforhold. Bogen kan endnu læses med fornøjelse og udbytte. BD II,605. DBL(3), VII,485. Dansk Landbrugsbibl. 2014

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        Relazione Sommaria Della perdita della Veneta Aristocratica Repubblica. Italia 1798. Dalle Tipografica della Verità.

      O. O. , um 1798. - Italienische Handschrift auf Papier. 41 SS., l. w. Bl. Geheftet. Folio (188:285 mm). Zeitgenössische Privatabschrift des anonym vom Diplomaten Gf. Francesco Agdollo publizierten Werkes. Die auch mit verschiedenen Dokumenten (u. a. Briefe Napoléons) unterfütterte "Geschichte des Untergangs der Adelsrepublik Venedig" erschien 1798 in 50 (8vo) bzw. 88 (12mo) Seiten Umfang (und ohne Angabe des Druckorts) ebendort. Die Stadt war 1797 bei Napoléons Italienfeldzug besetzt worden; der Große Rat hatte die Adelsrepublik bereits aufgelöst und die Macht übergeben. Der Friede von Campo Formio brachte das Gebiet der Republik - mit Ausnahme der an Frankreich fallenden Ionischen Inseln - 1798 an Österreich. - Durchgehend saubere, gut lesbare Handschrift. Vgl. Cicogna, Saggio di Bibliografia Veneziana, 150. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        MEMOIRS OF STEPHEN BURROUGHS. [with:] ...VOLUME II

      Hanover, N.H.: Benjamin True, 1798, and Boston: Caleb Bingham, 1804.. Two volumes. [2],vi-vii,[8]-298; 202pp. Portrait on newsprint pasted to verso of second volume titlepage. First volume: Modern calf. Second volume: 12mo. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked in matching style. Some foxing and toning. A very good set. The Thomas W. Streeter-Frank S. Streeter copy, with their bookplates on the front pastedowns, and Thomas Streeter's pencil notes on the front pastedown of the second volume. A complete set of this memoir of a notorious swindler and con man, including the notoriously rare second volume. Burroughs (1765-1840) was born in Hanover, New Hampshire, the son of a Congregational minister, and quickly gained a reputation as a troublesome child. He ran away from home at age fourteen, joined the army only to desert shortly thereafter, and then enrolled at Dartmouth. He left college early, went to sea as a privateer, and impersonated a ship's physician. Back in New England he impersonated a minister in Pelham, Massachusetts, and was soon caught counterfeiting money. Burroughs was imprisoned in Northampton, where he tried several times to escape before setting fire to the jail, which resulted in his incarceration at Castle Island in Boston Harbor. He escaped from the island fortress, was recaptured, and served out his term, eventually moving to Canada, where he became the leader of a counterfeiting ring. Later in life he reformed, joined the Catholic church, and became a teacher to privileged youth. "One of the great criminal autobiographies, and an important piece of picaresque Americana" - Streeter. As the second volume was published some years later in a different city, and evidently in much smaller numbers, complete sets are virtually impossible to come by. Shaw & Shoemaker locate only three copies of the second volume. STREETER SALE 724 (this copy). SABIN 9466 (not noting 2nd volume). HOWES B1022, "aa." EVANS 33478. NAIP w020739. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 5957. APPLETON'S CYCLOPÆDIA I, p.470.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Les Amours Du Chevalier De Faublas - [Complete in 4 Volumes]

      Paris; Chez L'Auteur 1798 - Illustrated with engraved plates after Dupreel, St. Aubin etc. Full, contemporary tree calf, very good. Professionally and period-sympathetically recased with the original title-labels laid back; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and strong. 2 Kg. 1 pp.

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        Plan of the Entrance of the Port of Bucarelli on the North West Coast of America

      London: Robinson, 1798. Engraved map, 410 x 510 mm; with original central fold, fine. Rare alaskan map. Fine and very detailed chart of Bucareli Sound in Alaska, prepared for the publication of La Pérouse's voyage, here in the English version. The engraving acknowledges its derivation from the mapping by Maurelle and Quadra on the Spanish expeditions of 1775 and 1779. The sound was named for New Spain's Viceroy - for some time it was thought to offer an entrance to the Northwest passage, which is why it was included in the publication of La Pérouse's voyage. Bucarelli Sound is located about 50 miles west of Ketchikan. The chart shows many soundings around the harbor shoreline. Locates Golfo De Esquibel. Is. De St. Fernando, Is. St. Juan Baptista. Puerto de la Real Marina and shows points and bays, channels and many small islands.

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        EL ARTE POETICA en castellano por D. Joseph Goya y Muniain.

      Benito Cano, (Madrid) 1798 - 4ºM, 3h, 1 retr. grab, VIIIp, 138p. Texto en griego y castellano. Hol. puntas mod, ruedas gofradas en planos, nervios y dorados en lomo. - Ejemplar de la tirada en gran papel y anchos márgenes (la edición normal es en 8º y sin el grabado). 1798

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        Notice des Livres précieux du Citoyen Bozérian, la pluspart reliés par lui, ou brochés et en feuilles,

      - dont la Vente se fera le 21 pluviose an 6 (9 Février 1798 v. st.) et jours suivants iv, 50 pp. 8vo, attractive antique mottled half-calf & grey boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: Didot le jeune, Bozérian, & Lejeune, 1798. The very rare first sale of Bozérian’s books. Many of the books offered here were bound by Bozérian during his leisure time for his own library. Culot states that Bozérian was obliged to sell these books in order to raise funds to purchase a workshop. Bozérian (1762-1840), called the Elder to distinguish him from his younger brother François (active 1805-1820), was one of the foremost and innovative binders of his time who also successfully engaged in bookselling and publishing. Over the years, he sold books at auction four times: 1798, 1807, 1811 (in order to retire in comfort) and 1834. There was a fifth, posthumous, sale in 1846. 513 lots and priced throughout in a contemporary hand. Fine copy. Without the 4-page schedule of sale at end. ? Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 424–"le catalogue est imprimé avec les beaux caractères de Didot. La vente produisit 26,000 francs." Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions.1643-1830, 378. Horne, p. 696–"curious, both on account of the selection of the editions described, as well as the beautiful execution of the bindings." Peignot, p. 84. Pollard & Ehrman, no. 301. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
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        Erotopaegnion sive Priapeia trastulli amorosi

      F. Patris 1798 - Misura cm 18 x cm 12, legatura muta d’attesa, esemplare marginoso stampato su carta forte a barbe. Pagine: [12] + VI + [2] + 188. 2 tavole con incisioni su rame, fuori testo, poste prima di ognuna delle due parti del volume, con soggetti erotici. EROTOPAEGNION SIVE PRIAPEIA VETERUM ET RECENTIORUM VENERI JOCOSAE SACRUM Raccolta di poemi ed epigrammi erotici di Girolamo Angeriano (Napoli ca. 1470 – Ariano di Puglia 1535), poeta e umanista, membro dell’Accademia pontaniana; il suo nome non compare nel volume. L’opera, pubblicata per la prima volta a Firenze nel 1512, ebbe grande successo in Francia ed è qui riproposta nell’edizione stampata a Parigi nel 1798, su carta azzurrina, usuale nel ‘700. L’Erotopaegnion o Priapeia è una raccolta di brevi poemi in latino scritti in forma di epigramma giocoso, ispirati all’A. dai similari poemi della latinità, attribuiti a poeti quali Virgilio, Ovidio, Marziale e altri; questi epigrammi venivano solitamente affissi alle statue del dio Priapo. Queste statue, spesso grossolanamente intagliate in tronchi d’albero situati in orti e giardini, erano fornite di un enorme fallo, simbolo di fertilità e spauracchio contro i ladri di prodotti agricoli. I poemi sono scherzose variazioni su pochi temi continuamente ricorrenti: commenti alle enormi proporzioni degli attributi virili di Priapo e alle sue iperboliche prestazioni erotiche, minacce ai ladri di punizioni consistenti in violenze sessuali, attacchi contro le donne troppo vecchie o troppo libidinose, il tutto giocato attraverso doppi sensi e giochi di parole. Le due incisioni su rame, poste all’inizio delle due parti della raccolta, raffigurano personaggi e divinità pagane dotati di attributi virili smisurati e sono ornate da cornici con disegni raffiguranti l’attributo maschile. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Imprimatur]
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        A New and General Biographical Dictionary;

      London: G. G. and J. Robinson [and 26 others], , 1798. containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation; particularly the British and Irish … A New Edition in Fifteen Volumes, Greatly Enlarged and Improved. 15 volumes, octavo (208 × 121 mm). Contemporary streaked calf, flat spines, black morocco title-pieces to the second compartment, red morocco roundel numbering-pieces to the fifth, compartments gilt with zig-zag tools, single foliate rolled panel to the boards, edges sprinkled red. Bound with the half-titles. Lightly rubbed at the edges, head- and tailcaps, joints, but all the joints completely sound, which is extremely unusual with streaked or tree calf, contents clean. First thus. An excellent set in a handsome, perhaps provincial, contemporary binding. All front pastedowns with the ownership of S. Brough, dated 1804, and the armorial bookplates of Benjamin Haworth, most likely Benjamin Blades Haworth (1763–1836), the son and heir of the wealthy merchant Benjamin Haworth. The family lived at Haworth Hall, formerly Hull Bank House, in Cottingham. The library containing many of Benjamin's books was sold in 1936.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Memorie over de rivier het Haringvliet en de reede van Hellevoetsluis. (Antwoord op de vraag: Welke zijn de oorzaken van het aanwassen der plaat op de reede van Helvoetsluis en van de aanmerkelijke vernauwing der reede?) pp. 67-150 in 10e deel. (&) Verhandeling over het aanleggen en maaken van zoogenaamde drooge dokken in de Hollandsche zeehavens, byzonder te Hellevoetsluis. pp. 1-20 in 13e deel.

      Rotterdam, Dirk Vis, 1796-1798. - 3 delen in 1. 4to. (IV)+222;LIII+(3)+363;XIV+(2)+268 pp. Met 3 gegrav. titelvign., 3 uitsl. krtn. (w.v. 1 in kleur). Gebonden. Half leer uit de tijd. Goed ex. (Onderkant rug iets beschadigd). Verhandelingen Bataafsch Genootschap der Proefondervindelyke Wysbegeerte, 10e-12e deel. * Kemper 468, 166. - Meegebonden in 10e deel: DAVID HEILBRON, Verhandeling over het beslag op de tong, pp. 1-66); A.F. GOUDRIAAN, Antwoord op de vraage [.], welke is de zekerste en minstkostbaare wijze om fondeeringsputten of kolken [.] te graaven, droogtemaaken en groogtehouden? pp. 151-222 (met 3 uitsl. platen). Kemper 330; 11e deel: E.J.T. à THUESSINK, Geval van een gelukkige geneezing eener borstwonde, pp. 1-10; F.W. VAN DER LEEUW, Beschrijving van eene aanmerkelijke zak-waterzucht, pp. 11-17; L. BICKER, Bericht van eene verbaazende meenigte van etter door de paracenthesis, pp-18-26 (met 1 plaat); JOHANNES ROBOL, Twaalf waarneemingen wegens het gebruik van het heulsap in de verstervingen der teenen en voeten, pp. 29-48; L. BICKER, Waarneming van een oogenschijnlijk bevrucht eijernest, pp. 49-126; JAN ROCHUSSEN, verhandeling over het vervaardigen van teekeningen voor den conusspiegel, pp. 127-134 (met 1 plaat); JACOB FLORYN & H.W. ROUPPE, Bericht wegens de waarneming der Zons-verduistering van den 5den September 1793, pp. 135-143; WILLEM HENDRIK VAN HAAFTEN, Verhandeling over de ziekteteekenen uit de oogen, pp.147-218; DAVID HEILBRON, idem., pp. 219-306; PETRUS JACOBUS VAN MAANEN, Verhandeling over het gebruik der brillen en oogglazen, 307-363; 12e deel: PIETER GLAVIMANS, Verhandeling over de nuttigheid en noodzakelijkheid der drooge-dokken, pp. 21-42. Kemper 167; ABRAHAM VAN STIPRIAAN LUÏSCIUS, Verhandeling (over) de oorzaaken der verrotting in plantaardige en dierlijke zelfstandigheden, en welke zijn de verschijnsels en uitwerksels die door dezelve daar in geboren worden, pp. 43-154 (met 1 uitsl. plaat); A.F. GOUDRIAAN, Verhandeling (over den) aanleg van paal- en rijswerken, pp. 155-214 (met 1 uitsl. plaat), Kemper 1232; JACOB DE GELDER, Een volkomen stelkundig betoog van het Theorema van Newton, pp. 215-238 & Verhandeling over de reeksen, dienende om de rapporten van de cirkelboogen tot derzelver sinussen (enz.)., pp. 239-268.

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        The New Encyclopaedia; or Modern Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. On a New and Improved Plan, in Which all the Respective Sciences are Arranged Into Complete Systems. Other Title: The New Royal Encyclopaedia; or Complete Modern Universal.

      C. Cooke, London 1798 - Third edition of volume I [1798], with the first title above, second edition of volumes II and III [1795], with the Royal Encyclopaedia title, with the "Royal" designation removed in later editions. A hefty three volume set (complete) with 153 copper plates and maps, including some folding maps. Contains many brief encyclopedic entries in alphabetical orders plus longer, mainly illustrated, sections ("systems" or "treatises") on a variety of subjects: Aerology; Aerostation (hot air balloons); Agriculture; Algebra; Amphibiology; Anatomy; Annuities; Architecture; Arithmetic; Astronomy (includes plates of telescopes); Book- Keeping; Botany; Brewing; Chronology; Chymistry; Comparative Anatomy; Concology; Dialling; Distillation; Drawing; Earth; Earthquakes; Electricity; Entomology; Farriery; Fencing; Fluxions; Fortification; Gardening; Geography (this section includes six folding maps); Geometry; Globes; Grammar; Heraldry; Hydrostatics and Hydraulics (one plate includes a diving bell); Icthyology; Knighthood; Logic; Mammalia (includes a plate showing whales); Mechanics; Medicine; Mensuration and Gauging; Miscroscopic Apparatus (microscopes); Midwifery; Military Affairs; Music; Natural History; Naval Affairs; Navigation (includes a folding map showing Cook's voyages); Optics; Oratory; Ornithology; Peerage; Perspective; Pneumatics; Projectiles; Steam Engines; Surgery; Surveying; Trigonometry; Vermeology; Volcanos; and War. Hard to find a complete set, as many have been broken up for their handsome copper plate engravings and maps. Suede or suede-like cloth, dual red and black spine labels, marbled endpapers, unpaginated, volumes I and III about 6 cm thick; volume II about 7.5 cm thick. Externally quite worn, with chipped spines (see image provided), joints cracked but covers attached (the front cover of volume II is barely attached), covers peeling, evidence of old worming to the covers and joints. Intermittent foxing, from light to moderate, some occasional offsetting. Volume I: One text page has a stitched repair, a few lower edge chips, final twelve leaves of text dampstained toward the outer edge, miscellaneous other chips and closed tears, none affecting plate images. Volume II: first few leaves detached, several pages have closed tears from the bottom edge, several pages and plates with inner margin dampstains near the top edge, several plates with closed tears starting from the bottom margin. Volume III: numerous edge chips and closed tears, a few dampstains to margins, last four leaves have dampstains at outer edge. A worn but quite decent copy overall, a venerable old set suitable for breaking although we would rather see it stay together, handsome despite the obvious signs of use. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        El Arte poética de Aristóteles en castellano

      - Madrid, En la Imprenta de don Benito Cano, 1798, 1 h. en blanco + 1 h. [portada] + 2 h. [Dedicatoria ¿Al Excelentísimo Señor D. Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos¿] + viii [¿Al que leyere¿] + 1 h. [grabado de Aristóteles, por Salesa y Cecchini] + 138 p. [texto bilingüe: griego en páginas pares y castellano en impares hasta la p. 96. Notas de la p. 97 al final.] + 1 h. en blanco, 17 × 24,5, enc. plena piel de época algo fatigada con ruedas, tejuelo y dorados en lomo, exlibris y sello de anteriores propietarios, mancha de humedad decreciente en ángulo inferior interno de las páginas que no afecta a lectura ni al cuerpo del grabado, guardas en marmoleado, muy amplio de márgenes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Los enamorados o Galatea y sus bodas: Historia pastoral comenzada por Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Abreviada después y continuada y últimamente concluida por D. Cándido María Trigueros. [4 TOMOS EN 2 VOLS.]

      - PRIMERA EDICION.- Madrid: Imp. Real, 1798.- 4 tomos en 2 vols. (XXXII,174; XXIV,151 = LII,166; 184 pp.); 8º menor (16,3 x 11 cm.); Plena Piel, lomo cuajado con filetes en cabeza, pie y tejuelos, florones dorados, bandas doradas sobre los nervios, 2 tejuelos.- En general, buen estado, teniendo sólo alguna ligera mancha de humedad y restaurado de pequeñas faltas en la portadilla y tercera hoja del tomo III. La obra empieza inspirándose en Cervantes y luego en Florián, siendo concluida por Trigueros desde la segunda parte. Está muy en la línea literaria del XVIII español, siendo obra muy rara. Libro en español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        The Canterbury tales of Chaucer. To which are added an essay on his language and versification, and an introductory discourse: together with notes and a glossary. By the late Thomas Tyrwhitt, Esq. F.R.S. - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      Oxford : at the Clarendon Press, MDCCXCVIII 1798 - Physical desc.: 2 v.,plate : port. ; (4to). Referenced by: Alston III.40. English Short Title Catalog, T75508. Subject: Songs, English - 17th century. Very good copies both in the original, full contemporary gilt-blocked burgundy Morocco. Raised bands with the titles blocked direct in gilt. Minor, generalized wear and toning to the spine bands and panel edges. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 5 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der kleinen Fichtenraupe oder der Larve von der Phalaena Monacha Linn., nebst einen Beitrag zur Berichtigung der Ausrottungsmittel dieser Waldverheererin und einer mit Farben erleuchteten Kupfertafel (by J. Joerdens) (AND) Laspeyres: "Sesiae Europae. Iconibus et descriptionibus illustratae" (AND) Esper: "Beobachtungen an einer neuentdeckten Zwitterphaläne des Bombyx Crataegi".

      - Hof, G.A. Grau, 1798. 4to. 46 pp., 1 l., one hand-coloured engraved plate by the author dated 1797 and two original lithographed and printed green wrappers showing the moths and their larvae with a flourishing pine tree as well as the same with the tree stripped bare. Fine contemporary full calf with elaborate gilt empire-style spine and board edges, and marbled wrappers.* Three rare work, that by Joerdens neither in Nissen nor in Cat. BM(NH), but in Horn-Schenkling. Most probably the two peculiar, nicely illustrated wrappers were designed by Johann Joerdens himself. On the verso of the first blank page it states "Ein Missverständniss" as the tree is a "Föhrenbaum" instead of a "Fichte". ADDED are two other entomological publication, namely Laspeyres', "Sesiae Europae. Iconibus et descriptionibus illustratae". Berlini, Sumptibus Auctoris, 1801. 3 ll., 32 pp., one partly hand-coloured engraving and engraved title including a vignette (AND) Esper's "Beobachtungen an einer neuentdeckten Zwitterphaläne des Bombyx Crataegi". Erlangen, Walthers, 1778. 20 pp., 1 hand-coloured engraving by I. Volckart with only the title being slightly foxed. Both additional papers are rare too, and in fine copies. The plate of the Bombyx crataegi L. is the first illustration of this insect. Horn-Schenkling, 6093 (Esper), 11274 (Joerdens), 12789 (Laspeyres). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        HAMLET, TRAGEDIA DE GUILLERMO SHAKESPEARE, 1ªTRADUCCION Y EDICION ESPAÑOLA

      Oficina de Villalpando Madrid. 1798. 25h(prologo e vida de Shakespeare)+379Pág. Pasta española. 21x15. 1ªEdición y 1ªTraduccion Española de la Grandíssima Obra de Shakespeare. la firma de Inarco Celenio en la Gran Obra es un seudónimo del Gran Dramaturgo Leandro Fernández de Moratín que tras su estancia en Inglaterra y su llegada a España confiesa haber traducido la famosa Obra. Extremadamente raríssima y difícil en comercio. N° de ref. de la librería 8.7 Biblioteca B.. 1ª Edición. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Como Nuevo.

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        The Dramatic Writings : of Will. Shakespeare Accurately Printed from the Text of Mr. Stevens's Last Edition - [Complete in Nine Volumes] - [With an Account of the Life & C. of William Shakespeare by William Rowe]

      London : Printed By H. Baldwin And Son, For C. Dilly, J. Johnson, G. G. And J. Robinson, R. Baldwin, H. L. Gardner, [And 32 Others In London] 1798 - Related Names: Steevens, George, 1736-1800. English drama - Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with titles and volume numbers gilt-blocked. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 4 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elucidario das palavras, termos, e frases, que em Portugal antiguamente se usárão, e que hoje regularmente se ignorão: obra indispensavel para entender sem erro os documentos mais raros, e preciosos, que entre nós se conservão.

      Na Officina de Simao Thaddeo Ferreira,, Lisboa, 1798 - Due volumi di cm. 29,5, pp. (4) 484 + (2) d'errata; pp. 416, 62 + (2) d'errata. Con illustrazioni nel testo e 5 tavole f.t. incise in rame. Solida legatura del tempo in piena pelle, dorsi lisci con fregi e titoli in oro su doppi tasselli. Come riscontrato in altri esemplari, il secondo volume è stampato su carta azzurra. Esemplare fresco, genuino ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Esemplare appartenuto al celebre scrittore di storia portoghese Prospero Peragallo (1823-1916) di cui appare ai frontespizi la firma di possesso ed alle carte di guardia alcune note sull'opera: "Rarissimo in commercio e molto ricercata questa edizione. Mi costò in un incanto in Lisbona 10.000 Rey.". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      GG and J Robinson, London 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's and Carlisle'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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Practical Education

      Printed for J. Johnson, London 1798 - The gilt lettering on the spine has been done in a rather plain and pedestrian manner. Some minor foxing to preliminary leaves and occasional spots of foxing throughout. A few light patches of foxing to the folding plates. Offsetting to endpapers.; Two volumes in one. Rebound in a recent full light brown morocco binding with red label on spine. Light brown endpapers. (iii)-x, [1 (contents)], [1 (Material Errata)], 385, [1 (blank)], [1 (title page to Volume II)], [1 (blank)], (387)-775, [1 (blank)], [18 (Index and Additions to the Index)], [2 (Corrections and Errata)] + 2 folding plates. Lacking half-titles. Page dimensions: 270 x 210mm. Page edges speckled. Owner's signature of Philip Ashton Smithers dated February 1939.; 4to 11" - 13" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essays on the Microscope; containing a Practical Description of the Most Improved Microscopes; a General History of Insects, their transformations, peculiar habits, and oeconomy .

      London: Printed by Dillon and Keating, for the Editor . 1798 - an account of the various species, and singular properties, of the Hydrae and Vorticellae: a description of three hundred and eighty-three Animalcula: with a concise catalogue of interesting objects . by the late George Adams Mathematical Instrument Maker to His Majesty. The Second Edition, with considerable additions and improvements, by Frederick Kanmacher.; large quarto (leaves 27 cm. tall), vii, [7], 724 pp., frontispiece, 32 folding plates at end; lacks half title and a later issue of the frontispiece "Truth discovering Time" dated 1801 in the plate; early marbled paper covered boards with leather spine and tips now rubbed and darkened, hinges weak and front free endpaper creased, general age toning with age staining to all the pictorial mater but never severe, overall good+. Photos available upon request.

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        Adreß-Kalender der Königlich Preußischen Haupt- und Residenz-Städte Berlin und Potsdam, besonders der daselbst befindlichen hohen und niederen Collegien, Instanzen und Expeditionen, auf das Jahr 1798.

      Berlin, Johann Friedrich Unger, (1798).. 377, 51 Seiten. Interimsbroschur. Kl. 8°. Etwas schräggelesen, mit den üblichen Altersspuren, sonst in gutem und frischem Zustand.. Mit Genehmigung der Königlich Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. - Siehe Foto.

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        An Essay On British Cottage Architecture: Being An Attempt to perpetuate to perpetuate on Principle, that peculiar mode of Building, which was originally the effect of Chance

      Hookham and Carpenter et al, London 1798 - 27 pages in text. 33 x 27 c m. Twenty-one sepia engraved aquatint plates illustrate fourteen designs for rustic retreats, some showing variations of window treatment and surface finishes with the same basic form. MILLARD 42. "Malton had succumbed, deeply, to the influence of Uvalde Price.he was unwilling to accept Dr. Johnson's definition of the cottage as `a mean habitation,' regarding it rather a a hallowed sanctuary.a symbol of a particularly British tradition, to be upheld and preserved at all costs." Malton also made a plea, surprisingly early for preservation, noting, unless protected they will exist "no where but on the canvas of the painter." His designs set the image of the picturesque dwelling that was to survive as the popular ideal in England for a hundred years or more. ABBEY LIFE 34. ARCHER 197.1 "Malton presented this series of 14 designs "to those Nobleman and Gentlemen of taste." COLTON p.535. "These two book [this title and a Collection of Designs for Rural Retreats] establish Malton as a pioneer of the cottage orne." Minor spotting, dampstain to bottom lower corner of most plates are marginal not affecting images, some marginal toning to plates, contemporary owner inscription on half-title dated 1800. Modern quarter brown morocco and marbled boards. Very good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Parte Occidentale Dell' Antico, Enuovo Messico con la Floridae la Bassa Luigiana. / La Parte Orientale Dell' Antico, Enuovo Messico con la Floridae la Bassa Luigiana.

      Rome 1798 - A large scale rare map of the southern US, Mexico and the Gulf printed in two sheets and joined together."This map is taken from Giovanni Maria Cassini, Nuevo atlante geografico universale. . .described in Phillips' List of Geographical Atlases, title 670" (Lowery 438)This map is based on the important Mitchell map of North America. The US-Florida boundry is not drawn. The name of Florida appears in the title. The southern tip of Florida is based on Bellin's model of many islands. The cartouch in the upper right depicts Spanish troops regaining territory at the end of the 18th century. The lower left cartouch depicts natives hunting jaguars., Size : 505x680 (mm), 19.875x26.75 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline

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        Der treue Rathgeber in der Haus- und Landwirthschaft gesammelt und herausgegeben von einem Freunde derselben. (Angebunden): Anonym: Der Oekonomische Künstler, welcher Brantwein aus Getraide, aus Weinhefen, Obst und Kräutern; ingleichen Malz, Liqueurs, Aquavite, Eßige, Seife und Lichter zu verfertigen lehret, nebst einem Unterricht von andern nöthigen häußlichen Wissenschaften. Zweite ganz umgeänderte und vermehrte Auflage. (Angebunden): Weinlig, Christian Gottlob: Gründliche Anweisung zur Verfertigung der so genannten Branntweine oder Aquavite, und der feinen Liqueure, nebst einem Anhange, worin die Bereitung verschiedener ausländischen Chokolaten gelehret wird. Zweite verbesserte Auflage.

      I: Behrens, Frankfurt 1798. II: Paul Friedrich Vogel, Leipzig 1796. III: Königl. Realschul-Buchhandlung, Berlin 1796. - 3 Teile in einem Band. 16,6 x 10 cm. I: 4 Bl., 160 Seiten. II: 2 Bl., 124 Seiten. III: 68 Seiten. Ohne die Kupfertafel (fehlt!). Teile I und III zum Zeitpunkt der Recherche über KVK nicht in deutschen Bibliotheken nachweisbar. Engelmann, Bibliotheca mechanico-technologica S. 207 (II). I und III nicht bei Engelmann. Pappband der Zeit, angestaubt, gebräunt und fleckig, Kanten etwas berieben, Rücken unten mit Fehlstelle im Bezug und ohne Rückenschildchen. Innen teils etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig, Teile II und II mit einigen alten Farbstiftanstreichungen und Anmerkungen.

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        Isole di Majorca, D Ivica e di Formentera

      1798 1798 - Grabado en color original de 49x39 cm.El mapa muestra la isla de mallorca,con Ibiza y un inserto de Formentera.el mapa forma parte de la obra 'Atlante Novissimo' publicado en Venecia.

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        Titus Livius von Patavium. Römische Geschichte von Erbauung der Stadt an. Nach Drakenborchscher Ausgabe aus dem lateinischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen versehen von Gottfried Große.,

      Wien und Prag, Fritz Haas, 1798-99. - Jeder Band mit einer Kupfertafel als Frontispiz u. gestochenem Titelblatt mit Titelkupfer. XXIV, 319 S.; 528 S.; 504 S.; 388 S.; 358 S.; 451 S., 1nn. S.; 5535 S., 1 nn. S.; 348 S., 3 nn. S. (weiß); 349 S., 3 nn. S. (weiß); 286 S., Titelblatt (Register), 72 Seiten. Das berühmte Hauptwerk des römischen Geschichtsschreibers Tius Livius in deutscher Übersetzung. Einbände teils leicht berieben, einige Ecken minimal bestoßen, alle Titelblätter unten mit hs. Besitzervermerk von alter Hand, Titel sowie die ersten u. letzten 4 Bll. von Bd. I leicht wasserrandig, in den restlichen Bänden nur auf wenigen Seiten das eine oder andere kleine Braunfleckchen. Insgesamt gut erhaltene, sehr schöne Reihe in prächtigen Einbänden. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 8° (ca. 19x12 cm), Ganzlederbände der Zeit mit besonders reicher, ornamentaler Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel sowie Bandnummer auf je einem roten und grünem Lederrückenschild. Buntpapiervorsätze, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt.

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        HISTORIA DEL MÁS FAMOSO ESCUDERO SANCHO PANZA, desde la Gloriosa Muerte de D. Quixote de la Mancha hasta el Ultimo Día y Postrera Hora de su Vida. Parte Segunda.

      Imp. de Villapando, Madrid 1798 - 1ª ed. 9.8x14.6. 8h. 270pp. Pasta castellana de época. Buen ejemplar. Palau 100614. CCPB000072002-X. Rius (II. 440) claramente no conoce la primera parte, publicada en 1793. El autor (1745-1792) fue cirujano de la marina antes de literato, y fue autor, además de varias obras cervantinas, de un periódico gaditano y 'Modo de Preservarse de los Rayos a las Personas. Si en una tronada será más conveniente abrir puertas y ventanas, o lo contrario.' Bastante raro. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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        BREVIARIUM ROMANUM, PARS AESTIVA

      Typis Societatis 1798 - Madrid. 1798. 16X10. Piel con cierres. XXXV+564Pág+CXCVII (Comune Sanctorum)+150Pág (Proprium Festorum quae in hispania) con 2 gravados a la madera de la época. Leve polilla. Muy bello ejemplar. Ref 13 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the Words are Deduced from their Originals, Explained in their Different Meanings, and Authorised by the Names of the Writers in whose Works they are Found. Abstracted from the Folio Edition,... to which are Prefixed, A Grammar of the English Language, and the Preface to the Folio Edition

      London: E. Bathurst, R. Dodsley, P. Vaillant [et al], 1798. . Eleventh edition. One volume bound in two. (986) pp. 20th century red calf, spines with raised bands, gilt lettered labels. Spines a little faded and worn, some occasional light marks to leaves at the front of each volume, a very good set. Fleeman, 56.1DA/19. An uncommon issue amongst the numerous abridged editions of Johnson’s dictionary published in the late 18th century, ESTC listing only 2 copies in the UK and 3 in North America.

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        Traité complet sur les symptômes, les effets, la nature et le traitement des maladies syphilitiques. Tome I : Des effets du virus syphilitique sur les organes de la génération dans les deux sexes. Tome II : Des effets du virus syphilitique sur tout le système de l'économie animale

      Chez l'auteur et chea Mequignon 1798 - - Chez l'auteur et chea Mequignon, A Paris 1798, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12x20,5cm), (2) xv (1bc) lvj, 382pp. (2) et (2) lxiv, 448pp., relié. - Edition originale française, augmentée et corrigée par l'auteur. Pleine basane blonde d'époque. Dos à nerfs de feuilles et fleurons dans des caissons. Roulettes en queue. coiffes arasées. Coins émoussés. Frottements et épidermures. Rousseurs. L'auteur a étudié l'ensemble des maladies génitales connues jusqu'alors, prenant soin de les séparer de la syphillis. Plusieurs chapitres sont consacrés aux remèdes (l'auteur en cite d'exotiques, d'inde ou autre, sans les avoir expérimenter), d'autres s'occupent de maladies vénériennes récentes dont une apparue aux Canada, et dont les malades perdent des membres, une autre en Afrique, etc. Ensemble d'un intérêt certain dans le domaine, notamment parce que l'auteur n'oublie jamais l'histoire des maladies, les différents pays et continents dals lesquelles les maladies sévissent. l'ouvrage regorgeant de notes curieuses. En fin d'ouvrage une pharmacopée des maladies vénériennes. (2) xv (1bc) lvj, 382pp. (2) et (2) lxiv, 448pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Systema Vegetabilium Florae Peruvianae et Chilensis, Characteres Prodromi Genericos Differentiales, Specierum Omnium Differentias, Durationem, Loca Natalia, Tempus Florendi, Nomina Vernacula, Vires et Usus Nonnullis Illustrationibus Interspersis Complecte

      Typis Gabrielis de Sancha, Madrid 1798 - vi+455+[errata] with index. Octavo (8" x 6") bound in half leather with black and red labels to spine stamped in gilt. Although listed as "Tome Primus", one volume is all that was published. (Palau 281372; Sabin 74006) 1st edition. Hipólito Ruiz, was a Spanish botanist known for researching the floras of Peru and Chile during an expedition under Carlos III from 1777 to 1788. During the reign of Carlos III, three major botanical expeditions were sent to the New World; Ruiz and José Antonio Pavón Jiménez were the botanists for the first of these expeditions, to Peru and Chile. After studying Latin with an uncle who was a priest, at the age of 14 Ruiz López went to Madrid to study logic, physics, chemistry and pharmacology. He also studied botany at the Migas Calientes Botanical Gardens (now the Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid), under the supervision of Casimiro Gómez Ortega (1741-1818) and Antonio Palau Verdera (1734-1793). Ruiz had not yet completed his pharmacology studies when he was named the head botanist of the expedition. The French physician Joseph Dombey was named as his assistant, and the pharmacologist José Antonio Pavón y Jimenez was also appointed. Completing the expedition were the botanical illustrators Joseph Bonete and Isidro Gálvez. The expedition sailed from Cádiz in 1777, arriving at Lima in April 1778. They explored throughout Peru and Chile for ten years (1778-1788), collecting specimens. The expedition collected 3,000 specimens of plants and made 2,500 life-sized botanical illustrations. When they returned to Spain they brought back a great many living plants. One of the medical remedies brought back by this expedition was the boiled spouts of the quisoar plant, Buddleja incana, which was used to cure colds or, mixed with urine, to alleviate toothache. The collections arrived in Cádiz in good order (for the most part) in 1788, and were deposited in the Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid and in the Gabinete de Historia Natural, the precursor of the Museum of Natural History. The discoveries included about 150 new genera and 500 new species, which still retain the names given them by Ruiz and Pavón. Unfortunately, a part of the collection consisting of 53 crates with 800 illustrations, dried plants, seeds, resins and minerals was lost when the ship transporting it was wrecked on the coast of Portugal. Back in Spain, Ruiz finished his pharmacological studies, graduating in 1790. He was named a member of the Royal Academy of Medicine in 1794, and he published various works in that body's Memoires. He and Pavón published Flora Peruviana et Chilensis in ten volumes, richly illustrated with engravings of the specimens. The first four volumes were published between 1798 and 1802. The last six volumes were published after the death of Ruiz. Before his death, Ruiz also published Quinología o tratado del árbol de la quina (Madrid, 1792). This work was soon translated into Italian (1792), German (1794) and English (1800). The journals Ruiz produced for his exploration of South America during these years are remarkable for their breadth of ethnobotanical and natural history knowledge. Of particular interest to the Spanish Crown at the time was pharmacological knowledge of New World plants such as Chinchona, the source of the anti-malarial, quinine. In addition to detailed descriptions and paintings of the flora and fauna of Peru and Chile, Ruiz observed the geology and weather of the area, and included cultural information about the life of the Indians and the colonists of the area. Condition: Rebound in period binding with old book sellers catalog label to front paste down, some slight foxing, worm hole not affecting text a very good copy of a scarce item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das System der Sittenlehre nach den Principien der Wissenschaftslehre.

      Christian Ernst Gabler,, Jena und Leipzig, 1798 - Jena und Leipzig, Christian Ernst Gabler, 1798. 8°. Titelbl., XVIII S., (2) S. Verlagsanz., (2) S. Inhalt, 494 S. Etwas späterer marmorierter Pp.-Bd. mit Rückenschild. Goedeke V,8,16,11. - Borst 802. - Baumgartner-Jacobs 36. - Erstausgabe von Fichtes (1762-1814) klassischem Text zur praktischen Philosophie. - (Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt). Etwas späterer marmorierter Pp.-Bd. mit Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MERCURIO BRITANNICO o sia NOTIZIE ISTORICO-CRITICHE SUGLI AFFARI ATTUALI. Londra, presso Guglielmo e C.Spilesbury Snow-Hill e si vende in Venezia da Francesco Andreola, 1798-1799.

      - Pubblicazione quindicinale. Disponibili i primi quattro volumi dell'Opera, in versione italiana, contenenti i fascicoli dal n°1 del 20 agosto 1798 al n°32 del 10 gennaio 1800 e i tre successivi fascicoli sfusi (n°33, 34 e 35). Cm.19x12,3. Pg.2356 complessive. Buone legature coeve in mz.pelle, con piatti e tagli marmorizzati. A titolo esemplificativo riportiamo il piano completo del Volume I: N°1: "Contenente un saggio storico sulla distruzione della Lega e della libertà elvetica; Stato morale, e civile della Svizzera, specialmente del Cantone di Berna, prima e dopo la Rivoluzione di Francia; Prime influenze nella Svizzera della Rivoluzione Francese. Condotta de' Cantoni dal 1789 fino al 1792"; N°2 (5 settembre 1798): "Situazione della Svizzera alla fine del 1792 fino all'anno 1797; Seguito degli avvenimenti nel 1797. Perseveranza degli Svizzeri nel lor Sistema. Prime ostilità politiche del Direttorio; Carattere de' Ministri Francesi nell'Elvezia alla fine del 1797. Invasione dell'Erguel. Spirito e condotta del corpo Elvetico a quest'Epoca. Stato del paese di Vaud; Rivoluzione nel paese di Vaud. Sue cagioni, e progressi. Entrata de' Francesi in questa Provincia. Dieta Generale"; N°3 (20 settembre 1798): "Stato del Cantone di Berna, e della Svizzera, ai primi di Febbrajo. Prima Rivoluzione nei Governi. Negoziazione col General Brune, e sue conseguenze; Carte giustificative"; N°4 (10 ottobre 1798): "Colpo d'occhio comparativo sul Continente, e la Gran Bretagna"; N°5 ( 25 ottobre 1798): "Italia; Gran Bretagna"; N°6 (10 novembre 1798): "Francia; Del diritto delle genti osservato dal Direttorio Francese; Allemagna; Traduzione del Manifesto che la Porta Ottomana ha fatto notificare a tutti i Ministri delle Corti Straniere residenti in Costantinopoli"; N°7 (26 novembre 1798): "Francia: Supplemento al quadro della condotta del Direttorio verso gli Stati Esteri; Svizzera; Gran Bretagna; Seguito del Manifesto"; N°8 (10 dicembre 1798): "Risposta ad una Questione proposta dall'Autore". I tre volumi successivi proseguono con dettagliati resoconti della storia europea dell'epoca. Celebre scrittore politico, il Mallet Du Pain (Céligny, Ginevra, 1749-1800), fu stimato da Voltaire, che intercesse personalmente per ottenergli una cattedra di letteratura francese in Assia. Collaborò con Linguet negli "Annali politici", per poi continuarli da solo sotto il nome di "Memorie politiche e letterarie sullo stato presente di Europa". Si dedicò poi al "Giornale storico e politico di Ginevra", che nel 1788 fu riunito al "Mercurio". In contrasto con il Bonaparte passò da Berna a Londra, ove iniziò la pubblicazione del presente foglio, che gli diede ampia fama, ma che lasciò praticamente agli inizi per la morte prematura. Fu il primo a teorizzare la formula politica dell'"amalgama", poi adottata da Napoleone, ai fini di integrare gli interessi superstiti dell'"ancien régime" con i nuovi creati dalla rivoluzione. > Graesse, IV, 454, cita l'edizione francese.

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        THE COUNTRY BUILDER'S ASSISTANT, FULLY EXPLAINING, THE BEST METHODS FOR STRIKING REGULAR AND QUIRKED MOULDINGS: FOR DRAWING AND WORKING THE TUSCAN, DORIC, IONIC AND CORINTHIAN ORDERS.CORRECTLY ENGRAVED ON THIRTY- SEVEN COPPERPLATES WITH A PRINTED EXPLANATION TO EACH.

      Boston: Printed by Spotswood and Etheridge, . 1798 - [36]pp. plus thirty-seven plates (two folding). Small quarto. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked with original gilt backstrip laid down and a modern leather label. Leaves professionally washed. 50% of plate 33 supplied in expert facsimile. Minor paper repair in margin of plate 32, image unaffected. Else very good. Second edition, after the exceedingly rare and virtually unprocurable Greenfield first edition printed the previous year, of the first original American book of architecture. Earlier architectural works printed in the United States were simply compilations or reprintings of British material (e.g. John Norman's TOWN AND COUNTRY BUILDER'S ASSISTANT of 1786). A classic and important American architectural treatise, by the man who was most responsible for disseminating late colonial details throughout New England, beautifully illustrated with engravings of colonial buildings, elevations of churches and homes, ornaments, cornices, etc., reflecting the influences of the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders. "[T]here is scarcely a village which in moulding profiles, cornice details, church spire, or farm-house does not reflect his influence" - DAB. Benjamin was a prolific architectural writer, and later published THE AMERICAN BUILDER'S COMPANION (1806), THE RUDIMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE (1814), and the very popular PRACTICAL HOUSE CARPENTER (1830). "The career of our first American architectural writer, Asher Benjamin (1773-1845), covered several decades of the early nineteenth century. Both the books he wrote and the buildings he designed had an influence on building in New England that is still visible. He probably will be best remembered for his popularization of the federal style through his early books (and the Greek revival in his later ones)" - Thompson. The first obtainable edition of the earliest architectural book written by an American and printed in the United States. DAB II, pp.179- 80. RINK 2484. EVANS 33399. HITCHCOCK 112. Neville Thompson, "Tools of Persuasion: The American Architectural Book of the Nineteenth Century" in THE AMERICAN ILLUSTRATED BOOK IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (1987), p.142.

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        Maryland Claims Stock in the Bank of England

      [Philadelphia] 1798 - Letter Signed, as Secretary of State, to Rufus King, Minister Plenipotentiary in England; [Philadelphia], February 7, 1798. 1 p., 8 x 10 in. Pickering encloses a copy of a letter (included) from Samuel Chase concerning the stock owned by the state of Maryland being held in the Bank of England and vigorously claiming their rights to the entire stock. Pickering TranscriptN.o 6. Department of State, Feb.r 7.th 1798. Sir I enclose the copy of a letter dated the 21.st ult. from Samuel Chase Esq.r Agent of the State of Maryland, relative to the stock of that State in the Bank of England. In that letter and in the re-solves of the General Assembly of Maryland, the opinions and wishes of the State are so fully expressed, I have only to transmit them to you for your information and government in the further prosecution of the claim. I have the honor to be / Very respectfully, Sir, / Your obed.t servant Timothy PickeringRufus King Esq.r Minister Plenipotentiary / &.c &.c / LondonChase Transcript(Copy) Baltimore 21.st Jan.y 1798~Dear Sir, The communications to you from Mr. King, respecting the Stock in the Bank of England, belonging to this State, have been laid before the General Assembly thereof, and their opinion on this subject is explicitly declared in the Resolutions, which I have now the honor to enclose you; and which I request the favor of you to transmit to Mr. King, by the first opportunity, that may offer. - With great reluctance the Legislature consented, that Mr. King should take a transfer of any thing less than the whole of the Stock; to which they conceive they have a most unquestionable right. I have been informed, that it has been referred to the Officers of the Crown of Great Britain to report, whether his Majesty should direct a transfer of the stock to the State absolutely, or conditionally; and if conditionally, on what terms. - The report has been made; but the contents not known. If any conditions of transfer are stipulated the reasons for imposing them are probably suggested in the report. If no part of the Stock is to be detained by the Crown of Great Britain, Mr. King will take a transfer of the whole; but if part is detained, Mr. King will accept the residue; but in this case the Legislature of this State expect that, on a candid and firm representation to the British Government, on behalf of this State, by the Minister of the United States, the residue will be immediately obtained; and if it fails, they hope that, at some more favorable time, the British Government will do them Justice. - The detention of any part of the Stock is considered by Maryland as an act of injustice, not warranted by the Law of England, or the Law of Nations; and is in violation of the Treat of Peace of 1783. It is certainly impolitic in the Crown of Great Britain to confiscate money in the National funds; and it seems also impolitic to disgust an important memeber [sic]of our National Government, particularly at this time, and for the trivial sum of 10, or 11,000 Ster.g, and it may be remembered that the vote of Maryland decided the subject of appropriation, and consequently the fate of the late Treaty. I have the honor to remain, / with great respect and esteem / y.r most obed.t Serv.t Samuel Chase.The Honorable / Timothy Pickering, / Secretary of State.Timothy Pickering (1745-1829) joined the militia in 1766 and served in the American Revolution under George Washington, becoming adjutant general from 1777-78 and quartermaster general from 1780-85. He later served as U.S. postmaster general from 1791-95, Secretary of War in 1795, and Secretary of State from 1795-1800. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1803 to 1811 and in the House of Representatives from 1813 to 1817. A leader of the Federalist Party, he was a member of the Essex Junto, and he opposed the War of 1812. After retiring from politics, he turned to experimental farming and education.

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        This Plan of the City of Philadelphia and its Environs, Shewing the Improved Parts, is Dedicated to the Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens thereof

      published by John & Josiah Boydell, London 1798 - Provenance: Martin P. Snyder The Snyder copy of the best map of Philadelphia published during its time as the capital of the United States. Hills was one of the most talented and prolific British surveyors working during the Revolutionary War. Serving as an ensign in the 38th, and later as a Lieutenant in the 23rd regiment. During the Philadelphia Campaign of 1777-8 and later actions in the New Jersey theatre, Hills drafted a magnificent series of manuscript battle plans, and larger regional campaign maps. After the war, Hills seems to have settled in Philadelphia. He is first listed in Biddles 1791 directory as a surveyor and draughtsman on Mulberry Street, but two extant manuscript maps located in the Philadelphia City Archives show him active in the city as early as 1788. In 1796 he drafted this impressive map, receiving the commendation of the mayor Matthew Clarkson. To ensure the best quality of engraving and printing, it was still necessary for Hills to send his plan to London for publication. Engraved by John Cooke, the plan was published by the Boydells at the end of 1797, although it also included an imprint by Hills offering the map for sale in Philadelphia (this has led carto-bibliographers to incorrectly cite the first state as an American imprint). The large size of this plan "permitted the author to name and locate each of the dozens of wharves along the Delaware and to give the details of construction then existing in every city block to, and even beyond, the Schuylkill. The topography received equally minute treatment. Even brickyards and small ponds were identified singly" (Snyder p.204). This is the second issue of the map (with the Boydell imprint below the neat line) which was issued very shortly after the first. Both states are very rare. Only one copy of either has appeared at auction in the last quarter century (Sothebys New York, 30 October 1990, lot 19). Deak 211; Phillips, p. 702; cf. Phillips Descriptive List of Maps and Views of Philadelphia 175 (first issue); Snyder City of Independence 169a (this copy illustrated as Fig. 121); Wheat & Brun 471. Copper-engraved map by John Cooke, printed on a single elephant folio sheet of paper (watermarked "James Whatman Turkey Mill Kent 1794"), with 54 numbered references.

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        THIS PLAN OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA AND ITS ENVIRONS, SHEWING THE IMPROVED PARTS, IS DEDICATED TO THE MAYOR, ALDERMEN AND CITIZENS THEREOF.

      London: John & Josiah Boydell, Jan. 1, 1798. - Copper-engraved map by John Cooke, printed on a single elephant folio sheet of paper (watermarked "James Whatman Turkey Mill Kent 1794"), with 54 numbered references. Sheet size: 27 3/4 x 38 inches. Very good. Provenance: Martin P. Snyder. The Snyder copy of the best map of Philadelphia published during its time as the capital of the United States. Hills was one of the most talented and prolific British surveyors working during the Revolutionary War. Serving as an ensign in the 38th, and later as a lieutenant in the 23rd regiment. During the Philadelphia Campaign of 1777-78 and later actions in the New Jersey theatre, Hills drafted a magnificent series of manuscript battle plans, and larger regional campaign maps. After the war Hills seems to have settled in Philadelphia. He is first listed in Biddle's 1791 directory as a surveyor and draughtsman on Mulberry Street, but two extant manuscript maps located in the Philadelphia City Archives show him active in the city as early as 1788. In 1796 he drafted this impressive map, receiving the commendation of the mayor, Matthew Clarkson. To ensure the best quality of engraving and printing, it was still necessary for Hills to send his plan to London for publication. Engraved by John Cooke, the plan was published by the Boydells at the end of 1797, although it also included an imprint by Hills offering the map for sale in Philadelphia (this has led carto- bibliographers to incorrectly cite the first state as an American imprint). The large size of this plan "permitted the author to name and locate each of the dozens of wharves along the Delaware and to give the details of construction then existing in every city block to, and even beyond, the Schuylkill. The topography received equally minute treatment. Even brickyards and small ponds were identified singly" (Snyder, p.204). This is the second issue of the map (with the Boydell imprint below the neat line) which was issued very shortly after the first. Both states are very rare. Only one copy of either has appeared at auction in the last quarter century (Sotheby's New York, Oct. 30, 1990, lot 19). DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 211. PHILLIPS, p.702. PHILLIPS, DESCRIPTIVE LIST OF MAPS AND VIEWS OF PHILADELPHIA 175 (1st issue). SNYDER, CITY OF INDEPENDENCE 169a (this copy illustrated as fig. 121). WHEAT & BRUN 471.

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        Outlines of the Globe ] Vol. I. The View of Hindoostan - Western Hindoostan, Vol. II The View of Hindoostan - Eastern Hindoostan; Vol. III The View of India Extra Gangem, China and Japan; Vol. IV The View of the Malayan Isles, New Holland, and the Spicy Islands. (Four volumes in Two).

      Henry Hughs / John White 1798-1800, London - Hardcovers, Four volumes in two (All published). Thick Folio, (12 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches) Vol. I, [4], xvi, 264, [x]; Vol. II, [12], 374, [xiv] pp.; Vol. III, [xvi], 284, [xiv] pp. Vol. IV, [viii], 318 [actually 320], [xxii] pp. (As always there is an error of pagination in Volume IV, with the numbers 281 & 282 used twice - thus the page tally is actually 320 rather than the 318 it appears to be). Superb modern quarter-leather binding in early nineteenth century style: leather spine with raised bands and gilt stamped leather title labels on spines, marbled paper boards. Three folding maps, two engraved frontispieces, nineteen engraved plates, and two engraved vignettes. The author intended to publish Outlines of the Globe as a fourteen volume set, but died after only two volumes had been published. His son saw the third and fourth volumes through the press, but they were issued without the plates that appeared in the first two volumes. The set is ex-library, but the only markings are a single oval-shaped stamp on the half-title pages of Vols. I & III, and 2 & 3 oval-shaped stamps respectively on the title pages of the same volumes (Vols. II & IV are thus altogether unmarked). The pages are largely un-opened, and the edges untrimmed. A little light foxing, and a hint of browning to the pages, some of which are lightly darkened by the adjacent plates. A very clean, complete, VG + set, of this important work on South & South East Asia, Australasia, and the Pacific. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Map of the Discoveries made by Capt.'s Cook & Clerke in the Years 1778 & 1779 between the Eastern Coast of Asia and the Western Coast of North America, when they attempted to Navigate the North Sea. Also Mr. Hearn's discoveries to the North westward of Hudson's Bay, in 1772.

      ca 1798, Philadelphia: - The Columbia River is added to what is a later imprint of the 1795 edition of this early American map showing Cook's explorations of Hawaii and Alaska. Cary re-engraved a British map of 1784, and added changes reflecting American patriotism. Longitude is measured west from Philadelphia & Greenwich. "Engraved for Cary's American Edition of Guthrie's Geography improved." & "J.T. Scott Sculp." are erased from the printing plate, with some light traces left in the impression. Copper engraving, impression 292x197 mm, engraved surface 283x189 mm. The number "58" is scratched into the top corner as well as penned in the top margin. Rumsey #2542020 is a similar plate, although the sizes are a couple of millimeters different, possibly because this map is mounted on light card. The chart centers on the Pacific Northwest Coast from the Gulf of California (the Baja Peninsula) to the Alaska Coast, Prince William Sound, Cook's River, the Bering Strait, the Aleutian Islands and Russian Kamtschatka. This edition includes the Columbia River, which earlier editions did not, and it first appeared on a British map of 1798, connecting it with the Missouri, from Vancouver's explorations. According to Fiske, Captain Gray, a New England trader of the ship "Columbia" charted it and shared his maps with Vancouver. The tracks of Capt. Cook in his ship "The Resolution" and Capt. Clerke in "The Discovery" are shown crossing the Pacific from Hawaii to the NW Coast & Kamtschatka. Capt. Clerke took over as Master of "The Resolution" after Cook's death in Hawaii in 1779. Samuel Hearne's discoveries to the north of Hudson's Bay are depicted, as well as the area where he located the Coppermine River in 1770. Hearne was the first white man to to cross overland from Hudson's Bay tracing the river to the Arctic Ocean. A faint water mark in the right side of the map, with early outline color on the continents. Very good condition overall.

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