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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]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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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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      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]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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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

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Roland Goegler]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Pontes]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Castellum Einzelunternehmen]
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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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      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]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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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      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 1798. Sir I enclose the copy of a letter dated the 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 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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      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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        The WORKS Of HORATIO WALPOLE, Earl of Orford. Edited by Robert Berry, and his daughter Mary (who, according to Hazen, did the bulk of the editorial work).

      Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson,, London: 1798 - Illustrated with 166 plates. Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, the famous founder of the Strawberry Hill Press. He intially intended to self-publish his works in 1770, but the project languished, and was not finished until after his death. Contains much previously unpublished material. Overall VG (some rubs & scuffs to boards & leather/early 19th ownership sigs on tp/some minor foxing throughout/faint stain to frontis & title of Vol I/lacks half-titles). Period maroon half-leather bindings with marbled paper boards. 4to. 1st edition, 1st issue (Hazen 27). 5 volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRATADO ELEMENTAL DE QUIMICA, presentado baxo nuevo órden y conforme a los descubrimientos moderno con láminas. TOMO I, II

      LA IMPRENTA REAL, MADRID 1798 - Imprenta Real, Madrid, 1798, T.I: 256 pp+ 2 tablas plegadas indicando el estado de las combinaciones; T.II: 178 pp+13 láminas plegadas de grabados por Cipriano Maré y Manuel Navarro, representan instrumentos para realizar experimentos de quimica; 19x12,5, encuadernación en pasta española, en buen estado, lomo y tapas con letras y adornos dorados. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht abgefaßt.

      Nicolovius,, Königsberg, 1798 - Königsberg, Nicolovius, 1798. 8° XIV + 334 S. Hld. der Zeit. Stärker berieben u. bestoßen, kl. Fehlst. oberes Kapital, hds. Notiz a. V., leicht stockfleckig, sehr gut erhalten. Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage Round the World, in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788. Published Conformably to the Decree of the National Assembly, of the 22d of April, 1791, and Edited by M. L. A. Milet-Mureau, Brigadier General in the Corps of Engineers, Director of Fortifications, Ex-constituent, and Member of Several Literary Societies at Paris. In Three Volumes

      London: Printed for J. Johnson. 1798. First British Edition. Hardcover. x, 532pp; x, 498pp; viii, 446, 60pp. Contemporary half calf decorated in blind on the sides, lettered in gold and decorated in blind on the spines. With forty-one engraved plates (of forty-two), many foldout. The plate on page 176 of volume 2 was apparently not bound in this set. Three of the plates are bound out of order. Binders' tickets of E. Paul., Southampton. With the bookplates of Christopher Dain of Southampton on the front pastedown endpapers. Rubbing to covers, some wear to extremities, spines uniformly toned, light foxing to some of the plates. A very good set, internally extremely clean. Sabin 38963. ; Octavo .

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        TRAITE DES MALADIES DES FOSSES NAZALES (sic) ET DE LEURS SINUS . Paris, Mme Vve Richard, an XII (1804). (Relié à la suite : ) NAUCHE M. Nouvelles recherches sur les rétentions d'urine . suivies de remarques sur la gravelle. Paris, Croullebois, 1806. THILLAYE (Cit.). Traité des bandages et appareils. Paris, chez l'auteur, an VI-1798.

      - Trois ouvrages en 1 volume in-8, (4), 312, (1) pp. , 142 pp. et X, 263, (1) pp., demi-basane de l'époque, dos lisse orné, coiffe supérieure accidentée, quelques rousseurs, bon état. Edition originale rare de l'édition en librairie de la thèse de Deschamps, parue la même année que la soutenance (le mot "Dissertation" a été remplacé par le mot "Traité"). C'est le premier travail complet sur le sujet, faisant une bonne synthèse des connaissances de l'époque sur les maladies naso-sinusiennes et apportant quelques idées nouvelles, notamment sur l'olfaction. Deschamps montre que les sinus nont pas de rapport avec l'odorat. Il traite du coryza, des inflammations, des saignements, des polypes, du fibrome nasopharyngien, . A signaler que onze pages sont consacrées à la migraine. Deschamps attribue la migraine à une irritation ou un spasme de la muqueuse des sinus frontaux, avec extension par sympathie jusqu'à l'estomac (dont l'atteinte était à l'époque souvent considérée primitive). Jacques-Louis Deschamps était le fils du chirurgien Joseph-François-Louis Deschamps. Garrison & Morton, 3251 (thèse) : "First important work on diseases of the nose and nasal sinuses." ; J. Willemot et al., Naissance et développement de l'oto-rhino-laryngologie dans l'histoire de la médecine. Acta oto-rhino-laryng. Belge, 1981, vol . 35, suppl., p. 145 et 650 : "J.L. Deschamps, (1740/1824), fait une bonne description globale des connaissances de son époque concernant le nez et le sinus dans son 'Traité des maladies des fosses nazales et de leur sinus' en 1804, premier traité consacré exclusivement à ce domaine. Il traite de l'olfaction, de la sensibilité des muqueuses nasales et sinusiennes, du coryza, des polypes, du fibrome nasopharyngien et des sarcomes. Il distingue l'oedème muqueux ordinaire du polype et préfère la ligature de ce dernier à son arrachement. Il groupe dune façon logique l'anatomie, la physiologie et la pathologie tant médicale que chirurgicale de ces régions . Ceci lui a valu l'honneur de figurer au Gotha de la science médicale, je veux parler du Dictionnaire des sciences médicales de Garrison et Morton, comme l'auteur du premier ouvrage complet et moderne traitant de la pathologie des sinus dans son ensemble." ; L. Pariente, De la synanche à l'angine, pp. 130-134. Il a été relié à la suite deux autres ouvrages classiques de l'époque : la troisième édition d'un ouvrage d'urologie de Nauche, et l'édition originale du seul ouvrage de Thillaye, médecin en chef à l'hôpital Saint-Antoine de Paris, sur les bandages et appareils. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Natural History of Birds, Fish, Insects, and Reptiles; Embellished with Upwards of Two Hundred Engravings

      Printed for the Proprietor, and sold by H.D. Symonds, London 1798 - 5 volumes (vii, [1], 332 p.; vii, [1], 332 p.; viii, 320 p; viii, 322 p.; viii, 386, 2 p.): 43 leaves of engraved plates; 18 cm. Full contemporary morocco with six spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled spine title and volume number in second and fourth compartments. Glind-tooled decoration in remaingin spine compartments. Blind-tooled border on each board. Edges and turn-ins are also blind-tooled. All page edges marbled; marbled endpapers. Bookplate of former owner Andrew M. Sherling on each front fixed endpaper. Errors in pagination: vol. 1 p. 332 mispaginated 322; vol. 2 p. 277 mispaginated 377. Translated from the French of the Comte de Buffon. Directions for placing the plates at end of vol. 5. Contents: vols. 1-3 Birds -- vol. 4 Fish -- vol. 5 Reptiles and insects. In Very Good Condition: ends of spines and corners rubbed; lacking the last plate in vol. 5: "Bees, Drones, Wasts, Hornets"; archival repair of vol. 5, p. 217-18 tear, without loss; occasional light foxing; otherwise clean and bright.

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        Churkölnische Stadt Andernach am Rhein / Vue de la Ville Andernach Sur le Rhin. Altkolorierte Umrissradierung von J. Ziegler nach L. Janscha.

      Wien, Artaria, 1798. - Plattengröße 34 x 46 cm, Blattgröße 44 x 54 cm. Gesamtansicht von belebten Rheinufer aus. - Schmitt, Rhein-Beschreibungen 114, 31. - Aus der Sammlung "Collection de cinquante Vues du Rhin". - Gering stockfleckig. Verso die Ränder hinterlegt. Schönes Blatt.

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        Innerliche Ansicht der Ruinen zu Andernach". "Vue de la partie intérieure des ruines d'Andernach."

      1798 - Aquarellierte Umrißradierung von Johann Ziegler nach Lorenz Janscha bei Artaria & Comp. Wien, 1798. Ca. 36 x 47 cm. Leicht stockfleckig. Pittoreske Ansicht der Burgruinen in Andernach. Im Innenhof stehen drei Wäscherinnen zusammen, auf der Brücke über den Burggraben stehen zwei Männer mit Hund und eine weitere Frau mit einem Korb. An der Burgmauer befindet sich ein Häuschen, vor der Tür sind die Bewohner dargestellt. Außerhalb der mauer ist ein Reiter dargestellt, Häuser und eine Kirche sind hinter der Mauer zu sehen. Links unterhalb der Darstellung der Vermerk "Nach der Natur gezeichnet von L. Janscha", rechts "Gestochen von J. Ziegler", in der Mitte unter dem Titel "Wien, bey Artaria u. Comp.", rechts unten die Nummer "26". Aus einer Ausgabe mit reich aquarellierter Linieneinfassung, ohne Wasserzeichen.

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        A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and round the world in which the coast of North-West America has been carefully examined and accurately surveyed. Undertaken by his Majesty's command principally with a view to ascertain the existence of any navigable communication between the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans and performed in the year 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795 in the Discovery. and Chatham under the command of Captain George Vancouver

      G G & J Robinson and J Edwards, London 1798 - Expertly bound to style in 18th-century diced russia, the flat spines gilt in compartments divided by decorative rolls, red morocco lettering-piece in the second, dark green morocco label with onlaid red morocco circular disc bearing the volume number in the fourth (text vols.) or fifth (atlas vol.), the other compartments with repeat decoration of small tools Provenance: Robert Ballard Whitebrook (armorial bookplate) A unique set of "One of the most important [voyages] ever made in the interests of geographical knowledge" (Hill). A unique set from the library of Robert B. Whitebrook, author of the Coastal exploration of Washington (Palo Alto, Calif., 1959) [Tweney 82], whose M.A. thesis submitted to the University of Washington in 1963 was titled The Pacific Northwest maritime frontier , 1775-1825. The atlas volume in this set includes fascinating proof images of four of the six coastal profile plates which offer a real insight into the working methods of the highly talented engravers who worked on these valuable aids to navigation. The prime aim would, of course, have been to make them as accurate as possible - any mistakes and lives of subsequent visitors to the region would have been put at risk - but, almost by accident, the profiles are also very beautiful images. This beauty that can best be appreciated when the plates are without lettering as is the case with these proofs. Vancouver was put in command of the expedition on the recommendation of his old commanding officer Alan Gardner. He had served earlier with both Admiral Rodney and on James Cook's second and third voyages, so was well equipped in terms of experience, in addition he was a first class navigator. The voyage was mounted as a "grand-scale expedition to reclaim Britain's rights, resulting from the Nootka Convention, at Nootka Sound, to thoroughly examine the coast south of 60º in order to find a possible passage to the Atlantic; and to learn what establishments had been founded by other powers. This voyage became one of the most important ever made in the interests of geographical knowledge. Vancouver sailed by way of the Cape of Good Hope to Australia, where he discovered King George's Sound and Cape Hood, then to New Zealand, Hawaii, and the northwest coast of America. In three seasons' work Vancouver surveyed the coast of California; visited San Francisco and San Diego . and other Spanish settlements in Alta California; settled the necessary formalities with the Spanish at Nootka; investigated the Strait of Juan de Fuca; discovered the Strait of Georgia; circumnavigated Vancouver Island; and disproved the existence of any passage between the Pacific and Hudson Bay" (Hill). Cowan p.654-5; Cox II,p.30; Ferguson 281; Forbes I,298; Graff 4456; Hill (2004) 1753; Howes V-23; Judd 178; Lada-Mocarski 55; O'Reilly & Reitman 635; Sabin 98443; Smith 10469; Streeter Sale 3497; Tremaine 688; Tweney 78; Wagner NWC p.209; Wantrup 63a; Wickersham 6601; Zamorano Eighty 77. 4 volumes (including atlas vol. of plates and maps), quarto (10 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches) and folio (22 x 17 inches). Text: half-titles to vol.I and II, 3pp. errata at the end of vol.III. 1 engraved chart, 17 engraved plates (4 double-page), after J. Sykes. Atlas: mounted on guards throughout, 10 folding engraved charts, 6 engraved plates of coastal profiles (including 2 proofs before all letters, 2 scratch proofs with the names of the artist and engraver but no other lettering, 1 plate as published and 1 plate from the French edition of Vancouver's voyage,) extra-illustrated with 4 plates of coastal profiles, 'gravé par Michel' taken from the French edition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        View in the Fort of Tritchinopoly

      Thomas Daniell, London 1798 - A wonderful view of bathers in the shadow of the rock fort Turichirapalli, from the Daniells' Oriental Scenery, "the finest illustrated work on India" (Tooley). The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is "the finest illustrated work on India" (Tooley). Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture and antiquities of that country and then devoted a further thirteen years to publishing their remarkably accurate aquatints. In Britain, the impact was explosive. A cult of Indian architecture, landscaping and interior decoration arose, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as its centerpiece. The Daniells gave the people of Britain their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement here lies in satisfying the European craving for the picturesque while remaining responsible and accurate to their subjects. The work was issued in seven stages: three sets of twenty-four plates titled Oriental Scenery with title dates of 1795, 1797, and 1801; twelve plates titles Antiquities of India with title date 1799; twenty-four plates titled Hindoo Excavations with title date 1803; twenty-four plates titled Views in Hindoostan with title date 1807; and twelve further plates of Antiquities of India published without a title page in 1808. All plates were engraved by the Daniells and all are taken from their drawings save the twenty-four plates of Hindoo Excavations, which are after drawings by James Wales. The rock fort Tiruchirapalli, shown here, commanded an important position on the banks of the upper delta of the Kaveri River in southern India. Cf. Abbey Travel II:420. Colour printed aquatint with hand-finishing by Thomas Daniell and William Daniell, after Thomas Daniell, on wove paper watermarked J. Whatman 1794.

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        The Young Philosopher

      T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, London 1798 - Volume 1: TP + 3[sic]-viii = Preface + [1]-274; Volume 2: TP + [1]-278; Volume 3: TP + [1]-284; Volume 4: TP + [1]-400, Large 12 mo. Charlotte Turner Smith was one of the most popular writers of the 1780's and 1790's and an influential contributor to the Revolution controversy in Britain. Smith's contribution to the development of the British novel is indisputable: her Gothic romances Emmeline (1788), Ethelinde (1789), and Celestina (1791) are among the first examples of a feminine genre which fused narratives of persecution with lyrical landscape description. Smith's most accomplished novel, The Old Manor House (1793), is a classic prototype of the condition-of-England novel, later perfected in the works of her admirer Jane Austen.The Young Philosopher is her last novel, signallinga return to outspoken radical fiction. With no hope of foreseeable political change, a break with the British status quo was depicted by Smith as the only solution. And so her protagonist, the "philosopher" Delmont, seeks the liberties of America, leaving Britain where "the miseries inflicted by the social compact greatly exceed the happiness derived from it". Not surprisingly, by the late 1790's the taint of Jacobinism had stuck to Smith and gained her a mention among Richard Polwhele's band of Unsex'd Females, which accused her of resigning "her power to please" and suffering "her mind to be infected with the Gallic mania. Bound in contemporary ¾ leather with marbled boards. Spine tips and joints professionally renewed. With a modern bookplate to the inside front cover of each volume. The small red contemporary label of Hookham and Carpenters, Bond Street (Georgian booksellers) loosely inserted in Volume 1. Pages foxed with some random staining. Overall, a lovely set of a rare novel. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage à la Nouvelle Galles du Sud, à Botany-Bay, au Port Jackson, En 1787, 1788, 1789. Ouvrage où l’on trouve de nouveaux détails sur le caractère et les usages des habitans du cap de Bonne-Espérance, de l’île Ténériffe, de Rio-Janeiro et de la Nouvelle Hollande, ainsi qu’une description exacte de plusieurs animaux inconnus jusqu’à présent. Traduit de l’anglais, avec des notes critiques et philosophiques sur l’histoire naturelle et les mœurs, par Ch. Pougens, et enrichi de deux vignettes, dessinées par Monnet et gravées par Clément.

      A Paris, Chez Guillaume, libraire, An VI. de la République, 1798 - in-8° ; XII-256 pp.-(2)-2 pl. h.-t., demi-basane verte, dos lisse joliment orné, caissons or, titre or, tranches mouchetées, rel. de l’époque, très bel exemplaire. Carlsmith collection, 137. Ferguson, 283. Wantrup, Australian Rare Books, p. 72 (pour l’édition originale). Seconde et meilleure édition de la traduction française illustrée. Very nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La langue des calculs, ouvrage posthume et élémentaire. . . . (With) Laromiguière, Pierre (1756-1837). Paradoxes de Condillac

      Paris: Charles Houel, 1798. First edition. <p>Condillac, Étienne Bonnot (1714-80). (1) La langue des calculs, ouvrage posthume et élémentaire. . . . 8vo. [4], 484, [2, errata]pp. Paris: Charles Houel, An VI [1798]. 198 x 125 mm. (2) Laromiguière, Pierre (1756-1837). Paradoxes de Condillac. [2], 82pp. Paris: l&#39;Imprimerie de Guilleminet, 1805. Together 2 items, bound together in 20th century quarter morocco gilt, marbled boards. Occasional foxing, otherwise fine. Engraved portrait of Condillac tipped to verso of front free endpaper.</p> <p>(1) First Edition of a pioneering work on the philosophy of mathematics. A 2-volume 12mo edition was issued later the same year. "It was through his last works-La logique and, especially, La langue des calculs-that Condillac exercised the most decisive influence on the philosophical taste of the generation of scientists immediately following his own. Therein, like his predecessors in the rationalist tradition, he looked to mathematics as the exemplar of knowledge. He parted company with them, however, in developing the preference he had expressed in his early work for the analytic over the synthetic mode of reasoning. Geometry had lent itself to the abuses of the framers of systems, and it was algebra that would exhibit how the operations of any proper science are only those of a &#39;well-made language.&#39; Algebraic terms consist of a set of exact symbols. By convention they always mean the same thing. They are combined and manipulated according to rules of a perfectly exact syntax. Algebra, indeed, is at once a language and a method of analysis. By contrast, ordinary language is an inaccurate and clumsy instrument all rusted and corrupted by centuries of sophistry and superstition. To compare it with algebra would reveal the difference between science and the imperfections of life in society. "(Dictionary of Scientific Biography). </p> This work appeared as the final volume of the Oeuvres philosophiques, and on its own as above. The separate issue does not have the volume number on the half title, and the errata page relates only to this work, whereas in the collected issue it is part of the errata for all the volumes.</p><p>(2) First Edition. A critique of the Lange des calculs by the French philosopher Pierre Laromiguière, a pupil of Condillac and one of the great French thinkers of the nineteenth century. </p>

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        Night Thoughts. With the Life of the Author, and Notes Critical and Explanatory

      London: Printed by C. Wittingham for T. Heptinstall, 1798., 1798. 4to.; pp.364. Contemporary full blue straight-grained morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and fine extra gilt tooling to spine, gilt and blind panelling to boards, green end papers with gilt dentelle, all edges gilt. Engraved portrait frontispiece, engraved title page with vignette, and illustrated with 8 copper engraved plates after Stothard. A little foxing to border of plates; binding slightly rubbed. An attractive copy.

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        A Voyage round the World. Performed in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787, 1788, abridged from the Original French Journal of M. De La Peyrouse, which was lately published by M. Milet-Mureau, in Obedience to an order from the French government. To which are added: A Voyage from Manilla to California by Don Antonio Maurelle and an Abstract of the Voyage and Discoveries of the late Captain G. Vancouver

      Edinburgh: Printed by J. Moir for T. Brown; and sold by W. Coke Leith; Brash and Reid Glasgow; T. Hill Perth and elsewhere 1798. - Contemporary old leather covers with faded red morocco title label to the spine. 8vo. 7¼'' x 4½. Contains [xvi] 336 printed pages of text with folding map and three engraved plates. The half-title leaf has a piece of paper pasted across the top and printed T. U. George, below this the name 'Blandford' is by hand. Corners and ends rubbed, front hinge cracked, light age toning to the text block edges. La Pérouse was first published in English in 1785, Maurelle's circa 1780 and Vancouver's work in 1798. The Preface by the Editor is signed with the initial H, but the writer's identity is unknown. Member of the P.B.F.A. AMERICAN HISTORY [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Defense of the Old Testament, in a series of letters addressed to THOMAS PAINE, author of a book intitled, ¿The Age of Reason, Part the Second, being an Investigation of True and of Fabulous Theology.¿ By David Levi, author of LETTERS TO DR. PRIESTLEY, in Answer to his to the Jews, & c. & c. & c.

      Hogan & McElroy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1798 - BK112. 1-207 pages [=104 leaves], followed by 3 leaves of subscribers¿ names, followed by a leaf consisting of the printer¿s advertising his books. New leather binding. Inscription on front blank: Le[?] John Mitchelmo[]¿s February 1[0?]th , 182[4?]. Inscription on verso of page 207: Levi¿s defense in seven letters. Attractive full leather binding with raised bands, gilt lettering on spine. Slight browning of the pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Heliodori Aethiopicorum Libri Decem [bound with] The Aethiopian History of Heliodorus (1686 or 87)

      Ex Typographia Societatis Bipontinae, Argentorati 1798 - Two volumes. Volume one: xxxiv, [2], 267, [1] pp. Volume 2: 416 pp. 23 cm. In Greek & Latin. Both volumes interleaved with printed sheets from an early English translation, "The Aethiopian History," this being: [The Aethiopian History of Heliodorus. In Ten Books. The First Five Translated by a Person of Quality, the Last Five by N. Tate]. Text pages only, complete: Books 1-5: 227, [1] pages; books 6-10: 160 pages. 18 cm. (Octavo). Lacks the title page [London: Edward Poole, 1686 or 1687]. Contemporary half dark green morocco and marbled paper boards, marbled endpapers. The front boards of both volumes are detached, with rubbing to the boards, else very good. The text pages are clean and tight, with moderate age-toning. The text pages from the English edition are very good, with moderate age-toning and a few scattered small tears. From the series, Scriptores erotici Graeci [Greek erotic writers]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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