The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1798

        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

      Philadelphia:. ca. 1798.. 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.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
 2.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: EL ACCIPIES]
 3.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
 4.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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 .

      [Bookseller: Lyrical Ballad]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Jean-Pierre AUBERT]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Classic Books and Ephemera, IOBA]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR]
 8.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
 9.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
 10.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
 11.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Athena Rare Books ABAA]
 12.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hérodote]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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>

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
 14.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA Member]
 16.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
 18.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        OEUVRES DE MAITRE FRANCOIS RABELAIS

      1798 - 3 volumes (threebooks), reliure plein veau blond in-octavo (binding full calfskin in-octavo), dos long (spine without raised band) - richement décoré or (beautiful gilt decoration) - pièce de titre sur fond grenat avec filet or (label of title with gilt line) - pièce de tomaison mosaïquée sur fond grenat et vert foncé (label of volume numbering with patchwork leather - dark green and red peaces of leather), coiffes abimées, dentelle sur les plats (gilt lace on the covers) - premier plat du Tome I et III avec des épidermures (front cover of the Volume I and III with scratches), roulettes sur les coupes (fillets on the cuts) et dentelle sur les chasses (lace-like decoration on the turn-ins) - coupes légèrement frottées par endroits jusqu'au carton et notamment aux coins (rubbed cuts in places up to the cardboard in particular in corners), marque-page en tissu (bookmark in tissue), toutes tranches dorées (all edges gilt), pages de garde peignées à motif "caillouté" (painting endpapers - model paved), page de faux-titre (half title page), illustrations : 76 gravures non signées dont le frontispice (76 illustrations full page engraving of which the frontispiece), elles sont copiées sur diverses éditions dont la très célèbre donnée par Le Duchat en 1741, de naissances de rousseurs à légères rousseurs (of beginning of the redness marks in lightly redness marks), Tome I : XVI pages + 479 pages - Tome II :634 pages - Tome III : 595 pages, An VI (1798) à Paris Chez Ferdinand Bastien Imprimeur-Libraire - 463 rue de la Harpe, suivies des remarques publiées en Anglois par M. Peter Anthony Le Motteux, et traduites en François par C. D. M. [César de Missy] - nouvelle édition (followed by remarks published in English by Mr. Le Motteux, and translated into French by C. D. M. [César de Missy] - new edition) ."Un avis de Bastien détaille le tirage de cette luxueuse édition : Pour satisfaire les Amateurs, nous l'avons fait imprimer sur huit papiers différents; et pour rendre ces éditions plus rares, il n'en a été tiré que 250 exemplaires, en trois formats, in-8, in-4 et in-fol. sur papiers Vélin et d'Angoulême; et autant in-8 papier ordinaire, qui sont moins chers et à la portée du plus grand nombre.".RARETE due a son tout petit tirage.Superbe.en bon état malgré les légers défauts signalés (very good condition in spite of the small defects indicated). . La Librairie Guimard offre aux clients AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1200 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Guimard]
 19.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Oeuvres De Maitre Francois Rabelais, suivies des Remarques publiees en anglois par M. le Motteux, et traduites en francois par C. D. M. Nouvelle edition ornee de 76 gravures.

      Chez Ferdinand Bastien, Paris 1798 - First edition illustrated, three volumes, octavos. In good condition, all edges gilt, tooling to the spine, expertly rebacked. All plates present. An attractive set. One of the great writers of world literature, François Rabelais is considered among the creators of modern European writing (Bahtin, 1984). His most renowned work is Gargantua and Pantagruel, and its satire and scatalogical humor of this time of censorship and increasing religious oppression have won Rabelais consideration as ".the greatest writer in the French language" (Le Clézio, 2008). The French novelist Honoré de Balzac was directly inspired by Rabelais to write his Les Cent Contes Drolatiques, and he quotes Rabelais lavishly in his La Comédie humaine (Brix, 2005). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
 20.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        CONVERSACIONES DE LAURISO TRAGIENSE, PASTOR ARCADE SOBRE LOS VICIOS Y DEFECTOS DEL TEATRO MODERNO, Y EL MODO DE CORREGIRLOS Y ENMENDARLOS.

      - Traducidos de la lengua italiana por Santos Diez Gonzalez y Manuel de Valbuena. Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1798, 13x20, XXIV-557p. 8 magníficos grabados. En 8 hojas hay algunos párrafos marcados en margen a bolígrafo, por lo demás perfecto estado. Sello. Encuadernado en plena pasta española de época.- (Libro de profunda doctrina y ameno. El autor del texto italiano es el Padre G.A. Bianchi. Los traductores han enriquecido su versión castellana con notas eruditas). (33805).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
 21.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        MEMORIE STORICHE dell'antichissima città di Alba-Longa e dell'Albano moderno dedicate al Sig. Cardinale De Pierre De Bernis, divise in tre libri dall'Abate Roma, Zampel, 1787. Unito: Idem. LETTERA dell'autore delle Memorie Albane ed autore delle Memorie Aricine.

      Fulgoni,, Roma, 1798 - 2 opere in un gr. vol. in-4, pp. XVI, 271; (2), 38, leg. m. perg. coeva, carta dec. ai piatti, tass. al d. Tagli color. Con una gr. tav. inc. in rame ripiegata (mm. 186x265) raff. la veduta prospettica di Albano, con 17 rimandi. Altra tav. raff. il territorio del Lazio. Lozzi 32. Rara opera storica sull'antica città latina. Bell'esempl. su carta forte. [MM6-374]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
 22.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Voyages d'Antenor en Grèce et en Asie, avec des notions sur l'Egypte ; Manuscrit grec trouvé à Herculanum, traduit par E.-F. Lantier. Avec figures. Seconde édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée par l'Auteur.

      Belin et Bernard 1798 - COMPLET en 3 volumes in-8 de 348, 350 et 378 p., illustrés de 3 beaux frontispices gravés par Jourdan d'après Bonnet. Edition datée An VI de la Répubilque. Reliure d'époque en plein veau blond raciné, dos lisse très orné de fleurons, roulettes et plaques, pièces de titre de maroquin rouge et pièces de tomaison de maroquin vert, plats encadrés de dentelles, roulettes sur els coupes et dentelles intérieures, tranches dorées. Ex-libris armorié de Jules Henissart. Hors une infime épidermure sur le volume 2, très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Quillet]
 23.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Palais, Maisons, et autres edifices modernes, dessines a Rome; Publies a Paris, l'an 6 de la Republique (1798, v. st.).

      1798 1798 - Paris: Ducamp, (1798). Folio. Cloth backed marbled paper boards. (8, 4, 40pp. text). Complete with engrv. title-vignette, engrv. chapter-heading, and 100 engraved plates. Includes List of Subscribers. 1st edition. Some foxing and old water staining on prelims. Scarce. NOTE: The authors' reputation with this work resulted in their appointment to redecorate the Malmaison Palace for Josephine Bonaparte in 1800-1802.

      [Bookseller: Berkelouw Books]
 24.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
 25.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        La Nouvelle Maison Rustique, ou Économie Rurale, Pratique et Générale de tous les biens de Campagne [vols. 1 & 2]

      Deterville Desray, Paris 1798 - "Nouvelle Édition, entièrement refondue, considérablement augmentée et mise en ordre, d'après les expériences les plus sûres, les auteurs les plus estimés, les mémoires et les procédés de cultivateurs, amateurs et artistes, chacun dans les parties qui les concernent par J.-F. Bastien." Volumes 1 and 2 of 3: [4], xvi, 889, [1] p.; [4], iv, 899, [1] p.: 40 leaves of copperplate engravings (17 folded); 27 cm. Contemporary full speckled calf six spine compartments between raised bands; red morocco labels in second compartments with gilt-tooled title. Gilt-tooled decoration in other compartments. All page edges are speckled red. Marbled endpapers. Vol. 1 p. 237 has a small newspaper clipping in French attached to the lower margin about the increase in the weight of cattle in England from 1700 to 1801. In Good Condition: much of gilt on spine lacking; leather is rubbed; loss of leather at ends of spine and corners; indentation along top edge of vol. 1 front board; joints generally starting from ends, but hinges are tight; soiling, primarily along edges of pages; scattered foxing; old faint dampstain through much of vol. 1; tear from lower corner of vol. 1 p. 675-6, without loss of text; old dampstain on lower corner of a few pages of vol. 2, not touching text; upper corner of last leaf of vol. 2 lacking, without loss of text; no pencil or ink marks.

      [Bookseller: Classic Books and Ephemera, IOBA]
 26.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Flora Londinensis; or, Plates and Descriptions of such Plants as grow wild in the Environs of London

      printed for and sold by the Author & B.White & Son (vol.I), for the author (vol.II), London 1798 - Contemporary full tree calf, covers with a gilt roll tool border, upper covers with central arms in gilt of Lord Willoughby de Broke, expertly rebacked to style, flat spine in seven compartments divided by gilt roll tools, red and green morocco labels in the second and fourth compartments, the others with a repeat overall decoration in gilt Provenance: John Peyto-Verney, Lord Willoughby de Broke (1738-1816, arms in gilt on the upper cover); Robert John Verney, Lord Willoughby de Broke (1809-1862, armorial bookplate) Rare first edition of the first English colour-plate national flora: a large copy with wide margins to both plates and text. Curtis, with the support of Lord Bute, published the first part in 1775. For "ten years he continued . at his congenial but unremunerative task, [and] by 1787, the results of his labour were two splendid folio volumes and a deficit that made the continuance of his venture impossible. He understood the cause of the trouble and saw the remedy: if his clients refused to buy folio pictures of the unassuming plants that grew by the wayside, he would win their patronage with octavo engravings of the bright flowers that filled their gardens. Thus, in 1787, The Botanical Magazine was born" (Blunt. p.212). The success of the magazine allowed Curtis to continue the publication of the Flora Londiniensis , the former, as Curtis put it, providing the "pudding", the latter the greater satisfaction and the critical acclaim from his peers. The majority of the illustrations in the first volume are by William Kilburn with the rest of the plates divided between James Sowerby and Sydenham Edwards. The present copy, includes the "Catalogue of certain plants, growing wild in the environs of Settle" (here bound in the second volume). Unusually, the second volume here includes the three individual fascicule indices which were often discarded. Dunthorne 87; Great Flower Books (1990) p.88; Henrey III, 595; Hunt 650; Nissen BBI 439; Stafleu & Cowan 1286. (17 7/8 x 11 inches). Engraved oval title vignette to vol.I, 432 hand-coloured engraved plates, after Sydenham Edwards, James Sowerby and William Kilburn, with some plates printed in colours and hand-coloured, as issued. 2pp. subscriber list in vol. 1, general index to fascicules 1-3 in vol. 1 and part indices to fascicules 4-6 in vol. 2. Plates in vol. 1 with period manuscript numbering in the lower left corner of each plate. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
 27.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Histoire Naturelle des Minéraux.

      - Dordrecht, A. Blussé & Fils, 1798. 4to (282 x 225 mm). 5 volumes (bound in 2). pp. (4), 253; (4), 262; (4), 277; (4), 204; (4), (324), Contemporary calf, spines with 2 gilt lettered labels. The complete section on minerals of Buffon's famous 'Histoire Naturelle'. The first work 'to present the previously isolated and apparently disconnected facts of natural history in a generally intelligible form' (Encyclop. Brit.). The present copy is from the Buffon edition published in Dordrecht, the so-called 'l'Allemand' edition. It is the only 4to edition to rival the original French Imprimerie Royale edition (1749-1804) in 44 volumes. It does not contain the later published volumes by Lacépède on fishes and whales, as these were published after the date of above edition, it however contains numerous additions by l'Allemand which were included in the later French Buffon editions. "Buffon's work is of exceptional importance because of its diversity, richness, originality, and influence. Buffon was among the first to create an autonomous science, free of any theological influence. He emphasized the importance of natural history and the great length of geological time" (DSB).Landwehr, Studies in Dutch Books with coloured plates, 45; Piveteau 150; Sinkankas 1036. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Notice Historique Pour et Contre Les Descentes Qui Ont Ete Faites Dans Les Isles Britanniques Depuis Guillaume-le-Conquerant jusu'a nos jours, Avec une Carte Enluminee gravee d'apres P. F. Tardieu

      Sur le Pas-de-Calais 1798 - 8vo. iv,(i),106pp. Bound to style in half leather; red leather lettering label, gilt, mottled paper boards with tooling in blind; handmade paper end papers. With the large folding map of the British Isles by Tardieu. A fine copy. In French. Divided into sections by name or group and attributed to the Comte de Girardin (1762-1827). Rare. Lowndes p. 274. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
 29.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Versuch die Gesetze magnetischer Erscheinungen aus Säzen der Naturmetaphysik mithin a priori zu entwikeln.

      Tübingen, Jacob Friedrich Heerbrandt, 1798,. Kart.der Zeit, xvi, [1], 271 S., [1], mir rotem u. grünem Rückenschildchen. Einband gering berieben u. abgegriffen; Kanten u. Ecken leicht beschabt. Gestempelt auf Titel u. erster Seite; Besitzersignatur mit Zeichenstift auf Titel; mit Buntstift auf Vorsatz.. Seiten stellenweise minimal altersgebräunt. Ansonst sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Selten. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. Please notify beforehand, if you want to visit us and see a specific book. Unser ZVAB-Bücher-Bestand befindet sich in unserem Lager am Stadtrand Prags, nicht in unserem Geschäft. Bitte, teilen Sie uns vorher mit wenn Sie uns besuchen möchten und bestimmtes Buch auswählen wollten *.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
 30.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Gesamtans., "Die Stadt Hirschberg in Schlesien".

      . altkol. Umrißkupferstich v. D. Berger n. Reinhardt, dat. 1798, 27 x 39,5. Daniel Berger ( 1744 - 1824, Kupferstecher in Berlin ) stach Riesengebirgsmotive nach Bildern von Carl Christoph Reinhardt ( 1733 - 1827 ). - Das Blatt ist altgerahmt ( Goldrahmen mit Schrägschnittpassepartout ).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 31.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Playbill: Wild Oats, Or, The Strolling Gentlemen; Modern Antiques; or, The Merry Mourners; Harlequin Triumphant; or, The Magic Cave

      [Liverpool]: 7 September, 1798. Theatrical playbill, 30.5 x 18.5 cm., offsetting but very good. Rare eighteenth-century Liverpool playbill for the performance of two plays by John O&#39;Keeffe and an older pantomime called "Harlequin Triumphant". The second play on the bill was "Modern Antiques, or the Merry Mourners", showing &#39;for the first time these 3 years&#39;, meaning that the bill is testament to the enduring appeal of O&#39;Keeffe&#39;s farce on antiquarians and collectors. The play was first performed in London in 1791, the same year that the first play on the bill, "Wild Oats, or, the Strolling Gentlemen", was performed (see Recollections of the Life of John O&#39;Keeffe, pp. 158ff). Although not named here, this is known to relate to a performance at the Liverpool Theatre Royal, as a known example dated the day previous advertises this production at that time and place (Hordern House have a scan of this second playbill).

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Die in sechs Versarten eingekleidete teutsche Orthographie für Liebhaber derselben mit grossem Fleiss gemacht und an das Licht gebracht von Johann Christian Medau", ein handgeschriebenes frühes Rechtschreibebuch in Versform aus dem Jahre 1798.

      . in-8vo, 100 Bl. festes Papier (2 Bl. fehlen), Original-Pappband, marmoriert, etwas abgegriffen.. Mit dem Vorwort "Die Orthographie ist der Hauptmann der Schreiber", eine ironische Einführung in die Notwendigkeit der Orthographie mit Datum und Actum: "Brandenburg, am 15. Januar 1798, folgsamster Diener, Johann Christian Medau". Beispielsätze in sechzeiligen Versstrophen demonstrieren die Schreibweise bestimmter Worte oder Wortteile, wobei diese jeweils in grüner oder roter Tinte geschrieben wurden, um sie hervorzuheben. In schöner deutscher Kurrentschrift auf handgezogenem Papier geschrieben. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
 33.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Inledning til chemien. + Anledning til föreläsningar öfver chemiens beskaffenhet och nytta, samt naturliga kroppars almännaste skiljaktigheter af T. B.

      1798 - Åbo, Frenckellska boktryckeriet, 1798. 8:o. (4),150,(1) pp. + Stockholm, C. Stolpe, 1779. 8:o. (2),63,(1) pp. Slightly worn but nice contemporary half calf with raised bands, sparingly gilt spine and a light label. Sprinkled edges. Some minor stains. Signature. Moström Torbern Bergman A Bibliography of his Works 132 for the second work. "Introduction to chemistry" by Gadolin has been called "the first modern Scandinavian book on chemistry". The Finnish chemist Johan Gadolin (1760-1852) studied in Turku, having P. A. Gadd as his teacher and later in Uppsala Torbern Bergman. Gadolin's "Inledning" was published as he took his place as a professor of chemistry in Turku. It was used frequently among students in the Nordic universities and has its basis in the works of Fourcroy and Lavoisier. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
 34.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Voyages Historiques et Geographiques

      - Dans les pays situés entre la Mer Noire et Mer Caspienne; contenant des détails nouveaux sur les peuples qui les habitent, des observations relatives a la topographie ancienne et moderne de cette contrée, un vocabulaire des dialectes du Caucase et deux grandes cartes géographiques; suivis d'un Voyage en Crimée et dans les parties méridionales de l'Empire Russe. Three parts in one volume. Deterville, Paris, 1798. Contemporary full tree-calf with elaborate gilt diamond patterned spine with flower motif and decorative gilt bands; crimson morocco title label; 4to. Second Edition. Large paper copy. Half titles and two engraved folding maps, one large. A fine example of this work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Classic Bindings ABA ILAB]
 35.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        AELII ANTONII NEBRISSENSIS DE INSTITUTIONE GRAMMATICAE

      Por la Viuda e Hijo de Aguasvivas - Barcelona. 1798. Octavo menor. Bilingue. 1h+304Pág+1h. Curioso ejemplar en muy buen estado de la clasica gramatica de Nebrija. Ref 7.7 Biblioteca A [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
 36.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        The Works.

      London 1798. (Nachdruck, Hildesheim 1975-77).. 10 Bde. (in 11 gebunden, Bd. 11 = Tafelband). Gr.-8vo. Zusammen ca. 4300 Seiten. Originale Verlagsleinen. (Anglistica & Americana. A Series of Reprints selected by Bernhard Fabian, Edgar Mertner, Karl Schneider und Marvin Spevack, 157). (St.a.Tbrückseiten und Schnitt, sonst guter Zustand). (NP 938,-- EUR)..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat + Verlag Klaus Breinlich]
 37.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Eine schöne Auslegung des Eydschwures: Was ein jeder Finger bedeut und ausweist, allen frommen Christen vor Augen gestellt und beschrieben

      Erstlich gedruckt zu Augsburg, im Jahre 1798.. Mit einer großen Holzschnitt-Illustration, eine Hand zeigend mit den den einzelnen Fingern und der Handinnenfläche zugeordneten Bedeutungen. Satzspiegel: 21,9 x 35, 1 cm. - Illustration: 16,7 x 12,3 cm. - Blattgröße: 35 x 41 cm. Der umfangreiche, dreispaltige Text um die Illustration beschreibt zuerst die Bedeutung des Eides, die erforderliche Fingerstellung bei der Ablegung, um sich dann mit warnenden Beispielen den Folgen eines Meineides zu widmen: Ein aus "Losanna" (sic!) am Genfersee stammender Wirt war vor Gericht wegen der Beweisführung in eine Rechtsstreit meineidig geworden und so geschah, dass "dieser elende Wirth alsbald niedersank, sein elender Leib kohlscharz ward, und gleich übereinander hockend, todt ist". - Im benachbarten Genf starb eine meineidig gewordene vornehme Frau; zwanzig Jahre später wurde ihr Grab geöffnet und es ergab sich "... daß der ganze Leichnam verzehrt, bis an den rechten Arm und Hand, welche ganz unverwesen, doch kohlschwarz, mit aufgehebten Fingern allda gefunden worden". Auch ein Pressburger Messerschmied wurde mit einer kohlschwarzen Hand und einen drei Tage später erfolgtem Tod wegen seines Meineides bestraft! Einem in Lübeck erbschleichenden Wirt brannte das eigene Haus ab, in das von ihm daraufhin aufgesuchte neue Haus fand er dann letztendlich den Feuertod. - Die Beispiele zeigen klar und deutlich, dass ein Verstoß gegen § 154 StGB nicht nur weltliche, sonder auch göttliche Ahndung nach sich ziehen kann! - Mehrfach gefaltet. Feucht- und braunfleckig, oberer weißer Rand stärker gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A Sketch of the Revolutions in Chemistry

      Philadelphia: Samuel H Smith, 1798 First Edition. A very good copy internally; bdg. broken. 8vo.,.Smith died at a very young age. This oration to the Chemical Society of Philadelphia and a handful of papers in the Am. Philos. Soc. Trans. constitute his published work. The essay offered here is a reveiw of the history and acceptance of Lavoisier's doctrines. It appears to have made quite an impression when read, the Society immediately requested that it be published. Robert Hare mentions Smith as a precocious talent when noting that his mineral collection was donated to the Am. Philos. Soc..

      [Bookseller: Palinurus Antiquarian Books ]
 39.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        General View of the Agriculture of the Counties of Roxburgh and Selkirk; With Observations on the Means of Their Improvement drawn up for the Consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement

      London Richard Phillips 1798. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover rubbed and bumped with edge and corner wear. Front cover cracked at joint but holding. Spine rubbed with wear to base. Minor tears at map folds but not impacting on main body of the illustrations. Scattered foxing. Contents tight First Edition Quarter-leather cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xv, 378pp. 2 hand-coloured folding engraved maps and 2 engraved plates.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
 40.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  


        [Illustrated manuscript, possibly school essays, devoted to Barbados and to Petrarch].[The Netherlands, ca. 1840/50]. 4to (28×22 cm). Manuscript in Dutch, written in ink on paper, with 5 ink and wash drawings: a large view of Bridgetown, Barbados (11×14.5 cm) and smaller illustrations related to Petrarch. With the sewn quires loosely inserted in a contemporary wrapper.

      An anonymous Dutch-language manuscript on paper, illustrated with 5 ink and ink wash drawings. It gives information about the present situation, some history, notes sugar cane as its most important product, and gives details of the number and value of Barbados's slaves in 1798 and 1809. It refers to Speightstown, "Hole" or "Jamestown" [=Holetown] and "Austins" [=Oistins] as the only other cities of importance on the island. The account of Barbados appears on pages 1 to 13, while pages 13 to 25, written in the same hand discuss the 14th-century Italian poet Petrarch, with 4 illustrations. The latest date mentioned in the account of Barbados is the estimated value of the slaves on the island in 1809. It does not mention the abolition of slavery there in 1834, but the manuscript must have been written somewhat later than that. The 3 sewn quires containing pp. 1-24 are loosely inserted in the folded sheet forming the wrapper and endpapers (with p. 25 of the text). Untrimmed and in very good condition, with only a faint marginal stain in the first leaf. The wrapper has a few small tears.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
 41.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        A Speculation touching Electric Conduction and the Nature of Matter" in The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, 3, 1844, pp. 136-144

      FIRST EDITION of "the first account of Faraday&#39;s fundamental ideas on matter and, in particular, on the nature of the space between its constituent particles" Science in the Making, 1798-1850, p. 214). Here Faraday develops the hypothesis that atoms are not matter having a finite dimension, but instead are &#39;centers of foce&#39; and that the force from each atom extends outward, filling all of space. "That such space exists is deduced from the fact that atoms &#39;though grouped and held together by their powers, do not touch each other, otherwise pressure or cold could not make a body contract into a smaller bulk&#39;. He then poses the questions, &#39;if space be a conductor how then can shell-lac, sulphur etc. insulate? for space permeates them in every direction. Or if space be an insulator, how can a metal or other similar body conduct&#39;. Faraday&#39;s answer to this problem is to remove the distinction between the nuclei of matter and the powers of forces surrounding them. He considers the disposition in space of these forces (not necessarily spherical, although emanating from a centre) and their extent (throughout &#39;all space to which gravitation extends, including the sun and its system&#39;). As to the nuclei -- the centres of the forces -- he dismisses them as being inconsequential. Why, he asks, &#39;assume the existence of that of which we are ignorant, which we cannot conceive, and for which there is no philosophical necessity?&#39;. To Faraday, therefore, matter was to be identified and its properties explained in terms of point centres surrounded by forces... Rather than being associated with the nucleus of the centre of force, Faraday regards it as permeating the whole region of influence of the force itself. Viewed in this way, his ideas could be interpreted as providing a foretaste of particle-wave duality as developed in the following century. This is most clearly seen by his explanation of the chemical interaction between atoms in which he uses the analogy of &#39;the conjunction of sea waves of different velocities into one, their perfect union for a time and (their) final separation into the constituent waves&#39;" (ibid). CONDITION & DETAILS: (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 213 x 138mm). [viii], 552, [2], 4. Faraday paper: pp. 136-144. Ex-libris bearing only a small paper label at the spine and a discreet stamp on the title page. Bound in three quarter polished black calf over marbled paper boards. GIlt-ruled and lettered at the spine. Minor rubbing and scuffing; tightly and solidly bound. Slight age toning and foxing. Very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
 42.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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&#39;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. &#10087; 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. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
 43.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Geometrie descriptive. Lecons donnees aux Ecoles Normales, l'An 3 de la Republique.

      Paris, Baudouin, An VII (1798 / 1799).. 4°. Mit 25 Kupfertafeln. VII, 132 SS. Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rsch. (etw. fleckig, Kanten u. Ecken gering beschabt).. Poggendorf, II, 184.- Erste Ausgabe des bahnbrechenden Werks.- Der französische Mathematiker und Physiker Monge (* 10. Mai 1746 in Beaune; 28. Juli 1818 in Paris) hat sich namentlich durch die Schöpfung der darstellenden (deskriptiven) Geometrie verdient gemacht. Er erhielt bereits 1762 in Lyon ein Lehramt und kam dann an die Artillerieschule bei Mezieres, wurde 1765 Professor der Mathematik und 1771 der Physik. Nachdem er 1780 in die Akademie der Wissenschaften aufgenommen worden war, übernahm er in Paris die Professur für Hydrodynamik. Als 1792 die Republik ausgerufen wurde, wurde er Marineminister. In dieser Funktion musste er das Todesurteil an König Ludwig XVI. vollstrecken lassen. Einige Monate später legte er sein Amt nieder, da er den vielen konkurrierenden Parteien nicht gerecht werden konnte und trat an die Spitze der Gewehrfabriken, Geschützgießereien und Pulvermühlen der Republik. 1794 begründete er die Ecole Polytechnique in Paris und bekleidete dort die Professur für Mathematik. Napoleon berief Monge als Mitglied der Expedition nach Ägypten, wo er von 1798 bis 1799 das Direktorium des Ägyptischen Instituts übernahm.- Innendeckel mit Bibl.-Schildchen, Titel mit Bibl.-Stempel. Papier etw. gebräunt, stellenweise braunfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Meindl & Sulzmann OG]
 44.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        A NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF VENTURE, A NATIVE OF AFRICA: BUT RESIDENT ABOVE SIXTY YEARS IN THE UNITE[D STATES OF] AMERICA

      New-London: Printed by C. Holt, 1798.. 32pp. Gathered signatures, unbound. Titlepage, preface leaf, and first leaf of text torn in the foredge, costing nine letters of text in the title (as noted by the brackets, above), and a few letters on the preface leaf. Two ink ownership inscriptions at head of titlepage. Some tissue repairs mending closed tears in the text. Tanning, scattered foxing. A decent copy of a rare work. In a half morocco box. A extremely rare and early American slave narrative, generally considered the earliest such printed text. It is also an uncommon account of African slavery in colonial New England. According to Smith, he was the son of an African prince, captured at age eight by enemies, and sold on board a Rhode Island ship in the mid 1730s. He was named Venture by his first owner, and he assumed the surname of Oliver Smith, his last owner, who had allowed him to purchase his freedom. Smith describes his youth in Africa, his capture and delivery to America via Barbados, arrival at Rhode Island, and experiences as a slave. Beginning at age nine he worked at carding wool, and was assigned other tasks, with the threat of beatings if he did not perform well. He also describes his marriage to a fellow slave, named Meg, his being sold to various masters, and his unsuccessful escape attempt, accompanied by an enslaved Irishman, in which they attempted to go to Mississippi. The final chapter describes Venture&#39;s life after he bought his freedom, discussing his various business attempts (including operating a clamming vessel, staffed by four black men), and his purchasing the freedom of his wife, his children, and at least one other African slave. "In the 1897 edition of the Narrative, H. M. Selden states that there is a tradition that Venture&#39;s amanuensis was Elisha Niles of Chatham, who had been a school-teacher, and also a Revolutionary soldier. According to the same authority, the following epitaph appears on Venture&#39;s headstone in a graveyard in East Haddam: &#39;Sacred to the Memory of Venture Smith, African. Though the son of a King, he was kidnapped and sold as a slave, but by his industry he acquired money to purchase his freedom. Who Died Sept. 19, 1805, In ye 77th Year of His Age&#39;" - Sabin. The preface, apparently written by Elisha Niles, praises Smith, asserting that "the reader may here see a Franklin and a Washington, in a state of nature, or rather in a state of slavery. Destitute as he is of all education, and broken by hardships and infirmities of age, he still exhibits striking traces of native ingenuity and good sense." The final page of text consists of a "certificate" from five residents of Stonington, attesting to the veracity of Smith&#39;s account, and noting that he not only bought his own freedom, but that of his wife and children, eventually settling in East Haddam. ESTC gives four locations, at the American Antiquarian Society, Boston Public Library, Connecticut College, and Connecticut Historical Society. There are also two copies at Yale (one lacking the title), a copy at The New York Public Library, at the Peabody Essex Museum, and a copy in the Blockson Collection at Temple (noting only 24pp., but giving a complete collation to leaf D4). A remarkable, and rare, African-American slave narrative. EVANS 34560. ESTC W13703. TRUMBULL 2422. JOHNSON 1368. SABIN 84480. BLOCKSON, p.474. WORK, p.303. OCLC 475094095, 5393421.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 45.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        An elucidation of several parts of his majesty's regulations for the formations and movements of cavalry.

      printed for the War Office by T. Egerton, [London] 1798 - First edition, 8vo, pp. [6], [iii]-iv, 5-54, without the final advertisement leaf; 31 hand-colored folding plates of lines of battle, troop movements, attacks, etc.; contemporary marbled boards, neatly rebacked in beige cloth, green cloth label lettered in gilt on spine; first gathering loosening, else generally a very good, sound copy. Ex- Royal United Service Institution, with their engraved bookplate, and with a small release stamp; no other markings. The text is in 2 parts, the second part, with continuous pagination and register, with the title, On Movements and Attacks; with Reference to the Appendix in His Majesty's Regulations for Cavalry," and the plates are divided 12 and 19 respectively. The text is signed at the end: J. G. L. M. OCLC and ESTC locate a total of 7 copies, only Yale and the U.S. Military Academy in the U.S. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
 46.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        An elucidation of several parts of his majesty&#39;s regulations for the formations and movements of cavalry

      [London]: printed for the War Office by T. Egerton. 1798. "First edition, 8vo, pp. [6], [iii]-iv, 5-54, without the final advertisement leaf; 31 hand-colored folding plates of lines of battle, troop movements, attacks, etc.; contemporary marbled boards, neatly rebacked in beige cloth, green cloth label lettered in gilt on spine; first gathering loosening, else generally a very good, sound copy. Ex- Royal United Service Institution, with their engraved bookplate, and with a small release stamp; no other markings. & & The text is in 2 parts, the second part, with continuous pagination and register, with the title, On Movements and Attacks; with Reference to the Appendix in His Majesty&#39;s Regulations for Cavalry,"" and the plates are divided 12 and 19 respectively. The text is signed at the end: J. G. L. M. & & OCLC and ESTC locate a total of 7 copies, only Yale and the U.S. Military Academy in the U.S. "

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
 47.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Instructions for Forming a Regiment of Infantry for Parade of Excercise together with The Eighteen Manoeuvres, as ordered to be practised by His Majesty's Infantry Forces, accompanied by Explainations and Diagrams

      London T Egerton 1798. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Cover is rubbed and bumped. Spine cracked. Top half of paper spine missing. Front board cracked. Front hinge detached at top. Hand-made uncut paper. Inscribed on front end paper. Page edges rubbed and browned. Pages 114-118 loose. Very slight foxing in places. In main tightly bound with clean content First Edition Grey hardback cover 150mm x 230mm (6" x 9"). pp139. Parade of excercise diagrams. Preface address to Colonel David Scott commanding The First Regiment of Royal India Volunteers by Captain H Dickinson, 1st Regiment REI Volunteers.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
 48.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.