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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]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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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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        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]

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        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]

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

      - 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]
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        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]

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

      Paris: Deterville & Desray, An VI - 1798. - 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]

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        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.

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        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]

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        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]
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        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]
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        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 *.

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        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 ).

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        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'Keeffe and an older pantomime called "Harlequin Triumphant". The second play on the bill was "Modern Antiques, or the Merry Mourners", showing 'for the first time these 3 years', meaning that the bill is testament to the enduring appeal of O'Keeffe'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'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).

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        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.

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        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]

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        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]

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        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]

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        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)..

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        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.

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        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..

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        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.

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        [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.

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        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'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 'centers of foce' and that the force from each atom extends outward, filling all of space. "That such space exists is deduced from the fact that atoms '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'. He then poses the questions, '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'. Faraday'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 'all space to which gravitation extends, including the sun and its system'). As to the nuclei -- the centres of the forces -- he dismisses them as being inconsequential. Why, he asks, 'assume the existence of that of which we are ignorant, which we cannot conceive, and for which there is no philosophical necessity?'. 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 'the conjunction of sea waves of different velocities into one, their perfect union for a time and (their) final separation into the constituent waves'" (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.

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

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

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        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.

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        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'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'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's headstone in a graveyard in East Haddam: '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'" - 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'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.

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        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]

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        An elucidation of several parts of his majesty'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'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. "

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        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.

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        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'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 'centers of foce' and that the force from each atom extends outward, filling all of space. "That such space exists is deduced from the fact that atoms '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'. He then poses the questions, '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'. Faraday'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 'all space to which gravitation extends, including the sun and its system'). As to the nuclei -- the centres of the forces -- he dismisses them as being inconsequential. Why, he asks, 'assume the existence of that of which we are ignorant, which we cannot conceive, and for which there is no philosophical necessity?'. 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 'the conjunction of sea waves of different velocities into one, their perfect union for a time and (their) final separation into the constituent waves'" (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.

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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... PRINCIPALLY WITH A VIEW TO ASCERTAIN THE EXISTENCE OF ANY NAVIGABLE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE NORTH PACIFIC AND NORTH ATLANTIC OCEANS; AND PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1790...[–] 1795, IN THE DISCOVERY SLOOP OF WAR, AND THE ARMED TENDER CHATHAM

      London: Printed for G.G. & J. Robinson and J. Edwards, 1798.. Four volumes including atlas volume of plates and maps. Quarto text volumes: [8],xxix,[8],432; [10],504; [10],505,[3]pp. plus eighteen plates. Folio atlas: Ten folding engraved charts, six engraved plates of coastal profiles. Text volumes: Contemporary mottled calf, gilt border, expertly rebacked to style with richly gilt spine, leather labels. Internally very clean. Atlas: Bound in matching style in quarter calf and marbled boards, spine richly gilt, leather labels. Maps and coastal profiles mounted on guards, some slight soiling on a few margins. A very good copy. A nice first edition of Vancouver, including the atlas: a cornerstone work on the exploration of the Pacific and the northwest coast of America. "This voyage became one of the most important ever made in the interests of geographical knowledge" (Hill). Vancouver was put in command of the expedition on the recommendation of his old commanding officer, Alan Gardner. He had served earlier with 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). Vancouver must be considered, along with Cook, La Pérouse, and Malaspina, as one the greatest explorers of the late 18th century. "All four visited the northwest coast, but only Vancouver surveyed the enormous extent of the coast from Southern California to Cook Inlet...His meticulous survey literally put on the map of the world the intricacies of Puget Sound, Hood Canal, and the western coast of mainland Canada" - Tweney. COWAN (1914), p.236 ("superior to any of its kind, and constitutes the chiefest source of authority of that period"). COWAN (1933), pp.654-55. COX II, p.30 ("one of the most important voyages ever made in the interests of geographical knowledge"). FERGUSON I:281. FITZPATRICK, EARLY MAPPING OF HAWAII ("Vancouver's voyage resulted in the first published map of Hawaii to depict the islands in their entirety"), pp.39-43. FORBES I:298. GRAFF 4456. JCB 2009. JONES 667. JUDD 178. LADA- MOCARSKI 55. LANDE 1495. NMM 142. O'REILLY & REITMAN 635. SMITH, PACIFIC NORTHWEST AMERICANA 10469. STATON & TREMAINE 688. STRATHERN 582. STREETER SALE 3497. TWENEY 78. WAGNER NORTHWEST COAST, pp.853-60. WANTRUP 63a. WICKERSHAM 6601. ZAMORANO 80, 77. A. David, "Vancouver's Methods and Surveys" in Fisher & Johnston (editors), FROM MAPS TO METAPHORS: THE PACIFIC WORLD OF GEORGE VANCOUVER (UBC Press, 1993), p.68.

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        Narrative of the Shipwreck of the Juno on the coast of Aracan, and of the singular preservation of fourteen of her Company on the Wreck, without Food, during a Period of Twenty-three Days

      Narrative of a shipwreck in the East Indies. 1798. London. Debrett. In 8vo (175 mm x 105 mm). viii + 62 pp. Unbound. Traces of a former binding, some foxing traces, toned.Second edition. Printed the same year as the first, by the same printer. The Juno was part of the East India Company; it sailed carrying somewhere around 50 people from Rangoon. The ship wrecked in 1795 off the coast of Aracan, Mackay tells a compelling story of the wreck itself, and the hardships suffered by the survivors. Although there is a mention on the title page about illustrations, there are in fact none, neither there should be. The work was published 4 times in 1798.

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        Reise nach den Bade-Oertern Karlsbad, Eger und Töplitz im Jahre 1797. In Briefen.

      Leipzig, Verlag Voß und Comp. 1798;. EA; ca 16x10 cm; XVI, 284 (4) Seiten mit gest. Frontispiz, gest. Titelblatt mit Vignette und gest. Schlußvignette; Kartoneinband d. Zt. mit farbigem Rückenschild (Einband gering bestoßen, Titelblatt und gegenüberliegendes Blatt mit kleinem Braunfleck am oberen Rand [geringfügig], vorderes fliegendes Vorsatzblatt [leer] fehlt größtenteils, kleiner Stempel auf Frontispizrückseite; sonst gutes, sauberes Exemplar); EA;.

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        Kst.- Karte, aus La Perouse, "Carte des Decouvertes au Nord du Japon Faites en 1643 par les Vaisseaux Hollandais le Kastrikum et le Breskens, comprenant la terre de Jeso, l'Ile des Etats et la terre de la Companie, dont partie a ete reconnue 1787 par les Fregates Francaises de Boußole et l' Astrolabe".

      . um 1798, 49 x 67,5. Oben mittig 2 kleine Einsatzkarten der Provinz Osju ( historischer Vergleich zwischen Scheuchzer und Kaempfer ), unten links eine Ansicht "Vue de terre de la Compagnie". - Restauriert.

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        John Adams declares a day of Fasting Humiliation and Prayer on the news of the XYZ affair as reported in the Connecticut Journal

      The 5 April 1798 edition of The Connecticut Journal (New Haven: Printed by Thomas and Samuel Green, opposite the Post-Office) 4pp. 10" x 16.25". Light to moderate dampstains, weak at spines with partial separations, light creases, expected marginal wear, lower corner chip, overall paper still pliable and soft. Very good condition.A superb issue documenting the furor in Federalist circles over the recently -disclosed XYZ Affair which precipitated the undeclared naval conflict with France known today as the "Quasi War." Although Adams had yet to give exact details of what had happened, rumors of war were already flying. The issue includes, on page two, Adams' Proclamation of "Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer." Adams declared, only days after he informed Congress of the failure of diplomatic efforts to cease French seizures of American merchant vessels: "as the United States of America are at present placed in a hazardous and afflictive situation by the unfriendly disposition, conduct, and de

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        VOYAGE EN NORWEGE, EN DANEMARK ET EN RUSSIE DANS LES ANNEES 1788, 89, 90 ET 91.

      PARIS (JOSSE, POUGENS) 1798 - SWINTON (ANDREW) VOYAGE EN NORWEGE, EN DANEMARK ET EN RUSSIE DANS LES ANNEES 1788, 89, 90 ET 91. SUIVI D’UNE LETTRE DE RICHER-CERISY SUR LA RUSSIE. PARIS (JOSSE, POUGENS) 1798 2 VOL, RELIE EN 1, IN-8°, (20 X 12.5 CM), PLEIN VEAU RACINE EPOQUE, DOS RICHEMENT ORNE, LISERES D’OR SUR LES PLATS, DECORATION DOREE SUR LES TR. VIII – 320 PP – 2 FF – 351 PP. TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE. LA LETTRE REDIGEE PAR RICHER-CERISY EST UN VERITABLE PLAIDOYER EN FAVEUR DE LA RUSSIE ET DE SES REGENTS. PAYPAL ACCEPTE UNIQUEMENT POUR L’ETRANGER, MERCI DE VOTRE COMPREHENSION. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Morning after the Storm. The husband's return. Le Matin devenu Calme. Le retour du mari

      Published by William Redmore Bigg, London 1798 - A lovely genre picture after the celebrated artist William Redmore Bigg which demonstrates familial love. In this excellent colour mezzotint, William Ward's fine engraving conveys the charm of Bigg's painting, and illustrates a sensibility and concern for familial warmth that has, to a definite degree, since been lost. Bigg's early Romantic narratives anticipate the "good" people in Dickens' novels for whom familial affection and constancy are ultimate values, unattainable to those in whom personal greed and envy predominates. Bigg has selected his moment well, The fisherman's family has endured hours of imagining and not knowing his fate, listening to the storm rage outside. Now he is safely home and all is well. The family gathers happily but quietly around him, his wife and eldest son help him remove his sea-drenched top-coat. Another son kneels at his feet with a boot-jack. Two more children warm some dry clothes over the fire. The youngest daughter watches the baby whilst her father's needs are dealt with. With skill and beauty Bigg's expresses this happy release from anxiety. Colour printed mezzotint with additional hand-colouring. In good condition with the exception of some neat repairs to the plate mark.

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        Memoria sobre a cultura, e preparação do girofeiro aromatico vulgo cravo da India nas Ilhas de Bourbon, e Cayena, extrahida dos Annaes de Chymica (e outras) ?.

      Lisbon, Na Offic. de João Procopio Correa da Silva, 1798. - Woodcut Portuguese royal arms on title page. (4 ll.), 31 pp., engraved folding plate, large folding leaf with 2 tables on its recto and 1 on its verso. 8°, mid-twentieth-century half tobacco sheep over marbled boards, spine richly gilt with raised bands in five compartments, burgundy leather lettering pieces in second and fourth compartments (slight rubbing to lettering pieces and bands), vertical gilt fillet on on each cover at edges of leather near the boards, top edges rouged, red silk ribbon place marker, contemporary decorated wrappers bound in. Small to tiny worm trace in lower outer margin of most leaves, never affecting text. A good to very good copy. ---- First and Only Edition in Portuguese of this work on cloves cultivated on the "Islas de Bourbon" (Réunion), Cayenne in French Guiana, and the Molucas. In addition to translating the work into Portuguese, Fr. Velloso provides a six-page dedication to the Príncipe do Brasil, in which he refers to the vast domains of the Amazon in which the clove can be cultivated, increasing greatly the commerce of Portugal. He speaks of other Brazilian fruits, including "Cravo do Maranhão", "Pindaiba" or "Loureiro" (Laurel Tree), called "Pixori grosso e miudo" and its many varieties, including cinnamon from Ceylon, ginger, and various other fruits and spices. Bahia is cited as a place where, due to its warm climate, cultivation of such trees would be efficacious. He goes on to refer to the cultivation of these plants by the French in Mauritius, and to a work already translated and published cataloguing plants from these islands (present in the tables at the end of the work). He concludes by pointing out that he has translated the present work and others already published in hopes that they will inspire Brazilian farmers.The 3 tables are titled, respectively, "Catalogo das Arvores que existem nos Viveiros do Rei da França, para se repartirem pelos moradores das Ilhas de França, e Bourbon ?" which have been sent to the Islands of Cayenne, Martinique, Guadeloupe, and the Seychelles; "Catalogo Das Plantas do Horto público de S. José ? da cidade de Belem de Pará ?" by order of D. Francisco de Sousa Coutinho; and "Catalogo de algumas Plantas exoticas, que podem ir do Brasil."This work is part of the series begun at the instigation of D. Rodrigo de Sousa Coutinho, Minister of State, and edited by Fr. José Mariano da Conceição Velloso (1742?-1811), which aimed at spreading information on new techniques in the arts, industry and agriculture in Portugal and Brazil, by means of translating and publishing recent foreign works on these subjects. Until 1800 the works were printed with government funding at private presses; after that, the short-lived press at Arco do Cego was established specifically to print such works, under the supervision of Velloso. A native of Minas Geraes, Velloso was a Franciscan and a noted botanist in his own right; his @Florae fluminenses, completed in 1790, was the most complete study of Brazilian vegetation. ---- Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 896; @Período colonial, p. 397. Sacramento Blake, V, 67 (without collation; calling for a plate). Innocêncio, V, 56 (calling for a map; no doubt referring to the tables). Gonçalves Rodrigues, @A tradução em Portugal 2144 (without mention of the plate or tables). @Arco do Cego 117 (illustrating the title page of one of the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal copies, and referring to "2 mapas desdobr." which are in fact the folding leaves containing the tables). Porbase locates two copies, both in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (the record gives a different collation, but the copy examined is the same as ours except that the plate has been colored, and the large folding leaf with the 3 tables has been divided into 2 folding leaves). Not located in Copac. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Gesamtans., "Ansicht von Coblenz. Vue de Coblence".

      . aquarellierte Umrißradierung v. Ziegler n. Janscha, 1798, 35 x 45,5. Blick vom rechten Rheinufer nach Koblenz. Rechts die noch unzerstörte Festung Ehrenbreitstein.

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        THE LIFE OF CATHARINE II. Empress of Russia. An Enlarged Translation from the French [by William Tooke].

      London, printed for T. N. Longman; and J. Debrett, 1798.FIRST EDITION 1798, 3 volumes, complete set, 8vo, approsimately 220 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, engraved frontispiece in Volume I with 2 portraits, another in Volume II with 5 portraits, large folding engraved map of the Russian Empire, pages: x, 472; viii, 452; xi, (1), 522, half - titles missing, bound in late 19th century half calf over cloth sides, raised bands and gilt rules to spine, gilt lettered red morocco label, speckled edges. Bindings rubbed, spines darkened with 1 or 2 tiny scrapes, tiny crack to top of upper hinge on Volume II, armorial bookplate on pastedowns, neat name at top of title pages, a couple of pale fox spots to folding map, very occasional slight margin foxing, small pale blue stain on 1 text page, no loss of legibility. A very good clean tight set. William Tooke (1744?1820) was appointed chaplain to the English merchants at St. Petersburg in 1774. There he made the acquaintance of many members of the Russian nobility and episcopate, and also of the numerous men of letters and scientists of all nationalities whom Catherine II summoned to her court. He became a member of the imperial academy of sciences at St. Petersburg and of the free economical society of St. Petersburg. In 1780?1783 he had published his translation from the German "Russia, or a compleat Historical Account of all the Nations which compose that Empire". In 1792 he returned to England and worked on his translation of Castera's Life of Catherine II making numerous copious additions. More than half the work consisted of Tooke's supplements. Later he published 2 further works on the history of the Russian Empire. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Kst.- Karte, aus La Perouse, "Carte Generale des Decouvertes faites en 1787 dans les Mers de Chine et de Tartarie ... par les Fregates Francaises la Boußole et l'Astrolabe".

      . um 1798, 68 x 49 (H). Janson Hubbard, Japoniae Insvlae, S. 69: "Very late in the eighteenth century the maps .. by La Perouse were published, they were the first to accurately show the relationship between Honshu ( an incomplete ) Hokkaida, Sakhalin, the Kurils and Kamchatka". - Japan im Zentrum der Karte. Zeigt im Norden das Ochotskische Meer, Sachalin als Insel, im Süden bis zu den Philippinen.

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        Kst.- Karte, aus La Perouse, "Carte des Decouvertes faites en 1787 dans les Mers de Chine et de Tartarie ... par les Fregates Francaises la Boußole et l'Astrolabe".

      . um 1798, 49 x 67,5. Janson Hubbard, Japoniae Insvlae, S. 69: "Very late in the eighteenth century the maps .. by La Perouse were published, they were the first to accurately show the relationship between Honshu ( an incomplete ) Hokkaida, Sakhalin, the Kurils and Kamchatka". - Hokkaido im Zentrum der Karte, die Westküste noch nicht ausgeführt. Im Norden noch die Südspitze von Kamtschatka, im Süden noch der nördl. Teil von Honshu.

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        Rare vintage 18th Century Political Cartoon depicting two New England Congressmen, a Federalist with a cane and a Republican with fireplace tongs, battling on the floor of the House of Representatives

      Rare broadside etching on wove paper, 8.5? x 6? image, overall 9.5? x 7?. First Edition, Third State. Titled ?Congressional Pugilists? - pinhole at ?gi?. Minor flaws. Early American political cartoon depicting the famous fight on the floor of the House of Representatives on February 15, 1798, which was started when Federalist Representative from Connecticut Roger Griswold attacked Republican Representative from Vermont Matthew Lyon with a cane; Lyon retaliated with fireplace tongs.The story instantly became legend and soon poems and other satires appeared celebrating the nonsense in Congress, one of which is etched in the lower margin of this print: ?He in a trice struck Lyon thrice / Upon is head, enrag?d Sir, / Who seiz?d the tongs to ease his wrongs, / and Griswold thus engag?d, Sir.?E. McSherry Fowble, in ?Two Centuries of Prints in America,1680-1880,? notes that ?to make this event among statesmen appear even more outrageous, the design of this version so distorted the features of

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        Musen-Almanach für das Jahr 1799. Herausgegeben von (Fr. v.) Schiller.

      Tübingen, Cotta o.J. (1798).. Gest. Frontispiz in Sepia von H. Guttenberg nach Heinrich Meyer, 8 Bll., 247(1) S., 2 Bll. Neuer Pappband mit rotem Rückenschild mit eingebundenem illustr. Vorderdeckel.. Erste Ausgabe der Sammlung.- Goed. V,207,5; Slg. Borst 845; Lanck./R. S. 32 f.; Hagen 613.- Inhaltlich der bedeutendste aller Schillerschen Musen-Almanache mit einer Fülle von Beiträgen, zumeist Erstdrucke von Goethe (Euphrosyne, Metamorphose der Pflanzen und 8 weitere), Hölderlin (Sokrates und Alcibiades, An unsere Dichter), Matthison, Sophie Mereau, Schiller (Die Bürgschaft, Der Kampf mit dem Drachen u. 4 weitere), A. W. Schlegel, Tieck u.a.- Der eingebundene illustrierte Vorderumschlag nach Entwürfen von Goethe.- Frontispiz und Seiten teils leicht fleckig, Schnitt etwas agestaubt, Exlibris. ***Für unsere Schweizer Kunden: Konto in der Schweiz vorhanden***

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        RELACION DE LA EMBAJADA DEL LORD MACARTNEY A LA CHINA

      Imprenta de los Señores Torres y Brugada - Madrid. 1798. Tomo III. 167Pág. 15x10. Primera edición.Holandesa. Contiene las diversas particularidades de esta embajada, la descripción de las costumbres y los usos de los interior del país. Raríssima Obra del Siglo XVIII que ademas contiene lenguaje Chino y traducido al Castellano. Difícil en comercio. Ref 8.3 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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