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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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        Ohne Titel ( Das Brandenburger Thor zu Berlin unter der Regierung Friedrich Wilhelm des Zweiten erbaut von Langhans ).

      . Aquatinta ( in Sepia ) v. Daniel Berger n. Peter Ludwig Lütke, 1798, 47,2 x 67,3. Ernst, Peter Ludwig Lütke, Nr. 1 nur mit der Darstellung eines weit über den Bildrand beschnittenen Exemplars ( Abb. S. 503 ); Kiewitz, Nr. 817; . - Eine der ersten Ansichten des Brandenburger Tores. - Ohne die Legende. Mit restaurierten Randeinrissen.

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        La Parte Occidentale dell'Antico, e Nuovo Messico con la Floria e la Bassa Luigiana Delineata sulle ultime osservazioni; La Parte Orientale.

      1798 - Rome, 1798. Outline Colour. Two sheets conjoined, each c. 500 x 680mm. Excellent condition. Two sheet map of Mexico, published in the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', with a decorative title cartouche on each sheet. Also shown are Texas, Santa Fé, Louisiana & Florida, Panama, Cuba and Jamaica.

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        Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht abgefasst. Königsberg: Nicolovius, 1798.

      - First edition. Warda 195; Adickes 98. 'To some extent the division of subjects in this book . helped inadvertently to establish the three-fold classification of mental experiences, namely, knowing, feeling and willing, in place of the traditional two-fold classification, namely, cognition and appetition' (Wolf). Kant's book was the subject of Michel Foucault's doctoral dissertation. 8vo, xiv, 334 pp., contemporary marbled boards, rubbed, minor worm trace at foot of rear inner hinge, uniform light browning and isolated spots, small corner tear to bottom margin of Q4 not affecting text, no stamps or inscriptions, a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essays and Criticisms, By Dr. Goldsmith; With An Account of the Author.

      London: Printed for J. Johnson St. Paul's Church-Yard. 1798 - FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. 3 volumes. 12mo, 172 x 98 mms., pp. [ii], vi [vii - viii Contrntd], 232; xxx [xxxi xxxii Contents], 238; [vi], 276, including half-title in volumes 2 and 3, engraved portrait (by T. Holloway after Sir Joshua Reynolds) as frontispiece in volume 1, contemporary tree calf, gilt spine; lacks all labels, but a very good set with the later autograph of "John Gladstone/ Liverpool" on the title-pages of volumes 1 and 2. Volume 1 is a republication of Essays by Mr. Goldsmith first published in 1765; the second and third volumes, which were edited by Thomas Wright, with the assistance of Isaac Reed, constitute a new collection. Many of the essays here ascribed to Goldsmith are almost certainly not by him. However, the notice in The Critical Review for 1798 claimed "The first volume of these Essays was published by Goldsmith himself; the other are now first collected. The internal evidence is sufficient to prove their authenticity, and the account given in the preface satisfactorily establishes that point." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage Round the World in the Years 1785[-]1788

      London: J. Johnson, 1798. Three volumes, octavo, with 42 engraved plates and maps; a few instances of light foxing but a very good set in contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked; old bookplates, gift inscription to the Andover Institute Free Library dated 1873 at start of each volume and the library's stamp on p. 51 of each volume. First English edition. First English edition (it now seems) of the official account of the tragic French voyage. The disappearance of the entire La Pérouse expedition overshadows what was in reality a great Pacific voyage; the French navigator arrived at Botany Bay in January 1788, just hours after Governor Phillip had arrived with the First Fleet. La Pérouse's habit of forwarding records whenever opportunity offered ensured their survival. The first portion was forwarded by sea from Macao; the second (Macao to Kamchatka) went overland with De Lesseps, and the final despatches by courtesy of Governor Phillip from Botany Bay. After they left Botany Bay, the expedition disappeared - and no trace of them was found for forty years. Various versions and abridgments of the official account of La Pérouse's expedition came out in London in 1798 as English publishers scrambled to be the first into print. Forbes has demonstrated that the traditional idea that Stockdale's edition in two volumes was the earliest English version is probably wrong and that this Johnson edition was most likely the first of several to appear (see note to Hawaiian National Bibliography, 287).

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        Portrait of La Pérouse

      London: G. & J. Robinson, 1798. Engraving, 255 x 190 mm.; faint spotting, but very good. Attractive portrait of La Pérouse, "Commodore in the French Navy, born at Alby in 1741". Jean-Francois de Galoup, Compte de la Perouse was commissioned in 1785 by the King of France to head an expedition to explore the Pacific Ocean. He was under instructions to investigate whaling and fur prospects, as well as the possibility of establishing French territorial claims in Australia. La Perouse was the first French explorer to visit Hawaii. He sailed there twice, in 1786 and then again in 1788. Continuing onto Australia, he landed in Botany Bay just five days after the First Fleet arrived. He then headed for the Solomon Islands, en route his ship and it's crew were lost in a storm. In 1791, France sent out a search party to the Islands, but no sign could be found of him or his ship.

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        Voyages to the East-Indies; the Whole comprising a Full and Accurate Account of all the Present and late Possessions of the Dutch in India, and at the Cape of Good Hope

      G.G. and J. Robinson. 1798. F 1st Edition. H Hardcover. Very Good. 3 volume set complete. bound in quarter leather with red label to the spine and gold gilt. the set is complete with all 4 maps as called for. the map of false bay has a tear. the map of batavia has been reinforced.the other 2 maps are in very good condition. the binding on volume 3 has minor damp damage that has not affected the block. the books have age related markings and there is a previous owner's name and date. this inscription appears to be from soon after the books were published. volume 1 has some annotations near the rear of the book. this appears to be from about 1905. volume 3 has notes on the title page that appears to be from the time that the book was published. the binding is excellent.

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        PLAYS AND DRAMA; A COLLECTION OF 9 WORKS. THE CASTLE SPECTRE. A DRAMA IN FIVE ACTS; AURELIO AND MIRANDA. A DRAMA IN FIVE ACTS; FEUDAL TIMES, OR, THE BANQUET-GALLERY. A DRAMA IN TWO ACTS; BLUE-BEARD, OR, FEMALE CURIOSITY, A DRAMATICK ROMANCE

      London PLAYS AND DRAMA; A COLLECTION OF 9 WORKS. THE CASTLE SPECTRE. A DRAMA IN FIVE ACTS; AURELIO AND MIRANDA. A DRAMA IN FIVE ACTS; FEUDAL TIMES, OR, THE BANQUET-GALLERY. A DRAMA IN TWO ACTS; BLUE-BEARD, OR, FEMALE CURIOSITY, A DRAMATICK ROMANCE; CAMBRO-BRITONS, AN HISTORICAL PLAY IN THREE ACTS; THE DISCARDED SECRETARY, OR, THE MYSTERIOUS CHORUS, AN HISTORICAL PLAY IN THREE ACTS; THE INQUISITOR; A PLAY, IN FIVE ACTS, CHEAP LIVING, A COMEDY, IN FIVE ACTS. J. Bell, London,1798; J. Bell,1799; T. Woodfall, 1799; T. Woodfall, 1798; G. G. and J. Robinson, 1797; T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1798; T. N. Longman, 1799; G. G., London, 1798; G. G. and J. Robinson, 1797. Interesting collection of plays. 9 plays bound in one volume. Quarter pale green cloth spine with printed title label and green paper boards. The early signature of previous owner William Loraine appears in black ink at top of every title page. Occasional spotting or light soil to a few pages with a light musty smell otherwise a clean volume. . Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo.

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        HAMLET, TRAGEDIA DE GUILLERMO SHAKESPEARE, 1 TRADUCCION Y EDICION ESPANOLA

      . Zustand: Como Nuevo Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Madrid. 1798. 25h(prologo e vida de Shakespeare)+379Pag. Pasta espanola. 21x15. 1 Edicion y 1 Traduccion Espanola de la Grandissima Obra de Shakespeare. la firma de Inarco Celenio en la Gran Obra es un seudonimo del Gran Dramaturgo Leandro Fernandez de Moratin que tras su estancia en Inglaterra y su llegada a Espana confiesa haber traducido la famosa Obra. Extremadamente rarissima y dificil en comercio. N° de ref. de la libreria 8.7 Biblioteca B.

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        Carte des Côtes D'Angleterre 1; Carte Des Côtes D'Angleterre 2.

      1798 - Paris, Dépôt des Cartes et Plans de la Marine, c.1798. 17 charts, dissected and laid down on ochre linen as issued, average size 600 x 950mm, in two original red morocco gilt boxes. Channel chart with loss on a fold; canvas worn on another. A fine collection of maps of the Coastline of the British Isles, dissected and laid down onto linen as issued by the Dépôt de la Marine and contained in two custom-made, red morocco cases. These maps were all first individually issued between 1757 and 1798 but the present collection is certainly a special commission from the Dépôt de la Marine, as each chart bears the bookplate of Baron Honoré-Charles-Michel-Joseph Reille. Reille (1775-1860), was an extremely important figure in Napoleon Bonaparte's army: he was Commander of the Army of Portugal at Vitoria during the Peninsula War, and commanded the II Corp (25,000 men) at Waterloo. He was later made a Maréchal of France and is buried in Pére Lachaise cemetary in Paris in the tomb of his father-in-law, Maréchal Messéna. The date of this collection coincides with the peak of Napoleon's determination to invade Great Britain, the only power standing between France and total European domination. However, having massed 180,000 troops at Boulogne in order to invade, the British victory at Cape St Vincent in 1797 decide that his navy was not strong enough for the attempt. The two boxed sets comprise the following maps: (Carte Des Côtes D'Angleterre 1) Carte Reduite des Isles Britanniques, Prémiere feuille, partie Meridionale de L'Angleterre Carte Reduite des Isles Britanniques, Seconde feuille, partie Septentrionale de L'Angleterre Carte Reduite des Isles Britanniques, Troisiéme feuille, partie Meridionale de L'Ecosse (1757) Carte Reduite des Isles Britanniques, Quatriéme feuille, partie Septentrionale de L'Ecosse (1757) Carte Particuliére des Costes Occidentales d'Irlande Carte Générale des Costes d'Iralnde et des Costes Occidentales d'Angleterre avec un Partie de celles d'Ecosse Carte des Entrées de La Tamise (Bellin 1759) Carte Reduite de La Manche (L'an VII de la Republique) Carte Reduite des Costes de Flandre et de Hollande (1763) (Carte Des Côtes D'Angleterre 2) Carte Reduite de L'Isle de Wight et Costes Voisines depuis Selsey Jusqu'a La Pointe Peverel (1762) Carte Particuliere du Canal de Bristol (L'an VI de la Republique) Carte Reduite des Isles Britanniques, cinquiéme feuille, contenant L'Irlande Côte Orientale d'Angleterre, depuis South Foreland jusqu'a Lowestoft comprenant les entrées de la Tamise Côte Orientale d'Angleterre, depuis Lowestoft et jusques L'Humber (L'an VI de la Republique) Carte Reduite de la rade des dunes avec une partie des entrées de la Tamise (1757) Carte Particuliere de la Mer d'Irlande appellée communement Canal St Georges (L'an VI de la Republique) Carte Reduite de l'entrée de la Mer d'Irlande et du Canal de Bristol

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        Kst.- Karte, n. Lopez bei Homann Erben, "Insuralum Mallorca & Cabrera" und "Murcia Regnum".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, dat. 1798, je 42,5 x 28 (H) Blattgröße 53 x 61. Seltene Karten bei Homann Erben, jeweils mit einer Titelkartusche.

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        Nuova Pianta Iconografica dell'Inclita Città di Venezia.

      1798 - Venice: Viero, 1798. Coloured. 485 x 560mm. Detailed plan of Venice after Furnaletto's version of Ughi, with a grid and extensive key to street names and buildings. First published in 1792 this popular plan went through 15 states before 1847, mostly with just the date changed. MORETTO: 191, 3rd state.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Bouclet n. Herault 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 depuis leur Depart de Manille jusqu'a leur Arrivee Kamtschatka. 1.ere Feuille".

      . um 1798, 49 x 67,5. Die Karte zeigt im Norden den Süden von Korea und Japan. Im Westen China und Taiwan, im Süden die nördlichen Philippinen.

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        Vue de la rade et de la ville de Paramaribo.

      (Paris, 1798).Engraved view of Paramaribo with ships in the foreground, by Tardieu l'ainé. Ca. 16 x 41,5 cm.* From the French edition of John Gabriel Stedman's Narrative, of a five years' expedition, against the revolted negroes of Surinam. - Fine panoramic view of Paramaribo with ships in the roadstead.

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        A Voyage Round the World , performed in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787 and 1788, by the Boussole and Astrolabe, under the command of J.F.G. de la Perouse

      London: G.G. and J. Robinson, 1798-, 1799. Two volumes, quarto, with engraved frontispiece portrait, and a folio atlas with engraved title, and 69 maps and plates; generally a very good copy in a decent modern binding of half dark green morocco, gilt, and marbled boards. Best English edition. The best English edition of La Pérouse, the first to contain a full translation of the French original, and a handsome set with two substantial volumes of text and a folio atlas. Abridged translations had appeared in 1798, but this was the first publication of a complete translation of the French original, and the first English publication of the complete set of images of the expedition. Most of the engraved plates are by Heath, engraver of some of the plates for Cook's third voyage. The translator modestly announces: 'The book now laid before the world is one of the most magnificent in its conception, and recent in its execution'. This edition is rare on the market. The disappearance of the entire La Pérouse expedition overshadows what was in reality a great Pacific voyage. While primarily a voyage of exploration and discovery, the possibilities of the fur trade and of French expansion into the Pacific and Asia were evidently investigated in depth. The most significant results of the voyage are the charts of the imperfectly known Asiatic side of the Pacific. En route to Kamschatka, La Pérouse was the first to safely navigate and chart the Japan Sea and the strait between the island of Sakahlin and the northernmost island of Japan, which bears his name. At Kamschatka he received instructions to proceed to Australia to assess the extent of British plans in New South Wales. Travelling via Samoa where he discovered Savaii, Manono and Apolima islands in December 1787, and through the Tongan group, he arrived at Botany Bay in January 1788, just hours after Governor Phillip had arrived with the First Fleet. La Pérouse's habit of forwarding records whenever opportunity offered ensured their survival. The first portion was forwarded by sea from Macao; the second (Macao to Kamschatka) went overland with De Lesseps, and the final despatches from Botany Bay.

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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.

      Paris, Ferdinand Bastien, An VI, 1798.3 volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITION WITH THESE ENGRAVINGS (1798). French text, 8vo, 215 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, portrait, and 75 engraved plates, 3 folding plates of Rabelais' home, folding map, and 71 unsigned engraved plates for Gargantua and Pantagruel, pages: (4), xvi, 471, (8); (2), 624, (10); (2), 595, only Volume I has a half - title, Contents table at the end of each volume, unnumbered in Volumes I and II, bound in full old calf, expertly rebacked, raised bands and gilt rules to spines, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, new endpapers. Neat repairs to some corners, covers slightly worn, title page slightly browned, most text pages lightly browned and lightly foxed to varying degrees, 1 or two plates faintly browned, margins to a few plates lightly foxed, tiny hole in 1 margin, small chip to edge of 1 margin, small corner torn off 1 text page, small closed tear to margin of 1 page of Contents table, neatly repaired, otherwise a good set, bindings tight and firm. Cohen, Guide de l'amateur de livres a gravures du XVIII siecle, 843; Brunet IV, page 1059. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Der praktische Bienenvater in allerley Gegenden... zur Bienenwartung, in Körben, Kästen und Klotzbeuten, mit Anwendung der neuesten Erfindungen, Beobachtungen und Handgriffe.

      Leipzig, Fleischer, 1798.. (17,5 x 11 cm). XXXII, 238 (2) S. Mit 1 gefalteten Holzstichtafel. Pappband der Zeit.. Erste Ausgabe des seltenen Handbuchs der beiden Bienenzuchtautoritäten. - Riem (1739-1807) war Oberinspektors aller schlesischen Bienenplantagen und verfasste zahlreiche Schriften zur Bienenzucht. Werner (1732-1799) war Pastor in Nöda bei Erfurt. - Der Band enthält u.a. Kapitel über Ankauf, Bienenstand, Wohnungen, Naturgeschichte, Schwärmen, Raubbienen, Feinde, Krankheiten und die Herstellung von Honig, Met, Honigwein und -essig. - Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. Titel aufgezogen. Tafel mit kleiner Fehlstelle im weißen Rand. Ein Blatt beigebunden mit Notizen von alter Hand. Einband etwas bestoßen. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - Horn-Schenkling 18095; Hagen II, 76, 23; vgl. Güntz II, 149

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        Ansicht von Worms Vue de Worms

      Artaria & Comp, Vienna 1798 - A fine view of the city of Worms, a river-port on the Rhine, twelve miles north-north-west of Mannheim Hand-coloured aquatint etching by Ziegler after Janscha, with contemporary ruled and wash border. Accompanying the plate is a descriptive leaf of letterpess text, in French and German, with a contemporary manuscript English translation beneath `After passing the little island of Neusatz, the Rhine arrives at Worms? situated in the Lower Palatinate beyond the Rhine. The surrounding countryside produces much corn & rape seed also the excellent wine known as "Liebfraumilch"? The Church in the middle of the picture belongs to the Protestants who built it in 1725. The Catholics although they are few in number possess the Dome Church & four others. The Lutherans also have one. The residence of the bishop & the Town Hall are worthy of note it was in the latter that Luther appeared in 1521 at the Diet before the Emperor Charles 5th. It was at Worms that a treaty was concluded in 1743 between Marie Thérése & the kings of England & Sardinia'. This view comes from a work published in Vienna in 1798 entitled `Collection de cinquante vues du Rhin'. Janscha (1749-1812), born in Hungary, studied at the Vienna academy of arts, and later, in 1801, was appointed a professor of the same institution. The engraver Johann Ziegler (1750-1812) also studied at the Vienna academy and in addition to the present work he collaborated with Karl Schutz to produce a collection of 50 views of Vienna and its environs. Cf. Guide 46-48.

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        Burgheim unter seinen Kindern. Neue Gespräche und Erzählungen für Kinder von acht bis vierzehn Jahren über Natur und Menschenleben

      . 2 Sammlungen in einem (2 Bände in einem). EA. Verl. der Waisenhaus Buchhandl., Halle, 1798. VIII/256/XI/296 S., Pbd. der Zeit. (berieben u. bst./Deckenpapierbezug mit Ausriß.).

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        An inquiry into the nature and origin of mental derangement. 2 vols

      London: T. Cadell, 1798. <p>Crichton, Alexander (1763-1856). An inquiry into the nature and origin of mental derangement. Comprising a concise system of the physiology and pathology of the human mind . . . 2 vols., 8vo. [4], xxix, [5], 407; [4], 455, [13, including index and errata]pp. London: T. Cadell, Jr. and W. Davies, 1798. 210 x 129 mm. 19th century quarter morocco, marbled boards, light rubbing, front hinge of Vol. I a little tender. Tiny marginal wormhole in last several leaves of Vol. II, but very good. Engraved armorial bookplate of J. A. Clarke; ownership stamp of Malcolm Brown.</p> <p>First Edition of an important work on mental illness that &#147;broke new ground in psychiatry in a number of ways . . . [combining] the latest philosophical ideas, that is psychological knowledge, with accumulated medical experience of mental disease, that is psychiatry, into a &#145;philosophy and pathology of the human mind&#146;&#148; (Hunter & Macalpine, p. 559). Crichton&#146;s treatise was the first in English to discuss forensic aspects of psychiatry. It also contained the earliest description of what is now known as ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder), and was the first to recognize aphasia as a &#147;disturbance of memory&#148; rather than a symptom of paralysis or insanity.</p>

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