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        Poems, and Compositions in Prose on Several Occasions

      Richmond: Printed by Samuel Pleasants, 1798 - 8vo, original quarter sheep and blue paper boards. The first book by William Munford (1775-1825), a collection of verse, prose and one play. Munford was a native of Virginia and the son of Revolutionary War soldier and dramatist Robert Munford (d. 1784). In his poetry, Munford skillfully lampoons politicians, as his father did in his plays, but there are also patriotic and historical poems, such as his piece on the Battle of Fallen Timbers, entitled "A Poem on the Defeat of General St. Clair." The play is entitled "Almoran and Hamet, A Tragedy founded on an Eastern Tale of the Name." Lacking the free endpapers; some foxing and wear; overall a very good copy. Stoddard & Whitesell 610; Hill, American Plays, 194; Evans 34159; Sabin 51316 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LYRICAL BALLADS, with A few other Poems.

      J & A. Arch; T.N. Longman and O. Rees. 1798; 1800, London - 2 vols. pp. (x), 69, (ii), 70 - 210, errata leaf, advert leaf; (iv), 227, errata. 8vo. Later full morocco binding by Zaendorf with gilt lettering and ruled lines on the spine, top edge gilt, gilt dentelles. Vol 1 pp 113/114, Vol 2 pp 171/172 invisably repaired. Vol 1 is the 1st edition, 2nd or London issue with Coleridge's Lewti replaced by his The Nightingale. This accounts for the break in the pagination of Vol 1 and its replacement Contents leaf ; Vol 2 is the 1st edition, 1st issue. A very attractive set. Wise. A Bibliography of the writings in Prose and Verse of William Wordsworth p.28 & p. 34. [Attributes: First Edition; 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.

      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 of covers, slight rubbing and shef wear to covers, pale browning to title page, most text pages lightly browned and lightly foxed to varying degrees, one 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, no loss to text, small closed tear to margin of 1 page of Contents table, neatly repaired, no loss, pale browning and spotting throughout, 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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        A New and General Biographical Dictionary; Containing an historical and critical account of the lives and writings of the most eminent persons in every nation; particularly the British and Irish.

      Robinson London 1798 - Fifteen volumes, 8vo., contemporary speckled calf, spines in six gilt-ruled compartments, green morocco lettering piece to second, blue morocco numbering piece to fourth, others with gilt roundel. A complete set in handsome contemporary bindings. This was a "revised and augmented" version of the 1761-2 edition published in 11 volumes, designed "to supply all deficiencies" of the earlier set and add further prominent figures. The revision was led by William Tooke, a historian specialising in Russia, in collaboration with Robert Nares and William Beloe, both clergymen and writers. This edition sees the addition of famous figures including Gengis Khan, Sir Thomas Wyatt, Euclid and William Rowley. ESTC T138966. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 

      First English edition. 3 vols. 4 folding engraved maps. 8vo. Modern blue morocco, gilt, King's Inn library stamps on the verso of each title and on the last leaflibrary stamps. viii, 572; 512; 598pp. London, Printed for G.G. & J. Robinson,

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        Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift. Mit schwarzer Tinte in deutscher Kurrentschrift auf Schreibpapier mit gekrönten Prägestempel "Therese". Dat. H. d. 26ten Oct. 1845.

      An Amand Struve (1798-1867), russischer Hofrat Gesandtschafts-Sekretär in Bern, Thereses Cousin. - Brief mit Dank für die Zeilen Amands, "die ich gewiß gleich beantwortet hätte, wäre ich nicht hier in einen wahren Strudel von ... häuslichen Miseren hineingerathen. ... ". Sie berichtet über Besuche bei Gutzkow in Mannheim und in Heidelberg. Dort bringt sie bei einem kranken Verwandten "... ist noch immer auf sein Sopha gebannt, ..., hülflos, von schmerzlichen Erinnerungen umgeben, ist das trostlos... Leider scheint mir das Verhältniß mit Anton nicht ganz ungetrübt" (Anton von Struve (1797-1846), russischer Kollegienrat, war erster Gesandtschafts-Sekretär beim Deutschen Bundestag in Frankfurt am Main und Bruder Amands). - Therese von Bacheracht verfaßte unter dem Namen "Therese" Romane, Novellen und Reisebeschreibungen, anonyme Herausgeberin der "Briefe von Wilhelm von Humboldt an eine Freundin" [d.i. Charlotte Diede]. Tochter des Diplomaten und Mineralogen Heinrich von Struve (1772-1851). - Mit hs. Vermerk "Erhalten d. 25. October, Beantwortet a. 19. Nov.

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        Hans Rudolph Füßlin kritisches Verzeichnis der bessten, nach den berühmtesten Mahlern aller Schulen vorhandenen Kupferstiche....

      (...Für Liebhaber, die sich mittelst einer nicht zahlreichen, aber auserlesenen Sammlung von Kupferstichen deutliche Begriffe von dem, jedem klassischen Mahler eigenen Kunstcharakter erwerben wollen Band 1 - 4 ( so vollständig ) - Erscheinungszeitraum 1798 - 1806 ). Band 1 *Die Florentinische und Römische Schule* mit 300 Seiten und 1 Kupferstich-Vignette / Band 2 *Die Lombardische und Bolognesische Schule* mit 420 Seiten und 1 in Kupfer gestochenen Vignette von Coreggio / Band 3 *Die Venezianische Schule* mit 259 Seiten, 1 Blatt und 1 Kupferstichvignette / Band 4 *'Die Niederländische Schule* mit 278 Seiten und 1 in Kupfer gestochenen Vignette von Rubens. Jeder Band mit umfangreichem Register. Die Bände jeweils in Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken, marmorierten Buchdeckeln und marmoriertem Buchschnitt, 8 ( 18,5 x 11 cm ). Einbände berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Innen wenige Seiten gering fleckig, wenige Seiten stockfleckig ( wenige Seiten stärker stockfleckig ). - Als vollständige Ausgabe in 4 Bänden in erster Ausgabe sehr selten - ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 1500 Gramm ) ( Lagerort: Richey - DG ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

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        Beitraege Zur körperlichen und Seelendiaetetik Für Nervenschwache Mancher Art.

      Zürich, Orell, Füssli & Compagnie 1798 - 8°. 20 cm. [2] Blatt, 265 Seiten. Halblederband der Zeit mit aufgeklebtem Rückenschildchen. Erste Auflage. Einband fleckig und an der Oberkante minimal bestoßen. Rücken stärker berieben, unten mit Fehlstellen. Titelblatt mit Knickspur. Seiten teilweise stockfleckig. Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le isole Canarie delineate sulle ultime osservazioni

      Calcografia camerale, Roma 1798 - Incisione in rame, mm 350x490. Non comune. Ottimo esemplare marginoso con lievissimo alone centrale e qualche macchia ai margini. Tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801. La Calcografia Camerale gli commissionÚ l'opera per sostituire il "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745-1824), allievo di Piranesi, fu religioso, geografo, costruttore di globi e cartografo. Copper engraving, mm 350x490. Scarce map. From "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", printed in Rome form 1792 to 1801. Very good conditon, just a very light paper discoloration at centerfold and minor marginal defects cartografia.

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        Four Picturesque Views in North Wales.

      Rev Brian Broughton, London Oxford 1798 - London Oxford: Rev Brian Broughton, 1798 Engraved in Aquatinta by Alken, from Drawings made on the spot. With Poetical reflections on leaving that country. In modern grey oblong cloth covers, with photocopied title to top cover and spine. Internally new endpapers, title page has a 7.5" closed tear, also 3 small worn holes or stab sown holes, edges a little chipped, 14 pp, 4 pl, errata pasted in, some browning and light foxing to a few fore-edges, paper watermarked J Whatman 1794, plates dated June 12, 1798, with 3 of the original tissue guards, the plates are Fall of the River Machno, Conway Castle, Pulpit of Hugh Llwyd and Pont y Glynn, plates are 42*30.5 cm and the leaves are 66*49 cm, the poems that runs throughout is "REFLECTION", with its own cloth covered slipcase with its copies title, a very good copy of a rare and fragile suite of engravings with added romantic topographical verse and much scarcer than the enlarged but much smaller paper edition of 1801. (ESTC T129793. see Allibone 255. & Graesse 548 for the later ed. WorldCat) See OBNB for a full Bio of Alken [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The nurse, a poem. Translated from the italian of luigi tansillo

      Liverpool: Printed by J. M'Creery, for Cadell and Davies, 1798. [2], 14, 67, [1], 12pp. With half-title. Contemporary green half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt, marbled edges. Some rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, occasional light marginal spotting, very small hole to margin of p.25-26, else internally clean and crisp. The first edition of Roscoe's translation of Italian poet Luigi Tansillo's (1510-1568) verse intended to encourage women to suckle their own children. In his prefatory remarks, Roscoe, who dedicates his efforts in sonnet to his wife, illustrates his passion for the piece, stating; 'The subject is in a high degree interesting, and is treated in a manner peculiarly pointed and direct, yet without violating that decorum which is due to the public at large, and in particular to the sex to whom it is addressed'. ESTC T97229.. First edition. Quarto.

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        Le isole Canarie delineate sulle ultime osservazioni

      Incisione in rame, mm 350x490. Non comune. Ottimo esemplare marginoso con lievissimo alone centrale e qualche macchia ai margini. Tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801. La Calcografia Camerale gli commissionò l'opera per sostituire il "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745-1824), allievo di Piranesi, fu religioso, geografo, costruttore di globi e cartografo. Copper engraving, mm 350x490. Scarce map. From "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", printed in Rome form 1792 to 1801. Very good conditon, just a very light paper discoloration at centerfold and minor marginal defects

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        Journal dun Voyage dans linterrieur de Afrique fait  en 1790 et 1791 par Jaques Van Reenen et autre Colons du Cap de Bonne Esperance a la recherche de lequipage du Grosvenor vaisseau de la Compagnie des Indes orientales angloise echoue en 1782 sur la cote des Caffres avec la decouverte des Hambonaas nation totalement differente des Caffres et placee au dela de celle connue sous le nom de Tamboukies

      First French edition.   8vo.   Original wrappers  with  leather backed chemise and slipcase.   78, [1]ads. pp.  Paris, Jansen,

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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, 1791, 1792, 1794, and 1795, in the Discovery Sloop of War, and Armed Tender Chatham, under the command of Captain George Vancouver.

      London Robinson and Edwards 1798 - First edition. 4 volumes comprising 3 volumes 4to text, 1 volume atlas folio, half-titles to volumes I and III, 34 engraved plates and maps (17 engraved views printed on large paper and one map in text volumes, atlas with 10 maps and 6 coastal profiles, all folding); text volumes contemporary tree calf gilt, black and red morocco labels, nautical motifs to spines, atlas modern half calf to match, neat repairs to extremities, a fine set. First edition of one of the most difficult geographical surveys ever undertaken. Vancouver's voyage ranks among the most important in exploration literature. George Vancouver (1757-1798) had gained valuable experience on Cook's second and third voyages. He 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 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. "Of all the men who served under Cook, Vancouver was the only one whose work as a hydrographic surveyor placed him in the same class as his mentor. The care Vancouver took with the health of his crew during this voyage also mirrored Cook's achievements Almost all the names given by Vancouver on the north-west coast of America have survived" (ODNB). Vancouver retired to Surrey in 1795 to revise his journal for publication; the work was uncompleted on his death in 1798, and was completed by his brother John. Hill 1753; Howes V23; Lada-Mocarski 55; Sabin 98443; NMM Voyages & Travel, 142; Streeter sale VI: 3497. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Esercizio e manovre per l'istruzione delle milizie urbane del regno di Sicilia

      Reale Stamperia, 1798. in 16° - pp.2b + 92 +2b - Pergamena - Macchiline e piccole abrasioni alla pergamena, per il resto ottimo esemplare

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        Vista de la Ciudad de Santiago de Chile desde la falda del Cerro de Santo Domingo

      Copper engraved view of Santiago de Chile, by Brambila, ca. 1798. One of the most influent views of Chili´s Capital city, engraved by Brambila "Brambila lo delineó y gravó". Brambila (1763 - 1832) was an Italian artist of considerably ability; in 1789 he joined Alejandro Malaspina's scientific expedition as the official draughtsman. The crew included scientist, professional sailors and other artists. The position allowed him to visit Argentina & Chile -travelling by foot on occasions-, as well as Guam, Macau, the Philippines, amongst others. So celebrated were his designs made during the voyage, that in 1798, upon his return to Madrid, he was appointed "Pintor de Cámara". Malaspina´s voyage came in a difficult time for Spain; as a result the monumental work that had been planned never came to light. After five years at sea Malaspina returned home in 1794 and found the political situation of Spain not to his liking: his liberal tendencies led to his imprisonment in 1796 and exile after his release in 1802. His seven-volume account of his expedition was suppressed and remained unpublished until the late 19th century.

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        Bonn. Sectio II Tab. VI':.

      - Kupferstich b. Wiebeking, 1798-1807, 30,5 x 62 Tooley's Dic. of Mapmakers S. 664. - Zeigt den Rheinlauf von Bonn-Limperich bis Köln-Ensen mit den beidseitigen Ufern. - Detaillierte Karte! - Oben links "Tabellarische Übersicht von der hydrometrischen Messung".

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        A Letter Of Protest Concerning A Robert Morris Unfulfilled Promissory Note; Morris Was Already In Debtor's Prison When This Was Filed

      DS. 1pg. 8" x 13". July 21, 1798. Philadelphia. A letter of protest signed "Peter Lohra", protesting the bad promissory note written by John Nicholson to Robert Morris on July 17, 1795. The partly printed document states to condition of the bounced note at the top, then states "Be it known, That on the Day of the Date hereof, I, Peter Lohra, Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, by lawful authority duly Commissioned and Sworn, residing in the City of Philadelphia, in the said Commonwealth, at the Request of Mr. Walter Smith went to the Compting House of John Nicholson drawer of the original promissory note whereof the above is a true copy in order to demand payment but found the same shut up and no person there to answer or pay the said note wherefore I left notice of the nonpayment thereof at the Compting House of Robert Morris the indorser [sic] Whereupon I, the said Notary, at the Request aforesaid, Have and Do hereby solemnly Protest against the Drawer of the said Promissory Note, and all others concerned, for all Exchange, re-Exchange, Costs, Damages, and Interest suffered and to be suffered for want of Payment thereof. Thus Done and Protested at Philadelphia aforesaid, the twenty-first Day of July 1798. In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my Hand, and affixed my Notarial Seal, the Day and Year abovewritten." At the top of the document is a handwritten copy of the bad promissory note, dated July 18, 1795 and signed by Nicholson and Morris; it states "Three years after date I promise to pay Robt Morris Esqr or order Five thousand Dollars for value received." Obviously, the 1795 promissory note was never paid, and Morris was already in debtors prison by the time this letter of protest was filed. The document has an embossed seal in the lower left corner and was folded three times. The condition is fine.

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        The View of Hindoostan.

      Henry Hughes, London 1798 - London: Henry Hughes, 1798. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Sowerby. Nicholas Pococke. T Daniell. Hoare. S Stone. JW Hodges. 2 Vols, VG+, 1st Ed, 1 Map, 21 plates, 2 vignettes. Two volumes, full contemporary speckled calf, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn, tips repaired. Spines, relaid retaining the old, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to red and green morocco labels. Internally, bookplate of Heytesbury House to fpds (Lord Heytesbury), hinges strengthened, text block edges speckled. Vol 1, Western Hindoostan, frontis present, [2], [1], (ii-v), [11], [1], 2-263 pp, [1], [9] index, map, 8 plates, 1 head piece, errata leaf. Vol 2, Eastern Hindoostan, frontis present, [10], [1], 2-374 pp, [13] index, 13 plates, 1 head piece. Occasional light foxing and offsetting, map spotted, occasional chips. (ESTC T145966 vol 1&2. Lowndes 1824. Allibone 1554) These two volumes were his last publications on the subject of natural history. A very nice set. "He projected about 1793 a work in fourteen volumes, to be called 'Outlines of the globe'; he published two volumes dealing with India and Ceylon, and vols. III and IV (China and Japan) were issued posthumously." (DNB). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("C. Stolberg").

      Tremsbüttel, 21. VII. 1798. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Sie haben mir, Liebster Freund, unterm 16. v. M. einen kleinen Wechsel [.] gesendet der sofort ausbezahlt worden ist. Sie waren diese Summe an unseren alten Abraham Sibylletta schuldig und ich habe sie diesem sofort überwiesen. Hier ist die original Quittung die ich Ihnen zusende. Der Secunda Wechsel ist gleichfalls in Ihrem Briefe an meinen Freund vom 6. d. gekommen, den ich sogleich mit der Bemerkung daß die Prima berichtiget sei an Lawä[t]z übermacht habe. Hiemit wär also diese kleine Geschichte beendiget. Haben Sie sonst Aufträge so bitte ich Sie sehr dringend sie mir immer anzuvertrauen, sie sollen gewiß mit dem Eifer der Freundschaft ausgerichtet werden [.]". - Bei dem erwähnten Lawä[t]z wird es sich um einen der vier Brüder Lawätz - Christian Otto (1745-1801), Heinrich Wilhelm (1748-1825), Johann Daniel (1750-1826) oder Ferdinand Otto Volrath (1751-1840) - gehandelt haben; letzterer, Justizrat Ferdinand Otto Vollrath Lawätz, war von 1774 bis 96 Besitzer des adeligen Gutes Bramstedt gewesen, das von 1751 bis 56 im Eigentum von Christians Stolbergs gleichnamigem Vater Graf Christian Günther zu Stolberg (1714-1765) gestanden war. Als musterhaftes Beispiel späterer Bauernbefreiungen hob Ferdinand Otto Vollrath auf seinem Gut die Leibeigenschaft auf, wandte sich - teils unter dem Pseudonym Theodor Sclavenfeind - publizistisch gegen die Leibeigenschaft und wurde darin u. a. von Andreas Peter Graf von Bernstorff (1735-1797) unterstützt, dem Gatten von Christian Stolbergs Schwestern Henriette Katharina und - nach deren Tod - Augusta Louise. - Christian Stolberg selbst verkaufte zwei Jahre darauf, also i. J. 1800, seinen Besitz in Tremsbüttel und erwarb das Gut Windeby bei Eckernförde. - Ohne die erwähnte Quittung.

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        Consequences of a successful French invasion

      No. 1. Plate 1st.  "We come to recover your long lost liberties" - Scene. The House of Commons. London: James Gillray, March 1st 1798. Etching printed in sanguine, 315 x 360 mm (edge of image, including text), trimmed, laid on paper, old creases and dicolouration, a few areas of loss to lower margin. A satirical depiction of the House of Commons if the planned French invasion was successful, a caption in the image reads 'This house adjourned to Botany Bay' with the members of the House garbed as convicts, shackled for their journey. The first of a series of four plates engraved by Gillray after descriptions written by Sir John Dalrymple, which illustrate the impact Napoleon's invasion would have on English society. The text descriptions by Dalrymple were originally published in a prospectus, with twenty plates intended to complete the series. Dalrymple hoped the etchings would take on the form of popular propoganda, and so they were priced at sixpence each (uncoloured, a shilling coloured), rather than the usual shilling (or two, if coloured). Gillrary was unhappy with this price, and so only four plates were completed of the twenty, and the remainder, while described in Dalrymple's original prospectus, never created. The plate was restruck in a more commonly found edition by Bohn in the 1850s, but the original 1798 impression is rare. KING, Jonathan. The other side of the coin : a cartoon history of Australia. Melbourne : Cassell, 1976, p. 18 (illustrated)

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        The Wild Huntsman's Chase. From the German of Bürger, Author of Lenore.

      Printed and sold by Sampson Low . sold also by R. Faulder, and E. Booker., London 1798 - First edition in book form, the Schwerdt and Duke of Gloucester copy, of this anonymous translation of Bürger's 'Der Wilde Jäger'. A note on the leaf following the title states: 'The following Translation appeared in one of the public prints on the 26th of October, 1796. A few weeks after an elegant version of the Ballad, which had been advertised about the same time, was given to the Public by another hand, under the title of The Chase' [referring Sir Walter Scott's first published literary work The Chase and William and Helen: Two Ballads from the German of Gottfried Augustus Bürger]. The present translation received surprisingly few contemporary notices and the Critical Review remarked that the work would probably never have been translated had it not been for the 'great and deserved reputation of Lenore', the work which brought Bürger European fame. 4to (258 × 196 mm), pp. 15, [1]; twentieth-century three quarter calf, gilt; Schwerdt and Gloucester bookplates; a fine copy. [Jackson, p. 231; Schwerdt I, p. 87; ESTC lists 4 UK copies (BL, Bodley, Cambridge and NLS) and 5 in the US (Clark, Missouri, North Carolina, Texas and Yale).] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal d'un Voyage dans l'interrieur de 'Afrique, fait en 1790 et 1791, par Jaques Van Reenen et autre Colons du Cap de Bonne-Esperance, a la recherche de l'equipage du Grosvenor, vaisseau de la Compagnie des Indes orientales angloise, echoue en 1782 sur la cote des Caffres; avec la decouverte des Hambonaas, nation totalement differente des Caffres, et placee au dela de celle connue sous le nom de Tamboukies.

      1798 - First French edition. 8vo. Original wrappers with leather backed chemise and slipcase. 78, [1]ads. pp. Paris, Jansen, Originally printed in an Englishtranslation( 1792,100 copies only) from van Reenen's Dutch ms. then re-translated back into Dutch ( Leyden,1793) and here thirdly offered in French, but according to Mendessohn with ? some matter not included in the original edition? Van Reenen lead a party of twelve in order to find the wreck and determine if there were any survivors. They covered new ground and made contact with a tribe the ?Hambonaas? who had looked afterthreegirls, apparently saved from the wreck. They wanted to stay until their crops had been harvested and were allowed so to do. their fate is unrecorded. Mendelssohn Vol. 1 652/3 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Exposé des moyens de mettre en valeur et d'administrer la Guiane

      Second edition, rare, with large foldout map in fine. Binding half calf antique brown. Back smooth decorated with five florets and casters. part of title in red morocco. Lack tail. Friction. A blunt corner. A thin restoration low mage paper of the title page, same text on another sheet. Good copy. Chez Du Pont à Paris 1798 In-8 (12x20cm) xxiv, 237pp. relié

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        Nachrichten von Gelehrten, Künstlern und andern merkwürdigen Personen aus Ulm.

      Ulm, gedruckt bey Christian Ulrich Wagner, dem Vater und in Kommission bei P. P. Wolf in Leipzig, 1798. 8°. 4 Bll., 563 S., 2 Bll. (das letzte weiß), Ppbd. d. Zt. Erstausgabe dieses seltenen biographischen Lexikons mit tlw. umfangreichen „Nachrichten“ über Künstler, Wissenschaftler, Handwerker, Theologen usw. - 1829 erschien noch ein zweiter Band. - Ehem. Bibl.-Exemplar mit entsprechenden Merkmalen (Bibl.-Schildchen bzw. -Signaturen u. gestempelt). Einband stärker berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Etw. gebräunt bzw. fleckig. - Heyd 6366. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Weyermann, Nachrichten von Gelehrten, Künstlern und andern merkwürdigen Personen aus Ulm, Biographien, Biographisches Lexikon, Biographische Lexika

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        Sammelband mit 15 kleineren Schriften des deutschamerikanischen Staatswissenschaftlers. Mit zahlreichen Korrekturen u. Ergänzungen von der Hand Liebers sowie einem eh. Namenszug.:

      - Francis Lieber (1798-1872), dt. Politikwissenschaftler, Publizist u. Historiker. L. Floh 1826 aus Deutschland zunächst nach London, 1827 nach Boston. Er wurde 1832 eingebürgert, arbeitete als Korrespondent sowie als Herausgeber der `Encyclopaedia Americana`, ging 1835 als Professor der Geschichte und Politischen Ökonomie ans South Carolina College. "Mit seinen Schriften wurde L. im eigentlichen Sinne zum Begründer der Politischen Wissenschaft in den USA, widmete sich aber auch Problemen des Strafrechts, der Gefängnisreform und anderen praktischen Aufgaben. Ungeachtet eines gewissen persönlichen Opportunismus spielte dabei die Sklavereifrage, insoweit sie die nationale Einheit sprengte, eine zunehmende Rolle in L.s Denken, so daß er (auch wegen persönlicher Zurücksetzungen) seine Professur am S. C. College aufgab und 1857 nach New York ging. Hier erhielt er noch im gleichen Jahr den Lehrstuhl für Geschichte und Politikwissenschaft, von dem er 1865 in die Columbia Law School überwechselte; doch war er als Lehrer wenig erfolgreich. Der Bürgerkrieg steigerte L.s Nationalismus bis zur Mißachtung der Bundesverfassung, so daß er selbst dubiose Maßnahmen der Regierung und des Kongresses guthieß. Um Übergriffe in Feindesland verhüten zu helfen, entwarf er 1863 auf Veranlassung des Generalstabschefs H. W. Halleck für die Unionstruppen die erste umfassende Dienstanweisung für die Landkriegführung (General Orders No. 100), die 1870 auch von Preußen übernommen wurde und dann als Grundlage des modernen Kriegsrechts diente. L. war ein Parteigänger des Präs. Lincoln und Befürworter einer harschen Reconstruction-Politik gegenüber den Südstaaten, vertrat aber in den Nachkriegsjahren wieder einen sozialkonservativen politischen Kurs . hatte fraglos bedeutende Verdienste durch seine Verschmelzung europäischen politischen Gedankengutes mit der amerikan. Staatspraxis." NDB 14,478 `Guerilla Parties.` New York, Nostrand 1862. 22 S. - `General Orders, No. 100.` Washington, War Department 1863. 26 S. - `A Song on our Country and her Flag, written in 1861` New York, Baker & Godwin [1861]. 1 Bl. - `Unterweisung für deutsche Soldaten .` Washington, 1968. 15 (2)S. - `Washington and Napoleon. A Fragment.` New York 1864. 12 S. - `No Party Now but All for Our Country`. Rev. Edition. New York, Westcott 1863. 8 S. - `Plantation for Slave Labor, the Death of the Yeomanry.` New York, Loyal Publication Society 1865. 8 S. - `Arguments of the Secessionists.` New York, Holman 1863. 7 S. - Lincoln oder McClellan? : Aufruf an die Deutschen in Amerika.` New York, H. Ludwig (1864). 4 S. - Lincoln or McClellan? : appeal to the Germans in America. [New York, Loyal Publication Society] 1864. 8 S. - Lincoln of McClellan? : Oproep aan die Hollanders in Amerika. New York, Loyal Publication Society 1865. 4 S. - `An Address on Secession.` New York, Loyal Publication Society 1865. 12 S. - `A Letter to Hon. E.D. Morgan .` New York, Loyal Publication Society 1865. 4 S. - `Amendments of the Constitution .` New York, Loyal Publication Society 1865. 39 S. - `Nationalism. A Fragment of Political Science.` (New York, Press of Fisher & Field) [186-]. 6 S.- adleg.: `Circular betreffend die Erwirkung und Erhebung von Pensionen, für geleistete Militärdienste, bei den Vereinigten Staaten zu Washington. (Washington 1868). 1 Bl.

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        An account of travels into the interior of Southern Africa, in the years 1797 and 1798.

      2 Bände. Mit 8 colorierten Aquatinta-Tafeln sowie 9 (davon 3 color.) gefalteten gestochenen Karten. Complete Set. - Barrow gibt eine ausgezeichnete Beschreibung von Fauna, Flora, Geologie, Mineralogie, etc. Er "gab als erster eine vollständige Beschreibung der Kap-Kolonie, deren Umfang man auch durch ihn erst kennenlernte. Die Vollendung der nördlichen Grenzlinie war eine der Hauptaufgaben seiner Reisen gewesen. Seine auf eigenen Beobachtungen fußende Karte leitete eine Wende in der karthographischen Darstellung Süd-Afrikas ein... Sie war die erste gedruckte Karte, die das zentrale Kapland in den Grundzügen richtig wiedergab" (Henze I, 173. - 010

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        Méthode de Maupin, sur la manière de cultiver la vigne, et l'art de faire du vin. Nouvelle édition, Revue, corrigée et augmentée de deux mémoires..., Avec figures

      A Paris, chez Delaplace, an VII (1798-1799), in-8, VIII-304 p, 2 planches dépliantes, demi basane blonde de l'époque, pièce de titre verte, dos lisse et fleuronné, Édition fort rare donnée par Buch'oz qui a rassemblé ici plusieurs traités de Maupin en supprimant ce qui était devenu inutile ou répétitif. Elle est illustrée de 2 jolies planches dépliantes gravées à l'eau-forte. Exemplaire très propre, basane un peu frottée. Oberlé, Fastes, n° 935.

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        Consequences of a successful French invasion

      No. 1. Plate 1. “We come to recover your longlost liberties”. Scene: The House of Commons. London:James Gillray, 1798 (the Bohn restrike of 1851). Etchingwith later hand colouring, 270 x 385mm; framed. Satirical depictionof the House of Commons if the planned French invasionwas successful, a caption in the image reads ‘This houseadjourned to Botany Bay’ with the members of the Housegarbed as convicts, shackled for their journey. Restrikeof the 1798 plate by Henry Bohn, with the permission ofGillray’s widow.

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        Plan stolichnago goroda Sankt-Peterburga 1798 goda.

      

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        Erste Gründe der bürgerlichen Baukunst in einem Zusammenhange entworfen. Mit XXXV Kupfern. 4. veränd. u. verm. Aufl.

      Jena, W. Stahl 1798. - Poggend. 2,1046. Vgl. GV 142,198. ADB 37,105. Hamberger/M. 3,667f. Cat. of the Avery Memorial Architectural Libr. of Columbia Univ. 17,771 (2. Aufl.) - Schönes Architekturlehrbuch (Erstaufl. 1751) d. Jenaer Professors f. Physik u. Mathematik, S. (1722-1801), d. in einigen Auflagen erschienen ist. Vorliegende 4. Aufl. stellt die umfangreichste u. vollständigste dar. 4°. Titelbl., 4 nn. Bll. (Vorrede), 332 S., 11 nn. Bll. (Index, Verbesserungen), 19 gef. Taf. mit 35 Kpfr. Halblederband d. Zeit, mit e. goldgeprägten Rückenschild u. goldgeprägten Rückenzierlinien, Einbanddeckel marmoriert, Rücken etw. berieben, Ecken u. Kanten bestoßen, Seiten nur wenig vergilbt u. schwach stockfleckig. Mit je e. Namensz. v. alter Hand am Titelblatt u. am vorderen fliegenden Vorsatzblatt. Breitrandiger Druck.

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        Vade-mecum medicum, in duas partes divisum, ...Leiden, Abraham and Jan Honkoop, 1800. 12mo. Contemporary mottled boards.

      Cowen, America's pre-pharmacopoeial literature, pp. 21-22; STCN (1 copy); Founders online (letters to Tazewell from Washington and Jefferson); Wellcome V, p. 241; WorldCat (2 copies). Rare second edition of "the first general (as distinguished from hospital) 'pharmacopoeia' compiled by an American" (Cowen), first published at Paris in 1798. The first part of the book is a classification of diseases, and is taken word for word from the influential 1769 nosology by the Scottish physician William Cullen. The second part is a pharmacopoeia, divided into materia medica and composite medicines. The introduction notes that it is based on the author's notes made at the University of Edinburgh, the London pharmacopoeia and Joseph Townsend's The physicians' vade mecum (1794) (p. x). Between the two parts can be found a list translating the Latin names of the chemical preparations, "which not all readers will view as sufficiently legitimate" (p. 77) into the modern English and French nomenclature.William Tazewell (d. 1832) was an American physician who had studied in Edinburgh and in 1797-1800 was secretary to Elbridge Gerry in Paris. After returning to the United States, Tazewell set up a medical practice in Williamsburg and later moved to Virginia. In 1803 he presented copies of his Vade-mecum to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, the latter writing that "it has really brought the whole science of diseases & remedies within the shortest compass possible, and, not meddling with the details of the science himself, it presents exactly such a general view of every part of it, as [Jefferson] often wishes to take" (Cowen).With a small price in pen on the first flyleaf. Only some thumbing on the last 30 pages, otherwise in very good condition and wholly untrimmed. Boards slightly worn and spine cracked, but still structurally sound.

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        A Complete View of the Chinese Empire. Exhibited in a Geographical Description on its Antiquity, and a Genuine and Copius Account of the Earl Macartney's Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China.

      

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        Poems, and Compositions in Prose on Several Occasions.

      Richmond: Printed by Samuel Pleasants, 1798. 8vo, original quarter sheep and blue paper boards. The first book by William Munford (1775-1825), a collection of verse, prose and one play. Munford was a native of Virginia and the son of Revolutionary War soldier and dramatist Robert Munford (d. 1784). In his poetry, Munford skillfully lampoons politicians, as his father did in his plays, but there are also patriotic and historical poems, such as his piece on the Battle of Fallen Timbers, entitled "A Poem on the Defeat of General St. Clair." The play is entitled "Almoran and Hamet, A Tragedy founded on an Eastern Tale of the Name." Lacking the free endpapers; some foxing and wear; overall a very good copy.

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        Quinctius Heymeran von Flaming. Neue verb. Aufl. 1-4 Tl. 4 Bde.

      Berlin, In der Vossischen Buchhandlung 1798. - Goedeke V,479,6. Vgl. ADB 17,512ff. Hamberger/M. 4,324 ? A. Lafontaine (1758-1831), Autor zahlreicher Romane u. Erzählungen, zählte zu seiner Zeit zu den meistgelesenen und bekanntesten Autoren Deutschlands, geriet aber später, auch wegen der geringen literarischen Qualität vieler seiner Schöpfungen, in Vergessenheit. Eine Ausnahme bildete u. a. vorl., 1795/96 erstmals erschienene, vierbändige satirische Roman, eine originelle Parodie auf Adelsstolz, Rassendünkel und Vorurteile. Das Frontispiz u. die Titelblattvignetten stammen von Wilhelm Jury (1763-1829), vielbeschäftigter Berliner Buchillustrator d. Zeit (Vgl. Thieme-B. 19,347) Kl.8°. Gest. Frontisp., Titelbl., 410 S.; 1 nn. Bl., 406 S.; 1 nn Bl., 420 S.; 1 nn. Bl., 348 S., mit e. gestochenem Fr - Berlin, In der Vossischen Buchhandlung 1798. Mit einem gestochenen Frontispiz im ersten Band u. vier gestochenen Titelblattvignetten. Halblederbände d. Zeit, Rückenverzierung und -schildchen goldgeprägt, Einbanddeckel marmoriert, Vorsatz aus zweifärbig bedrucktem Buntpapier. Einbände berieben u. bestoßen, an den Stehkanten aufgeplatzt, Vorsätze leimschattig. Seiten nur teilw. gering braunfleckig, sonst kaum gebräunt und fast fleckenlos. Mit einigen Zahlen von alter Hand am vorderen Innendeckel d. ersten Bandes.

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        MOTHER GOOSE'S FAIRY TALES; or Histories of Past times: with morals. Written in French, by Monsieur Perrault. Translated by R[obert] Samber.

      xii, 13-156 pages [the last 5 being a book-list]. Wood-engraved frontispiece and 19 woodcuts within the text. Recently re-bound in 18th Dutch floral paper-covered boards. 103 x 66 mm. Lacks three leaves; pages 15/16, 127/128, 145/146. Inscribed n both endpapers: 'James Rontos his book 1798.' A very good copy of an extremely rare book. We have been unable to trace another copy of this particular edition. Samber's translation of Perrault's Histoires ou Contes du temps passé was first published in 1729.

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        AUTHENTIC COPIES OF THE CORRESPONDENCE OF CHARLES COTESWORTH PINCKNEY, JOHN MARSHALL, AND ELBRIDGE GERRY, ESQRS. ENVOYS EXTRAORDINARY AND MINISTERS PLENIPOTENTIARY TO THE REPUBLIC OF FRANCE; AS PRESENTED TO BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS, APRIL 3, 1798

      London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1798. 78pp. 19th-century three-quarter sheep and marbled boards, spine gilt. Clean internally. Good. In a red half morocco and cloth slipcase and chemise. First English edition of these controversial diplomatic exchanges, which first appeared in President John Adams' MESSAGE... of April 3, 1798 in Philadelphia. The incident known as the XYZ Affair had its origins in a French attempt to coerce a bribe from American envoys in order to engage in negotiations to improve relations between the two countries. The incident only served to sour Franco-American relations, leading to the so-called "Quasi War." These French machinations were of great interest to the English, who had been at war with France for several years, hence the present publication. Included here are the instructions to the American ministers, and a series of letters detailing the French demands or bribes. Not in Howes. SABIN 2446.

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        Buonaparte`s Feldzüge in Italien. Aus dem Französischen des Bu¨rgers P** [d.i. Pommereul, François René Jean de] General-Officers der französischen Armee [von Julius FREY].

      Leipzig, Karl Willhelm Küchler 1798. 8°. Gest. Titel m. Vignette, IV, 458 S. Mit Front. (Reiterbild Napoleons gest. v. [Johann August] Roßmäßler nach Carle Vernet), 1 Tafel (Portr. v. [Andre] Massena gest. v. W. Böhm) u. 1 mehrf. gef. Karte (gest. Endner) in Kupferstich. Halblederbd. d. Zeit auf 4 falschen Bünden m. Titel (auf mont. Papierschild) sowie kl. Fileten in Goldpräg. auf Rücken, Deckelbezügen aus Kleisterpapier und umseitigem Rotschnitt. Einband an den Kanten z. Tl. berieben, Namenszug v. alter Hd. auf Titel, im Text papierbedingt gebräunt u. tlw. wasserrandig. \"Fromm II, 4420; Kircheisen I, 2904. Zweite deutsche Übersetzung nach der 1797 erschienenen, französischen Originalausgabe `Campagne du General Buonaparte en Italie, pendant les annees IVe et Ve de la Republique francaise`. Bericht über Napoleons Feldzug in Italien (1796/1797) verfasst durch den französischen General u. Historiker Francois Rene Jean de Pommereul (1745-1823).\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Geschichte, Frankreich, Italien, Napoleon, Kriegskunde, Koalitionskrieg

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        Observations sur l'expédition du Général Buonaparte dans le Levant

      Paris: Bureau de la Librairie. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1798. First Edition Thus. 1. Leather. Publisher's full calf, gilt-ruled spine in six compartments, with gilt title on black label, marbled endpapers. An septieme (Year Seven, 1798). In French. This is the first translation into French of Eyles Irwin's "An Enquiry into the Feasibility of the Supposed Expedition of Buonaparte to the East," published in 1798. Translated from the English by "Andre." . Expertly refurbished, some pencil notations on blank verso of final page of text, none affecting text, some minor foxing. No maps. VERY GOOD.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 205 pp .

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        Voyage dans l'intérieur de la Chine, et en Tartarie, fait dans les années 1792, 1793 et 1794

      Chez Buisson 1798 - - Chez Buisson, A Paris 1798 - 1799, In-8 (12,5x19,5cm), (4) viij, 515pp. et (4) 412pp. et (4) 399pp. et (4) 326pp. et (4) ij, 402pp. ; (2) 30Pl., 5 volumes reliés. - Edition originale des 4 premiers volumes parus en 1798, et du 5e volume de 1799 en supplément contenant un précis de l'histoire de la Chine et le voyage en chine et en Tartarie de Huttner, ainsi que de l'atlas de 32 planches (moeurs chinoises, pieds des femmes chinoises, costumes, architecture.) et qui paraît également pour la première fois dans la seconde édition. Les 4 premiers volumes contiennent 4 frontispices et 3 grandes cartes dépliantes en fin du tome 4 (excellentes cartes du voyage, de la Chine.). Nombreux tableaux en fin du volume 4, sur le commerce, la monnaie. 39 planches dont 4 frontispices, 4 cartes. Reliures en pleine basane brune marbrée d'époque. Dos lisses ornés de 2 types de fers caissonnés et de roulettes. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin vert. Dentelle d'encadrement sur les plats. Coiffes de tête des tome I et 4 arrachées. Une partie de la coiffe de tête du tome 2 arrachée. Coiffes de queue des tomes 1 et 2 élimées. Mors supérieur du tome 1 fendu. 2 trous de vers le long du mors inférieur du tome 5. Les 4 premiers volumes frottés. Mors supérieur du tome 4 ouvert en queue. Epidermures sur le dos du tome 2. Le tome 5, bien que très proche des 4 premiers est très sensiblement différent (typographie différente pour la pièce de titre, fers semblables), et ne semble pas avoir connu le même relieur, mais un meilleur relieur. Les planches 33 et 34 ont été reliés dans le texte du volume 5. Ex libris gravé aux armes : Bibliothèque du château de Menneval. Ce voyage fut assemblé d'après les papiers de Lord Macartney ainsi que des commandants et des ambassadeurs du voyage par le secrétaire de Macartney, sir George Staunton. Macartney fut envoyé en Chine sur ordre du roi george III en ambassade extraordinaire pour la première fois dans le but d'établir des relations commerciales, de rencontrer les élites chinoises et de rapporter de son voyage toutes les observations possibles. Il embarqua à Portsmouth avec trois navires, Le lion, l'Indostan et le Chacal. Macartney traversa en grande partie le pays en s'arrêtant à Tianjin et Pekin. Cependant, en raison de coutumes différentes, l'ambassade fut un échec complet. Pour les Chinois, les relations dipomatiques ne pouvaient se faire sur un pied d'égalité, les ambassadeurs devaients se prosterner devant l'empereur et lui prêter allégeance, ce que Macartney refusa, celui-ci ne pouvant accepter une quelconque subordination du roi d'Angleterre à l'empereur de Chine. Le rejet catégorique chinois des relations commerciales entraînèrent les prémices de ce qui constituera les guerres de l'opium et la chute de l'empire chinois. L'ouvrage demeure une des meilleures descriptions des contrées traversées par Macartney, offrant des informations précises sur les sciences, l'histoire naturelle, l'aristocratie. et sera eminemment utile aux suiveurs de Macartney. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition of the first 4 volumes published in 1798, and the fifth volume in supplement containing a precise account of the history of China and the trip to China and Tartary of Huttner, as well as of the 32-sheet atlas, which also appears for the first time. (4) viij, 515pp. et (4) 412pp. et (4) 399pp. et (4) 326pp. et (4) ij, 402pp. ; (2) 30Pl. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An account of travels into the interior of Southern Africa, in the years 1797 and 1798.

      2 Bände. Mit 8 colorierten Aquatinta-Tafeln sowie 9 (davon 3 color.) gefalteten gestochenen Karten. Complete Set. - Barrow gibt eine ausgezeichnete Beschreibung von Fauna, Flora, Geologie, Mineralogie, etc. Er "gab als erster eine vollständige Beschreibung der Kap-Kolonie, deren Umfang man auch durch ihn erst kennenlernte. Die Vollendung der nördlichen Grenzlinie war eine der Hauptaufgaben seiner Reisen gewesen. Seine auf eigenen Beobachtungen fußende Karte leitete eine Wende in der karthographischen Darstellung Süd-Afrikas ein... Sie war die erste gedruckte Karte, die das zentrale Kapland in den Grundzügen richtig wiedergab" (Henze I, 173. - 010

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        NEUESTE UND VOLLSTÄNDIGSTE POSTKARTE VON GANZ DEUTSCHLAND NIEDERLANDEN SCHWEIZ POHLEN UNGARN UND DEN ANGRÄNZENDEN THEILEN UND DEN FRANCHREICHS U. ITALIEN.

      Artaria et Compl, 1798. (Codice AN/2533) Grande carta incisa in rame e acquerellata, montata su tela, cm. 101x21,5, ripiegata in 24 parti. Incisore: Franz Müller. Titolo calligrafico su "drappo" panneggiato, legenda, cornice colorata. Minime tr.d'uso, qualche piccola macchia che non lede il testo. Bella, interessante e decorativa. Euro 450.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Archiv merkwürdiger Actenstücke, sonderbarer Rechtshändel, seltner Rechtsfragen und nicht alltäglicher Anecdoten. 2 in 1 Band.

      Leipzig, Baumgärtner, 1797-, 1798. - 8°, circa 20,5 x 11,8 cm. 4 Bll., 206 SS., 2 Bll.; VIII SS., 1 Bl., 277 SS. Pappe d. Zt. Hamberger-M. XV,549; Hayn-G. I,108 (datiert fälschlich 1799). Erste Ausgabe beider Bände dieser kuriosen Sammlung von Rechts- und Kirminalfällen. Dabei: Ueber die Zuläßigkeit der Ehe eines Eunuchus - Eine Stiefmutter bringt aus Geiz vier Stiefkinder mit Gift ums Leben - Unschuld einer Mutter, welche unnatürlichen Beyschlafs mit ihrem leiblichen Sohne angeklagt worden - Wegelagerung und Mißhandlung an einem in seinem Berufe reisenden Gerichtsverwalter - Sonderbare Art eines Selbstmordes - Ein in Spiritus aufbewahrtes unzeitiges Kind veranlaßt nach langen Jahren eine Untersuchung der ihm wiederfahrnen Ermordung halber - Vielmännerey aus Unwissenheit - Der Verbecher aus Sinnlichkeit - Sinnreiche Vertheidigung eines sodomitischen Verbrechens - Die Passauer Kunst, oder das Festemachen etc. "- Kaum gebräunt, nur vereinzelt minimal fleckig, meist sauber, Rücken mit kleinem Etikett. Schönes Exemplar - komplett mit beiden Bänden selten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Chinesische Mauer ('Die große und bewunderns würdige Grenz Mauer im asiatischen Kaiserthum hina erbauet 200. Jahr vor Christi Geburth.').

      - Kupferstich b. Johann Gottfried Baumann, 1798, 18 x 26,5 Sehr selten! - Unter der Ansicht Porträt von Johann dem Standhaften, Kurfürst zu Sachsen. Rare view from the Great Wall of China.

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        Carta esferica de una parte de la Costa del Peru

      Very rare large-format Spanish chart of the Pacific coastline of South America, focusing on the coastline of Peru; this belongs to a rare set of Spanish maps of the American colonies, drawn from the best available sources at the end of the 18th century, part of a larger initiative which included the first Spanish maritime atlas, and some of the finest sea charts of South America. The upper half of the map is dominated with a set of inset coastal profiles showing: Vista de la Costa inmediata a Truxillo, Vista de la Mesa de Da. Maria, Vista de la costa inmediata a Arica, Vista de la costa inmediata a Lima, Vista de la Isla de Sangallan y tierra inmediata, Vista de la Punta de la Nasca. Spain had been known for its policy of secrecy regarding cartographical knowledge, however at the end of the 18th century the reasoning started to change and the publication of maps was incentivized by the crown; the map in fact has the stamp of the Deposito Hidrografico, which held the charts Spanish pilots drafted during their surveying explorations. Pedro Manuel Gangoiti (1759 - 1830), a Spanish Basque artist, engraver, and librarian to the Duke of San Carlos, is responsible for the drawing of the map; the engraving itself is owed to the master engraver Fernando Selma (1752 - 1810), author of some of the plates that illustrate the Quijote de la Academia (1780) printed by Ibarra, before moving on to cartography, helping with the confection of the Atlas Maritimo, allegedly claiming that he rather serve those who navigate the oceans than to work for the enjoyment of frivolous people with luxurious plates. Juan de Langara (1736 - 1806), explorer, naval officer and Minister of Marine, presents the chart to the King; during his term as Minister, Langara commissioned several explorations and surveys in the Northwest coast of America, and the Pacific. Ossorio: Galería de artistas españoles del siglo XIX, p. 267.

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