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        Illustrations of Sterne: with Other Essays and Verses / by John Ferriar

      London : Cadell And Davies, 1798. 1st Edition. "Physical desc. : [10], 314p. ; 18.3cm ; 8vo. [A]4 ([A]4+a5[=X6]) B-U8 X6(-X6) . Subject: Sterne, Laurence, 1713-1768 - Criticism and interpretation. Genre; Essays. Anthologies - England - 1798. Referenced by: ESTC t147670." Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt cross-bands bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Physikalisches Wörterbuch oder Versuch einer Erklärung der vornehmsten Begriffe und Kunstwörter der Naturlehre mit kurzen Nachrichten von der Geschichte der Erfindungen und Beschreibungen der Werkzeuge begleitet. Neue Aufl. 5 Bde. Leipzig, Schwickert, 1798-99. Mit zahlr. Abb. auf 31 gefalt. Kupfertaf. Pp.-Bde. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. RSch. (etw. bestoßen u. beschabt).

      Poggendorff I, 867; Zischka 219; NDB VI, 134.- 'Das erste systematische physikalische Handwörterbuch in deutscher Sprache, das das damalige gesamte physikalische Wissen kritisch und verläßlich in alphabetischer Folge vorlegte und an Qualität fremdsprachliche Werke ähnlicher Art weit übertraf.'- Enthält vier Bände und den Supplementband.- Exlibris auf Spiegeln.- Teils etwas stockfleckig, stellenweise schwach feuchtrandig in unterer weißer Außenecke.

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        THE COUNTRY DYER'S ASSISTANT

      1798. ELLIS, Asa Jr. THE COUNTRY DYER'S ASSISTANT. Brookfield, MA: Printed by E. Merriam & Co. for the author [n.d. 1798]. First edition viii, (9-)139 pp. + 3 pp. index + errata page. 12mo., contemporary calf with several small (1/2 inch) scrapes and chips to spine. Ink notes on endpapers and reverse of errata page; lacks front and rear flyleaves. Front board slightly bowed. Lacks spine label. Text complete but some pages have corners trimmed, or are dogeard. Pp. 49-50 chipped with a slight loss of text at top corner. A few signatures are slightly loose. Pinned to the reverse of the title page is a manuscript with the instructions for the use of Madder dye. Wonderful early American dyecraft reference featuring native plants and materials, instructions in detail for obtaining exact colors, and an index. Evans 33670.

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        Inledning til chemien.

      Åbo, Frenckellska boktryckeriet, 1798. 8:o. (4),150,(1) s. Bra ljusbrunt stänkdekorerat pappbd med benvit titeletikett (Johanna Röjgård). Med gamla rödstänkta snitt. Enstaka lager- och småfläckar. En liten fläck i övre marginalen på s. 114-15.. Den finska kemisten Johan Gadolin (1760-1852) studerade i Åbo under P. A. Gadd och senare framförallt under Torbern Bergman i Uppsala. Han samarbetade även med Gahn och Scheele. Gadolins viktiga "Inledning", som publicerades i samband med hans tillträde som kemiprofessor i Åbo, användes flitigt av studenterna vid universiteten i Norden och utgår från Fourcroy och Lavoisier. Den har kallats den första moderna textboken i kemi i Norden

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        JUVENILE ANECDOTES, Founded on Facts. Collected for the amusement of children.

      [4], 140 pages. Recent quarter calf over marbled boards; red label to spine; vellum corners. Binding: 13.6 x 9 cm. First edition. A second volume was published in 1798. A very nice copy of a scarce book. Moral cautionary stories of improvement, with titles such as, 'A Story for Boys that Fling Stones,' 'Little Girls are not made for Flying,' and 'Second Thoughts are Best.'

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        A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the Words are Deduced from their Originals, Explained in their Different Meanings, and Authorised by the Names of the Writers in whose Works they are Found. Abstracted from the Folio Edition,... to which are Prefixed, A Grammar of the English Language, and the Preface to the Folio Edition.

      London: E. Bathurst, R. Dodsley, P. Vaillant [et al], 1798. . Eleventh edition. One volume bound in two. (986) pp. 20th century red calf, spines with raised bands, gilt lettered labels. Spines a little faded and worn, some occasional light marks to leaves at the front of each volume, a very good set. Fleeman, 56.1DA/19. An uncommon issue amongst the numerous abridged editions of Johnson's dictionary published in the late 18th century, ESTC listing only 2 copies in the UK and 3 in North America.

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        A treatise of practical surveying : which is demonstrated from its first principles : wherein every thing that is useful and curious in that art is fully considered & explained, particularly three new and very concise methods for determining the arreas [sic] of right-lined figures arithmetically, or by calculation, as well as the geometrical ones heretofore treated of : the whole illustrated with copper-plates

      William A. Davis & Co. for Gaine & Ten Eyck, T. Allen, S. Campbell, E. Duykinck & Co., N. Judah, T. & J. Swords, B. Gomez, New York, M. Carey, Philadelphia, and C.R. & G. Webster, Albany, 1798-01-01. 8th. Hardcover. Good. Contemporary calf binding. Cover wear. Binding solid. 8vo. Foxing. vii, [8]-452 p., 13 engraved plates (some folded) : ill. ; 22 cm. Collated. Early American imprint. "Gibsons Surveying was a dominant American text for a half century, and the standard against which others were compared. It appeared on the American scene when there was a need for what it offered, particularly in regard to calculating land areas from metes and bounds surveys," (P.O.B.) Evans 33795; Sabin 27321; Rink 2388. <br><br> Stephen C. Powers&#39; book, 1813. Dunham, Mass. (Powers was later in Bedford, where he married Charlotte Belden.)

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        L'Iliade d'Omero volgarizzata letteralmente in prosa e recata poeticamente in verso sciolto italiano dall'Ab. Melchiorre Cesarotti. Ampiamente illustrata da una scelta delle Osservazioni originali de' più celebri Critici antichi e moderni, e da quelle del Traduttore. Edizione II riveduta, ed ampliata dal Traduttore stesso; coll'aggiunta del Testo Greco.

      a spese di Pietro Brandolese, 1798 - 1802, in Padova, - 10 voll. in 5 tomi in-8° (225x145mm), pp. VIII, 352; IV, 440; IV, 338; VIII, 419; IV, 396; V, 306; IV, 339; IV, 388; IV, 339; IV, 318; bella legatura coeva, realizzata da Francis Bedford (Paddington, 1799-Londra, 1883), in mezzo marocchino rosso e angoli con titolo, tomaisons e decori floreali in oro entro scomparti su dorso a nervi. Piatti marmorizzati, tagli di testa dorati, sguardie marmorizzate policrome. Avvertenza ai lettori di Pietro Brandolese al primo vol., seguita da un ampio ragionamento storico-critico (pp. 1-235), da un catalogo bibliografico delle principali edizioni e versioni di Omero (pp. 237-254), da un'"Orazione di Dione Grisostomo detta l'Iliaca tradotta dal Sig. Abate Angelo Zendrini Alunno dell'Accademia di Padova", da un'appendice alla stessa riguardante la storia di Elena, dalla traduzione in versi sdruccioli dell'"Epitalamio di Elena" di Teocrito, da opinioni sulla durata dell'assedio di Troia, dall'idillio "Ambra sive Homerus" del Poliziano, dal dialogo di Fontenelle "Omero ed Esiodo", dall'ode di De La Mothe "L'ombre d'Homère" (la traduzione di Cesarotti ha inizio solo dal secondo vol.). Ex-libris nobiliari ottocenteschi con motto in lingua greca. Allegata, in fine del primo volume, la ricevuta, in data 27 aprile 1896, di acquisto dei volumi da parte del Principe Rhodocanaki presso i librai antiquari J. e M. L. Tregaskis, con tanto di intestazione dei librai medesimi. Bellissimo esemplare. Seconda edizione della traduzione cesarottiana dell'"Iliade", con ampie note esplicative in calce e il testo originale greco a fronte. La presente seconda edizione è riveduta e aumentata dal Cesarotti stesso, che ebbe a dire: "Non è una traduzione, né un'imitazione, ma una riforma e una rigenerazione dell'Iliade". Il Bedford fu tra i più noti legatori inglesi dell'800. Gamba, 2628: "In questo grande lavoro sta da principio la traduzione, o, a meglio dire, la rifusione dell'Iliade, alla quale nell'ultime edizioni l'Autore cambiò il titolo in La Morte d'Ettore. Vi susseguita la traduzione letterale del Poema in prosa, in cui ebbe mano il ch. prof. Angelo Zendrini. Questa voluminosa opera. venne meritatamente chiamata un'enciclopedia omerica". Hoffman, II, p. 849: "Diese Ubsz. ist schön, und selbst ein Meisterwerk in versi sciolti". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Flora Bedfordiensis Comprehending Such Plants as Grow in the County of Bedford

      Printed and Sold By W. Smith, Bedford 1798 - arranged according to the system of linnaeus with occasional remarks. pp 351 rebacked retaining the original spine laid on top, new leather corners original marble boards."Abbot's carefully prepared Flora bedfordiensis is written entirely in English, except for the first two words of the title and the Linnaean botanical names of the plants. It lists 1325 flowering plants and cryptogams. A brief description of each species is followed by the general place of growth, and in the case of some rare plants, the precise locality." - Henrey p. 73.

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        Norrköpings minne.

      Norrköping, A. F. Raam, 1798. 8:o. (14),336,(1,1 blank),337-716,(18) s. & 5 utvikbara grav. plr & 2 utvikbara grav. kartor. Ngt nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg, brun titel- respektive grön deltiteletikett. Blågröna snitt. Ryggen blekt och torr. Ett handskrivet register på eftersättsbladet. En i stora drag bra inlaga. En reva i yttermarginalen på s. 7 och ett avrivet nedre hörn på s. 17. Smärre solkfläckar förekommer sporadiskt, t.ex. på s. 138-48 och 645-58. Ett inklistrat samtida tidningsurklipp på s. 162 och en likaledes inklistrad recension på insidan av den bakre pärmen. Med J. O. Wedbergs exlibris.. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 6276. Ranius Böcker om Östergötland 513. Rahmström Bidrag till en bibliografi om vallonerna 507. Med de ibland saknade subskribentförteckningarna. Vyn över Norrköping är graverad av J. P. Cumelin och är en försiktig bearbetning av planschbladet ur Dahlbergs "Suecia antiqua". Bland övriga planscher märks en vy över staden från norr och avbildningar av stadskyrkan och spinnhuset. Hans Olof Sundelius (1764-1821) var vice pastor i Adelöf i Linköpings stift. I förordet skriver han att han uppmuntrats i sitt arbete av J. H. Lidén, denna "Norrköpings Mecænas". Registret på eftersättsbladet är till kapitel XIII i första delen "om namnkunnige och lärde män". I det inklistrade urklippet på s. 162 noteras att greve Gustaf Douglas svårligen kunde "inlossa ryssarne till Norrköping" år 1719 då han vid det tillfället var i fångenskap i Ryssland. Recensionen är ur "Journal för svensk litteratur"

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        An Epitome of the Natural History of the Insects of China: comprising Figures and Descriptions

      London: Bensley T, 1798. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. London, printed for the author by T. Bensley, 1798. 4to. With descriptive text, and 50 delightful hand-coloured engravings by the author (with tissue guards). Rebound (1980s) to the highest standards of craftsmanship by J. Henderson of York. Full black leather. Gilt lining to board edges. Raised bands to spine. Elaborate and appropriate gilt decoration to spine. Gilt label. Endpapers in appropriate period marbled paper. Gilt decoration to turn-ins. The plates are wonderfully bright. The contents are clean and free from foxing, although some tissue guards are foxed. All edges marbled originally. A beautiful book Bound to match Donovans¿s Insects of India which I am also listing

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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.

      - [Edited by John Vancouver]. London: printed for G.G. & J. Robinson and J. Edwards, 1798. 3 volumes (without the folio atlas), quarto. (11 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches). Half-titles, 3pp. errata at the end of vol.III. 1 engraved chart, 17 engraved plates. Later half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, the spines gilt in compartments, the bands highlighted with gilt tooling. First edition of the text volumes to "One of the most important [voyages] 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 both Admiral Rodney and on James Cook's second and third voyages, so was well equipped in terms of experience, in addition he was a first class navigator. The voyage was mounted as a `grand-scale expedition to reclaim Britain's rights, resulting from the Nootka Convention, at Nootka Sound, to thoroughly examine the coast south of 60º in order to find a possible passage to the Atlantic; and to learn what establishments had been founded by other powers. This voyage became one of the most important ever made in the interests of geographical knowledge. Vancouver sailed by way of the Cape of Good Hope to Australia, where he discovered King George's Sound and Cape Hood, then to New Zealand, Hawaii, and the northwest coast of America. In three seasons' work Vancouver surveyed the coast of California; visited San Francisco and San Diego . and other Spanish settlements in Alta California; settled the necessary formalities with the Spanish at Nootka; investigated the Strait of Juan de Fuca; discovered the Strait of Georgia; circumnavigated Vancouver Island; and disproved the existence of any passage between the Pacific and Hudson Bay.' (Hill Pacific Voyages [2004] p.623). Cowan (1914), p. 236 ("superior to any of its kind, and constitutes the chiefest source of authority of that period"); Cowan (1933), p. 654-655; 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 Hawai'i ("Vancouver's voyage resulted in the first published map of Hawai'i to depict the islands in their entirety"); pp.39-43; Forbes I,298; Graff Western Americana 4456; Hill (2004) 1753; Howes V-23; JCB 2009; Jones Americana 667; Judd 178; Lada-Mocarski 55; Lande 1495; National Maritime Museum 142; O'Reilly-Reitman 635; Sabin 98443; Smith Pacific Northwest Americana 10469. Staton & Tremaine 688; Strathern 582; Streeter Sale 3497;Tweney 78; Wagner Cartography of the Northwest Coast, pp.853-860; Wantrup 63a; ; Wickersham 6601; Zamorano Eighty 77. Cf. Vice Admiral George W. Emery. The Rodgers Family Collection at the Navy Department Library. (online); R.P. Johnson. Rear Admiral John Rodgers, 1812-1882. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1967. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Voyage of La Perouse Round the World in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, with the Nautical Tables. To which is Prefixed, Narrative of an Interesting Voyage from Manilla to St. Blaise. And annexed Travels Over the Continent, with the Dispatches of La Perouse in 1787 and 1788 by M. de Lesseps

      London: John Stockdale, 1798. Hardcover. Near fine. Two volumes (complete). Octavo. Vol I: pp cxc, 290, with 21 plates and 5 maps (3 folding); Vol. II: pp vii, 442 + 3-199 (Tables showing the Course of La Boussole) + [1] ad, with 23 plates, a plan, and two maps (on one plate). Bound in later three-quarter leather over marbled boards, titles and date stamped in gilt on the spines. Bookplate of Stuart W. Jackson on the front pastedown of Vol. I. A lovely, fresh set, with very minimal foxing, other than on the endpapers. Some plates trimmed a bit close at the fore edge, but no significant compromise to images. Some offsetting from plates to facing pages. All maps in fine condition. First translation of La Perouse into English, one of two English editions produced in 1798--this one probably slightly later, but with 51 original plates and maps, in contrast to 42 in the Johnson edition. Sabin 38964; Howes L93, Hill 974. Plates show geographical features and landscape, native peoples and customs, boats, birds and other natural history. Account of "one of the most important scientific explorations ever undertaken to the Pacific and the west coast of North America" (Hill). La Perouse and his men obtained much important geographic data, as well as valuable information about the fur trade and the extent of Spanish settlements in California. They were the first foreign scientific expedition to visit Alta California. The narrative also gives accounts of Easter Island, Hawaii, Macao, Formosa, the Aleutian Islands, Samoa, Tonga, and Australia. La Perouse sent his reports back from Botany Bay and then set said in 1788, never to be heard from again.

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        Resa Til Norra Americas Ishaf, samt En obekant Engelsmans Resor Bland Canadas Wildar, utgifne af Le Long, JämteEdvard Umfrevilles Beskrifning om Hudsons Baye och Dess tilgränsande Wildar.

      Stkh., Tryxkt i Kongl. Ordens-Boktryckeriet, hos Assessoren Johan Pfeiffer. 1798. 8vo. Samtidig blankt kartonasjebind. (6), 202, (4), 208 s.. Ryggen slitt

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        IL ZIBALDONE. Poemetto in dodici canti del P. Atanasio da Verrocchio. Lettore di teologia nel convento dei RR. PP. Minori osservanti di ****.

      (Marsigli) Anno 6. della Repubblica Francese (1798). In-16 gr. (mm. 179x116), mz. pelle coeva (abras. alle cerniere), pp. CCCXXXVII. Poema in sestine, di dodici canti. "Edizione originale" di questo ?bizzarro novelliere in versi?. ?Domenico Luigi Batacchi (1748-1802), poeta giocoso.. Con lo pseudonimo di "P. Atanasio da Verrocchio" uscirono dal 1791 le ?Novelle? in sesta rima, facili ma scurrili e, postumo (1805), il poemetto dello stesso genere, "Zibaldone".. Il Foscolo afferma che fu assai più licenzioso del Casti e nondimeno si direbbe che egli, come l?Ariosto, voglia più rallegrare che corrompere i suoi lettori?. Così Diz. Treccani,II, p. 124. Cfr. Gay ?Bibliographie des ouvrages relatifs à l'amour?,III,1402 - Parenti ?Diz. luoghi di stampa falsi?, p. 130 - Parenti ?Rarità bibliografiche?,IV, p. 138: ?Edizione molto rara?. Il Melzi,I,95 porta, come data di ediz., Parigi, 1805. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        L'Iliade d'Omero volgarizzata letteralmente in prosa e recata poeticamente in verso sciolto italiano dall'Ab. Melchior Cesarotti Edizione II. Riveduta, ed ampliata dal Traduttore stesso; coll'aggiunta del testo Greco.

      Brandolese,, In Padova, 1798 - Dieci volumi di cm. 23, pp. 3.500 ca. complessive. Legatura strettamente coeva in cart. alla rustica con titoli ms. su etichette ai dorsi. Bell'esemplare, fresco, marginoso, in barbe. Testo in greco con traduzione italiana e ampie note. Cfr. Gamba (2628): "Questa voluminosa opera. venne meritatamente chiamata un'enciclopedia omerica". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        VARIA SYSTEMATA THEOLOGORUM DE DIVINA GRATIA

      Non précisé 1798 - RO40126641: 268 pages manuscrites. Pièce de titre beige sur le dos. Titre et caissons dorés sur le dos. Tranche rouge. Mors droit fendu. Ex-Libris (Seminarii Tutellensis) au dos du 1er plat. Tampon de Grand Séminaire (Tulle) en première page. Annotation (1972) en page de garde. Systhema Thomisticum. Systema Augustinianum, etc. In-18 Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Tâchée. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 470-Langues italiques. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sektion 3 "Feuille No. III." aus Louis Albert Ghislain Bacler d&#39;Albe: "Carte Générale du Théâtre de la Guerre en Italie et dans les Alpes depuis le Passage du Var le 29 Jbre 1792 v. s. jusqu&#39;à l&#39;Entrée des Francais à Rome

      Kupferstich-Karte Mailand 1798. 54.5x68 cm. Maßstab ca. 1 : 259.000. - Lex. Gesch. Kartogr. S. 557 - Engelmann, Geogr. S. 605 - Tooley 2 Bd. I S. 66 - Graesse I, 271 - Zeigt das Allgäu, die Allgäuer Alpen und Bayerische Alpen mit Ammersee, Starnberger See (als Wuxm See bezeichnet), Kochelsee, Walchensee, Staffelsee und Teile von Vorarlberg und Tirol; begrenzt durch Dachau, München, Bad Aibling, Rattenberg, Mayrhofen, Bludenz, Wangen, Wurzach und Dietenheim; mit Füssen und Schongau im Zentrum der Karte. Oben schmale gestochene Bordüre. Louis Albert Ghislain Baron de Bacler d&#39;Albe (1761 - 1824), französischer Ingenieur, Kartograph und Zeichner, war unter Napoleon Leiter des Topographischen Bureaus, Direktor des Kriegsdepots und gehörte zu seinen militärischen Beratern. Für den Italienfeldzug erstellte er eine Karte des Kriegsschauplatzes in 30 Blättern. Sie "blieb bis in die 1830er Jahre die bedeutendste, wenn auch je nach Quellenlage ungleichwertige Karte von Oberitalien." (Lex. Gesch. Kartogr.)Guter Abdruck auf kräftigem Papier, im breiten weißen Papierrand leicht stockfleckig, ungefaltet.

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        Morning after the Storm. The husband&#39;s return... Le Matin devenu Calme. Le retour du mari

      London: Published by William Redmore Bigg, March 1798. Colour printed mezzotint with additional hand-colouring. In good condition with the exception of some neat repairs to the plate mark. 17 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches. 18 x 23 5/8 inches. A lovely genre picture after the celebrated artist William Redmore Bigg which demonstrates familial love. In this excellent colour mezzotint, William Ward&#39;s fine engraving conveys the charm of Bigg&#39;s painting, and illustrates a sensibility and concern for familial warmth that has, to a definite degree, since been lost. Bigg&#39;s early Romantic narratives anticipate the "good" people in Dickens&#39; 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&#39;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&#39;s needs are dealt with. With skill and beauty Bigg&#39;s expresses this happy release from anxiety.

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        Relazione del terremoto accaduto in Siena il dì 26 maggio 1798. Divisa in sei lettere dal Reverendiss. P. Ab. D. Ambrogio Soldani Professore di Mattematiche in quella Università. Pubblicata da Giuseppe Pazzini Carli con l'aggiunta di una tavola in rame e descrizione della medesima.

      Siena, dai Torchj Pazziniani, con Approvazione, 1798. In 8vo, pp. X, 98 (manca la tavola ripiegata in fine ?Prospettiva dell'atmosfera .. sopra la città di Siena?, firmata in lastra ?A. Costa inc., T.L. Grillet Canonico V.D?). Prima edizione di questo grande saggio di geologia italiana, molto raro. [Unito a]: Litogenesia. Lettera di D. Ambrogio Soldani Ab. Generale dell'Ordine Camaldolense. P. P. nell'Università di Siena.. pp. 40 e al verso della pagina con il titolo è manoscritto a inchiostro marrone ?all'Ill.mo e Rmo. Mons: Ricci L'Autore? (manca l'ultima bianca). L'Autore (Pisa). Esemplare rileg. in bross. in carta recente, minime gualciture agli angoli, buona conservazione di questo raro insieme.

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        Voyage en Norwège, en Danemarck, et en Russie, dans les années 1788, 89, 90 et 91. Traduit de l'Anglais par P. F. Henry; suivi d'une lettre de Richer-Serisy sur la Russie. 2 vols.

      Paris 1798. viii + 320 pp. and (4) + 351 pp. Later quarter calf. All edges rubbed. A spot on front end-paper vol. 2. Otherwise firm and clean.. Schiötz 1066d*: hos Halkett og Laing står det at Swinton er pseudonym for William Thomson. Barbier derimot mener at Thomson bare var medforfatter

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        Voyages de la perse dans l&#39;Inde, et du Bengale en Perse, le premier traduit du persan et le second de l&#39;anglais; avec une notice sur les Révolutions de la Perse, un Mémoire historique sur Persépolis et des notes (2 tomes complet pour ce titre)

      de l&#39;Imprimerie de Crapelet à Paris, Collection portative des voyages (tomes 2 et 3).1798 (an VI),, in 16 (13,5 x 8 cm) CXXXI + 142 + 270 pages. Illustration en couleurs de 2 frontispices et de deux gravures double page. Reliure plein maroquin rouge à grains longs, plats avec larges dentelle fleuronnée en encadrement sur les plats, dos richement orné, fine dentelle intérieure et liseré sur les coupes, toutes tranches dorées. +++++++ Somptueuse petite édition superbement reliée de cette traduction par l&#39;orientaliste Louis-Mathieu Langlès (1763-1824) de deux voyages et comprenant : Une préface de Langlès, Le voyage de la Perse dans l&#39;Inde pendant les années 845-846-847 et 848 de l&#39;hégire (1442 à 1444 de l&#39;ère vulgaire) par A&#39;bd-Oûlrizäq, Le voyage de Bengal à Chyraz, Une notice historique de la Perse depuis la mort de Nâdir-Châh jusqu&#39;en 1788, et in-fine le catalogue des oeuvres de Langlès. Le premier voyage concerne l&#39;Hindoustan ; le second correspond à Ceylan, Bombay puis le sud de la Perse avec l&#39;ancienne capitale Chyraz et sa région, et enfin un retour à Calcutta. Ces deux volumes complet sur la partie des Voyages de la Perse dans l&#39;Inde et du Bengale en Perse, appartiennent à une série de 5 volumes intitulée : Collection Portative de Voyages traduits de différentes langues orientales et européennes. Pour rappel, les 5 tomes correspondent aux voyages suivants : Tome 1 - Voyage de l&#39;Inde a La Mekke par A&#39;BDOUL-KERYM ; Tomes 2 et 3 - Voyages de la Perse dans l&#39;Inde et du Bengale en Perse par Langlès ; Tome 4 et 5 - Voyage pittoresque de l&#39;Inde fait dans les années 1780-1783 par William Hodges - Somptueuse reliure dans un très bel état, intérieur très frais, TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE..

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        Leben und Thaten des Freyherrn Quinctius Heymeran v. Flaming. Von Gustav Freier.

      Ludwig Christian Kehr,, Kreuznach, 1798 - 4 Bände. Kreuznach, Ludwig Christian Kehr, 1798-1799. 8°. (4), 493 S.; (3), 520 S., (3), 467 S.; (3), 404 S. Halblederbände der Zeit mit verblasster Rückenvergoldung. Vgl. Wilpert/Gühring 931, 13 (für die Erstausgabe von 1795-1796). - Vorderer Einbanddeckel von Band vier vollständing abgelöst. Papier nur wenig stockfleckig. Einbände berieben und bestossen. Halblederbände der Zeit mit verblasster Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Newtonian System of Philosophy; Explained by Familiar Philosophy: explained by familiar objects, in an entertaining manner, for the use of young ladies and gentlemen?Illustrated with Copperplates and Cuts. A New Improved Edition, With many Alterations and Additions, to explain the new Philosophical Discoveries, &c. &c. by William Magnet

      London: Printed for Ogilvy and Son...[et al.], 1798 Recent tan polished calf, gilt-ruled covers and spine, spine with gilt lettering and ornaments. . Twelvemo. With five copper-engraved plates and fifteen woodcuts in the text. Former owner's name in ink on title-page, with the date 1811. Donor's presentation to that same owner on a preliminary blank. Two twentieth-century views of optical instruments tipped in at front. A very good copy Written expressly for children, this work has been attributed to John Newbery and to Oliver Goldsmith. It discusses matter and motion, the solar system, the universe, animals and vegetable, the five senses, etc.

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        Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht abgefasst

      Königsberg bey Friedrich Nicolovius 1798. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, 196 x 113 mms., pp. xiv [xv - xvi blank],334, original boards, paper label on spine; first gathering mis-folded with final blank leaf preceding pp. xii - xiv, binding slightly soiled, some nicks to front joint, lower spine very slightly defective, corners slightly crushed. but a decent copy with the bookplate of Aloysius Guillelmus Denner on the Front paste-down end-paper and on the rector of the front free end-paper the Ex Libris of Sigmund Blau. Kant (1724 - 1804) published this, his last significant work, after a tussle with the ecclesiastical authorities about his writings on religion. The word "Anthropologie" does not have its modern meaning; instead Kant is writing about mental processes and psychology. His interest in classifying and defining mental disorders began with an examination of the effect of puberty on thought processes. Garrison-Morton 4969; Norman 1201; Warda 195; Zilboorg, pages 308 - 09.

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        Llewellin: a Tale.

      In three volumes. London: Printed and published by G. Cawthorn, British Library, no. 132, Strand; sold also by Messrs. Richardson, Royal-Exchange; and J. Wright, Piccadilly., 1798-1799. IX + [1] + 334 + [2]; [1] + 423; [1] + 428 pp. Nice clean copy bound in contemporary paperbindings with handwritten paperlabels on spine. Bookplate on inner frontcover.. Written 1796 to the eight-month-old Princess Charlotte but for unknown reasons first published three years later. 'O'Keeffe, who would eventually author nine collections of children's poems, four novels, and a retelling of the Bible, was the first writer to adapt dramatic forms along with the precepts of late eighteenth-century rational education (such as an emphasis on active learning and moral development) to children's poetry. The author demonstrates her pioneering work in two poetry genres: the children's dramatic monologue and the novel-in-verse.' [The Lion and the Unicorn April 2009].

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        Voyage à la Nouvelle Galles du Sud, à Botany-Bay, au Port Jackson, en 1787, 1788, 1789. Ouvrage où l'on trouve de nouveaux détails sur le caractère et les usages des habitans du cap de Bonne-Espérance, de l'île Ténériffe, de Rio-Janeiro et de la Nouvelle Hollande. Traduit de l'Anglais. par Ch. Pougens.

      Guillaume, Paris 1798 - 8vo. Mit 2 gest. Tafeln. XII, 206 S., 1 Bl., 256 S. (notes du traducteur), 2 Bl. Hldr. d. Zeit m. Rückenvergold. u. RSchild. An den Rückenkanten angebrochen u. etw. berieben, Fehlstelle oben am Rücken, Einband etw. fleckig. Tintenschrift u. eingeklebter Zettel auf Deckelinnenseite. Teilweise leicht stockfleckig. Klebebandspur über Randeinriß auf 1 Bl. gr.

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        METHODE ANALYTIQUE DES FOSSILES, fondee sur leurs caracteres exterieures

      Paris, chez Henry Tardieu, l&#39;An VII (1798).. SECOND PARIS EDITION (1798-1799), French text, 8vo, 210 x 130 mm, 8¼ x 5¼ inches, 2 hand coloured plates, pages: (2), iii-XII, (2), 1-174, bound in the original publisher&#39;s light brown boards, gilt title on red morocco label to spine, fore-edges and lower edges not trimmed. Head and tail of spine very slightly worn, hinges and corners slightly rubbed, tiny bump to lower corner of lower cover, small chip to top corner of half-title, early ink name on title page, colour No.57 partly painted over on second colour plate (see image), otherwise clean. A very good tight copy. A work on the classification of minerals. Heinrich von Struve (1751-1826) a Swiss chemist and mineralogist who studied a Lausanne and Tubingen universities was a prolific writer on minerals and the geology of his country. Sinkankas, Volume II 6420 lists only one work of his, on the mineralogy and geology of North America published in 1822. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        OBSERVATIONS ON THE ZOONOMIA OF ERASMUS DARWIN, M. D

      Mundell & Son, Edinburgh ; For J. Mundell, Glasgow; J. Johnson, and J. Wright, London.,1798. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.9 x 5.5 inches). xxiv, 560pp. An uncut copy in original blue paper covered boards, with tan paper spine. Later printed paper label. Edges untrimmed. Neat professional repair to the front hinge. Some rubbing to extremities and one panel of the spine has a small brown mark, but overall this s a very good, bright copy. Scarce in original publishers boards. ---- Thomas Brown (1778-1820) was born in Kirkcudbright, Scotland. He was a Philosopher, published Poet and essayist, (his criticism of Immanuel Kant was published in the second issue of the Edinburgh Review), and Lectured in Moral Philosophy at Edinburgh University alongside Dugald Stewart. :

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        Astronomical Observations, made at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, from the year 1750 to the year 1764

      Clarendon Press, Oxford 1798 - Vol. 1 and Part 2 of Vol. 2 only, bound in 2 Volumes, (2), LVI, 301, 156, 202 pp.; (2), 396 pp. Contemporary half leather, spines gilt, with labels, rubbed, bumped and somwhat soiled. Spine of vol. 2 torn. Old stamp on title recto cancelled; glue remnants of ex libris on inner cover. Poggendorff I, Sp. 212 (Bliss) u. 272 (Bradley). - Vol. I of Bradley¿s astronomical observations., published by Th. Hornsby, which contains the observations for the years 1750 to 1755. W/o the 2nd volume by Robertson with the observations for the years 1756 to 1762, but with its part 2, which contains the further observations by N. Bliss made between 1762 and 1764. - Bradley succeeded Halley as Astronomer Royal in 1742. On taking up the post he tested and repaired the Greenwich instruments and embarked on an intensive series of star observations. He found that the instruments had become inaccurate and managed to obtain a grant of £1000 from the admiralty to re-equip the observatory. 'As a result, the massive program of observations (at least 60,000) made at Greenwich from 1750 to 1762 attained a very high standard of accuracy, sufficient to make them useful to modern astronomers. The value of his star observations increases with time, for they provide a firm starting point for long-term investigations of stellar motions.' (A. F. O¿D. Alexander, DSB 2:388-389a). The preface by Thomas Hornsby gives an account of the new instruments and Bradley's observations, whose publication had been delayed by legal wrangles over the ownership of the Astronomer Royal's observations ¿ almost a re-run of the Flamsteed controversy. Various tables by several authors including Bradley and observations by his successor, Nathaniel Bliss. 1798 + 1805 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Physikalischer Kinderfreund. Bde. I, II und VI-X (von 10) in 6 Bänden

      Leipzig, Barth, 1798 - 1809.. Mit 18 (statt 19) gefalt. Kupfertafeln (1 kolor.) und gefalt. Tabelle. HLdr. d. Zt. Poggendorff II, 1205; Wegehaupt II, 2163. - Die wohl erste physikalische Zeitschrift für Kinder. - Etwas berieben. Es fehlt die Planisphäre in Bd. IX. Leicht gebräunt.

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        THE AMERICAN COAST PILOT; CONTAINING THE COURSES AND DISTANCES BETWEEN THE PRINCIPAL HARBOURS, CAPES AND HEADLANDS...Corrected and Improved by the Most Experienced Pilots in the United States

      Newburyport, Ma.: Printed by Edmund M. Blunt, 1798.. 172,[4],[173]-239,[1]pp. Errata leaf pasted to front pastedown, as usual, and without the scarce "Instruction" leaf. Contemporary calf, rebacked in later calf, leather label. Bookplate on front pastedown. A few of the final leaves are age-toned, else quite clean internally. A good copy. Second edition of the primary American navigational guide, with some one hundred pages of additional material, published without maps or plates, as was the first edition of 1796. The first edition is famously rare; the only copy at auction since 1991 sold for $57,600 at the Frank Streeter sale in 2007. Includes sailing directions to many of the east coast harbors and ports, listing courses and distances from Cape Cod and Cape Ann to George&#39;s Bank, and a tide table. All early editions of THE AMERICAN COAST PILOT are quite rare. HOWES F421. EVANS 33772. SABIN 26219. NAIP w037196.

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        The American Coast Pilot Containing the Courses and Distances between the Principal Harbours, Capes and Headlands from Passamaquoddy through the Gulf of Florida

      Newburyport, MA: Edmund M. Blunt. Good+. 1798. Second Edition. Leather Bound. Detached front board and free endpaper. ; One of 15 editions we are offering. Go to our webpage: bookshelfmaine.com and search by KEYWORD: Blunt. You are invited to Make An Offer on any or all listed. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 239 pages .

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        Practical Education

      London: Printed for J. Johnson. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1798. First Edition. Hardcover. The gilt lettering on the spine has been done in a rather plain and pedestrian manner. Some minor foxing to preliminary leaves and occasional spots of foxing throughout. A few light patches of foxing to the folding plates. Offsetting to endpapers.; Two volumes in one. Rebound in a recent full light brown morocco binding with red label on spine. Light brown endpapers. (iii)-x, [1 (contents)], [1 (Material Errata)], 385, [1 (blank)], [1 (title page to Volume II)], [1 (blank)], (387)-775, [1 (blank)], [18 (Index and Additions to the Index)], [2 (Corrections and Errata)] + 2 folding plates. Lacking half-titles. Page dimensions: 270 x 210mm. Page edges speckled. Owner&#39;s signature of Philip Ashton Smithers dated February 1939.; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        La Dot de Suzette, ou, Histoire de Mme. de Senneterre.

      Maradan, 'An sixième', [ 1798]., Paris - First edition of one of the bestsellers of the Directoire-era, a clandestine novel of contemporary morality, told by a female narrator. Fiévée is an interesting figure. A journalist, novelist and civil servant, his Royalist sympathies forced him into hiding in the 1790s. Freed by Napoleon, he became an intelligence agent under the Empire and was ennobled. He lived in an openly gay relationship with Théodore Leclercq until his death and the two men share the same grave at Père Lachaise. 12mo (162 × 88 mm), pp. [4], xii, 233, [1], complete with half-title, plus engraved frontispiece. Occasional spots and stains, 2 leaves (pp. 131-134) loose. Early quarter calf, gilt panelled spine, lettered direct. Spine quite faded, but a good copy. [Martin, Mylne & Frautschi, Bibliographie du genre romanesque français, 1751-1800, 98.41.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettres sur l&#39;Égypte, Où l&#39;on offre parallèlle des moeurs anciennes et modernes de ses habitants; où l&#39;on décrit l&#39;état, le commerce, l&#39;agriculture, le gouvernement et la religion du pays; la descente de S. Louis à Damiette, tirée de Joinville et des Auteurs Arabes; et l&#39;histoire intéressante d&#39;Ali Bey et de ses successeurs.&#39;&#39; [With:] Lettres sur la Grèce, pour servir de suite a celles sur l&#39;égypte. Nouvelle édition, Ornée de Cartes Géographiques, Et augmentée d&#39;une Table alphabétique des matières

      Paris,: Bleuet jeune,, An VII (1798).. 2 works in 4 volumes: [iv], 398; [iv], 291, [i]; [iv], 330; [ii], xvi, 382 pp. 8vo (13,5 x 20,5 cm.). Contemporary full marble calf, blue marbled endpapers (spines slightly rubbed, top and bottoms of spine slightly damaged; hinges slightly worn; some corners slightly bumped and/or worn). With 2 folded plates and 4 folded plans and maps. Savary travelled in Egypt and Greece between 1776 and 1780 where he made some interesting observations. "Notable for its quotations of almost unknown Arabic writers" (Brunet). Het mastered Arabic, wrote a grammar and published a translation of the Koran. His "Lettres sur la Grèce" tending to be Turkish unfriendly (see Blackmer, Greece and the Levant 1493). There is a plate of the Labyrinth of Knossos and the interior of the Great Pyramid. An acceptable (some occasional light scattered foxing) and complete set, offered at a correct price.

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        Illustrations of Sterne: With Other Essays and Verses

      London: Printed for Cadell and Davies by George Nicholson, Manchester, 1798. First edition, with half-title and final ad leaf. 8vo (7-3/4 x 5-1/8 inches). viii, 814, [2] pages. Bound in original boards. Title in ink on spine, front joint just split, cords intact, contents fresh and bright, uncut. BEAUTIFUL COPY. Laid into blue buckram drop box. ESTC T147670 . Ferriar (1761-1815) was a Scottish physician and a poet. His essay on Laurence Sterne attempts to trace the author&#39;s source materials and influences

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        1798 - 1843 Collection of Legal Documents Queens County Long Island New York State, Court of Common Pleas, Supreme Court and Special Sessions

      New York: Not Published, 1798. Collection includes 50 individual items, with some of these running to multiple pages; 1798 - 2 documents; 1800-1810 being 5 pieces; 1811-1820 having 13 items; 1821-1830 with 19 cases; 1838 with 1 and 1843 with 1 case; the Justices involved include Abraham Ditmars, William Mott, Oliver Denton, Richard Bedell, Cary Dunn Jr., William Furman, Amory Remson, James Hendrickson, Luke Covert and others; areas mentioned include Oyster Bay, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Jamaica, all within the old Queens County jurisdiction; for offenses including chicken- stealing, assault and battery on a woman, tenancy eviction, insolvency and debtors arrangements, tavern licensing, juror lists, various pleas and statements, dockets on cases; document sizes and paper quality varies, most written in very legible hands on good quality paper, several with the original wax seals still extant; about 1/2 dozen of the documents are partially printed and have the blindstamp of the State of NY and completed by hand; some wear, splitting along old fold lines; in generally good to very good condition and an interesting group of law and crime related documents from Long Island in the earliest part of the 19th century, with a variety of legal import. . Manuscript. Not Bound. Good.

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        A treatise of practical surveying : which is demonstrated from its first principles : wherein every thing that is useful and curious in that art is fully considered & explained, particularly three new and very concise methods for determining the arreas [sic] of right-lined figures arithmetically, or by calculation, as well as the geometrical ones heretofore treated of : the whole illustrated with copper-plates

      William A. Davis & Co. for Gaine & Ten Eyck, T. Allen, S. Campbell, E. Duykinck & Co., N. Judah, T. & J. Swords, B. Gomez, New York, M. Carey, Philadelphia, and C.R. & G. Webster, Albany 1798 - Contemporary calf binding. Cover wear. Binding solid. 8vo. Foxing. vii, [8]-452 p., 13 engraved plates (some folded) : ill. ; 22 cm. Collated. Early American imprint. "Gibsons Surveying was a dominant American text for a half century, and the standard against which others were compared. It appeared on the American scene when there was a need for what it offered, particularly in regard to calculating land areas from metes and bounds surveys," (P.O.B.) Evans 33795; Sabin 27321; Rink 2388. Stephen C. Powers' book, 1813. Dunham, Mass. (Powers was later in Bedford, where he married Charlotte Belden.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New and General Biographical Dictionary

      London,: G.G. and J. Robinson, 1798.. Fifteen volumes, octavo, a lovely set in contemporary full calf, red spine label; front board of each volume blind stamped with family crest, previous owners name 'J.N.Webb' inscribed on endpaper of each volume. A new edition greatly enlarged and improved.

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        Piano elevato dell&#146;inclita Città di Venezia

      Venice, c. 1798. Two copper engraved sheets joined, 29.5 x 70.5 cms, black and white, blank verso. First issued as a separate map circa 1630, according to Wüthrich, and in 1635 according to Moretto, Merian&#146;s Venice had a long life; Giampiccoli&#146;s version takes account of various revisions to the plate and no longer shows the Doge&#146;s coat of arms: the Venetian Republic was conquered by Napoleon, and after a brief French occupation was ceded to Austria in 1798.

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        Filial Duty, Recommended and Enforced, by a variety of instructive and entertaining stories of children who have been remarkable for affection to their parents. Also some striking instances of children who have behaved in an undutiful and unnatural manner to their parents.

      London: Printed for E. Newbery. no date 1798 - 12mo (in 6s), 141 x 80 mms., pp. vi, 174, engraved frontispiece (by J. Scott after Eckstein), dated 1798, contemporary quarter red sheepskin, gilt sine marbled boards (slightly soiled); some foxing of title-page and frontispiece, a few minor stains in text. Most of the examples of filial duty or affection are from history and a wide variety of sources. Sir Thomas More's behaviour towards his father is cited, but most of the examples are taken from continental history. Roscoe, J134 (5), also citing earlier editions in the 1770s. ESTC N6814 locates 5 copies: BL, Liverpool; Bowdoin College, UCLA; Melbourne - Baillieu Library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The WORKS Of HORATIO WALPOLE, Earl of Orford. Edited by Robert Berry, and his daughter Mary (who, according to Hazen, did the bulk of the editorial work)

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

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        The Newtonian System of Philosophy; Explained by Familiar Philosophy: explained by familiar objects, in an entertaining manner, for the use of young ladies and gentlemen…Illustrated with Copperplates and Cuts. A New Improved Edition, With many Alterations and Additions, to explain the new Philosophical Discoveries, &c. &c. by William Magnet

      London: Printed for Ogilvy and Son…[et al.], 1798 Recent tan polished calf, gilt-ruled covers and spine, spine with gilt lettering and ornaments. . Twelvemo. With five copper-engraved plates and fifteen woodcuts in the text. Former owner's name in ink on title-page, with the date 1811. Donor's presentation to that same owner on a preliminary blank. Two twentieth-century views of optical instruments tipped in at front. A very good copy Written expressly for children, this work has been attributed to John Newbery and to Oliver Goldsmith. It discusses matter and motion, the solar system, the universe, animals and vegetable, the five senses, etc.

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        An Hibernian Atlas or General Description of the Kingdom of Ireland: Divided Into Provinces; with Its Sub-Divisions of Counties, Baronies, &c. ... Boundaries, Extent, Soil, Produce, Contents, Measure, Members of Parliament, and Number of Inhabitants;

      London: Robert Laurie and Jason Whittle, 1798. Subtitle continues: &#39;Also the Cities, Boroughs, Villages, Mountains, Bogs, Lakes, Rivers and Natural Curiosities Together with the Great and Bye Post Roads. The whole taken from actual Surveys and Observations By Bernard Scale, Land Surveyor and beautifully engraved on 78 Copper Plates by Messrs. Ellis and Palmer&#39;. Half bound in brown leather with marble boards, black gilt-stamped title-label to spine. 37 hand-coloured maps. Covers a little rubbed, scuffed and dust soiled, corners bruised with small loss of paper to rear lower corner, a little foxing to interior, very faint offset to adjacent pages from maps. . Half Leather. Very Good +. Illus. by Ellis and Plamer. Large Octavo.

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        Samling af skrifter i åtskilliga ämnen.

      Första bandet. Göteborg, S. Norberg, 1798. 8:o. 367,(1) s. Trevligt ljusbrunt mönsterpressat hklbd från 1800-talets första hälft med tryckt titeletikett och grönstänkta snitt. Ryggen med en gammal bläcknumrering upptill. En gammal namnteckning bortriven överst på försättsbladet. Fin inlaga med endast obetydliga fläckar.. Allt som utkom. Utgavs arkvis genom prenumeration, men är ej förtecknad i Lundstedt. Innehåller hyllningsverser av utgivaren själv och filosofiska och skönlitterära översättningar, bl.a. "Nahamir, eller ödets försvar. Österländsk saga." och "Marci Aurelii äreminne, af Thomas" samt en recension av en av Herders skrifter

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        An Inquiry concerning the Source of the Heat which is exited by Friction

      London, 1798 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 88, Part I, 1798, 4to. pp. 80-102, 1 pl. ---- Dibner Heralds of Science 151, Sparrow Milestones of Science 189, Norman 2073 - Rumford discovered for the first time by experiment that heat is induced by friction, and he worked out a surprisingly accurate figure of coefficiency. This was the first blow to the current theory of heat as an "igneous fluid" called "caloric," and foreshadowed the conclusions summed up in Tyndall's phrase "heat as a mode of motion.".

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        MEMOIRS OF THE AUTHOR OF A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN

      London: Printed for J. Johnson..., 1798.. [4],[4],199,[1]pp. Small octavo. Contemporary (and perhaps original) boards, rebacked at a later date in simulated black calf, fore and bottom edges wholly untrimmed. With the uncommon frontis portrait engraved by Heath after the portrait by Opie. 1880 bookplate of Colonel Francis Grant on pastedown. Boards a bit edgeworn and marked, free endsheets wanting, advert leaf and errata bound after the full title, old tape shadows at gutters of boards and facing leaves, neat correction of numbering error of F4r, otherwise a very good copy. Cloth clamshell case. First edition of the only contemporary biographical notice of Mary Wollstonecraft. A week after her death due to complications attending the birth of Mary Godwin Shelley, Godwin set about editing her posthumous works and composing this memoir, regarded by some as his most readable book. "While the publication of her four volume posthumous works, won her adherents and converts, the more frank Memoirs created more shock than adulation. Boldly reversing the conventions of contemporary biography which normally sought to demonstrate how admirable qualities lead to admirable achievements, the book is a vindication of Mary Wollstonecraft, a vindication of the principles of the Vindication, and an open celebration of the characteristics which writers on women usually mentioned only to deplore. The Memoirs marks an important step in the development of the art of biography...it has more in common with the poets and novelists of the future than with the moral philosophers and classifiers of the past...The Memoirs shocked Godwin&#39;s contemporaries more than any of his other writings..." - St Clair, THE GODWINS AND THE SHELLEYS, pp. 181-185. A second edition was soon called for, and incorporated revisions intended to deflect some of the more violent criticisms. The portrait is often lacking from copies, and untrimmed, unpressed copies are uncommon. NCBEL II:1250.

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