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

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

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        Henry By the Author of Arundel

      London: Printed for Charles Dilly, 1798. Third edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 4 volume complete set. Bound in period Full natural tan tree calf leather bindings. 12mo. vii/ 316 pages. iv/ 328 pages. v/ 31 pages. v/ 304 pages. Gilding worn. esp. on volume 1. General light edge wear. Chipping to the spine base of volume 3 and small chips to the head and foot of volume 2. Very slight foxing in places. Nice set.

      [Bookseller: Golden Books Group]
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        Menschliche HerzThe Human Heart

      sp; - Zurich - Orell, Fufsli, & Co, 1798 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First and only edition. A very scarce and finely-bound copy of Lavater's poem 'the Human Heart,' with a personal connection to the author. This copyis replete with an inscription to a preliminary page which reads 'This book, Lavater's poem entitled the Human Heart, was given me by the late P. J. Heisch Esq. who had been acquainted with Lavater & published a memoir of him in English. 'Johann Lavater was a Swiss poet, remembered for his public invictive against corruption, and flirtation with physiogonomy - the purported assessment of a person's character from his outer appearance. Condition: Externally, bound in old calf. Sound with slight rubbing. Lovely patina, gilt lettering to spine, gilt borders, and contrasting label. Wear to all extremities. Internally, very firmly bound. Pages very bright and clean, notwithstanding some minimal foxing to first and last few pages as to be expected. Ink inscription to blank preliminary 'For Revd George Harmen, Rector of Mells - February 3rd 1883;' ink inscription to further preliminary (see details above). Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Henry By the Author of Arundel

      London: Printed for Charles Dilly, 1798. Third edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 4 volume complete set. Bound in period Full natural tan tree calf leather bindings. 12mo. vii/ 316 pages. iv/ 328 pages. v/ 31 pages. v/ 304 pages. Gilding worn. esp. on volume 1. General light edge wear. Chipping to the spine base of volume 3 and small chips to the head and foot of volume 2. Very slight foxing in places. Nice set.

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        The History of Sir Charles Grandison, Abridged...from the Tenth London Edition. [and] Clarissa: or the History of a Young Lady. Abridged from the Works of Samuel Richardson

      Suffield [CT]: Printed by Havila & Oliver Farnsworth, for Oliver D. & I. Cooke, Book-Sellers Hartford,. 1798. Two volumes bound together. 12mo; 143pp; 138pp; + advertising leaf for other "small" books sold by the Cooke&#39;s. Full contemporary calf, spine with original leather label, "Novels for Youth", ex-libris of Frank Hogan on front pastedown, early ink ownership signature of H. M. Hunt, fine. Welch 1104.5 citing 5 copies, all with both titles. Evans 34465, 34463. There appears to be little known about Havila Farnsworth who was born in 1769. Neither she nor Oliver (1775-1859), presumably her husband, are cited in the usual sources on early American printers. She is not listed in Hudak or Barlow. Their careers as printers appears short-lived. AAS cites some 30 items printed by Havila and Oliver Farnsworth, including this title, a journal and three broadsides, two primers, a funeral oration, other children&#39;s titles, and Rhode Island Laws. All are dated 1797, 1798, or 1799. There is a note that in the summer of 1798, the Farnsworth&#39;s moved their press from Suffield, CT to Newport, RI. This title is one of not more than 25 titles printed by Havila and Oliver Farnsworth. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/9209.jpg >Image.</A><br>

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        Relacion de la embaxada del Lord Macartney a la China en 1792, 93, y 94

      1798 - Rare first Spanish edition of Andersen&#146;s relation of Macartney&#146;s Embassy to China. 1798. Madrid. Torres y Brugada. 3 volumes in one, in 8vo (140 mm x 93 mm). Portrait + xvi + 192 + 199 + 167. Dark red morocco by Balmes, gilt supralibros to boards, spine lettered in gilt, turn-ins and edges. Paper repair to title pages of volumes I and II touching text, top three lines of text at II F4 affected by washing with some letters touched up in manuscript, else a fine copy. First Spanish edition. Very rare, translated from the second French edition This account of Earl Macartney's Embassy from England to China (1792 - 1794), was written by his valet, and it was the first to appear in print (first published in English in 1795). The work was immediately translated and published in several locations, testifying to the growing interest on the Embassy, the wealth of information and news provided by it. Palau, 11910. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAVELS THROUGH THE MIDDLE SETTLEMENTS IN NORTH AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1759 AND 1760; WITH OBSERVATIONS UPON THE STATE OF THE COLONIES

      London. 1798.. xix,[1],209pp., including two folding tables, plus two plates and folding map. Quarto. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, sympathetically rebacked in matching calf, preserving original gilt morocco label. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Evenly tanned, scattered foxing, but about very good. Third and best edition, greatly enlarged, and the first to include the map and plates. Generally considered one of the best accounts of America from its period. Burnaby arrived in Williamsburg in May of 1759 while on an excursion to the back country, and spent almost a year there. During his return trip he visited Mount Vernon, and includes a warm notice of Washington. In the spring of 1760 he made another trip to the Blue Ridge, then north through Maryland to Philadelphia, where he stopped for a month, and to New York for the same period. He then sailed to Newport and went overland to Boston. "Valuable as exhibiting a view of the colonies immediately preceding the Revolutionary War" - Sabin. The plates are views of Passaic Falls from the south and east. The map shows the British colonies from Virginia to Massachusetts. HOWES B995, "b." SABIN 9359. CLARK II:7.

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        Der Polnische Gil Blas oder Johann Lapunzky`s lustige und seltsame Begebenheiten. Von August Wihelmi

      Leipzig, Sommer 1798.. 2 Bände. Mit gest. Frontispiz zu Tl. 1. 2 Bll., 190 S., 1 Bl.; 246 S., 1 Bl. Interimskartonage d. Zt. Kl.-8°. Estreicher IX, 700; Hayn-Got. VIII, 539. - Rücken mit etwas Verlust des Bezugspapier. Unbeschnitten. Tls. gering fleckig.

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        Tuhfe-i-vehbi].

      [Istanbul], Darü&#146;t-Tibaati&#146;l-Mamure, 1213 AH [= 1798/99 AD]. - Small 8vo, pp. 55 (arranged in 58 sections). The final line of verse above the imprint on p. 55 is a chronogram (cf. Gibb) which yields a completion date of 1197 AH (1782/83 AD). Modern brown half cloth. Editio princeps of a popular rhyming vocabulary by the Turkish poet Sünbulzâde Vehbî (1719-1809). The writer here employs mesnevi rhyming couplets in various meters to offer a substantial repertoire of Persian words and phrases along with their Turkish equivalents, while providing at the same time an elementary text on poetics. The most famous example in Turkish literature of a genre which presents information in easily-rememberd lines of verse, "Tuhfe-i Vehbî" ("Vehbi&#146;s Offering") was composed around 1782 and has numerous precedents in earlier Ottoman poetry. - In his monumental "History of Ottoman Poetry", E. J. W. Gibb describes Vehbi as "a voluminous and versatile writer" and notes that he "was one of the first Turkish poets to write what we should call &#145;occasional&#146; verses" (259). Perhaps with the vocabularies in mind Gibb writes "It is impossible not to admire the skill and dexterity with which he manipulates the most unpromising material, and fashions it into forms which, if not beautiful, are at least ingenious" (260). - In the 18th century printing was not nearly so wide-spread in Turkey as in the European principalities. Indeed, Ibrahim Müteferrika, the first Islamic printer in the Middle East, opened shop in Istanbul in 1728. It is therefore not surprising that the Tuhfe was not printed until nearly twenty years after its composition. Vehbi went on to compose in 1799/1800 a vocabulary for Arabic terminology on the same model which he entitled Nuhbe-i Vehbi (Vehbi&#146;s Selection). Both of these works would prove immensely popular throughout the nineteenth century; by 1890 more than two dozen editions of the Tuhfe alone issued from the presses of Instanbul and Cairo. "Vehbi&#146;s Offering" also provided the basis for "eines der schätzbarsten Werke osmanischer Literatur über persische Grammatik und Sprache, und gibt besonders über des Imalet oder den Umlaut im Persischen treffliche Aufschlüsse" (Hammer-Purgstall, Gesch. d. Osmanischen Reiches). As early as 1791/92 the celebrated scholar Ahmed Hayati (d. 1813/14) prepared a 500-page commentary on the "Tuhfe-yi Vehbi". "[H]ighly esteemed for the valuable information it contains on points connected with the Persian language" (Gibb 4, 258), the commentary was first printed at Istanbul ca. 1800 and saw at least five more editions by mid-century. It is notable that Hayati had previously published a commentary on a sixteenth-century rhyming vocabulary; that work, by Shahidi, was also entitled Tuhfe. - A rare first printing of this ephemeral school book, and an outstanding witness to the polyglot philological traditions of the Islamic East in the transmission of text and scholarship between father and son. Cf. Bianchi, "Catalogue général des livres arabes, persan et turcs, imprimés à Boulac en Egypte depuis l&#146;introduction de l&#146;imprimerie dans ce pays" (1843), nos. 53 and 156, citing the eds. of 1830 and 1839. Gibb 4, pp. 257-8. Hammer-Purgstall, Gesch. d. Osmanischen Dichtung IV, 554-73. Hammer-Purgstall, Gesch. d. Osmanischen Reiches VII (1831), p. 587, no. 27. Karatay 849. Özege 21252. Cf. Reinaud, "Notice des ouvrages arabes, persans, et turcs imprimés en Égypte" (1831), no. 13, citing the newly-published edition of 1830. Rieu, Cat. of the Persian MSS in the British Museum, p. 515f. Zenker I, 30-35, noting in error 88 pp. for the first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        (Horace) The Works.

      London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, 1798 . first collected edition, secondary issue, 5 Vols., stout 4to., complete with 166 engraved plates, some folding (including many of those of Strawberry-Hill), many of artists and engravers, vignettes to titles and occasionally elsewhere, half-titles discarded from vols. ii & iv, sporadic slight foxing but contents generally fresh; contemp. half calf, gilt, orange morocco labels, spines rubbed and vol.iii back joint partly cracked, a good and sound set Hazen 27. From the Gladstone library at Fasque, with bookplates. Edited by Mary Berry, who "made a careful collection of HW's published and unpublished writings..., and carrying out the directions left in manuscript by HW. The result is a handsome and satisfying memorial to the literary life of her dear friend. She omitted numerous ephemeral pieces, it is true, but these five volumes supplemented by HW's letters and his historical memoirs present a relatively complete picture." (Hazen)

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        Four Picturesque Views in North Wales

      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

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        Prize Log and Account Book for Port Mahon for 1798 and 1799; signed by Capts.: Darby, W. Buchanan (twice), Austin, Caulfield & Major Trant Army Prize Agent

      N.P., 1798 & 1799, 315x200 mm., 29+1 ff., lists 32 French, Spanish and other prizes;. manuscript;. cont. marb. wraps;.

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        A new complete illustration of the occult sciences: or, The art of foretelling future events and contingencies, : by the aspects, positions, and influences, of the heavenly bodies. Founded on natural philosophy, scripture, reason, and the mathematics. : In four parts. Volume I only

      London: Printed for the author, and sold by Champante and Withrow, 8217. Early Edition. Half Leather. Very Good binding. Early edition of Sibly&#39;;s Illustration of the Occult Sciences with 1798 pencilled at the bottom of the title page (not by us). 1/2 leather and marbled boards. Lacking front free endpaper. Previous owner unfortunately hand a name stamp and an ink pad which he use quite ferociously. This fellow stamped his name on many pages of this book and maddeningly right smack in the middle of the handsome engraved plate at page 62 he stamped "This book was stolen from xxx Weinsberg, Germany". Digital photographs are available upon request. Very Good binding.

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        Consequences of a Successfull French Invasion

      London,: J. Gillray, n.d.,, 1798.. Engraving; 320 x 360 mm., uncoloured, framed. The original version of this rare transportation engraving (with both the date and the publishing details scratched through in ink). A later version was issued with other Gillray prints in the 1850s.Stephens in his great catalogue of the British Museum's print collection shows that this is the first of a series of four political satires by Gillray after Dalrymple, and one of a pair depicting government (the other two have agricultural settings). Showing a mad scene in the House of Commons, this is sub-titled "No. 1 Plate 1st. We come to recover your long lost Liberties...". The second such print, more frequently seen, is set in the House of Lords and is sub-titled "No. 1 Plate 2d. We explain the Rights of Man to the Noblesse...".Although recorded and reproduced by Jonathan King in The Other Side of the Coin, we have not found this image listed in standard Australian catalogues though its non-Australian pair seems to be quite well held in institutions.This setting allows this print (only, of the four) to take a satirical look at the decision of the English parliament to create a penal settlement at Botany Bay, in contrast to the atmosphere of reform and concern with civil liberties in the newly created republic of France and in the American colonies. Gillray turns the tables on the politicians of the House of Commons responsible for the Botany Bay decision: French revolutionaries led by Napoleon storm the parliament gagging the Speaker and placing all the Members in chains and dressing them in the garb of convicts. All the symbols of House are destroyed: the mace is smashed, the statutes discarded on the floor, and above the Speaker's chair are the words, "The House is adjourned to Botany Bay - sine die".King, 'The Other Side of the Coin', p.18 (reproducing the image); Stephens, Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, VII, 9180.

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        Loyal Volunteers of London & environs, infantry & cavalry, in their respective uniforms ... in 87 plates designed & etch&#39;d by ... Rowlandson

      [No place, but London: Rudolph Ackermann, No date but plates dated 1798- 1799]. 4to. (13 x 10 1/2 inches). 3pp. list of subscribers. Hand-coloured etched title-page, 86 hand-coloured etched plates, many heightened with gold or silver, all by and after Rowlandson, without the two later issued plates. Red straight-grain morocco, covers with gilt panels, rebacked to style, spine gilt in six compartments. A beautiful copy of this important work by Thomas Rowlandson, with early impressions of the plates heightened with gold and silver Paradoxically (this is a military costume book after all), Rowlandson here presents some of his most elegant and effective work in terms of pure print-making. The result is arguably the greatest of all military costume books, in that it ascends beyond being a mere record of uniforms to become an elegy to patriotism, an important social document and a cohesive work of art, all produced at a time of great national peril. The phenomenon of the volunteer corps arose as a response to the perceived imminent danger of invasion by the French Napoleonic forces. Rudolph Ackermann notes in his introduction that &#39;At this moment, the enemy had advanced their best regulated legions to the shores of the British Channel; and for the determined purpose of spreading through our land such miseries as have already rendered wretched their own&#39;. The British response was immediate and defiant, and Ackermann goes on to note that when the Loyal Volunteers of London were inspected by the King on 21st June 1799 the roll-call of volunteers, manning 11 different positions, totalled just over 12,200 men. The present work serves as a record of that overwhelming show of loyalty, as well as of the uniforms of all the main volunteer forces. In addition, Rowlandson pictures each individual in a particular drill position, the name and details of which are given in the engraved text beneath each figure. Abbey Life 379; Prideaux p.350; C. Thomson Bobins II,385; Tooley 416

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        Geschichte der kleinen Fichtenraupe oder der Larve von der Phalaena Monacha Linn., nebst einen Beitrag zur Berichtigung der Ausrottungsmittel dieser Waldverheererin und einer mit Farben erleuchteten Kupfertafel (by J. Joerdens) (AND) Laspeyres: "Sesiae Europae. Iconibus et descriptionibus illustratae" (AND) Esper: "Beobachtungen an einer neuentdeckten Zwitterphaläne des Bombyx Crataegi"

      Hof, G.A. Grau, 1798. 4to. 46 pp., 1 l., one hand-coloured engraved plate by the author dated 1797 and two original lithographed and printed green wrappers showing the moths and their larvae with a flourishing pine tree as well as the same with the tree stripped bare. Fine contemporary full calf with elaborate gilt empire-style spine and board edges, and marbled wrappers.* Three rare work, that by Joerdens neither in Nissen nor in Cat. BM(NH), but in Horn-Schenkling. Most probably the two peculiar, nicely illustrated wrappers were designed by Johann Joerdens himself. On the verso of the first blank page it states "Ein Missverständniss" as the tree is a "Föhrenbaum" instead of a "Fichte". ADDED are two other entomological publication, namely Laspeyres&#39;, "Sesiae Europae. Iconibus et descriptionibus illustratae". Berlini, Sumptibus Auctoris, 1801. 3 ll., 32 pp., one partly hand-coloured engraving and engraved title including a vignette (AND) Esper&#39;s "Beobachtungen an einer neuentdeckten Zwitterphaläne des Bombyx Crataegi". Erlangen, Walthers, 1778. 20 pp., 1 hand-coloured engraving by I. Volckart with only the title being slightly foxed. Both additional papers are rare too, and in fine copies. The plate of the Bombyx crataegi L. is the first illustration of this insect. Horn-Schenkling, 6093 (Esper), 11274 (Joerdens), 12789 (Laspeyres).

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        A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH ATLANTIC AND ROUND CAPE HORN INTO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXTENDING THE SPERMACETI WHALE FISHERIES, AND OTHER OBJECTS OF COMMERCE, BY ASCERTAINING THE PORTS, BAYS, HARBOURS AND ANCHORING BIRTHS [sic] IN CERTAIN ISLANDS AND COASTS IN THOSE SEAS

      London. 1798.. iv,[iii]-vi, xviii,179pp. plus six folding maps, and four plates, including a frontispiece portrait. Quarto. Bound to style in antique tree calf, spine gilt extra, leather label. Titlepage lightly tanned. Some light soiling and foxing, primarily at edges of text. All maps and plates backed on light linen. Very good. An account of Colnett&#39;s second Pacific voyage in his ship, the Rattler, during which he opened the South Pacific sperm whale fields and made two visits to the Galapagos islands. He describes the voyage out via Rio de Janeiro, around Cape Horn, along the coasts of South America and Mexico, and into the Gulf of California. He did not stop at Hawaii on this visit, though the lengthy preface contains references to his first voyage, during which he made an extended stay in Hawaiian waters during the winter of 1787- 88. Rattler, a Royal Navy sloop, was purchased from the Admiralty and altered to suit the whale fishery. The voyage lasted from 1793 until October 1794. This account was privately printed for subscription and is one of the rarest of Pacific voyage narratives, notable for its fine maps and whaling information. One of the plates shows a diagram of a sperm whale, complete with scale and labeled segments. The large maps show the Pacific Coast of the Americas as far as California, the islands of Revillagigedo, Cocos, the Galapagos, Felix and Ambrose, and Quito. Colnett first visited the Pacific as a midshipman on Cook&#39;s second voyage. Later he made several commercial ventures to the Northwest Coast, where in 1789 his brush with the Spanish commander at Nootka Sound instigated the Nootka Controversy. An account of that incident is also given herein, as is his meeting with the Spanish commander at the Sandwich Islands. "This narrative is particularly important for the part Colnett played in the dispute between England and Spain over claims to the Northwest" - Forbes. Forbes also indicates that all copies he examined have the same break in pagination, as in this copy. HILL 3388. HOWES C604, "b." SABIN 14546. FORBES 280. STRATHERN 120. STREETER SALE 3494. COWAN (I), p.52.

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        Histoire naturelle, génerale et particulière, par Leclerc de Buffon; nouvelle edition, accompagnée de notes et dans laquelle les supplémens sont insérés dans le premier texte, à la place qui leur convient. L'on y a ajouté l'histoire naturelle des quadrupèdes et des oiseaux découverts depuis la mort de Buffon, celle des reptiles, des poissons, des insectes et des vers; enfin, l'histoire des plantes, dont se grand naturaliste n'a pas eu le tems de s'occuper. Ouvrage formant un cours complet d'Histoire naturelle. (in 127 volumes - complete).

      - Paris, Dufart, An VIII (1798) - XIII (1805). In 127 volumes. 8vo. Text and 1,122 (or 1,123) engraved plates, the sections on reptiles and molluscs finely hand-coloured, two portraits, eight maps, 21 folded tables and chart. Uniform full tree calf rich gilt spines, Gilt titles on two red morocco labels, marbled flyleaves, all sides marbled.* A remarkable complete set of one of the best illustrated and most scientifically important editions (because of the many new discoveries, including the descriptions of new species) of the famous "Comte de Buffon" natural history series in fine condition. It is especially important because of the herpetological section, by Daudin, and the Mollusca by Denys de Montfort. These two parts are in the rare hand-coloured version. The Daudin has 100 coloured or tinted engraved plates and the Denys de Montfort has 72 coloured or tinted engraved plates. But the birds (Oiseaux) and fish (Poissons) by Sonnini himself, the insects (Crustacés et Insectes) by Latreille, and the plants (Plantes) by Brisseau-Mirbel are also important contributions to this enormous project. The set is divided as follows. 1-3. Terre 1-3, 5 plates (plus one portrait); 4. Epoques 1, 3 plates; 5-7. Histoire des minéraux 1-3, 16 plates; 8-16. Mineraux 1-12, 3 plates; 17. Animaux 1, 7 plates; 18-21. Homme 1-4, 13 plates; 22-34 Quadrupèdes 1-13, 231 plates (however, in volume 32 there two "plates" on one leaf. If both are counted separately, then the total number will be 1,123]; 35-36, Singes 1-2, 79 plates; 37-64. Oiseaux 1-28, 257 plates (I-CCLVI, XLIIIbis); 65-77. Poissons 1-13, 80 plates (LXXVII, I-IIIbis, plus one portrait); 78. Cetacés "14", 5 plates; 79-86. Reptiles 1-8, 100 plates; 87-92. Mollusques 1-6, 72 plates; 93-106. Insectes 1-14, 113 plates (I-CXIII, XCVIIbis); 107-124. Plantes 1-18, 151 plates (XVI used twice); 125-127. Tables. With a total of 1,122 plates, two portraits, eight maps, 21 folded tables and charts, and numerous tables in the text. The entire set is complete in a contemporary uniform binding, but one volume in the bird section (Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux) was bound recently in a very good match to the original, with a few labels renewed to match the original. Apart from some small defects and bumps to the bindings, a few volumes with some marginal worm traces (not effecting text) the set looks quite spectacular as a whole and is in a very good condition. None of the bibliographies dares to name the number of plates, except Nissen who lists 1,100 plates and six maps. This however is obviously incorrect and looking back in our records the number of plates varies from 1118 to 1143 plates, but it is not always clear in regard to the separately mentioned maps, portraits and/or folding tabels. If we count the portraits and large, folded maps/charts too, our total is 1,153. Some scuffing and rubbing to spines and boards, some volumes with small bumps and chips, three volumes (Mineraux section) with a few tiny wormholes to spine. Some heads and tails a little damaged. Some scattered light stains or soiling, but never in the image area of the plates. Overall a wonderful set in a very good condition in a very attractive binding and in a super complete state. Anker, 80; BM(NH) Cat. P. 281; Brunet, 1377; Casey & Wood, p. 268; Nissen, ZBI, 682. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Outlines of the Globe

      London: Henry Hughs [& John White,], 1798-1800. 4 volumes, quarto (293 × 229 mm). Contemporary lightly sprinkled calf, neatly rebacked, red morocco lettering piece and green morocco numbering piece, flat spine, compartments formed of double rules, small rosette tools to the compartments, marbled endpapers. 21 engraved plates, 3 folding maps, 2 vignettes. Slightly rubbed at the extremities, light toning, some mild offsetting and foxing, but a very good set. First editions. Pennant is best known for his tours through the British Isles and for his British and Arctic Zoologies, works which are "distinguished by his personal energy, a keen observational sense, and by methodological organization and attention to facts &#133; he may be said to exemplify those gentleman scholars of nature in the later eighteenth century whose interests in natural knowledge aimed at national improvement through intellectual enquiry" (ODNB). The present work, however, was "the only published outcome of twenty-two manuscript volumes of imaginary travels throughout the world. The first two volumes focused upon Hindustan and, although works of imagination, drew upon his knowledge of India and the writings of the explorer James Rennell" (ODNB). The set comprises of Western Hindoostan; Eastern Hindoostan; The View of India Extra Gangem, China, and Japan; and The View of the Malayan Isles, New Holland, and the Spicy Islands. This last volume includes a short preliminary history of Australia and Norfolk Island, including a folding map of New Holland with Van Dieemen&#39;s Land as a peninsula, and an account of New Guinea. "The first two volumes in this set &#133; though they are highly regarded, are not rare; however, the third and fourth volumes are quite scarce" (Hill).

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        New practical grammar of the Spanish language in five parts

      Philadelphia: Printed by T. & W. Bradford, [1798] . 8vo. vii, [1], 356 pp. First American edition, revised for the American audience and a substantial work from the Bradford press. &#147;Carefully re-printed from the second London, and => revised by a gentleman in this city [of Philadelphia]," this was apparently only the second Spanish grammar printed in the U.S., Giral del Pino&#146;s grammar of 1795 having been its sole predecessor. The text discusses pronunciation, conjugation, agreement, syntax, etc.; then proceeds with vocabulary; and ends with dialogues, fables, and samples of mercantile letters. Interest in learning Spanish increased in the U.S. in the 1790s as commerce with Mexico, Central America, Cuba, and even Spain became a practical matter after Spain opened some ports to foreign commerce. Searches of WorldCat and ESTC locate fewer than 10 U.S. institutions reporting ownership of this work. Needless to say, early school books suffered at the hands of children, one of the great enemies of books. Not in Parsons. Evans 33731; ESTC W13901. Publisher&#146;s sheep; back cover damaged with loss of leather; text foxed and stained, with dampstaining. Far from a pristine copy but acceptable for such a scarce book.

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        A Sermon, Delivered at York, October 10, 1798, at the Ordination of the Rev. Rosewell Messinger, to the Pastoral Charge of the First Church as Colleague Pastor with the Rev. Isaac Lyman by Ezra Ripley, A. M. Pastor of the First Church of Christ in Concord

      A rare publication: OCLC shows no copies and only 11 publications by Charles Pierce of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. We are showing 10 of them. A Sermon, Delivered at York, October 10, 1798, at the Ordination of the Rev. Rosewell Messinger, to the Pastoral Charge of the First Church as Colleague Pastor with the Rev. Isaac Lyman by Ezra Ripley, A. M. Pastor of the First Church of Christ in Concord, (Massa.) "Be therefore wise as serpents and harmless as doves." Portsmouth, New-Hampshire: Printed by Charles Peirce, at the Oracle-Press, No. 5. Daniel-Street. -1798. 8vo 24 pages. Ezra Ripley was the minister of the First Parish in Concord, Massachusetts; chief citizen of the town; step-grandfather of Ralph Waldo Emerson; cofounder in Concord of America?s first lyceum. Ordained a Trinitarian Calvinist, he became a Unitarian. He was also witness to the events of the day and wrote a recount of the 'shot heard round the world'. He ministered to his flock throughout the revolutionary war and could be said to be an active participant in the rebellion, although not carrying a rifle, the pulpit was a mighty tool used by the American revolutionaries to spread the word in New England and unify the public through their churches. The Brits didn't stand a chance...

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Origin of Mental Derangement. Comprehending a Concise System of the Physiology and Pathology of the Human Mind. And a History of the Passions and their Effects

      London: T. Cadell junior and W. Davies, 1798 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. An Inquiry into the Nature and Origin of Mental Derangement. Comprehending a Concise System of the Physiology and Pathology of the Human Mind. And a History of the Passions and their Effects, 2 vols., London: T. Cadell junior and W. Davies, 1798, 8vo. (205 x 124 mm). [2], xxix, [3], 407 pp.; 455, [13] pp. Errata leaf bound at end of vol. II, faded library stamp to titles, previous owner signature of John Gibbs to vol. I, modern library cloth, vol. I spine faded and chipped at head. A good broad-margined copy. ---- Waller 2216; Hunter & Macalpine, pp. 559-60. First Edition. Crichton was the first to describe a mental condition similar to the inattentive subtype of ADHD. "This important work broke new ground in psychiatry in a number of ways... Crichton... combined the latest philosophical ideas, that is psychological knowledge, with accumulated medical experience of mental disease, that is psychiatry, into a 'physiology and pathology of the human mind'... Having himself only limited psychiatric experience he turned for illustrative clinical material largely to the continental histories from the world's first psychiatric journal, Carl Philipp Moritz's Magazin zur Erfarhrungsseelenkunde, which started publication in Berlin in 1783. Crichton also appended to his book a translation of Johann Ernst Greding's Medical aphorisms on melancholy, which contained the first extensive series of observations on the appearances of the brain in nearly 220 cases of insanity... Crichton was also the first who discussed forensic aspects in an English psychiatric text" (Hunter & Macalpine, pp. 559-60)..

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        Epea Pteroenta, Or, The Diversions of Purley

      Book Description: London: Printed For The Author At J.Johnson's, 1798-1805., 1805. Hardcover. 2 Volumes. 4to. pp. 4 p.l. (incl. errata), 534; 4 p.l. (incl. errata), 615, [36]index to both volumes. engraved frontis. by W.Sharp & 1 other engraved plate, both in Part I. Contemporary calf over marbled boards. Second Edition of Part I; First Edition of Part II. Horne Tooke's important treatise on language established his reputation as a philologist. Lovely copies in solid bindings with very clean interiors, free of bookplates, markings (other than old, brown ink notation on title page - see photo, or staining.

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        British Public Characters of 1798

      ONT> ONT>, 1798 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce collection of biographical sketches of seventy-one British public figures with a fold-out frontiepiece with thirty portraits. First edition. Missed by Cowie, this is the earliest appearance of a Nelson biographical reference. In every point of view, we are warranted in concluding, that Lord Nelson has rendered a most important service to humanity by his late and decisive victory. If the hostile cabinets of Europe should prudently avail themselves of its impression upon the enemy. an honourable and glorious peace may be the happy result. He takes pride of place as the first character in the folding frontis, probably because of his recent victory at Aboukir referred to above. Some of the othernotables include Lord Nelson, Mr Fox, Dr. Darwin,Lord Monboddo, Isaac D&#39;Israeli, Mrs. Siddons, William Herschel and Joseph Priestley. It was very popular and was reprinted many times, forming the first in a series of these types of works. Very good internally but in need of rebacking for the original full calf binding. Priced accordingly to allow for this. Bound by C. Kalthoeber, London with binder&#39;s label to verso of front free endpaper. Condition: In a tree calf binding. Externally, sound but with front board detached, slight wear to extremities andspine label absent. Rear joint starting slightly. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the occasional handling mark and slight spotting to first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD.

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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. Undertaken by His Majesty&#39;s Command, Principally with a View to Ascertain the Existence of Any Navigable Communication Between the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans; And Performed in the Years 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, and 1795, in the Discovery Sloop of War, and Armed Tender Chatham

      London: Printed for G. G. & J. Robinson, Paternoster Row; & J. Edwards, Pall-Mall 1798, 1st Edition. () 3,[xxix],[1],[viii],432;[viii],504;[viii],505,[iii]pp.. Very good. [4 volumes, including atlas volume of plates and maps]. First 3 volumes quarto (text block size 11 5 / 8 X 9 1 / 8 inches), atlas folio (text block size 20 3 / 4 X 17 1 / 8 inches). Text: Lacking half-titles. Errata at the end of Vol. III. I engraved chart, 17 engraved plates (4 double page). Atlas: 10 folding engraved charts, 6 engraved plates of coastal profiles. Expertly bound in uniform half calf over near-contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, the spines gilt in compartments with wide bands, the bands highlighted with gilt tooling, red and black morocco lettering pieces in two compartments, the others with repeat decoration in gilt. USS John Hancock inscription on front of Vols I and II of the text, various annotations in the atlas volume. "One of the Most Important [Voyages] Ever Made in the Interests of Geographical knowledge" (Hill). This copy from the library of the ship USS John Hancock during its mid-19th century exploration of the pacific. This is an important association copy: the inscriptions made in ink in Volumes I and II, allied with the pencil inscriptions in the atlas show that it formed part of the on-board reference library of the USS John Hancock and was apparantly assembled for the use of the USN Northern Pacific Survey Expedition of 1853-1856 (a.k.a. The Rodgers-Ringgold Expedition). Given the remit of the expedition this work provided information vital to the planning and execution of any survey of the American North Pacific Coast. The importance of the expedition&#39;s achievements can be garnered from the fact that the results of the surveys were still of use during WWII. Lada-Mocarski 55; Lande 1495; Sabin 98443; Staton & Tremaine 688. Edited By John Vancouver..

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        A General View of the State of Portugal; containing a Topographical Description Thereof, in which are Included, An Account of the Physical and Moral State of the Kingdom; together with Observations on the Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral Productions of its Colonies

      London: T. Cadell. 1798. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1798, First Edition, 272 pp. Hardcover, large 4to. Full calf, gilt ruled and tooled boarders, 5 raised bands, ornate gilt spine, leather spine label, marbled endpapers. Collated complete: 15 engraved plates and fold- out map of the country toward the rear. Light scuffing to leather. Occasional foxing throughout; the foxing on the the plates is mostly constrained to the margins. RARE. Contents compiled by James Murphy and taken from Portuguese writers. Digital images available upon request.

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        Traité de Mécanique Céleste

      Folding engraved plate in Vol. IV. Five vols. Large 4to, handsome antique blue morocco-backed marbled boards, flat spines nicely gilt. Paris: J.B.M. Duprat & others, An VII [1798]-1825. First edition and a complete set with all the supplements. In this monumental and fundamental astronomical work, Laplace -- the "Newton of France" -- codified and developed the theories and achievements of Newton, Euler, d&#39;Alembert, and Lagrange. "Laplace maintained that while all planets revolve round the sun their eccentricities and the inclinations of their orbits to each other will always remain small. He also showed that all these irregularities in movements and positions in the heavens were self-correcting, so that the whole solar system appeared to be mechanically stable. He showed that the universe was really a great self-regulating machine and the whole solar system could continue on its existing plan for an immense period of time. This was a long step forward from the Newtonian uncertainties in this respect...Laplace also offered a brilliant explanation of the secular inequalities of the mean motion of the moon about the earth -- a problem which Euler and Lagrange had failed to solve...He also investigated the theory of the tides and calculated from them the mass of the moon."­Printing & the Mind of Man 252. A very nice set. Our set has the first state of the titles of Vols. I and II and all the supplements. It lacks the title leaf for the first supplement in Vol. IV. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 14. D.S.B., XV, pp. 273-403. En Français dans le Texte 201. Horblit 63. Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, pp. 197-98. .

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

      Paris: Deterville Desray, 1798. Good. Nouvelle Édition, entièrement refondue, considérablement augmentée et mise en ordre, d&#39;après les expériences les plus sûres, les auteurs les plus estimés, les mémoires et les procédés de cultivateurs, amateurs et artistes, chacun dans les parties qui les concernent par J.-F. Bastien." Volumes 1 and 2 of 3: [4], xvi, 889, [1] p.; [4], iv, 899, [1] p.: 40 leaves of copperplate engravings (17 folded); 27 cm. Contemporary full speckled calf six spine compartments between raised bands; red morocco labels in second compartments with gilt-tooled title. Gilt-tooled decoration in other compartments. All page edges are speckled red. Marbled endpapers. Vol. 1 p. 237 has a small newspaper clipping in French attached to the lower margin about the increase in the weight of cattle in England from 1700 to 1801. In Good Condition: much of gilt on spine lacking; leather is rubbed; loss of leather at ends of spine and corners; indentation along top edge of vol. 1 front board; joints generally starting from ends, but hinges are tight; soiling, primarily along edges of pages; scattered foxing; old faint dampstain through much of vol. 1; tear from lower corner of vol. 1 p. 675-6, without loss of text; old dampstain on lower corner of a few pages of vol. 2, not touching text; upper corner of last leaf of vol. 2 lacking, without loss of text; no pencil or ink marks.

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        EAST INDIA COMPANY & THE NAWAB OF OUDH: The near contemporary manuscript transcript of letters & journal sent by David Nisbett to his mother. Nisbett, a medical officer attached to the East India Company&#146;s forces

      Not published, 1798. Nisbett sailed from Plymouth on the 2nd June 1794: &#147;in company with ten or twelve seventy fours, coasting down the channel. We had no sooner come in sight of Falmouth than we spied about sixty sail of small vessels crowding all the sail they could in order to go in, they seemed to have formed into a line & made a very pretty appearance ....&#148;Closely written on 262-pages 4to (10½ x 8¼ inches), circa 40,000 words, contemporary full marbled calf; re-backed, with crimson lettering piece. Commenced 2nd June 1794; the first 8-pages of the journal describe the voyage out and give a description of Cape Town where they take on board provisions. Calcutta is reached on the 17th December. The journal is however almost entirely 9th January 1798 to 14th May 1799 in India at Lucknow, Cawnpore and elsewhere, and includes an account of the circumstances surrounding the ousting of Wazir Ali Khan, and the placement of his uncle, Saadat Ali Khan II on the throne of Oudh. Also military operations, and meetings with Claude Martine, [1735-1800; Major General in the British East India Company&#39;s Bengal Army], etc. For a full description, and some transcripts from the journal, please enquire.

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        Lyrical Ballads

      London: T. N. Longman And O. Rees. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST COMPLETE EDITION (comprising the second edition of the first volume, and the first edition, first issue of the second volume). The preferred edition, for the second edition of the first volume contains the first printing of Wordsworth&#39;s famous Preface, "the revolutionary manifesto of the romantic poets of the next generation" and perhaps the most influential work of literary theory in the English language (Printing and the Mind of Man 256). "To the first edition of Lyrical Ballads, published jointly with Coleridge in 1798, Wordsworth prefixed an &#39;Advertisement&#39; which asserted that the major number of the poems were &#39;to be considered as experiments&#39; to determine &#39;how far the language of conversation in the middle and lower classes of society is adapted to the purposes of poetic pleasure.&#39; In the second, two-volume edition of 1800, Wordsworth... expanded the Advertisement into a Preface which justified the new poetry not as experiments, but as exemplifying the principles of all good poetry... The Preface deserves its reputation as a revolutionary manifesto about the nature of poetry... [It serves] not only as a turning point in English criticism but also as a central document in modern culture" (Norton Anthology of English Literature). In addition to the first appearance of the Preface, the second edition contains all the poems in the first edition plus one additional poem in the first volume, and the first printing of the forty-one new poems in the second volume. The poems in Lyrical Ballads proved to be extraordinarily influential, for "no other book of poems in English so plainly announces a new literary departure" (Norton). Lyrical Ballads includes some of the most famous poems in the English language: in the the first volume appears Coleridge&#39;s "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", "The Foster-Mother&#39;s Tale", "The Nightingale", "The Dungeon", and Wordsworth&#39;s "Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey", "The Thorn", "The Idiot Boy", "Simon Lee, the Old Huntsman", and "Lines written in early spring"; the second volume added many of Wordsworth&#39;s most characteristic works such as the "Lucy Poems", "The Old Cumberland Beggar", "Michael, a Pastoral", and others. London: T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1800. Small octavo, contemporary full calf with original red and green morocco labels. Two volumes. Housed in custom half-leather box. Evidence of bookplates removed on pastedowns. Light spotting to five leaves in volume two, otherwise text exceptionally clean; a few skillful repairs to bindings, minor surface imperfection (noticeable only up-close, at an angle) to board of volume II. A rare copy in handsome contemporary calf of one of the most important books in English literature.

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        DR. JOHNSON&#39;S TABLE-TALK

      1798. Fine. JOHNSON, Samuel. DR. JOHNSON&#39;S TABLE-TALK: Containing aphorisms on literature, life, and manners, with anecdotes of distinguished persons: Selected and arranged from Mr. Boswell&#39;s Life of Johnson. London: Printed for C. Dilly in the Poultry, 1798. First edition. Octavo. [6],446 pp. Early tree-calf sides, skillfully rebacked and decorated to the period (gilt-stamped compartments, with a lyre at the center and floral tool in corners, and a red morocco label), marbled boards. Contemporary ink ownership on first blank. Fore-corners are worn at tips and gently rounded. Text leaves are clean but for the fainset blush of foxing on a few leaves. It is a handsome, near-fine copy. Published while the third edition of the Life was in the press &#39;in the life-time of Mr. Boswell, and with his cordial approbation.&#39;

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        Tracts on the Subject of an Union between Great Britain and Ireland (16 items altogether in one volume)

      Dublin 1798 - 1798-1799. Binding rubbed along edges and face of spine. Ink signature on front paste down, notation on contents page and slight ink marks elsewhere. Moderate foxing and staining throughout text. An occasional small hole or crease. After the Irish Rebellion of 1798 was suppressed, various individuals argued for and against a political union with Great Britain. This volume includes many of the pamphlets published during this war of words. Though many argued forcefully against it, the result was that Irish self-government was abolished by the Act of Union of 1801 and did not return until 1912. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Public Laws of the State of Rhode Island and Providence

      1798. [Rhode Island]. The Public Laws of the State of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations, As Revised by a Committee, and Finally Enacted by the Honorable General Assembly, at Their Session in January, 1798. To Which are Prefixed, The Charter, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Constitution of the United States, and President Washington&#39;s Address of September, 1796. Published by Authority. Providence: Carter and Wilkinson, 1798. 652 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary calf, lettering piece and blind fillets. Rubbing to extremities, some rubbing and scuffing to boards and spine, corners bumped, hinges cracked, a few partial cracks to text block. Very light browning to text, negligible light foxing and faint dampstaining in places. Early owner annotations to endleaves, including a fine example of calligraphy, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. This was Rhode Island&#39;s first post-Revolution compilation; its predecessor was published in 1772. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 456.

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        Voyages En France Ornes De Gravures, Avec Des Notes Par La Mesangere

      A rare complete set, with an outstanding provenance, being from the collection of Philip Hofer with his small mounted label on the front endpaper in each volume, offered in finely executed, contemporary mottled brown calf bindings, with gilt decorations and mounted gilt calf title devices, the b/w copper plate engravings finely printed, with excellent sharpness and detail: 31 are full-page plates printed on one side of the sheet, many after letters; one is an oval title-page vignette. 4 individual volumes as issued, texts beautifully printed in French in letterpress, with several felicitously contrasting types and type sizes, text pages with title headings, illustrated with 31 engraved plates and 5 title page engravings (a printer's mark decorating the principal title page in each volume and a port of Marseille vignette decorating the title p. of Vol. I, Part II), Volumes I & II with Year IV date from the French Revolution calendar, Volume III with Year VI date from the French Revolution calendar, Gregorian date 1798 in parenthesis, Vol. IV with Gregorian date, 1798. Authors: Claude-Emmanuel Lhuiller Chapelle, Fran?ois Le Coigneux de Bachaumont, Jean-George Le Franc de Pompignan, Esprit Flechier, Joseph-Francois-Edouard de Corsembleu Desmahis, Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset, Laurent-Pierre Berenger, Pere Mandard, Antoine de Bertin, Venance, Jean de La Fontaine, Antoine Bret, Louis Damin, Jean-Francois Regnard, Alexis Picon and Charles-Estienne Gaucher. Engravers: Noel Le Mire, Pierre-Gabriel Berthault, Louis H-P Duval, Edme Bovinet, Jean Duplessi-Bertaux, Charles-Louis Lingee, et al. AVAILABILITY: 7 institution holdings worldwide including: the British Library, Biblioth?que Nationale de France, Victoria & Albert Museum and Pierpont Morgan Library. Subsequent editions: 1808, 1818 and 1824. PROVENANCE: Front endpapers of each volume with 2 mounted owner labels printed in black with decorative borders, the label of Louis-Francois Delapchier a Riom (4.5 x 2 cm) on the front pastedown and the label of Philip Hofer (2.6 x 2.3 cm) on the front free endpaper. Hofer (1898-1984) was the first curator of the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts at the Houghton Library at Harvard University (1938-1978), (the position was created for him), and prior, curator of the Spencer Collection at the NY Public Library. His collection of illustrated and decorated books has been extensively written on. With Lessing Rosenwald, he was perhaps the most important and influential 20th century book collector in the United States. FORMAT: Mottled brown calf with brown calf spines and mounted light brown calf title devices, sewn with 5-colors marbled endpapers with bound silk book ribbons, the gilt work of unusual quality, panels with intertwined bead and vine leaf borders, spine compartments decorated with gilt pagodas framed by leafed stems with scrolled feet, title devices lettered in gilt, volume number in Latin ordinals, decorated with gilt bead borders and rules, spine accented with a variety of beads, edges gilt with chevron borders. SIZE: 13.7 x 8.5 cm or 5.39 x 3.35 inches, as issued. CONDITION DETAIL: Plates and text pages: clean and fresh except: Volume I: stain-spot to textblock fore-edge results in light fore-edge stain from p. 67 and a somewhat larger fore-edge stain after p. 123: 1 front endpaper page and 1 front blank page with pencil bookseller notes in small script. Volume II: plate 3 with a few fox spots: plate 4 with margin soil spot: pp. 91-92 with small bottom edge chip. Vol. III: half-title p. with margin toning and some offset from frontispiece engraving. Vol. IV: pp 65-66 with diagonal inner margin tear, extending into the first letter for 3 lines of text-no loss. Covers: some edge wear with more at bottom edges and bottom corners: rubs: spines with crackling. Vol. III: cracking at joint head. Gilt: bright but edges with some dulling. Bindings: tight and solid. Volumes I & IV: spines square. Vol. II: spine slant. Vol. III: slight spine slant. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete. 877 pages, many parts with introductory biographical notes and numbered ending notes by La Mesangere, principal title page in each volume decorated with printer's mark, text pages with title headings, parts with title division sheets including 1 pictorial engraved vignette, illustrated with 31 b/w engravings printed on one side of the sheet, separate from the pagination (includes the often missing plate 3, Pont du Gard, p. 64 in Volume I), plate titles and placement on plates order page at end of Vols. 2-4. Vol. I: [6] pages, front blank, half-title page, title page for Part I; 194 pp., Part II title p. with Port de Marseille vignette, [2] pp., rear blank + 10 engraved plates (for plates order-end of Vol. II.) Vol. II: [6]pp., front blank, half-title p, title p. for Part I, 227 pp; [5]pp, plates order and rear blank + 10 engraved plates. Volume III: [6]pp, front blank, half-title p., title p. for Part I, 226 pp., [6]pp, notes to Part 6, plates order, rear blank + 4 engraved plates. Volume IV: [6]pp, front blank, half-title p., title p. for Part I, 209 pp., [6]pp, plates order and 4 pp. publisher's advertisement + 7 engravings. Note, Vol. 4 issued without frontispiece and plate 5, portrait of Charles-Etienne Gaucher is after p. 175. REFERENCE: Barbier, Nouvelle Bibliotheque, vol. 4, p. 486, "ceux qui aiment le luxe typographique et les gravures bien executes, peuvent se procurer cette charmante collection". Gerson, Parisian Litterateurs. IMAGES: by request.

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        Charte von Hindostan und der Halbinsel nach Rennels, Campbells, Pringles, Diroms, Zeichnungen entworfen von C. Mannert. Herausgegeben von A. G. Schneider und Weigel in Nürnberg mit Kaiserl. Allergn. Privil. 1798.

      1798 - Kupferstich-Karte von Mannert bei Schneider und Weigel, datiert Nürnberg 1798, alt grenz- und flächenkoloriert. Ca.57 x 73 cm. Nur in den Ecken etwas fingerfleckig. Imposante Karte des indischen Subkontinents nach englischen kartographischen Vorlagen erstellt. Aus der Offizin von Schneider & Weigel in Nürnberg, die im Vergleich zum Konkurrenten Homann nur relativ wenige Karten herausgab. Links unten kreisrunde Titelkartusche. Nur in den Ecken etwas fingerfleckig.

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        A Voyage round the World. Performed in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787, 1788, abridged from the Original French Journal of M. De La Peyrouse, which was lately published by M. Milet-Mureau, in Obedience to an order from the French government. To which are added: A Voyage from Manilla to California by Don Antonio Maurelle and an Abstract of the Voyage and Discoveries of the late Captain G. Vancouver

      Edinburgh: Printed by J. Moir for T. Brown; and sold by W. Coke Leith; Brash and Reid Glasgow; T. Hill Perth and elsewhere, 1798. Contemporary old leather covers with faded red morocco title label to the spine. 8vo. 7¼&#39;&#39; x 4½. Contains [xvi] 336 printed pages of text with folding map and three engraved plates. The half-title leaf has a piece of paper pasted across the top and printed T. U. George, below this the name &#39;Blandford&#39; is by hand. Corners and ends rubbed, front hinge cracked, light age toning to the text block edges. La Pérouse was first published in English in 1785, Maurelle&#39;s circa 1780 and Vancouver&#39;s work in 1798. The Preface by the Editor is signed with the initial H, but the writer&#39;s identity is unknown. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Les Amours Du Chevalier De Faublas - [Complete in 4 Volumes]

      Paris; Chez L&#39;Auteur, 1798. 3rd Edition. Illustrated with engraved plates after Dupreel, St. Aubin etc. Full, contemporary tree calf, very good. Professionally and period-sympathetically recased with the original title-labels laid back; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Henry Somerville, a Tale : by the Author of Haltenbourne [Sic] Castle, & C

      [Dublin] : Smith, - Printer, Dublin, 1798. 1st Edition. Prelims and title slightly wormed; text not effected. Notes: The castle is in other editions named as "Hartlebourn Castle". ESTC citation no. : T208030. Full contemporary analine calf, recased. Raised bands with the original lable laid back. An uncommonly positive copy, of presentation quality - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Harlots Progress." Szenen aus dem Leben einer Dirne. Folge von 6 Blättern

      Kupferstich von Thomas Cook nach William Hogarth 1798. 36x42 cm. je Blatt. Zusammen - Hogarth Kat. Berlin 55 - 60 vgl. - Paulson 121 - 126 vgl. - Mit der Folge über den Lebenslauf einer Dirne begründete William Hogarth 1731 seine "modern moral subjects." Die Szenen des Zyklus zeigen: 1. Ankunft in London: Das junge Mädchen, gerade in London angelangt, wird von einer Kupplerin angesprochen. 2. Leichtfertigkeit. Sie wird von einem Juden ausgehalten, den sie mit ihrem Liebhaber betrügt. 3. Die Verhaftung. Sie ist in einer schäbigen Kammer gelandet und wird wegen Diebstahls einer Uhr verhaftet. 4. Im Zuchthaus. Bei der Arbeit mit anderen Gefangenen im Zuchthaus. 5. Der Tod. Sie stirbt in einer ärmlichen Kammer an Syphilis, neben ihr zwei Ärzte, die sich um Behandlungsmethoden streiten und die Zimmerwirtin, die in ihrer Truhe wühlt. 6. Die Trauerfeier. Die Dirnen nehmen Abschied, ohne jedoch wirklich zu trauern.Thomas Cook (um 1744 - 1818) "machte sich auch einen Namen als Hogarth-Stecher" (Thieme/Becker VII, 348) dessen vollständiges Werk er nachgestochen in der Größe der Originale herausgab.

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        Natuurlyke historie der plant-dieren, bevattende de algemeene schetzen der geslachten en korte beschryvingen der bekende zoorten

      J.B. Elwe, Amsterdam, 1798. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. Early Dutch edition of Pallas&#39;s work on Corals first published in 1767 (and first published in Dutch as Lyst der plant-dieren, 1768. This appears to be an exact republication) It details the discoveries that he made in the Dutch Museum, including several new to science. All editions are uncommon. 1/4 contemporary calf with red morocco spine label . Corners bumped, a little worn, faint dampstain occasionally in top margin, otherwise clean and bright internally with 14 fine hand colored plates of corals. A few slight creases to plates, one plate a little loose, otherwise unusually bright. 654pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Science & Technology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042512. .

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        Theoretisch-praktische Erörterung der Grundsätze wonach die Kriegsschäden jeder Art festzustellen, zu erstatten, und zu peräquiren sind nebst deren Anwendung auf den gegenwärtigen Krieg. Zum Gebrauche praktischer Amts- und Geschäftsleute entworfen.

      FfM. Andreä, 1798. - XXVIII+564 pp. Hardcover. Contemp. half calf with red & green title labels on spine. VG. (Occas. light foxing/browning). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THIS PLAN OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA AND ITS ENVIRONS, SHEWING THE IMPROVED PARTS, IS DEDICATED TO THE MAYOR, ALDERMEN AND CITIZENS THEREOF

      London: John & Josiah Boydell, Jan. 1, 1798.. Copper-engraved map by John Cooke, printed on a single elephant folio sheet of paper (watermarked "James Whatman Turkey Mill Kent 1794"), with 54 numbered references. Sheet size: 27 3/4 x 38 inches. Very good. Provenance: Martin P. Snyder. The Snyder copy of the best map of Philadelphia published during its time as the capital of the United States. Hills was one of the most talented and prolific British surveyors working during the Revolutionary War. Serving as an ensign in the 38th, and later as a lieutenant in the 23rd regiment. During the Philadelphia Campaign of 1777-78 and later actions in the New Jersey theatre, Hills drafted a magnificent series of manuscript battle plans, and larger regional campaign maps. After the war Hills seems to have settled in Philadelphia. He is first listed in Biddle&#39;s 1791 directory as a surveyor and draughtsman on Mulberry Street, but two extant manuscript maps located in the Philadelphia City Archives show him active in the city as early as 1788. In 1796 he drafted this impressive map, receiving the commendation of the mayor, Matthew Clarkson. To ensure the best quality of engraving and printing, it was still necessary for Hills to send his plan to London for publication. Engraved by John Cooke, the plan was published by the Boydells at the end of 1797, although it also included an imprint by Hills offering the map for sale in Philadelphia (this has led carto- bibliographers to incorrectly cite the first state as an American imprint). The large size of this plan "permitted the author to name and locate each of the dozens of wharves along the Delaware and to give the details of construction then existing in every city block to, and even beyond, the Schuylkill. The topography received equally minute treatment. Even brickyards and small ponds were identified singly" (Snyder, p.204). This is the second issue of the map (with the Boydell imprint below the neat line) which was issued very shortly after the first. Both states are very rare. Only one copy of either has appeared at auction in the last quarter century (Sotheby&#39;s New York, Oct. 30, 1990, lot 19). DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 211. PHILLIPS, p.702. PHILLIPS, DESCRIPTIVE LIST OF MAPS AND VIEWS OF PHILADELPHIA 175 (1st issue). SNYDER, CITY OF INDEPENDENCE 169a (this copy illustrated as fig. 121). WHEAT & BRUN 471.

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        This Plan of the City of Philadelphia and its Environs, Shewing the Improved Parts, is Dedicated to the Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens thereof

      London: published by John & Josiah Boydell, 1 January 1798. Copper- engraved map by John Cooke, printed on a single elephant folio sheet of paper (watermarked "James Whatman Turkey Mill Kent 1794"), with 54 numbered references. 27 3/4 x 38 inches. The Snyder copy of the best map of Philadelphia published during its time as the capital of the United States. Hills was one of the most talented and prolific British surveyors working during the Revolutionary War. Serving as an ensign in the 38th, and later as a Lieutenant in the 23rd regiment. During the Philadelphia Campaign of 1777-8 and later actions in the New Jersey theatre, Hills drafted a magnificent series of manuscript battle plans, and larger regional campaign maps. After the war, Hills seems to have settled in Philadelphia. He is first listed in Biddles 1791 directory as a surveyor and draughtsman on Mulberry Street, but two extant manuscript maps located in the Philadelphia City Archives show him active in the city as early as 1788. In 1796 he drafted this impressive map, receiving the commendation of the mayor Matthew Clarkson. To ensure the best quality of engraving and printing, it was still necessary for Hills to send his plan to London for publication. Engraved by John Cooke, the plan was published by the Boydells at the end of 1797, although it also included an imprint by Hills offering the map for sale in Philadelphia (this has led carto- bibliographers to incorrectly cite the first state as an American imprint). The large size of this plan "permitted the author to name and locate each of the dozens of wharves along the Delaware and to give the details of construction then existing in every city block to, and even beyond, the Schuylkill. The topography received equally minute treatment. Even brickyards and small ponds were identified singly" (Snyder p.204). This is the second issue of the map (with the Boydell imprint below the neat line) which was issued very shortly after the first. Both states are very rare. Only one copy of either has appeared at auction in the last quarter century (Sothebys New York, 30 October 1990, lot 19). Deak 211; Phillips, p. 702; cf. Phillips Descriptive List of Maps and Views of Philadelphia 175 (first issue); Snyder City of Independence 169a (this copy illustrated as Fig. 121); Wheat & Brun 471.

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        A Chart of South Carolina and Georgia

      Boston, 1798. No Binding. Very Good. 20 1/8 x 16 ¼ inches. Light damp staining along left edge, some filled, small insect holds lower left corner, overall very good, especially given the nature of the paper on which it was printed. An American imprint of great importance and rarity: one of the earliest American-made charts to focus on the Georgia coastline. It depicts the area from just north of Kiawah Island in central South Carolina to the mouth of the St. John River in northern Florida. At lower right is an inset: "A Chart of the Bar and Harbour of Charlestown." In 1791 John Norman of Boston first published "The American Pilot, containing the navigation of the sea coast of North America.." This work was the second sea atlas published in America, the first being by William Clark, published in 1789-1790. Published in just a single edition, Clark&#39;s atlas and its individual charts are even more rare on the market than those from the extremely rare Norman work. Norman played a key role in the production of Clark&#39;s Pilot, as the engraver of the majority of its charts. In 1794, Norman&#39;s son, William, became the publisher of the Pilot and went on to issue subsequent editions in 1796, 1798, and 1803. Despite these several editions, this and all Norman charts have always been great rarities on the market. The copy offered here corresponds to Wheat & Brun&#39;s State II, which they date 1798. Wheat & Brun 607, cf. 600.

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        [K 366]. Idomeneo Ré di Creta. Opera seria in tre atti... [Piano-vocal score]

      Bonn: N. Simrock [PN] 51. [ca. 1798-1800]. Oblong folio. Early quarter calf with marbled boards, diamond-shaped black leather title label with titling and decorative gilt stamping to upper. 1f. (title), [1] (cast list and contents), 2-183 pp. Engraved. & & Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped. Minor browning and offsetting; first and last leaves foxed; several margins repaired. . A very early edition published one year after the first. This issue carries a price of 21 Francs; an earlier issue carried a price of 9 Francs. & & First performed in Munich at the Residenztheater on January 29, 1781, set to a libretto by Giovanni Battista Varesco after Antoine Danchet&#146;s Idomenée; the opera was performed on only one other occasion during Mozart&#39;s lifetime. & & "Idomeneo is remarkable for its orchestration... [It] is also notable for its continuity... [It] is also the first Mozart opera in which the arrangement of tonalities seems deliberately calculated... Idomeneo is an opera sui generis, occupying a special place in the affections of its composer who went on to other achievements as vital and significant, but never returned to its dignified, heroic, yet thoroughly human world." Julian Rushton in Grove online

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        The New Art of Cookery; According to the Present Practice; Being a Complete Guide to all Housekeepers, on a Plan Entirely New; consisting of Thirty-eight Chapters .... With Bills of Fare for every Month in the Year, Neatly and Correctly Printed

      Boston: Printed for W. Spotswood, 1798. Octavo, xxiii, [1], 444 pp. Twenty-four additional pages of illustrations of monthly bills of fare. Table of contents.Second American edition, improved. Briggs is identified on the title page as "many years cook at the Globe Tavern, Fleet-Street, the White Hart Tavern, Holborn, and now principal of the Temple Coffee-House, London." The first edition of his English Art of Cookery was published in London in 1788, and the book quickly crossed the Atlantic to the newly independent United States. The first American edition of the New Art of Cookery was published in Philadelphia in 1792, and this improved, second American edition soon followed. An interesting case study in the transmission of texts, and all early editions of Briggs&#39;s work are quite scarce. Period full leather, rebacked with modern leather and period gilt-lettered spine label. Paper age-toned, hinges repaired and reinforced, older leather well-rubbed, two leaves with closed tears, overall near very good. [Lowenstein 25; see also Axford, page 90; Bitting, page 60].

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        CALMET&#39;S DICTIONARY OF THE HOLY BIBLE... With an Entirely New Set of Plates with FRAGMENTS Illustrative of the Manners... Of the Holy Scriptures (Complete in Three volumes)

      London: Printed for Charles Taylor, 1798. 119 engraved plates and 6 folding maps (all present in accordance with the index of plates). Title pages to vols. I & II dated 1798 and 1801 respectively and the three title pages of "Fragments" (the three hundred fragments are divided up into three parts each with separate pagination) are dated 1798, 1799 and 1801 respectively. In this copy the "note" to the subscribers and list of subsribers in bound in at the end of the second hundred fragments.Contemporary reversed calf bindings with black and red morocco title labels to the spines; bindings generally very good and strong with a little general wear and rubbing, leather a little chipped to the head/tail of the spines, more so to vol. I. Contents clean and tight, a little reading wear, a few corners bent over; plates generally very good, maps good, professionally (japanese tissue) repaired tear to map of Canaan, piece missing from the blank margin of the last map but not affecting image. A very good copy. This famous work was first published First published in 1725 as &#39;Dictionnaire historique, critique, chronologique, geographique et litteral de la Bible&#39;. . The Second Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 4to (22 x 27cm).

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        Deutsch und französischer Calender für das Jahr 1799. Nebst einer Darstellung der Schicksale Schwabens im spanischen Erbfolgekriege. (Mit dem 2. Titel:) Taschenbuch für die schwäbische Geschichte von G. A. Neuhofer. Zweyter Jahrgang enthaltend Schwabens Schicksale im spanischen Erbfolgekriege

      Augsburg, Rollwagen 1798.. Mit gest. Frontispiz, gest. Titel sowie 12 Kupfertafeln. 16 Bl., 184 S. Illustr. Orig.-Pappband. 10,5 x 6,7 cm. Goed. VII, 170, 16, 2. - Etwas bestoßen.

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        Voyage autour du Monde

      Paris,: Imprimerie de la RÈpublique, An VI, 1798.. Four volumes, quarto, with folding table in vol. I, 15 folding engraved maps and a plate in vol. IV; light spotting in vol. IV but a clean and bright copy in contemporary half calf with the arms of the Admiralty Library in gilt on covers, neatly respined. A fine copy of this voyage account, with a remarkable provenance: this set, once in the library of the British Admiralty (with their arms on the covers and their cancelled library stamps on title-pages) was originally presented by its author, Count Fleurieu, to his English counterpart and exact contemporary Alexander Dalrymple. It is inscribed facing the title: "? Monsieur Alex. Dalrymple, de la part de l'auteur" and signed by Fleurieu.The book gives the narrative of the first French commercial voyage, to the Northwest coast: it was only the second French circumnavigation in the course of a single voyage. Marchand, on his return from Bengal in 1788, met Portlock at St Helena, and learned of the lucrative fur trade between the Northwest coast and China. The trading firm of Baux in Marseilles underwrote the expedition, and purchased and fitted out the copper-sheathed ship, the Solide. After a delay due to the Nootka dispute between England and Spain, the ship sailed in December 1790 via Cape Horn. At the Marquesas, Marchand took possession of two islands, Uapou and Nukuhiva (which he named "Ile Baux") not knowing of Ingraham's visit on the Hope two months earlier(and which the world at large was not to know until details of Ingraham's voyage became known). At the Northwest coast he obtained a large cargo of furs, sailed south to Hawaii, through the Marianas and reached Macao on 27 November 1791.It was a successful voyage, but a commercial disaster. Marchand was unable to sell the furs in China, and they were later impounded during the counter-revolutionary movement in southern France, and eventually perished, the firm of Baux thereby losing two-thirds of their capital in the venture. Nevertheless, Marchand proved that in times of peace, the French could compete successfully in the Pacific trade.As Marchand died in 1793, the work was actually written by Count Charles Pierre Fleurieu, himself an explorer, and at the heart of the French establishment. It was Fleurieu who promoted the voyages of La PÈrouse, D'Entrecasteaux and Baudin. The book includes a good account of discoveries along the American coast, from Cortes in 1537 to Malaspina in 1790, including records of Drake, Juan de Fuca, Cook, La PÈrouse, Meares, Colnett, Portlock and Dixon. Considerable text is devoted to descriptions of natural history specimens collected en route. The final volume contains a critical analysis of Roggeween's voyage, and the engraved plates include five of Alaska and the Northwest coast, four of Marquesan interest and one of Hawaii, while the China Sea chart contains important corrections. Lada-Mocarski calls it 'a very important and authoritative work for the history of the Northwest coast'.Dunmore, 'French Explorers in the Pacific', pp. 342-353; Hill, 612; Lada-Mocarski, 54; O'Reilly-Reitman, 617.

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