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        A Treatise on the Police of London; Containing a Detail of the

      1798. [Colquhoun, Patrick (1745-1820)]. A Treatise on the Police of London; Containing a Detail of the Various Crimes and Misdemeanors By Which Public and Private Property and Security Are, At Present, Injured and Endangered: And Suggesting Remedies for Their Prevention. Philadelphia: Printed for Benjamin Davies, 1798. xii, [7], 342, xxiv pp. Folding table. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Contemporary sheep treated to resemble tree calf, lettering piece, gilt fillets and faint early hand-lettered author name to spine. Some rubbing to extremities with wear to corners and head of spine, joints starting at head, a few minor scuffs to boards, hinges partially cracked, bookplate (of Thomas Robbins, 1827) to front pastedown. Moderate toning to text, "Colquhoun" added to title page in contemporary hand. A nice copy. * Only American edition. Colquhoun was an indefatigable reformer and public-minded citizen. First published in London in 1796, his treatise on criminology offered innovative proposals, such as the appointment of public prosecutors and paid magistrates, productive labor by convicts and a system of preventative police. This Philadelphia imprint was a response to the keen interest in this subject among elite circles of reformers and legislators in America. Their efforts were reflected in Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary, New York's Auburn Prison and Livingston's penal code. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 1010.

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        An Essay On British Cottage Architecture: Being An Attempt to perpetuate to perpetuate on Principle, that peculiar mode of Building, which was originally the effect of Chance

      London: Hookham and Carpenter et al, 1798. First edition. Hardcover. Modern quarter brown morocco and marbled boards. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 27 pages in text. 33 x 27 c m. Twenty-one sepia engraved aquatint plates illustrate fourteen designs for rustic retreats, some showing variations of window treatment and surface finishes with the same basic form. MILLARD 42. "Malton had succumbed, deeply, to the influence of Uvalde Price....he was unwilling to accept Dr. Johnson's definition of the cottage as `a mean habitation,' regarding it rather a a hallowed sanctuary......a symbol of a particularly British tradition, to be upheld and preserved at all costs." Malton also made a plea, surprisingly early for preservation, noting, unless protected they will exist "no where but on the canvas of the painter." His designs set the image of the picturesque dwelling that was to survive as the popular ideal in England for a hundred years or more. ABBEY LIFE 34. ARCHER 197.1 "Malton presented this series of 14 designs "to those Nobleman and Gentlemen of taste." COLTON p.535. "These two book [this title and a Collection of Designs for Rural Retreats] establish Malton as a pioneer of the cottage orne." Minor spotting, dampstain to bottom lower corner of most plates are marginal not affecting images, some marginal toning to plates, contemporary owner inscription on half-title dated 1800.

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        A Selection of favourite Catches, Glees, &c. as sung at the Bath Harmonic Society, with the Rules of the Society, and a List of the Members. Second Edition. With considerable Additions

      Bath: Printed by R. Cruttwell; and sold by The Booksellers in Bath; C. Dilly London; and by the Secretary to the Society. 1798. 8vo, 190 × 118 mms, pp. iv, [5]–17, [1], [v]–xiv, 152; with a stipple-engraved frontispiece printed in blue, nicely bound in full contemporary straight-grain red morocco, gilt border on covers, gilt spine, all edges gilt. A very good copy with the gilt morocco label of the "Bath Harmonic Society" on the front paste-down end-paper, and the engraved armorial bookplate of Carleton House Library to the front free endpaper. The second rule of the Harmonic Society states that "No Person whatsoever shall be eligible into this Society but Noblemen, Gentlemen, and Professional Men, who reside in Bath or its Vicinity, or who may occasionally visit it." Could they have out-sung all those Welshmen in the dissenting churches? ESTC T90829 locates a copy of the first edition of 1979 in the BL only, while what seems to be a second issue (N70113) has a publication date of 1798 (Duke only). Two printings designated "second edition" are recorded, one with 180 pages and a plate (4 copies, Berkeley and North Carolina only in the US), the other with 152 pages and no plate (9 copies, Folger, Huntington, Virginia in the US). This copy seems to be a mixture of the two.

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        Ansicht von Worms Vue de Worms

      Vienna: Artaria & Comp., 1798. 16 ¼ x 21 ¼ inches. A fine view of the city of Worms, a river-port on the Rhine, twelve miles north-north-west of Mannheim Hand-coloured aquatint etching by Ziegler after Janscha, with contemporary ruled and wash border. Accompanying the plate is a descriptive leaf of letterpess text, in French and German, with a contemporary manuscript English translation beneath `After passing the little island of Neusatz, the Rhine arrives at Worms… situated in the Lower Palatinate beyond the Rhine. The surrounding countryside produces much corn & rape seed also the excellent wine known as "Liebfraumilch"… The Church in the middle of the picture belongs to the Protestants who built it in 1725. The Catholics although they are few in number possess the Dome Church & four others. The Lutherans also have one. The residence of the bishop & the Town Hall are worthy of note it was in the latter that Luther appeared in 1521 at the Diet before the Emperor Charles 5th. It was at Worms that a treaty was concluded in 1743 between Marie Thérése & the kings of England & Sardinia'. This view comes from a work published in Vienna in 1798 entitled `Collection de cinquante vues du Rhin'. Janscha (1749-1812), born in Hungary, studied at the Vienna academy of arts, and later, in 1801, was appointed a professor of the same institution. The engraver Johann Ziegler (1750-1812) also studied at the Vienna academy and in addition to the present work he collaborated with Karl Schutz to produce a collection of 50 views of Vienna and its environs. Cf. Guide 46- 48

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        VOYAGE DU CI-DEVANT DUC DU CHATELET, EN PORTUGAL, OU SE TROUVENT

      - Des dà tails intà ressans sur ses Colonies, sur le Treblement de terre de Lisbonne, sur M. de Pombal et la Cour Revu, corrige sur le Manuscrit, et augmentà de Notes sur la sitution actuel de ce Royaume et de ses Colonies, Par J. Fr. BOURGOING, ci-devant Ministre plà nipotentiare de la Republique francaise en Espagne, Membre associà de l’Institut national. Avec la Carte du Portugal, et la Vue de la Baie de Lisbonne. A PARIS, Chez F. Buisson, Imp.-Lib. An VI de la Rà publique. (1798) 2 volumes em 1 de 19,5x12 cm. Com (IV)-268 e (IV)-260 pags. Encadernação da à poca inteira de pele. pastas. Ilustrado com uma bela gravura da margem direita do Rio Tejo, legendada “Vue de la Baie de Lisbonne”, representando ao centro uma armada fundeada junto à torre de Belà m e o mosteiro dos Jerà nimos ao fundo. Apresenta um excelente mapa de Portugal, desdobrável, ambos gravados por Tardieu l’ainà . Inocêncio XIX, 25. “Na obra Portugal e os estrangeiros, de M. Bernardes Branco, tomo I, de pag. 248 a 252, encontra-se uma versão do livro de Chatelet ácerca do Marquez de Pombal. Dizem que o verdadeiro auctor desta viagem foi o barão de Comartin-Desoteux, que tambem escreveu a da Administration do mesmo Marquez, que ficou ja mencionada no tomo VII deste Dicc. ” Xavier Coutinho 675, Duarte de Sousa 93, apenas refere a tradução inglesa publicada em Londres no ano de 1809. L’ à crivain et diplomate J.F. Bourgoing (1748-1811) nous livre, par son importante refonte et actualisation du manuscrit du duc de Chastelet, une remarquable à tude du Portugal de la fin du XVIIIà me sià cle. Climat, gà ographie, là gislation, religion, coutumes, population, … Location/localizacao: 3-A3-C-13

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        Discurso político sobre la importancia, y necesidad, de los hospicios, casas de expósitos y hospitales, que tienen todos los estados, y particularmente España.

      Madrid, en la imprenta de la Viuda de Ibarra, 1798. - Petit in-4. 6ff. 98pp. XXXIV. Plein veau, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale de l'un des principaux traités de bienfaisance espagnols du 18e siècle, composé par un membre du Conseil Royal de Castille. C'est un important plaidoyer politique pour l'établissement d'orphelinats, de maisons d'éducation et d'hospices en Espagne. "Importancia, y precisión, que en todos tiempos han reconocido los Estados civiles de la ereccion de Casas de Misericordia", "Absoluta necesidad, que tiene España, del establecimiento de Casas de Misericordia por los intereses de la Religion, y de la Politica", "Necesidad de Hospicios para impedir la voluntaria mendiguez. Daños que esta ocasiona al Público, los quales no pueden evitarse con la promulgacion de Leyes, ni por otro medio, que el de los Hospicios", "Corto número de Hospicios que hay en España, respecto de los que se necesitan, y providencias del presente Gobierno para su aumento", "Se trata de la necesidad de otras Casas de Misericordia", "Casas de Expósitos", "Casas de Correccion", "Hospitales de Enfermos", etc. A la fin figurent divers textes officiels sur le sujet, avec l'exposé des idées de l'auteur pour l'établissement des maisons de bienfaisance et la construction de leurs édifices. Brunissures aux trois premiers feuillets, dues à l'encollage des plats. Très bon exemplaire par ailleurs. Palau, 185979. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations on the Western Parts of England Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty. To Which are Added, A Few Remarks on the Picturesque Beauties of the Isle of Wight [WITH FORE-EDGE PAINTING]

      London: T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1798. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. Gilpin's book is based upon his travels in the 1770s. Two editions of the book were published in 1798, this being a small quarto with eighteen aquatint plates by Gilpin's nephew, William Sawrey Gilpin done from his uncle's drawings. This copy is further adorned with a fore-edge painting of a church spire in the mid-distance above a small town viewed across a foreground of green, with three horses and riders and a man, woman, and child. Bound in green morocco with decorative rules and six compartments with the gilt title on spine and all edges gilt. The leather covers show some wear at the edges and the spine has faded to a nut-brown. The striking endpapers are marbled with gilt dentelles and bearing the armorial bookplate of the Rt. Hon. Lord Gray. In very good condition. 360 pages. TRA/040813.

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        ARTE DE ESCRIBIR

      - POR REGLAS Y CON MUESTRAS, SEGUN LA DOCTRINA DE LOS MEJORES AUTORES ANTIGUOS Y MODERNOS, EXTRANGEROS Y NACIONALES: ACOMPAÑADO DE UNOS PRINCIPIOS DE ARITMÉTICA, Gramática y Ortografia Castellana, Urbanidad y vários sistemas para la formacion y enseñanza de los principales caracteres que se usan en Europa. COMPUESTO Por Don Torquato Torío de Riva y Herrero, Socio de número de la Real Sociedad económica Matritense; Oficial del Archivo del Excelentísimo Señor Marques de Astorga, Conde de Altamira; Escritor de Privilegios, y Revisor de Letras antiguas por S. M. MADRID MDCCXCVIII. [1798]. EN LA IMPRENTA DE LA VIUDA DE DON JOAQUIN IBARRA. 4º (de 21x15 cm) com xxviii-418-[i] pags. Encadernação da época em pergaminho rígido com atilhos por fechos. Ilustrado com 58 lâminas - numeradas e intercaladas em extra-texto - com dezenas de exemplos de alfabetos para uso caligráfico e para a execução de tipos de imprensa. Anterrosto da obra com frontispício decorativo. 1ª edição. Palau 1992, VII, 42. [EN] Printed by Ibarra (Viuda de Don Joaquin). 1st edition. Binding: contemporary flexible vellum with tie ropes. Illustrated with 58 engraved plates - numbered and interspersed in extra-text - with dozens of examples of calligraphic alphabets to use as typographical fonts. Frontispiece is a very fine decorative engraved copperplate. Contains an 18th Century writing book. Includes also treatises in Spanish coinage, grammar and arithmetic, and social protocol. The author was calligrapher to the King of Spain. Palau 1992, VII, 42; Magge, Spanish Books, 102113; Salva, 7431. Location/localizacao: raros

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        Die gute Sache der Freymaurerey in ihrer Würde dargestellt. Mit einem Anhange der einen Authentischen Auszug aus der Fundamental-Constitution der grossen Mutter-Loge Royal York zur Freundschaft in Berlin und eine vollstaendiges Verzeichniss der Mitglieder derselben enthält. Als Manuskript gedruckt für Brüder

      Züllichau, Frommann 1798.. Mit 2 gefalt. Notenbeilagen. 132 S. Pappband d. Zt. Erste Ausgabe. - Kloß 2942; Wolfstieg 940. - Holzmann-Boh. gibt Ignaz Aurel Fessler (IV, 29; mit falscher Titelfassung) bzw. Rudolph Schlicht (IV, 30) als Verfasser des Werkes an. - Im Anhang ein Auszug der Konstitution der Berliner Loge Royale York zur Freundschaft und das Mitgliederverzeichnis. - Berieben. Mit mehreren Logenstempeln.

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        The WORKS Of LAURENCE STERNE. In Ten Volumes Complete. Containing .. Tristam Shandy ... Sentimental Journey ... Sermons. Letters. With a Life of the Author, Written by Himself

      London:: Printed for J. Johnson, G.G and J. Robinson, T. Becket, R. Baldwin, Hookham & Co. A. Strahan, W. Lowndes, G. Wilkie, Ogilvy & son, J. Walker, J. Stockdale; Lackington, Allen, and Co. T. N. Longman, Cadell and Davies, J. Nunn, R. Lea, Murray & Highley, and J. Anderson,. 1798.. 8vo. 7" x 4-5/8". 1st edition thus (ESTC T14789; NCBEL II, 948). 10 volumes.. Period full tree calf, with gilt decorated spine, black leather title label in 2nd compartment; green leather volume label in 5th compartment. Speckled edges. Marbled paper eps.. Modest binding wear, with the odd rub or scratch. Each volume with. bookplate, "Sameul Welles / Boston / 1808". All-in-all, an. atttractive VG - VG+ set.. Copperplate engraved frontispiece in each volume. Vol I with black leaf. Vol II with marbled leaf. Copperplate heraldic device, Vol V.

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        The Art of Defence on Foot with the Broad Sword and Sabre, Uniting the Scotch and Austrian Methods into One Regular System. To Which are Added Remarks on the Spadroon

      London: For T. Egerton at the Military Library. 1798. First Edition. Hardcover. Later full red morocco with gilt titles on spine and tooled gilt decoration to spine and boards, inside gilt dentelles, edges a little rubbed, teg others untrimmed, marbled endpapers with bookplate on front pastedown, some toning and occassional light foxing throughout, some finger soiling on a few pages, illustrated with ten engraved plates of which five are folding and a folding plan (target) at rear. , It seems likely that Charles Roworth was in fact simply the printer and not the author, or certainly not the sole author of this work. The title of the 1804 edition states that it is "Augmented with the ten lessons of Mr John Taylor," with Roworth credited as the printer. The 1824 edition, like this first edition, mentions no author at all. Taylor was Broadsword Master to the Light Horse Volunteers of London and so very possibly could have written the entire work, whereas Roworth appears in the Liberty Rolls as a printer working in the Bell Yard and was regularly used by the publisher T. Egerton at around this time. And so while we may never know for sure who the author really was, Roworth seems an unlikely canditate to have written one of the best manuals on the use of the broadsword and sabre at the end of the 18th century. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall, 108 pp .

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        Sektion 4 "Feuille No. IV." aus Louis Albert Ghislain Bacler d'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'à l'Entrée des Francais à Rome

      Kupferstich-Karte Mailand 1798. 54.5x68.5 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 Chiemgau, Chiemgauer Alpen, Berchtesgadener Land, Salzburg, Salzkammergut, Kitzbüheler Alpen und Kaisergebirge begrenzt durch Wasserburg, Tittmoning, Schwanenstadt, Kremsmünster, Kirchdorf an der Krems, Irdning, St. Peter am Kammersberg, Bad Gastein, Großglockner, Gerlos / Zillertal, Kufstein und Rosenheim. Mit Berchtesgaden, Königssee, Salzburg und Golling im Zentrum der Karte. Verzeichnet sind Minen (Bodenschätze) und Poststationen. Oben schmale gestochene Bordüre.Louis Albert Ghislain Baron de Bacler d'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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        Natural Religion Insufficient; and Revealed Necessary to Man?s Happiness in his Present State

      Montrose - J. Fairbairn and A. Constable, 1798 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fascinating and highly detailed enquiry into the principles of the modern Deists, with particular focus into the writings of Lord Herbert. Extremely scarce; being one of ten copies located, of which three are within America. Natural Religion Insufficient; and Revealed Necessary to Mans Happiness was first published in 1714. A conservative evangelical, Halyburton was a vigorous opponent of what he deemed to be deistic thought, distinguishing between what he calls mortal deists and immortal deists. The former deny immortality. In his judgment, they are, in effect, mere atheists with whom it is pointless to debate at any length (p. 30). The latter hold that there is a future state but have fundamentally defective ideas about God and salvation. This is because they affirm that natural religion is sufficient. In an extensive reply to them Halyburton argues, with particular reference to what he claims to find in Herbert of Cherbury and, to much lesser extent, in Blount and other so-called deistic writers, that experience of the world (p. 184) shows that the teaching of natural religion is inadequate in relation to the knowledge of God, the proper nature of worship, the true happiness of human being and the way to attain it, the motives for obedience, the origin of sin, and the means for obtaining pardon. (Cited from the catalogue of The Antiquarian Library of Emertitus Professor David A. Pailin). From the private library of theologian and professor of philosophy, David A. Pailin. Condition: In original tree calf binding with calf and gilt spine label. Externally, sound with only some light cracking to the front joint and minor straining to the rear hinge. Internally, generally firmly bound, although lacking the front endpapers, bright, although with the odd spot. College library bookplate, as well as David Pailin's bookplate and ink signature to the front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        View in the Fort of Tritchinopoly

      London: Thomas Daniell, 1798. Colour printed aquatint with hand-finishing by Thomas Daniell and William Daniell, after Thomas Daniell, on wove paper watermarked J. Whatman 1794. 21 1/8 x 27 3/8 inches. A wonderful view of bathers in the shadow of the rock fort Turichirapalli, from the Daniells' Oriental Scenery, "the finest illustrated work on India" (Tooley). The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is "the finest illustrated work on India" (Tooley). Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture and antiquities of that country and then devoted a further thirteen years to publishing their remarkably accurate aquatints. In Britain, the impact was explosive. A cult of Indian architecture, landscaping and interior decoration arose, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as its centerpiece. The Daniells gave the people of Britain their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement here lies in satisfying the European craving for the picturesque while remaining responsible and accurate to their subjects. The work was issued in seven stages: three sets of twenty-four plates titled Oriental Scenery with title dates of 1795, 1797, and 1801; twelve plates titles Antiquities of India with title date 1799; twenty-four plates titled Hindoo Excavations with title date 1803; twenty-four plates titled Views in Hindoostan with title date 1807; and twelve further plates of Antiquities of India published without a title page in 1808. All plates were engraved by the Daniells and all are taken from their drawings save the twenty-four plates of Hindoo Excavations, which are after drawings by James Wales. The rock fort Tiruchirapalli, shown here, commanded an important position on the banks of the upper delta of the Kaveri River in southern India. Cf. Abbey Travel II:420

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        A Voyage Round the World

      London,: J. Johnson,, 1798.. Three volumes, octavo, with 42 engraved plates and maps; a few instances of light foxing but a very good set in contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked; old bookplates, gift inscription to the Andover Institute Free Library dated 1873 at start of each volume and the library's stamp on p. 51 of each volume. First English edition (it now seems) of the official account of the tragic French voyage. The disappearance of the entire La PÈrouse expedition overshadows what was in reality a great Pacific voyage; the French navigator arrived at Botany Bay in January 1788, just hours after Governor Phillip had arrived with the First Fleet.La PÈrouse's habit of forwarding records whenever opportunity offered ensured their survival. The first portion was forwarded by sea from Macao; the second (Macao to Kamchatka) went overland with De Lesseps, and the final despatches by courtesy of Governor Phillip from Botany Bay. After they left Botany Bay, the expedition disappeared - and no trace of them was found for forty years.Various versions and abridgments of the official account of La PÈrouse's expedition came out in London in 1798 as English publishers scrambled to be the first into print. Forbes has demonstrated that the traditional idea that Stockdale's edition in two volumes was the earliest English version is probably wrong and that this Johnson edition was most likely the first of several to appear (see note to Hawaiian National Bibliography, 287).Ferguson, 270; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 287; Hill, 974; McLaren, 'LapÈrouse in the Pacific', 4.

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        Remarks on Cavalry; by the Prussian Major General of Hussars, Warnery. Translated from the Original

      London: Printed for the Translator,, 1798 . Quarto (265 × 208 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked with the original flat spine, with black morocco label and gilt roundels in the compartments, laid down, marbled edges and endpapers. Etched frontispiece of a British Light dragoon officer, and 24 similar plates of different mounted troops, together with 5 plates of manoeuvres and 4 full-page diagrams, attractive trophy vignette to the title page, text printed on attractive blue paper-stock. Somewhat rubbed at the extremities, some restoration to flaking from the boards, but remains a very good copy with only light occasional offsetting. First edition. Warnery was born in Switzerland, a participant more than a dozen campaigns, between 1733-45 he served in Sardinia, Austria, and Russia. In 1745 he moved to Silesia and until 1758 served with distinction as an officer in the Prussian Hussars. From 1766 he was in the service of Poland as the adjutant of Stanislaw August Poniatowski, and military advisor to Prince Adam Kazimierz Czartoryski; becoming a Major General in circa 1770. He was a prolific writer on military matters, offering commentaries on the campaigns of classical antiquity; polemical responses to the works of Folard, Guibert, Turpin, and Lloyd; an account of the Seven Years' War, and analyses of the Russian and Turkish armies, but the present work is probably his best known. This English translation was carried out by George Frederick Koehler, a highly-talented artillery officer who served at the siege of Gibraltar; commanded the army of the Belgian Republic in 1790; and headed a military mission to the Turks during the Egyptian Campaign. The lively etched plates are based on Koehler's own "hasty sketches." Armorial bookplate of Sir Samuel Hannay, 4th Baronet Hannay of Mochrum, who served in the court of the Emperor of Austria, to the front pastedown.

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        The View of Hindoostan

      London: Henry Hughes, 1798 2 Vols bound as 1, VG, 1st ed, 1 Map, 19 plates (as called for), 2 vignettes. In contemporary half calf with marbled boards, some gilt tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spines, carefully relaid retaining the old, decorative gilt tooling and titles. Internally, marbled endpapers, text block edges reddened, hinges strengthened, Western Hindoostan, frontis present, [2], [1], (ii-v), [11], [1], 2-263 pp, [1], [9] index, [1], 1 map (folding), 8 plates, 1 vignette. Eastern Hindoostan, frontis present, [10], [1], 2-374 pp, [13] index, 13 plates, 1 vignette. Occasional light foxing and offsetting, map lightly spotted, small repaired margin tear. These two volumes were his last publications on the subject of natural history. A very nice clean and tight copy. (ESTC T145966 vol 1&2. Lowndes 1824. Allibone 1554. Cox I, 307) "He projected about 1793 a work in fourteen volumes, to be called ’Outlines of the globe’; he published two volumes dealing with India and Ceylon, and vols. III and IV (China and Japan) were issued posthumously." (DNB).

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        Les Petits Émigrés, ou Correspondance de quelques enfans. Ouvrage fait pour servir ? l?éducation de la jeunesse.

      Onfroy and Fr. de Lagarde in Berlin,, Paris 1798 - First edition. Aimed directly at younger children, the novel opens with epigrams from Irish-born actor-playwright Arthur Murphy (?There are three things highly pernicious to the endearments of beauty . gaming, scandal and politics?.) and Voltaire (?C?est ?tre un monstre, que de ne pas aimer ceux qui ont cultivé notre ame?). 2 vols, 8vo (149 × 90 mm), pp. [i-ii], [2, the second numbered in error ?iv?], [iii]-viii, 404; [2], 430, complete, despite misnumbering and misbinding of 1 leaf ?Epitre dédicatoire ? mes petits-enfans? after first title. Rather spotted. Early nineteenth-century quarter calf, gilt. Spines faded, but a good copy. [Cioranescu, 30621; Martin, Mylne & Frautschi, Bibliographie du genre romanesque français, 1751-1800, 98.44.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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]

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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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