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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'' 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 'Blandford' 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's circa 1780 and Vancouver's work in 1798. The Preface by the Editor is signed with the initial H, but the writer'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'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'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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      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'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'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'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's Pilot, as the engraver of the majority of its charts. In 1794, Norman'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'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’s Idomenée; the opera was performed on only one other occasion during Mozart'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'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'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 'Dictionnaire historique, critique, chronologique, geographique et litteral de la Bible'. . 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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        A Voyage to the South Atlantic, and round the 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, in certain islands and coats in those seas at the the ships of the British merchants might be refitted

      London: printed for the author, by W. Bennett, sold by A. Arrowsmith, Stockdale, Edgerton, Elmsley and White, 1798. 4to. (11 x 8 1/2 inches). Stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece of the dedicatee, Sir Philip Stephens, by J. Collyer after William Beechey, 6 folding engraved maps (each backed onto thin linen, 1 folding plate (backed onto thin linen), 2 folding plates of coastal profiles bound at the back. (Title slightly browned. some light marginal soiling). Bound to style in modern tree calf, the flat spine divided into six compartments by gilt fillets and greek-key rolls, green morocco lettering piece in the second compartment, the others with simple repeat decoration in gilt, gilt edges. Important and rare account of whaling in the Pacific. This account was privately printed for subscription, and is one of the rarest of Pacific voyage narratives. It offers a full description of Colnett's second Pacific voyage in the Rattlerr, during which he opened up 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, on which he made an extended stay in Hawaiian waters during the winter of 1787-1788. Colnett's ship, Rattler, a Royal Navy sloop, was purchased from the Admiralty and altered to serve as a whaler. The voyage lasted from January 1793 until October 1794. In addition to the informative and lively text, this work is remarkable for the quality of the maps and plates. The folding plate within the text shows a diagram of a sperm whale, complete with scale and labelled segments, the two folding plates at the back show coastal profiles of six different locations. The large folding maps show the islands of Felix and Ambrose (on one map), the Pacific Coast of the Americas as far as California (one map), and individual maps of the islands of Revillagigedo, Cocos, the Galapagos, and Quibo. Colnett first visited the Pacific as a midshipman on Cook's second voyage. Later he made several commercial voyages 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 I, 280; Hill (2004) 338; Howes C604, "b."; Sabin 14546; Strathern 120.

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        A Voyage Round the World

      London,: G.G. and J. Robinson, 1798-, 1799.. Two volumes, quarto, with engraved frontispiece portrait, and a folio atlas with engraved title, and 69 maps and plates; generally a very good copy in a decent modern binding of half dark green morocco, gilt, and marbled boards. The best English edition of La PÈrouse, the first to contain a full translation of the French original, and a handsome set with two substantial volumes of text and a folio atlas. Abridged translations had appeared in 1798, but this was the first publication of a complete translation of the French original, and the first English publication of the complete set of images of the expedition. Most of the engraved plates are by Heath, engraver of some of the plates for Cook's third voyage. The translator modestly announces: 'The book now laid before the world is one of the most magnificent in its conception, and recent in its execution'.This edition is rare on the market.The disappearance of the entire La PÈrouse expedition overshadows what was in reality a great Pacific voyage. While primarily a voyage of exploration and discovery, the possibilities of the fur trade and of French expansion into the Pacific and Asia were evidently investigated in depth.The most significant results of the voyage are the charts of the imperfectly known Asiatic side of the Pacific. En route to Kamschatka, La PÈrouse was the first to safely navigate and chart the Japan Sea and the strait between the island of Sakahlin and the northernmost island of Japan, which bears his name. At Kamschatka he received instructions to proceed to Australia to assess the extent of British plans in New South Wales. Travelling via Samoa where he discovered Savaii, Manono and Apolima islands in December 1787, and through the Tongan group, he arrived at Botany Bay in January 1788, just hours after Governor Phillip had arrived with the First Fleet.La 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 Kamschatka) went overland with De Lesseps, and the final despatches from Botany Bay.Davidson, 'A Book Collector's Notes', pp.100-101; Ferguson, 288; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 311; Hill, 975 ('extremely rare'); McLaren, 'LapÈrouse in the Pacific', 10.

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        The Select Works of Antony van Leeuwenhoek... Containing his Microscopical Discoveries in Many of the Works of Nature

      London: Henry Fry. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of the only comprehensive English version of Leeuwenhoek's letters on his landmark investigations with the microscope. Illustrated with 20 folding plates (plus three others including frontispiece). "Leeuwenhoek made remarkable discoveries in the anatomy of man and the higher and lower forms of animal and plant life--he investigated two hundred and fourteen animal types. He gave the first reasonably accurate account of the red blood corpuscles in both vertebrates and invertebrates... and tried to measure the blood velocity... [He] examined the fibres of the muscles and their increased size in contraction, the structure of the lens of the eye, of the skin and the teeth. On the teeth he found certain micro-organisms and he gave the first illustrations of various kinds of bacteria... His researches "provided evidence against the theory of spontaneous generation, the belief that animal forms 'breed from corruption', which was then generally held. Leeuwenhoek proved that living organisms are always the product of pre-existing parents of their own species" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 166 [Latin edition]). NOTE: This English version does not include Leeuwenhoek's studies with spermatozoa and animal reproduction. The rare first issue, with title page dated 1798. Translated by Samuel Hoole. London: Henry Fry, 1798 & 1807. Two volumes bound in one. Quarto, recent full calf. A clean, wide-margined copy. Rare.

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        Essays on the Microscope; containing a Practical Description of the Most Improved Microscopes; a General History of Insects, their transformations, peculiar habits, and oeconomy

      London: Printed by Dillon and Keating, for the Editor ..., 1798. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily REDUCED until Sunday, July 14. Order now for best savings! an account of the various species, and singular properties, of the Hydrae and Vorticellae: a description of three hundred and eighty-three Animalcula: with a concise catalogue of interesting objects .. by the late George Adams Mathematical Instrument Maker to His Majesty. The Second Edition, with considerable additions and improvements, by Frederick Kanmacher.; large quarto (leaves 27 cm. tall), vii, [7], 724 pp., frontispiece, 32 folding plates at end; lacks half title and a later issue of the frontispiece "Truth discovering Time" dated 1801 in the plate; early marbled paper covered boards with leather spine and tips now rubbed and darkened, hinges weak and front free endpaper creased, general age toning with age staining to all the pictorial mater but never severe, overall good+. Photos available upon request.

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        A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and round the world

      London,: G.G. and J. Robinson,, 1798.. Three volumes, quarto, with 17 engraved plates and one chart; separate folio atlas containing 10 large folding maps and six views; slight occasional spotting and browning affecting some plates in the text volumes as usual, some spotting to some views and charts in the atlas; half-titles (often missing) to volumes 2 and 3; the text volumes in contemporary polished calf with gilt borders, rebacked with original double crimson spine labels, atlas in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, rebacked. An excellent set of the first edition, complete with its large and important atlas, of 'one of the most important voyages ever made' (Hill).Vancouver's was the most important British voyage to the American west coast after Captain Cook, and a basic early work for California and the Northwest Coast, as well as being one of the primary early Hawaii books. The voyage was of considerable significance for its discoveries and charting of the southwest coast of Australia and the west coast of North AmericaVancouver's account of south-west Australia is the first expression of serious British interest in the region, and the long chapter in this official account of his 1791 exploration of King George Sound has much the same importance for Western Australia as Cook's narrative of New South Wales has for the East. Particularly important is the large "Chart Shewing part of the S.W. Coast of New Holland", not least for the inset of King George Sound which was ultimately the site of the earliest British settlement in the West.Vancouver, who had served on Cook's second and third voyages, was placed in command of an expedition to the Northwest Coast to determine England's rights under the Nootka Sound convention of 1790. He sailed to the Pacific by way of Australia where, in 1791, he made landfall on the unknown southwest coast and discovered and named King George III Sound. This was the first English visit to the west coast since Dampier, whose poor reports had led to the neglect of that part of the continent. Indeed, the west was explicitly excluded from Governor Phillip's otherwise extensive realm, with the western boundary of his authority stopping at the famous "Pope's line", the line that still constitutes the inland border of Western Australia.After leaving the southwest coast, Vancouver unsuccessfully attempted to enter the Great Australian Bight, discovering and charting Point Hood on its western extremity. He then sailed past Van Diemen's Land into the Pacific, visiting New Zealand, Hawaii, and the Northwest Coast of America. During the course of three seasons, he surveyed Alaska, the Northwest Coast, investigated the Strait of Juan de Fuca, discovered the Strait of Georgia, and circumnavigated Vancouver Island. He visited San Francisco, Monterey and other Spanish settlements in Alta California, and made three visits to the Hawaiian Islands where he introduced cattle from Monterey. The expedition's store-ship Daedalus sailed twice to Port Jackson, to deliver cattle and stores for the colony and despatches for Phillip - including Vancouver's charts of the southwest coast of Australia and others for transmission back to London. Daedalus also collected stores at Port Jackson for the return to Vancouver's expedition. Vancouver also mentions that she carried breadfruit for planting at Norfolk Island.Ferguson, 281; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 298; 'Hawaii One Hundred', 14; Hill, 1753; Judd, 178; Lada-Mocarski, 55; O'Reilly-Reitman, 635; Wantrup, 63a.

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        The History of the Reign of Shah-Aulum, the Present Emperor of Hindostaun. Containing the Transactions of the Court of Delhi, and the Neighbouring States, during a Period of Thirty-six years: interspersed with Geographical and Topographical Observations on Several of the Principal Cities of Hindostan

      London, Printed for the Author, by Cooper and Graham,, 1798. Book. 4to. pp.xx + [4] + 254 + folding map engraved by J. Walker, derived from surveys by (and dedicated to) James Rennell, sometimes described as the ‘father of Indian cartography’. There are also 4 engraved portrait plates: Shah Aulum, Mirza Nujuff Khan Zulficar al Dowlah, Mujud al Dowlah, and Madhajee Sindiah, after miniatures from the collections of William Ousely, Jonathan Scott, and Thomas Daniell. The preliminaries include a 12 page list of subscribers and a dedication to the directors of the East India Company. Marginal water-staining visible on the plates. Contemporary tree-calf, appropriately rebacked, corners renewed. Engraved bookplate of W. Burnett, c. 1800, incorporating the crest of the Burnett family of Leys, Scotland. William Francklin (1763-1839), eldest son of the classical scholar Thomas Francklin, joined the Bengal Native Infantry as a cadet in 1783 and enjoyed a distinguished military career. However, he carved out an equally notable career as a scholar of oriental languages and literature. A long-standing member of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, in retirement he became a member of the Council and Librarian of the Royal Asiatic Society, London. For this particular work, as he reveals in the preface, he drew on Persian manuscript sources such as “the Shah Aulum Nameh ... by Gholaum Ali”. The Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II (reigned 1759-1806) was the last emperor to wield real power, although the actual power at his disposal fluctated widely over a long and contentous reign in which he sought to restore the lost glories of the Mughal Empire. In 1788, a decade before Francklin was writing, Shah Alam was blinded by his wazir, and although he held onto his throne and exacted vengeance his position was greatly weakened. After the battle of Delhi in 1803 the East India Company styled itself ‘protector’ of the elderly ruler, quashing the threat of direct French interference and utilising the widespread (if largely nominal) authority which still adhered to the title. ESTC T145523

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        An Epitome of the Natural History of the Insects of China: Comprising figures and descriptions of upwards of one hundred new, singular, and beautiful species; together with some that are of importance in medicine, domestic economy

      London: Printed for the Author, by T. Bensley, 1798, First edition.. Some edge wear to the morocco binding with a little darkening around the outer edges, occasional light age-toning to some text leaves, the hand-colored plates are bright and clean; a very good copy.. Pp. (iv), 50 fine hand-colored copper-engraved plates each with one or more descriptive leaves of text, (2, index). Contemporary patterned red morocco, gilt-ruled around the edges, blue marbled endpapers, 4to. As in most of Donovan's works, the colors are brilliantly applied and are often heightened with silver, gold and/or gum Arabic - the colors are laid done so thickly that often one cannot see the copper-engraving underneath. It is interesting to note that Donovan never traveled to China but obtained the insect specimens and information about each form from Sir George Staunton who traveled extensively in China building natural history collections.

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      Boston: Printed by Spotswood and Etheridge, 1798.. [36]pp. plus thirty-seven plates (two folding). Small quarto. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked with original gilt backstrip laid down and a modern leather label. Leaves professionally washed. 50% of plate 33 supplied in expert facsimile. Minor paper repair in margin of plate 32, image unaffected. Else very good. Second edition, after the exceedingly rare and virtually unprocurable Greenfield first edition printed the previous year, of the first original American book of architecture. Earlier architectural works printed in the United States were simply compilations or reprintings of British material (e.g. John Norman's TOWN AND COUNTRY BUILDER'S ASSISTANT of 1786). A classic and important American architectural treatise, by the man who was most responsible for disseminating late colonial details throughout New England, beautifully illustrated with engravings of colonial buildings, elevations of churches and homes, ornaments, cornices, etc., reflecting the influences of the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders. "[T]here is scarcely a village which in moulding profiles, cornice details, church spire, or farm-house does not reflect his influence" - DAB. Benjamin was a prolific architectural writer, and later published THE AMERICAN BUILDER'S COMPANION (1806), THE RUDIMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE (1814), and the very popular PRACTICAL HOUSE CARPENTER (1830). "The career of our first American architectural writer, Asher Benjamin (1773-1845), covered several decades of the early nineteenth century. Both the books he wrote and the buildings he designed had an influence on building in New England that is still visible. He probably will be best remembered for his popularization of the federal style through his early books (and the Greek revival in his later ones)" - Thompson. The first obtainable edition of the earliest architectural book written by an American and printed in the United States. DAB II, pp.179- 80. RINK 2484. EVANS 33399. HITCHCOCK 112. Neville Thompson, "Tools of Persuasion: The American Architectural Book of the Nineteenth Century" in THE AMERICAN ILLUSTRATED BOOK IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (1987), p.142.

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        Norrköpings minne.

      Norrköping, A. F. Raam, 1798. 8:o. (14),336,(1,1 blank),337-700,(4),701-16,(14) s. & 5 utvikbara grav. plr & 2 utvikbara grav. kartor. Hfrbd från 1900-talets första hälft med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg och titeletikett (Hedberg). Övre rött snitt, övriga snitt endast putsade. Ryggen ngt blekt och med några småfläckar. Enstaka lätt lagerfläckiga blad. Småfläckig på s. 49 och ett litet hål s. 339. Lagning i yttermarginalen på s. 389, i nedre marginalen på s. 442 och i texten på s. 658. Understrykning i blått bläck på s. 680. Med J. A. Almquists stpl på titelbladet och dennes exlibris.. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 6276. Ranius Böcker om Östergötland 513. Rahmström Bidrag till en bibliografi om vallonerna 507. Med de ibland saknade subskribentförteckningarna. Den inledande vyn över Norrköping är graverad av J. P. Cumelin och är en försiktig bearbetning av planschbladet ur Dahlbergs "Suecia antiqua". Bland övriga planscher märks en vy över staden från norr och avbildningar av stadskyrkan och spinnhuset. Hans Olof Sundelius (1764-1821) var vice pastor i Adelöf i Linköpings stift. I förordet skriver han att han uppmuntrats i sitt arbete av J. H. Lidén, denna "Norrköpings Mecænas"

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        Lettres sur l'Egypte o l'on offre le parallle des moeurs anciennes et modernes de ses habitans; o l'on dcrit...

      Paris: Chez Bleuet jeune, An Vii, 1798. Three volumes: [4], xvi, 400, [4] p., 3 folding maps, folding plan; [4], 291 p.; [4], 330, [2] p., index; 20 cm. Title continues: "l'tat, le commerce, l'agriculture, le gouvernement et la religion du pays, la descente de S. Louis Damiette, tire de Joinville et des Auteurs Arabes et l'histoire intressante d'Ali Bey et de ses successeurs / par M. Savary." "Nouvelle edition, orne de cartes gographiques, et augmente d'une table alphabtique des matires." First published 1785 (cf. Cioranescu 59673). This much-expanded edition was probably issued in response to the interest aroused by Napoleon's taking a French army, and savants as well, to Egypt in May 1798. Stock#NS0322. Bound in contemporary full leather, rebacked.

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        Praktische und gründliche Anweisung auf eine leichte und wohlfeile Art gute Elektrisiermaschinen zu bauen, mit einem dazu neuerfundenen Reibezeug von gespanntem Taffet +++ mit zwey Kupfern +++,

      Leipzig, Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, 1798 - Erste Ausgabe 1798, die ersten 4 Seiten professionell mit Japan restauriert, wasserfleckig, in hochwertigem Leder mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel neu gebunden. Mit 2 Kupferstichen von Elektrisiermaschinen.Poggendorff, I,1124., Ronalds, F. Electricity, p. 246. Photos werden auf Anfrage gerne verschickt. k6d Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1798.. Second edition, "corrected". 8vo. (iii-iv), 206 pp., bound without the half title and, as often, the portrait of Mary Wollstonecraft. 19th century dark green half morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt, maroon gilt lettered label, endpapers and all edges marbled. Some light rubbing, else very good. William Godwin commenced work on the biography of his wife, Mary Wollstonecraft, within months of her death in September, 1797. The first edition appeared in 1798, considered by many at the time to be too candid and damaging to his wife's reputation, he revised the text and this second edition was published within the same year. A Dublin edition was also published around this time, with a Philadelphia edition the following year. The work was not published again until the 20th century and none of these early editions are common.

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      - preceded and followed by notes on Flinders, Bass, the wreck of the Sidney Cove, &c., by Geoffrey Rawson. With engravings by John Buckland Wright. Pp. 100+[2](map, colophon), 9 wood engravings printed in dark green, full page map, chronological table; narrow roy. 4to; green canvas, lettered and decorated in gilt; t.e.g., others uncut; Golden Cockerel Press, London, 1946. Edition limited to 750 numbered copies, on grey mould-made paper. Cockalorum l70. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      W. Barnard, London 1798 - London: Published May 25th, 1798, by W. Barnard, No. 18, London Street. Size: 25¿ x 16¿ (to the plate-mark); 29.5¿ x 21¿ (to the margins). W. Barnard, engraver. Printed on cream-coloured laid paper. Slightest, barely noticeable scuffing in the upper dark sky. Recent professional cleaning (without bleach) after removal from old frame. Excellent depth of tone and image projection. Wide margins. Near fine, presentable condition. Depicts Horatio Nelson shortly after the retaking of Naples, with the Turkish chelegk in his hat. He is standing on land surrounded by plants, with one hand holding hat and sword and the other sleeve, empty of his arm, pinned to his chest. L.F. Abbott is famous for another oil painting of Nelson. Confidat Emptor. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Udsigt over Peter Friderich Suhms levnet og skrifter.

      Tilligemed valg af hans lærde brevvexling. Köpenhamn, B. Brünnich, 1798. 8:o. Grav. porträtt,(2),524 s. & 1 grav. plansch. Ngt nött och fläckigt samtida alrotsmarmorerat skinnbd med rikt guldornerad rygg och ljusbrun titeletikett i glättad papp samt guldpräglade pärmlinjer. Ryggen lite naggad överst och ett mindre hål i främre ytterfalsen. Äldre bläcknoteringar på försättsbladet. Bra inlaga med ställvisa svaga fuktfläckar i framförallt övre marginalen. Enstaka obetydliga småfläckar. Med Paul Sørensens exlibris.. Bibliotheca danica III:1501. Särupplaga ur Suhms "Samlede skrifter". Porträttet graverat av G. I. Lahde. Planschen avbildar en medalj slagen till Suhms minne 1797. Peter Frederik Suhm (1728-98) var dansk historiker och boksamlare. Sin stora boksamling skänkte han 1796 till det Kongelige bibliotek. Bland breven avtrycks sådana av bl.a. Stefano Borgia, Silvestre de Sacy, J. G. Herder, Johan Ihre, Sven Lagerbring, Carl von Linné, H. G. Porthan och Pehr Wargentin samt snart sagt alla samtida kulturpersonligheter i Danmark inklusive Norge och på Island

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        FORMOLARIO PRATICO-LEGALE PER USO DEI NOTAJ. Si tratta in esso di varie cose appartenenti ai Notaj; dei Giuduci a contratti; dei testimonj; dei protocolli; degli strumenti in generale colle loro solennità; ed in particolare di varie specie di compere, e vendite; e di altri diversi atti tra vivi, e di ultime volontà... di Antonio Spezzacatena Regio Notajo Napoletano, Terza Edizione. Napoli, 1798, Nella Stamperia di Aniello De Dominicis qu. Giuseppe.

      2 Voll. Ril. cartonata recente con dorso in mz. pelle, cm 21x15, Tomo I: pp VIII, 328, bei capilettera e fregi. Per il taglio effettuato successivamente il vol. risulta poco marginoso, in particolare, sono parzialmente leggibili i numeri dell?indice alla pag. 327; Tomo II: pp 360. Leggere bruniture e tracce d?uso, nel complesso buon esemplare.

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        Isole di Majorca, d'Ivica e di Formentera.

      Incisione in rame di G. Zuliani, dipinta d'epoca. 415x320. Da "Atlante novissimo". Discreto esemplare con buoni margini, macchie ed aloni, una piega all'angolo sup. destro.

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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's forces.

      Not published, 1798.. Nisbett sailed from Plymouth on the 2nd June 1794: "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 ...."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's Bengal Army], etc. For a full description, and some transcripts from the journal, please enquire.

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        L'Isola O-Taiti Scoperta dal Cap. Cook con le Marchesi di Mendoza

      Carta tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l?ormai obsoleto "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure questo "Nuovo Atlante Geografico". Incisione in rame, finemente colorata nei contorni, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Published in the scarce atlas, the 'Nuovo atlante geografico universale', this is one of the most decorative maps depicting the island. Cook's mission on his First Voyage to the South Seas was to observe the passage of Venus across the Sun in 1769, at the request of the Royal Society. During the three months he stayed on the island he sailed round it in a small boat, a trip which resulted in this map. To the north can be seen 'Point Venus'. An inset show the Marquesas Islands. Roma Rome 510 370

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        Viaggi alle Due Sicilie e in alcune parti dell'Appennino - Opuscoli sopra Diversi Animali, che servono di Appendice ai Viaggi alle Due Sicilie.

      in Pavia, Nella Stamperia di Baldassarre Comini, 1792 - 1798. 1798 6 volumi in-8° (206x129mm), pp. LV, 292; 351; 364; 256; 371; (4), 288; legatura coeva m. pelle marrone e angoli con decori ondulati in oro e titolo in oro su tasselli ai dorsi. Complessive 11 tavole finemente incise su rame ripiegate in fine dei vari volumi. Sparsi aloni e bruniture di non grave entità, restauri alle cerniere di alcuni volumi. Buon esemplare. Prima edizione, rara a trovarsi completa, di questo importantissimo resoconto di viaggio compiuto nel 1778 nelle Due Sicilie e in alcuni tratti dell'Appennino, contenente innumerevoli notazioni di zoologia, vulcanologia, mineralogia, geologia, etc. Il viaggio è preceduto da una visita al Vesuvio, Posillipo, Capo Miseno, Procida, Ischia, ecc., ed è seguito da interessanti considerazioni sul lago di Orbetello e l'isola d'Elba e dal resoconto di un'importante escursione su alcuni luoghi dell'Appennino Modenese e Reggiano. Il sesto volume è costituito dagli "Opuscoli sopra Diversi Animali, che servono di Appendice ai Viaggi alle Due Sicilie": esso comprende 5 opuscoli su altrettanti tipi di rondine, un "Opuscolo sopra l'Uccello notturno da' diversi Naturalisti chiamato Strix Scoops, e in alcune Provincie d'Italia Chivino" e gli "Opuscoli due sopra le Anguille, dove singolarmente si ragiona di quelle che si pescano nelle Valli di Comacchio". Prandi, Bibliografia di L. Spallanzani, pp. 52-53. Mira, II, p. 376. Fossati-Bellani, 428. Zittel, 98-99. Brunet, V, 472. Graesse, V, 457. Furchheim, 187. Agassiz, IV, 358. Prandi, 32-53. Moncada Lo Giudice, 2080. Poggendorff, II, 968. Gortani, Bibliografia geologica, 257. De' Brignoli, n. 39.

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        Histoire Naturelle des Minéraux.

      Dordrecht, A. Blussé & Fils, 1798. 4to (282 x 225 mm). 5 volumes (bound in 2). pp. (4), 253; (4), 262; (4), 277; (4), 204; (4), (324), Contemporary calf, spines with 2 gilt lettered labels. The complete section on minerals of Buffon's famous 'Histoire Naturelle'. The first work 'to present the previously isolated and apparently disconnected facts of natural history in a generally intelligible form' (Encyclop. Brit.). The present copy is from the Buffon edition published in Dordrecht, the so-called 'l'Allemand' edition. It is the only 4to edition to rival the original French Imprimerie Royale edition (1749-1804) in 44 volumes. It does not contain the later published volumes by Lacépède on fishes and whales, as these were published after the date of above edition, it however contains numerous additions by l'Allemand which were included in the later French Buffon editions. "Buffon's work is of exceptional importance because of its diversity, richness, originality, and influence. Buffon was among the first to create an autonomous science, free of any theological influence. He emphasized the importance of natural history and the great length of geological time" (DSB). Landwehr, Studies in Dutch Books with coloured plates, 45; Piveteau 150; Sinkankas 1036.

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        La Scienza della Legislazione.

      in Genova, Presso Jvone Gravier, 1798. 1798 8 voll. in 4 tomi in-8° piccolo (170x115mm), pp. 304; 279; 306; 311; 316; 331; 332; 364; legatura coeva m. pelle con titolo e decori in oro ai dorsi. Piatti in marmorizzatura caillouté azzurra, tagli spruzzati azzurri. Ritratto dell'autore inciso su rame dal Feliciani entro ovale all'antiporta del primo vol. Aloni di poco conto ad alcuni vol. e qualche normale brunitura. Ottimo stato. Rara edizione rivoluzionaria genovese del capolavoro filangeriano, nonché uno dei capisaldi del pensiero giuridico, economico e politico dell'Illuminismo italiano ed europeo. L'opera, pubblicata in origine a partire dal 1780 in sette volumi (Napoli, Raimondiana), ebbe larga eco europea, conoscendo traduzioni in inglese, francese, tedesco e spagnolo. Fondata sull'istanza di una rigorosa codificazione delle leggi e di una riforma progressiva dalla procedura penale, l'opera di Filangieri, influenzata da Vico e da Giannone come da Montesquieu, fornì anche una nuova formulazione del concetto di delitto: "Non tutte le azioni contrarie alle leggi sono delitti, non tutti coloro che le commettono sono delinquenti. L'azione disgiunta dalla volontà non è imputabile; la volontà disgiunta dall'azione non è punibile. Il delitto consiste dunque nella violazione della legge accompagnata dalla volontà di violarla". Il trattato, che costituì anche uno dei modelli ispiratori di Benjamin Franklin e di alcuni degli altri padri della Costituzione americana, venne posto all'Indice nel 1784 per le sue idee riformatrici ed i suoi duri attacchi ai privilegi ecclesiastici. "F. was one of the most important writers on economics in th latter years of the last century.. He followed no leader, standing between the physiocratic and mercantilist theory... his works are thus the prelude to a historical system of social legislation" (Palgrave). Einaudi, I, p. 307, n. 1889. Cfr. Pecchio, pp. 219 e sgg. Ricca Salerno, pp. 320 e sgg. Gobbi, La concorrenza estera, p. 203 e sgg. Palgrave, II, p. 59.

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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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        Der Schweizerische Republikaner . 2 Quartal. Nr.: 53, 30.Junius 1798 - Nr. 104, 20. August 1798.

      8°, 209- 416 S., Broschur der Zeit m. handschriftlichem Titelschild, Fehlstelle am Deckelrücken, etwas stockfleckig - trotzdem gutes Exemplar. Der Republikaner war eine Schweizer Tageszeitung, die mehrmals wöchentlich erschien. Der Republikaner war das wichtigste und zuverlässigste Informationsorgan in der Zeit der Helvetik, insbesondere wegen der gewissenhaften Berichterstattung über die politischen Vorgänge. Die Zeitung wurde 1798 von Paul Usteri (1768-1831), Mediziner u. Politiker, und Hans Conrad Escher von der Linth (1767-1831), Geologe, Wasserbauingenieur u. Politiker, gegründet und ist erstmals unter dem Titel «Der schweizerische Republikaner» am 20. Februar 1798 erschienen. Wohl vertraten die Herausgeber eine positive Einstellung zum neuen Einheitsstaat der Helvetischen Republik, doch kritisierten sie auch die Regierung, was dazu führte, dass die Zeitung unterdrückt wurde und mehrmals ihren Namen wechseln musste. Auch wechselten die Verlage häufig, zu ihnen gehörte Orell, Füssli & Co. in Zürich. Die Zeitung erreichte um 1800 eine Auflage von etwa 200 Stück. Die erste Zeitung erschien wöchentlich, danach mehrmals wöchentlich. Escher verliess den Republikaner bereits Anfangs 1801. Nach Ende der Helvetischen Republik stellte der Republikaner im August 1803 sein Erscheinen ein.

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        Das Helvetisches Volksblatt Nr. 1(8. September 1798)-19(28. Februar 1799) - alles was erschienen.

      8°, 234 S., Broschur der Zeit m. handschriftlichem Titelschild, Stockfleckig u. einzelne S. etwas angeschmutzt - trotzdem gutes Exemplar. Sehr selten. - Als halbamtl. Organ der helvet. Regierung erschien das H. in insgesamt 19 undatierten Nummern - erstmals am 8.9.1798 - während rund fünf Monaten. Das Blatt mit einer Auflage von maximal 5'200 Exemplaren wurde in der National-Buchdruckerei Gruner & Gessner in Luzern gedruckt. Das vom helvet. Kulturminister Philipp Albert Stapfer initiierte Zeitungsprojekt bezweckte die Popularisierung der unitar. Politik im Sinne von "Volksaufklärung" und "Nationalerziehung". Pfarrer und Lehrer wurden aufgefordert, die Zeitung öffentlich vorzulesen. In den ersten sechs Wochen amtierte Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi als Redaktor. Infolge der unkrit. Propaganda und des belehrenden Tons erreichte das Volksblatt bei der breiten Bevölkerung kaum die gewünschte Akzeptanz. Am 28.2.1799 wurde sein Einstellen mit der Begründung beschlossen, dass hier einige Gelehrte in einem zu hohen Ton mit dem Volk sprächen. (Christoph Guggenbühl).

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