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

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1798 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Vol. 1 and Part 2 of Vol. 2 only, bound in 2 Volumes, (2), LVI, 301, 156, 202 pp.; (2), 396 pp. Contemporary half leather, spines gilt, with labels, rubbed, bumped and somwhat soiled. Spine of vol. 2 torn.. Old stamp on title recto cancelled; glue remnants of ex libris on inner cover. Poggendorff I, Sp. 212 (Bliss) u. 272 (Bradley). - Vol. I of Bradley's astronomical observations..., published by Th. Hornsby, which contains the observations for the years 1750 to 1755. W/o the 2nd volume by Robertson with the observations for the years 1756 to 1762, but with its part 2, which contains the further observations by N. Bliss made between 1762 and 1764. - Bradley succeeded Halley as Astronomer Royal in 1742. On taking up the post he tested and repaired the Greenwich instruments and embarked on an intensive series of star observations. He found that the instruments had become inaccurate and managed to obtain a grant of £1000 from the admiralty to re-equip the observatory. 'As a result, the massive program of observations (at least 60,000) made at Greenwich from 1750 to 1762 attained a very high standard of accuracy, sufficient to make them useful to modern astronomers. The value of his star observations increases with time, for they provide a firm starting point for long-term investigations of stellar motions.' (A. F. O'D. Alexander, DSB 2:388-389a). The preface by Thomas Hornsby gives an account of the new instruments and Bradley's observations, whose publication had been delayed by legal wrangles over the ownership of the Astronomer Royal's observations - almost a re-run of the Flamsteed controversy. Various tables by several authors including Bradley and observations by his successor, Nathaniel Bliss. 1798 + 1805.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Practical Education

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

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

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

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

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

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        Illustrations of Sterne: With Other Essays and Verses

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

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

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

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

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

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        A New and General Biographical Dictionary

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

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        Piano elevato dell’inclita Città di Venezia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Samling af skrifter i åtskilliga ämnen.

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

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

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

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

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        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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      - 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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      - 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= >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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      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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      [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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