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        PAYKULL, GUSTAF (von).

      Fauna svecica. Insecta. I-III. Uppsala, J. F. Edman, (1798-1800). 8:o. (10),358,(2) + (2),234 + (2),459 s. Två ngt nötta samtida hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerade ryggar, bruna titeletiketter, gröna smala nummerskyltar och ngt solkiga gulgröna snitt. Ryggarna skadade överst och lite naggade nederst. Pärmhörnen lite stukade. Försättsbladen med bortklippta namnteckningar överst. Bra inlagor med endast enstaka obetydliga fläckar. Nedre marginalerna på s. 133-39 i del III ojämnt skurna. Gåvoanteckning från Carl Samuel von Paykull på frampärmarnas insidor.. Gustaf von Paykull (1757-1826) var förutom en betydande entomolog även poet och samlare. Arbetet med hans "Fauna svecica" avstannade efter dessa tre delar ägnade de svenska skalbaggarna. Gunnar Brusewitz skriver i "Svenskt biografiskt lexikon" att Paykulls "magnum opus var den brett upplagda Fauna Suecica, som från början avsåg att ersätta Linnés föråldrade verk med samma titel. Den kom dock endast att omfatta skalbaggarna. Det grundliga arbetet stärkte emellertid P:s internationella rykte, och han placerades i jämnbredd med de sv entomologerna C De Geer, L Gyllenhaal och C J Schönherr, även dessa ekonomiskt oberoende amatörforskare." Carl Samuel von Paykull (1808-68) var son till Gustaf von Paykull och kammarherre

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        The View of Hindoostan.

      Henry Hughes 1798. 2 Vols, VG+, 1st Ed, Map, 21 plates. Two contemporary speckled calf, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn, tips repaired. Spines, relaid retaining the old, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to red and green morocco labels. Internally, bookplate of Heytesbury House to fpds (Lord Heytesbury), hinges strengthened, text block edges speckled. Vol 1, Western Hindoostan, frontis present, [2], [1], (ii-v), [11], [1], 2-263 pp, [1], [9] index, map, 8 plates, 1 head piece. Vol 2, Eastern Hindoostan, frontis present, [10], [1], 2-374 pp, [13] index, 13 plates, 1 head piece. Occasional light foxing and offsetting, map spotted, occasional chips. These two volumes were his last publications on the subject of natural history. A very nice set. (ESTC T145966 vol 1&2. Lowndes 1824. Allibone 1554) "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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        Essai sur l?histoire de l?Espèce Humaine

      chez Du Pont A Paris, chez Du Pont, 1798. In 8vo; pp.V,422. Mezza pelle coeva, tassello al dorso con titolo e fregi in oro. Esemplare intonso, lievi fioriture. Edition originale de cet ouvrage sociologique sorti des presses du célèbre Dupont de Nemours.

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        Henry; suivi d'une lettre de Richer-Sérisy, sur la Russie.

      I-II. Paris, C. Pougens, 1798. 8:o. VIII,320 + (4),351 s. Två häftade volymer i samtida lätt nötta klistermarmorerade omslag, tillverkade av tryckmakulatur. Tryckta ryggtiteletiketter. Oskurna. Omslagen med anteckningar i bläck på framsidan och ryggen. Första delen med liten fläck på s. 43. Andra delen ngt småfläckig mot slutet i övre marginalen och med hål i marginalen på s 349. Fint ex!. Bring Itineraria svecana 261. Schiötz Utlendingers reiser i Norge 1066d* som efter uppgift hos Halkett och Laing menar att Swinton är en pseudonym för William Thomson. Barbier däremot menar att Thomson var en medresenär. Det engelska originalet utkom 1792. Författaren besökte aldrig Sverige på sin resa men har trots detta en hel del att berätta om landet, inte minst om det pågående kriget mot Ryssland och Danmark. I denna första översättning har utgivaren medtagit ett utdrag av J. Marshalls resa i Danmark och Sverige som upptar s. 220-326 i andra delen

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        Von der Weltseele eine Hypothese der höheren Physik zur Erklärung des allgemeinen Organismus.

      Hamburg, Friedrich Perthes, 1798. 8vo. Cont. marbled cardboardbdg. w. title-label to spine, gilding almost worn off. Some traces of wear to extremities. Internally nice and clean w. only minor and faint waterstaining to margin of some leaves. XIV, 327, (1, -errata) pp.. First edition of Schelling's influential "On the Soul of the World", which was the work that made Schelling famous in the university city of Jena. The work was widely noticed and highly regarded.In his early works (1795-1800), Schelling sets out to give a new account of nature. At the basis of his philosophy of nature is the status that Kant had given nature, but Schelling tries to avoid some of the consequences that come with it. He is also largely inspired by Fichte's transcendental philosophy, and in the last five years of the 19th century, Schelling is thus occupied with the relationship of the subject to the object world, -a theme that comes to found the basis for his so famous philosophy of nature. At first Fichte and Schelling stood on good terms, but as their different conceptions of nature became evident, the divergences between them became too great. As Fichte regarded nature as Not-Self, this could not be a valid subject of philosophy, and he refused to understand Schelling's philosophy of nature as complementary to his own transcendental philosophy. Schelling's philosophy of nature presents us with a modern hermeneutic view of nature, allowing nature to be of significance beyond what can be scientifically established about it. Schelling was a tutor of two boys from an aristocratic family. With them he went to Leipzic and had a chance to attend lectures at the university there. He here occupied himself with physical studies, also chemistry and biology. After having taught these two aristocrats for a couple of years, he was called to Jena as an extraordinary professor of philosophy at the mere age of 23. He stayed in Jena for five years (1798-1803), where he found himself at the centre of the German Romanticism. Goethe, for instance, highly regarded his philosophy of nature, which he got acquainted with through his "Von der Weltseele", which presents us with the fruits of his studies of physical sciences.Along with J.G. Fichte and Hegel, Schelling ranks as the most influential thinker of German Idealism. He stands in the centre of this most important and influential of philosophical traditions, and with his philosophy of nature, his anti-Cartesian view of subjectivity and his later critique of Hegelian Idealism, Schelling continues to be of the utmost importance to the development of continental philosophy to this day

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        Inledning til chemien.

      Åbo, Frenckellska boktryckeriet, 1798. 8:o. (4),150,(1) s. + (BERGMAN, TORBERN) Anledning til föreläsningar öfver chemiens beskaffenhet och nytta, samt naturliga kroppars almännaste skiljaktigheter af T. B. Sthlm, C. Stolpe, 1779. 8:o. (2),63,(1) s. Ngt nött men trevligt samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg och ljus titeletikett i glättad papp. Stänkta snitt. Någon obetydlig småfläck. Med G. Mattssons namnteckning daterad 1898 på försättsbladet.. Moström Torbern Bergman A Bibliography of his Works 132 för det andra arbetet. Moström menar felaktigt att det ska ha två planscher. Den finska kemisten Johan Gadolin (1760-1852) studerade i Åbo under P. A. Gadd och senare framförallt under Torbern Bergman i Uppsala. Han samarbetade även med Gahn och Scheele. Gadolins viktiga "Inledning", som publicerades i samband med hans tillträde som kemiprofessor i Åbo, användes flitigt av studenterna vid universiteten i Norden och utgår från Fourcroy och Lavoisier. Den har kallats den första moderna textboken i kemi i Norden. En annan emission av Bergmans arbete trycktes samma år i Scheffers "Chemiske föreläsningar" och översattes även till tyska

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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°.

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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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        Lyrical Ballads

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

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        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.

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        Traité d?alliance entre S.M. le roi des deux Siciles et S.M. le roi de la Grande Bretagne - Trattato di alleanza fra S.M. il re delle due Sicilie e S. M. il re della Gran Brettagna

      In-4° grande; pp. 9, (3), brossura. Mastrilli fu primo ministro e segretario di Stato di Napoli e Sicilie 1798-99, firma il presente Trattato con il plenipotenziario inglese Hamilton. Si stabiliva tra l?altro la presenza della flotta britannica nel Mediterraneo, le chiusura dei porti del Regno delle due Sicilie alle navi francesi sia da guerra che mercantili. Vedi voce Mastrilli in DBI.

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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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        [preses] & LINDBLOM, AXEL JOHANNES [respondent]. Dissertatio historica fata arcis Stegeborg, familiae palatinae quondam in Ostrogothia sedis.

      A.a. Greifswald, H. Eckhardt, (1798). 4:o. (10),37 s. & 2 utvikbara grav. plr. Obetydligt nött svart hklbd från 1900-talets första hälft. Någon enstaka småfläck. Titelbladet ganska bruntonat. Liten rättelse i bläck på s. 1.. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 6281. Med en latinsk hyllningsvers till respondenten från Samuel Älf. Om Stegeborgs befästning och slott i Östergötland

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        Letters and Correspondence, Public and Private, of The Right Honourable Henry St. John, Lord Viscount Bolingbroke; during the time he was Secretary of State to Queen Anne.

      London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson 1798.. with State Papers, Explanatory notes, and a Translation of the Foreign Letters &c. Three Volumes out of four. Vol. I, xiv+510pp. Vol. II, 628pp. Vol. III, 611pp. In contemporary speckled calf, six panelled spines with some gilt ruling, original title labels and new matching volume number labels, some wear to joints,St John Henry 1st Visc. Bolingbroke, 1678-1751 was a freethinker and politician. A key figure in the Tory Party of Anne's Reign, he became Secretary of State in 1710. He opposed the Hanoverian succession and fled to France after 1715 to become the Old Pretender's Secretary of State. He returned home in 1723. These papers were saved by his Undersecretary and passed thereby into the possession of the Earl of Hardwicke. This was their first publication. This was the first and only edition. Unfortunately we do not have Vol. IV.

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        John Adams declares a day of Fasting Humiliation and Prayer on the news of the XYZ affair as reported in the Connecticut Journal

      The 5 April 1798 edition of The Connecticut Journal (New Haven: Printed by Thomas and Samuel Green, opposite the Post-Office) 4pp. 10" x 16.25". Light to moderate dampstains, weak at spines with partial separations, light creases, expected marginal wear, lower corner chip, overall paper still pliable and soft. Very good condition. A superb issue documenting the furor in Federalist circles over the recently -disclosed XYZ Affair which precipitated the undeclared naval conflict with France known today as the "Quasi War." Although Adams had yet to give exact details of what had happened, rumors of war were already flying. The issue includes, on page two, Adams' Proclamation of "Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer." Adams declared, only days after he informed Congress of the failure of diplomatic efforts to cease French seizures of American merchant vessels: "as the United States of America are at present placed in a hazardous and afflictive situation by the unfriendly disposition, conduct, and demands of a foreign power, evinced by repeated refusals to receive our messengers of reconciliation and peace, by depredation on our commerce, and the infliction of injuries on very many of our fellow-citizens while engaged in their lawful business on the seas--under these considerations it has appeared to me that the duty of imploring the mercy and benediction of Heaven on our country demands at this time a special attention from its inhabitants." The issue also includes news from New York concerning the construction of additional defenses for the city. Including a letter from New York Governor John Jay recommending the same: "…it is to be expected [of Congress], as well as hoped, that due attention will be paid to the security of a city and port so obviously and essentially important, not only to this State, but to the U. States." A 27 February report form Savannah notes that the ship Sally from Boston had been boarded by a French frigate of 44 guns, who took from its captain "several letters, and was also robbed by one of the sailors of his money…" On 20 March, Congress considered a bill to authorize the President to purchase or lease one or more foundries …. for the casting of canon, shot, & such other iron castings…". The issue from this decidedly Federalist paper contains a good deal of caustic language toward France, whipped up to a fever pitch now that war appeared imminent. When reporting a story that two Frenchmen had invented a machine that could walk on the bottom of the ocean, the Journal quips with: "Query. Will not these machines be more eligible for conveying Frenchmen to England, than the rafts?" More fine content.

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

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

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        The COUNTRY BUILDER'S ASSISTANT, Fully Explaining, the Best Methods for Striking Regular and Quirked Mouldings

      Boston:: Printed by Spotswood and Etheridge, for the Author, Sold by Him, and by Alexander Thoms, Worcester -. 1798.. 4to. 7-7/8" x 6". 2nd edition (Evans 33399; Hitchcock 112; cf Schimmelman 4, for the 1797 1st edition). 55 ll total. 18 leaves for 35 pp of explanatory text [title leaf verso blank].. Period, and plain, brown full sheep binding.. General binding wear with splay to boards. Front paste-down with. contemporaneous 'T. B. Jansen & Co., Book and Stationary Store',. advert plate [2-3/8" x 3-5/8"]. Old paper repairs to plates XXV &. XXXIII [using period paper, with handwriting practice samples to. each]. Usual foxing & browning to paper. All-in-all, a very. respectable, Good+ copy of a book notorious, when found, for its poor. condition.. Benjamin's year-prior publication of this title has the distinction of being considered the true first 'American' book on Architecture, i.e., that written by a US citizen. . 37 plates, of which #33 is folding [lower portion of fold detached, though present]. Plate #25, the other folding plate, lacking left side beyond the fold. And while the t.p. professes, "... a printed explanation to each", the volume was, in fact, published with no explanatory text for plates 9-10, 17-18, nor 29-33.

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        Werke

      Lpz., Göschen 1798-1821.. Bde. 1-12 (in 10 geb.). Spät. HLdr.-Bde. m. grünen Rückensch. Vors. etw. leimschattig. In sehr gutem Zustand. EA. W.-G. II 42; Goed. IV/1, 177, 54; Handbuch d. Editionen 345 - Erste Gesamtausgabe. Die Bände 11 u. 12 enthalten die Hinterlassenen Schriften von Margarethe Klopstock und die Gelehrtenrepublik. Ohne die 4 gest. Frontispices. Dioe Bände 3-6 im sog. Doppeldruck v. 1821 (vgl. Goed.)

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        Handbuch der Land-Bau-Kunst vorzüglich in Rücksicht auf die Construction der Wohn- und Wirthschaftsgebäude- Gebäude für angehende Cameral-Baumeister und Oekonomen von D. Gilly. Königlichem Regierungs-Bau-Rath zu Berlin. Part 2.

      Berlin 1798. Small 4to. VIII, 325, (3) pp. Engraved title-vignette + 23 handcoloured engraved plates in fine condition. All plates double-page and folded. 1st edition. Contemporay halfcalf. Spine gilt and a little worn. Signature on title-page. Book-plate.. A fine work on house-construction

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        A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and round the world in which the coast of North-West America has been carefully examined and accurately surveyed. Undertaken by his Majesty's command principally with a view to ascertain the existence of any navigable communication between the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans and performed in the year 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795 in the Discovery... and Chatham under the command of Captain George Vancouver

      London: G G & J Robinson and J Edwards, 1798. 4 volumes (including atlas vol. of plates and maps), quarto (10 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches) and folio (22 x 17 inches). Text: half-titles to vol.I and II, 3pp. errata at the end of vol.III. 1 engraved chart, 17 engraved plates (4 double-page), after J. Sykes. Atlas: mounted on guards throughout, 10 folding engraved charts, 6 engraved plates of coastal profiles (including 2 proofs before all letters, 2 scratch proofs with the names of the artist and engraver but no other lettering, 1 plate as published and 1 plate from the French edition of Vancouver's voyage,) extra-illustrated with 4 plates of coastal profiles, 'gravé par Michel' taken from the French edition. Expertly bound to style in 18th-century diced russia, the flat spines gilt in compartments divided by decorative rolls, red morocco lettering-piece in the second, dark green morocco label with onlaid red morocco circular disc bearing the volume number in the fourth (text vols.) or fifth (atlas vol.), the other compartments with repeat decoration of small tools. A unique set of 'One of the most important [voyages] ever made in the interests of geographical knowledge' (Hill) A unique set from the library of Robert B. Whitebrook, author of the Coastal exploration of Washington (Palo Alto, Calif., 1959) [Tweney 82], whose M.A. thesis submitted to the University of Washington in 1963 was titled The Pacific Northwest maritime frontier, 1775-1825 [OCLC 19992020]. The atlas volume in this set includes fascinating proof images of four of the six coastal profile plates which offer a real insight into the working methods of the highly talented engravers who worked on these valuable aids to navigation. The prime aim would, of course, have been to make them as accurate as possible - any mistakes and lives of subsequent visitors to the region would have been put at risk - but, almost by accident, the profiles are also very beautiful images. This beauty that can best be appreciated when the plates are without lettering as is the case with these proofs. Vancouver was put in command of the expedition on the recommendation of his old commanding officer Alan Gardner. He had served earlier with both Admiral Rodney and on James Cook's second and third voyages, so was well equipped in terms of experience, in addition he was a first class navigator. The voyage was mounted as a `grand-scale expedition to reclaim Britain's rights, resulting from the Nootka Convention, at Nootka Sound, to thoroughly examine the coast south of 60º in order to find a possible passage to the Atlantic; and to learn what establishments had been founded by other powers. This voyage became one of the most important ever made in the interests of geographical knowledge. Vancouver sailed by way of the Cape of Good Hope to Australia, where he discovered King George's Sound and Cape Hood, then to New Zealand, Hawaii, and the northwest coast of America. In three seasons' work Vancouver surveyed the coast of California; visited San Francisco and San Diego ... and other Spanish settlements in Alta California; settled the necessary formalities with the Spanish at Nootka; investigated the Strait of Juan de Fuca; discovered the Strait of Georgia; circumnavigated Vancouver Island; and disproved the existence of any passage between the Pacific and Hudson Bay.' (Hill Pacific Voyages [2004] p.623). Cowan p.654-5; Cox II,p.30; Ferguson 281; Forbes I,298; Graff 4456; Hill (2004) 1753; Howes V-23; Judd 178; Lada- Mocarski 55; O'Reilly & Reitman 635; Sabin 98443; Smith 10469; Streeter Sale 3497; Tremaine 688; Tweney 78; Wagner NWC p.209; Wantrup 63a; Wickersham 6601; Zamorano Eighty 77

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        Broadside. Harlequin and Quixotte: or, The Magic Arm

      Covent Garden:: Theatre Royal,. 1798.. A broadside for a February 2 performance of The Conscious Lovers and Harlequin and Quixote, with reference to scenes in China: "a Chinese Apartment, the Great Wall of China, which separates that Empire from Tartary, ... A Chinese and European Procession, concluding with a representation of the reception of a British Embassy to China, with the exchange of presents in the Grand Hall of Audience" 7 1/2 x 12 1/2". Somewhat browned with some edge wear, o/w very good.

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        Ruins of the Palace, Madura [vol.II, plate 17]

      London: published by Thomas Daniell, "November 1798" [paper with '1841' watermark]. Aquatint by Thomas & William Daniell, after a drawing by Thomas Daniell, coloured by hand, on 'Whatman' wove paper. Image size: 16 5/8 x 23 5/8 inches. 20 3/8 x 28 3/4 inches. One the great images from the greatest illustrated work on India. Present day Madurai was the capital "of the Nayakas who ruled the southernmost part of the Tamil zone in the 16th-17th centuries ... [The palace was] traditionally associated with Tirumala Nayaka, the most famous of the Madurai rulers in the middle of the 17th century, the palace in the southern part of the city is the grandest royal structure still standing in the Tamil country" (Martinelli/Michell p.154). The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is considered to be the finest illustrated work on India. Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture, and antiquities that graced the countryside. They 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 English public their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement still lies in their ability to blend the picturesque with the real, resulting in images that capture the European taste for the sublime landscape, while still remaining faithful to their subjects. Consisting of one hundred and forty-four views, published in six parts, 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 titled Antiquities of India dated 1799; twenty-four plates titled Hindoo Excavations dated 1803; twenty-four plates titled Views in Hindoostan dated 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. Abbey Travel II 420, no.43; cf. Lowndes I, p.588; Martinelli/Michell India Yesterday and today '102 Madurai, palace'; cf. RIBA 799-804; cf. Sutton The Daniells (1954) p.156; cf. Tooley 172.

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        De Institutione Oratoria libri duodecim ad codicum veterum fidem recensuit et annotatione explanavit Georg. Ludovicus Spalding A.M

      Leipzig, Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, & F. C. G. Vogel,, 1798–1816. Four volumes, octavo. Fine contemporary binding of purple morocco by J. Clarke (blindstamp on doublures), spines gilt lettered direct in compartments, wide inner dentelles gilt all round, cream endpapers, gilt edges; from the library of Theodore Williams with his gilt supralibros on both boards, latterly in the library of Frances Mary Richardson Currer, with her bookplates. A little rubbing in places, but a fine set in a superb binding. Large paper copy, from the libraries of two notable English collectors, of the best edition of Quintilian on rhetoric, the outstanding work of the German philologist Georg Ludwig Spalding. The binder John Clarke was "one of the best and most prolific London binders of the period" (Ramsden), who was binding from about 1820 to 1859. He joined in partnership with Francis Bedford in 1841 and they worked together until 1859, from when Bedford worked on his own. Nothing is recorded of Clarke after this date. Theodore Williams's books are distinguished by a different supralibros stamped in gilt on each cover: on the front, his monogram within a shield surmounted by a bird; on the back, an armorial cartouche.

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        Tableau élémentaire de l’histoire naturelle des animaux

      Paris: Baudouin, 1798. First edition. Hardcover. [Dated “AN 6” which is 1798]. 8vo. pp. xvi, XIV plates, pp. 710. Bound in full modern calf with gilt label and marbled end papers after late 18th century style. Pages are lightly age-toned; periodic spots of foxing. The 14 plates at the front of the book illustrate details, skeletal and otherwise, of diverse species. Plate I contains a neatly sealed tear in the bottom margin which extends a few mm into the caption. Georges Leopold Cuvier (1769-1832) was a French naturalist who is credited with establishing the building blocks of comparative anatomy. In 1798 Cuvier “published his first separate work, the ‘Tableau élémentaire de l’histoire naturelle des animaux,’ which was an abridgement of his course of lectures at the École du Panthéon, and may be regarded as the foundation and first and general statement of his natural classification of the animal kingdom” [EB11]. [Waller 11798; Blake NLM, p. 107].

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        THREE MILITARY TRACTS (THE ART OF DEFENCE ON FOOT WITH THE BROAD SWORD AND SABRE...; REGULATIONS FOR THE EXERCISE OF RIFLEMEN AND LIGHT INFANTRY, AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR THEIR CONDUCT IN THE FIELD; A TREATISE ON MILITARY EQUITATION)

      London A collection of three rare original military texts, bound into one volume.1. "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", the Second Edition, 1798, by C. Roworth, of the Royal Westminster Volunteers. 108pp; 8 plates (5 folding). 2. "Regulations for the Exercise of Riflemen and Light Infantry, and Instructions for Their Conduct in the Field", a translation by Sir William Fawcett of the original work by Baron Francis von Rottenburg, printed for the War-Office by T. Egerton, London, 1798. iv, 70pp plus 8 plates. 3. "A Treatise on Military Equitation" by W. Tyndale, printed for the author in London, 1797. xiv, 80pp; 5 plates, all folding. These tracts are in unusually fine condition, bound in full calf over boards. The leather binding is worn around the edges and the hinges show signs of use but are secure. There is some staining of the endpapers, but the contents are in excellent condition. Digital photographs of specific features can be provided upon request.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Dramatic Writings : of Will. Shakespeare Accurately Printed from the Text of Mr. Stevens's Last Edition - [Complete in Nine Volumes] - [With an Account of the Life & C. of William Shakespeare by William Rowe]

      London : Printed By H. Baldwin And Son, For C. Dilly, J. Johnson, G. G. And J. Robinson, R. Baldwin, H. L. Gardner, [And 32 Others In London], 1798. 1st Edition in this form. Related Names: Steevens, George, 1736-1800. English drama - Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with titles and volume numbers gilt-blocked. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Grundriß des Handelsrechts, insbesondere des Wechsel- und Seerechts

      Göttingen, Dieterich 1798. 18 cm. 12, 210 Seiten Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit - NDB 16, 270 - Erstausgabe. "Auch das Handelsrecht verdankt ihm ein seinerzeit erfolgreiches kürzeres Lehrbuch, den "Grundriß des Handelsrechts, insbesondere des Wechsel- und Seerechts", das wie der "Précis" auf die literarische Verselbständigung des behandelten Rechtsgebietes zielt" (NDB). Provenienz: Kaiserl. Livländ. Gemeinnützige Ökonom. Sozietät mit rundem Stempel auf Titel -

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Together with the Apocrypha; Translated out of the Original Tongues [Authorised/KJV version]

      Philadelphia: Printed for John Thompson & Abraham Small, from the Hot Press of John Thompson, 1798. Leather Bound. Very Good +. 2 vols. 16 1/2 x 11 inches. Large folio. Vol. 1: Collates as [A]-7X (in 2s). Vol. 2: Collates as 7Y-10D (in 2s) + 10E (3s) + A-Ll (in 2s) (Apocrypha), [1] (NT title) + A-3T (in 2s) + [1] (Subscriber's list). Lacking frontispiece. Pages well-struck, bright and clean with occasional light spotting, foxing and toning. Contains subscribers' list, famous for including Thomas Jefferson, not found in all copies. O'Callaghan p. 54. Hills 62. Sabin 5182. Evans 30066, 31808, and 33408. Marbled endpapers. Bound in matching contemporary full acid treated and polished calf. Labels on spine with gilt lettering and decorative borders creating seven compartments, gilt dentelles. Extremities rubbed with small losses to edges and hinges. Spine ends and labels chipped. Vol. 1 with sympathetic old rebacking. Joints on Vol. 2 starting An important example of early American printing, using a technique that seared the ink onto the page for a particularly clean printing. "This is the first hot-pressed edition of the Bible printed in America; it was issued originally in 40 numbers, commencing June, 1796, at half a dollar a number. Hence the division into volumes is altogether arbitrary. The text is from the Cambridge ed. published by John Baskerville, and is without notes of any kind...

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        The Canterbury tales of Chaucer. To which are added an essay on his language and versification, and an introductory discourse: together with notes and a glossary. By the late Thomas Tyrwhitt, Esq. F.R.S. - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      Oxford : at the Clarendon Press, MDCCXCVIII, 1798. 2nd Edition. Physical desc.: 2 v.,plate : port. ; (4to). Referenced by: Alston III.40. English Short Title Catalog, T75508. Subject: Songs, English - 17th century. Very good copies both in the original, full contemporary gilt-blocked burgundy Morocco. Raised bands with the titles blocked direct in gilt. Minor, generalized wear and toning to the spine bands and panel edges. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        The Canterbury Tales

      Clarendon Press Oxford 1798. later edition. Hardback. Very Good +/No Jacket. 2nd Tyrwhitt Edition, Clarendon Press Oxford, 1798. Contemporary diced calf, gilt decorations. Engraved f'piece, in very good condition. Solid and tight hinges, no inscriptions and a crisp clean textblock. Very collectible set.

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        [Leopards]

      circa 1798. Mezzotint and drypoint printed in sepia ink. In good condition with the exception of being trimmed to image. Tipped onto laid backing sheet. Image size: 11 ¾ x 14 ¾ inches. 13 7/8 x 16 13/16 inches. This intriguing mezzotint is a reverse and reduced version of Samuel William Reynold's "Leopards" after James Northcote's famous painting. George Stubbs' impact on the history and development of English art cannot be realized until we examine the manner in which his sublime paintings influenced and inspired an entire generation of artists. One of the foremost English artists inspired by Stubbs' dramatic work was the celebrated painter James Northcote. His stirring images of wild animals have their roots in Stubbs' seminal paintings; they express the same wild natural beauty and the same sense of artistic order that distinguishes Stubbs' works. Northcote's animals are regal, they are larger than life, they are nature and art combined, and they inspire the viewer with their breathtaking sense of drama and their pure beauty of form. Northcote began painting animals during the 1790's after he had established himself as one of the foremost artists in England. The son of a Plymouth watchmaker, he was trained by Sir Joshua Reynolds. After traveling through Europe, Northcote was elected to the Imperial Academy in Florence, the Academy dei Forti in Rome and the Ancient Etruscan Academy in Cortona. Upon returning to England he became a Royal Academician, a privilege he enjoyed for the duration of his career. Under Reynolds' tuition he became an accomplished portrait painter, but he also produced many fine historical paintings as well as scenes from Shakespeare for Boydell's Gallery. Northcote also penned Reynolds' memoirs, which remains one of the most valuable historical accounts of Reynolds' life. Northcote was acutely aware of the importance of engravings in establishing an artist's reputation. It was for this reason that he employed some of the foremost English engravers to reproduce his paintings for publication. The first engraving of this painting was mezzotinted by the accomplished English engraver Samuel William Reynolds. This image is almost an exact copy of Reynold's mezzotint, with the exception that it is much smaller. The image is reversed indicating that it is a copy of Reynold's earlier print. This is a lovely impression of this dramatic image and a wonderful example of Northcote's beautiful painting. Northcote's painting, which is entitled "Two Cheetah's," went up for sale at Sothebys in London, on the 10th of November 1993. Lennox-Boyd & Stogdon suggest that the cats are most likely jaguars and not cheetahs, because of their heavy build and striped chests. C.G Boerner, English Mezzotints from the Lennox-Boyd Collection (Exhibition Catalogue) no. 76.

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        Oeuvres De Maitre Francois Rabelais, suivies des Remarques publiees en anglois par M. le Motteux, et traduites en francois par C. D. M. Nouvelle edition ornee de 76 gravures

      Paris: Chez Ferdinand Bastien, 1798.. First edition illustrated, three volumes, octavos. In good condition, all edges gilt, tooling to the spine, expertly rebacked. All plates present. An attractive set.

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        OEUVRES DE MAITRE FRANCOIS RABELAIS, suivies des Remarques publiees en anglois par M. le Motteux, et traduites en francois par C. D. M. Nouvelle edition ornee de 76 gravures

      3 volumes, complete set, first edition with these engravings, (1798). 8vo, approximately 215 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, portrait, and 75 engraved plates, 3 folding plates of Rabelais' home, folding map, and 71 unsigned engraved plates for Gargantua and Pantagruel, pages: (4), xvi, 471, (8); (2), 624, (10); (2), 595, only Volume I has a half-title, Contents table at the end of each volume, unnumbered in Volumes I and II, bound in full old calf, expertly rebacked, raised bands and gilt rules to spines, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, new endpapers. Neat repairs to some corners, covers slightly worn, title page slightly browned, most text pages lightly browned and lightly foxed to varying degrees, 1 or two plates faintly browned, margins to a few plates lightly foxed, tiny hole in 1 margin, small chip to edge of 1 margin, small corner torn off 1 text page, small closed tear to margin of 1 page of Contents table, neatly repaired, otherwise a good set, bindings tight and firm. Cohen, Guide de l'amateur de livres a gravures du XVIII siecle, 843; Brunet IV, page 1059. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Natural History of Birds, Fish, Insects, and Reptiles; Embellished with Upwards of Two Hundred Engravings

      London: Printed for the Proprietor, and sold by H.D. Symonds, 1798. Very Good. 5 volumes (vii, [1], 332 p.; vii, [1], 332 p.; viii, 320 p; viii, 322 p.; viii, 386, 2 p.): 43 leaves of engraved plates; 18 cm. Full contemporary morocco with six spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled spine title and volume number in second and fourth compartments. Glind-tooled decoration in remaingin spine compartments. Blind-tooled border on each board. Edges and turn-ins are also blind-tooled. All page edges marbled; marbled endpapers. Bookplate of former owner Andrew M. Sherling on each front fixed endpaper. Errors in pagination: vol. 1 p. 332 mispaginated 322; vol. 2 p. 277 mispaginated 377. Translated from the French of the Comte de Buffon. Directions for placing the plates at end of vol. 5. Contents: vols. 1-3 Birds -- vol. 4 Fish -- vol. 5 Reptiles and insects. In Very Good Condition: ends of spines and corners rubbed; lacking the last plate in vol. 5: "Bees, Drones, Wasts, Hornets"; archival repair of vol. 5, p. 217-18 tear, without loss; occasional light foxing; otherwise clean and bright.

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        BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY OF BIRDS, FISH, INSECTS, AND REPTILES (5 VOLS)

      Published by H.D. Symonds, 1798. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition. Embellished with upwards of 200 engravings, 44 b/w plates. Leather spine with dark red title labels and gilt titles and decorations. Spine and cover edges and corners are worn. 1 title label is missing. Page edges are browned.

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        Natural History of Birds, Fish, Insects, and Reptiles; Embellished with Upwards of Two Hundred Engravings

      London: Printed for the Proprietor, and sold by H.D. Symonds, 1798. Very Good. 5 volumes (vii, [1], 332 p.; vii, [1], 332 p.; viii, 320 p; viii, 322 p.; viii, 386, 2 p.): 43 leaves of engraved plates; 18 cm. Full contemporary morocco with six spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled spine title and volume number in second and fourth compartments. Glind-tooled decoration in remaingin spine compartments. Blind-tooled border on each board. Edges and turn-ins are also blind-tooled. All page edges marbled; marbled endpapers. Bookplate of former owner Andrew M. Sherling on each front fixed endpaper. Errors in pagination: vol. 1 p. 332 mispaginated 322; vol. 2 p. 277 mispaginated 377. Translated from the French of the Comte de Buffon. Directions for placing the plates at end of vol. 5. Contents: vols. 1-3 Birds -- vol. 4 Fish -- vol. 5 Reptiles and insects. In Very Good Condition: ends of spines and corners rubbed; lacking the last plate in vol. 5: "Bees, Drones, Wasts, Hornets"; archival repair of vol. 5, p. 217-18 tear, without loss; occasional light foxing; otherwise clean and bright.&

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        An Arrangement of Provincial Coins, Tokens, and Medalets, issued in Great Britain, Ireland, and the Colonies, within the last twenty years: from the farthing, to the penny size

      Ipswitch: George Jermyn. 1798. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good +/Near Fine. First edition, 1798. Hardcover 8vo, 330pp. Printed and sold by George Jermyn; sold also by T. Conder and H. Young, London. In later 19th century half navy crushed calf with French patterned boards, red leather spine label with 5 raised bands, stamped in gilt, engraved plates. From the collection of Reverend Morton Willoughby Cokayne (1866-1894) of Exeter House, Roehampton was the Curate of Cashalton, Surrey. He was a member of the Royal Numismatic Society from 1887 until his death in 1894. Cokayne's notes in brown script also bound in at rear, his signature on a front blank. In about near fine condition with very minor shelfwear, subtle sunning to the spine. There is slight age toning to the plates due to the paper stock; however, the remainder of the volume appears fine, with the textblock remaining bright, clean, and unmarked. An excellent copy of this particularly scarce edition, with only 2 copies listed on OCLC.

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        Ericarum icones et descriptiones/ abbildung und beschreibung der heiden.

      Hannover, the author and Hahn, 1798-1823. 27 parts in 25. 4to (310 x 250mm). With 159 (of 162) beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary wrappers, uncut. A very fine uncut copy in its original wrappers of one of the rarest works on South African botany. The last parts are particularly rare due to the well-known 'Napoleonic Pause' the disruption of most of Western Europe's cultural life caused by wars waged by Napoleon and the aftermath. In our copy 3 plates are lacking in part 14. Johann Christoph Wendland (1755-1828) was chief-gardener at Herrenhausen. The fine plates are after drawings by the author and the great majority depict South African species. Dr. W.Junk in his 'Junk Rara' writes that he does not remember having seen a complete copy. The only complete copy to have been on the market in the last decades is the Plesh copy sold at auction in 1976. Kerkham, 'Southern African Botanical Literature', 723; Stafleu and Cowan 17.132.

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        View of the New Council House, Salisbury

      London: Published by F. Jukes, 1798. Hand-coloured aquatint, printed on wove paper. The plate is inscribed: "To the Right Honble. Earl of Radnor." Very good condition apart from some minor foxing, a skillfully repaired tear in the left margin, and slight yellowing of the paper due to age. 14 7/8 x 19 7/8 inches. 15 3/4 x 20 7/8 inches. One of a pair of views of the historic town of Salisbury by Francis Jukes, one of the greatest English exponents of the art of aquatint, after a work by the landscape painter Edward Dayes. Francis Jukes was a prolific engraver, who was chiefly known for his topographical prints, the bulk of which he executed in aquatint. He contributed numerous plates to various publications including Walmsley's Views in North Wales (1792-4) and Campbell's A Journey in Scotland (1802) and collaborated on several projects with the engraver and publisher Robert Pollard. Cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        The New Encyclopaedia; or Modern Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. On a New and Improved Plan, in Which all the Respective Sciences are Arranged Into Complete Systems... Other Title: The New Royal Encyclopaedia; or Complete Modern Universal

      London: C. Cooke. 1798. Folio (39 cm x 24.5 cm). H Hard Cover. Fair. Third edition of volume I [1798], with the first title above, second edition of volumes II and III [1795], with the Royal Encyclopaedia title, with the "Royal" designation removed in later editions. A hefty three volume set (complete) with 153 copper plates and maps, including some folding maps. Contains many brief encyclopedic entries in alphabetical orders plus longer, mainly illustrated, sections ("systems" or "treatises") on a variety of subjects: Aerology; Aerostation (hot air balloons); Agriculture; Algebra; Amphibiology; Anatomy; Annuities; Architecture; Arithmetic; Astronomy (includes plates of telescopes); Book- Keeping; Botany; Brewing; Chronology; Chymistry; Comparative Anatomy; Concology; Dialling; Distillation; Drawing; Earth; Earthquakes; Electricity; Entomology; Farriery; Fencing; Fluxions; Fortification; Gardening; Geography (this section includes six folding maps); Geometry; Globes; Grammar; Heraldry; Hydrostatics and Hydraulics (one plate includes a diving bell); Icthyology; Knighthood; Logic; Mammalia (includes a plate showing whales); Mechanics; Medicine; Mensuration and Gauging; Miscroscopic Apparatus (microscopes); Midwifery; Military Affairs; Music; Natural History; Naval Affairs; Navigation (includes a folding map showing Cook's voyages); Optics; Oratory; Ornithology; Peerage; Perspective; Pneumatics; Projectiles; Steam Engines; Surgery; Surveying; Trigonometry; Vermeology; Volcanos; and War. Hard to find a complete set, as many have been broken up for their handsome copper plate engravings and maps. Suede or suede-like cloth, dual red and black spine labels, marbled endpapers, unpaginated, volumes I and III about 6 cm thick; volume II about 7.5 cm thick. Externally quite worn, with chipped spines (see image provided), joints cracked but covers attached (the front cover of volume II is barely attached), covers peeling, evidence of old worming to the covers and joints. Intermittent foxing, from light to moderate, some occasional offsetting. Volume I: One text page has a stitched repair, a few lower edge chips, final twelve leaves of text dampstained toward the outer edge, miscellaneous other chips and closed tears, none affecting plate images. Volume II: first few leaves detached, several pages have closed tears from the bottom edge, several pages and plates with inner margin dampstains near the top edge, several plates with closed tears starting from the bottom margin. Volume III: numerous edge chips and closed tears, a few dampstains to margins, last four leaves have dampstains at outer edge. A worn but quite decent copy overall, a venerable old set suitable for breaking although we would rather see it stay together, handsome despite the obvious signs of use.

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        MAP OF EUROPE. Drawn from all the best surveys and rectified by astronomical observations.

      Grande carta geografica dell?Europa, inc. in rame e a colori. E? composta di 4 fogli, montati su tela, ciascuno di cm. 64,5 x 73,7, suddivisi in 15 riquadri: vi figurano anche un ritratto del dedicatario, Sir Joseph Banks (President of the Royal Society), e una bellissima veduta che inquadra il titolo. Cfr. Tooley?s Dictionary of Mapmakers, p. 24: ?Aaron Arrowsmith (1750-1833), English cartographer, engraver and publisher. Hydrographer to his Majesty. Established in London ca. 1770 and in 1790 set up his own establishment. In all he issued 200 maps, mostly large scale, and was easily the foremost cartographer of his time?. Con alone alla tela di due fogli, altrim. ben conservata e contenuta in astuccio.

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        Voyage dans l`intérieur de la Chine, et en Tartarie, Fait dans les Annés 1792, 1793 et 1794.

      Avec l arelation de cette Ambassade, celle du Voyage entrepris à cette occasion par les Vaisseaux le Lion et l`Indostan, et des détails très-curieux sur les Colonies Espagnoles, Portugaises et Hollandaises, où ces Vaisseaux ont relâché: Rédigés sur les Papiers de Lord Macartney, sur ceux de Sir Erasme Gower, Commandant de l`expédition, et des autres Personnes attachées à l`Ambassade; Par Sir Georges Staunton, de la Société royale de Londres, Secrétaire de l`Ambassade d`Angleterre, et Ministre plénipotentiaire auprès de l`Empereur de la Chine: Traduit de l`Anglais, avec des Notes, Par J. Castéra. Avec des Figures et Cartes gravées en taille-douce. Tome Premier - Quatrième. (Lacking Volume 5). A Paris, Ches F. Buisson an 6 de la République, (1798). 8:o. Engraved portrait,(4),viii,515,(1 blank); engraved frontispiece,(4),412; engraved frontispiece,(4),397,(1 blank); engraved frontispiece,(4),326 pp. + 3 large engraved folding maps. First map with tear. Contemporary half calf, worn spines with blind- and gilt decorations. G. L. Sivertson Hambourg 1799 on titles. A. Elgqvist on first free end-papers. 19,5 x 12,5 cm.. With all half-titles. Lacking volume 5

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        Lichenographiae svecicae prodromus.

      Linköping, D.G. Björn, 1798. (2) + graverat titelblad + (1) + 1 blank + 264 s. + 2 graverade planscher. Samtida nött halvskinnband. 20,5 X 15 cm

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