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      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.

      [Bookseller: Old Authors Bookshop]
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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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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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      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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        Lichenographiae Svecicae prodromus.

      Linköping, D. G. Björn, 1798. 8:o. Grav. titelblad,(4),XXIV,264 s. & 2 grav. plr. Häftad i ngt nött samtida gråpappersomslag med tryckt titeletikett på ryggen. Oskuren och ouppskuren. Omslagets rygg med flera revor och bakre omslag delvis loss. Bra ex. från Ericsberg.. Krok Svensk botanisk litteratur 8. Illustrationerna, som är graverade av Akrel efter Acharius teckningar, är okolorerade i detta exemplar. Erik Acharius var en av Linnés sista lärjungar och sammanfattade i detta arbete sina studier av de svenska lavarna. Sammanlagt beskrivs 345 arter, 24 av dessa tidigare okända för vetenskapen. Acharius kom att fortsätta studera lavarna i bl.a. "Lichenographia universalis" (1810) och "Synopsis methodica lichenum" (1814)

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        A new Edition; to which is prefixed a Geographical Index.

      In two Volumes. Illustrated with Engravings, and a Map of Ancient Greece. 1-2. London, T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1798. 4to. Engr. portrait,+ iii-lxii,+ (2),+ 436 pp.+ fold. engr. map,+ 7 engr. plates; engr. portrait,+ iii-xv,+ (1 blank),+ 466 pp.+ 5 engr. plates. Minor ink-spots on pp. 412-413 in part one, and a minor hole in margin through pp. 241-242 in part two. Well preserved contemporary green half morocco, gilt spines with raised bands, yellow edges. Two volumes. The work of a group of English writers, each letter being signed by an initial indicating the author, as follows: P.-Phillip Yorke, Earl of Hardwicke; C.-Charles Yorke: R.-Georg Henry Rooke, also John Green. Originally published in 4 volumes in 1741-43, later edition in 1810. A work that for many years had a considerable vogue and went through several editions

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        Geschichte der Poesie der Griechen und Römer, von Friedrich Schlegel.

      Ersten Bandes erste Abtheilung. Berlin, Johann Friedrich Unger, 1798. 8vo. (2),+ 236 pp. Sewn as issued, in contemporary marbled wrappers, gilt spine with label. Fine copy from the library at Ericsberg, with the book plate of Carl Jedvard Bonde. All published of the first edition of Schlegel's second book, an important study of the classic literature, in which he developed the thesis that the Greeks had achieved perfect harmony in their civilization and art. In Berlin he also edited the literary quarterly "Athenaeum" (1798-1800). Friedrich von Schlegel (1772-1829) was one of the founders of the German romantic movement, and best known for his writings on literary and cultural history

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        Handbuch der Land=Bau=Kunst,vorzüiglich in Rücksicht auf die Construction der Wohn=und Wirtschafts=Gebäude für angehende Cameral=Baumeister und Oeconomen. Erster-Zweyter Theil. 2 Bde. (1.Theil in Neue Auflage).

      Berlin, Verdrucht auf Rosten des Forfatters, 1798. 4to. Bound in 2 contemporary half calf. Spine with gilt leather title-label. Wear to extrimities, especially to spine: Loss of top 2 cm of spine and upper half of back hinges loose on volume 2. With library stamps to title page. Internally with occasional brownspotting, all the plates are, however, very nice and clean. (6), 296 pp + 24 hand coloured engraved plates; (1), VIII, 325, (4) + 23 hand coloured engraved plates.. Second printing of German architect David Gilly's seminal and famous work on country and rual architecture. The present work is one of the most successful examples of architecture integrating urban and regional planning and architecture and is probably the most important contribution to the development of Prussian Classicism. Gilly had extensive technical knowledge particularly of wooden roof structures. "One of the trendsetters within the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century electorate was David Gilly (1748-1808), a second generation Huguenot whose family had come from Provence. He established the theory and practice of rual architecture in Brandenburg-Prussia; functionality and utility were paradigms by which he desgined buildings. Through his son (1772-1800), Gilly influenced the famous romantic-classicist Klarl Friedrich Schinkel and his school." (Finney, Seeing Seeing beyond the word: visual arts and the Calvinist tradition, p. 272). David Gilly built the two castles Paretz (1796) and Freienwalde (1798) for the king of Prussia

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        Voyages to the Indies ; ... Vol. I-III. Translated from the original Dutch by Samuel Hull Wilcocke. With Notes and Additions by the Translator. The Whole comprising a full and accurate Account of all the present and late Possessions of the Dutch in India, and at the Cape of Good Hope. Illustrated with Maps. In three Volumes.

      London, Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1798. VI + (2) + 572 + (2) + 512 + (2) + 598 s. 4 foldede kobberstukne kart. Pene nyere priv. håndb. skinnbd. Røde skinn tittelfelter. Ryggdekor i gull.. *Vol. I. A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, Batavia, Bantam, and Bengal, with Observations on those Parts, &C. in the Years 1768-1771. Vol. II. A Voyage to the Cape of good Hope, Batavia, Samarang, Macasser, Amboyna, and Surat, with Accounts of those Places; in the Years 1774 and 1775. Vol. III. Containing A Continuation of the Voyage fronm Surat to Batavia, the Coast of Malabar, and the Cape of Good Hope; in the Years 1775-1778

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        Elucidario das palavras, termos, e frases, que em portugal antiguamente se usarao, e que hoje regularmente se ignorao: obra indispensavel para entender sem erro os documentos mais raros, e preciosos, que entre nos se conservao. lisboa, na officina de simao thaddeo ferreira, 1798-99.

      Due volumi di cm. 29,5, pp. (4) 484 + (2) d'errata; pp. 416, 62 + (2) d'errata. Con illustrazioni nel testo e 5 tavole f.t. incise in rame. Solida legatura del tempo in piena pelle, dorsi lisci con fregi e titoli in oro su doppi tasselli. Come riscontrato in altri esemplari, il secondo volume è stampato su carta azzurra. Esemplare fresco, genuino ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Esemplare appartenuto al celebre scrittore di storia portoghese Prospero Peragallo (1823-1916) di cui appare ai frontespizi la firma di possesso ed alle carte di guardia alcune note sull'opera: ""Rarissimo in commercio e molto ricercata questa edizione. Mi costò in un incanto in Lisbona 10.000 Rey..."".

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        Uebersicht der vornehmsten Principien der Sittenlehre, von dem Zeitalter des Aristoteles an bis auf unsre Zeiten. Eine zu dem ersten Theile der übersetzten Ethik des Aristoteles gehörende und aus ihm besonders abgedruckte Abhandlung.

      Breslau; bei Wilhelm Gottlieb Korn, 1798. First edition. Small 8:o. (11, 3 blanks), 394 pp. 19th century binding with light-brown calf spine and corners and dark-brown paper on the boards. The spine is divided into four gilt-edged panels one of which contains author and title information; at the foot of the spine there is a gilt-stamped floral decoration. With the signature of Axel Nybleus (1821-1899, Swedish philosopher) at top of front free endpaper and the bookplate of Johann Lyons at the bottom of front paste-down. A light, vertical crease on upper part of the spine. Two insignificant specks on the spine. Corners a bit bumped and rubbed. Minimal loss at the top corner of front free endpaper. A needle-sized hole in top margin from the title leaf until pp. 18, and in top margin of pp. 385 and onwards to the rear free endpaper. A small stain in the text on pp. 361/362. A few light specks throughout the book; contents surprisingly clean. Christian Garve (1742-1798) gained a master's degree in philosophy at the University of Halle in 1766. From 1770-1772 he was Extraordinary Professor of Mathematics and Logic at the University of Leipzig, a post he resigned from in order to devote himself to bookselling, writing and translating in his home town of Breslau. His deep interest in English philosophy led him to translate works of Adam Ferguson, Edmund Burke and Adam Smith. The book offered here is Garve's last work, and has become rather famous because, in it, he continues the criticism of Immanuel Kant's moral teachings which he had begun earlier in a review of the latter's Critique of Pure Reason and which provoked Kant into publishing an ''Anti-Garve''. Christian Garve believed that ''Kantian morality destroys all incentives that can move human beings to act at all''. Erstausgabe des letzten Werkes von Garve. Halbledereinband mit Rückenvergoldung. Sehr gut erhalten. Selten. Ziegenfuss I, 375

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        Propyläen. Eine periodische Schrifft herausgegeben von -.

      6 Stücke in 3 Bänden (alles Erschienen). (1. Ausgabe). Tübingen 1798-1800. (In der J.G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung). 8vo. s. XLVI, (1), (1 blank), 127, (1 blank),+(4),176 + 174, (2)+171, (3) + 179, (1)+175, (1) S.+1 gefalt. Kupfertafel (von 5). Halblederband der 19. Jahrh. mit Rückenvergoldung. Leicht beschabt und bestossen. Die Materie Wenig fleckig. Doch dritten Bandes erstes Stück mit besseren Papier. Namen.. Der berühmten Kunstzeitschrift Goethes komplett und gut gehalten. Mit Beiträge von Schiller, W.v. Humboldt, Heinrich Meyer und Goethe. Fehlt 4 von 5 Kupfern. Hier mit Grundriss des Palastes von Mantua. Sehr selten komplett!

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        Death of General Montgomery.

      Engraving by J.F. Clemens after a painting by John Trumbull. Published in London, February 1798, by A.C. de Poggi. 6th state. 56x79 cm. Fine impression. Minimal foxing. In monumental mid-19th century golden frame.. Swane 266. Fine impression of this great print, showing the heroic death of American general Richard Montgomery (1738-1775) during the siege of Quebec. Montgomery is the central figure in the picture, surrounded by soldiers in various uniforms, scouts and even an Indian volunteer.** Richard Montgomery was born in Ireland. Initially he served the British forces in North America, but changed side and became second in command in the Montreal expedition during the War of Independence.*** John Trumbull´s (1756-1843) painting is a good example of his very narrative pictures from the War of Independence. He met the talented Danish engraver J.F. Clemens (1748-1831) in London while the latter considered pursuing an international career. The first impression was published in 1795, and Clemens was payed no less than 1050 Guineas for his work

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        Experiments to determine the Density of the Earth,

      Cavendish's celebrated paper calculating the weight of the earth using John Michell's torsion balance. PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. First Edition, extracted from Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, vol. 88, 1798, pp. 469-526 and with 2 engraved folding plates. Small quarto, half calf gilt in period style, plates slightly foxed. "The apparatus consisted of two lead balls on either end of a suspended beam; these movable balls were attracted by a pair of stationary lead balls. Cavendish calculated the force of attraction between the balls from the observed period of oscillation of the balance and deduced the density of the earth from the force. He found it to be 5.48 times that of water. Cavendish was the first to observe gravitational motions induced by comparatively minute portions of ordinary matter. The attractions that he measured were unprecedentedly small, being only 1/500,000,000 times as great as the weight of the bodies. By weighing the world he rendered the law of gravitation complete. The law was no longer a proportionality statement but a quantitatively exact one; this was the most important addition to the science of gravitation since Newton." (D.S.B III:158). Norman 422.

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