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        Society of United Irishmen of Dublin. Established November IX. MDCCXCI./ "Let the Nation Stand". [Being the printed Founding Manifesto of this revolutionary organization these are the Declaration, resolutions, addresses, circulars, letters and transactions of the Society].

      First Edition. Duodecimo. (8), 207 pages (pages 205/206 have been replaced by a mimeographed page and bound with the volume - ask for detailed photographs). Hardcover / Full leather of the early 20th century. Titlepage slightly detached. Otherwise in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Extremely scarce publication ! The Society of United Irishmen was founded as a liberal political organisation in 18th century Ireland that initially sought Parliamentary reform. However, it evolved into a revolutionary republican organisation, inspired by the American Revolution and allied with Revolutionary France. It launched the Irish Rebellion of 1798 with the objective of ending British monarchical rule over Ireland and founding a sovereign, independent Irish republic. During the 1780s, a few liberal members of the ruling Protestant Ascendancy, organised as the Irish Patriot Party led by Henry Grattan, campaigned for: reform of the Irish parliament a lessening of British interference in Ireland's affairs and expanding the rights and voting franchise for Catholics and Presbyterians. Backing them up was the Irish Volunteers movement, which had widespread Protestant support. Whilst they had limited success such as the establishment of Grattan's Parliament and the repeal of some of the discriminatory Penal Laws, they fell short of many of their aims. When the parliamentary reform movement collapsed in 1784, it left radicals without a political cause. By the mid-1780s, radicalism in Ireland was taking a new, bolder form, typified by the letters penned by William Drennan which were published in the Belfast Newsletter and in pamphlets. In them he hit out at leaders of the Volunteers such as Grattan and Charlemont for their conservatism and restraint, and at the political establishment for preventing the reform of the Irish parliament. Most notably was his appeal for all Anglicans, Dissenters, and Roman Catholics to unite together as one indifferent association, however he accepted that this would only appeal to the minority within each denomination. Inspiring and increasing the radicalisation of Irish reformists was the French Revolution which had started in 1789, and had so far remained largely bloodless, with the French king forced to concede effective power to a National Assembly. Also in 1789 the Whig party was founded in Ireland and soon it became an alliance of radicals, reform-minded parliamentarians, and dissident representatives of the governing class. By 1791 this alliance however was already fracturing, and several rival Whig clubs were set up by people such as Napper Tandy in Dublin and Belfast. Another grouping was a "shadowy" organisation of eleven people headed by Samuel Neilson, that sought to move the recently revived Volunteer movement in as far a radical direction as possible. The enthusiasm for the French Revolution saw great Irish interest in Thomas Paine's The Rights of Man released in May 1791, which defended it and saw around 20,000 cheap copies printed for digest in Ireland. A couple of months later the Belfast Volunteer company gathered to celebrate the second anniversary of the fall of the Bastille. It was intended that a new radical society was to be announced during the celebrations which William Drennan, who was to give a declaration, asked to add in resolutions. Drennan refused due to the short notice of the request and suggested that a Theobald Wolfe Tone be asked. Tone's reformist radicalism had advanced beyond that of the Whigs, and he proposed three resolutions for the new society, which he named the Society of United Irishmen. The first resolution was for the denouncing of the continuing interference of the British establishment in Irish affairs. The second was for the full reform of the Irish parliament and its representation. The last resolution called for a union of religious faiths in Ireland to "abolish the differences that had long divided Irishmen" and sought to give Catholics political rights. This last proposal however was quietly dropped by the Belfast Volunteers to ensure unanimity for the proposals amongst the people. This seemed to delay the launch of the new society and by August 1791, Tone in response to the rebuff of his third resolution, published the popular and robust An Argument on Behalf of the Catholics of Ireland, which argued why they should be included in attempts at reform. That October, Tone was invited to a debate on the creation of a new society by a group of people including Neilson. Here he found that his resolutions were now found a few months later to be "too tame". A new set of resolutions were drafted and agreed to on 14 October, which the Belfast branch of the Society of United Irishmen adopted on 18 October, and the Dublin branch on 9 November. The main problem they identified for Ireland was the issue of national sovereignty: We have no national government we are ruled by Englishmen, and thus servants of Englishmen, whose object is the interest of another country, whose instrument is corruption whose strength is the weakness of Ireland. All attendees at the first meeting of the Belfast branch were Protestant. Two (Theobald Wolfe Tone and Thomas Russell) were Anglicans and the rest Presbyterian most of whom were involved in the linen trade in Belfast. Along with Tone and Russell, the men involved were: William Sinclair, Henry Joy McCracken, Samuel Neilson, Henry Haslett, Gilbert McIlveen, William Simms, Robert Simms, Thomas McCabe and Thomas Pearce. After forming, the Society named chandler Samuel McTier as its first President.As 1791 drew to a close there were references to other lesser branches of the United Irishmen in a number of places such as: Armagh, Clonmel, Limerick, and Lisburn, yet Belfast and Dublin retained their primacy. The popularity of the society continued to grow throughout Ulster especially amongst the Presbyterians. In 1795 the United Irishmen linked up with the Defenders, a Catholic agrarian secret society. The movement quickly developed a strategy of spreading its ideals by means of pamphlets, leaflets, newspapers, ballads, "catechisms" and travelling emissaries. Whilst the Belfast Newsletter was a liberal newspaper, the society sought for the publication of a more radical one in Belfast, resulting in the Northern Star. It was especially successful, both commercially and politically and had a wide readership until its suppression in 1797. The spread of the society was watched with growing alarm by the authorities and it was banned in 1793 following the declaration of war by France. (Wikipedia)

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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE ENGLISH COLONY IN NEW SOUTH WALES: with remarks on the dispositions, customs, manners, &c. ... To which are added, some particulars of New Zealand; compiled, by permission, from the MSS. of Lieutenant-Governor King.

      London, printed for T. Cadell Jun, and W. Davies, 1798. 2 volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITIONS 1798 and 1802, 4to, approximately 270 x 220 mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, lacking half-titles, VOLUME I, 22 engraved plates of which 4 in the text, plus 2 charts, 1 folding, pages: xx, xxxviii, [2], 1-617, [3]; VOLUME II, title:"An account of the English colony in New South Wales, from its first settlement, in January 1788, to August 1801: with remarks on the dispositions, customs, manners, &c. of the native inhabitants of that country. To which are added, some particulars of New Zealand; compiled, by permission, from the mss. of Lieutenant-Governor King; and an account of a voyage performed by Captain Flinders and Mr. Bass; by which the existence of a strait separating van Dieman's land from the continent of New Holland was ascertained. Abstracted from the journal of Mr. Bass", engraved frontispiece, 7 engraved plates of which 4 in the text, 3 full page plates and 1 in the text nicely hand coloured as issued, a chart and a plan, pages: xvi, 1-335, (1), bound in full modern speckled calf, double ruled gilt border with gilt patterned border, gilt decorated raised bands, gilt anchor in compartments with gilt patterned borders, contrasting gilt lettered labels, new endpapers. Armorial bookplate of Peter Dowding Prankerd and his signature on the original endpaper, preserved on front pastedown in each volume. Dowding Prankerd was a native of Bristol who emigrated to Adelaide South Australia in 1839, where he worked as a land developer and mine operator, amassing a great fortune. Returning to Bristol in 1872 he bought a large house known as The Knoll in Sneyd Park, Bristol. Faint browning to early page margins, Volume I: slight vertical crease to inner margin of title page, some pale splashing to lower margin of viii-ix, more on pages 287, 351, and 500-501, no loss of text, pale foxing to margin of 1 chart, occasional pale spotting or small pale stain to margins, very pale brown stain to corner of plates page 124 and 401, another on half of plate page 232, small binding crease to sky of same plate, a few tiny closed tears to fore-edge margin of plate page 307 repaired neatly on reverse, 5 mm (¼") ink spot on background of plate page 367, a few tiny ink splashes on pages 136-137, no loss of legibility, large pale stain to upper inner corner of text pages 407-416, 3 small ink marks in margin on page 436, about 4 words missing on page 461, due to adhesion to facing page, 1 corner tip missing; Volume II: frontispiece and chart page 1 slightly stained in fore-edge margin, title page faintly browned, occasional light spotting to margins, pale damp staining to fore-edge margin of pages 283-311 and final plate page 310. A very good set complete with all plates. David Collins (1756-1810) arrived with the First Fleet as Judge-Advocate and was Secretary to Governor Phillip. His book is a valuable account of the early settlement by an educated and observant resident of ten years, and was the last of the Australian foundation books to be published. It contains the most detailed and painstaking of all descriptions of the voyage and first settlement found in any of the early narratives. Volume II, published 4 years after the first contains much valuable information from George Bass's journal which was subsequently lost. Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, Volume I, page 101, No. 263 and page 134, No. 350; Sotheby's Brooke-Hitching Catalogue, Part I, No.276. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        La divina commedia). Tome primo- terzo, 3 volumes.

      Venezia, Sebastian Valle, 1798. - circa 16,5 x 10,5 cm. 396; 349; 388 pages with 3 engraved portraits on the titles and 100 engraved illustrations to all cantos Contemporary mottled calf with richly gilt spine, decorated covers and marbled endpapers "Cf. Brunet IV, 385 and Gamba 2697. The complete Divina comedia edited by Andrea Rubbi in three volumes, published as an independent set in the large "Parnaso italiano ovvero Raccolta de poeti classici italiani" (vols. III, IV and V) that was first published by Zatta also in Venice. There is a nice little engraving to every canto and all three volumes have extensive indices with notes and historic or biographiy background information. " "- Only minor browning, few leaves with some foxing or light staining but mostly crisp. A very nice set in beautiful elegant bindings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Culpeper's English Physician; and Complete Herbal To Which Are Now First Added, Upwards of One Hundred Additional Herbs with a Display of their Medicinal and Occult Properties ...

      London: Printed for the Author, 1798. Hardcover. Good. 4to. xvi,296;232pp. The Herbal is followed by the Medical Part. With 20 full page plates, of which 20 are fully handcolored and the remaining either partially colored or uncolored. The Medical Section contains plates 30 through 40, all uncolored. Contemporary full calf, spine in six compartments with raised bands, red leather lettering label, gilt. The leather is well rubbed and cracked, with neat repairs to the hinges and corners. Plate 7 has two small holes, the second plate in the Medical Section is soiled, and has been mounted and trimmed, else the plates are in fine condition, They are not bound in their numerical order but all are present. As for the text block, there is a closed marginal tear at p. 59, a small wormhole in the text of pp. 81-91, an old repair to p. 232 and some staining to pp. 203-204, some corners are bent, else the text block is in very good condition. The approximate date of publication is taken from the Preface which is dated "In the Year of Masonary 5798", i.e., approximately 1798 A.D. See Walleriana, 2241.

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        Nouveau voyage dans la haute et basse Égypte, la Syrie, le Dar-four, où aucun européen n'avoit pénétré ; fait depuis les années 1792 jusqu'en 1798

      - 2 vol, front., XXXVII-371 + Paris, chez Dentu, an VIII, 1800, in-8, 2 vol, front, XXXVII-371 + [4]-391 pp, 2 cartes dépliantes, veau jaspé de l'époque, dos lisses ornés de fleurons figurant des palmiers, pièces de titre et de tomaison vertes, roulette dorée en encadrement des plats et sur les coupes, bordures des contreplats guillochées, gardes de papier vert-bleu, tranches bleues cirées, Frontispice sur cuivre figurant un temple d'après Strabon et deux cartes d'après Miller, soit une carte du Darfour et une carte de la route suivant la caravane du Soudan, avec indications rehaussées en vert. Bel exemplaire de la première édition française, faite sur l'anglais par Jacques Castéra. William George Browne (1768-1813) se rendit en Égypte en 1792 afin d'explorer les oasis de l'est du Sahara et de voyager jusqu'aux sources du Nil blanc. Il gagna l'oasis de Sioua où il fut le premier anglais à visiter le temple de Zeus Ammon. Il fut le premier européen à décrire le Darfour, qu'il gagna par une caravane soudanaise en 1793 ; il donne la toute première description en anglais de ce pays, où, au lieu du passe-droit espéré pour continuer son voyage, il fut spolié et emprisonné durant trois ans par le sultan hostile aux chrétiens. Il finit par rejoindre l'Égypte, puis la Syrie et Constantinople, de nouveau par caravane. Épidermures ; néanmoins agréable reliure parlante. Très bel état intérieur, une réparation à la seconde carte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage à Botany-Bay, avec une description du pays, du m

      Paris: Desenne, Anno VI, 1798. Octavo, xvi, 192 pp.; joints rubbed, contemporary quarter roan with crimson morocco label. French edition of Barrington, with a five page preface explaining the extraordinary circumstances of the author, noting his aptitude for observation and return to grace in a new land.Garvey notes of this printing: 'French translation of the Voyage, nominally made from the third edition. This edition added various elements to the Voyage including a translator's preface, explanatory notes and, more interestingly, an additional paragraph at the conclusion of the work where 'Barrington' laments his exile'. In very good condition.

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        NIGHT THOUGHTS BY EDWARD YOUNG, D.D. WITH THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR, AND NOTES CRITICAL & EXPLANATORY

      Printed for J. Johnson, 1798. Even with its imperfections, this is an appealing example of the stencilled binding popular at the close of the 18th century but infrequently seen today. The funereal design of the stencils is well suited to the somber subject matter of the most frequently published English poem of the 18th century, here in a luxurious illustrated edition. Edward Young (1683-1765) began his immensely popular "Night Thoughts" in 1742 as an outlet for his grief over the death of his wife, step-daughter, and son-in-law. It is imbued with melancholy and prefigures the gothic taste of the following century. According to P. J. M. Marks' account of "The Edwards of Halifax Bindery," a number of binderies at the end of the 18th century experimented with decorative techniques using acid. "Designs were . . . made by sprinkling, marbling, staining and the use of stencils," with some of the designs (as here) incorporating images, especially of classical objects.. 254 x 156 mm. (10 x 6 1/8"). 1 p.l., 22 pp., [1] leaf, 364 pp. CONTEMPORARY ACID-TREATED CALF BY CHARLES HERING (his ticket on verso of front free endpaper), covers framed by onlaid black morocco tooled with gilt floral rolls, central panel with large stencilled urn on a speckled ground, raised bands, spine compartments with gilt rule border and foliate cornerpieces as well as an oval urn-and-palm-frond centerpiece stamped in black, black and red morocco labels, turn-ins with gilt Greek key roll, brown endpapers with gilt floral frames, all edges gilt (front joint expertly renewed). Engraved title page, engraved frontispiece portrait, and eight engraved plates, all but one with tissue guards.Rear joint, backstrip, and extremities a bit rubbed, spine a little crackled, faded, and abraded, title page and plates a bit foxed, leaves a little browned at edge; not without condition issues, but still a carefully restored volume with most of its original considerable appeal intact.Even with its imperfections, this is an appealing example of the stencilled binding popular at the close of the 18th century but infrequently seen today. The funereal design of the stencils is well suited to the somber subject matter of the most frequently published English poem of the 18th century, here in a luxurious illustrated edition. Edward Young (1683-1765) began his immensely popular "Night Thoughts" in 1742 as an outlet for his grief over the death of his wife, step-daughter, and son-in-law. It is imbued with melancholy and prefigures the gothic taste of the following century. According to P. J. M. Marks' account of "The Edwards of Halifax Bindery," a number of binderies at the end of the 18th century experimented with decorative techniques using acid. "Designs were . . . made by sprinkling, marbling, staining and the use of stencils," with some of the designs (as here) incorporating images, especially of classical objects.

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        Illustrations of Sterne: with other essays and verses. By John Ferriar

      Cadell & Davies, London 1798 - FERRIAR, John (1761-1815). Illustrations of Sterne: with other essays and verses. 8vo. viii, 314pp. Contemporary tree calf. Very fine copy with large margins. London: Cadell & Davies, 1798. FIRST EDITION of a rare work amplifying and illustrating various aspects of Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy, and in the process providing one of the earliest printed expositions and defenses of Tagliacozzi's methods of rhinoplasty published in English before the revival by Carpue in 1816. In his Chapter 4, entitled "Mr. Shandy's hypothesis of noses explained," Ferriar discusses the work of Tagliacozzi (on pp. 113-29) and defends his methods, quoting some sections from the original Latin. Ferriar's discussion shows thorough acquaintance with Tagliacozzi's text. Not in Gnudi & Webster. Osler 4805. Cushing F 106 (citing only the 2nd edition of 1812). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Faust der große Mann, oder seine Wanderungen durch die Welt mit dem Teufel bis in die Hölle. Erster und Zweyter Theil. [kmpl.]. [Nach Friedrich Maximilian Klinger]. Erstausg.

      Wien u. Prag, bey Franz Haas, [1798]. - 2 Bll., 258 S., 3 Bll., (der zweite Teil ab S.133), mit zwei gest. Frontispiz u. Titevignetten, Kl.-8°, Pappband mit Rückenschild (beide zus. in einem Bd.) Engel 1376: "Der Titelkupfer, ganz in dem Ton der Vignette, zeigt die S.40 geschilderte Erscheinung des Geistes, gezeichnet von V. Kininger, gestochen von J. Neidl. [.] In den Titeln und Titelkupfern dieses Buches herrscht eine große Verwirrung, denn meistens fehlt den Exemplaren, welche in den antiquarischen Handel kommen, der Haupttitel, und es sind unrichtige Titel aus Faust dem Morgenländer oder aus Klinger's Faust beigegeben, wie auch unrichtige Titelbilder. Die Unverschämtheit der antiquarischen Buchhändler geht so weit, daß sogar an Stelle des fehlenden Haupttitels Kupferstiche eingeklebt werden, welche mit dem Inhalte der Erzählung in gar keiner Beziehung stehen. Es giebt auch Exemplare, welche einen nachgedruckten Titel haben. [.] Dem Inhalte des Buches ist Klinger's Faust zu Grunde gelegt, jedoch sind, um bei den Katholiken keinen Anstoss zu erregen, die Geistlichen bei Klinger hier durch Personen anderer Stände vertreten. Unter anderen Zusätzen und Aenderungen ist auch Lessing's Bruchstück 'Faust und die sieben Geister' eingefügt." - Hayn-Gotendorf II, 239: "Es giebt auch Expll. mit neu gedr. Titelbl. u. der veränderten Adresse: 'Wien, in der C. Haas'schen Buchhandlung', o.J. Mit nur 1 Titelkupfer." - Ackermann Katalog 582, 277: "Complete Exemplare dieses überaus seltenen Buches - mit den richtigen Titelkupfern [wie vorliegend] - werden bedeutend höher bewertet." - Meist fehlen die Kupfer dieses Titels oder wurden durch andere ersetzt; bei nachgedruckten Titeln auf anderem Papier weicht auch der Text von der Erstausgabe ab, z.B. ".dessen Wanderungen" oder ".mit dem Teufel durch die Welt." - Seiten tlw. etwas fleckig, sonst ein gutes Expl. - Als erste Originalausgabe sehr selten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        FARMACOLOGIA CHIRURGICA O CIENCIA DE MEDICAMENTOS EXTERNOS E INTERNOS PRECISOS PARA CURAR LAS ENFERMEDADES DE CIRUGIA

      - 1798 Imprenta Real, Madrid Trad. de Antonio Lavedan. 593 p. 21x15 cm. Enc. piel. Exterior poco fatigado. Alguna mancha de óxido. Firma de anterior propietario Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (cirugia, cirurgia, farmacia, medicina)

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        Culpeper's English Physician; and Complete Herbal To Which Are Now First Added, Upwards of One Hundred Additional Herbs with a Display of their Medicinal and Occult Properties ....

      London: Printed for the Author, n.d. (ca. 1798). 4to. xvi,296;232pp. The Herbal is followed by the Medical Part. With 20 full page plates, of which 20 are fully handcolored and the remaining either partially colored or uncolored. The Medical Section contains plates 30 through 40, all uncolored. Contemporary full calf, spine in six compartments with raised bands, red leather lettering label, gilt. The leather is well rubbed and cracked, with neat repairs to the hinges and corners. Plate 7 has two small holes, the second plate in the Medical Section is soiled, and has been mounted and trimmed, else the plates are in fine condition, They are not bound in their numerical order but all are present. As for the text block, there is a closed marginal tear at p. 59, a small wormhole in the text of pp. 81-91, an old repair to p. 232 and some staining to pp. 203-204, some corners are bent, else the text block is in very good condition. The approximate date of publication is taken from the Preface which is dated "In the Year of Masonary 5798", i.e., approximately 1798 A.D. See Walleriana, 2241. Good.

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        ROM. "Arc de Constantin". Blick auf den antiken Triumphbogen, im Hintergrund das Kolosseum. Im Vordergrund ländliche Staffage.

      - Sepia-Aquarell über Feder, mit hellgrünem Aquarellrand, von Angelo Uggeri, Rom 1798, 18 x 25 cm. Thieme-Becker XXXIII, S. 540. - Angelo Uggeri (1754 - 1837) lebte seit 1788 in Rom und lieferte die Vorlagen für zahlreiche Kupferstiche. - Tadellos erhalten, aufwendig montiert und gerahmt.

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        Essai sur la théorie des nombres.

      Paris: Duprat, 1797-1798. A fine copy of the first book entirely dedicated to number theory. The work contains Legendre's discovery of the law of quadratic reciprocity, which Gauss referred to as the 'golden theorem' and for which he published six proofs in his Disquisitiones arithmeticae (1801). ❧Norman 1325; Parkinson Breakthroughs 231. "The theory of numbers in the eighteenth century remained a series of disconnected results. The most important works in the subject were Euler's Anleitung zur Algebra (1770) and Legendre's Essai sur la théorie des nombres (1798)." (Kline). "Legendre was one of the most prominent mathematicians of Europe in the 19th Century... His texts were very influential. In 1798 he published his Theory of Numbers, the first book devoted exclusively to number theory. It underwent several editions, but was soon to be superseded by Gauss' Disquisitiones arithmeticae "Many of Legendre's results were found independently by Gauss, and serious priority disputes arose between them. Legendre's proofs, moreover, left much to be desired, even by mid-18th-century standards. For example, he discovered the law of quadratic reciprocity, unaware of Euler's prior discovery, and gave a proof based on what he viewed as a self-evident fact, namely the existence of infinitely many primes in any arithmetic progression an + b (n = 1, 2, 3, ..., with a and b relatively prime). This was a very difficult result, proved subsequently by Dirichlet using deep methods of analysis. Legendre was chagrined when Gauss, who gave a rigorous proof, claimed the result as his own. In connection with this law, Legendre introduced the useful and celebrated Legendre symbol (a/p) (it does not denote division), with p an odd prime and a an integer not divisible by p : (a/p) = 1 if x2 ≡ a (mod p) is solvable and (a/p)=-1 if it is not. In terms of this symbol, the law of quadratic reciprocity can be stated succinctly as (p/p)(q/p) = (-1)(p-1)(q-1)/4" (Kleiner, Excursions in the History of Mathematics, pp. 17-18). 4to (258 x 193 mm ), pp [i-v] vixxii [2:errata] 472, [56:tables], [2:publisher's catalogue], contemporary and unrestored French gilt-ruled calf, all edges colored in red, red leather spine label, some light wear and rubbing, a piece of leather scratched from the rear board, book plate presenting the book as a prize, three interesting manuscript leaves with mathematical contents laid in, fine and clean throughout.

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        CHARTE VON CISALPINIEN NACH ASTRONOMISCHEN BESTIMMUNGEN UND ANDERN HULFSMITTELN ENTWORFEN VON F.L. GUFSEFELD

      Italia settentrionale 1798 - Carta della Repubblica Cisalpina, coloritura coeva. Primo stato di tre.Bibliografia: Bibliografia: Davoli, Sanfelici, p. 34, n° 10 mm 465x578

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        Géométrie descriptive. Leçons données aux écoles normales, l'an 3 de la République, par Gaspard Monge, de l'Institut national.

      - Paris, Baudouin, An VII (1798-1799). In-4, (8)-132 pp. et 25 pl., reliure de l'époque demi-basane, dos orné (dos frotté, coins émoussés, quelques rousseurs). Ex-libris manuscrit : Frédéric Duroyer, 1808. Edition originale. Complet des 25 planches gravées dépliantes. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        [K366, 489]. Idomeneo, Rè di Creta, Opera seria in tre Atti... Idomeneus König von Creta, eine ernsthafte Oper in drey Aufzügen... No. 51. Pr: Fr 21. [Piano-vocal score]

      Bonn: Simrock [PN 51], [1798]. Oblong folio. Modern half dark blue morocco with black textured paper boards, early decorative cut-paper label with manuscript titling inlaid to upper, spine with titling gilt. 1f. (title), [i] (cast list, table of contents, credits of German translation to "Herrn v. Apell... Intendanten des Hoftheaters zu Cassel," and advertisement), 2-183, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. With overpaste to foot of title: "In Frankfurt am Mayn, bey J. C. Gayl. weissadler-Gasse Lit. F. No. 14." Occasional annotations (including accidentals and notational corrections; literals in German) in pencil, especially to pp. 88-89 (no. 14), pointing to a performance transposed to E-flat major (instead of E major). Abrasion affecting first measure of p. 9. Former owner's signature to upper right corner of front endpaper erased, with "S[einem] l[ieben] Karl zu Weihnachten 1912. E." in ink below erasure. Some soiling and offsetting; most leaves with minor dampstaining and, from page 158, with some holes and tears professionally repaired; small stabholes to upper inner margins. Published one year after the first edition. Köchel 6 p. 372. Hoboken 11, 111 (later issue, with price "Fl. 9," pointing to a date after 1814). Hirsch IV, 39 (later issue, with price "9 fl.," pointing to a date after 1814, and catalogue to final page). RISM M4192 (not distinguishing among issues). In the present edition the duet "Spiegarti non poss'io" (K489), composed for the 1786 performance in Vienna, replaces the original 1781 duet "S'io non moro" in act 3. The German text is by David August von Apell (1754-1832).

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        The Poetry of various Glees, Songs, &c. as performed at the Harmonists. [and] The Poetry of various Glees, Songs, &c. as performed at the Harmonists.

      2 works in one. London: Printed at the Philanthropic Reform, 1798 -1813. 2 works in one, 8vo, pp. [4], viii, [5]–115, [1], with an engraved frontispiece by William Staden Blake (cut down and mounted); vii, [1], 64; a little spotting in the second work, with inkspots to p. 13; some light foxing, a couple of short tears to the first two leaves in the first work; early nineteenth-century black morocco, all edges gilt. Of interest for the frontispiece signed “Blake sc. Change Alley” by William Staden Blake who was one of a number of William Blakes working as an engraver in London c. 1800. “By the end of the eighteenth century, the fashionable nature of the glee ‘created a desire among amateurs to emulate more professionally constituted clubs. In London this led to the formation of the Harmonists Society. According to his own account, the principal mover behind the new club was R. J. S. Stevens [composer, and later Gresham Professor of Music], who at the start of 1794 was approached by “a few Musical Amateurs” who expressed to him a desire to have an occasional meeting at which they would “dine together and have vocal music afterwards” … Initially the society consisted of twenty-four members, the number increasing to thirty-two by April 1796 and forty by October 1798. Originally twelve meetings a year were held, but by 1798, in inverse proportion to the growth in membership, this had been reduced to six. Concerts were directed from the keyboard by Stevens, who was assisted by the young composer Thomas Attwood, best remembered today as a pupil and friend of Mozart’ (Robins, Catch and Glee Culture, p. 83).” (note by Simon Beattie) Keynes, Blake Studies (2nd. ed.) chapter V “Engravers Called Blake”, p. 46 et seq.

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        Paradoxa, grösstentheils militärischen Inhalts.

      Kl.8, XVL, 292 S., OKart. d. Zeit, goldgepr. Deckel u. Rückenschildchen., Berieben, Kapitale min. lädiert, Titelei min. stockfleckig, sonst in sehr gutem Zustand. Dritte, gänzlich umgearbeitete und sehr vermehrte Auflage. Mit Widmung des Autors: Seinem verehrungswürdigen und theuren Gönner dem Kgl. General-Maior von Holtzendorff verehrt dieses Exemplar zum Andenken - der Verfaßer.Mit handschriftlichen Kopien der Widmungsschreiben von König Friedrich Wilhelm: Mein lieber Major von Brenkenhoff. Die Gedanken über verschiedene militärische und andere Gegenstände, welche Ihr in Eurem Paradoxon dem Publikum mitteilt, haben Mir eine angenehme Unterhaltung gewährt. Ich bin Euch daherfür die Aufmerksamkeit, mit welcher Ihr Mir dieses Produkt Eures Geistes übersandt habt, verbunden, und versichere Euch, daß Ich dagegen stets seyn werde, Euer wohlaffectionirter König. Potsdam, Friedrich Wilhelmden 11.Mai 1798.Und der Königin Luise: Ich kann nicht länger, mein lieber Major von Brenkenhoff, Ihnen für die mirmittelst Schreibens vom 7. dieses Monats übermachte Schrift, die Ihren Kenntnissen und Ihrem Herzen, so vorzügliche Ehre macht, und in welcher ich mit wahremVergnügen gelesen habe, hiermit meinen besonderen Dank abzustatten die Mittheilung derselben ist mir äußerstangenehm gewesen, da ich solche als einen unverkennbaren Beweiß Ihrer attention anzusehen Ursache habe, so füge ich zu meiner Erkenntlichkeit noch die Versicherung, daß ich unausgesetzt verbleibe Ihre affectionirte Königin Luise. Potsdam den 14. Mai, 1798Leopold Schönberg v. B. (1750 -1799), Sohn des Franz Balth. Schönberg v. Brenkenhoff, war Offizier im sächsischen, dann im preußischen Heer. Das Buch Paradoxa... erschin 1780 zum ersten Mal. Dieses kleine Büchlein ist voll guter und gut gesagter Gedanken, und wir rathen jedem jungen Officier an, sie aufmerksam durchzulesen... (Allgemeine deutsche Bibliothek, Band 60).

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        Ruinen der Bibliothek der Villa des Hadrian, 1798

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: Unterhalb der Darstellung in der Druckplatte signiert, datiert und bezeichnet: "J.C. Reinhart fece Roma 1798 | Avanzi della Bibliotheca in Villa Adriana". Werkverzeichnis: Nagler 12, Nr. 8; Andresen I, Nr. 74; Feuchtmayr Abb. 392; Fichter Nr. 22; Köln 1974, Nr. 28. Serie: Mahlerisch radirte Prospecte von Italien, von Johann Christian Reinhart, Jakob Wilhelm Mechau und Albert Christoph Dies. Grösse: 24,3 x 35,5 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: 39,1 x 49,4 cm (Papier). 27,8 x 37,9 cm (Plattenmaß). Beschreibung: Das üppig bewachsene dreistöckige Gebäude stellt die Griechische Bibliothek dar. Die Öffnung der Landschaft rechts davon ist eine freie Zutat des Künstlers, die den tatsächlichen örtlichen Gegebenheiten widerspricht. Das kompositionelle Schema verbindet sich mit dem wirklichkeitstreuen Abbild eines archäologischen Sachverhalts. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Von der Weltseele

      Eine Hypothese der höhern Physik zur Erklärung des allgemeinen Organismus. E.A. Bey Friedrich Perthes. Hamburg. 1798. XIV, 327 S.+1 Bl. Druckfehler. (Na.)(Fleck auf dem Titelblatt)(ab S. 293 untere Ecke tintenfleckig). Pp. d. Zt. m. ornamentaler Rü.-Vergoldung.Sonst innen gut erhalten, Bindung fest.. Friedrich Perthes. Hamburg. 1798. Guter Zustand/Good condition. Pappeinband der Zeit der Entstehung/Hardcover. Namensstempel. Sprache: deutsch/german.

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        OBSERVATIONS ON THE ZOONOMIA OF ERASMUS DARWIN, M.D.

      Edinburgh: Printed Mundell & Son, et al., 1798. FIRST EDITION. A scarce book in any form, this is a rare copy in the publisher's temporary binding of the boldly critical response to a book that was an early forerunner of evolutionary theory. According to its preface, that earlier work, "Zoonomia," written by the grandfather of Charles Darwin, presents a system of taxonomy as well as broader theories about "the laws of organic life." The most prescient section from an evolutionary standpoint was Darwin's chapter "Of Generation," which expounds a theory of reproduction suggesting that "all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which the great first cause endued with animality." This partly medical, partly philosophical approach must have struck a chord with the young Thomas Brown (1778-1820), a poet and philosopher who also underwent medical training. These dual interests are reflected in the present work, which the DNB calls a "David-and-Goliath challenge." In Brown's "Observations," the author rejects much of the materialist underpinnings of Darwin's work, including his theory of transmutation found in the controversial chapter noted above. Brown was certainly not Darwin's only critic on this point, but his argument is particularly noteworthy because the objections he raised were not based on religious grounds (as so many of these rebuttals tended to be), but rather emanated from an analytical and logical progression of thought. The author also challenges Darwin on a number of medical matters treated in "Zoonomia," including vertigo, sleep, drunkenness, nutrition, and madness. This is a surprisingly uncommon book in the marketplace, with ABPC and RBH listing just a single copy sold at auction since 1976.. 225 x 140 mm. (8 7/8 x 5 1/2"). xxiv, 560 pp. FIRST EDITION. Original blue paper boards, paper label on spine, edges untrimmed (small, expert repair to lower joint). Boards a bit soiled, rear joint cracked (board wobbly but still attached), one leaf with a three-inch curving tear into text (no loss), occasional minor marginal smudges or light foxing, otherwise AN EXCELLENT COPY, clean and fresh internally, with wide margins, and with the original publisher's temporary binding surprisingly well preserved. A scarce book in any form, this is a rare copy in the publisher's temporary binding of the boldly critical response to a book that was an early forerunner of evolutionary theory. According to its preface, that earlier work, "Zoonomia," written by the grandfather of Charles Darwin, presents a system of taxonomy as well as broader theories about "the laws of organic life." The most prescient section from an evolutionary standpoint was Darwin's chapter "Of Generation," which expounds a theory of reproduction suggesting that "all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which the great first cause endued with animality." This partly medical, partly philosophical approach must have struck a chord with the young Thomas Brown (1778-1820), a poet and philosopher who also underwent medical training. These dual interests are reflected in the present work, which the DNB calls a "David-and-Goliath challenge." In Brown's "Observations," the author rejects much of the materialist underpinnings of Darwin's work, including his theory of transmutation found in the controversial chapter noted above. Brown was certainly not Darwin's only critic on this point, but his argument is particularly noteworthy because the objections he raised were not based on religious grounds (as so many of these rebuttals tended to be), but rather emanated from an analytical and logical progression of thought. The author also challenges Darwin on a number of medical matters treated in "Zoonomia," including vertigo, sleep, drunkenness, nutrition, and madness. This is a surprisingly uncommon book in the marketplace, with ABPC and RBH listing just a single copy sold at auction since 1976.

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        Catalogue d'une Tres-Belle et Riche collection de Tableaux qui composoient le cabinet de feu P. J. Doncker, en son vivant Peintre et Amateur; Dont la vente se sera publiquement (en argent de change et le sol au florin) le 17 Prairial, an 6 (5 Juin 1798, v. s.) a la Salle de ventes, dite La Balance, sur la grande Place, a Bruxelles, No. 348, Sect. 8. Lesquels seront a voir deux jours avant la vente à ladite salle depuis neuf heures du matin jusqu'a midi et l'apres-midi depusi deux jusqu'a cinq heures

      Brussels: De l'Imprimerie de M. J. G. Simon, près Bon-Secours, chez qui ce catalogue se distribue, moyennant deux sols France pour les pauvres, 1798. First Edition. Very good antiquarian condition. 8vo; 22 pp. + 1 f. (blank), 94 lots of paintings, all but the last 16 lots priced in contemporary manuscript. Fore-edge uncut, slightly ragged, and beginning to curl affecting legibility of a few MS prices. On title-page 1 cm. of outer margin has toned to brown, a few leaves carelessly opened (not affecting text). Our copy does not have the 4-page Supplement which is present in the INHA copy. Recent sympathetic wrappers. Priced copy of the sale catalogue of the relatively small, now very little known collection formed by P.J. Doncker which included no less than thirteen paintings by David Teniers. That this sale catalogue is not recorded in the Getty Provenance Database (sic) and almost nothing is known about this collector invites further scholarly inquiry. The significant Jordaens finished sketch of Apollonia is lot 33 (now at the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam). Lot 1 is the Philips Wouwerman "Landscape with a Hawking Party Stopped by a River" (ca. 1650) which is recorded by Smith vol. IX, Supplement, p. 227, no. 258, and Hofstede de Groot, vol. II, p. 472, no. 695 (with Sphinx Fine Art 2015). Lots 83-94 consist of art reference books which indicate that the collector was more of an "amateur" than a "peintre." That art sale catalogues with prices and buyer's names were prized even in the 18th-century is attested by the auctioneer's notes for Lot 87 ("Le catalogue de monsieur Verhulst avec les prix et les noms des acheteurs") and Lot 88 ("Un paquet de catalogues avec dex prix, tant de Hollande que de la France"). OCLC finds only the KMSKA copy; to this census we add an example located at the KM Belgium (Brussels). Lugt 5773. Ours is the only copy currently on the market.

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        NIGHT THOUGHTS BY EDWARD YOUNG, D.D. WITH THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR, AND NOTES CRITICAL & EXPLANATORY

      Printed for J. Johnson 1798 - 254 x 156 mm. (10 x 6 1/8"). 1 p.l., 22 pp., [1] leaf, 364 pp. CONTEMPORARY ACID-TREATED CALF BY CHARLES HERING (his ticket on verso of front free endpaper), covers framed by onlaid black morocco tooled with gilt floral rolls, central panel with large stencilled urn on a speckled ground, raised bands, spine compartments with gilt rule border and foliate cornerpieces as well as an oval urn-and-palm-frond centerpiece stamped in black, black and red morocco labels, turn-ins with gilt Greek key roll, brown endpapers with gilt floral frames, all edges gilt (front joint expertly renewed). Engraved title page, engraved frontispiece portrait, and eight engraved plates, all but one with tissue guards. Rear joint, backstrip, and extremities a bit rubbed, spine a little crackled, faded, and abraded, title page and plates a bit foxed, leaves a little browned at edge; not without condition issues, but still a carefully restored volume with most of its original considerable appeal intact. Even with its imperfections, this is an appealing example of the stencilled binding popular at the close of the 18th century but infrequently seen today. The funereal design of the stencils is well suited to the somber subject matter of the most frequently published English poem of the 18th century, here in a luxurious illustrated edition. Edward Young (1683-1765) began his immensely popular "Night Thoughts" in 1742 as an outlet for his grief over the death of his wife, step-daughter, and son-in-law. It is imbued with melancholy and prefigures the gothic taste of the following century. According to P. J. M. Marks' account of "The Edwards of Halifax Bindery," a number of binderies at the end of the 18th century experimented with decorative techniques using acid. "Designs were . . . made by sprinkling, marbling, staining and the use of stencils," with some of the designs (as here) incorporating images, especially of classical objects. Even with its imperfections, this is an appealing example of the stencilled binding popular at the close of the 18th century but infrequently seen today. The funereal design of the stencils is well suited to the somber subject matter of the most frequently published English poem of the 18th century, here in a luxurious illustrated edition. Edward Young (1683-1765) began his immensely popular "Night Thoughts" in 1742 as an outlet for his grief over the death of his wife, step-daughter, and son-in-law. It is imbued with melancholy and prefigures the gothic taste of the following century. According to P. J. M. Marks' account of "The Edwards of Halifax Bindery," a number of binderies at the end of the 18th century experimented with decorative techniques using acid. "Designs were . . . made by sprinkling, marbling, staining and the use of stencils," with some of the designs (as here) incorporating images, especially of classical objects.

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        An account of travels into the interior of Southern Africa, in the years 1797 and 1798.

      2 Bände. Mit 8 colorierten Aquatinta-Tafeln sowie 9 (davon 3 color.) gefalteten gestochenen Karten. Complete Set. - Barrow gibt eine ausgezeichnete Beschreibung von Fauna, Flora, Geologie, Mineralogie, etc. Er "gab als erster eine vollständige Beschreibung der Kap-Kolonie, deren Umfang man auch durch ihn erst kennenlernte. Die Vollendung der nördlichen Grenzlinie war eine der Hauptaufgaben seiner Reisen gewesen. Seine auf eigenen Beobachtungen fußende Karte leitete eine Wende in der karthographischen Darstellung Süd-Afrikas ein... Sie war die erste gedruckte Karte, die das zentrale Kapland in den Grundzügen richtig wiedergab" (Henze I, 173. - 010

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        De la résolution des équations numériques de tous les degrés.

      Paris, Duprat, 1798, an VI. ____ Edition originale. Une grande partie de ce texte avait été publiée dans les Mémoires de l'Académie de Berlin (en 1769 et des additions en 1770). Lagrange y a ajouté de longues notes qui occupent plus de la moitié du volume. Smith I, 486: "It is probably that this more profoundly influenced later mathematical research that did that of any of his contemporaries, although it was an era of giants in this field." Provenances : Exemplaire de prix, avec une grande étiquette reliée dans le volume : "Au travail et au mérite", 1er prix de mathématiques de François Dégéac, élève au Collège Sainte-Barbe, à Marennes, en 1804. - Ex-libris héraldique gravé du Marquis Prosper de Chasseloup -Laubat, Ministre de la Marine et des Colonies de Napoléon III. Accrocs à la coiffe supérieure, reliure frottée avec des pertes de cuir le long d'une charnière. DSB 7, 566. ***** First edition. In-4. [255 x 194 mm] Collation : VIII, 268 pp. Basane marbrée, dos orné, tranches mouchetées, étiquette de titre rouge. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        The Dinner

      Etching and aquatint with original handcolouring Image 437 x 547 mm, Plate 460 x 570 mm, Sheet 465 x 575 mm A number of inebriated men raise a toast in a grandly decorated dining room, led by a young man standing on his chair. In an attempt at standing, a figure at the far right falls over backwards. An excess of empty bottles litter the floor on the left, highlighting that this toast comes at the end of a long and drunken meal. A cheery looking guest has been depicted standing beside the fallen gentleman uncorking another bottle, insinuating that this debauched affair is far from over. An impression is in the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827) was one of the most accomplished and prolific of English professional draughtsmen. Admired for his satirical wit, he excelled as a caricaturist as well as an illustrator of books. Best known for such works as The Microcosm of London and The Three Tours of Doctor Syntax, which he illustrated for Rudolph Ackerman. One of the finest exponents of pen line in the history of British art.

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        Enquiry (Inquiry) Concerning Political Justice, and Its Influence on Morals and Happiness Third Edition In Two Volumes

      London: G.G. And J. Robinson (1793), 1798. Third Edition, Corrected. Quarter Morocco. Fine Books. 8 5/8" Tall. Third (Corrected Edition. Two Volumes. Marbled Boards, Skillfully And Beautifully Bound In Modern Quarter Morocco With Morocco Tips, Red Morocco Labels, Compartments On Spine With Gilt Decorations And Rules. Half-Title To Volume I Is Present. Printing And Mind Of Man Title (For First Edition). In Revising The First Edition Of Political Justice (1793) In 1796, Godwin Remarked That He Had Not Yielded "A Proper Attention To The Empire Of Feeling." He Further Thought That "Not Only The Passions Of Men, But Their Judgments, Are To A Great Degree The Creatures Of Their Sympathy." These Judgments Contradict His Earlier Opinions In The First Edition That Reason Alone Can Determine Human Action. Godwin Regarded This Third Corrected Edition (1798) As His Final Thoughts.

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        Ansicht des Domplatzes zu Kölln.

      - Kolorierter Kupferstich 1798 v. Johann Ziegler (1750 - 1812 ) n. Laurenz Janscha ( 1749 - 1812 ) aus Fünfzig malerische Ansichten des Rhein-Stromes von Speyer bis Düsseldorf. b. Artaria, Wien, 29 x 44,5 cm Prachtansicht des Domes von Südosten mit dem Priesterseminar und der Kirche Sankt Johann Evangelist. M.Schmitt -Illustrierte Rhein-Beschreibungen- Nr. 114. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Gesamtansicht ('Ansicht von Mannheim - Vue de Mannheim.').

      - aquarellierte Umrissradierung v. Johann Ziegler n. Lorenz Janscha aus Malerische Ansichten des Rheinstromes von Speyer bis Düsseldorf b. Artaria u. Comp. in Wien, 1798, 29,5 x 43,5 Schefold, Alte Ansichten aus Baden 30153. - Sehr fein ausgeführte Umrissradierung.

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        Physikalisches Wörterbuch oder Erklärung der vornehmsten zur Physik gehörigen Begriffe und Kunstwörter so wohl nach atomistischer als auch nach dynamischer Lehrart betrachtet mit kurzen beygefügten Nachrichten von der Geschichte der Erfindungen und Beschreibungen der Werkzeuge in alphabetischer Ordnung. 7 Bände. Mit 5 gefalt. Kupfern in 1. Band; 5 gefalt. Kupfern in 2. Band; 5 gefalt. Kupfern in 3. Band; 5 gefalt. Kupfern in 4. Band; 3 gefalt. Kupfern in 5. Band; 5 gefalt. Kupfern in 6. Band u. gestochenem Verfassersporträt in 7. Band.

      Göttingen: Johann Christian Dietrich 1798 - 1806 HLDr. der Zeit, viii, [3], 998 S.; 988 Seiten, 916 Seiten, 894 Seiten, 782 Seiten, 819 S.; vi, [3], 332 Seiten, 8°, Einbände berieben und abgegriffen. Rückendeckel des ersten Teils abgerissen und frei beigefügt. Rückendeckel beim zweiten, dritten, vierten, Band teilweise eingerissen und beim fünften - siebten leicht gebrochen. Titelblätter mehrfach gestempelt, alte handgeschriebene Besitzersignaturen. Exlibris auf dem Vorsatz. Seiten stellenweise altersgebräunt, bzw. fleckig, seltene Wurmfraßspuren, sonst guter Zustand.Alte Drucke, Physik, Lexika

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        An Essay on the Comparative Advantages of Vertical and Horizontal Wind-Mills: containing A description of an horizontal Wind-Mill and Water-Mill, upon a new construction; and explaining the manner of applying the same principle to pumps, sluices, methods for moving boats or vessels, &c. &c. With plates.

      Printed for Messrs. I. and J. Taylor. 1798 [2], viii, [2], 66, [2]pp, 2 engraved folding plates. 8vo. Titlepage a little dusted. Disbound & partially unopened.ESTC T12232, BL, Bodleian, Royal Society & Derby in the UK; 5 copies in North America. Robert Beatson, 1742-1818, was born in Fifeshire, a friend of Adam Smith, educated for a military profession, and on the titlepage announces himself as late of His Majesty's Corps of Royal Engineers. He took out a patent on his invention, and a model of it was exhibited in London. The advertisement leaf notes that the model can be seen at his address, 15 Great Wind-Mill Street, London. He was a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, where he died January 24, 1818, aged 87. Three volumes of manuscripts, entitled Beatson's Collections, are in the library of the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh, but there is no copy of this work recorded in ESTC in any Scottish library.

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        Des Fra Paolino da San Bartolomeo Reise nach Ostindien. Aus dem Französischen. Mit Anmerkungen von Johann Reinhold Forster. Mit einem Kupfer.

      Berlin, Vossische Buchhandlung 1798 - 8°. 20,5 cm. X, 483 Seiten. Brauner Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Reihentitel und Bandnummer auf blauem/beigem Lederschildchen. (= Magazin von merkwürdigen neuen Reisebeschreibungen aus fremden Sprachen übersetzt und mit erläuternden Anmerkungen begleitet. Fünfzehnter Band). Erste Ausgabe. Mit einem Kupferstich. Mit dem Titelblatt der Reihe, Titelblatt und nach der Vorrede und Inhaltsverzeichnis mit weiterem Titelblatt, darauf wird die Übersetzung aus dem Italienischen angegeben. Sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Storia di Milano

      Nella Stamperia di Giuseppe Marelli, In Milano 1798 - 2 voll. in-4 gr. (310x240 mm.), di pp. XII, 519, (1); cc (2), pp. 475, (1); pianta topografica di Milano e 7 tavole fuori testo incise dal Cagnoni. Esemplare a margini massimi in barbe e intonsi di impareggiabile freschezza, impresso su carta forte. Legatura in cartonato rustico con titoli manoscritti al dorso. Prima edizione di questa celebre monografia cui l'intellettuale milanese consacrò oltre cinque anni di studi e ricerche. Il secondo volume, pubblicato 15 anni appresso al primo, fu compilato da Verri solo fino al 1524; la parte che segue è fatica di Antonio Francesco Frisi, canonico del Duomo di Monza e fratello del più noto Paolo, astronomo e matematico. Bibliografia: Hoepli, 967. Predari, 198. Bianchi, Catalogo delle opere di Pietro Verri, pp. 59-60. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Coffee Planter of Saint Domingo

      

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        His Excellency George Washington Lieut. Genl. of the Armies of the United States of America

      Baltimore: Ferrai & Dupin. unbound. Stipple engraving. Sheet measures 12.75" x 9". This circa 1798 print features a half length portrait of George Washington. Washington is seen here dressed in military uniform sitting on a chair holding a plan. His sword rests on his right arm while his hat is placed on a table next to him. A medal from the Society of Cincinnati hangs from his left lapel. In the background rows of military tents are visible.<br><br>The head of Washington is based on the Gilbert Stuart's "Anthenaeum". Engraved by John Galland after F. Bartoli. This is the 2nd state of this print, which can be recognized by the name of the publisher Ferrai and Dupin. Dedication to Commodore John Barry is included. Below the image is an eagle with a crest with the motto of the United States, "E Pluribus Unum".<br><br>In good condition with thin left and right margins. Top margin cut off. Some edge wear and closed verso repairs. Damage over the word "Dupin" in lower right. Minor wear along original centerfold. Hard to find.

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        The Reports of the Society for Bettering the Condition and Increasing the Comforts of the Poor. Vol. I.

      printed for the Society by W. Bulmer and Co. And sold by J. Hatchard [and 16 others], London 1798 - 8vo. [211 x 130 x 30 mm]. [4]ff, xxii, 446 pp. Bound in contemporary tree calf, smooth spine divided into six panels by gilt double filelts and a chain roll, lettered in the second panel on a red goatskin label and numbered in the fourth, the edges of the boards hatched in gilt, plain endleaves, sprinkled edges. A fine copy of the first six reports of the Society, originally issued separately in 1797 and 1798. A second volume, comprising reports 7-12, was published in 1800 and the series continued with the 40th report being published in 1817. ESTC records only seven copies of this first volume (which it regards as a separate entry), at Bishopsgate Institute, British Library, National Library of Scotland, Senate House Library, John Rylands Library, Wellcome Institute and UCLA. There is a note that the first report has a title-page but it has been discarded in this copy. Although numbered vol.1 on the title and the spine this volume may have always stood alone. There is a pencil inscription on the front free endleaf: "Mr. Haskins's respectful compliments to Mr. Reyner & begs his acceptance of the 1st vol. of the Reports of the Society devoted to the same exacted purposes to which Mr. Reyner has so successfullyapplied himself. Mr. H. will do himself the pleasure shortly of waiting on Mr. Reyner & requesting his opinion further on some points relating to the Poor". Neither Mr. Haskins nor Mr. Reyner are listed in the Appendix of List of Subscribers for 1797 and 1798 but J. Haskins Esq of Honiton subsequently subscribed £5/5/0 to the Society in 1798, 1799 and 1800. "The Bettering Society" although widely supported by philanthropic individuals, not least by members of the Clapham Sect, including William Wilberforce and Zachary Macaualy, was essentially the creation of Sir Thomas Bernard (1750-1818), the son of Sir Francis Bernard, Governor of Massachusetts. The reports cover a variety of causes and concerns - they open with accounts of a friendly society at Castle-Eden in Durham, a village shop at Mongewell in Oxford, an incorporated house of industry in Norfolk, a spinning school at Oakham in Rutland, a jail and house of correction at Dorchester and so on. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Blank Verse

      1798. First Edition . LAMB, Charles and LLOYD, Charles. Blank Verse. London: John and Arthur Arch (T. Bensley), 1798. 12mo, early 20th-century full blue-green morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $3500.First edition of Blank Verse, containing seven poems by Charles Lamb, listed by Lamb as his first real book, beautifully bound by Rivière &amp; Son.“No figure in literature is better known to us than Lamb. His writings, prose and verse, are full of personal revelationsÂ… He numbered among his earliest friends Coleridge, Southey, [and] WordsworthÂ… No man was ever more loved by a wide and varied class of friends” (DNB). While Lamb was admired by many for his literary efforts, he received little recognition during his lifetime. Whenever a work was received poorly, he would suffer periods of self-doubt and would ignore all matters literary. This was the case with Blank Verse, a collaborative effort with Charles Lloyd, to which Lamb contributed seven poems, several occasioned by the death of his mother and his aunt Sarah Lamb. Among these is perhaps his best-known verse, “The Old Familiar Faces.” Critics called the work “ludicrousÂ… the effusions of a young mind” (Monthly Magazine). At the same time, his friendship with Coleridge occasioned an unexpected public attack in the Anti-Jacobin Review, accompanied by a Gillray caricature of a toad and frog sitting together and reading a book entitled “Blank Verse, by Toad and Frog” (identified in the key as Lloyd and Lamb). LambÂ’s friend Robert Southey quipped, “I know not what poor Lamb has done to be croaking there.” Roff, 30-34. A fine copy, with only a few scattered spots of foxing, beautifully bound.

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        Friedrich Anton Bernkopf eines Badersohn aus Grätz gefahrvolle Seereise nach Ostindien, erlittene Schiffbrüche und andere traurige Begebenheiten.

      Grätz [Graz], Verlag Joh. Anbr. Kienreich 1798; (2. Aufl.); ca 17x11 cm; 120 Seiten mit 1 Titelvignette in Holzschnitt; einfacher Kartoneinband d. Zt. (Einband bestoßen und Kanten beschabt, Namenseintrag auf Seite [3], letztes Blatt mit kleiner [eigentlich unnötiger] Klebung eines kleinen Einrisses, Seiten am unteren Rand [finger-]fleckig, hinteres fliegendes Vorsatzblatt [leer] in alter Zeit erneuert; sonst guter Zustand) Seltene fiktive Reiseerzählung! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Niederrheinkarte von Kalkar-Grieth bis Rees-Haffen-Mehr.

      - Kupferstich b. Wiebeking, 1798-1807, 35 x 62 Die Karte mit Einzeichnungen aller kleinen Dörfer und teilweise mit Bauernhöfen (Bergswick, Haus Aspel, Androp, Spelldorp, Millingen, Bienen, Haldern, Wissel, Hönnepel, Hanselaer, Niedermörmter, Obermörmter etc.)

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        Berlin, oder Darstellung der interessantesten Gegenstände dieser Residenz. Ein Handbuch für Fremde und Einheimische. Mit einem neu entworffenen sauber illuminirten Grundriß von Sotzmann.

      Berlin 2. Auflage bey Wilhelm Oehmigke dem Jüngeren. 1798 - 8° ( 17,5 : 10,8 cm).Marmorierter Pappband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Papierbezug stärker abgerieben, Eckendurchstoßen. Gestochenes Frontispiz "Brandenburger Thor", gest. Titel mit Titelvignette, XXVIII, 228, 72 Seiten. Im Anfangsbereich stärker braunfleckig, dann abnehmend. Die farbige Karte nur in KOPIE beiliegend. Eher mäßig erhaltenes Exemplar. In der Einleitung von VIII auf XVII springend - kein Defekt, ein eingesehenEs zweites Exemplar genau so. - Im Inhalt u.a. mit einer Auflistung der vorzüglichsten Privatbibliotheken, Privatkabinette, Gemähldekabinette, FLUR [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        View in the Fort of Tritchinopoly

      1798. DANIELL, Thomas and William. View in the Fort of Tritchinopoly. [London]: Published as the Act directs by Thos. Daniell, December, 1798. Color-printed aquatint with hand-finishing on wove paper; plate size 25-1/2 by 19 inches. Matted and framed, entire item measures 34 by 28 inches. $4200.A lovely view from within the fortress at Trichinopoly, from Thomas and William Daniell's celebrated book Oriental Scenery, a color-printed aquatint finished by hand.The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is considered one of the finest illustrated works 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 13 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. The Daniells brought the romance of the English landscape to the antiquities of India and provided England with an accurate vision of this wondrous country.""Thomas Daniell devoted four aquatints to Trichinopoly, since the rock and fort had become a popular symbol of British military prowess in India. Muhammad Ali, whose claim as Nawab of the Carnatic the British favored, was besieged there by the FrenchÂ… The young Captain Robert Clive carried out a daring diversionÂ… and then in 1752 raised the siege of Trichinopoly in collaboration with Major Stringer LawrenceÂ… At the top of the rock is small mandapam or pavilion up to which the Daniells climbed and obtained a magnificent view of the surrounding countryside"" (Archer, Early Views of India, 111). Of this plate, Thomas Daniell wrote, ""The numerous flights of steps, and different buildings to be passed through, both open and enclosed, in ascending the rock, give an awful and grand effect to its approach. The buildings higher up are the Choultries attached to the temple, where devout persons resort after performing their religious duties."" Consisting of 144 views, published in six parts, the work was issued in seven stages: three sets of 24 plates titled Oriental Scenery with title dates of 1795, 1797, and 1801 (this plate was published in the second part); 12 plates titled Antiquities of India dated 1799; 24 plates titled Hindoo Excavations dated 1803; 24 plates titled Views in Hindoostan dated 1807; and 12 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 24 plates of Hindoo Excavations, which are after drawings by James Wales. See Abbey, Travel 420 (plate no. 47). Near-fine condition, a lovely Daniell plate beautifully framed.

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