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        South East View of Tritchinopoly

      , 1798. 1798. DANIELL, Thomas and William. South East View 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 of 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 French… The young Captain Robert Clive carried out a daring diversion… and then in 1752 raised the siege of Trichinopoly in collaboration with Major Stringer Lawrence… 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. 49). Near-fine condition, a lovely Daniell print beautifully framed.

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        Tableau élémentaire de l'histoire naturelle des animaux

      Paris, Baudouin, 1798. 1798, 1798, in-8, de XVI, 710 pp.. et 14 pl., reliure à dos lisse de basane, Edition originale du premier ouvrage de Cuvier, fondé sur le cours des lectures qu'il fut à l'école du Panthéon l'an précédent. Dans son 'Notice historique sur les ouvrages et la vie de M. le baron Cuvier' Duvernoy écrit des "immenses services que M. Cuvier a rendus à la partie systématique de l'histoire naturelle, en introduisant dans les classifications zoologiques la méthode de l'ensemble des rapports; en distribuant dans un mot, le règne animal... M. Cuvier publia en 1798 sous le titre 'Tableau élémentaire de l'histoire naturelle des animaux', le premier exemple de cette distribution, telle que son génie avait conçue". La préface et les planches ont été mal relié en début d'ouvrage. Mors fatigué, un mors fendu sur 5 centimètres

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        Vue à vol d'Oiseau de la Ville & du Port de Malte...

      1798. Veduta tratta dal "Voyage Pittoresque" seconda edizione del 1795/98. Acquaforte e bulino, leggera gora d'acqua al margine bianco sinistro, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Taken from the second edition of "Voyage pittoresque.." by Saint Non, 1795/98. Copperplate, in good conditon. Parigi Paris 370 290

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        Exposé des moyens de mettre en valeur et d'administrer la Guiane

      - Chez Du Pont, A Paris 1798, In-8 (12x20cm), xxiv, 237pp., relié. - Seconda edizione, rara, con una grande mappa pieghevole in fine. Binding mezzo vitello marrone anticato. Torna liscio decorato con cinque cimette e ruote. parte del titolo in marocchino rosso. Mancanza di coda. Attrito. Un angolo smussato. Un sottile restauro carta bassa mago del frontespizio, stesso testo su un altro foglio. Buona copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition, rare, avec une grande carte dépliante in fine. Reliure en demi veau brun d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 5 fleurons et de roulettes. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Un manque en queue. Frottements. Un coin émoussé. Une mince restauration de papier en mage basse de la page de titre, idem sur un autre feuillet de texte. Bon exemplaire. La première édition avait vu le jour en 1791, mais fut assez confidentielle. Celle-ci fut publiée l'année de la loi du 25 octobre 1797 qui déclare les colonies françaises partie intégrante de la République française. Le texte fut retouché pour s'adresser directement au Directoire. Lescallier passa 12 ans dans les colonies et 6 années en Guyanne. Le livre dresse un portrait fidèle de la Guyanne, de ses terres, des mines, du climat, et des moyens d'améliorer la colonie française. La préface qui est un plaidoyer vibrant pour l'abolition de l'esclavage et l'amélioration du sort des populations noires trouvera un premier écho dans la décision du Directoire d'abroger l'esclavage. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Die Ponte L'Acquoria in Tivoli, 1798

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: Unterhalb der Darstellung in der Druckplatte signiert, datiert und bezeichnet: "J.C. Reinhart fc Roma 1798 | Ponte Acquoreo a Tivoli". Werkverzeichnis: Nagler 12, Nr. 19; Andresen I, Nr. 75; Feuchtmayr Abb. 393; Fichter Nr. 23. Serie: Mahlerisch radirte Prospecte von Italien, von Johann Christian Reinhart, Jakob Wilhelm Mechau und Albert Christoph Dies. Gr

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        Geschichte von Amerika. Aus dem Englischen

      Leipzig, Weidmannische Buchhandlung, 1798 - 1801. 8 Bl., 574 S., 2 Bl., 618 S., 28 Bl., XVI, 206 S. Vollst

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        Fascinating Letter with secretarial signature 'Orazio Nelson', (Horatio, Viscount, 1758-1805, Admiral)]

      1798 - in Italian with translation, to Sir William HAMILTON (1730-1803, from 1764 British Ambassador at Naples, Husband of Emma Hamilton), saying that "as the greater part of the Squadron will be running down the Mediterranean, we will not need all the . wine and biscuit . previously ordered, so it will be possible to cancel what has not yet been got ready. I will settle all these matters if I can stay alive till . I see Naples again", he has "the satisfaction of telling with certainty that the French army is full of sickness caused by the heat, and by having nothing to drink except water - which will result in the greater part of them being buried in Egypt", ending "I am ever yours", 1 side 4to., no place but Aboukir Bay, 12th August (Translation) From Admiral Nelson to Sir William Hamilton. August 12 1798. My dear Sir, As the greater part of the Squadron will be running down the Mediterranean, we will not need all of the quantities of wine and biscuit which were previously ordered, so it will be possible to cancel what has not yet been got ready. I will settle all these matters if I can stay alive till the moment I see Naples again. I have the satisfaction of telling you with certainty that the French army is full of sickness caused by the heat, and by having nothing to drink except water - which will result in the greater part of them being buried in Egypt. I am ever yours [secretarial signature in the same hand] Horatio Nelson. Written only 11 days after the Battle of the Nile, 1st-3rd August 1798. Nelson had caught up with the French fleet at Aboukir Bay. In an epic battle he had destroyed or captured all but four of the French warships, which had fled, leaving Napoleon and his army ashore and unprotected. Having missed Napoleon on the first chase, Nelson had last revictualled at Syracuse in Sicily, leaving again for Egypt on 24th July. He was heavily reliant for supplies on Sir William Hamilton's good offices with Ferdinand IV. No doubt he envisaged a substantial campaign in Egypt. Now he is able to report that his fleet is returning and that anything so far prepared will suffice. Nelson's first dispatches home, on 5th August, were captured off Crete. This letter of the 12th August will have accompanied those carried next day on Mutine - the first to reach London. Nelson himself reached Naples on September 22nd, amid universal rejoicing. It was only the third time he had met Lady Hamilton, who fainted at the sight of the hero. Thereafter the Hamiltons cared for him while he slowly recovered his health and from the severe head wound he had sustained on the night of the battle.

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        THE PHILOSOPHICAL PRINCIPLES OF THE SCIENCE OF BREWING; Containing Theoretic Hints on an Improved Practice of Brewing Malt Liquors; And Statical Estimates of the Materials for Brewing, Or a Treatise on the Application and Use of the Saccharometer; Being New Editions of Those Treatises, Corrected, and Greatly Enlarged, With Several New and Interesting Particulars.

      Hull: Printed for the Author ... 1798. . 2nd Ed. in Collected Form. xxxvii + 458pp. + [x]. Folding frontis. Ex.-libris Chris Marchbanks. Some light browning, first four leaves and frontis. with minor worm holes to tail, original paper backed boards, some marking, some wear and sl. loss to spine. ESTC T18098. ‘Reprints, with separate titlepages, of ’Theoretic hints on an improved practice of brewing malt-liquors’, first published before 1777, and ’Statical estimates of the materials for brewing’, published in 1784.’ Inscribed ‘John Richardson’ to last leaf of text. With the ink stamp of Edward Wheeler Field purchased the Nottingham Brewery in 1879. John Richardson (1743–1815), brewer. ODNB ‘... by his own account he travelled throughout Britain and Europe while practising as a brewer, before settling in Hull and forming a partnership at the North Brewery, Wincolmlee, about 1783. A pioneer in bringing scientific measurement to brewing, he published two major books, Theoretic Hints on an Improved Practice of Brewing Malt-Liquors (1777) and Statical Estimates of the Materials for Brewing (1784). (These were bound together into one volume with consecutive pagination in 1788 as [the above]...’ US$666

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        Karte von der Mark Brandenburg nach den besten Specialkarten neu entworfen und herausgegeben im Jahr 1798. von der K. K. privileg. Schneider u. Weigelschen Kunst- und Buchhandlung. - Special-Charte des Ober Saechsischen Kreises, n

      - Kolorierter Kupferstich n. Carl Ludwig von Oesfeld & Daniel Friedrich Sotzman b. Schneider & Weigel in N

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        Mémoires d'Hyppolite Clairon, et réflexions sur la déclamation théâtrale; publiés par elle-même.

      Paris F Buisson "an VII de la République" () Format: 8° [4] II 360 S Dunkelgrüner Chagrinlederband der Zeit mit rotem goldgeprägten Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung gering beschabt und bestoßen leicht fleckig etwas angestaubt 1798 - Rarissimum - die "Edition originale"*** Erste Ausgabe, die französische Original-Ausgabe von außergewöhnlicher Seltenheit. Eine zweite, wesentlich häufigere Auflage war gleich im selben Jahr erschienen als "Seconde édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée", eine deutsche unberechtigte Ausgabe kam ebenfalls 1798 heraus und 1822 dann die zumeist heute zitierte und bekannte französische.Autorin ist die geniale Schauspielerin und Opernsängerin Claire Josèphe Hippolyte Leris de La Tude (1723-1803), die vor allem unter dem Namen "Mademoiselle Clairon" Weltruhm erlangte und wegen ihrer skandalträchigen, wiewohl überall taktvollen "Erinnerungen" als eine der wenigen Schriftstellerinnen ihrer Zeit die Genderforschung bis heute beschäftigt: "son jeu en était la perfection, et l'on disait d'elle ce que Dorat exprima si bien dans son poème de la déclaration théatrale: 'Tous, jusqu'à l'art, chez elle a de la vérité'. Presque tous les auteurs tragiques de ce temps, Du Belloy, Saurin, Marmontel, Voltaire même, eurent de grandes obligations à son talent Mlle Clairon avait une figure agréable, et surtout de la physionomie, cette autre beauté essentielle à la scène en 1799 parurent ses 'Mémoires', qui firent alors beaucoup de bruit. Quelques anectdotes bizarres, moins authentiques peut-être que conformes au goût du temps, contribuèrent à la vogue de l'ouvrage. Son véritable mérite était dans ses réflexions, pleines de tact, sur l'art théâtral et l'analyse des principaux rôltes que l'auteur avait joués" (Hoefer).Mademoiselle Clairon debütierte als Soubrette im Alter von 13 Jahren in der italienischen Komödie, trat auch als Tänzerin in der Oper auf und war von 1743-65 ein Star der Comédie Française. Von 1769-86 lebte sie als Geliebte des Markgrafen Alexander von Ansbach auf Schloss Triesdorf. Ihre Memoiren sind besonders interessant wegen der vielen Reflexionen über Schauspielkunst und über die Rollen, die ihren Ruhm begründeten. Ihre großen Erfolge errang sie als Darstellerin Voltairscher Dramen, die sie zum ersten Mal im historischen Kostüm spielte. Vorsatz mit zwei älteren Besitzvermerken, kaum gebräunt, insgesamt sehr sauber und durchgehend wohlerhalten. Schön gebundenes Exemplar dieses bemerkenswert seltenen Erstdrucks, der den meisten bedeutenden Bibliotheken fehlt. Cioranescu 19701. Brunet VI, 16203. Vgl. Gay-Lemonnier III, 18. Erste Ausgabe, die französische Original-Ausgabe [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The public laws of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, as revised by a committee, and finally enacted by the Honourable General Assembly, at their session in January, 1798. To which are prefixed, the Charter, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Constitution of the United States, and President Washington?s Address of September, 1796. Published by authority.

      Providence: Carter and Wilkinson, 1798. Hardcover. Fifth Revision. 8vo. 652p. Bound in full period sheep with gilt spine label. Binding is sturdy and attractive but reveals the usual signs of rubbing, wear, spots of discoloration, etc. The tail cap of the spine and a couple small spots along the outer joint are carefully repaired/restored. Interior pages show some age toning, scattered foxing, and mild damp staining. Several leaves display crease marks. The inside front cover and front fly-leaf contain a name and date ? ?Peleg Almy?s book 1798.? This is probably Peleg Almy (1761-1854) who was a resident of Rhode Island. This is the fifth revision of the Rhode Island laws. The first edition which appeared in 1719 was the earliest printed edition of Rhode Island law. [Sabin 70626].

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        Oeuvres, Revues, corrigées par l'Auteur, imprimées sur ses manuscrits autographes, et augmentées de la Langue des calculs, ouvrage posthume

      First collected edition. Contemporary light brown mottled calf. Spine with compartments and gilt fleurons, as well as green title and volume labels. Gilt roulette frame of leaves to covers. All edges yellow. Some head- and tail-pieces rubbed and damaged. A nice copy in its contemporary binding, to which has been added an engraved portrait of the author. de l'Imprimerie de Ch. Houel Paris An VI - 1798 in-8 (12x20cm) 23 volumes reliés

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        L’antique Rome ou description historique et pittoresque de tout ce qui concerne le peuple romain, dans ses costumes civiles, militaires et religieux, dans ses moeurs publiques et privées, depuis Romulus jusqu’à Augustule

      chez Deroy, 1798. 4to (cm. 24,8), 4 cc.nn., 221(3) pp. con 50 tavv. n.t. in bella coloritura d’epoca (di cui una in antiporta). Legatura coeva in piena pelle con fili e titolo oro su tassello al ds. (minime tracce d’usura). Carte di guardia marmorizzate. Lievi tracce di ossidazione altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Interessante opera che tratteggia costumi e ruolo di sacerdoti, aruspici, vestali, oratori, senatori, soldati, magistrati, gladiatori, ecc. Rossetti, 5510.

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        Flora pisana.

      Pisa, Pietro Giacomelli, 1798, due volumi o in-8vo (cm. 14 x 21) mezza pelle coeva, filetti e titoli in oro ai dorsi, pp. XII-(2)-485 + (4)-500 con 2 tavole ripiegate incise in rame fuori testo. Opera principale del botanico fiorentino (1769 - 1844), direttore dell'Orto Botanico di Pisa.

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        History of British Birds. The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. Vol 1. containing the history and description of land birds. [WITH] Vol 2. Containing the history and description of water birds. - 2 Volumes - FIRST EDITION

      Newcastle: Printed By Sol. Hodgson, for Beilby & Bewick: Sold By Them, and G. G. And J. Robinson, London., 1798 Vol. 1 - FIRST EDITION - SECOND STATE (1797 but 1798) - History and Description of Land Birds, pp xxx [ii], 335, [1]. / Vol.2 - TRUE FIRST EDITION (1804) - History and description of Water Birds, pp xx, 400. // Binding (full leather) are new and in perfect condition. Inside pages are clean and in good condition. Vol.II: Pages 155 to 158 are soiled, pages 159 to 164 are soiled on top corner. Inscription (dated 1865) on top of p. 21. Some spots on a few pages inside volume II. Photos available upon request. 2kg.

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        Beobachtungen und Wahrheiten nebst einigen Lehrsätzen, die einen hohen Grad von Wahrscheinlichkeit erhalten haben; als Stoff zur künftigen Entwerfung einer Theorie der Erde.

      Leipzig, Breitkopf und Härtel 1798.. Tit., 83 S. Karton d. Zt. Goed. VI, 242, 46; ADB VII, 166: "Forster?s letztes Werk, worin er noch einmal seine alte Fluthhypothese vorträgt, nun in Verbindung mit den damals modernen geologischen Ideen". - Umschlag etwas gebrauchsspurig. Titel gestempelt. Gebräunt.

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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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        An Essay on the Principle of Population, as it Affects the Future Improvement of Society. With Remarks on the Speculations of Mr. Godwin, M. Condorcet, and Other Writers.

      London: J. Johnson, 1798. First edition, rare, of this foundation work of modern economics, and the seed for Darwin's theory of natural selection. "Malthus' Essay was a crucial contribution to Darwin's thinking about natural selection when he returned in 1836 from the Beagle voyage. In July 1837 Darwin began his "Note book on Transmutation of Species," in which he wrote: "In October 1838, that is, fifteen months after I had begun my systematic enquiry, I happened to read for amusement "Malthus on Population," and being well prepared to appreciate the struggle for existence ... it at once struck me that under these circumstances favourable variations would tend to be preserved and unfavourable ones to be destroyed. The result would be the formation of a new species" (Life and Letters, I, 83). Later, in the Origin of Species, he wrote that the struggle for existence "is the doctrine of Malthus applied with manifold force to the whole animal and vegetable kingdoms; for in this case there can be no artificial increase of food, and no prudential restraint from marriage" (p. 63). Alfred Russel Wallace, who arrived at a worked-out formulation of the theory of evolution at almost precisely the same time as Darwin, acknowledged that "perhaps the most important book I read was Malthus's Principles of Population" (My Life, p. 232)" (DSB). "Without doubt the great watershed in the development of Darwin's evolutionary theory came with his reading of Malthus. Not only did Malthus provide a vital missing element, but it served to precipitate other, equally necessary, elements into their proper place in Darwin's thought. With but the one notable exception of 'divergence', from 1838 onwards Darwin was able to work with a clear formulation of his theory of natural selection" (Vorzimmer, p. 542). AE/RBH list only nine copies in non-rebacked contemporary bindings in the last 40 years. In 1796 William Godwin, a clergyman, social philosopher and journalist, had written The Enquirer, a popular book (in the sense both of non-technical and broadly read) summarizing a whole school of progressive thought owing much to the French philosopher Condorcet (for example, his Esquise d'un Tableau Historique des Progrès de l'Esprit Humain 1794). In The Enquirer Godwin promotes the idea of the perfectibility of man and society and of an equality among men driven by the economics of growth. Having proceeded upward from the savage, man will continue toward perfection as a law of nature. In Godwin's utopian economics, population growth means a growth in labor, growth is only good, and can only lead to greater wealth and improvement for all--provided, of course, that institutions (that is, the 'established order') change appropriately. "In this rebuttal of the Utopian views of William Godwin, Malthus reasoned that populations increase by geometrical proportion but food supply only increases arithmetically ... Malthus's suppositions, though reasonable, were largely intuitive. The first edition of the Essay contains no supporting numerical data (although this was supplied in the greatly expanded second edition of 1803) ... Nevertheless, the Essay exerted great influence upon socio-economic theorists from Ricardo to Mill to Marx ... and played a well-documented role in both Darwin and Wallace's development of the theory of natural selection. Malthus's work remains an inspiration for all those who wish to limit population growth" (Norman). "Thomas Robert Malthus, for most of his life professor of modern history and political economy at the East India Company College, Haileybury, was one of the founders of modern economics. His Essay was originally the product of a discussion with his father on the perfectibility of society. Malthus senior, who had been a friend of Rousseau, was a supporter of the utopian views of Godwin and others, but he recognized the force of his son's refutation of these views, and urged him to publish. Thus the first edition was essentially a fighting tract, but later editions were considerably altered and grew bulkier as Malthus defended his views against a host of critics. "The central idea of the essay -- and the hub of Malthusian theory -- was a simple one. The population of a community, Malthus suggested, increases geometrically, while food supplies increase only arithmetically. If the natural increase in population occurs the food supply becomes insufficient and the size of the population is checked by 'misery' -- that is the poorest sections of the community suffer disease and famine. Malthus recognized two other possible checks to population expansion: first vice -- that is, homosexuality, prostitution and abortion (all totally unacceptable to Malthus); and second 'moral restraint' -- the voluntary limitation of the production of children by the postponement of marriage. This was the solution to the population problem that Malthus advocated. The Essay was highly influential in the progress of thought in early nineteenth-century Europe. This simple generalization on population increase, and the social policy Malthus advocated were widely discussed. 'Parson' Malthus, as Cobbett dubbed him, was, for many, a monster and his views were often grossly misinterpreted. The socialists universally opposed him -- both Marx and Engels later condemned his theories -- and the conservatives, while glad of a defence against the spread of revolutionary ideas from the Continent, never fully accepted his ideas. But his influence on social policy, whether for good or evil, was considerable. The Malthusian theory of population came at the right time to harden the existing feeling against the Poor Laws and Malthus was a leading spirit behind the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834. "The simplicity of the central idea of the Essay also caught the imagination of thinkers in other fields. Paley was a convert to the Malthusian view, and both Darwin and Wallace clearly acknowledged Malthus as a source of the idea of 'the struggle for existence'. That Malthus was the only source, as has been traditionally held and as Darwin himself suggested, seems very doubtful, but certainly reading the Essay was for both of them an important event in the development of their theory of natural selection, and they were glad to quote such a well-known and weighty source for their ideas. "Since his death Malthusian theory, although always controversial, has, more often than not, been rejected as a part of early Victorian social conservatism and, besides, his central tenet -- that food supplies can only increase arithmetically -- is now regarded as false. However, Malthus has always had his supporters, often unexpected ones. Keynes, while showing that effective demand for many forms of investment is dependent on an expanding population -- thus contradicting Malthusian population theory -- traced back to Malthus himself the idea that a lack of effective demand can cause economic crises. He also contrasted Malthus's commonsense approach and the rigidly theoretical bent of his contemporary and friend David Ricardo, concluding that 'the almost total obliteration of Malthus's line of approach and the complete domination of Ricardo's for a period of 100 years has been a disaster to the progress of economics'" (PMM). "Robert Malthus (1766-1834) (he appears never to have been called Thomas) was the sixth child of seven born to Daniel Malthus and his wife, the former Henrietta Catherine Graham. Daniel Malthus, a scholar and a friend and admirer of Rousseau, provided a stimulating home life and education for the boy, and later sent him to study with Richard Graves at Claverton and at the Dissenting Academy of Warrington under Gilbert Wakefield. "In 1784 Malthus went up to Jesus College, Cambridge, where his tutor was William Frend. He read for the mathematical tripos and graduated in 1788, being ninth wrangler; but he also read widely in French and English history and literature and in Newtonian physics. He had already shown his interest in the practical rather than the abstract. He played games and lived a full social life, apparently unaffected by his cleft palate and harelip. The friends he made at Cambridge influenced the rest of his life; the most important was William Otter (1768-1840), later bishop of Chichester. Malthus and Otter traveled extensively in Europe and maintained the relationship after their marriages. Malthus' son, Henry, married Otter's daughter Sophia. Otter probably wrote the memorial to Malthus in Bath Abbey, and he certainly wrote the "Memoir" published with the second edition of the Principles of Political Economy. "Malthus followed graduation with ordination, but more in the tradition of the younger sons of English gentry entering the Church than as a step consistent with his intellectual development. For some years he held a curacy at Okewood Chapel in Surrey, near the home of his parents at Albury, and was active in his pastoral functions from 1792 to 1794. He showed a genuine interest in and concern for the local people and an understanding of their problems, a sympathy which makes surprising his later references to the laboring class almost as though they were a community apart. From 1803 until his death he held a sinecure as rector of Walesbury in Lincolnshire ... "Jesus College elected Malthus to a fellowship in 1793, and he was resident intermittently until he had to resign upon his marriage to Harriet Eckersall in 1804. They had one son, Henry, who followed his father into the ministry, and two daughters: Emily, who married, and Lucy, who died before her father. About the time of Malthus' marriage, the East India Company founded a new college, first at Hertford and then at Haileybury, to give a general education to staff members before they went on service overseas. The first known professorship of history and political economy was established there, and Malthus was invited to fill the post. He took it up in 1805, and it gave him the security of a home and an income that enabled him to spend the rest of his life writing and lecturing. "In order to teach political economy, Malthus needed to extend his knowledge. He wrote two pamphlets on the Corn Laws (1814, 1815); a short, unexceptionable tract on rent (1815); statements on Haileybury (1813, 1817); and a major work, Principles of Political Economy (1820). This included an analogy of his population theory with the quantity of funds designed for the maintenance of labor and the prudential habits of the laboring classes. "In 1819 the Royal Society elected Malthus to a fellowship. He was also a member of the French Institute and the Berlin Academy, and a founding member of the Statistical Society (1834). In 1827 he was called upon to give evidence on emigration before a committee of the House of Commons. "Although their life was quiet, Robert and Henrietta Malthus traveled and entertained their many friends, including David Ricardo, Harriet Martineau, Otter, and William Empson, who was also at Haileybury. Malthus managed, in spite of the controversy flowing around him, to keep a reputation as a warm, charming, and lively companion" (DSB). PMM 251; Norman 1431 (rebacked); Garrison-Morton 1693; Kress B 3693. For a detailed account of the influence of Malthus on Darwin, see Vorzimmer, 'Darwin, Malthus, and the Theory of Natural Selection,' Journal of the History of Ideas 30 (1969), 527-42. 8vo (209 x 127 mm), 207 leaves, pp. [2], [i] ii-v [1], [i] ii-ix [1], [1] 2-396. Mispaginations: 352 for 332. Errata on A8v. Early 19th century half black calf, marbled boards, richly spine gilt. Very small ink spot to outer margin of the first 3 leaves. A fine and entirely unrestored copy. Rare in such fine condition.

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        Trade Card of Islington] Benj. Baker Engraver Near the Tatched House, Lower Street Islington. N.B. Maps, Charts, & c. Accurately Engrav'd.

      c.1798-1800]., [Islington, - Rare trade card depicting Georgian Islington Engraved trade card. Benjamin Baker (was a prolific producer of engraved maps from the late 18th.c onwards. As a map engraver and publisher he resided first at 32 High Street, Islington from 1791 - 1793 and then in Lower Street, Islington from 1798-1800. In 1804 he became principal engraver to the Ordnance Survey and he and his firm were regarded as "the best topographical engravers in Europe." This cartographic trade card advertises Baker's services as an engraver of maps and charts and his address at Lower Street, Islington would appear to date the card somewhere between 1798-1800.A key to the upper right lists schools, religious houses, alms houses, and a turnpike road. 115 by 75mm (4.5 by 3 inches).

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        The public laws of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, as revised by a committee, and finally enacted by the Honourable General Assembly, at their session in January, 1798. To which are prefixed, the Charter, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Constitution of the United States, and President Washington’s Address of September, 1796. Published by authority.

      Carter and Wilkinson, Providence 1798 - Fifth Revision. 8vo. 652p. Bound in full period sheep with gilt spine label. Binding is sturdy and attractive but reveals the usual signs of rubbing, wear, spots of discoloration, etc. The tail cap of the spine and a couple small spots along the outer joint are carefully repaired/restored. Interior pages show some age toning, scattered foxing, and mild damp staining. Several leaves display crease marks. The inside front cover and front fly-leaf contain a name and date – "Peleg Almy’s book 1798." This is probably Peleg Almy (1761-1854) who was a resident of Rhode Island. This is the fifth revision of the Rhode Island laws. The first edition which appeared in 1719 was the earliest printed edition of Rhode Island law. [Sabin 70626]. [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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        Manuel pratique du forestier. Ouvrage dans lequel on traite de l'estimation, exploitation, conservation, aménagement, repeuplement, des semis & plantations des forêts, avec les moyens de prévenir la disette des bois de construction & de chauffage, &c. On y a joint des moyens simples & faciles de toiser les bois tant en grume qu'équarris.

      Paris, Baudelot & Eberhart, an VI [1798]. ____ Seule édition, très rare. L'auteur était " l'un des gardes-marteaux, administrateurs provisoires de la forêt nationale d'Orléans." Très bel exemplaire, élégamment relié et orné d'un fleuron aux emblèmes de la République (faisceau de licteur entouré d'une couronne de lauriers) sur les plats. *****. In-12. Collation : 215 pp. Veau glacé, dos orné, roulette d'encadrements sur les plats avec fleuron doré au centre, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        An outline of the history and cure of fever, endemic and contagious;

      8vo., (iii)-xi + (1) + 396pp., but wanting the half-title, with a Longman's booklist, dated July 1806, inserted after the text, contemporary tree sheep, sometime rebacked preserving the original gilt spine. A very good copy sometime in the library of the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden with its early 19th century stamp in red ink in title margin.Publisher: Edinburgh: printed for Mundell & Son; - and for T.N. Longman, and Murray & Highley, London.Year: 1798Edition: First edition.

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        Bref, skrifna under et kort wistande I Sverige, Norrige och Danmark.

      8vo., 243 + (1)pp., the title a cancel tipped on to a stub, contemporary half sheep over marbled boards, spine gilt but worn and wanting the label. A good, sound, copy.Publisher: Stockholm: Holmberg,Year: 1798Edition: First edition in Swedish of Mary Wollstonecraft's Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark (London, 1796). Windle A7h.

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        Playbill: Wild Oats, Or, The Strolling Gentlemen; Modern Antiques; or, The Merry Mourners; Harlequin Triumphant; or, The Magic Cave...

      [Liverpool]: 7 September, 1798. Theatrical playbill, 30.5 x 18.5 cm. Rare eighteenth-century Liverpool playbill for the performance of two plays by John O'Keeffe and an older pantomime called "Harlequin Triumphant". The second play on the bill was "Modern Antiques, or the Merry Mourners", showing 'for the first time these 3 years', meaning that the bill is testament to the enduring appeal of O'Keeffe's farce on antiquarians and collectors.The play was first performed in London in 1791, the same year that the first play on the bill, "Wild Oats, or, the Strolling Gentlemen", was performed (see Recollections of the Life of John O'Keeffe, pp. 158ff).Although not named here, this is known to relate to a performance at the Liverpool Theatre Royal, as a known example dated the day previous advertises this production at that time and place (Hordern House have a scan of this second playbill). Offsetting, but good.

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

      1798. Carta della Repubblica Cisalpina, coloritura coeva. Primo stato di tre.Bibliografia: Bibliografia: Davoli, Sanfelici, p. 34, n° 10

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        Traité de Mécanique Céleste

      1798. Folding engraved plate in Vol. IV. Five vols. Large 4to, handsome antique blue morocco-backed marbled boards, flat spines nicely gilt. Paris: J.B.M. Duprat & others, An VII [1798]-1825. First edition and a complete set with all the supplements. In this monumental and fundamental astronomical work, Laplace -- the "Newton of France" -- codified and developed the theories and achievements of Newton, Euler, d'Alembert, and Lagrange. "Laplace maintained that while all planets revolve round the sun their eccentricities and the inclinations of their orbits to each other will always remain small. He also showed that all these irregularities in movements and positions in the heavens were self-correcting, so that the whole solar system appeared to be mechanically stable. He showed that the universe was really a great self-regulating machine and the whole solar system could continue on its existing plan for an immense period of time. This was a long step forward from the Newtonian uncertainties in this respect...Laplace also offered a brilliant explanation of the secular inequalities of the mean motion of the moon about the earth -- a problem which Euler and Lagrange had failed to solve...He also investigated the theory of the tides and calculated from them the mass of the moon."­Printing & the Mind of Man 252. A very nice set. Our set has the first state of the titles of Vols. I and II and all the supplements. It lacks the title leaf for the first supplement in Vol. IV. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 14. D.S.B., XV, pp. 273-403. En Français dans le Texte 201. Horblit 63. Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, pp. 197-98.

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        TOMMY TRIP'S VALENTINE GIFT: A Plan to Enable Children, of all Sizes and Denominations, to Behave with Honour, Integrity, and Humanity.; To Which is Added, Some Account of Old Zigzag, and of the Horn which He Used to Understand the Language of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, and Insects. [Price One Penny.]

      Glasgow: Printed by J. & A. Duncan, And sold wholesale by J. Lumsden, Engraver, Glasgow, (n. d.). 1st printing thus, i.e., by this Printer. Ca 1798. Printed paper wrappers, sewn. Front wrapper with cut of "Lord Hood"; "Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood [1724 - 1816] was a British admiral known particularly for his service in the American Revolutionary War and French Revolutionary Wars. Rear wrapper with cut of "Lord Howe"; Admiral of the Fleet Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, KG [1726 - 1799] was a British naval officer. In North America, Howe is best known for his service during the American Revolutionary War, when he acted as a naval commander and a peace commissioner with the American rebels." [Wiki] With a custom plain paper wrapper, apparently period, with "Cranston" inked to front [offset from cuts to inside]. Housed in a plain envelope, with the inked annotation: "A little book Mother / gave me; it was a present / to her when very small / from Knight Dexter. / Given Mother about the year / 1797 [8]". Some minor browning & foxing, primarily to wrappers. Offset from plates. Period poi [dated 1798] to preliminary blank. Very Good.. 23, [1] pp. First & last leaf affixed to adjoining wrapper. Adorned with Copperplates [8]. 24mo. 4" [scant] x 2-3/9" "Tommy Trip a Tom Thumb-like character with bookish tastes..." The first Tommy Trip story published by Newbery in 1752. [OCCL, p. 424]. Many editions & piracies subsequenlty published, though we find no copies of this imprint recorded by OCLC, nor ESTC. Quite rare.

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        Historisk afhandling om mynt och warors wärde i Swerige, under konung Gustaf I:s regering

      Stockholm, hos Joh. Sam. Ekmanson, på eget förlag, 1798. 341 (1) s. + plansch med siffrornas förkortning. Halvpergamentband med handskriven ryggtitel.

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        Musen-Almanach für das Jahr 1799.

      Cotta,Stuttgart 1798 - Herausgegeben von Friedrich von Schiller. Tübingen, Cotta (1798). Mit einem gest. Frontispiz von Meyer nach Guttenberg. Kl.-8°. 8 Bl., 247, 2 Bl. Illustr. Orig.-Karton. Erste Ausgabe von Schillers vorletztem Musenalmanach. - Trömel/Marcuse 160. - Goedeke V, 207,5. - Brieger 2098. - Köhring S. 81. - Enthält Erstdrucke von Goethe ( Metamorphose der Planzen , Das Blümlein Wunderschön , Amyntas u. a.), Hölderlin ( Socrates und Alcibiades , An unsere Dichter ), Matthisson, Sophie Mereau, Schiller ( Kampf mit dem Drachen , Die Bürgschaft , Prolog zu Wallensteins Lager u. a.), A. W. Schlegel, L. Tieck u. a. - Schönes, unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar; in diesem Zustand äußerst selten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mon histoire au trente-un contenant l'histoire et les règles de ce jeu l'exposé des différens systèmes adoptés jusqu'ici, pour le jouer avec avantage ; des idées et des combinaisons nouvelles pour y faire en peu de tems de grands bénéfices; avec des observations sur la roulette, le trente-et-quatre, et le biribi...

      Paris, chez Lemierre, an 8, (1798), in 12, de 2ff. XII-102pp. 1f. et 3 tableaux dépliants h-t., broché papier bleu époque, préservé dans un double étui en demi-chagrin bleu. (Devauchelle). Bel exemplaire. Edition originale rarissime (aucun exemplaire au cat. CCFR). L'identité de l'auteur est donnée par Barbier III, p. 330 qui, tout comme Quérard III, p. 233, ne connaît que la seconde édition de Londres, Bell 1799. (seulement 2ex. au cat. CCFR). L'auteur traite des martingales, de la marche des tailles et ce qu'on gagne, ne jouer qu'une couleur, du point, de la couleur et de l'inverse, des moyens infaillibles...

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        Opuscules chimiques.

      Paris, Dugour, Durand, an VI (1798). ____ Première édition des oeuvres de Pierre Bayen (1725-1798), publiées par son neveu P. Malatret et Antoine Augustin Parmentier; la plupart de ces textes n'avaient été publiés que dans des revues. Le premier mémoire, concerne les Pyrénées : "Analyse des eaux de Bagnères de Luchon". Il occupe plus de 200 pages. Un autre est un "Examen du marbre de Campan." (Hautes-Pyrénées); une longue note cite les travaux de Palassou et d'Arcet. Contient aussi : Eloge de Pierre Bayen par Parmentier. Expériences faites en 1774 sur quelques précipités de mercure dans la vue de découvrir leur nature. Lettre sur la manière de préparer le mercure fulminant. Analyse du sirop mercuriel de Belet. Des analogies des produits de l'esprit de nitre. Analyse d'une mine de fer spathique connue en Allemagne sous le nom d'acier. Examen des pierres figurées de Florence, de quelques marbres antiques, des marbres d'Autun. Examen de la serpentine. Examen de quelques pierres vitrescibles. Procédé du sel d'oseille. Lettre sur le pechstein. Recherches chimiques sur l'étain. Duveen 54 : "It is interesting to see how near Bayen came to discovering oxygen before Priestley and how he failed." DSB 1, 529 : "His observations led him to doubt the phlogisticon theory." Coins usés, un accroc en queue d'un volume. *****. 2 volumes in-8. [193 x 116 mm] Collation : (4), LXXIV, 395 pp., 2 tableaux dépl. / (4), 468 pp. Basane marbrée, dos orné, filets dorés d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Blank Verse

      London: T. Bensley for John and Arthur Arch, 1798. First edition. 95, [1] pp. 12mo. Full tan morocco gilt, a.e.g., by Riviere. Joints slightly rubbed, title-page browned at margins. First edition. 95, [1] pp. 12mo. First edition of this early publication of Lamb, to that point his most substantial collection. Thirteen of the poems are by Lloyd and seven by Lamb, including "The Old Familiar Faces" Ashley III, pp. 38-39; Hayward 210; Roff pp 31ff. Provenance: Myrtle A. Crummer (bookplate)

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        De Istro eiusque adcolis commentatio in qua autochtones Illyrii ex genere Thracio advenae item apud Illyrios a primis rerumpublicarum temporibus ad nostram usque aetatem praesertim quod originem linguam et literaturam eorumdem spectat deducuntur.

      Budapest, typis Regiae Universitatis, 1798. - 4°, circa 22,7 x 19,5 cm. 4 ff., 325 pp., 1 f., one page with engraved alphabets Contemporary full calf with richly gilt spine and marbled endpapers Petrik II, 337; Wurzbach VI, 31. First edition of this pioneer work about the early settlers in the balkans especially in the territory of todays Croatia. The author Matija Petar Katan?i? (1750-1825) was professor of archaeology and numismatics in Budapest and is considered one of the leading figures of the Croatian literature and culture. He is most famous for his translation of the complete Bible in six volumes. - In the present work he gathers documents and descriptions about the ancient inhabitants of Illyria. Chapters 7 and 8 discuss there languages and dialects (with many excamples quoted), the last chapter is dedicated to the regional literature, again with many passages in original quotes. "- Minor browning, little spotting, endpaper with old inscription, a little rubbed. Nice copy in an elegant binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plan of the Entrance of the Port of Bucarelli on the North West Coast of America...

      London: Robinson, 1798. Engraved map, 410 x 510 mm; with original central fold. Fine and very detailed chart of Bucareli Sound in Alaska, prepared for the publication of La Pérouse's voyage, here in the English version. The engraving acknowledges its derivation from the mapping by Maurelle and Quadra on the Spanish expeditions of 1775 and 1779. The sound was named for New Spain's Viceroy - for some time it was thought to offer an entrance to the Northwest passage, which is why it was included in the publication of La Pérouse's voyage.Bucarelli Sound is located about 50 miles west of Ketchikan. The chart shows many soundings around the harbor shoreline. Locates Golfo De Esquibel. Is. De St. Fernando, Is. St. Juan Baptista. Puerto de la Real Marina and shows points and bays, channels and many small islands. Fine.

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        MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TO BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS. JUNE 21st, 1798

      [Philadelphia, 1798. 8pp. Dbd. Small marginal tear to fore-edge of final leaf. Very good. Untrimmed. In a message regarding the XYZ Affair, with attached correspondence, President Adams states to Congress that he, "Will never send another Minister to France, without assurances, that he will be received, respected and honored, as the representative of a great, free, powerful, and Independent Nation. The letters related to the episode include correspondence from Secretary of State Timothy Pickering, with his instructions to the envoys to France (John Marshall, Elbridge Gerry, and Thomas Pinckney), warning them that, "In no event is a treaty to be purchased with money, by loan or otherwise. A loan to the Republic would violate our neutrality: and a douceur to the men now in power might by their successors be urged as a reason for annulling the treaty, or as a precedent for further repeated demands." The message also contains letters between Gerry and Talleyrand. EVANS 34825.

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        The Englishman's Right; A Dialogue Between a Barrister at Law... 1798

      1798. First Post-Revolution Edition of an Important Work on the Right to Trial by Jury Hawles, Sir John (1645-1716). [Bacon, Francis (1561-1626)]. Brodie, Alexander, Bookseller. The Englishman's Right; A Dialogue Between a Barrister at Law and a Juryman; Shewing, I. The Antiquity, II. The Excellent Designed Use, III. The Office and Just Privileges of Juries by the Law of England (Being a Choice Help for All Who Are Qualified by Law to Serve on Juries). To Which is Prefixed, An Introductory Essay, On the Moral Duty of a Judge. By Lord Bacon. Philadelphia: Printed by John Thompson, of Philadelphia; For Alexander Brodie, 1798. 6, [vii]-viii, [1], [17]-70 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary marbled sheep over marbled boards. Light rubbing to extremities, heavier rubbing and a few minor stains to boards, hinges starting. Moderate toning to text, dampstaining in a few places, internally clean. An appealing copy. $950. * Third American edition. First published in London in 1680, and in Boston in 1693 and 1772, this 1798 Philadelphia edition was the first printed after the Revolution. Possibly a response to the recent passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts, it has an interesting preface by the bookseller, Alexander Brodie: "But lest (sic) the title 'The Englishman's Right' should give offence to any, it is proper to observe that the Charter of the Liberties of England is a grant from their kings obtained by force. This charter is the fountain of all their Rights; and among others of the Englishman's Right to be tried by a Jury of his Equals. As Americans we possess the same Right, and Juries by our Laws have the same powers and privileges, as by the Law of England. Neither we or our Ancestors ever were Slaves. We hold our Liberties from God alone, and to him alone are we accountable for the use or abuse of them. It is no mark of Vassalage to borrow instructions from English Jurisprudence. To understand our rights well, we must study them, and endeavour to profit by the experience of other Nations. The better to enable Jurymen to discern between Judge and Prisoner, if a lawless stretch of power should be attempted, of which at present there appears no danger, from the high character of our American Judges, I have prefixed by way of Introduction, Lord Bacon's Essay on the Moral duty of a Judge. A.

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        The Death of Capt. Alexander Hood, who Gloriously Fell in the Moment of Victory on the 21st April last.

      London: Jeffryes & Co, Ludgate Hill, 1 October, 1798. Handcoloured mezzotint measuring 554 x 655 mm. (plate size), framed. Splendid mezzotint depicting the dramatic death of Alexander Hood, a Royal Navy captain who served under Captain Cook in his early career. This appears to be the only published image of Hood, making it an unusual addition to the known gallery of Cook's men. Hood was assigned to the Resolution on 5 March 1772 as a 14 year-old midshipman, taking advantage of his prestigious family connections (he was the first cousin of admirals Lord Hood and Lord Bridport). Hood served under Cook with distinction; during the three year voyage he was nearly crushed by a falling arms chest during a storm in 1773 and was first to sight land in the Marquesas on 6 April 1774. Accordingly, Cook named Hood Island in his honour of his sharp eyed midshipman.Upon return Hood was appointed to service in North American waters where he was promoted captain in 1781 at the age of 23. Hood fought against Napoleonic France, and this mezzotint portrays the his final moments as captain of the British man-of-war Mars. On the evening of 21 April 1798 the Mars ambushed the French frigate Hercule off western Brittany while waiting for the tide to turn. Both vessels were equally matched with 74 guns, and due to the strength of the current the Hercule was unable to manoeuvre. After the exchange of preliminary broadsides the ships became entangled, and an unusually bloody fire fight ensued. The French lost 315 men killed or wounded before surrender while the Mars sustained lighter casualties.Hood was grievously wounded in the thigh and died of blood loss (a detail conspicuously absent in this romantic portrayal of the commander's final moments). He is here pictured receiving the sword of the French captain who likewise died of his wounds, while a lieutenant points to the lowering of the French colours by moonlight through an open window behind the scene. Very good condition.

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        A Voyage Round the World in the Years 1785[-]1788...

      London: J. Johnson, 1798. Three volumes, octavo, with 42 engraved plates and maps; in contemporary sprinkled calf; old bookplates, gift inscription to the Andover Institute Free Library dated 1873 at start of each volume and the library's stamp on p. 51 of each volume. First English edition (it now seems) of the official account of the tragic French voyage. The disappearance of the entire La Pérouse expedition overshadows what was in reality a great Pacific voyage; the French navigator arrived at Botany Bay in January 1788, just hours after Governor Phillip had arrived with the First Fleet.La Pérouse's habit of forwarding records whenever opportunity offered ensured their survival. The first portion was forwarded by sea from Macao; the second (Macao to Kamchatka) went overland with De Lesseps, and the final despatches by courtesy of Governor Phillip from Botany Bay. After they left Botany Bay, the expedition disappeared - and no trace of them was found for forty years.Various versions and abridgments of the official account of La Pérouse's expedition came out in London in 1798 as English publishers scrambled to be the first into print. Forbes has demonstrated that the traditional idea that Stockdale's edition in two volumes was the earliest English version is probably wrong and that this Johnson edition was most likely the first of several to appear (see note to Hawaiian National Bibliography, 287). A few instances of light foxing, rebacked but a very good set.

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

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1798. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Vol. 1 and Part 2 of Vol. 2 only, bound in 2 Volumes, (2), LVI, 301, 156, 202 pp.; (2), 396 pp. Contemporary half leather, spines gilt, with labels, rubbed, bumped and somwhat soiled. Spine of vol. 2 torn.. Old stamp on title recto cancelled; glue remnants of ex libris on inner cover.Poggendorff I, Sp. 212 (Bliss) u. 272 (Bradley). - Vol. I of Bradley's astronomical observations..., published by Th. Hornsby, which contains the observations for the years 1750 to 1755. W/o the 2nd volume by Robertson with the observations for the years 1756 to 1762, but with its part 2, which contains the further observations by N. Bliss made between 1762 and 1764. - Bradley succeeded Halley as Astronomer Royal in 1742. On taking up the post he tested and repaired the Greenwich instruments and embarked on an intensive series of star observations. He found that the instruments had become inaccurate and managed to obtain a grant of £1000 from the admiralty to re-equip the observatory. 'As a result, the massive program of observations (at least 60,000) made at Greenwich from 1750 to 1762 attained a very high standard of accuracy, sufficient to make them useful to modern astronomers. The value of his star observations increases with time, for they provide a firm starting point for long-term investigations of stellar motions.' (A. F. O'D. Alexander, DSB 2:388-389a). The preface by Thomas Hornsby gives an account of the new instruments and Bradley's observations, whose publication had been delayed by legal wrangles over the ownership of the Astronomer Royal's observations - almost a re-run of the Flamsteed controversy. Various tables by several authors including Bradley and observations by his successor, Nathaniel Bliss. 17981805. Very Good.

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        Le dentiste observateur. Ou moyens 1° de connaître par la seule inspection des dents, la nature constitutive du tempérament, ainsi que quelques affections de l'âme; avec des recherches et observations sur les causes des maladies qui attaquent les dents depuis l'état de foetus jusqu'à l'âge de puberté. 2° De garantir de souffrances cruelles et même de la mort, un grand nombre d'enfans. Le tout suivi d'observations sur les maladies de sinus maxillaires, &c. et de différens avis intéressans. Ouvrage utile à tout le monde, et notamment aux personnes qui pratiquent l'art de guérir ; comme pouvant les aider à découvrir la cause et les époques les plus éloignées de diverses maladies, et à les déterminer dans le choix des moyens à employer.

      Paris, Millet, Méquignon, an VI, (1798). ____ Edition originale. Relié à la suite, du même : - Précis de l'ouvrage intitulé "Le dentiste observateur", avec la table des titres, suivi du nombre de pièces en faveur de cette production nouvelle en son genre. 7 pp. - Pièces et suffrages des savans, sur l'ouvrage intitulé "Le dentiste observateur". 23 pp. Exemplaire de l'auteur avec des additions et corrections manuscrites. On a relié dans le premier texte 4 papillons imprimés qui sont des additions et dans les "Pièces et suffrages des savans", 5 papillons avec un texte manuscrit de l'auteur qui sont des additions. En outre l'auteur a fait quelques corrections à la plume et complété deux noms propres laissés en blanc : Andry, (à qui il a arraché une dent) et Lepic. 6 figures sur bois dans le texte. Signature de l'auteur p. 94. On a relié après le titre un "Extrait du numéro 7 du Journal de médecine populaire" sur cet ouvrage (4 pages). "Mahon noted the effects of hereditary, congenital and environmental factors on children teeth." Norman 1421. Coins un peu frottés. Bon exemplaire. *****. In-12. [155 x 93 mm] Collation : frontispice, (4), 4, XIX, (1), 232 pp. Basane marbrée, dos orné, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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         L'Art de tirer les cartes ou le moyen de lire dans l'avenir par le rapprochement des évènements qui démontrent sans réplique l'art chronomancique, auquel on a joint l'interprétation des songes, en se servant des mêmes cartes, et un traité des songes et des visions nocturnes d'après les Egyptiens et les Perses, avec leur application aux 90 numéros de la Loterie. Traduit d'un manuscrit arabe.

      Paris, Deroy, 1798, in 16, de 108pp., ill. d'un front. gravé, broché papier moucheté brun époque, préservé sous double étui demi-chagrin brun (Devauchelle). Bel exemplaire frais. Deuxième édition inconnue. L'ouvrage fait uniquement référence à Etteilla et au livre de Thot : "le profond Etteilla et ses ouvrages... où nous avons puisé..." ¶ Caillet n°463 ne décrit qu'une édition lyonnaise de 1815, tandis que la BNF possède un exemplaire daté de 1796 (de 115 pp.) chez le même éditeur mais avec un titre légèrement différent, et un autre exemplaire sans lieu ni date (de 126 pp.). Très rare.

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        Flora pisana.

      Pisa, Pietro Giacomelli, 1798, due volumi o in-8vo (cm. 14 x 21) mezza pelle coeva, filetti e titoli in oro ai dorsi, pp. XII-(2)-485 + (4)-500 con 2 tavole ripiegate incise in rame fuori testo. Opera principale del botanico fiorentino (1769 - 1844), direttore dell'Orto Botanico di Pisa.

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        Esquisses de l'ile de Java et de ses divers habitants, recueillies pendant un séjour de huit années fait dans cette île; traduit de l'Allemand par Girodz du Villard, revu et mis en ordre par G. Guénot Lecointe. Brussels, P.J. Voglet for Société Belge de Librairie, Hauman, Cattoir and company, 1837. 12mo. Modern grained brown half calf preserving the original lithographed wrappers, partly uncut.

      - Bastin & Brommer 197; cf. Haks and Maris, p. 236; Tiele, Bibl. 858. Very rare first edition of the French translation of a work on Java by Joseph Jacob Xaver Pfyffer zu Neueck (1798-1853), a German in military service of the Dutch East India Company. The work covers Java's topography, natural history, ethnography, customs, religion, local inhabitants, government, etc., and also discusses the Europeans, their habits and customs. Included is a short extract with a vocabulary of the Malay language. The original German edition was published in parts between 1829-1832 and contained 15 plates (Skizzen von der Insel Java und derselben verschiedenen Bewohnern). A second edition of the French translation appeared in 1854 (Description de Java) and it was also translated in Dutch as Schetsen van het eiland Java in 1838.Wrappers soiled; trivial spotting inside. Interesting work on Java in good condition.

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        Ollivier poandeumlme Paris de limprimerie de Pierre Didot lAandicircnandeacute an VI

      

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