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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.

      [Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens]
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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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        A New and General Biographical Dictionary; containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and writings of the Most Eminent Persons in every Nation.

      London: G.G. and J. Robinson, J. Johnson, and others, 1798. Fifteen volumes, octavo, a lovely set in contemporary full calf, red spine label; front board of each volume blind stamped with family crest, previous owners name 'J. N. Webb' inscribed on endpaper of each volume. A new and enlarge edition of the great biographical dictionary, prepared under the scrutiny of English clergyman William Tooke (1744-1820). The breadth and scope of the work is impressive, in some degree reflecting the prodigious intellect and energy of its editor. Tooke was a capable translator of German, French and Russian, and as a close friend of the publisher John Nichols was responsible for numerous English editions. Appointed chaplain of the Russia Company at St. Petersburg in 1771, Tooke initiated a long-term correspondence with Nichols and became a primary informant on Russian affairs for the London gentry of the period. Much of the value of the present work lies in its provision of good information outside the standard scope of British biographical sources.

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        Comforts of Bath, The

      London: S.W. Fores, 1798. Thomas Rowlandson's Exceptionally Rare 'The Comforts of Bath' With an Original Rowlandson Pen, Ink and Watercolor Drawing for the Fifth Plate ROWLANDSON, Thomas. The Comforts of Bath. London: S.W. Fores, 1798. First edition, complete and exceptionally rare. Oblong quarto (10 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches; 261 x 317 mm.). Average plate size 7 x 9 3/8 inches; 178 x 238 mm. No text or title, as issued. Twelve hand-colored aquatint plates with gray wash borders after Rowlandson, mounted on to mats and stub-mounted (as per Abbey's copy). All plates except #9 with imprints cut from lower margin. Plate #10 with two small, expert and almost invisibly repaired tears to lower margin, only one affecting image. Bound in at the beginning is the original pen, ink and watercolor drawing by Thomas Rowlandson for plate #5 "A Day Out Riding" (4 7/8 x 7 3/8 inches; 124 x 188 mm.). Some occasional light foxing to edges of card mounts only, the plates bright and fresh. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in 1903 (stamp-signed on front turn-in). Full red straight-grain morocco, covers with quadruple gilt border, spine with five raised bands, bordered and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt ruled board-edges and decorative gilt turn-ins, marbles end-papers, top edge gilt, others uncut. The copy of Joseph Widener with his small leather bookplate on verso of front free-endpaper (Parke-Bernet November, 1944) and also of Clarence S. Bement (old booksellers description at end). Very rare complete set of the first edition, which, according to Tooley, is "one of the rarest of Rowlandson items." Intended to illustrate Anstey's New Bath Guide, but never issued with text. Copies vary as to which and how many plates are signed; this copy has only signed plate (plate #9 - "Rowlandson Fecit - Pub Janu'y 6th 1798 by S.W. Fores"). The Abbey and Tooley copies had six and seven signed plates respectively. We have only seen one other copy of this firts edition which we purchased at Bloomsbury Book Auctions in London in November 2013. There was a reprint in excellent facsimile which was published about 1860 (Abbey, Scenery, 40, note). This series of watercolor drawings gives us Rowlandson's visual satire on the activities at Bath, whether bathing, gaming, dining, sitting for a portrait, enjoying a concert, dancing or romancing.  In each drawing, the figure of the rotund visitor to the Bath, reminiscent of Humphry Clinker's fussy Mr. Bramble, provides one point of view from which to view the scene, while Rowlandson gives us an outsider's view as well. The plates: 1. The Physicians 2. The Concert 3. The Pump Room 4. The Fish Market 5. A Day Out Riding 6. The Portrait 7. The Baths 8. The Games 9. The Dinner 10. The Dancing 11. Public Breakfast 12. Bath Races Joseph Early Widener (1871-1943), the second son of the extremely wealthy transportation and real estate magnate Peter A.B. Widener (1834-1915). Joseph Widener was a renowned art and book collector who was a founding benefactor of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. A major figure in Thoroughbred horse racing, he was head of New York's Belmont Park and builder of Miami, Florida's Hialeah Park racetrack. Clarence S. Bement (1843-1923) also a renowned collector of color-plate and caricature. Abbey, Scenery 40. Tooley 408. Prideaux, p. 350. BM Satires 9321.

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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.). 23, [1] pp. First & last leaf affixed to adjoining wrapper. Adorned with Copperplates [8]. 24mo. 4" [scant] x 2-3/9" Some minor browning & foxing, primarily to wrappers. Offset from plates. Period poi [dated 1798] to preliminary blank. Very Good....

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        Autograph letter. No place or date, [c. 1798].

      1798. 8vo. 2/3 page in-8. With address. To Adrien de Lezay Marnésia, an intimate friend of her, inviting him to dine with her.

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      [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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        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 (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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Discurso político sobre la importancia, y necesidad, de los hospicios, casas de expósitos y hospitales, que tienen todos los estados, y particularmente España.

      Madrid, en la imprenta de la Viuda de Ibarra, 1798. - Petit in-4. 6ff. 98pp. XXXIV. Plein veau, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale de l'un des principaux traités de bienfaisance espagnols du 18e siècle, composé par un membre du Conseil Royal de Castille. C'est un important plaidoyer politique pour l'établissement d'orphelinats, de maisons d'éducation et d'hospices en Espagne. "Importancia, y precisión, que en todos tiempos han reconocido los Estados civiles de la ereccion de Casas de Misericordia", "Absoluta necesidad, que tiene España, del establecimiento de Casas de Misericordia por los intereses de la Religion, y de la Politica", "Necesidad de Hospicios para impedir la voluntaria mendiguez. Daños que esta ocasiona al Público, los quales no pueden evitarse con la promulgacion de Leyes, ni por otro medio, que el de los Hospicios", "Corto número de Hospicios que hay en España, respecto de los que se necesitan, y providencias del presente Gobierno para su aumento", "Se trata de la necesidad de otras Casas de Misericordia", "Casas de Expósitos", "Casas de Correccion", "Hospitales de Enfermos", etc. A la fin figurent divers textes officiels sur le sujet, avec l'exposé des idées de l'auteur pour l'établissement des maisons de bienfaisance et la construction de leurs édifices. Brunissures aux trois premiers feuillets, dues à l'encollage des plats. Très bon exemplaire par ailleurs. Palau, 185979. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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        Innerliche Ansicht der Ruinen zu Andernach". "Vue de la partie intérieure des ruines d'Andernach."

      - Aquarellierte Umrißradierung von Johann Ziegler nach Lorenz Janscha bei Artaria & Comp. Wien, 1798. Ca. 36 x 47 cm. Leicht stockfleckig. Pittoreske Ansicht der Burgruinen in Andernach. Im Innenhof stehen drei Wäscherinnen zusammen, auf der Brücke über den Burggraben stehen zwei Männer mit Hund und eine weitere Frau mit einem Korb. An der Burgmauer befindet sich ein Häuschen, vor der Tür sind die Bewohner dargestellt. Außerhalb der mauer ist ein Reiter dargestellt, Häuser und eine Kirche sind hinter der Mauer zu sehen. Links unterhalb der Darstellung der Vermerk "Nach der Natur gezeichnet von L. Janscha", rechts "Gestochen von J. Ziegler", in der Mitte unter dem Titel "Wien, bey Artaria u. Comp.", rechts unten die Nummer "26". Aus einer Ausgabe mit reich aquarellierter Linieneinfassung, ohne Wasserzeichen.

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        A Complete View Of The Chinese Empire

      C Cawthorn, London 1798 - 1/2 leather - professionally rebound probably 1970s - 1980s, Some wear to covers and spine, mainly edges and corners, Corners bumped and worn, Some wear to spine, surface of leather a little chipped and worn, spine and sides faded, Internally in good condition, pages crisp and clear, small hole in top left corner of first few pages (title page to page i of preface) page edges probably trimmed when it was rebound, Cheap paper used for paste downs and end papers [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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$682 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opera. Interepretatione et notis. Illustravit Carolus Ruaeus, Soc. Jesu. Jussu christianissimi Regis, ad usum serenissimi Delphini. Juxta editionem novissimam parisiensem. Huic editioni accessit index accuratissimus, antè editi longè locupletior.

      London: by M. Brown at the expense of G. and G. Ginger [and 11 others], 1798 - Octavo (210 x 122 mm). Bound for presentation in contemporary straight-grain red morocco, Greek-key, floral and vine-leaf rolls gilt to spine forming compartments, elaborate fleur-de-lys and crossed-arrow centrepieces and simple floral cornerpieces gilt, black morocco label, gilt border comprising interwoven feathered and dotted roll-tools to covers, decorate gilt-rolls to board-edges and turn-ins, edges dyed yellow, dark blue coated endpapers. Later book label of J. L. Weir to front pastedown. Spine slightly dry, mild darkening to morocco, light rubbing to corners of boards, superficial score to front, a couple of small markings to rear, a few trivial spots to contents, short neat split to one of the map folds. A lovely copy. Engraved folding map, "Aenae Trojani navigatio". Index separately paginated. Scottish philosopher Sir William Hamilton's copy, presented to him while a pupil in his third year at Glasgow Grammar School, with his prize plate dated 1801 to the front pastedown. Hamilton (1788-1856) entered the school at the age of nine, and began taking Greek and Latin classes at the University of Glasgow in 1800, aged twelve. He was elected professor of logic and metaphysics at the University of Edinburgh in 1836, and "was best-known as the originator of 'the philosophy of the conditioned', a philosophical perspective that combined, or in the eyes of critics inevitably failed to combine, the insights of Thomas Reid with those of Immanuel Kant" (ODNB). His library of 10,000 volumes, purchased after his death for presentation to the University of Glasgow. The so-called Delphin edition of Virgil was the work of French Jesuit scholar Charles de la Rue (1643-1725). First published in 1675, it "did perhaps more than any other single edition has done to advance the study of Virgil" (Lonsdale and Lee, eds., The Globe Edition of the Works of Virgil, p. 7), and was used by Dryden in his translation of the Aeneid. This copy is a particularly handsome example of Regency-era bookbinding, work that Hamilton would have doubtless appreciated, himself being a skilled amateur binder.

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        Map of Europe. Drawn form all the Best Surveys and Rectified by Astronomical Observations.

      Arrowsmith, London 1798 - Große gest. grenzkolorierte Karte (Kartengröße 122 x 142 cm) in 24 Kompartimenten auf Lwd. aufgezogen. Im marmorierten Schuber der Zeit. IKAR 000842516. - Schöne, detaillierte Europa-Karte des britischen Kartographen A. Arrowsmith (1750-1823), ausgeführt von George Allen. - Zeigt unten rechts eine reizvolle Vignette mit Brücken über einer Flußlandschaft, links die Widmung an Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society. - Der Schuber stark lädiert, m. Fehlstellen. Die Karte samt Lwd. leider durchgängig mit leichtem bräunlichen Schimmelbefall. gr.

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        Die Philanthropen von Freyburg; oder die Stifter und Wohlthäter der Hauptstadt Freyburg im Breisgau und der Albertinischen Hohenschule. Titelkupfer: die Stifter-Insel.

      Freiburg. gedruckt mit Felner‘schen Schriften zu finden bey Aloys Wagner, Buchhändler 1798 - Frontispiz, 257 S., 7 Bl., 78 S. Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Goldpräg. am Rücken, Rückenschild, Farbschnitt, berieben, kl. Schaden am Rücken, dieser ordentl. hinterlegt, Vors. fehlen, trotz der Mängel hübsches Buch +++Antiquariat seit über 25 Jahren+++ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Théorie des sentiments moraux, ou essai analytique sur les Principes des Jugemens que portent naturellement les Hommes, d'abord sur les Actions des autres, et ensuite sur leurs propres actions. Suivi d'une Dissertation sur l'Origine des Langues. Traduit de l'Anglais, sur la septième et dernière Édition, par S. Grouchy Ve. Condorcet. Elle y a joint huit Lettres sur la Sympathie.

      chez F. Buisson, A Paris 1798 - 2 vol. in-8 de VIII-466 pp. et (4)-511 pp., demi-veau fauve, dos lisse orné de filets dorés (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale de cette traduction entreprise par Sophie de Grouchy de Condorcet qui a ajouté huit lettres sur la sympathie adressées à Cabanis, son beau-frère. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        Exposé des moyens de mettre en valeur et d'administrer la Guiane

      Second edition, rare, with large foldout map in fine.Binding half calf antique brown. Back smooth decorated with five florets and casters. part of title in red morocco. Lack tail. Friction. A blunt corner. A thin restoration low mage paper of the title page, same text on another sheet. Good copy. Chez Du Pont A Paris 1798 In-8 (12x20cm) xxiv, 237pp. relié

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        A philosophical and political history of the settlements and trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies. Revised, augmented, and published, in ten volumes, by the abbe Raynal. Newly translated from the French, by J. O. Justamond, F.R.S. With a new set of maps adapted to the work, and a copious index. In six volumes

      London: Printed for A. Strahan et al., 1798. Five volumes of six only, without volume five. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I and seven engraved folding maps. Handsomely bound in contemporary marbled calf, black morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt. Rubbing to spines, slight chipping to lettering-pieces, corners bumped. Short tear to margin of H8 of Vol. II, small ink-spot to p.125, small spots of marking to text of p.8 of Vol. IV, slight mis-folding of plates, lightly foxed. From the library of Lord Exmouth, with his book-labels to all front pastedowns. A comprehensive critical examination of European colonialism in the East and West Indies by French Enlightenment writer, Guillaume Thomas Raynal (1713-1796). This compendious historical work discusses Spanish conquests in South America, the Portuguese conquest of Brazil, Russian expeditions in Kamchatka, the English and French colonies of North America, the search for the north-west passage, and trade in the Persian Gulf and Arabia. Despite prohibitions launched against it by the government, the work had a wide circulation with translations being done into a majority of European languages, with the first English edition appearing in 1776. Admiral Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth (1757-1833), British officer in the Royal Navy during the American Wars of Independence, French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Promoted Rear-Admiral in 1804, Pellew took command of the East Indies Section, and of the Mediterranean Fleet during 1811-14/1815-16. He purchased the large Bitton House in Teignmouth, Devon, in 1813 - and it is presumably here that his large library was housed. ESTC T121714.. Second edition. 8vo.

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        Cupid?s Annual Charter; or St. Valentine?s Festival, in which all true lovers have free leave to declare their sentiments for each other, 1798

      Issac Cruikshank. Published byW. Perk21, St. Martin?s Lane, London, and printed by G. Smeeton, 139 St. Martin?s Lane, London, n.d., hand marked 1798.Hand colored frontispiece. Frontispiece designed by Isaac Cruikshank. 24pp. Blue cover, archival tape repair. Geometric designed woodblock paper on board folio cover applied by previous owner. From the collection of Lillian N. Stone. Collection named "Her Valentines". Scarce. OCLC ?one.

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        BERTRAND (Comtesse Françoise-Elisabeth née Fanny Dillon)]. Nuova Grammatica Francese Ad Uso Degl'Italiani, E Di Tutti Coloro Che Bramano Di Parlare E Di Scrivere Correttamente La Lingua Francese. Del Sig. Ab. Maurizio Trofimo Reyre.

      Wage, Fleis, Trieste 1798 - In-8 de VI-568-(1) pp., maroquin rouge à grain long, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin noir, frise dorée d'encadrement, sur chaque plat large pièce de dédicace en maroquin vert dans un filet doré surmontée d'une soupière à l'oiseau, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Bel exemplaire de présent offert à la comtesse Françoise-Elisabeth Bertrand qui porte sur le plat supérieur l'inscription en capitales dorées : A son Excellence Madame la Comtesse Bertrand née Dillon. Trieste le 9 Fevrier 1812 (suivi sur le second plat en caractères italiques dorés) Ses enfants, son Epoux font son bonheur suprême ; Avec eux de fils d'or sont tissus tous ses jours : Si ses charmes n'étaient ceux de la Vertu même, Qui ne la croirait pas la Mère des Amours ? Le général Henri-Gratien Bertrand Comte de l'Empire en 1808, épousa la même année la petite-cousine de l'Impératrice Joséphine, Fanny Dillon (1785-1836). « En avril 1811, Fanny accompagne son époux, nommé gouverneur général des Provinces Illyriennes. A Trieste, elle joue à la souveraine avec grâce et distinction, gaieté et esprit. Mais la roue tourne. En 1814, Fanny rejoint à l'Île d'Elbe le grand maréchal du Palais, son époux. Les Cent-Jours l'amènent à Paris, puis à Rochefort avec ses trois enfants et bientôt sur le Bellerophon. A l'annonce de l'exil à Sainte-Hélène, Fanny est saisie d'une violente crise de nerfs et tente de se jeter à la mer. Puis la conscience de son devoir lui fait accepter son sort, avec des pleurs et des regrets qui vont durer six ans. » (Jacques Macé, Dictionnaire historique de Sainte-Hélène). La grammaire française de Maurizio Trofimo Reyre imprimée en italien à Trieste, répondait en 1798 à la nécessité d'apprendre la langue du nouvel occupant français bientôt chassé, de retour en 1805, puis en 1809 où la ville fut intégrée aux Provinces illyriennes sous le gouvernement du Comte Bertrand. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le Coste Nord Ovest Dell' America e Nord Est Dell' Asia Delineate sulle ultime Osservazioni del Cap. Cook

      Rome: G. M. Cassini, 1798. unbound. Map. Engraving with original hand color. Image measures 14" x 19.25". This unusual map of Alaska, Siberia and the Bering Strait by Giovanni Maria Cassini was published in 1798. The map notes the discoveries made by Captain Cook on his third voyage in the HMS Revolution between 1778 and 1779. The route of his journey is depicted in detail. Several Capes, islands and bays are labeled. This map is among the first to accurately map the Alaskan coastlines and the Aleutian Islands, identified here as "Isole Alessiane" and individually identified by the indigenous names.<br><br>It was during this voyage, that Cook encountered an 'impenetrable wall of ice' in the Arctic as he searched for the Northwest Passage, thus putting to rest the hopes for the discovery of an Arctic Northwest Passage. He would eventually sail southward towards Hawaii, where he would meet his end.<br><br>A beautifully engraved title cartouche illustrates four native American Indians, including a woman feeding a baby. This map appeared in the 1798 edition of Cassini's "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale". In good condition with minor wear along the original centerfold. Original plate mark is visible.<br><BR>Captain Cook (1728 -1779) was among the most famous and important explorer, navigator, cartographer and captain of his time, whose scientific and geographical knowledge influenced his successors well into the 20th century. He started sailing as a teenager and went on to join the Royal Navy in 1755. In 1766, he was commissioned to explore the Pacific and went on the sail thousands of miles across largely uncharted regions of the world. These three historic voyages led him to some of the first sightings of Antarctica, his discovery of many Polynesian islands, including the Hawaiian Islands, first European contact with east Australia, the circumnavigation of New Zealand and the first correct mapping of the Pacific Northwest. <br><br>Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745 - 1824) was a geographer, engraver and globe maker based in Rome, Italy. Best known for his globes, his maps stood out for their elaborate engravings, which he did himself, unlike most publishers of the time.

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        \"Ansicht von Kostheim und Hochheim von der Mündung des Mayns\". Gesamtansicht über den Main, auf dem Fluß Segelschiff, im Vordergrund hübsche Personenstaffage.

       Altkol. Umrißradierung von Johann Ziegler nach Lorenz Janscha, 1798, 30 x 44 cm. Schmitt, Rhein-Beschreibungen 114, 6. - Aus der frühen Ausgabe mit reicher aquarellierter Linieneinfassung. Eine der schönsten Ansichten von Hochheim in feinem Altkolorit und in guter Erhaltung. - Gerahmt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Hessen

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        \"Ansicht von Oppenheim\". Prächtige Gesamtansicht mit außerordentlich reicher Personenstaffage.

       Altkol. Umrißradierung von Johann Ziegler nach Lorenz Janscha, 1798, 30 x 44 cm. Schmitt, Rhein-Beschreibungen 114, 4. - Aus der frühen Ausgabe mit reicher aquarellierter Linieneinfassung. Eine der schönsten Ansichten von Oppenheim in feinem Altkolorit und in guter Erhaltung. - Gerahmt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Rheinland-Pfalz - Saarland

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        \"Ansicht von Speyer\". Prächtige Gesamtansicht mit außerordentlich reicher Personenstaffage.

       Altkol. Umrißradierung von Johann Ziegler nach Lorenz Janscha, 1798, 28,5 x 23,5 cm. Schmitt, Rhein-Beschreibungen 114, 1. - Ohne Rand. Unten im Bild handschriftlich bezeichnet \"E. Wayes 1799\" (wahrscheinlich Besitzvermerk). Eine der schönsten Ansichten von Speyer in feinem Altkolorit und in guter Erhaltung. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Rheinland-Pfalz - Saarland

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        OPPENHEIM., "Ansicht von Oppenheim". Prächtige Gesamtansicht mit außerordentlich reicher Personenstaffage.

      Altkol. Umrißradierung von Johann Ziegler nach Lorenz Janscha, 1798, 30 x 44 cm. Schmitt, Rhein-Beschreibungen 114, 4. - Aus der frühen Ausgabe mit reicher aquarellierter Linieneinfassung. Eine der schönsten Ansichten von Oppenheim in feinem Altkolorit und in guter Erhaltung. - Gerahmt. Rheinland-Pfalz - Saarland

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        HISTOIRE NATURELLE, GENERALE ET PARTICULIERE, par Lecrerc de Buffon. (127 volumi. Completo).

      Dufart VII-XIII (1798-1805), Paris - .nouvelle edition, accompagnée de notes et dans laquelle les supplémens sont insérés dans le premier texte, à la place qui leur convient. L'on y a ajouté l'histoire naturelle des quadrupèdes et des oiseaux découverts depuis la mort de Buffon, celle des reptiles, des poissons, des insectes et des vers; enfin, l'histoire des plantes, dont se grand naturaliste n'a pas eu le tems de s'occuper. Ouvrage formant un cours complet d'Histoire naturelle redigé par C.S. Sonnini. 127 volumi (12,5x20 cm) in bella legatura coeva in piena pelle marmorizzata, cornice dorata ai piatti, dorso liscio ornato e dorato con doppio tassello di titolo e tomagione. --Un volume con rilegatura rifatta a imitazione, alcune cuffie mancanti o altri segni d'uso e del tempo ai margini e agli angoli. Risguardie marmorizzate, testimoni. Set completo di questa famosa edizione, con 1113 tavole quasi tutte colorate a mano e carte geografiche, più circa 30 schemi di classificazione e tabelle. Qualche brunitura a macchia o fioriture, ma bell'insieme di questa monumentale riedizione e aggiornamento dell'opera di Buffon. L'opera è così divisa: Théorie de la terre, 3 tomes; Epoques de la Nature, 1 tome; Histoire des Minéraux, 12 tomes; Des Animaux, 1 tome; De l'Homme, 4 tomes; Quadrupèdes, 13 tomes; des Singes, 2 tomes;; des Oiseaux, 28 tomes; Crustacés et Insectes, 14 tomes; Mollusques, 6 tomes; Reptiles, 8 tomes; Plantes, 18 tomes; Poissons, 14 tomes; Tables analytiques, 3 tomes. Non tutte le tavole sono numerate, e a volte non sono in sequenza, ma corrispondono al testo.Oltre al testo "classico" di Buffon sono assai importanti le integrazioni sulla base delle nuove scoperte scientifiche. Rettili e anfibi sono opera del Dudin, con 100 tavole; i molluschi sono di Denis de Monfort, con 72 tavole; uccelli e pesci sono sviluppati dal Sonnini; gli insetti da Latrelle. In sostanza, i migliori studiosi degli anni a cavallo tra 7 e 8cento furono partecipi dell'opera, rara da trovare così completa e in belle condizioni esterne.

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        Voyage à la Nouvelle Galles du Sud, à Botany-Bay, au port Jackson, en 1787, 1788, 1789; par John White, Chirurgien en chef de l'établissement des Anglais, dans cette partie du globe; Ouvrage où l'on trouve de nouveaux sur le caractère et les usages des habitans du cap de Bonne-Espérance, de l'île Ténériffe, de Rio-Janeiro et de la Nouvelle-Hollande, ainsi qu'une description exacte de plusieurs animaux inconnus jusqu'à présent, traduit de l'Anglais, avec des notes critiques et philosophiques sur l'histoire naturelle et les moeurs; Par Charles Pougens.

      Guillaume 1798 - In-8 de XII 206 pp. 1 256 pp. 2, basane marbrée de l'époque, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre, tranches rouges. Deuxième édition française ornée de 2 planches gravées hors-texte (Sabin 103406 - Chadenat 5155 - Borba de Moraes pp. 940-941 - Hill I, p. 324 - Ferguson, 231). L'auteur était chirurgien en chef à bord d'un des bateaux de la flotte britannique qui transportait les condamnés en Australie. Ouvrage où l'on trouve de nouveaux détails sur le caractère et les usages des habitants du Cap de Bonne-Espérance, de l'ile Ténériffe, de Rio-Janeiro et de la Nouvelle Hollande, ainsi qu'une description exacte de plusieurs animaux inconnus jusqu'à présent. Traduit de l'anglais avec des notes critiques et philosophiques sur l'histoire naturelle et les m?urs, par Charles Pougens et enrichi de deux planches dessinées par Monnet et gravées par Clément. Bel exemplaire de cette importante relation de voyage sur l'Australie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        View of the Agriculture of Middlesex: with Observations on the Means of its Improvement, and Several Essays on Agriculture in General. Drawn up for the Consideration of the Board of Agriculture...Accompanied by the Remarks of Several Respectable Gentlemen and Farmers

      Two hand-colored folding engraved maps & one folding printed table. xvii pp., 1 leaf of errata, 597 pp. 8vo, cont. speckled calf, red morocco lettering piece on spine. London: Printed by B. Macmillan for G. Nicol et al., 1798. First edition and rather scarce. Middleton (1751-1833), land surveyor and agriculturalist, was a member of the London Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce. The present work has long been considered to be the best of all of the Board of Agriculture's surveys of the English counties (see ODNB). Middleton was a prolific writer on rural matters and was inspired by a wish to improve the lot of his fellow countrymen. Fine copy.

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        Collection complete des Tableaux historiques de la Révolution Française

      - De l'imprimerie de Pierre Didot l'Aîné, A Paris 1798 (An VI), Grd. in-Folio (32x48,5cm), (4) vj, 4, 8, 5-162p. et (2) 161-324p. et (2) 325-580p. et (4) 36, 27, 12, 9, 32, 9, 19, 11p. (4), 3 tomes en 4 volumes reliés. - Prima edizione di questa pubblicazione monumentale che originariamente apparso nel 1791-1796 in 112 consegne. Leganti completo marrone di pelle di pecora in marmo di tempo firmato Bradel, il figlio maggiore (etichetta all'interno della copertina). Dos liscio elegantemente decorato con gioielli e ruote. parti del titolo in marocchino rosso e numero del volume in marocco verde. fregio inquadratura sui piatti. Rotolare su turni. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de cette monumentale publication qui parut primitivement de 1791 à 1796 en 112 livraisons. Belle impression sur Grand papier Velin, dont Didot s'était fait une spécialité. L'illustration, abondante et remarquable, se compose de 2 frontispices de Fragonard fils, 144 figures (20x25cm à la planche, et 22,5x32cm) des tableaux historiques de la Révolution Française par Jean-Louis Prieur, Jacques François Joseph Swebach Jean Duplessi-Bertaux, Abraham Girardet, Nicolas-Marie Ozanne, Fragonard et Jean Desaulx. Le troisième tome ou quatrième volume comprend un frontispice 'Déclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen", 9 figures et 66 planches contenant 66 portraits en médaillon à la manière noire, 66 bandeaux historiés et le texte gravé en italique. Bien complet de la planche des assignats rehaussés en couleurs et du tableau de la valeur des assignats. In fine, Feuillets de la publication en livraison, et document sur le Concordat, le Consulat et Bonaparte nommé Consul à vie. Il est important de noter qu'il a été joint à cet exemplaire le texte double des 40 premiers tableaux, le texte révolutionnaire, et le texte modifié. Reliures en pleine basane brune jaspée d'époque signées Bradel, fils aîné (étiquette sur le contreplat). Dos lisses élégamment ornés de fleurons et roulettes. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin vert. Frise d'encadrement sur les plats. Roulette sur les coupes. Estafilades sur les plats du tome I, une sur le plat supérieur du tome II. Dicrètes et fines restaurations à plusieurs coins, bordures (en reprenant habilement les roulettes), et comblements de certaines zones (plats des tomes II et III). Quelques rares rousseurs sur les serpentes. Toutes les serpentes sont présentes. Absence ou pas, seul le premier volume contient une page de titre après le faux-titre, les autres volumes n'ayant qu'un faux-titre ; en outre le dernier volume évoquant le consulat à vie de Bonaparte, il n'a pu être imprimé qu'en 1802. On notera quant aux faux-titres seulement présents, qu'il en est de même pour l'exemplaire présent à Oxford, celui de l'Université de Londres, et celui de l'université d'Edimbourg, idem pour l'exemplaire de la Royal Academy of Arts. Magnifique exemplaire relié par Bradel à grandes marges, d'une belle fraîcheur. "Une succession chronologique d'événements marquants de la Révolution française, présentés chacun par un texte et illustrés par une gravure. Ce recueil ayant été conçu dans la dynamique de l'actualité qu'il relate, avec un décalage plus ou moins long, constitue un exemple remarquable d'écriture et de représentation contemporaine de l'Histoire. Avec leurs contrefaçons hollandaise et allemande, les gravures des Tableaux historiques véhiculèrent ainsi en Europe, à retardement, mais avec une efficacité incontestable, sinon le souffle de la Révolution française, du moins une nouvelle image de la France au seuil du XIXe siècle" (Claudette Hould, Annie Jourdan, Rolf Reichardt et Stéphane Roy, Musée de la Révolution française, RMN, 2002). Outre les 144 événements marquants de la Révolution Française, présentés et racontés par Chamfort, Fauchet, Guinguéné et Pagès, le troisième tome présente 9 discours préliminaires aux tableaux historiques et 60 notices gravées des acteurs de la Révolution Française (on y trouve le Consul Bonaparte). Ces 9 discours préliminaires sont également des tableaux historiques et viennent en supplément. Les 66 personnages de la Révolution Française n'ont pas été choisis pour leurs bonnes ou mauvaises actions mais plutôt en fonction du rôle qu'ils ont joué dans l'histoire de la Révolution Française. Les Constitutions de 1791 et 1793, de l'an III, La Déclaration des droits de l'homme, sont intercalés entre les portraits. Cette majestueuse publication évoque celles que fit Louis XIV en son temps sur le château de Versailles ou sur ses campagnes militaires et qui étaient destinées à véhiculer la grandeur de la France, le but avoué était ici le même, essaimer les idées et l'extraordinaire aventure de la Révolution Française, non par un panégyrique, mais par une réprésentation imagée et strictement historique des événements. Enfin, il faut remarquer que la Révolution Française s'achève dans l'ouvrage par la nomination de Bonaparte en tant que Consul à vie (le voeu du peuple français pour le Consulat à vie), comme un aboutissement de tant d'événements, une des dernières gravures étant le coup d'état du 18 brumaire.

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        REMAGEN., "Ansicht des Rathauses zu Remagen". Ansicht mit Brunnen und Fachwerkhaus.

      Altkol. Umrißradierung von Johann Ziegler nach Lorenz Janscha, 1798, 30 x 44 cm. Schmitt, Rhein-Beschreibungen 114, 33. - Aus der berühmten Sammlung "Collection de cinquante Vues du Rhin". Mit reicher aquarellierter Linieneinfassung. Am rechten Rand gering berieben, sonst gut erhalten und farbfrisch. Rheinland-Pfalz - Saarland

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        De Ellipseos Evoluta et Aequidistantibus earumque Constructione Scripsit et Orationem, die 12 sept. 1798 in audvitorio Philosophorum Professionis Philosophicae Extraordinariae adeundae caussa habebit Mauricius de Prasse

      Impressit Carolus Tauchnitz Lipsiae (Leipzig), 1798. Broschur, 14 Seiten Gr.-8°, Broschiert deutliche Gebrauchsspuren, Ecken und Kanten berieben, die Front stärker an den Rändern beschmutzt, am unteren Rand auf den ersten beiden Seiten ein Wasserrand Qrdner1 Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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        Geschichte von Amerika. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Johann Friedrich Schiller. Neue Ausgabe. 3 Bände.

      Leipzig, Weidmannische Buchhandlung, 1798 - 1801. Mit ganzseitigem Frontispiz (Porträt des Autors), vier großformatigen, mehrfach gefalteten, gestochenen Landkarten sowie einer gestochenen, mehrfach gefalteten Bildtafel (Mexicanische Bilderschriften) sowie mit ausführlichem Register im zweiten Band. Einschlägiges Werk zur Geschichte des amerikanischen Kontinents mit besonderem Augenmerk unter anderem auf die Entdeckungsgeschichte und die Eroberungshistorie Mittelamerikas. Buchrücken des ersten Bandes fachmännisch restauriert. Die Bände ansonsten in sehr gutem Zustand, auch innen frische, nahezu fleckenfreie Exemplare Karten vollständig vorhanden und sauber erhalten. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        uvres complètes.

      1798 - Édition en partie originale des ?uvres complètes de Diderot, ?bien exécutée et beaucoup plus complète que l'édition en 15 volumes » de 1798. (Brunet). Paris, 1818-1819. DIDEROT, Denis. ?uvres complètes. Paris, A. Belin, 1818-1819. 7 tomes en 7 volumes in-8 de : I/ (1) f., xlv pp., (1), 754 pp., 2 planches dépliantes ; II/ (2) ff., 736 pp., 1 planche dépliante ; III/ (2) ff., 799 pp. ; IV/ (2) ff., 755 pp. ; V/ (2) ff., 678 pp. ; VI/ (2) ff., 525 pp., (3) pp. ; VII/ (2) ff., 367 pp. Reliés en demi-cuir de Russie de l'époque, dos lisses richement ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin vert, tranches jaunes. Reliure de l'époque. 207 x 127 mm. Édition collective en partie originale des ?uvres de Diderot, ?bien exécutée et beaucoup plus complète que l'édition en 15 volumes.? (Brunet). Brunet, II, 700; Cioranescu, 23992; David Adams, Bibliographie des ?uvres de Denis Diderot, I, A8; Barbier, II, 13124; M. Escoffier, Le Mouvement romantique, n° 378. « L'édition Belin contient un septième volume, intitulé ?Supplément'. Il en existe trois versions, l'une datée de 1818, les deux autres de 1819. Malgré sa date, celle de 1819 semble avoir été la première à voir le jour. » (D. Adams.) / Enlarged edition of Diderot's Complete works, ?well executed and much more complete than the 15 volumes edition? of 1798 (Brunet). Paris, 1818-1819. DIDEROT, Denis. ?uvres complètes. Paris, A. Belin, 1818-1819. 7 parts in 7 8vo volumes [207 x 127 mm] of: I/ (1) l., xlv pp., (1) bl.p., 754 pp., 2 folding plates; II/ (2) ll., 736 pp., 1 folding plate; III/ (2) ll., 799 pp.; IV/ (2) ll., 755 pp.; V/ (2) ll., 678 pp.; VI/ (2) ll., 525 pp., (3) pp.; VII/ (2) ll., 367 pp. Bound in contemporary half-Russian leather, flat spines richly decorated, green morocco lettering pieces, yellow edges. Contemporary binding. Enlarged collective edition of Diderot's Works, ?well executed and much more complete than the edition in 15 volumes.? (Brunet). Brunet, II, 700; Cioranescu, 23992; David Adams, Bibliographie des ?uvres de Denis Diderot, I, A8; Barbier, II, 13124; M. Escoffier, Le Mouvement romantique, n° 378. ?The Belin edition contains a seventh volume, entitled ?Supplément'. There are three versions of it, one of them dated 1818, the other two 1819. Despite its date, the one of 1819 seems to be the first one that came out.? (D. Adams.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ...Presenteert by openbare opveylinge aen de meest daer voor biedende te verkoopen, een extraordinary welbezeylt galjoot-schip, ... genaemt de Sint Sebastiaen. Amsterdam, Hendrik Harmensz. Boterenbrood, [1698]. Folded half-sheet (ca. 34.5 x 42.5 cm).

      Not in Knuttel;; NCC. Unrecorded 17th-century poster announcing the auction of the galleon "Sint Sebastiaen", complete with anchors, ropes, sails, gunner's, helmsman's, cook's and boatswain's equipment and two small boats. The ship was auctioned on 27 October 1798 at the Nieuwezyds Heeren Logement by Johannes Kersteman.With a contemporary manuscript note by Gerrit Hiddes, who apparently inspected the ship on 14 February 1699 and was able to locate all items except for the sails that were stored at the broker's.Some minor spots and slightly frayed along the edges, otherwise in good condition.

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        A Tour in Switzerland, Vol. 1

      G. G. &amp; J. Robinson, 1798. Hardcover. Good. 1798. 354 pages. No dust jacket. Volume 1 only. Marbled green boards half bound in green leather with gilt lettering. Small tape shadows to endpapers and pastedowns. Mild tanning and use marking to pages. Text remains clear throughout. Minor edge wear and use marking to boards and spine. Binding remains firm.

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        Voyage de La Pérouse autour du Monde, publié conformément au Décrets du 22 Avril 1791, et rédigé par M.L.A. Milet-Mureau. 4 Vols. + Atlas.

      Paris, Plassin, 1798. 8vo. a. folio. (44 x 30) cm. Textvolumes bound in 4 contemp. hcalf. Gilt spines with gilt lettering. Tome-label on volume one eroded. Stamp on title-pages. (4),LXVIII,368;(4),414;316,(120 = Tables);(4),328 pp. A few scattered brownspots. Atlasvolume bound in matching hcalf. Spine gilt and rubbed. Lower compartment of spine with wear and tear. Engraved portrai of Pérouse as frontispiece. Engraved pictorial titlepage with cupids and naviogational instruments (dessinée par Moreau le Jeune) and 69 engraved maps, plans and plates of which 32 are large folded engraved maps. Mild foxing to some parts of some maps, occasionally mild dampstains to some plates, marginal browning and some spotting. One map with a repair to folding. Second edition of the textvolumes (the first appeared the year before, 1797) and first edition of plates. (69 plates to the first, 70 to the second)."In 1785, Jean-Francois de Galaup, Comte de la Perouse, began preparations for an extensive sea voyage. His aim was to explore the Pacific regions of North and South America, Asia and Australasia. The sponsor of the expedition was the French king, Louis XVI, who was inspired by Captain James Cook's Pacific voyages. Louis ordered the French expedition to show the world that France could also dominate in ocean exploration. The expedition consisted of two ships - La Boussole and L'Astrolabe. They carried a total of 225 crew, officers and scientists. The ships left France in August 1785 and sailed south around Cape Horn. The voyage was expected to last four years. During the voyage, La Perouse sent back regular reports to France. The expedition mapped coastlines and explored uncharted areas of ocean. The expedition's scientists also spent time onshore at various ports, observing the habits and customs of local people and collecting natural history specimens. The expedition's progess until September 1787 was published by the French government as Voyage de La Perouse autour du monde [La Perouse's voyage around the world]. It was reprinted many times and translated into several languages. In 1791, when La Perouse had not returned to France or made any contact by dispatch, the French government sent out a search party. It was commanded by Rear Admiral Joseph Antoine Bruni d'Entrecasteaux and consisted of two ships, Recherche and Esperance.... The complete disappearance of La Perouse caught the imagination of the European public. Songs, stories and plays were written about the possible fate of the expedition, including a popular play called, Perouse, or, The desolate island..... It was not until 1964 that the wreck of La Boussole was finally discovered on Vanikoro's reefs. At last the fate of La Perouse and his crew was known. The expedition is commemorated in the name of a Sydney suburb on the shores of Botany Bay - La Perouse." (State Library of New South Wales, Website).Sabin, 38960.

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        A Journey from Bengal to England through the Northern Part of India, Kashmire, Afghanistan, and Persia, and into Russia, by the Caspian-Sea.

      London: R. Faulder,, 1798. 2 volumes bound as 1, quarto (270 × 211 mm). Contemporary calf, tan double labels, low broad bands with a gilt palmette roll, single fillet gilt panel to the boards, gilt edge-roll, all edges gilt, brown silk page-marker still intact. Double folding strip map of "the Route of Mr. Forster from Loldong to Petersburg". Bound with both half-titles. A little rubbed at the extremities, some minor scuffing on the boards, spine slightly dry and darkened, front joint just started at the head, endpapers lightly foxed, the folding map a little more heavily so, light browning of the text-block with the occasional spot of foxing, overall a very good copy. First edition thus. The first volume was published in Calcutta in 1790, the year before Forster's death, the whole being published for the first time as here. Forster, (c.1752?1791), was an officer of the HEIC on the Madras establishment, and between 1782 and 1784 undertook "a remarkable overland journey from Calcutta to Europe, travelling through Jammu to Kashmir, Kabul, Herat, Persia, across the Caspian Sea, and thence to Russia. This journey traced back, to a large extent, the route of Alexander in his pursuit of Bessus. It also took Forster through districts of considerable commercial and political interest to the British. Adopting various disguises on his route ? he travelled in the company of local merchants. This clandestine mode of travel, through regions completely unfamiliar to contemporary Europeans, made it impossible for him to use any instruments to survey his route, although he was later described as an acute observer with a good knowledge of the languages of central Asia" (ODNB). In Russia he had "sailed up the Volga to Russia, and then proceeded to St. Petersburg" (Cross), his travels there occupying just under a hundred pages of volume II. On his return to England he was encouraged by Henry Dundas to to write a general study of the political state of India, and "in 1785 he published Sketches of the Mythology and Customs of the Hindoos, a work which attracted considerable attention" (ODNB). On his return to India he was employed by Cornwallis to negotiate the conclusion of defensive alliance against Tipu Sultan with Mudhoji Bhonsla and the Nizam Shah, reaching Nagpur in July 1788. He died there in 1790 as resident to the court of Raja Raghoji Bhonsla. The completion of the present work was attained "from papers found in his possession", and on publication quickly obtained a high reputation, being "valued by contemporaries for its contribution to the geographical knowledge of central Asia". It was swiftly translated into French by the prominent orientalist Louis-Mathieu Langlès, being published in 1802 as Voyage du Bengale à Pétersbourg. A very pretty copy of an important text.

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        Theoria generationis et fructificationis plantarum cryptogamicarum linnaei. Text in latein.

      Leipzig, Verlag Breitkopf & Härtel, 1798. XII + 268 + Tab. A + 42 Tafeln mit handcolorierten Abbildungen nach Zeichnungen des Verfassers., 4°. neutraler Pappeinband der Zeit., Einband berieben, etwas angeschmutzt und beschabt. Buchrücken oberhalb mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Papier altersbeding etwas gilb und teils leicht stockfleckig. Zum Teil unaufgeeschnittenes Exemplar. Insgesamt gutes und seltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Mooskunde, Moos, Bryologie, Seemos

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        Die Unentschlossenheit einer Mutter, oder die zwey Neffen. Ein Schauspiel in einem Aufzug vom Verfasser von: Trennung aus Stolz

      Joseph Lentner, Munich 1798 - First (and only?) edition. 48 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. The Indecision of a Mother. Rare one-act play by Karl von Lütgendorf, author of Trennung aus Stolz (1794). "The Indecision of a Mother": the noble lady, fifteen years a widow, has a terrible secret. When she gave birth to a son, another woman had a boy at the same time; the two babies were mixed up and she was unable to tell which was hers. She paid the woman a thousand gulden in cash and a valuable diamond necklace, swore her to secrecy, and raised the boys as twins. Her loathsome brother-in-law discovered the secret in a deathbed confession ? Holzmann/Bohatta VII, 10495. Not in OCLC Contemporary violet wrappers, somewhat faded, with two small tickets on front cover. RARE

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        Recherches sur les Origines Celtiques, principalement sur celles du Bugey considéré comme berceau du Delta Celtique.

      A Paris, de l'imprimerie de P. Didot l'Aîné, se trouve chez Carteret, et à Bourg, chez Dufour et Josseran, 1798. - 2 tomes en 2 volumes in-8. frontispice. 2ff. 572pp. 1 planche dépliante hors-texte. + 479pp. 8 planches hors-texte. Demi-veau, dos lisses ornés (Reliure postérieure). Edition Originale de cet ouvrage curieux de l'archéologue Bacon-Tacon (1738-1817), qui "eut une vie fort agitée et pleine d'actes peu honorables" selon Larousse. C'est une tentative pour démontrer l'origine celtique du Bugey, région natale de l'auteur située à la frontière de la Suisse et qu'il considérait comme "le berceau du Delta Celtique". On y trouve notamment d'intéressantes recherches linguistiques sur l'origine et la signification des noms celtes. "L'auteur a enrichi son ouvrage d'une multitude de recherches onomastiques, puisées dans la science de la signification des noms celtes imposés de temps immémorial aux lieux, montagnes, fleuves, habitations et familles encore subsistantes, de différentes contrées du globe" (Journal Général de la Littérature de France). Exemplaire du diplomate Alfred Marey-Monge (1814-1846), avec sa signature sur le faux-titre de chaque volume. Petit-fils du célèbre mathématicien Gaspard Monge et frère du général qui gouverna l'Algérie, Marey-Monge fut nommé consul de France à Mogador (Maroc) et il périt, à l'âge de 32 ans, au large des côtes marocaines dans le naufrage du Papin, un vapeur reliant Cadiz au Sénégal. 10 planches hors-texte gravées incluant une planche dépliante et un frontispice. Très bon exemplaire, bien complet des pages 81 à 108 qui manquent à certains exemplaires. Brunet, 23168. Journal Général de la Littérature de France, I, p.324. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Pensées Libres Sur Les Prêtres

      Première Edition, Edition Originale Marmorierter Hartkarton Sehr gut Text Französisch. Lan I. de la Raison et VI. De la République Francaise (1798). Schöner marmorierter Hartkarton mit Goldprägung auf Buchrücken, minimale Läsuren am Kapital und Kapitalband, solide und dekorativ, 216 Seiten, klar gedruckter Text auf büttenartigem Papier, kaum Stockflecken, insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. --- Sylvain Maréchal (eigentlich Pierre-Sylvain Maréchal 15. August 1750 in Paris 18. Januar 1803 in Montrouge) war ein französischer Dichter, Philosoph und Schöpfer des Maréchal-Kalenders. Er gilt als Vordenker des Anarchismus. --- Relié en carton marbré, dos avec titre en lettres dorées, très peu de rousseurs, état très satisfaisant. --- Pierre Sylvain Maréchal, né à Paris le 15 août 1750 et mort le 18 janvier 1803, est un écrivain, poète et pamphlétaire français. Militant politique, il fut le compagnon de Gracchus Babeuf, précurseur du communisme. --- 11,5 x 19 Cm. 0,25 Kg. +++ Stichwörter: Anarchismus Französische Revolution Antiklerikalismus Kommunismus Etre Suprême Philosophie Pamphlet Anarchisme Anticléricalisme

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        The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire. Complete Set of 2 Volumes (all published). With an original Plan of Wolverhampton, A large map of Staffordshire, Engravings of Boscobel House, The Pedigree of Turton, Etchings of Kings Bromley, Pipe Ridware House, Lichfield, Site of Blythbury Priory, Mavesyn Ridware, Cathedral of Lichfield, View of Freeford, etc. etc. Volume I - Containing the Ancient and Modern History of Thirty Parishes in the Hundred of Offlow, arranged Geographically, with an Appendix of the most curious Charters &c. Illustrated with sixty-two copper plates and a copious Index / Volume II - Part1 (all published) - Containing the Prefatory Introduction, commencing with a Series of Original Letters from Plot's time to the present General and Natural History &c. Ancient and Modern History of the remaining Parishes in the Hundred of Offlow and the Whole of Seisdon, arranged Geographically with an Appendix of curious Charters and other additions and Corrections &c. Illustra

      Large-Folio. Volume I: Folded Map of Staffordshire by W.Faden, Portrait of Rev. Shaw (detached), XXIV, (2), 125, XXXVIII, 434, 38 pages / Volume II, Part I: A Plan of Wolverhampton, XXXII, 290, 20 pages. With a double-page plan, a large, folded county map (coloured), 82 engraved plates, numerous vignettes within the text and 3 folded pedigree - tables. Modern Hardcover. Exceptionally restored. This work is difficult to handle if not in a sturdy binding ! Original Edition in professionally rebound halfleather with gilt lettering on spine and extra-strong boards, suited for this heavy set. This masterpiece of underestimated english local history is of great interest because of its fold out maps and numerous large folio etchings. Includes the two Fronticpiece-Maps: "The County of Staffordshire from the Improved Map in six sheets by W.Yates - published by W.Faden, Charing Cross, 1798" and " A Plan of Wolverhampton, surveyed in MDCCL by Isaac Taylor and engraved by Thomas Jefferys" /

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        Extra Official State Papers. Addressed to The Right Hon. Lord Rawdon and the Other Members of the Two House of Parliament, Associated for the Preservation of the Constitution and Promoting the Prosperity of the British Empire. By a Late Under Secretary of State [William Knox].

      Volume One (of two) in two parts. 8. 49, [1], 14, [2], 174 [2] pages plus Errata-leaf. Original Hardcover. Contemporary Irish calf with edges stained green. Neatly rebacked. Gilt ornaments on spine with beautiful original spinelabel. In overall excellent condition. This thoughtful work on Irish politics and history was written by an Irish-born government official, and subsequently owned by two significant figures in Irish history, both of whom have left their mark on it. The first was the spy and co-founder of the United Irishmen, Leonard Macnally who has signed and annotated the text, followed by Warner William Westenra second Baron Rossmore who has left his notes and jottings on the Act of Union. SABIN 38181] The title page bears the ownership signature of Leonard Macnally who signs himself 'Leo: MacNally' with the name of the anonymous author '[William] Knox' written in his hand below. Macnally, a barrister and playwright, is now remembered as a notorious spy for the British government, exploiting his status as a co-founder of the United Irishmen to betray friends and republican clients such as Wolfe Tone even as he purported to defend them in the court cases that followed the rebellion of 1798. In addition to his ownership signature MacNally has lightly annotated Knox's Appendix which contains a 'Paper delivered to Lord Frederick Campbell, when appointed Secretary to Ireland, 1767' in which the author addresses the 'tyranny' of aristocratic government in Ireland, lamenting the 'wretched... ancient condition of Ireland... in respect to property' ownership. MacNally's interest seems to lie in Knox's reading of the history of Irish land tenure with five inked annotations setting out the legal justification for Knox's historical analysis, frequently by reference to Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England. The bookplate of the Barons Rossmore appears on the front pastedown, almost certainly Warner William Westenra (1765-1842) the second Baron who was briefly a member of the Irish Parliament before losing his seat in the Act of Union, returning to spearhead a campaign to reform the representative peerage in Ireland, finally serving as Lord Lieutenant of Monaghan. On the penultimate blank endpaper, Westenra wrestles with the implications of Union with the UK, apparently writing before the act: 'The question now before the public is shall we have an Union?... Shall the people of Ireland consent to an Union of Legislature... The voice of thousands cry out no - that is the voice of thousands exclaim - let material pride trample upon national interest.' Alluding to one of the perennial features of Irish history, Rossmore acknowledges: 'Literary men of genius will go to England', but resignedly continues, 'Is that not the case now - Sheridan &c' [Description: Christian White

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        P. Virgilii Maronis Opera.

      London: by M. Brown at the expense of G. and G. Ginger [and 11 others],, 1798. Interepretatione et notis. Illustravit Carolus Ruaeus, Soc. Jesu. Jussu christianissimi Regis, ad usum serenissimi Delphini. Juxta editionem novissimam parisiensem. Huic editioni accessit index accuratissimus, antè editi longè locupletior. Octavo (210 x 122 mm). Bound for presentation in contemporary straight-grain red morocco, Greek-key, floral and vine-leaf rolls gilt to spine forming compartments, elaborate fleur-de-lys and crossed-arrow centrepieces and simple floral cornerpieces gilt, black morocco label, gilt border comprising interwoven feathered and dotted roll-tools to covers, decorate gilt-rolls to board-edges and turn-ins, edges dyed yellow, dark blue coated endpapers. Engraved folding map, "Aenae Trojani navigatio". Index separately paginated. Later book label of J. L. Weir to front pastedown. Spine slightly dry, mild darkening to morocco, light rubbing to corners of boards, superficial score to front, a couple of small markings to rear, a few trivial spots to contents, short neat split to one of the map folds. A lovely copy. Scottish philosopher Sir William Hamilton's copy, presented to him while a pupil in his third year at Glasgow Grammar School, with his prize plate dated 1801 to the front pastedown. Hamilton (1788-1856) entered the school at the age of nine, and began taking Greek and Latin classes at the University of Glasgow in 1800, aged twelve. He was elected professor of logic and metaphysics at the University of Edinburgh in 1836, and "was best-known as the originator of 'the philosophy of the conditioned', a philosophical perspective that combined, or in the eyes of critics inevitably failed to combine, the insights of Thomas Reid with those of Immanuel Kant" (ODNB). His library of 10,000 volumes, purchased after his death for presentation to the University of Glasgow. The so-called Delphin edition of Virgil was the work of French Jesuit scholar Charles de la Rue (1643-1725). First published in 1675, it "did perhaps more than any other single edition has done to advance the study of Virgil" (Lonsdale and Lee, eds., The Globe Edition of the Works of Virgil, p. 7), and was used by Dryden in his translation of the Aeneid. This copy is a particularly handsome example of Regency-era bookbinding, work that Hamilton would have doubtless appreciated, himself being a skilled amateur binder.

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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. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Extremely scarce publication ! No copy available on the worldwide market at the time of cataloging. 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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        Installation des Vaisseaux.

      Paris: L'Imprimerie de la Republique, An VI. (1798). x. 4to. xii, 403, (1) pp. b/w folding plates. Complete specifications and instructions for building, equipping and sailing a 74 gun frigate, written at the direction of the Minister of the Marine to get the French Navy up to snuff. Interestingly it also contains more than 200 pages of highly specific manning instructions, - quarter and station bills - for sailing and fighting a vessel of this class. Polak 1322 calls for 9 plates; there are 8 folding plates here, numbered 1-8. OCLC, which also calls for 9 plates, locates only 2 copies. Apparently lacking lacking one plate, though Lefkowicz cites a copy with eight plates. Light water stain on lower edges of pages, but still a very nice copy, with eight folding engraved plates. Bound in original full calf with gilt spine decorations. All edges gilt.

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