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

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

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

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

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

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

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        De la résolution des équations numériques de tous les degrés.

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

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        The Dinner

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

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

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

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        Ansicht des Domplatzes zu Kölln.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Storia di Milano

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

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        The Coffee Planter of Saint Domingo

      

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        Fine and evocative Contemporary Copy of his official list of the English and French Forces at the BATTLE OF THE NILE, (Horatio, Viscount, 1758-1805, Admiral)]

      1798 - fought 1st-3rd August 1798, with copy signature 'HORATIO NELSON', naming the 14 English vessels, headed by his flagship 'Vanguard' (74), their numbers of guns, men, killed and wounded, and the 19 French vessels, headed by Brueys' flagship 'L'Orient' (120), with their numbers of guns and men, also 'How dispos'd of', mostly Taken (11), the rest Burnt (3), Sunk (1) or Escaped, headed by 'Le Guillaume Tell' [Counter-Admiral Villeneuve], (4), while the French survivors 'Sent on shore . as by Certificates from Captain Barry of L'Hecate Bomb', Escaped from the Timoleon . L'Hecate Bomb, Officers, Carpenters, Caulkers, &c Prisoners aboard the Fleet, total only 3708 out of 8930, contemporary title on side 4 in Italian, 1 side large oblong folio and conjugate leaf, Vanguard, 13th September Nelson had at last caught up with the French Fleet. Napoleon had landed his army in Egypt and fought several battles. Admiral Brueys set up a defensive line at Aboukir Bay (that at Alexandria being too shallow), wrongly believing that the shallows behind him were sufficient protection. Although it was late afternoon, Nelson attacked. HMS Zealous tested the depth of the water and the French line was soon under fire from both sides. Nelson's dispositions throughout the evening and well past midnight, in spite of a severe head wound during the battle, were outstanding. The English ships flew the White Ensign, illuminated, to distinguish them from the Tricolour. The battle left Napoleon without warships or supplies, and gave the British the control of the Eastern Mediterranean for the rest of the war. Nelson lists 3105 French prisoners as 'Sent on shore by Cartel' (truce). Napoleon later formed these into a unit to join his army.

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

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

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        Ein Wort zu seiner Zeit. Für verständige Mütter und erwachsene Töchter. In Briefen einer Mutter. Hgeg.v. Karl Gottlob Sonntag, Oberpastor an der Kronskirche in Riga

      Crazische Buchhandlung Freyberg, 1798 - 308 Seiten. sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Einband an den Buchkanten leicht berieben/bestoßen, Papier gebräunt und fleckig; weitere Fotos auf Anfrage w1Gkul-8(09) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 230 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Important Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas RAIKES, (George, 1770-1827, Prime Minister)

      1798 - (1741-1813, Governor of the Bank of England), marked 'Private', as Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs to Lord Grenville, (1796-1799), saying that "Count Starhemberg, the Imperial Minister, has complained to Lord Grenville of the violation of his privileges . by the arrest of Count de Waldstein . attached to his Mission . at the instance of Mr Raikes the correspondent of Englebarts and Lack at Hamburgh", Waldstein is now "in Winchester County Gaol" and Starhemberg is demanding the relevant "Attorney &c" be punished for "this outrage against the Law of Nations &c &c", Lord Grenville wishes "this delicate situation" to be settled "quickly and privately . taking it for granted that you are the Mr. Raikes in question", if not, "I have only to ask your pardon for having given you the trouble of reading so far", and asking "(if you happen to be able to do so ) which is the Mr Raikes to whom application is properly to be made", talking about the privilege involved, "I am to instruct you therefore whether it would not be more prudent to withdraw the suit, without any formal interference from the Government", than to push it "to a prosecution on the part of the Crown", especially as an omission in the arrest warrant has been rectified, he repeats his apologies, sure that Raikes "will do justice" to Lord Grenville's anxiety "to have a business of this nature arranged without official interference .", 5 sides 4to, '27th February Received and Answered' on side 6, Downing Street, 27th February light remains of tabs in blank edges between sides 5 and 6, light traces round the edges of side 6 from former laying down, all without loss, otherwise in fine condition Written at a time of great anxiety for the nation and when Austria's friendship was essential in the war with France. Under pressure from the Government, the Bank of England had suspended payment in gold in the crisis of 1797. To cope with foreign dispatches Canning, a rising political star, was working all hours into the night - here '26th' has been altered to '27th' He was also the principal writer of the weekly Anti-Jacobin which promoted government policy at home and abroad, reflected in this courteous but firm letter.

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        Blank Verse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        View in the Fort of Tritchinopoly

      1798. DANIELL, Thomas and William. View in the Fort of Tritchinopoly. [London]: Published as the Act directs by Thos. Daniell, December, 1798. Color-printed aquatint with hand-finishing on wove paper; plate size 25-1/2 by 19 inches. Matted and framed, entire item measures 34 by 28 inches. $4200.A lovely view from within the fortress at Trichinopoly, from Thomas and William Daniell's celebrated book Oriental Scenery, a color-printed aquatint finished by hand.The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is considered one of the finest illustrated works on India. Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture, and antiquities that graced the countryside. They then devoted a further 13 years to publishing their remarkably accurate aquatints. In Britain, the impact was explosive. A cult of Indian architecture, landscaping and interior decoration arose, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as its centerpiece. The Daniells gave the English public their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement still lies in their ability to blend the picturesque with the real, resulting in images that capture the European taste for the sublime landscape, while still remaining faithful to their subjects. The Daniells brought the romance of the English landscape to the antiquities of India and provided England with an accurate vision of this wondrous country.""Thomas Daniell devoted four aquatints to Trichinopoly, since the rock and fort had become a popular symbol of British military prowess in India. Muhammad Ali, whose claim as Nawab of the Carnatic the British favored, was besieged there by the FrenchÂ… The young Captain Robert Clive carried out a daring diversionÂ… and then in 1752 raised the siege of Trichinopoly in collaboration with Major Stringer LawrenceÂ… At the top of the rock is small mandapam or pavilion up to which the Daniells climbed and obtained a magnificent view of the surrounding countryside"" (Archer, Early Views of India, 111). Of this plate, Thomas Daniell wrote, ""The numerous flights of steps, and different buildings to be passed through, both open and enclosed, in ascending the rock, give an awful and grand effect to its approach. The buildings higher up are the Choultries attached to the temple, where devout persons resort after performing their religious duties."" Consisting of 144 views, published in six parts, the work was issued in seven stages: three sets of 24 plates titled Oriental Scenery with title dates of 1795, 1797, and 1801 (this plate was published in the second part); 12 plates titled Antiquities of India dated 1799; 24 plates titled Hindoo Excavations dated 1803; 24 plates titled Views in Hindoostan dated 1807; and 12 further plates of Antiquities of India published without a title page in 1808. All plates were engraved by the Daniells and all are taken from their drawings save the 24 plates of Hindoo Excavations, which are after drawings by James Wales. See Abbey, Travel 420 (plate no. 47). Near-fine condition, a lovely Daniell plate beautifully framed.

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        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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        Opuscules chimiques de Pierre Bayen, Membre de l' Institut national de France ; de la Soci

      Paris, Dugour et Durand, an VI de la R

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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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        Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, and Its Influence of Morals and Happiness

      G.G. and J. Robinson, London 1798 - Final version of Godwin's radical philosophical treatise on political freedom and free will, first published in 1793 in response to Thomas Paine's Rights of Man and the ongoing events of the French Revolution. The work was an immediate success, appearing in numerous periodicals and pirated editions, making Godwin "one of the most dangerous enemies of established society" (Peter H. Marshall, William Godwin (1984), p. 121). ESTC N6482; PMM 243. Two volumes; octavos (21.5cm.); contemporary straight-grained morocco, rebacked at a later date (ca. 19th century) in tan calf, black gilt spine labels, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers; lvi,436;ix,[1],554pp. Boards a bit rubbed along extremities, some clean peeling to upper cover leather of Vol. I, spine leather slightly cracked but not dried, interior has extensive interesting and educated 20th-century pencil annotations throughout else interior near fine, albeit lacking half titles. Very Good or better overall. Contemporary institutional manuscript ownership signature of a "Literary Library" to both pastedowns, additional contemporary ownership signature (illegible) to title pages.

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

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

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        1798 1st ed The Necromancer Harlequin Dr Faustus History of the DEVIL New Haven

      New Haven: 1798. First edition. No other known editions were printed, and the ESTC only notes two other examples to exist. - 1798 1st ed The Necromancer Harlequin Dr Faustus History of the DEVIL New Haven EXTREMELY RARE few copies known to exist at all! The oft reviewed grotesque poem &#147;The Necromancer, or Harlequin Dr. Faustus&#148; has been turned into play (as seen in this books) and operas. Very little is known of this late 18th-century printing, other than that very few copies are known to exist at all! It is paired with and larger work &#147;The Surprising History of the Devil.&#148; Item number: #158 Price: $1250 ANONYMOUS The Surprising history of the Devil and Dr. Faustus. Containing a full account, of the wonderful, and wicked life, of that learned and sinful man, Dr. John Faustus. Also, treating of his unhappy and dreadful end, and his being carried off, and torn to pieces by the Devil on the 28th day of February, 1438. New Haven: 1798. First edition. No other known editions were printed, and the ESTC only notes two other examples to exist. Details: &#149; Collation complete with all pages: 70 &#149; Language: English &#149; Size: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm) &#149; Exceedingly rare with no other example for sale worldwide Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Works/ Oeuvres

      1798 - Etienne Bonnot de Condillac. Oeuvres, 23 volumes, Paris, ann 6=1798.8vo, full calf in very good shape. First appearance of the Langue de Calcul, first edition of the works. Contact me for fuller description.Shipping: $20.00 domestic, $80.00 international. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        ENCYCLOPAEDIA; OR, A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, SCIENCES, AND MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE.

      Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1798. - Large quarto. Eighteen volumes. With 542 copperplate engravings, some folding. Contemporary red calf, spines gilt, leather labels. Some shelf wear, minor chipping to some spine ends, short splits to a handful of joints, front joint of volume nine holding by cords. Minor toning and foxing. 19th-century armorial bookplate on front pastedowns belonging to Charles Burrall Hoffman. Overall very good; a handsome and striking set. An excellent set of the "greatly improved" first edition of the first encyclopedia printed in America, in a fantastic contemporary American binding. Dobson's ENCYCLOPAEDIA was profusely illustrated with over 500 copperplate engravings, constituting "the finest group of American engravings of the century" signifying the "coming of age of American book illustration," according to Wroth. The massive work is illustrated with 542 copperplates engraved by noted artists such as Robert Scott, James Thackara, E. Trenchard, the Smithers, John Vallance, James Akin, William Barker, Joseph Bowles, Francis Shallus, Henry W. Weston, Joseph Seymour, and others. The text comes from the third edition of the ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, with some revisions, namely the section on America, which was written by Jedidiah Morse. Interestingly, the entirety of the work is printed on paper manufactured in Pennsylvania. While the text largely follows the third edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, there is considerable added material mainly related to American and the United States. Subscribers included Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Aaron Burr, and Alexander Hamilton. This copy includes the armorial bookplate of Charles Burrall Hoffman on each front pastedown; Hoffman was an 1846 Columbia University graduate and a descendant of a prominent New York family. A landmark publication, not just the largest printing project undertaken in America at the time, but one that marked "the end of printing in America as a household craft and the beginning of its factory stage of development" - Wroth. Richard D. Arner has written an excellent and through description of the history and production of the work. EVANS 22486. WROTH COLONIAL PRINTER, pp.291-95. SILVER AMERICAN PRINTER, pp.153- 4. LEHMANN-HAUPT 95. RINK 116. SABIN 22555. Richard D. Arner, DOBSON'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA: THE PUBLISHER, TEXT, AND PUBLICATION.Philadelphia, 1991.

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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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