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        Traité de Mécanique Céleste

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

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        Le Jardin D'Amour

      - Paris - Chez Les Marchands de Nouveautes 1798 - C F Mercier's translation ofL Tansillo's famous work. With a charming frontispiece ofthegrape harvest of Nole in 1550. A malegrapepicker is surrounded by three women. Signed by Mercier. Prior to this translation of Tansillo's work there was a translation by Grainville. This is the first edition of Claude-Francois-Xavier Mercier. It is an authorised first editionby this text due to Mercier's signature on the edition page/ the verso of the title page. This work is in theFrench of Mercier. Published to the title pagein the yearVI of the French republiccalendar or the French Revolutionary Calendar. The Gregorian publication year of this work is 1798. The VendangeurisLuigi Tansillo's most famous work. Upon its publication in 1534 thework was condemned by Rome due to its portrayal oflicentious women. The poem recalls a period of drinking and debauchery traditionalduring the time of thegrape harvest. Luigi Tansillo was a poet of the Renaissance era from the province of Potenza in Basillicata. The translator, Claude-Francois-Xavier Mercier was a French writer and editor known for his satiricaland licentious books. Condition: In a half morocco binding with paper covered boards. Externally, smart with some minor rubbing to the joints and to the extremities, harder to extremities. Printed information on the title to the verso of front endpaper, partially removed. Inscriptionto therecto offrontispieceleaf, stating that Grainville had translated this poem intoFrench recently. Prior owner's ex libris stamp to title page, 'Ex Libris, J Visser, Rotterdam'. Faint,faded ink notations to title page with theGregorian date of 1798 and also Ex Libris signature. Inscription to the'Explication de La Gravure' page also. The translator's signature is to the same page. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kupferstich - Karte, aus La Perouse, "Carte des Decouvertes faites en 1787 dans les Mers de Chine et de Tartarie . par les FréGesamtansichttes Francaises la Boußole et l'Astrolabe".

      - um 1798, 49 x 67,5 Janson Hubbard, Japoniae Insvlae, S. 69: "Very late in the eighteenth century the maps . by La Perouse were published, they were the first to accurately show the relationship between Honshu ( an incomplete ) Hokkaida, Sakhalin, the Kurils and Kamchatka". - Hokkaido im Zentrum der Karte, die Westküste noch nicht ausgeführt. Im Norden noch die Südspitze von Kamtschatka, im Süden noch der nördl. Teil von Honshu.

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        Traité de Mécanique Céleste

      Folding engraved plate in Vol. IV. Five vols. in three. Large 4to, a prize binding of mid-19th cent. calf (joints & a few corners carefully repaired, some foxing), arms in gilt of Trinity College, Cambridge on upper & lower covers, double gilt fillet round sides, spines nicely gilt, another version of the arms stamped in gilt in bottom compartment of each volume, modern but wonderfully sympathetic red & green morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: J.B.M. Duprat & others, An VII [1798]-1825. First edition and a complete set with all the supplements. In this monumental and fundamental astronomical work, Laplace - the "Newton of France" - codified and developed the theories and achievements of Newton, Euler, d'Alembert, and Lagrange. "Laplace maintained that while all planets revolve round the sun their eccentricities and the inclinations of their orbits to each other will always remain small. He also showed that all these irregularities in movements and positions in the heavens were self-correcting, so that the whole solar system appeared to be mechanically stable. He showed that the universe was really a great self-regulating machine and the whole solar system could continue on its existing plan for an immense period of time. This was a long step forward from the Newtonian uncertainties in this respect…Laplace also offered a brilliant explanation of the secular inequalities of the mean motion of the moon about the earth - a problem which Euler and Lagrange had failed to solve…He also investigated the theory of the tides and calculated from them the mass of the moon."-Printing & the Mind of Man 252. A very good set. Prize bookplate of Trinity College, Cambridge ("The Rev. Edward Yeats' Prize") presented to C. Niven, January 1867. Later signature of R.V. Jones on front endpapers. Ex Bibliotheca Mechanica with bookplate (this copy was at the binder in Paris for fourteen years). Our set has the first state, with the earlier dates, of the titles of Vols. I and II, and all the supplements. As is occasionally the case, the half-title of Vol. II is lacking. ? Dibner, Heralds of Science, 14. D.S.B., XV, pp. 273-403. En Français dans le Texte 201. Horblit 63. Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, pp. 197-98.

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        Gesamtansicht, Ehrenbreitstein, "Ansicht der Festung Ehrenbreitstein. Vue de la Forteresse d' Ehrenbreitstein".

      - aquarellierte Umrißradierung v. Ziegler n. Janscha b. Artaria et Comp., 1798, 21,2 x 44 Ausgabe mit Wasserzeichen "Van der Lay " und grauem Tuscherand. Ansicht vom Koblenzer Rheinufer über den Rhein auf Festung und Ort Ehrenbreitstein. Die Koblenzer Uferpromenade ist belebt durch zahlreiche Spaziergänger und Reiter, auf dem Rhein Lastkähne. Am Ehrenbreitsteiner Ufer ist die Anlegestelle der "Fliegenden Brücke " zu erkennen. Das Blatt stammt aus der Serie: " Fünfzig malerische Ansichten des Rheinstromes ". - Das Blatt wurde allseitig angerändert.

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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 French". The young Captain Robert Clive carried out a daring diversion". and then in 1752 raised the siege of Trichinopoly in collaboration with Major Stringer Lawrence". At the top of the rock is small mandapam or pavilion up to which the Daniells climbed and obtained a magnificent view of the surrounding countryside" (Archer, Early Views of India, 111). Of this plate, Thomas Daniell wrote, "The numerous flights of steps, and different buildings to be passed through, both open and enclosed, in ascending the rock, give an awful and grand effect to its approach. The buildings higher up are the Choultries attached to the temple, where devout persons resort after performing their religious duties." Consisting of 144 views, published in six parts, the work was issued in seven stages: three sets of 24 plates titled Oriental Scenery with title dates of 1795, 1797, and 1801 (this plate was published in the second part); 12 plates titled Antiquities of India dated 1799; 24 plates titled Hindoo Excavations dated 1803; 24 plates titled Views in Hindoostan dated 1807; and 12 further plates of Antiquities of India published without a title page in 1808. All plates were engraved by the Daniells and all are taken from their drawings save the 24 plates of Hindoo Excavations, which are after drawings by James Wales. See Abbey, Travel 420 (plate no. 47). Near-fine condition, a lovely Daniell plate beautifully framed.

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        Notice des Livres précieux du Citoyen Bozérian, la pluspart reliés par lui, ou brochés et en feuilles

      dont la Vente se fera le 21 pluviose an 6 (9 Février 1798 v. st.) et jours suivants… iv, 50 pp. 8vo, attractive antique mottled half-calf & grey boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: Didot le jeune, Bozérian, & Lejeune, 1798. The very rare first sale of Bozérian's books. Many of the books offered here were bound by Bozérian during his leisure time for his own library. Culot states that Bozérian was obliged to sell these books in order to raise funds to purchase a workshop. Bozérian (1762-1840), called the Elder to distinguish him from his younger brother François (active 1805-1820), was one of the foremost and innovative binders of his time who also successfully engaged in bookselling and publishing. Over the years, he sold books at auction four times: 1798, 1807, 1811 (in order to retire in comfort) and 1834. There was a fifth, posthumous, sale in 1846. 513 lots and priced throughout in a contemporary hand. Fine copy. Without the 4-page schedule of sale at end. ? Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 424-"le catalogue est imprimé avec les beaux caractères de Didot. La vente produisit 26,000 francs." Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions...1643-1830, 378. Horne, p. 696-"curious, both on account of the selection of the editions described, as well as the beautiful execution of the bindings." Peignot, p. 84. Pollard & Ehrman, no. 301.

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        Etrennes des bons Français pour l'année Mille sept cent quatre-vingt-dix-huit

      "Paris: de l'Imprimerie de Fidele-Prospere" [but London], 1798. 12mo (151 x 85 mm). 155, [1 bl.] pp. Engraved frontispiece, woodcut Bourbon arms on title, title and calendar within type-ornament border. Contemporary green morocco gilt, sides panelled and with the gold-stamped Bourbon arms (i.e., arms of Louis XVIII) at center, salmon pink endpapers, gilt edges (small gouge to front joint). A small pen-and-ink drawing of a gentleman in profile inserted. Bookplate of Carlo de Poortere.*** Sixteen years before the Bourbon Restoration, in the middle of the Revolutionary Wars, this almanac was published to encourage supporters of a return of the Monarchy in the person of the Comte de Provence, future Louis XVIII (known in certain circles as Désiré), heir to the French throne after the execution of his brother Louis XVI in 1793 and the death of his young nephew Louis XVII in prison two years later. In 1798 the wandering royal exile was in Latvia, having been deported from Verona under pressure from the Directoire, the governing body of France. The title-page signals the work's agenda on multiple fronts, from the Bourbon coat-of-arms to the motto "Aimer son Roi, c'est aimer sa Patrie." Following the calendar (strictly Gregorian), a list of Kings of France, and a genealogy of Louis XVIII, the text (pp. 38-155) consists of dozens of short poems, songs, verse fables, acrostics, epigrams, invocations, and short jokes based on word-play, ranging from nostalgic paeans to the old regime to bitingly satirical parodies of the Revolution and its proponents. They may be the work of a single writer. The first poem is emblematic of the collection, opening nostagically, before moving to more somber imagery, and uses italics to highlight the ugly vocabulary of the Revolution: " Dans le vieux régime on avoit / de voyager pleine licence / et sans passe-port on pouvoit / faire vingt fois son tour-de-France / lorsque chez soi l'on demeuroit / personne n'avoit souciance / Combien de temps on y restoit / et de vous point on n'exigeoit / certificat de résidence /... La guillotine encore étoit / chez Lucifer, dont la vengeance / ce maudit présent nous a fait ..../ Le terrorisme point n'avoit / imaginé la diligence / pour l'autre monde... De tems en tems à la potence / quelque vaurien l'on condamnoit; / mais le Juge, alors, prononçoit / avec justice la sentence / et jamais on ne mitroilloit, / ne fusilloit ni ne noyoit / homme, femme, vieillesse, enfance, / enfin le genre humain complet..." Other poems grimly celebrate the death of Robespierre, deride Revolutionary publications and personnages, or promise a return of the monarchy. The unsigned engraved frontispiece (new to this edition) contains an excerpt from Louis XVIII's manifesto of March 10 1797, inscribed by a sad putto, in a pastoral setting. The citation weaves together several passages which urge a return to Religion [and the monarchy], but promote forgiveness rather than vengeance. Along with four other titles, this edition was proscribed in a public pronouncement, dated from Bourg, March 9, 1798 (16 Ventose, l'an VI of the Republican calendar), and circulated in a 2-page printed flyer (a digitized copy of the Lyon Municipal Library copy is available online). The proscription describes this very 1798 edition, including the frontispiece. Citizens are asked to turn in any booksellers or pedlars (colporteurs) caught offering this atrocious work, a large number of copies of which had been seized, along with the four other books, on the Swiss stagecoach in Geneva. Like all clandestine texts, this daring challenge to the Revolutionary regime probably circulated in multiple editions, which are not easy to distinguish without comparison of the physical copies. At least three editions under this title appeared in 1797, without place of publication but with the same fictitious imprint as this 1798 edition. Grand-Carteret describes two of these editions (held by the BnF) as 24mo, one, marked "Second edition," with a portrait of Louis XVIII. A copy in Troyes (format not stated) is identified as a "Third edition." Leber's copy of a 1797 edition (also with the portrait) is in a larger format, described as 18mo in the Rouen library's online catalogue. The contents of the present edition differ from the cited 1797 editions, and seem to include more poems and satirical pieces. It was almost certainly printed in London. The typeface appears English, the parentheses marks around the pagination were a characteristic of English printing, and the type-ornament border used for the title and calendar pages is identical to one used by Baskerville, who was widely copied in England (reproduced by Updike, Printing Types, vol. 2, pl. 274). One of the 1797 editions (see below) was also ascribed to London, by J.M.C. Leber (whose collection is now at the Rouen Municipal Library), who noted accurately, in his catalogue description, that it was "uncommon to find political books of this period, bound with the arms of the exiled king..." (his copy of the 1797 edition was bound similarly to ours). Copies of the 1797 edition(s) are held by Stanford and Princeton. Of this edition (or a different edition dated 1798) I locate one other copy, at the University of Augsburg. Not in Barbier. Cf. (describing 1797 editions): Tourneux, Bibliographie de l'Histoire de Paris pendant la Revolution II:11766; Grand-Carteret 1255; Jean-Michel-Constant Leber, Catalogue des livres imprimés, manuscrits, estampes...(1839), vol. 2, no. 4991, transcribed verbatim in the Rouen Municipal Library online catalogue.

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        DESCRIPTION OF THE GENESEE COUNTRY, ITS RAPIDLY PROGRESSIVE POPULATION AND IMPROVEMENTS: IN A SERIES OF LETTERS FROM A GENTLEMAN TO HIS FRIEND

      Albany: Printed by Loring Andrews & Co., 1798. 37pp. plus two folding maps. Folding frontis. Square quarto. Original front speckled wrapper bound into paneled green morocco (Club Bindery, 1908), gilt, spine gilt with raised bands, a.e.g. Spine faded to brown, joints worn. Bookplate on front pastedown. Washed, maps silked. Very good. In a morocco slipcase. The Beverly Chew copy, with his bookplate on the front pastedown, later given as a gift to the New Jersey Historical Society. The rare first edition of this promotional pamphlet for the Pulteney Estate in western New York, issued by the promoters of the region, the English Associates. Written in the form of five letters, it describes the history of the area and its potential for development. The folding frontispiece depicts Fort Oswego on the shore of Lake Ontario, and the two maps show Ontario and Steuben counties, and the location of the Genesee lands in relation to the Atlantic coast. A subsequent printing appeared in 1799, and Howes records three more printings in 1804. These guide books were utilized by prospective settlers and were often discarded after they arrived at their new homes. HOWES W493, "b." VAIL 1182. EVANS 35033. SABIN 104441. JCB 2:3951.

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

      London: G.G. and J. Robinson, 1798. Third Edition Corrected. 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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        The Holderness Cow Londra: 9 Aprile 1798

      LONDRA 9 APRILE 1798. Acquatinta di mm 607 x 454 su carta di cellulosa molto pesante, in perfetta coloritura d'epoca. In basso nel cartiglio "To the right Hon.ble Lord Somerville President of the Board of Agriculture. This Plate of a Holderness Cow is respectfull dedicated by His Lordship Obliged humble Servt. George Garrand" e subito sotto "She was bred at Kenninthorp near Malton Yorkshire by M.r J. Taylor , & bought at two years old by his Brother Mr T. Taylor of Low Grounds. Great Marlow Bucks who kept her for sometime as a Milch Cow - She was killed at Xthmas 1797 when she was Seven Years Old & weighid 19 Score 12 1/2tt p. quarter". William Ward (1762-1826) fu uno dei più dotati incisori inglesi; assieme al fratello James, di cui incise i dipinti, diedero vita alla più notevole produzione artistica di ambito "agricolo" di tutto il Regno Unito.

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        Sounds from the Cave in Central Park

      n.p.: n.p., n.d.. Ephemera. Very Good. Broadside; 300x239mm; an 11 stanza poem, plus the moral, printed (recto only) in two columns within a decorative border; mounted to plain paper over cardboard. N.d., likely early 20th century. Flattened crease down the middle, from folding; a few small closed tears along the edges; a few small specks of soiling. A poem about an encounter with a British lion in New York's Central Park, referencing the American Revolutionary War -- specifically, the Trent Affair. Captain Charles Wilkes is mentioned by name, as are Mason, Slidell, and others, plus other well-known events (such as Bunker Hill). Wilkes (1798-1877) was an American naval officer and explorer. He led the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 and commanded the ship in the Trent Affair during the American Civil War (1861?1865), where he attacked a Royal Mail Ship, almost leading to war between the U.S. and the UK. The moral of the poem is "If you wish to live in PEACE, always be prepared for War; for a small matter kindleth a great fire! Large enough to set the world ablaze!" Very scarce, none found on OCLC, nor in the holdings of the NY Historical Society.

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        Cariche del Piemonte e Paesi uniti colla serie cronologica delle persone che le hanno occupate ed altre notizie di nuda istoria dal fine del secolo decimo sino al dicembre 1798 con qualche aggiunta anche del tempo posteriore. Tomo I (e II)

      (Piemonte) - (Gallo, Conte). Torino, a spese di Onorato Desideri, 1798. Cariche del Piemonte e Paesi uniti colla serie cronologica delle persone che le hanno occupate ed altre notizie di nuda istoria dal fine del secolo decimo sino al dicembre 1798 con qualche aggiunta anche del tempo posteriore. Tomo I (e II). 2 volumi in - 8°, br., cop. orig. muta con tasselli (dorsi logori). (4), viv, 762, 22, 10 pp.; 710, 50, 17, (3) pp. Soltanto i primi due volumi (di tre), di questa rara ed interessante opera storica molto dettagliata. Melzi, Opere anonime, I, p. 175. Lozzi, 3605 (in nota: >. Manca alla Bibl. Platneriana. Uff. Mob. 3

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        Voyage de la Perouse autour du Monde, publie conformement au Decret du 22 Avril 1791, et redige par M.L. A. Milet- Mureau

      Paris: de l¿ Imprimerie de la Republique, Paris 1798 - Voyage de la Perouse autour du Monde, publie conformement au Decret du 22 Avril 1791, et redige par M.L. A. Milet- Mureau Jean Francois Galaup de La Perouse Classic Pacific Exploration in Contemporary Binding Paris: de l¿ Imprimerie de la Republique, 1798. First Octavo Edition. Five- Volumes Together. Text is Octavo (8 inches in height by 5.25 inches in width) Vol. 1: 368, Vol. 2: 414, Vol. 3: 316 plus tables and voyage log, Vol. 4: 328 pgs including index. Atlas is 17.25 inches in height by 12 inches in width. Atlas contains 69 copper-engraved plates comprising of 30 folding maps including the world chart, 3 folding costal views and 36 full page plates. Text volumes in their contemporary bindings with no previous owner bookplate or writing. Text not only provides details and account of the expedition but important scientific information and first hand observations on native people throughout the Pacific region. The beautiful atlas with its finely engraved maps, charts and plates includes detailed charts of many coastlines and ports, the first representation of the crested quail, and several maps and plates of Monterey, San Diego and the Sandwich Islands. The atlas is in the original boards with all 4 ties intact. It has been professionally re-spined to match the original text volumes. The charge of the expedition (which took place between 1785 to 1788) was to examine areas and regions that have not been explored by Captain Cook. Also to seek the elusive inter-oceanic passage, make scientific observations, communicate with native peoples and examine their products. Obtain reliable information about the fur trade and extent of Spanish settlements in California. They visited Easter Island, Hawaii, Macao, Formosa, the Aleutian Islands, Samoa, Tonga and Australia. La Perouse sent dispatches back to France from Kamchatka and Botany Bay. His two ships set sail from Botany Bay in 1788 and were never heard from again. (Hill) Zamorano 80-36 $19,500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U. Wien, 10. IV. 1798.

      1798. 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Mit Herderzitat: "Wie der Schatten früh am Morgen / Ist die Freundschafft mit dem Bösen, / Stund' auf Stunde nimmt sie ab; / Aber Freundschaft mit dem Guten / Wächset wie der Abend Schatten, / Bis des Lebens Sonne sinkt. [...] Zum wohlwollenden Andenken empfiehlt sich / Kotzebue." - Dem Morgenschatten nicht unähnlich sollte auch Kotzebues Freundschaft zu Wien und seinen Hofschauspielern von Stund' auf Stunde abnehmen: Noch vor Ende des Jahres am Personal seines Hauses gescheitert, legte er seine Direktion "krankheitshalber" nieder. Allerdings sicherte er sich ein lebenslanges Jahresgehalt von 1000 fl. und wurde vom Kaiser zum Hofdichter ohne Verpflichtung zurm Aufenthalt in Wien ernannt. - Im Rand gering angestaubt bzw. fingerfleckig, sonst wohlerhalten. Am Unterrand alte Signaturvermerke in Bleistift. Hübsches Widmungsblatt, einem Album amicorum entnommen.

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        Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World. Performed in the Years 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, and 1795, in the Discovery Sloop of War, and Armed Tender Chatham

      G.G. and J. Robinson, and J. Edwards., London 1798 - VANCOUVER, George (1757-1798) Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World. Performed in the Years 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, and 1795, in the Discovery Sloop of War, and Armed Tender Chatham "Of All Modern Exploring Voyages to the Pacific those of Cook, La Perouse and Vancouver were the Most Important" (Howes) "Vancouver, who had served on Cook's third voyage, was made commander of an expedition whose express purpose was to reclaim wherever possible British rights to the Northwest Coast of America. Vancouver sailed to the Pacific via Australia, where he discovered and charted King George Sound and Cape Hood, passed Van Deiman's Land, and visited New Zealand, Hawaii and the Northwest Coast. During the course of three seasons, he surveyed Alaska and the Northwest Coast, investigated the Strait of Juan de Fuca, discovered the Strait of Georgia, and circumnavigated Vancouver Island. He visited San Francisco, Monterey, and other Spanish settlements in Alta California ' (Graff ). "His voyage is important not only for the magnificent charts and splendid views that accompanied it, but also for the valuable and extensive amount of information that it provided on the Spanish settlements, the Indian tribes, and the physical features of the countries that he visited. It is one of the 'classics' of late eighteenth-century geographical literature" (Howell). London Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, and J. Edwards, 1798. First Edition. Three Quarto volumes, lacking folio atlas. Eighteen engraved plates, one of which is a map in the text. Typical uniform toning with some offsetting from boldly struck plates. Complete with half-titles. Text volumes rebound in full tree calf leather binding. Boards lined in double rule and ornamentation. Interior edge and border edge highly decorated in gilt. Spines display 5 raised bands and 6 panels. Exquisite decorative gilt tooling to spine. Decorated red leather title labels and green leather volume labels to spine. Beautiful green marbled end-papers. Fine contemporary binding in style by Richard Smart, Old English Bindery, Vancouver, British Columbia. No Previous owner's bookplate. Plates and text very clean with some very light toning. An excellent set without atlas. Cowan, p. 655. Graff 4456. Hill I, p. 303. Howes V23. Sabin 98443. HBS 64761. Zamorano 80: Number 77 Beautiful Rebound Classic of Northwest Exploration $14,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La science des calculs édition originale posthume

      Paris Houel An VI 1798. In 8. 1 feuillet blanc 2 feuillet (faux titre, titre) 487 pages. Demi reliure de l'époque , coins velin. Modeste mais en état, amorce de fissure au premier mors. Intérieur frais et grand de marges. Ce livre forme le XXIIIe volume des oeuvres complêtes et c'est la première parution de cet ouvrage.

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        Medical Inquiries and Observations. Volume V. Containing an Account of the Yellow Fever, . and Observations upon the Nature and Cure of the Gout and Hydrophobia

      Thomas Dobson, Philadelphia 1798 - xii, 236pp. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Some foxing and marks. Modern rebinding with new eps Brown hardback quarter-leather cover with marbled boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rébélion d'Irlande. The Speech of the right honourable John Earl of Clare / Report from the Committee of Secrecy, presented to the House of Commons of Ireland. / Report from the Committee of Secrecy of The House of Lords of Ireland.

      1798. STOCKDALE John. 1798. In-8.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos fané. Quelques rousseurs. 3 parties en un seul volume : 100 + 245 + 52 pages. 2 cartes dépliantes en noir et blanc. Pièce de titre rouge sur demi-veau. Ouvrage en anglais. Manque de papier sur les plats. Quelques traces d'humidité en fin d'ouvrage. 1ère partie : Lord High Chancellor of Ireland, in the House of Lords of Ireland, Monday, February 19, 1798, on a Motion made by the Earl of Moira. 2ème partie : Appointed to take into Confederation the Treasonable Papers. With appendixes by Lord Castlereagh. 3ème partie : Appointed to take into Confederation Matters of the Sealed-up TReasonable papers received from the Commons on the 23th day of July. With appendixes by John Earl of Clare. Plan of Dublin and Map of Ireland. INTROUVABLE

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        DICCIONARIO UNIVERSAL DE FÍSICA 4 - Tomo IV

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1798 - 456 pp. 15 x 21 cm. Exlibris. Encuadernado en plena piel con tejuelo y dorados en lomo. Buen estado, papel limpio. Todos los envíos peninsulares se hacen por mensajería, con entrega en domicilio.

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        JOURNAL DE CE QUI S'EST PASSÉ À LA TOUR DU TEMPLE PENDANT LA CAPTIVITÉ DE LOUIS XVI, ROI DE FRANCE

      À Londres, de l'imprimerie de Baylis, Greville Street, 1798 1 vol. grand in-8 (239p). Reliure plein veau raciné. Dos lisse, orné de triples filets dorés, fleurons dorés. Ors parfois lég. passés, de même que les ors du titre sont lég. effacés. Plats encadrés d'un double filet doré. Quelques épidermures sur les plats. Mors lég. frottés, parfois fendus, not. les mors inférieurs. Coiffes arasées, sans gravité. Intérieur frais, avec quelques rousseurs et piqûres, sans gravité. Vue de la tour du Temple, plan des 2e 3e étages, 2 fac-similés de l'écriture de la reine. Bien complet de la liste des souscripteurs. Selon Tourneux (I, 3551), il s'agit de la véritable édition originale, celle contenant la liste des souscripteurs, excessivement rare, et à la fin de laquelle Cléry les remercie, tout en s'excusant d'avoir mal orthographié leurs noms. L'ouvrage de Cléry fut un grand succès de librairie et connut un nombre important de rééditions, à la suite de cette première impression. Valet de chambre du duc de Normandie, le fils de Louis XVI (Michaud, t. 8, p. 444 ; Tulard, Fayard et Fierro, 653), Cléry livre un récit émouvant du temps passé par la famille royale à la prison du Temple. L'ouvrage paraît pour la première fois, à Londres, en 1798, à la fois en anglais et en français (Quérard, t. 2, p. 227 ; Brunet, t. 1, 756). ÉDITION ORIGINALE DU JOURNAL DE CLÉRY, COMPLÈTE DE LA LISTE DES SOUSCRIPTEURS.

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        Versuch eines allgemeinen Handlungs- und Fabrikenaddreßbuches von Deutschland und einigen damit verwandten Provinzen; mit den nöthigen Sach-, Waaren- und Meßregistern versehen.

      Ronneburg und Leipzig, Verlag Schumann und bei Joh. Ambr. Barth, 1798. 8°. Pappe der Zeit., 8 Seiten Vorbericht, 4 Seiten Subscribentenverzeichniß, Erste Abtheilung : Das Addreßbuch enthaltend, Seite 1 bis Seite 478, Zweite Abtheilung, die alphabetischen Register enthaltend, Seite 481 bis Seite 542, Zweite Abtheilung, Meßschema, Seite 545 bis Seite 570, 8 Seiten Register.Einband stark berrieben und wasserrandig, am Buchrücken teils aufgeplatzt, Papier altersbedingt gilb und teils fleckig, die ersten 5 Seiten sind unterhalb wasserrandig, handschriftliche Einträge auf vorderem Buchinnendeckel, Stempel auf Rückseite Titelblatt, sonst anständiges Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Adressbuch, Wirtschaft, Orts- und Landeskunde, Adreßbuch, Geschichte, Personenverzeichnis,Fabrikenadreßbuches

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        uvres de Maître François Rabelais, suivies des Remarques publiées en anglois par M. Le Motteux, et traduites en françois par C.D.M. [César de Missy]. Nouvelle édition ornée de 76 gravures.

      A Paris, chez Ferdinand Bastien, Imprimeur-Libraire, An VI (1798). - 2 vol. in-folio, rel. postérieure demi-chagrin noir, dos lisse orné, tête dorée, [2]ff., XVI-771 et [2] ff.-936 pp., frontispice et 75 planches gravées h.-t. Tirage à 250 exemplaires. Légers frottements d'usage. Angle coupé p. 215, minime mouillure marginale sur certains ff., n'affectant ni le texte ni les gravures, sinon intérieur très frais. Bel ex., peu commun dans ce format. SUPERBE ÉDITION ILLUSTRÉE. Elle a été tirée en trois formats différents, avec la même suite de gravures en taille-douce. Notre exemplaire est complet de toutes les planches, imprimé sur vergé pour le texte encadré dans un double filet, et à l’exception des quatre premières, toutes les figures, dont le frontispice, dans un encadrement gravé, sur papier vélin. Réf. bibliographiques : Quérard VII, 415. Cohen, 843. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Musen-Almanach für das Jahr 1799.

      Tübingen, Cotta 1798. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz von Guttenberg nach H. Meyer. 8 Bll., 247 S., 2 Bll. Farbige illustr. Orig.-Broschur nach H. Meyer. Goed. V, 207, 5; Marcuse 166; Hagen 613; Hirzel A 213; Meyer 567; Borst 845; Kippenberg I, 555. Mit Erstdrucken von Schiller (Das Glück, Die Bürgschaft, Des Mädchens Klage u. a.), Goethe (Die Metamorphose der Pflanzen, Amyntas, Euphrosyne u. a.), Hölderlin (Sokrates und Alcibiades, An unsere Dichter), Matthisson, Sophie Mereau, A. W. Schlegel, Tieck u. a. - Mit dem Kalendarium. In der farbigen Broschur auf gelbem Papier nicht häufig. - Tls. stockfleckig, insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Eloge de l'ivresse

      - De l'imprimerie du vieux Silène et chez Michel, à Bacchopolis & à Paris 1798 - An VI, In 12, 250pp., relié. - Seconda edizione, riveduta e ampliata edizione solo dopo 1714 da Pierre Auguste Miger. Questa seconda edizione non verrà ristampato. Frontespizio di Leroy. Rare. Pelle di pecora posteriore ghiaccio mezzo verde circa 1820. Dos caratteristiche liscio 5 catene alimentari. Piatti strofinato. Apologia bere e l'ubriachezza, il testo largamente disegno suoi esempi dall'antichità; numerose citazioni di poesie. Lode particolare il vino e le sue caratteristiche. Collezione piena di aneddoti faceti circa intossicazione. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition, remaniée et augmentée après l'unique édition de 1714 par Pierre Auguste Miger. Cette seconde édition n'aura pas de réimpression. Un frontispice de Leroy. Rare. Reliure en demi basane verte glacée postérieure, ca 1820. Dos lisse orné de 5 fers restauration. Plats frottés. Apologie de la boisson et de l'ivresse, le texte puisant largement ses exemples dans l'Antiquité ; nombreuses citations de poèmes. Eloge particulier du vin et de ses qualités. Recueil plein d'anecdotes facétieuses sur l'enivrement.

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         Livre d'or de la Ville de Mulhouse Nouvelle édition Revue et augmentée par Louis Schoenhaupt Mulhouse 1883

      Format : 40/30 431 Pages Ouvrage rare et exceptionnel Sommaire : - Constitution politique de la République de Mulhouse - Prestation annuelle du serment civique - La légende des armoiries de Mulhouse - Ordonnance relative au Livre des Bourgeois de la Ville de Mulhouse - Explication des charges et dignités- Répertoire de 156 familles de villes de Mulhouse appartenant à la bourgeoisie de la Ville - Répertoire des anciennes familles éteintes de Mulhouse - Habitants de Mulhouse, qui sans être bourgeois, jouissaient du protectorat de la Ville et du droit de résidence, et, dont les familles se sont perpétués en ligne masculine- Epitaphes - Les bourgmestres de Mulhouse- Greffiers-Syndics- Membres du Petit Conseil- Chefs des six tribus - Gouvernement de la République de Mulhouse en 1798 : Petit Conseilo Grand Conseil : " Sechser VI" Dreyer III" Vierziger XI - Fête de la réunion de Mulhouse à la France- Liste des souscripteus Richement illustré de superbes reproductions de blasons ( armoiries) en couleurs ( celui du propriétaire du livre a le sien dessiné (Weber)) et des hôtels des différentes tribus (Bouchers, boulangers, forgerons agriculteurs.....) et cartes Chaque armoirie a sa description Pour les familles représentées voir photos du sommaire. Bon état, sur beau papier Photos sur demande

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        Flora pisana

      Pietro Giacomelli, 1798. (14 x 21) 2 volumi. PRIMA EDIZIONE. Mezza pelle coeva, filetti e tit. in oro al dorso. XII, (3), 485 pp.; (4), 500 pp.con 2 tavv. rip. incise in rame fuori testo. Opera principale del botanico fiorentino (1769 - 1844), direttore dell'Orto Botanico di Pisa.

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        SETTSU MEISHO ZUE [ Famous places in Settsu ] Maki 4 / Volume 4 : Osaka

      Illustrated by TAKEHARA, Shunchosai, 1 vol. 8vo (183 x 255 mm), blue wrappers, Osaka, Yanagiwara Kibei, Kansei 8-10 [ 1796 - 1798 ], 36 ff. [ 36 leaves) First edition. "The Settsu Meisho Zue is a collection of famous views, with commentary, of the province of Settsu". The present volume (or "Maki') is the fourth on twelve volumes of the most comprehensive record of the Settsu Province during the Edo period. This volume contains 27 woodcuts (most of them double-page) about Osaka, including the famous plate reproducing a Dutch delegation (with Hendrik Caspar Romberg) attending a theatre perfomance at Osaka. Good condition (small worm damage on margin, otherwise a very good and fresh copy). Pictures will be sent on demand. Chibbett, Hickman, Matsudaira, "A descriptive Catalogue of the pre-1868 Japanese Books", 201 Japonais

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        Traité complet sur les symptomes, les effets, la nature et le traitement des maladies syphilitiques. Paris, Selbstverlag, 1798.

      1798. 2 Bde. (4), XV, LVI, 384 SS. (4), LXIV, 448 SS. Zeitgenössische Pergamentbände mit zweifärbigen, goldgeprägten Rückenschildchen. Dreiseitiger marmorierter Schnitt. 8vo. Seltene erste Ausgabe, die dt. Übertragung war erst 1802 abgeschlossen. - Der 1748 als Sproß einer schwedischen Familie in Steyr geborene Verfasser erwarb sich in Wien eine bedeutende Praxis in der Syphilisbehandlung. Sein vorliegendes Hauptwerk begründete rasch seinen Weltruhm und erlebte zahlreiche Auflagen u. Übersetzungen. Schwediaur, der sich auch Swediauer nannte und von manchen Bibliographen unter diesem Namen geführt wird, starb 1824. - Zeitgenössischer Besitzvermerk am Titel, kaum gebräunt oder fleckig. Schönes Exemplar. Hirsch/H. V, 179. Proksch I, 48. Waller 8768. Blake 441. Vgl. Lesky 603 u. Engelmann 569. Nicht bei Osler.

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        Das Rothe Blatt, eine Dekadenschrift. (2. Trimester: . eine Monatsschrift). (Hrsg. von Joseph Görres). Jahrgang 1, 1. und 2. Trimester (alles Erschienene). 2 Bde. 296, 28 S. (Anzeigen); 304 S., 2 Bl. Prachtvolle rote Maroquinbde um 1840 mit Rückenvergoldung und Deckelblindprägung. Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung. Kopfgoldschnitt.

      Koblenz, (Lassaulx), l Ventose im VI. Jahre der Republik (19. Februar 1798). - Eine der radikalsten Schriften deutscher jakobinischer Publizistik, in der Görres Gewalt gegen die herrschenden Verhältnisse fordert, die Abschaffung des Adels, den Einmarsch der Revolutionstruppen in die rechtsrheinischen Gebiete, um das Volk, das selbst nicht zu einer Revolution reif sei, zu befreien. Mit Biergans und M. Metternich gehörte Görres zu den radikalsten "Cisrhenanen". In der Einleitung der "den Vätern und Pflegevätern der Eudämonie, der ganzen Aristokraten-, Zeloten- und Obskurantenbande" gewidmeten Zeitschrift schreibt er: "Die unbedingte Freymüthigkeit wird unser Gesetz seyn, und wie sollte es auch nicht, da die Presse bey uns keinen anderen Zwang kennt, als den ihr der Wohlstand und die Moral vorschreibt. Mit dem einen Arme werden wir den Aristokratis'm bekämpfen, mit dem andern dem Ungeheuer der Clischy ins Gesicht greifen, und noch Stärke genug übrig behalten, auch der Anarchie, wenn sie bey uns Anhänger finden sollte, Trotz zu bieten. Der Pfaffheit werden wir die Larve abziehn, Heuchler und Hypokriten verfolgen, gesunde Ideen überall in Umlauf zu setzen suchen, und soviel an uns ist, dem Republikanis'm einen vollständigen Sieg über seine lichtscheuen Gegner erkämpfen helfen. Unterstütze uns in unserer Bemühung, erhabener Schutzgeist der Freyheit! und unsere Anstrengungen werden, zum Wohl der Menschheit, nicht umsonst verschwendet seyn." – Hervorragend schönes, fast unbeschnittenes Exemplar, dem die Orig.-Umschläge, soweit sie bedruckt sind, beiliegen. Äußerst selten! Seit 1906 kann ich nur ein weiteres Exemplar dieser Zeitschrift aus der Frühzeit von Görres nachweisen. – Salomon 2, 19; Diesch 1277; Kirchner 1765; Hocks/Schmidt S. 53; Goed. VI 203, 2.

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        Nuovo Testamento del Signor Nostro Gesú Cristo secondo la volgata tradotto in Lingua Italiana e con Annotazioni, Illustrato

      nella Stamperia Reale, Torino 1798 - nuova ed. riveduta, corretta e accresciuta MDCCXCVIII del Tomi I.-II. e MDCCXCIX dei Tomi III.--VI. dell'opera. L'opera si compone di 6 brossure in-8° mute in carta di recupero tinta in rosso porpora. Stato buono (usura della copertina - copertina e pagine brunite - pagine con qualche fioritura). Tomo I. (MDCCXCVIII), pp. 312 - Tomo II. (MDCCXCVIII), pp. 428 - Tomo III. (MDCCXCIX), pp. 420 - Tomo IV. (MDCCXCIX), pp. 352 - Tomo V. (MDCCXCIX), pp. 304 - Tomo VI. (MDCCXCIX), pp. 336. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Leben des K.K. Kapellmeisters Wolfgang Gottlieb Mozart, nach Originalquellen beschrieben.

      - Prag, in der Herrlischen Buchhandlung, 1798, 4°, (2), 78 pp., marmor. Papierumschlag d. Zt., in neuer Halbleinen-Kassette. Erste Ausgabe - Höchst seltene Originalausgabe der frühesten selbständigen Mozartbiographie, wichtiges Quellenwerk. - - Franz Xaver Niemetschek (1766 - 1849) ist auch der hier enthaltene, später formulierte Augenzeugenbericht zu verdanken, der das erste Auftreten der Mozart Kinder am Wiener Kaiserhof schildert. - - Zu den Vorbesitzern des Bandes gehört der Musikforscher Max Zenger, der die Titelseite in seiner zusammen mit O.E. Deutsch hrsg. Mozart-Ikonographie abgebildet hat (Nr. 576). - - Geringfügig gebräunt. Ein Drittel der Seiten 29/39 (Pagina p.29) verdruckt) ist schräg abgeschnitten; das vollständige Blatt wurde in einem sehr guten Faksimile zusätzlich eingefügt. Breitrandiges Exemplar. - - The first significant separate biography of the composer, and a primary source for many episodes in Mozart's life. The work is extremely rare: we have only one a copy at auction during the century. - - - - Keller Nr. 247; Wolffheim II, 576; RISM (écrits impr.) S. 612 (für Österreich nur ein Exemplar nachgewiesen! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue d'une Très-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.) à la Salle de ventes, dite La Balance, sur la grande Place, à Bruxelles, No. 348, Sect. 8. Lesquels seront à voir deux jours avant la vente à ladite salle depuis neuf heures du matin jusqu'à midi et l'après-midi depusi deux jusqu'à 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.

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        The Surprising History of the Devil and Dr. Faustus.Truly Translated from the Original Copies

      New Haven: no publisher, 1798 - The contents include fifty-five prose pages, a five page play ÒThe Necromancer: or, Harlequin Dr. Faustus,Ó and seven pages of ÒWitty Stories.Ó While apparently complete, this copy might lack a front paste-down and preliminary leaf as well as a final blank leaf; in contemporary but likely original paper-covered boards with a calf spine; some spotting and wear; good or better. While there were earlier American printings, this one is apparently unrecorded. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elégies de Tibulle. Par Mirabeau.

      Paris 1798 3 vol. in-8 de (4)-XIX-375 pp. (4)-393-(2) pp. ; (4)-388 pp., maroquin rouge janséniste, dos à nerfs, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées sur marbrure (Gruel). Deuxième édition illustrée de la traduction du comte de Mirabeau composée dans la prison de Vincennes. 2 portraits d'après Antoine Borel : Mirabeau en frontispice gravé par Etienne Claude Voysard et Sophie Monnier gravé par Jean-Louis Delignon ; 13 figures hors-texte gravées sur cuivre par Elluin (12) et Dupréel (1) d'après Borel (12) et Marillier (1) Les tomes I et II contiennent les Elégies, le tome troisième des Contes et nouvelles. Très bel exemplaire dans une fine reliure signée Gruel. Cohen-De Ricci, 993 ; Monglond, III, 426.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("C. Stolberg"). Tremsbüttel, 21. VII. 1798.

      1798. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Sie haben mir, Liebster Freund, unterm 16. v. M. einen kleinen Wechsel [...] gesendet der sofort ausbezahlt worden ist. Sie waren diese Summe an unseren alten Abraham Sibylletta schuldig und ich habe sie diesem sofort überwiesen. Hier ist die original Quittung die ich Ihnen zusende. Der Secunda Wechsel ist gleichfalls in Ihrem Briefe an meinen Freund vom 6. d. gekommen, den ich sogleich mit der Bemerkung daß die Prima berichtiget sei an Lawä[t]z übermacht habe. Hiemit wär also diese kleine Geschichte beendiget. Haben Sie sonst Aufträge so bitte ich Sie sehr dringend sie mir immer anzuvertrauen, sie sollen gewiß mit dem Eifer der Freundschaft ausgerichtet werden [...]". - Bei dem erwähnten Lawä[t]z wird es sich um einen der vier Brüder Lawätz - Christian Otto (1745-1801), Heinrich Wilhelm (1748-1825), Johann Daniel (1750-1826) oder Ferdinand Otto Volrath (1751-1840) - gehandelt haben; letzterer, Justizrat Ferdinand Otto Vollrath Lawätz, war von 1774 bis 96 Besitzer des adeligen Gutes Bramstedt gewesen, das von 1751 bis 56 im Eigentum von Christians Stolbergs gleichnamigem Vater Graf Christian Günther zu Stolberg (1714-1765) gestanden war. Als musterhaftes Beispiel späterer Bauernbefreiungen hob Ferdinand Otto Vollrath auf seinem Gut die Leibeigenschaft auf, wandte sich - teils unter dem Pseudonym Theodor Sclavenfeind - publizistisch gegen die Leibeigenschaft und wurde darin u. a. von Andreas Peter Graf von Bernstorff (1735-1797) unterstützt, dem Gatten von Christian Stolbergs Schwestern Henriette Katharina und - nach deren Tod - Augusta Louise. - Christian Stolberg selbst verkaufte zwei Jahre darauf, also i. J. 1800, seinen Besitz in Tremsbüttel und erwarb das Gut Windeby bei Eckernförde. - Ohne die erwähnte Quittung.

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        Naples and Sicily and the Islands of Lipari..

      1798. Rara carta geografica tratta dal Gibson's "Atlas Minimus, or a New Set of Pocket Maps of the several Empires, Kingdoms and States of the known World". Incisione in rame, perfetto stato di conservazione. Philadelphia Philadelphia G. King, "Miniature Antique Maps", p. 183. 65 95

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        The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire

      VG+, 2 vols, large paper subscribers copy, 83 pls. 31 cuts, including map, plan, portraits & views, complete. (50*30cm). In 20c Riviere half green morocco, green cloth, some gilt tooling, corners & edges rubbed. Spines, faded, raised bands, gilt tooling & titles. Vol 1, 1798, map frontis, [2], (v-xxiv), [2], 125, [1], [1], (ii-xii), (*xi-*xii), (xiii-xxxviii), 156, (*153-*158), 157-164, (165*-166*), 165-210, (*207-*214), 211-230, (229*230*), 231-414, (*411-*416), 415-434 pp, 38 index, 44 pls (2 folding), 18 woodcuts, some plates dated 1792 & 1779, paper watermarked 1794 & 1796. Vol 2, part 1 (no more published), 1802, [2], (iii-xxxii), 22, (*21-*22), 23-30, (27*-30*), 31-106, (105*-*107&107*), 107-172, (171*-*172), 173-216, (215*-217), 218-220, (*221-*222), 221-290 pp, 20 appendix, 39 pls (1 folding), 13 woodcuts, text leaves watermarked, 1794, 1799, 1796, some plates dated 1791 & 1795. Green marbled endpapers, text block edges uncut, 4 printers devices, ink name to head of tp (John Minors-listed as a subscriber), some wear to cloth covers. Shaw also produced four volumes of a periodical called The Topographer and in 1792 there were seven numbers of a continuation, Topographical Miscellanies.

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        La Parte Orientale dell' Antico e Nuovo Messico con la Florida e la Bassa Luigiana

      Rome: G. M. Cassini, 1798. unbound. Map. Engraving with original hand color. Image measures 19" x 14". This hard to find map by Giovanni Maria Cassini dates to 1798. It details the southeast United States including Florida, Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico, Central America, Cuba, Jamaica and Colombia. Florida is depicted as an Archipelago and several American Indian tribes are noted. The map also notes several towns, rivers, mountains, coastal features and other topographical features.<br><br>The most striking feature of the map is the large title cartouche in the top right. It features the Spanish Conquistadors approaching natives. The map appeared in the 1798 edition of Cassini's "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale". <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. This is a beautiful example of his distinctive work.

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        L'Abbé de la Tour ou recueil de nouvelles & autres écrits divers.

      Leipsic [Zurich], Pierre Philippe Wolf [Paul Usteri], 1798 - 1799.3 volumes in-8 de [4]-323-[3]; X-289; [4]-197-[3[-131-[1] pages, cartonnage beige du temps, moucheté de noir, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés, pièces de titre et tomaison beige et verte, petits défauts aux reliures (coins, coiffes et mors), mouillure aux 20 derniers feuillets du premier volume. Inscription ancienne répétées sur les trois volumes: "D'Ivernois Mre de Colombier. Don de l'auteur" sur les pages de gardes; et le nom de l'auteur a été inscrit sur les pages de titre. Illustré de 5 eaux-fortes hors-texte de Legrand gravées par Duplessi Bertaux et Couché. Bien que la page de titre annonce 7 planches, l'édition n'en contient que 6, et notre exemplaire a été amputé du frontispice, remplacé ici par une misérable photocopie... Comme la correspondance de Mme de Charrière " l'indique, la seule édition dont les épreuves fussent corrigées par l'auteur avant l'impression fut celle dont se chargea Paul Usteri à Zurich et qui porte sur la page de titre l'indication 'à Leipsic, chez Pierre Philippe Wolf, 1798', c'est-à-dire le tome I du recueil L'Abbé de la Tour." Ce recueil contient au volume I: Trois femmes; vol. II: Honorine d'Userche, nouvelle, [...] suivie de Trois dialogues; vol. III: Sainte Anne et Les Ruines de Yedburg. Nous invitons nos aimables clients qui s'intéressent à Mme de Charrière à consulter le site www.belle-van-zuylen.eu mais également l'ouvrage indispensable de Philippe Godet, Mme de Charrière et ses amis, Genève, 1906, 2 volumes. Emouvant exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque de César d'Ivernois, grand ami de Mme de Charrière.

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        Practical Education

      a two-volume set neatly rebound in edge-tooled half-leather & brown cloth with 5 raised bands & gilt titles to black labels & with plain new end-papers. As a forerunner of Feminism, Anglo-Irish writer Maria Edgeworth occupies an important place in the history of women's writing. A pioneer of social realism, her novels represent a significant contribution to the literature of class, race and gender. Born at Black Bourton, Oxfordshire she spent her early years with her mother's family in England, until her mother's death when Maria was five & she joined her father at his estate in County Longford, Ireland. Two years later she was sent to schools in Derby & London but returned again to Ireland at the age of 14 & was was home-tutored in law, Irish economics and politics, science, and literature by her father. Maria Edgeworth strove for the self-realization of women and stressed the importance of the individual. She also wanted greater participation in politics by middle class women. Maria and her father, who held progressive ideas on education, particularly on the shortcomings of female education, began a lifelong academic collaboration as evidenced in this work which combines the ideas of Locke and Rousseau with scientific inquiry. Maria Edgeworth asserts that "learning should be a positive experience and that the discipline of education is more important during the formative years than the acquisition of knowledge." The system attempted to "adapt both the curriculum and methods of teaching to the needs of the child; the endeavour to explain moral habits and the learning process through associationism; and most important, the effort to entrust the child with the responsibility for his own mental culture." The ultimate goal of Edgeworth's system was to create an independent thinker who understands the consequences of their actions. Illustrated by b/w. 'Alphabet' plate in volume 1(page 45) & by two fold-out plates at the rear of volume 2.

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        Nouvelles récréations physiques et mathématiques, contenant ce qui a été imaginé de plus précieux dans ce genre et qui se découvre journellement; auxquelles on a joint les causes, leur effets, la manière de les construire, et l'amusement qu'on en peut tirer pour étonner et surprendre agréablement.

      Paris, A la librairie, Saint-André des Arts, An VII (1798).3 volumes in-8 pleine basane brune, dos lisses ornés de filets et fleurons dorés, chaque volume est frappé aux chiffres du Lycée Impérial de Casal, avec l'aigle couronné, sur le plat supérieur de chaque vol. XVI+366, VII+410, 408 pages. Illustré de 102 planches hors-texte. Le premier volume est agrémenté de galerie de vers.

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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. Vol. I-II.

      London, Printed for R. Faulder, 1798. 4to. XIV + (2) + 315 + (2) + 297 pp. 1 folding engraved map. Contemporary full calf. Red leather label. Spine richly gilt. Gilt amorial seal on both covers; Sigill . W. W. Baronis Grenville Cancellarii Academie Oxoniensis. Occasional light brown spotting. Bookplate on front pastedown.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Wien, 27. IV. 1798.

      1798. 1 S. 8vo. An seinen Verleger Paul Gotthelf Kummer (1750-1835): "Hochgeschätzter Freund! Aus dem Journal wird Gott sey Dank nichts! Wegen der Nachdrucke werden Sie wohl mit H. Schauenburg auf der Messe selbst reden. Was ich in Zukunft schreibe, werde ich so einrichten, daß es hier censurirt u. gedruckt werden kann; das würde vielleicht helfen. Das an mich gesandte Päckl Bücher ist noch immer nicht angekommen. So bald es da ist, werde ich selber zu Sch. gehen, u. die wenigen mir zukommenden herausnehmen, also die Zurücksendung gar nicht aufhalten. Beyliegende ältere Theaterstücke bitte mir sammt den Neuigkeiten zu senden. Dem 2ten Bde. meiner Schauspiele sehe ich nunmehr mit Verlangen entgegen. Die Fortsetzung von 2 Expl. Wielands Schrifften unterlassen Sie ja nicht mit nach Reval zu senden, aber durch Hartknoch; sie sind für den Baron Ungern-Sternberg par Reval & Hapsal à Linden, oder auch in Reval bey Bornwasser abzugeben [...]". Kotzebue, der soeben einen Ruf als Direktor am Wiener Hoftheater angenommen hatte, hätte als Teil seiner Aufgaben ein wöchentliches kritisches "Theater-Journal" herausgeben sollen. Kotzebue unterzog sich diesem Plan nur widerwillig, zumal die Schauspieler Kritik an ihrer Spielweise fürchteten und die Vorbereitungen hintertrieben. Am 20. April ließ sich Koetzebue von der Redaktion einer solchen Zeitschrift entbinden; sein Direktorenamt legte er infolge der fortgesetzten Meinungsverschiedenheiten mit den Schauspielern noch vor Jahresende nieder. - Kummers "Verbindung zu Kotzebue begann 1786 - der Autor war gerade 25 Jahre alt - und endete mit Kotzebues Ermordung 1819. Sie war primär geschäftlich bestimmt, hatte aber auch Züge persönlicher Freundschaft. Kummer war ein sehr vorsichtiger Verleger, und so wandte sich Kotzebue gelegentlich anderen Verlagen zu, die besser honorierten, aber immer blieb Kummer der erste, dem er eine Veröffentlichung anbot, und dieser konnte nach Kotzebues Tod schreiben: 'Stets blieb Kotzebue mein Freund; ich der seinige'" (Jb. des Freien Deutschen Hochstifts 1989, Jahresbericht, S. 379). - Verso Kummers charakteristische Empfängernotizen sowie alter Sammlervermerk in roter Tinte: "21. Mai 1881 erh.".

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

      Munich: Joseph Lentner, 1798. First (and only?) edition. 48 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Contemporary violet wrappers, somewhat faded, with two small tickets on front cover. RARE. 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

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        Histoire abrégée des Coquillages de mer, de leurs moeurs, et de leurs amours

      Versailles Imprimerie de Ph. -D. Pierres An VI (1798). 1 vol. In-4 . Rel.demi maroquin noir, plats toilés, dos à 4 nerfs titre et auteur dorés Edition originale, illustrée de 21 planches tirées en bistre, finement dessinées et gravées par Gallien. Très bel exemplaire,

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        Die Porcelanfabrike'.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. G. Vogel n. A. Gabler b. Johann Peter Voigt, 1798, 13,5 x 8

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