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        Fauna Boica. Durchdachte Geschichte der in Baiern einheimischen und zahmen Thiere. - 3 Bände.

      Nürnberg, Stein 1798 - Erscheinungsjahr: 1798-1803. -- Halbleder-Einbände der Zeit mit zwei Rückenschildern. XII, 720; VIII, 274, 1 Bl., 412; VIII, 272, 1 Bl., 372, XIX Seiten, mit gestochenem Frontispiz und kleinem gestochenem Titelkupfer. - Äussersts eltenes Werk zur bayerischen Tierwelt. -- Ebde. etwas berieben, sonst gut erhalten -- Franz von Paula Schrank (1747 in Vornbach am Inn heute: Neuburg am Inn; † 22. Dezember 1835 in München) war ein deutscher Botaniker, Insektenforscher und Mitglied des Jesuitenordens. Er besuchte das heutige Gymnasium Leopoldinum in Passau und trat dem Jesuitenorden bei. 1776 erhielt er in Wien den Doktortitel für Theologie und wurde Professor für Mathematik und Physik am Lyzeum in Amberg. 1784 wurde er Professor an der ersten bayerischen Universität in Ingolstadt. Nach der Verlegung der Universität 1800 nach Landshut, setzte er dort seine Tätigkeit als Hochschullehrer fort. Von 1809 bis 1832 war Schrank der erste Direktor des Botanischen Gartens in München. -- Original! - Keine Kopie! - Kein Nachdruck! Many antique maps and prints in our shop! - Viele weitere antiquarische Bücher und alte Grafiken in unserem shop! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        View of the Cathedral

      London: Published by F. Jukes, 1798. Hand-coloured aquatint, printed on wove paper. The plate is inscribed: "To the Right Rev. John, Lord Bishop of Salisbury." Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and mild creasing. Tape on verso is slightly visible at the edge of bottom margin. One of a pair of views of the historic town of Salisbury by Francis Jukes, one of the greatest English exponents of the art of aquatint, after a work by the landscape painter Edward Dayes. Francis Jukes was a prolific engraver, who was chiefly known for his topographical prints, the bulk of which he executed in aquatint. He contributed numerous plates to various publications including Walmsley's Views in North Wales (1792-4) and Campbell's A Journey in Scotland (1802) and collaborated on several projects with the engraver and publisher Robert Pollard. Cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        Histoire Naturelle des Poissons.

      - Paris, Plassan, an VI-XI (1798-1803). 5 volumes. 4to (252 x 195mm). With 116 engraved plates and 1 folding table. Contemporary calf, spines with 6 raised bands, richly floral gilt ornaments and 2 gilt lettered labels (some hinges splitting but firm). First edition. The complete ichthyology section of Buffon's famous 'Histoire Naturelle'. The present section is rare as it was published after Buffon's death, in a smaller edition, and is very often lacking in the complete set. The drawings of Buffon's 'Histoire Naturelle' published in 44 volumes from 1749 to 1804 were made by J. de Sève, while the engraving was done by a host of skilled craftsmen. Lacepède (1756-1825) was the successor to Buffon. ". at the age of 21 he went to Paris and soon formed a friendship with Georges Buffon. Buffon enlisted Lacepède's aid in his grand project to summarize all natural history, and , when he died in 1788, Lacepède, together with L.J.M. Daubenton, had been Buffon's choice to succeed him. Lacepède published many important works on vertebrates, especially on fishes and cetaceans"(Adler p. 14). An attractively bound set.Nissen ZBI, 2348 (quoting erroneously 161 plates). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ollivier poandeumlme Paris de limprimerie de Pierre Didot lAandicircnandeacute an VI


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        An Inquiry concerning the Source of the Heat which is excited by Friction" in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCXCVIII [1798], Part I, Volume 88, 1798, pp. 80-102

      TRUE FIRST EDITION OF THOMPSON'S SEMINAL CANNON-BORING EXPERIMENTS PROVING THAT HEAT IS A FORM OF ENERGY. This paper marks the beginning of investigations of the mechanical equivalent of heat and was the first step to establishing the 19th century revolution in thermodynamics. Here "Thompson ... was the first to challenge successfully the accepted theory that heat was the manifestation of an imponderable fluid called 'caloric'. He declared, and gave experimental proof before the Royal Society ion 1798, that heat was a mode of motion" (Printing and the Mind of Man No. 323 p. 196). The paper is accompanied by a fold-out copperplate engraving. Benjamin Thompson was one of a number of scientists tasked to bore out the barrels of cannons for the British government. Astonished at the high temperatures the cannons and their shavings reached during the boring process, Thompson began to set up controlled experiments and this paper is the result of those experiments. In one specific experiment, Thompson sank a cannon in a tank of water, and using a steel borer and a brass cylinder, began the boring at a rate of thirty-two revolutions per minute. After only two hours and thirty minutes of boring, Thompson was stunned that the water surrounding the cannon had begun to boil. Thompson knew that his experiment had shown that the heat generated by boring occurred absent any chemical of physical change to the cannon, and in the paper states that "any thing which any insulated body, or system of bodies, can continue to furnish without limitation cannot possibly me a material [caloric] substance" (Thompson, 99). He attributed the heat to the friction generated between the boring tool and the cannon, arguing that the heat could in no way have resulted from the flow of fluid into the water. "Since the amount of heat generated depended only on constant friction, the old concept of a body's "caloric" [meaning material in nature and a fluid that is conserved] was destroyed; a mechanical interpretation became valid. Heat became not matter, but motion. (Heralds of Science 151 p. 71). A year later, in 1799, the paper was reprinted in The Philosophical Magazine, however this, the Philosophical Transactions printing, the true first. Printing and the Mind of Man No. 323, Norman 2073, Heralds of Science 151. CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Royal Society. [2], iv, 102, [3]. 8vo. 8.75 x 6.5 inches. 2 copperplate engravings (one of which accompanies this paper). Handsomely and solidly bound in modern quarter leather and marbled boards with 5 gilt-ruled raised bands at the spine. Gilt-lettered red and black morocco spine labels. Printed paper title label front cover (aged by the binder as befits the period and binding). Very slight and light scattered foxing. Near fine condition.

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        Opuscules moraux de L.M. Revellière-Lepeaux, et de J.B. Leclerc.

      Jansen, Paris 1798 - 12 pièces reliés en 1 vol. in-8° plein veau marbré, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, frise dorée d'encadrement sur les plats. Recueil établi par le libraire Jansen qui ré unit des opuscules de Louis-Marie La Revellière-Lepeaux et Jean-Baptiste Leclerc publies sous le Directoire, précédés d'un titre général et d'une table imprimée. Epigraphe : Mêmes principes, mêmes vues, mêmes sentimens les unirent dans la première jeunesse par des liens d'amitié que la mort seule pourra briser. Pluviose an VI. Tous deux représentants du Tiers Etat d'Angers aux Etats Généraux, Louis-Marie de La Revellière-Lepeaux (1753-1824) fut sous le Directoire, un des cinq premiers directeurs ou il s'occupa surtout des questions culturelles et religieuses tandis que Jean-Baptiste Leclerc (1756-1826) siégeait au Conseil des Anciens ou il présenta de nombreux rapports sur les institutions civiles, l'instruction publique, ou la création du Conservatoire de Musique. Pour répondre aux processions religieuses qui se multiplient dans les Mauges en Anjou, ils forment ensemble une commission patriotique qui sous le titre de Club ambulant des Mauges, serait chargé de faire une tournée et de bruyantes démonstrations civiques dans ce pays. Ils développèrent conjointement la théophilanthropie, culte fondamental et politique, basée sur les principes de la religion naturelle. De Révelliière-Lepeaux, on a : 1 : Réflexions sur le Culte, sur les Cérémonies civiles et sur les Fêtes nationales, lues à l'Institut le 12 floréal an V (1er mai 1797), dans la section des sciences morales et politiques. Paris, Jausen, 1797. In-8 de (2)-42-(1) pp. 2 : Essai sur les Moyens de faire participer l'Universalité des Spectateurs à tout ce qui se pratique dans les Fêtes nationales. Lu à la classe des Sciences morales et politiques de l'Institut National de France, dans la séance du 22 vendémiaire an 6me. (13 octobre 1797). Paris, Jausen, 1797. In-8 de 26-(2) pp. 3 ? Discours prononcé à la Fête de la République. Suivi de : 4 : Discours prononcé à la Cérémonie funèbre exécutée en memoire du général Hoche, au Champ-de-Mars, le 10 vendémiaire an 6. De l'imprimerie de Lemaire, (Paris, 1797). In-8 de 16 pp. 5 ? Du Panthéon et d'un Théâtre national. Paris, Jausen, 1797. In-8 de 15-(1) pp. De Leclerc : 1. De la poésie, considérée dans ses rapports avec l'éducation nationale. Paris, Jansen, 1798. In-8 de 19-(1) pp. 2. Discours sur l'instruction publique. Paris, Jansen, 1798. In-8 de 23-(1) pp. 3. Essai sur la propagation de la musique en France, sa conservation, et ses rapports avec le gouvernement. Paris, Jansen, 1798. In-8 de 72 pp. 4. Discours sur l'existence et l'utilité d'une religion civile en France, prononcé à la Tribune du Conseil des Cinq-cents, dans la séance du 9 Fructidor an 5. Paris, Jansen, 1797. In-8 de 31-(1) pp. 5. Rapport sur les institutions relatives à l'état civil des citoyens. Séance du 16 Brumaire an 6. Paris, imprimerie nationale, 1797. In-8 de 59 pp. 6. Règlement proposé à la suite du rapport sur les institutions civiles. Séance du 17 brumaire an 6. Paris Imprimerie Nationale, 1797. In-8 de 20 pp. 7. Réponses aux objections proposées contre l'institution du livre de famille, & les cérémonies relatives au mariage, à la naissance, &c. Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1797. In-8 de 12 pp. Dictionnaire des constituants, II, pp. 528 et 565 ; Dreux du Radier, Bibliothèque historique et critique du Poitou, p. 701. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Practical Education


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        Romans et contes

      Chez Bleuet jeune 1798 - - Chez Bleuet jeune, A Paris 1798 AN VI, In-16 (8x13cm), 12, 27, 13-235p. (3) et (2) 201pp. (3), 2 tomes en 2 volumes reliés. - Nouvelle édition, illustrée d'un portrait au frontispice et de 4 figures de Defraine gravés par Dainbram à encadrements. Reliures en pleine basane marbrée d'époque. Dos lisses ornés de 4 fleurons, de filets. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Frise d'encadrement sur les plats. Roulette intérieure. Tranches dorées. Frottements en coiffes, coins et mors. Bel exemplaire. L'édition regroupe les oeuvres suivantes : Le Sultan Misapouf et la princesse Grisemine ; Histoire de la Félicité ; Zulmis et Zelmaïde ; Tant mieux pour elle et des petits contes : Il eut raison, Ni trop ni trop peu, Histoire de deux frères. Homme de lettre typique de cette période du XVIIIe, ami de Voltaire, galant homme hantant les salons littéraires, Voisenon fut un auteur dramatique et rédigea des contes et romans libertins qui sont parmi les fleurons de cette époque bénie en contes licencieux. Les contes sont pour la plupart orientaux, à la fois fantaisistes et légers; ils font admettre la plus grande licence sans la moindre grivoiserie. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, illustrée d'un portrait au frontispice et de 3 figures de Defraine gravés par Dainbram à encadrements. bindings en pleine basane marbrée d'époque. spine lisses ornés de 4 fleurons, de filets. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Frise d'encadrement sur les plats. Roulette intérieure. Tranches dorées. Frottements en spine-ends, coins et mors. Bel exemplaire. 12, 27, 13-235p. (3) et (2) 201pp. (3) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Baltimore: W. Pechin, 1798. 65,[1]pp. Antique-style quarter calf and boards, spine gilt with leather label. Expertly washed. Light soiling and wear, heavier to first few leaves. Contemporary ownership inscription of Carlisle, Pa. physician George D. Foulke on titlepage; later ownership ink stamps on titlepage and final leaf. Very good. A rare work on yellow fever, the epidemic scourge of the Mid-Atlantic states in the colonial and Federal periods. Austin notes that the appendix was added after the treatise was already at the press, and that it "contains the letter addressed to Governor Thomas Mifflin of Pennsylvania by the physicians of Philadelphia in reply to his request of Nov. 6, 1797 for information on yellow fever. Signed by Benjamin Rush and twelve others, it was also published in 1798 by the Academy of Medicine of Philadelphia under title: PROOFS OF THE ORIGIN OF THE YELLOW FEVER IN PHILADELPHIA & KENSINGTON, IN THE YEAR 1797." John B. Davidge (1768-1829) was a Maryland native who studied medicine in Scotland. He returned and set up practice in Baltimore, where he also began lecturing to students. This led to the foundation of the College of Medicine of Maryland - now the University of Maryland School of Medicine - of which Davidge was the first dean. Constructed in 1812, Davidge Hall was named for him and remains the oldest medical school building in continuous use in this country. We locate just five copies of this work - at Duke, Houston Academy of Medicine, the Library Company, National Library of Medicine, and University of Pennsylvania. Rare. EVANS 33603. ESTC W31651. AUSTIN 626. MINICK 426.

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        Drawing Cover

      London: Published by Haines & Son, No. 19 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane, 1798. Mezzotint. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of some glue residue on the verso of the sheet. Four vertical creases in sheet. A small abrasion in image. Image size: 9 ¼ x 13 7/8 inches. A bold hunting scene of a rider drawing cover. This early hunting scene follows the tradition of James Seymour by presenting a small format sporting picture in a bold decisive style. The artist and engraver are not recorded on the plate, which was typical of works published at the period by Haines & Son. Haines & Son were prolific publishers and printsellers who catered to the decorative print market, they often republished earlier plates, which they acquired from other publishers, such as Carington Bowles and Robert Sayer. This image, which is listed as plate 2, is most likely the second plate in a set of six prints.

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        Voyages to the East-Indies.

      London: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson,, 1798. Translated from the Original Dutch, by Samuel Hull Wilcocke. With Notes and Additions by the Translator. 3 volumes, octavo (211 x 128 mm). Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked and recornered in later calf, titles to spine gilt, edges sprinkled blue. 4 engraved folding maps. Boards rubbed and a touch soiled, prelims and rear endpaper slightly tanned, margins of text block lightly toned. An excellent set. First edition in English. The original Dutch edition appeared as two separate works: Reize van Zeeland over Kaap de Goede Hoop naar Batavia, Bantam, Bengalen, enz. gedaan in de jaaren 1768 tot 1771, published in 1793 (Landwehr VOC 296), and Reize van Zeeland over de Kaap de Goede Hoop en Batavia, naar Samarang, Macasser, Amboina, Suratte enz. gedaan in de jaaren 1774-1778, published in 1797 (Landwehr VOC 297). Beekman, in his study of Dutch colonial literature, believes that the English translation actually "improves on the original; by rectifying inaccuracies and errors" (Beekman, Fugitive Dreams: an Anthology of Dutch Colonial Literature, p.49, n.14). Stavorinus (1739-1788) was a postmaster with the Dutch navy. With few opportunities for action at the time in the navy, Stavorinus turned to the merchant fleet and the Dutch East India Company for service overseas. "Between 1768 and 1778, he undertook several trading voyages, visiting most of the Dutch trading posts in South Africa and Asia, maintaining detailed logs on his travels by sea and land" (Moore, "Johan Splinter Stavorinus' Voyages to the East Indies, Patriot in an Age of Reason", in Canadian Journal of Netherlandic Studies, 1991:12, n.p.). His accounts of these voyages present extensive descriptions of the Dutch colonies in Asia, covering a range of topics including local government, the role of the VOC, customs and history, flora and fauna, as well as extensive notes on the conditions of travel. The English edition was one of the few contemporary, up-to-date accounts of Java available to Stamford Raffles while planning the British invasion of the island.

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        On the Theory of the Structure of Crystals.' Pp. 35-46, 153-169, 287-303, 376-392; 5 plates, in: Tilloch, Alexander (ed.), The Philosophical Magazine. Comprehending the Various Branches of Science, The Liberal and Fine Arts, Agriculture, Manufactures, and Commerce. Vol. I, July-Sept. 1798.

      London: For the Proprietors, 1798. - First Edition. Entire volume offered, the first volume of the 'Phil Mag'. [viii], 439 pages; 13 plates. Contemporary 3/4-leather and marbled boards, 8vo. Very Good. Haüy published his Essai d'une theorie sur la structure des cristaux in 1784, which 'laid the foundation of the mathematical theory of crystal structure' (Reijer Hooykaas in D.S.B. IV: 178). Haüy's Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy appeared in English in 1807 but this may be the first work of Haüy's to be translated into English (see Lacroix, Bulletin de la Societe francaise de mineralogy, for a bibliography that Hooykaas cites as being the most extensive). 'When we reflect upon the rapid progress which has been made of late in most branches of natural knowledge, and particularly in chemistry and mineralogy, and consider how much these may be facilitated by competent knowledge of those regular forms which all mineral and saline substances assume, in certain circumstances; it appears surprising, that, though we have a number of books which treat on chemistry, we have not one English work on the theory of the structure of crystals. To remedy this defect in some degree, and as an introduction to original papers on the subject promised to us by an eminent mineralogist, we think proper to lay before our readers the following translation of the Abbe Hauy's Theory of Crystallization, from Volume XVII of the Annales de Chimie' (Tilloch's preface to the articles in the volume offered here). For a further discussion of the ideas Haüy sets forth in these articles, see George P. Shpenkov, 'The Shell Structure of Matter Spaces', on Shpenkov's Web site. This volume also includes: SCHRADER, Johann Gottlieb Friederich (1763-1833), 'Description of the Mechanism of a reflecting Telescope twenty-six Feet in Length, constructed near Kiel in Holstein. From the Account, published in German, by the Professor' (pp. 113-18; plate); KLAPROTH, Martin (1743-1817), 'Extract from a Memoir by Professor Klaproth, on a new Metal called Tellurium, read in a public sitting of the Academy of Sciences Berlin, Jan. 25th, 1798' (pp. 78-82; see D.S.B. VII: 394); VAUQUELIN, Nicolas Louis (1763-1829), 'On a new metallic Substance contained in the Red Lead of Siberia, to which it is proposed to give the Name of Chrome on account of the Property it possesses of colouring every Substance combined with it' (pp. 279-85); REGNIER, Edmund, 'A Description of the Dynamometer' (with a plate); SPALLANZANI, Lazaro, 'On the Organs of Vision in Bats'; RUSH, Benjamin, 'On the Sugar Maple of the United States'; another paper by Vauquelin on his analysis of an emerald from Peru; 'A Description of the Laboratory Apparatus Used by Lavoisier to Produce Water from its Component Parts, Oxygen and Hydrogen, accompanied with an illustration', as well as papers by Berthollet, Chaptal, Watt, et al. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Flora Peruviana, et Chilensis, sive descriptiones, et icones Plantarum Peruvianarum, et Chilensium, secundum systema Linnaeanum digestae, cum characteribus plurium generum evulgatorum reformatis.

      (Madrid), G. de Sancha, 1798-1802. 3 volumes. Folio (423 x 290mm). pp. (2), vi, 78; (2), ii, 76; (2), xxiv, 95, (i), with 326 fine engraved plates. Uniform half calf, richly gilt spines with red and green gilt lettered labels. Probably the rarest botanical publication on South American plants, the work is sometimes found with the Prodromus published in 1794. "From the botanical viewpoint, the Spanish possessions in America were to a large extent terra incognita until the second half of the 18th century; their exploration began only when King Charles III of Spain dispatched an 'Expedición Botánica' under the leadership of Hipólito Ruiz to the viceroyalty of Peru. This expedition spent a total of ten years in the region of present-day Peru and Chile. Among its most important participants were José Antonio Pavón y Jiménez, Joseph Dombey and the two plant illustrators Joseph Brunete and Isidro Gálvez. According to the instructions laid down by Charlos III, 'herbaria and collections' were to be assembled, along with 'descriptions and illustrations of plants found in my fertile lands, in order to enrich my museum of natural history and the botanic garden of my court'. However, the work on the expedition's extremely extensive finds after having been brought back to Madrid remained uncompleted: admittedly a 'Flora Peruviana et Chilensis Prodromus' appeared (Madrid, 1794),… but the planned ten-volumes, lavishly illustrated 'Flora Peruvianae et Chilensis' came to an halt in the year 1802, with the publication of the third volume" (H.W. Lack, Garden Eden, masterpieces of Botanical illustration, 45)/Plate 198 is numbered twice and is identical apart from some details, the plates are numbered 1-325, and twice plate 198. The work is so rare that Dr. W. Junk in his '50 Jahre Antiquar', mentions the work in his chapter 'introuvables'. The engraved plates are of great beauty. A good 100 out of 141 new genera announced by the Spanish pair are still recognized to-day. Over 500 species still bear the names given by Ruiz and Pavón. "But though three-fourth of the tomes did not reach print, the Ruiz-Pavón expedition was the only of the great Spanish Scientific ventures of the epoch to have any findings published during the life-time of the participants. The three volumes of the 'Flora' actually issued together with the Cavanilles' tomes, were certainly the best Spanish botanical productions up to that date… Ruiz justly took pride in 'the naturalness and exactitude in the presentation of the plants and their parts…'" (Steele p. 328). An attractive set.//Stafleu & Cowan 9771; Nissen BBI, 1698. See also A.R. Steel, Flowers for the King, the expedition of Ruiz and Pavon and the Flora of Peru, 1964.

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      Printed by T. & J. Swords, for H. Caritat, New-York 1798 - 12mo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-298 [299-300: blank], modern antique calf, front, spine and rear panels tooled in gold, brown leather title label affixed to spine panel. First edition. Second book and first extant novel by the first American professional man of letters. The first American Gothic novel, a thriller laid in Pennsylvania which includes death by spontaneous combustion, ventriloquism, an escape from an insane asylum and a multiple murder. Brown's four Gothic novels were indebted to William Godwin's CALEB WILLIAMS (1794), a work he admired, but "the method which Brown derived from Godwin is less notable than the material which he took, at first hand, from native conditions." - DAB. Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810), "American man of letters whose novels, poetry, and historical and literary publications place him at the cornerstone of American literary tradition, [is] best known today for his Gothic novels, especially WIELAND; OR THE TRANSFORMATION. AN AMERICAN TALE (1798) and EDGAR HUNTLY; OR THE MEMOIRS OF A SLEEP-WALKER (1799), which generally transcended their European models, bringing acute psychological insight to the tale of terror . The importance of the American scene and situation is readily discernible in Brown's novels. Thus his most famous novel, WIELAND, describing Theodore Wieland's ritual slaughter of his wife and five children . had its genesis in the true story of a ritual slaughter in the countryside of Tomhannock, New York, in 1781 . His work influenced later American writers ranging from James Fenimore Cooper to Nathaniel Hawthorne. His impact on Edgar Allan Poe was considerable." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 58-9. "Of his four Gothic novels, the first, WIELAND, is regarded as a masterpiece. It is easy to see that brown as drawing on the work of Ann Radcliffe (THE MYSTERIES OF UDOLPHO was published four years earlier and M. G. Lewis (THE MONK appeared only two years earlier), but he was also a great originator. He substituted American settings and he brought in psychological horror to replace the flimsy and worn-out supernatural elements, founding a school of American Gothic writing that was to influence Poe, Hawthorne, Melville and many others right up to the present day. Although not much read in England, Brown's novels were very influential upon Mary Shelley (his four Gothic novels were said to be among her six favorite books) and were read by John Keats and Sir Walter Scott." - Pringle (ed), St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers, p. 99. "Brown's place in literary history is not altogether due to the fact that he was the first American who tried to live by his pen or even that he was the first American novelist who won an international hearing. He continues to be occasionally read for his intrinsic merits -- for the somber intensity which, given a chance with any but superficial readers, outweighs his shambling structure and his verbose, stilted language. Like Poe and Hawthorne, whom he in several respects anticipates, Brown had a personal acquaintance with the dark moods which he enlarged and projected in his novels. He had an eager intellectual curiosity which gives his work, even at its most naive, a certain air of range and significance." - DAB. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 1-11. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 1-9. Clute and Grant, The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 143. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 28. In 333. BAL 1496. Wright (I) 426. Petter, The Early American Novel, pp. 347-53; 461-63. A remarkably nice copy with clean interior and final blank present. (#153235) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A New and Improved Roman History? The Second Edition embellished with four copper plates.

      - London: J. Johnson, 1798. All 4 full-page copperplate engravings after Fuseli signed by Blake as the engraver. Matted, good impressions of the plates, complete with the imprints untrimmed. One of Blake's scarcer works, seldom seen in the trade or at auction; there was also a volume on English history published in the same year. We have had one other copy in the last seven years, and one other separate set of the plates. The plates are strong and lively renditions of moments such as the death of Cleopatra; with the recent discovery of an original drawing by Fuseli for Allen's English History (now in the Essick Collection) we now are quite sure that the illustrations for both volumes were drawn by Fuseli. Bentley, Blake Books, 416. Essick, William Blake's Commercial Book Illustrations, XXXVII. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        New practical grammar of the Spanish language in five parts.

      Philadelphia: Printed by T. & W. Bradford 8vo. vii, [1], 356 pp.. [1798] First American edition, revised for the American audience and a substantial work from the Bradford press. “Carefully re-printed from the second London, and => revised by a gentleman in this city [of Philadelphia]," this was apparently only the second Spanish grammar printed in the U.S., Giral del Pino’s grammar of 1795 having been its sole predecessor. The text discusses pronunciation, conjugation, agreement, syntax, etc.; then proceeds with vocabulary; and ends with dialogues, fables, and samples of mercantile letters. Interest in learning Spanish increased in the U.S. in the 1790s as commerce with Mexico, Central America, Cuba, and even Spain became a practical matter after Spain opened some ports to foreign commerce. Searches of WorldCat and ESTC locate fewer than 10 U.S. institutions reporting ownership of this work. Needless to say, early school books suffered at the hands of children, one of the great enemies of books. Publisher’s sheep; back cover damaged with loss of leather; text foxed and stained, with dampstaining. Far from a pristine copy but acceptable for such a scarce book.

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        Raccolta di opuscoli medici]: Strack C., Observationes medicinales de colica pictonum maximeque ob arthritidem, Ticini, Monastero di S. Salvatore 1791 (segue) Strack C, Dissertatio de catarrho epidemico anni 1782, ibidem 1790 (segue) Strack C., Della crosta lattea de fanciulli.e del suo specifico rimedio., Vercelli, Panialis 1786 (segue) Vater C., De praesagiis vitae et mortis., Pavia, Monastero di S. Salvatore 1783 (segue) Fordyce G., Fragmenta chirurgica et medica., Ticini, Monastero di S. Salvatore 1791 (segue) Tourdes J., Lettre sur les médicaments administrés à l exteriéur de la peau dans les maladies internes, Pavia, Eredi di P. Galeazzi 1798

      - Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con fili e titolo oro su tassello in pelle al ds. Tagli screziati 8vo (cm. 18,7). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Paradoxa, grösstentheils militärischen Inhalts.

      Leipzig, August Friedrich Leo, 1798 Kl.8°, XVL, 292 S., OKart. d. Zeit, goldgepr. Deckel u. Rückenschildchen., Berieben, Kapitale min. lädiert, Titelei min. stockfleckig, sonst in sehr gutem Zustand. Dritte. gänzlich umgearbeitete und sehr vermehrte Auflage. Mit Widmung des Autors: «Seinem verehrungswürdigen und theuren Gönner dem Kgl. General-Maior von Holtzendorff verehrt dieses Exemplar zum Andenken - der Verfaßer.\"[Seltsamerweise verstarb der Gönner bereits 1785? Also eine posthume Widmung.]. Mit handschriftlichen Kopien der Widmungsschreiben von König Friedrich Wilhelm: «Mein lieber Major von Brenkenhoff. Die Gedanken über verschiedene militärische und andere Gegenstände. welche Ihr in Eurem Paradoxon dem Publikum mitteilt. haben Mir eine angenehme Unterhaltung gewährt. Ich bin Euch daher für die Aufmerksamkeit. mit welcher Ihr Mir dieses Produkt Eures Geistes übersandt habt. verbunden. und versichere Euch. daß Ich dagegen stets seyn werde. Euer wohlaffectionirter König. Potsdam. Friedrich Wilhelm den 11.Mai 1798.» Und der Königin Luise: «Ich kann nicht länger. mein lieber Major von Brenkenhoff. Ihnen für die mir mittelst Schreibens vom 7. dieses Monats übermachte Schrift. die Ihren Kenntnissen und Ihrem Herzen. so vorzügliche Ehre macht. und in welcher ich mit wahrem Vergnügen gelesen habe. hiermit meinen besonderen Dank abzustatten; die Mittheilung derselben ist mir äußerst angenehm gewesen. da ich solche als einen unverkennbaren Beweiß Ihrer attention anzusehen Ursache habe. so füge ich zu meiner Erkenntlichkeit noch die Versicherung. daß ich unausgesetzt verbleibe Ihre affectionirte Königin Luise. Potsdam den 14. Mai. 1798 Leopold Schönberg v. B. (1750 -1799). Sohn des Franz Balth. Schönberg v. Brenkenhoff. war Offizier im sächsischen. dann im preußischen Heer. Das Buch «Paradoxa...» erschin 1780 zum ersten Mal. «Dieses kleine Büchlein ist voll guter und gut gesagter Gedanken. und wir rathen jedem jungen Officier an. sie aufmerksam durchzulesen...» (Allgemeine deutsche Bibliothek. Band 60). Versand D: 20,00 EUR Militaria-allgemein Geschichte - 18 Jht.

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        Bilderbuch für Kinder enthaltend eine angenehme Sammlung von Thieren, Pflanzen, Blumen, Früchten, Mineralien, Trachten und allerhand andern unterrichtenden Gegenständen aus dem Reiche der Natur, der Künste und Wissenschaften;

       alle nach den besten Originalen gewählt, gestochen, und mit einer kurzen wissenschaftlichen, und den Verstandes-Kräften eines Kindes angemessenen Erklärung begleitet. Dritter (3.) Band. Mit 100 (nicht kolorierten) Kupfertafeln und den zugehörigen Erklärungen in deutsch und französisch, Weimar, im Verlage des Industrie-Comptoirs, 1798, Titelblatt, 100 Tafeln mit jeweils einem Blatt Erklärung auf der Vorderseite in deutsch, auf der Rückseite in französisch und 4 Blätter Inhaltsverzeichnis, 23x19, späterer Halblederband mit Rückentitel, französischer Titel und die Weltkugel stellenweise unterlegt, die ersten Seiten (bis Nr. 6) fleckig, die 1. Erklärungsseite fehlt, danach nur stellenweise etwas fleckig/stockfleckig, geringe Gebrauchs- und Alterungsspuren,Versand D: 4,90 EUR alte Kinderbücher

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        Report on the arrangements which were made, for the internal defence of these kingdoms, when Spain, by its armada, projected the invasion and conquest of England;

      London, State Paper Ofice, [printed by A. Strahan, 1798].. and application of the wise proceedings of our ancestors, to the present crisis of public safety, 1798. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM JOHN BRUCE TO HENRY DUNDAS. 8vo, approximately 230 x 130 mm, 9 x 5 inches, folding engraved map of the Thames, copied from a parchment of 1588, pages: [4], [1]-97, [15], [i]-cxxxviii,cxli-cccxxviii, 2 leaves folding, full calf binding, rebacked at sometime, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, double gilt rules to edges of covers, marbled endapers. Binding worn, rubbed and scuffed, hinges cracked and strengthened inside with cloth, covers still attached but weak, pale offset on map and pages either side, pale browning to a few pages at beginning and end, occasional fox spot to main body of text otherwise text clean. On signature B, written in old ink in top margin " State Paper Office, May 17th 1798. Sir- then in the lower margin of page 97 "I have the honor to be Sir your most obedient and faithful Servant John Bruce. Right Honorable Henry Dundas". John Bruce was "Tutor to Robert Saunders Dundas, the son of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, Bruce was rewarded by a share, with Sir James Hunter Blair, 1st Baronet of the reversion of the patent of king's printer and stationer for Scotland; and was appointed keeper of the state paper office, secretary for the Latin language to the Privy Council, and official historiographer to the East India Company from 1801. Wikipedia". ESTC T77289. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        De Consolatione Philosophiae Libri Quinque ad Optimarum Editionum Fidem Recensiti. [Preface by Petrus Bertius.]

      Parma: Ex Regio Typographeo, 1798 First Bodoni edition. Bodoni also produced a large paper issue. Contemporary full stiff vellum with gilt-ruled and gilt-lettered red and brown morocco spine labels. . Quarto. Boards lightly soiled and spine labels slightly faded. Very minor foxing and the occassional small chip or tear. Bottom corners torn on pp. ;xxxi-ii and 65-6, not affecting text. Engraved bookplate of Charles Holte Bracerbridge (1799-1872), English man of letters and friend of Florence Nightingale, on front pastedown. A very good copy.

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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)

      a spese di Onorato Desideri 1798 (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. E' possibile effettuare uno sconto. Uff. Mob. 3

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        Manufakturen und Handwerken. Herausgegeben von G. C. B. Busch. Jgg. 2-13, 15 und 2 Registerbände in zus. 16 Bänden.

      Erfurt Keyser -1811 1798 - (16 x 9,5 cm). Mit 30 teils gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Pappbände der Zeit (Bde. 2-7) und Halblederbände der Zeit (Bde. 10-15 und Reg.). Bis auf die Bände 1, 14 und 16 vollständige Reihe. Die ersten Bände mit dem Nebentitel: Uebersicht der Fortschritte in Wissenschaften. Jg. 12 gemeinsam von Busch und Trommsdorff herausgegeben. Der Jg. 13 liegt in 2 inhaltlich unterschiedlichen Varianten vor: 1. von Busch herausgegeben und bei Klüger in Rudolfstadt erschienen, 2. von Trommsdorff herausgegeben und bei Keyser in Erfurt erschienen. Ab Jg. 13 mit dem Nebentitel: Annalen der Fortschritte, neuesten Erfindungen und Entdeckungen in Wissenschaften. Jg. 15 von Trommsdorff herausgegeben. - Vereinzelt leicht gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. Einbände teils etwas berieben und bestoßen. Insgesamt gut erhaltenene Reihe. - Kirchner 2771; Poggendorff I, 350 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Inledning til hästars kännedom, i afseende på deras temperament, slägter, ålder, fel och fullkomligheter, föda och skötsel, rörelser, färg m.m.

      Ämnad til bruk för hushållare, cavallerister och hästhandlare. Andra och förbättrade uplagan. Lund, J. Lundblad, 1798. 8:o. (6),168 s. + ABILDGAARD, P. C. Häst- och boskaps-läkaren eller underrättelse wid de almännaste sjukdomar, som anfalla hästar, horn-boskap, får och swin. Efter tredje förökta och förbätrade uplagan öfwersat tillika med anmärkningar af A. H. Florman. Andra uplagan. Lund, J. Lundblad, 1798. 8:o. 146,(4) s. + FLORMAN, A. H. Pharmacopoea veterinaria eller handbok för häst- och boskaps läkare hwaruti förekomma de mäst brukbara läkemedel, för wåra hushållsdjur, jämte sättet huru de wid hwarjehanda sjukdommar böra anwändas. Lund, J. Lundblad, 1809. 8:o. (8),96 s. + FLORMAN, A. H. Nödig underrättelse om de allmänna hästsjukdomar qwarka, snip och springorm, huru de kunna kännas, förekommas och utrotas. Lund, C. F. Berling, 1815. 8:o. 39 s. Ngt nött samtida hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerad rygg och naggad ljusbrun titeletikett. Gröna snitt. Pärmhörnen lite stukade. En svag fuktfläck i inre marginalen på de första 20 sidorna i det första arbetet. Större fuktfläck i nedre hälften av s. 154, genom hela andra och tredje arbetet och de tio första sidorna i det fjärde arbetet. Sista bladet i det tredje arbetet solkigt och nött i yttermarginalen. Vikta övre hörn på sina håll. Bra samlingsband.. Hebbe Den svenska lantbrukslitteraturen 1567 för det första arbetet med felaktig kollationering. Den första upplagan utkom 1794. Hebbe 1741 för det andra arbetet. Bibliotheca danica II:301 och Bibliotheca Walleriana 10506 för det danska originalet som utgavs 1770. Den första svenska upplagan utkom 1785. Hebbe 2348 för det tredje arbetet. Arbetet förtecknar i alfabetisk ordning enkla och sammansatta läkemedel från aloë till äggskal. Hebbe 2408 för det avslutande arbetet med felaktig kollationering. Lundaprofessorn Arvid Henrik Florman (1761-1840) hade i sin ungdom studerat för den kända danska veterinären P. C. Abildgaard (1740-1801). Flormans föreläsningar inom veterinärmedicinen rörde företrädesvis hippiatriken och han medverkade till att Veterinärinrättningen i Stockholm grundades 1821

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        Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht.

      Königsberg: Friedrich Nicolovius,, 1798. Octavo (202 × 115 mm). Attractive recent marbled boards to style, smooth spine gilt-ruled in compartments, tan morocco letterpiece to second. Very faint rubbing to joints and tips, contents tanned as usual, mild spotting to title, very occasional contemporary inked annotations and underlining. A very good copy. First edition, first issue. "In the winter semester of 1772-3 Kant first offered a lecture course on anthropology, a course he repeated every winter semester for the next twenty-three years. While Kant was not the first German academic to lecture under this title, he made clear from the first lectures that his course would consider the topic in quite a unique way. Although Kant chose as a last resort the 'empirical psychology' section of Baumgarten Metaphysica as his textbook, he consciously broke with it and a tradition of German anthropology stretching back to the sixteenth century, a tradition that tended to conceive of anthropology as a unified science of theology and physiology" (Jacobs and Kain, eds, Essays on Kant's Anthropology, pp. 2-3). Kant's Anthropologie is also noted for his classification of mental illnesses and his discussion of the importance of adolescence in mental development, "an observation which would later prove invaluable" (Norman).

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        Essays after the Cartoons of Raphael at Windsor. Drawn by the Gracious Permission of His Majesty And by Permission most Humbly Inscribed to Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain... by J. Ruyssen. Drawn by J Ruyssen. Engraved by Anthony Cardon

      London: Nicholas Joseph Ruyssen; Anthony Cardon, 1798 Book. Very Good. Full-Leather. 1st Edition. [709 x 536mm; engraved calligraphic title and six magnificent stipple engraved plates.] The elephant folio dedication copy of the first fascicule of two, bound in contemporary red morocco with the cipher of the dedicatee, Queen Charlotte (1744-1818) on the upper and lower covers. Queen Charlotte's library was sold soon after her death; George III's copy in matching binding with his cipher remains in the Royal Collections. The plates reproduce in actual size the heads from Raphael's cartoons for the Sistine Chapel tapestry, then at Windsor Castle, now splendidly housed at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The etched images are dated October 13, 1798 and each has a tissue guard. Some marginal foxing and paper browning; a little staining close to the gutter. A very scarce collection with copies located at Getty and Royal Collections only. The Raphael Cartoons were commissioned by Pope Leo X in 1515 and were painted by Raphael (1483-1520) and his assistants as full-scale designs for tapestries that were intended to cover the lower walls of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel beneath Michelangelo's recently executed ceiling. The tapestries depict the Acts of St Peter and St Paul, the founders of the early Christian Church. Admiration of them reached its highest pitch in the 18th and 19th centuries when they were described as 'the Parthenon sculptures of modern art'. They were originally acquired by Charles I from a collection in Genoa in 1623, were housed first at Hampton Court Palace before being moved to Buckingham Palace by George III in 1763 to public consternation on the grounds that they would be much less accessible to scholars who had been previously been allowed regular access to the paintings. Only in 1865 were they transferred on loan by Queen Victoria to the Victoria and Albert Museum where they remain to this day. Four of the cartoons were reunited with the tapestries on the occasion of the Pope's visit to the United Kingdom in 2010. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this book..

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        Document signed with a wooden stamp ("Yo El Rey") and with evidence of a royal paper and wax seal.

      Aranjuez Folio (288 x 210 mm.). [3] ff.. 23 February 1798 Decree confirming Pedro Inocencio Bejarano as bishop of Buenos Aires, succeeding the late Manuel de Azamor y Ramírez. Written in a cursive hand. With, in addition to the stamped royal signature, those of various witnesses. Stitched.

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        Julchen Grünthal. Band 1 und 2 komplett. [Von Friederike Helene Unger].

      Berlin: Johann Friedrich Unger 1798 - 426, (2); 360 Seiten. Frakturdruck. Mit 2 gestochenen Frontispices und Titelvignetten von Daniel Chodowiecki. Goedeke IV/1, 607, 75, 3 (nennt irrtüml. für diese Ausgabe Stutz als Autor des 2. Teils); Hayn/Got. II, 692; Holzm./Boh. 8036; Patacki II, 384. - Ausnehmend schön gebundenes Exemplar des berolinesken Pensions- und Verbildungsromans. Erste Ausgabe mit den Illustrationen Chodowieckis und beiden Teilen aus der Feder Ungers; der erste Teil war bereits 1784 erschienen, eine nicht authorisierte Fortsetzung von J. E. Stutz folgte 1787. - In der schönen kleinformatigen, vom Gatten der Verfasserin entworfenen Ungerfraktur gedruckt. - Etwas angestaubt, Papier leicht gebräunt und fleckig. - Besitzstempel der Freiherrl. von Romberg'schen Bibliothek auf den Titeln. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1490 Kl. 8° (15,5 x 10,5 cm). Halblederbände der Zeit mit 2 roten, goldgeprägten Titelschildern, dichter Mäandervergoldung auf den Rücken und Buntpapiervorsätzen. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. 2 Bände (= so vollständig). 2., durchaus veränderte und mit einem zweiten Band vermehrte Ausgabe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abrégé de L Histoire de la Grèce.

      A Paris Chez Bernard 1798 - Roces y fatigas en el encuadernado. Ejemplar en muy buen estado. WE SEND (free of charge) video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. ENVIAMOS (a solicitud y sin cargo) video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Taschenbuch für 1798. Herrmann und Dorothea Erstausgabe

      Berlin,bey Friedrich Vieweg dem älteren, 1798. Goethe. -Mit Titelkupferstich, einem kolorierten Stich mit Frauenköpfen und 6 weiteren Kupferstichen, 14, 174 S., Kl. Oktav. illustrierter OPBd, Einband und Kanten berieben, gutes fest gebundenes Exemplar, wir senden auf Anfrage auch gerne Bilder Versand D: 7,40 EUR

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      Artaria et Compl. 1798 (Codice AN/2533) Grande carta incisa in rame e acquerellata, montata su tela, cm. 101x21,5, ripiegata in 24 parti. Incisore: Franz Müller. Titolo calligrafico su "drappo" panneggiato, legenda, cornice colorata. Minime tr.d'uso, qualche piccola macchia che non lede il testo. Bella, interessante e decorativa. Euro 450.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Varie Lectiones Veteris Testamenti Ex Immensa Mss. Editorumq. Codicum Congerie Haustae Et Ad Samar. Textum, Ad Vetustiss. Versiones, Ad Accuratiores Sacrae Criticae Fontes Ac Leges Examinatae; With Supplement: Scholia Critica In V.T. Libros Seu Supplementa Ad Varias Sacri Textus Lectiones

      Parma. Ex Regio Typographeo, 1798. First edition. Boards. Modern, uniform light brown boards with paper spine labels. Fine. 5 vols.. 4to, 29 x 21 cm. Bodoni Press production; bibliographic and critical commentaries concerning the Old Testament, textual studies from sources hitherto unknown. De Rossi devoted himself to three chief lines of investigation--typographical, bibliographical, and text-critical -- on the collection of the variant readings of the Old Testament, To determine their bibliographical position he undertook a critical study of the annals of Hebrew typography. Exceedingly clean and bright set, exquisitely printed with a hint of occasional minor age-toning. BROOKS BODONI, 279 & 731. BRUNET Vol. IV, 1406-1407.

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        ALS (3 pages) to his publisher regarding Domestic Medicine.

      1798, 1798. Single sheet (9 1/4" x 14 3/8") folded once, 4 pp., each 7 3/8" x 9 1/4". Addressed to his English publisher, Cadell and Davies, and dated July 12th, 1798. This 3 page letter (37 lines) is a timeless account of a frustrated famous author attempting to understand his publisher's inaction and motivate them to issue a new addition of his tremendously popular book, Domestic Medicine. It reads in part: "Gentlemen | I am daily teased by people enquiring where they can have the Dom. Med. I refer them to you, but it seems you cannot supply them with what they want. As I understand, from Mr. Preston, that the sheets were all printed off a considerable time ago. I should be glad to know if there is any good reason why the edition should not be published without delay. . ." As the letter progresses, Buchan's indignation and pique increase over the publisher's intransigence. And given the number of editions this book went through well into the 1800s, it is indeed hard to understand. The letter provides a fascinating look at the author—publisher relationship as it existed over 200 years ago and, other than the period style of expression, is remarkably contemporary and indicates that human nature and business relations have not changed at all. The letter is in very good condition.. 1st Edition. No Binding. Very Good.

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        An universal history from the earliest account of time. Volume XVIII [18] compiled from original authors and illustrated with maps, cuts, notes etc.

      London, printed for T. Osborne, A. Millar and J. Osborn, 1798. 664 pages/Seiten with 4 maps, 4 family trees and one engraving of a temple, except for one all folded [mit 4 Karten, 4 Stammbäumen und einem Stich von einem Tempel, bis auf einen alle gefaltet] 8°, 18 - 23,5 cm, bound, original leather binding, three-sided edge colouring (red), leather a little worn at the spine, flyleafs a little shopworn, inside in good condition. Gebunden, originaler Ledereinband, mit 5 Bünden, dreiseitiger Farbschnitt rot, Leder etwas brüchig, Vorsätze etwas angeschmutzt, innen in gutem Zustand contains the following cuts: [enthaltene Kupferstiche] :maps: 1.) Libya Interior, Garamantum et Melanogaetulorum regio, Aethiopia sub Aegypto, Aethiopia interior &c. / 2.) Mauretania, Numidia, Gaetulia &c. / 3.) Arabia. Petraea and Deserta / 4.) Ancient Gaul family trees: 1.) [from Hiarbas to Ptolemy] / 2.) The tribe of Koresh [from Koresh to Mohammed] / 3.) A genealogical table of ye tribes of the naturalized Arabs being the Descendants of Ishmael the son of Abraham by a daughter of Modâd the Jorhamite / 4.) A genealogical table of the tribes of the genuine Arabs descended from Kahtan or Joktanengraving: Plan of ye famed temple of Montmorillon both above and under ground chapters about the history of:: the Carthaginians / the Numidians / the Mauritanians / the Melanogaetuli &c. / the Libyans of Marmarica / Cyrenaica / the Regio Syrtica / the Ethiopians / the Arabs / Nice / Trapezond / the Spaniards / the Gauls BR7F6 Versand D: 5,00 EUR Arabia, France, history, map, genealogy

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        DE L'ÉDUCATION DES LAPINS, ou de l'art de les loger dans des Garennes domestiques, de les nourrir et multiplier, de soigner leurs petits, d'améliorer leurs races, et de les rendre aussi bons et aussi agréables à manger que les lapins de Garenne. [Suivi de :] SUPPLÉMENT À L'ÉDUCATION DES LAPINS, ou Instructions nouvelles sur la manière de former des Garennes artificielles.

      1798 - Paris, Rue ci-devant Condé, n°7 [imprimé pour l'auteur], 1798. Deux parties reliées en un volume in-8 (130 X 122) demi-basane fauve, roulette dorée en place des nerfs, fleuron doré dans les compartiments, pièce de titre rouge (reliure de l'époque) ; (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, XXXII pages d'avertissement, (1) f. de faux-titre, 125 pages, (1) page de reconnaissance, (1) f. de faux-titre, XII-24 pages, 2 pages de table. Coiffes arasées, début de fente (3 cm) en pied du mors supérieur. UNIQUE ÉDITION de cet ouvrage «TRÈS RARE » (Mouchon), bien complet du supplément relié à la suite. La page de titre comporte une belle vignette gravée. L'avertissement de la première partie est en grande partie consacré aux coutumes qui réglaient les droits des propriétaires et de leurs riverains à l'égard du gibier. (Mouchon, 1184). AGRÉABLE EXEMPLAIRE, conservé dans sa reliure de l'époque, au corps d'ouvrage en bel état. PLEASANT COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neueste und Vollständigste Postkarte von ganz Deutschland Niederlanden Schweiz Pohlen Ungarn und den angränzenden Theilen Frankreichs u. Italien. Wien zu finden bey Artaria et Comp. 1798 - Nouvelle Carte de Poste de Toute L'Allemagne et des Provinces Limitropfes. - gestochen von Franz Müller in Wien 1798':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Franz Müller in Wien b. Artaria & C. in Wien, dat. 1798, 63,5 x 98 Tooley's Dic. of Mapmakers S. 453. - Seltene Postkarte auf Leinen faltbar mit Schuber. - Oben links Titelkartusche. - Die Karte mit zusätzlicher französischer Titelkopfleiste. - Unten links Erklärungen. - Unten rechts Stecherangaben und Datierung. - Seltene Postkarte von Deutschland, Polen, Niederlande, Schweiz, Norditalien, Ungarn, Siebenbürgen, Westukraine, Slowakei, Tschechien und Nordwest-Frankreich. - Tadellos erhalten! (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neueste Allgemeine Postkarte durch alle Europaeische Staaten, bey welcher so wohl die astronomischen Ortsbestimmungen, als auch die zuverlaessigsten Postbücher und die besten geographischen Hilfsmittel gehörig benützt worden sind. Entworfen von Johann Pongratz Lieutenant des k.k. 2 ten Feld Artill: Regnts. Gestochen von Hieron: Benedicti. - 1798 - Nouvelle Carte des Routes des Postes dans les différens Etats De L'Europe rédigée avec soin sur les meilleurs Cartes et livres des Postes. Dessinée par Jean Pongratz Lieutenant d'Artillerie - Herausgegeben und zu Haben in Wien bey T. Mollo und Comp. am Hof N°. 346. - Publiée et se trouve à Viennechez T. Mollo et Compagnie à l'Hof N° 346':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Hieronymus Benedicti n. Johann Pongratz b. Tranquillo Mollo in Wien, dat. 1798, 116 x 159 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. A - D, S. 118 (Hieronymus Benedicti, ca. 1756 - 1809. Engraver for F.A. Schraembl, 1787-1788. .). - Zeigt Europa mit Einzeichnung der bestehenden Postrouten. - Oben links Titelkartusche. - Am linken Rand mehrere Erklärungen. - Im Kartenhimmel Insetkarte von Moskau und Umgebung. - Die Karte in den Faltkanten mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren. - Seltene großformatige Wandkarte von 4 Platten auf Leinen alt montiert mit Ösen zum hängen. (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        \"Ansicht des Theaters und Redouten=Saals zu Godesberg\". Schöne Ansicht mit reicher Personenstaffage, Pferden und Kutschen.

       Altkol. Umrißradierung von Johann Ziegler nach Lorenz Janscha, 1798, 30 x 44 cm. Schmitt, Rhein-Beschreibungen 114, 37. - Aus der berühmten Sammlung \"Collection de cinquante Vues du Rhin\". Mit reicher aquarellierter Linieneinfassung. Im Rand etwas angestaubt und gering berieben. Schönes, frisches Altkolorit. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Nordrhein-Westfalen

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        Practical Education

      Printed for J. Johnson, 1798, Hardcover (Half Leather), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition. 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. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 775 + 20 (index, corrections & errata). 2-volume set (complete). Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. very minor spotting to margins of a handful of pages & the plates. Previous owner's signature in ink at top of title pages in both volumes; also previously owned bythe National Liberal Club whose small stamp appears on title pages, plates & a few bottom margins of the text.. Top edge browned with age. slight rubbing to cloth at top of front cover volume two & a small bump to top edge of leather near spine. Includes index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Education; Pedagogy; Teaching; Feminist; 18th century; Women & Feminism. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3200.

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        Die wunderbaren Begebenheiten Telemachs Sohn des Ulysses. Ein Heldengedicht in vier und zwanzig Büchern [...]. Aus dem Französischen auf das neue übersetzt und mit nöthigen Anmerkungen begleitet.

      Nürnberg-Altdorf, J. C. Monath u. J. F. Kußler, 1798. 8°. Mit einer gefalt. Kupferkarte des Mittelmeerraumes, gest. Frontispiz u. 24 Kupfertafeln. XIV, 719 S., Ppbd. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückenschild. Seltene illustrierte Ausgabe dieses häufig aufgelegten Heldengedichtes. - Einband etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Rücken etw. später m. Papier überzogen. Ganz vereinzelt min. fleckig. - Nicht bei Rümann. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Fenelon, Francois de Salignac de la Motte, Die wunderbaren Begebenheiten Telemachs Sohn des Ulysses. Ein Heldengedicht in vier und zwanzig Büchern, Telemach

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        Allgemeines Wörterbuch der Marine. Band 4 (von 4, nur Tafeln).

      - Hamburg und Leipzig, Licentiat Nemnich & A. F. Böhme, (1798). 4to. 56 Spalten Text bei zweispaltigem Druck. Mit 115 Kupfertafeln, davon 10 gefaltet. Schlichter Halbleder um 1900. Tafelband des umfassenden Speziallexikons zu Schiffbau und Schiffahrt, ohne die 3 Textbände. Der Autor war ein Hamburger Teehändler, der sich "durch unermüdlichen Fleiß . schöne Kenntnisse in der Mathematik und Schiffahrtskunde erworben" hatte (vgl. Schröder). - Die 115 Kupfertafeln des Hamburger Stechers Andreas Stöttrup zeigen detailliert alles Wissenswerte über Schiffbau und Takelage, Geräte und Zubehör, seemännische Verrichtungen, Schiffstypen etc. Die etwa 800 einzelnen Abbildungen auf den Tafeln werden durch 56 Spalten Text erläutert. - Bindung defekt, zahlreiche Tafeln lose. Ränder etwas gebräunt, wenige Tafeln mit kurzen Einrissen oder Randläsuren. Tafel XXIX etwas braunfleckig, Falttafel XCIV angeschnitten. - Cat. Nederl. histor. Scheepvaart Mus. 1001; Zischka 75; Schröder 3241, 1. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Apotheker'.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Johann Peter Voigt, 1798, 13,5 x 8,5 (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Der Chirurgische Instrumentenmacher' u. 'Der Tuchscheerer'.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johan Leitner b. Johann Peter Voigt, 1798, 14 x 8,5 (2 Ansichten auf 1 Blatt) (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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