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        Essays on the Microscope; Containing a Practical Description of the Most Improved Microscopes ? The second edition, with considerable additions and improvements.

      London:: Printed by Dillon and Keating, for the Editor. 1798. hardcover. 2 vols. bound in one (i.e. with Atlas dated 1787). 4to. xvii, [vii],. 724, 14, 2 pp. 32 engraved double-page plates, with the allegorical. frontispiece mezzotint (dated 1787), ?Truth discovering to Time,. Science, instructing her children in the improvements of the. microscope,? after T.S. Duchè, with the folded title-page for the. Atlas of plates, errata, list of plates (numbered 1-31; with 26A and. 26B, making 32), index; occasional foxing. Original half calf by. Hering (with his stamp: ?Bound by Hering 9 Newman St?); quite worn,. inner joints reinforced with kozo. Bookplates of Max Erb and William. Seymour. Good.. SECOND EDITION, enlarged, with the first issue of the frontispiece plate and first of the Atlas title. This work is a most thorough treatment on microscopy, reviewing the history of the topic, of optics, a description of microscope instruments, before entering into describing various items from nature. Adams states ?When I first undertook the present essays, I had confined myself to a re-publication of my father?s work, entitled, MICROGRAPHIA ILLUSTRATA; but I soon found that both his and Mr. Baker?s tracts on the microscope were very imperfect. Natural history had not been so much cultivated at the period when they wrote, as it is in the present day? I have in the fifth chapter, after some general observations on the utility of natural history, endeavoured to remedy their defects, by arranging the subject in systematic order, and by introducing the microscope reader to the system of Linnaeus, as far as relates to insects: by this he [the reader] will learn to discriminate one insect from another, to characterize their different parts, and thus be better enabled to avoid error himself. And to convey instruction to others.? (pp. x-xi). Adams, being ?seduced? by these ?little creatures? expanded his descriptions of them. With chapter six he bases his discussion of insects on the work of Lyonet (1742), focused on the caterpillar of the Phalaena Cassus. ¶ Adams, Jr. (1750-1795), son of well-known instrument-maker George Adams (1709-1772), both instrument makers to the king. He was an optician, instrument maker (to George III) and prolific writer on instruments and scientific issues. Gee notes that Adams had studied Louis Joblot on the microscope and animalculae and Abraham Trembley on the polyp. ¶ Provenance: Max Erb, of Max Erb Instruments, Santa Ynez, California. This company started in 1954 and specializes in microscopes. [FULL TITLE: Essays on the Microscope; Containing a Practical Description of the Most Improved Microscopes; A General History of Insects..., An account of the various species ? A Description of Three Hundred and Eighty- Three Animalcula, with a Concise Catalogue of Interesting Objects: A view of the organization of timber, and the Configuration of Salts when Under the Microscope. By the late George Adams ? The second edition, with considerable additions and improvements by Frederick Kanmacher, F.L.S.] ¶ See: DNB; Brian Gee, Francis Watkins and the Dollond Telescope Patent Controversy, Ashgate, 2014, p. 67; John R. Millburn, Adams of Fleet Street: instrument makers to King George III, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000. . 11

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        MEMORIE STORICHE dell'antichissima città di Alba - Longa e dell'Albano moderno dedicate... al Sig. Cardinale De Pierre De Bernis, divise in tre libri dall'Abate... Roma, Zampel, 1787. Unito: Idem. LETTERA dell'autore delle Memorie Albane ed autore delle Memorie Aricine.

      Fulgoni, 1798. 2 opere in un gr. vol. in - 4, pp. XVI, 271; (2), 38, leg. m. perg. coeva, carta dec. ai piatti, tass. al d. Tagli color. Con una gr. tav. inc. in rame ripiegata (mm. 186x265) raff. la veduta prospettica di Albano, con 17 rimandi. Altra tav. raff. il territorio del Lazio. Lozzi 32. Rara opera storica sull'antica città latina. Bell'esempl. su carta forte. [MM6 - 374]

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

      Berlin: Johann Friedrich Unger 1798. 2 Bände (= so vollständig). 2., durchaus veränderte und mit einem zweiten Band vermehrte Ausgabe. 426, (2); 360 Seiten. Frakturdruck. Mit 2 gestochenen Frontispices und Titelvignetten von Daniel Chodowiecki. 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]. 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. Versand D: 5,50 EUR Unger, Friederike Helene: Julchen Grünthal. Band 1 und 2 komplett. [Von Friederike Helene Unger]. 2 Bände (= so vollständig). 2., durchaus veränderte und mit einem zweiten Band vermehrte Ausgabe. Berlin: Johann Friedrich Unger 1798.

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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! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Schilderung des Gebirgsvolkes vom Kanton Appenzell.

      Leipzig in der Pet Phil Wolfischen Buchhandlung 1798 - 8° 3 Bll., 478 S. 1 kol., 4 (z. Tl. gef.) Kupferst., 4 Bll. Noten. Es fehlt Kupferstich "Rütlischwur". Original-Halbleder d. Zt. (Einband ber. u. bestossen, sonst gut). = Schilderung der Gebirgsvölker der Schweitz Teil 1. Joh. Gottfried Ebel (* 6. 10. 1764 zu Züllichau in preuß. Schlesien, + 8. 10. 1830 in Zürich), Arzt und Naturforscher. "Die großartige Natur der Alpenwelt wirkte so anziehend, daß E. 3 Jahre lang in der Schweiz verweilte, sie nach allen Richtungen durchwanderte und nicht blos eingehende naturwissenschaftliche, besonders geognostische Studien betrieb, sondern auch das Auge für die Sitten und Gebräuche des Volks, für Geschichte und Kunst des Landes offen hielt. 1793 als praktischer Arzt nach Frankfurt a. M. übergesiedelt, widmete E. alle Mußestunden der sorgfältigen Ausarbeitung und Veröffentlichung seiner Schweizerbeobachtungen in einem größeren Werke: "Anleitung auf die angenehmste und nützlichste Art in der Schweiz zu reisen", 1793, ein besonders für reisende Naturforscher, zugleich aber auch für Naturfreunde im allgemeinen geschriebenes Reisehandbuch, welches in dieser Richtung geradezu mustergültig genannt werden kann und dem Verfasser einen europäischen Ruf verschaffte, indem er darin eine Fülle interessanter wissenschaftlicher Beobachtungen mit vielseitigen wissenswerthen Bemerkungen über Land und Leute in höchst belehrender Weise zu verknüpfen verstand. Dieses Werk erlebte drei Auflagen (1804 und 1810) und galt selbst bei den Schweizern als eine Fundgrube der Belehrung über ihr Land. Eine "Schilderung der Gebirgsvölker der Schweiz", welche 1798 bis 1802 in Form einer Reisebeschreibung folgte, zeigt ebenso den seinen und scharf blickenden Beobachter, als vortrefflichen Darsteller. Eine Uebersetzung der philos.-politischen Schriften Sièyes', die er 1796 besorgte, machte ihn als Beförderer revolutionärer Ideen verdächtig und nöthigte ihn Frankfurt zu verlassen. Er wandte sich zunächst nach Paris, wo er neben dem ärztlichen Berufe sich fortwährend mit wissenschaftlichen Studien, — mit Sömmering mit anatomischen beschäftigte. Hier sah er, wie die hochgehenden Wogen der damaligen politischen Bewegung von Frankreich aus auch die Unabhängigkeit und Freiheit der Schweiz zu verschlingen drohten. E. stand auf der Wache und suchte selbst unter ernsten Gefahren für seine Person durch zahlreiche von Paris an verschiedene einflußreiche Schweizer geschriebene Briefe auf dieses drohende Unglück aufmerksam zu machen; er bat und beschwor dieselben, ihre Selbständigkeit durch eine aus eigenem Antriebe ins Werk gesetzte freisinnige Reform ihres Gemeinwesens zu retten und das zu befürchtende Verhängniß von der Schweiz abzuwenden. Für diese wohlwollende und uneigennützige Gesinnung ertheilte ihm der gesetzgebende Rath das schweizer Bürgerrecht, das später durch das Stadtbürgerrecht in Zürich ersetzt wurde." Gümbel, Wilhelm von, "Ebel, Johann Gottfried" in: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie 5 (1877), S. 518-519. Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage dans l'intérieur de la Chine et en Tartarie, fait dans les années 1792, 1793 et 1794, par Lord Macartney, ambassadeur du roi d'Angleterre auprès de l'empereur de la Chine. Translated by Jean-Henri Castéra (1749-1838).

      Paris, F. Buisson, an 6 de la République (1798). - 4 vols. 8vo. (4), VIII, 515, (1) pp. (4), 412 pp. (4), 399, (1) pp. (4), 326 pp. With frontispieces in each volume and 3 large folding engraved maps at the end of vol. 4. Contemporary tree calf, smooth spines gilt. Marbled endpapers. First French edition of Staunton's "Authentic Account of an Embassy to China, chiefly from the papers of Lord Macartney and Sir E. Gower": the official account of the first English embassy to China under Macartney made by the secretary George Staunton, first published in London in 1797. "Great Britain was anxious to establish formal diplomatic relations with China and thus open the way for unimpeded trade relations. But the pall of Chinese reserve and self-sufficiency, which for centuries seldom admitted penetration, still hung over this empire and effectually resisted Lord Macartney’s arguments and gifts [.] His visit was not in vain, however, for it gave us a most interesting account of Chinese manners and customs at the close of the eighteenth century" (Cox I, 344). "The account of this famous embassy was prepared at government expense. Apart from its Chinese importance, it is of considerable interest, owing to the descriptions of the various places en route which were visited" (Hill). These places include Madeira, Tenerife, Rio de Janeiro, St Helena, Tristan da Cunha, Amsterdam Island, Java, Sumatra, Cochin-China, etc. The second French edition, published the following year, was to include two additional volumes. - Minor wear to joints and extremities. From the library of Jean R. Perrette with his bookplate on the pastedown. Corder (Sinica) IV, 2384. Cox I, 345. Quérard IX, 289. Cf. Hill, pp. 280f. (first edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY TO THE NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN, AND ROUND THE WORLD; In Which the Coast of North-West America Has Been Carefully Examined and Accurately Surveyed. Undertaken by His Majesty's Command, Principally With a View to Ascertain the Existence of any Navigable Communication Between the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans; and Performed in the Years 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, and 1795, in the Discovery Sloop of War, and Armed Tender Chatham, under the command of Captain George Vancouver.

      Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, and J. Edwards, London 1798 - Complete in 3 quarto volumes (12 x 9.75 inches) and 1 folio atlas (22.5 x 17.75 inches). Volume I: [1] (half-title), [1] (title page), [3] (dedication), xxix (introduction), [2] (ads), [4] (contents), [2] (list of plates), 432pp; with 7 engraved plates. Volume 2: [1] (half-title), [1] (title page), [4] (contents), [1] (list of plates), 504pp; with 4 engraved plates and 1 engraved map. Volume 3: [1] (half-title), [1] (title page), [4] (contents), [1] (list of plates), 505pp, [3] (errata); with 6 engraved plates. Atlas: 16 folding engraved plates (10 charts and 6 views). 18 engraved plates to the text volumes; atlas with 16 engraved maps, charts and coastal profiles. Text volumes are hardbound in contemporary speckled calf; expertly rebacked with 5 raised bands to spine; red & black morocco labels; spine gilt decorations; double blind ruled borders; marbled endpapers. Atlas is bound in quarter leather, to match text volumes, over marbled brown paper boards. Covers with minor edge wear with corners bumped. Small amount of marginal worm to lower outer margins of Vol. I, mostly a single hole (not affecting text); remnant of previous owner old ink inscription to half-title page of Vol. I, now mostly rubbed away. A couple of pages in Vol. II slightly creased at midline, perhaps at original binding; half inch clean closed tear to outer margin of few leaves; brown stain to bottom of last blank. Occasional light foxing, occasional light stains to page edges, usual offsetting and browning around plates, otherwise text crisp and clean. In the Atlas, there is a 3 inch clean closed tear with no loss to inner margin of Coast of N. America chart (near main fold). Overall, very good and complete set. PLEASE NOTE THAT ADDITIONAL SHIPMENT CHARGES MAY APPLY. PLEASE PROVIDE POSTAL CODE WHEN REQUESTING SHIPMENT ESTIMATE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SCHWÄBISCH-HALL. "Schwaebisch Hall von der Mitternacht Seite anzusehen". Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe, im Mittelgrund die Gradierwerke.

      - Altkolorierte Umrißradierung "Nach der Natur gezeichnet und gestochen von August Bayer im Industrie Comtoir, Hailbronn, um 1798, 24 x 36 cm. 'Schefold 7272. - Im unteren Rand mit Wappen und Widmung: "Denen hochgebietenden und hochweisen Herren Staedtmeister und Rath dieser freien Reichsstadt". - Mit schmalem Rändchen, rechts restaurierter Einriss, im Himmel etwas fleckig. Gerahmt. - Noch gutes und dekoratives Exemplar dieser extrem seltenen Ansicht.

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        Mémoires et observations de chimie

      Croullebois, Fuchs, Paris 1798 - ______ Format : . Collation : portrait, XXXII, 416 pp., 3 planches. (4), 492 pp., 2 planches. Demi-basane brune, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.). ___. ____ Première édition. Illustré par un portrait et 5 planches dépliantes montrant des appareils. Ce sont les oeuvres complètes de Bertrand Pelletier (Bayonne, 1761 - Paris, 1797), publiées après sa mort par son frère Charles et Sédillot; ces différents mémoires avaient parues dans différentes revues savantes. Ses travaux les plus célèbres portent sur le phosphore, la strontiane et le molybdène. Elu membre de l'Académie des sciences en 1792, il a été un partisan enthousiaste de Lavoisier. Taches d'encre au faux-titre du tome 2, coins usés et petits défauts aux reliures. Duveen 463. Cole 1026.

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        Erklärung der Kupfer zur Darstellung des Geschmacks der verschiedenen Völker.

      (Leipzig, Göschen 1796 - 1798). - Mit 49 Kupfertafeln. 10 S. HLdr. um 1850. 20,5 x 25,5 cm. ADB XXVII, 105; Rümann 887; Ornamentkatalog 3978. - Der sehr seltene Tafelband zu dem vierbändigen Werk "Darstellung und Geschichte des Geschmacks der vorzüglichsten Völker in Beziehung auf die Auszierung der Zimmer und auf die Baukunst". Die Tafeln u. a. von P. Veith, J. G. Schmidt, J. G. Seiffert, J. A. Dornstedt nach Christian Friedrich Schuricht. - Rackwitz (1744-1818) war seit 1790 Hofmarschall am kursächsischen Hof; in dieser Eigenschaft war er u. a. für die Verwaltung und Ausgestaltung der herrschaftlichen Gartenanlagen und Wohnräume zuständig. Das Werk zeigt die verschiedensten Möglichkeiten und Stilentwürfe auf, der hier vorliegende Tafelband mit einer Vielzahl an Beispielen besonders für die Ausgestaltung von Gärten und Parkanlagen. - Nicht überall stießen die Racknitzschen Ideen auf Begeisterung, Schiller und Goethe spotteten in den Xenien: "Ehemals hatte man einen Geschmack; nun gibt es Geschmäcke; Aber sagt mir, wo sitzt dieser Geschmäcke Geschmack?" und "Kamtschadalisch lehrt man euch bald die Zimmer verzieren, Und doch ist Manches bei euch schon kamtschadalisch genug". - Die wenigen Vergleichsexemplar auf deutschen Auktionen der letzten 60 Jahre immer mit nur 48 Tafeln. Einige Tafeln etwas stockfleckig, insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A NEW GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, AND COMMERCIAL GRAMMAR; And Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World

      Charles Dilly and G. G. & J. Robinson 1798 - Type: Book Complete in 1 Vol, 1019 pp., rebound with original tan mottled calf boards and replaced calf skin spine bdg. with 5 raised bands on spine, gilt-stamped titling in burgundy box on spine, replaced acid-free end papers. Of note a early owner (maybe the 1st ?) fully inscribed on both sides original fly leaf calculations for his intent to design "a geographical; clock for every 1/4 hour" bearing locales and capitals thereof. 28 world map plates, but not necessarily as numbered 1 to 26 on contents' page. 28 engraved world maps by .Thomas Kitchen ? one of which is a hand coloured edges of world map serves as frontispice. (shelf worn at edges with worn through corners of boards, paper lightly yellowed at edges, 18th century (?) marginalia in a very few spots, clean and tight expertly rebound copy)Please contact us directly for a full description. Photo scan available upon request.Please contact us directly for a full description. Photo scan available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Biographien einiger merkwürdigen Berlinischen Freudenmädchen. (Raritäten von Berlin) 2. Theil.

      Berlin C G Schoene (Zweyte Auflage) 1798 - Original Pappband mit Lederecken und Papierrücken. Einband mit wenigen Gebrausspuren. Aus der Bibliothek von C. A. Meusel mit seinem privaten Bibliotheksstempel auf Vorsatz. Mit hellblauem Seidenlesebändchen. Titelblatt wenig fleckig, Seiten sauber. Gestochenes Titelblatt mit Bildnis des Freudenmädchen "Fikette". (4 S.), 311 Seiten, 8°. Rar! J. C. Siede (1765 - 1806) nennt sich im Vorwort seines zweiten Bandes der "Mann im grauen Rocke". Sein weiteres Pseudonym war Hans Kaspar Kreideweis. Er wird der antiromantischen Bewegung zugerechnet und beschreibt die sozialen Missstände seiner Zeit. So auch in seiner Darstellung "Die Kunst sinnreich zu quälen". Der 2. Theil seiner fünf Bände umfassenden "Raritäten von Berlin" beinhaltet die Darstellung des Lebens der fünf Freudenmädchen: Elisa, Nantchen, Finette, Sabine und die schwarze Luise. Die British Library vermerkt, dass nur die ersten zwei Bände seiner Feder entstammen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Obscuranten-Almanach [Obskuranten-Almanach] auf das Jahr 1799. Mit einem gestochenen Frontispiz, einer gestochenen Titel- und einer Schlußvignette.

      Gerard Fuchs [d. i. Vollmer] ohne Jahr[1798]., Paris [d. i. Hamburg] - XVI S., 8 Blatt, 360 S., 2 Blatt. Privater Halbleinenband von ca. 1900 mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Ohne den illustrierten Umschlag der ursprünglichen Orig.-Broschur, jedoch mit dem rot und schwarz gedruckten "Neuverbessertem Licht- und Nachtkalender mit neufränkischen und literarischen Tageszeichen auf das Jahr 7" (XVI S.). Ein gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren. Erste Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plan des Iles Kuriles et des Terres peu connues situées à la suite de ces Iles: d'après un manuscrit conservé dans les Archives d'Ochotsk qui a été communiqué à M. Lesseps en 1788.

      Paris 1798 - Kupferstich von Bouclet/Hérault, Paris 1798, 50 x 70 cm. Sehr gut erhalten, breitrandig. Wide margins, very good condition. * Das Kartenbild reicht von der Südspitze Kamtchatkas bis zum Norden Japans, mit kleiner Nebenkarte der Aleuten. Im Norden Japans sind gestochene Berichte über die dort lebenden Völker enthalten: im Lande Nanacaki (Nangasaki?) regieren zehn Chefs; die Einwohner besitzen Gold und Silber und tragen seidene Kleider; man findet dort Kanonen, Gewehre und Militärmusik; sie besitzen keine Wollstoffe, sondern nur Seide und Baumwolle. Ein russisches Schiff sei herzlich empfangen und gebeten worden, bald wiederzukommen. Die Einwohner einer großen Insel tragen kurze Kleider und lange Hosen, sie treiben Seehandel mit den Bewohnern der Amur-Gegend, diese liefern Otter-, Fuchs- und Zobelfelle und nehmen dafür Gold, Silber und Wertvolle Stoffe. Quite a detailed chart of the Chain of the Kourile Islands just off the Aleutians, which was taken from a manuscript chart in the Archives of Ochotsk, by the 23 year old de Lesseps, on his momentous overland journey back to France with Lapérouse's charts and drawings. A cartographically important chart showing the Region between Kamtchatka's South and Northern Japan. The chart with wide margins, in very good condition. Sehr gut erhalten, breitrandig. Wide margins, very good condition.

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        Continuation of the history of the province of Massachusetts Bay, from the year 1748. With an introductory sketch of events from its original settlement.

      Boston: Printed by Manning & Loring; Printed for James White & Co. proprietors, by Manning & Loring 8vo (21.8 cm; 8.625"). 2 vols. I: viii, [1], 10–304 pp. II: vii, [2], 10–222 pp.. Feb. 1798; June 1803 Minot (1758–1802), a respected Boston judge, meant this work to be a continuation of Thomas Hutchinson's history of Massachusetts-Bay, which was published in 1764. While he originally intended his account to reach the start of the Revolutionary War, he only made it to 1765 before he passed away; the second volume, which covers 1748–65, was posthumously published in 1803. Evidence of Readership: Numerous pencilled marginal notes, usually one word or a date "tagging" the contents of a paragraph. Provenance: Ink signature of Enoch Ponder dated 1841; later in the Howell Bible Collection, Pacific School of Religion (properly released). 18th-century acid-stained calf with attractive gilt black and red leather labels and gilt triple ruling on spine, board edges stamped in blind, all edges speckled blue; moderate rubbing, one volume's hinges and joints cracked, the usual glue action on endpapers, two torn, one partially detached. Marked and ex-library as above; call number labels on spines, bookplates, pencilled call numbers on title-page versos. Moderate age-toning with offsetting from binding, some foxing, and the occasional spot; one leaf repaired of old, a few with creased corners.

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        Kupferstich-Urkunde mit grosser Ansicht von Mannheim. Gesellenbrief für einen Sattler (Ludwig Remich?) aus Lindau.

      Mannheim, 1798. - circa 35,4 x 42,5 cm. 1 Blatt gefaltet, mit rotem Wachs-Siegel Urkunde für einen Sattlergesellen, der 1798 in Mannheim gearbeitet hat, signiert von mehreren Meistern. Mit einer schà nen Gesamtansicht unr firgürlicher Bordüre, oben Kurpfälzisches Wappen. "- Gut erhalten, etwas angestaubt, Faltspuren, dekorativ. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Remarks on Hydrophobia; or the Disease Produced by the Bite of a Mad Dog, or Other Rabid Animal. 2 volume set

      Longman, London 1798 - xxvii, 286pp, xi; xvi, 556pp, xxxiv. Language: eng G: in Good condition without dust jackets as issued. Library binding. Covers rubbed and faded. Occasional foxing and marks within. Ex Royal College of Surgeons Library Purple hardback cloth cover with black title panels [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Consequences of a Successfull French Invasion

      J. Gillray, n.d., London 1798 - Etching; 320 x 360 mm., mounted. The original version of this rare transportation engraving, where the Parliament of Great Britain has been condemned - the chair of the Speaker being inscribed "This House adjourned to Botany Bay". This is an example of the original printing with both the date and the publishing details scratched through in ink. A later version was issued with other Gillray prints in the 1850s.Stephens in his great catalogue of the British Museum's print collection shows that this is the first of a series of four political satires by Gillray after Dalrymple, and one of a pair depicting government (the other two have agricultural settings). Showing a mad scene in the House of Commons, this is sub-titled "No. 1 Plate 1st. We come to recover your long lost Liberties?". The second such print, more frequently seen, is set in the House of Lords and is sub-titled "No. 1 Plate 2d. We explain the Rights of Man to the Noblesse?".Although recorded and reproduced by Jonathan King in The Other Side of the Coin, we have not found this image listed in standard Australian catalogues though its non-Australian pair seems to be quite well held in institutions.This setting allows this print (only, of the four) to take a satirical look at the decision of the English parliament to create a penal settlement at Botany Bay, in contrast to the atmosphere of reform and concern with civil liberties in the newly created republic of France and in the American colonies. Gillray turns the tables on the politicians of the House of Commons responsible for the Botany Bay decision: French revolutionaries led by Napoleon storm the parliament gagging the Speaker and placing all the Members in chains and dressing them in the garb of convicts. All the symbols of House are destroyed: the mace is smashed, the statutes discarded on the floor, and above the Speaker's chair are the words, "The House is adjourned to Botany Bay - sine die".

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        Discurso político sobre la importancia, y necesidad, de los hospicios, casas de expósitos y hospitales, que tienen todos los estados, y particularmente España.

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

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        Historia del célebre Santuario de Nuestra Señora de las Hermitas, situado en las montañas que baña el Río Bibey en tierra del Bollo, Reyno de Galicia, y Obuispado de Astorga. Compuesta por el Doctor , Cura de Santalla de dicho Obispado. Corregida, aumentada, y mandada estampar de orden del Iltmo. Sr. D. Fernando Isidoro Gutiérrez Vigil, del Consejo de S. M. y Obispo de Astorga.

      - Salamanca, Francisco de Toxar, 1798, 20 x 14,5 cm., pasta española de época, 490 págs. + 1 h. + lámina grabada de la Virgen venerada en el Santuario. GALICIA

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        INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRINCIPAL ASSESSORS. TO [manuscript: Benjamin Johnson, Esq.] WE THE COMMISSIONERS FOR THE STATE OF RHODE-ISLAND UNDER THE ACT OF CONGRESS PASSED ON THE 9TH DAY OF JULY LAST, ENTITLED 'AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE VALUATION OF LANDS AND DWELLING-HOUSES, AND THE ENUMERATION OF SLAVES WITHIN THE UNITED STATES,' HAVE APPOINTED YOU PRINCIPAL ASSESSOR FOR THE ASSESSMENT DISTRICT OF [manuscript: West Greenwich]...

      [Providence:. 1798]. Small folio broadside, 8 1/2" x 12". Untrimmed, a couple of spots and light wear, Very Good. This broadside, completed in manuscript, appoints Benjamin Johnson Esq. the principal assessor for the district of West Greenwich, and sets forth his duties. Dated November 5, 1798, it is signed in manuscript by three Commissioners: Elisha R. Potter, John Dorrance, and John L. Boss. The broadside is evidently unrecorded; Evans 34452 and Alden 1584 record a similar one entitled, 'Instructions for Assistant Assessors.' John Dorrance [c.1747-1813], a native of Providence, graduated from Brown University in 1774. He was a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas; was involved with the Washington Insurance Company and was a director of the Exchange Bank. Governor Fenner once accused Dorrance of having sold the body of a stranger who had committed suicide in exchange for a beaver skin hat. Fenner used the charge to squash Dorrance's run for a seat in the General Assembly in 1801; Dorrance later sued for slander. Elisha Reynolds Potter [1764-1835] born in South Kingston, served in the Revolutionary War as a private. After the war, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1789. He was a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, and a Congressman. John Linscom Boss [Sr.] [1757-1824] was born in Newport, Rhode Island. He was a member of the 1795 Rhode Island General Assembly, and served in the Revolutionary War. He enlisted as an ensign in the Second Company, South Kingston, Rhode Island, in 1777, and in 1780 was engaged in Sullivan's expedition. Not in Evans, Bristol, Shipton, AAS Catalogue, NAIP, Alden. Not located on OCLC as of October 2014.

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        Ueber den Diensthandel deutscher Fürsten, Moser, 1786

      Moser, FR.K.v., 1723-1798 - Ueber den Diensthandel deutscher Fürsten, Moser, 1786. Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1786. Kl. 8°, 78 S., neu gebunden. Friedrich Karl v. Moser übt in dieser Schrift scharfe Kritik an dem Herrschaftsgebaren "unserer Fürsten". HIER MIT PROMINENTER PROVENIENZ: FREYHERRLICH von SCHROTTENBERG Bibliothek. Friedrich Karl von Moser Freiherr Friedrich Karl von Moser-Filseck (* 18. Dezember 1723 in Stuttgart; † 11. November 1798 in Ludwigsburg) war ein deutscher Staatswissenschaftler, Reichspublizist und Politiker. Friedrich Karl von Moser entstammt einer alten württembergischen Familie, deren Stammreihe bereits um 1400 mit Balthasar Moser gen. Marstaller beginnt und deren erster Repräsentant am 2. Februar 1573 in den Reichsadelsstand mit dem Namenszusatz „von Filsseckh und Weilerberg" erhoben wird. Daraus entstand der Familienname „Moser von Filseck" bzw. „von Moser-Filseck". Als ältester Sohn Johann Jacob Mosers erhielt Moser eine pietistische Erziehung an der Klosterschule Berge und in der Brüdergemeine von Ebersdorf (Reuß). Nach dem Jurastudium in Jena betrat er 1743 als Gehilfe seines Vaters sein juristisches und diplomatisches Wirkungsfeld: die Vorderen Reichskreise, kleinräumige Gebilde mit staatsrechtlich oft sehr verwickelten Verhältnissen. 1751-67 lebte er in Frankfurt und vertrat unter anderem Hessen-Darmstadt und Hessen-Kassel beim Oberrheinischen Kreis. 1762 gelang ihm die Beilegung des hanauischen Erbschaftsstreits und 1764 die Rückführung Hessen-Kassels in den Oberrheinischen Kreis. 1767-70 war er Reichshofrat in Wien (1769 Freiherr) und 1770-72 Verwalter der kaiserlichen Grafschaft Falkenstein in Winnweiler (Pfalz). 1772 berief Ludwig IX. von Hessen-Darmstadt ihn zum Ersten Minister, Präsidenten aller Landeskollegien und Kanzler mit dem Auftrag, die durch Kabinettsschulden zerrütteten Staatsfinanzen zu sanieren. Moser erreichte eine Schuldenregelung (1772/79), gründete die erste deutsche Ökonomische Fakultät in Gießen (1777) und suchte durch eine Landkommission die Kommunalfinanzen zu ordnen und Landwirtschaft und Gewerbe zu fördern (1777, aufgehoben 1780). Sein selbstherrlicher Regierungsstil und das rüde Vorgehen der Landkommissare machten ihm viele Feinde. Sein Abschied 1780, als der Landgraf zur Finanzierung seiner Soldatenspielerei das von Moser abgeschaffte Lotto per Kabinettsordre wieder einführte, und seine Landesverweisung 1782 wegen Untreue und Eigenmächtigkeit führten zu einem Rechtsstreit, der erst 1790 nach dem Tod des Landgrafen beigelegt wurde (rehabilitiert). 1783-90 lebte Moser in Mannheim, dann in Ludwigsburg. 1749 heiratete er Ernestine von Rottenhoff, geb. von Herdt, 1779 Freiin Luise von Wurmser. Schriftsteller 1747-67 und wieder 1782-98 entfaltete Moser eine rege publizistische Tätigkeit. Er begann mit Rechtsquellensammlungen (Kreisabschiede), Kanzleilehrbüchern und Rechtsbüchern (u.a. Teutsche Hofrecht, 1754; Sammlung von Reichs-Hof-Raths-Gutachten, 1752). In Frankfurt, wo ihn die Begegnung mit Susanne von Klettenberg und dem pietistischen Kreis der „Stillen im Lande" prägte, schrieb er auch religiöse Werke (Der Christ in der Freundschaft, 1754; Daniel in der Löwen-Grube, 1763; Geistliche Gedichte, 1763), später eine Actenmäßige Geschichte der Waldenser (1798). Wichtiger waren seine zeitkritischen Schriften, mit denen er die neue politische Macht der Publizistik nutzte. Anonym erschienen u.a. Der Herr und der Diener, geschildert mit patriotischer Freiheit (1759, bald ins Französische und Russische übersetzt), Der Hof in Fabeln (1761), Von dem deutschen Nationalgeist (1765), Patriotische Briefe (1767) und Über den Diensthandel deutscher Fürsten (1786), unter seinem Namen u.a. Die Ministerschule (1762), Gesammelte moralische und politische Schriften (1763/64) und Über die Regierung der geistlichen Staaten in Deutschland (1787). Seine eigenen Erfahrungen verarbeitete er u.a. in dem Buch über Necker, den französischen Reformminister (anonym 1782), Über Regenten, Regierung und Ministers (1784) und Pol [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Practical Education

      London: Printed for J. Johnston, 1798. First edition. Two volumes bound in one. 4to. (xii), 386; (4), 387-775, (21) pp. Contemporary tree calf, sometime rebacked with repairs to the corners, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered black label, the ownership inscription a Sally Hooker dated 1800 to the first chapter. 1 full page and 2 folding plates. Some wear to the boards, two small holes to the front free endpaper, some occasional foxing and offsetting, repair to one margin in the second volume though not affecting the text. Written in collaboration with her father, this was only Maria Edgeworth's third appearance in print, born out of several years of teaching her younger siblings. Taking from the theories of Rousseau, it is an important work in the history of education with many practical suggestions for lessons and holding a child's interest.

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        ASSMANNSHAUSEN. "Ansicht von Astmannshausen nebst den Schlössern Bauzberg und Falkenburg". Ansicht vom Rhein aus mit mehreren Segelschiffen und Booten.

      - Altkol. Umrißradierung von Johann Ziegler nach Lorenz Janscha, 1798, 30 x 44 cm. Schmitt, Rhein-Beschreibungen 114, 13. - Aus der frühen Ausgabe mit reicher aquarellierter Linieneinfassung. Eine der schönsten Ansichten von Assmannshausen in feinem Altkolorit und in guter Erhaltung. - Rechts unten handschriftlich "No 9". Mit dem originalen Textblatt.

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        The South Part of the Straits of Malacca

      London: Laurie & Whittle, 1798 - Single sheet (36 ? x 24 ¾ inches, full margins with platemark). Fine engraving of the Straits of Malacca in Indonesia with compass rose. This highly detailed chart of the Straits of Malacca includes depth soundings, profiles of mountains for determining bearings, and a key. A series of charts of Indonesia published by Laurie & Whittle at the end of the 18th century were instrumental in the foundation of Singapore as a British trading hub by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles in 1818. The charts drew on the observations of explorers such as Captains James Cook and William Dampier and many other British explorers and naval captains. The Straits of Malacca and Singapore were crucial passages that enabled the Dutch East India company to secure their vast territory on the Pacific since the 17th century, when they wrested control from the Portuguese by instigating a revolt against their ally, the Aceh Sultanate, in 1650 (Suarez, 207). "Singapore's location, as well as the stability insured by the presence of the British Military, proved attractive, and British banking, shipping, and insurance firms from India and Sri Lanka opened branches there. The island's excellent harbor, free trade, and security brought thousands of new settlers, particularly Chinese, making Britain's position there even stronger," (Suarez, 244). Laurie & Whittle was one of the foremost British cartographic firms of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. As the successors to Sayer & Bennett, who published Thomas Jeffrey's groundbreaking "American Atlas," Laurie & Whittle became heirs to a legacy of international cartographic excellence and predominance. For more information about this map, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Tara Mishkovsky, M.A. in the Rare Book Department.

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        Ausführlicher Text zu Bertuchs Bilderbuche für Kinder. 1. bis 13. Band. Ein Commentar für Ältern und Lehrer, welche sich jenes Werks bei dem Unterrichte ihrer Kinder und Schüler bedienen wollen. Ab Band 12 : Verfasset von L. Ph. Funke, nach dessen Tode fortgesetzt von mehreren Gelehrten und herausgegeben von Carl Bertuch, verschiedener Gelehrten Gesellschaften Mitglied. Erster bis dreizehnter Band (von 24); welche zusammen 650 Tafeln der Hefte I bis CXXX des Bilderbuchs begreifen. Mit einem Vorwort von Fr. J. Bertuch im ersten Band.

      Weimar: Verlag des Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs, 1798 - 1810. Zusammen ca 7250 Seiten 19,5 x 13 cm, wohl zeitgenössische uniforme, mit abstrakter Strich- und Punkt-Ornamentik versehene Pappbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf grünen Rückenschildern. Bände 1/2; 3/4; 5/6; 7 - 12 je durch Register erschlossen. \"Karl Philipp Funke, Schulmann, geb. am 13. Juli 1752 in Görtzschke bei Brandenburg, † am 9. Juni 1807 auf einer Geschäftsreise in Altona. . . .Die Nachwirkungen des Philanthropins sieht man besonders in den pädagogischen Schriften, den Lesebüchern für Kinder, dem neuen Elementarbuch zum Gebrauche beim Privatunterricht in vier Theilen (seit 1797), dem Lesebuche für Bürgerschulen in zwei Theilen (seit 1788), der Fibel (seit 1786), dem Lehrbuch zum Unterricht der Töchter vornehmlich in mittleren Ständen in zwei Bänden (1800). Damit ist der ausführliche Text zu Bertuch\'s Bilderbuche zu verbinden, welcher in fünf Bänden (seit 1798) Eltern und Lehrern einen Commentar bei der Benutzung jenes Werks bieten sollte. Wenn er schon hier nicht ohne die Mitwirkung Anderer die mannigfaltigen Bilder erklären konnte, so bedurfte er derselben noch mehr zu den zwei encyklopädischen Werken, welche seinen Namen erhalten haben.\" (ADB VIII, S. 202 - 203) Einbände nur gering berieben und bestoßen, sonst gut bis sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,20 EUR Karl Philipp Funke,

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        Mémoire à Sa Majesté Imperiale pour François-Simon, Comte de Pfaff, des barons de Pfaffenhoffen, libres et immédiats du Saint-Empire-Romain, chevalier d'honneur de l'ordre souverain de Malte, tréfoncier de la très-illustre église de Liége, chef et propriétaire des régimens de son nom, au service du roi d'Angleterre, et pour l'armée anglaise, auxiliaire de celle de l'empire, etc. etc. etc. Contre le gouvernement Britannique.

      Ratisbonne 1798 - In-4 de (4)-160-220-159-(1) pp, demi-cuir de russie vert à coins, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale tirée à petit nombre ; absent des bibliothèques françaises. Deuxième mémoire du baron autrichien Pfaffenhoffen, le "persécuteur" de charles X. Etabli en angleterre, il prêta d'importantes sommes d'argent aux princes en exil, futurs Louis XIII et Charles X, et aida à la formation de l'armée de Condé et des régiments pour le roi d'Angleterre. Les dettes contractées par le gouvernement anglais et par les Bourbons ne furent jamais aquitées et le comte de Pfaffenoffen fit de nombreux procès pour recouvrer son argent. Avec beaucoup d'opiniâtreté, il poursuivit Charles X jusque dans son deuxième exil en Angleterre et en Bohême. Terrible sort pour un roi : un huissier et une révolution. L'ouvrage est divisé en trois parties : exposé des faits, le texte est en français avec la traduction en allemand en regard ; 227 pièces justivicatives dont deux tableaux dépliants : Arbres généalogique de la maison de Pfaff de Pfaffenhoffen. De la bibliothèque E. A. Naville, avec ex-libris armorié gravé. Des rousseurs. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      8vo., 243 (1)pp., the title a cancel tipped on to a stub, contemporary half sheep over marbled boards, spine gilt but worn and wanting the label. A good, sound, copy. Mary's lover Gilbert Imlay, the father of Fanny (born 1794), had suffered the theft of a valuable cargo by the Norwegian captain of his ship, and in 1794 Imlay suggested to Mary that she travel there on his behalf to get compensation and call in various debts. Despite having the responsibility of her young baby, Mary Wollstonecraft agreed and spent nearly four months travelling to remote and unfamiliar destinations to meet and bargain with officials, studying local customs, enjoying strange landscapes and undergoing risky sea journeys. The Letters themselves were all written to Imlay. "She was a good travel writer; although the Letters were touched with melancholy [and] personal complaints, they were also full of sharply sketched accounts of the people she met and the manner in which they amused or shocked her, the social condition she found and the northern scenery of rocks, waterfalls and forests in its summer incarnation". [Claire Tomalin, Life, pp.189-190]. Mary was actually away on her Scandinavian adventure from April to October 1795. She and Imlay separated permanently soon after her return to London. The Letters was her last book.

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

      8vo., (iii)-xi (1) 396pp., but wanting the half-title, with a Longman's booklist, dated July 1806, inserted after the text, contemporary tree sheep, sometime rebacked preserving the original gilt spine. A very good copy sometime in the library of the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden with its early 19th century stamp in red ink in title margin. Robert Jackson (ca. 1750-1827), a military surgeon, had had a long experience in Jamaica (1774-78) where he had acted as assistant to a doctor at Savanna-la-Mer and had been called upon to help the sick of the 60th Regiment of Foot. He subsequently travelled to New York where he was appointed surgeon-mate in the 71st Regiment. The regiment travelled through the southern colonies of Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia where he observed a high death rate due to fevers. From 1782 to 1784 he travelled round Europe before returning to England and establishing a medical practice in Stockton-on-Teas in County Durham. "While in Stockton he published in 1791 A treatise on the fevers of Jamaica with observations on the intermittent fever of America; and an appendix containing some hints on the means of preserving the health of soldiers in hot climates (German translation 1796). It marked the beginning of an extended medical preoccupation with fevers, particularly the yellow fever. With the outbreak of war with France in 1793, Jackson sought the post of physician to the army for service in the West Indies based on his previous experience. Not being connected with the College of Physicians of London he was ineligible for the office of army physician and accepted the post of surgeon to the 3rd regiment of foot, but he received the promotion in 1794, owing to the personal intervention of the duke of York, army commander in Europe, and Lieutenant-General Harcourt who recognized his abilities. They valued his experience of army diseases and held in low esteem those hospital physicians who had no experience of army diseases prior to appointment. Very shortly afterwards his rank was raised again to that of inspector of hospitals against the advice of the army medical board. His very rapid promotion quickly brought him into sustained conflict with medical chiefs in London. His next posting was with the British expeditionary force to Santo Domingo in 1796. He remained in Santo Domingo until 1798, when he returned to Stockton via the United States. In the same year he published An outline of the history and cure of fever, epidemic and contagious; more especially of jails, ships, and hospital: the concentrated endemic, vulgarly the yellow fever of the West Indies (German edition 1804). This was based on his observations of fever cases in Flanders, Holland, and Santo Domingo. Following the intervention of the duke of York he was promoted again in 1800 to the position of head of the army depot hospital at Chatham." [Norris D. Saakwa-Mante in ODNB].

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        Mercure britannique.

      de l'Imprimerie de W. et C. Spilbury 1798-1800, A Londres - 36 livraisons à pagination multiple de VIII-296, 44, 43, 36, 8, 40, 40, 44, 40, 43, 40, 40, 47, 43, 40, 43, 44, 43, 44, 43, 40, 43, 36, 40, 38, 36, 36, 38, 43, 38, 38, 40, 39, 39 pp., reliées en 4 vol. in-8, demi-veau brun, dos orné de filets et de palettes dorés (relié vers 1810). Collection complète très rare de l'ensemble des livraisons publiées à Londres. Edition originale que l'on trouve presque toujours incomplète. Journal périodique entièrement rédigé par Jacques Mallet du Pan, publiciste suisse d'expression française. Admirateur de la Constitution anglaise et partisan d'un despotisme éclairé, Mallet du Pan se montra violemment hostile à la Révolution française et devint rapidement le porte-parole des émigrés et l'agent secret de la cour auprès des gouvernements antirévolutionnaires. Les trois premières livraisons (qui ne sont pas numérotées) sont intitulées : Essai historique sur la destruction de la ligue et de la liberté helvétique. Cet essai avait fait l'objet d'une brochure antérieure, et c'est « à la demande d'un grand nombre de souscripteurs » que Mallet du Pan en forma les trois premiers numéros du Mercure britannique qui devint le principal organe de l'émigration, dénonçant tout ce qu'entreprenait le Directoire. Deux autres éditions furent publiées à la suite : la réédition de Londres imprimée par Spilbury (qu'on qualifie souvent d'édition originale par erreur, avec cette collation : 5 vol. in-8, 604, 524, 516, 517, 256 pp.), et une autre imprimée à Paris en 5 volumes. De toute rareté. Un seul exemplaire recensé dans les bibliothèques (BNF). Bel exemplaire. Hatin, 282 ; Pochet-Deroche, 1768. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft 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!

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        Catalogue of Stars, taken from Mr. Flamsteed's Observations contained in the Second Volume of the Historia Coelestis, and not inserted in the British Catalogue. With an Index, to point out Every Observation in that Volume belonging to the Stars of the British Catalogue. To which is added, a Collection of Errata that should be noticed in the Same Volume...with Introductory and Explanatory Remarks to Each of Them. By William Herschel...published by Order, and at the Expence, of the Royal Society.

      One engraved plate. 136 pp., one leaf of errata. Folio, orig. polished tree calf, spine gilt, orange leather lettering piece on spine. London: P. Elmsly, 1798. First edition, the author's own annotated copy, presented to her beloved nephew John Herschel, of this important star catalogue which served as a supplement to Flamsteed's Historiae Coelestis Britannicae (1725) and thus remained an essential tool for astronomers for many years. This copy bears a presentation inscription in Caroline's hand: "J. Fr. Wm. Herschel. From his loving Aunt. Caroline Herschel." John F.W. Herschel (1792-1871), the son of William Herschel, made important contributions to astronomy (he catalogued the southern skies at Cape Town in the years 1834-38), physics, and chemistry. He was one of the most celebrated scientists of the 19th century. It is well-known that Caroline and her nephew had a remarkably close and intellectually nurturing relationship which continued until her death at the age of ninety-seven. Caroline Herschel (1750-1848), the younger sister of William, was his essential assistant in astronomical work for half a century. Independently, she became a major astronomer, discovering three new nebulae and no fewer than eight comets. "Caroline was an indispensable member of a most remarkable team that, in one of the greatest campaigns known to observational astronomy, swept the whole of the visible sky. In twenty years of unremitting toil, brother and sister increased the number of known nebulae from about a hundred to 2500."-ODNB. "In 1782 William gave up music for astronomy and moved to the neighborhood of Windsor Castle; Carline accompanied him, thereby ending her musical career. William now encouraged Caroline to 'sweep' for comets on her own account; and in 1783, while doing this she found three new nebulae, including the companion to the Andromeda nebula. But soon William was himself committed to sweeping for nebulae, and at night Caroline was often required to be on hand to write down his observations. In the daytime, besides managing the household and entertaining visitors, she carried out the extensive routine calculations, prepared catalogs and papers for publication, and even ground and polished mirrors...Between 1786 and 1797 she discovered no fewer than eight comets, thus earning a reputation as an astronomer in her own right; and in 1798 her revision of Flamsteed's catalog of stars was published by the Royal Society."-D.S.B., VI, pp. 322-23. "The standard catalogue of stars was the British Catalogue of John Flamsteed, published in 1725. William had found his work increasingly hampered by errors in the catalogue, and in 1796 he persuaded Caroline to assemble a list of these errors, a task that took her twenty months. Her list, with an index to Flamsteed's observations, was published by the Royal Society in 1798."-ODNB. PROVENANCE: Caroline Herschel has made approximately twenty marginal annotations and corrections to the text. With the characteristic purple ink stamp of the Herschel Library at Collingwood on title and the first leaf of text. With two small notes tipped to the gutter of the title, relating how this copy was passed on to successive generations of the Herschel family. Sold at the auction of a portion of the Herschel library (Sotheby's, 5 March 1958, lot 383). This was ultimately purchased by the great science collector Robert B. Honeyman (with his bookplate) and sold (Sotheby's, 6 November 1979, lot 1656). According to my notes, I was the underbidder on this copy and it is most pleasant, after a 37-year wait, to finally own this splendid book. Lower cover with some minor discoloring but in fine condition. Preserved in a box. ❧ ODNB. .

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        The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

      Philadelphia, : Printed for John Thompson & Abraham Small 1798 - Folio. Volume II of Thompson's Hot Press Bible. Rebound in modern black leather. Gilt, red leather spine label. 5 raised bands. Fine binding and cover. New endpapers. Dampstain to head margins affecting text. Foxing throughout, a few tears to pages with parchment tape repair to II Corinthians Ch. IX-XI page. Early Bibles in America, p414. Shipton & Mooney, Evans 33408. ESTC W4507, W4795.; Hills 62; O'Callaghan 1798.1; Sabin 5182 The text is from the Cambridge edition published by John Baskerville, with an index at the end of Volume II. This Bible represents a step forward in American printing technology. It was the first hot press Bible to be produced. Under this method of printing, the ink was heated during the printing process, causing it to bond more strongly to the paper. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire.

      London: Red Lion-passage, Fleet-street.: J Nichols, 1798 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. A very nice example. (ESTC T149642. Avery 946. Allibone 2062. Upcott 1176). Shaw also produced four volumes of a periodical called The Topographer and in 1792 there were seven numbers of a continuation, Topographical Miscellanies. See ODNB.

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        Reflections on Monroe's view, of the conduct of the executive, as published in the Gazette of the United States, under the signature of Scipio. In which the commercial warfare of France is traced to the French faction in this country, as its source, and the motives of opposition, &c.

      [Philadelphia: Pr. by John Fenno 8vo signed in 4s (20 cm, 7.9"). 88 pp.. 1798] Monroe was dismissed from office as minister to the French Republic, then replaced by Pinckney; he subsequently attempted to vindicate his actions and place blame on the president in a publication entitled A View on the Conduct of the Executive on the Foreign Affairs of the United States, Connected with the Mission of the French Republic, which piece is here attacked by the so-called Scipio. Tracy does not confine himself to reproving Monroe's words, but also denounces Paine's letters and one letter translated from French that is attributed to Jefferson. Recently rebound in quarter blue goat over blue cloth, leather edges with gilt roll-tooling; spine with gilt-accented raised bands and with gilt-stamped title, author, place, and date. Some pages spotted.

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        [Anonymous Transcript] Dictionnaire francais-arabe. Revue et augmenté par A. Caussin de Perceval. Two volumes in one. Paris, Firmin Didot, 1828-29. / Dated Tilleroyes 1852-55.

      Thick 4to. Size: 22 x 28,5 cm. Lvs. (iv), 690 (corr. 695). A handwritten transcript of Bocthor's dictionary. With parallel text in French and Arabic. Bound in contemporary half calf on paper covered boards, worn, leather on spine partly gone. The covers are covered with words and expressions in French, Osman Turkish and Arabic. A complete handwritten copy of the first proper French-Arabic (vulgar) dictionary.Ellious Bocthor was an Egyptian Copt who left Egypt with the French army at the end of the Napoleonic expedition (1798-1801) and became professor of Arabic at the Royal Library in Paris. Bocthor died in 1821 at the young age of 37 before the dictionary was finalized. It was completed by Caussin de Perceval, renowned orientalist and Bocthor's successor at the School of Modern Oriental Languages

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        Das Leben Jesu und Seine Lehre, nach den Fest-Geschichten, zur Christlichen Unterhaltung für Die Kinder, an Fest-Tagen.

      David Bürkli,, Zürich, 1798 - Zürich, David Bürkli, (1798). 8°. (4) 203 (1) S. Mit 1 gest. Frontispiz von H. Lips. Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild. Weilenmann 1139. - Erste Ausgabe. - Georg Gessner (1765-1843), Zürcher Theologe, Kirchenlieddichter und Erweckungsprediger. Er war der Schwiegersohn und Biograph von Johann Kaspar Lavater und war nach dessen Tod der Führer der gläubigen Kreise in der Schweiz. - Mit handschr. Widmung auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz. Durchgehend leicht gebräunt und vereinzelt stockfleckig. Vorderes Einbandgelenk angeplatzt. Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Coleman's Observations History of the Opposition 1779 Harpers Speech - 6 Rare Pamphlets Bound in One Volume; Observations .Horse - Coleman; Cursory .shoeing Horses - Moorcroft; Principles English Farriery .Lane; Short History.Opposition - MacPherson;

      J. Crowder / W. Bulmer /A. Seale / T. Cadell / J. Wright, London 1798 - This single volume has bound together six rare pamphlets. Medium brown leather spine with gilt embossed lettering and decoration of spine. Marbled paper over boards, slight rubbing and wear. Corners are bare, apparently intended to have leather on corners as well. The leather has worn and cracked at hinges, head and tail of spine. 1/2 inch chip from foot of spine near back cover hinge. Head bands are hand sewn and solid. Some wear of board edges. Endpapers are sewn to textblock keeping gutters quite solid. Upper textblock edge has darkened with age. No shadowing and very little foxing of endpapers. Fep has neatly pencilled notations upper third {list of titles and authors}. Titles are has follows: "Observations on the formation and uses of the natural frog of the horse; with a description of a patent artificial frog, to prevent and cure contracted hoofs, thrushes, cankers, and sand cracks." by Edward Coleman, Professor of the Veterinary College - 1800. includes Preface i-iii, Oservations 1-20, then two tri-fold illustration plates, Explanation of Plates. The second pamphlet is titled "Cursory Account of the Various Methods of Shoeing Horses, Hitherto Practised; with Incidental Observations" by William Moorcroft. Printed in London, 1800. Contents, Dedication to the Right Honourable Francis Augustus Lord Heathfield page v-xi, Cursory Account 1-5 {single illustration}, Of Shoes For the Fore Feet 6-36 {six illustrations}, Of the Shoes for the Hind Feet 37-60 with small paste-in errata notation {three illustrations}, the next pamphlet is titled "The Principles of English Farriery Vindicated; Containing Strictures on the Erroneous and Long-Exploded System, lately Revived at the Veterinary College; Interspersed with Cursory Remarks on the Systems of Solleysell, De Saunier, De La Fosse, etc." by John Lane. A.V.P. Late of the Second Regiment of Life-Guards. Self-published 1800. Opens with Advertisement, Preface 3-8, Treatise on Shoeing 9-98 {lower corner missing on page 41, slight damage to last two sentences}. The next pamphlet is titled "A Short History of the Opposition During the Last Session of Parliament, The Second Edition." by James MacPherson. Printed in London 1779. Author's name neatly pencilled in under printed title. Opens with Advertisement, A Short History of the Opposition 1-58 {slight damage to upper corner of 58. The next pamphlet is titled "Matter of Fact for The Multitude." by a True Patriot. Printed for J. Wright in London 1798. pages 3-38. The final pamphlet is titled "Speech of R. Goodloe Harper, Esq. on the Foreign Intercourse Bill; Delivered in the House of Representives of the United States, on Friday, March 2, 1798. Printed for J. Wright in London 1798. pages 3-73. Closing with a single page advertisement. Very good shape considering the age of materials enclosed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN ACT TO SUSPEND THE COMMERCIAL INTERCOURSE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND FRANCE, AND THE DEPENDENCIES THEREOF [caption title]

      [Philadelphia, 1798. [2]pp. on a single folio sheet. Docketed in ink on the verso. Three old horizontal folds. Neat separations at the edges of the folds, with no loss; 3-inch by 1-inch portion of lower left corner torn away, not affecting text. About very good. Rare congressional act, signed in type at the conclusion by President Adams, Vice-President Jefferson, and Speaker of the House Jonathan Dayton, suspending trade with France during the so-called "Quasi-War" of the late 1790s. The act was approved June 13, 1798. The Quasi- War was an undeclared conflict between the United States and France during the Adams administration in the late 1790s, manifested mostly in naval engagements between the two nations. The war was the outgrowth of deteriorating Franco-American relations, which had been weakened earlier in the decade by the "Genet Affair" and the "XYZ Affair," and it wreaked havoc on commerce between the two nations. One of the main weapons wielded by Adams was to ban American commerce from France and French dependencies, accomplished by this congressional act. The law commands that "no ship or vessel, owned, hired, or employed, wholly or in part, by any person resident within the United States, and which shall depart therefrom after the first day of July next, shall be allowed to proceed directly, or from any intermediate port or place, to any port or place within the territory of the French Republic, or the dependencies thereof, or to any place in the West-Indies, or elsewhere, under the acknowledged government of France, or shall be employed in any traffic or commerce with or for any person resident within the jurisdiction, or under the authority of the French Republic." The act goes on to bar French commerce and French ships from American ports, and spells out the steps that France must take to end the trade embargo, namely to refrain from the "aggressions, depredations, and hostilities" that they have undertaken against the United States. ESTC locates only a single copy, at the John Carter Brown Library; there is also a copy at the Library of Congress. Both ESTC and Evans give a collation of 2,2pp., yet this text is complete in the two pages on the single sheet found here, and it is docketed on the verso. It seems that Evans and ESTC are counting a blank conjugate leaf as part of the collation. EVANS 34710. ESTC W14826.

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        Reports of Cases Ruled and Adjudged in the Courts of Pennsylvania Before And Since the Revolution

      PA: Philadelphia, 1798. Four volume set of the oldest reports of the US Supreme Court. These volumes cover the cases which appeared before the US Supreme Court at the Federal seat in Philadelphia , PA and cover the years from the inception of the court in 1790 through the year 1800. Volume 1 (2nd Edition) dated 1806 Printed for P. Byrne , Philadelphia Pa. Volume 2 (first edition) dated 1798 and titled "Reports of Cases Ruled and Adjudged in the Several Courts of the United States and of Pennsylvania Held at the seat of the Federal Government " Printed for the Reporter at the Aurora Office , Philadelphia Volume 3 (first edition) dated 1799 and titled "Reports of Cases Ruled and Adjudged in the Several Courts of the United States and of Pennsylvania Held at the seat of the Federal Government " Printed for the Reporter by J. Ormrod , Philadelphia Volume 4 (first edition) dated 1807 and titled "Reports of Cases Ruled and Adjudged in the Several Courts of the United States and of Pennsylvania Held at the seat of the Federal Government " Printed for the P. Byrne by Fry and Kammerer , Philadelphia Common to all volumes Very good condition books - these volumes have had spine repairs , have been resewn and have new headbands, new end sheets and new spine labels. The original boards have been retained. The book pages show age toning with volume 4 showing the most page darkening. All the volumes have moderate amounts of foxing. All the volumes have a name (written in pencil) on the title page - small , but visible. The bindings are polished calf. This is a very nice antiquarian set of books and a very valuable part of the history of the United States. Very reasonbaly priced for the edition's and the condition. . Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by P. Byrne . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        CONSTRUCÇAÕ, E ANALYSE DE PROPOSIÇÕES GEOMETRICAS, E EXPERIENCIAS PRACTICAS, QUE SERVEM DE FUNDAMENTO Á ARCHITECTURA NAVAL.

      - IMPRESSA POR ORDEM DE SUA MAGESTADE E TRADUZIDA DO INGLEZ POR ANTONIO PIRES DA SILVA PONTES Cavalleiro Professo na Ordem de S. Bento de Aviz, Capitaõ de Fragata de Real Armada, e Governador da Capitania do Espirito Santo. LISBOA, Na Offic. Patriarcal de JOAÕ PROCOPIO CORREA DA SILVA. ANNO M. DCC. XCVIII. [1798]. In 4º (28x20 cm). Col: [4], 79 pags + 4 pl. hors-text. Encadernação recente em réplica de uma inteira de pele do século dezoito, preservando as capas de brochura da época em papel colorido. Ilustrado com 4 estampas desdobráveis em extratexto com representações geométricas para a construção de navios. Exemplar preserva capa de brochura original da época. Tradução do inglês de um original de George Atwood, um matemático inglês que inventou uma máquina para ilustrar os efeitos da primeira lei do movimento de Newton e também um jogador de xadrez de renome. Inocêncio I, 239 e VIII, 287: «António Pires da Silva Pontes, Capitão de Fragata da Armada Real, Lente na Academia Real de Marinha, e Socio da Acad. Real das Sciencias de Lisboa etc. - Era natural do Brasil, para onde foi em commissão do serviço nos fins do século dezoito. Foi natural de N. S. do Rosário, na comarca de Marianna, da antiga capitania, hoje provincia de Minas Geraes, e filho de José da Silva Pontes. - Doutor em Mathematica, graduado pela Universidade de Coimbra em 1777, e nomeado Lente da Academia da Companhia dos guardas marinhas por carta patente em 1791. - Nomeado Governador da capitania do Espirito Sancto, em cujo exercicio entrou no anno de 1800, e morreu a 21 de Abril de 1805. [.] Construcção e analyse das proposições geometricas e experiencias praticas, que servem de fundamento á architectura naval: traduzido do inglez. Lisboa, 1798 fol. com quatro estampas». In 4º (28x20 cm). Col: [4], 79 pags + 4 pl. hors-text. Binding: modern replica of a contemporary full calf, preserving the original colored paperback. Illustrated with 4 folding plates containing 28 masterly designed geometrical figures engraved from a cooper plate and showing the mathematical solutions to shape a vessel. Translation from English of an original by George Atwood, an English mathematician who invented a machine for illustrating the effects of Newton's first law of motion and also a renowned chess player. Inocencio I, 239; VIII, 287: "António Pires da Silva Pontes, Captain of the Portuguese Royal Navy, Professor at the Royal Academy of Marine and member of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Lisbon etc. - He was born in Brazil, where he was in commission of service in the late 18th Century. He native of Our Lady of Rosario, in the district of Marianna, the former captaincy, today province of Minas Geraes. - PhD in Mathematica, a graduate of the University of Coimbra in 1777, etc. - Appointed Governor of Captaincy of Espirito Sancto, in Brazil, in whose exercise came in the year 1800, and died 21 April 1805. Location/localizacao: Sala 2

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        A COMPLETE VIEW OF THE CHINESE EMPIRE 1798

      LONDON: G. CAWTHORN, BRITISH LIBRARY, 1798. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. TITLE: A COMPLETE VIEW OF THE CHINESE EMPIRE 1798 AUTHOR: EARL MACARTNEY'S (Account Of) PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: G. CAWTHORN, BRITISH LIBRARY, NO. 132, STRAND - LONDON 1798 EDITION: First Edition ISBN: NONE CATEGORY: History, Rare, First Edition, Regional BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Brown SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 456 pages. CONDITION: The original boards and spine are present but in a little rough condition; there are vertical pieces of library like tape running the span of both hinges (see photo); the leather is scuffed all about; there is a minor chip to the back board at the bottom corner edge and a few of the pages have scuffs to the very edge tips; the front board has just a few worm holes; half the spine label is missing. There is a private bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. There is some age browning to a few pages. A few of the opening pages have minor chips to the edges. There is an old style name written in ink on the second front free endpaper. Book is without other marks or writings, pages are fairly clean and book is tight and sturdy. All the pages are present in book. Good/None dust jacket condition as issued. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: EXHIBITED IN A GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THAT COUNTRY, A DISSERTATION ON ITS ANTIQUITY, AND A GENUINE AND COPIOUS ACCOUNT OF EARL MACARTNEY'S EMBASSY FROM THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN TO THE EMPEROR OF CHINA. The frontispiece of Kien Long is present. COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcome to email about shipment date! We offer free gift wrapping year round on all our products regardless of item's cost. REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: RSTC 007234 .

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        DE CONSOLATIONE PHILOSOPHIAE LIBRI QUINQUE AD OPTIMARUM EDITIONUM FIDEM RECENSITI

      Parmae: Ex Regio Typographeo, 1798. n. This meditation on the vicissitudes of life is a very well-printed production by Giambattista Bodoni, with lovely typefaces, luxurious paper, and elegant design. Born at the time of the final collapse of the Roman Empire in the West, Boethius (ca. 480-524) rose to the rank of chief secretary of Theodoric the Ostrogoth, but was maligned, imprisoned, and executed. While in prison, Boethius wrote his "Consolation," in which Lady Philosophy appears to him and urges him to embrace a sublime indifference toward suffering and death. Called by Gibbon "a golden volume . . . which claims incomparable merit from the barbarism of the times and the situation of the author," it has had an enduring popularity, never more so than during the Middle Ages. Its contemplation of the profound perplexities of existence (e.g., the presence of evil in the face of a loving God, the notion of free will in the face of God's foreknowledge) make it a book with the deepest of teleological consequences for believers of any faith. Bodoni (1740-1813) worked for more than 20 years at the royal press in Parma before obtaining permission to set up his own private press in 1791. Brooks says that "he took his printing in all its branches very seriously, laboured incessantly to perfect his type, had a fine artistic sense, . . . and produced books not only of a very high standard, but also showing a remarkably distinct individuality." Bodoni used the finest quality paper available, and his clear beautiful types have been envied and copied for many generations. "The result of his labours is a long list of books which . . . reach a very high, many of them the highest, level of technical excellence." This is a relatively uncommon Bodoni imprint in the marketplace, with ABPC recording five other copies at auction in the past 40 years.. 311 x 235 mm. (12 1/4 x 9 1/4"). cxvi, 271 pp. 19th century green half morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, spines with gilt-ruled compartments, gilt titling, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. A Large Paper Copy. Brooks 724. Spine slightly sunned, joints and extremities a bit rubbed, marbled boards rather chafed, but the binding quite solid. Light freckled foxing to first and last gatherings, isolated marginal spots or smudges, one closed marginal tear, but a fine copy internally, clean, fresh, and bright, with smooth paper and vast margins. This meditation on the vicissitudes of life is a very well-printed production by Giambattista Bodoni, with lovely typefaces, luxurious paper, and elegant design. Born at the time of the final collapse of the Roman Empire in the West, Boethius (ca. 480-524) rose to the rank of chief secretary of Theodoric the Ostrogoth, but was maligned, imprisoned, and executed. While in prison, Boethius wrote his "Consolation," in which Lady Philosophy appears to him and urges him to embrace a sublime indifference toward suffering and death. Called by Gibbon "a golden volume . . . which claims incomparable merit from the barbarism of the times and the situation of the author," it has had an enduring popularity, never more so than during the Middle Ages. Its contemplation of the profound perplexities of existence (e.g., the presence of evil in the face of a loving God, the notion of free will in the face of God's foreknowledge) make it a book with the deepest of teleological consequences for believers of any faith. Bodoni (1740-1813) worked for more than 20 years at the royal press in Parma before obtaining permission to set up his own private press in 1791. Brooks says that "he took his printing in all its branches very seriously, laboured incessantly to perfect his type, had a fine artistic sense, . . . and produced books not only of a very high standard, but also showing a remarkably distinct individuality." Bodoni used the finest quality paper available, and his clear beautiful types have been envied and copied for many generations. "The result of his labours is a long list of books which . . . reach a very high, many of them the highest, level of technical excellence." This is a relatively uncommon Bodoni imprint in the marketplace, with ABPC recording five other copies at auction in the past 40 years.

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

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

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        A physical view of man and woman in a state of marriage. With anatomical engravings. Translated from the last French edition of M. de Lignac.

      London: for Vernor & Hood 1798 - FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 2 vols., 8-3/8" x 5-3/8", illustrated with 15 engraved plates, complete. Bound in 1/4 early sheep over cords, gilt lettered red morocco spine labels, hinges fine, internally clean and bright, a VERY GOOD COPY of a scarce early sex manual. Printed on the continent, most of the copies brought into Britain were seized and destroyed by Customs. This English edition includes three plates not in the French edition of 1772. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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