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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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        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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        A TREATISE ON THE AUTUMNAL ENDEMIAL EPIDEMICK OF TROPICAL CLIMATES, VULGARLY CALLED THE YELLOW FEVER; CONTAINING ITS ORIGIN, HISTORY, NATURE AND CURE; TOGETHER WITH A FEW REFLECTIONS ON THE PROXIMATE CAUSE OF DISEASES

      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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        WIELAND; OR THE TRANSFORMATION. AN AMERICAN TALE .

      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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