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        George Washington on the XYZ Affair and Possible Congressional Treason

      Mount Vernon, VA 1798 - Autograph Letter Signed, to James McHenry. Mount Vernon, Va., March 27, 1798. 2 pp., 7 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. "letters have been intercepted. of a treasonable nature. if founded, what punishment can be too great for the Actors in so diabolical a Drama. It has always been my belief that Providence has not led us so far in the path of Independence of one Nation, to throw us into the Arms of another."During the Revolution, Dr. James McHenry and Washington developed a close friendship, which they maintained throughout and after Washington's presidency. McHenry, acting now as Secretary of War under John Adams, continued to brief the former president. Details of the XYZ Affair - the French refusal to accept American emissaries and the demand for a bribe to start negotiations - had only been released to Congress by President Adams on March 20. A week later, in this extraordinary letter, Washington informs McHenry that he has heard of a report identifying American participants. A treasonable correspondence had supposedly been intercepted from some members of Congress who advised the Directory government of France to maintain a "hostile appearance" to force the U.S. to pay the bribe.Less than four months later, the ex-president agreed to accept a new commission as lieutenant general and commander-in-chief of the Armies of the United States, though with the understanding that he would only join the army if it had to take the field against a French invasion. Complete TranscriptMount Vernon 27th March 1798.Dear Sir, (75) Your favour of __ came safe, and in due time: for the information contained in it I thank you; your request was immediately complied with, as every one of a similar nature shall be. A Report is circulated in Alexandria and its vicinity, transmitted (it is said) in private letters from Philadelphia, that a correspondence has been discovered, or more properly, letters have been intercepted from some M-rs of Co-g -ss [Members of Congress] to the D-ct-y of F- [Directory of France], of a treasonable nature. Containing, among other matters, advice not to receive our Envoys; on the contrary, to menace us with hostile appearances, and they might rely upon bringing the U. States to her terms. The name of one person has been mentioned to me. Cruel must these Reports be, if unfounded, and if founded, what punishment can be too great for the Actors in so diabolical a Drama. The period is big with events, but what it will produce is beyond the reach of human Ken. On this, as upon all other occasions, I hope the best. It has always been my belief that Providence has not led us so far in the path of Independence of one Nation, to throw us into the Arms of another. And that the machinations of those who are attempting it, will, sooner or later, recoil upon their own heads. Heaven grant it may happen soon, upon all those whose conduct deserve it. With truth I am always Yours Go: WashingtonJames McHenry Esqr[Docketed on page four] March 27th 1998/ Mount VernonHistorical BackgroundDespite the Franco-American alliance that had won America its independence, as France's 1789 revolution became more radical and bloody, tensions between the two countries grew. After the monarchy was overthrown in 1792, the new government started to export her revolution by going to war with Britain and much of the rest of Europe. Rather than supporting our former ally, Washington declared American neutrality. America's refusal to pay its Revolutionary War debts to France (arguing that the debt was owed to the now extinct monarchy, not the new government) hadn't helped the relationship. In 1793, the French ambassador to the United States, Citizen Gent, attempted to circumvent Washington's Neutrality Proclamation by arriving in Charleston, not Philadelphia (the temporary capitol), and directly recruiting American privateers to fight the British on the seas and the Spanish in Florida. President Washington demanded that the Fre. (See website for full description)

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        The reports of the Society for Bettering the Condition and Increasing the Comforts of the Poor. Vol.I [ - Vol.V]

      London: printed for the Society, by W. Bulmer and Co. 1798[-1808]. Reports nos.1-30 in 5 vols., 8vo., various paginations (at least 400pp. per volume but see further notes below* about collation), contemporary marbled boards, uniformly rebacked fairly recently in calf, gilt lettered and lines. In very good state of preservation. See Goldsmiths 37701. The 'Bettering Society', although widely supported by philanthropic Londoners, not least by members of the Clapham Sect, including William Wilberforce and Zachary Macaulay, was at heart the philanthropic engine of Sir Thomas Bernard (1750-1818), the son of Sir Francis Bernard, Governor of Massachusetts, who was, from 1785, virtually a full-time philanthropist. 'From the 1770s on food prices tended to rise faster than wages and many were forced to apply for parish relief. Other problems emerged from changing working relations in town and country, while during the 1790s poor rates rocketed and famine threatened a number of private relief schemes. Bernard adopted the ideas of Count Rumford on soup kitchens and the economical nutrition of the poor and promoted these generally. In 1796, along with William Wilberforce, Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham, Frances Elizabeth King, and others, he established the influential Society for Bettering the Condition and Improving the Comforts of the Poor. The society's principal aim was to promote good practice in poor relief measures by means of propaganda. The society's Reports collected information respecting the poor, and the best way of relieving their hardship. A central aim of this work was always to enable the poor to better their own condition through applying justly administered assistance, rather than to discipline them or make them objects of dependence. Incentives and examples were preferred to compulsion and control, with Bernard opposed in general to workhouse principles. Instead self-help and independence were to be fostered amid the lower orders. Moral improvement stemming from evangelical Christianity was to play a major role in the self-betterment of the poor. Bernard published exemplary tales of working men and women who had, through acts of economy and thrift, hard work, and initiative, supported their own families. ..... There emerged from the work of Bernard and the Society for Bettering the Condition of the Poor a school for the indigent blind, the Cancer Institution, and the Fever Institution, alongside other initiatives. He was also interested in allotments, friendly societies, Sunday societies, schools of industry, medical charities, penny clubs, the aged poor, and schemes for the promotion of vaccination.' [R.D. Sheldon in ODNB]. * The collation of this set brings up some anomalies. While the First Report> is the second printing (edition) of 1798, the Contents> list refers to the pagination of the first printing (edition). The Report>, nonetheless, is absolutely complete. Also, as often happens with annual reports and other serial publications, individual title-pages of the annual reports are sometimes discarded by binders. In our case the individual title-pages for the 25th to 28th and the 30th Reports> have all been discarded. Two leaves in the 4th volume have been torn with the loss of page numerals and a couple of words. In all other respects the text is complete. NOTE: A few later Reports> were also published. The British Library seems to have copies of those for 1811 and 1815-17 (the 31st and 37th to 40th).

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        Skandinavisk Museum. Ved et Selskab. Bind. 1-7.

      Kiöbenhavn 1798-1803. 2 foldede plansjer. Fine samt. skinnbd. med fargede skinn tittelfelter. Rik ryggdekor i gull

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        Gesamtansicht von Koblenz u. Ehrenbreitstein ('Ansicht von Coblenz').

      - aquarellierte Umrißradierung v. Johann Ziegler n. Lorenz Janscha b. Artaria u. Comp. in Wien, 1798, 39 x 50 1. Ausgabe auf van der Ley Papier mit getuschter Umrandung. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Historia del más famoso escudero Sancho Panza, desde la gloriosa muerte de D. Quixote de la Mancha hasta el último dia y postrero de su muerte. 2 TOMOS

      - .- .- .- M.- Villalpando imp.- .- 1798.- 9x14 cm.- T. I:8 hh + 352 pp.-T. II: 7 hh + 270 pp.- .- .- Pasta española con pequeños roces.- .- El tomo 1º, falto de portada y hoja de derechos (por lo demás, completo) fue editado en la Imprenta Real, 1793. Palau no cita la 2ª parte. A excepción de las faltas reseñadas, buen ejemplar. Muy raro.ATENCIÓN: EN EL PAGO CONTRA REEMBOLSO EL PRECIO DEL ENVÍO SE INCREMENTARÁ EN 3.00 EUROS

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        Essai sur la théorie des nombres.

      Paris, Duprat, an VI [1798] - 4to (255 x 195 mm), pp [xxiv] 472 [56]; a very nice copy in contemporary French tree calf, spine gilt with geometric patterns and caduceuses. £3250First edition, one of the fundamental works in the history of number theory, containing Legendre's discovery of the law of quadratic reciprocity, described by Gauss as the 'gem of arithmetic'. Although Legendre had first given a demonstration of this law in the Mémoires of the Academy of Sciences, Paris, 1785, his presentation was incomplete and only fully developed in the present work. This work also contains his researches on Fermat's last theorem and the group of integers which can be represented as sums of three squares. This work also demonstrates him as a precursor of analytic number theory, with his law on the distribution of prime numbers. See DSB VIII pp. 135-143.Norman catalogue 1325; Parkinson Breakthroughs p. 231

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        Atlas du Rhin de Bonn jusqu'a Bale .. - Atlas van den Rhyn van Bonn tot Bazel, in XXXVI afgezette aan - een - sluitende Kaarten ..

      Amsterdam, Holtrop (ohne Jahresangabe ), um 1798.. 2 gefalt. Titelblätter, 1 doppelblattgr. altkol. Übersichtskarte und 36 altkol. Kupferstichkarten ( je ca. 16,5 x 16,5), jeweils von Einzelplatten gedruckt, kl.- 8°, (18 x 10 cm.). Ppbd. d. Zeit ( mit Abrieb ). Koemann, Hol. 1 ( = einziger bei Holtorf erschieneer Atlas.) Die Karten sind plattengleich mit dem bereits 1735 bei Schenk erschienenem Atlas: "Le Flambaeu de la Guerre". Hellwig, Mittelrhein Nr. 86. ( Die Ausgabe bei Schenk ) - Die Einzelkarten lassen sich zu einer großen Gesamtkarte zusammensetzen ( Gesamtgröße ca. 148 x 66 cm.) und umfassen das Gebiet Bonn - Herborn im Norden und Montbiliard - Basel - Schaffhausen im Süden. Die Einzelkarten sind zugleich genaue kleine Gebietskarten. Bis auf den schlichten Einband ein sehr gut erhaltener Taschenatlas! - Sehr seltene Ausgabe. Kein Exemplar - außer diesem - auf deutschen Auktionen seit 1990.

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        Proofs of a Conspiracy Against All the Religions and Government of Europe, Carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati,,and Reading Societies

      T. Dobson, 1798. Hardcover bound in full brown leather, 391 pages. This is the 3rd edition on 1798 to which has a postscript added. This edition was printed in Philadelphia for T. Dobson. The leather cover is worn and scuffed, the underlying boards are exposed at the corners, joints of the spine cracking but the inside is still solid, leather has fine cracks along the spine that tend to obscure the faded gilt title. Inside there is a damp stain near the head of the spine that markedly decreases on the following paged and is nearly gone by the start of the text, all paper is a bit age toned with occasional foxing, lightly soiled with heavier soiling of the end papers, title page hosts two previous owner's names - one stamped and a different name hand written. Images available. USPS tracking used on all domestic shipments. This book weighs approximately 1.6 pounds and may need additional postage for Priority or International shipment.. Third Edition. Full-Leather. Good.

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        Ueber Georgianische Litteratur.

      Wien, Trattner, 1798.. circa 18,3 x 12 cm. 286 SS., 1 gefaltete Tafel Halb-Leinen um 1900. Vater 139 (erster Titel); nicht bei Zaunmüller (und auch keine früheren Titel). Seltene erste grosse Monographie über die Literatur der Georgier von dem Linguisten und Jesuiten Franz Karl Alter (1749-1804), der in Prag und später in Wien als Bibliothekar arbeitete und orientalische Sprachen, Griechisch und Diplomatik lehrte. Ein Lexikon des Georgischen bzw. Grusinischen war bereits von Paolini verfasst worden, eine Grammatik von Maggio. Dagegen bemerkt Alter hier im Vorwort: "Georgianische Litteraturkunde ist noch ein zu bearbeitendes Feld in der allgemeinen Litteraturgeschichte. Materialien zu sammeln zu dieser Georgianischen Litteraturgeschichte hab ich mir angelegen sein lassen. Ich will dem Publikum liefern, was von Georgianischer Litteratur in Handschriften, und in gedruckten Ausgaben existiret". - Die grosse Tafel zeigt ein Alphabet in grusinischen Schriftzeichen. - Titel verso alt gestempelt (ausgeschieden). Vorsatz mit gestochenem Wappen-Exlibris von "Christophorus abbas Luccensis".

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        A Journey From Bengal To England, Through The Northern Part Of India, Kashmire, Afghanistan, And Persia, And Into Russia, By The Caspian-Sea

      London: Printed For R.Fauldere, 1798., 1798. 2 Volumes. 4to. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xiv, [1 leaf], 315; 1 p.l., 297. lacking half-titles. folding engraved map (frontis.). new half calf over 19th century marbled bds., endpapers retained (dampstain to lower portion of map). tipped-in printed slip: 'With the compliments of Sewell Elliot, Entomologist, New York City'. former owner's signature on paste-downs: Charles A.Ray, 1886. First Edition. In 1782-84, Forster, a civil servant of the East India Company at Madras, set out on an overland journey from Calcutta through Cashmere, Afghanistan, Herat, Khorassan, and Mazanderan, and across the Caspian Sea into Russia, a remarkable journey at that time. In Russia he toured the Volga River to Moscow and St. Petersburg. Forster's narrative includes sketches of Hindu mythology and an abbreviated history of the 'Rohilahs, Shu-Jah-Ud-Dowlah, and Sicques'. Nerhood 109.. F.

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

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

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        Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World. performed in the years 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, and 1795, in the Discovery sloop of war, and armed tender Chatham.

      London Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, and J. Edwards 1798 - One of the Most Important Voyages of the Eighteenth Century VANCOUVER, George. A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and round the World.performed in the years 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, and 1795, in the Discovery sloop of war, and armed tender Chatham.London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, and J. Edwards, 1798. First edition. Three quarto volumes (11 1/2 x 9 1/8 inches; 294 x 234 mm.) plus folio atlas volume (22 x 16 3/4 inches; 560 x 430 mm). [8], xxix, [1, blank], [2, ads], [4, contents], [2, list of plates], 432; [10], 504; [10], 505, [3, errata] pp. Eighteen engraved plates, one of which is a map. Complete with half-titles and errata. Ten folding maps and six plates of profiles in the atlas volume. Text volumes bound in contemporary speckled calf, all volumes uniformly rebacked to style. With double blind ruled borders. Spines each with a blue calf label, and a red morocco label, stamped and lettered in gilt. Edges speckled brown. Marbled endpapers. Boards are a bit scuffed and bumped. Volume I with some minor worming to lower margin, mainly a single hole and not affecting text. Remnants of previous owner's old ink inscription on half-title of volume I, now mostly rubbed away. Front inner hinge of volume II is split but still firm. Volume II with a minor dampstain to for edges which shows slightly to bottom margin of a few pages and a bit darker on final blank. Volume II has a few pages (283-286) with a crease through the middle affecting text of a few lines. Plates with some light foxing and pages facing the plates a bit toned. Otherwise text is extremely clean. Atlas bound in half modern speckled calf over marbled boards. Boards lightly soiled. A few folding maps with minor repairs and small tears to creases, with no loss. Plate 5 map with a 3-inch closed tear at inner margin, also with no loss. Overall, an excellent set; tall, clean and complete. "Vancouver, who had served on Cook's third voyage, was made commander of an expedition whose express purpose was to reclaim wherever possible British rights to the Northwest Coast of America. Vancouver sailed to the Pacific via Australia, where he discovered and charted King George Sound and Cape Hood, passed Van Deiman's Land, and visited New Zealand, Hawaii and the Northwest Coast. During the course of three seasons, he surveyed Alaska and the Northwest Coast, investigated the Strait of Juan de Fuca, discovered the strait of Georgia, and circumnavigated Vancouver Island. He visited San Francisco, Monterey, and other Spanish settlements in Alta California ' (Graff). "His voyage is important not only for the magnificent charts and splendid views that accompanied it, but also for the valuable and extensive amount of information that it provided on the Spanish settlements, the Indian tribes, and the physical features of the countries that he visited. It is one of the 'classics' of late eighteenth-century geographical literature" (Howell). "Of all modern exploring voyages to the Pacific those of Cook, La Perouse and Vancouver were the most important" (Howes). Cowan, p. 655. Graff 4456. Hill I, p. 303. Howes V23. Sabin 98443. HBS 67526. $52,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Decouvertes dans la Mer du Sud Nouvelles de M de la Perouse, Jusqu'en 1794 Traces de son passage trouvees en diverses isles et terres de l"Ocean pacifique; grande Isle peuplee d'emigres francais

      Paris: Chez Everat A good copy of this scarce work in contemporary half leather binding. Undated but 1798. Imagines the continuation of La Perouse's voyage after Botany Bay, describing his death, and the discovery of an island peopled by French escapees from the Revolution. This copy has a red leather spine with gilt compartments and gilt titles. The boards and endpapers are marbled. The spine has a little wear at the bottom and the boards have wear to edges. Internally the endpapers are marbled. Contents: title page, text 397pp plus errata 2pp. The original page marker is present. The paper is very brown-toned to around p300 and more lightly toned with occasional light marking to the end of the work. Otherwise in good clean condition.

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        New Views of the Origins of the Tribes and Nations of America

      Philadelphia 1798 - "The Second Edition, corrected and greatly enlarged." Marbled paper boards with leather spine and gilt lettering. Light rubbing on edges, corners, and spine ends. Deckle edges. Original text block has minor foxing. Thin area on title page appears to be an original paper defect. Benjamin Smith Barton, M. D. Correspondent-member of the Ant quaries [sic] of Scotland; Member of the American Philosophical Society; Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences of Boston; Corresponding Member of the Massachussetts Historical Society, and Professor of Materia Medica, Natural History and Botany, in the University of Pennsylvania. One of Barton's Native American interests was comparative linguistics, apparent in his Comparative Vocabularies, which is about half of the text. The preface also addresses languages as one of the most readily observable fields in philology, theories of race. The text starts with a dedication letter to Thomas Jefferson, then vice-president. Barton was known for other contributions in natural sciences and was chosen by Jefferson to advise Lewis and Clark prior to their expedition. Howes B-211. Sabin 3819. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The life of Edward, Earl of Clarendon, containing, I. An account of the chancellor's life from his birth to the Restoration in 1660. II. A continuation of the same, and of his history of the grand rebellion, from the Restoration to his banishment in 1667. (5 volume set)

      Basil, J.J. Tourneisen, 1798-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 5 volume set. 1/4 leather over blue marbled boards. Marbled end pages. Good bindings and covers. pp. [i], VI, 298; [i], 320; [i], 346; [i], 318; [i], 252, [28, Index]. Gift book plate of noted American historian, Henry Steele Commager. Hampshire College library stamps and markings. ESTC N11002.

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        A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and round the world... in the Discovery sloop of war, and armed tender Chatham, under the command of Captain George Vancouver

      G.G. and J. Robinson, 1798. Complete set, three volumes, quarto, with 18 engraved plates of views (one supplied), folio atlas with 16 large plates of charts and views on renewed stubs; handsomely bound in modern quarter calf with speckled papered boards and vellum tips, spines gilt in compartments, retaining the original crimson labels, the text volumes with the armorial bookplate of an early owner. First edition of this great voyage, "one of the most important ever made" (Hill), and of considerable significance for its discoveries in and charting of the south-west coast of Australia. Vancouver's chart of the "S.W. Coast of New Holland" is the West's equivalent of Cook's chart of Botany Bay.George Vancouver (1757-1798), got his early training as a midshipman and later Lieutenant on Cook's second and third voyages. After his return he spent most of the 1780s in West Indian waters, before being appointed, in 1791, to command of a major scientific expedition to focus on the northwest Pacific: the successes of Cook's voyages were very much in mind in the planning of this expedition, and it was no coincidence that Vancouver's new command was named Discovery, explicitly in honour of the vessel of that name that had sailed on Cook's third voyage. Vancouver sailed to the Pacific by way of Australia where, in 1791, he made landfall on the then largely unknown south-west coast and discovered and named King George III Sound (modern Albany). This was the first English visit to any part of the west coast since Dampier, whose poor reports had led to the neglect of that part of the continent. Indeed, the west was explicitly excluded from Governor Phillip's otherwise extensive realm, with the western boundary of his authority stopping at the famous "Pope's line", the line that still constitutes the inland border of Western Australia.After leaving the south-west coast, Vancouver unsuccessfully attempted to enter the Great Australian Bight, discovering and charting Point Hood on its western extremity. He then sailed past Van Diemen's Land into the Pacific, visiting New Zealand, Hawaii, and the Northwest coast of America. During the course of three seasons, he surveyed Alaska, the Northwest Coast, investigated the Straits of Juan de Fuca, discovered the Strait of Georgia, and circumnavigated Vancouver Island. He visited San Francisco, Monterey and other Spanish Settlements in Alta California, and made three visits to the Hawaiian Islands where he introduced cattle from Monterey. The expedition's storeship Daedalus sailed twice to Port Jackson, to deliver cattle and stores for the colony and despatches for Phillip - including Vancouver's charts of the south-west coast of Australia - and others for transmission back to London. Daedalus also collected such stores as were available at Port Jackson for the expedition. Vancouver also mentions that his ship was carrying breadfruit for planting at Norfolk Island.Cook would have approved of the accuracy of Vancouver's charting, which survived almost unchanged into modern times, and certainly Vancouver had learned the lessons of long voyages from his old captain, with only five men of a complement of 180 being lost in over four years at sea. But it is also true that by 1794 Vancouver was subject to wild mood swings and erratic behaviour which led to him being feared and sometimes mocked by his men (in modern times it has been argued that he was suffering from some form of hypothyroidism, possibly Grave's Disease). His health was ruined by the time they returned to England in 1795. Vancouver retired to Petersham to prepare this publication for the press, but in an eerie foreshadowing of the fate of his successor Flinders, died at age 40 while the account was nearing publication. Ferguson, 281; Forbes, 298; Hill, 1753; Lada-Mocarski, 55; Australian Rare Books, 63a.

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        Stadtplan ('Plan nouveau et correct des Villes et Fauxbourgs de Londres et Westminster et du Bourg de Southwark, Avec la Campagne adjacente, et les grands Chemins nouvellement construits, & c.').

      - anonymer Kupferstich, 1798, 27,8 x 48 Not by Mapping London (Cat. III). - Zeigt einen Stadtgrundriß von London. - Unter dem Plan 2zeilige Vedutenunterschrift; darunter in Manuskript: '1798'. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Tabula Geographica maximae partis Americae Mediae sive Indiae Occidentalis - Karte des betraechtlichsten Theils von Mittel = America oder Westindien entworfen nach der grossen Karte des B. Edwards und andern bewaehrten Hülfsmitteln. - Im Kunstverlag bey Joh. Walch in Augsburg, 1798':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Johann Walch in Augsburg, dat. 1798, 49,5 x 61 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 343 (Johann Walch, 1757-1824. Cartographer and map publisher of Augsburg, son-in-law of Johann Martin Will whom he succeeded in 1806. .); Gier-Janota, Augsburger Buchdruck u. Verlagswesen, S. 1303 (Johann Walch) - Karte der Karibik (West Indies) zwischen Florida und der Nordküste von Südamerika (Venezuela und Kolumbien) mit den Grossen und Kleinen Antillen sowie den Ländern Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Südosten von Mexiko und Florida. - Oben rechts Titelkartusche und farbliche Darstellung der spanischen, französischen, englischen, dänischen, schwedischen, holländischen Besitzungen und der Nordamerikanischen Freistaaten. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Habits of New French Legislators

      1798. first edition. Gillray Punctures ParliamentComplete and Exceedingly Scarce[GILLRAY, James]. Habits of New French Legislators and other Public Functionaries. London: H. Humphrey, 1798. First edition, complete; both series. Folio (platemarks c. 260 x 195 mm). Twelve hand-colored engravings, some stipple and aquatint, lettered with series title and plate number 1-12 above the image, lettered below the image with the title in French, engraver's name A"J.s.G.y.d. & f.t. and the publication line. Mounted on large blue stock with contemporary inked caption labels bordered in red mounted opposite to identify the relevant political figureContemporary plain blue wrappers. A fine copy. Chemised and housed in a quarter morocco clamshell case.Not in Abbey, Tooley, or Ray. The copy in the British Museum Satires collection is incomplete. OCLC records only one complete copy, at the BNF.Only two complete copies at auction within the last ninety years, in 1926 and 1956.James Gillray (1756 or 1757 - 1815), was a British caricaturist and printmaker famous for his etched political and social satires, mainly published between 1792 and 1810. The name of Gillray's publisher and print seller, Miss Hannah Humphrey is inextricably associated with that of the caricaturist. Gillray lived with Miss (often called Mrs) Humphrey during the entire period of his fame. It is believed that he several times thought of marrying her, and that on one occasion the pair were on their way to the church, when Gillray said: "This is a foolish affair, methinks, Miss Humphrey. We live very comfortably together; we had better let well alone." The times in which Gillray lived were peculiarly favourable to the growth of a great school of caricature. Party warfare was carried on with great vigour and not a little bitterness; and personalities were freely indulged in on both sides. Gillray's incomparable wit and humour, knowledge of life, fertility of resource, keen sense of the ludicrous, and beauty of execution, at once gave him the first place among caricaturists. He is honorably distinguished in the history of caricature by the fact that his sketches are real works of art. The ideas embodied in some of them are sublime and poetically magnificent in their intensity of meaning, while the forthrightness - which some have called coarseness -which others display is characteristic of the general freedom of treatment common in all intellectual departments in the 18th century. The historical value of Gillray's work has been recognized by many discerning students of history. "Gillray's treatment ranged from the heroic to the broadly comic, but his excesses at either extreme are excused to the discerning student because of the presence of that relevant satire which distinguishes caricature from crude foolishness...When Gillray [as here] illustrated his suspicion that [Sir Charles] Fox and others were inclining towards the advanced ideas of the French revolutionaries sans-culottes, by drawing them always without any trousers, he produced 'vulgarity' but not silliness. Fox was much incensed" (David Low, British Cartoonists. p. 12-13).Pub.d April 18, 1798:1. Le Ministre d'Etat, en Grand Costume [Mr. Fox].2. Le Membres du Conseil des Anciens [Duke of Norfolk, the Marquis of Sansdown, Duke of Grafton].3. Le Membres du Conseil des Cinq Cents [Mr. Byng, Michaelangelo Taylor, Lord Lauderdale, Lord Stanhope, Lord Derby].4. Membre de Directoire Executif [ Francis Duke of Bedford].5. President d'Administration Municipale [Horne Looke].6. Le Boureau [ Mr. Tierney].Pub.d May 21, 1798:1. L'Avocat de la Republique [Lord Erskine].2. Membre de la Haute Cour de Justice [Sir George Shuckborough].3. Juge de Tribunal Correctionnel [ Mr. Courtney].4. Juge de Paix [Mr. Nical]. 5. Le Tresorier [ Sir William Putney].6. Messager d'Eatat [Sir Francis Burdett].Cf. BM Satires 9197-9201, 9208-13.

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        A Bill . . . for granting an Aid and Contribution for the Prosecution of the War . . . by Granting certain Duties upon Income [with] A Bill [As Amended on Re-commitment] [with] Schedule to Income Duty Bill [with] A Bill . . . Extending [the first Act]

      The rare bills establishing and extending the first legislation imposing direct taxation in Great Britain, Pitt's Income Tax Act of 1799 [39 Geo III c.13], as the country sought to finance the Napoleonic Wars, still the ancestor of today's tax regime. Modern wraps somewhat strained, light browning, one blank margin torn away, the Taussig copies; two copies of the first, one of the other three, in ESTC. Ordered to be printed 8th December 1798 [and subsequent dates], London, 1798-99.

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        The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon, Lord High Chancellor of England, and Chancellor of the University of Oxford. Containing, I. An account of the Chancellor's life from his birth to the restoration in 1660. II. A continuation of the same; and of his history of the Grand Rebellion, from the restoration to his banishment in 1667. Written by Himself. Printed from his original manuscripts, given to the University of Oxford by the heirs of the late Earl of Clarendon. Volume the First [- the Fifth].

      Basle: Printed and sold by J.J. Tourneisen 1798 - 5 vols., a bit of browning at either end of all vols. and just occasionally elsewhere, rust hole in last leaf of last vol. with the loss of a letter, pp. [i], VI, 298; [i], 320; [i], 346; [i], 318; [i], 252, [28, Index], 8vo, contemporary speckled calf, compartments gilt ruled on spines, red lettering pieces, numbered in gilt direct, a little superficial wear, La Tour de Pin book-label inside front covers, very good. An attractive copy of a scarce edition. ESTC records BL only in the UK, a couple on the Continent, and 6 in the US. (ESTC N11002)

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        The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire. Volume I - Containing the Ancient and Modern History of Thirty Parishes in the Hundred of Offlow, arranged Geographically, with an Appendix of the most curious Charters &c. Illustrated with sixty-two copper plates and a copious Index / Volume II - Part1 (all published) - Containing the Prefatory Introduction, commencing with a Series of Original Letters from Plot's time to the present; General and Natural History &c. Ancient and Modern History of the remaining Parishes in the Hundred of Offlow and the Whole of Seisdon, arranged Geographically with an Appendix of curious Charters and other additions and Corrections &c. Illustrated with fifty copper plates and a copious Index Compiled from the Manuscripts of Huntbach, Loxdale, Bishop Lyttelton, and other Collections of Dr.Wilkes, the Rev. T.Reilde. Including Erdeswicke's Survey of the County and the approved parts of Dr. Plot's Natural History. The whole brought down t

      London: J.Nichols and Son. Both bindings heavily damaged and apart. Needs a lot of attention from bookbinder. Bookblocks sound. Folded map of Staffordshire torn and with some dogears. The Portrait of Shaw detached.. London, J.Nichols and Son, 1798-1801. Large-Folio. Volume I: Folded Map of Staffordshire by W.Faden, Portrait of Rev. Shaw (detached), XXIV, (2), 125, XXXVIII, 434, 38 pages / Volume II, Part I: A Plan of Wolverhampton, XXXII, 290, 20 pages. Original, contemporary calf backed boards. Both bindings heavily damaged and apart. Needs a lot of attention from bookbinder. Bookblocks sound. Folded map of Staffordshire torn and with some dogears. The Portrait of Shaw detached. Includes the two Fronticpiece-Maps: "The County of Staffordshire from the Improved Map in six sheets by W.Yates - published by W.Faden, Charing Cross, 1798" and " A Plan of Wolverhampton, surveyed in MDCCL by Isaac Taylor and engraved by Thomas Jefferys" /

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        An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales

      London: Cadell & Davies, 1798. Quarto, two charts (one folding), 22 engraved plates; a handsome copy in full speckled calf, gilt, double spine labels, by Aquarius. The most detailed First Fleet account. First edition of this substantial account of the first Australian settlement, with its important suite of images of life in early Sydney.Collins had arrived with the First Fleet as Judge-Advocate and was Secretary to Governor Phillip. His book is a valuable account of the early settlement by an educated and observant resident of ten years, and was the last of the Australian foundation books to be published. It is written with a tremendous attention to detail which marks it out as the most rigorous of any of the early narratives, and is often described as the earliest history of Australia as an English colony. The book is illustrated with full-page engravings prepared in London by the well-known artist Edward Dayes from sketches done in the colony by the convict artist Thomas Watling. The illustrations include an important group depicting the fledgling settlements at Sydney and Parramatta, as well as a remarkable series of some of the ceremonies of the local Aboriginal tribes: Collins is known to have had a compassionate interest in the Aborigines of NSW.A second publication appeared in 1802, continuing Collins' chronicle of events; in our experience the two works are equally scarce.

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        Voyage à Botany-Bay, avec une description du pays, du m?urs, des coutumes et de la religion dés natifs

      Paris: Desenne, Anno VI, 1798. Octavo, xvi, 192 pp.; joints rubbed, very good in contemporary quarter roan with crimson morocco label. French edition of Barrington, with a five page preface explaining the extraordinary circumstances of the author, noting his aptitude for observation and return to grace in a new land.Garvey notes of this printing: 'French translation of the Voyage, nominally made from the third edition. This edition added various elements to the Voyage including a translator's preface, explanatory notes and, more interestingly, an additional paragraph at the conclusion of the work where 'Barrington' laments his exile'.

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        The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire... Interspersed with Pedigrees and Anecdotes of Families; Observations on Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, and Manufactories; and Illustrated with a Very Full and Correct New Map of the County... Volume II. Part I. [All Published]

      London: Printed by and for J. Nichols, 1798-1801. First edition, 2 vols., folio, large paper copy, xxiv, 125, [1], xxxviii, 434, 38; xxxii, 13, [1], 290, 20pp., with list of subscribers and list of plates, double-page plan, large folding engraved county map, 82 engraved plates, numerous vignettes within the letterpress, 3 folding pedigrees, some occasional spotting and age toning, marbled endpapers, contemporary full diced russia, spines tooled in gilt, boards with a triple-rolled decorative border in gilt and blind, with Mark Masterman Sykes's crest stamped in gilt on both upper and lower board, very neatly rebacked retaining the original spine, gilt edges, an attractive set. Rev. Stebbing Shaw (1762–1802), historian. "The first of Shaw's three projected volumes entitled 'The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire' was published in 1798. It covered part of Offlow hundred (south-east Staffordshire) and the city of Lichfield, with introductory sections on the county as a whole. Volume 2 followed in 1801, covering the rest of Offlow hundred and all of Seisdon hundred (south-west Staffordshire, including Wolverhampton). Shaw had originally intended to include Cuttlestone hundred (the area to the north) but decided to hold it over."—(ODNB). Unfortunately, Shaw died before before the projected third volume was published. Provenance: Mark Masterman Sykes; Armorial bookplate of T. Tornhill; Wood-engraved bookplate of Dudley F. Taylor, Lichfield. Upcott III, pp. 1176-1185.

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        Plan des Iles Kuriles et des Terres peu connues situees a la suite de ces Iles: d'apres un manuscrit conserve dans les Archives d'Ochotsk qui a ete communique a M. Lesseps en 1788.

      Paris 1798,. Kupferstich von Bouclet/Herault, 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 Laperouse'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.

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        Observations on the Western Parts of England, relative chiefly to Picturesque Beauty; to which are added a few remarks on the picturesque beauties of the Isle of Wight.

      T. Cadell 1798 - First edition. Large-paper copy. xvi, 359, [1]p advert., 18 sepia aquatint plates. A very good clean copy bound in later, but not recent, half calf, marbled boards. Raised and gilt banded spine with dark green label. Modern book-plate. 4to. T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies. 1798. ". on the Western Tour, he seized his impressions with far greater delicacy than heretofore. The sketches, which cannot have taken more than a few minutes to execute, have about them a lyrical quality; some shimmer with air and sunlight, others have a Japanese flavour, as pen and brush run riot to provide a contrasting foreground, in others again, the brush alone, by washes, lines and squiggles and dots, provides and adequate and satisfying statement." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman. By William Godwin. [Bound together with] Thoughts on the Education of Daughters: with Reflections on Female Conduct, in The more important Duties of Life. By Mary Wollstonecraft.

      London: for J. Johnson, and G. G. and J. Robinson,/for J. Johnson, 1798/1787 - Two works bound as one, octavo. Contemporary half-calf, spine gilt-ruled in compartments, rebacked with the original spine laid down, marbled sides. Contemporary ink ownership inscription to first blank. Spine and corners somewhat rubbed, slight cracking to hinges but the joints holding fine, mild toning to endpapers offset from turn-ins, faint marginal dampstain to portrait frontispiece, title page faintly offset from frontis, rear free endpaper just loosening at the head, otherwise internally quite fresh and on the whole a very good copy indeed. Half-title, engraved portrait frontispiece and errata leaf to the first work. First editions of two scarce and important Godwin/Wollstonecraft books; William Godwin's memoir of his late wife Mary Wollstonecraft here found together in a contemporary binding with a first edition of Wollstonecraft's first book, Thoughts on the Education of Daughters. Godwin's touching and frank account of his wife's life marks an important step in the development of the art of biography. The details of her sexual liaison with Imlay, the birth of her illegitimate daughter, and her suicide attempts, all scandalised contemporary readers for whom biographies were expected to be glowing accounts of admirable qualities. Godwin, the grieving widower, was determined that the public deserved to know the whole truth about this remarkable woman. Wollstonecraft's first book, Thoughts on the Education of Daughters, was based on her own rather brief experience as a teacher. In 1784, at the age of 24 she had opened up her own school for girls at Newington Green, but this failed and she took an appointment, also destined to be short-lived, as governess to the children of the aristocratic Kingsborough family in Ireland. In the midst of these disappointments, however, she was introduced to the publisher of rational dissent, Joseph Johnson, who agreed to publish this, her first book, thus beginning a literary association between the two that long outlasted her career as a juvenile educationalist. Apart from a single contemporary printing in Dublin, by W. Sleater, 1788, the book was not reprinted until 1972, when rising feminist literary discourse co-opted it as a precursor text to her Rights of Woman (1792). First editions of both books are very uncommon, particularly Thoughts on the Education of Daughters, and to have them bound thus together in a near-contemporary binding is highly appealing. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Athenian Letters: Or, The Epistolary Correspondence of an agent of the King of Persia, residing at Athens during the Peloponnesian War. With original engravings of 1."Philip Earl of Hardwicke" / 2. "Alcibiades" / 3. Unitentified "From an original Bust in the Collection of Charles Townley Esq." / 4. "Herodotus - From a Bust in the Capitol" / 5. "Thucydides" / 6. "Socrates" / 7. "Aristophanes" / 8. "Sophocles" / 9. "Charles Yorke" / 10. "Democritus" / 11. "Aspasia" / 12. "Hippocrates" / 13. "Nicias" / 14. "Euripides" / A new Edition (Illustrated); to which is prefixed a geographical Index. In two volumes. Illustrated with engravings (8) and a map (large, folded) of antient Greece.

      London: Cadell and Davies. Rebacked in the early 19th century. Spines rubbed and slightly cracked. Besides minor foxing inside very tight and clean.. London, Cadell and Davies, 1798. 4°. Volume I: Engraved frontispiece portrait of Philip Earl of Hardwicke, LXII, 436 pages. Volume II: Portrait of "The Honourable Charles Yorke", XV, 466 pages. Original full leather (Hardcover). Rebacked in the early 19th century. Spines rubbed and slightly cracked. Besides minor foxing inside very tight and clean. The Athenian Letters was a collaborative work of Ancient Greek history and geography, published by a circle of authors around Charles Yorke and Philip Yorke, and taking the form of commentary in letter form on Thucidydes. It had a ?"considerable vogue?". While still college students, the brothers Yorke planned the work, which was begun in 1739 and appeared in two volumes (1741 and 1743), initially in a very small private edition. Others involved, anonymously, were Thomas Birch, Henry Coventry, John Green, Samuel Salter, Catherine Talbot, Daniel Wray, George Henry Rooke, John Heaton, John Lawry, and William Heberden. The authorship was for a long time a well-guarded secret. A one-volume edition in 1781 ran to 100 copies, the first edition having been only of 10, and later editions and a French translation followed (Wikipedia) [With a wonderful handwritten note by American jurist John Forrest Dillon regarding the purchasing of the work on auction attached to the front free endpaper, explaining also the content and impact of the work. The two volumes include 14 portraits which we list here in order. 1."Philip Earl of Hardwicke" / 2. "Alcibiades" / 3. Unitentified "From an original Bust in the Collection of Charles Townley Esq." / 4. "Herodotus - From a Bust in the Capitol" / 5. "Thucydides" / 6. "Socrates" / 7. "Aristophanes" / 8. "Sophocles" / 9. "Charles Yorke" / 10. "Democritus" / 11. "Aspasia" / 12. "Hippocrates" / 13. "Nicias" / 14. "Euripides" ] John Forrest Dillon (December 25, 1831 ?- May 6, 1914) was an American jurist ("Dillon's Rule") who served on federal and Iowa state courts. He authored a highly influential treatise on the power of states over municipal governments. Dillon was born in Northampton, Montgomery County, New York (now part of Fulton County, New York). He studied medicine at the University of Iowa at the age of 19. Shortly after beginning his medical practice, he abandoned it to read law, and was admitted to the Iowa bar in 1852. He worked in private practice until he was elected Scott County prosecutor in 1853, and then to a judgeship in Iowa's 7th Judicial Circuit in 1858. He was elevated to the Iowa Supreme Court, serving from January 1, 1864, until he resigned December 31, 1869. For two years of this period he was Chief Justice. in 1869, President Grant appointed him to the United States Circuit Court, which became the Eighth Circuit. While on the federal bench, Dillon wrote Municipal Corporations (1872), one of the earliest systematic studies of the subject. He also authored Removal of Cases from State Courts to Federal Courts and Municipal Bonds, both in 1876. On February 17, 1876, during the Whiskey Ring graft prosecutions, Justice Dillon ruled Ulysses S. Grant's deposition for Orville E. Babcock was admissible in court. After leaving the Circuit Court, Dillon was a professor at Columbia Law School from 1879 until 1882, where he taught real estate and equity. He taught at Yale Law School from 1891 until 1892, during which time he also served as the president of the American Bar Association. Dillon then returned to private practice until his death in 1914 in New York City. A memorial fountain to Dillon was erected in downtown Davenport, Iowa in 1918, carved of Indiana limestone in Romanesque style, by sculptor Harry Liva. Dillon's oldest son, Hiram Price Dillon (1855 ?- 1918), became a lawyer in Iowa and a Master of Chancery in federal court. John F. Dillon's sister married John B. Jordan, a Davenport, Iowa, merchant. That marriage produced a daughter Jennie, who married Louis Stengel. Louis and Jennie Stengel had a son, Charles Dillon (Casey) Stengel, named after the Judge, who had a long career as a baseball player and manager. The theory of state preeminence over local governments was expressed as Dillon's Rule in an 1868 case: "Municipal corporations owe their origin to, and derive their powers and rights wholly from, the legislature. It breathes into them the breath of life, without which they cannot exist. As it creates, so may it destroy. If it may destroy, it may abridge and control". By contrast, the Cooley Doctrine expressed the theory of an inherent right to local self-determination. In a concurring opinion, Michigan Supreme Court Judge Thomas M. Cooley in 1871 stated: "[L]ocal government is a matter of absolute right; and the state cannot take it away". In Municipal Corporations (1872), Dillon explained that in contrast to the powers of states, which are unlimited but for express restrictions under the state or federal constitution, municipalities only have the powers that are expressly granted to them. This formulation of the scope of municipal power came to be known as the Dillon Rule: that municipal governments have only the powers expressly granted to them by the state legislature, those that are necessarily implied from that grant of power, and those that are essential and indispensable to the municipality's existence and functioning; that any ambiguities in the legislative grant of power should be resolved against the municipality so that its powers are narrowly construed; that when the state has not specifically directed the method by which the municipality may implement its granted power, the municipality has the discretion to choose the method so long as its choice is reasonable. Hundreds of U.S. court decisions have employed the Dillon Rule to determine the scope of municipal powers and rights. Critics of the rule have argued that it imposes unreasonable constraints on the ability of communities to govern themselves and undermines democracy or that local self-government is a matter of natural right that does not need to be conferred by higher political structures. Some have suggested that Dillon's approach derived from the contemporary view that cities were inherently corrupt political organs. Deviations from the Dillon Rule remain in the minority, however, despite the significant decrease in the public perception of municipal corruption. The Supreme Court of the United States cited Municipal Corporations and fully adopted Dillon's emphasis on state power over municipalities in Merrill v. Monticello, which upheld the power of Pennsylvania to consolidate the city of Allegheny into the city of Pittsburgh, despite the objections of a majority of Allegheny's residents. The Court's ruling that states could alter or abolish at will the charters of municipal corporations without infringing upon contract rights relied upon Dillon's distinction between public, municipal corporations and private ones. David Y. Miller argues that Dillon hit upon a central paradox defining American cities: having great political authority while having little legal legitimacy. He quotes Dillon as calling municipalities "mere tenants at will of their respective state legislatures" which could be "eliminated by the legislature with a stroke of the pen". Dillon also said that eliminating local government would be "so great a folly, and so great a wrong". (Wikipedia)

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        Hamlet. Tragedia de Guillermo Shakespeare.

      Madrid, en la Officina de Villalpando, 1798.. 8vo (227 x 168 mm). (48), 379, (1) pp. With engr. frontispiece by Leonetti after Giuseppe Cades, printed title with aphorism from Martial verso. Later Curwen patterned paper boards, leather title labels with gilt titles to spine. Edges uncut.. The very scarce first edition of Hamlet in Spanish. Translated by the Spanish playwright and poet Leandro Fernandez de Moratin (1760-1828) under the pseudonym "Inarco Celenio", this first Spanish translation was published almost two centuries after the play was first performed (c.1600) and published in quarto form (1603). De Moratin travelled to Paris where he planned to study French drama, however the events of the Revolution in France so terrified him that he fled to England where he began the translation. As de Moratin wrote in a letter to Juan Antonio Melon: "If the French had not been crazy, I would never have come to see Shakespeare's immortal works." The beginning of Hamlet's famous monologue in Act III, Scene IV is here rendered thus: "Existir o no existir: esta es la qüestion. Qual es mas digna accion del animo, sufrir los tiros penetrantes de la fortuna injusta, u oponer los brazos a este torrente de calamidades, y darlas fin con atrevida resistencia?" - "In spite of Moratin's critical judgement of Hamlet, his translation was very honest, since he did not alter Shakespeare's departures from the neoclassical canon. Moratin's fidelity to the source text, even when he did not agree with it, explains the success and permanence of his translation [...] Moratin was the writer who most influenced Spanish translators of Shakespeare" (Isabel Verdaguer, "Shakespeare's 'Poem Unlimited' in Eighteenth-Century Spain", in: Translating Shakespeare for the Twenty-First Century, Amsterdam/NY 2004). This first Spanish edition of Hamlet is particularly rare in commerce and the only examples we can locate at auction are from the 1960s (two copies); COPAC lists three copies in the UK, at the British Library, Oxford and Cambridge and while OCLC locates further copies in North America, it lists only two in Spanish libraries, a copy at the Bibliotheque National de France and one at Berlin for Europe; the Folger Shakespeare Library has three copies. - A good copy with presentation in blue ink to initial blank: "Para Salvador / Abril 1948. / Oxford" and ownership inscription - presumably that of "Salvador" - beneath in blue ink with additional location detail.

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        The Trial of James O'Coigly, otherwise called James Quigley, otherwise called James John Fivey, Arthur O'Connor, Esq , John Binns, John Allen, and Jeremiah Leary, for High Treason, under a Special Commission, at Maidstone, in Kent [etc ] O'Higgins 3 67

      London: Sold by M. Gurney, Bookseller, Holborn-Hill, 1798. Contemporary 1/4 calf over marbled boards, very rubbed, the spine chipped and heavily varnished, else a good, untrimmed and partly uncut copy By far the most extensive account of the trial of Father O'Coigly and his fellow United Irishmen, captured while seeking passage to France, his possession of incriminating documents leading to his conviction of high treason, hanging and decapitation

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        Loyal Volunteers of London & Environs,

      London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1798-9. - Thomas Rowlandson's Loyal Volunteers of London The Plates Heightened in Gold and SilverROWLANDSON, Thomas. Loyal Volunteers of London & Environs, Infantry & Cavalry, in their respective Uniforms. Representing the whole of the Manual, Platoon, & Funeral Exercise in 87 plates Designed & Etch'd by T. Rowlandson. [London]: Rudolph Ackermann, [1798-99]. First edition, early issue (plates heightened in gold and silver). Large quarto (13 x 10 1/2 inches; 330 x 266 mm.). viii, [4, list of subscribers and contents]. Descriptive text to each plate + index and errata at end. Hand-colored etched title-page, 86 hand-colored etched plates, many heightened with gold or silver, all by and after Thomas Rowlandson. Bound without the two later issued plates** as usual. Contemporary full red straight-grain morocco, covers decoratively paneled in gilt, spine with five double raised-bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, gilt board edges and turn-ins. Expertly and almost invisibly rebacked to style.A wonderful and large copy of this important work by Thomas Rowlandson, with early impressions of the plates heightened with gold and silver. The text and plates are watermarked 1794. Abbey's copy measured 12 5/8 x 9 3/8 inches.**"Two additional plates exist, 'Expedition or Military Fly' and 'Sadler's Flying Artillery': the book was bound in volume form before they were issued. Copies without them can, therefore, be considered complete." (Abbey).Paradoxically (this is a military costume book after all), Rowlandson here presents some of this most elegant and effective work in terms of pure print-making. The result is arguably the greatest of all military costume books, in that it ascends beyond being a mere record of uniforms to become an elegy to patriotism, an important social document and a cohesive work of art, all produced at a time of great national peril.The phenomenon of the volunteer corps arose as a response to the perceived imminent danger of invasion by the French Napoleonic forces. Rudolph Ackermann notes in his introduction that 'At this moment, the enemy had advanced their best regulated legions to the shores of the British Channel; and for the determined purpose of spreading through our land such miseries as have already rendered wretched their own'. The British response was immediate and defiant, and Ackermann goes on to note that when the Loyal Volunteers of London were inspected by the King on 21st June 1799 the roll-call of volunteers, manning 11 different positions, totalled just over 12,200 men. The present work serves as a record of that overwhelming show of loyalty, as well as of the uniforms of all the main volunteer forces. In addition, Rowlandson pictures each individual in a particular drill position, the name and details of which are given in the engraved text beneath each figure.Abbey Life 379; Prideaux p. 350; C. Thomson Bobins II, 385; Tooley 416; Colas, 2586. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The life of Edward, Earl of Clarendon, containing, I. An account of the chancellor's life from his birth to the Restoration in 1660. II. A continuation of the same, and of his history of the grand rebellion, from the Restoration to his banishment in 1667. (5 volume set)

      Basil, J.J. Tourneisen 1798 - 5 volume set. 1/4 leather over blue marbled boards. Marbled end pages. Good bindings and covers. pp. [i], VI, 298; [i], 320; [i], 346; [i], 318; [i], 252, [28, Index]. Gift book plate of noted American historian, Henry Steele Commager. Hampshire College library stamps and markings. ESTC N11002. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Loyal Volunteers of London & Environs,

      1798-9. first edition. Thomas Rowlandson's Loyal Volunteers of London…The Plates Heightened in Gold and SilverROWLANDSON, Thomas. Loyal Volunteers of London & Environs, Infantry & Cavalry, in their respective Uniforms. Representing the whole of the Manual, Platoon, & Funeral Exercise in 87 plates Designed & Etch'd by T. Rowlandson. [London]: Rudolph Ackermann, [1798-99]. First edition, early issue (plates heightened in gold and silver). Large quarto (13 x 10 1/2 inches; 330 x 266 mm.). viii, [4, list of subscribers and contents]. Descriptive text to each plate + index and errata at end. Hand-colored etched title-page, 86 hand-colored etched plates, many heightened with gold or silver, all by and after Thomas Rowlandson. Bound without the two later issued plates** as usual. Contemporary full red straight-grain morocco, covers decoratively paneled in gilt, spine with five double raised-bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, gilt board edges and turn-ins. Expertly and almost invisibly rebacked to style.A wonderful and large copy of this important work by Thomas Rowlandson, with early impressions of the plates heightened with gold and silver. The text and plates are watermarked 1794. Abbey's copy measured 12 5/8 x 9 3/8 inches.**"Two additional plates exist, 'Expedition or Military Fly' and 'Sadler's Flying Artillery': the book was bound in volume form before they were issued. Copies without them can, therefore, be considered complete." (Abbey).Paradoxically (this is a military costume book after all), Rowlandson here presents some of this most elegant and effective work in terms of pure print-making. The result is arguably the greatest of all military costume books, in that it ascends beyond being a mere record of uniforms to become an elegy to patriotism, an important social document and a cohesive work of art, all produced at a time of great national peril.The phenomenon of the volunteer corps arose as a response to the perceived imminent danger of invasion by the French Napoleonic forces. Rudolph Ackermann notes in his introduction that 'At this moment, the enemy had advanced their best regulated legions to the shores of the British Channel; and for the determined purpose of spreading through our land such miseries as have already rendered wretched their own'. The British response was immediate and defiant, and Ackermann goes on to note that when the Loyal Volunteers of London were inspected by the King on 21st June 1799 the roll-call of volunteers, manning 11 different positions, totalled just over 12,200 men. The present work serves as a record of that overwhelming show of loyalty, as well as of the uniforms of all the main volunteer forces. In addition, Rowlandson pictures each individual in a particular drill position, the name and details of which are given in the engraved text beneath each figure.Abbey Life 379; Prideaux p. 350; C. Thomson Bobins II, 385; Tooley 416; Colas, 2586.

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        [K366, 489]. Idomeneo, Rè di Creta, Opera seria in tre Atti... Idomeneus König von Creta, eine ernsthafte Oper in drey Aufzügen... No. 51. Pr: Fr 21. [Piano-vocal score]

      Bonn: Simrock [PN 51]. [1798]. Oblong folio. Modern half dark blue morocco with black textured paper boards, early decorative cut-paper label with manuscript titling inlaid to upper, spine with titling gilt. 1f. (title), [i] (cast list, table of contents, credits of German translation to "Herrn v. Apell... Intendanten des Hoftheaters zu Cassel," and advertisement), 2-183, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. With overpaste to foot of title: "In Frankfurt am Mayn, bey J. C. Gayl. weissadler-Gasse Lit. F. No. 14." Occasional annotations i(ncluding accidentals and notational corrections; literals in German) in pencil, especially to pp. 88-89 (no. 14), pointing to a performance transposed to E-flat major (instead of E major). Abrasion affecting first measure of p. 9. Former owner's signature to upper right corner of front endpaper erased, with "S[einem] l[ieben] Karl zu Weihnachten 1912. E." in ink below erasure. Some soiling and offsetting; most leaves with minor dampstaining and, from page 158, with some holes and tears professionally repaired; small stabholes to upper inner margins. . Published one year after the first edition. Köchel 6 p. 372. Hoboken 11, 111 (later issue, with price "Fl. 9," pointing to a date after 1814). Hirsch IV, 39 (later issue, with price "9 fl.," pointing to a date after 1814, and catalogue to final page). RISM M4192 (not distinguishing among issues). In the present edition the duet "Spiegarti non poss'io" (K489), composed for the 1786 performance in Vienna, replaces the original 1781 duet "S'io non moro" in act 3. The German text is by David August von Apell (1754-1832).

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        Standrede am Grabe der Madame Schuwitz. Ein Neujahrsgeschenk für Incroyables. (Motto:) Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto {Ich bin ein Mensch, nichts Menschliches ist mir fremd]

      Rastadt (d. i.: Leipzig, Wienbrack oder Gräff), 1798.. 46 S. Umschlag aus Kammmarmor-Papier d. Zt. Hayn-Got. I, 316. - Seltene erste Ausgabe der amüsanten, satirischen Leichenrede auf die bekannte Berliner Bordellbesitzerin Elise Schuwitz mit zahlreichen Anspielungen auf Zeitgenossen. Der Autor, auch genannt ?"Spuck-Schulz?", war ein auch von Goethe anerkannter Publizist und Theaterkritiker. -Voller Pikanterien sind die Hinweise im ?"Testament?" (ab S. 29) auf Berliner Persönlichkeiten und erotische Bücher der Zeit. - Titel angestaubt.

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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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        An Hibernian Atlas - Or General Description of the Kingdom of Ireland: Divided into Provinces; with its sub-divisions of Counties, Baronies &c. Shewing their Boundaries, Extent, Soil, Produce, Contents, Measure, Members of Parliament, and Number of Inhabitants; Also the Cities, Boroughs, Villages, Mountains, Bogs, Lakes, Rivers, and Natural Curiosities. Together with the Great and Bye Post Roads. The whole taken from actual Surveys and Observations. By Bernard Scale, Land Surveyor and beautifully engraved on 78 Copper Plates by Messrs. Ellis and Palmer

      London: Robert Laurie & James Whittle. Second [best] Edition.. Excellent condition with minor scuffing to upper spine. Front free endpaper missing. The pastedown with minor peeling. Interior in absolutely excellent condition. The handcoloured maps in stunning colour. NO spotting or foxing !! The best version of this Atlas we have ever seen.. Second [best] Edition. London, Robert Laurie & James Whittle, 1798. Large Octavo. Engraved title, engraved dedication-page and 78 beautifully engraved and handcoloured maps with descriptions. Original half-leather with gilt lettering on original red spinelabel. Excellent condition with minor scuffing to upper spine. Front free endpaper missing. The pastedown with minor peeling. Interior in absolutely excellent condition. The handcoloured maps in stunning colour. NO spotting or foxing !! The best version of this Atlas we have ever seen. At the time of cataloging only two of these Atlases were available on the international market (one for 7700 Euros in similar condition like the one we have on offer and one unfortunately with later rebinding for 2250 Euros). This is an absolute must have for every collector of irish maps.

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        Attisches Museum. 2. Band, Heft 1 - 3 in 2 Bänden

      - Heinrich Geßner, Zürich, 1798. XXXII/144/174/180/163 Seiten mit einem vorgebundenen Einbandtitel, spätere Halbleinen-Einbände - Erstausgabe des 2. Bandes. Mit einer original Widmung auf Titelseite ,Seinem Freunde J. Macdonald, der Herausgeber C.M. Wieland", vermutlich der napoleonische General Jacques Macdonald (1765 - 1840) - [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Message from the President of the United States, accompanying a report of the Secretary of State, containing observations on some of the documents, communicated by the President, on the eighteenth instant 21st January, 1799 Ordered to lie on the table

      Philadelphia: John Ward Fenno 8vo (20.2 cm, 8"). [2], 45, [1 (blank)] pp.. 1798 [i.e., 1799] Important documentation of a low point in relations between the United States and France, summing up the state of affairs following the signing of Jay's Treaty and the revelation of the XYZ Affair. John Adams's letter of transmittal is on the verso of the title-page, followed by Pickering's report describing numerous French government actions that could be interpreted as hostile or aggressive, if not directly contrary to international law, including much mention of seizures of American ships; the letter closes with Pickering's incendiary warning "I hope we shall remember ?'that the Tyger crouches before he leaps upon his prey'" (p. 45). Period-style quarter calf over marbled paper?-covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped title. First two leaves with a bit of light spotting in margins, otherwise clean.

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        Kochbuch der Maria Magdalena Louisa Grau, 1798. Handgeschriebenes Kochbuch.

      1798.. Deutsche Handschrift auf Papier. Ca. 175 Blatt, davon 45 ungeschrieben. 21 x 17 cm. Halbleder der Zeit.. Einträge von unterschiedlicher Hand, in teils eigenwilliger Schreibweise (die an pfälzischen bis süddeutschen Gebrauch denken läßt), die letzten Blätter als Register einspaltig beschrieben. Enthält Rezepte wie: Einen gerührten Gugelhopfen zu machen; Bisquitdorten zu machen; Karpfen in einer schwartzen Soos; Schnecken zu kochen; Apfel Knöpflein; Krebs Dorten; Mandelring zu machen; Gefüllte Salathäuptchen mit Krebs u.a. Lose dabei liegen weitere ZahlreicheBlätter mit Rezepten aus der Zeit. - Einband stark bestoßen und beschabt, Bezug und Rücken mit Fehlstellen. Innen teils fleckig bzw. fingerfleckig, als Gebrauchsbuch ordentlich erhalten.

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        Militärisches Handbuch für Infanterie- und Kavallerieoffiziere welches einen vollständigen Unterricht über das Aufnehmen und Zeichnen militärischer Situationen enthält. I. Die nöthigsten Kenntnisse aus der mathematischen Geographie in Verbindung mit der Lehre vom Aufnehmen und Zeichnen der Entwürfe einzelner Theile militärischer Situationen; II. Die Lehre vom Aufnehmen und Zeichnen militärischer Situationen nebst einer Anleitung zur allgemeinen Terreinkenntniß. (Lehrbuch der gesammten Kriegswissenschaften für Offiziere bei der Infanterie und Kavallerie. Theil 1, Die Vorbereitungswissenschaften. Abth. 3), I-II. [TWO VOLUMES]

      Halle, Hemmerde & Schwetschke, 1798-1800.. Two volumes. Royal octavo. Pp. xviii, 492, (10) tables, plus 5 folding copper engraved plates bound at end; xxii, 478, plus large folding engraved map, contemporary hand-coloured, and 5 folding copper engraved plates bound at end. Hardcover, bound in matching, not identical contemporary handsome half calf and marbled boards, spines richly decorated in gilt, contrasting gilt morocco labels, old military institution stamps to each title and first paste-down. In fine condition. Excellent, attractive set, exceptionally well preserved. ~ First edition. Friedrich Meinert (1757-1828), was professor of philosophy at the University of Halle. In 1797 he began his military career as a Royal Prussian Lieutenant in the Second Engineers Brigade; taught fortifications and fortress war at the Military Engineering Academy in Potsdam. Compiled the ?Encyclopädie der Kriegswissenschaften und der Kriegskunst?. He was a prolific scientist who wrote on astronomy, geodesy, economics and architecture. He was the first to ?apply mathematics for the well-being of the state and its citizens, not so much to questions of distribution and political welfare as to economic law and theory, and above all to a multitude of technical questions that fall under the jurisdiction of the government: structural engineering in construction inspections; ballistics for artillery; mechanics and machinery in mills, transport, manufacturing, and mining.? -- Rüdiger Campe: The Game of Probability: Literature and Calculation from Pascal to Kleist (2012).

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        THE EXPERIENCED ENGLISH HOUSEKEEPER, For the Use and Ease of Ladies, Housekeepers, Cooks, &c. Written purely from Practice. Consisting of Several Hundred Original Receipts, most of which never appeared in Print.

      Manchester ;- G. Bancks Printer 1798 - Scarce Manchester Imprint. Illustrated with Frontis., & 5 Plates. (viii) + 434pps. + folding plates. Uncut. Crown 8vo. Hardback. Rebound in neat paper boards. Paper spine-label. New endpapers. A FINE EXAMPLE ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [K366, 489]. Idomeneo, Rè di Creta, Opera seria in tre Atti... Idomeneus König von Creta, eine ernsthafte Oper in drey Aufzügen... No. 51. Pr: Fr 21. [Piano-vocal score]

      Bonn: Simrock [PN 51]. [1798]. Oblong folio. Modern half dark blue morocco with black textured paper boards, early decorative cut-paper label with manuscript titling inlaid to upper, spine with titling gilt. 1f. (title), [i] (cast list, table of contents, credits of German translation to "Herrn v. Apell... Intendanten des Hoftheaters zu Cassel," and advertisement), 2-183, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. With overpaste to foot of title: "In Frankfurt am Mayn, bey J. C. Gayl. weissadler-Gasse Lit. F. No. 14."Occasional annotations i(ncluding accidentals and notational corrections; literals in German) in pencil, especially to pp. 88-89 (no. 14), pointing to a performance transposed to E-flat major (instead of E major). Abrasion affecting first measure of p. 9.Former owner's signature to upper right corner of front endpaper erased, with "S[einem] l[ieben] Karl zu Weihnachten 1912. E." in ink below erasure.Some soiling and offsetting; most leaves with minor dampstaining and, from page 158, with some holes and tears professionally repaired; small stabholes to upper inner margins. . Published one year after the first edition. Köchel 6 p. 372. Hoboken 11, 111 (later issue, with price "Fl. 9," pointing to a date after 1814). Hirsch IV, 39 (later issue, with price "9 fl.," pointing to a date after 1814, and catalogue to final page). RISM M4192 (not distinguishing between issues). In the present edition the duet "Spiegarti non poss'io" (K489), composed for the 1786 performance in Vienna, replaces the original 1781 duet "S'io non moro" in act 3. The German text is by David August von Apell (1754-1832).

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