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         Graphic Illustrations Of Hogarth, From Pictures, Drawings, And Scarce Prints In The Possession Of Samuel Ireland

      R. Faulder, London 1799 - [XVI] 183, [XiX] 150 pages. 25 x 16.5 cm. List of Hogarth prints with prices fetched. More than 100 illustrations, some are fold-outs. Plate offsetting to text, plates printed recto or verso only, and generally clean. BRYAN Vol. III, p.56. Bookplates front cover pastedowns. Raised bands, spine labels in black and maroon lettered in gilt, ,backstrip panels richly gilt, covers with double gilt fillets in separate design motifs, inner dentelles. 19th century straight grained maroon morocco. Aeg. Near fine. 2 vols [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Evénemens qui se sont passés sous mes yeux pendant la Révolution française. Ouvrage dédié au feu Roi de Prusse.

      Berlin, s.n. 1799 - 2 tomes en un vol. in-8, [12]-307-[4] pp. et [4]-256 pp., veau fauve écaille, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, pièce de titre cerise, hachuré doré sur les coupes, tranches citron (reliure de l'époque). Coiffes restaurées. Acidents restauré aux pages 4 à 6 avec perte de quelques lettres. Edition originale rare des souvenirs de Dampmartin (1755-1825), qui émigra en 1792 après son passage en garnison à Nîmes et ne revint en France qu'après le 18 brumaire. Après un moment de service dans la compagnie des Gentishommes du Languedoc, il rentra dans la vie civile, vécut à Bruxelles, à Hambourg et surtout à Berlin où Frédéric-Guillaume II (le dédicataire de l'ouvrage) lui confia l'éducation du fils qu'il avait eu avec la comtesse de Lichtenau. Fierro 392. Ex-libris Kergorlay. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Termini Botanici Iconibus Illustrati oder botanische Kunstsprache durch Abbildungen erlaeutert.

      1799 1799 - Mit einer Vorrede von Carl Ludwig Wildenow. 2 vols. Berlin: Öhmigke dem Jüngern 1799-1807 [-Berlin & Frankfurt: Flittner 1817]. With 2 handcoloured engraved title-pages and 69 handcoloured copperplates. 4to. [12] + 182 pp. A few leaves weakly stained in inner margin otherwise generally a clean and well-preserved copy bound in one later, weakly marked of use, halfleatherbinding in old style, with coloured label and richly gilt spine. Name on free flyleaf. * With Latin - German paralleltext. Complete with the 2 engraved title-pages which is not mentioned neither in Pritzel nor in Nissen. With the book printed title-page to volume I, which probably never was made for the second volume.Nissen BBI 817. Pritzel 3862. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Acts of Congress

      1799-1800. Book: Acts Passed at the First Session of the Sixth Congress of the United States, begun and held at Philadelphia [begun December 2, 1799], Childs & Swaine (?), approximately 210pp, mostly unopened, octavo, contemporary paper covers, each Act signed in print by Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, with a table of contents, joints cracked, backstrip chipped. Generally good. An important collection of Acts which includes the suspension of commerce between the United States and France, a Resolution recommending to the people to assemble and publicly testify their grief for the death of George Washington, an Act granting the franking privilege to Martha Washington, an Act establishing the mint and regulating the coins of the United States, an Act prohibiting the carrying on of the slave trade from the United States to any foreign country, and an Act for providing the second census of the inhabitants of the United States, many others.

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         Nouvelle Carte de la Suisse dans laquelle sont exactement distingues Les Treize Cantons,.

      Artist: Faden William d ; issued in: London; date: d1799 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Folded; - size (in cm): 63 x 85; - description: Decorative map of Swizzerland with two cartouches, a view and hight descriptuion of the mountains in Swizerland.; - vita of the artist: William Faden (1749 ? 1836) was an English cartographer and a publisher of maps. He was the royal geographer to King George III. He replaced Thomas Jeffreys in that role.The title of -geographer to the king- was given to various people in the 18th century, including John Senex, Herman Moll, Emmanuel Bowen and Thomas Jeffreys. All of these men, including William Faden, were engravers and publishers, not scholars or academics. Their part was to publish and supply maps to the crown and parliament.William Faden printed the North American Atlas in 1777, and ".it became the most important atlas chronicling the Revolution's battles." There were 29 maps in the atlas, and they included detailed battle maps drawn by eyewitnesses.

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         A Topographical Map of the County of Sussex; reduced from the large survey in four sheets by Thomas Gream.

      W.Faden 1799 - W.Faden London 1799.- copper engraved map with old hand colouring; overall size 37 x 80 cm; map size 36,5 x 79 cm.- A very detailed folding map of Sussex by Thomas Gream, published by W.Faden. 12 segments on linen, without slipcase.- paper cream coloured; some occasional discolouration; some faint foxing; top left corner missing but not affecting image; w/out slip case; o/w vg cond. - [ref: 3047 ] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Journal de la Société des pharmaciens de Paris. La rédaction de ce journal est confiée au citoyen Fourcroy, auquel sont adjoints les citoyens Demachy et Bouillon-Lagrange.

      Paris, 1797-1799, - 35 livraisons en un vol. in-4 carré, 496 pp. en numérotation continue, texte sur deux colonnes, demi-veau havane, dos à faux-nerfs, tranches mouchetées de rouge (reliure moderne). Bon exemplaire. Très rare périodique complet. C'est tout ce qui a paru de ce périodique médical prestigieux auquel collaborèrent Fourcroy, Parmentier, Vauquelin, etc., mais qui ne parut que du 3 juin 1797 au 6 décembre 1799. Il s'agissait de l'organe officiel de la Société libre des pharmaciens de Paris, créée le 30 ventôse an IV [20 mars 1796] pour continuer l'antique Collège des pharmaciens, en l'accomodant un peu à la sauce des idées nouvelles, mais en conservant ses finalités : représentation de la profession, formation gratuite des élèves dans les locaux de la Rue de l'Arbalète, progrès des techniques. Hatin, p. 582.

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         VOYAGE A SURINAM et dans l'intérieur DE LA GUYANE, contenant la relation de cinq années de courses et d'observations faites dans cette contrée intéressante et peu connue Avec des détails sur les Indiens de la Guiane et les Nègres.

      An VII-[1799], Chez F. Buisson, Imprimeur-Libraire - ATLAS seul de cette relation in-4 carré ( 285 X 220 mm ), demi cuir de Russie vert émeraude, dos lisse orné de filets dorés ( Reliure de l'époque ). Titre, 2 pp. de table des planches, XXXXIV ( 44 ) planches gravées. Bien complet des 44 planches gravées en taille-douce par TARDIEU l'Aîné et présentant des vues ( 8 ), marines ( 2 ), cartes géographiques ( 3 ), plans et schémas ( 6 ), portraits et personnages ( 13 ), objets ( 2 ), animaux ( 7 ), et plantes ( 3 ) dessinés sur les lieux par l'auteur. Bel exemplaire, la planche 39 est en double. Voyages Explorations Histoire Géographie Esclavage Esclave Esclavagisme Surinam Guyane [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Travels through the United States of North America, the Country of the Iroquois, and Upper Canada, in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797; with an Authentic Account of Lower Canada

      London: Printed for R. Phillips, 1799. First Edition. Leather bound. Good. xxiii, [1], 642, [14]; 320, 321*-364*, 369-686, [10] pp. 27.5 x 22.5 cm. 2 fold-out maps. 1. "Map of the Northern Provinces of the United States" (including York, Burlington Bay, Kingstown and Guananockque). 2. Map of the Southern Provinces of the United States. 3. Map of the United States and Canada”, (showing all 5 Great Lakes, as well as James Bay and the St. Lawrence River). First map in Volume 1 is spotted. 5 fold-out tables. Full leather. Respined, corners and edges repaired. Hinges repaired internally. Intermittent spotting, heavy in volume 2 pp. 287-299. Sabin 39057. TPL 682. La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt, a French nobleman with revolutionary leanings, spent a few weeks in Upper Canada during an extensive American tour. Ordered out of the country by Governor Dorchester, the author augmented his first-hand impressions of Niagara district and Kingston by quoting an unnamed source on the Lower Canada situation. Neuman's translation contains many errors, but it was widely read and cited by later travellers (Waterston, The Travellers). The observations of this distinguished author, made during a three-year residence, extend to the political constitution of the country, the manners etc., of the inhabitants, its physical state and natural history. (Sabin).

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         A Voyage round the World, performed in the years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, by the Boussole and Astrolabe, under the command of J.F.G. de la Pérouse: published by order of the National Assembly, under the superintendence of L.A. Milet-Mureau . Translated from the French

      printed by A. Hamilton for G.G. & J. Robinson, J. Edwards and T. Payne, London 1799 - (text: 2 vols., quarto [11 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches]; atlas of plates: 1 vol., folio (18 1/8 x 11 1/2 inches]). Text: 1p. errata at the back of volume II, lacks half-titles; Atlas: engraved allegorical title-page by Heath after J. M. Moreau, engraved portrait frontispiece of La Perouse by Heath, 69 engraved plates and maps (38 plates, 31 maps [including 1 large folding map hand-coloured in outline and 20 double-page]). Without the letterpress list of plates found in some copies. Atlas uncut. Text expertly bound to style in full period russia, the atlas in half russia and period marbled paper covered boards, flat spines tooled and lettered in gilt. The rare first complete edition in English of one "of the finest narratives of maritime exploration ever written" (Howell): an large uncut copy of the atlas complete with the large folding map often wanting. This first edition in English which was the first translation to include the complete text, "is usually considered to be the best one in English, and is now an extremely rare work" (Hill). "La Pérouse's expedition was one of the most important scientific explorations ever undertaken to the Pacific and the west coast of North America . The charge to the expedition [which took place between 1785 and 1788] was to examine such parts of the region as had not been explored by Captain Cook; to seek for an interoceanic passage; to make scientific observations on the various countries, peoples, and products; to obtain reliable information about the fur trade and the extent of Spanish settlements in California; and to promote the inducements for French enterprise in that quarter . La Pérouse and his men did important geographical research . The voyage also included the first foreign scientific group ever to visit Alta California [two of the plates depict a bee-eater and a male and female partridge of California. There are also maps and plans of San Francisco, Monterery, and San Diego] . La Pérouse sent dispatches back to France from Kamchatka and Botany Bay. The two ships then set sail from Botany Bay, in 1788, and were never heard from again" (Hill). It was not until the 1820s that the wrecks of his ships were discovered on a reef in the Santa Cruz group. Amongst the most significant results of the voyage are the series of charts that were produced as a result of the expedition's surveys of Asiatic side of the Pacific; and the ethnographic details of "the peculiarities [La Pérouse] . observed in the natives of the northwest coast of North America" (Sabin). In addition, he was the first westerner to safely navigate and chart the Japan Sea and the strait between the island of Sakhalin and the northernmost island of Japan. En route for Australia in 1788, La Pérouse sailed via Samoa where he discovered the islands of Apolima, Manono and Savaii. This English edition is difficult to find with both the quarto text and the small folio atlas, and particularly difficult to find with the atlas complete with the large folding map following the title which is nearly always lacking and perhaps not issued with all sets. Cowan p.383; Ferguson 288; Hill 975; Howes L93, 'b'; Lada-Mocarski 52; Sabin 38962; TPL 596; Wagner Cartography of the Northwest Coast 837-848, pp.199-201; Zamorano 49. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Konvolut von Büchern des 16., 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts - 355 Bände].

      1569 - um 1799 - 355 Bände in unterschiedlichem Umfang, unterschiedlichen Einbänden und unterschiedlichen Formaten. Konvolut von 355 Büchern aus dem 16., 17. und 18. Jahrhundert. Das älteste Buch stammt von 1569, sieben Bücher stammen aus dem 17. Jahrhundert. Alle anderen Bücher stammen aus dem 18. Jahrhundert (die jüngsten Bücher stammen aus den 1790er Jahren). Die Bücher liegen oft in Einzelbänden mehrbändiger Werke vor und sind teils in deutscher, teils in lateinischer oder französischer oder englischer Sprache gedruckt. Das kleinste Buch misst gerade mal 10,5 x 5,5 cm (ein 1628 erschienenes Werk über Italien) - die größten Bücher (mehrere Bände einer monumentalen Bibelausgabe, messen 42 x 28 cm. - Zu den im Konvolut enthaltenen Autoren zählen u.a. Wieland, Moliere, Friedrich der Große, etc. - Die Texte sind teils biblischer oder religiöser Natur, es sind aber auch Bände aus den Bereichen Philosophie, Belletristik, Landeskunde, Geschichte, etc. enthalten (zum Beispiel drei Bände von Buschs Handbuch der Erfindungen, ein Werk zur mythologischen Dichtung, 8 Bände Klopstock, 13 Bände Livius, ein Werk über die Staatsverwaltung der Toskana, etliche Bände der "Memoires secret, pour servir a l'Histoire de la République des lettres", etliche Bände der allgemeinen Weltgeschichte von Guthrie und Gray, etc. - Die Bücher liegen in unterschiedlichen, fast durchgehend zeitgenössischen Einbänden oder Broschuren vor - meist Leder- oder Halbledereinbände, teilweise Pergamenteinbände oder Pappbände. Bei einigen Werken fehlen die Einbände. Einige wenige Bände liegen in Form loser Lagen vor. - Die Bücher sind durchgehend in schlechtem Zustand (Einbände berieben und bestoßen, vereinzelt mit Fehlstellen, vor allem an Kopf und Fuß der Rücken, beschädigte oder fehlende Rückenschildchen; innen oft Eselsohren, Flecken, angeränderte Seiten, Besitzvermerke, etc.). Einige Bücher sind in sehr schlechtem bis erbärmlichen Zustand (beschädigte oder völlig defekte Einbände, fehlende Deckel, defekte Bindungen, defekte Heftung, fehlende Titelblätter, Fehlseiten, fehlende oder beschädigte Kupferstiche, stark fleckig, etc.). - Trotz oder gerade wegen der teilweise deutlichen Alters-, Gebrauchs- und Mißbrauchsspuren charmantes Konvolut und vielleicht besonders gut geeignet als Filmrequisite, buchrestauratorisches Rohmaterial oder buchkundlich- buchgeschichtlich-einbandkundliches und druckgeschichtliches Anschauungsmaterial. - Der Versand erfolgt ohne Aufpreis - jedoch nur innerhalb Deutschlands und den EU-Ländern. 200000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Natural History of British Shells, including Figures and Descriptions of all the Species hitherto discovered in Great Britain, systematically arranged in the Linnean Manner, with scientific and general Observations on each.

      1799 1799 - 5 vols. London: Printed for the Author and for F.C. a. J. Rivington 1799- [1804]. With 180 handcoloured copperengravings. [16] + [212] pp. + 92 plates; [224] + [8] pp. + 88 plates. Well-preserved copy with title-pages I-II only, bound in 2 nice contemporary full red morocco leatherbindings with goldlines on spines and boards, and with inner ornamental goldborder, all edges gilt. Headbands, corners and edges weakly marked of use, plates generally clean. * The plates are bound in systematic order. With 2 errata plates. Edward Donovan [1768-1837] was member of the Linnean Society and the founder of the London Museum and Institute of Natural History, which housed his large natural history collection. He was an Anglo-Irish naturalist and the author of a number of important natural history works which stand out for their perfection of execution. Best known are probably his publications of the insects of China and India. He was a Fellow of the Linnaean Society and the Wernerian Natural History Society. Nissen ZBI 1147. Brunet II, 816. Graesse II, 426. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Voyage du jeune Ancharsis en Grèce

      Didot Jeune 1799 - Quatrième édition. A Paris, de l'imprimerie de Didot Jeune. An septième. 7 volumes in 8 et Atlas in 4°. 40 cartes ou planches dont 12 cartes rehaussées en couleur, un portrait, carte 1 manquante, déchirure sans manque à la pliure de la carte 2. Reliure veau blond, dos orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison rouges; roulettes dorées sur les plats, les coupes et les contreplats, tranches dorées. Fentes au début de deux mors. Ex-libris Max:Chatelanat. Signature de Didot et Graciot au verso du faux-titre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Journey from India towards England, in the year 1797; by a route commonly called over-land, through countries not much frequented, and many of them hitherto unknown to Europeans, particularly between the Rivers Euphrates and Tigris, through Curdistan, Diarbek, Armenia, and Natolia, in Asia; and through Romalia, Bulgaria, Wallachia, Transylvania, &c. in Europe.

      London T. Cadell 1799 - First edition, 8vo., xvi, 277pp., 2 pages of advertisments at end, 5 engraved plates and a folding map, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, rebacked preserving spine, occasional light browning, an excellent copy. "Jackson went to India on private business, visiting Ceylon and the Malabar coast while there. He travelled out by ship but took the overland route home. On 4 May 1797 he left Bombay by country ship for Basrah. He proceeded via the Euphrates and Tigris to Baghdad, and thence travelled through Kurdistan, Armorica, Anatolia, Bulgaria, Wallachia, and Transylvania, reaching Hamburg on 28 October of the same year. Under the title Journey from India towards England (1799) he published an account of his travels in which he showed that the use of the route he followed was practicable all the year round. Jackson's narrative of his journey is straightforward in style, with daily entries describing his party's progress, and observations on the people and places they encountered. Although he advocated greater use of the overland route, he conceded that it was only for the physically hardy, and his description made it clear that the route was potentially dangerous. He advised on how to seek help from the local people and how to travel inconspicuously. Jackson showed himself both curious and flexible in adopting local habits of dress, of wearing beard and moustache, and of eating, drinking, and smoking. The reviewer in the Gentleman's Magazine described the Journey warmly as 'a very useful and instructive guide' (1st ser, 70, 1800, 237–9)." (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Aaron Burr

      , July 13, 1799. July 13, 1799. Autograph Docket unsigned “James Morrison v Nathaniel F. Mix} Attachment” on verso of blank integral sheet of a Manuscript Document Signed “Rich: Harison” as the first U.S. Attorney for the District of New York, 1p, 8” x 12.75”. Noted in the lower left of the document “Burr Atty” not in Burr’s hand. Light soiling at blank left edge, Small paper seal affixed with red wax in upper left. Fine condition.Order to attach and seize property of Nathaniel F. Mix. Begins, “To the Sheriff of the City and County of New York Greeting Whereas it appears to e by the Oath of James Morison of the City of New York that Nathaniel F. Mix now or late of the City of New York Merchant is Indebted unto the said John M. Goetschines in the sum of Forty Pounds and upwards over and above all discounts, and whereas Proof has been made to me pursuant to the directions of the Act herein after mentioned that the said Nathaniel F. Mix is at present absconded from the State aforesaid or conceals himself within the same with intent and design to defraud the aforesaid John M. Goetschines…” Nix ran a button factory.Earlier in 1799, Burr had founded the Bank of the Manhattan Company which began business on Wall Street on September 1, 1799. In later years it was absorbed into the Chase Manhattan Bank, which in turn became part of JPMorgan Chase.Richard Harison (1747-1829), who had practiced law in partnership with Alexander Hamilton, was a delegate to the New York Convention which adopted the U.S. Costitution in 1788 and voted for adoption. He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1788 and 1788-1789. Deputy Grand Master of Masons of New York from 1786-1788. Harison was appointed by President George Washington as the first United States Attorney for the District of New York and served from 1789-1801.

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         Rash Vows; or, the Effects of Enthusiasm. A novel. Translated from the French of Madame de Genlis ... In three volumes.

      Printed for T.N. Longman and O. Rees. 1799 Vol. I: iv, 279pp, 257 misnumbered 275; vol. II: half title, [iv] 258pp, upper corners of pp.181-184 torn, not affecting text; vol. III: [ii], 677, [6]pp, ads. 12mo. Contemp. half calf over marbled boards, spine & edges ruled in gilt; some rubbing to extremities, heads & tails of spines very sl. chipped. Ink ownership inscription on leading f.e.p. verso of vol. III reading 'Williams, Highcliff.'ESTC T143950, BL, Cambridge, Oxford only in UK; Newberry, UCLA, Yale only in N. America. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Genlis, 1746-1830, was a French author and educator who was the boyhood tutor of King Louis Philippe I. She was well-known for her innovative education techniques including practical botany walks, using lantern slides during lessons, and putting on morality plays. During her lifetime she wrote nearly 80 works, many for children and mostly of a moral nature. According to one contemporary reviewer, Rash Vows is 'rather a whimsical performance, and has less ingenuity of contrivance , than usually distinguishes the work of this author' (The British Critic and Quarterly Theological Review, vol. 14, 1799). In the 'Dedicatory Epistle' of the novel, Genlis writes that this novel is 'the most moral Romance in our language; perhaps the only one that young people, and even those whose education is far advanced, may be permitted to read'. Interestingly, Rash Vows is addressed to Lady Edward Fitzgerald and Mrs Henrietta Matthieson. Lady Edward - known as Pamela - was described as Genlis's adopted daughter, but was possibly an unacknowledged biological daughter of the author and Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans. The year before this novel was published, Lady Edward's husband was arrested for planning an uprising and subsequently died of the wounds he sustained while resisting arrest. Since her husband was considered a traitor and his estates were confiscated by the crown, Pamela fled Ireland for Hamburg - the same place Genlis had fled following her estranged husband's execution during the French Revolution.

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         Lettres historiques et critiques sur l'Italie. Avec des Notes relatives à la situation actuelle de l'Italie, et la Liste raisonnée des Tableaux et autres Monuments qui ont été apportés à Paris, de Milan, de Rome, de Venise, etc.

      Paris, Ponthieu, An VII (1799). - 3 tomes en 1 volume in-8. (2ff.blancs). VIII. 415pp. + 2ff. 455pp. + 2ff. 400pp. Demi-veau, dos lisse orné (Reliure de l'époque, charnière supérieure restaurée). Edition Originale publiée par Sérieys sur le manuscrit de l'auteur, de ces lettres que Stendhal admirait et qui n'étaient destinées à l'origine qu'à un petit cercle d'amis choisis. Charles de Brosses (1709-1777), président du Parlement de Dijon, esprit brillant et cultivé, amateur de bonne chère et bon vivant, voyagea en Italie en 1739 et 1740. Ces lettres qui furent écrites de mémoire plusieurs années après son retour en France, constituent un tour de force littéraire et l'un des témoignages les plus intéressants laissés sur l'Italie par un écrivain français. "Cet exercice de style d’une composition à froid et de seconde main n’exclut pas cependant la chaleur d’une émotion restée entière, et le plaisir qu’elle communique est le même. Le principe est simple: une étape, des lieux, une lettre. Mais un même lieu peut être raconté à différents destinataires. Il en résulte des effets polyphoniques intéressants, car de Brosses s’adresse à chacun de manière différente: avec le 'gros Blancey', amateur de plaisirs simples, de bons mots et de jolies femmes, le ton sera égrillard et le Président se révélera être un franc libertin. ( ) Les lettres à M.de Quentin, en revanche, sont d’une écriture plus austère et plus cultivée: les palais, les lieux de culte sont soigneusement recensés, et la profusion d’objets d’art ainsi décrits tourne au catalogue. C’est dire que ce journal, élaboré d’après un riche fonds de notes et de mémoires, ne prend sa véritable dimension que par la forme épistolaire. ( ) L’ensemble laisse une impression de 'choses vues', qui tient au mélange hétéroclite et au jeu des transitions lâches, de l’Opéra aux églises et des églises. aux courtisanes, chapitre qu’il 'traite à fond' d’ailleurs. Et les promenades artistiques le cèdent souvent à la chronique mondaine. On le voit, l’essentiel n’est pas seulement la peinture, même si celle-ci occupe beaucoup de place et reste un morceau de choix. L’adresse est précisément de donner à ces observations la vivacité du coup de crayon et l’inachèvement de l’ébauche, comme si, par un jeu spéculaire, la lettre devenait tableau du tableau, prenait son coloris, empruntait son trait. Les Lettres familières ressemblent donc fort à une relecture, avec ratures et corrections, d’un monumental livre d’art qui appelle de constantes rééditions: il n’y a pas une Italie, celle autant mythique que réelle, des arts et des artistes, mais une variété de lieux et d’œuvres assujettis au goût qui change et au temps qui passe" (Dictionnaire des Œuvres Littéraires Françaises). Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         The Naval Chronicle, Vol I - Vol XL.

      London: Bunney & Gold; Joyce Gold, 1799-1818. sep 22 2017. Various paginations, about 20,000 pp. in total. b/w engraved portraits, views, vignettes and maps, some folding. The Naval Chronicle is THE source for contemporary reports of the affairs of the Royal Navy during the period from the Napoleonic Wars to the War of 1812. It was published in London twice a year between 1799 and 1818. First-person accounts were contributed by officers as illustrious as Nelson, and biographies of fascinating characters like Cochrane were a staple. In addition the thousands of pages of this journal contain a wealth of historical nuggets and recondite facts. Typical issues featured lists of vessels captured and wrecked, promotions, accounts of battles, biographical sketches, articles on technological advances, and tidbits of naval gossip, as well as copper engraved portraits of officers, views of foreign ports, and charts of harbors and battles. It was a major source for Patrick O

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         The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. comprehending an account of his studies and numerous works, in chronological order; a series of his epistolary correspondence and conversations with many eminent persons; and various original pieces of his composition, never before published: the whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great-Britain, for near half a century, during which he flourished

      For Charles Dilly, 1799 - Two engraved portrait-frontispieces after Reynolds (offset to title), two engraved folding plates Two volumes Spines lightly sunned, some marking to sides and a little wear to extremities, light staining to a few leaves at end of volume I and to a greater number at end of volume II, but a very nice and attractive copy; manuscript library marks gilt at foot of spines. Johnson’s close friend Bennet Langton’s copy, inscribed on the fly-leaf to the first volume "From Bennet Langton to Bryan Waller" Contemporary red straight-grain morocco, sides with double filet gilt and roll, spines in compartments with raised bands ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt, inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt, marbled end-papers. Housed in two clamshell boxes with labels gilt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Il comento di ser Martino dall'Aja. Nel quale spiegasi a donna Berta dal Mulino un libretto, che venne alla luce nel 1792. Con l'aggiunta di un dialogo fra uno stampatore, ed un poetuzzo. Dedicato alla sublime, ed eccelsa Torre degli Asinelli, signora di cento città, e più di altre terre murate, ec. ec.

      Venezia, presso Antonio Curti, 1799, 8vo (cm. 20,5 x 14,5) cartonato coevo muto, pp. 108-(2) con una bella tavola incisa in rame in antiporta raffigurante la Torre degli Asinelli che primeggia su tutte le altre torri, simboli delle Citta' d'Italia. Stampato su carta forte ad ampi margini.

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         VOYAGE DANS L'INTÉRIEUR DE LA CHINE, ET EN TARTARIE, FAIT DANS LES ANNÉES 1792, 1793 ET 1794, PAR LORD MACARTNEY, AMBASSADEUR DU ROI D'ANGLETERRE AUPRÈS DE L'EMPEREUR DE LA CHINE [FIVE VOLUMES]

      Chez F. Buisson, Paris 1799 - 8vos., 5 volumes; VG-; spines brown, red and black labels, gilt lettering and tooling; gilt panel on front and rear board of each volume; gilt tooling on board edges; marbled endpapers; speckled text blocks; all volumes have some bumping and shelfwear, including fraying to corners, chipping to heads and tails of spines, cracking to spine edges; volume 1 lower third of spine partially detached, ffep loose; name written in ink on second front endpage of volumes 1, 3; volume 5 half of black label missing; all plates and folding maps present and in excellent condition; volume 1: half-title, plates 1-6, including frontispiece and folding map, clxxxiv, 311 pp.; volume 2: half-title, plates 7-13, 408 pp.; volume 3: half title, plates 14-27, 414, [2]pp.; volume 4: half-title, plates 28-35, 380 pp.; volume 5: half-title. 350 pp, plates 36-39, including three folding maps; shelved case 9. Dupont. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         1799 History of French Revolution Irish Rebellion Napoleon Bastille MAPS Prussia

      Manchester : Sowler & Russell, 1799. - 1799 History of French Revolution Irish Rebellion Napoleon Bastille MAPS Prussia A rare, English printing of “An Impartial History of the War”. This book discusses the origins of the French Revolution, covering all aspects of the war, both in France and in Great Britain. Other than the incredibly detailed and beautiful illustrated maps and plates, important contents include: • Napoleon Bonaparte influence on French armies and arms in Italy • Marquis de Fayette letters to national assembly and his suspected treachery • King’s seizure from the Palace of Versailles • Storming of the Bastille • Account of the Irish Rebellion • King of Prussia joins the fight against French government • Louis XVI proclamations and letters • Account of Queen of France’s execution • Terms of peace negotiations This book contains charming maps of France, Italy, and Germany as well as battle scenes, portraits, and city views. Item number: #1665 Price: $599 France An impartial history of the war : from the commencement of the Revolution in France. Containing an Accurate Description of the Sea Engagements, Sieges, Battles, Expeditions and Conquests, of The various Contending powers. Including an Account of the General Mutiny among the Seamen, at Spithead and the Nore. Together with a particular narrative of the rise, progress, and various events accompanying the Rebellion in Ireland Manchester : Sowler & Russell, 1799. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [xlviii], 844, [6] o Illustrated with 20 plates • References: ESTC T 64263; • Binding: Leather; tight & secure o Front board attached by rope cords • Language: English • Size: ~9.5in X 7.5in (24cm x 19cm) • Scare with no other examples for sale worldwide at present Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1665 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         VITAE EXCELLENTIUM IMPERATORUM

      Parma: In aedibus Palatinis, typis Bodonianis, 1799. This stately folio printing of the earliest known collection of Classical biographies bears all the hallmarks of a Bodoni imprint: beautiful, creamy paper, elegant typography, and sharp, deeply impressed printing. Giambatista 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, "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." Little is known about the life of the Roman historian Cornelius Nepos (c. 99-24 B.C.) beyond the fact that he was the friend of Cicero, Atticus, and Catullus. A number of lost works by him are mentioned by other ancient writers, some of whom quote brief passages. Of uncertain authorship but generally attributed to Nepos, the present work, in 16 books, comprises lives of famous men, including both distinguished Romans and foreigners, biographies that served for many generations as material for Latin school books because of the purity of their language. Although unreliable chronologically, the "Vitae" contain significant information not elsewhere available. The binding here matches the printing in its restrained grace, and comes from one of the longest-lived English workshops. Born in Pest, Hungary, Joseph Zaehnsdorf (1816-86) served his apprenticeship in Stuttgart, worked at a number of European locations as a journeyman, and then settled in London, where he was hired first by Westley and then by Mackenzie before opening his own workshop in 1842. His son and namesake took over the business at age 33, when the senior Joseph died, and the firm flourished under the son's leadership, becoming a leading West End bindery.. 350 x 247 mm. (13 3/4 x 9 5/8"). 1 p.l., ix, [v], 286 pp. Pleasing 19th century stiff vellum, gilt, by Zaehnsdorf (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), covers with French fillet border, flat spine with lattice-work design, blue morocco label, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. A Large Paper Copy. Front pastedown with engraved bookplate of Raphael Mauritius Bauer; front free endpaper with bookplate of Stephen D. Winkworth. Brooks 747. Just a hint of soiling to vellum, a couple of preliminary leaves with minor marginal foxing, but A VERY FINE COPY, the text clean, smooth, and bright, the margins vast, and the binding with virtually no signs of wear.This stately folio printing of the earliest known collection of Classical biographies bears all the hallmarks of a Bodoni imprint: beautiful, creamy paper, elegant typography, and sharp, deeply impressed printing. Giambatista 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, "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." Little is known about the life of the Roman historian Cornelius Nepos (c. 99-24 B.C.) beyond the fact that he was the friend of Cicero, Atticus, and Catullus. A number of lost works by him are mentioned by other ancient writers, some of whom quote brief passages. Of uncertain authorship but generally attributed to Nepos, the present work, in 16 books, comprises lives of famous men, including both distinguished Romans and foreigners, biographies that served for many generations as material for Latin school books because of the purity of their language. Although unreliable chronologically, the "Vitae" contain significant information not elsewhere available. The binding here matches the printing in its restrained grace, and comes from one of the longest-lived English workshops. Born in Pest, Hungary, Joseph Zaehnsdorf (1816-86) served his apprenticeship in Stuttgart, worked at a number of European locations as a journeyman, and then settled in London, where he was hired first by Westley and then by Mackenzie before opening his own workshop in 1842. His son and namesake took over the business at age 33, when the senior Joseph died, and the firm flourished under the son's leadership, becoming a leading West End bindery.

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         Acts of Congress

      , 1799-1800. 1799-1800. Book: Acts Passed at the First Session of the Sixth Congress of the United States, begun and held at Philadelphia [begun December 2, 1799], Childs & Swaine (?), approximately 210pp, mostly unopened, octavo, contemporary paper covers, each Act signed in print by Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, with a table of contents, joints cracked, backstrip chipped. Generally good. An important collection of Acts which includes the suspension of commerce between the United States and France, a Resolution recommending to the people to assemble and publicly testify their grief for the death of George Washington, an Act granting the franking privilege to Martha Washington, an Act establishing the mint and regulating the coins of the United States, an Act prohibiting the carrying on of the slave trade from the United States to any foreign country, and an Act for providing the second census of the inhabitants of the United States, many others.

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         \"Mejor es holgar\" - plate 73 from Los Caprichos etching Radierung grabado

      Madrid, Caleografia Nacional 1799. Original Radierung von Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) aus der Serie \'Los Caprichos\' - In Sepia gedruckt! - Aus der 5. Ausgabe, welche zwischen 1881 und 1886 von der Originalplatte gedruckt, Auflage 210 Exemplare - Blatt-Masse: ca. 20 x 27 cm - Platten-Masse: ca. 15 x 21 cm - gut erhalten. | original etching from Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) out of the series \'Los Caprichos\' from the 5th edition printed between 1881 and 1886 from the original plate, circulation 210 copies - size of sheet: circa 7.9 x 10.6 inches - size of plate: circa 5.9 x 8.3 inches - very good condition. -- \"A few sets are very well printed in sepia ink; they are clean-wiped, and there is no attempt to conceal the waer of the plates by trick printing.\" (Harris) - Ref. Harris 36-115 (= Delteil 38-117) Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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         Título de propiedad de las tierras y puentes de Santa pertenecientes al señor Dn. Pedro Abadia

      1799/1833, Lima 1799 - " XVIII century illustration of a flying bridge in Lima". 2 folding watercolor diagrams. 45, 87, [8] manuscript leaves. Folio, original vellum; dozens of separate documents bound together. .Legal documents concerning Pedro Abadia's flying bridge. This manuscript volume bears the title "Título de Propiedad de las Tierras y Puente de Santa perteneciente al Sr. Dn. Pedro Abadia 1799." Abadia was a prominent citizen of Lima. In 1843, an American consul named Richard Cleveland wrote: "No stranger of respectability ever visited Lima, without enjoying the hospitality of Don Pedro Abadia. He was eminently hospitable, urbane, and friendly" with "an influence with the Viceroy and the Cabildo, unsurpassed by any other individual in the kingdom." Much of this volume relates to an unusual bridge spanning the Rio Santa which was operated jointly by Abadia and Jose Coquette. This "puente volante," or flying bridge, was essentially a boat attached downstream from an anchor which could be moved from shore to shore by the use of a rudder. The two illustrations in this volume show the specifics of this device. vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) S.P. páginas

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         VITAE EXCELLENTIUM IMPERATORUM

      In aedibus Palatinis, typis Bodonianis, Parma 1799 - 350 x 247 mm. (13 3/4 x 9 5/8"). 1 p.l., ix, [v], 286 pp. Pleasing 19th century stiff vellum, gilt, by Zaehnsdorf (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), covers with French fillet border, flat spine with lattice-work design, blue morocco label, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. A Large Paper Copy. Front pastedown with engraved bookplate of Raphael Mauritius Bauer; front free endpaper with bookplate of Stephen D. Winkworth. Brooks 747. Just a hint of soiling to vellum, a couple of preliminary leaves with minor marginal foxing, but A VERY FINE COPY, the text clean, smooth, and bright, the margins vast, and the binding with virtually no signs of wear. This stately folio printing of the earliest known collection of Classical biographies bears all the hallmarks of a Bodoni imprint: beautiful, creamy paper, elegant typography, and sharp, deeply impressed printing. Giambatista 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, "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." Little is known about the life of the Roman historian Cornelius Nepos (c. 99-24 B.C.) beyond the fact that he was the friend of Cicero, Atticus, and Catullus. A number of lost works by him are mentioned by other ancient writers, some of whom quote brief passages. Of uncertain authorship but generally attributed to Nepos, the present work, in 16 books, comprises lives of famous men, including both distinguished Romans and foreigners, biographies that served for many generations as material for Latin school books because of the purity of their language. Although unreliable chronologically, the "Vitae" contain significant information not elsewhere available. The binding here matches the printing in its restrained grace, and comes from one of the longest-lived English workshops. Born in Pest, Hungary, Joseph Zaehnsdorf (1816-86) served his apprenticeship in Stuttgart, worked at a number of European locations as a journeyman, and then settled in London, where he was hired first by Westley and then by Mackenzie before opening his own workshop in 1842. His son and namesake took over the business at age 33, when the senior Joseph died, and the firm flourished under the son's leadership, becoming a leading West End bindery. This stately folio printing of the earliest known collection of Classical biographies bears all the hallmarks of a Bodoni imprint: beautiful, creamy paper, elegant typography, and sharp, deeply impressed printing. Giambatista 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, "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." Little is known about the life of the Roman historian Cornelius Nepos (c. 99-24 B.C.) beyond the fact that he was the friend of Cicero, Atticus, and Catullus. A number of lost works by him are mentioned by other ancient writers, some of whom quote brief passages.

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         THE PRINCIPLES OF ASTRONOMY: designed for the use of students in the University. + THE PRINCIPLES OF HYDROSTATICS: + THE PRINCIPLES OF FLUXIONS.

      Cambridge, printed by J. Burges, and sold by J. Deighton (& 4 others), 1799. 3 works in 1 volume, all by Vince and in the series "The principles of mathematics and natural philosophy". FIRST EDITION 1799. 8vo, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, diagrams in the text, pages: [4], 1- 341 plus [1], [4], 1-146, errata leaf, 1-29, [4], 1-230 [1]=corrigenda, page 159 is duplicated (Prop. XLVII), there are 2 different versions of page 160, (both showing Prop. XLVIII), the three parts are bound together in half calf over marbled boards, rebacked to style with blind rules, gilt lettered red morocco label, corners very slightly worn, old endpapers retained, inner paper hinges cracked, binding tight and firm. Pale foxing and age-browning throughout, occasional small pale mark to margins, a few neat pencil marginalia otherwise a very good copy. From 1796 Samuel Vince (1749-1821) was Plumian Professor of astronomy and experimental philosophy at Cambridge. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa:Performed under the direction and patronage of the African Association, in the years 1795, 1796 and 1797. With an appendix, containing geographical illustrations of Africa by Major Rennell

      1799 - First edition. 3 engraved folding maps, the first of these with repairs to verso. Portrait & 5 engraved plates (2 folding). 4to. Contemporary diced calf, rebacked with the original gilt back laid down.[xxviii], 372, xcii, [vi]pp. London, Park was the first European to reach the Niger. His ?Travels had an immediate success and was translated into most European languages. It has become a classic of travel literature, and it's scientific observations on the botany and the meteorology of the region. have remained of lasting value? (Printing & the Mind of Man).Cox I, 394-95; Ibrahim Hilmy II, 93; Graesse V, 136. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A Treatise of Equity. With the Addition of Marginal References and Notes: By John Fonblanque, Esq. Barrister at Law. Second [Fonblanque] Edition, with Additions. Two Volumes [complete]

      Printed for W. Clarke and Son . . . R. Noble, Printer [etc.], London 1799 - Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, new endpapers, a very clean set, with the three advertising pages in volume two; the Taussig copy Final 18th century edition of the first systematic work on modern equity and "the first coherent English treatise on contract" in John Baker's words; it was, Johnson told Boswell, "chiefly from Mr. Ballow" that the Doctor had learned what law he knew

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         A Catalogue of the Library of the Late Charles Wren, Esquire, Which will begin to be Sold at his House, on Monday, Sept. 16th, 1799, at the Prices Printed in the Catalogue, And continue Selling till the 21st [then] what remains will be Sold by Auction

      Printed by M. Angus, Newcastle 1799 - Original stabbed self wraps, untrimmed, somewhat stained, else a good copy in original state, 392 lots in 15 pages, two copies in ESTC; the Taussig copy The rare catalogue of the library of a prosperous provincial lawyer, each work single lotted, with prices both printed and in manuscript (presumably the prices realized), approximately half the works law books, the remainder primarily literature [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Publicatie. De nationale vergadering ... doet te weeten: alzo wy op heden goedgevonden hebben het octrooi voor deezen aan de Oost-Indische Compagnie deeze landen verleend, en te meermalen gecontinueerd, wederom te continueeren en te prolongeeren voor den tyd van één jaar, integaan met den eersten january en te eindigen met den laatsten december van het jaar 1799. (2) [BATAVIAN REPUBLIC]. De constitueerende vergadering ... doet te weeten: dat wij op den 20. febr. laatstleden wel vernietigd hebben het committé tot de zaaken van de colonien en bezittingen op de kust van Guinea en in Amerika, en in deszelfs plaats provisioneel daargesteld een intermediair bestuur over gem. colonien...The Hague, 's Lands drukkery, 1798. Broadside (ca. 33 x 41 cm). With a woodcut emblem of the Batavian Republic at the head of each broadside.

      Not in Knuttel; Landwehr, VOC. Ad 1: Broadside concerning the prolongation of the VOC's charter on trade in the East Indies. The texct declares the prolongation of the company's charter with another year, until 31 December 1799. With the unification of the various Dutch companies trading with the East in 1602, the Dutch government granted the new VOC monopoly over the Asian trade, as well as the powers to build forts, maintain armies and conclude treaties.In 1796 the VOC was nationalized and granted a charter, valid until 1798, to finish off current affairs. The charter ended up to be prolonged for two more times, first until December 1799, as stated in this broadside and finally until December 1800.Ad 2: Broadside proclaiming the installation of a new, intermediary board of directors dealing with the Dutch colonies and possessions along the coast of Guinea and in America (the West Indies). It further informs that the former board is annulled, and that the new board, consisting of seven members, will reside at Amsterdam and will hold its first meeting on 1 April 1798.Both broadsides are headed with the emblem of the Batavian Republic, including a personification of the Dutch Maiden and a lion holding the Batavian flag, and the Dutch translation of liberty, equality and fraternity. Ad 1 with two small holes, not affecting the text and some spots. Both broadsides very slightly wrinkled and slightly frayed along the margins, but otherwise in very good condition.

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         Travels in the interior districts of Africa: Performed under the direction and patronage of the African association, in the years 1795, 1796, and 1797. With an appendix containing Geographical illustrations of Africa by Major Rennell.

      London: Bulmer 1799 - Mit gestochenem Portrait-Frontispiz, 3 gestochenen und gefalteten Karten, 5 (2 gefalteten) Kupfertafeln und 2 gestochenen Notenblättern. XXVIII, 372 S., 1 Bl., XCII S. Ganzlederband der Zeit. - Einband berieben und bestoßen, Kapitale mit kleinen Lederstreifen überklebt, Vorderdeckel im Gelenk geklebt, Exlibris auf Vorsatz, vereinzelt gering stockfleckig, Exlibris, insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe des maßgeblichen ersten Forschungsberichts über das innere Afrikas, einem bis dahin den Europäern unbekannter Kontinent. - Im Anhang mit den "Geographical illustrations of Africa" von Rennell. - Graesse, V 136. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The School for Scandal. A Comedy

      J. Ewling, Dublin 1799 - Later piracy. vi, 93, [3] pp. 8vo. This Dublin piracy was long thought to be the first edition, and is recorded as such by Wise and Williams. Another Dublin piracy, printed in 1780 is now acknowledged as the first (cf. Nettleton & Case, British Dramatists, p. 941 & Rothschild 1845). R. Compten Rhodes, in his edition of the Plays and Poems of Sheridan ascribes a date of circa 1799 based on the use of the short "s" (cf. Rhodes, R.C. Plays & Poems of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, II, p. 171). The Ewling imprint is fictitious, as is, perhaps, the location of the printing.Sheridan's masterpiece was first performed 8 May 1777 on Drury Lane, running for twenty nights, and revived the next season for a further sixty-five performances. No authorized edition was printed in Sheridan's lifetime. This edition differs considerably from the author's manuscript and was possibly adapted from a performance.[Bound with:]OTWAY, Thomas. Otway's Tragedy of Venice Preserv'd; or, a Plot Discover'd.London: for C. Lowndes, 1795SOUMAROKOVE, Alexander. Demetrius, the Imposter; a Tragedy. London: J. Nichols and Son, 1806CUMBERLAND, Richard. False Impressions: a Comedy in Five Acts. London: for C. Dilly, 1797COLMAN, George and David GARRICK. The Clandestine Marriage, a Comedy. London: for T. Becket, 1785. Ashley V, p. 153; ESTC T762; Grolier, English 59; Rothschild 1845n; Williams, pp. 216-7. Provenance: Edward Percy Rich (bookplate) Near contemporary three-quarter tan straight-grained morocco over paste boards, flat spine gilt with two cream morocco labels. Top outer corner of title-page repaired, circular stain to lower margin of title and following two leaves, some light foxing [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Handbuch der Naturgeschichte für Deutschlands Jugend, zunächst für die obern Klassen in Bürgerschulen und für den häuslichen Unterricht. 1. Band

      Frankfurt am Main: in der Behrenschen Buchhandlung 1799 Nur 1. Band (Allgemeine Einleitung in die Naturgeschichte, das Tierreich), Pbd. der Zeit mit blauem goldgeprägten Rückenschildchen, XVI+622 Seiten und 10 Seiten des Registers, mit zahlreichen kolorierten Kupfern auf insgesamt 13 Tafeln (davon 9 zu diesem Band mit Tier-Abb., 2 mit Schmetterlingen und 2 mit Pflanzen), 12 x 19 cm, Deckel abgeschürft, Papier auf dem Rücken gerissen, innen altersbedingt stockfleckig und braunfelckig, Tafel Nr. 3 unten eingerissen und mit Papierstriefen gefestigt, sonst schön, altersgemäß guter Zustand.Naturgeschichte, Naturwissenschaften, Biologie, Naturkunde, Tierreich, Lehrbücher, Alte Drucke

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         Travels from England to India in the Year 1789;

      1799 - by the way of the Tyrol, Venice, Scandaroon, Aleppo, and over the Great Desert to Bussora; with Instructions for Travellers; and an Account of the Expence of Travelling etc., etc. 1st edition. 2 volumes. 8vo. viii,456,8pp & (ii),419,25pp. Plus 2 coloured folding maps and a folding table. Contemporary tree calf, a little edge-worn, recently rebacked in calf. Pastedown endpapers a little soiled. With the Armorial bookplate of Thomas Tyndall Jnr. in each volume. Very good. J. Carpenter. London. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Selbstbiographien berühmter Männer. Ein Pendant zu J. G. Müllers Selbstbekenntnissen. Bände 1-2 (alles Erschienene) in 2 Bänden.

      Winterthur, Steiner, 1796-1799 - XIV, 553 (recte 555) S.; XVII, IX S., 1 Bl., 392 S. 18 x 10 cm. Halblederbände der Zeit mit farbigen Rückenschildern und etwas Rückenvergoldung (etwas berieben und bestoßen). Erste Ausgabe. – Goedeke IV/1, 593 – Hamberger-Meusel VII, 479 (Band I) und X, 668 (Band II). – Band I: Thuanus. Band II: Joh. Valentin Andreä nebst Beilagen. – Zu I: Jacques-Auguste de Thou (Thouanus; 1553-1617) verfasste ein monumentales Werk zur französischen Geschichte, “Historia mei temporis 1543-1607″, das wegen seiner Integrität und Unvoreingenommenheit als das bedeutendste Werk der Geschichtsschreibung der Renaissance gilt. Mit einer "vorläufigen Nachricht von dem Präsidenten Jak. Aug. von Thou und seiner Selbstbiographie" als Einleitung. – Zu II: Johann Valentin Andreae (1586-1654), Theologe, Schriftsteller und Mathematiker mit großem Einfluss auf den württembergischen Protestantismus. Er gilt als einer der Urheber der Rosenkreuzer-Legende. Kirchenhistoriker sehen in ihm einen Vorboten der Aufklärung und Vorläufer des Pietismus. - David Christoph Seybold (1747-1804) war Professor der Philosophie, später der klassischen Literatur. Weitere Bände der “Selbstbiographien” sind nicht erschienen. – Beide Bände gering fleckig bzw. leicht gebräunt, Band 1 mit winzigen Wurmgängen im weißen Rand. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         VOYAGE DANS L'INTÉRIEUR DE LA CHINE, ET EN TARTARIE, FAIT DANS LES ANNÉES 1792, 1793 ET 1794, PAR LORD MACARTNEY, AMBASSADEUR DU ROI D'ANGLETERRE AUPRÈS DE L'EMPEREUR DE LA CHINE [FIVE VOLUMES]

      Paris: Chez F. Buisson, 1799. Second [Seconde] Edition. 8vos., 5 volumes; VG-; spines brown, red and black labels, gilt lettering and tooling; gilt panel on front and rear board of each volume; gilt tooling on board edges; marbled endpapers; speckled text blocks; all volumes have some bumping and shelfwear, including fraying to corners, chipping to heads and tails of spines, cracking to spine edges; volume 1 lower third of spine partially detached, ffep loose; name written in ink on second front endpage of volumes 1, 3; volume 5 half of black label missing; all plates and folding maps present and in excellent condition; volume 1: half-title, plates 1-6, including frontispiece and folding map, clxxxiv, 311 pp.; volume 2: half-title, plates 7-13, 408 pp.; volume 3: half title, plates 14-27, 414, [2]pp.; volume 4: half-title, plates 28-35, 380 pp.; volume 5: half-title. 350 pp, plates 36-39, including three folding maps; shelved case 9. Dupont.

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         Eigenh. (?) Schriftstück.

      O. O. u. D. - 16 SS. 8vo. Genäht. Betitelt "Es ist traurig aber war! Von J. B. Moser [Johann Baptist Moser, Volkssänger 1799-1863]". - Wilhelm Wiesberg spielte in Kinderkomödien im Wiener Theater in der Josefstadt und war Mitarbeiter der Zeitschriften Figaro, Kikeriki, Zeitgeist und Der Floh. Nachdem er seine Stellung nach dem Börsenkrach 1873 verloren hatte, wurde er Volkssänger. - Durchgehend etwas gebräunt und knittrig. Mit Notiz in Bleistift "Geschrieben von Wilh. Wiesberg / Von dessen Witwe erhalten am 4/9 1922".

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        VOYAGE DANS L'INTÉRIEUR DE LA CHINE, ET EN TARTARIE, FAIT DANS LES ANNÉES 1792, 1793 ET 1794, PAR LORD MACARTNEY, AMBASSADEUR DU ROI D'ANGLETERRE AUPRÈS DE L'EMPEREUR DE LA CHINE [FIVE VOLUMES]

      Paris: Chez F. Buisson, 1799. Second [Seconde] Edition. 8vos., 5 volumes; VG-; spines brown, red and black labels, gilt lettering and tooling; gilt panel on front and rear board of each volume; gilt tooling on board edges; marbled endpapers; speckled text blocks; all volumes have some bumping and shelfwear, including fraying to corners, chipping to heads and tails of spines, cracking to spine edges; volume 1 lower third of spine partially detached, ffep loose; name written in ink on second front endpage of volumes 1, 3; volume 5 half of black label missing; all plates and folding maps present and in excellent condition; volume 1: half-title, plates 1-6, including frontispiece and folding map, clxxxiv, 311 pp.; volume 2: half-title, plates 7-13, 408 pp.; volume 3: half title, plates 14-27, 414, [2]pp.; volume 4: half-title, plates 28-35, 380 pp.; volume 5: half-title. 350 pp, plates 36-39, including three folding maps; shelved case 9. Dupont.

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