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        An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations in Three Volumes. Ninth Edition. Volumes I, II, III Complete.

      Printed for A Strahan and T Cadell Jun and W Davies in the Strand, London, 1799, Full-Leather, Book Condition: GoodSize: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, Full-leather covers with two title labels on each spine. Volume I is xii + 499pp [blank endpaper, title, blank verso, 4 page advertisements for third and fourth editions, 4 contents pages, 499 text pages, blank verso to last printed page, 2 blank endpaper sheets at rear - contents are books I and chapters I and II of book II]. Volume II is vi + 518pp + 5 page appendix [blank endpaper, title, blank verso, 4 contents pages, 518 numbered pages, unpaginated appendix of 5 pages, blank verso, 2 blank endpaper sheets at rear. Contents are Book II chapter III to end of book IV chapter VIII ] Volume III is vii + 465pp + 49 page index [2 blank endpapers, title, blank verso, 3 contents pages, blank verso, 465 pages. blank verso, 49 page index, page of other works by the author, 2 blank endpaper sheets at rear. Contents are book IV chapter IX plus book V]. Some rubbing and surface wear to covers, leather joints cracking though still firmly attached, small chips and some to edges of spine labels (see scans). Owner bookplates to front stuckdown and first free endpaper of each volume, owner name on title page and front stuckdown. Toning mostly confined to endpapers, pages very well attached. Extensive extra photographs available. Complete early copy of this extremely important text. First published in 1776, The Wealth of Nations is the economics equivalent of biology's Origin of Species or physics' Principia Mathematica. 2kg unpacked weight.

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        1799 Timothy Pickering Autographed Letter Signed

      1799 - Timothy Pickering (1745-1829) was a Massachusetts statesman; he served as Postmaster General, Secretary of War, and Secretary of State before becoming a senator and then a member of the House of Representatives. This letter, written while Pickering was Secretary of State, is addressed to George Simpson, Cashier of the First Bank of the United States. Pickering asks if his son truly has to go to Philadelphia to transfer some stock certificates, or if it could be done by an attorney acting as a substitute. "He expected to proceed to Philadelphia but if it can be dispensed with, I should prefer it." Written on a single sheet of 8" x 9 3/4" paper, addressed on the verso. Separation along three of the fold lines, repaired on the verso with archival tape. Several small nicks and tears to the margins, most also repaired on the verso with archival tape -- one repaired tear does run through the "ring" at the end of the signature. A small piece is missing from the lower right corner. With the repairs, the condition is very good. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Arthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the Year 1793. By the Author of Wieland; and Ormond, or the Secret Witness

      Philadelphia: Printed and Published by H. Maxwell. 1799. First Edition. Hardcover. vi (but actually iv), 224pp. Modern brown mottled half calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands and decorated and lettered in gold. With the misspelled name on page 108. This was the first part of a Gothic romance by the first US professional writer (the second part was published in 1800). "CBB [Charles Brockden Brown] is perhaps of more importance for his transmutation of the US wilderness, in a novel like Arthur Mervyn (1798-9), into a hallucinated labyrinth-like landscape; and for his extremely early use of a city like Philadelphia, in the same novel, in passages that convey a sense of genuine urban fantasy. His influence on 19th century writers like Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe was very considerable." The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, eds. Clute and Grant, 1997, p. 143. Text block is age-toned, scattered foxing throughout, professional mends to the edges of the last four leaves. A very good+ copy. BAL 1498. Wright I.418. ; Octavo .

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        Message from the President of the United States, Accompanying Sundry Papers Relative to the Affairs of the United States with the French Republic

      (Philadelphia): Published by order of the House of Representatives. 1799. First. First edition. Self-wrappers. 123(1)pp. Tiny owner name front wrap, which is lacking the top 1", probably in order to remove another name, rear wrap a little tattered, with a couple of tiny archival repairs, corners of front wrap a little worn, still a pleasing, about very good example of a fragile pamphlet, largely consisting of the correspondence of Elbridge Gerry, the American minister at Paris, with the French government. Gerry was one of three commissioners sent to negotiate a peace with the French, who were incensed at Jay's Treaty with Great Britain. The French foreign minister, Tallyrand, refused to negotiate unless he was bribed (X,Y, and Z were code names for intermediaries in the bribery scheme), and the mission was suspended, in turn incensing American Federalists. An important and attractive pamphlet from a crucial period in American foreign relations. .

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        Avis aux Citoyens. L'Administration centrale du Département de la Meuse prévient ses Concitoyens, que la Foire de Beaucaire est fixée au 4 Thermidor de chaque année [ Publicité pour la foire de Beaucaire, Gard, affichée en 1799 dans la Meuse ] "Les Autorités constituées du département du Gard promettent aux Citoyens, que leur comerce appellera à cette foire tranquillité, sûreté & protection pour leur personne & leurs propriétés"

      Briflot 1799 - 1 affiche au format 42 x 34 cm, Chez Briflot, A Bar-sur-Ornin, s.d. (circa 1799) : Avis aux Citoyens. L'Administration centrale du Département de la Meuse prévient ses Concitoyens, que la Foire de Beaucaire est fixée au 4 Thermidor de chaque année [ Publicité pour la foire de Beaucaire, Gard, affichée en 1799 dans la Meuse ] "Les Autorités constituées du département du Gard promettent aux Citoyens, que leur comerce appellera à cette foire tranquillité, sûreté & protection pour leur personne & leurs propriétés" Rare affiche en bel état, "imprimée en exécution de l'arrêté du Département de la Meuse, du 16 Floréal, An VII de la République Française". Rare témoignage de l'importance de la grande foire de Beaucaire, qui se tenait à partir du 22 juillet. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Histoire de Mathematiques. Hier in 4 Bänden komplett ! Histoire de Mathematiques. Dans laquelle on rend compte de leurs progres depuis leur origine jusqu'a nos jours; ou l'on expose le tableau et le developpement des principales decouvertes, dans toutes les parties des Mathematiques, les contestations qui se sont elevees entre les Mathematiciens, et les principaux traits de la vie des plus celebres. Nouvelle edition, considerabliment augmentee, et prolongee jusque vers l'epoque actuelle.,

      Paris, Henri Agasse, 1799 - 4°, Band 1.: VII, 739 Seiten mit einem Titelportait und 12 faltbaren Kupfertafeln im Anhang. Einband best. und Rücken mit kleiner Fehlstelle. / Band 2.: 717 Seiten mit 14 faltbaren Kupfertafeln im Anhang. Hinterer Buchdeckel lose und Rücken liegt lose bei. / Band 3.: VIII, 832 Seiten und 17 faltbaren Kupfertafeln im Anhang. Einband ber. und best. / Band 4.: 688 Seiten mit einem Titelportrait und 2 faltbaren Kupfertafeln im Anhang. Einband best. und Rücken faßt lose sonst guter Zustand - Betitelte OHalbledereinbände. 1799 - 1802 ! Die Bände könnten einheitlich neu eingebunden werden, sie sind Innen in sehr schönen Zustand ! Histoire de Mathematiques. Dans laquelle on rend compte de leurs progres depuis leur origine jusqu'a nos jours; ou l'on expose le tableau et le developpement des principales decouvertes, dans toutes les parties des Mathematiques, les contestations qui se sont elevees entre les Mathematiciens, et les principaux traits de la vie des plus celebres. Nouvelle edition, considerabliment augmentee, et prolongee jusque vers l'epoque actuelle. b77923 Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 6500

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        A Group of Carnations (Second State)

      London - Thornton, Dr. Robert John. "A Group of Carnations (Second State)." Aquatint, mezzotint and stipple engravings finished by hand from "Temple of Flora; or Garden of Nature (folio)." London; 1799-1807. Approximate paper size 20 3/8 x 15 7/8 inches. Good condition. Arader Galleries has offered the best quality prints for over 40 years. Our prints have full margins, great color, and no restoration. Dr. Robert Thornton was determined that his country produce the greatest series of botanical illustrations of all time, and his Temple of Flora is unsurpassed as a botanical document of the Romantic era. Thornton assembled the finest flower painters to paint the original designs that served as the basis for the engravings, and no expense was spared in their production. They are the first botanicals to include landscape backgrounds laden with symbolic, sentimental, and dramatic elements. It is the forceful stylization of flowers, as well as their historical, allegorical and/or fanciful backgrounds, that place the Temple of Flora among the greatest botanical books of all time. This work was first issued in parts between the years 1799 and l807. Thornton intended the work as a pictorial celebration, accompanied by prose and verse text, of the classification system of Linnaeus. He employed the artists Peter Henderson, Philipp Reinagle, and others to paint the plants, each in an exotic and romantic setting. Abraham Pether contributed the ¿moon-light¿ accompanying the plate of the night-blowing cereus. Thornton exhausted his fortune on the book's production, but in the process he created one of the most beautiful and distinctive works of botanical art of the modern era. Arader Galleries stocks the largest inventory in the world of Natural history watercolors, engravings, woodcuts, lithographs, color plate books and reference books on this subject. It is our firm intention never to be undersold.

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        Indian Reed

      London: Dr. Thornton 1799 - Dr. Robert John Thornton (c.1765-1832) Illustrated plate from Temple of Flora London: Dr. Thornton, 1799-1807 Hand-colored engraving 32” x 37” framed Dr. Robert Thornton was determined that his country produce the greatest series of botanicalillustrations of all time, and his Temple of Flora is unsurpassed as a botanical document of the Romantic era. Thornton assembled the finest flower painters to paint the original designs that served as the basis for the engravings, and no expense was spared in their production. They are the first botanicals to include landscape backgrounds laden with symbolic, sentimental, and dramatic elements. It is the forceful stylization of flowers, as well as their historical, allegorical and/or fanciful backgrounds, that place the Temple of Flora among the greatest botanical books of all time. The work was first issued in parts between 1799 and l807. Thornton intended the work as a pictorial celebration, accompanied by prose and verse text, of the classification system of Linnaeus. He employed the artists Peter Henderson, Philipp Reinagle, and others to paint the plants, each in an exotic and romantic setting. Thornton exhausted his fortune on the book’s production, but in the process he created one of the most beautiful and distinctive works of botanical art of the modern era.

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        The American Cowslip

      London - Thornton, Dr. Robert John. "The American Cowslip." Aquatint, mezzotint and stipple engravings finished by hand from "Temple of Flora; or Garden of Nature (folio)." London; 1799-1807. Approximate paper size 20 3/8 x 15 7/8 inches. Good condition. Arader Galleries has offered the best quality prints for over 40 years. Our prints have full margins, great color, and no restoration. Dr. Robert Thornton was determined that his country produce the greatest series of botanical illustrations of all time, and his Temple of Flora is unsurpassed as a botanical document of the Romantic era. Thornton assembled the finest flower painters to paint the original designs that served as the basis for the engravings, and no expense was spared in their production. They are the first botanicals to include landscape backgrounds laden with symbolic, sentimental, and dramatic elements. It is the forceful stylization of flowers, as well as their historical, allegorical and/or fanciful backgrounds, that place the Temple of Flora among the greatest botanical books of all time. This work was first issued in parts between the years 1799 and l807. Thornton intended the work as a pictorial celebration, accompanied by prose and verse text, of the classification system of Linnaeus. He employed the artists Peter Henderson, Philipp Reinagle, and others to paint the plants, each in an exotic and romantic setting. Abraham Pether contributed the ¿moon-light¿ accompanying the plate of the night-blowing cereus. Thornton exhausted his fortune on the book's production, but in the process he created one of the most beautiful and distinctive works of botanical art of the modern era. Arader Galleries stocks the largest inventory in the world of Natural history watercolors, engravings, woodcuts, lithographs, color plate books and reference books on this subject. It is our firm intention never to be undersold.

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        Tracts on the Subject of an Union Between Great Britain and Ireland ( Volume 3 )

      Numerous Publishers, Dublin 1799 - The first printing of volume number three of this collection of tracts concerning the proposal for a legislative Union between the countries of Ireland and Great Britain. This volume collects fifteen tracts. ( the entire set of tracts related to William Pitt's obviously controversial proposal consists of 112 volumes and is quite rare in a complete state. ) The fifteen volumes are, as follows;(1) Proceedings of a Meeting of the Bankers and Merchants of Dublin. Convened by the Right Hon. Lord Mayor. Dublin 1798. 15 pages. (2) An Answer to the Pamphlet, Containing Arguments for and Against a Union. Addressed to Edward Cooke, Secretary of War. by Pemberton Rudd, Barrister at Law. Letter the Second. Dublin 1799. 33 pages. (3) Union or Separation, Of Two Evils, Choose the Least. By R. F. Dublin 1798. 40 pages. (4) Verbum Sabienti, or a New Reason for Thinking that it is Imprudent to Oppose and Difficult to Prevent the Projected Union. No author. Dublin 1798. 14 pages. (5) To Be Or Not To Be, That is the Question. Dublin 1799. 31 pages. (6) A Reply to the Memoire of Theobald McKenna Esq. on Some Questions Touching the Projected Union of Great Briatain and Ireland. By Molyneux, Dublin 1799. 36 pages. (7) A Reply to the Gentleman Who Has Published a Pamphlet, Entitled Arguments for and Against an Union. In Which Mr. McKenna's Memoire is Taken Into Consideration. By Isaac Burke Bethel, Esq. Barrister at Law, Dublin 1799. 30 pages. (8) Keep Up the Spirits, or Huzza for the Empire !! Being a Fair Argumentative Defence of an Union, Addressed to the People of Ireland. By a Citizen of the Isle of Man. Dublin 1799. 27 pages. (9) An Impartial View of the Causes Leading this Country to the Necessity of an Union in Which the Two Leading Characters of the State are Contrasted and in Which is Contained a Reply to Cease Your Funning and Mr. Jebb. Dublin 1799. 53 pages. (10) A Letter to the Electors of Ireland on the Projected Measure of an Union with Some Friendly Hints to the Borough patrons of Ireland. By a Freeholder. Dublin 1799. 16 pages. (11) A Letter to Theobald McKenna Esq. Ocassioned by a Publication Entitled a Memoire on Some Questions Respecting the Projected Union. By John Hamilton, Esq. Dublin 1799. 60 pages. (12) Unconnected Hints and Loose Ideas Upon the Union, with Two Propositions. by a Mimber. Dublin 1799 33 pages. (13) More Thoughts on an Union. Dublin 1799. 15 pages. (14) A Demonstration of the Necessity of a Legislative Union of Great Britain and Ireland. A Refutation of Every Argument Which has Been or Can be Urged Against That Measure. by a Philosopher. Dublin 1799. 40 pages. (15) Proceedings at a Meeting of the Gentlemen, Clergy and Freeholders of the County of Dublin on Friday January the 4th, 1799. To Take Into Consideration the Measure of a Legislative Union Between the Country and Great Britain. Alexander Kirkpatrick, Esq. in Which is a Correct Report of Mr. Spencer's Speech. Dublin 1799. 28 pages. In contemporaneous binding - leather to spine and corners and boards. Darker brown leather spine label ' Pamphlets on the Union ' and a black leather label stating ' Vol. 3 '. A very good copy with some wear to the leather and boards. Published in 1798 and 1799, with a variety of printers/publishers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire abrégée des Insectes, dans laquelle ces Animaux sont rangés suivant un ordre méthodique.

      Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée, & augmentée d'un Supplément considérable. Paris, Calixte-Volland, Rémont, An VII (1799). 2 volumes. 4to (245 x 190mm). pp. xxviii, 556, with 1 folded table and 10 engraved handcoloured folded plates; pp. 744, with 12 handcoloured folded engraved plates. Contemporary calf, covers with gilt ornamented borders, gilt ornamented spines with 2 black labels and gilt lettering (volume one ends of spine a bit chipped). Second edition, coloured issue. The title of the first edition (1762) mentions that the insects were collected in the Paris area "...des insectes qui se trouvent aux environs de Paris...", a fact which was omitted in the title of the second edition. "... Geoffroy published a work on the insects of the Paris area in which he used new criteria of classification: absence or presence, number, form and texture of the wings; and distribution of the various orders according to the number of tarsomeres in the tarsi. The latter criterion attracted the attention of Linnaeus, who often quoted Geoffroy." (D.B.S. V, pp. 355). The plates are finely hand-coloured. An attractively bound copy./ /Nissen ZBI, 1522.

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        An Autograph Letter by the founder of English Unitarianism, Theophilus Lindsey

      Unpublished Manuscript, Unpublished 1799 - (16.5x7.5cm) A handwritten letter in brown ink by the first minister of an overtly Unitarian Church in England, the Rev'd Theophilus Lindsey, mentioning his great friend the chemist and fellow preacher, Joseph Priestley. The note has been mounted on an album page with Vandrimini's portrait of Lindsey laid down above. The letter which is written in the third person 'returns Mr Philips's letter, with many thanks for his obliging attention' and continues with further thanks for 'the opportunity of conveying in his parcel to Dr Priestley the small packet sent with this.' Evidently Lindsey included with this note a parcel which Philips was intending to send on to Priestley in Pennsylvania where he was then living. Joseph Priestley and Lindsey had become friends decades earlier when Priestley was ministering at Mill Hill Chapel in Leeds and the two men remained close for the rest of their lives, exchanging dozens of letter and occasionally preaching for each other when they both had London congregations. Lindsey is credited as the first leader of an overtly Unitarian chapel in England with Priestley to be found seated among his first ever congregation. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this archive. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Message from the President of the United States, Accompanying Sundry Papers Relative to the Affairs of the United States with the French Republic

      (Philadelphia): Published by order of the House of Representatives. 1799. First. First edition. Self-wrappers. 123(1)pp. Tiny owner name front wrap, which is lacking the top 1", probably in order to remove another name, rear wrap a little tattered, with a couple of tiny archival repairs, corners of front wrap a little worn, still a pleasing, about very good example of a fragile pamphlet, largely consisting of the correspondence of Elbridge Gerry, the American minister at Paris, with the French government. Gerry was one of three commissioners sent to negotiate a peace with the French, who were incensed at Jay's Treaty with Great Britain. The French foreign minister, Tallyrand, refused to negotiate unless he was bribed (X,Y, and Z were code names for intermediaries in the bribery scheme), and the mission was suspended, in turn incensing American Federalists. An important and attractive pamphlet from a crucial period in American foreign relations. .

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        The Psalms of David, imitated in the language of the New Testament. And applied to the Christian state and worship

      William Butler, Northampton 1799 - 8vo, pp. 233; title within woodcut border, text in double column; original full sheep, rubbed and worn, but sound. Early American bookplate of Lemuel Dady (partially peeled), and his ownership inscription on the front free endpaper.This version of Watts' Psalms of David was first published in 1785 in Hartford. The "Advertisement to the Reader" (p. 2- 3) was written by Joel Barlow, who revised and supplemented the 1785 edition for the American market. See BAL 860. Evans 35196

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        Nihon Sankai Meisan Zue [Illustrations of the Noted Products of Mountain and Sea].

      Osaka, Shioya Chobei, 11th year of Kansei, 1799. 5 volumes. 8vo (250 x 175mm). With double-page woodblock illustrations throughout. Contemporary stitched blue limp covers (edges a bit worn). Rare, particularly as a complete set, as here. The author is not named, but Kimura Kokyo, who wrote the preface, was a wealthy brewer of sake in Osaka, also known by his literary name of Kenkado. The work describes and depicts the technology and industry of sake production, various forms of fishing including for giant squid, other forms of hunting, trapping, bee-keeping, porcelain and textile manufacture, quarrying and lime production, and other subjects. The last volume ends with busy scenes of commerce and Dutch galleons, alluding to the export trade.

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        Einleitung zu seinem Entwurf eines Systems der Naturphilosophie. Oder: Ueber den Begriff der spekulativen Physik und die innere Organisation eines Systems dieser Wissenschaft, Erster Entwurf eines Systems der Naturphilosophie. Zum Behuf seiner Vorlesungen

      Gabler, Jena und Leipzig 1799 - Einleitung zu seinem Entwurf eines Systems der Naturphilosophie. Oder: Ueber den Begriff der spekulativen Physik und die innere Organisation eines Systems dieser Wissenschaft - zuzammen mit - Erster Entwurf eines Systems der Naturphilosophie. Zum Behuf seiner Vorlesungen. Beide Titel in seltene erster Ausgabe. Der 24jährige Schelling erhielt in 1798 in Jena eine Professur. Der Beginn seiner Lehrtätigkeit dort "ist ausgezeichnet durch eine philosphische Symbiose, wie sie in Schellings Leben kein zweites Mal mehr möglich wird" (Sandkühler, S. 68). Binden: pappenband der Zeit. Größe: 8vo, (4)-x-321-(1)/(2)-83-(1) pp. Zustand: Berieben und Kanten bestoßen, durchgehend mehr oder weniger braunfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Monatlicher Staats-Courier durch ganz Europa

      Johann Gottfried Baumann und Marie Elisabeth Lorenz 1799-1801, Zittau - Octavo. 192, 192, 192, [8]pp. Original paper covered boards. All edges red. Illustrated woodcut engraving on each title-page. Fascinating and scarce monthly newspaper published in Zittau (Saxony), and bringing news from all over Europe. This volume contains the complete 36 issues published between January 1799 and December 1801. As such, the Staats-Courier is a truly amazing witness to war-torn Europe. Some of its dispatches reveal news such as Napoleon Bonaparte's coup d'état, and the stunning French military victories that followed (Hohenlinden, Marengo). 8-page supplement on the signing of the Luneville treaty, which put an end to the war between the French republic against Austria and its allies, bound in at rear. Some edge wear on binding with heavy rubbing along edges, corners and joints. Rear board and spine detached from book block, but front board holding. Contemporary previous owner's inscription on free front endpaper. Blind stamp on fly leaf. Minor sporadic foxing throughout. Page 71/72 of the may 1801 issue partly missing. Text in German, gothic script. Binding in overall poor, interior in good to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [The Reception, a Play, in Three Acts]

      Plymouth [England]: Printed by P. Nettleton. 1799. First. First edition. Stitched wrappers. 57pp. About half of the front wrap torn away, removing most of the title, stain at the margins of last few leaves, rear leaf a bit worn, a fair copy. Rare satiric play by an English naval chaplain. OCLC locates a single copy, at the Huntington Library; COPAC adds a copy in Birmingham. ESTC t095937. .

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        A Summary of History of New-England, from the First Settlement at Plymouth, to the Acceptance of the Federal Constitution. Comprehending a General Sketch of the American War

      Dedham, MA: Printed for the Author by H. Mann and J. H. Adams. 1799. First Edition. Hardcover. 513pp + list of subscribers. Contemporary full calf, spine with red morocco label lettered in gold. Fairly worn extremities, boards rubbed, scattered foxing throughout. With the bookplate of the Malden Social Library on the rear pastedown endpaper. Still a good copy of this work by the first American professional woman writer. Howes A50.; Octavo .

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        Überflüssiges Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1800.

      Hamburg. Fr. Perthes. [1799]. Engraved frontispiece and title + [8] + 6 engraved prospects + VIII + 230 pp. Contemporary marmor. paperbinding. Binding marked of use

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        Illustratio iconographica insectorum quae in musaeis parisinis observavit et in lucem edidit Joh. Christ. Fabricius praemissis ejusdem descriptionibus; accedunt species plurimae, vel minus aut nondum cognitae. [Parts I-III] (complete).

      . Paris, Petrus Didot Major, Anno VII [1799], X (1801), XII (1804). Three parts in three. Large 4to (ca. 33 x 25 cm). 142 pp., 30 fine hand-coloured plates. Uniform half cloth (part I slightly taller) over marbled boards, gilt titles on spines.* A rare and important series on insects (and some arachnids) in the collection of the Museum d'Histoire naturelle in Paris by Antoine Jean Coquebert de Montbret (1753-1825). Rare, especially in a complete state, as is this set, all the more because most of the stock was destroyed in a fire (Hagen p. 137). Boards rather rubbed, front flyleaf to part II absent, occasionally browned and foxed, one tear in one leaf (not reaching the text), marginal repair to one plate, blindstamp on some text leaves and on three plates, touching figures, otherwise a good, complete set of this finely illustrated work. Hagen I, p. 137; Horn-Schenkling, 3830; Nissen ZBI, 957..

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        GLI EDIFICJ ANTICHI DI ROMA

      Bound in full contemporary vellum with morocco spine label. ND (1799). 1st edition. hb. Larger 8vo, . The title continues: "Ricercati nelle loro piante, e restituiti alla pristina magnificenza secondo Palladio, Desgodetz, ed altri piu recenti con l'aggiunta di qualche modern fabrica as uso degli artisti, e de'viaggiatori". Contains 81 of 82 copper engravings by Tomasso Piroli of various ancient Roman buildings, temples, and monuments, such as the Coliseum, the Pantheon, the Obelisks etc., drawn to scale, showing scale in both Roman palms and French feet. Typically, there are several external profiles and one or two interior plans. Each engraving is very finely executed and shows little foxing to the image (although such is present in the margins), and measures approximately 8 x 12 cm. There are a few neat, pencilled, notations in the margins of some of the plates, and one blank rear page is fully annotated in pencil. There is also a nicely executed drawing, in pencil, on the (blank) reverse of plate 59, of a portion of plate 60. As is typical, the vellum binding is soiled, and has caused the boards to bow a bit. The joints are beginning to crack, but the binding remains tight. Early ink inscription on the top right of the title page. Eight pages of text, containing mainly the description of the plates. .

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        ST. LEON: A TALE OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY

      London: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row,. 1799-1800. 12mo, four volumes: pp. [1-2] [i] ii-xii [1] 2-331 [332: blank]; [1-2] [1] 2-331 [332: blank]; [1-2] [1] 2-286; [1-2] [1] 2-336,. early nineteenth century full calf, spine panels tooled in gold, brown title labels.. All volumes lack half title leaves, volume three lacks N12, a leaf of. ads. Binding extremities worn, some cracking and rubbing along outer. joints, spine labels for volumes three and four missing. Internally a. fine, clean copy. (#95162). First edition, second printing of volume one, which is dated 1800 and marked "second edition" on the title page; first printings of the other volumes, all with title pages dated 1799. A well-known Gothic novel by the father of Mary Shelley first published in 1799. "... well worth reading ... an obvious source for much that recurs in FRANKENSTEIN." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 700. "A fundamental novel for the occult tradition: elixir of life, Wandering Jew, etc. See my study of Bulwer's ZANONI in Strange Stories, pp. 159-232." - Wolff, XIX Century Fiction, vol. II, p. 130. "Inferior to CALEB WILLIAMS (1794) in both psychodrama and internalized Gothic effects, ST. LEON represents Godwin's ill-advised attempt to write a more traditional type of Gothic novel." - Frank, The First Gothics 140. "ST. LEON is remembered now rather for its position in the history of the novel than for any intrinsic charm. Godwin was the first to embody in a romance of ideas of the Rosicrucians which inspired Bulwer Lytton's ZICCI, ZANONI and A STRANGE STORY." - Birkhead, The Tale of Terror, pp. 111-6. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 1-30. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 1-33. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 899. Summers, A Gothic Bibliography, p. 493. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 1- 129. Bleiler (1978), p. 83. Reginald 06072. Wolff 2589.

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        View of Goodrich Castle on the River Wye

      Published by F. Jukes, London 1799 - Hand-coloured aquatint. Very good condition apart from some light soiling and a few tiny foxing marks in the left margin. A fine view of the 12th-century red sandstone Goodrich Castle, from "Series of Views on the River Wye" by Francis Jukes, one of the greatest English exponents of the art of aquatint, after a work by the landscape painter Edward Dayes. Francis Jukes was a prolific engraver, who was chiefly known for his topographical prints, the bulk of which he executed in aquatint. He contributed numerous plates to various publications including Walmsley's Views in North Wales (1792-4) and Campbell's A Journey in Scotland (1802) and collaborated on several projects with the engraver and publisher Robert Pollard. The ruins of the medieval castle are in Goodrich, Herefordshire, though it is relatively incidental to Jukes' landscape, which is an extraordinarily rich harmony of grays, greens and browns. Cf. Dictionary of National Biography ; cf. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland 545.

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        A Brief Vindication of the Rights of the British Legislature; In Answer to Some Positions Advanced in a Pamphlet, Intitled, "Thoughts on the English Government, Letter the Second," [etc.] [with the half-title not noted in RLIN]

      Printed by Luke Hansard . . . for T. Payne, at the Mews-Gate, London 1799 - Modern wraps, a very little dusty, but a good clean copy; 41 pages Only edition of the last work of Wooddeson, whose abilities have bracketed him with Blackstone, and who indeed held the Vinerian chair at Oxford as Blackstone did, "a remarkable production" responding to John Reeve's ultra-monarchist sentiments [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lotto di 28 bandi ufficiali promulgati dalla "Reggenza provvisoria della Città e Stato di Lucca" tra il luglio 1799 e il giugno 1800. Stampa a cura di Filippo Maria Benedini. 1799-1800.

      - Documenti originali, in vario formato e in barbe, assai ben conservati. Il lotto comprende: 1) "Avviso al pubblico" (Trasporto degli ammalati, 1799); 2) "Notificazione" (Compilazione dei processi, senza data); 3) "Notificazione" (Nomina di Francesco Melchiorre Di Poggio alla carica di Commissario Interino di Giustizia e Polizia, 27/7/1799); 4) "Notificazione" (Denuncia dei delitti, 30/7/1799, a firma Giuseppe Remigi); 5) "Notificazione" (Ricerca di avena e vettovaglie per le truppe, 31/7/1799, a firma Pietro Calandrini); 6) "Notificazione" (Esposizione dell'augustissimo Sacramento, 1/8/1799, a firma Pietro Calandrini); 7) "Notificazione" (Richieste di contributi al clero, 17/8/1799, a firma Salvatore Dalli); 8) "Benedizione alle armi vincenti" (28/8/1799, a firma Nicolao Cristofani); 9) "Espulsione dei forestieri" (5/9/1799, a firma Sebastiano Puccinelli); 10) "Notificazione" (Debiti del clero, 9/9/1799, a firma Filippo Sardi); 11) "Notificazione" (Ricerca di letti, lenzuola e coperte, 16/10/1799, a firma Pitero Calandrini); 12) "Proclama" (Sospensione leggi Governo Democratico, 17/10/1799, a firma Pietro Calandrini); 13) "Ordine" (Straordinaria imposizione generale, dicembre 1799, a firma Bonaventura Nicolao Biscotti); 14) "Sollecitazioni religiose" (12/12/1799, a firma Filippo Sardi); 15) "Notificazione" (proroga pagamenti tasse, 16/1/1800, a firma Bonaventura Nicolao Biscotti); 16) "Notificazione" (Preghiere in favore del nuovo governo, 23/1/1800, a firma Nicolao Cristofani); 17) "Notificazione" (Pagamento delle imposte, 25/1/1800, a firma Bonaventura Nicolao Biscotti); 18) "Notificazione" (Scadenze per pagamenti tasse, 31/1/1800, a firma Bonaventura Nicolao Biscotti); 19) "Notificazione" (Esposizione del Crocifisso de' Bianchi, 2/2/1800, a firma Pietro Calandrini); 20) "Notificazione (Richieste di ricevute pagamenti, 9/2/1800, a firma Girolamo Giuliani); 21) "Notificazione" (Scioglimento Guardia Urbana, 10/2/1800, a firma Pietro Calandrini); 22) Dispensa dalla astinenza quaresimale (20/2/1800, a firma Filippo Sardi); 23) Giuramento circa la disponibilità di generi alimentari (1/3/1800, a firma Salvatore Dalli); 24) "Notificazione" (Saldo pagamenti insoluti, 2/4/1800, a firma Bonaventura Nicolao Biscotti); 25) "Proclama sulla quiete pubblica" (23/4/1800, a firma Francesco Melchiorre Di Poggio); 26) "Notificazione" (Deposito grani e granaglie, 31/5/1800, a firma Pietro Calandrini); 27) "Preci e suoni di campane per la conquista di Genova" (6/6/1800, a firma Nicoalo Cristofani); 28) "Notificazione" (Soccorso di commestibili, 10/6/1800, a firma Barone de Fenzel e Antonio De Oreskovich). Dopo la brevissima esperienza del Governo democratico, sotto la tutela dell’armata napoleonica, il 18 luglio 1799 entrarono a Lucca le truppe imperiali austriache, e sei giorni dopo il generale Klenau provvide alla nomina della "Reggenza provvisioria della Città e Stato di Lucca", che durò poco meno di un anno. La Reggenza era formata dai nove Anziani della Repubblica aristocratica, deposti dalla rivoluzione dell’anno precedente, compreso il Gonfaloniere Montecatini. Furono soppressi i ministeri istituiti dal Governo democratico, fu creato un Commissariato di Giustizia e di Polizia, che si dedicò ad una sistematica opera di persecuzione e ripristinò la tortura e la gogna, e gli istituti legislativi non furono mai convocati. La battaglia di Marengo (14 giugno 1800) restituì Lucca ai Francesi, e l’8 luglio 1800 il generale Launay istituì un governo provvisorio di 11 cittadini democratici. il lotto (28 bandi)

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        The excursion down the Wye from Ross to Monmouth : comprehending, historical and descriptive accounts of Wilton and Goodrich castles, also of Court Field, the nursery of King Henry the Fifth; New Wear, and every other object in the voyage.: . The celebrated family of the Swifts, who resided at Goodrich, are not overlooked: and, throughout the whole are interspersed, a variety of amusing and interesting circumstances: never before collected: particularly, memoirs and anecdotes.

      Monmouth : Printed and sold by him [i.e. C. Heath] : sold also by Mr. Roberts, Ross : Mrs. Chambers, Ragland : Mr. Rogers; [etc., etc.] 1799 - BOUND WITH both parts of Heath's Monmouthshire excursion including Tintern Abbey & Chepstow Castle and BOUND WITH his Historical and Descriptive Accounts of the Ancient and Present State of Castle Ragland. Notes; At foot of p. 164: End of the first part. Continued by three other Historical accounts . by the same author, published 1801-4. Libri Walliae 2368. Subjects; Kyrle, John 1637-1724. Travel. Description. History.Folk Customs. River Wye. Wye Valley. Wales. Ross. Monmouth. Monmouthshire. Wales. Genre; Travel Literature - 18th century. Finely bound in contemporary half aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt-cross bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly blind-tooled. Bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and toned as with age. Scans on request. 1 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Roman de la rose par Guillaume de Lorris et Jean de Meung, dit Clopinel. Édition faite sur celle de Lenglet Dufresnoy, corigée avec soin, et enrichie de la dissertation sur les auteurs de L'ouvrage.

      J.B. Fournier, P.N.F. Didot, Paris 1799 - Tall 8vo. 5 vols. This copy dated "an septieme [1799]." Vol. I. pp. 435, [1 blank] Vol. II. pp. 410, [2 blank] Vol. III. pp. [4], 365, [2 blank] Vol. IV. pp. [4], 352 Vol. V. pp. [6], 352. Volumes I-III contain frontispiece engravings. Volume I contains an additional engraving opposite p. 74. Bound in period straight grained morocco binding – blind stamped and gilt. All edges gilt. Corners a bit bumped; minor wear to extremities; tiny chip to head cap of vol. I. Initial and final blank leaves foxed. The interiors are generally clean with only mild scattered foxing – a bit heavier in volume I. Small inscription on verso of fly-leaf in first volume. This edition is based on Lenglet Dufresnoy’s 1735 edition. The "Roman de la Rose" was one of the most important Medieval French poems. The work is divided into two sections. The first, written by Guillaume de Lorris in the early to mid 13th century, is an allegorical dream addressing the Art of Love. The second, written in the late 13th or early 14th century by Jean de Meung continues the poem in a different vein, turning the work into a satire and a commentary on contemporary society. The poem contains long digressions in which an encyclopedic mass of information on various topics is set forth including "satires on women, attacks on the magistrates, the hereditary nobility, and the mendicant friars, disquisitions on the origin of society and of royal power, on property, pauperism, and marriage, on the relations of nature and art, on hallucinations and sorcery and on the physical sciences." [Oxford Comp. to French Lit, p. 630]. Over time great interest has been attached to the allegorical meaning of the poem which is open to diverse interpretations. The work contains much alchemical symbolism. Also included are "Le Codicille de Maistre Jean de Meung" and " Le Testament de Maistre Jean de Meung" as well as several related alchemy tracts – "Le Remontrances de nature a l’alchymiste errant par Jean de Meung"; "Le Response de l’alchymiste a nature"; "Testament attribute a Arnauld de Villeneufve"; "Petit traicte d’alchymie intitule le sommaire philosophique de Nicolas Flamel"; "La Fontaine des Amoureux de science"; "Balade du secret des philosophes". Vol. V includes Lantin de Damerey’s "Supplement au glossaire" (first printed in 1737). This is a heavy set. Please inquire about postage. [Brunet 1175; Graesse IV, pp. 262-3 – both listing a 1798 printing]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SHAKESPEARES SEVEN AGES OF MAN ILLUSTRATED.

      W.Bromley,Hammersmith,London.,1799 - FIRST EDITION.Folio.(17.4 x 11.2 inches).14pp,9 pages of plates.An early issue of this work,with paper watermarked 1796.Stipple engraved,hand coloured title page and seven full page,hand coloured plates,each printed by R.Fenner.The plates are engraved by William Bromley after Stothards drawings.Full page engraved speech from As You Like it,titled The ages of Man,featuring one of Shakespeare's most enduring and often quoted lines-All the world's a stage,and all the men and women meerly players-.Fine recent binding of quarter red straight grained morocco,the spine,ruled,decorated and lettered in gilt.Marbled paper on boards.Red morocco tips to corners of boards.Some offsetting from the Illustrations onto the text pages and some staining to the margins only on 5 pages but overall a very good attractive copy of this scarce and beautiful work.: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        XXX Gesänge mit Begleitung des Pianoforte

      . Leipzig : Breitkopf & Härtel, [1799] (Oeuvres de Mozart. Cahier V. Contenant trente airs et chansons pour le pianoforte). - Quer-Fol. 100 S. Typendruck. Mit grünem Originalumschlag. Pappband d. Zt. Vorderes Umschlagblatt berieben/beschabt und mit gr. Rotstift-Bemerkungen beschrieben. Hinteres Umschlagblatt eingerissen. Titel fleckig. Eselsohrig. Inhalt leicht stockfleckig.. Enthält 20 Lieder in Erstausgabe, u.a. "Die Zufriedenheit" (K 473) und "Das Traumbild" (K 530). Erster Abzug, noch mit der falschen Liedzählung (Lied Nr. XXVII hat die Nummer XXVI). Haberkamp S. 410-411.

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        "MARSCHLINS (ZWITSERLAND); PHILANTROPIN; VON SALIS; ARNZ --- Album amicorum van een scholier aan het 'Philantropin', een opleidingsinstituut op filantropische grondslag, gevestigd van 1771-1777 in het Slot Marschlins in Zwitserland, daarna te Dessau. Oblong album, geheel leren band met goudstempeling, goud op snee, met 28 bijdragen uit de jaren 1772-1776.".

      "Het boekje is later, in 1799, gebruikt als 'Gesang Buch' door Peter Arnz: 38 pagina's met getekend muziekschrift en de teksten van psalmen. Onder de naam Peter Arnz een afdruk van diens lak cachet (wapen met vogeltje in het midden). De 28 inschrijvingen in het album amicorum zijn alle voorzien van de plaats waar het inschrijven plaats vond: Marschlins. De bijdragen zijn veelal in oud Duits schrift en daardoor (voor mij) slecht leesbaar. Redelijk duidelijk zijn de namen: Jos. Casp. Lavater, Aunant, J.S. Roulet, L. Rivetz, Lynres, Pietro Olgiaty, Charles Fr. Dassier uit Geneve, Jacques Martin uit Geneve, Jacob Godeffroy uit Hamburg, Philippe Keill uit Nantes, J. Delarue, G. Planta uit Samada, Ambrosius Planta uit Wildenberg, M. de Buot uit Como; Barth. Grass VDM; G.S. Rascher, J.J. Birtaur, Joh. Rodolfo de Salice; F. en D. Chabanel, Chr. Joh. von Blügne en Carl Ulisses de Salis. De laatste (1762-1818) zou een bekend Zwitser botanist worden en publiceerde in 1793 een reisbeschrijving door Napels. De familie (von) Planta behoorde tot de stichters van het Philantropin, toen nog in Schloss Haldenstein. AA031/M9557".

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        VOYAGE DANS LA TROADE OU TABLEAU DE LA PLAINE DE TROIE DANS SON ETAT ACTUEL

      Edition : PARIS, LARAN, 1799 - Deuxième édition, en un seul volume comme la première - Exemplaire sur papier bleuté, une grande carte depliante en début d'ouvrage, 8 planches dont une depliante - Reliure plein cuir fauve, plats encadrés de guirlandes, dos lisse tres orné, pièce de titre rouge - Reliure legèrement frottée, avec des épidermures superficielles, le dos, plus épargné restant d'un bel aspect - Intérieur frais, exempt de rousseurs - Une petite fente marginale à la carte dépliante (4), 269, (2) pages, 19 cm, in-8, relié. Bon etat [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aussprüche des reinen Herzens und der philosophierenden Vernunft über die der Menschlichkeit wichtigsten Gegenstände. Zusammen getragen aus den Schriften älterer und neuerer Denker von J.H. Wyttenbach, Bibliothekar und Professor an der Centralschule in Trier und J. A. Nevrohr, der Philosophie, Medicin und Chirugie Doctor und praktischer Arzt zu Bergzabern im Nieder-Rhein.

      Roch & Compagnie (Bd. 2: Fr. Gleditsch, Bd. 3: Hempelsche Buchhandlung)), Leipzig (Bd. 3: Jena), 1799 - Zweite, vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage (Bd. 3: Erste Auflage). Leipzig (Bd. 3: Jena), Roch & Compagnie (Bd. 2: Fr. Gleditsch, Bd. 3: Hempelsche Buchhandlung)) 1799-1808. XVI, 632; VIII, 216; VI, 488 Seiten. Uniforme zeitgenössische marmorierte Ganzlederbände mit Rückenvergoldung und Lederrückenschild. Mischauflage, der dritte Band mit der Titel der Erstauflage "Aussprüche der philosophirenden Vernunft und des reinen Herzens über die der Menschheit wichtigsten Gegenstände, mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die kritische Philosophie". Seltene Publikation des Trierer Gelehrten und ersten Stadtbibliothekars Johann Hugo Wyttenbach (1767-1848). "Ueber die Jugend Wyttenbach’s wissen wir nichts, er begegnet uns zuerst in der allerdings sehr erlauchten Gesellschaft Goethe’s. welcher gelegentlich der Campagne in Frankreich, 1792, zweimal, auf dem Hinweg nach der Champagne und auf dem Rückzug von Valmy, Trier passirte. Hier besuchte ihn, wie er selbst (Camp. in Frankr. 28. Oct., WW. Stuttg. 1867 XXI 100) erzählt, 'ein junger Schullehrer, der ihm verschiedene Journale mittheilte und Gelegenheit gab zu erfreulichen Unterhaltungen. Er zeigte sich in der Kantischen Philosophie unterrichtet und Goethe glaubte ihm hier nützlich sein zu können'.In den langen Jahren zwischen 1795 und 1848 gab es Niemand in Trier, dem die Wissenschaft und Litteratur mehr als ihm geschuldet hätte. Nächst der Stadtbibliothek und dem Gymnasium war es namentlich die „Gesellschaft für nützliche Forschungen", welche, unter Napoleon gestiftet und bis heute blühend, seine Thätigkeit in Anspruch nahm. Er war sozusagen die Seele aller auf Erforschung der Trierischen Geschichte und Alterthümer ausgehenden Bestrebungen und der geborene Conservator unserer Denkmäler." (F.X. Kraus in ADB, Band 44 (1898), S 431ff.) Uniforme zeitgenössische marmorierte Ganzlederbände mit Rückenvergoldung und Lederrückenschild.

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        History of the Life and Campaigns of Count Alexander Suworow Rymniski.In Which the War in Poland is Particularly Described,

      Printed and Sold by J. Legg, Gosport 1799 - Full comtemporary calf, spine tooled in gilt. Engraved frontispiece, closely cut. Author's name inked onto title page. Two closed tears, last page, slight scuffing and edgewear, else a very nice copy. Scarce imprint. A translation of ’Versuch einer Kriegsgeschichte des General-Feldmarschall Graf Rymnikski’ . ESTC N8918. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. By Mungo Park, Surgeon. With an appendix, containing geographical illustrations of Africa. By Major Rennell.

      London, printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for the author; and sold by G. and W. Nicol, Booksellers to his majesty, Pall-Mall, 1799.. First edition. 27,5 x 22 cm. XXVIII S., [3] Bl., 372, XCII S. Mit gestochenem Portrait-Frontispiz, 2 Bl. gestochener Musik-Noten, drei Kupferstich-Karten und 5 Kupfertafeln mit botanischen Illustratonen (2) bzw. Ansichten. Modernes Halbleder über falschen Bünden mit zwei Lederrückenschildern mit Goldprägung, zwischen den Bünden blindgeprägt. Frontispiz recto leimschattig und mit Wasserrand. Titelblatt mit handschriftlichem Besitzeintrag. Erste und letzte Lagen gebräunt, sonst meist frisch.. Lowndes VII, 1775. DNB XV, 218f. Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 93. Henze IV, 14. Embacher 225. PMM 253. Cox I, 394. Erste Ausgabe des maßgeblichen ersten Forschungsberichts über das Innere Afrikas, einem bis dahin den Europäern unbekannter Kontinent. Mungo Park (1771-1806), neben James Bruce wohl der bedeutendste englische Afrika-Reisende des 19. Jahrhunderts, unternahm 1795-97, im Auftrag der 'African Association', eine Expedition zur Festlegung des Niger-Verlaufes, dessen Bericht hier vorliegt. Der Reisebericht wurde von den Zeitgenossen begeistert aufgenommen und es folgten rasch Übersetzungen in fast alle europäischen Sprachen. Park war der erste europäische Entdecker des Niger. Bei seiner zweiten Expedition auf der Suche nach der Mündung kam er 1806 ums Leben. "Parks wissenschaftliche Beobachtungen auf dem Gebiet der Botanik und der Meteorologie dieser Region und über das soziale und häusliche Leben der Farbigen sind von bleibendem Wert" (Carter/Muir). Parks "career was short, but he made the first great practical advance in the opening-up of Central Africa" (Printing and the Mind of Man, p. 153).

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        Mungo Park's Reise in das Innere von Afrika in den Jahren 1795, 1796,und 1797 auf Veranstaltung der Afrikanischen Gesellschaft unternommen. Nebst einem Wörterbuche der Mandingo-Sprache und einem Anhange geographischer Erläuterungen von Rennell. Aus dem Englischen. Mit einer Karte und Kupfern. (= Neuere Geschichte der See- und Land-Reisen. Zwölfter Band)

      Hamburg, Benjamin Gottlob Hoffmann 1799 - Titelei, 3 Blatt Inhalt, 2 Blatt Vorrede des Übersetzers, 543 Seiten. Von den Kupfern noch zwei vorhanden: Rhamnus Lotus (Pflanze). Die hängende Brücke über den Basing oder schwarzen Fluß. Von der Karte noch ein Fragment eingebunden: der ausfaltbare Teil fehlt. Der Einbandrücken von alter Hand mit Gewebestreifen und Papier überklebt (wohl weil die Bünde im vorderen Gelenk gebrochen sind). Das Faltkupfer der hängenden Brücke knitterig und angerändert. Der Inhalt vereinzelt braunfleckig - insgesamt ordentlicher Zustand. Deutsch 680g

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        Letters on Various Religious Subjects. The Result of a Correspondence. Published by Request.,

      W. Baynes n.d. (1799?), London - Undated, but Letter No. 2, to Dorcas on Women Speaking in the Church, is dated 1799. This and the use of the tall 's' throughout suggest a publication date not later than 1800. First edition. 12mo. 198pp. containing 42 letters by 'Onesimus' on a variety of Christian subjects. Original boards, paper spine. Hinges cracked but firm, and a neat repair of the bottom inch of the rear hinge else about fine. Listed as Part One on the title page, but we have not been able to discover whether any further parts were published and this work is complete in itself. Garnet Terry is usually known for his work as an artist/engraver and the author of several pamphlets on engraving. This work, apparently his only work on Christianity, provoked 'The Bank Note' by V. M'Culla in 1806. 'The Bank Note' has been called a 'virulent sectarian attack' on Terry's work. M'Culla identifies Terry as a 'minister of darkness' in Clare Court, Drury Lane. Exceedingly scarce; the British Library has no copy of this edition, only a copy of the second edition of 1808, and no copies of this edition are located at the LC or in OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE CONNECTICUT GORE TITLE, STATED AND CONSIDERED, SHOWING THE RIGHT OF THE PROPRIETORS, TO THE LANDS LATELY PURCHASED BY THEM, FROM THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: LYING WEST OF THE DELAWARE RIVER.

      Hartford: Printed by Hudson & Goodwin, . 1799 - 80pp. Gathered signatures, stitched, original rear wrapper present. Tanned. A good copy in original state, untrimmed. A thorough examination of the history and right of title to these lands, which was being contested between New York and Connecticut for many years preceding this document. EVANS 35345. STREETER SALE 887. SABIN 15681. VAIL 1186. HOWES C678.

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        A Summary History of New-England.Comprehending a General Sketch of the American War.

      Printed for the Author, by H. Mann and J. H. Adams, Dedham 1799 - First Edition. 8vo; [1-9] 513pp. + 1p. Notes and 2pp. Subscriber's List; contemporary calf with red morocco label on spine gilt-stamped with author and title, joints a trifle rubbed, corners bumped and rubbed, foxing to endpapers, a bit of light foxing scattered through the text, dampstain to top edge and first 9 pages, ex-libris of Bangor Athenaeum and ownership signature of prominent Bangor lawyer, Thomas A. Hill, on front pastedown and repeated on gutter margin of page 25. An attractive copy in a nice contemporary binding. Hannah Adams (1755-1831), born in Medfield, MA, was the first American woman who sought to make her living by writing. She published her first book, AN ALPHABETICAL COMPENDIUM OF VARIOUS SECTS in 1784 which saw several printings in the US and England and a second edition. Adams' MEMOIR (1832) testifies to the difficulty of female authorship during her time. This work, A SUMMARY HISTORY OF NEW-ENGLAND, in particular was the cause of a controversy with two male authors. She followed this book with THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS (1812), and LETTERS ON THE GOSPELS, as well as a posthumously published autobiography. These titles testify to her tenacity and scholarship, which was highly regarded in her day. Thomas A. Hill (1773-1864), the original owner of this book, was among the first lawyers to practice in Bangor Maine. His home, in the Greek Revival style, designed by Richard Upjohn, is now the home of the Bangor Historical Society Museum. NAW I, pp. 9-10. AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS, pp. 12-13. FEMINIST COMPANION, p. 7. WOMEN'S WRITING IN THE UNITED STATES, pp. 9-10. TIMELINES OF AMERICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY, p. 306 ("The first woman to earn her livelihood from writing is Hannah Adams"). THE BOOK OF WOMEN'S FIRSTS, pp. 7-8. Evans 18318. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Broadside of Toussaint?s 1799 letter telling General J.J. Herne <I>?peace continues to be maintained all over?</I> ? five years later, nine months after Toussaint died in a French jail, Herne signed Haiti?s Act of Independence from France

      Rare Printed Broadside of a letter signed ?Toussaint Louverture,? one page, 7.25? x 10.5?. At Cap, Saint Domingue. 16 ventose year seven [March 7, 1799] of the French Republic, ?one and indivisible.? On laid paper. To General Herne commandant of the tenth half brigade. In French with translation. Show-through in portions of perimeter from plastic tape on verso. Rough right edge. Good condition.On top: ?TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE / General in Chief of the Army of Santo Domingo.? In full, ?I am confirming, citizen General, my circular of the 12th of this month. Since there is not any change in the interior situation in the Colony, peace continues to be maintained all over and the legislative election following with calm have already given the first result of the nomination of the deputies. Officers Beauboeuf & Romain who will give you this dispatch will inform you of all the details referring to these. Accept, citizen General, my warm greetings."Toussaint Louverture was G

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Anton Benedict bei Reilly, "Delineatio Cursuum Veredariorum Per Calabriam et Siciliam No. 18. - Postkarte von Calabrien und Sizilien. ".

      . mit Grenz- u. Flächenkolorit,, 1799, 36,4 x 45,2. Selten. Nicht in Valerio /Spagnolo, Sicilia 1477-1861. - Mit Kopftitel und der Titelkartuscher linsk oben - Die Karte zeigt Calabrien und Sizilien mit Einzeichnung der Postrouten.

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        ATLAS UNIVERSEL, POUR LA GEOGRAPHIE DE GUTHRIE

      1799 - un volume, reliure plein veau havane marbré in-quarto (binding full calfskin in-quarto)(19,2 x 24,2 cm), , dos long (spine without raised band), décoration or (gilt decoration) à filets et roulettes or (gilt lines and filets), compartiments à fleurons (compartment with floweret), titre frappé or (gilt title), pièce de titre sur fond havane avec filet or (label of title with gilt line), dos très légèrement frotté (spine very lightly rubbed), coiffe supérieure manquante (are missing the head of the spine), toutes tranches lisses (all smooth edges), jaspées bleues (all blue marbled edges), pages de garde peignées (painting endpapers), avec un ex-libris (painting endpapers with book-plate) "SMITH", atlas de 29 planches, dont une sphère en noir et 28 cartes en couleurs en double pages sur onglet gravées par Blondeau (29 plates, including a sphere and 28 maps in colours) dont 2 grandes dépliantes (2 folding maps), 1799 Paris Hyacinthe Langlois Editeur, Cartes parfaites aux couleurs trés fraiches.en bon état malgré le petit défaut signalé (very good condition in spite of the small defect indicated). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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