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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 anbassadeur du Roi d'Angleterre auprès de l'Empereur de Chine, Rédigé sur les papiers de Lord Macartney, sur ceux du Commodore Erasme Gower, et des autres personnes attachées à l'Ambassade; par Sir Georges Stauton, de la Société royale de Londres, Secrétaire de l'Ambassade d'Angleterre, et Ministre plénipotentiaire auprès de l'Empereur de Chine : traduit de l'Anglais avec des notes, par J. Castéra

      Paris: Chez F. Buisson, Imprimeur-Librair, rue Hautefeuille, no. 20, An 7 (1799) - (CHINA) Seconde édition, augmentée d'un Précis de l'Histoire de la Chine, par le traducteur, et du Voyage en Chine et en tartare de J. C. Huttner, traduit de l'allemand par le même Traducteur. 5 vols., 8vo. Vol.1 : with half-title , portrait frontispiece of Macartney, clxxxiv, 311 pp. Plates 1-6. VOLUME II : half-title, 408 pp., Plates 7-13. VOLUME 3 : Half title, 414, [2, Catalogue "Voyages" de la librairie chez Buisson,] pp. Plates 14- 27. VOLUME 4 : half-title 380 pp. , Plates 28-35. VOLUME. 5 : half-title. 350 pp, 1 plate 36 and 2 folding maps, Plates 37 & 38. Nineteenth century brown boards, red paper labels, some rubbing, else Very Good. Cordier Biblioteca Sinica IV 2385 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Connecticut Courant (December 9, 1799)

      Hartford: Hudson & Goodwin. 1799. First. Large folio. [4]pp., untrimmed. Volume XXXIV, Number 1820 (Monday, December 9, 1799). Printed on thick paper, with a light horizontal fold and scattered pin holes along the left margin, near fine. An unusual issue with the printer's catalog of books in six columns on the entire front page under the masthead: "Hudson & Goodwin, Have for sale at their Store opposite the North Meeting-House, Hartford, the following Books, which they have lately received from London, Dublin, and elsewhere---Viz." The extensive list of titles is divided into eleven subject areas: (Divinity and Ecclesiastical History; Law; Medicine; Biography, History, Voyages, and Travels; Novels; Poetry; Miscellanies; Arts and Sciences; Languages and School Books). Provides a rare glimpse into a colonial era library. This issue also prints the full text of President John Adams December third speech to Congress, and two long letters by Admiral Sidney Smith addressed to Lord Nelson that describe in detail the key engagements during the Siege of Acre in 1799, and Napoleon's retreat from Egypt and Syria. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        1799 The Seasons James Thomson Leather Bound

      1799, Leather bound copy of "The Seasons" by James Thomson. It was printed in London by A. Strahan. It has illustrations before each season. The spine has 7 gold gilt bands with the title. There is a period flourish gift inscription on the front fly page. The upper and lower points are rubbed. The binding is solid. The pages are all evenly age toned. Beautiful vintage leather book.

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        Expériences Sur Le Galvanisme et En Général Sur l' Irritation Des Fibres Musculaires et Nerveuses, Traduit De l' Allemand, publié Avec Des Additions Par J. Fr. N. Jadelot, Médecin

      De L'imprimerie De Didot Jeune, Paris 1799 - An VII (1799), Première édition française. Un volume de XLVI (y compris le faux titre et le titre, discours préliminaire, expériences sur le cerveau et table des chapitres), 530 pages, 1 feuillet d'errata. Complet des 8 planches dépliantes de figures, in fine. Relié plein veau naturel, glacé, roulette d'encadrement à froid sur les plats, roulette dorée sur les coupes; léger frottement de petite taille en pied du second plat. Dos lisse orné de doubles filets dorés; pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, titre doré. tranches jaunes. Bel exemplaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Collection of Decrees by the Court of Exchequer in Tithe-Causes, from the usurption to the present time. Carefully extracted from the books of Decrees and Orders of the Court of Exchequer.

      London: Printed by Bunney Thompson and Co. for the Author. 1799 - First edition, 4 volumes, 8vo. Contemporary calf, cracking to the lower parts of several joints, spines with red and black labels, ends rubbed, one spine end with loss, slight wear to several joints, overall a clean sound set. The Subscriber’s List shows just over 300 sets sold.

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        An Essay on Electricity, explaining the Principles of that Useful Science; and describing the Instruments, contrived either to illustrate the theory, or render the practice entertaining. ..to which is added A Letter to the Author, from Mr. John Birch, Surgeon, on the subject of Medical Electricity

      London: Printed by J. Dillon and Co, for, and Sold by, W. and S. Jones, Opticians, 1799. The Fifth edition, with corrections and additions by William Jones, Mathematical Instrument Maker. 8vo. Folding engraved frontispiece and 5 folding plates of instruments at back. Nineteenth century half roan over marbled boards. Rubbed, upper joint cracking, some browning and spotting of text, generally light, creasing of plates, signature of Andrew Peck, dated 1874 on title, but a good copy of this important work. Motteley, p. 281 as well as numerous other citations for various statements, comments and descriptions given in this work . At the back is "A Catalogue of Optical, Mathematical, and Philosophical Instruments made and sold by W. and S. Jones" 14 pages followed by a notice of W. and S. Jones' having taken over the stock of Mr. George Adams' "Philosophical Essays". Adams was a well-known instrument maker in London. Birch is the author of "Della Forza dell'Elettricita" (Naples, 1778)

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        Remarks on a Tour to North and South Wales in the Year 1797.

      W Wigstead, London 1799 - In a full brown contemporary leather with corners and edges a little bumped and worn, rear cover has a small mark. Spine has been very carefully relaid some time ago, lots of decorative gilt tooling, a little faded, title in gilt to red leather label, edges a little bumped and worn. Internally, small bookseller label to fep, ink name to ffep, half title present, engraved titlepage, with the rare printed titlepage, (vi), [3], 69 pp, [3], 22 B&W plates + the engraved tp = 23 pl, 2 pp of adverts, minimal foxing, title page dated 1799, extra title page dated 1800, printed by James Bateson, Denmark Street, Soho, September 1799! A lovely example of the difficult to find Black and White plate version! (ESTC T11206. COPAC, WorldCat) Wigstead was an English Magistrate amateur painter & caricaturist. He was a close personal friend of Thomas Rowlandson, whom he accompanied on sketching trips to the Isle of Wight (1784), Brighton (1789) and Wales (1787) which resulted in subsequent publications for which Rowlandson provided the illustrations. Wigstead exhibited at the RA exhibition of 1785. His style appears to be close to Rowlandson, who create prints of many of his works, often signing them as Wigstead. See Wiki) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des Mathématiques, dans laquelle on rend compte de leur progrès depuis leur origine jusqu'à nos jours; où l'on expose le tableau et le développement des principales découvertes dans toutes les parties des Mathématiques, les contestations qui se sont élévées entre les Mathématiciens, et les principaux traits de la vie des plus célèbres

      Two fine engraved frontis. ports. & 45 folding engraved plates. Four vols. Large 4to, cont. marbled boards, well-rebacked to style in calf, flat spines gilt, red morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: H. Agasse, 1799-1802. Second edition, improved and greatly enlarged, of the first classical history of mathematics which is today still indispensable as it contains much information not to be found elsewhere. This history, which was first published in 1758, is considered to be the author's masterpiece. Not only does Montucla provide a comprehensive history of the development of mathematical ideas throughout the 18th century, but he also includes mechanics, astronomy, music, mathematical geography, and navigation. Montucla (1725-99), died before the last two volumes of the second edition were written. Lalande, his friend from childhood, assisted by others, completed the final two volumes. Fine set. Old library stamp on each title. Ex Bibliotheca Mechanica. .

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      London: for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies,, 1799. In Three Volumes. The Ninth Edition. 3 volumes, octavo (212 × 126 mm). Contemporary tree calf, spines gilt in compartments. Bookplate to volume I. Bindings lightly rubbed, repairs to joints and spines. An excellent set. Ninth edition. An attractively bound set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        An Inquiry into the Nature and causes of the Wealth of Nations

      London, A Strahan, 1799 Three volumes : Vols. I, II and III: Ninth edition: Full leather contemporary brown leather bindings, 8.25 x 5.25 inches approx, acceptably clean and sound but showing signs of use, cracking and chipping to tops and bottoms of spines gilt titles to spines on fixed dark green leather labels, cracking at hinges, corners slightly bumped, volume numbers being gilt on small red background, plain endpapers with no inscriptions, Volume I: some loss to leather on back board probably worm damage, 499 pages, very mild foxing in places. Volume II plain endpapers showing squiggles of worm damage to front endpapers, the piercing through the pages caused by the worm\'s appetite reaches through i-vi through to page 8, this does not however prevent the reading of the text, 518 pages followed by Appendix, soiling to closed page edges, Volume III well used, quite scuffed to front board and back board some of this is due to insect damage, top and bottom of spine has a narrow area of loss, title readable, 465 pages followed by index, not quite as sound as the other two volumes but contents reasonably tight and clean. Catalogs: Wealth, National wealth, Economics, History, Antiquarian

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        TRAVELS THROUGH The STATES Of NORTH AMERICA, And The PROVINCES Of UPPER And LOWER CANADA, During the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797. Illustrated and Embellished with Sixteen Plates.

      Printed for John Stockdale,, London: 1799 - Illustrated with 3 maps (one folding), 2 plans, & 11 plates [from sketches by the author]; 16 total. Tissue guards present for some plates. Weld a long time member (56 years) of the Royal Society of Dublin, rising to the office of Vice President. His extensive travels on the continent, here reported, prompted many of his countrymen to emigrate to these shores. His book enjoyed a wide popularity, being "received with great favor", reaching many editions, and being translated into Dutch, German & French shortly after its English publication. Weld's account a valuable one in that it renders an educated man's account of late 18th Century America, and includes his recording of visits with important US citizens of the day, e.g., Washingon & Jefferson, as well as the many pages on his perception of the Native American Indians encountered while touring. Binding - Nr Fine (spine a bit sunned). Text - VG (modest bit of foxing/usual light tanning to some paper). Ex-lib, with the occasional internal stamp. Overall, a quite handsome volume with wide, ample margins to the text. Modern brown qtr-calf with marbled boards & gilt decorated spine. Maroon leather spine label. Marbled edges. New eps. 4to: A4 a - b4 B - 3O4. 28 cm x 22 cm. 1st edition (Howes W-235; Sabin 102541). Very early issue, without the erratum & with the 'Patowmac' plate still facing p. 52. xxiv, 464, [8] pp. 8 pg catalogue at rear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Summary 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 / by Hannah Adams

      Dedham [Mass. ] : Printed For The Author, By H. Mann And J. H. Adams 1799 - Description: 513, [3] p. ; 22 cm. (8vo) . Includes bibliographical references. References: Evans 35075. Subjects: New England--History. Notes: Signatures: [A]4 B-U4 W4 X-2U4 2W4 2X-3Q4 3R . "A list of subscribers": p. [2-3] at end. Uninked, impressed institutional mark to the title. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. 513 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A. C. Gaspari. Neuer methodischer Schul Atlas entworfen von F[ranz] L[udwig] Güssefeld . Erster Cursus. Mit 15 Karten im Format 21 cm x 26 cm.

      Weimar, Comptoirs, 1799. - x. Auflage. 21 x 26 cm. 15 Karten und 4 Blatt. 2000 g. Original Halbledereinband / Half leather. 3 echte Bünde. Lederecken. No jacket. Noch gutes Exemplar mit den üblichen kleiner Mängeln. Innen vereinzelt fingerfleckig oder braunfleckig. Innengelenke gebrochen. Einzelne Seiten teilweise mit Randeinrissen. Karten aber gut. Vereinzelt Eintragungen von alter Hand. Einband an Sich berieben, Ecken besossen und aufgequollen, Rücken Leder teilweise gelöst. Auf Wusch senden wir Ihnen gerne einige Scans zu. GF. (MGT). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Speech of the Right Hon. William Pitt, in the British House of Commons, on Thursday, January 31, 1799

      Dublin: Printed by George Grierson. 1799. First. First edition. Octavo. 53pp. Rebound in brown cloth, gilt spine. Light scattered foxing, about near fine. Pitt's influential speech arguing for the (successful) Union of Great Britain and Ireland. Scarce. OCLC locates three copies. ESTC T58113. .

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        L'An Deux Mille Quatre Cent Quarante. Rêve d'il en fût jamais; suivi de L'Homme de Fer, Songe. Nouvelle édition imprimée sous les yeux de l'Auteur. Avec figures.

      Chez Brosson et Carteret - Dugour et Durand, An VII (1799)., A Paris, - 3 voll. in-8° (200x122mm), pp. (4), XL, 356; (4) 346; (4), 349; legatura coeva m. pelle e angoli con titolo e tomaison in oro entro doppio tassello bicromo ai dorsi. Piatti marmorizzati. Un ritratto di Mercier all'antiporta del primo vol. e 3 tavv. f.t., una per volume, disegnate da Bovinet e da Tardieu l'ainé. Normali fioriture. Bell'esemplare. Ristampa di questo singolarissimo romanzo utopistico, che fa per certi versi da "pendant al "Tableau de Paris" dello stesso Mercier (Parigi, 1740-ivi, 1814). L'opera aveva visto la luce nel 1771, in forma anonima, venendo subito interdetta dalle autorità, e ricevendo ampia diffusione clandestina in tutta Europa per il suo spirito antimilitaristico e anticlericale. La futurifica narrazione di Mercier, che detiene anche il valore di vago presentimento della Rivoluzione Francese, è uno dei primi romanzi ascrivibili latamente alla fantascienza e presenta una Parigi ipotetica dell'anno 2440, permeata dal liberalismo economico e politico, ispirata ad una società basata sul razionalismo illuministico e sulle teorie di Rousseau. Cfr. Cioranescu, 44468. Barbier, I, 161d. Bloch, 92. Hevesi, 846. Versins, 582. Wilkie, 1786. Ruyer, 205. INED, 3136. Dorbon-Ainé, 3044. Sansoni, Cat. Curiosa, nn. 205 e 207. Palgrave, II, 735. Graesse, I, 109. Passigli, III, 1092-1093. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Epitome of the ancient history of Persia. Extracted and translated from the Jehan Ara, a Persian manuscript.

      Londres, Cooper et Wilson, pour Cadell et Davies 1799 - in-8, [4]-XXXVI-92 pp., texte farsi et traduction anglaise en regard, une collette d'errata "in fine", avec une vue dépliante en frontispice et une carte dépliante, demi-cartonnage d'attente, dos à faux-nerfs, étiquette de titre (reliure de l'époque). Rousseurs. Première traduction dans une langue occidentale d'une partie de la chronique intitulée Tarikh-e Jahân Ârâ, due à l'écrivain séfévide Ahmad ibn Muhammad Ghaffari (1495-1567). L'orientaliste irlandais William Ouseley (1769-1842) vit s'éveiller son intérêt sur la Perse à Paris où il avait émigré dès 1787, mais c'est à Leyde qu'il étudia réellement la langue, avant de voyager en Iran de 1810 à 1813 comme secrétaire de son frère Gore Ouseley (1770-1844), nommé ambassadeur de Grande-Bretagne auprès du Shah Qadjar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        JOURNEY FROM INDIA TOWARDS ENGLAND IN THE YEAR 1797.

      T.Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies 1799 - .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.277p with five engraved plates + 8 1/2x 24 fold-out frontis map of Jackson's Journey from Bussora to Hermanstad. Marbled paste-downs and endpapers. Full polished leather bit worn. Corners owrn. Gilt spine decoration bit flaked away. Light foxing to map and light foxing to plates mostly visible at the margins. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE DRILL AND THE METHOD OF PERFORMING THE EIGHTEEN MANOEUVRES AS ORDERS FOR HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES.

      T. Egerton, London 1799 - A Very Good+ hardback First Edition First Printing bound in original cream paper spine and blue paper covered boards. With engraved title page and 31 engraved plates depicting different maneuvers, including Battalion in Close Order, Echellon Movements, Music and Drums, etc. Chips and scuffs spine. Mild soil and scuffs covers. Internally clean with pages untrimmed. 8vo. xxviii, 207 pp. + errata. This drill manual was written for the Volunteers Corps and more specifically for the gentlemen of the Guildhall Volunteer Association. The author was Brevet Captain and Paymaster in the West London Militia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VOYAGE DANS LES PARTIES SUD DE L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE; SAVOIR : LES CAROLINES SEPTENTRIONALE ET MÉRIDIONALE, LA GÉORGIE, LES FLORIDES ORIENTALE ET OCCIDENTALE, LE PAYS DES CHEROKÉES, LE VASTE TERRITOIRE DES MUSCOGULGES OU DE LA CONFÉDÉRATION CREEK, Le Pays Des Chactaws; Contenant Des Détails Sur Le Sol Et Les Productions Naturelles De Ces Contrées, Et Des Observations Sur Les Moeurs Des Sauvages Qui Les Habitent. (Tome Premier)

      Paris: Chez Carteret Et Brosson; Dugour Et Durand. Good; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by 40%. . Sale price ends soon!***. 1799. First French Edition. Hardcover. This is the First French Edition of "TRAVELS THROUGH NORTH & SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, EAST & WEST FLORIDA, THE CHEROKEE COUNTRY, THE EXTENSIVE TERRITORIES OF THE MUSCOGULGES, OR CREEK CONFEDERACY, AND THE COUNTRY OF THE CHACTAWS, Volume I". Blue marbled cover has considerable wear. Front board partially detached. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Complete with frontispiece and 2 folding plates and errata bound in at rear. Antiquated handwritten paragraph in the bottom margin on page 31. There is also a damp stain in the gutter at the bottom of some pages but doesn't extend into the text. Pages otherwise clean, largely free of toning and foxing, and the paper still supple. ; 457 pages .

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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.,

      London, Selbstverlag, 1799 - XXVIII (Vorwort, Inhalt, Subskribenten), 372, XCII S. (Appendix), 1 Bl. Mit gest. Portr., 3 (2 mehrf. gefalt.) gest. Karten, 5 (2 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln u. 2 Bl. gest. Noten. Lowndes VII, 1775. DNB XV, 218f. - Privatdruck für den Autor, sehr selten. Mungo Park ist neben James Bruce der bedeutendste englische Afrikaforscher. Auf dieser Reise erforschte er den Lauf des Niger, er setzte sie 1805 fort und drang bis über Timbuktu hinaus vor. - Durchgeh. gebräunt, tls. wasserrandig u. stockfl. Tit. mit unterl. Eckabriss. Die 2 mehrf. gefalt. Karten mit unterl. Falzeinrissen (Karte v. Nordafrika mit rep. Randausrissen). Die S. 367-372 u. I-XIX (Appendix) mit unterl. Randläs. (ohne Textverlust). 1 Bl. "Postscript" u. 2 Bl. Musiknoten am Ende eingebunden. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 4°, HLederband des 19. Jahrhunderts mit goldgepr. RTitel und RFileten, Schnitt marmoriert.

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        Works of Machiavelli) Oeuvres De Machiavel.

      Paris. Chez Potey. 1799. - A new translation by Guiraudet. Illustrated with an engraved frontis portrait and two fold-out plates. Nine Volumes Complete. 8vo. Sumptuously bound in period full gilt tooled tree calf. Gilt tooled fleural borders to front and rear covers. Gilt ruled spine compartments with gilt tooled motifs. Red morocco gilt titled labels. Marbled edges and endsheets. Napoleonic issue. Several hinges present minor very short starts (all covers firmly attatched). Moderate chipping to the majority of head pieces. Spines a bit rubbed. Small chip to one title label. A Very Good to Near Fine, crisp set, handsomely bound.Featured History. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OPERE di. Cittadino e Segretario Fiorentino.

      n.d.,, S.l. 1799 - 8 voll. in-8 gr., pp. CLXXXIV, 276; 452; 325; 385; 364; 369; 419; 323, bella leg. unif. m. pelle coeva con angoli, tass. e tit. oro ai d. con nervi e picc. fregi oro, piatti in carta marmorizz. In antip. al primo vol. bel ritr. del Machiavelli inc. in rame da Lapi dal dipinto del Bronzino. Con una tab. rip. con il raffronto di alcuni passi dell’opera con altre edizioni. Rara ediz. ampliata rispetto a quella precedente del Cambiagi del 1782. Bell’esempl. [254]

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        HISTOIRE DE CATHERINE II, Impératrice de Russie.

      F. Buisson, Paris 1799 - 3 vols. 8º. 2h, VIIp, 444p, 6 láms. grabs. al cobre = 2h, 412p, 4 láms. grabs. al cobre y 1 plano despl. iluminado = 2h, 466p, 4 láms.grabs. al cobre y mapa despl. Leve óx. Enc. plena piel, ruedas doradas en planos. 1799-1800

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        Il Misogallo. Prose, e rime di Vittorio Alfieri da Asti.

      S.n. 1799 - - S.n., Londra [Firenze]. 1799, Un Vol. in 8 (14x20,35cm), (8) 184pp., relié. - Rare édition originale publiée à Florence. Illustrée d'une planche en regard de la page de titre, figurant un poulailler avec ses coqs et sous poules et la légende latine Orga nascent (Ils s'organisent). L'ouvrage est truffé de petits papiers volants manuscrits qui remplissent les manques du texte, tels les nombreux points de suspension dans certains poèmes. Demi Maroquin fauve à longs grains d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 5 fleurons et de roulettes. Pièce de titre noire. Une tache brune sur le plat supérieur. Célèbre ouvrage anti-français inspiré par la terreur Révolutionnaire. Victor Alfieri (1749-1803) fut à la fois poète, dramaturge et philosophe , celui qui fut considéré comme le Byron italien, à la fois chantre du Romantisme et pétri de culture classique révolutionna la littérature italienne. Il vint en France vers 1788 avec la Comtesse d'Albany, son épouse , le pays qu'il appelait la terre de la liberté l'effraya par ses excès et son ardeur révolutionnaire et il se retira en 1792 à Florence. Le gouvernement révolutionnaire le traita en émigré et le dépouilla de la plus grande partie de sa fortune. (8) 184pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lehrbuch eines civilistischen Cursus. Band 3: Lehrbuch der Geschichte des Römischen Rechts. Zweyter, ganz von neuem ausgearbeiteter Versuch.

      Mylius, Berlin 1799. - XII, 412 Seiten. Kl.-8°. Halbleder der Zeit. Ohne Rücken. Etwas berieben. Innen schönes, sauberes Exemplar. Wenige saubere Anmerkungen von alter Hand. - Frühe Ausgabe des wichtigen Werkes. Sehr selten. Der gebürtige Lörracher Gustav v. Hugo (1764-1844), bedeutender Jurist, Prof. in Göttingen, legte die Grundlagen für die historische Rechtsschule, die v. Fr. v. Savigny weitergeführt wurde u. die deutsche Rechtswissenschaft im 19. Jh. maßgeblich bestimmte

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        L'Amérique Méridionale [ Carte de l'Amérique du Sud datée de l'An VII - 1799 ]

      Chès Esnaut et Rapilly 1799 - 1 carte au format , frontières rehaussée en couleurs, Chès Esnaut et Rapilly, Coutances, An VII [ 1799 ] Intéressante carte de l'Amérique Méridionale présentant l'étonnant découpage du continent sud-américain à l'aube du XIXe siècle, entre "Terres Magellaniques", Paraguay aux limites étendues, Brésil amputé de l'Amazone portugaise, Pérou immense, Grenade ou Caribane. Etat satisfaisant (cartes brunie, qq. accrocs marginaux, petites salissures et mouill.) pour cette carte intéressante. Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        New Illustration of the Sexual System of Carolus Von Linnaeus: Comprehending an Elucidation of the Several Parts of the Fructification; A Prize Dissertation of the Sexes of the Plants; A full Explanation of the Classes, and Orders of the Sexual System; and the Temple of Flora, or Garden of Nature...(2 Parts of 3 - Without Temple of Flora).

      London, Printed for the Publisher, by T. Bensly, (1799) - 1807 - (1810). Elephant folio. (57,5 x 46,5 cm.). Contemp. full morocco. Profusely gilt spine. Broad blindtooled and gilt borders on covers. All edges gilt. Some neath repairs to part of fronthinge. Light wear to lower spine-end. Three letter-press titlepages (main title + Preliminary Observations + title to Part second), 4 engraved calligraphed titlepages. Textleaves, 3 engraved plates, 29 engraved plates of portraits, 94 engraved plates of plants. Some plates and some textleaves with minor scattered small brownspots. Light age-toning to some margins.. The scarce two first parts of the highly important work that was to be known as the Temple of Flora. The third part of what was to become the Temple is not present here, but it is evident that Thornton did not have a clear plan for the structure of the work and let it gradually take its own form. The bibliographical complexity of the work bears witness to the fact that [n]o two copies of this book are alike (Buchanan).Collation: First titlepage A British Trophy in Honour of Linnaeus'', engraved and calligraphed. - Second titlepage A New Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus, engraved and calligraphed. - Engraved portrait of Thornton. by F. Bartolozzi 1799. - Letter-press titlepage New Illustration of the Sexual System......, 1807. - Portrait of Her Majesty, engraved (Bartolozzi ornav. et sc.) and one Dedication-leaf (to the Queen). - Letter-press title Preliminary Observations..., 7 leaves and 3 engraved plates Analysis... - 24 engraved portraits of botanists, dated 1799-1807 (Millington, Grew, Tournefort, Ray, Vaillant, Priestly, Lavoisier, Rousseau, Hill, Hales, Earl of Bute, Martyn, Milne, Bonnet, Withering, Curtis, Smith, Lambert, Rutherford, Erasmus Darwin, De Jussieu, Lamarck, Woodville, Shaw and Townsend). - Letter-press title Part Second - Engraved plate Linnaeus in his Lapland Dress (Hoffman Pinx - Dunkarton sc.) and 1 textleaf. - Engraved calligraphed titlepage The Sexual System of Carolus von Linnaeus - Engraved plate Universal Power of Love. - Titlepage The Prize Dissertation on the Sexes of Plants by Carolus von Linnaeus written Anno Domini 1759, engraved and calligraphed and 17 leaves. - Engraved portrait of Linnaeus (after Bartolozzi) and 5 leaves. - 94 engraved plates of flovers, dated 1799-1810.Sitwell Great Flower Books p. 143, listing only 25 portraits and 60-80 engravings. - Soulsby No 772, listing 26 portraits and 91 botanical plates. - Nissen No. 1955, listing 25 portraits and 60-80 engravings. - The two portraits of Linnaeus: Soulsby No 3145 (dated 1805) and No 3159 (dated 1806)

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        An Act for Continuing , Until the Twenty-Fifth Day Of March One Thousand Eight Hundred And Two, Several Laws Relating to the Transportation of Felons and Other Offenders?

      George Eyre & Andrew Strahan, London 1799 - Printed bifolium, pp. [461]-462, armorial letterhead, last 2pp. blank; very good. Uncommon: a significant eighteenth-century Act of Parliament amending and continuing the practice of transportation. It was in 1784 that the English government proclaimed the legal reinstitution of transportation, with "An Act for the effectual Transportation of Felons and Other Offenders" (Ferguson, 3) and its companion Act for Scotland (Ferguson, 4bb). These two 1784 Acts laid out all of the basic conditions of transportation, but interestingly had time limits imposed, which meant that they could not last indefinitely, and that continuations were required periodically. The present 1799 Act is just such a continuation, continuing the practice for the length of the current session of Parliament, due to be completed in March 1802.

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        PROVISIÓN DE HIDALGUÍA A FAVOR DE EUGENIO RAMÓN, PEDRO JOSÉ Y MARTÍN SANTOS DE VIGURI Y XIMENEZ-BRETÓN, DEL LUGAR DE SARACHO (ÁLAVA).

      Valladolid, 27 de agosto de 1799 - . 30 cm. 127 h. (sin paginar), 1 blanca, 11 h. Enc. en piel, nervios, ruedas, planos y cajo rozados. Primera página en papel sellado, el resto rubricadas. Sello del señorío de Vizcaya en la antepenúltima página y sello mayor de la ciudad de Orduña en la útlima. Fina señal de taladro en algunas páginas. Ligera señal de óxido. Falta en la esquina superior derecha de la primera página. * La provisión está firmada por el secretario de cámara y mayor de los Hijosdalgo de Castilla, de la Audiencia y Cancillería del Rey. Las últimas 11 páginas, redactadas en 1800 y 1801, corresponden a la presentación que Eugenio Ramón de Viguri, residente en la ciudad de Orduña, realizó en la sala consistorial de la información de su genealogía, nobleza y limpieza de sangre y la de sus hermanos. Provisión de hidalguía. País Vasco. Genealogia i heràldica Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 Manuscritos español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage au Canada - et dans la partie septentrionale des Etats-Unis de l'Amérique -, dans les années 1795, 1796 et 1797.

      Chez Gerard, imprimerie de Munier 1799 - - Chez Gerard, imprimerie de Munier, A Paris 1799 (An 8), 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 8 (12x20cm), (4) viij, 321pp. et 344pp. et (4) 294pp., relié. - Edition originale française, illustrée d'une grande carte dépliante du Canada et de 11 planches gravées sur acier d'après les dessins de l'auteur (Chute du Niagara, Cap Diamant.). Demi Basane brune d'époque à petits coins. Dos lisse orné de 4 caissons avec fers. Roulette en queue. Pièce de titre en maroquin rose, et de tomaison en maroquin chocolat. Tranches mouchetées. Etiquette de relieur : Grosclaude à Metz. Bon exemplaire. Ce voyage fut entrepris par l'auteur dans l'espoir de trouver une terre d'accueil pour les irlandais. Ce n'en est pas moins une relation classique de voyages, avec un intérêt particulier pour le commerce et l'agriculture. Durant deux années, de Philadelphie, il voyagea dans le nord est américain et au Canada, guidé par les indiens. (4) viij, 321pp. et 344pp. et (4) 294pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on Electricity, explaining the Principles of that Useful Science; and describing the Instruments, contrived either to illustrate the theory, or render the practice entertaining. .to which is added A Letter to the Author, from Mr. John Birch, Surgeon, on the subject of Medical Electricity

      London: Printed by J. Dillon and Co, for, and Sold by, W. and S. Jones, Opticians, 1799 - At the back is "A Catalogue of Optical, Mathematical, and Philosophical Instruments made and sold by W. and S. Jones" 14 pages followed by a notice of W. and S. Jones' having taken over the stock of Mr. George Adams' "Philosophical Essays". Adams was a well-known instrument maker in London. Birch is the author of "Della Forza dell'Elettricita" (Naples, 1778) The Fifth edition, with corrections and additions by William Jones, Mathematical Instrument Maker. 8vo. Folding engraved frontispiece and 5 folding plates of instruments at back. Nineteenth century half roan over marbled boards. Rubbed, upper joint cracking, some browning and spotting of text, generally light, creasing of plates, signature of Andrew Peck, dated 1874 on title, but a good copy of this important work. Motteley, p. 281 as well as numerous other citations for various statements, comments and descriptions given in this work [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres.

      Antoine-Augustin Renouard,, Paris, 1799 - 4 Bde. Paris, Antoine-Augustin Renouard, (1799). 20,2x14 cm. 1 w. Bl., XII, 319 S., 1 w. Bl.; 1 w. Bl., (2) Bl., 282 S., 2 w. Bl.; 1 w. Bl., (2) Bl., 264 S., (1) Bl., 2 w. Bl.; 1 w. Bl., (2) Bl., 295 S., (1) S., 1 w. Bl. Mit 51 Kupfertafeln (davon 3 Porträts). Rote Maroquin-Bde. mit goldgepr. Rückenverzierung, doppelter Deckelfiletierung mit Eckfleurons, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, blauen Seidenvorsätzen sowie Ganzgoldschnitt. Leemann-Van Elck 715. - Exemplare auf Vélin", die Kupfer "vor der Schrift, mit Bordüre". - Ohne Jahreszahl auf Titeblatt, am Schluss des 4. Bandes datiert: Paris, le 24 Brumaire an VII (14. November 1799). - Die Kupfer nach Moreau le jeune, gestochen von Bacquoy, Dambrun, Delvaux, Dupréel, de Ghendt, Girardet, Lemire, Petit, Simonet und Trière, 3 Porträts von Gessner von St. Aubin nach Denon, Huber von Tardieu, Diderot von St. Aubin. - Laut einem Beizettel, geschrieben von alter Hand, "from the Library of the 7th Duke of Newcastle. Clumber" und gebunden vom französischen Buchbinder "Lefèbre", jedoch ohne Exlibris bzw. Signatur. - Sehr schönes, breitrandiges Exemplar, praktisch fleckenlos. Sprache: Französisch Rote Maroquin-Bde. mit goldgepr. Rückenverzierung, doppelter Deckelfiletierung mit Eckfleurons, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, blauen Seidenvorsätzen sowie Ganzgoldschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE ABRÉGÉE DES INSECTES, dans laquelle ces Animaux sont rangés suivant un ordre méthodique.

      Libr. Calixte-Volland y libr. Rémont. París, 1799 - . 26 cm. 2 vol.: 2 h., XVIII-556 pág. y 2 h., 744 pág. Ilustr. con una tabla de los coleópteros y 22 lám. con grabados, plegadas, fuera del texto. Enc. en pasta española, tejuelos, cantos, cortes jaspeados. Ligera rozadura en el plano posterior del primer volumen. Ex-libris de anterior poseedor. Anotaciones antiguas manuscritas. Ciencias naturales: Entomologia Insectes, aranyes, abelles Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 francés [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE ABREGEE DES INSECTES.

      Calixte-Volland,, Paris, 1799 - Etienne Louis Geoffroy etait un pharmacien & un entomologiste de la deuxieme moitie du XVIIIe siecle, l entomologie etant sa principale activite hors de son officine de pharmacien. Geoffroy publia des ouvrages de sciences naturelles & de medecine. 2 vol., XXVIII pp. + 556 pp. et un tableau depliant + 10 planches depliantes + 744 pp. + 12 planches depliantes. in-4, Reliure XIXe demi-basane bleu, dos lisse.

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        Autograph letter signed to Maj. James Rennell

      Lincolnshire 1799 - Banks, Joseph (1743-1820). Autograph letter signed to "My dear Major"; i.e. James Rennell (1742-1830). 2 – 1/2 pages. Revesby Abbey, Lincolnshire, August 25, 1799. 225 x 184 mm. Faint pencil sketch accompanied by a column of numbers on the blank verso of the second leaf; some words and phrases underlined neatly in red ink, possibly by the recipient. Fine.From noted botanist and patron of science Joseph Banks, who accompanied Captain James Cook on the latter’s famous voyage of discovery to the South Pacific on H.M.S. Endeavour (1768-71). During that voyage Banks described and collected hundreds of species of exotic flora, many of which were then new to science; the genus Banksia, comprising about 170 species native to Australia, is named for him. Banks served as president of the Royal Society from 1778 until his death, and also headed the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, which under his leadership became one of the pre-eminent botanical gardens in the world. Banks’ correspondent was geographer and historian James Rennell, who as an officer in the British East India Company was appointed to conduct the first survey of the territory of Bengal; his results were published in A Bengal Atlas (1779). Rennell returned to London in the late 1770s where he devoted himself to geographical research, particularly as pertaining to classical and biblical times. He was elected a member of the Royal Society in 1781 and became close friends with Banks. Banks’ letter to Rennell discusses Rennell’s The Geographical System of Herodotus (1800), which was then nearing completion. The letter indicates that Rennell was in the habit of submitting work to Banks for his comments and criticism: "I return the Lotus Papers with many thanks for the judicious improvements you have made in them. I have made a few also for your consideration, particularly on the subject of your favourite author [Herodotus], whose supposed mistake of the fruit for the root, I hope I have done away. I realy [sic] cannot give you any opinion of the manner in which his part should be introduced, but I incline to allow him a place in the text, in preference to stuffing him into a note. Had I not been pressed for time I should have introduced him in the first instance, but in truth I did not regret my not having him at hand from a full persuasion that you could do him justice, but whether it will be consonant with the due administration of it, to stuff your principal guide into the bottom of a page, & clothe him in small characters like a Dutchman’s little buttons you must decide."Herodotus described the white lotus (Nymphaea Lotus) in his account of the Lotus-eaters portrayed in Homer’s Odyssey. The plant is a flowering shrub native to Egypt with edible seeds, fruits and roots. Rennell included in his treatise a historical and botanical dissertation on both the white lotus and the water lotus (Nelumbo); he paid tribute to Banks for his contribution in a footnote on p. 630 in which he stated that "for the following observations on the aquatic lotus, as well as some remarks on the subject of the lotus at large, the Author is indebted to a highly distinguished friend." In the remainder of the letter Banks discussed two chapters on rivers included in Rennell’s Geographical System: "I thank you for your two chapters. I read the alluvions especially, with great pleasure. Do you not think that all rivers have at some period been negative streams, discharging themselves into a bay & that these positive rivers which are now making incursions into the territory of the sea, by changing it into dry land, are such as have already completed their first work of filling up the estuary into which they once discharged themselves, which the Rio Plate & the River Ouse will in time also compleat." On page 483 of his Geographical System Rennell distinguished between rivers that terminate negatively by emptying into a deep estuary, or positively by forming a projecting delta. Banks in his letter suggests that [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        TRAVELS IN UPPER AND LOWER EGYPT: UNDERTAKEN BY ORDER OF THE OLD GOVERNMENT OF FRANCE. Translated from the French by Henry Hunter, D. D.

      London Printed for John Stockdale 1799 - 3 volumes. First Edition in English. Illustrated with 40 engravings, consisting of portraits, views, plans, a geographical chart, antiquities, plants, animals, etc. Includes a large, fold-out map of Egypt on stiff paper in Volume I. 8vo, handsomely bound in full contemporary tree calf, the boards with an outer frame of gilt chain, the spines beautifully decorated in full gilt featuring central gilt devices surrounded by botanical theme gilt tooling, two contrasting red and green morocco labels gilt lettered and decorated, marbled endleaves. xix, 376; vii, 368; viii, 324, ads and list of subscribers. A fine set, internally as fresh, clean and crisp as one could hope to find, unpressed and especially well preserved, the bindings are handsome and fully original with only some very minor shelf wear and a bit of cosmetic cracking to the leather along the hinges, but the volumes remain sturdy and sound. FIRST EDITION OF AN IMPORTANT WORK. Sonnini (1751 - 1812) was one of the last 18th century travelers to leave printed relations of his travels in Egypt. "He was sent out with baron de Tott's expedition in 1777. On arrival at Alexandria he found orders to explore Egypt from Louis XVI awaiting him. This he proceeded to do, going on to Turkey, Greece, Crete and the Archipelago during which time he took part in naval combat near Milo between the Mignonne and two English cutters. He returned to Manoncourt in 1780 where he cultivated many new vegetables and herbs (his interest in natural history is evident from the number of plates in the above work showing plants and fish; indeed Sonnini collaborated with Buffon on an edition of the latter's works). This important work was produced to counter the financial ruin Sonnini suffered as a result of the French Revolution'' (see Blakmer II 1006). Hunter's preface expresses English wariness toward France's, by then under Napoleon, policy of expansion. An invaluable source to scholars of the history and politics of 18th century Europe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt 1799

      Stockdale, London 1799 - Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt ~ 1799 SONNINI Upper and Lower EGYPT 1st Ed 40 plts MAP AFRICA. - Sonnini (de Manoncourt), C(harles Nicolas) S(igisbert). Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt: Undertaken by Order of the Old Government of France. Transl. from the French by Henry Hunter. London, Stockdale, 1799. In-8 (22 x 14.5 cms), XIX, 376; VII, 368; VIII, 324 pages, 15 leaves. Complete Illustrated with 36 copper engravings, 3 engraved frontispieces and 1 large folded map on thick paper. Later smart gilt tooled half calf. Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 245; Lowndes 1709. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION An important work. Sonnini had received instructions from Louis XVI to explore Egypt, and he spent three years travelling through the country, getting as far as Aswan. He then went on to Greece and Turkey, returning to France in 1780. Sonnini's major interest was natural history, having studied with Buffon, and he produced a new edition of his works in 127 volumes. He was also responsible for introducing many new vegetables and herbs into France, cultivating them at his gardens at Manoncourt. This he did, until he was ruined by the French Revolution, at which point, he turned to writing to support himself. "Sonnini set out with baron de Tott's expedition in 1777. On arrival at Alexandria he found orders to explore Egypt from Louis XVI awaiting him. This he proceded to do, going on to Turkey, Greece, Crete and the Archipelago. He returned to Manoncourt in 1780 where he cultivated many new vegatables and herbs, his interest in natural history is evident from the number of plates in the above work showing plants and fish; indeed Sonnini collaborated with Buffon on an edition of the latter's works. (Blackmer, Sotheby's, 1006). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ESSAYS AND NOTES ON HUSBANDRY AND RURAL AFFAIRS

      printed by Budd and Bartram for Thomas Dobson, Philadelphia 1799 - Octavo. viii, [1]-591, [1]-7, [8]. Lacking plate I and only a fragment of folding plate II is present; full bound in contemporary sheep with title label present; wear to the extremities including the corners; front free endpaper has been partially tipped down; contemporary owner names and more modern bookplates on the preliminary leaves; foxed and toned to varying degrees; one signature is slightly pulled, but still held in by the sewing; 3 pages with contemporary owner corrections based on the errata page; 2 leaves with closed tears; lacking rear free endpaper and a portion of the last page of the index, 2Q4; else a sound copy of a very scarce title unfortunately lacking a couple plates. A Maryland planter, Bordley was instrumental in the formation of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture. His contributions to colonial agriculture were significant and this present work is the most extensive on the subject, covering theory of crop rotation to infrastructure. ~~ (Sabin 6414; Evans 35216). Good+ binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A new map of Poland, and the Gran Duchy of Lithuania,

      London., [1799] 1811. showing the dismemberments and divisions between Austria, Russia and Prussia in 1772, 1793 and 1795 from the latest authorities. Size: 535 × 630 mm. Copper engraving in original wash colour. Very good condition, some minor repairs to the central fold. Clear and accurate map of early nineteenth-century Poland, makes reference to the constantly shifting borders between Russia, Prussia and Austria. Four scales at lower left, title at top left. John Cary was considered "the most representative, able and prolific of English cartographers". Tooley says, "As an engraver he was elegant and exact with fine clear lettering and great delicacy of touch". Originally published in Cary's New Universal Atlas, Containing Distinct Maps of All the Principal States and Kingdoms Throughout the World.

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        Titus Livius von Patavium. Römische Geschichte von Erbauung der Stadt an. Nach Drakenborchscher Ausgabe aus dem lateinischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen versehen von Gottfried Große, 10 Bände.

      Wien und Prag, Fritz Haas, 1798 - 1799. - Hauptwerk des römischen Historikers Titus Livius zur Geschichte Roms von den Anfängen bis zur (damaligen) Gegenwart (Tod des Drusus 9. V. Chr.). Von den ursprünglich vorhandenen 142 Büchern sind lediglich die Bücher 1 bis 10 sowie 21 bis 45 vollständig erhalten und in der vorliegenden Ausgabe abgedruckt; von den restlichen Büchern liegen lediglich Auszüge bzw. Fragmente vor; der 10 Band der Ausgabe enthält Inhaltsangaben dieser „verlorengegangenen Bücher", ferner ein Register im Anhang. de 8000 Die Bände in sehr gutem Zustand, allenfalls partiell geringfügig berieben, ein Rückenschild mit kleiner Bereibungsstelle; Titel- und Vortitelseiten partiell am Fuß etwas knapper und etwas ungerade beschnitten. Ansonsten auch innen bemerkenswert sauberes Exemplar; Seiten frisch und nahezu fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Vollständiges Werk in 10 Bänden im Gesamtumfang von ca. 4.150 S. Schwarz-rot marmorierte Pbde. der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf grünen, mit Ornamentbändern eingerahmten Rückenschildern. Alle Bände mit Titelkupfer sowie ganzseitigem Frontispiz.

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        Voyage dans l"intérieur de la Chine, et en Tartarie, fait dans les années 1792, 1793 et 1794. Rédigé sur les Papiers de Lord Macartney, sur ceux du Commodore Erasme Gower, et des autres Personnes attachées à l"Ambassade; par Sir Georges Staunton de la Société royale de Londres, Secrétaire de l"Ambassade d"Angleterre, et Ministre plénipotentiaire auprès de l"Empereur de Chine. Traduit de l"anglais, avec des Notes, par J. Castéra.

      Paris: F. Buisson, An 7 1799 - Seconde édition, "augmentée d"un Précis de l"Histoire de la Chine, et du Voyage en Chine et en Tartarie de J.C. Huttner, traduit de l"allemand", 5 volumes in-8; T.I: [iv], clxxxvi (Préface, Précis de l"histoire de la Chine, Avertissement), 311p. T.II: [iv], 408p. T.III: [iv], 414p., [2p. Livres de l"éditeur]. T.IV: [iv], 380p. T.V: [iv], 350p.; portrait en frontispice, 4 cartes dont 3 grandes dépliantes, 35 planches hors-texte de Tardieu. Reliure d"époque en veau raciné, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, gardes marbrées, tranches mouchetées, coupes ornées. Tache marginale claire affectant environ un tiers des pages du second volume, mais un très bon exemplaire. George Macartney (1737-1806), chargé par le roi George III d"une mission visant à établir des relations commerciales avec la Chine, quitta l"Angleterre en décembre 1792 à la tête d"une forte délégation britannique. Bien que les relations économiques escomptées ne pussent être établies du fait de l"incompatibilité des attitudes et de l"incompréhension réciproque entre Britanniques et Chinois, de nombreuses observations sur le pays - concernant les moeurs, traditions, commerce, sciences, histoire naturelle?- furent récoltées par l"expédition. Les belles gravures de Tardieu illustrent les curiosités naturelles, la pêche, les plantes, les techniques agricoles, la grande muraille, le théâtre, les costumes et les pieds des dames chinoises? Les cartes représentent l"itinéraire des vaisseaux depuis l"Angleterre, et les routes parcourues sur le continent: de Zhé-Hol en Tartarie jusqu"à Pékin, de Pékin à Han-Choo-Foo, et de Hang-Tchoo-Foo à Qang-Tchoo-Foo (Canton). Boucher de la Richarderie V, 303.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language;

      London: for J. Johnson, C. Dilly, G. G. and J. Robinson, W. J. and J. Richardson, and 22 others., 1799. In Which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, Explained in Their Different Meanings, and Authorized by the Names of the Writers in Whose Works They are Found. Abstracted from the Folio Edition, by the Author. To Which is Prefixed a Grammar of the English Language. The Eleventh Edition, corrected and revised; With considerable Additions from the Eighth Edition of the Original. Octavo (216 × 126 mm). Near contemporary brown calf, ruling to spine and boards gilt, five raised bands, brown morocco label. Bookplate. Attractive pencil sketch of a pitcher to front pastedown. Bindings rubbed and marked, extensive repairs to corners, joints, and spine, foxing to endpapers and half-title. A very good copy. Eleventh edition, corrected and revised.

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        The Natural History of British Shells Including Figures and Descriptions of All the Species Hitherto Discovered in Great Britain. Volumes 1 and 2 Bound as One

      Author and F. And C. Rivington, London 1799 - Published in 1799 and 1800. Volumes 1 and 2 only of 5 volumes bound as one volume in quarter calf over light brown cloth with gilt title on slightly faded spine and 5 raised bands. Author and date in separate compartments. Light foxing in places but generally very good internal condition with most of the 72 hand-coloured plates in very good condition. Binding has some age but not contemporary. Solid binding and wonderful plates. Unpaginated. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Large Flowering Sensitive Plant

      London 1799 - Dr. Robert John Thornton (1768-1837) hand-colored engraving 23.35" x 18.25", Large Flowering Sensitive Plant, is from his book titled The Temple of Flora, or Garden of Nature, Picturesque Botanical Plates of the new Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus. Thornton began to indulge his lifelong love for botany in 1799. Determined to surpass the Germans in scholarship and the French in printing artistry, he planned a book of philosophic and literary distinction, illustrated by some of the best painters working in Britain. Within the book there are five frontispieces, portraits and allegorical compositions with thirty-two plates of flowers. Thornton made up each set with twenty-nine or thirty-two in varied arrangements. The lengthy text was primarily written by Thornton himself, where artists were commissioned to design and paint the images. The majority of designs were done by Peter Henderson and Philip Reinagle. The intaglio plates - a varied combination of mezzotint, aquatint, line and stipple engraving, finished with watercolor -were executed by Bartolozzi and other English masters. The title notwithstanding, few of the plates are of scientific interest. It is the forceful stylization of flowers, together with their historical, allegorical and/or fanciful backgrounds (prescribed by Thornton) that place the Temple of Flora among the greatest botanical books of all time. Dr. Thornton, who gave his life and his fortune to this work, created one of England's monuments to Romantic idealism. In excellent condition with only a slight stain in the upper left margin, Large Flowering Sensitive Plant has vibrant coloring and detailed features.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Voyage en Syrie et en Egypte, pendant les années 1783, 84 et 85

      Dugour & Durand, Paris 1799 - Constantin François Comte de VOLNEY, Membre de l'Institut national des Sciences et Arts (1757-1820) Voyage en Syrie et en Egypte, pendant les années 1783, 84 et 85 Troisième édition revue et corrigée par l¿auteur ; augmentée : 1° De la notice de deux manuscrits arabes inédits qui fournissent des détails nouveaux et curieux sur l'histoire, la population, les revenus, les impôts, les arts de l'Egypte, ainsi que sur l¿état militaire, l¿administration, l¿étiquette des Mamlouks Tcherkasse, et sur l¿organisation régulière de la poste aux pigeons ; 2° D'un tableau exact de tout le commerce du Levant, extrait des registres de la chambre de commerce de Marseille ; 3° Des considérations sur la guerre des Russes et des Turks, publiées en 1784 ; 4° De deux gravures nouvelles représentant les pyramides et le sphinx, auxquelles sont jointes les planches de Palmyre,de Balbek,et trois cartes géographiques toutes refaites à neuf An VII (1799),A Paris-Chez Dugour et Durand,libraires-In-8(13 x 19,5 cm),IV et 478 pages et 452 pages Reliure demi-cuir de l'époque,dos lisse titré sur pièce orange et orné de fleurons dorés et liserets,papier des plats bleu illustré de 3 cartes, 1 plan, 4 planches (tous dépliants) Edition refondu par l'auteur,"livre de chevet" des membres de l'expédition d'Egypte conduite par le Général Bonaparte Etat: reliure élimée avec défauts de cuir aux coiffes,fendillement aux mors,cassure sur un coins,coins émoussés,papier jauni,piqûres éparses,une déchirure sans manque à la page 161,quelques traces de restaurations aux cartes,ouvrage complet poids 1,100kg [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hudibras,

      London, by T. Bensley, for Verner and Hood & 8 others in London,, 1799. In Three Parts, Written in the time of the Late Wars... with large annotations and a preface by Zachary Grey, LL.D. In two volumes. 2 volumes, large octavo (230 × 143 mm). Contemporary full vellum, covers panelled in blue, double blue lettering-pieces attractively gilt, marbled endpapers, blue sprinkled edges. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 17 engraved plates by Ridley after Hogarth, woodcut headpieces by Charles Nesbitt, woodcut title vignettes. Lightly rubbed, a little offsetting from plates, an excellent set. First edition with Nesbitt's woodcuts of Hudibras, the celebrated mock-epic satirizing the English republicans, with Zachary Grey's notes, which kept Butler's world of outmoded learning accessible to later generations, printed on royal paper. Charles Nesbitt (1775-1838) was a pupil of Thomas Bewick's (indeed, "The best wood engraver that has proceeded from the work shop of Thomas Bewick", according to W. Chatto, A Treatise on Wood Engraving) and the woodcuts here are in Bewick's style, so much so that they are sometimes attributed to him, despite their being clearly signed "C. Nesbitt". Bewick did, however, own a copy of the book - see A Provisional Checklist of The Library of Thomas Bewick, drawn up for The Bewick Society by David Gardner-Medwin.

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        Cries of London No: 5, Water Cresses, come buy my Water Cresses

      London: Published by R. Ackermann's 101 Strand, 1799. A wonderful image from Thomas Rowlandson's satirical interpretation of the "Cries of London". The "Cries of London" was a re-occurring theme in English printmaking for over three centuries. These colourful prints form a visual record of London's "lower orders", the pedlars, charlatans, street hawkers, milkmaids, and grocers who made their living on the city streets. They give us a glimpse of a long forgotten London where tradesmen would advertise their wares with a musical shout or a melodic rhyme. Different versions of the "Cries" vary in tone from idealistic visions of happy street vendors to satirical caricatures. One of the most famous series of "London Cries" is the group of somewhat sentimental pictures executed by Francis Wheatley. Wheatley's series was immensely popular and enjoyed a long period of success in the English print shops. This popularity undoubtedly inspired Rowlandson to execute his satirical versions of the "Cries". In a set of eight prints, (number seven is missing and not recorded), Rowlandson created a group of witty images mimicking Wheatley's more earnest criers. Under his biting pen the "Cries" metamorphose into lascivious caricatures, Rowlandsonesque versions of London's street people. In this boisterous image, which is number five in the series; Rowlandson depicts an old man standing in front of a brothel. With one hand on the knocker he turns to scowl at the young woman who offers him a bunch of watercress for sale. Simultaneously a small child proffers his watercress. Two courtesans lean out of the window above and smile while the old man attempts to avoid these over-zealous street vendors. George, Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires..in the British Museum Vol. VII, 9478; Grego, Rowlandson i, 354-355. Coloured aquatint. Early colour. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition.

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