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        Catalogus Bibliothecae Historico Naturalis Josephi Banks

      London:: Gul. Bulmer,. 1799; 1800.. Hardcover. Very good condition. Two volumes of this rare set of the privately issued catalog of the private library of Sir Joseph Banks, of which only 250 copies were published. Volumes IV & V, of which the last volume is often missing from institutional sets. Volume 5 contains a list of works from the first four volumes indexed by author, as well as a supplementary list of those items that were acquired after the publication of the previous volumes. Taylor notes that the fifth volume (1800), is lacking in three of the nine sets he located. Jonas Carlsson Dryander (1748- 1810), Swedish botanist and librarian, served as Banks' librarian and curator of his collections from 1782 on at Banks' home in Dean Street, Soho. He succeeded Daniel Solander, a fellow Swede, in this role; Dryander later became librarian of the Royal Society and the first librarian and vice president of the Linnean Society. Dryander's crowning achievement was this catalog of Banks' private library, described as follows: "his catalogue of the Banksian library, which is before the public, will be a lasting monument of erudition, perserverance, and sound judgement, which has never been equaled.." (The Monthly Magazine, Vol. 30, 1810, p373). When Dryander died, Banks wrote to his surgeon "?'I have lost my right hand man … my chief pleasure, that of my library, is reduced almost to a shadow". (Banks to Home, Natural History Museum, Dawson Turner copies, 18.88a). Provenance of these volumes, the collection of Edward Forster, with his signature. This is likely Edward Forster the younger (1765 - 1849), brother of Thomas Furly Forster, who was one of the first fellows of the Linnean Society, member of many scientific societies, and friend of Jonas Dryander and Sir Joseph Banks. 8vo, half dark brown calf with marbled boards. Volume IV, 'Mineralogi' (books concerning geology and mineralogy); Volume V, 'Supplementum et index auctorum' contains a list of works in the collection indexed by author, and a supplementary list of items acquired after the publication of the preceding volumes. Vols. IV rear board loose but not detached; Vol. V front board loose, but not detached. Boards a bit rubbed, otherwise very good condition.

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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 ... (Truncated)

      Monmouth : Printed and sold by him [i.e. C. Heath] : sold also by Mr. Roberts, Ross : Mrs. Chambers, Ragland : Mr. Rogers; [etc., etc.], 1799, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFull Book Title: 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...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.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; 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.

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        Nouvelle Carte de la Suisse dans laquelle sont exactement distingués les Treize Cantons, Leurs Alliés, et Leurs Sujets.

      1799 - London, Faden, 1799. Original body colour. 640 x 860mm. Despite being published in London all the text on this large and detailed map is in French. Faden acknowledges using the trigonometrical readings of Sir George Shuckburgh-Evelyn, taken in 1775. The colour of this example is particularly good.

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        [K472, 473, 474, 476, 519, 523, 524, 441, 517, 520, 284d (307), 539, 619, 416c (433), 596, 597, 598, 295b (308), 437, 579, 210a (152), 340a (392), 518, 340b (391), 529, 340c (390), 531, 468, 530, 367a (349)]. XXX Gesänge mit Begleitung des Pianoforte

      Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. [1799]. Oblong folio. Half leather with marbled boards, raised bands on spine with typed label: "Mozart – Oeuvres V." 1f. (series title: "Oeuvres Complettes de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart" with pictorial vignette by W. Böhm after G. V. Kininger incorporating musical instruments), [i] (title), [i] (preface), 5 (table of contents with printed critical annotations), 6-100 pp. Typeset, with engraved series title. Printed on various types of paper, some of them blue/green in colour. Without watermarks. Volume no. "V" printed to foot of imprint and all numbered pages. Additional stanzas of songs printed as residual text. Some pages (7, 63, 65, 85, 87, 91, 93) with text only. Early former owner's signature to lower right corner of series title in ink: "Fr. Kerner." Slightly foxed and soiled; small hole to pp. 75-76; minor dampstaining to upper inner corners. . First Edition, second issue of at least 15 numbers: K473, 520, 284d, 539, 416c (433), 295b (308), 437, 579, 210a (152), 340a (392), 518, 340b (391), 529, 340c (390), and 530 (although without watermarks present in the first issue as described by Haberkamp). Five additional numbers (K472, 468, 474, 517, and 518) were claimed by Constanze Mozart to have been published in 1788, but no such publications have been traced and presumably do not, in fact, exist. These five additional numbers are thus, in all likelihood, also first editions. Haberkamp I pp. 409-15. Haberkamp II, plates 376-79. Hoboken 12, 701. Hirsch IV, 987. RISM M7316. Like other contemporaneous editions of music with a sung text in German, the front matter (except series title) uses German instead of the otherwise more common French. The critical annotations to the table of contents (Haberkamp II plate 379) foreshadow the scholarly editions of the later 19th century. The abbreviations "MM" ("Mozart Manuscript") and "MW" ("Mozart Witwe [widow]") are used as bibliographical references. Dates of composition are given if known; most (but not quite all) of the poets are credited. Some of the original poems, apparently considered inappropriate, have been replaced with new ones by "D. Jäger" of Leipzig (K340a, 340b, 529, 340c, and 468), with the discarded original texts still appearing in the table of contents. German texts by Jäger have been added as a second underlay to numbers whose original texts are in French (K284d and 295b) or Italian (K437, 579, 210a). French texts by "Herr Hélisberg" (first name unknown) have been added as a second underlay to some German songs.

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        George Washington Born Feb. 22nd, 1732 Died Dec. 14th, 1799

      - Engraving. Sheet size: 3.14 x 2.6". Inventory#: p451pmat. 0

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        La Perouse, A Drama, in Two Acts From the German of Augustus von Kotzebue; by Benjamin Thomson as performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

      London: Vernor and Hood, 1799. Octavo, 40pp, some foxing, with old marginal paper repairs to the title-page and first two leaves of text, overall good in recent mock-up titling wrappers, now preserved in a buckram solander case. La Pérouse torn between two wives. A light-hearted drama based on the disappearance of La Pérouse in the Pacific. This is the London published translation of Kotzebue's play, the German text of which first appeared in Leipzig in 1797. It was one of many fanciful works which conjectured on the fate of the lost French Pacific explorer, a tradition which continued even after Dillon discovered the site of his fatal shipwreck in the late 1820s. The playwright August von Kotzebue (father of the famous Russian navigator) had been a lawyer in Weimar, before turning his hand to writing. Over his enormously successful career, he penned some two hundred theatrical works and numerous novels. His theatrical works brought him considerable fame and popularity in his homeland, and he was appointed Director of the Vienna Court Theatre. Kotzebue was also successful abroad, becoming the key figure in the short but brilliant 'Glanzperiode' (1798-1802), during which German drama dominated the London stage. He was also a successful librettist, and Beethoven, Schubert and C.M. von Weber each set his librettos to music.After a period living in Russia, Kotzebue returned to Germany as an agent of Czar Alexander I. He was detested for his reactionary propaganda and was subsequently assassinated in Mannheim by a student. Of his twelve sons, the best-remembered is Otto von Kotzebue, the Russian navigator and scientist. Otto von Kotzebue completed three circumnavigations of the globe, charted much of the Alaskan coast, discovered and named Kotzebue Sound (off western Alaska) as well as several islands in the Society and Marshall groups in the Pacific.The title-page of this edition names one Benjamin Thomson as the translator, noted by Thomas Dibdin in his Reminiscences as a translator of German plays for the London theatre scene. Ferguson notes another English translation of 1799 by Anne Plumptre.The play itself was clearly a frolic; the following synopsis was published in contemporary London review: 'To create distress out of nothing, La Pérouse is supposed to be found on an uninhabited island, after residing there for eight years with a lovely female, who, from his preserver, had become his wife. Here he is found by his real wife, Adelaide, and after much struggle which he shall retain, and which relinquish, and after nearly killing both the ladies with grief, it is agreed that the three should live together as sisters and brother. It is a little peculiar that they are dissuaded from returning to France on account of the Revolution; this passage was an agreeable surprise to us.'.

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        DISCORSI ACCADEMICI.

      Un volume (13x21 cm) di 191 pagine. Diffuse fioriture. Mezza pelle di fine 800, dorso a nervi ornato e dorato (qualche usura). . - Le riflessioni filosofiche del grande medico e botanico napoletano ispirate alla più avanzate idee illuministe nella Napoli della Rivoluzione. Indice: La morte del cav. Gaetano Filangieri. La cagione della Sensibilità. Passeggiata quinta di JJ (Rousseau). Passeggiata settima di JJ (Rousseau). Sensazioni de' Moribondi. La Prigione. L'Ospedale. Del moro e della irritabilità dei Vegetali. La cagione della vita. Piaceri della solitudine. Le virtù morali dell'Asino. - Alle grandi opere scientifiche ?Aqueste opere vanno aggiunti alcuni discorsi tenuti dal C. in sedute dell'Accademia delle scienze, di cui era stato nominato membro pensionario, titolo che a sua richiesta fu mutato in onorario, e poi pubblicati (Discorsi accademici, prima ed. parziale, Nizza, ma in realtà Napoli, 1787;prima ediz. completa, senza data e luogo, ma Napoli 1799); tra di essi hanno argomento latamente medico quelli su La cagione della sensibilità; La sensazione de' moribondi; La prigione; L'ospedale; La cagione della vita. Siriallaccia invece alle ricerche botaniche il discorso Del moto e della irritabilità de' vegetali, mentre hanno tono morale - letterario la Passeggiata quinta e la Passeggiata settima di J. J. (Rousseau), I piaceri della solitudine e Le virtù morali dell'asino.? ?L'illuminismo dei Discorsi interessa in ambito teorico Per la forte caratterizzazione dei rapporti tra fisico e morale dell'uomo, ma ciò che vi si nota maggiormente è il netto influsso dell'umanitarismo rousseauiano, che fa schiprare il C. a favore d'una drastica riforma delle condizioni delle carceri e degli ospedali (nei discorsi intitolati appunto La prigione e L'ospedale). Nel discorso su I piaceri della solitudine il C. esalta le venature preromantiche dello stesso Rousseau e di autori come Young o Gray, e la poesia degli spazi alpini di A. von Halier ("l'immortale Allero"). Tutto ciò mostra come l'origine di questo illuminismo, non è marcatamente politica, quanto meno che in esso l'accento non batte preferenzialmente sui meccanismi istituzionali e di potere; congruente con questa impressione è il fatto che il C., pur membro della massoneria (appartenenza che non assumeva, come noto, significati politici molto immediati e impegnativi, godendo essa di vaste adesioni ai vertici stessi dello Stato borbonico), non sembra aderisse ad alcuno dei clubs giacobini costituitisi a Napoli durante la Rivoluzione francese. Non si tratta, ovviamente, di vera assenza della dimensione politica, che contrasterebbe con dati così caratterizzanti come l'amicizia col Filangieri ed ancor più col Pagano..? ?Dopo l'ingresso a Napoli del corpo di spedizione francese, ai primi del 1799, il generale Championnet procedette alla formazione d'un governo repubblicano, cercando di farvi partecipare varie personalità ritenute aperte al nuovo corso ideale e politico; tra di esse egli comprese il C., che dopo ripetute pressioni finì per accettare, entrando a far parte della Commissione legislativa? (Ugo Baldini, DBI, Treccani). All caduta della Repubblica, il Cirillo venne condannato a morte. Si rifiutò di chiedere la grazia ai Borboni, e benne impiccato assieme a Mario Pagano il 29 ottobre 1799.

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        Reisen der Zöglinge zu Schnepfenthal.

      Verlage der Buchhandlung der Erziehungsanstalt,, Schnepfenthal, 1799 - 2 Bände. Schnepfenthal, Verlage der Buchhandlung der Erziehungsanstalt, 1799-1803. Kl.-8°. (4), 218 S., (1) Bl.; (4), 272, (4) S. Mit 1 gest. Titelvign. und 2 gest. Frontisp. Halblederbände der Zeit. Zweite gekürzte Ausgabe? Christian Gotthilf Salzmann (1744-1811) publizierte 1784-1793 ein sechsbändiges Werk "Reisen der Salzmannischen Zöglingen". Nach Aufenthalten in Rohrborn und Erfurt als Pfarrer tätig gründete er anfangs 80er-Jahre des 18. Jh. die "Erziehungsantstalt Schenpfenthal", wobei er vorher schon reichlich pädagogoische Erfahrungen sammeln konnte und mehrere Werke zu diesem Thema publizierte. "1783 legte Salzmann Hzg. Ernst II. von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg den Entwurf einer Erziehungsanstalt vor und erhielt für sein Vorhaben längerfristige Förderung. In seiner pädagogischen „Pflanzstätte" am naturnahen Standort Schnepfenthal bildete er Menschen heran, die zur Entwicklung und Humanisierung gesellschaftlichen Lebens beitragen sollten. Einige seiner Mitarbeiter leisteten methodisch-didaktische Pionierarbeit, z. B. Bernhard Heinrich Blasche (1766–1832) für den Werkunterricht und Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths (1759–1839) für den Sport- und den Geographieunterricht, der in Schnepfenthal u. a. Karl Ritter (1779–1859) unterrichtete. Mit ihren Lehrbüchern inspirierten sie die schulische Arbeit weit über den dt. Sprachraum hinaus. Der Kupferstecher Johann Carl Ausfeld (1782–1851) und der Maler und Porträtist Carl Buddeus (1775–1864) brachten die bildnerische Erziehung auf hohes Niveau. Der Unterricht war curricular breit angelegt und wurde durch gärtnerische und handwerklich-technische Aktivitäten sowie durch Ämter für wirtschaftliche Aufgaben in Schule und Haus ergänzt, die lebenspraktische Kompetenzen vermitteln sollten" (NDB). - Papier etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig. Einbände berieben und bestossen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Physikalisch-mineralogisch bergmännische Beschreibung des Meissners, eines merkwürdigen Basalt- und Steinkohlengebirges in Hessen.

      Cassel, auf Kosten und im Verlag des Verfassers, 1799. 8vo (172 x 100mm). pp. (10), 245, (9), title with engraved vignette, 2 folding tables and 2 large folded engraved plates. Contemporary blue boards. A rare privately printed work. Johann Schaub was a professor of chemistry in Kassel. The fine large engraved plates show 'Kitzkammer Süd-westlich' and 'Kitzkammer Süd-oestlich'.//Provenance: Library stamp of the 'Fürstliche Hofbibliothek Donaueschingen' on verso of title.//Poggendorff II, p. 774; Hoover 715.

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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, Hardback, First EditionUninked, 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. ; 513 pages; 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 3R². "A list of subscribers": p. [2-3] at end.

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        Maximum seu archimetria.

      (Berlin, bey Lange), 1799. 8:o. CCCXXXV,(1) s. Fint blåmarmorerat pappbd med benvit titeletikett (Johanna Röjgård). Gamla stänkta snitt. Lagerfläckig. Titelbladet lagat i övre yttre hörnet. Sista sidan med biblioteksstpl från Uppsala universitetsbibliotek.. "Maximum seu archimetria" har karaktäriserats som Thorilds viktigaste filosofiska verk och behandlar "ärkemetriken", eller läran om all-måttet. Klas Fåhræus skriver i "Thomas Thorild en lefnadsteckning" att den var ett angrepp på Kant, som "satt [...] som den kritiska filosofiens mysteriark i Königsberg. Från alla Tysklands lärostolar blickade lärda glasögon transcendentalt mot den outgrundlige, från hvars mun utgingo töckninga ord om subjekt och objekt, om tid och rum, om att somliga omdömen äro nödvändiga under det att andra icke äro så, om att det finnes någonting som ingen kan lära känna, men som man kan diskutera om och kalla 'Ding an sich'. De flesta funno sig häraf mycket upplysta, men Thorild stämplade det uppbragt som ett helgadt abra-kadabra." Herder skrev tidigt en uppskattande recension av verket, men den inflytelserika "Allgemeine Literaturzeitung" slog fast att "Archimetria" endast presenterade filosofiska såpbubblor. Enligt Jan Bengtssons artikel i "Nationalencyklopedin" förfäktar Thorild i arbetet: "en panteism enligt vilken gud är en livgivande kraft som genomströmmar allt och ger ett obrutet sammanhang och harmoni"

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        Catalogus Bibliothecae Historico Naturalis Josephi Banks.

      Gul. Bulmer, 1799; 1800, London: - Two volumes of this rare set of the privately issued catalog of the private library of Sir Joseph Banks, of which only 250 copies were published. Volumes IV & V, of which the last volume is often missing from institutional sets. Volume 5 contains a list of works from the first four volumes indexed by author, as well as a supplementary list of those items that were acquired after the publication of the previous volumes. Taylor notes that the fifth volume (1800), is lacking in three of the nine sets he located. Jonas Carlsson Dryander (1748- 1810), Swedish botanist and librarian, served as Banks' librarian and curator of his collections from 1782 on at Banks' home in Dean Street, Soho. He succeeded Daniel Solander, a fellow Swede, in this role; Dryander later became librarian of the Royal Society and the first librarian and vice president of the Linnean Society. Dryander's crowning achievement was this catalog of Banks' private library, described as follows: "his catalogue of the Banksian library, which is before the public, will be a lasting monument of erudition, perserverance, and sound judgement, which has never been equaled." (The Monthly Magazine, Vol. 30, 1810, p373). When Dryander died, Banks wrote to his surgeon "‘I have lost my right hand man my chief pleasure, that of my library, is reduced almost to a shadow". (Banks to Home, Natural History Museum, Dawson Turner copies, 18.88a).Provenance of these volumes, the collection of Edward Forster, with his signature. This is likely Edward Forster the younger (1765 - 1849), brother of Thomas Furly Forster, who was one of the first fellows of the Linnean Society, member of many scientific societies, and friend of Jonas Dryander and Sir Joseph Banks.8vo, half dark brown calf with marbled boards. Volume IV, 'Mineralogi' (books concerning geology and mineralogy); Volume V, 'Supplementum et index auctorum' contains a list of works in the collection indexed by author, and a supplementary list of items acquired after the publication of the preceding volumes.On both volumes, the rear board is loose but holding, and they are a bit rubbed. Rare on the market. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eumenes: Being a Collection of Papers, Written for the Purpose of Exhibiting Some of the More Prominent Errors and Omissions of the Constitution of the State of New-Jersey as Established on the Second day of July, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-Six; and to Prove the Necessity of Calling a Convention for Revision and Amendment

      Trenton: Printed by G. Craft. 1799. First. First edition. 149, (5)pp. Original speckled paper over boards, rebacked and with new morocco spine label gilt. Some rubbing to the boards, and a damp stain on the last few leaves, a sound and pleasing, else very good copy. Essays by a South Jersey lawyer suggesting a revision to the state Constitution. Felcone 105. .

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        Sammlung der deutschen Abhandlungen. Welche in der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin vorgelesen worden in den Jahren 1792 - 1797.

      Berlin, Georg Decker, 1799.. Mit fünf ausklappbaren Kupferstichen. ca. 320 Seiten. Schlichter Interimsbroschureinband der Zeit. 4°.. Blaue, unbeschnittene Interimsbroschur der Zeit mit aufmontiertem Rückenschild. Zeitgemäß befindet sich das Buch in einem sehr guten Zustand. Der Umschlag ist leicht angestaucht. Inhalt: Prolegomena (Beitrag zur Geschichte Herrn JOHANN CARL MÖHSEN als Schriftstellers. Von JOHANN HEINRICH LUDWIG MEIEROTTO). Experimental-Philosophie (Beitrag zur numismatischen Docimasie. Vom Professor MARTIN HEINRICH KLAPROTH; Chemische Untersuchung des siedenden Quellwassers auf Island, und des davon abgesetzten Kieselstuffs. Vom Professor MARTIN HEINRICH KLAPROTH; Ueber die Traganth-Arten. Von CARL LUDWIG WILLDENOW; Ueber die Umstände, auf welche man bei neuen Berg- und Hütten Anlagen sehen muss. Vom Herrn Geheimen Finanzrath GERHARD; Beitrag zur chemischen Naturgeschichte des Pflanzenalkali. Vom Professor MARTIN HEINRICH KLAPROTH; Chemische Untersuchung der Metallmasse eines antiken Spiegels. Vom Professor MARTIN HEINRICH KLAPROTH; Kurze Beschreibung einiger durch die Hitze der glühenden Lava veränderten Metallkörper. Vom Professor MARTIN HEINRICH KLAPROTH). Mathematik (Verschiedene astronomische Beobachtungen auf der Königlichen Sternwarte in den Jahren 1792 und 1793 angestellt. Von Herrn JOHANN ELERT BODE. Ein Auszug aus den Tagebüchern der Sternwarte; Beobachtung der nahen Zusammenkunft des Uranus mit dem Regulus, im Februar des Jahres 1794, nebst verschiedenen Bemerkungen über diese Erscheinung. Von Herrn JOHANN ELERT BODE; Ueber die Theorien derjenigen mathematischen Gegenstände, die in das Gebiet des bürgerlichen Lebens gehören. Vom Professor JOHANN ANDREAS CHRISTIAN MICHELSEN; Fortsetzung - auf deie vorherige Abhandlung bezogen). Philosophie (Ueber die physischen Elemente. Vom Herrn Geheimenrath CHRISTIAN GOTTLIEB SELLE; Ueber freiheit und Zwang. Vom Herrn Geheimenrath CHRISTIAN GOTTLIEB SELLE; Ueber Eigenthum. Vom Herrn Geheimenrath CHRISTIAN GOTTLIEB SELLE; Ueber das Entstehen der Reue in der menschlichen Seele. Vom Herrn Oberconsistorialrath WILHELM ABRAHAM TELLER; Ueber die lange Weile. Vom Herrn Oberconsistorialrath WILHELM ABRAHAM TELLER; Ueber den Stand der Natur. Vom Herrn Oberconsistorialrath JOHANN FRIEDRICH ZÖLLNER - Autor der kritischen Frage, Was ist Aufklärung? Welche IMMANUEL KANTS Beantwortung jener Frage provozierte; Giebt es im menschlichen Leben ein Uebergewicht des Guten oder des Bösen? Vom Herrn Oberconsistorialrath JOHANN FRIEDRICH ZÖLLNER). Schöne Wissenschaften (Vorschlag einer neuen allgemeinen Sprache der Gelehrten. Von JOHANN HEINRICH LUDWIG MEIEROTTO - Erste Vorlesung: Von den Schwierigkeiten, mehr als eine Sprache völlig inne zu haben. - Zweite Vorlesung: Das bloss historische in jeder Sprache macht sie besonders schwer. - Dritte Vorlesung: Der Vorschlag zur allgemeinen Sprache der gelehrten selbst; Ueber das Vogelhaus des MARCUS TERENTIUS VARRO zu Casinum. Vom Herrn Hofrath ALOYS HIRT). Siehe Foto.

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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.:

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        St. Leon: A Tale Of the Sixteenth century

      In four volumes. London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-row, 1799. R. Noble, Printer, Great Shire-Lane.4 Vols., 12mo; half-title present in each volume; final blank present in volume three; [A]2, a6, B-I, K-O12, P6, Q4; A2, B-I, K-O12, P6, Q4; A2, B-I, K-N12; A2, B-I, K-P12; pp.[4]+xii+331+[i (blank)]; [iv]+331+[i (blank)]; [iv]+286+[ii]; [iv]+336; original grey paper wrappers, re-backed with buff paper, white paper spine-label, in period style; edges lightly rough-trimmed at time of re-backing; original end-papers preserved. Some wrappers a little chipped and fragile at edges, and a trifle stained; end-papers strengthened at gutters, back free end-paper to volume three lacking, the presence of the original final blank making this less than obvious, front free end-paper to volume four supplied with similar paper; a very little scattered light foxing or staining, two or three small corners turned, small chip to blank upper corner of D12 in volume three, and blank lower corner of M12 in volume four (possibly original paper faults), half-title to volume one repaired at tail of gutter, tear in lower margin of B12 in volume four neatly repaired without tissue, blank lower fore-corner of D10 in volume three restored almost invisibly with matching paper; otherwise, and in general effect, a nice copy. Wolff, 2589: ?"A fundamental novel for the occult tradition: elixir of life, wandering Jew, etc.?"; Bleiler (1948), p.128, listing only the ?'Bentley Standard Novels?' edition of 1831; NCBEL, 2: 1250; CBEL, II, p.655, erroneously stating: ?'3 vols. 1799; 4 vols. 1800?'; Block, p.85 (?'4 vols., 1799?'); ESTC, T94266; Summers, p.493, giving the printer?'s name as ?'J. Cundee. Ivy-lane, Newgate-street?'; this title not in Locke, Rothschild or Tinker. A narrative concerning the tragic pursuit of the philosopher?'s stone (the alchemical elixir). The character of Marguerite in this novel is said to be a sketch of Mary Wollstonecraft. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        Letters Addressed to Lord Grenville and Lord Howick, upon their Removal from the Councils of the King, in Consequence of their Attempting the Total Repeal of the Test Laws

      mp; 1799 - London - Printed for John Stockdale & J. Wright, 1799 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A series of letters supporting the King and the Test Laws, as well as the Committee of Secrecy's reports on the Society of United Irishmen and the rise of similar societies in Great Britain. Disbound. Scarce. Irish interest. The Test Acts were a series of English penal laws that served as a religious test for public office and imposed various civil disabilities on Roman Catholics and Nonconformists. The letters were first published in the Morning Post, this is their first complete printing. The report contains chapters on the 'view of the nature and system of the Society of United Irishmen', 'institution of United Irishmen in 1701, and rise of different societies in Great Britain', 'First open attempt in Scotland', 'attempts to assemble a convention of the people in England', further proceedings subsequent to the arrests in 1794', progress of the society of the United Irishmen in Ireland till the period of the rebellion; its intercourse with France, and with leading members of societies in this country', and 'further intercourse between the United Irishmen, the French Government, and the British Societies; and formation of new societies'. Condition: Disbound. The binding of the text block is tight and firm. There is mild spotting on the first and last couple of pages with the very occasional spot throughout. Overall the condition is good with a very good interior..

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        A Missionary Voyage to the Southern Pacific Ocean

      London: Printed by S. Gosnell for T. Chapman, 1799. Quarto, with six plates and seven maps (most folding); moderate offsetting affects a few maps, one leaf of the text with small marginal stain; a fine, large and uncut with the list of subscribers; in impressive full black crushed morocco with raised bands and gilt lettering by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. An exceptional copy. An unusually large copy of the first official account, in a majestic binding by master English craftsmen Sangorski and Sutcliffe .This is the full official account of the first missionary voyage to the South Pacific. The Duff set out for Tahiti in 1796, but visited many island groups, including particularly Tonga and the Marquesas. A new group of islands, the "Duff Group", was discovered among the Santa Cruz Islands. The maps here include a large chart of the Fiji Islands as well as charts of Tongataboo, the Gambier Islands, the Marquesas, Tahiti and the Duff Group; the plates include an engraved view of Rio de Janeiro. Wilson is identified as the author of the main body of the work in the Advertisement, which explains that he put it together from the captain's papers as well as his own, and from the missionaries' reports. The Hill catalogue notes that 'the long "preliminary discourse" was anonymously written by Samuel Greatheed, using the then-unpublished narrative of James Morrison, one of the pardoned Bounty mutineers. Morrison's manuscript was also the source for the extensive appendix on Tahiti. Indeed, William Wilson and James Morrison may be called co-authors of this book…'.According to the map expert Dorothy F. Prescott, 'the Wilson book contained a map that actually used the words "Greater Australia" - taking in Captain Cook's map of the south and east coasts of Van Diemens Land… this map would have influenced Matthew Flinders…'. Flinders is traditionally said to have been the first to use the term "Australia" in a voyage context: the Duff account appeared about fifteen years earlier.There is much of Australian interest in the account of the voyage including a mention of escaped Botany Bay convicts, and the flight of several missionaries from Tonga, where three were killed, to Sydney. Some of the missionaries made their homes in Sydney and founded families later to become important in Australian history.

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        El Evangelio en triunfo o Hstoria de un filósofo desengañado ( 4 Vols.)

      Imprenta de Don Joseph Doblado, Madrid 1799 - Cuatro volúmenes. Idioma español. Encuadernación de tapa dura, en plena piel de la época con tejuelos. Sin nombre de autor. 4 Volúmenes ( XX, 420 + 6 láminas, 431 + 6 láminas, 403 + 6 láminas, 394 + 6 láminas) Buen estado general, encuadernación ligeramente fatigada. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Anti-Jacobin, Or Weekly Examiner. In Two Volumes. Fourth Edition, Revised and Corrected.

      London: Printed for J. Wright. 1799 - 2 volumes. Large 8vo, 216 x 128 mms., pp. [iv], 642; [iv], 643 [644 blank, 645 - 656 Index], contemporary tree calf, gilt borders on covers, gilt spines, black morocco labels, joints slightly crackd with front joint volume 2 tender, tops and base of spines chipped, but a good set with the armorial bookplace of Charles Cornwallis, first Marquess Cornwallis (1738 - 1805) on the front paste-down end-paper of each volume and that of George Sowerby, probably the conchologist and natural history dealer (1788 - 1854); or his son of the same name (1812 - 1884). Cornwallis was, of course, the commander of the British forces in colonial America when the then colonies declared independence, followed by a bit of unpleasantnes, and ending with Cornwallis' surrender to George Washington in Yorktown in October, 1781, which effectively ended the American Revolutionary War. The Anti-Jacobin, or Weekly Examiner was founded by George Canning in 1797 as a very conservative journal opposing the principles of the French Revolution. As it happens, there is a section in volume one on "America," which coincidentally was marked when I acquired the volumes by the bookmark ribbon, recapitulating the address by the newly-inaugurated president John Adams to the House of Representatives on 21 March 1798. Did Cornwallis read the article? The editors of the journal are certainly sympathetic to the problems Cornwallis encountered in trying to suppress the rebellion, and their opposition to radical, revolutionary reform is encapsulated in this observation [their italics]: "there is something ih the present French System, which is incompatible with the Peace and Security of any other Power in the World." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        GLI EDIFICJ ANTICHI DI ROMA

      ND (1799) - 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. Bound in full contemporary vellum with morocco spine label [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A new history of Gloucestershire Comprising the topography, antiquities, curiosities, produce, trade, and manufactures of that county; descriptions of the principal seats; descent of the manors; genealogies of families, with their arms, Monumental Etc,

      Samuel Rudder, Cirencester 1799 - Collation, x+855+lxviii pages, 5 engraved plates of 16, list of plates, Map of Gloucestershire. Plan of the Home Park at Cirencester. Plan of Oakley Great Park. Sudley Castle. An east and west section of Pen Park Hole. Bound in half calf, calf corners, marbel boards, raised bands, gilt and blind tooling, red leather title label. Calf rubbed on edges/corners, both hinge joints split, boards still resonably firmly attached. Binding in good condition. Internally, no loose pages, no writing or marking. Pages and illustrations in good clean condition throughout. A good clean copy of a rare book.A52 Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Traité des maladies des voies urinaires. Ouvrage extrait du Journal de chirurgie, augmenté et publié par Xav. Bichat

      Veuve Desault, Paris 1799 - 332 pages, publié en l'"An VII", porte un ex-dono sur la page de garde. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Georg Ludwig Böhmers auserlesene Rechtsfälle, aus allen Theilen der Rechtsgelehrsamkeit, nach dessen Tode gesammelt und hherausgegeben. 3 Bände (in 6 Bänden).

      Göttingen, Vandenhoek und Ruprecht, 1799 - 1802.. VII, 763, VI, VI, 756, VI, VI, 748 S. Farbig marmorierte Hardcoverbände der Zeit mit dreiseitigem Farbschnitt, im Format 24 x 20 cm. Fallsammlung von insgesamt 253 Rechtsfällen des Hallenser Juristen und Straf- und Kirchenrechtlers Georg Ludwig Böhmer (1715 - 1797). Alle Bände in jeweils zwei Abteilungen, alle Bände (bis auf Band 1/1) mit Inhaltsverzeichnis und ausführlichem Register. In der ersten Abteilung des ersten Bandes Inhaltsverzeichnis und Titelblatt fehlend, hier ebenso fehlend bzw. nikcht beigebunden die Fälle Nr. 44 bis 48 (= S. 329 - 360). Boehmer lehrte von 1740 an zu nächst als außerordentlicher Professor, von 1742 an als ordentlicher Professor an der kurz zuvor gegründeten Universität Göttingen; 1770 erlangte er den Titel eines Geheimen Justizrathes. Böhmes juristisches Hauptinteresse galt dem Zivilrecht, Lehnsrecht und Kirchenrecht.. Sehr gutes Exemplar dieser sehr seltenen juristischen Fallsammlung, in der sich die Rechtspraxis des späten 18. Jahrhunderts in ihren unterschiedlichen Facetten widerspiegelt. Titelblätter und letzte Seiten partiell etwas gebräunt bzw. fleckig lediglich; Seiten sonst sauber und fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Philosophie entomologique, ouvrage qui renferme le généralités nécessaires pour s'initier dans l'étude des Insectes... suivi de l'exposition des méthodes de Géoffroi, et de celle de Linné combinée avec le système de Fabricius.

      Agen, Noubel/ Paris, Dugour, An VII (1799). 8vo (225 x 135mm). pp. vii, (1), 152, (1, errata). Recent half calf, gilt ornamented spine with black gilt lettered label. According to Percheron the work is a translation of Fabricius' work 'Philosophia Entomologica' published in 1778 with some additions. There is a note in the book by J. d' Aguilar saying 'c'est en fait inexact'.//Provanance: Bookplate of J. d' Aguilar.//Percheron, Bibliographie Entomologique II, p. 25; Horn-Schenkling 18774.

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        Abbildungen und Beschreibungen der Schleimsäcke des menschlichen Körpers. Umgearbeitet und vermehrt herausgegeben von Johann Christian Rosenmüller.

      Breitkopf und Härtel,, Leipzig, 1799 - Leipzig, Breitkopf und Härtel, 1799. Folio. XII, 108 S. Mit 15 Kupfertafeln. Pappband der Zeit mit erneuertem Rücken. Hirsch-H. IV, 243. - Blake 309. - Erste deutsch-lateinische Parallelausgabe nach der englischen Ausgabe von 1788 "Description of all bursae mucosae of the human body". Gegenüber der englischen Ausgabe um 5 Tafeln erweitert. - Titel mit altgetilgtem Bibliotheksstempel. Die zwei letzten Tafeln mit Beschädigungen ausserhalb der Darstellungen. Buchblock und Einband stark bestossen. Sprache: Deutsch Pappband der Zeit mit erneuertem Rücken. [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. With an Appendix containing geographical illustrations of Africa by Major Rennell. Second edition. (OFFERED TOGETHER WITH:)IDEM: The journal of a mission to the interiour of Africa, in the year 1805. Together with other documents, official and private, relating to the same mission. To which is prefixed an account of the life of Mr. Park. Together 2 volumes.

      Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for the author and sold by G. and W. Nicol. / Printed for John Murray, 1799, 1815,. lg. in-4to, frontispiece portrait 'M. Park' (Edridge del. - T. Dickinson sculps.) + XXVIII + 372 p. + 2 p.: 'Postscript - A Negro Song' + 2 sheets (4 p.) of music + XCII (Appendix) + 3 folding maps + 5 full-page engraved plates (2 folded), / 6 ll. (12 p.: half-title, title, advertisement, contents.) + CXXX (account life of...) + 1 ll. (2 p.: list of African Words occuring frequently) + 219 p. (+ 1 p. blank) 'Journal', small illustrations in-text + 1 large folded map of 'Parks last mission into Africa', small legacy stamp on first fly 'Guggisberg', small bookseller ticket 'W. Heffer & Sons Ltd - Cambridge' on inside cover / legacy stamp + hw. dedication 'His Grace the Duke of Somerset From the Editor', both volumes bound in 19th. century half-calf with corners, spine on 5 bands, richly gold-tooled, red-morocco titlepieces, covers with red & blue marbled papers (cailloute-veine), joints starting, a very good to fine copy.. Second edition. (one of 3 London editions published in 1799 which have all the same format, maps & plates). It was immediately recognized as a travel classic when first published in 1799. With the Appendix by the famous geographer Major Rennell. One of 'the most important travel-books of modern times'. Park was selected at the age of 24 by the African Association, through the influence of his friend Sir Joseph Banks, to lead an exploring expedition into the African interior. He set out from Senegal and was the first European to reach the Niger. He wrote, 'looking forwards I saw with infinite pleasure the great object of my mission - the long sought for majestic Niger, glittering in the morning sun, as broad as the Thames at Westminster, and flowing to the eastwards. I hastened to the brink, and having drank the water, lifted up my fervent thanks in prayer to the great Ruler of all things, for having thus far crowned my endeavours with success.' This first journey revealed many secrets of the Gambian hinterland, and the African Association, the members of the AA were so grateful for his work that they published his account, insisting that it should be in the form of a narrative, for his benefit. Some minor off-setting from the plates to the preliminary pages. // (THE JOURNAL:) Rare First Edition. With engravings in the text and a large folding map with hand-coloured lines of the routes.RARE FIRST EDITION OF THE IMPORTANT POSTHUMOUSLY PUBLISHED JOURNALS OF mUNGO PARK'S RETURN TO THE NIGER and with John Whishaw's extensive biographical introduction. Until the publication of Park's book in 1799 hardly anything was known of the interior of Africa, apart from the North-East region and coastal area. Park's travels had an immediate success. It has become a classic of travel literature, and its scientific observations on the botany and meteorology of the region, and on the social and domestic life of the Negroes, have remained of lasting value. Park's career was cut short, but he made the first great practical advance in the opening-up of Central Africa. (PMM 253). After the publication of the travels, Park withdrew to the quiet life of a country physician. He soon became bored with this existence and returned to Africa in 1805. This time he travelled on the Niger by canoe, hoping to follow it to the mouth, but was stopped in his attempt to reach the source of the river by the rapids at Boussa. He and his companions were killed there in a fight with the natives. Fortunately, Park had earlier sent his journals to Gambia, and they were finally published in 1815. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Cox I p. 394.; PMM 253.

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        Nouvelle Carte de la Suisse dans laquelle sont Exactement Distingués Les Treize Cantons, leurs Alliés et leurs Sujets.

      London: W. Faden 1799 - Map dimensions 63.5 x 85 cm, overall dimensions 65.5 x 87 cm. A most attractive folding map of Switzerland with fine original hand colouring, a large title vignette illustration to the upper left and a similarly illustrated panel of "Observations" to the upper right, to the lower edge of the map are a comparative chart of the heights of the mountains to south and east of Geneva and a small inset view of Chamonix. Dissected into 21 sections and mounted on linen, folds into original marbled paper covered slipcase with the publisher’s printed label to the upper board, matching paper tabs to the folded end sections of the map, with the publisher’s address label to one side. Some light wear to the edges of the case, an excellent example overall.

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        Essais politiques, economiques et philosophiques. Traduits de l'Anglais par L[e] M[arquis] D[e] C[ourtivron].

      Geneve: G.J. Manget, An VII [1799]. - The translator is Tanneguy de Courtivron, according to Bibliothque Nationale cataloguing. Though Count Rumford (1753-1814) is best known for his achievements in technology and social reform during his career as administrator for the elector of Bavaria, his name will forever be associated with soup! Faced with the problem of feeding his labor force, (He swept Munich clear of beggars and set them to work in military houses and fed the Bavarian army.), he studied the science of nutrition. He experimented with many cheap foodstuffs for feeding the poor, introduced the potato into Central Europe, and advocated soup as a staple diet. To increase the efficiency of cooking services, he invented the concept of enclosing fire in an insulated box, designed what is now known as the kitchen range. His inventions and improvements quickly spread throughout Europe as governments attempted to reduce poverty and mendicancy. Many major cities set up Rumford soup kitchens. Two volumes, octavo. 461, [1]; xii, 525 pp. Eight engraved folding plates. Engraved portrait of Rumford pasted in before preface of Volume I, with the ink annotation, "nŽ en 1792." Original blue wrappers, uncut. Contemporary manuscript labels on spines. Heads of both title-pages with small portions removed, expert unobtrusive repairs. Minor dustsoiling, and occasional light foxing. A very good, clean copy, remarkable in its original condition. First edition in French, containing Rumford's first nine essays, which record his experiences in the field of public welfare and the amelioration of the condition of the poor. The first volume discusses his philanthropic work, including the propagation of the potato, the making of dough (tagliatelle), the suppression of begging, and the organization of "houses of industry" for the poor. Volume II is concerned principally with his scientific work and his researches on the calorimeter. These volumes were originally published in English in 1796 and 1797. A third volume appeared in 1802. The French translation eventually extended to six volumes, though it may have incorporated other Rumford works, as well. In North America, only Harvard has all six volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Grotte Taillée dans le Roc pres de la Pyramide de Chephren. Vue du fond de la grotte. Représentation du Santon qui habitoit cette grotte en 1785

      Voyage Pittoresque de la Syrie, de la Phoenicie, de la Palestine, et de la Basse Egypte., 1799-1800. Plate 91, vol.III. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Large paper copy. Fine condition. Mounted size: 55 x 74.5cm. Size: 35 x 56 cm. (14 x 22 inches) Magnificent view of a coptic priest giving an audience to believers in a chamber in the pyramid of Chephren (Khafre), the second of the great pyramids. Louis-François Cassas was one of the best French printmakers of the eighteenth century. His Voyage Pittoresque de la Syrie, de la Phoenicie, de la Palestine, et de la Basse-Egypte is perhaps the finest eighteenth century illustrated book on the Middle East. Cassas accompanied Choiseul-Gouffier on his embassy to Istanbul in 1784 but remained there only a few weeks. From the end of 1784 to 1787 he travelled in the Levant, Syria and Egypt at Choiseul-Gouffier's expense, making more than 300 drawings. His drawings of Troad were engraved for volume II of Choiseul-Gouffier's 'Voyage Pittoresque'. His original drawings remained in family hands for many y ears, but were sold at auction in 1878. The drawings include studies of costumes, architectural pieces, monuments, views, scenes from daily life and animals. He was the greatest exponent of the Levant. This superb print is from the first edition, published in parts on large sheets. Engraved by Levasseur.

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        The Works of Laurence Sterne

      Mundell & Son, Edinburgh, 1799, Full Leather, Book Condition: Good, Later EditionSize: 4½" by 7¼", Works of Sterne complete in eight volumes, including The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy; A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, and Continuation; Sermons; Letters; The Fragment; The Koran; History of a Good Warm Watch-Coat; with a life of the author by himself. (Note that 'The Koran' is a novel having nothing to do with the sacred writings of Islam, though Sterne acknowledges he has borrowed the title). Hardcover. Full green ribbed leather, gilt titling & decoration. Good, general wear & rubbing, corners lightly bumped; armorial bookplate of William Edward Kelly in each volume; some foxing. Text clean; xvii, blank, 284; i, blank, 278; i, blank, 205; i, blank, 280; ix, blank, 260; ix, blank, 272; xvii, blank, 224; vi, 216 pages. Kelly was a scion of the O'Kelly clan of the kingdom of Ui Maine in Connacht, Ireland; back in the day, Set

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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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 Abrégée des Coquillages de Mer, de leurs Moeurs, et de leurs Amours.

      - Versailles, P.D. Pierres, An VIII (1799-1800). 4to. pp. viii, 202, with engraved headpiece and 21 engraved plates printed in bistre. Contemporary blue boards, spine with red gilt lettered label. Nissen ZBI, 995. A romantic conchological work, addressed to female readers. Cubières was a diletante naturalist and had an admirable natural history cabinet. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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