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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librería Antonio Azorín]
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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]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS Ltd.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: L'ivre d'Histoires]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon - Fachantiquar]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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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]

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

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

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        A Group of Carnations (Second State)

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

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        Indian Reed

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

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        The American Cowslip

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

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        The Snowdrop

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

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

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

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        Copies of Original Letters From The Army of General Bonaparte In Egypt, Intercepted By The Fleet Under The Command of Admiral Lord Nelson.

      London: Wright, 1798 & 1799 - Full calf, 8.5 inches tall. A fine full calf binding with gilt raised bands, label and very handsome gilt panels. Folding frontispieces. The 3rd edition of Part 1 and the 1st edition of Part 2, a 3rd Part appeared at a later date. A splendid copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Life of Major J. G. Semple Lisle; Containing A Faithful Narrative of his Alternate Vicissitudes of Splendor and Misfortune

      W. Stewart, London 1799 - xxii, 382 p. Stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece. Leather is very worn and cracking at hinges. Rear hinge loose. Replacement spine label has title and date printed in pencil. Corners bumped and worn down to the board. Front pastedown endpaper has "London and Westminster Circulating Library" label. Ink scribbles opposite page as well as rear endpapers. Half of rear loose endpaper is missing. Mild to medium foxing, page edges tattered. James George Semple-Lisle was a celebrated 18th-century adventurer transported to Australia for his crimes as a con-man. His extraordinary wandering life makes for exciting reading, which probably explains why this copy has been so well-thumbed! He died in prison soon after this first edition of his escapades was published. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Monatlicher Staats-Courier durch ganz Europa

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

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        [The Reception, a Play, in Three Acts]

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

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

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

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        Überflüssiges Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1800.

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

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

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

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        GLI EDIFICJ ANTICHI DI ROMA

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

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