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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 Muséum d'Histoire naturelle in Paris by Antoine Jean Coquebert de Montbret (1753-1825). Rare, especially in a complete state, as is this set, all the more because most of the stock was destroyed in a fire (Hagen p. 137). Boards rather rubbed, front flyleaf to part II absent, occasionally browned and foxed, one tear in one leaf (not reaching the text), marginal repair to one plate, blindstamp on some text leaves and on three plates, touching figures, otherwise a good, complete set of this finely illustrated work. Hagen I, p. 137; Horn-Schenkling, 3830; Nissen ZBI, 957.

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        GLI EDIFICJ ANTICHI DI ROMA

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

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        ST. LEON: A TALE OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY

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

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        View of Goodrich Castle on the River Wye

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        Lotto di 28 bandi ufficiali promulgati dalla "Reggenza provvisoria della Città e Stato di Lucca" tra il luglio 1799 e il giugno 1800. Stampa a cura di Filippo Maria Benedini. 1799-1800.

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books]
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        SHAKESPEARES SEVEN AGES OF MAN ILLUSTRATED.

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

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        XXX Gesänge mit Begleitung des Pianoforte

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Dessins originaux à la mine de plomb signés

      - MONNIER Henry-Bonaventure (1799-1877), dramaturge, acteur et caricaturiste. Dessins originaux à la mine de plomb signés et datés du 23 mars 1827. Sur un format 13,5 x 17,5 cm figurent : un double portrait d¿hommes de la Renaissance, de profil ; un portrait de face d¿un contemporain ; un profil d¿un homme à barbiche.

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

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

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        Travels in the interior districts of Africa: performed under the Direction and Patronage of the African Association, in the years 1795, 1796, and 1797. By Mungo Park, Surgeon. With an appendix, containing geographical illustrations of Africa. By Major Rennell.

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Tiger Disturbed While Devouring His Prey

      James Ward & Co., London 1799 - Mezzotint with hand-coloring. Light foxing at border, overall a good example. Sheet size: 23 7/8 x 29 3/4". Inventory#:p118pmat.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        ATLAS UNIVERSEL, POUR LA GEOGRAPHIE DE GUTHRIE

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

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        DON QUICHOTTE DE LA MANCHE.

      Paris 1799 - 8º mayor. (20 cm.). 3 tomos: 2 h., xvi., 367 pág., 8 láms. = 2 h., 414 págs., 8 láms. = 2 h., 4 18 págs., 8 láms. Encuadernación en holandesa piel de época con tejuelos y dorados en el lomo. Buen estado. Revisado completo de texto y láminas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Die große Feuersbrunst von Högling 1799. Die Maria von Weihenlinden hat geholfen. Ex voto 1799." 52 x 37 cm. Auf Holz gemalt. Teilweise wurmstichig, aber fest.

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        General Buonaparte

      R. Pollard c. 1799, London - This fantastic portrait of the young general was published just a few months before his "election" to the position of "First Consul," and five years before his coronation as Emperor. Beneath the portrait is a listing of his accomplishments., Image Size : 348x279 (mm), 13.70x10.98 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 434x306 (mm), 17.09x12.05 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring, Copper Engraving

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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

      Published by order of the House of Representatives, (Philadelphia) 1799 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Connecticut Courant (December 9, 1799)

      Hartford: Hudson & Goodwin. 1799. First. Large folio. [4]pp., untrimmed. Volume XXXIV, Number 1820 (Monday, December 9, 1799). Printed on thick paper, with a light horizontal fold and scattered pin holes along the left margin, near fine. An unusual issue with the printer&#39;s catalog of books in six columns on the entire front page under the masthead: "Hudson & Goodwin, Have for sale at their Store opposite the North Meeting-House, Hartford, the following Books, which they have lately received from London, Dublin, and elsewhere---Viz." The extensive list of titles is divided into eleven subject areas: (Divinity and Ecclesiastical History; Law; Medicine; Biography, History, Voyages, and Travels; Novels; Poetry; Miscellanies; Arts and Sciences; Languages and School Books). Provides a rare glimpse into a colonial era library. This issue also prints the full text of President John Adams December third speech to Congress, and two long letters by Admiral Sidney Smith addressed to Lord Nelson that describe in detail the key engagements during the Siege of Acre in 1799, and Napoleon&#39;s retreat from Egypt and Syria. .

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        The Canary Bird: A Moral Fiction. Interspersed with Poetry. By the Author of The Sparrow, Keeper's Travels, The Crested Wren, &c.

      London: Printed for E. Newbury. 1799 - Small 12mo (in 6s), 137 x 77 mms., pp. [iii] - xi [xii blank], 148 [149 - 150 note], engraved frontispiece, contemporary quarter roan, gilt spine, marbled boards; lacking half-title, base of spine defective, but otherwise a very good copy. Kendall (1775/76 - 1842) had, as ODNB notes, "had a varied literary output, which divides into four categories: his serious ideas and proposals for political and social reforms, for example his letters on the state of Ireland; his weekly 'popular' journalism which, ambitiously, might be described as a forerunner of Harmsworth; his translations from the French; and his children's books." Here, moral hypotheses take on an ornithological contour, where a canary bird escapes escapes his cage for the wider world, has a series of increasingly bizarre experiences, learns that "what he had regarded as a universal misfortune was, in fact, a blessing to others." He resolves to return to his cage, his mistress, and captivity, which he successfully does. Readers of colonialist narratives would have a field day (pun intended) speculating on the analogies with Britain's burgeoning empire. Roscoe J204. ESTC T118003 locates copies in BL, Cambridge, Bodleian, Reading; Miami University, Pierpont Morgan, UCLA, Illinois, Yale, McGill, Toronto. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Stadt Augsburg Raths-Kalender, Oder: Almanach auf das Gemeinjahr nach der gnadenreichen Geburt Jesu Christi MDCCC." Wappenkalender der Stadt Augsburg. Wandkalender mit 45 Wappen der Ratsmitglieder der Stadt Augsburg für das Jahr 1800

      Kupferstich von zwei Platten gedruckt von Hieronymus Sperling nach Johann Georg Bergmüller bei Joseph Anton Hueber 1799. 118x47 cm. - Schefold, Schwaben 41306 (Ausgabe 1735) - Drugulin, Flugbl. 4154 (Ausgabe 1733) - Thieme / Becker XXXI, 363f. - Rapp S. 81 - Monumentale Schauwand mit seitlichem Säulenaufbau auf hohem Sockel, in der Mitte ist wie in einer Nische das separat gedruckte Kalendarium aufgeklebt, flankiert von 2 Säulen mit geschmückten Kapitellen, der "Himmel" des Blattes mit großer allegorischer Darstellung.Das bei Joseph Anton Hueber "hochfürstl. Bischöfl. u. Stadtbuchdrucker auf U. L. Frau Thor" rot und schwarz typengedruckte Kalendarium zeigt schmal untereinander gesetzt 2 Reihen mit je 6 Monatstabellen. Das Kalendarium nennt die für das Jahr entsprechende Goldene Zahl, Sonnenzirkel, Römerzinszahl, Mondszeiger, Sonntagsbuchstabe und die Zeit zwischen Weihnachten und Fastnacht. Die Monatsnamen in der heute gebräuchlichen Form, jedem Tag ist der Schutzheilige bzw. das Kirchenfest und das den Tag beherrschede Tierkreiszeichen zugeordnet.Das Kalendarium ist umgeben von den Wappen der 45 Personen, die den Rat der Stadt bilden: 31 Patrizier, 4 Mehrer, 3 Kaufleute und 7 Mitglieder aus der Gemeinde. Die Wappen sind nach Rangfolge angeordnet und nennen auch die Ämter der Ratsmitglieder. Zuoberst der evangelische und katholische Stadtpfleger: Paul V. von Stetten und Joseph Adrian von Imhof, gefolgt vom Geheimen Fünferrat in einer Reihe: Jacob Ulrich Holzapfel, Philipp Georg Frieder v. Rauner, Wolfgang Ignaz Langenmantel, Franz Xaver von Pflummern, Johan Jacob Besserer von Thalfingen. Unter diesem in 2 Reihen zu je 2 Wappen auf den Säulen der Architekureinrahmung die weiteren Ratsmitglieder mit ihren Ämtern: Bürgermeister, Bau- und Kriegsherren, Einnehmer, Ungeld- und Proviantherren, Oberpfleger, Steuerherren, Oberrichter, Forst- und Taxierherren, Handwerksherren u.a. Den Sockel des Blattes unter dem Kalendarium bildet die von großen Allegorien der Flüsse Lech, Wertach und Singold seitlich eingerahmte Teilansicht der Stadt mit Rathaus, Perlachturm und Augustusbrunnen. Diese Ansicht ist bekrönt durch die in 2 Reihen angeordneten 10 Wappen der Vertreter der Kaufleute und Handwerker. Im Kopfzierstück (Himmel) des Blattes, das das oberen Drittel einnimmt, findet sich das Porträt Franz II., des letzten Kaisers des Heiligen Römischen Reiches Deutscher Nation, dem Allegorien von Krieg und Frieden und der Schönen Künste, unter ihnen Malerei, Stecherkunst, Handel, Kunsthandwerk, Optik huldigen. Unter seinem Porträt als Zeichen seiner Macht die Reichsinsignien und der Reichsadler. Eine von zwei Putten mit Blumengirlanden gehaltene Widmungskartusche an den Herrscher unter den allegorischen Figuren und zwischen den beiden oberen Wappen versinnbildlicht die Huldigung des Stadtrates an den Herrscher.Wie bei fast allen großformatigen Wappenkalendern dieser Zeit wurde die Platte aus Kostengründen mehrere Jahre benutzt. Um die Kalender dem aktuellen Stand des jeweiligen Jahres anzugleichen, wurden, so auch hier, die Wappen und das Kalendarium separat gedruckt, ausgeschnitten und in das Kalenderblatt einmontiert. Es wurden auch Teile der Platte verändert, so findet sich auf Abdrucken aus den 1730er Jahren im oberen Teil der Herrscher als ganze Figur auf einem Thron sitzend. Diese Figur wurde später aus der Platte entfernt und auf dem vorliegenden Kalender ist an dieser Stelle das separat gedruckte Porträtmedaillon Franz II., seit 1792 Kaiser des Heiligen Römischen Reiches Deutscher Nation, eingesetzt.Die in ihrer Herstellung äußerst kostspieligen Wandkalender dienten neben ihrem Nutzen als Kalender vorrangig zur Repräsentation, Selbstdarstellung und Demonstration der Staatsauffassung. Sie hingen in Amtsstuben, kamen an die Ratsmitglieder, waren repräsentative Geschenke für vornehme auswärtige Gäste und standen zum Verkauf.An 2 Stellen (am linken Rand 4,5 cm, unter dem Kalendarium 20 cm lange) Abdrucke von Rissen in der Druckplatte. In den Ecken der schmalen Rändchen leicht angeschmutzt und wasserrandig, kurze Randeinrisse und 2 längere (1 im Himmel, 1 im Bereich der Ansicht) restauriert.

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        Flora peruviana et chilensis (3 Volúmenes)

      - Geografía botánica. Flora. Chile. (581.9) Fundación de Ciencias de la Salud. Madrid. 41 cm. v. il. col. 3 volúmenes. Reprod. facs. de la ed. de: [Matriti] : Typis Gabrielis de Sancha, 1799-1802. Hipólito Ruiz, José Pavón. Biblioteca de clásicos de la medicina y de la farmacia española. Flora. Chile. Perú. ISBN: 8487111696 BC6 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY in two volumes

      Bristol: Biggs and Co., 1799 & 1800. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine, handsomely bound. Two volumes (4" x 6-1/2") bound in recent half brown morocco with matching corners retaining the original marbled boards, all edges marbled. Leaf B8 (pages 31-32) lacking in first volume, as usual; C3 in second volume in uncancelled state, with word "wicked" present on page 37, line 9. [Tinker 1953; Wise, Coleridge, 15]. Contributions by Samuel T. Coleridge (27 poems, some previously unpublished), Poet Laureate Robert Southey, Charles Lamb, Robert Lovell, Humphry Davy, Amelia Opie, and others. Pages 31-32 contained Southey&#39;s "War Poem," but were canceled in all but two known copies as the poem was considered unpatriotic. A third volume was advertised but never published. A remarkable and important collection of early Romantic poetry, here in unusually nice condition.

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        Walworth, with the Old Kent Road.]

      1799 - London: 1799. Two sheets conjoined, total 570 x 1010mm. Some original outline colour. Top corners repaired with some fill. Walworth, in the Borough of Southwark, with Walworth Road, the Old Kent Road and Grange Road. At the time of publication Walworth Common was open land; now it is completely developed. Howgego describes Horwood's map as the 'largest and most important London map of the eighteenth century', on a scale of 26 inches to a mile. Horwood's intention was to mark each house's number (a practice started in 1735), but this was abandoned as impractical. He started his scheme in 1790, expecting to be finished by 1792: by 1794 he was apologising to his subscribers (including George III); in 1798 he received a loan of £500 from the Ph&#156;nix Fire-Office, for whom Horwood worked as a surveyor, to finish the map. However this assistance was not enough to stop Horwood dying in poverty in 1803. HOWGEGO: 200, and pp.21-22.

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        Termini Botanici. Iconibus illustrati oder Botanische Kunstsprache durch Abbildungen erläutert. Mit einer Vorrede versehen von D. Carl Ludwig Willdenow.

      Oehmigke, Berlin 1799 - Hardcover. c.1799. 4to. 45 colored plates + colored title page. 90pp. text. Issued in parts between 1799 and 1807; eventually totalling 69 plates - this volume is the 1799 !st volume only. In early 20th c. 1/2 leather, joints and spine worn, interior Very Good - Fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise on the Plague and Yellow Fever

      B. B. Macanulty,, Salem (Mass.): 1799 - First printing. Very good with a recent, very attractive 1/4 leather spine with what appear to be very early marbled paper covered boards and new end sheets. The pages of the text block are uniformly tanned with occasional spots of foxing. Without a dust jacket. Published according to act of Congress. 568 pages of text including a 23 page appendix. The book is in three parts. Part I contains 370 pages which is devoted to The Plague. Part II runs from pages 371 to 544 and it is devoted to Yellow Fever. The third part is the 23 page appendix "containing histories of the plague at Athens in the time of the Peloponnesian War: at Constatntinople in the time of Justinian; at London in 1665; at Marseilles in 1720; &c." Lacking the errata sheet at the end of the text and the folding table. (Evans, 36465) [Attributes: First Edition; 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&#133;With An Appendix, Containing Geographical Illustrations Of Africa. By Major Rennell

      London: Printed By W.Bulmer And Co. For The Author; And Sold By G. & W.Nicol, 1799., 1799. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-xxviii, 372, xcii. lacking half-title. engraved frontis. portrait, 3 engraved maps (1 folding, 2 double-page & folding), & 5 engraved plates (2 folding). without the 2 engraved plates of music which are not always present. An attractive copy, bound in contemporary russia, rebacked with gilt spine mounted, all edges gilt (corners & spine bit rubbed, upper rear joint starting to crack, some offsetting from plates, several gatherings lightly embrowned). engraved armorial bookplates of the Right Honble. Sir Robert Peel, Bart., & of Sir Charles Bine Renshaw, Bart., Barochan. First Edition. [BOUND WITH:] PARK, Mungo. The Journal Of A Mission To The Interior Of Africa, In The Year 1805&#133;Together With Other Documents, Official And Private, Relating To The Same Mission. To Which Is Prefixed An Account Of The Life Of Mr. Park. 4to. pp. 5 p.l., cxxx, [2], 219. lacking half-title. folding engraved map. several text illus. London: Printed For John Murray By W.Bulmer And Co., 1815. First Edition. In 1795 Park was selected by the African Association to lead an exploring expedition into the interior of Africa. Starting from the Gambia and travelling eastward with only a negro servant, a boy, one horse, and two asses, he became the first modern Europen to reach the Niger River, whose course he traced some 300 miles as far as Silla. The journey was plagued with adversity; Park was robbed of all his trafficable property early on, and at one point, he was imprisoned by an Arab chief for four months, escaping only with great difficulty. He returned to the Gambia by a route further south, through the Mandingo country, mostly on foot as far as Camalia. There he fell dangerously ill with fever, being nursed back to health over a seven month period by a negro, Kaarta Taura, and finished his return journey in the company of a caravan. Park began his second and last expedition in search of the source of the Niger River on January 30th, 1805. By August, when they reached Bambakoo on the Niger, only eleven of the forty European members of the expedition were still alive. Park himself died some time in late 1805 or early 1806 at Boussa when he was attacked by natives, although no details were known until 1812. Park&#146;s last communications date from November when he was about to descend the river from Sansandingo in a flat-bottomed vessel fashioned, mainly with his own hands, out of two canoes. His journal, which was safely conveyed to the Gambia together with his last communications by his guide Isaaco, was published by the African Institute to aid his widow and family. Also included here is a biography of Park by E.Wishaw, as well as Isaaco&#146;s journal and an account of the fate of the expedition related by another guide, Adami Fatouma. "Until the publication of Park&#146;s [first] book in 1799 hardly anything was known of the interior of Africa, apart from the north-east region and the coastal areas&#133;Park&#146;s Travels had an immediate success and was translated into most European languages. 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&#146;s career was short, but he made the first great practical advance in the opening-up of Central Africa." (Printing and the Mind of Man) Cox I pp. 394-95. Hosken p. 154. Howgego P21. Ibrahim-Hilmy II 93. Printing and the Mind of Man 253.. 1st Edition.

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        Mémoire pour servir a commencer l'histoire des araignées aquatiques.

      Chez H. Barbou 1799 - - Chez H. Barbou, A Paris 1799 (An VIII), In 8 (10,5x17,5cm), 64pp., relié. - Mention de seconde édition. La préface est signée : "I. F. A. O." Publié par Lieutaud de Trois-Villes. cartonnage moucheté d'époque. Titre doré. Rousseurs, en particulier sur la page de titre. Ce naturaliste originaire du Poitou était bien connu dans les milieux scientifiques, et son étude se signale par sa rigueur d'observation et son sérieux. L'éditeur signale l'impossibilité de se procurer la première édition, justifiant l'édition de cette dernière, et citant Dreux du Radier à propos de son auteur : "Il pourrait servir de modèle dans ce genre, si l'on n'avait pas les écrits. de Réaumur". 64pp. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Raccolta delle leggi, editti, proclami & c. pubblicati in Bologna dopo la nuova costituzione. Presentata dal cittadino Trouvé alla repubblica Cisalpina. parti 1-17. in quattro volumi.

      Bologna, Eredi Sassi 1798- 1799 - diciassette parti legate in quattro volumi in 16° di pp. 125-90-106-80; 101-86-93-94; 95-94-78-80; 90-102-88-79-93. Due tavole ripiegate allegate allla prima parte. Legature in cartone coevo con titolo ai dorsi, parzialmente mancante quello del quarto volume. Leggeri e ininfluenti aloni ai margini della parte 17a. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Gullà]
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        Midnight the signal. In sixteen letters to a lady of quality.

      London: sold by Dodsley. 1799 - Two volumes. Small octavo. Engraved titles. [6],230p.; [6],192,195-226p. Some light soiling and signs of use particularly in vol. 1 otherwise a good copy. Rebound in half calf, marbled boards, vellum tips.Block p.312. L, C; CsmH, MH-H, NjP, NNU, OU, PU, TxHr in ESTC. Complete despite jump in pagination in vol. 2. Although listed as a novel by Block this work is more a series of dialogues on the world of fashion. The last three chapters are devoted to the subject of female education. See J. S. Taylor, Jonas Hanway p. 169. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: C R Johnson Rare Book Collections (PBFA)]
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        A Short Topographical Description of His Majesty's Province of Upper Canada in North America. To which is Annexed a Provincial Gazetteer.

      London. Published by W. Faden, Geographer to His Majesty. 1799. - 8vo. 23cm, first edition, second issue, with postscript, p165-166., [1],166,[1]p. in early half tan calf, black leather label, marbled boards, complete with half-title, circular library stamp on the title-page, a fine copy Lande 2207. T.P.L. 734. Sabin 85205. Casey I:853. This is the first published topographical description of Upper Canada. The work is in two parts: the first being the topography of the principal lakes, rivers, and land formations in the province: the second being a gazetteer of place-names in 18th century Upper Canada. Smith came to Upper Canada in 1792 and serving as quartermaster in the 5th regiment of foot at Niagara, he was selected by Simcoe in 1793 to act as first surveyor-general of the new province. This post he filled till his return to England in 1799. The text was written on Simcoe's request to accompany the following map, "A Map of the Province of Upper Canada, describing all the New Settlements, Townships, &c., with the countries adjacent, from Quebec to Lake Huron. ." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Rime Di Francesco Petrarca.

      Parma, Co' Tipi Bodoniani 1799.. Parte I. II. Kl.-8°. 2 Bde. Titelbl, XXXIV, 373 S.; Titelbl., XVI, 327 S., 12 nn. Bll. Halblederbände d. Zt., marmorierte Lederrücken, Beschriftung und Zierlinien schwarzgeprägt, Einbanddeckel braun marmoriert. Einbände und Buchblöcke sehr gut erhalten, Seiten fast weiß und fleckenlos. Schöner breitrandiger Druck. Mit alten handschriftlichen Zahlen am vorderen Innendeckel des 1. Bandes.. Rossetti Domenico. Catalogo della raccolta che per la bibliografia del Petrarca e di Pio II,32. Vgl. LGB2 I,479 - Paralellausgabe der 'Rime' von F. Petrarca (1304-1374) in zwei Bänden zu der im selben Jahr bei Bodoni in Folio erschienenen Petrarca-Ausgabe, die als schönstes Werk aus der Druckerei Bodoni gilt. Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813) Stempelschneider u. Buchdrucker, leitete die Druckerei des Herzogs von Parma, für seine 1791 gegründete Druckerei schnitt er selbst die Lettern. Elegante, typographisch sorgfältig gestaltete, Ausgabe von vor allem druckgeschichtlichem Wert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Arabien und Syrien in historischer, geographischer, wissenschaftlicher, artistischer, naturgeschichtlicher, merkantilischer, religiöser, sittlicher und politischer Hinsicht.

      Berlin & Leipzig, Verlagshandlung der neuen compendiösen Bibliothek, 1799. - 8vo. XVI, 512 pp. With engr. title vignette, folding engr. map, and 4 engr. plates. Contemp. marbled boards. All edges red. First edition, conceived as a continuation of Bergk's volume on Egypt. The map shows Syria; the plates depict Arabic costumes, household tools, and views of Haleb, Mecca, and Medina. The title vignette shows Mt. Sinai. Also discusses the history , topography, climate, illnesses etc. of the Arabian Peninsula (with chapters on the Nejd, Arabia Felix and Yemen, etc.) - Some browning. From the library of the Kalksburg Jesuit college with their shelfmark label on pastedown. Kayser I, 32. Holzmann/B. I, 2892. Hamberger/Meusel XXII/1, 216. OCLC 257668994. Not in Macro, Atabey or Blackmer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Pizarro; A Tragedy, in Five Acts . . . Taken from the German Drama of Kotzebue; and Adapted to the English Stage by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

      Printed for James Ridgway. First edition, fine paper issue.. Outside pages a little soiled; very good copy, enclosed in a chemise and quarter morocco slipcase.. NCBEL II, 820; Sabin 80340 (incorrectly calling for two plates). 8vo, stitched as issued, lacking all but some insignificant remains of the original drab wrappers on the spine, untrimmed, 79 pages + one blank. Four pages of publisher?s ads dated 25 June 1799, preceding the title page. One of Sheridan?s most popular plays, based on the Spaniards of Peru by Kotzebue, a story of Francisco Pizarro, the conqueror of the Incas. There were two issues of this first edition, one on ordinary paper and ?A Superior Edition, on fine wove Paper, hot-pressed, Price 5s.? This is one of the latter, with the paper watermarked 1796. Contemporary ink ownership signature at the foot of the title page.

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
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        Lycee, ou Cours de Litterature Ancienne et Moderne (17 Volumes Bound in 20, Plus 5 Supplematary Volumes, 25 Total volumes)

      Chez H. Agasse, Paris 1799 - 17 volumes (bound in 20), PLUS a separately issued supplementary text : MELANGES INEDITS DE LITTERATURE de J. B. de la Harpe Recueillis par J. B. Salgues Pouvant Servir de Suite Au Cours De Litterature (Paris, J. H. Chaumerot, 1810); PLUS CORRESPONDANCE LITTERAIRE, ADRESSEE A SON ALTRESSE IMPERIALE M.GR LE GRAND-DUC, AUJOURD'HUI EMPEREUR DE RUSSIE. (Paris, Migneret, 1801). Thus, 20 volumes (issued 1799-1810) PLUS 5 supplementary volumes, EQUALS 25 TOTAL VOLUMES, uniformly bound in period brown polished speckled calf over marbled boards, spines titled and ruled in gilt (minor wear to spine tips, some wear and bumping to corners; some occasional foxing; at least one leave has marginal restoration; several volumes have on their front covers evidence of ancient minor worming to surface leather). AN EXCEPTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE SET in unrestored period attire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Vashon Island Books]
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        Voyage dans l'intérieur de la Chine et en Tartarie, fait dans les années 1792, 1793 et 1794 par Lord Macartney anbassadeur du Roi d'Angleterre auprès de l'Empereur de Chine, Rédigé sur les papiers de Lord Macartney, sur ceux du Commodore Erasme Gower, et des autres personnes attachées à l'Ambassade; par Sir Georges Stauton, de la Société royale de Londres, Secrétaire de l'Ambassade d'Angleterre, et Ministre plénipotentiaire auprès de l'Empereur de Chine : traduit de l'Anglais avec des notes, par J. Castéra

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

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        The Connecticut Courant (December 9, 1799)

      Hartford: Hudson & Goodwin. 1799. First. Large folio. [4]pp., untrimmed. Volume XXXIV, Number 1820 (Monday, December 9, 1799). Printed on thick paper, with a light horizontal fold and scattered pin holes along the left margin, near fine. An unusual issue with the printer&#39;s catalog of books in six columns on the entire front page under the masthead: "Hudson & Goodwin, Have for sale at their Store opposite the North Meeting-House, Hartford, the following Books, which they have lately received from London, Dublin, and elsewhere---Viz." The extensive list of titles is divided into eleven subject areas: (Divinity and Ecclesiastical History; Law; Medicine; Biography, History, Voyages, and Travels; Novels; Poetry; Miscellanies; Arts and Sciences; Languages and School Books). Provides a rare glimpse into a colonial era library. This issue also prints the full text of President John Adams December third speech to Congress, and two long letters by Admiral Sidney Smith addressed to Lord Nelson that describe in detail the key engagements during the Siege of Acre in 1799, and Napoleon&#39;s retreat from Egypt and Syria. .

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