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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Autograph letter signed to Maj. James Rennell

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

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

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        Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt 1799

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Dictionary of the English Language;

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

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

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

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        Large Flowering Sensitive Plant

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

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        Voyage en Syrie et en Egypte, pendant les années 1783, 84 et 85

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

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

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

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

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        An Account of the Malignant Fever, Lately Prevalent in the City of New-York

      Printed by Hurtin and McFarlane, at the Literary Printing Office, No. 20 Gold-Street, New York 1799 - Disbound pamphlet. 139 pp, plus 9 unnumbered pages and one blank endpaper in the rear. Contains, as given on the title page: I. A narrative of its rise, progress and decline, with opinions of some medical gentlemen with respect to its origin. II. The manners in which the poor were relieved. III. A list of donations for relief of the sick and indigent. IV. A list of the names of the dead, with occupations. This list also states if the deceased was African-American. V. A comparative view of the fever in the year 1798 with that of 1795. The nine unnumbered pages contain tables of information relating to the fever and its affliction of various groups of people. Contains letters from Dr. Samuel Mitchill and Richardson Underhill in regard to the origin of the fever. In GOOD condition. Remains of leather binding on the spine. The signature of a Sam(uel) Dodge present at the top of the title page, with a handwritten list, in pencil, of phrases on the rear blank endpaper. Page 85 with a number in ink, with two numbers in faint pencil. Faint pen squiggle in the margin of page 97. Moderate toning to the paper, with minor spotting and foxing scattered throughout. Rear endpaper with a few minor chips along its fore edge, as well as bearing a diagonal crease. This crease affects the previous leaf as well. Sabin 30314. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Descriptive Account of a New Method of Treating Old Ulcers of the Legs. [Bound with] Mémoire Sur Les Ulcères en Général. [Bound with] An Essay Upon the Treatment of the Deep and Excavated Ulcer: With Cases. 3 works in one volume

      Bristol, Paris and London: Emery and Adams; Chez Méquignon; Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green. G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed and scuffed. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Ireland with minimal marking. 1799. Second Edition and First Editions. Half leather marbled board cover. 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 152pp; 56pp; 72pp. Fold out table. Works published in 1799, 1802 and 1829. .

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        Applausi poetici alla vera rigenerazione del Piemonte operata nel 1799. Dalla divina provvidenza col celebre valore delle armi Austro-Russe.

      Acqui Terme, Giovanni Francesco Arcasio, [1799?]. - 4to. Title page, (8) pp., final blank f. With woodcut arms (intended as those of the Holy Roman Emperor Francis II) on first leaf. Printed in gold throughout. Set in roman type with incidental italic. Gold-brocade decorated paper wrappers, showing an embossed floral pattern (also including grapes) with hunters, a wild boar, deer and dogs scattered through it, in gold, orange, yellow, lavendar and blue. The paper used to make the wrapper is decorated on both sides (from the same block and with the same colour pattern, but with the the whole on the inside upside down) and another piece of the same decorated paper has been used to reinforce the inside of the fold. In modern clamshell box with red morocco spine label. Verses celebrating the repulsion of the French from the walls of Acqui Terme in Piedmont (between Torino and Genoa) by Habsburg Imperial forces on 17 May 1799 during the War of the Second Coalition (1798-1801). It collates: [A]6 = 6 ll., with only the woodcut arms on A1 (verso blank), the title-page on A2r, a "Madrigale" on A2v, 4 numbered poems on A3r-A4v (the first titled "Sonetto" and the fourth explicitly referring to the military confrontation at Acqui Terme on 17 May 1799) and a "Canzone" on A5r-A5v. A6 is blank. Although the imprint explicitly indicates that it is from Arcasio's printing office and that he is printer to the city of Acqui Terme ("Acqui[:] nella stamperìa di Gio Francesco Arcasio stampatore dèll' illustrissima città."), ICCU records no other work under his name and no other publications at Acqui Terme between 1622 and 1805. It records only one other copy of the present work (at the Biblioteca Federico Patetta at the law department of the University of Torino) and neither it nor the library's own catalogue indicates whether it is printed in gold (nor does it describe the binding). That copy may also lack the initial leaf with the coat of arms and its blank conjugate. We have located no other copy. The book must have been printed in a very limited press run. It is dedicated to the general of the Imperial troops, "Baron de Sekendorff", perhaps the successor to Generalleutnant Carl Friedrich Freiherr van Seckendorff (1736-1796). The author calls himself "Regio Segretaro della Prefettura, ed Accademico Torinese". The arms on the first leaf are clearly intended as the arms of the last Holy Roman Emperor, Francis II (reigned 1792-1806). They show a crowned double-headed eagle with a coat of arms on its breast, but the arms on the breast are somewhat roughly rendered and appear to be in mirror image. - The printing shows through the paper slightly, but both the book and the wrapper are in fine condition, with only slight soiling to the wrapper and a couple very minor stains at the foot margin of the last printed page. An extraordinary and extremely rare piece of occasional printing from the War of the Second Coalition: only one copy on ICCU; not in WorldCat. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Der Herausgeber des philosophischen Journals gerichtliche Verantwortungsschriften gegen die Anlage des Atheismus.:

      Jena, Gabler für Fichte, 1799. - 8°. 3 nn. Bl., 192, 4, 24 S., 1 nn. Bl. Schlichtes Halbleinen des 19. Jahrhunderts mit ehemaligem Rückenschild aus Papier, Vorderdeckel der Originalbroschur mit eingebunden, (etwas berieben). Erste Ausgabe. - Baumgartner-J. A 1, 43x; Slg. Borst 836. - Berühmte Verteidigungsschrift Fichtes zum sogenannten "Jenaer Atheismusstreit", in dem Fichte auf Grund anonym veröffentlichter Artikel in dem von ihm herausgegebenen "Philosophischen Journal", atheistische Ideen und Gottlosigkeit vorgeworfen wurden. Er wurde in Folge dessen zum Rücktritt als Professor der Universität Jena gezwungen. - Mit allen 4 Beilagen. - Etwas gebräunt, Stempel auf Titel verso, Name auf Innendeckel. Es fehlt das Blatt mit den Verlagsanzeigen. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Quali sono i mezzi di fondare la morale di un popolo? Del cittadino D.T. ***. Traduzione dal francese.

      - Firenze, anno VII. della Repubb. Franc. (1799 v. st.), in-8, br. decorata coeva, pp. 43, [1]. Prima edizione italiana (l'edizione originale è del 1798). Un solo esemplare censito in ICCU, alla Biblioteca della Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Teoria Generale delle Equazioni, in cui si dimostra impossibile la soluzione algebraica dell equazioni generali di grado superiore al quarto

      Bologna: Stamperia di S. Tommaso d&#39; Aquino, 1799. First edition. The first statement and proof of the Abel-Ruffini theorem, that the general equation of degree higher than four cannot be solved algebraically. Although Ruffini&#39;s proof was not in general accpeted he developed, in this lengthy treatise, many new fundamental methods and the concept of permutation groups, which was essential to the later work of Abel and Galois. It thus marks the transition from classical to abstract algebra. "The first person to claim that equations of degree 5 could not be solved algebraically was Ruffini. In 1799 he published a work whose purpose was to demonstrate the insolubility of the general quintic equation. Ruffini&#39;s work is based on that of Lagrange but Ruffini introduces groups of permutations. These he calls <i>permutazione</i> and explicitly uses the closure property (the associative law always holds for permutations). Ruffini divides his permutazione into types, namely <i>permutazione semplice</i> which are cyclic groups in modern notation, and <i>permutazione composta</i> which are non-cyclic groups. The <i>permutazione composta</i> Ruffini divides into three types which in today&#39;s notation are intransitive groups, transitive imprimitive groups and transitive primitive groups." (MacTutor History of Mathematics). Two volumes bound in one. Small 4to: 207 x 147 mm. Contemporary half-calf with gilt lettering on spine. Old inoffensive repair to the first and second pages of the introduction. A very good copy. viii, 206, (4:errata); (2:title), 207-509, (7:errata) and two large folding tables.

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        Elements of Chemistry, in a New Systematic Order, Containing All the Modern Discoveries

      Edinburgh; William Creech 1799 - 8vo. Quarter bound in modern brown leather. Corners bound. Marbled boards. Gilt lettering and borders on spine. Maroon title stamp. New endpapers. Tight binding and solid boards. Clean, unmarked pages. Various fold-out copperplate engravings (13 plates) and illustrations. Minimal shelf wear. Slight rubbing to boards. Minor scuffing to spine. Occasional spots on pages. Overall, a remarkable volume in excellent condition.Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794) has been called the founder of modern chemistry. Among his important contributions were the application of the balance and the principle of conservation of mass to chemistry, the explanation of combustion and respiration in terms of combination with oxygen rather than loss of phlogiston. His Traité Élementaire de Chimie, or Elements of Chemistry was a tremendously influential synthesis of his work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        INSTITUTIONS DE MEDECINE, ou Exposé sur la théorie et la pratique de cette science, d'après les auteurs anciens et modernes, ouvrage didactique, contenant les connaissances générales, nécessaires à ceux qui se destinent à exercer l'art de guérir.

      1799 - A Paris, Chez Agasse, Gabon, Fuschs et Levrault, an IX [1799]. Deux volumes in-8 (135 X 212) demi-veau acajou à petits coins, dos lisse orné d'un triple filet doré en place des nerfs, deux fers à l'oiseau dans un compartiment, caissons dorés ornés, titre et tomaison dorés (reliure de l'époque). Tome I : faux-titre, titre, XXX pages, un feuillet non chiffré, 570 pages, un feuillet d'errata ; Tome II : faux-titre, titre, 579 pages, une page non chiffrée (errata et liste des ouvrages de l'auteur). EDITION ORIGINALE. Philippe PETIT-RADEL (1749-1815), chirurgien-major dans les Indes et professeur de chirurgie à la faculté de Paris, a publié divers ouvrages relatifs à l'art qu'il pratiquait. Ecrivant avec pureté en français et en latin, il s'est fait connaître aussi par des ouvrages littéraires. BEL EXEMPLAIRE, en PARFAIT ETAT, dans une jolie reliure de l'époque au dos décoratif, avec notamment des fers à l'oiseau répétés sur les deux tomes. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        VOYAGE DANS LA HAUTE ET BASSE EGYPTE, fait par ordre de l'ancien gouvernement, et contenant des observations de tous genres. Avec une collection de 40 planches, gravées en taille-douce par J. B. P. Tardieu, contenant des portraits, vues, plans, carte géographique, antiquités, plantes, animaux, etc., dessinés sur les lieux, sous les yeux de l'auteur.

      Imp. F. Buisson. París, año 7 de la República (1799 - ). 21,5 cm. 4 vol. (uno de ellos volumen de atlas): (I) 2 h., VII-425 pág., 1 h. (II) 2 h., 417 pág. Ilustr. con tablas con observaciones metereológicas, dos de las cuales plegadas (pág. 409-410, 411-412). (III) 2 h., 424 pág. (IV) COLLECTION DE PLANCHES. 31 cm. 1 h., 2 pág., 40 lám. que contienen: frontispicio con el retrato de Sonnini dibujado por Bornet y grabado por Delvaux, 38 lám. calcográficas, dos de las cuales plegadas, grabadas por J. - B. - P. Tardieu, y 1 mapa plegado de Egipto por J. B. d'Anville. Cuatro vol. enc. reciente en media piel, nervios, florones. * Primera edición. Sonnini (1751 - 1812) desde muy joven se dedicó a los viajes de exploración, enrolándose en las fuerzas armadas. Se interesó especialmente por la historia natural, estudiando durante un tiempo junto a Buffon. El relato de Voyage dans la haute et basse Égypte empieza con su partida de Montbard, su paso por Córcega, Sicilia, Malta hasta su llegada a Egipto. Egipto Àfrica Libros modernos a partir de 1830 francés [Attributes: First Edition]

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        PRECIS D'EXPERIENCES ET OBSERVATIONS SUR LES DIFFERENTES ESPECES DE LAIT, considérées dans leurs rapports avec la chimie, la médecine et l'économie rurale.

      1799 - Strasbourg, Levrault et Paris, Barrois, An 7 de la République [1799]. In-8 (132 X 209) demi-veau brun, en place des nerfs chainette sertie de filets dorés, dentelle dorée en queue et tête, large fleuron à froid dans les compartiments, pièce de titre grenat, tranches mouchetées (reliure moderne) ; faux-titre, titre, III pages d'avertissement, 420 pages, (2) ff. de table. Rousseurs et piqures éparses, sans gravité. EDITION ORIGINALE, RARE. Elle complète et développe un Mémoire, publié en 1790 dans les "Recueils de la société royale de médecine", qui avait remporté le premier prix en réponse à la question posée en 1788 : "Déterminer, par l'examen comparé des propriétés physiques et chimiques, la nature des laits de femmes, de vache, de chèvre, d'ânesse, de brebis et de jument". Les deux auteurs, Parmentier et Nicolas Déyeux (qui fut plus tard pharmacien de Napoléon), décidèrent donc de rassembler tous les résultats de leurs expériences, qui ne figuraient pas dans le Mémoire, et de les publier sous la forme d'un traité. (BITTING, 357, avec la date erronée de 1826). BEL EXEMPLAIRE, dans un joli pastiche de reliure romantique. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dictionnaire de Chirurgie. Recueil des planches.

      Paris, Agasse, an VII (1799) - in-folio, (4) pp., 112 planches sur 111 feuillets, cartonnage de l'époque avec étiquette imprimée au dos, manque au dos sur 5 cm², intérieur en très bon état, exemplaire non rogné, tel que paru. Edition originale rare de ce volume de l'Encyclopédie méthodique de Panckoucke, imprimées par Agasse (tuteur du fils de Charles-Joseph Panckoucke). Cette encyclopédie, comportant 166 volumes de texte et 51 de planches, est "à coup sûr la collection la plus vaste qu'ait jamais produite la librairie française" (Brunet). La réalisation de ce dictionnaire de chirurgie fut confiée à Daniel de La Roche (médecin des Gardes-Suisses et de l'hôpital Necker) et Philippe Petit-Radel (professeur de chirurgie à Paris). Cet atlas est constitué de très belles planches illustrant des instruments, des appareils, des techniques chirurgicales, des scènes d'accouchement, des pièces opératoires, des figures anatomiques, . Les planches sont numérotées I à CXIII, mais les planches 13 et 52 sont absentes comme dans tous les exemplaires, ayant été retirés avant la publication de l'ouvrage ; il existe une planche 15 bis ; les planches 103 et 104 sont sur le même feuillet. Il existe deux volumes de texte (que nous ne possédons pas et qui eux sont peu estimés), avec dans le second volume l'explication des planches. Brunet, II, 974 : signale 111 pl. ; Waller 2435 (indique par erreur 113 pl.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ordinanza di Sua Maesta sulla giurisdizione militare e sopra i delitti e le pene della gente di guerra con allegato: istruzione pratica per ben compilare le processure criminali militari e spedirne.

      Reale Stamperia, Palermo 1799 - i giudizi secondo le regole stabilite dalla nuova regale ordinanza - in 8° - pp.341 + 3b. + 101 - Mezza pergamena - Mancanza al dorso e carta L2 staccata. - Primo codice penale militare promulgato da Ferdinando IV. Sulla scorta della promozione della riforma delle istituzioni penali fra i governi europei caldeggiata da Beccaria - Libro usato [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chart of the World on Mercator's Projection Exhibiting all the New Discoveries to the present Time: with the Tracks of the most distinguished Navigators since the Year 1700, carefully collected from the best Charts, Maps, Voyages &c. Extant . And regulated from the accurate Astronomical Observations, made in three Voyages Perform'd under the Command of Capt. James Cook

      A. Arrowsmith, No. 24 Rathbone Place, London 1799 - The best world map published at the end of the 18th century, incorporating all of the discoveries made on Cook's great voyages, exhibiting new discoveries in the Pacific, as well as in the Arctic and along the northwest coast of America. Arrowsmith's first map and a major cartographic rarity. Aaron Arrowsmith was the founder of one of the leading London map publishing houses in the early part of the nineteenth century. He came to London about 1770 from Durham, his birthplace, and worked as an assistant to William Faden and as a surveyor for John Cary for whom he carried out some of the road surveys which subsequently appeared in Cary's Travellers' Companion . In 1790, Arrowsmith set up his own business in Long Acre and soon established an international reputation. "Aaron Arrowsmith, Hydrographer to the King of England and Geographer to the Prince of Wales, was the most influential and respected map publisher of the first quarter of the nineteenth century . His role in cartographic production was to gather the best information available from a wide variety of sources, weigh the relative merits of conflicting data, and compile from this the most accurate depiction possible of an area. Arrowsmith accomplished this synthesis better than any other commercial map maker of his day and, as a result, his maps were the most sought after and highly prized on three continents" (Martin & Martin, p. 113.) Arrowsmith specialized in monumental multi-sheet maps. These were generally separately issued and are now very scarce. "We find [Arrowsmith] in 1790 established in Castle Street, Long Acre, where at great cost and labour, he brought out his first effort in map-making, A Chart of the World upon Mercator's Projection . This chart, now rare, was published 1 April 1790" (DNB). It is stated elsewhere that "he made himself famous by his large chart of the world on Mercator's projection" (Encyclopedia Britannica). When published in 1790, this map was not only Arrowsmith's first map, but also the first separately-issued English world map to show Cook's discoveries from all three of his voyages. While a seminal piece for any Cook collection, the map incorporates many other Pacific voyages. Indeed, nearly 30 tracks of explorers are marked, dating from 1492 to 1787, including the voyages of Furneaux, Surville, Tasman, Chirikof, Bering and others. "Clarity and accuracy were [Arrowsmith's] aims - and he achieved them as no English cartographer was able to before him. His maps are still essential to historians who want to delve into the history of the 18th-century exploration of the Pacific" (Bricker, Landmarks of Mapmaking , p. 98.) Arrowsmith did a remarkable job, as the title suggests, synthesizing information from the most recent explorations. This included the most up to date information from voyages to the Northwest coast of America, as well as the Arctic. Regarding the former, Arrowsmith consulted the works of Meares, Portlock, Dixon and Duncan. Early issues of the map show the northwest coast as per those discoveries. However, on the present issue, Arrowsmith has corrected the mapping of the region around Queen Charlotte Islands to conform to Vancouver's discoveries and removed the references to Duncan. The present circa 1799 issue is the first issue to incorporate those important discoveries. In the Arctic, Arrowsmith further displays his use of the most recent discoveries, incorporating information from Alexander MacKenzie's 1787-89 expedition. This information, as a 4-line note on the map attests, was derived from Mackenzie's own manuscript journal and pre-dates the 1801 publication of Mackenzie's Voyage. The present example of the map appears to be an unrecorded state. Stevens and Tree cite 7 issues of the map published between 1790 and 1808, largely dated based on Arrowsmith's address in the imprint. Arrowsmith's move to Rathbone Place has not been firmly dated, with some sources suggesting it to be as early as 1796 and others as late as 18 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Inspector, or Select Literary Intelligence for the Vulgar A.D. 1798, but correct A.D. 1801, the first year of the XIXth century.

      Printed for J. White and J. Wright 1799 - library shelf mark in ink at head of title-page, some foxing and browning, pp. [i], xii, [iii-] xniii, [1], 259, 8vo, nineteenth-century purple hard-grained cloth, shelfmark in gilt on spine, spine slightly darkened, inscription on verso of title &#145;To Mr James Ivory from Mr Baron Maseres, 1799&#146;, bookplate of Dundee Free Libraries inside front cover, good A very curious production, mingling all of Hales&#146;s preoccupations in an idiosyncratic form. Hales&#146;s &#145;first published work was Sonorum doctrina rationalis et experimentalis (1778), a vindication and confirmation from recent experiments of Newton's theory of sounds. In 1782 he published De motibus planetarum dissertatio on the motions of the planets in eccentric orbits, according to the Newtonian theory. Six years later he printed at his own expense Analysis aequationum; this was later included by his friend Baron Maseres in his Scriptores logarithmici, of which 250 copies were printed. Lagrange sent Hales a complimentary letter from Berlin on the Analysis . His best-known work, A New Analysis of Chronology, took twenty years to complete, and was finally published by subscription in three volumes between 1809 and 1812 . Aside from his work on scientific subjects Hales also published, among other titles, The Inspector, or, Select Literary Intelligence for the Vulgar and Irish Pursuits of Literature (both 1799), Methodism Inspected (1803-5), and Letters on the Tenets of the Romish Hierarchy (1813)&#146; (ODNB).There are two issues recorded in ESTC, one with 252 pages, and one with 259. One would think that that with 252 pp. was simply incomplete, as the extra pages at the end are indexes: however, the preliminay leaves differ. Our copy does not correspond with either in ESTC, having more preliminary leaves than called for in the version cited. (ESTC T188993)

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        Lectures on Select Subjects in Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, and Optics with The Use of Globes, the Art of Dialing, and The Calculation of the Mean Times of New and Full Moon Eclipses

      London: Printed for J. Johnson; G.G. and J. Robinson, F. and C. Rivington; W. J. and J. Richardson, etc, 1799 Full leather w/red leather spine label, embossed decoration and initials to front board. Fray to head of spine, rubbing to edges and boards. Includes 36 lovely and detailed fold-out plates, only two of which have been re-folded incorrectly, leaving the tip edges of margins exposed to the outside edge of book. The remainder of the fold outs are in wonderful condition. Text is remarkably clean and bright, with only occasional spotting.

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        Exposition du systême du monde.

      De l'imprimerie de Crapelet, chez Duprat 1799 - - De l'imprimerie de Crapelet, chez Duprat, A Paris 1799, In 4 (19x26cm), viij, 351pp., relié. - Mention de seconde édition. L'édition originale étant parue en 1796. Pleine Basane flammée d'époque. Dos lisse orné de caissons à filets et à étoiles. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffe de tête arrachée. Dernier caisson de queue arraché. Mors supérieur fendu sur 10 cm. Dos insolé. Ensemble frotté. Piqûres sur la première page de texte. Traité d'astronomie, bien qu'encore généraliste, puisque Laplace en donnera l'ampleur dans La Mécanique céleste en cinq volumes, l'exposition du système du monde est déterminant quant à l'avènement définitif des mathématiques dans le champ de l'astronomie. Laplace y démontre surtout sa position philosophique, celle d'un déterminisme absolu. "Nous devons donc envisager l'état présent de l'univers comme l'effet de son état antérieur et comme la cause de celui qui va suivre." Les mathématiques deviennent l'outil privilégié pour sonder ce qu'il est impossible de connaître et voir, comme l'hypothèse des trous noirs qu'aura Laplace. viij, 351pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NOTICES ET EXTRAITS DES MANUSCRITS DE LA BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE. Lus au Comité établi dans la ci-devant Académie des Inscriptions & Belles-Lettres. Tome Quatrième.

      A Paris, De l&#146;Imprimerie de la République 1799 - In-4°, de xii & 538p. Avertissement de Silvestre de Sacy : « L&#146;impression de ce IVe Tome des Notices & Extraits des Manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Nationale avait commencée dès l&#146;année 1791 : Interrompue en 1792 par l&#146;effet de la suppression de l&#146;Académie des Inscriptions et Belles- Lettres et suspendue durant plusieurs années ( ). La plupart des morceaux contenus dans ce volume appartiennent à la Littérature Orientale : Ils sont tous, si l&#146;on excepte la notice des Manuscrits arabico-espagnols( p.626), et celles du Pentateuque et du Nouveau Testament Syriaque (p.529 et suivante), le fruit des travaux de l&#146;ancien Comité des Manuscrits, qui a existé jusqu&#146;à la suppression de l&#146;Académie ». Notices & Mémoires insérés dans ce recueil : - Addition et corrections pour le Tome Ie des Notices & Extraits des Manuscrits [VII-XII]. [1]- « Le Livre de la créature par le sage Bélinous » (p.107-158). [2]-« Histoire des poètes (Persans) par Doulet Chah ben Alaëddoulet Algazi Alsamarcandi (p.220-251). [3]- « Histoire de la dynastie des Sarbédariens. Extraite de la vie de Mahmoud ebn &#150;Yémineddin Feryoumadi ». (Cette vie est la 6e du 5e Livre du Tezkirat alfshoara de Douletfchah) (p.251-261). [4]- « Histoire des conquêtes du Sultan Aboulgazi Hossaïn Béhadurkhan, extraite du Tezkirat alfchoara de Douletfschah ». (p.262-269). [5]- « Liste des poètes dont la vie se trouve dans le recueil ci-dessus ». (p.270-272). [6]- « Le présent sublime ou histoire des poètes de Sam-Mirza ». (p.273-308). [7] « Les sept Moallakats ». (p. 309-324). [8]- « Histoire de Yémineddoula Mahmoud fils de Sébectéghin, traduite de l&#146;arabe en Persan, par Aboulshérief Nassih Monschi, Djerbadécani ». (p.325-409) [9]- « La foudre du Yémen ou Conquête du Yémen par les Othomans, par le Scheïkh Kothbeddin Almekki ». (p.412-521). [10]- « Table géographique pour servir à l&#146;intelligence des Notices des Manuscrits arabes de la bibliothèque Nationale, n° 826,826a, 827, 828 et 829. (p. 522-591). [11]- « Le Livre qui apprend à connaître la ville Sainte de Dieu ou Histoire de la Mecque par le Scheïkh Kotbeddin AlHanéfi ». (p.538-591). [12]- « Notice d&#146;un Manuscrit du Pentateuque conservé dans la Synagogue des juifs de Caï-fong-fou ». (592-625) [13]- « Notice de deux Manuscrits arabico-espagnols ». (p. 626-647). [14]- « Notice d&#146;un Manuscrit Syriaque contenant une partie des Livres du Nouveau Testament ». (p.669-671). [15]- « L&#146;ordre des Chroniques ou Chronologie de l&#146;histoire par le Cadi Beïdhawi ». (p.672-699). [16]- « La règle des Schiis et le soutien de la Loi, par Mohtaher ben-Mohammed Almokdadi ». (p.700-705) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: In which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed A history of the language, and an English Grammar. The Eighth Edition, Corrected and Revised.

      Printed for J. Johnson, C. Dilly, G. C and J. Robinson, etc.London.,1799 - TWO VOLUMES. 4to.(11.3 x 98.8 inches). Eighth edition, corrected and Revised. Portrait frontispiece in volume one engraved by Heath after the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds and dated January 1st, 1799. A very good clean set. Finely bound in period style mid twentieth century full brown calf. Boards with single gilt ruled borders. Spines with double ruled gilt bands and lettering. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers with a neat previous owners bookplate mounted in each volume. All edges marbled. An attractive copy.: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        XXX Gesänge mit Begleitung des Pianoforte.

      Leipzig, Breitkopf u. Härtel 1799 - Erste Ausgabe. Köchel 911; Haberkamp 409. - Innerhalb der 17 Bände Oeuvres complettes als Band 5 erschienen. Insgesamt 20 der Lieder sind hier erstmals abgedruckt. - Oeuvres complettes, V. - Einige Blätter vereinzelt stockfleckig, sonst wohlerhaltenes Exemplar 100 Seiten mit Musiknoten einschl. gestoch. Reihentitel mit figürl. Vignette von W. Böhm nach Kininger [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NOVELLE di Mons. Giovanni Brevio. Edizione formata sulla rarissima di Roma, per Antonio Blado Asolano, del 1545 - NOVELLE di Marco Cademosto da Lodi. Edizione formata sulla prima rarissima di Roma, per Antonio Blado Asolano, del 1544.:

      Senza luogo né data 1799 - (Codice LE0638) In 8° (20,5 cm) XII-82(2); (2)78(1) pp. Due parti in un volume. Primo frontespizio con vecchio restauro, lievi ingialliture, indice manoscritto sugli ultimi 2 fogli bianchi. Edizione di soli 80 esemplari. Gamba, 1272: "Delle sei novelle s'è fatta una ristampa senza nota di luogo, 1799 (ma Milano 1819) in-8, per cura del sig. Scaldini, di cui è la spiritosa prefazione. Il Bembo, il Berni, monsignor Della Casa avevano in istima i componimenti di quest'autore, e l'Aretino talvolta assoggettava i suoi proprii all'esame del Brevio". La sesta novella è la celebre di Belfagor che nel 1549 fu attribuita al Machiavelli. Brunet, I/1248: "Réimpression exacte des nouvelles comprises dans le recueil du 1545, éditeur Giovita Scalvini sous le nom de Dionisio Pedagogo". Graesse, I/537. Per Cademosto: Brunet, I/1447 e Graesse, II/4: "Réimpression des nouvelles contenues dans l'édition de 1544." Pieni margini, barbe. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle, titolo e filetti oro al dorso. Eccellente esemplare di due preziose e rare edizioni. Euro 750 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA ~ Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Descrizioni precise, consegna rapida con imballaggio solido. All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging ~

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        Ensaios sobre algumas enfermidades d'Angola ?.

      Lisbon, Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1799. - Woodcut Portuguese royal arms on title page. xvi, 149 pp., (1 blank l.). 8°, contemporary speckled sheep (slight wear at head of spine), spine with gilt bands, text block edges sprinkled red. Small discoloration in lower inner margin of title-page and next few leaves. A very small wormhole in lower outer margin of first five leaves, without loss. Nevertheless crisp and clean, in very good condition. Octagonal paper tag with blue edges at foot of spine. Initials "G.S." stamped on front free endleaf recto and title page. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION. The author (1763-1807), a native of Rio de Janeiro who studied at Edinburgh (1786-1788) and presented his graduate thesis on gout at Leyden, practiced medicine in Rio de Janeiro, Bahia and Pernambuco before being appointed @Fisico-mor de Angola. In this famous work he notes that the tropical fevers found in Brazil and Angola are very similar, and draws on his experience with both venues. Pinto de Azeredo achieved excellent results with his "new method" of treatment, which included the use of quinine, nux vomica, arsenic, and the inside of the coconut rind. The @Ensaios has separate sections dealing with the causes and cures of dysentery and tetanus. In the introduction, Pinto de Azeredo attacks the excessive use of bleeding in Angola and in America ("com particularidade na Bahia").---- Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 62-3: "very rare"; @Período colonial pp. 39-40. Sacramento Blake V, 137: calling in error for 165 pp. Innocêncio V, 103; XIII, 171. @Imprensa Nacional 532. JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books 799/1. Ribeiro Filho, @Dicionário biobibliográfico de escritores cariocas pp. 30-1. Bosch 257. National Library of Medicine, @Eighteenth-Century STC p. 25. Lisbon, Faculdade de Medicina, @Catálogo da colecção portuguesa, I, 33. Pires de Lima, @Catálogo da Bibliotheca da Escola Medico-Cirurgica do Porto 273. Macedo, @Anno Bio. Braz. III, 467. Santos Filho, @História geral da medicina brasileira p. 375. Ferreira de Mira, @História da medicina portuguesa p. 305. See also J. Walter, @Um português carioca professor da primeira escola medica de Angola, Lisbon 1970. NUC: adding ICN. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La guerre des dieux anciens et modernes. Poeme en dix chants. [Ensemble] Les nouveaux saints. [Ensemble] Qu'est-ce que la théophilantropie ? [Ensemble] La religion naturelle est-elle absurde ? [Ensemble] Sur la philosophie.

      Chez Didot 1799 - - Chez Didot, A Paris 1799 - An VII, In 12 (9,5x15,8cm), 202pp. (2) 24pp. 72pp. 24pp. 24pp., relié. - Edition originale, truffée d'un frontispice par Cochin gravé par Sornique. Les nouveaux saints. Chez Dabin. Paris. 1801. Troisième édition. André Marie Chénier. Qu'est-ce que la théophilantropie ? A la librairie claissique. Paris.1801. La religion naturelle est-elle absurde, intolérante, contraires aux idées reçues, et conduit-elle au fanatisme ? Se trouve à la libraire du Pont Michel. An 6. Sur la philosophie. An 9. S.n. S.l. Plein Maroquin vert d'époque. Dos lisse orné à la grotesque de croisillons, roulette en queue et tête. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Roulette d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Un petit manque en tête. Un coin émoussé. Frottements tête et mors. Le frontispice a été doublé d'un papier au verso. Charmant exemplaire. La guerre des dieux est un poème satirique où les dieux de la religion chrétienne et ceux de la mythologie gréco-romaine s'affrontent il donna lieu dès sa parution à de nombreuses plaintes, et on le plaça dans le même temps très haut dans ce type de production, par la qualité de sa langue et de son style. Les premières éditions sont recherchées car les suivantes furent toutes expurgées. A la suite de ce fameux poème de Parny, un amateur a réuni plusieurs textes de la même époque rendant compte de la situation de la religion en France les textes s'éclairent entre eux, et permettent de comprendre la conjoncture qui a pu donner naissance au poème de Parny. Le second texte de Chénier est lui également une satire sur la religion et les philosophes. La théophilantropie prit naissance en 1797, mouvement plaçant l'amour de Dieu et des hommes avant toutes choses et s'écartant de l'église. L'article qui suit est une défense de la religion naturelle, et de ses adeptes. Le dernier texte rapproche philosophie et religion naturelle, et rejette toute superstition. Ex-libris Auguste Dide. 202pp. (2) 24pp. 72pp. 24pp. 24pp. [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 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. - 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 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 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Travels Through The States Of North America, And The Provinces Of Upper And Lower Canada, During The Years 1795, 1796, And 1797.

      London: Printed For John Stockdale, 1799. - 4to. pp. xxiv, 464. 5 engraved maps & plans (1 folding & partially coloured in outline) & 11 engraved plates (incl. frontis.). complete with the rare erratum slip relating to one of the plates, mounted at foot of plate list. contemporary mottled calf, rebacked (some foxing to plates & neighbouring leaves). First Edition of one of the most popular American travel narratives. Weld came to North America with the hope of finding more cheerful prospects than those offered by war-torn Europe, but after two years he left "without a sigh, and without entertaining the slightest wish to revisit it." Story notes that "his account of Canada (letters 21-25) is a clear and sustained description of an area and a way of life that pleased him more than had the United States." The plates are engraved after original sketches by the author. Clark II 132. Gagnon I 3701. Howes W-235. Lande 890. JCB II 4062. Sabin 192541. TPL 708. Vlach 754. Story p. 103. Winsor V p. 284 & VIII pp. 174 & 491. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      - Londres, 1799, 9x14, 332 págs. XVI-332 págs. Nombre de época en portada. Encuadernado de época en pasta española con tejuelo y ruedas doradas en lomera, cortes tintados. Buen estado. (Aunque reza segunda edición en la portada muchos estudiosos dudan de la existencia de una primera pues no hay rastro de ninguna edición anterior. La traducción se atribuye al político, escritor y traductor, José Marchena Ruiz de Cueto ( Utrera 1768-Madrid 1821), más conocido con el sobrenombre de Abate Marchena. Esta edición del Contrato Social contiene un texto sumamente revolucionario de 16 páginas del Abate Marchena que sirve de introducción con el título de: "Advertencia del Traductor", Por último hay investigaciones que apuntan a que el libro fue impreso en Francia y no en Londres como reza en la portada. Se sabe que se imprimieron 500 copias de la obra de las que buena parte se mandaron a América y muchas se debieron de desturir por el contenido incendiario de la obra y sobre todo del prólogo). (52443).

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        St Leon: A Tale of the Sixteenth Century

      four volumes, contemporary half-leather over marbled boards, raised bands, ruled in gilt, minor rubbing, scattered spotting, a nice set. a tale of the supernatural; from the library of Sir Robert Johnson Eden Bart with his armorial bookplate front pastedown volume I; first published in four volumes 1799; 331, 331, 286 and 336 pages - for W Simpkin & R Marshall 1816 (third edition)

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