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        Marylebone & St Pancras.]

      1799 - London: 1794-5. Two sheets conjoined, total 570 x 1010mm. Some original outline colour. Top corners repaired. Marylebone & St Pancras from a map that Howgego describes as the 'largest and most important London map of the eighteenth century', on a scale of 26 inches to a mile. 'The New Road from Paddington' (Euston Road) is shown from Tottenham Court Road west to Lisson Grove (birthplace of Eliza Doolittle in Shaw's 'Pygmalion). Also marked are Fitzroy Square, Warren Street, Harley Street, Baker Street and the Workhouse where the University of Westminster now stands. There is little development north of the Euston Road, but of interest is 'Jews Harp House', a coffee house that was a hot-bed of Jacobin insurrection. William Blake refers to it and the farm shown nearby in his poem 'Jerusalem': 'The Jews-harp-house & the Green Man; / The Ponds here Boys to bathe delight: / The fields of Cows by Willans farm: Shine in Jerusalems pleasant sight'. Within twenty years both had disappeared as the area was developed as Regent's Park. 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 Phœnix 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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        Le Isole Britanniche Antiche cioe' La Britannia Maggiore o sia Albione e la Britannia Minore o sia Ivernia.

      1799 - Rome, 1799, original colour, 380 x 505mm A scarce and decorative map of the British Isles divided according to their ancient boundaries with the names of the tribes marked in each region, also shown are cities and towns called according to their old names. With a large and attractive title cartouche in the upper left-hand corner depicting Neptune in a shell chariot urging on his team of hippocamps.

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        Resa omkring Jorden af Herr de la Perouse Ã¥ren 1785 och följande. Sammandrag

      Stockholm: Johan Pfeiffer, 1799. Small octavo; a few light spots but a very good copy in attractive contemporary Scandinavian half calf. The story spreads. Rare Swedish edition of the voyage of La Pérouse, whose fame was so widespread that there was a ready market for accounts of his voyage across Europe and beyond. Within four years of the publication of the official French edition in 1797, translations appeared in London, Edinburgh, Paris, Stockholm, Leipzig, Berlin, Copenhagen, Haarlem, St. Petersburg, Boston, and Amsterdam. This Swedish version was prepared by Samuel Ödmann from the octavo French edition. He also provides a preface. Not in the catalogue of the Hill collection; Ferguson knew the book only from copies in the Mitchell Library and the Kroepelien Collection, Oslo.

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        Leipzig im Profil. Ein Taschenwörterbuch für Einheimische und Fremde.

      Solothurn, Benedict Krüger und Adolph Weber, o.J. (1799).. VIII, 316 Ss. Kl.8vo. Etwas späterer handgebundener Halblederband (ca. 1850) mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel sowie die Deckel mit floralen und figuralen Zeichnungen geprägt (die Kanten nur minimal berieben).. Wohl erste und einzige Ausgabe (bibliographisch leider nicht nachweisbar). - Der Autor entwirft ein interessantes, aus heutieger Sicht amüsantes Sittenbild der Stadt, beginnt bei A, wie: Abentheurer, über E, wie: Ehescheidungen ("diese sind dermalen an der Tagesordnung, und sonderbar! Fast immer sind es die Weiber, welche die Scheidung verlangen".) bis Z, wie: Zeitungen ("Alles lieset Zeitungen..."). - Vorsätze mit hübschem Marmorpapier bezogen, vorderer Innendeckel mit Exlibris, hinterer Innendeckel mit Buchbinderschildchen: "Max Schröter Nachf., Leipzig". - Die Seiten durchgehend teils etwas gebräunt - im Ganzen gutes und schönes Exemplar. - Selten!

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        Notice d'un Livre Imprimé a Bamberg en 1462, par Albert Pfister. Lue a l'Institut National

      1799. Paris, Badouin, Imprimeur de l'Institut National, an VII (1799). 24pp. + 5 plates of facsimiles. 4to. Large paper. (foxed throughout). Modern red cloth. The curious work mentioned in this title, the subject of which is The four histories of Joseph, Daniel, Judith and Esther, was discovered by a German clergyman by the name of Steiner and was first described in the Magasin Historique-Littéraire Bibliographique (Chemnitz, 1792), but Camus's memoir is replete with curious matter and is illustrated with facsimile cuts. Armand Gaston Camus was a bibliographer of high reputation. Dibdin in his Bibliomania describes Camus as a good scholar and an elegant bibliographer. (Bigmore & Wyman I,102). Our copy has the following inscription en papier velin. Donné par l'auteur au Cit.yen Laire.

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        Conjugal Affection From the Original Picture presented to the City by Aldn. Boydell. To their most excellent Majesties King George III, & Queen Charlotte. This Print is most humbly Dedicated by their most Dutiful and Loyal Subject Jno. [sic.] Boydell

      J. & J. Boydell, London 1799 - A fine colour-printed stipple-engraving, dedicated to the King and Queen whose tranquil domestic life was a by-word in late 18th century England. Robert Smirke (1752-1845) was the son of a clever but eccentric travelling artist, was born at Wigton, near Carlisle, in 1752. He was brought to London by his father in 1766, and apprenticed to a coach-painter named Bromley. In 1772 he became a student of the Royal Academy, and in 1775 a member of the Incorporated Society of Artists. In 1804 he was elected to succeed Joseph Wilton as keeper of the Royal Academy, but George III refused to confirm the appointment, possibly through fear of the influence on the students of the artist's freely expressed revolutionary opinions. His last contribution to the academy, entitled Infancy, appeared in 1813, but he continued to exhibit occasionally elsewhere until 1834. His works are characterised by good drawing, refinement, and quiet humour. Smirke painted also some pictures for Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery , and for Bowyer's History of England. . In the Guildhall, London, is a picture by him representing Conjugal Affection, or Industry and Prudence' ( DNB ). Robert Thew (1758-1802) ".for a time followed the trade of a cooper; but, possessing great natural abilities, he invented an ingenious camera obscura, and later took up engraving, in which art, although entirely self-taught, he attained a high degree of excellence. In 1783 he went to Hull, where he resided for a few years, engraving at first shop-bills and tradesmen's cards. His earliest work of a higher class was a portrait of Harry Rowe., and in 1786 he etched and published a pair of views of the new dock at Hull. Having executed a good plate of a woman's head after Gerard Dou, he obtained from the Marquis of Carmarthen an introduction to John Boydell, for whose large edition of Shakespeare he engraved in the dot manner twenty-two plates. He held the appointment of historical engraver to the Prince of Wales." ( DNB ). Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Robert Thew (3 inch expertly repaired tear to upper margin touching the image area).

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        Traite de Mecanique Celeste

      Paris: Various, 1799. Hardcover. Good. Paris: De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet..., 1799 [AN VII]. [Volume II] Paris: Bachelier, Successeur... Courcier, 1829; [Volume III] Paris: De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet... 1802; [Volume IV] Paris: Chez Courcier..., 1805. Four volumes (of five)., 4to., pp. [v]-xxx + [xxxii] (errata) + [3]-368; [iii]-xviii + [1]-382; [vii]-xxiv + [1]-303 + [304] (errata) + [1]-24; [v]-xl + [1]-347 + [348] (errata) + [3]-65 + [blank] + [folded plate] + [1]-76 + [77] (errata): Volume I rebound in modern half tan linen and brown cloth; red morocco spine label gilt; ex-library ticket to pastedown; modern flyleaves; half-title lightly soiled and lower corner extended; cellotape repair to lower fore-edge of title leaf; minor edge tear to pp. [v]-vi; with leaves watermarked "mecanique celeste." Volumes II, III & IV bound in 19th c. half-roan and marbled paper boards; boards lightly worn, especially at tips; Volume III morocco spine labels detached or becoming so; ex-library tickets to pastedowns of Volumes III & IV; Volumes II, III & IV lack half-titles, else complete and clean throughout. Mixed bindings, LACKING the final volume. Volumes I is first edition, first state; volumes III and IV are first editions. Volume II is a second edition. Folded plate to volume IV with fourteen math models. Hardcover. One of the great books of modern science; Laplace first used the term "Mecanique Celeste" (celestial mechanics) to describe his work. In its sophisticated application of mathematics, Laplace's project successfully explains the solar system's permanent equilibrium, despite the appearance of irregular forces, without reference to God. Laplace's "self-regulating" universe represented an enormous achievement in the creation of the modern mind. From the library of chemist and science historian Sydney Ross. Horblit 63; PMM 252.

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        Large Flowering Sensitive Plant

      London 1799 - The most strikingly beautiful flower plates ever to be printed in England. "The feature of this picture that catches the eye first is the mass of curving threads which comprise the clusters of bright red stamens that sweep gracefully out of the flowers.the dominating visual characteristic of the plant [ Callandria grandiflora (L'H?rit.) Bentham]. There is, however, another character of this plant which is interesting and surprising, but which could not be rendered visually by the artist. It is one of a group which are sensitive to touch, and which when handled fold their leaves sharply in a reaction akin in effect, though brought about in a different way, to the operation of the nervous system in animals, a sight which fascinates most people when they first see it. The plate is noteworthy for its fine background, which plays a large part in the effect it achieves. Intended to represent Jamaica's wooded hills under a bright sky it manages admirably to creat[sic.] the right feeling, helped by the figure gazing in admiration at the plant in full flower in the middle distance and the brightly-coloured humming birds probing the flowers in the foreground for nectar. Philip Reinagle painted the picture, which was engraved by Stadler, [an] engraver of surpassing skill. A very pleasing plate." (Ronald King. The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton . 1981, p.78). Thornton's Temple of Flora is the greatest English colour-plate flower book. ".[Thornton] inherited a competent fortune and trained as a doctor. He appears to have had considerable success in practice and was appointed both physician to the Marylebone Dispensary and lecturer in medical botany at Guy's and St. Thomas's hospitals. But quite early in his career he embarked on his. great work. What Redout? produced under the patronage of L'H?ritier, Marie Antoinette, the Empress Josephine, Charles X and the Duchesse de Berry, Thornton set out to do alone. Numerous important artists were engaged. twenty-eight paintings of flowers commissioned from Abraham Pether, known as `Moonlight Pether', Philip Reinagle, . Sydenham Edwards, and Peter Henderson. The result. involved Thornton in desperate financial straits. In an attempt to extricate himself he organized the Royal Botanic Lottery, under the patronage of the Prince Regent. it is easy to raise one's eyebrows at Thornton's unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing. But he produced. one of the loveliest books in the world" (Alan Thomas Great Books and Book Collecting , pp.142-144). Second state of two of this plate from the Temple of Flora . "I have found two states of this plate. Dunthorne gives a third between my two, and I include his principal differences. Impressions from the first state of the plate are very fine - among the most delicate of all the prints. The sky is worked in fine aquatint, which in the final state. has been entirely removed. In this state, two small circles have been added at the ends of the stamens. In Dunthorne's second state, the shoot at the top end of the stem of the sensitive plant has two tips joined in a point (this should be easily noticeable), while the buds and leaflets have been outlined more clearly. The sky has been re-aquatinted with streaks, and the background too has added aquatint." (Handasyde Buchanan. Thornton's Temple of Flora , 1951, p.17). Hand-coloured and colour-printed aquatint, stipple and line engraving by Stadler. Sheet size: 21 5/8 x 16 6/7 inches.

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        THE PRINCIPLES OF ASTRONOMY: designed for the use of students in the University. + THE PRINCIPLES OF HYDROSTATICS: + THE PRINCIPLES OF FLUXIONS.

      Cambridge, printed by J. Burges, and sold by J. Deighton (& 4 others), 1799.3 works in 1 volume, all by Vince and in the series "The principles of mathematics and natural philosophy". Astronomy: FIRST EDITION 1799, Volume 4 Part II, 8vo, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, numerous diagrams in the text, pages: (2), ii, 341 plus (1) page adverts. Light pale foxing to title page and first few pages, occasionally throughout, occasional small pale mark to margins, a few neat pencil marginalia. Hydrostatics: FIRST EDITION 1796, Volume III Part II, Cambridge, J. Burges, illustrations and diagrams in the text, pages (4), 146, (1) - Errata, followed by 29 page Appendix to Hydrostatics. Very light browning to title page, occasional very light fox spots. Fluxions: FIRST EDITION 1795, Cambridge, J. Burges, Volume II, numerous diagrams in the text, pages: (4), 230, (1) - Corrigenda. Very occasional slight pale foxing, page 159 is duplicated (Prop. XLVII), there are 2 different versions of page 160, (both showing Prop. XLVIII), slightly confusing but nothing is missing. The three parts are bound together in half calf over marbled boards, recently rebacked to style with blind rules, gilt lettered red morocco label. Corners very slightly worn, old endpapers retained, inner paper hinges cracked, binding tight and firm. Very good condition. From 1796 Samuel Vince (1749 - 1821) was Plumian Professor of astronomy and experimental philosophy at Cambridge. His lectures were published in four volumes entitled The Principles of Mathematical and Natural Philosophy (1793 - 99)? his particular subjects being fluxions? hydrostatics and astronomy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Relation abrégée du Voyage de La Pérouse , pendant les années 1785, 1786, 1787 et 1788

      Leipsick, 1799. Octavo, frontispiece, five plates, and a large folding map; contemporary quarter calf, some wear, front joint starting but otherwise a very good copy, bookplate. Rare abridgment. Very scarce abridged version of the La Pérouse voyage, printed in French at Leipzig. The five plates and the large world map, although adjusted to suit the smaller octavo format, are very good indeed. Ferguson knew only the National Library copy, while McLaren also noted a copy in the State Library of Victoria. The attribution of the abridgement of the work to Charles de Villers (1765-1815) is from Barbier.

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        Catalogue Des Livres Rares et curieux, Manuscrits et Imprimés, composant La Bibliothèque De Feu Le Citoyen De Milly

      1799. [Pasted-on label]: Dont la Vente se fera le 2 vendémiaire an 8, [end of label] et jours suivans, à quatre heures de relevée, en sa maison, rue du Bouloy, no. 48. Rédigé par Jannet et Chaillou. Il se trouve à Paris, chez Jannet... & chez Fauvelle et Sagnier... An VII (1799). 8vo. xvi, 512, ii [errata], xv pp. Contemporary boards with red title-shield. A good clean copy. * Catalogue, containing 2527 lots, rich in belles-lettres and history. The introduction by Chaillou tells us that Pierre-François de Milly (1728-1799) was a lawyer at the Parliament of Paris and Procureur au Châtelet. [Grolier Club # 400].

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        Epicteteae philosophiae monumenta. part 1-4. (in 5 vols.) Edidit Schweighaeuser.

      Weidmann Leipzig 1799. Half-cloth 684, 465, 466-969, 504, 540 S. Sehr guter Zustand/ very good, 1799-1800. Greek text with comments in Latin. Vol 1-2: Epicteti Dissertationes. Vol. 4: Simplicii commentarius in Enchiridion. (Schweiger 107a). Very good ex-libr. copies with stamps on title-page and papern back label. Mildly foxed paper.. *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei ***

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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: For John Stockdale, 1799. - 4to., (11 x 8 ¾ inches). 8-page publisher's Advertisement (pale stain to lower corner through p. 80). Fine folding engraved map of "Part of the United States of North America," original hand coloring in outline; 4 full-page engraved maps and plans; fine engraved frontispiece "View of the Rock Bridge"; 10 engraved plates (light scattered spotting). Modern quarter morocco, marbled boards. First edition. "In his account of the United States, Weld found more to criticize than to admire. He deplored slavery and the treatment of the Indians; Americans struck him as rude and covetous; farming methods were 'slovenly.' Although he praised aspects of Philadelphia and New York City, and declared himself to be 'well pleased at having seen as much of [this continent] as I have done,' nevertheless he concluded, 'I shall leave it without a sigh, and without entertaining the slightest wish to revisit it.' Nor did he. "Weld was more favourably impressed by the Canadian provinces. Between July and November 1796 he travelled from Lake Champlain to Montreal and Quebec, returning through Montreal and continuing his journey to Kingston, Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake), Malden (Amherstburg), Detroit, Fort Erie, and into western New York. He declared the scenery from the Upper Town of Quebec to surpass 'all that I have hitherto seen in America, or indeed in any other part of the globe,' and travelling conditions between Quebec and Montreal to be the best in North America. He argued that 'a man of moderate property could provide for his family with much more ease in Canada than in the United States' because the price of land was lower there. Like many other British travellers, then and later, Weld felt more at home in the provinces than in republican America. "Although some of his judgements were obviously rather subjective, Weld's book was a substantial piece of work. He spent more time in North America than did many other travel writers. He was fortunate in his timing: in the 1790s he was able to give an early, sometimes a first, account of many aspects of North American life. Finally, Weld had a special skill in describing the topographical and physical aspects of the country through which he travelled 'on horseback, on foot, and by canoes.' This aspect of the book was strengthened by good maps and by plates made from his own sketches" (G. M. Craig for DCB). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS78. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, n. u. v. Fr. Müller bei Artaria in Wien, "Der Lauf des Donau Stroms von Wien bis in das Schwarze Meer oder Neuester Kriegsschauplatz zwischen Osterreich und der Pforte, welcher das Koenigreich Ungarn, Sclavonien, Sirnien, Siebenbürgen, Bujowina, Croatien, Dalmatien. Bosnien, Servien, Bulgarien, die Walachei, Bessarabien, die Ukraine, Galizien, Mähren, Oesterreich, und Steyermark, & enthält. - Le Cours du Danube ..".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, 1799, 33,5 x 51. Dörflinger, Art. 7; Szantai, Atlas Hungaricus, Seite 22 mit Abb. ( = Artaria 2). - Seltene Einblattdruckkarte bei Artaria, die ganz Ungarn zeigt. Im Westen Wien, im Osten die Donaumündung, im Südwesten die Adria. Über der Karte Kopftitel in deutscher und franz. Sprache, unter der Karte Erklärungen zu den Farben ("Roth ist osterreichisch" usw.) - Tadelloses Exemplar.

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        Demonstratio Nova Theorematis Omnem Functionem Algebraicam Rationalem Integram unius Variabilis in Factores Reales Primi vel Secundi Gradus resolvi posse

      One engraved plate (somewhat browned). 39, [1] pp. 4to, cont. half-calf & marbled boards. Helmstadt: C.G. Fleckeisen, 1799. First edition of Gauss's first book for which he received his doctorate degree; in this rare work Gauss gave the first rigorous proof of the fundamental theorem of algebra. This theorem, which states that every algebraic equation in one unknown has a root, was expressed by Albert Girard, Descartes, Newton, and Maclaurin. Attempts at a proof were made by d'Alembert, Euler, and Lagrange, but Gauss was the first to furnish a rigorous demonstration. This is Gauss's first great work and marks the beginning of an extraordinary ten years which saw the publication of his Disquisitiones Arithmeticae (1801) and his calculation of the orbit of the newly discovered planet Ceres. "Gauss ranks, together with Archimedes and Newton, as one of the greatest geniuses in the history of mathematics."-Printing & the Mind of Man, p. 155. A very good copy. Library stamp on blank portion of title removed and another stamp on final text leaf with circular piece of paper pasted over. On page 26 there are two corrections, presumably in the Gauss's hand. Provenance: Absolutely reliable. ❧ Bell, Men of Mathematics, pp. 218-69. D.S.B., V, pp. 298-315. Smith, History of Mathematics, II, pp. 473-74. .

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        The Woodman at Labor; The Woodman's Repast

      G. Frailing at Mr. Murphy's, London 1799 - A fine pair of images of the rural life of a wood-cutter and his family. Charles Turner is known chiefly as a mezzotint engraver: an area in which he gained a well-deserved reputation for excellence. His best known work in this field was for J.M.W. Turner's 'Liber Studiorum'. The present print supports the assertion that he 'was a [also] good original draughtsman. [He] engraved from his own drawings portraits of J. M. W. Turner, Michael Faraday, William Kitchiner, Joseph Constantine Carpue the surgeon, and John Jackson the pugilist' ( DNB ). Joseph Barney came to London at sixteen and 'studied under Zucchi and Angelica Kauffmann. He gained a premium at the Society of Arts in 1774, and whilst quite young was appointed drawing master at the Royal Military Academy. He held this post for twenty-seven years. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1786. He dealt at first with classical, and afterwards with religious subjects; later he painted domestic life, and. finally. flower painting in the service of the prince regent' ( DNB). Mezzotints, printed in colours and finished by hand, by G. Frailing, after Barney (the first title) and Turner (the second).

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        Asiatic Researches; or, Transactions of the Society , Instituted in Bengal, For Inquiring into the History and Antiquities, The Arts, Sciences and Literature of Asia

      London: printed for J.Sewell; Vernor and Hood, and others, 1799-, 1812. Eleven volumes, quarto, with a total of 132 plates (of which 24 are folding), some handcoloured; a fine set in handsome matching contemporary polished half calf with gilt spines. A magnificent set. The first eleven years of this important publication in a marvellous contemporary binding, from a period when India was the fulcrum of British activity in the region. The journal covers everything from non-Western medicine to mystic poetry, and includes serious scholarly papers such as Sir William Jones On the Hindus - the first paper to demonstrate the unity of the Indo-European languages. Printing and the Mind of Man acknowledges the tremendous importance of Jones' paper 'This slim paper…marks a turning point in the history of linguistics and signalled the birth of comparative philology.' In it Jones first revealed the similarity of Sanskrit, Greek, Gothic and Latin languages; and by so doing gave rise to the new discipline of Indo-European studies. The entry for Jones' On the Hindus included in Printing and the Mind of Man refers to the original slim pamphlet published by the Bengal Asiatic Society in 1788. This London edition of eleven volumes published between 1799 to 1812 reprints the original Calcutta papers of the Society issued from 1784 onwards. Accordingly, Jones' paper forms pp. 415-431 of the first volume published in 1799 of the London edition. The Asiatic Society was instituted in 1784, comprising members of the East India Company stationed in Bengal and further afield alongside merchants, scholars and literati living in Britain with a deep interest in the history and cultures of Asia. The geographical scope of the studies is significant, from Arabia to Indonesia, encompassing the Indian subcontinent, China, Nepal and Tibet. The diversity of articles is astonishing, ranging from ancient history and languages through to natural history, ethnology and astronomy. Interestingly, a number of articles concern the peoples and trading products of South-East Asia including articles on the Andaman Islands and the ethnology of the Nassau Islands off Sumatra. Entries on inter-island trade and natural commodities include a detailed article of ten pages on the varieties of pepper cultivated in Prince of Wales Island (present day Penang in Malaysia). Other antiquarian articles of enduring interest include an examination of an Arabic manuscript of Aristotle, reference to Egypt and the flooding of the Nile in ancient Hindu literature and the Indian cosmology of ecliptic time. Such historical material is published alongside geographical and scientific papers such as the trigonometric survey of India by William Lambton and William Petrie (including a magnificent engraved map of the triangulation method).

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      Boston: Manning & Loring, 1799. Duodecimo, embrowned throughout, but a very good copy in modern paper boards. The rarest of all editions. Very rare: the first American edition of this collection of Southey's verse, which includes his "Botany Bay Eclogues" (pp. 57-73). Borrowing from Southey's early radicalism, and infused with the ideas that would lead him to join Coleridge in advocating the utopian ideals of Pantisocracy (not what you think), one of the often ignored aspects of the Botany Bay Eclogues is that they correctly privilege the new Australian society over life in England: they are 'made up of the reminiscences of ordinary people who have been transported to Australia as felons. Some of them remember England with nostalgia, but all have gone through experiences that make Botany Bay seem like a welcome haven.' (Routledge History of English Poetry, p. 10) As an eighteenth-century American printing of Australian interest, this edition is in the company of an extremely small number of other titles: principally the 1794 editions of the Scottish Martyrs Muir and Margarot, and the 1796 Philadelphia edition of Barrington. All editions of this important collection, first published in London in 1797, are rare, none more so than this Boston edition. Ferguson knew only the British Library copy, while the Addenda volume could add no Australian locations. It is now known to be in the American Imprint collection of the National Library of Australia.

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        A Treatise on the Plague and Yellow Feverâ?¦

      8vo contemporary sheep rebacked with cloth, folding table, 568 pp. Binding is worn with chipping at the extremities. Hinges have been reinforced but are still a little weak. Browning and aging to contents, paper is somewhat fragile, and folding table has some tears at the folds, signature on title; still a very respectable copy. Tytler provides a very detailed historical account of the â??great plagueâ??, but more importantly, he discusses the two major infectious disease outbreaks in the United States in 1793 and 1798. His folding table compares the symptoms of the plague and the yellow fever epidemics. This copy is signed by noted surgeon John B. Hamilton (1847-1898) who as the surgeon-general of the Marine Hospital Service helped stop a yellow fever outbreak in 1878 by enforcing a strict quarantine. Sabin 97656. Austin 1940.

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        A Missionary Voyage to the Southern Pacific Ocean , performed in the Years 1796, 1797, 1798, in the Ship Duff

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

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        St. Leon: A Tale of the Sixteenth Century

      London: G.G. & J. Robinson, 1799. Four volumes, duodecimo, final blank in vol. 3 preserved, occasional pencil marks; a handsome set in contemporary tan half-calf. "Mr Boyd, we shall drink one bumper more…" First edition of William Godwin's second Gothic novel, presented to Joseph Fidèle Eugène du Bouzet, an officer serving on board the Thétis under Hyacinthe de Bougainville while the French expedition was staying in Sydney. The book was presented to du Bouzet as a "Souvenir de Mr. Boyd, Sydney 21 7bre. [i.e. September] 1825": William Boyd was the Paymaster of the Buffs, the famous regiment then stationed at Port Jackson. Du Bouzet sailed as midshipman second class on the Thétis, and was promoted first class during the course of the voyage. He is mentioned several times in Hyacinthe de Bougainville's journals, usually scampering about Sydney in pursuit of botanical specimens, or on one occasion joining his captain for a stroll in the Botanic Gardens. Du Bouzet had a long Pacific career, later taking part in Dumont d'Urville's second expedition to the Antarctic, and serving as the governor of French Polynesia from 1854 to 1858. Relations between the French and the Buffs were very jolly, in no small part due to Boyd himself. Bougainville's own diary for 12 July 1825 is worth quoting at length: 'Attended a sumptuous dinner given in our honour by Colonel [W.] Stewart and the Mess (the body of officers of the third regiment known as the Buffs). This is the only regiment which enjoys the privilege of crossing London in full military regalia. The dinner was held at the barracks and lasted from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m.; there were endless toasts, and on each occasion, the colonel called upon the officer seated at the other end of the 40-foot-long table, with the words: "Mr. Boyd, we shall drink one bumper more; all ready if you please". Thereupon, the other replied at once: "I am ready, Sir, etc." At which point, he emptied his glass and invited all present to do the same. Each guest did his best, with the result that the poor attorney-general, who was present, as well as several other government officials, had to be carried from the table' (The Governor's Noble Guest, p. 68). To have given a book in Sydney in 1825 was quite a gift, given that locals could still be found complaining about the dearth of reading material. The more so as this is an attractive set of the first edition of William Godwin's novel; perhaps Boyd thought the story of the impoverished French Count Reginald de St. Leon and his discovery of the philosopher's stone might appeal to a junior officer of noble blood (later in life du Bouzet was made Marquis). Godwin's tale was an important influence on his son-in-law Percy Shelley's own Gothic novel St. Irvyne; or, the Rosicrucian and his daughter's Frankenstein, for which he was the dedicatee.

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        "The Dispatches of Field Marshall the Duke of Wellington During His Various Campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries, and France from 1799 1818 Vols 1 and 2 Only."

      John Murray. Hard Cover Vol. 1. xxx (2) + 575pp. Vol. 2. (6) + 624pp. Page edges red speckles. Half bound in brown leather with marbled paper covered boards. Gilt lettering. Leather is rubbed with some loss on spines. Corners are rubbed and scuffed with loss. Some foxing. Fr

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      London: John and Arthur Arch, et. al, 1799. modern full leather, five raised bands, red leather spine label. 8vo. modern full leather, five raised bands, red leather spine label. xxxvi, 320 pages. First edition. (Bigmore & Wyman I,243; Bonacini 647, Lowndes 844,Updike II,120 and Birrell and Garnett 93). Each alphabet is accompanied by a textual description by Fry and demonstrations of the full range of the alphabet. This necessarily involved a large range of type specimens. Fry was probably the most learned founder of his day.

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

      Dedham: Printed for the Author, by H. Mann and J. H. Adams. 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.

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        2 Autograph letters signed plus other materials

      1799-1819. <p>Lacépède, Bernard Germain de (1756-1825). (1) Autograph letter signed, in French, to publisher M. Saugrain. 1 page plus integral address leaf. N.p., &#147;25 ventose, an 7me de la République&#148; (i.e., 15 March 1799). 233 x 188 mm. Top portion of address leaf torn away, not affecting text, lacuna where seal was broken, small marginal tear. (2) Autograph letter signed, in French, to Nicolas Viton de Saint-Allais (1773-1842). 1 page plus integral address leaf. N.p., 19 May 1819. 207 x 175 mm. Light marginal soiling. Together 2 letters, enclosed in cloth portfolio stamped &#147;P.V.H.&#148; in gilt on the front cover; accompanied by several printed items, including 2 engraved portraits of Lacépède, brief extracts from several of his printed works and 2 biographical notices. Very good. </p><p>From French naturalist Lacépède, best known for his collaboration with Buffon on the continuation of the latter&#146;s monumental Histoire naturelle, to which Lacépède contributed eight volumes including the five-volume Histoire naturelle des poissons (1798-1803). These volumes were issued by the French publisher Saugrain, to whom the first letter above is addressed. Saugrain had apparently wanted to feature Lacépède&#146;s name in a prospectus for the Histoire naturelle; Lacépède responded by stating that although he was &#147;as much touched as flattered by the esteem and affection you are pleased to show me,&#148; he was &#147;far from believing&#148; that his name &#147;might add to the success of the edition of the Histoire naturelle that you are undertaking.&#148; He asked Saugrain that if the prospectuses had not yet been printed, &#147;everything concerning me&#148; should be removed &#147;as useless and too little merited.&#148; </p><p>In the second letter, written in the third person to genealogist Nicolas Viton de Saint-Allais, Lacépède informed his correspondent that he was returning &#147;the article [Saint-Allais] was so kind as to send me and to which I made a short addition, because the Mémoires of [Philippe de] Commines were on my desk.&#148; He further promised to send a certified copy of a genealogy to the French city of Vienne, which he would deposit &#147;with great pleasure&#148; in Saint-Allais&#146;s collection. Saint-Allais was the head of the Bureau Générale de la Noblesse de France. &#147;Commines&#148; refers to French historian and diplomat Philippe de Commines (1447-1511), whose Mémoires were published in 1524.</p>

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        Wanderungen der Sele Fum-Hoams. Morgenländische Geschichten, von ihm selbst in sechs und vierzig Abenden erzählt

      Marburg, in der Neuen Akademischen Buchhandlung 1799.. Marburg, in der Neuen Akademischen Buchhandlung 1799.. VIII, 381 S. HLwd. d. 19. Jhdts. Hehres und Triviales 11.451 (wohl vorliegendes Exemplar); nicht bei Fromm und Hayn-Got. V, 274. - Übersetzung der bereits 1723 erschienenen "Les avantures merveilleuses du mandarin Fum-Hoam, contes chinois", eine an den Erzählungen aus Tausendundeiner Nacht angelehnten Geschichte. - Unbeschnittenes, recht gutes Exemplar!

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending An Account of His Studies And Numerous Works, in chronlogical order; a series of his epistolary correspondence and conversations with many eminent persons; and various pieces of his composition, never before published: the whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great-Britian, for near half a century, during which he flourished. In four volumes.

      Dilly,, London, 1799 - 4 Bde. London, Dilly, 1799. XXXI + 1 + 452, 490, 475, 514 S. Priv. HLd. der Zeit. 3. revised and augmented Edition. In engl. Sprache. Es fehlt das Frontispiz (Porträt). Die beiden gefalteten Faksimiles sind vorhanden (Bd. 3 und 4). Pottle 82: 1. Malone Edition. - Besitzsign. a. V., Ebd. m. Gbrsp., R. von Bd. 4 angebrochen, Seiten leicht gebräunt, etw. stockfleckig. - Signature of former owner on endpapers, cover with signs of use, pages slightly browned, some foxing. - Die maßgebliche englische Ausgabe! - S. Johnson (1709 -1784) wohl Englands größter Literat: Dichter, Essaist, Biograph sowie Kritiker. Ab 1737 lebte er in London und schlug sich mehr schlecht als recht durch für "The Gentleman's Magazine". Zwischen 1747 und 1755 schrieb er an seinem wohl bekanntesten Werk "A Dictionary of the English Language". Ab 1762 erhielt er ein jährliche Pension des engl. Regierung, sodaß sich seine Geldsorgen etwas hoben. Johnson's Ruhm ist zum Teil auf den Erfolg von Boswells Biographie zurückzuführen. Man muß jedoch wissen, daß Boswell Johnson erst getroffen hat, nachdem sich J. etabliert hatte. Deshalb ist Johnson in Boswells Buch eher als ruppige aber liebenswerte Person der oberen Kreise beschrieben, denn als der arme um alles kämpfende Schriftsteller, den er den größten Teil seines Lebens war. Englisch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to Maj. James Rennell

      Lincolnshire, 1799. Lincolnshire, 1799. <p>Banks, Joseph (1743-1820). Autograph letter signed to &#147;My dear Major&#148;; i.e. James Rennell (1742-1830). 2 &#150; 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.</p><p>From noted botanist and patron of science Joseph Banks, who accompanied Captain James Cook on the latter&#146;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&#146; 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.</p><p> Banks&#146; letter to Rennell discusses Rennell&#146;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:</p><p> "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&#146;s little buttons you must decide."</p><p>Herodotus described the white lotus (Nymphaea Lotus) in his account of the Lotus-eaters portrayed in Homer&#146;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 &#147;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.&#148; </p><p> In the remainder of the letter Banks discussed two chapters on rivers included in Rennell&#146;s Geographical System:</p><p> "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."</p><p> 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 the first type evolves over time into the second.</p><p>Neil Chambers, editor of The Scientific Correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks 1765-1820 (2006), includes other letters concerning this particular exchange from Rennell to Banks in volume 5 of The Indian and Pacific Correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks, 1768-1820 (2012). Letters both before and after it are also featured in this volume. </p>

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        Histoire des mathematiques . . . Second edition, considerably augmented

      Paris: Henri Agasse, 1799-1802. Paris: Henri Agasse, 1799-1802. <p>Montucla, Jean Etienne (1725-99). Histoire des mathématiques . . . Nouvelle edition, considérablement augmentée, et prolongée jusque vers l&#146;Époque actuel. 4 vols., 4to. [4], viii, 739; [4], 717, [1]; viii, 832; [4], 688pp. 45 folding engraved plates, engraved portraits of Montucla and Lalande. Paris: Henri Agasse, 1799-1802. 255 x 193 mm. 19th century tree sheep, gilt spines with leather labels, a few scratches on covers, very minor edgewear. Minor occasional foxing, but overall a fine set, with all half-titles present. Bookplate of the Bibliotheca Lindesiana in all volumes.</p> <p>Second and most complete edition, considerably expanded from the first edition of 1758. Montucla&#146;s Histoire, the first classical history of mathematics, was &#147;a comprehensive and, relative to the state of contemporary scholarship, accurate description of the development of the subject in various countries. The account also included mechanics, astronomy, optics, and music, which were then considered subdivisions of mathematics&#148; (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). The first edition covered mathematical history only to the end of the 17th century; Montucla had intended to add a third volume covering mathematics to the mid-18th century but was unable to do so at the time. In the 1790s Montucla began working on the second edition of his Histoire, revising and expanding the first two volumes and adding a third devoted to 18th-century mathematics. He died when this volume was in press, however, and the remainder of the second edition was completed (with the assistance of others) by his friend, the astronomer J. J. L. de Lalande (1732-1807). Volume three covers 18th century pure mathematics, optics and mechanics, while the fourth volume covers 18th century astronomy, mathematical geography and navigation. O&#146;Connor, J. J., and E. F. Robertson. &#147;Jean Etienne Montucla.&#148; The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive. N.p., n.d. Web. Accessed 07 Jan. 2013.</p>

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        [Op. 12]. Tre Sonate Per il Clavicembalo o Forte-Piano [Subtitle]: con un Violino Composte, e Dedicate al Sigr. Antonio Salieri primo Maestro di Capella della Corte Imperiale di Vienna &c. &c. ... Opera 12

      Vienna: Artaria e Comp. [PN] 793. [1799]. 2 volumes. Oblong folio. Piano part bound in modern full green cloth boards with black leather label gilt to spine; violin part bound in matching full green cloth wrappers. [1] (title), 2-52; [1] (blank), 2-21, [1] (blank) pp. Engraved throughout. Printed price overwritten in manuscript ("5"). Early ownership signature of "Pachler" and the number "37" in manuscript to recto of first leaf of both parts. Title somewhat foxed and soiled, with some wear to edges; minor foxing throughout, heavier to some leaves; small portions of paper lacking to lower margin of pp. 29/30. Quite a good, wide-margined copy overall. . First Edition. Rare. Kinsky-Halm p. 28. Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 209. Hirsch IV, 249. Schneider Catalogue 289, 81. Hoboken 2, 54. The ownership signature to both parts is intriguing, as the name "Pachler" is closely associated with both Beethoven and Schubert; Schubert, in fact, dedicated his set of 4 songs, op. 106, to the pianist Marie Pachler. From comparisons to documents held at the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna and the Steiermärkisches Landesarchiv in Graz, it is likely that the signature on the present score is that of Karl Pachler, Marie Pachler&#39;s husband. "Karl Pachler (b. Graz, 4 November 1789; d. Graz, 22 October 1850) was a lawyer and brewer. His wife, Marie Leopoldine, née Koschak (b. Graz, 2 February 1794; d. Graz, 10 April 1855), whom he had married in 1816, was a very cultured person and an exceptionally fine pianist. Beethoven, whose acquaintance she made at Vöslau, Lower Austria, in 1817, wrote to her: &#39;I have not found anyone who performs my compositions as well as you do, and I am not excluding our famous pianonists [sic], who are merely technical automatons or show-offs. You are the true nurturer of my spiritual children.&#39; She met him once more in 1823, on which occasion he wrote for her a two-bar farewell, &#39;Das Schöne zu dem Guten&#39;." Clive: Schubert and his World A Biographical Dictionary, pp. 146-147.

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        [K 516]. Grand Quintetto per due Violini due Viole e Violoncello... No. [2]. [Parts]

      Vienna: Artaria et Comp. [PN 315]. [1799]. Folio. Disbound. [1] (title), 9; 8; 1f. (blank), 9; 1f. (blank), 7; 1f. (blank), 7 pp. Engraved. Slightly worn, soiled and foxed. . First Edition, 5th issue. Haberkamp Text p. 285. BUC p. 708. RISM M5990 (no copies recorded in the U.S.). "This is the most famous of the quintets. Its very special key, its dramatic power, its combination of tragedy and tenderness have assured it a unique place in the chamber-music repertoire. Together with the great G-minor Symphony, K. 550 (completed July 25, 1788), it constitutes the most personal music, perhaps, that Mozart ever wrote." Zaslaw & Cowdery, eds.: The Compleat Mozart A Guide to the Musical Works, p. 255.

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        Relation abrégée du Voyage de La Pérouse , pendant les années 1785, 1786, 1787 et 1788?

      Leipsick 1799 - Octavo, frontispiece, five plates, and a large folding map; contemporary quarter calf, some wear, front joint starting but otherwise a very good copy, bookplate. Rare abridgment. Very scarce abridged version of the La Pérouse voyage, printed in French at Leipzig. The five plates and the large world map, although adjusted to suit the smaller octavo format, are very good indeed. Ferguson knew only the National Library copy, while McLaren also noted a copy in the State Library of Victoria. The attribution of the abridgement of the work to Charles de Villers (1765-1815) is from Barbier.

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        Klugheitslehre, praktisch abgehandelt in akademischen Vorlesungen. 2 Bde. Prag, Eisenwanger, 1799. 4 Bll., 412 S.; 392 S. Pp.-Bde. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. RSch. (beschabt, fleckig).

      1799. . Goed. VI, 716, 15.- Erste Ausgabe. - Eine Art 'Knigge' mit teils kuriosen Ansichten. Enthält u.a. Beiträge über Wollust, Ehrgeiz, Habsucht, eheliche Freundschaft, Gönner etc.- Teils etwas stockfleckig, Band 2 durchgehend mit leichtem Feuchtrand.

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        Illustration zum Nibelungenlied: Dietrich von Bern tötet Hagen.

      . Bleistift, auf Velin. 24,5:16 cm. Verso: Bleistiftskizze desselben Motivs. Provenienz: Aus dem Nachlaß der Familie Fellner, Frankfurt am Main. Literatur: V. Schauz, Ferdinand Fellner (1799-1859). Ein Beitrag zur illustrativen Kunst des 19. Jahrhunderts. Diss. Univ. Stuttgart 1975/76, S. 76ff. Vergleichsliteratur: Ausst. Katalog: H.R. Hoetink, Duitse tekeningen uit de 18e en 19e eeuw. Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, 1964, Nr. 31 mit Abb.. Nach dem Jurastudium hat sich der 1825 unter die Advokaten seiner Heimatstadt Aufgenommene autodidaktisch zum Maler ausgebildet. Im Oktober 1825 ging er nach München, wo ihn vornehmlich P. von Cornelius (1783-1867) beeinflusste. 1831 ließ er sich in Stuttgart nieder, wo er bis an sein Lebensende blieb. Seine hervorragendste Bedeutung hat Fellner als Zeichner, der aus Geschichte, Sage und Dichtung mit unerschöpflicher Phantasie immer neue Begebenheiten darstellte und sich dabei bewusst an den Charakter altdeutscher Kunst anschloß. Ein Teil seines zeichnerischen Nachlasses befindet sich heute im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt a.M.

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        Reise nach Guiana und Cayenne, nebst einer Uebersicht der ältern dahin gemachten reisen und neuern Nachrichten von diesem Lande, dessen Bewohnern und den vorigen europäischen Colonien, besonders den französischeen. Aus dem Französischen.

      Frankfurt, Anton Pichler, 1799.Sm.8vo. Contemporary half vellum, with orange morocco title-label to spine. With folding map of French Guiana, with inset map of the island of Cayenne and plan of the city, and engraved plate. VI,(2),296 pp.* First German edition; with fine bookplate of Gunnar Degelius. - The work gives a short historical introduction, a description of the plants and animals of Guiana, the customs of the Indians, the European colonies (of France, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands) and annotations on the languages of the Indians in the neighbourhood of Cayenne. - With fine map. - (Lacks first free endpaper). - A nice copy.Cf. Cat. Suriname-Catalogus UB Amsterdam 5381; Sabin 66412; The James Ford Bell Library P545; Leclerc 1210; Chadenet 671;.

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        An meinen Sohn H-. Gold und Silber habe ich nicht; was ich aber habe gebe ich dir.

      Hamburg, Friedrich Perthes, 1799,. 8vo. 16 S. Geheftet m. marmoriertem Umschlag d. Zt.. Goedeke IV/1, 981, 232,8,30. - Holzmann-Bohatta I,1591. - Erste Ausgabe der Lebensweisheiten des knapp sechzigjährigen Matthias Claudius' (1740-1815), gerichtet an seinen Sohn Hans (*1783) bzw. Johannes, den ältesten der überlebenden Söhne, der mit 16 Jahren das Haus zur Aufnaheme einer kaufmännischen Ausbildung in Hamburg verließ. - Brosch.-Deckel lose. Im Rande gering fleckig. - Sehr selten.

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        La guerre des dieux. Nouvelle edition, contenant les variantes.

      Ohne Ort, ohne Verlag, An VII [um 1799].. Kl.8°. 216 S. Braunes Maroquin auf 5 echten Bünden mit goldgepr. RTitel und Kassettenschmuck. Deckel mit umlaufender dreifacher Goldfilete, Stehkantenvergoldung und breite Innenkantenvergoldung. Ganzgoldschnitt. Marmorierte Vorsatzpapiere. (19. Jahrhundert).. Im Jahr der Erstausgabe erschienen und die einzige die Varianten bringt. Bei diesem 'Krieg der Götter' handelt es sich um 1o Gesänge voller skandalöser Episoden und blasphemischem Witz. Das Werk gilt, neben der Voltaires 'Pucelle', als das Hauptwerk poetischer Erotik in der französischen Sprache. Kaum ein anderes Werk wurde so verfolgt: "Napoleon verfolgte es hartnäckig und machte so einstweilen seiner ungehemmten Verbreitung ein Ende. Dafür wurde es im geheimen umso öfter nachgedruckt. Um weitere Ausgaben zu verhindern, entschloß sich die Regierung schließlich in der Restaurationszeit, das Manuskript zu kaufen und zu vernichten" (Englisch, Geschichte, S. 396). Alte Ausgaben wie die vorliegende sind daher sehr selten. Deckel leicht berieben, Bünde etwas bestossen. Exlibris. 3 Seiten unsauber aufgeschnitten. Gelegentlich leicht fingerfleckig und einige Seiten mit kleinen Braunflecken. Gutes Exemplar in einem nicht signierten prachtvollen Einband. Gay-Lem. II, 439: "Ces editions anciennes sont rares et recherchees, parce que les suivantes ont subi des suppressions considerables. ... La Guerre des dieux est un ouvrage aussi critique que libre, mais dans lequel brille un talent de premier ordre; il est considere comme le meilleur poeme de la langue francaise, apres la Pucelle de Voltaire." Dutel A486. Drujon 185f. (mit 10 Verboten). Galitzin 781 ("Seule edition qui donne les Variantes"). Zum Inhalt: Bilderlex. II, 717. -------------, n. publ., an VII (1798). New edition. 216 pages, 19th cent. crushed mor. w. double guilt fillet and dotted slender braces around sides, spine in 6 compartments w. gilt French lilies, gilt dotted line on board edges, richly gilt inside dentelles, marbled endpapers. Spine a bit bumped. Bookplate on verso first free endpaper. 3 leaves cut irregularly, 2 leaves slightly damaged due to paperflaw. Partly with tiny unobtrusive browned spot at upper end inner margin. Otherwise a fine copy in a very attractive, unsigned binding. Gay-Lem. II, 439: "Ces editions anciennes sont rares et recherchees, parce que les suivantes ont subi des suppressions considerables. ... La Guerre des dieux est un ouvrage aussi critique que libre, mais dans lequel brille un talent de premier ordre; il est considere comme le meilleur poeme de la langue francaise, apres la Pucelle de Voltaire." Dutel A486. Drujon 185f. (mit 10 Verboten). Galitzin 781 ("Seule edition qui donne les Variantes"). ---------------------- Parny, E. La guerre des dieux. Nouvelle edition, contenant les variantes. Sans lieu ni date, An VII [1798]. Petit in-8. 216 pp. Maroquin brun sur 5 nerfs, titre au dos en lettres dorees, compartements decores. Plats avec triple encadrements de filets en or, roulette sur les coupes et large dentelle interieure. Tranches dorees. Pages de garde recouvertes avec papier marbre. (Reliure 19eme, non signee). Il s'agit de 10 chants plein d' episodes scandaleux es d'humour blasphemique. Peu d'oeuvres furent persecutees comme celle-ci. " Ces editions anciennes sont rares et recherchees, parce que les suivantes ont subi des suppressions considerables. ... La Guerre des dieux est un ouvrage aussi critique que libre, mais dans lequel brille un talent de premier ordre; il est considere comme le meilleur poeme de la langue francaise, apres la Pucelle de Voltaire " (Gay-Lem. II, 439). Plats legerement frottes, nerfs un peu cognes. Ex-libris. Trois pages mal coupes. Taches de doigts par endroits, qqs. pages avec des petites taches brunes. Bel exemplaire dans une reliure somptueuse. Dutel A486. Drujon 185f. (mit 10 Verboten). Galitzin 781 ("Seule edition qui donne les Variantes").

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        Ueber die Erkennniss und Cur der Fieber. 5 volume set

      Halle Curtschen Buchhandlung 1799. G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed and scuffed. Scattered light browning. All edges marbled. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with minimal marking [Second Edition] Half leather marbled board cover 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 684pp; 688pp; 656pp; 669pp;442pp. Volumes published between 1799 and 1815. Text in German.

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        Reize naar Surinamen, en door de binnenste gedeelten van Guiana. Naar het Engelsch.

      Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1799-1800.4 volumes in 2. Old boards, rebacked with the contemporary calf spines laid down (sl. rubbed). With 42 engraved plates, maps and plans (5 folding) by R. Vinkeles, J. Wijsman, A. Zurcher, a.o.* First Dutch edition; first published in London in 1796: Narrative of a five years' expedition, against the revolted negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the wild coast of South America. - It has gone through more than twenty editions in six languages. Captain John Gabriel Stedman, an officer in the Scots Brigade in Holland, volunteered for service against the negroes in Dutch Guiana. While out there he to all intents married the subject of plate 8, Joanna, a Mulatto, and had a son by her, who became a midshipsman in the British Navy, but died young. ' While he did his duty as a soldier .. he does not disguise his sympathy with the rebels .. His description of the cruelties practised on the negroes, and of the moral deterioration resulting to their masters, forms one of the most vivid indictments of slavery that have ever been penned' (DNB). Stedman (1744-1797), a keen observer living for more than four years in the colony of Surinam, derives much of what he reports from first-hand observation, but even his reports of hearsay represent key primary data, in that they disclose rich details about everyday plantation discourse. The text consists of the romance with Joanna and his efforts to gain her freedom, the military campaigns against the rebel slaves, his relations with other soldiers, particularly his commanding officer, Fourgeoud, the description and investigation of exotic flora and fauna, the description of Indian and African slave life, and most important, the description and analysis of relations between planters and slaves. The engravings show the habitations of both the natives and the Europeans, local flora and fauna, ships, forts, tools, battle plans, and map of the erea. - A first-hand account of an eighteenth-century slave society. - A clean copy with fine plates.Sabin 91077; Tiele 1046; Cat. NHSM I, p.282; Suriname-catalogus UB Amsterdam 6455.

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        CONVERSATIONS AND AMUSING TALES. Offered to the publick for the youth of Great Britain.

      xi, [3], 385, 6pp subscribers' list. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece by Bartolozzi; twelve engraved plates in aquatint, numbered in manuscript; two folding sheets of engraved music. Finely bound in recent half calf over marbled boards with red morocco label to the spine. Quarto. First edition. An excellent and handsome copy.Gumuchian 2414. Roscoe J101.

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        THE NEW ROBINSON CRUSOE, Designed for the Amusement and Instruction of the Youth of Both Sexes. Translated from the original German. Embellished with cuts. Price six pence.

      [1-5]6-128 pages. Illustrated with woodcut frontispiece and thirteen other fine cuts, all by John Bewick, two of which are signed. Original Dutch floral boards. 11.3x8.2cms. Spine and hinges repaired; else a very good, clean copy of a rare edition. Contained in a morocco-backed folding box. This edition with cuts by John Bewick was first published in 1790 and re-issued in 1797 and 1790. This particular printing was unknown to Roscoe, though he lists a copy each of the editions of 1790 and 1797 (J49). Tattersfield JB45. Not in Osborne, Oppenheimer or Gumuchian. One copy only of this edition recorded by ESTC: University of Michigan Library..

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        Die Chouans oder Die Bretagne im Jahre 1799. München, Der Bücherwinkel 1923. 4to. 235 S. Mit 60 ganzseitigen Orig.-Lithographien von Fritz Heubner. Blauer Orig.-Maroquinbd. auf 5 Bünden mit Rückentitel und Kastenvergoldung, Deckel mit Lederintarsie, rote Jakobinermütze und Bajonett, Steh- u. Innenkantenvergoldung, Vollgoldschnitt. (Signiert Fritz Gähr, München).

      . . 2. Druck des Bücherwinkels, eines von 75 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe mit einer kompletten zweiten Suite aller Orig.-Lithographien, sämtlich signiert. Gebunden in einem hervorragenden Maroquinband der Zeit von Fritz Gähr. Les Chouans war das erste Werk, das Balzac mit seinem Namen zeichnete. Diesem setzte er rasch ein "de" voran, als ihm der Erfolg die Pariser Salons zu öffen begann. Die Erzählung schildert das tragische Ende eines jungen Adeligen, einem der letzten königstreuen Widerständler gegen das Revolutionsregime. Die schönste deutsche Ausgabe dieses großen Romans, und zugleich hervorragend von Fritz Heubner illustiert. Tadellos erhalten. - Rodenberg 350.

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        Versuch Einer Geschichte des Lichtes (One attempt history of light)

      HOFBUCHHANDLUNG BEI KARL, OSNABRUCK 1799 - Versuch Einer Geschichte des Lichtes in Rücksicht seines einflusses auf die gesammte natur, und auf den menschlichen korper, ausser dem gesichte, besonders. (One attempt history of light in consideration of its influence on the whole nature, and on the human body, except the face, especially.)General wear and rubbed cover. Small tear and stamp on front end page. Tight binding. No bookplate. DATE PUBLISHED: 1799 EDITION: 508 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recherches sur les moyens de perfectionner les canaux de navigation et sur les avantages des petits canaux dont les bateaux auraient depuis deux jusqu'à cinq pieds de large, et pourraient contenir une cargaison de deux à cinq tonneaux. On y a joint des observations sur l'importance des communications navigables, une description étaillée de machines à la faveur desquelles on établirait ces communications à travers les pays les plus montueux, sans le secours des sas d'écluses et des ponts acqueducs. Avec des dessins de constructions nouvelles d'acqueducs et de ponts en bois et en fer

      Dupain-Triel, Bernard, (1799), Paris - In-8. [201 x 120 mm] Collation : XVI, 247 pp., 7 planches h.-t. Demi-basane brune, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.). Première édition française. Le Directoire accorde un brevet pour quinze ans au "citoyen Robert Fulton, ingénieur demeurant à Paris, rue du Bacq" pour "un nouveau système de canaux navigables sans écluses, au moyen de plans inclinés et de petits bateaux de forme nouvelle." Il proposait la construction de bateaux à petites roues pouvant ainsi franchir les plans inclinés. Le cahier O a été relié à la fin. Illustré par 7 planches dépliantes. [Relié avec :] $- GUÉRIN, BIDAULD, Louis LACOSTE & LACOSTE jeune. Précis historique du Canal du Languedoc ou des Deux Mers, servant d'explication au plan en relief de ce canal. Paris, Roblot-Gondar, (1808). In-8 de 38 pp. [Relié avec :] - DUCROS, J.A. Mémoires sur les quantités d'eau qu'exigent les canaux de navigation. Suivis du rapport fait par R. Prony. Paris, An IX (1801). In-8 de 78 pp., 1 planche dépliante. Intéressant recueil sur les canaux, les deux dernières pièces sont rares. Une charnière restaurée. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies, 1799. London: Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies,, 1799. In Three Volumes. The Ninth Edition. 3 volumes, octavo (205 × 128 mm). Contemporary tree calf, spines gilt in compartments, titles to spine gilt on red and green morocco labels, all edges yellow. Spine ends and corners slightly worn, green morocco labels of Volumes I and II worn off, board edges and joints a bit rubbed, top edges darkened, mild tanning to endpapers, occasional foxing to margins of text block. Volume I: short split to bottom of front joint, small rust mark affecting one word on p.111, small stain to p.293 affecting one letter, small hole to fore margin of p.321; Volume II: a few small stains to text of p.466, not affecting legibility; Volume III: small nick to fore edges of p.323 and HH8. Otherwise an excellent set. Ninth edition of Smith&#39;s highly influential work.

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        Lettera autografa firmata le 7eme de Janvier 1799 dello scrittore, erudito e uomo politico inglese, diplomatico alla Corte di Napoli e in seguito ambasciatore britannico presso l'Impero Ottomano, autore di numerose pubblicazioni sulla storia e la letteratura classica (Hercanulesia, 1810; Essay on a Punic inscription found in the island of Malta, 1810; Oedipus Judaicus, 1811) diretta a Tommaso De Ocheda, bibliotecario di Lord George John Spencer, su questioni bibliografiche, due pagine in - 8. "M. Drummond va publier à la fin de sa nouvelle édition de Perse un catalogue raisonné qui doit renfermer toutes les copies dont parlent les bibliographes, en faisantmention de cet auteur. Il croit pourtant qu'il y a quelques éditions trés rares dans la collection de milord Spencer absolument inconnues des commentateurs...". Indirizzo autografo e sigillo in ceralacca rossa alla quarta (lacuna non lede il testo).


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        Analyse du jeu des échecs. Avec une nouvelle notation abrégée et des planches ou se trouve figurée la situation de jeu pour les renvois et les fins de parties. Nouvelle édition. Paris, Chez Causette (colophon: Strasbourg, printed by Amand Koenig), 1820. 12mo. With engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, 42 full-page colour-printed plates and numerous chess-notations in text. Contemporary half morocco.

      Bibl. Van der Linden-Niermeijeriana 456; Cat. Schaakboekerij Niemeijer 1799; Coll. Rimington-Wilson 1085. New edition of the analysis of the game of chess by the famous French composer and chess player François André Danican, called Philidor (1727-1795), first published at London in 1749. In 1803 Philidor's book was renewed by Montigny, who introduced a more concise chess notation. The present edition contains a large number of plates with chess positions, also by Montigny. The chess boards on the charming plates are printed in green and white, and the chess pieces indicated by capitals in black and red. Philidor's book, a practical manual, became very popular and was many times republished and translated into almost every European language.Hinges weak, some occasional minor foxing. Good copy.

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        Descriptive Account of a New Method of Treating Old Ulcers of the Legs. [Bound with] Memoire Sur Les Ulceres en General. [Bound with] An Essay Upon the Treatment of the Deep and Excavated Ulcer: With Cases. 3 works in on

      Bristol, Paris and London Emery and Adams; Chez Mequignon; Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green 1799. G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed and scuffed. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Ireland with minimal marking 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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