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        Voyage à Constantinople, en Italie, et aux Îles de l’Archipel, par l’Allemagne et la Hongrie.

      A Paris, De L’Imprimerie de Crapelet, Chez Maradan, Libraire, 7., 1799 - in-8° ; (2)-331 pp.-(1), demi-basane bleue, dos lisse joliment orné, filets or, titre or, tranches jaunes, rel. de l’époque, bel exemplaire. Hage Chahine, 4280. Pétrovitch, 71. Manque à Atabey et Blackmer.Édition originale. First edition. Very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyages dans les deux Siciles et dans quelques parties des Apennins. Traduit par G. Toscan.

      - Paris, Maradan, An VIII (1799). Six volumes in-8, VIII-311-(1), (4)-280, (4)-291-(1), (4)-272 et (4)-309-(1) p., demi-veau brun à petits coins de vélin, dos lisses et ornés, 7 pl. (restaurations très soigneuses et discrètes à certains mors et coiffes). Voyages en Sicile en 1788, complet des 7 planches gravées. Joli ensemble en reliures typiques de l'époque. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. Langue : Français

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        Voyage à Constantinople, en Italie, et aux îles de l'Archipel, par l'Allemagne et la Hongrie

      Chez Maradan, Libraire, Paris 1799 - sans date (1799); demi reliure à coins, tranches en carton moucheté, pièce de titre beige et 7 filets dorés au dos; tranches jaunes; en très bon état et intérieur très frais [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Descriptiones et icones plantarum rariorum Hungariae.

      - Vienna, Matthias Andreas Schmidt, (1799-) 1802-1812. 3 volumes. Folio (488 x 345mm). pp. (4), xxxii, 1-104; (2), xxxii, 105-221, (1); (2), 223-310, (2, index), with large sepia aquatint view at beginning of preface to vol I and 280 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates of which 16 folding. Contemporary marbled green boards with 2 red gilt lettered labels. A fine, uncut and unusually fresh copy of the first (and only) edition of this monumental flora of Hungary and adjacent territories, including Croatia, with splendid plates in the Viennese 'Jacquin' style. The text is by Paul Kitaibel (1757-1817), professor of botany at the University of Pest. 'He spent much of his career roaming Hungary and collecting botanical, zoological, and mineralogical specimens as well as folklore. His collections of botanical and mineralogical specimens formed the basis for the natural history collection in the Hungarian National Museum' (Johnston). The work was financed by Count Franz Waldstein (1759-1823), an Austrian military leader who fought against the Turks and North African states as a Maltese knight and in the Austrian-Turkish war and the Prussian campaign. From 1789 he devoted himself to botany, travelling with Kitaibel through Hungary collecting plants, interspersed with military service. His herbarium is in Prague. The aquatint view is signed by Hirscher. The plates are engraved by Karl Schutz after drawings by his son Johann. The work was intended to be completed in four volumes but a note on page 310 states that publication was suspended because of 'multiplicia impedimenta, quae e gravibus temporibus in quibus vivimus inseparatibilia sunt' (the many impediments which are inseparable from the troubled times we live in).Junk Rara, p. 134: "Die Ausstattung des Werkes ist eine prächtige, die Tafeln (von denen 16 in Doppelformat) sind auf das feinste mit der Hand colorirt. Das Buch hat für die Flora von ganz Mitteleuropa Wichtigkeit. Die 'Descriptiones et Icones' sind ausserordentlich selten, sie gehören zu den grossen Raritäten der botanischen Literatur; ganz besonders gilt dies von dem letzten in den Napoleonischen Kriegswirren erschienenen Band. Das Buch ist jedenfalls, wie alle die andern gleichzeitigen Iconographien in ganz geringer Auflage, nur für Liebhaber, erschienen und war wohl nicht im Handel".Provenance: Armorial bookplate of 'The Horticultural Society of New York, bequest of Kenneth K. Mackenzie, October 1934' on inside frontcovers and a library stamp 'duplicata de la bibliothèque du conservatoire botanique de Genève vendu en 1922' on two titles.Dunthorne 325; Great flower books p. 80; Johnston 678; Nissen BBI 2096; Stafleu and Cowan 16560. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage de Néarque, des bouches de l'Indus jusq'a l'Euphrate, ou Journal de l'expédition de la flotte d'Alexandre, rédigé sur le Journal original de Néarque conservé par Arrien, à l'aide des éclaircissemens puisés dans les écrits et relations.

      de l'Imprimerie de Crapelet,, a Paris, 1799 - 3 voll. in-8° (205x130mm), pp. (1), XL, 360, (1); (4), 434, (1); (6), 431, (1); elegante legatura coeva in p. pelle marmorizzata con bordura ornamentale in oro inquadrante i piatti, titolo e segnatura in oro su duplice tassello verde cupo al dorso, adorno di filetti e fregi ornamentali geometrizzanti ai dorsi. Tagli e sguardie marmorizzate. Ex-libris settecentesco de Reck. Complessive 8 tavole f.t., di cui sette ripiegate, splendidamente incise dal Tardieu. All'antiporta del primo volume, riproduzione del recto e del verso di una medaglia ellenistica con il profilo di Alessandro Magno, e, al medesimo volume, "Carte de d'Anville avec le Panj-ab d'Arrien et la Côte du Mekran de C. Robinson" con i tracciati dell'avanzata delle truppe e della flotta di Alessandro, "Esquisse de la rivière de l'Indus avec les cinq Dou-Abs formée d'après le Maj.r Rennel" con tracciato della discesa della flotta da Nicea sino al mare. Al secondo vol., all'antiporta, carta della costa del Mekran dall'Indo sino al Golfo Persico desunta da un manoscritto della collezione Dalrymple, una carta del Golfo Persico desunta dalla medesima collezione, uno schizzo dell'angolo Sud-Est della costa della Persia disegnato dal Capitano A. Blair. Al terzo vol., "Carte de la Babylônie, du Tigre, de l'Euphrate, de l'Eulaeus, du Pasitigris et de la Susiane" e una tav. di figure e schemi relative al calcolo della posizione delle costellazioni. Inoltre, ripiegata tra le pp. 122-23 del II vol., una tavola di prospetto comparativo tra Arriano, Tolomeo e Marciano. Al terzo vol., alle pp. 286-303, "Dissertation sur la situation d'Opis" e, alle pp. 307-352, "Dissertation sur le lever des constellations"; alle pp. 353-357, "Observations sur le petit stade d'Aristote" e, alle pp. 358-361, "Dissertation sur le premier méridien de Ptolémée" di La Rochette; si tratta di tre dissertazioni complementari al testo del Vincent la cui stesura fu da lui affidata ad alcuni studiosi suoi amici. Ampio indice delle materie su due colonne alle pp. 362-431 dello stesso terzo volume. Esemplare assai bello. Prima edizione francese (contemporaneamente a questa tiratura ne apparve anche una in formato più grande), tradotta dall'inglese da J.B. L.J. Billecocq con l'aiuto di studiosi come Fleurieu, Gosselin, Barbié du Bocage. L'opera consiste in una rielaborazione e in un vastissimo commento, compiuti da William Vincent (Londra, 1739-1815), del diario, steso da Nearco di Anfipoli, della spedizione di Alessandro in Asia, tramandatoci nell'"Indica" di Arriano. Nearco, dopo aver seguito Alessandro, di cui era intimo amico, sino all'India, tra il 325 e il 324 esplorò, primo tra gli occidentali, la costa dell'Indo sino all'Eufrate, al comando dell'armata incaricata di raggiungere il Golfo Persico. L'opera è un documento di eccezionale interesse storico, geografico, etniografico, e il libro del Vincent è il primo serio studio moderno condotto sul resoconto dell'ammiraglio macedone, di cui ristabilisce e rivendica la verità di narrazione.Il Vincent fu noto erudito e storico inglese, professore a Westminster e insigne studioso di storia e geografia antica. Brunet, V, 1252-1253. Graesse, I, 228 e VII, 325. Hoffman, II, 614. Voce "Nearco" di Piero Treves in Encicl. Italiana, XXIV, 477 (con elenco bibliografico). V. Lefebvre-Cauchy, voce "Vincent" in Michaud, Biogr. Universelle, XLIX, 148-151. Cfr. S. Medas, Dall'esperienza nautica al racconto di viaggio nel mondo antico. Il caso del giornale di bordo di Nearco nell'Indiké di Arriano in Atti del II Convegno Nazionale di Archeologia Subacquea, 2001. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        uvres en 9 volumes dans une traduction nouvelle de Guiraudet in-8,relié en basane,dos orné.portrait en frontispice de Levasseur,un plan et 6 planches dans le tome 5.

      librairie Pichard Philosophie politique An VII (1799) - tome 1 / tome 2/ Discours sur Tite Live ; tome 3/ tome 4 Histoire de Florence; tome 5 L'Art de la guerre. Vie de Castruccio. Du Duc de Valentinois. Tableau de la France. Tableau de l'Allemagne, - 6. Le Prince. Lettres diverses. Pièces diverses. Fragments d'histoire, - 7, 8 et 9, Légations à la cour de Rome, à la cour de France, auprès du Duc de Valentinois, auprès de l'Empereur. Bon état

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        Le Brick Gustave Cesar. 1820 (shown under pirate attack)

      - Mathieu Antoine Roux (1799-1872); Le Brick Gustave Cesar. 1820 (shown under pirate attack); Signed lower right: .Antne. Roux fils Marseilles.; Mixed media including watercolor, gouache, and pen & ink on paper; 14 3/4” x 19” framed The Roux family of marine painters dominated the field of naval art in 19th-century Europe. Centered in the port city of Marseilles, the founding member of this painting dynasty was Joseph Roux (1725-1793), who trained his son, Joseph-Ange-Antoine (1765-1835), to follow in his footsteps. The younger Roux proved a highly gifted student, and his work was the inspiration for a generation of French and Italian ship portraitists, though his own work outstripped theirs in scope and quality. The most able disciples of Joseph-Ange-Antoine proved to be his own sons, Mathieu Antoine (1799-1872), Frederic (1805-1870), and Francois Geffroi (1811-1882), who continued painting into the late 19th century. The period of the Roux family’s activity, roughly 1780 to 1880, coincided with the time when ship portraiture was coming into its own as a genre. Throughout the 18th century there had been British and continental artists who had depicted ships at sea and in harbor, yet their subjects nearly always reflected the heroic actions of notable events, such as sea battles. During this period, however, a market was developing among mariners for images of their own ships, divorced from any narrative context, and this market spurred the willingness of painters to take on the task. The Roux were instrumental in this process, as their works were prime factors both in solidifying the characteristics of the genre, and in creating an even greater demand through their sheer quality. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Oeuvres complètes (.) Nouvelle édition. Contenant toutes ses oeuvres posthumes et les notes d'Helvetius sur une partie de l'Esprit des lois.

      - A Basle, chez J. Decker, 1799, voll. 8, in-8, legatura coeva in mezzo vitello marmorizzato, titoli su doppi tasselli in pelle bicolore ai dorsi, numero di tomo dentro ovale in pelle verde, filetti in oro, (qualche lieve spellatura), tagli gialli, pp. (2), IV, 416, XII - (4), 428, XVI - (4), 427, XIV - (4), 397 - (4), 408 - XII, da 13 a 344 - X, da 11 a 288 - (4), 256. Ottima edizione. Bell'esemplare. Brunet III, 1859. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Passiflora caerulea Common Passion flower

      Miss Lawrance, London 1799 - A fine image from one of the rarest of all botanical works. Only five complete copies of Miss Lawrence's A Collection of Passion Flowers (London: 1799-1802) are known. The work was published, without text, in six parts of 3 plates each. Mary Lawrance (later Mrs. Kearse), flower painter, exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1795 to 1830. She lived during a period when flower painting was considered one of the necessary social accomplishments for ladies and she was able to charge up to half-a-guinea a lesson. She 'is said to have been the possessor of much personal charm and was exceedingly popular in London. [she] obtained her botanical specimens for her drawings from various nursery gardens, including the famous Vineyard nursery at Hammersmith. It was thought to be an honour for the owner as well as the flower when Miss Lawrance painted its portrait' (Henrey II, pp.580-581). Cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p.111; cf. Henrey 947; cf. Hunt 760; cf. Nissen BBI 1150. Etching, coloured by hand, by Mary Lawrance.

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        An Universal European Dictionary of Merchandise, in the English, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Polish & Latin Languages

      Finely engraved title. v, [1], [445] pp. Large 4to, fine cont. English speckled calf (boards a little warped), flat spine gilt, blue morocco lettering piece on spine. London: J. Johnson et al., 1799. First edition, a re-working for the English market of the author's Waaren-Lexicon, originally published in Hamburg in 1797. This is an invaluable dictionary of commerce and goods, providing translations in twelve languages. Nemnich (1764-1822), was the author of a number of encyclopedic dictionaries and accounts of his travels in Europe and Great Britain in which he reported especially on industry and trade. Divided into two main sections, the first part provides English words and terms which are translated in German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian (in Roman transliteration), and Polish. The second part comprises short dictionaries in these languages, plus Latin, with English translations. As an example of the incredible range and detail, we find translations for the these words: bungs, cane heads, emetic tartar, fulminating gold, groats, haberdashery wares, lip-glue, pistachio nuts, Prussian blue, sail cloth, smalt, thimbles, etc., etc. (along with thousands of more common words). A very fine and handsome copy. ❧ Alston, II, 133. .

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        "Ambrosio; or, the monk. A romance ... The second American from the fourth British edition"

      Boston: by Samuel Etheridge for Thomas & Andrews. Jan. 1799. "12mo, 3 volumes in 2 (i.e. 2 volumes in 1); pp. v, [4], [9]-298; [blank leaf], 252; contemporary full mottled calf, smooth black-stained and gilt- decorated spine laid out in 5 compartments, gilt lettering in 1, gilt anchor and warp device in the others, double gilt fillets; very good. Unusual American binding.& & Evans 35729"

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        The Laboratory; or, School of Arts: Containing a Large Collection of Valuable Secrets, Experiments, and Manual Operations in Arts and Manufactures, highly useful to Gilders, Jewellers... Dyers, Cutlers... Japanners, Bookbinders, Plasterers, Artists, and to the Workers in Metals in General: also in Plaster of Paris, Wood, Bone Horn, and Other Materials... Sixth Edition...

      2 vols, 8vo, xxxi, 439 pp ,19 plates, (some folding) xx, 452 pp, 22 plates (some folding), plate 20-22 of vol. 2 misbound in vol.1, some foxing mainly in the prelims., a little offsetting to some plates, contemporary half calf, marbled bds, gilt spines, morocco labels, vol.1 hinges weak, early signature of "John Crocker" on titles, calligraphic inscription "Langley, Frome 1832" on front pastedowns.

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        Butler's Hudibras in Three Parts: Written in The Time of The Late wars with large annotations and a preface by Zachary Grey (Two Volumes)

      Bensley 1799 - Good condition plus.Bensley,1799.Two volumes sets. Leather bound hardcover(front cover of vol I has been detached but present, some rubbing,small dents and nicks on the covers and spines,two small tears on the edges of the spines,gilt lettering and illustrations to the spines, outer hinges of the front and back covers for vol II slightly loose) in good condition plus.Illustrated with b/w plates including a folded plate by Hogarth plus 24 woodcuts by Nesbit. Clean pages with some ink marks,aged and tainted on the outer edges,some foxing marks,creases,nicks and some shelf wear on the edges of the pages,previous owner's name and date written on the edges of the titles pages,engraved armorial book plate inside the front cover of both books.The books are in GC for its age with some shelf wear.954pp including The Author's life,preface,indexes.A collectable two volume set. Heavy books (approx. 1.7 Kg). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A BRIEF HISTORY OF EPIDEMIC AND PESTILENTIAL DISEASES; WITH THE PRINCIPLE PHENOMENA OF THE PHYSICAL WORLD, WHICH PRECEDE AND ACCOMPANY THEM...(2 VOL. SET - COMPLETE)

      Hartford: Hudson & Goodwin, 1799. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 5 x 8 1/2 in. 8 vo. Vol 1 - xiii, 348 pp. Vol. 2 - 352 pp. Full treed brown calf with red calf spine labels. First edition. Condition is VERY GOOD ; corners bumped with some wear, both front hinges showing some wear but bindings are tight. Some wear and chipping at spine ends. Both spine labels excellent, bright and clear. It seems possible that both bindings were varnished at an earlier date. Both have bookplates of Wm. C. Chambers and "The Gift of Dr. James Rush to the Ridgeway branch of the Philadelphia Library A. D. 1869" on the front pastedown. Light foxing to endpaper, title pgs and contents pgs, text though is bright and clear, with some faint shadowing. A very nice copy of this early medical work, but the famous lexicographer. Rare. RGR.

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        EASTERN ANECDOTES OF EXEMPLARY CHARACTERS, WITH SKETCHES OF THE CHINESE HISTORY. In One Volume. Inscribed to Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York. The Researches of History are Never-Failing Sources of Instruction and amusement. Designed For Youth

      London:: Printed by Sampson Low,, 1799. First Edition. Very Good+. A Very Good+ hardback First Edition First Printing modern full leather binding with raised bands spine, gilt lettering leather spine label, new endpapers. Owner name p. 25. Pages light dampstain. 12mo. xxiii, [2], 26-176 pp.

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        A FAIR, CANDID, AND IMPARTIAL STATE OF THE CASE BETWEEN SIR ISAAC NEWTON AND MR. HUTCHINSON. In Which is Shewn How far a System of Physics is capable of Mathematical Demonstration - How far Sir Isaac's, as such a System, has that Demonstration - and, Consequently, what Regard Mr. Hutchinson's Claim may Deserve to Have Paid to it

      London:: G. G. and J. Robinson, F. and C. Rivington and I. Hatchard,, 1799. Near Fine. A Near Fine hardback Second Edition in modern full brown leather binding with gilt lettering spine and new endpapers. Mild scattered foxing. 8vo. 87 pp.

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        Disobedience Detected

      Published by William Barnard, London 1799 - A lovely impression of Barnard's famous genre print 'Disobedience Detected' after a moralizing painting by James Ward. James Ward was one of the most noted artists of his day, his individual style and superior skill distinguished him from his contemporaries, and his outstanding work influenced the development of British art. Considered to be one of the most important animal painters of his generation, Ward also produced portraits, landscapes, genre and history paintings. He began his career as an engraver, studying under his brother William, who later went on to engrave many of his paintings. The "disobedience" has to do with the bird's nest, baby birds within, that the little boy is red is holding. The boy in red, the oldest girl who stands blushing in the middle and the stern, commanding grandmother, tapping the Bible with her forefinger are most interesting characters in this drama, and interestingly, the grandmother's wrath doesn't seem to effect the boy in red very much, while the eldest daughter seems devastated. C.R. Grundy James Ward p.70, no.31. Colour printed mezzotint with additional hand-colouring.

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        View of the Russian Empire during the Reign of Catherine the Second,

      London: Printed for T. N. Longman and O. Rees, and J. Debrett,, 1799. and to the Close of the Present Century. 3 volumes, octavo (210 x 128 mm). Contemporary tree calf, rebacked with the original spines laid down, spines gilt in compartments, modern speckled calf labels, gilt-stamped knot designs and decorative rolls to compartments, edges sprinkled blue. Engraved folding map. This set from the Stratton Street library of Harriot Beauclerk (1777-1837), the British actress, banker, and later duchess of St Albans, with her bookplate to front pastedown and contemporary ownership inscription to the title page. Extremities rubbed, a few minor scuff marks to boards, spines dried and somewhat cracked, margins of prelims and endmatter heavily browned, mild offsetting from bookplates, occasional minor spotting to margins of text block. Volume I: short splits along front joint, upper corners of b5 and b6 chipped, distinct offsetting from the lightly foxed folding map, some larger spots along folds, small nick to stub. Otherwise a very good set. First edition of this compilatory overview of Russian history. Tooke (c. 1744-1820), a British author and translator, was ordained in February 1771 and a month later he accepted the position as chaplain of the English Factory church in Kronstadt, the main port of St. Petersburg. Three years later, Tooke became chaplain of the English Factory church in St. Petersburg "which had the largest and wealthiest British community" of the English churches in Russia; he remained there until 1792. During this period, Tooke "became friendly with the clergy of several different denominations and with many leading writers and academics, stimulating his ambition to make their works known in Britain" (ODNB). The present work was published to positive reviews and would appear in several English editions, with the second edition forming the basis for a French edition in 1801. A View of the Russian Empire was later followed by Tooke's 1800 work History of Russia from the Foundation of the Monarchy by Rurik to the Accession of Catharine the Great.

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        Leben und Thaten des scharfsinnigen Edlen Don Quixote von la Mancha. Ubersetzt von Ludwig Tieck. 4 Bände.

      Berlin, Unger, 1799-1801.. 8°. XXXII, 440; 478; 488; 547 SS. Etwas späteres Halb-Leder mit Rückenvergoldung. Goed. VI,37,51; Palau 53038. Erste Ausgabe der klassischen und teilweise bis heute nachgedruckten Tieck-Übersetzung des Don Quijote. - Schönes Exemplar, wenig gebräunt, nur vereinzelt etwas fleckig, etwas berieben, aber sehr dekorativ.

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        [TWO LETTERS WRITTEN BY TOBIAS LEAR TO PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS, ONE AS A DRAFT FOR MARTHA WASHINGTON, REGARDING GEORGE AND MARTHA WASHINGTON'S POSSIBLE BURIAL IN THE CAPITOL]

      Mount Vernon. Dec. 31, 1799 & Jan. 1, 1800.. [3]pp. total. Quarto. Old fold lines. Each letter with a later paper strip on right margin of verso (evidently where each was once tipped into an album). Fine. In a blue half morocco and cloth box, with two cloth chemises. Two remarkable letters in the hand of Tobias Lear, George Washington's personal secretary at the end of his life and executor of his estate, written to President John Adams concerning George Washington's final resting place. The first is the draft of a letter from Martha Washington, evidently composed by Lear, while the second is a letter from Lear to Adams. Washington died at Mount Vernon on Dec. 14, 1799 after a brief illness, and was buried there on the 18th. It was not until the following day that news reached Congress, sitting in Philadelphia. A movement was immediately begun to propose that Washington be buried in the yet-to- be built new Capitol building in the District of Columbia, and on Dec. 23, John Marshall reported several resolutions from both the House and Senate requesting this to President Adams. It fell to Adams to make the delicate request to the grieving widow, which he did in a letter of Dec. 24, probably received by her on the 28th or 29th. Washington's will, however, requested that he be buried at his beloved Mount Vernon. Martha Washington wished to be buried with her husband when her time came, and was concerned about the prospect for that eventuality if the General's body was interred in the Capitol building. Not surprisingly, as these documents reveal, Martha Washington turned to Tobias Lear to assist her in drafting a reply. Lear (1762-1816) is best known for the time he spent as General Washington's personal secretary (1786-93 and 1798-99). He formed a close relationship with Washington and his family - he was married successively to two of Washington's nieces. Upon Washington's death, Lear was the executor of Washington's estate and spent nearly two years sorting out the General's affairs. He was someone Martha Washington could trust to address the difficult question put to her, balancing her husband's stated wishes, the will of the country as expressed by Adams, and her own feelings as a grieving spouse. The second letter is Lear's retained copy of an accompanying explanatory letter from Lear to Adams, elaborating on the sentiments expressed in Mrs. Washington's letter. The first document, a letter to President Adams dated Dec. 31, 1799, was likely written by Lear, and revised in consultation with Mrs. Washington; it is a working draft with numerous deletions and corrections, and various phrases crossed out in favor of others. It conveys her profound sense of loss, even while it expresses her gratitude for all the "tributes of respect & veneration" which Adams and others have paid to her husband's memory. Though she seems reluctant, she implies that perhaps Washington would have wanted to be buried in the Capitol as a final act of public service. Items which have been struck out in the manuscript are here indicated in brackets: "Sir, While I feel with [the] keenest anguish, the late dispensation of Divine Providence, I cannot be insensible to the [respectful] mournful [and respectful] tributes of respect & veneration which are paid to the memory of my dear deceased Husband. And as his best services and anxious wishes were always [employed in promotion] devoted to the welfare and happiness of his country; [it affords] to know that they were truly appreciated and gratefully remembered affords me [the higher service of consolation] no inconsiderable consolation. Taught by the great example, which I have so long had before me, never to oppose my private wishes to the public will, I must consent to the request made by Congress, which you have had the goodness to transmit to me. And in doing this, I need not, - I cannot say what a sacrifice of individual feeling I make to a sense of public duty. With [grateful unfeigned thanks for] grateful acknowledgements and unfeigned thanks for the personal respect and evidence of condolence expressed by Congress and yourself [and with unfeigned thanks for your expression of condolence] I remain, very respectfully, Sir, yr. mo. obd. most hu. sr. M. Washington." Lear's accompanying letter to Adams, here present in his retained draft, is dated Jan. 1, 1800. It emphasizes that Mrs. Washington's greatest concern is that she be interred with her husband. Lear feels confident that this is possible and reiterates his assurances to President Adams: "Sir, I have received, by the hands of Mr. Shaw, the letter which you did me the honor to write on the 24th of December; and have communicated to the Family at this place, your kind assurances of regard and sympathy; for which they request you will accept their grateful and respectful acknowledgements. For the feelings which you have had the goodness to express for my loss, I am truly grateful; and it shall be the pride of my life to shew that I was not unworthy of the confidence and affection of my revered and beloved friend. After a severe struggle, Mrs. Washington has yielded to the request made by Congress, as you will find from her letter. Having passed upwards of forty years with the Partner of her Heart, it required more than common fortitude to consent to an act which, possibly, might deprive her of almost the only consolation she has had since his decease - namely, that her remains would be deposited in the same tomb with his. Knowing her feelings on this occasion, I have ventured to give her the firmest assurance of my belief that the removal of the General's body would not deprive her of this consolation, which is so dear to a mind afflicted like hers. And I trust I shall not be disappointed in this belief. My best respects attend Mrs. Adams, with the sincerest wish that you both enjoy many returns of this day, with as much health and uninterrupted happiness as can fall the lot of Mortals. With the highest respect, I have the honor Tobias Lear." Adams and Congress did indeed accept the principle that Martha Washington could be buried with her husband in the Capitol, and plans proceeded for a mausoleum in the form of a pyramid, with a base one hundred feet square. In the fall of 1800 the House passed a bill appropriating $200,000 for the project, but the idea had now become a political football between mainly northern Federalists who favored the idea, and Republicans who paid lip service to honoring Washington but questioned both the expense and the glorification of one individual, no matter how revered. The appropriation finally squeaked through the Senate by one vote in March 1801. The new Jefferson administration then proceeded to do nothing about it, and the project died. Not definitely, however. The idea was revived at various points, especially around the centenary of Washington's birth in 1832, when there was again a spirited debate and discussions with the Washington family. The matter was finally settled once and for all by the interment of Washington in the new tomb at Mount Vernon in 1837. A remarkable pair of letters, from those closest to George Washington, immediately after his death, deciding the final resting place of our first president and Founding Father. Kenneth R. Bowling, ed., ESTABLISHING CONGRESS (Columbus, 2005). See the excellent essay by Rubil Morales-Vazquez, "Redeeming a Sacred Pledge: The Plans to Bury George Washington in the Nation's Capitol," pp.148-89.

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        Rolla´s Address to the Peruvian Army

      English caricature involving Peru´s native army. 1799. London. William Holland, Oxford Street. Contemporary hand coloured etching and aquatint, with letterpress text, upper margin with paper flaw touching the letterpress title, else fine. 440 mm x 252 mm (360 including text).A very rare and ingenious caricature; in it, on one side of land, Pitt, dressed as Rolla addresses a group of tribal chiefs of the Peruvian "indigenous" army, with the rest of the army in the background staring at the scene, whilst on the other side Foxites with the flag of freedom stand in disorder and point towards the Peruvians. "The Foxites, who 'fight for power, for plunder and extended rule', and follow 'an Adventurer whom they fear', all wear or carry bonnets-rouges and have tricolour flags, one inscribed 'Libertas'. They are small comic figures headed by Fox, who urges them towards the water." (Dorothy George, Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum, VII, 1942). The speech heading the aquatint is taken from Sheridan´s Pizarro, II, beginning with "My brave associates-partners of my toil, my feelings and my fame!" "[Rolla] stands with both arms outstretched, head turned in profile to the left, pointing rhetorically across the sea to the Spaniards, whom Sheridan (in this speech) equates with French republicans, and who are here represented by the Foxites. The Peruvians wear feathered head-dresses and feather kilts in the manner of Red Indians, except Dundas, who wears tartan and feathered head-dress. Dundas (caricatured) sits on the ground holding bow and shield, and looking with cunning scepticism at Pitt; he is the only one of the ministerial group of five who can be identified, though others may be presumed to be Grenville, Portland, and Windham." (British Museum, 1868,0808.10356). Sheridan (1751 ?" 1816) was an Irish playwright, orator and Whig politician; his literary efforts were aimed at comedy and political life. His "Pizarro", was largely an adaptation of Kotzebue´s Spanier in Peru (1796), it was deemed a lesser play "but popular patriotic melodrama" (Encyclopaedia Britannica).BM Satires 9407.

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        De Arke Noach's compleet 54 delen

      - 1799 Hendrik Gartman Amsterdam. Opnieuw ingebonden 452 blz. Kritisch cultureel weekblad.

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        An Act for Continuing , Until the Twenty-Fifth Day Of March One Thousand Eight Hundred And Two, Several Laws Relating to the Transportation of Felons and Other Offenders

      London: George Eyre & Andrew Strahan, 1799. Printed bifolium, pp. [461]-462, armorial letterhead, last 2pp. blank; very good. Uncommon: a significant eighteenth-century Act of Parliament amending and continuing the practice of transportation. It was in 1784 that the English government proclaimed the legal reinstitution of transportation, with "An Act for the effectual Transportation of Felons and Other Offenders" (Ferguson, 3) and its companion Act for Scotland (Ferguson, 4bb). These two 1784 Acts laid out all of the basic conditions of transportation, but interestingly had time limits imposed, which meant that they could not last indefinitely, and that continuations were required periodically. The present 1799 Act is just such a continuation, continuing the practice for the length of the current session of Parliament, due to be completed in March 1802.

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        LETTERS WRITTEN FROM VARIOUS PARTS OF THE CONTINENT, BETWEEN THE YEARS 1785 AND 1794: containing a variety of anecdotes relative to the present state of literature in Germany, and to celebrated German literati

      London, printed T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1799.. With an appendix. In which are included, three letters of Gray's, never before published in this country. FIRST EDITION 1799, 8vo, approximately 205 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, pages: xvi, 1-544, including Notes and Errata, bound in full contemporary speckled calf, narrow gilt bands to spine, gilt lettered red morocco label. A few worm holes to spine, small old scrape to lower corner of upper cover, small armorial bookplate of J. G. Mazziotti on front pastedown, small blind Mazziotti library stamp on title page, light browning to title page, following 2 leaves and last 6 leaves, some further light browning or pale foxing throughout. Otherwise a very good tight copy. "The first six letters were written to --- von Kopken ... and the last to the poet Salis.--The rest are addressed to Charles von Bonstetten ... They were published [with title: Briefe von F. Matthisson] at Zurich in ... 1795, in two ... volumes." (Advertisement by the translator). The letters contain interesting descriptions of travel, and many anecdotes of Klopstock, Wieland, Herder, Burger, and other German writers. The Appendix contains 8 pages of stanzas addressd to the Lake of Geneva. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Ariodant. Opera en 3. actes. Paroles d'Hoffman. Dedie a Cherubini

      . Paris : Imbault, PN 89, [1799?]. - Partitur. [3] Bll. (Titel, blanco, Widmungsblatt, blanco, 2 S. "Quelques reflexions"), 319 S. Fol. Gestochen. HLdr. d. Zt. Deckel und Ecken schadhaft. Leicht fingerfleckig, minimal fleckig. Vorsatz und Vorderdeckel mit Bibliothekstempel. // Full score. Fol. Engraved. Contemp. half-leather. Boards shaved and amaged, corners bumped. Light (dust-)soiling and spotting throughout. Ex-library copy with stamps to endpaper and front board,. Erstausgabe der Partitur. RISM M/MM 1761. Selten.

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        Überflüssiges Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1800.

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

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        Rolla´s Address to the Peruvian Army

      1799 - English caricature involving Peru´s native army. 1799. London. William Holland, Oxford Street. Contemporary hand coloured etching and aquatint, with letterpress text, upper margin with paper flaw touching the letterpress title, else fine. 440 mm x 252 mm (360 including text). A very rare and ingenious caricature; in it, on one side of land, Pitt, dressed as Rolla addresses a group of tribal chiefs of the Peruvian “indigenous” army, with the rest of the army in the background staring at the scene, whilst on the other side Foxites with the flag of freedom stand in disorder and point towards the Peruvians. “The Foxites, who 'fight for power, for plunder and extended rule', and follow 'an Adventurer whom they fear', all wear or carry bonnets-rouges and have tricolour flags, one inscribed 'Libertas'. They are small comic figures headed by Fox, who urges them towards the water.” (Dorothy George, Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum, VII, 1942). The speech heading the aquatint is taken from Sheridan´s Pizarro, II, beginning with “My brave associates-partners of my toil, my feelings and my fame!” “[Rolla] stands with both arms outstretched, head turned in profile to the left, pointing rhetorically across the sea to the Spaniards, whom Sheridan (in this speech) equates with French republicans, and who are here represented by the Foxites. The Peruvians wear feathered head-dresses and feather kilts in the manner of Red Indians, except Dundas, who wears tartan and feathered head-dress. Dundas (caricatured) sits on the ground holding bow and shield, and looking with cunning scepticism at Pitt; he is the only one of the ministerial group of five who can be identified, though others may be presumed to be Grenville, Portland, and Windham.” (British Museum, 1868,0808.10356). Sheridan (1751 – 1816) was an Irish playwright, orator and Whig politician; his literary efforts were aimed at comedy and political life. His “Pizarro”, was largely an adaptation of Kotzebue´s Spanier in Peru (1796), it was deemed a lesser play “but popular patriotic melodrama” (Encyclopaedia Britannica). BM Satires 9407. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ueber meine gelehrte Bildung, über meine Kenntniss der kritischen Philosophie und meine Schriften dieselbe betreffend, und über die Herren Kant, J. B. Erhard, und Fichte. Eine Beylage zu den neun Gesprächen zwischen Christian Wolf und einem Kantianer. Berlin und Stettin, 1799.

      - First edition of Nicolai's intellectual biography, the writing of which was sparked by Kant's attack on him in "Über die Buchmacherey. Zwey Briefe an Herrn Friedrich Nicolai" (1798). Adickes 1693. 'Nicolai raises questions regarding the meaning of abstraction and the difference between a circular argument and a regress, and elaborates on his objections to 'a priori' arguments. Although frequently missing the key point in the arguments criticized, he did discover contradictions, misleading formulations and simple mistakes in the writings of Kant and his followers. These were then eliminated in later editions of their works but, needless to say, without reference to the fact that it was Nicolai who had first drawn attention to them. The vastness of historical knowledge and the tenacity in scrutinizing arguments and quotations demonstrated by Nicolai over years of intensive, not to say obsessive, philosophical studies are undeniably impressive and admirable, most particularly as, fundamentally, he lacked any formal academic education. In his autobiography "Ueber meine gelehrte Bildung" (On My Scholarly Education, 1799), he goes to considerable lengths to justify his unusual and difficult 'cursus philosophiae'' (Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century German Philosophers). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo, 266pp., contemporary marbled paper wrappers, lightly rubbed, early ownership inscription inside front cover, faint stamp on title-page, a very good clean copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        LETTERS WRITTEN FROM VARIOUS PARTS OF THE CONTINENT, BETWEEN THE YEARS 1785 AND 1794: containing a variety of anecdotes relative to the present state of literature in Germany, and to celebrated German literati.

      London, printed T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1799.With an appendix. In which are included, three letters of Gray's, never before published in this country. FIRST EDITION 1799, 8vo, approximately 205 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, pages: xvi, 1 - 544, including Notes and Errata, bound in full contemporary speckled calf, narrow gilt bands to spine, gilt lettered red morocco label. A few worm holes to spine, small old scrape to lower corner of upper cover, small armorial bookplate of J. G. Mazziotti on front pastedown, small blind Mazziotti library stamp on title page, light browning to title page, following 2 leaves and last 6 leaves, some further light browning or pale foxing throughout. Otherwise a very good tight copy. "The first six letters were written to - - - von Kopken ... and the last to the poet Salis. - - The rest are addressed to Charles von Bonstetten ... They were published [with title: Briefe von F. Matthisson] at Zurich in ... 1795, in two ... volumes." (Advertisement by the translator). The letters contain interesting descriptions of travel, and many anecdotes of Klopstock, Wieland, Herder, Burger, and other German writers. The Appendix contains 8 pages of stanzas addressd to the Lake of Geneva. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Lion in Love. Lion Amoûreux

      published by James Daniell & Co, London 1799 - Mezzotint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Charles Turner. Rare, coloured issue of this poignant image taken from Aesop's fables. Northcote, who worked as pupil and assistant to Sir Joshua Reynolds for five years from 1771, produced works in a number of genres: portraits, historical and subject pictures, morally instructive scenes and, during the 1790s, animal painting. The present image of the lion (a symbol of strength) tamed by his love for a beautiful maiden is from Aesop's fables: Once, a Lion once fell in love with a lovely young girl. He approached her parents and asked for her hand in marriage. Her parents, not wishing to anger the King of the Beasts, were also unwilling to put their daughter into danger. Her father proposed a marriage contract: "We are honoured by your Majesty's proposal, but fearful for the safety of our daughter, a tender young thing. We fear that in the vehemence of your affection you might possibly do her some injury. Might I venture to suggest that your Majesty should have your claws removed, and your teeth extracted, then we would gladly consider your proposal again." The Lion was so much in love that he had his claws trimmed and his big teeth taken out. But when he came again to the parents of the young girl they simply laughed in his face, and bade him do his worst. Cf. Le Blanc IV, p.63, no. 67 (black and white only).

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        The City and Whitechapel.]

      1799 - London: 1799. Two sheets conjoined, total 570 x 1010mm. Some original outline colour. Top corners repaired with some fill. The City and Whitechapel from a map Howgego describes as the 'largest and most important London map of the eighteenth century', on a scale of 26 inches to a mile. Among the landmarks are the Bank of England & the Royal Exchange, Guildhall, Moorfields and Tower Hill. 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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        Arabien und Syrien in historischer, geographischer, wissenschaftlicher, artistischer, naturgeschichtlicher, merkantilischer, religiöser, sittlicher und politischer Hinsicht.

      Berlin und Leipzig, Verlagshandlung der neuen compendiösen Bibliothek und in Commission bei W. Heinsius in Gera, 1799.. (2), XVI, 512 SS. Mit gest. Titelvign., gefalt. Kupferstichkarte und 4 Kupfertafeln. Halblederband der Zeit, Reste von Rückenschildchen. 8vo.. Erste Ausgabe, entworfen als Fortsetzung von Bergks "Aegypten in historischer [...] Hinsicht". Dieses Exemplar mit dem oft fehlenden Vortitel "Aegypten. Erste Fortsezzung, enthaltend Arabien und Syrien [...]". - Die Karte zeigt Syrien, die Tafeln mit arabischen Trachten und Hausgeräten sowie Ansichten von Haleb und Palmyra (gefaltet), die Vignette (als eigenes Kupfer auf dem Titel gezählt) mit dem Berg Sinai. - Ecken und Kanten berieben; Rücken mit Fehlstellen. Innen wie stets etwas gebräunt. Am vorderen Vorsatz zeitgenöss. hs. Besitzvermerk "Ernst Hanns Dönig". - Kayser I, 32. Holzmann/Bohatta I, 2892. Hamberger/Meusel XXII/1, 216. Nicht bei Macro, Atabey oder Blackmer.

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        Handbuch der schleswig-holsteinischen Landeskunde. Zur leichtern Berichtigung und Ergänzung der bisher vorhandenen Nachrichten. Topographischer Theil. Erster Band. Herzogthum Schleswig (= alles Erschienene).

      . August Christian Heinrich Niemann (Hrsg.). Handbuch der schleswig-holsteinischen Landeskunde. Zur leichtern Berichtigung und Ergänzung der bisher vorhandenen Nachrichten. Topographischer Theil. Erster Band. Herzogthum Schleswig (= alles Erschienene). In Kommission bei Johann Gottlob Röhß. Schleswig 1799. XIV S., 7 Bl., 66 S. [4 mehrfach gefaltete Tabellen mitpaginiert], 1 Bl., 766 S. Original-Halbleder der Zeit mit verstärkten Leder-Ecken. Zustand: Einband leicht berieben. Von guter bis sehr guter Erhaltung. Inhalt: Chorographisch-statistische Ansicht der beiden Herzogthümer (66 S.). 1. Abtheilung. Königliche Landdistrikte (Hadersleben, Apenrade und Lügumkloster, Tondern, Insel und Landschaft Sylt, Bredstedt, Husum und Schwabstedt, Nordstrandische Inseln, Helgoland, Eiderstedt, Stapelholm, Hütten, Sonderburg und Norburg, Angeln, Flensburg, Gottorf, Femern). 2. Abtheilung. Adliche Distrikte und Kirchspiele. 3. Abtheilung. Städte und Postörter in alphabetischer Folge. August Christian Niemann (* 30. Januar 1761 in Altona; 21. Mai 1832 in Kiel) war ein deutscher Forst- und Kameralwissenschaftler. Als Hochschullehrer in Kiel wurde er durch seine Sammlung und Dichtung von Studentenliedern bekannt..

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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., (10 5/8 x 8 ¾ inches). (Occasional browning and spotting throughout). Fine folding engraved map of "Part of the United States of North America," original hand coloring in outline (short tear to right margin, a bit browned); 4 full-page engraved maps and plans; fine engraved frontispiece "View of the Rock Bridge"; 10 engraved plates (light scattered spotting). Modern half crushed morocco, the spine in six compartments, with five raised bands, gilt-lettered in one and gilt florets in the rest. Provenance: From the distinguished library of Walter Ashburner (1864-1936), with his ink stamp and manuscript ownership inscription to the title page. 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 #72MMS103. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Oeuvres. Edition stereotype. 8 volumes.

      Paris, Didot, an VII =, 1799.. circa 15,5 x 10,5 cm. Together more than 3000 pages Contemporary red half-morocco with gilt spine and label of the counts Schoenborn (red lion) on front cover. Nice set of the works of Moliere, text in French. - Exemplar aus der Bibliothek der Grafen Schönborn mit dem Etikett (roter Löwe) auf den Deckeln vorne und gestochenem Wappen-Exlibris für Franz Graf von Schönborn auf den schönen Buntpapiervorsätzen. - Some browning, minor spotting, mostly clean. A little rubbed, few corners bumped. - Very decorative.

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        Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz-Kurzbach (Kalkar 03. 02. 1721 - 08. 11. 1773 Ohlau, Schlesien). Preuss. Freiherr und Kavalleriegeneral. Er gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Kavallerieführer Preussens. "Friedr. Wilh. von Seydlitz.". "Seydlitz in der Schlacht bei Rossbach" (1757),.

      . Kupferstich v. D. Berger n. J.G. Fritsch, dat. 1799, 42 x 59. Dargestellt ist Seydlitz (stehend) inmitten seiner Truppen. Ein Soldat verbindet seinen linken Arm, der rechte Arm hält den Degen. - Fachgerecht restauriert, mit Buchstabenverlust an der Legende unten.

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        Landschaftsansicht, mit Bauden, "Die Falkenberge von der Mitternacht Seite in Schlesien.".

      . altkol. Umrißkupferstich v. D. Berger n. Reinhardt, dat. 1799, 27 x 40. Daniel Berger ( 1744 - 1824, Kupferstecher in Berlin ) stach Riesengebirgsmotive nach Bildern von Carl Christoph Reinhardt ( 1733 - 1827 ). - Das Blatt ist altgerahmt ( Goldrahmen mit Schrägschnittpassepartout ).

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        A FAIR, CANDID, AND IMPARTIAL STATE OF THE CASE BETWEEN SIR ISAAC NEWTON AND MR. HUTCHINSON. In Which is Shewn How far a System of Physics is capable of Mathematical Demonstration - How far Sir Isaac's, as such a System, has that Demonstration - and, Consequently, what Regard Mr. Hutchinson's Claim may Deserve to Have Paid to it.

      G. G. and J. Robinson F. and C. Rivington and I. Hatchard, London 1799 - A Near Fine hardback Second Edition in modern full brown leather binding with gilt lettering spine and new endpapers. Mild scattered foxing. 8vo. 87 pp. Babson 75 (For the 1753 First Edition). Wallis 99.002. George Horne (1730-1792) was an Anglican Bishop and popular preacher. He was educated at University College, Oxford and became the President of Magdalen College, Oxford. John Hutchinson (1674-1737) was an 18th Century cosmologist who espoused a biblically based cosmos and natural philosophy. While Hutchinson was clearly anti-Newtonian, this was not the case with later followers like George Horne. "State of the Case" ,first published in 1753, sought a rapprochement between Newton and Hutchinson. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage aux régions equinoxiales du Nouveau Continent. (Reprint of the Paris edition, 1805-1834).Amsterdam, New York, Theatrum Orbis Terarrum, Da Capo Press, 1971-1973. 30 volumes (20 in Atlas folio and 10 in Royal 4to). With 1470 plates and maps (1240 in colour). With: (2) HUMBOLDT, Alexander von. Personal narrative of the travels to the equinoxial regions of the New Continent, 1799-1804, and Researches concerning the institutions and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of America. Edited and translated into English by Helen M. Williams. (Reprint of the London edition, 1814-1829). Amsterdam, New York, Theatrum Orbis Terarrum, Da Capo Press, 1972. 9 volumes bound as 5. Library cloth.

      A complete facsimile of the first edition of Humboldt's monumental report of his scientific expeditions to South America, Central America and Cuba, one of the greatest publications in the history of exploration and still an important primary source today for its contributions to topography, geography, zoology, botany, ethnography and geology. Also included is the nine-volume English translation. The research took place during three expeditions to different regions, each with its own scientific objectives:1. The exploration of the Orinoco River, 16 July 1799 to 24 November 1800, covering 2000 square miles of uncharted and mostly unexplored jungle.2. Travels to Cuba and through Peru, Colombia and Equador, from 24 November 1800 to 5 December 1802.3. Researches in Mexico, from 5 December 1802 to May 1804.The voyages led to many discoveries and scientific by-products, and the participants catalogued and drew 8000 plants, 4000 not previously described. They established the cause of periodic meteor showers, and gave a scientific basis to the geography of the territories visited.The work itself may be divided into six sections:a. Relation historique (which remained unfinished, ending with the first phase of the voyage to Peru in 1801).b. Recueil d'observation de zoologie et d'anatomie comparée (published with the assistence of Cuvier, Latreille and Valenciennes).c. Essai politique sur la Royaume de la Nouvelle Espagne (also called Essai politique sur l'Isle de Cuba ).d.Observations astronomiques, operations trigonometriques et mesures barometriques (published in collaboration with Jabbo Oltmans).e. Physique générale et géologie: essai sur la géographie des plantes. f. Plantes équinoxiales (published by A. Bonpland).

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        Traite de Mecanique Celeste. Bände I-IV (von 5) + 2 Supplemente (von 4) in 5 Bänden.

      Paris, Crapelet für J. B. M. Duprat, An VII (1799)-1807.. 4°. Mit 1 gef. Kupfertafel. XXXII, 368 SS.; 2 Bll., 382 SS.; XXIV, 303 SS.; XL, 347 SS., 1 Bl., 65 SS. (Suppl. I); 2 Bll., 78 SS., 1 Bl. (Suppl. II). Uniforme, marmor. Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rvg. u. goldgepr. Rsch. (etw. beschabt, Kanten tls. gering gestaucht, etw. angestaubt).. Carter-Muir, Nr. 252. Sparrow 125. Roberts-T. 197.- Erster Druck der ersten Ausgabe dieses bedeutenden und grundlegenden Werkes zur Himmelsmechanik. Der erste Druck kenntlich an der Jahreszahl "An VII" für die Bände I u. II. Selten vollständig, da über einen Zeitraum von ca. 27 Jahren erschienen. Band V erschien erst 1825. In dekorativen, zeitgenössischen Einbänden!- "Laplace's masterpiece" (Roberts-T.). Bei Bd. IV ein Supplement beigebunden: "Theorie des l'Action Capillaire ... Paris, chez Courcier, 23 Avril 1806. Ein zweites Supplement separat gebunden, mit dem Titel: "Supplement a la Theorie de l'Action Capillaire ... Paris, chez Courcier, 1807".- "Laplace hat man den 'Newton Frankreichs' genannt. In seiner großartigen 'Abhandlung über Himmelsmechanik', die in einem Zeitraum von siebenundzwanzig Jahren veröffentlicht wurde, faßte er die Theorien und Ausführungen seiner Vorgänger - vor allem Newtons, Eulers, d'Alemberts, Kants und seines Zeitgenossen Lagrange ... zusammen und entwickelte sie weiter ... Die Mecanique Celeste selbst ist äußerst schwer verständlich und hoch mathematisch ... Die Mecanique Celeste wurde von dem amerikanischen Mathematiker Nathaniel Bowditch ins Englische übersetzt und 1829-39 mit einem ausgedehnten Kommentar in 4 Bänden in Boston veröffentlicht; eine deutsche Ausgabe des allgemeinen Teils besorgte Johann Karl Burkhardt 1800-02" (Carter-M.).- Innendeckel mit Bibl.-Schildchen, Titel mit Bibl.-Stempel. Stellenweise gering stockfl- od. braunfleckig, bei Bd. I einige hs. Anmerkungen in Bleistift, bei Bd. IV die SS. 131-47 oben im Rand tintenfleckig.

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        Carte Réduite des Côtes Orientales Del'Amérique Septentrionale Contenant partie du Nouveau Jersey, la Pen-sylvanie, le Mary-land, la Virginie, la Caroline Septentrionale, la Caroline Méridionale et la Georgie.

      1799 - Genova, Yves Gravier, c.1800. 575 x 855mm. An Italian version of the Depot de la Marine chart of the Eastern Seaboard from Philadelphia to the St John's River in Florida. The western extent of the map is the Appalachian Mountains. The original map was published in 1780 specifically for the French Navy during the American War of Independence. This rare variation, engraved in Rome 1799, comes from Gravier's 'L'Atlas Maritime.'

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        BATAVIA, in deszelfs gelegenheid, opkomst, voortreffelyke gebouwen, hooge en laage regeering, geschiedenissen, kerkzaaken, koophandel, zeden, luchtsgesteldheid, ziekten, dieren en gewassen, beschreeven.

      Amsterdam, Smit & Holtrop, 1799.4 volumes in 1. 4to. Contemporary half calf, spine richly gilt with green morocco title-label (extremities of spine sl. dam.). With engraved allegorical frontispiece (some marginal waterstaining), 4 engraved title-vignettes, 4 title-pages printed in red and black, folding map of Java, folding view of Batavia, folding plate of the Island of Onrust, folding plate of the Cape of Good Hope, 2 folding plates with birds and animals, 2 folding plates with 4 views of Batavia, and 3 folding plans of Batavia, all engraved by M. Sallieth after H. Kobell Jr. IV,147,(1); 108; 171,(1); 103,(1) pp.* First published in Amsterdam by Petrus Conradi & Harlingen, Volkert van der Plaats, 1782-83; with armorial bookplate of F. William Wickel. - The anonymous author of this extensive description of Batavia claims to have received most of his information directly from the high officials of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) residing in Batavia. Information on the trade of the VOC in the East Indies is given. 'Batavia, capital city of the Netherlands Indies, site of a VOC post from 1610, and founded in 1619 by J.P. Coen, as regional headquarters for the Dutch East Indies Company, on the site of the Banten port of Jayakarta. It was first constructed as a Dutch city, complete with canals and walls to resist attack from Mataram, and much of the surrounding countryside was cleared of its inhabitants to create a kind of cordon sanitaire around the city. Batavia became a major center of settlement by Chinese, who lived within the city under their own laws. Tension between the Dutch and the Chinese led to a massacre of Chinese in 1740. The social composition of the city was also influenced by a large slave community, much of it Balinese in origin, who formed the basis for a constantly evolving mestizo culture in the city (Cribb, Historical dictionary of Indonesia, p.49-50). In fact five of the fine plates are made after drawings by Johannnes Rach (Het gouvernement te Batavia, de Markt te Batavia, De Diestpoort te Batavia, 't Kasteel te Batavia and a view depicting the harbour of Batavia). Including the large plan of Batavia drawn by order of governor-general P.A. van der Parra by A. van Krevelt. - A fine copy.Tiele 77; Landwehr, VOC, 499; Bastin-Brommer N 23; Cat. KITLV p.9; Brommer, Batavia, p.81.

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        The Works of Sir William Jones - in Six Volumes

      London: Printed for G.G. and J., 1799. Hardcover. Good.

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        Methodes analytiques pour la determination d'un arc du meridien. Precedees d'un memoire sur le meme sujet par A. M. Legendre.

      Paris, Impr. de Crapelet für Duprat, an VII [1799].. 4°. Mit 2 gef. Kupfertafeln. XV, 176 SS., 8 Bll. [Tabellen], 6 SS., 1 Bl. [Verlagsanz.]. Hldr.d.Zt. mit Rvg. (bestoßen, stärker beschabt).. Pogg. I, 539.- Erste Ausgabe.- Delambre [1749 - 1822] wurde 1795 in das neu errichtete Bureau des Longitudes als Mitglied aufgenommen und 1803 ständiger Sekretär des Instituts. 1807 ernannte man ihn zum Professor am College de France in Paris. Zusammen mit Pierre Mechain vermaß er zwischen 1792 und 1798 die Distanz zwischen Dünkirchen und Barcelona, was in vorliegendem Buch dargelegt wird. Das Ergebnis diente als Basis zur Definition des Meters.- Innendeckel mit Bibl.-Schild (ausgeschieden), Vortitel und Titel mit kl. Bibl.-Stempel. Stw. stockfleckig, einige Lagen stärker gebräunt.

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        Description anatomique d'une tête humaine extraordinaire, suivie d'un essai sur l'origine des nerfs

      J.J. Fuchs, An VII - 1799, Paris - In-8. Collation : (4), 51, (1) pp., 2 planches h.-t. Broché à l'époque, couverture papier éponge. Première édition. L'essai sur l'origine des nerfs de la moelle épinière est illustré par une planche dépliante. "Je conçu l'idée de ce travail à l'occasion d'une paralysie que j'eus à traiter, étant médecin à l'armée." La tête humaine d'un taille "extraordinaire" a été trouvé sous terre, près de Reims, et elle était conservée dans le cabinet de Jussieu. Ele est illustrée aussi par une planche dépliante. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        John Earl of Sandwich

      London: Published as the Act directs by John Cooke, 1 February, 1799. Copper engraving, 233 x 295 mm., slight browning, a little frayed at bottom edge yet good. Cook's friend and patron. Lord Sandwich, for whom Cook named the Hawaiian islands; after the portrait by Gainsborough. Cook's friend and patron John Montagu, fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792), was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty in February 1748, and in three short years instigated a series of reforms of shipyards and naval discipline, but was bundled out of office in 1751. His notorious personal life, which included membership of the infamous Hellfire Club meant that he was often lampooned, satires which became vicious when he was involved in the prosecution of John Wilkes. He nonetheless returned to the Admiralty in 1771, where he quickly became the mentor and confidant of James Cook, a friendship begun in the heated debates about the outfitting of his second voyage. It was Sandwich who prevailed on Cook to undertake his third voyage when Cook had initially refused the post. This portrait, engraved by J. Collyer and published by Cooke, was used to illustrate the posthumously published account of Sandwich's 1738 voyage to the Mediterranean. The caption is from Virgil, and suggests that his merits have made him beloved: perhaps an overstatement, given Sandwich's notorious career.

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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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