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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..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Rudi Thoemmes Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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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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        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 Exempl.re 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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        Poems

      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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