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        Don Quichotte de la Manche / Don Quixote, traduit de l'espagnol ...par Florian, 3 volumes 1799

      Paris: Didot. 1799. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing of the famous Florian translation, 1799, 3 volumes. 8vo, original full calf, gilt chainline to borders of boards, red and black morocco spine labels, gilt decorations and florettes to spines, very good condition. Vol. I shows dampstain tidemark to inner lower corner of text occasionally to p. 59, vol. 2 is in very good condition, vol. 3 is in very good condition. Bindings in very good condition, minor rubbing to corners, occasional minor darkening to boards. With copperplates throughout. Text in French. Florian (1755-1794) was most well known for a collection of fables published in 1792. On the outgreak of the French Revolution he retired to Sceaux but was soon discovered and imprisoned, and although his imprisonment was short, he survived it by only a few weeks, dyring on September 14, 1794. Excellent set with all 24 plates collated complete.

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        Innocence; Providence...; Happiness...; Wisdom. From the Original Picture presented to the City [of London] by Ald[erma]n. Boydell

      London: J. & J. Boydell, 29 September 1799. Stipple engraving, by Benjamin Smith. 20 5/8 x 16 inches approx. 23 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches approx. A very fine series of allegorical studies after the Italian-born painter John Francis Rigaud. The four allegorical "benefits" undoubtedly designed and chosen by Alderman Boydell, who dedicated them to King George III and Queen Charlotte, might be called four blessings or characteristics of a well-governed kingdom. Each allegory is a goddess attended by cherubs who illustrate the attribute. George's rule was nearing its 40th year, and Boydell's quartet of prints should be seen as a celebration of the reign. John Francis Rigaud "was baptised 9 Sept. 1742 at the protestant church of La Tour in the Valley of Lucerne in Piedmont. He was intended to share his father's commercial business, but, evincing a love of painting, was placed as a pupil with Chevalier Beaumont of Turin, historical painter to the king of Sardinia. After some early ventures in historical and portrait painting, Rigaud went to Italy, visiting Florence and Bologna, where, at the age of twenty-four, he was elected a member of the Accademia Clementina; afterwards he went to Rome, but was recalled to Turin for family reasons. He found plenty of work in Turin, but returned to Rome in 1768 to complete his studies. At Rome he met James Barry (1741-1806) among others, and it was perhaps through him that he determined to go to England. He reached London in December 1771, and was fortunately befriended by merchant friends of his father in the city. He had, however, to face early struggles in art, and was assisted by Nollekens the sculptor, whose portrait was one of the first pictures exhibited by Rigaud in the Royal Academy of 1772. He had, however, already attained sufficient distinction to be elected an associate of the Royal Academy in November 1772, having not been a complete year in England. He continued to exhibit historical and classical pictures and portraits at the Royal Academy for many years, but his most lucrative and engrossing employment seems to have been painting decorative subjects for ceilings and staircases of the town and country mansions of the nobility. Among his employers for this purpose were Lord Melbourne, Lord Gower, Lord Sefton, Lord Aylesford, and others. These were executed in the popular Italian style of Cipriani and Biagio Rebecca, being mostly classical figures, imitations of bas-reliefs, and similar subjects... As a portrait-painter he ranks high, his portraits being well and strongly painted. The most important among these were a portrait group of Bartolozzi, Carlini, and Cipriani, exhibited as Portraits of Three Italian Artists at the Royal Academy in 1777, of which there is a good engraving by John Raphael Smith; and a companion to this, exhibited as Portraits of Three English Artists, representing Sir Joshua Reynolds, Sir William Chambers, and Joseph Wilton, the sculptor, which is now in the National Portrait Gallery. In 1781 he painted for Captain W. Locker small portraits of naval heroes, including Nelson... Rigaud was elected a royal academician on 10 Feb. 1784, and seems to have been very popular with his colleagues. He was chosen to be visitor of the academy students on several occasions. He continued to contribute regularly to the exhibitions up to the year of his death. In 1805 he received a commission to paint a ceiling at Windsor Castle, and he also was employed to restore the ceiling and staircase paintings in the old British Museum.... In 1795 he been appointed historical painter to Gustavus IV of Sweden, and was also a member of the Royal Academy of Stockholm." (DNB). Benjamin Smith (d. 1833) "was a pupil of Francesco Bartolozzi, and practised wholly in the dot or stipple manner. For some years he was largely employed by the Boydells, for whom all his important plates were executed.... Among his pupils were William Holl the elder, Henry Meyer, and Thomas Uwins. A watercolour portrait of Smith is in the print-room of the British Museum." (DNB).

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        Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent, During the Years 1799-1804

      6 (of 7) volumes in 7 (Volumes 1 & 2 in 1 volume; Volumes 5 & 6 each in 2 volumes; Volume 7 not present). xii, li, 293, [2], 294; [4], 575 pages; [4], 573, [1]; [4], 502 pages; [3], 502-865, [1 errata], 3 pages; [8], 390; [4], (394)-845, [2 ad] pages. 8 maps and charts, 7 of which are folding. Octavo (8¾ x 5½"), later red half-morocco and marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt. Translated into English by Helen Maria Williams from the French edition. (Hill 848; Sabin 3377). Third Edition of Volumes 1 & 2, First Editions of all others.Between 1799 and 1804, Humboldt traveled extensively in Latin America, exploring and describing it for the first time in a manner generally considered to be a modern scientific point of view. His description of the journey was written up and published in an enormous set of volumes over 21 years. He was one of the first to propose that the lands bordering the Atlantic Ocean were once joined (South America and Africa in particular). Later, his five-volume work, Kosmos (1845), attempted to unify the various branches of scientific knowledge. Humboldt supported and worked with other scientists, including Joseph-Louis Gay-Lussac, Justus von Liebig, Louis Agassiz, Matthew Fontaine Maury and, most notably, Aimé Bonpland, with whom he conducted much of his scientific exploration. On the postponement of Captain Nicolas Baudin's proposed voyage of circumnavigation, which he had been officially invited to accompany, Humboldt left Paris for Marseille with Aimé Bonpland, the designated botanist of the frustrated expedition, hoping to join Napoleon Bonaparte in Egypt. Means of transport, however, were not forthcoming, and the two travelers eventually found their way to Madrid, where the unexpected patronage of the minister Don Mariano Luis de Urquijo convinced them to make Spanish America the scene of their explorations. Armed with powerful recommendations from the King of Spain, they sailed in the Pizarro from A Coruña, on June 5, 1799, stopped six days on the island of Tenerife to climb Mount Teide, and landed at Cumaná, Venezuela, on July 16. Humboldt visited the mission at Caripe, where he found the oil-bird, which he was to make known to science as Steatornis caripensis. Returning to Cumaná, Humboldt observed, on the night of November 11?12, a remarkable meteor shower (the Leonids). He proceeded with Bonpland to Caracas; and in February 1800 they left the coast with the purpose of exploring the course of the Orinoco River. This trip, which lasted four months and covered 1,725 miles (2,776 km) of wild and largely uninhabited country, had the important result of establishing the existence of the Casiquiare canal (a communication between the water-systems of the rivers Orinoco and Amazon), and of determining the exact position of the bifurcation, as well as documenting the life of several native tribes such as the Maipures and their extinct rivals the Atures. Around March 19, 1800, von Humboldt and Bonpland discovered and captured some electric eels. They both received potentially dangerous electric shocks during their investigations. Two months later they explored the territory of the Maypures and that of the then recently extinct Aturès Indians. On November 24, the two friends set sail for Cuba, and after a stay of some months they regained the mainland at Cartagena, Colombia. Ascending the swollen stream of the Magdalena River and crossing the frozen ridges of the Cordillera Real, they reached Quito on January 6, 1802, after a tedious and difficult journey. Their stay there was marked by the ascent of Pichincha and an attempt on Chimborazo. Humboldt and his party reached an altitude of 19,286 feet (5,878 m), a world record at the time. The journey concluded with an expedition to the sources of the Amazon en route for Lima, Peru. At Callao, Humboldt observed the transit of Mercury on November 9, and studied the fertilizing properties of guano, the subsequent introduction of which into Europe was due mainly to his writings. A tempestuous sea-voyage brought them to Mexico, where they resided for a year, traveling to different cities. Next, Humboldt made a short visit to the United States, staying in the White House as a guest of President Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson, a scientist himself, was delighted to have Humboldt as a guest and the two held numerous intense discussions on scientific matters. After six weeks, Humboldt set sail for Europe from the mouth of the Delaware and landed at Bordeaux on August 3, 1804.Condition:Bindings well worn; some foxing, internally very good.

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

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

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        The Works of Sir William Jones in Six Volumes; with the two supplementary volumes and the Memoir of his Life by Lord Teignmouth

      London: for G. G. & J. Robinson, 1799. First edition, with the 2 supplementary volumes published in 1801 and the Memoir published 1806 (this the second edition). The eight volumes of the main work illustrated with an engraved portrait, engraved by Heath after Sir Joshua Reynolds, map, and 85 plates, some of which are facsimiles of script, 12 of these on 6 leaves. 4to (12 x 9 1/2 inches), pages: (6):xv:558; (3):656; (3):592 (followed by a substantial unpaginated section in Persian script); (3):613; (6):(1):xxi-xxxviii:610; (4):730:(18, General Table of Contents); (6):493; & (3):493-1092. The uniform Memoirs of the Life, Writings and Correspondence of Sir William Jones by John Shore, Lord Teignmouth, published by John Hatchard in 1806 has a portrait by Evans after A.W. Devis of Calcutta and one plate, a facsimile of his handwriting. 4to, pages: xv:(1)531:(4, index). In all 9 volumes uniformly bound full tan calf, each board with diced panel within ornamental gilt border. Each volume with the engraved armorial bookplate of Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843; the sixth son of George III) on front pastedowns. The spines are very dry and chipped, 8 of the boards are detached and the remaining hinges cracked with the boards held on cords. There is some scattered foxing within, very occasionally heavy; also some offsetting of a few of the plates onto the facing text. Altogether an excellent candidate for rebacking and priced accordingly to allow for this expense.

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

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

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        Asiatic Researches; or, Transactions of the Society

      London,: printed for J.Sewell; Vernor and Hood, and others, 1799.. 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. 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).PMM, 235 (Calcutta edition).

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        The Works of Sir William Jones

      London - G. G. and J. Robinson, 1799 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The important complete works, focusing on a variety of subjects such as thePersian language, botany, India civilisation, Asian history, and includes the texts of many seminal contributions to the Journal of Asiatic Researches. First edition thus, published after the authors death. Featuring fifty-nine engraved plates, and various illustrations throughout the text. Collated complete. Predominantly in English with some articles in Latin, and volume five in French. There is much on the language and literature of the Persians and Hindus, with notices of their customs and laws, select word lists and grammars, a number of translations of poems, songs, and anecdotes from Asiatic languages, including selections from the Upanishads and Vedas, and a significant bibliography and a catalogue of the Sanskrit manuscripts presented by Jones to the Royal Society. Edited by Anna Maria Jones, with a discourse on the life and writings of Sir W. Jones, by Lord Teignmouth. Sir William Jones was an Anglo-Welsh philologist and scholar of ancient India, particularly known for his proposition of the existence of a relationship among Indo-European languages. He along with Henry Thomas Colebrooke and Nathaniel Halhed founded the Asiatic Society of Bengal, and started a journal called 'Asiatick Researches'. Of all his discoveries, Jones is known today for making and propagating the observation that Sanskrit bore a certain resemblance to classical Greek and Latin. In The Sanscrit Language he suggested that all three languages had a common root, and that indeed they may all be further related, in turn, to Gothic and the Celtic languages, as well as to Persian. His third annual discourse before the Asiatic Society on the history and culture of the Hindus (delivered on 2 February 1786 and published in 1788) with the famed philologer passage is often cited as the beginning of comparative linguistics and Indo-European studies. Complete in six volumes. Condition: In original half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, all volumes are a trifle rubbed, with heavy wear to extremities. Spine labels are absent to two volumes, with loss to two others. All boards are detached. Internally, all are generally firmly bound, but with some endpapers detached, and others working loose. Small closed tears, and light moldingto the title page of volume four. Bright throughout, but with instances of scattered spotting, which is intermittently heavier, and light off-setting. Library bookplate to the front pastedown to each volume. Overall: FAIR with GOOD interiors..

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

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

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        THE PSALMS OF DAVID, Imitated in the Language of the New Testament,

      - and applied to the Christian state and worship. Pp. [ii]+256+[22](index), engraved frontispiece portrait; [bound with] HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS. In three books. I. Collected from the Scriptures. II. Composed on divine subjects. III. Prepared for the Lord's Supper. Pp. [ii]+236+[8](index); small f'cap. 12mo; early full red morocco, the spine lettered and decorated in gilt compartments, the boards with decorative gilt border and gilt edges, a trifle rubbed, light water stain to lower portion of upper board, with heavier stain (and resultant bleaching of colour) to corresponding area of lower board, small piece chipped from bottom fore-corner of lower board; a.e.g.; ribbon marker; marbled endpapers; bookplate on upper pastedown, inked signature (dated 1799) on verso of upper free endpaper, tiny inked inscription on final blank, the frontispiece faintly offset, a little light foxing; printed for L. Wayland, London, 1795; 1792. *With an early horizontal fore-edge painting (of New York harbour) beneath the gilt. Isaac Watts (1674-1748) was one of the most popular writers of his time. The first edition of his Hymns was published in 1707, and his version of the Psalms of David originally appeared in 1719. According to the Dictionary of National Biography: 'The poetry of Watts took the religious world of dissent by storm. It gave an utterance, till then unheard in England, to the spiritual emotions, in their contemplation of God's glory in nature and his revelation in Christ and made hymn-singing a fervid devotional force.' [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Nouvelle Carte de la Suisse dans laquelle sont Exactement Distingués Les Treize Cantons, leurs Alliés et leurs Sujets...

      London: W. Faden, 1799.. Map dimensions 63.5 x 85 cm, overall dimensions 65.5 x 87 cm. A most attractive folding map of Switzerland with fine original hand colouring, a large title vignette illustration to the upper left and a similarly illustrated panel of "Observations" to the upper right, to the lower edge of the map are a comparative chart of the heights of the mountains to south and east of Geneva and a small inset view of Chamonix. Dissected into 21 sections and mounted on linen, folds into original marbled paper covered slipcase with the publisher's printed label to the upper board, matching paper tabs to the folded end sections of the map, with the publisher's address label to one side. Some light wear to the edges of the case, an excellent example overall.

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        Histoire Abrégée des Coquillages de Mer, de leurs Moeurs, et de leurs Amours.

      Versailles, P.D. Pierres, An VIII (1799-1800). 4to. pp. viii, 202, with engraved headpiece and 21 engraved plates printed in bistre. Contemporary blue boards, spine with red gilt lettered label. Nissen ZBI, 995. A romantic conchological work, addressed to female readers. Cubières was a diletante naturalist and had an admirable natural history cabinet.

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        L'An Deux Mille Quatre Cent Quarante. Rêve d'il en fût jamais; suivi de L'Homme de Fer, Songe. Nouvelle édition imprimée sous les yeux de l'Auteur. Avec figures.

      A Paris, Chez Brosson et Carteret - Dugour et Durand, An VII (1799). 1799 3 voll. in-8° (200x122mm), pp. (4), XL, 356; (4) 346; (4), 349; legatura coeva m. pelle e angoli con titolo e tomaison in oro entro doppio tassello bicromo ai dorsi. Piatti marmorizzati. Un ritratto di Mercier all'antiporta del primo vol. e 3 tavv. f.t., una per volume, disegnate da Bovinet e da Tardieu l'ainé. Normali fioriture. Bell'esemplare. Ristampa di questo singolarissimo romanzo utopistico, che fa per certi versi da "pendant al "Tableau de Paris" dello stesso Mercier (Parigi, 1740-ivi, 1814). L'opera aveva visto la luce nel 1771, in forma anonima, venendo subito interdetta dalle autorità, e ricevendo ampia diffusione clandestina in tutta Europa per il suo spirito antimilitaristico e anticlericale. La futurifica narrazione di Mercier, che detiene anche il valore di vago presentimento della Rivoluzione Francese, è uno dei primi romanzi ascrivibili latamente alla fantascienza e presenta una Parigi ipotetica dell'anno 2440, permeata dal liberalismo economico e politico, ispirata ad una società basata sul razionalismo illuministico e sulle teorie di Rousseau. Cfr. Cioranescu, 44468. Barbier, I, 161d. Bloch, 92. Hevesi, 846. Versins, 582. Wilkie, 1786. Ruyer, 205. INED, 3136. Dorbon-Ainé, 3044. Sansoni, Cat. Curiosa, nn. 205 e 207. Palgrave, II, 735. Graesse, I, 109. Passigli, III, 1092-1093.

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        Mappemonde ou Description du Globe Terrestre

      Questa rarissima carta appartiene ad progetto di atlante, mai portato a compimento, della così denominata Società Calcografica, una semplice operazione commerciale tra i due editori leader del mercato veneto del XVIII secolo, Antonio Zatta e Giuseppe Antonio Remondini. Il termine Società Calcografica viene da noi dedotto dalla carta del mondo presente in questa raccolta, che nel cartiglio in basso reca l?iscrizione in lingua francese ?à Venise Chez la Societè Chalcographique 1799?. Come detto il progetto non venne mai portato a compimento; nessun atlante contenente queste mappe, con indice e frontespizio, è infatti noto alle bibliografie. E? probabile pertanto che le carte venissero vendute singolarmente o in piccole raccolte personalizzate. Le mappe inserite nella raccolta derivano in parte da lastre di Paolo e Francesco Santini, usate da Remondini nel Atlas Universelle del 1782/4 ed in parte da lastre edite da Antonio Zatta per il Nuovo Atlante pubblicato nel 1796. Le mappe del Santini sono abilmente arricchite, tramite un sistema di piccole lastre mascherate che sono chiaramente visibili sulle mappe per il segno calcografico, da grandi cartigli nel classico stile dello Zatta, incisi dai suoi stretti collaboratori Pasquali, Zuliani e Pitteri. I cartigli spesso contengono le descrizioni storiche, e le mappe furono probabilmente realizzate per illustrare i notevoli cambiamenti geografici che subì la penisola durante il periodo napoleonico. Datate tra il 1795 ed il 1805 sono principalmente dedicate ad illustrare la penisola, sebbene esistano carte di molte regioni europee e dei continenti. La recente bibliografia Terre di Langobardia ne descrive alcune raffiguranti la Repubblica Cisalpina, descrivendole come parte del Atlas très Nouveau del solo Remondini, edito a partire dal 1800. La nostra opinione è che i due editori collaborarono in questo progetto almeno fino alla morte di Antonio Zatta (1804), e che il progetto di un atlante completo non fu mai portato a termine anche per la morte di Giuseppe Antonio Remondini (1811). Personalmente sono a conoscenza di 61 carte di questo progetto. Incisione in rame, finemente colorata da mano, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensioni 680x490. A large double-hemisphere map with ornate cartouches in each cusp. Published after Cook's first circumnaviation it has been updated with his discoveries: New Zealand is shown properly as two main islands and the east coast of Australia has been corrected, although still with Tasmania connected to the mainland. In the North Pacific the spurious North West Passage is shown. This very rare map belongs to a never finished project for the atlas of the so called Società Calcografia, a simple commercial trade realized by the two main Venetian publishers of the XVIII century, Antonio Zatta and Giuseppe Antonio Remondini. The term Società Calcografica has been deduced from the map of the world, which is part of the collection and bears in the lower cartouche the French writing ?à Venise Chez la Societè Chalcographique 1799?. As already stated, the project was never finished for no atlas containing these maps has ever been listed in any bibliography. Very likely, then, the maps have been sold individually, or maybe as part of smaller, custom collections. The maps of the collection derive from Paolo and Francesco Santini?s plates, used by Remondini in his 1782/4 ?Atlas Universelle?, and from the plates of Antonio Zatta?s ?Nuovo Atlante?, published in 1796. Santini?s maps have been beautifully enriched, using the system of small, masked plates which can be perceived through the platemarks on the paper, with great cartouches according to the classical style of Zatta and have been probably engraved by the members of his staff, Pasquali, Zuliani and Pitteri. The cartouches bear very often historical descriptions and maybe the maps have been realized to depict the great geographic changes of the peninsula during the Napoleonic period. The modern bibliography Terre di Langobardia describes some of the maps depicting the Repubblica Cisalpina, presenting them as part of Remondini?s ?Atlas très Nouveau?, which was printed starting from 1800. In our opinion, the two publishers worked together to the realization of the project until Antonio Zatta died (1804), and the complete atlas was never finished because Giuseppe Antonio Remondini also died in 1811. I personally know 61 maps which were part of the project. Copper engraving, fine hand color, in excellent condition. Venezia Venice 665 515

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        Le Ministre de la Police Générale de la République à ses Concitoyens. Du 18 Brumaire, an 8 de la République française, une et indivisible.

      De l'Imprimerie de la République 1799 1 brochure in-12, De l'Imprimerie de la République, Paris, Brumaire An VIII [ 1799 ], 2 pp. Edition originale de l'un des deux extraordinaires lettres circulaires de Joseph Fouché relatives à la Journée du 18 Brumaire : "Citoyens, La République était menacée d'une dissolution prochaine. Le Coirps législatif vient de saisir la Liberté sur le penchant du précipice, pour la replacer sur d'inébranlables bases. Les événemens sont enfin préparés pour notre bonheur et pour celui de la postérité ! ... Que les faibles se rassurent ; ils sont avec les forts : que chacun suive avec sécurité le cours de ses affaires et de ses habitudes domestiques. Ceux-là seuls sont à craindre et doivent s'arrêter, qui sèment les inquiétudes, égarent les esprits et préparent le désordre"... Etat très satisfaisant (mouill. centrale assez discrète, bon état par ailleurs). Tourneux, I, 5132. Voir aussi dans notre catalogue la circulaire de Fouché "aux Administrations Centrales et Municipales de la République". Français

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        Gli Imperi Antichi Parte Orientale/Gli Imperi Antichi Parte Occidentali

      Carta tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l?ormai obsoleto "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure questo "Nuovo Atlante Geografico". Incisione in rame, finemente colorata nei contorni, in ottimo stato di conservazione. An uncommon map, published in the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', with a decorative title cartouche, by Giovanni Maria Cassini, a Somasco monk. He was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives ? he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the XVIII century; his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colours and details. Copperplate with fine later hand colour, in very good condition. Roma Rome 375 510

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        Collection ou suite de vues pittoresques de l'Italie. Dessinées d'apres nature et gravées à l'eau fort à Rome par trois peintres allemands... -

      Nürnberg, Frauenholz, 1799.In-folio. Legatura coeva in pelle; angoli restaurati, dorso abilmente rifatto con tassello e fregi oro in stile dell'epoca. Frontespizio, dedica all'imperatore Francesco II, 2 fogli d'indice e 72 suggestive vedute incise all'acquaforte, in tirature forti e nitide. Lievi fioriture sparse. Seconda edizione di questa rara raccolta di inconsueti e incantevoli paesaggi di Roma, Castel Gandolfo, Albano, Villa Adriana, Ariccia, Subiaco, Civita Castellana, Marino, Nemi, Tivoli ecc. La prima edizione, pubblicata dallo stesso tipografo tra il 1792-98, non ha la dedica all'imperatore. Per i tre artisti tedeschi, che vissero a lungo a Roma nella seconda metà del ?700, cf. Thieme-Becker. Brunet II, 703. Rossetti, Roma, 2275. Second edition of this collection of 72 most attractive and unusual views of Rome and its surroundings, all very finely engraved. Some light foxing here and there but a good copy. Contemp. calf neatly rebacked, corners repaired.

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

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

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        A Collection of Roses from Nature.

      London, published by Miss Lawrance, 1799. Folio (490 x 380mm). With hand-coloured stipple engraved frontispiece as a garland of roses, engraved title-page and dedication, 90 beautifully hand-coloured etched plates and 8 original watercolours on vellum by Mary Lawrance, 2 leaves of letterpress text at end. Later full green morocco, sides elaborately gilt, spine in 6 compartments with gilt ornaments, gilt edges. A unique copy with 8 original watercolours by Mary Lawrance. These watercolours of which the first one is signed served as the originals for plates 1, 5, 18, 38, 41, 49, 66 and 96. A fine Large-Paper copy, with superior colouring, of the earliest published work devoted entirely to the rose. It is dedicated to Queen Charlotte, a patron of botany. This work is of considerable interest as it shows the variety of roses in existence at the end of the eighteenth century, a period when the rose enjoyed an extraordinary vogue. Each plate presents a stem laden with buds and flowers. It cannot have been a simple task to present this flower for the first time in such a luxurious format. "According to Miss Willmott the demand of this book on roses 'was far in excess of the number of copies printed'. The same authority continues: 'At the time it created much sensation, as nothing like it had been published before and roses were beginning to take a prominent place in the gardens and were rapidly gaining popularity'... her plates are effective and, on the whole, she represents well the character of the plant she depicts. She has a rather marvellous colour sense. According to Miss Willmott she 'always attached great importance to the quality of her colours, which were all prepared at her own house and under her own supervision'. In the colouring of her plates Mary Lawrance used water-colour and body-colour. At the present day this artist's works are much sought by the collector" (Henry pp. 577 & 580). The frontispiece showing a magnificent garland of roses can 'certainly by counted among the most charming in the history of floral illustration' (Tomasi, 'An Oak Spring Flora' p. 300). The author, also known as Miss Kearse, taught flower painting in London. She produced a number of flower books but her fame as an artist is linked to this work in particular. This large illustrated volume, begun in 1796 and published in 30 parts, was finally issued in its entirety in 1799. Dunthorne 215 ; Nissen BBI, 115; Great Flower Books p.26; Pritzel 5100.

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        A Collection of Decrees by the Court of Exchequer in Tithe-Causes, from the usurption to the present time. Carefully extracted from the books of Decrees and Orders of the Court of Exchequer...

      London: Printed by Bunney, Thompson, and Co. for the Author... 1799.. First edition, 4 volumes, 8vo. Contemporary calf, cracking to the lower parts of several joints, spines with red and black labels, ends rubbed, one spine end with loss, slight wear to several joints, overall a clean sound set. The Subscriber's List shows just over 300 sets sold.

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        Étrennes de Bonaparte aux Francais ou Constitution Francaise. Suivie des listes, des noms et demeures des membres du Gouvernement, du Sénat, du Corps Législatif, du Tribunat,des ministres et conseilliers d`État, avec leurs bureaux, et leurs audiences des menbres des principales Aministrations publiques; Banquiers et Notaires.

      90 S. OBrosch. in einem einf. Umschlag. 16timo. Sehr selten. "Geschenke Bonapartes an die Franzosen oder Französische Verfassung", gedruckter Text aus dem 8. (Regierungs-??) Jahr. (=1812??) Dazu : Liste der Namen und Aufenthalte der Mitglieder der Regierung, des Senats, der gesetzgebenden Körperschaft, des Tribunals, der Minister und Räte des Staates, mit ihren Büros und die Sprechtage der Mitglieder der wichtigsten öffentlichen Ämter, Bankiers und Notare. Broschur angerändert, teils brüchig, Text jedoch vollständig.

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

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

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        Travels in Africa, Egypt, and Syria, from the Year 1792 to 1798

      London: T. Cadell Junior and W. Davies and others, 1799.. First Edition. Leather cover. G+ : in Good condition plus with marbled eps. Cover lightly rubbed. Lacking frontispiece and half title. Expert repairs to tears at fold of linen backed maps. Some minor spotting otherwise contents clean and tight. 270mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). xxxviii, 496pp. 2 folding linen backed maps and plan. Cover by Robert Seton, Bookbinder to the King.

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        Histoire Naturelle des Quadrupedes Ovipares et des Serpents, in 4 voll.

      P. Didot l?ainé ? Firmin Didot 1799 in 24° (cm 13x8), pp. 2 b., 379, 1 b. ; 2 b., 416, 2 b. ; 2 b., 350, 2 b. ; 2 b., 386, 2 b. ; bella leg. coeva p/pelle marmor., con tit. in oro su doppi tass. e fregi pure in oro ai ds., cornici dorate ai piatti, sguardie marmor.; opera ill. da 49 belle tavv. di Pouquet f.t.; qc. lieve fior. e qc. lieve abrasione alle leg., ma ottimo esemplare. 644/22

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        Abbildungen und Beschreibungen der Schleimsäcke des menschlichen Körpers. Umgearbeitet und vermehrt herausgegeben von Johann Christian Rosenmüller.

      Folio. XII, 108 S. Mit 15 Kupfertafeln. Pappband der Zeit mit erneuertem Rücken. Hirsch-H. IV, 243. - Blake 309. - Erste deutsch-lateinische Parallelausgabe nach der englischen Ausgabe von 1788 "Description of all bursae mucosae of the human body". Gegenüber der englischen Ausgabe um 5 Tafeln erweitert. - Titel mit altgetilgtem Bibliotheksstempel. Die zwei letzten Tafeln mit Beschädigungen ausserhalb der Darstellungen. Buchblock und Einband stark bestossen.

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        Autograph letter signed to Maj. James Rennell

      Lincolnshire, 1799. Banks, Joseph (1743-1820). Autograph letter signed to ?My dear Major?; i.e. James Rennell (1742-1830). 2 ? 1/2 pages. Revesby Abbey, Lincolnshire, August 25, 1799. 225 x 184 mm. Faint pencil sketch accompanied by a column of numbers on the blank verso of the second leaf; some words and phrases underlined neatly in red ink, possibly by the recipient. Fine.From noted botanist and patron of science Joseph Banks, who accompanied Captain James Cook on the latter?s famous voyage of discovery to the South Pacific on H.M.S. Endeavour (1768-71). During that voyage Banks described and collected hundreds of species of exotic flora, many of which were then new to science; the genus Banksia, comprising about 170 species native to Australia, is named for him. Banks served as president of the Royal Society from 1778 until his death, and also headed the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, which under his leadership became one of the pre-eminent botanical gardens in the world. Banks? correspondent was geographer and historian James Rennell, who as an officer in the British East India Company was appointed to conduct the first survey of the territory of Bengal; his results were published in A Bengal Atlas (1779). Rennell returned to London in the late 1770s where he devoted himself to geographical research, particularly as pertaining to classical and biblical times. He was elected a member of the Royal Society in 1781 and became close friends with Banks. Banks? letter to Rennell discusses Rennell?s The Geographical System of Herodotus (1800), which was then nearing completion. The letter indicates that Rennell was in the habit of submitting work to Banks for his comments and criticism: "I return the Lotus Papers with many thanks for the judicious improvements you have made in them. I have made a few also for your consideration, particularly on the subject of your favourite author [Herodotus], whose supposed mistake of the fruit for the root, I hope I have done away. I realy [sic] cannot give you any opinion of the manner in which his part should be introduced, but I incline to allow him a place in the text, in preference to stuffing him into a note. Had I not been pressed for time I should have introduced him in the first instance, but in truth I did not regret my not having him at hand from a full persuasion that you could do him justice, but whether it will be consonant with the due administration of it, to stuff your principal guide into the bottom of a page, & clothe him in small characters like a Dutchman?s little buttons you must decide."Herodotus described the white lotus (Nymphaea Lotus) in his account of the Lotus-eaters portrayed in Homer?s Odyssey. The plant is a flowering shrub native to Egypt with edible seeds, fruits and roots. Rennell included in his treatise a historical and botanical dissertation on both the white lotus and the water lotus (Nelumbo); he paid tribute to Banks for his contribution in a footnote on p. 630 in which he stated that ?for the following observations on the aquatic lotus, as well as some remarks on the subject of the lotus at large, the Author is indebted to a highly distinguished friend.? In the remainder of the letter Banks discussed two chapters on rivers included in Rennell?s Geographical System: "I thank you for your two chapters. I read the alluvions especially, with great pleasure. Do you not think that all rivers have at some period been negative streams, discharging themselves into a bay & that these positive rivers which are now making incursions into the territory of the sea, by changing it into dry land, are such as have already completed their first work of filling up the estuary into which they once discharged themselves, which the Rio Plate & the River Ouse will in time also compleat." On page 483 of his Geographical System Rennell distinguished between rivers that terminate negatively by emptying into a deep estuary, or positively by forming a projecting delta. Banks in his letter suggests that the first type evolves over time into the second. Neil Chambers? 6-volume edition of The Scientific Correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks 1765-1820 (2006) cites four letters from Rennell to Banks, all unrelated to the present letter, but none from Banks to Rennell.

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        Message from the President of the United States, Accompanying Sundry Papers Relative to the Affairs of the United States with the French Republic

      Published by order of the House of Representatives (Philadelphia): Published by order of the House of Representatives. 1799. First. First edition. Self-wrappers. 123(1)pp. Tiny owner name front wrap, which is lacking the top 1", probably in order to remove another name, rear wrap a little tattered, with a couple of tiny archival repairs, corners of front wrap a little worn, still a pleasing, about very good example of a fragile pamphlet, largely consisting of the correspondence of Elbridge Gerry, the American minister at Paris, with the French government. Gerry was one of three commissioners sent to negotiate a peace with the French, who were incensed at Jay's Treaty with Great Britain. The French foreign minister, Tallyrand, refused to negotiate unless he was bribed (X,Y, and Z were code names for intermediaries in the bribery scheme), and the mission was suspended, in turn incensing American Federalists. An important and attractive pamphlet from a crucial period in American foreign relations. .

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        Botanique pour les Femmes et les Amateurs des Plantes.

      Ouvrage allemand, mis en francais, et augmenté de notes et d'autres additions, par J. Fr. B[ourgoing]. Paris et Strasbourg: Treuttel et Würtz [1799]. With 4 folded engraved plates with in all 101 handcoloured botanical items. XVI + 198 pp. Nice contemporary red halfleather with speckled edges, spine richly gilt and frontboard with gold monogram "S" under a noble crown. Half title is missing.. First published in Germany 1795. Not in Nissen. Page 45 with a little brown spot in lower right corner, otherwise a very nice and clean copy

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        Disobedience Detected

      London: Published by William Barnard, 2 April 1799. Colour printed mezzotint with additional hand-colouring. 17 3/4 x 23 5/8 inches. 20 x 25 1/4 inches. 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

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        The Musical Repository: A Collection Of favourite Scotch, English, and Irish Songs, Set to music.

      Glasgow: Printed by Alex. Adam, For A. Carrick, booksellers, Saltmarket, 1799. F'cap 16mo in quarter sheets; half-title not called for; wood-engraved vignette at end of Contents, followed by wood-engraved fly-title with text on verso; music printed from type throughout; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.278+2; A - I, K - U, X - Z, Aa - Ii, Kk - Mm4; contemporary full sheep, spine ruled gilt, black lettering-piece with guinea-roll rules, gilt; a.e. stained green, fore-edges mainly trimmed. Front joint cracking, minute chip to leather of headband, and sheep worn over one corner; light dusting throughout and one or two small stains, but a very good copy, near-nice considering the nature of the book. All the contents are anonymous, but the volume includes a good number of songs by Burns, several with titles that vary from those given in Egerer, presumably from different sources, and possibly with variant texts. `Coming thro' the Rye' for example, which according to Egerer 8e first appeared in Vol.V. of the `Scots Musical Museum' 1n 1796, is here entitled `Gin a Body meet a Body'; the `Lament of Mary Queen of Scots on the Approach of Spring' first published in volume two of the 1793 `Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect' (Egerer, 25), appears here as `Qheen Mary's Lament'. Other songs, such as `My Heart is a-breaking, Dear Titty', which Egerer records as first appearing in Vol.II, Set 3 of `Original Scottish Airs' in 1799 (Egerer, 25c) may in fact have been first collected in the present work. This volume is not recorded by Egerer, and would very possibly repay some study. A second edition appeared in Edinburgh in 1803, which, though from a different setting of text, was a line-for-line reprint of this volume up to p.278, but with an added Appendix of songs occupying pp.279 - 90, including a further variant of one of the Burns songs here (and there identified as such). ESTCN10248 All books listed by Robert Temple are of the first edition and the first printing unless otherwise described.

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      Elegien. Abdruck für Freunde. Paris, 1799. 12:o. 73 s. Svart skinnbd från 1800-talets andra hälft med guldpräglad text på främre pärm. Enkla blindpressade linjer inramar pärmarna. Ryggen blekt och främre pärm aningen skrapad. Pärmarna lite bågnade. Inlagan tryckt på blåtonat papper. Titelbladet med några fläckar i marginalerna. Handskriven dedikation på s. 3 till "Dem Herrn Hofcanzler und Ritter von Ehrenheim". Från Ericsberg.. Brinkman var vid tiden för publiceringen Sveriges chargé d'affaires i Paris. Han adlades von Brinkman 1808. Genom sin uppfostran var Brinkman mer tysk än svensk, och i sina båda första diktsamlingar från 1789 och 1804 - av vilka den senare var tillägnad Goethe - begagnade han också tyska språket. Detta arbete kan kanske sammanfattas som en produkt av en man, som enligt "Svenskt biografiskt lexikon" utmärktes av "ett brinnande intensivt intresse för vitterhet och lärda ämnen och ett outsläckligt behov av meddelelse med människor." Dedikationen är ställd till Fredrik von Ehrenheim som var chef över utrikesförvaltningen och således Brinkmans förman. Att arbetet var avsett att spridas till Brinkmans bekantskaps- och vänkrets, förstår man av den förtryckta meningen på sidan 3: "zum Andenken an den Vervasser." Två av elegierna är ställda till Amalia von Helvig och en till Klopstock

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        The Natural History of British Shells, including Figures and Descriptions of all the Species hitherto discovered in Great Britain, systematically arranged in the Linnean Manner, with scientific and general Observations on each. 5 vols.

      London, Printed for the Author and for F.C. a. J. Rivington, (1799-) 1804. 8vo. Bound in 5 cont. green longgrained hmorocco. Gilt backs. Gilt lettering on spines. A few scratches to volume 1, corners and edges very lightly rubbed, otherwise fine. With 180 engraved plates, all handcoloured in fine bright colours. One plate somewhat brownspotted, otherwise only occassional brownspots. Flyleaf bearing the names the previous owners, the Danish geologists Hilmar Ødum and later Th. Sorgenfrei.. Nissen No 1147. The work was issued in 60 parts, each with 3 plates, having descriptive text to each plate. All volumes with title-pages and alphabetical Indexes. The title-pages are dated 1804 (vol.I), 1800 (vol. II), 1801 (vol. III), 1802 (vol. IV), 1803 (vol. V). The copy listed in British Museums Cat. (NH) is lacking 3 title-pages. - Part 1-6 with 18 plates were probably already issued 1799.Edward Donovan (1768-1837) was the founder of the London Museum and Institute of Natural History, which housed his large natural history collection, which was sold at auction in 1817

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        Grundelig anwisning at förfärdiga goda fernissor, jämte konsten at lakera och förgylla; efter rigtiga grunder och egen ärfarenhet, til konstnärers och handtwerkares tjenst författad.

      Öfversättning från tyskan. Sthlm, J. C. Holmberg, 1799. 8:o. Extra grav. titelblad,(2),220,(17) s. Trevligt nära samtida hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerad och blindpressad rygg. Grönstänkta snitt. Ryggen ngt blekt och med två små repor. Inlagan med enstaka lagerfläckar, mest på s. 113-28. Det extra grav. titelbladet med några småfläckar överst i marginalen. En svag fuktrand på sista bladet. Från Östanå

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        Essai sur les antiquités du Nord, et les anciennes langues septentrionales, par Charles Pougens.

      Seconde édition. Augmentée d'une notice d'ouvrage choisis, sur les religions, l'histoire et les divers idiomes des anciens peuples du Nord. Paris, Charles Pougens, An VII (1799). 8vo. xvi,+ 5-152 pp. Some foxing, pp. 15-16 misbound. Worn contemporary quarter brown calf with red morocco label on spine, head of spine chipped. Second edition, with a long bibliography of books on Scandinavian antiquities and language (pp. 112-152), which was not included in the first edition from 1797. This essay discusses among other things Rudbeck's Atlantica and includes a French translation of the fake, "Historia Hialmari", (pp. 34-43)

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        Gesandtskabsrejse til Kejseren af China i Aarene 1794 og 1795, foranstaltet af det hollandsk-ostindiske Selskab, og indeholdende en Beskrivelse over adskillige for Europæerne hidtil ubekjente Dele af China; Uddragen af Hr. Everard van Braam Houckgeests Dagbog, og udgiven af M.L. Moreau von Saint-Mery. 2 dele sambundet.

      Kiøbenhavn J.F. Morthorstes Enke, 1799 og Soldins Forlag, 1800. X + 320 + 248 sider. Indb. orig. kart.. Dedikation fra 1807 på inderside af bindet. Noget gulnede sider og snitflader. Bindet med nænsomt slid.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        A Chart of the Coast of Pegu with the Adjacent Coast of Arakan and Tanasserim

      Laurie & Whittle London: Laurie & Whittle, 1799. unbound. very good. Sea chart. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 30 5/8" x 22". Magnificent and intricate sea chart showing the coast of the Burman Peninsula from the Bay of Bengal to the Gulf of Martaban. Details include rhumb lines, depths, and a compass rose. Dotted lines indicate rivers whose paths are not definitively known. Four insets show close ups of the Martaban River, the Arakan River, the Sirian River and the entrance of the Perseen River. Three topographical cross-sections show Foul Island, Tree Island and Cheduba Island. Additional views include three dimensional depictions of some coast lines and a pagoda. Published in "The East-India Pilot, or Oriental Navigator, on One Hundred and Eighteen Plates: Containing a Complete Collection of Charts and Plans, &c..." (plate 78). Maps are based on the 1745 French "Neptune Oriental" by Jean Baptiste Nicolas Denis d'Apres de Mannevillette. The later English editions include additions by Captain Hayter, Captain John Ritchie and Captain Charles Newland. With its beautiful and unusual visual approach, this incredibly scarce sea chart is rarely available for sale. Minor overall toning and offsetting. Chip to bottom right corner of margin, image not affected. Full original margins.

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        Åminnelse-tal, hållit för kongl.

      Vetenskaps academien öfver dess framledne ledamot herr Carl Vilhelm Scheele, den 14 oct. 1799. Sthlm, J. P. Lindh, 1801. 8:o. (2),84 s. Med grav. titelvinjett. Vackert ljusbrunt lackat och marmorerat hfrbd med guldornerad rygg, brun titeletikett och övre guldsnitt (Hedberg). Bra inlaga med endast några enstaka obetydliga fläckar. Med Gustaf Bernströms guldpräglade pärmexlibris och hans diskreta blyertsanteckning "coll. cat.".. Bibliotheca Walleriana 17707. Ingick i Gustaf Bernströms fina Scheelesamling

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        A New Chart of the Straits of Sunda, from the Manuscript of the Dutch East India Company

      Laurie & Whittle London: Laurie & Whittle, 1799. unbound. very good. Sea chart. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 23.75" x 33 7/8". Beautifully detailed chart of the southern tip of Sumatra, the Strait of Java and part of Java. Includes rhumb lines, depths, shoals, a compass rose and an inset map: "Zutphen or Hounds Islands, off the East side of Hogs Point, enlarged." The coast lines are further illustrated with with several topographical cross sections. Published in "The East-India Pilot, or Oriental Navigator, on One Hundred and Eighteen Plates: Containing a Complete Collection of Charts and Plans, &c..." (plate 95). Maps are based on the 1745 French "Neptune Oriental" by Jean Baptiste Nicolas Denis d'Apres de Mannevillette. The later English editions include additions by Captain Henry Smedley, Captain Parker and Captain John Hall. With its beautiful and unusual visual approach, this incredibly scarce sea chart is rarely available for sale. Minor offsetting and some chipping. Full original margins.

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        Le vite degli uomini illustri volgarizzate da Girolano Pompei, gentiluomo veronese, Verona, Eredi Marco Moroni, 1799

      ....aggiuntevi note scelte dal commento di M. Dacier....14,5 x 21, Buona rilegatura mz. pelle con titoli su tassello ai dorsi che hanno piccoli fregi, buone condizioni, salvo qualche piccola macchiolina interna. Cinque volumi così composti : Primo (tomo I- II pp. 316+ 372); Secondo volume (tomo III-IV pp.348+ 368); Terzo Volume (Tomo V- VI) pp.386+ 412); Quarto volume (Tomo VII-VIII) pp.304+ 324); Volune quinto (Tomo IX- X) pp.328+ 400 compresi gli indici) -

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        A Missionary Voyage to the Southern Pacific Ocean, Performed in the Years 1796, 1797, 1798, in the Ship Duff, Commanded by Captiain James Wilson

      London: S. Gosnell, 1799. First edition.. Hardcover. Fine. Yes. 4to. (12),c,420pp. plus a list of subscribers. Seven maps, six plates. The large frontispiece[ map is of Fiji, repeated in smaller format in its place in the text. Modern binding to style in quarter calf, spine with five raised bands, black morocco lettering piece, gilt. Marbled papers boards. Vellum corners. Some occasional light foxing, browning of plate edges with most closely cropped along one edge touching the image, and spotting else a very good copy in a fine binding. The London Missionary Society was founded in 1795 mainly to send missions to Polynesia. The narrative was compiled from the journals of the officers and the missionaries. Contains valuable data on Tahiti, Tonga, Fiji, and the Marquesas. Hill, I, 184. Cox II, 307.

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        Le deche di tito livio padovano delle istorie romane, tradotte nella lingua toscana da m. jacopo nardi cittadino fiorentino e rivedute, corrette ed accresciute da m. francesco turchi, trevigiano. tomo i-x milano nella stamperia di andrea mainardi 1799-1800

      Dieci tomi in cinque volumi in-8° (cm 20,2x12,4), pp. XVI, 312; 248; 228; 254, (2); 256; 336; 285, (1); 300; 278; 177, (1), legatura coeva in mezza pelle con fregi e titoli in oro su tasselli al dorso. Nel complesso le legature dei volumi si presentano ben conservate, con pochi segni d'uso e del tempo: segnaliamo alcune abrasioni alla carta dei piatti: e, al primo volume, una fenditura, della lunghezza di cm 4, nella parte superiore della cerniera anteriore, difetto che non pregiudica assolutamente la solidità della legatura.del volume. Ex libris al contropiatto anteriore di tutti i volumi. Firma d'appartenenza al frontespizio del tomo I; il tomo X è parzialmente intonso. Due note a penna, di mano coeva, a pagina 125 del tomo X. I tomi dal I al VI sono datati 1799, quelli dal VII al X sono datati 1800. Nel complesso esemplare molto buono. Di seguito riportiamo i dati del frontespizio nella loro completezza: "Le Deche di Tito Livio padovano delle Istorie Romane, tradotte nella lingua Toscana da M. Jacopo Nardi cittadino fiorentino e rivedute, corrette ed accresciute da M. Francesco Turchi, Trevigiano col Supplemento della seconda Deca che manca alle Istorie medesime. Dippiù le Tavole de' Re, Consoli, Tribuni militari, Dittatori ec. Una dichiarazione di molti vocaboli Toscani, dal Traduttore in diversi luoghi usati, ed un indice copiosissimo, in Milano, nella stamperia di Andrea Mainardi a S. Mattia alla Moneta presso il S. Sepolcro. Con approvazione, 1799-1800"

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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. Illustrated and Embellished with Sixteen Plates

      London:: Printed for John Stockdale,. 1799.. 4to: A4 a - b4 B - 3O4. 28 cm x 22 cm. 1st edition (Howes W-235; Sabin 102541). Very early issue, without the erratum & with the 'Patowmac' plate still facing p. 52. xxiv, 464, [8] pp. 8 pg catalogue at rear.. Modern brown qtr-calf with marbled boards & gilt decorated spine. Maroon leather spine label. Marbled edges. New eps.. Binding - Nr Fine (spine a bit sunned). Text - VG (modest bit of. foxing/usual light tanning to some paper). Ex-lib, with the. occasional internal stamp. Overall, a quite handsome volume with. wide, ample margins to the text.. Weld a long time member (56 years) of the Royal Society of Dublin, rising to the office of Vice President. His extensive travels on the continent, here reported, prompted many of his countrymen to emigrate to these shores. His book enjoyed a wide popularity, being "received with great favor", reaching many editions, and being translated into Dutch, German & French shortly after its English publication. Weld's account a valuable one in that it renders an educated man's account of late 18th Century America, and includes his recording of visits with important US citizens of the day, e.g., Washingon & Jefferson, as well as the many pages on his perception of the Native American Indians encountered while touring. . Illustrated with 3 maps (one folding), 2 plans, & 11 plates [from sketches by the author]; 16 total. Tissue guards present for some plates.

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        Grundlig anvisning at förfärdiga goda fernissor jämte konsten at lakera och förgylla, efter rigtiga grunder och egen ärfarenhet til konstnärens och handverkares tjenst, författad.

      Öfversättning från tyskan. Sthlm, J. C. Holmberg, 1799. 8:o. Grav. titelblad,220,(17) s. + (BOUTET, CLAUDE) Miniatur-skolan, eller konsten at lära måla utan mästare; jämte bihang om sättet at göra de vackraste färgor, m.m. och til slut undervisning uti målare-konsten, så väl al fresco, samt med vatten- och olje-färg, som på glas, uti emalj, mosaik och med damascering. Öfversatt ifrån den år 1782 i Paris utkomna förbättrade och tillökta uplagan. Sthlm, J. C. Holmberg, 1784. 8:o. 116 s. + Korrt underrättelse i konsten at tekna, måla och sy. Sthlm, J. C. Holmberg, 1799. 8:o. 15 s. + Underrättelse om cichorie-roten, dess plantering och anwändande til cichorie-caffe. Öfwersättning. Sthlm, J. C. Holmberg, 1794. 8:o. 43 s. Ngt nött samtida hfrbd med guldornerad rygg och olivgrön titeletikett i papp. Gula snitt. Fläckar nederst på ryggen. Enstaka lager- och småfläckar. Första arbetet med fuktrand i yttre marginalen på s. 1-60, pappersförlust i nedre marginalen på s. 81, pappersförtunning på s. 97 och liten reva i marginalen på sista sidan. Tredje arbetet med märke efter pressade växter på s. 12-13. Sista arbetet nära skuret i yttre marginalen och med textförlust på s. 42. Det finns ett tryckt titelblad till Gütle, vilket saknas här!. Hebbe 1306 vad gäller det fjärde arbetet. Originalet till det andra arbetet "L'école de la mignature" utkom första gången i Paris 1672

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        Remarks on a Tour to North and South Wales in the Year 1797

      London: W Wigstead, 1799 In a full brown contemporary leather with corners and edges a little bumped and worn, rear cover has a small mark. Spine has been very carefully relaid some time ago, lots of decorative gilt tooling, a little faded, title in gilt to red leather label, edges a little bumped and worn. Internally, small bookseller label to fep, ink name to ffep, half title present, engraved titlepage, with the rare printed titlepage, (vi), [3], 69 pp, [3], 22 B&W plates + the engraved tp = 23 pl, 2 pp of adverts, minimal foxing, title page dated 1799, extra title page dated 1800, printed by James Bateson, Denmark Street, Soho, September 1799! A lovely example of the difficult to find Black and White plate version! (ESTC T11206. COPAC, WorldCat) Wigstead was an English Magistrate amateur painter & caricaturist. He was a close personal friend of Thomas Rowlandson, whom he accompanied on sketching trips to the Isle of Wight (1784), Brighton (1789) and Wales (1787) which resulted in subsequent publications for which Rowlandson provided the illustrations. Wigstead exhibited at the RA exhibition of 1785. His style appears to be close to Rowlandson, who create prints of many of his works, often signing them as Wigstead. See Wiki)

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        Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa:

      London: Mungo Park, 1799 Performed under the direction and patronage of the African Association, in the years 1795, 1796, and 1797. With an appendix, containing Geographical Illustrations of Africa. by Major Rennell. In full brown leather, professionally repaired scratches and edges. Spine relaid keeping most of the old, gilt tooling, title in gilt to maroon leather label. Internally, some offsetting, hinges strengthened, ffep edges chipped at lower corner, pencil name to verso of frontis and dedication page, frontis of Park and titlepage have been re-enforced at edges, faint ink name at head of titlepage, some light offsetting, lacks half title, (iii-xxviii), 372, (xcii), [5], 1 portrait, 2 maps both repaired (1 of route and 1 of N Africa), 1 * Chart by Rennell of the Lines of Magnetic Variation, 5 plates (2 of plants & 3 of views), has the postscript, A Negro Song, and the music for the Song, list of subscribers present.(Allibone 1499 COPAC WorldCat ESTC N13836)Park, Mungo, published his Travels 1799, and was a best-seller. Three editions were printed during the first year, and it was immediately translated into French and German, and eventually other languages. Written in a straightforward, unpretentious, narrative style, it gave readers their first realistic description of everyday life in west Africa, depicted without the censorious, patronizing contempt which so often has disfigured European accounts of Africa. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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