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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.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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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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        Cours d`instruction d`un sourd-muet de naissance

      pour servir à l`education des sourds-muets. Et qui peut être utile à celle de ceux qui entendent et qui parlent. Avec Figures et Tableaux. Paris, Le Clerc, 1799. 8:o. x,lx,581,(3, last blank) pp. + 6 folding plates (with 8 figures). Bound with original grey wrappers in half calf (around 1950), five raised bands. Edges trimmed. Spine rubbed and with some scratches. Interior with a few brown spots, else clean and nice. 22 x 14 cm.. First edition

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        Erster Entwurf eines Systems der Naturphilosophie. Zum Behuf seiner Vorlesungen + Einleitung zu seinem Entwurf eines Systems der Naturphilosophie. Oder: Ueber den Begriff der speculativen Physik und die innere Organisation eines Systems dieser Wissenschaft.

      Jena und Leipzig, Christian Ernst Gabler, 1799. 8vo. Bound in one cont. marbled cardboardbdg. Spine soiled and worn at hinges and capitals, w. a bit of loss. Cont annotations to fly leaf. Old discrete owner's name to title-page, dated 1809. Four leaves w. cont. marginal annotations and underlinings. Internally well-preserved. (2), 83, (1, errata), (2, -blank) + (4), 321, (1, -Verbesserungen) pp.. Scarce first editions of these two fundamental works of Shelling's philosophy of nature. In his early works (1795-1800), Schelling sets out to give a new account of nature, and his "Erster Entwurf..." together with the "Einleitung..." for it are placed at the centre of this attempt. At the basis of his philosophy of nature is the status that Kant had given nature, but Schelling tries to avoid some of the consequences that come with Kant's notion. He is also largely inspired by Fichte's transcendental philosophy, and in the last five years of the 19th century, Schelling is thus occupied with the relationship of the subject to the object world, -a theme that comes to found the basis for his so famous philosophy of nature. At first Fichte and Schelling stood on good terms, but as their different conceptions of nature became evident, the divergences between them became too great. As Fichte regarded nature as Not-Self, this could not be a valid subject of philosophy, and he refused to understand Schelling's philosophy of nature as complementary to his own transcendental philosophy.Schelling's philosophy of nature presents us with a modern hermeneutic view of nature, allowing nature to be of significance beyond what can be scientifically established about it. Along with J.G. Fichte and Hegel, Schelling ranks as the most influential thinker of German Idealism. He stands in the centre of this most important and influential of philosophical traditions, and with his philosophy of nature, his anti-Cartesian view of subjectivity and his later critique of Hegelian Idealism, Schelling continues to be of the utmost importance to the development of continental philosophy to this day

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        Il Misogallo. Prose, e rime di Vittorio Alfieri da Asti.

      Londra (ma Firenze), 1799 (ma 1803 - 1804). Prima edizione originale e non contraffatta. In 12 esimo, pp. (8) 184, (2), in antip. la tradizionale incisione antifrancese, a p. p., in b/n, con la relativa spiegazione dell'allegoria: la raffigurazione di un pollaio con galli e galline che si azzuffano e di un gufo appollaiato sopra un albero nell'atto di suonare un olifante da cui esce il motto "Ils s'organisent"; leg. in p. pelle inquadrata ai piatti da semplice filetto dorato, dorso a 4 nervi con fregetti, titolo in oro su tassello nero, A. su tassello verde, tagli marmorizz., nome di appartenenza ms. alla prima c. b. Ediz. orig. di questa celebre opera antifrancese dell'Alfieri, ispirata agli orrori del terrore rivoluzionario. Questa prima edizione fu impressa probabilmente a Firenze con il falso luogo di Londra e l'anno di edizione ? uno dei primissimi del XIX secolo, e non gi? il 1799 apposto al frontespizio; tuttavia, il nome dell'editore, il luogo e l'anno precisi di stampa restano sconosciuti, cos? come sconosciuto ? il vero nome dell'amico G. A., che cur? l'edizione esemplandola su una delle dieci copie manoscritte fatte eseguire dall'Alfieri e, precisamente, sulla copia D. I. (apografo non autorizzato, conservato al Museo del Risorgimento di Torino). Il Mazzotta (per l'ediz. critica del Misogallo, in Studi in onore di Raffaele Spongano, Bologna, 1980, pp. 286 - 293) ha avanzato l'ipotesi che la princeps risalga a diversi anni dopo la morte dell'Alfieri e che sia stata edita dal Nistri di Pisa. Questa prima edizione ? comunque notevolmente rara, e fu oggetto di numerose e pi? o meno maldestre contraffazioni. Con la data: "Londra, 1799" sono uscite varie edizioni del Misogallo, ma la vera edizione originale ? questa, e la si distingue dalla dicitura: "Quando degnansi i Francesi", riportata al paragrafo 41 di pagina 184. Tutte le altre con la data "Londra, 1799" e con diversa paginazione sono contraffazioni di questa ("Con la falsa data di Londra 1799 furono pubblicate parecchie edizioni del Misogallo alfieriano. Chi ne sia stato l'editore non ? noto, n? si conosce il nome dell'amico G. A. che l'avrebbe esemplata su una delle dieci copie manoscritte fatte eseguire dall'Alfieri. Che l'edizione sia stata pi? volte contraffatta e in luoghi diversi ? certissimo" (Parenti, Dizionario dei luoghi di stampa, pp. 126 - 27). In questa virulenta requisitoria gallofoba, smentita delle illusioni profuse nella "Parigi sbastigliata", la Francia in genere, e la Rivoluzione in particolare, sono dall'Alfieri considerate ree di aver tradito l'ideale di libert? con i sanguinosi eccessi del Terrore. Tra i brani in prosa seguenti agli epigrammi, sonetti e odi, stesi in forma convulsamente declamatoria, figura anche una presunta difesa di Luigi XVI di fronte alla Convenzione. (Cfr. Parenti, Prime edizioni italiane, p. 22; Dizionario dei falsi luoghi di stampa, p. 126 - 127; Bustico, p. 61, n. 321, con precise indicazioni sul come distinguere l'ediz. orig. dalle contraffazioni). Bell'esemplare.

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        A View of the origin and conduct of the war with Tippoo Sultaun; comprising a narrative of the operations of the army under the command of Lieutenant-General George Harris, and of the siege of Seringapatam

      First Edition. Tall 4to. pp. xxiii, [1], 265, [1], clxxii. Contains frontispiece engraving of Tipu Sultan ruler of Mysore India; 1 black and white fold-out aquatint depicting the north-west front of the fortress of Seringapatam; 3 fold-out maps (including 1 colored map illustrating Mysore and surrounding districts) ; 1 fold out chart showing the order of battle of the British army; 2 fold out tables in the appendix. Bound in near contemporary quarter tortoise shell calf with gilt spine and marbled boards. Minor rubbing; lower outer corner of rear board neatly repaired. Bookplate with armorial crest on inside front cover. An old bookseller’s ticket from “Henry Southeran & Company” is also present. Interior contains light age-toning, occasional scattered foxing and spotting. Some offsetting is visible from fold-out plates. A marginal tear is neatly sealed on the Seringapatam plate. Bottom corner of frontis is lightly creased; upper corner crease on p. 97. Alexander Beatson’s book recounts the 1799 British military campaign in Mysore India and the final defeat of Tipu Sultan. Beatson, who served as advisor to General Harris during the conflict, composed his narrative in part from personal observations. The collapse of Mysore marked an important rise in English colonial power. Tipu Sultan, often called the “Tiger of Mysore” (ruled 1782-1799) fought the British during the 2nd and 3rd Mysor wars. He proved himself a talented military leader who understood the techniques of western warfare. In 1798-99 Tipu’s contacts with the French provoked the British to invade Mysore and to attack the fortress capital of Seringapatam. Tipu was killed in the final assault. The Mysore conflicts are also particularly notable in regards to the history of rocketry. According to Von Braun and Ordway “The first major engagement with rockets that involved Europeans took place in India, where troops under Tippoo Sultaun of Mysore fired them against the British during the two battles of Seringapatam in 1792 and 1799.” (See Von Braun, History of Rocketry, p.30). [Abbey, Travel 422; Lowndes, p. 135; ESTC T128718].

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        An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations in Three Volumes. Ninth Edition. Volumes I, II, III Complete

      London: Printed for A Strahan and T Cadell Jun and W Davies in the Strand, 1799. Full-leather covers with two title labels on each spine. Volume I is xii + 499pp [blank endpaper, title, blank verso, 4 page advertisements for third and fourth editions, 4 contents pages, 499 text pages, blank verso to last printed page, 2 blank endpaper sheets at rear - contents are books I and chapters I and II of book II]. Volume II is vi + 518pp + 5 page appendix [blank endpaper, title, blank verso, 4 contents pages, 518 numbered pages, unpaginated appendix of 5 pages, blank verso, 2 blank endpaper sheets at rear. Contents are Book II chapter III to end of book IV chapter VIII ] Volume III is vii + 465pp + 49 page index [2 blank endpapers, title, blank verso, 3 contents pages, blank verso, 465 pages. blank verso, 49 page index, page of other works by the author, 2 blank endpaper sheets at rear. Contents are book IV chapter IX plus book V]. Some rubbing and surface wear to covers, leather joints cracking though still firmly attached, small chips and some to edges of spine labels (see scans). Owner bookplates to front stuckdown and first free endpaper of each volume, owner name on title page and front stuckdown. Toning mostly confined to endpapers, pages very well attached. Extensive extra photographs available. Complete early copy of this extremely important text. First published in 1776, The Wealth of Nations is the economics equivalent of biology's Origin of Species or physics' Principia Mathematica. 2kg unpacked weight.. Full-Leather. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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

      London, A Strahan, 1799. Three volumes : Vols. I, II and III: Ninth edition: Full leather contemporary brown leather bindings, 8.25 x 5.25 inches approx, acceptably clean and sound but showing signs of use, cracking and chipping to tops and bottoms of spines gilt titles to spines on fixed dark green leather labels, cracking at hinges, corners slightly bumped, volume numbers being gilt on small red background, plain endpapers with no inscriptions, Volume I: some loss to leather on back board probably worm damage, 499 pages, very mild foxing in places. Volume II plain endpapers showing squiggles of worm damage to front endpapers, the piercing through the pages caused by the worm's appetite reaches through i-vi through to page 8, this does not however prevent the reading of the text, 518 pages followed by Appendix, soiling to closed page edges, Volume III well used, quite scuffed to front board and back board some of this is due to insect damage, top and bottom of spine has a narrow area of loss, title readable, 465 pages followed by index, not quite as sound as the other two volumes but contents reasonably tight and clean.

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        Traite de Mecanique Celeste

      Paris: Various, 1799. Hard Cover. 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 set, 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. 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. Good.

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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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        Relation du voyage à la recherche de La Pérouse

      Paris: H.J. Jansen, an VIII [1799-1800]. 2 text volumes, 4to., (290 x 215 mm.), and one folio atlas volume (529 x 376 mm.). Text: xvi, 442; 332, 113, [1] pp. Half-titles, errata page at end of volume 2 (some very light and occasional marginal spotting, very pale marginal dampstain to a few quires at the end of volume 2.) Atlas: engraved title-page, large double-paged engraved folding map by d'Houdan after J. D. Barbié du Bocage, and 43 engraved plates, numbered 2-44, by Copia, Perée, or Maleuvre (1) and printed by Dien, after Piron, Jean-Baptiste Audebert (ornithological plates), and Pierre-Joseph Redouté (botanical plates), all mounted on guards (some occasionally heavy marginal spotting, not affecting the images). Uniformly bound in early 19th-century French black calf, marbled paper boards gilt by A. Varicault of Chatellerault with his binder's ticket on the front paste-down of each text volume (extremities a bit scuffed). First edition, the text volumes published simultaneously in 8vo., of this celebrated account of the expedition sent by the French Assembly in search of the vanished La Pérouse, written by the doctor and naturalist who accompanied the expedition. Under the general command of Bruni d'Entrecasteaux, two ships bearing 219 men set sail in September 1791, proceeding round the Cape of Good Hope to the Australian coast and Tasmania, where they spent months searching doggedly but in vain for a trace of the great navigator and his party, last seen in Botany Bay in 1788. In the course of the search the ships circumnavigated Australia twice, and visited New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands, the Admiralty Islands, Tonga, New Guinea, and New Britain. The expedition was plagued by misfortune; not only was no trace of La Pérouse's party found, but a large number of crewmen perished from scurvy, which killed d'Entrecasteaux himself in the summer of 1793, soon after the death of his fellow commander Kermadec. Following the loss of its leaders, and split between royalist officers and a crew supporting the revolutionaries, the expedition dispersed. Although it failed to achieve its primary goal, the voyage was of considerable importance for the numerous important scientific observations - geographical, ethnographic, botanical, zoological and hydrographic - made throughout the region. In 1795 the expedition papers and Labillardière's botanical and zoological specimens were seized by British forces, but, at the urging of Joseph Banks and the Royal Society, were returned a year later, enabling Labillardière to be the first to publish an account of the voyage. Of particular scientific interest for his description of the Tongas, "an excellent contribution to the ethnology of that people" (Hill), Labillardière's detailed narrative includes as well the first scientific descriptions of the New Zealand flax and several other New Zealand plants, specimens of which he brought back, and appendices containing glossaries of Malay and of the native languages of Tasmania, Tonga, New Caledonia, and Waygiou (New Guinea), with tables charting the route of the Espérance. The illustrations of the atlas volume, most after Piron, include detailed depictions of native headdresses and activities (preparation of meals, fishing, dancing), ceremonial objects, tools, boats and views of the islands, four plates of birds, of which three after Audebert, and 14 botanical plates after Redouté. Along with this quarto edition, Janson published an octavo edition during the same year (two issues are known, one giving a different publisher's address). Although priority has not been established, it is likely that the more luxurious quarto edition was issued first from the presses; comparison of copies shows the impression of the engravings to be a bit darker and crisper. Sabin 38420; Ferguson 307; Hill 954 (8vo edition). Purchased at Chrisite's 9th June 2004, lot 194..

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        A View of Hamburgh with the Ladies Walk, &c. Kolor. Aquatinta bei J. Harris. London, 1799. 39 x 55,5 cm. Gerahmt.

      Seltenes Blatt.- Von der Binnenalsteraus gesehen, links etwa vom Alstertor bis zu den heutigen Grossen Bleichen. Die Skyline mit dem Domturm, St. Petri, St. Johannis, dahinter St. Katharinen, weiter rechts Marien Magdalenen und St. Nikolai. Im Vordergrund links waschen 3 Mägde, die Wasser holen und Wäsche waschen.- Im Fußsteg beidseitig des Titels leicht gebräunt.

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        New Illustration of the Sexual System of Carolus von Linnaeus ... the Temple of Flora, or Garden of Nature

      London: T. Bensley for the publisher, [1799]-1807. 3 parts bound in two volumes, broadsheets (23 x 17 4/8 inches). Part I: engraved half-title "A British Trophy ..."; engraved portrait of Thornton by F. Bartolozzi after Russell, and additional portraits of Millington, Grew, Ray, Vaillant, Bonnet, Hales, and Townsend; engraved plate "The Universal Power of Love"; engraved title-page "The Prize dissertation or the Sexes of Plates by Carolus von Linnaeus... 1759"; 3 engraved tables; and 22 fine engraved plates of flowers showing their separate components according to Linnaeus. Part II: mezzotint portrait of Linnaeus in Lapland dress by Dunkarton after Hoffman, engraved portrait of Linnaeus and further portraits of Pitton, Tournefort, de Jussieu, Larmarck, Rousseau, Hill, Bute, Martyn, Milne, Withering, Curtis, Smith, Lambert, Rutherford, Woodville, Shaw, and Erasmus Darwin; engraved half-title and title-page; 2 engraved tables; 66 engraved plates of flowers showing their separate components according to Linnaean classification. Part III: engraved title-page on 2 sheets; engraved table of contents; engraved dedication on 2 sheets; engraved part-title; 3 engraved plates: "Flora Dispensing her Favours on Earth" (aquatint and stipple engraved, hand-colored), and "Aesculapius, Flora, Ceres and Cupid ..." and "Cupid Inspiring the Plants with Love" (color-printed stipple-engravings finished by hand); 28 mezzotint and/or aquatint engraved plates printed in colors and/or colored by hand, comprising: "The Snowdrop" [Dunthorne state I]; "The Persian Cyclamen" [III]; "Hyacinths" [II]; "Roses" [II]; "A Group of Carnations" [II]; "A Group of Auriculas" [two only, II]; "Tulips" [II]; "The Queen"; "The Aloe" [I]; "The Nodding Renealmia" [I]; "The Night Blowing Cereus" [Plate A, State II]; "The Oblique-Leaved Begonia" [III]; "Large Flowering Sensitive Plant" [III]; "The Blue Passion Flower" [III]; "The Winged Passion Flower" [III]; "The Quadrangular Passion Flower" [II]; "The White Lily" [III]; 'The Superb Lily' [B, III]; "The Dragon Arum" [IV]; "The Maggot-Bearing Stapelia" [II]; "American Bog Plants" [II]; "The Pontic Rhododendron"; "The American Cowslip" [I]; "The Narrow Leaved Kalmia"; "The China Limodoron"; "The Indian Reed" [II]; "The Sacred Egyptian Bean"; "The Blue Egyptian Water Lily" (endleaves and preliminaries creased, some marginal spotting). Contemporary maroon morocco gilt (hinges very weak). First edition. Only one of the justly celebrated plates of flowers ("The Roses") was by Thornton, the others are after paintings by Abraham Pether, Philip Reinagle, Sydenham Edwards, Peter Henderson and others, although he selected the subjects of the plates, their symbolism and dramatic landscapes. A doctor by training, a substantial inheritance allowed Thornton to achieve his dream of "an immense work in many volumes which in scope, illustration, paper and typography would surpass anything in any other European country" (Grigson). However the enterprise brought about his financial ruin and in spite of several lotteries designed to raise funds Thornton was forced to return to medical practice in order to support himself. "At the heart of the 'New Illustration' was Thornton's scheme to produce a specifically British botanical publication of a magnificence to surpass all previous examples. Teams of master engravers and colourists, including Francesco Bartolozzi, Richard Earlom, and John Landseer, used the full range of modern printing techniques to produce coloured illustrations after paintings by such prominent artists as Sir William Beechey, James Opie, Henry Raeburn, John Russell, Abraham Pether, and his two favoured illustrators, Peter Henderson and Philip Reinagle. The illustrations were not restricted to the 'choicest flowers' in the world, but included portraits of eminent botanists-including the famous portrait of Linnaeus in Lapp (Sami) dress-elaborate allegories, such as 'Cupid Inspiring the Plants to Love', and a bust of Linnaeus being honoured by Aesculapius, Flora, Ceres, and Cupid. The text, which includes a translation of Linnaeus's 'Prize dissertation' on the sexuality of plants (1759), is similarly not bound to accounts and texts of scientific botany, but deals with a wide range of religious, political, spiritual, social, and emotional issues, not only in prose but also through extensive use of poems by modern and ancient authors. It is easy to regard much of this material as irrelevant to the publication's botanical aims, but this is to miss the universal human and religious purposes of botanical learning in Thornton's system of thought" (Martin Kemp for DNB). Cleveland Collections 722; Dunthorne 301; Grigson in Grigson & H. Buchanan "Thornton's Temple of Flora London": 1951, p.2): Nissen BBI 1955; Sitwell "Great Flower Books" p.143; Stafleu and Cowan 14283; Thomas, "Great Books and Book Collectors", p.144). Catalogued by Kate Hunter. .

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        Diamond. Was bred by F. Dawson Esqr. of Newmarket, he was got by Highflyer. Dam by Matchem... he is now in Training and is the Property of Joseph Cookson Esqr

      London: John Harris, November 1799. Aquatint, by Whesshel [sic.], i.e. J. Whessell. 14 1/4 x 18 7/8 inches. 18 x 22 inches approx. Gold and wood frame. A highly decorative aquatint recalling the race at Newmarket on 25 March 1799: the reference works make no mention of this rare aquatint issue. This work recalls the contest between Diamond and Sir Henry Vane- Tempest's horse Hambletonian. They raced, for prize-money of three thousand guineas, over the Beacon Course at Newmarket on 25 March 1799. Hambletonian won. John Nost Sartorius was the only son of Francis Sartorius. He 'lived for much of his life at Carshalton in Surrey from where he exhibited no less than seventy-four paintings at the Academy; thirty-two elsewhere. Among his patrons were the Prince of Wales, Lord Derby and Christopher Wilson' (Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.157). Cf. Lane British Racing Prints p.160 (stipple engraving); cf. Siltzer p.243 (stipple engraving)

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        Shakespeare's Seven Ages of Man Illustrated

      London: [H.D. Symonds, printed by C. Whittingham], 1799 [pre-publication watermarks]. Folio. (17 9/16 x 10 3/4 inches). Stipple-engraved title and 7 plates by William Bromley after Thomas Stothard, each printed in colours by Collins and finished by hand, 1 uncoloured engraved plate of text by Collins. Fine 20th-century brown morocco gilt by Riviere & Son, covers with triple fillet border, spine in seven compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, the others with repeat decoration in gilt around a central flower-spray tool, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, original blue paper wrappers bound in at the rear, top edge gilt. A finely bound copy of this beautiful series of illustrations after Stothard: one of the greatest illustrators of his era. 'He had a true genius for composition and excelled in tender pathos and gentle humour, and in the rendering of virginal purity, womanly grace, and the charms of childhood he has few rivals' ('DNB') Each of the seven 'ages' is illustrated by a finely produced and executed colour-printed stipple- engraving, supported by a number of linked essays on the lines that Stothard has illustrated. During his lifetime, Thomas Stothard, R.A. (1755- 1834) achieved a reputation as the premier English book illustrator of his generation. His most notable illustrations were of the works of Shakespeare, John Milton, Henry Fielding, Tobias Smollett, Laurence Sterne, Sir Walter Scott and Lord Byron. A popular figure in the art world, he counted William Blake (who engraved many of his designs) and John Flaxman (whose neo-classical style was an influence) amongst his friends. This title is not mentioned in the list of Stothard's works books in Hammelmann, 'Book Illustrators in Eighteenth Century England.' Jaggard p.287 Coxhead Thomas Stothard (1906) p. 96; not in Hammelmann Book Illustrators in Eighteenth Century England; Jaggard p.287

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        Le Roman de la rose par Guillaume de Lorris et Jean de Meung, dit Clopinel. Édition faite sur celle de Lenglet Dufresnoy, corigée avec soin, et enrichie de la dissertation sur les auteurs de L'ouvrage

      Tall 8vo. 5 vols. This copy dated “an septieme [1799].” Vol. I. pp. 435, [1 blank] Vol. II. pp. 410, [2 blank] Vol. III. pp. [4], 365, [2 blank] Vol. IV. pp. [4], 352 Vol. V. pp. [6], 352. Volumes I-III contain frontispiece engravings. Volume I contains an additional engraving opposite p. 74. Bound in period straight grained morocco binding – blind stamped and gilt. All edges gilt. Corners a bit bumped; minor wear to extremities; tiny chip to head cap of vol. I. Initial and final blank leaves foxed. The interiors are generally clean with only mild scattered foxing – a bit heavier in volume I. Small inscription on verso of fly-leaf in first volume. This edition is based on Lenglet Dufresnoy’s 1735 edition. The “Roman de la Rose” was one of the most important Medieval French poems. The work is divided into two sections. The first, written by Guillaume de Lorris in the early to mid 13th century, is an allegorical dream addressing the Art of Love. The second, written in the late 13th or early 14th century by Jean de Meung continues the poem in a different vein, turning the work into a satire and a commentary on contemporary society. The poem contains long digressions in which an encyclopedic mass of information on various topics is set forth including “satires on women, attacks on the magistrates, the hereditary nobility, and the mendicant friars, disquisitions on the origin of society and of royal power, on property, pauperism, and marriage, on the relations of nature and art, on hallucinations and sorcery and on the physical sciences.” [Oxford Comp. to French Lit, p. 630]. Over time great interest has been attached to the allegorical meaning of the poem which is open to diverse interpretations. The work contains much alchemical symbolism. Also included are “Le Codicille de Maistre Jean de Meung” and “ Le Testament de Maistre Jean de Meung” as well as several related alchemy tracts – “Le Remontrances de nature a l’alchymiste errant par Jean de Meung”; “Le Response de l’alchymiste a nature”; “Testament attribute a Arnauld de Villeneufve”; “Petit traicte d’alchymie intitule le sommaire philosophique de Nicolas Flamel”; “La Fontaine des Amoureux de science”; “Balade du secret des philosophes”. Vol. V includes Lantin de Damerey’s “Supplement au glossaire” (first printed in 1737). This is a heavy set. Please inquire about postage. [Brunet 1175; Graesse IV, pp. 262-3 – both listing a 1798 printing].

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        A Chart of the West Coast of Sumatra from Old Bencoolen to Buffaloe Point containing the Road of Bencoolen and Poolo Bay

      London: Laurie & Whittle, 1799. unbound. very good. Sea chart. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 20.5" x 24.25". Beautiful chart of the southwestern coast of Sumatra. Includes rhumb lines, depths, shoals and inland swamps, the paths of previous explorations, a compass rose and two inset maps: "Plan of Rat Island", "Plan of Poolo Bay". The coast lines are further illustrated with with several topographical cross sections and scattered sailing notes and observations. Also shown is Fort Marlborough in what is today Bengkulu, which guarded an important port for the British East India Company. 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 93). 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 Joseph Huddart, John Price and Mr. McDonald. With its beautiful and unusual visual approach, this incredibly scarce sea chart is rarely available for sale. Minor dampstaining and offsetting with some stains to upper corners. Full original margins.

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        View of Goodrich Castle on the River Wye [Pl. 5]

      London: Published by F. Jukes, 1799. Hand-coloured aquatint. Very good condition apart from some light soiling and a few tiny foxing marks in the left margin. 14 3/8 x 18 1/8 inches. 18 1/8 x 24 1/2 inches. A fine view of the 12th-century red sandstone Goodrich Castle, from "Series of Views on the River Wye" by Francis Jukes, one of the greatest English exponents of the art of aquatint, after a work by the landscape painter Edward Dayes. Francis Jukes was a prolific engraver, who was chiefly known for his topographical prints, the bulk of which he executed in aquatint. He contributed numerous plates to various publications including Walmsley's Views in North Wales (1792-4) and Campbell's A Journey in Scotland (1802) and collaborated on several projects with the engraver and publisher Robert Pollard. The ruins of the medieval castle are in Goodrich, Herefordshire, though it is relatively incidental to Jukes' landscape, which is an extraordinarily rich harmony of grays, greens and browns. Cf. Dictionary of National Biography; cf. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland 545.

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        Carta Reduzida do Golfo Adriatico dedicada a S.A.R. Principe Regente N.S. por Marino Miguel Franzini Primro Tenente da Armada Real

      Lisbon: Marino Miguel Franzini, 1799. A FINE MANUSCRIPT CHART OF THE ADRIATIC BY A PROMINENT PORTUGUESE CARTOGRAPHER Manuscript chart on paper 20 7/8" x 52" c. 1799 . Book.

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        A Disquisition on the Stability of Ships

      [London, The Royal Society, , 1799] . [Extracted] From the Philosophical Transactions. Quarto. (280 × 218mm) Contemporary streaked calf, red morocco spine label mostly chipped away. 8 folding engraved diagrammatic plates by Basire, folding table. Sporadic browning, some foxing to the plates, a little rubbed at the extremities. First separate edition. Important contribution to the development of mathematical modelling in ship-building. Inscribed on the front free endpaper, "With the Author's Compts. to Captain Guyot." Separately paginated offprint from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, XVIII, 1798. Uncommon, ESTC records just John Rylands, Manchester, and US Naval Academy, OCLC adds Yale, Smithsonian, US Navy Department, Naval History Center, and the Independence Seaport Museum. Atwood entered Trinity College in 1765 and received his MA in 1772, becoming a tutor the following year. "Atwood then took an active part in reviving natural philosophy teaching in Cambridge. On 13 June 1776 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society... In November...Atwood published a description of a regular lecture course he had started in the observatory over the great gate of his college... He demonstrated elementary mechanics and hydrostatics with pulleys, pendulums, and air-pumps, as well as electricity, magnetism, and optics, including Leonhard Euler's principles of achromatic lenses. He also taught astronomy, mentioning recent surveys of the earth's density by the mathematician Charles Hutton and the astronomer royal Nevil Maskelyne, plus Maskelyne's favoured lunar method for longitude. The lectures drew large audiences, including William Pitt, and complemented the reform of 1779 that overhauled the Senate House examination and highlighted mathematical expertise." (ODNB) He made a bid to become a member of the Board of Longitude, and became an increasingly public figure in London, supporting an abortive attack on Banks's Royal Society regime by Hutton, Maskelyne, and other mathematicians, and drawing considerable attention for his ingenious machine, a pulley designed to demonstrate the motions of bodies under constant forces used to find the value of g, the gravity constant. His publications on a wide range of mathematical subjects bearing on geometry, mechanics and navigation were instrumental in winning him a lucrative post with Customs and Excise. In the present work he expands on previous work on the stability of floating bodies, comparing the mathematics of flotation with the performance of the Cuffnells, an East India Company ship built by Randall and Brent. His conviction being that the "imperfections in the theory of vessels, are amongst the causes which have contributed to retard the progress of naval architecture, by increasing the hazard of failure in attempting to supply its defects by experiment... doubts which can be resolved only by having recourse to actual trial: a species of experiment rarely undertaken under the impressions of uncertain success, when the objects of it are so costly... To the imperfections of theory, may also be attributed that steady adherence to practical methods, rendered familiar by usage, which creates a disposition to reject rather than to encourage, proposals of innovation in the construction of vessels..." Bookplate of the library of Baggrave Hall, home of the Burnaby family to the front pastedown.

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        A Chart of the South Part of Sumatra and of the Straits of Sunda and Banca with Gaspar Straits

      Laurie & Whittle London: Laurie & Whittle, 1799. unbound. very good. Sea chart. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 24" x 32.5". Stunning chart of the southern tip of Sumatra, with the Strait of Sunda and part of Java and the Java Sea. Includes rhumb lines, depths, shoals, a compass rose and an inset map: "A Particular Chart of the Straits of Sunda." The coast lines are further illustrated with with many 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 94). 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 Joseph Huddart, Captain John Hall and Captain Henry Smedley. With its beautiful and unusual visual approach, this incredibly scarce sea chart is rarely available for sale. Minor offsetting. Full original margins.

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        LES MÉTAMORPHOSES D'OVIDE ; TRADUCTION NOUVELLE, D'après le texte de l'édition du P. JOUVENCY, avec des notes, A l'usage des Écoles primaires et centrales, PAR MALFILATRE..

      Plassan, Paris, 1799. In French. 341+355+423 p. 3 vol. Contemporary half-leather binding. Gilt-Ornamented Spine. Marbeled covers. Coloured edge. Exlibris. Including frontespiece, and 15 full-side engravings. Small tear in lower margin, vol 3, page 87-90. No loss of text. Fine copy

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        Origine, trasporto in Italia, primi progressi in essa dell'algebra... Printed by Bodoni

      Reale Tipografia Parma Parma: Reale Tipografia Parma, 1797-1799. No Dust Jacket. History of Algebra, Printed by Bodoni, Inscribed by the Author Cossali, Pietro. Origine, trasporto in Italia, primi progressi in essa dell'algebra. . . . 2 vols., 4to. [24, incl. blank leaf], 396, [4]; [10], 492, [4]pp. 2 engraved plates. Parma: [Giambattista Bodoni for] Reale Tipografia Parmense, 1797-99. 282 x 203 mm. Quarter calf, speckled boards c. 1799, expertly rebacked, a bit rubbed. Fine, crisp copy, presented by the author to his friend Luigi Bramieri, with the recipient's inscription opposite the title in Vol. I: " Dono graziosissimo dell' egregio autore a me devotissimo suo amico Luigi Bramieri." First Edition. Cossali, the best-known historian of mathematics in 18th-century Italy, taught physics and astronomy at the University of Parma, and was later named by Napoleon to the chair of mathematics at Padua. "He wrote various memoirs on mathematical questions, chiefly algebraic, but is best known for his history of algebra, a work of considerable scholarship and even yet of service to the student of this phase of the subject" (Smith, History of Mathematics, 1, p. 541). "C'est un ouvrage important, plein de recherches auxquelles pr?ide la critique la plus ?lair?e. Apres avoir examine toutes les opinions contraires, il conclut que l'algebre a ete empruntee aux Indiens par les Arabes, qui l'ont ensuite introduite en Europe" (NBG). Cossali's work was one of the very few scientific books printed by Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813), the most successful and influential Italian printer of his era, associated with the Royal Press at Parma from 1768 until his death, and proprietor of his own press from 1791. Bodoni "was the most successful early proponent of what is (somewhat misleadingly) referred to as the 'modern' typeface, distinguished by a strong contrast between the thin and thick strokes, and vertical, rather than oblique, shading. His books were produced for the wealthy and the aristocracy, and were more advanced in elegance and refinement than anything else being printed in Europe" (desktoppub [internet reference]). Typefaces based on Bodoni's are still widely used. Brooks, Edizioni Bodoniane, 696.

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        The Naturalist's and Traveller's Companion.

      London: C. Dilly 1799.. Third edition, 8vo, xvi, 215, (1) pp. Hand coloured frontispiece and title vignette showing insects, plus 3 black and white plates. Bookplate of Lettsom's biographer, James Johnston Abraham, to paste down, also with a pencil inscription on the fly leaf from the publisher William Pickering to Charles John Whittingham, son of the printer, dated 1850. A few spots to early text leaves otherwise a good clean copy uncut in the original boards, marked with wear to edges, hinges slightly cracked but sound, later printed spine label with some skilful conservation work to the paper spine. A pleasant copy of a scarce work, containing instructions and advice for collecting and ordering birds, insects and plants, as well as chapters on fossils and coins. Together Pickering and Whittingham produced some of the best examples of English printing from this period, and the gift of this volume to Whittingham's son is a nice example of their long friendship.

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        Reise um die Welt in den Jahren 1785, 1786, 1787 und 1788. 2 Bde.

      Berlin, Vossischen Buchhandlung, 1799-1800. Bound in 2 contemp. hcalf. Spine gilt, titlelabels with gilt lettering. VIII,(4),442;(2),448 pp., 5 engraved plates, partly folded, and 1 large folded engraved map: "Karte von einem Theil der Nordwestlichen Küste von America zu der reise des Capit. George Vancouver in den Jahren 1792...geziechnet von D.F. Sotzmann 1800." Tear to map repaired, no loss. Foldings strenghtend on verso. A few scattered brownspots.. (Magazin von merkwürdigen neuen Reisebeschreibungen, aus dem fremden Sprachen übersetzt und mit erläuternden Anmerkungen begleitet. 16. und 17. Band). Also having the series-titlepages, these with a stamp.. - Not in Sabin

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        A New Chart of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, with the Adjacent Islands

      Laurie & Whittle London: Laurie & Whittle, 1799. unbound. very good. Sea chart. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 13 1/8' x 27 1/8". Beautifully detailed map of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal. Includes rhumb lines, a compass rose, extensive geographical descriptions of the area and five inset maps: "The Harbour of Carmorta or Noncowry", "North Part of Great Andaman on a larger Scale", "South Part of Great Andaman", "The Channel between the Great and Little Andaman Islands..." and "Port Cornwallis". Five topographical cross-sections depict "The Saddle" on Great Andaman, Barren Island and various views of Narcondam. 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 79. 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 Phins. Hunt, Captain Mackay, Captain John Ritchie and Lieutenant Mc. Cluer. With its beautiful and unusual visual approach, this incredibly scarce sea chart is rarely available for sale. Minor overall toning and offsetting. Full original margins.

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        Die Jobsiade. Ein komisches Heldengedicht in drei Theilen von D.C.A.K.

      8 Bl., 192 S.; 8 Bl., 191 S.; 8 Bl., 183 S., 1 S. Anzeigen. Roter Maroquinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Rückenverzierung, dreifacher Deckel- und Stehkantenfiletierung, reicher Innenkantenvergoldung und Ganzgoldschnitt (sign. E[mile] Carayon). Goedeke IV, 2, 638 2b. - Erste vollständige Ausgabe, 1784 erschien der erste Teil. - Die 3 Teile mit den drei Hauptitelbättern und den drei Teil-Titelblättern: Leben, Meinungen und Thaten von Hieronimus Jobs dem Kandidaten, und wie Er sich weiland viel Ruhm erwarb auch endlich als Nachtwächter zu Schildburg starb. Vorn, hinten und in der Mitten geziert, mit schönen Holzschnitten. Eine Historia lustig und fein in neumodischen Knittelverselein. Erster Theil. Zweite verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. - Leben, Meinungen und Thaten von Hieronimus Jobs weiland Kandidaten, Der zwar als Nachtwächter zu Schildburg starb, Doch endlich die Ohnwitzer Pfarre erwarb. Ebenfalls so gut es konnte geschehen, Durchgehends mit Holzschnitten versehen, Zum Theil neu und zum Theil alt, Sauber gemacht und wohlgestalt. Zweiter Theil. - Leben, Meinungen und Thaten von Hieronimus Jobs, Erkandidaten, Ernachtwächter, Ohnwitzer Expfarrherr Und endlich zu Schönhain gar Herr. Abermals mit viel schönen Gebilden: Nachstücken, Porträten, Monumenten und Schilden; Verfertigt von des Autors eigner Hand Nach Poussin, Raphael, Rubens und Rembrand. Dritter Theil. - Illustrationen nach Holzschnitten des Verfassers. - Schönes Exemplar.

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        A View of Hamburgh with the Ladies Walk, &c. Kolor. Aquatinta bei J. Harris. London, 1799. 39 x 55,5 cm. Gerahmt.

      Seltenes Blatt.- Von der Binnenalsteraus gesehen, links etwa vom Alstertor bis zu den heutigen Grossen Bleichen. Die Skyline mit dem Domturm, St. Petri, St. Johannis, dahinter St. Katharinen, weiter rechts Marien Magdalenen und St. Nikolai. Im Vordergrund links waschen 3 Mägde, die Wasser holen und Wäsche waschen.- Im Fußsteg beidseitig des Titels leicht gebräunt.

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        Descriptiones et icones plantarum rariorum hungariae.

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

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