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        The Travels of Antenor in Greece and Asia: from a Greek manuscript found at Herculaneum: including some account of Egypt. Translated from the French of E. F. Lantier. With additional notes by the English Translator

      London: Printed for T.N. Longman and O. Rees, 1799. First English Edition. 8vo. Three volumes. xviii [i.e. xx], 402. viii, 396pp. viii, 409pp, [3]. With final advertisment leaf. Contemporary half red-morocco, gilt, over marbled boards. Lightly rubbed, with bumping to corners and some surface wear to boards. Near contemporary label of bookseller 'C. Smith, 19 Milsom Street, Bath' to FEP of Vol I. From the library of Sir Marcus Somerville (1772-1831), Irish Baronet and M.P. for the County of Meath 1801-1831, with his bookplate to each FEP. Auction records of the past three decades reveal Sir Marcus' predeliction for travel books and morocco bindings, with copies of Dallaway, Edwards and Sonnini with the same provenance all having passed through the London salerooms. This present set, disguised as a work of travel, is the English translation of Etienne Francois de Lantier's novel Voyages d’Antenor en Grèce et Asie, (Paris, 1797-8). The plot features an ancient Greek manuscript travel account, featuring Sapho, Bion and Aristedes and almost the full gamut of classical sites of Greece and Asia Minor, unearthed by a Grand Tourist following eighteenth-century excavations at Herculaneum. ESTC T90076.

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        St. Leon: A Tale Of the Sixteenth century

      In four volumes. London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-row, 1799. R. Noble, Printer, Great Shire-Lane.<BR>4 Vols., 12mo; half-title present in each volume; final blank present in volume three; [A]2, a6, B-I, K-O12, P6, Q4; A2, B-I, K-O12, P6, Q4; A2, B-I, K-N12; A2, B-I, K-P12; pp.[4]+xii+331+[i (blank)]; [iv]+331+[i (blank)]; [iv]+286+[ii]; [iv]+336; original grey paper wrappers, re-backed with buff paper, white paper spine-label, in period style; edges lightly rough-trimmed at time of re-backing; original end-papers preserved. Some wrappers a little chipped and fragile at edges, and a trifle stained; end-papers strengthened at gutters, back free end-paper to volume three lacking, the presence of the original final blank making this less than obvious, front free end-paper to volume four supplied with similar paper; a very little scattered light foxing or staining, two or three small corners turned, small chip to blank upper corner of D12 in volume three, and blank lower corner of M12 in volume four (possibly original paper faults), half-title to volume one repaired at tail of gutter, tear in lower margin of B12 in volume four neatly repaired without tissue, blank lower fore-corner of D10 in volume three restored almost invisibly with matching paper; otherwise, and in general effect, a nice copy. Wolff, 2589: &#147;A fundamental novel for the occult tradition: elixir of life, wandering Jew, etc.&#148;; Bleiler (1948), p.128, listing only the &#145;Bentley Standard Novels&#146; edition of 1831; NCBEL, 2: 1250; CBEL, II, p.655, erroneously stating: &#145;3 vols. 1799; 4 vols. 1800&#146;; Block, p.85 (&#145;4 vols., 1799&#146;); ESTC, T94266; Summers, p.493, giving the printer&#146;s name as &#145;J. Cundee. Ivy-lane, Newgate-street&#146;; this title not in Locke, Rothschild or Tinker. A narrative concerning the tragic pursuit of the philosopher&#146;s stone (the alchemical elixir). The character of Marguerite in this novel is said to be a sketch of Mary Wollstonecraft. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        Politique devoilee de la France vis-a-vis de L'Angleterre : conduite de celle-ci, depuis l'epoque de la conference de Pilnitz jusqu'a la declaration de guerre qui lui a ete faite au mepris de sa neutralite. [Complete in 2 volumes]: . confirmee par lous les documens authentiques, et mise en evidence pour servir de comparaison, avec quelques remarques sur la continuation de la guerre. Par M. Herbert Marsh

      Londres, [s.n.] 1799 - Physical description; 2v. ; 8°. Notes; A translation of 'The history of the politicks of Great Britain and France', itself a translation of Herbert Marsh's 'Historische Uebersicht der Politik Englands und Frankreichs'. The imprint is false, probably printed in France. ESTC citation no.: N12517. Subjects; Great Britain - Foreign relations - France. France - Foreign relations - Great Britain. Europe - Politics and government - 1789-1815. Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the titles blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly cross-ruled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VOYAGE DANS LES PARTIES SUD DE L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE; SAVOIR : LES CAROLINES SEPTENTRIONALE ET MÉRIDIONALE, LA GÉORGIE, LES FLORIDES ORIENTALE ET OCCIDENTALE, LE PAYS DES CHEROKÉES, LE VASTE TERRITOIRE DES MUSCOGULGES OU DE LA CONFÉDÉRATION CREEK, Le Pays Des Chactaws; Contenant Des Détails Sur Le Sol Et Les Productions Naturelles De Ces Contrées, Et Des Observations Sur Les Moeurs Des Sauvages Qui Les Habitent. (Tome Premier)

      Chez Carteret Et Brosson; Dugour Et Durand, Paris 1799 - This is the First French Edition of "TRAVELS THROUGH NORTH & SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, EAST & WEST FLORIDA, THE CHEROKEE COUNTRY, THE EXTENSIVE TERRITORIES OF THE MUSCOGULGES, OR CREEK CONFEDERACY, AND THE COUNTRY OF THE CHACTAWS, Volume I". Blue marbled cover has considerable wear. Front board partially detached. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Complete with frontispiece and 2 folding plates and errata bound in at rear. Antiquated handwritten paragraph in the bottom margin on page 31. There is also a damp stain in the gutter at the bottom of some pages but doesn't extend into the text. Pages otherwise clean, largely free of toning and foxing, and the paper still supple. ; 457 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A New Chart of the Northern Part of the Straits of Malacca, from Acheen to Malacca

      London: Laurie & Whittle, 1799. unbound. very good(+). Sea chart. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 18 7/8" x 27". Beautiful sea chart of the northern portion of the Strait of Malacca. Includes rhumb lines, depths, shoals, a compass rose and a detailed inset, "Plan of Poolo Pinang, now Prince of Wales&#39;s Island, with its straits and harbour...". The coast lines are illustrated with 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..." Maps are based on the 1745 French "Neptune Oriental" by Jean Baptiste Nicolas Denis d&#39;Apres de Mannevillette. The later English editions include various additions. With their beautiful and unusual visual approach, these incredibly scarce sea charts are rarely available for sale. Minor overall offsetting. Stains to top corners and a chip to right margin. Full original margins.

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        Fantasieen auf einer Reise durch Gegenden des Friedens, von E. P. v. B.

      Hannover, Helwing, 1799. - Reisebericht des aus der Grafschaft Ysenburg stammenden Theologen, Pädagogen und Schriftstellers Johann Ludwig Ewald (1748 - 1822) über eine Reise, die Ewald - vermutlich im Frühjahr 1798 - mit einem befreundeten Arzt und dessen Familie durch Norddeutschland, unter anderem durch Hamburg und Lübeck, unternahm. Ewald, von 1781 an als Generalsuperintendent in Lippe-Detmold, später als badischer Kirchenrat in Karlsruhe tätig, machte sich als Bildungsreformer in der Tradition Pestalozzis und Aufklärer einen Namen. Seinen Reisebericht beendete er mit einer Zukunftsvivion, welche das friedliche Zusammenleben der Nationen, die Ächtung von Angriffskriegen und die Aufhebung von Handelsbeschränkungen vorsah. de 1200 Namenszug von alter Hand (Sophie Eleonore Buchwaldt, d. i. Georgine Sophie Louise Eleonora von Buchwaldt, 1806 - 1899) auf Titelblatt-Rückseite. Kleiner Tintenfleck auf Titelblatt; die letzten beiden Seiten mit kleinem Randfleck. Sonst tadelloses Exemplar des in der Original-Ausgabe sonst nicht mehr erhältlichen Werkes, in schönem Handeinband; Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). X S., 2 Bl., 398 S. (Neuer) Roter Halbleinenband (Handeinband) nach historischen Vorbildern mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Buchdeckel in mehrfarbiger Marmorierung und mit Leinenecken. Mit ganzseitiger Kupfer-Illustration als Frontispiz.

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        An essay on electricity, explaining the principles of that useful science; and describing the instruments, Contrived Either to Illustrate the Theory, or Render the Practice Entertaining. Illustrated with six plates. To which is added, a letter to the author, from Mr. John Birch, Surgeon, on the Subject of Medical Electricity. By the late George Adams, Mathematical Instrument maker to his Majesty, &c. The fifth edition, with corrections and additions, by William Jones, Mathematical Instrument Maker

      London: printed by J. Dillon, and Co. for, and sold by, W. and S. Jones, Opticians, Holborn,, 1799. Early Reprint. Paper-Covered Boards. Fine. 8vo: xiv[bound out of sequence],594pp, with six copper-engraved plates. Tall, untrimmed, wide-margined copy, completely unsophisticated, in original drab grey boards, beige paper spine, printed paper label. An exemplary example, binding square and tight; pages, clean fresh and bright. Wheeler Gift 519b. & & & Fifth (and most desirable) Edition of this seminal work on electricity and its applications (first published 1784), with corrections and additions by William Jones. Adams came from a family of makers of scientific instruments and globes, and was Mathematical Instrument-Maker to His Majesty George III. In the 1780s, he began publishing a series of illustrated texts dealing with the physical sciences. Following close on the heels of Essay on Electricity were Essays on the Microscope (1787), Astronomical and Geographical Essays (1789), Geometrical and Graphical Essays (1791), and Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy (5 vols., 1794). The six engraved plates, including a new frontispiece, contain 105 figures, mostly illustrating various experimental instruments constructed by Adams, often at the request of the king in line with his interest in the practical applications of science.

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

      Laurie & Whittle, London 1799 - 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. Sea chart. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 23.75" x 33 7/8".

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

      Cambridge, printed by J. Burges, and sold by J. Deighton (& 4 others), 1799.. 3 works in 1 volume, all by Vince and in the series "The principles of mathematics and natural philosophy". Astronomy: FIRST EDITION 1799, Volume 4 Part II, 8vo, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, numerous diagrams in the text, pages: (2), ii, 341 plus (1) page adverts. Light pale foxing to title page and first few pages, occasionally throughout, occasional small pale mark to margins, a few neat pencil marginalia. Hydrostatics: FIRST EDITION 1796, Volume III Part II, Cambridge, J. Burges, illustrations and diagrams in the text, pages (4), 146, (1) - Errata, followed by 29 page Appendix to Hydrostatics. Very light browning to title page, occasional very light fox spots. Fluxions: FIRST EDITION 1795, Cambridge, J. Burges, Volume II, numerous diagrams in the text, pages: (4), 230, (1) - Corrigenda. Very occasional slight pale foxing, page 159 is duplicated (Prop. XLVII), there are 2 different versions of page 160, (both showing Prop. XLVIII), slightly confusing but nothing is missing. The three parts are bound together in half calf over marbled boards, recently rebacked to style with blind rules, gilt lettered red morocco label. Corners very slightly worn, old endpapers retained, inner paper hinges cracked, binding tight and firm. Very good. From 1796 Samuel Vince (1749-1821) was Plumian Professor of astronomy and experimental philosophy at Cambridge. His lectures were published in four volumes entitled The Principles of Mathematical and Natural Philosophy (1793-99)&#130; his particular subjects being fluxions&#130; hydrostatics and astronomy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        An ESSAY On ELECTRICITY, Explaining the Principles of That Useful Science; and Describing the Instruments, Contrived Either to Illustrate the Theory, or Render the Practice Entertaining. Illustrated with Six Plates. To Which is Added, A Letter to the Author, from Mr. John Birch, Surgeon, on the Subject of Medical Electricity.

      Printed by J. Dillon, and Co. For, and Sold By, W. and S. Jones, Opticians, Holborn., London: 1799 - Folding frontis & 5 folding plates @ rear. Brown period tree calf binding, with later respining with dark tan calf. Red leather title label to spine. 8vo. 5th Edition, with Corrections and Additions, by Williams Jones, Mathematical Instrument Maker. Cf. Ronalds Catalogue, p. 4 & 260; Mottelay, pp 280 - 281. xiv, 594, 14, 2 pp. 14 pp catalogue of 'Optical, Mathematical, and Philosophical Instruments', as well as 2 pp offering of the later George Adams' book stock. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An ESSAY On ELECTRICITY, Explaining the Principles of That Useful Science; and Describing the Instruments, Contrived Either to Illustrate the Theory, or Render the Practice Entertaining. Illustrated with Six Plates. To Which is Added, A Letter to the Author, from Mr. John Birch, Surgeon, on the Subject of Medical Electricity

      Printed by J. Dillon and Co. For and Sold By W. and S. Jones Opticians Holborn. London:: Printed by J. Dillon, and Co. For, and Sold By, W. and S. Jones, Opticians, Holborn.. 1799.. 8vo. 5th Edition, with Corrections and Additions, by Williams Jones, Mathematical Instrument Maker. Cf. Ronalds Catalogue, p. 4 & 260; Mottelay, pp 280 - 281. xiv, 594, 14, 2 pp. 14 pp catalogue of 'Optical, Mathematical, and Philosophical Instruments', as well as 2 pp offering of the later George Adams' book stock.. Brown period tree calf binding, with later respining with dark tan calf. Red leather title label to spine.. VG+ (sq & tight/bpt).. Folding frontis & 5 folding plates @ rear.

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        AN ESSAY UPON THE PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL

      Philadelphia; Printed By J. Gales, And Sold By The Booksellers 1799 - Later Cloth. 12mo. 60 pages. 19 cm. First edition. Singerman 0126. "There is a strong argument in favor of the Indians being converted to Christianity, their being descended from the Jews. " (pg. 16) Also contains repeated references to the missionary activities of the Moravian church. Written by Charles Crawford, an English nobleman who moved to America, he was an early English abolitionist and millenarian. This volume went through an second, enlarged edition 2 years later (in 1801) , which is much more common. The first edition, here, is rare to appear for sale. Subjects: Missions - Early works to 1800. Indians of North America - Missions. Indians of North America - Transpacific influences. Lost tribes of Israel. Indians - Origin. OCLC lists 10 copies. Light soiling to first and last page, otherwise fresh and clean. Great condition. (KH-1-21) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hebrew Made Easy; or, A Short and Plain Introduction to the Sacred Hebrew Language. Compiled in a New Method, with Extracts from the best Hebrew Grammar

      London: Printed by T. Plummer...And sold by all the Booksellers in London..., 1799. FIRST EDITION. 8vo (in 4s), 162 x 90 mms., pp. 192 [193 - 195 Index, 196 - 198 adverts], 8 page list of subscribers at end and also a folding chart, with closed tear, pages 136 and 144 misnumbered 236 and 244 respectively, printer&#39;s imprint also found at foot of pp. 65, 96 and 128, contemporary sheepskin; edges fingered, some occasional foxing, binding a little worn and rubbed, with the bookplate of Yelden Rectory on the front paste-down end-paper, one of many books "Bequeathed by The Reverend E. S. Bunting." Richard Caddick (1741 - 1819) was a Hebrew scholar and of this work, ODNB says, " Caddick published Hebrew Made Easy, a small Hebrew grammar, which is very inaccurate and inconveniently arranged." The title had been used earlier by Joshua Kettilby in 1760. Although the work was published in 1799, other works are included in the list of subscribers "Corrected to January 1, 1805." The list of subscribers includes mostly other clerics, bishops, and reverends, as well as booksellers. ESTC T214833 locates three copies only: BL, University of Wales Lampeter, and TCD; no copies traced in North American libraries.

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        MÉMOIRES historiques sur la campagne du général en chef Brune en Batavie, du 5 fructidor an 7, au 9 frimaire an 8. Rédigés par un officier de son État-Major.

      A Paris, chez Favre, an IX, - in-8, VII-114 pp., demi-basane havane, dos lisse orné de fleurons et de filets dorés (reliure postérieure). Ex-libris Georges Douare. Très rare relation demeurée anonyme sur les opérations de Brune en Hollande du 22 août au 30 novembre 1799. Brune fut nommé par le Directoire commandant en chef de l'Armée de Hollande en octobre 1798 où il remporta les victoires de Bergen et de Castricum. Inconnu à Fierro. Martin et Walter, 9902.

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        Plan de la Ville et de la Rade de Copen-Hague. Gravé par Ambroise Tardieu. Campagne de 1801. *** Kort over byen København og Københavns Red i 1801.

      Kobberstik af Ambroise Tardieu. 23,5 x 37 cm. I en nyere ramme med passepartout fra Brock Rammehåndværk. Rammen måler 38 x 52 cm.. Fra Mathieu Dumas' "Précis des Evénemens Militaires, ou Essais Historique sur les Campagnes de 1799 à 1814". Udgivet i 19 bind i Paris 1817-1826.Grev Mathieu Dumas (1753-1837) var en fransk general og militærhistoriker.Hans ovennævnte værk om felttogene fra 1799 til 1814 forblev en torso : Han nåede kun at behandle perioden frem til 1807 - beskrevet år for år - herefter tvang synssvækkelse, endende i total blindhed, ham til at opgive at fuldføre værket

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        Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Considered in Its Present State of Improvement. Describing in a Familiar and Easy Manner the Principal Phenomena of Nature; and Shewing That They All Co-operate in Displaying the Goodness et al (5 Vol

      London: W. And S. Jones, 1799. First Edition. Leather. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. London: W. And S. Jones, 1799. First Edition. Leather. W. And S. Jones. Adams, George. Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Considered in Its Present State of Improvement. Describing in a Familiar and Easy Manner the Principal Phenomena of Nature; and Shewing That They All Co-operate in Displaying the Goodness, Wisdom and Power of God. In Five Volumes, The Fifth Volume Consisting of the Plates and Index. The Second Edition, with Considerable Corrections and Additions, By William Jones. London: Printed by J. Dillon, and Co. for, and Sold by, W. and S. Jones, Opticians, Holborn, 1799. Five volume set, gilt blocked speckled leather, engraved frontispiece +592 + 576 + 583 + 576 + 47 pages & 43 engraved folding plates. George Adams [Jr.] (1750-1795) was an English instrument maker, optical designer and writer of scientific books. Following in the footsteps of his father, George Adams the mathematical instrument and globe maker to King George III, Adams Jr. not only succeeded his father as instrument maker to the King, but continued and in some ways excelled his fathers work regarding barometers, microscopes, telescopes, orreries and electrical appliances. He also wrote many erudite and informed books regarding science and optics, the five volume 1799 Second expanded edition of the work for which he is perhaps best known now offered for your consideration: Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy. Condition notes: Very good. These 5 octavos, each measuring 8 ½ inches by 5 inches, are bound in gilt blocked speckled leather. Moderate surface and corner wear, the front joint on the fifth volume cracked. Name plate to front paste down of each volume, light fore edge wear to some of the plates. The overall tenor of the text and plates in this 1799 five volume set of Adams&#39; Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy is Very good. (science).

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        Hamburgischer gemeinnütziger Allmanach (bzw. ab 1812:) Gemeinnütziger Almanach auf das Jahr 1799-1829. 31 Almanache.

      Carl Wilh. Meyn bzw. Friedrich Hermann Nestler 1799-1829, Hamburg - 8vo. Mit Holzschn.-Titelvignetten. Titel u. Kalender in Rot u. Schwarz. Je 16 nn. Bl. Brosch., teils mit Umschlag. Lückenlose Reihe der Almanache von 1799 bis 1829. Beiliegend: 1 Almanach ohne Titelbl. - Durchgehend gebräunt, teils stockfleckig, Ecken verknickt. Namensstempel auf einigen Titelbl. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        FRAGMENTS OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF PENNSYLVANIA.

      Philadelphia: Printed for the Author, by Way & Groff, . 1799 - xviii,24pp. Folio. Modern three quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, early plain rear wrapper bound in at back. Bit tanned, few small chips along edges of titlepage. Some light scattered foxing. Overall very good. An important early American natural history monograph, mostly on migratory birds, by the prominent Philadelphia doctor and naturalist. Barton's writings reflect the wide scope of his interests beyond the medical field to such topics as Indian languages, botany, birds, rattlesnakes, and a variety of other natural history subjects. "This work deals predominantly with the migratory birds, arranged according to the dates throughout the year 1791 on which they were first seen in the neighborhood of Philadelphia.Barton also notices and describes the concurrent state of the vegetation" - MacPhail. Although noted as "Part First" on the titlepage, this is all that was published. Printed in a handsome large folio format. EVANS 35159. PRITZEL 436. MEISEL III:361. MacPHAIL, BENJAMIN SMITH BARTON AND WILLIAM PAUL CRILLON BARTON 2.

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        Ristretto di tutti li nati nella Città di Venezia - Ristretto di tutti li morti nella città di Venezia l'Anno 1799. Pietro Fucci Gradenigo Scrivan.

      Venice, n.p. poss. Pinelli, 1799.. Broadside (540 x 400 mm), deckle edge on all four sides; folded. A rare survival, figures of births and deaths in the city of Venice for the year 1799. Printed in double columns, a detailed listing is given of population developments in the city of Venice. Subdivided by 'sestiere' and then parish or hospital, births, both male and female are given, whereas the deaths are grouped in male/female children, and male/female adults. The totals seem to indicate that even in the eighteenth century Venice was struggling with a diminishing population. Not found in any of the bibliographical reference works.

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

      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&#39;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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        Miscellaneous Tracts: The Cause of the Rebellion in Ireland; Biographical Anecdotes of the Founders of the late Irish Rebellion and of other Public Characters; The Speech (at length) of the honourable Henry Grattan in the Irish House of Commons against the Union with Great Britain et al

      J.D. Jordan, 1799 Scarce. Published 1798, 1799, 1800. Combined early political and historical tracts. Contents: The Cause of the Rebellion in Ireland disclosed in an address to the People of England printed for J.S. Jordan, 78 pages. Biographical Anecdotes of the Founders of the late Irish Rebellion and of other Public Characters concerned with that event, John Crenan, Third edition, 1799, 147 pages; The Speech (at length) of the honourable Henry Grattan in the Irish House of Commons against the Union with Great Britain, J. S. Jordan, 1800, 26 pages, Plain facts in five letters to a friend on the present state of Politics, J. S. Jordan, 1798, 105 pages, War proved to be the Real Cause of the Present Scarcity and enormous high price of every article of consumption by Robert W. Waithman, J.D. Jordan, 1800, 80 pages. Professionally restored, leather reback, marbled boards and leather corners, Previous owner&#39;s inscription and bookplate, Content listed in handwriting. Good condition, binding solid, wear on corners and edges.

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        The MATHEMATICAL REPOSITORY. Volume I and II

      London:: W. Glendinning,. 1799 / 1801.. 12mo. 7" x 4-1/4". Volume I - 2nd edition. Volume II - 1st edition. INSCRIBED DEDICATION copy. 2 volumes (420; 466 pp).. Contemporary full tree calf with gilt stamped lettering.. Front joint leather starting though boards solidly attached by the. cords. Vol II spine volume number abraded. Withal, a handsome VG+. set.. Leybourn a mathematician who edited the Mathematical Repository from 1799 to 1835. In 1802 he published A Synopsis of Data for the Construction of Triangles, and in 1817 A Collection of Solutions of the Mathematical Questions proposed in the "Ladies&#39;Diary" from its commencement to 1816. In 1802, he was appointed a teacher of mathematics in the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and after nearly 40 years service, subsequently retired in 1839 on a pension from the office of senior professor of mathematics.& & The set with a compelling provenance, having a presentation inscription to the paste-down of each volume reads "Doctor Maskelyne / with Mr. Leybourn&#39;s Comp.ts", being Nevil Maskelyne (the second volume also contains a printed dedication to Nevil Maskelyne, hence this the DEDICATION COPY), and with the bookplate of his daughter Margaret (1786 - 1858). Nevil Maskelyne was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, who was appointed Astronomer Royal at the Royal Observatory in 1765, a post he held for 46 years. He introduced the determination of longitude by lunar distances into English navigation, and calculated these distances annually. He is also known for devising a method of measuring the mean density of the earth by use of a pendulum. A unique set of mathematical texts which brings together 2 prominent early 19th C mathematicians. . 24 fold-out copper plate engravings, 12 in each volume.

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        The MATHEMATICAL REPOSITORY. Volume I and II

      W. Glendinning London:: W. Glendinning,. 1799 / 1801.. 12mo. 7" x 4-1/4". Volume I - 2nd edition. Volume II - 1st edition. INSCRIBED DEDICATION copy. 2 volumes (420; 466 pp).. Contemporary full tree calf with gilt stamped lettering.. Front joint leather starting though boards solidly attached by the. cords. Vol II spine volume number abraded. Withal, a handsome VG+. set.. Leybourn a mathematician who edited the Mathematical Repository from 1799 to 1835. In 1802 he published A Synopsis of Data for the Construction of Triangles, and in 1817 A Collection of Solutions of the Mathematical Questions proposed in the "Ladies'Diary" from its commencement to 1816. In 1802, he was appointed a teacher of mathematics in the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and after nearly 40 years service, subsequently retired in 1839 on a pension from the office of senior professor of mathematics. The set with a compelling provenance, having a presentation inscription to the paste-down of each volume reads "Doctor Maskelyne / with Mr. Leybourn's Comp.ts", being Nevil Maskelyne (the second volume also contains a printed dedication to Nevil Maskelyne, hence this the DEDICATION COPY), and with the bookplate of his daughter Margaret (1786 - 1858). Nevil Maskelyne was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, who was appointed Astronomer Royal at the Royal Observatory in 1765, a post he held for 46 years. He introduced the determination of longitude by lunar distances into English navigation, and calculated these distances annually. He is also known for devising a method of measuring the mean density of the earth by use of a pendulum. A unique set of mathematical texts which brings together 2 prominent early 19th C mathematicians. . 24 fold-out copper plate engravings, 12 in each volume.

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        Essai sur les causes qui en 1649, amenèrent en Angleterre l'établissement de la république; sur celles qui devaient l'y consolider; sur celles qui l'y firent périr, RELIE AVEC DIFFÉRENTES PIÈCES

      Baudouin, imprimeur du corps législatif et de l'Institut national, Paris 1799 - In-8° relié demi-veau de l'époque, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, pièce de titre de chagrin vert gravé, 132 pp. Martin & Walter 4563; Robert & Cougny, Dictionnaire des Parlementaires Français, p. 425-426. Original edition. A work on the 1648 English revolution, the Tudors and Stuarts, Cromwell, presbytarians, the establishment of the republic, its consolidation and its decline. According to Robert & Cougny, the work caused 'beaucoup de bruit" and was intended to provoke a comparison between the English revolution and the French revolution, in which Boulay played an important role as one of the leaders of the moderate party. He occupied a seat in the Council of Five Hundred as well as a number of other positions, was exiled on the accusation of having conspired for the return of Bonaparte and lived in Germany upto 1820. - - - RELIE AVEC : CALONNE (Charles-Alexandre de)] : Tableau de l'Europe en novembre 1795, et pensées sur ce qu'on a fait, et qu'on auroit pas dû faire. À Londres, chez J. de Boffe, s.d., (1795), 1795. 143 pp. Édition originale. Ouvrage attribué tantôt à Charles-Alexandre de Calonne, ancien ministre de Louis XVI et animateur de la contre-révolution, tantôt à Joseph de Calonne, son frère, abbé émigré à Londres et dirigeant une fabrique de faux assignats. L'abbé de Calonne était à Londres à cette époque et collaborait au Courrier de Londres. Or, nous dit Barbier, c'est ouvrage est constitué d'articles publiés dans ce même journal (il écrit Courrier de l'Europe, erreur ou lapsus ?). Néanmoins, l'abbé de Calonne ne semble jamais avoir rien publié. Charles-Alexandre de Calonne vivait également à Londres et avait déjà un parcourt politique très riche et de nombreux écrits à son actif. L'ouvrage fut réimprimé en 1796 ce qui suppose que l'ouvrage eut un certain succès. La balance penche, à notre avis, vers ce dernier, écrivain politique et talentueux polémiste dont on peut reconnaître le style dans cet ouvrage. C'est sur les idées elles-mêmes que l'on peut à coup sûr lui attribuer l'ouvrage. Au centre de sa pensée, il y a l'idée que la Révolution était un danger non seulement pour la France elle-même mais pour l'Europe entière. Son engagement aux côtés des princes le ruina. Calonne revient sur l'échec militaire des puissances alliées et montre une certaine amertume devant la désertion des têtes couronnées (p. 21). Pour lui, les événements récents ne changent rien à la donne politique de l'Europe ; tant qu'il n'y aura pas de gouvernement stable en France ? et la constitution est ennemie de la stabilité ?, la paix n'est pas possible. Calonne dénonce quatre facteurs de troubles : le mécontement général, l'inquiétude sur les propriétés, la perplexité sur les finances publiques, le sentiment religieux. La conclusion est que seule une monarchie tempérée peut convenir à la France, un pouvoir royal encadré par les lois. Autant dire, que du côté des princes, les idées de l'ancien serviteur de la monarchie furent accueillies froidement. Barbier, IV, 631-632. Monglond, III, 629. Martin & Walter, 5835. - - - MATHIEU DUMAS : Des résultats de la dernière campagne (Paris, chez Du Pont, rue de la loi, 1797), 53 pp. Mathieu Dumas (1753-1837) entama sa carrière sous l'Ancien Régime, servit comme Aide de camp de Rochambeau dans la guerre d'Indépendance des Etats-Unis puis comme Aide de camp de La Fayette au début de la Révolution. Elu député de Seine-et-Oise à la Législative, de tendance modérée, Dumas dut se cacher après le 10 août et gagner la Suisse pour ne revenir qu'une fois la Terreur passée. A nouveau proscrit après le 18 fructidor, il se rallia à Bonaparte. - - - Lettres du Comte d'Antraigues a M. de L.C. sur l'état de la France, 18 p. - - - THOMAS PAINE : Décadence et chute du système de finances de l'Angleterre (Paris, Cercle Social, XII-50 (1) Paris, 1796 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire universel de la Geographie commerçante,

      Paris: Printed by Testu for Blanchon,, [1799-1800]. Contenant tout ce qui a raport à la situation et à l'étendue de chaque Etat commerçant; aux productions de l'Agriculture, et au commerce qui s'en fait; aux Manufactures, Pêches, Mines, et au commerce qui se fait de leurs produits; aux Lois, Usages, tribunaux et administrations du commerce; au Roulage, à la Navigation; aux Banques, Compagnies de commerce, Poids, Mesures et Monnaies; au Commerce d'exportation et d'importation, au Change, à la Balance du Commerce, aux Colonies, etc. 5 volumes bound in 6, Quarto (257 x 202 mm). Contemporary tree calf, covers with a gilt roll border, spines decorated gilt in compartments, with red and green labels. With three folding tables and numerous statistical tables within the text. Joints rubbed and cracked in places, some surface wear and worm damage to covers and corners, minor chipping to some spine ends. Evidence of marginal dampstaining to the final hundred pages of volume two and the first hundred pages of volume three. Withal a very good set. First edition of this monumental work, "an important link in the long chain of economic or semi-economic dictionaries" (Schumpeter), which was originally projected by Peuchet's friend, the Abbé Andre Morellet. In 1769 Morellet published his Prospectus d'un nouveau dictionnaire de commerce, containing a 34-page supplement, the catalogue of Morellet's own library, which "has generally been considered the first bibliography of economic literature" (Carpenter, An Exploration in bibliographies of economics, p. 2). Morellet's planned dictionary never appeared, but Peuchet made substantial use of his notes, and thus this work may be considered a joint venture with Morellet. McCulloch notes that "there can be no doubt, had the projected Dictionary made its appearance, that it would have been infinitely superior to that of Savary, or any other that had then been published. Morellet continued to occupy himself with this gigantic enterprise down to the Revolution, when he was compelled finally to abandon it" (The Literature of political economy, p. 62). McCulloch was clearly unaware of Peuchet's Dictionnaire, since neither his Literature, nor his own library catalogue makes mention of it.

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        Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa Performed Under the Direction and Patronage of the African Association in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797. with Appendix

      London: W. Bulmer and Co , 1799. Collation, xxviii+372pp+ appendix, xciipp, 3 folding maps, 5 plates. Bound in full calf, rebacked retaining original boards, with raised bands, leather title labels. Calf light rubbed on edges of boards. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, smaller map torn along folds without loss, large map has a been repaired, some light spotting, contemporary or early signature on top margin of title page. Pages and illustrations in good condition. A nice copy in a good solid binding. A14. Second Edition. Very Good. Quarto.

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        The MATHEMATICAL REPOSITORY. Volume I and II

      London:: W. Glendinning,. 1799 / 1801.. 12mo. 7" x 4-1/4". Volume I - 2nd edition. Volume II - 1st edition. INSCRIBED DEDICATION copy. 2 volumes (420; 466 pp).. Contemporary full tree calf with gilt stamped lettering.. Front joint leather starting though boards solidly attached by the. cords. Vol II spine volume number abraded. Withal, a handsome VG+. set.. Leybourn a mathematician who edited the Mathematical Repository from 1799 to 1835. In 1802 he published A Synopsis of Data for the Construction of Triangles, and in 1817 A Collection of Solutions of the Mathematical Questions proposed in the "Ladies&#39;Diary" from its commencement to 1816. In 1802, he was appointed a teacher of mathematics in the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and after nearly 40 years service, subsequently retired in 1839 on a pension from the office of senior professor of mathematics. The set with a compelling provenance, having a presentation inscription to the paste-down of each volume reads "Doctor Maskelyne / with Mr. Leybourn&#39;s Comp.ts", being Nevil Maskelyne (the second volume also contains a printed dedication to Nevil Maskelyne, hence this the DEDICATION COPY), and with the bookplate of his daughter Margaret (1786 - 1858). Nevil Maskelyne was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, who was appointed Astronomer Royal at the Royal Observatory in 1765, a post he held for 46 years. He introduced the determination of longitude by lunar distances into English navigation, and calculated these distances annually. He is also known for devising a method of measuring the mean density of the earth by use of a pendulum. A unique set of mathematical texts which brings together 2 prominent early 19th C mathematicians. . 24 fold-out copper plate engravings, 12 in each volume.

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        AN ESSAY UPON THE PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL

      Philadelphia; Printed By J. Gales, And Sold By The Booksellers. 1799. Later Cloth. 12mo. 60 pages. 19 cm. First edition. Singerman 0126. &#147;There is a strong argument in favor of the Indians being converted to Christianity, their being descended from the Jews. &#148; (pg. 16) Also contains repeated references to the missionary activities of the Moravian church. Written by Charles Crawford, an English nobleman who moved to America, he was an early English abolitionist and millenarian. This volume went through an second, enlarged edition 2 years later (in 1801) , which is much more common. The first edition, here, is rare to appear for sale. Subjects: Missions - Early works to 1800. Indians of North America - Missions. Indians of North America - Transpacific influences. Lost tribes of Israel. Indians - Origin. OCLC lists 10 copies. Light soiling to first and last page, otherwise fresh and clean. Great condition. (KH-1-21) .

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        Termini Botanici. Iconibus illustrati oder Botanische Kunstsprache durch Abbildungen erläutert. Mit einer Vorrede versehen von D. Carl Ludwig Willdenow

      Berlin: Oehmigke. 1799. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. c.1799. 4to. 45 colored plates + colored title page. 90pp. text. Issued in parts between 1799 and 1807; eventually totalling 69 plates - this volume is the 1799 !st volume only. In early 20th c. 1/2 leather, joints and spine worn, interior Very Good - Fine.

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        A Brief History of Epidemic and Pestilential Diseases; with the Principal Phenomena of the Physical World... Volume II

      Hartford: Printed by Hudson & Goodwin, 1799. VOLUME TWO ONLY: [4], 352 p.; 22 cm. Title continues: Which Precede and Accompany Them, and Observations Deduced from the Facts Stated. Volume 2 considers "the relationships of all the phenomena related to epidemic diseases as well as presenting [Webster's] views on contagion, infection, and the role of preventive medicine in pestilential diseases." Errata, p. [4]. An 1816 owner signature. Evans 36687; Sabin 102341; Austin 2023; Yale Cushing W92. Bound in contemporary full leather; very good. Stock#OB799.

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        The Naturalist&#146;s and Traveller&#146;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&#146;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&#146;s son is a nice example of their long friendship.

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        Indenlandske Rejse igiennem de betydeligste og skjønneste Egne af de danske Provindser.

      Med Hensyn tildeels paa oeconom. og statistiske Gjenstande i Aarene 1799, 1800-1801. (3. del: ... i Aarene 1799-1804). Kbhvn. 1803 - Odense 1806. X + 157; [4] + 172 + [1]; 382 + [1] s. Indbundet i 2 ikke conforme halvlæderbind med guldtryk på rygge. 3. del svagt brunplettet, navn bortklippet foroven på forsatspapir.. Meget sjælden især med 3. del. "..giver et anskueligt billede af Danmark og hertugdømmerne på et meget vigtigt overgangsstadium i dets historie og rummer en fylde af folkloristiske og kulturhistoriske iagttagelser, som man forgæves vil søge andetsteds" (Bjørn Kornerup). Bibl. Danica II,1010

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        Travels Through The States Of North America, And The Provinces Of Upper And Lower Canada, During The Years 1795, 1796, And 1797

      London: Printed For John Stockdale, 1799., 1799. 4to. pp. xxiv, 464. 5 engraved maps & plans (1 folding & partially coloured in outline) & 11 engraved plates (incl. frontis.). complete with the rare erratum slip relating to one of the plates, mounted at foot of plate list. contemporary mottled calf, rebacked (some foxing to plates & neighbouring leaves). First Edition of one of the most popular American travel narratives. Weld came to North America with the hope of finding more cheerful prospects than those offered by war-torn Europe, but after two years he left "without a sigh, and without entertaining the slightest wish to revisit it." Story notes that "his account of Canada (letters 21-25) is a clear and sustained description of an area and a way of life that pleased him more than had the United States." The plates are engraved after original sketches by the author. Clark II 132. Gagnon I 3701. Howes W-235. Lande 890. JCB II 4062. Sabin 192541. TPL 708. Vlach 754. Story p. 103. Winsor V p. 284 & VIII pp. 174 & 491.. 1st Edition.

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        A New Chart of the Java Sea, within the Isles of Sunda; with its Straits, and the Adjacent Seas

      London: Laurie & Whittle, 1799. unbound. very good. Sea chart. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 23 1/8" x 34". Stunning chart of the Java Sea including part of Sumatra, Java, Bali and the southern coast Borneo. Includes rhumb lines, depths and shoals, the paths of previous explorations, a compass rose and an inset, "The East Side of Isle Lubeck, with the Osterly Shoals". The coast lines are further illustrated with ten topographical cross sections. A note taken from "New York&#39;s Commercial Advertiser, June 15, 1799" based on the logbook of the lost Ontario, describes sailing hazards. 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 38). Maps are based on the 1745 French "Neptune Oriental" by Jean Baptiste Nicolas Denis d&#39;Apres de Mannevillette. The later English editions include various additions. With its beautiful and unusual visual approach, this incredibly scarce sea chart is rarely available for sale. Minor overall toning and offsetting. Tear to lower right corner. Full original margins.

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        COLLECTIONS FOR THE HISTORY OF WORCESTERSHIRE

      Published by John White, 1799. Hardback. Good. Good condition with no wrapper. Second edition with additions. Two volumes. Very large format. 18 x 11 inches. Full brown leather, gilt titles and decorations. Marbled endpapers and edges. Plates and pedigrees checked against book index and Upcott page 1330. Variations: Vol II - the book index calls for Kyre plate. This is a repeat of the one in Vol I (Upcott) but is not duplicated. Vol I has b/w frontis not in book index or Upcott. Vol I has illustrated title page with Bevere Elm (not listed) as well as Bevereye (listed). Vol I: 39 b/w plates + frontis + large folding map + text illustrations. Vol II: Illustrated title page + 37 b/w plates + plan of Worcester as frontis + text illustrations. Vol I: xcii + 609 pages + 1 page list of plates and pedigrees. Vol II: 484 + clxviii + dedication page to Lord Sandys + 13 pages Domesday facsimile + 104 pages. Rebacked with modern leather spine. Gilt decorations to spines. Red and black leather title labels with gilt titles to spines. Last two pages of Vol II detached else contents very clean and bright. A handsome set. [S]

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        Practical Observations on the Cure of Wounds and Ulcers on the Legs, without Rest; illustrated with Cases.

      Printed by W. Smith for T.Cadell and W. Davies., London. 1799 - 8vo. xvi, [1] 352 pp. 1 plate. contemporary half calf, gilt ruled spine, leather title label, marbled boards. red sprinkled foredges. lower front board leather wear otherwise this is a Fine Copy. Book-plate Augustus Elliott Tabuteau. Scarce title. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tiger & Crocodile

      London: published by James Daniell & Co., June 24, 1799. Etching by Charles Turner. 20 x 24 3/4 inches. 20 x 27 1/2 inches. A very fine proof impression of the extremely rare first state in etching only, before the addition of any tonal work. This rare print, on Whatman wove paper (watermarked date: 1794) was taken before the plate was cut down to edge of the image, with artist and engraver&#39;s names and publication line engraved below the image. The date of publication (June 24th) precedes the final publication date by some months: the final state plate was dated December 7th 1799. The present image is one of a linked group of prints that Northcote arranged to have engraved by Samuel Reynolds, James Murphy and Charles Turner (1774-1857). Northcote explored the theme of fierce confrontations in nature throughout the 1790&#39;s. There is nothing quite like it in Western Art: this moment in which a life threatening adversary is suddenly recognized and the instinctual mind mobilizes. It is a split second before the fury erupts. The opponents are poised, completely concentrated and ready. In 1789 Turner was apprenticed to John Jones in London, where from 1795 he studied at the Royal Academy Schools. He began publishing his prints in 1796 and also worked in mezzotint, and occasionally in stipple and aquatint for a variety of publishers, mostly in London but also in Scotland and elsewhere. He was a skilful engraver who could adapt his style to reflect that of the painter; he was also hardworking, reliable and enterprising. The majority of his plates are after contemporary painters and he was the outstanding mezzotint-engraver in England between 1800 and 1840, and sent drawings and prints to the exhibitions of the Royal Academy throughout his career. Cf. D.Snelgrove The Paul Mellon collection: British Sporting and Animal prints 1658-1874 p. 127; cf. A. Whitman Charles Turner (1907) no.802

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        DICTIONNAIRE UNIVERSEL DE GÉOGRAPHIE COMMERÇANTE,

      - Contenant tout ce qui a rapport à la situation et à l'étendue de chaque Etat commerçant, aux productions de l'agriculture et au commerce qui s'en fait aux manufactures, pêches, mines, et au commerce qui se fait de leurs produits, aux lois, usages, tribunaux et administrations de commerce, etc. A Paris chez Blanchon 1799-1800 5 vol. In-4.º Encadernações da época e cantos e lombadas em pele. Exemplar com leve pico de traça marginal no 5 volume. Location/localizacao: 1-A1-A-8

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        An ESSAY On ELECTRICITY, Explaining the Principles of That Useful Science; and Describing the Instruments, Contrived Either to Illustrate the Theory, or Render the Practice Entertaining. Illustrated with Six Plates. To Which is Added, A Letter to the Author, from Mr. John Birch, Surgeon, on the Subject of Medical Electricity

      London:: Printed by J. Dillon, and Co. For, and Sold By, W. and S. Jones, Opticians, Holborn.. 1799.. 8vo. 5th Edition, with Corrections and Additions, by Williams Jones, Mathematical Instrument Maker. Cf. Ronalds Catalogue, p. 4 & 260; Mottelay, pp 280 - 281. xiv, 594, 14, 2 pp. 14 pp catalogue of &#39;Optical, Mathematical, and Philosophical Instruments&#39;, as well as 2 pp offering of the later George Adams&#39; book stock.. Brown period tree calf binding, with later respining with dark tan calf. Red leather title label to spine.. VG+ (sq & tight/bpt).. Folding frontis & 5 folding plates @ rear.

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        CHRONOLOGICAL TABLES OF ENGLISH HISTORY FOR THE INSTRUCTION OF YOUTH

      London: Wallis, 1799. Wooden cut jigsaw, the same puzzle as the first 1788 edition, reissued and hand-colored. 32 portraits of the monarchs from William I to George II, engraved. Banners surrounding each portrait give dates of birth and death and length of reign, while remarkable events and eminent persons are listed below. The pieces have been cut, with a few small pieces missing, most notably &#147;the&#148; in the title line. The few other missing pieces (1/4 inch) do not affect portraits or text. Measures 16 by 22 inches. Matted and framed. (Hannas p.94).

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        La Rigenerazione Dell&#39; Olanda Specchio a Tutti i Popoli Rigenerati

      Venice: Appresso Giovanni di Antonio Zatta librajo all&#39;insegna of Providence in Frezzaria, 1799. Very Good. Bookplate of prior owner and also a signature of another owner on inside front cover. VERY GOOD condition (wear to corners and edges, some soiling). VERY RARE collection of political caricatures with French and Italian language.

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        A new history of Gloucestershire Comprising the topography, antiquities, curiosities, produce, trade, and manufactures of that county; descriptions of the principal seats; descent of the manors; genealogies of families, with their arms, Monumental Etc,

      Cirencester: Samuel Rudder, 1799. Collation, x+855+lxviii pages, 5 engraved plates of 16, list of plates, Map of Gloucestershire. Plan of the Home Park at Cirencester. Plan of Oakley Great Park. Sudley Castle. An east and west section of Pen Park Hole. Bound in half calf, calf corners, marbel boards, raised bands, gilt and blind tooling, red leather title label. Calf rubbed on edges/corners, both hinge joints split, boards still resonably firmly attached. Binding in good condition. Internally, no loose pages, no writing or marking. Pages and illustrations in good clean condition throughout. A good clean copy of a rare book.A52. First Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        A System Of Familiar Philosophy: In Twelve Lectures; Being The Course Usually Read By Mr. A. Walker Containing The Elements And The Practical Uses To Be Drawn From The Chemical Properties Of Matter: The Principles and Application Of Mechanics; Of Hydrostatics; Of Hydraulics; Of Pneumatics; Of Magnetism; Of Electricity; Of Optics; And Of Astronomy. Including Every Material Modern Discovery And Improvement To The Present Time

      London: Printed for the Author, 1799. First edition. leather_bound. Modern full brown calf. Very good. /No Dust Jacket. 571 pages. 27 x 21 cm. Illustrated by forty-seven copper-engraved fold-out plates. "Walker traveled as a lecturer in natural philosophy, and after visiting most of the great town of Great Britain and Ireland, he met Joseph Priestley who induced him to lecture in the Haymarket in 1778." [see: DNB, p.2173]. His mechanical inventions included engines for raising water, carriages powered by wind or steam, a road mill, a machine for watering land, and a dibbling plough. With half title, List of Subsribers and Extensive Indes. Book label, fore-edges of some plates embrowned with slight loss, half centimeter chip spine head toward back cover.

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        THE SWALLOW: A Fiction. Interspersed with Poetry.

      xviii, [2], 157, [1 blank], [1 Note], [1 blank] pages. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece dated December 16 1799. Recently re-backed in green vellum to match original, over original marbled boards. 14.0 x 9.3cms. First edition. Inscriptions to front pastedown and front endpaper; edges of boards slightly worn; else an excellent copy. Roscoe J210. Osborne p.272; Gumuchian 3499.

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        Politique devoilee de la France vis-a-vis de L&#39;Angleterre : conduite de celle-ci, depuis l&#39;epoque de la conference de Pilnitz jusqu&#39;a la declaration de guerre qui lui a ete faite au mepris de sa neutralite... [Complete in 2 volumes] ... confirmee par lous les documens authentiques, et mise en evidence pour servir de comparaison, avec quelques remarques sur la continuation de la guerre. Par M. Herbert Marsh

      Londres, [s.n.], 1799. 1st Edition. Physical description; 2v. ; 8°. Notes; A translation of &#39;The history of the politicks of Great Britain and France&#39;, itself a translation of Herbert Marsh&#39;s &#39;Historische Uebersicht der Politik Englands und Frankreichs&#39;. The imprint is false, probably printed in France. ESTC citation no.: N12517. Subjects; Great Britain - Foreign relations - France. France - Foreign relations - Great Britain. Europe - Politics and government - 1789-1815. Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the titles blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly cross-ruled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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