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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Moreau"), to General Grenier, sending a report from his chief of staff, Grouchy, who fears an attack; the threat to the citadel of Turin; the need to hasten troop movements, etc

      [Italy], "an 7 de la rEpublique" [1799]. 4to. One page, closely written, on letterhead of "ArmEe d'Italie". Very good. Chandler, DICTIONARY OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS, (1979) . Jean-Victor Moreau (1763-1813), after demonstrating success in the field as Commander of the Army of the Rhine, was given command of the Army of Italy in 1799, with Grouchy - mentioned in the letter - as his chief of staff. "I am sending you herewith a report from Grouchy. You will see that he fears an attack. It would seem possible, if the citadel of Turin really did fall; but that seems highly unlikely unless the enemy bought it. It is rather strange that the enemy, who has eagerly broadcast the news of this capture, has not mentioned the business of Plaisance -" Moreau's initial loyalty to NapolEon gave way to a rivalry which eventually undid him: "He became involved in royalist intrigue, was imprisoned, and then exiled after the institution of the Empire. From 1804 to 1813 he lived in the United States at Morrisville [Penn.] on the Delaware River, but was induced to return to Europe by representatives of Tsar Alexander - [and] was mortally wounded at his side at the Battle of Dresden - A brilliant soldier, his political acumen was poor" (Chandler, p. 290)

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        Biographia Medica Historical and Critical Memoirs 1799

      Cover. Printed For J. Johnson, London (1799)|~||~||~| -1 jacket Medicinebiographia Medica; (2 Volumes, "Matching Set" Volume 2 Original Binding Good Solid Condition, Contents Are In "Fine" Condition, "Every Page" Volume 1 Late 19Th Century Rebind, Good Solid Condition, Contents Very Good, Some Of The First Pages 30 Or So Have Minor Yellowing The Rest Of The Pages Are Bright And In Fine Condition. ) Or, Historical And Critical Memoirs Of The Lives And Writings Of The Most Eminent Medical Characters With A Catalogue Of Book Description London: J Johnson. G: In Good Condition Without Dust Jacket As Issued. Ex Royal College Of Surgeons Library. 1799. First Edition. Xiv, 510Pp; 546Pp: 220Mm X 130Mm (9" X 5"). Book Details Biographia Medica; Or, Historical And Critical Memoirs Of The Lives And Writings Of The Most Eminent Medical Characters That Have Existed From The Earliest Account Of Tome To The Present Period...2 Volume Set By Hutchinson, Benjamin Title: Biographia Medica; Or, Historical And Critical Memoirs Of The Lives And Writings Of The Most Eminent Medical Characters That Have Existed From The Earliest Account Of Tome To The Present Period...2 Volume Set Author: Hutchinson, Benjamin 2 Volumes, 8Vo, Pp. Vii, (Viii), 510; 1 Leaf, Pp. 546. Printed On Light Blue Paper. First Edition. G&M 6707. The First General Dictionary Of Medical Biography In English. John Aikin? S Pioneer Work Of 1780 Covered Only British Physicians.         

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        Irish Agricultural Magazine containing Original Essays and Communications by a Series of Correspondence from Several Experienced Farmers in Ireland together with A Number of Useful and Valuable Papers Selected from the Best Writers on Practical Husbandry, with Plates...1799

      Dublin: Bates. 1799. Hardcover. Very Good. 1799 printing, 8vo,original polished dark brown calf boards, recent leather spine with raised bands, gilt ruled and lettered, recent endpapers using old laid paper, 386 + 96 pp., with 14 of 15 plates, two of which are folding plates, for the first volume (lacking plate of feeding stalls for sheep at p. 308) and folding chart plus two map plates in second part. VG clean copy with minor wear to one plate, some plates closely trimmed. Very rare indeed.

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

      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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        The Works of Laurence Sterne

      Edinburgh: Mundell & Son, 1799. Works of Sterne complete in eight volumes, including The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy; A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, and Continuation; Sermons; Letters; The Fragment; The Koran; History of a Good Warm Watch-Coat; with a life of the author by himself. (Note that 'The Koran' is a novel having nothing to do with the sacred writings of Islam, though Sterne acknowledges he has borrowed the title). Hardcover. Full green ribbed leather, gilt titling & decoration. Good, general wear & rubbing, corners lightly bumped; armorial bookplate of William Edward Kelly in each volume; some foxing. Text clean; xvii, blank, 284; i, blank, 278; i, blank, 205; i, blank, 280; ix, blank, 260; ix, blank, 272; xvii, blank, 224; vi, 216 pages. Kelly was a scion of the O'Kelly clan of the kingdom of Ui Maine in Connacht, Ireland; back in the day.. Later Edition. Full Leather. Good. 4½" by 7¼". Set.

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        TRAVELS THROUGH The STATES Of NORTH AMERICA, And The PROVINCES Of UPPER And LOWER CANADA, During the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797. Illustrated and Embellished with Sixteen Plates

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

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        The Woodman at Labor; The Woodman's Repast

      London: G. Frailing at Mr. Murphy's, 1 December 1799 and 11 December 1799. Mezzotints, printed in colours and finished by hand, by G. Frailing, after Barney (the first title) and Turner (the second). 18 3/4 x 15 7/8 inches approx. 21 1/2 x 17 1/8 inches and 21 3/4 x 17 1/2 inches. A fine pair of images of the rural life of a wood-cutter and his family. Charles Turner is known chiefly as a mezzotint engraver: an area in which he gained a well-deserved reputation for excellence. His best known work in this field was for J.M.W. Turner's 'Liber Studiorum'. The present print supports the assertion that he 'was a [also] good original draughtsman... [He] engraved from his own drawings portraits of J. M. W. Turner, Michael Faraday, William Kitchiner, Joseph Constantine Carpue the surgeon, and John Jackson the pugilist' (DNB). Joseph Barney came to London at sixteen and 'studied under Zucchi and Angelica Kauffmann. He gained a premium at the Society of Arts in 1774, and whilst quite young was appointed drawing master at the Royal Military Academy. He held this post for twenty-seven years. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1786. He dealt at first with classical, and afterwards with religious subjects; later he painted domestic life, and... finally... flower painting in the service of the prince regent' (DNB)

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

      Berlin, Nicolai 1799. 20 cm. 266 Seiten Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit mit Rsch. - Goed. IV/I, 503, 36 - Borst 842 - Adickes 1693 - Spieckermann 197 - Erstausgabe seiner Verteidigungsschrift gegen Kants Schrift "Über die Buchmackerey. Zwey Briefe an Herrn Friedrich Nicolai". Einband etwas fleckig und bestoßen, stellenweise stockfleckig, bis S. 53 Bleistiftanstreichungen. auf dem Vorsatz Exlibris Heinrich Rickert (Philosoph, 1863 - 1936), Buchhändlerschildchen M. Hauptvogel und Alfred Lorenz -

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        A Collection of Plays Performed at the Theatre Royal, Durury Lane, Covent Garden Between 1791 and 1799

      d 1799, 1791 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of uniformly boundtheatrical works all written as they were performed at the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane, Covent Garden. Regulated from the prompt books by permission of the managers, boasting a range of genres such as comedies, tragedies and comic opera's. Performed over the 1790's, many of the performances would have been performed in the larger 'new' Drury Lane. The theatre was in need of updating by the end of the 18th century, and was demolished in 1791. The third theatre was designed by Henry Holland and opened on 12 March 1794. Plays such as The Recruiting Officer by George Farquhar and Theodosius, or The Force of Love by Nathaniel Lee would have been performed at the temporary King's Theatre, in the Haymarket. Featuring a frontispiece and engraved title page to each play. Frequent playwrights include Beaumount and Fletcher, Isaac Bickerstaff, N. Rowe and Colley Cibber who was one of the directors of the 'new' larger theatre. Includes a copy of The Beggars Opera By John Gay, and A School for Wives adapted by Hugh Kelly. Condition: In speckled calf bindings. Externally,rather rubbed with shelfwear to the head and tail of spines and extremities. Many spines are cracked, with strained hinges and joints. Six of the volumes have boards held by the cords only, andseven have detached boards. Internally, generally firmly bound although The Country Lasses haslast leaves absent. The Morning Bride, Oroonoko, The West Indian and King Charles I has some marginal tide marks. Pages are generally bright with light scatteredspotting. Armorial bookplate to the front pastedownof each volume. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Les veillées du Tasse. Manuscrit inédit, mis au jour par Compagnoni, et traduit de l'Italien par J[ean]-F[rançois] Mimaut.

      Paris, Crapelet für Maradan, an 8 [= 1799]. - LVIII, (2), 221, (1) SS. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. graublauem Rückenschildchen und Rückenvergoldung. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe der Tasso zugeschriebenen "Veglie", herausgegeben von Giuseppe Compagnoni (1754-1833), der von Melzi als eigentlicher Verfasser bezeichnet wird. Die Handschrift, so schreibt er im Vorwort, sei 1794 in Ferrara in den Trümmern eines alten Gebäudes entdeckt worden. Das italienische Original erschient hier im zweisprachigen Druck mit Mimauts französischer Übertragung auf der gegenüberliegenden Seite. Noch vor dem Text steht eine "Notice sur la vie du Tasse", laut Vorwort des Übersetzers verfaßt von "un littérateur estimable". Erst vier Jahre später sollte eine Edition in Italien erscheinen (Mailand, 1803); 1804 erschien - wiederum zweisprachig in Paris - eine illustrierte Ausgabe. - Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen; gegen Ende stellenweise unbedeutender Wasserrand, sonst sauberes, wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Selten; seit 1950 kein Exemplar im Handel nachgewiesen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Resa omkring Jorden af Herr de la Perouse

      Stockholm,: Johan Pfeiffer,, 1799.. Small octavo; a few light spots but a very good copy in attractive contemporary Scandinavian half calf. Rare Swedish edition of the voyage of La PÈrouse, whose fame was so widespread that there was a ready market for accounts of his voyage across Europe and beyond. Within four years of the publication of the official French edition in 1797, translations appeared in London, Edinburgh, Paris, Stockholm, Leipzig, Berlin, Copenhagen, Haarlem, St. Petersburg, Boston, and Amsterdam.This Swedish version was prepared by Samuel ÷dmann from the octavo French edition. He also provides a preface. Not in the catalogue of the Hill collection; Ferguson knew the book only from copies in the Mitchell Library and the Kroepelien Collection, Oslo.Allen, p. 6; Ferguson, 290; Kroepelien, 850; Marcel, 82; McLaren, 14; Wickersham, 6612.

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        A Missionary Voyage to the Southern Pacific Ocean

      London,: T. Chapman, by T. Gillet, 1799.. Quarto, 13 maps and plates; tear to one fold of the largest map, some offsetting and marking especially to plates and a few spots as common for this issue, marginal repairs to title-page; a good copy attractively bound in mottled calf antique, spine label. An attractive copy of the Chapman edition of the Duff voyage. This is the second edition of this account, published the same year as the Gosnell edition: both editions were set up by the same printer, but were distinct (the two works, for example, have different lists of subscribers). A preliminary census would suggest that this is the scarcer of the two contemporary editions.This is the full official account of the first missionary voyage to the South Pacific. The Duff set out for Tahiti in 1796, but visited many island groups, including particularly Tonga and the Marquesas. A new group of islands, the "Duff Group", was discovered among the Santa Cruz Islands. The maps here include a large chart of the Fiji Islands as well as charts of Tongataboo, the Gambier Islands, the Marquesas, Tahiti and the Duff Group; the plates include an engraved view of Rio de Janeiro.Wilson is identified as the author of the main body of the work in the Advertisement, which explains that he put it together from the captain's papers as well as his own, and from the missionaries' reports. The Hill catalogue notes that 'the long "preliminary discourse" was anonymously written by Samuel Greatheed, using the then-unpublished narrative of James Morrison, one of the pardoned Bounty mutineers. Morrison's manuscript was also the source for the extensive appendix on Tahiti. Indeed, William Wilson and James Morrison may be called co-authors of this book...'.According to the map expert Dorothy F. Prescott, 'the Wilson book contained a map that actually used the words "Greater Australia" - taking in Captain Cook's map of the south and east coasts of Van Diemens Land... this map would have influenced Matthew Flinders...'. Flinders is traditionally said to have been the first to use the term "Australia" in a voyage context: the Duff account appeared about fifteen years earlier.There is much of Australian interest in the account of the voyage including a mention of escaped Botany Bay convicts, and the flight of several missionaries from Tonga, where three were killed, to Sydney. Some of the missionaries made their homes in Sydney and founded families later to become important in Australian history.Ferguson, 302; Hill, 1895; Kroepelien, 529; O'Reilly-Reitman, 675; Sabin, 49480; Spence, 'Bligh', p.26.

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        Perse, Turquie Asiatique et Arabie [.].

      Paris, Louis Charles Desnos, 1799. - Oblong folio (550 x 335 mm). Engraved map in original outline colour. Flanked by two mounted columns of French text. Very fine map of Arabia by the "Ingénieur-Geographe du Roy" Louis Brion de la Tour (1756-1823) showing Turkey, Palestine, present-day Iraq and Iran, the Caucasus region as well as the Arabian Peninsula. Important cities such as Mecca, Medina, El Katif, Mascalat, Julfar, Oman, Mascat etc. are identified. With a decorative title cartouche in the rococo style. The map was first published in Brion's 1768 "Atlas Generale méthodique et élémentaire". Cf. National Maritime Museum Cat. I, 264.

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        (Thomas) The Pleasures of Hope; with other Poems.

      Edinburgh: Printed for Mundell & Son..., 1799 . first edition, sm.8vo., pp.[viii]+135+[1], errata leaf present, 4 engraved plates with light dampstaining at tail, slight discolouration of text paper; contemp. half red morocco, some rubbing and slight wear, a good copy Hayward 211 (imperfect); Tinker 605 (erroneously calling for five plates). Campbell's first book, a sensational success, running to some thirty editions by 1820; but the first edition is understandably scarce.

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        DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, in Which the Words are Deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examles from the Best Writers. To Which are Prefixed a History of the Language and An English Grammar

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, C. Dilly, et al, 1799. Eighth Edition; Corrected and Revised. Hardcover. Very Good +. A Very Good + copy of the Eighth Edition, Corrected and Revised of Samuel Johnson's masterpiece Dictionary of the English Language, the original of which took Johnson, who refused assistance in the writing of definitions, over eight years to complete and which introduced lexicography principles to mid-eighteenth-century England and codifying the spellings of English words. Each of the two Volumes has been elegantly rebound in full, rich brown leather with the boards lined and lettered in gilt, the boards decorated in gilt to their outer edges, and the compartmented spine lined, lettered, and decorated in gilt. Only 2,000 copies of the first edition (1755) were issued and the first edition is commensurately expensive. Here we offer the affordable Eighth Edition, Corrected and Revised, of this landmark work. A Very Good + copy. [Due to the set's weight, postage will exceed that quoted by this site.]

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        Der Plauische Grund bei Dresden, mit Hinsicht auf Naturgeschichte und schöne Gartenkunst.

      - Nürnberg, Frauenholzische Kunsthandlung, 1799. 4to. xii, 123, 120 pp., 25 engraved plates of which 16 fine views of the "Plauischer Grund" near Dresden, and three hand-coloured geological maps and profiles, one hand-coloured engraved plate of a mineral and four fine hand-coloured engraved plates of insects, and one engraved folded map:"Topographischer Grundriss von Plauischen Grunde". Fantastic contemporary style half calf marbled boards, spine rich gilt and with brown morocco label with gilt title.* Rare only edition of this "Meisterwerk der Dresdner Landschaftskunst des Späten 18 Jhrt from Lanck-Oehler". The author, Wilhelm Gottlieb Becker (1753-1820) was a German historian. The views are after drawings by Johann Christian Klengel in the first part; the second part is of interest because it contains a large section on the mineralogy of Plauen up to Tharand by Andreas Tauber with four hand-coloured engraved geological maps and profiles, and a chapter on its plants (with its own title page) by Friedrich Traugott Pursch, and a classification of its insects (also with its own title page: "Verzeichnis der merkwürdigsten Insecten welche im plauische Grunde gefunden werden"), all from near Dresden. This is one of the first books in which the art of gardening is taken into a larger context, hence the attention to minerals, plants and insects. The insects are described by Ludwich Heinrich Freiherr von Block (1764-1818?) and occupy pp. 95-120 of the second part. The species figured in great detail are nearly all new. Included are Neuroptera, Hemiptera, Coleoptera, Diptera, and Hymenoptera. As usual some marginal foxing, the last part of the text with a vague dampstain in the corner. A very nice binding. Horn-Schenkling, 1643; Stafleu and Cowan, 8403. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        (Works of Machiavelli) Oeuvres De Machiavel

      Paris. Chez Potey. 1799. Sumptuously bound in period full gilt tooled tree calf. Gilt tooled fleural borders to front and rear covers. Gilt ruled spine compartments with gilt tooled motifs. Red morocco gilt titled labels. Marbled edges and endsheets. 8vo. A new translation by Guiraudet. Illustrated with an engraved frontis portrait and two fold-out plates. Napoleonic issue. Several hinges present minor very short starts (all covers firmly attatched). Moderate chipping to the majority of head pieces. Spines a bit rubbed. Small chip to one title label. A Very Good to Near Fine, crisp set, handsomely bound.Featured History.

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        Algemeene Zend-Brieven, Zo die in de Duitsche Schoolen van Nederland wor-den geleerd. Geheel Vernieuwd en Verbeterd; Met byvoeginge van verscheiden noodzakelyke dingen, als Requesten, Huwelyks-Voorwaarden, Accoorden.....Koop-Cedulen, enz.,...Brieven

      Amsterdam, Wed. J. Ratelband, 1799.. 1799. Title with wdct. title-vignette, 40 pp. Some thumbing, a few stains and one small hole (with the loss of 2 or 3 letters). Bound with: Historie van den Ouden en Jongen Tobias. Inhoudende vele schoone Leringen / Hoe een Vader zyn Zoon onderwyzen moet / en hoe een Godvrezend Kind / zyn Vader onderdanig zal wezen. En de historie van de...Weduwe Judith. Nevens de Geschiedenis...van de Eerbare Vrouwe Suzanna...van den Jongeling Daniel; Mitsgaders van den Bel en den Draak te Babel. item, de Historie van de Konginne Esther. Amst., By Gysbert de Groot Keur, 1744. 18 bll., ongepagineerd. (Signaturen A-A8; B-B8 en 2 bll.) Title w. 4 woodcuts. 4 more woodcuts in the text, a. o.: Susanne taking her bath. Title-page a bit scuffed (with the loss on verso of a few letters). Contemporary hfcf. over wooden boards; frontside covered w. mrbld. paper; backside plain wood. ¶ V° fly-leaf in ornamental writing: Mensse Giebels. Menssen. Buttforde d 10 Februar 1804. ¶ ZEER ZELDZAAM; slechts één exemplaar traceerbaar: in de KB. Beide titels niet bij DOORNINCK. Meerdere afbeeldingen op aanvraag. Band sleets en vlekkig.

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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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        Heron & Spaniel

      London: published by Jeffreys & Co., July 1799. Mezzotint with engraving and roulette by Samuel William Reynolds. (Cut to the engraved borderline, some small expertly repaired tears). 19 x 23½ inches. A fine impression of this very rare but typically dramatic work after Northcote. During the 1790s Northcote turned his attention to the painting of animals, usually involving big cats. Northcote had approached this theme in the 1770s, following Stubbs' exploration of the "Lion and Horse" theme (which Stubbs himself engraved in the late 1780s). He arranged for his compositions to be engraved by Samuel William Reynolds and Charles Turner, two of the best printmakers in London. The product was a remarkable group of bold, richly-engraved compositions, which are now very rare. Whitman (SWR) 417; Lennox-Boyd 86, II/II

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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: John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1799. Panelled spine with black leather spine label. Corners and covers rubbed. Illustrated with eleven full-page plates and five engraved maps and plans. One large folding map is hand-colored. Frontispiece plate has 1" tear wihout paper loss and peripheral water-stains. Folding map has a 3" tear at top of attachment with small wedge of paper loss not affecting printing, small archival tape repair. Other maps and plates intact, some with peripheral water-stain, foxing. One map shows the City of Washington and the Potomac River. Another map shows the plan of the City of Quebec. A plate shows a view of Mount Vernon, another showing Niagara Falls. Text generally quite clean, occasional marginal smear mainly near front. Missing leaf vii-viii which contains the list of maps and plates, may not have been bound in. 464pp. + 8 pages of adverts.Isaac Weld (1774-1856), sailed to Philadelphia from his home in Dublin in 1795, spent two years traveling in the United States and Canada. He met Washington and Jefferson during his travels. His trip was part adventure and part research into suitable countries for Irish emigration. He returned to Ireland in 1797 "without entertaining the slightest wish to revisit". He found Americans to be obsessed with material things and preferred Canada. See Sabin 192541, Howes W-235., DNB 1029-30.. First Edition. 1/2 Brown Calf, Marbled Boards. Moderate Corner Wear/No Jacket. Quarto.

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        HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES POISSONS

      Didot, Paris 1799 - 12 volumes. 24mo., [I] 393; [II]372; [III]378; [IV]360; [V]353; [VII]290; [VIII]358; [IX]368; [X]396; [XI]223; [XII]237; [XIV]308pp. Illustrated with 88 uncolored plates. Bound in full speckled calf. Boards with double fillet, edge and inside dentelles. Six compartment spine decorated with fluerons and French filleted. Series title label in red, volume labels in black. Volume XII missing title label. Text edges mottled in dull red. End papers marbled. Plates have transfered their images onto the pages opposite. Some light wear to edges, else a near fine set, handsomely bound. ***Text in French. Two volumes regretably lacking: VI & XIII*** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        THE NEW AND UNIVERSAL GAZETTEER; OR, MODERN GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY

      1799. SCOTT, Joseph. THE NEW AND UNIVERSAL GAZETTEER; OR, MODERN GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY ... The whole containing many thousands of places not found in any familiar geographical work; and wherein upwards of five hundred errours are corrected in the Encyclopedia Britannica, and in Millar, Payne, Guthrie, Watson, Brooks, Walker, Morse &c. ... In Four Volumes. Philadelphia: Printed by Francis & Robert Bailey, ... 1799(-1800). The imprint for Volumes 3 & 4 is different; Philadelphia: Printed by Patterson and Cochran, ... 1800. Four octavo volumes. Illustrated with 24 (of 25) engraved maps, and two other plates; lacking the table in Volume 4. Bound in contemporary, mottled calf, red and black morocco labels and gilt- stamped rules to spines. Vol. 1: xxxviii, [410] pp., 7 plates (6 are folded); vol. 2: [474] pp., 3 folded plates; vol. 3: [448] pp., 4 folded plates; vol. 4: [520] pp., 12 folded maps. The text leaves show some occasional foxing (light to moderate) and the leaves of a few gatherings are browned. Early ink ownership to first blank of each volume. The maps are mostly clean, with some showing light foxing. Those in v. 1 are moderately browned. One map ("A New Map of the World with the latest Discoveries," v.1) is trimmed close, touching the image. Two other maps ("Pennsylvania" & "A Map of the United States," v. 4) have closed tears. The bindings are handsome and sound overall, although with the expected wear due to their age. They are lightly edgeworn, slightly darkened at spines, with an occasional touch of rubbing and soiling to surfaces. Most joints are starting and a couple are tender, but all are firmly attached. In particular, v. 1 has a vertical split to backstrip, and v. 2 is chipped at heel. Joseph Scott produced the first gazetteer of the United States in 1795, drawing and engraving the maps himself. Several maps in The New and Universal Gazetteer were printed from the same plates. (Evans 36282 & 38473, Sabin 78330).

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson

      London: H. Baldwin, 1799.. Octavo, 6 volumes. Three quarters red morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. An attractively bound set

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        Conjugal Affection From the Original Picture presented to the City by Aldn. Boydell. To their most excellent Majesties King George III, & Queen Charlotte. This Print is most humbly Dedicated by their most Dutiful and Loyal Subject Jno. [sic.] Boydell

      London: J. & J. Boydell, 29 September 1799. Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Robert Thew (3 inch expertly repaired tear to upper margin touching the image area). 17 1/4 x 23 1/4 inches. 19 7/16 x 24 3/4 inches. A fine colour-printed stipple-engraving, dedicated to the King and Queen whose tranquil domestic life was a by-word in late 18th century England. Robert Smirke (1752-1845) was the son of a clever but eccentric travelling artist, was born at Wigton, near Carlisle, in 1752. He was brought to London by his father in 1766, and apprenticed to a coach-painter named Bromley. In 1772 he became a student of the Royal Academy, and in 1775 a member of the Incorporated Society of Artists. In 1804 he was elected to succeed Joseph Wilton as keeper of the Royal Academy, but George III refused to confirm the appointment, possibly through fear of the influence on the students of the artist's freely expressed revolutionary opinions. His last contribution to the academy, entitled Infancy, appeared in 1813, but he continued to exhibit occasionally elsewhere until 1834.... His works are characterised by good drawing, refinement, and quiet humour... Smirke painted also some pictures for Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery, and for Bowyer's History of England.... In the Guildhall, London, is a picture by him representing Conjugal Affection, or Industry and Prudence' (DNB). Robert Thew (1758-1802) "...for a time followed the trade of a cooper; but, possessing great natural abilities, he invented an ingenious camera obscura, and later took up engraving, in which art, although entirely self-taught, he attained a high degree of excellence. In 1783 he went to Hull, where he resided for a few years, engraving at first shop-bills and tradesmen's cards. His earliest work of a higher class was a portrait of Harry Rowe..., and in 1786 he etched and published a pair of views of the new dock at Hull... Having executed a good plate of a woman's head after Gerard Dou, he obtained from the Marquis of Carmarthen an introduction to John Boydell, for whose large edition of Shakespeare he engraved in the dot manner twenty-two plates... He held the appointment of historical engraver to the Prince of Wales..." (DNB)

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        Elements of Morality for the Use of Children; With an Introductory Addess to Parents

      London: Printed by J. Crowder, for J. Johnson, 1799. Fourth Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Blake, William. Opinions vary on the number of plates actually complete by William Blake, some say 45 plates of the 51 were his. A description from a previous bookseller in this set indicates 16 plates completed by Blake: #2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 26, 32, 36, 37, 39, 41, 47, & 49. Originally published by Salzmann in 1782 in Germany as "Moralisches Elementarbuch" Wollstonecraft started this book as a translation excercise, then realized its benefit as a way to teach morality in English speaking countries. Wollstonecraft published the first English edition in 1790. xxxii, 168, 190, [1] binder notes for plate placement, 200 pp. 12mo. 51 plates, Vol. 1: frontispiece and 15 plates; Vol. 2: 17 plates; Vol. 3: 18 plates. Full brown leather bindings with five raised bands to spine, gold embossed patch title and patch title for volume number on each volume. Light scuffing to boards, all volumes have tight hinges and are in remarkable shape. Simple gold border of small circles and lines to front and rear boards. Marbled endpapers, light toning and occasional foxing to each volume. Includes instruction to binder in Volume 1.

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        Suhmiana.

      Köpenhamn, Morthorfts enke & Dahlén, 1799. 8:o. (4),VII-XVI,487 s. Med en grav. vinjett på titelbladet. Ngt nött samtida hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerad rygg, mörkgrön titeletikett och mörkt gröna snitt. Inlagan lagerfläckig på sina håll och med några enstaka obetydliga småfläckar. Med en handskriven dedikation till O. Worm och Frederik Heymans exlibris.. Bibliotheca danica IV:168. Fiske Icelandic collection s. 565. Vinjetten är graverad av A. Flint. Deltitelbladet med texten: "Suhmiana. Eftersamling af Peter Friderich Suhms for en del tilforn utrykte smaaskrifter. Utgiven efter hans død, som tillæg til hans i 15 bind samlede skrifter, ved Rasmus Nyerup". Innehåller bl.a. "Fragment af et udkast til en ny regjeringsform 1772", "Udsigt over videnskabernes og de smukke konsters tilstand i Danmark 1771", "Bidrag til den danske mynthistorie", "Foretale til den Hjelmstjernske bogcatalog" och "Bidrag til censurens historie i Danmark". Oluf eller Ole Worm (1757-1830) var dansk skolman och översättare av en rad klassiker till danska. Fredrik Heyman (1849-1900) övertog efter sin far bryggeriet Svanholm, vilket för övrigt antyds i sitt med sädesax, humle och simmande svanar prydda exlibris. Förutom stora samlingar av gravyrer, sigill, autografer och exlibris ägde han en boksamling på närmare 22000 volymer, vilken hade den danska litteraturen genom tiderna i fokus

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        [The Reception, a Play, in Three Acts]

      Printed by P. Nettleton Plymouth [England]: Printed by P. Nettleton. 1799. First. First edition. Stitched wrappers. 57pp. About half of the front wrap torn away, removing most of the title, stain at the margins of last few leaves, rear leaf a bit worn, a fair copy. Rare satiric play by an English naval chaplain. OCLC locates a single copy, at the Huntington Library; COPAC adds a copy in Birmingham. ESTC t095937. .

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        St. Leon: A Tale of the Sixteenth CenturyÖ

      London,: G.G. & J. Robinson, 1799.. Four volumes, duodecimo, final blank in vol. 3 preserved, occasional pencil marks; a handsome set in contemporary tan half-calf. First edition of William Godwin's second Gothic novel, presented to Joseph FidËle EugËne du Bouzet, an officer serving on board the ThÈtis under Hyacinthe de Bougainville while the French expedition was staying in Sydney. The book was presented to du Bouzet as a "Souvenir de Mr. Boyd, Sydney 21 7bre. [i.e. September] 1825": William Boyd was the Paymaster of the Buffs, the famous regiment then stationed at Port Jackson.Du Bouzet sailed as midshipman second class on the ThÈtis, and was promoted first class during the course of the voyage. He is mentioned several times in Hyacinthe de Bougainville's journals, usually scampering about Sydney in pursuit of botanical specimens, or on one occasion joining his captain for a stroll in the Botanic Gardens. Du Bouzet had a long Pacific career, later taking part in Dumont d'Urville's second expedition to the Antarctic, and serving as the governor of French Polynesia from 1854 to 1858.Relations between the French and the Buffs were very jolly, in no small part due to Boyd himself. Bougainville's own diary for 12 July 1825 is worth quoting at length: 'Attended a sumptuous dinner given in our honour by Colonel [W.] Stewart and the Mess (the body of officers of the third regiment known as the Buffs). This is the only regiment which enjoys the privilege of crossing London in full military regalia. The dinner was held at the barracks and lasted from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m.; there were endless toasts, and on each occasion, the colonel called upon the officer seated at the other end of the 40-foot-long table, with the words: "Mr. Boyd, we shall drink one bumper more; all ready if you please". Thereupon, the other replied at once: "I am ready, Sir, etc." At which point, he emptied his glass and invited all present to do the same. Each guest did his best, with the result that the poor attorney-general, who was present, as well as several other government officials, had to be carried from the table' (The Governor's Noble Guest, p. 68).To have given a book in Sydney in 1825 was quite a gift, given that locals could still be found complaining about the dearth of reading material. The more so as this is an attractive set of the first edition of William Godwin's novel; perhaps Boyd thought the story of the impoverished French Count Reginald de St. Leon and his discovery of the philosopher's stone might appeal to a junior officer of noble blood (later in life du Bouzet was made Marquis). Godwin's tale was an important influence on his son-in-law Percy Shelley's own Gothic novel St. Irvyne; or, the Rosicrucian and his daughter's Frankenstein, for which he was the dedicatee.

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        The Lion in Love... Lion Amoûreux

      London: published by James Daniell & Co., 28 September 1799. Mezzotint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Charles Turner. 20 1/2 x 20 5/8 inches. 24 1/4 x 22 inches. Rare, coloured issue of this poignant image taken from Aesop's fables. Northcote, who worked as pupil and assistant to Sir Joshua Reynolds for five years from 1771, produced works in a number of genres: portraits, historical and subject pictures, morally instructive scenes and, during the 1790s, animal painting. The present image of the lion (a symbol of strength) tamed by his love for a beautiful maiden is from Aesop's fables: Once, a Lion once fell in love with a lovely young girl. He approached her parents and asked for her hand in marriage. Her parents, not wishing to anger the King of the Beasts, were also unwilling to put their daughter into danger. Her father proposed a marriage contract: "We are honoured by your Majesty's proposal, but fearful for the safety of our daughter, a tender young thing. We fear that in the vehemence of your affection you might possibly do her some injury. Might I venture to suggest that your Majesty should have your claws removed, and your teeth extracted, then we would gladly consider your proposal again." The Lion was so much in love that he had his claws trimmed and his big teeth taken out. But when he came again to the parents of the young girl they simply laughed in his face, and bade him do his worst. Cf. Le Blanc IV, p.63, no. 67 (black and white only)

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        The Speech of the Right Hon. William Pitt, in the British House of Commons, on Thursday, January 31, 1799

      Printed by George Grierson Dublin: Printed by George Grierson. 1799. First. First edition. Octavo. 53pp. Rebound in brown cloth, gilt spine. Light scattered foxing, about near fine. Pitt's influential speech arguing for the (successful) Union of Great Britain and Ireland. Scarce. OCLC locates three copies. ESTC T58113. .

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        TRAVELS IN UPPER AND LOWER EGYPT: UNDERTAKEN BY ORDER OF THE OLD GOVERNMENT OF FRANCE. Translated from the French by Henry Hunter, D. D

      London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1799. 3 volumes. First Edition in English. Illustrated with 40 engravings, consisting of portraits, views, plans, a geographical chart, antiquities, plants, animals, etc. Includes a large, fold-out map of Egypt on stiff paper in Volume I. 8vo, handsomely bound in full contemporary tree calf, the boards with an outer frame of gilt chain, the spines beautifully decorated in full gilt featuring central gilt devices surrounded by botanical theme gilt tooling, two contrasting red and green morocco labels gilt lettered and decorated, marbled endleaves. xix, 376; vii, 368; viii, 324, ads and list of subscribers. A fine set, internally as fresh, clean and crisp as one could hope to find, unpressed and especially well preserved, the bindings are handsome and fully original with only some very minor shelf wear and a bit of cosmetic cracking to the leather along the hinges, but the volumes remain sturdy and sound. FIRST EDITION OF AN IMPORTANT WORK. Sonnini (1751 - 1812) was one of the last 18th century travelers to leave printed relations of his travels in Egypt. "He was sent out with baron de Tott's expedition in 1777. On arrival at Alexandria he found orders to explore Egypt from Louis XVI awaiting him. This he proceeded to do, going on to Turkey, Greece, Crete and the Archipelago during which time he took part in naval combat near Milo between the Mignonne and two English cutters. He returned to Manoncourt in 1780 where he cultivated many new vegetables and herbs (his interest in natural history is evident from the number of plates in the above work showing plants and fish; indeed Sonnini collaborated with Buffon on an edition of the latter's works). This important work was produced to counter the financial ruin Sonnini suffered as a result of the French Revolution'' (see Blakmer II 1006). Hunter's preface expresses English wariness toward France's, by then under Napoleon, policy of expansion. An invaluable source to scholars of the history and politics of 18th century Europe.

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        Denkmäler altdeutscher Dichtkunst. Beschrieben und erläutert

      Bremen, Wilmans 1799. 22 cm. (8), 464 Seiten mit 1 ausfaltbaren Notenblatt. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung und marmorierten Vorsätzen - ADB VI, 346 - Goed. IV/I, 672, 20 - Meyen, Eschenburg 268 - "Eschenburg war auch einer der ersten, welche das lange vernachlässigte und verkannte Studium der altdeutschen Poesie wieder belebten und die berborgenen und unbeachteten Schätze der altdeutschen Vorzeit wieder ans Licht zogen und auffrischten" (ADB). Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, sonst schön. -

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        Travels in Africa, Egypt, and Syria From the Year 1792 - 1798

      London: Cadell and Davis, Longman and Rees, 1799 (First Edition).. The rare 1st Edition, Fine in attractive, recent half-leather binding with marbled paper to the boards and new endpapers. The binding is tastefully done, and in fine, tight condition. This is a weighty, large format book (h 268mm x w 210mm). The pages are in excellent condition, with slight browning and foxing. The frontispiece (An Ancient Egyptian Temple complete from the Description of Strabo) is present, and in decent shape with light foxing. The large folding Map of the Route of the Soudan Caravan from Assiut to Darfur (including some of the routes of the Jelabs or slave merchants from the latter to adjacent countries) is in excellent condition, with light foxing only, and some wear to the top edge. The large folding Map of Darfur is present. It's also in excellent condition, with light foxing and tears at a couple of the folds. The plate facing p286 (Sketch of a Plan of the Residence of the Sultan at Fur) is present, in excellent condition, with light browning to the heavy paper. This is a fascinating, beautiful book, covering the years immediately leading up to Napoleon's Egyptian campaign (it deals with French accounts of Egypt too). Contents include: Preface / Contents / I. Alexandria / Ii. Siwa / Iii. From Alexandria To Rashid / Iv. Terane And The Natron Lakes/ V - Vii. Kahira / Viii - Ix. Upper Egypt / X. Journey To Cossir On The Red Sea / Xi. Occurrences At Kahira / Xii. Antient (Sic) Egyptians / Xiii. Journey To Feiume / Xiv. Journey To Sinai / Xv. Journey To Dar-Fur / Xvi - Xx. Dar-Fur / Xxi. Medical Observations / Xxii. Final Departure From Kahira, And Journey To Jerusalem / Xxiii. Galilee - Acca / Xxiv. Observations At Haleb / Xxv. Journey To Damascus / Xxvi - Xxviii. Are Untitled But Cover Syria And Asia Minor / Xxix. Comparative View Of Life And Happiness In The East And In Europe / Appendix I. Illustration Of Maps / Appendix Ii. Itineraries / Appendix Iii. Meteorological Table / Appendix Iv. Remarks On The Works Of Savary And Volney / Appendix V. Remarks On The Recent French Accounts Of Egypt / Appendix Vi. Explanation Of The Plate Facing Page 286. Heavy book may require extra postage. Bookseller ref 20. .

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        Epitome of the ancient history of Persia

      London: Pr. by Cooper & Wilson for Cadell & Davies, 1799. 12mo (17.9 cm, 7"). Fold. frontis., [4], xxxvi, 92 pp.; 1 fold. map. First edition: Annals of Persian history as extracted from the "Jehan Ara" manuscript (i.e., the Nusakh-i Jahan-ara, a general history of Asia) and translated into English by Sir William Ouseley. Ouseley was an orientalist who served as secretary to his brother, the English ambassador to the court of Persia from 1810 through 1812; he published numerous critically acclaimed studies of Persian literature, history, and antiquities. The Classical Journal, which said that Ouseley's Travels in Various Countries in the East "must rank high among the most important books of reference of which we are possessed," also praised Ouseley as having "done more to elucidate ancient geography and antiquarian studies, than any who have preceded him in the same tract" (vol. XXX, p. 161). The present work opens with an oversized, folding view of the ruins of Persepolis, and includes a folding map of "Persia or iran" done by prominent engraver Samuel John Neele, as well as two small copper-engraved vignettes. The main text is given in Farsi and English on opposing pages; in addition to the portions of text taken from the Jahan-ara, Ouseley also provides "collateral illustrations from other manuscripts" (p. ii) and historical works. An errata slip is tipped in — this also, interestingly, containing instructions to the binder! ESTC T97308; Lowndes 1741; Brunet, IV, 261; Allibone 1469. Uncut copy. Publisher's paper shelf-back and plain boards, respined with similar paper; binding rubbed and soiled, spine head chipped, spine reinforcement with a crack. Ex–social club: 19th-century bookplate, call number on endpaper, annotation on title-page covered over with slip of paper (pleasure and challenge of removal reserved for next owner), pressure-stamp on title-page. Frontispiece and map moderately waterstained, title-page with offsetting. Pages lightly age-toned, a few mildly foxed. Early inked corrections to a handful of words.

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        Die älteste Urkunde der Papierfabrikation in der Natur entdeckt nebst Vorschlägen zu neuen Papierstoffen

      x, [11]-96 pp. Small 8vo, orig. printed wrappers bound in cont. half-sheep & marbled boards, flat spine gilt, black leather lettering piece on spine. Dortmund & Leipzig: G. Mallinckrodt, 1799. First edition. "An exceedingly rare book of ninety-six pages relating to the oldest record of papermaking discovered in nature, with proposals for new materials for making paper. The essay is printed on paper fabricated from conferva, a water plant, called by Senger water wool. He states that water wool, or river paper, was the oldest form of papermaking in nature. This material he termed a coralline product, being the web of water insects, seed capsules, or insects' eggs. Senger discusses the probability of sufficient conferva being found as a substitute for rags in papermaking."-Hunter, Literature of Papermaking, pp. 46-47. Conferva, according to the O.E.D., is a genus of plants consisting of certain fresh water green algae, composed of unbranched many-celled filaments. Fine copy and pretty copy. This is a truly rare book: Leonard Schlosser, the greatest collector of the 20th century of books on the history of paper, never acquired a copy. His collection is now at the NYPL and several years ago we were able to furnish a copy, thereby filling a conspicuous gap. ❧ Not in Schlosser's An Exhibition of Books on Papermaking (Phila.: 1968). .

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        COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND. In Four Books. By William Blackstone, Esq. Solicitor General to Her Majesty. Second American Edition

      I. Thomas and E.T. Andrews (Boston), 1799. Hardcover. Good. Set of 4 hardcovers, no DJs. Rebound in full leather by Vern Wiering. Second American Edition, 1799. Binding is excellent. Interiors shows their age but are in very good shape. Edges are tanned, and pages show little foxing. There is a torn page (closed tear) on volume 2 that is detached. Pictures available upon request.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!

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

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

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        CARTA ESFERICA DE UNA PARTE DEL CANAL VIEJO DE BAHAMA...[caption title]

      [Madrid. 1799].. Folding map, 40 1/2 x 26 inches. Minor fold lines and edge wear. Overall quite clean. Very good. A note on the bookplate indicates this map was presented to the Maryland Historical Society by its founder, Brantz Mayer, noted attorney and antiquarian. An attractive chart, diagonally across the center of which is the large channel between Cuba and the southwestern reaches of the island group. Two large inserts show certain particularly hazardous islets and shoals in greater detail. The map was commissioned by the King's secretary of state, Don Juan de Langara, most famous for his role in the mapping the Gulf Coast in the same year. Rare. Not in Phillips MAPS, Rumsey, nor on OCLC.

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        Original pencil study of California Pine and Sequoia Trees

       Frederick Catherwood (1799-1854)Original pencil study of California Pine and Sequoia TreesGrass Valley, California: 1851-52Pencil drawing on paper14 ½? x 9?; 21 1/2? x 16? framedCondition: goodAn early 19th-century lifelong world traveler, Frederick Catherwood was active in England, Central America, New York City and San Francisco during the early days of the Gold Rush.Of Scottish heritage, Catherwood was born in London, England in 1799 to a prosperous family. He worked as an apprentice architect and then studied at the Royal Academy in the 1820s, then completed his formal education in architecture at Oxford University.  Although his training was in architecture, he decided his real passion in life was for art, especially images from his many travels of the sites of ancient cultures. Early in his career, Catherwood traveled up the Nile River as an expedition artist in 1824 with Englishman Robert Hay, and the expedition is credited with laying the foundations for Egyptian archeology. Catherwood later explored Central American jungles and visited Mayan ruins with fellow explorer John Lloyd Stephens in two trips between 1839 and 1841. From these explorations, Catherwood published 25 lithographs, a map, with text from over 200 original drawings, sepias, and watercolors in Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan.At the height of the California Gold Rush in 1850 Catherwood moved to San Francisco and was appointed as an engineer on the first projected railway in California, the Benecia-Marysville Railroad.This study of pine and sequoia trees were drawn at Grass Valley (Nevada County), most likely while Catherwood was working as a railroad engineer. No other drawings, apart from drawings from this set, from Catherwood?s time in California (1850-52) appear to have survived.By 1853, Catherwood had left California. He died on September 20, 1854, after a French vessel rammed the boat on which he was sailing from Liverpool to the United States. 

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        A Summary History of New-England, from the First Settlement At Plymouth, to the Acceptance of the Federal Constitution : Comprehending a General Sketch of the American War / by Hannah Adams

      Dedham [Mass. ] : Printed For The Author, By H. Mann And J. H. Adams, 1799. 1st Edition. Description: 513, [3] p. ; 22 cm. (8vo) . Includes bibliographical references. References: Evans 35075. Subjects: New England--History. Notes: Signatures: [A]4 B-U4 W4 X-2U4 2W4 2X-3Q4 3R². "A list of subscribers": p. [2-3] at end. Uninked, impressed institutional mark to the title. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Elements of Chemistry, in a New Systematic Order, Containing All the Modern Discoveries

      Edinburgh; William Creech, 1799. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. Quarter bound in modern brown leather. Corners bound. Marbled boards. Gilt lettering and borders on spine. Maroon title stamp. New endpapers. Tight binding and solid boards. Clean, unmarked pages. Various fold-out copperplate engravings (13 plates) and illustrations. Minimal shelf wear. Slight rubbing to boards. Minor scuffing to spine. Occasional spots on pages. Overall, a remarkable volume in excellent condition.Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794) has been called the founder of modern chemistry. Among his important contributions were the application of the balance and the principle of conservation of mass to chemistry, the explanation of combustion and respiration in terms of combination with oxygen rather than loss of phlogiston. His Traité Ã?lementaire de Chimie, or Elements of Chemistry was a tremendously influential synthesis of his work.

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        [Map of the World on a Globular Projection, Exhibiting Particularly the Nautical Researches of Capn. James Cook, F.R.S. with all the Recent Discoveries to the Present Time, ... This Map Is Respectfully Dedicated To Alexander Dalrymple Esqr. F.R.S. In Testimony of his many New and Valuable Geographical Communications To His most Obedient and very Humble Servant A. Arrowsmith]

      [London: Compiled and Published by Aaron Arrowsmith, 1799]. Engraved double-hemispheric world map, printed on four sheets and joined to form a pair of large folding sheets (one of each hemisphere), period hand- colouring in outline. On wove paper watermarked J. Ruse. (Expert restoration along the folds). approximately 39 3/4 x 74 inches, if joined. A fine large-scale world map incorporating the discoveries made on Captain Cook's voyages, compiled and published by one of the greatest English cartographers. This map was first issued in 1794 and was one of the maps which made Arrowsmith's reputation. The map shows both hemispheres on a large scale and with impressive detail. Notably, the chart shows the tracks of all three of Cook's voyages, as well as information gleaned from other world travellers (for example, discoveries by Mackenzie and Hearne in the Canadian Arctic). The map was corrected and re-issued in 1799 (as here), 1808 and 1814. The present example is from the 1799 plates, but without the title and dedication which were printed on separate sheets and are sometimes are found trimmed and mounted onto the map when when joined as a single wall map. Stevens and Tree identify the above four issues based on the imprints; this copy without that information, but can be dated to the 1799 issue cartographically, i.e. with Bass Strait present and named between Australia and Tasmania, and with no indication of the Louisiana Purchase. Aaron Arrowsmith was the founder of one of the leading London map publishing houses in the early part of the nineteenth century. He came to London about 1770 from Durham, his birthplace, and worked as a surveyor for John Cary for whom he carried out some of the road surveys which subsequently appeared in Cary's Travellers' Companion in 1790. In that year he set up his own business in Long Acre and soon established an international reputation. "Aaron Arrowsmith, Hydrographer to the King of England and Geographer to the Prince of Wales, was the most influential and respected map publishers of the first quarter of the nineteenth century ... His role in cartographic production was to gather the best information available from a wide variety of sources, weigh the relative merits of conflicting data, and compile from this the most accurate depiction possible of an area. Arrowsmith accomplished this synthesis better than any other commercial map maker of his day and, as a result, his maps were the most sought after and highly prized on three continents" (Martin & Martin, p. 113). Arrowsmith specialized in monumental multi-sheet maps. These were generally separately issued and are now very scarce. Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 91b, in Tooley, The Mapping of America ; cf. Rumsey 30; cf. Beddie 514.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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