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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'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'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'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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        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'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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        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) .

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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’s and Traveller’s Companion

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

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        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'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'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'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'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 '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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        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 “the” 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' Olanda Specchio a Tutti i Popoli Rigenerati

      Venice: Appresso Giovanni di Antonio Zatta librajo all'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 Missionary Voyage to the Southern Pacific Ocean, Performed in the Years 1796, 1797, 1798, in the Ship Duff, Commanded by Captiain James Wilson. 1st ed.

      S. Gosnell, London 1799 - First edition 1799, 7 engraved maps (5 folding) and 6 plates, 10pp.list of subscribers at end, modern calf, gilt, spine gilt in compartments with black morocco label, one or two repaired tears to text else a notably clean and bright copy.[Ferguson 302; Sabin 104633a; cf. Borba de Moraes 943], 4to, T.Chapman, 1799. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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'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. 1st Edition. 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.

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        A Treatise on the Plague and Yellow Fever

      First Edition by B. B. Macanulty, Salem (Mass.): 1799. Very good with a recent, very attractive 1/4 leather spine with what appear to be very early marbled paper covered boards and new end sheets. The pages of the text block are uniformly tanned with occasional spots of foxing. Without a dust jacket. Published according to act of Congress. 568 pages of text including a 23 page appendix. The book is in three parts. Part I contains 370 pages which is devoted to The Plague. Part II runs from pages 371 to 544 and it is devoted to Yellow Fever. The third part is the 23 page appendix "containing histories of the plague at Athens in the time of the Peloponnesian War: at Constatntinople in the time of Justinian; at London in 1665; at Marseilles in 1720; &c." Lacking the errata sheet at the end of the text and the folding table. (Evans, 36465)

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        The Laws of Maryland, To Which Are Prefixed the Original Charter

      1799. [Maryland]. Kilty, William, Compiler. The Laws of Maryland, To Which Are Prefixed the Original Charter, With an English Translation, The Bill of Rights and Constitution of the State, As Originally Adopted by the Convention, With the Several Alterations by Acts of Assembly, The Declaration of Independence, The Articles of Confederation, The Constitution of the General Government, And the Amendments Made Thereto, With an Index to the Laws, The Bill of Rights, And the Constitution. Annapolis: Printed by Frederick Green, 1799-1800. Two volumes. [ii], [2], [40], [717], [194]; [2], [8], [978] pp. Quarto (10-1/2" x 8-1/2"). Recent quarter-calf over marbled boards, lettering pieces and gilt fillets to spines. Negligible light rubbing to extremities, a few minor nicks to spine. Some toning to text, offsetting and a few small chips to margins of preliminaries and endleaves. An attractive copy. * First edition. This was the first collection of Maryland's laws compiled after the state's ratification of the U.S. Constitution. It includes English laws that were retained by Maryland and has a section of laws that were not retained. Kilty was an English-born surgeon and jurist who emigrated to America after the beginning of the American Revolution. A member of the Continental Army, he went on to become one of the founders of the Society of the Cincinnati (Sowerby). Jefferson owned a copy of this set. It was later reissued in octavo format and expanded to a seven-volume set containing legislation to 1817. Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson 2171. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 170.

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        Travels Through the United States of North America, The Country of the Iroquois, and Upper Canada in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797; with an Authentic Account of Lower Canada. [4 Volumes]

      London: Printed for R. Phillips ... Sold By T. Hurst and J. Wallis ... And By Carpenter and Co., 1799. 4 volumes. Second edition (first octavo) in English published same year as first edition. Pp. xxiii, 591, [16] - index; 523, [16] - index; 717, [21] - index; 610, [8] - index, [4] - publ. adverts. 3 engraved folding maps of North America, plus 9 folding tables. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked, gilt rules and double leather spine labels in maroon and black. Name stamp with a stag head of William Ord to pastedowns, offsetting to margins of endpages from leather turn-ins, Some light foxing to maps, and occasional light offsetting of the text, otherwise text is unusually clean and fine. A very good set indeed, and very handsome on the shelf. "The work became a standard source book for the history of America and the close of the 18th-century." Howes L106; Sabin 39057; Lande 510.. Second Edition. Leather. Very Good. Octavo.

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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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