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        Gli Imperi Antichi Parte Orientale/Gli Imperi Antichi Parte Occidentali

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Collection of Roses from Nature.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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        Autograph letter signed to Maj. James Rennell

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

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

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

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        Botanique pour les Femmes et les Amateurs des Plantes.

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

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        Disobedience Detected

      London: Published by William Barnard, 2 April 1799. Colour printed mezzotint with additional hand-colouring. 17 3/4 x 23 5/8 inches. 20 x 25 1/4 inches. A lovely impression of Barnard's famous genre print 'Disobedience Detected' after a moralizing painting by James Ward. James Ward was one of the most noted artists of his day, his individual style and superior skill distinguished him from his contemporaries, and his outstanding work influenced the development of British art. Considered to be one of the most important animal painters of his generation, Ward also produced portraits, landscapes, genre and history paintings. He began his career as an engraver, studying under his brother William, who later went on to engrave many of his paintings. The "disobedience" has to do with the bird's nest, baby birds within, that the little boy is red is holding. The boy in red, the oldest girl who stands blushing in the middle and the stern, commanding grandmother, tapping the Bible with her forefinger are most interesting characters in this drama, and interestingly, the grandmother's wrath doesn't seem to effect the boy in red very much, while the eldest daughter seems devastated. C.R. Grundy James Ward p.70, no.31

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

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

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        Nouvelle Carte Hydrographique et Routiere de la Suisse

      Strasbourg l'an 8 1799 1800 Strasbourg, l'an 8 [1799-1800]. (SWITZERLAND) Folds to Sm. 8vo (ca. 4 1/2 x 6 inches; map ca. 36 x 24 inches). . The 32 sections backed on linen, partially handcolored. Some spotting of map, and light offsetting, discoloration and rubbing of cloth, else very good . Weiss was the cartographer for Etat Major GEnEral de l'ArmEe du Rhin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Åminnelse-tal, hållit för kongl.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Ueber das Fundament und den Zweck der Peinlichen Strafen

      1799. Seyfried, Adam. Ueber das Fundament und den Zweck der Peinlichen Strafen: Eine Abhandlung. Wurzburg: By J.J. Strahel, 1799. [v], 6-92 pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Textured stiff paper wrappers, light shelfwear, fading to spine, early owner bookplate and brief annotation to front pastedown. Some toning, text otherwise clean. Ex-library. Early hand-written shelf number to front cover and spine. A well-preserved copy of a rare title. * Only edition. Inspired in part by the ideology of the enlightenment, the period spanning the publication of Beccaria's Dei delitti e Delle Pene (1824) and the penal codes of Edward Livingston (1822, 1826, 1828) witnessed the publication of several reform-oriented publications on penology and the enactment of numerous penal reforms. Austria and the states of present-day southern Germany, most notably Bavaria, led this movement in Europe. This rare essay by Seyfried, an otherwise-unknown lawyer from Wurzburg, begins with a critical review of local penal law and a review of the (mostly German) literature on penal law. He then proposes a reformed penal system based on principles derived from Kant, his Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Ethics (1785) and, especially, the recently published Metaphysical Principles of the Science of Right (1797). OCLC locates 1 copy, KVK locates 5 copies. One copy located in North America (at the Library of Congress). Not in the British Museum Catalogue and other standard references.

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

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

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

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

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        Cries of London No: 5, Water Cresses, come buy my Water Cresses

      London: Published by R. Ackermann's 101 Strand, March 1, 1799. Coloured aquatint. Early colour. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition. 14 1/8 x 11 3/4 inches. 18 1/8 x 13 1/8 inches. A wonderful image from Thomas Rowlandson's satirical interpretation of the "Cries of London". The "Cries of London" was a re-occurring theme in English printmaking for over three centuries. These colourful prints form a visual record of London's "lower orders", the pedlars, charlatans, street hawkers, milkmaids, and grocers who made their living on the city streets. They give us a glimpse of a long forgotten London where tradesmen would advertise their wares with a musical shout or a melodic rhyme. Different versions of the "Cries" vary in tone from idealistic visions of happy street vendors to satirical caricatures. One of the most famous series of "London Cries" is the group of somewhat sentimental pictures executed by Francis Wheatley. Wheatley's series was immensely popular and enjoyed a long period of success in the English print shops. This popularity undoubtedly inspired Rowlandson to execute his satirical versions of the "Cries". In a set of eight prints, (number seven is missing and not recorded), Rowlandson created a group of witty images mimicking Wheatley's more earnest criers. Under his biting pen the "Cries" metamorphose into lascivious caricatures, Rowlandsonesque versions of London's street people. In this boisterous image, which is number five in the series; Rowlandson depicts an old man standing in front of a brothel. With one hand on the knocker he turns to scowl at the young woman who offers him a bunch of watercress for sale. Simultaneously a small child proffers his watercress. Two courtesans lean out of the window above and smile while the old man attempts to avoid these over-zealous street vendors. George, Catalogue of Political and Personal the British Museum Vol. VII, 9478; Grego, Rowlandson i, 354-355

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        (Works of Machiavelli) Oeuvres De Machiavel

      Chez Potey. 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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        Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa:

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

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        Cours d`instruction d`un sourd-muet de naissance

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

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

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

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        Disobedience Detected

      London: Published by William Barnard, 2 April 1799. Colour printed mezzotint with additional hand-colouring. 17 3/4 x 23 5/8 inches. 20 x 25 1/4 inches. A lovely impression of Barnard's famous genre print 'Disobedience Detected' after a moralizing painting by James Ward. James Ward was one of the most noted artists of his day, his individual style and superior skill distinguished him from his contemporaries, and his outstanding work influenced the development of British art. Considered to be one of the most important animal painters of his generation, Ward also produced portraits, landscapes, genre and history paintings. He began his career as an engraver, studying under his brother William, who later went on to engrave many of his paintings.The "disobedience" has to do with the bird's nest, baby birds within, that the little boy is red is holding. The boy in red, the oldest girl who stands blushing in the middle and the stern, commanding grandmother, tapping the Bible with her forefinger are most interesting characters in this drama, and interestingly, the grandmother's wrath doesn't seem to effect the boy in red very much, while the eldest daughter seems devastated. C.R. Grundy James Ward p.70, no.31

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Traite de Mecanique Celeste

      Paris: Various, 1799. Hard Cover. Paris: De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet..., 1799 [AN VII]. [Volume II] Paris: Bachelier, Successeur... Courcier, 1829; [Volume III] Paris: De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet... 1802; [Volume IV] Paris: Chez Courcier..., 1805. Four volumes (of five)., 4to., pp. [v]-xxx + [xxxii] (errata) + [3]-368; [iii]-xviii + [1]-382; [vii]-xxiv + [1]-303 + [304] (errata) + [1]-24; [v]-xl + [1]-347 + [348] (errata) + [3]-65 + [blank] + [folded plate] + [1]-76 + [77] (errata): Volume I rebound in modern half tan linen and brown cloth; red morocco spine label gilt; ex-library ticket to pastedown; modern flyleaves; half-title lightly soiled and lower corner extended; cellotape repair to lower fore-edge of title leaf; minor edge tear to pp. [v]-vi; with leaves watermarked "mecanique celeste." Volumes II, III & IV bound in 19th c. half-roan and marbled paper boards; boards lightly worn, especially at tips; Volume III morocco spine labels detached or becoming so; ex-library tickets to pastedowns of Volumes III & IV; Volumes II, III & IV lack half-titles, else complete and clean throughout. Mixed set, lacking the final volume. Volumes I is first edition, first state; volumes III and IV are first editions. Volume II is a second edition. Folded plate to volume IV with fourteen math models. One of the great books of modern science; Laplace first used the term "Mecanique Celeste" (celestial mechanics) to describe his work. In its sophisticated application of mathematics, Laplace's project successfully explains the solar system's permanent equilibrium, despite the appearance of irregular forces, without reference to God. Laplace's "self-regulating" universe represented an enormous achievement in the creation of the modern mind. From the library of chemist and science historian Sydney Ross. Horblit 63; PMM 252. Good.

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

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

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        Relation du voyage à la recherche de La Pérouse

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

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

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

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

      Oehmigke 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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