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        Portrait of Thomas John Dibdin, playwright, actor and song writer

      (London:) Drawn, etch'd & pub.by Dighton, Charing Cross, April, 1799, 1799. The earliest recorded likeness of Thomas John Dibdin. One crease; in fine condition. Rare.. Hand-colored etching, 20.5 x 16.5 cm, with the caption "Sans Souci, Jun." With the portrait is the manuscript note: "This Portrait of myself / taken in the palmy days of white neckcloths and frills / when I was, as you see, rather younger than at present, is presented / by Thomas Dibdin April 28, 1841." Around the image of Dibdin are depictions of his plays and songs. A fine portrait of the actor and writer, Thomas John Dibdin (1771-1841), who like the other famous thespian Dibdins, was involved in the English theater from an early age. Thomas John was one of three illegitimate children of Charles Dibdin and actress Harriet Pitt, and in his early years on stage he used the name "T. Merchant" and his writings were published anonymously, a fact that the artist Dighton makes a playful reference to in giving the subject of his portrait the name "Sans Souci, Jun." Charles Dibdin was the owner of the San Souci Theater in London. See the DND for both Thomas John and Charles Dibdin.

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        Vol.I.

      Chichester, J. Seagrave, [1799]. 8vo., viii + 248pp., a little very light foxing and marking, uncut in contemporary blue boards, expertly rebacked, boards a little dust-soiled, but a very good copy. First edition (all published). Will Whimsical's Miscellany> is an anonymous literary 'hodge-podge' [The New Annual Register>], containing a number of entertaining pieces. Dedicated to 'Admiral Lord Nelson', pieces include Jupiter's Lottery, A Drinking song, The Downfall of Dido> and Lines written upon being first urged to put some work to press.> However, most appealing are: Desultory thoughts and hints> providing pithy comment on, amongst other things, cock-fighting, novel-reading ('debauches the mind, as much as rich drams do the palate: after 'Parfair-Amour' everything else tastes insipid') [p.54], Lawyers, Whig Club Pensioners and Booksellers>: 'Some of the high-priced London 'Booksellers' and their authors, complain of the 'Trade' at Edinburgh and Dublin, for publishing such cheap Editions: but, if they themselves demand five shillings for eighteen penny worth of Letter-Press, is it to be wondered at that the Scotch and Irish, who are content with more moderate profits, should have more custom?' [p.227]. We have been unable to identify the author of the work, who notes in his preface 'I purpose to take up at hap-hazard what scribble I have by me, and intermixing it occasionally with new, to publish volume after volume, until I have exhausted my literary stores, or the reader's patience' [p. v]. The fact that only one volume ever appeared would seem to indicate the latter.

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        Saggio storico sulla rivoluzione di Napoli del 1799

      Generoso Procaccini, NAPOLI 1799 - Fragmenta ITALIANO Volume in brossura, in buono stato conservativo, molte pagine risultano intonse, unite alla parte superiore. Presente firma di appartenenza sul frontespizio. Introduzione e note di Nino Cortese, volume 19 della collana.

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        BLOW BOOK, FLIP BOOK, FLICK BOOK, MAGIC BOOK.

      FRANCE, no date, circa 1799.. NO TITLE or PUBLISHING DETAILS, PAPER HAS WATER MARKS, SEVERAL WITH "MONTG" on 1 PAGE and "LFIER" ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE ( Montg(o)lfier)? and several with a few capital letters not making any recognisable word, approximately 170 x 120 mm, 6½ x 4¾ inches, 84 hand coloured plates, some with French captions beneath, fore-edges stepped and notched as issued, original marbled wrappers. LACKS INSTRUCTION SLIP, small repair to bottom of spine, covers slightly worn at edges, corners worn with slight loss to tips (see attached images), occasional small pale brown spot to blank margins, edges and a few corners of plates slightly dusty, a few other tiny marks, otherwise a very good copy. Seven subjects each with 12 plates, the changes are: Harlequin; Le Pere; l'Abbe; Soldat; Flowers; La Mere; Playing Cards. See: Gumuchian, Les Livres de L'Enfance du xv au xix Siecle, pages 276-277, No. 3843-3850; MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Le avventure di Telemaco Edizione in tutto superiore alle Anteriori.

      presso Gio. Valerio Pasquali,, In Venezia, 1799 - Due volumi di cm. 21, pp. xxxvi, 292; (2) 318. Con antiporta allegorica, frontespizi incisi, ritratto dell'autore, una crta geografica ripiegata e 24 belle tavole (Baratti inc.). Il tutto finemente inciso su tavole fuori testo. Legatura coeva in cartonato con nervi passanti e titoli manoscritti ai dorsi. Esemplare particolarmente fresco, marginoso e ben conservato. Ex libris. Decisamente la più elegante edizione italiana del celebre testo di Fenelon. Esemplare da collezione, in impeccabile stato di conservazione e con inchiostratura delle tavole di rimarcabile efficacia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BLOW BOOK, FLIP BOOK, FLICK BOOK, MAGIC BOOK.

      FRANCE, no date, circa 1799. NO TITLE or PUBLISHING DETAILS, PAPER HAS WATER MARKS, SEVERAL WITH "MONTG" on 1 PAGE and "LFIER" ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE ( Montg(o)lfier)? and several with a few capital letters not making any recognisable word, approximately 170 x 120 mm, 6½ x 4¾ inches, 84 hand coloured plates, some with French captions beneath, fore-edges stepped and notched as issued, original marbled wrappers. LACKS INSTRUCTION SLIP, small repair to bottom of spine, covers slightly worn at edges, corners worn with slight loss to tips (see attached images), occasional small pale brown spot to blank margins, edges and a few corners of plates slightly dusty, a few other tiny marks, otherwise a very good copy. Seven subjects each with 12 plates, the changes are: Harlequin; Le Pere; l'Abbe; Soldat; Flowers; La Mere; Playing Cards. See: Gumuchian, Les Livres de L'Enfance du xv au xix Siecle, pages 276-277, No. 3843-3850; MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Explanatio digestorum secundum Justi Henningii Boehmeri compendium

      Ohne Ort, 1799 - ca. 1600 S., 23 x 19 cm Kommentierende Nachschrift in vier Bänden. 1798-1799 geschrieben. Lateinische Handschrift auf Papier. Kapitale mit Fehlstellen, Gelenke teils eingerissen, bestoßen und beschabt. Gebräunt, teils etwas tintenfleckig , Preis inkl. MwSt. . la Gewicht in Gramm: 4177 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        IL MERCURIO CELESTE E TERRESTRE PER L'ANNO MDCCXCIC

      Venezia Zatta 1799 Tre volumi in 16° Pagine 1 carta bianca + antiporta incisa in rame + xxxix + 1 carta geografica dell'Europa ripiegata fuori testo + 184 Unito a: IL MERCURIO CELESTE E TERRESTRE PER L'ANNO MDCCC Antiporta incisa in rame + xlviii + 176 + 1 carta geografica della Germania ripiegata fuori testo + 4 incisioni fuori testo Unito a: IL MERCURIO CELESTE E TERRESTRE PER L'ANNO MDCCI Antiporta incisa in rame + xlvii + 226 + 1 carta geografica della Svizzera ripiegata fuori testo + 12 incisioni fuori testo + 1 carta bianca. Legatura coeva in cartone. Titolo in oro al dorso su tassello. Ottimo fresco e raro insieme di tre almanacchi veneziani. Cfr: Biblioastrology N° 5034 Almanacchi editi da Zatta, una sorta di riedizione, ad opera di altro anonimo autore, del Mercurio celeste di Giovanni Domenico Martelli con le tavole del "levar del sole" e notizie astronomiche e di calendario, anche di carattere storico. Serie cronologica dei Dogi di Venezia, dei Pontefici romani, degli imperatori di Occidente e di Germania, dei Re di Francia, Spagna, Portogallo, Inghilterra, Russia, Danimarca, Svezia, Polonia, Ungheria, Boemia, Napoli, dei Conti, Duchi e Gran Duchi di Savoia, Sardegna, Prussia, Brandemburgo, Toscana, Parma, Modena e dei Sultani. Indicazione della popolazione del "Globo Terraqueo". Notizie sulle fiere, sugli usi di Venezia e altri luoghi, sugli orari dei corrieri e sugli avvenimenti più rilevanti dell'anno, nozioni astronomiche relative a "nuove invenzioni di ogni genere". Contiene qualche riferimento all'astrologia.

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        Arthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the Year 1793 By the Author of Wieland; and Ormond, or the Secret Witness

      Philadelphia: Printed and Published by H. Maxwell, 1799. First Edition. Hardcover. vi (but actually iv), 224pp. Modern red half morocco over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, decorated in gold and blind and lettered in gold. The endpapers were replaced but the original front free endpaper and the original bookstore typographic label (Sold by Campbell, Conrad & Co. Price -- Cents [Baltimore]) were preserved. The front endpaper bears three previous owners' names: one stamped and two handwritten (one of them dated 1801). With the misspelled name on page 108. This was the first part of a Gothic romance by the first US professional writer (the second part was published in 1800). "CBB [Charles Brockden Brown] is perhaps of more importance for his transmutation of the US wilderness, in a novel like Arthur Mervyn (1798-9), into a hallucinated labyrinth-like landscape; and for his extremely early use of a city like Philadelphia, in the same novel, in passages that convey a sense of genuine urban fantasy. His influence on 19th century writers like Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe was very considerable." The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, eds. Clute and Grant, 1997, p. 143. Text block is age-toned, scattered foxing throughout, short corner tear to one of the leaves (not affecting text). A very good+ copy. BAL 1498. Wright I.418. ; Octavo.

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        Fabriken- und Manufacturen- Address-Lexicon von Teutschland und einigen angränzenden Ländern: Zweyter Theil Enthaltend das Verzeichniss der Fabrik- und Manufactur-Orte dieser Länder, mit Anzeige der Waaren, die daselbst verfertigt werden

      Gebrüdern Gädicke, Weimar 1799 - [2], vii, [1], 514 p., 1 folded leaf with a table on each side; 21 cm. 19th-century? tree calf. "Nach den Orten alphabetisch geordnet, undmit kurzen statistischen Nachrichten versehen." Part of the series Geographisch-Technologisches Handbuch für reisende Kaufleute. Armorial bookplate on front fixed endpaper of Edward B. Krumbhaar. E.B. Krumbhaar (1882-1966) taught applied pathology at the university of Pennsylvania from 1927 to 1942, was a distinguished cardiac physician, and was one of the founders of the American Association of the History of Medicine. Former owner's name written along fore-edge of title page: L? Krumbhaar. A fascinating look at German-speaking parts of Europe at the beginning of industrialization. Very scarce. In Good Condition: lacking about half of the leather over the spine; boards are rubbed; pages are lightly brown but clean and tight. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The British Mercury; or Historical and Critical Views of the Events of the Present Times. Volumes 2, 3, and 4 The 2nd Edition, Corrected

      London: T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies. Good with no dust jacket. 1799-1800. Second Edition. Hardcover. 517 pp, 512 [9] pp, 500 pp. This is a three volume set (of 5), Volumes 2, 3 and 4, in good antiquarian condition. In what appears to be the original very attractive tree calf full leather bindings with 5 raised bands on the spine, floriated gilt compartments as well as red and black morocco labels. Moderate wear to the bindings, joints and corners, some rubbing, one red label has a chip and a crack. Interiors have the signature of a father, then later the signature of the son (the family were descendants of Joan of Beaufort and John of Gaunt). Some minor foxing, spotting and wear to the interiors, but in general sound and clean. The English edition is very scarce in commerce - we could find no record of any other copies for sale or at auction - and relatively scarce in holdings. Most libraries have only the digital resource, not the actual books (Worldcat's recordkeeping on this is abysmal). A highly sought after - and scarce! - English language edition of the periodical from renowned French journalist and the 'spokesman' for the refugees of the French Revolution, Jacques Mallet du Pan. Contains brilliant analyses on the rise of Bonaparte and the Republican wars. Mallet du Pan defends the principles of a constitutional monarchy for all of Europe, taking inspiration from the British model. <p> Du Pan (1749-10 May 1800) was a French journalist, who took up the Royalist cause during the French Revolution. He was sent on a mission (1791-1792) byLouis XVI to Frankfort to try and secure the sympathy and intervention of the German princes. From Germany he travelled to Switzerland and from Switzerland to Brussels in the Royalist interest.He published a number of anti-revolutionary pamphlets, and a violent attack on Bonaparte and the Directory resulted in his being exiled in 1797 to Berne. In 1798 he came to London, where he founded the Mercure britannique. He died at Richmond, Surrey, on the 10th of May 1800, <p>The Mercury was initially published in French, but the English edition followed shortly. It was published with the support of subscribers and the books contain an advertisement advising subscribers that their dues for additional volumes should be sent in if they want to continue receiving the numbers. Du Pan also warns that the book is being published on the Continent but any such edition is pirated and not to be trusted, only the London editions should be purchased. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Quali sono i mezzi di fondare la morale di un popolo? Del cittadino D.T. ***. Traduzione dal francese.

      Firenze, anno VII. della Repubb. Franc. (1799 v. st.), in-8, br. decorata coeva, pp. 43, [1]. Prima edizione italiana (l'edizione originale è del 1798). Un solo esemplare censito in ICCU, alla Biblioteca della Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli.

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        Camilla eine Oper in 3 Akten... mit Deutsch=und Italienischem Texte in Klavierauszug übertragen von C. Cannabich. No. 94. Prix 24 Fr: [Piano-vocal score]

      Bonn: N. Simrock [PN 94], 1799. First Edition, second issue. Schneider, Musikverlag N. Simrock, no. 30. Eitner VII, p. 279. BUC, p. 273. Grove Music Online. OCLC no. 7968996. Camilla, a dramma semiserio to a libretto by Giuseppe Carpani after Benoît-Joseph Marsollier des Vivetières, was first performed at the Kärntnertortheater in Vienna on February 28, 1799. "In its concentration of macabre settings, abnormal behaviour and grotesque juxtapositions of comic and serious elements, Camilla is the most shocking of Paer's semi-serious operas... [Paer] was one of the central figures in the development of opera semiseria during the first decade of the 19th century." Scott L. Balthazar and Julian Budden in Grove Music Online.. Oblong folio. Decorative paper boards with dark green morocco title label gilt to spine, marbled edges, original publisher's dark pink upper wrapper with titling within decorative border bound in. 1f. (recto title, verso cast list and table of contents), 3-189, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Text in Italian and German. With "Stuttgart, bei G.A. Zumsteeg" overpaste below imprint and small contemporary signature to upper margin of title. Binding slightly worn, wrapper with some soiling, staining, and wear. Occasional light soiling, staining, and creasing, heavier to some leaves; repairs to pp. 1-7, 11-12, and final leaf, just touching text and staff lines to page 1.

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        Code des prises maritimes et des armements en course. Tome premier [-et second]

      chez l'éditeur, rue du Coq-Honoré, n° 123. Garnery, libraire, rue Serpente, n° 17, Paris - Ventose An VII de la République, [1799]. 2 volumi in-16 (160x100 mm.), pp. LXVIII, 390; pp. L [recte, XL], 467, (1). Ottime legature coeve in mezza pelle con punte, titoli e numerazione di tomo incisi in oro su tasselli ai dorsi. Tagli spruzzati. Esemplare freschissimo. Prima edizione di questo raro trattato di diritto commerciale. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fabriken- und Manufacturen- Address-Lexicon von Teutschland und einigen angränzenden Ländern: Zweyter Theil Enthaltend das Verzeichniss der Fabrik- und Manufactur-Orte dieser Länder, mit Anzeige der Waaren, die daselbst verfertigt werden

      Weimar: Gebrüdern Gädicke, 1799. Hardcover. Good. [2], vii, [1], 514 p., 1 folded leaf with a table on each side; 21 cm. 19th-century? tree calf. "Nach den Orten alphabetisch geordnet, undmit kurzen statistischen Nachrichten versehen." Part of the series Geographisch-Technologisches Handbuch für reisende Kaufleute. Armorial bookplate on front fixed endpaper of Edward B. Krumbhaar. E.B. Krumbhaar (1882-1966) taught applied pathology at the university of Pennsylvania from 1927 to 1942, was a distinguished cardiac physician, and was one of the founders of the American Association of the History of Medicine. Former owner's name written along fore-edge of title page: L? Krumbhaar. A fascinating look at German-speaking parts of Europe at the beginning of industrialization. Very scarce. In Good Condition: lacking about half of the leather over the spine; boards are rubbed; pages are lightly brown but clean and tight.

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        THE HISTORY OF PAMELA; or, Virtue Rewarded. Abridged from the Works of Samuel Richardson, Esq. Adorned with cuts, by Bewick. Price one shilling.

      156 pages. Illustrated with frontispiece and six woodcuts (coloured by child owner). Original Dutch floral boards. 12mo. Some light browning throughout; ownership inscription to endpaper: 'Mary Ann Ainsworth her Book,' Boards rubbed with edges and corners worn; spine expertly repaired. A very good copy of a rare edition of Pamela for children. Nigel Tattersfield does not list this work as being by either Bewick brother, so we can assume the attribution on the title to be false. Rare. ESTC records one copy at UCLA and another at the Bodleian Library. F. Newbery issued this title in 1769. [13812]

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        Magie für gesellschaftliches Vergnügen, und zur Minderung des Glaubens an Schwarzkünstler, Wahrsager, Hexen und Gespenster

      Grätz, Christian Friedrich Trötscher 1799. 3. Aufl. XXIV, 262 Seiten, 8°, Obr. späterer lainh.Einband berieben und Fehlstellen, ersten Seiten mit deutlichen Abnützungsspuren der unteren rechten Ecke, durchgehend fleckig

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        Volgarizzamento delle Vite de' Santi Padri secondo l'edizione di Firenze anno M.DCC.XXXI

      Dionigi Ramanzini, 1799. I primi due volumi raccolgono le Quattro parti delle Vite dei SS. Padri; nel terzo e quarto volume cambia il titolo dell'opera in Vite di alcuni Santi scritte nel buon secolo della lingua Toscana. Questo titolo insieme con le dediche del Manni a Carlo Rinuccini, Francesco Maria Buondelmonti, Francesco Feroni, Marco Antonio de' Mozzi, tutti Accademici della Crusca, sottolinea l'interesse essenzialmente linguistico dell'edizione fiorentina del 1731 e di questa ripresa a cura di Antonio Cesari, esponente della corrente purista contro l'imbarbarimento della lingua italiana nel '700. Nel suo avvertimento al discreto lettore, il Cesari dichiara la dipendenza della sua opera dall'edizione di Domenico Manni , "che è l'ottima citata dal Vocabolario della Crusca"; l'originalità del suo sforzo risiede nell'aggiunta, alla fine del Quarto volume, della Vita di Tobia e Tobiuzzo, "scritta nel medesimo secolo e stile dell'altre; ed è citata nella Crusca dal manoscritto, né ancora stampata mai".Elegante la veste tipografica su due colonne con amplissimi margini. Bella marca tipografica ai frontespizi. In quarto

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

      Dedham [Mass. ] : Printed For The Author, By H. Mann And J. H. Adams 1799 - Uninked, impressed institutional mark to the title. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 513 pages; Description: 513, [3] p. ; 22 cm. (8vo) . Includes bibliographical references. References: Evans 35075. Subjects: New England--History. Notes: Signatures: [A]4 B-U4 W4 X-2U4 2W4 2X-3Q4 3RÂ . "A list of subscribers": p. [2-3] at end. 2.00 Kg. 513 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        De Arke Noach's compleet 54 delen

      Falck, Anton, Reinhard, David, Lennep, jacob van e.a.: 1799 Hendrik Gartman Amsterdam. Opnieuw ingebonden 452 blz.. Kritisch cultureel weekblad.

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        Fabriken- und Manufacturen- Address-Lexicon von Teutschland und einigen angränzenden Ländern: Zweyter Theil Enthaltend das Verzeichniss der Fabrik- und Manufactur-Orte dieser Länder, mit Anzeige der Waaren, die daselbst verfertigt werden

      Weimar: Gebrüdern Gädicke, 1799. Hardcover. Good. [2], vii, [1], 514 p., 1 folded leaf with a table on each side; 21 cm. 19th-century? tree calf. "Nach den Orten alphabetisch geordnet, undmit kurzen statistischen Nachrichten versehen." Part of the series Geographisch-Technologisches Handbuch für reisende Kaufleute. Armorial bookplate on front fixed endpaper of Edward B. Krumbhaar. E.B. Krumbhaar (1882-1966) taught applied pathology at the university of Pennsylvania from 1927 to 1942, was a distinguished cardiac physician, and was one of the founders of the American Association of the History of Medicine. Former owner's name written along fore-edge of title page: L? Krumbhaar. A fascinating look at German-speaking parts of Europe at the beginning of industrialization. Very scarce. In Good Condition: lacking about half of the leather over the spine; boards are rubbed; pages are lightly brown but clean and tight.

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        San Bartolomeo dalla parte del Tevere

      1799. Acquaforte, databile alla fine del XVIII secolo. Magnifica prove, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "petalo di fiore", con margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Sconosciuta a tutti i repertori da noi consultati, queste rarissima incisione è stilisticamente databile all'ultimo decennio del XVIII secolo. Sulla prima tavola della serie, raffigurante la chiesa di San Giovanni e Paolo, che sembra essere anche il frontespizio della serie, troviamo l'iscrizione "Vedute di Roma Disegnate e Intagliate da Icaorat". Opere non descritta. Dimensioni 260x195. Etchings, dating from the late eighteenth century. Magnificent proofs, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark "flower petal", with margins, in good condition. Unknown to all repertoires that we consulted, these rare works depicting places in Rome are stylistically dated to the last decade of the eighteenth century. The first plate depicts the church of San Giovanni e Paolo, which appeared to be the title of the series; we find the inscription "Views of Rome Designed and Carved by Icaorat." However, we were not able to attribute the works, possibly belonging to a series of more than 5 prints. Works not described. Roma Rome Dimensioni in mm. X

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        1799 1ed Missionary Voyages to South Sea Pacific TAHITI Duff Fiji MAPS Brazil

      London : Printed for T. Chapman, No. 151, Fleet-Street, By T. Gillet, Salisbury-Square, 1799. First edition. - 1799 1ed Missionary Voyages to South Sea Pacific TAHITI Duff Fiji MAPS Brazil A rare, first edition account of the first missionary voyage to the South Pacific. &#145;The Duff&#146; set sail for Tahiti in 1796 but stopped at various other islands including Tonga and the Marquesas. This collection of islands is often referred to as &#145;The Duff Group&#146;, which was discovered amongst the Santa Cruz islands. The work was written by a collection of hands including William Wilson, Samuel Greatheed, James Morrison, and others. The &#145;Hill Catalogue&#146; says of this work, The voyage of the Duff was undertaken for the purpose of establishing a mission in Tahiti, and a settlement of 25 persons was formed. [Due to civil wars] they were forced to flee to Australia, though they returned in 1815. Apart from the missionary interest of this account, the voyagers made many important discoveries of islands.A new group of islands, the Duff Group, was discovered among the Santa Cruz islands. On the outward voyage, the expedition visited Rio de Janiero. The narrative is fresh, though sometimes naive, and provides a glimpse of everyday life on the islands that the mariner or naturalist didn't consider worth reporting." Item number: #917 Price: $1750 London Missionary Society A Missionary voyage to the Southern Pacific Ocean, performed in the years 1796, 1797, 1798, in the Ship Duff, commanded by Captain James Wilson : Compiled from journals of the officers and the missionaries and illustrated with maps, charts, and views, drawn by Mr. William Wilson, and engraved by the most eminent artists. With a preliminary discourse on the geography and history of the South Sea Islands; and an appendix, including details never before published, of the natural and civil state of Otaheite; by a committee appointed for the purpose by the directors of the Missionary Society. Published for the benefit of the society. London : Printed for T. Chapman, No. 151, Fleet-Street, By T. Gillet, Salisbury-Square, 1799. First edition. Details: &#149; Collation complete with all pages: [12], c, 395, [9] o Illustrated with 6 plates and 7 maps (6 folding)  Fiji Islands, charts of Tongataboo  Gambier Islands  The Marquesas  Tahiti and the Duff Group  View of Rio de Janeiro &#149; Binding: tight and secure leather binding &#149; References: Hill, Pacific Voyages, 1894; Sabin 49480 o Sabin: &#147;on large paper included in Cavendish Pelham&#146;s The World, or, the Present State of the Universe.&#148; &#149; Language: English &#149; Size: ~10.5in X 8.5in (27cm x 21.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 917 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Portrait of Thomas John Dibdin, playwright, actor and song writer.

      (London:) Drawn, etch'd & pub.by Dighton, Charing Cross, April, 1799. Hand-colored etching, 20.5 x 16.5 cm, with the caption "Sans Souci, Jun." With the portrait is the manuscript note: "This Portrait of myself / taken in the palmy days of white neckcloths and frills / when I was, as you see, rather younger than at present, is presented / by Thomas Dibdin April 28, 1841." Around the image of Dibdin are depictions of his plays and songs. A fine portrait of the actor and writer, Thomas John Dibdin (1771-1841), who like the other famous thespian Dibdins, was involved in the English theater from an early age. Thomas John was one of three illegitimate children of Charles Dibdin and actress Harriet Pitt, and in his early years on stage he used the name "T. Merchant" and his writings were published anonymously, a fact that the artist Dighton makes a playful reference to in giving the subject of his portrait the name "Sans Souci, Jun." Charles Dibdin was the owner of the San Souci Theater in London. See the DND for both Thomas John and Charles Dibdin. One crease; in fine condition. Rare.

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        [EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED BOOK] The royal tribes of Wales

      Wrexham : John Painter, 1799. First edition. Quarto, full calf by J. Gill of Penhryn, elaborately tooled in blind and gilt, contrasting morocco title label, marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate for John Hughes (1810-1871) to front pastedown, pp 192, the twelve engraved plates replaced by twelve magnificent original paintings heightened with gold of the royal arms of the Welsh tribes; John Hughes' own manuscript genealogy of his immediate ancestry on several interleavings towards rear; later genealogy of the Australian branch of the Hughes family loosely enclosed; Hughes' neat marginalia throughout; a fine and unique extra-illustrated copy in a handsome binding. John Hughes, of the Board of Trade, Whitehall, esquire (1810-1871), the proud Welshman whose bookplate adorns the front pastedown, was almost certainly the artist responsible for the lovingly produced heraldic illustrations in this volume, as the calligraphic captions match the fastidious handwriting in his marginal annotations. He married Elizabeth Frankland, daughter of Liverpool merchant Benjamin Frankland. Their son, John Frankland Hughes (1834-1902), emigrated to Victoria, Australia in the 1860s where, up until his death in 1902, he worked as manager of various regional branches of the Bank of Australasia. He married his first wife, Catherine Elsworth, in Wangaratta in 1865. The couple had three children, who were born while the family were living first at Beechworth and then at Rokewood, west of Geelong. Catherine died at Rokewood in 1874, at the age of just 29. John married his second wife, Emily Jane Gledhill (b. Albert Park, 1854) in Emerald Hill, Melbourne, in 1877. John and Emily then settled in Smythesdale, near Ballarat, where the first of their eight children were born, and later in Castlemaine, where they lived until their deaths. Provenance: Inherited from his father John Hughes (1810-1871) by John Frankland Hughes (1834-1902); thence by descent through the Australian family.

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        Camilla eine Oper in 3 Akten... mit Deutsch=und Italienischem Texte in Klavierauszug übertragen von C. Cannabich. No. 94. Prix 24 Fr: [Piano-vocal score].

      Bonn: N. Simrock [PN 94], [ca. 1799]. Oblong folio. Decorative paper boards with dark green morocco title label gilt to spine, marbled edges, original publisher's dark pink upper wrapper with titling within decorative border bound in. 1f. (recto title, verso cast list and table of contents), 3-189, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Text in Italian and German. With "Stuttgart, bei G.A. Zumsteeg" overpaste below imprint and small contemporary signature to upper margin of title. Binding slightly worn, wrapper with some soiling, staining, and wear. Occasional light soiling, staining, and creasing, heavier to some leaves; repairs to pp. 1-7, 11-12, and final leaf, just touching text and staff lines to page 1. First Edition, second issue. Schneider, Musikverlag N. Simrock, no. 30. Eitner VII, p. 279. BUC, p. 273. Grove Music Online. OCLC no. 7968996. Camilla, a dramma semiserio to a libretto by Giuseppe Carpani after Benoît-Joseph Marsollier des Vivetières, was first performed at the Kärntnertortheater in Vienna on February 28, 1799. "In its concentration of macabre settings, abnormal behaviour and grotesque juxtapositions of comic and serious elements, Camilla is the most shocking of Paer's semi-serious operas... [Paer] was one of the central figures in the development of opera semiseria during the first decade of the 19th century." Scott L. Balthazar and Julian Budden in Grove Music Online.

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        Rare and Early Masonic Documents in Original Vellum Pouch, from an Era of Intense Persecution, by the Spanish Inquisition; From Little Known Georgetown Lodge in the Balearic Islands.

      Georgetown [El Castell in Minorca], 1799. Two original manuscript signed Masonic notices confirming the admittance and the initiation of a John Story into the brotherhood, loosely housed within his original string-tied vellum wrap with freemason related inscriptions and his signature to interior. Double leafs, one of which measures approximately 20 x 32 cm and bears the Britannia watermark, the other measuring approximately 20 x 24,4 cm; each fastened with a wide coloured ribbon, each with Masonic order ink stamp, one with remnants of a red wax seal. Signed in the original by several parties. Loss to the bottom quarter of one rear leaf of (blank), text faint, otherwise in very good condition. Exceedingly rare and early Masonic documents from an era of heightened persecution by the Spanish Inquisition and the Roman Catholic Church, these pertain to John Story, an officer of the 4th Battalion Royal Artillery, who was a member of Lodge No. 5 at Andalusia, Spain during British occupation of Minorca. According to these documents, he was admitted into the brotherhood 13 October 1793, then initiated and formally declared at Georgetown (now called Es Castell ), in Minorca, Spain, on 25 June 1799. An inscription on the inside of the vellum wrap suggests that Mr. Story may have connections to Beckford, Worcestershire. Another inscription is similar to the document's text in that it confirms John Story's fraternal membership as a Royal Arch Super Excellent Mason at Andalusia. A faint stamp is dated 1794. Royal Arch Freemasonry is represented here, the origins of which are particularly ambiguous. Historians generally agree that the Holy Royal Arch dates back to the mid-18th century, not long before these two documents were made. Although glimpses of Royal Arch vocabulary appear in Masonic literature from the 1720s, the first verifiable appearance of Royal Arch Masonry is from Ireland and dates to the 1740s, during a Dublin procession. According to the archives of Lodge No. 21, the "Royal Arch" was also carried in a procession by "two excellent Masons" through Youghal, Ireland, on 27 December 1743. In 18th century England, the role and purpose of Royal Arch Masonry long debated between the two rival umbrella organisations of Freemasonry.. Manuscript.

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        [Two autograph letters, signed, attempting to secure promised payments for the booty of the captured English frigate HMS Liverpool by the French privateer Le Grand Décidé , one addressed to Auguste-Anne de Bergevin, Commissaire principal de Marine in Bordeaux, and the other to the brothers Amédée & Eugene Larrieu in Bordeaux, who sold the booty].Bordeaux, 30 June & 18 November 1820. Folio (32.5 x 21 cm) & 4to (19.5 x 20.5 cm). In dark brown ink on paper.

      Two letters by Jacques René Pleuc (or possibly Pleve), officer of the infamous French 18-gun privateer Le Grand Décidé which had been operating out of Bordeaux since 1799 under its captain Duchesne Lasalle for its owner Pierre Leleu. With the capture of the English frigate Liverpool off the coast of Brittany near Brest in 1799, Jacques René was made Capitaine de Prise giving him responsibility for the captured ship. In the first letter, he writes to Auguste-Anne Bergevin (1753-1831) the relevant authority at Bordeaux, complaining that Leleu has still not paid the promised share of the proceeds from the sale of the booty, which was carried out by the brothers Amédée and (Joseph?) Eugène Larrieu in Bordeaux. The second letter is addressed to the Larrieu brothers, still trying to secure payment, referring to the earlier letter and naming the ship and the amount of money (5000 francs), not noted in the first letter.The first letter somewhat tattered at the head with the loss of parts of 3 or 4 words and both were formerly folded for sending. Both are in good condition. A fascinating primary source providing a window into the logistics and finance of a privateering venture.

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        THE ADDRESS OF THE MINORITY IN THE VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE TO THE PEOPLE OF THAT STATE; CONTAINING A VINDICATION OF THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE ALIEN AND SEDITION LAWS [caption title]

      [Richmond, 1799. 16pp. Bound to style in antique half calf and marbled boards, untrimmed. This pamphlet is usually attributed to Henry Lee, and contains no regular titlepage. After Jefferson wrote the famous Virginia Resolutions against the Alien and Sedition Acts in 1798, they passed the legislature by a large margin. Henry Lee, a committed Federalist and long- time opponent of Jefferson, produced this counter- argument on behalf of the minority legislators. A rare and important pamphlet. ESTC W19502. EVANS 36635. SABIN 100423.

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        JOURNAL OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BEING THE FIRST SESSION OF THE SIXTH CONGRESS, BEGAN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, DECEMBER 2D, 1799.

      John Ward Fenno, 1799 [ie, 1800], Philadelphia: - 336, [2], xx pp. Original marbled boards and half sheep [rubbed, front hinge starting]. Gilt-lettered black morocco spine label. Contemporary ownership signature of John Bird. Scattered light foxing, Very Good. President Adams's Message and the Senate's response treat-- in addition to relations with England and France-- "the arts and calumnies of factious designing men" who "have excited open rebellion a second time in Pennsylvania." They "have openly resisted the law, directing the valuation of houses and lands." The reference is to John Fries and his colleagues, who were defendants in the first American treason trials, the first case to define treason as a violation of the Sedition Act. They were convicted of levying war against the United States by forcibly resisting execution of a statute, here the hated Window Tax, which imposed the first direct federal tax. See 9 Fed. Cases 847 et seq. Just as Washington had pardoned the Whiskey Insurrectionists, who had similarly been convicted of treason, so President Adams pardoned Fries. Additionally, the Journal has proceedings resulting from the death of George Washington, including a letter to Congress from Martha Washington. Material also appears on Weights and Measures; the Mint; the Judiciary Act [the attempt to repeal it provided the first test of Jefferson's strength in the following year]; the Aurora and its publisher, William Duane, who were charged with having committed seditious libel; Connecticut's cession of the Western Reserve; sale of lands in the Northwest Territory. Evans 38749. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Geheime Geschichte der Rastadter Friedensverhandlungen in Verbindung mit den Staatshändeln dieser Zeit. Von einem Schweizer.

      Germanien 1799 - 6 in 7 Bdn. 8°. Reich goldgepr. Halbleder d. Zt. Kapitale an 4 Stellen minimal verletzt, insgesamt sehr dekoratives, schönes Expl. Sprache: Deutsch 1.100 gr. Reich goldgepr. Halbleder d. Zt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        \"Salzburger Fürstenkalender 1800\" [Ausgabe unter Erzbischof Hieronymus Graf Colloredo, Kalendarium, 92 Wappen und Erläuterungen: Städte, Bistümer und adelige Domherren.]

      (Salzburg, 1799). Rot-schwarzer Kupferstich mit altkolorierten Wappen. ca. 110 x 48 cm. Auf Leinen aufgezogen. Alt-Koloriert. - Gefaltet, einige Fehlstellen alt hinterlegt. - Äusserst selten. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Salis

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        An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations.

      Three vols., 8vo., xii + 499 + (1) and (2) + vi + 518 + (6) and vii + (1) + 465 + (50)pp., including the three half-titles, uniformly bound in contemporary tree calf, flat spines gilt and lettered in the compartments, joints a little rubbed and minor abrasions on spine of vol.II, otherwise a near-fine set, internally fresh and unblemished.Publisher: London: A. Strahan; and T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies.Year: 1799Edition:

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        A Summary History of New-England Comprehending a General Sketch of the American War

      Dedham: Printed for the Author, by H. Mann and J. H. Adams, 1799. First Edition. 8vo; [1-9] 513pp. + 1p. Notes and 2pp. Subscriber's List; contemporary calf with red morocco label on spine gilt-stamped with author and title, joints a trifle rubbed, corners bumped and rubbed, foxing to endpapers, a bit of light foxing scattered through the text, dampstain to top edge and first 9 pages, ex-libris of Bangor Athenaeum and ownership signature of prominent Bangor lawyer, Thomas A. Hill, on front pastedown and repeated on gutter margin of page 25. An attractive copy in a nice contemporary binding. Hannah Adams (1755-1831), born in Medfield, MA, was the first American woman who sought to make her living by writing. She published her first book, AN ALPHABETICAL COMPENDIUM OF VARIOUS SECTS in 1784 which saw several printings in the US and England and a second edition. Adams' MEMOIR (1832) testifies to the difficulty of female authorship during her time. This work, A SUMMARY HISTORY OF NEW-ENGLAND, in particular was the cause of a controversy with two male authors. She followed this book with THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS (1812), and LETTERS ON THE GOSPELS, as well as a posthumously published autobiography. These titles testify to her tenacity and scholarship, which was highly regarded in her day. Thomas A. Hill (1773-1864), the original owner of this book, was among the first lawyers to practice in Bangor Maine. His home, in the Greek Revival style, designed by Richard Upjohn, is now the home of the Bangor Historical Society Museum. NAW I, pp. 9-10. AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS, pp. 12-13. FEMINIST COMPANION, p. 7. WOMEN'S WRITING IN THE UNITED STATES, pp. 9-10. TIMELINES OF AMERICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY, p. 306 ("The first woman to earn her livelihood from writing is Hannah Adams"). THE BOOK OF WOMEN'S FIRSTS, pp. 7-8. Evans 18318.

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

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

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        Philosophie de l'Univers. Troisieme edition. Paris

      Goujon 1799 - Third edition. 8vo, 339pp, contemporary full calf [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Philosophie de l'univers Troisième édition Augmentée de plusieurs notes et d'une table des matières

      Paris: chez Goujon Fils,, 1799 (Fructidor, An VII). Octavo (196 x 120 mm). Late 19th or early 20th century half calf and marbled boards by George J. Swayne of Brooklyn, spine decorated gilt in compartments, morocco labels, marbled edges and endpapers. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. Engraved armorial bookplate of Alexis and Elizabeth du Pont of Rencourt to front pastedown. Paper very lightly toned, very occasional spotting; frontispiece a little frayed at top, image unaffected; a very good copy. Third and final edition of Dupont's "treatise attempting to state a philosophy of life" (Saricks), first published in 1792 and addressed to his long-time friend Lavoisier. "From the dates given at the beginning of the book, the Philosophie de l'univers was apparently written between December 20, 1792, and June 10,1793. With the Philosophie, Dupont included the Oromasis, a prose-poem which, according to his statement in the preface, was written while he was concealed in the observatory after August 10. Although of inferior quality, this little work displays the same sublime optimism which Condorcet was able to muster in somewhat similar circumstances while composing his famous essay on human progress... The basis of his 'philosophy of the universe' is that nothing is done by chance. Providential laws direct the whole universe, as accords with good physiocratic doctrine" (ibid.).

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        The Gospel its own Witness: or, The Holy Nature, and Divine Harmony of the Christian Religion, Contrasted with the Immorality and Absurdity of Deism.

      Clipstone 1799 - Woodcut tail-pieces and vignette on p.178. First Edition. 8vo. [iii]-xii, 349 pp. Recently bound in grey paper covered boards, lettered on a paper label. [ebc5338] Clipstone: printed by J. W. Morris; sold by Button, Pater-noster Row; Gardiner, Cavendish Square; Ogle, Great Turn-Stile; and Williams, Stationers Court, London; Ogle, Edinburgh and Glasgow; James, Bristol; and Brightly, Bungay. Lacking the half title. Bound with: Mr Fuller's Letters to Mr. Vidler, or the Doctrine of Universal Salvation. First Edition. 8vo. 108pp. Clipstone: printed by and for J. W. Morris. Sold by Button & Son, T. Conder, T. Williams, and T. Gardiner, London; also by Ogle & Aikman, Edinburgh; and Ogle, Glasgow, 1802. Priced at Eighteen Pence. And Letters to an Universalist: Containing A Review of the Controversy Between Mr. Vidler and Mr. Fuller; on the Doctrine of Universal Salvation. By Scrutator. First Edition. 8vo. viii, 182 pp. Clipstone: printed by and for J. W. Morris. Sold by Button & Son, T. Conder, T. Williams, and T. Gardiner, London; and also by Ogle & Aikman, Edinburgh; and Ogle, Glasgow, 1802. Priced at Three Shillings. A note on the title identifies "Scrutator" as Rev. Mr. Jerram. All three works have suffered a certain amount of spotting or foxing, having been kept in the rather damp atmosphere. They were bound together and kept in the Baptist Library, in North Street Bristol since 1802, as indicated by the inscriptions on the front free endleaves, which have been retained. The first work cost the library 5 shillings, the second 1 shilling 6 pence and the third 3 shillings, and they originally cost 3 shillings to bind. The original binding is no more, but an old booklabel from the "Bristol Education Society Lecture Room" has also been saved. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Georg Vancouvers Reisen nach dem nördlichen Theile der Südsee während der Jahre 1790 bis 1795. Aus dem Englisch übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen begleitet von Joh. Friedr. Wilh. Herbst. Erster - Zweiter Band. (Complete).

      Berlin, Voss, 1799-1800. Two volumes in two. 8vo (20.4 x 12.6 cm). Title pages to each volume, 796 pp. [(1)-386; (v)-viii, (3)-406; including half-title to second volume]. Two large double-folded aquatinted views, one very large, multi-folded engraved map. Uniform marbled paper covered boards. Two small black morocco labels with title and volume number on the spines.l Early, probably first German translation of the results of this important exploration of the northernmost part of the Pacific Ocean. The large map shows the North American coastal region from northern Baja California to Kodiak Island in Alaska, and the western Pacific from the northern Philippines to Kamchatka. Other ports of call were Tenerife, Cape of Good Hope, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and Hawaii, where the ship stayed during the winter of 1791-1792. Vancouver brought back "Charles" Towereroo, the first Hawaiian man to visit Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The original English edition ("A voyage of discovery to the north Pacific Ocean, and around the world, in which the coast of northwest America, has been carefully examined and accurately surveyed...") was originally published in 1798. George Vancouver (1757-1798) had been on board Cook's Endeavour during its first and third voyage. This voyage was a follow up to Cook's third voyage to the northern Pacific and filled in many blanks. However, like Cook, Vancouver could not find a navigable passage between the Pacific and North Atlantic Ocean. Vancouver Island (which he showed to be an island) and the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, are named after him. Henze lists this work as volumes 18 and 19 of a series, "Magasin von merkwüdrigen neuen Reisebeschreibungen". Unmarked, spotless copies. A very nice set. Henze 5, p. 384; Sabin, 98444.

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        Alexander Volta\'s meteorologische Beobachtungen besonders über die atmosphärische Elektricität. Aus dem Italiänischen mit Anmerkungen des Herausgebers und Kupfern. Mit 1 gefalt. Kupfer im Anhang

      Leipzig: in der Müllerschen Buchhandlung 1799 HLDr. der Zeit, xvi, 274 Seiten, kl. 8°, mit vergoldetem Rückenschildchen. Einband leicht berieben und abgegriffen. Kopfkapitalbereich leicht beschabt. Titel mehrfach gestempelt; alte Besitzersignaturen. Seiten ganz leicht altersgebräunt/-fleckig, sonst sehr guter Zustand.Alte Drucke, Physik

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

      London: Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies,, 1799. In Three Volumes. The Ninth Edition. 3 volumes, octavo (208 x 130 mm). Contemporary tree calf, red morocco labels to spine, the latter ruled in Greek key roll, black morocco roundels lettered in gilt, edges specked red and black. Joints and spine ends skilfully repaired, corners a little bumped, endpapers a little discoloured and marked with creases, worm-damage to rear pages and cover of vol. II, contents bright and clean, overall a very good set. Ninth edition of Smith's highly influential work, which was first published in 1776. One of 2,000 copies printed according to Keith Tribe. "The Wealth of Nations had no rival in scope or depth when published and is still one of the few works in its field to have achieved classic status, meaning simply that it has sustained yet survived repeated reading, critical and adulatory, long after the circumstances which prompted it have become the object of historical enquiry" (ODNB).

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