The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1799

        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]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
 1.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
 2.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: www.nautiek.nl]
 3.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Classic Books and Ephemera]
 4.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius]
 5.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        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. ‘The Duff’ 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 ‘The Duff Group’, 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 ‘Hill Catalogue’ 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: • 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 • Binding: tight and secure leather binding • References: Hill, Pacific Voyages, 1894; Sabin 49480 o Sabin: “on large paper included in Cavendish Pelham’s The World, or, the Present State of the Universe.” • Language: English • 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]

      [Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop]
 7.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        [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.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
 8.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS]
 9.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, ]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        [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.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
 11.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Klaus Schöneborn]
 13.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        \"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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
 14.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        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:

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books]
 15.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
 16.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
 17.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Philosophie de l'Univers. Troisieme edition. Paris

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

      [Bookseller: Far Eastern Booksellers / Kyokuto Shoten]
 18.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 19.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
 21.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        La Banque rendue facile aux principales nations de l'Europe; Suivie d'un nouveau Traite de l'Achat et de la Vente des Matieres d'Or et d'Argent: avec l'Art de tenir les Livres en parties doubles

      de l'Imprimerie de Leroy An. VII (1799), a Lyon - Piccola sbecchettatura e imperfezioni al dorso, marginale percorso di tarlo estinto che interessa circa 15 carte senza alcuna compromissione del testo XVI + 540; XII + (2) + 12 + (30) + 41 + (4) + 30 c.c. + 46 p. 260x210 mm p.pelle cordonata coeva (5 nervi) con tassello e fregi oro al dorso

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
 23.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        La Thréicie, ou la seule voie des sciences divines et humaines, du culte vrai et de la morale.

      Moutardier, Paris 1799 - In-8 de 8-440-(1) pp., demi-basane brune à petits coins, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge (reliure de l'époque). Édition originale rare. « Livre curieux et peu connu » de Gabriel-André Aucler qui chercha à restaurer le culte païen sous la Révolution française et inspira à Gérard de Nerval un portrait pour sa galerie des Illuminés. Stanislas Guaita lui-même nota sur son exemplaire : « Il est surprenant que l'abbé Constant n'ait point été frappé par toutes les beautés et toutes les vérités ésotériques que renferme La Thréicie, sous une forme païenne et d'un archaïsme étrange. Les amateurs de la Science, si souvent calomniée sous le nom de magie trouveront dans ce livre des vues infiniment précieuses et qu'ils seraient fort empechés de trouver ailleurs » (Bibliothèque occulte, 24). Cet avocat berrichon, né vers 1750, fut très vite impressionné par les tendances mystiques et illuministes qui entourèrent les débuts de la Révolution française. La voie qu'il choisit fut celle du paganisme. D'ailleurs Gérard de Nerval, dans les Illuminés, l'a appelé "le dernier païen". Déçu par les fêtes de la déesse Raison, il se revêtit d'une longue robe à l'antique, s'entoura de quelques disciples et se fit appeler Quintus Aucler. Parmi les idées qu'il exposa dans son livre La Thréicie, paru en 1799, on remarque avant tout un retour aux dieux déchus de l'Antiquité et au calendrier romain. Ce retour au paganisme ne fut pas un succès. La plupart de ses disciples l'abandonnèrent. Il mourut en 1815 après avoir, selon toute apparence, renié ce qu'il finit par appeler ses erreurs. (Bechtel & Carrière, Livre des bizarres). Bon exemplaire. Le faux-titre manque. Quérard, I, 117 ; Caillet, I, 516. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
 24.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Silhouetten. 20 Radierungen nach Tuschezeichnungen vermutlich von Hausdorff.

      Drucke auf Bütten (teils mit angeschnittenem Wasserzeichen). Mit der Einfassungslinie, selten auf diese geschnitten. Ca. 7,2 x 5,5 cm im Oval. Die Medaillonbildnisse der Delegierten der ersten Nationalversammlung der Bataver Republik sind in "Geschiedenis der staatsregeling, voor het Bataafsche volk" (Die Geschichte der Verfassung, die Bataver Menschen) von Cornelius Rogge, Amsterdam 1799 erschienen. Dargestellt sind u.a.: J.B.Verheijen (1746-1814), E.J. Greve, J. H. Stoffenberg (1749-1838), J.W. Evers. - Verso mit Montagestreifen. Papier stellenweise ausgedünnt und mit kleineren Altersspuren.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
 25.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
 26.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Voyage Pittoresque de la Syrie, de la Phoenicie, de la Palestine et de la Basse-Egypte, gravées sur les dessins et sous la direction de L.-F. Cassas, peintre.

      Imprimerie de la République, Paris 1799 - 30 parts as issued in blue printed folder with a total of 192 plates, without a title page, and with text by La Porte du Theil, Legrand and Langlès, introduction by Volney, Original Edition, in very good condition, published in Paris by Imprimerie de la République An VI & VII (1799-1800). Composition of the plates is as follows: - 1st livraison: Text. - 2nd livraison: 9 plates - 3rd livraison: 8 plates including 23 bis - 4th livraison: 4 plates - 5th livraison: 5 plates - 6th livraison: 6 plates - 7th livraison: 6 plates - 8th livraison: 6 plates - 9th livraison: 7 plates - 10th livraison: 7 plates - 11th livraison: 10 plates - 12th livraison: 7 plates to include 109 bis - 13th livraison: 7 plates to include 118 bis - 14th livraison: 7 plates to include 127 bis - 15th livraison: 9 plates - 16th livraison: 6 plates - 17th livraison: 6 plates - 18th livraison: 6 plates - 19th livraison: 7 plates - 20th livraison: 6 plates - 21st livraison: 6 plates - 22nd livraison: 6 plates - 23rd livraison: 6 plates - 24th livraison: 6 plates - 25th livraison: 7 plates - 26th livraison: 7 plates to include 51 bis - 27th livraison: 6 plates - 28th livraison: 6 plates - 29th livraison: 7 plates of which 1 pl. of the isle of Phyla - 30th livraison: 6 plates EXTREMELY RARE. THE MOST COMPLETE SET THAT HAS APPEARED ON THE MARKET SINCE PUBLICATION. It contains 192 plates which is the maximum number of plates encountered in any publication to this date. Louis François Cassas (1756-1827) was a distinguished French landscape painter, sculptor, architect, archaeologist and antiquary. This is a monumental pictorial account of his travels in the Middle East and it was commissioned by the French ambassador to the Ottoman court. From 1784 to 1786, Cassas lived and worked at the French embassy in Constantinople. In 1784 he accompanied the Count Choiseul-Gouffier, the French Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, on his mission to Constantinople. Commissioned by him, he travelled from 1784 to 1787 engaged in making drawings for the Ambassador's second volume of "Voyage Pittoresque de la Grèce", published in 1809. He visited Egypt from October to December 1785, and drew the antiquities of Alexandria, the pyramids of Giza and the mosques of Cairo. Shortly afterwards he made several drawings of Palmyra, in the desert of Syria, visited the Holy Land and illustrated the ruins of Baalbec in Lebanon. He also painted Palestine, Cyprus and Asia Minor, drawing ancient Middle Eastern sites, many of which had never been recorded. At the beginning of the French Revolution, the artist returned to France via Rome, arriving in Paris in 1792. The result of his labours then appeared in the "Voyage Pittoresque de la Syrie, de la Phoénicie, de la Palestine, et de la Basse Egypte", which he began publishing in 1799. The originals of his works in oil paintings for both voyages were deposited in the Bibliothèque Royale. This work was intended to comprise 330 plates, with accompanying text, but only 30 parts were issued, without a title page, and with text to accompany the first seven parts only. Copies vary in the number of plates: Atabey considers 'around 180' as standard. Bibliographic references: Blackmer II - 455 - Quérard II - 67-68 - Gay 46 - Weber II 832. Atabey 201 (179 plates); Blackmer 295 (178 plates; wrongly described as 180); RIBA 580 (183 plates); Brunet I, 1616; Cohen-de Ricci 204-5 (173 plates, and also mentions an unspecified copy with 192); Monglond IV, 993-1005 (180 plates); Tobler 134; Brunet 1, 1616; Gay 46; Ibrahim Hilmy 121; .Rohricht 1498. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: FOLIOS LIMITED]
 27.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Voyage dans les États-Unis d'Amérique, fait en 1795, 1796 et 1797.

      chez Du Pont, Buisson, Charles Pougens 1799-an VII, A Paris - 8 vol. in-8 de XXIV-365 pp. ; (4)-IV-349 pp. ; (4)-IV-384 pp. ; (4)-III-349 pp. ; (4)-IV-400 pp. ; (4)-III-336 pp. ; (4)-IV-366 pp. ; (6)-244 pp., 3 cartes repliées, tableaux, bradel papier brique, pièce de de titre de maroquin vert (reliure de l'époque). Édition originale. 3 cartes et 9 tableaux (carte générale des Etats-Unis, cartes des provinces septentrionales et méridionales de ce pays). « Cette oeuvre maîtresse de la connaissance des Etats-Unis pour les Français, avant celle de Tocqueville, est une monumentale description du nouveau pays en pleine formation. L'auteur est intéressé en premier lieu par la description du système politique et économique de cet état réaliste et pragmatique. Il décrit donc avant tout les hommes, les villes, les campagnes cultivées et les centres nerveux de ces états. L'oeuvre qui en résulte est un chef d'oeuvre de géographie humaine et une mine d'or pour les historiens de l'Amérique du Nord » (D. Boremann, In Centre de recherches sur la littérature des voyages). Très bon exemplaire. Petites usures au cartonnage avec quelques manques de papier. Sabin, 39056 ; Fay, p. 39. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Handbuch der Naturgeschichte für Deutschlands Jugend, zunächst für die obern Klassen in Bürgerschulen und für den häuslichen Unterricht. 1. Band

      Frankfurt am Main: in der Behrenschen Buchhandlung 1799 - Nur 1. Band (Allgemeine Einleitung in die Naturgeschichte, das Tierreich), Pbd. der Zeit mit blauem goldgeprägten Rückenschildchen, XVI+622 Seiten u. 10 Seiten des Registers, mit zahlreichen kolorierten Kupfern auf insgesamt 13 Tafeln (davon 9 zu diesem Band mit Tier-Abb., 2 mit Schmetterlingen u. 2 mit Pflanzen), 12 x 19 cm, Deckel abgeschürft, Papier auf dem Rücken gerissen, innen altersbedingt stockfleckig u. braunfelckig, Tafel Nr. 3 unten eingerissen u. mit Papierstriefen gefestigt, sonst schön, altersgemäß guter Zustand. Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
 29.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Ramberg, Johann Heinrich. - "Das überraschte Liebespaar auf dem Diwan".

      - Historische Künstlergrafik. Umrissradierung , teilkoloriert, 1799. Von Johann Heinrich Ramberg. 27,2 x 34,6 cm (Darstellung) / 39,4 x 37,7 cm (Blatt). Vom Künstler in der Platte unten links mit "J H Ramberg fec." signiert. - Das Blatt zeigt auf ovalem Grundriss ein Liebespaar auf einem Diwan. Ein weiterer Mann betritt die Szenerie, öffnet den Vorhang und überrascht die Liebenden. Zu seinen Füssen ist ein kleiner Hund zu sehen, ein Papagei sitzt vor seinem Käfig. - Blatt gebräunt, mit deutlichem Lichtrand. Schmalrandig beschnitten. Im Randbereich etwas fleckig. Oben mit leichter, diagonaler Knickspur. Verso oben im Passepartout montiert. Insgesamt im guten Erhaltungszustand. Johann Heinrich Ramberg (1763 bei Hannover - 1840 Hannover) war ein deutscher Kunstmaler und Satiriker. Als Zeichner, Karikaturist und (Buch-)Illustrator insbesondere zu literarischen Werken, befreundet und bekannt mit bedeutenden Verlegern und Dichtern, ?zählte er zu den Großen seiner Zeit? Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Graphikantiquariat Koenitz]
 30.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        VOYAGE DU JEUNE ANACHARSIS EN GRÈCE, dans le milieu du quatrième siècle avant l'ère vulgaire. Quatrième édition. [7 volumes de texte et un atlas].

      1799 - Paris, Didot jeune, an septième [1799]. Sept volumes in-8 (140 X 220 mm) et un atlas in-folio (272 X 440 mm) maroquin bleu-vert à grain long, encadrement de large dentelle dorée et roulette à froid sur les plats, dos cinq nerfs plats ornés et sertis de filets dorés, fleurons à froid et dorés dans les compartiments, guirlandes en queue et tête, coupes et coiffes ornées, bordure intérieure à froid dans un encadrement de filets dorés, tranches dorées (Simier, relieur du roi). Tome I : VIII pages, portrait frontispice, CLII pages, 367 pages - Tome II : (1) f. blanc et (2) ff. de titre et table des chapitres, 517 pages - Tome III : (1) f. blanc et (2) ff. de titre et table des chapitres, 496 pages - Tome IV : VIII pages, 507 pages, (1) f. blanc - Tome V : VIII pages, 495 pages, (1) f. blanc - Tome VI : VIII pages, 454 pages, (1) f. blanc - Tome VII : VIII pages, 552 pages, (1) f. blanc - ATLAS : portrait, 56 pages, IV pages, (1) f. d'explication des médailles, 1 planche de médaille au format grand in-octavo (206 X 280 mm), 36 planches. Ex-libris non identifié : cachet héraldique encré sur les faux-titre des volumes de texte et de l'atlas. Décolorations et quelques frottements et défauts d'usage aux reliures, coiffes de l'atlas habilement restaurées et ses gardes renouvelées, les tomes II et III ont été reliés sans les faux-titre, le tome I sans le premier feuillet blanc. QUATRIÈME ÉDITION, la dernière revue et augmentée par l'auteur, la plus complète et l'une des plus belles de ce récit de voyage imaginaire servant de prétexte à une excellente histoire de la Grèce antique. Elle a été réalisée sur les presses de DIDOT jeune. UN DES CINQUANTE EXEMPLAIRES NUMÉROTÉS ET IMPRIMÉS SUR PAPIER VERGÉ DE HOLLANDE (n°31), seul tirage de luxe. L'atlas contient 36 PLANCHES de cartes et vues gravées sur cuivre, les délimitations de 9 cartes ayant été coloriées. Ce tirage de luxe est enrichi dans l'atlas de DEUX PORTRAITS de l'abbé Barthélemy : un en frontispice par Langlois d'après le buste d'Houdon et l'autre dans une planche hors-texte au format grand in-octavo insérée avant le feuillet d'explication des médailles dessiné et gravé par A. Saint-Aubin d'après la médaille de Duvivier. L'atlas comporte également 50 pages d'analyse critique des cartes de J. D. Barbié du Bocage, deux pages d'une note relative à la planche représentant les deux frontons du Parthénon, quatre pages d'une pièce en vers adressée par Fontanes à l'abbé Barthélemy et une page de description des médailles. La table annonce 40 planches numérotées, mais la "Carte générale de la Grèce avec ses colonies", qui forme le n°1 de l'atlas, n'a été publiée qu'en 1811, et manque conséquemment aux exemplaires reliés avant cette date. Notre exemplaire a également été relié sans la planche n°2 intitulée "Carte particulière de la Grèce et de ses Iles", et les planches 30 et 31 qui représentent respectivement la "Carte de la Messénie" et la "Carte de la Laconie et de l'île de Cythère". Le premier volume de texte contient en frontispice un PORTRAIT de Barthélemy dessiné d'après nature et gravé par Aug. Saint Aubin. Jean-Jacques BARTHÉLÉMY (1716-1795), savant littérateur de l'Académie française, archéologue et numismate, mit près de trente années à préparer son ouvrage à la prodigieuse érudition sur l'ancienne civilisation grecque. Cet ouvrage, publié une première fois en 1788, lui fut inspiré par un voyage qu'il fit en Italie en 1755, au cours duquel les souvenirs de l'antiquité classique, ravivée par le vif intérêt archéologique des fouilles de Pompéï, s'imposèrent à son esprit jusqu'à faire revivre pour lui en une résurrection idéale ce monde lointain. Le succès du "Voyage du jeune Anacharsis", véritable somme des connaissances du XVIIIe siècle sur la Grèce antique, contribua à développer le goût de l'Antique en France et en Europe et à diffuser le goût néoclassique. Gérard Oberlé souligne dans sa notice de la "Bibliothèque bachique" que cet ouvrage contient notamment de nombreuses informati [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ERIC CASTERAN]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

      London: A Strahan, T. Cadell, and W. Davies,, 1799 Three volumes. Ninth edition, bound with half-titles. Finely bound in contemporary dark brown tree calf, with contrasting red and black title labels to the spine, lettered and decorated in gilt, all edges speckled pale brown. Very good, Vol. I with the some very discreet and minor repairs to the spines, some light chipping to the otherwise bright spines, former owner's bookplates to the front pastedowns, light staining to the first and last leaves of the text block, Vol. I with a bookseller's plate to the front pastedown, Vol. II with a faint spot to the fore edge, otherwise very clean and bright pages. Overall, a sturdy and very handsome copy. This copy of The Wealth of Nations was previously owned by George Clinton Fairchild Williams, who served as the president of the Connecticut Historical Society from 1919-1922, and bears his bookplates. First published in 1776, The Wealth of Nations is a seminal text on modern economic thought that was printed five times during the author's lifetime, all of which have become very scarce. This ninth edition is the fourth posthumous edition and is largely unchanged from the fourth edition of 1786 where Smith states that he has "made no alterations of any kind." Hailed as "The first and greatest classic of modern economic thought," The Wealth of Nations is Smith's meditation on the influence of labor on economic development, the relationship of a nation's economy to its national development, and the intellectual underpinnings of a free-market economic system. A groundbreaking text, The Wealth of Nations had immediate widespread impact and continues to be a pillar of economic theory today. Indeed, the authors of Printing and the Mind of Man aver that "Where the political aspects of human rights had taken two centuries to explore, Smith's achievement was to bring the study of economic aspects to the same point in a single work." PMM 221.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        THE PSALMS OF DAVID,

      - imitated in the Language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship. Pp. [ii]+256+[22](index), engraved frontispiece portrait; [bound with] HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS. In three books. I. Collected from the Scriptures. II. Composed on divine subjects. III. Prepared for the Lord's Supper. Pp. [ii]+236+[8](index); small f'cap. 12mo; early full red morocco, the spine lettered and decorated in gilt compartments, the boards with decorative gilt border and gilt edges, a trifle rubbed, light water stain to lower portion of upper board, with heavier stain (and resultant bleaching of colour) to corresponding area of lower board, small piece chipped from bottom fore-corner of lower board; a.e.g.; ribbon marker; marbled endpapers; bookplate on upper pastedown, inked signature (dated 1799) on verso of upper free endpaper, tiny inked inscription on final blank, the frontispiece faintly offset, a little light foxing; printed for L. Wayland, London, 1795; 1792. * With an early horizontal fore-edge painting (of New York harbour) beneath the gilt. Isaac Watts (1674-1748) was one of the most popular writers of his time. The first edition of his \i Hymns was published in 1707, and his version of the \i Psalms of David originally appeared in 1719. According to the \i Dictionary of National Biography : 'The poetry of Watts took the religious world of dissent by storm. It gave an utterance, till then unheard in England, to the spiritual emotions, in their contemplation of God's glory in nature and his revelation in Christ and made hymn-singing a fervid devotional force.' [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
 33.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        A New Map of Sicily the First or the Kingdom of Naples.

      1799 - B. BAKER. A New Map of Sicily the First or the Kingdom of Naples. Original engraved map with colour, published by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London 1799. 720 x 525 mm. £395

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
 34.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Letters on Various Religious Subjects. The Result of a Correspondence. Published by Request.

      London: W. Baynes, n.d. (1799?). Undated, but Letter No. 2, to Dorcas on Women Speaking in the Church, is dated 1799. This and the use of the tall 's' throughout suggest a publication date not later than 1800. First edition. 12mo. 198pp. containing 42 letters by 'Onesimus' on a variety of Christian subjects. Original boards, paper spine. Hinges cracked but firm, and a neat repair of the bottom inch of the rear hinge else about fine. Listed as Part One on the title page, but we have not been able to discover whether any further parts were published and this work is complete in itself. Garnet Terry is usually known for his work as an artist/engraver and the author of several pamphlets on engraving. This work, apparently his only work on Christianity, provoked 'The Bank Note' by V. M'Culla in 1806. 'The Bank Note' has been called a 'virulent sectarian attack' on Terry's work. M'Culla identifies Terry as a 'minister of darkness' in Clare Court, Drury Lane. Exceedingly scarce; the British Library has no copy of this edition, only a copy of the second edition of 1808, and no copies of this edition are located at the LC or in OCLC. Very good.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
 35.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Denkwürdigkeiten für die Heilkunde und Geburtshülfe. (Und) Neue Denkwürdigkeiten für Aerzte und Geburtshelfer.

      Göttingen, Vandenhock-Ruprecht, bzw. Johann Georg Rosenbusch, 1794-1799. - 6 Teile in 3 Bänden und 1 Tafelmappe. 8°. 2 Bl., CXX, 254 S.; Titel, IV, S. 259-464, 1 Bl.; VIII, 348 S.; VI, S. 357 - 523; X II, 282, VIII, 341 S. Mit 3 (davon 1 kolorierten) gestochenen Titelvignetten und 14 (davon 1 kolorierten) gestochenen Tafeln. Pappbände des 20. Jahrhunderts. Blake 322 und 115. - Waller 7020 (nur für den ersten Band). - Sammlung zur Entwicklung der Geburtshilfe und der gynaekologischen Anatomie. - Exemplar in unbeschnittenen Verlagsbögen. 4 Kupfer doppelt vorhanden. Band 2 auf besserem Papier. Stellenweise stockfleckig. - Komplett selten.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
 36.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        A New Map Of The Kingdom Of Poland, With Its Dismembered Provinces And The Kingdm. Of Prussia. - London: Published 12th. May, 1799 by Laurie & Whittle, N° 53 Fleet Street':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Robert Laurie & James Whittle in London, dat. 1799, 48 x 65 Worms / Baynton-Williams, British map engravers, page 391 and 718. - Zeigt Polen, Litauen, Ukraine und das Königreich Preussen. - Oben links Titelkartusche. - Unten links Meilenzeiger.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
 37.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Letters Written During a Short Residence in Spain and Portugal

      Bristol: by Biggs and Cottle for T. N. Longman and O. Rees,, 1799. Octavo (211 x 125 mm). Contemporary tree sheep, smooth spine gilt-ruled in compartments, red morocco label, beaded roll gilt to board-edges. With 4 cancels inserted between sigs. L8 and M1, the pagination continuous (pp. 177-184) before recommencing at p. 177 in sig. M1r. Headcap supplied in sympathetic facsmile, some very light stripping and a small superficial hole to the front board, a few trivial marks to contents, old repair to closed tear at fore edge of L7 and bottom edge of sig. 2A1, small chip to lower outer corner of sig. M1, the text never affected. A very good copy in a bright and very well preserved contemporary binding. Second edition of Southey's first book of prose, which first appeared in 1797. Southey sailed for Portugal at the invitation of his uncle in November 1795 following his estrangement from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and stayed until the following May. "He visited Madrid, but spent most of his time in and around Lisbon. He obtained a good grounding in both Spanish and Portuguese, but was repelled by his encounter with the Roman Catholic church, a repulsion that proved permanent. In spite of this, and his disgust at the lack of cleanliness that he encountered, Southey enjoyed himself on this visit, an enjoyment manifest in Letters Written during a Short Residence in Spain and Portugal (1797), a miscellany of verse and prose which proved quite popular and soon went into a second edition" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        An Essay on Electricity, Explaining the Principles of that Useful Science; and Describing the Instruments... by the Late... with Corrections and Additions, by William Jones

      London: Printed by J. Dillon, and Co., for, and sold by, W. and S. Jones, 1799. Fifth edition. 8vo. xiv, 594, 14, 2 pp. Contemporary speckled calf, spine with double gilt rules, gilt lettered green label, gilt device of a bird to the other panels, the ownership inscription of a James Rule dated 1807 to the front pastedown. Frontispiece and 5 plates, all folding. Repair to the head of the spine and adjacent part of the upper joint, a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
 39.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        De mundo, Graece: cum duplici interpretatione Latinâ. Priore quidem L. Apulei; alterâ verò Guilielmi Budaei. Cum scholiis & castigationibus Bonaventurae Vulcanii tam in Aristotelem, quàm in utrunque eius interpretem. Accessit seorsim Gregorii Cyprii, encomium maris, Gracè, nunquam antea excusum. Et Pauli Silentiarii Iambica.Leiden, Officina Plantiniana, by Franciscus Raphelengius, 1591. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary vellum.

      - Adams A-1799; Breugelmans, Hoffman I, 285; Typ. Batava 292. Popular pseudo-Aristotelian text on the universe, here in the second edition by the Flemish humanist Bonaventura Vulcanius (1538-1613), with his exhaustive comments and the additional second part, printed by Plantin's son in law Franciscus Raphelengius. The text is given in Greek, followed by the Latin translation by Apuleius (ca. 124-170) and the translation by the French scholar Guillaume Budé (1467-1540). First edition by Vulcanius was published by the same printer in 1587. The second part, not included in the first edition, contains the Praise of the sea by Gregorius Cyprius, and Paulus Silentiarios's poem on the Hot springs of Pythia, both in Greek. With bookplate and a manuscript note. Somewhat browned, but otherwise in good condition.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books]
 40.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Don Quichotte de la Manche. Traduit de l'espagnol de Michel de Cervantes par Florian. Ouvrage posthume avec figures.

      P. Didot l'Ainé, L'an VII (1799.), Paris - 9x14. 6 tomos en 3 vols. de 230pp. + 1h. 232pp., 1h. 276 + 253pp. y 248 + 232pp. Frontis. en cada tomo (6 láminas grabadas en total.) Bisagra anterior debilitada en el vol 1. Por lo demás, buenos ejemplares. Hubo otras dos ediciones publicada por Didot en 1799, pero de mayor tamaño y con láminas de Lefebvre y Lebarbier. La de esta ed. son copias bastante crudas de las de la edición de la Real Academia Española. Esta ed. no está en Rius. Simón Díaz (VIII 1258 (3)) recoge una edición de estas características fechada en 1800, comentando que es una reimpresión furtiva de la edición de 1799. En el catálogo de la BNE se describe otra edición que parece conformar a esta, excepto en que sus láminas están firmadas, mietras estas son anónimas. Solamente encontramos una referencia precisa en Palau (52764 nota.) Holandesa piel de época, con puntas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
 41.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        HISTOIRE NATURELLE OISEAUX PAR LE CEN LACEPEDE [18 VOLUMES]

      Paris: A La Librairie Ste´re´otype De P. Didot L'Aine´ ... Et Firmin Didot. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1799. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; Aprox 3.5" x 5.5". This monumental work totaling 127 volumes and published in sections was highly regarded for it's scientific approach and description of many new species. 3/4 black calf over marbled boards. Here presented is the secition of birds running from 39 though 56 [section numbers1-18]. Close to 200 finely engraved plates; 0 .

      [Bookseller: poor mans books]
 42.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Buen Viage

      1799 - Opera tratta dai "Los Caprichos", per la prima volta pubblicati nel 1799. Prove della quarta edizione di dodici, stampata dalla calcografia di Madrid. Incisioni realizzate ad acquaforte, acquatinta brunita e puntasecca, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Dimensioni 150x215 circa. Etching with burnished aquatint and engraving, 1799. From the fourth edition of twelve of the so-called Los Caprichos series, edited by the Madrid engraving shop, circa. In very good conditions. Dimensions 150x215 circa. Harris 99, Delteil 101 Dimensioni

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius]
 43.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.