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        Illustratio iconographica insectorum quae in musaeis parisinis observavit et in lucem editit Joh. Christ. Fabricius, praemissis ejusdem descriptionibus ; accedunt species plumirae, vel minus aut nondum cognitae. Volume 1 seul

      Petri Didot natu majoris. Originale.binding full carton of publisher, faded back awkwardly restored Edition using an adhesive patch cream boards and dirty with scrapes and miss angular corners strongly émoussés.Deux foxing at the beginning and end of the volume, without missing a small tear on pages 17-18, is some exemplary rousseurs.Notre complete its 10 color plates in-fine.Précieux autograph dedication signed by the author (Georges) Cuvier.Rare incomplete copy of its volumes II and III, introduced in the state but a prestigious provenance. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Petri Didot natu majoris Parisiis (Paris) Anno VII (1799) 26x35cm relié

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        A Voyage Round the World, performed in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787 and 1788, by the Boussole and Astrolabe, under the command of J.F.G. de la Perouse.

      London: G.G. and J. Robinson, 1798-1799. Total of three volumes, comprising two quarto text volumes with an engraved portrait frontispiece, and a folio atlas with portrait, engraved title and 69 maps and plates; from the Kings Inn library at Dublin (with a few old stamps and a cursive title-page notation); recent black half morocco with gilt lettering and ornament. The best English edition of La Pérouse, the first to contain a full translation of the French original, and a handsome set with two substantial volumes of text and a folio atlas. Abridged translations had appeared in 1798, but this was the first publication of a complete translation of the French original, and the first English publication of the complete set of images of the expedition. Most of the engraved plates are by Heath, engraver of some of the plates for Cook's third voyage. The translator modestly announces: 'The book now laid before the world is one of the most magnificent in its conception, and recent in its execution'.This edition is rare on the market.The disappearance of the entire La Pérouse expedition overshadows what was in reality a great Pacific voyage. While primarily a voyage of exploration and discovery, the possibilities of the fur trade and of French expansion into the Pacific and Asia were evidently investigated in depth.The most significant results of the voyage are the charts of the imperfectly known Asiatic side of the Pacific. En route to Kamschatka, La Pérouse was the first to safely navigate and chart the Japan Sea and the strait between the island of Sakahlin and the northernmost island of Japan, which bears his name. At Kamschatka he received instructions to proceed to Australia to assess the extent of British plans in New South Wales. Travelling via Samoa where he discovered Savaii, Manono and Apolima islands in December 1787, and through the Tongan group, he arrived at Botany Bay in January 1788, just hours after Governor Phillip had arrived with the First Fleet.La Pérouse's habit of forwarding records whenever opportunity offered ensured their survival. The first portion was forwarded by sea from Macao; the second (Macao to Kamschatka) went overland with De Lesseps, and the final despatches from Botany Bay. Intermittent foxing affects the atlas, yet a very good set.

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        Voyage aux sources du Nil

      New illustrated edition, after the original was published in 1790. Our edition presents good volume atlas consists of a map and twenty-two engraved plates by Tardieu the Elder. The first board was connected frontispiece of the first volume of text. Cardboard brown time marbled paper. Parts of title and volume number (inset) of green and purple leather. Some corners bumped. Lovely copy costs.The expedition of James Bruce, Scottish, had a stated purpose, discover the sources of the Nile; After disembarking in Alexandria He traveled throughout Ethiopia, and in the deserts of Egypt. It is near Khartoum he located the source of the Blue Nile. James Bruce can be considered one of the earliest scientific explorers on earth, it is indeed with great rigor that amassed specific knowledge of geography, flora and fauna, meteorology ... Also Journey to the sources of the Nile is certainly one of the best travel narratives on Africa. The first three volumes cover the customs, trade, institutions; the fifth and final volume deals of Natural History. Chez Lepetit à Paris An VII in-18 (8,5x13,5cm) 237pp. et 225pp. et 244pp. et 255pp. et 255pp. et 223pp. et 213pp. et 258pp. et 108pp. (2) 9 volumes reliés

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        An Act for Continuing, Until the Twenty-Fifth Day Of March One Thousand Eight Hundred And Two, Several Laws Relating to the Transportation of Felons and Other Offenders...

      London: George Eyre & Andrew Strahan, 1799. Printed bifolium, pp. [461]-462, armorial letterhead, last 2pp. blank. Uncommon: a significant eighteenth-century Act of Parliament amending and continuing the practice of transportation.It was in 1784 that the English government proclaimed the legal reinstitution of transportation, with "An Act for the effectual Transportation of Felons and Other Offenders" (Ferguson, 3) and its companion Act for Scotland (Ferguson, 4bb). These two 1784 Acts laid out all of the basic conditions of transportation, but interestingly had time limits imposed, which meant that they could not last indefinitely, and that continuations were required periodically. The present 1799 Act is just such a continuation, continuing the practice for the length of the current session of Parliament, due to be completed in March 1802. Very good.

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        Méthodes analytiques pour la détermination d'un arc du méridien ; précédées d'un mémoire sur le même sujet, par A. M. Legendre.

      Paris, Duprat, 1799, (an VII). ____ Première édition. Jean-Baptiste Delambre (1749-1822) décrit ses travaux, avec Méchain, pour déterminer la mesure de l'arc du méridien entre Dunkerque et Barcelone, à l'origine du système métrique. Il finit ses calculs et publia le résultat complet de cet immense travail de 1806 à 1810. L'ouvrage contient aussi la "Méthode pour déterminer la longueur exacte du quart du Méridien" par Legendre et des "Observations" du même sur le présent mémoire de Delambre. Illustré par 2 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Les pages de titre et de faux-titre sont assez fortement brunies, dos restauré. *****. In-4. [255 x 191 mm] Collation : XV, (1), 176, (16), 6, (2) pp., 2 planches h.-t. Veau marbré, dos orné, étiquette de titre en basane rouge, filet doré sur les plats, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Exposition du systême du monde

      De l'imprimerie de Crapelet, chez Duprat. Mentioned second edition. The first edition was published in 1796. Sheepskin Full flamed contemporary. Smooth back ornate coffered nets and stars. Part of title in red morocco. Cap head torn off. Last box tail ripped off. Upper joint split of 10 cm. Back insolated. Rubbed together. Bites on the first page of text. Astronomical treatise, though still general since Laplace give momentum in Celestial Mechanics in five volumes, the exposure of the world system is determinative of the final advent of mathematics in the field of astronomy . Laplace shows especially his philosophical position, that of an absolute determinism. "We must therefore consider the present state of the universe as the effect of its previous state and as the cause that will follow." Mathematics become the preferred tool for probing it is impossible to know and see, as the hypothesis of black holes Aura Laplace. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! De l'imprimerie de Crapelet, chez Duprat à Paris 1799 in-4 (19x26cm) viij, 351pp. relié

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        THE POLITE TRAVELLER, or A Collection of Travels made in different parts of the world.

      144 pages. Engraved frontispiece. Original quarter green calf over marbled boards with paper label to spine. 12mo. Lacks endpaper (if called for); binding rather worn; wax marks to recto of frontispiece, one having created a small hole in the blank margin; else a good plus copy. The Frontispiece states Vol.II in the margin, and the text block Vol. IV. We suspect, that that this edition, which is not in Blakey, has used the frontispiece from Volume II of The Polite Traveller issued by John Fielding in 1783 in eight volumes [that volume covering Italy, Spain, Portugal and Africa]; volume IV, being a modern view of the thirteen united states of America. This issue by William Lane would seem to be an amalgam of those two volumes. Rare. ESTC lists no copies in the U.K., and two copies only in the United States: Cornell and The Huntington Library,.

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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

      Early Reprint London printed by J. Dillon, and Co. for, and sold by, W. and S. Jones, Opticians, Holborn, 1799 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. FineFifth (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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        Phytologie universelle, Ou Histoire Naturelle et méthodique des plantes, de leurs propriétés, de leurs vertus et de leur culture

      First edition, rare. Full Calf blond marbled time. Smooth back decorated with irons the ballot box, wheels. Part of title in red morocco and volume number in green morocco. The coin door volume number plus the letters AB, NZ ... Rich frame Palmettes and frieze on the boards, with, on the top plate: Price of Academic Schools; and the lower board: Lille 1812 Friction. Some corners bumped. Beautiful set, very décoratif.Avant dictionary of plants, prolegomena occupying 248P. consist of various introductions, including the grading system of Tournefort, sexual system of plants, various levels, etc. Each plant, besides its scientific description, has an article about the uses, places where there are plants ... French botanist who died in 1817 Jolyclerc was professor of natural history, his own passion for science that it considered to be the first of all, it was the first translator of Linnaeus he révérait.NB: some copies have been edited with 657 boards, it seems highly unusual to encounter. We can see a copy at the Museum of Natural History in Paris, the National Library has about it an identical one to ours and most libraries. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Gueffier à Paris 1799 in-8 (13x20,5cm) xvj, 496pp. et 551pp. et 525pp. et 534pp. et 502pp. 5 volumes reliés

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        A Voyage Round the World, performed in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787 and 1788, by the Boussole and Astrolabe, under the command of J.F.G. de la Pérouse.

      London: G. & J. Robinson, 1799. Two quarto text volumes, with frontispiece portrait and half-titles, and the folio atlas with engraved title and 69 maps and plates (the large folding map of the voyage coloured in outline); the atlas volume large with edges uncut; an appealing set with the text volumes in contemporary mottled calf, original double labels, atlas in matching quarter calf over old boards. The official account of the great and tragic expedition of La Pérouse: the best English edition, the first to contain a full translation of the French original. Abridged translations had appeared in 1798, but this was the first complete translation, and the first English publication of the complete set of images of the expedition. Most of the engraved plates are by Heath, engraver of some of the plates for Cook's third voyage. The translator modestly announces: 'The book now laid before the world is one of the most magnificent in its conception, and recent in its execution'.The official account of the La Pérouse voyage is generally considered one of the finest narratives of maritime exploration ever written. La Pérouse left Brest with two vessels in 1785 with one of their aims being to to explore the northwest coast of America. On the way they stopped in Chile and Hawaii, where they were the first Europeans to land on Maui. During 1786 La Pérouse followed the coast from their landfall near Mount St Elias in Alaska to southern California, exploring and mapping the coast and making particularly significant visits to Lituya Bay where they transacted with the Tlingit tribe (as dramatised two centuries later by Carl Sagan in Cosmos), the outer islands of British Columbia, San Francisco and Monterey. The first non-Spanish visitor to California since Francis Drake, the French explorer took close note of Spanish activity in the pueblos and missions.The expedition sailed on, visiting Macau, Manila, Korea, the Pacific coast of Russia, Japan, and Samoa and exploring the central Pacific, but their main instructions were to make for Australian waters to check on English activity in the region. Australia was a prize, and the French were as keen as the English to claim it. On 24 January 1788 they reached Botany Bay to find the ships of the First Fleet at anchor in the harbour and to the great surprise of the English settlers. The French ships spent over six weeks in Botany Bay, and thus witnessed the English move to Port Jackson and the beginnings of the fledgling settlement there. The settlers were the last Europeans to see the French expedition before it vanished in the Pacific. France lost its most important explorer of the eighteenth century, and the nation mourned this loss and the mystery surrounding it for decades.La Pérouse's habit of forwarding records whenever he had a chance ensured their survival. The first portion was forwarded by sea from Macao; the second (Macao to Kamchatka) went overland with De Lesseps, and the final despatches from Botany Bay. When it became clear that something had happened to the expedition, a decision was made to publish the journals he had transmitted home.This set bears the armorial bookplates of Jeremiah d'Olier of county Wicklow. D'Olier, 1745-1817, was a Huguenot goldsmith and one of the founding governors of the Bank of Ireland. He also served as Sheriff of Dublin in 1788 and d'Olier Street in modern Dublin commemorates him. In very good condition, some usual moderate foxing and offsetting, all volumes neatly rebacked.

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        [K516]. Grand Quintetto per due Violini due Viole e Violoncello... No. [2]. [Parts]

      Vienna: Artaria et Comp. [PN 315], [1799]. Folio. Disbound. [1] (title), 9; 8; 1f. (blank), 9; 1f. (blank), 7; 1f. (blank), 7 pp. Engraved. Slightly worn, soiled and foxed. First Edition, 5th issue. Haberkamp Text p. 285. BUC p. 708. RISM M5990 (no copies recorded in the U.S.). "This is the most famous of the quintets. Its very special key, its dramatic power, its combination of tragedy and tenderness have assured it a unique place in the chamber-music repertoire. Together with the great G-minor Symphony, K. 550 (completed July 25, 1788), it constitutes the most personal music, perhaps, that Mozart ever wrote." Zaslaw & Cowdery, eds.: The Compleat Mozart A Guide to the Musical Works, p. 255.

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        Analyse du jeu des échecs. Avec une nouvelle notation abrégée et des planches ou se trouve figurée la situation de jeu pour les renvois et les fins de parties. Nouvelle édition. Paris, Chez Causette (colophon: Strasbourg, printed by Amand Koenig), 1820. 12mo. With engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, 42 full-page colour-printed plates and numerous chess-notations in text. Contemporary half morocco.

      - Bibl. Van der Linden-Niermeijeriana 456; Cat. Schaakboekerij Niemeijer 1799; Coll. Rimington-Wilson 1085. New edition of the analysis of the game of chess by the famous French composer and chess player François André Danican, called Philidor (1727-1795), first published at London in 1749. In 1803 Philidor's book was renewed by Montigny, who introduced a more concise chess notation. The present edition contains a large number of plates with chess positions, also by Montigny. The chess boards on the charming plates are printed in green and white, and the chess pieces indicated by capitals in black and red. Philidor's book, a practical manual, became very popular and was many times republished and translated into almost every European language.Hinges weak, some occasional minor foxing. Good copy.

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        Musen-Almanach für das Jahr 1800.

      Cotta,Stuttgart 1799 - herausgegeben von Schiller. Tübingen, J. G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung 1799 . Mit 5 Kupfertafeln von Boettger nach Heinrich Meyer. Kl.-8°. Titel, 6 Bl. Kalendarium, 264 S, VIII S. Anzeigen. Gelber von Meyer illustr. Orig.-Karton. Der letzte der von Schiller herausgegebenen Musenalmanache. - Mit Gedichten von Herder, Knebel, Kosegarten, Matthisson u. a., dem Versepos Die Schwestern von Lesbos von Amalie von Imhoff, einer Nichte der Frau von Stein, und dem Erstdruck von Schillers Lied von der Glocke . - Der Schlegelsche Kreis in Jena kannte natürlich den Almanach schon vor Erscheinen. An den selben 21. Oct., an dem das Buch in den Handel gegeben wurde, schrieb Caroline ihrer Tochter: Schillers Musencalender ist auch da, das Gedicht von der Imhof eben weiter nicht viel als ein Rudel Hexameter; aber über ein Gedicht von Schiller, das Lied von der Glocke, sind wir gestern Mittag fast von den Stühlen gefallen vor Lachen. (zit. nachHans von Müller, Schillers-Musen-Almanach, in: Philobiblon Jg. V. H. 2, S. 139). - Goedeke V, 208, 6. - Marcuse 172. - Köhring S. 81. - Lanckoróska/Rümann S. 32. - H. v. Müller S. 132-140 mit Abb. (Tafel vor S. 123). - Sehr schönes, fleckenfreies Exemplar im illustr. Orig.-Karton, in dieser tadellosen Erhaltung sehr selten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Statuten der Nederlandsche Walvischvisscherij-Maatschappij, te Amsterdam.Amsterdam, C.A. Spin, 1843. 8vo. With wood-engraved whale-hunting scene on title-page. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers, kept in a modern half-morocco chemise and slipcase.

      - Jenkins, Bibl. of whaling, p. 148; Muller, America 1799; WorldCat (5 copies); for the company: Schokkenbroek, Trying-out (2008), pp. 81-84. Rare prospectus of the articles of association of the Dutch Whaling Company (Nederlandsche Walvischvisscherij-Maatschappij), published to attract new shareholders. The company estimated that they needed approximately 600,000 guilders (ca. € 6,300,000 today) for the construction and rigging of five new ships. The work starts with an introduction in praise of whaling, and especially the Dutch whale hunt, followed by 32 articles explaining the companies constitution. The Dutch Whaling Company - which operated under a government-granted monopoly - was founded by Coenraad Brandligt who joined forces with the merchant house Van Marselis. In the same year Brandligt also published an historical overview of the Dutch whale fishery, urging to exploit different waters instead of the more traditional locations such as Greenland and the Davis Strait. He recommended the Dutch whalers to head for the Northwest Coast of North America.With bookplate of G.J. Honing. In very good condition, only slightly browned with a few dog-eared leaves. Edges of the wrappers somehwat frayed and partly split on spine.

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        De la propagation du genre humain, ou Manuel indispensable pour ceux qui veulent avoir de beaux enfans, de l'un ou de l'autre sexe. Ouvrage contenant des preuves certaines de l'influence des Planètes sur la naissance des individus, leurs principales inclinations et leurs destinées; Suivi de l'Art de Jouir et de l'Homme Plante, par Lamettrie, etc. etc.

      - Paris, L. Prudhomme, An VII de la République [1799]. In-8, demi-veau fauve, dos à nerfs guillochés or, orné de filets, palettes et fers spéciaux entre-nerfs (rel. Thouvenin Jeune), xij, 358 p., (2) p. de catalogue éditeur, planche frontispice gravée. Edition originale et unique, illustrée d’un beau frontispice gravé par Labrousse représentant la famille idéale, père, mère, garçon et fille, nus dans un décor néo-classique. Moyens d'avoir de beaux enfants, en fonction des conjonctions astrales et phases de la lune, des saisons, la future mère et de son environnement Mais aussi: comment repérer les "femmes les plus amoureuses" par leur caractéristiques physiques, "instant favorable pour remplir le devoir conjugal". Un chapitre est consacré à "De l'utilité de la flagellation dans la médecine et dans les plaisirs du mariage" (!), suivi de deux textes de La Mettrie "L'Art de jouir" et "L'Homme plante". (Caillet, 8159. Gay, II, 803. Monglond, IV, 1172. Stoddard, ‘La Mettrie’, n°74. Tchemerzine-Scheler, III, 956). L'ouvrage est rare, seulement 5 exemplaires recensés dans le monde (WorldCat). Accrocs à un mors et légère restauration en pied. Ex-libris gravé du Dr Maurice Villaret (1877-1946). Bon exemplaire, bien relié par Joseph Thouvenin le jeune (1796-1844), à toutes marges, non rogné, témoins conservés. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tracts on the subject of an Union, between Great Britain and Ireland.

      112 pamphlets and tracts in 9 vols., 8vo., with individual paginations and signatures, all volumes except one complete with volume-specific title-pages (listing the pamphlets in each volume), this leaf missing from vol.III, however, all volumes bound in contemporary uniform half calf over marbled boards, flat spine with gilt line and contrasting red and green labels lettered in gilt. A fine set.Publisher: Dublin: sold by J. Milliken.Year: 1799-1800Edition: Goldsmiths 17557 (which lists all the tracts contained here, albeit sometimes bound up in differing sequences).

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        Traité De Mécanique Céleste.

      Duprat, Paris 1799 - Tome second, 1799: [2] Bl., 382 S. Tome quatrieme, 1805: xl, 347, [1] S., [1] Bl., Supplement, 1806 (angeb. an T.4): [1] Bl., 63 S. [1] gef. T., 78 S., [1] Bl. Lederbde., Rückenvergoldung, ziselierte Kanten, Vorsätze in Kiebitzpapier, Lesebändchen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NOUVELLE CARTE DE LA SUISSE DANS LAQUELLE SONT EXACTEMENT DISTINGUES LES TREIZE CANTONS, LEURS ALLIES, ET LEURS SUJETS’. Large map of Switzerland with pictorial cartouche, table of observations, and a small vignette view of the Chamounix Valley. Printed in London for

      William Faden 1799 - 62x84cm. Original outline colour. Excellent condition.

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        MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, ACCOMPANYING A REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE, CONTAINING OBSERVATIONS ON SOME OF THE DOCUMENTS, COMMUNICATED BY THE PRESIDENT...

      Philadelphia, 1799. 45pp. Stitched signatures. Some staining on final leaves. Very good. President John Adams sought to negotiate with the French Government, after a falling-out with France over Jay's Treaty and the coup which installed the Directory, in the fall of 1797. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, John Marshall, and Elbridge Gerry were sent to Paris to negotiate on behalf of the United States. However, when the American envoys met with the French foreign minister, Talleyrand, and other unnamed persons (Mr. X, Y, and Z) they were asked to provide bribes and pay an indemnity to the French government. Pinckney and Marshall returned to the United States, and first told the story in MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS (Philadelphia, 1798, Evans 34812), issued on April 3, and followed by similar revelations on May 4 (Philadelphia, 1798, Evans 34819. These problems were also paraded in the British press, in THE WHOLE OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE ENVOYS OF THE AMERICAN STATES, AND MONS. TALLEYRAND... (London, 1798). Gerry remained in France, still attempting to negotiate, but finally returned to America in disgust. At this point "After President Adams saw reports of the XYZ affair, he considered asking for a declaration of war. Congress demanded to see the reports and Adams delivered them in this address on January 21, 1799, the culmination of the scandal. Both houses were outraged, and when this 'Message' was published the clamored for war" - WELLSPRINGS OF A NATION. This copy is of the issue with the correct titlepage date, copies of which were originally circulated without the title or errata leaf, according to Evans. EVANS 36547. WELLSPRINGS OF A NATION 216.

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        Histoire des Mathématiques, dans laquelle on rend compte de leur progrès depuis leur origine jusqu'à nos jours; où l'on expose le tableau et le développement des principales découvertes dans toutes les parties des Mathématiques, les contestations qui se sont élévées entre les Mathématiciens, et les principaux traits de la vie des plus célèbres

      - Two fine engraved frontis. ports. & 45 folding engraved plates. Four vols. Large thick 4to, orig. blueish grey boards (extremities a little worn), uncut, orig. printed labels on spines (flaked). Paris: H. Agasse, 1799-1802. Second edition, improved and greatly enlarged, of the first classical history of mathematics which is today still indispensable as it contains much information not found elsewhere. This history, which was first published in 1758, is considered to be the author's masterpiece. Not only does Montucla provide a comprehensive history of the development of mathematical ideas, but he also includes mechanics, physics, probability, astronomy, music, mathematical geography, and navigation. Montucla (1725-99), died before the last two volumes of the second edition were written. Lalande, his friend from childhood, assisted by others, completed the final two volumes. A very good set in remarkable original condition. ? Smith, History of Mathematics, I, p. 540-"The first modern history of mathematics that may be called a classic.". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des Mathématiques, dans laquelle on rend compte de leur progrès depuis leur origine jusqu'à nos jours; où l'on expose le tableau et le développement des principales découvertes dans toutes les parties des Mathématiques, les contestations qui se sont élévées entre les Mathématiciens, et les principaux traits de la vie des plus célèbres

      Two fine engraved frontis. ports. & 45 folding engraved plates. Four vols. Large thick 4to, orig. blueish grey boards (extremities a little worn), uncut, orig. printed labels on spines (flaked). Paris: H. Agasse, 1799-1802. Second edition, improved and greatly enlarged, of the first classical history of mathematics which is today still indispensable as it contains much information not found elsewhere. This history, which was first published in 1758, is considered to be the author's masterpiece. Not only does Montucla provide a comprehensive history of the development of mathematical ideas, but he also includes mechanics, physics, probability, astronomy, music, mathematical geography, and navigation. Montucla (1725-99), died before the last two volumes of the second edition were written. Lalande, his friend from childhood, assisted by others, completed the final two volumes. A very good set in remarkable original condition. ? Smith, History of Mathematics, I, p. 540-"The first modern history of mathematics that may be called a classic.".

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        Histoire des Mathématiques, dans laquelle on rend compte de leur progrès depuis leur origine jusqu'à nos jours; où l'on expose le tableau et le développement des principales découvertes dans toutes les parties des Mathématiques, les contestations qui se sont élévées entre les Mathématiciens, et les principaux traits de la vie des plus célèbres

      1799. Two fine engraved frontis. ports. & 45 folding engraved plates. Four vols. Large thick 4to, orig. blueish grey boards (extremities a little worn), uncut, orig. printed labels on spines (flaked). Paris: H. Agasse, 1799-1802.Second edition, improved and greatly enlarged, of the first classical history of mathematics which is today still indispensable as it contains much information not found elsewhere. This history, which was first published in 1758, is considered to be the author's masterpiece. Not only does Montucla provide a comprehensive history of the development of mathematical ideas, but he also includes mechanics, physics, probability, astronomy, music, mathematical geography, and navigation.Montucla (1725-99), died before the last two volumes of the second edition were written. Lalande, his friend from childhood, assisted by others, completed the final two volumes.A very good set in remarkable original condition.? Smith, History of Mathematics, I, p. 540-"The first modern history of mathematics that may be called a classic.".

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        A dictionary of the English language.The eighth edition, corrected and revised. original full calf.

      London: for J. Johnson, C. Dilly, G. G. and J. Robinson, W. J. and J. Richardson, and 22 others. 1799 - Eighth Edition London 1799. Two 4to volumes in full contemporary tree calf, rebacked preserving original spines and labels. Spine with five bands and contemporary red and green morocco labels all intact. Light odd spots to end few leaves only, no ownership markings. A very attractive original example. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, Performed in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787 and 1788, by the Boussole and Astrolabe, Under the Command of J.F.G. de La Pérouse Published by Order of the National Assembly, under the Superintendence of L. A. Milet-Mureau. in Two Volumes. Illustrated by a Variety of Charts and Plates, in a Separate Folio Volume. Translated from the French.

      Printed by A. Hamilton, for G. G. and J. Robinson, London 1799 - London: Printed by A. Hamilton, for G. G. and J. Robinson. 1799 (text); 1798 (atlas). 1st published edition in English containing all the text, plates, and maps that appeared in the original edition published at Paris in 1797. 3 volumes: 2 volumes, 4to (text) + folio (atlas). Volume 1: copper-engraved portrait + [6] + lvi + 539pp; Volume 2: viii + [1]-240, 249-304, *297-*304, 305-312, *305-*312, 313-320, *313-*320, 321-531 [14pp, index] [1pp, errata]. Volume 1 lacking half-title; Half-title present in Volume 2; a few spots of worming in the margins of the first few leaves; Folio atlas with portrait of La Pérouse, and allegorical engraved title; 68 of 69 maps and plates; lacking large folding Chart No. I [world map] as well as "List of the Charts and Plates to the Atlas" which are sometimes lacking. Text volumes complete, with original elaborately tooled boards, period-style spines, contrasting title labels. Atlas volume with matching spine, marbled boards. Text pages, portrait, charts, and plates in clean crisp condition. The Foremost French Explorer in the Pacific in the 18th Century. This account of the Pacific voyage of discovery by La Pérouse was meant to verify and expand on Cook¿s discoveries, and promote French commercial interests, including trading in furs. La Pérouse sailed from France in 1785 with his two ships Boussole and Astrolabe toward the Northwest America. In the course of this voyage La Pérouse did not, as the title implies, simply circle the globe: rather, he crossed and re-crossed the Pacific, gathering and carefully recording scientific data, and making observations and illustrated depictions of the Pacific Northwest indigenous people. After rounding the Horn, La Pérouse visited in succession Easter Island, Hawaii, Alaska, California, Manila, Formosa, Japan and Kamchatka (sending his first reports home by overland); from there he proceeded south to Tonga, and Botany Bay (where again reports were dispatched home). After leaving Botany Bay, the ships and crew abruptly vanished without a trace. The French government sent a searching expedition under D¿Entrecasteaux in 1791-94, but failed to find any clues related to their disappearance. Interestingly, the large folding map "Chart of the Coasts of America and Asia" that accompanies La Pérouse¿s work shows a rather accurate depiction of Alexander Mackenzie¿s 1789 water route from Great Slave Lake to the Arctic Ocean, three years before Mackenzie's book and maps were published. We know of no work on Mackenzie, or bibliographic entry on either La Pérouse or Mackenzie that notes this significant feature. The makers of the map in London must have had some access to Mackenzie's travels, albeit probably unauthorized access, for it is unlikely that Mackenzie would have allowed his discovery to be announced to the public on a map accompanying a French explorer's work, and especially without any formal credit to himself. Interestingly, the map also shows the mouth of the Coppermine River at the Arctic Ocean, as mapped by Samuel Hearne. One may recall that Hearne was in charge of Prince of Wales Fort in 1782 when he surrendered to La Pérouse and the French Naval forces. La Pérouse's found Hearne¿s journal, and in recognition of its significance, gave it back to Hearne on the condition that he publish it. Hearne worked on his book and maps up to his death in 1792; the book was finally published in 1795. Ironically, the details of Hearne's exploration made it onto the map accompanying La Pérouse's work. [Smith 38; Hill --"One of the most important scientific explorations ever undertaken to the Pacific"; Lada-Mocarski 52] [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. Paper very lightly toned, very occasional spotting; frontispiece a little frayed at top, image unaffected; a very good copy. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. Engraved armorial bookplate of Alexis and Elizabeth du Pont of Rencourt to front pastedown. 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.). Einaudi 1673; Schelle 64. Not in Goldsmiths' or Kress. Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1264, has the second edition, sent to Jefferson in 1798 prior to Du Pont's departure for America. See Saricks, Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours, p.221ff.

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        Miscellaneen artistischen Inhalts ( 5 Bände kplt))

      5 Bände im gleichen Einband, auf 5 Bünden, Rtitel,Rotschnitt, hefte 1-30, 1799 bis 1787 erschienen,selten komplettes Standartwerk der deutschen Kunstgeschichte

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        CRONICAS DE LOS REYES DE CASTILLA.

      En la Imprenta Antonio de Sancha., Madrid. 1799 - 2 Vols. LII + 612 pp. Tomo II XXVIII + 664 pp. Encuadernado en plena piel de época, lomo liso, hilos dorados, tejuelo rojo y cortes rojos. . . IMPORTANTE. Lea Nuestras Condiciones de Venta y Gastos de Envío. Contrareembolso 4 eur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Hoffnung bleibt dem Unglücklichen bis ins Grab. (LEsperance soutient le Malheureux Jusquau tombeau). Radierung nach Armand Caraffe.

      In der Platte signiert, betitelt und bezeichnet. Ausgezeichneter, kräftiger Druck auf Bütten mit Rand um die volle Plattenkante. 24,3 x 33,5 cm (Darstellung). 30,5 x 37,4 cm (Plattengröße). Sauer, Bd. 26, S. 404f. - Während der franz. Revolution tritt Desnoyers in das Atelier von Guillaume Lethière ein. Sein erster Salonerfolg 1799 bringt ihm den "Prix dencouragement" und den Auftrag für obigen Druck nach Caraffe ein, der dann 1801 im Salon ausgestellt wird. Das Blatt wurde lt. Inschrift im Musée Central des Arts verkauft. Mit unleserlichem Sammlerstempel recto unten rechts im Plattenrand. - Vorwiegend im Randbereich minimal stockfleckig, minimale Knickspuren im unteren Darstellungsrand.

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        Cultura Americana que contem huma relaçaõ do terreno, clima, producçaõ, e agricultura das colonias britanicas no norte da America, e nas Indias Occidentais, Com Observações sobre as vantagens, e desavantagens de se estabelecer nellas, em comparaçaõ com a Grã-Bretanha, e Irlanda. Por hum Americano. Traduzida da Lingua Ingleza, debaixo dos auspicios, e de ordem de sua Alteza Real o Principe Regente Nosso Senhor, Pelo Bacharel José Feliciano Fernandes Pinheiro . . . Publicado por Fr. José Mariano da Conceiçaõ Velloso . . . 2 vols. in 1

      Lisbon: na Off. de Antonio Rodrigues Galhardo, 1799. Near contemporary calf, spine gilt (slightly worn, head & foot of spine chipped).. Signature Ss (pp. 321-28) of Vol. I in duplicate, some slight traces of worming on inside covers.. Cultura Americana is a partial translation of a little-known work, American Husbandry, containing an account of the soil, climate, production and agriculture of the British colonies in North America and the West Indies, with observations on the advantages and disadvantages of settling in them, compared with Great Britain and Ireland, by an American (London, J. Bew, 1775), published anonymously. The translator prudently omits the last four chapters in which the author speculates on the importance of the colonies to Britain, on manufacturing in America, American political representation, the mutual importance of each country, on a union between Great Britain and her colonies, and the possibility that America might become the head of the empire "in a period extremely distant," probably because the idea of separating Brazil from Portuguese rule would have been anathema to the Portuguese authorities. Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 674 & Periodo Colonial, 285 (under José Feliciano Fernandes Pinheiro). Rodrigues 983, "raro." Bosch, Brasilien-Bibliothek, 258. Sacramento Blake I, 129 & IV, 417. Innocêncio IV, 321 & VIII, 110. A Casa Literária do Arco do Cego (1799-1801), 99. Sabin 62954 & 106062. Gonçalves Rodrigues, A tradução em Portugal, I, 2177. (Cf. Rich, Biblioteca Americana Nova, p. 209 & Soares, História da Gravura Artística em Portugal, I, p. 378.)

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        The Cabinet of the Arts

      ondon, 1799 Book. Good. Hardcover. A scarce collection of engravings by English artists. Contains 88 plates of engravings which include topographical views, portraits, emblematic scenes and reproductions of the engraved title pages of other publications. An interesting, if eclectic, collection of 18th century engravings and reproductions. An unusual work. Copac lists a copy held at the British Library, and copies also held at Yale university. All copies have different numbers of plates and the details of plates vary. The work appears to be a collection of plates chosen by the purchaser, intended to display the mastery of English engraving. LIkely the publisher produced a standard set of plates to which the purchaser could add their own choices. With the bookplate of Robert J HayhurstThe title page reads 'from original designs by Stothard, Burney, Harding, Corbould, Van Assen, Potter, Cosway, Paul Sandby, Mather Brown, Catton &C'. In this copy, some of these names have been underlined in early ink, to which has been added the namesVandyke, Bickham, Gillot, Taylorand others. All the plates in this volume are mentioned in the handwritten contents page. This includes several engravings by George Bickhamthe Younger. Other illustrations of interest include the two engraved title pages, one from the Lady's Pocket Magazine 1795 and the other from The Infant Vision of Shakespeare 1796. Also of note is an unattributed engraving of Isaac Newton which we have been unable to find reproduced elsewhere. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, sound. Marbled boards torn with loss. Front hinge strained after endpaper. Personal bookplate to front pastedown. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages generally bright with marginal foxing and occasional tidemarks. Title pagefoxed. Occasional neat pencil notes to unattributed plates offering descriptions. Pencil marks to title page and rear blanks and first two plates. Handwritten contents page opposite title page. Handling marks throughout. Overall: GOOD.

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        Mécanique philosophique, ou analyse raisonnée des diverses parties de la science de l'équilibre et du mouvement.

      Paris, De l'Imprimerie de la République, An VIII, (1799). - in-4, 2ff.-VIIpp.-477pp.-1f. Cartonnage de l'éditeur papier marbré, entièrement non rogné, étiquette. (État de parution). Édition originale, tirée à part du Journal de l'École Polytechnique (tome III, 7° et 8° cahiers). L'ouvrage était initialement prévu en cinq parties, mais les deux dernières, annoncées au verso du faux-titre, n'ont jamais paru. Texte majeur dans l'?uvre de Prony, qui reprend ses cours dispensés à l'École Polytechnique depuis sa création en 1794. Conçu sous forme synoptique dans un but pédagogique, ce travail se veut un tableau complet des théorèmes de la mécanique. Il en rassemble les définitions, les problèmes et les résultats (statique, dynamique, hydrostatique et hydrodynamique), en donnant au lecteur "les moyens de bien saisir l'ensemble et la correspondance des diverses parties de la science". L'ingénieur, physicien et mathématicien Marie de Prony débuta sa carrière par un "Mémoire sur la poussée des voûtes", dans lequel il défendait le téméraire projet du pont de Neuilly, à tablier horizontal. Directeur, puis inspecteur général de l'École des Ponts-et-Chaussées, la théorie et la pratique lui doivent quelques avancées. Un frein porte son nom. (Quérard VII, p. 354 - D.S.B. XI, pp. 163-166 - Bibliotheca mechanica p. 268). - Intérieur du volume et cartonnage très frais. Les coutures sont légèrement distendues, un cahier pratiquement détaché. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Voyage aux sources du Nil

      - Chez Lepetit, à Paris An VII, in-18 (8,5x13,5cm), 237pp. et 225pp. et 244pp. et 255pp. et 255pp. et 223pp. et 213pp. et 258pp. et 108pp. (2), 9 volumes reliés. - Nuova edizione illustrata, dopo che l'originale è stato pubblicato nel 1790. La nostra edizione presenta buon atlante volume è composto di una mappa e le ventidue tavole incise da Tardieu il Vecchio. Il primo consiglio è stato collegato frontespizio del primo volume di testo. Cartone tempo marrone carta marmorizzata. Parti di titolo e il numero del volume (nel riquadro) di pelle verde e viola. Alcuni angoli urtato. i costi di copia incantevoli. La spedizione di James Bruce, scozzese, aveva uno scopo dichiarato, scoprire le sorgenti del Nilo; Dopo lo sbarco ad Alessandria Ha viaggiato in tutta l'Etiopia, e nei deserti d'Egitto. E 'vicino a Khartoum ha trova la sorgente del Nilo Azzurro. James Bruce può essere considerato uno dei primi esploratori scientifici sulla terra, è davvero con grande rigore che accumulato conoscenze specifiche di geografia, flora e fauna, meteorologia ... anche viaggio alle sorgenti del Nilo è certamente uno dei migliori racconti di viaggio in Africa. I primi tre volumi coprono i costumi, il commercio, le istituzioni; Il quinto e ultimo volume si occupa di Storia Naturale. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition illustrée, après l'originale parue en 1790. Notre édition présente bien le volume d'atlas composé d'une carte et de vingt-deux planches gravées par Tardieu l'Aîné. La première planche a été reliée en frontispice du premier tome de texte. Reliure en cartonnage d'attente d'époque blond. Pièces de titre et de tomaison de papier noir. Quelques coins émoussés. Quelques coiffes de tête affaissées. Papier non rogné, tel que paru. Charmant exemplaire, très frais. L'expédition de James Bruce, écossais, avait un but avoué, découvrir les sources du Nil. Après avoir débarqué à Alexandrie, Il voyagea à travers toute l'Ethiopie, et dans les déserts de l'Egypte. C'est près de Kartoum qu'il repéra les sources du Nil bleu. James Bruce peut être considéré comme l'un des tout premiers explorateurs scientifiques sur terre : c'est en effet avec une grande rigueur qu'il amassa des connaissances précises sur la géographie, la faune et la flore, la météorologie... En outre Le Voyage aux sources du Nil est certainement l'une des meilleures narrations de voyages sur l'Afrique. Les trois premiers volumes sont consacrés aux moeurs, au commerce, aux institutions ; le cinquième et dernier volume s'occupe d'histoire naturelle. Ex libris Château des Coudreaux (tampon)  

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        Klugheitslehre, praktisch abgehandelt in akademischen Vorlesungen. Band 1 - 2 cpl..

      Eisenwanger Prag 1799 ( Erste Ausgabe: \" Zu haben im Eisenwangerschen Verlagsgewölbe in der Eisengasse, Nro. 31 \" ). Mit 3 n.n. Blättern, 412 Seiten sowie 1 Blatt, 392 Seiten. Jeweils in Ohldr mit farbigen Rückenschildchen, 8° ( 20 x 12 cm ). Inhalt: Begriff und Einteilung der Klugheit - Von der wahren und falschen Klugheit - Von der Verstellung und Anstellung - Von der Menschenkenntnis -Von den vier Haupttemperamenten ( sanguinischen, melancholischen, cholerischen, phlegmatischen ) - Von den drei herrschenden Leidenschaften ( Wollust, Ehrgeiz, Habsucht ) - Von der Erkenntnis sittlicher Charaktere - Von der Physiognomie // Grundgesetz der Klugheit - Von den Geschicklichkeiten des Verstandes - Von der Ehre - Vom zeitlichen Vermögen - Von der Klugheit - Von der Mitwirkung fremder Kräfte - Von Gönnern im ausgebreiteten Verstande - Vom Anstande - Von der Höflichkeit - Von der Artigkeit - Einige allgemeine Regeln für den gesellschaftlichen Umgang - Von Gönnern im eingeschränkten Verstande - Von Freunden in der ausgedehntern Bedeutung - Von der ehelichen Freundschaft. Einbände jeweils stark berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Innen Besitzvermerke von alter Hand, Seiten durchgehend etwas stockfleckig bzw. schwach braunfleckig, einige Seiten auch stärker. Einige Seiten angeknickt bzw. eselsohrig. - sehr selten - ( Gesamtgewicht 800 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Seibt, Klugheit, Menschenkenntnis, Temperament, Leidenschaft, Wollust, Ehrgeiz, Habsucht, Charakter, Physiognomie, Ehre, Anstand, Höflichkeit, Ehe

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        VOYAGE DANS LES ETATS-UNIS D'AMERIQUE, FAIT EN 1795, 1796 ET 1797

      Paris, 1799. Eight volumes. Three folding maps, nine folding tables. Uniformly bound to style in three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Unobtrusive old blindstamps on each title. Scattered foxing. Map of the U.S. has a very narrow strip of loss (1/16 inch) along the center fold, replaced with reinforcing tissue. Maps of northern and southern sections of the country have some reinforcing tissue on folds. Overall a very good set. An important travel narrative of the United States and Canada in the last decade of the 18th century. The Duc de La Rochefoucauld fled France after his father was killed by a mob in 1793, and spent two years in North America from 1795 to 1797. Arriving in Philadelphia, he travelled overland to Upper Canada, and the latter half of the first and all of the second volume is devoted to his stay there. His published account was considered highly offensive by Lieut.-Gov. Simcoe. The third volume describes his travels in New England, as does the second part of the fifth volume. The fourth volume and the first part of the fifth narrate his southern tour, which took him as far as Charleston and Savannah, but was largely spent in Virginia, where he stayed for a week with Jefferson at Monticello in the summer of 1796. The author comments extensively on agriculture. A later southern tour, recounted in the sixth volume, took him around Maryland and to the site of the future capitol of Washington. The seventh volume describes travels in New Jersey and his stay in New York, while the last volume offers general discussions of law, culture, etc. Clark refutes judgments of La Rochefoucauld as prejudiced, blaming the poor English translation of 1799, and lauding the book as "a sound, informative account." He also praises La Rochefoucauld's capacity for gathering detailed information, his clear descriptions, and his naming of informants, who include some of the most distinguished men in America. Clark concludes: "It is a profitable work to read." The maps show the North; the South; and all of the United States to date, respectively. CLARK II:103. HOWES L106. MONAGHAN 915. LANDE SUPPLEMENT 1227. TPL 681. CARSON, TRAVELLERS IN TIDEWATER VIRGINIA 133. SERVIES 735 (another ed).

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        Melchior Striegel. Ein heroisches Gedicht. Für Freunde der Freyheit und Gleichheit. Neue verbesserte Ausgabe.

      Ohne Ort [Leipzig Göschen] 1799 - 8°. 275 S. Mit 6 Kupfertafeln von W. Jury nach H. Ramberg. Lederband d. Zt. Goedeke IV/1, 204, 10. - Rümann 904. - Zweite Ausgabe, gegenüber der ersten um 2 Gesänge u. die Illustrationen erweitert. - Satire auf die franz. Revolution in Knittelversen (»virtuose Handhabung des Reims« W. Kriegleder in: LL IX, 303) mit zahlr. »Kommentaren« in Prosa. Die Handlung ist von Paris nach »Schöpsenheim« verlegt (Schöps = Schaf) mit Anspielung auf zahlr. Zeitgenossen. - »Einige Illustrationen zu Ratschkys Epos gehören [?] mit ihren drastischen Szenen u. ihrem niederdeutschen Humor zu Rambergs Meisterleistungen« (Lanck./Oehler 3, 69; Abb. 132f.) - Das »Freiheitslied« in Rot und Blau auf weißem Grund (= Farben der Tricolore) »nach der Orthographie Herrn Wunderholds«. - Druck in Antiqua. - Einband beschabt und bestoßen. Vergoldung des Rückentitels erneuert: Gelenk oben mit Riss. Stockfleckig, teilw. stärker. Stellenw. Unterstreichungen mit Bleistift. 1.000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        17 Original-Radierungen aus: Moralisch-politischer Kurier.

      Bern, Selbstverlag, 1797-, 1799. - circa 26 x 21 (eines etwas kleiner). 17 Blatt ungebunden und unbeschnitten Lonchamp 862; Nicolas 163 (mit ausführlicher Beschreibung aller Blätter). Amüsante erste Ausgabe dieser Folge politischer Karikaturen Bern, die in 6 Heften mit jeweils 4 Blättern und zusammen 8 Seiten Text erschien. Von den insgesamt 24 Radierungen liegen hier 17 vor. Die Plattengrösse ist jeweils 21,5 x 16 cm. Vorhanden sind die ersten Blätter der Folgen 1-4 und 6 sowie 12 weitere Karikaturen aus alle Folgen mit vielen Portraits von Napoleon, dem Grafen Schauenburg u.a., ferner historische Szenen und Ansichten von Bern, zwei kleine Bilder zeigen Ballons, die über der Stadt fliegen etc. "- Etwas fleckig, teils kleinere Randschäden, sonst gut erhalten und sehr breitrandig. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Veduta del Tempio di Cibele a Piazza della Bocca della Veritá.

      Orig.-Radierung. Bez. "Presso lAutore a Strada Felice nel Palazzo Tornati vicino alla Trinitá de monti. Giovan. Battista Piranesi Architetto dis. ed inc." 63 x 90 cm. (Blattgr.) 40 x 60 cm. (Plattengr.). Papier gebräunt u. stockfl. Kl., untrlegte Randrisse. vgl. Hind 47/III Focillon 820 - Orig.-Radierung aus der Vedute di Roma, an deren Herstellung von insgesamt 135 Tafeln Piranesi 30 Jahre lang arbeitete. 1799 mußten die beiden Söhne Piranesis vor den englischen und neapolitanischen Truppen aus Rom fliehen. Es gelang Francesco und Pietro, nach einer abenteuerlichen Flucht, die gesamten Druckplatten ihrer Werkstatt von Rom nach Paris zu bringen. Dort gründeten sie die Calcographie des Piranesi frères, wo sie in den Jahren 1800-07 "eine sorgfältig gedruckte neue Ausgabe des gesamten graphischen Werks in 27 Bänden veranstalteten" (Wilton-Ely, S. 132). - Blindstempel in der rechten unt. Ecke: "Weiser & Co. Berlin".

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        FABLES ET CONTES EN VERS PATOIS.

      Renaud 1799 - TANDON Auguste. FABLES ET CONTES EN VERS PATOIS. Montpellier, Renaud, An VIII (1799-1800), in-8, plein cartonnage bleu d'époque, dos lisse, titre manuscrit sur papier contrecollé au dos, page de titre - 148 pp. Rare Edition Originale. Ex-libris manuscrit sur le titre, les pp. II à VIII « Avis du libraire-Editeur » manquent. Petite tache d'encre sur la page de titre, petites rousseurs éparses, sinon bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vollständige auf Versuche und Vernunftschlüsse gegründete Theorie der Elektrizität für Aerzte, Chymiker und Freunde der Naturkunde. 2 in einem Band.

      Wien, gedruckt mit J. C. Schuender\'schen Schriften im k. k. Taubstummen-Institute, 1799. 8°. Mit 5 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 3 Bll., X, 316; 3 Bll., X, 285 S., Ppbd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Erstausgabe. - Der Mediziner Johann Anton Heidmann (1772-1855) studierte an der Univ. Wien Medizin, wurde 1797 promoviert, war danach praktischer Arzt in Wien und rief 1802 die älteste wissenschaftliche Ärztevereinigung Wiens ins Leben, deren Teilnehmer 1837 die Gesellschaft der Ärzte in Wien gründeten. 1822 wurde Heidmann Mitglied des Wiener medizinischen Doktorenkollegiums. Heidmann untersuchte vor allem „die Natur der elektrischen Flüssigkeit“. - Der Verleger Joseph Karl Schuender war Leiter der Wiener Druckerei des Taubstummen-Instituts und „betrieb zeitweise eine eigene Druckerei, starb aber bald“ (Durstmüller). - Einband stärker beschabt u. bestoßen. Name a. Vorsatz- u. Titelblatt. Innendeckel m. kl. Stempel. Titel mehrf. gestempelt (ausgeschiedenes Bibl.-Exemplar). Durchg. etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - ÖBL II, 244; Lesky 290; nicht bei Wheeler; Ekelöf; Wellcome; Blake; Poggendorff u. Engelmann. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Heidmann, Vollständige auf Versuche und Vernunftschlüsse gegründete Theorie der Elektrizität für Aerzte, Chymiker und Freunde der Naturkunde

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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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        Reise nach Guiana und Cayenne, nebst einer Uebersicht der ältern dahin gemachten Reisen und neuern Nachrichte von diesem Lande.

      Frankfurt: A. Pichler, 1799 First edition. 8vo ( 16,5 x 10,3 cm). vi, (2), 296 pp. Modern half calf antique style. Gilt-decorated spine. With frontispiece and foldout map. Near fine copy. First German edition of an 18th-century account on French Guiana and surroundings with a fine map of Cayenne. For a full description and more images please visit www.zaalbooks.nl .

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        A Selection of Favourite Catches, Glees, &c. as sung at the Bath Harmonic Society, with the Rules of the Society, and a List of the Members

      - Engraved frontis. printed in pale blue. 17, [1]. [v]-xii [i.e. xiv], 152 pp. 8vo, orig. red straight-grained morocco (a bit rubbed), sides with single gilt fillet, spine gilt, a.e.g. Bath: "sold by the Booksellers in Bath; C. Dilly, London; and by the Secretary to the Society," 1799. "Second edition. With Considerable Additions." In the 18th century, the city of Bath enjoyed a rich and varied musical life with frequent subscription concerts, performances in the morning in the Pump Room, and balls in the Assembly Rooms in the evenings. There were also "breakfast" concerts as early as 1747 and an active glee club under the direction of Dr. Henry Harington, who also composed glees. The Bath Harmonic Society was founded in 1795 by the Rev. Mr. Bowen. It sponsored splendid entertainments at the Sydney Gardens and other locations with as many as 1200 persons enjoying breakfast and music. During the season the Society also met every week at the White Hart Inn where songs, duets, catches, and glees were performed before and after supper. Fine copy and rather rare. Original blue morocco bookplate of the Bath Harmonic Society, stamped in gilt. With the engraved armorial bookplate of Ernest Augustus (1771-1851), Duke of Cumberland and later King of Hanover. ? New Grove Dictionary, Vol. II, pp. 285-86. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Naturgeschichte für die Jugend. Vierter Theil. Von den Fischen.

      Altona und Leipzig, Kaven, 2. Auflage 1799. - Mit 1 koloriertem Frontispiz in Kupferstich und 22 kolorierten gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 22 Blatt, 375 Seiten, 5 Blatt (Register), Halblederband der Zeit mit etwas Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, 17 x 10 cm, Etwas berieben und bestoßen, Exlibris auf Spiegel sowie alter Namensstempel auf Titel, innen etwas gebräunt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [A Caricature Frieze]

      London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1799. A Fun-Filled Frieze by the Pioneer of the Strip Cartoon [WOODWARD, George Moutard]. [ROWLANDSON, Thomas]. [A Caricature Frieze]. [London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1799] and [London: S.W. Fores, November 9th, 1800- February 6th, 1801]. First edition. Oblong folio (5 x 20 1/4 inches; 126 x 511 mm.). A set of eighteen hand-colored etched caricatures (3 3/4 x 18 inches; 95 x 457 mm.), and one shorter strip (3 13/16 x 9 7/16 inches; 97 x 240 mm.), laid down on both sides of card mounts, the mounts joined as a succession of album pages. Panorama style in a blue cloth chemise with black morocco lettering label "Caricatures by Woodward / Ackermann / 1799" on front panel, housed in a blue cloth slipcase with similar black morocco label. This fine collection of Woodward caricatures contains five plates (of seventy-two) from Grotesque Borders for Rooms and Halls. (London: Rudolph Ackermann, March 28th, 1799 - December 1st, 1800) and fourteen (of twenty-four) plates from Pigmy Revels (London: S.W. Fores, November 9th, 1800 - February 6th, 1801). A fun-filled frieze by the pioneer of the strip cartoon. For Woodward's contemporaries, 'much of the attraction of his work lay in the captions, which relied heavily on wordplay and were sometimes couched in doggerel verse. He tended to choose his subjects from the middle and lower classes rather than high society' (Simon Heneage in ODNB). In the second 'strip' (Grotesque Borders…) the wordplay is based on quotations from William Shakespeare. "These figures, mostly with enlarged heads, were designed by Woodward, and etched by Rowlandson, for Ackermann. The strips were apparently intended to be cut apart and used as border designs on walls or screens." (William Gordon, British Caricature, p. 20). Yale University (Lewis Walpole Library) has just one 'vertical' print with three strips from Grotesque Borders… In over fifty years of dealing in rare books I have handled three copies of Pigmy Revels but I have never had any of the plates from Grotesque Borders (DJB). George Moutard Woodward (1760?-1809), "caricaturist, son of William Woodward of Stanton Hall, Derbyshire, was born in that county about 1760. He received no artistic training, but, having much original talent, came to London, with an allowance from his father, and became a prolific and popular designer of social caricatures, much in the style of Bunbury, which were etched chiefly by Rowlandson and Isaac Cruikshank. Although their humour was generally of a very coarse and extravagant kind, they display a singular wealth of imagination and insight into character, and some are extremely entertaining. Among the best are 'Effects of Flattery,' 'Effects of Hope,' 'Club of Quidnuncs,' 'Everybody in Town,' 'Everybody out of Town,' and 'Specimens of Domestic Phrensy.' Woodward…was of dissipated and intemperate habits, spending much of his time in taverns, and died in a state of penury at the Brown Bear public-house in Bow Street, Covent Garden, in November 1809" (D.N.B). "Woodward…might have rivalled Hogarth. Certainly his collaboration with Rowlandson constituted a lively, if frivolous, commentary on the social scene. Dorothy George described him as 'original, prolific, varied, humorous and good-humoured,' and few students of the subject would dispute her conclusion that his death was 'a loss to caricature' (George, English Political Caricature, 1.174)" (Simon Heneage, 'Woodward, George Murgatroyd [1760?-1809)] Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004). Grotesque Borders for Rooms and Halls. London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1799. (Gordon, BC-33 & BC-34). Pigmy Revels. London: S.W. Fores, November 9th, 1800- February 6th, 1801. (Gordon, BC-62, BC-99 & BC-100). Abbey, Life, 462 (Pigmy Revels); Grotesque Borders… not in Abbey.

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        The Reception, a Play, in Three Acts]

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

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        Voyage au Canada pendant les années 1795, 1796 et 1797 3 Volumes

      Paris: Imprimerie de Munier, 1799. Cuir. Très bon. 3 volumes in-8, 321, 344 et 294 pages. 1799-1800. Plats refaits, usure aux reliures, une pièce de titre manquante. Ex libris en page de garde. Complet de la carte dépliante, des onze planches, et d'une planche supplémentaire.

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        Kupferstich - Karte, in 2 zusammengesetzten Blättern, v. John Cary , "A new map of the Russian Empire; divided into its governments; from the latest authorities .".

      - mit Flächenkolorit, b. John Cary in London, dat. 1799, 45,8 x 98,7 - Blattgr. 57,5 x 118,4 cm Sehr ausführliche Karte, die von der Baltischen See bis zu den Aleuten reicht. - Vereinzelt schwarze Farbspuren oben im Rand, sonst beide Teile gut erhalten. Lit.: Rumsey 1657.040. Phillips (Atlases) 714 (Atlas). The Map Collector, issue 43, p. 40-47 (Atlas). National Maritime Museum, v. 3, no. 311 (Atlas).

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        Voyage aux sources du Nil

      New illustrated edition, after the original was published in 1790. Our edition presents good volume atlas consists of a map and twenty-two engraved plates by Tardieu the Elder. The first board was connected frontispiece of the first volume of text. Cardboard brown time marbled paper. Parts of title and volume number (inset) of green and purple leather. Some corners bumped. Lovely copy costs.The expedition of James Bruce, Scottish, had a stated purpose, discover the sources of the Nile; After disembarking in Alexandria He traveled throughout Ethiopia, and in the deserts of Egypt. It is near Khartoum he located the source of the Blue Nile. James Bruce can be considered one of the earliest scientific explorers on earth, it is indeed with great rigor that amassed specific knowledge of geography, flora and fauna, meteorology ... Also Journey to the sources of the Nile is certainly one of the best travel narratives on Africa. The first three volumes cover the customs, trade, institutions; the fifth and final volume deals of Natural History. Chez Lepetit à Paris An VII in-18 (8,5x13,5cm) 237pp. et 225pp. et 244pp. et 255pp. et 255pp. et 223pp. et 213pp. et 258pp. et 108pp. (2) 9 volumes reliés

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        Voyage aux sources du Nil (9 Bände)

      Paris, Lepetit, An VII (1799). - par James Bruce ; Traduit de l’anglais par P. F. Henry ; Avec atlas composé d’une carte et vingt-deux planches gravées par Tardieu L’Ainé. Mit 22 Kupfertafeln, 1 gefaltete Karte, Lederbämde der Zeit miz rotem Rückenschildern, 13,5 x 8,5 cm, Einbände leicht berieben, die jeweils ersten und letzten Seiten in den Ecken leimschattig.

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