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        The Cabinet of the Arts

      ondon 1799 - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        STANDING RULES AND ORDERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES.

      Philadelphia: Printed by John H. Oswald, 1799. - 22pp. Small octavo. Contemporary marbled wrappers. Top upper corner of last several leaves torn off, with no text loss. Good. Lays out the duties of the Speaker of the House, and procedures regarding bills, the Committee of the Whole House, and joint rules and orders of the House and Senate. The lengthiest section covers rules of decorum and debate, appropriate as these rules were published the year after Rep. Roger Griswold attacked Rep. Matthew Lyon with a hickory walking stick on the floor of the House. NAIP locates only seven copies. Scarce. EVANS 36590. NAIP w027052.

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        Arresto Di S.S. Pio VI. Dalla Cavalleria Francese Retroceduta Da Verona Dopo La Gran Battaglia Ordinandogli il Comandante Di Ritonare A Piacenza E Prendere La Strad Del Piemonte. Sequi passato il Po da Piacenza sulla strada di Milano il 16 April 1799').

      - Kupferstich v. Gio. Petrini n. Luigi Agricola, dat. 1799, 35,5 x 46

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        Pantographia; containing accurate copies of all the known alphabets of the world; together with an English explanation of the peculiar force or power of each letter: to which are added, specimens of all well-authenticated oral languages; forming a comprehensive digest of phonology

      London: printed by Cooper and Wilson, for John and Arthur Arch [et al.], 1799. First edition, 8vo, pp. [4], xxxvi, 320; numerous fonts and languages throughout, many of an exotic nature, including those of Nootka and Prince William Sounds, Virginian, and New Zealand, as well as those of select Pacific Islands and African languages; nice copy in recent full tan calf, gilt paneled spine, red morocco label. Bigmore & Wyman, p. 243: "The work is dedicated to Sir Joseph Banks. Two copies were printed on vellum. It is preceded by a lengthy preface on the origin of language, the author seeking to establish that alphabets as well as language are of divine origin. The alphabets are arranged in alphabetical order on the left-hand pages, and their renderings are given opposite… Lowndes describes it as "a highly interesting work, the result of sixteen years' research." The author, who was a doctor of medicine, was an eminent, and probably the most learned, type-founder of his day." Sabin 26094.

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        \"Der Kurfürstliche Haupt- und Bann-Markt Rosenheim in obern Bajern\". Gesamtansicht von einem erhöhten Standpunkt.

       Kupferstich \"Nach freyem Auge gezeichnet und gestochen\" von J(ohann) N(epomuk) Maag, \"Kupferstecher in München im 64 Jahr alter ad 1799\", 37 x 58 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXIII, S. 502. - Der Münchner Zeichner und Kupferstecher J.N. Maag lebte von etwa 1724 bis 1800. - Schöne Gesamtansicht aus halber Höhe gegen die Alpenkette. Mittig unter der Ansicht allegorische Vignette. - Prachtvolle Ansicht von großer Seltenheit! Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        NYE OG FULDSTÆNDIG HUUSHOLDNINGSBOG, eller Anviisning for huslige Fruentimmer til selv at forestaae deres Huusholdning og have Opsyn over Kiøkkenet, Spisekammeret og alle øvrige huuslige Ting 1.-3. Deel. Tillæg til 1. del: Anviisning at skjære for og lægge for. Om Kiøds og Flesks Indsaltning, Røgning, et al. tillæg i 2. del. Om Syltning i Almindelighed. 3. del indhold: Om Fiærkræes Opklækning og Pleie.

      Soldins Forlag, Kiøbenhavn 1799. 2 udfoldelige kobberplancer, (4),274,40,54 s., (10),150, (6),136 s., XVI,200 s., samtidigt eller lidt senere halvlæder med lidt slidt papirtitelfelt, slidt på hjørner og kanterne på permene. [Bibl. danica. II, 257], [Vegenfeldt, Kornerup 1978: 892]. 16022341

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        Observations of the effects which carriage wheels with rims of different shapes, have on the roads;

      4to., two folding engraved plates, the first of which is mounted on a stub as a frontispiece, one small text figure, 66pp., contemporary half calf over marbled boards with a coroneted monogram on upper cover, neatly rebacked gilt. A very good copy sometime in the library of the Franklin Institute (book label on front pastedown and ink stamp on blank verso of title only).Publisher: London: printed by W. Bulmer and Co.,Year: 1799Edition: Second edition: very rare.

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        The Poetical Flower Basket, being a selection of approved and entertaining pieces of poetry, calculated for the improvement of young minds.

      Worcester: Isaiah Thomas, 1799. 16mo. (72)pp. First American edition. With full-page woodcut frontispiece and numerous small head- and tailpieces. The American edition adds a new Preface, which invites "all the Masters and Misses of the great town of Boston, and of all cities and Coutry towns under the direction of His Excellency John Adams, Esq., to come and smell at my Flower Basket." A compilation of poems, mainly from Pope and Gay, for more advanced young readers. Includes the versified "Story of Incle and Yarico, which tells of a shipwrecked English trader saved from cannibals by a West Indian maiden, whom he ultimately sells into slavery. This work originally appeared around 1779 as part of Johnson's ten-volume Lilliputian Library. The present copy is a remarkable survival, retaining its original binding of Dutch paper boards, which show very minor wear along extremities. A fine copy overall. (Welch 686; Evans 36129).

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        Tulpen - Gerard van Spaendonck, 1799-1801.

      TULPEN VAN GERARD VAN SPAENDONCK?Tulipe des jardins?, stippelgravure vervaardigd door P.F. le Grand naar een tekening van Gerard(us) van Spaendonck uit Fleurs dessin?es d?apr?s nature, uitgegeven tussen 1799 en 1801. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. Afm. (prent) 50 x 33 cm (lijst 77 x 61 cm).Aldus J. Immerzeel in 1842, werd "deze beroemde bloemschilder Gerard van Spaendonck uit eene gegoede burgerlijke familie te Tilburg geboren. Reeds vroeg werkte de kunstzin in zijnen geest en waren teekenpen en penseel zijn geliefdste speelgoed. Het deed hem leed te Tilburg geene kleuren naar zijnen smaak te vinden. Van een? voerman vernomen hebbende dat men te Antwerpen zeer schoone verwen [verf] konde bekomen, gaf hij een dukaat aan den voerman mede, om te Antwerpen van die kleuren voor hem te koopen. Zijne ouders, zijne vurige geneigdheid en bijzonderen aanleg voor kunst ziende, plaatsten hem te Antwerpen bij eenen meubelschilder voor zes jaren lang, tegen een jaarlijksch leergeld van f. 300.00. Zijn spoedig rijpend talent bragt zijnen meester in het volvoeren der hem opgedragen werkzaamheden, geen gering voordeel aan. Geen wonder dan ook dat, toen de zes leerjaren ten einde waren, hem f. 300.00 ?s jaars aangeboden werden als hij bij zijn? meester blijven wilde. Dit aanbod werd afgewezen. Om dezen tijd werden in het kamp bij Breda groote toebereidselen gemaakt tot een feest ter eere van Prins Willem V. Van Spaendonck begaf zich derwaarts en werkte er mede aan de decorati?n. Van het daaraan verdiende geld bekostigde hij de reis naar Parijs, die hij ondernam in gezelschap van eenen anderen meubelschilder uit Berchem, met wien hij bevriend was. De proeven van zijn reeds volkomen ontwikkeld talent bezorgden hem spoedig vermaardheid. Een edelman, La Valette genaamd, die zelf een kunstoefenend liefhebber was, nam hem als vriend bij zich. Acht jaren genoot hij deze zeldzame edelmoedigheid, des zomers op een prachtig buitenverblijf, des winters op de Louvre, waar men ten zijnen dienste, op het plat van het gebouw, aarde deed aanbrengen voor het aankweeken van bloemen. Na het overlijden van dezen edelman, aan wien Van Spaendonck zoo groote verpligting had, sprak hij altijd met aandoening van zijnen weldadigen vriend, en bewaarde met eerbiedige zorg verscheiden voorwerpen, die hem bijzionder dierbaar waren, waaronder behoorden ?s mans portret ten voeten uit en de schilderzel, dien hij gebruikt had. Van Spaendonck schilderde eenige menigte planten en bloemen voor den kruidtuin. In 1801 bestond de aldaar voorhanden verzameling uit eenig duizenden bladen van het keurigst perkament. Voor elk zoodanig blad werd 100 francs betaald. Dien prijs ontving Van Spaendonck voor het geringste takje van een plant of bloem. Hij leefde vele jaren in de achtingswaardige familie van den Oppertuinman. Men wil dat Van Spaendonck met de Fransche omwenteling [de revolutie van 1796] aanmerkelijke verliezen geleden hebbe. Vervolgens vond hij enige tegemoetkoming in zijne benoeming tot Professor in de iconographie bij den Platentuin, met een jaarwedde van 6,000 francs en andere voordelen, waaronder ook vrije huisvesting in eene prachtige woning, dezelfde, die vroeger door Buffon bewoond werd. Later werd hij lid van het Nationaal Instituut en van het Legioen van eer. Als Professor gaf hij des zomers drie maanden les in de zaal der Bibliotheek van den kruidtuin. Dan werd met zwart krijt of sapverw geteekend naar de schoonste modellen. Zijne leerlingen bestonden meerendeels uit jonge dames van den hoogen stand. In vele Galerijen en Kabinetten van Europa treft men heerlijkste bloem- en vruchtstukken in craijon."Tussen 1799 en 1801 gaf Van Spaendonck in eigen beheer vierentwintig gravures uit, die naar zijn gouaches werden vervaardigd. Zijn Fleurs dessin?es d?apr?s nature is een van de meest fameuze bloemen boeken, geroemd om zijn prachtige voorstellingen, gedrukt in stippel gravure. Het kunnen differenti?ren tussen verschillende tonen grijs, bleek buitengewoon geschikt voor het weergeven van botanische details, een methode die Van Spaendonck ook bijbracht aan zijn leerling Pierre-Joseph Redout?.Zoals andere beroemde bloemenschilders was ook Van Spaendonck technisch perfect: in olieverf, aquarel, pen of potlood, op elke schaal. Met aandacht voor elk minutieus detail en elegantie en verfijndheid van de compositie, toont hij zijn meesterschap. Evenals Jan van Huijsum begreep Van Spaendonck de tijdgeest en maakte bloemvoorstellingen die feilloos aansloten bij de smaak van het publiek van rond 1800. Hij combineerde de traditionele Nederlandse manier van weergeven van bloemen met Franse sophistication en goede smaak.Prijs: ?1.750,- (incl. lijst).

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        Bloemenprent - Gerard van Spaendonck, 1799-1801.

      BLOEMENPRENT GERARD VAN SPAENDONCK?Papaver somniferum?, stippelgravure vervaardigd door P.F. le Grand naar een tekening van Gerard(us) van Spaendonck uit Fleurs dessin?es d?apr?s nature, uitgegeven tussen 1799 en 1801. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. Afm. (prent) 50 x 33 cm (lijst 77 x 61 cm).De bolpapaver heeft een karakteristieke zaadbol, die ook wel de maanbol wordt genoemd. Uit het gedroogde melksap van deze maanbol kan opium gewonnen worden. De gedroogde zaden uit de bol zijn het bekende maanzaad.Aldus J. Immerzeel in 1842, werd ?deze beroemde bloemschilder Gerard van Spaendonck uit eene gegoede burgerlijke familie te Tilburg geboren. Reeds vroeg werkte de kunstzin in zijnen geest en waren teekenpen en penseel zijn geliefdste speelgoed. Het deed hem leed te Tilburg geene kleuren naar zijnen smaak te vinden. Van een? voerman vernomen hebbende dat men te Antwerpen zeer schoone verwen [verf] konde bekomen, gaf hij een dukaat aan den voerman mede, om te Antwerpen van die kleuren voor hem te koopen. Zijne ouders, zijne vurige geneigdheid en bijzonderen aanleg voor kunst ziende, plaatsten hem te Antwerpen bij eenen meubelschilder voor zes jaren lang, tegen een jaarlijksch leergeld van f. 300.00. Zijn spoedig rijpend talent bragt zijnen meester in het volvoeren der hem opgedragen werkzaamheden, geen gering voordeel aan. Geen wonder dan ook dat, toen de zes leerjaren ten einde waren, hem f. 300.00 ?s jaars aangeboden werden als hij bij zijn? meester blijven wilde. Dit aanbod werd afgewezen. Om dezen tijd werden in het kamp bij Breda groote toebereidselen gemaakt tot een feest ter eere van Prins Willem V. Van Spaendonck begaf zich derwaarts en werkte er mede aan de decorati?n. Van het daaraan verdiende geld bekostigde hij de reis naar Parijs, die hij ondernam in gezelschap van eenen anderen meubelschilder uit Berchem, met wien hij bevriend was. De proeven van zijn reeds volkomen ontwikkeld talent bezorgden hem spoedig vermaardheid. Een edelman, La Valette genaamd, die zelf een kunstoefenend liefhebber was, nam hem als vriend bij zich. Acht jaren genoot hij deze zeldzame edelmoedigheid, des zomers op een prachtig buitenverblijf, des winters op de Louvre, waar men ten zijnen dienste, op het plat van het gebouw, aarde deed aanbrengen voor het aankweeken van bloemen. Na het overlijden van dezen edelman, aan wien Van Spaendonck zoo groote verpligting had, sprak hij altijd met aandoening van zijnen weldadigen vriend, en bewaarde met eerbiedige zorg verscheiden voorwerpen, die hem bijzionder dierbaar waren, waaronder behoorden ?s mans portret ten voeten uit en de schilderzel, dien hij gebruikt had. Van Spaendonck schilderde eenige menigte planten en bloemen voor den kruidtuin. In 1801 bestond de aldaar voorhanden verzameling uit eenig duizenden bladen van het keurigst perkament. Voor elk zoodanig blad werd 100 francs betaald. Dien prijs ontving Van Spaendonck voor het geringste takje van een plant of bloem. Hij leefde vele jaren in de achtingswaardige familie van den Oppertuinman. Men wil dat Van Spaendonck met de Fransche omwenteling [de revolutie van 1796] aanmerkelijke verliezen geleden hebbe. Vervolgens vond hij enige tegemoetkoming in zijne benoeming tot Professor in de iconographie bij den Platentuin, met een jaarwedde van 6,000 francs en andere voordelen, waaronder ook vrije huisvesting in eene prachtige woning, dezelfde, die vroeger door Buffon bewoond werd. Later werd hij lid van het Nationaal Instituut en van het Legioen van eer. Als Professor gaf hij des zomers drie maanden les in de zaal der Bibliotheek van den kruidtuin. Dan werd met zwart krijt of sapverw geteekend naar de schoonste modellen. Zijne leerlingen bestonden meerendeels uit jonge dames van den hoogen stand. In vele Galerijen en Kabinetten van Europa treft men heerlijkste bloem- en vruchtstukken in craijon.?Tussen 1799 en 1801 gaf Van Spaendonck in eigen beheer vierentwintig gravures uit, die naar zijn gouaches werden vervaardigd. Zijn Fleurs dessin?es d?apr?s nature is een van de meest fameuze bloemen boeken, geroemd om zijn prachtige voorstellingen, gedrukt in stippel gravure. Het kunnen differenti?ren tussen verschillende tonen grijs, bleek buitengewoon geschikt voor het weergeven van botanische details, een methode die Van Spaendonck ook bijbracht aan zijn leerling Pierre-Joseph Redout?.Zoals andere beroemde bloemenschilders was ook Van Spaendonck technisch perfect: in olieverf, aquarel, pen of potlood, op elke schaal. Met aandacht voor elk minutieus detail en elegantie en verfijndheid van de compositie, toont hij zijn meesterschap. Evenals Jan van Huijsum begreep Van Spaendonck de tijdgeest en maakte bloemvoorstellingen die feilloos aansloten bij de smaak van het publiek van rond 1800. Hij combineerde de traditionele Nederlandse manier van weergeven van bloemen met Franse sophistication en goede smaak.Prijs: ?950,- (incl. lijst).

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        The Poetical Flower Basket, being a selection of approved and entertaining pieces of poetry, calculated for the improvement of young minds

      Worcester: Isaiah Thomas, 1799. 16mo. (72)pp. First American edition. With full-page woodcut frontispiece and numerous small head- and tailpieces. The American edition adds a new Preface, which invites "all the Masters and Misses of the great town of Boston, and of all cities and Coutry towns under the direction of His Excellency John Adams, Esq., to come and smell at my Flower Basket." A compilation of poems, mainly from Pope and Gay, for more advanced young readers. Includes the versified "Story of Incle and Yarico, which tells of a shipwrecked English trader saved from cannibals by a West Indian maiden, whom he ultimately sells into slavery. This work originally appeared around 1779 as part of Johnson's ten-volume Lilliputian Library. The present copy is a remarkable survival, retaining its original binding of Dutch paper boards, which show very minor wear along extremities. A fine copy overall. (Welch 686; Evans 36129).

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        Bab-Rachyd ou la Porte de Rossette a Alexandrie.la vue est prise en dehors des Murs. depart d'une Karavane.

      Voyage Pittoresque de la Syrie, de la Phoenicie, de la Palestine, et de la Basse Egypte., 1799-1800.. Plate 54. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Large paper copy. Fine condition. Mounted size: 62 x 46.5cm. Size: 35 x 26 cm. (14 x 10 inches). Beautiful print of a caravan leaving the Gates of Aleaxandria. Louis-François Cassas was one of the best French printmakers of the eighteenth century, His Voyage Pittoresque de la Syrie, de la Phoenicie, de la Palestine, et de la Basse-Egypte is perhaps the finest eighteenth century illustrated book on the Middle East. Cassas accompanied Choiseul-Gouffier on his embassy to Istabul in 1784 but remained there only a few weeks. From the end of 1784 to 1787 he travelled in the Levant, Syria and Egypt at Choiseul-Gouffier's expense, making more than 300 drawings. His drawings of Troad were engraved for volume II of Choiseul-Gouffier's 'Voyage Pittoresque'. His original drawings remained in family hands for many y ears, but were sold at auction in 1878. The drawings include studies of costumes, architectural pieces, monuments, views, scenes from daily life and animals. He was the greatest exponent of the Levant. This superb print is from the first edition, published in parts on large sheets. Engraved by Godefroy.

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        D'Jami ou Mosquée Cathédrale, de Hhacan; au Caire. Vuë générale de la Mosquée.

      Voyage Pittoresque de la Syrie, de la Phoenicie, de la Palestine, et de la Basse Egypte., 1799-1800. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Large paper copy. Fine condition. Size: 48.5 x 31 cm. (19 x 12 inches). Magnificent engraving of the mosque of Hassan in Cairo. Louis-François Cassas was one of the best French printmakers of the eighteenth century. His Voyage Pittoresque de la Syrie, de la Phoenicie, de la Palestine, et de la Basse-Egypte is perhaps the finest eighteenth century illustrated book on the Middle East. Cassas accompanied Choiseul-Gouffier on his embassy to Istanbul in 1784 but remained there only a few weeks. From the end of 1784 to 1787 he travelled in the Levant, Syria and Egypt at Choiseul-Gouffier's expense, making more than 300 drawings. His drawings of Troad were engraved for volume II of Choiseul-Gouffier's 'Voyage Pittoresque'. His original drawings remained in family hands for many y ears, but were sold at auction in 1878. The drawings include studies of costumes, architectural pieces, monuments, views, scenes from daily life and animals. He was the greatest exponent of the Levant. This superb print is from the first edition, published in parts on large sheets. Engraved by Ransonette/ M.A. Benoist.

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        Marche d'un mariage dans la ville du Caire. La Pompe passe devant le celebre édifice, appelé El Maristan ou l'hôpital (des foux).

      Voyage Pittoresque de la Syrie, de la Phoenicie, de la Palestine, et de la Basse Egypte, 1799-1800.. Plate 63. Size: 540 x 360 mm. Copper engraving. Fine condition. Print of a magnificent wedding procession through the streets of Cairo. Louis-François Cassas was one of the best French printmakers of the eighteenth century, His Voyage Pittoresque de la Syrie, de la Phoenicie, de la Palestine, et de la Basse-Egypte is perhaps the finest eighteenth century illustrated book on the Middle East. Cassas accompanied Choiseul-Gouffier on his embassy to Istanbul in 1784 but remained there only a few weeks. From the end of 1784 to 1787 he travelled in the Levant, Syria and Egypt at Choiseul-Gouffier's expense, making more than 300 drawings. His drawings of Troad were engraved for volume II of Choiseul-Gouffier's 'Voyage Pittoresque'. His original drawings remained in family hands for many y ears, but were sold at auction in 1878. The drawings include studies of costumes, architectural pieces, monuments, views, scenes from daily life and animals. He was the greatest exponent of the Levant. This superb print is from the first edition, published in parts on large sheets. Engraved by Patas.

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        Exposition du systême du monde

      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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        Leipzig im Profil. Ein Taschenwörterbuch für Einheimische und Fremde.

      Solothurn, Benedict Krüger und Adolph Weber, o.J. (1799). VIII, 316 Ss. Kl.8vo. Etwas späterer handgebundener Halblederband (ca. 1850) mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel sowie die Deckel mit floralen und figuralen Zeichnungen geprägt (die Kanten nur minimal berieben). Wohl erste und einzige Ausgabe (bibliographisch leider nicht nachweisbar). - Der Autor entwirft ein interessantes, aus heutieger Sicht amüsantes Sittenbild der Stadt, beginnt bei A, wie: Abentheurer, über E, wie: Ehescheidungen (\"diese sind dermalen an der Tagesordnung, und sonderbar! Fast immer sind es die Weiber, welche die Scheidung verlangen\".) bis Z, wie: Zeitungen (\"Alles lieset Zeitungen...\"). - Vorsätze mit hübschem Marmorpapier bezogen, vorderer Innendeckel mit Exlibris, hinterer Innendeckel mit Buchbinderschildchen: \"Max Schröter Nachf., Leipzig\". - Die Seiten durchgehend teils etwas gebräunt - im Ganzen gutes und schönes Exemplar. - Selten! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Rélation abrégée du voyage de La Pérouse, pendant les années 1785, 1786, 1787 et 1788...

      Leipzig: no publisher, 1799. Octavo, with an engraved portrait, five plates and a folding world map; contemporary French mottled calf, spine gilt with raised bands. Abridged account of the La Pérouse voyage, published two years after the official edition. The preface records all previous Pacific voyagers of any note, and includes a full list of persons who embarked with La Pérouse including officers, scientists, artists, sailors, engineers, artillerymen, carpenters, domestic servants and supercargo (dated July 1785).Although printed in a smaller format than the lavish (and handsomely priced) official edition, this book was aimed at voyage enthusiasts, advertising itself on the title-page as a supplement to La Harpe's series of voyage accounts. Although the title page attributes the abridgement to Jean-Francois de La Harpe, McLaren states it is actually the work of Charles Françoise de Villers. Rolf du Reitz confidently speculates 'the Leipzig imprint is probably fictitious.'Only the National Library copy is recorded by Ferguson, while McLaren notes another at the State Library of Victoria.

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        Relation abrégée du Voyage de La Pérouse, pendant les années 1785, 1786, 1787 et 1788...

      Leipzig: 1799. Octavo, frontispiece, five plates, and a large folding map; contemporary quarter calf, some wear, front joint starting but otherwise a very good copy, bookplate. Abridged account of the La Pérouse voyage, published two years after the official edition. The preface records all previous Pacific voyagers of any note, and includes a full list of persons who embarked with La Pérouse including officers, scientists, artists, sailors, engineers, artillerymen, carpenters, domestic servants and supercargo (dated July 1785).Although printed in a smaller format than the lavish (and handsomely priced) official edition, this book was aimed at voyage enthusiasts, advertising itself on the title-page as a supplement to La Harpe's series of voyage accounts. Although the title page attributes the abridgement to Jean-Francois de La Harpe, McLaren states it is actually the work of Charles Françoise de Villers. Rolf du Reitz confidently speculates 'the Leipzig imprint is probably fictitious.'Only the National Library copy is recorded by Ferguson, while McLaren notes another at the State Library of Victoria.

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        Die Spinne als die beste Wetterprophetinn, welche die bevorstehende Veränderung des Wetters mehrere Tage voraus ankündiget.Munich, Joseph Lindauer, 1800. 8vo. With a folding letterpress table. Later marbled boards.

      - VD18 15333019; WorldCat (1 copy); not in Horn & Schenkling. Rare first edition of a study on the behaviour of spiders by the German Joseph Schmidt, honorary member of the Botanical Society of Regensburg. He explains that spiders react to weather changes, and from studying this behaviour Schmidt was able to predict the weather several days forward. The treatise is a reaction on Quatremere Disjonval's Neueste Entdeckungen über die Natur der Spinnen und vorzüglich über deren Verhältniß mit den Veränderungen in der Atmosphäre (Berlin, Leipzig, 1799). Slightly browned, letterpress table loosely inserted, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Tulpen - Gerard van Spaendonck, 1799-1801.

      TULPEN VAN GERARD VAN SPAENDONCK?Tulipe des jardins?, stippelgravure vervaardigd door P.F. le Grand naar een tekening van Gerard(us) van Spaendonck uit Fleurs dessinées d?après nature, uitgegeven tussen 1799 en 1801. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. Afm. (prent) 50 x 33 cm (lijst 77 x 61 cm).Aldus J. Immerzeel in 1842, werd "deze beroemde bloemschilder Gerard van Spaendonck uit eene gegoede burgerlijke familie te Tilburg geboren. Reeds vroeg werkte de kunstzin in zijnen geest en waren teekenpen en penseel zijn geliefdste speelgoed. Het deed hem leed te Tilburg geene kleuren naar zijnen smaak te vinden. Van een? voerman vernomen hebbende dat men te Antwerpen zeer schoone verwen [verf] konde bekomen, gaf hij een dukaat aan den voerman mede, om te Antwerpen van die kleuren voor hem te koopen. Zijne ouders, zijne vurige geneigdheid en bijzonderen aanleg voor kunst ziende, plaatsten hem te Antwerpen bij eenen meubelschilder voor zes jaren lang, tegen een jaarlijksch leergeld van f. 300.00. Zijn spoedig rijpend talent bragt zijnen meester in het volvoeren der hem opgedragen werkzaamheden, geen gering voordeel aan. Geen wonder dan ook dat, toen de zes leerjaren ten einde waren, hem f. 300.00 ?s jaars aangeboden werden als hij bij zijn? meester blijven wilde. Dit aanbod werd afgewezen. Om dezen tijd werden in het kamp bij Breda groote toebereidselen gemaakt tot een feest ter eere van Prins Willem V. Van Spaendonck begaf zich derwaarts en werkte er mede aan de decoratiën. Van het daaraan verdiende geld bekostigde hij de reis naar Parijs, die hij ondernam in gezelschap van eenen anderen meubelschilder uit Berchem, met wien hij bevriend was. De proeven van zijn reeds volkomen ontwikkeld talent bezorgden hem spoedig vermaardheid. Een edelman, La Valette genaamd, die zelf een kunstoefenend liefhebber was, nam hem als vriend bij zich. Acht jaren genoot hij deze zeldzame edelmoedigheid, des zomers op een prachtig buitenverblijf, des winters op de Louvre, waar men ten zijnen dienste, op het plat van het gebouw, aarde deed aanbrengen voor het aankweeken van bloemen. Na het overlijden van dezen edelman, aan wien Van Spaendonck zoo groote verpligting had, sprak hij altijd met aandoening van zijnen weldadigen vriend, en bewaarde met eerbiedige zorg verscheiden voorwerpen, die hem bijzionder dierbaar waren, waaronder behoorden ?s mans portret ten voeten uit en de schilderzel, dien hij gebruikt had. Van Spaendonck schilderde eenige menigte planten en bloemen voor den kruidtuin. In 1801 bestond de aldaar voorhanden verzameling uit eenig duizenden bladen van het keurigst perkament. Voor elk zoodanig blad werd 100 francs betaald. Dien prijs ontving Van Spaendonck voor het geringste takje van een plant of bloem. Hij leefde vele jaren in de achtingswaardige familie van den Oppertuinman. Men wil dat Van Spaendonck met de Fransche omwenteling [de revolutie van 1796] aanmerkelijke verliezen geleden hebbe. Vervolgens vond hij enige tegemoetkoming in zijne benoeming tot Professor in de iconographie bij den Platentuin, met een jaarwedde van 6,000 francs en andere voordelen, waaronder ook vrije huisvesting in eene prachtige woning, dezelfde, die vroeger door Buffon bewoond werd. Later werd hij lid van het Nationaal Instituut en van het Legioen van eer. Als Professor gaf hij des zomers drie maanden les in de zaal der Bibliotheek van den kruidtuin. Dan werd met zwart krijt of sapverw geteekend naar de schoonste modellen. Zijne leerlingen bestonden meerendeels uit jonge dames van den hoogen stand. In vele Galerijen en Kabinetten van Europa treft men heerlijkste bloem- en vruchtstukken in craijon."Tussen 1799 en 1801 gaf Van Spaendonck in eigen beheer vierentwintig gravures uit, die naar zijn gouaches werden vervaardigd. Zijn Fleurs dessinées d?après nature is een van de meest fameuze bloemen boeken, geroemd om zijn prachtige voorstellingen, gedrukt in stippel gravure. Het kunnen differentiëren tussen verschillende tonen grijs, bleek buitengewoon geschikt voor het weergeven van botanische details, een methode die Van Spaendonck ook bijbracht aan zijn leerling Pierre-Joseph Redouté.Zoals andere beroemde bloemenschilders was ook Van Spaendonck technisch perfect: in olieverf, aquarel, pen of potlood, op elke schaal. Met aandacht voor elk minutieus detail en elegantie en verfijndheid van de compositie, toont hij zijn meesterschap. Evenals Jan van Huijsum begreep Van Spaendonck de tijdgeest en maakte bloemvoorstellingen die feilloos aansloten bij de smaak van het publiek van rond 1800. Hij combineerde de traditionele Nederlandse manier van weergeven van bloemen met Franse sophistication en goede smaak.Prijs: ?1.750,- (incl. lijst).

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        Bloemenprent - Gerard van Spaendonck, 1799-1801.

      BLOEMENPRENT GERARD VAN SPAENDONCK?Papaver somniferum?, stippelgravure vervaardigd door P.F. le Grand naar een tekening van Gerard(us) van Spaendonck uit Fleurs dessinées d?après nature, uitgegeven tussen 1799 en 1801. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. Afm. (prent) 50 x 33 cm (lijst 77 x 61 cm).De bolpapaver heeft een karakteristieke zaadbol, die ook wel de maanbol wordt genoemd. Uit het gedroogde melksap van deze maanbol kan opium gewonnen worden. De gedroogde zaden uit de bol zijn het bekende maanzaad.Aldus J. Immerzeel in 1842, werd ?deze beroemde bloemschilder Gerard van Spaendonck uit eene gegoede burgerlijke familie te Tilburg geboren. Reeds vroeg werkte de kunstzin in zijnen geest en waren teekenpen en penseel zijn geliefdste speelgoed. Het deed hem leed te Tilburg geene kleuren naar zijnen smaak te vinden. Van een? voerman vernomen hebbende dat men te Antwerpen zeer schoone verwen [verf] konde bekomen, gaf hij een dukaat aan den voerman mede, om te Antwerpen van die kleuren voor hem te koopen. Zijne ouders, zijne vurige geneigdheid en bijzonderen aanleg voor kunst ziende, plaatsten hem te Antwerpen bij eenen meubelschilder voor zes jaren lang, tegen een jaarlijksch leergeld van f. 300.00. Zijn spoedig rijpend talent bragt zijnen meester in het volvoeren der hem opgedragen werkzaamheden, geen gering voordeel aan. Geen wonder dan ook dat, toen de zes leerjaren ten einde waren, hem f. 300.00 ?s jaars aangeboden werden als hij bij zijn? meester blijven wilde. Dit aanbod werd afgewezen. Om dezen tijd werden in het kamp bij Breda groote toebereidselen gemaakt tot een feest ter eere van Prins Willem V. Van Spaendonck begaf zich derwaarts en werkte er mede aan de decoratiën. Van het daaraan verdiende geld bekostigde hij de reis naar Parijs, die hij ondernam in gezelschap van eenen anderen meubelschilder uit Berchem, met wien hij bevriend was. De proeven van zijn reeds volkomen ontwikkeld talent bezorgden hem spoedig vermaardheid. Een edelman, La Valette genaamd, die zelf een kunstoefenend liefhebber was, nam hem als vriend bij zich. Acht jaren genoot hij deze zeldzame edelmoedigheid, des zomers op een prachtig buitenverblijf, des winters op de Louvre, waar men ten zijnen dienste, op het plat van het gebouw, aarde deed aanbrengen voor het aankweeken van bloemen. Na het overlijden van dezen edelman, aan wien Van Spaendonck zoo groote verpligting had, sprak hij altijd met aandoening van zijnen weldadigen vriend, en bewaarde met eerbiedige zorg verscheiden voorwerpen, die hem bijzionder dierbaar waren, waaronder behoorden ?s mans portret ten voeten uit en de schilderzel, dien hij gebruikt had. Van Spaendonck schilderde eenige menigte planten en bloemen voor den kruidtuin. In 1801 bestond de aldaar voorhanden verzameling uit eenig duizenden bladen van het keurigst perkament. Voor elk zoodanig blad werd 100 francs betaald. Dien prijs ontving Van Spaendonck voor het geringste takje van een plant of bloem. Hij leefde vele jaren in de achtingswaardige familie van den Oppertuinman. Men wil dat Van Spaendonck met de Fransche omwenteling [de revolutie van 1796] aanmerkelijke verliezen geleden hebbe. Vervolgens vond hij enige tegemoetkoming in zijne benoeming tot Professor in de iconographie bij den Platentuin, met een jaarwedde van 6,000 francs en andere voordelen, waaronder ook vrije huisvesting in eene prachtige woning, dezelfde, die vroeger door Buffon bewoond werd. Later werd hij lid van het Nationaal Instituut en van het Legioen van eer. Als Professor gaf hij des zomers drie maanden les in de zaal der Bibliotheek van den kruidtuin. Dan werd met zwart krijt of sapverw geteekend naar de schoonste modellen. Zijne leerlingen bestonden meerendeels uit jonge dames van den hoogen stand. In vele Galerijen en Kabinetten van Europa treft men heerlijkste bloem- en vruchtstukken in craijon.?Tussen 1799 en 1801 gaf Van Spaendonck in eigen beheer vierentwintig gravures uit, die naar zijn gouaches werden vervaardigd. Zijn Fleurs dessinées d?après nature is een van de meest fameuze bloemen boeken, geroemd om zijn prachtige voorstellingen, gedrukt in stippel gravure. Het kunnen differentiëren tussen verschillende tonen grijs, bleek buitengewoon geschikt voor het weergeven van botanische details, een methode die Van Spaendonck ook bijbracht aan zijn leerling Pierre-Joseph Redouté.Zoals andere beroemde bloemenschilders was ook Van Spaendonck technisch perfect: in olieverf, aquarel, pen of potlood, op elke schaal. Met aandacht voor elk minutieus detail en elegantie en verfijndheid van de compositie, toont hij zijn meesterschap. Evenals Jan van Huijsum begreep Van Spaendonck de tijdgeest en maakte bloemvoorstellingen die feilloos aansloten bij de smaak van het publiek van rond 1800. Hij combineerde de traditionele Nederlandse manier van weergeven van bloemen met Franse sophistication en goede smaak.Prijs: ?950,- (incl. lijst).

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        Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education

      1799. First Edition . MORE, Hannah. Strictures on the Modern System of Education. With A View of the Principles and Conduct Prevalent among Women of Rank and Fortune. London: T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1799. Two volumes. Octavo, original blue paper boards rebacked, later printed paper spine labels, uncut; pp. xix, 274; vii, 322. $2800.First edition of More's profoundly influential work on the education and role of women, published only seven years after Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman—key works often opposed in approach yet united in a basic tenet: ""education is a discipline for life.""Hannah More united theology, philanthropy and practical experience in a way that ""allowed her to break the boundaries of gender and class and to assume a moral, religious, and political authority that was unprecedented for a middle-class woman of the period"" (ODNB). ""Only seven years separate the publications of Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman… from More's Strictures… The especial power of a woman's mind, though figured differently by each author and working under quite different constraints, is the basic tenet that unites Wollstonecraft and More. Education is a discipline for life. Wollstonecraft and More write with passion about the education of women, in particular, and the preeminence of influence in the domestic sphere because each topic has been so sadly trivialized… these manifestos promote fundamental changes in attitude."" Despite key differences, both ""envisioned transforming the state by modeling governance on domestic arrangement. Wollstonecraft would have no quarrel with More's call to women 'to exert themselves, with a patriotism at once firm and feminine, for the general good…' and that 'the chief end to be proposed, in cultivating the understandings of women, is to qualify them for the practical purposes of life'"" (Demers, World of Hannah More, 81-5). ""A growing estimation of More's importance also reflects an awareness of her central literary status in the period as a dramatist, poet, educational pioneer and political writer… also in the struggle to abolish the slave trade"" (Keen, Revolutions in Romantic Literature, 255n). First edition, with no edition statement on title pages. Volume I with half title; Volume II with leaf of publisher's advertisements at rear. Lowndes, 1604. DNB, 866. Early owner signatures of Althea Fanshawe, the contemporary author and educator whose own works include Thoughts on Affectation (1805) and Easter Holidays, or Domestic Conversations (1797).Interiors very fresh with only lightest scattered foxing, faint soiling, mild edge-wear to boards. A beautiful copy.

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        Wunder der feuerspeyenden Berge in Briefen an eine Frau f

      ...Verbesserungen). (1). - Angebunden: Fresenius, F[riedrich] A[nton]. Praktische Wetterkunde nach alten Bauererfahrungen. Ein Handbuch f

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        Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      1799. SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London: A. Strahan, T. Cadell, and W. Davies, 1799. Three volumes. Octavo, contemporary full speckled brown calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, red morocco spine labels. $6500.Ninth edition of Smith’s landmark work—“probably the most important book which has ever been written” (Buckle).""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… it is the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought"" (PMM 221). Buckle's History of Civilization calls Wealth of Nations ""probably the most important book which has ever been written,"" while economist J.A.R. Mariott asserts that ""there is probably no single work in the language which has in its day exercised an influence so profound."" First published in 1776. With half titles; one rear page of advertisements (III). Kress B2209. Goldsmiths 17550. Palgrave III:116. ESTC T95382. Owner signatures, armorial bookplates of the Earl of Northesk, a title in the peerage of Scotland that was created in the 17th century. The family seat is Scotland's Ethie Castle.Interior quite fresh with only small bit of marginal dampstaining in Volume I, expert restoration to beautiful contemporary bindings.

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        Au quartier-g

      Cairo, Imprimerie nationale, 6 fructidor an 7 [23. August 1799]. - Small folio. With the woodcut symbol of the French Republic showing Marianne, and with the header: Libert

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        Travels In The Interior Districts Of Africa Performed Under The Direction And Patronage Of The African Association In The Years 1795, 1796 and 1797

      W Bulmer and Co for the author 1799 - XXVIII 372 pages, XCI appendix. 4to, geographical illustration of Mr Park's journey by Major Rennell + 6 page postscript. engraved frontis of the author, 5 other plates, 3 folding maps and chart. A clean copy, recased in the original 1/2 calf, spine showing loss, relayed. One of the first great African explorers Mungo Park (1771-1806) was the first European to reach the head waters of the Niger. He gives detailed descriptions of the fauna, customs of the tribes etc.

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        Mémoire de F. A. Mesmer docteur en médecine, sur ses découvertes.

      Paris, Fuchs, de l'impr. de Lesguilliez, an VII-1799, in 12, de 2ff. XII-110pp., 1f. de cat. éditeur, cart. papier marbré moderne genre ancien, bon exemplaire à toutes marges. C'est le plus rare et le plus important des ouvrages de Mesmer. Ecrit 20 ans après son premier mémoire où il exposait sa doctrine, il se plaint de ne pas être compris par le corps des médecins. Il décide donc ici d'éclairer ses propos en les appuyant sur de nouvelles expériences, les dégageant cette fois-ci de tous les apports "occultes". Voir à ce sujet le très long commentaire de Crabtree. Bon exemplaire bien complet du dernier feuillet : notice publicitaire du librairie, le citoyen Fuchs. Ce feuillet n'est signalé que dans la collection Norman. ¶ Crabtree n°211 "One of the Mesmer's most important works. Mesmer complains that his discovery, animal magnetism, has had great difficulty in attaining acceptance in the medical world. He also undertakes to explain the phenomenon of somnambulism and its place in the practice of animal magnetism... He says that all the phenomena connected with "critical sleep", such as knowledge of things at a dsitance and the ability to diagnose disease... are to be explained in terms of the actions of the magnetic fluid, and therefore in terms of a purely mechanical physical system. He insists that traditional occult interpretations of theses things are mistaken..." - Norman Coll. M32 - Overmier & Senior, 86.

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        Oeuvres de Machiavel. 9 volumes.

      A Paris, chez Potey et chez Pichard 1799 - Le Prince. Discours sur la premi

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        Histoire Abrégée des Coquillages de Mer, de leurs Moeurs, et de leurs Amours.

      Versailles, P.D. Pierres, An VIII (1799-1800). 4to. pp. viii, 202, with engraved headpiece and 21 engraved plates printed in bistre. Contemporary blue boards, spine with red gilt lettered label. Nissen ZBI, 995. A romantic conchological work, addressed to female readers. Cubières was a diletante naturalist and had an admirable natural history cabinet.

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        Voyage aux régions equinoxiales du Nouveau Continent. (Reprint of the Paris edition, 1805-1834).Amsterdam, New York, Theatrum Orbis Terarrum, Da Capo Press, 1971-1973. 30 volumes (20 in Atlas folio and 10 in Royal 4to). With 1470 plates and maps (1240 in colour).With: (2) HUMBOLDT, Alexander von. Personal narrative of the travels to the equinoxial regions of the New Continent, 1799-1804, and Researches concerning the institutions and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of America. Edited and translated into English by Helen M. Williams. (Reprint of the London edition, 1814-1829). Amsterdam, New York, Theatrum Orbis Terarrum, Da Capo Press, 1972. 9 volumes bound as 5. Library cloth.

      - A complete facsimile of the first edition of Humboldt's monumental report of his scientific expeditions to South America, Central America and Cuba, one of the greatest publications in the history of exploration and still an important primary source today for its contributions to topography, geography, zoology, botany, ethnography and geology. Also included is the nine-volume English translation. The research took place during three expeditions to different regions, each with its own scientific objectives:1. The exploration of the Orinoco River, 16 July 1799 to 24 November 1800, covering 2000 square miles of uncharted and mostly unexplored jungle.2. Travels to Cuba and through Peru, Colombia and Equador, from 24 November 1800 to 5 December 1802.3. Researches in Mexico, from 5 December 1802 to May 1804.The voyages led to many discoveries and scientific by-products, and the participants catalogued and drew 8000 plants, 4000 not previously described. They established the cause of periodic meteor showers, and gave a scientific basis to the geography of the territories visited.The work itself may be divided into six sections:a. Relation historique (which remained unfinished, ending with the first phase of the voyage to Peru in 1801).b. Recueil d'observation de zoologie et d'anatomie comparée (published with the assistence of Cuvier, Latreille and Valenciennes).c. Essai politique sur la Royaume de la Nouvelle Espagne (also called Essai politique sur l'Isle de Cuba ).d.Observations astronomiques, operations trigonometriques et mesures barometriques (published in collaboration with Jabbo Oltmans).e. Physique générale et géologie: essai sur la géographie des plantes. f. Plantes équinoxiales (published by A. Bonpland).

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        The Naturalist's and Traveller's Companion

      London: C. Dilly, 1799. xvi, 215, hand-coloured engraved frontis and title vignette, 3 plain plates (1 folding). Hardback. 8vo, cont. full mottled calf, sympathetically rebacked in matching style, raised bands, gt, orig. title-piece preserved, corners restored. Some occasional light foxing. Book-plate of Thomas Botfield. The Botfield family were Shropshire industrialists during the 18th/19th centuries. 3rd edition. An early work giving instruction on the collection, preservation and transportation of insect, animal and plant specimens, as well as minerals.

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        Journey from India towards England in the year 1797. By a route commonly called over-land, through countries not much frequented, and many of them hitherto unknown to Europeans, Particularly between the Rivers Euphrates and Tigris, through Curdistan, Diarbeck, Armenia, and Natolia, in Asia; and through Romalia, Bulgaria, Wallachia, Transylvania, etc. in Europe. Illustrated by a map and other engravings.

      London: T. Cadell, 1799. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.xvi; 277; [1]. Folding map showing Jackson's route from the Persian Gulf to Hermanstad and five other engraved plates. Bound in a utilitarian later binding of green quarter leather with green cloth boards, red morocco title label with gilt to spine. Neat ownership inscription to title page. Some spotting to the textblock, predominately to the prelims and endmatter and on the pages facing plates. Spotting to plates and map, plate facing p.107 trimmed along fore edge. Some wear to the leather and wear and marking to the cloth. Very good.

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        Document Signed 'Ch. Mau. Talleyrand' to F. SERBELLONI (Charles Maurice, Prince de Benevento, 1754-1838, French Statesman under Napoleon)

      1799 - as Ambassador in Paris of the Cisalpine Republic (sic, Gian Galeazzo SERBELLONI, 1744-1802, First President of the Cisalpine Executive Directory, July 1797, Ambassador, November 1797 - June 1800), in French with translation, informing him that "on learning of the retreat to Chambéry of several members of the Executive Directory and Public Officers of the Cisalpine Republic", the French Directory "has given immediate orders that the National Treasury place 50,000 francs at their disposal . payable at Chambéry itself to the Cisalpine Directory or to one of its members", with inserted a copy, inscribed "Copy. FS", of a document addressed to Serbelloni, that needs to be presented to the cashier at Chambéry, and with Serbelloni's copy note, that it will be presented by "Citizen Marescalchi", 1 side 4to., Paris, 16th and 18th Prairial, the main document 1 side 4to. and conjugate address leaf, Paris, 16th Prairial Year 7, 4th June small portion of address leaf caught on opening seal, dividing an 'External Affairs' stamp, and with short closed tear to central fold, all without loss Talleyrand, at a time when his only standing was as a Member of the Institut, gave two far-seeing addresses (on relations with America and England, and on Colonies) which commended themselves to the Directory, who chose him as Foreign Minister (July 1797 - July 1799). He regained his old post after Napoleon's coup that autumn, and held it another 8 years, a force for moderation against Napoleon's increasing ambition. Gian Galeazzo Serbelloni, "the republican duke", had risen to influence in Milan as Superintendent of the 'Milizia' for keeping the public peace. When Bonaparte approached in May 1796, Archduke Ferdinand fled, and Serbelloni welcomed Bonaparte to his nearly completed palazzo. He was shortly the executive head of the new Cisalpine Republic, then Ambassador to Paris. In April 1799 the Austrians retook the city and the Directors took refuge at Chambéry, only returning .in June 1800 after Marengo. On that occasion Gian Galeazzo escorted Josephine to Italy, where she stayed while Napoleon campaigned there. 'F. Serbelloni' is apparently Fabrizio Serbelloni, Gian Galeazzo's brother, and apparently deputizing for him. Ferdinando Marescalchi, (1754-1816, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Italy, 1802-1805, of the Napoleonic Kingdom, 1805-1814), had been the Cisalpine envoy to the Congress of Rastadt. In March 1799 he was elected Director-President but with his colleagues had had to flee to France.

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        Graphométrie, ou L'art de démontrer l'écriture par le moyen du cercle et de l'ellipse

      Paris, l'auteur, chez Jean, 1799. an VII [1799], an VII [1799], in-folio, (1)f. titre gravé, 23, (1)pp, 21pl. (n°2 à 22), broché, couverture bleue, emboîtage de toile marine, 22 planches de calligraphie, gravées par Lefrançois, Lale, Beaublé et Malbeste. Texte imprimé sur 2 colonnes. Saintomer était membre de la Société académique d'écriture. Il a écrit quelques ouvrages sur ce sujet dont un "Traité des vrais principes de l'écriture avec un petit traité d'orthographe et d'arithmétique" (1787); et un "Essai sur la vérification des écritures arguées de faux" (1832). L'Académie Royale d'écriture est érigée par Louis XV en 1727. Elle est ensuite transformée en un Bureau académique d'écriture (1779), puis en Société académique d'écriture. Sa fonction est de vérifier les écritures et de veiller à la perfection des caractères alphabétiques, dont la simplicité & l'uniformité sont nécessaires à la lisibilité. Exemplaire lavé, couverture moderne, certains feuillets écornés

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        JOURNAL DE L'ADJUDANT-GÉNÉRAL RAMEL [relié avec] ANECDOTES SECRETES SUR LE 18 FRUCTIDOR ET NOUVEAUX MÉMOIRES DES DÉPORTÉS A LA GUIANE [relié avec] DÉPORTATION ET NAUFRAGE DE J. J. AYMÉ, EX-LÉGISLATEUR.

      - Londres, s.ed, 1799; Paris, Cher Guguet, s.d. [1799?]; Paris, Chez Maradan, s.d.[1800 ?]. Trois ouvrages reliés en 1 vol: 13 x 20.5 cm, iv-174p. + viii-252p. + 269p. [26]11p. Éditions originales de ces trois ouvrages qui se font suite. Reliure début XIXe en demi-basane brun clair à coins; dos à cinq nerfs avec pièce de titre en lettres dorées sur cuir orangé; plats marbré. Superbe exemplaire, remarquablement frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die älteste Urkunde der Papierfabrikation in der Natur entdeckt nebst Vorschlägen zu neuen Papierstoffen..

      1799. x, [11]-96 pp. Small 8vo, orig. printed wrappers bound in cont. half-sheep & marbled boards, flat spine gilt, black leather lettering piece on spine. Dortmund & Leipzig: G. Mallinckrodt, 1799. First edition. "An exceedingly rare book of ninety-six pages relating to the oldest record of papermaking discovered in nature, with proposals for new materials for making paper. The essay is printed on paper fabricated from conferva, a water plant, called by Senger water wool. He states that water wool, or river paper, was the oldest form of papermaking in nature. This material he termed a coralline product, being the web of water insects, seed capsules, or insects' eggs. Senger discusses the probability of sufficient conferva being found as a substitute for rags in papermaking."-Hunter, Literature of Papermaking, pp. 46-47. Conferva, according to the O.E.D., is a genus of plants consisting of certain fresh water green algae, composed of unbranched many-celled filaments. Fine copy and pretty copy. This is a truly rare book: Leonard Schlosser, the greatest collector of the 20th century of books on the history of paper, never acquired a copy. His collection is now at the NYPL and several years ago we were able to furnish a copy, thereby filling a conspicuous gap. ❧ Not in Schlosser's An Exhibition of Books on Papermaking (Phila.: 1968).

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        Voyage aux régions equinoxiales du Nouveau Continent. (Reprint of the Paris edition, 1805-1834).Amsterdam, New York, Theatrum Orbis Terarrum, Da Capo Press, 1971-1973. 30 volumes (20 in Atlas folio and 10 in Royal 4to). With 1470 plates and maps (1240 in colour). With: (2) HUMBOLDT, Alexander von. Personal narrative of the travels to the equinoxial regions of the New Continent, 1799-1804, and Researches concerning the institutions and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of America. Edited and translated into English by Helen M. Williams. (Reprint of the London edition, 1814-1829). Amsterdam, New York, Theatrum Orbis Terarrum, Da Capo Press, 1972. 9 volumes bound as 5. Library cloth.

      A complete facsimile of the first edition of Humboldt's monumental report of his scientific expeditions to South America, Central America and Cuba, one of the greatest publications in the history of exploration and still an important primary source today for its contributions to topography, geography, zoology, botany, ethnography and geology. Also included is the nine-volume English translation. The research took place during three expeditions to different regions, each with its own scientific objectives:1. The exploration of the Orinoco River, 16 July 1799 to 24 November 1800, covering 2000 square miles of uncharted and mostly unexplored jungle.2. Travels to Cuba and through Peru, Colombia and Equador, from 24 November 1800 to 5 December 1802.3. Researches in Mexico, from 5 December 1802 to May 1804.The voyages led to many discoveries and scientific by-products, and the participants catalogued and drew 8000 plants, 4000 not previously described. They established the cause of periodic meteor showers, and gave a scientific basis to the geography of the territories visited.The work itself may be divided into six sections:a. Relation historique (which remained unfinished, ending with the first phase of the voyage to Peru in 1801).b. Recueil d'observation de zoologie et d'anatomie comparée (published with the assistence of Cuvier, Latreille and Valenciennes).c. Essai politique sur la Royaume de la Nouvelle Espagne (also called Essai politique sur l'Isle de Cuba ).d.Observations astronomiques, operations trigonometriques et mesures barometriques (published in collaboration with Jabbo Oltmans).e. Physique générale et géologie: essai sur la géographie des plantes. f. Plantes équinoxiales (published by A. Bonpland).

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        TRAVELS OF MIRZA ABU TALEB KHAN, in Asia, Africa, and Europe, during the years 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, and 1803. Written by himself, in the Persian language. Translated by Charles Stewart.

      London, printed by R. Watts, Broxbourn, Herts: and sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, London, 1810, 1799. FIRST EDITION 1810, translated by Charles Stewart, 2 volumes, complete set. 8vo, approximately 230 x 140 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, engraved portrait frontispiece of the author by W. Bond after J. Northcote, R.A., pages: (2), viii, (16), 320; (2), 418, (2) - adverts, complete with half-titles, bound in modern morocco, gilt lettering and decoration to spines, cloth boards with dividing gilt decoration, new endpapers. Portrait lightly foxed in margins, offset onto title page, light brown spotting and light staining to margins throughout, very occasionally affecting text, but in no way obscuring it, 2 lower corners torn off, no loss of text, small closed tear to 3 margins, 2 leaves in Volume II chipped and worn at fore-edges, not affecting text. A good copy. Abu Taleb Khan (1752-1806) was born in Lucknow after his father, a Turk born in Isfahan, had fled the tyranny of Nadir Shah of Persia and taken refuge in India. After problems with his employment in Calcutta, Abu Taleb is encouraged by an English friend to accompany him on a trip to England. This he does setting off in 1799, stopping off at the Cape of Good Hope on the way and landing first at Cork and taking lodgings in Dublin. Next he settles in London and in 12 chapters describes at length the city, England, the English and their character, manners and customs, government, system of justice, recreations, entertainments, finances (deploring the National Debt), science and the arts, he also relates the rise of Napoleon and Nelson' s successes. He has many aristocratic friends who offer him hospitality as a "Persian Prince", he attends the Lord Mayor's Feast, and is presented at court to George III and Queen Charlotte. In 1803 Abu Taleb returns to India spending some time in Paris and Lyon, describing both and disparaging French cuisine. He goes by ship from Marseilles to Genoa and then to Livorno where he narrowly escapes assassination. Finally he reaches Turkey via Malta, and is received graciously by the British Ambassador in Constantinople. The last 6 chapters recount his overland journey from Turkey, through Iraq visiting many towns including Baghdad and making pilgrimages to the Shia shrines at Kerbela and Nejif. Finally he takes a ship from Basra down the Persian Gulf to Bombay where he is received by the Governor who arranges his passage to Bengal. On this prolonged journey home he still describes in some detail the manners and customs of people he meets, the towns and cities he visits, his voyages by river and sea, often enlivened by anecdotes or brief histories such as that of the Wahhabis. Cox, Travel, Volume III, page 108: "He was amazed and delighted with Ireland, and no less pleased with the 10,000 oriental MSS at the Bodleian. The curiosities at the British Museum received careful attention as well. He notes with disapproval the fact that in London prostitutes lived on streets with such virtuous names as Providence Street, Modest Court... He greatly admired England's progress in manufactures." MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Laboratory; or, School of Arts: Containing a Large Collection of Valuable Secrets, Experiments, and Manual Operations in Arts and Manufactures, highly useful to Gilders, Jewellers... Dyers, Cutlers... Japanners, Bookbinders, Plasterers, Artists, and to the Workers in Metals in General: also in Plaster of Paris, Wood, Bone Horn, and Other Materials... Sixth Edition...

      London : Printed by C. Whittingham; For H.D. Symonds, J. Wallis, and Wynne and Scholey, Paternoster-Row; and Vernor and Hood, Poultry. 1799. 2 vols, 8vo, xxxi, 439 pp ,19 plates, (some folding) + xx, 452 pp, 22 plates (some folding), plate 20-22 of vol. 2 misbound in vol.1, some foxing mainly in the prelims., a little offsetting to some plates, contemporary half calf, marbled bds, gilt spines, morocco labels, vol.1 hinges weak, early signature of "John Crocker" on titles, calligraphic inscription "Langley, Frome 1832" on front pastedowns.A comprehensive manual, of the kind known as ' books of secrets', giving details of many manufacturing processes and handicraft techniques, including book binding, pyrotechnics, goldsmithing, japanning, painting and etching glass, and distilling.

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

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

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        John Earl of Sandwich.

      London: John Cooke, 1 February 1799. Copper engraving, 233 x 295 mm. Lord Sandwich, for whom Cook named the Hawaiian islands; after the portrait by Gainsborough. Cook's friend and patron John Montagu, fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792), was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty in February 1748, and in three short years instigated a series of reforms of shipyards and naval discipline, but was bundled out of office in 1751. His notorious personal life, which included membership of the infamous Hellfire Club meant that he was often lampooned, satires which became vicious when he was involved in the prosecution of John Wilkes. He nonetheless returned to the Admiralty in 1771, where he quickly became the mentor and confidant of James Cook, a friendship begun in the heated debates about the outfitting of his second voyage. It was Sandwich who prevailed on Cook to undertake his third voyage when Cook had initially refused the post.This portrait, engraved by J. Collyer and published by Cooke, was used to illustrate the posthumously published account of Sandwich's 1738 voyage to the Mediterranean. The caption is from Virgil, and suggests that his merits have made him beloved: perhaps an overstatement, given Sandwich's notorious career. Slight browning, a little frayed at bottom edge yet good.

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        Paris tel qu'il était à son origine, Paris tel qu'il est aujourd'hui. Ouvrage in-8 avec deux plans in-folio gravés et enluminés ... avec un projet de l'auteur sur les divers embellissemens dont cette ville est susceptible. [A la suite :] Réfléxions impartiales sur l'Odéon.

      Paris, Chez l'auteur, an VII, 1799. ____ Première édition. Elle est illustrée deux deux beaux plans en couleur dépliants. "Paris tel qu'il est aujourd'hui" a sa propre page de titre, qui est complétée par : " ... ou embellissements de Paris d'après un sistème raisonné et impartial. Mémoire qui a concouru pour le prix proposé par le ministre de l'Intérieur pour l'embellissement des Champs-Élysées." Les réflexions sur l'Odéon contiennent un projet de reconstruction de ce théâtre, à la suite de sa destruction par incendie. Bon exemplaire.*****. . Collation : 48, (4), 48, 4 pp., 2 planches h.-t., 16 pp. Demi-basane brune, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Appellation an das Publikum über die durch ein Kurf. Sächs.Confiscationsrescript ihm beigemessenen atheistischen Aeußerungen. Eine Schrift, die man erst zu lesen bittet, ehe man Sie confiscirt.

      Jena, Leipzig, Gabler, Tübingen, Cotta 1799 - Kl.-8°. 1 nn. Bl., 116 (recte 114) S. Broschur der Zeit, (etwas angestaubt, Rest eines Bibliotheksschildes auf dem Rücken). Angebunden: II) EBERHARD, Johann August (Hrsg.). Ueber den Gott des Herrn Professor Fichte und den Götzen seiner Gegner. Eine ruhige Prüfung seiner Appellation an das Publikum in einigen Briefen. Halle, Hemmerde und Schwetschke, 1799. 64 S. III) (REHBERG, A.W.). Appellation an den gesunden Menschenverstand, in einigen Aphorismen über des Herrn Professor Fichte Appellation an das Publikum, wegen ihm beygemessener atheistischen Aeusserungen. O.O., 1799. 47 S. I) Wohl dritter Druck der ersten Ausflage. - Baumgartner-J. A 1, 40b x; Slg. Borst 835; Goed. V, 8, 12. II) Erste Ausgabe. - Baumgartner-J. 3718x; ADB V, 569. III) Erste Ausgebe. - Holzmann-Boh. I, 98; Baumgartner-J. 3729x. Wichtige Schrift Fichtes im sogenannten "Jenaer Atheismusstreit" in der er sich gegen die Konfiszierung des von ihm herausgegebenen "Philosophischen Journals" wendet. Ihm wird vorgeworfen atheistische Texte zu verbreiten, was zu seiner Entlassung als Professor in Jena führt. - Die beiden angebundenen Streitschriften stellen nur einen Bruchteil der damals erschienenen Kommentare dar. - Leicht gebräunt, etwas gelockert, Stempel auf Titel verso, Name auf Innendeckel. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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        THE NEW ROBINSON CRUSOE, Designed for the Amusement and Instruction of the Youth of Both Sexes. Translated from the original German. Embellished with cuts. Price six pence.

      [1-5]6-128 pages. Illustrated with woodcut frontispiece and thirteen other fine cuts, all by John Bewick, two of which are signed. Original Dutch floral boards. 11.3x8.2cms. Spine and hinges repaired; else a very good, clean copy of a rare edition. Contained in a morocco-backed folding box. This edition with cuts by John Bewick was first published in 1790 and re-issued in 1797 and 1790. This particular printing was unknown to Roscoe, though he lists a copy each of the editions of 1790 and 1797 (J49). Tattersfield JB45. Not in Osborne, Oppenheimer or Gumuchian. One copy only of this edition recorded by ESTC: University of Michigan Library..

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        Voyage au Canada - et dans la partie septentrionale des Etats-Unis de l'Amérique -, dans les années 1795, 1796 et 1797

      Original French edition, illustrated with a large folding map of Canada and 11 engravings on steel after designs by the author (Niagara Falls, Cape Diamond ...). Sheepskin Half brown vintage to small corners . Smooth spine decorated with four boxes with irons. Roulette tail. Part of title in pink morocco, and volume number chocolate morocco. Slices speckled. Label bookbinder: Grosclaude Metz. Good exemplaire.Ce trip was undertaken by the author in the hope of finding a safe haven for Irish. It is nonetheless a classic relationship Travel, with a particular focus on trade and agriculture. For two years in Philadelphia, he traveled in the northeast United States and Canada, guided by the Indians. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Gerard, imprimerie de Munier à Paris 1799 (An 8) in-8 (12x20cm) (4) viij, 321pp. et 344pp. et (4) 294pp. 3 volumes reliés

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        Mémoire de F. A. Mesmer docteur en médecine, sur ses découvertes.

      Paris, Fuchs, de l'impr. de Lesguilliez, an VII-1799, in 12, de 2ff. XII-110pp., 1f. de cat. éditeur, broché papier marbré ancien, pièce de titre noire rajoutée, bon exemplaire à toutes marges. C'est le plus rare et le plus important des ouvrages de Mesmer. Ecrit 20 ans après son premier mémoire où il exposait sa doctrine, il se plaint de ne pas être compris par le corps des médecins. Il décide donc ici d'éclairer ses propos en les appuyant sur de nouvelles expériences, les dégageant cette fois-ci de tous les apports "occultes". Voir à ce sujet le très long commentaire de Crabtree. Bon exemplaire bien complet du dernier feuillet : notice publicitaire du librairie, le citoyen Fuchs. Ce feuillet n'est signalé que dans la collection Norman. ¶ Crabtree n°211 "One of the Mesmer's most important works. Mesmer complains that his discovery, animal magnetism, has had great difficulty in attaining acceptance in the medical world. He also undertakes to explain the phenomenon of somnambulism and its place in the practice of animal magnetism... He says that all the phenomena connected with "critical sleep", such as knowledge of things at a dsitance and the ability to diagnose disease... are to be explained in terms of the actions of the magnetic fluid, and therefore in terms of a purely mechanical physical system. He insists that traditional occult interpretations of theses things are mistaken..." - Norman Coll. M32 - Overmier & Senior, 86.

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        Voyage dans l'empire Othoman, l'Egypte et la Perse, fait par ordre du gouvernement, pendant les six premières années de la République

      first edition, rare, without the atlas. The first 2 volumes to date of 1799, Volumes 3 and 4 to that of 1802, and volumes 5 and 6 at the date 1807.Binders half sheepskin slightly later hazelnut, 1815. spine smooth adorned with jewels 3 and 7 sets of nets. Paper on pink boards. The backs of volumes 2, 3, 4 thinned. Scuffs along the upper joint of Volume 2 and 6. Rubbing the boards. Chez H. Agasse 1799 - 1807 in-8 (12,5x21cm) 6 volumes reliés

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        A missionary voyage to the southern Pacific Ocean, performed in the years 1796, 1797, 1798 in the ship Duff commanded by Captain James Wilson, compiled from thejournals of the officers and the missionaries; and illustrated with maps, charts, and views dra

      London: S Gosnell for T Chapman, 1799. a1-4+[2 binders direction]+[8 subscribers]+[4]+c-420+[4 additional subscribers] pages with 7 maps (5 folding) and 6 plates. Quarto (11 3/4" x 9 1/2") with new spine in six compartment with red label in gilt over original decorative blind stamped calf boards. (Ferguson 329; Sabin 104.633) First edition, first printing.Captain James Wilson (1760–1814), brought the first British missionaries to Tahiti on ship Duff in 1797. Wilson was a deeply religious man. The missionaries he brought were from the London Missionary Society. There were thirty men, six women and three children. Wilson, on the Duff also explored and visited many islands in the Pacific, some of which had never had any recorded visit by a European. Among these the most important are Mangareva in the Gambier Islands and Pukarua in the Tuamotus. Duff Paid a visit as a missionary ship to Tahiti during 1796, as a result, Missionary Society has first been established in Tahiti. Three years after the establishment, the directors of the Society appointed a committee to consider a suitable memorial for presentation to Wilson for his services in helping to establish the first mission in the South Seas.Wilson fought with the British army during the American War of independence and then served nine years with the East India company. While in India he was captured by Hyder Ali and, after a daring bid for escape, was imprisoned in the black hole of Seringapatam. After his release he continued service as a captain and, despite illness and further dangerous missions, accumulated sufficientr esources to retire. throughout it all, Wilson remained fast in his irreligious opinions. While living in England with his niece, however, he was converted to an evangelical faith. he felt called to volunteer for missionary service after reading the Evangelical Magazine. Haweis did not know Wilson before receiving a letter volunteering his services in the Pacific. his skills and newfound devotion seemed perfectly suited to the situation, and Haweis saw him as "God’s man." the Duff arrived at Tahiti on march 5, 1797. the settlement at Tahiti of twenty of the missionaries, five of them with wives, and two children gives further examples of the role of the missionary captain. A pattern of intercourse had already been established by other voyagers, according to which the captain of a vessel would take the leading role in meetings. It is therefore not surprising that the focus of the chapter describing the arrival is on meetings between significant island figures and Captain Wilson. For example, Manemane, a "high priest" Frommo’orea, sought Wilson as a tayo, or friend, not Jefferson, the president of the missionaries.The official account of the first mission appeared in 1799, under the lengthy title 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 thejournals of the officers and the missionaries; and illustrated with maps, charts, and views drawn by Mr William Wilson....it was placed firmly within the tradition of the voyages ofdiscovery by an introduction compiledby samuel Greatheed that described previous european contacts with the islands and anappendix "including details never before published of the natural and civil state of otaheite." the main narrative was taken from Wilson’s journal, with additions from his son and a journal kept by the missionaries during the period when the Duff was away from Tahiti at Tonga. Wilson dominated the events recorded in the narrative.Condition:Some offset toning from maps, occasional foxing, water mark to upper margin on some leaves, two leaves miss-bound at back, re-backed with contemporary blind stamped calf boards.

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        Icones embryonum humanorum.

      Frankfurt a. M. Varrentrapp u. Wenner, 1799. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Imperial folio. "Large Folio, broadsheets (630x450 mm). 2 engraved plates after Christian Kock by F.L Neubauer, Hullmann and Klauber, vignette title, vignette on final leaf (some pale dampstaining.) Sewn in contemporary plain pastepaper boards (a little soiled); cloth portfolio. ----Choulant-Frank, p.307; Heirs of Hippocrates 704; Waller 9045. - FIRST EDITION. ""Soemmerring met William Hunter during a visit to London in 1778. The latter's classic work on the pregnant uterus dealt only with the latter half of pregnancy. Soemmerring therefore decided, in a supplementary volume, to deal with the appearance of the embryo during the first half of pregnancy. This book is one of the best illustrated of Soemmering's works"" (Garrison-Morton 473) and ranks among the most valuable works of Soemmerring and is even today useful and highly appreciated"" (Choulant-Frank, p.307)." Very Good.

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