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        Oeuvres. Avec des remarques grammaticales, des avertissements et des observations sur chaque pièce. Par M. Bret.

      6 vols. gr.-8. Mit gest. Titelportr. v. L. J. Cathelin nach P. Mignard u. 33 Kupfertaf. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. u. Rückensch. Kanten u. Rü. berieb. Kap. tlw. bestoßen. Brunet III, 1799 Sander 1373 - Zweite Auflage der oeuvres completes herausgegeben u. mit Anmerkungen v. Antoine Bret (1717-1792) mit den hübschen Stichen nach Moreau Le Jeune (1741-1814), gest. v. J. B. Simonet, D. Née, N. de Launay, A. J. Duclos, L. J. Masquelier, E. de Ghendt, J. Leveau, C. Baquoy, j. B. Simonet, J. Le Veau, Helman

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        Nihon sankai meisan zue [trans.: Illustrations of Famous Products of the Mountains and Sea]

      - 76 woodcuts (mostly double-page) by Shitomi Kangetsu. 16; 42; 29; 36; 33 folding leaves. 5 vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers (each delicately embossed with a view of the sea & mountains behind, heightened in silver), orig. block-printed title label on each upper cover, new stitching. Osaka: 1799. First edition of this finely illustrated work describing the principal arts and industries of Japan. The book was very probably written by Kokyo Kimura (1736-1802), who has signed the preface. Better known under the name Kenkado, he was a sake merchant, artist, calligrapher, bibliophile, and student of the sciences. He was one of the most important intellectuals of Osaka of the time. The numerous woodcuts are important not only for their historically accurate detail but also for their artistic quality. The artist was Shitomi Kangetsu (1747-99), a student of Tsukioka Settei (1710-86). Kangetsu was an ukiyo-e painter who studied the ancient methods of both Chinese and Japanese painting, and specialized in landscapes, portraits, and shunga paintings. The entire first volume is devoted to the manufacturing of sake, an industry the author obviously knew well. The various steps in producing sake are fully illustrated. Vol. II is concerned with stone quarrying, the manufacture of stone utensils and other products made out of stone, honey-making, cooking and preparing foods by pickling for the winter, and the hunting of birds and animals. Vols. III and IV describe the fishing industry, from catching to processing the fish. The fifth volume describes the manufacture of lime, the production of the famous Imari pottery, textile manufacturing, harvesting seaweed, etc. The blue covers have been embossed with a view of the mountains and the sea, heightened in silver, to considerable effect. WorldCat attributes the authorship to the artist Kangetsu. Fine set. Vol. II with some unimportant marginal worming. ? Hillier, The Art of the Japanese Book, p. 564 (with two reproductions). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Beiträge zur geselligen Freude. Auswahl neuer Karten- Pfänder- und Unterhaltungsspiele zum Nuzen und Vergnügen von J. K. Hechtel (Lenormand, Lenormandkarten)

      Oktavformat, 150 Seiten, gering fleckig, insgesamt sehr guter, sammelwürdiger Zustand. Es handelt sich um die Erstveröffentlichung des "Spiel der Hoffnung" oder "Spiel der Hofnung", das bisher auf 1799 datiert wurde. Das Exemplar im Britischen Museum ist eine spätere zweite Auflage. Hier liegt die Erstausgabe vor. Die beiden ursprünglich beiliegenden Kupfertafeln fehlen. Das Buch enthält die Anleitungen zu insgesamt 40 überwiegend von Hechtel erfundenen oder bearbeiteten Spielen, darunter "Good Hope oder gute Hoffnung", die Übertragung eines englischen Kartenspiels, "Das Spiel der Hoffnung", "Das Orakel" usw. Desweiteren gibt das Buch Aufschluß darüber, wie Johann Kaspar Hechtel insgesamt über Wahrsage- und Orakelspiele dachte, und welche Eigenschaften die frühesten Karten dieser Art hatten.

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        Hamburgischer gemeinnütziger Allmanach (bzw. ab 1812:) Gemeinnütziger Almanach auf das Jahr 1799-1829. 31 Almanache.

      8vo. Mit Holzschn.-Titelvignetten. Titel u. Kalender in Rot u. Schwarz. Je 16 nn. Bl. Brosch., teils mit Umschlag. Lückenlose Reihe der Almanache von 1799 bis 1829. Beiliegend: 1 Almanach ohne Titelbl. - Durchgehend gebräunt, teils stockfleckig, Ecken verknickt. Namensstempel auf einigen Titelbl.

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        Handbuch der schleswig-holsteinischen Landeskunde. Zur leichtern Berichtigung und Ergänzung der bisher vorhandenen Nachrichten. Topographischer Theil. Erster Band. Herzogthum Schleswig (= alles Erschienene).

      August Christian Heinrich Niemann (Hrsg.). Handbuch der schleswig-holsteinischen Landeskunde. Zur leichtern Berichtigung und Ergänzung der bisher vorhandenen Nachrichten. Topographischer Theil. Erster Band. Herzogthum Schleswig (= alles Erschienene). In Kommission bei Johann Gottlob Röhß. Schleswig 1799. XIV S., 7 Bl., 66 S. [4 mehrfach gefaltete Tabellen mitpaginiert], 1 Bl., 766 S. Original-Halbleder der Zeit mit verstärkten Leder-Ecken. Zustand: Einband leicht berieben. Von guter bis sehr guter Erhaltung. Inhalt: Chorographisch-statistische Ansicht der beiden Herzogthümer (66 S.). 1. Abtheilung. Königliche Landdistrikte (Hadersleben, Apenrade und Lügumkloster, Tondern, Insel und Landschaft Sylt, Bredstedt, Husum und Schwabstedt, Nordstrandische Inseln, Helgoland, Eiderstedt, Stapelholm, Hütten, Sonderburg und Norburg, Angeln, Flensburg, Gottorf, Femern). 2. Abtheilung. Adliche Distrikte und Kirchspiele. 3. Abtheilung. Städte und Postörter in alphabetischer Folge. August Christian Niemann (* 30. Januar 1761 in Altona 21. Mai 1832 in Kiel) war ein deutscher Forst- und Kameralwissenschaftler. Als Hochschullehrer in Kiel wurde er durch seine Sammlung und Dichtung von Studentenliedern bekannt.

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        Geoffenbarter Einfluß in das allgemeine Wohl der Staaten der ächten Freymäurerey aus dem wahren Endzweck ihrer ursprunglichen Stiftung erwiesen, und der Schrift des Königl. Dänischen Etaatsraths Johann Jacob Mosers, von Geduldung der Freymäurergesellschaften, besonders in Absicht auf den Westphälischen Frieden, entgegen gesezt. Samt dem klar- und deutlichen Unterricht, das wahre Rosenkreutzerische Astralpulver ächt zu bereiten, und zum Besten des gemeinen Wesens wider fast alle Krankheiten zu gebrauchen. Erstausg.

      160 S., 1 Bl., 8, Pappband d. Zt. Wolfstieg 27578 (kennt das Erratabl. nicht) Kloß 2644 Taute 849 Ackermann V/278 (zur 2. Aufl. mit falscher Jahreszahl: 1799 statt 1779) Frick: Die Erleuchteten S.337ff. - Über sympathetische, spagyrische u. alchemistische Prozeduren, dabei auch die Zubereitung von Bier u. Wein aus rosenkreuzerischer Sicht. Die Widerlegung von J. J. Mosers Vorschlägen (siehe Kloss 406) gegen die Duldung der Freimaurerei wird trotz des Titels nur am Rande behandelt. Die Schrift wird oft unter dem früher angenommen Verfasser "Hans Carl Freiherr von Ecker und Eckhoffen" verzeichnet neben den hier genannten Bibliografien von Kloß u. Taute auch: Caillet 3509 Kopp II,221 u. 276ff. Über den Arzt Schleiss von Löwenfeld (1731-1800) siehe auch Lennhoff, Posner, Binder. - Einband bestossen u. angestaubt Rücken etwas beschabt u. mit Standortnr. Innendeckel mit Exlibris der dänischen Landesloge zwei Blatt mit kl. Papierläsuren (S.17 u. 35) tlw. etwas gebräunt u. wellig, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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        Mariners' Pre-Voyage Wills and Testaments of Little-Known English Privateer HMS "Terrible"

      England, 1779-1783. Archive of nine (9) original signed documents pertaining to the personal estates of seven mariners who embarked on a forgotten English privateer named "Terrible" for its a fatal voyage during the Anglo-Spanish War of 1796-1808. Three documents are final wills and testaments, printed laid watermarked on paper, completed in manuscript, prepared and signed before departing, and measuring approximately 31 x 19 cm. Six are post-mortem documents on vellum, which tend to the estates of some of the crew who had deceased on the voyage, these ranging from 16 x 17 cm to 23 x 20 cm. Archive comprises nine single leafs altogether, each with wax seal and various signatures, three of which are signed in the original by the ship's captain Samuel Ayres of Shadwell, London. This rare nautical archive demonstrates a long-time maritime tradition, as well as eighteenth century prize laws for privateering on behalf of the Navy, while also memorializing the lives of brave Englishmen who died at sea on one all-but-forgotten privately owned ship of war. It was customary for mariners to complete a final will and testament before departing on a voyage, knowing that they might not return. For safe-keeping, the papers remained on land. Any moneys earned, or in the case of privateering, cargoes seized at sea and considered a valid prize was subsequently sold by the admiralty, resulting in commissions payable to the shipowner, captain and crew. In the case of a death on the voyage, which was frequent, the deceased mariner's share was allotted to his estate and then claimed by the heir named in the original will. The "Navy List and General Records of the Service of Officers" contains a record of the Private Ship of War 'Terrible' making this voyage to Ferrol, Spain, in 1799. Two commanders who retired in 1816 are named, both having previously served on 'Terrible' in the 1790s. C. Elesmere was on the 1799 voyage to Ferrol, revealing that there were survivors of this particular expedition. C. Patey was evidently a Lieutenant on 'Terrible' when she participated in the siege and evacuation of Toulon in 1793. Under Admiral William Woseley, the 'Terrible' had also made an expedition to Quiberon, France, in 1798. A private ship of war, also known as a privateer, was a vessel that engaged in maritime warfare under a commission of war. The commission, also known as a letter of marque, empowered the ship's captain and crew to carry on all forms of hostility permissible at sea by the usages of war, including attacking foreign vessels during wartime and taking them as prizes. Any ships captured were subject to condemnation and sale under prize law, a process effected by the Admiralty, with the proceeds divided between the privateer sponsors, shipowners, captains and crew. As seen in these documents, the crew of the 'Terrible' was indeed entitled by law to proceeds from any prize captured, and, in the event of their death at sea, they were further permitted to bequeath their share to a loved one. Privateers were a large part of the total military force at sea during the 17th and 18th centuries. While they generally cruised independently, privateers would on occasion form squadrons and co-operated with the regular navy. During times of war especially, when naval resources were auxiliary to military operations on land, privateering was a means of subsidizing state power, in part by mobilizing armed ships and sailors, in part by acquiring prize assets. A commissioned privateer benefited from the protection of the laws of war. It is made clear in the present archive that the 'Terrible' was engaged in just such a commission, issued by the Royal Navy, to cruise the seas and capture prize vessels, to aid and assist in naval warfare, during the Anglo-Spanish War of 1796-1808. Remuneration would come partly from prize ships captured at sea, and was issued by the Royal Navy. Excerpt from the printed wills, "Know all men... that I... ask claim, demand, recover, and receive of and from the Right Honorable principal offices and Commissioners of his Majesty's Navy... Sallary, Wages, Tickets, Bounty Money, Prize Money... Goods, Wares, Merchandize... " Excerpt from a manuscript note on one of the wills, "I, Robert Carter... belonging to the Terrible a Private Ship of Warr, Sam'l Ayres Esq. Commdr... I, bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife... all my prize money during the Intended Cruize..." These vellum and paper documents, signed and sealed in eighteenth century maritime tradition, may very well be the last surviving records of the privateer 'Terrible' and her wartime commissioned expedition to Ferrol in 1799. Having departed from England in February 1799, after the mariners' final wills were made out, the privateer's crew suffered losses the following year, either from casualties of war or deadly illness. There were survivors according to navy records, therefore the ship was not sunk by the enemy. Little else appears to be documented in regards to the vessel. The earliest post-mortem document in this lot was made in December 1800, shortly after the ship's return home, suggesting that 'Terrible' was engaged in the Ferrol Expedition, 25-26 August 1800, which was an unsuccessful attempt by the British to capture the Spanish city of Ferrol, a major Spanish naval base with a shipbuilding yard. [The British fleet numbered 109 vessels.] The life and career of the captain is also little-known. Identified only as Commander Samuel Ayres, Esq. of Shadwell in London, and possibly the owner of the vessel, further research may find him to be the same Captain Samuel Wells who arrived in Philadelphia on 25 December 1773 on the ship 'Polly' with a cargo of tea, only to be met with threats of being tarred and feathered. He may also be related to Thomas Ayers, a London goldsmith and silversmith of the firm Ayers and Bennett which was dissolved in 1828. The archive consists of the following documents: Three unique wills made in February 1779 by three seamen as they prepared to embark on the private ship of war and face "the Perils and Dangers of the Seas", each signed by the ship's Commander Samuel Ayres, Esq. of Shadwell, London. 12 February 1779. Last will and Testament of Robert McNaughton of St. Mary-le-Bone, mariner, who left his estate to his wife Margaret. Signed by the ship's captain and McNaughton, red wax monogram seal, single-leaf folio watermarked laid paper. [Marylebone is now an affluent inner-city area of central London, England, located within the City of Westminster and part of the West End.] 13 February 1779. Last will and Testament of Robert Carter of the parish of St. Lukes, Midland, "now belonging to the Terrible a Private Ship of War... bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife Sarah Carter all my Prize money during the intended Cruize..." Signed by the captain and Carter, red wax finger print seal, single-leaf folio watermarked laid paper. 19 February 1779. Last will and Testament of Thomas Dawson, who named his father, Thomas Dawson of the Parish of St. Matthew Bethnell Green, London, as the beneficiary. Signed by the captain and Dawson, red wax seal, single-leaf folio watermarked laid paper. [Bethnal-Green an ancient parish, was built by 1743, in the borough of the Tower Hamlets, Tower division in the Ossulstone Hundred, county of Middlesex.] Six post-mortem documents, from 12 December 1780 and onward, dealing with the estates of five deceased mariners of the privateer 'Terrible.' Confirming that the voyage of the privateer 'Terrible' was ill-fated for some, the earliest post-mortem documents are dated 12 December 1780, twenty-two months after her crew was chosen, and only four months after the failed British expedition to take Ferrol in Spain. Concerning Louis Luce, deceased, we find two vellum documents, the probate of the mariner's last will and testament (the will having been made on 13 February 1799), and a letter of administration which was completed at the Commissary in London and the Deaneries of Middlesex and Barking and sworn before Sir William Wynne on 12 December 1780. Louis' estate was left to his brother Michael Luce, first born in the family. [Sir William Wynne 1729-1815 was an English judge and academic, Dean of the Arches 1788 to 1809, and Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge from 1803.] Condition: Two vellum documents, affixed together with an oblong wax seal pendant stamped in paper, being the Seal of the Commissary General and Official Principal... of London. Concerning James Downey, gunner mate on the Terrible, deceased, we also find two vellum documents, the probate of the mariner's last will and testament (which had been made on 13 February 1799), and a letter of administration which was completed at the Consistory Court in London on 6 June 1781. James' estate was left to his father, also named James Downey, of the County of Stirling, North Britain [Stirlingshire, Scotland]. Condition: Two vellum documents, affixed together with a large oblong wax seal pendant stamped in paper, being the Seal of the Vicar General of London. Letter of administration concerning the estate of Peter Johnston, a bachelor who died intestate. A creditor, John Brassett the Younger, claimed the estate, with a document made at the Commissary Court of London on 15 December 1780. Signed vellum document with a large oblong wax seal pendant stamped in paper. [Seal of the Commissary General and Official Principal... of London] Letter of administration concerning the estate of Samuel Clough, Private on the Terrible, a bachelor whose estate was left to his father John Clough of Glodwick in the County of Lancaster. Vellum document dated 23 March 1781, signed by three parties, with a large oblong wax seal pendant stamped in paper. [Seal of the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury] Letter of administration concerning the estate of Daniel Morris, carpenter on the Terrible, a bachelor who died intestate. A creditor, William Warr, claimed the estate, with a document made at the Commissary Court of London on 11 May 1781. [Seal of the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury] Letter of administration concerning the estate of Andrew Moscrop, Lieutenant on the Terrible, a bachelor whose estate was left to his father Joseph Moscrop of Berwick-upon-Tweed in North Britain. Vellum document dated 11 January 1783, signed by three parties, with revenue stamps, and a large oblong wax seal pendant stamped in paper. [Seal of the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury] After centuries of privateering activity between multiple nations, in 1856 the Declaration of Paris was signed by all major European powers, stating that Privateering is and remains abolished". The privateer 'Terrible' connected to the present documents should not be confused with the ship of the line HMS Terrible (1762-1781), which was damaged in a battle against the French off Chesapeake, and burnt at sea because she was longer fit for sea use; nor with the English privateer Terrible of London commanded by Captain William Death, and best remembered for its fierce and fateful engagement with a French privateer called 'Vengeance' in December 1757 during the Seven Years' War, losing 150 men. This 'Terrible' was a large ship of war designed to fight against the French and the Spanish equipped with twenty 9-pound guns (cannons), four patereroes (small mortars). She could accommodate a crew of 200 marines. [Seal of the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury] As the highest ecclesiastical court, the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury had jurisdiction over the whole of England and specifically for wealthy individuals, and for people who died outside England, including British citizens and others who held property in England.

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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

      - Chez H. Agasse 1799 - 1807, in-8 (12,5x21cm), 6 volumes reliés. - Edizione originale, rara, senza l'atlante. I primi 2 volumi ad oggi del 1799, i volumi 3 e 4 a quello del 1802, e dei volumi 5 e 6 alla data 1807. Leganti metà pecora po 'più tardi di nocciole, 1815. Dos liscio adornati con gioielli 3 e 7 serie di reti. Carta su piatti di colore rosa. Gli schienali dei volumi 2, 3, 4 diradate. Graffi lungo la mascella superiore del Volume 2 e 6. Strofinare i piatti. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale et seule édition, très rare complète, sans l'atlas. Les 2 premiers tomes à la date de 1799, les tomes 3 et 4 à celle de 1802, et les tomes 5 et 6 à la date de 1807. 8 années furent nécessaires à achever l'édition, ce qui explique qu'on la trouve souvent sans l'atlas, ou sans certains volumes. Cette édition est parue également au format in-4. Reliures en demi basane noisette légèrement plus tardive, vers 1815. Dos lisses ornés de 3 fleurons et de 7 séries de filets. Papier sur les plats rose. Les dos des tomes 2, 3, 4 éclaircis. Epidermures le long du mors supérieur du tome 2 et 6. Frottements sur les plats. Bon exemplaire, d'une bonne fraîcheur. C'est en 1792 que fut confié une mission de voyage à Olivier, naturaliste et entomologiste, destiné à recueillir des renseignements et à établir des possibilités commerciales. Il est accompagné par un autre naturaliste, Bruguière. La narration fait effectivement la part belle à l'économie et au commerce, d'une manière très scrupuleuse. Dans la préface, l'auteur prévient de l'entreprise sérieuse de son ouvrage, nullement destinée aux descriptions pittoresques ou romanesques, mais aux descriptions géographiques exactes et minutieuses, géologiques. Il réside 6 mois à Constantinople, attendant les fonds nécessaires à son voyage, puis visite les îles grecques durant un an, enfin il débarque à Alexandrie le 3 décembre 1794 et passe 6 mois dans le pays jusqu'à ce qu'il soit rappelé à Constantinople. Il se dirige alors vers la Perse et débarque à Beyrouth en octobre 1795. Il visite Sidon et Tyr, puis vont à Bagdad, lui et son collègue, où ils séjournent un mois. Leurs talents de médecin leur permirent de voyager sans encombre. Ils quittent Bagdad le 17 mai 1796 et prennent la grande route royale vers l'Asie centrale, passent par Hamadan, Ecbatane, et vont jusqu'à Téhéran dont le nouveau Shah vient de faire sa nouvelle capitale et qui ne compte que 15000 habitants. Après plusieurs mois d'attente, ils joignent une caravane qui va suivre l'Euphrate, puis 22 jours de marche leur seront nécessaire pour regagner Constantinople le 18 octobre 1797, où ils tentent de rassembler leur collection botanique et zoologique qui entrera au Museum d'histoire naturelle. Dans toutes les contrées qu'il traverse et où il réside, Olivier ne se contente pas de la monographie attendue de géographie physique, humaine et économique, il nous livre de longs chapitres sur l'histoire politique, et n'oublie jamais d'herboriser quand il le peut. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.  

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        Handbuch der schleswig-holsteinischen Landeskunde. Zur leichtern Berichtigung und Ergänzung der bisher vorhandenen Nachrichten. Topographischer Theil. Erster Band. Herzogthum Schleswig (= alles Erschienene).

       \"August Christian Heinrich Niemann (Hrsg.). Handbuch der schleswig-holsteinischen Landeskunde. Zur leichtern Berichtigung und Ergänzung der bisher vorhandenen Nachrichten. Topographischer Theil. Erster Band. Herzogthum Schleswig (= alles Erschienene). In Kommission bei Johann Gottlob Röhß. Schleswig 1799. XIV S., 7 Bl., 66 S. [4 mehrfach gefaltete Tabellen mitpaginiert], 1 Bl., 766 S. Original-Halbleder der Zeit mit verstärkten Leder-Ecken. Zustand: Einband leicht berieben. Von guter bis sehr guter Erhaltung. Inhalt: Chorographisch-statistische Ansicht der beiden Herzogthümer (66 S.). 1. Abtheilung. Königliche Landdistrikte (Hadersleben, Apenrade und Lügumkloster, Tondern, Insel und Landschaft Sylt, Bredstedt, Husum und Schwabstedt, Nordstrandische Inseln, Helgoland, Eiderstedt, Stapelholm, Hütten, Sonderburg und Norburg, Angeln, Flensburg, Gottorf, Femern). 2. Abtheilung. Adliche Distrikte und Kirchspiele. 3. Abtheilung. Städte und Postörter in alphabetischer Folge. August Christian Niemann (* 30. Januar 1761 in Altona; † 21. Mai 1832 in Kiel) war ein deutscher Forst- und Kameralwissenschaftler. Als Hochschullehrer in Kiel wurde er durch seine Sammlung und Dichtung von Studentenliedern bekannt.\" Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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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'

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        Reize door de Majorij van Hertogenbosch, in den jaare 1798. (In Brieven.) Met Plaaten. Te Amsteldam, Bij A. B. Saakes, 1799.

      Amsterdam: A. B. Saakes, 1799. Conditie: 5 Band beschadigd, bladen in boekblok beschadigd. In fragiele staat.. Binding: Contemporary Full Board Octavo 8vo Hoogte: 22,9 CM Breedte: 14,9 CM Dikte: 1,6 CM

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        Lucinde. Ein Roman.

      Frölich, 1799. Orig.Erstausgabe; 300 Seiten; gebundene Ausgabe Das hier angebotene Buch stammt aus einer aufgelösten Klosterbibliothek und trägt die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen/ Instituts-Stempel im Buchinnern; Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig; Papier altersbedingt nachgedunkelt/ stellenweise stockfleckig; Buchrücken leicht gelöst (Titelblatt vom Rest gelöst); Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut; ALTSCHRIFT! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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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.

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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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        Narrative of the Deportation to Cayenne, of Barthelemy, Pichegru, Willot, Marbois, La Rue, Ramel, &c. &c. In Consequence of the Revolution of the 18th Fructidor, (September 4, 1797.]

      J. Wright, London 1799 - Containing a variety of important facts relative to that Revolution, and to the Voyage, Residence and Escape of Barthelemy, Pichegru, &c. &c. From the French of General Ramel, Commandant of the Legislative Body Guard. 8vo. translated from the french, [1] 215pp. [1] Original calf over marbled boards. Narrative of exile to the French prison colony, Cayenne, Guiana, to victims of the French Revolution, some account of travel in the Colony. Sabin 67630. Excellent Copy original state. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      London: Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies,, 1799. In Three Volumes. The Ninth Edition. 3 volumes, octavo (208 x 125 mm). Contemporary brown calf, black morocco labels, smooth spines gilt in compartments, all edges yellow. Bound without the half-titles. New label to Volume 2, one or two marginal annotations in light pencil. Spine tips slightly chipped, joints a little tender, small hole to front free endpaper of Volume 1. A bright copy in very good condition. Ninth edition of Smith's highly influential work, which was first published in 1776. One of 2,000 copies printed according to Keith Tribe. "The Wealth of Nations had no rival in scope or depth when published and is still one of the few works in its field to have achieved classic status, meaning simply that it has sustained yet survived repeated reading, critical and adulatory, long after the circumstances which prompted it have become the object of historical enquiry" (ODNB). An attractive copy in contemporary binding.

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        Don Quichotte de la Manche, traduit de l'espagnol de Michel de Cervantes par Florian.

      Paris, Didot l'Aîné, s.d. (1799) Six volumes in-18 ornés de 24 planches hors texte par Lefèvre et Le Barbier. Petite mouillure marginale au milieu du tome V. Cachet d'une bibliothèque d'université russe. Maroquin rouge d'époque, roulette d'encadrement sur les plats, dos plat orné, pièces de titre en maroquin vert, tranches dorées, roulette intérieure. Très bel état malgré un petit accroc à une pièce de titre. Très jolie édition soigneusement imprimée par Didot, comportant les mêmes gravures que l'édition en trois volumes in-8 parue la même année. La traduction de Florian est une adaptation très libre, assez contestée notamment par Viardot. Charmant exemplaire en maroquin rouge d'époque. Cohen; Cluzel.

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        Kupferstich -Karte, von 2 Platten gedruckt n. C. Mannert bei Schneider und Weigel, "Charte von Ungarn und Siebenbürgen, Croatien, Slavonien, Dalmatien, Gallicien und Lodomerien. den Oesterreichischen Besitzungen in ehemal. Polen nebast vielen angränzenden Ländern der Türkey aus den besten und neuesten Hülfsmitteln A. 1797 in zwey Blättern ververtigt".

      - kol., 1799, 69,5 x 99 Szantai, Atlas Hungaricus, Mannert 1a. Seltene erste Auflage der Karte von Conrad Mannert, zeigt den Gebietsstand nach dem Frieden von Campo Formio; neben den Ungarischen Erblanden auch Galizien und das bei der 3. Polnischen Teilung zu Österreich gelangte Gebiet Kleinpolens, die Wojewodschaften Krakau, Lublin und Sandomierz, auch Westgalizien oder Neu-Galizien genannt; zeigt das Gebiet zwischen Fiume/Rijeka im Westen und der Donaumündung im Osten, Breslau und Lublin im Norden sowie Ragusa/Dubrovnik und Sofia im Süden, und somit neben Ungarn und Siebenbürgen auch Kroatien, Slawonien, Teile Dalmatiens, Galizien und Lodomerien, Die Bukowina, das Banat, Moldawien, die Walachei, Teile Bosniens, Serbiens und Bulgariens sowie die Slowakei und das Burgenland, mit einer Nebenkarte "Der Nordliche Teil von Neu=Galicien"; Karte alt auf Holzfaserplatte geklebt, die Ränder beschädigt, das Kolorit wohl nicht zeitgemäß, in Summe in schlechtem Zustand aber doch noch ordentlich für eine Karte dieser Größe.

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

      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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        An Account of the Present State of Egypt : Containing its Situation, Extent and Divisions, rivers, bays, harbours, and capes, climate, diseases, air, soil, and productions, chief towns, population, manners, customs, and a description of the various inhabitants.

      Printed for John Reid, No. 106 Water Street, by M. L. & W. A. Davis,, New York: 1799 - Scarce American account of the state of Egypt, published during Napoleon's Egypt Campaign, with an ownership inscription of the Green Press of New London, Ct., the second printing press in existence in the American colonies. The Green family was one of the earliest printing families of the American colonies, Samuel Green (ca.1614 – 1702) having taken over the first American printing press around 1649 from Stephen Day (Daye) and his son, Matthew, who began printing about 1639 in the Massachusetts Bay colony. At the first blank leaf of this volume, written in contemporary hand, is "Green's Press, Mr. Hart's". Samuel Green, the progenitor of the Green family of printers, had numerous children. Twenty two of his descendants (including three sons) and his wife’s brother became printers. Samuel Green's son Thomas helped edit and print the first newspaper in the Connecticut colony, the 1755 New Haven Gazette (for the owner, Parker & Company). Thomas Green next founded the Connecticut Courant (in Hartford) in 1764, America’s longest continuous running newspaper, still in existence as the Hartford Courant. Thomas and his brother Samuel went on to found the Connecticut Journal (New Haven) in 1767. Timothy Green, brother of Thomas, took over the Connecticut Gazette in 1763, and changed the name to the New London Gazette. Additionally, Thomas Green, Jr. joined his father and Uncle Samuel on the Connecticut Journal sometime after its founding, later taking it over. The Connecticut Journal was published under that name until 1799, then went through a series of title changes, but survived up to 1987 as the Journal Courier.The topic of war in Egypt and Napoleon's invasion was an important one to the newly formed United States. As Remmey states, "at a time when the nations of Europe are engaged in a destructive and ruinous War, and one of them has actually transported a numerous army to the shores of Egypt, and made that ancient part of the Eastern world the seat of their hostilities, it may not, perhaps, be deemed improper to give an account of the present state of that country ." (Preface). Remmey's sources include "Norden, Savary, Nieubuhr, Bruce, Volney's Travels, and Payne's Universal Geography".Complete with the 2 copper engraved folding maps engraved by Benjamin Tanner, one a map of Egypt and the second of the Battle of Aboukir, titled "Disposition of the English & French Fleets, at the commencement of the Action, August 1st, 1798". The battle plan shows the positions of Admiral Horatio Nelson's and Vice Admiral Breuy's fleets, with an inset "A View of Bokier (sic) Castle". Both folding plates in very good condition. The last leaf printed with an Advertisement for a future pamphlet to be published "in the course of a short period, if the French army have penetrated into the province of Syria, or into Arabia ." 8vo, [5], 10-107pp, [1], [2] folding maps. The Appendix includes "an accurate and impartial account of the late decisive Naval Action in the road of Aboukir, which is illustrated by a Plan, said to be correct, of the position of the British and French fleets at the commencement of the action." (Preface).In the original marbled stiff paper wrappers, with printed title label applied. Wrappers rubbed with a few small tears at foredge, not affecting the title label. Original stitched binding still secure. Some light foxing internally. Overall a very good copy.At the tail end of the book, in the text, second to last page, is the signature "Wm Eldridge, New London". There is a William Eldridge of New London who was one of the commissioners who laid out the "fire lands" in reparation for the "Connecticut sufferers" in the western end of the Connecticut Western Reserve, in what is now Ohio. This was restitution for residents whose homes had been burned in the Revolution by British forces. Evans 36202; OCLC: 3833343. An historically important colonial item. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Sanka hatsumo [trans.: Treatise on Obstetrics]

      35 fine woodcut illus. in the text. Six parts bound in four vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers (wrappers a little soiled), orig. block printed title label on each upper cover, new stitching. Tokyo: Suharaya Mohe, 1799. First edition of the first Japanese book to recommend the use of Western forceps in delivery. Katakura (1750-1822), was one of Kagawa's students and a leader in integrating the ideas and concepts of western medical practice into Japanese obstetrics. Inspired particularly by Hendrik van Deventer and Smellie as well as other western obstetricians, Katakura was the first to use in utero illustration which adopted western views and abandoned the eastern understanding of fetal development and positioning… "The book is very well-illustrated with figures depicting fetal positions, the placenta, and use of a newly introduced instrument - the forceps."-Heirs of Hippocrates-(unknowingly describing the 1822 reprint which is identical to the 1799 first edition except for the addition of the portrait of Katakura). Nice set. ? Mestler, A Galaxy of Old Japanese Medical Books, II, p. 494-"Kakuryo or Genshu or Shinho Katakura (1750-1822), a Japanese physician who came from a long line of doctors, had been a pupil of Genetsu Kagawa, and was himself very famous in obstetrics and gynecology, felt it necessary to write a book to correct what he believed to be the errors in the works of the two Kagawas referred to above. The result was the Sanka hatsumo, published originally in 1799 in six volumes (bound in four), a treatise on obstetrics described by the author in his preface as 'a collection of medical science based on actual experience'.".

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        Oeuvres de Salomon Gessner (4 Tomes - Complet)

      Avec l'intégralité des figures en deux états (avant la lettre et avec la lettre), 4 vol. in-4 reliure plein maroquin rouge, dos à 5 nerfs dorés richement orné, triple filet doré d'encadrement en plats, double filet doré en coupes, toutes tranches dorées, chasses richement ornées, date en queue, reliure signée de Chambolle-Duru, De l'Imprimerie de Crapelet, Chez Antoine-Auguste Renouard, An VII [ 1799 ], Tome I : xii-319 pp. avec 16 figures hors texte ; Tome II : 2 ff., 282 pp. et 1 f. blanc, avec 13 figures hors texte ; Tome III : 2 ff., 264 pp, 1 f. n. ch. et 1 f. blanc avec 16 figures hors texte ; Tome IV : 2 ff., 295 pp. avec 6 figures hors texte Exemplaire sur papier vélin avec les figures en deux états, avant la lettre sans la bordure, et avec la lettre. Superbe exemplaire, d'une remarquable fraîcheur, bien complet des 51 figures, en deux états, dont 3 portraits (Gessner, Huber et Diderot) et 48 figures dessinées par Moreau le jeune et gravées par Baquoy, Dambrun, Delvaux, Dupréel, De Ghendt, Girardet, Lemire, Petit, Simonet et Trière. Rénovateur du genre de l'idylle, le poète suisse Salomon Gessner (1730-1788) ouvre la voie au Rousseau de La Nouvelle Héloïse comme au Bernardin de Saint-Pierre. De la bibliothèque du collectionneur nancéen Henri Marcus avec son bel ex-libris gravé par Lalau. Cohen, 435 ; Brunet, II, 1568 ; Catalogue de la Bibliothèque d'un Amateur, Renouard, 1819, 122 Français

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        An Universal European Dictionary of Merchandise, in the English, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Polish & Latin Languages

      Finely engraved title. v, [1], [445] pp. Large 4to, fine cont. English speckled calf (boards a little warped), flat spine gilt, blue morocco lettering piece on spine. London: J. Johnson et al., 1799. First edition, a re-working for the English market of the author's Waaren-Lexicon, originally published in Hamburg in 1797. This is an invaluable dictionary of commerce and goods, providing translations in twelve languages. Nemnich (1764-1822), was the author of a number of encyclopedic dictionaries and accounts of his travels in Europe and Great Britain in which he reported especially on industry and trade. Divided into two main sections, the first part provides English words and terms which are translated in German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian (in Roman transliteration), and Polish. The second part comprises short dictionaries in these languages, plus Latin, with English translations. As an example of the incredible range and detail, we find translations for the these words: bungs, cane heads, emetic tartar, fulminating gold, groats, haberdashery wares, lip-glue, pistachio nuts, Prussian blue, sail cloth, smalt, thimbles, etc., etc. (along with thousands of more common words). A very fine and handsome copy. ? Alston, II, 133.

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        Nihon sankai meisan zue [trans.: Illustrations of Famous Products of the Mountains and Sea]

      76 woodcuts (mostly double-page) by Shitomi Kangetsu. 16; 42; 29; 36; 33 folding leaves. 5 vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers (each delicately embossed with a view of the sea & mountains behind, heightened in silver), orig. block-printed title label on each upper cover, new stitching. Osaka: 1799. First edition of this finely illustrated work describing the principal arts and industries of Japan. The book was very probably written by Kokyo Kimura (1736-1802), who has signed the preface. Better known under the name Kenkado, he was a sake merchant, artist, calligrapher, bibliophile, and student of the sciences. He was one of the most important intellectuals of Osaka of the time. The numerous woodcuts are important not only for their historically accurate detail but also for their artistic quality. The artist was Shitomi Kangetsu (1747-99), a student of Tsukioka Settei (1710-86). Kangetsu was an ukiyo-e painter who studied the ancient methods of both Chinese and Japanese painting, and specialized in landscapes, portraits, and shunga paintings. The entire first volume is devoted to the manufacturing of sake, an industry the author obviously knew well. The various steps in producing sake are fully illustrated. Vol. II is concerned with stone quarrying, the manufacture of stone utensils and other products made out of stone, honey-making, cooking and preparing foods by pickling for the winter, and the hunting of birds and animals. Vols. III and IV describe the fishing industry, from catching to processing the fish. The fifth volume describes the manufacture of lime, the production of the famous Imari pottery, textile manufacturing, harvesting seaweed, etc. The blue covers have been embossed with a view of the mountains and the sea, heightened in silver, to considerable effect. WorldCat attributes the authorship to the artist Kangetsu. Fine set. Vol. II with some unimportant marginal worming. ? Hillier, The Art of the Japanese Book, p. 564 (with two reproductions).

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        An Account of the Present State of Egypt : Containing its Situation, Extent and Divisions, rivers, bays, harbours, and capes, climate, diseases, air, soil, and productions, chief towns, population, manners, customs, and a description of the various inhabitants

      New York: Printed for John Reid, No. 106 Water Street, by M. L. & W. A. Davis, 1799. Wraps. Scarce American account of the state of Egypt, published during Napoleon's Egypt Campaign, with an ownership inscription of the Green Press of New London, Ct., the second printing press in existence in the American colonies. The Green family was one of the earliest printing families of the American colonies, Samuel Green (ca.1614 - 1702) having taken over the first American printing press around 1649 from Stephen Day (Daye) and his son, Matthew, who began printing about 1639 in the Massachusetts Bay colony. At the first blank leaf of this volume, written in contemporary hand, is "Green's Press, Mr. Hart's". The topic of war in Egypt and Napoleon's invasion was an important one to the newly formed United States. As Remmey states, "at a time when the nations of Europe are engaged in a destructive and ruinous War, and one of them has actually transported a numerous army to the shores of Egypt, and made that ancient part of the Eastern world the seat of their hostilities, it may not, perhaps, be deemed improper to give an account of the present state of that country ..." (Preface). Remmey's sources include "Norden, Savary, Nieubuhr, Bruce, Volney's Travels, and Payne's Universal Geography". Complete with the 2 copper engraved folding maps engraved by Benjamin Tanner, one a map of Egypt and the second of the Battle of Aboukir, titled "Disposition of the English & French Fleets, at the commencement of the Action, August 1st, 1798". The battle plan shows the positions of Admiral Horatio Nelson's and Vice Admiral Breuy's fleets, with an inset "A View of Bokier (sic) Castle". Both folding plates in very good condition. The last leaf printed with an Advertisement for a future pamphlet to be published "in the course of a short period, if the French army have penetrated into the province of Syria, or into Arabia ..." Samuel Green, the progenitor of the Green family of printers, had numerous children. Twenty two of his descendants (including three sons) and his wife's brother became printers. Samuel Green's son Thomas helped edit and print the first newspaper in the Connecticut colony, the 1755 New Haven Gazette (for the owner, Parker & Company). Thomas Green next founded the Connecticut Courant (in Hartford) in 1764, America's longest continuous running newspaper, still in existence as the Hartford Courant. Thomas and his brother Samuel went on to found the Connecticut Journal (New Haven) in 1767. Timothy Green, brother of Thomas, took over the Connecticut Gazette in 1763, and changed the name to the New London Gazette. Additionally, Thomas Green, Jr. joined his father and Uncle Samuel on the Connecticut Journal sometime after its founding, later taking it over. The Connecticut Journal was published under that name until 1799, then went through a series of title changes, but survived up to 1987 as the Journal Courier. 8vo, [5], 10-107pp, [1], [2] folding maps. The Appendix includes "an accurate and impartial account of the late decisive Naval Action in the road of Aboukir, which is illustrated by a Plan, said to be correct, of the position of the British and French fleets at the commencement of the action." (Preface). In the original marbled stiff paper wrappers, with printed title label applied. Wrappers rubbed with a few small tears at foredge, not affecting the title label. Original stitched binding still secure. Some light foxing internally. Overall a very good copy. At the tail end of the book, in the text, second to last page, is the signature "Wm Eldridge, New London". There is a William Eldridge of New London who was one of the commissioners who laid out the "fire lands" in reparation for the "Connecticut sufferers" in the western end of the Connecticut Western Reserve, in what is now Ohio. This was restitution for residents whose homes had been burned in the Revolution by British forces. Evans 36202; OCLC: 3833343. An historically important colonial item.

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        Oeuvers compettes de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.XIV differents Pieces pour le Piano forte par w. A. Mozart

      Artist: Härtel- Breitkopf; issued in: Leipzig ; date: 1799 - - technic: Lithography ; colorit: original colored ; condition: Very good ; size in cm : 24,5 x 66 - description: Music book of 14 sonatas and musical composition for Piano of W.A. Mozart, with 1 title page showing a lutenist and a lion

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        PROCEEDINGS ON THE IMPEACHMENT OF WILLIAM BLOUNT, A SENATOR OF THE UNITED STATES FROM TENNESSEE, FOR HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS

      Philadelphia, 1799. 102pp. Modern half morocco and cloth. Quite browned and foxed, else a very good copy, untrimmed. Official proceedings of the trial of Tennessee senator William Blount, the first United States federal official against whom impeachment charges were brought. Blount was heavily involved in land speculation in the South and feared that France would gain control of the Mississippi River. He settled into a conspiracy in which England would seize Louisiana and Florida, and his investments would be protected. The Senate voted to expel Blount, and the House brought impeachment proceedings against him, which were dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. HOWES B548, "aa." SERVIES 732. COHEN 14450. EVANS 36561. SABIN 6002.

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        Demonstratio Nova Theorematis Omnem Functionem Algebraicam Rationalem Integram unius Variabilis in Factores Reales Primi vel Secundi Gradus resolvi posse

      One engraved plate (somewhat browned). 39, [1] pp. 4to, cont. half-calf & marbled boards. Helmstadt: C.G. Fleckeisen, 1799. First edition of Gauss's first book for which he received his doctorate degree; in this rare work Gauss gave the first rigorous proof of the fundamental theorem of algebra. This theorem, which states that every algebraic equation in one unknown has a root, was expressed by Albert Girard, Descartes, Newton, and Maclaurin. Attempts at a proof were made by d'Alembert, Euler, and Lagrange, but Gauss was the first to furnish a rigorous demonstration. This is Gauss's first great work and marks the beginning of an extraordinary ten years which saw the publication of his Disquisitiones Arithmeticae (1801) and his calculation of the orbit of the newly discovered planet Ceres. "Gauss ranks, together with Archimedes and Newton, as one of the greatest geniuses in the history of mathematics."-Printing & the Mind of Man, p. 155. A very good copy. Library stamp on blank portion of title removed and another stamp on final text leaf with circular piece of paper pasted over. On page 26 there are two corrections, presumably in the Gauss's hand. Provenance: Absolutely reliable. ? Bell, Men of Mathematics, pp. 218-69. D.S.B., V, pp. 298-315. Smith, History of Mathematics, II, pp. 473-74.

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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

      Chez H. Agasse 1799 - - Chez H. Agasse 1799 - 1807, in-8 (12,5x21cm), 6 volumes reliés. - Edition originale et seule édition, très rare complète, sans l'atlas. Les 2 premiers tomes à la date de 1799, les tomes 3 et 4 à celle de 1802, et les tomes 5 et 6 à la date de 1807. 8 années furent nécessaires à achever l'édition, ce qui explique qu'on la trouve souvent sans l'atlas, ou sans certains volumes. Cette édition est parue également au format in-4. Reliures en demi basane noisette légèrement plus tardive, vers 1815. Dos lisses ornés de 3 fleurons et de 7 séries de filets. Papier sur les plats rose. Les dos des tomes 2, 3, 4 éclaircis. Epidermures le long du mors supérieur du tome 2 et 6. Frottements sur les plats. Bon exemplaire, d'une bonne fraîcheur. C'est en 1792 que fut confié une mission de voyage à Olivier, naturaliste et entomologiste, destiné à recueillir des renseignements et à établir des possibilités commerciales. Il est accompagné par un autre naturaliste, Bruguière. La narration fait effectivement la part belle à l'économie et au commerce, d'une manière très scrupuleuse. Dans la préface, l'auteur prévient de l'entreprise sérieuse de son ouvrage, nullement destinée aux descriptions pittoresques ou romanesques, mais aux descriptions géographiques exactes et minutieuses, géologiques. Il réside 6 mois à Constantinople, attendant les fonds nécessaires à son voyage, puis visite les îles grecques durant un an, enfin il débarque à Alexandrie le 3 décembre 1794 et passe 6 mois dans le pays jusqu'à ce qu'il soit rappelé à Constantinople. Il se dirige alors vers la Perse et débarque à Beyrouth en octobre 1795. Il visite Sidon et Tyr, puis vont à Bagdad, lui et son collègue, où ils séjournent un mois. Leurs talents de médecin leur permirent de voyager sans encombre. Ils quittent Bagdad le 17 mai 1796 et prennent la grande route royale vers l'Asie centrale, passent par Hamadan, Ecbatane, et vont jusqu'à Téhéran dont le nouveau Shah vient de faire sa nouvelle capitale et qui ne compte que 15000 habitants. Après plusieurs mois d'attente, ils joignent une caravane qui va suivre l'Euphrate, puis 22 jours de marche leur seront nécessaire pour regagner Constantinople le 18 octobre 1797, où ils tentent de rassembler leur collection botanique et zoologique qui entrera au Museum d'histoire naturelle. Dans toutes les contrées qu'il traverse et où il réside, Olivier ne se contente pas de la monographie attendue de géographie physique, humaine et économique, il nous livre de longs chapitres sur l'histoire politique, et n'oublie jamais d'herboriser quand il le peut. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VOYAGE DE SAMUEL HEARNE, DU FORT DU PRINCE DE GALLES DANS LA BAIE DE HUDSON, A L'OCEAN NORD, ENTREPRIS PAR ORDRE DE LA COMPAGNIE DE LA BAIE DE HUDSON...

      [Paris, 1799. Two volumes. [2],lviii,373; 332,xxix,[2]pp., plus four folding plates and five folding maps. Contemporary calf, spines gilt, leather labels. Hinges rubbed, minor wear to binding. Internally clean. Small tear in one plate. A very good, handsome set. The first publication of Hearne's journal was in London in 1795. Ironically, it was published at the instigation of the French navigator, La Pérouse, who captured Fort Albany on Hudson Bay and discovered the manuscript. This French edition is certainly superior to the English in the execution of the maps and plates. The maps show Hudson Bay and Hearne's explorations to the northwest portion. Hearne was one of the first explorers to travel through the vast country to the west of Hudson Bay, in 1769 and 1770, and his work remained for a long time the chief source on that country. TPL 445 (1st ed). LANDE 1221. SABIN 31183.

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        Untersuchung der Symptome und Ursachen der Syncope Anginosa gewöhnlich Angina Pectoris genannt. Nebst erläuternden Leichenöffnungen. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit einigen Anmerkungen versehen von Friedrich Gotthelf Friese. Breslau, J.F. Korn, 1801. XVI, 160 S. Einfacher grauschwarz marmorierter Pappband d. Zt. mit geprägtem Rückenschild; gering bestoßen, Bezug des Rückens stärker beschabt.

      - Sehr seltene, erste deutsche Ausgabe von Parrys 1799 erschienenen, erstmals die Ursachen der von Heberden beschriebenen "Angina Pectoris" darlegenden Arbeit "Inquiry into the Symptoms and Causes of Syncope Anginosa". "Parry stated . that disease of the coronary arteries is the responsible factor in angina pectoris (which he called "syncope anginosa")" (Garrison & Morton 2888 zur engl. Erstausgabe). - 8 Seiten im Vorwort mit beim Druck entstandenem "Abklatsch", sonst innen sehr gutes und sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Leipzig, 8. XII. 1799.

      1799. 1 S. 4to. Geschrieben während seines Leipziger Theologie- und Philosophiestudiums, wohl an den Schriftsteller und Journalisten Rudolph Zacharias Becker (1752-1822) in Gotha, der seit 1791 den "Reichs-Anzeiger" herausgab: "Ew. Wohlgeb. übersandte ich schon vor 4 Wochen eine Anzeige zum Einrücken in den Reichsanzeiger, auch an Hn. Buchhändler Justus Perthes in Gotha, welcher mein Freund ist. Sie betraf eine unwürdige Beeinträchtigung eines hiesigen angesehenen Handlungshauses. Ich übersandte sie nicht direkt an Sie, sondern durch Hn. Perthes, weil dieser zugleich die Einrückungskosten, die ich nicht im voraus berechnen konnte, vorlegen [?] würde. Er würde dies um desto gewisser, da ich, außerdem daß wir längst in freundschaftlichem Verhältnis stehen, auch in anderer Abrechnung mit ihm bin. Moch sehe ich jene Anzeige nicht abgedruckt, und weiß die Ursache nicht. Es ist an deren baldigstem Abdruck gelegen. Solte, ganz wider alles Vermuthen, sie nicht zeitig genug an Sie abgegeben worden seyn: so ersuche ich Sie ganz ergebenst, sie von ihm (da er mit Ihnen an jenem Wohnorte lebt) abfordern zu lassen. Solten Sie, noch mehr wider alles Vermuthen, nicht mit ihm in Verbindung seyn: so bitte ich mir, sobald sie abgedruckt ist, das Blatt über Post zu schicken, und die Zahlung soll augenblicklich erfolgen. Ich hoffe, daß ich Ihnen wenigstens so viel bekannt bin, daß Sie diesen meinen Worten sicher vertrauen [...]." - Verso Empfängernotiz "Rochlitz, Lpz. XII, 8. 99 / 4263"; im Rand Vermerk: "Am. 11. Dec. von Hrn. Perthes erh.".

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        Memorie per servire alla storia del giacobinismo

      s.t, 1799-1800. 8vo (cm. 18), 13 tomi in 4 Voll., XXXII-134 pp.; IV-164 pp.; IV-215 pp.; XXVIII-166; IV-196 pp.; IV-194 pp.; XLVIII-130 pp.; IV-196 pp.; IV-163 pp.; XXVIII-163 pp.; IV-174 pp.; IV-176 pp.; IV-194 pp. Con una tavola rip. f.t. a p. 78 del secondo tomo del quarto volume. Ottime legature coeve in piena pelle con nervi, fregi e doppio tassello con titolo e numerazione in oro ai dorsi. Carte di guardia policrome (alcune abrasioni). Tagli rossi. Bell’esemplare della prima rara traduzione italiana.

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        Charte von Portugal nach der Zeichnung von Lopez in der Spanischen grossen Charte von 1792 und nach dessen Charte von Portugal in VIII Blättern von 1778; mit Beyhülfe von Jefferys Charte entworfen durch C. Manert. - Nürnberg, in der Kayserl. privil. Kunst und Buchhandlung bey Adam Gottlieb Schneider u. Weigel, 1799.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Lopez, Jefferys & Mannert b. Schneider & Weigel in Nürnberg, dat. 1799, 70 x 48 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 124f. - Zeigt Portugal von Galizien bis zur Algarve. - Unten links Titelkartusche mit Verlegeradresse, darunter Meilenzeiger.

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        Selbstbiographien berühmter Männer. Ein Pendant zu J. G. Müllers Selbstbekenntnissen. 2 Bände. Bd. I: Thuanus. Bd. II: Joh. Valentin Andreä nebst Beilagen.

      Winterthur, Steiner, 1796 - 1799. - XIV, 553 (recte 555); XVII, IX S., 1 Bl., 392 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Goed. IV/1, 593; Hamberger-M. VII, 479 (Bd. I), und X, 668 (Bd. II). - Zu Bd. I: Jacques-Auguste de Thou (Thouanus; 1553-1617) verfaßte ein monumentales Werk zur französischen Geschichte, "Historia mei temporis 1543-1607". - Zu Bd. II: Johann Valentin Andreae (1586-1654) gilt als Urheber der Rosenkreuzer-Legende sowie als Wegbereiter der kabbalistischen Lehrtafel in der Teinacher Dreifaltigkeitskirche. David Christoph Seybold (1747-1804) war Professor der Philosophie, später der klassischen Literatur; weitere Bände der "Selbstbiographien" sind nicht erschienen. - Gering berieben, Rücken mit Papieretiketten. Beide Bände gering fleckig, leicht gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Natural History of British Shells including figures and descriptions of All the Species Hitherto discovered in Great Britain Systematically Arranged in the Linnean Manner with scientific and general observations on each. Vols I-V

      Rivington and Co, London 1799 - A fair copy of Edward Donovan's work on British Shells, in contemporary half morocco bindings with 180 hand coloured plates. Donovan is justly famed for his accurately observed and delicate illustrations of wildlife - mainly birds, insects, fish and shells. He took advantage of the large numbers of specimens being brought back to museums and private collections from voyages and expeditions. British Shells was issued in parts between 1799 and 1803 and subscribers would have been able to bind their copies as they chose. Donovan's works had limited distribution because of their expense, and have become scarcer as many sets have been broken up for their plates. This set is half morocco, with gilt lines to the spine and gilt titles, volume numbers and dates, and has marbled boards. The page edges have been minimally trimmed. The bindings are worn but sound - so the morocco is losing its surface on the spine joints and corners and there is general edge wear. The volumes have spent some time in the library of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and each volume has a stamp to the title page, some library numbers to the verso (except Vol I, which has another library stamp), and a stamp to a blank area of a text page later in the book. All the volumes have spotty and browned endpapers and blanks, and the quality of the text page paper varies considerably. Some is brown-toned, and some sections have brown toning to the margins, but not the text area. There are no tissue-guards, so there is some offsetting from strongly coloured plates. The plate paper is largely free of foxing, and varies from white to toned. There is the odd ?ink mark and spot, and occasional light browning at the top page edge probably from soot. Vol I: title page 1799; introduction 3pp; 36 hand coloured plates with text descriptions; index 10pp. Vol II: title page 1800; 36 hand coloured plates with text descriptions; 10pp index. Vol III: title page 1801; 36 hand coloured plates with text descriptions; 8pp index. Vol IV: title page 1802; 36 hand coloured plates with text descriptions; 8pp index. Vol V: title page 1803; 36 hand coloured plates with text descriptions; 7pp index; 1 pp advert for Donovan's works. Vol V has 2 plates which are foxed, and a waterstain affecting the top of the text pages accompanying plates CXLV and CXLVI. Please ask for more images if you would like to further assess condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Neueste Vollstaendige Situations und Post Charte von denen Herzogthuemern Mayland und Mantua, denen Gebieten Verona, Vicenza und dem Bisthum Trient. Aus Original-Handzeichnungen KK. Officirs herausgezogen und zusamgesezt gezeichnet von Ios. von Schack u. Radobeyl KK.Grenadier Oberleutenant von Kerpen Inf.

      1799. Incisione in rame, mm 435x585, dipinta d'epoca, montata su tela e divisa in 12 sezioni. Rarissima carta geografica raffigurante i percorsi postali nel territorio lombardo-veneto fra il confine piemontese e Vicenza, comprendente val d'Ossola, laghi lombardi, Veronese, Trentino fino a Bolzano e Mantovano. Non sono raffigurati il Bresciano e la Bergamasca. Complessivamente, dato l'utilizzo e la telatura, la carta si presenta in ottimo stato, anche se è ovviamente rifilata la tela presenta dei buchi nelle pieghe.OCLC ne riporta un solo esemplare conosciuto alla Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.

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        Neue Karte von Ober und Mitte Italien...

      1799. Rara carta geografica del nord Italia, comprendente anche lo Stato della Chiesa. Databile alla fine del '700, la carta raffigura le recenti modifiche nella penisola del primo periodo Napoleonico, successive al trattato di Campoformio (1797). Stampata tra Lispia, Dreda e Zittau. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva, in perfette condizioni. Sconosciuta alla bibliogrfaia Terre di Langobardia. Rarissima. Lipsia Leipzig 400 340

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        Praktische Anweisung alle, in der ausübenden Geometrie, Artillerie, Kriegs- und bürgerlichen Baukunst vorkommende Risse richtig und schön zu entwerfen, nebst Beschreibung der erforderlichen Instrumente, Farben und dgl. von Friedrich Wilhelm Kratzenstein. Ganz umgearbeitet, auch mit Zusäzzen und berichtigenden Anmerkungen versehen von Franz Karl Schleicher, Hauptmann und ordentlichen Lehrer der Kriegswissenschaft zu Marburg.

      Nürnberg, Raspe 1799. 19,7 x 12,8 cm (Oktav). VIII, 184 Seiten. Pappband der Zeit mit Papierrückenschildchen ohne Rückentitel. Kapitale ein klein wenig bestoßen. Vorsätze etwas stockfleckig. Engelmann, Bibliotheca mechanico-technologica S. 201. Universal Catalogue of Books on Art I, S. 1019. VD18 15581829. 18. Jahrhundert, Architektur, Farben Färben Farbenherstellung, Feldmesskunst, Geometrie, Kunstliteratur bis 19. Jh., Kunstmaterialien, Kunsttechniken, Kunsttheorie / Kunstkritik / Ästhetik, Militaria / Militär / Militärgeschichte, AngebotDD18

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        Allgemeine Gerichtsordnung für Gallizien.

      Wien, Josef Hratschanzky, 1799. 8 n.n. + 278 S. Kanzleipappe der Zeit. Ebd. fleckig, leicht stockfleckig, Gbrsp. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Austriaca; Galizien; Juridica

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        Milton's Paradise Lost with the Life of the Author to Which is Prefixed the Celebrated Critique by Sam Johnson

      Printed by C. Whittingham Dean Street Fetter Lane for T. Heptinstall, 1799. i, [i-]xlix,i,[1] 371, [i-vii] Quarto Illustrated with engraved frontispiece and title page and twelve additional engravings, with tissue guards by E. F. Burney full vellum over stiff boards, decorated with gilt rule, spine with gilt and green gilt lettered morocco label, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers Originally Paradise Lost was published in ten Books, Milton re-divided them into twelve in the second edition, and added a few "bridging" verses. This edition contains "Sketch of the Life and Writings of John Milton" by the Rev. John Evans, It also contains a list of subscribers, as well as a one page advertisement for "Paradise Regained" and a "pocket edition of 'Paradise Lost' Covers a little dust soiled, vellum a little dry and has pulled away from front pastedown, frontispiece and title page a little browned; plates a bit browned due to the different type paper and the tissue guards

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        FRAGMENTS OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF PENNSYLVANIA.

      Philadelphia: Printed for the Author, by Way & Groff, 1799. - xviii,24pp. Folio. 20th-century three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Rubbed. Neatly ex-lib. with bookplate on front pastedown and blindstamp on titlepage. Titlepage and last leaf of text browned, stab holes in inner gutter. Else very good, untrimmed. An important early American natural history monograph, mostly on migratory birds, by the prominent Philadelphia doctor and naturalist. Barton's writings reflect the wide scope of his interests beyond the medical field to such topics as Indian languages, botany, birds, rattlesnakes, and a variety of other natural history subjects. "This work deals predominantly with the migratory birds, arranged according to the dates throughout the year 1791 on which they were first seen in the neighborhood of Philadelphia.Barton also notices and describes the concurrent state of the vegetation" - MacPhail. Although noted as "Part First" on the titlepage, this is all that was published. Printed in a handsome large folio format. EVANS 35159. PRITZEL 436. MEISEL III:361. MacPHAIL, BENJAMIN SMITH BARTON AND WILLIAM PAUL CRILLON BARTON 2.

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        Gazette Nationale, ou Le Moniteur universel.

      Paris, Leriche, An 7 (1799), 1 volume, grand in-folio (45 cm x 29 cm), reliure d'époque, 736 p. Tome XVIII, du numéro 1 du 1er vendémiaire An 7 au numéro 180 du 30 ventôse An 7, bien complet de tous les suppléments. Reliure d'époque, plein veau moucheté, dos à nerfs, filets et fleurons dorés, titre doré, pièce de titre rouge et de tomaison verte, tranches rouges, petites épidermures, deux coins choqués, un mors fendu sur 5 cm, intérieur en parfait état. A la fois journal officiel de la France et journal classique, nouvelles et articles sur de nombreux sujets. Intéressant document pour servir à l'histoire de la Révolution puis de l'Empire. L'illustration de cette notice est un scanner et ne reproduit qu'une partie de l'ouvrage vu ses grandes dimensions. bel exemplaire. ************* PROMO : Envoi gratuit en courrier suivi et assurance à partir de 20 € d'achat (France seulement), remise 20 % pour commande supérieure à 60 €.

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        Poems

      Manning & Loring for Joseph Nancrede, Boston 1799 - First American edition, small 8vo, pp. [8], [9]-132; very nice Boston binding of full red sheep, double gilt-rules on covers, smooth gilt-decorated spine laid out in 6 panels with urns and anacanthus leaves, green morocco label in one, gilt-decorated board edges, marbled endpapers; first free flyleaf excised; a few minor scuff marks, but a very good copy in a handsome 18th century American binding binding. Presentation in an early hand on the title page: "Harriet Stickney, presented by my mother Miss Mary Stickney." Among the poems are a short poem to Mary Wollstonecraft, poems on the slave trade, and Botany-Bay Ecologues. The last 7 pages consist of ads and publisher's announcements. Evans 36345; NCBEL III, 255. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage dans les États-Unis d'Amérique,

      Paris: chez Du Pont, Buisson, Charles Pougens,, An VII de la République [1799]. fait en 1795, 1796 et 1797. 8 volumes, octavo (200 x 120 mm). Contemporary French brown quarter calf, twin dark brown morocco labels, raised bands, central tools to compartments in gilt and black, marbled boards, edges and endpapers. Pages 234?42 of Volume 8 wrongly printed 236?44. Three folding maps, showing the Northern and Southern parts and the United States as a whole, 9 folding tables. Uneven discolouration to spines, short split to head of front joint of Volume 8, heads of spines of Volumes 1,2, 5 and 7 lightly chipped, mild rubbing to boards, short closed tear to last leaf of Volume 8, tiny hole to fore margin of pp. 157?8 in Volume 6, affecting a couple of letters, small production flaw losses to corners of a few leaves, occasional faint dampstaining. A very good set. First edition. Presentation copy of this important account of travels in the United States and Canada during the last decade of the 18th century inscribed by the author's son, François XIII, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1765?1848), to Edward Livingston, who served as US Secretary of State in 1831?3: "Offert a M. Edouard Livingston envoyé extraordinnaire et Ministre Plenipotentiaire des Etats d'amérique, près S. M, le Roi des français en 1834: par le fils ainé de l'auteur" (half-title verso in Volume 1). A social reformer and a democrat, La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt (1747?1827), spent five years in exile in North America during the Terror. His travel journals, published upon his return to France, are an incredibly detailed account of the emerging United States and precede Tocqueville's better-known account by thirty years. As he travelled with five companions, covering most of the United States and Upper Canada, La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt jotted down his impressions spanning social conditions, industry, geology, flora, fauna, climate etc. He observed the relations between the white and Indian populations and remarked on the detrimental effects of alcohol. He abruptly returned to France when he learnt that he would not be allowed to visit Lower Canada. A four-volume edition and the first English and German translations were also published in 1799. Provenance: Edward Livingston (1764?1836) United States Secretary of State, 1831?3, Congressional Representative for Louisiana and New York; by descent to Cora Livingston Barton (1806?1873) (Montgomery Place bookplate on front pastedowns); by descent to John Ross Delafield (1874?1964) American Lawyer (bookplate on front pastedowns, sold Christie's New York, 16 May 1986, lot 47); Jean R. Perrette, American collector of travel and exploration books (bookplate to front pastedowns). An interesting early Franco-American association.

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