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      Richmond: Meriwether Jones, 1799. 140; 4; 13,[2]pp. Folio. Half calf and marbled boards, leather label, in antique style. Light soiling and wear to titlepage, scattered foxing and toning. Very good. Untrimmed. A Richmond printing of the laws passed by the third session of the United States Fifth Congress in 1799, including acts relating to the improvement of the Navy and regulating duties on shipping. Bound with "Articles of a Treaty, between the United States of America and the Cherokee Indians," reaffirming the borders of the Cherokee Nation, as well as a copy of the Constitution, as called for by Evans. EVANS 36487. ESTC W14827.

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        Voyage à Surinam et dans l'intérieur de la Guiane, contenant la Relation de cinq Années de Courses et d'Observations faites dans cette Contrée intéressante et peu connue ; Avec des Détails sur les Indiens de la Guiane et les Nègres

      F. Buisson 1799 3 volumes in - 8 pour le texte, et un atlas in - 4, demi - basane marron mouchetée, dos lisse orné de filets, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin vert foncé, tranches mouchetées rouges (reliure d'époque). L'atlas se compose de 44 planches gravées par Tardieu l'aîné : cartes, portraits, vues, etc, certaines d'après les dessins de William Blake. Première édition de la traduction en français par Pierre François Henry. Ex - libris de Laussat, avec la devise " Le Vrai seul est aimable ". (quelques défauts, mouillures et rousseurs). // 3 octavo volumes of text and one quarto atlas volume, speckled brown half - roan, smooth spine tooled with fillets, dark green morocco labels, red speckled edges (contemporary binding). The atlas is composed with 44 plates, engraved by Tardieu l'aîné : maps, portraits, views, etc, several after the drawings of William Blake. First edition of the French translation by Pierre François Henry. Bookplate de Laussat, with motto "Le Vrai seul est aimable". (some defects, water - stains and spots).

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        The Natural History of the Tea-Tree, with Observations on the Medical Qualities of Tea, and on the Effects of Tea-Drinking

      Charles Dilly, London 1799 - First published in 1772, this is "A New Edition"; 101 pages, plus three full page hand colored plates, hand colored folding frontispiece, and single leaf b/w illustration; Beautifully rebound in green half leather with green cloth over boards; Raised spine bands, with black leather spine label and gilt stamped lettering; Contents trimmed to edges of plates; Covers are slightly bumped at corners, though remains clean and very attractive; One inch closed tear, with some related wrinkles on blank front free end page (of rebind); Folding frontispiece with half inch closed tear on bound edge, entering image; Title page with a little foxing and soiling on edges, and inked name at top edge; Contents are otherwise clean, complete, and intact. Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Arte Pirotecnia.

      [Italy, late 18th century]. - Large 4to (270 x 195 mm). 36 ff. With 72 very interesting pen-and-ink drawings, partly coloured in brown, yellow and reddish washes. Contemporary marbled boards. In custom-made cloth portfolio. Spectacularly illustrated manuscript describing and illustrating many moveable and rotating pyrotechnical units and machines, including rockets. The title-page, bearing the name of a former owner (Valentino Vieri, who probably also added some probationes pennae), is followed by a description of the first 62 coloured drawings, beginning with the "Giuoco della Luna e Sole" (games of moon and sun), including all sorts of revolving, spouting, exploding and firing units, rockets, and other gadgets: On fol. 20r three objects are illuminated: an aloe vase, a tree, and a coat of arms, inscribed "Dini". Fols. 20v-23r show full-page installations, including a "Colona Trionfante" with a winged angel on top, a Lion of St. Mark, the symbol of the free Republic of Venice, holding an open book with his right paw (displaying the text "Pax tibi Marce Evangelista meus"), an oval on top of a balustrade, bearing the text "W. Gesu Giuseppe e Maria", a "Piramicia Egiziana", and a cupola with lanterns and fire pots. Fols. 23v-25r contains two double-page war scenes: the first, a fortified castle by a coast, with a vessel and a galley at sea; the second, a fortified tower and an army camp with tents opposite, with symbols of war and military equipment in the foreground. The final fols. 25v-36v contain indexes and instructions for fireworks: (1) "Indice delli Giuochi di Fuocho" (the various units and rockets; fols. 25v-26v); (2) "Regole Generali": 84 numbered instructions for construction and operation of fireworks (fols. 27r-35r); (3) "Indice delle Misture" (fols. 35v-36r); and "Catalogo de Generi ed Utensili" (fol. 36v). - There may be a connection between this manuscript and the Papal Master of Ceremonies Msgr. Giuseppe Dini (d. 1799). The Library of the Getty Research Centre possesses a ms. written by Dini ("Relazione o sia diario di tutto quelle che e stato osservato in Roma nelle venuta del Re delle due Sicilie Ferdinando IV e la Regina Maria Carolina Arciduchessa d'Austria", 1791) containing biographical and historical notes, including descriptions of the preparations for the royal visit with details about the route, the number of soldiers guarding the visitors, and the costs of the entertainment (including operatic performances and fireworks). At the back of that manuscript are printed announcements of the firework display and official appearances by Pope Pius VI. - In 1782 Dini - as that Pope's Master of Ceremonies - published a diary of the Papal journey, via Venice, to Vienna (undertaken with an aim to mitigate the social and ecclesiastical reforms enacted by Emperor Joseph II). Perhaps the ms. with its explicit references to the Republic of Venice can be connected with this 1782 journey (a German edition, "Vollständiges Tagebuch von der Reise des Pabsts Pius VI. nach Wien", appeared in Breslau in 1783). Another possibility is a connection with the election of the new Pope Pius VII in March 1800 in Venice, after a very difficult conclave in Venice that began in December 1799, soon after the death of Pius VI and just before the death of Dini on 2 November 1799. - Spine slightly damaged; some browning. In good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships. - Part II. A Voyage to Brobdingnag. - Part III. A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Glubbdubdrib, Luggnagg and Japan. - Part IV. A Voyage to the Houyhnhnms.

      - 4 parts in 2 vols. 8vo (192 x 120 mm). Mit Frontispiz-Portrait von Gulliver, nach John Sturt radiert von Robert Sheppard und 6 Kupfertafeln mit Karten und Plänen nach H. Moll. XVI, 148 S.; [VI], 164 S.; [VI], 155 p.; [VIII], 199 S. Hellbraune Lederbände des 19. Jhs., signiert von Francis Bedford (1799-1883), Rücken über fünf erhabenen Bünden, mit Dreifachfilete in Goldprägung auf beiden Deckeln, mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und je zwei Rückenschildchen, marmorierte Vorsätze. London, Printed for Benj[amin] Motte, at the Middle-Temple-Gate in Fleet-street, [28 October] 1726. Editio princeps des berühmtesten satirischen Werks der englischen Literatur. Zwischen dem 28. Oktober und Dezember 1726 wurde es durch Benjamin Motte in insgesamt drei Drucken erstmals veröffentlicht; das Portrait-Frontispiz des vorliegenden ersten Druckes liegt wie üblich in der zweiten Variante vor, mit dem Text innerhalb der ovalen Einfassung. Der unmittelbar einsetztende Publikumserfolg wird bezeugt durch John Gays Brief vom 17. November 1726 (in: Correspondence Bd. III, S. 182): "About ten days ago a Book was published here of the Travels of one Gulliver, which hath been the conversation of the whole town . From the highest to the lowest it is universally read, from the Cabinet-council to the Nursery". Swift schrieb seinen von Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan beeinflussten utopisch-satirischen Reiseroman zwischen 1720/21 und 1726 in Irland, wohin er 1694 zurückgekehrt war. Um die Vorspiegelung tatsächlich unternommener Reisen glaubhaft zu machen, wurde das Buch mit sechs Landkarten, auf denen die beschriebenen Länder, meist in Verbindung mit wirklich vorhandenen, ausgestattet. Zusammen mit dem 1719 veröffentlichten und ebenfalls im Ich-Ton gehaltenen "Robinson Crusoe" von Daniel Defoe steht Swifts Hauptwerk am Anfang der Entwicklung des bürgerlichen Romans, der sich zur herrschenden Gattung herausbilden sollte. Swift bediente sich einer Gegenüberstellung von gesellschaftlicher Kritik und Utopie, wie sie durch die Reisen des recht naiven Helden Gulliver (von englisch "gullible" [=leichtgläubig]) in das Land der Zwerge beziehungsweise der Riesen symbolischer kaum sein könnte. Swift verstand sein Werk als harsche Kritik an Eitelkeit und Heuchelei jener Zeitgenossen, die er bei Hofe und in der Politik kennen gelernt hatte. Swifts fabulöses Buch fand dann allerdings bald auch Kritik, so u. a. durch Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Thackeray und Walter Scott. Die verwendeten Karten wurden nach Hermann Molls "A New and Correct Map of the Whole World Shewing ye Situation of its Principal Parts" von 1719 vermutlich von Sturt und Sheppard nachgezeichnet und gestochen. "These maps appeared in all the editions published by Motte; they were even reproduced in the pirated Dublin editions of 1727 . and they appeared in all the later 18th-century editions" (Frederick Bracher). - Ein frisches und schön gebundenes Exemplar. EINBAND: Hellbrauner geglätteter Kalbslederband des 19. Jhs. über 5 erhabenen Bünden, Deckel mit goldgeprägter Dreifachfilete, reicher Rückenvergoldung mit je 2 Rückenschildern, Steh- und reicher Innenkantenvergoldung, marmorierte Vorsätze, Goldschnitt [signiert von Francis Bedford (1799-1883)]. Ralph Clutton (died 1888, bookplate). 0Teerink 289 A; Hubbard 27f.; PMM 185; Negley 1081; Lewis 185f.; Maslen, The printers of Robinson Crusoe, in: The Library, 5th ser 7 (1952), p. 124f.; Roberts, The History of Science Fiction (2006), p. 68ff.; Gove 254f.; Fortunati/Trousson 260; Davidson, A Books Collector's Notes (1970), 39f. ("Gulliver's Travels is an essential starting point for any collection of fictitious voyages to Australia"); Bracher, The Maps in Gulliver's Travels, in: The Huntington Library Quarterly, vol. VIII (1944), p. 59f. First issue of the first edition (Teerink's "A" edition). It is uncertain exactly when Swift started writing Gulliver's Travels, but some sources suggest as early as 1713 when Swift, Gay, Pope, Arbuthnot and others formed the Scribl [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Carte du théâtre de la Guerre en Orient.

      Paris, Chanlaire & Mentelle, 1798-1799. - Original outline colour. Dissected and laid on linen in two sections, 880 x 940 mm & 660 x 940 mm. A two-sheet wall map showing Prussia, Turkey, Egypt and Abyssinia in the west, and the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan, Persia, Arabia and Somalia in the east. Two inset maps show the routes from Siré to Gondar and from Gondar to the sources of the Nile. According to the inscription, the map is based on that of "the late J. B. Laborde" (Jean-Benjamin de Laborde [1734-94], a traveller and musician), with amendments; however we have been unable to trace a map of the region by him. - The vast map was published to satisfy French interest when their seemingly-unstoppable General Bonaparte turned his attention to the conquest of Egypt in 1798. Already Napoleon had captured Malta en route to Egypt, and the oval title vignette shows him overseeing the burial of the French dead under Pompey's Pillar after the capture of the important port city of Alexandria (July 1798). - After the defeat of the Mameluk army at the Battle of the Pyramids it was Napoleon's intention to subdue the rest of the Ottoman Empire before moving to threaten British interests in India. However, as the political situation in Paris was deteriorating, Napoleon decided to leave his army in Egypt in 1799, returning to France to become First Consul. His army was less fortunate, surrendering to the British at Alexandria in 1801. - This map is very scarce: the French citizens' interest in maps of the Orient evaporated as quickly as Napoleon's.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Voß").

      Eutin, 27. VI. 1799. - ½ S. 8vo. An den Verleger Johann Friedrich Hammerich (1763-1827) in Altona: "Sie haben mir nicht gemeldet, l[ieber] H[err] Hammerich, ob der Drucker in Halle die Georgica wirklich erhalten soll. Gestern habe ich die ernsthaftesten Warnungen gelesen: er sei windig, nachlässig, wortbrüchig. Was er bei Bredows Buche gethan habe, werden Sie selbst am besten wissen. Könnte nicht Göschen den Druck übernehmen? oder sonst ein biederer Drucker der Gegend? Auf jeden Fall nehme ich mein M[anu]s[cri]pt nach Halle, und erwarte dort Ihre Entscheidung. Am Montag reise ich, und halte mich 5-6 Tage in Halberstadt auf. Ihre Antwort trifft mich in Halle bei Prof. Wolf. Die Zeichnung der Pflüge haben Sie doch erhalten? [. ]." - Gabriel Bredows "Handbuch der alten Geschichte, nebst einem Entwurfe der Weltkunde der Alten nach Voss" war 1799 in Hammerichs Verlag erschienen. Der von Voß so skeptisch beurteilte Hallenser Drucker dürfte Johann Jakob Gebauer gewesen sein; Voß' Übersetzung von Vergils "Georgica" sollte noch 1799 im Selbstverlag in Eutin sowie bei Bohn in Hamburg erscheinen. - Faltspuren; sonst wohlerhalten. Oben links zeitgenöss. Bezeichnung "Voss" (wohl von Empfängerhand); unten rechts von etwas späterer Hand bezeichnet "Joh. Heinr. Voss". - Provenienz: Mitte des 19. Jhs. im Besitz des Dresdner Archäologen und Bibliothekars Karl Constantin Kraukling (1792-1873), der das Stück vom Schriftsteller Theodor Mundt (1808-61) erhalten hatte; vgl. Krauklings eigenh. Provenienzvermerk verso: "Handschrift von Joh. Heinr. Voss. Brief an Hammerich, Eutin 1799, erhalten von Dr. Th. Mundt 1842. K. C. Kraukling". Zuletzt in einer deutschen Privatsammlung. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Il Misogallo. Prose, e rime ...

      s.t. 1799 (ma 1803 - 1804) 8vo (cm.21), antiporta fig., 5 cc.nn., 184 pp. Brossura muta in carta azzurra con piccole mancanze, lievi ingialliture sparse, ma buon esemplare in barbe. Edizione originale, rara, contenente l’ ‘Intenzione dell’Autore’ riguardo alla pubblicazione di questa raccolta di versi e prose contro i ‘Galli’.

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        UVRES COMPLETTES D?OVIDE TRADUITES EN FRANÇAIS Auquelles on a ajouté la vie de ce poëte, les Hymnes de Callimaque, le Pervigilium Verneris, l?Epitre de Lingendes sur l?exil d?Ovide, et la traduction en vers de la belle Elégie d?Ovide sur son départ, par LE FRANC DE POMPIGNAN Edition imprimée sous les yeux et par les soins de J. CH. PONCELIN

      1799 - An VII, (1799), A PARIS, Chez DEBARLE, 3 Volumes in-quarto, pleines basanes glacées racinées, dos lisse agréablement ornés et pièces de titre maroquin rouge et noire, plats ornés d?un triple filet d?encadrement, double filet aux coupes, toutes tranches marbrées. Menus défauts à la reliure cf. photos. Coiffe et mors. 3 Gravures frontispice de Queverdo et Thomas. 1er Vol. : Garde, 1 f. p. de fx titre, superbe gravure frontispice avec serpente, p. de titre, 290 pages, 1 f. et garde. 2nd Vol. : Garde, 1 f. p. de fx titre, superbe gravure frontispice avec serpente, p. de titre, 436 pages, 1 f. et garde. 3e Vol. : Garde, 1 f. p. de fx titre, superbe gravure frontispice avec serpente, p. de titre, 392 pages, 1 f. et garde. BEL EXEMPLAIRE BIEN FRAIS

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      London: W. Bulmer and Co. for the Author, 1799. [iii]-xxviii,372,xcii,[2]pp. plus frontispiece, two leaves of music, three folding maps, and five plates (two folding). [with:] Park, Mungo: THE JOURNAL OF A MISSION TO THE INTERIOR OF AFRICA, IN THE YEAR 1805.... London. 1815. [10],cxxx,[1],219pp. plus folding map. Quarto. Contemporary tree calf, neatly rebacked to style, spine gilt, leather labels. Some light scuffing and wear to boards. Light, even age toning, some scattered foxing. Very good. Third edition, after the first two of the same year, of Park's initial African expedition and adventures. He was instructed by the African Association "to pass on to the River Niger either by way of Bambouk or by such other route as should be found most convenient, to ascertain the course, and if possible the rise and termination, of that river." Along the way he experienced almost unbelievable depredations, including robberies by local kings, imprisonment, and the loss of everything except his horse, clothing, and a pocket compass. He fell ill and would have died had a black man named Kaarta Taura not taken him in for several months. Includes the text of a "Negro Song" and a vocabulary of the Mandigo language. A fundamental African exploration. The second work is the first edition. Following his first expedition into the interior of Africa, Park returned to his Peebles surgery until, having applied several times to Joseph Banks and the African Association, he was finally asked to serve on another expedition. The expedition was charged with locating the source of the Niger River, and Parks headed a largely military force, facing disease and danger at every turn. The mission was a total disaster - forty-four Europeans died, the last of them a small group who, along with Park, were attacked at Bousa. Park had managed to send his journals back to Gambia prior to the attack, and they were edited by John Whishaw and finally published, with a life of Park, in the present form. KAINBACHER, p.102 (another ed). TRAIN, p.111. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 253. ESTC N13834.

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        Message from the President of the United States, accompanying sundry papers relative to the affairs of the United States, with the French Republic. 18th January, 1799....

      [Philadelphia: Pr. for the House of Representatives 8vo (20.1 cm, 7.9"). 123, [1 (blank)] pp.. 1799] [with] Message from the President of the United States, accompanying a report of the Secretary of State, containing observations on some of the documents, communicated by the President, on the eighteenth instant. 21st January, 1799. Philadelphia: John Ward Fenno, 1799. 8vo. [2], 45, [3 (2 blank)] pp. President John Adams introduces both items; the first work consists primarily of the correspondence of Elbridge Gerry, American envoy at Paris, with Talleyrand, prior to the former's recall from France. Evans assigns this to William Ross's press. The second piece is a report by the Secretary of State on developments following the transactions cited in the first. 18th: ESTC W026145; Evans 36551. 21st: ESTC W026008; Evans 36546. Recently attractively bound in quarter blue goat over blue cloth, leather edges rolled in gilt; spine with gilt-stamped title, place, and date, raised bands accented with gilt-stamped abstract floral design and straight and wavy rules. Title-page hinged on with long-fiber tissue, outer margin repaired with same. Varying degrees of foxing, with some leaves untouched, some slightly spotted, and some notably darkened.

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      [Philadelphia]:. 1799. 42pp, disbound. Minimal foxing, light institutional rubberstamp on title page. Very Good. Judge Richard Peters of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania advises President Adams "that a daring combination and treasonable opposition to the laws of the United States has recently been brought to a crisis in Northampton County, in this District." Resistance to the U.S. law "laying a tax on lands and houses" is described, with reports of the U.S. Marshal, depositions of witnesses, the President's proclamation, and military orders. Relations with France occupy the rest of the Message, beginning with the President's Proclamation renewing commerce with St. Domingo. A letter from the aged Patrick Henry to Secretary of State Pickering is included, regretting the infirmity that prevents his serving as envoy to France. Also included are several letters, in French and English, from and to Talleyrand on relations between the two countries. FIRST EDITION. Evans 36557.

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        Lucinde. Ein Roman.

      Frölich, 1799 - 300 Seiten; 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! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 200

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

      London printed by J. Dillon, and Co. for, and sold by, W. and S. Jones, Opticians, Holborn, 1799 8vo: xiv[bound out of sequence],594pp, with six copper-engraved plates. Tall, untrimmed, wide-margined copy, completely unsophisticated, in original drab grey boards, beige paper spine, printed paper label. An exemplary example, binding square and tight; pages, clean fresh and bright. Wheeler Gift 519b. Fine

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        Message from the President of the United States, accompanying a report of the Secretary of State, containing observations on some of the documents, communicated by the President, on the eighteenth instant. 21st January, 1799. Ordered to lie on the table.

      Important documentation of a low point in relations between the United States and France, summing up the state of affairs following the signing of Jay's Treaty and the revelation of the XYZ Affair. John Adams's letter of transmittal is on the verso of the title-page, followed by Pickering's report describing numerous French government actions that could be interpreted as hostile or aggressive, if not directly contrary to international law, including much mention of seizures of American ships; the letter closes with Pickering's incendiary warning "I hope we shall remember ?that the Tyger crouches before he leaps upon his prey'" (p. 45).

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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 drawn by Mr William Wilson.

      S Gosnell for T Chapman, London 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 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire abregee des insectes, dans laquelle ces animaux sont ranges suivant un ordre methodique.

      - Nouvelle edition, revue, corrigee, & augmentee d'un supplement considerable, par M. Geoffroy. 2 Bände. Calixte-Volland, Paris An VII (1799). XXVIII, 556 S. 2 Bl., 744 S. mit 22 gest. handkolorierten gefalt. Kupfertaf. 4°. Schöne Hldr.-Bände d. Zt. mit Rückensch. Außerordentlich frisches Exemplar mit sehr schön kolorierten Tafeln. Kolorierte Exemplare sind selten. Horn/Schenkling, 7523; Nissen, 1522. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Great Historical Picture of the Storming of Seringapatam, by the British Troops and Their Allies, May 4th, 1799 Painted by Robert Ker Porter.

      Glendenning, Printer, [1799] - Broadside printed with schematic diagram, oblong folio (375 x 490mm.) A rare woodcut key and advertisement, ESTC citing only 2 copies, to view Robert Ker's celebrated panorama of the " Storming of Seringapatam", the defeat of Tipu, Sultan of Mysore, by General George Harris in 1799. The panorama was exhibited at the Lyceum, London, "Admittance one shilling". The storming of Seringapatam led to the death of Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore, and brought to an end the third Anglo-Mysore War. His body was discovered in a tunnel like passage near the Water Gate and described as "rather corpulent, with a short neck and high shoulders, but his wrists and ankles were small and delicate."

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        Leben und Thaten des scharfsinnigen Edlen Don Quixote von la Mancha übersetzt von Ludiwg Tieck. 4 Bde (= komplett).

      Berlin Johann Friedrich Unger /1800/1801 1799 - XXXII, 440 S.; [1] Bl., 478 S.; 488 S.; 547 S. Kl.-8vo (17 cm). Neue Ppbde (unter Verwendung der alten, goldgeprägten Rückenschilder) mit Goldfileten u. goldgeprägter Bandzahl u. [El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha; dt.]. - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616). - Erste Ausgabe der gerühmten Übertragung von Ludwig Tieck, die als die bekannteste deutsche Übersetzung gilt, durch die die Deutschen erst mit Cervantes' Meisterwerk bekannt wurden. Von den Brüdern Schlegel mit der Übertragung betraut, begann Tieck das Projekt 1798 im Alter von erst 25 Jahren und schrieb Jahre später an Solger: "Mit der unbrauchbarsten Ausgabe, dem schlechtesten Wörterbuch, nachdem ich seit vielen Jahren kein Spanisch gelesen, unternahm ich damals diese Uebersetzung" (ADB XXVIII (1894), S. 251-276 [Onlinefassung]. - Innen gelegentlich gering stockfleckig [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Bees. A Poem. From the fourteenth Book of Vaniere's Prædium rusticum .

      Printed for F. and C. Rivington ., London 1799 - First edition: a rare poem on the behaviour and cultivation of bees, copiously and diversely annotated with references to bees in Classical literature; crocodile anatomy; Jesuit activity in South America, etc. Murphy was a close friend of Samuel Johnson, also to the Thrales, to whose sixth child, Susanna Arabella, he dedicates the present work. 8vo (206 × 125 mm), pp. xxiv, 70, [1]; complete with the half-title and final advertisement leaf; slightly later half calf, rubbed; armorial bookplate of Philip Hamond. [British Bee Books 157. ESTC locates 9 copies, of which only three in America (Library Company of Philadelphia, Minnesota, Yale).] [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyage aux Regions equinoxiales du Nouveau Continent, fait en 1799-1804.

      - Partie 6 (Botanique), section 1: Plantes èquinoxiales. Bd. 1 (v. 2). Paris u. Tübingen 1808. 4 Bl., VII, 234 S. mit 1 gest. Poprträt u. 68 Kupfer-Tafeln. Gr.-Folio. Hldr. d. Zt. Berieben u. bestoßen, Rücken beschäd. u. mit 1 größeren Fehlstelle. Unbeschn. Die ersten 2 Bl. etwas knitterig. Text teils minimal fleckig, die Tafeln am Rand teils etwas angestaubt, sonst sehr sauber und breitrandig. – Fiedler/Leitner 252 ff.; Löwenberg 12 ff.; Nissen 954. – Der erste Pflanzenband von Humboldts großartigem wissenschaftlichem Reisewerk in einem kompletten Exemplar. Die Tafeln zu diesem Band erschienen nur in schwarzweiß (entgegen der Angabe von Nissen) vgl. Fiedler/Leitner S. 255. – Wie alle Bände von Humboldts Reisewerk sehr selten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Choral-bok af 90 melodier til 260 svenske psalmer jemte organist-scholans andra del, som förklaring.

      - Stockholm, kongl. privilegierade not-tryckeriet, (1799). Oblong 4to. (4) s.+ 23 pp. with engr. music. The text leaf with slight foxing, and with a minor hole in inner margin to leaf two. Contemporary half calf, blind stamped spine. Detta verk brukar kallas för Voglers koralbok. Hans organistskola utkom 1798. Texten består av ett index och en konkordans. Georg Joseph Vogler (1749-1814) kallades till Sverige av Gustav III år 1786 för att bla vara musiklärare åt kronprinsen. I hans uppdrag ingick även att skriva operor och leda kungliga operan. Han turnerade med orgelkonserter och introducerade ny musik i Sverige, och startade en musikutbildning. Hans kanske idag mest kända stycke i Sverige är hymnen ?Hosianna, Davids son? Bland hans elever märks Joseph Martin Kraus, Giacomo Meyerbeer och Carl Maria von Weber. Som koralutgivare hamnade Vogler i konflikt med Haeffner, och en pamflettpolemik dem emellan utvecklades.

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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). Goldsmiths 17721. With a total of 5 further locations in OCLC & ESTC (BL NLS Un. of Natal Un. Michigan Un. Wisconsin). The slight 1st ed., published in 1797, has a mere IV 27pp. and one plate. ESTC & OCLC locate copies at 7 libraries worldwide. Alexander Cumming (1733-1814), watchmaker, inventor and "mechanician", is best remembered for his design and manufacture of clocks and watches. (But see further note on following item in this catalogue). In the present work, Cumming advocates the use of cylindrical wheel-rims in place of "tapering rims now universally used". It includes descriptions and illustrations of apparatus used by Cumming in his experiments. "As this Essay can only be considered as the basis of a system for the preservation and improvement of roads, private as well as public, I have bestowed much thought, for some time past, on the means that would best answer, to gain all the advantages that might reasonably be expected from a voluntary and universal use of cylindrical wheels; but as the attention of Parliament is at this time engaged in matters of such importance, as in a great measure to exclude the consideration of domestic improvements, no attempt has been hitherto made to bring it under discussion. It was on that account that I declined having this Essay inserted in the last volume of the Communications to the Board of Agriculture, with the other Essays on Roads, although the late President applied to me repeatedly for that purpose .....". [pp.3-4].

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        Musen - Almanach für das Jahr 1799.

      Tübingen, Cotta 1798.Mit gestochenem Frontispiz von Guttenberg nach H. Meyer. 8 Bll., 247 S., 2 Bll. Farbige illustr. Orig. - Broschur nach H. Meyer. Goed. V, 207, 5; Marcuse 166; Hagen 613; Hirzel A 213; Meyer 567; Borst 845; Kippenberg I, 555. Mit Erstdrucken von Schiller (Das Glück, Die Bürgschaft, Des Mädchens Klage u. a.), Goethe (Die Metamorphose der Pflanzen, Amyntas, Euphrosyne u. a.), Hölderlin (Sokrates und Alcibiades, An unsere Dichter), Matthisson, Sophie Mereau, A. W. Schlegel, Tieck u. a. - Mit dem Kalendarium. In der farbigen Broschur auf gelbem Papier nicht häufig. - Tls. stockfleckig, insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar! Bücher de

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte: der Fische erster [UND: zweyter] Theil.

      Augsburg, in der Martin Engelbrechtschen Kunsthandlung 1799-1800; EA; ca 17x11 cm; gest. Titelblatt, XLVIII, 352 Seiten mit 44 kolorierten Kupfertafeln; gest. Titelblatt, 416 (12) Seiten mit 52 kolorierten Kupfertafeln; dekorative Halbledereinbände d. Zt. mit 2 farbigen Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung (Einbände geringfügig bestoßen, Vorsatzblätter etwas leimschattig mit kleinen Kleberesten; sonst gutes, sauberes Exemplar in äußerst ansprechenden Einbänden)Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Annual Anthology

      Bristol: Printed by Biggs and Co. for T. N. Longman and O. Rees, London, 1799-1800, 1799. First edition. Tinker 1953. Water-stains to the leather boards margins and margins of the text in volume two; very good copy.. 2 vols, small 8vo, later red full morocco by Stikeman, gilt rules, decorations and lettering. Leaf B8 in volume one excised, as usual, and C3 in volume two is a cancel. An important collection of original Romantic verse, edited by Southey, with contributions by him and other major and minor figures in his circle: Coleridge (27 poems), Lamb, Amelia Opie, Thomas Beddoes, Francis Wrangham and Joseph Cottle, among others.

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        Phantasien über die Kunst, für Freunde der Kunst. Herausgegeben von Ludwig Tieck.

      Hamburg, Perthes 1799.IV, 203 S, HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenverg. Goedeke VI, 36, 37 und VI, 47, 6. Borst 851. - Erste Ausgabe dieser Fortsetzung der ?Herzensergießungen eines kunstliebenden Klosterbruders?. - ?Ein Theil dieser Aufsätze ist ein Vermächtniß meines verstorbenen Freundes W. H. Wackenroder, wovon er die letztern erst kurz vor seiner Krankheit ausgearbeitet und mir mitgetheilt hat? (Vorwort von Tieck). - Titelaufnahme und Rechnung des Antiquariats Fritz Eggert von 1970 (DM 300) für das vorliegende Exemplar beiliegend. - Rückenschild tls. abgerieben. Kleiner Bibliotheks - Aufkleber, Ecken etwas bestoßen. Sehr gutes breitrandiges und nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar! Bücher de

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        General Karte von Europa, nach den neuesten astronomischen Beobachtungen, den vorzüglichsten Special=Karten, und zum Theil noch nicht gestochenen Zeichnungen, auf das genaueste entworfen, und nach den jetzigen Grenzen richtig abgetheilt, herausgegeben 1799 - von der K.K. privileg. Schneider und Weigelschen Kunst- und Buchhandlung in Nürnberg.':.

      - Kolorierter Kupferstich b. Schneider & Weigel in Nürnberg, dat. 1799, 52 x 60,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 124 f. (Adam Gottlieb Schneider, 1745-1815. Cartographer and publisher of Nuremberg. Worked with Weigel. .). - Zeigt Europa zwischen der Küste von Grönland, Küste von Nordafrika, Kaspisches Meer und Sibirien. - Unten rechts Titel und Verlegerangabe. - Unten rechts Zusatzbemerkung "Die unterstrichenen Namen zeigen die jetzigen Statthalterschaften in Europaeischen Russland an.".

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      Boston: Manning & Loring, 1799. New cloth spine and matching endsheets, but the book maintains its original boards. Previous owner's name (Jane Allen) and the date 1826 on the second front endpaper. Overall, a most acceptable copy of the first U.S. edition of this title by the noted British poet. Southey was the Poet Laureate for thirty years prior to his death in 1843. 132 pp. . First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Histoire naturelle de la montagne de Saint-Pierre de Maestricht

      - 184 pp., 1 plan et 54 A Paris, Chez H.J. Jansen, an 7 [1799], in-folio, 184 pp, 1 plan et 54 planches gravées en taille-douce, veau raciné de l'époque, dos lisse et fleuronné, triple filet d'encadrement doré sur les plats, roulette sur les coupes et en bordure des contreplats, tranches dorées [Bozérian], ÉDITION ORIGINALE de l'un des ouvrages fondateurs de la paléontologie, qui relate notamment l'histoire de la découverte du "grand animal de Maastricht", qui sera identifié plus tard comme le mosasaure, reptile marin géant ayant vécu à la fin du Crétacé. UN DES RARES EXEMPLAIRES AU FORMAT IN-FOLIO, complet en 184 pages, publié la même année que l'édition in-4 de 263 pages. Bel exemplaire relié par BOZÉRIAN, signé en queue du dos et sobrement orné dans le goût Consulat. L'ouvrage est orné d'une vignette au titre figurant l'extraction du fossile de la "tête de crocodile de la montagne de S.-Pierre", que l'on retrouve aux planches IV et LI, gravée au quart de sa grandeur sur cette dernière ; ce fossile d'os maxillaires, découvert en 1770 dans un bloc de pierre des carrières de Maastricht par des ouvriers chargés d'exploiter le calcaire, parvint dans un premier temps au Dr Hoffmann, naturaliste, avant de tomber en 1795 dans les collections du Muséum de Paris après confiscation par l'armée révolutionnaire. L'identité du "grand animal de Maastricht" pose dès lors problème : Hoffmann le rangeait parmi les crocodiles ; l'anatomiste hollandais Peter Carriper y voyait un cachalot ; le naturaliste Martinus Van Marum pensait quant à lui à un dauphin. Faujas, ici, se range derrière l'appellation de "crocodile", mais pense néanmoins que l'on pourrait pourrait avoir affaire à un "cétacé inconnu" ou "un crocodile d'une nouvelle espèce qui diffère du crocodile du Nil ou de celui du Gange". Cuvier l'étudie à son tour et, dans ses Ossements fossiles (V, 1824), conclut à une espèce disparue proche des varans, vivant en milieu marin, que le géologue anglais Corrybeare propose de nommer "mosasaurus", lézard de la Meuse. "This was perhaps the most notable discovery in the field of the vertebrate paléontology up to that time". Faujas de Saint-Fonds (1742-1819), naturiste et géologue dauphinois, fut l'assistant de Buffon au Musée d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris. Il exerça quelque temps le profession d'avocat à Grenoble, mais, selon Nadault de Buffon dans les Notes de la correspondance de Buffon, il "fuyait le palais pour parcourir les montagnes et les sites les plus retirés des Alpes Dauphinoise." Légères traces de moisissures marginales anciennes. Habile restauration de la reliure. Légères épidermures. Ward & Carozzi, n° 784 (pour l'édition in-4). DSB IV, p. 548-549. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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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 - 3 Volume set. xii, 499; viii, 518,[v]; viii, 465, [xlix]pp., 1p. ads. Fine bindings and covers. Rebound in modern brown leather. Gilt spine. New marbled endpapers. Bookplate to front flyleaf. Internally well preserved. Adam Smith "spent ten years in the writing and perfecting of this work, the first edition selling out within six months. It had no rival in scope or depth when published and is still one of the few works in its field to have achieved such an exhaulted status, meaning simply that it has sustained yet survived repeated reading, critical and adulatory, long after the circumstances that prompted it have become the object of historical enquiry". (ODNB). "The history of economic theory up to the end of the nineteenth century consists of two parts: the mercantilist phase which was based not so much on a doctrine as on a system of practice which grew out of social conditions; and the second phase which saw the development of the theory that the individual had the right to be unimpeded in the exercise of economic activity. While it cannot be said that Smith invented the latter theory.his work is the first major expression of it. He begins with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary to it. The improvement of the division of labour is the measure of productivity and in it lies the human propensity to barter and exchange. Labour represents the three essential elements-wages, profit and rent-and these three also constitute income. From the working of the economy, Smith passes to its matter -'stock'- which encompasses all that man owns either for his own consumption or for the return which it brings him. The Wealth of Nations ends with a history of economic development, a definitive onslaught on the mercantile system, and some prophetic speculations on the limits of economic control.The Wealth of Nations is not a system, but as a provisional analysis it is complete convincing. The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia: Begun and Held at the Capitol, in the City of Richmond, on Monday, the Third day of December, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Eight

      Meriwether Jones and John Dixon, Richmond 1799 - (12 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches). 36pp. Expertly bound to style in half calf and period marbled paper covered boards, flat spine ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece. Housed in a full dark blue morocco box. Provenance: James Anderson (contemporary signature) The first official printing of James Madison's Virginia Resolutions: the foundation stone of the "States Rights" movement. The present extraordinarily rare and important session laws of Virginia for 1798, include the first official printing of the "Virginia Resolutions." Introduced and championed by the great libertarian, John Taylor of Caroline, the Virginia Resolutions were written by James Madison in collaboration with Thomas Jefferson. Together with similar resolutions introduced into the Kentucky legislature the following year, they stand as one of the foremost documents in the history of the "States Rights" argument and American libertarianism. The stage for the Virginia Resolutions was set by the bitter Federalist-Republican arguments of the 1790s, culminating in the so-called Alien and Sedition Laws of 1798, passed by the Federalist majority in Congress. These restrictive measures on free speech raised serious questions about the ultimate scope of Federal powers, and were viewed by the Republicans as unconstitutional attacks on civil liberties and the prerogatives of the states. Thomas Jefferson, then Vice-President, and Congressman James Madison, as the Republican leaders, determined to protest the laws through the medium of resolutions in the Virginia and Kentucky legislatures, effectively concealing their authorship at the time. Madison drafted the Virginia resolutions and Jefferson the Kentucky ones, although they are similar in content and ultimately the result of the close collaboration between the two men. In these documents they argue that the states should determine the scope of Federal powers, and that potentially any state could reject any Federal law - the principle of "Nullification," as it was labelled in the Kentucky Resolutions. In Madison's words, "That this Assembly doth explicitly and peremptorily declare, that it views the power of the federal government, as resulting from a compact, to which the states are parties; as limited by the plain sense and intention in that compact.the states who are parties thereof, have the right, and are in duty bound, to interpose for arresting the progress of the evil, and for maintaining within their respective limits, the authorities, rights, and liberties appertaining to them." In short, that each state had the right to reject Federal laws it felt were not within the "plain sense and intention" of the Constitution. The Virginia Resolutions were introduced into the Virginia House of Delegates by John Taylor of Caroline on Dec. 13, 1798. A number of important Virginia political figures, including John Mercer, William Branch Giles, Henry Lee, George Nicholas and others, took part in the spirited debates over the next two weeks. The Resolutions (printed on p.33) were finally passed by the House on the 21st of December and the State Senate on the 24th. The immediate effect of the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions was not great. The Federalist states greeted them coolly, although they provoked considerable debate, and the Jeffersonian revolution of 1800 swept away the laws they targeted; but they remained an active political document which gained force over time. They were widely invoked from the time of the South Carolina Nullification Crisis of 1832 to the Southern secessions of 1860 and 1861. They are still cited as primary doctrines in States Rights theory and American libertarianism. Written by two of the United States' greatest political minds, they also contained the seeds of the destruction of the Union. The first official printing of the Virginia Resolutions establishes this volume as an incredibly important American State Paper, of the highest rarity. Evans 36629; Tower 937; Swem 7904. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Grätz, Christian Friedrich Trötscher, 1799 - XXIV, 262 Seiten, späterer lainh.Einband berieben und Fehlstellen, ersten Seiten mit deutlichen Abnützungsspuren der unteren rechten Ecke, durchgehend fleckig Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 200

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        Schlacht bei Stockach im Jahre 1799 ('Bataille de Stockach comandée par S.A.S. l'Archi-duc Charles le 25. Mars 1799.').

      - altkolorierte Aquatinta auf Whatmann-Bütten v. Steinlen b. Johann Lorenz Rugendas in Augsburg, dat. 1799, 43 x 54,5 Schefold, Alte Ansichten aus Baden, Nr. 34077; Thieme-Becker, Bd. XXIX, S. 180.

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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. Later 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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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte: der Fische erster [UND: zweyter] Theil.

      Augsburg in der Martin Engelbrechtschen Kunsthandlung -1800 1799 - EA; ca 17x11 cm; gest. Titelblatt, XLVIII, 352 Seiten mit 44 kolorierten Kupfertafeln; gest. Titelblatt, 416 (12) Seiten mit 52 kolorierten Kupfertafeln; dekorative Halbledereinbände d. Zt. mit 2 farbigen Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung (Einbände geringfügig bestoßen, Vorsatzblätter etwas leimschattig mit kleinen Kleberesten; sonst gutes, sauberes Exemplar in äußerst ansprechenden Einbänden) 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Essays on Philosophical Subjects. Basil, James Decker, 1799.

      - "Basil edition. 8vo, [iv], cxviii, 313pp, contemporary half-calf, marbled boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reveries sur la nature primitive de l'homme, sur ses sensations, sur les moyens de bonheur qu'elles lui indiquent, sur le mode social qui conserverait le plus de ses formes primordiales.

      Paris: Laveaux, 1799. First. hardcover. fine. [4], XVIII, 19-340 pages. 8vo. Handsomely bound in older 1/2 brown morocco over marbled boards; simple gilt-lettered spine with raised bands; marbled endpapers. Paris: J.-Ch. Laveaux, et al., An VIII [1799/1800]. A near fine copy, quite clean and in an attractive binding. Very scarce. OCLC lists only 6 copies including those at Harvard, Yale & Biblioteque Nationale de France. A precursor of Romanticism, inspired by Rousseau. This is the first complete edition. The original edition [An VI - 1798] was a fragment containing only 2 Reveries while this has all 17. -- Cioranescu, A. 18.s., 60005.

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        Letters Written During a Short Residence in Spain and Portugal


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        Grove-Hill, A Descriptive Poem, with An Ode to Mithra

      John & Arthur Arch 1799 - 1799. 76 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Brown boards half bound in red leather with gilt lettering to spine. This is an former library book, with stamps to pages and a small label to front pd. Inscription to title page. Pages are mildly tanned and foxed, with occasional use marks. Text and illustrations remain bright. Moderate scuffing to outer binding, mainly to leather areas. Few small losses to edges. Mild damp stains and minor general use marks present. Binding remains firm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [A Caricature Frieze]

      1799. first edition. A Fine Collection of Seventy Caricatures from Woodward and Rowlandson's Grotesque BordersÂ…WOODWARD, George Moutard. ROWLANDSON, Thomas. (Drawn by Woodward, etched by Rowlandson). Grotesque Borders for Screens, Billiard Rooms, Dressing Rooms, & c., & c., Forming a Caricature Assemblage of Oddities, Whimsicalities & Extravaganzas!! London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1799-1800. First edition. Quarto (9 9/16 x 7 7/16 inches; 243 x 188 mm.). Twenty heavy-stock leaves, the first fifteen with two images on recto and two images on verso (60 images). The last five leaves each with two images on recto (10 images).The average size of each image is 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches.Mid nineteenth century half black roan over black pebbled cloth boards ruled in gilt. Spine ruled in gilt with maroon morocco label lettered in gilt. Housed in a felt-lined half black morocco over red cloth boards clamshell case.A unique album made up of seventy individual hand-colored caricatures cut from the above title. In all, there were possibly 288 images on wove paper issued in 46 strips of four panels of not necessarily equal size. While this album may appear to be a bastardization of the original, the strips were intended to be cut up, mixed and matched in accordance with the taste and space of the owner, for interior decoration, as expressed in the title.These highly amusing caricatures are very scarce. The Huntington Library appears to have the most complete set, with 24 plates, which presumably consist of three strips of four caricature pictures each, for a total of 288 images. However, the Huntington holdings are watermarked 1818 to 1822, so these may be re-strikes, and also may consist of pieces not in the original series. Princeton has eleven plates from the series, which would have 132 images. No other copies are indicated on OCLC First Serve. Yale's Walpole Center has a single plate, or twelve images. We assume a few fragments are held by other institutions without the original title. Also, perhaps there are pieces here and there on surviving fans and other furniture. However, one can not imagine that as wall borders there are still a plethora of examples surviving, if any at all. With the armorial bookplate of Boyce Harvey Combe (1816-?) of Oaklands, Battle, Sussex. Justice of the Peace for the county of Sussex; Major commanding 1st Battalion Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteers; was formerly an officer in the H.E.I.C. cavalry.

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        Leben des C. Julius Cäsar. 4 Bände. Mit 4 Titelkupfern.

      Berlin: Heinrich Frölich 1799-1801 / Duncker und Humblot 1812 8°. VI, 410, XX, 706, 488, XXXV, 551 S., 1 Erratablatt. Marmorierte Halblederbände d.Z. mit je 2 Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe. Vgl. Goed.IV/1, 600 und VI, 733. Umfangreiches biographisch-historisches Werk Meissners ( 1753-1807). Band 3 wurde von J. Haken bearbeitet und vollendet, Band 4 komplett von Haken verfasst , nachdem Meissner verstorben war . Der Tod Frölichs machte zudem einen Verlagswechsel nötig, weshalb komplette Exemplare selten sind. Bei Band 3 ist das obere Kapital etwas beschädigt, die 10-seitige Vorrede Hakens ist verbunden und findet sich am Schluß des Bandes , ansonsten gutes, dekoratives Exemplar. Die bei Frölich erschienenen Bände haben neben den Titelkupfern noch je eine hübsche Titelvignette, das Titelkupfer von Band 1 schuf Daniel Chodowiecki ( nicht bei Engelmann). Versand D: 6,00 EUR Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts, Deutsche Literatur, Historische Romane

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        ELEMENTS OF CHEMISTRY, In a Systematic Order, Containing all the Modern Discoveries. Translated from the French by Robert Kerr.


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        Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux d'Afrique.

      Paris, J.J. Fuchs/ Delachaussée, An VII (1799)-1808. 6 volumes. Large-4o (325 x 252mm). With 300 engraved plates in double state, plain and colour-printed with hand-finishing. Contemporary red morocco, spines with gilt ornaments, sides with gilt French Imperial eagle at each corner and richly gilt borders, inside dentelles, gilt edges (hinges of second volume a bit weak). A splendidly bound copy of the rare quarto deluxe issue with the plates in two states (the ordinary edition has only coloured plates). The work was published in 4to and in folio. The deluxe issue has far better colouring of the plates, with extensive hand-finishing, than the ordinary editions. The excellent plates are engraved by Fissart and Péree after drawings by Reinhold, and printed by Langlois, the great master of colour printing who supervised much of Redouté's best work. Levaillant's work on the birds of Africa is still important to-day as it described birds of the region for the first time and Levaillant is considered an important pioneer on African ornithology. François Levaillant (1753-1828) travelled to South Africa where he made two expeditions into the interior in 1780-1784. The first went to the Great Fish River and the second one to the Orange River./ "The work, which was published in 51 parts, is Levaillant's most prominent work. It gives a comprehensive account of the birds of South Africa, based on Levaillant's personal experiences and the collections he made during his journeys in that region. The style of the text is lively, and it gives descriptions not only of birds, but also of their habits and habitats. Scientific names are not given. Althogether 284 species are dealt with, of which 71, according to the statement of the author, do not come from Africa..." (Anker 297). Levaillant also included birds from the rest of Africa.//Some occasional browning and spotting as is usual with this work.//Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Samuel Ryland.//Fine Bird Books p. 90; Anker 297, Nissen IVB, 555.

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        Travels in Africa, Egypt, and Syria, from the Year 1792 to 1798.

      London : Cadell, Davies, Longman, Rees., 1799 - XXXVIII, 496 p., with frontispiece, 2 fold-out maps, 1 plan. Good. Full leather cover, worn at edges, slightly soiled. Title with 6 cm cut off at bottom, replaced. Partly foxed paper, frontispiece foxed. Fold-out maps with 8cm and 5 cm tear. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1800 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux d'Afrique.

      - Paris, J.J. Fuchs/ Delachaussée, An VII (1799)-1808. 6 volumes. Large-4o (325 x 252mm). With 300 engraved plates in double state, plain and colour-printed with hand-finishing. Contemporary red morocco, spines with gilt ornaments, sides with gilt French Imperial eagle at each corner and richly gilt borders, inside dentelles, gilt edges (hinges of second volume a bit weak). A splendidly bound copy of the rare quarto deluxe issue with the plates in two states (the ordinary edition has only coloured plates). The work was published in 4to and in folio. The deluxe issue has far better colouring of the plates, with extensive hand-finishing, than the ordinary editions. The excellent plates are engraved by Fissart and Péree after drawings by Reinhold, and printed by Langlois, the great master of colour printing who supervised much of Redouté's best work. Levaillant's work on the birds of Africa is still important to-day as it described birds of the region for the first time and Levaillant is considered an important pioneer on African ornithology. François Levaillant (1753-1828) travelled to South Africa where he made two expeditions into the interior in 1780-1784. The first went to the Great Fish River and the second one to the Orange River."The work, which was published in 51 parts, is Levaillant's most prominent work. It gives a comprehensive account of the birds of South Africa, based on Levaillant's personal experiences and the collections he made during his journeys in that region. The style of the text is lively, and it gives descriptions not only of birds, but also of their habits and habitats. Scientific names are not given. Althogether 284 species are dealt with, of which 71, according to the statement of the author, do not come from Africa." (Anker 297). Levaillant also included birds from the rest of Africa.Some occasional browning and spotting as is usual with this work.Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Samuel Ryland.Fine Bird Books p. 90; Anker 297, Nissen IVB, 555. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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