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        Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz-Kurzbach (Kalkar 03. 02. 1721 - 08. 11. 1773 Ohlau, Schlesien). Preuss. Freiherr und Kavalleriegeneral. Er gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Kavallerieführer Preussens. "Friedr. Wilh. von Seydlitz.". "Seydlitz in der Schlacht bei Rossbach" (1757),.

      - Kupferstich v. D. Berger n. J.G. Fritsch, dat. 1799, 42 x 59 Dargestellt ist Seydlitz (stehend) inmitten seiner Truppen. Ein Soldat verbindet seinen linken Arm, der rechte Arm hält den Degen. - Fachgerecht restauriert, mit Buchstabenverlust an der Legende unten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Musen-Almanach für das Jahr 1799.

      - Herausgegeben von [Friedrich von] Schiller. Tübingen, Cotta (1798). Mit einem gest. Frontispiz von Meyer nach Guttenberg. Kl.-8°. 8 Bl., 247, 2 Bl. Illustr. Orig.-Karton. Erste Ausgabe von Schillers vorletztem Musenalmanach. - Trömel/Marcuse 160. - Goedeke V, 207,5. - Brieger 2098. - Köhring S. 81. - Enthält Erstdrucke von Goethe (»Metamorphose der Planzen«, »Das Blümlein Wunderschön«, »Amyntas« u. a.), Hölderlin (»Socrates und Alcibiades«, »An unsere Dichter«), Matthisson, Sophie Mereau, Schiller (»Kampf mit dem Drachen«, »Die Bürgschaft«, »Prolog zu Wallensteins Lager« u. a.), A. W. Schlegel, L. Tieck u. a. - Schönes, unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar; in diesem Zustand äußerst selten. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stammerjohann]
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        Catalogues of the birds, shells, and some of the more rare plants, of Dorsetshire. From the new and enlarged edition of Mr. Hutchins';s history of that county

      Printed by, J. Nichols, for the use of the compiler and his friends, London 1799 - (14 5/8 x 9 1/8 inches). Text in two columns. [2],92pp. Contemporary half calf over marbled paper covered boards, flat spine tooled and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers (expert repairs at spine) Very rare first edition of a rare catalogue of British birds, plants and shells. Richard Pulteney received his doctorate in medicine from the University of Edinburgh in 1764, before serving as the personal physician to the Earl of Bath. Following the Earl's death, he resided and practiced in Blandford, Dorset. Besides membership in a host of medical societies, Pulteney was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, as well as a Fellow of the Linnean Society. Indeed, he was an early promoter of Linnaean taxonomy, and authored the first English biography of Linnaeus in 1781. His cabinet of specimens, noted particularly for its shells, was donated to the Linnean Society following his death in 1801. This work is divided into three sections, viz. birds (pp. 1-22), shells (pp. 22-54) and plants (pp. 55-92), each with a prefatory note, and all preceded by a cancel title. Nissen and BM(NH) erroneously cite a portrait in this edition. Privately-published by Pulteney, few copies were printed; bookseller John Bohn cites fifty copies printed in an 1843 catalogue. Furthermore, it is believed that many printed copies were destoyed in the 1808 fire at Nichols' warehouse. ESTC cites but 7 extant examples, with only one being in North America (Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia). ESTC T140194; BM(NH) IV:p. 1622; Pritzel 7367; Nissen, ZBI 3250. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Kst.- Karte, v. K. Ponheimer bei Reilly, "Tabula, qua Cursus veredarii per . - Postkarte von Finnland und Norrland".

      - mit Grenz- u. Flächenkolorit, 1799, 38,4 x 49,3 Mit Kopftitel. Links oben die Titelkartusche. Oben rechts die Zeichenerklärung. - Die Karte zeigt Finnland. im Osten noch St. Petersburg. Mit Einzeichnung der Postrouten. Mit einer Insetkarte von Dalarna.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Analysis of horsemanship, teaching the hole art of riding , in the manege , military, racing, or travelling system. Together with the method of breaking horses and dressing them, to all kinds of Manege.

      London: Selbstverlag ( Druck: M. Ritchee) 1799 - Fine copy of the first edition. Modern half leather binding. The first pages with minor foxing, otherwise fine. Sehr seltene Erstausgabe von der laut Huth nur der vorliegende erste Band erschien. Die ersten Blätter minimal fleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar. Teils unaufgeschnitten. Mit 8 gest. Tafeln , davon 5 gefaltet. Huth 64. Podeschi 82. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. Gest. Frontispiz, XXXII, 196 S. Moderner Halblederband im Stil der Zeit mit Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kunsthandlung Primavera]
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        Nye Samling af Reisebeskrivelser og Topographier, til at kiende de forskiellige Lande og Folk i Verden, i hensige til deres naturlige, politiske, og religiøse Tilstand. Bind 1-6. Overs. af A. W. Brorson.

      Kiøbenhavn, Trykt paa Gyldendals Forlag, 1799-1805. (16) + 450 + (8) + 663 + (1) + 430 + XII + (12) + 696 + (6) + 431 + (6) + 490 s. 2 foldede kobberstukne plansjer. 1 foldet tabell. 2 foldede kobberstukne kart. Samt. skinnbd. Ryggdekor i gull. Røde skinn tittelfelt. Litt brunplettet

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        Manuscript - Spanish Privateering of Captured American Brig "La Maria" in Waters Near Andalucia, Spain - Cargo of Coffee, Sugar, Cocoa & Textiles - Text in Spanish

      Spain, 1799. Spain circa 1799-1800. Manuscript naval document in Spanish, in a very neat hand, detailing charges laid by the shipping agent of the Spanish privateer La Esperanza against an American brig, La Maria, following her capture in waters near Andalucia, Spain. Verso bears contemporary annotation in English stating the document?'s content, "Copy of charges against Brig Maria". Text is in Spanish, with English filing annotations to verso. Folio, 6 pages, on two double leaves, laid paper measuring approximately 20 x 33cm, each with two watermarks, being the year 1799, and the crowned cameo of Britannia. Very good condition. Coffee, Sugar, Cocoa and Textiles Pillaged from the Brig Maria by a Spanish Privateer A document arguing for a captured American brig, the Maria, to be declared legitimate prize. It is written by Don Manuel de Medina y Ximénez, shipping agent to the Spanish privateer, La Esperanza (Master Francisco Mendez), which along with two others, La Virgen del Carmen (Master Damian Jabarron) and St Joseph y Animas (alias El Africano, Master Manuel de Huelba) captured the Maria off the coast of Tarifa in Spanish waters in the late 1790s. The prize tribunal deciding whether the Maria, with a cargo of sugar, coffee, cocoa, textiles and other goods, had yet to issue its findings and it seems Medina y Ximénez wrote this letter to encourage a finding in the privateers' favour by claiming that the crew of the Maria were lying about the brig?'s nationality, cargo and destination. In it, he sets out the evidence in support of his argument. Excerpts from the manuscript: "Don Manuel de Medina y Ximinez consignatario del falucho corsario titulado la Esperanza su Captn. Francisco Mendez, ante v.s. como mas haya lugar, y a reserva de otro recurso, o accion que a midro compreta, de que protesto usar en tpo, y forma digo. Que naviendo corsario que represento en captain en Competa del nombrasa la virgen el carmen su Capt. Damian Gabarron y del Sr. Josef y Animas (alias) el africans su Capt. Manuel de Huelba detenido en la costa de Tarifa y conduciendo a este puerto el Bergatin Americano la Maria cargado de asucar, café, cacao, musolinas y otro efectos... les papels aprehendidos... inseccionados." The first a letter from a George Ammoy of Philadelphia to the purser of the Maria, Thomas Masters, instructing him to sell Ammoy's cargo by bills of exchange drawn in London which were then to be used to purchase products suitable for the American market. This, according to Medina y Ximénez, proved that not all the cargo on board the Maria belonged to Floremento Dusard of Philadelphia as the crew of the brig claimed. Tenuously, he also argued that since payment was to be accepted in the form of bills of exchange drawn in London then Ammoy, at least, must have some business based in London and therefore his part of the cargo could legitimately be termed prize. A further proof that the brig and its cargo could be considered British was that the letter instructed for the Maria to return across the Atlantic in convoy but places on convoys could only be obtained at Gibraltar with British papers. Excerpts from the manuscript: "El primer documento que aparsce en antos, es viva carta escriba en Filadelphia... Jorge Ammoy a el sobre cargo del Bergatin la Maria... factura de los efectos que la ha entregado lo remita en letras sobre Londres..." The second piece of evidence was another letter, this time from the Gibraltar-branch of the British trading company Turnbull & Co. to F. Dusard in Philadelphia remitting a list of current Gibraltar prices for merchant goods. It demonstrated that the Maria's intended destination was Gibraltar. This was a clear violation of the Pinckney Treaty of 1795 between the United States and Spain since Spain and Britain were at war and Gibraltar was under blockade by the Spanish. At this point, Medina y Ximénez adds that the Maria had shot a live round over the bow of La Esperanza and that the Maria?'s guns had been loaded at the time she was seized which if the brig had truly been American would also have been against the dictates of the Pinckney Treaty. The master, purser and pilot of the Maria all denied this last point. Excerpts from the manuscript: "La segundo que este parte de carga es de lexitima propriedad inglesa, puesto que se ordena que se producto de vente segun factura se remita a Londres y que residu se retorno a Filadelphia... Ammoy es un mero consignatario del proprietario Ingles... dificultad en creer... y que o esta oportunidad se le presente a Gibraltar... a esta Plaza... de aqui es aquella ambiguedad conque se habla..." His third and final piece of evidence was that the Maria had a British flag on board. Though the crew claimed that this was to ward off potential threats, it could only have been hoisted in the expectation that they would be boarded and searched which without legitimate British papers would have made the whole exercise pointless. In his account, Medina y Ximénez accuses the crew of hiding their British papers and concludes that beyond reasonable doubt the ship and cargo must be considered legitimate prize with the profits from its sale being split between the captors. Excerpts from the manuscript: "Por ultimo y concluyo trae esta Bergatin una Bandera Inglesa, con al fin dicen, de guaracersa de los tripolinos, y para all conocera muy bien la prenetalion de el tribunal, que es indispensable troigan las correspondientes papeles Ingles... porque sin ellos de nada las enarbolar aquello bandera... no tienen documentos con que legitimar la propriedad inglesa... This document highlights the dangers involved in both trade and privateering during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. At the time, Spain and Britain were at war (1796-1802) making any merchantman that had either British colours or transported British goods liable to seizure as prize but, in 1795, the United States and Spain had signed Pinckney?'s Treaty which included clauses giving mutual assurance for the safety of each side?'s respective trade and ships. The importance of such protections were vital when during wartime it was common practice to issue letters of marque to privateers who would reap the rewards of the prizes they brought in. This, of course, depended on whether such prizes were legitimate. Disputes over the nature of ships and cargoes such as that described in this document were of vital significance both to the people that owned them as well as to the privateers who could potentially make a fortune, not only from the sale of the ships, but from the sale of such valuable cargoes as that of the Maria. The Treaty of San Lorenzo, also known as Pinckney?'s Treaty, negotiations being concluded on October 27, 1795, was an important diplomatic success for the United States. It resolved territorial disputes between the two countries and granted American ships the right to free navigation of the Mississippi River as well as duty-free transport through the port of New Orleans, then under Spanish control. Captain Gabarron, whom is mentioned in the testimony, is also known to have captured, near Gibraltar in 1806, the brig HMS Hannah under Lieutenant John Foote of the Royal Navy. Near Isla Cabrita Foote noticed the Spanish corsair towing an English vessel, and decided to face the enemy. The Spanish ship was faster and more powerful, and fired upon the English ship with ferocity, concluding with 8 dead and 11 wounded on the British side, and only 3 wounded Spanish. . Very Good.

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        Amtmann Dikfuß in doppelter Gestalt, oder die Abentheuer im Riesengebirge. Eine komische, höchst wunderbare, und doch natürliche Zaubergeschichte aus diesem Jahrhundert.

      Prag, im Verlage der Jos. Poltischen Buchhandlung, 1799.2 in 1 Band. Mit 2 gest. Frontispices. 159 S.; 143 S. Grüner HLdr. d. Zt. mit rotem Rückenschild und etwas Rückenverg. Sehr seltener Trivialroman eines böhmischen Autors, über den praktisch nichts in Erfahrung zu bringen ist. - Gering berieben. Vorderes Innengelenk angeplatzt. Tls. gebräunt, insgesamt recht gut erhalten. Bitte um Beachtung: Wir sind bis einschließlich 14.01.2016 im Urlaub, der Versand Ihrer Bestellung erfolgt am 15.01. - Please note: Until Jan. 14th we are on holidays, ordered items will be mailed at Jan. 15th. Bücher de

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Methodes analytiques pour la determination d'un arc du meridien. Precedees d'un memoire sur le meme sujet par A. M. Legendre.

      Paris, Impr. de Crapelet für Duprat, an VII [1799]. - 4°. Mit 2 gef. Kupfertafeln. XV, 176 SS., 8 Bll. [Tabellen], 6 SS., 1 Bl. [Verlagsanz.]. Hldr.d.Zt. mit Rvg. (bestoßen, stärker beschabt). Pogg. I, 539.- Erste Ausgabe.- Delambre [1749 - 1822] wurde 1795 in das neu errichtete Bureau des Longitudes als Mitglied aufgenommen und 1803 ständiger Sekretär des Instituts. 1807 ernannte man ihn zum Professor am Collège de France in Paris. Zusammen mit Pierre Méchain vermaß er zwischen 1792 und 1798 die Distanz zwischen Dünkirchen und Barcelona, was in vorliegendem Buch dargelegt wird. Das Ergebnis diente als Basis zur Definition des Meters.- Innendeckel mit Bibl.-Schild (ausgeschieden), Vortitel und Titel mit kl. Bibl.-Stempel. Stw. stockfleckig, einige Lagen stärker gebräunt. Naturwissenschaften [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat MEINDL & SULZMANN OG]
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        Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Performed under the Direction and Patronage of the Africa Association, in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797 with an Appendix, Containing Geographical Illustrations of Africa, by Major Rennell

      London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for the Author, 1799. First edition. 4to: contemporary full tree calf, frontis protrait + 5 plates; 2 leaves of music; 2 folding maps (one colored in outline) + folding chart.. Very Good. Rebacked with original spine laid down, worn at tips, white linen tape applied to hinges. Internally clean and fresh. First map with two short tears along folds; second torn at intersection of two folds (about 2"x2"). Maps clean and fresh as well. xxx [half-title present], [2ff], 372, xcii. Printing and the Mind of Man 253. Cox, I.394.

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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. Leather. 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. Versand D: 4,50 EUR William George

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        Marília de Dirceo. Por T.A.G.

      Lisbon, Na Officina Nunesiana , 1799. - 2 volumes bound in 1. 8°, mid-twentieth-century morocco (minor wear at corners), spine richly gilt with raised bands in five compartments, short-author-title gilt in second compartment from head, date in gilt at foot, covers with single ruled border in gilt and small vignette in gilt at each corner, marbled endleaves. Identical small typographical vignettes on title pages of volumes I and II. Title page and following leaf in volume I with soiling. Overall in good condition. 118 pp.; 108 pp., (1 blank l.). *** FIRST EDITION of part II; second edition of part I. @Very rare. The extreme rarity of this work has caused significant bibliographical confusion about editions and contents. The 1792 first edition of part I was unknown to many bibliographers (for example, Rodrigues and Innocêncio), and its existence was not revealed until 1879, in an article by Valle Cabral that appeared in the @Revista Brasileira I, 411. The two parts of the 1799 edition were not known until 1923, when their existence was announced in an article by Alberto de Oliveira in the @Revista da língua portuguêsa nº 26, 81-5. The third part, of doubtful authenticity appeared in Lisbon, 1800. Since beginning in business in 1969, we have handled 3 copies of the extremely rare first edition of part I, but we have only twice before handled (or even seen on the market) a copy of the 1799 edition. "If the 'Escola Mineira' had done nothing else, it could still be said that in Tomás António Gonzaga it had produced the most popular love poet who has written in Portuguese. Gonzaga's @Marília de Dirceu is second only to @The Lusiads of Camões in the number of editions it has had. down to the 1920's there had been a total of thirty-four" (Putnam, @Marvelous Journey, p. 87). The word "popular," when applied to the poetry of Gonzaga, should by no means be taken in any derogatory sense. Putnam continues, "There is no doubt that Tomás António Gonzaga is one of the fine love poets of the world. He is of the lineage of Petrarch; and if one had no other reason for learning Portuguese, the desire to read his poems would be sufficient motive" (p. 89).@Marília marks the transition of Portuguese and Brazilian literature from classicism to Romanticism, and in the words of Veríssimo, it "is of exceptional importance in Brazilian literature," forming "the supreme book of love, the noblest, the purest, the most deeply felt, the most beautiful which has been written in that tongue since Bernardim Ribeiro and the sonnets of Camões." Saraiva and Lopes elaborate: "com a sua variedade estrófica, o tirmo nitidamente marcado por versos curtos, rimas e estribilhos, com a grande simplificação do aparato mitológico, tornaram-no, em vésperas do Romantismo, o mais popular e reeditado dos nossos poetas de amor. . . . Em algumas destas composições projecta-se o espectáculo, familiar ao autor, do trabalho dos negros na mineração e culturas. Tudo isto se exprime através de uma arte estilística mais insinuante e segura, um artifício que ainda o não parecia, em comparação com os gostos mais ostensivamente eruditos da Arcádia" (@História da literatura portuguesa [1976], p. 697). And according to Jong, "Gonzaga must be counted among the very best lyric poets Brazil has had. After nearly two centuries, today his melancholy lyricism is not only still alive, but extremely popular and highly esteemed by literary critics. His most famous poetic work, @Marília de Dirceu, the first literary volume printed in Brazil, the most important work published by a Luso-Brazilian Arcadian, is one of the best works in all of Brazilian literature" (@Four Hundred Years of Brazilian Literature, p. 80).Born at Oporto, the son of a second-generation Brazilian father and a Portuguese mother (his maternal grandfather was English), Gonzaga (1744-1810?) came to Brazil at the age of seven with his father, who was @ouvidor geral in Pernambuco and later superintendent of gold mines in Bahia. Only at the age of 17 did Gonzaga return to Port [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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        Oeuvres. I. Idylles. II. Daphnis / Le premier navigateur / La nuit / Tableau du déluge / A la cascade / Chanson d\'un Suisse... / Ynkle et Yariko / Lettre sur la paysage, à Fueslin / Lettres de Gessner et Le Barbier, Florian / Lettre de Huber à Rousseau. III. Le mort d\'Abel. IV. Évandre et Alcimne / Eraste / La jambe de bois / Le bain / La femme / L\'homme / Dialogue / Les pigeons / Le soupçon / Avertissement de Gessner / Entretien d\'un père avec ses enfans,... / Les deux amis de Bourbonne / Notice historique sur Gessner.

      Paris, Antoine - Augustin Renouard, 1799. 4 Bde. 1 Bl., XII, 319 S.; 2 Bl., 282 S.; 3 Bl., 264 S., 2 Bl.; 2 Bl., 295 S. Mit 3 Kpf.-Portraits und 48 Kpf.-Taf.nach MOREAU le jeune gestochen von Bacquoy, Dambrun, Delvaux, Dupréel, de Ghent, Girardet, Lemire, Petit, Simonet und Trière. Porträts: Gessner von St.Aubin nach Denon, Huber von Tardieu, Diderot von St.Aubin. 20,2 x 13,5 cm. Lederbände d.Zeit (auf Rücken von Bd.1 geprägt \"Rel. P. Bozerian jeune\") mit ornamentaler Rücken- / Deckel- / Kantenvergoldung, ledernen Rückenschildern und Ganzgoldschnitt. Leemann-Van Elck 715; Brunet II, 1568; Cohen-R. 435; Lewine 210; Sander 787. Untere Ecken leicht bestossen; Tafeln und Portraits unterschiedlich stockfleckig und gebräunt. Französische Bücher, Französische Literatur, Illustrata 18.Jh., Literatur 18.Jh., Schweiz, I.v.1900

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        Plan de l ancienne fortification et de la ville de Mayence" - telle qu elle fut bâtie par les Romains sur la rive occidentale du vieux Rhin, . .

      1799 - Signierter Manuskriptplan mit großer Legende (1-31), Maßstab und kleiner Tuschzeichnung eines Reliktes des Aquädukts des Drusus (11 x 12,3 cm). Tuschezeichnung vom Adjutanten der Pioniere im Brumaire (Nebelmonat - Okt/Nov) 1799 (im 7. Jahr der Republik). 43,2 x 54,3 cm. - Dem Alter entsprechend leicht gebräunt, an den Rändern wenig stärker; lediglich minimal fleckig, einige unbedeutende Randeinrisse, einige ältere Einrisse fachmännisch restauriert, die Mittelfaltspur geglättet; der Plan besteht aus drei angeränderten Blättern (eines davon die Legende - 43,2 x 12,6 cm). - Der gewestete Plan zeigt in der Hauptsache die römische Fortifikationen und Infrastruktur im Raum Mainz (Weisenau, Gonsenheim, Kastel) mit der Brücke über den Rhein. Darüberhinaus wurde schwach die barocke Bastionslinie und der neue Verlauf des Rheins eingezeichnet. Ein besonderes Augenmerk liegt auf dem Verlauf des Aquädukts bis zum "Lac de Drusus". Der vom Adjutanten eines Pionierbatallions angefertigte und signierte Plan wurde vom Direktor für Verteidigungsanlagen (Fortifications) gegengezeichnet. Die Angaben für den Plan hat angeblich J.Fusch aus einer Histoire allemande de Mayence 1771 herausgearbeitet. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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        Beschreibung merkwürdiger Höhlen. Ein Beitrag zur physikalischen Geschichte der Erde.

      Breitkopf & Härtel Leipzig 1799 XVI, 294 Seiten, marmorierter Pappband der Zeit, 8° ( 20,5 x 12,5 cm ). Beschrieben werden insgesamt 50 Höhlen u.a.: Höhle zu Castleton in der Grafschaft Derbyshire - Eldenhöhle bei Castleton - Poolshöhle - Höhle bei Kiemels-House - Mortimers Höhle - Höhle bei Slains - Höhle bei Dunbar - Robin Leiths Höhle - Fingals Höhle auf der Insel Staffa - Baars Höhle in Süder-Island Ganghöhle in Wester-Island - Höhle in Neu-Spanien - Höhle zu Dondon auf der Insel Hispaniola - Coles Höhle zu Barbados - Höhlen bei Murom in Rußland - Höhle bei Kungur in Sibirien - Knochenhöhlen in Ägypten - Höhle der Sibylle am Averner See - Grotta di Posilippo bei Neapel - Hundshöhle bei Neapel - Schlangengrotte bei Civita Vechia - Große Höhlen zu Alcantara bei Lissabon - Höhlen bei Sassenage Die Hexenhöhle bei Ganges in den Sevennen - Die Pilatushöhle in den Schweizer Alpen - Bruderbalm i der Schweiz - Glarner Höhle - Höhlen des Westerwaldes - Das Drachenloh im Hessen-Darmstädtischen - Höhle bei Bredewinde in der Oberpfalz - Höhle bei Ribar - Eishöhle bei Scelicze an dem Carpathischen Gebirge - Lungerhöhle daselbst - Das Hörselloch bei Eisenach - Das Zieselloch im Koburgischen. ( Ohne die auf dem Titelblatt vermerkten 10 Kupfertafeln, die offenbar in einem separaten Bande erschienen sind ). Der Einband berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, innen einige Besitzvermerke und Bibliotheksstempel \" Königl. Thier.Arzn.Schule \", Seiten teils etwas stock- oder braunfleckig. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 300 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Höhle, Höhlen, Höhlensystem, Höhlenforscher

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        Travels in the interior districts of Africa: Performed under the direction and patronage of the African Association, in the years 1795, 1796 and 1797. With an appendix, containing geographical illustrations of Africa.

      London, Selbstverlag, 1799. Erste Ausg. XXVIII (Vorwort, Inhalt, Subskribenten), 372, XCII S. (Appendix), 1 Bl. Mit gest. Portr., 3 (2 mehrf. gefalt.) gest. Karten, 5 (2 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln u. 2 Bl. gest. Noten. 4°, HLederband des 19. Jahrhunderts mit goldgepr. RTitel und RFileten, Schnitt marmoriert. Lowndes VII, 1775. DNB XV, 218f. - Privatdruck für den Autor, sehr selten. Mungo Park ist neben James Bruce der bedeutendste englische Afrikaforscher. Auf dieser Reise erforschte er den Lauf des Niger, er setzte sie 1805 fort und drang bis über Timbuktu hinaus vor. - Durchgeh. gebräunt, tls. wasserrandig u. stockfl. Tit. mit unterl. Eckabriss. Die 2 mehrf. gefalt. Karten mit unterl. Falzeinrissen (Karte v. Nordafrika mit rep. Randausrissen). Die S. 367-372 u. I-XIX (Appendix) mit unterl. Randläs. (ohne Textverlust). 1 Bl. \"Postscript\" u. 2 Bl. Musiknoten am Ende eingebunden. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Afrika Forschungsreisen

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending An Account of His Studies And Numerous Works, in chronlogical order; a series of his epistolary correspondence and conversations with many eminent persons; and various pieces of his composition, never before published: the whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great-Britian, for near half a century, during which he flourished. In four volumes.

      London, Dilly, 1799. 4 Bde. XXXI + 1 + 452, 490, 475, 514 S. Priv. HLd. der Zeit. 3. revised and augmented Edition. In engl. Sprache. Es fehlt das Frontispiz (Porträt). Die beiden gefalteten Faksimiles sind vorhanden (Bd. 3 und 4). Pottle 82: 1. Malone Edition. - Besitzsign. a. V., Ebd. m. Gbrsp., R. von Bd. 4 angebrochen, Seiten leicht gebräunt, etw. stockfleckig. - Signature of former owner on endpapers, cover with signs of use, pages slightly browned, some foxing. - Die maßgebliche englische Ausgabe! - S. Johnson (1709 -1784) wohl Englands größter Literat: Dichter, Essaist, Biograph sowie Kritiker. Ab 1737 lebte er in London und schlug sich mehr schlecht als recht durch für \"The Gentleman`s Magazine\". Zwischen 1747 und 1755 schrieb er an seinem wohl bekanntesten Werk \"A Dictionary of the English Language\". Ab 1762 erhielt er ein jährliche Pension des engl. Regierung, sodaß sich seine Geldsorgen etwas hoben. Johnson`s Ruhm ist zum Teil auf den Erfolg von Boswells Biographie zurückzuführen. Man muß jedoch wissen, daß Boswell Johnson erst getroffen hat, nachdem sich J. etabliert hatte. Deshalb ist Johnson in Boswells Buch eher als ruppige aber liebenswerte Person der oberen Kreise beschrieben, denn als der arme um alles kämpfende Schriftsteller, den er den größten Teil seines Lebens war. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Alte Literatur; Engl. Literatur

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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 Journals Of The Officers And The Missionaries.With A Preliminary Discourse On The Geography An

      London: Printed By S.Gosnell, For T.Chapman, 1799., 1799. 4to. pp. 6 p.l., c, 420, [12]list of subscribers. 7 engraved maps (5 folding) & 6 engraved plates. modern quarter sheep (spine rubbed, 44 mm. strip from lower blank margin of title replaced, foxing to plates & adjacent leaves, repairs to a few maps- no loss). First Edition of the first missionary voyage to the South Pacific. Most of the missionaries were settled on Tahiti, with several others landed at Tonga and the Marquesas. Troubles with the natives arose, and most of the missionaries were forced to seek refuge in Sydney, Australia, while three on Tonga were killed. The mission on Tahiti was re-established in 1815. In addition to Tahiti, Tonga, and the Marquesas, the work contains valuable accounts of the Fiji Islands, Tongatapu, the Gambier Islands, and the discovery of a new group of islands, named the 'Duff Group', among the Santa Cruz Islands. On the outward voyage, the expedition visited Rio de Janeiro, an engraved view of which is included among the plates. The work is also of Australian interest because of a passage mentioning escaped Botany Bay convicts, and the fact that some of the missionaries who fled to Australia eventually settled there and founded families important in Australian history. Another later edition on laid paper with different pagination (4 p.l., c, 395, [1]blank, [12]). was published the same year. Cox II p. 307. Ferguson 301. Hill p. 184. JCB II 4063 (incomplete pagination. Kroepelien 528. O'Reilly 97 (incorrect pag.). cfSabin 49480 (different pag.).. 1st Edition.

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        Postkarte von Scotland und Ireland. - Repraesentatio Cursuum Veredariorum Per Scotiam Et Hiberniam. - N°. 30. - Zu finden im von Reilly'schen Landkarten und Kunstwerke Verschleiss Komtoir in Wien. - Gestochen von Johann Stenger.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Stenger aus Allgemeiner Postatlas . b. Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly in Wien, 1799, 35,5 x 49,5 Law, The Printed Maps of Ireland 1612-1850, S. 170, Nr. 177; Dörflinger-Hühnel, Rei F. - Zeigt zwei Karten auf einem Blatt von Schottland und Irland. - Im Kartenhimmel Titel. - Die Karte mit zusätzlicher Titelkopfleiste. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Allgemeine Postkarte von Gross Britannien und Ireland zur Übersicht. - Prospectus Cursuum Veredariorum, Qui In Magna Britannia Et Hybernia Reperiuntur. - N°. 27. - Zu finden im von Reilly'schen Landkarten und Kunstwerke Verschleiss Komtoir in Wien. - Gestochen von Johann Stenger.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Stenger aus Allgemeiner Postatlas . b. Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly in Wien, 1799, 35,5 x 46 Dörflinger-Hühnel, Rei F. - Zeigt Großbritannien mit Südengland, Nordengland, Südschottland, Mittelschottland, Nordschottland, Wales, Irland sowie die Seeverbindungen von Texel, Sluis, Ostende und Calais nach England. - Oben links Titelkartusche. - Die Karte mit zusätzlicher Titelkopfleiste. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Postkarte von dem Westphaelischen und Burgundischen Kreise. - Delineatio Viarum Cursus Publici Per Circulum Westphalicum Et Burgundicum. - N°.6. - Zu finden im von Reilly'schen Landkarten und Kunstwerke Verschleiss Komtoir in Wien. - Gestochen von Ignaz Kühn.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Ignaz Kühn aus Allgemeiner Postatlas . b. Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly in Wien, 1799, 40,5 x 49,5 Dörflinger/Hühnel Rei F 6. - Postkarte des Gebietes zwischen Hamburg, Niederlande / Belgien, Luxemburg und Frankfurt mit dem Niederrheinisch-Westfälischen Reichskreis und den Burgundischen Reichskreis. - Im Jahr 1548 wurden das Hochstift Utrecht und das Herzogtum Geldern durch den Burgundischen Vertrag an den Burgundischen Reichskreis abgegeben. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche. - Die Karte mit zusätzlicher Titelkopfleiste. - Unten links Erklärungen. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Postkarte von Finnland und Nordland. - Tabula, Qua Cursus Veredarii Per Finnoniam Et Norrlandiam Repraesentantir. - N°. 35. - Zu finden im von Reilly'schen Landkarten und Kunstwerke Verschleiss Komtoir in Wien. - Gestochen von K. Ponheimer.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Kilian Ponheimer aus Allgemeiner Postatlas . b. Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly in Wien, 1799, 39,5 x 49,5 Dörflinger-Hühnel, Rei F. - Zeigt die Finnland und die Ostküste von Schweden. - Oben links Titelkartusche; oben rechts Erklärungen. - Die Karte mit zusätzlicher Titelkopfleiste. - Im Bottnischem Meerbusen eine Insetkarte von Härjedalen. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Mein Schreibetisch An Herrn G R P in D : Band 1 (von 2)

      Leipzig, bey Heinr. Gräff, 1799. - (1. Aufl.), Band 1 von 2. 8° (15.5x10), 1 Bl., 384 S., 2 Bl., mit gestochenem Frontispiz (C. Schule del.) und gestochenem TitelPorträt, etwas späterer marmor Pbd mit goldgepräg RSchild, Ecken minimalst bestossen, Nummer auf Vorsatz, Adels-Exlibris-Stempel verso Titelblatt (v.Böhl auf Cramon), schönes gepflegtes Exemplar, [= Sammlung der besten deutschen prosaischen Schriftsteller und Dichter; 57], In vorliegendem Spätwerk profilierte sich Marie Sophie von La Roche, geborene Gutermann (1731-1807) weniger als Schriftstellerin, denn als selbstbewusste Frau. Im Jahre 1799, als Napoleon die Macht in Frankreich an sich riss, eilte die nun fast 70jährige ein letztes Mal ihren Zeitgenossen voraus. Schon der Titel war ein Affront gegen die Konventionen, in einer Zeit, in der einer Frau eher 'Mein Nähr- opder Küchentisch' zugekommen wäre. Frappierender noch das Porträt mit Federkiel am Schreibtisch vor einem raumerfüllenden Bücherwand als Indiz ihrer großen Belesenheit. Mit ihrer Pose - schreibend und denkend, dokumentierte die Schriftstellerin ihren Anspruch als geistige Autorität. Dieses Altersbild als erhabene Schriftstellerin ist mit großer Gewissheit das erste seiner Art und war nur zum revolutionären Jahrhundertwechsel möglich. in der folgenden Restaurationszeit wäre dies undenkbar gewesen.- 'Mein Schreibetisch' ist signifikant, denn dort benennet Sophie in collagenartigen Texten, ähnlich einer Enzyklopädie, ihr breites Lese- und Bildungsrepertoire, anderen Frauen als Anregung empfohlen, darunter Werke von Marc Aurel, Plato, Hume und Kant, also keine verniedlichende 'Frauenzimmerlektüre'. (Jeannine Meighörner) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [England], 1799. Old fold lines, else near fine. Letter sent in reply by Trumbull to a Mr. Green, regarding a notice he had received, presumably in relation to payment of taxes of some kind. The letter reads: "Sir, I take the liberty of returning to you the enclosed Notice, unaccompanied with any of the statements which it requires. For the following reasons - I am an American; and during two years and a half, I have resided in this Country, in the public Character of one of the Commissioners for carrying into execution the 7th Article of the Treaty of Amity Commerce and Navigation, subsisting between his Britannic Majesty and the United States of America. I have always considered that Character as giving to me, that immunity from taxes & from military services, which is enjoyed by Foreign Ministers; in this persuasion I have not, during that time, paid taxes or performed any military service, and I do now conceive myself to be equally free from this, and from any future, Demand, of this nature, as I have been from the Past. I am sir, your most obedient humble servant, Jno. Trumbull." As Trumbull states in the letter, during this time he is in England working for the Jay Treaty Commission, which was organized to settle commercial and frontier questions between the Americans and the British. Trumbull's autobiography skips over the years from 1799 to 1804, and none of the other sources give hints as to what the issue regarding this notice may have been. It is obvious, however, that Trumbull felt the contents of the notice most certainly did not apply to him, given his diplomatic immunity status. A very nice autograph letter in Trumbull's neat and legible hand. Hailed as the official painter of the Revolution, Trumbull studied painting and art in England and France. The youngest son of the governor of Connecticut, the elder John Trumbull very much wanted his son to go into law. Trumbull did study the law, but gladly joined the fight against the British when the Revolution broke out. He eventually served as Washington's second aide-de-camp, having been brought to the General's attention through some very accurate drawings he had made of British gun emplacements. He rose to the rank of colonel as a deputy adjutant-general, but resigned the commission he finally received because it was dated three months late, a slight his honor could not tolerate. He refused to return to the law, finding it quite distasteful, and chose instead to pursue his true passion, art, against his family's wishes. Though he was never particularly wealthy in this pursuit, he did achieve a certain amount of success in his own lifetime. Among his most famous works are those commissioned in 1817 by Congress to adorn the Capitol building: "The Surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga," "The Surrender of General Cornwallis at Yorktown," "The Declaration of Independence," and "The Resignation of General Washington.

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        Herrmann und Dorothea. Zweite verbesserte Auflage.

      o.O. [Stuttgart], [Steinkopf] 1799..

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        The four gospels, translated from the Greek.

      Philadelphia: Pr. by A. Bartram 4to. viii, xvi, 488 pp.; 196, [8] pp.. 1799 George Campbell (1719?-96) was a minister of the Church of Scotland, theologian, and principal of Marischal College. He wrote a number of theological works, including a defense of miracles in response to David Hume, and was noted for originality of argument as well as charity towards his opponents. This translation of the Gospels was first published in England in 1789; the work consists of a preface and preliminary dissertations, the actual translation, and the notes, with the whole being very scholarly, resorting frequently to the Greek in the dissertations and notes. Campbell's translation of the Gospels were first printed in the U.S. in 1796 and was the first privately accomplished translation of the Gospels printed in America. This is only the second edition printed in America. Publisher's brown leather, rebacked, board edges refurbished, original spine-label reused. Old library pressure-stamps and a bit of pencilling, stamped numberwith a (properly deaccessioned). Occasional light foxing and with some marginal waterstains. Overall, a rather nice copy.

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        Reisen in den Jahren 1795, 1796 und 1797 durch alle an den Seen belegenen Staaten der Nordamerikanischen Republik; imgleichen durch Ober-Canada und das Land der Irokesen. Nebst zuverlässigen Nachrichten von Unter-Canada. Band 1 und 2. (=Neuere Geschichte der See-und Land-Reisen, Neunter und Zehnter Band)

      Hamburg, Hoffmann 1799 . Band 1. Orig.-Halbledereinband mit marm.Einband u. Ganzrotschnitt, gutes Exemplar. Band 2. Neue fachmännsche Halbleinenbindung mit neuen Vor- und Nachsätzen. 629, 588 S.1.Aufl. Stempel der \"Großherzoglichen Bibliothek Neustrelitz\" in Band 1.

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        Amtmann Dikfuß in doppelter Gestalt, oder die Abentheuer im Riesengebirge. Eine komische, höchst wunderbare, und doch natürliche Zaubergeschichte aus diesem Jahrhundert.

      Prag, im Verlage der Jos. Poltischen Buchhandlung, 1799.. 2 in 1 Band. Mit 2 gest. Frontispices. 159 S.; 143 S. Grüner HLdr. d. Zt. mit rotem Rückenschild und etwas Rückenverg. Sehr seltener Trivialroman eins böhmischen Autors, über den praktisch nichts in Erfahrung zu bringen ist. - Gering berieben. Vorderes Innengelenk angeplatzt. Tls. gebräunt, insgesamt recht gut erhalten-

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        The History of the Progress and Termination of the Roman Republic. A New Edition in Five Volumes,revised and corrected,with Maps. Volume

      Printed for Bell & Bradfute Edinburgh. 1799 - These original 5 volumes are in good to very good condition.The contents are vg although there are some light water stain marks.The full leather boards are good at best being well used,but almost intact.More details on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de Mathematiques. Hier in 4 Bänden komplett ! Histoire de Mathematiques. Dans laquelle on rend compte de leurs progres depuis leur origine jusqu\'a nos jours; ou l\'on expose le tableau et le developpement des principales decouvertes, dans toutes les parties des Mathematiques, les contestations qui se sont elevees entre les Mathematiciens, et les principaux traits de la vie des plus celebres. Nouvelle edition, considerabliment augmentee, et prolongee jusque vers l\'epoque actuelle.

      Paris, Henri Agasse, 1799. 4°, Band 1.: VII, 739 Seiten mit einem Titelportait und 12 faltbaren Kupfertafeln im Anhang. Einband best. und Rücken mit kleiner Fehlstelle. / Band 2.: 717 Seiten mit 14 faltbaren Kupfertafeln im Anhang. Hinterer Buchdeckel lose und Rücken liegt lose bei. / Band 3.: VIII, 832 Seiten und 17 faltbaren Kupfertafeln im Anhang. Einband ber. und best. / Band 4.: 688 Seiten mit einem Titelportrait und 2 faltbaren Kupfertafeln im Anhang. Einband best. und Rücken faßt lose sonst guter Zustand - Betitelte OHalbledereinbände. 1799 - 1802 ! Die Bände könnten einheitlich neu eingebunden werden, sie sind Innen in sehr schönen Zustand ! Histoire de Mathematiques. Dans laquelle on rend compte de leurs progres depuis leur origine jusqu\'a nos jours; ou l\'on expose le tableau et le developpement des principales decouvertes, dans toutes les parties des Mathematiques, les contestations qui se sont elevees entre les Mathematiciens, et les principaux traits de la vie des plus celebres. Nouvelle edition, considerabliment augmentee, et prolongee jusque vers l\'epoque actuelle. b77923 Versand D: 6,00 EUR Naturwissenschaften, Mathematik, Geschichte

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        A block of wood from George Washington's coffin, obtained by stone mason John Struthers who designed and cut the late President's marble sarcophagus at Mount Vernon in 1837.

      [Mount Vernon], [1799]. 1" x .75" x .25". "A small block of wood, 1"" x .75"" x .25"" bearing a tiny slip of paper affixed to one side bearing an ink inscription, ""Piece of the coffin of Washington from John Struthers."" Typical light wear consistent with the piece's age. John Struthers (1786-1851) was a noted stonecutter, builder and architect born in Scotland who migrated to Philadelphia in 1816 where he began a close association with master carpenter William Strickland (1788-1854). The pair worked on several high-profile projects including the Second Bank of the United States (1824), the Philadelphia Exchange (1834), as well as the steeple on Independence Hall (1828), among other projects. In 1836, he offered to supply, at his own expense, a new sarcophagus for George Washington's remains, a task he completed the next year. The present piece would have been obtained with Struthers assisting in the transfer of Washington's remains to the marble sarcophagus where he presently lies. From the collection of Dr. Weldon E. Petz, a well-known and avid collector from Michigan. Offered with a letter of provenance. "

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        The Architect and Builder's Miscellany, or Pocket Library: containing original picturesque designs in architecture, for cottages, farm, country, and town houses, public buildings, temples, green houses, bridges, lodges and gates for the entrances to parks and pleasure grounds, stables, monumental tombs, garden seats, &c

      London: Printed for J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, 1799. Full Calf. Very Good. 8vo. 19 by 11.5 cm. 52 of the sixty plates have hand-coloring of building facades and other architectural features, with usually the lower half of the plate devoted to floor plans. The eight other plates are entirely floor plans of prior plates which are entirely given over to hand-colored renderings of buildings. The structures are varied, with the classical style of the day the most pronounced, but with whimsical touches of the incipient Romantic period surfacing in such things as the pleasure pavilions. A most beautiful, exquisite collection of plates and architectural drawings. Clean and tight within. The calf binding is scuffed, and starting along the joints.

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        Neujahrsblatt der Gesellschaft ab dem Musiksaal, Nr. 1/1790 - Nr. 23/1812 (Nr. 1: «Gesänge zur Beförderung Vaterländischer Tugend. Neujahrsgeschenk ab dem Musiksaal an die Zürcherische Jugend. Auf das Jahr 1790»; ab Nr. 10/1799: «[?] der Zürcherischen Jugend gewiedmet von der Gesellschaft auf dem Musiksaal am Ersten Neujahrstage» oder «Geschenk für die Zürcherische Jugend» etc.). (23 Hefte).

      Zürich, Ab Nr. 10/1799: Gedruckt bei David Bürkli, - Gr.8° (Nr. 11: 8°), S. 1 - 184, Noten, jeweils mit einer gestochenen Taf. (meist nach Johann Martin Usteri) auf dem ersten Blatt, Lose, tlw. geleimte gefalzte Bögen bzw. Doppelbl., Selten stockfl. oder staubrandig, tlw. etw. randrissig u. -knittrig; allg. gutes Ex. Rohr, S. 86. Nr. 1: Kinderpflicht; 2: Der Patriot; 3: Das häusliche Glück; 4: Die bürgerliche Eintracht; 5: Die Freundschaft; 6: Tugend und Religion; 7: Die Christus-Religion, oder: Der beste Christ, der beste Bürger; 8: Gerechtigkeit und Friede; 9: Die Barmherzigkeit; 10: Freyheit und Gleichheit; 11: Zürich am Ende des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts oder die Hoffnung am Neujahrstag 1800; 12: Zürich am Anfang des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts; 13: Johann Caspar Lavater; 14: Das gerettete Zürich; 15: Das gerettete Vaterland an seine Kinder; 16: Das Schiff, eine Parabel; 17: Der Kindersinn; 18: Zwinglis Jugendjahre; 19: Zwinglis Mannheit; 20: Zwinglis Tod; 21: Luther; 22: Luther, als Beförderer der Jugend-Bildung; 23: Luthers Sterbebette. 1100 gr. Schlagworte: Helvetica - ZürichMusik - allgemeinZeitschriftenHelvetica - Allgemein

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

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

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Bd. 9-10: Fische.

      Augsburg, Engelbrechtische Kunsthandlung, 1799/1800 Kl.8°, Titelkupfer, XLVIII, 352 S., XLIV handkolorierte Kupferstich-Taf.; Titelkupfer, 416 S., LII handkolorierte Kupferstich-Taf. (insgesamt 96 Kupfer, compl., HLdr. der Zeit m. Rückenschild, mit Lesebändchen., Rücken a. Fuss des 1. Bandes m. kleiner Fehlstelle, minimal fleckig. Insgesamt sehr schönes Exemplar. Erste Auflage - Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm (1758-1811) war der Sohn des Augsburger Kupferstechers und Kunstverlegers Christian Wilhelm. Inhabers der Martin Engelbrechtschen Kunsthandlung. Er besuchte von 1767 bis 1777 das Gymnasium bei St. Anna. studierte von 1777 bis 1781 in Leipzig Theologie. Philosophie und Philologie bei den Professoren Ernst Platner. Samuel Friedrich Nathanael Morus and Johann August Ernesti. Seit 1781 war er im Dienst der protestantischen Kirche in Augsburg. 1782/83 vertretungsweise auch Lehrer am Gymnasium bei St. Anna. Von 1786 bis 1796 war er Diakon der Barfüßer-Pfarrei. von 1796 bis 1806 Diakon bei St. Jakob und von 1806 bis 1811 Pfarrer der Barfüßer-Pfarrei. Wilhelm war Mitglied mehrerer naturforschender Vereinigungen: \"Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin\". \"Naturforschende Gesellschaft zu Halle\". \"Vaterländische Gesellschaft der Ärzte und Naturforscher Schwabens\" und \"Regensburgische Botanische Gesellschaft\". Er war ein beliebter Prediger und Verfasser von Artikeln für Kalender. Almanache und Zeitschriften (überwiegend anonym). Seit 1792 Veröffentlichung der Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte im väterlichen Verlag in wöchentlichen Lieferungen. mit Illustrationen von namhaften Augsburger Kupferstechern. Gesamtumfang des Werkes: 25 Bände (mit insgesamt 1469 Abbildungen). 19 Bände von Wilhelm selbst. Ab 1808 Nachdruck bei Pichler in Wien. Ab 1798 französische Übersetzung der \"Insecten\" bei Haag in Basel (3 Bde.) Versand D: 20,00 EUR Alte Drucke - nach 1550 Biologie - Fischkunde

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        L'Asie Divisée Dan Ses Principaux États, Empires, Et Royaumes dresée et augmentée des plus exactes nouvelles decouvertes qui ont fait en plusieurs fois les plus celebres Capitaines Cook, Et Meares - Á Venise Chèz la Socitè Chalcografique 1799.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Robert de Vaugondy b. Società Calcografia in Venedig, dat. 1803, 48 x 54,5 Bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar! - Diese sehr seltene Karte gehört zu einem nie beendetem Projekt der "Società Calcografia", ein Zusammenschluß der beiden venezianischen Verleger des 18. Jahrhundert Antonio Zatta und Giuseppe Antonio Remondini. - Das Projekt ist nie beendet worden und die Karten in keiner uns bekannten Bibliographie aufgeführt. - Die Karte zeigt Asien zwischen Arabien und Bering See sowie Einzeichnungen der Routen der Schiffe "Felice" und der "Iphigneia (Efigenie)" nach Nordamerika im Jahre 1788 und nach China im Jahre 1788/89. - Unten links altkolorierte Titelkartusche. - Extrem seltener Einblattdruck! This very rare map belongs to a never finished project for the atlas of the so called Società Calcografia, a simple commercial trade realized by the two main Venetian publishers of the XVIII century, Antonio Zatta and Giuseppe Antonio Remondini. - The term Società Calcografica has been deduced from the map of the world, which is part of the collection and bears in the lower cartouche the French writing "à Venise Chez la Societè Chalcographique". As already stated, the project was never finished for no atlas containing these maps has never been listed in any bibliography. Very likely, then, the maps have been sold individually, or maybe as part of smaller, custom collections. The maps of the collection derive from Paolo and Francesco Santini’s plates, used by Remondini in his 1782/4 "Atlas Universelle" and from the plates of Antonio Zatta’s "Nuovo Atlante" published in 1796. - Santini’s maps have been beautifully enriched, using the system of small, masked plates which can be perceived through the platemarks on the paper, with great cartouches according to the classical style of Zatta and have been probably engraved by the members of his staff, Pasquali, Zuliani and Pitteri. - The cartouches bear very often historical descriptions and maybe the maps have been realized to depict the great geographic changes of the peninsula during the Napoleonic period. - In our opinion, the two publishers worked together to the realization of the project until Antonio Zatta died (1804), and the complete atlas was never finished because Giuseppe Antonio Remondini also died in 1811. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Geschichte der teutschen Landwirthschaft von den älteren Zeiten bis zu Ende des fünfzehnten Jarhunderts.

      Görlitz Anton -1802 1799 - 3 Bde. 4 Bll., 486 S., 5 Bll. Register und 4 gefaltete Kupfer-Tafeln; 3 Bll., 376 S.; 4 Bll., 563 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit goldener Rückenbeschriftung. (Mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren). Seiten papierbedingt braunfleckig. ERSTAUSGABE: Karl Gottlob Anton, ab 1802 von Anton (* 23. Juli 1751 in Lauban; † 17. November 1818 in Görlitz) war ein deutscher Jurist, Politiker, Historiker sowie Mitbegründer und Präsident der Oberlausitzischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften. Sehr schöne Exemplare. Deutsch; 1,200 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      [Madrid, 1799. Minor fold lines and edge wear. Overall quite clean. Very good. A note on the bookplate indicates this map was presented to the Maryland Historical Society by its founder, Brantz Mayer, noted attorney and antiquarian. An attractive chart, diagonally across the center of which is the large channel between Cuba and the southwestern reaches of the island group. Two large inserts show certain particularly hazardous islets and shoals in greater detail. The map was commissioned by the King's secretary of state, Don Juan de Langara, most famous for his role in the mapping the Gulf Coast in the same year. Rare. Not in Phillips MAPS, Rumsey, nor on OCLC.

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      London ;-T. Cadell and W. Davies in the Strand. / 1812/ 1813/ 1815/ 1818 1799 - A SUMPTUOUS SET Comprising ;- STRICTURES ON THE MODERN SYSTEM OF FEMALE EDUCATION. 2 vols. Sixth Edition. 1799 / PRACTICAL PIETY ; OR, THE INFLUENCE OF THE RELIGION OF THE HEART ON THE CONDUCT OF THE LIFE. 2 vols.Seventh Edition. 1812 / CHRISTIAN MORALS : in 2 vols. Fourth Edition. 1813 / AN ESSAY ON THE CHARACTER AND PRACTICAL WRITINGS OF SAINT PAUL : in 2 vols. Third Edition. 1815 / THOUGHTS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MANNERS OF THE GREAT TO GENERAL SOCIETY - AN ESTIMATE OF THE RELIGION OF THE FASHIONABLE WORLD - REMARKS ON THE SPEECH OF M. DUPONT - AND TRACTS Written During The Riots in 1817. New Edition. 1818. 9 Volumes. 8vo. Uniformly bound in full contemporary tooled Calf. Marbled endpapers & foredges. QUITE SUPERB ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De l`Esprit des Loix, ou du Rapport que les Loix doivent avoir avec la Constitution de chaque Gouvernement (...). Nouvelle edition. [Text Französisch]. 3 Bände (so komplett). Mit einer gefalteten Weltkarte in Kupferstich in Band 1.

      Genf: Chez Barrillot & Fils 1750. XXVIII, Karte, 447 Seiten; XXIII, 427 S.; XXII, 609 S. Halbleder der Zeit mit großen Lederecken, dezenter Rückenvergoldung und dreiseitigem Rotschnitt, Klein-Oktav, ca. 16 x 10,5 cm. (etwas berieben und bestoßen, kleine Fehlstellen im Lederbezug, innen papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, Vorsätze etwas stärker gebräunt, kaum braunfleckig, im Ganzen recht gut erhalten) Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755) hat in seinem Hauptwerk \"Vom Geist der Gesetze\" die Idee der politischen Gewaltenteilung (Legislative - Judikative - Exekutive) in die Welt gebracht. Die geschichtsphilosophische und staatstheoretische Schrift fand sofort weite Beachtung und wurde 1751 von der katholischen Kirche auf den Index der verbotenen Bücher gesetzt. Die vorliegende zweite Ausgabe wurde von Montesquieu korrigiert, um ein Inhaltsverzeichnis und die Weltkarte erweitert und erschien nur zwei Jahre nach der ersten Ausgabe. - Tchemerzine VIII 460. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [Beautiful, Rare and Special;Schönes;Seltenes;Literatur;Frankreich;Frankreich 18. Jahrhundert;Frankreich Aufklärung;Philosophie;Politische;Aufklärung;Fremdsprachen;Französisch]

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      [Various places, 1799. Fine. A fine collection of seven contemporary engravings of John Adams, executed from the 1770s to the 1790s. A least one appears to be a proof sheet, and it bears no indication of publisher or engraver. The images capture Adams from the period of the Revolution through his presidency. They are as follows: 1) JOHN ADAMS. [London]: Published by Cadell & Davies, Sept. 14, 1799. 6 x 4 1/4 inches. A stipple engraving by Harding after an original illustration by Taylor. 2) [JOHN ADAMS]. [Np. nd]. 8 3/4 x 6 inches. Adams is depicted in an oval frame, with no artist or engraver noted. 3) JOHN ADAMS. GEZANT DER NOORD-AMERICASCHE STAATEN, IN DE VEREENIGDE NEDERLANDEN. [Np, The Hague? nd, ca. 1782]. 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. An image almost identical to the one immediately above, but with Adams in a rectangular frame, and captioned in Dutch. An olive branch in the lower right corner perhaps symbolizes the treaty Adams negotiated with the Dutch in 1782. 4) HIS EXCELLENCY JOHN ADAMS. [London]: Published by J. Fielding, Sept. 1, 1783. 6 1/2 x 4 inches. The engraving was executed after "an original portrait in the possession of Edmund Jennings, Esq." 5) JOHN ADAMS, L.L.D. VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. [Np. nd, ca. 1790]. 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. Engraved by Hall, after a painting by John Singleton Copley. 6) JOHN ADAMS, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. [Np. nd, ca. 1797]. 5 3/4 x 4 inches. The only identifying mark is "Houston, Sculpt." below the oval image of Adams. 7) JOHN ADAMS. [Np. nd, ca. 1798]. 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches. Depicts Adams about the time of his presidency.

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        Postkarte von Spanien und Portugal. - Delineatio Cursuum Publicorum Regni Hispaniae Et Portugalliae. - N°. 26. - Zu finden im von Reilly'schen Landkarten und Kunstwerke Verschleiss Komtoir in Wien. - Gestochen von Joh. Wenzel Engelmann. ':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Wenzel Engelmann aus Allgemeiner Postatlas . b. Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly in Wien, 1799, 40 x 47 Dörflinger-Hühnel, Rei F. - Zeigt Spanien und Portugal sowie die Balearen. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche. - Die Karte mit zusätzlicher Titelkopfleiste. - Unten links Erklärungen. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        No. 1. Prosessive Lessons sketched from nature by Laporte.

      London John P Thompson 1799 - Original blue paperjacket with external paper label, jacket worn. Four sheets (57 x 42 cm) with soft-ground etching (Weichgrundätzung) on "J. Whatman 1794" paper; each sheet with a clear border of plate. The thread-stitching was opened to prevent the sheets from further damage. Few foxing, signs of folding and border of waterdamage on the sheets. Please ask for detailes pictures. The drawings are subheaded as follows: 1. Elm in the second & third distance. Alh (Ash?) in the second & third distance, 2. Sand Bank in the second & third distance. Lime stone in the second & third distance, 3. Oak in the second & third distance. Beech in the second & third distance, 4. Cottages in the second & third distance. Barns in the second & third distance. All four sheets have the following subtitel : "London Published May. 25. 1799. by John P. Thompson. Gt. Newport Street. And No. 51. Dean Street. Soho.". Laporte was born 1761 in London, to a French family of Huguenot origins, and studied art under John James Barralet. He became a drawing-master at the Addiscombe Military Seminary, Surrey. He was also a successful private teacher, and Dr. Thomas Monro (patron of J M W Turner), was one of his pupils. From 1785 he contributed landscapes to the Royal Academy and British Institution exhibitions in London, and was an original member of the short-lived society 'The Associated Artists in Watercolours,' from which he retired in 1811. He published: 'Characters of Trees, (1798-1801), 'Progressive Lessons sketched from Nature (1799 - 1805), and 'The Progress of a Water-colour Drawing', and, in conjunction with W F Wells, executed a set of seventy-two etchings, entitled 'A Collection of Prints illustrative of English Scenery, from the Drawings and Sketches of Thomas Gainsborough' (1819). He also painted in oils. Laporte died in London on 8 July 1839, aged 78. Soft-ground etching uses a special soft ground. The artist places a piece of paper over the ground and draws on it. The print resembles a drawing. The process of etching as applied to printmaking is believed to have been invented by Daniel Hopfer (1470-1536) of Augsburg. Lithography shows on the first view an similar effect as soft-ground etching; but the technology of lithography shows no marks of plate border on an sheet of paper. It was introduced in England in 1801 by Senefelder himself. (Philobiblon 1967, 193) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        French originals of all the documents, translations of which accompanied the message of the President of the United States, of the 18th January, 1799, relative to the affairs of the United States with the French republic.

      Philadelphia: Charles Cist 8vo. [1] f., 58 pp.. 1799 Yes, except for the title, this U.S. government publication printed in Philadelphia is entirely in French — and concerns the XYZ Affair and other aspects of the Pinckney­Marshall­Geary mission. Evans 36517. Recent cloth. Released from the New Hampshire Historical Society with its bookplate and one small, inoffensive rubber-stamped number in the upper margin of page 1. No other markings. Stray stains (last third). A crisp copy.

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        ARTHUR MERVYN; OR, MEMOIRS OF THE YEAR 1793. By the Author of Wieland; and Ormond, or the Secret Witness ...

      Philadelphia: Printed and Published by H. Maxwell, No. 3, Laetitia Court and Sold by Messrs. T. Dobson, R. Campbell, H. and P. Rice, A. Dickins, and the Principal Booksellers in the Neighbouring States,. 1799. contemporary full leather, red leather title piece affixed to spine panel.. Signature of early owner Joseph Ewing on the title page and free. endpapers. Small chip from lower right margin of leaf B1, several. leaves with small nicks and short tears in lower and fore-edge. margins, several leaves dog-eared, text block with some staining and. scattered foxing throughout, endpapers stain, inner front hinge. reinforced with paper tape. Not a distinguished copy, but a book now. uncommon in the trade. (#153245). First edition. The first part of the second of Brown's four Gothic novels, a non- supernatural study of villainy which contains a remarkably vivid description of the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia. Part two of ARTHUR MERVYN (not present here) was published separately in 1800. "Brown's place in literary history is not altogether due to the fact that he was the first American who tried to live by his pen or even that he was the first American novelist who won an international hearing. He continues to be occasionally read for his intrinsic merits -- for the somber intensity which, given a chance with any but superficial readers, outweighs his shambling structure and his verbose, stilted language. Like Poe and Hawthorne, whom he in several respects anticipates, Brown had a personal acquaintance with the dark moods which he enlarged and projected in his novels. He had an eager intellectual curiosity which gives his work, even at its most naïve, a certain air of range and significance." - DAB. BAL 1498. Wright (I) 418. Petter, The Early American Novel, pp. 334- 40; 408-10.

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      [London, 1799. Large folio. First volume in black morocco, elaborately tooled in gilt; second volume in dark green calf, also elaborately gilt. Hinges cracked, head and foot of spine worn; extremities rubbed, boards lightly scuffed. Internally fine, with very minor scattered foxing. Contemporary armorial bookplate of the Marquess of Rockingham on front pastedown. In matching blue half morocco clamshell cases, spines gilt. An exhaustive manuscript set of protests lodged by Members of the House of Lords over the period from 1641 to 1799, copied by the clerks in the Parliament Office and bound for Charles Watson-Wentworth, Second Marquess of Rockingham, with his bookplate. Peers had the right to protest decisions reached by Parliament into the journal or formal record of the House's proceedings, simply by signing their names against the record of the decision. Members could also add a protest consisting of a reason or series of reasons for their dissent; the first such protest originated in 1641. Such protests were not published at the time and would not have been available in printed form. This set includes, among other things, protests lodged against the Stamp Act and the Declaratory Act during the period preceding the American Revolution. Charles Watson-Wentworth, Second Marquess of Rockingham (1730-82) had long been a supporter of American rights and played a major role in the independence of the United States. He was Prime Minister first in 1766, and oversaw the repeal of the Stamp Act. His second stint as Prime Minister came in 1782, when he led Parliament in recognizing the independence of the United States at the end of the American Revolution. Rockingham always urged moderation in his government's treatment of the colonies, but nevertheless condemned the Boston Tea Party and other outrages, and in this respect did not differ from the rest of the British establishment during the time. Close connections with prominent British merchants influenced his support of the colonies, which were highly profitable for British trade, when not engaged in open rebellion. He was also the political mentor of Charles James Fox, the leading voice of American sympathy in British debates, and Edmund Burke was his personal secretary and political mouthpiece. Protest against the repeal of the Stamp Act takes up fourteen pages, covering the dissent over the second and third readings of the bill, on March 11 and 17, 1766. Among the reasons given for protesting the repeal in the second reading, the journal states that a bill could have been made to amend the Stamp Act, without repealing it, which the Lords would have considered "with a warm desire of relieving our countrymen in America, from any grievance or hardship; but with proper care to enforce their submission and obedience to the law so amended and to the whole Legislative Authority of Great Britain, without any reserve or distinction whatsoever." Likewise listed as reasons are the irrefutable authority of the power of taxation and the need for Americans to be taxed like all other British subjects, and the obvious ability of the Americans to bear their portion of the tax burden. Another point indicated is that if Americans are given the free trade they desire, the colonies will no longer be of any benefit to Britain, and would in fact be "in the highest degree prejudicial to the commerce and welfare of their Mother Country." The dissent on the third reading opens with the statement: "We think, that the Declaratory Bill we pass'd last week, cannot possibly obviate the growing mischiefs in America where it may seem calculated only to deceive people of Great Britain, by holding forth a delusive and nugatory affirmance of the legislative right of this Kingdom, whilst enacting part of it, does no more than abrogate the resolutions of the House of Representatives in the North American Colonies, which have not in themselves the least colour of authority; and declares that which is apparently and certainly criminal only, null and void." The dissent closes with the statement: "...repeal of this law, under the present circumstances, will we fear not only surrender the honour and essential interests of the Kingdom now and forever both at home and abroad...[but] we in effect annihilate this branch of the legislature and vote ourselves useless; or if by passing this bill, we mean to justify those who in America, and even in Great Britain, have treated a series of British Acts of Parliament, as so many acts of Tyranny and Oppression, which it is scarcely criminal to resist...we shall then give our approbation to an open breach of the first article of that great palladium of our liberties, the Bill of Rights...." The second volume contains numerous dissents related to the conflict with the American colonies, including an eloquent protest directed to the King regarding the imprudence and potential disgrace of hiring foreign mercenaries to fight the colonists. Additionally, protests against ceasing trade with the colonies and the impressment of American seamen. Altogether, a trove of British Parliamentary opinions, with important commentary on the American Revolution, with excellent and significant provenance.

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      Philadelphia, 1799. Folio. Contemporary marbled boards, expertly rebacked, retaining the original gilt morocco label. Boards scuffed. An occasional stain or fox mark, light even tanning. Some twenty issues have from 2- to 6-inch tears in the edge or center of the text, resulting in loss. A few issues trimmed close at the upper edge or foredge, with slight loss. Overall, in good condition. A significant assemblage of William Cobbett's important and controversial - but short-lived - daily newspaper, PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE. The numbers in this volume represent about twenty percent of the complete run of the newspaper, which lasted for 770 issues. Cobbett (1763- 1835), the legendarily prolific, controversial (often contradictory), and anti-authoritarian polemicist, often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." In 1796, a few years after he arrived in the United States, he began a monthly periodical called THE POLITICAL CENSOR, which he used to snipe at his political opponents - usually those of a pro-French or Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The CENSOR ran until March 1797, when it was replaced with PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, a daily newspaper. The first issue appeared on March 4, 1797, the day John Adams was inaugurated President, with a subscription base of about one thousand, which more than doubled within a few months. By November 1797, Cobbett was printing 3,000 copies a day. A weekly German-language version was published in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1798 and 1799, and a thrice-weekly edition called THE COUNTRY PORCUPINE also ran in those years. Cobbett used the newspaper to support the Federalist party and to rail against the French and their American supporters during the period of increased tensions between the United States and France generally known as the "Quasi War." His contentious articles thrived in the politically charged atmosphere, though Cobbett often found himself on the receiving end of libel suits. The newspaper is filled with articles on national and local politics, foreign policy, news from Europe, economics, and advertisements for Cobbett's other works. Aside from its tremendous political importance, PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE is also a rich source of information on daily life in Philadelphia, with each issue containing commercial ads and notices, reports of arrivals in the port of Philadelphia, local prices for goods, advertisements for schools and doctors, and much more. The demise of the paper was hastened when Cobbett lost a $5,000 libel judgment brought against him by Dr. Benjamin Rush, whom Cobbett had attacked for Rush's actions during an outbreak of Yellow Fever in Philadelphia. The case was adjudicated by a Pennsylvania judge whom Cobbett had also criticized. Cobbett suspended publication of the GAZETTE in late August 1799, followed by a few weekly issues that fall, and a final New York issue of January 13, 1800. A significant run of an important Federalist-era periodical, produced by one of the most controversial polemicists in American history.

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        La Flore des environs de Paris ou Distribution méthodique des plantes qui y croissent, faite d'après le système de Linnée : avec le nom et la description de chacune en latin et en français; l'indication de leur lieu natal, de leur durée, du temps de leur floraison, de la couleur de leurs fleurs, et la citation des auteurs qui les ont le mieux décrites on en ont donné les meilleurs figures.

      L'auteur et H.L.Perroneau, Paris 1799 - Un volume in-8 (21,5 cm x 13 cm), XLVIIJ-550-123 pp. Il s'agit de la seconde édition de l'ouvrage. Relié à la suite 122 pages (d'une écriture de l'époque) et sur l'avers du second plat (1), détaillant notamment les différentes classes de plantes, rédigées par un botaniste (possiblement J.-L.Thuillier). L'ouvrage est par ailleurs ponctuellement annoté de la même écriture que celle des pages en fin de volume. 1/2 veau à petits coins d'époque (état moyen), pièce de titre. Intéressant exemplaire, propriété d'un botaniste averti. Pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Illyrine, ou l?écueil de l?inexpérience.

      chez l'Auteur, A Paris 1799 - 3 vol. in-8 de VIII-335 pp. ; 560 pp. ; 397 pp., demi-percaline bleue, pièce de titre en maroquin bordeaux, non rogné (reliure du XIXe siècle). Edition originale très rare. Portrait de l'auteure dessiné et gravé par Canu. Etonnant et singulier ouvrage d'une femme qui offre la version à peine romancée de ses aventures amoureuses pendant la période révolutionnaire. On y trouve les portraits vifs et satiriques de ses amants (Hérault de Séchelles, le général Biron, général Bender, Dumouriez, Fabre d'Eglantine, Espagnac.) dont on a bien plus l'habitude de rencontrer leurs noms dans les manuels d'histoire que dans les récits d'alcôve. Issue d'une riche famille de négociants, Barbe-Suzanne-Amable Giroust a vu le jour à Paris rue Saint-Denis en 1770. Mariée à 14 ans à un avocat de Soissons du nom de Bertrand-Quinquet avec qui elle aura une fille, elle fut très vite délaissée et ira rejoindre son premier amant à Paris. Elle rêve à un divorce impossible et c'est alors qu'elle se décide à envoyer à l'Assemblée Nationale un vibrant plaidoyer en faveur du divorce ; Cette lettre serait à l'origine de la loi autorisant le divorce (1792). Le dix-neuvième siècle l'a jugée immorale et vulgaire ; Charles Monselet dans Les Oubliés et les dédaignés (1857), fut loin de réhabiliter la romancière : « Dans une sphère moins brillante que Madame Tallien, avec un minois coquet et une vocation littéraire plus que douteuse, La Morency apparaît comme l'expression fidèle de la galanterie sous la Terreur et du mauvais style sous le Directoire (.) Il n'y a donc rien d'étonnant à ce que ses romans aient obtenu un succès d'une heure : l'aventurière aura prêté son prestige à la femme de lettres ». Chartes Nodier, dans ses notes du Banquet des Girondins, parle d'elle comme d'« une femme qu'il fallait avoir à souper ». « Fiction romanesque remarquable par la pensée libre de tout préjugé. Suzanne Giroust a donné à son récit la forme de mémoire à la première personne. L'héroïne est une femme émancipée indépendante qui affiche ses conquêtes, parle de sensualité ardente et de ses jouissances avec bonheur. Elle n'éprouve aucun remord, la vertu est pour elle une pure convention sociale. Dans le contexte conservateur du Directoire, le roman a des avancées très originales sur les droits des femmes à la sexualité, à l'amour et sur leur liberté. Les expériences successives lui révèlent son être féminin, sa sensibilité, le désir le plaisir. La liberté sexuelle pour laquelle plaide la romancière, sa remise en cause du mariage et du couple sont un écho de certaines revendications féministes de la Révolution » (Huguette Krief, Vivre libre et écrire : anthologie des romancières de la période 1789-1800. Bon exemplaire non rogné. Le portrait a été remonté ; trace de mouillure à la fin du tome II. Gay, II 637 ; Dictionnaire des oeuvres érotiques, p. 236. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abbildungen und Beschreibungen der Schleimsäcke des menschlichen Körpers. Umgearbeitet und vermehrt herausgegeben von Johann Christian Rosenmüller.

      Breitkopf und Härtel,, Leipzig, 1799 - Leipzig, Breitkopf und Härtel, 1799. Folio. XII, 108 S. Mi 15 Kupfertafeln. Pappband der Zeit mit erneuertem Rücken. Hirsch-H. IV, 243. - Blake 309. - Erste deutsch-lateinische Parallelausgabe nach der englischen Ausgabe von 1788 "Description of all bursae mucosae of the human body". Gegenüber der englischen Ausgabe um 5 Tafeln erweitert. - Titel mit altgetilgtem Bibliotheksstempel. Die zwei letzten Tafeln mit Beschädigungen ausserhalb der Darstellungen. Buchblock und Einband stark bestossen. Pappband der Zeit mit erneuertem Rücken. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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