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        Natural History of British Shells, The

      1799. first edition. One Hundred and Thirteen Fine Hand Colored Plates of British ShellsDONOVAN, Edward. The Natural History of British Shells, including figures and descriptions of all the species hitherto discovered in Great Britain, systematically arranged in the Linneaen Manner, with scientific and general observations on each. London: Printed for the author and for F. and C. Rivington, 1799-1802.Volumes 1-3 and part of volume 4 only (of five). Octavo (9 1/8 x 5 5/8 inches; 231 x 144 mm.). Title-pages, text and indexes to the first three volumes. Title-page and text up to plate 116 only in volume four. 113 (of 144) engraved plates only, all colored by hand in fine bright colors. Contemporary quarter olive green calf over marbled boards, smooth spines decoratively tooled in gilt, red morocco labels lettered in gilt, marbled end-papers. Spines faded, headcaps a little worn. A very good collection of 113 hand-colored plates from this important work on British shells.The work was originally issued in sixty parts, each with three plates, having descriptive text to each plate.Edward Donovan (1768-1837) was the founder of the London Museum and Institute of Natural History, which housed his large natural history collection. Born in Cork, Ireland, Donovan was an avid collector of natural history specimens purchased mainly at auctions of specimens from voyages of exploration. He was a Fellow of the Linnean Society and the Wernerian Natural History Society which gave him access to the best collections and libraries in London. It was quite common for private collectors to open small public museums, and in 1807 he founded the London Museum and Institute of Natural History. This exhibited several hundred cases of world birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, molluscs, insects, corals and other invertebrates and botanical specimens and other exotica alongside his British collections. Donovan was, at first, the very successful author of a number of natural history titles, including Natural History of British Birds (1792-97), Natural History of British Insects (1792-1813), Natural History of British Fishes (1802-08), Natural History of British Shells (1799-1804). He also wrote articles on Conchology, Entomology etc., made drawings and arranged the natural history plates in Rees's Cyclopædia and undertook commissions for private albums of his botanical artwork.Nissen ZBI, 1147.

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        Royal Navy Manuscript Book of Signals and Instructions, Circa 1800

      Small 4to. Unpaginated. 105 pages of manuscript, many with watercolor drawings of flags and pennants. This manuscript is based on printed Royal Navy signal books which promulgated signaling systems devised in the late 1700s by tacticians such as Howe and Kempenfelt. According to the Maritime Museum at Greenwich, these manuscript signal books ?"are copies kept by officers who were not issued with a printed signal book, and preferred their own copy for easy reference; they are therefore usually pocket size. This practice was forbidden because of the danger of the code falling into enemy hands. However, there are a number of these in the collection and they often contain additional information, such as orders of battle and sailing, keys to both the British and French systems of coastal signals, pendant lists, etc. Many are finely executed and some are illustrated.?" The first seven pages of this signal book illustrate flags and other types of signals, and explain the signaling system in use. Essentially, single flags displayed on various parts of the ship gave the key by which later messages were to be understood. They also transmitted urgent, simple messages such as "Enemy in Sight." Flags representing numbers were used to transmit two and three digit numerical signals. This section is followed by about sixty pages of "Significations" which give the meanings of the signals, by number, and correlate these signals with the appropriate page and article of the Navy's printed "Instructions." This was a sophisticated signaling system capable of transmitting complex messages very efficiently. This section is followed by shorter sections illustrating pendant signals and their significations, fog signals, night signals and "Private Ship Signals to the Admiral." The book is undated, but the paper is watermarked 1799 and the ships named (on a single fold out sheet) seem to date from the period of the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. Bound in sailcloth over boards. Some of the pages are grubby from use, but all are legible and in good repair. There are about a dozen pages of colored flag illustrations.

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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. Preis in CHF: 500. 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.

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

      Dublin: sold by J. Milliken. 1799-1800. 112 pamphlets and tracts in 9 vols., 8vo., with individual paginations and signatures, all volumes except one complete with volume-specific title-pages (listing the pamphlets in each volume), this leaf missing from vol.III, however, all volumes bound in contemporary uniform half calf over marbled boards, flat spine with gilt line and contrasting red and green labels lettered in gilt. A fine set. Goldsmiths 17557 (which lists all the tracts contained here, albeit sometimes bound up in differing sequences). Complete sets seem to be surprisingly rare. The N.L. Ireland has a set. Bradshaw (8652) had vol.8 only. ESTC seems to locate no other complete sets. A comprehensive collection of separately published tracts and speeches, reissued with a general title-page. Surely an exhaustive archive of material illustrating the controversial nature of William Pitt's progress towards a legislative union of England and Ireland. (Pitt's promise to move quickly towards Catholic Emancipation would actually not happen until 1829). The 1798 Irish rebellion, alongside the bellicose noises of Napoleon Bonaparte set against a background of radical and republican movements in Britain, had combined to motivate Pitt to find a constitutional solution. The Bill for the Union of Great Britain and Ireland was passed in July 1800. It enacted: 1. That there should be one Parliament for the United Kingdom. 2. That 4 Bishops, 23 temporal Peers, and 100 Commoners should sit for Ireland in that Parliament. 3. That free trade should be established between the two countries. The Emancipation question remained unresolved, however, in no small part due to the strong objection to such a measure by the King himself, the royal veto causing Pitt to resign his office. The Act of Union came into force on the first day of the new century.

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        A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers To which are prefixed a history of the language and an English grammar The eighth edition; corrected and revised In Two Volumes

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, C. Dilly, G. C and J. Robinson, et al, 1799. Eighth edition, corrected and Revised.. Hardback. 4to.(11.25 x 9 inches). Unpaginated prelims. Half-titles present. Portrait frontis to vol. I engraved by Heath after the painting by Reynolds, dated January 1st, 1799. First volume comprises the author's preface (printed in 1 column), a History of the English language followed by a Grammar of English (both printed in 2 columns), followed by the Dictionary 'A-K' (text in 3 columns); second volume ('L-Z') in 3 columns. Finely bound in period style 20th century quarter calf gilt over marbled paper-covered boards. All edges marbled. New endpapers. Vol. I: fine professional paper restoration to edges of prelims, including the frontis to [a]4, and to extrems. Vol. I: fore-edges rusty to circa 'c2' ('ABSTRACT'). Vol. II: professional restoration to edges of prelims and extrems, with remnants of last page ('Z');l./ laid on a leaf of Japan paper (most of 'Z' lost). Light browning and scattered spotting throughout both volumes. Vol. II: water damage or light staining throughout affecting top 3 inches maximum of fore- and top edge, lessening and disappearing towards the gutter, just-affecting some text (which remains perfectly legible through the light stain). Some pencil marks in margins and some words underscored in pencil. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set, expensively restored. Heavy books, requiring eye-watering and prohibitive amounts of extra postage overseas. Courier in UK. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Il Misogallo Prose e rime di Vittorio Alfieri da Asti EDITION ORIGINALE

      Londra [Firenze].: S.n., 1799. Fine. S.n., Londra [Firenze]. 1799, Un Vol. in 8 (14x20,35cm), (8) 184pp., relié. - Rare first edition published in Florence. Illustrated boards opposite the title page, depicting a barn with chickens and roosters in the nascent Latin legend Orga (They hold). The book is full of small flying paper manuscripts that fill the gaps in the text, such as many dots in some poems. Half morocco fawn long contemporary grains. Smooth back adorned with jewels and 5 casters. Piece black title. A brown spot on the top plate. Famous anti-French book inspired by the revolutionary terror. Victor Alfieri (1749-1803) was a poet, playwright and philosopher, who was considered the Italian Byron, both cantor and Romanticism steeped in classical culture revolutionized Italian literature. He came to France around 1788 with the Countess of Albany, his wife, the country he called the land of freedom frightened by his excesses and his revolutionary ardor and he retired in 1792 in Florence. The revolutionary government in exile, and treated him stripped of most of his fortune. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Rare édition originale publiée à Florence. Illustrée d'une planche en regard de la page de titre, figurant un poulailler avec ses coqs et sous poules et la légende latine Orga nascent (Ils s'organisent). L'ouvrage est truffé de petits papiers volants manuscrits qui remplissent les manques du texte, tels les nombreux points de suspension dans certains poèmes. Reliure en demi maroquin fauve à longs grains d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 5 fleurons et de roulettes. Pièce de titre noire. Une tache brune sur le plat supérieur. Célèbre ouvrage anti-français inspiré par la terreur Révolutionnaire. Victor Alfieri (1749-1803) fut à la fois poète, dramaturge et philosophe, celui qui fut considéré comme le Byron italien, à la fois chantre du Romantisme et pétri de culture classique révolutionna la littérature italienne. Il vint en France vers 1788 avec la Comtesse d'Albany, son épouse, le pays qu'il appelait la terre de la liberté l'effraya par ses excès et son ardeur révolutionnaire et il se retira en 1792 à Florence. Le gouvernement révolutionnaire le traita en émigré et le dépouilla de la plus grande partie de sa fortune.

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        Methode den grauen Staar sammt der Kapsel auszuziehen. Nebst einigen andern wesentlichen Verbesserungen der Staaroperation berhaupt. [Angebunden: 1. Derselbe; Ansicht der staphylomat"sen Metamorphosen des Auges, und der knstlichen Pupillenbildung; Wien, Camersinaische Buchhandlung 1805; 146 (1) S. mit 1 kolorierten Kupfertafel. 2. Derselbe; Nachtrag zur Ansicht der staphylomat"sen Metamorphosen des Auges, und der knstlichen Pupillenbildung. Wien, Camersinaische Buchhandlung 1806; 20 S. mit 1 Kupfertafel].

      Wien Schaumburg ; 1799 - EA; 59 (3) S. mit 1 Kupfertafel (+ 1 nicht zum Werk geh"rige Kupfertafel des kranken Auges als Frontispiz eingeklebt); Pbd d. Zt. mit farbigen R'schild (Name auf Vorsatz, wohlerhaltenes Exemplar) 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage au Canada - et dans la partie septentrionale des Etats-Unis de l'Amé EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Gerard, imprimerie de Munier, 1799. Fine. Chez Gerard, imprimerie de Munier, à Paris 1799 (An 8), 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 8 (12x20cm), (4) viij, 321pp. et 344pp. et (4) 294pp., relié. - Original French edition, illustrated with a large folding map of Canada and 11 engravings on steel after designs by the author (Niagara Falls, Cape Diamond ...). Sheepskin Half brown vintage to small corners . Smooth spine decorated with four boxes with irons. Roulette tail. Part of title in pink morocco, and volume number chocolate morocco. Slices speckled. Label bookbinder: Grosclaude Metz. Good exemplaire.Ce trip was undertaken by the author in the hope of finding a safe haven for Irish. It is nonetheless a classic relationship Travel, with a particular focus on trade and agriculture. For two years in Philadelphia, he traveled in the northeast United States and Canada, guided by the Indians. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale française, illustrée d'une grande carte dépliante du Canada et de 11 planches gravées sur acier d'après les dessins de l'auteur (Chute du Niagara, Cap Diamant...). Reliure en demi basane brune d'époque à petits coins. Dos lisse orné de 4 caissons avec fers. Roulette en queue. Pièce de titre en maroquin rose, et de tomaison en maroquin chocolat. Tranches mouchetées. Etiquette de relieur : Grosclaude à Metz. Bon exemplaire. Ce voyage fut entrepris par l'auteur dans l'espoir de trouver une terre d'accueil pour les irlandais. Ce n'en est pas moins une relation classique de voyages, avec un intérêt particulier pour le commerce et l'agriculture. Durant deux années, de Philadelphie, il voyagea dans le nord est américain et au Canada, guidé par les indiens.

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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. Preis in CHF: 1400. 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.)

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        La guerre des dieux anciens et modernes Poeme en dix chants [Ensemble] Le EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Didot, 1799. Fine. Chez Didot, à Paris 1799 - An VII, In 12 (9,5x15,8cm), 202pp. ; (2) 24pp. ; 72pp. ; 24pp. ; 24pp., relié. - First Edition, peppered with a frontispiece by Cochin engraved by Sornique. New saints. In Dabin. Paris. 1801. Third Edition. André Marie Chénier. What the théophilantropie? At the claissique library. Paris.1801. Natural religion is it absurd, intolerant, contrary to popular belief, and it leads to fanaticism? Shopping is the Pont Michel. Year 6. On philosophy. Year 9. NTSS Full green morocco time. Smooth back adorned with grotesque braces, roulette tail and head. Part of title in red morocco. Roulette border on covers. Gilt edges. A small loss in mind. A dull corner. Friction head and joint. The frontispiece was lined with a paper backing. Lovely copy. The war of the gods is a satirical poem in which the gods of the Christian religion and those of the Greco-Roman mythology clash; it gave rise upon its release to numerous complaints, and put him in the same time very high in this type of production, the quality of language and style. The first editions are sought for the following were all redacted. Following this famous poem Parny, an amateur brought together several texts from the same contemporary reflecting the situation of religion in France; texts illuminate them, and help to understand the circumstances that could give rise to the poem Parny. The second text Chénier is it also a satire on religion and philosophy. The théophilantropie was born in 1797, movement placing the love of God and men before all things and away from the church. The following article is a defense of natural religion and its followers. Last text approximates natural philosophy and religion, and rejects any superstition. Bookplate Auguste Dide. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, truffée d'un frontispice par Cochin gravé par Sornique.Les nouveaux saints. Chez Dabin. Paris. 1801. Troisième édition. André Marie Chénier.Qu'est-ce que la théophilantropie ? A la librairie claissique. Paris.1801.La religion naturelle est-elle absurde, intolérante, contraires aux idées reçues, et conduit-elle au fanatisme ? Se trouve à la libraire du Pont Michel. An 6.Sur la philosophie. An 9. S.n. S.l. Reliure en plein maroquin vert d'époque. Dos lisse orné à la grotesque de croisillons, roulette en queue et tête. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Roulette d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Un petit manque en tête. Un coin émoussé. Frottements tête et mors. Le frontispice a été doublé d'un papier au verso. Charmant exemplaire.La guerre des dieux est un poème satirique où les dieux de la religion chrétienne et ceux de la mythologie gréco-romaine s'affrontent ; il donna lieu dès sa parution à de nombreuses plaintes, et on le plaça dans le même temps très haut dans ce type de production, par la qualité de sa langue et de son style. Les premières éditions sont recherchées car les suivantes furent toutes expurgées. A la suite de ce fameux poème de Parny, un amateur a réuni plusieurs textes de la même époque rendant compte de la situation de la religion en France ; les textes s'éclairent entre eux, et permettent de comprendre la conjoncture qui a pu donner naissance au poème de Parny. Le second texte de Chénier est lui également une satire sur la religion et les philosophes. La théophilantropie prit naissance en 1797, mouvement plaçant l'amour de Dieu et des hommes avant toutes choses et s'écartant de l'église. L'article qui suit est une défense de la religion naturelle, et de ses adeptes. Le dernier texte rapproche philosophie et religion naturelle, et rejette toute superstition. Ex-libris Auguste Dide.

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        Neue Schriften.

      Kopenhagen, bei Friedrich Brummer. 1799-1801.. 4 Bände. 16,5x20 cm. XIV S., 1 Bl., 368 S.; 2 Bl., 326 S.; 337 S., 2 Bl., 1 w. Bl.; 318 S., 1 w. Bl., 3 Bl. Mit 4 gestochenen, teils gefalteten Kupfern von C. Schule, Hoppe, Darnstedt, Wittich und Biedermann als Frontispiz und 1 mehrfach gefalteten gestochenen Tafel in Band 2. Sehr schöne hellblaue Pappbände der Zeit mit roten goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und wenig Rückenvergoldung.. Goedeke XII, 105, 7. - Wäber 282. - Erste Ausgabe. Mit dem Vortitel "Schriften 2. - 5. Teil". - Bonstetten vereinigt in den vier Bänden Reiseschilderungen aus Dänemark, dem Tessin, der Innerschweiz, dem Wallis und dem Berner Oberlande, mit Aufsätzen zur isländischen Philologie sowie Arbeiten zur Volksbildung und Aufklärung. - In seinen Schriften offenbart sich Bonnstetten als feinfühlender Reiseschriftsteller, engagierter Spätaufklärer und Wissenschafter. - Die Kupfer mit Ansichten von Stans, den Borromäischen Inseln, der Insel Moen und Helsingfors sowie der Innenansicht eines altisländischen Bauernhofes. Die Bandzählung bezieht sich auf die, 1793 bei Orell Füssli von Mattheson herausgegebene Auswahl. - Durchgehend mässig stockfleckig. Vorsätze gestempelt. In wunderschönen Pappbänden der Zeit. - Selten.

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        UNITED STATES TO PAUL PINKHAM DR. FOR MATERIALS AND LABOUR IN REPAIRING THE LIGHT HOUSE DWELLING HOUSE AND BUILDING A BARN AT NANTUCKET 1797 [manuscript title]

      Nantucket, Ma. Feb. 20, 1799.. [1]p. on a folio sheet, 11 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches. Old folds. A touch of foxing. Very good. Contemporary manuscript evidence of the reconstruction and maintenance of the main lighthouse on Nantucket, called the Great Point Lighthouse, or simply the Nantucket Lighthouse. The light sits at the end of a seven-mile long strip of land and overlooks Nantucket Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, an area that by the end of the 18th century was one of the busiest shipping channels on the East Coast. An iconic lighthouse in an important location, it continues in operation to this day. The Nantucket lighthouse was built in 1784 (its construction delayed several years by the American Revolution), and Paul Pinkham, a former whaler and the creator of an important chart of the shoals of Nantucket and Vineyards Sounds, was made the first lighthouse keeper. Initially there was no keeper's house and Pinkham had to walk several miles each day to reach the lighthouse. This situation was rectified in the late 1790s when Pinkham was authorized to build a house and barn at the lighthouse, and to improve the structure itself. The present document is Pinkham's bill for the work he did on site in 1797, apparently written in his hand. The total bill comes to $150.37, and includes reimbursement for Pinkham's labor, as well as money spent on twenty panes of glass, paint, barn shingles, hinges, "freighting the lumber from town," carpenter's work, and for other expenses. The bulk of the work was done in June 1797, and Pinkham was reimbursed $100 by Captain Alexander Gardner that December. As of February 20, 1799, according to a note at the bottom of the invoice, Pinkham was still owed $50.37. He has signed the document as "Keeper of the Light House Nantucket." An excellent piece of Nantucket lighthouse history, quite displayable.

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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; and illustrated with maps, charts, and views

      London: Pr. by S. Gosnell for T. Chapman 4to (28.5 cm, 11.25"). [12], c, 420, [12] pp.; 7 fold. maps, 6 plts.. 1799 First edition. This account of a mission to Polynesia and Tahiti (funded by the London Missionary Society) supplies, it must be said, much more by way of the missionary travellers' interested observations of lands and people's exotic to them than it does reports of the proselytizations they pursued; it was compiled by chief mate William Wilson from his own journals and those of Captain James Wilson. Dr. Thomas Haweis, co-founder of the London Missionary Society, edited the work and the Rev. Samuel Greatheed provided (anonymously) the "Preliminary discourse; containing a geographical and historical account of the islands where missionaries have settled, and of others with which they are connected." The Hill catalogue says, "The narrative is fresh, although sometimes naive, and provides a glimpse of everyday life on the islands that the mariner or naturalist didn't consider worth reporting." There is a most interesting Appendix, also, canvassing everything from native dress to houses to dances to cookery to canoes to marriage and the place of women to funeral customs — not forgetting human sacrifice and sports. The volume is illustrated with six plates and seven oversized, folding maps, and includes an extensive list of subscribers. An inferior, less expensive edition appeared in the same year, printed by Gillet; the present example is sometimes identified as the Gosnell edition to distinguish it from the Gillet production. Contemporary reverse sheep, framed and panelled in blind, spine with leather title-label; leather peeling at extremities, front joint repaired and back one starting from head, spine with label rubbed and two compartments discolored. Hinges (inside) reinforced with cloth tape; front free endpaper lacking. Front pastedown with institutional bookplates; dedication leaf with pressure-stamp in upper margin and rubber-stamped numeral in lower margin. Title-page and dedication with offsetting to margins; title-page with small hole not touching text. First map foxed, with tears along two folds; sixth map with jagged tear along one inner corner; other maps lightly foxed. Occasional stray small spots of staining and some offsetting from plates onto opposing pages; a few page edges slightly ragged. In sum, in fact, a sound, clean, and pleasant volume.

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        Oeconomische Enzyklopädie oder allg. System der Staats-, Stadt-, Haus und Landwitschaft in alphbet. Ordnung. Band 72. Von Leibesfrucht - Leibesübungen - Leibesumfang. Nebst 32 Kupfertafeln.

      - 994 Seiten, 13x21cm, HLeder, 31 von 32 dekorative Kupfertafeln, Taßler, Brünn 1799. Äußerst interessantes Buch zum Thema Leibesübungen (Seite 441-994) mit Bibliographie zum Thema. Weitere Stichworte Leibesstärke (S. 252-349); Leibesgröße (S. 75-176); Leibesstellung (S. 349-441). Ausführliche Darstellung der Themen Leibesübung und der medizinischen und phisiologischen Grundlagen (Leibesstärke, Leibesgröße, Leibesstellung) aus Sicht des 18.Jahrhunderts. Die dekortaiven Kupfertafeln zeigen unter anderen folgende Darstellungen : Pyramide, Speerwurf, Stockfechten, Schwimmen, Akrobatik, Salto, Seiltanz, Jojo, Schaukel, Reifen, Armbrust, Kreisel, Ringkampf, Pferd (Turngerät), Hochsprung, Stabhochsprung, Pfeil und Bogen. Dekorativer Goldgeprägter Halbledereinband mit geprägtem Rückenschild. Innenr außerordentlich gut erhalten. Sehr selten! Zustand: B-C 1000 gr

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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

      A MISSIONARY VOYAGE TO THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC OCEAN, PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1796, 1797, 1798, IN THE SHIP DUFF COMMANDED BY CAPTAIN JAMES WILSON.  James Wilson.  Lon:  S. Gosnell for T. Chapman, 1799, 1st. edition, (xii), c, 420 pp., (xii). ***  The rest of the title is as follows ?" Compiled from Journals of the Officers and the Missionaries; and Illustrated with Maps, Charts, and Views, Drawn by Mr. William Wilson, and Engraved by the Most Eminent Artists.  With a Preliminary Discourse of the Geography and History of the South Sea Islands; and an Appendix Including Details Never Before Published, of the Natural and Civil State of Otaheite; by a Committee Appointed for the Purpose by the Directors of the Missionary Society. [Amen!] ***  This voyage was the first organized effort by England to send missionaries to the South Seas.  Twenty-five of them established a settlement on Tahiti, but due to continual civil strife, had to flee to Australia.  They eventually returned in 1815.  This account contains much valuable information on the native peoples and cultures of Tahiti, the Fijis, the Marquesas, and other islands.  Also of note was the discovery of several previously unknown islands. ***  With six (6) plates of views, two (2) full-page maps, and five (5) folding maps.  All appear to be copperplate engravings.  The maps show the track of the voyage, Tahiti, the Marquesas, Gambier Islands, island and harbor of Tongataboo, and the Duff's island group. ***  Bound in contemporary brown full leather.  The spine has four gilt rules and a black leather label with gilt lettering.  The covers have moderate wear and soil with the front lower corner bumped.  The joints are cracked but still holding firmly.  The spine has a bit of cracking in the leather towards the bottom, and a hole slightly smaller than a dime.  The contents are clean and complete in a good binding.  Two of the maps have a separation and/or tear at bottom of fold, but nothing serious.  Some of the plates have a little light foxing. ***  11.5 inches tall by 9.5 inches

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        Voyage en Syrie et en Egypte Pendant les années 1783 1784 et 1785

      Chez Dugour et Durand, 1799. Fine. Chez Dugour et Durand 1799 - An VII, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in-8 (12x20,5cm), reliés. - Third and best edition of this work of Volney; the author has completely revised the text and rose, adding two new engravings of the pyramids and the sphinx. The illustratoin consists of 3 cards (Egypt, Syria and Turkey), and 4 large folding plates Bound in full calf marbled period. Back smooth decorated with 4 large florets and casters. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Triple mentoring net on the dishes. A small hitch with missing tail of Volume 1. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Troisième et meilleure édition de cette oeuvre de Volney ; l'auteur a refondu entièrement le texte et l'a augmenté, ajoutant deux gravures nouvelles représentant les pyramides et le sphynx. L'illustration se compose de 3 cartes (Egypte, Syrie et Turquie), et de 4 belles planches panoramiques dépliantes (Palmyre, Balbeec...), le tout sur papier fort. Cette édition se trouve donc augmentée :  1° De la notice de deux manuscrits arabes inédits qui fournissent des détails nouveaux et curieux sur l'histoire, la population, les revenus, les impôts, les arts de l'Egypte, ainsi que sur l'état militaire, l'administration, l'étiquette des Mamlouks Tcherkasse, et sur l'organisation régulière de la poste aux pigeons ; 2° D'un tableau exact de tout le commerce du Levant, extrait des registres de la chambre de commerce de Marseille ; 3° Des considérations sur la guerre des Russes et des Turks, publiées en 1784. Reliures en plein veau raciné et glacé d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 4 grands fleurons et de roulettes. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Un petit accroc avec manque en queue du tome 1. Coins du tome 1 émoussés. Malgre quelques défauts, bel exemplaire. Considéré comme le meilleur exposé possible de l'Egypte de la Syrie Ottomane à la fin du XVIIIe siècle, Le voyage de Volney, lequel dura quatre années d'observation, doit tout à la qualité de son auteur, à la fois philosophe et orientaliste ; la narration est différente des livres de voyages classiques, les considérations, remarques et réflexions politiques y sont prédominantes, et la vision politique est déterminante, même lorsque l'auteur décrit les moeurs des habitants, des anecdotes, la situation géographique et commerciale. Par ailleurs, toutes les descriptions de Volney servirent de base pour l'expédition d'Egypte, et de nombreux scientifiques et Bonaparte lui-même l'emmenèrent avec eux.

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        Autograph Letter, Signed, from James Leander Cathcart, the American Consul at Tripoli, to William Eaton, the American Consul At Tunis, Arranging a Business Deal for European and North African Goods

      Tripoli, 1799. [3]pp. of manuscript text on a folded folio sheet. With a brief note on the address page that appears to be in Arabic. 4to. Old folds. Tear from wax seal, not affecting any text. Very good. [3]pp. of manuscript text on a folded folio sheet. With a brief note on the address page that appears to be in Arabic. 4to. This letter unites two American consuls to the Barbary states in a proposed business venture involving various goods.  Both James Leander Cathcart and William Eaton had been appointed as consuls by President John Adams.  In this letter Cathcart proposes a joint business venture to Eaton (likely one of many between the two men), involving cloth, sugar, spices, wine, brandy, and other goods.  The letter discusses the role of Jewish merchants in the trade of the region and the rigid control exercised by local potentates, and demonstrates the actions of American consuls in Barbary to engage in business in order to supplement their incomes.   James Cathcart and William Eaton were two of the central figures in American diplomacy toward the Barbary States.  Cathcart (1767-1843) led a fascinating life.  He was born in Ireland, came to the United States as a child, served on an American privateer at age twelve, and was imprisoned by the British.  After the Revolution he was captured by Barbary pirates while working on a merchant ship, and was held as a slave in Algiers for eleven years.  Cathcart eventually learned Arabic, became a clerk to the Dey of Algiers, and was freed from his slavery by the United States treaty with Algiers of 1796.  In 1798 John Adams appointed him U.S. Consul to Tripoli.  William Eaton (1764-1811) had the most notorious career of any American involved with the Barbary states.  He gained some military fame in the 1790s as an aid to General Anthony Wayne in the Old Northwest, and was appointed American consul to Tunis in 1798.   While in office, Eaton espoused the cause of Hamet Karamanli, the exiled Pasha of Tripoli, who had been removed by his brother, Yusuf.  This led to Eaton's famous adventure, culminating in the Battle of Derne (1804), in which Eaton led a force of Arabs and European mercenaries.  However at the same time American diplomat, Tobias Lear, was negotiating a treaty with Yusuf Karamanli, thereby undermining Eaton's efforts.  Later in his life Eaton was involved in the treason trial of Aaron Burr.   In the present letter, Cathcart proposes a large commercial venture with Eaton.  He writes:   "If you have a mind for a spec purchase gold twist (fil d'oro) either French Italian or Tunisian it is worth about six piastres an ounce at Tunis.  All sorts of white linens either German or Irish, a thin sort of cloth called in Italian Londrina, some white sugar such as Famin sold me & some black pepper & some coarse ticking such as is used in Barbary for covering mattresses.  The cloths to be scarlet , red or different shades blue do. and some yellow? If you employ two thousand dollars in the above speculation I will be bound to run an equal risque with you & will send you an order upon Azulai for one thousand dollars on receiving advise from you.  If you find it convenient to expend a larger sum I will take an equal share with you.  You will please to send me the prices current at your place, here we have nothing that will answer Tunis, & be very cautious lest the Jews should over reach you.  I hear there has arrived a Ragusian vessel from Leghorn at Tunis some days ago.  It is probable you will be able to get great part of the goods upon two three or four months credit.  Whatever you purchase give them to Halifa Caigon who will return here in the Brig he is sent to Tunis to purchase goods for Farfara."   On the second page Cathcart informs Eaton that he is sending him wine and brandy to sell:   "I am about sending two pipes of Brandy & two of very good wine - you will please to dispose of them to the best advantage in case you receive them but I have not determined whether I will or not, yet if I do Caigon will have charge of them.  If they turn out well & you can get permission from the Bey to land a quantity I will send you a cargo of wine & brandy on both our accounts.  We must either trade or build houses as Ingraham has done.  My pay will not maintain me tho I am by no means extravagant."   The fourth page of the sheet, otherwise used to address the letter to Eaton (in Italian), contains a further note from Cathcart: "By order of the Bashaw all the Jews were ordered to disembark.  I open this letter to tell you that if I ship the wine & brandy you will receive the cap'tns. receipt enclosed in this if the Jews gets leave to go on board Mr. Caigon will give you this if not the cap'tn will.  Send any goods by the cap'tn and send me some potatoes by the return of the brig.  Forward me an invoice & bill of lading by land."   An interesting letter proposing a complicated commercial venture, and linking together two of the most prominent Americans in the Barbary states. DAB III, pp.572-73

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        Rosella, or Modern Occurrences

      London: Printed at the Minerva Press,, 1799. A Novel. 4 volumes, duodecimo (170 x 100 mm). Contemporary quarter tree calf, marbled sides, vellum tips, spines gilt in compartments, red and black morocco labels. Half-title and engraved frontispiece to Volume I. Extremities lightly rubbed, minor wear to corners, occasional light spotting to text block, a few leaves with small chips to margins, a few closed tears; Volume I with mild offsetting from frontispiece, p. 153 with a 5 cm closed tear. A very good set. First edition of this satire on novel-reading by the author and translator Mary Charlton (1794?-1824). Charlton wrote several popular novels for William Lane's Minerva Press and she "has much in common with her fellow Minerva best-sellers. All of Lane's top authors worked in the Gothic mode, providing their readers with tales of domestic persecution in quasi-exotic settings, but both contemporary and modern critics have professed to find Charlton's descriptions superior to those of her competitors ... [Rosella is] her best work" (ODNB). OCLC lists 11 copies in libraries worldwide. This copy from the library of John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl, with his armorial bookplate to front pastedowns.

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        Manuscript Treatise - Neurology and the Brain

      Berlin, 1799. Berlin, circa 1799. Manuscript medical treatise on nerve functions, featuring neurological content and the cranial nerve, written by an early nineteenth century physician or biologist whom is not identified, but whom includes his firsthand anatomical observations. Folio. 457 pages, laid paper with the Propatria watermark, the papermaker's emblem, and initials. Half calf over period paper, 5 raised bands, titled in gilt to spine "Von dem Nerven" [On the Nerves]. Folio volume measuring approximately 22 x 34 x 4 cm. Some wear to boards, especially extremities, otherwise in very good condition, beautifully preserved, internally bright. A notable primary source dissertation dealing with both neuroscience and neurology - the first being the scientific study of the nervous system and traditionally seen as a branch of biology, the second being a branch of medicine dealing specifically with disorders of the nervous system. Fascinating experimentation and hypotheses, surely scrutinizing, opposing or validating late 1700s discoveries, the focus is on neural circuit functions, neurobiology, cognitive and involuntary reactions, the cranial nerve, disorders of the nervous system including cerebral compression, and the like. The learned and forward-looking author begins by examining the irritation of the nerves, his firsthand observations indicating that one or more movements were caused by an immediate stimulation of the muscle fibers. Excerpt from his text: "Von der Reizung der Nerven... Bis hierher haben wir die Bewegungen betrachtet, welche durch eine unmittelbare Reizung der Muskelfasern erregt wurde..." Some of the other sections are headed: "Von der dem HirnMarcke eigenen Bewegung" [On the Brain's Recognition of Motion] "Von den Fiebern überhaupt" [On Fevers in General] "Von der Beweglichkeit der Ausführungsgänge" [On the Mobility of the Ducts] "Von dem Bewusstsein" [Consciousness] "Vom Schlafen und Wachen" [On Sleeping and Waking] "Von dem Widernatürlichen Schlafen" [Unnatural Sleep] "Von dem Geröteten und Zugleich Zusammengedrückten Gehirn" [A Reddened and Compressed Brain] Many of the concepts in this volume were at the time new, sometimes deemed radical, and were subject to vehement resistance and/or exuberant accolades by scientific peers, medical colleagues and the public. The following contemporary events illustrate how much was yet to be learned: • Only some ten years prior, in 1790, anatomy professor in Vienna Johannes Ehrenritter described the glossopharygeal nerve ganglion, known as the ninth cranial nerve, and which carries afferent sensory and efferent motor information • In 1792 Giovanni Valentino Mattia Fabbroni suggested that nerve action involves both chemical and physical factors • In 1796 Johann Christian Reil, German physician, physiologist, anatomist and psychiatrist, first described the insular cortex (known as the island of Reil) while on the subject of cranial and spinal nerves and plexi • In 1798 English chemist John Dalton, who was red-green colorblind, provided a scientific description of color blindness • In 1800 leading German anatomist Samuel Thomas von Sömmerring identified black material in the midbrain • In 1801 French physician Philippe Pinel published "A Treatise on Insanity" which is regarded as the earliest evidence for the existence of the form of mental disorder known as dementia praecox or schizophrenia • In 1808 German physician Franz Joseph Gall published his work on phrenology, developed in 1796, popular from 1810 until 1840, and certain aspects of it being still considered an important historical advance toward neuropsychology • In 1809 Johann Christian Reil was the first to describe the white fibre tract now called the arcuate fasciculus, and the locus coeruleus; he also used alcohol to harden the brain • In 1811 Scottish surgeon, anatomist and neurologist Sir Charles Bell discussed functional differences between dorsal and ventral roots of the spinal cord. (In 1821 he was the first to describe the facial paralysis known as Bell's Palsy) . Very Good.

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        A Voyage round the World,

      London: A. Hamilton for G. G. and J. Robinson, J. Edwards and T. Payne,, 1799. performed in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787 and 1788 by the Boussole and Astrolabe. Under the Command of J.F.G. de la Pérouse: published by Order of the National Assembly, under the Superintendence of L.A. Milet-Mureau … 3 volumes, 2 quarto text volumes (308 × 242 mm), and folio atlas (432 × 268 mm), the text volumes in contemporary full calf, tan morocco lettering- and numbering-pieces, low bands with a dotted gilt roll, quatrefoil devices to the first , fourth, fifth and sixth compartments, thick and thin gilt fillet panels enclosing a panel of alternate lozenge and "puzzle-piece" design, scrolled edge-roll, marbled edges and endpapers; the plate atlas half calf, marbled boards, to match. Volume I with engraved portrait of La Pérouse by Heath, atlas with engraved allegorical title page dated 1798 and 69 plates, maps, charts and views, 32 of the maps folding, including the large folding map route map, coloured in outline; plates of views, costume, natural history, coastal profiles, and native craft; errata leaf at end of volume II. All volumes a little rubbed, and neatly rebacked with the original spines laid down, text lightly browned, portrait with some foxing and off-set onto the title page, damping at the fore-edge of the latter third of the plate volume heavier towards the rear, some marginal spotting and browning else, but overall a very good set. Preceded by two editions of 1798, both of them "abridged in some particular or other", this is the first "unabridged translation into English", accompanied by an atlas with the full complement of maps and plates, and is therefore the edition "usually considered to be the best one in English … now an extremely rare work" (Hill). The expedition was "one of the most important scientific expeditions ever undertaken to the Pacific and west coast of North America". The atlas volume contains magnificent maps of Russian Asia, Japan, the Pacific northwest coast, San Francisco, Monterey, and also Necker Island. The most significant results of La Pérouse's voyage are the charts of the then imperfectly known Asiatic side of the Pacific and the details of "the peculiarities he observed in the natives of the northwest coast of North America, [which] are especially valuable" (Sabin). En route to Kamchatka, La Pérouse was the first to navigate safely and chart the Japan Sea and the strait between the island of Sakhalin and the northernmost island of Japan, which bears his name. At Kamchatka he received instructions to proceed to Australia to assess the extent of British plans in New South Wales. Travelling via Samoa, where he discovered the islands of Savaii, Manono and Apolima in December 1787, and through the Tongan group, he arrived at Botany Bay in January 1788, just hours after Captain Phillip had arrived with the First Fleet. La Pérouse's habit of forwarding despatches whenever the opportunity offered ensured their survival; the final despatches were sent from Botany Bay, after which the expedition was never seen again. Evidence slowly came to light that both ships were wrecked on the reefs around the islands northwest of Australia. One crew was massacred by the local inhabitants. The Astrolabe was unloaded, taken apart and a two-masted craft built from its wreckage, which left westward some nine months later, its fate unknown. Two men, one a "chief" and the other his servant, stayed behind, surviving until 1823. The Rosebery copy with armorial bookplates to the front pastedowns of all three volumes.

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        Reise der englischen Gesandtschaft an den Kaiser von China, in den Jahren 1792 und 1793. Aus den Papieren des Grafen von Macartney, des Ritter Erasmus Gower und andrer Herren. Aus dem Englischen bersetzt von Johann Christian Httner. Erster [UND: Zweyter] Band.

      Zrich Heinrich Geáner ; 1799 - EA; 2 B„nde; ca 20x12 cm; (8) 550 Seiten; (4) 712 Seiten mit 1 Tabelle [in der Paginierung mitgez„hlt aber falsch nummeriert, Seite 607 statt 707], 2 Karten, 9 Kupfertafeln (4 in Sepia); Halbledereinb„nde d. Zt mit Rckenschild und Rckenvergoldung (Einb„nde leicht bestoáen und geringfgig fleckig; Band 1 im Einband etwas abweichend und geringfgig kleiner; sonst gutes, nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar) Enth„lt alle Karten, Kupfer und Beilagen des Gesamtwerkes! 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Rash Vows, or, the Effects of Enthusiasm. A Novel. Translated from the French of Madame de Genlis, Author of The Theatre of Education, Adelaide and Theodore, &c. &c

      London: Printed for T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1799. First English edition, 3 vols., iv, 270; [4], 258; [2], 277, [1, blank], [6, adverts]pp., lacks half-title to vols., I & III, marbled endpapers, cont. half calf, marbled paper boards, a little rubbed but overall a very nice set in the original binding. Genlis, Stéphanie Félicité Ducrest, Countesse de (1746-1830) French educational writer and novelist. She published her first work in 1779, a collection of plays for the young 'Théâtre l'usage des jeunes personnes', this was followed by 'Adèle et Théodore, ou lettres sur l'education', 1782, these texts were among her most famous. This is a translation of 'Les voeux téméraires', Hamburg, 1798. Provenance: Early signature of William Highcliff to front endpaper of vol. III. Garside, Raven & Schwöerling, 1799: 40.

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        Allgemeine Gerichtsordnung für Gallizien.

      Josef Hratschanzky,, Wien, 1799 - Wien, Josef Hratschanzky, 1799. 8 n.n. + 278 S. Kanzleipappe der Zeit. Ebd. fleckig, leicht stockfleckig, Gbrsp. Deutsch

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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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        Flora peruviana et chilensis (3 Volúmenes)

      Fundación de Ciencias de la Salud.Madrid. 41 cm. v. il. col. 3 volúmenes. Reprod. facs. de la ed. de: [Matriti] : Typis Gabrielis de Sancha, 1799 - 1802. Hipólito Ruiz, José Pavón. Biblioteca de clásicos de la medicina y de la farmacia española. Flora. Chile. Perú. (=56312=) ISBN: 8487111696 Ver imagen

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        Shakespeares Seven Ages of Man Illustrated

      1799. "All the World's a Stage, and all the Men and Women Merely Players…"Seven Remarkably Fine Hand-Colored Stipple Engraved PlatesSTOTHARD, Thomas, illustrator. SHAKESPEARE, William. Shakespeare's Seven Ages of Man Illustrated. Hammersmith: [W. Bromley], 1799. Folio (17 1/2 x 11 inches; 445 x 280 mm. ). [1, blank], [1, The Ages of Man], ii, 14 pp. Stipple-engraved title and seven plates by William Bromley after Thomas stothard, each printed in colors by Collins and finished by hand, one uncolored engraved plate of text by Collins. Plates watermarked 1794, text watermarked 1796.Early twentieth century full brown morocco by Riviere & Son (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with triple gilt border, spine with six raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges, decorative gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Original blue paper wrappers with printed paper label bound in at the rear.Includes a full page engraved speech from As You Like it,titled The ages of Man, featuring one of Shakespeare's most enduring and often quoted lines - "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: They have their exits, and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages."A finely bound copy of this beautiful series of illustrations after Thomas Stothard, one of the greatest illustrators of his era. Each of the seven ages is illustrated by a finely produced and executed color-printed stipple-engraving, supported by a number of linked essays on the lines that Stothard has illustrated. During his lifetime, Thomas Stothard, R.A. (1755-1834) achieved a reputation as the premier English book illustrator of his generation. His most notable illustrations were of the works of Shakespeare, John Milton, Henry Fielding, Tobias Smollett, Laurence Sterne, Sir Walter Scott and Lord Byron. A popular figure in the art world, he counted William Blake (who engraved many of his designs) and John Flaxman (whose neo-classical style was an influence) amongst his friends. This title is not mentioned in the list of Stothard's works books in Hammelmann, Book Illustrators in Eighteenth Century England. Coxhead Thomas Stothard (1906) p. 96; not in Hammelmann Book Illustrators in Eighteenth Century England ; Jaggard p.287.

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

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

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        Anecdotes of George Frederick Handel, and John Christopher Smith. With Select Pieces of Music, Composed by J.C. Smith, Never Before Published

      London: W. Bulmer and Co.. 1799. Quarto. Half mid-tan calf with decorative blindtooling to corners and edges, raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, dark red leather title label gilt. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (frontispiece), 1f. (title), 1f. (dedication), 1f. ("Advertisement"), [i]-iv (list of subscribers), 1f. (part-title), [3]-64 (anecdotes and appendix), 34 (engraved music) pp. With two engraved plates by E. Harding dated May 1, 1799: waist-length frontispiece portrait of Handel after Denner; waist- length portrait of Smith after Loffani opposite p. 37. Printed dedication dated Bemerton, April 20, 1799, to Mr. Peter Coxe. Small circular private library stamp to outer margin of title. Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; hinges partially split. Occasional minor foxing, heavier to initial leaves; some light browning, soiling and offsetting; small paper repair to secondary title; occasional pencilled annotations to margins. First Edition. Scarce. RISM BVI p. 241. Bound with: Burney, Charles. An Account of the Musical Performances in Westminster-Abbey, and the Pantheon, May 26th, 27th, 29th; and June the 3d, and 5th, 1784. In Commemoration of Handel... Printed for the Benefit of the Musical Fund... London: Sold by T. Payne and Son... and G. Robinson, [January 8] 1785. 1f. (frontispiece), 1f. (title), [iii-viii] (dedication, contents), [i]-xvi (preface), 8, 8, 9-20, 19-24, 21-56 ("Sketch of the Life of Handel" and Addenda), 21, [i] (blank) pp., 2ff. (section title, list), pp. [25]-41, [i] (blank), 2ff. (section title, list), [45]-70, 1f. (section title), pp. 73-90, 2ff. (section title, list), pp. [93]-107, [i] (blank), 1f. (section title), pp. 111-139, [ii] (advertisement, errata) pp. + 8 plates engraved by Delattre, Bartolozzi, Haward, Spilsbury and Collyer after Burney, Cipriani and Smirk, with one, "Plan of the Orchestra and Disposition of the Band," naming J[oah]. Bates as conductor. Engraved. Pp. 1-56 First Edition. Gregory-Bartlett p. 47. Cortot, p. 42. Eitner II, p. 246. RISM BVI, p. 191. From the collections of William Thomas Taphouse and, later, André Meyer, with "T.W. Taphouse Oxford" and full title of the first work in Taphouse's autograph to front pastedown and "Ce livre a appartenu a la collection musicale d'André Meyer, mon Père, mort le 10.5.1974. F." to verso of rear free endpaper in the hand of Meyer's son. Some browning and foxing to plates and surrounding leaves; occasional light staining and creasing; small tears or perforations to several leaves not affecting text or music. . John Christopher Smith (1712-1795) was an English composer of German birth, and Handel's assistant; Coxe was Smith's stepson. This attractive volume boasts a highly distinguished provenance, having belonged to two of the most noted antiquarian music collectors, William Thomas Taphouse (1838-1905) and André Meyer (1884-1974). The Meyer collection, formed over a period of some 75 years, was one of the most important collections of printed music, musical autographs, and books on music, with hundreds of items dating from the 16th to the 20th centuries

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        Beschreibung der Wasserfälle und des Kanals von Trollhätta in Schweden.

      Und Reise nach dem Nordkap, im Jahre 1799. Aus dem Französischen. Herausgegeben von T. F. Ehrmann. Mit zwei Charten. Weimar, im Verlage des Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs, 1805. 8:o. XXIV,239 s. & 3 utvikbara grav. kartor. Häftad i samtida gråpappomslag. Oskuren. Enstaka småfläckar. Reva i s. 5, 37 och 227, avrivet hörn på s. 51 och litet hål i s. 81. Gammal biblioteksstpl på titelbladet. Fint ex.. Bring Itineraria svecana 315a. Schiötz Utlendingers reiser i Norge 968b*. Även utgiven som Bibliothek der neuesten und wichtigsten Reisebeschreibungen, Bd 26. Är en översättning av "Description des cataractes et du canal de Trollhätta en Suède" och "Voyage pittoresque au Cap Nord"

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        Drei Figuren, durch genaue Wiedergabe ihrer Kleidung charakterisiert und durch eine vierte, angedeutete Figur im Hintergrund in einen losen inhaltlichen Zusammenhang gebracht: Straßenszene – u.a. mit flötendem Vagabund und armseligem Musikus (reitende Bäuerin und alter Mann in friderizianischer Tracht).

      - Pinsel in Schwarz und Aquarell, auf gelblichem Bütten, oben mit Bleistift bezeichnet „Fellner". 15,8:23,6 cm. Verso von älterer Hand bezeichnet „Dr. Ferd. Fellner 1799-1859 / Frkft, Bruder d. letzten herrschenden Bürgermeisters Konstantin F., der 1866 sich tötete". Provenienz: Sammlung H.K. Lempertz sen., Köln, Lugt 1337. Eine Zeichnung, die etwas von Fellners Humor sichtbar werden läßt und zugleich dokumentiert, wie vertraut Fellner – aufgrund seiner Studien – mit den Kostümen verschiedenster Epochen war. Nach dem Jurastudium hat sich der 1825 unter die Advokaten seiner Heimatstadt Aufgenommene autodidaktisch zum Maler ausgebildet. Im Oktober 1825 ging er nach München, wo ihn vornehmlich P. von Cornelius (1783-1867) beeinflusste. 1831 ließ er sich in Stuttgart nieder, wo er bis an sein Lebensende blieb. Seine hervorragendste Bedeutung hat Fellner als Zeichner, der aus Geschichte, Sage und Dichtung mit unerschöpflicher Phantasie immer neue Begebenheiten darstellte und sich dabei bewusst an den Charakter altdeutscher Kunst anschloß. Ein Teil seines zeichnerischen Nachlasses befindet sich heute im Städelschen Kunstintstitut, Frankfurt a.M.

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        Drei Figuren, durch genaue Wiedergabe ihrer Kleidung charakterisiert und durch eine vierte, angedeutete Figur im Hintergrund in einen losen inhaltlichen Zusammenhang gebracht: Straßenszene - u.a. mit flötendem Vagabund und armseligem Musikus (reitende Bäuerin und alter Mann in friderizianischer Tracht).

      . Pinsel in Schwarz und Aquarell, auf gelblichem Bütten, oben mit Bleistift bezeichnet "Fellner". 15,8:23,6 cm. Verso von älterer Hand bezeichnet "Dr. Ferd. Fellner 1799-1859 / Frkft, Bruder d. letzten herrschenden Bürgermeisters Konstantin F., der 1866 sich tötete". Provenienz: Sammlung H.K. Lempertz sen., Köln, Lugt 1337. Eine Zeichnung, die etwas von Fellners Humor sichtbar werden läßt und zugleich dokumentiert, wie vertraut Fellner - aufgrund seiner Studien - mit den Kostümen verschiedenster Epochen war.. Nach dem Jurastudium hat sich der 1825 unter die Advokaten seiner Heimatstadt Aufgenommene autodidaktisch zum Maler ausgebildet. Im Oktober 1825 ging er nach München, wo ihn vornehmlich P. von Cornelius (1783-1867) beeinflusste. 1831 ließ er sich in Stuttgart nieder, wo er bis an sein Lebensende blieb. Seine hervorragendste Bedeutung hat Fellner als Zeichner, der aus Geschichte, Sage und Dichtung mit unerschöpflicher Phantasie immer neue Begebenheiten darstellte und sich dabei bewusst an den Charakter altdeutscher Kunst anschloß. Ein Teil seines zeichnerischen Nachlasses befindet sich heute im Städelschen Kunstintstitut, Frankfurt a.M.

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        The Works of Sir William Jones. [With:] Supplemental volumes to the Works of Sir William Jones.

      London, 1799-1804.. Folio (250 x 305 mm). 6 vols. of Works, 3 vols. of Supplements, vol. 3 being: The Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Correspondence, of Sir William Jones, by Lord Teignmouth. A total of 9 vols. with 2 portraits and 84 plates (some folding). Splendidly bound in contemporary, uniform gilt tree calf, spines gilt in compartments with black spine labels.. First edition. - While serving as a judge of the high court at Calcutta, the British orientalist Sir William Jones (1746-94) became a student of ancient India and founded the Asiatic Society of Bengal. He is best known for his famous proposition that the Indo-European languages sprang from a common source and were genetically related - a suggestion soon to be proved by the linguist Franz Bopp. By the end of his life, Jones had learned 28 languages, including Arabic and Chinese, often by teaching himself. His scholarship helped to generate widespread interest in Eastern history, language and culture, and it led to new directions in linguistic research. Among his many efforts on behalf on the Arabic language and culture are his "Discourse on the Arabs" (I, 35 ff.), his discussion of Arabic idyllic poetry (II, 390 ff.) and Arabic poets in general (II, 587 ff.), his edition of an Arabic elegy by Mi'r Muhammed Husain, offered as an specimen of Arabic in his essay "On the orthography of Arabick words" (I, 212 ff., with plates III and V), as well as his edition of "The Mahomedan Law of Succession to the Property of Intestates in Arabick, Engraved on Copper Plates" (III, 467 ff.) and his study "On the introduction of Arabick into Persian" (Suppl. I, 251 ff.). - A fine set from the library of Marmaduke Wyvill (1791-1872), M.P. for York from 1820 to 1830, with his ownership to flyleaves.

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        Travels Through the United States of North America, The Country of the Iroquois, and Upper Canada in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797; with an Authentic Account of Lower Canada.

      Printed for R. Phillips . Sold By T. Hurst and J. Wallis . And By Carpenter and Co., London 1799 - Quarto. Volume 1 only [of 2 volumes]. Pp. xxiii, [1] - Errata, 642, [12] - index, [2] - publ. adverts. 1 engraved folding map of "the United States, Canada &c. .". Contemporary dark tree calf, rebacked in tan leather with original gilt-stamped maroon spine label laid-down, new endpapers, contemporary ink signature at head of title-page dated 1807. Offsetting of the text, foxing to prelims, otherwise a very good copy. "The work became a standard source book for the history of America and the close of the 18th-century." Howes L106; Sabin 39057; Lande 510 Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essays on philosophical subjects To which is prefixed an account of the life and writings of the author; by Dugdale Stewart

      Strasburgh: "sold by F. G. Levrault, printer and bookseller". 1799. "8vo, pp. [4], cxviii, 313;recent calf-backed marbled boards, red morocco label on gilt-paneled spine; nice copy of a rare edition of Smith's last book. Rothschild 1902 citing the first edition of 1795; 8 in OCLC, only Princeton and SMU in the U.S. ESTC locates only the copies at the National Library of Scotland and the Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne. "

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        Travels through the States of North America and the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, During the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797

      John Stockdale, London, UK 1799 - Narrative of the Irish explorer and artist's travels throughout the northeastern US and the area of Quebec. Weld's illustrations of Niagara Falls and other scenes are of note. All maps, plans, and plates are present. No advertisements at rear, lacks the rare errata sheet. Quarter leather over marbled paper boards, corners starting to fray. Some offsetting on endpapers and foxing to pages, few pencil notations, otherwise interior is clean. Howes W-235.; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 464 pp First Edition, First Printing; First Printing [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kurzgefaßtes System der gerichtlichen Arzneywissenschaft. Zweite verbesserte Ausgabe. ( angebunden: Derselbe: Gerichtlich-medizinische Abhandlungen. Ein Supplement zu seinem kurtzgefassten System der gerichtlichen Arzneywissenschaft, Wien, 1804.

      Mit v. Ghelenschen Schriften, Wien 1799 - (. weiter angebunden: Auserlesene medizinische Bibliothek: 43. Teil, enthält: *Metzgers medizinische Abhandlungen, zweyter Band, ebenfalls v. Ghelensche Schriften, Wien, 1804 ). Mit 5 n.n. Blätter ( incl. Titel und Vorrede ), 355 Seiten, die beiden angebundenen Schriften der gerichtlich-medizinischen Abhandlungen mit 3 n.n. Blättern, 136 Seiten / 3 n.n. Blättern, 128 Seiten. Diese 3 Teile zusammen in einem Halblederband der Zeit mitt goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken und 2 farbigen Rückenschildchen sowie rotem Buchschnitt, 8° ( 19,5 x 13 cm ). Inhalt u.a.: Inhalt u.a.: Nötige Eigenschaften des gerichtlichen Arztes - Hülfswissenschaften der gerichtlichen Arzneywissenschat / Tödlichkeit der Verletzungen im Allgemeinen - Tödlichkeit der Verletzungen nach ihren verschiedenen Gattungen - Tödlichkeit der Verletzungen der verschiedenen Teile des menschlichen Körpers nach ihrer Lage und Verrichtungen - Kopfverletzungen - Halsverletzungen - Brustverletzungen - Bauchverletzungen - Verletzungen der Extremitäten - Erstickungen - Selbstmord und zweifelhafte Todesarten / Zweifelhafte Geburtsfälle: Mißgeburten - Unreife Geburten - Früh- und spätreife Geburten - Zwillingen und untergeschobene Geburten - Todgefundene neugeborene Kinder - Todesarten neugeborener Kinder / Zweifelhafte Krankheiten: Vorgeschützte Krankheiten - Ungeschuldigte Krankheiten - Vom Wahnsinn / Vom menschlichen Alter und Dauer des Lebens / Gesetzwidriger Beischlaf: Verlust der Jungfrauschaft und Notzüchtigung Schwangerschaft - Unnatürlicher Beischlaf / Zweifel über Zeugungsvermögen: Männliches Zeugungsvermögen - Weibliches Zeugungsvermögen - Hermaphroditen. In den Supplementen u.a.: ( Supplement 1 ): Über die verschiedenen in Leichnamen zu untersuchenden Todesarten - Über früh- und spätreife Geburten - Über Geistesverirrungen - Über die Lungenprobe - Über den Vagitus uterius - Über Löffler's Zeichenlehre: ob ein Kind lebendig, oder tot zur Welt gekommen sei - Über die Folgen des unehelichen und unnatürlichen Beischlafs - Über Hospitäler / ( Supplement 2 ): Über Arsenikvergiftung und ihre Folgen - Über Opiumvergiftung und ihre Folgen - Über Hospitäler - Über Irrhäuser und Behandlung der Wahnsinnigen - Über einige neu errichtete Medizinalanstalten zu Königsberg - Über Verbesserung der Anstalten zur Rettung der Ertrunkenen. Der Einband etwas berieben, der schmale Einbandrücken zum oberen Kapital hin etwas wurmstichig, Vorsatz leicht leimschattig, innen einige Seiten gering fleckig, erste Seiten schwach wasserrandig, einige Seiten etwas angeknickt. ( Gewicht 650 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage aux sources du Nil par James Bruce ; Traduit de l’anglais par P. F. Henry ; Avec atlas composé d’une carte et vingt-deux planches gravées par Tardieu L’Aîné.

      A Paris, Aux Magasin des Romans Nouveaux, Chez Lepetit, Librairie, An VII [1798-99], 1799 - 9 vol. in-16° dont 1 atlas [t. 1 à 9] ; demi-veau vert Empire, dos lisse, filets or, titre or, tranches teintées marbrées, reliure uniforme de l’époque, très bel exemplaire De la Bibliothèque Portatives des Voyages. Édition complète illustrée d'1 carte repliée hors texte et de 22 planches hors texte. Un charmant petit ensemble.VERY NICE SET. COMPLET. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Royal Navy Manuscript Book of Signals and Instructions, Circa 1800

      Small 4to. Unpaginated. 105 pages of manuscript, many with watercolor drawings of flags and pennants. This manuscript is based on printed Royal Navy signal books which promulgated signaling systems devised in the late 1700s by tacticians such as Howe and Kempenfelt. According to the Maritime Museum at Greenwich, these manuscript signal books “are copies kept by officers who were not issued with a printed signal book, and preferred their own copy for easy reference; they are therefore usually pocket size. This practice was forbidden because of the danger of the code falling into enemy hands. However, there are a number of these in the collection and they often contain additional information, such as orders of battle and sailing, keys to both the British and French systems of coastal signals, pendant lists, etc. Many are finely executed and some are illustrated.” The first seven pages of this signal book illustrate flags and other types of signals, and explain the signaling system in use. Essentially, single flags displayed on various parts of the ship gave the key by which later messages were to be understood. They also transmitted urgent, simple messages such as "Enemy in Sight." Flags representing numbers were used to transmit two and three digit numerical signals. This section is followed by about sixty pages of "Significations" which give the meanings of the signals, by number, and correlate these signals with the appropriate page and article of the Navy's printed "Instructions." This was a sophisticated signaling system capable of transmitting complex messages very efficiently. This section is followed by shorter sections illustrating pendant signals and their significations, fog signals, night signals and "Private Ship Signals to the Admiral." The book is undated, but the paper is watermarked 1799 and the ships named (on a single fold out sheet) seem to date from the period of the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. Bound in sailcloth over boards. Some of the pages are grubby from use, but all are legible and in good repair. There are about a dozen pages of colored flag illustrations.

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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; and illustrated with maps, charts, and views

      London: Pr. by S. Gosnell for T. Chapman 4to (28.5 cm, 11.25"). [12], c, 420, [12] pp.; 7 fold. maps, 6 plts.. 1799 First edition. This account of a mission to Polynesia and Tahiti (funded by the London Missionary Society) supplies, it must be said, much more by way of the missionary travellers' interested observations of lands and people's exotic to them than it does reports of the proselytizations they pursued; it was compiled by chief mate William Wilson from his own journals and those of Captain James Wilson. Dr. Thomas Haweis, co-founder of the London Missionary Society, edited the work and the Rev. Samuel Greatheed provided (anonymously) the "Preliminary discourse; containing a geographical and historical account of the islands where missionaries have settled, and of others with which they are connected." The Hill catalogue says, "The narrative is fresh, although sometimes naive, and provides a glimpse of everyday life on the islands that the mariner or naturalist didn't consider worth reporting." There is a most interesting Appendix, also, canvassing everything from native dress to houses to dances to cookery to canoes to marriage and the place of women to funeral customs — not forgetting human sacrifice and sports. The volume is illustrated with six plates and seven oversized, folding maps, and includes an extensive list of subscribers. An inferior, less expensive edition appeared in the same year, printed by Gillet; the present example is sometimes identified as the Gosnell edition to distinguish it from the Gillet production. Contemporary reverse sheep, framed and panelled in blind, spine with leather title-label; leather peeling at extremities, front joint repaired and back one starting from head, spine with label rubbed and two compartments discolored. Hinges (inside) reinforced with cloth tape; front free endpaper lacking. Front pastedown with institutional bookplates; dedication leaf with pressure-stamp in upper margin and rubber-stamped numeral in lower margin. Title-page and dedication with offsetting to margins; title-page with small hole not touching text. First map foxed, with tears along two folds; sixth map with jagged tear along one inner corner; other maps lightly foxed. Occasional stray small spots of staining and some offsetting from plates onto opposing pages; a few page edges slightly ragged. In sum, in fact, a sound, clean, and pleasant volume.

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        Reise nach den Maskarenischen oder Französisch Afrikanischen Inseln Ile de France und Bourbon in den Jahren 1801 und 1802.

      . Nebst Beschreibung seiner Reisen nach dem Vulkan auf der Insel Bourbon. ANGEBUNDEN: Skjöldebrand, A. F.: Beschreibung der Wasserfälle und des Kanals von Trollhätta in Schweden und Reise nach dem Nordkap im Jahre 1799. UND: Haringman, H.: Tagebuch einer Reise nach Marokko 2 Bände. Weimar, Landes-Industrie-Comptoir, 1805 (Bibliothek der neuesten und wichtigsten Reisebeschreibungen, Band 25 u. 26). 1 Bl., X, 676 S.; 196 S. mit 2 gefalt. gest. Karten; XXIV, 239 S. mit 3 gefalt. gest. Karten; LII, 123 S. Ppbde d. Zt. Etwas berieben u. bestoßen, Bibl.-Stempel auf Titel und Karten verso, farbiges Wappen-Exlibris und kleiner handschriftlicher Vermerk auf Vorsatz. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Der französische Naturforscher Bory de Saint-Vincent hat sich besonders um die Kunde der Kanarischen Inseln und der Maskarenen verdient gemacht. Er nahm an der Expedition des N. Baudin teil, die im Oktober 1800 Le Havre verließ. Über Teneriffa und das Kap der Guten Hoffnung wurde Mauritius (Ile de France) im März 1801 erreicht, wo er von Bord ging, um sich der Untersuchung dieser und der benachbarten Insel Bourbon (Reunion) zu widmen. Naturwissenschaftliche Studien waren sein Hauptanliegen. Der 2. Band enthält: "Naturgeschichte der Maskarenischen Inseln, die beiden organischen Naturreiche, und mehrere neue Entdeckungen in denselben betreffend." Seine Beschreibungen beider Inseln brachten eine bedeutende Erweiterung der bisherigen Kenntnis. Die schönen Karten zeigen die beiden Inseln. - Engelmann 102; Henze I, 303 ff..

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        Essai sur les Sépultures. Composé en l'an 4, et déposé au Département de la Seine, le 11 Nivôse, an 7, avec les Plans, Coupes et Elévations du Monument projeté.

      A Paris, de l'Imprimerie de R. Jacquin, s.d. (1799). - in-8. 19pp. Cartonnage moderne à la Bradel. Edition Originale de cet opuscule contenant les propositions de l'auteur pour réorganiser les cimetières parisiens et rénover la célébration des morts d'après les principes laïcs hérités de la Révolution. Le mémoire décrit la disposition et les monuments des cimetières imaginée par l'auteur, avec différentes considérations techniques sur la sépulture. Pierre Giraud était architecte du Palais de Justice du département de la Seine et son projet incluait la création d'un grand cimetière sur la butte du Mont Parnasse. Ce cimetière vit finalement le jour en 1824 et il constitue aujourd'hui l'une des plus grande nécropoles de Paris. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Account of the Dissection of an Hermaphrodite Dog. To Which Are Prefixed, Some Observations on Hermaphrodites in General

      London: (W.Bulmer and Co), 1799. Quarto, folding plate, 24 pp., very good; new wrappers. Explaining the mystery of Bessborough's dog. Explaining the mystery of Lord Bessborough's dog (see previous), Sir Everard Home discusses hermaphroditism in all manner of animals including man, referring to anatomists such as Hunter, Baron Haller, and Cheselden, and making ample use of the famous Hunterian anatomical collections: he had acted for a while as assistant to his brother-in-law the surgeon John Hunter, whose collection of more than thirteen thousand anatomical specimens now forms the basis of the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. With a sang-froid shocking today, Sir Everard even discusses the purchase of a woman from the Dominicans in the West Indies by General Melville. But the key purpose of the essay is to discuss Lord Bessborough's dog, whose sex organs are displayed on the folding plate: "A favourite dog of Lord Bessborough's, which had lived in the family for many years, was observed to have no teats, and never to have been in heat, although, to appearance, a perfectly formed bitch in all other respects: those circumstances being made known to Sir Joseph Banks, he requested, that when the animal died, it be sent to him...".Sir Everard's article appeared as pp. 157-178 of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society for January 1789, but this is a separately paginated offprint (in other words not simply excised from the journal printing). Offprints like this were usually provided to the author to distribute privately, and like this example can be rare today.

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