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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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        Quintus Horatius Flaccus

      Paris:: Petrus Didot,. 1799.. Limited edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. The "Louvre Edition", limited to 250 copies, copy of the Comte de la Bedoyere, one of the great French book collectors of his day, in the original red French papered boards. Signed "No. 97 quatre vingt dix septieme sur deux cents cinquante, P. Didot, l'aine" (viij). A limited edition of 250, of which this is number 97, and signed by the publisher, Pierre Didot, the elder. Pierre Didot (1760 - 1853) was a third generation member of the prominent Parisian publishing family, Didot, renowned for the immaculate quality of their books. This edition of Horace is one of the famous "Louvre editions", and belonged to one of the great French book collectors of his day, the Comte de la Bedoyere. The importance of these luxury editions, printed on the highest quality wove paper, illustrated by the leading artists of the period in the Neoclassical style, and printed in a new type face designed exclusively for these editions, cannot be understated. "Pierre and his younger brother Firmin (1764?-1836) took over the family business in 1789. Among their first projects was a supremely luxurious suite of the works of canonical authors from antiquity and France known as the "Louvre editions" because they were launched when the firm occupied a studio space in the Musee du Louvre. The distinction of this set of folios resides in its scale, abounding illustrations, and its consequentially exorbitant production costs. Though it was not a commercial success, these books endure as Pierre's crowning achievement among the hundreds of editions he produced in his career, and easily the most significant illustrated set of books in the period." (Metropolitan Museum of Art, Elizabeth M. Rudy, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History: "Pierre Didot The Elder (1761 - 1853)". Didot himself, in a letter to Talleyrand, said of the Horace, "la superiorite d'execution de cet ouvrage... l'emporte evidemment sur celle [du] Virgile... La gravure des vignettes est un chef-d'oeuvre". These vignettes were engraved by Girardet, Beisson et Coiny after drawings by Charles Percier, the Neoclassical architect (1764-1838). This volume Includes the Odes, Epodes, Satires, Epistles, and Ars Poetica. From the collection of one of the great French bibliophiles of the nineteenth century, with the armorial leather bookplate of Comte H. de la Bedoyere inside front board. The count (1782-1861) put together one of the great private collections in Europe but was forced to sell at auction, from which he bought back several thousand. De la Bedoyere focussed on the French Revolution. He rebuilt his collection a second time; it was auctioned a year after his death. Elephant folio, 404pp. With 12 engraved vignettes from designs by Charles Percier, of Roman reliefs, in the Neoclassical style. Original french red papered boards, with gilt title on the original black leather spine label. Covers and spine somewhat rubbed. Some restoration at the inner hinge of half -title. Text bright. Moss II, 33. Dibdin, 117. Brunet III, 323. Graesse III, 356. See Lowndes, 1114; Peck, 845. OCLC: 841632949. A magnificent copy in the original binding.

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        Connaissance des tems, al'usage des Astronomes et des Navigateurs pour l'an X

      Paris: l'Imprimerie de la République, Fructidor, An VII, that is circa August, 1799. Octavo, folding world map and two folding tables, some spotting; an attractive copy in contemporary marbled calf, gilt, red spine label. French longitude tables for 1802/1803. A handsome copy of this rare work by the French Bureau des Longitudes, for use by naval officers for the year 1802 and 1803. The volume includes a handsome map of the world showing the track of a solar eclipse that occurred in August of that year.Much like the British equivalent (see previous) these French tables were being published far in advance of the year under review, in this case published in August 1799 but describing the calendar for the late 1802/early 1803 (that is, year 10 of the French Republican Calendar). This of course relates to the use of the tables on long voyages of exploration particularly, and given how hard the French Ministry of the Marine was working to outfit the 1800-1804 Baudin voyage (the most famous example being their publishing of direct copies of the Matthew Flinders map of Bass Strait), it is no stretch to suggest that the planned expedition was one of the reasons this work was issued, especially as this is a truly global work with the tables of differences in observed meridians stretching all the way to the Pacific and Nouvelle Hollande.

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        Manuscrit. - Compte que le General Bernadotte Conseiller d'etat rend des operations de la division d'Artillerie et du Genie pendant son ministere. Artillerie.

      1799,. in-8vo, cahier non relie de 20 ff. manuscrites, entre 20 et 22 lignes p.p., avec plusieurs ratures et corrections dans le texte, sur la premiere page, sous le titre est note: "Ce projet de compte rendu et annote de la main du Min. de la guerre Bernadotte en destin a ma soeur Mme Braeterhaffer(?)". A l'interieur est collee une petite gravure: le portrait de l'auteur (Gerard pinx -Fr. Bolt sc.).. Bernadotte (Jean-Baptiste) 1763-1844. Ne a Pau, il s'engage comme soldat en 1780 et est sous-officier au moment de la revolution. Il est nomme general de brigade par Kleber en 1794. En 1798, il epouse Desiree Clary, belle-soeur de Joseph Bonaparte et ancienne maitresse du general Bonaparte. Ministre de la guerre en 1799, il est remplace peu avant le coup d'Etat de brumaire, auquel il refuse de s'associer. Marechal de France en 1804, il est nomme gouverneur du Hanovre la meme annee. Napoleon ecrivait le 5 juin 1805 a son frere Joseph : "Vous sentez que, lorsque j'ai donne le titre de duc et de prince a Bernadotte, c'est en consideration de votre femme ; car j'ai dans mon armee des generaux qui m'ont mieux servi et sur l'attachement desquels je puis plus compter. Mais j'ai pense qu'il convenait que le beau-frere de la reine de Naples eut un rang distingue chez vous". Bernadotte participe aux campagnes de 1805, 1806 et de 1807, et est nomme gouverneur des villes hanseatiques. Ayant donne du mecontentement a l'Empereur lors de la bataille de Wagram, il rentre a Paris puis se rend a Anvers ou il prend le commandement des troupes rassemblees pour s'opposer au debarquement des Anglais dans l'ile de Walcheren. Elu prince hereditaire de Suede par les Etats de Suede, il se tourne contre Napoleon en 1813 et prend part au cote des Allies aux campagnes de 1813 en Allemagne. En 1818, il succede a Charles XIII et monte sur le trone sous le nom de Charles XIV.Ce projet manuscrit aboutira dans la publication (tres rare): "Compte rendu par le general Bernadotte, ex-ministre de la guerre, de l'administration de ce departement, depuis le 15 messidor an 7, jusqu'au 29 fructidor suivant ; presente aux Consuls de la Republique le 1er germinal, an 8 de la Republique francaise, une et indivisible". Paris, de l'imprimerie de la Republique, 99 pp. Dans ce compte rendu Bernadotte justifie son action et montre tous les efforts (reels) qu'il accomplit, dans les domaines militaires (effectifs, mouvements des troupes, materiels d'artillerie, genie) et administratifs (subsistances, approvisionnements, equipements, hopitaux, invalides, budgets, comptabilite). De nombreux tableaux donnent des etats tres precis.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. http://www.1789-1815.com/p_bernadotte.htm http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_XIV_Jean_de_Suede

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

      respectfully submitted to the approbation of the Board of Agriculture, and to the consideration of the legislature.Goldsmiths 17721. With a total of 5 further locations in OCLC & ESTC (BL + NLS + Un. of Natal + Un. Michigan + Un. Wisconsin). The slight 1st ed., published in 1797, has a mere IV + 27pp. and one plate. ESTC & OCLC locate copies at 7 libraries worldwide.Alexander Cumming (1733-1814), watchmaker, inventor and "mechanician", is best remembered for his design and manufacture of clocks and watches. (But see further note on following item in this catalogue).In the present work, Cumming advocates the use of cylindrical wheel-rims in place of "tapering rims now universally used". It includes descriptions and illustrations of apparatus used by Cumming in his experiments. "As this Essay can only be considered as the basis of a system for the preservation and improvement of roads, private as well as public, I have bestowed much thought, for some time past, on the means that would best answer, to gain all the advantages that might reasonably be expected from a voluntary and universal use of cylindrical wheels; but as the attention of Parliament is at this time engaged in matters of such importance, as in a great measure to exclude the consideration of domestic improvements, no attempt has been hitherto made to bring it under discussion. It was on that account that I declined having this Essay inserted in the last volume of the Communications to the Board of Agriculture, with the other Essays on Roads, although the late President applied to me repeatedly for that purpose .....". [pp.3-4].4to., two folding engraved plates, the first of which is mounted on a stub as a frontispiece, one small text figure, 66pp., contemporary half calf over marbled boards with a coroneted monogram on upper cover, neatly rebacked gilt. A very good copy sometime in the library of the Franklin Institute (book label on front pastedown and ink stamp on blank verso of title only)., 1799. Second edition: very rare.. respectfully submitted to the approbation of the Board of Agriculture, and to the consideration of the legislature. Goldsmiths 17721. With a total of 5 further locations in OCLC & ESTC (BL + NLS + Un. of Natal + Un. Michigan + Un. Wisconsin). The slight 1st ed., published in 1797, has a mere IV + 27pp. and one plate. ESTC & OCLC locate copies at 7 libraries worldwide.Alexander Cumming (1733-1814), watchmaker, inventor and "mechanician", is best remembered for his design and manufacture of clocks and watches. (But see further note on following item in this catalogue).In the present work, Cumming advocates the use of cylindrical wheel-rims in place of "tapering rims now universally used". It includes descriptions and illustrations of apparatus used by Cumming in his experiments. "As this Essay can only be considered as the basis of a system for the preservation and improvement of roads, private as well as public, I have bestowed much thought, for some time past, on the means that would best answer, to gain all the advantages that might reasonably be expected from a voluntary and universal use of cylindrical wheels; but as the attention of Parliament is at this time engaged in matters of such importance, as in a great measure to exclude the consideration of domestic improvements, no attempt has been hitherto made to bring it under discussion. It was on that account that I declined having this Essay inserted in the last volume of the Communications to the Board of Agriculture, with the other Essays on Roads, although the late President applied to me repeatedly for that purpose .....". [pp.3-4]. 4to., two folding engraved plates, the first of which is mounted on a stub as a frontispiece, one small text figure, 66pp., contemporary half calf over marbled boards with a coroneted monogram on upper cover, neatly rebacked gilt. A very good copy sometime in the library of the Franklin Institute (book label on front pastedown and ink stamp on blank verso of title only).

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        Arte Pirotecnia.

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

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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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        Drei Gärtnerinnen bei der Arbeit.

      - Pinsel in Grau und Braun, über Bleistift, mit Bleistiftlinie umrandet, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: Lilie. Darstellungsgröße 11:14 cm, Blattgröße 20,4:23,7 cm. Skizzenbuchblatt. Hill war in Darmstadt als Bildnis- und Miniaturmaler tätig. Er war Freund und Lehrer der Prinzen Friedrich und Christian, der Söhne des Landgrafen Ludwig XI. von Hessen. 1799 wurde er Hofmaler, 1823 Hofrat. Im Besitz des letzten Großherzogs von Hessen befand sich ein Skizzenbuch mit mehr als 300 Bildnisstudien.

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        Lettera autografa firmata le 7eme de Janvier 1799 dello scrittore, erudito e uomo politico inglese, diplomatico alla Corte di Napoli e in seguito ambasciatore britannico presso l'Impero Ottomano, autore di numerose pubblicazioni sulla storia e la letteratura classica (Hercanulesia, 1810; Essay on a Punic inscription found in the island of Malta, 1810; Oedipus Judaicus, 1811) diretta a Tommaso De Ocheda, bibliotecario di Lord George John Spencer, su questioni bibliografiche, due pagine in - 8. "M. Drummond va publier à la fin de sa nouvelle édition de Perse un catalogue raisonné qui doit renfermer toutes les copies dont parlent les bibliographes, en faisantmention de cet auteur. Il croit pourtant qu'il y a quelques éditions trés rares dans la collection de milord Spencer absolument inconnues des commentateurs...". Indirizzo autografo e sigillo in ceralacca rossa alla quarta (lacuna non lede il testo).

      

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        Die Kunst zu Tuschen und mit Wasserfarben :

      1799. MEYNIER, Johann Heinrich. Die Kunst zu Tuschen und mit Wasserfarben : sowohl in Miniatur, als in Gouache und in Aberlischer-oder Aquarell-Manier, Landschaften, Porträte, und andere Gegenstände zu mahlen : nebst Vorausgeschickten Bemerkungen über die Kunst zu zeichnen. xvi, 301, [3] pp. Illustrated with 8 leaves of plates, of which 2 are folding and 1 is hand coloured. 8vo., bound in contemporary boards. Leipzig: Bey Heinrich Gräff, 1799.A rare manual for artists by the author of Neues theoretisch-praktisches Zeichenbuch zum Selbstunterricht für alle Stände, which was published from 1798 to 1804. Both works devote a substantial amount to the subject of colour and this one contains a large folding plate which shows 784 different colours. Very rare, with OCLC listing only 2 copies in the US, Yale and the National Gallery and 4 in Europe. A little waterstaining at the beginning, but nevertheless a good copy.

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        Voyage par le Cap de Bonne-Espérance à Batavia, à Bantam et au Bengale, en 1768, 69, 70 et 71. [AND] Voyage par le Cap de Bonne-Espérance et Batavia, à Samarang, à Macassar, à Amboine, et à Surate, en 1774, 75, 76, 77 et 78.

      Paris: Chez H.J. Jansen, Imprimeur-Libraire, L'An VIme, 1798. [AND] Paris: Chez H.J. Jansen, Imprimeur-Libraire, An VII De La République Française, [1799]. - I: viii, 434, [ii]pp. With the half-title present. With three folding engraved maps. II: Two volumes. I: 386pp.; II: 361pp., [vii]pp. {i is blank, ii-vii comprise errata}. With the half-titles present. Two folding engraved maps (one a plan) and four engraved plates (three folding- view of the château of Batavia, view of the port of Amboine et a view of Babiroussa). Octavo. Uniformly bound in contemporary calf. First French editions.

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        Thesauri Morelliani (complete in Three Volumes)

      Amsterdam: Jacobi a Wetstein, 1799. Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Tomus Primus, "Commentaria in XII priorum Imperatoum Romanorum Numismata Aurea, Argentea, & Aerea..." was published in Amsterdam in 1799 by Jacobi a Wetstein; Tomus Secundus, "Commentarius in Familiarum Romantarum Numismata Omnis..." was published in Amsterdam in 1734 by J. Wetsteinium et J. Smith, and Tomus Tertius "Continens in XII priorum Imperatoum Romanorum Numismata Aurea, Argentea, & Aerea..." was published in Amsterdam in 1799 by Jacobi a Wetstein. These three large, handsome volumes have a uniform binding of (soiled) white vellum. This middle volume is also labeled Familiarum Romanarum while the other 2 are labeled Imeratorum Romanorum and we are not familiar enough with the work to know what this means. Other than the soil on the vellum, these books are clean, tight, basically square and internally unmarked. The front boards have some bow with volume I having the more pronounced. Volumes I and II have 2 small bookplates on the front paste down and volume III has one. There are a few small notes on the paste downs. The pages are foxed, but not badly. Volume I has 736 pages, volume II has 664 plus index, while volume III is comprised of black & white illustrations (mainly of coins) that reference back to the first two volumes. Volume I & II also have illustrations at the front. The spines have 8 raised bands.

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

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

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        A detailed order to outfit one of the first armed ships to patrol the Mississippi, named the Senator Ross

      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 30, 1799. 8" x 12.75". "Manuscript Document Signed, ""Isaac Craig / DQmg"" [Deputy Quartermaster general], 1p, laid paper, 8"" x 12.75"", Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 30, 1799. An order to Assistant Quartermaster James G. Heron at Fort Fayette to ""issue for the use for the Galley Senator Ross the following articles."" The order specifies, ""Fifty six pounds of Oakam / Fifty Gallons of Tar / Six Gallon of Fish Oil / Forty five pounds of Rosin / Twenty eight pounds of White lead / Twenty eight pounds Red Lead / Fourteen pounds Black paint or Oil of of Lampblack / One quart of Spirits Turpentine / One pound of Litharge / Two pounds Chalk / Two lbs Boat nails / Two lbs 10d. nails / Eleven lbs Spikes / Seventy eight lbs 21/4 inch rope / Eighty nine lb, 1 inch rope / One Camp kettle / One Scrubbing brush / two sweeping brooms"". Also specified are the ""American colours"" which included, ""One Ensign / One Jack / One Pendant."" Docketed on the verso, ""Sundrys for Galley / March 30th 1799 / Rec[eive]d the within / Clinton Butler."" Folds lightly toned on the verso, else fine condition. Professionally encapsulated for preservation, with a brief description of the galley taped to the plastic, not on the original document.Somewhere on the banks of the Allegheny, at Pittsburgh, likely on or near Fort Fayette, two armed galleys, the President Adams and the Senator Ross, were built under the supervision of Major Isaac Craig in 1798. They were to be used on the lower Mississippi River in the event of war with France and Spain. According the Naval Historical Center website, the ""Senator Ross was a galley built at Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1798 by John Taylor to protect commerce on the Mississippi. No records of her service have been found."" However, according to the Papers of the War Department, correspondence between Isaac Craig, James McHenry and Alexander Hamilton, the Senator Ross launched with pride, with Major Craig confident that the galley ""will far exceed the Spanish naval capability currently on the Mississippi. He asks for instructions as soon as possible, and details plans for hiring a crew."" Alexander Hamilton recommends the Senator Ross be directed to the ""lower posts of the Mississippi and manned by officers and men detached from the line who have the necessary marine knowledge."" Apparently, the Senator Ross was directed by Colonel John Francis Hamtramck to go to Fort Massac, to assist with the protection of the fort. Hamilton then writes to James McHenry stating that although he still believes the Senator Ross should be sent ""to the lower posts on the Mississippi River, he concedes that McHenry's decision for the boat to remain at Fort Massac has merit.""According to the Memorandum Book commencing May 19, 1794, in the Craig Papers (Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh) , both the John Adams and the Senator Ross were ""forty-five feet in length and thirteen in beam. They had two masts and were equipped with sails and rigging brought from the East. There were thirty oars of differing lengths and the row-benches were constructed so that they could be folded away."" Neville B. Craigg in, The History of Pitisburgh (Pittsburgh, 1851), states that her armament consisted of a 24-pounder and several swivels.""What became of the galley Senator Ross is worthy of additional research."

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, TO MR. JOHN GROOM, ASSESSOR AT THE COURTHOUSE OF THE PARISH OF ST. MARY BOURNE]

      [England]. February 25, 1799.. One sheet, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches. 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." DAB XIX, pp.11-15. Helen A. Cooper, JOHN TRUMBULL: THE HAND AND SPIRIT OF A PAINTER (Yale, 1982), pp.10-11. John Trumbull, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF COLONEL JOHN TRUMBULL (Yale, 1953).

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        MARSCHLINS (ZWITSERLAND); PHILANTROPIN; VON SALIS; ARNZ --- Album amicorum van een scholier aan het 'Philantropin', een opleidingsinstituut op filantropische grondslag, gevestigd van 1771-1777 in het Slot Marschlins in Zwitserland, daarna te Dessau. Oblong album, geheel leren band met goudstempeling, goud op snee, met 28 bijdragen uit de jaren 1772-1776.

      - Het boekje is later, in 1799, gebruikt als 'Gesang Buch' door Peter Arnz: 38 pagina's met getekend muziekschrift en de teksten van psalmen. Onder de naam Peter Arnz een afdruk van diens lak cachet (wapen met vogeltje in het midden). De 28 inschrijvingen in het album amicorum zijn alle voorzien van de plaats waar het inschrijven plaats vond: Marschlins. De bijdragen zijn veelal in oud Duits schrift en daardoor (voor mij) slecht leesbaar. Redelijk duidelijk zijn de namen: Jos. Casp. Lavater, Aunant, J.S. Roulet, L. Rivetz, Lynres, Pietro Olgiaty, Charles Fr. Dassier uit Geneve, Jacques Martin uit Geneve, Jacob Godeffroy uit Hamburg, Philippe Keill uit Nantes, J. Delarue, G. Planta uit Samada, Ambrosius Planta uit Wildenberg, M. de Buot uit Como; Barth. Grass VDM; G.S. Rascher, J.J. Birtaur, Joh. Rodolfo de Salice; F. en D. Chabanel, Chr. Joh. von Blügne en Carl Ulisses de Salis. De laatste (1762-1818) zou een bekend Zwitser botanist worden en publiceerde in 1793 een reisbeschrijving door Napels. De familie (von) Planta behoorde tot de stichters van het Philantropin, toen nog in Schloss Haldenstein. AA031/M9557

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

      Hamburg, Perthes 1799.. Erstausgabe. Kl. 8°. IV, 283 Seiten. Halbleder. Goldprägung auf Rücken. Einband und Kanten berieben. Sonst sehr gut erhalten.; 1.

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        Erster Entwurf eines Systems der Naturphilosophie (First Sketch of a System of the Philosophy of Nature)

      Christian Ernst Gabler, Jena & Leipzig 1799 - TP + [i]-[ii] = Vorrede + [I]-X + half title + [3]-321 + [322] = Verbesserungen, Octavo. First Edition.Schelling "believed that the fundamental aim of the sciences was the interpretation of nature as a unity, and therefore the proper study of all science was force. He tried to show that mechanical, chemical, electrical, and vital forces were all different manifestations of the same underlying force in Erster Entwruf eines Systems der Naturphilosophie and in Einleitung zu dem Entwurf eines Systems der Naturphilosophie oder über den Begriff der spekulativen Physic, he depicted this force as 'pure activity'. He saw nature as an infinite self-activity, realizing itself in finite matter but forever unexhausted, forever short of completely realizing itself. He felt that he had thus found a parallel in the physical universe for Kant's idea of the moral universe as practical reason forever striving toward an unattainable ideal." (EP, Vol. 7, p. 306) Contemporary marbled paste boards with moderate rubbing to corners. Worn on front spine edge. Head and toe of spine lightly worn. Hand-written paper label to spine. Contemporary ink signature to front end paper: "Guita (?) Sigismund". Text lightly browned throughout. A very nice copy. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Oekonomisch-technologische Encyklopädie, oder allg. System der Staats- Stadt- Haus- und Landwirtschaft und der Kunstgeschichte in alphab. Ordnung: 76. Teil von Lein bis Leinzieher.

      Pauli, Berlin 1799 - ( Sechsundsiebzigster Teil - Erste Ausgabe ) Mit einem gestochen Porträt ( Johann Christian Carl Loewe ), gestochener Titelvignette, 795 Seiten. Mit 15 teils mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln ( so vollständig ), Ohldr mit farbigem Rückenschildchen und leichter Rückenvergoldung, 8° ( 20 x 12 cm ). Der vorliegende Band beschäftigt sich ausschließlich mit der Herstellung und Verarbeitung von Leinen und den Stichworten: Lein, Leinengarn, Leinengarnbleiche, Leinenkanten, Leinenlumpen, Leinenwäsche, Leinöl, Leinsame, Leinwand, Leindwandbleiche, Leinwandfärberei, Leinwandhandel, Leinwandmanufactur ( 135 Seiten ), Leinweber. Einband stark berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Einbandrücken an den Kapitalen etwas beschädigt sowie mit Rest einer alten Bibliotheksmarke. Innen Titelblatt mit altem Stempel, Seiten teils gering stock- oder braunfleckig, desgleichen die Kupfertafeln. Hinterer Vorsatz mit handschriftlicher Nummerierung. - selten - ( Gewicht 650 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        DON JUAN VENTURA MORALES, CONTADOR PRINCIPAL DE EXERCITO Y REAL HACIENDA DE LA PROVINCIAS DE LA LUISIANA Y FLORIDA OCCIDENTAL...DON JEAN BONAVENTURE MORALES, CONTADOR PRINCIPAL D'ARMEE & FINANCES DES PROVINCES DE LA LOUISIANE & FLORIDE OCCIDENTALE...[caption title]

      New Orleans: [Printed by Jean Baptiste Le Seur Fontaine], July 1799.. 11pp. Folio. Sewn, spine reinforced with later plain paper. Mild toning, contemporary ink marginalia, last leaf with some loss along the fold lines, touching a few words in the inscription. Docketed on verso of last leaf. Very good, in a half leather slipcase. An important and significant of thirty-eight articles detailing the controversial manner in which lands in west Florida and Louisiana were divided amongst new inhabitants. These regulations stipulated, among other things, that new landowners given land along the Mississippi were required to build levees and canals, maintain the royal roads, and build bridges over all canals within the first year of settling, or risk losing their land. The author, Juan Ventura Morales was the chief intendant for the Spanish government between 1796- 99, a position that gave him jurisdiction over various matters involving commerce and justice. In 1799 the Spanish government passed new regulations giving Morales shared authority over the land office, though Morales claimed to have sole authority to grant land. The Governor refused to recognize Morales' authority, despite the Crown's eventual support of Morales's self-proclaimed powers. The present document was issued by Morales as an announcement of his new authority, printed in New Orleans in two columns of parallel French and Spanish. Very rare; this is the only New Orleans imprint Jumonville records for this year, noting copies at Historic New Orleans Foundation and the Bancroft Library only. The present copy is possibly from the famous Parsons collection, dispersed in 1928. Any New Orleans imprints from the Spanish period are extremely rare, and about half of those that survive are broadsides. Most, such as the present item, survive in only a few copies. EVANS 35741. JUMONVILLE NEW ORLEANS 58. McMURTRIE (NEW ORLEANS) 44.

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        Reisen im Innern von Afrika Auf Veranstaltung der afrikanischen Gesellschaft in den Jahren 1795-1797 unternommen von Mungo Park, Wundarzt Aus dem Englischen Mit Kupfern

      Berlin, Haude und Spener, 1799. . Hard Cover.

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        1799 ?A MAP OF THE TENNASSEE GOVERNMENT FROM THE LATEST SURVEYS? John Payne FRAMED

      Low and Willis, New York 1799 - (Maps) PAYNE, John. A MAP OF THE TENNASSEE GOVERNMENT FROM THE LATEST SURVEYS. New York: Low and Willis, 1799. Engraved for inclusion in Payne?s ?A New and Complete System of Universal Geography? Map measures 7.25 x 15.5 in.; framed piece measures 16 x 24 in. Uncolored. Prior fold lines visible. Small toning spot in lower corner. Very Good condition. This early Tennessee map details the topography and notes the early Kentucky Road as it winds down to the Holsten River, where Ross's Ironworks are located. The map also traces the Mississippi, Tennessee, and Cumberland Rivers, and extends as far south as the northern portion of what would become Alabama. The early settlements of Nashville, Knoxville and Clerksville are shown, and Fort Massac is noted on the Ohio River. Similar ?References? and spelling of ?Wedth? indicate this map was copied from Reid?s 1795 version. Reid?s map was copied from Gen. Daniel Smith?s original 1794 issue, though neither Reid?s nor Payne?s versions make note of the use of his surveys.

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        A Treatise on the Plague and Yellow Fever

      Salem (Mass.): B. B. Macanulty, 1799. First EditionFirst printing.. Very good with a recent, very attractive 1/4 leather spine with what appear to be very early marbled paper covered boards and new end sheets. The pages of the text block are uniformly tanned with occasional spots of foxing. Without a dust jacket. Published according to act of Congress. 568 pages of text including a 23 page appendix. The book is in three parts. Part I contains 370 pages which is devoted to The Plague. Part II runs from pages 371 to 544 and it is devoted to Yellow Fever. The third part is the 23 page appendix "containing histories of the plague at Athens in the time of the Peloponnesian War: at Constatntinople in the time of Justinian; at London in 1665; at Marseilles in 1720; &c." Lacking the errata sheet at the end of the text and the folding table. (Evans, 36465)

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        Illustration zum Nibelungenlied: Dietrich von Bern tötet Hagen.

      - Bleistift, auf Velin. 24,5:16 cm. Verso: Bleistiftskizze desselben Motivs. Provenienz: Aus dem Nachlaß der Familie Fellner, Frankfurt am Main. Literatur: V. Schauz, Ferdinand Fellner (1799-1859). Ein Beitrag zur illustrativen Kunst des 19. Jahrhunderts. Diss. Univ. Stuttgart 1975/76, S. 76ff. Vergleichsliteratur: Ausst. Katalog: H.R. Hoetink, Duitse tekeningen uit de 18e en 19e eeuw. Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, 1964, Nr. 31 mit Abb. 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 Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt a.M.

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        Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa:

      London: by W. Bulmer and Co. for the author; and sold by G. and W. Nicol,, 1799. 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. By Major Rennell. Quarto (257 × 204 mm). Contemporary streaked calf, black morocco label to spine, flat spine, compartments formed by a gilt volute roll, containing an attractive swagged sun in splendour tool, boards with dog-tooth roll panel in blind enclosing a triple fillet panel, the first gilt, edges spotted in blue. Fine stipple-engraved portrait of Park by Dickinson after Henry Edridge, 3 engraved maps (2 hand coloured in outline) and 5 engraved plates. A little rubbed at the extremities, light browning, some offsetting from the plates, but overall a very good copy in an attractive contemporary binding. First Edition. "Written in a straightforward, unpretentious, narrative style, [Park's Travels] gave readers their first realistic description of everyday life in west Africa, depicted without the censorious, patronising contempt which so often has disfigured European accounts of Africa. For though Park disliked what he perceived as the superstitions of paganism and the bigotry of Islam, and regretted that 200 years of acquaintance with Europeans had left them totally ignorant of Christianity, he presented the people he met as people basically like himself" (ODNB). "Until the publication of Park's book in 1799 hardly anything was known of the interior of Africa, apart from the north-east region and coastal areas ... Park's Travels had an immediate success and was translated into most European languages. It has become a classic of travel literature, and its scientific observations on the botany and meteorology of the region, and on the social and domestic life of the Negroes, have remained of lasting value. Park's career was short but he made the first great practical advance in the opening-up of Central Africa. Park did not solve the problem of the Niger: he believed it to be a tributary of the Nile or to be really identical with the Congo; but he set the further exploration of the region in the right direction" (PMM). Attractive armorial bookplate of Thomas Courtenay Warner, prominent Walthamstow landowner, whose son Sir Thomas Courtenay Theydon Warner did much to develop the area in the later nineteenth century, to the front pastedown.

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