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

      (W.Bulmer and Co), London 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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]

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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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        Lettres historiques et critiques sur l'Italie

      chez Ponthieu,, A Paris, 1799 - Tre volumi di cm. 19,5, pp. viii, 415 (1); (4) 455 (1); (4) 400. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle. dorsi lisci con titoli su doppi tasselli bicolore e ricchi fregi in oro. Piatti inquadrtati da greche in oro, Qualche lieve brunitura dovuta alla qualità della carta, peraltro esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara edizione originale di quest'opera in cui le descrizioni ".survivent et survivront comme une peinture vraie de l'Italie il y a cent ans, et comme un des plus charmants modeles de l'esprit francais si leger, si libre, si sceptique du XVIII siecle" (Dumesnil). Cfr. Fossati-Bellani, 438. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manucript - Promissory Notes with Five Impressed Revenue Stamps & Notable Signatures

      Kentucky, 1799. Kentucky, 1799-1802. Collection of five impressed revenue stamps found on three manuscript promissory notes, also featuring interesting and notable signatures. Half leafs, laid paper, written recto and verso, ranging in size from roughly 8 x 6 inches, to 7 x 4 inches. One is watermarked 'GEN S' (part of the General Stamp Office Watermark), another is watermarked with the same, as well as the 'W.Y. & Co.' watermark of William Young who owned the Delaware Mills and who made the government paper. Two with age-toning blemishes, unobtrusive to stamps, otherwise in very good condition, with clearly visible revenue stamps. In the United States colonies and territories documentary stamp taxes were imposed on promissory notes as seen here, as well as deeds, insurance premiums, and other legal transactional documents. The revenue stamp impressed upon the document, denoted that tax had been paid, the document then rendered legally binding. The earliest document is dated 28 January 1799, penned in an unspecified location in Kentucky, and features one of only three stamp designs from its issue assigned to Kentucky, a rare example. Witnesses are Andrew Floor who fought in Virginia in 1774 under Captain Samuel Washington Beeler who commanded a Colonial Militia before and during the American Revolutionary War, and a Robert McMillin. The debtor's name is indiscernible; the creditor is Aron Martin (possibly Aaron Martin, born in Kentucky in 1742, moved to Indiana in 1814). Featuring an early and rare revenue stamp naming the state, this promissory note involves holds a value of twelve pounds ten shillings (£12.10), the verso indicating in manuscript that three pounds sterling have been paid. This rare 4 cent Kentucky stamp, issue number RM84, is found in the Scott 2007 Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers, page 556, stating "The distinguishing feature of the stamps in this issue is the name of the state in the design. These stamps were issued by the Federal Government, however, and not by the states. The design, with exception of the name of the state, was the same for each denomination; but different denominations had the shield and eagle in different positions." This leaf is purpose made laid paper, the First Federal Issue as per the United States Act of 6 July 1797, put into use from 1 July 1798 to 28 February 1801. A lovely foremost example first issue revenue stamp document. Less than seven years earlier, with the Kentucky Constitution of 1 June 1792, Kentucky separated from Virginia by common consent and was recognized as the 15th state, without having first created a territory. Dated 21 November 1801, featuring 2 unique revenue stamps, one for 4 cents, this document was penned near Louisville, and involves a notable Kentucky a pioneer family, and is witnessed by Samuel Gwathmey, who relocated temporarily to Indiana and was an instrumental trustee who laid out the town of Jeffersonville in Clark County. The value of this promissory note in forty dollars, for rent of a plantation. An annotation made by Gwathmey to verso confirms payment of three dollars on 13 December 1802. The debtor in this transaction is Isaac Bowman, once prisoner of the Chickasaw people, and militia officer who took part in the American Revolutionary War and the Northwest Indian War. The creditor is his brother, Colonel John Bowman, American pioneer, colonial militia officer and sheriff, first county-lieutenant and military governor of Kentucky County during the American Revolutionary War, also serving during the war second in command to General George Rogers Clark. They are the sons of Kentucky pioneer Geogre Bowman, estate owner, prominent Indian fighter in the early history of the Virginia Colony, and founder of Fort Bowman. This is stamp issue number RM260-A, described in the Scott 2007 Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers, page 556, stating "The distinguishing feature of the stamps in this issue is the counter stamp which usually appears below the other stamp. One stamp has the design of the eagle and shield... but the name of the state is omitted and the denomination appears below instead of above the eagle and shield." All of the stamping was done in Washington, the eagle and shield stamp was impressed by the General Stamp Office, and the counter stamp, a cameo of thirteen stars, was impressed by the Commissioner of the Revenue, its abbreviated title also being part of the stamp motif. This leaf is purpose made paper, the Second Federal Issue as per the United States Act of 23 April 1800, put into use from 1 March 1801 to 30 June 1802. The paper was furnished to various institutions by the government, and contained a vertical watermark 'GEN STAMP OFFICE' in the margin. Dated 12 March 1802, featuring 2 unique revenue stamps, one for 10 cents, this document was penned in an unspecified location in Kentucky, and held a value of twenty-eight pounds ten shillings (£28.10), also payable to Aron Martin. Witnesses are Jacob Adams (possibly Revolutionary soldier born in 1753 Richmond, Virginia, who died in 1833 n Wilkes, North Carolina) and William Elder (possibly William Elder 1729-1804, son of William Elder 1707-1775 who amassed 1,500 acres of land which he passed to his children, many of whom moved to Kentucky when it opened up for settlement). The seals, or stamps, issue numbers RM260 and RM261, are described in the Scott 2007 Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers, page 556, stating "The distinguishing feature of the stamps in this issue is the counter stamp which usually appears below the other stamp. One stamp has the design of the eagle and shield... but the name of the state is omitted and the denomination appears below instead of above the eagle and shield." All of the stamping was done in Washington, the eagle and shield stamp was impressed by the General Stamp Office, and the counter stamp, a cameo of thirteen stars, was impressed by the Commissioner of the Revenue, its abbreviated title also being part of the stamp motif. This leaf is purpose made paper, the Second Federal Issue as per the United States Act of 23 April 1800, put into use from 1 March 1801 to 30 June 1802. The paper was furnished to various institutions by the government, and contained a vertical watermark 'GEN STAMP OFFICE' in the margin, as well as the papermaker's watermark 'W.Y. & Co.' in the center. An impressed duty stamp is a form of revenue stamp created by embossing a stamp onto a document using a metal die to confirm that the required duty (tax) had been paid. The stamps have been used to collect a wide variety of taxes and duties, including stamp duty and duties on alcohol, financial transactions, receipts, cheques and court fees. Usage has been worldwide but particularly heavy in the United Kingdom and British Commonwealth. Stamp duty is a tax that is levied on documents. Historically, this included the majority of legal documents such as cheques, receipts, military commissions, marriage licences and land transactions. A revenue stamp impressed upon the document, or attached to it, denoted that tax had been paid, the document then rendered legally effective. Samuel Gwathmey (1778?-1850), was born in Virginia, and moved to Louisville, Kentucky around 1800. Shortly thereafter he relocated to Indiana, and was instrumental as one of the trustees who laid out the town of Jeffersonville, Indiana. He was commissioned as the clerk of the newly appointed Clark County in the Indiana Territory. He also served as Clerk of the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace and as Clerk of the Orphan's Court. In 1802, he became the county treasurer. Beginning in 1805, he served in the first legislative council of Indiana Territory. From 1807 to 1829, he headed the Register of Land Office, until he was removed by Andrew Jackson for political reasons. Gwathmey was a slave owner. After being removed for political reasons, Gwathmey moved back to his native town Louisville and opened a flour store. He later served as the president of the Mechanics and Savings Bank. In 1832, he joined a group of men who journeyed to Indianapolis to receive the incorporation papers for a company that had been created to build a bridge across the Ohio River at Jeffersonville.. Very Good.

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        Ordens instructivas, e económicas para o primeiro regimento de infantaria, da Cidade do Porto, sendo chefe deste corpo ?.

      Porto, Antonio Alvarez Ribeiro, 1799. - (6 ll.), 136 pp. 12°, contemporary crimson morocco (slight wear to one corner and outer edge of rear cover), gilt floral ornament at center of cover, roll-tooled edge with a vase in each corner, smooth spine with gilt bands, edges of covers gilt, all text block edges gilt, marbled endleaves. Clean and crisp. Overall in very good to fine condition. From the library of D. Pedro I, Emperor of Brazil, with his stamp in blank portion of title page: "Bibliotecas de S. Mage. Imp. e Real." ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION, with comments on the recruiting, provisioning, arming, training, fitness, and discipline of soldiers: an interesting look at the Portuguese army shortly before the Peninsular War. The author (d. 1810) was at this time a field marshal in Porto; later he was named governor of Pará and Rio Negro and organized the 1809 expedition that captured French Guiana.---- Martins de Carvalho, @Dicionário bibliográfico militar português II, 531. Not in Innocêncio. Not located in NUC. Not located in OCLC. Porbase locates a single copy, in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (with an errata leaf not in the present copy, and not present in a previous copy we handled which also came from the library of D. Pedro I, Emperor of Brazil). Not located in Copac. Not located in Hollis. Not located in Orbis. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1799 ?TENNASSEE? Early Tennessee FRAMED Map

      Francis & Robert Bailey, Philadelphia 1799 - (Maps) SCOTT, Joseph. TENNASSEE. Philadelphia: Francis & Robert Bailey, 1799. Early Edition; originally published in 1795 under the title ?S.W. Territory.? Engraved for inclusion in ?the New and Universal Gazetteer? Map measures 6 x 7.25 in.; framed piece measures 14.5 x 15.5 in. Uncolored. Faint toning. Evidence of prior folding. Very Good condition. Notations include early settlements, military reservations and the location of Indian villages. Map indicated terrain in some areas [e.g. ?high broken ground? and ?way nearly level?]. The ?Mero? district is shown divided into Sumner, Davidson, and Tennassee counties with Nashville noted as ?Naskville? Fort Massac noted on the Ohio River. Portions of Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina included. In 1788 North Carolina established a Superior Court district to serve the Cumberland frontier. The district was named in honor of the Spanish governor of Louisiana, Esteban Rodrigues Miro, who had assisted the Americans during the Revolutionary War. The naming of the new district is credited to James Robertson, who was attempting to sooth tensions between the U.S. and the Spanish colonial government and gain Miro's assistance in controlling the Creeks and Chickamaugas, and to open the Mississippi River to Cumberland travelers. Robertson and his allies persuaded the North Carolina legislature to name the new district Mero, inadvertently misspelling the name. The first judge of the Mero District Superior Court was John McNairy, and one of his first actions was the appointment of Andrew Jackson as district attorney. The court served Davidson and Sumner Counties, as well as the counties created out of them, until 1809, when the superior courts were abolished.

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        Postkarte von Dänemark. Gestochen von Johann Stenger. Altkolorierter Kupferstich von 1799. ( Zu finden im von Reillyschen Landkarten und Kunstwerke Verschleiss Komptoir in Wien ).

      Reilly, Wien 1799 - ( Aus: Allgemeiner Post Atlas der ganzen Welt, in so ferne Posten darauf bestehen, aus vierzig Lateinische und Deutsch beschriebenen Landkarten - hier das Blatt 32: Postkarte von Dänemark - Viae Stationes cursuum publicorum, qui Regnum Daniae perscindunt ). Doppelblattgroßer, altkolorierter Kupferstich: Bildgröße: 35 x 42 cm / Blattgröße: 48 x 62,5 cm. Gezeigt werden neben dem Königreich Dänemark auch die Provinzen Schleswig-Holstein, Rügen, die Nordfriesichen Inseln sowie Helgoland und Schonen Das Blatt in der Mitte gefalzt, gering stockfleckig, im weißen Außenrand an der oberen Kante etwas stärker stockfleckig sowie am Außenrand mit 3 kleinen Einrissen und etwas angeknickt. Insgesamt aber gut erhalten. - selten - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        Geschichte und Beschreibung der Kreis - und Handelsstadt Leipzig nebst der umliegenden Gegend

      Verlag Johann Gottlob Beygang Leipzig Erscheinungsjahr 1799 - XVI S. + 750 S.+ 1 ganzseitiges Titelkupfer und ein colorierter ca 80 x 80 cm großer Stadtplan mit Figurenstaffage,( erster bekannter Stadtplan von Leipzig mit Hausnummern ), gestempelt , Pappband derZeit mit fachmännisch,fast unsichtbar restaurierten Rücken, insgesamt gering unfrisch, ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend guter Zustand = auch hier gilt wieder : Stadtplan vorhanden und nicht der Rahmung geopfert , trotzdem einzelne dieser Pläne oftmals teurer als das ganze Buch sind ! = Format Groß8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      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 [Senator Ross] 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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        EPISTOLARIO DEL MÉDICO DE CARLOS IV Y FERNANDO VII (1799 -1825) (SIGLO XVIII)

      - 1799 191 cartas y otros documentos. Rustica. Marcas prefilatélicas de: Escorial, San Ildefonso, Aragón, Navarra, Soria, Zaragoza. AÑOS: 1799 - 1825 --- CONSULTAR PRECIO ---. Se trata del epistolario manuscrito redactado por José Ángel González, médico de la Real Familia, que enviaba periódicamente cartas a Gregorio Javier Martínez, escribano de Alfaro. El tema mayoritariamente abordado es el de la gestión del patrimonio agrícola de la familia González. Le interesaba la recolección, la venta de granos, su almacenamiento, el precio de los mismos, etc. De interés para observar las penurias de la época incluso para personas bien situadas. Se sigue el proceso agrícola, las preocupaciones por las cosechas, el mantenimiento del ganado, la subasta o acumulación de granos para su reventa, su negocio para venderlo a precio de otras localidades, los intermediarios, etc. Gregorio Javier Martínez hacía las veces de apoderado del médico de modo que gestionaba sus bienes pero siempre dando cuenta a su propietario. Éste, desde la distancia, mostraba sus puntos de vista y apremiaba frecuentemente por la necesidad de dinero ante la falta de pagos por sus honorarios como médico de Carlos IV y Fernando VII. Se ve claramente que el cargo de médico daba prestigio pero ninguna ganancia. Lo cual provocaba en José Ángel González la necesidad de mantenerse con sus bienes agrícolas situados en La Rioja. Las cartas contienen abundantes menciones a la situación económica y política del país, como la salud del rey, la búsqueda de recomendaciones entre los covachuelistas de la Administración real, las deudas públicas pero también la admiración por los jardines de San Ildefonso. Interesante el seguir el ritmo de vida de la familia del médico durante la Guerra de la Independencia. Se menciona la llegada de los franceses, las requisas de víveres y ganados, los cortes de comunicaciones y secuestro de correo y sobre todo, el hambre y la falta de dinero que llevaba a malvender bienes. Dura situación incluso para hombres como el nuestro que se consideraba en posición relativamente desahogada. El epistolario está lleno de referencias a la suerte de la familia del médico, preocupado por sacarles adelante. Hay cartas de su hijo Francisco Javier González, sacerdote en San Ildefonso que aspirará a un canonicato tras las gestiones de su padre ; o Modesto González, subteniente del Ejército Real siempre necesitado de dinero pues nunca cobra sueldo. Se citan otros miembros como varias hijas religiosas profesas y otro hijo estudiante que necesita dinero para poder doctorarse. Las cartas permiten seguir mediante citas directas el currículum vitae de José Ángel González como médico de la familia real.Acrecienta el valor del epistolario el hecho de que la mayoría de las cartas estén selladas con marcas prefilatélicas de distintas localidades : Escorial, San Ildefonso, Aragón, Navarra, Soria, ZaragozaSon 191 cartas manuscritas. Acompaña un impreso con los méritos de Francisco Javier hijo del médico, sacerdote en San Ildefonso con otros documentos anejos (fes de vida notariales). Se prolongan ininterrumpidamente entre 1799 y 1825, sin huecos cronológicos. Z (Ref.18921) historia contemporanea guerra de la independencia manuscritos agricultura la rioja alfaro medicina familia real [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Vernunft und Sprache (2 Bände).

      Leipzig, Hartknoch, 1799.. Eine Metakritik zur Kritik der reinen Vernunft, XXXII, 479 Seiten; 402 Seiten, Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung, 16,5 x 10,5 cm,. Einbände etwas berieben und bestossen, Stempel auf dem Titelblatt, innen etwas gebräunt.

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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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        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

      London: Printed by S. Gosnell for T. Chapman, 1799. First Edition. Very good condition, near fine considering the age. Hint of foxing on ffep and title page, plus the maps, corners a little bumped, minor wear to full leather binding. Very nice looking book. Quarto, with six plates and seven maps, a full account of the first missionary voyage to the South Pacific. The Duff set out for Tahiti in 1796, and visited many island groups, including Tonga and the Marquesas.

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        Voyage dans les États-Unis D'Amérique, Fait en 1795, 1796 et 1797

      Paris, 1799. First edition. 3 large engraved folding maps of Les Etats-Unis and 9 folding tables, woodcut title vignettes. xxiv, 365, [1]; iv, 349; iv, 384; , iii, 349; [iv], 400; iii, 336; iv, 366; 244 pp., with all half-titles. 8 vols. 8vo. Bound in contemporary quarter red morocco and red boards. Handsome set.

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        Voyage dans l&#39;int?rieur de la Chine et en Tartarie, fait dans les ann?es 1792, 1793 et 1794 par Lord Macartney anbassadeur du Roi d&#39;Angleterre aupr?s de l&#39;Empereur de Chine, R?dig? sur les papiers de Lord Macartney, sur ceux du Commodore Erasme Gower, et des autres personnes attach?es ? l&#39;Ambassade; par Sir Georges Stauton, de la Soci?t? royale de Londres, Secr?taire de l&#39;Ambassade d&#39;Angleterre, et Ministre pl?nipotentiaire aupr?s de l&#39;Empereur de Chine : traduit de l&#39;Anglais avec des notes, par J. Cast?ra

      Paris: Chez F. Buisson, Imprimeur-Librair, rue Hautefeuille, no. 20, 1799. Seconde édition, augmentée d&#39;un Précis de l&#39;Histoire de la Chine, par le traducteur, et du Voyage en Chine et en tartare de J. C. Huttner, traduit de l&#39;allemand par le même Traducteur. Vol.1 : with half-title , portrait frontispiece of Macartney, clxxxiv, 311 pp. Plates 1-6. VOLUME II : half-title, 408 pp., Plates 7-13. VOLUME 3 : Half title, 414, [2, Catalogue "Voyages" de la librairie chez Buisson,] pp. Plates 14-27. VOLUME 4 : half-title 380 pp. , Plates 28-35. VOLUME. 5 : half-title. 350 pp, 1 plate 36 and 2 folding maps, Plates 37 & 38. 5 vols. 8vo. Nineteenth century brown boards, red paper labels, some rubbing, else Very Good.

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        Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Performed under the Direction and Patronage of the African Association, in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797 With an Appendix containing geographical illustrations of Africa by Major Rennell

      London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for the Author; and sold by G. and W. Nicol, Booksellers to His Majesty, Pall-Mall, 1799. First edition. 3 folding engraved maps, colored in outline, 6 engraved plates, 2 leaves of engraved music. xxviii, 372, [4pp. Music]; xcii pp. 1 vols. 4to. Uncut, Bound in period style boards. Some toning and light spotting, some offsetting from portrait onto title leaf. UNCUT The classic of African exploration.

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        Travels in the interior districts of Africa: Performed under the Direction and Patronage of the African Association, in the years 1795, 1796, and 1797. By Mungo Park, Surgeon. With an appendix, containing geographical illustrations of Africa. By Major Rennell.

      Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for the author; and sold by G. and W. Nicol, booksellers to his majesty, Pall-Mall., London, 1799 - London, Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for the author; and sold by G. and W. Nicol, booksellers to his majesty, Pall-Mall. 1799. 4°. 27 cm. XXVIII, 372, XCII Seiten, 9 Blatt (inklusive Kupfer) und 3 gefaltete Karten. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf rotem Lederschildchen. Erste Ausgabe. Graesse, Tresor de livres rares et precieux, Band V, 136. Mit 6 Kupfern (Portrait von Mungo Park, Rhamnus Lotus, View of Ali's tent, View of Kamalia, View of a Bridge, Shea, or the Butter Tree), 3 gefaltete Karten (The Route of Mr. Mugo Park, Map of North Africa, Chart of variations) und 3 Blatt: Postscript, A Negro Song from Mr. Park's travels, 2 Seiten Noten. 2 Exlibris auf Innendeckel und Vorsatz, Namenseintrag von alter hand auf Vorsatz. Einband wenig bestoßen, ansonsten sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition. Graesse, Tresor de livres rares et precieux, Band V, 136. With 6 copper engravings, 3 maps, 2 pages sheet music. Cover lightly bumped, otherwise in fine condition. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf rotem Lederschildchen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, v. K. Ponheimer bei Reilly, "Tabula, qua Cursus veredarii per ... - Postkarte von Finnland und Norrland".

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

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        An Introduction to the Knowledge and Practice of Gardening by Charles Marshall, Vicar of Brixworth, Northamptonshire. [Three lines from Bacon] To which is added, An essay on quick-lime, as a cement and as a manure, by James Anderson, LL.D. F.R.S. F.A.S.S

      Boston: Printed by Samuel Etheridge, for Joseph Nancrede, no. 49, Marlboro'-Street, 1799. First American from the second London edition, considerably enlarged and improved. xii, 276; [2], ii, [1], 4-134, 115, [5] pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary marbled calf, red leather title labels. About fine, minor chipping at heads. With the bookplates of Ezra Northey and Kenneth Roberts and his note on tomatoes on ffep. First American from the second London edition, considerably enlarged and improved. xii, 276; [2], ii, [1], 4-134, 115, [5] pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Anderson's Essay on Quick-Lime (v. 2, 115, [5] p.) has separate title page and was also issued separately Some copies printed on thick paper of which this may be one.

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        Voyage dans l'intérieur de la Chine et en Tartarie, fait dans les années 1792, 1793 et 1794 par Lord Macartney anbassadeur du Roi d'Angleterre auprès de l'Empereur de Chine, Rédigé sur les papiers de Lord Macartney, sur ceux du Commodore Erasme Gower, et des autres personnes attachées à l'Ambassade; par Sir Georges Stauton, de la Société royale de Londres, Secrétaire de l'Ambassade d'Angleterre, et Ministre plénipotentiaire auprès de l'Empereur de Chine : traduit de l'Anglais avec des notes, par J. Castéra

      Paris: Chez F. Buisson, Imprimeur-Librair, rue Hautefeuille, no. 20, 1799. Seconde édition, augmentée d'un Précis de l'Histoire de la Chine, par le traducteur, et du Voyage en Chine et en tartare de J. C. Huttner, traduit de l'allemand par le même Traducteur. Vol.1 : with half-title , portrait frontispiece of Macartney, clxxxiv, 311 pp. Plates 1-6. VOLUME II : half-title, 408 pp., Plates 7-13. VOLUME 3 : Half title, 414, [2, Catalogue "Voyages" de la librairie chez Buisson,] pp. Plates 14-27. VOLUME 4 : half-title 380 pp. , Plates 28-35. VOLUME. 5 : half-title. 350 pp, 1 plate 36 and 2 folding maps, Plates 37 & 38. 5 vols. 8vo. Nineteenth century brown boards, red paper labels, some rubbing, else Very Good. Seconde édition, augmentée d'un Précis de l'Histoire de la Chine, par le traducteur, et du Voyage en Chine et en tartare de J. C. Huttner, traduit de l'allemand par le même Traducteur. Vol.1 : with half-title , portrait frontispiece of Macartney, clxxxiv, 311 pp. Plates 1-6. VOLUME II : half-title, 408 pp., Plates 7-13. VOLUME 3 : Half title, 414, [2, Catalogue "Voyages" de la librairie chez Buisson,] pp. Plates 14-27. VOLUME 4 : half-title 380 pp. , Plates 28-35. VOLUME. 5 : half-title. 350 pp, 1 plate 36 and 2 folding maps, Plates 37 & 38. 5 vols. 8vo.

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        Illustratio iconographica insectorum quae in musaeis parisinis observavit et in lucem edidit Joh. Christ. Fabricius praemissis ejusdem descriptionibus; accedunt species plurimae, vel minus aut nondum cognitae.

      Paris, Petrus Didot..., Anno VII (1799)- XII (1804). 3 parts bound in one. 4to (274 x 233mm). pp. 1-44; (2), 45-90; (4), 91-142, with 30 engraved plates of which 26 finely hand-coloured. Recent half calf, spine with red gilt lettered label. . "An important work because it is one of the first to illustrate Fabrician type specimens" (Evenhuis p. 156). Complete copies and especially the coloured issue are of the greatest rarity as the publisher's stock was destroyed by fire. "Der grösste Theil der Exemplare wurde durch eine Feruerbrunst zerstört" (Hagen p. 137). The work describes insects of the Natural History Museum in Paris. Antoine Jean Coquebert (1735-1825) was a French naturalist and councillor to the royal court at Amiens and Rheims.//Horn-Schenkling 3830; Nissen ZBI, 957.

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         Mémoire de F. A. Mesmer docteur en médecine, sur ses découvertes.

      Paris, Fuchs, de l'impr. de Lesguilliez, an VII-1799, in 12, de 2ff. XII-110pp., 1f. de cat. éditeur, broché papier marbré ancien, pièce de titre noire rajoutée, bon exemplaire à toutes marges. C'est le plus rare et le plus important des ouvrages de Mesmer. Ecrit 20 ans après son premier mémoire où il exposait sa doctrine, il se plaint de ne pas être compris par le corps des médecins. Il décide donc ici d'éclairer ses propos en les appuyant sur de nouvelles expériences, les dégageant cette fois-ci de tous les apports "occultes". Voir à ce sujet le très long commentaire de Crabtree. Bon exemplaire bien complet du dernier feuillet : notice publicitaire du librairie, le citoyen Fuchs. Ce feuillet n'est signalé que dans la collection Norman. ¶ Crabtree n°211 "One of the Mesmer's most important works. Mesmer complains that his discovery, animal magnetism, has had great difficulty in attaining acceptance in the medical world. He also undertakes to explain the phenomenon of somnambulism and its place in the practice of animal magnetism... He says that all the phenomena connected with "critical sleep", such as knowledge of things at a dsitance and the ability to diagnose disease... are to be explained in terms of the actions of the magnetic fluid, and therefore in terms of a purely mechanical physical system. He insists that traditional occult interpretations of theses things are mistaken..." - Norman Coll. M32 - Overmier & Senior, 86.

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