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        Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa. Two Volumes

      1799. PARK, Mungo. Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa. xxvii, 372, xcii, [6] pp. Illustrated with an engraved portait, 5 engraved plates (1 folding), 2 folding maps, 1 folding chart, 2 engraved leaves of music. 4to., 271 x 210 mm, bound in nineteenth-century polished brown calf, neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down. London: Bulmer & Co, 1799. |~||~||~||~||~|$3500.00 Second Edition of this compelling and extremely important account of the two-year expedition into the African interior. "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... 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" (PMM). Mungo Park (1771-1806), born in Selkirk, Scotland, was one of the most famous of early European explorers of Africa. After serving as a surgeon with the East India Company, he traveled to Africa with the sponsorship of the African Association to explore the Niger River. Traveling northeast from the Gambia River, he reached the Niger at Segu and proceeded 300 miles upstream to Bamako. His small expedition encountered many obstacles: illness, robbery, and even captivity. Park marched east to Bambuk, crossing the Faleme and the Senegal; on July 20, 1796, he "saw with infinite pleasure the great object of my mission - the long sought-for, majestic Niger, glittering to the morning sun, as broad as the Thames at Westminster, and flowing slowly to the eastward." In 1805 Park returned to Africa as part of a British government expedition to trace the Niger to its mouth; the expedition ended in disaster: at Bussa Park and his party were attacked in their canoes and Park was drowned. None of the forty-four Europeans who set out to further explore the Niger ever returned. A near fine copy. PMM 253. Cox I, 394. See: Texas A&M Cushing Library, Africa: Selections from the Rex B. Grey Collection exhibition, and also J. Thomson, Mungo Park and the River Niger (1890).

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        BATAVIA, in deszelfs gelegenheid, opkomst, voortreffelyke gebouwen, hooge en laage regeering, geschiedenissen, kerkzaaken, koophandel, zeden, luchtsgesteldheid, ziekten, dieren en gewassen, beschreeven.

      Amsterdam, Smit & Holtrop, 1799.4 volumes in 1. 4to. Contemporary half calf, spine richly gilt with green morocco title-label (extremities of spine sl. dam.). With engraved allegorical frontispiece (some marginal waterstaining), 4 engraved title-vignettes, 4 title-pages printed in red and black, folding map of Java, folding view of Batavia, folding plate of the Island of Onrust, folding plate of the Cape of Good Hope, 2 folding plates with birds and animals, 2 folding plates with 4 views of Batavia, and 3 folding plans of Batavia, all engraved by M. Sallieth after H. Kobell Jr. IV,147,(1); 108; 171,(1); 103,(1) pp.First published in Amsterdam by Petrus Conradi & Harlingen, Volkert van der Plaats, 1782-83; with armorial bookplate of F. William Wickel. - The anonymous author of this extensive description of Batavia claims to have received most of his information directly from the high officials of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) residing in Batavia. Information on the trade of the VOC in the East Indies is given. 'Batavia, capital city of the Netherlands Indies, site of a VOC post from 1610, and founded in 1619 by J.P. Coen, as regional headquarters for the Dutch East Indies Company, on the site of the Banten port of Jayakarta. It was first constructed as a Dutch city, complete with canals and walls to resist attack from Mataram, and much of the surrounding countryside was cleared of its inhabitants to create a kind of cordon sanitaire around the city. Batavia became a major center of settlement by Chinese, who lived within the city under their own laws. Tension between the Dutch and the Chinese led to a massacre of Chinese in 1740. The social composition of the city was also influenced by a large slave community, much of it Balinese in origin, who formed the basis for a constantly evolving mestizo culture in the city (Cribb, Historical dictionary of Indonesia, p.49-50). In fact five of the fine plates are made after drawings by Johannnes Rach (Het gouvernement te Batavia, de Markt te Batavia, De Diestpoort te Batavia, 't Kasteel te Batavia and a view depicting the harbour of Batavia). Including the large plan of Batavia drawn by order of governor-general P.A. van der Parra by A. van Krevelt. - A fine copy.Tiele 77; Landwehr, VOC, 499; Bastin-Brommer N 23; Cat. KITLV p.9; Brommer, Batavia, p.81.

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        Voyage a Surinam, et dans l'intérieur de la Guiane, contenant la Relation de cinq Années de Courses et d'Observations faites dans cette Contrée intéressante et peu connue; avec des détails sur les Indiens de Guiane. Collection de planches.

      Chez F. Buisson, (1799)., a Paris, - Atlante solo (atlas only) In-4° (289x220mm), legatura coeva m. pelle marrone marmorizzata e angoli con dorso adorno di tassello in pelle color arancio con titolo in oro disposto verticalmente. Piatti cartonati in marmorizzatura gialla e nera. Il volume consta di un frontespizio a stampa, di 2 pp. di indice delle tavole, di un'antiporta calcografica incisa da Tardieu il vecchio raffigurante il capitano Stedman appoggiato ad un fucile sopra il corpo di un indigeno da lui ucciso e di altre 43 bellissime incisioni calcografiche, sia a foglio intero che ripiegate. Le incisioni, tutte realizzate con estrema finezza da Tardieu il vecchio, raffigurano, fra l'altro, una carta generale della Guiana (ripiegata), paesaggi del Suriname, della Guiana e della Caienna, pesci, uccelli e varietà faunistiche autoctone (soprattutto scimmie), indigeni costrettii schiavitù ed intenti a varie occupazioni, una carta del Suriname (ripiegata), piantagioni, torture inflitte agli indigeni (la macabra rappresentazione di un "Nègre suspendu vivant par les côtes"), la scorticatura di un serpente ucciso dallo Stedman, disposizioni militari, piante della flora locale, una veduta della rada e della città di Paramaribo (ripiegata), una pianta di Paramaribo, aemi, ornamenti, mobili e suppellettili delle popolazioni autoctone, la marcia attraverso un acquitrino della Guiana, la pianta di un campo di battaglia tra i fiumi Cottica e Maroni "avec la manière de camper dans les Forêts du Surinam" (ripiegata), strumenti musicali dei luoghi, uno squalo delle acque locali, una pianta della Guiana Francese (ripiegata). Qualche ininfluente fioritura. Ottimo esemplare. Atlante iconografico facente seguito alla prima traduzione francese di "Narrative of a five years' expedition against the revolted Negroes of Surinam: in Guiana on the wild coast of South America from the years 1772 to 1777" (Londra, 1796), importantissimo resoconto settecentesco su territori ancora relativamente poco noti da parte degli europei. Lo Stedman (in Olanda, 1744-Tiverton, 1797), avventuriero nato in Olanda da padre scozzese e madre olandese, partì per Suriname nel 1774 in qualità di soldato della Scots Brigade, unità militare che appoggiava i coloni olandesi, per reprimere una rivolta di schiavi che si era verificata nel territorio. Il "Narrative of five years", frutto del lustro da lui trascorso in Sud America, contiene numerosissime informazioni sulla crudeltà del sistema schiavistico che vigeva in quei luoghi e, per quanto lo Stedman non fosse un abolizionista in senso proprio (egli deplorava solo i trattamenti eccessivamente crudeli riservati agli schiavi), finì con l'esercitare una notevole influenza nella stessa causa abolizionista. Cfr. Sabin, 91083. Palau, 322171. Brunet, V, 527. Henry in Michaud, Biogr. Universelle, XLIII, 484: "Relation. où l'histoire de ses amours et les détails de la guerre contre les nègres marrons, qui l'a fait pénétrer fort avant dans l'intérieur de la Guiane, jettent beaucoup d'intérêt". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Descriptiones et Icones Plantarum Rariorum Hungariae

      Volume III of three (1812). A COMPLETE VOLUME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL HUNGARIAN BOTANICAL WORKS, WITH 80 FULL-PAGE HAND-COLORED ENGRAVINGS BY KARL SCHUTZ AFTER HIS SON JOHANN SCHUTZ. Large folio. Beautifully bound in recent quarter calf and decorated boards. Some restoration to text pages. THE EIGHTY PLATES ARE ALL IN BRILLIANT CONDITION. Cleveland Collections 678; Dunthorne 325; Kanitz, Versuch einer Geschichte der ungarischen Botanik (1865), 82-129 (the introduction on 89-111); Nissen BBI 2096; Pritzel 9939; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 16.560. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Illustratio iconographica insectorum quae in musaeis parisinis observavit et in lucem editit Joh. Christ. Fabricius, praemissis ejusdem descriptionibus ; accedunt species plumirae, vel minus aut nondum cognitae. Volume 1 seul

      Originale.Reliure full carton of publisher, faded back awkwardly restored Edition using an adhesive patch cream dishes and dirty with scrapes and miss angular corners strongly émoussés.Deux foxing at the beginning and end of the volume, without missing a small tear on pages 17-18, is some exemplary rousseurs.Notre complete its 10 color plates in-fine.Précieux autograph dedication signed by the author (Georges) Cuvier.Rare incomplete copy of its volumes II and III, introduced in the state but a prestigious provenance. Petri Didot natu majoris Parisiis Anno VII (1799) 26x35cm relié

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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 (320 x 250mm). pp. 1-44; (2), 45-90; (4), 91-142, with 30 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary calf, gilt ornamented spine with red gilt lettered label (skilful repair to hinges). "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 Feuersbrunst 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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        Alexander Volta s meteorologische Beobachtungen besonders über die atmosphärische Elektricität. Aus dem Italiänischen mit Anmerkungen des Herausgebers und Kupfern. Mit 1 gefalt. Kupfer im Anhang.

      Leipzig: in der Müllerschen Buchhandlung 1799 - HLDr.der Zeit, xvi, 274 S., kl. 8° mit vergoldetem Rückenschildchen. Einband wenig berieben u. abgegriffen. Kopfkapitalbereich leicht beschabt. Titel mehrfach gestempelt; alte Besitzersignaturen. Seiten gering altersgebräunt/-fleckig, sonst sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. * Our books are stored in a warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        John Adams approves two acts of Congress concerning public health and the welfare of naval veterans

      Document, signed in type "John Adams", as President. Fifth Congress of the United States, Second Session: AN ACT Respecting Quarantines and Health Laws, approved February 25, 1799; In addition to AN ACT for the Relief of sick and disabled Seamen, approved March 2, 1799, 3p, 8.25" x 13.25". Philadelphia, 1799. Typical folds, spine fold partially separated with some light dampstains along fold and margins. The first act, concerning quarantines, orders federal port officials to respect state health laws concerning the quarantine of ships arriving from foreign or domestic ports and makes provision for the storage of goods and wares aboard such ships. The act also provides for the relocation of federal offices and officials to a new location in the event of "a contagious or epidemical disease at the seat of government." The act also provides for the removal of federal offices and officials from ports where similar circumstances prevailed. The second act, approved by Adams about a week afterwards, expands the scope of a law to provide relief for sick and injured seamen by levying a 20 cent per month deduction of pay for all naval officers, seamen, and marines.Extremely Rare. An unusual issue combining Evans 36475 and 36472 on a single bifolium. Combination not sourced in Evans or Bristol. This may have been the manner in which the acts were originally issued, but were only found by Evans on separate sheets.

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        Illustratio iconographica insectorum quae in musaeis parisinis observavit et in lucem editit Joh. Christ. Fabricius, praemissis ejustdem descriptionibus; accedunt species plurimae, vel minus aut nondum cognitae. Tabularum decas prima, decas secunda. [parts I-II]

      Paris, Petrus Didot Major, Anno VII [1799], X (1801). Two parts (of three) in two. Large 4to (ca. 33 x 25 cm). 90 pp., 20 fine hand-coloured plates. Uniform quarter calf over original printed boards, gilt titles on spines. Preserved in black buckram slipcase.l A rare series on insects (and some arachnids) in the collection of the Museum d'Histoire naturelle in Paris by Antoine Jean Coquebert de Montbret (1753-1825). The title on the spines says "Fabricius - Illustratio insectorum", but Coquebert is the author. Published over a rather long period in troubled times and therefore scarce, all the more because most of the stock was destroyed in a fire (Hagen p. 137). A third part, published in 1804, is not present. Board edges and corners a bit rubbed, faint damp-stain to front flyleaf of part II, otherwise a very good set with the text and plates exceptionally clean. Hagen I, p. 137; Horn-Schenkling, 3830; Nissen ZBI, 957.

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        Didymi Taurinensis De pronunciatione divini nominis quatuor literarum cum auctario observationum ad Hebraicam et cognatas linguas pertinentium.

      - Parmae, typis Bodonianis, 1799, in-4 piccolo, bella leg. coeva in pieno vitello, dorso liscio con titolo su tassello in pelle nera e nervi simulati da doppi filetti con piccole decorazioni neoclassiche inserite nel mezzo, il tutto in oro; singoli ferri puntiformi - sempre in oro - al centro degli scomparti; piatti in carta marmorizzata, segna-pagine in seta verde, tagli gialli, pp. [4], XCVII, [3], 213, [3], la prima carta bianca. Con una tav. f.t. inc. da Pio Tela. Carta con Addenda e Emendanda in fine. Brooks, n. 743: "In-8 reale f. e in.4 ducale [il ns. è in-4], interessante per il saggio di caratteri samaritani, palmyreni, armeni; caratteri arabi, ebraici, e greci nel testo". "Agl'intelligenti di tipografia appartiene l'apprezzare il merito di questa edizione (De Lama). E' di Tommaso Valperga abate di Caluso". Circoscritta spellatura sul piatto posteriore: bell'esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mahore a fortress belonging to Nizam Ally.

      Thomas Anbury London 1799 - Aquatint engraving with original hand-colour. Dimensions: 380 by 535mm. (15 by 21 inches).

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        A Missionary Voyage to the Southern Pacific Ocean

      London: Prinbted by S. Gosnell for T. Chapman, 1799. Quarto, with six plates and seven maps (five folding); endpapers lightly spotted yet an unusually fine and very large copy, completely uncut and unpressed in the original papered boards, spine neatly renewed, original printed spine label. Superb copy of a Pacific classic. First edition: a superb copy from the Parks collection. This is the full official account of the first missionary voyage to the South Pacific in its first appearance (a similar but slightly smaller edition on cheaper paper, with a different list of subscribers, was printed by Gillet for the same publisher Chapman later in the same year).The Duff set out for Tahiti in 1796, but visited many island groups, including particularly Tonga and the Marquesas. A new group of islands, the "Duff Group", was discovered among the Santa Cruz Islands. The maps here include a large chart of the Fiji islands as well as charts of Tongataboo, the Gambier Islands, the Marquesas, Tahiti and the Duff Group; the plates include an engraved view of Rio de Janeiro.There is much of Australian interest in the account of the voyage including a mention of escaped Botany Bay convicts, and the flight of several missionaries from Tonga, where three were killed, to Sydney. Some of the missionaries made their homes in Australia and founded families later to become important in Australian history. Also of considerable Australian significance is the appearance of the words "Greater Australia" on the "Chart of the Duff's Track in the Pacific Ocean 1797". As the map expert Dorothy Prescott has pointed out this would certainly have influenced Matthew Flinders. An old book-trade myth that still has some life in it has Flinders using the word "Australia" for the first time in his Voyage to Terra Australis of 1814.Wilson is identified as the author of the main body of the work in the Advertisement, which explains that he put it together from the captain's papers as well as his own, and from the missionaries' reports. The Hill catalogue notes that 'the long "preliminary discourse" was anonymously written by Samuel Greatheed, using the then-unpublished narrative of James Morrison, one of the pardoned Bounty mutineers. Morrison's manuscript was also the source for the extensive appendix on Tahiti. Indeed, William Wilson and James Morrison may be called co-authors of this book...'.

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        Wien Gesamtansicht.

      . Wir Vorsteher und andere Meister des Handwerks deren burgerl-Kleidermacher meistern in der K. K. Haupt- und Residenzstadt Wien... Kupferstich 15. Juli 1799, 33,5 x 40 cm - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Stopp XI, A 138.1a.- Handwerkskundschaft mit einer Gesamtansicht der Stadt.

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        Lucinde. Ein Roman. Erster Theil (= alles Erschienene).

      Berlin, Heinrich Frölich 1799.. Erste Ausgabe (WG1,5). 1 Bl., 300 S., Kl.-8°., einfache Broschur der Zeit,. Broschur fleckig, knickspurig und etwas beschädigt, Seiten teils mit kleiner Eckknickspur, Titelblatt in der Falz mit altem Papierstreifen verstärkt, papierbedingt gebräunt, teils etwas braunfleckig, auf den ersten Seiten vereinzelt Radierspuren von radierten Bleistiftanstreichungen, kleines Exlibris und Name auf Innendeckel, innen ansonsten ordentlich erhalten, breitrandiges Exemplar, unbeschnitten,

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        A Voyage Round the World, performed in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787 and 1788, by the Boussole and Astrolabe, under the command of J.F.G. de la Pérouse

      London: G. & J. Robinson, 1799. Two volumes quarto (text), with frontispiece portrait, complete with half-titles, in very good condition; the folio atlas with engraved title, and 69 maps and plates, the large folding map of the voyage coloured in outline; the atlas volume large with edges uncut; a very good set with the text volumes in contemporary mottled calf, neatly rebacked, original double labels, atlas in matching quarter calf over old boards sfo posed shot. The best English edition. The official account of the great and tragic expedition of La Pérouse: the best English edition, the first to contain a full translation of the French original. Abridged translations had appeared in 1798, but this was the first complete translation, and the first English publication of the complete set of images of the expedition. Most of the engraved plates are by Heath, engraver of some of the plates for Cook's third voyage. The translator modestly announces: 'The book now laid before the world is one of the most magnificent in its conception, and recent in its execution'.The official account of the La Pérouse voyage is generally considered one of the finest narratives of maritime exploration ever written. La Pérouse left Brest with two vessels in 1785 with one of their aims being to to explore the northwest coast of America. On the way they stopped in Chile and Hawaii, where they were the first Europeans to land on Maui. During 1786 La Pérouse followed the coast from their landfall near Mount St Elias in Alaska to southern California, exploring and mapping the coast and making particularly significant visits to Lituya Bay where they transacted with the Tlingit tribe (as dramatised two centuries later by Carl Sagan in Cosmos), the outer islands of British Columbia, San Francisco and Monterey. The first non-Spanish visitor to California since Francis Drake, the French explorer took close note of Spanish activity in the pueblos and missions.The expedition sailed on, visiting Macau, Manila, Korea, the Pacific coast of Russia, Japan, and Samoa and exploring the central Pacific, but their main instructions were to make for Australian waters to check on English activity in the region. Australia was a prize, and the French were as keen as the English to claim it. On 24 January 1788 they reached Botany Bay to find the ships of the First Fleet at anchor in the harbour and to the great surprise of the English settlers. The French ships spent over six weeks in Botany Bay, and thus witnessed the English move to Port Jackson and the beginnings of the fledgling settlement there. The settlers were the last Europeans to see the French expedition before it vanished in the Pacific. France lost its most important explorer of the eighteenth century, and the nation mourned this loss and the mystery surrounding it for decades.La Pérouse's habit of forwarding records whenever he had a chance ensured their survival. The first portion was forwarded by sea from Macao; the second (Macao to Kamchatka) went overland with De Lesseps, and the final despatches from Botany Bay. When it became clear that something had happened to the expedition, a decision was made to publish the journals he had transmitted home.This excellent copy of the handsome English edition has the armorial bookplates of Jeremiah D'Olier of Co. Wicklow, Ireland. D'Olier, 1745-1817, a Huguenot goldsmith, was one of the founding governors of the Bank of Ireland and served as Sheriff of Dublin in 1788. D'Olier Street in modern Dublin commemorates him.

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        Samling af fortjente danske mænds portraiter med biographiske efterretninger. Deel 1 - 3.

      København 1799 - 1806. 8vo. Kobberstukne tittelbl. 12 kobberstukne portretter. Kobberstikk i teksten. Nyere skinnbd. i gammel stil. Ryggdekor i gull. Monogram med krone. Rent og fint eks

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        ART OF BLEACHING PIECE-GOODS, COTTONS, AND THREADS, OF EVERY DESCRIPTION RENDERED MORE EASY AND GENERAL BY MEANS OF THE OXYGENATED MURIATIC ACID; WITH THE METHOD OF RENDERING PAINTED OR PRINTED GOODS PERFECTLY WHITE OR COLOURLESS. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, THE MOST CERTAIN METHODS OF BLEACHING SILK AND WOOL; AND THE DISCOVERIES MADE BY THE AUTHOR IN THE ART OF BLEACHING PAPER

      London, England: G.G. and J. Robinson, 1799. later paper-covered boards, top edge cut, other edges uncut. 8vo. later paper-covered boards, top edge cut, other edges uncut. xvi, 351+(1) pages, nine foldout plates. C.J.H. Woodbury, Bibliography of the Cotton Manufacture (Waltham, Massachusetts: E.L. Barry, 1909), 45. Translated from the French by William Nicholson. Advertisement by the translator, preliminary observations by the author, table of contents, appendix. Nine foldout plates follow text. Author was a French chemist and Inspector of Manufactures.Covers lightly soiled, rubbed and scuffed at edges. Tanning at edges of text.

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        ELEMENTS OF CHEMISTRY IN A NEW SYSTEMATIC ORDER, CONTAINING ALL THE MODERN DISCOVERIES

      for Matthew Carey, Philadelphia, PA 1799 - 8vo. contemporary leather, red leather gilt-stamped label on spine. xliii, 49-592 pages, plates. Fourth edition (Cole 785; Evans 35718). Same text as the third edition, according to Cole. Translated from the French by Robert Kerr. Advertisement of the translator, preface by the author, table of contents, thirteen appendices. Two foldout tables in text; thirteen follow text. Covers bumped at corners. Back outside joint cracking. Inside hinges cracked. Previous owner's bookplate on second blank leaf. Foxing, mainly at edges of text. contemporary leather, red leather gilt-stamped label on spine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        INSTITUCION CHRISTIANA O EXPLICACION DE LAS QUATRO PARTES DE LA DOCTRINA CHRISTIANA. Traducida del francés por . 3 tomos (obra completa).

      - Primera parte: del símbolo. Segunda parte. de los sacramentos. Tercera parte: de los Mandamientos, &c. Madrid, Imprenta Viuda de Ibarra, 1799, 12x18, 3 tomos. 2 hojas, 431 págs. 408 págs. y 431 págs. Encuadernados en plena pasta española con tejuelos. (Palau: "El Rvdo. Gallarreta es autor de esta traducción, prohibida por Edicto de 18 Marzo de 1801"). (52324).

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

      Verlag Johann Gottlob Beygang Leipzig Erscheinungsjahr 1799. Format Groß8° **Bestellen Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns, so versenden wir innerhalb Deutschlands generell versandkostenfrei** . 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 ! =

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        Carte de la Floride et de la Georgie

      c. 1799, Paris - The map depicts Florida during its time under Spanish control. Numerous Indian villages are located and roads are shown connecting early settlements. There are no engraved political divisions indicating the mapmaker\'s bias toward either the territorial claims of Spain or the United States. The map provides an excellent view of the Gulf Coast with a dramatically over-sized Tampa Bay. Numerous Indian villages are located and roads are shown connecting early settlements. The Bahamas are also well delineated., Size : 335x440 (mm), 13.125x17.25 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline

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        Nouvelle Carte Hydrographique et Routiere de la Suisse

      Strasbourg, l'an 8 [1799-1800]. (SWITZERLAND) Folds to Sm. 8vo (ca. 4 1/2 x 6 inches; map ca. 36 x 24 inches). . The 32 sections backed on linen, partially handcolored. Some spotting of map, and light offsetting, discoloration and rubbing of cloth, else very good . Weiss was the cartographer for Etat Major Général de l'Armée du Rhin

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        Traite de mecanique celeste

      Complete with folding plate in Volume 4, all half titles and errata; with an extra errata leaf in Volume 4, uncalled for by Horblit. Volumes I and II printed on paper watermarked “Mecanique Celeste.” In prize half calf, gilt arms of Glasgow University, spines elaborately gilt with morocco labels. With prize bookplate awarding this copy to George Johnson in the class of physics, April 1910. Johnson (b.1889) was a navel architect who graduated in 1912. During World War I he worked on the battle-cruiser Renown and submarines for the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. A fine set. pp. First edition, first issue, first state of the author’s monumental work in which all the laws of planetary motion are deduced from the concept of universal gravity. It includes all supplements found lacking in many copies. Considered a sequel to Newton’s Principia, Laplace argues that the universe was really a great self-regulating machine and that the whole solar system could continue on its existing plan for an immense period of time. This was a great step forward from the Newtonian uncertainties in this area. He also offered a brilliant explanation of the secular inequalities of the mean motion of the moon about the earth, a problem which Euler and Lagrange had failed to solve. This work also contains Laplace's fundamental contribution to the subject of capillarity in which he showed for the first time that capillary phenomena could be explained by the assumption of forces between the ultimate particles of matter, varying inversely as a power higher than the square of the distance. Laplace (1749-1827), considered the Isaac Newton of France, was one of the most influential scientists in the fields of mathematics, celestial mechanics, and physics. He dedicated this major work to Bonaparte (Volume 3), who honored him with the title of Marquis.Dibner, 14; Horblit, 63; Norman, 1277; Printing & the Mind of Man, 252

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        Sanka hatsumo [trans.: Treatise on Obstetrics]

      35 fine woodcut illus. in the text. Six parts bound in four vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers (rubbed, minor marginal worming), orig. block printed title label on each upper cover, new stitching. Tokyo: Suharaya Mohe, 1799. First edition of the first Japanese book to recommend the use of Western forceps in delivery. Katakura (1750-1822), was one of Kagawa's students and a leader in integrating the ideas and concepts of western medical practice into Japanese obstetrics. Inspired particularly by Hendrik van Deventer and Smellie as well as other western obstetricians, Katakura was the first to use in utero illustration which adopted western views and abandoned the eastern understanding of fetal development and positioning... "The book is very well-illustrated with figures depicting fetal positions, the placenta, and use of a newly introduced instrument -- the forceps."-Heirs of Hippocrates-(unknowingly describing the 1822 reprint which is identical to the 1799 first edition except for the addition of the portrait of Katakura). Very good set. ❧ Mestler, A Galaxy of Old Japanese Medical Books, II, p. 494-"Kakuryo or Genshu or Shinho Katakura (1750-1822), a Japanese physician who came from a long line of doctors, had been a pupil of Genetsu Kagawa, and was himself very famous in obstetrics and gynecology, felt it necessary to write a book to correct what he believed to be the errors in the works of the two Kagawas referred to above. The result was the Sanka hatsumo, published originally in 1799 in six volumes (bound in four), a treatise on obstetrics described by the author in his preface as 'a collection of medical science based on actual experience'." .

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        The Superb Lily.

      London Published by Dr Thornton 1799 - Engraving with mezzotint, printed in colours and finished by hand, heightened with gum arabic. Dimensions: 484 by 355mm. (19 by 14 inches). A fine early impression in the first state.

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        The Birth of an Heir, La Naissance d'un Heritier

      Published by William Ward, London 1799 - Colour printed mezzotint with added hand colour. In good condition with the exception of some light creasing, and some small repaired tears one of which extends into the image. A fine colour printed mezzotint, by the master engraver William Ward showing the birth of the first male heir. William Ward is remembered as one of the most accomplished engravers of his day. He produced some of the most beautiful prints of the period, and his delicate engravings epitomize the style and sentiment of the age. Ward was primarily a mezzotint engraver but he also worked in stipple, executing hauntingly delicate prints that capture the soul and character of their subject. He studied under John Raphael Smith and quickly became one of his most distinguished pupils, incorporating his masters' delicate technique into his own distinctive style. Along with his brother James, William was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and soon earned the privilege of becoming mezzotint engraver to the prince regent. For any print connoisseur the work of William Ward epitomizes the best of English printmaking, his fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination combine to create enduring images that speak of the taste and beauty of the age. This happy domestic scene showcases Ward talents as an engraver and demonstrates the simple beauty of English genre painting.

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        Lucinde. Ein Roman. Erster Theil (= alles Erschienene).,

      Berlin, Heinrich Frölich 1799 - 1 Bl., 300 S., Broschur fleckig, knickspurig und etwas beschädigt, Seiten teils mit kleiner Eckknickspur, Titelblatt in der Falz mit altem Papierstreifen verstärkt, papierbedingt gebräunt, teils etwas braunfleckig, auf den ersten Seiten vereinzelt Radierspuren von radierten Bleistiftanstreichungen, kleines Exlibris und Name auf Innendeckel, innen ansonsten ordentlich erhalten, breitrandiges Exemplar, unbeschnitten, Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 200 Kl.-8°., einfache Broschur der Zeit, [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        George Washington pays his second cousin, William Augustine Washington, for a $500 load of corn destined for his Mount Vernon distillery ? some of which was to be sent for the use of William Augustine's "workmen" (slaves)

      "Autograph Endorsement Signed, ""Presented 24th of June 1799 and accepted by Go: Washington,"" accomplished on the verso of an Autograph Document Signed by William Augustine Washington,""Wm. Augt. Washington"", 1 page, 7.5"" x 6"", Haywood, [South Carolina], June 15, 1799, a draft for $500 payable to Fredericksburg merchants, ""Messrs Walter Roe & Co."" With an additional endorsement below Washington's: ""Thompson & Veitch."" Light toning at expected mailing folds, mounting strip along verso of left margin, else very good to fine condition. Elegantly matted and framed with a reproduction of William Augustine Washington's document for convenient viewing. George Washington's cousin, William Augustine Washington, writes a draft for $500 payable to Walter Roe & Co., merchants in Fredericksburg, Virginia, being part payment for a cargo of corn purchased for use in the distillery at Mount Vernon. Washington's credited William Augustine on May 11, 1799 for the delivery of 187 1/2 barrels of ""Indian Corn"", valued at $500 (George Washington, Mount Vernon Ledger, 1799-1800). William Augustine's $500 draft was forwarded to George Washington by Alexandria merchant William Wilson who wrote on June 24: ?The inclosed draft was transmitted to me from Fredericksburgh, and I take the liberty of Sending it for Acceptance. Be pleased to return it by the bearer? (Papers of George Washington at the Library of Congress). Upon receipt of Wilson?s letter and William Augustine's draft, George Washington wrote in his day book, on June 24: ?Charge Colo. Wm Auge Washington with his draught on me (dated the 15th instt) in favr of Messrs Walter Roe & Co. at 60 days sight and in the hands of Willm Wilson accepted by me for $500.? On August 24, 1799, the firm of Thompson & Veitch called for the payment on the $500 draft, to which Washington responded on August 30 with a check drawn ""on the Bank of Alexandria, in discharge of my acceptance of William Auge Washington?s draught on me for $500 in favor of Messrs Waltr Roe & Co.? GW also noted this in one of his ledgers (George Washington, Ledger C, Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, N.J.). Thompson & Veitch acknowledged the receipt of the check on the same day (George Washington, Diaries, 6:357). In a July 13, 1799 letter to George Washington alerting him to the $500 draft, William Augustine also asked if the remaining credit in his favor be paid in ""Whiskey for my workmen"" [read slaves]. Walter Roe & Company had operated from 1786 on Market Street, dealing in fabrics and other dry goods in Baltimore before moving to Fredericksburg around 1797 where he began dealing in imported groceries. (Maryland Journal, Baltimore, December 26, 1786, p.1; Federal Gazette, Baltimore, May 8, 1798, p.1; ""London Porter & Double Glos'ter Cheese,"" Virginia Herald, Fredericksburg, August 31, 1798, p. 4)The firm Thompson & Veitch operated in Alexandria, Virginia from at least 1797 offering a variety of dry goods and specializing in English fabrics, moving to Washington sometime between 1804 and 1807. (Alexandria Times, November 22, 1791, p. 1; Columbian Mirror, Alexandria, August 10, 1799, p.1; Alexandria Advertiser, July 25, 1804, p.3 Poulson's American Daily Advertiser, Philadelphia, January 13, 1807, p. 1)"

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        Traite de mecanique celeste

      Complete with folding plate in Volume 4, all half titles and errata; with an extra errata leaf in Volume 4, uncalled for by Horblit. Volumes I and II printed on paper watermarked ?"Mecanique Celeste.?" In prize half calf, gilt arms of Glasgow University, spines elaborately gilt with morocco labels. With prize bookplate awarding this copy to George Johnson in the class of physics, April 1910. Johnson (b.1889) was a navel architect who graduated in 1912. During World War I he worked on the battle-cruiser Renown and submarines for the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. A fine set. pp. First edition, first issue, first state of the author?'s monumental work in which all the laws of planetary motion are deduced from the concept of universal gravity. It includes all supplements found lacking in many copies. Considered a sequel to Newton?'s Principia, Laplace argues that the universe was really a great self-regulating machine and that the whole solar system could continue on its existing plan for an immense period of time. This was a great step forward from the Newtonian uncertainties in this area. He also offered a brilliant explanation of the secular inequalities of the mean motion of the moon about the earth, a problem which Euler and Lagrange had failed to solve. This work also contains Laplace's fundamental contribution to the subject of capillarity in which he showed for the first time that capillary phenomena could be explained by the assumption of forces between the ultimate particles of matter, varying inversely as a power higher than the square of the distance. Laplace (1749-1827), considered the Isaac Newton of France, was one of the most influential scientists in the fields of mathematics, celestial mechanics, and physics. He dedicated this major work to Bonaparte (Volume 3), who honored him with the title of Marquis. Dibner, 14; Horblit, 63; Norman, 1277; Printing & the Mind of Man, 252

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        Trait? des Affections Vaporeuses des Deux Sexes, ou Maladies Nerveuses, Vulgairement Appel?es Maux de Nerfs

      Paris - Cussac 1799 - A description of the different nervous disorders of the sexes, and their treatments, written in French. Sixth edition. Dr Pierre Pomme worked atthe Montpellier University, and was considered something of an expert on all 'nervous disorders'. In 1763,he popularized the term vapours, a disorder already well known to the English. These nervous vapors, arising as they did from the uterus, could derange all functions of the brain. Including an engraved frontispiece of the author. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebound in half-morocco bindings with original paper wraps bound in. Externally, very smart, with some very minor shelfwear to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, with some scattered light spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD with a good interior. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Précis d'Expériences et d'Observations sur les différentes espèces de Lait.

      Strasbourg, chez Levrault et chez Barrois 1799 - Considérées dans leurs rapports avec la Chimie, la Médecine et l'économie rurale. Par A. Parmentier et N. Déyeux. Strasbourg, chez Levrault et chez Barrois - An 7 (1799) - 420 pages plus Table. Reliure demi basane fauve de l'époque. Dos lisse avec fleuron dorés et pièce de titre. Très rares piqures. Bon état. Format in-8°(21x13). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettres historiques et critiques sur l'Italie. Avec des Notes relatives à la situation actuelle de l'Italie, et la Liste raisonnée des Tableaux et autres Monuments qui ont été apportés à Paris, de Milan, de Rome, de Venise, etc.

      Paris, Ponthieu, An VII (1799). - 3 tomes en 1 volume in-8. (2ff.blancs). VIII. 415pp. + 2ff. 455pp. + 2ff. 400pp. Demi-veau, dos lisse orné (Reliure de l'époque, charnière supérieure restaurée). Edition Originale publiée par Sérieys sur le manuscrit de l'auteur, de ces lettres que Stendhal admirait et qui n'étaient destinées à l'origine qu'à un petit cercle d'amis choisis. Charles de Brosses (1709-1777), président du Parlement de Dijon, esprit brillant et cultivé, amateur de bonne chère et bon vivant, voyagea en Italie en 1739 et 1740. Ces lettres qui furent écrites de mémoire plusieurs années après son retour en France, constituent un tour de force littéraire et l'un des témoignages les plus intéressants laissés sur l'Italie par un écrivain français. "Cet exercice de style d’une composition à froid et de seconde main n’exclut pas cependant la chaleur d’une émotion restée entière, et le plaisir qu’elle communique est le même. Le principe est simple: une étape, des lieux, une lettre. Mais un même lieu peut être raconté à différents destinataires. Il en résulte des effets polyphoniques intéressants, car de Brosses s’adresse à chacun de manière différente: avec le 'gros Blancey', amateur de plaisirs simples, de bons mots et de jolies femmes, le ton sera égrillard et le Président se révélera être un franc libertin. ( ) Les lettres à M.de Quentin, en revanche, sont d’une écriture plus austère et plus cultivée: les palais, les lieux de culte sont soigneusement recensés, et la profusion d’objets d’art ainsi décrits tourne au catalogue. C’est dire que ce journal, élaboré d’après un riche fonds de notes et de mémoires, ne prend sa véritable dimension que par la forme épistolaire. ( ) L’ensemble laisse une impression de 'choses vues', qui tient au mélange hétéroclite et au jeu des transitions lâches, de l’Opéra aux églises et des églises. aux courtisanes, chapitre qu’il 'traite à fond' d’ailleurs. Et les promenades artistiques le cèdent souvent à la chronique mondaine. On le voit, l’essentiel n’est pas seulement la peinture, même si celle-ci occupe beaucoup de place et reste un morceau de choix. L’adresse est précisément de donner à ces observations la vivacité du coup de crayon et l’inachèvement de l’ébauche, comme si, par un jeu spéculaire, la lettre devenait tableau du tableau, prenait son coloris, empruntait son trait. Les Lettres familières ressemblent donc fort à une relecture, avec ratures et corrections, d’un monumental livre d’art qui appelle de constantes rééditions: il n’y a pas une Italie, celle autant mythique que réelle, des arts et des artistes, mais une variété de lieux et d’œuvres assujettis au goût qui change et au temps qui passe" (Dictionnaire des Œuvres Littéraires Françaises). Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Life of Petrarch. Collected from Memoires pour la vie de Petrarch, by Mrs. Susanna Dobson.

      . 4th edition. 2 vols. London: Printed by T. Maiden 1799. Embellished with 8 copper-plates, designed, and engraved by Kirk and with vignettes. XVIII + 388 + [12]; 401 + [10] pp. Contemporary full red leather with goldlines on spine, boards and inner ornamental goldline, all edges gilt. Spines weakly faded..

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        Bibliotheca Ophthalmica, ... - Repertorium aller bis zu Ende des Jahres 1797 erschienen Schriften über die Augenkrankheiten. 1.-3. Theil. (all publ.)

      . Wien, Bey CArl Schaumberg und Compagnie, 1799, 4°, XXVIII, 170; 114; 213, (1) pp., Halbpergamenteinband der Zeit; feines Exemplar.. Äußerst seltene erste und einzige Ausgabe der ersten augenheilkundlichen Bibliographie! - - "Ein Werk des staunenswerhtesten Fleisses und als einziges seiner Art noch heute unentbehrlich." Hirschberg - - "Mit der 'Bibliotheca ophthalmica' hat Georg Joseph Beer als Ergebnis 20jähriges Studium eine umfangreiche Fleißarbeit vorgelegt. Sie enthält mehr als 1300 Literaturhinweise auf etwa 580 Verfasser, die einen Beitrag zu Augenheilkunde geliefert haben, sie reichen von der einfachen Namensnennung und Titelangabe bis zu 12seitigen Rezension." Münchow, p.408 - - Lesky 52; Wellcome II, 130; Hirsch/H. I, 423; Hirschberg II, P 469, p.518; III, 10

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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 - 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 First American from the second London edition, considerably enlarged and improved. 2 vols., 8vo. xii, 276; [2], ii, [1], 4-134, 115, [5] pp. 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. Evans,35770; ESTC W13034: Henrey 1008 (First Edition) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Ministre de la Police Générale, aux Administrations Centrales et municipales de la République. Paris, le 6 Frimaire, an 8 de la République française, une et indivisible. [ au sujet de la journée du 18 Brumaire ]

      De l'Imprimerie de la République 1799 - 1 brochure in-12, De l'Imprimerie de la République, Paris, Frimaire An VIII [ 1799 ], 4 pp. (dont de texte) Edition originale de l'extraordinaire lettre circulaire de Joseph Fouché relative à la Journée du 18 Brumaire : 'Citoyens administrateurs, vous avez applaudi aux succès de la journée du 18 brumaire ; vos administrés ont embrassé avec transport l'étendue des espérances qu'elle leur offre ; les cités et les armées se reposent avec assurance sur la force et la sagesse du génie qui a présidé à cette révolution.' . 'Que les insensés qui furent tour-à-tour persécuteurs et victimes, se persuadent bien que l'autel de la justice est le seul asile commun qui leur reste après tant d'agitations et de troubles' . 'Que les émigrés trouvent, s'ils le peuvent, le repos et la paix loin de la patrie qu'ils voulaient asservir et détruire ; mais cette patrie les rejette éternellement de son sein. L'espérance d'y rentrer ne sera pour eux qu'une trompeuse illusion'. Bon état (annotations ms. de l'époque en première et dernière page). Tourneux, I, 5132 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Politique devoilee de la France vis-a-vis de L'Angleterre : conduite de celle-ci, depuis l'epoque de la conference de Pilnitz jusqu'a la declaration de guerre qui lui a ete faite au mepris de sa neutralite... [Complete in 2 volumes] ... (Truncated)

      Londres, [s.n.], 1799, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFull Book Title: Politique devoilee de la France vis-a-vis de L'Angleterre : conduite de celle-ci, depuis l'epoque de la conference de Pilnitz jusqu'a la declaration de guerre qui lui a ete faite au mepris de sa neutralite... [Complete in 2 volumes] ... confirmee par lous les documens authentiques, et mise en evidence pour servir de comparaison, avec quelques remarques sur la continuation de la guerre. Par M. Herbert MarshFinely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the titles blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly cross-ruled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical description; 2v. ; 8°. Notes; A translation of 'The history of the politicks of Great Britain and France', itself a translation of Herbert Marsh's 'Historische Uebersicht der Politik Englands und Frankreichs'. The imprint is false, probably printed in France. ESTC citation no.: N12517. Subjects; Great Britain - Foreign relations - France. France - Foreign relations - Great Britain. Europe - Politics and government - 1789-1815.

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        Entomologische Versuche.

      Wien, K. Schaumburg und Comp., 1799. 8vo (187 x 115mm). pp. 142, (10), with 4 handcoloured engraved plates. Later cloth. Rare. The fine plates, illustrating 45 coleoptera and a species of Gryllus are the work of Jacob Sturm. The author describes 20 new species of beetles and records observations on 29 more. The fourth plate does not belong to the work but has been added from Hoppe's 'Elytratorum' 1795.//Horn-Schenkling 4072.

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        Ideenmagazin für Liebhaber von Gärten, Englischen Anlagen und für Besitzer von Landgütern um Gärten und ländliche Gegenden, sowohl mit geringem als auch grossem Geldaufwand, nach den originellsten Englischen, Gothischen, Sinesischen Geschmacksmanieren zu verschönern und zu veredeln . Recueil d'Idées Nouvelles pour la décoration des jardins et des parcs

      F.G. Baumgärtner and others, Leipzig, Paris [and elsewhere] 1799 - (12 1/4 x 10 inches). Titles, part-titles, indices and text in German and French. 282 engraved plates (47 hand-coloured [8 of these mounted on blue paper], two printed in two colours, three printed in bistre, one folding). (Lacking the French title and all the text to part 13, without part titles to parts 14-24 and 26-29 [?as issued], occasional spotting, some old creasing). Contemporary marbled boards, red lettering-piece to spine A significant selection from this valuable and fascinating work. Grohmann was Professor of Philosophy at Leipzig, and the prolific author of a number of works on architecture and the decorative arts. The work was continued briefly after his death in 1805 by the publisher F. G. Baumgärtner. The plates illustrate a broad range of buildings, landscapes, grottoes and garden furnishings drawn from an eclectic range of sources and styles both western and eastern (English, Gothic, Chinese, etc. according to the titles), classical and rustic. the work was published for 'Admirers of English gardens [tr.]' and for landowners wishing to 'ornament' their properties. A complete copy should include parts 1-48 of the Ideen Magazin and parts 1-12 of the Neues Ideen--Magazin with a total of 555 plates. Berlin Kat. 3366; Brunet III, 1293; Quérard III, p.485. Parts 1-29 only (of 60) in 2 volumes, quarto [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PANTOGRAPHIA; CONTAINING ACCURATE COPIES OF ALL THE KNOWN ALPHABETS IN THE WORLD; TOGETHER WITH AN ENGLISH EXPLANATION OF THE PECULIAR FORCE OR POWER OF EACH LETTER .

      John and Arthur Arch, et al., London 1799 - 8vo. re-cased with most of original cloth preserved, newer leather spine label. (iv), xxxvi, 320 pages. First edition, finely printed letterpress in types cast by Fry, Steele, and Co. on hotpressed Super-Royal Wove Paper with Cooper and Graham's "best" ink. (Bigmore & Wyman I,243; Bonacini 647, Lowndes 844, Updike II,120 and Birrell and Garnett 93). A specimen of the full range of each alphabet is shown on the verso pages, with a textual description on the recto. Fry, one of the most learned of the English typefounders of his day, spent sixteen years researching this great work. Contains more than two hundred specimens, arranged alphabetically by name, of alphabets from Abyssinian to New Zealand, including twenty varieties of Chaldean, thirty-nine of the Greek, as well as eight Egyptian, eleven Hebrew, seven Irish, six Malayan, seven Persian, seven Phoenician, seven Samaritan, one Tibetan, and two Welsh. Requiring an extraordinarily large range of type specimens, many of the characters were expressly cut by Fry for his book, although some did come from the James' Foundry. Signed and dated "William Tooke, 1799" on second blank page; this could be the English literary figure William Tooke (1744-1820). His name is crossed out and "E. West" is written under it. The book has been re-cased, preserving the original cloth sides and spine and all laid down on newer cloth with leather spine label. re-cased with most of original cloth preserved, newer leather spine label [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Heron & Spaniel

      published by Jeffreys & Co, London 1799 - Mezzotint with engraving and roulette by Samuel William Reynolds. (Cut to the engraved borderline, some small expertly repaired tears). A fine impression of this very rare but typically dramatic work after Northcote. During the 1790s Northcote turned his attention to the painting of animals, usually involving big cats. Northcote had approached this theme in the 1770s, following Stubbs' exploration of the "Lion and Horse" theme (which Stubbs himself engraved in the late 1780s). He arranged for his compositions to be engraved by Samuel William Reynolds and Charles Turner, two of the best printmakers in London. The product was a remarkable group of bold, richly-engraved compositions, which are now very rare. Whitman (SWR) 417; Lennox-Boyd 86, II/II.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Théâtre de l'Hermitage

      - 2 volumes in 8° (210 x 130 mm), cuir d 'époque, (2)-438 et (4)-432 pages, Buisson, Paris, An 7 de la République (1799). Première édition française. Selon Barbier, l'édition originale parut à Saint-Pétersbourg en 1788-1789. Les pages de titre de ces deux volumes précisent que « ces pièces ont été composées en langue française, et représentées par des acteurs français sur le théâtre particulier de l'impératrice, appelé l'Hermitage, devant cette princesse et sa société intime, à la fin de 1787 et dans l'hiver de 1788. Une petite mouillure (20 x 20 mm) en coins sur 20 -30 pages. Sinon tres propre.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Bombillon]
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        Catalogus Bibliothecae Historico Naturalis Josephi Banks

      London:: Gul. Bulmer,. 1799; 1800.. Hardcover. Very good condition. Two volumes of this rare set of the privately issued catalog of the private library of Sir Joseph Banks, of which only 250 copies were published. Volumes IV & V, of which the last volume is often missing from institutional sets. Volume 5 contains a list of works from the first four volumes indexed by author, as well as a supplementary list of those items that were acquired after the publication of the previous volumes. Taylor notes that the fifth volume (1800), is lacking in three of the nine sets he located. Jonas Carlsson Dryander (1748- 1810), Swedish botanist and librarian, served as Banks' librarian and curator of his collections from 1782 on at Banks' home in Dean Street, Soho. He succeeded Daniel Solander, a fellow Swede, in this role; Dryander later became librarian of the Royal Society and the first librarian and vice president of the Linnean Society. Dryander's crowning achievement was this catalog of Banks' private library, described as follows: "his catalogue of the Banksian library, which is before the public, will be a lasting monument of erudition, perserverance, and sound judgement, which has never been equaled.." (The Monthly Magazine, Vol. 30, 1810, p373). When Dryander died, Banks wrote to his surgeon "?'I have lost my right hand man … my chief pleasure, that of my library, is reduced almost to a shadow". (Banks to Home, Natural History Museum, Dawson Turner copies, 18.88a). Provenance of these volumes, the collection of Edward Forster, with his signature. This is likely Edward Forster the younger (1765 - 1849), brother of Thomas Furly Forster, who was one of the first fellows of the Linnean Society, member of many scientific societies, and friend of Jonas Dryander and Sir Joseph Banks. 8vo, half dark brown calf with marbled boards. Volume IV, 'Mineralogi' (books concerning geology and mineralogy); Volume V, 'Supplementum et index auctorum' contains a list of works in the collection indexed by author, and a supplementary list of items acquired after the publication of the preceding volumes. Vols. IV rear board loose but not detached; Vol. V front board loose, but not detached. Boards a bit rubbed, otherwise very good condition.

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        The excursion down the Wye from Ross to Monmouth : comprehending, historical and descriptive accounts of Wilton and Goodrich castles, also of Court Field, the nursery of King Henry the Fifth; New Wear, and every other object in the ... (Truncated)

      Monmouth : Printed and sold by him [i.e. C. Heath] : sold also by Mr. Roberts, Ross : Mrs. Chambers, Ragland : Mr. Rogers; [etc., etc.], 1799, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFull Book Title: The excursion down the Wye from Ross to Monmouth : comprehending, historical and descriptive accounts of Wilton and Goodrich castles, also of Court Field, the nursery of King Henry the Fifth; New Wear, and every other object in the voyage... ... The celebrated family of the Swifts, who resided at Goodrich, are not overlooked: and, throughout the whole are interspersed, a variety of amusing and interesting circumstances: never before collected: particularly, memoirs and anecdotes...Finely bound in contemporary half aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt-cross bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly blind-tooled. Bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and toned as with age. Scans on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; BOUND WITH both parts of Heath's Monmouthshire excursion including Tintern Abbey & Chepstow Castle and BOUND WITH his Historical and Descriptive Accounts of the Ancient and Present State of Castle Ragland... Notes; At foot of p. 164: "End of the first part." Continued by three other "Historical accounts ... " by the same author, published 1801-4. Libri Walliae 2368. Subjects; Kyrle, John 1637-1724. Travel. Description. History.Folk Customs. River Wye. Wye Valley. Wales. Ross. Monmouth. Monmouthshire. Wales. Genre; Travel Literature - 18th century.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        [K472, 473, 474, 476, 519, 523, 524, 441, 517, 520, 284d (307), 539, 619, 416c (433), 596, 597, 598, 295b (308), 437, 579, 210a (152), 340a (392), 518, 340b (391), 529, 340c (390), 531, 468, 530, 367a (349)]. XXX Gesänge mit Begleitung des Pianoforte

      Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. [1799]. Oblong folio. Half leather with marbled boards, raised bands on spine with typed label: "Mozart – Oeuvres V." 1f. (series title: "Oeuvres Complettes de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart" with pictorial vignette by W. Böhm after G. V. Kininger incorporating musical instruments), [i] (title), [i] (preface), 5 (table of contents with printed critical annotations), 6-100 pp. Typeset, with engraved series title. Printed on various types of paper, some of them blue/green in colour. Without watermarks. Volume no. "V" printed to foot of imprint and all numbered pages. Additional stanzas of songs printed as residual text. Some pages (7, 63, 65, 85, 87, 91, 93) with text only. Early former owner's signature to lower right corner of series title in ink: "Fr. Kerner." Slightly foxed and soiled; small hole to pp. 75-76; minor dampstaining to upper inner corners. . First Edition, second issue of at least 15 numbers: K473, 520, 284d, 539, 416c (433), 295b (308), 437, 579, 210a (152), 340a (392), 518, 340b (391), 529, 340c (390), and 530 (although without watermarks present in the first issue as described by Haberkamp). Five additional numbers (K472, 468, 474, 517, and 518) were claimed by Constanze Mozart to have been published in 1788, but no such publications have been traced and presumably do not, in fact, exist. These five additional numbers are thus, in all likelihood, also first editions. Haberkamp I pp. 409-15. Haberkamp II, plates 376-79. Hoboken 12, 701. Hirsch IV, 987. RISM M7316. Like other contemporaneous editions of music with a sung text in German, the front matter (except series title) uses German instead of the otherwise more common French. The critical annotations to the table of contents (Haberkamp II plate 379) foreshadow the scholarly editions of the later 19th century. The abbreviations "MM" ("Mozart Manuscript") and "MW" ("Mozart Witwe [widow]") are used as bibliographical references. Dates of composition are given if known; most (but not quite all) of the poets are credited. Some of the original poems, apparently considered inappropriate, have been replaced with new ones by "D. Jäger" of Leipzig (K340a, 340b, 529, 340c, and 468), with the discarded original texts still appearing in the table of contents. German texts by Jäger have been added as a second underlay to numbers whose original texts are in French (K284d and 295b) or Italian (K437, 579, 210a). French texts by "Herr Hélisberg" (first name unknown) have been added as a second underlay to some German songs.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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