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        A Voyage to the East Indies: Containing An Account Of The Manners, Customs Etc. of the Natives

      London: J. Davis (Printer) 1800 - 'with a geographical description of the country collected from observations made during a residence of thirteen years, between 1776 & 1789, in districts little frequented by the Europeans.'1st English edition.Translated from the German by William Johnston.8vo. (xii) + 478 p.p.1 plate of hieroglyphical marks + half a page of musical notation.Newly rebound in dark green morocco, maroon leather spine label, gilt lettering.Many areas of text lightly foxed or spotted, plate foxed o/w a very good copy of rare title.Originally published in Rome in 1796, followed by a German edition (Berlin) in 1798.The author was described as a 'barefooted Carmelite.' [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Paris. 1798-1800. - Six volumes (five octavo text volumes and a quarto atlas). [4],viii,cci,[2],294,[2, errata]; viii,529,[1, errata]; [2],viii,474,[2, errata]; viii,494,[2, errata]; xii,560,[4, errata]; [2],viii,158,[2]pp. plus sixteen maps (some folding) and plates. Numerous folding tables throughout the text. Octavo text volumes with quarto atlas. Contemporary three- quarter calf and marbled boards, spines gilt, leather labels. One text volume expertly rebacked, with original spine and label. A handsome copy in very good plus condition, with the Errata leaf present in all five text volumes. First edition, octavo issue. An account of the second French circumnavigation and the first French commercial voyage to the Pacific Northwest. Marchand, commander of the voyage, had learned of the lucrative potential for the fur trade in that region from British captain Portlock. He sailed via Cape Horn, stopped at the Marquesas, and traded along the Northwest Coast in the summer of 1791. He provides detailed descriptions of Norfolk Sound and Sitka, followed by a particularly detailed account of the Queen Charlotte Islands, and further explorations as far as the southern end of Vancouver Island. Besides the lengthy descriptions of the country and the Indian inhabitants, the author gives the most extensive history of exploration on the Northwest Coast up to this time, including the voyages of Drake, Juan de Fuca, de Fuentes, Bering, Cook, La Pérouse, Meares, Dixon, Colnett, Malaspina, Roggeveen, etc. Two editions were published in 1798-1800, one consisting of four volumes and one of six. Howes rates them both "b." "A most important work for the history of geographical discovery in the Northwest" -Hill. "A very important and authoritative work for the history of the Northwest Coast" -Lada-Mocarski. From North America Marchand sailed to Hawaii and then to Macao, where he failed to sell his valuable cargo of furs. He then returned to France, where the Revolutionary government confiscated his cargo. The voyage was a loss for its investors. Marchand died in 1793 and Count Fleurieu, himself an experienced Pacific explorer, took over the editing and publication of the material from the voyage, as well as adding an authoritative history of Pacific exploration and discoveries along the American coast. Considerable text is also devoted to natural history exploration en route. The detailed maps are of Alaska and the Northwest Coast, the Marquesas, and Hawaii. HILL 612. STREETER SALE 3496. LADA-MOCARSKI 54. HOWES F195, "b." EBERSTADT NORTHWEST COAST 111. WICKERSHAM 6622. WAGNER NORTHWEST COAST I:212. SABIN 24751. FORBES HAWAII 293. HOWGEGO M43. O'REILLY-REITMAN 617.

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        The Night-Blowing Cereus

      London, 1800. The most strikingly beautiful flower plates ever to be printed in England. "The plant shown in this picture [ Selenicereus grandiflorus (L.) Britton & Rose]... is also known as the Moon Cactus, from the moon-like appearance of the fully open flower. Thornton also says that... it was sometimes called the `Torch Thistle' as it `exhibits to the observer a figure equally grotesque as terrific, with flowers possessing actually the blazing appearance of a torch.' The plant is a native of Jamaica and Cuba. This picture is one of the most arresting in the collection... The plant itself is of interest, not only for its large and beautiful flowers, but as a representative of those which, growing in a hot and dry environment, open their flowers at night for pollination by night-flying insects, pollinators being scarce in such climates during the heat of the day. This has a curious effect where public botanic gardens are concerned, since these are shut at night to visitors, who thus never see the plant in full bloom." (Ronald King. The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton . 1981, p.74). Thornton's Temple of Flora is the greatest English colour-plate flower book. "...[Thornton] inherited a competent fortune and trained as a doctor. He appears to have had considerable success in practice and was appointed both physician to the Marylebone Dispensary and lecturer in medical botany at Guy's and St. Thomas's hospitals. But quite early in his career he embarked on his... great work. What Redouté produced under the patronage of L'Héritier, Marie Antoinette, the Empress Josephine, Charles X and the Duchesse de Berry, Thornton set out to do alone... Numerous important artists were engaged... twenty-eight paintings of flowers commissioned from Abraham Pether, known as `Moonlight Pether', Philip Reinagle, ... Sydenham Edwards, and Peter Henderson... The result... involved Thornton in desperate financial straits.... In an attempt to extricate himself he organized the Royal Botanic Lottery, under the patronage of the Prince Regent... it is easy to raise one's eyebrows at Thornton's unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing... But he produced... one of the loveliest books in the world" (Alan Thomas Great Books and Book Collecting , pp.142-144) "There are two quite different plates of this painting, both engraved by Pether and both used at the same time, which I shall call A and B... The principal differences are as follows: A. The flourish of the T of The in the title cuts through the ht of Moonlight in the left hand corner. The flourish of the N of Night has a loop. The minute hand of the clock covers the dot between XII and I, while the clock has no band in which the hour figures are placed. There is a dark spot in the centre of the Cereus. The plate is slightly different in size of engraved surface from B and the length of the title is 9 ¾ inches. B. The flourish of the T of The does not touch the word Moonlight. The flourish of the N in Night has no loop. The dot between XII and I is visible and the clock has a band for the hour figures. The centre of the Cereus has no dark spot. The length of the title is 8 ½ inches. In the second state of A there is added mezzotint on the petals of the bloom and the spines on the stem of the Cereus. The clock face is darker and ripples in the water are wavy and not straight as before. In the second state of B, a number of etched lines are added to the plate strengthening the foliage of the trees behind the flower, the outer petals of the blossom, the bank above the water and the trees on the left. Both plates are very fine." (Handasyde Buchanan. Thornton's Temple of Flora , 1951, p.17). This example is the second state of plate B. Hand-coloured and colour-printed mezzotint engraving by Dunkerton. Sheet size: 21 7/8 x 16 7/8 inches.

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        The Blue Passion Flower

      London, 1800. One of the most strikingly beautiful flower plates ever to be printed in England. "[Passiflora caerulea L.] The species of Passion Flower depicted in this plate, a native of Brazil and Peru and known in Europe since 1699, was the first discovered that was hardy in the cooler regions of the earth and could therefore, in Thornton's time, when glasshouses were less common, be more easily grown over a larger area of the world. Its flowers are only faintly scented and last but one day, but they are produced over several months, and plants flowering first in June often continue until October. In this plate both flowers and leaves have been depicted by the painter, Philip Reinagle, with life-like accuracy and engraved by Caldwell with a masterly fidelity. The delicate stipple of the flowers and their modelling, and that of the leaves is of a standard not often reached." (Ronald King, The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton, 1981, p. 80) Thornton's The Temple of Flora is the greatest English colour-plate flower book. "...[Thornton] inherited a competent fortune and trained as a doctor. He appears to have had considerable success in practice and was appointed both physician to the Marylebone Dispensary and lecturer in medical botany at Guy's and St. Thomas's hospitals. But quite early in his career he embarked on his...great work. What Redouté produced under the patronage of L'Héritier, Marie Antoinette, the Empress Josephine, Charles X, and the Duchesse de Berry, Thornton set out to do alone... Numerous important artists were engaged...twenty-eight paintings of flowers commissioned from Abraham Pether, known as `Moonlight Pether,' Philip Reinagle, ...Sydenham Edwards, and Peter Henderson...The result...involved Thornton in desperate financial straits...In an attempt to extricate himself he organized the Royal Botanic Lottery, under the patronage of the Prince Regent...It is easy to raise one's eyebrows at Thornton's unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing...But he of the loveliest books in the world." (Alan Thomas, Great Books and Book Collecting , pp.142-144) Second state of three of this plate from The Temple of Flora . "Three very definite states...First state: the main stem and the stems of the bud and the leaf in the upper centre have a pronounced shadow with hard outlines. The dark patch of shading to the left of the base of the column has a hard upper edge. The part of the leaf to the right of the fruit is in aquatint only and so is the leaf projecting to the left beyond the column. The dark shading to the right of the column above the leaf has a jagged edge and the cloud above has an indistinct edge. Second state: the shadows of the stems of the upper centre are smaller and the edges are softer. The dark patch of shading is softened. The aquatint on the leaves mentioned above is strengthened with cross-hatched lines. There are added horizontal lines on the base of the column near the fruit. Third state...aquatint on the leaves and buds; the indistinct cloud has now a white edge, and there is...line rework[sic.] on many of the leaves. The flowers are no longer all printed in colours as before." (Handasyde Buchanan, Thornton's Temple of Flora , London, 1951, p.18). Hand-coloured and colour-printed aquatint, stipple and line engraving by Caldwell. Sheet size: 21 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches.

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        Fables De La Fontaine

      Deterville, Paris 1800 - A very good copy,inscribed Charles Jussoisn, 1816, slight rubbing to edges and spine hinges repaired. , additional digital photos available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Principles of Equity. The Fourth Edition

      Edinburgh: Printed . . . for Bell & Bradfute, and W. Creech [etc.], 1800. Contemporary mottled calf, rubbed, front joint just cracking but firm, some browning, a usable copy; uncommon, two copies in ESTC in this country The first work devoted exclusively to equity in Scotland, "probably Kames's most important contribution to legal theory" in Professor Walker's words, praised by Jefferson (who had the first three editions), Benjamin Franklin, and Lord Mansfield

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        Picturesque Views, with An Historical Account of the Inns of Court, in London and Westminster

      Printed by C. Clarke and Published By R. Faulder and J. Egerton 1800, London - xvi., 254, errata leaf. 21 sepia aquatints of the Inns of Court. Bound in a very pleasant full tan calf executed by Baytun Riviere. Black and red title labels, and compartments filled with a leaf and berry design. Gilt lines to the boards, with a leaf and berry design towards the corners between lines. Blind stamped vine-leaf border panel in the middle of each board. Gilt inner-dentelles, and all edges gilt, 236 mm tall. A beautiful volume. Samuel Ireland was the father of the Shakespeare forger W. H. Ireland. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Two 18th century or, more probably, early 19th century, oval, 220 x 150 mms., embroidered pictures of "Emma Corbett," heroine of the first English novel about the American Revolution.

      ?Philadelphia c 1800 - These embroideries are possibly the work of Samuel Folwell (1764 - 1813), the American miniaturist, silhouettist, engraver, and hair worker. In any case, they are very much in the style of needlework and embroideries produced by Folwell and his wife, Ann Elizabeth Gebler Folwell. In the first embroidery, Emma sits contentedly under a tree holding a garland of flowers, with a basket of flowers at her feet. She wears a long flowing white gown, and her long curly hair (very much in the style of the 1790s) is decked out with flowers. In the background is a road and gate leading to a farm house. The second picture is a fine example of the iconography of mourning so popular in America after the death of George Washington in 1799. In this one, a forlorn woman sits under a tree in front of a tombstone which reads "In Memory of Emma Corbett." There are withered and dead leaves around her and in the background is a house with a thatched roof. Both textiles have some loss to the background, sky, but are otherwise in very good condition. This second textile exhibits many elements of the iconography of mourning of a type often associated with the death of Washington, but they might have been done before his death. The illustration of a woman grieving in front of a tombstone seems to be clearly patterned after a painting by Angelica Kauffman (1741 - 1807), Virtue Weeping at the Tomb of Emma Corbett, an engraving of which was published by Robert Wilkinson, London, 7 August 1786; and another engraving of "Emma Corbett" was published by Laurie and Whittle of London in 1794. It is difficult, of course, to have a firm attribution to Folwell, or even to his school; but they are more consistent with the work that he was doing than with English examples. Moreover, the iconography of mourning seems to have been particularly pervasive in post-colonial America. Finally, if the embroideries post-date the death of Washington, it seems unlikely that the English would have felt comfortable with the stylistic allusions to the iconographic illustrations of mourning for Washington. Samuel Jackson Pratt published Emma Corbett, or, The Miseries of Civil War, anonymously in 1780; it was translated into French in 1783, and ran into many editions (16 in the 18th century). The above embroideries are sold with: PRATT (Samuel Jackson): Emma Corbett. By Mr. Pratt. The Ninth Edition, with elegant frontispieces. London: printed for T. Becket, 1789. 2 volumes. Large 12mo, 182 x 112 mms., pp. viii, 264; 259 [260 blank], including half-title in volume 1, engraved frontispiece (by P. W. Tomkins and Thomas Burke after Angelica Kaufman) in each volume, attractively bound in contemporary speckled calf, gilt spines, brown and black morocco labels, gilt borders on covers; front covers slightly scored, but a fine set, with the early bookplate of Robert Dymond, of Bolton Hall on the front paste-down end-paper in each volume. Pratt (1749 - 1814) published just this one novel, an extremely popular epistolary sentimental novel, set in North America at the time of the Revolution. As originally published in Bath, in 1780, the novel had a subtitle, "Miseries of the Civil War," and it was additionally described as "founded on some recent circumstances which happened in America." It was the first full-length novel to have as its subject the American Revolution. In 1783, for the fifth edition, the text was compressed to two volumes (but still not closely printed), and provided with a frontispiece in each volume after a design by Angelica Kauffman, an artist who was very popular in her day, but did little in the way of book illustration. This appears to be the last edition to contain these plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1800 - (VIRGIL). Publius Virgilius Maro. BUCOLICA, GEORGICA, ET AENEIS. Londini: A. Dulau, 1800. Printed by T. Bensley, London. Illus. Two volumes: [iv], 246; [iv], 276pp. Royal 8vo., full morocco, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. The text is taken from that of the Didot folio edition, published at Paris in 1798. Illustrated with fifteen engravings by Bartolozzi, James Fittler, J. Neagle, and Sharp, after Gerard and Girodet. There is one plate in each book of the Aeneis, one in the Bucolica, and two in the Georgica. The impressions are good and the plates are clean. Two leaves in volume I (pp. 241-244) have closed tears to the top corner, not affecting text. Ink ownership to half-titles. Both volumes have been skillfully rebacked in maroon leather, which matches the original leather covers, and have replacement endpapers. Covers are diced with a gilt single-fillet outer boarder and a single-rule gilt panel with ornamental scalloped corners; the board edges are gilt- stamped with leaves and flowers. The covers show some rubbed spots and wear to extremities. The spines are in six compartments with two lettering pieces and ornamental tooling in the rest. This is an elegant edition and an attractive set. (Brunet; Lowndes).

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        Neues und nutzliches Koch=Buch, oder Anweisung, wie man allerhand wohlgeschmackte und niedliche Speisen bey allen Anlässen als auch zum täglichen Tisch wohl zubereiten könne. Von einer erfahrnen und geübten Köchin zusammen getragen. Samt einem Register.

      Basel, Johann Jacob Stupanus und Augustin Scholer, o.J. (ca. 1800).. Vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage. Kl. 8°. 96 S., 4 Bl. Register. OPpbd. d. Zt. (berieben u. bestoßen Buchrücken tlw. abgesplittert. Vorsätze entfernt, Seiten finger- und braunfleckig. Fest im Block. Deutsch;. Rarität, nicht bei Weiss, Dittmar, Walterspiel, Horn, Bitting oder in den katalogisierten Sammlungen.

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        BIBLIOTECHA STEEVENSIANA. A Catalogue of the Curious and Valuable Library of George Steevens

      London:. [1800].. 8vo. 1st edition. vi, 125, [1], 16 pp.. Modern full polished calf, extra gilt. Red & black morocco spine labels. Marbled eps.. Binding - Fine. Text block - VG. A handsome book.. Includes the 16 pp price list, Tabula Pretiorum' at rear.

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        AN ACCOUNT OF AN EMBASSY TO THE COURT OF THE TESHOO LAMA IN TIBET: Containing a Narrative of a Journey Through Bootan, & Part of Tibet. To Which Are Added, Views Taken on the Spot, by Lieutenant Samuel Davis; & Observations Botanical.

      THE MAJOR EARLY BRITISH WORK ON TIBET & TIBETAN CULTURE London 1800, - Bulmer. 3/4 Brown leather over marbled boards,743p., 13 engraved plates, one after Stubbs, engraved folding map, appendix, heavy stain p.80-200, 24 x 30.5 cm. A L W A Y S R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2014Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Adele La Venitienne / Maîtresse de Teintoret

      Paris: Charles Bance & Aumont, 1800. A striking beautifully coloured engraving after the renowned 16th-century Venetian Mannerist Tintoretto. A representation of the Italian painter's enigmatic mistress, this plate is part of a series of three aquatints Debucourt completed after paintings by Tintoretto, Rubens, and Raphael depicting their respective mistresses. This print is a stunning example of the single plate colour printing technique used in France beginning in the 18th century. The effect is achieved by inking a single plate with several different colours by using a rag stump, a process known as à la poupée. The outcome achieved by this laborious method of inking has a wonderful painterly effect and creates a delicacy of image, which is charming to behold. Although a painter by training, Philibert-Louis Debucourt is primarily renowned as one of the most innovative colour printmakers of the eighteenth century. Born in 1781, he studied with Joseph Marie Vien at the French Academy. After several years of exhibiting his paintings at the Salon, he turned to printmaking in 1781. During the mid 1780s, he began experimenting with the complicated multiple-plate colour printing process, a technique that was refined and revolutionized by Jean-François Janinet. Debucourt found success with his colour intaglio prints of Parisian high society, and he quickly earned a reputation as a skilled and prolific engraver. The bulk of his prints, however, were based on paintings by other artists and completed after the turn of the century. Despite his intense focus on printmaking, he continued to exhibit his paintings alongside his engravings at the Salon throughout his life. Cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs , vol. 4, p. 323; cf. Regency to Empire: French Printmaking 1715-1814 , p. 346; Fenaille, L'oeuvre gravé de P.-L. Debucourt (1755-1832) , pp. 257-8. Aquatint engraving printed in colour à la poupée on wove paper. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing. Trimmed close to plate mark on all sides.

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        Charte des ganzen Russischen-Reichs in Europa und Asien. Nach den neuesten und sichersten astronomischen Ortsbestimmungen entworfen und berichtiget auf der Sternwarte Seeberg Bey Gotha / gezeichnet von I. C. M. Reinecke".

      1800 - Kupferstich-Karte von I.M.C. Reinecke bei Landes-Industrie-Comptoir, datiert Weimar 1800, altkoloriert. Zweiblättrige Karte, je ca.49 x 51,5 cm, nicht zusammengesetzt. Papier gebräunt, etwas stockfleckig. Detaillierte Karte des gesammten Russischen Reiches. Aus der ersten Ausgabe von "Allgemeiner Hand-Atlas der ganzen Erde", der zwischen 1796 und 1804 publiziert wurde, siehe dazu Espenhorst Handatlanten Nr. 1.1.1. Das Landes-Industrie-Comptoir wurde 1789 von F. J. Bertuch in Weimar gegründet, ab 1804 trug es den Namen Geographisches Institut. Wichtige Mitarbeiter waren A.C. Gaspari und A. Stieler, der später die erfolgreichste Atlantenproduktion Deutschlands im 19. Jh. begründete. Scarce map from the first edition of "Allgemeiner Hand-Atlas der ganzen Erde", published in Weimar between 1796 and 1804. Some browning, minor spotting. Nice contemporary colour. Papier gebräunt, etwas stockfleckig. Zweiblättrige Karte, je ca.49 x 51,5 cm, nicht zusammengesetzt.

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        A Bill Entitled, \"An Act for the Union of Great Britain and Ireland

      (London): W. Sleater Printer to the House of Lords., 1800. Folio. 31 pp, plus folding tables. This is an original copy of the notorious Act of Union of 1800, as printed for the House of Lords. It bears the ink signature \"Somerton\" and has notes in the same hand in the text. Lord Somerton was the Archbishop of Dublin, and was active in the debate in this act in the House of Lords. I presume this is his copy, especially since some of the annotations have to do with church matters. The text is stained and disbound, but complete and in good repair.

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      Imprenta de la Administración del Real Arbitrio de Beneficencia, Madrid 1800 - xxxii + 454 páginas. Enc. en piel. Cantos tintados. Cubierta rozada. Por lo demás en buen estado. Buen ejemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Voyage de decouvertes, a l’ocean Pacifique du Nord, et autour du Monde

      1800 - One of the most important voyages of Pacific exploration and the North West coast of America. An VIII de la Republique [1800]. Paris Imprimerie de la Republique. Three text volumes and one atlas; in 4to & folio (308 mm x 228 mm; 640 mm x 460 mm). Text: 1 ff. + xii + 491 + 1 [blank]; 1 [blank] + 2 ff. + 562 + 1 [blank]; 2 [blank] + 2 ff. 562 + 1 [blank] + 18 engraved plates & Atlas: 2 ff. + 16 maps. Original pink marbled boards, rebacked in calf, spines lettered in gilt, atlas bound uniformly, with label of Brooklyn Library on upper cover. Some text leaves spotted and lightly browned. Vancouver’s work was first published in English in 1798; this is the first French edition. Vancouver (1758 - 1798) accompanied Cook on his second and third voyages of 1772 and 1776. He was appointed to explore the North West coast of America and the Pacific. "This narrative is one of the most important accounts of the exploration of the Pacific Northwest and New Zealand, and valuable source information about Tahiti and the Hawaiian Islands in the last decade of the eighteenth century Among the important features of the narrative are the engraved views in Volume II of the Mission of San Carlos and the Presidio of Monterey, probably the first published views of California." (Streeter). “This voyage became one of the most important ever made in the interests of geographical knowledge” (Hill). The large atlas volume includes several mostly double-page maps and coastal views of the Pacific and North America. The text volumes are well illustrated with 18 engraved plates with views of Nootka Sound, Cheslakees (Johnstone), Mount Rainier, Valparaiso (Chile), amongst others. This is a very good copy, entirely uncut and remarkably fresh. Sabin, 98441. Ferguson, 320b. Howes, V, 23. Streeter Sale, 3497 (Enligh edition). cf. Hill, 1753. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Neue auf Vernunft und Erfahrung gegründete Entdeckungen über die Sprache der Thiere.

      Wien, Anton Doll. 1800.. 8°. Gest. Frontisp., 216 S. Broschürt, Buchblock geheftet, Rücken fehlt großteils, Heftung gelockert. Buchblock unbeschnitten, Blätter staubrandig, sonst fast weiß u. fleckenlos.. GV 155,418. Vgl. Wurzbach 55,13ff. (Ausg. Wien 1801) - W. (1754-1809), seit 1800 Professor für Philosophie u. Geschichte am k.k. Lyzeum in Linz, war als "... pädagogischer u. philosophischer Schriftsteller ungemein tätig", lt. Wurzbach war er "... der erste selbständige philosophische Schriftsteller in Österreich ... er schrieb leicht, faßlich und gut." Besonders hebt Wurzbach seine "Beiträge zur Thierseelenkunde" hervor "... welche eine scharfe Beobachtungsgabe verrathen und uns Einblicke in das Leben und die Fähigkeiten jener Wesen eröffnen, die ... doch am wenigsten beobachtet werden, so sehr auch sie Beobachtung verdienen". Wodurch W. auch als Vorläufer der Verhaltensforschung anzusehen ist.

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        Monumenti degli Scipioni).:

      (Paris), nach 1800. - Gr.-Folio. 6 Kupfertafeln. Halbleder der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, (etwas berieben, unteres Kapital gestaucht). Erschien als Band V der Gesamtausgabe der Werke G.B. Piranesis. - Kat. Ornamentstichslg. Berlin 1878; vgl. Hind S. 89. - Die Pariser Ausgabe erschien ohne die Textseiten. - Folge von 6 Kupferstichen, die das erst 1780 von dem berühmten Archäologen Ennio Quirino Visconti entdeckte Grab der Familie Scipioni in Rom darstellt. - Francesco Piranesi, ein Sohn des berühmten Giovanni Battista Piranesi, arbeitete zuerst mit dem Vater zusammen und gab nach dessen Tod dessen Werke posthum heraus und ergänzte sie teilweise. Vermutlich dienten auch hier die Skizzen des Vaters G.B. Piranesi als Vorlagen. - Der schöne französische Einband trägt das Etikett von ".Tessier, relieur et doreur de la Trésorerie nationale." - Minimal stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage de Nearque, des bouches de l'Indus jusqu'à l'Euphrate, ou journal de l'expedition de la flotte d'Alexandre. Redige sur le journal originale de Nearque conserve par Arrien, à l'aide des eclaircissements puises dans les ecrits et relations des Auteurs, Geographes ou Voyageurs, tant anciens que modernes; et contenant l'Histoire de la premiere navigation que des Europeens aient tentee dans la mer des Indes. Traduit de l'Anglais de William Vincent, par J.B.L.J. Billecocq.

      Paris: Chez Maradan, L'Imprimerie de Crapelet, 1800. - VINCENT, WILLIAM Voyage de Nearque, des bouches de l'Indus jusqu'à l'Euphrate, ou journal de l'expedition de la flotte d'Alexandre. Redige sur le journal originale de Nearque conserve par Arrien, à l'aide des eclaircissements puises dans les ecrits et relations des Auteurs, Geographes ou Voyageurs, tant anciens que modernes; et contenant l'Histoire de la premiere navigation que des Europeens aient tentee dans la mer des Indes. Traduit de l'Anglais de William Vincent, par J.B.L.J. Billecocq. Paris: Chez Maradan, L'Imprimerie de Crapelet, 1800. 8vo., 3 volumes set (xl, 360 p., 1 plate, 2 copper engraving folding maps; 434 p., 3 copper engraving folding maps, 1 folding plate; 431 p., 1 copper engraving folding map, 1 folding plate). Contemporary 1/4 leather bdg. Very good. ISBN: EURO 450 CATALOG: Ottomanica KEYWORDS: Travel memories Ottoman Empire [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ansbachische Blätter. Zum Besten würdiger Armen herausgegeben. Erster Jahrgang, Erstes Quartal, 1800, Januar - zweites Quartal, 1800 Junius.

      -,, Ansbach, 1800 - Ansbach, -, 1800. VIII + Zwischentitel + 200 + VI + Zwischentitel + 208 S. Priv. Pp. der Zeit. Besitzsign. a . V., durchgehend eine Ecke wasserrandig, Anstr. a. S. 40, Ebd. m. stärkeren Gbrsp., R. fachmännisch m. Japanpapier geschlossen, Gbrsp. Deutsch

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        General Zoology or Systematic Natural History

      G. Kearsley, London 1800 - Eighteen volumes - Volumes One to Eight (bound in sixteen volumes) and Shaw's Zoological Lectures (Two volumes). Uniform full straight-grain morocco, raised bands, spines in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, volume and sub-title to fifth, the remaining panels with gilt central quadrilobe and leafy stem oblong device, covers framed with semi-circle roll in blind bordered with a gilt double fillet, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Spines very slightly dulled, some minor rubbing to extremities, slight scrapes to a few covers, small chip to head of volume three part two. Internally lightly browned with some very light foxing, some offsetting from plates, but generally fairly clean. Previous owners bookplate to front pastedown of volume one. Additional engraved title to each volume and all plates called for. Encompassing Mammalia (volumes one and two), Amphibia (volume three), Pisces (volumes four and five), Insecta (volume six) and Birds (volumes seven and eight). The complete work as issued by Shaw, but excluding the continuation volumes (nine to fourteen) on birds by J.F. Stephens which were issued after Shaw's death. An attractive set [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Europe 1800 - On offer is a sensational late 18th, early 19th century manuscript book where the unidentified author writes a thirteen page treatise on the subject of heraldry, Coats of arms wherein by way of example he illustrates and lists the most important European Royal Houses shields. A beautiful manuscript joined with a short three page manuscript about the Japanese varnishing methods and process. Seventy-one blank pages separate the two subjects in this 9cm x 14.5 cm. worn hard vellum binding slightly detached from the body of the book, internal is in good+ condition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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        Ornemens de peinture et de sculpture, qui sont dans la Galerie d'Apollon, Au Chasteau du Louvre, Et Dans Le Grand Appartement du Roy au Palais des Tuilleries. Dessinéz et gravez par les Srs. Berain, Chauveau, et le Moine.

      [Paris: c1800]. - large folio. engraved title by G.I.B.Scotin after Bérain & 28 engraved plates drawn & engraved by Bérain, Chauveau & Le Moine. 19th century half morocco (extremities worn, spine with a few scars, paper lightly embrowned, most plates with some foxing - 12 significantly so, all plates mounted on stubs). The title is dated 1710 but this is a later issue on thick wove paper. The plates show the wall and ceiling ornaments of Galerie d'Apollon in the Louvre drawn and engraved by Bérain (11), and those for doors and wall paneling of Louis XIV's apartment in the Tuileries drawn and engraved by François Chauveau (13) and Jean Le Moine (4). Charles Le Brun, one of the twelve original members of the Académie de Peinture et Sculpture founded in 1648 and first painter to the King (1664) was in charge of the project, which was begun after a fire in 1661, when the space was restored and enlarged. "Le Brun's project for the Galerie d'Apollon is a triumph of mythological decoration, and one of his most powerful works. It also reveals the enduring influence of Poussin on Le Brun.The theme of Le Brun's decoration for the Galerie d'Apollon is Apollo, god of the sun, represented in the effects of light on the hours, months, seasons, elements, and hemispheres. Henry Jouin (1889) describes the magnificently worked out representation as a "poem to the aspects of nature." The greatest artists and sculptors of the time contributed to this decoration, under the direction of Le Brun. But despite the fact that work on the project extended over a period of twenty years, it was never completed. It was taken up again only in the nineteenth century by architect Félix Duban and painter Eugène Delacroix. Delacroix is responsible for the design of the center ceiling panel, which does not follow the original ideas of Le Brun." (Millard) Berlin Kat. 4037. Brunet I 1443. Millard 21.

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        Atlas Suisse N°. 4 - Partie du Ct. Sentis et Autriche Anterieure.

      Aarau Meyer 1800 - Kupferstichkarte von C. Guerin nach J.H. Weiss, Bildausschnitt 52 x 70,5 cm, Blattgr. 59 x 79 cm. Blumer 346/4; aus dem "Atlas Suisse" von Johann Rudolf Meyer und Johann Heinrich Weiss, kurz Meyer-Weiss-Atlas genannt, das älteste Kartenwerk, das die gesamte Schweiz umfasst und auf wissenschaftlicher Vermessung beruht; zeigt Teile der Kantone St. Gallen und Appenzell, Teile des Allgäu und den Norden Vorarlbergs bis Götzis mit Bregenz, Lustenau, Dornbirn und Hohenems; mit Mittelfalz, recht breitrandig und gut erhalten

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        An Account of a Voyage in Search of La Pérouse Performed in the Years 1791, 1792, and 1793. under the Command of Rear-Admiral Bruni d'Entrecasteaux.

      London: For John Stockdale, 1800 - Quarto (272 × 211 mm) Contemporary green half calf on marbled boards, black morocco label, flat bands with small floral tools gilt. A little rubbed at the extremities, neat repair to split at head of upper joint , marbled paper skilfully renewed, some off-set from the frontispiece, light toning and the occasional spot of foxing, but overall a very good copy. Frontispiece and 44 other plates, large folding map. First edition in English, same year as the French, this in the favoured, and less common, single-volume quarto edition. Labillardière was the botanist and doctor on the d'Entrecasteaux Pérouse search expedition, and was entrusted with the task of writing the official account following the death of the commander from scurvy. "Although unsuccessful in the search for La Pérouse, the voyage was of considerable importance because of the scientific observations that were made and the surveys of the coasts of Tasmania, New Caledonia, the north coast of New Guinea, and the southwest coast of Australia. Labillardière's account of the Tongans is an excellent contribution to the ethnology of that people" (Hill) When the expedition reached Java, Labillardière's scientific collections were seized by the British, war having been declared on the Revolutionary French government, but after lobbying by Sir Joseph Banks were returned to him, enabling him to publish the original of the present work, and also to begin publication of Novae Hollandiae Plantarum Specimen (1804-07), the first general description of the flora of Australia. Ferguson 309; Hill 955 - the 2 volume octavo edition; Sabin 38421

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        Forts Royal and Edward in the Island of Martinique

      1800 1800 - Joshua Gosselin (1739-1813) Forts Royal and Edward in the Island of Martinique Ink and gray wash drawing on paper Paper size: 9 1/2” x 15 3/4”; framed size: 20 3/4” x 27 1/8” (measurements in inches) Initialed and dated: J:G 1800 Gosselin’s watercolor view of Martinque was most probably copied from an original view and an engraved version of it was reproduced in Reverend Cooper Willyams An Account of the campaign in the West Indies, in the year 1794, published in London in 1796. In it, the artist has skillfully mastered the modulation of many tones of gray to create a harmonious view of the island.

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        An original drawing with a Royal Navy warship firing her cannon out to sea, titled 'Pigeon Island from the Town of Gros Islet,' St. Lucia

      [St. Lucia 1800 - A fine early view recalling St. Lucia's turbulent past. The view includes a British ship-of-war in the foreground, with Pigeon Island behind, with Fort Rodney topping the smaller of the two peaks. The island was used as a look-out post to keep an eye on the French naval base on Martinique to the north. The image also includes two large ships in the background and these, combined with the fact that the ship in the foreground has just fired a broadside, may mean that this image was intended to act as a record of one of the many encounters that took place before Britain finally took control of St. Lucia in 1814. Pen, ink and wash drawing within an ink-ruled border, titled in the margin beneath in ink in a contemporary hand. Image size: 6 5/8 x 9 7/8 inches; sheet size: 7 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches.

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        Histoire de Russie [History of Russia]: Atlas Volume.

      Imprimerie de Guilleminet, Pierre-Francois Fauche, Paris, Hamburg & Brunswick 1800 - Paris, Hamburg & Brunswick: l¿Imprimerie de Guilleminet, Pierre-Francois Fauche, An VIII [1800]. Nouvelle Edition. Quarto. 16 pp. With a folding engraved outline hand colored map and sixteen engraved plates (many folding). Handsome period brown gilt tooled quarter calf with red gilt lettered morocco labels and marbled boards. Occasional very mild foxing, otherwise a very good copy. Atlas to the third edition of Histoire de Russie (earlier editions were published without separate atlas). The folding map drawn by A. Brue shows European Russia and the Caucasus. The plates depict views, temples and buildings mostly of the region of Volga, Ural Mountains and Kirghiz steppes. Among them are the ruins of the ancient city of Bolghar and of the mysterious Buddhist monastery Ablaikit in vicinity of Ust-Kamenogorsk in modern Kazakhstan. Ablaikit was built by a Kalmyk khan in 1654-1656 and was destroyed in 1670. At the beginning of the 18th century there were still sculptures and pictures in the monastery¿s temple. Manuscripts found there in 1720 were sent to Saint Petersburg. The plates include a general view, topographical plan and interior view of the temple of Ablaikit. Costumes of Kasimov Tatars, Samoyeds, Ostiaks, Mordvinians, Kalmyks, Tshouvach, Mongols and Kirghiz are also included. Pierre Charles Levesque was a French historian, philosopher and moralist, initially engraver. He lived in Russia for seven years working as a teacher in the Cadet Corps and the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg. His "Histoire de Russie" was recognized as the most significant research on Russian history written by a foreign scientist in the 18th century. It was widely popular in Russia before Nikolai Karamzin published his famous work, and kept its scientific significance until the end of the 19th century. Levesque was the first author who based his work mostly on Russian sources and historical works. For his achievements Levesque was accepted as a member of Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-letters (1789) and taught history in Collège de France (Nouvelle Biographie Générale, vol. 31, 38-39). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Account of an Embassy to the Kingdom of Ava, sent by the Governor-General of India, in the Year 1795.

      London, Printed for J. Debrett, 1800 - Atlas volume containing 2 folding engraved maps and 22 engraved plates, 11 of which are folding, in contemporary half calf, rebacked and with new end papers. Also the text in two vols. from the 1827 edition in worn original cloth. Description of many aspects of Burmese life, including native dress, language, food, marriage and funeral ceremonies, agriculture, including the cultivation of indigo, the flora and fauna. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire raisonne, universel d'histoire naturelle: Contenant l'histoire des animaux, des vegetaux et des mineraux, et celle des corps celestes, des meteores, et des autres principaux phenomenes de la nature; avec l'histoire des trois regnes, et . une table concordante des noms latins, .

      Lyon: Chez Bruyset aine et ce 1800 - 15 Vols., cont. mottled calf, contrasting labels, a couple of head bands a little chipped.

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        De la Peste, ou Époques mémorables de ce fléau et les moyens de s'en préserver.

      - (Paris, Lavilette et Compagnie, an VIII (1800) ; 2 vol. in-8, (4), XII, 372, (3) pp. et (4), 294, VI, (1) pp. ; pleine basane de l'époque, dos lisse orné, encadrement doré sur les plats, tranches marbrées, coiffes usées, coins émoussés, un petit trou en queue du dos ; assez bel exemplaire. Première et seule édition, rare. Cet ouvrage fut rédigé au moment de l'expédition dEgypte, pays où l'affection était endémique. Papon y retrace l'histoire de la peste depuis celle qui frappa Athènes (l'an 331 avant J.C.) jusqu'à celle de Marseille en 1720. Il rapporte de nombreux détails sur les pestes d'Athénes, Constantinople, Milan, Lyon, Montpellier, Digne, Toulon, Marseille et Aix-en-Provence. La deuxième partie est consacrée aux précautions sanitaires à prendre dans les villes, les ports, ; des chapitres sont consacrés aux quarantaines, au lazaret, On trouve à la fin un index chronologique des épidémies de peste. Cet ouvrage fut très bien accueilli, Guyton de Morveau, pionnier de l'hygiène, écrit dans son 'Traité des Moyens de désinfecter l'air' (1805, p.129) : "Papon y rapporte, avec beaucoup d'exactitude, tout ce qui a été mis en usage, et qui est encore indiqué pour désinfecter les hommes, les hardes, et pour purifier l'air. Il donne les différentes compositions de parfums employés durant la peste de 1720." Papon (1734-1803) fit partie de la congrégation de l'Oratoire et fut nommé conservateur de la bibliothèque de Marseille. Il se fixa ensuite à Paris pour se consacrer à des recherches historiques. Il fut membre associé de l'Institut. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        COSTUMI CIVILI E MILITARI DELLA MONARCHIA FRANCESE DAL 1200 SINO AL 1820. s.d. (Napoli, Litografia Cuciniello e Bianchi, prima metà del 1800).

      - 4 voll, bella ril. cartonata, dorso in pelle, doppio tassello con titolo e numeraz. in oro al dorso, cm 36x27. Al vol. 1 bel frontespizio in cromolitografia. I 4 voll sono costituiti complessivamente da 380 tavole in cromolitografia con dorature e rifiniture eseguite manualmente, opera di Lorenzo Bianchi e, in parte, di Cuciniello e Bianchi. Angoli delle coperte con smussature, contenute tracce d’uso ai dorsi. Le tavv n° 58 e 313 presentano una leggera e diffusa brunitura, le tavv 237 e 293 recano la numerazione doppia. Esemplare di straordinaria bellezza e di grande valore documentario, rarissimo da trovare completo di tutte le tavole. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Washington's Personal Secretary Tobias Lear's Copy of History of Russia

      London 1800 - Signed book. William Tooke, History of Russia. London, Strahan, 1800. Two volumes, 8vo, full leather, some repair to binding, fine overall. All four plates present. The folding map is foxed, but complete without major tears. Both volumes are signed "Tobias Lear Malta, Oct 13th, 1804" in ornate, formal hand. Provenance: Tobias Lear; to Benjamin Lincoln Lear, with Benjamin's bookplate. Tobias Lear V (1762-1816) was born in Portsmouth, N.H., and despite moderate means, attended Harvard University. In 1784, through the recommendation of his uncle, Benjamin Lincoln, he was hired as George Washington's personal secretary to handle his voluminous correspondence, oversee Mount Vernon's accounts, and tutor Washington's adopted children. He and his family were part of the presidential households in New York and Philadelphia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anatomische Untersuchungen des Gehörs und Geruchs. Aus dem Lateinischen (übers. von Christian Heinrich Theodor Schreger).

      Raspeschen Buchhandlung,, Nürnberg, 1800 - Nürnberg, Raspeschen Buchhandlung, 1800. 4°. VIII, 176 S. Mit 8 auf 7 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Pappband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Blake 404. - Vgl. Garrison-M. 1453 und HOH 1103 für die erste Ausgabe in Latein von 1789. - Scarpa (1747-1832) war Schüler von Morgagni und wurde bereits mit 20 Jahren Professor in Modena, später auch in Pavia. In diesem Werk beschreibt und vergleicht Scarpa das Gehör und Geruchsorgan bei Fischen, Vögeln und Reptilien und dem Menschen. Die Tafeln wurden von Scarpa gezeichnet. Er beschreibt zum ersten Mal das von ihm entdeckte heutige Labyrinth sowie die ebenfalls von im festgestellte Endolymphe und beschreibt den Nervenverlauf vom Innenohr bis zum Gehirn. - Durchgehend, vereinzelt auch stärker, stockfleckig, die Tafeln nur vereinzelt. Einband stark beschabt. - Sehr selten! Sprache: N Pappband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A selected, pronouncing and accented dictionary. Comprising a selection of the choicest words found in the best English authors.

      printed by Edward Gray, for Oliver D. & I. Cook, and sold by them in sheets, or bound, at their book store, Hartford, Suffield 1800 - Second edition, oblong 32mo, pp. 32, 223, including 3 pages of recommendations, a preface, and an introduction to English grammar, followed by the lexicon in double column; extremities rubbed, joints cracked, title-p. shaved close at bottom margin (as issued); a good copy or better in full original sheep. Johnson (1757-1836) was the first American lexicographer, and his School Dictionary of 1798 was the first dictionary compiled by an American. When a second edition was called for, Johnson collaborated with Elliott and produced this new and larger work. This is the second of two editions printed in 1800, with 32 pages of frontal matter. Evans 37355 locates 4 copies, Univ. of Conn. copy only in NUC; 9 in OCLC.

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        "A selected, pronouncing and accented dictionary. Comprising a selection of the choicest words found in the best English authors..."

      Suffield: "printed by Edward Gray, for Oliver D. & I. Cook, and sold by them in sheets, or bound, at their book store, Hartford". 1800. "Second edition, oblong 32mo, pp. 32, 223, including 3 pages of recommendations, a preface, and an introduction to English grammar, followed by the lexicon in double column; extremities rubbed, joints cracked, title-p. shaved close at bottom margin (as issued); a good copy or better in full original sheep. & & Johnson (1757-1836) was the first American lexicographer, and his School Dictionary of 1798 was the first dictionary compiled by an American. When a second edition was called for, Johnson collaborated with Elliott and produced this new and larger work. This is the second of two editions printed in 1800, with 32 pages of frontal matter. & & Evans 37355 locates 4 copies, Univ. of Conn. copy only in NUC; 9 in OCLC."

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the Use of the Church of England: together with the Psalter or Psalms of David

      Edinburgh: Printed by Sir J.H. Blair and J. Bruce, 1800. (FORE-EDGE PAINTING) 18mo. . Near contemporary blue cloth with floral gilt tooled border, rose silk endsheets with gilt tooled braid borders, title page with ornamental gilt tooled border, a.e.g. wih a vertical fore- edge painting of a flower. Provenance: Ownership signature of "Mary Lister May 18, 1804" on first blank . An early cloth binding with the unusual addition of gilt tooling on the endleaves and title page

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        Bowles's New One-sheet Map of the Independent States of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pensylvania [sic.], New Jersey. New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island. &c. comprehending also the habitations & hunting countries of the confederate Indians

      printed for the Proprietors Bowles & Carver, London 1800 - A rare late issue of an important map by `the leading American geographer of his day' (Stephenson & McKee) This 'landmark map'(op.cit.) was first published in 1755 with the title A general Map of the Middle British Colonies in America. It was available either as a separate publication or bound into Evans' Geographical, Historical, Political. Philosophical and Mechanical Essays. The First Containing an Analysis of a General Map of the Middle British Colonies in America (Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin and David Hall, 1755). `Evans was the leading American geographer of his day. He incorporated into his map a wealth of geographical information not previously available on other maps, especially for the Ohio country. Extending from Quebec to Virginia and from the Atlantic coast to the Ohio River, his map was published in numerous authorized and pirated editions throughout the remainder of the eighteenth century' (op.cit.). The Bowles piracy was one of the longest lived versions: John Bowles first issued a version of Evans' map in about 1760 and continued to do so for the rest of the century with alterations to the imprint and occasional changes of title. The present example shows the Bowles piracy in its final form, and appears to be considerably rarer than a number of the earlier issues: no copies of this issue are listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty years. Cf. Brown Early Maps of the Ohio Valley 41 (the original Philadelphia issue); cf. Degrees of Latitude 34 (Philadelphia issue); cf. Gipson Lewis Evans ; W. Klinefelter `Lewis Evans' in Transactions of the American Philosophical Society (1971) N.S., Vol.LXI, p.56; B. McCorkle New England 760.3 issue 6; cf. Schwartz & Ehrenberg The Mapping of America p.165 (Philadelphia issue); cf. Stephenson & McKee Virginia in maps p.82 (Philadelphia issue); cf. H.N. Stevens Lewis Evans His Map of the Middle British Colonies in America (1924) (does not include this issue); cf. Stevens & Tree 29 and 30 (does not include this issue); cf. Suárez Shedding the Veil 57 (Philadelphia issue). Copper-engraved map, with full original colour, overall in very good condition.

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        Figures de l'histoire de la republique romaine accompagnées d'un précis historique

      chez le citoyen Mirys,, A Paris, 1800 - Cm. 29,5, pp. 12 di testo introduttivo + antiporta figurata e 210 belle tavole. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle verde con punte, dorso liscio con ricchi fregi in oro e titoli su tassello in marocchino rosso. Esemplare particolarmente fresco e marginoso, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Opera in cui vengono descritti ed elegantemente illustrati con figure incise in rame gli avvenimenti che hanno caratterizzato la storia di Roma antica. La vicenda editoriale di questo ampio lavoro storico fu assai travagliata; la presente è la prima parte, unica apparsa, che avrebbe dovuto essere seguita da un'ulteriore suite di tavole riguardante la storia degli imperatori. Il nostro esemplare possiede un inizio di questa suite (formato dalle 30 tavole poste in fine) e che risulta pressochè sconosciuto e comunque non presente nelle altre copie censite. Cfr. Cohen-Ricci 711; Sander 1359 e Brunet, III, 1755. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Charte von West Indien nach Edwards, De la Rochette und den neuesten Astronomischen Beobachtungen entworfen von F.L. Güssefeld.

      Verlag des IndustrieComptoirs, Weimar 1800 - Grenz- und flächenkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte der Karibik. Sie zeigt das Gebiet von Florida im Norden bis zum Golf von Darien im Süden, von Honduras im Westen bis östlich von Grenada im Osten. Die Inseln sind je nach Kolonialmacht individuell koloriert. Das Augenmerk der Karte liegt auf den Küstenlinien, über das Inland sind nur wenige Informationen vorhanden. Dafür sind im Meer auch Riffe und Stromrichtungen eingezeichnet. Oben rechts befindet sich die Titelkartusche, unten links die Erklärung der einzelnen Farben sowie der Maßstab in geographischen, englischen, spanischen und Seemeilen. Trotz einiger leichter Wasserschäden in gutem Zustand. Fotos auf Wunsch. [ENGLISH] Copper engraving. Hand coloured (in outline and wash) map of the Caribean Sea. It comprises the region from Florida to the North to the Gulf of Darien to the South, from Honduras to the West to east of Grenada to the East. Each region is coloured according to its colonial power in charge. Focuses on the coastal features (harbours, reefs ). Although slightly damaged by water, still in good shape. Feel free to ask us for pictures or more detailed information.

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        Relation du voyage a la recherche de La Pérouse, fait par ordre de l'assemblée constituante, pendant les années 1791, 1792, et pendant la 1ere et la 2e année de la République Françoise. Par le Cen. Labillardière.

      Paris Chez H.J. Jansen 1800 - The Journey in Search of Lapérouse, with the Rare Atlas of Plates Bound by Courteval LABILLARDIÈRE, [Jacques Julien Houton de]. Relation du voyage a la recherche de La Pérouse, fait par ordre de l’Assemblée Constituante, pendant les années 1791, 1792, et pendant la 1ere. et la 2e. année de la République Françoise.Paris: Chez H.J. Jansen, An VIII de la République Françoise [i.e., 1799-1800]. First edition, quarto issue. Two quarto text volumes (11 3/8 x 8 3/4 inches; 290 x 222 mm.) and one folio atlas volume (22 1/4 x 16 3/8 inches; 565 x 415 mm.). xvi, 442; 332, 113, [1, errata] pp. Atlas with engraved title, double-page route map of the Western Pacific and Indian Oceean by Barbie du Bocage and forty-three plates engraved by Copia after drawings by Piron, the expedition artist, and the botanical plates by Redoute. Contemporary French mottled calf [by Courteval]. Covers with borders of rope-and-disc design enclosed between gilt rules, smooth spines divided into sections using wide gilt bands stripped vertically, sections with large gilt designs, black morocco gilt lettering labels, gilt board edges, turn-ins decorated in a gilt greek-key pattern, marbled endpapers, edges speckled yellow. Atlas corners and caps expertly strengthened. Old and scattered oxidation stains to pp. 148-149 in Vol. II (text). Plate 10 with old, opaque stain to lower corner (into plate margin but not affecting image), four other plates with browning spots to lower blank margin. A truly exceptional set; beautifully bound, very tall and very clean. A splendid set of the first edition in contemporary bindings by one of the greatest binders of his day. The text of the first edition was issued simultaneously in octavo and quarto formats, both intended to be accompanied by the folio volume of plates. "The quarto volumes seem to have been printed so that they could be uniformly bound with the quarto La Pérouse volumes. The fine atlas volume is much prized as it is scarce and often found lacking from the set" (Hill). "No news had been received for three years respecting the ships Boussole and Astrolabe, commanded by M. de la Pérouse, when, early in the year 1791, the attention of the Constituent Assembly was called to the fate of that navigator and his companions. On February 9, 1791 a decree was passed on the subject, which directed (inter alia) that the King be petitioned to give orders for the fitting out of one or more ships, equipped with men of science, naturalists and draughtsmen, with the two-fold mission of searching for M. de la Pérouse and of making inquiries relative to the sciences and to commerce.Proceeding via the Cape of Good Hope to Tasmania, extensive investigations of its coastline were made. New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands, the Admiralty Islands, Tonga, New Britain and other groups were visited, but although most searching inquiries were made, no trace of the missing navigator was found.The expedition made several important contributions to geographical knowledge, and the investigations of the naturalists into the productions of countries visited were of special value" (Ferguson 307). Labillardière was one of the naturalists accompanying the expedition; his is the first published account of this very important Pacific voyage. Ferguson, Australia, 307 and 682. Hill II, pp. 469-470. Sabin 38420. HBS 65251. $15,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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