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        An Account of an Embassy to the Court of the Teshoo Lama, in Tibet;

      London: G. and W. Nicol,, 1800. containing a Narrative of a Journey through Bootan, and Part of Tibet. To which are added, Views taken on the Spot, by Lieutenant Samuel Davis; and Observations Botanical, Mineralogical, and Medical, by Mr. Robert Saunders. Quarto (290 × 232 mm). Contemporary diced russia, title gilt to spine, single fillet gilt panel to covers framing a foliate roll in blind, single line edge-roll, marbled endpapers, double fillet to turn-ins, edges sprinkled brown. Folding engraved map and 12 engraved plates, one of them, of the Tibetan language, folding, the rest views engraved by Basire after Lieut. Davis, two of them improved by Turner, together with an uncoloured aquatint of Stubbs's painting of the Yak. Slightly sunned on the spine and with slight mottling, a little rubbed, upper joint just starting at the head, light browning, some off-setting from the plates, but overall a very good copy in excellent, unrestored contemporary condition. First edition of "the first eye-witness report on Tibet and Bhutan to be published in English," and which remained the only account of those countries available to English readers until the 1876 publication of Bogle and Manning's journals (ODNB). French, German and Italian editions followed, with the result that the book had a considerable impact on the European imagination. Turner was a soldier of the HEIC's army, receiving his cadetship in 1780, rising to Regimental Captain in 1799, seeing active service at the siege of Seringapatam in 1792, and later acting as envoy to Tipu Sultan "with whom he concluded successful negotiations." Sent out in 1783, the purpose of Turner's mission, like that of Bogle before him, was to help in furthering Warren Hastings's ambitions to extend trade across the Himalayas. He seems to have been ideally suited to the task, the biography of the Panchen Lama revealing that "Turner's sensitivity, tolerance, and good manners were warmly welcomed" at the court. Practical results from the embassy may have been limited, but Turner's "sober account of carefully observed conditions in Tibet and Bhutan, their forms of government, religious customs, trade, and topography, has stood the test of time and remained a source of great value." The plates, which provide a superb visual record of the region, also include a portrait of the Yak of Tartary, the surviving bull of a breeding pair sent back to Hastings in Britain by Turner, which was painted by George Stubbs at Hastings's estate at Daylesford in Gloucestershire. In the plate as published here, the English landscape is replaced by a view of the Summer Palace in Bhutan. Book label of Maria Elizabeth Finch, daughter of the third earl of Aylesford, and later armorial bookplate of her descendant Charles Arthur Wynne-Finch to the front pastedown.

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        An Account of an Embassy to the Court of the Teshoo Lama in Tibet

      Russel court, Cleveland row, St James's, London: W Bulmer and Co, 1800 Containing a narrative of a journey through Bootan, and part of Tibet. To which are added, views taken on the spot, by Lieutenant Samuel Davies; and observations Botanical, Mineralogical, and Medical, by Mr Robert Saunders. In contemporary speckled, full tan leather, with gilt titling and tooling to spine, front board a little loose but holding, edges and corners bumped. Internally, faint evidence of bookplate to fpd, paper water marked 1799, (xxviii), 473 pp, 13 pls (of 13), 1 map, some light offsetting, (the plates are by Davies, engraved by Basire from the original drawings in the possession of Warren Hastings). A lovely copy, un-restored and better for it! (ESTC T136507. Graesse 212. Brunet 978. & Cordier Sinica 2909 -info).Turner, army officer in the East India Company and diplomatist, whose Account of an Embassy to the Court of the Teshoo Lama in Tibet (1800) was the first eye-witness report on Tibet and Bhutan to be published in English. The book remained the only account of those countries available to English readers until the publication in 1876 of the journals of George Bogle and Thomas Manning. Through the editions that quickly followed in French (1800), German (1801), and Italian (1817), the book had a considerable impact on the European imagination. See ONDB for a full Bio.

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        Observations on a Tour through the Highlands and part of the Western Isles of Scotland.. (3 Vols Complete)

      The Strand, London: T Cadell, Junior & W Davies, 1800 Particularly Stafaf and Icolmkill: to which are added, a description of the Falls of the Clyde, of the Country round Moffat, and an Analysis of its Mineral Waters. Illustrated by a Map, and 52 plates, engraved in the manner of Aquatinta, from drawings taken on the spot by WH Watts... Bound in 3 volumes - 2 volumes text and Map, 3rd volume plates. Uniformly bound in a contemporary full tan basket weave leather, attractive gilt tooling to edges, relaid, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, has bee professionally replaced in keeping, raised bands, titles in gilt. Internally, gilt tooling to turn-ins, hinges professionally strengthened, red marbled endpapers, each volume has the armorial bookplate of James Johnson to fpds, and of Thomas B Scott to feps, light foxing and browning, watermarked C&S 98, red speckled text block edges, printed by Luke Hansard, Great Turnstile, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. Vol 1, ink note stating Rebound 1976 Falkirk to ffep, (ix), [1], 338 pp, 1 map (folding). Vol 2, [2], 275 pp, [1], [10], [2] (includes index and plate list). Vol 3, 1 map, 52 pls, (1 engraving, remainder un-coloured aquatints - tissue guarded). A second edition was published in 1811 for John Stockdale. A wonderful offering with plates that are full of drama! (Abbey 482. ESTC T131649)Garnett, chemist and physician. Member of the Royal Medical, Physical, and Natural History Societies of Edinburgh, the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester; the Medical Society of London; the Royal Irish Academy and Professor of Natural History and Chemistry in the Royal Institute of Great Britain.Watts, Walter Henry, journalist and artist. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Observations On a Tour Through The Highlands and Part of the Western Isles of Scotland, Particularly Staffa and Icolmkill: To Which Are Added, A Description of the Falls of the Clyde, of the Country Round Moffat .... 2 Volumes in 1 Book

      London: Printed By Luke Hanfard for T. Cadell, Junior, & W. Davies, 1800. ix, [1], 338pp; [2], 275pp, [13], rebound in half polished calf and cloth, with binding and hinges tight, retaining both title pages. Complete with 52 Watt aquatints, and 2 maps [1 folding], as called for. Occasional foxing, offsetting from plates, paper repair to the folding map. Maps are of Loch Lomond, with the folding map of Scotland.. First Edition. Hard Cover. VERY GOOD +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books, MARIAB Member]
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        THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO...WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 1568

      London: J. Wright, 1800.. viii,514pp. plus engraved plan and errata leaf. Quarto. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked in matching style, leather label. Contemporary bookplate on front pastedown. A few spots of foxing, else fine internally. Very good. First English edition of the classic account of the Spanish conquest of Mexico, written by one of Cortes' officers, here translated from the original Spanish by Maurice Keatinge. With a handsome frontispiece plan of the city and lake of Mexico. SABIN 18884. PALAU 72373. ESTC T145951.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Province of Maine, From the best Authorities

      Philadelphia. unbound. very good(+). Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 14 3/8" x 9.5". Gorgeous early map of Maine, circa 1800. Details several place names, the beautiful coastline, topographical elements, bodies of water and the main road running from Piscataqua Harbor to Pownalboro. Denotes the boundary line with Canada agreed upon in the Treaty of 1783. Second state of one of the earliest American printed maps of Maine. This edition was published in "Carey's general atlas..." Light scattered staining and minor overall toning. Full original margins. Samuel Lewis (c. 1754-1822), who drew this map, was a prolific geographer based in Philadelphia. Mathew Carey (1760-1839) was a publisher who emigrated to America from Dublin in 1784. He continued his highly successful publishing business in Philadelphia, first working in magazines, then extending his repertoire to books and maps. Carey is best known for publishing the first atlas of America printed in America, in 1795. His son Henry continued the firm upon his retirement in 1825.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Letters written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope

      London,: John Nichols, 1800.. Four volumes, octavo; title pages with armorial ownership stamp; small tear affecting just five letters of text, a few spots but an excellent set, fresh and clean in a fine contemporary binding of tree calf, flat spines gilt, double morocco labels. A most attractive set of this famous book. Chesterfield (1694-1773) is chiefly remembered as the author of these famous Letters, begun in 1737 and written almost daily as a method of educating his (extraordinarily uncouth) son, and published after their writer's death by the son's widow, Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope. 'Recognised as the most brilliant aristocrat since the Restoration Wits', Chesterfield 'still lives as a synonym for polished manners and full assured worldliness', and the letters are replete with sensible, facilely expressed instruction, especially in terms of what constitutes good breeding (Day).This set is in remarkably good condition, looking much as it must have done when first published.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        DANCE OF DEATH] LE TRIOMPHE DE LA MORT. Gravé d'apres les Desseins de Holbein par W. Hollar

      No place given: No publisher given, 1800 approx but no date given). Hardcover. Very Good-. Etchings 2 Portraits (Holbein & Hollar), folding Danse Macabre & 30 Dances of Death plates by Wenceslaus Hollar. Octavo (original?) boards (rebacked/tips worn) [25]pp + Plates. Probably no publisher's detailed called for on the two preliminary pages facing the portraits. The first reads as above the second "EXPLICATION DES SUJETS DU TRIOMPHE DE LA MORT DE JEAN HOLBEIN". The plates are printed on thick uncut paper. Name Ed. O. Osborn on front end-paper & margin of titlepage. Text is in French only but translations, in pencil only, of the French headings of each text and the French & English names and plate numbers are unobtrusively given to margins of plates. A very neat copy with text for 30 illustrations preceding all the plates which however do not follow the order of the text but are complete with 30 plates + the Danse Macabre, which is a folding plate, and the two portaits which do not have their own explanatory text and bring the total plate count to 33. An uncut copy in very clean unfoxed condition on strong paper with crisp impressions. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Abbey Antiquarian Books]
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        En Uppt?ckts-Resa till Norra Stilla Hafvet

      Stockholm,: Anders Zetterberg, 1800-, 1801.. Two volumes in one, small octavo, with a folding engraved map and eight engraved plates; a fine copy in contemporary Scandinavian half speckled calf, orange leather label. Very scarce: Ferguson knew only the Kroepelien copy, and no Australian locations could be identified for the Addenda volume.This is the first edition in Swedish of this account of Vancouver's voyage, of great interest for its descriptions of Hawaii, the Northwest coast of America, and Australia. Sparrman himself travelled on Cook's second voyage and was responsible, much as the Forsters were in Germany, for disseminating much information especially in Scandinavia about Cook's and other voyages of the period. As well as the Vancouver text, he includes in the second volume here his own observations on the inhabitants of Patagonia.The engraved plates used by Sparrman are of special interest as they are derived not from Vancouver's voyage account but from Webber's portrait engravings for Cook's third voyage. Two of the subjects are Tasmanian, while the others are portraits of inhabitants of Unalaska, Alaska and Tonga.The folding map, as Rolf du Rietz points out in Bibliotheca Polynesiana, was prepared by Sparrman himself for the very rare Strodde underrattesler om Capitaine Cooks sista resa... (Stockholm, 1781), Sparrman's Swedish account of Cook's last voyage, his discovery of Hawaii, and his death there in 1779. This exceptionally important map was one of the very first to show the Hawaiian Islands, first published in the same year as the world map identified by Fitzpatrick (Early Mapping of Hawaii, p. 11) as the earliest published map to include the islands. The map seems only to have been re-used by Sparrman for this Swedish version of Vancouver.There are differing collations recorded for the first volume: this copy corresponds to Ferguson's collation (of the Kroepelien copy) with six preliminary pages. Forbes locates only the Kahn copy in Hawaii.Ferguson, 320a; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 325; Kroepelien, 1314; O'Reilly-Reitman, 642; Strathern, 582 (x).

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

      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.

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        A GENERAL HISTORY Of QUADRUPEDS. The Figures Engraved on Wood by Thomas Bewick

      Newcastle Upon Tyne:: Printed by and for S. Hodgson, R. Beilby and T. Bewick,. 1800.. Royal 8vo. 9-3/8" x 5-5/8". 4th Edition, Imprint Variant A (Roscoe 4b). x, 525, [1] pp. Last page the Errata.. Period dark blue straight grain full morocco binding. Marbled eps & edges.. Spine lightly sunned. Minor rubbing to joint leather. Bookplate of. the "Honorable & Reverend L. Barrington". A pleasing VG copy.. In addition to textual revisions, and new cuts [12], this 4th Edition is "notable for the introduction of 'scientific' names ... This edition is comparatively common at the present time in the imperial and demy sizes; of the royal size I have traced only two copies." [Roscoe]. . Fully illustrated with Bewick's 334 incomparable figures, head-pieces, vignettes, etc.

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        A FUNERAL ORATION ON THE DEATH OF GEORGE WASHINGTON LATE PRESIDENT & COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...DELIVERED AT THE REQUEST OF CONGRESS...TO WHICH IS SUBJOINED, AN EULOGY: BY JUDGE MINOT

      London. 1800.. [4],28pp. Half title. Printed self-wrappers, not stitched. Light soiling and toning of half title. Minor soiling internally, a bit heavier on final leaf. About very good. Untrimmed and partially unopened. In a half morocco clamshell case. Of the scores of funeral orations delivered on the occasion of George Washington's death, that of Henry Lee (the official oration delivered in Congress) is the most famous and memorable. In it he coins and delivers the ringing phrase that Washington was "first in war - first in peace - and first in the hearts of his countrymen." Reprinted many times in many versions, this is the first London printing of Lee's oration. Lee, popularly known as "Light-Horse Harry" Lee, was personally summoned by Washington in 1776 to join the Continental Army, and he served Washington faithfully and well during the Revolution. Lee was a Federalist Representative from Virginia when Washington died in late 1799, and was assigned the task of drafting a congressional resolution commemorating the great leader. In that resolution, and a few days later in this address delivered to both houses of Congress in Philadelphia on Dec. 26, 1799, Lee pronounced his famous phrase, placing Washington firmly at the head of the pantheon of American leaders. Lee recalls Washington's military service in the French and Indian War, recounts his many triumphs in the Revolution, and his service as president. He declares: "...the founder of our federate republic - our bulwark in war, our guide in peace, is no more...[but] his fame survives! bounded only by the limits of the earth, and by the extent of the human mind. He survives in our hearts, in the growing knowledge of our children, in the affection of the good throughout the world; and when our monuments shall be done away; when nations now existing shall be no more; when even our young and far- spreading empire shall have perished, still will our Washington's glory unfaded shine, and die not, until love of virtue cease on earth, or earth itself sinks into chaos." Lee's pronouncement that Washington is "first in war - first in peace - and first in the hearts of his countrymen" is second only to the idea of Washington as "father of his country" in the popular lexicon and mythology of Washington. Lee's funeral oration is a fundamentally important document in the shaping of George Washington's image in American culture, and in the apotheosis of Washington. Also included in this London printing is George Minot's eulogy on Washington, delivered in Boston at the request of the town's "Committee of Arrangements." Minot's speech, urging his fellow citizens to carry on following Washington's example, is also highly regarded. STILLWELL, WASHINGTON EULOGIES 137. ANB 13, pp.372-74. SABIN 39749. ESTC T141505.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        E Kaine Diatheke [Title in Greek]. Novum Testamentum. Juxta exemplar Joannis Millii accuratissime impressum [edited by Caleb Alexander from Mill's text with additions and alterations and a chronological table of the books of the Testament]

      [Worcester] Wigorniae, Massachusettensi: Excudebat Isaias Thomas, Jun, 1800. (BIBLE. N.T., GREEK) "Editio Prima Americana". First American printing of the Greek New Testament. 12mo. Pp. [1-5], 6-478, [2, ads]. Text in Greek. Contemporary tree calf, black morocco spine label. A few scuff marks, minor worming to foot of spine, flyleaves loosened at foot, usual slight browning of text, but overall a very nice copy, honest copy. With the bookplate of CHESTER ASHLEY; and loosely inserted is a church pew receipt to a Miss Ashley of Hudson [New York], dated 1842. Evans 36952; Darlow and Moule II 4775; Sabin 56204 . Superior copy of this milestone in American printing history, with a most interesting bookplate: that of Chester Ashley (1791-1848) of Hudson, New York, who, after his graduation from Williams College, eventually settled in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he became one of the wealthiest and most powerful lawyers in the territory, and eventually "one of the greatest Senators Arkansas or any state has ever produced." - Josiah Hazen Shinn, Pioneers and Makers of Arkansas (1908)

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        Captain Cook

      London,: J. Wilkes, 20 September, 1800.. Engraving, 161 x 114mm. (plate size), some light foxing. A particularly interesting engraved portrait of Cook, after the original by Nathaniel Dance. The vignette at the base of the oval includes a minute but essentially accurate rendering of Webber's scene depicting Cook's death in Hawaii. The Dance portrait had first been engraved as the frontispiece to the official account of Cook's second voyage.The engraver was John Chapman (fl. 1792-1823), an enterprising engraver and book artist who published portraits of a great number of important figures associated with Australia, including George Barrington, "an exact portrait of a Savage of Botany Bay" (in 1795), and William Bligh.Beddie lists several copies of this print, all of them held in either the Dixson or Mitchell collections at the State Library of New South Wales.Beddie, 3264-3273.

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        HE KAINE DIATHEKE NOVUM TESTAMENTUM, JUXTA EXEMPLAR JOANNIS MILLII ACCURATISSIME IMPRESSUM

      Wigorniae (Worcester), Massachusetts: Excudebat Isaias Thomas Singulatim et Numerose Eo Vendita Officinae Suae., 1800. ...[478 pgs., plus 2 pages ads]...EDITIO PRIMA AMERICANA...Includes a chronological table of the books of the New Testament by Caleb Alexander...Text in Greek, two columns on a page...FIRST EDITION OF THE NEW TESTAMENT PRINTED IN GREEK IN THIS COUNTRY...Original leather backing?...F.F.E.P. and next page missing top fifth of page, does not affect text...Toning...Written notes on endpapers and inside back cover... EVANS 36952, SABIN 56204. VERY RARE.. Leather.. Very Good. 16mo.

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        LYRICAL BALLADS

      London: Printed for T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1800. Second edition of V. 1; and First edition of Vol. 2. Second edition of V. 1; and First edition of Vol. 2. A clean set in a charming 19th century full morocco binding signed by Wood, London. Five raised bands on the spine, intricate gilt tooling, marbled end pages, silk markers and gilt top edge. Previous bookseller notation tipped in on verso of end paper with a few pencil notations, otherwise unmarked and in excellent condition (with minor wear to the leather at the extremities). Small octavo (pages 162 x 98 mm), collating: xlvi, 210, [v, "Notes"]; iv, 227, [i, "Errata"], complete, but bound without the blank after the preface in volume 1. & & The second edition of volume 1, but the first to contain Wordsworth's "Preface" condemning 18th century artificiality in poetry. "Its outline of the supreme function of poetry expressed in such phrases as that poetry 'takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility', set a new tone; and it became in effect the revolutionary manifesto of the romantic poets of the next generation." (PMM 256) The first volume contains Coleridge's Romantic masterpiece "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" (previously printed in the first edition of 1798), with it's haunting, exquisite beauty. Volume 2 is the first edition of several other poems, including: "Michael, a Pastoral," the "Matthew" poems and several of the "Lucy" poems. A significant milestone in the course of English literature.

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        Lyrical Ballads, with Other Poems

      London: Bristol. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1800. Second Edition. Hardcover. Second edition of Volume One (the first to include Wordsworth's preface, a significant "manifesto" for the Romantic movement). First edition of Volume Two. Volume One: xlvi, [ii (blank)], 210 pages + [5] pages of "Notes". Volume Two: [iv], 227, [i (errata)] pages. Modern full green morocco bindings with five raised bands on spine. Stamp to leather on inner edge of rear board of the first volume "19AB73", presumably meaning the books were rebound in 1973 by AB. The edges of the leaves have been trimmed a little during rebinding, not affecting the text. The top page edges are gilt. Page dimensions: 150 x 90mm. Inscription on verso of title page of each volume: "Alex Blair to Margt Mitchelson Sept 1 1802". Some light (erasable) pencil check marks beside some poem titles in the Contents of the second volume. [Reference: PMM 256 (Printing and the Mind of Man): "Its outline of the supreme function of poetry, expressed in such phrases as that poetry 'takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity,' set a new tone; and it became in effect the revolutionary manifesto of the romantic poets of the next generation."] ; 8vo .

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        Lyrical Ballads, With Pastoral and Other Poems, In Two Volumes. Volume I, Third Edition. Volume II, Second Edition

      First edition, thus. 8vo. 15.5 x 9cm. In two volumes. Vol. I, [ii]contents, verso blank, [i]-lxiv preface, 200pp + [4]pp. notes. Vol. II, [ii], 250pp. First fly-title to vol. I not present, not called for by Wise but present after the preface in the Cornell copy. First leaf of notes to vol. I torn along lower corner without loss. Bound in contemporary tree calf, spines ruled in gilt, contrasting labels and small oval volume numbers. Spine of vol. I, rubbed with slight loss to labels, marbled e/ps., Pages very lightly browned o/w a clean and sound set. Cornell 12, Wise 6. Scarce, though not as historically important as the 1800 edition, (see our ref. 8142), there have been fewer copies available. The 1802 edition of 'Lyrical Ballads' differs from the 1800 edition in the following ways: Coleridge contributed four poems only, 'The Dungeon' having been withdrawn. Wordsworth's 'A Character' was also omitted. The famous 'Preface' was considerably expanded, (64 pages in this edition compared to 46 pages in the 1800 edition), and many changes were introduced into the text of the Poems. Three poems were removed from vol. I and given new positions in vol. II. Finally Coleridge in this edition cancelled the 'Argument' to 'The Ancient Mariner'.

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        The Works (Never Before Published) of Jeanne-Marie Phlipon Roland, Wife of the Ex-Minister of the Interior, Containing Her Philosophical and Literary Essays, Written Previous to Her Marriage, Her Correspondence and Her Travels

      London - St. Paul's Church-Yard: J. Johnson, 1800. Translated from the French, with notes by L. A. Champagneux. Marbled boards, ex-library with all the usual problems, raised bands on the spine are worn, as are the corners. Interior is generally Very Good.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        ABDOLLATIPHI HISTORIAE AEGYPTI COMPENDIUM, ARABICE ET LATINE. Partim ipse vertit, partim a Pocockio versum edendum curavit, notisque illustravit J. White

      Oxford, J. Cooke, Hanwell and Parker. 1800.. 1800, 4to, approximately 265 x 215 mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, parallel text in Arabic and Latin on facing pages, pages (18), xxxii including Subscriber's list and Abdollatiphi Vita, 321, (55) Appendices and Latin Index, bound in full mottled calf, rebacked to style with gilt rules and gilt lettering, all edges speckled blue. Covers and corners slightly worn, attractive reference library bookplate on front pastedown, small library stamp on title page, another with ink number on verso, just showing through on recto, small brown stain to a few upper margins, occasional very slight foxing, slight browning to inner margin of a few pages towards the end. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a work which is scarce in any edition. The Arabian author born in Baghdad (1162-1231) was a celebrated doctor and historian. For a number of years he taught philosophy and medicine at the universities of Cairo and Damascus. In this work which is one of the earliest on Egyptology, he relates what he himself saw and learnt on his travels in Egypt, and is particularly full on the plants of the country; the historical part occupies only the two last chapters. The Arabic manuscript was discovered by the orientalist Edward Pococke in 1665 and published by him in the 1680s. His son, also Edward Pococke translated a small part of it into Latin, and the full translation was eventually published by Professor Joseph White of Oxford in 1788. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO TH IS LISTING.

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        General Zoology or Systematic Natural History

      London: G. Kearsley, 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. First Edition. Full Morocco. Good+. Illus. by Heath. 8vo.

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        JOURNALS OF CONGRESS: CONTAINING THEIR PROCEEDINGS [FROM SEPTEMBER 5, 1774 TO NOVEMBER 3, 1788]

      Philadelphia: From Folwell's Press, 1800-1801.. Thirteen volumes. Modern antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Bookplate of Edward Everett on front pastedown of each volume. Some light tanning and soiling, but generally clean internally. Very good. The first collected printing of the Journals of the United States Congress, known as the "Folwell Edition." Prior to the issuing of Folwell's set, the Journals had appeared in more or less annual volumes. Many of those original journals are virtually unobtainable. In 1799, Congress directed that Richard Folwell print 400 sets of the complete journals of the Continental Congress for the use of the Senate and the House of Representatives. This was accomplished during 1800 and 1801, reprinting the annual volumes comprising the proceedings of the Continental Congress from the two Congresses held prior to the Declaration of Independence, then for the duration of the Confederacy, through the adoption of the Federal Constitution in 1788. This set has the important provenance of Elbridge Gerry, fifth Vice President of the United States, and then to distinguished American statesman Edward Everett. Everett's bookplate is in each volume, and he has written on the front fly leaf of the first volume: "This copy of the Journals of the Continental Congress belonged to Elbridge Gerry, Vice-President of the United States with President Madison in his second term. E.E." Gerry served in the Continental Congress and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was an early and vigorous advocate of American Independence, and played a crucial role in the formation of the new United States government, insisting on a bill of rights being added to the new Constitution. "Gerry warned that the Constitution would not be ratified without a bill of rights, and he proved to be right. Massachusetts accepted the document, but only with the strong recommendation that a bill of rights be added. Several other states followed suit, and the Constitution was ratified but only with these provisos. Gerry staunchly supported the new government, helped to frame the Bill of Rights, and served as congressman from 1789 to 1793" - ANB. His name is perhaps most remembered, however ignominiously, in connection with the term "gerrymandering." In his second term as governor of Massachusetts, Gerry redrew district lines to consolidate his party's control in the state senate. "The shape of one electoral district on the map resembled a salamander, and one wit promptly dubbed it a 'Gerrymander.' Hence, the term used today when redistricting results in a concentration of the strength of one political party and a weakening of its opponent's strength" - ANB. Though this was not necessarily a new practice, the name stuck. Gerry ran on the ticket with President Madison two years later, during Madison's second term as president, and died in office in 1814. Edward Everett attended Harvard, then became the first American to study in Europe and obtain a Ph.D. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives, as governor of Massachusetts for four years in 1835- 39, then U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, President of Harvard, Secretary of State, and Senator from Massachusetts. Ironically, his career ended as the long-winded keynote speaker at Gettysburg, preceding Abraham Lincoln's Address with two hours of oratory. He died a year later. An important set, with the significant provenance of two of the most important statesmen from Massachusetts in the first half of the 19th century. SABIN 15545. EVANS 15683, 38750 (through 1800). ANB (online).

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        The Armenian; or The Ghost-Seer. A History Founded on Fact

      D. Symonds, London, 1800. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Good Condition. 4 volumes in 1/4 leather over printed marbled boards, worn, corners reinforced early on with vellum, hinges cracked, boards loose. Curiously, the marbled paper covering the boards has the text of an early government document printed over it - printing is ca. 1704. Modest foxing, heavy to the plate of secret writing, occasional spots of discoloration, endpapers browned. Each complete with half titles. Volume III with the edges of 4 pages torn, apparently from a reading by candlelight incident judging from the slight burn marks to one page edge, there is a meaningful loss of text to the corner of 113-116.& & The first edition of Schiller's influential novel with the additions by Follenius. A sensation at the time, The Ghost-Seer is a cautionary novel of plots, obscure secrets, Jesuits and the occult. Though never completed, it nonetheless hit a nerve with Germans struggling with institutions that were failing to keep pace with the intellectual progress of the time - it sparked an avalanche of imitators from Wieland's Peregrinum Proteus to Grosse's The Genius. & & Schiller's version was published in 1789, the first German edition with the additions by Follenius was 1798. The first English edition was 1795 - this edition includes some, but not all, of Follenius's substantial additions to the original. With the plate of secret writing facing page 215. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041298. .

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        [Hob. XXI:2]. Die Schoepfung Ein Oratorium... The Creation An Oratorio. [Full score]

      Vienna: [The Composer]. [1800]. Folio. Contemporary marbled boards with decorative cut-paper label titled in manuscript to upper. 1f. (title), 4ff. (subscribers list), 303 + [i] (blank) pp. Text in English and German. Subscribers list in letterpress, otherwise engraved throughout. In a custom-made mid-blue quarter morocco clamshell box. & & With Haydn's small circular monogrammatic handstamp ("JH") to blank lower right corner of title. & & Binding somewhat worn, rubbed and bumped; front free endpaper lacking. Very slightly worn and soiled internally; occasional early performance markings in dark red crayon and pencil; very minor staining to some outer edges from early edge colouring; small tear to three edges repaired; "Oratorium No. 1 J. Haydn" in contemporary manuscript to blank upper edge of title; evidence of removal of small circular handstamp (in all likelihood that of an early owner) to title; remnant of dark red sealing wax to inner margin of title. A very good, crisp copy overall. . First Edition, with subscribers list. Hoboken thematic catalogue Vol. II p. 36. Hirsch IV 799. Leipzig catalogue p. 19. Vecsey 303. Eitner V p. 66. BUC p. 456. RISM H2521. & & The Creation, with a libretto by Gottfried von Swieten, was first performed at the Palais Schwarzenberg in Vienna on April 29 and 30, 1798. & & "The first public performance took place on 19 March 1799, at the Burgtheater, with a complement of about 180 performers (not 400, as has been speculated); a benefit for the Tonkünstler followed on 22 December. The work immediately became a staple especially of charity performances, many conducted by Haydn himself, which brought in tens of thousands of gulden. ‘I know that God has favoured me’, he said to Griesinger, ‘but the world may as well know that I have been no useless member of society, and that one can also do good by means of music’. Beyond this, The Creation ‘made history’ immediately and on a pan-European scale in a way equalled by no other composition, owing to its fortunate combination of sublime subject, cultural-historical ‘moment’ on the cusp between Enlightenment and Romanticism, appeal to both high-minded and ordinary listeners, Haydn’s unrivalled stature and the originality and grandeur of his music. His pride in and personal identification with the work, in addition to his usual concern for financial advantage, induced him to publish it himself, selling it ‘by subscription’ all over Europe, with the assistance of colleagues such as Dr Burney; his advertisement (June 1799) reads:& & “The success which my Oratorio The Creation has been fortunate enough to enjoy … [has] induced me to arrange for its dissemination myself. Thus the work will appear … neatly and correctly engraved and printed on good paper, with German and English texts; and in full score, so that [at least] one work of my composition will be available to the public in its entirety, and the connoisseur will be in a position to see it as a whole and to judge it.” James Webster and Georg Feder in Grove online& & The edition appeared at the end of February 1800 with a list of more than 400 subscribers.& & "There is hardly any doubt in the mind of the average music-lover that Haydn's Oratorio The Creation is, tutto sommato, his greatest single accomplishment, and certainly ranks as one of the greatest products of any eighteenth-century mind. It occupies a central position in choral literature and its composition and first performances were the dominant features of Haydn's life in the late 1790s." Robbins Landon: Haydn Chronicle and Works Vol. IV: Haydn: The Years of 'The Creation' 1796-1800, p. 12.

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        Urkunde 1800 - Kaufvertrag zwischen dem Böttchermeister Heinrich Gerhard Schlüter und "des Cantor Reinecken Kinder Vormündern, Persuhn und Schweinitz". Ausgestellt durch Bürgermeister und Rat der Neustadt Hildesheim. Handschrift auf Pergament

      Hildesheim, 27. Nov. 1800. 21,5 x 22,5 cm. 1 Seiten mit anhängendem Wachssiegel (Durchmesser 8 cm) in gedrechselter Holzkapsel, rückseitig Bezeichnung, gefaltet - Der Böttchermeister Heinrich Gerhard Schlüter verkauft sein "hinter der Lambertikirche zwischen einem der gedachten Kirche gehörigen und einem Elbeschen(?) Hause" belegenes Haus für 50 Reichstaler. Der Kaufvertrag enthält die Wiederkaufsklausel: "Es haben jedoch beide hier sich ... vorbehalten, daß einer dem anderen die Lose oder Wiederkauf ein halbes Jahr vorher ankündigen mögen ..." Der Deckel der Holzkapsel ist nicht mehr vorhanden; vom Rand der Siegelkapsel ist ca. 1/3 abgebrochen; vom Siegel die linke Hälfte als Fragment vorhanden -

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        Original pencil drawing for plate XII of Ehrenberg & Hemprich's "Symbolae Physica ... Avium decas II"

      Fine pencil drawn study for one of the bird plates of Ehrenberg & Hemprich's famous expedition work. Folio size (44.7 x 32.6 cm). On thick paper, with with ink title at bottom. No signature, but this plate comes from a collection of plates that were all drawn, and some signed, by Chistian Leopold Müller (1800-1852) - one of the artists who worked on the publication of the results of the expedition.* A unique insight in the publication history of this important work. Ehrenberg and Hemprich travelled in the Libyan Desert and the countries around the Red Sea to collect specimen. It was not without danger: most expedition members died, including Hemprich. Ehrenberg returned to become a professor in Berlin, and spent years on publishing the expedition results. These were accompanied by fabulous plates, absolute highlights in zoological illustration. This drawing is a final study for one of the plates in the bird section. We also hold a portfolio of the published version, for comparison.

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        Loss of the Antelope PacketÖ Which struck on Breakers off Pelew IslandÖ

      London,: Thomas Tegg, circa, 1800.. Small octavo, 28pp, large folding aquatint frontispiece; modern brown wrappers, very good. Uncommon Tegg chapbook account of the well known 1783 shipwreck of the Antelope and the famous experiences of Captain Wilson and his crew on the Pelew Islands, in remarkably crisp condition for an item of its kind. George Keate's account of the wreck and the return to England of Prince Lee Boo sparked great public interest, and was a natural target for the chapbook publishers. The folding frontispiece depicting the wreck is in very good condition.

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        THE RATIONAL EXHIBITION. Price one Shilling.

      [3] 4-60 pages. Engraved title-page showing a scene from a Dame School, and 22 other fine wood-engravings throughout the text. Original printed semi-stiff buff wraps. 12mo. Tiny burn-hole in pages 3 and 4, not affecting text; front endpaper loosening; else an excellent copy. Probably compiled and illustrated by William Darton, and first published circa 1800. G228(3).

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        CAREY'S GENERAL ATLAS

      Philadelphia: M. Carey, 1800.. Forty-nine engraved maps, including twenty- six double-page or folding. "A Map of the part of the N.W. Territory of the United States" printed on heavy paper and colored in outline in a contemporary hand. Folio, 17 x 14 inches. Expertly bound to style in half russia over contemporary speckled paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into six compartments by double gilt fillets, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment. Occasional expert repairs in margins and at folds. Very good. A rare edition of Carey's important and early U.S.-produced GENERAL ATLAS. Carey's AMERICAN ATLAS, printed in 1795 with twenty-one maps, was the first atlas printed in America. CAREY'S GENERAL ATLAS was first published in 1796 with forty-five maps. Most of the present atlas is devoted to the Americas, with twenty-seven of the forty-nine maps being of the region. Of the twenty- seven, the majority concern the United States and its territories, and incorporate the latest geographical knowledge available by what was to become one of the premier mapping firms in the United States. Two additional important maps, not included in the 1796 edition, are map 46, "Seven Ranges of Townships...laid out by Congress," and map 47, "Part of the North Western Territory by Samuel Lewis," dated 1796. Not in Rumsey. PHILLIPS ATLASES 3535. SABIN 10858.

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        Carey's General Atlas

      Philadelphia: M. Carey, 1800. Folio. (17 x 14 inches). 49 engraved maps, (including 26 double-page or folding, 'A Map of the part of the N.W. Territory of the United States' printed on heavy paper and coloured in outline in a contemporary hand.) (Occasional expert repairs to margins and folds). Expertly bound to style in half russia over contemporary speckled paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into six compartments by double gilt fillets, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment. Lovely copy of a rare edition of Carey's important and early General Atlas. Carey's "American Atlas," printed in 1795 with 21 maps, was the first atlas printed in America. Carey's "General Atlas" was first published in 1796 with 45 maps. Most of the present atlas is devoted to the Americas with 27 of the 49 maps being of the region. Of the 27, the majority concern the United States and its territories, and incorporate the latest geographical knowledge available by what was to become one of the premier mapping firms in the United States. Two additional important maps, not included in the 1796 edition, are map 46 Seven Ranges of Townships... laid out by Congress and map 47 Part of the North Western Territory by Samuel Lewis, dated 1796. Phillips Atlases 3535; not in Rumsey; cf. Sabin 10858.

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        THE PROSPECT BEFORE US

       "THE PROSPECT BEFORE US" by James Thomson Callender.  Volume 1. Printed for the Author, and sold by M.Jones, S. Pleasants, Jun. and J. Lyon-1800. It is complete at 184 pages. Volume I was the pamphlet that incurred the famous Sedition Trial.  Volume II was written after Callender had been sentenced and was in jail. James Thomson Callender, Scandlmonger Period: 1790sHe was the new republic's most notorious scandalmonger. During the 1790s, James Thomson Callender published vicious attacks on George Washington, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, and other leading political figures. Today, he is best known as the journalist who first published the story that Thomas Jefferson had a decades-long affair with one of his slaves.Born in Scotland in 1758, Callender was an early advocate of Scottish independence from Britain. After being indicted for sedition, he fled to Philadelphia in 1793, where he supported himself as a journalist and political propagandist.Profoundly suspicious of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton's pro-British views on foreign policy, Callender used his pen to discredit Hamilton in 1797. Hamilton's public reputation was tarnished, and he never held public office again.In 1798, Hamilton's political party, the Federalists, pushed the Sedition Act through Congress, making it a crime to attack the government or the president with false, scandalous, or malicious statements.    The most famous seditious libel trial was that of James Thompson Callender (United States v. James Thompson Callender, 1800).The extreme RARITY of this pamphlet/book lies in the fact that all extant copies found by authorities at the time of the trial and guilty verdict were seized and burned. Simply put, you will own a significant piece of American history that nobody owns outside of an institution from what extensive searches by us and others have concluded.NOTE:  This pamphlet(book) is not just rare, it has never been offered for auction in the last 120 years as referenced in the two major auction databases and confirmed by a major Auction House Condition:  It is in the original wraps that I purchased it in.  The pages are supple and clean with only a couple small edge tears.  The pages are cut unevenly.  Some type has faded but is still legible.  There are a couple light spots of foxing on a few pages.   The pages are modicum more tan than they appear.  We have not rebound this booklet because we feel the buyer should determine what binding they want for encasing this most rare piece of American history.

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        A View Of The Origin And Conduct Of The War With Tipoo Sultaun; Comprising A Narrative Of The Operations Of The Army Under The Command Of Lieutenant-General George Harris, And Of The Siege Of Seringapatam

      London: Printed By W.Bulmer And Co...., 1800. First Edition. Beatson served as Surveyor-General to the Army in the field during the 1799 war against the ruler of Mysore, Tipu Sultan. Based on his own private journal and official government documents, his work gives a detailed account of the conduct of the campaign and the siege of Seringapatam, during the defence of which Tipu was killed. One notable military advance favoured by Tipu Sultan was the use of mass attacks with iron-cased rockets. Their effective deployment during the third and fourth Mysore wars directly influenced British rocket development, providing the inspiration for William Congreveís ëCongreveí rocket. The appendix here contains transcripts of a number of official documents, including lists of supplies, information on the number of officers wounded and killed during the campaign, &c. Abbey, Travel, 422. 4to. pp. xxiii, [1]directions to the binder, 265, [1]blank, clxxii. 4 folding engraved maps & plans (1 hand-coloured), folding aquatint plate of Seringapatam, & mezzotint frontis. portrait of Tipu Sultan. 2 folding tables. modern half calf (text lightly toned, occasional dfoxing, imprint of frontis. shaved, plates offset). ownership entry on title of Edward L[evett] Darwin [1821-1901]

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        Essays, Political, Economical, and Philosophical; 3 Vols

      London: A. Strahan / T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies. 1800. Later printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Three volumes, complete--vol. I. a 5th edition from 1800; vol. II. a "new edition" from 1800; vol. III. a "new edition" from 1802 (though presumably a first edition). Vellum-backed boards, spine labels, clean unmarked texts, 464 + 496 + 498 pp., illustrated (including a fold-out), Very Good set, some foxing/soil/discoloration to the contents, some rubbing and wear to the covers including minor scuffing to the boards and a bit of edgewear, covers also with some soil/discoloration to vellum. Digital images sent upon request. A rare fourth volume came out from another source in 1812.

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        Original Drawing of River and Trees

      circa, 1800.. Graphite landscape study signed 'P.G. King', 185 x 145 mm., on laid paper, mounted on larger yellow tinted sheet measuring 245 x 210 mm., with an unfinished graphite drawing of a gentleman checking fob watch to reverse, signed in ink 'Charles Runciman';mounted and framed An accomplished landscape signed by Philip Gidley King (1758-1808), Governor of the penal colonies at Norfolk Island and New South Wales during the early years of settlement. The unidentified scene is executed in graphite on laid paper bearing the watermark of Government issue paper of the period 1790-1810. The drawing is skilled, especially in the treatment of topography and vegetation, with an attention to detail befitting a naval officer of the era.King entered the Royal Navy in 1770 and served in the wars for American Independence from 1775. He won the admiration of Arthur Philip who appointed him second lieutenant on the convict transport Sirius bound for Botany Bay. Upon arrival King was dispatched as administrator of Norfolk Island, becoming Lieutenant-Governor after a short spell in England. He retained this title until 1800 when he replaced Hunter as Governor of New South Wales. King attempted to reform the colony, curbing the monopolies on liquor and stores enjoyed by officers of the New South Wales Corps. Although many initiatives were thwarted by vested interests King did improve conditions through initiatives such as improved livestock breeding, experimental agricultural crops, the introduction of coal mining and an active interest in exploration and marine surveying. He was the first to see a future for Botany Bay beyond the incarceration of felons.King's sketch is clearly taken from an early album, and the notes and sketches on the back of this sheet help explain its survival. On the back is another sketch, a full-length portrait of Charles Runciman with the ink caption "A reflection": the portrait shows him scratching his head in wonder, beside an enigmatic voice bubble which reads 'Oh very well.' Runciman, an English artist, married King's third daughter Elizabeth in the late 1820s. Given the presence of both a sketch by King and a portrait of Runciman, it can easily be hypothesised that the original sketchbook remained in the King family for a very long period and was added to over the years.Original art by any of the first colonial Governors is enormously rare.

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        System des transscendentalen Idealismus

      Stuttgart, Cotta 1800. 21 cm. 16, 486, (4) Seiten Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild - Borst 873 - Goed. V, 11, 27, 8 - Jost 37 - Schneeberger 58 - Erstausgabe. "Das "System des transzendentalen Idealismus" stellt neben Fichtes "Grundlagen der gesamten Wissenschaftslehre" (1794/95) und Hegels "Phänomenologie des Geistes" (1807) eine der wichtigsten Stufen in der Entwicklung des deutschen Idealismus dar" (Kindlers Lit.-Lex. 14, 892). Mit den von Jost beschriebenen Paginierungsfehlern. Die letzten 4 unnum. Seiten mit Druckfehlerverzeichnis und Impressum. -

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        Veduta del Mausoleo d'Elio Adriano (ora chiamato Castello S. Angelo)

      Paris 1800-07.. Orig.-Radierung. "Presso l'Autore a Strada Felice nel Palazzo Tornati vicino alla Trinitá de' monti." Bez.: "Giovanni Battista Piranesi Architetto dis. ed inc." 43,5 x 55,5 cm. (Plattengr.). Unter Passep., ger. Einwandfrei. EA. Hind 30/II; Focillon 743; Ficacci 706 - Rückenansicht des Hadrian-Mausoleums. Orig.-Radierung aus der 'Vedute di Roma', an deren Herstellung von insgesamt 135 Tafeln Piranesi 30 Jahre lang arbeitete. 1799 mußten die beiden Söhne Piranesis vor den englischen und neapolitanischen Truppen aus Rom fliehen. Es gelang Francesco und Pietro nach einer abenteuerlichen Flucht, die gesamten Druckplatten ihrer Werkstatt von Rom nach Paris zu bringen. Dort gründeten sie die 'Calcographie des Piranesi frères', wo sie in den Jahren 1800-07 "eine sorgfältig gedruckte neue Ausgabe des gesamten graphischen Werks in 27 Bänden veranstalteten" (Wilton-Ely, S. 132).

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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 Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Together with The Psalter, or Psalms of David

      Boston: I[saiah] Thomas & E.T. Andrews, 1800. Leather Bound. Near Fine. 4 1/2 x 7 1/8 inches. 2 ffep + 189 unnumbered leaves + 1 blank. Library stamp of Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Mass., to title page and small tear to lower margin at Psalm 140 affecting two letters of text, else fine. Griffiths 1800/11. Bound with: The Whole Book of Psalms in Metre; with Hymns, Suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church, and Other Occasions of Public Worship, Boston: I[saiah] Thomas & E.T. Andrews. 1800. 70 numbered pages + 1 unnumbered leaf (table) + 2 rfep. Text of both works printed in two columns, with light scattered foxing and age toning. Bound in full brown modern calf with blind rolled borders on both boards and six gilt lines to spine, and red morocco spine label with gilt "Common Prayer. A scarce and unusually well preserved example of the only BCP printed by Isaiah Thomas, whom Benjamin Franklin praised as "the American Baskerville." A scarce edition.

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        Acts of RHODE ISLAND Legistature, 1773-1800. 54 Pamphlets

      1800. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Good. RHODE ISLAND (Colony, State). Laws, Statutes. A collection of 54 printed compilations of the acts of the Rhode Island legislature, as a colony, during the war for independence and as a state. Various places including providence, Newport, Attleborough, and Warren; various printers including Solomon Southwick, John Carter, Bennett Wheeler, Oliver Farnsworth; dates from May 1773 to June 1800. All folio, 8pp. to 64pp. Many with official papered seals affixed to upper corner of first page, the majority with signed certification of Henry Ward, Secretary, on last page. The majority stabbed and sewn as issued, uncut, a small number removed from bound volumes, on in original blue paper wrappers, uncut. (Condition varies, marginal defects and tears, occasionally affecting text, scattered foxing and occasional damp stains, but most in good condition). (54) As John Alden has written, Rhode Island in the 18th century “was more the just another of the thirteen colonies, it was…a microcosm of all the colonies,’ and these national and local currents and issues are clearly in the range of debates and enactments of the legislature during this most eventful period. The King is denounced; munitions, cannon and powder are ordered; taxes are levied (and protested); various local militias and Continental regiments are raised; the state’s printers are paid, citizens with grievances petition; the Declaration of Independence is proclaimed; banks and insurance companies are chartered; conscientious objectors are recognized; black veterans of the Revolution are aided, etc.

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        Felis Pardum / La Panthère (Mâle)

      Paris: circa 1800-1. Copper engraving, printed on laid paper. Very good condition apart from some light soiling and a small orange spot in the upper left side of the image. 11 1/2 x 15 7/8 inches. 13 x 19 3/8 inches. A beautiful plate from Lacépède's "La Menagerie du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle," an important scholarly work and one of the finest examples of eighteenth-century French natural history illustration. A professor of zoology at the Museum of Natural History, the French naturalist Bernard-Germain-Étienne Delaville, Comte de Lacépède (1756- 1825) was a versatile and precocious scholar who published a number of books on zoology, physics, and music. He was greatly influenced by the pioneering naturalist Georges Louis Marie Leclerc, comte de Buffon, whom he succeeded as Intendant at the Jardin du Roi, which later became the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle in 1793. During his tenure, Lacépède completed a comprehensive study of amphibians and reptiles, Historie Naturelle des Quadrupèdes Ovipares et des Serpens, which was published as a supplement to Buffon's magnum opus on animal classification Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière. In 1800-1, he published the first edition of La Menagerie du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, a thorough survey of the various species of quadrupeds, reptiles and amphibians in the impressive collection of the Museum of Natural History. This magnificent work was comprised of descriptive text written by Lacépède and his colleague Georges L. C., Baron Cuvier (1769-1832) as well as a number of finely rendered plates after the most eminent natural history artists of the period, Nicolas Maréchal (1753-1803), Nicolas Huet (1770-1830) and Léon de Wailly (1801-1824). Painted from life on vellum, these beautifully detailed illustrations faithfully captured the appearance of the wondrous animals in the Paris menagerie. A pupil of J. G. Wille and C. N. Cochin, Simon Charles Miger was a royal academician and a talented engraver, who executed numerous portraits and natural history plates. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. 9, p. 611; Anker 275; BM(NH) IV, p. 1517; Brunet III, 725; Nissen ZBI 2353.

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        Ursus Americanus / L'Ours Noir de l'Amérique

      Paris: circa 1800-1. Copper engraving, printed on laid paper. Very good condition apart from a few tiny nicks at the extreme edges of the sheet and some minor foxing in the margins and the image. 10 7/8 x 16 1/8 inches. 13 5/8 x 20 3/8 inches. A beautiful plate from Lacépède's "La Menagerie du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle," an important scholarly work and one of the finest examples of eighteenth-century French natural history illustration. A professor of zoology at the Museum of Natural History, the French naturalist Bernard-Germain-Étienne Delaville, Comte de Lacépède (1756-1825) was a versatile and precocious scholar who published a number of books on zoology, physics, and music. He was greatly influenced by the pioneering naturalist Georges Louis Marie Leclerc, comte de Buffon, whom he succeeded as Intendant at the Jardin du Roi, which later became the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle in 1793. During his tenure, Lacépède completed a comprehensive study of amphibians and reptiles, Historie Naturelle des Quadrupèdes Ovipares et des Serpens, which was published as a supplement to Buffon's magnum opus on animal classification Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière. In 1800-1, he published the first edition of La Menagerie du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, a thorough survey of the various species of quadrupeds, reptiles and amphibians in the impressive collection of the Museum of Natural History. This magnificent work was comprised of descriptive text written by Lacépède and his colleague Georges L. C., Baron Cuvier (1769-1832) as well as a number of finely rendered plates after the most eminent natural history artists of the period, Nicolas Maréchal (1753-1803), Nicolas Huet (1770-1830) and Léon de Wailly (1801-1824). Painted from life on vellum, these beautifully detailed illustrations faithfully captured the appearance of the wondrous animals in the Paris menagerie. A pupil of J. G. Wille and C. N. Cochin, Simon Charles Miger was a royal academician and a talented engraver, who executed numerous portraits and natural history plates. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. 9, p. 611; Anker 275; BM(NH) IV, p. 1517; Brunet III, 725; Nissen ZBI 2353.

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        Felis Leo Foemina / La Lionne

      Paris: circa 1800-1. Copper engraving, printed on laid paper. Good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing. Trimmed virtually to top platemark. 12 x 16 5/8 inches. 13 x 19 1/2 inches. A beautiful plate from Lacépède's "La Menagerie du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle," an important scholarly work and one of the finest examples of eighteenth-century French natural history illustration. A professor of zoology at the Museum of Natural History, the French naturalist Bernard-Germain-Étienne Delaville, Comte de Lacépède (1756- 1825) was a versatile and precocious scholar who published a number of books on zoology, physics, and music. He was greatly influenced by the pioneering naturalist Georges Louis Marie Leclerc, comte de Buffon, whom he succeeded as Intendant at the Jardin du Roi, which later became the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle in 1793. During his tenure, Lacépède completed a comprehensive study of amphibians and reptiles, Historie Naturelle des Quadrupèdes Ovipares et des Serpens, which was published as a supplement to Buffon's magnum opus on animal classification Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière. In 1800-1, he published the first edition of La Menagerie du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, a thorough survey of the various species of quadrupeds, reptiles and amphibians in the impressive collection of the Museum of Natural History. This magnificent work was comprised of descriptive text written by Lacépède and his colleague Georges L. C., Baron Cuvier (1769-1832) as well as a number of finely rendered plates after the most eminent natural history artists of the period, Nicolas Maréchal (1753-1803), Nicolas Huet (1770-1830) and Léon de Wailly (1801-1824). Painted from life on vellum, these beautifully detailed illustrations faithfully captured the appearance of the wondrous animals in the Paris menagerie. A pupil of J. G. Wille and C. N. Cochin, Simon Charles Miger was a royal academician and a talented engraver, who executed numerous portraits and natural history plates. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. 9, p. 611; Anker 275; BM(NH) IV, p. 1517; Brunet III, 725; Nissen ZBI 2353.

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        Collection of Surimono with Books & Scrolls

      Japan, c. 1800-1850. (16)ff. A collection of sixteen surimono depicting scenes that include books and scrolls, dating mostly from the early part of the 19th century. Surimono are Japanese woodblock prints in miniature. They were made in small numbers and generally not sold by art publishers, unlike their more commercialized companions, ukiyo-e woodblock prints. Most surimono contain poetry with images surrounding the poems. They were distributed among members of a literary club called ren, which practiced the art of writing poetry generally under the instruction of a known master. Most surimono were distributed among members of the club as good wishes for the New Year, which begins in late February in Japan. & & The poetry itself is of secondary importance, as its meaning would only be known among the members of the poetry circle. It is the illustrations, often heightened with mica, silver, and embossing, that bring such beauty to these normally small square prints. The coming of spring was often represented with plum blossoms and other flowering trees and brilliant colors. The imagery often depicts animals of the zodiac, beautiful women, flowering trees, or still lifes. Books and scrolls are sometimes included, but are not common. To our knowledge, a collection of surimono focused on books and scrolls has never been gathered together. For the last twenty years, we have accumulated sixteen surimono which contain literary images, along with the more traditional illustrations found in this genre. & & The artists included are Yashima Gakutei (1786-1868), Toyota Hokkei (1780-1858), Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865), Yanagawa Shigenobu II (1787-1832), Ryuryukyo Shinsai (1764-1820), and Suga Shoho (1790-1852). The artists of two of the surimono are anonymous. One illustration by Yanagawa Shigenobu II, the pupil, and later son-in-law, of the master Hokusai, depicts a courtesan tuning a samisen while sitting in front of a book of poetry. A cat sits by her side, and cherry blossoms are behind her. Patterns on the hem of her kimono, her hair ornaments, and her calligraphy brush are heightened with metallic silver ink, and her instrument and inkwell have decoration in gold. In another surimono by Yashima Gakutei, perhaps the most prolific of all surimono artists, the poetess Murasaki Shikibu sits next to her writing desk among stacks of books. The border around the image and the moon overhead are printed in silver, and her colorful kimono is partially patterned in silver. The largest surimono in the collection depicts pages from a famous illustrated book, Hykanunin isshu, a collection of one hundred poems by one hundred famous poets. Other surimono in the collection depict still lifes with books and writing instruments, and poets accompanied by animals of the zodiac. The prints range in size from 12 by 17 inches to 5 1/4 by 7 1/4 inches and are in fine condition. The longest is in a panorama format, measuring 22 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches. Together with a group of four reference books about surimono; details available upon request.

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        JEFFERSON'S NOTES, ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA; WITH THE APPENDIXES - COMPLETE

      Baltimore: Printed for W. Pechin, 1800.. 194,53pp. plus folding table. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, red morocco label. Boards and spine moderately worn. Contemporary ownership inscription on front fly leaf. Top margin of titlepage excised. Moderate age-toning, dampstaining, and foxing throughout. A few clean tears in outer margin of folding table. A good copy. An early edition of Jefferson's NOTES..., and the first to be issued in the South, preceded by the early European editions and four separate editions published in Philadelphia in 1788-94. This edition includes appendices containing Charles Thomson's notes on Jefferson's original text, the Draught of a Fundamental Constitution for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Act for establishing religious freedom, and the story of the "Murder of Logan." HOWES J78. CLARK I:262. EVANS 37702. NAIP w027459. MINICK 587.

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        Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia

      Pechin Baltimore 1800. later edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. Fifth American Edition, first issue without both "Vindication" on title, and the fifth appendix which is included in later issues. Includes folding table of Indian tribes, full-page illustration and map at end of Appendix IV. Foxing and browning throughout (all text legible and clear). Rear (blank) endpaper torn with loss, pencil annotations on ffep. Contemporary sheep with roan label, edges rubbed. Very nice tight hinges. Straight, handsome copy. Price includes worldwide insured postage

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        RÈlation du Voyage ? la Recherche de La PÈrouse

      Paris,: H. J. Jansen,, 1800.. Two volumes, quarto, and folio atlas; text volumes uncut; the atlas with engraved title, folding chart of the voyage and 43 engraved maps, and plates; title-page and several other leaves with paper restoration, some foxing, and five plates slightly smaller; text in marbled papered boards, atlas in contemporary quarter calf with marbled paper sides. First edition of the narrative by the naturalist on the D'Entrecasteaux expedition, in which Australia was circumnavigated twice, and the islands surrounding investigated for traces of La PÈrouse. The work is particularly interesting for its descriptions (and illustrations) of Tasmania, Tonga, New Caledonia, and New Guinea, and the atlas contains outstanding views of these areas by the official artist Piron. Included is the first large depiction of the Black Swan. The fourteen botanical plates, all by or produced under the direction of RedoutÈ, the most famous of all botanical artists, include two of Eucalypts and two of Banksias.It was a notable voyage in itself, although also beset by tragedy: the commander, D'Entrecasteaux, died of a 'dreadful cholic' shortly before the expedition collapsed in Batavia. There they learned of the French Revolution, and D'Auribeau, then commander, and the principal officers being monarchists, put themselves under Dutch protection, arrested the remainder of the officers, including LabillardiËre the naturalist, and Piron the artist, and disposed of the ships. D'Auribeau in turn died, and was succeeded by Rossel, who managed to return to Europe and later edited the manuscripts for the official account. The papers and natural history specimens were seized en route and carried to England, but in 1796, with the urging of Sir Joseph Banks, were returned to France under a flag of truce.Because LabillardiËre was a Republican, his account appeared first, while that of D'Entrecasteaux had to wait until the restoration of the monarchy. The atlas appeared a year earlier than the text.Ferguson, 307; Hill, 954; Kroepelien, 697; McLaren, 'LapÈrouse in the Pacific', 51.

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        An Account of a Voyage in Search of La Pérouse …

      London: For John Stockdale,, 1800. Performed in the Years 1791, 1792, and 1793... under the Command of Rear-Admiral Bruni d'Entrecasteaux. Quarto (272 × 211 mm) Contemporary green half calf on marbled boards, black morocco label, flat bands with small floral tools gilt. Frontispiece and 44 other plates, large folding map. 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. 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 (1804-7), the first general description of the flora of Australia.

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        Dr. Solander" Portrait Silhouette

      before, 1800.. Well preserved portrait silhouette in ink on oval cream card measuring 80 x 105 mm., inscribed 'Dr. Solander', mounted on small sheet of blue tinted laid paper with portion of unrelated decorative calligraphy to the rear, framed. Attractive contemporary portrait silhouette, a scarce and most unusual memento of Daniel Solander (1733-1782), student of Linnaeus, companion of Sir Joseph Banks aboard the first voyage of Captain Cook and prominent member of the London scientific elite. Silhouettes were a popular Georgian pastime, and this example is a rare survival.After extended study with the famous Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus, Solander arrived in England in 1759 to promote the revolutionary new system of classification. In this role he was remarkably successful, and within four years was appointed to the British Museum, to rearrange the natural history collection. The following year he was elected to the Royal Society.Solander developed a long-lasting friendship with Sir Joseph Banks, who asked him to join the voyage of the Endeavour in 1768, as one of his team of naturalists. Between them, Banks and Solander collected over 1400 plant species which were new to science, including many from the east coast of Australia. As a mark of esteem, Captain Cook named one of the headlands of Botany Bay "Point Solander" (nowadays Cape Solander) in his honour. Upon return to England, Solander was a lion of the London intellectual and scientific elite, and won the coveted assignment of Keeper of Printed Books at the British Museum. He also acted as Banks' librarian at Kew, and was responsible for naming many of the new plant specimens sent to the Royal Botanic Gardens within the novel Linnaean taxonomy.

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