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        Innocent Recreation

      London: Published by Testolini, 1800. Colour-printed stipple engraving. Very good condition apart from some mild mat burn and a few tiny nicks at the edge of the top margin. 12 1/2 x 14 5/8 inches. 13 1/2 x 16 1/4 inches. A delightful, intimate genre scene in a domestic interior. The scene depicted in this charming print is an allegory of innocence. It pictures a young girl, who herself personifies virtue, engaged in the innocent activity of feeding her pet fowl. Clad in a white dress, she smiles and gazes at the viewer with a wide-eyed expression of childish wonder as she sprinkles breadcrumbs over the beak of a young bird awaiting the snack in anticipation, as its mother looks on approvingly.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        A Chart of the World Exhibiting the Track of M. de La PerouseÖ

      London,: Stockdale, 1800.. Handcoloured engraved map measuring 430 x 645 mm., a little browning of the margins, very good. A large and finely engraved map of the world depicting the discoveries of the La PÈrouse and d'Entrecasteaux voyages.The map was published to accompany Stockdale's translation of the Voyage in Search of La Pe?rouse, based on the account of LabillardiÈre, the naturalist appointed to the 1791-1793 d'Entrecasteaux expedition to Australia and the Pacific. D'Entrecasteaux's main task was the search for La PÈrouse, hence the map is marked with his known movements until his sojourn at Botany Bay, and also with the tracks of d'Entrecasteaux's own vessels the Recherche and EspÈrance.The fate of the La PÈrouse expedition excited considerable curiosity across Europe, and this fine map printed in London some twelve years later is a testament to the ongoing interest in the ill-fated voyage. The publisher, John Stockdale, was a popular and prolific London bookseller of the later eighteenth-century. He published two of the foundational works in the history of Australian settlement, the First Fleet accounts of Governor Phillip and John Hunter. Stockdale was born into humble means and raised as a blacksmith, but moved to London where he worked as a valet and then apprentice to the publisher John Almon, establishing himself in business when Almon retired in 1781. Stockdale was reputed to be a success in spite of himself, and was known for rather eccentric habits.Ferguson, 269; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 287; Perry & Prescott, 'A Guide to Maps of Australia 1780-1830', 1800.08.

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        SANSUI RYAKUGA SHIKI Zen

      1800. [EHON] Keisai Masayoshi [Artist] SANSUI RYAKUGA SHIKI. Edo: Suwaraya Ichibei. Kansei 12 [1800]. 26.5 x 18.1 cm. Faded, chipped and soiled original light blue covers. The original title label is present, but much faded and partly torn away. Complete in 1 volume. 29 single page and 15 double page color illustrations. Ref. Brown p.124; Mitchell p.460,1; 93,4; Ryerson p.213; Hillier pp. 477,8, 480. This copy is much handled and thumbed, with some waterstaining and slight worming, as well. Obviously, a less than pristine copy, but its original loveliness still emerges. A well printed copy, with the dominantly pink/brown color scheme. retaining much of the delicate coloration lost in later, coarser re-issues. Complete:

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        Sansui ryakugashiki, or, Sansui ryakuga shiki (Landscape Sketches, or, Landscapes in abbreviated style)

      A remarkable color woodblock print work created by Keisai in his maturity to demonstrate his original 'abbreviated' painting style, complete as issued with the 43 colors prints with 82 captioned views. This is the very scarce second edition, printed with sharp definition but a brighter color scheme without the light peach, brown and rose found in the first edition. Blues and greens are brighter and some prints like the celebrated Nihonbashi are much altered. It is instructive to view the differences. Offered is a copy for study and enjoyment at a fraction of the price for an excellent example of the first edition. CONDITION DETAIL: Pages: First few print sheets are well thumbed with corner creasing and have some soiling extending into the bottom of the print border. Thereafter, soiling stays within the bottom page margin and prints are clean, a few with a light margin spot. Worm tracks are on all pages but entirely contained to the upper part of the 3.6 cm top margin, away from the print border, centered at the gutter, significant on sheets 5-17, but otherwise not. Bottom margin fiber abrasion is a constant and often extends into the print border: rubs are noticeable. The turned-up corner creases so noticeable at the beginning lessen, becoming bent tips after sheet 9. Colophon: some fore-edge soiling: inked owner notes in Chinese characters at bottom of 2 columns and another on inside of rear wrapper: they don't interfere with text. Covers: much worn and abraded with creased corners: they lack most of the mounted inner lining. Title Slip: character 5 largely rubbed off: rubs to characters 1-4: extensive chipping at outer border. Binding: later cord is very good. PRINTS: The 43 color woodblock prints, 42 of landscapes, are done in sumi with blue and green with tints of gray & brown. 9 are double-page prints with single panoramic views: 7 are double-page prints showing multiple views. 26 single-page prints have 2 views and 1 single page-print has 3 views. Landscapes of Tokyo and environs are on sheets 1-15, with places along the Tokaido Road and in Kyoto, and a selection from the 'western provinces' on sheets 16-30. FORMAT: Publisher's blue hyoshi wrappers sewn with 4-stab holes in the Fukuro-toji style, with the mounted 18 cm title slip with 6 black printed characters. SIZE: Covers: 25.7 x 18.1 cm. Pages: 207 x 161 mm within a single ruled black border: double-page prints are 207 x 322 mm. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, 30 numbered sheets on folded leaves or 60 pages, prints on 59 pages, colophon on p. 60. EDITION NOTE: Wood blocks engraved by the master craftsman, Noshiro Ryuko who engraved all of Keisai's woodblock designs of the period, with large carved in block Keisai hitsu signature and Keisai's carved in block Shoshin seal, (both in fore-edge colophon column). The first edition was published in Kansei 12 [1800] by Suharaya Ichibe in Edo (Tokyo). AVAILABILITY: Very Scarce. A worldwide search of institutions outside of Japan finds 7 examples of the first and 3 examples of the second edition. KEISAI: Pupil of Kitao Shigemasa; worked as a ukiyo-e artist under name, Kitao Masayoshi, producing mainly woodblock designs for illustrating kibyoshi. In 1794, he became painter in attendance to the Daimyo of Tsuyama in Okayama Prefecture, the fief ruled by the Matsudaira clan and he began to use the name, Kuwagata Keisai. As official painter, he worked in the Kano School style with which he had previous familiarity but now formally studied with Kano Yosen'in Korenobu [from 1797]. After 1794, he was principally active as a painter and designer of instructional manuals, presenting a series of sketchbooks demonstrating ryakuga-shiki painting style, first seen by the public in the 1 volume, "Ryakuga-shiki" [1795], the style quickly becoming admired and influential. With its emphasis on the fewest brushstrokes, it required a mastery of technique but allowed Keisai to work quickly from Nature and display subtle transient effects, a quality valued by the Japanese wabi-sabi aesthetic. REFERENCE: Smith & Hillier, Japanese Prints, no. 66, p. 86; "This superb book includes some of the most beautiful and fresh of all landscape prints. It is surprising that it is so little known". (Views detailed in Toda, Ryerson catalog, p. 213, background, pp. 206-07. Brown, p. 124; "rare and charming", background, pp. 122-25, "Keisai stands by himself with his original style of decorative impressionism". Mitchell, p. 460; 2 and the Smith College catalog. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.  

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        The Geographical System of Herodotus

      London,: W. Bulmer, 1800.. Thick quarto, portrait frontispiece and eleven maps (ten folding), moderate foxing of maps and preliminary leaves, one map with small marginal tear and slight loss (not affecting image), some offsetting; an excellent copy in contemporary polished calf, rebacked with original spine laid down, spine in panels with large crimson morocco labels. Handsome copy of the scarce first edition of Major James Rennell's magisterial work on ancient geography: 'a monument of laborious research and acute and lucid criticism' (ODNB). This work is famous for its series of detailed and attractive maps of the Near East, the Mediterranean and Africa by John Walker, engraver to the Admiralty.Of particular note is Rennell's map of the voyages of the Carthaginian Hanno the Navigator (c. 500 BCE), a major voyage of discovery in west Africa and one of the earliest voyages to traverse the Pillars of Hercules in an attempt to extend maritime discovery beyond the Mediterranean.Equally interesting is his map and accompanying two-chapter discussion of the purported circumnavigation of Africa by Phoenicians working for Pharaoh Necho II, a feat which Rennell was inclined to believe was possible, certainly insofar as the ancients had a knowledge of Mozambique and Sofala on the east coast. A second related map details the ocean currents from the coast of west Africa around the continent to the Arabian peninsula; Rennell was the authority on ocean currents during this period. The voyage of Necho, described in Pliny and Herodotus, was doubted by Strabo and Ptolemy, but Rennell's detailed account returned the story to some credibility, in a discussion which included his thoughts on Henry the Navigator and Columbus.One of the most substantive aspects of the work is Rennell's continually reverting to his pioneering exposition of the ways in which Renaissance and modern discoveries were influenced by their ancient predecessors. Rennell's aim was an examination and possible reconciliation of ancient geographical knowledge, principally from Herodotus, in the perspective of modern discoveries. This scholarship is synthesised in eleven large and finely engraved folding maps, including the world view of Herodotus in two different projections and the Persian empire under Darius. The location of ancient cities, namely Memphis and Babylon, is treated in detail with attendant maps.James Rennell (1742-1830) was one of the pre-eminent cartographers and scholars of his generation. He joined the navy at age 14 and the East India Station in 1760, undertaking three years of arduous marine survey in far east Asia. In April 1764 he was commissioned to the Bengal Engineers and worked tirelessly on the survey of the region, one of the most ambitious mapping projects ever undertaken by the East India Company. Retiring from active service in 1777, he devoted the rest of his life to historical scholarship and cartographic studies. Rennell was elected to the Royal Society in 1781 and awarded their prestigious Copley Medal ten years later (the same medal awarded to Captain Cook in 1776 for his pioneering study in alleviating scurvy).The book was popular with contemporary readers, selling for threefold the original price within years of publication. A second edition in two volumes in was issued in 1830.Tooley 'Dictionary of Mapmakers', pages 534 and 651.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Persian Lyrics or Scattered Poems from the Diwan-I-Hafiz: with Paraphrases in Verse and Prose, A Catalogue of the Gazels as Arranged in a Manuscript of the Works of Hafiz in the Chetham Library at Manchester and Other Illustrations

      n.p.: Printed at the Oriental Press, by Wilson & Co. Wild-Court, for E. Harding, et al, 1800 - Contains text in Persian of 11 ghazals by Hafiz with translations in verso and prose First edition. 4to. 98, ix, [1], 54 (appendix) pp. Uncut in original pink boards, rebacked in tan cloth, printed paper spine label, free endpapers renewed. Covers worn, some browning to text margins [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Death of Captain Cook

      London?,: circa, 1800.. Engraving, 16.5 x 22 cm. (image size), tightly clipped not affecting image and retaining central caption, a good strong impression, mounted. An unusual version of the famous scene at Kealakekua Bay, in a very good impression.Although the original image on which this is loosely based is clearly that of Webber, the engraving bears close comparison with the version of the scene first published by the engraver Alexander Hogg in 1784, and included in the important compendium edited by George William Anderson, A New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World (see Forbes 61). Given that the "Anderson" was much re-issued and copied, it is possible that this print originally derives from one of the later editions.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        History of Catharine II, Empress of Russia / by J. Castéra ; Translated from the French by Henry Hunter, D. D. ; Embellished with Thirteen Portraits, and a View of the Fortress of Schlusselburch

      London : Printed For J. Stockdale ..., 1800. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : [xvii]-xxxi, [2], 34-579, [5] p. , [14] leaves of plates : ill. , ports ; 22 cm. (8vo) . Subjects; Russia - Kings and rulers - Biography. Russia - History - Catharine II, 1762-1796. "Direction for arranging the plates" -- p. [32]. Publisher's advertisements: p. [2]-[5] at end. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Samuel Chase SIGNED Book. Declaration of Independence Signer

      William W. Woodward, 1800. Later. Hardcover Hardcover. Fair. Samuel Chase, Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland (1741-1811) and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1796 until his death. Annotated Book: The Two Trials of John Fries on an Indictment for Treason. Philadelphia: William W. Woodward, 1800. Hardcover, 5-1/4 x 8 1/4. 226 pages. Signed in ink on the title page S. Chase, Jr. [Chase's Son] and annotated by Chase, Sr. on the front free end page Opinion of witness... and on page 164 Change by Jude Peter Johnson... Chase, as judge, adjudicated in the case discussed in the book. Controversy over Chase's handling of the case, which centered around a tax revolt led by a Pennsylvania farmer, resulted in impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives. Acquitted of all charges, Chase returned to his duties on the High Court and remains the only Supreme Court justice subjected to impeachment proceedings. In fair condition, with heavy wear and soiling to covers. Losses to spine and corners; front cover and free end page detached but present. Toning and chewing affecting bottom edge of last 18 or so leaves (touching text).

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        West India Islands,Grenada, Tabago, Curacao, Trinidad

      A very detailed hand colored copper plate engraving by John Thomson. Overall this print measures 25"x21". John Thomson was one of the top mapmakers of the Edinburgh school of cartography which flourished from 1800 -1830. Thomson & his contemporaries (Pinkerton & Cary) redefined European cartography by abandoning 18th century map embellishments such as elaborate title cartouches, and phantasmagorical animals in favor of overall detail and accuracy. Thomson?s most renown works include the ?Thomson?s New General Atlas? published from 1814-1827 and his grand ?Atlas of Scotland?. The ?Atlas of Scotland?, a work of amazing detail and accuracy eventually bankrupted his firm in 1830.Overall this map is in good condition with some foxing/staining/creaing in margins. Also some "ghost images" of corresponding pages in the atlas in the image space.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        Charte von West Indien Nach Edwards, De La Rochette, und den neusten Astronomischen Beobachtungen entworfen von F. L. Güssefeld

      Weimar: Industrie Comptoirs, 1800. Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour, in excellent condition. 21 1/4 x 27 1/8 inches. A highly attractive and finely engraved map of the West Indies. This very fine map depicts the West Indies, Florida, Central America, and the Spanish Main during an exciting period in history. The map is beautifully colour-coded to illustrate the political situation as it existed in the years following the American Revolution. While the British cause did not prevail in America, it had succeeded in gaining control of additional territory in the Windward Islands from France. This was added to their empire which already included their long-established colonies of Jamaica and Barbados. Spain is shown to control Cuba, Santo Domingo, Puerto Rico, Florida, Mexico and most of the coasts of Central and South America. France still possessed Guadaloupe and Martinique, however, its most prized colony, Haiti, was soon to be engulfed in a rebellion that would establish the first independent state in the Americas governed by citizens of African descent. This map is based on Bryan Edward's highly popular A New Map of the West Indies of 1794 and L.S. de La Rochette's A General Chart of the West Indies of 1796. Cf. Rumsey Collection, 2104.055

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        RELATION DU VOYAGE À LA RECHERCHE DE LA PEROUSE, FAIT PAR ORDRE DE L'ASSEMBLÉE CONSTITUANTE PENDANT LES ANNÉES 1791, 1792

      Paris. [1800].. Two text volumes plus atlas. Text volumes: xvi,440; 332,110,[2]pp. Atlas: Title-leaf, folding chart of the Pacific, and forty-three engraved plates. Contemporary half gilt calf and boards. Slight wear to spine of atlas and outer edge of front board, else a fine set. The first edition of this narrative by the naturalist on the d'Entrecasteaux expedition in search of the great French navigator, La Pérouse, whose party disappeared without a trace in 1788. D'Entrecasteaux's party searched Australian waters and north to New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, and New Caledonia. Labillardière's account is particularly interesting for its descriptions and illustrations of Tasmania and the islands mentioned above. The atlas contains important views of these areas by the artist, Piron, as well as fourteen botanical plates engraved by Redouté. The expedition twice circumnavigated Australia, as well as its island stops. It was beset by difficulty throughout. D'Entrecasteaux died in Batavia, and news of the French Revolution fragmented the crew and ended the expedition. The papers of the expedition fell into British hands, but were returned under a flag of truce in 1796, and Labillardière was the first to publish his account. "The expedition made several important contributions to geographical knowledge, and the investigations of the naturalists...were of special value" - Ferguson. FERGUSON 308 (octavo text vols). HILL 954. SABIN 38420. DAVIDSON, pp.105-6.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        An Essay on Hunting

      Oxford Arms in Warwick-Lane, London: J Roberts EXTRA illustrated. Bound in full early 20c? brown morocco, hare hunting scene by horse in gilt within gilt box to upper cover, lower cover has gilt image of fox head and laurels. Spine has been relaid at some stage, but keeping the original which has raised bands, lots of gilt tooling, hunting scenes, title in gilt. Internally, gilt tooling to turn ins, marbled endpapers, front and rear blanks have some light foxing to edges, decorative tissue guarded B&W frontis, text block head in gilt, title page in red and black ink within double black ink lines, [3], 4-92 pp, 12 coloured plates and 36 B&W plates, all with tissue guards, by Howill (mainly), Woodward and Cruickshank, Rowlandson, Tomson, McKenzie, Gilpin, Marshall, Cooper etc, not dated but probably of the early 1800's. Many of Howitt's plates are dated 1798 or 99 and some state that they were also republished by Edward Orme in 1812 (his sporting book?). There is a wonderful double page plate by Rowlandson. The coloured plates are mostly, 1801 or 2. Articles and plates on Horses, Foxhunting, Hare running, Shewing a Horse, Hare Hunting, Otter hunting, The Badger and more. Fascinating. Copac states copies at V&A and the National trust. It was originally published in 1733 and there were supposedly copies of it reproduced in 1803 and possibly later. It also states that it came with 1 plate, so the remainder were tipped in at a later stage?. All a bit of a mystery but a wonderful book, and possibly a little uncommon! (Halkett & Laing state author was Thomas Gosden) (pencil note to fep states author was not Gosden but by Rev Mr Squire Am, Chancellor of Wells?)

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        Sansui Kikan

      The b/w woodblock prints show exceptional views of the coast and islands of the Inland Sea, including mountain ridges, cliffs, and rock formations treasured in Shinto practice. Widely credited as a breakthrough in the depiction of Japanese landscape, the views aren't imaginary or copied from Chinese models but were painted on-site by the itinerant artist over a period of 23 years. The work had a great influence on Japanese travel literature and subsequent Edo period painting including the landscape works of Buncho, Hokusai, Hiroshige and Sadahide. Available is vol. 2 from the set of 8 volumes. Even single volumes of this seminal, pictorial guide book rarely appear. PUBLISHING NOTE: An early issue of volume 2 alone, published in Kansei 12 (1800), from the exceedingly rare 8 volumes set made 1799-1802. A worldwide search finds 6 complete copies in institutions, all in Japan, including the National Diet Library and the Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, 53 pages, [1] page, title page for volume 2, "Tozan kisho", (Exceptional Mountain Landscapes), one hanko seal stamped with cinnabar (shubun style) on inner margin foot, and 26 numbered sheets, with 26 double-page, b/w woodblock prints with descriptive text, 154 x 272 mm in size (6.06 x 10.71 inches) within wide ruled borders. Prints have very good detail and sharpness of grain. The unusually wide gutter format (72 mm) suits the many panoramic designs. LANDSCAPE VIEWS: Kyokko traveled through the Seto Inland Sea of Japan, fabled in Japanese culture for its many picturesque and spectacular views, drawing them for his guidebook. They include: the unusual rock formations in the Gokei Valley on the upper Makidani River on Honshu Island, Kankakei Gorge on Shodoshima Island, Yaba-kei Gorge in Northwestern Oita on Kyushu Island, Mt. Uomidake (Fish Seeing Mountain) in Kagoshima prefecture on Kyushu, and Mt. Aso. The Inland Sea, (perhaps first praised in the West by Philipp Franz von Siebold in his work, Nippon (1832-82)), is the body of water separating the islands of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, three of the main islands of Japan, and connects the Sea of Japan to the Pacific Ocean. Its coastal area, except for Osaka prefecture and a part of Wakayama prefecture is now in the Seto Naikai National Park. BOOK FORMAT: Publisher's light blue, blind blocked lined paper wrappers with the original mounted title slip, in a 4 stab holes, Fukuro-toji style sewn binding. Wrappers are decorated with a block repeat of polygons circumscribing florals. Title slip is light tan with a wide scarlet border, printed with scarlet characters. COVER SIZE: 222 x 152 mm (8.75 x 6 inches). CONDITION DETAIL: Nearly Good. Sheets are bright and almost entirely clean, with moderate worming, principally in margins; 4 sheets with tiny creases on upper tips. Worm Track Detail: Title P.: moderate series of tracks in outer margin. Prints: Nos. 1-2: border tracks extend 9 mm into print. Nos. 4-16: one or two small tracks appear in print, principally in center of wide gutter, where visual impact is negligible. Nos. 18-23: border tracks also extend 9 mm into print: Nos. 20-26 have a substantial vertical track in the wide top margin, well outside print frame, also, Nos. 24-26 have side border tracks. Covers: clean: all-around rubs: a few abrasions exposing white underside of wrapper: edge buckling from handling: minor worming. Title Slip: volume number rubbed and difficult to read: small worm trail below characters. Binding: top stab-hole detached on both sides, binding remains reliable and solid. AVAILABILITY: Rare. A worldwide institution catalog search finds 2 partial holdings in the West, at Stanford (3 volumes), and the Fitzwilliam Museum and 11 holdings in Japan, 6 with the complete set. REFERENCE: Kokusho so Mokuroku 30466; Nishida, Journal of the Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture, 2007; James King, Beyond the Great Wave: The Japanese Landscape Print 1727-1960, p. 103. Not in Ryerson, Brown or Hillier (Catalogers cite Hillier, but he describes the Sansui Kikan of Harunobu Gakutei.) ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        THE POEMS

      London: Printed by T. Bensley for F. J. Du Roveray, 1800. Hardcover. 191 x 121 mm (7 1/2 x 4 3/4"). xxx, 162, [1] pp. (ads). With the half title. EXTREMELY PLEASING ETRUSCAN-STYLE CALF IN THE STYLE OF, AND QUITE PROBABLY BY, EDWARDS OF HALIFAX, very expertly rebacked to style and corners repaired by Courtland Benson, covers with gilt broad and narrow rules and Greek-key roll framing wide inner panel of stencilled palmettes, gilt foliate roll enclosing central flamed panel, raised bands flanked by double blind rules, spine panels with large oval sunburst ornament supported by a floral nest, original black spine label, turn-ins with linked gilt roll, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. WITH A FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF YARMOUTH CASTLE AND HARBOR. Six engraved plates. Verso of front endpaper with the ink inscription, "Frances Maria Phillips, June 1824. In remembrance of her grandmother." Lowndes II, 931; Brunet II, 1718 ("a pretty edition"). Covers a little marked and dried, but the expertly-restored binding solid and pleasing. The painting with a number of very thin parallel uncolored stripes where the edges of the leaves are not quite even or where the fore edge was not carefully fanned out during painting (the aesthetic impact, though not the general feeling, of the scene a little diminished as a result). One flyleaf with upper corner clipped off, some offsetting from plates, otherwise a fine copy internally with only trivial defects. Although he was primarily a scholar, and although he never became a professional or even a dedicated poet, Gray (1716-71) was offered the laureateship in 1757, upon the death of Colley Cibber; he refused the honor. Gray had begun to write poetry as early as 1742, but it was not until 15 years later, after the publication of two Pindaric odes, "The Progress of Poesy" and "The Bard," that he became generally recognized as the foremost poet of the day. In his highly polished verse, one can easily trace the decay of Neoclassical and the development of Romantic strains in English poetry. The fore-edge painting here is serene, light, and airy. It shows the harbor of Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight as well as Yarmouth Castle, a diminutive square blockhouse built by Henry VIII in 1547 to guard the entry to the harbor. Also here are a number of commercial buildings occupying the wharf and a stumpy primitive crane for unloading cargo. In our painting, there are four vessels of various kinds, including a sailing ship anchored a short distance from the shore and a small rowboat moving across the center of the scene, dark against the pale backdrop of warehouses. A whisper of pink where the sky meets the sea suggests sunrise or sunset, and the building opposite is faintly flushed by the light. We believe the binding to be by Edwards, and it is very possible that the painting was done by one of the firm's decorators (it certainly seems to have been painted no later than the early 19th century).

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        An album containing ten watercolour and gouache drawings of botanical arrangements

      [circa 1800]. Oblong folio. (9 1/2 x 12 7/8 inches). 10 original watercolour and gouache drawings on Chinese pith paper (each approx. 8 x 11 1/2 inches), most with small areas heightened with gum arabic, each tipped onto a backing sheet at each corner and bordered by strips of pale blue paper that are also tipped to the backing sheet (four with insignificant splits to the pith paper, as usual). Original gilt-patterned paper over pasteboard, green cloth ties. A lovely early album of fine Chinese flower paintings, in remarkably fine condition. Despite its entirely Chinese origins this album was almost certainly produced for a western patron: perhaps a gift from an East India Company employee to his wife, or a Yankee clipper captain for his daughter. It contains a very fine selection of watercolours executed on pith-paper: a material that rarely survives in anything approaching fine condition. The drawings are all of arrangements of sprigs from flowering plants together with individual blooms. The intention of these drawings was not to provide dry scientifically-accurate botanical drawings, but to produce designs that were pleasing and harmonious. Flowers include Hibiscus, Gardenia, Chrysanthemum, Quince, Morning Glory, Camellia and two butterflies. It later became the custom to instruct the Chinese artists in the art of western botanical drawing and also supply them with good quality western paper to work on. The apparent lack of any foreign materials or method suggest an earlier date for this album, although the style of drawing did remain popular through most of the 19th century.

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        The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians and Grecians

      Durham - G. Walker, 1800 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniform eight volume set of Rollin's Ancient History. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering. Charles Rollin, 1661 1741, was a French historian and educator. He was born in Paris. Tt the age of twenty-two was made a master in the Collge du Plessis. In 1694 he was rector of the University of Paris, where he revived the study of Greek. In 1699 Rollin was appointed principal of the Collge de Beauvais. He was a member of the Academie des Inscriptions. Rollin held Jansenist principles, and even went so far as to defend the miracles supposed to be worked at the tomb of Franois de Paris. Unfortunately his religious opinions deprived him of his appointments and disqualified him for the rectorship, to which in 1719 he had been re-elected. It is said that the same reason prevented his election to the Acadmie franaise. Rollin's literary work dates chiefly from the later years of his life, when he had been forbidden to teach. His famous Ancient History instructed and interested generation after generation. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The front hinge of volume II is just starting but is stil firm. There is some wear to the extremities, including some bumping and rubbing, with some slight discolouration to theboards. Internally the pages have some slight browning and scattered background spotting throughout. There is an ink signature on the verso of the frontispiece in volume I, the front free-endpaper of volumeII and the front endpaper of the subsequent volumes. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Desseins Chinois. Habits, Chaussures, Ornements, Vases, & Ustensiles. [Gilt title on upper cover]

      [circa1800].. 60 leaves of watercolours showing a very wide variety of Chinese goods. Most sheets show several items. Sheets measure 25 x 35.5cm. The wide range of items includes clothes, shoes, jewellery, hair decorations, vases, fans, personal grooming items, ceramics and household decorative items, furniture, equipment for the making of silk, abacus and scholars desk equipment, an extraordinary rodent trap, wood working tools, agricultural tools, fishing nets and other wooden machinery. Occasional light spotting and staining, particularly on versos, but in general the leaves are very good and clean. Some light browning. Minor marginal holes from old sewing have been restored, one old closed tear also neatly repaired. Attractively bound in a 19th century full French black morocco which has been later rebacked. Images are complete but leaves have been trimmed probably for binding as some Chinese characters appear in part on the outer margin of some leaves. All edges gilt. A stunning album of watercolours from the Chinese school. Most commonly seen on pith, delicate paintings such as these were made for a Western audience. This album is on Western paper which began to be imported into China from the 1780s, the use of pith for such albums appears to have been not until 1800 or even 1810, dating of such albums being difficult with any certainty. Although most of the leaves are not watermarked one leaf bears the one of the watermarks used by Dutch paper making firm Jan Kool. This family business were active between 1728 and 1800 in Koogaan de Zaan. This album is a wonderful example of European interest in all things Chinese at this time. Before the invention of photography, and the later 19th century vogue for all things Japanese, there was a great fascination in Europe for China and Chinese goods which was catered for by paintings and prints. This seemingly insatiable market for images of China was at its height between the early 16th and early 19th centuries. It appears that paintings in this album were executed in the early 19th century in China and likely bound together a little later possibly in France. This was a time when 'foreign and exotic China' was happily and enthusiastically embraced, but from afar. The keen interest which was shown by those at home in Europe was in stark contrast to the increasingly troubled and hostile relations between the European powers and the Chinese authorities. This Westerner fascination with the "exotic" is well catered for in this album, as the range of subject is great, from stunning embroidered gowns to mouse traps and agricultural implements. The artists who painted these lovely images sadly remain anonymous, as, in the manner common to the other talented artisan painters working in Canton, at the time, they did not sign their work. However the style and such tell tale signs as the perfect rendition of Chinese characters, not something a European would have had the knowledge or skill to do at the time, show without doubt that a skilled Chinese artist or artists produced this beautiful album. .

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        The history of America / By William Robertson, D.D. - [Complete in 4 volumes]

      London : printed for Cadell and Davies; F.C. and J. Rivington; Wilkie and Robinson; J. Walker; R. Lea; [& 21 others], 1800. 9th Edition. Plates lacking. The ninth edition. In which is included the posthumous volume, containing the history of Virginia, to the year 1668; and of New England, to the year 1652. Physical description; 4v., 8vo. Subjects; America - Discovery and exploration - Early works to 1800. America - History. Finely and [period] sympathetically bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a the titles blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional set; of presentation quality - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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