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        VIAGES DE ENRIQUE WANTON AL PAIS DE LAS MONAS.

      - Traducidos del inglês al italiano y de este al español. Por D. G. J. V. D. G. Y. M. Madrid en la Imprenta Real. Año de 1800. Obra em 4 volumes. In 12º (de 13x8 cm) com xxii-306, 285, 348, e 305-(ii) pags. Encadernações da época inteiras de pele. Ilustrado em extra-texto com gravuras com os episódios da viagem à terra (ou planeta) dos macacos. Obra de um subgénero emergente no século XVIII de uma ficção a partir de escritos utópicos originários em interpretações ficcionadas em pesquisas bibliografias e muitas vezes incluídas nos jornais europeus da sua época. Originalmente com o título: The Travels of Henry Wanton to the undiscovered Austral regions and the Kingdom of the Apes, in which are expounded the Character, Customs, state of Knowledge and form of Government of their extraordinary Inhabitants. Location/localizacao: 3-A2-F-16

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        The Purpose and Policy of Prohibition in All Its Phases

      Medal Contest Bureau, 1800. Later. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Good. Medal Contest Bureau, circa late 1800s. A very scarce collectible! This is a 2 volume pamphlet set supporting prohibition. Only copies on sale on the market! Softcover. Bound with thread. Edges worn and a bit tattered. Toned. Good condition.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        On the Electricity Excited by the Mere Contact of Conducting Substances of Different Kinds.

      FIRST EDITION, extracted from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, volume 90 (1800), part II, pp. 403-431, with an engraved extending plate, an excellent copy bound with the general title to the volume in period-style quarter dark green fine morocco with watered-cloth boards, raised bands with gilt rules, lettered direct, London, Bulmer and sold by Elmsly, Printed to the Royal Society, 1800. * Horblit 37b; Dibner 60; Printing and the Mind of Man 255; Sparrow 193; Norman 2164. "The voltaic pile revolutionized the theory and practice of electricity, so that within one hundred years of Volta's invention more progress was made than in the two thousand four hundred years between the tentative experiences of Thales and the publication of Volta's letter addressed to Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society. ... The indispensability and ubiquity of electricity, in one form or another, in western civilization today emphasize sharply the fact that before 1800 human environment and existence were closer to life in ancient Egypt than to our own." (PMM). "THE FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE VOLTAIC 'PILE, OR ELECTRIC BATTERY" (Horblit). Volta's invention of the electric battery (the 'voltaic pile') was composed of pairs of silver and zinc disks separated by cardboard soaked in saline or acid solution. It was a breakthrough in physics, and led to the development of electrotechnology. The chemical properties immediately inspired the electrolyzing experiments and led to William Nicholson's decomposition of water and Davy's discovery of the elements sodium and potassium. It inspired studies of the physical properties of the electric current which led to the laws of Ohm, Oersted and Faraday, and the dawn of electrotechnology. "With this new force, water was decomposed, metal was electro-deposited, the electro-magnet was created and the electrical age was begun" (Dibner).

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Works of Robert Burns; with an account of his life, and a criticism on his writings

      Liverpool: J. M'Creery, 1800. Four-volume set complete. First edition, with list of subscribers, biography, unpublished poems, letters, and glossary. Fine contemporary binding of 3/4 green leather and green cloth covered boards. Raised bands, leather labels, and gilt tooling to spines. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Pencil annotation to some pages. A beautiful fine set. Burns' (1759-1796) celebrated poetry and writing have led him to be regarded as the national poet of Scotland.

      [Bookseller: Johanson Rare Books]
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        2 P.S. à Soult.

      Au Q.G. de Gênes, 25-26 pluviôse an 8 1800 - in-folio, 1 pp. en-tête du chef d'état major général de l'Armée d'Italie ; accompagné du Bulletin analytique des Archives du duc de Dalmatie. Suchet transmet l'ordre du général en chef, au général Soult de prendre le commandement des trois premières divisions de l'Armée d'Italie (aile droite). Lettre du 25 pluviôse an 8 (14 février 1800). Joint la situation détaillée des 3 divisions annoncée dans la lettre (tableau sur 1 pp. in-folio, fortes moisissures en marge et en pied) : 1ère division commandée par Miollis, 2ème div. commandée par Gazan, la 3ème par Marbot, les commissaires des guerres nommés étant respectivement Vénard, Guyon et Romans. Joint l'ordre du jour du chef d'état major Suchet, du 26 pluviôse (4 pp. in-folio, en-tête de l'état-major général de l'Armée d'Italie, forte moisissure en pied avec léger manque, papier fragile), comprenant la "nouvelle organisation de l'Armée ordonnée par le général en chef", détaillant la composition de l'Armée de Massena, mentionnant notamment la nomination du général Oudinot à la place de Suchet comme chef d'état major. Massena avait prit la place de Championnet à la tête de l'Armée d'Italie qui était en pleine désorganisation, en proie aux mutineries et aux désertions ainsi qu'à la maladie du typhus. Comptant moins de 30,000 hommes en état de combattre sur les 150,000 théorique, Masséna divisa son armée en trois corps, confiant la défense des Alpes à Turreau, le centre à Suchet, et la défense de Gênes à Soult en qui le général en chef a toute confiance depuis les opérations en Suisse.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        The Bible. The Ninth Edition

      New England: Printed for the Purchaser, (c. 1800). 274pp. Illustrated with a woodcut frontispiece. The ninth edition of John Taylor’s Verbum Sempiternum is a rare American Thumb Bible about which only two copies are known, both of which are defective. According to Adomeit, “Epitomes of the story of the Bible were intended to provide early religious instruction for children not yet thought old enough to address the Bible itself,” and they provided summaries of each book in short, rhyming verses. First published in London in 1614, this text was extremely popular and remained in print for nearly three centuries. Bound in original plain calf over wooden boards. Several closely cropped pages, with a few words affected, owner’s signature on a preliminary blank page, else a fine, complete copy. (Adomeit A130; Welch 1293.9; Evans 35190, MBN no. 83). (1 7/8 by 1 3/4; 47x44mm).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        An Account of an Embassy to the Kingdom of Ava,

      London: W. Bulmer and Co. for G. and W. Nichol, and J. Wright,, 1800. Sent by the Governor-General of India in the Year 1795. Quarto (294 x 229 mm). Contemporary streaked calf, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label, marbled endpapers and edges. 2 engraved folding maps by J. Walker after Dalrymple and Thomas Woods and 26 engraved plates by T. Medland, Vincent, and MacKenzie after Singey Bey, and others, 4 of them folding and 3 double-page. A little rubbed at the extremities, joints neatly repaired, light toning and slight hygroscopic damping in the fore-margin of the plates, but overall a very good copy. First edition of "one of the first detailed accounts of the country written in English. In just over 500 pages, it addressed the history, geography, culture, and economics of Burma." (ODNB) Also notable for the survey of the lower River Irrawaddy, the first reliable chart of it, which was carried out by Symes's colleague Thomas Woods and is illustrated in the second folding map. Superbly illustrated with plates of costumes, customs, architecture and arts, many by the Company-trained Bengali artist Singey Bey, and a suite of 8 botanical plates of the plants selected by the President of the Royal Society "as the most rare and curious among the copious and valuable collection made by Doctor Buchanan." Symes was sent to the court of King Bodawpaya of Burma, "to try to improve political and commercial relations," and to ascertain whether the French had begun to make inroads at the court. "The embassy was counted a success…" and this his account "painted a generally favourable impression of Burma, emphasizing its civility, culture, and stability, while also hinting at the Burmese court's suspicions of the British." When Hiram Cox, the first British ambassador to be sent to Burma under the terms of Symes's agreements, was turned away "Cox blamed Symes for his failure, and for exaggerating Burmese good will and intentions." Symes was sent back following trouble on the Arakan border, his second embassy being notably less successful than the first; "Most interpretations of Anglo-Burmese relations, when dealing with Symes, have tended to echo Hiram Cox, and dismiss Symes's reports as overly optimistic and uncritical. However, if these reports are read carefully, Symes does not appear as credulous as some have made him out to be. He was well aware of the court's insularity and suspicions of outsiders, and he reckoned that misunderstandings would frequently punctuate diplomatic relations… his writings display a genuine fascination with Burmese society, and indicate that he was eager to seek some rapprochement with Burma." Symes died in 1809 of wounds sustained during Moore's retreat from Corunna.

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        PHYTOLOGIA; OR PHILOSOPHY OF AGRICULTURE AND GARDENING. With the Theory of Draining Morasses, and with Improved Construction of the Drill Plough

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1800. pp.viii, 612, [12-index]; 12 b/w plates of which several folding; the first nine with associated leaf of letterpress. A very good copy with wide margins, the leaf measuring 203mm x 265mm (this copy is a very generous 4to; the Irish edition published by Byrne of the same year is in smaller 8vo format). Fine contemporary full green straight-grained morocco, with gilt lettering to the spine, gilt decoration to the boards and spine, gilt ruled dentelles and gilt decorated turn-ins. All edges gilt. Binding with a little general wear and rubbing, several superficial scuff marks and head of front joint with a little more worn. Contents clean and tight, original yellow end papers, no inscriptions, plates and title page a little toned/spotted and the latter with a single light crease; old paper repair to the lower outer corner of leaf just affecting a few letters; a few pages with light pencil annotation; some leaves printed on bluish paper. A very good copy in a handsome contemporary binding. "Erasmus Darwin's third major work, Phytologia (1800), is primarily an agricultural treatise. Although the book deals with such practical matters as manures, draining and watering of land, plant diseases and how to cure them, and reform of the linnaean system of classification, Darwin considered it to be essentially a continuation and application to plants of the discussion of biological evolution that he had begun in Zoonomia. The philosophical matter of Phytologia is of particular interest : in it Darwin not only recommended a limesulfur mixture as an insecticide, but also proposed ecological controls, suggesting that insect pests might be limited by increasing the numbers of their enemies - for exemple, the larvae of the aphidophorus (ichneumon) fly might be kept down by encouraging the breeding of the hedge birds, larks and rooks which feed on them.". (DSB III p. 579).. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good/No dust jacket. 4to.

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        Wolf's Tod in der Schlacht bei Quebeck

      F. Randel, Berlin 1800 - A later German version based on the original English edition., Image Size : 250x365 (mm), 9.875x14.375 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 300x400 (mm), 11.75x15.75 (Inches), Hand Colored, Copper Engraving

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        [Coast Pilot] The American coast pilot; containing the courses and distances between the principal harbours, capes and headlands, from Passamaquoddy through the Gulf of Florida, with directions for sailing into the same, describing the soundings, bearings of the light-houses and beacons from the rocks, shoals, ledges, &c. Together with the courses and distances from Cape-Cod and Cape-Ann to Georges’-Bank, through the South and East Channels, and the setting of the currents, with the latitudes and longitudes of the principal harbours on the coast, together with a tide table. By Capt. Lawrence Furlong. Corrected and improved by the most experienced pilots in the United States-- Also, information to masters of vessels, wherein the manner of transacting business at the custom-houses is fully elucidated. Published according to act of Congress

      Newburyport (Massachusetts): Printed by Edmund M. Blunt, (Proprietor),, 1800. Third Edition. Full Calf. Near Fine. 8vo: xvi,[1],18-251,[5]pp, including one hundred pages of additional material, published without maps or plates, as was the first edition of 1796. Original tree calf, flat spine divided into six compartment with gilt rules, red morocco label lettered in gilt. Two states noted: One has booksellers’ advertisements for West & Greenleaf and for E. & S. Larkin on p. [255-256], and is dated "Boston, November 26, 1800." at foot of p. [256]. The other has advertisements for Thomas C. Cushing and for Thomas Biggs, and is dated "Philadelphia, Sept. 18, 1800." Our copy is the latter. An excellent example, the final blank wanting. The only two copies of the first edition to appear at auction in recent years (Christie's, 2007; Doyle New York 2011) sold for $57,600 and $74,500, respectively. Sabin 26218. Howes F421. ESTC Citation No. W37197. Evans 36989 and 37483. OCLC 62797803. Third Edition of the primary American navigational guide, all early editions of which are rare, particularly in this condition. In 1796, Edmund Blunt published the first edition, the author of which was nominally Lawrence Furlong, a prominent New England sea captain. In fact, Blunt was using Furlong's name to gain credibility for his work, which was largely plagiarized from early English works and may have included information from early Spanish and Portuguese explorers of the New World. Early editions (such as this) have no charts but rely on written descriptions of sailing directions, tide tables, tables of latitudes and longitudes of principal harbors and navigation landmarks. In later editions, information on Admiralty Law, tariff regulations, Custom House procedures, and even chartlets appeared. A second edition followed in 1798, which was almost twice the size of the first edition, as is this third. The appendix contains such useful information as laws relating to the power and duty of consuls, instructions for masters of vessels, regulations of seamen and fisheries, an abstract of the laws of the United States concerning vessels to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries, relief of sick and disabled seamen, quarantine, protection of American seamen, the slave trade, duties payable by law on all goods, and wares and merchandize. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Introductory Lessons, With Familiar Examples in Landscape, For the Use of Those Who Are Desirous of Gaining Some Knowledge of the Pleasing Art of Painting in Water Colours; To Which Are Added Some Clear and Simple Rules

      Printed By W. Bulmer and Co. Cleveland-Row, St. James's, for the Author; and Sold By G. And W. Nicol, Booksellers to His Majesty, Pall-Mall; and Messrs. J. And J. Boydell, Cheapside, 1800. IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. COMPLETE with 8 engraved plates, 5 of which are hand coloured. Title continues: Exemplified by Suitable Sketches and More Finished Paintings. As This Work is Chiefly Intended for the Mere Beginner, The Rules Are Both Familiar and Progressive. To Which Are Added, Instructions For Executing Transparencies, In a Style Both Novel and Easy. [4], 36pp, bound in paper vellum and marbled paper over boards, deckled page edges, with binding and hinges tight. Covers show edge/corner wear, small paper label on front cover, some pages uncut, offsetting from plates, occasional light foxing on prelims. SCARCE.. First Edition. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Historis journael van de voyage gedaen met 3 schepen uyt Zeelant naer d'Oost-Indien onder het beleyt van den commandeur Joris van Spilbergen, syn eerste reyse. In den jare 1601. 1602. 1603. 1604. Als meede beschrijvinge van de tweede voyage ghedaen met 12 schepen na d'Oost-Indien onder den admirael Steven vander Hagen.

      - Alden & Landis 648/181 (5 copies); Howgego, to 1800, S158; Sabin 89448; STCN (5 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 1022 & 446 note; Tiele, Mém. 143 (for V.d. Hagen see also pp. 170-171); Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 198. Account of the famous first voyage to the East Indies by the German naval officer in Dutch service, Joris van Spi(e)lbergen (1558-1620), first published in 1605. Appended are Potanus's description of Java (pp. 57-61) and, with its own drop-title, an account of Steven vander Hagen's second voyage to the East Indies (pp. 62-96), first published in 1606. The whole, also issued in Joost Hartgers collection Oost-Indische voyagien (1648), is based on the editions of Spilbergen (including Potanus's description) and Van der Hagen published in the 10th and 12th parts of Commelin's collection Begin ende voortgangh (1645). Funded by the entrepreneur Balthasar de Moucheron, Spilbergen left for the East Indies with three ships: Het Lam (the lamb), De Ram (the ram) and Het Schaap (the sheep). He sailed from Veere in Zeeland on 5 May 1601. In November he rounded the Cape of Good Hope to reach Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in May 1602. Until September the fleet was anchored at Batticaloa on Ceylon's east coast where Spilbergen negotiated with the king of Kandi, promising him military assistance against the Portuguese. Between September 1602 and March 1603 he was at Banda Atjeh, in Sumatra, negotiating with the sultan and hunting for Portuguese ships. In February 1603 ships of the newly founded Dutch East India Company arrived at Atjeh and were joined by Spilbergen's fleet. After spending the summer of 1603 at Bantam in Java, Spilbergen returned to Holland with his two remaining ships, arriving at Vlissingen on 24 March 1604.In 1603 the VOC appointed Steven vander Hagen to lead a voyage to the East Indies, which sailed in December 1603 with twelve heavily armed vessels taking about 1200 men. His instructions were to attack the Portuguese trading ports in India, take Malacca, and expell the Spanish from the Moluccas. Also with Vander Hagen's fleet was the yacht Duyfken under command of Willem Jansz., who was to discover Australia in 1606. In September 1605 Vander Hagen sailed for Holland leaving the Duyfken and another vessel in the Indies for further exploration, and leaving three manned forts in the Spice Islands.The present 1648 edition appears to be the third separately published edition (after 1605 and 1617). No other separate editions are recorded so early in STCN, Picarta and OCLC WorldCat. The text was also published, however, as part of De Bry's Orientalischen Indien (1605/06) and Commelin's Begin ende voortgangh . (1646), which may account for other editions noted in the literature.

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        Ansichten. Holsteinische Gegenden). 2 Hefte. (Hamburg, 1800/1802). Zusammen 13 Kupferstiche, meist nach Ludwig Strack . Qu.-8°. Ohne Einband.,

      1800 - Kat. d. SH Landesbibliothek, S. 1025 u. 1230.- Enthält Ansichten von Fissau bei Eutin, Keller-See, Sielbecker Lustgarten, Dieksee, Schloßgarten, Lebeben See, Hamburg (von der Elbe, von der Aussen-Alster, vom Schifbeck), Plön, Ratzeburg, Knoop (Schleuse, Baudissinscher Park).- Im weißen Außensteg teils etwas stockfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        The Entrance to the Elephanta Cave [vol. V, plate VII]

      London: Published as the Act Directs for Thos. Daniell, Howland Street, Fitzroy Square, "March 1. 1800" [watermarked 1809]. Aquatint by and after Thomas & William Daniell, coloured by hand, on 'Whatman' wove paper. 20 7/8 x 29 inches. A stunning view of the cave-temple on Elephanta Island in the middle of Bomay harbour, from Thomas and William Daniell's celebrated book "Oriental Scenery". This "rock-cut Hindu sanctuary ... is generally attributed to the 6th-century Shilahara rulers. The main entrance is through a columned hall entirel;y hewn out of the basalt hill that rises in the middle of [Elephanta] ... island. Known to the Portuguese ... the Elephanta cave-temple was a popular excursion for European visitors at the time of the Daniells" (India yesterday and today p. 183). The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is considered one of the finest illustrated works on India. Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture, and antiquities that graced the countryside. They then devoted a further thirteen years to publishing their remarkably accurate aquatints. In Britain, the impact was explosive. A cult of Indian architecture, landscaping and interior decoration arose, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as its centerpiece. The Daniells gave the English public their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement still lies in their ability to blend the picturesque with the real, resulting in images that capture the European taste for the sublime landscape, while still remaining faithful to their subjects. The Daniells brought the romance of the English landscape to the antiquities of India and provided England with an accurate vision of this wondrous country. Consisting of one hundred and forty-four views, published in six parts, the work was issued in seven stages: three sets of twenty-four plates titled Oriental Scenery with title dates of 1795, 1797, and 1801; twelve plates titled Antiquities of India dated 1799; twenty-four plates titled Hindoo Excavations dated 1803; twenty-four plates titled Views in Hindoostan dated 1807; and twelve further plates of Antiquities of India published without a title page in 1808. All plates were engraved by the Daniells and all are taken from their drawings save the twenty-four plates of Hindoo Excavations, which are after drawings by James Wales. Abbey Travel II. 420 no. 58 ; Martinelli and Michell, India: Yesterday and Today, p. 183, no. 117

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        GENIUS GENUINE: A FINE PART IN RIDING A RACE, KNOWN ONLY TO THE AUTHOR. WHY THERE ARE SO FEW GOOD RUNNERS; OR WHY THE TURF HORSES DEGENERATE. A GUIDE TO RECOVER THEM TO THEIR STRENGTH AND SPEED;

      Piccadilly, England.: Privately Printed By Author., 1800. ..."AS WELL AS TO TRAIN HORSES FOR RUNNING, AND HUNTERS AND HACKS FOR HARD RIDING. TO PRESERVE THEIR STRENGTH, AND THEIR SINEWS FROM BEING SO OFTEN DESTROYED; WITH REASONS FOR HORSES CHANGING IN THEIR RUNNING. LIKEWISE A FULL ACCOUNT OF THE PRINCE'S HORSE ESCAPE RUNNING AT NEWMARKET ON THE 20TH AND 21ST DAYS OF OCTOBER 1791. WITH OTHER INTERESTING PARTICULARS."...vii, 170pp... Marbled boards with stamped leather corners and spine, gilt lettering and decoration on spine, raised spine bands, black leather title label (chipped) on spine... Spine has modest damage...A few page edges have been professionally repaired...No publication date stated but circa 1800... Minimal shelf wear... . First Edition.. Three-Quarter Leather.. Very Good.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Three Tours of Doctor Syntax. a Poem [Three Volumes in One]

      London: George Routledge & Sons. 1800 (?) edition. Description: 279 p. Ill. Rowlandson frontis. Subjects: William Combe - Poem - The Three Tours of Doctor Syntax. Finely bound in modern gilt-blocked buckram cloth over marble boards; very impressively finished. Scans and additional bibliographic details on request.

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        The Pearl of Great Price, Which Is the duty of every good christian to seek / for and tho' they be forty or fifty years / before they find it yet when once / found it will repay with / everlasting comforts.

      Sheffield: Crome Printer c 1800 - 12mo, 8pp., woodcut title-vignette, 3 further woodcuts within the text, a couple of light ink spots, stitched as issued, uncut. An extremely rare provincial poem by James Hadfield, described on the title-page as a schoolmaster. A search of Copac finds that a J. Crome of Sheffield was printing from 1791 to 1825. No other copy located.

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        TRACTS ON THE RESOLUTION OF AFFECTED ALGEBRAICK EQUATIONS by Dr. Halley’s , Mr. Raphson’s and Sir Isaac Newton’s method of approximation

      London: Printed by J. Davis and sold by J. White,, 1800 Half-title, lxxviii, 479pp., bound in ¾ black calf over marbled covered boards (spine is polished calf, corners appear to have been repaired in crushed morocco) rear joint cracked but very tight, covers rubbed. Maseres states in his preface, "The principle object of the present collection of tracts is to explain, and illustrate by examples, Mr. Raphson’s and Dr. Halley’s methods of resolving affected algebraic equations by approximation, and to compare these two methods with each other, in order to be able to form a judgment of their respective merits and determine to which of them we ought to give the preference." Tracts here have been reprinted by Maseres to show his comparisons. Maseres was a British mathematician, lawyer, attorney general of Quebec, senior judge of London Sheriff’s Court, Fellow of the Royal Society and author. He wrote a dissertation on the use of negative signs in Algebra. Besides his many scientific works, he wrote "A View of the English Constitution" and "Principles of the Doctrine of Lifetime Annuities" and several other works pertaining to Government and laws. A very good copy of one of Maseres scarcest works.. Octavo.

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        Le Cultivateur Anglois, ou Oeuvres choisies d'Agriculture, et d'Economie rurale et politique

      ...Traduit de l'Anglois par les CC. Lamarre, Benoist et Billecocq; avec des Notes par le citoyen Delalauze. 73 engraved plates on 72 sheets (many folding), of which one is finely handcolored, & six folding printed tables. 18 vols. 8vo, cont. half-calf & speckled boards, flat spines gilt with wheat sheaf & sunburst stamps in alternating compartments, pale blue morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: Maradan, 1800-01. First edition in French of the collected works of Arthur Young (1741-1820). He "was not only the best-known agricultural reformer and publicist of his time, with an international reputation, but also a figure of importance in the political and social issues of the day. He had an extraordinary capacity for work...In an age of hazardous roads he travelled many thousands of miles, a high proportion of them on horseback or on foot, and he still found energy to write up his day's notes and perhaps some letters in his inn room at night. Some modern historians have criticized his agricultural work and have compared him unfavourably with his rival, William Marshall, but it is often overlooked that their approaches were different: Marshall gave an account of the farming of a region as a whole, while Young was not concerned with presenting a rounded picture of contemporary farming; his interests lay entirely in reporting on new advances and condemning old and inefficient methods. His enthusiasm often led him into hyperbole, but he was realistic in appreciating that farmers would only take up what could be shown to pay. Some of his own experiments were misconceived, but in his day the true factors in plant growth were far from understood. As a pioneering scientific spirit he was very widely respected, and his knowledge, wit, and pleasant personality made him welcome in both aristocratic mansion and modest farmhouse."-ODNB. Young's writings were very influential in France. This is the very fine Schönborn-Buchheim set. A few corners have minor wear or rubbing. .

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        A Bill to Provide for the better Establishment & Regulation of the Courts of the United States. 11th March, 1800. Read the first and second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee

      Philadelphia: Printed by order of the House of Representatives,, 1800. ...of the whole House on Monday next. first edition; 44 pp.; general age toning with light damp staining on title and one corner of first text leaf; overall good+, untrimmed and tied into self wrappers; the bill that would become the Judiciary Act of 1801. Photos available upon request.

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        The president thanks his friend for pears and broccoli Autograph letter, not signed

      Quincy, Massachusetts,: 24 September, 1800. Unbound. Fine/Scrawled note in which Adams refers to himself in the third person throughout, thanking his friend Elbridge Gerry for a gift of garden produce. "The P. presents his best respects to Mr. Gerry and his hearty thanks for the elegant present of peaches, pears, and broccoli.... " Adams goes on to discuss fine points of pear varieties and pear culture, and asks the favor of having two or three trees from Gerry. He offers a few peaches in return, and the broccoli drops out of American presidential discourse completely until it is revived by the first George Bush.. Quarto (203 x 245 mm); 1 page with integral address leaf, addressed to Elbridge Gerry (signer from Massachusetts and future vice-president of the United States). Docketed in Gerry's hand. Remains of wax seal. Text in Adams' hand.

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        Scotland Drawn and Engrav'd from a Series of Angles and Astronomical Observations. Published According to Act of Parliament with Improvements till 1800

      Thomas Brown and William Faden, Edinburgh and London 1800 - The large folding map comprises 9 separate linen backed hand coloured sheets, each sheet measuring 642mm x 579mm. Morocco case with flap worn. Maps G with some light scattered browning, mainly on linen backing

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        Flora Britannica

      London: J. Davis, 1800, 1800, 1804. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 3 volumes, 8vo (5 1/4" x 8 5/8"), in Latin. Leather bound, with gilt banded spines and decoration to front and rear edges. Dark olive green endpapers. This set previously owned by William Hodgson, Jr, whose bookplate is on the front pastedown of each volume and signature is on each front blank sheet before half title. Born in Sheffield, England, in 1804, Hodgson received his pharmacist training from John Bell in London. In 1827 he emigrated to Philadelphia where he became prominent in his profession. Vol III of this set has a handwritten sheet set in with description of Carex elongata copied from Withering, Vol 2., at the end of which is the personal note "Wm. Backhouse of Darlington is in want of a specimen". Presumably this is in reference to the older William Backhouse (1779-1844), who collected grasses, along with mosses, and was known for planting many trees. The note appears to be by the same hand as signed the book. Various pressed specimens included in the volumes. James Edward Smith was an English botanist and founder of the Linnean Society. He provided the descriptions for the series on English Botany published and illustrated by James Sowerby. // Rubbing to extremities. Very beginning of a split along outer spine of Vol. I, else binding sound with no separations or splits at hinges. Some darkening to endpapers in places. Light spotting to front and rear matter, with some toning to some pages. Overall lovely copies. [more pictures at wandibooks.com or contact bookseller for more details]

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        Principles of the Bankrupt Law

      1800. Cullen, Archibald [1755-1824]. Principles of the Bankrupt Law. London: Printed by A. Strahan, 1800. viii, [xii], 477, [15] pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Contemporary tree calf, gilt spine with lettering piece, gilt dentelles along board edges. Light rubbing to extremities, a few minor scuffs to boards, early owner bookplate (Fasquel) to front pastedown. Light toning to text, negligible foxing to a few leaves. A well-preserved copy in a handsome binding. * Sole edition. Cullen's detailed treatise is arranged in four books: Of the Persons Who May be Bankrupt, Of the Acts Which Make a Person a Bankrupt, Of the Commission, And Proceedings Under It, Of Suits, and Other Proceedings, At Law, and Equity and Of Commissions Against Partners. It offers an excellent synopsis of English bankrupt law at the beginning of the nineteenth century, a time when the laws would change considerably due to the Industrial Revolution and the growth of the British Empire. OCLC locates no copies in North America; the ESTC locates 7 copies, 5 in law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, UCLA, UC-Berkeley and Yale). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:541 (17).

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        60 Biblische Geschichten des neuen Testaments. In Kupfer gestochen von Johann Balzer.

      Johann Balzerischer Kupferstich Verlag,, Prag, 1800 - Prag, Johann Balzerischer Kupferstich Verlag, o.J. (um 1800). Gr.8°. 60 Tafeln. Fadenbindung mit marmoriertem Umschlag. Dieser teils gelöst. Sonst in gutem Zustand. (s. Foto). Sprache: DE Sonst in gutem Zustand. (s. Foto). Fadenbindung mit marmoriertem Umschlag. Dieser teils gelöst. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. 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 . Contains text in Persian of 11 ghazals by Hafiz with translations in verso and prose

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        The Works (Never Before Published) . .

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1800 - Richard Edgeworth was Maria Edeworth's father. He died in June 1817 - the dated signature of Charles Sneyd Edgeworth suggests he inherited at least some of his father's library. Charles was Maria's half-brother; his mother, Elizabeth Sneyd, was Mr. Edgeworth's third wife (EDGEWORTH FAMILY) First English edition. 8vo. Engraved portrait frontispiece. [iv], lxiv, 339, [1] pp. Contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, front joint cracked, rubbed. Provenance: Richard Lovell Edgeworth (bookplate); Charles Sneyd Edgeworth (signature on title-page, dated 1817) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Schöpfung. Ein Oratorium in drey Abtheilungen. In Musik gesetzt von Joseph Haydn, Doctor der Tonkunst.

      Wien, Anton Pichler, [um 1800]. - 23, (1) SS. Zeitgenössischer Buntpapierheftstreifen. 8vo. Textbuch zum Oratorium "Die Schöpfung", dem (neben den "Jahreszeiten") zweiten Hauptwerk Joseph Haydns, erschienen wohl kurz nach der Erstausgabe 1798 (bei Schmidt). - Gelegentlich unbedeutend angestaubt; insgesamt sauberes Exemplar. OCLC 69347108.

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        The Sportsman's Companion: or Portraitures, Pedigrees and Performances, of the Most Eminent Race Horses & Stallions, Represented in Variety of Attitudes. Interspersed with Tail-Pieces & Embellishments Alluding to the Sport. Calculated for the Utility and Entertainment of the Nobility, Gentry, Breeders, &c.

      London, J. Barker, c. 1800. - 8vo. Letterpress title page and 40 engr. plates by James and Henry Roberts, engr. index leaf, and publisher's 4-page catalogue (with woodcut image of cocks fighting). Stitched in wrappers. Fine series of plates, each depicting a famous horse with his rider or stable-hand, and recording its pedigree, qualities and racing record, together with the owner's name. The final plate shows the most famous of all, the Godolphin Arabian (the called the "Bay Arabian, the property of the Right Hon.ble the Earl of Godolphin"), foaled in Yemen around 1724: "This extraordinary horse became a private stallion soon after his arrival in this kingdom, and got a greater number of fine horses of just temper with superior speed than any Arab ever did. He was the Sire of Lath, Dismal, Cade, Bajazet, Babraham, Phenix, Dormouse, Regulus, Skewball, Sultan, Blanck, Slugg, Noble, Tarquin, Blossom, the Godolphin Gelding, Shepherdess, Amelia, and many others besides stallions and brood mares, all in the highest esteem; he dies at Hogmagogg Hills, Dec. 1753, in the 29th year of his age". - Among the other horses are Lath, the Godolphin Arabian's offspring by Roxana; Basto (son of the Byerly Turk); Old Scar, whose ancestry included the Oglethorpe Arabian and Darcy's Yellow Turk, etc. The horses pictured all ran between 1708 and 1755. The first edition was published in about 1760, and this Barker edition some forty years later. This copy has no watermarks, but the books listed in J. Barker's catalogue of publications were mostly published in the 1790s. - Spine rubbed and bumped; slight wear to edges and corners. An excellent copy with two small tears imperceptibly restored. - Of the utmost rarity: the only copy recorded at auction during the last decades is the Gloucester copy (Christie's, Jan. 27, 2006, lot 592). Huth, p. 38. Cf. Podeschi 54. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Complete Body of Ancient Geography. Neatly Engraved on Thirteen Plates. Containing 1. Orbis Romani, pars Orientalils. 2. Orbis Romani, pars Occidentalis. 3. Orbis Veteribus Notus. 4. Gallia. 5. Italiae. 6. Graeciae. 7. Asiae Minor, et Syriae. 8. Palaestina. 9. Aegyptus. 10. Britannia Romana, by Mr. Horsley. 11. Greciae, pars Septentrionalis. by Mons. de L'Isle.12. Greciae, pars Meridionalis. 13. Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the British Isles, in an intermediate State, between Ancient and Modern Geography, by Mons. D'Anville The Whole Materially Improved, By Inserting the Modern Names of Places under the Ancient.

      London: Robert Laurie and James Whittle, 1800. Half Calf. Very Good. Large folio, measuring 22 by 15.5 inches, or 56 by 40 cm, with the 13 maps contained herein all double paged. The maps are copper engraved and hand-colored in outline, most with typical Baroque style, often figurative, cartouches in the corners with the title of the particular map contained therein. The maps are watermarked 1794. They are also printed on a paper with a high rag content and thus well-preserved, with a bit of light toning and only trivial soiling otherwise. A few leaves have a long, narrow light dampstain along a margin, which few would find bothersome. There are a few minor chips and/or tears besides, again not intrusive of the maps proper. Rebacked with modern calf. Otherwise the marbled boards and the corner calf triangles are contemporary. The latter have wear, as do the edges.

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        Systeme des connnaissances chimiques, et de leurs applications aux Phénomènes de la nature et de l'art

      Baudouin Paris: Baudouin, 1800. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. [21.5 x 13 cm], 11 volumes. I: (2) ff., 176 pp., 220 pp.; II: 352 pp., (1) f. errata; III: (2) ff., 344 pp., (1) f. errata; IV: (2) ff., 324 pp.; V: (2) ff., 397 pp.; VI: (2) ff., 442 pp. [last 2 ff. mispaginated]; VII: (2) ff., 378 pp.; XIII: (2) ff., 330 pp. [pp. 321-4 misbound], (1) f. errata; IX: (2) ff., 448 pp.; X: (2) ff., 420 pp., (1) f. errata; XI: (2) ff., 197 [i.e. 207] pp., 2 ff. printer's notices. Uniformly bound in contemporary brown mottled calf, spines in decorative gilt compartments, title and volumes gilt on red and green letterpieces. Occasional very light toning to a few gatherings, otherwise immaculate. An excellent set.First edition of a landmark publication in the history of chemistry, Fourcroy's 10-volume encyclopedic treatise of chemical theory and application. The treatise draws on twenty years of research conducted by Fourcroy, from his private lectures in the early 1780s to his most recent investigations into mercury oxides and salts, carried out with his younger partner Vauquelin. "The best account of the state of the science at the time" (Ferguson)."Believing that the time had come for chemistry to separate from natural history, Fourcroy began in 1793 to compose his monumental treatise on the theory of chemistry, containing more information on the subject than any other work yet published. Fourcroy classed substances into eight categories according to their composition, from simple elements to complex organic compounds; his discussions of each category drew both from his own extensive knowledge of chemistry and from the latest observations and discoveries of French and foreign colleagues. Fourcroy considered that chemistry could be understood only through study of its four parts-history, theory, practice and application-and at first had intended to write separate treatises for each, but ended up incorporating short accounts of the other parts in the present work, as he was not sure he would live to complete the project at first planned" (Norman). *Ferguson I.288; Norman 283; Duveen p. 226 (4to edition); Smeaton pp. 75-7, 225-6; DSB V.89-93.

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        Report on the Harbour of Scarborough; and on the Means Necessary for its Improvement

      One folding engraved plan of the harbor (a little foxed). 32 pp. Small 4to, attractive modern half-calf & marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Scarborough: G. Broadrick, 1800. First edition and very rare; OCLC locates no printed copy. Chapman (1749-1832), an intimate of Watt and Boulton, was one of the leading civil engineers of his time. He was in charge of the construction of the Kildare Canal and consulting engineer to the grand canal of Ireland. In conjunction with Rennie, he was engineer of the London Docks and of the south dock and basin at Hull. Chapman was also responsible for improving many harbors. Fine copy of a nice provincial imprint. Faint stamp on second leaf of the Free Public Library of Wigan. Ex Bibliotheca Mechanica. ❧ D.N.B., IV, pp. pp. 57-58. .

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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