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        A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World; in Which the Coast of North-West America Has Been Carefully Examined and Accurately Surveyed Etc

      London: John Stockdale, 1801. Six volumes complete - Volume One - 410pp [ie. 406 with pages 29-32 omitted]; Volume Two - [2], 418pp; Volume Three - [2], 435pp, [1]; Volume Four - [2], 417pp, [1]; Volume Five - [2], 454pp and Volume Six - [2], 412pp, [2]. Uniform half morocco and marbled paper over boards, smooth backs divided into six panels by a rope roll bordered by single fillets, title to second panel, author to fourth, remaining panels with central wheel device, all in gilt. Externally fine, internally some light browning and occasional very light spotting, plates and maps again with some light browning, spotting and offsetting, previous owners name to ffep, but generally quite bright and clean. Large folding map with repairs to reverse and now lightly washed and remounted, paper flaw with loss to margin of H1 in volume two and Cc2 in volume four, Cc2 in volume four also has a small closed tear. Complete with a total of nineteen maps and views bound in. Vancouver had sailed with Cook on his second and third voyages, and was "made commander of a grand-scale expedition to reclaim Britain's rights, resulting from the Nootka Convention, at Nootka Sound; to thoroughly examine the coast south of 60o in order to find a possible passage to the Atlantic; and to learn what establishments had been founded by other powers. This voyage became one of the most important ever made in the interests of geographical knowledge" (Hill page 623). Ferguson I:339; Cox II:30-31; Howgego I:V13; Howes V23; Hill 1754. Second Edition. Half Morocco and Boards. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Opuscules Physiques Et Chimiques

      A Paris: Chez Deterville, 1801. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. xxx, 443 pp., [3]. French. Second edition. Quarter bound in contemporary leather. Marbled boards. Red spine label with gilt lettering. Five gilt trimmed raised bands and gilt head and tail lines. Very minor scattered foxing. Interior pages are clean, unmarked, and in great condition. Three fold out plates in back. <br><br>This is the second edition of a piece written by the "father of modern chemistry". A few of Lavoisiers contributions to science are that he found and termed both oxygen and hydrogen, helped construct the metric system, and put together the first extensive list of elements.<br> Please see our pictures. Ships daily.

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        Briefwechsel mit seinem Sohne. Während dem Aufenthalte des Letztern in Dresden und Rom, in den Jahren 1784-85 und 1787-88

      Bern, Geßner 1801. 18 cm. (6), 332 Seiten mit gestochenem Frontispiz von König nach Meyer. Marmorierter Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung, vergoldeten Fileten und Innenkanten und marmorierten Vorsätzen - Goed. IV/I, 81, 1 alpha - Leemann, Geßner S. 140 - Lonchamp 1202 - Erstausgabe. Antiqua-Ausgabe, gleichzeitig mit der Fraktur-Ausgabe erschienen. Frontispiz mit Ansicht von Geßners Sommerwohnung im Sihlwald. Etwas berieben, Kapitale angestoßen, Lederbezug über den Gelenken abgerieben, Rückenschild teilweise abgeblättert, gestochenes Wappen-Exlibris für G. Wüthrich (Bern) -

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        A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World; in Which the Coast of North-West America Has Been Carefully Examined and Accurately Surveyed Undertaken by His Majesty&#39;s Command, Principally with a View to Ascertain the Existence of Any Navigable Communication Between the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans and Performed in the Years 1790,1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, in the Discovery Sloop of War, and Armed Tender Chatham

      London: Printed for John Stockdale 1801, 1st Octavo edition. () 410; 418; 435; 417; 454; 412; (2). Very good. Octavo (14 X 21 cm.) 6 volumes. Bound in 19th century half calf and paper covered boards. All of the board edges have been reinforced with vellum when the binding was done. Volume one has been rebacked to match the rest of the set. Red leather labels. The contents are generally clean with some general soiling throughout. The plates have moderate foxing mainly to the edges. External joints a bit tender on the odd volume but not really a problem. A New edition, with Corrections. Seventeen folding plates and two folding maps with the large folding map housed in a custom slip case to match the rest of the set. The large folding maps has been backed with linen at an early date. The back of the linen has been heavily stained but the front image is good. Hill p.304. One of the most important voyages made in the interests of geographical knowledge. Vancouver who had been with Cook on his second and third voyages, was made commander of an expedition to reclaim Britain&#39;s rights after the Nootka convention. Sailing by way of Cape of Good Hope, Vancouver made his way to Australia where he discovered King George&#39;s Sound and Cape Hood, then to New Zealand, Hawaii, and the northwest coast of America. In three seasons work Vancouver surveyed the coast of California, visited San Francisco and San Diego, settled formalities with the Spanish at Nootka, investigated the Strait of Juan de Fuca, discovered the Strait of Georgia, circumnavigated Vancouver Island, and disproved the existence of any passage between the Pacific and Hudson Bay. The work would be completed by his brother John, assisted by Captain Peter Puget, George having died before the narrative was finished. Bookplate of R. Pilkington on the front paste down of each volume. This second edition like the first has become very scarce and has disappeared from the market..

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        CODE DES DELITS ET DES PEINES. Avec Los additionnelles postérieures; plusieurs Décisions du Directoire, et Lettres du Ministre de la Justice y relatives: terminé par une Table alphabétique. 2 tomos.

      - A Paris, Chez Garnery, 1801, 11x17, 2 tomos: VIII-172 págs. y XVIII-262 págs. Encuadernados en plena piel de época con hierros dorados en lomera. (53874).

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        [Arte de la lengua Zebuana.]

      [Sampaloc, Franciscan Convent, c. 1801?4.] 4to, pp. 616, [15], printed on rice paper; some browning, a few closed tears (without loss except for one or two letters on 30*2), repaired tears in four leaves (B1, D1, Q1 and 334, without loss), but a very well preserved copy in modern red morocco, gilt edges. First edition, very rare. This extensive work is the first study of the language of the island of Cebu, one of the largest of the Bisayan islands of the central Philippines. It was printed in secret, without a title-page and probably in limited numbers, after a manuscript by Francisco Encina (1715?1760), an Augustinian who had served in the parishes of Argao and Opon in Cebu. Towards the end is a chapter (?De la poesia Zebuana?) which discusses the prosody and figures of Cebuano verse forms. Palau and Retana differ on the date of publication, the former giving 1804 and the latter 1801. A manuscript note on the flyleaf of the Harvard copy indicates that the type used for this work is the same as that used for Martínez de Zuñiga?s Historia de las Islas Philipinas (Sampaloc, 1803). Medina, Manila 396; Palau 79565; Retana 4133; Streit VI 1309. OCLC records six copies (British Library, John Carter Brown, Harvard, National Library of China, University of New Mexico and Yale). Relacion de la valorosa defensa de los naturals Bisayas del pueblo de Palompong en la Ysla de Leyte, de la Provincia de Catbalogan en las Yslas Philipinas, que hicieron contra las Armas Mahometanas de Ylanos, y Malanos, en el mes de junio de 1754. [Manila, Imprenta en la Compania de Jesus, 1755.] 8vo, pp. [14], printed on rice paper; lightly browned; the first two leaves minimally chipped; a very good copy in contemporary local patterned wrappers; label removed from upper cover, with small portion of wrapper torn away; preserved in a modern marbled paper case; from the ?Colección Hispano Ultramarina? of Antonio Graiño, with his bookplate and shelf-mark on upper inner wrapper. First edition. An extremely rare Philippine imprint. The account of the ?brave defense of the native Vesayans in the town of Polompong on the island of Leyte, who fought against the Muslims from Ilanos and Melanaoes? was most probably a firsthand account by the local Jesuit priest. There were several incursions by the Moros on the island of Leyte in 1754 which prior to this incident resulted in the burning to the ground of its two largest towns ? Sogod and Maasim ? and other villages. This account describes how the residents of Palompon defended themselves after having sought refuge in the local church. Although the town was pillaged and houses burnt to the ground, most of its inhabitants escaped death or capture for enslavement. The stone church, which had to be large enough to hold the entire community in worship, was also large enough to protect them all in a siege. Bibliotheca Filipina 2296; Blair LIII, 127; Streit VI 1099. Not found in OCLC.

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        Voyage de découvertes, à l&#39;océan Pacifique du nord, et autour du monde, exécuté pendant les années 1790. 1795

      Paris., (1801-2).. b/w plates, maps. Second French edition, and the first in this format, of Vancouver&#146;s important voyage to the northwest coast. The views include the Mission of San Carlos, and the Presidio of Monterey, probably the first published views of California. The important Map of New Albion shows the California coast from San Diego to San Francisco. The atlas volume is complete with 17 views, 1 small map and 8 folding maps. Howes V-23. Vancouver had served on Cook&#146;s second and third voyages, and was sent to this area to reclaim British territorial rights. Bound in original paper wrappers, uncut, with one paper spine label lacking. Two of the text volumes reinforced with brown paper. Some chipping and staining, but unusual in original wrappers, and very good condition inside.

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        Views in Egypt, from the Original Drawings in the Possession of Sir Robert Ainslie,

      London: R. Bowyer,, 1801. taken during his Embassy to Constantinople. Folio (463 × 320 mm) Contemporary streaked calf, gilt panelling to the boards, neatly rebacked, marbled edges and endpapers. 48 hand-coloured aquatints. Contemporary ownership inscriptions of Mrs William Pigen to the dedication leaf and plate list. Somewhat rubbed on the boards with restoration at the corners, hinges lined with linen, some browning, some offsetting, but overall very good. First edition, plates watermarked 1794 and 1801; originally issued in 12 parts. Of German-Italian origins, Luigi Mayer studied with Piranesi in Rome, and was later in the service of the king of Naples, for whom he produced a series of views of Sicily. In 1792 he was hired in Constantinople as resident artist to a young Englishman touring the Levant, and joined the entourage of Sir Robert Ainslie, British ambassador to the Sublime Porte, 1776-94. On publication this work was extremely popular, Mayer&#39;s views being widely praised for their accuracy and interest, showing as they do the landscape, architecture, antiquities and costume of a region which was the focus of much interest following the campaigns of the previous years. The aquatints were executed by Thomas Milton, great-nephew of John Milton, who studied engraving under William Woollett, the pre-eminent practitioner of his era. The artist-educator W. Bell Scott considered that Milton had "a unique power of distinguishing the foliage of trees and the texture of bodies, especially water, as it never had been done before, and never will be done again" (Autobiographical Notes, quoted in DNB).

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        De l&#39;éducation d&#39;un homme sauvage,

      Paris: chez Goujon fils,, 1801. ou des premiers développemens physiques et moraux du jeune sauvage de l&#39;Aveyron. Octavo (197 × 126 cm). Later blue paper wrappers, edges trimmed. Etched portrait frontispiece depicting the Wild Boy; signed as usual by the author and the publisher on the title verso. Very faint foxing to some leaves, a very good copy. First edition of Itard&#39;s first account of his attempted education of Victor, the Wild Boy of Aveyron. Itard was a French physician noted for his work with deaf-mutes, but his attempts to educate Victor were a failure. Some have considered this to be the first documented case of autism. Though that diagnosis is controversial, Victor of Aveyron is probably the best-known feral child of the Enlightenment era, made famous more recently through François Truffaut&#39;s film L&#39;Enfant Sauvage.

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        De l&#39;education d&#39;un homme sauvage, ou des premiers developpemens physiques et moraux du jeune sauvage de l&#39;Aveyron [The Wild Boy of Aveyron]

      Paris: Goujon fils, An X., [1801]. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. First Edition of this famous work. Jean Itard (1774-1838) was a French doctor who was known as an educator of deaf-mutes. He tried to test his educational theories in the celebrated case of Victor - The Wild Boy - of Aveyron. The boy was found in the woods in a feral state and was believed to have lived there for years. Itard worked to make the boy "normal," but failed. In this first report Itard was optimistic about the feral child&#39;;s prospects for language acquisition and socialization. In his 1807 second report his conclusions were much more pessimistic, as even after a number of years of intensive education the boy had been unable to learn to speak. Itard&#39;;s methods, described in his two reports, were based upon the philosopher Condillac&#39;;s analytical approach to the acquisition of knowledge, which had been used with success in the teaching of deaf-mutes. However, Itard created a new system of pedagogy in adapting this approach to the needs of this extraordinary boy. [Haskell Norman Catalog 1144]. A small octavo bound in modern marbled brown paper covered boards with gilt-stamped spine. Lacking the frontispiece portrait of the "Wild Boy" and trimmed a bit closely at the top margin, otherwise very good with minor foxing. With two minor early corrections to pages 45-46 and an early marginal ink comment to page 7. Signed as usual by Itard and Goujon on the verso of the title page to prevent piracy. 100 pages.

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        RECUEIL ET PARALLELE DES EDIFICES EN TOUT GENRE, ANCIENS ET MODERNES, REMARQUABLES PAR LEUR BEAUTE, PAR LEUR GRANDEUR OU PAR LEU

      Paris. Good+. 1801. First Edition. Hardcover. Elephant folio 28" x 21". 90 full page engraved plates. Half black leather cover with 6 raised bands and gilt spine decor has heavy wear to extremities. 2" separation along top and bottom of spine strip. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Engraved plates have mild foxing, mostly to the border areas. Plates are overall in Very Good condition. ; 92 pages .

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        Le Jeu du Prince des Sotz Et Mere Sotte

      Paris: Joue aux Halles de Paris, le Mardy Gras, 1801. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. Limited Edition on Handmade Paper, Very good condition half black leather green & yellow marbled boards, gilt rules to boards, bright gilt ornate stamping and title to spine. Spine somewhat rubbed, as are the edges, and joint leather; gilt top edge. Marbled endpapers, interior is pink laid-paper, quite clean w/bright text, minor spotting to early/late flyleaves. Binding is strong and tight, illustration to title-page. A lovely title, especially in light of its age. 58 pp. In French. French. FRE/12093.

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        Lettres à Emilie sur la mythologie en 2 volumes complete

      Chez Ant. Aug. Renouard, Paris, 1801. in8 plein veau ancien marbre Demoustier a été l&#39; égal de Racine et La Fontaine, il a écrit cet ouvrage pour donner aux femmes l&#39;accès à la science et de la fable et il peut tenir compte de son opinion sur la manipulation de Rousseau envers les femmes. .

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        A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD. PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1785, 1786, 1787, 1788...TO WHICH ARE ADDED, A VOYAGE FROM MANILLA TO CALIFORNIA, BY DON ANTONIO MAURELLE: AND AN ABSTRACT OF THE VOYAGE AND DISCOVERIES OF THE LATE CAPT. G. VANCOUVER

      Boston: Printed for Joseph Bumstead, 1801.. 333pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked in matching style, spine gilt, gilt morocco label. Contemporary ownership signature of "Elisha Whitney Junior" on front free fly leaf. Foxing and tanning. A good plus copy. The rare first American edition of one of the most important Pacific voyages. The La Pérouse account was first published in Paris in French in 1797, and in English in 1798. This is one of the earliest Pacific voyages to appear in an American edition and, published much less modestly than the French and British editions, would have been the way that the average American would have learned about La Pérouse&#39;s important surveys of the Pacific coast and his descriptions of native Americans there. This is also the first American version (although only a précis) of Vancouver&#39;s voyage, first published in London in 1798. The 1781 voyage of the Spanish naval officer Francisco Antonio Mourelle (incorrectly spelled in this edition&#39;s title) went from the Philippines to the South Pacific, where he explored in the vicinity of New Guinea and the Tonga Islands, before sailing on to Mexico. Howes is inaccurate in his pagination of this edition, and the Hill copy contains a map that was added later. HILL 976. SABIN 38966. HOWES L93. FORBES 331. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 789. FERGUSON 333. KROEPELIEN 1331.

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        VOYAGE DANS LA HAUTE PENSYLVANIE ET DANS L&#39;ETAT DE NEW YORK PAR UN MEMBRE ADOPTIF DE LA NATION ONEIDA TRADUIT ET PUBLIE PAR L&#39;AUTEUR DES LETTRES D&#39;UN CULTIVATEUR AMERICAN. With: Signed - JOURNEY INTO NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA AND THE STATE OF NEW YORK

      Paris: De L&#39;Imprimerie de Crapelet, Chez Maradan, 1801 Crevecoeur, Michel Guillaume Jean de. .JOURNEY INTO NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA AND THE STATE OF NEW YORK. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1964. Translated by Clarissa Spencer Bostelmann. Her Copy. First Edition. Tall 8vo., 619pp. An excellent copy in dustwrapper. The first complete English translation of Crevecoeur&#39;s monumental oeuvre. CSB&#39;s presentation, inscribed to her mother on the ffe: "For my Mother, / peerless inspiration / Devotedly / Clarissa / April 1964". Mrs. C. S. Bostelmann small blue address sticker at the top of the ffe with 6 lines of relevant manuscript notes at the bottom. "More than a book of travel , Journey...expresses Crevecoeur&#39;s belief in the corruption of Old World civilization and his prophecy that the American Revolution would bring harmony, abundance, and democracy. This is a book rich in early American lore." Custom TBCL Slipcase. With:    Crevecoeur, Michel-Guillaume St. Jean de. VOYAGE DANS LA HAUTE PENSYLVANIE ET DANS L&#39;ETAT DE NEW YORK PAR UN MEMBRE ADOPTIF DE LA NATION ONEIDA TRADUIT ET PUBLIE PAR L&#39;AUTEUR DES LETTRES D&#39;UN CULTIVATEUR AMERICAN. Paris: De L&#39;Imprimerie de Crapelet, Chez Maradan, 1801. First Edition. Three Octavo Volumes: [xxxii], 1-427; [xiv], 434; [xii], 409, [1], pp., eleven finely engraved plates, both views and maps of which 7 are folding. A very good lightly rubbed set in solid antiquarian condition; with the text blocks clean & fresh & free of blemish. The translator, Clarissa Spencer Bostelmann&#39;s set with strong original provenance; the bookplate of Samuel W. Pennypacker [1843 - 1916 / Governor of Pennsylvania from 1903 to 1907, Americanist, President of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania] on the front pastedown of each volume.  These volumes are finely printed and illustrated. Of special note are: the portrait of Washington engraved from a cameo executed by Madame Brehan in NY (1789); the powerful pictures of an Onondaga sachem and Koohassen ,an Oneida warrior; and the fine maps & plans, including a large folding map of the Southern United States, engraved by Tardieu. "Original work of this author, presented under the guise of a translation." - Howes Only his initials appear at the end of the dedication to George Washington. "This work is distinguished by its valuable details on the aboriginal tribes, and their gradual disappearance. No other writer has so well described the Indian great councils, or assemblies, where they deliberate on their public interests.". Howes C884; Sabin 17501; Brunet II, 424    Crevecoeur [1731-1813] traveled widely in America after the French & Indian War, and became a naturalized citizen in 1765. In the Revolution he chose the Loyalist side, and during the War he resided in France. During this separation from his adopted home he wrote: LETTERS FROM AN AMERICAN FARMER. "This volume was more widely read in England & Europe and had a greater influence in attracting its readers to America than any other book of the period" - Vail 674. When he returned to America in 1783 he found that his home had been burnt by Indians, and that his wife and children were gone. This present work was written during the difficult years of the French Revolution. It was intended to be merely a fourth volume of the "Letters From an American Farmer", but Crevecoeur eventually created an entirely new work. In its pages one discovers the final evolution of his ideas, intimate observations, and dreams about America. It is filled with details on the gradual disappearance of the aboriginal tribes and the great Indian Councils. He also had intimate knowledge of the characters of the founding fathers. Crevecoeur was, for many years, the French Consul in New York and enjoyed the friendship of Washington, Franklin, and other leaders. The author spent nearly 25 years in America, saw Washington, in 1774, come to the first Congress fresh from his farm, witnessed his extraordinary career, and in 1797, saw him return to private life as an agriculturalist.   . Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        VOYAGE DANS LA HAUTE PENSYLVANIE ET DANS L&#39;ÉTAT DE NEW-YORK... PAR UN MEMBRE ADOPTIF DE LA NATION ONÉIDA. TRADUIT ET PUBLIÉ PAR L&#39;AUTEUR DES LETTRES D&#39;UN CULTIVATEUR AMÉRICAIN

      Paris. 1801.. Three volumes. xxxi,[1],427; xiii,[1],434; xii,409,[1]pp. plus four folding tables, four folding maps, and seven plates (four folding). Half title in each volume. Modern three- quarter tan calf and marbled boards, spine labels gilt. Occasional tanning, but very neat and clean. A near fine set. The first edition of this little-known work by Crèvecoeur, which was not translated into English until the 1960s. A German edition appeared in 1802. Despite the wording in the title, this is an original work by Crèvecoeur, offered under the guise of a translation. The author spent twenty-four years in North America and contributed some of the finest literature of the Revolutionary era. The present work is largely devoted to the Indians of the Pennsylvania frontier in the period before the arrival of Europeans in that region. Unfairly overlooked at the time of its publication, the work presents much interesting and important information. Recent scholars (see THE WILLIAM & MARY QUARTERLY issue cited below) have placed Crèvecoeur&#39;s LETTERS FROM AN AMERICAN FARMER... and his short study of the Caribbean firmly in the school of the 18th- century philosophers interested in "global anthropology" and "cultural geography." The present work, focused as it is on the characteristics and customs of American Indians, would seem to be a further important contribution by Crèvecoeur to that movement. "This work is distinguished by its valuable details on the aboriginal tribes, and their gradual disappearance. No other writer has so well described the Indian great councils, or assemblies, where they deliberate on their public interests" - Sabin. A number of the plates are handsome depictions of Indian chiefs and warriors, and ancient fortifications. The frontispiece portrait in the first volume is of George Washington, to whom the VOYAGE... is dedicated. The well- executed maps are detailed renderings of the eastern and southern United States, Niagara, and the Great Lakes region. HOWES C884. SABIN 17501. FIELD 388. MONAGHAN 503. BRINLEY SALE 3047. Christopher Iannini, "&#39;The Itinerant Man&#39;: Crevecoeur&#39;s Caribbean, Raynal&#39;s Revolution, and the Fate of Atlantic Cosmopolitanism" in THE WILLIAM & MARY QUARTERLY, Vol. LXI, No. 2, April 2004, pp.201-34.

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        SELECT PIECES BY BENJ. FRANKLIN BOUND ALONG WITH POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN CUNNINGHAM [G]

      London: George Nicholson, Et Al. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1801. Presumed 1st. Hardcover. AMERICANA; Benjamin Franklin; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Engravings; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 59, 27, 24, 12, 4, 4, 4, 80 pages; 3/4 red calf over marbled boards, marbled end papers, some foxing to title page, lightly rubbed extremities. Else clean throughout. Provenance H Austin DeVies[? ], contemporarily signed. Illustrated by various textural cuts [4] and engraved title pages [4]. Includes PRELIMINARY ADDRESS TO POOR RICHARD&#39;S ALMANAC, various MORAL TALES, etc. Also bound in POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN CUNNINGHAM, C Cooke, no date but contemporary, with full page engraved frontis [1]. Benjamin Franklin is generally considered one of America&#39;s most versatile and talented statesmen, scientists, and philosophers. His achievements include publisher of Poor Richard&#39;s Almanac and many articles on political, economic, religious, philosophical and scientific subjects. He was the inventor of bifocals, the Franklin stove, lightening rod, he was one of the signers of the &#39;Declaration of Independence&#39;, and the founder of, what is now the University of Pennsylvania. Scarce, no copies found OCLC. 1804 copy found in Library of Congress. Adt&#39;l graphics of book exterior and frontis available. .

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        Tales of Wonder

      London - W. Bulmer and Co. for the author, 1801 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this collection ofhorrorpoems and ballads, which include some of Walter Scott&#39;s earliest poems. Also with eight poems by Robert Southey, one by John Leyden and nine by Matthew Gregory Lewis. Scott&#39;s Glenfinlas, Eve of St John, and his translations of Leonara and The Wild Huntsman first appeared in these volumes. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebound in half-calf bindings. Externally, very smart. Internally, firmly bound. Pages have some scattered spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        PERPETUAL LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ITS CONSTITUTION, IN THE YEAR 1780, TO FEBRUARY, 1807... 4 VOLUMES

      Boston: Isaiah Thomas, 1801. ...Publishing dates are 1801 and 1807...[Vol. I November, 1780, to March, 1788 - 6, 452 pgs., Vol. II June, 1788, to June, 1798 - 510 pgs., Vol. III January, 1799, to November, 1800 - 247 pgs., 56 page index to Vols. I, II, and III, and Vol.IV(FIRST EDITION) January, 1801, to February, 1807 - 6, 404 pgs., 66 page index to all four volumes]..."WITH THE CONSTITUTIONS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND OF THE COMMONWEALTH, PREFIXED. TO WHICH IS ADDED AN APPENDIX CONTAINING ACTS AND CLAUSES OF ACTS, FROM THE LAWS OF THE LATE COLONY..."... Compiled by Isaiah Thomas and Printed at Boston by Isaiah Thomas and E.T. Andrews...The third volume contains an index to the first three volumes and a fourth volume was added in 1807 which contains an index to the first four volumes...COMPREHENSIVE AND SCARCE SERIES OF MASSACHUSETTS LAWS FROM SHORTLY AFTER THE WRITING OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION TO 1807...Original calf leather bindings with original spines and title labels...PROVENANCE OF THIS SET CAN BE TRACED TO JOSIAH ADAMS. HE WAS EDUCATED AT HARVARD, BECAME A LAWYER AND LIVED IN FRAMINGHAM , MA. HE WAS THE FOUNDER OF FRAMINGHAM&#39;S FIRST BANK AND CONSIDERED THE SQUIRE OF FRAMINGHAM. THE SET WAS THEN OWNED BY JONATHAN MAYNARD WHO FOUGHT IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AT BUNKER HILL AND WAS CONSIDERED FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETT&#39;S MOST PROMINENT CITIZEN BETWEEN THE PERIOD OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND THE RAILROAD. HE DIED IN 1835. THE OWNERSHIP CAN THEN BE TRACED TO MR. CHARLES RUSSELL TRAIN , ALSO BORN IN FRAMINGHAM, MA..HE WAS A U.S. CONGRESSMAN IN THE 36TH AND 37TH CONGRESS AND VOLUNTEERED DURING THE CIVIL WAR AND WAS AN AIDE DE CAMP TO GEN. MCCLELLAN. HE ALSO SERVED AS ATTORNEY GENERAL IN MA. IN 1871-1878. THE SET FINALLY RESIDED WITH MR. C. C. ESTY WHO WAS ACTIVE IN THE FIELD OF GENEALOGY AND HE DONATED THE SET TO THE FRAMINGHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY. THE SOCIETY MAINTAINED IT FOR OVER 100 YEARS AND IT WAS ONLY DE- ACCESSED IN 2006. THE NOTATIONS ON THE INSIDE COVER AND FRONT FREE ENDPAPER OF EACH VOLUME GIVE THE 200 YEAR PROVENANCE OF THIS SET. ... Bindings tight...Toning...Dampstain to bottom right corner of Vol. I...Some scuffing to leather boards...SHAW & SHOEMAKER 895. SABIN 45932. . Full-Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Livre du Marriage,

      49, Rue Richelieu, Paris: L. Curmer (Henri Leon) 1801-1870, 1838 Contenant Les Ceremonies et la Messe du Mariage, Les Ceremonies du Bapteme, La Messe des Relevailles, avec des lectures Edifiantes Tirees des Orateurs Chretiens, etc.In cream silk covers with decorative tooling, armorial device and initials in gilt within a double ruled gilt box, corners and edges lightly rubbed and worn. Spine, title and tooling in gilt, edges very lightly rubbed, top joint worn slightly. Internally, attractive gilt borders, silk endpapers, Baronial bookplate to fpd, label to verso fep (Susse Freres, Place de la Bourse 31, Passage des Panoramas 8, Paris), half title, tissue guarded frontis and additional title page with coloured vignette present, title page with coloured vignette, [30], 364 pp, 4 plates, + additional tp, + 1 loosely inserted trimmed plate, numerous floral boundaries and small vignettes, text block edges in gilt, text mostly in French, some in Latin and French in double columns. A sumptuous production! and dare I say rare!!

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JAMES A. BAYARD, U.S. REPRESENTATIVE FROM DELAWARE, TO HIS COUSIN, SAMUEL BAYARD]

      Washington [D.C.]. Jan. 30, 1801.. [3]pp. written on a single bifolium. Old folds, two small tears, minor soiling. Else very good. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell box, spine gilt, leather labels. A remarkable letter from the elector in the U.S. House of Representatives who decided the outcome of the presidential election of 1800, James A. Bayard (1767- 1815), writing to his cousin, Samuel Bayard. Bayard&#39;s parents died when he was young and he was raised with his uncle&#39;s family, so Samuel was more like a brother to him. He was elected to Congress as a Federalist from Delaware in 1796. In the letter he discusses three topics of the greatest contemporary interest: the appointment of judges contemplated by President John Adams before he left office, the deadlocked presidential election, and living conditions in the fledgling city of Washington, D.C. Bayard first addresses judicial appointments. His older cousin, Samuel Bayard, had served as clerk of the Supreme Court in 1791-94 and hoped for a federal judgeship; James promised to lobby: "What is in my power shall be done to accomplish the wishes you have expressed. It is impossible for me to give you any assurance of success. We know of no scale nor even principle of influence with the President [John Adams]. It is harsh to say his appointments are the result of mere caprice, but in fact they are generally unaccountable. Nobody knows who advised nor what motive induced. "It is generally thought no one is ever consulted. "I have spoken to Mr. G[ouverneur] Morris, but I am sure he can do you little good. I will speak to the Chief Justice Marshall who can be more serviceable, I will do what I have never done before, ask the favor of the President either in word or writing." Bayard was good to his word, and on Feb. 8 met personally with the President to press his cousin&#39;s case. In the end, Samuel Bayard was not made one of the famous "Midnight Judges" whom Adams appointed the day before he left office, possibly because of James Bayard&#39;s role in Jefferson&#39;s election. Bayard then compares life in the infant town of Washington with Philadelphia, painting a grim picture of its crowding and cost: "The means of sustenance are in sufficient plenty, but we have none of the elegant pleasures of our former residence. I am lodged at Stille&#39;s Hotel with upwards of thirty gentlemen of the two houses and we set down to dinner seldom with less than forty persons. The life is something in the style of the Camp. The expense is exorbitant. I pay 23 dollars a week for self servant & wood & then there are a thousand &cs...." Bayard then turns to the burning question of the hour, the deadlocked presidential contest between Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson. He writes: "...We are much agitated with the question of President. The federalists have generally decided to support Mr. B[urr] and it is like upon the first ballot his will have six votes, Mr. J[efferson] eight. It is thought notwithstanding that there is an equal chance of his elevation. "The State of Delaware in this business stands upon the same ground with the ancient dominion, and what increases her importance has the power of preserving the union from the terrible situation of being without a head. It is difficult to offer a conjecture as to the result of the votes of the House of Representatives. One member one way & three the other can turn the scale on either side." James Bayard knew exactly what he was talking about, for he was in a unique position; as the only elector from Delaware, a change in his vote alone would give the election to Jefferson. He had already been heavily lobbied to do so by, of all people, Alexander Hamilton, who had decided that Jefferson was the best of bad choices. Writing to Bayard on Jan. 16, he had argued that if Jefferson&#39;s policies were bad, he would be moderate and that he was "not capable of being corrupted." Burr, on the other hand, Hamilton called "one of the most unprincipled men in the United States." Hamilton&#39;s biographer notes: "James A. Bayard was the key, occupying the most strategic position of any one man in the House." When balloting began on Feb. 11, 1801, Bayard at first voted for Burr: "...On the first thirty- five ballots, Jefferson secured the votes of eight states, Burr of six (all controlled by Bayard&#39;s Federalist colleagues); two states, equally divided between Federalists and Democratic-Republicans, cast no votes. Thus neither contender gained the majority of states voting - nine being needed for election. As Delaware&#39;s single representative, Bayard was in a position to give or deny the outcome to Jefferson, whom Bayard deeply distrusted. Withstanding intense pressure from fellow Federalists, Bayard precipitated a conclusion by submitting a blank ballot on the thirty-sixth ballot. Bayard&#39;s action led one other delegation to do the same and the Federalists in two others to withdraw, thus allowing Jefferson to become president with the vote of ten states. Bayard...explained his actions simply: because, he wrote, of the &#39;imperious necessity&#39; of running &#39;no risk of the Constitution,&#39; he would not &#39;exclude Jefferson at the expense of the Constitution.&#39; By acting thus to end the nation&#39;s first major constitutional crisis, he performed one of the earliest and arguably one of the greatest acts of absolute constitutionalism in the nation&#39;s history" - ANB. Bayard later maintained that he had personally gone to Jefferson and offered a deal: he would throw the election to Jefferson if the latter promised not to remove Federalist officeholders. Jefferson always denied there was a deal, but his moderation in this regard suggests there may well have been. Bayard stated further that he offered the same deal to Burr, who would not take it. Whether there was a deal, or Bayard simply followed Hamilton&#39;s advice, has never been settled. If there was a deal, and John Adams knew of it, it may have cost Samuel Bayard his proposed federal judgeship. A remarkable letter from one of the key players in the election and Constitutional crisis of 1801. It is not in Bayard&#39;s published correspondence. ANB 2, pp.363-64. James A. Bayard, PAPERS OF JAMES A. BAYARD (1913), passim. Robert Hendrickson, HAMILTON, Vol. 2, pp.527-28.

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        Systême des animaux sans vertèbres ou Tableau général des classes, des ordres et des genres de ces animaux; Présentant leurs caractères essentiels et leur distribution, d&#39;après la considération de leurs rapports naturels et de leur organisation ... Précédé du discours d&#39;ouverture du Cours de Zoologie. ... par J. B. Lamarck. An IX -

      Paris, Deterville 1801. 8, 432, (2 Seiten = 402 b) mit 8 Tabellen (davon 6 ausfaltbar), Leder der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung, vergoldeten Stehkanten und marmorierten Vorsätzen - Dibner I 194 - Junk 285 - Garrison / M. 215.5 - Lamarck war einer der bedeutendsten Biologen Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts, prägte den Begriff Biologie und erdachte eine eigene Evolutionstheorie. "From his work grew a sense of natural sequence for living organism in which a long ladder showed little change of species from species" (Dibner I). "Erstausgabe seines wohl wichtigsten Werkes, in dem bereits die Fundamente seiner 8 Jahre später erschienenen "Philosophie Zoologique" enthalten sind" (Junk). "... contains Lamarck&#39;s first published statement of the theory of the inheritance of acquired characteristics" (G/M). Vorderes Gelenk und Ecken restauriert, bis Seite 250 in der unteren Blatthälfte schwacher Feuchtigkeitsrand - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        FRAGMENTS, BEING ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE MANNERS, INCIDENTS, AND PHRASEOLOGY OF HOLY SCRIPTURE:

      principally selected from the most esteemed and authentic voyages and travels into the east; with additional remarks, observations, and plates, intended as a continued appendix to Calmet's Dictionary of the the Holy Bible. 3 parts only (4)? first and last part dated 1801, the second part dated 1799. Two volumes bound in one, divided into 3 sections, each with a hundred 'fragments', each section with its own title page and engraved frontispiece. SECOND EDITION, 1801. 4to, approximatley 275 x 210 mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, 3 engraved frontispieces, 87 engraved plates, some folding, 7 folding maps, pages: [4],1-156, [4], 1-196, [4], 1-192 plus 8 pages of index, bound in full antique calf, rebacked to style with gilt rules and contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels. Covers lightly scuffed and lightly scratched, corners slightly worn, inner paper hinges repaired, very occasional pale stains to text, a few short closed margin tears, faint water-staining to some plates, frontispiece to second section slightly trimmed on the fore-edge, not affecting image, closed tear across 1 plate, not touching image, repaired on blank side. Binding tight and firm, no loose pages. A very good copy of a scarce book. No copies listed in the major UK libraries. See OCLC World Catalogue. Augustin Calmet (1672-1757) was a Benedictine monk, a Biblical scholar, and teacher of philosophy and theology. His dictionary of the Holy Bible was first published in Paris in 1722 and translated into English and published London, 3 volumes folio, 1732. It was the first great Bible dictionary of its kind. Fragments first published in 1797, complements it with 300 supplementary 'fragments' of information on a very wide range of topics. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING

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        NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. WITH AN APPENDIX

      New York: Printed by M.L. & W.A. Davis - For Furman & Loudon, 1801.. 392pp. plus frontispiece portrait, folding plate, folding map, and folding table. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, leather label. Extremities lightly worn, boards lightly scuffed. Later ownership inscription on front fly leaf. Small tear in gutter-margin of map. Lightly foxed. Very good. The self-styled "third American edition," although there were actually five American editions published before this one. NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA is the only book-length work by Jefferson to be published in his lifetime. It has been called "one of America&#39;s first permanent literary and intellectual landmarks." It was largely written in 1781 and first published in Paris, in French, in 1785. Written in the form of answers to questions about Virginia, the book supplies a description of the geography, with an abundance of supporting material and unusual information. The portrait of Jefferson was engraved by John Scoles, and is pictured and described in Cunningham&#39;s THE IMAGE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON IN THE PUBLIC EYE.... This is only the second American edition of Jefferson&#39;s NOTES... with a map. The map which accompanies this copy is the Samuel Lewis map of Virginia, printed in New York in 1794. This is the same map which accompanies the 1794 New York edition, the first American edition of the NOTES... to have a map. This edition also includes a view of the Natural Bridge in Virginia. HOWES J78. Noble E. Cunningham, Jr., THE IMAGE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON IN THE PUBLIC EYE, pp.16-17. SABIN 35906. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 722. CLARK I:262. SOWERBY, JEFFERSON&#39;S LIBRARY 4167. ADAMS, THE EYE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON 57.

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        Notes on the State of Virginia

      NY: M.L. & W.A. Davis For Furman and Loudon, 1801. Hardcover. Very Good. Third American Edition. (v), 392pp.; folding map and chart. A very god copy recently rebound in full calf with new endpapers, retaining the originals. Map and chart prsent and in very god condition. Old ink library number on verso of title page, otherwise internally clean.

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        Le grand Oiseau de paradis, émeraude, mâle [Greater Bird of Paradise, male (Paradisea apoda)]

      - [Paris: 1801-1806]. Colour-printed engraving with hand-colouring. Imprint shaved. 19 5/8 x 12 7/8 inches. Barraband's image effortlessly captures the exotic beauty of one of the most spectacular of all Birds of Paradise. The technical brilliance of the colour-printing used in the production of this print ablely captures the precision and beauty of Barraband's watercolour and gouache originals. Jacques Barraband was the finest ornithological artist of his time. The son of a weaver at the Aubusson Factory, he is first mentioned as a pupil of Joseph Malaine (1745-1809), the eminent flower painter, and is known to have worked for both the Gobelin Factory and the porcelain factory of Sèvres. His most important work was undoubtedly the 300 or so drawings that he produced for François Levaillant's three great ornithological monographs, the most spectacular of which was the Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de paradis et des rolliers. (Paris, [1801]-06). Cf. Anker 304; cf. Brunet III.1033; cf.Fine Bird Books (1990), p.118; cf. Nissen IVB 559; cf. Ronsil, p. 298; cf. Wood, p. 434; cf. Zimmer, p. 393.

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        [Perruche sincialo (Ring-necked Parakeet [Psitticula krameri manillensis, female])] [Pl. 42]

      Paris: 1801-05. Colour-printed stipple engraving. 19 3/4 x 12 inches. Extremely rare proof impression: one of only 10 copies printed. The Ring-necked, or Indian Ring-necked Parakeet is one of four sub-species of the P. krameri, and is a favourite as a captive breed. Jacques Barraband was the finest ornithological artist of his time. The son of a weaver at the Aubusson Factory, he is first mentioned as a pupil of Joseph Malaine (1745-1809), the eminent flower painter, and is known to have worked for both the Gobelin Factory and the porcelain factory of Sèvres. His most important work was undoubtedly the 300 or so drawings that he produced for François Levaillant&#39;s three great ornithological monographs, the greatest of which was the Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets (1801-1805). This print is from a very rare issue of Levaillant&#39;s Perroquets published on large format paper (papier vélin colombier satiné), with the plates printed avant-lettre and, according to the livraison wrappers, limited to ten sets. This issue is not recorded in any of the standard bibliographies.

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        [Le Perroquet Bouquet (Red-necked Amazon [Amazona arausiaca])] [Pl. 135]

      Paris: 1801-05. Colour-printed stipple engraving, finished by hand, engraved by Bouquet, printed by Langlois. 19 1/4 x 12 5/8 inches. This print is from an apparently unrecorded issue of Levaillant&#39;s Perroquets published on large format paper (probably &#39;papier vélin colombier satiné&#39;), with a scratch proof of the title and plate number, but otherwise avant-lettre. This issue is not recorded in any of the standard bibliographies. The Red-necked Amazon (or Amazona arausiaca) is an endangered species found in the wild only on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean, where it&#39;s local name is &#39;Jaco&#39;. Levaillant saw a living specimen in Amsterdam, and noted (in error) that it was a native of Brazil, although recording Buffon&#39;s opinion that it was from Guiana. Jacques Barraband was the finest ornithological artist of his time. The son of a weaver at the Aubusson Factory, he is first mentioned as a pupil of Joseph Malaine (1745-1809), the eminent flower painter, and is known to have worked for both the Gobelin Factory and the porcelain factory of Sèvres. His most important work was undoubtedly the 300 or so drawings that he produced for François Levaillant&#39;s three great ornithological monographs, the greatest of which was the Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets (1801-1805).

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        Autograph Letter Signed to Henry Dundas, Lord Melville

      London,: 12 January, 1801.. Single sheet of wove paper, 265 x 445 mm., watermarked "JW", folded to letter-size with holograph manuscript to three pages; traces of original folds, later refolded to docket-size and with manuscript description in another hand, small tears around original seal (not present). A very significant letter from the great cartographer Alexander Dalrymple, of especial interest regarding British and Russian ambitions in the northwest Pacific. Its opening line sets the scene wonderfully: 'Last night at Sir Joseph Banks's house, I saw a gentleman, Mr. Sauer, who is arrived within these 10 or 12 days from Russia...'.This must have been an exceptional meeting of Pacific Ocean experts, and further underlines Banks's abiding interest in the region. Certainly the letter also highlights Dalrymple's continuing research in his position as hydrographer to the Admiralty, while the fact that it is written to Henry Dundas, first Viscount Melville, then serving as the War Secretary under Pitt, also confirms the strategic importance of the work he was doing.Dalrymple gives a fascinating prÈcis of his detailed conversation with Sauer, who had sailed as an officer on the expedition that left St Petersburg in 1785 under the command of Joseph Billings. On their lengthy expedition Billings, who had sailed with Captain Cook on the third voyage, even met up with a fellow Cook-alumnus, John Ledyard, in Yakutsk. Billings and Sauer made a second voyage in the northern Pacific in 1790. Most importantly, it was Sauer who wrote the important account of the Billings voyages, published not long after this meeting, in 1802.In the letter, Dalrymple sketches Sauer's valuable account of the Russian Fur Trade, noting that it has 'undergone a great change, by the present Emperor having established an American Company.' He comments that they are said to employ seven vessels of about 150 tons each, and includes military and hydrographic details of the base at Okotsk, giving this description of the American coast: 'very populous... they could collect 20,000 men in 24 hours; but that the NW part is the least populous many of the places named in the map having no existence and others being merely fishing huts... the Russians have 1200 men at Cook's River.' There is a good description of the warlike Tschutski, with the note that 'their country having no wood for Canoes they cross over to America & supply themselves by violence from their more peaceable neighbours and also make slaves of them.'The letter makes clear that Sauer was already planning his publication ('He proposes publishing his Voyage having all the Charts &c. but it is not written out'), and, reflecting Dalrymple's sense of the importance of the information, he urges Dundas to buy Sauer's papers 'for I suppose a small sum, as he would be entitled to the profits of Publication.' It seems that this transaction was never approved.Dalrymple's papers are chiefly in the British Library and the Public Records Office, although interestingly, his correspondence with Dundas is in the National Library of Scotland.

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        Voyages from Montreal on the River ST Laurence, Through the Continent of North America, to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans; In the Years 1789 and 1793. With a Preliminary Account of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the Fur Trade of That Country

      London: Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, Strand; Cobbett and Morgan, Pall 1801, 1st Edition. () viii,cxxxii,412pp. + errata leaf (at end). Very good. Quarto (22 X 27.7 centimeters) Bound in full modern tree calf. Spine ruled in 6 compartments. Gilt center tools. Red label. Old marbled endpapers to match. Half title. Title page without the usual offsetting of the portrait. Minor amount of soiling to edges of the text block. Engraved frontispiece portrait and 3 folding maps. Text generally very clean with only a minor amount of soiling. Peel 25. Wagner-Camp 1.1, Howes M133. Sabin 43414. Presentation copy inscribed on the half title (as MacKenzie usually did), the book is signed from the author and presented to the Reverend Mr. Roderick MacKenzie Knock Bacin from the Author. Classic travel narrative with a preface followed by 132 pages on the history of the fur trade. According to the D.N.B. The "Voyages" was compiled by William Combe from Mackenzie&#39;s notes. Includes vocabularies of the Kristeneaux, Algonquin, Chepewyan, Nagailer, and Atnah Indian languages. Presentation copies of Mackenzie&#39;s Voyage are very scarce especially in such fine condition and with a great family association..

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        Voyages From Montreal, On The River St. Laurence, Through the Continent of North-America, To The Frozen And Pacific Oceans; In the Years 1789 and 1793

      London: Printed for T.Cadell and W.Davies., 1801., 1801. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., viii, cxxxii, 412, [2]errata. complete with half-title. 3 large folding engraved maps (1 coloured in outline). engraved frontis. portrait. contemporary calf, rebacked (some scraping to leather, paper lightly embrowned, some scattered foxing, 1 map with repairs to some folds with slight paper loss but no loss of image). First Edition of "the earliest expedition made by a white man in this direction. His investigations, although pursued at so early a period of Arctic exploration, were remarkable for their accuracy; Sir John Franklin more than once expressed his surprise at being able to corroborate their correctness in his own explorations. Some Indian vocabularies are included.". (Sabin) Mackenzie&#39;s journals recount his two expeditions undertaken on behalf of the North West Company in its attempt to break the Hudson&#39;s Bay Company monopoly of the fur trade. The first expedition, in 1789, from Fort Chipewyan on Lake Athabaska down what is now known as the Mackenzie River to the Arctic constitutes the first trip to the Arctic from the Canadian prairies; the second, in 1792-93, from Fort Chipewyan over the Rocky Mountains by the Peace and Fraser Rivers to the Pacific, is distinguished as the first overland expedition to reach the Pacific, north of Mexico. The maps are the earliest done of certain parts of Canada. Also included is a lengthy account of the development of the fur trade in the North West, generally attributed to the author&#39;s cousin, Roderick Mackenzie. Bell M14. Hill pp. 187-88. Howes M-133. Lande 1317. Morgan p. 240. Peel 25. Sabin 43714. Smith 6382. Strathern 343. Streeter VI 3653. TPL 658. Vlach 511. Wagner-Camp 1. Winsor VIII p. 34.. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

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        The Magus, or Celestial Intelligencer; Being a Complete System of Occult Philosophy. In Three Books

      London: Lackington, Allen, and Co. (but Knight and Compton), 1801 [but 1875]. . Second edition. 4to. xvi, 175, (1), 198 pp. Publisher&#146;s quarter morocco over renewed papered boards, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, new endpapers. Frontispiece and 22 plates, 5 of which are coloured. Spine faded and with minor wear to extremities, contents generally very good. &#147;... The Magus was a farrago of Renaissance alchemy and natural and talismatic magic that fitted contemporary Gothic taste, and which was typical of the interests of late eighteenth-century Rosicrucian brotherhoods in Germany. The book&#39;s most startling feature was a set of gargoyle-like portraits of demons conjured up in ritual magic ceremonies.&#148; (ODNB). Barrett&#146;s name on the title page is succeeded by the initials &#147;F.R.C.&#148;, i.e. &#147;Frater Rosae Crucis&#148; or &#147;Brother of the Rosy Cross&#148;. First published in 1801, this being a later 19th century facsimile of the first edition. The original publisher&#146;s imprint remains on the title page with Knight and Compton&#146;s imprint appearing on the half title. This edition has the benefit of featuring an additional colour plate.

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