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A supplementary catalogue of the books belonging to the New-York Society Library, which have been added since the year 1793.
New York: Printed by T. & J. Swords, No. 99 Pearl-street, 1800.
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The adventures of a speculist; or, A journey through London. Compiled from papers written by George Alexander Stevens, (author of A lecturer upon heads) with his life, a preface, corrections, and notes, by the editor. Exhibiting a picture of the manners, fashions, amusements, &c. of the metropolis at the middle of the eighteenth centuryGeorge Alexander Stevens
The arabian nights entertainments. Consisting of one thousand and one stories, told by the Sultaness of the Indies, to divert the Sultan from a cruel Vow he had made, to marry a Lady every Day, and have her put to Death next Morning, to avenge himself for the Disloyalty of his first Sultaness. Containing A familiar Account of the Customs, Manners and Religion of the Eastern Nations, the Tartars, Persians, and Indians, &c. Freely transcribed from the original translation. ...
The asiatic miscellany, consisting of translations, fugitive pieces, imitations, original productions, and extracts from curious publications. By W. Chambers, Esq. and Sir W. Jones, Judges of the Supreme Court of Judicature, at Fort William, in Bengal, and other literary gentlemen, now resident in India.William Chambers
An authentic account of an embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China; ... Together with a relation of the voyage undertaken on the occasion by His Majesty’s ship the Lion, and the ship Hindostan in the East India Company’s service, to the Yellow Sea, ... By Sir George Staunton, ... In two volumes. ...Sir George Staunton
An authentic account of the embassy of the Dutch East-India Company, to the court of the Emperor of China, in the years 1794 and 1795; (subsequent to that of the Earl of Macartney.) Containing a Description of Several Parts of the Chinese Empire, Unknown to Europeans; taken from the journal of André Everard van Braam, Chief of the Direction of that Company, and Second in the Embassy. Translated from the original of M. L. E. Moreau De Saint-Mery. With a correct Chart of the Route. ...Andreas Everardus van Braam Houckgeest
Biographia medica; or, historical and critical memoirs of the lives and writings of the most eminent medical characters that have Existed from the Earliest Account of Time to the Present Period; with a catalogue of their literary productions. By Benjamin Hutchinson, Member of the Medical Society of London, of the Physical Society of Guy’s Hospital, and of the London Company of Surgeons. In Two Volumes. ...Benjamin Hutchinson
A brief history of epidemic and pestilential diseases; with the principal phenomena of the physical world, which precede and accompany them, and observations deduced from the facts stated. In two volumes. By Noah Webster, author of Dissertations on the English language and several other works--member of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences--of the Society for the Promotion of Agriculture, Arts and Manufactures, in the state of New-York--of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and corresponding member of the Historical Society in Massachusetts.Noah Webster
Campaign of General Buonaparte in Italy, in 1796-7. By a general officer. Translated from the French by T. E. Ritchie. With a narrative of the operations of the French armies on the Rhine, &c. Embellished with a Map of the Seat of War in Italy, and a Portrait of the General.T.E. Ritchie;Baron François René Jean de Pommereul
The democrat; or Intrigues and adventures of Jean le Noir, from his inlistment as a drummer in General Rochembeau’s army, and arrival in Boston, to his being driven from England in 1795, after having borne a conspicuous part in the French Revolution, and after a great variety of enterprizes, hazards and escapes during his stay in England, where he was sent in quality of democratic missionary. In two volumes. Vol. I[-II]. [Four lines of verse]Henry James Pye
An essay on colonization, particularly applied to the Western Coast of Africa, with some free thoughts on cultivation and commerce; Also brief descriptions of the colonies already formed, or attempted, in Africa, including those of Sierra Leona and Bulama. By C.B. Wadstrom. In two parts. Illustrated with a nautical map (from lat. 5ʿ 30’ to lat. 14ʿ N) and other places.Carl Bernhard Wadström
An essay on electricity, explaining the principles of that useful science; and describing the instruments, contrived either to illustrate the theory, or render the practice entertaining. To which is now added, a letter to the author, from Mr. John Birch, Surgeon, on the Subject of Medical Electricity. The fourth edition. By George Adams, Mathematical Instrument Maker to His Majesty, and Optician to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.George Adams
Essay on national pride. To which are prefixed, memoirs of the author’s life and writings. Translated from the original German of the late celebrated Dr. J.G. Zimmermann, aulic counsellor and physician to His Britannic Majesty at Hanover. By Samuel H. Wilcocke.Johann Georg Zimmermann;Samuel Hull Wilcocke
Experimental enquiry concerning the natural powers of wind and water to turn mills and other machines depending on a circular motion. And an experimental examination of the quantity and proportion of mechanic power necessary to be employed in giving different degrees of velocity to heavy bodies from a state of rest. Also new fundamental experiments upon the collision of bodies. With five plates of machines. By the late Mr. John Smeaton, F.R.SJohn Smeaton
A familiar survey of the Christian religion, and of history as connected with the introduction of Christianity, and with its Progress to the Present Time. Intended primarily for the use of young persons of either sex, During the Course of Public or of Private Education. By Thomas Gisborne, A.M.Thomas Gisborne
A father’s instructions; consisting of moral tales, fables, and reflections designed to promote the love of virtue, A Taste For Knowledge, And AN Early Acquaintance With The Works Of Nature. By Thomas Percival, M. D. F. R. S. & S. A President Of The College Of Arts And Sciences. And Of The Literary And Philosophical Society Of ManchestfrThomas Percival
A general index to the Monthly review, from its commencement, to the end of the seventieth volume. By the Rev. S. Ayscough, Compiler of the Catalogue of underscribed Manuscripts in the British Museum. In two volumes. Containing A Catalogue of the Books and Pamphlets characterized, with the Size and Price of each Article, and Reserences to the Reviews wherein the Account of them, with the Booksellers’ Names, are inserted. To which is added, A Complete Index of the Names mentioned in the Catalogue.Samuel Ayscough
A general view of the history of Switzerland; with a particular account of the origin and accomplishment of the late Swiss revolution. By John Wood, Master of the Academy established at Edinburgh by the honourable the Board of Trustees for the improvement of Arts in Scotland.John Wood, Master of the Drawing Academy, Edinburgh
The history of America, books IX. and X. Containing the history of Virginia to the year 1688; and of New England to the year 1652. By William Robertson, D.D. Principal of the University of Edinburgh, historiographer to His Majesty for Scotland, and member of the Royal Academy of History at Madrid.William Robertson
An impartial report of the debates that occur in the two Houses of Parliament. With some account of the respective speakers, and notes and illustrations. Including copies of all State Papers, Treaties, Conventions, &c. By William Woodfall, And Assistants. ...William Woodfall;Great Britain. Parliament
An inquiry, into the nature of subscription to the thirty-nine articles. I. How far is it consistent with the Natural Rights of Mankind? II. How far is it consistent with the Powers of the Human Mind? III. How far is it consistent with the Principles of the British Constitution? IV. How far is it consistent with the Doctrines and Precepts of Christianity? By G. Dyer, A.B. Late Of Emmanuel College Cambridge;George Dyer
A journey over land to India, partly by a route never gone before by any European, by Donald Campbell, of Barbreck, Esq. Who Formerly Commanded A Regiment Of Cavalry In The Service Of His Highness The Nabob Of The Carnatic. In a series of letters to his son. Comprehending His Shipwreck And Imprisonment With Hyder Alli, And His Subsequent Negociations And Transactions In The East.Donald Campbell
Lectures on natural and experimental philosophy, considered in it’s present state of improvement. Describing, in a familiar and easy manney, the principal philomena of nature; and shewing, that they all co-operate in displaying the goodness, wisdom, and power of God. By George Adams, mathematical instrument maker to His Majesty, and optician to His Royal Highness the Price of Wales. In five volumes. The fifth volume consisting of the plates and index. ...George Adams
Letters written during a residence in England. Translated from the French of Henry Meister. Containing Many Curious Remarks Upon English Manners And Customs, Government, Climate, Literature, Theatres, &c. &c. &c. Together with a letter from the Margravine of Anspach to the author.Jacques-Henri Meister
The life and most surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, mariner, who lived eight and twenty years in an uninhabited island on the coast of America, near the mouth of the great river Oroonoque. With an Account of his deliverance thence, and his after surprising adventures. A new edition, complete in one volume. Enriched with elegant plates, descriptive of the subject.Daniel Defoe
Memoirs of the life of Charles Macklin, Esq. principally compiled from his own papers and memorandums; which contain his criticisms on and characters and anecdotes of Betterton, Booth, Wilks, Cibber, Garrick, Barry, Mossop, Sheridan, Foote, Quin, and most of his contemporaries; Together with his Valuable Observations on the Drama, on the Science of Acting, and on various other SubjectsJames Thomas Kirkman
A Message of the president of the United States to Congress relative to France and Great-Britain. Delivered December 5, 1793. With the papers therein referred to. To which are added the French originals. Published by order of the House of Representatives.United States. President (1789-1797 : Washington);United States. Department of State.
A summary of geography and history, both ancient and modern; containing, An Account of the Political State, and Principal Revolutions of the most Illustrious Nations in Ancient and Modern Times; their Manners and Customs; the Local Situation of Cities; especially of such as have been distinguished by Memorable EventsAlexander Adam
Summary of the law of nations, founded on the treaties and customs of the modern nations of Europe; with a list of the principal treaties, concluded since the year 1748 down to the present time, indicating the works in which they are to be found. By Mr. Martens, professor of law in the University of Gottingen. Translated from the French by William Cobbett.Georg Friedrich Martens
The theory of language. In two parts. Part I. Of the origin and general nature of speech. Part II. Of universal grammar. By James Beattie, LL.D. F.R.S.E. Professor Of Moral Philosophy And Logick In The Marishal College And University, Aberdeen; And Member Of The Zealand Society Of Arts And Sciences, Of The Literary And Philosophical Society Of Manchester, And Of The American Philosophical Society Of PhiladelphiaJames Beattie
A thousand notable things, on various subjects; disclosed from the secrets of nature and art ; practicable, profitable, and of great advantage; ... down from long and curious study and experience, for the greater part; and the rest taken from the most judicious and celebrated authors of the Ancients and Moderns. Being a rich Cabinet of select Curiosities and Rarities, in one volume, digested into fourteen books, for the general use and good of Mankind; with strict amendments, and large additions, to what formerly has been published in this kind; exceeding any other for the multitude of pleasing variety herein to be found.
The travels of Anacharsis the Younger, in Greece, during the middle of the fourth century before the Christian æra. Abridged from the original work of the abbé Barthelemi. The second edition. To which is now added the life of the author, translated from the French of the duc de Nivernois. Illustrated with plates.J.-J. (Jean-Jacques) Barthélemy
A treatise of algebra. Wherein the principles are demonstrated, and applied In many useful and interesting Enquiries, and in the Resolution of a great Variety of Problems of different kinds. To which is added, the geometrical construction of a great number of linear and plane problems, With the Method of resolving the same numerically. By Thomas Simpson, F.R.SThomas Simpson
A treatise on the culture of the vine, exhibiting new and advantageous methods of propagating, cultivating, and training that plant, SO AS To Render IT Abundantly Fruitful. Together With New Hings ON The Formation Of Vineyards In England. By William Speechly, Gardener to the Duke of Portland.William Speechly
A view of the United States of America, in a series of papers, written at various times, between the years 1787 and 1794 / by Tench Coxe, of Philadelphia ; interspersed with authentic documents, the whole tending to exhibit the progress and present state of civil and religious liberty, population, agriculture, exports, imports, fisheries, navigation, ship-building, manufactures, and general improvement.Tench Coxe
A view of universal history, from the creation to the present time. Including an account of the celebrated revolutions in France, Poland, Sweden, Geneva, &c. &c. Together with An Accurate and Impartial Narrative of the Late Military Operations; and Other Important Events. By the Rev. J. Adams, A.M. In three volumes. ...John Adams
The works of the late Professor Camper, on the connexion between the science of anatomy and the arts of drawing, painting, statuary, &c. &c. in two books. Containing A Treatise on the Natural Difference of Features in Persons of Different Countries and Periods of Life; and on Beauty, as Exhibited in Ancient Sculpture; with a New Method of Sketching Heads, National Features, and Portraits of Individuals, with Accuracy, &c. &c. Illustrated with seventeen plates, Explanatory of the Professor’s leading Principles. Translated from the Dutch by T. Cogan, M.D.Petrus Camper