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        Illustration zum Nibelungenlied: Dietrich von Bern tötet Hagen.

      . Bleistift, auf Velin. 24,5:16 cm. Verso: Bleistiftskizze desselben Motivs. Provenienz: Aus dem Nachlaß der Familie Fellner, Frankfurt am Main. Literatur: V. Schauz, Ferdinand Fellner (1799-1859). Ein Beitrag zur illustrativen Kunst des 19. Jahrhunderts. Diss. Univ. Stuttgart 1975/76, S. 76ff. Vergleichsliteratur: Ausst. Katalog: H.R. Hoetink, Duitse tekeningen uit de 18e en 19e eeuw. Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, 1964, Nr. 31 mit Abb.. Nach dem Jurastudium hat sich der 1825 unter die Advokaten seiner Heimatstadt Aufgenommene autodidaktisch zum Maler ausgebildet. Im Oktober 1825 ging er nach München, wo ihn vornehmlich P. von Cornelius (1783-1867) beeinflusste. 1831 ließ er sich in Stuttgart nieder, wo er bis an sein Lebensende blieb. Seine hervorragendste Bedeutung hat Fellner als Zeichner, der aus Geschichte, Sage und Dichtung mit unerschöpflicher Phantasie immer neue Begebenheiten darstellte und sich dabei bewusst an den Charakter altdeutscher Kunst anschloß. Ein Teil seines zeichnerischen Nachlasses befindet sich heute im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt a.M.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Oeuvres. Edition stereotype. 8 volumes.

      Paris, Didot, an VII =, 1799.. circa 15,5 x 10,5 cm. Together more than 3000 pages Contemporary red half-morocco with gilt spine and label of the counts Schoenborn (red lion) on front cover. Nice set of the works of Moliere, text in French. - Exemplar aus der Bibliothek der Grafen Schönborn mit dem Etikett (roter Löwe) auf den Deckeln vorne und gestochenem Wappen-Exlibris für Franz Graf von Schönborn auf den schönen Buntpapiervorsätzen. - Some browning, minor spotting, mostly clean. A little rubbed, few corners bumped. - Very decorative.

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        Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz-Kurzbach (Kalkar 03. 02. 1721 - 08. 11. 1773 Ohlau, Schlesien). Preuss. Freiherr und Kavalleriegeneral. Er gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Kavallerieführer Preussens. "Friedr. Wilh. von Seydlitz.". "Seydlitz in der Schlacht bei Rossbach" (1757),.

      . Kupferstich v. D. Berger n. J.G. Fritsch, dat. 1799, 42 x 59. Dargestellt ist Seydlitz (stehend) inmitten seiner Truppen. Ein Soldat verbindet seinen linken Arm, der rechte Arm hält den Degen. - Fachgerecht restauriert, mit Buchstabenverlust an der Legende unten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Landschaftsansicht, mit Bauden, "Die Falkenberge von der Mitternacht Seite in Schlesien.".

      . altkol. Umrißkupferstich v. D. Berger n. Reinhardt, dat. 1799, 27 x 40. Daniel Berger ( 1744 - 1824, Kupferstecher in Berlin ) stach Riesengebirgsmotive nach Bildern von Carl Christoph Reinhardt ( 1733 - 1827 ). - Das Blatt ist altgerahmt ( Goldrahmen mit Schrägschnittpassepartout ).

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        A FAIR, CANDID, AND IMPARTIAL STATE OF THE CASE BETWEEN SIR ISAAC NEWTON AND MR. HUTCHINSON. In Which is Shewn How far a System of Physics is capable of Mathematical Demonstration - How far Sir Isaac's, as such a System, has that Demonstration - and, Consequently, what Regard Mr. Hutchinson's Claim may Deserve to Have Paid to it.

      G. G. and J. Robinson F. and C. Rivington and I. Hatchard, London 1799 - A Near Fine hardback Second Edition in modern full brown leather binding with gilt lettering spine and new endpapers. Mild scattered foxing. 8vo. 87 pp. Babson 75 (For the 1753 First Edition). Wallis 99.002. George Horne (1730-1792) was an Anglican Bishop and popular preacher. He was educated at University College, Oxford and became the President of Magdalen College, Oxford. John Hutchinson (1674-1737) was an 18th Century cosmologist who espoused a biblically based cosmos and natural philosophy. While Hutchinson was clearly anti-Newtonian, this was not the case with later followers like George Horne. "State of the Case" ,first published in 1753, sought a rapprochement between Newton and Hutchinson. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage aux régions equinoxiales du Nouveau Continent. (Reprint of the Paris edition, 1805-1834).Amsterdam, New York, Theatrum Orbis Terarrum, Da Capo Press, 1971-1973. 30 volumes (20 in Atlas folio and 10 in Royal 4to). With 1470 plates and maps (1240 in colour). With: (2) HUMBOLDT, Alexander von. Personal narrative of the travels to the equinoxial regions of the New Continent, 1799-1804, and Researches concerning the institutions and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of America. Edited and translated into English by Helen M. Williams. (Reprint of the London edition, 1814-1829). Amsterdam, New York, Theatrum Orbis Terarrum, Da Capo Press, 1972. 9 volumes bound as 5. Library cloth.

      A complete facsimile of the first edition of Humboldt's monumental report of his scientific expeditions to South America, Central America and Cuba, one of the greatest publications in the history of exploration and still an important primary source today for its contributions to topography, geography, zoology, botany, ethnography and geology. Also included is the nine-volume English translation. The research took place during three expeditions to different regions, each with its own scientific objectives:1. The exploration of the Orinoco River, 16 July 1799 to 24 November 1800, covering 2000 square miles of uncharted and mostly unexplored jungle.2. Travels to Cuba and through Peru, Colombia and Equador, from 24 November 1800 to 5 December 1802.3. Researches in Mexico, from 5 December 1802 to May 1804.The voyages led to many discoveries and scientific by-products, and the participants catalogued and drew 8000 plants, 4000 not previously described. They established the cause of periodic meteor showers, and gave a scientific basis to the geography of the territories visited.The work itself may be divided into six sections:a. Relation historique (which remained unfinished, ending with the first phase of the voyage to Peru in 1801).b. Recueil d'observation de zoologie et d'anatomie comparée (published with the assistence of Cuvier, Latreille and Valenciennes).c. Essai politique sur la Royaume de la Nouvelle Espagne (also called Essai politique sur l'Isle de Cuba ).d.Observations astronomiques, operations trigonometriques et mesures barometriques (published in collaboration with Jabbo Oltmans).e. Physique générale et géologie: essai sur la géographie des plantes. f. Plantes équinoxiales (published by A. Bonpland).

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        Traite de Mecanique Celeste. Bände I-IV (von 5) + 2 Supplemente (von 4) in 5 Bänden.

      Paris, Crapelet für J. B. M. Duprat, An VII (1799)-1807.. 4°. Mit 1 gef. Kupfertafel. XXXII, 368 SS.; 2 Bll., 382 SS.; XXIV, 303 SS.; XL, 347 SS., 1 Bl., 65 SS. (Suppl. I); 2 Bll., 78 SS., 1 Bl. (Suppl. II). Uniforme, marmor. Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rvg. u. goldgepr. Rsch. (etw. beschabt, Kanten tls. gering gestaucht, etw. angestaubt).. Carter-Muir, Nr. 252. Sparrow 125. Roberts-T. 197.- Erster Druck der ersten Ausgabe dieses bedeutenden und grundlegenden Werkes zur Himmelsmechanik. Der erste Druck kenntlich an der Jahreszahl "An VII" für die Bände I u. II. Selten vollständig, da über einen Zeitraum von ca. 27 Jahren erschienen. Band V erschien erst 1825. In dekorativen, zeitgenössischen Einbänden!- "Laplace's masterpiece" (Roberts-T.). Bei Bd. IV ein Supplement beigebunden: "Theorie des l'Action Capillaire ... Paris, chez Courcier, 23 Avril 1806. Ein zweites Supplement separat gebunden, mit dem Titel: "Supplement a la Theorie de l'Action Capillaire ... Paris, chez Courcier, 1807".- "Laplace hat man den 'Newton Frankreichs' genannt. In seiner großartigen 'Abhandlung über Himmelsmechanik', die in einem Zeitraum von siebenundzwanzig Jahren veröffentlicht wurde, faßte er die Theorien und Ausführungen seiner Vorgänger - vor allem Newtons, Eulers, d'Alemberts, Kants und seines Zeitgenossen Lagrange ... zusammen und entwickelte sie weiter ... Die Mecanique Celeste selbst ist äußerst schwer verständlich und hoch mathematisch ... Die Mecanique Celeste wurde von dem amerikanischen Mathematiker Nathaniel Bowditch ins Englische übersetzt und 1829-39 mit einem ausgedehnten Kommentar in 4 Bänden in Boston veröffentlicht; eine deutsche Ausgabe des allgemeinen Teils besorgte Johann Karl Burkhardt 1800-02" (Carter-M.).- Innendeckel mit Bibl.-Schildchen, Titel mit Bibl.-Stempel. Stellenweise gering stockfl- od. braunfleckig, bei Bd. I einige hs. Anmerkungen in Bleistift, bei Bd. IV die SS. 131-47 oben im Rand tintenfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Meindl & Sulzmann OG]
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        Carte Réduite des Côtes Orientales Del'Amérique Septentrionale Contenant partie du Nouveau Jersey, la Pen-sylvanie, le Mary-land, la Virginie, la Caroline Septentrionale, la Caroline Méridionale et la Georgie.

      1799 - Genova, Yves Gravier, c.1800. 575 x 855mm. An Italian version of the Depot de la Marine chart of the Eastern Seaboard from Philadelphia to the St John's River in Florida. The western extent of the map is the Appalachian Mountains. The original map was published in 1780 specifically for the French Navy during the American War of Independence. This rare variation, engraved in Rome 1799, comes from Gravier's 'L'Atlas Maritime.'

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        BATAVIA, in deszelfs gelegenheid, opkomst, voortreffelyke gebouwen, hooge en laage regeering, geschiedenissen, kerkzaaken, koophandel, zeden, luchtsgesteldheid, ziekten, dieren en gewassen, beschreeven.

      Amsterdam, Smit & Holtrop, 1799.4 volumes in 1. 4to. Contemporary half calf, spine richly gilt with green morocco title-label (extremities of spine sl. dam.). With engraved allegorical frontispiece (some marginal waterstaining), 4 engraved title-vignettes, 4 title-pages printed in red and black, folding map of Java, folding view of Batavia, folding plate of the Island of Onrust, folding plate of the Cape of Good Hope, 2 folding plates with birds and animals, 2 folding plates with 4 views of Batavia, and 3 folding plans of Batavia, all engraved by M. Sallieth after H. Kobell Jr. IV,147,(1); 108; 171,(1); 103,(1) pp.* First published in Amsterdam by Petrus Conradi & Harlingen, Volkert van der Plaats, 1782-83; with armorial bookplate of F. William Wickel. - The anonymous author of this extensive description of Batavia claims to have received most of his information directly from the high officials of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) residing in Batavia. Information on the trade of the VOC in the East Indies is given. 'Batavia, capital city of the Netherlands Indies, site of a VOC post from 1610, and founded in 1619 by J.P. Coen, as regional headquarters for the Dutch East Indies Company, on the site of the Banten port of Jayakarta. It was first constructed as a Dutch city, complete with canals and walls to resist attack from Mataram, and much of the surrounding countryside was cleared of its inhabitants to create a kind of cordon sanitaire around the city. Batavia became a major center of settlement by Chinese, who lived within the city under their own laws. Tension between the Dutch and the Chinese led to a massacre of Chinese in 1740. The social composition of the city was also influenced by a large slave community, much of it Balinese in origin, who formed the basis for a constantly evolving mestizo culture in the city (Cribb, Historical dictionary of Indonesia, p.49-50). In fact five of the fine plates are made after drawings by Johannnes Rach (Het gouvernement te Batavia, de Markt te Batavia, De Diestpoort te Batavia, 't Kasteel te Batavia and a view depicting the harbour of Batavia). Including the large plan of Batavia drawn by order of governor-general P.A. van der Parra by A. van Krevelt. - A fine copy.Tiele 77; Landwehr, VOC, 499; Bastin-Brommer N 23; Cat. KITLV p.9; Brommer, Batavia, p.81.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
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        The Works of Sir William Jones - in Six Volumes

      London: Printed for G.G. and J., 1799. Hardcover. Good.

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        Methodes analytiques pour la determination d'un arc du meridien. Precedees d'un memoire sur le meme sujet par A. M. Legendre.

      Paris, Impr. de Crapelet für Duprat, an VII [1799].. 4°. Mit 2 gef. Kupfertafeln. XV, 176 SS., 8 Bll. [Tabellen], 6 SS., 1 Bl. [Verlagsanz.]. Hldr.d.Zt. mit Rvg. (bestoßen, stärker beschabt).. Pogg. I, 539.- Erste Ausgabe.- Delambre [1749 - 1822] wurde 1795 in das neu errichtete Bureau des Longitudes als Mitglied aufgenommen und 1803 ständiger Sekretär des Instituts. 1807 ernannte man ihn zum Professor am College de France in Paris. Zusammen mit Pierre Mechain vermaß er zwischen 1792 und 1798 die Distanz zwischen Dünkirchen und Barcelona, was in vorliegendem Buch dargelegt wird. Das Ergebnis diente als Basis zur Definition des Meters.- Innendeckel mit Bibl.-Schild (ausgeschieden), Vortitel und Titel mit kl. Bibl.-Stempel. Stw. stockfleckig, einige Lagen stärker gebräunt.

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        Description anatomique d'une tête humaine extraordinaire, suivie d'un essai sur l'origine des nerfs

      J.J. Fuchs, An VII - 1799, Paris - In-8. Collation : (4), 51, (1) pp., 2 planches h.-t. Broché à l'époque, couverture papier éponge. Première édition. L'essai sur l'origine des nerfs de la moelle épinière est illustré par une planche dépliante. "Je conçu l'idée de ce travail à l'occasion d'une paralysie que j'eus à traiter, étant médecin à l'armée." La tête humaine d'un taille "extraordinaire" a été trouvé sous terre, près de Reims, et elle était conservée dans le cabinet de Jussieu. Ele est illustrée aussi par une planche dépliante. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        John Earl of Sandwich

      London: Published as the Act directs by John Cooke, 1 February, 1799. Copper engraving, 233 x 295 mm., slight browning, a little frayed at bottom edge yet good. Cook's friend and patron. Lord Sandwich, for whom Cook named the Hawaiian islands; after the portrait by Gainsborough. Cook's friend and patron John Montagu, fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792), was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty in February 1748, and in three short years instigated a series of reforms of shipyards and naval discipline, but was bundled out of office in 1751. His notorious personal life, which included membership of the infamous Hellfire Club meant that he was often lampooned, satires which became vicious when he was involved in the prosecution of John Wilkes. He nonetheless returned to the Admiralty in 1771, where he quickly became the mentor and confidant of James Cook, a friendship begun in the heated debates about the outfitting of his second voyage. It was Sandwich who prevailed on Cook to undertake his third voyage when Cook had initially refused the post. This portrait, engraved by J. Collyer and published by Cooke, was used to illustrate the posthumously published account of Sandwich's 1738 voyage to the Mediterranean. The caption is from Virgil, and suggests that his merits have made him beloved: perhaps an overstatement, given Sandwich's notorious career.

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        Marylebone & St Pancras.]

      1799 - London: 1794-5. Two sheets conjoined, total 570 x 1010mm. Some original outline colour. Top corners repaired. Marylebone & St Pancras from a map that Howgego describes as the 'largest and most important London map of the eighteenth century', on a scale of 26 inches to a mile. 'The New Road from Paddington' (Euston Road) is shown from Tottenham Court Road west to Lisson Grove (birthplace of Eliza Doolittle in Shaw's 'Pygmalion). Also marked are Fitzroy Square, Warren Street, Harley Street, Baker Street and the Workhouse where the University of Westminster now stands. There is little development north of the Euston Road, but of interest is 'Jews Harp House', a coffee house that was a hot-bed of Jacobin insurrection. William Blake refers to it and the farm shown nearby in his poem 'Jerusalem': 'The Jews-harp-house & the Green Man; / The Ponds here Boys to bathe delight: / The fields of Cows by Willans farm: Shine in Jerusalems pleasant sight'. Within twenty years both had disappeared as the area was developed as Regent's Park. Horwood's intention was to mark each house's number (a practice started in 1735), but this was abandoned as impractical. He started his scheme in 1790, expecting to be finished by 1792: by 1794 he was apologising to his subscribers (including George III); in 1798 he received a loan of £500 from the Phœnix Fire-Office, for whom Horwood worked as a surveyor, to finish the map. However this assistance was not enough to stop Horwood dying in poverty in 1803. HOWGEGO: 200, and pp.21-22.

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        Le Isole Britanniche Antiche cioe' La Britannia Maggiore o sia Albione e la Britannia Minore o sia Ivernia.

      1799 - Rome, 1799, original colour, 380 x 505mm A scarce and decorative map of the British Isles divided according to their ancient boundaries with the names of the tribes marked in each region, also shown are cities and towns called according to their old names. With a large and attractive title cartouche in the upper left-hand corner depicting Neptune in a shell chariot urging on his team of hippocamps.

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        Resa omkring Jorden af Herr de la Perouse Ã¥ren 1785 och följande. Sammandrag

      Stockholm: Johan Pfeiffer, 1799. Small octavo; a few light spots but a very good copy in attractive contemporary Scandinavian half calf. The story spreads. Rare Swedish edition of the voyage of La Pérouse, whose fame was so widespread that there was a ready market for accounts of his voyage across Europe and beyond. Within four years of the publication of the official French edition in 1797, translations appeared in London, Edinburgh, Paris, Stockholm, Leipzig, Berlin, Copenhagen, Haarlem, St. Petersburg, Boston, and Amsterdam. This Swedish version was prepared by Samuel Ödmann from the octavo French edition. He also provides a preface. Not in the catalogue of the Hill collection; Ferguson knew the book only from copies in the Mitchell Library and the Kroepelien Collection, Oslo.

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        Leipzig im Profil. Ein Taschenwörterbuch für Einheimische und Fremde.

      Solothurn, Benedict Krüger und Adolph Weber, o.J. (1799).. VIII, 316 Ss. Kl.8vo. Etwas späterer handgebundener Halblederband (ca. 1850) mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel sowie die Deckel mit floralen und figuralen Zeichnungen geprägt (die Kanten nur minimal berieben).. Wohl erste und einzige Ausgabe (bibliographisch leider nicht nachweisbar). - Der Autor entwirft ein interessantes, aus heutieger Sicht amüsantes Sittenbild der Stadt, beginnt bei A, wie: Abentheurer, über E, wie: Ehescheidungen ("diese sind dermalen an der Tagesordnung, und sonderbar! Fast immer sind es die Weiber, welche die Scheidung verlangen".) bis Z, wie: Zeitungen ("Alles lieset Zeitungen..."). - Vorsätze mit hübschem Marmorpapier bezogen, vorderer Innendeckel mit Exlibris, hinterer Innendeckel mit Buchbinderschildchen: "Max Schröter Nachf., Leipzig". - Die Seiten durchgehend teils etwas gebräunt - im Ganzen gutes und schönes Exemplar. - Selten!

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        Notice d'un Livre Imprimé a Bamberg en 1462, par Albert Pfister. Lue a l'Institut National

      1799. Paris, Badouin, Imprimeur de l'Institut National, an VII (1799). 24pp. + 5 plates of facsimiles. 4to. Large paper. (foxed throughout). Modern red cloth. The curious work mentioned in this title, the subject of which is The four histories of Joseph, Daniel, Judith and Esther, was discovered by a German clergyman by the name of Steiner and was first described in the Magasin Historique-Littéraire Bibliographique (Chemnitz, 1792), but Camus's memoir is replete with curious matter and is illustrated with facsimile cuts. Armand Gaston Camus was a bibliographer of high reputation. Dibdin in his Bibliomania describes Camus as a good scholar and an elegant bibliographer. (Bigmore & Wyman I,102). Our copy has the following inscription Exempl.re en papier velin. Donné par l'auteur au Cit.yen Laire.

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        Conjugal Affection From the Original Picture presented to the City by Aldn. Boydell. To their most excellent Majesties King George III, & Queen Charlotte. This Print is most humbly Dedicated by their most Dutiful and Loyal Subject Jno. [sic.] Boydell

      J. & J. Boydell, London 1799 - A fine colour-printed stipple-engraving, dedicated to the King and Queen whose tranquil domestic life was a by-word in late 18th century England. Robert Smirke (1752-1845) was the son of a clever but eccentric travelling artist, was born at Wigton, near Carlisle, in 1752. He was brought to London by his father in 1766, and apprenticed to a coach-painter named Bromley. In 1772 he became a student of the Royal Academy, and in 1775 a member of the Incorporated Society of Artists. In 1804 he was elected to succeed Joseph Wilton as keeper of the Royal Academy, but George III refused to confirm the appointment, possibly through fear of the influence on the students of the artist's freely expressed revolutionary opinions. His last contribution to the academy, entitled Infancy, appeared in 1813, but he continued to exhibit occasionally elsewhere until 1834. His works are characterised by good drawing, refinement, and quiet humour. Smirke painted also some pictures for Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery , and for Bowyer's History of England. . In the Guildhall, London, is a picture by him representing Conjugal Affection, or Industry and Prudence' ( DNB ). Robert Thew (1758-1802) ".for a time followed the trade of a cooper; but, possessing great natural abilities, he invented an ingenious camera obscura, and later took up engraving, in which art, although entirely self-taught, he attained a high degree of excellence. In 1783 he went to Hull, where he resided for a few years, engraving at first shop-bills and tradesmen's cards. His earliest work of a higher class was a portrait of Harry Rowe., and in 1786 he etched and published a pair of views of the new dock at Hull. Having executed a good plate of a woman's head after Gerard Dou, he obtained from the Marquis of Carmarthen an introduction to John Boydell, for whose large edition of Shakespeare he engraved in the dot manner twenty-two plates. He held the appointment of historical engraver to the Prince of Wales." ( DNB ). Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Robert Thew (3 inch expertly repaired tear to upper margin touching the image area).

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        Traite de Mecanique Celeste

      Paris: Various, 1799. Hardcover. Good. Paris: De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet..., 1799 [AN VII]. [Volume II] Paris: Bachelier, Successeur... Courcier, 1829; [Volume III] Paris: De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet... 1802; [Volume IV] Paris: Chez Courcier..., 1805. Four volumes (of five)., 4to., pp. [v]-xxx + [xxxii] (errata) + [3]-368; [iii]-xviii + [1]-382; [vii]-xxiv + [1]-303 + [304] (errata) + [1]-24; [v]-xl + [1]-347 + [348] (errata) + [3]-65 + [blank] + [folded plate] + [1]-76 + [77] (errata): Volume I rebound in modern half tan linen and brown cloth; red morocco spine label gilt; ex-library ticket to pastedown; modern flyleaves; half-title lightly soiled and lower corner extended; cellotape repair to lower fore-edge of title leaf; minor edge tear to pp. [v]-vi; with leaves watermarked "mecanique celeste." Volumes II, III & IV bound in 19th c. half-roan and marbled paper boards; boards lightly worn, especially at tips; Volume III morocco spine labels detached or becoming so; ex-library tickets to pastedowns of Volumes III & IV; Volumes II, III & IV lack half-titles, else complete and clean throughout. Mixed bindings, LACKING the final volume. Volumes I is first edition, first state; volumes III and IV are first editions. Volume II is a second edition. Folded plate to volume IV with fourteen math models. Hardcover. One of the great books of modern science; Laplace first used the term "Mecanique Celeste" (celestial mechanics) to describe his work. In its sophisticated application of mathematics, Laplace's project successfully explains the solar system's permanent equilibrium, despite the appearance of irregular forces, without reference to God. Laplace's "self-regulating" universe represented an enormous achievement in the creation of the modern mind. From the library of chemist and science historian Sydney Ross. Horblit 63; PMM 252.

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        Large Flowering Sensitive Plant

      London 1799 - The most strikingly beautiful flower plates ever to be printed in England. "The feature of this picture that catches the eye first is the mass of curving threads which comprise the clusters of bright red stamens that sweep gracefully out of the flowers.the dominating visual characteristic of the plant [ Callandria grandiflora (L'H?rit.) Bentham]. There is, however, another character of this plant which is interesting and surprising, but which could not be rendered visually by the artist. It is one of a group which are sensitive to touch, and which when handled fold their leaves sharply in a reaction akin in effect, though brought about in a different way, to the operation of the nervous system in animals, a sight which fascinates most people when they first see it. The plate is noteworthy for its fine background, which plays a large part in the effect it achieves. Intended to represent Jamaica's wooded hills under a bright sky it manages admirably to creat[sic.] the right feeling, helped by the figure gazing in admiration at the plant in full flower in the middle distance and the brightly-coloured humming birds probing the flowers in the foreground for nectar. Philip Reinagle painted the picture, which was engraved by Stadler, [an] engraver of surpassing skill. A very pleasing plate." (Ronald King. The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton . 1981, p.78). Thornton's Temple of Flora is the greatest English colour-plate flower book. ".[Thornton] inherited a competent fortune and trained as a doctor. He appears to have had considerable success in practice and was appointed both physician to the Marylebone Dispensary and lecturer in medical botany at Guy's and St. Thomas's hospitals. But quite early in his career he embarked on his. great work. What Redout? produced under the patronage of L'H?ritier, Marie Antoinette, the Empress Josephine, Charles X and the Duchesse de Berry, Thornton set out to do alone. Numerous important artists were engaged. twenty-eight paintings of flowers commissioned from Abraham Pether, known as `Moonlight Pether', Philip Reinagle, . Sydenham Edwards, and Peter Henderson. The result. involved Thornton in desperate financial straits. In an attempt to extricate himself he organized the Royal Botanic Lottery, under the patronage of the Prince Regent. it is easy to raise one's eyebrows at Thornton's unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing. But he produced. one of the loveliest books in the world" (Alan Thomas Great Books and Book Collecting , pp.142-144). Second state of two of this plate from the Temple of Flora . "I have found two states of this plate. Dunthorne gives a third between my two, and I include his principal differences. Impressions from the first state of the plate are very fine - among the most delicate of all the prints. The sky is worked in fine aquatint, which in the final state. has been entirely removed. In this state, two small circles have been added at the ends of the stamens. In Dunthorne's second state, the shoot at the top end of the stem of the sensitive plant has two tips joined in a point (this should be easily noticeable), while the buds and leaflets have been outlined more clearly. The sky has been re-aquatinted with streaks, and the background too has added aquatint." (Handasyde Buchanan. Thornton's Temple of Flora , 1951, p.17). Hand-coloured and colour-printed aquatint, stipple and line engraving by Stadler. Sheet size: 21 5/8 x 16 6/7 inches.

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        THE PRINCIPLES OF ASTRONOMY: designed for the use of students in the University. + THE PRINCIPLES OF HYDROSTATICS: + THE PRINCIPLES OF FLUXIONS.

      Cambridge, printed by J. Burges, and sold by J. Deighton (& 4 others), 1799.3 works in 1 volume, all by Vince and in the series "The principles of mathematics and natural philosophy". Astronomy: FIRST EDITION 1799, Volume 4 Part II, 8vo, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, numerous diagrams in the text, pages: (2), ii, 341 plus (1) page adverts. Light pale foxing to title page and first few pages, occasionally throughout, occasional small pale mark to margins, a few neat pencil marginalia. Hydrostatics: FIRST EDITION 1796, Volume III Part II, Cambridge, J. Burges, illustrations and diagrams in the text, pages (4), 146, (1) - Errata, followed by 29 page Appendix to Hydrostatics. Very light browning to title page, occasional very light fox spots. Fluxions: FIRST EDITION 1795, Cambridge, J. Burges, Volume II, numerous diagrams in the text, pages: (4), 230, (1) - Corrigenda. Very occasional slight pale foxing, page 159 is duplicated (Prop. XLVII), there are 2 different versions of page 160, (both showing Prop. XLVIII), slightly confusing but nothing is missing. The three parts are bound together in half calf over marbled boards, recently rebacked to style with blind rules, gilt lettered red morocco label. Corners very slightly worn, old endpapers retained, inner paper hinges cracked, binding tight and firm. Very good condition. From 1796 Samuel Vince (1749 - 1821) was Plumian Professor of astronomy and experimental philosophy at Cambridge. His lectures were published in four volumes entitled The Principles of Mathematical and Natural Philosophy (1793 - 99)? his particular subjects being fluxions? hydrostatics and astronomy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Relation abrégée du Voyage de La Pérouse , pendant les années 1785, 1786, 1787 et 1788

      Leipsick, 1799. Octavo, frontispiece, five plates, and a large folding map; contemporary quarter calf, some wear, front joint starting but otherwise a very good copy, bookplate. Rare abridgment. Very scarce abridged version of the La Pérouse voyage, printed in French at Leipzig. The five plates and the large world map, although adjusted to suit the smaller octavo format, are very good indeed. Ferguson knew only the National Library copy, while McLaren also noted a copy in the State Library of Victoria. The attribution of the abridgement of the work to Charles de Villers (1765-1815) is from Barbier.

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        A Summary History of New-England...Comprehending a General Sketch of the American War

      Dedham: Printed for the Author, by H. Mann and J. H. Adams. 1799. First Edition. 8vo; [1-9] 513pp. + 1p. Notes and 2pp. Subscriber's List; contemporary calf with red morocco label on spine gilt-stamped with author and title, joints a trifle rubbed, corners bumped and rubbed, foxing to endpapers, a bit of light foxing scattered through the text, dampstain to top edge and first 9 pages, ex-libris of Bangor Athenaeum and ownership signature of prominent Bangor lawyer, Thomas A. Hill, on front pastedown and repeated on gutter margin of page 25. An attractive copy in a nice contemporary binding. Hannah Adams (1755-1831), born in Medfield, MA, was the first American woman who sought to make her living by writing. She published her first book, AN ALPHABETICAL COMPENDIUM OF VARIOUS SECTS in 1784 which saw several printings in the US and England and a second edition. Adams' MEMOIR (1832) testifies to the difficulty of female authorship during her time. This work, A SUMMARY HISTORY OF NEW-ENGLAND, in particular was the cause of a controversy with two male authors. She followed this book with THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS (1812), and LETTERS ON THE GOSPELS, as well as a posthumously published autobiography. These titles testify to her tenacity and scholarship, which was highly regarded in her day. Thomas A. Hill (1773-1864), the original owner of this book, was among the first lawyers to practice in Bangor Maine. His home, in the Greek Revival style, designed by Richard Upjohn, is now the home of the Bangor Historical Society Museum. NAW I, pp. 9-10. AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS, pp. 12-13. FEMINIST COMPANION, p. 7. WOMEN'S WRITING IN THE UNITED STATES, pp. 9-10. TIMELINES OF AMERICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY, p. 306 ("The first woman to earn her livelihood from writing is Hannah Adams"). THE BOOK OF WOMEN'S FIRSTS, pp. 7-8. Evans 18318.

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        Catalogue Des Livres Rares et curieux, Manuscrits et Imprimés, composant La Bibliothèque De Feu Le Citoyen De Milly

      1799. [Pasted-on label]: Dont la Vente se fera le 2 vendémiaire an 8, [end of label] et jours suivans, à quatre heures de relevée, en sa maison, rue du Bouloy, no. 48. Rédigé par Jannet et Chaillou. Il se trouve à Paris, chez Jannet... & chez Fauvelle et Sagnier... An VII (1799). 8vo. xvi, 512, ii [errata], xv pp. Contemporary boards with red title-shield. A good clean copy. * Catalogue, containing 2527 lots, rich in belles-lettres and history. The introduction by Chaillou tells us that Pierre-François de Milly (1728-1799) was a lawyer at the Parliament of Paris and Procureur au Châtelet. [Grolier Club # 400].

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        Epicteteae philosophiae monumenta. part 1-4. (in 5 vols.) Edidit Schweighaeuser.

      Weidmann Leipzig 1799. Half-cloth 684, 465, 466-969, 504, 540 S. Sehr guter Zustand/ very good, 1799-1800. Greek text with comments in Latin. Vol 1-2: Epicteti Dissertationes. Vol. 4: Simplicii commentarius in Enchiridion. (Schweiger 107a). Very good ex-libr. copies with stamps on title-page and papern back label. Mildly foxed paper.. *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei ***

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        Travels through the States of North America, and the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, during the years 1795, 1796, and 1797.

      London: For John Stockdale, 1799. - 4to., (11 x 8 ¾ inches). 8-page publisher's Advertisement (pale stain to lower corner through p. 80). Fine folding engraved map of "Part of the United States of North America," original hand coloring in outline; 4 full-page engraved maps and plans; fine engraved frontispiece "View of the Rock Bridge"; 10 engraved plates (light scattered spotting). Modern quarter morocco, marbled boards. First edition. "In his account of the United States, Weld found more to criticize than to admire. He deplored slavery and the treatment of the Indians; Americans struck him as rude and covetous; farming methods were 'slovenly.' Although he praised aspects of Philadelphia and New York City, and declared himself to be 'well pleased at having seen as much of [this continent] as I have done,' nevertheless he concluded, 'I shall leave it without a sigh, and without entertaining the slightest wish to revisit it.' Nor did he. "Weld was more favourably impressed by the Canadian provinces. Between July and November 1796 he travelled from Lake Champlain to Montreal and Quebec, returning through Montreal and continuing his journey to Kingston, Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake), Malden (Amherstburg), Detroit, Fort Erie, and into western New York. He declared the scenery from the Upper Town of Quebec to surpass 'all that I have hitherto seen in America, or indeed in any other part of the globe,' and travelling conditions between Quebec and Montreal to be the best in North America. He argued that 'a man of moderate property could provide for his family with much more ease in Canada than in the United States' because the price of land was lower there. Like many other British travellers, then and later, Weld felt more at home in the provinces than in republican America. "Although some of his judgements were obviously rather subjective, Weld's book was a substantial piece of work. He spent more time in North America than did many other travel writers. He was fortunate in his timing: in the 1790s he was able to give an early, sometimes a first, account of many aspects of North American life. Finally, Weld had a special skill in describing the topographical and physical aspects of the country through which he travelled 'on horseback, on foot, and by canoes.' This aspect of the book was strengthened by good maps and by plates made from his own sketches" (G. M. Craig for DCB). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS78. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, n. u. v. Fr. Müller bei Artaria in Wien, "Der Lauf des Donau Stroms von Wien bis in das Schwarze Meer oder Neuester Kriegsschauplatz zwischen Osterreich und der Pforte, welcher das Koenigreich Ungarn, Sclavonien, Sirnien, Siebenbürgen, Bujowina, Croatien, Dalmatien. Bosnien, Servien, Bulgarien, die Walachei, Bessarabien, die Ukraine, Galizien, Mähren, Oesterreich, und Steyermark, & enthält. - Le Cours du Danube ..".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, 1799, 33,5 x 51. Dörflinger, Art. 7; Szantai, Atlas Hungaricus, Seite 22 mit Abb. ( = Artaria 2). - Seltene Einblattdruckkarte bei Artaria, die ganz Ungarn zeigt. Im Westen Wien, im Osten die Donaumündung, im Südwesten die Adria. Über der Karte Kopftitel in deutscher und franz. Sprache, unter der Karte Erklärungen zu den Farben ("Roth ist osterreichisch" usw.) - Tadelloses Exemplar.

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        Demonstratio Nova Theorematis Omnem Functionem Algebraicam Rationalem Integram unius Variabilis in Factores Reales Primi vel Secundi Gradus resolvi posse

      One engraved plate (somewhat browned). 39, [1] pp. 4to, cont. half-calf & marbled boards. Helmstadt: C.G. Fleckeisen, 1799. First edition of Gauss's first book for which he received his doctorate degree; in this rare work Gauss gave the first rigorous proof of the fundamental theorem of algebra. This theorem, which states that every algebraic equation in one unknown has a root, was expressed by Albert Girard, Descartes, Newton, and Maclaurin. Attempts at a proof were made by d'Alembert, Euler, and Lagrange, but Gauss was the first to furnish a rigorous demonstration. This is Gauss's first great work and marks the beginning of an extraordinary ten years which saw the publication of his Disquisitiones Arithmeticae (1801) and his calculation of the orbit of the newly discovered planet Ceres. "Gauss ranks, together with Archimedes and Newton, as one of the greatest geniuses in the history of mathematics."-Printing & the Mind of Man, p. 155. A very good copy. Library stamp on blank portion of title removed and another stamp on final text leaf with circular piece of paper pasted over. On page 26 there are two corrections, presumably in the Gauss's hand. Provenance: Absolutely reliable. ❧ Bell, Men of Mathematics, pp. 218-69. D.S.B., V, pp. 298-315. Smith, History of Mathematics, II, pp. 473-74. .

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        The Woodman at Labor; The Woodman's Repast

      G. Frailing at Mr. Murphy's, London 1799 - A fine pair of images of the rural life of a wood-cutter and his family. Charles Turner is known chiefly as a mezzotint engraver: an area in which he gained a well-deserved reputation for excellence. His best known work in this field was for J.M.W. Turner's 'Liber Studiorum'. The present print supports the assertion that he 'was a [also] good original draughtsman. [He] engraved from his own drawings portraits of J. M. W. Turner, Michael Faraday, William Kitchiner, Joseph Constantine Carpue the surgeon, and John Jackson the pugilist' ( DNB ). Joseph Barney came to London at sixteen and 'studied under Zucchi and Angelica Kauffmann. He gained a premium at the Society of Arts in 1774, and whilst quite young was appointed drawing master at the Royal Military Academy. He held this post for twenty-seven years. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1786. He dealt at first with classical, and afterwards with religious subjects; later he painted domestic life, and. finally. flower painting in the service of the prince regent' ( DNB). Mezzotints, printed in colours and finished by hand, by G. Frailing, after Barney (the first title) and Turner (the second).

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        Asiatic Researches; or, Transactions of the Society , Instituted in Bengal, For Inquiring into the History and Antiquities, The Arts, Sciences and Literature of Asia

      London: printed for J.Sewell; Vernor and Hood, and others, 1799-, 1812. Eleven volumes, quarto, with a total of 132 plates (of which 24 are folding), some handcoloured; a fine set in handsome matching contemporary polished half calf with gilt spines. A magnificent set. The first eleven years of this important publication in a marvellous contemporary binding, from a period when India was the fulcrum of British activity in the region. The journal covers everything from non-Western medicine to mystic poetry, and includes serious scholarly papers such as Sir William Jones On the Hindus - the first paper to demonstrate the unity of the Indo-European languages. Printing and the Mind of Man acknowledges the tremendous importance of Jones' paper 'This slim paper…marks a turning point in the history of linguistics and signalled the birth of comparative philology.' In it Jones first revealed the similarity of Sanskrit, Greek, Gothic and Latin languages; and by so doing gave rise to the new discipline of Indo-European studies. The entry for Jones' On the Hindus included in Printing and the Mind of Man refers to the original slim pamphlet published by the Bengal Asiatic Society in 1788. This London edition of eleven volumes published between 1799 to 1812 reprints the original Calcutta papers of the Society issued from 1784 onwards. Accordingly, Jones' paper forms pp. 415-431 of the first volume published in 1799 of the London edition. The Asiatic Society was instituted in 1784, comprising members of the East India Company stationed in Bengal and further afield alongside merchants, scholars and literati living in Britain with a deep interest in the history and cultures of Asia. The geographical scope of the studies is significant, from Arabia to Indonesia, encompassing the Indian subcontinent, China, Nepal and Tibet. The diversity of articles is astonishing, ranging from ancient history and languages through to natural history, ethnology and astronomy. Interestingly, a number of articles concern the peoples and trading products of South-East Asia including articles on the Andaman Islands and the ethnology of the Nassau Islands off Sumatra. Entries on inter-island trade and natural commodities include a detailed article of ten pages on the varieties of pepper cultivated in Prince of Wales Island (present day Penang in Malaysia). Other antiquarian articles of enduring interest include an examination of an Arabic manuscript of Aristotle, reference to Egypt and the flooding of the Nile in ancient Hindu literature and the Indian cosmology of ecliptic time. Such historical material is published alongside geographical and scientific papers such as the trigonometric survey of India by William Lambton and William Petrie (including a magnificent engraved map of the triangulation method).

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        Poems

      Boston: Manning & Loring, 1799. Duodecimo, embrowned throughout, but a very good copy in modern paper boards. The rarest of all editions. Very rare: the first American edition of this collection of Southey's verse, which includes his "Botany Bay Eclogues" (pp. 57-73). Borrowing from Southey's early radicalism, and infused with the ideas that would lead him to join Coleridge in advocating the utopian ideals of Pantisocracy (not what you think), one of the often ignored aspects of the Botany Bay Eclogues is that they correctly privilege the new Australian society over life in England: they are 'made up of the reminiscences of ordinary people who have been transported to Australia as felons. Some of them remember England with nostalgia, but all have gone through experiences that make Botany Bay seem like a welcome haven.' (Routledge History of English Poetry, p. 10) As an eighteenth-century American printing of Australian interest, this edition is in the company of an extremely small number of other titles: principally the 1794 editions of the Scottish Martyrs Muir and Margarot, and the 1796 Philadelphia edition of Barrington. All editions of this important collection, first published in London in 1797, are rare, none more so than this Boston edition. Ferguson knew only the British Library copy, while the Addenda volume could add no Australian locations. It is now known to be in the American Imprint collection of the National Library of Australia.

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        A Treatise on the Plague and Yellow Feverâ?¦

      8vo contemporary sheep rebacked with cloth, folding table, 568 pp. Binding is worn with chipping at the extremities. Hinges have been reinforced but are still a little weak. Browning and aging to contents, paper is somewhat fragile, and folding table has some tears at the folds, signature on title; still a very respectable copy. Tytler provides a very detailed historical account of the â??great plagueâ??, but more importantly, he discusses the two major infectious disease outbreaks in the United States in 1793 and 1798. His folding table compares the symptoms of the plague and the yellow fever epidemics. This copy is signed by noted surgeon John B. Hamilton (1847-1898) who as the surgeon-general of the Marine Hospital Service helped stop a yellow fever outbreak in 1878 by enforcing a strict quarantine. Sabin 97656. Austin 1940.

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        A Missionary Voyage to the Southern Pacific Ocean , performed in the Years 1796, 1797, 1798, in the Ship Duff

      London: Printed by S.Gosnell for T. Chapman, 1799. Quarto, with six plates and seven maps (most folding), two of the maps with wear at folds, list of subscribers, errata leaf, contemporary manuscript corrections throughout, some offsetting, library stamp of "Devon & Exeter Institution" on title-page verso and final page of text; a fine tall copy in modern red half calf by Sangorski. "Greater Australia" before Flinders. First edition, an attractive copy of the Chapman edition of the Duff voyage. This is the full official account of the first missionary voyage to the South Pacific. The Duff set out for Tahiti in 1796, but visited many island groups, including particularly Tonga and the Marquesas. A new group of islands, the "Duff Group", was discovered among the Santa Cruz Islands. The maps here include a large chart of the Fiji Islands as well as charts of Tongataboo, the Gambier Islands, the Marquesas, Tahiti and the Duff Group; the plates include an engraved view of Rio de Janeiro. Wilson is identified as the author of the main body of the work in the Advertisement, which explains that he put it together from the captain's papers as well as his own, and from the missionaries' reports. The Hill catalogue notes that 'the long "preliminary discourse" was anonymously written by Samuel Greatheed, using the then-unpublished narrative of James Morrison, one of the pardoned Bounty mutineers. Morrison's manuscript was also the source for the extensive appendix on Tahiti. Indeed, William Wilson and James Morrison may be called co-authors of this book…'. According to the map expert Dorothy F. Prescott, 'the Wilson book contained a map that actually used the words "Greater Australia" - taking in Captain Cook's map of the south and east coasts of Van Diemens Land… this map would have influenced Matthew Flinders…'. Flinders is traditionally said to have been the first to use the term "Australia" in a voyage context: the Duff account appeared about fifteen years earlier. There is much of Australian interest in the account of the voyage including a mention of escaped Botany Bay convicts, and the flight of several missionaries from Tonga, where three were killed, to Sydney. Some of the missionaries made their homes in Sydney and founded families later to become important in Australian history.

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        St. Leon: A Tale of the Sixteenth Century

      London: G.G. & J. Robinson, 1799. Four volumes, duodecimo, final blank in vol. 3 preserved, occasional pencil marks; a handsome set in contemporary tan half-calf. "Mr Boyd, we shall drink one bumper more…" First edition of William Godwin's second Gothic novel, presented to Joseph Fidèle Eugène du Bouzet, an officer serving on board the Thétis under Hyacinthe de Bougainville while the French expedition was staying in Sydney. The book was presented to du Bouzet as a "Souvenir de Mr. Boyd, Sydney 21 7bre. [i.e. September] 1825": William Boyd was the Paymaster of the Buffs, the famous regiment then stationed at Port Jackson. Du Bouzet sailed as midshipman second class on the Thétis, and was promoted first class during the course of the voyage. He is mentioned several times in Hyacinthe de Bougainville's journals, usually scampering about Sydney in pursuit of botanical specimens, or on one occasion joining his captain for a stroll in the Botanic Gardens. Du Bouzet had a long Pacific career, later taking part in Dumont d'Urville's second expedition to the Antarctic, and serving as the governor of French Polynesia from 1854 to 1858. Relations between the French and the Buffs were very jolly, in no small part due to Boyd himself. Bougainville's own diary for 12 July 1825 is worth quoting at length: 'Attended a sumptuous dinner given in our honour by Colonel [W.] Stewart and the Mess (the body of officers of the third regiment known as the Buffs). This is the only regiment which enjoys the privilege of crossing London in full military regalia. The dinner was held at the barracks and lasted from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m.; there were endless toasts, and on each occasion, the colonel called upon the officer seated at the other end of the 40-foot-long table, with the words: "Mr. Boyd, we shall drink one bumper more; all ready if you please". Thereupon, the other replied at once: "I am ready, Sir, etc." At which point, he emptied his glass and invited all present to do the same. Each guest did his best, with the result that the poor attorney-general, who was present, as well as several other government officials, had to be carried from the table' (The Governor's Noble Guest, p. 68). To have given a book in Sydney in 1825 was quite a gift, given that locals could still be found complaining about the dearth of reading material. The more so as this is an attractive set of the first edition of William Godwin's novel; perhaps Boyd thought the story of the impoverished French Count Reginald de St. Leon and his discovery of the philosopher's stone might appeal to a junior officer of noble blood (later in life du Bouzet was made Marquis). Godwin's tale was an important influence on his son-in-law Percy Shelley's own Gothic novel St. Irvyne; or, the Rosicrucian and his daughter's Frankenstein, for which he was the dedicatee.

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        New Pantheon of Democratic Mythology

      London: H. Humphrey, 1799. - First Copy in Ninety-One YearsGILLRAY, James. New Pantheon of Democratic Mythology. London: H[annah]. Humphrey, May 7, 1799. Folio (11 3/4 x 9 in; 298 x 228 mm). Hand-colored title and six hand-colored copperplate engravings. A fine set. Housed loose in a blue cloth portfolio with gilt-lettered crimson morocco spine label.OCLC records only one complete set in institutional holdings worldwide, at the Morgan Library. ABPC records only one copy at auction since 1923: this one.The Plates:1. Title."Another series of satirical representations of the [Whig] party, but which appears not to have been completed according to the author's full design. The attributes of the various deities thrown out of the fool's-cap of liberty before the democratic altar, need no explanation" (Wright and Evans 230).2. Hercules Reposing."The great leader of the Whigs [Charles Fox] had at this time seceded from his place in the political arena, and was iving in temporary retirement at St. Anne's Hill. Here has here hung his harp upon the willow, while the apples of discord are rotting at his feet. The political Hercules boasts the skin of an ass, instead of the lion skin of his prototype; and his supposed declining popularity is alluded to by te figure of Fame tottering on the summit of her temple" (Wright and Evans 231).3. Mars."On the fiery zeal of General Walpole, one of the warmest advocates of the liberal principles of the Whig Opposition. The crest of his helmet is a diobolical Sans-culotte, with a cap of liberty on his head" (Wright and Evans 232).4. Harpies Defiling the Feast."The three political harpies [Tierney, Sir J. Shuckborough, and Jekyll] defiling John Bull's favorite roast beef, plum pudding, and porter, with their democratic pollutions" (Wright and Evans 233).5. Cupid."Gillray has introduced Nicholls into his 'New Pantheon' in the character of Cupid. He was blind of one eye, and his features were remarkably plain. His elocution was ungraceful, and his action generally much too vehement. He exhibited the contortions of the Sybil, without her inspiration." (Wright and Evans 234).6. The Twin Stars, Castor and Pollux."Two of the Whig politicians of the day [Berkly and Sturt], who were equally celebrated as opponents of the Ministry, and as brewers of ale" (Wright and Evan 235).7. The Affrighted Centaur, and Lion Britanique."The Duke of Bedford was celebrated for his taste for sporting - the turf as well as the chase. However, he is here represented under the form of the Centaur, half man and half horse. The roar set-up against him by the British lion, or at least put into the lion's mouth, was a sufficient subject for alarm" (Wright and Evans 236).Wright and Evans 230-236. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "The Dispatches of Field Marshall the Duke of Wellington During His Various Campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries, and France from 1799 1818 Vols 1 and 2 Only."

      John Murray. Hard Cover Vol. 1. xxx (2) + 575pp. Vol. 2. (6) + 624pp. Page edges red speckles. Half bound in brown leather with marbled paper covered boards. Gilt lettering. Leather is rubbed with some loss on spines. Corners are rubbed and scuffed with loss. Some foxing. Fr

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        PANTOGRAPHIA; CONTAINING ACCURATE COPIES OF ALL THE KNOWN ALPHABETS IN THE WORLD; TOGETHER WITH AN ENGLISH EXPLANATION OF THE PECULIAR FORCE OR POWER OF EACH LETTER

      London: John and Arthur Arch, et. al, 1799. modern full leather, five raised bands, red leather spine label. 8vo. modern full leather, five raised bands, red leather spine label. xxxvi, 320 pages. First edition. (Bigmore & Wyman I,243; Bonacini 647, Lowndes 844,Updike II,120 and Birrell and Garnett 93). Each alphabet is accompanied by a textual description by Fry and demonstrations of the full range of the alphabet. This necessarily involved a large range of type specimens. Fry was probably the most learned founder of his day.

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        A Summary History of New-England...Comprehending a General Sketch of the American War

      Dedham: Printed for the Author, by H. Mann and J. H. Adams. 1799. First Edition. 8vo; [1-9] 513pp. + 1p. Notes and 2pp. Subscriber's List; contemporary calf with red morocco label on spine gilt-stamped with author and title, joints a trifle rubbed, corners bumped and rubbed, foxing to endpapers, a bit of light foxing scattered through the text, dampstain to top edge and first 9 pages, ex-libris of Bangor Athenaeum and ownership signature of prominent Bangor lawyer, Thomas A. Hill, on front pastedown and repeated on gutter margin of page 25. An attractive copy in a nice contemporary binding. & Hannah Adams (1755-1831), born in Medfield, MA, was the first American woman who sought to make her living by writing. She published her first book, AN ALPHABETICAL COMPENDIUM OF VARIOUS SECTS in 1784 which saw several printings in the US and England and a second edition. Adams' MEMOIR (1832) testifies to the difficulty of female authorship during her time. This work, A SUMMARY HISTORY OF NEW-ENGLAND, in particular was the cause of a controversy with two male authors. She followed this book with THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS (1812), and LETTERS ON THE GOSPELS, as well as a posthumously published autobiography. These titles testify to her tenacity and scholarship, which was highly regarded in her day.& Thomas A. Hill (1773-1864), the original owner of this book, was among the first lawyers to practice in Bangor Maine. His home, in the Greek Revival style, designed by Richard Upjohn, is now the home of the Bangor Historical Society Museum. NAW I, pp. 9-10. AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS, pp. 12-13. FEMINIST COMPANION, p. 7. WOMEN'S WRITING IN THE UNITED STATES, pp. 9-10. TIMELINES OF AMERICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY, p. 306 ("The first woman to earn her livelihood from writing is Hannah Adams"). THE BOOK OF WOMEN'S FIRSTS, pp. 7-8. Evans 18318.

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        2 Autograph letters signed plus other materials

      1799-1819. <p>Lacépède, Bernard Germain de (1756-1825). (1) Autograph letter signed, in French, to publisher M. Saugrain. 1 page plus integral address leaf. N.p., &#147;25 ventose, an 7me de la République&#148; (i.e., 15 March 1799). 233 x 188 mm. Top portion of address leaf torn away, not affecting text, lacuna where seal was broken, small marginal tear. (2) Autograph letter signed, in French, to Nicolas Viton de Saint-Allais (1773-1842). 1 page plus integral address leaf. N.p., 19 May 1819. 207 x 175 mm. Light marginal soiling. Together 2 letters, enclosed in cloth portfolio stamped &#147;P.V.H.&#148; in gilt on the front cover; accompanied by several printed items, including 2 engraved portraits of Lacépède, brief extracts from several of his printed works and 2 biographical notices. Very good. </p><p>From French naturalist Lacépède, best known for his collaboration with Buffon on the continuation of the latter&#146;s monumental Histoire naturelle, to which Lacépède contributed eight volumes including the five-volume Histoire naturelle des poissons (1798-1803). These volumes were issued by the French publisher Saugrain, to whom the first letter above is addressed. Saugrain had apparently wanted to feature Lacépède&#146;s name in a prospectus for the Histoire naturelle; Lacépède responded by stating that although he was &#147;as much touched as flattered by the esteem and affection you are pleased to show me,&#148; he was &#147;far from believing&#148; that his name &#147;might add to the success of the edition of the Histoire naturelle that you are undertaking.&#148; He asked Saugrain that if the prospectuses had not yet been printed, &#147;everything concerning me&#148; should be removed &#147;as useless and too little merited.&#148; </p><p>In the second letter, written in the third person to genealogist Nicolas Viton de Saint-Allais, Lacépède informed his correspondent that he was returning &#147;the article [Saint-Allais] was so kind as to send me and to which I made a short addition, because the Mémoires of [Philippe de] Commines were on my desk.&#148; He further promised to send a certified copy of a genealogy to the French city of Vienne, which he would deposit &#147;with great pleasure&#148; in Saint-Allais&#146;s collection. Saint-Allais was the head of the Bureau Générale de la Noblesse de France. &#147;Commines&#148; refers to French historian and diplomat Philippe de Commines (1447-1511), whose Mémoires were published in 1524.</p>

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        Wanderungen der Sele Fum-Hoams. Morgenländische Geschichten, von ihm selbst in sechs und vierzig Abenden erzählt

      Marburg, in der Neuen Akademischen Buchhandlung 1799.. Marburg, in der Neuen Akademischen Buchhandlung 1799.. VIII, 381 S. HLwd. d. 19. Jhdts. Hehres und Triviales 11.451 (wohl vorliegendes Exemplar); nicht bei Fromm und Hayn-Got. V, 274. - Übersetzung der bereits 1723 erschienenen "Les avantures merveilleuses du mandarin Fum-Hoam, contes chinois", eine an den Erzählungen aus Tausendundeiner Nacht angelehnten Geschichte. - Unbeschnittenes, recht gutes Exemplar!

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending An Account of His Studies And Numerous Works, in chronlogical order; a series of his epistolary correspondence and conversations with many eminent persons; and various pieces of his composition, never before published: the whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great-Britian, for near half a century, during which he flourished. In four volumes.

      Dilly,, London, 1799 - 4 Bde. London, Dilly, 1799. XXXI + 1 + 452, 490, 475, 514 S. Priv. HLd. der Zeit. 3. revised and augmented Edition. In engl. Sprache. Es fehlt das Frontispiz (Porträt). Die beiden gefalteten Faksimiles sind vorhanden (Bd. 3 und 4). Pottle 82: 1. Malone Edition. - Besitzsign. a. V., Ebd. m. Gbrsp., R. von Bd. 4 angebrochen, Seiten leicht gebräunt, etw. stockfleckig. - Signature of former owner on endpapers, cover with signs of use, pages slightly browned, some foxing. - Die maßgebliche englische Ausgabe! - S. Johnson (1709 -1784) wohl Englands größter Literat: Dichter, Essaist, Biograph sowie Kritiker. Ab 1737 lebte er in London und schlug sich mehr schlecht als recht durch für "The Gentleman's Magazine". Zwischen 1747 und 1755 schrieb er an seinem wohl bekanntesten Werk "A Dictionary of the English Language". Ab 1762 erhielt er ein jährliche Pension des engl. Regierung, sodaß sich seine Geldsorgen etwas hoben. Johnson's Ruhm ist zum Teil auf den Erfolg von Boswells Biographie zurückzuführen. Man muß jedoch wissen, daß Boswell Johnson erst getroffen hat, nachdem sich J. etabliert hatte. Deshalb ist Johnson in Boswells Buch eher als ruppige aber liebenswerte Person der oberen Kreise beschrieben, denn als der arme um alles kämpfende Schriftsteller, den er den größten Teil seines Lebens war. Englisch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to Maj. James Rennell

      Lincolnshire, 1799. Lincolnshire, 1799. <p>Banks, Joseph (1743-1820). Autograph letter signed to &#147;My dear Major&#148;; i.e. James Rennell (1742-1830). 2 &#150; 1/2 pages. Revesby Abbey, Lincolnshire, August 25, 1799. 225 x 184 mm. Faint pencil sketch accompanied by a column of numbers on the blank verso of the second leaf; some words and phrases underlined neatly in red ink, possibly by the recipient. Fine.</p><p>From noted botanist and patron of science Joseph Banks, who accompanied Captain James Cook on the latter&#146;s famous voyage of discovery to the South Pacific on H.M.S. Endeavour (1768-71). During that voyage Banks described and collected hundreds of species of exotic flora, many of which were then new to science; the genus Banksia, comprising about 170 species native to Australia, is named for him. Banks served as president of the Royal Society from 1778 until his death, and also headed the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, which under his leadership became one of the pre-eminent botanical gardens in the world. Banks&#146; correspondent was geographer and historian James Rennell, who as an officer in the British East India Company was appointed to conduct the first survey of the territory of Bengal; his results were published in A Bengal Atlas (1779). Rennell returned to London in the late 1770s where he devoted himself to geographical research, particularly as pertaining to classical and biblical times. He was elected a member of the Royal Society in 1781 and became close friends with Banks.</p><p> Banks&#146; letter to Rennell discusses Rennell&#146;s The Geographical System of Herodotus (1800), which was then nearing completion. The letter indicates that Rennell was in the habit of submitting work to Banks for his comments and criticism:</p><p> "I return the Lotus Papers with many thanks for the judicious improvements you have made in them. I have made a few also for your consideration, particularly on the subject of your favourite author [Herodotus], whose supposed mistake of the fruit for the root, I hope I have done away. I realy [sic] cannot give you any opinion of the manner in which his part should be introduced, but I incline to allow him a place in the text, in preference to stuffing him into a note. Had I not been pressed for time I should have introduced him in the first instance, but in truth I did not regret my not having him at hand from a full persuasion that you could do him justice, but whether it will be consonant with the due administration of it, to stuff your principal guide into the bottom of a page, & clothe him in small characters like a Dutchman&#146;s little buttons you must decide."</p><p>Herodotus described the white lotus (Nymphaea Lotus) in his account of the Lotus-eaters portrayed in Homer&#146;s Odyssey. The plant is a flowering shrub native to Egypt with edible seeds, fruits and roots. Rennell included in his treatise a historical and botanical dissertation on both the white lotus and the water lotus (Nelumbo); he paid tribute to Banks for his contribution in a footnote on p. 630 in which he stated that &#147;for the following observations on the aquatic lotus, as well as some remarks on the subject of the lotus at large, the Author is indebted to a highly distinguished friend.&#148; </p><p> In the remainder of the letter Banks discussed two chapters on rivers included in Rennell&#146;s Geographical System:</p><p> "I thank you for your two chapters. I read the alluvions especially, with great pleasure. Do you not think that all rivers have at some period been negative streams, discharging themselves into a bay & that these positive rivers which are now making incursions into the territory of the sea, by changing it into dry land, are such as have already completed their first work of filling up the estuary into which they once discharged themselves, which the Rio Plate & the River Ouse will in time also compleat."</p><p> On page 483 of his Geographical System Rennell distinguished between rivers that terminate negatively by emptying into a deep estuary, or positively by forming a projecting delta. Banks in his letter suggests that the first type evolves over time into the second.</p><p>Neil Chambers, editor of The Scientific Correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks 1765-1820 (2006), includes other letters concerning this particular exchange from Rennell to Banks in volume 5 of The Indian and Pacific Correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks, 1768-1820 (2012). Letters both before and after it are also featured in this volume. </p>

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        Histoire des mathematiques . . . Second edition, considerably augmented

      Paris: Henri Agasse, 1799-1802. Paris: Henri Agasse, 1799-1802. <p>Montucla, Jean Etienne (1725-99). Histoire des mathématiques . . . Nouvelle edition, considérablement augmentée, et prolongée jusque vers l&#146;Époque actuel. 4 vols., 4to. [4], viii, 739; [4], 717, [1]; viii, 832; [4], 688pp. 45 folding engraved plates, engraved portraits of Montucla and Lalande. Paris: Henri Agasse, 1799-1802. 255 x 193 mm. 19th century tree sheep, gilt spines with leather labels, a few scratches on covers, very minor edgewear. Minor occasional foxing, but overall a fine set, with all half-titles present. Bookplate of the Bibliotheca Lindesiana in all volumes.</p> <p>Second and most complete edition, considerably expanded from the first edition of 1758. Montucla&#146;s Histoire, the first classical history of mathematics, was &#147;a comprehensive and, relative to the state of contemporary scholarship, accurate description of the development of the subject in various countries. The account also included mechanics, astronomy, optics, and music, which were then considered subdivisions of mathematics&#148; (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). The first edition covered mathematical history only to the end of the 17th century; Montucla had intended to add a third volume covering mathematics to the mid-18th century but was unable to do so at the time. In the 1790s Montucla began working on the second edition of his Histoire, revising and expanding the first two volumes and adding a third devoted to 18th-century mathematics. He died when this volume was in press, however, and the remainder of the second edition was completed (with the assistance of others) by his friend, the astronomer J. J. L. de Lalande (1732-1807). Volume three covers 18th century pure mathematics, optics and mechanics, while the fourth volume covers 18th century astronomy, mathematical geography and navigation. O&#146;Connor, J. J., and E. F. Robertson. &#147;Jean Etienne Montucla.&#148; The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive. N.p., n.d. Web. Accessed 07 Jan. 2013.</p>

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        [Op. 12]. Tre Sonate Per il Clavicembalo o Forte-Piano [Subtitle]: con un Violino Composte, e Dedicate al Sigr. Antonio Salieri primo Maestro di Capella della Corte Imperiale di Vienna &c. &c. ... Opera 12

      Vienna: Artaria e Comp. [PN] 793. [1799]. 2 volumes. Oblong folio. Piano part bound in modern full green cloth boards with black leather label gilt to spine; violin part bound in matching full green cloth wrappers. [1] (title), 2-52; [1] (blank), 2-21, [1] (blank) pp. Engraved throughout. Printed price overwritten in manuscript ("5"). Early ownership signature of "Pachler" and the number "37" in manuscript to recto of first leaf of both parts. Title somewhat foxed and soiled, with some wear to edges; minor foxing throughout, heavier to some leaves; small portions of paper lacking to lower margin of pp. 29/30. Quite a good, wide-margined copy overall. . First Edition. Rare. Kinsky-Halm p. 28. Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 209. Hirsch IV, 249. Schneider Catalogue 289, 81. Hoboken 2, 54. The ownership signature to both parts is intriguing, as the name "Pachler" is closely associated with both Beethoven and Schubert; Schubert, in fact, dedicated his set of 4 songs, op. 106, to the pianist Marie Pachler. From comparisons to documents held at the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna and the Steiermärkisches Landesarchiv in Graz, it is likely that the signature on the present score is that of Karl Pachler, Marie Pachler&#39;s husband. "Karl Pachler (b. Graz, 4 November 1789; d. Graz, 22 October 1850) was a lawyer and brewer. His wife, Marie Leopoldine, née Koschak (b. Graz, 2 February 1794; d. Graz, 10 April 1855), whom he had married in 1816, was a very cultured person and an exceptionally fine pianist. Beethoven, whose acquaintance she made at Vöslau, Lower Austria, in 1817, wrote to her: &#39;I have not found anyone who performs my compositions as well as you do, and I am not excluding our famous pianonists [sic], who are merely technical automatons or show-offs. You are the true nurturer of my spiritual children.&#39; She met him once more in 1823, on which occasion he wrote for her a two-bar farewell, &#39;Das Schöne zu dem Guten&#39;." Clive: Schubert and his World A Biographical Dictionary, pp. 146-147.

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        [K 516]. Grand Quintetto per due Violini due Viole e Violoncello... No. [2]. [Parts]

      Vienna: Artaria et Comp. [PN 315]. [1799]. Folio. Disbound. [1] (title), 9; 8; 1f. (blank), 9; 1f. (blank), 7; 1f. (blank), 7 pp. Engraved. Slightly worn, soiled and foxed. . First Edition, 5th issue. Haberkamp Text p. 285. BUC p. 708. RISM M5990 (no copies recorded in the U.S.). "This is the most famous of the quintets. Its very special key, its dramatic power, its combination of tragedy and tenderness have assured it a unique place in the chamber-music repertoire. Together with the great G-minor Symphony, K. 550 (completed July 25, 1788), it constitutes the most personal music, perhaps, that Mozart ever wrote." Zaslaw & Cowdery, eds.: The Compleat Mozart A Guide to the Musical Works, p. 255.

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        Relation abrégée du Voyage de La Pérouse , pendant les années 1785, 1786, 1787 et 1788?

      Leipsick 1799 - Octavo, frontispiece, five plates, and a large folding map; contemporary quarter calf, some wear, front joint starting but otherwise a very good copy, bookplate. Rare abridgment. Very scarce abridged version of the La Pérouse voyage, printed in French at Leipzig. The five plates and the large world map, although adjusted to suit the smaller octavo format, are very good indeed. Ferguson knew only the National Library copy, while McLaren also noted a copy in the State Library of Victoria. The attribution of the abridgement of the work to Charles de Villers (1765-1815) is from Barbier.

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        Klugheitslehre, praktisch abgehandelt in akademischen Vorlesungen. 2 Bde. Prag, Eisenwanger, 1799. 4 Bll., 412 S.; 392 S. Pp.-Bde. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. RSch. (beschabt, fleckig).

      1799. . Goed. VI, 716, 15.- Erste Ausgabe. - Eine Art 'Knigge' mit teils kuriosen Ansichten. Enthält u.a. Beiträge über Wollust, Ehrgeiz, Habsucht, eheliche Freundschaft, Gönner etc.- Teils etwas stockfleckig, Band 2 durchgehend mit leichtem Feuchtrand.

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        Illustration zum Nibelungenlied: Dietrich von Bern tötet Hagen.

      . Bleistift, auf Velin. 24,5:16 cm. Verso: Bleistiftskizze desselben Motivs. Provenienz: Aus dem Nachlaß der Familie Fellner, Frankfurt am Main. Literatur: V. Schauz, Ferdinand Fellner (1799-1859). Ein Beitrag zur illustrativen Kunst des 19. Jahrhunderts. Diss. Univ. Stuttgart 1975/76, S. 76ff. Vergleichsliteratur: Ausst. Katalog: H.R. Hoetink, Duitse tekeningen uit de 18e en 19e eeuw. Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, 1964, Nr. 31 mit Abb.. Nach dem Jurastudium hat sich der 1825 unter die Advokaten seiner Heimatstadt Aufgenommene autodidaktisch zum Maler ausgebildet. Im Oktober 1825 ging er nach München, wo ihn vornehmlich P. von Cornelius (1783-1867) beeinflusste. 1831 ließ er sich in Stuttgart nieder, wo er bis an sein Lebensende blieb. Seine hervorragendste Bedeutung hat Fellner als Zeichner, der aus Geschichte, Sage und Dichtung mit unerschöpflicher Phantasie immer neue Begebenheiten darstellte und sich dabei bewusst an den Charakter altdeutscher Kunst anschloß. Ein Teil seines zeichnerischen Nachlasses befindet sich heute im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt a.M.

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