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        Bulletin des Lois de la Republique, troisième serie

      Imprimerie de la Republique, 1800. Il Bulletin des Lois de la Republique comprende 9 serie: la terza serie (divisa in 9 volumi da Tome Premier a Tome Neuvieme più un'aggiunta per i fascicoli da 357 a 362)concerne il periodo relativo al Consolato e comprende 362 fascicoli e 3846 atti legislativi emessi dal 29 Nivoise an VIII al 27 Floreal an XII. In particolare i nostri 5 volumi comprendono: Volume 1: Anni VIII e IX (1800-1801)Constitution de la Republique Francaise (22 Frimaire VIII- Dicembre 1799) Fascicoli 1-70 (art.1: 19 Nivoise VIII-art.543: 25 Pluviose IX);Volume 2:Anni IX e X (1801)Fascicoli 71-160 (art. 544: 15 Pluviose IX- art.1232: 17 Frimaire X);Volume 3:anni X e XI (1801-1803)Fascicoli 161-240 (art. 1233 20 Frimaire X-art. 2238: 16 Nivoise XI);Volume 4:Anni XI e XII (1802-1803)Fascicoli 241-320 (art, 2239: 27 Brumaire XI-art: 3243: 19 Vendemiaire XII); Volume 5:Anno XII (1803-1804)Fascicoli 321-362 (art. 3244: 15 Vendemiaire XII- art.3847: 27 Floreal XII) Seguono le TABLES CHRONOLOGIQUES e le TABLES ALPHABETIQUES di tutti i fascicoli. In ottavo

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        Memoirs of the Life and Travels of the Late Charles MacPherson, Esq., in Asia, Africa, and America . .

      Edinburgh: Printed for Arch. Constable and Vernor and Hood, 1800, 1800. First edition. NCBEL II, 2028; not in Garside and Schöwerling. Text a bit foxed and smudged, but sound; very good copy.. 8vo, modern brown half morocco, marbled paper boards, black label, gilt lettering, untrimmed. Half-title present. An autobiographical novel by Scottish poet Hector MacNeill (1746-1818) who was sent to the West Indies as a young man in hopes that he would find a vocation as a sailor, but he eventually returned to Scotland and authorship. These memoirs follow Charles MacPherson to the West Indies in his quest for employment and in the process he comments at length on the customs of the islands and in particular "the nature, treatment and possible improvement of the negro in the British and French West India Islands."

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        Brief mit eigenh. Courtoisie und U. ("Votre affectioné Ferdinand"). Bruck [an der Mur?], 30. I. 1800.

      1800. 2 SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 4to. An einen nicht ermittelten Freiherrn, auf der Suche nach einem geeigneten Buchhalter für das Anwesen seiner in Ausschweifungen verfallenden Tochter Maria Leopoldine, der jungen Kurfürstenwitwe von Bayern: "Monsieur le Baron! À l'occasion, que j'ai vu à Brugg le Comte Cristalnigg, Grand Maitre de ma Fille l'Electrice Douairière de Bavière, j'ai été empressé de demander compte de votre santé, me resouvenant toujours avec bien de la reconnaissance des attentions, que vous aves bien voulu témoigner à mes autres enfans, lors de leur sejour à Leybach, dans les malheureuses années 1796 et 1797. En le chargéant à son retour de vous faire mes complimens, je l'ai chargé en outre, de cette lettre persuadé de ne pouvoir mieux m'adresser, pour la demande suivante. Le Comte Cristalnigg, dont la santé m'interesse infiniment de menager possiblement, pour les services importans, qu'avec un devouément complet, il rend auprés de ma fille; m'a avoué l'embarras, et perte de tems, que lui cause, la revision materièlle, et en detail des comptes de la maison de ma fille. En consequence il a été reconnue, et fixée la convenance, de chercher un teneur de livres, ce qu'on appelle en allemand 'Buchhalter' que M. le Comte Cristalnigg pourroit charger de cette besogne deux fois par mois, que d'aprés les regles établiès se forment les comptes de la maison de ma fille. Comme le Comte Cristalnigg n'a su proposer un sujet à cet object, j'ai pense vous prier de vouloir bien d'accord avec lui, m'indiquer un sujet, lequel on puisse deux fois par mois charger de la revision des comptes ce que je vous demande [...]." - Wohlerhalten.

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        WOLFENBÜTTEL. Gesamtansicht über die Oker, links im Hintergrund Braunschweig.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich aus "Der Privilegierte Churfürstlich Sächsische Postillon", um 1800, 18 x 30 cm. Sehr selten. Über der Ansicht Legende von 1 - 13 und im Medaillon Porträt "Wenceslaus". - Auf Einfassungslinie geschnitten und auf blauem Papier alt aufgezogen.

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        L’arte militare ovvero trattato completo dell’esercizio dell’Infanteria, Cavalleria, del Cannone e delle Bombe. Tradotto dal francese. Edizione seconda

      Nella Stamperia di G. Davolio, 1800. 16mo (cm. 16,4), 1 c.nn., 194 pp., 3 cc.nn. e 7 belle tavv. f.t. più volte rip. raffiguranti uniformi, schemi militari e armi. Ottima legatura moderna in mz. pergamena con titolo oro su tassello in pelle al ds. Eccellente esemplare. Non in Melzi. Assai raro.

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        Manuscript-Remedies]

      Late 1800's - 60 pages (2 blank). 16 x 10.5 Handwritten, stitched manuscript, with inscription on rear: "Book of Recipes Containing all the Private recipes of Dr. Nathan Smith, Prof. of Anat. Also many other Recipes of distinguished Physicians of the United States, Copied Verbatim, By J(?) M.B.(early form of M.D.) An intriguing record of remedies attributed to Nathan Smith (1762-1829), founder of the Dartmouth Medical School, cofounder of the University of Vermont College of Medicine, the medical school at Bowdoin College, and the Yale School of Medicine. Additional remedies credited to: Dr. Beach, Dr. Benton, Wm. P. Dawes, Prof. Warren, Prof. Biglow, Dr. Knight, Dr. Jackson, Dr. Burns, Dr. Ives, Dr. Rogers, Dr. Richard Creel, Dr. S. Hanson, Dr. Dorsey, and Dr. Josua Fisher. Remedies are neatly numbered and written in ink. First page with considerable loss, pages stained, stitching holding well. Orig. heavy paper, hand-stitched. Very good [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        An Account of an Embassy to the Kingdom of Ava, Sent by the Governor-General of India, In the Year 1795 [DEDICATION copy]

      London: Printed by W. Bulmer And Co. Cleveland-Row, St. James's; And Sold by Messrs. G. And W. Nicol., Booksellers to His Majesty, Pall-Mall; And J. Wright, Piccadilly, 1800. First edition. Leather Bound. A dedication copy, inscribed to half-title: 'From The Author to Ed. Paul Pilcher 12 March 1805.' Pilcher likely the Edward Paul Pilcher who served as a captain in the 32nd Foot. Dedication copies are uncommon. Fol. 31cm x 24-1/2cm. A later half-calf over original marbled boards, gilt titles to spine. xxiii, [errata], folding map, 503, [1, directions to the binder]. Valued for the first accurate chart of the Irrawaddy River, and one of the most detailed accounts of Burma and the Kingdom of Ava. Symes's prose creates a still enthralling account of his seven month long mission. The first map, general Map of the Birman Empire, intact, with Draught of the River Irrawaddy also in bright, sound condition but with a small tear to one side, not affecting design. With half-title. 18 plates accompanying text, a further eight botanical plates to rear. The main plates were by an Indian artist, Singey Bey, who accompanied the mission, with the botanical plates by Francis Buchan. Dampstaining to some of the plates with light occasional offsetting to adjacent pages but the botanical plates all clean and fresh; browning to page edges, top edge dusted, some occasional spotting to pages, but on the whole a very clean text block. Later endpapers, a few rubs to leather around spine ends, tips, small crack developing to front hinge - nothing serious - with binding tight and firm and the marbled boards unusual in that some faint handwriting can be seen coming through from the presumably recycled paper that had been used. A gift note to second blank, dated 1961.

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        Klappsonnenuhr. Nürnberg, um 1800.

      1800. Holz beklebt mit kolorierten Kupferstichen. Diptychon, auf der Oberseite Polhöhentabelle von europäischen Städten, im Boden eingelassene Kompassbüchse mit gebläuter Stahlnadel. 54 x 85 x 18 mm. Der Deckel mit den Polhöhentabellen gering berieben. Insgesamt schön erhalten mit intaktem Polfaden und Metallscharnier. Vgl. Syndram, Wissenschaftliche Instrumente und Sonnenuhren, Kataloge der Kunstgewerbesammlung Stiftung Huelsmann Bd. 1, Nr. 41.

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        Histoire du Canal du Midi.

      1"connu précédemment sous le nom de Canal du Languedoc". E. O. Avec sa carte dépliante en fin d'ouvrage ainsi que 3 tableaux dépliants ds le livre. TRES RARE. Imp. DUFART, Paris, 1800. Ptt in-8, rel.414 pp. Dos et 4e de couv. à peine abimés, int. clair. FRANCO DE PORT POUR LA FRANCE (envoi en colissimo). Nous sommes ouverts tous les jours, fériés inclus sauf le mardi. FERMETURE ANNUELLE du 15 au 30 novembre inclus.

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        Etymologicon Magnum, or Universal Etymological Dictionary, on a New Plan. With Illustrations Drawn from Various Languages: English, Gothic, Saxon, German, Danish, &c. &c. Greek, Latin,-French, Italian, Spanish,-Galic, Irish, Welsh, Bretagne, &c. The Dialects of the Sclavonic; and The Eastern Languages, Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Sanscirt, Gipsy, Coptic, &c. &c.

      Cambridge: Printed by Francis Hodson, for the Author; and sold by J. Deighton:, Cambridge 1800 - xl,507pp.+xxi (index) Rebound Quarter verum with gilt title on spine & marbled boards bound. Front & rear cover sunned & stained. Edge of covers & front cover peeled. Its spine sunned & stained. All edges sunned. Title page sunned & stained. Corner of 337-339pp. bended. 27.5x22cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Innocent Recreation

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

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        Autograph notes. N. p., [before 1800).

      1800. Oblong small 8vo. 19 pp. Literary excerpts on magnetism (6 numbered pages and 1 unnumbered page in English, the latter probably written later) and from classical authors (Plutarch, Tacitus), on inventors (Newton, Galilei) and scientific themes. - Partly written on the reverse of the fragmented licence of a French merchant sailor.

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        An Account of an Embassy to the Kingdom of Ava, Sent by the Governor-General of India, In the Year 1795 [DEDICATION copy]

      Printed by W. Bulmer And Co. Cleveland-Row, St. James's; And Sold by Messrs. G. And W. Nicol., Booksellers to His Majesty, Pall-Mall; And J. Wright, Piccadilly, London 1800 - A dedication copy, inscribed to half-title: 'From The Author to Ed. Paul Pilcher 12 March 1805.' Pilcher likely the Edward Paul Pilcher who served as a captain in the 32nd Foot. Dedication copies are uncommon. Fol. 31cm x 24-1/2cm. A later half-calf over original marbled boards, gilt titles to spine. xxiii, [errata], folding map, 503, [1, directions to the binder]. Valued for the first accurate chart of the Irrawaddy River, and one of the most detailed accounts of Burma and the Kingdom of Ava. Symes's prose creates a still enthralling account of his seven month long mission. The first map, general Map of the Birman Empire, intact, with Draught of the River Irrawaddy also in bright, sound condition but with a small tear to one side, not affecting design. With half-title. 18 plates accompanying text, a further eight botanical plates to rear. The main plates were by an Indian artist, Singey Bey, who accompanied the mission, with the botanical plates by Francis Buchan. Dampstaining to some of the plates with light occasional offsetting to adjacent pages but the botanical plates all clean and fresh; browning to page edges, top edge dusted, some occasional spotting to pages, but on the whole a very clean text block. Later endpapers, a few rubs to leather around spine ends, tips, small crack developing to front hinge - nothing serious - with binding tight and firm and the marbled boards unusual in that some faint handwriting can be seen coming through from the presumably recycled paper that had been used. A gift note to second blank, dated 1961. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Testament mit U. Königstein , 20. VII. 1800.

      1800. 2 SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 4to. Beiliegend eigenh. adressierter Umschlag an Ferdinand Hauschild. "Würdigster, geliebtester Sohn, Busenfreund, und höchster Wohltäther in allen meinem Noth, Von der größten Schwäche und wahrscheinlich von dem Todt überraschet, werde ich dem höchsten für die Erhaltung meiner gesundes Verstand [!] danken, wenn ich solchen so lang als nöthig das wichtigste zu schreiben behalte [...]". - Peter Aloysius Marquis d'Agdollo trat in das Militär des Kurfürstentums Sachsen ein, kämpfte im Siebenjährigen Krieg mit, wurde 1768 Major, 1769 Flügeladjudant des Prinzen Xaver und Obrister der Schweizergarde. 1764 heiratete er die Witwe des Feldmarschalls Rutowski, die geborene Fürstin Lubomirska; die Ehe wurde aber auf Wunsch Lubomirskas geheim gehalten, weil sie um ihren Rang am Hof fürchtete. Prinz Xaver brauchte d'Agdollo zu geheimen Missionen und die Witwe des Kurfürsten, Maria Antonia, betraute ihn bei ihrer Abwesenheit von Dresden mit Aufträgen. Großes Aufsehen erregte seine plötzliche Verhaftung am 16. September 1776 und Abführung auf die Festung Königstein; er blieb bis an seinen Tod Staatsgefangener. Der Grund seiner Verhaftung blieb geheim; sogar seinen Ministern verschwieg der Kurfürst die Ursache.

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        Les Antiquités Romaines. En 6 TOMES

      1800. IMP. DE COUSOT. 1800. In-8.Carré. Cartonné. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Mors fendus. Quelques rousseurs. 206 + 350 + 390 + 404 + 421 + 376 pages. Papier à la forme. Quelques manques en marges. Coins frottés. Manque sur coiffes en pied des Tomes 1 et 6. Traduites en français par Bellanger. TOME 1 : Préface du traducteur, celles de Denys d'Halicarnasse, et le livre premier. TOME 2 : Livres second et troisième. TOME 3 : Livres quatrième et cinquième. TOME 4 : Livres sixième et septièmes. TOME 5 : Livres huitième et neuvième. TOME 6 : Livres dixième et dernier Introuvable

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        13 erotic watercolours. [Probably Vienna, first half of 19th c.].

      1800. 13 ff. of coloured pencil drawings, numbered 3-5, 8, 15-16, 18-20, 2[1] (?), 22, 31 and 32. About 22 x 16 cm each, matted. Curious collection of obscene watercolours, apparently a product of the Austrian Biedermeier period. Three drawings poke fun at the then-famous vaudevillian athlete, juggler and balance artiste Rappo (the Innsbruck-born Karl von Rapp, 1800-53), giving quite a new meaning to the term "show business". Others employ the setting of a trade fair, depicting the city harlots preparing for work and travelling salesmen in pursuit of lewd entertainment. While nearly all drawings are accompanied by tongue-in-cheek couplets, one has no caption, and another is simply entitled "table-tipping" (not the séance kind). In the circus drawings, Rappo's name was first obscured as "R. Appo" and then - rather crudely - changed to the familiar spelling. - A fine, well-preserved collection, apparently a substantial part of a formerly larger set.

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        Voyage de la Propontide et du Pont-Euxin. Paris, Dentu, 1800-1802.

      1800. 8vo. 2 vols. XII, 168 pp. (4), (169)-416 pp. With 6 folding engr. maps. Contemp. marbled calf with gilt cover borders and double labels to gilt spines. Marbled endpapers. Variant issue of the first edition, probably the second issue altogether. "Le Chevalier had assisted Choiseul-Gouffier in his 'Voyage pittoresque de la Grèce', and was then sent to Jassy to observe Russian troop movements. His work is an account of a journey round the shores of the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea" (Atabey). While Chatzipanagioti-S. differentiates between the first and the second edition, the present variant is not described: the verso of the half-title of vol. 1 shows only the "avis au relieur"; p. 168: "Fin du tome premier"; p. 169 (beginning of text in vol. 2) is unpaginated. Thus, this apparently constitutes the second issue of the first editon. - Lechevalier stood in the service of Choiseul-Gouffier; from 1787 onwards he accompanied Alexander Ipsilanti on a tour of the Mediterranean which lasted several months. The maps show the Sea of Marmara, the Dardanelles, the Black Sea, the Bosporus, Constantinople, and Brussa. - Both title pages have contemporary ownership stamps ("S" with princely crown); a few minor tears to maps have been professionally repaired; some staining to title page of vol. 2. A prettily bound copy, formerly in the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer. Blackmer 995. Weber II, 649. Atabey 697. Graesse IV, 137. Cf. Chatzipanagioti-S. 538f.

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        The Anatomy of Melancholy, What It Is, With All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes, Prognostics, and Several Cures of It.

      London: Printed by J. Cundee for Vernor and Hood et. al., 1800. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Two volumes professionally rebound in marbled boards with leather spines and corners. Frontispiece engraving in each volume. The Ninth Edition, corrected. 461 and 601 pages. Page edges untrimmed. Book plates to front pastedowns. Text blocks somewhat browned, otherwise both volumes are clean, square, solid, and presentable.

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the original tongues; and with the former translations diligently compared and revised.

      An early American Bible with a fascinating creation story. According to Margaret Hills, "The ruby type of this edition is said to have been set up in Scotland and imported [by Hugh Gaine] in page form, ready for printing. The type was apparently kept standing." It is said that Isaiah Thomas bought five hundred copies of this Bible in sheets, due to the delay in the completion of his school edition of the Bible. Provenance: Timothy Hall's family bible ca. 1800). Later in the Howell Bible Collection, Pacific School of Religion (properly released). Evidence of Readership (or Something else -- Engagement?): Former owners and their children have filled the blank endpapers with names and scribbles in pencil and ink; the New Testament title-page verso and an endpaper record important family dates, such as Timothy Hall's marriage to Elizabeth Morgan and Harry Harmon Hall's birth in 1801, while endpapers and blank sections of the Bible have provided scribble space and handwriting practice for Harry and a presumably different Timothy. => All of this endearing, none of it off-putting.

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        Kunglig uppvaktning - Fantasi.

      Tuschlavering, signerad: "Carl Bennet". Odaterad, men i en teknik som Bennet av jämförelsematerial att döma använde under senare delen av sin karriär. 22,5 × 34 cm. Påskrift i blyerts a tergo, "11". - [ENGLISH: Royal scene. A beautiful original wash drawing by Swedish artist C. S. Bennet (1800-1878).] En virtuos lavering i omväxlande mörkt mot ljust och omvänt, miljön ännu oidentifierad. Det är den flertungade flaggan (?) som ger kungliga associationer.

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        Die Schöpfung. Ein Oratorium in drey Abtheilungen. In Musik gesetzt von Joseph Haydn, Doctor der Tonkunst. Wien, Anton Pichler, [um 1800].

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

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        Manuscript Diary - The Pope's Trusted Master of Ceremonies - Life of Borgia - Pope Alexander VI with RARE Papal Grosso Coin

      Vatican 1800 - Rome, circa 1800. Della Vita di Papa Alessandro VI. [The Life of Alexander VI] Primary source manuscript fair copy biography of the Renaissance era's most controversial Borgia Pope Alexander VI drawing directly from the diary writings of his Ceremoniere Johann Burchard (c.1450-1506), protonotary apostolic (PA), made circa 1800 by an unidentified historian or Vatican scholar, centering on the successes of the Pope and featuring the famous yet virtually unobtainable firsthand account of the disputed Papal orgy in the Vatican in 1501, and a dedicatory preface. Text is in Italian. 202 pages with wide margins, the text area measuring approximately 12 x 23 cm. Qto. Half calf over marbled boards, titled and lined in gilt to spine. Bound by bookseller J. Griffiths, 4 Argyle Building, Bath, England, in the early nineteenth century. Original bookbinder's label to front pastedown. Volume measures approximately 27,5 x 20,5 cm. Slight wear to boards, otherwise excellent good condition, content penned in an immaculate hand, leafs crisp and bright, a fine example of a scarce primary source. Together with a rare original Alexander VI Borgia papal grosso coin, made at the Ancona papal Mint during his papacy 1492-1503. Recto features a tiara and keys over a shield of papal arms, and circumference text ALEXANDER VI PONT MAX. Verso shows Saints Peter and Paul standing facing one another, each holding scriptures, one with a sword, the other a key, and text S PAVLVS S PETRVS. Some loss to extremity as is usually the case, otherwise very good condition, retaining a strong impression, and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity by a numismatics expert in Treviso. ITALY, Papal Coinage. Alexander VI (Roderic Llançol de Borja i Borja). 1492-1503. AR Grosso of Rome. Measures approximately 25mm in diameter. CNI XV 10; Muntoni 23; Berman 538. Violenza - guerra - politica - lettera - religiosi pieta - Violence, war, politics, private letters, religious piety - and let us not forget one evening of explicitly immoral sexual revelry - Much of the written text in this volume would be readily confiscated and forever denied by the Papacy who abhor the Libertines that once carried and tainted the sacred title of Pope. This manuscript is a rare surviving scholar's work drawing from Burchard's observations and direct participation in the events and ceremonies of the Vatican, centering largely on Borgia Pope Alexander VI, (Rodrigo Borgia, 1431-1503) who came from Spain, and whom Burchard served the longest. A substantial amount of information also concerns the illegitimate children of Alexander VI, mainly his son Cesare Borgia, whom he made cardinal and prince. A most captivating diary account indeed, complexities of the notoriously opportunistic Borgia affairs unfold in the words of a genuine fifteenth century Vatican resident, the Master of Ceremonies himself, who was not only present but played an important role in events, masses, ceremonies, etc. Notable observations herein include the forming of political alliances, some inexorable acts of revenge, and shocking corruption of the papacy at the dawn of the Protestant Reformation. The description of the scandalous and gratuitous soirée known as the "Banquet of Chestnuts" begins on page 145 and mentions Alexander VI's mistress Vannozza dei Cattanei, suggesting her as the subject of the Pope's motivation for hosting the party, evidently to create jealousy. [Excerpts from the text]. "di modo che attenuazione della [.] Vannozza fece. nelle santi del Vaticano un [.] banchetto. le Dame della citto di Roma. Ballavano alla presenza del Papa. vicario di Christo. che le quali nel ballare facevano atti si disonesti. canaglia, non che di un Pontefice, il quale ne . per maggiore. . e consolazione, che diede ordine. di notte [.] nelle stanze del Vaticano alla presenza del Papa." [To get the attention [?] of Vannozza. in the holy Vatican. was a banquet. the Ladies of citto of Rome . They danced to the presence of the Pope. v

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        Icones plantarum medico-oeconomico-technologicarum cum earum fructus usuque descriptione [...] Abbildungen aller medizinisch-ökonomisch-technologischen Gewächse mit der Beschreibung ihres Gebrauches und Nutzens. Vienna, Joseph Eder, 1800.

      1800. 4to. 2 vols. (out of 10). XVI, 222 pp. IX, (1), 256 pp. With 2 hand-coloured, engraved title pages and 225 hand-coloured, engraved plates (some folding), numbered 1-222, with a/b numbers for 114, 172, 198). Contemp. half calf with giltstamped green spine labels. Marbled endpapers. All edges sprinkled in red. The first two volumes of this rare work of decorative plates showing flowers and other plants, including fruits. Contains the first 225 of a total of 1090 engravings published until 1820. The Viennese physician Vietz, who combined artistic talent with a penchant for botany, began publication of this monumental ten-volume work in 1800; only the first three volumes were edited by him personally. The Natural History Museum, London, described its own copy thus: "Today, the work appears to be of extreme rarity, not being held in any other of the United Kingdom's national or public library collections. Only three copies have been found in North American libraries, of which two are certainly fragile and in need of conservation. One copy is in the Austrian National Library" (Great Flower Books [1990], p. 147). - Clean and well-preserved throughout. Nissen, BBI 2062. Stafleu/Cowan 16.153. Pritzel 9764. Wurzbach 50, 282f.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Rom, 24. X. 1800.

      1800. 1 S. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An Herrn Frauenholz in Nürnberg: "Ihren Wechsel von 200 Wiener Gulden habe ich erhalten, ich fand mich genöthigt 14 Tage zu warten ehe ich ihn verkaufen konnte, dieweil der Cours sehr schlecht stand. Nun habe ich ihn verkauft, und 80 Piaster dafür ausbezahlt bekommen, mehr dafür zu bekommen ist nicht möglich. Mir haben Sie eine große Gefälligkeit erwiesen mir dieses Gelt vorzustreken ich bin Ihnen Derohalben Einmahl verbindlich [...]". - Mit einigen kleinen Notizen zum Umrechnungskurs a. d. H. des Adressaten und kl. Ausschnitt durch

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        Voyage in search of La Pérouse, performed by order of the Constituent Assembly, during the years 1791, 1792, 1973, and 1794

      Two volume set. One of a very few eighteenth century accounts of visits to the western parts of Australia. The author was botanist on the voyage. 'In 1791 Labillardière was appointed as a naturalist to Bruni d'Entrecasteaux's expedition to Oceania in search of the lost ships of Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse. D'Entrecasteaux failed to find any trace of the missing expedition, but his ships visited southwest Australia, Tasmania, the North Island of New Zealand, and the East Indies, where Labillardière, Claude Riche, Étienne Pierre Ventenat assisted by gardener Félix Delahaye collected zoological, botanical and geological specimens, and described the customs and languages of the local Indigenous Australians.'

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        Catalogue des Livres provenant du Fonds d'Ancienne Librairie du Citoyen J. G. Mérigot [ Edition originale ] dont la Vente se fera le 24 Frimaire an IX (15 Décembre 1800, v.st.), & jours suivans, à quatre heures de relevée, en la Salle de Vente du C. Sylvestre, rue des Bons-Enfans, N° 12 [ 24 Frimaire An IX - 15 Décembre 1800 ]

      Chez Guillaume de Bure l'Aîné, J. G. Mérigot 1800 - 1 vol. in-8 br., Chez Guillaume de Bure l'Aîné, J. G. Mérigot, Paris, An IX (1800 v. st.), xii-337-16 pp. (avec le Supplément) Importante et rare édition originale, témoignant de l'une des plus belles ventes de livres organisée au lendemain de la Terreur et du Directoire. "La plus grande partie des Manuscrits de ce Catalogue, vient de la superbe Bibliothèque de MM. de Lamoignon, ainsi que la Collection des Registres du Parlement, en 514 volumes in-folio." Etat très satisfaisant (second plat débroché, bon exemplaire par ailleurs). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Essai sur les combustions humaines produites par un long abus des liqueurs spiritueuses.

      Paris Gabon 1800 In-12 de 100 pp., demi-basane marbrée, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin noir, non rogné (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale rare tirée à 130 exemplaires. Première étude approfondie sur le phénomène des « combustions humaines » à la suite des travaux de Vicq d'Azyr et du docteur Lecat, où Pierre Aimé Lair recense et présente plusieurs cas de combustions radicales d'alcooliques dont la comtesse Bandi et en tire huit « observations générales : 1. Ne se produit que sur les alcooliques 2. Des femmes 3. Agées 4. Allumage accidentel (non spontané) 5. Extémités du corps épargnées 6. L'eau éteint mal ou pas du tout 7. L'incendie ne se propage pas 8. Résidu de cendres grasses et fétides et suie onctueuse, puante et très pénétrante. » Pierre-Aimé Lair (Caen 1769-1853) fut le fondateur et secrétaire de l'académie d'agriculture puis de la société linnéenne de Caen sa ville natale dont il fut l'adjoint au maire puis le conseiller de préfecture de 1811 à 1852. Très bon exemplaire. Caillet, II, 5893 ; Frère, II, 135.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. W[eimar], 20. VIII. 1800.

      1800. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen "lieben Freund": "Hier übersende ich Ihnen die Antwort des Geh. Rath Schmidt [d. i. Johann Christoph Schmidt, Jugendfreund Klopstocks und seit 1788 Goethes Nachfolger als Geheimer Rat]. Vieleicht kommen Sie einen dieser Tage herein u. berichtigten das Geschäfte mit ihm selbst. [L]eben sie recht wohl, empfehlen mich Ihrer beherrscherinn u. tirannin [!] zu Gnaden u. behalten mich lieb [...]". - In der Nachschrift heißt es: "Etl. landes leute haben am vorigen Sonnabend [...] eine box parthie mit hiesigen bauern abgehandelt wo es gewaltige beulen gesezt hat. Hoffentl. werden die Herren nicht klagen, dergl. Dinge muß mann galant verschmerzen wenn mann sich in die verlegenheit gesezt hat".

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        Manuscript Diary - The Pope's Trusted Master of Ceremonies - Life of Borgia - Pope Alexander VI with RARE Papal Grosso Coin

      Vatican, 1800. Rome, circa 1800. Della Vita di Papa Alessandro VI. [The Life of Alexander VI] Primary source manuscript fair copy biography of the Renaissance era's most controversial Borgia Pope Alexander VI drawing directly from the diary writings of his Ceremoniere Johann Burchard (c.1450-1506), protonotary apostolic (PA), made circa 1800 by an unidentified historian or Vatican scholar, centering on the successes of the Pope and featuring the famous yet virtually unobtainable firsthand account of the disputed Papal orgy in the Vatican in 1501, and a dedicatory preface. Text is in Italian. 202 pages with wide margins, the text area measuring approximately 12 x 23 cm. Qto. Half calf over marbled boards, titled and lined in gilt to spine. Bound by bookseller J. Griffiths, 4 Argyle Building, Bath, England, in the early nineteenth century. Original bookbinder's label to front pastedown. Volume measures approximately 27,5 x 20,5 cm. Slight wear to boards, otherwise excellent good condition, content penned in an immaculate hand, leafs crisp and bright, a fine example of a scarce primary source. Together with a rare original Alexander VI Borgia papal grosso coin, made at the Ancona papal Mint during his papacy 1492-1503. Recto features a tiara and keys over a shield of papal arms, and circumference text ALEXANDER VI PONT MAX. Verso shows Saints Peter and Paul standing facing one another, each holding scriptures, one with a sword, the other a key, and text S PAVLVS S PETRVS. Some loss to extremity as is usually the case, otherwise very good condition, retaining a strong impression, and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity by a numismatics expert in Treviso. ITALY, Papal Coinage. Alexander VI (Roderic Llançol de Borja i Borja). 1492-1503. AR Grosso of Rome. Measures approximately 25mm in diameter. CNI XV 10; Muntoni 23; Berman 538. Violenza - guerra - politica - lettera - religiosi pieta - Violence, war, politics, private letters, religious piety - and let us not forget one evening of explicitly immoral sexual revelry - Much of the written text in this volume would be readily confiscated and forever denied by the Papacy who abhor the Libertines that once carried and tainted the sacred title of Pope. This manuscript is a rare surviving scholar's work drawing from Burchard's observations and direct participation in the events and ceremonies of the Vatican, centering largely on Borgia Pope Alexander VI, (Rodrigo Borgia, 1431-1503) who came from Spain, and whom Burchard served the longest. A substantial amount of information also concerns the illegitimate children of Alexander VI, mainly his son Cesare Borgia, whom he made cardinal and prince. A most captivating diary account indeed, complexities of the notoriously opportunistic Borgia affairs unfold in the words of a genuine fifteenth century Vatican resident, the Master of Ceremonies himself, who was not only present but played an important role in events, masses, ceremonies, etc. Notable observations herein include the forming of political alliances, some inexorable acts of revenge, and shocking corruption of the papacy at the dawn of the Protestant Reformation. The description of the scandalous and gratuitous soirée known as the "Banquet of Chestnuts" begins on page 145 and mentions Alexander VI's mistress Vannozza dei Cattanei, suggesting her as the subject of the Pope's motivation for hosting the party, evidently to create jealousy. [Excerpts from the text]. "di modo che attenuazione della [..] Vannozza fece... nelle santi del Vaticano un [...] banchetto... le Dame della citto di Roma... Ballavano alla presenza del Papa... vicario di Christo... che le quali nel ballare facevano atti si disonesti... canaglia, non che di un Pontefice, il quale ne ... per maggiore... ... e consolazione, che diede ordine... di notte [...] nelle stanze del Vaticano alla presenza del Papa." [To get the attention [?] of Vannozza... in the holy Vatican... was a banquet... the Ladies of citto of Rome ... They danced to the presence of the Pope... vicar of Christ... such acts were in the dance is dishonest... rogue, not that of a Pontiff, who will... for more... and as consolation he ordered... at night... in the rooms of the Vatican in the Pope's presence.] Numerous historical leaders, religious and political, appear in the volume, Pope Innocent VIII (predecessor to Alexander VI), Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, Ferdinand I of Naples, Gian Paolo Baglioni an Italian condottiero and lord of Perugia, Cardinal Orsino Orsini Migliorati (1473-1500) who was the husband of a mistress of Pope Alexander VI, Italian military commander Giulio Orsino, to name but a scant few. The author discusses La Guerra di Carlo VIII [Charles VIII's Italian War 1494-98], Cesare Borgia being named Duke of Valentinois in 1498, and a report on the papal conclave of September 1503 during which Pope Pius III was elected to succeed Pope Alexander VI. The preface of this work suggests that the writer was a Catholic scholar or historian closely connected to the King of Spain, possibly employed in his court, and transcribed these pages directly from Pope Alexander VII's commissioned copy of Johann Burchard's diary which was situated in the library of the Palazzo Chigi in Rome at the time. The writer is anonymous although his respect for the Spanish Borgia Pope, and his dedication to "Sacra Real e Cattolica Maestà" [Sacred Royal and Catholic Majesty], indicates that the recipient was a Spanish sovereign, and so, too, the writer was surely Spanish. [Excerpts from the Preface]: Porgo all sue Real mani il parto delle mie debbolezze non già per essere encomiato da Vostra Maestà Cattolica, ma per puramente discoprir [riscoprire?] le quali siano stati li mezzi più efficaci della grandezza di Don Rodrigo Borgia, ora Pontefice Alessandro VI, ... subblime ed alta dignita... e mainere... Sarai questo un puro attestato della mia umilissima servizio professare a Va [Vostra] Maestà... come dalle [Serristasse?] di Palazzo, registrate quelle memorie per conservarle..." [I humbly present to his Royal hands, not for praise from Your Catholic Majesty, but purely to uncover what were the most effective means of greatness of Don Rodrigo Borgia, now Pope Alexander VI... sublime and high dignity... and manners... This will be a pure testimony of my most humble service professed to Your Majesty... as [xx] of the Palace, that year recorded memories to preserve...] For over 150 years, Burchard's diary remained concealed, until Rodrigo Borgia's papal namesake, Pope Alexander VII (Fabio Chigi, 1599-1667) had a scribe make a copy of it for his kinsman, Flavio Chigi (1631-1693), who subsequently, at the end of the seventeenth century, placed it in the enormous library of the Chigi Palace, along with the numerous manuscripts, miniature books and signed documents that he and his uncle had amassed. [Flavio was a powerful Italian Catholic Cardinal from 1657, and was also a Vatican Librarian from 1659 to 1681.] The contents of the diary thus became accessible to historical and liturgical students for a time. As these seventeenth century scholars sought information in its pages, their extracts from it have appeared now and again, albeit a most infrequent occurrence. Johann Burchard (c.1450-1506), also spelled Johannes Burchart or Burkhart was an Alsatian-born priest, famed as a chronicler of the Italian Renaissance. He became a Protonotary Apostolic in February 1481, and was appointed Master of Ceremonies to Pope Sixtus IV in 1483, having bought the office for 450 ducats. He is best remembered for the diary which he kept, privately, from the time of his appointment, through his twenty years as Ceremoniere for Rodrigo Borgio - Pope Alexander VI - and until his death in 1506, which was only three years after the death of Alexander VI, thus essentially being a chronicle of the career and life of the infamous and highly controversial Borgia Pope, and containing the only known firsthand account of the 1501 Vatican orgy. In order to vindicate the reputation of the House of Borgia, some have disputed the accounts of intemperance and debauchery by the Pope, his family and staff. Oddly, the accounts of corruption, murder and other sins are not disputed, and so, the writer's accuracy seems to be of little doubt across the board, except for the embarrassing sexual immoralities dismissed by those few. Burchard's diary was clearly not intended for publication, nor for any other eye than his own. Burchard resided in the Vatican, and as was customary, he kept, for his own private use, a daily record of events. The diary began in 1483 and ended with the death of its author in 1506, during his twenty-three years holding the office of Pontifical Master of the Ceremonies, no fewer than five Popes had been personally known and served by Burchard. As a notable Pontifical sacristan, deriving his income from the Popes with whom he was in daily contact and on friendly terms with, while also being privy to the violent and murderous acts inflicted upon their perceived traitors, he could have no possible object in conjuring or exaggerating events for his private note-book. Burchard's original diary remains securely locked up in the Vatican today. Following are some further excerpts from the text, with elementary attempts at translation: "Della Vita di Papa Alessandro VI. Parte I." [The Life of Alexander VI. Part I] "Avendo Goffredo Borgia Padre di Don Rodrigo... Corona di Spagna... V. M. Cattolica... Figlioli... di Papa Calisto III... la fortuna benefattrice... grande de senatori del popolo Romano... E finalmente piaciuroal Signr Iddio di " [Having Gioffre Borgia, son of Don Rodrigo... Crown of Spain... V. M. Catholic... children... of Pope Callixtus III ... the fortunate benefactor... a great senator of the Roman people...] "E finalmente... al Signore Iddio... mille benedizioni di paradiso.... 3 settembre 1490" [And finally... Lord Iddio... thousand blessings of paradise... 3 September 1490] "Riflessioni dell'Autore" [Author's Reflections.] page 44. "Cesare Borgia era il figlio... ma favorito... che prenda l'abito Cardinalizio..." [Cesare Borgia is the son... favoured... he is made a Cardinal...] page 51. "Carlo VIII Re. di Francia giovane pieno di gloria militare..." [King Charles VIII of France a young man full of military glory...] Page 55. "Cesare conobbe questa verità... che se egli avesse favorito di Romani" [Casare knew this truth.... that if he had favoured the Romans...] "Ma Carlo VIII... perché conobbe che il dar forze all'Amico, diviene... nemico" [But Charles VIII... because he knew that the forces give the friend... becomes... enemy] "Si vienne un parlamento in Peruggia... Gian Pavolo Baglione... tiranno di Peruggia..." [It is a parliament in Perugia... Gian Pavolo Baglione, a tyrant of Perugia...] page 153-54 "La seconda lettera che il Papa scritte al Duca Valentino suo figlio... quale si conserva nel archivio Vaticano... Dato dal [...] Palazzo... e si residenza del Vaticano... li 16 di Marzo 1503." [The second letter that the Pope written to the his son Duke Valentino... which is preserved in the Vatican archives... Given at the [...] palace ... and the residence of the Vatican on 16 March 1503.] "... raccomando a Religiosi la pieta Cristiana... el perdon... " [I recommend to pious religious Christians... forgiveness...] page 189 "Notizie del conclave... Elezione... Viva Papa Pio III... " [News from the conclave... Election... Long live Pope Pius III...] End Excerpts. Burchard's Diary is an Important Primary Source on the History of Papacy from the Late 15th to the Early 16th Centuries. The Banquet of Chestnuts, known also as the Ballet of Chestnuts, refers to a festivity held in the Papal Palace in Rome on 30 October 1501, and hosted by Cardinal Cesare Borgia, son of Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI. An account of the banquet is preserved in a Latin diary by Johann Burchard, Protonotary Apostolic and Master of Ceremonies at the Vatican for twenty-three years. According to Burchard, the banquet was given in Cesare's apartments in the Palazzo Apostolico. Fifty prostitutes or courtesans from Rome were brought in to entertain the guests. With disapproval for the indiscretions, in his private diary Burchard described the scene as a bizarre orgy, the fifty women dancing after dinner with the attendants and others who were present, initially clothed, then nude. After dinner the candelabra with the burning candles were taken from the tables and placed on the floor, and chestnuts were strewn around, which the naked courtesans were instructed collect whilst crawling on hands and knees between the chandeliers, and whilst the Pope, his son Cesare, and daughter Lucrezia observed. Finally, proof of virility was rewarded with prizes such as tunics of silk, shoes, and berets, for guests who could perform sexual acts most often with the courtesans. The binding was made by J. Griffiths, bookseller, stationer, and librarian, at 4 Argyle Building, Bath, England, who is listed in "Gye's Bath directory, corrected to January 1819." . Very Good.

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        WASHINGTONIANA: A COLLECTION OF PAPERS RELATIVE TO THE DEATH AND CHARACTER OF GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON, With A Correct Copy Of His Last Will And Testament; to which are added his legacy to the people of america, &c. &c. &c.

      The Blandford Press, and sold by Ross & Douglas, Petersburgh, Virginia 1800 - 1st edition. A Very Good copy. 8vo., xvi, 95, (1) pp. Bound in new full brown morocco, with title and date on two separate labels on the spine. New binder's end papers, with two original publisher's end papers at the front. Title page and preliminary pages lightly foxed, with light scattered foxing found occasionally through out the text. Mild age-toning of the text. A Very Good copy, handsomely bound. Howes W150. Evans 39017 *** Contains a preface, a "Hasty Sketch" of Washington's biography, as well as the collection of papers and Washington's 'last Will and Testimony'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Veduta del Borgo di Vico presso Como

      1800 ca. Affascinante veduta del Borgo di Vico ripresa dal lago. Il favorevole punto di presa permette di vedere tutte le ville che si affacciavano ed ancora si affacciano sulle acque del Lario, tra le quali si distingue la Villa Raimondi oggi Villa Olmo. Il primo piano, sulla sinistra, è animato dalla presenza di una barca dedita al trasporto delle merci mentre sulla destra una piccola imbarcazione a remi porta a diporto dei turisti. Curioso sottolineare le scene di vita quotidiana che animano la riva del lago: sulla destra un gruppo di donne intente nel lavaggio dei panni, mentre al centro un gruppo di uomini è ritratto intanto che tira le reti da pesca verso riva. Spettacolare coloritura all'acquerello. Perfetta conservazione. Molto rara mm 250x400

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        Veduta di Balbiano lungo il Lago di Como

      1800 ca.. Animata raffigurazione presa dal lago, della famosa Villa Balbiano. A destra lungo il pendio del Dosso d'Avedo si scorge la prestigiosa Villa Balbianello. In primo piano tra le imbarcazioni dedite alla pesca e al trasporto delle merci, anche una piccola barca con a bordo alcuni turisti. Rara incisione facente parte di una serie di vedute del lago, ad opera di Gerolamo Mantelli da Cannobio artista attivo a partire dal 1785. Esemplare dalla suggestiva coloritura coeva.Bibliografia: Margheritis, Sinistri, Invernizzi, Peverelli, Il lago di Como nelle antiche stampe, pag.176, n° 362. mm 259x409

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        Catalogue des Livres provenant du Fonds d'Ancienne Librairie du Citoyen J. G. Mérigot [ Edition originale ] dont la Vente se fera le 24 Frimaire an IX (15 Décembre 1800, v.st.), & jours suivans, à quatre heures de relevée, en la Salle de Vente du C. Sylvestre, rue des Bons-Enfans, N° 12 [ 24 Frimaire An IX - 15 Décembre 1800 ]

      1 vol. in-8 br., Chez Guillaume de Bure l'Aîné, J. G. Mérigot, Paris, An IX (1800 v. st.), xii-337-16 pp. (avec le Supplément) Importante et rare édition originale, témoignant de l'une des plus belles ventes de livres organisée au lendemain de la Terreur et du Directoire. "La plus grande partie des Manuscrits de ce Catalogue, vient de la superbe Bibliothèque de MM. de Lamoignon, ainsi que la Collection des Registres du Parlement, en 514 volumes in-folio." Etat très satisfaisant (second plat débroché, bon exemplaire par ailleurs).

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        Autograph letter signed. Wittenberg, 7. XII. 1800.

      1800. 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. Fine letter of the "father of acoustics" to his publisher Breitkopf & Härtel concerning two articles for the periodical "Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung" ("General music journal"), one of which is a review of Dalberg's work which was published in this year. His review, Chladni demands, shall be printed beyond his name; however, he was not successful for it was printed anonymously (vol. III, 1801, col. 196-200). - The second article (which was in fact "Ueber die wahre Ursache des Consonirens und Dissonirens") can be divided into two parts due to his lenght (col. 337-343 and 353-359). Moreover, he promises to send his review of Grétrys "Versuche über die Musik" ("Experiments in music"). - Tiny folding, and somewhat browned.

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        NÖRDLINGEN. Gesamtansicht.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich aus "Der Privilegierte Churfürstlich Sächsische Postillon", um 1800, 20 x 33 cm. Sehr selten. - Über der Ansicht Legende von 1 - 10 und im Medaillon Porträt "Franciscus I". - Gut erhalten.

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        BULLI, Pietro (Firenze? Operò dal 1825 al 1836 ca.). "All'illustrissimo Signore Raffaello Morghen....""Salvator Rosa dipinse - Pietro Bulli incise - Raffaello Morghen diresse. Impresso in Roma 1894".

      ESEMPLARE IN TIRATURA fine 1800. Bibliografia: La Raccolta Davoli II° vol. pag. 186. ACQUAFORTE E BULINO, f.53x44 cm. ca.

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        Accounts from Inside the Vatican - Borgia Pope Alexander VI From the Diary of Johanne Burchard The Pope's Trusted Master of Ceremonies

      Rome, circa 1800. Della Vita di Papa Alessandro VI. [The Life of Alexander VI] Primary source manuscript fair copy biography of the Renaissance era's most controversial Borgia Pope Alexander VI drawing directly from the diary writings of his Ceremoniere Johann Burchard (c.1450-1506), protonotary apostolic (PA), made circa 1800 by an unidentified historian or Vatican scholar, centering on the successes of the Pope and featuring the famous yet virtually unobtainable firsthand account of the disputed Papal orgy in the Vatican in 1501, and a dedicatory preface. Text is in Italian. 202 pages with wide margins, the text area measuring approximately 12 x 23 cm. Qto. Half calf over marbled boards, titled and lined in gilt to spine. Bound by bookseller J. Griffiths, 4 Argyle Building, Bath, England, in the early nineteenth century. Original bookbinder's label to front pastedown. Volume measures approximately 27,5 x 20,5 cm. A fine example of a scarce primary source. Together with a rare original Alexander VI Borgia papal grosso coin, made at the Ancona papal Mint during his papacy 1492-1503. Recto features a tiara and keys over a shield of papal arms, and circumference text ALEXANDER VI PONT MAX. Verso shows Saints Peter and Paul standing facing one another, each holding scriptures, one with a sword, the other a key, and text S PAVLVS S PETRVS. Retaining a strong impression, and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity by a numismatics expert in Treviso. ITALY, Papal Coinage. Alexander VI (Roderic Llançol de Borja i Borja). 1492-1503. AR Grosso of Rome. Measures approximately 25mm in diameter. CNI XV 10; Muntoni 23; Berman 538. Violenza - guerra - politica - lettera - religiosi pieta - Violence, war, politics, private letters, religious piety - and let us not forget one evening of explicitly immoral sexual revelry - Much of the written text in this volume would be readily confiscated and forever denied by the Papacy who abhor the Libertines that once carried and tainted the sacred title of Pope. This manuscript is a rare surviving scholar's work drawing from Burchard's observations and direct participation in the events and ceremonies of the Vatican, centering largely on Borgia Pope Alexander VI, (Rodrigo Borgia, 1431-1503) who came from Spain, and whom Burchard served the longest. A substantial amount of information also concerns the illegitimate children of Alexander VI, mainly his son Cesare Borgia, whom he made cardinal and prince. A most captivating diary account indeed, complexities of the notoriously opportunistic Borgia affairs unfold in the words of a genuine fifteenth century Vatican resident, the Master of Ceremonies himself, who was not only present but played an important role in events, masses, ceremonies, etc. Notable observations herein include the forming of political alliances, some inexorable acts of revenge, and shocking corruption of the papacy at the dawn of the Protestant Reformation. The description of the scandalous and gratuitous soirée known as the "Banquet of Chestnuts" begins on page 145 and mentions Alexander VI's mistress Vannozza dei Cattanei, suggesting her as the subject of the Pope's motivation for hosting the party, evidently to create jealousy. [Excerpts from the text]. "di modo che attenuazione della [..] Vannozza fece... nelle santi del Vaticano un [...] banchetto... le Dame della citto di Roma... Ballavano alla presenza del Papa... vicario di Christo... che le quali nel ballare facevano atti si disonesti... canaglia, non che di un Pontefice, il quale ne ... per maggiore... ... e consolazione, che diede ordine... di notte [...] nelle stanze del Vaticano alla presenza del Papa." [To get the attention [?] of Vannozza... in the holy Vatican... was a banquet... the Ladies of citto of Rome ... They danced to the presence of the Pope... vicar of Christ... such acts were in the dance is dishonest... rogue, not that of a Pontiff, who will... for more... and as consolation he ordered... at night... in the rooms of the Vatican in the Pope's presence.] Numerous historical leaders, religious and political, appear in the volume, Pope Innocent VIII (predecessor to Alexander VI), Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, Ferdinand I of Naples, Gian Paolo Baglioni an Italian condottiero and lord of Perugia, Cardinal Orsino Orsini Migliorati (1473-1500) who was the husband of a mistress of Pope Alexander VI, Italian military commander Giulio Orsino, to name but a scant few. The author discusses La Guerra di Carlo VIII [Charles VIII's Italian War 1494-98], Cesare Borgia being named Duke of Valentinois in 1498, and a report on the papal conclave of September 1503 during which Pope Pius III was elected to succeed Pope Alexander VI. The preface of this work suggests that the writer was a Catholic scholar or historian closely connected to the King of Spain, possibly employed in his court, and transcribed these pages directly from Pope Alexander VII's commissioned copy of Johann Burchard's diary which was situated in the library of the Palazzo Chigi in Rome at the time. The writer is anonymous although his respect for the Spanish Borgia Pope, and his dedication to "Sacra Real e Cattolica Maestà" [Sacred Royal and Catholic Majesty], indicates that the recipient was a Spanish sovereign, and so, too, the writer was surely Spanish. [Excerpts from the Preface]: Porgo all sue Real mani il parto delle mie debbolezze non già per essere encomiato da Vostra Maestà Cattolica, ma per puramente discoprir [riscoprire?] le quali siano stati li mezzi più efficaci della grandezza di Don Rodrigo Borgia, ora Pontefice Alessandro VI, ... subblime ed alta dignita... e mainere... Sarai questo un puro attestato della mia umilissima servizio professare a Va [Vostra] Maestà... come dalle [Serristasse?] di Palazzo, registrate quelle memorie per conservarle..." [I humbly present to his Royal hands, not for praise from Your Catholic Majesty, but purely to uncover what were the most effective means of greatness of Don Rodrigo Borgia, now Pope Alexander VI... sublime and high dignity... and manners... This will be a pure testimony of my most humble service professed to Your Majesty... as [xx] of the Palace, that year recorded memories to preserve...] For over 150 years, Burchard's diary remained concealed, until Rodrigo Borgia's papal namesake, Pope Alexander VII (Fabio Chigi, 1599-1667) had a scribe make a copy of it for his kinsman, Flavio Chigi (1631-1693), who subsequently, at the end of the seventeenth century, placed it in the enormous library of the Chigi Palace, along with the numerous manuscripts, miniature books and signed documents that he and his uncle had amassed. [Flavio was a powerful Italian Catholic Cardinal from 1657, and was also a Vatican Librarian from 1659 to 1681.] The contents of the diary thus became accessible to historical and liturgical students for a time. As these seventeenth century scholars sought information in its pages, their extracts from it have appeared now and again, albeit a most infrequent occurrence. Johann Burchard (c.1450-1506), also spelled Johannes Burchart or Burkhart was an Alsatian-born priest, famed as a chronicler of the Italian Renaissance. He became a Protonotary Apostolic in February 1481, and was appointed Master of Ceremonies to Pope Sixtus IV in 1483, having bought the office for 450 ducats. He is best remembered for the diary which he kept, privately, from the time of his appointment, through his twenty years as Ceremoniere for Rodrigo Borgio - Pope Alexander VI - and until his death in 1506, which was only three years after the death of Alexander VI, thus essentially being a chronicle of the career and life of the infamous and highly controversial Borgia Pope, and containing the only known firsthand account of the 1501 Vatican orgy. In order to vindicate the reputation of the House of Borgia, some have disputed the accounts of intemperance and debauchery by the Pope, his family and staff. Oddly, the accounts of corruption, murder and other sins are not disputed, and so, the writer's accuracy seems to be of little doubt across the board, except for the embarrassing sexual immoralities dismissed by those few. Burchard's diary was clearly not intended for publication, nor for any other eye than his own. Burchard resided in the Vatican, and as was customary, he kept, for his own private use, a daily record of events. The diary began in 1483 and ended with the death of its author in 1506, during his twenty-three years holding the office of Pontifical Master of the Ceremonies, no fewer than five Popes had been personally known and served by Burchard. As a notable Pontifical sacristan, deriving his income from the Popes with whom he was in daily contact and on friendly terms with, while also being privy to the violent and murderous acts inflicted upon their perceived traitors, he could have no possible object in conjuring or exaggerating events for his private note-book. Burchard's original diary remains securely locked up in the Vatican today. Following are some further excerpts from the text, with elementary attempts at translation: "Della Vita di Papa Alessandro VI. Parte I." [The Life of Alexander VI. Part I] "Avendo Goffredo Borgia Padre di Don Rodrigo... Corona di Spagna... V. M. Cattolica... Figlioli... di Papa Calisto III... la fortuna benefattrice... grande de senatori del popolo Romano... E finalmente piaciuroal Signr Iddio di " [Having Gioffre Borgia, son of Don Rodrigo... Crown of Spain... V. M. Catholic... children... of Pope Callixtus III ... the fortunate benefactor... a great senator of the Roman people...] "E finalmente... al Signore Iddio... mille benedizioni di paradiso.... 3 settembre 1490" [And finally... Lord Iddio... thousand blessings of paradise... 3 September 1490] "Riflessioni dell'Autore" [Author's Reflections.] page 44. "Cesare Borgia era il figlio... ma favorito... che prenda l'abito Cardinalizio..." [Cesare Borgia is the son... favoured... he is made a Cardinal...] page 51. "Carlo VIII Re. di Francia giovane pieno di gloria militare..." [King Charles VIII of France a young man full of military glory...] Page 55. "Cesare conobbe questa verità... che se egli avesse favorito di Romani" [Casare knew this truth.... that if he had favoured the Romans...] "Ma Carlo VIII... perché conobbe che il dar forze all'Amico, diviene... nemico" [But Charles VIII... because he knew that the forces give the friend... becomes... enemy] "Si vienne un parlamento in Peruggia... Gian Pavolo Baglione... tiranno di Peruggia..." [It is a parliament in Perugia... Gian Pavolo Baglione, a tyrant of Perugia...] page 153-54 "La seconda lettera che il Papa scritte al Duca Valentino suo figlio... quale si conserva nel archivio Vaticano... Dato dal [...] Palazzo... e si residenza del Vaticano... li 16 di Marzo 1503." [The second letter that the Pope written to the his son Duke Valentino... which is preserved in the Vatican archives... Given at the [...] palace ... and the residence of the Vatican on 16 March 1503.] "... raccomando a Religiosi la pieta Cristiana... el perdon... " [I recommend to pious religious Christians... forgiveness...] page 189 "Notizie del conclave... Elezione... Viva Papa Pio III... " [News from the conclave... Election... Long live Pope Pius III...] End Excerpts. Burchard's Diary is an Important Primary Source on the History of Papacy from the Late 15th to the Early 16th Centuries The Banquet of Chestnuts, known also as the Ballet of Chestnuts, refers to a festivity held in the Papal Palace in Rome on 30 October 1501, and hosted by Cardinal Cesare Borgia, son of Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI. An account of the banquet is preserved in a Latin diary by Johann Burchard, Protonotary Apostolic and Master of Ceremonies at the Vatican for twenty-three years. According to Burchard, the banquet was given in Cesare's apartments in the Palazzo Apostolico. Fifty prostitutes or courtesans from Rome were brought in to entertain the guests. With disapproval for the indiscretions, in his private diary Burchard described the scene as a bizarre orgy, the fifty women dancing after dinner with the attendants and others who were present, initially clothed, then nude. After dinner the candelabra with the burning candles were taken from the tables and placed on the floor, and chestnuts were strewn around, which the naked courtesans were instructed collect whilst crawling on hands and knees between the chandeliers, and whilst the Pope, his son Cesare, and daughter Lucrezia observed. Finally, proof of virility was rewarded with prizes such as tunics of silk, shoes, and berets, for guests who could perform sexual acts most often with the courtesans. The binding was made by J. Griffiths, bookseller, stationer, and librarian, at 4 Argyle Building, Bath, England, who is listed in "Gye's Bath directory, corrected to January 1819."

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        The Anatomy of Melancholy, What It Is, With All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes, Prognostics, and Several Cures of It.

      Printed by J. Cundee for Vernor and Hood et. al., London 1800 - Two volumes professionally rebound in marbled boards with leather spines and corners. Frontispiece engraving in each volume. The Ninth Edition, corrected. 461 and 601 pages. Page edges untrimmed. Book plates to front pastedowns. Text blocks somewhat browned, otherwise both volumes are clean, square, solid, and presentable. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Aus der Schöpfung von Herrn J. Haydn." Autogr. musical manuscript. Arnsdorf, 6. X. 1800.

      1800. Oblong folio. 5 pp. (4 ff., a full sheet folded twice). Four voices with lyrics. From part II of Joseph Haydn's oratorio: the trio "Zu dir, o Herr, blickt alles auf" ("Poco Adagio"), arranged by the composer's brother for his Arnsdorf male quartet. The caption as well as the postscript (with a statement of provenance) are added by the flautist and violist Georg Johann Schinn (1768-1833), a student and friend of Michael Haydn's: "Von Herrn M. Haydn für 4 Männerstimmen arrangirt zu Armsdorf am 6ten October 1800. Vom Herrn P. Werigand Rettensteiner Pfarrer in Armsdorf die Original Partitur davon erhalten als Hochzeitgeschenk im 2. Dezbr. 1802". - From 1763 onwards, Joseph Haydn's younger brother served for 40 years as leader of the orchestra of Sigismund von Schrattenbach, the Salzburg Archbishop. The Arnsdorfer Benedictine monk Rettensteiner was a close friend who prepared German lyrics, copies, and adaptations for the male choir. For Michael Haydn he also translated numerous pieces of Latin liturgical music into German and collected material on Haydn's life and works. Much of this was used for the earliest biography of Michael Haydn, published by Schinn in 1808 (in collaboration with F. J. Otter). - Traces of an old vertical fold. Untrimmed, the final two leaves remaining uncut.

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        Abdollatiphi Historiae aegypti compendium, arabice et latine. Oxford, J. Cooke, Hanwell & Parker, 1800.

      1800. Small folio (226 x 268 mm). (18), (V)-XXXII, 321, (55) pp. Contemp. full calf with later rebacked giltstamped spine. Abd al-Latif's graphic and detailed "Account of Egypt" in the original Arabic, here edited with a Latin translation (based on that of Edward Pococke the younger) by Joseph White (1745-1814). The Baghdad-born Abd al-Latif (1162-1231), a celebrated physician, historian, Egyptologist and traveller, was one of the most voluminous writers of the Near East in his time. One of the earliest works on Egyptology, this crucial work contains detailed descriptions of ancient Egyptian monuments, as well as a vivid description of a famine caused, during the author's residence in Egypt, by the Nile failing to overflow its banks. On this occasion Al-Latif had opportunity to observe and examine a large number of corpses - one of the earliest examples of a postmortem autopsy. - The Arabic manuscript was discovered in 1665 by Edward Pococke and preserved at the Bodleian Library. Pococke published the Arabic manuscript in the 1680s, and his son translated the work into Latin, though he was only able to publish less than half of his work. In 1800, Joseph White published it (with his own additions) in this present edition, which was then translated into French by De Sacy in 1810. - Bookplate of the City of York Public Library on front pastedown; small stamp of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society on title page. A good, clean, and wide-margined copy. GAL I, 481. Schnurrer 177. Ibrahim-Hilmy I, 3. Brunet I, 9. Graesse I, 3. NYPL Arabia coll. 18. OCLC 31486913.

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        Eigenh. Manuskript mit Namenszug in der Eingangszeile. O. O. u. D.

      1800. 3½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. "Olshausen (Justus), Oberbibliothekar und ordentlicher Professor der orientalischen Sprachen in Königsberg, ein jüngerer Bruder des Vorigen [d. i. Hermann Olshausen], geb. am 9. Mai 1800 in Hohenfelde in Holstein, besuchte die Schulen zu Glückstadt und Eutin und studirte seit 1816 zu Kiel, wo er sich besonders unter Klenker's Leitung auf das Studium der orient. Sprachen legte, das er seit 1819 zu Berlin und dann, auf Kosten der dän. Regierung, zu Paris unter de Sacy fortsetzte. Bei seiner Rückkehr im J. 1823 erhielt er eine außerordentliche Professur in Kiel. Im Auftrag der dän. Regierung ging er 1826 abermals nach Paris, um die Handschriften des Zend-Avesta zu benutzen, deren Abschriften und Collationen er 1828 in Kopenhagen vervollständigte, worauf er die Herausgabe des Zend-Avesta [...] begann; doch ist seitdem nichts weiter erschienen [...]

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        The Periplus of the Erythrean Sea [...] Containing an Account of the Navigation of the Ancients [...] With Dissertations. London, A. Strahan for T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies, 1800-1805.

      1800. Large 4to. 2 vols. XII, 227, (1), 87, (3) pp. XII, (229)-559, (1), 83, (1). With engr. frontispiece in vol. 1, 8 engr. maps (6 folding), and 1 folding table. (Bound with): The Voyage of Nearchus, and the Periplus of the Erythrean Sea. Oxford, Cadell & Davies, 1809. XV, (1), 119, (1) pp. With 1 plate. Contemp. giltstamped English full calf; spines rebacked with original gilt labels. First edition of this rare Middle Eastern geography, published in two parts: 1. From the Sea of Suez to the Coast of Zanguebar; 2. From the Gulph of Elana, in the Red Sea, to the Island of Ceylon. Includes an extensive discussion of the Arabian Peninsula, including sections on Myos Hormus, the Wealth of Arabia, the Coast of Yemen, Aden, Moskha and Omana, Oriental Commerce by the Gulph, etc. Among the plates are a map of the western Arabian coastline, a chart of the Red Sea, and al-Idrisi's famous world map, "a pinnacle of mediaeval cartography as well as of the history of geographical research" (cf. Lex. z. Gesch. d. Kartographie, p. 325; Tooley II, 405). William Vincent (1739-1815) served as headmaster and later Dean of Westminster, and "ancient geography was the subject which Vincent made his chief study" (DNB). Also includes Vincent's edition of the Greek text of the voyage of Nearchus. - Covers rubbed; corners bumped. Traces of old stamps, removed from title pages and half titles. Somewhat browned and brownstained. From the library of the antiquary and bookseller Francis Drake (1828-85), a descendant of the like-named English navigator and privateer, with his engr. bookplate to pastedowns. A good, wide-margined copy. Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 311. DNB LVIII, 364. Graesse VI/2, 325. OCLC 6388867. Not in Atabey, Blackmer, Aboussouan, Weber, Henze, etc.

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        [Kitab Masalik wa-mamalik tasnif ibn Hawqal]. The Oriental Geography of Ebn Haukal, an Arabian Traveller of the Tenth Century. Translated from a Manuscript in his own Possession [...] by Sir William Ousely, Knt. LL.D. London, Oriental Press, Wilson & Co., for T. Cadell, jun., and W. Davies, 1800.

      1800. Large 4to. (4), XXXVI, 327, (1) pp. With 1 folding engr. map. Modern marbled half calf with giltstamped red spine label. All edges marbled. First printed edition of Ibn Hawqal's famous Mediaeval geography "Surat al-'Ard" ("The face of the Earth"), translated by the Oriental scholar William Ouseley (1769-1842), with parallel titles in English and Arabic. - Clearly more than a mere editor, Ibn Hawqal was a traveller who spent much of his time writing about the areas and things he had seen. He spent the last thirty years of his life travelling to remote parts of Asia and Africa. One of his journeys brought him 20 degrees south of the equator along the East African coast. He noticed the large numbers of people living in areas that the Greeks said must be uninhabitable, and his accurate descriptions were very helpful to travellers. The book includes descriptions of Muslim-held Spain, as well as mentions of Yemen, Oman, and Bahrein. - Front cover of contemporary marbled wrapper bound within (old pencil notes on verso). Slight paper defects to title and final page restored. Rare. Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 1252. Gay 2765. NYPL Arabia Coll. 168. The Arabic Books Printed in Europe (King Abdulaziz Public Library) 66. Graesse III, 407. OCLC 83518086.

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        Grammatica linguae mauro-arabicae juxta vernaculi idiomatis usum. Accessit vocabularium latino-mauro-arabicum. Vienna, Camesina, 1800.

      1800. 4to. (8), 136 pp. With 1 folded engraved plate. Uncut, contemporary blue blank wrappers, handwritten labels on spine. First edition. Franz von Dombay (1758-1810), an Austrian orientalist born in Vienna, studied oriental languages at Maria Theresa's academy before being sent as an interpreter to Morocco in 1783, then to Madrid and Agram. In 1792 he was appointed adviser to the secret chancery and interpreter at the Imperial court. He is the author of several esteemed works. This grammar of the "vernacular of the inhabitants of the empire of Morocco", including a Latin-Moorish-Arabic vocabulary, is hailed by Fück as "the first monograph on the Maghreb dialect and the first scientific contribution to the study of Arab dialects". - Slight spine defects, otherwise a good copy. Gay 3396. Brunet, II 800. Fück 151f. Schnurrer 95, 139.

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        KALENDARIO manual y guia de forasteros en Madrid, para el año de 1800

      KALENDARIO manual y guia de forasteros en Madrid, para el año de 1800. En la Imprenta Real, 1800. 2 volumi in - 16° (cm 11,5 x 7) rilegati assieme in piena pelle rossa coeva alle armi reali, artisticamente decorata in oro al dorso e nei piani, taglio dorato. I: 220 pp. con due ritratti del Re e della Regina di Spagna incisi in rame da Rafael Estero nel 1799 da dipinti di Francisco Goya, e una carta geografica della Spagna colorata a mano fuori testo. Frontespizio inciso con l' arme reale. II: Frontespizio inciso come l' atro, 215, (1) pp. Bell' esemplare. Com'è noto tutti gli almanacchi di questa raccolta sono rari. Il presente è impreziosito della splendida legatura e dei ritratti che riproducono fedelmente i dipinti di Goya. Cfr. Palau, 126997 e 83331.

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        Collezione 76 di biglietti da visita, in gran parte commerciali stampati tra la fine del XVIII e la prima meta' del XIX secolo. Area piemontese

      S. e, 1800. Collezione di 76 biglietti da visita, in gran parte di legati ad attivita' commerciali, artigianali ecc. Si tratta di 69 biglietti diversi uno dall'altro, molti presentano decorazioni tipografiche o litografiche, 3 sono incisi all'acquaforte. Rimarchevole quello del 'Negozio della scala', raffigurante l'interno del negozio e quello del fabbricante di coltelli e strumenti chirurgici Francesco Sanmartino che presenta una bordura raffigurante 16 diversi tipi di coltelli, rasoi, forbici ecc. Si tratta in gran parte di attivita' in Torino, tra queste: sarti da uomo, mercanti in telerie, tintori, magazzini di drapperie, Luigi Ferrero confettiere liquorista e profumiere in Carmagnola, sarte da donna, negozianti di mobili, calzolai, orefici, dentisti (che presenta un biglietto utilizzabile anche come ricevuta di una sorta di abbonamento annuale), calzettai, sellai, fabbricanti di ombrelli, negozianti di vino, rhum, e vini foresti, orologiai, fabbricazione di fiori, argentieri, rilegatori, fabbricanti di posate ecc. Di questi 2 sono manoscritti e redatti al verso di 2 carte da gioco. ITA

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        Eighteenth-century illustrated manuscript sample book of harness designs and other elaborate and decorative carriage horse tack. [Vienna, c. 1800].

      1800. 2 vols. Oblong small folio (23.5 x 36.8 cm and 25.4 x 39.4 cm). 66 pen-and-ink, watercolour and gouache drawings of horses, mostly highlighted with silver and gold (one folding), all signed, each within a black ruled border, most trimmed and mounted onto larger sheets at a period date. Early marbled paper spines. Housed in an early calf-backed marbled paper covered faux-book box, metal clasps. Unique illustrated manuscript trade catalogue, with each image depicting a horse in elaborate carriage tack. The drawings were executed by Michael Fölsch himself, one of the foremost Viennese makers and sellers of luxury tack in the early 19th century, to show prospective clients possible designs for their carriage horses. Every single drawing is signed by the artist: Fölsch's talent for draughtsmanship and colouring was hitherto unknown and is remarkable for a leather craftsman who probably never received training as a painter. The breadth and complexity of the designs, and the use of gold and silver, is impressive, underlining the fact that such bespoke equipment was intended for the wealthy elite. - Provenance: first in the equestrian library of the Imperial stablemaster Franz Wenzel Schleichart von Wiesenthal (engraved bookplate on verso of box), who came from a great dynasty of stablemasters and horsebreakers that included his father as well as his two younger brothers Anton Philipp and Johann Joseph; latterly in the collection of Franz Josef II, Fürst von und zu Liechtenstein (1906-89, armorial bookplate).

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        Applausi poetici alla vera rigenerazione del Piemonte operata nel 1799. Dalla divina provvidenza col celebre valore delle armi Austro-Russe. Acqui Terme, Giovanni Francesco Arcasio, [1799?].

      1800. 4to. Title page, (8) pp., final blank f. With woodcut arms (intended as those of the Holy Roman Emperor Francis II) on first leaf. Printed in gold throughout. Set in roman type with incidental italic. Gold-brocade decorated paper wrappers, showing an embossed floral pattern (also including grapes) with hunters, a wild boar, deer and dogs scattered through it, in gold, orange, yellow, lavendar and blue. The paper used to make the wrapper is decorated on both sides (from the same block and with the same colour pattern, but with the the whole on the inside upside down) and another piece of the same decorated paper has been used to reinforce the inside of the fold. In modern clamshell box with red morocco spine label. Verses celebrating the repulsion of the French from the walls of Acqui Terme in Piedmont (between Torino and Genoa) by Habsburg Imperial forces on 17 May 1799 during the War of the Second Coalition (1798-1801). It collates: [A]6 = 6 ll., with only the woodcut arms on A1 (verso blank), the title-page on A2r, a "Madrigale" on A2v, 4 numbered poems on A3r-A4v (the first titled "Sonetto" and the fourth explicitly referring to the military confrontation at Acqui Terme on 17 May 1799) and a "Canzone" on A5r-A5v. A6 is blank. Although the imprint explicitly indicates that it is from Arcasio's printing office and that he is printer to the city of Acqui Terme ("Acqui[:] nella stamperìa di Gio Francesco Arcasio stampatore dèll' illustrissima città."), ICCU records no other work under his name and no other publications at Acqui Terme between 1622 and 1805. It records only one other copy of the present work (at the Biblioteca Federico Patetta at the law department of the University of Torino) and neither it nor the library's own catalogue indicates whether it is printed in gold (nor does it describe the binding). That copy may also lack the initial leaf with the coat of arms and its blank conjugate. We have located no other copy. The book must have been printed in a very limited press run. It is dedicated to the general of the Imperial troops, "Baron de Sekendorff", perhaps the successor to Generalleutnant Carl Friedrich Freiherr van Seckendorff (1736-1796). The author calls himself "Regio Segretaro della Prefettura, ed Accademico Torinese". The arms on the first leaf are clearly intended as the arms of the last Holy Roman Emperor, Francis II (reigned 1792-1806). They show a crowned double-headed eagle with a coat of arms on its breast, but the arms on the breast are somewhat roughly rendered and appear to be in mirror image. - The printing shows through the paper slightly, but both the book and the wrapper are in fine condition, with only slight soiling to the wrapper and a couple very minor stains at the foot margin of the last printed page. An extraordinary and extremely rare piece of occasional printing from the War of the Second Coalition: only one copy on ICCU; not in WorldCat.

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        Catalogue des livres de la bibliothèque de feu A.-C. Patu de Mello, suivi de la notice d'une collection précieuse d'instrumens de physique, de chymie, de mathématiques, d'astronomie, d'optique

      Paris, Veuve Tilliard et Fils, [1800]. 8vo, XII and 250 pages ; original blue wrappers (spine consolidated with new sewing), preserved in modern box. Collecting scientific instruments and books in science and medicine in 1800 The Patu de Mello auction catalogue with manuscript prices This auction catalogue is particularly valuable for the history of collection in Science and Medicine since Patu de Mello had strong scientific interests. The catalogue of his library lists 1957 lots for the books of which for the largest part consisted of books on natural history, medicine, and physical sciences. Furthermore, this auction catalogue is one of the rare antique auctions to list scientific instruments (here with their selling prices) : astronomical instruments, terrestrial and astronomical telescopes, experimental physics, barometers, microscopes (with Dollond, Lincoln Dellebarre and Magny), clocks and general optics. There is a surprisingly large number of English instruments in this French collection (Ramsden, Dollond, Ribright and Nairne). But Patu de Mello also seemed to have a taste for luxurious French instruments like his barometer, clock and microscope signed by Magny, as weel as for innovative instruments like his Berthoud clock and his Dellebarre microscope, both sold for very high prices. A fine copy in its original wrappers giving historical information about collecting in Science in 1800. The leaves given the schedule of this auction was never bound in this copy.

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        Gustave Doré, Drawing for the Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault (Contes de Perrault), Original. Pencil on Paper. 4.5" x 3.5".

      Paris, 1800s Gustave Doré (1832-1883) Original Study Sketch for the Contes de Perrault Illustration. Perhaps for Donkey Skin (Peau d'ane). 4.5" x 3.5", Pencil Drawing, Paper. Flash photo of the drawing is taken to demonstrate original pencil strokes. French writing on the Verso top, illegible until adhesive removed. "Study for the Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault" (Contes de Perrault) by Gustave Doré (1832-1883). Pencil Drawing on Paper. 4.5" x 3.5".

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