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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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        De la littérature considérée dans ses rapports avec les institutions sociales. Seconde édition revue, corrigée et augmentée.

      Paris chez Maradan 1800] an 9 2 vol. in-8 de (4)-394 pp. et (4)-307 pp., veau fauve, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés (reliure de l'époque). « Deuxième édition originale » publiée en octobre 1800. Elle a de plus que la précédente (publiée la même année) une importante préface de 26 pages, jusqu'alors inédite. L'épigraphe tirée de Volney a disparu de la page de titre. Bel exemplaire. Vicaire, VII, 649 ; Longchamp 37-3 ; Escoffier, 105 ; Schazmann, 29.

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        The Sportsman's Companion: or Portraitures, Pedigrees and Performances, of the Most Eminent Race Horses & Stallions, Represented in Variety of Attitudes. Interspersed with Tail-Pieces & Embellishments Alluding to the Sport. Calculated for the Utility and Entertainment of the Nobility, Gentry, Breeders, &c. London, J. Barker, c. 1800.

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

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        The Infant's Library - Complete set of 16 volumes . First editions.

      London: John Marshall, circa 1800. - 16 volumes. Illustrated. 60 x 47 mm, original boards, paper labels. Housed in a custom tray and book-shape slipcase.Rarely found in complete sets. 1. [Alphabet]. Blue boards, pink label. Spine perished.2. [Reading and Spelling] Red boards, green label. Old stitched repairs.3. [Outdoor scenes]. Pink boards, white label. Spine perishing, lacks one label.4. [Things]. Yellow boards, pink labels.5. [Animals]. Yellow boards, pink labels. Spine perished.6. [Outdoor scenes]. Pink boards, white labels. Later paper rebacking.7. [Flowers]. Orange boards, white labels. Spine perished, rear cover detached.8. [Birds]. Orange boards, white labels.9. [Boy's Games]. Black boards, yellow labels. Spine perished, old stitched repairs.10. [Things]. White boards, white labels.11. [Outdoor scenes]. Yellow boards, pink labels. Spine perished.12. [People]. Green boards, orange labels. 13. [Girl's Games]. Orange boards, blue labels. Old stitched repairs, boards detached.14. [Outdoor scenes]. Pink boards, white labels. Rear cover detached.15. [People]. Yellow boards, blue labels.16. A Short History of England. Yellow boards, pink labels. Spine perished, old stitched repairs.Label of May & George Shiers inside case. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Annuaire de la République Française, calculé pour le méridien du Caire, l'an IX de l'ère française. Cairo, de l'Imprimerie Nationale, an IX [1800/1801].

      1800. Small 4to. 68, (2), 48 pp. Title-page printed in red. Contemp. half calf with gilt spine. Rare Cairo imprint. Includes navigational tables, a concordance between the Muslim and the French Republican calendar, and a comparison of French and Egyptian units of measure. Of particular importance is a table of French army in the Orient, showing the members of the administration, of finances, of the Commission of Sciences and Arts, of the Institute, etc. - Only in October 1798 had J. J. Marcel arrived in Cairo with his employees and types to organize the Imprimerie Orientale, thus introducing modern printing to the Arab world. "The expedition of Napoleon Bonaparte to Egypt from 1798 until 1801 was a prelude to modernity. It was to change permanently the traditional Arab world [...] The French brought Arabic typography to Egypt, where it was practised under the supervision [...] of Jean Joseph Marcel [...]. Only a few days after the French troops landed [...] they set up the Imprimerie Orientale et Française there. It was an extraordinarily important turning point. For, leaving aside the Hebrew printing presses in Egypt of the 16th to the 18th centuries, until this date announcements and news adressed to Arabs there, as well as in other parts of the Arab-Islamic world, had been spread only in hand-writing or orally, by criers, preachers or storytellers" (D. Glass and G. Roper, cf. below). - Careful repairs to binding. From the library of the British physician and army surgeon Sir Robert Alexander Chermside (1787-1860) with his bookplate. Rare; only 3 copies in France (Paris, Strasbourg, Lyon). Geiss 17. De Meulenaere 17. OCLC 492265052. Deschamps, L'Imprimerie hors l'Europe, p. 69 & 28. Guémard, p. 25 & 46 ("C'est lui [J. J. Marcel] qui édita [...] les précieux annuaires de l'an VIII et IX"). Cf. D. Glass/G. Roper, The Printing of Arabic Books in the Arab World, in: Middle Eastern Languages and the Print Revolution (Gutenberg Museum Mainz 2002), p. 177-225, at 182.

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        Bestowal of a pension signed ("Bonaparte"). Paris, "seize Fructidor l'an 8" [i. e, 3 Sept. 1800].

      1800. Oblong imperial folio (376:508 mm). 1 p. Assignment to pay a pension of 200 French Francs to Marie Anne Soiron, "Veuve de Jean Louis Lianna". - Counter-signed by Lazare, Minister of War, Comte Carnot, and Hugues-Bernard Maret, duc de Bassano, Napoléon's first secretary. With lithographed letterhead; somewhat dusty; larger tears to folds reinforced, slight defects to edges.

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        Kriegstheater oder Graenzkarte Zwischen Frankreich und Italien Enthaltend Die Staaten des Königs von Sardinien / Savoyen, Piemont, und Montferat / - die Oesterreichische Lombardy - die Republiken Genua, Lucca, und Venedig, modena, Parma u. Mantua, das Bisthum Trient, Tyrol, u. die ganze Scheitz, von Seite Frankreichs die Provence, Dauphine, Languedoc, Lionois, Burgogne und France-comte & c. - zu haben bey Ioh. Walch im Willischen Kunstverlag in Augsburg.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Walch b. Johann Martin Will in Augsburg, um 1800, 49 x 59 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm., S. 649 (Walch) u. S. 666 (Will); Gier-Janota, Augsburger Buchdruck u. Verlagswesen, S. 1303 (Johann Walch) u. S. 421 (Johann Martin Will). - Oben links Titelkartusche; unten rechts im Golf von Genua Meilenzeiger; unten rechts außerhalb des Kartenrandes Verlegersignatur. - Seltener Einblattdruck des Verlegers J.M. Will, der von 1777-1806 in Augsburg tätig war u. seinen Verlag 1806 seinem Schwiegersohn Johann Walch vererbte.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Rom, 24. X. 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 Öffnen der Verschlußmarke (geringf. Buchstabenverlust in der Eingangszeile).

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

      London, Stockdale, 1800. 1800 2 vol in-8° (214 x 138 mm.) de : I. xx, 427 ; II. viii, 376 pp. 1 grande carte dépliante réhaussée en couleur, 15 planches gravées dépliantes. Demi-basane à coins d'époque, dos lisses ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge et bleu, initiales "S.M." dorées en queue, tranches jaunes. Troisième édition anglaise du récit du périple dexploration de deux années d'Isaac Weld en Amérique du Nord. (Les deux premières éditions sont à la même adresse en 1799. Cette troisième édition est la première où l'erreur concernant la planche "View on the Hudson River" est corrigée, à la table et dans la planche, cf. Sabin). Isaac Weld (1774-1856), voyageur, artiste et érudit irlandais, était issu d'une famille érudite et pieuse. Il fut secrétaire puis vice-président de la Royale Dublin Society, fondée en 1731 pour promouvoir et développer lagriculture, les arts, l'industrie, et la science » en Irlande. Persuadé que la population irlandaise serait amenée à émigrer massivement, il séjourna pendant deux années en Amérique du Nord afin dexaminer sur place ce qui attendait ses compatriotes. En 1795, il embarqua à Dublin pour Philadelphie. Accompagné de guides Indiens, il parcourut un territoire compris entre le fleuve Saint-Laurent au nord, la Virginie au sud et la ville de Détroit à louest. Il voyagea en utilisant les moyens de transport les plus variés : à pied, à cheval, en bateau, en canoë et en calèche. Il rencontra les habitants de toutes conditions, dans les villes et les campagnes, y compris George Washington et Thomas Jefferson. Weld dresse un portrait sans concession et plutôt sombre des Etats-Unis : il déplore lesclavage et la façon dont on traitait les Indiens ; il est frappé par la rudesse et lavidité des Américains ; il juge les méthodes de culture du sol « négligées ». Bien quil fasse léloge de certains aspects des villes de Philadelphie et de New York et se déclare « très content davoir vu une aussi grande partie de [ce continent] », il fut plus favorablement impressionné par les provinces canadiennes. Malgré la subjectivité de certains des jugements de lauteur, son ouvrage demeure une uvre importante et digne de foi. Il passa plus de temps en Amérique du Nord que ne le firent beaucoup dautres auteurs de récits du genre. Il décrivit avec un talent particulier les caractéristiques topographiques et physiques de toutes ces régions et, grâce à de bonnes cartes et à des gravures tirées de ses propres croquis, il donna du relief à cet aspect de son ouvrage. Jeune et intrépide, curieux et observateur, Isaac Weld a laissé un témoignage dun grand intérêt par la diversité des thèmes abordés et par son ouverture desprit. Il publia son récit à son retour, à la fin de lannée 1797, et bien que peu flatteur pour les patriotes américains, le livre aura un grand succès auprès du public et connaîtra des traductions dans plusieurs langues. Louvrage est joliment illustré de vues et cartes, dont une très grande carte dépliante en couleur « Parts of the United States of North America ». Bel exemplaire. 2 vols. 8vo. 1 hand-coloured folding map, 15 engraved plates (most folding). Contemporary half sheep. Third English edition of two years journey of adventure and exploration in North America. In 1795, Weld sailed from Dublin to Philadelphia. With Indian guides, he explored the vast forests and great rivers. He also visited some great cities and met George Washington. Back in 1797, he published this account: a great publishing success, translated in several languages. Fine copy of this nicely illustrated work. Sabin, 102541.

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        UN DESSIN ORIGINAL : " PAYSAGE - LANDSCAPE" PAR LELU ? - 1800 -

      1800 - Dessins Un dessin original à la Plume et encre brune, lavis brun, Format : 16 centimètres de haut par 29 centimètres de large, sur papier crème, non signé, sans date (1800) SUPERBE.UNIQUE.en bon état (good condition).

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        LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE SIGNEE DU GENERAL NEY au Citoyen REITHER à PROPOS de SA PROPRIETE DE LA MALBRANCHE, DES DEPENSES DE SON PERE, DES RECHERCHE D'UN ANABAPTISTE ET DE LA PENSION ACCORDEE A JEAN NEY SON ONCLE.

      L.A.S. du Général de Division NEY, 1 f. in-quarto sur feuillet contrecollé sur un feuillet ancien, du Quartier Général de l'Armée du Rhin datée du 8 floreal an 8 (28 avril 1800), TEXTE : A "u Citoyen Reither, Les Dépenses Enormes que mon père a faites pour faire valoir la ferme attaché à ma maison m'obligent, mon Cher Reither de renoncer à cette entreprise. Je vous prie donc de me découvrir un anabaptiste pour en prendre soin - vous pouvez lui dire que je suis disposé de lui faire de grands avantages - même de lui céder à un prix Convenable et à.. les ustensibles de labour en harnais et chevaux mais je serai essentiel de l'engager de venir dans le courant de Messidor ou thermidor afin de prendre connaissance de la terre et de son produit. Je compte assez sur votre zèle à me servir pour pouvoir compter sur vos soins. Je vous Salue, SIGNE NËY P.S. Mon oncle Jean Neÿ m'écrit qu'il n'est pas payé de la pension de 24 francs que je lui ai accordé. Informez vous à cet Egard et prévenez moi du motif qui y aurait porté empêchement. GRIFFE du Général NEY". - NEY Michel , duc d'Elchingen, prince de la Moskowa, Maréchal d'Empire, né le 10 janvier 1769 à Sarrelouis en Lorraine (département de la Moselle en 1790, aujourd'hui en Allemagne dans le Land de la Sarre) et fusillé le 7 décembre 1815 place de l'Observatoire à Paris, est un militaire français commandant pendant les guerres de la Révolution et de l'Empire. Le maréchal Ney, qui figure dans la première promotion des maréchaux nommés par Napoléon Ier en 1804, était surnommé par l'Empereur le « Brave des braves » - LA MALGRANGE, Propriété dans l'Est de la famille NEY.

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        Gli Imperi Antichi parte orientale & occidentale

      1800. " EDIZIONE ORIGINALE, COLORITURA COEVA - Due belle e decorative carte geografiche che mostrano l'estensione dell'antico Impero Turco, diviso nella sua regione orientale e occidentale. Tratta dal ""Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni"", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l'ormai obsoleto ""Mercurio Geografico"". Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure questo ""Nuovo Atlante Geografico"". Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, leggere bruniture, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. L'Atlante del Cassini fu ristampato dalla Calcografia Camerale nel primo quarto del XIX secolo, prima del 1839. Solo gli esemplari di prima edizione come questo sono stampati su carta vergata coeva e sono colorati a mano in epoca. Le tirature del XIX secolo sono già su carta meccanica, priva di vergelle, e generalmente in bianco e nero." FIRST EDITION, CONTEMPORARY OUTLINE COLOUR - The Italian painter and engraver, Giovanni Maria Cassini, produced these two map od the urkish Empire decorative divided into eastern and western parts Published in: Nuovo atlante geografico universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni. Roma, Calcografia camerale, 1792 - 1801. Cassini was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives - he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the XVIII century; his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colours and details. Copperplate with fine original hand colour, some foxing, otherwise in very good condition. Roma Rome

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        Dictionnaire raisonné de Physique.

      Paris, Librairie Économique, An VIII de la République (1800). 6 volumes in8 pleine basane flammée, dos lisse orné d'un riche décor doré, 2 étiquettes bleues pour titre et tomaison ; filet guilloché sur coupes, gardes blanches. (Reliure de l'époque). Édition en partie originale : "Seconde édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée par l'auteur. 1fb-26-472p, (4)-480p, (4)-497p, (4)-482p, (4)- 483p, (4)-431p, sur très beau papier vergé. Sans l'atlas. Physique, Chimie, Instruments, Astronomie, Électricité, etc. 1 mors faible, trous de vers aux 1er & 2ème volume, intérieur bel état.

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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. - 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. Manuskript mit Namenszug in der Eingangszeile.

      O. O. u. D. - 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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        manuscriptkaart Muiden.

      MUIDEN, VESTING AAN DE HOLLANDSE WATERLINIE"Plan de la Ville et Forteresse de Muyden"'. Tekening in pen en aquarel vervaardigd rond 1800. Afm. 20 x 27 cm.Reeds in de 16e eeuw ontstond het idee om grote delen van Holland tegelijkertijd te verdedigen, in plaats van het tot dan gebruikelijke systeem om per vesting(-stad) de defensie ter hand te nemen.Door middel van het onder water zetten (inunderen) van grote stukken land, bemoeilijkte men de vijand deze linie te overschrijden. De inlaatpunten voor het water in de linie werden verdedigd door fortificaties (zoals hier te zien in Muiden), evenals de verhoogde wegen (accessen). Met betrekkelijk weinig militairen kon de Waterlinie worden verdedigd.Men liet zo'n 30 cm water op de polderweilanden lopen. Het water was onvoldoende diep om te bevaren en het doorwaden ervan was praktisch onmogelijk, mede omdat alle sloten onzichtbaar waren geworden.Prijs: € 1.150,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        Haru no Nanakusa Ko

      Mikawaya Jinbei, Nagasaki-ya, Edo 1800 - On the origins of the seven famous edible wild herbs of spring: seri, (Oenanthe javanica), nazuna/penpengusa (Shepherd`s purse), hahakogusa (Cudweed), hakobe (Chickweed), koonitabirako (Nipplewort), kabu (Turnip), and daikon (Radish). Seven-herb rice porridge (nanakusa-gayu) is traditionally eaten on January 7th in Japan as part of the Festival of Seven Herbs, or `Nanakusa no Sekku`. Includes 7 p. of illustrations of herbs. Re-binding. Hand-written notes on the first two pages, a tear, and an ex-ownership stamp on the first page. Binding string cut. Minor wormholing. Woodblock-printed. Includes non-original slipcase. 21 p. Text in Japanese. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Reis ter ontdekking van eene noordwestelijke doorvaart, uit de Atlantische in de Stille Zee, gedaan in de jaren 1819 en 1820 door de schepen The Hecla en The Griper...Amsterdam, Johannes van der Hey, 1822. 8vo. With engraved title-page, 1 large folding map and 3 plates (2 folding). Contemporary half calf.

      Sabin 55863; cf. Arctic bibliogaphy 13145; Howgego, 1800-1850, P9; Hill 1311. First edition of the Dutch translation of Parry's account of his voyage in search of the Northwest Passage. Having sailed to the Arctic under John Ross, the English naval officer William Edward Parry (1790-1855) believed that Lancaster Sound could provide the opening to the western sea. Equipped with two ships, the Hecla and the Gripper, he set out to confirm his suspicion in 1819. Parry discovered Prince Regent's Inlet, Melville Sound, and Banks Island, and surveyed the south shores of Barrow Strait. He reached 110° West longitude, but ice halted further westward advance. Parry commanded two further expeditions to the Arctic. "The immediate achievements of these voyages were the charting of hundreds of miles of coastline in the Canadian Arctic archipelago and the collecting of valuable data on Arctic natural history" (Hill).Some occasional minor foxing, a few (water) stains. Binding rubbed along the extremities, sides slightly chafed. Overall in very good condition and only slightly trimmed, leaving generous margins.

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        [MEMORIA SOBRE LOS MEDIOS QUE PODRÁN ADOPTARSE PARA FOMENTAR LAS HACIENDAS EN ÓRDEN AL GANADO VACUNO Y MULAR]

      [Havana: Esteban Boloña, 1800. [6],27,[7]pp. Dbd. Lacking titlepage, with alternate title in manuscript on front cover leaf. Stab holes along gutter margin. Some offsetting on and front and rear cover leaves from other manuscript documents, final printed page with additional manuscript annotation. Browned and foxed. Good. An exceedingly scarce 1800 Havana imprint that publishes a tract from 1797 that delivers instructions and suggests potential improvements for animal husbandry in Cuba. The author, Juan Antonio Morejon, offers advice on the raising of cattle and mules, gives guidance for increasing reproduction, and provides sample budgets outlining the costs for Cuban haciendas of following his guidelines. "Sobre uno y otro punto diré, no solo aquello conduce al mayor aumento de las haciendas, sino tambien á mejorar sus crianzas, pues la felicidad que buscamos, no debe consistir unicamente en la abundancia, sin el requisito de bondad, á qué és tan inclinado nuestro suelo." Recorded in Medina, however we cannot trace any copies currently in institutions or ever to have appeared at auction. SABIN 50589. MEDINA, HABANA 168.

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        Voyage de Guinée, contenant une description nouvelle & très-exacte de cette côte où l'on trouve & où l'on trafique l'or, les dents d'elephant, & les esclaves: ...Utrecht, Antoine Schouten, 1705. Large 12mo (17 x 10 cm). With an engraved author's portrait, an engraved frontispiece and 27 folding engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards.

      Gay 2808; Howgego, to 1800, F58; Tiele 174, note. First edition of the French translation of a work on the trade-settlements on the West Coast of Africa. The author, Willem Bosman (b. 1672), was Chief Factor at Fort Elmina for the Dutch West Indian Company. "He stayed on the coast for fourteen years, his Voyage de Guinée ... being regarded as the first authoritative and detailed account of the West Coast of Africa. It is a major source for the Dutch slave trade during second half of the seventeenth century, and provides an interesting picture of international rivalry, current trade, and the wretched and depraved existence of the European factors stationed permanently at the coast" (Howgego). It contains detailed information of areas which were hardly described by other travellers, and remained the most important source for over a century. The book is written in the form of letters to a friend, Dr. D. Havard, living in the city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.With library stamp. Some occasional spots and one plate heavily browned, but otherwise in good condition, wholly untrimmed. Binding worn along the extremities and spine discoloured.

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        The Three Spaniards. A Romance.

      FIRST EDITION, 3 vols. in 1, a little scattered spotting, some damp-staining in vol. ii,pp. [vi], 295, [1]; [i], 262; [i], 250, 12mo, mid-19th-century half black calf, spine blind tooled in compartments with a gilt roll tool on the raised bands, dark red lettering piece, a bit worn at extremities, lettering piece partly defective, good The rare first edition of one of Walker's numerous Gothic novels in the manner of Ann Radcliffe. There is a laconic Preface, which reads in its entirety: 'In compliance with the present Taste in Literary Amusement, this work is presented to the Public.' ESTC records Bodleian only in the UK, Huntington and Texas in North America, and the Fisher Library in Sydney. COPAC adds NLS. There was another London edition in 1821, 2 in Dublin (the first in 1800), and at least 2 in the US, and it was translated into French.

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        The Baron of Lauderbooke. A Tale.

      FIRST EDITION, with an additional engraved title and an engraved frontispiece, uniformly slightly browned, a few spots,pp. [iii-] viii, [9-] 204, 12mo, contemporary tree calf, spine gilt, black lettering piece, joints cracked, corners worn, sound A rare Gothic tale (though not in Summers) by Dorset's 'forgotten poet' (see Dorset Ancestors on-line). There are 3 entries for this title in ESTC, T57336, collating as here, T57336 calling for 103 pages, and N43384 calling for only 64. All the entries are recorded in very few locations. The tale is also noteworthy dialectically: see http://www.dialectfiction.org/novel.jsp?id=62

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        Description historique et géographique de l'Indostan, traduite de l'anglais par J.B. Bouscheseiche, sur la septième et dernière édition, à laquelle on a joint des Mélanges d'Histoire et de Statistique sur l'Inde, traduits par J. Castéra. + Atlas : Recueil de cartes géographiques pour la description de l'Indostan.

      1800Paris, Buisson, Bosange, Masson et Besson, Treuttel et Würtz (Imp. de Poignée), an VIII (1800). 4 volumes dont un d'atlas. Volumes de texte : 20,5 x 14 cm (R), in-8, XXXVIII - 299 (2) pp., 410 pp., 362 pp., reliure de l'époque en demi-basane fauve, dos lisses richement ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison, toutes tranches jaunes. Volume d'Atlas : 29 x 23 cm (R), in-4, 39 pp. - 11 cartes, la plupart dépliantes et certaines finement rehaussées de couleurs, reliure de l'époque en demi veau glacé, dos lisse orne de filets et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre, tranches marbrées. Edition originale de la traduction. Ex-libris héraldique du comte de Fortis sur chaque premier contreplat des volumes de texte, ex-libris héraldique du vicomte de Bastard d'Estang (château de Dobert), sur le 1er contreplat du volume d'Atlas. Bon exemplaire pour le texte, magré les plats frottés, deux coiffes légèrement accidentées, et des épidermures et des trous de vers sur les mors, très rares rousseurs sur les premiers feuillets. L'atlas, très bien relié, comporte tout juste quelques rousseurs dans certaines marges des cartes et constitue un bel exemplaire.

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        London Illustrated

      Artist: Cruchley GF; Issued in: London; date: c 1800 - Artist: Cruchley, G.F; Issued in: London; date: c. 1800; - Condition: Very good; Book shows 24 big original hand colored LithographyÕs of all interesting places in London with silk paper between each print, index of contents: St.Pauls Kath. Thames Tunnel,Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Marble Arch etc.

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        Red-Billed Toucan (Le Tocan a Collier Jaune). Watercolor and gouache on paper.

      1800 - Jacques Barraband's watercolors of birds are masterpieces of French ornithological illustration. Most of his stunning portraits were done for the distinguished ornithologist François Levaillant, who commissioned the artist to illustrate several of his beautiful publications, including the lavishly illustrated landmark text on African ornithology, Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets (Natural History of Parrots, 1801-05), as well as the dazzling Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de paradis et des rolliers, suivie de celles des toucans et des barbus (Natural History of Birds of Paradise and Rollers, followed by that of toucans and bearded birds, 1801-06). Barraband produced this original watercolor for the latter publication; it stands as a prime example of the artist's mastery of color and texture, and the delicate nuances that set his birds apart from all others. The engravings for the Birds of Paradise are indeed incredibly beautiful and display a scientific accuracy few ornithological artists have been able to achieve. The meticulous hand-coloring displays delicate modulations of tone and color, fine lines, and perfect draftsmanship. Each feather is described by dozens of parallel lines, providing remarkable detail and naturalistic color. Some of the prints are even embellished with touches of gold leaf on the feathers of the cheeks and shoulders of the birds, emphasizing the preciousness of the plates and reproducing the iridescence of the birds' feathers. Still, these engravings are simply no match for the superb watercolor originals which exemplify Barraband's unparalleled ability to render splendidly naturalistic images of exotic birds of all forms. Indeed, the present work is exceptional in richness and tonal variation, as though Barraband is defying the engraver to match the fine detail and sumptuous coloring of the original. The artist presents the red-billed toucan in a signature posture, standing proudly on a perch: a simple composition that allows the bird's dazzling features to speak for themselves. With its legs astride, the body is slightly turned to show the bold contrasts that mark its velvety plumage and the brilliant coloring that gives the red-billed toucan its name. In fact, the original publication describes the bird as le tocan a collier jaune, or "the toucan with the yellow necklace," because of the bright yellow band across its breast, ornamenting the body like the gilded braiding of an aiguillette across an honorific soldier's uniform. The velvety-soft feathers add to the bird's resplendent air; magnificently rendered, their plushness is evoked through the artist's delicate brushwork and incredibly subtle gradations of color, such that the bird almost comes to function as a study of black-on-black and white-on-white, a notoriously difficult technical achievement with a tradition of works devoted to its pursuit being exhibited in the French Salon. Ranging across Western Amazonia, the red-billed toucan is the second largest toucan, and Levaillant's accompanying entry speaks to the difficulty of both representing and classifying this exotic bird. According to the ornithologist, this was a new kind of toucan, or at the very least a subspecies with derivative chromatic variation. Levaillant's hypothesis was on point, for the red-billed toucan, along with Cuvier's toucan, is now considered a subspecies of the white-throated toucan, and interbreeding can produce sometimes misleading color schemes. The other issue Barraband and Levaillant had to contend with was the fact that the birds being studied were stuffed models. This explains why the bare, blue skin around the eye-so striking in the wilderness-is more subtly rendered in the image; Levaillant and Barraband perceptively observed a bluish tint conserved in the eye, though they could not know the brightness it should attain. That the ornithologist and the artist were able to produce such a fine example of the majestic red-billed toucan is thus a testament to Le [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Voyage au Canada pendant les années 1795, 1796 et 1797

      Imp. de Munier - Chez Lepetit jeune, anno 8° (1800). Tre volumi in 8°, pagg. (2), VIII, 321; 344; (2), 294 con 11 belle tavole incise su rame ed una grande carta geografica ripiegata f.t. alla fine del 3° volume; brochure muta coeva, titolo su tassello in carta al dorso. "Ouvrage traduit de l'anglais, et enrichi d'une carte générale du pays, et de onze planches offrant les points de vue, les plus remarquables, et notamment le fameux saut de Niagara". Resoconto del viaggio compiuto dall'irlandese Isaac Weld (1774-1856), che trascorse due anni in Nord America per studiare la fattibilità di un'immigrazione irlandese. Abile restauro marginale all'occhietto del 3° volume e ai dorsi. Alcune tipiche fioriture sparse ma volumi freschi ed ottimi. In barbe. L'edizione originale inglese fu pubblicata nel 1799. Questa è la prima edizione francese. Non comune. Bibliografia: Chadenat 1228; Sabin 30, 102544; Leclerc 96, 2996 (edition XI, 1803).

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        FRANKFURT. "Frankfurt am M=". Gesamtansicht von der Südseite, im Vordergrund Fuhrwerk mit einem Planwagen und zahlreiche Landleute.

      - Altkolorierte Umrißradierung, um 1800, 31 x 51,5 cm. Sehr dekoratives Blatt von makelloser Erhaltung und zauberhaftem Kolorit.

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        FELDZUGE DER OESTREICHER UND RUSSEN IN ITALIEN im Jahe 1799.

      Reinecke, 1800. 2 voll. in - 4 antico, pp. (6), 90; (6), 78, 83 - 88, leg. carta color. rosa coeva. Ai front. sono chiamate più tavole di quelle citate dall'indice delle tavv. al fine del volume. Nel primo vol. sono contenute 3 tavv. (su 4) con le battaglie di Cassano e Verderio. Con una ritr. inc. in rame dell'Arciduca Carlo al secondo vol. e 6 tavv. in rame, ripiegate al fine, raff. le città assediate durante le battaglie di Marengo, Modena, gli assedi lungo il Po nei pressi di Voghera e Piacenza, Novi, Torino Milano e Ferrara, Mantova Tortona e Serravalle. In un capitolo è descritto l'assedio di Mantova incluse le lettere del Barone di Kran (Castellucchio Luglio 1799) e Foissac - Latour (27 Luglio 1799). [209]

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