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        Stage Design for "La Scala

      ca. 1800. Original black and brown ink and wash. 307 x 414 mm. Ink and pencil sketched study on verso. Near fine.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        The History And Antiquities Of The County Of Leicester. Volume III Part I Containing The East Goscote Hundred

      John Nichols, London 1800 - Contemporary full leather binding, professionally rebacked at some point, a little bumped at the corners, some light rubbing, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Occasional spotting, mainly to the frontis, otherwise in very clean, bright condition. Bearing the bookplate of Thomas Guy Paget Of Sulby & Ibstock, all plates and maps present, a couple of early repairs, one where the paper has darkened a little, some pencil annotations in places, an attractive example. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Clarendon Books P.B.F.A.]
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      Excudebat Isaias Thomas Singulatim et Numerose Eo Vendita Officinae Suae., Wigorniae (Worcester), Massachusetts 1800 - .[478 pgs., plus 2 pages ads].EDITIO PRIMA AMERICANA.Includes a chronological table of the books of the New Testament by Caleb Alexander.Text in Greek, two columns on a page.FIRST EDITION OF THE NEW TESTAMENT PRINTED IN GREEK IN THIS COUNTRY.Original leather backing?.F.F.E.P. and next page missing top fifth of page, does not affect text.Toning.Written notes on endpapers and inside back cover. EVANS 36952, SABIN 56204. VERY RARE. 16mo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books]
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        Death of Captain Cook

      London: circa, 1800. Engraving, 16.5 x 22 cm. (image size), tightly clipped not affecting image and retaining central caption, a good strong impression, mounted. Popular issue. An unusual version of the famous scene at Kealakekua Bay, in a very good impression. Although the original image on which this is loosely based is clearly that of Webber, the engraving bears close comparison with the version of the scene first published by the engraver Alexander Hogg in 1784, and included in the important compendium edited by George William Anderson, {i A New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World} (see Forbes 61). Given that the "Anderson" was much re-issued and copied, it is possible that this print originally derives from one of the later editions.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Ilias kai Odysseia. [Four volumes.]

      Oxonia: ex Ergasteriou Typographikou Akademias 1800 - 5 engraved plates (two portrait busts of Homer, a portrait each of Thomas and Lord Grenville, and a plate depicting a column), plates spotted, some light offsetting to text, pp. viii, 396; [vi], 421, [3, blank]; [vi], 328; [vi], 314, [2], 82, 4to, contemporary red morocco, boards with central gilt stamp of the arms of the Earl of Cawdor, spines lettered in gilt, red morocco doublures with a border of fourteen gilt fillets, edges gilt on the rough, spines sunned, a touch of rubbing to extremities, doublures offset onto endpapers and outermost leaves of each vol., very good One of the rare and spectacular large-paper copies of the Grenville Homer, an edition which rivals the Foulis edition in its scale and bibliophilic attractions. Only 25 copies were printed, and a number of these were used as presentation copies - including this one. The editors, William Wyndham, Lord Grenville, and his brother Thomas Grenville, have inscribed an initial blank ‘From the Two Old Brothers . To their excellent Friend John Frederick Earl of Cawdor, 1829’ (in Thomas’s hand). Tipped in are two letters, one from Lord Grenville and one from Thomas, presenting the book to Lord Cawdor for his library at Stackpole Court.At the time of presentation Lord Grenville was retired from politics (he had been foreign secretary when the book was published, resigning with Pitt’s government before ending up as Prime Minister himself in 1806), while his elder brother Thomas was also relaxing, having since 1818 ‘lived in the company of his friends and his books, and devoted himself to the formation of his splendid library’ (ODNB), which was left to the British Museum after his death in 1846. Lord Cawdor was Lord Lieutenant of Carmarthenshire at this time. ‘This is the most critical edition of Homer which the university of Oxford has published. the work is printed in a handsome Greek type, with very few contractions; and the Large Paper copies are enriched with three very beautiful engravings, two of the busts of Homer and the third an elegant pillar with escutcheons of the Grenville arms’ (Dibdin). This copy also has portraits of Thomas and Lord Grenville. The final section of the fourth volume contains 82 pages of readings provided by Richard Porson from a collation of the Harleian manuscript; in the small-paper copies this section is different setting of type, filling 88 pages.‘At the mention of the large paper Grenville Homer, where is the classical Bibliomaniac who does not sigh at his inability, or want of opportunity, to possess it? -- and, in proportion, rejoice extravagantly on its possession?’ (Dbidin, Library Companion, p. 617). (ESTC T90247, listing no LP copies outside the UK; Dibdin II 61-2)

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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        Ambassade au Thibet et au Boutan. Traduit de l'Anglais avec des notes par J. Castéra.

      F. Buisson, Paris 1800 - 390/ 364 pp. Sans les planches. 2 volumes. 1100 g Légèrement frotté au bord. Bel ensemble avec intérieur très frais Reiurel. orig. en demi-veau vert olive à petits coins, bordé d'un filet doré, plats de papier peint dans les tons, dos lisse doré et orné à froid.

      [Bookseller: de KunstBurg]
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        Teutsche Ornithologie oder Naturgeschichte aller Vögel Teutschlands. Herausgegeben von Borkhausen, Lichthammer und Bekker dem Jüngern.

      - Damstadt, im Verlage der Herausgeber, 1800-1811. Folio (450 x 300mm). 21 parts (of 22), bound in 2 volumes. With 126 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spines with 2 gilt lettered labels (slightly rubbed). A fine large copy of one of the most splendid German bird books. As usual without the last part, which was published in 1817. This final part is almost always lacking due to the interruption of publication by the Napoleonic wars. Our copy contains all the 21 printed upper wrappers to the parts. A great rarity is the title-page which is found in a few copies and here replaced by the printed wrapper to the first part. Many bibliographies consider the work complete in the first edition with 21 parts. The 22nd part was in fact the first part published of the second edition.". a work by which it was attempted to create a German parallel to the sumptuous ornithological works of other countries, notably of France, e.g. Levaillant's works, to which it was compared at that time . and with which it is quite comparable on account of its beautiful plates. These were drawn, engraved, printed, and coloured, by Susemihl in co-operation with his brother, J.Th. Susemihl, and lateron his son, Eduard Susemihl" (Anker 52). "Nicht minder lobenswert ist auch die 'Teutsche Ornithologie', die Johann Conrad Susemihl gemeinsam mit seinem Bruder Johann Theodor und später mit seinen Kindern Eduard und Emilie in Darmstadt mit Hilfe eines Kreises begeisterter Naturfreunde schulf. die Tafeln, die in Stich wie Kolorit zu den Spitzenleistungen des späten Kupferstiches gehören. (Nissen p. 53). The work is frequently listed under Borkhausen.One plate in part 10 lacks small part of lower corner not affecting the illustration, part 11 with some marginal dampstaining at the inner margin.Schlenker 55,1; Nissen IVB, 907; Fine Bird Books 61. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        TA., Residenzschloss, "Ansicht des Fürstl. Residentz- Schlosses in Cassell. - die Hof-Apotheke, Brüderkirche, Eiskeller, und geheime Land,und Kriegs-Cantzlei-Gebäude".

      . Aquarell von "G.k. jun." ( = Johann Gottlieb Kobold ), vor 1800, 45,2 x 70. Johann Gottlieb Kobold ist der Sohn von Johann Wilhelm Kobold.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Scotland Drawn and Engrav'd from a Series of Angles and Astronomical Observations. Published According to Act of Parliament with Improvements till 1800

      Edinburgh and London: Thomas Brown and William Faden. Morocco case with flap worn. Maps G with some light scattered browning, mainly on linen backing. 1800. Improved Edition. Contemporary Morocco case. 300mm x 180mm (12" x 7"). The large folding map comprises 9 separate linen backed hand coloured sheets, each sheet measuring 642mm x 579mm. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Map of Morris's Purchase or West Geneseo in the State of New York: Exhibiting Part of the Lakes Erie and Ontario, the Straights of Niagara, Chautauque Lake and All the Principal Waters . Purchased by the Holland Land Company .

      New York 1800 - A few light stains, else excellent condition. Rare. The first detailed map of New York State west of the Genesee River, in a very strong example. Ellicott produced the map on behalf of the Holland Land Company in order to sell their extensive land holdings in the region. Nestler hails the map as "probably the most important map of western NY when Buffalo was still known as New Amsterdam, and when land companies were luring settlers to this new frontier." It is superbly detailed, as Rumsey notes, in that it shows ¿every tributary of every tributary of every stream.¿ The map is equally precise with regard to towns, townships, reservations, Indian villages and roads. The map displays three and a half million acres purchased in 1792 by the Holland Land Company, a Dutch consortium, from the American banker Robert Morris in a transaction known as ¿The Holland Purchase.¿ Ellicott, operating as agent for the company, established its offices in Batavia, whose advantageous positioning at a crossroads on the Geneseo Road made it an ideal location for administering the sale of the lands surrounding it. Streeter 892; Rumsey 3712; Nestler, H., A Bibliography of New York State Communities, Counties, Towns, Villages p.109; Vail 1223.

      [Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc]
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        Veduta della Piazza della Rotonda

      Paris - Hind 17This is the 5th state We are unable to determin a watermark due to the fact that the plate has been laid on paperThis print is from the First Paris edition of Veduta di Roma and was published between 1800-1807Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and \"like Callot makes great use of the swelling line\" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi\'s own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed architettura dei Romani (On the Magnificence of Roman Architecture, 1761). his romanticized views and imaginary interiors had a profound effect on stage designers, painters of capricci such as Hubert Robert, and even writers: William Beckford, the author of the Gothic novel and Vathek . In the 20th century his imaginary interiors have been admired by the Surrealists . Reference: Ficacci plate 838, Image Size : 3 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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      0 - Madrid. Imp. Real, por D. Pedro Julian Pereyra. 1800. 21x13 cm. T.I, "de la recolección del Salitre" portada+XLVI+5h.+177 pp. * T.II, "del reconocimiento del salitre, su afino y preparación" portada+248+1h. Pp.+1 estado plegado. T.III,portada+316+1h. pp. Holandesa piel, nervios, tejuelos, amplios márgenes y muy limpio. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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        EL ESCORIAL. FACHADA PRINCIPAL. 1800. / Vista de la fachada Principal del Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo del Escorial po

      Madrid 1800 - Excelente Vista de la fachada principal del Monasterio de San Lorenzo del Escorial realizada por el reconocido grabador Tómás López de Enguídanos. Pertenece a la obra: Colección de diferentes Vistas del Magnífico Templo y Real Monasterio del Escorial. 370 x 540 mm. huella; 430 x 650 mm. papel

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        Iconography of Indian Azaleas. Comprising Figures and Descriptions of the Best Varieties Old and New. Transl. by Thomas Moore jun. Gent, Annoot-Breckman für Hoste u. Van Geert 1882. 4°. 81 S. mit 36 chromolithogr. Tafeln, Goldschnitt, Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rtit.

      - Nissen BBI 697 - Stafleu-C. 15.905.- Erste englische Ausgabe, zuerst im selben Jahr in Französisch erschienen; einzig bekanntes Werk des Gärtners Van Geert.- Monographie der Azaleen, die um 1800 aus Asien importiert wurde und bereits in der 2. Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts in Tausenden Spielarten, besonders in Belgien, gezüchtet wurde.- Die dekorativen Farbtafeln v. P. Stroobant in Gent.- Tls. gering braunfleckig, wenige Tafeln etw. knapp beschnitten, Kanten etw. berieben. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        ou application des produits de la nature aux arts et metiers; leur origine, leur progres et leur perfectionnement... avec une texte explicatif; a l'usage de l'enfance et de la jeunesse. 2. Aufl. Paris, A. Eymery, 1825. Quer-gr.-8vo. Mit gest. Titel, Frontispiz u. 30 Kupfertafeln. IV, 168 S. Moderner Pappband mit Buntpapierbezug und Lederrückenschild.

      . . Gumuchian 2663. - Die "Galerie Industrielle" gehört zur großen Zahl der gegen Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts aufgekommenen berufskundlichen Werken, deren Beliebtheit in Europa durch das ganze 19. Jahrhundert anhielt. Die Wurzeln dieser speziellen Gattung der Kinder- und Jugendliteratur liegen einerseits in den Idealen der Aufklärung, andererseits in der durch Comenius begründeten Tradition Lehrbücher mit einem hohen Bildanteil auszustatten. Die Bücher "sind weniger Anleitungen für zukünftige Handwerker und Berufstätige als eher Darstellungen für spätere Entscheidungsträger, die auch mit diesen Bereichen vertraut sein sollen. Intendiert ist zudem zumeist eine Aufwertung handwerklicher Arbeit im bürgerlichen Ansehen" (Klaus Ulrich Pech in Handbuch für Kinder- u. Jugenliteratur 1800-1850, Sp. 503 f.). Als Rahmenhandlung dient hier das Bedürfnis eines philantropisch veranlagten Herren, der seinen beiden fleissig studierenden Neffen die Welt der Gewerbe zeigen will. Er schickt sie systematisch zu von ihm ausgewählten Betrieben, Werkstätten etc. und vertieft dann in abendlichen Gesprächen das zuvor Gesehene. Insgesamt enthält das Werk 28 "Soirees", die jeweils untereinander verbundenen Gewerben gewidmet sind. Gezeigt werden soll hauptsächlich wie der Mensch sich die verschiedenen Naturprodukte von Erzeugnissen der Landwirtschaft bis hin zu mineralischen Rohstoffen nutzbar macht. Enthält Tafeln zu Baumwolle, Buchbinderei, Edelsteinbearbeitung, Eisenerz, Färberei, Fleisch/Milchprodukten/Küche, Gartenbau/Jagd/Fischfang, Getreide u. Brot, Glas, Hanf, Holz, Hutmacherei, Inneneinrichtung, Leder, Leinen, Münzprägung, Öl u. Seife, Papier, Weinbau, Salz, Schokolade, Schriftguss, Seide, Stahl, Steinbau, Tabak, Töpferei, Uhrmacher, Wachs u. Zuckerrohr. - S. 94/95 etwas verklebt; Titelblatt mit hinterlegtem Einriss. ** Bestellungen bis 14 Uhr versenden wir am selben Tag. - Schweizer Postkonto vorhanden. **

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Patzer & Trenkle]
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        H)eerlyke ende gelukkige reyze nae het heylig land ende de stad van Jeruzalem . in't jaer ons Heere 1633. . Van Nieuws overzien/ verbetert/ en vermeerdert met een Byvoegsel/ getrokken uyt eenen brief/ geschreven uyt Jeruzalem den 20. maerte 1779/ op den tegenwordigen toestand van die stad.

      - Gend, Judocus Begyn, (ca. 1800). 2 volumes in 1. 4to. Old wrappers. With 7 woodengravings. 72; 56 pp.* First published in Antwerpen in 1634, followed by many popular editions. - Jan vander Linden (1577-1638) was 'pater van de cellebroeders tot Antwerpen'. He describes in detail the voyage by way of Paris, Avignon, Marseille, Genua and Cyprus to all the holy places at Nazareth, Mount Thabor, Nablouse, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, Jaffa, etc. In the second part the return voyage is extensively described. - Scarce chapbook edition.Tiele 674; Tobler p.101. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje]
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        THE JUVENILE PRECEPTOR; Or An Easy Introduction To Reading. Being A Progressive Book Of Monosyllables. Adapted To The Capacities Of Children. Third Edition.

      190 pages. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece signed: W.M. Craig, showing a mother schooling her children in a garden, and numerous fine wood-engravings throughout. Original roan-backed boards. 15 x 9.8cm.Preface signed: George Nicholson. It would appear that the title has been added to the text of George Nicholson's Juvenile Preceptor, a 4 volume work. The frontispiece, dated Novr. 12, 1800, bears the Nicholson imprint. As the volume ends with the words, End of the first volume, it may well have been the intention to issue another three volumes. Lacks a rear endpaper; inscription on front endpaper; else a charming and comprehensive primer, with superb wood-engravings.

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        HISTOIRE DES PRINCIPAUX EVENEMENS DU REGNE DE F. GUILLAUME II, ROI DE PRUSSE ; ET TABLEAU POLITIQUE DE L'EUROPE, DEPUIS 1786 JUSQU'EN 1796, OU L'AN 4 DE LA REBUPLIQUE ; Contenant un Précis des Revolutions de Brabant, de Hollande, de Pologne et de France.

      - Paris, F. Buisson, An IX - 1800. 12,5x20 cm. Ouvrage en 3 volumes, orné d'un portrait de Frédéric-Guillaume II en tête du premier volume. Reliures de l'époque en demi-basane à coins. Plats recouverts de papier beige moucheté. Dos lisses ornés de bandes dorées. Titre sur pièces de couleur orangée. Tomaison sur pièces bleues de forme ronde. Minimes traces de frottement sur les mors, sinon ensemble en excellent état et de bonne présentation. Papier frais.

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Votivtafel in kleiner Altarform für Errettung bei Sturz vom Kirchendach

      1800.. Detailreiche Votivtafel in Öl auf Holztafel mit untenstehendem beschreibenden Text: * Sebastian Fella stürzte vom Kirchendach sampt seinen Gerüst, durch Anrufung seines Namenspatrons aber auf einen Sandhaufen ist er dadurch unbeschädigt geblieben. Im Jahr Christ 1800. * Mit ornamentaler Bordüre und Portikus, Gesamtgröße 30 x 26,5 cm. Von guter Erhaltung. - selten - ( Gewicht 700 Gramm ) >>>Votivtafeln sind Dankbilder für die Erhörung eines Gebetes <<< ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Voyage de Dimo et Nicolo en Grèce pendant les années V et VI (1797 et 1798 v. st.) d'après deux missions, dont l'une du gouvernement français, et l'autre du général en chef Buonaparte, rédigé par un des professeurs du Prytanée.

      A Paris de l'imprimerie de Guilleminet 1800 - Deux volumes in-8 relié demi-veau vert (13 * 21 cm), dos lisse, tranches jaunes et mouchetées, volume I : XVJ & 303 pages, volume II : 319 pages. Bien complet des 8 planches hors-texte, dont deux dépliantes ; petites épidermures en bas et en haut de la reliure du volume 2, sinon très bon exemplaire en reliure d'époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Watermen of Besons. An Entertaining Tale Selected for the Instruction & Amusement of Youth. Part I

      Printed by William West, Cork 1800 - Edition unknown. Gray illustrated wrappers. 35pp. illustrated on almost every page. Creased on rear wrap, slight staining on the wrappers, a sound, good or better copy. A translation of a moral tale by the French Encyclopediste Jean-Francois Marmontal. *The Oriental Tale in England in the Eighteenth Century* p.73. *OCLC* locates no copies; *Copac* locates a single undated, similar but obviously different copy, published in Derby. Presumably a relatively early Cork imprint. Very scarce. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Oestliche und Westliche Halbkugel

      Wien, Schalbacher, 1800. World. "Oestliche und Westliche Halbkugel. Nach den neuesten Entdeckungen und Nachrichten der berühmtesten Seefahrer etc.". Orig. copper-engraving. Published in Vienna by P. J. Schalbacher, 1800. Orig. old colouring. With 2 globes in the bottom corners ("Ringsphaere", "Himmelskugel") and pictures of the solar system by Copernicus and de Brahe's theory ("Kopernikanische Weltsystem", "Tychonisches Weltsystem") in the centre. 46:60,5 cm (18 1/4 x 23 3/4 inch.).. A large format map of the World in two hemispheres.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Karel Krenek]
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        Napoleon Bonaparte, als Kaiser Napoleon I., frz. Napoleon Bonaparte bzw. Napoleon Ier, Napoleone Buonaparte (Ajaccio auf Korsika 15. 08. 1769 - 05. 05. 1821 Longwood House auf St. Helena, Südatlantik). Kaiser von Frankreich. Franz. General und Staatsmann. Brustbild mit Orden, leicht nach links, Gesicht fast en face, "Napoleon le Grand. Dedie a Mrs. les Generaux Bertrand Gourgaud, Montholon et ...",.

      . Kupferstich v. Badoureau n. David, um 1800, 39,5 x 31,3 (H) Blattgr. 53,6 x 40,4cm. Napoleon erwies sich als ein militärisches Talent. Vor allem die Feldzüge in Italien und in Ägypten machten ihn populär und zu einem politischen Hoffnungsträger. Dies ermöglichte ihm, durch den Staatsstreich vom 18. Brumaire die Macht in Frankreich zu übernehmen, die ihn letztendlich zum Kaiser der Franzosen werden ließ. Durch verschiedene Reformen, z. B. dem Code Civil, hat Napoleon die staatlichen Strukturen Frankreichs bis in die Gegenwart hinein geprägt. Außenpolitisch errang er zeitweise die Herrschaft über weite Teile Kontinentaleuropas. Der katastrophale Ausgang des Feldzugs gegen Russland führte zum Sturz Napoleons. Nach einer kurzen Phase der Verbannung auf Elba kehrte er für hundert Tage an die Macht zurück. In der Schlacht bei Waterloo wurde er endgültig besiegt und zuletzt bis zu seinem Lebensende auf die Insel St. Helena verbannt. Seltenes Portrait Napoleons. - Plattengr.: 47 x 35,3cm. 49,3 cm Blattgr.: 72,5 x 54,7 cm. - Blatt wurde fachgerecht restauriert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Titan., Vier Bände. Komischer Anhang zum Titan - Zwei Bände in einem. Zusammen fünf Bände.

      Berlin: Buchhandlung des Commerzien-Raths Matzdorff, 1800 - 1803. - 1 gestochener Titel, 6 Blätter, davon 1 Blatt Druckfehlerverzeichnis, 516 Seiten; 1 gestochener Titel, 2 Blätter, davon 1 Blatt Druckfehlerverzeichnis für den 2. Band des Anhanges, 200 Seiten; 1 gestochener Titel, 2 Blätter, 430 Seiten, 1 Blatt Druckfehler; 1 gestochener Titel, 1 Blatt, 571 (1) Seiten mit Druckfehlerverzeichnis; 1 Titelblatt, 141 (1) Seiten mit Druckfehlerverzeichnis, 1 Titelblatt, VIII, 216 Seiten. Erstausgabe, Wilpert-G.II 17 und 15. - * * *Band 4 hinten verheftet: Nach s. 562 folgt das Blatt mit der Vorrede, dann Sie Seiten 565/6, 563/4, 569/70; 567/8, 1 Blatt Inhaltsverzeichnis, Seite 571 (1). Einbände nur etwas berieben, durchgängig etwas gelbfleckig, Name auf Titelblättern, sonst gut erhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2500 16,5 x 10,5 cm, grüne zeitgenössische Leinenbände mit Rautenstruktur sowie goledgeprägtem Rückenschmuck und Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Matthias Severin Antiquariat]
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        Opera. Ex antiquis monimentis illustrata cura, studio & sumtibus Henrici Justice.

      J.L. De Boubers, n.d. [1800], Bruxellis - First Justice edition, 5 volumes, 8vo, contemporary full straight-grain morocco, gilt-lettered direct on gilt-paneled spines; engraved throughout, and printed on rectos only, with title vignettes, head- and tail-pieces, and historiated initials by G.M. Pitteri after Fidance and C.F. de La Traverse; folding map in vol. II engraved by Herman Condet; vol. V has imprint "aere & sumtibus Guilielmi Iustice, Henr.F." and his dedication, dated The Hague, 1765; spine a little darkened, but overall a very good set, each volume with the engraved bookplate of William Everett. The last volume is an index by Chr. Saxius; it also contains Justice's dedication of the work to Catharine II the Great of Russia. A reimpression of the original edition of 1757-1765, with de Boubers' imprint added at foot of the title-pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Opera. Ex antiquis monimentis illustrata cura, studio & sumtibus Henrici Justice."

      Bruxellis: "J.L. De Boubers, n.d.". [1800]. "First Justice edition, 5 volumes, 8vo, contemporary full straight-grain morocco, gilt-lettered direct on gilt-paneled spines; engraved throughout, and printed on rectos only, with title vignettes, head- and tail-pieces, and historiated initials by G.M. Pitteri after Fidance and C.F. de La Traverse; folding map in vol. II engraved by Herman Condet; vol. V has imprint ""aere & sumtibus Guilielmi Iustice, Henr.F."" and his dedication, dated The Hague, 1765; spine a little darkened, but overall a very good set, each volume with the engraved bookplate of William Everett. The last volume is an index by Chr. Saxius; it also contains Justice&#39;s dedication of the work to Catharine II the Great of Russia. A reimpression of the original edition of 1757-1765, with de Boubers&#39; imprint added at foot of the title-pages."

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        Flora Batava, afgebeeld door en van wegens J.C. Sepp en zoon; beschreven door Jan Kops.

      - Amsterdam, Leiden, Haarlem, s'Gravenhage, J.C. Sepp en Zoon, and others, (1800)-1920. Volumes 1-25 (of 28) & 1 index volume. 4to (295 x 240mm). With 1 handcoloured engraved title page and 2000 coloured plates, engraved and coloured by hand, lithographed and coloured by hand and chromolithographed. End 19th century uniform half calf, gilt and blind-stamped spines, marbled sides (some vols. early 20th century). A fine, almost complete set, of the most beautiful flora of the Netherlands. During a period of 134 years 461 parts were published. As this is a most unusual long period of time complete sets are of the greatest rarity.It is one of the great national floras and comparable in extent and span with the 'Flora Danica', the 'Flora Graeca' and a few others. The first 13 volumes were published by Sepp & Zoon, a firm which excercised the utmost care in producing colour-plate books of outstanding quality. The first 24 volumes have the plates handcoloured, the remaining volumes have chromolithographs. For the first 10 volumes Kops was the editor, to be followed by several other editors and publishers. The quality of the plates, especially of the earlier volumes, is excellent, and makes it one of the most attractive botanical illustrated works published in the Netherlands.The index volume covers vols. 1-14. The text is both in Dutch and French. A complete copy has 28 vols with 2240 plates. The work was issued in 8vo and 4to. The present copy is the precious 4to edition. The first volume has a list of 232 subscribers. Little did they know that it would take 134 years for the whole work to be completed, so that none of them was to see the last instalment. As publication took so long, it became a true monument of nineteenth-century book production, since it is extremely rare for so many developments in printing and illustration techniques to be reflected in one single work.Great Flower Books, p. 63; Nissen BBI 2247. Stafleu & Cowan II, 3874 (giving a very detailed collation and description); See also J. Baert, Jan Kops pioneer van Hollands landbouw, 1943. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Benevolent Tar. + Maternal Enjoyment.

      . 2 coloured mezzotints. London ca. 1800. Both 44 x 60 cm. Framed. * The prints were engraved by John Young (1755-1825) after paintings by T. Stothard. John Young worked as a mezzotint engraver to the Prince of Wales from 1789 to 1820..

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        Tableau du commerce de la Grèce, formé d'après une année moyenne, depuis 1787 jusqu'en 1797.

      Paris, Antoine-Augustin Renouard (Imprimerie de Crapelet), an VIII - 1800, - 2 vol. in-8, [4]-331 et [4]-333 pp., veau fauve raciné, dos lisses cloisonnés et fleuronnés, tranches citron (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale rare de ce tableau très détaillé de l'économie grecque audébut du XIXe siècle. Louis-Auguste Félix de Beaujour (1765-1836), après avoir abandonné la carrière ecclésiastique en 1790, était entré au Ministère des Affaires étrangères : il fut nommé en 1794 consul de la République à Salonique, poste qu'il occupa jusqu'en 1799. C'est à son retour qu'il fit publier l'ouvrage condensant son expérience, et qui le consacra en quelque sorte spécialiste des questions commerciales. De fait, sa carrière ultérieure le conduisit à occuper des places de commissaire aux questions commerciales (Stockholm en 1800 - poste non rejoint ; Etats-Unis, de 1802 à 1810). Il retrouva le Levant à la Restauration, qui le nomma consul à Smyrne (1815), puis Inspecteur général des établissements français du Levant (1817-1819). Absent de Blackmer. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        System Followed During the Last Two Years By the Board of Agriculture [SECOND EDITION PUBLISHED 1800 & DEDICATION TO THE FREE FRONT ENDPAPER &#39;W. MILLS 1ST MARCH 1801 THE GIFT OF THE AUTHOR&#39;]

      Printed for W. Miller, U.K, 1800. Second Edition. Leather Binding. Good/No Jacket. &#39;Further Illustrated With Dissertations on the Growth and Produce Of Sheep And Wool, As Well Spanish As English. Also , Observations Upon Laws. To Which are Added, Remarks On The Modes Of Culture And Implements Of Husbandry, Used In Portugal. And An Inquiry Into The Causes Of The Present Scarcity, And Means Proposed To Remedy It In Future. John Lord Somerville,&#39; President of the Board of Agriculture, and founder of the Smithfield Club. This being the Corrected Second Edition, 300 pages, size 8.5 inches tall by 5.25 inches. Illustrated with tables & 8 fold out plates: Plough - showing &#39;movable mould-plate; Man+Bull & Knife (Removal of Horn?) Windmill (cloth not wooden sails); Portuguese Hoe; Ducket&#39;s Hoe x 4; Carter with Double Ox Cart; French Method of Yoking Oxen, 3 views; A One Ox Cart which by three Screw & Nuts a.a.a. changes to a Horse cart; . Book - in Good original leather binding with a black leather label and gilt lettering and gilt decoration to the spine - light marking and darkening to the brown leather binding, light bumping and rubbing to the extreme corners, usual cracking to hinges but binding & boards still tight. Contents, in original/contemporary endpapers, light browning to some pages, early previous owner&#39;s neat annotations to a couple of the pages, previous owner&#39;s bookplate with his coat of arms, otherwise clean, and tightly bound. DEDICATION TO THE FREE FRONT ENDPAPER &#39;W. MILLS 1ST MARCH 1801 THE GIFT OF THE AUTHOR&#39;. An excellent copy of this important agricultural study, complete with it&#39;s beautifully executed plates. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Farming & Rural Life; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 001347..

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        La Musique, poème Traduit de l'Espagnol de D. Thomas Yriarté par J.B.C.Grainville, et accompagné de notes par le citoyen Langlé, Membre et Bibliothécaire du Conservatoire de Musique.

      - Paris, J.J.Fuchs, an VIII (1800). In-12, demi-veau moucheté de l'époque, dos lisse orné d'une roulette dorée en place des nerfs, pièce de titre de maroquin vert, tranches mouchetées, xxiv, 202 p., (1) p. d'errata. Première et unique traduction française de ce poème en prose sur la musique et ses usages, composé par le poète, fabuliste, dramaturge et traducteur espagnol Tomás de Iriarte (1750-1791). La traduction, due à l'avocat et poète normand J.B.C. Grainville, est accompagnée de notes et d'un nouveau poème sur la musique, composé par François Antoine Lefebvre. L'ouvrage est dédié, par le traducteur, au Conservatoire de Musique de Paris. Il contient la réponse officielle de membres du conservatoire (Méhul, Cherubini, Lesueur, Gossec, Martini, Ernest, Assmann, Xavier Lefevre, Duret), prononcée en séance le 13 nivôse an 7, pour féliciter officiellement Grainville de sa contribution. (Fétis, 4476. Cette traduction manque à Cortot). Bel exemplaire, très frais, très bien relié. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Serie degli editti, bandi, e leggi promulgate in Bologna dopo il felice ingresso delle regie truppe di S.M.I.A. seguito il giorno 30. giugno 1799. Tomi 1 -16 legati in quattro volumi.

      Bologna, Per le stampe del Sassi 1799- 1800 - sedici tomi legati in quattro in-16° pp. 78-77-77-78; 94-77-86-77; 79-78-78-79; 82-77-78-80. Stemma asburgico sui frontespizi. Legatura in cartone coevo con targhette al dorso. Lievi bruniture nel complesso in buono stato. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cote Nord-Ouest de L'Amerique Reconnue. . .

      Dépôt de la Marine, Paris 1800 - [George Vancouver (1758-1798) served as an officer in the second and third voyages of James Cook (1772-4, 1776-80) and as a seasoned sailor and established surveyor was placed in command of an expedition to the Northwest Coast to determine England?s rights under the Nootka Sound convention of 1790. He left the British Isles in 1791 and sailed via Cape of Good Hope to Australia, where he made a survey of the southwest coast and New Zealand, to Tahiti and Hawaii. In April 1792, Vancouver left Hawaii and sailed to the Californian coast. He reached the Northwest Coast in 1792 and spent two years surveying the coastline, resulting in the most correct maps of the Northwest made up to that time. Vancouver?s explorations on the northwest coast included the Port of San Francisco, New Albio, Nootka Sound, and the Straits of Juan de Fuca., Size : 810x605 (mm), 31.875x23.75 (Inches), Black & White

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        Cote Nord-Ouest de L'Amerique Reconnue IV

      Dépôt de la Marine, Paris 1800 - An inset map of Fort Stewert appears on the right hand side of the map.[George Vancouver (1758-1798) served as an officer in the second and third voyages of James Cook (1772-4, 1776-80) and as a seasoned sailor and established surveyor was placed in command of an expedition to the Northwest Coast to determine England?s rights under the Nootka Sound convention of 1790. He left the British Isles in 1791 and sailed via Cape of Good Hope to Australia, where he made a survey of the southwest coast and New Zealand, to Tahiti and Hawaii. In April 1792, Vancouver left Hawaii and sailed to the Californian coast. He reached the Northwest Coast in 1792 and spent two years surveying the coastline, resulting in the most correct maps of the Northwest made up to that time. Vancouver?s explorations on the northwest coast included the Port of San Francisco, New Albio, Nootka Sound, and the Straits of Juan de Fuca., Size : 745x610 (mm), 29.25x24 (Inches), Black & White

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        De l'Etat de la France a la fin de l'an VIII.

      Paris, Henrics, Brumaire An 9 [octobre 1800].. In-8, broche, couverture de papier rose de parution, piece de titre imprimee, (4), 302 p. Edition a la date de l'originale, composee, selon Barbier, sous la supervision de Talleyrand. Situation economique et politique de la France vis-a-vis des autres nations europeennes. "Contemporain de J.-B. Say qui defend, en meme temps que lui, les doctrines liberales, en puisant aux sources physiocratiques et smithiennes" (Gonnard, p. 374). J.-C. Perrot ('Hist. intellectuelle de l'eco. po., p. 458 et s.) consacre une longue notice a cet essai : "D'Hauterive adopte une vision systemique qui place en interdependance les domaines economiques, sociaux et politiques. Il ne s'agit pas d'un banal elargissement de perspective, mais d'une permutation epistemologique qui amorce un debat - toujours actuel - entre disciplines interpretatives et sciences explicatives (...). L'auteur abandonne le point de vue national au profit d'une perspective europeenne". (Kress, B.4197. Einaudi, 2859. INED, 2232. Stourm, p. 318). Bon exemplaire, tres frais, entierement non rogne, tel que paru..

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      Paris. 1798-1800. - Six volumes (five octavo text volumes and a quarto atlas). [4],viii,cci,[2],294,[2, errata]; viii,529,[1, errata]; [2],viii,474,[2, errata]; viii,494,[2, errata]; xii,560,[4, errata]; [2],viii,158,[2]pp. plus sixteen maps (some folding) and plates. Numerous folding tables throughout the text. Octavo text volumes with quarto atlas. Contemporary three- quarter calf and marbled boards, spines gilt, leather labels. One text volume expertly rebacked, with original spine and label. A handsome copy in very good plus condition, with the Errata leaf present in all five text volumes. First edition, octavo issue. An account of the second French circumnavigation and the first French commercial voyage to the Pacific Northwest. Marchand, commander of the voyage, had learned of the lucrative potential for the fur trade in that region from British captain Portlock. He sailed via Cape Horn, stopped at the Marquesas, and traded along the Northwest Coast in the summer of 1791. He provides detailed descriptions of Norfolk Sound and Sitka, followed by a particularly detailed account of the Queen Charlotte Islands, and further explorations as far as the southern end of Vancouver Island. Besides the lengthy descriptions of the country and the Indian inhabitants, the author gives the most extensive history of exploration on the Northwest Coast up to this time, including the voyages of Drake, Juan de Fuca, de Fuentes, Bering, Cook, La Pérouse, Meares, Dixon, Colnett, Malaspina, Roggeveen, etc. Two editions were published in 1798-1800, one consisting of four volumes and one of six. Howes rates them both "b." "A most important work for the history of geographical discovery in the Northwest" -Hill. "A very important and authoritative work for the history of the Northwest Coast" -Lada-Mocarski. From North America Marchand sailed to Hawaii and then to Macao, where he failed to sell his valuable cargo of furs. He then returned to France, where the Revolutionary government confiscated his cargo. The voyage was a loss for its investors. Marchand died in 1793 and Count Fleurieu, himself an experienced Pacific explorer, took over the editing and publication of the material from the voyage, as well as adding an authoritative history of Pacific exploration and discoveries along the American coast. Considerable text is also devoted to natural history exploration en route. The detailed maps are of Alaska and the Northwest Coast, the Marquesas, and Hawaii. HILL 612. STREETER SALE 3496. LADA-MOCARSKI 54. HOWES F195, "b." EBERSTADT NORTHWEST COAST 111. WICKERSHAM 6622. WAGNER NORTHWEST COAST I:212. SABIN 24751. FORBES HAWAII 293. HOWGEGO M43. O'REILLY-REITMAN 617.

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        The Night-Blowing Cereus

      London, 1800. The most strikingly beautiful flower plates ever to be printed in England. "The plant shown in this picture [ Selenicereus grandiflorus (L.) Britton & Rose]... is also known as the Moon Cactus, from the moon-like appearance of the fully open flower. Thornton also says that... it was sometimes called the `Torch Thistle&#39; as it `exhibits to the observer a figure equally grotesque as terrific, with flowers possessing actually the blazing appearance of a torch.&#39; The plant is a native of Jamaica and Cuba. This picture is one of the most arresting in the collection... The plant itself is of interest, not only for its large and beautiful flowers, but as a representative of those which, growing in a hot and dry environment, open their flowers at night for pollination by night-flying insects, pollinators being scarce in such climates during the heat of the day. This has a curious effect where public botanic gardens are concerned, since these are shut at night to visitors, who thus never see the plant in full bloom." (Ronald King. The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton . 1981, p.74). Thornton&#39;s Temple of Flora is the greatest English colour-plate flower book. "...[Thornton] inherited a competent fortune and trained as a doctor. He appears to have had considerable success in practice and was appointed both physician to the Marylebone Dispensary and lecturer in medical botany at Guy&#39;s and St. Thomas&#39;s hospitals. But quite early in his career he embarked on his... great work. What Redouté produced under the patronage of L&#39;Héritier, Marie Antoinette, the Empress Josephine, Charles X and the Duchesse de Berry, Thornton set out to do alone... Numerous important artists were engaged... twenty-eight paintings of flowers commissioned from Abraham Pether, known as `Moonlight Pether&#39;, Philip Reinagle, ... Sydenham Edwards, and Peter Henderson... The result... involved Thornton in desperate financial straits.... In an attempt to extricate himself he organized the Royal Botanic Lottery, under the patronage of the Prince Regent... it is easy to raise one&#39;s eyebrows at Thornton&#39;s unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing... But he produced... one of the loveliest books in the world" (Alan Thomas Great Books and Book Collecting , pp.142-144) "There are two quite different plates of this painting, both engraved by Pether and both used at the same time, which I shall call A and B... The principal differences are as follows: A. The flourish of the T of The in the title cuts through the ht of Moonlight in the left hand corner. The flourish of the N of Night has a loop. The minute hand of the clock covers the dot between XII and I, while the clock has no band in which the hour figures are placed. There is a dark spot in the centre of the Cereus. The plate is slightly different in size of engraved surface from B and the length of the title is 9 ¾ inches. B. The flourish of the T of The does not touch the word Moonlight. The flourish of the N in Night has no loop. The dot between XII and I is visible and the clock has a band for the hour figures. The centre of the Cereus has no dark spot. The length of the title is 8 ½ inches. In the second state of A there is added mezzotint on the petals of the bloom and the spines on the stem of the Cereus. The clock face is darker and ripples in the water are wavy and not straight as before. In the second state of B, a number of etched lines are added to the plate strengthening the foliage of the trees behind the flower, the outer petals of the blossom, the bank above the water and the trees on the left. Both plates are very fine." (Handasyde Buchanan. Thornton&#39;s Temple of Flora , 1951, p.17). This example is the second state of plate B. Hand-coloured and colour-printed mezzotint engraving by Dunkerton. Sheet size: 21 7/8 x 16 7/8 inches.

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        The Blue Passion Flower

      London, 1800. One of the most strikingly beautiful flower plates ever to be printed in England. "[Passiflora caerulea L.] The species of Passion Flower depicted in this plate, a native of Brazil and Peru and known in Europe since 1699, was the first discovered that was hardy in the cooler regions of the earth and could therefore, in Thornton&#39;s time, when glasshouses were less common, be more easily grown over a larger area of the world. Its flowers are only faintly scented and last but one day, but they are produced over several months, and plants flowering first in June often continue until October. In this plate both flowers and leaves have been depicted by the painter, Philip Reinagle, with life-like accuracy and engraved by Caldwell with a masterly fidelity. The delicate stipple of the flowers and their modelling, and that of the leaves is of a standard not often reached." (Ronald King, The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton, 1981, p. 80) Thornton&#39;s The Temple of Flora is the greatest English colour-plate flower book. "...[Thornton] inherited a competent fortune and trained as a doctor. He appears to have had considerable success in practice and was appointed both physician to the Marylebone Dispensary and lecturer in medical botany at Guy&#39;s and St. Thomas&#39;s hospitals. But quite early in his career he embarked on his...great work. What Redouté produced under the patronage of L&#39;Héritier, Marie Antoinette, the Empress Josephine, Charles X, and the Duchesse de Berry, Thornton set out to do alone... Numerous important artists were engaged...twenty-eight paintings of flowers commissioned from Abraham Pether, known as `Moonlight Pether,&#39; Philip Reinagle, ...Sydenham Edwards, and Peter Henderson...The result...involved Thornton in desperate financial straits...In an attempt to extricate himself he organized the Royal Botanic Lottery, under the patronage of the Prince Regent...It is easy to raise one&#39;s eyebrows at Thornton&#39;s unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing...But he of the loveliest books in the world." (Alan Thomas, Great Books and Book Collecting , pp.142-144) Second state of three of this plate from The Temple of Flora . "Three very definite states...First state: the main stem and the stems of the bud and the leaf in the upper centre have a pronounced shadow with hard outlines. The dark patch of shading to the left of the base of the column has a hard upper edge. The part of the leaf to the right of the fruit is in aquatint only and so is the leaf projecting to the left beyond the column. The dark shading to the right of the column above the leaf has a jagged edge and the cloud above has an indistinct edge. Second state: the shadows of the stems of the upper centre are smaller and the edges are softer. The dark patch of shading is softened. The aquatint on the leaves mentioned above is strengthened with cross-hatched lines. There are added horizontal lines on the base of the column near the fruit. Third state...aquatint on the leaves and buds; the indistinct cloud has now a white edge, and there is...line rework[sic.] on many of the leaves. The flowers are no longer all printed in colours as before." (Handasyde Buchanan, Thornton&#39;s Temple of Flora , London, 1951, p.18). Hand-coloured and colour-printed aquatint, stipple and line engraving by Caldwell. Sheet size: 21 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches.

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        Fables De La Fontaine

      Deterville, Paris 1800 - A very good copy,inscribed Charles Jussoisn, 1816, slight rubbing to edges and spine hinges repaired. , additional digital photos available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Principles of Equity. The Fourth Edition

      Edinburgh: Printed . . . for Bell & Bradfute, and W. Creech [etc.], 1800. Contemporary mottled calf, rubbed, front joint just cracking but firm, some browning, a usable copy; uncommon, two copies in ESTC in this country The first work devoted exclusively to equity in Scotland, "probably Kames&#39;s most important contribution to legal theory" in Professor Walker&#39;s words, praised by Jefferson (who had the first three editions), Benjamin Franklin, and Lord Mansfield

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        Picturesque Views, with An Historical Account of the Inns of Court, in London and Westminster

      Printed by C. Clarke and Published By R. Faulder and J. Egerton 1800, London - xvi., 254, errata leaf. 21 sepia aquatints of the Inns of Court. Bound in a very pleasant full tan calf executed by Baytun Riviere. Black and red title labels, and compartments filled with a leaf and berry design. Gilt lines to the boards, with a leaf and berry design towards the corners between lines. Blind stamped vine-leaf border panel in the middle of each board. Gilt inner-dentelles, and all edges gilt, 236 mm tall. A beautiful volume. Samuel Ireland was the father of the Shakespeare forger W. H. Ireland. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Two 18th century or, more probably, early 19th century, oval, 220 x 150 mms., embroidered pictures of "Emma Corbett," heroine of the first English novel about the American Revolution.

      ?Philadelphia c 1800 - These embroideries are possibly the work of Samuel Folwell (1764 - 1813), the American miniaturist, silhouettist, engraver, and hair worker. In any case, they are very much in the style of needlework and embroideries produced by Folwell and his wife, Ann Elizabeth Gebler Folwell. In the first embroidery, Emma sits contentedly under a tree holding a garland of flowers, with a basket of flowers at her feet. She wears a long flowing white gown, and her long curly hair (very much in the style of the 1790s) is decked out with flowers. In the background is a road and gate leading to a farm house. The second picture is a fine example of the iconography of mourning so popular in America after the death of George Washington in 1799. In this one, a forlorn woman sits under a tree in front of a tombstone which reads "In Memory of Emma Corbett." There are withered and dead leaves around her and in the background is a house with a thatched roof. Both textiles have some loss to the background, sky, but are otherwise in very good condition. This second textile exhibits many elements of the iconography of mourning of a type often associated with the death of Washington, but they might have been done before his death. The illustration of a woman grieving in front of a tombstone seems to be clearly patterned after a painting by Angelica Kauffman (1741 - 1807), Virtue Weeping at the Tomb of Emma Corbett, an engraving of which was published by Robert Wilkinson, London, 7 August 1786; and another engraving of "Emma Corbett" was published by Laurie and Whittle of London in 1794. It is difficult, of course, to have a firm attribution to Folwell, or even to his school; but they are more consistent with the work that he was doing than with English examples. Moreover, the iconography of mourning seems to have been particularly pervasive in post-colonial America. Finally, if the embroideries post-date the death of Washington, it seems unlikely that the English would have felt comfortable with the stylistic allusions to the iconographic illustrations of mourning for Washington. Samuel Jackson Pratt published Emma Corbett, or, The Miseries of Civil War, anonymously in 1780; it was translated into French in 1783, and ran into many editions (16 in the 18th century). The above embroideries are sold with: PRATT (Samuel Jackson): Emma Corbett. By Mr. Pratt. The Ninth Edition, with elegant frontispieces. London: printed for T. Becket, 1789. 2 volumes. Large 12mo, 182 x 112 mms., pp. viii, 264; 259 [260 blank], including half-title in volume 1, engraved frontispiece (by P. W. Tomkins and Thomas Burke after Angelica Kaufman) in each volume, attractively bound in contemporary speckled calf, gilt spines, brown and black morocco labels, gilt borders on covers; front covers slightly scored, but a fine set, with the early bookplate of Robert Dymond, of Bolton Hall on the front paste-down end-paper in each volume. Pratt (1749 - 1814) published just this one novel, an extremely popular epistolary sentimental novel, set in North America at the time of the Revolution. As originally published in Bath, in 1780, the novel had a subtitle, "Miseries of the Civil War," and it was additionally described as "founded on some recent circumstances which happened in America." It was the first full-length novel to have as its subject the American Revolution. In 1783, for the fifth edition, the text was compressed to two volumes (but still not closely printed), and provided with a frontispiece in each volume after a design by Angelica Kauffman, an artist who was very popular in her day, but did little in the way of book illustration. This appears to be the last edition to contain these plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1800 - (VIRGIL). Publius Virgilius Maro. BUCOLICA, GEORGICA, ET AENEIS. Londini: A. Dulau, 1800. Printed by T. Bensley, London. Illus. Two volumes: [iv], 246; [iv], 276pp. Royal 8vo., full morocco, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. The text is taken from that of the Didot folio edition, published at Paris in 1798. Illustrated with fifteen engravings by Bartolozzi, James Fittler, J. Neagle, and Sharp, after Gerard and Girodet. There is one plate in each book of the Aeneis, one in the Bucolica, and two in the Georgica. The impressions are good and the plates are clean. Two leaves in volume I (pp. 241-244) have closed tears to the top corner, not affecting text. Ink ownership to half-titles. Both volumes have been skillfully rebacked in maroon leather, which matches the original leather covers, and have replacement endpapers. Covers are diced with a gilt single-fillet outer boarder and a single-rule gilt panel with ornamental scalloped corners; the board edges are gilt- stamped with leaves and flowers. The covers show some rubbed spots and wear to extremities. The spines are in six compartments with two lettering pieces and ornamental tooling in the rest. This is an elegant edition and an attractive set. (Brunet; Lowndes).

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        Neues und nutzliches Koch=Buch, oder Anweisung, wie man allerhand wohlgeschmackte und niedliche Speisen bey allen Anlässen als auch zum täglichen Tisch wohl zubereiten könne. Von einer erfahrnen und geübten Köchin zusammen getragen. Samt einem Register.

      Basel, Johann Jacob Stupanus und Augustin Scholer, o.J. (ca. 1800).. Vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage. Kl. 8°. 96 S., 4 Bl. Register. OPpbd. d. Zt. (berieben u. bestoßen Buchrücken tlw. abgesplittert. Vorsätze entfernt, Seiten finger- und braunfleckig. Fest im Block. Deutsch;. Rarität, nicht bei Weiss, Dittmar, Walterspiel, Horn, Bitting oder in den katalogisierten Sammlungen.

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        BIBLIOTECHA STEEVENSIANA. A Catalogue of the Curious and Valuable Library of George Steevens

      London:. [1800].. 8vo. 1st edition. vi, 125, [1], 16 pp.. Modern full polished calf, extra gilt. Red & black morocco spine labels. Marbled eps.. Binding - Fine. Text block - VG. A handsome book.. Includes the 16 pp price list, Tabula Pretiorum&#39; at rear.

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        AN ACCOUNT OF AN EMBASSY TO THE COURT OF THE TESHOO LAMA IN TIBET: Containing a Narrative of a Journey Through Bootan, & Part of Tibet. To Which Are Added, Views Taken on the Spot, by Lieutenant Samuel Davis; & Observations Botanical.

      THE MAJOR EARLY BRITISH WORK ON TIBET & TIBETAN CULTURE London 1800, - Bulmer. 3/4 Brown leather over marbled boards,743p., 13 engraved plates, one after Stubbs, engraved folding map, appendix, heavy stain p.80-200, 24 x 30.5 cm. A L W A Y S R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2014Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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