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        Bogstaver (Letters)

      (Denmark, c. 1800). Octavo. (6)ff. Manuscript alphabet book in Danish with hand-colored illustrations throughout. Written in cursive script, the book opens with lowercase and capital-letter alphabets. These are followed by tables of small, precise, colored drawings of items beginning with each letter of the alphabet, accompanied by descriptions of the items. Other pages have large illustrations at the top which are slightly Neoclassical in style, with lessons related to each written below. In one illustration, titled "Symbol," a burning torch and an arrow tied together with ribbon are described as an ancient Greek symbol of love and friendship. Other illustrations depict musical instruments and a scroll with roses. Fine in modern gray boards with a gilt-titled vellum spine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe mit weitem Blick ins Aartal und die Berge.

      . Gouache von Johann Heinrich Bleuler, um 1800, 23,5 x 33,5 cm.. Originalgouache in den für Bleuler typischen lichten Grün- und Gelbtönen. Links neben dem großen Randbaum hübsche Personenstaffage. - Rechts wenige kleine, nicht störende Fleckchen. Alt auf Einfassungslinie geschnitten und gerahmt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Dr. Solander" Portrait Silhouette

      before, 1800. Well preserved portrait silhouette in ink on oval cream card measuring 80 x 105 mm., inscribed 'Dr. Solander', mounted on small sheet of blue tinted laid paper with portion of unrelated decorative calligraphy to the rear, framed. Friend of Banks, Endeavour veteran. Attractive contemporary portrait silhouette, a scarce and most unusual memento of Daniel Solander (1733-1782), student of Linnaeus, companion of Sir Joseph Banks aboard the first voyage of Captain Cook and prominent member of the London scientific elite. Silhouettes were a popular Georgian pastime, and this example is a rare survival. After extended study with the famous Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus, Solander arrived in England in 1759 to promote the revolutionary new system of classification. In this role he was remarkably successful, and within four years was appointed to the British Museum, to rearrange the natural history collection. The following year he was elected to the Royal Society. Solander developed a long-lasting friendship with Sir Joseph Banks, who asked him to join the voyage of the Endeavour in 1768, as one of his team of naturalists. Between them, Banks and Solander collected over 1400 plant species which were new to science, including many from the east coast of Australia. As a mark of esteem, Captain Cook named one of the headlands of Botany Bay "Point Solander" (nowadays Cape Solander) in his honour. Upon return to England, Solander was a lion of the London intellectual and scientific elite, and won the coveted assignment of Keeper of Printed Books at the British Museum. He also acted as Banks' librarian at Kew, and was responsible for naming many of the new plant specimens sent to the Royal Botanic Gardens within the novel Linnaean taxonomy.

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        Vue de Hotel della Monnoie de Berlin - Ansicht des neuen Münzgebäude in Berlin. - Veduta dela Casa die Moneta a Berlina.

      . altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) b. Carmine in Augsburg, um 1800, 27 x 39,8. Selten wie alle Guckkastenblätter bei Carmine. Nicht bei Kiewitz; Ernst, Bd. 2, Guckkastenblätter, Carmine Nr. 4. - Ãœber der Ansicht "Prospect von Berlin" - Zeigt das Münzgebäude am Werder'schen Markt, erbaut 1799 - 1800 an Stelle des abgebrannten Werder'schen Rathauses.

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        Attractive large Illustrated George III document

      Large Manuscript Document, 1p, 35? x 28.75?, issued in the name of King George III. Westminster, February 12, 1800. Folded to 12? x 8.25?. On parchment. Fine condition.Superb ornately bordered hand-drawn portrait of King George III at upper left, 7.5? x 8.5, and drawn royal portraiture along the top (25? x 4.5?), left edge (2? x 18?), and right edge (2? x 25?). Handsomely calligraphed.Thomas Sewell is the demandant (plaintiff) against tenant Hannibal Sandys for a large amount of land. Recovery granted.Ideal for framing and display.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        "On la tire aujourd'hui." Ein Liebhaber verläßt ein Boudoir mit einem Los, das noch heute gezogen wird, zwei halbentblößte Damen bleiben zurück.

      . Kupferstich mit Aquatinta, von mehreren Platten in Farben gedruckt, von Salv. Tresca nach L.L. Boilly, um 1800, 45 x 38 cm.. Thieme-Becker Bd. IV, S. 225 (Boilly); Bd. XXXIII, S. 380 (Tresca). - Der schöne Farbstich aufwendig gerahmt im Stil der Zeit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Kst.- Karte, v. P.F. Tardieu n. Andre, "Carte de L Isle de Cuba et des Isles Lucayes".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, um 1800, 32,5 x 42,5. Unten links der Titel. Zeigt Kuba mit der Inselgruppe der Bahamas. Im Norden noch Florida.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Mavor's Spelling-Book. Arranged for the Use of Preparatory Schools

      London: Published by W.C. Bysh, 56 & 58, Albany Road, Old Kent Road, n.d. [ca. 1800] 18 cm x 10.7 cm. Pp. 10, woodcut illustrations throughout, original illustrated green wrappers with "The English Alphabet" on rear cover, sewn binding. Minor nicks at spine, minor soiling to covers, else a fine copy of this rare, early important teaching aid.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. 12 mo.. Book.

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        The Oblique-Leaved Begonia

      London 1800 - The most strikingly beautiful flower plates ever to be printed in England. "Begonias as we see them in glasshouse and garden today are a modern development unknown in Thornton's time, when a few species had been introduced to Europe. The particular species he chose for this picture, Begonia nitidia [Dryander], had not long been brought in from Jamaica by Sir Joseph Banks. Regarded as a fine plant then, there was as yet no hint of the important part it was to play one hundred years later in the breeding of the modern small-flowered bedding begonias, Begonis semperflorens . Historically, this picture is of interest as showing a basic species almost at the time it was originally introduced. It is itself an attractive plant with a smooth shiny stem and large glossy green leaves. The way its parts shine, reflecting what light there is, is such an outstanding characteristic of the plant that it provided part of its botanical name: the epithet nitidia means `shining'. That characteristic was superbly captured by the painter Philip Reinagle. and skilfully reproduced by the engraver Caldwell. It is one of Thornton's most attractive and beautiful plates." (Ronald King. The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton . 1981, p.76). Thornton's Temple of Flora is the greatest English colour-plate flower book. ".[Thornton] inherited a competent fortune and trained as a doctor. He appears to have had considerable success in practice and was appointed both physician to the Marylebone Dispensary and lecturer in medical botany at Guy's and St. Thomas's hospitals. But quite early in his career he embarked on his. great work. What Redout? produced under the patronage of L'H?ritier, Marie Antoinette, the Empress Josephine, Charles X and the Duchesse de Berry, Thornton set out to do alone. Numerous important artists were engaged. twenty-eight paintings of flowers commissioned from Abraham Pether, known as `Moonlight Pether', Philip Reinagle, . Sydenham Edwards, and Peter Henderson. The result. involved Thornton in desperate financial straits. In an attempt to extricate himself he organized the Royal Botanic Lottery, under the patronage of the Prince Regent. it is easy to raise one's eyebrows at Thornton's unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing. But he produced. one of the loveliest books in the world" (Alan Thomas Great Books and Book Collecting , pp.142-144). Single state (with minor variations) of this plate from the Temple of Flora . "A very fine plate. with the begonias actually all printed in colour in the early impressions. Minor variations in state only. The mountains which start in pure aquatint are later strengthened with oblique lines, while the horizon is sharper. Later still, the large white cloud at the top right became reduced in size from 1-1 ? inches to less than ? inch. [however, the cloud resumed it former size in the latest impressions.] " (Handasyde Buchanan. Thornton's Temple of Flora , 1951, p.17). Hand-coloured and colour-printed aquatint, stipple and line engraving by Caldwell.

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      unknow: UNKNOW, 1800. Libro. in ottime condizioni. senza rilegatura. A BEAUTIFUL XIX CENTURY REPRODUCTION OF DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. EXCELLENT CONDITIONS , OLD REPAIRED WITH TAPE ON THE BACK . DIMENSIONS ARE CM 36,5 X 31. Slight soiling at extreme edges..

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        "L'Automne" originaler Kupferstich in Punktiermanier ca.18x27cm; unterhalb der Darstellung in der Platte betitelt und bezeichnet Martin Paris um 1800 [Das feine Blatt (23x33cm) dekorativ unter Passepartout montiert und hinter Glas gerahmt.]

      . Der Kupferstich wurde von mir entrahmt und an drei Blattenden vom Passepartout gelöst. Bütten durchgehend gebräunt an den Rändern unfrisch. Der untere rechte Blattrand mit Fehlstelle und bis an den Rand der Darstellung reichenden, hinterlegten Einriß. Oberer linker Blattrand ebenfalls mit Fehlstelle und bis an den Rand der Darstellung reichenden, hinterlegten Einriß. Alle Läsuren sind allerdings bestens vom Passepartout verdeckt, weshalb das anmutige Blatt im wohl zeitgenössischen Rahmen ein durchaus sammelwürdiges Kunstobjekt darstellt..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        Elephant Seals

      London: circa, 1800. Original watercolour measuring 105 x 170mm., signed 'Howitt', fine condition, framed. Detailed original watercolour painting of an Elephant Seal group by Samuel Howitt (1756-1822). Howitt was a celebrated illustrator of animals, sporting scenes and other natural history subjects. Born into comfortable circumstances, Howitt was a keen rider, huntsman and angler who enjoyed the good life on his Essex property until overtaken by financial hardship. Although self-taught, he turned his hand to professional painting and illustration, specialising in sporting scenes. Significantly, Howitt contributed to the flourishing English trade in fine illustrated books - for example, some 38 aquatints after his sketches are included in Edward Orme's Foreign Field Sports (1814). In 1779 he married Elizabeth, sister of the caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson, and the two men became long-term friends. At a time when natural history illustration was becoming an increasingly specialised and scientific occupation, Howitt was a self-professed popular illustrator. In A New Work of Animals (1818) Howitt describes his role somewhat intermediately : 'The artist, studious to attain correctness, hopes he may deserve the approbation of the natural historian, and assist the pencil of the designer who has not had an opportunity to pay the same attention to this branch of the art'. Nonetheless, Howitt was widely regarded as an artist of considerable skill, with regular inclusions at Royal Academy shows and prestigious commissions for his hunting scenes. His services were sought by serious natural history collectors including Walter Fawkes of Farnley Hall and William Bullock. Fawkes was an indefatigable natural history collector, while Bullock sold exotic specimens and owned the famous London museum bearing his name. Both collectors took some pride in their Australian ornithological specimens, and Howitt contributed to Bullock's museum catalogues and Fawkes' Synopsis of Natural History (1823). Howitt enjoyed Bullock's patronage for some time, as evidenced by his entry for the 1814 Royal Academy exhibition catalogue lists his place of residence as "Bullock's Museum, Piccadilly". This original watercolour is a pleasing example of Howitt's ability as a natural history illustrator. The Elephant Seal was encountered in southern Australian waters until the mid-nineteenth century until eliminated by commercial sealing practices. Occasional sightings on the mainland occur today, although primary populations are located on the sub-Antarctic islands (such as Macquarie Island). Provenance: the Howitt family, by descent, until dispersal of the collection in very recent times.

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        Rélation du Voyage à la Recherche de La Pérouse , fait par ordre de l'Assemblée Constituante, pendant les annees 1791, 1792, et pendant la 1ere et la 2de anneé de la République Française

      Paris: H. J. Jansen, 1800. Two volumes, quarto, and folio atlas; text volumes uncut; the atlas with engraved title, folding chart of the voyage and 43 engraved maps, and plates; title-page and several other leaves with paper restoration, some foxing, and five plates slightly smaller; text in marbled papered boards, atlas in contemporary quarter calf with marbled paper sides. Searching for La Perouse. First edition of the narrative by the naturalist on the D'Entrecasteaux expedition, in which Australia was circumnavigated twice, and the islands surrounding investigated for traces of La Pérouse. The work is particularly interesting for its descriptions (and illustrations) of Tasmania, Tonga, New Caledonia, and New Guinea, and the atlas contains outstanding views of these areas by the official artist Piron. Included is the first large depiction of the Black Swan. The fourteen botanical plates, all by or produced under the direction of Redouté, the most famous of all botanical artists, include two of Eucalypts and two of Banksias. It was a notable voyage in itself, although also beset by tragedy: the commander, D'Entrecasteaux, died of a 'dreadful cholic' shortly before the expedition collapsed in Batavia. There they learned of the French Revolution, and D'Auribeau, then commander, and the principal officers being monarchists, put themselves under Dutch protection, arrested the remainder of the officers, including Labillardière the naturalist, and Piron the artist, and disposed of the ships. D'Auribeau in turn died, and was succeeded by Rossel, who managed to return to Europe and later edited the manuscripts for the official account. The papers and natural history specimens were seized en route and carried to England, but in 1796, with the urging of Sir Joseph Banks, were returned to France under a flag of truce. Because Labillardière was a Republican, his account appeared first, while that of D'Entrecasteaux had to wait until the restoration of the monarchy. The atlas appeared a year earlier than the text.

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        Voyage autour du Monde pendant les Années 1790, 1791, et 1792 - précédé d'une introduction historique; auquel on à joint des Recherches sur les Terres Australes de Drake, et un examen critique du Voyage de Roggeween: Par C. P. Claret Fleurieu

      Paris: de L'Imprimerie de la République, an VI - an VIII [1798-1800] - Substantial account of the 1790-1792 circumnavigation by French creole Etienne Marchand (1755-1793), who sailed from Marseilles in the Solide, round Cape Horn to make landfall in the Marquesas, which he explored and claimed for France. The Solide bought furs from Indians on the north American coast in the vicinity of the Queen Charlotte Islands, crossed the Pacific via the Sandwich Islands and the Marianas, and reached Macao. Machand headed for the ële de France (Mauritius), where he had previously arranged to draw money, which proved to be unavailable following the fall of the French monarchy. He returned to a France in the throes of revolutionary tumult; Marchand dies in 1793 and Charles Claret, comte de Fleuriel, another member of the Solide party, edited the material from this "pioneering commercial expedition." Howgego also notes, "Unfortunately, [Marchand's] voyage coincide with changes in the régime in France, with the result that this contributions to French imperialism were largely ignored." This is the octavo issue of the publication; the atlas is in quarto format (also published as vol. IV of the quarto issue, as in the present copy) First edition, octavo issue (Atlas volume is vol. IV of the quarto issue). 6 vols., 8vo (Atlas 4to). With folding tables, 16 folding maps in atlas volume. [4], viii, cci, 294; vii, 529; viii, 474; viii, 494; vii, 559; viii, 158 pp. Half green morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt, t.e.g. by E. Hering & Muller (signed at foot of spine of vol. I). Overall about very good, some traces of wear to extremities, front joint of vol. I tender, vols. IV & V with traces of damp to some pages, repair to lower board of vol. V. Atlas volume in recent quarter green morocco, preserving bookplate of William Beebe. Sabin 24751 & 44491; Hill 612; Howgego M 43; Lada-Mocarski 54; O'Reilly & Reitman, Tahiti, 618 OCLC: 43229498 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Berlin. Grundriss der Königlichen Haupt und Residenzstadt Berlin, nach der vom Königl. Policeydirectio veranstalteten neuen Bezeichnung der Straßen und Plätze im Jahre 1800 zusammengetragen von D. F. Sotzmann.

      Berlin 1800.. Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Carl Jättnig. 37,5 x 45,9 cm.. Mit Erklärungen zu den Farben sowie nach Stadtteilen geordnete Benennung einzelner Gebäude etc. - Alte Faltspuren. 021024. Abbildung

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        The Fruits of early Industry & Oeconomy; Industry and Oeconomy

      London 1800 - A beautiful pair of stipple engravings by George Morland conveying the concept that dedication and industry provide reward and happiness. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England's most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. Morland was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. Morland is considered a master of genre, his beautiful paintings depict with insightful subtly the tender side of English country life. Singleton's work was extremely popular during his lifetime, and the present image certainly shows that he merited that popularity. The original was probably produced as a commission from Darcis as Singleton is known to have come to specialise in works that were intended as artwork for engravers. The subjects of this pair of very fine prints find echoes in a number of earlier works, most notably William Hogarth's series titled 'The Industrious Apprentice'. The present pair are specifically described by Samuel Collings' verses which appear with the title beneath each image. Stipple engravings. Image size: 23 1/8 x 18 3/4 inches.

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        Industry and Oeconomy

      London 1800 - A fine colour-printed stipple-engraved scene demonstrating the effects of application to life and business, after Henry Singleton. The subject of this very fine image finds echoes in a number of earlier works, most notably William Hogarth's series titled 'The Industrious Apprentice'. The subject matter is illustrated by Samuel Collings' verses which appear with the title beneath each image. Singleton's work was extremely popular during his lifetime, and the present image certainly shows that he merited that popularity. The original was probably produced as a commission from Darcis as Singleton is known to have come to specialise in works that were intended as artwork for engravers. It is unlikely that the direction of anyone's life was altered by prints produeced for moral edification, nevertheless, this depiction by Singleton does touch on the perennial almost mythological theme of a young man "coming to town" with only his willingness, wits and singlemindedness to recommend him and succeeding. Stipple engravings, printed in colours, by Darcis (expertly repaired tear to upper margin in image area).

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        Letters written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope , Earl of Chesterfield, to his son

      London: John Nichols, 1800. Four volumes, octavo; title pages with armorial ownership stamp; small tear affecting just five letters of text, a few spots but an excellent set, fresh and clean in a fine contemporary binding of tree calf, flat spines gilt, double morocco labels. A most attractive set of this famous book. Chesterfield (1694-1773) is chiefly remembered as the author of these famous Letters, begun in 1737 and written almost daily as a method of educating his (extraordinarily uncouth) son, and published after their writer's death by the son's widow, Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope. 'Recognised as the most brilliant aristocrat since the Restoration Wits', Chesterfield 'still lives as a synonym for polished manners and full assured worldliness', and the letters are replete with sensible, facilely expressed instruction, especially in terms of what constitutes good breeding (Day). This set is in remarkably good condition, looking much as it must have done when first published.

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        Naturgeschichtliche Unterhaltungen oder Abbildungen naturgeschichtlicher Gegenstände. Zweite Abtheilung : Vögel.

      Schweidnitz. bei Carl Friedrich Stuckart, ca. 1800.. mit 40 handkolorierten Kupfern, gr.8°. 23,5 x 19,7 cm. 176 S. 40 Tafeln, (4) S. Seiten, private Nachbindung mit Dreiseitenfarbschnitt, Hardcover in Halbleinwand,. In gutem Zustand. Einband berieben, der Schnitt etwas fleckig und entfärbt sowie leicht gebräunt, mit neuen Vorsätzen, Titel und Folgeblatt stark braunfleckig und mit restaurierten Rändern, der Buchblock in den Rändern meist braunfleckig, es fehlt das Text-Blatt mit den Seiten 89/90, die Tafeln vollständig und in schöner Kolorierung, ästhetisch ungemein ansprechend, die Tafeln 3 und 6 in der Numerierung falsch ausgedruckt und dementsprechend an den falschen Stellen eingebunden, Tafel 4 im Rand mit Ausriß außerhalb der Darstellung und im Format etwas beschnitten. Untertitel: Zum Gebrauche für die Jugend in den Schulen und zur Unterhaltung für Erwachsene, der Titel ohne Verfasser und Erscheinungsjahr, einige Tafeln in den Rändern etwas braunfleckig, teilweise die Kolorierung etwas durchschlagend, eine Tafel rückseitig repariert (Riss), - für uns kein Exemplar in einer deutschen Bibliothek nachweisbar.

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        [ MANUSCRIPT ] Kunstfarb Buch auf aller Hand mussen Zeugen Gut und Abprobiert Geschriben [sic] von Johannes Kaeck Zeugmacher In Rottweil

      Rottweil: not published, ca. 1800 Unique. A good copy in a worn and broken binding; text block split; some spotty staining but otherwise quite good and usable; paper in good, firm condition. sm. 4to.,.An elaborate semi-literate German dyer's manual with many recipes; accomplished in three different hands. Johannes Kaeck, the apparent compiler, lived in the town of Rottweil in southern Germany. Kaeck identifies himself on the elaborate calligraphic title page as a 'Zeugmacher', i.e., a tool maker or leather worker. The contents of the manuscript, however, indicate a very detailed interest in dyes, colors, and fabrics. The manuscript is in two parts. The first is appx. 144 pages in a single hand of German gothic script. This deals exclusivley with dye recipes for colors. The colors are primarily blues, yellow, reds and greens of various hues. They are sometimes accompanied by notations as to the cloth (wool, Turkish wool, linen, and cotton) to be used. The recipes are quite advanced with advice on how to make the dyes permanent etc.. At one point in the manuscript the writer recommends the use of a 'soda' (sodium carbonate) to be gotten at a specific chemical factory outside Magdeburg. At another point he distinguishes between the dyes noted in the manuscript and the manufacture of chemical dyes. The second part of the manuscript is appx. 75 pages. This appears to be in two distinct hands. The content varies with appx. half being given over to various cures and additional recipes and the remainder being mathematical puzzles ( 'magic squares' ), geometry, lessons etc.. It seems likely that at one point this manuscript 'emigrated' to America and was used as a dyer's guide. There are occasional ref's. in English in a later hand that supplement a few of the dye recipes.

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        A Chart of the World Exhibiting the Track of M. de La Perouse

      London: Stockdale, 1800. Handcoloured engraved map measuring 430 x 645 mm., a little browning of the margins, very good. La Pérouse and d'Entrecasteaux. A large and finely engraved map of the world depicting the discoveries of the La Pérouse and d'Entrecasteaux voyages. The map was published to accompany Stockdale's translation of the Voyage in Search of La Pe?rouse, based on the account of Labillardiére, the naturalist appointed to the 1791-1793 d'Entrecasteaux expedition to Australia and the Pacific. D'Entrecasteaux's main task was the search for La Pérouse, hence the map is marked with his known movements until his sojourn at Botany Bay, and also with the tracks of d'Entrecasteaux's own vessels the Recherche and Espérance. The fate of the La Pérouse expedition excited considerable curiosity across Europe, and this fine map printed in London some twelve years later is a testament to the ongoing interest in the ill-fated voyage. The publisher, John Stockdale, was a popular and prolific London bookseller of the later eighteenth-century. He published two of the foundational works in the history of Australian settlement, the First Fleet accounts of Governor Phillip and John Hunter. Stockdale was born into humble means and raised as a blacksmith, but moved to London where he worked as a valet and then apprentice to the publisher John Almon, establishing himself in business when Almon retired in 1781. Stockdale was reputed to be a success in spite of himself, and was known for rather eccentric habits.

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        Captain Cook

      London: J. Wilkes, 20 September, 1800. Engraving, 161 x 114mm. (plate size), some light foxing. Commemorative portrait. A particularly interesting engraved portrait of Cook, after the original by Nathaniel Dance. The vignette at the base of the oval includes a minute but essentially accurate rendering of Webber's scene depicting Cook's death in Hawaii. The Dance portrait had first been engraved as the frontispiece to the official account of Cook's second voyage. The engraver was John Chapman (fl. 1792-1823), an enterprising engraver and book artist who published portraits of a great number of important figures associated with Australia, including George Barrington, "an exact portrait of a Savage of Botany Bay" (in 1795), and William Bligh. Beddie lists several copies of this print, all of them held in either the Dixson or Mitchell collections at the State Library of New South Wales.

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        Unterricht eingefriedigte Wildbahnen oder große Thiergärten anzulegen und zu behandeln, um dardurch das Wildpret nützlicher und unschädlich zu machen

      Berlin, F. Maurer 1800.. Mit gest. Titel, 2 gest. Zwischentiteln, 10 großen gest. Vignetten u. 18 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. XVI, 264 S. Pappband d. Zt. 4°. Schwerdt II, 22: "The first edition of a treatise on the installation of deer parks and enclosures for the preservation of game"; Lindner 1429.01; Lipperheide Tf 21; Knorring, Bibl. venatoria 804. - Exemplar des ersten Drucks auf dünnerem Papier. - Erste Ausgabe des bedeutenden Werkes für die Geschichte und Planung von großen Wildgehegen in Deutschland, eine Ergänzung zu Mellins "Versuch" von 1779. Im diesem Werk behandelte Mellin "die Wildbahnen in freien und kleinen Thiergarten", das vorliegende enthält den "Unterricht über eingesperrte Wildbestände oder grosse Thiergarten" (Vorrede). - Die meist nach Vorlagen des Autors gestochenen Illustrationen zeigen Wild, Fallen, Gatter sowie Ansichten und Pläne von Wildgehegen, Tier - und Gartenhäusern, Jagdschlössern, Fasanerien etc. - Mit neuerem jagdlichem Exlibris. Titel mit Namensstempel. Berieben und bestoßen. Tls. etwas fleckig.

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        View of the Bank of England, taken from the Corner of Bank Buildings

      Laurie & Whittle, London 1800 - A fine London view with very rare contemporary publishers' hand-colouring. As the title notes "This Elegant building (in Front) was begun in 1771, by Sir Robt. Taylor, & finished by him, 1783. The several additions that have since been made, was [sic] by Henry Soame, Esqr." Copper engraving with original publishers' hand-colouring.

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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, and part of Tibet.To which are added, views taken on the spot, by Lieutenant Samuel Davis; and observations botanical, mineralogical, and medical, by Mr. Robert Saunders

      W. Bulmer & Co., London 1800 - 4to, pp. xxviii, 473; 14 steel-engraved plates and one fold-out map, water stained; modern green buckram with gilt-stamped spine; ex-Mercantile Library, Philadelphia with usual markings. Title page has been expertly rebacked. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, and part of Tibet...To which are added, views taken on the spot, by Lieutenant Samuel Davis; and observations botanical, mineralogical, and medical, by Mr. Robert Saunders"

      London: W. Bulmer & Co.. 1800. "4to, pp. xxviii, 473; 14 steel-engraved plates and one fold-out map, water stained; modern green buckram with gilt-stamped spine; ex-Mercantile Library, Philadelphia with usual markings. Title page has been expertly rebacked.& "

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      1800 - Ibiza. 1803-1808. 32X20 (3 DOC), 42X30 (1 DOC). Muy curiosos manuscritos de los años descritos anteriormente de las Tropas de Infanteria de Ibiza. Contienen censos y entradas al ejercito. Ref 30 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A General View of the Agriculture of the County of Northumberland, with Observations on the Means of Its Improvement. Drawn up for the Consideration of the Board of Agriculture

      London and Newcastle Printed by Sol. Hodgson and sold by Mess. Robinson; G. Nicoll and J. Bell 1800. VG : in very good condition. Rebound with new eps First Edition Quarter leather marbled board cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). viii, 209pp, + errata. Fold out frontispiece map, 11 engraved plates [7 folding] and several woodcuts by Thomas Berwick.

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        The Soldier's Widow: or, school boys' collection. De jeunes ecolliers font une souscription en faveur de la Veuve d'un Soldat; The Sailor's Orphans; or, the young ladies subscription. De jeunes pensionnaires se cotisent pour assister les Enfans Orphelins d'un Matelot

      Published by William Redmore Bigg, London 1800 - A pair of beautiful mezzotints after the sentimental genre paintings of William Redmore Bigg William Redmore Bigg was an excellent genre painter and extremely popular in his day. In subject and style Bigg echoed the work of his master Edward Penny, who also specialized in painting genre scenes with moral overtones. He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and the British Institution, and was a continued source of inspiration for contemporary engravers. His most successful scenes involve acts of charity and children. In the first image, nine schoolboys have gathered round a soldier's widow and child, older boys to one side and younger to the other. They have interrupted their cricket and kite flying, and having examined the soldier's sword are now in somber mood as they thoughtfully make a collection to give to the destitute family. In the second, a mother has brought her daughters and a group of their friends on a mission of mercy to the cottage of the sailor's wife and his three orphaned children. With tentative looks of compassion, they offer their gifts to the grieving family. A pair of mezzotints. (The Soldier's Widow) engraved by Richard Dunkarton, and (The Sailor's Orphans) engraved by William Ward. Both in good condition with the exception of small marginal tears. (The Soldier's Widow) has a skillfully repaired upper right corner.

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        Waldstück, im Vordergrund rechts unter mächtigen Eichen ein sitzendes Mädchen mit einem Hund.

      . Bleistift, teils grau laviert, auf festem strukturiertem bräunlichen Bütten, verso mit graubrauner Deckfarbe gestrichen. 40,7:32,3 cm. Etwa in der Mitte zwei horizontale Knickfalten. Nagellöchlein in den oberen Ecken. - Horizontale Knickfalte, links kleiner Einriß, etwas fleckig.. Nach seiner Ausbildung bei W. de Klerk (1800-1876) malte und radierte Lebret überwiegend mit Schafen staffierte Landschaften oder Stallinterieurs. Sein Erfolg brachte ihm die Stellung als Leiter und Vorsitzender des Dordrechter Kunstvereins "Pictura" ein. Später zeichnete er auch nicht mehr existierende Dordrechter Stadtansichten aus dem Gedächtnis.

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        Description des plantes nouvelles et peu connues, cultivées dans le jardin de J.M. Cels

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie de Crapelet, [Revolutionary Year VIII], 1800, 1803. Folio, 100 engraved plates each with descriptive letterpress sheet, some light foxing but a most attractive uncut copy complete with the half-title; contemporary green quarter morocco, spine gilt, a few bumps. With Australian plants gathered on the D'Entrecasteaux voyage. One of the most elegant botanical books, this study of "new and little known" plants is the first of the three major works on exotic plants by the great Ventenat, and a superb example of this golden age of botanical illustration. The work includes plates by famed artist Pierre-Joseph Redouté, as well as Cloquet, Laneau, Maréchal and Sauvage. Ventenat's work represents the apogee of the French fascination with exotic botany, and this study is a monument to the work of the botanist and adviser to the Empress Josephine, Jacques Martin Cels. Cels began what would become a successful scientific and commercial venture by cultivating such plants in his famous garden at Montrouge, south of Paris (this book includes a fascinating two-page note by Cels detailing his background, and noting some of the correspondents that helped him in his endeavours, including officers who sailed with d'Entrecasteaux and Baudin, but also English savants such as Sir Joseph Banks and William Aiton). The French interest in plants from the farthest reaches of the known world is confirmed by the fact that no fewer than ten Australian plants are included, of which seven were drawn by Redouté himself. Of the ten Australian plants represented here, five are given their first scientific notice. These Australian plants were grown from cuttings by Cels, who notes that all of them had to winter in the Orangerie. Included are the Mimosa distachya, discovered by Felix la Haye on the east coast of New Holland during the 1792 visit of the D'Entrecasteaux voyage, as well as the Mimosa linifolia and the Melaleuca Hypericifolia (a full listing of the Australian plants is available on request). This was the first great work Cels made in conjunction with Pierre Ventenat (1757-1808), botanist to Josephine, Lycée professor in charge of the Pantheon library and a member of L'Institut de France. Together with Redouté, the third of Josephine's botanical advisers, all three men went on to work together on a successor work, the Choix des Plantes (published between 1803 and 1808), as well as completing the third significant title in this impromptu series, the Jardin de la Malmaison, cataloguing Josephine's own magnificent collection, which also included many specimens from around the world, including some sent to her by Banks, Napoleon in Egypt, Baudin in Australia, and Alexander von Humboldt in South America.

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        Gli Imperi Antichi Parte Occidentale; Gli Imperi Antichi Parte Orientale.

      1800 - Rome, 1800. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 500 x 690mm. Antique map of the Turkish Empire centered on Arabia , from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', with a decorative title cartouche on each sheet. A rare map.

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        East Hampton Long Island Indenture between Native Americans and inhabitants of East Hampton for the sale of the "neck of land called Montaquit" for the consideration of one hundred pounds sterling

      Very good overall. A circa 1800 copy of the original indenture for the purchase of "Montaquit" or Montauk dated August 1, 1660 between native Americans "the old sachem squa late wife of Waiandanoe and her son Wisscombone, Toquaton, Mussuquot, Yourke and gentleman the true and lawful Proprietors of the neck of land commonly Known by the name of Montaquit on the Eastern end of Long Island the one side, and Mr. Thomas Baker, Mr. Robert Rouce (Rouse), Mr. Thomas James, Lyon Gardiner, John Mufford (sic) John Hand and Benjamin Price of the plantation of East Hampton". The indenture describes the location of the land as follows: "the aforesaid neck of land called Montaquit with all and every part and parcel thereof from sea to sea from the utmost end of the land aforesaid to the sea side unto the utmost end of the said land westward adjoined to the [Rouces?] of East Hampton aforesaid ..."& & Waiandanoe (also called Waiandance and Wyandanch) was a sachem born around 1620 in Montauk who became the main "alliance chief", one who maintains friendly relations between his tribe and the local colonists. The Long Island colonists gradually granted him significant financial and military support which was helpful in his ongoing struggles with the Mohegans and Niantics. In the 1650s Waiandanoe was in the midst of a fight with Ninigret, the sachem of the Niantics, in which his (Waiandanoe's) daughter was held captive; Lion (Lyon) Gardiner of this indenture was instrumental in acting as intermediary in payment of the ransom for her. In 1659 Waiandanoe appointed Gardiner as guardian to his young son Wyancombone; perhaps this is the son referred to in this indenture as Wisscombone.& & Lion Gardiner (1599 - 1663) is known as one of the earliest English settlers of Long Island. Gardiner and Waiandanoe developed a long standing relationship on Long Island. Gardiner was a military engineer first hired to fortify the colony of Connecticut; he completed and commanded Saybrook Fort during the Pequot War. Gardiner settled the island now known as Gardiner's Island as a proprietary colony in 1639; according to some reports Gardiner also purchased the island from the Montaukett Indians (Waiandanoe) because of Gardiner's intercession in paying the ransom for Waiandanoe's daughter. Gardiner's royal patent to his island allowed him to "possess the land forever"; since 1639 it has been privately owned by Gardiner family descendants and is the only US property still held by royal grant from the British crown.& & Docketed on back, “Montauk Indians to Thomas James, Robert Bond, & others/ Deed "Copy" Dated 1st Aug 1660 of all Montauk for L100 sterling." Folio, written on two sides, three original folds. Some contemporary cracking of the fold lines. 8 x 13".

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        Angling in All Its Branches, Reduced to a Complete Science

      London: T.N. Longman and O. Rees, 1800 - (SKUES, G.E.M.) First edition. 8vo. Added engraved frontispiece. xv, 298 pp. + [6] pp. publisher advertisements. Contemporary calf, new period spine. With three-page manuscript index bound in after text. Front flyleaf perished. G.E.M. Skues' copy with his ownership signature on half-title. Cloth folding box. Westwood & Satchell pp. 205-6 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Considérations géographiques sur l'histoire du Brésil. Examen critique d'une nouvelle histoire générale du Brésil recemment publiée en portugais a Madrid par M. François-Adolphe de Varnhagen chargé d'affaires du Brésil en Espagne. Rapport fait à la société de géographie de Paris dans ses séances des 1er Mai et 5 Juin 1857.Paris, L. Marinet, 1857. 8vo. With 2 folding maps. Modern gold-tooled red half morocco, marbled boards, preserving the printed wrappers.

      Borba de Moraes, p. 57; Rodriques 301; Sabin 2491; not in Welsh. First separate edition of an interesting account of the history of Brazil by Marie Armand Pascal d'Avezac de Castera-Macaya (1800-1875). It is an extract from the Bulletin de la Société de Géographie (the Août-Octobre 1857 issue) with a separately printed new title-page. It includes two folding maps, one of (the greater part of) South America, especially Brazil and one showing the estuary of the Amazon river.This copy was presented by the author to "La Société Orientale": his autograph dedication in ink is on the front wrapper and a library stamp of the Société Orientale on the title-page.In this work D'Avezac disputes several of Varnhagen's views concerning the period of the discoveries. He does not agree that Vespucci's second voyage was made in the company of Hojeda. Varnhagen defended his position in his Examen de quelques points de l'histoire geographique de Brésil (Paris, 1858). He believed that d'Avezac disagreed with his opinions because he supported the French assertions that the boundaries of French Guyana should stretch to the banks of the Amazon. D'Avezac replied to Varnhagen in Les voyages de Americ Vespuce au compte de l'Espange ... (Paris, 1858). It is also a criticism of Varnhagen's work about Vespucci's first voyage. Good presentation copy of a geographical history of Brazil.

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        Die Waldmänner. Ein Lustspiel mit Gesängen in drey Aufzügen. Die Musik ist von Herrn Kapellmeister Henneberg.

      (Eisenstadt, Stotz) 1800.. 95 S. Buntpapierumschlag d. Zt.. Eines der zahlreichen Libretti des vielseitigen Schikaneder, dessen Libretto zur Zauberflöte natürlich sein bekanntestes Werk darstellt. - Mayer, Wiener Buchdruckergeschichte II,133; zum Drucker Stotz vgl. ausführlich Durstmüller, 500 Jahre Druck in Österreich I, 299f ("Im Raume des heutigen Burgenlandes haben wir zwischen 1738 und 1800 keine Kunde von einem Drucker ... Nach längerer Pause trat um 1800 in Eisenstadt wieder ein Drucker auf, Johann Leopold Stotz. Er hatte eine kleine Druckerei in Wien aufgegeben und sich einer Schauspieltruppe angeschlossen, mit der er nach Eisenstadt kam. Hier wollte er ein Kindertheater errichten, verlegte sich dann aber doch wieder auf das Handwerk und führte stolz den Titel Hochfürstlicher Esterhazyscher Hofbuchdrucker..."). - Letztes Blatt gestempelt.

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        Elements of Chemistry. 3 volume set

      London G G and J Robinson 1800. G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed. Some light chips to outer spines. Small library label on paste-downs. Upper board of volume I a little weak at hinge. Contents firm and bright Third Edition Grey board cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). lxvii, 288pp; xii, 488pp; vii, 412pp. Translated from the French.

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        The Geographical System of Herodotus , Examined; and Explained?

      W. Bulmer, London 1800 - Thick quarto, portrait frontispiece and eleven maps (ten folding), moderate foxing of maps and preliminary leaves, one map with small marginal tear and slight loss (not affecting image), some offsetting; an excellent copy in contemporary polished calf, rebacked with original spine laid down, spine in panels with large crimson morocco labels. Handsome copy of the scarce first edition of Major James Rennell's magisterial work on ancient geography: 'a monument of laborious research and acute and lucid criticism' (ODNB). This work is famous for its series of detailed and attractive maps of the Near East, the Mediterranean and Africa by John Walker, engraver to the Admiralty. Of particular note is Rennell's map of the voyages of the Carthaginian Hanno the Navigator (c. 500 BCE), a major voyage of discovery in west Africa and one of the earliest voyages to traverse the Pillars of Hercules in an attempt to extend maritime discovery beyond the Mediterranean. Equally interesting is his map and accompanying two-chapter discussion of the purported circumnavigation of Africa by Phoenicians working for Pharaoh Necho II, a feat which Rennell was inclined to believe was possible, certainly insofar as the ancients had a knowledge of Mozambique and Sofala on the east coast. A second related map details the ocean currents from the coast of west Africa around the continent to the Arabian peninsula; Rennell was the authority on ocean currents during this period. The voyage of Necho, described in Pliny and Herodotus, was doubted by Strabo and Ptolemy, but Rennell's detailed account returned the story to some credibility, in a discussion which included his thoughts on Henry the Navigator and Columbus. One of the most substantive aspects of the work is Rennell's continually reverting to his pioneering exposition of the ways in which Renaissance and modern discoveries were influenced by their ancient predecessors. Rennell's aim was an examination and possible reconciliation of ancient geographical knowledge, principally from Herodotus, in the perspective of modern discoveries. This scholarship is synthesised in eleven large and finely engraved folding maps, including the world view of Herodotus in two different projections and the Persian empire under Darius. The location of ancient cities, namely Memphis and Babylon, is treated in detail with attendant maps. James Rennell (1742-1830) was one of the pre-eminent cartographers and scholars of his generation. He joined the navy at age 14 and the East India Station in 1760, undertaking three years of arduous marine survey in far east Asia. In April 1764 he was commissioned to the Bengal Engineers and worked tirelessly on the survey of the region, one of the most ambitious mapping projects ever undertaken by the East India Company. Retiring from active service in 1777, he devoted the rest of his life to historical scholarship and cartographic studies. Rennell was elected to the Royal Society in 1781 and awarded their prestigious Copley Medal ten years later (the same medal awarded to Captain Cook in 1776 for his pioneering study in alleviating scurvy). The book was popular with contemporary readers, selling for threefold the original price within years of publication. A second edition in two volumes in was issued in 1830. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Zeitschrift für speculative Physik. Erster Band (1.+2. Heft) und Zweiter Band (1.+2. Heft).

      Jena und Leipzig, Christian Ernst Gabler 1800 / 1801.. IV/268 (recte:168) /156 S., 1Bl., 154, XIV/127 S. (vollständig / kollationiert), 8°, marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit,. Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild und Stempeln auf Innendeckeln und Titelblättern (entwidmet), Einbände berieben, Kanten etwas bestoßen, Titelrückenschilder und Teil der Signatur foliert, Vorsätze (Leerseiten) mit Eckabschnitt, Vorsätze und einige wenige Seiten stockfleckig, S. 33/34 in Band I/1 mit Fleck, innen ansonsten gut erhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar,

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        Frauenbüste mir antikisierender aufwendiger Frisur. - Alabaster.

      . Höhe der Plastik 18 cm, verso mit *Gallet* signiert, undatiert. Höhe der Büste 18 cm, Breite ca. 10 cm, max. Tiefe ca. 13 cm. ( Gewicht 1800 Gramm ). Auf Marmorsockel lose montiert. ( Gesamthöhe mit Sockel 29 cm, Gesamtgewicht mit Sockel 3600 Gramm ). Die Büste gering bestoßen - insgesamt guter Zustand. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Kolbe, Carl Wilhelm. - "Gehölz".

      . Radierung / Strichätzung, um 1800. Von Carl Wilhelm Kolbe. 25,6 x 32,7 cm (Darstellung ) / 26,3 x 33,5 cm (Platte) / 33,5 x 41,5 cm (Blatt). Martens 180 III (von III) Der Zeichner und Radierer Carl Wilhelm Kolbe d. Ä.. Jentsch 92. In der Platte unten links signiert "C.W. Kolbe f." - Bei Martens beschrieben: "Links vorn auf Weg ein Reiter mit einem großen Sack vor sich auf dem Pferd. Neben ihm geht ein Mann, ein weiterer mit einer Traglast etwas zurück." - Schönes breitrandiges Blatt ohne Mängel. Sehr guter Zustand. Carl Wilhelm Kolbe (1759 Berlin - 1835 Dessau). Genannt "Eichenkolbe". Deutscher Maler, Grafiker und Schriftsteller. Sohn des Goldstickers und Tapetenmachers Christian Wilhelm Kolbe, verwandt mit Daniel Nikolaus Chodowiecki. 1780-82 Französischlehrer am Philanthropin Dessau. 1782-84 Sekretär des Forstministers Graf von Schulenburg-Kehnert in Berlin. Ab 1784 wieder Lehrer für Französisch und Kunst am Dessauer Philanthropin. 1793-95 Studium bei Asmus Carstens, Johann Wilhelm Meil und Chodowiecki an der Berliner Akademie. 1795 Aufnahme als ordentliches Mitglied in die Akademie und Ruf von Leopold III. Friedrich Franz von Anhalt-Dessau nach Dessau zum Aufbau einer Zeichenschule. 1798 Ernennung zum Hofkupferstecher. 1805-08 zu Gast bei Salomon Gessners in Zürich, um Radierungen nach dessen Landschaftszeichnungen anzufertigen..

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        [Hob. XXI:2]. Die Schoepfung Ein Oratorium... The Creation An Oratorio. [Full score]

      Vienna: [The Composer]. [1800]. Folio. Contemporary marbled boards with decorative cut-paper label titled in manuscript to upper. 1f. (title), 4ff. (subscribers list), 303 + [i] (blank) pp. Text in English and German. Subscribers list in letterpress, otherwise engraved throughout. In a custom-made mid-blue quarter morocco clamshell box. With Haydn's small circular monogrammatic handstamp ("JH") to blank lower right corner of title. Binding somewhat worn, rubbed and bumped; front free endpaper lacking. Very slightly worn and soiled internally; occasional early performance markings in dark red crayon and pencil; very minor staining to some outer edges from early edge colouring; small tear to three edges repaired; "Oratorium No. 1 J. Haydn" in contemporary manuscript to blank upper edge of title; evidence of removal of small circular handstamp (in all likelihood that of an early owner) to title; remnant of dark red sealing wax to inner margin of title. A very good, crisp copy overall. . First Edition, with subscribers list. Hoboken thematic catalogue Vol. II p. 36. Hirsch IV 799. Leipzig catalogue p. 19. Vecsey 303. Eitner V p. 66. BUC p. 456. RISM H2521. The Creation, with a libretto by Gottfried von Swieten, was first performed at the Palais Schwarzenberg in Vienna on April 29 and 30, 1798. "The first public performance took place on 19 March 1799, at the Burgtheater, with a complement of about 180 performers (not 400, as has been speculated); a benefit for the Tonkünstler followed on 22 December. The work immediately became a staple especially of charity performances, many conducted by Haydn himself, which brought in tens of thousands of gulden. ‘I know that God has favoured me’, he said to Griesinger, ‘but the world may as well know that I have been no useless member of society, and that one can also do good by means of music’. Beyond this, The Creation ‘made history’ immediately and on a pan-European scale in a way equalled by no other composition, owing to its fortunate combination of sublime subject, cultural-historical ‘moment’ on the cusp between Enlightenment and Romanticism, appeal to both high-minded and ordinary listeners, Haydn’s unrivalled stature and the originality and grandeur of his music. His pride in and personal identification with the work, in addition to his usual concern for financial advantage, induced him to publish it himself, selling it ‘by subscription’ all over Europe, with the assistance of colleagues such as Dr Burney; his advertisement (June 1799) reads: “The success which my Oratorio The Creation has been fortunate enough to enjoy … [has] induced me to arrange for its dissemination myself. Thus the work will appear … neatly and correctly engraved and printed on good paper, with German and English texts; and in full score, so that [at least] one work of my composition will be available to the public in its entirety, and the connoisseur will be in a position to see it as a whole and to judge it.” James Webster and Georg Feder in Grove online The edition appeared at the end of February 1800 with a list of more than 400 subscribers. "There is hardly any doubt in the mind of the average music-lover that Haydn's Oratorio The Creation is, tutto sommato, his greatest single accomplishment, and certainly ranks as one of the greatest products of any eighteenth-century mind. It occupies a central position in choral literature and its composition and first performances were the dominant features of Haydn's life in the late 1790s." Robbins Landon: Haydn Chronicle and Works Vol. IV: Haydn: The Years of 'The Creation' 1796-1800, p. 12.

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        True History of the Conquest of Mexico, written in the Year 1568

      hardcover. good. Printed for J Wright, Picadilly, by John Dean, Congleton; 1800, first edition in English; translated by Maurice Keatinge; very good+ condition, bound in full leather with 5 raised bands and title label to second panel; contents are complete and in very good condition; a sound, handsome copy; Captain Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Fine Bindings

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        The Pleasures of Hope, With Other Poems

      Edinburgh - Mundell and Son, 1800. Edinburgh - Mundell and Son, 1800 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce early edition of The Pleasures of Hope by Thomas Campbell. Written in 1799,itis a traditional 18th century survey in heroic couplets. Illustrated withengraved plates throughout. Second edition, corrected and enlarged. Thomas Campbell was a Scottish poet chiefly remembered for his sentimental poetry dealing specially with human affairs. Ink inscriptions to verso of frontfree endpaper and to title. Condition: Rebacked preserving original tree calf boards. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities and the occasional mark to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with occasional scattered foxing, in particular to plates and offsetting to endpapers. With slight loss to rear pastedown and the odd minor closed tear. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Stolpen. - Burg Stolpen. - Wizani. - "Bergfeste Stolpen".

      . Radierung / Umrissradierung, alt koloriert, um 1800. Von Carl August Wizani, nach Johann Friedrich Wizani. 36,9 x 52,5 cm (Darstellung / Einfassungslinie) / 42,2 x 54,4 cm (Platte) / 47,5 x 63 cm (Blatt). Rechts unterhalb der Darstellung signiert, mittig darunter betitelt. Mit einer Widmung des Verlegers Christian Gottfried Schultze an Joseph Friedrich Freiherr von Racknitz (1744-1818), samt dessen Wappen. - Breitrandiges Exemplar mit wohlerhaltenem Kolorit. Dem Alter entsprechend sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. Carl August Wizani (1767 Dresden - 1818 Breslau). Auch Carl Wizani. Deutscher Landschaftsmaler und Radierer. 1783?84 Studium an der Dresdener Akadademie bei Mietzsch u. Toscani. 1785?89 tätig bei dem Kupferstecher Giuseppe Canale. 1792 Unterweisung durch Adrian Zingg und Übernahme der Zeichenlehrerstelle am Freimaurerinstitut zu Dresden-Friedrichstadt (bis 1803). 1797 wieder Schüler an der Dresdener Akademie b. J. C. Klengel . Seitdem auch als Ölmaler tätig. 1812 im Dienste des Prinzen Gustav Calixt von Biron von Kurland in Schlesien. 1817 Anstellung als Sammlungsrestaurator in Breslau. Johann Friedrich Wizani (1770 Dresden - 1838 Dresden). Deutscher Landschaftsmaler, Zeichner und Stecher. Ab 1787 Studium an der Dresdner Akademie bei Adrian Zingg, in den 1790er Jahren bei Johann Philipp Veith. Ab 1792 zeichnete, radierte und aquarellierte er vorwiegend sächsische Gegenden und verdiente sich seinen Lebensunterhalt mit Miniaturgemälde. Eine Malertätigkeit an der Meißner Porzellanmanufaktur musste er wegen einer Augenerkrankungen aufgeben, die ihn zeitlebens beeinträchtigte. Ab 1820 entstanden großformatige Umrissradierungen mit Panoramen v.a. der Gegend um Dresden, aber auch anderer Orte..

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        "Innerliche Ansicht der Ruinen zu Andernach." Altkolorierte Umrißradierung von J. Ziegler nach L. Janscha. Bei Artaria in Wien. Um 1800. 29,3:44 cm. - Hinterlegter Einriß im Papierrand. Leicht gebräuntes Papier.

      Wien: Artaria, 1800. Blick auf die Schloßruine rechts, die Stadtmauer und die dahinterliegende Hospitalkirche St. Nikolaus. Im Vordergrund Personenstaffage. - Das seltene Blatt in sehr schönem Altkolorit..

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