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        [An album containing 36 original gouache drawings of flowering plants]

      [Canton: circa 1800]. Folio. (16 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches). 36 original gouache drawings, heightened with gum arabic, on Chinese laid paper. Contemporary English red straight-grained morocco gilt, covers with wide decorative border made up of various roll tools including a large Greek-key roll, neatly rebacked with spine in seven compartments, the compartments delineated by onlaid green morocco strips tooled in gilt with pentaglyph and metope roll, the second compartment with green morocco lettering- piece, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine album of images of flowering plants by a talented Chinese artist: an early example prepared for a Western patron. Centered on Canton, there existed a thriving trade in botanical watercolours executed by local Chinese artists for the Western merchants and sailors who traded through the treaty port. The style and materials used by these artists evolved over time, developing from the original purely Chinese tradition of decorative flower painting, through to a point where the artists were provided with western materials and produced drawings that followed Western conventions established for the correct scientific representation of botanical specimens. The present album comes from an early period (circa 1800) when the local artists were beginning to adapt the way they depicted the specimens but still used entirely Chinese materials. A prime example of its type, the quality of the drawings is exceptional. The samples depicted have been chosen primarily for their decorative qualities, and the way that each specimen is presented on the sheet was evidently more important to the artist than pure scientific accuracy. The masterful use of gum arabic heightens the healthy gleam of the plants, and the occasional depiction of a damaged leaf confirms that this album was composed by an artist working from life. A selection of the plants depicted include thorned prunus, trumpet vine, flowering shrubs, pink-flowered camellia, white-flowered datura, pink multi-petalled rose, white-flowered jasmine, pink-flowered rose, orange-flowered canna, pink double hollyhock, white and red-tinged camellia, pink flowered alcea, blue/white flowered hydrangea, sunflower, white flowered chrysanthemum, double pink-flowered peony, white flowered gardenia, double pink-flowered camellia and more.

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        Notizie Segrete sul 18 Fruttifero Ossia Nuove Memorie dei Deportati alla Guiana in seguito al Giornale di Ramel. Con altre notizie relative ad alcuni passati avvenimenti tradotte dal Francese.

      presso Francesco Andreola,, Venezia, 1800 - Cm. 20, pp. viii, 192. Legatura strettamente coeva in cart. rigido con titoli manoscritti su tassello al dorso. Macchiette alla cop., peraltro esemplare genuino e marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Interessante raccolta di documenti sulla scorta del diario di Jean-Pierre Ramel, generale francese che fu arrestato per le sue simpatie reali e deportato in Guyana durante il periodo rivoluzionario. Non comune. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Observations of the Manners and Customs of the Egyptians,

      London: John Stockdale, , 1800. the Overflowing of the Nile and its Effects; with Remarks on the Plague, and other Subjects. Written during a Residence of Twelve Years in Cairo and its Vicinity. Quarto (260 × 204 mm) contemporary half calf on marbled boards, rebacked with the original spine laid down. Large folding map frontispiece of the Nile from D'Anville's 1765 map. A little rubbed, light browning, but overall very good. First edition. Antes was born in Frederick, Pennsylvania, his father Heinrich, a member of the German Reformed Church being largely responsible for the establishment of the Moravian Brotherhood in the state. John was a talented musician, watch- and instrument-maker, a violin that he made in 1759 is held by the Moravian Historical Society Museum at Nazareth, PA. In 1769 he was ordained in the Moravian ministry and travelled out to Egypt as a missionary. From his arrival in 1770 to his departure in 1781 Antes "endured a series of ordeal not at all unlike the extraordinary plots concocted by adventure story writers." (McKorkle, "John Antes; American Dilettante", Musical Quarterly 1956.) The most horrifying incident was his imprisonment and beating by the Bey in an attempt to extract a ransom. On leaving Egypt he spent 2 years in Germany, before joining the Moravian congregation at Fulneck, Yorkshire as warden, he remained in England until his death in Bristol in 1808. Antes developed a number of innovations, improved piano hammers, violin bows and tuning pegs for violins and cellos, a door-lock he invented was further refined by his nephew, the American architect, Benjamin Henry Latrobe. In musical circles he probably best remembered as a putative friend of Haydn, and the composer of a considerable number of religious vocal works. An interesting and uncommon account of Egypt before the French expedition. An account of Napoleon's invasion, and of the Battle of the Nile was added to a subsequent edition in order to cash in on popular interest.

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      London: Canterbury, 1800. First Printing of this Enlarged, Updated Edition. Hardcover. Owned by George Daniel, then Mark Pattison. 203 x 121 mm (8 x 4 3/4"). lxxix, [i], 336, 6 pp. Edited by Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges. First Printing of this Enlarged, Updated Edition. Appealing recent brown quarter morocco over linen boards, raised bands, red morocco label. Front flyleaf with ownership inscription of "G. D. / Canonbury"; title page with small, discreet embossed stamp of "Mark Pattison, Lincoln College, Oxon" (see below for both). In exceptionally fine condition inside and out. This is a series of brief biographies of 165 English poets who flourished between the years 1270 and 1603, beginning with Robert of Gloucester and ending with Queen Elizabeth herself. According to DNB, "it includes considered accounts of Shakespeare and Marlowe, a well-written introductory ‘discourse on poets and poetry';, a panegyric on his brother John, and a reticent allusion to his famous uncle," John Milton. Phillips was educated by Milton and later served as his uncle's amenuensis, after the poet's eyesight failed. The editor here, Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges (1762-1837), had a great desire to achieve literary fame, but "he was unhappily led to mistake his delight in reading great works of literature for an evidence of his capacity to produce similar works himself," and his original imaginative works are undistinguished. (DNB) He nevertheless did good service for British literature by producing a number of useful bibliographies, and by seeking out and editing for re-publication both the works of standard authors and rare works which had previously been accessible only to a few wealthy collectors. The provenance here does a great deal to distinguish our copy. Our earlier owner, "G. D. / Canonbury," is surely George Daniel of Canonbury Square, Islington, who amassed one of the most extensive and outstanding collections of dramatic literature, early Shakespeare editions, and Elizabethan ballads. Our other known owner, Mark Pattison (1813-84), was the head of Lincoln College at Oxford University from 1861 and an author and editor of considerable importance. According to DNB, "he had the reputation of being the most learned man in England.

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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

      London: Published by William Redmore Bigg, 2 August 1800, and 1 June 1800. 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. 18 x 23 3/8 inches. 21 3/4 x 26 3/4 inches. 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 mother and his three orphaned children. With tentative looks of compassion, they offer their gifts to the grieving family.

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        Wood-Cock Shooting

      London: Colnagi, July 1st, 1800. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Robert Dodd. Backed to restore losses to margin and to repair large tear in the upper right portion of the print, and to repair tear in bottom margin. 13 x 14 3/8 inches. 14 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches. A wonderful, rustic English shooting scene Julius Cæsar Ibbetson "was apprenticed to John Fletcher, a ship-painter at Hull. Ibbetson attracted public attention by his designs for ship decoration and by some scenery painted for the Hull Theatre, and his success encouraged him to seek his fortune in London in 1777. He was forced at first to work for Mr. Clarke, a picture dealer in Leicester Fields, but was able at the same time to acquire a thorough acquaintance with the works and methods of Dutch artists, besides learning all the tricks of the trade... In 1780 he married... In 1785 he exhibited at the Royal Academy A View of Northfleet, and continued to exhibit during succeeding years. Becoming acquainted with Captain William Baillie and others, he was introduced into good society, and was patronised by the nobility. In 1788 he accepted a post in Colonel Cathcart's embassy to China. Cathcart, however, died at Java during the voyage, and Ibbetson returned to England. He made many drawings during the voyage, and obtained nautical experience, which he afterwards turned to account in his pictures, but was not able to obtain any remuneration on his return... He sought relief from his misery in dissipation and convivial society, after the example of his friend, George Morland... This only led to further embarrassments, and in 1798 he quitted London for Liverpool to escape his creditors. Ibbetson lived quietly for some time near Ambleside in Westmoreland, visiting Scotland in 1800... A sign painted by Ibbetson for an inn at Troutbeck, near Ambleside, had some notoriety... He suffered further pecuniary losses through the defalcations of a friend, but the number of his commissions now enabled him to free himself to some extent from debt. At the invitation of one of his chief patrons, Mr. William Danby of Swinton Park, Ibbetson settled near that place in Masham, Yorkshire. Here he spent the remainder of his days... As a painter in oil of cattle and pigs Ibbetson has hardly been excelled in England, even by Morland... In his landscape-painting Ibbetson somewhat resembled Richard Wilson, R.A. He also painted small portraits in a neat and rapid manner. His paintings of animals were much prized, especially in Yorkshire, where they are often to be met with in private houses. Benjamin West called him the Berghem of England. He also painted in water-colour in the old tinted method with great success." (DNB). Snelgrove, p. 111

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        Das Ganze de Brannteweinbrennerey oder vollstandiger in der Unterricht Bereitung des Brannteweins und der verschiedenen Liquere. Zweiter Theil

      Leipzig: Wilhelm Rein, 1800. Very thick octavo, xxxii + 799 pages. Second volume only, complete in and of itself. Text in German. A complete instructional manual book for tinctures, brandies, aquavits, waters, and more. The work is detailed and clearly laid out; thirty-two pages of single spaced index lists hundred of recipes. Also included are dozens of recipes for what we might call fountain drinks: lemonades, chocolate sodas, root beers and twenty-eight varieties of sherbet. Contemporary manuscript notes of a previous owner to endpapers. Paper spine label faded, and some general edgewear and rubbing to the paper covered boards, internally fine. [Worldcat locates only two copies: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and the Danish Union Catalogue].

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        Painting from a Grecian vase [Pl. 41, vol. III]

      [Florence: Société Chalcographique, circa 1800-1803]. Hand-coloured engraving, after Tischbein, on laid paper. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling. 10 1/2 x 14 inches. 13 1/2 x 21 inches. A spectacularly beautiful image from a highly important work which remains a unique record of Sir William Hamilton's great collection of classical antiquites. This plate is from the scarce Florence edition of Tischbein's famous work on Sir William Hamilton's second and greatest collection of antique vases. His first had been sold to the British Museum in 1772, the second nearly did not make it to Britain (about a third were lost in a shipwreck), but the collection was eventually brought by Thomas Hope, one of the great champions of the neo-classical style. The present image is both a technically brilliant record of a priceless object and a highly- pleasing graphic image that has as much appeal today as when it was produced in Florence two hundred years ago. Sir William Hamilton was the British ambassador to Naples from 1764 to 1800, during the city's golden age. An avid antiquarian, Hamilton assembled one of the world's finest collections of Greek and Roman antiquities. In addition to his duties as ambassador, Hamilton was also renowned as a knowledgeable guide and congenial host to the visiting English 'Grand Tourists'. With infectious enthusiasm he would extol the wonders of Naples and the beauties of arts of the ancient world, inspiring in many of his aristocratic visitors a genuine love of the antique. This new-found enthusiasm found its expression in the new style of neo-classicism and in the collections of antiquites which found their way to many of the stately homes of England. Cf. Brunet IV, 469

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        Moore's Irish Melodies

      London - Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1800 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An exquisite, illustrated edition of Moore's Irish Melodies. Illustrated by D. Maclise. From the Preface: Whatever merit there may be in interpreting the voice that spoke in my country's music, lending it a vent in verse, and bringing home to other hearts besides my own the various feelings, sad, gay, or impassioned, with which it teems, to such merit I may perhaps, proudly pretend. Condition: In a green Morocco leather binding with gilt decoration to the boards and ribbing to the spine, with gilt lettering. Externally, very smart with some shelfwear only. There is some slight wear to the spine and corners. Edges of the leaves are gilt. Internally, firmly bound. Front hinge is slightly tender. Pages are generally bright and clean. There is some slight spotting, predominantly to the title-page. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        A Digest of the Laws of the State of Georgia, From Its First

      1800. The First Compilation of the Laws of Georgia [Georgia]. Watkins, Robert [1759 or 66-1805], Compiler. Watkins, George [fl. 1800-1803], Compiler. A Digest of the Laws of the State of Georgia. From Its First Establishment as a British Province Down to the Year 1798, Inclusive, And the Principal Acts of 1799: In Which is Comprehended the Declaration of Independence; The State Constitutions of 1777 and 1789, With Alterations and Amendments in 1794. Also the Constitution of 1798. It Contains as Well All the Laws in Force, As Those Which are Deemed Useful and Necessary, Or Which Are Explanatory of Existing Laws; Together, With the Titles of All the Obsolete and Other Acts. And Concludes With an Appendix Containing the Original Charters and Other Documents, Ascertaining and Defining the Limits and Boundary of the State; All the Treaties With the Southern Tribes of Indians; The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union; The Constitution of the United States, And a Few Acts of Congress. Together with a Copious Index to the Whole. Philadelphia: Printed by R. Aitken, 1800. [viii], 837, [28] pp. Includes a five-page subscriber list. Quarto (10" x 8"). Recent three-quarter morocco-stamped cloth over plain cloth, lettering piece to spine, patterned endpapers. Some rubbing to boards and extremities with minor wear to spine ends and corners, later owner bookplate to front pastedown. Light browning and foxing to text. Early owner signatures and annotations to title page, occasional early pencil notes and markings to text and index. A solid copy. * First edition. Georgia was included in the proprietary charter granted to the lords-proprietors of Carolina by Charles II in 1662-63. The charter establishing Georgia under the proprietorship of James Oglethorpe was granted in 1732 and surrendered in 1752. In 1754 Georgia became a Royal colony with crown-appointed governor and a colonial assembly. Georgia joined the Revolution in 1776 Georgia and adopted a state constitution in 1777. It ratified the Federal Constitution in 1788. Watkins and Watkins was the first compilation of Georgia's laws. "Robert Watkins defended the Yazoo land speculation even to the point of fighting three duels with James Jackson. The third of the duels was fought over this book, which was commissioned by the Georgia legislature. When Jackson beca

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        Miyako Fuzoku Keshoden

      Ca. 1800. Nine volumes in original gray paper wraps. Woodcut illustrations throughout. Shungyosai (ca.1760-1823) was a painter and noted book illustrator who produced woodcuts of Japanese festivals and folk tales, as well as illustrations of the customs of Kyoto.

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      - Traducidos del inglês al italiano y de este al español. Por D. G. J. V. D. G. Y. M. Madrid en la Imprenta Real. Año de 1800. Obra em 4 volumes. In 12º (de 13x8 cm) com xxii-306, 285, 348, e 305-(ii) pags. Encadernações da época inteiras de pele. Ilustrado em extra-texto com gravuras com os episódios da viagem à terra (ou planeta) dos macacos. Obra de um subgénero emergente no século XVIII de uma ficção a partir de escritos utópicos originários em interpretações ficcionadas em pesquisas bibliografias e muitas vezes incluídas nos jornais europeus da sua época. Originalmente com o título: The Travels of Henry Wanton to the undiscovered Austral regions and the Kingdom of the Apes, in which are expounded the Character, Customs, state of Knowledge and form of Government of their extraordinary Inhabitants. Location/localizacao: 3-A2-F-16

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        The Purpose and Policy of Prohibition in All Its Phases

      Medal Contest Bureau, 1800. Later. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Good. Medal Contest Bureau, circa late 1800s. A very scarce collectible! This is a 2 volume pamphlet set supporting prohibition. Only copies on sale on the market! Softcover. Bound with thread. Edges worn and a bit tattered. Toned. Good condition.

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        On the Electricity Excited by the Mere Contact of Conducting Substances of Different Kinds.

      FIRST EDITION, extracted from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, volume 90 (1800), part II, pp. 403-431, with an engraved extending plate, an excellent copy bound with the general title to the volume in period-style quarter dark green fine morocco with watered-cloth boards, raised bands with gilt rules, lettered direct, London, Bulmer and sold by Elmsly, Printed to the Royal Society, 1800. * Horblit 37b; Dibner 60; Printing and the Mind of Man 255; Sparrow 193; Norman 2164. "The voltaic pile revolutionized the theory and practice of electricity, so that within one hundred years of Volta's invention more progress was made than in the two thousand four hundred years between the tentative experiences of Thales and the publication of Volta's letter addressed to Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society. ... The indispensability and ubiquity of electricity, in one form or another, in western civilization today emphasize sharply the fact that before 1800 human environment and existence were closer to life in ancient Egypt than to our own." (PMM). "THE FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE VOLTAIC 'PILE, OR ELECTRIC BATTERY" (Horblit). Volta's invention of the electric battery (the 'voltaic pile') was composed of pairs of silver and zinc disks separated by cardboard soaked in saline or acid solution. It was a breakthrough in physics, and led to the development of electrotechnology. The chemical properties immediately inspired the electrolyzing experiments and led to William Nicholson's decomposition of water and Davy's discovery of the elements sodium and potassium. It inspired studies of the physical properties of the electric current which led to the laws of Ohm, Oersted and Faraday, and the dawn of electrotechnology. "With this new force, water was decomposed, metal was electro-deposited, the electro-magnet was created and the electrical age was begun" (Dibner).

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        The Works of Robert Burns; with an account of his life, and a criticism on his writings

      Liverpool: J. M'Creery, 1800. Four-volume set complete. First edition, with list of subscribers, biography, unpublished poems, letters, and glossary. Fine contemporary binding of 3/4 green leather and green cloth covered boards. Raised bands, leather labels, and gilt tooling to spines. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Pencil annotation to some pages. A beautiful fine set. Burns' (1759-1796) celebrated poetry and writing have led him to be regarded as the national poet of Scotland.

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        2 P.S. à Soult.

      Au Q.G. de Gênes, 25-26 pluviôse an 8 1800 - in-folio, 1 pp. en-tête du chef d'état major général de l'Armée d'Italie ; accompagné du Bulletin analytique des Archives du duc de Dalmatie. Suchet transmet l'ordre du général en chef, au général Soult de prendre le commandement des trois premières divisions de l'Armée d'Italie (aile droite). Lettre du 25 pluviôse an 8 (14 février 1800). Joint la situation détaillée des 3 divisions annoncée dans la lettre (tableau sur 1 pp. in-folio, fortes moisissures en marge et en pied) : 1ère division commandée par Miollis, 2ème div. commandée par Gazan, la 3ème par Marbot, les commissaires des guerres nommés étant respectivement Vénard, Guyon et Romans. Joint l'ordre du jour du chef d'état major Suchet, du 26 pluviôse (4 pp. in-folio, en-tête de l'état-major général de l'Armée d'Italie, forte moisissure en pied avec léger manque, papier fragile), comprenant la "nouvelle organisation de l'Armée ordonnée par le général en chef", détaillant la composition de l'Armée de Massena, mentionnant notamment la nomination du général Oudinot à la place de Suchet comme chef d'état major. Massena avait prit la place de Championnet à la tête de l'Armée d'Italie qui était en pleine désorganisation, en proie aux mutineries et aux désertions ainsi qu'à la maladie du typhus. Comptant moins de 30,000 hommes en état de combattre sur les 150,000 théorique, Masséna divisa son armée en trois corps, confiant la défense des Alpes à Turreau, le centre à Suchet, et la défense de Gênes à Soult en qui le général en chef a toute confiance depuis les opérations en Suisse.

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        The Bible. The Ninth Edition

      New England: Printed for the Purchaser, (c. 1800). 274pp. Illustrated with a woodcut frontispiece. The ninth edition of John Taylor’s Verbum Sempiternum is a rare American Thumb Bible about which only two copies are known, both of which are defective. According to Adomeit, “Epitomes of the story of the Bible were intended to provide early religious instruction for children not yet thought old enough to address the Bible itself,” and they provided summaries of each book in short, rhyming verses. First published in London in 1614, this text was extremely popular and remained in print for nearly three centuries. Bound in original plain calf over wooden boards. Several closely cropped pages, with a few words affected, owner’s signature on a preliminary blank page, else a fine, complete copy. (Adomeit A130; Welch 1293.9; Evans 35190, MBN no. 83). (1 7/8 by 1 3/4; 47x44mm).

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        An Account of an Embassy to the Kingdom of Ava,

      London: W. Bulmer and Co. for G. and W. Nichol, and J. Wright,, 1800. Sent by the Governor-General of India in the Year 1795. Quarto (294 x 229 mm). Contemporary streaked calf, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label, marbled endpapers and edges. 2 engraved folding maps by J. Walker after Dalrymple and Thomas Woods and 26 engraved plates by T. Medland, Vincent, and MacKenzie after Singey Bey, and others, 4 of them folding and 3 double-page. A little rubbed at the extremities, joints neatly repaired, light toning and slight hygroscopic damping in the fore-margin of the plates, but overall a very good copy. First edition of "one of the first detailed accounts of the country written in English. In just over 500 pages, it addressed the history, geography, culture, and economics of Burma." (ODNB) Also notable for the survey of the lower River Irrawaddy, the first reliable chart of it, which was carried out by Symes's colleague Thomas Woods and is illustrated in the second folding map. Superbly illustrated with plates of costumes, customs, architecture and arts, many by the Company-trained Bengali artist Singey Bey, and a suite of 8 botanical plates of the plants selected by the President of the Royal Society "as the most rare and curious among the copious and valuable collection made by Doctor Buchanan." Symes was sent to the court of King Bodawpaya of Burma, "to try to improve political and commercial relations," and to ascertain whether the French had begun to make inroads at the court. "The embassy was counted a success…" and this his account "painted a generally favourable impression of Burma, emphasizing its civility, culture, and stability, while also hinting at the Burmese court's suspicions of the British." When Hiram Cox, the first British ambassador to be sent to Burma under the terms of Symes's agreements, was turned away "Cox blamed Symes for his failure, and for exaggerating Burmese good will and intentions." Symes was sent back following trouble on the Arakan border, his second embassy being notably less successful than the first; "Most interpretations of Anglo-Burmese relations, when dealing with Symes, have tended to echo Hiram Cox, and dismiss Symes's reports as overly optimistic and uncritical. However, if these reports are read carefully, Symes does not appear as credulous as some have made him out to be. He was well aware of the court's insularity and suspicions of outsiders, and he reckoned that misunderstandings would frequently punctuate diplomatic relations… his writings display a genuine fascination with Burmese society, and indicate that he was eager to seek some rapprochement with Burma." Symes died in 1809 of wounds sustained during Moore's retreat from Corunna.

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        PHYTOLOGIA; OR PHILOSOPHY OF AGRICULTURE AND GARDENING. With the Theory of Draining Morasses, and with Improved Construction of the Drill Plough

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1800. pp.viii, 612, [12-index]; 12 b/w plates of which several folding; the first nine with associated leaf of letterpress. A very good copy with wide margins, the leaf measuring 203mm x 265mm (this copy is a very generous 4to; the Irish edition published by Byrne of the same year is in smaller 8vo format). Fine contemporary full green straight-grained morocco, with gilt lettering to the spine, gilt decoration to the boards and spine, gilt ruled dentelles and gilt decorated turn-ins. All edges gilt. Binding with a little general wear and rubbing, several superficial scuff marks and head of front joint with a little more worn. Contents clean and tight, original yellow end papers, no inscriptions, plates and title page a little toned/spotted and the latter with a single light crease; old paper repair to the lower outer corner of leaf just affecting a few letters; a few pages with light pencil annotation; some leaves printed on bluish paper. A very good copy in a handsome contemporary binding. "Erasmus Darwin's third major work, Phytologia (1800), is primarily an agricultural treatise. Although the book deals with such practical matters as manures, draining and watering of land, plant diseases and how to cure them, and reform of the linnaean system of classification, Darwin considered it to be essentially a continuation and application to plants of the discussion of biological evolution that he had begun in Zoonomia. The philosophical matter of Phytologia is of particular interest : in it Darwin not only recommended a limesulfur mixture as an insecticide, but also proposed ecological controls, suggesting that insect pests might be limited by increasing the numbers of their enemies - for exemple, the larvae of the aphidophorus (ichneumon) fly might be kept down by encouraging the breeding of the hedge birds, larks and rooks which feed on them.". (DSB III p. 579).. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good/No dust jacket. 4to.

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        Wolf's Tod in der Schlacht bei Quebeck

      F. Randel, Berlin 1800 - A later German version based on the original English edition., Image Size : 250x365 (mm), 9.875x14.375 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 300x400 (mm), 11.75x15.75 (Inches), Hand Colored, Copper Engraving

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        [Coast Pilot] The American coast pilot; containing the courses and distances between the principal harbours, capes and headlands, from Passamaquoddy through the Gulf of Florida, with directions for sailing into the same, describing the soundings, bearings of the light-houses and beacons from the rocks, shoals, ledges, &c. Together with the courses and distances from Cape-Cod and Cape-Ann to Georges’-Bank, through the South and East Channels, and the setting of the currents, with the latitudes and longitudes of the principal harbours on the coast, together with a tide table. By Capt. Lawrence Furlong. Corrected and improved by the most experienced pilots in the United States-- Also, information to masters of vessels, wherein the manner of transacting business at the custom-houses is fully elucidated. Published according to act of Congress

      Newburyport (Massachusetts): Printed by Edmund M. Blunt, (Proprietor),, 1800. Third Edition. Full Calf. Near Fine. 8vo: xvi,[1],18-251,[5]pp, including one hundred pages of additional material, published without maps or plates, as was the first edition of 1796. Original tree calf, flat spine divided into six compartment with gilt rules, red morocco label lettered in gilt. Two states noted: One has booksellers’ advertisements for West & Greenleaf and for E. & S. Larkin on p. [255-256], and is dated "Boston, November 26, 1800." at foot of p. [256]. The other has advertisements for Thomas C. Cushing and for Thomas Biggs, and is dated "Philadelphia, Sept. 18, 1800." Our copy is the latter. An excellent example, the final blank wanting. The only two copies of the first edition to appear at auction in recent years (Christie's, 2007; Doyle New York 2011) sold for $57,600 and $74,500, respectively. Sabin 26218. Howes F421. ESTC Citation No. W37197. Evans 36989 and 37483. OCLC 62797803. Third Edition of the primary American navigational guide, all early editions of which are rare, particularly in this condition. In 1796, Edmund Blunt published the first edition, the author of which was nominally Lawrence Furlong, a prominent New England sea captain. In fact, Blunt was using Furlong's name to gain credibility for his work, which was largely plagiarized from early English works and may have included information from early Spanish and Portuguese explorers of the New World. Early editions (such as this) have no charts but rely on written descriptions of sailing directions, tide tables, tables of latitudes and longitudes of principal harbors and navigation landmarks. In later editions, information on Admiralty Law, tariff regulations, Custom House procedures, and even chartlets appeared. A second edition followed in 1798, which was almost twice the size of the first edition, as is this third. The appendix contains such useful information as laws relating to the power and duty of consuls, instructions for masters of vessels, regulations of seamen and fisheries, an abstract of the laws of the United States concerning vessels to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries, relief of sick and disabled seamen, quarantine, protection of American seamen, the slave trade, duties payable by law on all goods, and wares and merchandize. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Introductory Lessons, With Familiar Examples in Landscape, For the Use of Those Who Are Desirous of Gaining Some Knowledge of the Pleasing Art of Painting in Water Colours; To Which Are Added Some Clear and Simple Rules

      Printed By W. Bulmer and Co. Cleveland-Row, St. James's, for the Author; and Sold By G. And W. Nicol, Booksellers to His Majesty, Pall-Mall; and Messrs. J. And J. Boydell, Cheapside, 1800. IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. COMPLETE with 8 engraved plates, 5 of which are hand coloured. Title continues: Exemplified by Suitable Sketches and More Finished Paintings. As This Work is Chiefly Intended for the Mere Beginner, The Rules Are Both Familiar and Progressive. To Which Are Added, Instructions For Executing Transparencies, In a Style Both Novel and Easy. [4], 36pp, bound in paper vellum and marbled paper over boards, deckled page edges, with binding and hinges tight. Covers show edge/corner wear, small paper label on front cover, some pages uncut, offsetting from plates, occasional light foxing on prelims. SCARCE.. First Edition. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Historis journael van de voyage gedaen met 3 schepen uyt Zeelant naer d'Oost-Indien onder het beleyt van den commandeur Joris van Spilbergen, syn eerste reyse. In den jare 1601. 1602. 1603. 1604. Als meede beschrijvinge van de tweede voyage ghedaen met 12 schepen na d'Oost-Indien onder den admirael Steven vander Hagen.

      - Alden & Landis 648/181 (5 copies); Howgego, to 1800, S158; Sabin 89448; STCN (5 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 1022 & 446 note; Tiele, Mém. 143 (for V.d. Hagen see also pp. 170-171); Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 198. Account of the famous first voyage to the East Indies by the German naval officer in Dutch service, Joris van Spi(e)lbergen (1558-1620), first published in 1605. Appended are Potanus's description of Java (pp. 57-61) and, with its own drop-title, an account of Steven vander Hagen's second voyage to the East Indies (pp. 62-96), first published in 1606. The whole, also issued in Joost Hartgers collection Oost-Indische voyagien (1648), is based on the editions of Spilbergen (including Potanus's description) and Van der Hagen published in the 10th and 12th parts of Commelin's collection Begin ende voortgangh (1645). Funded by the entrepreneur Balthasar de Moucheron, Spilbergen left for the East Indies with three ships: Het Lam (the lamb), De Ram (the ram) and Het Schaap (the sheep). He sailed from Veere in Zeeland on 5 May 1601. In November he rounded the Cape of Good Hope to reach Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in May 1602. Until September the fleet was anchored at Batticaloa on Ceylon's east coast where Spilbergen negotiated with the king of Kandi, promising him military assistance against the Portuguese. Between September 1602 and March 1603 he was at Banda Atjeh, in Sumatra, negotiating with the sultan and hunting for Portuguese ships. In February 1603 ships of the newly founded Dutch East India Company arrived at Atjeh and were joined by Spilbergen's fleet. After spending the summer of 1603 at Bantam in Java, Spilbergen returned to Holland with his two remaining ships, arriving at Vlissingen on 24 March 1604.In 1603 the VOC appointed Steven vander Hagen to lead a voyage to the East Indies, which sailed in December 1603 with twelve heavily armed vessels taking about 1200 men. His instructions were to attack the Portuguese trading ports in India, take Malacca, and expell the Spanish from the Moluccas. Also with Vander Hagen's fleet was the yacht Duyfken under command of Willem Jansz., who was to discover Australia in 1606. In September 1605 Vander Hagen sailed for Holland leaving the Duyfken and another vessel in the Indies for further exploration, and leaving three manned forts in the Spice Islands.The present 1648 edition appears to be the third separately published edition (after 1605 and 1617). No other separate editions are recorded so early in STCN, Picarta and OCLC WorldCat. The text was also published, however, as part of De Bry's Orientalischen Indien (1605/06) and Commelin's Begin ende voortgangh . (1646), which may account for other editions noted in the literature.

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        Ansichten. Holsteinische Gegenden). 2 Hefte. (Hamburg, 1800/1802). Zusammen 13 Kupferstiche, meist nach Ludwig Strack . Qu.-8°. Ohne Einband.,

      1800 - Kat. d. SH Landesbibliothek, S. 1025 u. 1230.- Enthält Ansichten von Fissau bei Eutin, Keller-See, Sielbecker Lustgarten, Dieksee, Schloßgarten, Lebeben See, Hamburg (von der Elbe, von der Aussen-Alster, vom Schifbeck), Plön, Ratzeburg, Knoop (Schleuse, Baudissinscher Park).- Im weißen Außensteg teils etwas stockfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        The Entrance to the Elephanta Cave [vol. V, plate VII]

      London: Published as the Act Directs for Thos. Daniell, Howland Street, Fitzroy Square, "March 1. 1800" [watermarked 1809]. Aquatint by and after Thomas & William Daniell, coloured by hand, on 'Whatman' wove paper. 20 7/8 x 29 inches. A stunning view of the cave-temple on Elephanta Island in the middle of Bomay harbour, from Thomas and William Daniell's celebrated book "Oriental Scenery". This "rock-cut Hindu sanctuary ... is generally attributed to the 6th-century Shilahara rulers. The main entrance is through a columned hall entirel;y hewn out of the basalt hill that rises in the middle of [Elephanta] ... island. Known to the Portuguese ... the Elephanta cave-temple was a popular excursion for European visitors at the time of the Daniells" (India yesterday and today p. 183). The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is considered one of the finest illustrated works on India. Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture, and antiquities that graced the countryside. They then devoted a further thirteen years to publishing their remarkably accurate aquatints. In Britain, the impact was explosive. A cult of Indian architecture, landscaping and interior decoration arose, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as its centerpiece. The Daniells gave the English public their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement still lies in their ability to blend the picturesque with the real, resulting in images that capture the European taste for the sublime landscape, while still remaining faithful to their subjects. The Daniells brought the romance of the English landscape to the antiquities of India and provided England with an accurate vision of this wondrous country. Consisting of one hundred and forty-four views, published in six parts, the work was issued in seven stages: three sets of twenty-four plates titled Oriental Scenery with title dates of 1795, 1797, and 1801; twelve plates titled Antiquities of India dated 1799; twenty-four plates titled Hindoo Excavations dated 1803; twenty-four plates titled Views in Hindoostan dated 1807; and twelve further plates of Antiquities of India published without a title page in 1808. All plates were engraved by the Daniells and all are taken from their drawings save the twenty-four plates of Hindoo Excavations, which are after drawings by James Wales. Abbey Travel II. 420 no. 58 ; Martinelli and Michell, India: Yesterday and Today, p. 183, no. 117

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      Piccadilly, England.: Privately Printed By Author., 1800. ..."AS WELL AS TO TRAIN HORSES FOR RUNNING, AND HUNTERS AND HACKS FOR HARD RIDING. TO PRESERVE THEIR STRENGTH, AND THEIR SINEWS FROM BEING SO OFTEN DESTROYED; WITH REASONS FOR HORSES CHANGING IN THEIR RUNNING. LIKEWISE A FULL ACCOUNT OF THE PRINCE'S HORSE ESCAPE RUNNING AT NEWMARKET ON THE 20TH AND 21ST DAYS OF OCTOBER 1791. WITH OTHER INTERESTING PARTICULARS."...vii, 170pp... Marbled boards with stamped leather corners and spine, gilt lettering and decoration on spine, raised spine bands, black leather title label (chipped) on spine... Spine has modest damage...A few page edges have been professionally repaired...No publication date stated but circa 1800... Minimal shelf wear... . First Edition.. Three-Quarter Leather.. Very Good.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Three Tours of Doctor Syntax. a Poem [Three Volumes in One]

      London: George Routledge & Sons. 1800 (?) edition. Description: 279 p. Ill. Rowlandson frontis. Subjects: William Combe - Poem - The Three Tours of Doctor Syntax. Finely bound in modern gilt-blocked buckram cloth over marble boards; very impressively finished. Scans and additional bibliographic details on request.

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        The Pearl of Great Price, Which Is the duty of every good christian to seek / for and tho' they be forty or fifty years / before they find it yet when once / found it will repay with / everlasting comforts.

      Sheffield: Crome Printer c 1800 - 12mo, 8pp., woodcut title-vignette, 3 further woodcuts within the text, a couple of light ink spots, stitched as issued, uncut. An extremely rare provincial poem by James Hadfield, described on the title-page as a schoolmaster. A search of Copac finds that a J. Crome of Sheffield was printing from 1791 to 1825. No other copy located.

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        TRACTS ON THE RESOLUTION OF AFFECTED ALGEBRAICK EQUATIONS by Dr. Halley’s , Mr. Raphson’s and Sir Isaac Newton’s method of approximation

      London: Printed by J. Davis and sold by J. White,, 1800 Half-title, lxxviii, 479pp., bound in ¾ black calf over marbled covered boards (spine is polished calf, corners appear to have been repaired in crushed morocco) rear joint cracked but very tight, covers rubbed. Maseres states in his preface, "The principle object of the present collection of tracts is to explain, and illustrate by examples, Mr. Raphson’s and Dr. Halley’s methods of resolving affected algebraic equations by approximation, and to compare these two methods with each other, in order to be able to form a judgment of their respective merits and determine to which of them we ought to give the preference." Tracts here have been reprinted by Maseres to show his comparisons. Maseres was a British mathematician, lawyer, attorney general of Quebec, senior judge of London Sheriff’s Court, Fellow of the Royal Society and author. He wrote a dissertation on the use of negative signs in Algebra. Besides his many scientific works, he wrote "A View of the English Constitution" and "Principles of the Doctrine of Lifetime Annuities" and several other works pertaining to Government and laws. A very good copy of one of Maseres scarcest works.. Octavo.

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        Le Cultivateur Anglois, ou Oeuvres choisies d'Agriculture, et d'Economie rurale et politique

      ...Traduit de l'Anglois par les CC. Lamarre, Benoist et Billecocq; avec des Notes par le citoyen Delalauze. 73 engraved plates on 72 sheets (many folding), of which one is finely handcolored, & six folding printed tables. 18 vols. 8vo, cont. half-calf & speckled boards, flat spines gilt with wheat sheaf & sunburst stamps in alternating compartments, pale blue morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: Maradan, 1800-01. First edition in French of the collected works of Arthur Young (1741-1820). He "was not only the best-known agricultural reformer and publicist of his time, with an international reputation, but also a figure of importance in the political and social issues of the day. He had an extraordinary capacity for work...In an age of hazardous roads he travelled many thousands of miles, a high proportion of them on horseback or on foot, and he still found energy to write up his day's notes and perhaps some letters in his inn room at night. Some modern historians have criticized his agricultural work and have compared him unfavourably with his rival, William Marshall, but it is often overlooked that their approaches were different: Marshall gave an account of the farming of a region as a whole, while Young was not concerned with presenting a rounded picture of contemporary farming; his interests lay entirely in reporting on new advances and condemning old and inefficient methods. His enthusiasm often led him into hyperbole, but he was realistic in appreciating that farmers would only take up what could be shown to pay. Some of his own experiments were misconceived, but in his day the true factors in plant growth were far from understood. As a pioneering scientific spirit he was very widely respected, and his knowledge, wit, and pleasant personality made him welcome in both aristocratic mansion and modest farmhouse."-ODNB. Young's writings were very influential in France. This is the very fine Schönborn-Buchheim set. A few corners have minor wear or rubbing. .

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        A Bill to Provide for the better Establishment & Regulation of the Courts of the United States. 11th March, 1800. Read the first and second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee

      Philadelphia: Printed by order of the House of Representatives,, 1800. ...of the whole House on Monday next. first edition; 44 pp.; general age toning with light damp staining on title and one corner of first text leaf; overall good+, untrimmed and tied into self wrappers; the bill that would become the Judiciary Act of 1801. Photos available upon request.

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        The president thanks his friend for pears and broccoli Autograph letter, not signed

      Quincy, Massachusetts,: 24 September, 1800. Unbound. Fine/Scrawled note in which Adams refers to himself in the third person throughout, thanking his friend Elbridge Gerry for a gift of garden produce. "The P. presents his best respects to Mr. Gerry and his hearty thanks for the elegant present of peaches, pears, and broccoli.... " Adams goes on to discuss fine points of pear varieties and pear culture, and asks the favor of having two or three trees from Gerry. He offers a few peaches in return, and the broccoli drops out of American presidential discourse completely until it is revived by the first George Bush.. Quarto (203 x 245 mm); 1 page with integral address leaf, addressed to Elbridge Gerry (signer from Massachusetts and future vice-president of the United States). Docketed in Gerry's hand. Remains of wax seal. Text in Adams' hand.

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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

      Thomas Brown and William Faden, Edinburgh and London 1800 - The large folding map comprises 9 separate linen backed hand coloured sheets, each sheet measuring 642mm x 579mm. Morocco case with flap worn. Maps G with some light scattered browning, mainly on linen backing

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        Flora Britannica

      London: J. Davis, 1800, 1800, 1804. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 3 volumes, 8vo (5 1/4" x 8 5/8"), in Latin. Leather bound, with gilt banded spines and decoration to front and rear edges. Dark olive green endpapers. This set previously owned by William Hodgson, Jr, whose bookplate is on the front pastedown of each volume and signature is on each front blank sheet before half title. Born in Sheffield, England, in 1804, Hodgson received his pharmacist training from John Bell in London. In 1827 he emigrated to Philadelphia where he became prominent in his profession. Vol III of this set has a handwritten sheet set in with description of Carex elongata copied from Withering, Vol 2., at the end of which is the personal note "Wm. Backhouse of Darlington is in want of a specimen". Presumably this is in reference to the older William Backhouse (1779-1844), who collected grasses, along with mosses, and was known for planting many trees. The note appears to be by the same hand as signed the book. Various pressed specimens included in the volumes. James Edward Smith was an English botanist and founder of the Linnean Society. He provided the descriptions for the series on English Botany published and illustrated by James Sowerby. // Rubbing to extremities. Very beginning of a split along outer spine of Vol. I, else binding sound with no separations or splits at hinges. Some darkening to endpapers in places. Light spotting to front and rear matter, with some toning to some pages. Overall lovely copies. [more pictures at or contact bookseller for more details]

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        Principles of the Bankrupt Law

      1800. Cullen, Archibald [1755-1824]. Principles of the Bankrupt Law. London: Printed by A. Strahan, 1800. viii, [xii], 477, [15] pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Contemporary tree calf, gilt spine with lettering piece, gilt dentelles along board edges. Light rubbing to extremities, a few minor scuffs to boards, early owner bookplate (Fasquel) to front pastedown. Light toning to text, negligible foxing to a few leaves. A well-preserved copy in a handsome binding. * Sole edition. Cullen's detailed treatise is arranged in four books: Of the Persons Who May be Bankrupt, Of the Acts Which Make a Person a Bankrupt, Of the Commission, And Proceedings Under It, Of Suits, and Other Proceedings, At Law, and Equity and Of Commissions Against Partners. It offers an excellent synopsis of English bankrupt law at the beginning of the nineteenth century, a time when the laws would change considerably due to the Industrial Revolution and the growth of the British Empire. OCLC locates no copies in North America; the ESTC locates 7 copies, 5 in law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, UCLA, UC-Berkeley and Yale). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:541 (17).

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        60 Biblische Geschichten des neuen Testaments. In Kupfer gestochen von Johann Balzer.

      Johann Balzerischer Kupferstich Verlag,, Prag, 1800 - Prag, Johann Balzerischer Kupferstich Verlag, o.J. (um 1800). Gr.8°. 60 Tafeln. Fadenbindung mit marmoriertem Umschlag. Dieser teils gelöst. Sonst in gutem Zustand. (s. Foto). Sprache: DE Sonst in gutem Zustand. (s. Foto). Fadenbindung mit marmoriertem Umschlag. Dieser teils gelöst. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Persian Lyrics or Scattered Poems from the Diwan-I-Hafiz: with Paraphrases in Verse and Prose, A Catalogue of the Gazels as Arranged in a Manuscript of the Works of Hafiz in the Chetham Library at Manchester and Other Illustrations

      n.p.: Printed at the Oriental Press, by Wilson & Co. Wild-Court, for E. Harding, et al, 1800. First edition. 4to. 98, ix, [1], 54 (appendix) pp. Uncut in original pink boards, rebacked in tan cloth, printed paper spine label, free endpapers renewed. Covers worn, some browning to text margins . Contains text in Persian of 11 ghazals by Hafiz with translations in verso and prose

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        Die Schöpfung. Ein Oratorium in drey Abtheilungen. In Musik gesetzt von Joseph Haydn, Doctor der Tonkunst.

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

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

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

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        A Complete Body of Ancient Geography. Neatly Engraved on Thirteen Plates. Containing 1. Orbis Romani, pars Orientalils. 2. Orbis Romani, pars Occidentalis. 3. Orbis Veteribus Notus. 4. Gallia. 5. Italiae. 6. Graeciae. 7. Asiae Minor, et Syriae. 8. Palaestina. 9. Aegyptus. 10. Britannia Romana, by Mr. Horsley. 11. Greciae, pars Septentrionalis. by Mons. de L'Isle.12. Greciae, pars Meridionalis. 13. Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the British Isles, in an intermediate State, between Ancient and Modern Geography, by Mons. D'Anville The Whole Materially Improved, By Inserting the Modern Names of Places under the Ancient.

      London: Robert Laurie and James Whittle, 1800. Half Calf. Very Good. Large folio, measuring 22 by 15.5 inches, or 56 by 40 cm, with the 13 maps contained herein all double paged. The maps are copper engraved and hand-colored in outline, most with typical Baroque style, often figurative, cartouches in the corners with the title of the particular map contained therein. The maps are watermarked 1794. They are also printed on a paper with a high rag content and thus well-preserved, with a bit of light toning and only trivial soiling otherwise. A few leaves have a long, narrow light dampstain along a margin, which few would find bothersome. There are a few minor chips and/or tears besides, again not intrusive of the maps proper. Rebacked with modern calf. Otherwise the marbled boards and the corner calf triangles are contemporary. The latter have wear, as do the edges.

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        Systeme des connnaissances chimiques, et de leurs applications aux Phénomènes de la nature et de l¿art¿

      Baudouin, Paris 1800 - 8vo. [21.5 x 13 cm], 11 volumes. I: (2) ff., 176 pp., 220 pp.; II: 352 pp., (1) f. errata; III: (2) ff., 344 pp., (1) f. errata; IV: (2) ff., 324 pp.; V: (2) ff., 397 pp.; VI: (2) ff., 442 pp. [last 2 ff. mispaginated]; VII: (2) ff., 378 pp.; XIII: (2) ff., 330 pp. [pp. 321-4 misbound], (1) f. errata; IX: (2) ff., 448 pp.; X: (2) ff., 420 pp., (1) f. errata; XI: (2) ff., 197 [i.e. 207] pp., 2 ff. printer¿s notices. Uniformly bound in contemporary brown mottled calf, spines in decorative gilt compartments, title and volumes gilt on red and green letterpieces. Occasional very light toning to a few gatherings, otherwise immaculate. An excellent set. First edition of a landmark publication in the history of chemistry, Fourcroy¿s 10-volume encyclopedic treatise of chemical theory and application. The treatise draws on twenty years of research conducted by Fourcroy, from his private lectures in the early 1780s to his most recent investigations into mercury oxides and salts, carried out with his younger partner Vauquelin. ¿The best account of the state of the science at the time¿ (Ferguson). ¿Believing that the time had come for chemistry to separate from natural history, Fourcroy began in 1793 to compose his monumental treatise on the theory of chemistry, containing more information on the subject than any other work yet published. Fourcroy classed substances into eight categories according to their composition, from simple elements to complex organic compounds; his discussions of each category drew both from his own extensive knowledge of chemistry and from the latest observations and discoveries of French and foreign colleagues. Fourcroy considered that chemistry could be understood only through study of its four parts¿history, theory, practice and application¿and at first had intended to write separate treatises for each, but ended up incorporating short accounts of the other parts in the present work, as he was not sure he would live to complete the project at first planned¿ (Norman). *Ferguson I.288; Norman 283; Duveen p. 226 (4to edition); Smeaton pp. 75-7, 225-6; DSB V.89-93. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Report on the Harbour of Scarborough; and on the Means Necessary for its Improvement

      One folding engraved plan of the harbor (a little foxed). 32 pp. Small 4to, attractive modern half-calf & marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Scarborough: G. Broadrick, 1800. First edition and very rare; OCLC locates no printed copy. Chapman (1749-1832), an intimate of Watt and Boulton, was one of the leading civil engineers of his time. He was in charge of the construction of the Kildare Canal and consulting engineer to the grand canal of Ireland. In conjunction with Rennie, he was engineer of the London Docks and of the south dock and basin at Hull. Chapman was also responsible for improving many harbors. Fine copy of a nice provincial imprint. Faint stamp on second leaf of the Free Public Library of Wigan. Ex Bibliotheca Mechanica. ❧ D.N.B., IV, pp. pp. 57-58. .

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        Innocent Recreation

      London: Published by Testolini, 1800. Colour-printed stipple engraving. Very good condition apart from some mild mat burn and a few tiny nicks at the edge of the top margin. 12 1/2 x 14 5/8 inches. 13 1/2 x 16 1/4 inches. A delightful, intimate genre scene in a domestic interior. The scene depicted in this charming print is an allegory of innocence. It pictures a young girl, who herself personifies virtue, engaged in the innocent activity of feeding her pet fowl. Clad in a white dress, she smiles and gazes at the viewer with a wide-eyed expression of childish wonder as she sprinkles breadcrumbs over the beak of a young bird awaiting the snack in anticipation, as its mother looks on approvingly.

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

      London,: Stockdale, 1800.. Handcoloured engraved map measuring 430 x 645 mm., a little browning of the margins, very good. A large and finely engraved map of the world depicting the discoveries of the La PÈrouse 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 LabillardiÈre, 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 PÈrouse, 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 EspÈrance.The fate of the La PÈrouse 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.Ferguson, 269; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 287; Perry & Prescott, 'A Guide to Maps of Australia 1780-1830', 1800.08.

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      1800. [EHON] Keisai Masayoshi [Artist] SANSUI RYAKUGA SHIKI. Edo: Suwaraya Ichibei. Kansei 12 [1800]. 26.5 x 18.1 cm. Faded, chipped and soiled original light blue covers. The original title label is present, but much faded and partly torn away. Complete in 1 volume. 29 single page and 15 double page color illustrations. Ref. Brown p.124; Mitchell p.460,1; 93,4; Ryerson p.213; Hillier pp. 477,8, 480. This copy is much handled and thumbed, with some waterstaining and slight worming, as well. Obviously, a less than pristine copy, but its original loveliness still emerges. A well printed copy, with the dominantly pink/brown color scheme. retaining much of the delicate coloration lost in later, coarser re-issues. Complete:

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        Sansui ryakugashiki, or, Sansui ryakuga shiki (Landscape Sketches, or, Landscapes in abbreviated style)

      A remarkable color woodblock print work created by Keisai in his maturity to demonstrate his original 'abbreviated' painting style, complete as issued with the 43 colors prints with 82 captioned views. This is the very scarce second edition, printed with sharp definition but a brighter color scheme without the light peach, brown and rose found in the first edition. Blues and greens are brighter and some prints like the celebrated Nihonbashi are much altered. It is instructive to view the differences. Offered is a copy for study and enjoyment at a fraction of the price for an excellent example of the first edition. CONDITION DETAIL: Pages: First few print sheets are well thumbed with corner creasing and have some soiling extending into the bottom of the print border. Thereafter, soiling stays within the bottom page margin and prints are clean, a few with a light margin spot. Worm tracks are on all pages but entirely contained to the upper part of the 3.6 cm top margin, away from the print border, centered at the gutter, significant on sheets 5-17, but otherwise not. Bottom margin fiber abrasion is a constant and often extends into the print border: rubs are noticeable. The turned-up corner creases so noticeable at the beginning lessen, becoming bent tips after sheet 9. Colophon: some fore-edge soiling: inked owner notes in Chinese characters at bottom of 2 columns and another on inside of rear wrapper: they don't interfere with text. Covers: much worn and abraded with creased corners: they lack most of the mounted inner lining. Title Slip: character 5 largely rubbed off: rubs to characters 1-4: extensive chipping at outer border. Binding: later cord is very good. PRINTS: The 43 color woodblock prints, 42 of landscapes, are done in sumi with blue and green with tints of gray & brown. 9 are double-page prints with single panoramic views: 7 are double-page prints showing multiple views. 26 single-page prints have 2 views and 1 single page-print has 3 views. Landscapes of Tokyo and environs are on sheets 1-15, with places along the Tokaido Road and in Kyoto, and a selection from the 'western provinces' on sheets 16-30. FORMAT: Publisher's blue hyoshi wrappers sewn with 4-stab holes in the Fukuro-toji style, with the mounted 18 cm title slip with 6 black printed characters. SIZE: Covers: 25.7 x 18.1 cm. Pages: 207 x 161 mm within a single ruled black border: double-page prints are 207 x 322 mm. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, 30 numbered sheets on folded leaves or 60 pages, prints on 59 pages, colophon on p. 60. EDITION NOTE: Wood blocks engraved by the master craftsman, Noshiro Ryuko who engraved all of Keisai's woodblock designs of the period, with large carved in block Keisai hitsu signature and Keisai's carved in block Shoshin seal, (both in fore-edge colophon column). The first edition was published in Kansei 12 [1800] by Suharaya Ichibe in Edo (Tokyo). AVAILABILITY: Very Scarce. A worldwide search of institutions outside of Japan finds 7 examples of the first and 3 examples of the second edition. KEISAI: Pupil of Kitao Shigemasa; worked as a ukiyo-e artist under name, Kitao Masayoshi, producing mainly woodblock designs for illustrating kibyoshi. In 1794, he became painter in attendance to the Daimyo of Tsuyama in Okayama Prefecture, the fief ruled by the Matsudaira clan and he began to use the name, Kuwagata Keisai. As official painter, he worked in the Kano School style with which he had previous familiarity but now formally studied with Kano Yosen'in Korenobu [from 1797]. After 1794, he was principally active as a painter and designer of instructional manuals, presenting a series of sketchbooks demonstrating ryakuga-shiki painting style, first seen by the public in the 1 volume, "Ryakuga-shiki" [1795], the style quickly becoming admired and influential. With its emphasis on the fewest brushstrokes, it required a mastery of technique but allowed Keisai to work quickly from Nature and display subtle transient effects, a quality valued by the Japanese wabi-sabi aesthetic. REFERENCE: Smith & Hillier, Japanese Prints, no. 66, p. 86; "This superb book includes some of the most beautiful and fresh of all landscape prints. It is surprising that it is so little known". (Views detailed in Toda, Ryerson catalog, p. 213, background, pp. 206-07. Brown, p. 124; "rare and charming", background, pp. 122-25, "Keisai stands by himself with his original style of decorative impressionism". Mitchell, p. 460; 2 and the Smith College catalog. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.  

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        The Geographical System of Herodotus

      London,: W. Bulmer, 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.Tooley 'Dictionary of Mapmakers', pages 534 and 651.

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