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        CAREY'S GENERAL ATLAS

      Philadelphia: M. Carey, 1800.. Forty-nine engraved maps, including twenty- six double-page or folding. "A Map of the part of the N.W. Territory of the United States" printed on heavy paper and colored in outline in a contemporary hand. Folio, 17 x 14 inches. Expertly bound to style in half russia over contemporary speckled paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into six compartments by double gilt fillets, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment. Occasional expert repairs in margins and at folds. Very good. A rare edition of Carey's important and early U.S.-produced GENERAL ATLAS. Carey's AMERICAN ATLAS, printed in 1795 with twenty-one maps, was the first atlas printed in America. CAREY'S GENERAL ATLAS was first published in 1796 with forty-five maps. Most of the present atlas is devoted to the Americas, with twenty-seven of the forty-nine maps being of the region. Of the twenty- seven, the majority concern the United States and its territories, and incorporate the latest geographical knowledge available by what was to become one of the premier mapping firms in the United States. Two additional important maps, not included in the 1796 edition, are map 46, "Seven Ranges of Townships...laid out by Congress," and map 47, "Part of the North Western Territory by Samuel Lewis," dated 1796. Not in Rumsey. PHILLIPS ATLASES 3535. SABIN 10858.

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        Carey's General Atlas

      Philadelphia: M. Carey, 1800. Folio. (17 x 14 inches). 49 engraved maps, (including 26 double-page or folding, 'A Map of the part of the N.W. Territory of the United States' printed on heavy paper and coloured in outline in a contemporary hand.) (Occasional expert repairs to margins and folds). Expertly bound to style in half russia over contemporary speckled paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into six compartments by double gilt fillets, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment. Lovely copy of a rare edition of Carey's important and early General Atlas. Carey's "American Atlas," printed in 1795 with 21 maps, was the first atlas printed in America. Carey's "General Atlas" was first published in 1796 with 45 maps. Most of the present atlas is devoted to the Americas with 27 of the 49 maps being of the region. Of the 27, the majority concern the United States and its territories, and incorporate the latest geographical knowledge available by what was to become one of the premier mapping firms in the United States. Two additional important maps, not included in the 1796 edition, are map 46 Seven Ranges of Townships... laid out by Congress and map 47 Part of the North Western Territory by Samuel Lewis, dated 1796. Phillips Atlases 3535; not in Rumsey; cf. Sabin 10858.

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        THE PROSPECT BEFORE US

       "THE PROSPECT BEFORE US" by James Thomson Callender.  Volume 1. Printed for the Author, and sold by M.Jones, S. Pleasants, Jun. and J. Lyon-1800. It is complete at 184 pages. Volume I was the pamphlet that incurred the famous Sedition Trial.  Volume II was written after Callender had been sentenced and was in jail. James Thomson Callender, Scandlmonger Period: 1790sHe was the new republic's most notorious scandalmonger. During the 1790s, James Thomson Callender published vicious attacks on George Washington, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, and other leading political figures. Today, he is best known as the journalist who first published the story that Thomas Jefferson had a decades-long affair with one of his slaves.Born in Scotland in 1758, Callender was an early advocate of Scottish independence from Britain. After being indicted for sedition, he fled to Philadelphia in 1793, where he supported himself as a journalist and political propagandist.Profoundly suspicious of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton's pro-British views on foreign policy, Callender used his pen to discredit Hamilton in 1797. Hamilton's public reputation was tarnished, and he never held public office again.In 1798, Hamilton's political party, the Federalists, pushed the Sedition Act through Congress, making it a crime to attack the government or the president with false, scandalous, or malicious statements.    The most famous seditious libel trial was that of James Thompson Callender (United States v. James Thompson Callender, 1800).The extreme RARITY of this pamphlet/book lies in the fact that all extant copies found by authorities at the time of the trial and guilty verdict were seized and burned. Simply put, you will own a significant piece of American history that nobody owns outside of an institution from what extensive searches by us and others have concluded.NOTE:  This pamphlet(book) is not just rare, it has never been offered for auction in the last 120 years as referenced in the two major auction databases and confirmed by a major Auction House Condition:  It is in the original wraps that I purchased it in.  The pages are supple and clean with only a couple small edge tears.  The pages are cut unevenly.  Some type has faded but is still legible.  There are a couple light spots of foxing on a few pages.   The pages are modicum more tan than they appear.  We have not rebound this booklet because we feel the buyer should determine what binding they want for encasing this most rare piece of American history.

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        A View Of The Origin And Conduct Of The War With Tipoo Sultaun; Comprising A Narrative Of The Operations Of The Army Under The Command Of Lieutenant-General George Harris, And Of The Siege Of Seringapatam

      London: Printed By W.Bulmer And Co...., 1800. First Edition. Beatson served as Surveyor-General to the Army in the field during the 1799 war against the ruler of Mysore, Tipu Sultan. Based on his own private journal and official government documents, his work gives a detailed account of the conduct of the campaign and the siege of Seringapatam, during the defence of which Tipu was killed. One notable military advance favoured by Tipu Sultan was the use of mass attacks with iron-cased rockets. Their effective deployment during the third and fourth Mysore wars directly influenced British rocket development, providing the inspiration for William Congreveís ëCongreveí rocket. The appendix here contains transcripts of a number of official documents, including lists of supplies, information on the number of officers wounded and killed during the campaign, &c. Abbey, Travel, 422. 4to. pp. xxiii, [1]directions to the binder, 265, [1]blank, clxxii. 4 folding engraved maps & plans (1 hand-coloured), folding aquatint plate of Seringapatam, & mezzotint frontis. portrait of Tipu Sultan. 2 folding tables. modern half calf (text lightly toned, occasional dfoxing, imprint of frontis. shaved, plates offset). ownership entry on title of Edward L[evett] Darwin [1821-1901]

      [Bookseller: D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)]
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        Essays, Political, Economical, and Philosophical; 3 Vols

      London: A. Strahan / T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies. 1800. Later printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Three volumes, complete--vol. I. a 5th edition from 1800; vol. II. a "new edition" from 1800; vol. III. a "new edition" from 1802 (though presumably a first edition). Vellum-backed boards, spine labels, clean unmarked texts, 464 + 496 + 498 pp., illustrated (including a fold-out), Very Good set, some foxing/soil/discoloration to the contents, some rubbing and wear to the covers including minor scuffing to the boards and a bit of edgewear, covers also with some soil/discoloration to vellum. Digital images sent upon request. A rare fourth volume came out from another source in 1812.

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        Original Drawing of River and Trees

      circa, 1800.. Graphite landscape study signed 'P.G. King', 185 x 145 mm., on laid paper, mounted on larger yellow tinted sheet measuring 245 x 210 mm., with an unfinished graphite drawing of a gentleman checking fob watch to reverse, signed in ink 'Charles Runciman';mounted and framed An accomplished landscape signed by Philip Gidley King (1758-1808), Governor of the penal colonies at Norfolk Island and New South Wales during the early years of settlement. The unidentified scene is executed in graphite on laid paper bearing the watermark of Government issue paper of the period 1790-1810. The drawing is skilled, especially in the treatment of topography and vegetation, with an attention to detail befitting a naval officer of the era.King entered the Royal Navy in 1770 and served in the wars for American Independence from 1775. He won the admiration of Arthur Philip who appointed him second lieutenant on the convict transport Sirius bound for Botany Bay. Upon arrival King was dispatched as administrator of Norfolk Island, becoming Lieutenant-Governor after a short spell in England. He retained this title until 1800 when he replaced Hunter as Governor of New South Wales. King attempted to reform the colony, curbing the monopolies on liquor and stores enjoyed by officers of the New South Wales Corps. Although many initiatives were thwarted by vested interests King did improve conditions through initiatives such as improved livestock breeding, experimental agricultural crops, the introduction of coal mining and an active interest in exploration and marine surveying. He was the first to see a future for Botany Bay beyond the incarceration of felons.King's sketch is clearly taken from an early album, and the notes and sketches on the back of this sheet help explain its survival. On the back is another sketch, a full-length portrait of Charles Runciman with the ink caption "A reflection": the portrait shows him scratching his head in wonder, beside an enigmatic voice bubble which reads 'Oh very well.' Runciman, an English artist, married King's third daughter Elizabeth in the late 1820s. Given the presence of both a sketch by King and a portrait of Runciman, it can easily be hypothesised that the original sketchbook remained in the King family for a very long period and was added to over the years.Original art by any of the first colonial Governors is enormously rare.

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        System des transscendentalen Idealismus

      Stuttgart, Cotta 1800. 21 cm. 16, 486, (4) Seiten Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild - Borst 873 - Goed. V, 11, 27, 8 - Jost 37 - Schneeberger 58 - Erstausgabe. "Das "System des transzendentalen Idealismus" stellt neben Fichtes "Grundlagen der gesamten Wissenschaftslehre" (1794/95) und Hegels "Phänomenologie des Geistes" (1807) eine der wichtigsten Stufen in der Entwicklung des deutschen Idealismus dar" (Kindlers Lit.-Lex. 14, 892). Mit den von Jost beschriebenen Paginierungsfehlern. Die letzten 4 unnum. Seiten mit Druckfehlerverzeichnis und Impressum. -

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        Veduta del Mausoleo d'Elio Adriano (ora chiamato Castello S. Angelo)

      Paris 1800-07.. Orig.-Radierung. "Presso l'Autore a Strada Felice nel Palazzo Tornati vicino alla Trinitá de' monti." Bez.: "Giovanni Battista Piranesi Architetto dis. ed inc." 43,5 x 55,5 cm. (Plattengr.). Unter Passep., ger. Einwandfrei. EA. Hind 30/II; Focillon 743; Ficacci 706 - Rückenansicht des Hadrian-Mausoleums. Orig.-Radierung aus der 'Vedute di Roma', an deren Herstellung von insgesamt 135 Tafeln Piranesi 30 Jahre lang arbeitete. 1799 mußten die beiden Söhne Piranesis vor den englischen und neapolitanischen Truppen aus Rom fliehen. Es gelang Francesco und Pietro nach einer abenteuerlichen Flucht, die gesamten Druckplatten ihrer Werkstatt von Rom nach Paris zu bringen. Dort gründeten sie die 'Calcographie des Piranesi frères', wo sie in den Jahren 1800-07 "eine sorgfältig gedruckte neue Ausgabe des gesamten graphischen Werks in 27 Bänden veranstalteten" (Wilton-Ely, S. 132).

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Together with The Psalter, or Psalms of David

      Boston: I[saiah] Thomas & E.T. Andrews, 1800. Leather Bound. Near Fine. 4 1/2 x 7 1/8 inches. 2 ffep + 189 unnumbered leaves + 1 blank. Library stamp of Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Mass., to title page and small tear to lower margin at Psalm 140 affecting two letters of text, else fine. Griffiths 1800/11. Bound with: The Whole Book of Psalms in Metre; with Hymns, Suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church, and Other Occasions of Public Worship, Boston: I[saiah] Thomas & E.T. Andrews. 1800. 70 numbered pages + 1 unnumbered leaf (table) + 2 rfep. Text of both works printed in two columns, with light scattered foxing and age toning. Bound in full brown modern calf with blind rolled borders on both boards and six gilt lines to spine, and red morocco spine label with gilt "Common Prayer. A scarce and unusually well preserved example of the only BCP printed by Isaiah Thomas, whom Benjamin Franklin praised as "the American Baskerville." A scarce edition.

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        Acts of RHODE ISLAND Legistature, 1773-1800. 54 Pamphlets

      1800. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Good. RHODE ISLAND (Colony, State). Laws, Statutes. A collection of 54 printed compilations of the acts of the Rhode Island legislature, as a colony, during the war for independence and as a state. Various places including providence, Newport, Attleborough, and Warren; various printers including Solomon Southwick, John Carter, Bennett Wheeler, Oliver Farnsworth; dates from May 1773 to June 1800. All folio, 8pp. to 64pp. Many with official papered seals affixed to upper corner of first page, the majority with signed certification of Henry Ward, Secretary, on last page. The majority stabbed and sewn as issued, uncut, a small number removed from bound volumes, on in original blue paper wrappers, uncut. (Condition varies, marginal defects and tears, occasionally affecting text, scattered foxing and occasional damp stains, but most in good condition). (54) As John Alden has written, Rhode Island in the 18th century “was more the just another of the thirteen colonies, it was…a microcosm of all the colonies,’ and these national and local currents and issues are clearly in the range of debates and enactments of the legislature during this most eventful period. The King is denounced; munitions, cannon and powder are ordered; taxes are levied (and protested); various local militias and Continental regiments are raised; the state’s printers are paid, citizens with grievances petition; the Declaration of Independence is proclaimed; banks and insurance companies are chartered; conscientious objectors are recognized; black veterans of the Revolution are aided, etc.

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        Felis Pardum / La Panthère (Mâle)

      Paris: circa 1800-1. Copper engraving, printed on laid paper. Very good condition apart from some light soiling and a small orange spot in the upper left side of the image. 11 1/2 x 15 7/8 inches. 13 x 19 3/8 inches. A beautiful plate from Lacépède's "La Menagerie du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle," an important scholarly work and one of the finest examples of eighteenth-century French natural history illustration. A professor of zoology at the Museum of Natural History, the French naturalist Bernard-Germain-Étienne Delaville, Comte de Lacépède (1756- 1825) was a versatile and precocious scholar who published a number of books on zoology, physics, and music. He was greatly influenced by the pioneering naturalist Georges Louis Marie Leclerc, comte de Buffon, whom he succeeded as Intendant at the Jardin du Roi, which later became the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle in 1793. During his tenure, Lacépède completed a comprehensive study of amphibians and reptiles, Historie Naturelle des Quadrupèdes Ovipares et des Serpens, which was published as a supplement to Buffon's magnum opus on animal classification Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière. In 1800-1, he published the first edition of La Menagerie du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, a thorough survey of the various species of quadrupeds, reptiles and amphibians in the impressive collection of the Museum of Natural History. This magnificent work was comprised of descriptive text written by Lacépède and his colleague Georges L. C., Baron Cuvier (1769-1832) as well as a number of finely rendered plates after the most eminent natural history artists of the period, Nicolas Maréchal (1753-1803), Nicolas Huet (1770-1830) and Léon de Wailly (1801-1824). Painted from life on vellum, these beautifully detailed illustrations faithfully captured the appearance of the wondrous animals in the Paris menagerie. A pupil of J. G. Wille and C. N. Cochin, Simon Charles Miger was a royal academician and a talented engraver, who executed numerous portraits and natural history plates. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. 9, p. 611; Anker 275; BM(NH) IV, p. 1517; Brunet III, 725; Nissen ZBI 2353.

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        Ursus Americanus / L'Ours Noir de l'Amérique

      Paris: circa 1800-1. Copper engraving, printed on laid paper. Very good condition apart from a few tiny nicks at the extreme edges of the sheet and some minor foxing in the margins and the image. 10 7/8 x 16 1/8 inches. 13 5/8 x 20 3/8 inches. A beautiful plate from Lacépède's "La Menagerie du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle," an important scholarly work and one of the finest examples of eighteenth-century French natural history illustration. A professor of zoology at the Museum of Natural History, the French naturalist Bernard-Germain-Étienne Delaville, Comte de Lacépède (1756-1825) was a versatile and precocious scholar who published a number of books on zoology, physics, and music. He was greatly influenced by the pioneering naturalist Georges Louis Marie Leclerc, comte de Buffon, whom he succeeded as Intendant at the Jardin du Roi, which later became the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle in 1793. During his tenure, Lacépède completed a comprehensive study of amphibians and reptiles, Historie Naturelle des Quadrupèdes Ovipares et des Serpens, which was published as a supplement to Buffon's magnum opus on animal classification Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière. In 1800-1, he published the first edition of La Menagerie du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, a thorough survey of the various species of quadrupeds, reptiles and amphibians in the impressive collection of the Museum of Natural History. This magnificent work was comprised of descriptive text written by Lacépède and his colleague Georges L. C., Baron Cuvier (1769-1832) as well as a number of finely rendered plates after the most eminent natural history artists of the period, Nicolas Maréchal (1753-1803), Nicolas Huet (1770-1830) and Léon de Wailly (1801-1824). Painted from life on vellum, these beautifully detailed illustrations faithfully captured the appearance of the wondrous animals in the Paris menagerie. A pupil of J. G. Wille and C. N. Cochin, Simon Charles Miger was a royal academician and a talented engraver, who executed numerous portraits and natural history plates. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. 9, p. 611; Anker 275; BM(NH) IV, p. 1517; Brunet III, 725; Nissen ZBI 2353.

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        Felis Leo Foemina / La Lionne

      Paris: circa 1800-1. Copper engraving, printed on laid paper. Good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing. Trimmed virtually to top platemark. 12 x 16 5/8 inches. 13 x 19 1/2 inches. A beautiful plate from Lacépède's "La Menagerie du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle," an important scholarly work and one of the finest examples of eighteenth-century French natural history illustration. A professor of zoology at the Museum of Natural History, the French naturalist Bernard-Germain-Étienne Delaville, Comte de Lacépède (1756- 1825) was a versatile and precocious scholar who published a number of books on zoology, physics, and music. He was greatly influenced by the pioneering naturalist Georges Louis Marie Leclerc, comte de Buffon, whom he succeeded as Intendant at the Jardin du Roi, which later became the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle in 1793. During his tenure, Lacépède completed a comprehensive study of amphibians and reptiles, Historie Naturelle des Quadrupèdes Ovipares et des Serpens, which was published as a supplement to Buffon's magnum opus on animal classification Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière. In 1800-1, he published the first edition of La Menagerie du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, a thorough survey of the various species of quadrupeds, reptiles and amphibians in the impressive collection of the Museum of Natural History. This magnificent work was comprised of descriptive text written by Lacépède and his colleague Georges L. C., Baron Cuvier (1769-1832) as well as a number of finely rendered plates after the most eminent natural history artists of the period, Nicolas Maréchal (1753-1803), Nicolas Huet (1770-1830) and Léon de Wailly (1801-1824). Painted from life on vellum, these beautifully detailed illustrations faithfully captured the appearance of the wondrous animals in the Paris menagerie. A pupil of J. G. Wille and C. N. Cochin, Simon Charles Miger was a royal academician and a talented engraver, who executed numerous portraits and natural history plates. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. 9, p. 611; Anker 275; BM(NH) IV, p. 1517; Brunet III, 725; Nissen ZBI 2353.

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        Collection of Surimono with Books & Scrolls

      Japan, c. 1800-1850. (16)ff. A collection of sixteen surimono depicting scenes that include books and scrolls, dating mostly from the early part of the 19th century. Surimono are Japanese woodblock prints in miniature. They were made in small numbers and generally not sold by art publishers, unlike their more commercialized companions, ukiyo-e woodblock prints. Most surimono contain poetry with images surrounding the poems. They were distributed among members of a literary club called ren, which practiced the art of writing poetry generally under the instruction of a known master. Most surimono were distributed among members of the club as good wishes for the New Year, which begins in late February in Japan. & & The poetry itself is of secondary importance, as its meaning would only be known among the members of the poetry circle. It is the illustrations, often heightened with mica, silver, and embossing, that bring such beauty to these normally small square prints. The coming of spring was often represented with plum blossoms and other flowering trees and brilliant colors. The imagery often depicts animals of the zodiac, beautiful women, flowering trees, or still lifes. Books and scrolls are sometimes included, but are not common. To our knowledge, a collection of surimono focused on books and scrolls has never been gathered together. For the last twenty years, we have accumulated sixteen surimono which contain literary images, along with the more traditional illustrations found in this genre. & & The artists included are Yashima Gakutei (1786-1868), Toyota Hokkei (1780-1858), Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865), Yanagawa Shigenobu II (1787-1832), Ryuryukyo Shinsai (1764-1820), and Suga Shoho (1790-1852). The artists of two of the surimono are anonymous. One illustration by Yanagawa Shigenobu II, the pupil, and later son-in-law, of the master Hokusai, depicts a courtesan tuning a samisen while sitting in front of a book of poetry. A cat sits by her side, and cherry blossoms are behind her. Patterns on the hem of her kimono, her hair ornaments, and her calligraphy brush are heightened with metallic silver ink, and her instrument and inkwell have decoration in gold. In another surimono by Yashima Gakutei, perhaps the most prolific of all surimono artists, the poetess Murasaki Shikibu sits next to her writing desk among stacks of books. The border around the image and the moon overhead are printed in silver, and her colorful kimono is partially patterned in silver. The largest surimono in the collection depicts pages from a famous illustrated book, Hykanunin isshu, a collection of one hundred poems by one hundred famous poets. Other surimono in the collection depict still lifes with books and writing instruments, and poets accompanied by animals of the zodiac. The prints range in size from 12 by 17 inches to 5 1/4 by 7 1/4 inches and are in fine condition. The longest is in a panorama format, measuring 22 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches. Together with a group of four reference books about surimono; details available upon request.

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        JEFFERSON'S NOTES, ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA; WITH THE APPENDIXES - COMPLETE

      Baltimore: Printed for W. Pechin, 1800.. 194,53pp. plus folding table. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, red morocco label. Boards and spine moderately worn. Contemporary ownership inscription on front fly leaf. Top margin of titlepage excised. Moderate age-toning, dampstaining, and foxing throughout. A few clean tears in outer margin of folding table. A good copy. An early edition of Jefferson's NOTES..., and the first to be issued in the South, preceded by the early European editions and four separate editions published in Philadelphia in 1788-94. This edition includes appendices containing Charles Thomson's notes on Jefferson's original text, the Draught of a Fundamental Constitution for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Act for establishing religious freedom, and the story of the "Murder of Logan." HOWES J78. CLARK I:262. EVANS 37702. NAIP w027459. MINICK 587.

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        Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia

      Pechin Baltimore 1800. later edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. Fifth American Edition, first issue without both "Vindication" on title, and the fifth appendix which is included in later issues. Includes folding table of Indian tribes, full-page illustration and map at end of Appendix IV. Foxing and browning throughout (all text legible and clear). Rear (blank) endpaper torn with loss, pencil annotations on ffep. Contemporary sheep with roan label, edges rubbed. Very nice tight hinges. Straight, handsome copy. Price includes worldwide insured postage

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        RÈlation du Voyage ? la Recherche de La PÈrouse

      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. 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 PÈrouse. 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 RedoutÈ, 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 LabillardiËre 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 LabillardiËre 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.Ferguson, 307; Hill, 954; Kroepelien, 697; McLaren, 'LapÈrouse in the Pacific', 51.

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        An Account of a Voyage in Search of La Pérouse …

      London: For John Stockdale,, 1800. Performed in the Years 1791, 1792, and 1793... under the Command of Rear-Admiral Bruni d'Entrecasteaux. Quarto (272 × 211 mm) Contemporary green half calf on marbled boards, black morocco label, flat bands with small floral tools gilt. Frontispiece and 44 other plates, large folding map. A little rubbed at the extremities, neat repair to split at head of upper joint , marbled paper skilfully renewed, some off-set from the frontispiece, light toning and the occasional spot of foxing, but overall a very good copy. First edition in English, same year as the French, this in the favoured, and less common, single-volume quarto edition. Labillardière was the botanist and doctor on the d'Entrecasteaux Pérouse search expedition, and was entrusted with the task of writing the official account following the death of the commander from scurvy. "Although unsuccessful in the search for La Pérouse, the voyage was of considerable importance because of the scientific observations that were made and the surveys of the coasts of Tasmania, New Caledonia, the north coast of New Guinea, and the southwest coast of Australia. Labillardière's account of the Tongans is an excellent contribution to the ethnology of that people" (Hill) When the expedition reached Java, Labillardière's scientific collections were seized by the British, war having been declared on the Revolutionary French government, but after lobbying by Sir Joseph Banks were returned to him, enabling him to publish the original of the present work, and also to begin publication of Novae Hollandiae Plantarum Specimen (1804-7), the first general description of the flora of Australia.

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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. 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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        On the Electricity excited by the mere Contact of conducting Substances of different kinds

      London: W. Bulmer & Co. for Peter Elmsley, 1800 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. 90 (1800), part II, pp. 403-431, 1 plate. Bound with: HERSCHEL, William - 1. Investigation of the Powers of the prismatic Colours to heat and illuminate Objects. - 2. Experiments on the Refrangibility of the invisible Rays of the Sun. - 3. Experiments on the Solar and on the Terrestrial Rays that occasion Heat, pp. 255-83, 1 engr. plate; pp. 284-92, 1 engr. plate; pp. 293-326, 5 engr. plates, respectively. Whole volume in 3 parts, vi, 238, 26, [4], 239-436, [4], 437-732, [8] pp., 33 plates. 4to (279x212 mm). Some browning and foxing, contemporary full leather, rebacked, corners bumped and worn. A nice copy of one of the most important volumes of this famous journal ever published. ---- VOLTA paper: Horblit 37b; Dibner 60; PMM 255; Sparrow 193; Norman 2164. - "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 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" (PMM). 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). ---- HERSCHEL papers: PMM 254; Sparrow 99; Norman 1059A. - FIRST APPEARANCES of Herschel's three important papers containing his investigations of the rays of the solar spectrum to determine which were responsible for heat production. Through these experiments he discovered the infra-red rays..

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        An Epitome of the Natural History of the Insects of India and the Islands in the Indian Seas: Comprising upwards of two hundred figures and descriptions of the most singular and beautiful species, selected chiefly from those recently discovered and which have not appeared in the works of any preceding author

      London: Printed for the Author, by T. Bensley, 1800, First edition.. Some edge wear to the calf binding, gilt rules on spine a little indistinct in places, slight discolorations to the margins of the front and rear endpapers, light age-toning to a few plates, otherwise the text and fine hand-colored plates are bright and clean; a very good copy.. Pp. (i), 2, (68), 57 fine hand-colored copper-engraved plates, (2, index). Contemporary brown calf, covers with gilt border decorations, black morocco spine label that is gilt-lettered, 4to. As in most of Donovan's works, the colors are brilliantly applied and are often heightened with silver, gold and/or gum Arabic - the colors are laid done so thickly that often one cannot see the copper-engraving underneath. It is interesting to note that Donovan never traveled to India but obtained the insect specimens illustrated and discussed in this work from various English subjects who had spent numerous years in India. Old signature of Fe. Bouds on the front endpaper, likely the first owner of the book.

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        An original drawing with a Royal Navy warship firing her cannon out to sea, titled 'Pigeon Island from the Town of Gros Islet,' St. Lucia

      [St. Lucia: circa 1800]. Pen, ink and wash drawing within an ink-ruled border, titled in the margin beneath in ink in a contemporary hand. Image size: 6 5/8 x 9 7/8 inches; sheet size: 7 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches. A fine early view recalling St. Lucia's turbulent past. The view includes a British ship-of-war in the foreground, with Pigeon Island behind, with Fort Rodney topping the smaller of the two peaks. The island was used as a look-out post to keep an eye on the French naval base on Martinique to the north. The image also includes two large ships in the background and these, combined with the fact that the ship in the foreground has just fired a broadside, may mean that this image was intended to act as a record of one of the many encounters that took place before Britain finally took control of St. Lucia in 1814.

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        [Album of exceptional watercolours of members of the Chinese court and of various tradesmen and occupations]

      [Canton: circa 1800]. Large 4to. (15 x 12 1/2 inches). 141 watercolours, on thin paper, nearly all captioned in ink in Chinese in the lower right corner, each tipped to a sheet of wove paper. (A few repaired tears). Mid- nineteenth century citron half morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in gilt in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled edges. An extraordinary album of early Chinese export watercolours of the highest quality. Beginning in the late 18th century, centred on the treaty port of Canton, there existed a thriving trade in ethnographical watercolours executed by local Chinese artists and sold to the western merchants and travellers. The best known result of this trade is William Mason's Costume of China, first published in London in 1800, which is illustrated with 60 hand-coloured aquatints adapted from a series of original watercolours by Pu-Qua of Canton. It was common for the local artists, including Pu-Qua, to work from a set series of models. The present album includes a number of compositions that are from the same set of models as those used by Pu-Qua, but they include more detail and more of the trade-associated paraphernalia than are shown in the images as published in Mason's work. This suggests that they were not copied from Mason but were after another more detailed source, or were unique compositions by the artist based on a similar series of models. Importantly, these watercolours are of a uniformly higher quality than usually encountered and represent not only a wide-array of occupations but also members of the highest echelon of Chinese society. The detailing on the costumes worn by these members of the royal court is breathtaking, with copious use of gilt. Later collections of Chinese export watercolors were routinely executed on less expensive pith paper, whereas the present watercolours are on high quality tissue and are larger in size than those typically encountered. The album represents an earlier, more prestigious style of export watercolor paintings specifically meant for wealthy Europeans. These are Chinese watercolors of the highest quality, designed and executed to the highest standards. The album was once owned by Annie Pearson, Viscountess Cowdray (1881-1931), Steward of Colchester and wife of Lord Weetman Dickinson Pearson, 1st Viscount Cowdray. Cf. Crossman, The China Trade (Princeton: 1972); cf. Clunas, Chinese Export Watercolours (London: 1984).

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        The Holy Bible: The Old Testament and the New Testament, Embellished with Engravings, from Pictures and Designs by the Most Eminent English Artists. The 7-volume set

      London: for Thomas Macklin by Thomas Bensley, 1800. Seven volumes (the Old Testament in 5, the New Testament in 2). Engraved dedication and 70 engraved plates, after Artaud, Cosway, Fuseli, Reynolds, Stothard, Westall & others, engraved by Heath, Fitler, Bromley, Bartolozzi, and Landseer etc. With over 100 engraved allegorical head & tail pieces, often a half-page in size, by Philipp de Loutherbourg.Large folio (18 ¾ x 15 ¼ inches), contemporary full straight-grain black morocco, sides with wide ornamental gilt border, spines elaborately gilt within raised bands, inner gilt dentelles, all edges gilt.This magnificent bible, which endures as the most ambitious edition produced, was printed with specially made large type and illustrated by the superb series of 70 full-page copper engraved plates and stunning head & tail pieces. The Macklin bible, the largest ever produced, weighs approx. 60 kgs.The seven volumes are rubbed on the hinges, most corners rubbed through and with some scuffing and marking. Sympathetically and professionally restored; three hinges repaired, headbands strengthened. Damp-mark to lower fore-corner of blank margin of 20 leaves of text in volume 7; damp-mark to lower fore-corner of blank margin of 37-leaves of text in volume 4. Pale yellow stain to upper blank margin of frontispiece, lighter to upper margin of title and first few leaves in volume 6. Two by one inch light brown stain to fore-margin of frontispiece, title, dedication and first few leaves of the list of subscribers in volume 1. Foxing to the occasional leaf of text but generally very clean. The plates with occasional light marginal foxing but generally very good and with no offsetting to the facing text – as often found- as all the original tissue guards are present; a few of which creased or with other minor defects. Overall a splendid set in an attractive contemporary binding.Inscribed on recto of front free endpaper “The Gift of her Aunt Elizabeth Sutton of Rowde, Wiltshire, to Her Niece Katharine on her marriage to The Revd. Edw’d Owen, May 1817”; and beneath the further inscription by the niece “and given by her to her Son Edw’d Owen Jun’r of Sidney Coll. Cambridge October 29th 1840”Elizabeth Sutton (1755-1835); her niece Katharine (1795-1858) married the Revd. Edward Owen at St. Pancras Old Church on 29th May 1817.There are two Suttons mentioned in the list of subscribers at the beginning of volume 1: James Sutton of New-park, Wiltshire & a Miss Sutton, Charterhouse-square. Elizabeth Sutton died unmarried; perhaps she and the Miss Sutton of Charterhouse-square were one and the same, she having removed to Rowde by the time of the marriage?

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        (Bernal) The True History of the Conquest of Mexico, by..., One of the Conquerors. Written in the year 1568. Translated from the Original Spanish, by Maurice Keatinge Esq.

      London, Printed for J. Wright..., by John Dean..., Congleton, 1800 . first edition in english, 4to., pp.viii+514+[2], map slightly foxed, errata leaf present; contemp. marbled calf, gilt, dark blue morocco label, a bit rubbed and with slight wear to extremities, a good copy Palau 72373; Sabin 19984. Sir John Gladstone's copy, inscribed by him at Liverpool on the title-page and at the head of the text; later in his library at Fasque, with bookplate. This first-hand account, by one of Cortez's captains, was largely drawn upon by Prescott for his Conquest of Mexico.

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        DICCIONARIO HISTORICO de los mas ilustres profesores de las BELLAS ARTES EN ESPAÑA. Compuesto por. y publicado por la Real Academia de San Fernando

      1800 - Madrid, en la imprenta de la Viuda de Ibarra. Año de 1800. 6 vols.8º, plena pasta espa., rueda dorada en planos, lomo cuajado, nervios, florones y tejuelo. Firmada por ARIAS.Exlibris Ángel Uriarte.Ejemplar completo en perfecto estado de conservación Bellas artes, diccionario, historia.

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        O Fair Dove! Oh Fond Dove. Song. Poetry By Jean Ingelow

      Hutchings & Romer, London. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. THIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000 - Undated late 1800's? Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 7 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Inventory No: 6647005.

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        COSTUMI CIVILI E MILITARI DELLA MONARCHIA FRANCESE DAL 1200 SINO AL 1820. s.d. (Napoli, Litografia Cuciniello e Bianchi, prima metà del 1800).

      4 voll, bella ril. cartonata, dorso in pelle, doppio tassello con titolo e numeraz. in oro al dorso, cm 36x27. Al vol. 1 bel frontespizio in cromolitografia. I 4 voll sono costituiti complessivamente da 380 tavole in cromolitografia con dorature e rifiniture eseguite manualmente, opera di Lorenzo Bianchi e, in parte, di Cuciniello e Bianchi. Angoli delle coperte con smussature, contenute tracce d?uso ai dorsi. Le tavv n° 58 e 313 presentano una leggera e diffusa brunitura, le tavv 237 e 293 recano la numerazione doppia. Esemplare di straordinaria bellezza e di grande valore documentario, rarissimo da trovare completo di tutte le tavole.

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        Nouveau voyage dans la Haute et Basse Egypte, la Syrie, le Dar-Four, où aucun Européen n'avoit pénétré; fait depuis les années 1792 jusqu'en 1798. Contenant des détails curieux sur diverses contrées de l'intérieur de l'Afrique; sur la Natolie, sur Constantinople et Paswan-Oglow, etc.

      Dentu AnVIII-1800 2 volumes in-8, xxxviij-371et 391 pages, demi-veau marbré, dos lisse, pièce de titre cerise, pièce de tomaison verte, tranches mouchetées (reliure moderne). Avec des notes critiques sur les ouvrages de Savary et de Volney. Traduit de l'anglais sur la deuxième édition par J. Castéra. Ouvrages illustrés d'un beau frontispice, d'une carte dépliante de la route que suit la Caravane du Soudan, d'une carte topographique, dépliante, du Dar-Four, d'un plan hors texte, gravé en taille-douce,de la résidence du Sultan du Dar-Four et de tables météorologique pour l'année 1794-1795. Mouillure claire marginale, large de la page 252 à la fin du deuxième tome. Très bon état.

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        Raccolta delle Leggi Emanate Dalla Consulta Legislativa

      1800. [Genoa (Republic)]. [Ligurian Republic]. Raccolta delle Leggi Emanate Dalla Consulta Legislativa della Repubblica Ligure, Dai 9. Iuglio Anno 4. Giorno Della di Lei Installazione. Coll' Ordine de Tempi, E Coll' Indice in Fine. Genoa: Dalla Stamperia Franchelli Piazza, 1800-1801. Four parts in three volumes. Pages 49-52 and 57-64 in Volume III supplied in facsimile. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Original thick-paper publisher wrappers, printed title labels to spines, untrimmed edges. Some shelfwear and light soiling, minor rodent damage to first 20 leaves of Volume I. Light toning to text, internally clean. * Only edition. The Ligurian Republic was a short-lived French client state formed by Napoleon on 14 June 1797. It consisted of the old Republic of Genoa and the small Imperial fiefs owned by the House of Savoy inside its territory. Its first Constitution was promulgated on 22 December 1797, establishing a Directorial republic. It was annexed by France in June 1805. Its first collection of laws was published in 1798-1799; its last in 1803. OCLC locates 1 copy of the 1800-01 compilation worldwide (at Princeton Unversity). British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 10:309.

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        View of the Russian Empire, During the Reign of Catherine the Second, and to the Close of the Eighteenth Century. 3 volume set

      London T.N.Longman and O. Rees 1800. G : in Good condition. Rebound. Cover rubbed and bumped with corner and edge wear. Scattered foxing. Contents including map G+. Bookplate of previous owner on paste-down with signature on volume 3 Second Edition Quarter cloth marbled board cover xxxvi, 630pp; 574pp; 628pp :: Fold out map :: 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5")

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        Passage du Pont de Lodi, / le 21 Floréal, An 4 (senza titolo)

      Carle Vernet & Jean Duplessi-BertauxProva di stampa facente parte dell?opera Campagnes des Français sousle Consulat & l?Empire. Le stampe tratte da disegni del celebre Carle Vernet sono magistralmente incise all?acquaforte da Jean Duplessi-Bertaux, ce fut un graveur très remarquable (E. Benezit). Questa prova ante litteram permette di comprendere le varie fasi del processo incisorio che aveva inizio con la raffigurazione dei personaggi per poi passare alla definizione del luogo in cui si svolgeva la scena mm 230x385 (foglio)

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        Dictionnaire raissoné de physique? Seconde édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée par l'auteur.

      chez Magimel 1800 Tre volumi di cm. 26, di cui due di testo di pp. xii, 506; 491 (1) + un volume con frontespizio e 90 tavole incise (di cui alcune ripiegate). Elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle marmorizzata, dorsi lisci con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro, piatti inquadrati da cornici decorative e tagli dorati. Qualche segno d'uso a cerniere e cuffie, alcune fioriture, peraltro esemplare marginoso e ben conservato. Classico lavoro scientifico la cui bella parte iconografica rappresenta esperimenti e fenomeni di fisica, meccanica ed ottica.

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        Nouvelle Carte Geographique et Historique del' Italie? la Savoje.. Le Piemont les Republiques Cisalpine, et Ligurienes

      Questa rarissima carta appartiene ad progetto di atlante, mai portato a compimento, della così denominata Società Calcografia, una semplice operazione commerciale tra i due editori leader del mercato veneto del XVIII secolo, Antonio Zatta e Giuseppe Antonio Remondini. Il termine Società Calcografica viene da noi dedotto dalla carta del mondo presente in questa raccolta, che nel cartiglio in basso reca l?iscrizione in lingua francese ?à Venise Chez la Societè Chalcographique 1799?. Come detto il progetto non venne mai portato a compimento; nessun atlante contenente queste mappe, con indice e frontespizio, è infatti noto alle bibliografie. E? probabile pertanto che le carte venissero vendute singolarmente o in piccole raccolte personalizzate. Le mappe inserite nella raccolta derivano in parte da lastre di Paolo e Francesco Santini, usate da Remondini nel ?Atlas Universelle? del 1782/4 ed in parte da lastre edite da Antonio Zatta per il ?Nuovo Atlante? pubblicato nel 1796. Le mappe del Santini sono abilmente arricchite, tramite un sistema di piccole lastre mascherate che sono chiaramente visibili sulle mappe per il segno calcografico, da grandi cartigli nel classico stile dello Zatta, incisi dai suoi stretti collaboratori Pasquali, Zuliani e Pitteri. I cartigli spesso contengono le descrizioni storiche, e le mappe furono probabilmente realizzate per illustrare i notevoli cambiamenti geografici che subì la penisola durante il periodo napoleonico. Datate tra il 1795 ed il 1805 sono principalmente dedicate ad illustrare la penisola, sebbene esistano carte di molte regioni europee e dei continenti. La recente bibliografia Terre di Langobardia ne descrive alcune raffiguranti la Repubblica Cisalpina, descrivendole come parte del ?Atlas très Nouveau? del solo Remondini, edito a partire dal 1800. La nostra opinione è che i due editori collaborarono in questo progetto almeno fino alla morte di Antonio Zatta (1804), e che il progetto di un atlante completo non fu mai portato a termine anche per la morte di Giuseppe Antonio Remondini (1811). Personalmente sono a conoscenza di 61 carte di questo progetto. Incisione in rame, finemente colorata da mano coeva, in ottimo stato di conservazione. This very rare map belongs to a never finished project for the atlas of the so called Società Calcografia, a simple commercial trade realized by the two main Venetian publishers of the XVIII century, Antonio Zatta and Giuseppe Antonio Remondini. The term Società Calcografica has been deduced from the map of the world, which is part of the collection and bears in the lower cartouche the French writing ?à Venise Chez la Societè Chalcographique 1799?. As already stated, the project was never finished for no atlas containing these maps has ever been listed in any bibliography. Very likely, then, the maps have been sold individually, or maybe as part of smaller, custom collections. The maps of the collection derive from Paolo and Francesco Santini?s plates, used by Remondini in his 1782/4 ?Atlas Universelle?, and from the plates of Antonio Zatta?s ?Nuovo Atlante?, published in 1796. Santini?s maps have been beautifully enriched, using the system of small, masked plates which can be perceived through the platemarks on the paper, with great cartouches according to the classical style of Zatta and have been probably engraved by the members of his staff, Pasquali, Zuliani and Pitteri. The cartouches bear very often historical descriptions and maybe the maps have been realized to depict the great geographic changes of the peninsula during the Napoleonic period. The modern bibliography Terre di Langobardia describes some of the maps depicting the Repubblica Cisalpina, presenting them as part of Remondini?s ?Atlas très Nouveau?, which was printed starting from 1800. In our opinion, the two publishers worked together to the realization of the project until Antonio Zatta died (1804), and the complete atlas was never finished because Giuseppe Antonio Remondini also died in 1811. I personally know 61 maps which were part of the project. Copper engraving, fine hand color, in excellent condition. Venezia Venice 600 500

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

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

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        Trattato di scherma ossia modo di maneggiare la spada e la sciabla

      Bologna; per le stampe di Ulisse Ramponi 1800 in 16°; pp. (2), 101, (3) + 5 tavv. f.t. in rame più volte ripiegate. Dedica agli accademici fondatori della scuola ed accademia di scherma in Bologna. Gelli commenta nella ?Bibliografia Generale della Scherma?: Nozioni buone, principii eccellenti, metodo ordinato per apprendere il maneggio della sciabola, si rinvengono nell'opera del Bertelli. Le cinque tavole che corredano l'opera sono bene disegnate ed incise. Opera assai rara (cfr. Gelli - Catalogue de la collection d'ouvrages sur l'escrime; p. 10)

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        Saggi politici de' pricipi progressi e decadenza delle società di Francesco Mario Pagano. Volume I (- III).

      Nella tip. di C. Dones 1800 3 voll. leg. in uno, in 8, pp. (8) + 208; (8) + 186 + (2) ; (8) + 240 + XXXVI. M. pl. ottocentesca. Fresco esemplare. Terza edizione, pubblicata a poche mesi dalla esecuzione del celebre patriota e giurista napoletano. Edizione originale dell'elogio storico del Massa. Terza edizione dopo quella del 1783 - 5 e quelle del 1791 - 92 (queste ampiamente rimaneggiate dopo la bolla di scomunica per empietà). Nelle nuove edizioni mostra chiaramente l'accentuarsi del suo interesse per i temi giuridico - sociali. Opera tra le più importanti dell'illuminista napoletano, tra i promotori della Repubblica Partenopea, arrestato e impiccato nell'ottobre 1799. Venturi, Riformatori napoletani, p. 785 segg. ITA

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        Oiseaux Dorés ou à Reflets Métalliques. Histoire Naturelle et Générale des Colibris, Oiseaux-Mouches, Jacamars et Promerops/ Histoire Naturelle et Générale des Grimpéraux et des Oiseaux de Paradis.

      Paris, AN XI- (1800-) 1802. 2 volumes. Large folio (500 x 320mm). With 190 (1 double-page) colour-printed engraved plates by Audebert, many heightened with gold, printed by Langlois. Contemporary red half morocco, richly gilt ornamented spines in 7 compartments. A beautifully bound and very clean copy, of one of two hundred copies in folio with the captions printed in gold. "Its plates, heightened with gold, and so finished that they are little less than hand-illuminated engravings, make this one of the most beautiful books of its era... It is the gold reflections of the plumage that render the book unique and wonderful" (Fine Bird Books). Napoleon initiated a series of magnificent natural history publications that would vie with those undertaken to the order of Louis XIV, such as the present book together with Levaillant's superb ornithological monographs as well as the works by Redouté. The colour-printing is by Langlois, he did most of Levaillant's plates, and was one of the most celebrated colour-printers of France. The general title of the work is actually taken from the half-titles, each volume treating several genera and having its own title page. Volume I: 'Histoire naturelle et générale des colibris, oiseaux-mouches, jacamars et promerops; Volume II: 'Histoire naturelle et générale des grimpéraux et des oiseaux de paradis'. Provenance: With the heraldic bookplate of L.V. Ledebour, Rotterdam. Fine Bird Books p. 56; Nissen IVB, 16; Ronsil 103; Anker 14.

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        [[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]][[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]][[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]][[[]][]][]][[[]][]][]]AGRICOLTURA[[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]][[[]][]][]][[[]][]][]]. OEUVRES D''''''''AGRICOLTURE ET D''''''''ECONOMIE RURALE..., enrichies de trente planches enluminées, précédées d''''''''un Tableau annuel de la régie, administration et compatabilité des revenues d''''''''une terre, où l''''''''on découvre au premier coup-d''''''''?il, sans être sur les lieux, les produits de toutes les parties d''''''''un bien, quelque considérable qu''''''''il puisse être. Par Rey Deplanazu [[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]][[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]][[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]][[[]][]][]][[[]][]][]]...[[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]][[[]][]][]][[[]][]][]]. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée, A Paris, Chez la Veuve de l''''''''auteur, rue de Paradis [[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]][[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]][[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]][[[]][]][]][[[]][]][]]...[[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]][[[]][]][]][[[]][]][]] - D. Colas Imprimeur Librarire, [[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]][[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]][[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]][[[]][]][]][[[]][]][]]s.d., 1800[[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]][[[]][]][]][[[]][]][]]. // [[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]][[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]][[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]][[[]][]][]][[[]][]][]]Coloph.:[[[]][[[]][[[]][]][]][[[]][]][]][[[]][]][]] De l''''''''Imprimerie de la Veuve Delaguette

      Imprimerie de la Veuve Delaguette 1800 Seconda edizione dopo quella originale del 1786 uscita in fascicoli di questa fondamentale e bellissima opera corredata di splendide tavv. acquarellate Perduto il piatto anteriore con relativo risguardo, margini sciupati, qualche fioritura, volume allentato con qualche foglio volante, errore di montaggio delle pp. in fase di antica rilegatura, a causa del quale le ultime 2 pp. della prefazione dell''''''''editore sono state aggiunte a fine volume; perduta la c. bianca tra nota dell''''''''editore e introduzione dell''''''''autore. Bella testatina figurata xilograf. a p. A1, qualche finalino

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        Systême des connaissances chimiques et de leurs applications aux phénomènes de la nature et de l'art.

      Paris, Baudoin, An. IX (1800). 1800 Dieci volumi in 8°, ognuno di ca. 220 pagg., elegante legatura in mezza pelle moderna con angoli, fregi e titoli oro al dorso, nervi. Edizione originale di questa monumentale opera, che si articola in 8 capitoli: Bases de la science chimique; généralités et introducion - Des corps simples ou indécomposés - Des corps brulés oxides ou acides - Des bases salifiables terreuses et alcalines - Des acides unis aux bases salifiables, ou des sels alcalins et terreux - Des métaux - Des composés organiques végétaux - Des substances animales. L'opera prevedeva un 11° volume di tavole chimiche, assai raro e che fu pubblicato a parte con lo scopo di facilitare la comprensione dell'opera agli studenti della scuola di Parigi. L'Autore (1755-1809) fu uno dei pionieri della chimica organica, celebre per le sue ricerche sull'albumina ed il fosfato. Dopo essersi laureato in medicina, diventò professore di chimica e socio dell'Académie des Sciences. Partecipò alla realizzazione di un sistema razionale di nomenclatura (Méthode de nomenclature chimique) e pubblicò numerose opere di successo. Durante il periodo napoleonico ottenne importanti incarichi politici nel settore dell'istruzione. Non comune opera che fu considerata "Le plus grand monument élevé à la science de la chimie au XVIII siècle" (Michaud, Biographie Générale). Alcune sporadiche gore marginali e qualche pagina lievemente brunita. Ottimo stato. Legature in ordine.

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        The Birds of Great Britain, systematically arranged, accurately engraved, and painted from nature; with descriptions, including the natural history of each bird. Les Oiseaux de la Grande Brétagne, rangés dans un ordre systématique....

      London, J. Johnson, 1800-1796-1801. 8 volumes, bound in 4. 4to (270 x 220mm). With 1 handcoloured engraved frontispiece and 335 handcoloured engraved plates. Near contemporary half calf, spines with gilt bird ornaments and gilt lettering in 6 compartments (hinges skillfully repaired). The second edition and the first edition with the text likewise in French of one of the finest English bird books. "In the present edition the text is printed both in English and French and comprises a brief description of the birds figured and a brief mention of their natural history, which is said to be composed chiefly from original observations by the author and his sons" (Anker 306). Of the 336 beautifully handcoloured plates 58 show eggs. "Lewin, according to Swainson, was 'the best zoological painter, and one of the most practical naturalists, of his day.' He was patronised by the Duchess of Portland (from whose collection he drew the eggs for his greatest work) and various eminent men of his day." (Mullens & Swann. A Bibliography of British Ornithology pp. 349-350). Plate 15 of the plates of eggs was never published. Fine Bird Books 91; Nissen IVB, 562

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        VIEWS OF THE PRINCIPAL BUILDINGS IN LONDON, With an Account of the Curiosities they contain. For the Juvenile; or Child's Library.

      2 volumes. Volume 1: 72 pages. 10 full-page engraved views. Volume 2: 60 pages. 5 engraved views. Original paper-covered boards with mounted and shaped paper labels to both upper and lower covers. Spines expertly repaired; else excellent examples of these rare little volumes. The Juvenile; or Child's Library, is one of the rarest and most ambitious boxed libraries fashionable at this time. It contained 21 volumes in all. All of the titles could be purchased separately.

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        THE FAMOUS HISTORY OF TOM THUMB Wherein is declared, his marvellous Acts of Manhood. Full of Wonder and Merriment.

      Part the first, second and third bound as one chapbook within the wrappers of part the first. Each part 24 pages. Illustrated with woodcuts throughout. Original buff printed wrappers with cut to upper and embellishments to lower wrapper. Re-backed at some time; cover somewhat soiled; else very good.

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

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

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        [Cordsen] Bibliotheca Cordseniana sive catalogus librorum qvos reliquit dnus Stephanus Hofgaard Cordsen [...]. Horum sectio fiet publica Havniæ in domo no.

      6 platæ Gothersgade, die mensis aprilis hora 9 1/2 ante merid. Catalogi exempla distribuentur tam in domo supradicta, qvam in ædibus ad Er. Lange in supremo Tribunali oratorem, ad plateam Nordergade sitis, pertinentibus. Köpenhamn, ex officina S. Poppii, 1800. 8:o. (4),197 s. Häftad med rester av en samtida gråpappersryggremsa. Ryggen med revor upptill. Titelbladet lite solkigt. Bra inlaga men med spridda lagerfläckar i början. En samtida namnteckning på titelbladet.. Bibliotheca danica IV:575. Stephan Hofgaard Cordsen (1727-1800) var jurist och medlem av Det kongelige danske selskab for fædrelandets historie från 1793. Hans katalog upptar över 6850 volymer, bl.a. mycket juridik och historia samt ganska många svenska böcker

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        A GENERAL HISTORY Of QUADRUPEDS. The Figures Engraved on Wood by Thomas Bewick

      Newcastle Upon Tyne:: Printed by and for S. Hodgson, R. Beilby and T. Bewick,. 1800.. Royal 8vo. 9-3/8" x 5-5/8". 4th Edition, Imprint Variant A (Roscoe 4b). x, 525, [1] pp. Last page the Errata.. Period dark blue straight grain full morocco binding. Marbled eps & edges.. Spine lightly sunned. Minor rubbing to joint leather. Bookplate of. the "Honorable & Reverend L. Barrington". A pleasing VG copy.. In addition to textual revisions, and new cuts [12], this 4th Edition is "notable for the introduction of 'scientific' names ... This edition is comparatively common at the present time in the imperial and demy sizes; of the royal size I have traced only two copies." [Roscoe]. . Fully illustrated with Bewick's 334 incomparable figures, head-pieces, vignettes, etc.

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        Observations on a Tour through the Highlands and part of the Western Isles of Scotland.. (3 Vols Complete)

      The Strand, London: T Cadell, Junior & W Davies, 1800 Particularly Stafaf and Icolmkill: to which are added, a description of the Falls of the Clyde, of the Country round Moffat, and an Analysis of its Mineral Waters. Illustrated by a Map, and 52 plates, engraved in the manner of Aquatinta, from drawings taken on the spot by WH Watts... Bound in 3 volumes - 2 volumes text and Map, 3rd volume plates. Uniformly bound in a contemporary full tan basket weave leather, attractive gilt tooling to edges, relaid, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, has bee professionally replaced in keeping, raised bands, titles in gilt. Internally, gilt tooling to turn-ins, hinges professionally strengthened, red marbled endpapers, each volume has the armorial bookplate of James Johnson to fpds, and of Thomas B Scott to feps, light foxing and browning, watermarked C&S 98, red speckled text block edges, printed by Luke Hansard, Great Turnstile, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. Vol 1, ink note stating Rebound 1976 Falkirk to ffep, (ix), [1], 338 pp, 1 map (folding). Vol 2, [2], 275 pp, [1], [10], [2] (includes index and plate list). Vol 3, 1 map, 52 pls, (1 engraving, remainder un-coloured aquatints - tissue guarded). A second edition was published in 1811 for John Stockdale. A wonderful offering with plates that are full of drama! (Abbey 482. ESTC T131649)Garnett, chemist and physician. Member of the Royal Medical, Physical, and Natural History Societies of Edinburgh, the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester; the Medical Society of London; the Royal Irish Academy and Professor of Natural History and Chemistry in the Royal Institute of Great Britain.Watts, Walter Henry, journalist and artist. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        P. Virgilius Maro varietate lectionis et perpetua adnotatione illustratus a Chr. Gottl. Heyne accedunt indices. Edito novis cvris emendata et avcta

      6 volumes. Caspar Fritsch, Leipzig 1800. With engraved vignettes on titlepages and in text. Contemporary full leather bindings of brown calf with blindtooled ornamentation on spines. All 3 edges gilt Inside front hinge broken on volume 2. Lower spine-end restored on volume 5. Somewhat browned throughout. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Names and inscription on flyelaf in each volume.. Magnificent edition, printed in Antiqua¨typography with beautiful Louis Seize style vignettes

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