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        Egypten i historiskt, geographiskt, physicaliskt

      vetenskapligt, artistiskt, naturhistoriskt, mercantilistiskt, religiöst, moraliskt och politiskt hänseende. Öfversättning af Göran Löwegren. Götheborg, Samuel Norberg 1800. 8:o. (12),368 s. Samme: Egypten. Förra Fortsättningen, innehållande Syrien och Arabien, i historiskt, geographiskt, physicaliskt, vetenskapligt, artistiskt, naturhistoriskt, mercantilistiskt, religiöst, moraliskt och politiskt hänseende. Af Författaren till Egypten & c. Götheborg, Samuel Norberg 1801. 8:o. (16),432 s. Två vackra samtida halvskinnband i kalv, ryggar med rik förgyllning samt rödbruna och gröna titeletiketter. Övre etiketten första bandet något skadat i kanter. Namnetiketter främre pärms speglar "Tillhör B. W. Bengtsson". Namnteckningar på titelblad Cl. Jornander samt oläsbar. Inlagan delvis bruntonad. 17,5 x 11 cm.. Ytterligare en Fortsättning utkom 1801

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        Programma inaugurale in quo peculiarem differentialia investigandi rationem ex theoria functionum deducit.Helmstadt: J. H. Kühlin, 1788.

      With Gauss's autograph signature and two geometrical diagrams on front endpaper, and a 12-line mathematical proof in his hand on rear endpaper. Gauss's own personal copy of the inaugural dissertation of Johann Friedrich Pfaff, who supervised Gauss's doctoral thesis and was a close personal friend. This is an important Gauss manuscript, signed and dated 1800 by him, and with a mathematical calculation in his hand relating to orbital mechanics, performed at a time when Gauss was deeply involved in the calculation of the orbit of the minor planet Ceres (see below). "In 1801 the creativity of the previous years was reflected in two extraordinary achievements, the <i>Disquisitiones arithmeticae</i> and the calculation of the orbit of the newly discovered planet Ceres" (DSB).<br/><br/> Gauss studied at the Brunswick Collegium Carolinum from 1792 to 1795, and then at the University of Göttingen from 1795 to 1798 (where he formed an intimate friendship with Wolfgang Bolyai), supported throughout by a stipend from the Duke of Brunswick. He returned to his parents in Brunswick on 28 September 1798, where he continued to work alone and without access to a good library. The situation changed with a visit to nearby Helmstedt in October: "I have been in Helmstedt and found a very good reception with Pfaff as well as with the custodian of the library. Pfaff came up to my expectations. He shows the unmistakable sign of the genius, of not leaving a matter until he has dug it out as far as possible" (Gauss to Wolfgang Bolyai, 29 November 1798). Pfaff became the supervisor of Gauss's doctoral thesis, <i>Demonstratio nova theorematis, omnem functionem algebraicam rationalem integram unius vaiabilis in factores reales primi vel secundi gradus resolvi posse</i>, which provided the first rigorous proof of the fundamental theorem of algebra. A doctorate from the University of Helmstedt was conferred upon him on 16 July 1799. <br/><br/> "About the middle of December 1799, Gauss returned to Helmstedt again in order to use its library. He was cordially received by the librarian Bruns, as well as by the professor of mathematics Johann Friedrich Pfaff (1765-1825), whose acquaintance Gauss had already made during his stay in Helmstedt in October, 1798. Gauss rented a room in Pfaff's home and furnished it himself, but studied so strenuously and incessantly that the others in the house saw him for only a few hours in the evening. He and Pfaff would then take walks "to the spring and to Harpke." The topics of conversation were usually mathematical in nature" (Dunnington, p. 35). In a letter of 16 December 1799 to Bolyai, Gauss wrote: "I am staying here at Professor Pfaff's whom I esteem as an excellent geometer as well as a good man and my warm friend; a man of an innocent and childlike character, without any of the violent emotions which so dishonor a man and are so widespread among scholars." Gauss returned to Brunswick the following spring, evidently taking with him the present copy of Pfaff's dissertation. <br/><br/> The discovery of Ceres on New Year's Day 1801 by Joseph Piazzi was reported in the June issue of <i>Monatliche Correspondenz zur Beföde rderung Erd- und Himmelskunde</i>. The astronomers of Europe raced to observe the new planet for themselves, but without success. Piazzi's detailed observations were finally published in the September issue of <i>Monatliche Correspondenz</i>, which reached Gauss in Brunswick. He immediately began working on the determination of the orbit, temporarily putting aside his mathematical researches. He solved the problem some time in November 1801. The following January, Olbers rediscovered the planet, its position agreeing exactly with Gauss's predicted orbit. "The discovery of the planet Ceres introduced Gauss to the world as a theoretical astronomer of the highest order... It was Piazzi's discovery which gave Gauss the opportunity of revealing, in most impressive form, his remarkable mathematical superiority over all his contemporaries" (Dunnington, pp. 55-6). <br/><br/> The mathematical calculations performed by Gauss at the rear of the present volume are difficult to interpret precisely - they were intended only for Gauss himself so naturally detailed explanations were unnecessary. They are titled <i>Determinatur curva per aequationem inter radios vectores...,</i>" the determination of curves by equations given in polar coordinates (in modern terminology). Moreover, the calculations bear a close resemblance to some of those eventually published in his <i>Theoria motus corporum coelestium</i> (1809), the mature expression of his work on the calculation of planetary orbits. Together with the dating of the manuscript, the conclusion is inescapable that we have here an early expression of Gauss's thoughts on the determination of orbits, the topic which first brought his genius to the attention of the wider scientific world. <br/><br/> As the son of a family serving the government of Württemberg, Pfaff went to the Hohe Karlsschule in Stuttgart at the age of nine, completing his legal studies there in the fall of 1785. On the basis of mathematical knowledge that he acquired by himself, Pfaff soon progressed to reading Euler's <i>Introductio in analysin infinitorum</i>. In the fall of 1785, at the urging of Karl Eugen, the duke of Wurttemberg, he began a journey to increase his scientific knowledge. He remained at the University of Göttingen for about two years, studying mathematics with A. G. Kaestner and physics with G. C. Lichtenberg. In the summer of 1787 he travelled to Berlin, in order to improve his skill in practical astronomy with J. E. Bode. Through the recommendation of Lichtenberg, in 1788 Pfaff was appointed full professor of mathematics at the University of Helmstedt as a replacement for Georg Simon Klügel, who had been called to Halle. New professors at Helmstedt traditionally presented an inaugural essay, printed in the present volume. It deals with the differentials of functions which satisfy functional equations, which provides a new approach to the calculus of logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions. <br/><br/> Pfaff presented his most important mathematical achievement, the theory of Pfaffian forms, in <i>Methodus generalis, aequationes differentiarum partialium, necnon aequationes differentiales vulgares, utrasque primi ordinis, inter quotcunque variabiles, complete integrandi</i>, which he submitted to the <i>Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften Berlin</i> (1814-1815, pp. 76-136). Despite receiving an exceedingly favourable review by Gauss, its importance was not appreciated until 1827, when it appeared with a paper by Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, <i>Über Pfaff's Methode, eine gewohnliche lineare Differentialgleichung zwischen 2 n Variabeln durch ein System von n Gleichungen zu integrieren</i> (<i>Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik</i>, Bd. 2, pp. 347-357). Pfaff's <i>Methodus</i> constituted the starting point of a basic theory of integration of partial differential equations which, through the work of Jacobi, Sophus Lie and Elie Cartan, has developed into the modern theory of exterior differential systems. <br/><br/> The present volume is from the personal library of Gauss. It was sold as a duplicate in 1951 by the Göttingen State and University Library, at which time it passed into private hands. <br/><br/> VD18 10608788. Pfaff's dissertation is rare: KVK locates copies at National Library of Scotland, Staadtsbibliothek Berlin, Göttingen, Tübingen and Wolfenbüttel only. G. W. Dunnington, J. Gray & F.-E. Dohse, <i>Gauss: Titan of Science</i>, Mathematical Association of America, 2004.. 4to (207 x 170 mm), pp [1-3] 4-26, in contemporary plain wrappers, title with ink stamp 'Gauss-Bibliothek'

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        Der sinnreiche Junker Don Quixote von la Mancha. Uebersetzt von D.W. Soltau.

      8°. Mit 6 Holzschnittfrontispiz und einer mehrfach gefalteten gestochenen Karte im letzten Band. Halblederbände der Zeit mit roten goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und wenig Rückenvergoldung. 6 Bände. Weltliteratur. Die Lust am Übersetzen im Jahrhundert Goethes S. 582 f. - Erste Ausgabe dieser Übersetzung, die von A.W. Schlegel im dritten Band des 'Athenaums' angegriffen wurde. Schlegel wies Soltau mehrere Fehler nach. Erstmals wurde einer deutschen Übertragung eine Karte von Spanien beigebunden mit den Örtlichkeiten von 35 Abenteuern Don Quixotes. - Name auf dem Vorsatz. Einbände leicht berieben. - Sehr schönes, fleckenloses Exemplar auf starkem Papier. - Selten.

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        Vermischte Schriften nach dessen Tode aus den hinterlasssenen Papieren gesammelt und herausgegeben von Ludwig Christian Lichtenberg und Friedrich Kries.

      8°. Mit einem gestochenen Porträt in Band 1, einem Porträt von James Cook und 4 Kupfertafeln in Band 4, einem Porträt von Kopernikus in Band 7 und 8 Kupfern im Band 9. Halblederbände der Zeit mit 2 verschiedenfarbenen Rückenschildern und wenig Rückenvergoldung. 9 Bände. Goedeke IV/I, 639, 9. - Erste Ausgabe. - Einige Bände am oberen Kapital angerissen. Rückengelenke teils etwas eingrissen. Meist etwas gebräunt und teils leicht stockfleckig. [2 Warenabbildungen bei]

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        M. Ange inv. et pin. Nella Capella Sistina in Vaticano.

      22x28,5 cm. 12 Blatt numeriert. Kupferstiche. In schlichtem Halbleinwandband des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. S. Moltedo, La Sisstina reprodotta, Roma 1991, Nr. 18a. - Folge von 12 gestochenenen Blättern mit Einzelfiguren aus der Sixstinischen Kapelle, davon 6 der Hauptfiguren aus "I Veggenti" von Giorgio Ghisi, hier seitenverkehrt. - Tafel 1 mit gedrucktem Titel. 10 Blatt im unteren Rand bezeichnet "M-Ange inv." 1 Blatt mit 2 Monogrammen "MBF" und "MACI" - Moltedo vermutet hinter diesem Monogramm ein Künstler "di ambition nordico" und vermutet die Entstehungszeit im späten 16. Jahrhundert. - Wir können diese Vermutung nicht teilen. Die beiden Monogrammen weisen eher auf "Michelangelo Buonarroti fecit" und i"-nventit" hin. Zusätzlich sind unsere Exemplare in der oberen rechten Ecke arabisch numeriert. Die Typographie ist jedoch eindeutig dem späten 17. oder dem 18. Jahrhundert zuzurechnen, wie auch die Papierqualität. - Das von Moltedo angegebene einzige (?)Referenexemplar in der Bibliothèque Nationale Paris (Sign. Ba6,t2 H 9i9828-99839) konnte von uns leider nicht beigezogen werden. - Stellenwiese leicht gebräunt.

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        Anatomische Untersuchungen des Gehörs und Geruchs. Aus dem Lateinischen (übers. von Christian Heinrich Theodor Schreger).

      4°. VIII, 176 S. Mit 8 auf 7 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Pappband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Blake 404. - Vgl. Garrison-M. 1453 und HOH 1103 für die erste Ausgabe in Latein von 1789. - Scarpa (1747-1832) war Schüler von Morgagni und wurde bereits mit 20 Jahren Professor in Modena, später auch in Pavia. In diesem Werk beschreibt und vergleicht Scarpa das Gehör und Geruchsorgan bei Fischen, Vögeln und Reptilien und dem Menschen. Die Tafeln wurden von Scarpa gezeichnet. Er beschreibt zum ersten Mal das von ihm entdeckte heutige Labyrinth sowie die ebenfalls von im festgestellte Endolymphe und beschreibt den Nervenverlauf vom Innenohr bis zum Gehirn. - Durchgehend, vereinzelt auch stärker, stockfleckig, die Tafeln nur vereinzelt. Einband stark beschabt. - Sehr selten!

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        View of Port Antonio in the Parish of Portland,

      London. Pub'd by Messrs. Colnaghi, Sala & Co, April 20th, 1800. Coloured aquatint with additional hand colouring. Cleaned and restored. Fine condition. 27 x 19in No 2 of a series of 6.

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        Adele La Venitienne / Maîtresse de Teintoret

      Paris: Charles Bance & Aumont, circa 1800. Aquatint engraving printed in colour à la poupée on wove paper. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing. Trimmed close to plate mark on all sides. 18 x 13 1/8 inches. 18 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches. A striking beautifully coloured engraving after the renowned 16th-century Venetian Mannerist Tintoretto. A representation of the Italian painter's enigmatic mistress, this plate is part of a series of three aquatints Debucourt completed after paintings by Tintoretto, Rubens, and Raphael depicting their respective mistresses. This print is a stunning example of the single plate colour printing technique used in France beginning in the 18th century. The effect is achieved by inking a single plate with several different colours by using a rag stump, a process known as à la poupée. The outcome achieved by this laborious method of inking has a wonderful painterly effect and creates a delicacy of image, which is charming to behold. Although a painter by training, Philibert-Louis Debucourt is primarily renowned as one of the most innovative colour printmakers of the eighteenth century. Born in 1781, he studied with Joseph Marie Vien at the French Academy. After several years of exhibiting his paintings at the Salon, he turned to printmaking in 1781. During the mid 1780s, he began experimenting with the complicated multiple-plate colour printing process, a technique that was refined and revolutionized by Jean-François Janinet. Debucourt found success with his colour intaglio prints of Parisian high society, and he quickly earned a reputation as a skilled and prolific engraver. The bulk of his prints, however, were based on paintings by other artists and completed after the turn of the century. Despite his intense focus on printmaking, he continued to exhibit his paintings alongside his engravings at the Salon throughout his life. Cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. 4, p. 323; cf. Regency to Empire: French Printmaking 1715-1814, p. 346; Fenaille, L'oeuvre gravé de P.-L. Debucourt (1755-1832), pp. 257-8.

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        THE UNCOMPLETED JOURNAL OF JOSEPH JAUBERT DE REART (1792-1836)- Songs, Poetry, Dedications and Thoughts

      Pontelli, Florence: Journal-Manuscript, 1800. THE UNCOMPLETED JOURNAL OF JOSEPH JAUBERT DE REART (1792-1836)- Songs, Poetry, Dedications and Thoughts- by Joseph Jaubert De Reart- Illustrated by Author- Journal-Manuscript- Pontelli, Florence circa 1800- Hardcover:-16mo- VG antiquarian condition/ no jacket- Original mottled sheep, gilt trimmed spine, untitled red leather panel- light edge rubs, square, tight and clean.- Book is unpaginated- 2ff blank, 22ff text, 5ff left blank for a poem started but not completed called "Le Jambon", 21ff text, 75ff blank, 2ff blank-includes poetry, dedications such as &#39;Stances pour le Mariage Du Duc Berry&#39;, Odes of Death and Love, etc.-includes some end of chapter and pre chapter calligraphy and sketches- SEE PHOTOS-This unique journal is the work of Joseph Jaubert De Reart: Mayor of Pontelli, Florence 1826 to 1836 and was member of the first district of the Eastern Pyrenees. In his spare time was devoted to scientific study, with a number of publications including Publicateur des Pyrénées-Orientales. He is considered the initiator of archeology in North Catalonia , and was the first to relate the monuments to be preserved in the Celtic Department. A number of his works appeared in Publicateur (1835) a series of articles Essai sur le langage Bohémiens, the first study on the speech of Roma in Catalonia. Jaubert was a founding member of the Société Philomatique, which eventually (1842) became Agricultural Society, Science and Literature of the Eastern Pyrenees ; Capeille John believes that his contributions in the early years of the new society were crucial for successful future of the organization. Next in 1800 wrote a volume of poetry which has remained unpublished. Strong possiblity that this is the volume they are referring to.- His works: Les feux de la Saint-Jean. Les Feux de la Saint-Jean. Croyances usages et coutumes (entre autre en Roussillon) , article a Le Publicateur, Journal comercial illustré des Pyrénées-Orientales 25 (1833), p. Croyances coutumes et Usages (between autre en Roussillon), article in Le Publicateur, Journal des Pyrénées-Orientales commercial illustré 25 (1833), p. 286-287 286-287- Archéologie , article a Le Publicateur 18 (4.51833), p. Archéologie, article in Le Publicateur 18 (4.51833), p. 69-70 69-70- Le Conte de la vieille ou les jours emprunte , article a Bulletin de la Société Philomatique de Perpignan 1, 2 (1833), p. Le Conte de la vieille ou les jours emprunte, article in Bulletin de la Société Philomatique Perpignan 1, 2 (1833), p. 24-28 24-28 - Le Grand Beiram des Bohémiens , article a Bulletin de la Société Philomatique de Perpignan 1, 2 (1833), p. Le Grand Beiramar December Bohémiens, article in Bulletin de la Société Philomatique Perpignan 1, 2 (1833), p. 72-75 72-75- La Mahut, près de l&#39;Ecluse , article a Bulletin de la Société Philomatique de Perpignan 1, 2 (1833), p. The Mahut, près de l&#39;Ecluse, article in Bulletin de la Société Philomatique Perpignan 1, 2 (1833), p. 55-58 55-58- Notice historique , article a Bulletin de la Société Philomatique de Perpignan 1, 2 (1833), p. Notice historique, article in Bulletin de la Société Philomatique Perpignan 1, 2 (1833), p. 1-4 1-4 Considération sur les avantages de l&#39;étude , article a Bulletin de la Société Philomatique de Perpignan II (1834), p. Consideration sur les avantages de l&#39;étude, article in Bulletin de la Société Philomatique Perpignan II (1834), p. 16-18 16-18- Découverte d&#39;un gîte romain , article a Bulletin de la Société Philomatique de Perpignan II (1834), p. Découverte a Gîte Romain, article in Bulletin de la Société Philomatique Perpignan II (1834), p. 198-202 198-202- Rapport sur un serpent de 11 pieds de long et 18 pouces de circonférence tué dans le département (en collaboration avec M. Companyo) , article a Bulletin de la Société Philomatique de Perpignan II (1834), p. Report on a serpent, 11 pieds de long et de 18 Pouca circonférence tué dans le département (in cooperation with M Company), article in Bulletin de la Société Philomatique Perpignan II (1834), p. 70-81 70-81- Le Vallon de Montbram , article a Bulletin de la Société Philomatique de Perpignan II (1834), p. Le Vallon de Montbram, article in Bulletin de la Société Philomatique Perpignan II (1834), p. 171-186 171-186- Souvenirs pyrénéens , article a Bulletin de la Société Philomatique de Perpignan II (1834), p. Souvenirs Pyrénéens, article in Bulletin de la Société Philomatique Perpignan II (1834), p. 187-197 187-197- Essai sur le langage des Bohémiens , col·lecció d&#39;articles a Le Publicateur (1835) Essai sur le langage Bohémiens December, a collection of articles in Le Publicateur (1835)- Mémoire sur quelques monuments celtiques existants dans le Département des Pyrénées-Orientales , article a Mémoires de la Societé Royale des Antiquaires de France 11 (1935), p. Mémoire sur quelques monuments Celtic Existing dans le Département des Pyrénées-Orientales, article in the Mémoires Société Royale des Antiquaires de France 11 (1935), p. 1-14 1-14- Monument celtique au col de Prunet , article a Bulletin de la Société Philomatique de Perpignan III (1835), p. Monument au Celtic cabbage Prunet, article in Bulletin de la Société Philomatique Perpignan III (1835), p. 42-45 42-45- Monument druidique sur la montagne de Teulis , article a Bulletin de la Société Philomatique de Perpignan III (1835), p. Monument druidique sur la montagne tiles, article in Bulletin de la Société Philomatique Perpignan III (1835), p. 33-35 33-35- Souvenirs celtiques en Roussillon , article a Bulletin de la Société Philomatique de Perpignan III (1835), p. Celtic souvenirs in Roussillon article in Bulletin of the Société Philomatique Perpignan III (1835), p. 36-41 36-41-Souvenirs pyrénéens , article a Le Publicateur 18 (1835) Souvenirs Pyrénéens, article in Le Publicateur 18 (1835)- Joseph Jaubert was corresponding member of the Royal Society of Antiquarians of France.-Bibliography: John Capeille roussillonnaises Dictionnaire de biographies (1914)- Non-fiction-journal-manuscript-poetry-songs-thoughts-dedications-calligraphy-illustrated (3749) . Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Mottled Sheep Leather. VG/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Illustrated By Author. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        Mademoiselle Lundens / Maîtresse de Rubens

      Paris: Charles Bance & Aumont, circa 1800. Aquatint engraving printed in colour à la poupée on wove paper. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, minor foxing, and a skillfully repaired small loss in the left margin. Trimmed close to plate mark on all sides. 18 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches. 18 3/4 x 13 7/8 inches. A striking beautifully coloured engraving after the renowned 17th-century Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens. A representation of Rubens' sister-in-law, Susanna Lunden, this plate is part of a series of three aquatints Debucourt completed after paintings by Tintoretto, Rubens, and Raphael. Susan Lunden was the daughter of the Antwerp silk merchant Daniel Fourment and the sister of Rubens' second wife Helena. Originally titled 'Le Chapeau de Paille' [The Straw Hat], the painting after which this plate is engraved dates from around 1622-25 and may have been a marriage portrait intended for Lunden's second husband Arnold. This print is a stunning example of the single plate colour printing technique used in France beginning in the 18th century. The effect is achieved by inking a single plate with several different colours by using a rag stump, a process known as à la poupée. The outcome achieved by this laborious method of inking has a wonderful painterly effect and creates a delicacy of image, which is charming to behold. Although a painter by training, Philibert-Louis Debucourt is primarily renowned as one of the most innovative colour printmakers of the eighteenth century. Born in 1781, he studied with Joseph Marie Vien at the French Academy. After several years of exhibiting his paintings at the Salon, he turned to printmaking in 1781. During the mid 1780s, he began experimenting with the complicated multiple-plate colour printing process, a technique that was refined and revolutionized by Jean-François Janinet. Debucourt found success with his colour intaglio prints of Parisian high society, and he quickly earned a reputation as a skilled and prolific engraver. The bulk of his prints, however, were based on paintings by other artists and completed after the turn of the century. Despite his intense focus on printmaking, he continued to exhibit his paintings alongside his engravings at the Salon throughout his life. Cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. 4, p. 323; cf. Regency to Empire: French Printmaking 1715-1814, p. 346; Fenaille, L'oeuvre gravé de P.-L. Debucourt (1755-1832), pp. 257-8.

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        Reports of Explorations and Surveys To Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route For a Railroad From the Mississippi River to he Pacific Ocean

      Twelve volumes in thirteen books.  Rebound in blue buckram with gilt spine printing.  Hundreds of plates, maps, charts, etc.  In excellent condition, although, admittedly, not all of the maps have been opened up, so condition on the maps in unknown.  Plates have some foxing throughout, otherwise a very good copy overall.  One of the most important government surveys of the 1800's, opened the west up to the railroads and wasa huge driving force in the manifest destiny of 19th century America.

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        A General History of Quadrupeds.

      4th edition. Newcastle upon Tyne, Printed by and for S. Hodgson, R. Beilby, & T. Bewick, 1800. With 212 woodcuts and 107 vignettes. X + 483 pp. Copy printed on Imperial paper bound all over uncut in modern dark green half leatherbinding by Bayntun-Riviere, Bath.. Fourth edition of Thomas Bewick´s first book [and the first printed on Imperial thick woved paper] which made him famous as renewer of the woodcut technique. This is not only a reprint but a largely revised, expanded, and improved work of the first edition printed 10 years earlier. Many blocks have been reworked, 12 new figures are added. Instead of using the most applied pear tree Bewick started using the harder box tree and this gave a far more satisfactory impresson of the cut. Variant B. Roscoe 4 a

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        The Several Plans and Drawings Referred to in the Third Report from the Select Committee upon the Improvement of the Port of London. Ordered to be printed 28th July 1800.-----Volume of engravings of proposed London Bridges

      Printed by Hansard,London.,1800. Large folio.(26.6 x 20.5 inches).List of plates and 21 fine double page,and larger plans and diagrams,copper engravings and aquatint,six of them hand coloured.Complete.------The engravings when opened out extend from 41 inches to as much as 73 inches (for Mr Wilson's proposed Cast iron bridge),and are a very impressive series of plates.Various impressive designs for bridges and dockside developments by Telford and Douglas(4 plans),Ralph Dodd(6 plans),George Dance(7 plans) among others.Includes a copy of Sir Christopher Wren's plans for the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire of 1666. Original tissue guards still present in a couple of the pages.Two plates with some splitting and wear to fold edges where they have been incorrectly folded and protruded from the book but overall the plates are clean and bright with untrimmed edges and good wide margins.Original publishers thick blue paper wraps with original printed paper label to front panel.Original beige paper spine with some loss and chipping but still holding the book together.Overall a very good copy of this impressive volume.----Photographs of the plates available on request.:

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        Map of Twenty Four Miles Around the City of Bath.

      Bath: Masters, 1800... Map of Twenty Four Miles Around the City of Bath, published by C Harcourt Masters and originally sold by John Bally of Milsom Street Bath 1800. On folding linen size 63 by 60 cm. Hand-coloured. Scale two miles to the inch. Shows all towns and villages within a 24-mile radius of Bath, plus roads, canals, parks, country seats, rivers etc. Bath and Bristol are shown in some detail. Heights are indicated by hachuring or shading. VG condition. In original VG slipcase. With original owner's name in ink to slipcase above the title and to the reverse of the map. The signature is that of Sir Thomas Graves (Rear-Admiral Thomas Graves, Nelson's second-in-command at the Battle of Copenhagen) and is dated 1809. Images available.

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

      Printed by and for S. Hodgson R. Beilby and T. 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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        Fregatten Freya, Commanderet af Capitaine Krabbe i Attaque med 4 engelsek Fregatter ved Indgangen til Canalen i Nordsøen den 25. Julij 1800.

      Mezzotint af C. Kuntz efter forlæg af Terkild E. Lønning. København, c. 1800-1801. Lysmål: 40,8x64 cm. Arkmål: 50x70 cm. I nyere brun træramme med guldkant. Lidt skjolder, især langs margenerne.. Dekorativt og ganske monumentalt stik af søkampen i Den Engelske Kanal 25. juli 1800 mellem den danske fregat Freya (med 40 kanoner) og 4 britiske fregatter. Freya eskortede en af de handelskonvojer, der bragte velstand til København i Den florissante Periode. Kampen udløstes, da den danske kaptajn Krabbe nægtede englænderne adgang til at visitere skibene, og trods sej dansk modstand blev både fregat og konvoj opbragt. Den lille batalje vakte umådelig opsigt og begejstring i København og gav farlig næring til en aktivistisk og udfordrende dansk politik over for Storbritannien, der til gengæld reagerede ved at sende Nelson og Parker med en soild eskadre til København det følgende forår. Kaptajn Krabbes hårdnakkede kamp blev således ouverturen til Slaget på Rheden

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

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

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        Trachten der Völker für Kinder. Enthält 48 Bilder und Erklärungen derselben in deutscher und französischer Sprache. Costumes des differentes nations à l`usage de la jeunesse....

      8 Kupfertafeln mit je 6 handkolor. Tafeln, Titelblatt, 96 Seiten. Zeitgen. einfacher Pappband mit dezenter Rückenprägung. Gutes, wohl erhaltenes Exemplar, saubere Kupfer, Papier nur minimal angebräunt. Buchecken leicht bestoßen.

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        Veduta della Città di Constantinopoli con i Suoi Soborghi Presa Da Bulgurla Daghi Sopra Scutari in Asia

      Luigi Mayer, 1800. A SUPERB WATERCOLOR VIEW OF CONSTANTINOPLE Watercolor and gouache on paper Framed size 28" x 40 ½" Signed lower right Circa 1800 This evocative watercolor view of the city of Constantinople (Istanbul) rising in the distance was done by the artist Luigi Mayer in preparation for one of a series of 96 fine aquatints, first published separately in 1801, 1802, and 1803 for Sir Robert Ainslie (1730?-1812). Ainslie was ambassador to Constantinople from 1776 to 1792, and while there he also studied ancient architecture and collected ancient coins. The prints were published collectively from 1804 to 1813 as Views in Egypt, Palestine, and other parts of the Ottoman Empire. . Book.

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        An Account of an Embassy to the Kingdom of Ava, sent by the Governor-General of India, in the Year 1795.

      London, Printed for J. Debrett, 1800. Atlas volume containing 2 folding engraved maps and 22 engraved plates, 11 of which are folding, in contemporary half calf, rebacked and with new end papers. Also the text in two vols. from the 1827 edition in worn original cloth. Description of many aspects of Burmese life, including native dress, language, food, marriage and funeral ceremonies, agriculture, including the cultivation of indigo, the flora and fauna.

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        History Of Russia, From The Foundation Of The Monarchy By Rurik, To The Accession Of Catharine The Second. Two Volumes.

      London: Printed By A.Strahan, For T.N.Longman And O.Rees, 1800. First edition octavo Vol 1 xx, 503 pages 2 plates with large foldout map. Vol 2 xv, pages with 2 plates. Very good and sound original full calf with black and red title labels to spine. Tooke was chaplain to the English church at Kronstadt. Three years later, he was invited by the English merchants at St. Petersburg to become chaplain there. His residence at St. Petersburg gave him the chance to research Russian history and acquire the material for his writings.

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        Rare Handwritten John Nicholson Document Concerning War Debts

      Nicholson was a Revolutionary-era Pennsylvania state official. He partnered with Robert Morris in western land speculation that bankrupted both. He was sent to debtor's prison in 1800 and died there shortly thereafter. ADS. 1pg. 8 ¾" x 8. Jany 21, 1783. Comptr Generals Office Phiada. A very rare autograph document signed "Jno Nicholson": "Capt Joseph Blewer Esqr acknowledges to have recd the sum of four thousand five hundred and eighty five pounds and Six pence of Samuel Massey Esqr. at the time and for the purpose Mentd. within which he had borrowed of Sd. Massey as, he declares upon Interest, he also produces a copy of his accts. Current wherein he charges himself and accts. for the expenditure of the sum aforesaid... £1000 were pd by his draft on the navy board in fav of I Hood." On the back are numbers totaling £4585.6 all in the handwriting of Joseph Blewer. At the bottom, Blewer penned "Receiv'd Octr 18 1777 from Samuel Massey Four Thousand five hundred & eighty five pounds & Six Pence for the use of the State of Pennsylvania. Joseph Blewer". Joseph Blewer of Philadelphia served in the Pennsylvania General Assembly from 1779 to 1780. Samuel Massey (1734-1793), a descendant of a prominent Quaker family in the Philadelphia region, was a captain in the Revolution and commanded a company of troops. Before the war, he owned a successful import company. As this document shows, Massey indirectly lent Pennsylvania money for the war efforts. Though Nicholson is a common autograph appearing on many pieces of Revolutionary War paper, the American Book Prices Current shows only two holograph pieces. The document is in fragile condition with fold separations and ragged edges

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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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        The New and Complete Art of Swimming, with Full and Necessary Directions to Swimmer & Divers, According to the Latest Improvements; Shewing How to Avoid Accidents in the Easiest Manner, and, Finally To Enjoy the Refreshing Influence of the Pearly Stream.

      London: Printed by J. Macdonald, for J. Quick, [N.d., c.1800].. First edition, 12mo, iv, [5]-26pp., old water stain to outer margin of first two leaves, occasional foxing and some light staining to text, recent marbled paper wrappers, title label on upper wrapper.The only other copy recorded of this first edition is at Pennsylvania State University Library. Copac gives just two locations for a second edition of 1840. Thomas&apos; Bibliography of Swimming, p. 225 notes the second edition only.

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        Vermischte Schriften nach dessen Tode aus den hinterlassenen Papieren gesammelt und herausgegeben von Ludwig Christian Lichtenberg und Friedrich Kries

      Göttingen, Dieterich 1800-1806.. 9 Bände. Mit 3 gestochenen Porträts, 10 Kupfertafeln und 4 gestochenen Kostümtafeln von Daniel Chodowiecki und einigen Textholzschnitten. Marmorierte Pappbde. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und Goldfileten.

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        Nieuw Groot A/B/C/ Boek/ Zeer bekwaam voor de jonge kinderen te leeren

      W.C. Wansleven, Zutphen, 1800. Softcover. Very Good Condition. An unusually well preserved copy of this early Dutch ABC book. Undated, ca. early 19th century. Printed on heavy paper, folded, with a red rooster on the verso of the title page and a woodcut of a classroom scene on the title. 16 pages printed on one sheet, both sides (8 pages per side) - probably never issued, thus accounting for its condition. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Children; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042202. .

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        (PAUW, CORNEILLE de)

      Philosophiska anmärkningar om americanerne. Sammandrag från fransyskan. Linköping, D. G. Björn, 1800. 8:o. 84 s. Häftad i vitt tryckt omslag. Oskuren och ouppskuren. Fuktfläckar längst ut i yttermarginalen på s. 29-30 och 41-42. Fint ex.. Bakre omslags insida med en rad rättelser. Ett sammandrag av "Recherches philosphiques sur les américains, ou mémoires intéressants pour servir à l'histoire de l'espèce humaine". Originalets första upplaga utkom 1767, den andra 1769. Den tredje upplagan 1770 utformades som ett försvar av de två första. Författaren sökte att i allt hitta svagheter hos den amerikanska urbefolkningen, något som uppväckte en hel del kritik. Verket innehåller bl.a. märkliga redogörelser om hermafroditer, omskärelser och "infibulation". Utkom i ett flertal senare upplagor och översattes också till engelska, tyska och holländska

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

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

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        NY OG FULDSTÆNDIG TRANCHEERBOG ELLER ANVIISNING TIL AT SKJÆRE FOR OG LÆGGE FOR VED TAFFELET. En Lommebog for Damer og Cvaliere, som vil besørge denne Forretning.

      Oversat af Johan Werfel. Med en udfoldelig kobbertavle. København 1800. Indbundet med originalt - lidt krøllet - blåt omslag i senere papirbind. Plettet og skjoldet. 40 sider. Med gamle ejernavne.. Ikke hos Vegenfeldt og Kornerup

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        Memoires of the Life and Administration of Sir Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford, in Three Volumes.

      A New Edition. 1-3. London, T. Cadell, jun and W. Davies, 1800. 8vo. Portrait,+ xl,+470,+ (1) pp.+ fold. genealogical table; (2),+ 505,+ (1); (2),+ 360,+ (34) pp. A few minor spots. Contemporary green morocco bindings, richly gilt spines with raised bands, gilt and blindstamped boards, gilt inner bordures and with inner paste downs and fly leafs in satin with gilt frames and gilt flowers, all edges gilt. Spines slightly faded. Three volumes. Spines slightly faded. Presentation to Mr. Rosenstein from a William-Henry, London 1815, in ink in part one. First printed in 4to in 1798, this is the first 8vo-edition. Probably presented to Nils Rosen von Rosenstein

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        Samlade skrifter. 1-3.

      Stockholm, Carl Deleen & J. G. Forsgren, 1800-02. 8:o. [xxviii] + 338; + [ii] + 432; + [viii] + 224, [ii], 225-482 s. Titelsidorna med graverad vinjett. Utan ett blad med innehållsförteckning i del 1. Tre volymer. Samtida skinnryggsband, ryggarna med röda titelfält i skinn. Ngt nötta, ryggarna naggade upptill. Med författarens egenhändiga dedikation i del 1: "Till Majoren och ÖfverAdjutanten Herr Baron Bengt Sparre, Högaktningens, Vänskapens gåfva, Stockholm d. 14 Apr. 1802. af författaren". Med ägarinskrift av Otto von Feilitzen daterad [18]62 i varje del.. Första upplagan av Carl Gustaf Leopolds (1756-1829) skrifter. Leopold hörde till den gustavianska erans mest framstående poeter och dramatiker och var även Gustav III:s handsekreterare. Som 30-åring invaldes han i Svenska Akademien under dess första år, 1786

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        An Essay on the Practical History of Sheep in Spain, and of the Spanish Sheep in Saxony, Anhalt Dessau, &c.

      Dublin: Printed by Graisberry & Campbell. 1800.. 8vo, [iv],101,[4],104-221,[4],224-275,[4],278-284,[3],286-300pp., 9 plates, some light spotting throughout, half calf in a period style, five raised bands, spine tooled in blind and gold, red morocco label, marbled boards, a nice copy.The first English translation of this important study of the Merino sheep, originally published at Leipzig in 1785. Translated from the German by the Rev. Dr Lanigan, translator and later librarian to the Dublin Society, and published by their order in 1800.Pp.224-275 contain &apos;Extracts from instructions for shepherds, and for owners of flocks. By M. Daubenton&apos; with its own titlepage but continuous pagination and register. Reproducing plates III-IX, XXI and XXII re-drawn from the original which was published at Paris in 1792. Pp.278-284 contain &apos;A plan for the introduction and establishment of the most advantageous establishment of mines in... Ireland. By Richard Kirwan, Esq.&apos; with a drop-head title and continuous pagination and register. Pp.285-300 continues with &apos;Miscellaneous communications to the Society.&apos; This final section is bound at the front of the book. Dingley, 601.

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        An Account of an Embassy to the Court of the Teshoo Lama in Tibet

      Russel court, Cleveland row, St James&#39;s, London: W Bulmer and Co, 1800 Containing a narrative of a journey through Bootan, and part of Tibet. To which are added, views taken on the spot, by Lieutenant Samuel Davies; and observations Botanical, Mineralogical, and Medical, by Mr Robert Saunders. In contemporary speckled, full tan leather, with gilt titling and tooling to spine, front board a little loose but holding, edges and corners bumped. Internally, faint evidence of bookplate to fpd, paper water marked 1799, (xxviii), 473 pp, 13 pls (of 13), 1 map, some light offsetting, (the plates are by Davies, engraved by Basire from the original drawings in the possession of Warren Hastings). A lovely copy, un-restored and better for it! (ESTC T136507. Graesse 212. Brunet 978. & Cordier Sinica 2909 -info).Turner, army officer in the East India Company and diplomatist, whose Account of an Embassy to the Court of the Teshoo Lama in Tibet (1800) was the first eye-witness report on Tibet and Bhutan to be published in English. The book remained the only account of those countries available to English readers until the publication in 1876 of the journals of George Bogle and Thomas Manning. Through the editions that quickly followed in French (1800), German (1801), and Italian (1817), the book had a considerable impact on the European imagination. See ONDB for a full Bio.

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        Veduta del Castello dell'Acqua Felice presso le Terme Diocleziane

      Acquaforte mm.685x405 alla battuta + ampi margini bianchi. Prima edizione parigina (1800 - 1807) su carta vergellata, con prezzo cancellato sulla lastra. Piegata centralemente all'origine (piccolo rinforzo al verso nel punto di piega). Tratta da "Vedute di Roma". Due piccolissimi strappi restaurati al marg. bianco inf.

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        Perspektivische Vorstellung von dem Jubiläum der Ehrednen Constabler u. feuerwerker Gesellschaft in Zürich dn 19ten Juny A. 1786. Aquatinta-Radierung.

      53 x 68 cm, unter Passepartout in vergoldetem Rahmen, 30 x 46 cm , Minimal stockfleckig Johann Jakob Aschmann (1747- 1809) Landschaftszeichner und -maler, Kupferstecher. Vereinzelt Porträts wuchs in bescheidenen Verhältnissen als Sohn eines Tauners in Ludretikon-Thalwil auf. Mittellosigkeit zwang ihn, trotz seiner künstlerischen Begabung, nach nur mangelnder Schulausbildung zur Fabrikarbeit. Später genoss er ein Jahr dürftigen Malunterricht bei Johann Melchior Hurter in Schaffhausen. Dann wies ihn der Zürcher Maler und Kunsthistoriker Johann Kaspar Füssli zum Kunstverleger Wagner nach Bern, wo er bei der Herausgabe der Helvetischen Eisberge nach Caspar Wolfs Zeichnungen Arbeit fand. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Thalwil heiratete er am 25.10.1774 die aus Jesingen (Württemberg) stammende Maria Dorothea Haaga, die neun Kinder zur Welt brachte. Der dritte Sohn betätigte sich schlecht und recht als Maler und Kopist nach Vorlagen seines Vaters. Von ihm sind etwa ein Dutzend Blätter unter dem Namen «Hans Jakob Aschmann Jünger» bekannt. Ab 1774 als selbständiger Maler tätig, entschloss sich Aschmann 1778 zur Herausgabe von Kupferstichen. Auf zahlreichen Studienreisen durch die gesamte Deutschschweiz fand er die für ihn passenden Sujets wie auch allfällige Aufträge einflussreicher Leute. Da aber sein künstlerisches Schaffen für den Unterhalt seiner Familie nicht genügte, betätigte er sich nebenbei in der Bewirtschaftung seines kleinen Heimwesens mit etwas Rebland. Seine unruhige Natur wie sein eigensinniger Charakter brachten ihn in Kontakt mit dem Gedankengut der Französischen Revolution. Als Wachtseckelmeister und Ehegaumer von Thalwil wurde er mit der Stäfner Bewegung 1795 in die Politik hineingezogen. Ein Künstler und Schöngeist, wollte er mit viel Eifer mithelfen, die wirtschaftliche Freiheit und menschliche Gleichheit anzustreben. Seine aufwieglerische Tätigkeit veranlasste die Zürcher Regierung, Aschmann nach Zürich in Gefangenschaft zu nehmen. Die Kriegsräte verurteilten ihn 1795 zu drei Jahren Zuchthaus. Um die Gefängniskosten ebenso wie den Unterhalt seiner Familie bestreiten zu können, wurde ihm gestattet, seine künstlerische Tätigkeit im Gefängnis auszuüben. Während dieser Zeit entstanden einige Dutzend Phantasieblätter. Als er 1798 nach Thalwil zurückkehrte, wählte man ihn für das ihm zugefügte Unrecht in das Amt des Unterstatthalters, das er bis 1803 ausübte. Durch seine politische Tätigkeit vergrösserte sich die Zerrüttung seiner finanziellen und familiären Verhältnisse derart, dass er in grosse Armut geriet. In diesem Elend starb Aschmann 1809 in seinem Heim in Thalwil an der Auszehrung. Aschmanns Schaffen war stark geprägt durch die Naturtreue seiner Darstellungen. In ihrer genauen Wiedergabe der damaligen Zeit zeigen seine Blätter eine Originalität, die für seine unkonventionelle Arbeitsweise charakteristisch ist. Aufgrund der bekannten Arbeiten sowie einiger Zeitungsanzeigen ist nachweisbar, dass Aschmann vor allem das Zürichbiet, die Nord- und Ostschweiz, Graubünden, die Innerschweiz, den Aargau und das Haslital bereiste. Bis heute sind folgende Arbeiten bekannt: Ein Reklameblatt; 46 numerierte Umrissstiche; 19 unnumerierte Umrissstiche; zwei Handwerksbriefe; Umrissstiche von Ereignissen (16 Serien, unter anderen Bockenkrieg; Bergsturz Goldau; Küsnacht; Überschwemmung); sechs Porträts; zwei Ölgemälde; sieben Arbeiten in Zusammenhang mit anderen Stechern; 246 originale Handzeichnungen. Es konnte nachgewiesen werden, dass der Bleuler-Verlag in Feuerthalen einzelne Platten aus Aschmanns Nachlass übernahm und mit neuer eingravierter Verlagsangabe und Bleulerschem Kolorit in den Verkauf brachte. Einen kleinen Teil übernahm auch Heinrich Füssli in Zürich, und der Maler Johann Martin Morat in Stühlingen benutzte teilweise Aschmann-Andrucke. Werke: Zentralbibliothek Zürich, Graphische Sammlung; Zürich, Graphische Sammlung der ETH; Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel, Kunstmuseum; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Gonzenbach-Sammlung; Zürich, Schweizerisches Landesmuseum; Thalwil, Ortsmuseum. (Hans Jakob Zwicky, 1998 SIK)

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        Figures de l'histoire de la republique romaine accompagnees d'un precis historique... a paris, chez le citoyen mirys, (1800).

      Cm. 29,5, pp. 12 di testo introduttivo + antiporta figurata e 210 belle tavole. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle verde con punte, dorso liscio con ricchi fregi in oro e titoli su tassello in marocchino rosso. Esemplare particolarmente fresco e marginoso, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Opera in cui vengono descritti ed elegantemente illustrati con figure incise in rame gli avvenimenti che hanno caratterizzato la storia di Roma antica. La vicenda editoriale di questo ampio lavoro storico fu assai travagliata; la presente è la prima parte, unica apparsa, che avrebbe dovuto essere seguita da un'ulteriore suite di tavole riguardante la storia degli imperatori. Il nostro esemplare possiede un inizio di questa suite (formato dalle 30 tavole poste in fine) e che risulta pressochè sconosciuto e comunque non presente nelle altre copie censite. Cfr. Cohen-Ricci 711; Sander 1359 e Brunet, III, 1755.

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        The Constitutions of the United States, According to the Latest Amendments

      Philadelphia: Campbell, 1800. Hardcover. Near fine. Original full sheep; 6 simple gilt lines on spine; black lettering label, gilt. Hinges worn and there are a few small gouges to the leather, mostly on the spine, else a near fine copy. &#39;This edition contains the late Constitutions of Vermont, Delaware, Georgia and Kentucky, with the Regulations for the Government of the Territory north-west of the River Ohio; also, the Amendments to the Constitution of Maryland;--not in any former edition.&#39; Kentucky had been admitted to the Union in the previous year. NUC records only this collation. Scarce in original binding.

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        View of the River Cobre in the Parish of St Thomas in the Vale,

      London. Pub'd by Messrs. Colnaghi, Sala & Co, April 20th, 1800. Coloured aquatint with additional hand colouring. Cleaned and restored. Fine condition. 27 x 19in No. 6 of a series of 6.

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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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        Elementi di chimica appoggiati alle piu' recenti scoperte chimiche e farmaceutiche... prima edizione. venezia, s.n., 1800.

      Tre volumi di cm. 20, pp. xvi, 228; 208; xx, 332. Con 7 belle tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo raffiguranti forni, alambicchi e strumenti scientifici. Leg. orig. in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli manoscritti ai dorsi. Qualche naturale arrossatura ed ossidazione alle carte, ma esemplare genuino e marginoso, in barbe. Mancano (dall'origine) due carte fra le preliminari e l'indice del terzo volume. Celebre opera dello scienziato pavese (1761-1818) che fu allievo di Spallanzani e Scopoli e, più tardi, amico di Alessandro Volta con il quale intraprese il celebre viaggio a Parigi al fine di illustrare l'invenzione della pila elettrica. Molto interessante per lo studio della condizione della chimica italiana all'epoca. Precede l'opera il: Vocabolario della nuova nomenclatura chimica riformata ed accresciuta da L. Brugnatelli. Non comune.

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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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        A Map of the Peninsula of India from the 19th Degree North Latitude to Cape Comorin.

      London: Printed for W. Faden ... May 10, 1800. A large engraved map of India with attractive original colour in block and outline to the land. Printed over two sheets (not joined), each section 49 x 82 cm. Each sheet centre folded. Small split to lower edge of centre fold of northern sheet, otherwise a very good bright example. Engraved by B[enjamin] Baker.

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        Paysanne du Canton de Zuric. (&) Paysanne de l'Entlibuch Bailliage du Canton de Lucerne.

      Original watercolour, Schweiz/Switzerland(?) c. 1800-1810. 22,5x28 cm. In fine condtion. Unframed.. Charming picture of a couple of Swiss peasant girls, with emphasis on colourful costume details

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        The Armenian; or The Ghost-Seer. A History Founded on Fact

      D. Symonds, London, 1800. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Good Condition. 4 volumes in 1/4 leather over printed marbled boards, worn, corners reinforced early on with vellum, hinges cracked, boards loose. Curiously, the marbled paper covering the boards has the text of an early government document printed over it - printing is ca. 1704. Modest foxing, heavy to the plate of secret writing, occasional spots of discoloration, endpapers browned. Each complete with half titles. Volume III with the edges of 4 pages torn, apparently from a reading by candlelight incident judging from the slight burn marks to one page edge, there is a meaningful loss of text to the corner of 113-116. The first edition of Schiller&#39;s influential novel with the additions by Follenius. A sensation at the time, The Ghost-Seer is a cautionary novel of plots, obscure secrets, Jesuits and the occult. Though never completed, it nonetheless hit a nerve with Germans struggling with institutions that were failing to keep pace with the intellectual progress of the time - it sparked an avalanche of imitators from Wieland&#39;s Peregrinum Proteus to Grosse&#39;s The Genius. Schiller&#39;s version was published in 1789, the first German edition with the additions by Follenius was 1798. The first English edition was 1795 - this edition includes some, but not all, of Follenius&#39;s substantial additions to the original. With the plate of secret writing facing page 215. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041298. .

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        An Account of an Embassy to the Kingdom of Ava,

      London: G. and W. Nichol, and J. Wright,, 1800. Sent by the Governor-General of India in the Year 1795. Quarto (289 ×230 mm). Contemporary diced russia, title gilt to the spine, single fillet gilt panel to the boards framing a foliate roll in blind, single line edge-roll, edges sprinkled brown, marbled endpapers, double fillet to the turn-ins. 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. Half-title bound in. Spine a little sunned and mottled, very lightly rubbed on the joints, some off-setting from the plates, but overall a very good copy in excellent, unrestored contemporary condition. 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&#39;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&#39;s suspicions of the British." When Hiram Cox, the first British ambassador to be sent to Burma under the terms of Symes&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s insularity and suspicions of outsiders, and he reckoned that misunderstandings would frequently punctuate diplomatic relations&#133; 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&#39;s retreat from Corunna. Later armorial bookplate of Charles Arthur Wynne Finch to the front pastedown.

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

      London: R. Faulder and J. Egerton, Printed by C. Clarke, 1800. First edition. Leather_bound. Very Good. Handsomely bound in modern oxblood crushed quarter morocco over marbled boards, with silver titles on spine, and sprinkled text-block edges. Complete (including half-title), i-xvi + 254 pages + errata leaf, twenty-one aquatint plates. Covers and binding are in fine condition. Pages very good overall, slightly yellowed, first several pages have slight rippling and some light fox-spots. Some offsetting from plates as the original lacked plate-guards. Samuel Ireland was a notable engraver and famously the victim of the Shakespeare forgeries of his son, W. H. Ireland. Overall a very attractive copy.

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

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        The Oblique-Leaved Begonia

      London: July 1st., 1800. Hand-coloured and colour-printed aquatint, stipple and line engraving by Caldwell. 22 x 16 9/16 inches. The most strikingly beautiful flower plates ever to be printed in England. "Begonias as we see them in glasshouse and garden today are a modern development unknown in Thornton&#39;s time, when a few species had been introduced to Europe. The particular species he chose for this picture, Begonia nitidia [Dryander], had not long been brought in from Jamaica by Sir Joseph Banks. Regarded as a fine plant then, there was as yet no hint of the important part it was to play one hundred years later in the breeding of the modern small-flowered bedding begonias, Begonis semperflorens. Historically, this picture is of interest as showing a basic species almost at the time it was originally introduced. It is itself an attractive plant with a smooth shiny stem and large glossy green leaves. The way its parts shine, reflecting what light there is, is such an outstanding characteristic of the plant that it provided part of its botanical name: the epithet nitidia means `shining&#39;. That characteristic was superbly captured by the painter Philip Reinagle... and skilfully reproduced by the engraver Caldwell... It is one of Thornton&#39;s most attractive and beautiful plates." (Ronald King. The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton. 1981, p.76). Thornton&#39;s Temple of Flora is the greatest English colour-plate flower book. "...[Thornton] inherited a competent fortune and trained as a doctor. He appears to have had considerable success in practice and was appointed both physician to the Marylebone Dispensary and lecturer in medical botany at Guy&#39;s and St. Thomas&#39;s hospitals. But quite early in his career he embarked on his... great work. What Redouté produced under the patronage of L&#39;Héritier, Marie Antoinette, the Empress Josephine, Charles X and the Duchesse de Berry, Thornton set out to do alone... Numerous important artists were engaged... twenty-eight paintings of flowers commissioned from Abraham Pether, known as `Moonlight Pether&#39;, Philip Reinagle, ... Sydenham Edwards, and Peter Henderson... The result... involved Thornton in desperate financial straits.... In an attempt to extricate himself he organized the Royal Botanic Lottery, under the patronage of the Prince Regent... it is easy to raise one&#39;s eyebrows at Thornton&#39;s unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing... But he produced... one of the loveliest books in the world" (Alan Thomas Great Books and Book Collecting, pp.142-144). Single state (with minor variations) of this plate from the Temple of Flora. "A very fine plate... with the begonias actually all printed in colour in the early impressions... Minor variations in state only. The mountains which start in pure aquatint are later strengthened with oblique lines, while the horizon is sharper. Later still, the large white cloud at the top right became reduced in size from 1-1 ½ inches to less than ½ inch.. [however, the cloud resumed it former size in the latest impressions.] " (Handasyde Buchanan. Thornton&#39;s Temple of Flora, 1951, p.17).

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