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        Scotland Drawn and Engrav'd from a Series of Angles and Astronomical Observations. Published According to Act of Parliament with Improvements till 1800

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

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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 and fifty Figures and Descriptions

      London: Bensley T, 1800. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine. London, printed for the author by T. Bensley, 1800. 4to. With descriptive text, and 57 delightful hand-coloured engravings by the author (with tissue guards). Rebound (1980s) to the highest standards of craftsmanship by J. Henderson of York. Full black leather. Gilt lining to board edges. Raised bands to spine. Elaborate and appropriate gilt decoration to spine. Gilt label. Endpapers in appropriate period marbled paper. Gilt decoration to turn-ins. The plates are wonderfully bright. The contents are clean and free from foxing, although some tissue guards are foxed. All edges marbled originally. A beautiful book Bound to match Donovans¿s Insects of China which I am also listing

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        [Nina] [La pazza per amore; ou, la folle par amour... Représenté sur le Théâtre de l'Opéra buffa]. [Full score]

      Paris: Pleyel. [ca. 1800]. Folio. Early half ivory vellum with marbled boards, octagonal cut paper label to upper with titling in manuscript. 273, [i] (blank) pp. Text in Italian only. "With à Mr. Nerbonne" in contemporary manuscrip to title label and free front endpaper; manuscript note in pencil to p. 87 regarding a performance in 1839. & & Binding slightly worn and bumped; minor abrasions to boards. Lacking title; some light browning; light staining to lower blank margins throughout; small portion of corners of two leaves torn away not affecting printed area; 19th century collection stamp to several leaves. Quite a good, crisp copy, despite defects. . First Edition, ?unrecorded issue. The one-act version, with Italian text only, corresponding to Robinson variant 6 (p. 453). Not in BUC, Lesure or RISM (but see P394 for issue carrying plate number 577). & & Nina was first performed at S Leucio, Caserta, on June 25, 1789.

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        A Dictionary of the Norman or Old French Language; Collected From

      1800. Kelham, Robert [1717-1808]. A Dictionary of the Norman or Old French Language; Collected From Such Acts of Parliament, Parliament Rolls, Journals, Acts of State, Records, Law Books, Antient Historians, And Manuscripts, As Relate to this Nation. Calculated To Illustrate the Rights and Customs of Former Ages, The Forms of Laws and Jurisprudence, The Names of Dignities and Offices, of Persons and Places; And to Render the Reading of Those Records, More Easy; As Well as Restore the True Sense and Meaning of Many Words, hitherto deemed quite obscure or Mistranslated. To Which are Added The Laws of William the Conqueror, with Notes and References. London: Printed for W. Clarke, and Sons, n.d. [c.1808]. Two volumes in one, each with title page and individual pagination. vii, 259, [1]; xii, 88 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary calf, blind frames to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Some rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends, joints starting at ends, hinges cracked but secure. Armorial bookplate (of R. Townley Parker, 1858) to front pastedown, another (of Reginald Arthur Tatton) to front free endpaper. Toning, light foxing to a few leaves, internally clean. * Second edition. This pioneering work was not superseded until the twentieth century. In 1843 it was reprinted and appended to Bouvier's Law Dictionary. The second part containing the laws of William the Conqueror is printed in three columns containing the text in Norman, Latin translations by a Dr. Wilkins and English translations by Kelham. "Though far from complete, it is the best work of the Kind" (Marvin). The ESTC locates 6 copies in the British Isles, 9 in North America; it notes: "Maxted says the 'W. Clarke and Sons' imprint begins from 1802; but title page looks [1800?]." Marvin, Legal Bibliography (1847) 435. This edition not in Sweet & Maxwell.

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        Pliego impreso-manuscrito fechado en Madrid a 21 de Diciembre de 1800. Firma autógrafa: "J[o] La Duquesa de Alba".

      Ms. diciembre de 1800 - Un pliego de dos hojas, 31,5x22 cm. La primera hoja (recto) impresa con encabezamiento en mayúsculas, letra capital xilográfica, y texto tipográfico, el verso y el recto de la segunda, texto manuscrito, al final firma autógrafa y sello de placa de los duques. Perfecto estado de conservación. Preciosa y rara firma autógrafa de la Duquesa de Alba, que fue inmortalizada por Francisco de Goya. Escrita con una caligrafía pequeña, pero bella y delicada, como corresponde a esta figura tan controvertida. El documento recoge los nombramientos de nuevos regidores para la villa de Loeches.

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        Gazette de Leyde 1784 (du vendredi 2 janvier 1784 au 16 septembre 1800)

      

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        THE INFANT'S LIBRARY (vols 1-15 Complete) Plus A SHORT HISTORY OF ENGLAND (Together 16 Vols.)

      London: John Marshall, 1800. No date but c. 1800. A very good set of these charming miniature children's book each approx. 46mm x 57mm; engraved plates/woodcut illustrations to each volume. Most volumes in very good original condition with clean interiors. All in original different coloured boards with title labels to the upper and lower boards, with the exception of vols. 1, 6 and The History, these neatly re-cased in matching boards but retaining the original title labels to the upper boards; vol. 3 lacking the first leaf but dedication present; vol. 2 lacking lower boards; vols. 3, 9, 13 with some later stitching; vol. 15 with an old replacement cloth spine and missing title label to the upper board, but lower label present. Otherwise with a little general wear and rubbing, spine coverings to a few volumes chipped or partially missing, several volumes shaken, light marking/staining to the odd page. Given the ephemeral nature of these books, particulary considering the juvenile readership, these copies are well preserved; complete set are scarce and seldom offered. (Bibliographic note: "The infant's library was published in around 1800. It was one of the earliest of the nineteenth-century collections of miniature books to be aimed specifically at children, and came [also] in its own custom-made wooden bookcase...The collection comprises 16 volumes, each measuring approximately 6x4.5 cm and comprising one stitched gathering of either 32 or 64 pages. Each volume is bound in a different coloured paper, with a cut-out ornamental label on both front and back. The covers are not consistent within different extant copies of the collection; it seems that the binder simply used the nearest colour and label to hand for any particular volume. All but 2 of the volumes are illustrated throughout, with woodcuts and engravings facing the descriptive text. The first 15 volumes are numbered and cover various subjects suitable for young readers, including the alphabet; a reading book dividing words into syllables; games for girls and games for boys; flowers; animals; buildings; domestic objects; and various volumes of oudoor scenes (a farmer, a man leading a horse, a windmill and many more). The final volume is entitled A short history of England for the Infant's library, and is in fact a summary account of the rulers of England from 1066 until the time of publication, finishing with "Our present most gracious sovereign George III and his amiable consort Queen Charlotte". The texts are anonymous, as was often the case with works for children written by otherwise well-known authors, perhaps to protect their reputations. The author does present him (or her-) self in the introduction to vol. 3: "To ---. My dear, These little volumes I dedicate to you, as they were principally intended for your amusement, and when you are acquainted with the source from whence they came, you will know how very dear you are to The Author"...The volumes were advertised in 1801 in copies of the Juvenile Child's Library, a journal issued by Marshall, at six shillings for the complete set, but could also be purchased individually...Other editions of the Library survive from 1819, 1821 and 1830 (although Cambridge University Library holds only the first edition), and there were also versions produced with French, German and Latin texts; only one copy of the Latin is known." Notes taken from The University of Cambridge website. The later editions were reset and the woodcut illustrations often hand-coloured] . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 32mo.

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        Book of Plates of the United States

      Germany, 1800 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of 65 plates depicting the early United States. Bound in quarter cloth with loose tissueguards inserted. Unpaginated numbered plates, bound out of order. Without title page or wraps. In German. Includes an early plan of New York, a prison plan, indigenous peoples, the town hall of Philadelphia, Franklin's institute, Hospital of Pensylvania, Bank of Stephen Gerard,first Quaker church in Philadelphia, University of Virginia, Niagra falls, scenes of natural beauty, museum of philadelphia, St. Paul's Chapel New York, monument of Bunker hill, the white house, first baptist church of America, Willaim Johnson's house, New York City Hall, Mississippi River, St. Paul's Episcopal church,Washinton's tomb, Capitol of Washington, University of Philadelphia, among others. Condition: The binding is firm. Thereare handling marks, edgewear and a closed tear to the external pages. Internally the pages are bright with intermittent foxing, a few tidemarks, and some handling marks. The corners of the first and last fewpages are curled. Overall the condition is very good..

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        LEOPOLD, CARL GUSTAF (af).

      Samlade skrifter. I-III. Sthlm, C. Deleen och J. G. Forsgren, 1800-02. 8:o. (28),338,(2) + (2),428,(4) + (10),223,(1 blank,2),225-477,(1 blank,1) s. Med grav. titelvinjetter. Tre samtida ngt nötta hfrbd med rikt guldornerade ryggar, tegelröda titel- och runda gröna nummeretiketter i glättad papp samt gula snitt. Ett fåtal småfläckar. Titelbladet till del I med några små bläckfläckar och en fläck i övre marginalen på s. 87 i del II. Liten lagning i nedre marginalen på titelbladet i del III. Med Ottiljanna Christina Cimmerdahls och E. M. Waldenströms namnteckningar.. Klemming Sveriges dramatiska litteratur s. 151 för "Oden" i del I, s. 159 för "Supliken" och s. 185 för "Virginia", båda i del III. En andra omarbetad upplaga utkom 1814-16 och utvidgades med ytterligare tre delar 1831-33. Versionen med utbytesbladet med texten "Den falska!" på s. 61 i del I. Med den tryckta dedikationen till Gustav IV Adolf i den ovanliga varianten: "För eder majestäts fötter nedlägges i djupaste underdånighet samlingen af mina svaga skrifter." (Se "Nordisk tidskrift för bok- och biblioteksväsen" 1920, s. 87)

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        1-4.

      Stockholm, hos H. Nordström junior, 1800-01. 8:o. Grav. titelblad,+ (16),+ 378,+ (13); grav. titelblad,+ (4),+ 382,+ (17); grav. titelblad,+ (6),+ 382,+ (22); grav. titelblad,+ (2),+ 387,+ (13) s. De graverade titelbladen med vinjetter. Fjärde delen saknar smutstitelbladet. Andra till fjärde delen med lätta lagerfläckar, fläck s. 137-138 i första delen och s. 240-241 i andra. Något nötta samtida hfrbd, guldornerade ryggar med röda resp. gröna titel- och deltiteletiketter, gula snitt. Fyra volymer. Ur Matthias Floderus bibliotek, med hans namnteckning, daterad Rasbo 1813 (tyvärr raderad i första och andra delen), samt med Arne Biörnstads namnteckning. Setterwall 5968. Första delen översattes till tyska 1803. Trevlig proveniens. Matthias Floderus (1766-1822) var son till professorn i Grekiska, Johannes Floderus. Han blev docent i grekiska 1789 och adjunkt i grekiska och hebreiska 1790. Han prästvigdes 1791 och blev 1797 kyrkoherde i Rasbo och Kil i ärkestiftet och prost 1799. Han blev teologie doktor 1809 och var historiograf vid K. M:ts orden 1812. Han hade stort litterärt umgänge och korresponderade bl.a. med Gjörwell

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        Set of letter blocks

      England,: circa 1800-, 1850.. Alphabet set of 179 pieces of bone, each approx. 15 x 18 mm., letters incised and filled in with black ink by hand; original cedar box with 18 internal compartments and a sliding lid, 256 x 153 mm.; the set in fine, original condition. A fine, early alphabet set, consisting of rectangular bone letter tiles in a well made wooden box; used in education and for drawing-room word games.

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        STAMPA DIE OBERE ODER NÖRDLICHE HALBKUGEL DER ERDE / DIE UNTERE ODER SÜDLICHE HALBKUGEL DER ERDE

      VIENNA, SCHRAEMBL, 1800Grandiosa coppia di incisioni originali eseguite su matrice di rame, colorate all'acquerello d'epoca lungo i confini; titoli e scale metriche extra-immagini ai bordi superiore e inferiore. Le due rare mappe rappresentano rispettivamente il Polo Nord e il Polo Sud con raffigurazione dei territori estesi fino all'Equatore. Schrambl, fu importante cartografo austriaco che collaborò con Von Reilly, il più rinomato tra i cartografi del suo paese. Pubblicò a partire dal 1786 l' Allgemeiner Grosser Atlas che terminò nel 1800 con più di 200 carte al suo interno. Opera monumentale e di grande valore geografico, essendosi avvalsa esclusivamente delle più recenti scoperte geografiche successive Cook, per il suo alto costo di produzione ne fu limitata molto molto la tiratura e quindi la diffusione, rendendo le carte che la compongono molto rare a trovarsi sul mercato. Esemplari in perfette condizioni dagli ampi margini inferiori e superiori, volendo, si possono unire a formare una sola carta dei due poli.

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        Lyrical Ballads,

      London: for T. N. Longman and O. Rees, by Biggs and Co. Bristol,, 1800. with Other Poems. In two volumes. 2 volumes, octavo (157 × 96 mm). Early 19th-century purple straight-grain morocco, spines gilt-lettered direct, raised bands, elaborately blind in compartments; sides with two line gilt fillet enclosing elaborate blind decorative roll, sprinkled endpapers, gilt edges. Gathering D , vol. 2, foxed, else clean and fresh, a very good copy in a handsome early binding. First complete edition of the foundational publication of the Romantic movement, comprising the second edition of vol. 1 and the first of vol. 2. The first volume had first been published in 1798 in Bristol (the first issue known only in 15 surviving copies). This 1800 edition (though actually published in January 1801) is almost doubled in size and is the first to contain Wordsworth's famous preface, or manifesto, with its definition of poetry as "the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings … emotion recollected in tranquillity". The 1800 edition marked Wordsworth's greater self-confidence, though still acknowledging Coleridge's contribution of such poems as "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", though that poem is here cleaned of some of its archaisms and tucked in towards the end of the volume, just before "Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey". The second volume is the first issue, with the original setting of p. 210 (O1v).

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        Dictionnaire universel de la Geographie commerçante, Contenant tout ce qui a raport à la situation et à l'étendue de chaque Etat commerçant; aux productions de l'Agriculture, et au commerce qui s'en fait; aux Manufactures, Pêches, Mines, et au commerce qui se fait de leurs produits; aux Lois, Usages, tribunaux et administrations du commerce; au Roulage, à la Navigation; aux Banques, Compagnies de commerce, Poids, Mesures et Monnaies; au Commerce d'exportation et d'importation, au Change, à la Balance du Commerce, aux Colonies, etc.

      Paris: Printed by Testu for Blanchon, [1799-1800] - 5 volumes bound in 6, Quarto (257 x 202 mm). Contemporary tree calf, covers with a gilt roll border, spines decorated gilt in compartments, with red and green labels. Joints rubbed and cracked in places, some surface wear and worm damage to covers and corners, minor chipping to some spine ends. Evidence of marginal dampstaining to the final hundred pages of volume two and the first hundred pages of volume three. Withal a very good set. With three folding tables and numerous statistical tables within the text. First edition of this monumental work, "an important link in the long chain of economic or semi-economic dictionaries" (Schumpeter), which was originally projected by Peuchet's friend, the Abbé Andre Morellet. In 1769 Morellet published his Prospectus d'un nouveau dictionnaire de commerce, containing a 34-page supplement, the catalogue of Morellet's own library, which "has generally been considered the first bibliography of economic literature" (Carpenter, An Exploration in bibliographies of economics, p. 2). Morellet's planned dictionary never appeared, but Peuchet made substantial use of his notes, and thus this work may be considered a joint venture with Morellet. McCulloch notes that "there can be no doubt, had the projected Dictionary made its appearance, that it would have been infinitely superior to that of Savary, or any other that had then been published. Morellet continued to occupy himself with this gigantic enterprise down to the Revolution, when he was compelled finally to abandon it" (The Literature of political economy, p. 62). McCulloch was clearly unaware of Peuchet's Dictionnaire, since neither his Literature, nor his own library catalogue makes mention of it. Goldsmiths' 17604; Kress B.3958; Schumpeter, p. 138; not in Einaudi or Menger. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Neueste Karte von der Stadt Wien mit der umliegenden Gegend von 8 Deutschen Meilen

      Johann Cappi s.d. (circa 1800) carta incisa in rame, a colori, cm. 83 x 63, in 16 sezioni montate su tela, cofanetto coevo con titoli al dorso, macchia alla base del cofanetto disegnata e incisa da F.T. Muller

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

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

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        Mavor`s Spelling-Book. Arranged for the Use of Preparatory Schools

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

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

      William Faden, London 1800 - Beautiful and rare map of India and part of Ceylon. In high detail showing geographical features and prominent roads. Delineates political boundaries. Minor aging along edges. Map in two sheets. Engraving with original hand coloring. Each image measures 19.5" x 32".

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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. '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.' Kentucky had been admitted to the Union in the previous year. NUC records only this collation. Scarce in original binding.

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        The Effects of Youthful Extravagance & Idleness; The Fruits of early Industry & Oeconomy

      London: 25 March 1800. A pair of colour printed stipple engravings. Image size: 23 1/8 x 18 3/4 inches. 26 1/2 x 21 3/4 inches approx. A fine pair of colour printed stipple engravings by George Morland, the master of English genre painting. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England's most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. Morland was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. Morland is considered a master of genre, his beautiful paintings depict with insightful subtlety the tender side of English country life. The subjects of this pair of very fine prints find echoes in a number of earlier works, most notably William Hogarth's series titled 'The Idle...' and 'The Industrious Apprentice'. The present pair are specifically described by Samuel Collings' verses which appear with the title beneath each image.

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        The Fruits of early Industry & Oeconomy; Industry and Oeconomy

      London: 25 March 1800. Stipple engravings. Image size: 23 1/8 x 18 3/4 inches. 26 5/8 x 21 inches approx. A beautiful pair of stipple engravings by George Morland conveying the concept that dedication and industry provide reward and happiness. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England's most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. Morland was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. Morland is considered a master of genre, his beautiful paintings depict with insightful subtly the tender side of English country life. Singleton's work was extremely popular during his lifetime, and the present image certainly shows that he merited that popularity. The original was probably produced as a commission from Darcis as Singleton is known to have come to specialise in works that were intended as artwork for engravers. The subjects of this pair of very fine prints find echoes in a number of earlier works, most notably William Hogarth's series titled 'The Industrious Apprentice'. The present pair are specifically described by Samuel Collings' verses which appear with the title beneath each image.

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        Fox Hunting, Going Out

      London: Published by E. Bell, No. 45 Islington Road near Sadlers Wells, March 1, 1800. Mezzotint. Printed on laid paper. In good condition with the exception of some creasing and foxing in the margins outside the image. Trimmed just outside the platemark on all sides. A number of small tears on the edges of the sheet. Image size: 20 x 25 3/4 inches. 21 5/8 x 26 7/8 inches. 21 7/8 x 27 1/8 inches. This lovely image is the first plate in a set of four hunting mezzotints engraved by Edward Bell after paintings by George Morland. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England's most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. Morland was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. Morland is considered a master of genre, his beautiful paintings depict with insightful subtlety the tender side of English country life. This beautiful print is the first plate in a set of four mezzotints engraved by Edward Bell in the spring of 1800. Primarily a genre painter, Morland only produced a few sporting paintings during his career and this beautiful set is considered some of his best work. The image depicts the moment before the hunt; the riders have gathered in front of a local farmhouse before they proceed with the chase. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p. 190

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        EARLY 19th CENTURY JUVENILE / INTERMEDIATE PLAYER SHEET MUSIC BOOK. Hand- written Index States the Inclusion of 43 Pieces (or Sets) of Music. Volume Includes Arrangements of Well-Known pieces such as Mozart's "Masquerade Minuet" (Don Giovanni), C. E. Horn's Version of "Cherry Ripe", J. B. Cramer's Arrangement of "Rousseau's Dream", and "Serenaders Quadrilles" (Selections from Weber's Opera Der Freyschutz) arranged by G. A. Hodson.

      Various: E. McCullagh (1 Royal Arcade), F. Rhames (16 Exchange Street), W. Power (4 Westmorland Street), Mac Lean's (10 Bachelor's Walk) / Messrs. Phipps & Co. (No. 25 Dulce Street Grosvenor Square), Chappell & Co. (50 or 124 New Bond Street), (n d), Dublin / London: - Some lithographic images to sheet music title pages, & some engraved designs to title leaves. This title bound with 42 other pieces of sheet music: Tavistock Books' Inventory ID Nos. 38309 - 38351. Price is for volume containing all 43 pieces. Handwritten 'Contents' to front of volume. Rubbing and wear to boards and edges, light chipping to spine. Few tears and chips to textblock, along with one ink stain and a few ink scribbles to blank versos of sheet music. Some pieces are stamped (below the final bar of last line) with music seller/ warehouse label. A VG example. Half-bound brown leather spine with marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt lyres stamped five times between gilt rules to spine. Rubbing and wear to boards and edges, light chipping to spine. Complete gutter break after title leaf of "Slow & Quick Marches.", resulting in last two pieces detached from text block. A Good - VG item. 12-3/4" x 9-1/4". 1st edition thus. [Pieces ca 1800-1830]. Unpaginated. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EARLY 19th CENTURY JUVENILE / INTERMEDIATE PLAYER SHEET MUSIC BOOK. Hand-written Index States the Inclusion of 43 Pieces (or Sets) of Music. Volume Includes Arrangements of Well-Known pieces such as Mozart's "Masquerade Minuet" (Don Giovanni), C. E. Horn's Version of "Cherry Ripe", J. B. Cramer's Arrangement of "Rousseau's Dream", and "Serenaders Quadrilles" (Selections from Weber's Opera Der Freyschutz) arranged by G. A. Hodson

      Dublin / London:: Various: E. McCullagh (1 Royal Arcade), F. Rhames (16 Exchange Street), W. Power (4 Westmorland Street), Mac Lean's (10 Bachelor's Walk) / Messrs. Phipps & Co. (No. 25 Dulce Street Grosvenor Square), Chappell & Co. (50 or 124 New Bond Street),. (n. d.).. 12-3/4" x 9-1/4". 1st edition thus. [Pieces ca 1800-1830]. Unpaginated.. Half-bound brown leather spine with marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt lyres stamped five times between gilt rules to spine. Rubbing and wear to boards and edges, light chipping to spine. Complete gutter break after title leaf of "Slow & Quick Marches.", resulting in last two pieces detached from text block. A Good - VG item.. Rubbing and wear to boards and edges, light chipping to spine. Few. tears and chips to textblock, along with one ink stain and a few ink. scribbles to blank versos of sheet music. Some pieces are stamped. (below the final bar of last line) with music seller/ warehouse. label. A VG example.. This title bound with 42 other pieces of sheet music: Tavistock Books' Inventory ID Nos. 38309 - 38351. Price is for volume containing all 43 pieces. Handwritten 'Contents' to front of volume. . Some lithographic images to sheet music title pages, & some engraved designs to title leaves.

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        EARLY 19th CENTURY JUVENILE / INTERMEDIATE PLAYER SHEET MUSIC BOOK. Hand-written Index States the Inclusion of 43 Pieces (or Sets) of Music. Volume Includes Arrangements of Well-Known pieces such as Mozart's "Masquerade Minuet" (Don Giovanni), C. E. Horn's Version of "Cherry Ripe", J. B. Cramer's Arrangement of "Rousseau's Dream", and "Serenaders Quadrilles" (Selections from Weber's Opera Der Freyschutz) arranged by G. A. Hodson

      Various: E. McCullagh 1 Royal Arcade F. Rhames 16 Exchange Street W. Power 4 Westmorland Street Mac Lean's 10 Bach Dublin / London:: Various: E. McCullagh (1 Royal Arcade), F. Rhames (16 Exchange Street), W. Power (4 Westmorland Street), Mac Lean's (10 Bachelor's Walk) / Messrs. Phipps & Co. (No. 25 Dulce Street Grosvenor Square), Chappell & Co. (50 or 124 New Bond Street),. (n. d.).. 12-3/4" x 9-1/4". 1st edition thus. [Pieces ca 1800-1830]. Unpaginated.. Half-bound brown leather spine with marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt lyres stamped five times between gilt rules to spine. Rubbing and wear to boards and edges, light chipping to spine. Complete gutter break after title leaf of "Slow & Quick Marches.", resulting in last two pieces detached from text block. A Good - VG item.. Rubbing and wear to boards and edges, light chipping to spine. Few. tears and chips to textblock, along with one ink stain and a few ink. scribbles to blank versos of sheet music. Some pieces are stamped. (below the final bar of last line) with music seller/ warehouse. label. A VG example.. This title bound with 42 other pieces of sheet music: Tavistock Books' Inventory ID Nos. 38309 - 38351. Price is for volume containing all 43 pieces. Handwritten 'Contents' to front of volume. . Some lithographic images to sheet music title pages, & some engraved designs to title leaves.

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        RICHARDSON'S THEATRE...WHEN WILL BE PERFORMED A NEW ASIATIC MELO DRAME, CALLED THE AFRICANS OR, THE DESOLATE ISLAND...[caption title]

      London: Hughes, [nd, likely ca. 1800].. Broadside, 10 x 7 inches. Printed on blue tinted paper, mounted onto a large later sheet. Near fine. Expertly matted, and protected with mylar sheet. An engaging broadside for a theatre performance centered around a drama called "The Africans." The scenery for the play is taken from the work of the intrepid British explorer, Mungo Park, and features views of the African coast and interior, "Omai's Cave," and warrior huts. The characters include Omai (an African Chief, evidently confusing him with the famed Omai from the South Seas), warriors named Wahedooa, Tongataboo, Tiaiarboo, and Kiahiargo, and a Princess named Terapo. The bill promises an evening in which "the retributive hand of Providence will manifest its abhorrence of Vice; and Virtue and Constancy eventually triumphant." A pantomime called "Harlequin Traveller; or a Trip Round the World" would also be performed, the whole evening culminating with a grand panoramic view of the Rock of Gibraltar.

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        Italy with the Addition of The Southern Parts of Germany as far as Pettau in Stiria; Murlakia, Dalmatia, The Adjacent Countries and All The Illyric Islands

      London, 1800. unbound. Map on two sheets. Engraving with original hand coloring. Each image measures 24 3/4" x 42 1/2". This large and detailed map of Italy includes the main peninsula, as well as Siciily, Sardinia, Corsica, Malta, Dalmatia, Croatia and the Adriatic. It was printed on 4 sheets, joined 2 by 2. Major roads, towns, rivers, lakes, islands, ports, harbors and topographical features are all labeled. The map is on two sheets, with the top half extending from southern Germany to Puglia. In the text below the title, Faden and Delarochette acknowledge D'Anville's 1743 map of Italy as an important predecessor. A key at the left explains the coloring and labeling system. It also includes some geographical information about French, Italian, and other holdings in the region. The bottom half of the map includes Malta, Sicily, and Sardinia, as well as 7 international scales and a key of labeling conventions for roads.Louis Stanislaw d'Arcy Delarochette (1731 - 1802) was a British cartographer and engraver based in late 18th century London. He produced maps in conjunction with various other contemporary British cartographers, such as William Faden (1750 - 1836), also an 18th century English cartographer and publisher. Faden is best known for his important publication of the North American Atlas, which covered a region of particular interest to him. This map is a fruitful result of their collaboration.

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        [Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule] Leopold Mozarts Hochfürstl. Salzburgisch Vice-Kapellmeisters grünliche Violinschule, mit vier Kupfertaflen und einer Tabelle. Vierte vermehrte Auflage

      Augsburg, gedruckt und zu finde ben Johan Jacob Lotter und Sohn, Buchbrucker und Musickalien Verleger, 1800. Small 4to, pp. [vi], 268 [269 - 276 index], engraved frontispiece, three full-page engraved plates, folding engraved plate of music at end, contemporary marbled boards, paper label on spine; repairs to folding plate, engraved frontispiece rather faint, but other plates fine, occasional spotting and staining, but otherwise a very good copy. Leopold Mozart (1719 - 1787) published this in a propitious year for music and music-lovers, 1756, the year of his son's birth. It was republished several times (a second edition appeared in 1770, a third in 1787, and a further edition in 1791), translated into other languages, and became a standard text on the subject of violin playing. In a paper published by the American Mozart Society, Thomas Irvine argues that, "Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule (1756) is more than a mirror of eighteenth-century violin playing. In this paper I will argue that Mozart's Versuch documents a struggle between two competing models of musical communication, one based on a general semiotics of affect and another based on specific individual responses to music. The conflict between the two is the conflict between rationalist, systematic thinking and what Panajotis Kondylis has called the eighteenth century's 'rehabilitation of the sensual.'" RISM B/VI/2 p. 601.

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        A Poetic Survey Round Birmingham; with a Brief Description of the Different Curiosities and Manufactories of the Place. Intended as a Guide to Strangers.

      Birmingham, J. Bisset, 1800.. Hardback, 226mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, vi prelims, 122pp. Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Book in good condition given age in tight and likely latter-day binding - surely by Davis of Birmingham whose small sticker is on inner front board. Spine and boards a little bumped but overall clean. Block is generally a little darkened and grubby from handling with occasional pencil marks and some staining particularly on blank pages opposite plates in middle of book. Published by the author and printed for him by Swinney and Hawkins of Birmingham, this is a marvellous snapshot of business life in the still-new industrial metropolis of Birmingham in 1800, consisting of visual advertisements for subscribing local businesses, a poetic praise of Birmingham by Bisset and an index. Catalogue: Antiquarian and Collectable. Keywords: Birmingham, industry, 1800, Bisset This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.

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        The Holy Bible: The Old Testament Embellished With Engravings, From Pictures and Designs by the Most Eminent English Artists (Vols. I-V); The New Testament Embellished With Engravings, , From Pictures and Designs by the Most Eminent English Artists (Vols. VI & VII). 7-vol. set

      Printed for Thomas Macklin by Thomas Bensley, London 1800 - Incomplete, lacking 13 full-page engravings. Elephant folio (18 1/2" x 15"). Original gilt-stamped blue morocco, with gold lettering on spines. Bindings professionally restored. Raised bands. All edges gilt. Dentelles. Several ribbon markers in each volume. Engraved frontispiece. Engraved allegorical head- and tailpieces. Two years after beginning the "Poet's Gallery," Thomas Macklin undertook to publish this stunning illustrated folio Bible in order to promote "'the glory of the English school' of painting and engraving and 'the interest of our Holy Religion.'" A new typeface and a new kind of paper were designed for the work. Preliminary matter includes an engraved dedication leaf to the King (dated 1791), and a List of Subscribers (703 people signed the subscription list, including George III). Text printed in very large type; double columns, with 29 lines to the full column. This Holy Bible is illustrated with 57 (of 70) splendid full-page copper engravings after Fuseli, Reynolds, West, and other renowned artists, as well as 113 engraved head- and tailpieces. The sumptuous illustrations were designed by Britain’s greatest painters, all from the Royal Academy of Arts, and executed by the foremost engravers of the time, including James Heath, James Fitler, William Bromley, Francesco Bartolozzi, and John Landseer. (Dimension of each plate: 18" x 14 1/2"; dimension of each image: 12 1/4" x 9 1/4"). The numerous allegorical head- and tailpieces by Philipp Jakob de Loutherbourg provide the reader with a virtual encyclopedia of Judeo-Christian iconography. Head and tail of spines expertly repaired. Engraved plates moderately foxed (mostly along margin). Offsetting on pages facing engravings. Sporadic foxing and browning throughout. Free front endpaper of first volume chipped at lower corner. Bindings in overall good+, interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BATALLA A ORILLAS DEL BIDASOA 1813. Planos de la batalla a orilas del Bidasoa. 1813 junto con Noticias de los Gefes, y Oficiales y Tropa de todas Armas que fueron muertos y heridos en la Batalla del 21 de Agosto a

      - Dibujo. Tinta y Lápiz. 3 hojas.Curiosos e interesante planos de la Batalla a orillas del Bidasoa en la Guerra contra Napoleón realizados en el siglo XIX. Junto con el resultado de víctimas sufridas en el combate. Guerra de la Independencia, San Sebastian. Año: 1800 Notas: Batallas enmarcadas en el asalto y destrucción de San Sebastian el 31 de agosto de 1813 por las tropas napoleónicas., Medidas: Plano 1. 210 x 317;Plano 2. 212 x 250;Hoja víctimas: 148 x 205 mm.

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        La Corbeille de Fruits

      Paris: Tessari et Co, [circa 1800]. Engravings, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Duthé, after 'Huet fils'. 12 1/8 x 14 1/2 inches. 16 1/2 x 21 3/4 inches. A beautifully composed image recalling the bounty that the Fall brings, after an original by one of the three sons of Jean- Baptistse Huet The beautifully observed wicker-work basket bulges with the fruits of the harvest, their weight has made the container unsteady and some of the contents have spilled out onto the slate shelf on which this veritable cornucopia rests. A snail and a hornet investigate: apples, pears, grapes, chestnuts, cherries, tomatoes, white currents and a pomegranate are all available. This highly decorative image is from an original by 'Huet fils' (i.e. 'Huet son'). This narrows the field to three artists, all members of the highly talented French family whose members were active between about 1740 and 1830. Jean-Baptiste Huet (1745-1811) had three sons, all of whom are possible candidates: Nicolas Huet II, born in 1770, who flourished as an artist between about 1788 and 1827, François Huet, born 1772 and died in London in 1813 and finally, Jean-Baptiste Huet II who was born in Paris on 29 December 1772. Because of the use of 'fils' Jean-Baptiste the second is the most likely candidate. Until his father's death the easiest way to differentiate the two artists of the same name would have been to call the younger 'the son'.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Wittenberg, 7. XII. 1800. - 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. Fine letter of the "father of acoustics" to his publisher Breitkopf & Härtel concerning two articles for the periodical "Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung" ("General music journal"), one of which is a review of Dalberg's work which was published in this year. His review, Chladni demands, shall be printed beyond his name; however, he was not successful for it was printed anonymously (vol. III, 1801, col. 196-200). - The second article (which was in fact "Ueber die wahre Ursache des Consonirens und Dissonirens") can be divided into two parts due to his lenght (col. 337-343 and 353-359). Moreover, he promises to send his review of Grétrys "Versuche über die Musik" ("Experiments in music"). - Tiny folding, and somewhat browned. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Figures of British Land Birds, Engraved on wood by... To which are added, a few Foreign Birds, with their vulgar and scientific names

      Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Printed by S. Hodgson, for R. Beilby and T. Bewick, 1800. . Sole edition, 8vo, (ii), 133, (1) leaves, printed on rectos only. 250 wood engraved illustrations, being 131 figures of birds and 119 vignettes, modern bookplate of Nowell Peach. Uncut in modern quarter calf, black spine label. Reprinting just the illustrations from Bewick’s Land Birds, with the addition of 14 foreign birds. Sales were not encouraging, and no version of Water Birds in this format was forthcoming. Roscoe 16, variant A with the vignette to the final leaf not censored.

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        Pigott's New Hoyle;

      London - Printed for James Ridgway, 1800 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of Pigott's book on games. Bound in full calf leather. Scarce. Includes chapters on cricket, whist, cribbage, piquet, chess, back-gammon, billiards, draughts, faro, tennis, golf, hazard, connexions, cassino, all four, rouge et noir, put etc. Condition: The binding is loose with the text block split in places. The boards are attached by the cords only and may detach in the post despite due care given. There is significant wear to the extremities, including bumping and loss to the leather. Internally the pages are bright with the occasional spots. The front free endpaper is missingOverall the condition is good only..

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        A Survey of the Road from Buxadewar to Tassisudon in Bootan, and from Tassisudon to Teshoo Loomboo in Tibet

      London.: S. Turner.. 02-12- 1800.. Map, copper plate engraving, 20 1/2 x 8 inches on sheet 23 x 9 1/2 inches. Soft crease in upper right margin well outside image, short edge tear at upper edge over 1 1/2 inches from neat line, overall fine condition. This is "the first published map of present-day Bhutan based on an actual, if partial, survey of the newly discovered country...drawn by Samuel Davies 'and others', and included in the first published book on Bootan—Samuel Turner's Account of an Embassy to the Court of the Teshoo Lama in Tibet, containing a narrative of a journey through Bootan and part of Tibet (London, 1800)." (BHUTAN AND TIBET IN EUROPEAN CARTOGRAPHY (1597-1800) by Romolo Gandolfo on tibet dot org). A finely engraved map, showing the topography of the expedition's route, with settlements. .

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        VOYAGE DE NEARQUE, des Bouches de l’Indus jusqu’à l’Euphrate, où journal de l’expédition de la flotte d’Alexandre.

      - A Paris, de l’imprimerie de Crapelet, chez Maradan, libraire, An 8 (1800). 3 volumes in-8 plein veau marbré du temps, dos lisses ornés de roulettes et fleurons dorés, pièces de titres et tomaisons en maroquin vert, filets et dentelles dorés encadrant les plats, filets dorés sur les coupes, (XL+360),(ft+t+434),(ft+t+431pp). Tome 1: frontispice et 2 cartes dépliantes; tome 2: 3 cartes dépliantes et un tableau; tome 3: 2 cartes dépliantes."Récit du journal original de Néarque conservé par Arrien, à l’aide des éclaircissements puisés dans les écrits et relations des auteurs, géographes ou voyageurs, tant anciens que modernes; et contenant l’histoire de la première navigation que des Européens aient tentée dans la mer des Indes"; traduit de l’anglais par Billescocq.Très bel ensemble, parfaitement relié à l’époque, intérieur très blanc, excepté une mouillure vraiment marginale à un tome qui n’affecte en rien le texte, et quelques frottements très légers aux plats. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A View of The Origin and Conduct of the War with Tipoo Sultaun;

      London: printed by W. Bulmer and Co.[...] and sold by G. & W. Nicol , 1800. 4to, pp. xxiii, [i], 265, [i], clxxii + portrait frontispiece depicting Tipu Sultan, engraved by S.W. Reynolds after an Indian original; folding aquatint panorama of Seringapatam during the siege; copper engraved map of the Kingdom of Mysore with original hand colour (illustrating the 1799 territorial acquisitions by the British East India Company and other, Indian powers); 3 plans illustrating the order of battle, plan of attack and Seringapatam and environs; 2 folding letterpress tables. Light waterstaining at intervals, some age-toning of paper, trivial worming in appendix. Modern full calf, retaining nineteenth-century armorial bookplate of William Webb.

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

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

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

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

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        Observations of the Manners and Customs of the Egyptians,

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

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        THEATRUM POETARUM ANGLICANORUM: CONTAINING THE NAMES AND CHARACTERS OF ALL THE ENGLISH POETS

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

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

      London: Published by William Redmore Bigg, 2 August 1800, and 1 June 1800. A pair of mezzotints. (The Soldier's Widow) engraved by Richard Dunkarton, and (The Sailor's Orphans) engraved by William Ward. Both in good condition with the exception of small marginal tears. (The Soldier's Widow) has a skillfully repaired upper right corner. 18 x 23 3/8 inches. 21 3/4 x 26 3/4 inches. A pair of beautiful mezzotints after the sentimental genre paintings of William Redmore Bigg William Redmore Bigg was an excellent genre painter and extremely popular in his day. In subject and style Bigg echoed the work of his master Edward Penny, who also specialized in painting genre scenes with moral overtones. He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and the British Institution, and was a continued source of inspiration for contemporary engravers. His most successful scenes involve acts of charity and children. In the first image, nine schoolboys have gathered round a soldier's widow and child, older boys to one side and younger to the other. They have interrupted their cricket and kite flying, and having examined the soldier's sword are now in somber mood as they thoughtfully make a collection to give to the destitute family. In the second, a mother has brought her daughters and a group of their friends on a mission of mercy to the cottage of the sailor's mother and his three orphaned children. With tentative looks of compassion, they offer their gifts to the grieving family.

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        Wood-Cock Shooting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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