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        TOMMY TRUELOVE'S PRESENT; containing A Variety of Pictures, with suitable Verses and Applications, Moral and Entertaining.

      viii, (1), 10 - 42 2pp. book list. Pastedown wood-engraved frontispiece with verse beneath, and sixteen cuts within the text. Original Dutch floral wrappers. 10.x6.5 cm.Slight cropping to title of frontispiece; small pin hole running through blank margins; corner turned over on one leaf with the excess paper from an original production fault. Else a near fine copy of a rare book.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Reports from the Select Committee, appointed to inquire into the State of the Public Records of the Kingdom

      The two reports which began the monumental effort to publish England's public records, principally devoted to determining which records had survived and where they were; with twenty full page engravings, many folding, including Magna Carta. Calf-backed marbled boards, gilt, rubbed and showing some wear, but a very good copy. Printed by Luke Hansard, Great Turnstile, Lincolns-Inn Fields, London, 1800.

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        System Followed During the Last Two Years By the Board of Agriculture

      Printed for W. Miller, U.K., 1800. Second Edition. Signed by Author. Binding: Leather Binding. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. 'Further Illustrated With Dissertations on the Growth and Produce Of Sheep And Wool, As Well Spanish As English. Also , Observations Upon Laws. To Which are Added, Remarks On The Modes Of Culture And Implements Of Husbandry, Used In Portugal. And An Inquiry Into The Causes Of The Present Scarcity, And Means Proposed To Remedy It In Future. John Lord Somerville,' President of the Board of Agriculture, and founder of the Smithfield Club. This being the Corrected Second Edition, 300 pages, size 8.5 inches tall by 5.25 inches. Illustrated with tables & 8 fold out plates: Plough - showing 'movable mould-plate; Man+Bull & Knife (Removal of Horn?) Windmill (cloth not wooden sails); Portuguese Hoe; Ducket's Hoe x 4; Carter with Double Ox Cart; French Method of Yoking Oxen, 3 views; A One Ox Cart which by three Screw & Nuts a.a.a. changes to a Horse cart; . Book - in Good original leather binding with a black leather label and gilt lettering and gilt decoration to the spine - light marking and darkening to the brown leather binding, light bumping and rubbing to the extreme corners, usual cracking to hinges but binding & boards still tight. Contents, in original/contemporary endpapers, light browning to some pages, early previous owner's neat annotations to a couple of the pages, previous owner's bookplate with his coat of arms, otherwise clean, and tightly bound. DEDICATION TO THE FREE FRONT ENDPAPER 'W. MILLS 1ST MARCH 1801 THE GIFT OF THE AUTHOR'. An excellent copy of this important agricultural study, complete with it's beautifully executed plates. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 251-750 grams. Category: Farming & Rural Life; Antiquarian & Rare. Signed by Author. Inventory No: 001347.

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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        Femme du Gouggisberg prés de Berne (&) Paysan des environs de Berne.

      Original watercolour, Schweiz/Switzerland(?) c. 1800-1810. 22,5x28 cm. In fine condtion. Unframed.. Charming and most decorative picture of a Swiss peasant girl carying a chicken and a peasant in red waistcoat with detailed backgroun with a hamlet and green hills

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        PETITE GALERIE Dramatique ou recueil des differentes costumes d'acteurs des theâtres de la capitale. Volume 3.

      Martinet, Paris no date (c. 1800). 8vo. With 96 hand-coloured full-page engraved plates numbered 201-300. Two have double numbers (213-14 and 223-24) and two are double page engravings (255-56 and 261-62). No text leaves or titleleaves - just the plates. Bound in a contemporary red paper binding mounted on modern red cloth. The engravings are almost all stainless and without foxing - one plate (204) has a minor stain across. Bookplate on pastedown (the Danish scholar of theatre history Klaus Neiiendam).. Beautiful and lively engravings of theatre scenes in Paris in the early 19th century. They give an impression of not just the costumes but also the scenography

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        An album containing ten watercolour and gouache drawings of botanical arrangements

      [circa 1800]. Oblong folio. (9 1/2 x 12 7/8 inches). 10 original watercolour and gouache drawings on Chinese pith paper (each approx. 8 x 11 1/2 inches), most with small areas heightened with gum arabic, each tipped onto a backing sheet at each corner and bordered by strips of pale blue paper that are also tipped to the backing sheet (four with insignificant splits to the pith paper, as usual). Original gilt-patterned paper over pasteboard, green cloth ties. A lovely early album of fine Chinese flower paintings, in remarkably fine condition. Despite its entirely Chinese origins this album was almost certainly produced for a western patron: perhaps a gift from an East India Company employee to his wife, or a Yankee clipper captain for his daughter. It contains a very fine selection of watercolours executed on pith-paper: a material that rarely survives in anything approaching fine condition. The drawings are all of arrangements of sprigs from flowering plants together with individual blooms. The intention of these drawings was not to provide dry scientifically-accurate botanical drawings, but to produce designs that were pleasing and harmonious. Flowers include Hibiscus, Gardenia, Chrysanthemum, Quince, Morning Glory, Camellia and two butterflies. It later became the custom to instruct the Chinese artists in the art of western botanical drawing and also supply them with good quality western paper to work on. The apparent lack of any foreign materials or method suggest an earlier date for this album, although the style of drawing did remain popular through most of the 19th century.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
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        Travels in the interior Districts of Africa, performed under the Direction and Patronage of the Africa Association, in the Years 1785, 1796, and 1797.

      London, (printed by W. Bulner and Co, for the Author), 1800. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 3 folding maps, 5 engraved plates (all). XX + 551 p. Brown full calf, rebacked with new gilt spine. 22 X 13,5 cm. Frontispiece with some spotting to margin. 1 map with repaired tear and some foxing. Plates and interior with some foxing. Label from an old antquarian book store. Owner´s notes on first free end paper

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Röda Rummet AB]
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        Virillard de la Foret noire (&) Paysan du Conté de Gruyere Canton de Fribourg, portant du beure.

      Original watercolour, Schweiz/Switzerland(?) c. 1800-1810. 22,5x28 cm. In fine condtion. Unframed.. Charming and most decorative picture of two different Swiss peasants, one shown cordially raising a glass of red wine, and one shown with a carrier

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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      [32] pages. Illustrated with 13 woodcuts. Original paper-covered boards with shaped labels to both boards. 6 x 5 cm's. Spine expertly repaired; one illustration coloured; some doodling here & there through; else a very good copy of a rare French edition. Marshall's Infant's Library, which numbered 16 volumes, was issued in French, German and Latin, as well as in English.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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      [32] pages. Illustrated with 13 woodcuts. Original paper-covered boards with shaped labels to both boards. 6 x 5 cm's. Bookplate; spine expertly repaired; one manuscript correction; else a very good copy of a rare French edition. Marshall's Infant's Library, which numbered 16 volumes, was issued in French, German and Latin, as well as in English.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        De Magnitudinibus et Distantiis Solis et Lunae.Pesaro: Franciscanus, 1572. First seperate edition..

      This treatise is the sole extant work of Aristarchus - the first proponent of a heliocentric system - and marks "the first attempt to determine astronomical distances and dimensions by mathematical deductions based upon a set of assumptions." (DSB). <br/><br/> Aristarchus "was the first to put forward the heliocentric hypothesis. In order to reconcile the apparent immobility of the fixed stars with the revolution of the earth around the sun, he assumed that the sphere of the fixed stars was incomparably greater than that containing the earth's orbit. That is, the universe conceived by him was incomparably greater than that conceived by his predecessors. In his only extant treatise On the Sizes and Distances of the Sun and Moon he gave a scientific method to make these measurements. His results were grossly inaccurate, but the method was sound." (Sarton, I:156). <br/><br/> "Some 1800 years before Copernicus, Aristarchus (c.310-c.230 B.C.) ventured the hypothesis - Archimedes is our source - 'that the fixed stars and the sun are stationary, that the earth is borne in a circular orbit about the sun,' and that the sphere of the fixed stars bears the same relationship to the sphere of the earth's orbit as the surface of a sphere to its center. In short, the earth is a planet and the sphere of the fixed stars motionless! Aristarchus also argued that the stars are so distant that the earth's motion produces no apparent shift, or parallax, in their position. This heliocentric or sun-centered universe attributed to Aristarchus seems to have received little attention among the ancients, but Copernicus was aware of the hypothesis, according to a deleted passage in a manuscript version of De Revolutionibus. The present translation of teh De Magnitudinibus was prepared at the request of the Duke of Urbino's son by Frederico Commandino (1509-1575), who added extensive commentaries." (The Barchas Collection, 1985, no. 5). <br/><br/> "After using sophisticated geometric calculations to estimate the size of the sun and moon, Aristarchus asserted that the former was much larger than the earth and that it was therefore more logical for the earth and the other planets to revolve around the earth. He wrote no treatise on the subject, but his claim was reported by Plutarch and earlier by Archimedes (who contested it) in his Arenarius, or Sandreckoner [see PMM 72 and Dibner 137]: 'He supposes effectively that the sun and stars remain still and that the earth revolves around the sun in a circular path, the sun being at the centre of that circle.' In his treatise On the Size and Distance of the Sun and the Moon Aristarchus calculated that the sun was some 18 to 20 times as far from the earth as the moon." (Celestial Treasury, Oxford 2001, pp.31-32). <br/><br/> "This treatise is also of great mathematical interest because of it containing the calculation of ratios which are in fact trigonometrical ratios." (Sarton, I p.156-57). "The propositions of Aristarchus are also of particular mathematical interest because the ratios of the sizes and distances which have to be calculated are really trigonometrical ratios, sines, cosines, &c., although at the time of Aristarchus trigonometry had not been invented, while no reasonably close approximation to the value of pi had been made (it was Archimedes who first obtained the value 22/7). Exact calculation of the trigonometrical ratios being therefore impossible for Aristarchus, he set himself to find upper and lower limits for them, and he succeeded in locating those which emerge in his propositions within tolerably narrow limits." (Heath: Aristarchus of Samos, The Ancient Copernicus, p.328). <br/><br/> "The first printing of a Latin translation included [Aristarchus'] text tucked away in an eclectic volume by Georgio Valla of 24 works in philosophy, medicine, music theory, and mathematics (printed by Strata 1488, and reprinted by Bevilaquam 1498). The first significant Latin text is the translation and commentary made by Commandino (1572) near the end of this life [the offered edition, which is also the first to include Papus' commentary]. The work appears as an independent treatise based around redrawn and mathematically coherent diagrams and accompanied by commentary fleshing out the mathematical argument. This publication has shaped the way the treatise has been read ever since. In fact, Wallis (1688) included Commandino's translation, diagrams, and comments in his edition of the Greek text." (Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 61 (2007) 213-54). <br/><br/> Sparrow, Milestones of Science 10; Barchas Collection 82; Stanitz Sale 19; Sotheran's 1360 in 770/1917; Houzeau & Lancaster 820.. 4to: 181 x 127 mm. ff. [iv], 38. Provenance: The Macclesfield copy, fine 17th-century calf with crowned monogram of Gaston, Duke of Orléans (1608-1660), initials F.S.L.A. on title. Exceptionally fine and clean throughout

      [Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books]
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        "I Tisdededahlen, m. af E. Pauelsen - St. af H.A. Grosch."

      Samtidig håndkolorert akvatint, 29,5x38,5cm København c.1800 Sjeldent såkalt "førstetrykk" utført av Heinrich August Grosch etter en tegning av Erik Pauelsen. Bildet fra Tistedalen ved Halden er ett av åtte norske motiver som kan knyttes til Pauelsen.. For svært lenge siden er bladet beskåret inn til motivet og montert på papir. Teksten under motivet er sirlig kopiert for hånd med blekk. Margene med aldersbruning, selve trykket er i god stand. Schiøtz 791 - 7, Schnitler "Vore Oldeforeldres Land" nr. 5

      [Bookseller: Kunstantikvariat PAMA AS]
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        On the Electricity excited by the mere Contact of conducting Substances of different kinds.PMM 255 - The Electric Current. London: W. Bulmer & Co. for Peter Elmsley, 1800. First edition.

      "The first announcement of the voltaic 'pile', or electric battery" (Grolier/Horblit 37b). "The voltaic pile revolutionized the theory and practice of electricity, so that within one hundred years of Volta's invention more progress was made than in the two thousand four hundred years between the tentative experiences of Thales and the publication of Volta's letter addressed to Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society. ... The indispensability and ubiquity of electricity, in one form or another, in western civilization today emphasize sharply the fact that before 1800 human environment and existence were closer to life in ancient Egypt than to our own." (PMM). "This paper, in French, was sent by Volta to Sir Joseph Banks in London for communication to the Royal Society. In it Volta describes the pile of alternating dissimilar metals (silver and zinc) which, when moist, generated the flow of constant-current electricity. With this new force, water was decomposed, metal was electro-deposited, the electro-magnet was created and the electrical age was begun" (Dibner). PMM 255; Evans 35; Grolier/Horblit 37b; Dibner 60; Norman 2164; Evans 34. Translated in Ostwald's Klassiker no. 118. [The Norman copy sold in 1998 for $9,000; the latest auction record we can locate is Swann 2009, an extract in modern binding, which sold for $8,400].. Contemporary extract in old wrappers: Philosphical Transactions, vol.90, pp.403-431 with 1 folded engraved plate by James Basire illustrating the first electric battery. 4to: 270 x 214 mm. A fine and clean copy

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        Fabulae graecae latinae conversae. parmae, ex regio typographeo, 1800.

      In-folio (cm. 46), pp. (8) 176 (4). Legatura in cart. rigido arancione con titoli su etichetta al dorso. Legatura novecentesca ad imitazione (felice) dell'originale. Esemplare genuino e molto marginoso, in barbe. Cfr. Brooks (796): ""Stampate a 2 colonne, il testo greco e la versione latina accanto""; Geering: ""D'une simple beaute incomparable""; Brunet: ""Edition de luxe"".

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Aesopi phrygii fabulae graecae latine converse. parmae, ex regio typographeo, 1800.

      In-4 gr., bella legat. mod. in stile bodoniano, tit. su tassello impresso al dorso, 6 cc.nn., 344 pp.num. Vi sono raccolte 149 favole, senza commenti. Cfr. Brooks,797: "E' quasi più bella questa edizione in-4, stampata a singole colonne: testo greco colla versione latina a fronte. Dopo il frontespizio vi è Ex Aphitonii Sophistae exercitamentis (gr. - lat.)". (Nello stesso anno il Bodoni stampò la stessa opera in folio, a 2 colonne, in edizione di lusso) - Brunet,I,87.Fresco esempl. con barbe ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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      Printed for J. Wright London: Printed for J. Wright, 1800. 514 pages + errata leaf. With engraved frontispiece map, titled "A Plan of the City and Lake of Mexico with an elevation of an Ancient Temple." Quarto, 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches. Paper spine, blue boards, paper label. Uncut and in original binding.First English language edition. A spectacular copy, completely original and in excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Margolis & Moss ABAA/ILAB ]
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