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        La Fiammetta

      Parma: Amoretti, 1800. hardcover. very good(+). Text in Italian. 217 pages + L'Urbano in 66 pages + Il Corbaccio in 111 pages. Thick 8vo, full tree calf, ornately gilt spine and covers (rubbed at extremities), all edges gilt. Parma: Fratelli Amoretti, 1800. Very good (+).

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        Historical Account of the Substances which have been used to Describe Events and to Convey Ideas from the Earliest Date to the Invention of Paper. Printed on the First Useful Paper manufactured soley from Straw

      91 pp. Small folio, orig. edition binding of straight-grained blue morocco, spine stamped in blind. [London]: T. Burton, 1800. First edition, and a very fine copy in the original edition binding of blue straight-grained morocco, of this classic work on the search for new materials to manufacture paper. This copy has been signed by Koops at the bottom of the dedication leaf. At the same time as the first papermaking machines, invented in France, were being built in England, Koops was experimenting with the use of straw and wood for papermaking in Bermondsey. He succeeded in the first, large-scale, commercial production of paper made from straw and wood. Koops was given permission by the King to be the only distributor of paper made from alternative paper sources in the hope that he could help solve England's paper crisis; however, the times were not right for this early attempt at recycling and Koops went bankrupt. The book describes ancient equivalents of paper, methods that had been tried over the ages to find paper which would withstand the attack of insects, his data on French exports of paper into England, and comments on Koops' attempts to produce paper from sources other than rags. "Not much is known of Koops, but his work as a experimenter with new papermaking materials at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution is justly famous. He writes of the work of Schäffer, Guettard, de Lisle, Seba, and Senger in the search for new materials, and spends much time discussing the use of conferva for papermaking fibers although emphasizing the availability of straw."-Schlosser, An Exhibition of Books on Papermaking, 21. Fine copy. The two preliminary and two terminal endpapers are also made from wood. Contemporary armorial bookplate of Charles Barclay. ❧ Hunter, The Literature of Papermaking, pp. 47-48.

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        Einleitung in die Wissenschaft des Schwedisch-Pommerschen Lehnrechts nebst einem Entwurfe zur vollständigen Darstellung derselben.

      - Berlin und Greifswald, Gottlieb August Lange, 1800. 8:o. VIII,+ 192 s. Liten fläck på s. 125-26. Samtida hfrbd med rikt guldornerad rygg och orange titeletikett, blåa stänksnitt. Ur Joh. Henr. Schröders bibliotek, med hans biblioteksetikett, och ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Setterwall 7560. Emanuel Friedrich Hagemeister (1764-1819) från Greifswald var tysk rättslärd och ingick bland annat i den av Frankrike tillsatta provisoriska regeringen i svenska Pommern och i den kommission som upprättades i Stockholm och Örebro för omgestaltning av den svensk-pommerska lagstiftningen. Den gamla tyska feodalrätten reformerades 1806 och bl.a. avskaffades livegenskapen. Historieprofessorn Johan Henrik Schröders (1791-1857) bibliotek, ?fullt af gamla sällsynta svenska böcker?, såldes på bokauktion i Uppsala efter tryckt förteckning. Enligt Henrik Klemming rådde auktionsdagen sådan snöyra i Uppsala att många, både anbud och spekulanter, inte kunde komma fram till auktionen i tid. Böckerna såldes ofta mycket billigt.

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        Acupuncture. Original, illustrated chineese printing.

      Bok. China around year 1800. Printed on rice-paper.10 booklets.(10x22 pages).Richly illustrated.In original Chinese language.Some small wormings, else in VG condition.Ask for photos.

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        Das Lob der Freundschaft. Cantate für das Klavier oder Pianoforte.Leipzig, Breitkopf und Härtel, [1799]. Oblong folio (25 x 34 cm). Contemporary marbled wrappers.

      Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung II, 24 (1800), cols. 423-426 (cf. no. 5 (1799) col. 17 for the publishing date); Hirsch IV, 869. First edition of a piano transcription of the last completed composition by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): the second freemason cantata "Laut verkünde unsre Freude", K. 623. In the introduction the publishers note that until then the cantata had only been available as sheet music and that the text was therefore only useful for freemasons. To make the cantata suitable for domestic use, the masonic text was replaced with a poem by Daniel Jäger (1762-1802), a member of the Leipzig Economic Society and amateur poet. In respect to the original purpose of the cantata, the masonic text was printed below the introduction.With a later owner's inscription on a partly torn piece of paper mounted on the title-page. Binding somewhat loose and the wrapper almost completely torn at the spine and with some damage in the front top corner. Browned at the edges, some larger spots in the final quire; a good copy.

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        Tagebuch einer Reise durch die östliche, südliche und italienische Schweiz. Ausgearbeitet in den Jahren 1798 und 1799.

      Brummer,, Kopenhagen. 1800 - Mit 3 Kupferstichen (J. A. Darnstadt sc.). Tit., IV S., 1 Bl., 540 S. Erstausgabe. - Goed. V, 431, 7, 5; Schindel 67ff.; Wäber I, 50; Engelmann 923, Bibl. Danica II, 408. - Die dänisch-deutsche Schriftstellerin (1765-1835) war mit Matthisson, Karoline von Humboldt und Madame de Staël befreundet. Sie lebte mit Mann und drei Töchtern in Kopenhagen, wo sie vierzig Jahre lang einen attraktiven Salon führte. Aus gesundheitlichen Gründen besuchte sie gerne die wärmeren südlichen Länder. Ihre Beschreibungen der Reisen bestechen durch die gute und einfühlsame Beobachtungsgabe der Autorin. "Die helvetische Revolution animiert sie zu Vergleichen mit dem vorherigen (ihrer Meinung nach besseren) Zustand der Schweiz und einer Fülle von konservativen Revolutionsmetaphern" (Griep / Pelz, Frauen reisen. Nr. 117). Über die Menschen der bereisten Regionen und die Natur berichtet sie in anregenden Schilderungen. "Die Reisebeschreibungen sind bei aller weiblichen Verschwommenheit belehrend" urteilt Goedecke. Die Kupfer zeigen den Wallenstädter See, die Seebucht nach Flüele (Vierwaldstätter See) und den Lago Maggiore. Restaur. Pp.-Bd. d. Zt., zu Beginn gering fingerfleckig, vereinzelte Braunflecken, unbeschnittenes, breitrandiges Exemplar auf festem Papier. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Nineteenth Century American Artist's Sketchbook, Containing Pencil Drawings and Watercolors

      Boston: , late 1800s. Boston, late 1800s. Hardcover. Very Good+. Dark grey mottled cloth over boards, backed in black leather, "Sketch Book" stamped in gilt on upper board; oblong, 140 x 94 mm; approx. pp. 100, a mix of pale blue, pale grey, and dark grey leaves. Contains 25 pencil sketches and 4 watercolors, all landscapes -- mountains, forests, coastal towns. The front paste-down bears a sticker from Frost & Adams Artists Materials, 37 Cornhill, Boston. Also on the front paste-down, the ownership signature and address of George E. [Edward] Niles (1837-1898), a lithographer and painter who kept a studio in Jackson, New Hampshire, where he exhibited the works of many other artists. His wife was the heiress Adams of the Nickel Bank of Boston, and he was in no need of money, so he rarely sold his paintings, and rarely signed his works. He exhibited at the Boston Art Club from 1873 to 1877. SOLD WITH a small oil painting (108 x 73 mm) of a sailboat at sunset, initialed RC, and very pretty.

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        BOUSSOLE de poche

      S.l., (vers 1800), format 5,5x8,6 cm hauteur 1,8 cm., sous forme de petite boite en bois, charnières métalliques, fermoir conservé, avec feuille imprimée des distances entre des villes européennes collée sur le couvercle, et à l'intérieur : feuilles de calculs gravées décor (verre fendu mais solide), couvercle lég. poussiéreux, mais décor intérieur aquarellé en bel état, le tout fonctionnant parfaitement. Charmante boussole de poche de la période Révolutuion-Empire.

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        Figures of British land birds, engraved on wood by T. Bewick. To which are added, a few foreign birds, with their vulgar and scientific names. Volume I. [All published].

      Newcastle upon Tyne, R. Beilby and T. Bewick, 1800. 8vo (23.0 x 13.8 cm). Title page with engraved vignette, preface, 133 plates, each with a captioned engraving of a bird or (the first plate) a nest, or (the second and third plate) bird hunting, and on each an engraved vignette; one page with engraved vignette only. Contemporary polished half calf over marbled boards. Spine with black morocco label, gilt lines.= Rare edition - the rarest of all Berwick's works -, probably printed in 500 copies only. The vignettes are either simple ornaments (a few) or scenes from rural life (the vast majority). The last page has no bird, but includes the uncensored engraving of a farmer defecating in an outdoor loo-annex-pigsty, which in other copies has often been found lacking (fide Nissen) or censored with bars. The 14 engravings of foreign birds included here are not present in Bewick's more common larger, contemporary work, "History of British Birds". Bookplate of Walter George Crombie on the front paste-down. Joints week, some rubbing to boards and spine, otherwise a very good copy. Nissen IVB, 96.

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        A Register of Ships, employed in the service of the Hon. the United East India Company From the union of the two companies, in 1707, to the year 1760; specifying the number of voyages, tonnage, commanders, and stations. To which is added, from the latter period to the present time, the managing owners, principal officers, surgeons, and pursers; with the dates of their sailing and arrival: also, an appendix, containing many particulars, interesting to those concerned in the East India commerce.

      Printed for Charles Hardy Jerusalem Coffeehouse 1800 - with a folding table and 1 folding leaf, pp. 233/34 cropped at foot with the loss perhaps of a line, occasional foxing, [x], 216, [10], 217-224, [3], 226-238, 265-268, 243-248, 255 (folding, verso [1]), 253-254, 249-252, 261-264, 257-260, 265-271, [24], 16, folding table, verso blank, [13], 12mo, contemporary diced Russia, neatly rebacked and gilt with a ship in each compartment, gilt edges, armorial bookplate of Edwin J. Poyser, good. One of the earliest editions of Charles Hardy's Register of Ships, an extraordinarily rich resource, and of the utmost rarity. There is a copy dated 1798 in Goldsmiths', and one dated 1799 in the India Office (neither of these in ESTC). There were several editions, continued by Hardy's son Horatio, until the mid-1830s. On the evidence of this copy, some of these new 'editions' were cobbled together. Here, the title-page is straight afterwards followed by a sectional title, A List of Commanders . dated 1805, and the nightmarish collation is evidence of further interpolations, covering the years between 1800 and 1805. ESTC records 2 copies of this title of this year, 1 of 180 pages (single copy, at Trinity College, Hartford CT) and the present (Cambridge only, with a complicated collation, not however identical, or even, it has to be said, similar). There is also a copy in the BL, with a collation similar to the Cambridge copy. The bookplate is late-19th-century, allowing for the identification of Edwin Josiah Poyser, the businessman who was the leading shareholder in the buy-out of Madame Tussaud's in 1889. (ESTC T231501)

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        Figures of British land birds, engraved on wood by T. Bewick. To which are added, a few foreign birds, with their vulgar and scientific names. Volume I. [All published].

      - Newcastle upon Tyne, R. Beilby and T. Bewick, 1800. 8vo (23.0 x 13.8 cm). Title page with engraved vignette, preface, 133 plates, each with a captioned engraving of a bird or (the first plate) a nest, or (the second and third plate) bird hunting, and on each an engraved vignette; one page with engraved vignette only. Contemporary polished half calf over marbled boards. Spine with black morocco label, gilt lines.= Rare edition - the rarest of all Berwick's works -, probably printed in 500 copies only. The vignettes are either simple ornaments (a few) or scenes from rural life (the vast majority). The last page has no bird, but includes the uncensored engraving of a farmer defecating in an outdoor loo-annex-pigsty, which in other copies has often been found lacking (fide Nissen) or censored with bars. The 14 engravings of foreign birds included here are not present in Bewick's more common larger, contemporary work, "History of British Birds". Bookplate of Walter George Crombie on the front paste-down. Joints week, some rubbing to boards and spine, otherwise a very good copy. Nissen IVB, 96. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Opere di Q. Orazio Flacco Tradotte in rima dal Dottor Francesco Borgianelli da Monte Lupone fra gli Arcadi Itarco

      Appresso il Martini - Venezia. INTERLINGUE 0,48 Volume del 1800 in 8°, stato discreto, coperta rigida in pergamena, molti segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, piatto inferiore e dorso staccati dalla legatura, tagli poco bruniti, pagine in buono stato con marginalia, poche con becca, frontespizio con parte della pagina tagliata. Su risguardia scritta ex libris in parte cancellata, macchia d'inchiostro su foglio di guardia. Presenta segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. Lingue: Italiano, Latino. USATO

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        Schweizerisches Idiotikon. Wörterbuch der schweizerdeutschen Sprache. 15 Bde. (I-XVI ) u. 1 Bd.: Registerbd. (für die Bde.: I - XI) u. 1 Bd.: Quellen -und Abkürzungsverzeichnis.. (17 Bde., compl.).

      4, j e ca. 1000 S., HLdr.(Lederimitat) mit Goldprägung., Etwas berieben, sonst tadell. - Das Schweizerisches Idiotikon das grösste Regionalwörterbuch des Deutschen, ist aus einem Idiotikon schweizerdeutscher Wörter längst zu einem umfassenden Wörterbuch des Schweizerdeutschen geworden, ja in gewissem Grad zu einem Reallexikon oder Thesaurus. Es erschliesst sowohl den Wortschatz der zum Teil sehr altertümlichen Dialekte der deutschen Schweiz (inkl. Walsermundarten Oberitaliens) als auch die schriftliche Überlieferung dieses Gebiets seit dem 12. Jahrhundert, besonders gründlich die des 15. und 16. Jahrhundert dabei sind namentlich Landwirtschaft, Jagd, Fischerei und Gewerbe, Sachkultur und Volksleben, Recht und Dichtung berücksichtigt, auch Volkslieder, Kinderreime, Bauernregeln usw., sodann die Sondersprachen der Schüler, Studenten, Soldaten und Fahrenden.Die einzelnen Wörter sind zufolge der lautlichen Vielfalt gemäss dem Schmellerschen System in erster Linie nach der Herkunft angeordnet und semantisch aufeinander bezogen dadurch werden nicht nur die Bedeutungsentwicklung jedes Wortes, sondern auch dessen Stellenwert und Leistung innerhalb der Wortsippe sichtbar. Vielfache Verweisungen auf Synonyme und begriffsnahe Wörter erschliessen Wortfelder der Gegenwart oder früherer Zeit. Wo möglich (durchwegs für die Sprache vor 1800) sind die Wörter im Satzzusammenhang geboten daher ist auch Phraseologie und Idiomatik berücksichtigt. Den Appellativen sind in reichem Masse entsprechende lebende und urkundliche Namen (Personen- und Lokalnamen) angeschlossen.Da der Grundstock des Mundartmaterials in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts dank der Mitarbeit von gegen 400 Korrespondenten zusammengekommen ist, kann das Werk sonst kaum beschriebene und heute weitgehend verschwundene Bereiche der sprachlichen, geistigen und materiellen Kultur dieser Zeit besonders gut dokumentieren. Es ist Arbeitsinstrument für verschiedenste Wissensgebiete wie Sprach-, Geschichts- und Rechtswissenschaft, Volks- und Namenkunde. Geographisch umfasst das Bearbeitungsgebiet die deutsche Schweiz einschliesslich der Walserorte in Norditalien. Das Gesamtwerk ( Bd. 16 erscheint 2010, Bd. 17 erst 2020) wird 17 Bände umfassen. Auf den Abschluss hin sind Arbeiten an einem alphabetischen und einem grammatischen Gesamtregister in Gang.Versandkostenfrei für Europa. (Beiliegend: Quellen- u. Abkürzungsverzeihnis. 3. nachgeführte Auflage, Huber,1980, Walter Haa das Wörtebuch der schweizerdeutschen Sprache. Versuch einer nationalen Institution. Huber, 1981.)Seit 2013 ist eine neue überarbeitete Auflage in Arbeit: 17 Bde,, CHF 525.- pro Band

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        An account of the natives of the Tonga Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean. With an original grammar and vocabulary of their language.London, John Murray, 1818. 2 volumes. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece portrait of Mariner by Bragg after Mouchet, and a folding engraved map of the Tonga Islands. 19th-century half calf.

      Forbes 487; Hill 1076; Kroepelien 819; cf. Howgego, 1800-1850, M14. Second enlarged edition of an account containing an elaborate dictionary and grammar of the Tonga language as well as several songs. Volume two, moreover, includes some interesting notes on James Cook, who had named the Tonga Islands the Friendly Islands in remembrance of the friendly reception accorded to him and his crew. With inscription on endpapers and title-pages; volume 1 lacking half-title; spines chafed. Very good set with the armorial bookplate of the Tennant family on front pastedown.

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        Early 19th Century Rhode Island Company Receipt Book.

      1800-1801., Providence, Rhode Island: 1800 - Rectangular small 8vo, (8" x 5"), split calf, receipt book 1801 written on cover some faded writing on other cover, about 85 leaves. Top cover detached, rear almost detached, covers worn, small pasted label on pastedown, a few pages slightly loose, some aging and browning, and a little staining, but internally very good overall. Interesting early Rhode Island business receipt book for the Jacob Whitman & Co. Based in Providence, Whitman appears to be an auctioneer. Consignors used Whitman to sell a broad range of items, including tobacco, tea, old cloths, chairs, soap and even chocolate. Most of the writing is legible (some more than others), and many consignors signed the book to acknowledge receipt of payment. There are about 85 leaves, and information is recorded on both sides of the page. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Antique Indian (South Asian) Painting Of Hindu God And Consort Playing With Waterguns

      1800. Original Painting. No Binding. Very Good. Antique Painting On Paper, Almost Certainly Nineteenth Century Or Earlier, Depicting Blue Skinned Hindi God And His White Skinned Consort Shooting Each Other With Colored Water Using Water Guns (Pichtari: Tubes With Plungers) In The Hindu Indian Festival Of Holi. The Guns Were Made Of Brass And Most Date From The Mughal Period. Well Preserved, Slight Edgewear, 3/4" Faint Waterspot Near Center.

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        Gli Imperi Antichi parte orientale & occidentale

      Roma 1800 - EDIZIONE ORIGINALE, COLORITURA COEVA - Due belle e decorative carte geografiche che mostrano l'estensione dell'antico Impero Turco, diviso nella sua regione orientale e occidentale. Tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l’ormai obsoleto "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure questo "Nuovo Atlante Geografico". Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, leggere bruniture, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. L'Atlante del Cassini fu ristampato dalla Calcografia Camerale nel primo quarto del XIX secolo, prima del 1839. Solo gli esemplari di prima edizione come questo sono stampati su carta vergata coeva e sono colorati a mano in epoca. Le tirature del XIX secolo sono già su carta meccanica, priva di vergelle, e generalmente in bianco e nero. FIRST EDITION, CONTEMPORARY OUTLINE COLOUR - The Italian painter and engraver, Giovanni Maria Cassini, produced these two map od the urkish Empire decorative divided into eastern and western parts Published in: Nuovo atlante geografico universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni. Roma, Calcografia camerale, 1792-1801. Cassini was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives – he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the XVIII century; his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colours and details. Copperplate with fine original hand colour, some foxing, otherwise in very good condition. Dimensioni

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        The Works of Robert Burns.

      Liverpool J. M'Creery 1800 - First edition, 4 volumes, 8vo., [4], [i-iii], iv-xxvi, 377pp.; [i-v], vi-xxvi, [xxvii -xxviii], 476pp.; [4], i-xv, 384, Appendix & Glossary 55pp.; [6], i-xxiv, 417pp., engraved portrait frontispiece, postscript leaf at end of volume one, advertisement leaf at end of volume 4, some light foxing, mostly marginal, occasional finger-mark, minor worming to affecting lower outside corner of volume 3, contemporary marbled calf, black and red lettering pieces to spines, a little rubbed at extremities, a few bumped corners, otherwise a very good and noble set. If ever a poet understood the character of his nation, he was Robert Burns. The language he was most fluent in wasn't so much Scots or English – it was the language of the heart. All too human in his personal life, he carried that humanity over onto the page. Nothing was too small or too large to escape his notice, from a mouse in the mud to God in his heavens. A poet for all seasons, Burns speaks to all. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Vue du Chateau de Versailles, du côté des Jardins

      Paris: Published by chez Basset, 1800. Hand-coloured engraving heightened with touches of gum arabic. Printed on laid paper. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing, two skillfully repaired small tears in the top margin, a couple of mild water stains in the left margin, and a few tiny nicks at the edges of the sheet. A stunning view of the impressive grand facade of the chateau of Versailles as seen from the garden. Originally a modest hunting lodge built by King Louis XIII in 1623, Versailles was transformed into one of the largest and most extravagant palaces in the world during the reign of Louis XIV (1643-1715). The self-proclaimed Sun King remodelled Versailles to demonstrate and symbolize his absolute power as monarch and the glory of France. He enlisted the services of the finest French architects of the era: Jules Hardouin-Mansart (1646-1708), Louis Le Vau (1612-1670), and Charles Le Brun (1619-1690). The extensive project of expansion and renovation began in 1661. The landscape architect André Le Notre (1613-1700) was responsible for redesigning the chateau's luxuriant park, including vast terraces and numerous fountains. In 1682, Versailles became the official royal residence.

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        Vue du Chateau Genazano

      ? 1800 - Disegno a matita grassa su carta, firmato in basso a sinistra. Il disegno realizzato durante il viaggio in Italia del celebre pittore francese, è preparatorio all'incisione che successivamente sarà pubblicata nel "Recueil de Vues e Fabriques pittoresques d'Italie" del 1805. In ottimo stato di conservazione. Crayon gras drawing on paper, signed on lower left. The drawing has been realized by the paintir during his trip to Italy; it was then used as preparatory drawing to the engravng, published for the first time in 1805 in "Recueil de Vues e Fabriques pittoresques d'Italie". Dimensioni 460 310mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Phytologia; Or the Philosophy of Agriculture and Gardening. With the theory of draining morasses, and with an improved construction of the drill plough.

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1800 - Quarto (267 x 204 mm). Contemporary tree calf, titles to red label and insect decorations gilt to spine. Minor wear to extremities, a couple of small scratches and marks to boards, top edge dust toned with a couple of faint marks, foxing to prelims, occasional light offsetting from plates; an excellent copy. With 12 plates, 2 of which are folding. First edition of Darwin's major treatise on agriculture. Darwin's "intention was to systematise agricultural knowledge, informed by his conviction that plants were inferior animals, providing a theoretical framework that could sustain better agricultural and horticultural practices" (ODNB). In this work he provides "a confident overview of the prospects for improving agricultural production and an imaginative range of innovations, including methods for forwarding the production of seeds and their ripening, for perfecting and enlarging fruit, and for growing timber with appropriate flexibility for use in the shipbuilding industry" as well as proposing "what came to be regarded as ecological controls, such as the regulation of insects by increasing the numbers of their predators" (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyage de la Propontide et du Pont-Euxin. Tome 2 (seul).

      Paris, Dentu, Imprimeur-Libraire, An VIII (1800), - in-8vo, 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre) + p. 169 à 416 + la grande carte dépl. ?Carte de Constantinople par F. Kauffer et J. B. Lechevalier l'an 1786? + la ?carte de la Mer Noire ou Pont-Euxin? dépl., entièrement non rogné, cartonnage original muet, pièce de titre en papier au dos. Manque le tome 1. Le tome 2 fait a dèscription de Constantinople (Istanbul, c'est la quatrième partie p. 169) avec l'Explication de la Carte de Constantinople suit la vue générale de Constantinople son intérieure, les bains et ces mosquées etc. Suit la cinquième parte les dimensions de la Mer Noir et la dèscription de ces côtes. Second volume only of 2 vols., with the description of Istanbul and the Black Sea, with a superbe folded map of Constantinople (Istanbul) and a smaller folded map of ?la Mer Noire? (Black Sea), untrimmed copy in cont. paperbinding.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Handbuch des heutigen deutschen Privatrechts (6 Bände in 3 von 10)

      Stuttgart, Löflund, 1. Auflage 1796/1800. - nach dem Syteme des Herrn Hofraths Runde. XIV, 481 Seiten; XII, 556 Seiten; VIII, 328 Seiten, XIV, 487 Seiten; VIII, 467 Seiten, XII, 450 Seiten, Halblederbände der Zeit, 19 x 12 cm, Einbände etwas berieben, innen teils etwas gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Account of a Voyage in Search of La Pérouse, Undertaken by Order of the Constituent Assembly of France, and Performed in the Years 1791, 1792, and 1793, in the Recherche and Espérance, Ships of War, Under the Command of Rear-Admiral Bruni d'Entrecasteaux

      London: Printed for J. Debrett, Picadilly, 1800. First English language edition. Hardcover. 2 volumes, lacking quarto atlas. Octavo. lxii, [1], 464pp. vii, [1], 423pp. Contemporary gold-ruled three-quarter calf over marbled boards with gold decorated spine. Ribbon markers. Captivating account by French naturalist, Jacques Julien Houton de Labillardiere. Illustrated with 9 full-page engravings. Translated from the French by M. Labillardière. In 1791, Labillardière was appointed as a naturalist to Rear-Admiral's Bruni d"Entrecasteaux's expedition to Oceania aboard the Espérance in search of Jean-François de Galaup, comte de la Pérouse and his missing ships, the Boussole and Astrolabe. After the American Revolutionary War, King Louis XVI ordered a exploring voyage to rival that of Captain Cook. De la Pérouse's expedition left France in 1785 and reached Australia in January 1788. Six weeks later both ships wrecked, hitting a coral reef off Vanikoro Island. According to the inhabitants of the Island, some surviving sailors built a two-masted boat from the wreckage of the Astrolabe and left in a westward direction a few months later. Their fate remains unknown. D'd"Entrecasteaux' expedition failed to find any trace of De la Pérouse and his two ships. During the search Labillardière and his colleagues collected zoological, botanical and geological specimens of southwest Australia, Tasmania, the northern part of New Zealand, and the East Indies. He also described the customs and languages of the local Indigenous Australians. In 1799 he published the account of his voyage under the title "Relation du Voyage à la Recherche de la Pérouse. Age wear, abrasions and some staining to binding. Free front endpaper along gutter in vol. I partly attached due to small glue remnants. Sporadic foxing and staining on outer margins from pages 239-286 in same volume. Minor foxing to some leaves in both volumes. Small chip on free front endpaper in vol. II. Ex-libris of Labaor Omnia Vincit on inside of front covers. Bindings in fair, interior in good to good+ condition.

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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: Wilm Faden 1800 - 2nd ed. describing the new divisions. 2 hand-coloured 24-panneled sheets, 1120x 635mm. Some spotting / marking along folds on verso but really a very good copy. With the original, much worn, slipcase.

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        Journal of three voyages along the coast of China, in 1831, 1832, & 1833, with notices of Siam, Corea, and the Loo-Choo islands. Including: ELLIS, William. ... an introductory essay on the policy, religion, etc. of China.London, Frederick Westley and A.H. Davis (printed by R. Clay), 1834. 12mo. With steel-engraved frontispiece and an engraved folding map of the coasts of China and Siam. Modern black half leather, with the original plain wrappers bound in.

      Cordier, Sinica, col. 2111; Howgego, 1800-1850, G25; Lust 371. First edition, in the original English, of a lively travelogue describing three voyages along the coasts of China, giving great details about China and China Trade in the days leading up to the first Opium War. The German-born missionary Gützlaff left Siam in 1831 for his first voyage, on a Chinese junk that traded along the coast of China as far as Tientsin. From February to September 1832, he made a second voyage as interpreter and surgeon on a (British) East India Company ship, exploring trading possibilities at ports north from Canton to Shanghai, and then visited Korea and Okinawa. He made his third journey, from October 1832 to April 1833 as a translator on an opium trading vessel.With armorial bookplate on the front of the original wrapper. The map and frontispiece heavily foxed and a manuscript note on p. 1732, otherwise a good copy.

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        A sample poem written by Maillardet's Draughtsman-Writer automaton, circa 1820

      Black ink on watermarked wove paper, sheet 95 x 145 mm (trimmed); recto with foxing at upper left corner and a couple of small toning spots; verso with traces of old adhesive (the sheet was once mounted in an album); overall a well preserved and rare original sample of automatic writing. Around 1800 the Swiss watchmaker and mechanician Henri Maillardet, then living and working in London, constructed an automaton with the largest "memory" of any such machine ever built. Known as the Draughtsman-Writer, it stored close to 30,000 separate mechanical movements and was able to reproduce four drawings and three poems. The automaton was in the life-size form of a boy seated at a desk with a pen in his right hand; the original pen is thought to have been something like a hypodermic needle filled with ink. The operator could "program" the automaton to perform any one of the seven different functions that might be requested for demonstration. The Draughtsman-Writer automaton was a sensational and popular attraction of its time, and was exhibited by Maillardet alongside a number of his other automata in the Great Room, Spring Gardens, London, between 1798 and around 1817. It was later owned by a succession of fairground and sideshow promoters in England, Europe and ultimately the United States. The present example of the Draughtsman-Writer's work was probably produced around 1820. It is the only poem in English which the automaton was "programmed" to write (the other two were in French): "Unerring is my hand tho' small / May I not add with truth, / I do my best to please you all; / Encourage then my Youth.". The poem is signed "The Automaton, Scrt." From the mid nineteenth century the Draughtsman-Writer disappears from the historical record for several decades. Its fate and possible whereabouts remained unknown until 1928, when it resurfaced in Philadelphia after being brought to the Franklin Institute Science Museum, badly damaged by fire, with parts missing and no longer working. Although at first its true identity and significance were not recognised, Maillardet's automaton was miraculously brought to lifeonce more and is now on permanent display at the Franklin Institute. This most remarkable of all automata was the inspiration for Martin Scorcese's 2011 film Hugo.

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        Ferrandino. Fortsetzung der Geschichte des Räuber-Hauptmanns Rinaldini von dem Verfasser derselben. Drei Teile in drei Bänden.

      Leipzig, 1800/1801. - 147, 1; 126, 2; 119, 1 S., je Band 1 gestochene Titelvignette. 16, 8 x 10, 5 cm, Pappbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Bandzählung auf zwei Rückenschildern (eins rot, das andere grün) und Feldertrennung, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Frühe Ausgabe ohne Verlagangabe. WGII 83 titelt "Ferrandino" und datiert Lpz.:Gräff (Rinaldo Rinaldini 10. - 18. Buch) 1800 - 1801. Goedeke V. §279 11, 28 titelt "Fernando Fernandini" und datiert 1799. "Die Vulpius-Bibliographie (in Jahrbuch der Slg.Kippenberg Bd.6 von 1926, S.93) bezeichnet diese Auflage als Nachdruck des zehnten bis achtzehnten Buchs von Rinaldo Rinaldini, zuerst als Erweiterung innerhalb der zweiten rechtmäßigen Auflage, Leipzig, Gräff 1800-1801, erschienen. Die von Goedeke erwähnte Auflage 1799 kann auch Vulpius nicht nachweisen. Goedeke irrt sicher, da Ferrandino ja erst 1800 rechtmäßig gedruckt wurde." Dank an den Kollegen Günther Trauzettel. Kanten leicht bestoßen, sonst und im Ganzen gut erhaltenes Exemplar. * * * *Achtung ! ! ! Wichtiger Hinweis * * * * Derzeit eingehende Anfragen und Bestellungen können wohl erst ab Mittwoch, dem 5. Juli 2017, bearbeitet werden. * * * Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 666 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LAUSANNE., Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe, im Hintergrund der Genfer See, vorne drei Landleute mit einem Kind, links eine Kutsche.

      Gouache, "gez. und gemalt v. J. Heinr. Bleuler in Feuerthalen bei Schaffhausen", um 1800, 42 x 61 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. IV, S. 115. - Johann Heinrich Bleuler (Zollikon 1758 - 1823 Feuerthalen) ist besonders bekannt für seine Gouachen (meist über Radierung oder Aquatinta) und Schweizer Ansichten. - Im Himmel links gering berieben. Mit grau gouachierter Umrandung. Alt in Waschgoldleiste gerahmt. - Sehr dekorative, farbfrische Gouache. Europa, Schweiz

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        Mappe-Monde ou carte générale de la terre et des mers, suivant les dernieres observations dans

      lequel, sont marquées, les nouvelles découvertes, des plus célébres Navigateurs, tel que les Capitaines Cock [sic], Fourneaux, M.rs de Bougainvikle, et Kerguelen, &, &;d'après les derniers mémoires de J. B.te Nolin, an 8. A Paris : chez Jean, rue Jean de Beauvais no. 32, [1800]. Copperplate engraved map with hand coloured outlines, sheet 520 x 760 mm, folding to 200 x 115 mm, in original marbled papered covers (rubbed) with original printed title label to front:Nouvelle Mappemonde ou Globe Terrestre; the two hemispheres are surrounded by cartouche illustrations of models of the universe, including those of Tycho Brahé, Copernicus, Descartes and Ptolemy; pale water stain to upper central section and a tiny burn mark to the east of the Caribbean; otherwise in very good condition. This rare map, separately issued by the small Parisian publishing house of Jean in Year 8 of the Republic, is based on maps by Nolin from as early as 1740. It shows the tracks of numerous navigators including Magellan, Drake, Mendana, Quiros, Cook, Tasman, Bougainville and Fourneaux, as well as that of a Russian expedition in the North Pacific in 1709. A curious feature is the territory on the northwest coast of America markedFou-sang des Chinois, which asserts the Chinese exploration of North America prior to Columbus. Also marked in this region are the Bay of the West and the River of the West, both cartographic myths of the eighteenth century. Unrecorded in Australian collections.

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        Negenjaarige reyse door Oostindien en Persien.The Hague, Abraham de Hondt, Jacobus van Ellinkhuysen and Meyndert Uytwerf, 1700. 4to. With engraved frontispiece, engraved author's portrait, 3 folding engraved maps and 7 folding engraved plates and views. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine, modern flyleaves.

      Diba, p. 152; Howgego, to 1800, F87; STCN (9 copies); for Fryer: Franklin, "Fryer, John", in: Encyclopaedia Iranica (online ed.); Lach & Van Kley III, pp. 580-582. First and only edition of a Dutch translation of a highly accurate account of India and Persia, with numerous anecdotes and told with a fine sense of humour. The account is based on the experiences of John Fryer (ca. 1650-1733), a British East Indian Company surgeon who arrived in India in 1673, spending time at Masulipatam and Madras on the Coromandel Coast and at Bombay and Surat on the West Coast, with trips to Gokarna, Karwar, Goa, and Junnar. From 1677 to 1679 he was in Persia, visiting the southern parts of the country and Isfahan, after which he returned to India, where he remained until 1681.Fryer's writings "display a lively curiosity, which, sharpened by his scientific training, produces accurate observations in geology, meteorology, and all aspects of natural history. Fryer also provides some shrewd insights into the nature of Mughal government in the later years of Awrangzeb's reign (r. 1658-1707), … His professional background makes Fryer a valuable commentator upon contemporary medicine as practiced in Surat" (Franklin).Good copy, a smudge in the gutter of the first few leaves, some occasional minor thumbing and a faint waterstain throughout the lower margin, only noticeable on a dozen leaves. Binding somewhat rubbed, but still firm.

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        Litterae Iaponicae annorum M.DC.IX et X. ad R. admodum piae mem. p. Claudium Aquavivam generalem praepositum Societatis Iesu A.R.P. Provinciali eiusdem in Iapone Societ. Missae.Antwerp, Petrus and Johannes Bellerus, 1615. 8vo. With woodcut printer's device on title-page. Modern limp parchment, gilt edges.

      Alt-Japan-Katalog 1311; Cordier, Japonica, col. 268; Howgego, to 1800, R54. First edition of the second Latin translation of the annual report and letters of the Jesuits in Japan during the years 1609 - 1610, translated by Andreas Schottus. The report was written by the "Pioneer Portuguese Jesuit missionary to Japan" (Howgego), João Rodriguez (also called Giram, Giron Girao or Roiz; 1558-1633) and is addressed to Father Claudius d'Aquaviva. It deals with the events that had taken place in Japan concerning the Jesuit mission.Heavily browned and a restoration to the last leaf, but otherwise a good copy.

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        Journal of three voyages along the coast of China, in 1831, 1832, & 1833, with notices of Siam, Corea, and the Loo-Choo islands. Including: ELLIS, William. ... an introductory essay on the policy, religion, etc. of China.London, Frederick Westley and A.H. Davis (printed by R. Clay), 1834. 12mo. With steel-engraved frontispiece and an engraved folding map of the coasts of China and Siam. Modern black half leather, with the original plain wrappers bound in.

      Cordier, Sinica, col. 2111; Howgego, 1800-1850, G25; Lust 371. First edition, in the original English, of a lively travelogue describing three voyages along the coasts of China, giving great details about China and China Trade in the days leading up to the first Opium War. The German-born missionary Gützlaff left Siam in 1831 for his first voyage, on a Chinese junk that traded along the coast of China as far as Tientsin. From February to September 1832, he made a second voyage as interpreter and surgeon on a (British) East India Company ship, exploring trading possibilities at ports north from Canton to Shanghai, and then visited Korea and Okinawa. He made his third journey, from October 1832 to April 1833 as a translator on an opium trading vessel.With armorial bookplate on the front of the original wrapper. The map and frontispiece heavily foxed and a manuscript note on p. 1732, otherwise a good copy.

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        Reize te voet door het Russische Rijk en Siberië ... voorafgegaan door eene beschouwing van het karakter en de zeden der Russen, door R. Lyall, en eene geschiedkundige inleiding van den vertaler.Delft, Johannes Allart, 1826. 2 volumes. 8vo. With lithographed frontispiece showing a Russian peasant family, and a folding table. Publisher's boards, uncut.

      Chavanne 3741; Muller, Bibl. Neerlando-Russe 80; NCC (6 copies, incl. 1 incomplete); Saalmink, p. 407; not in Tiele; for Cochrane: Howgego, 1800-1850, C39. A Dutch translation of Cochrane's lively Narrative of a pedestrian journey (1824), preceded by an abridged Dutch version of Robert Lyall's noteworthy Character of the Russians (1823). Cochrane travelled by Paris and Berlin to Siberia with the main objective to trace the coast of the Polar Sea. He arrived at St Petersburg on 30 April 1820, and by way of Moscow he proceeded to Siberia, arriving at Nizhne Kolymsk, near the Arctic mouth of the Kolyma River on 31 December 1820. His journey further took him to Okhotsk and Kamchatka, where he married a local girl. With his wife he crossed Siberia back to St Petersburg, stopping at Moscow. Cochrane travelled most of the way on foot, which earned him the nickname "the Pedestrian Traveller".Some wear to boards. A fine uncut set.

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        Narrative of the life and adventures of Paul Cuffe, a Pequot Indian: during thirty years spent at sea and in travelling in foreign lands.Vernon, Horace N. Bill, 1839. 8vo. Modern cloth.

      Hill 403; Howgego, 1800-1850, C57; WorldCat (7 copies). First edition of Paul Cuffe(e) junior's narrative, describing his adventurous life at sea. Although Cuffee is identified in the title as a Pequot Indian, he was of Wampanoag and African Ashanti descent and the son of the famous abolitionist and African colonizer with the same name. With his father he made his first voyage in 1813 when he joined the whaler Atlas as a 12-year old harpooner. The ship was seized by the English and Cuffee was held on Jamaica for eight months. He managed to escape and spent the next decades aboard a number of whalers, visiting Brazil, the Azores, Peru, and the Society Islands. The factual narrative makes for interesting reading and "is one of the scarcest and most sought after of all accounts of the American whale-fishery" (Howgego). Some dampstains. Good copy with a clipping from the Mystic Seaport Newsletter on the Paul Cuffe Memorial Fellowship loosely inserted.

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        Bladen over Japan, ... (Met eene afbeelding van Decima).The Hague, Belinfante brothers, 1852. 8vo. With a large lithographed folding bird's eye view of Dejima (32.5 x 46), with the Dutch flag coloured by hand, inserted in a pocket on the front paste-down, lithographed by Elias Spanier, the Hague, after J. Lobatto. Rebacked in black half sheepskin, modern endpapers.

      Alt-Japan-Katalog 838; Cordier, Japonica, col. 507. First and only edition of a collection of various short texts (new articles, excerpts, transcriptions of letters etc.) concerning Japan and in particular Dejima and Dutch-Japanese relations, collected by Joseph Henry Levyssohn (1800-1883), who was the chief official ("opperhoofd") of Dejima, the Dutch trading post in Japan, from 1845 to 1851. It is divided into 4 parts: the first covering the Dutch-Japanese relations and Japanese polity; the second particularities during Levyssohn's stay in Japan; the third the American-Japanese trade relations; and the fourth various topics (including an extensive, 39-page bibliography of books concerning Japan). Levyssohn provides introductory remarks and commentaries and includes transcriptions of previously unpublished documents. Slightly browned, a few spots, a couple annotations in the margins, and the map mounted on Japanese paper (restoring old tears), with a small tear in a fold, otherwise still a good copy. Rebacked with some wear to the corners.

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        [Collection of 14 signed, mostly autograph letters].Toulon, 1842-1849. 8vo and 4to. Letters in black and brown ink on paper (11 with the "prefecture maritime" letterhead), 1 with its original envelope and 3 originally folded, addressed and sealed for posting without an envelope.

      For Charles Baudin: Howgego, 1800-1850, B16 (see also B17). Collection of 14 signed letters, all but 3 autographs, written by Charles Baudin (1792-1854) and dated 1842-1849, when he served as Maritime Prefect at Toulon. He was one of the leading naval figures of the 19th century, whose naval service, mostly as Vice Admiral, began under Napoleon Bonaparte and ended in the early days of the Second Empire. Charles Baudin lost his right arm in battle in 1808 and had to write with his left hand, leading to the distinctive back-sloped handwriting evident in his signature and the 10 autograph letters. All letters are in good or very good condition. Letters 4, 7 and 14 are very slightly browned and 14 also shows some small stains. Letter 2 has a corner torn off and a small hole (neither affecting the text). A valuable primary source for French naval affairs in the last decade of Louis Philippe I's reign.

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        Bladen over Japan, ... (Met eene afbeelding van Decima).The Hague, Belinfante brothers, 1852. 8vo. With a large lithographed folding bird's eye view of Dejima (32.5 x 46), with the Dutch flag coloured by hand, inserted in a pocket on the front paste-down, lithographed by Elias Spanier, the Hague, after J. Lobatto. Rebacked in black half sheepskin, modern endpapers.

      Alt-Japan-Katalog 838; Cordier, Japonica, col. 507. First and only edition of a collection of various short texts (new articles, excerpts, transcriptions of letters etc.) concerning Japan and in particular Dejima and Dutch-Japanese relations, collected by Joseph Henry Levyssohn (1800-1883), who was the chief official ("opperhoofd") of Dejima, the Dutch trading post in Japan, from 1845 to 1851. It is divided into 4 parts: the first covering the Dutch-Japanese relations and Japanese polity; the second particularities during Levyssohn's stay in Japan; the third the American-Japanese trade relations; and the fourth various topics (including an extensive, 39-page bibliography of books concerning Japan). Levyssohn provides introductory remarks and commentaries and includes transcriptions of previously unpublished documents. Slightly browned, a few spots, a couple annotations in the margins, and the map mounted on Japanese paper (restoring old tears), with a small tear in a fold, otherwise still a good copy. Rebacked with some wear to the corners.

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        Africa.Göttingen, Johann Christian Dieterich, 1796. 8vo. Slightly later black half goatskin.

      Gay 345; Howgego, to 1800, I5; not in Atabey; Blackmer. Second edition of a Latin translation of a work on the geography of Africa, written by the Islamic geographer and botanist Muhammad al-Idrisi (1100-1165). It deals specifically with the geography of northern Africa, Egypt and the Sahara desert, covering its soil, cities, population, mountains, deserts, rivers and monuments. Al-Idrisi also mentions various travel routes from one city to the other. Around 1138, al-Idrisi was invited to the court of the king of Sicily, Roger II, who asked him to map the world as it was then known. This map is now lost, but Roger II also asked for supplemental texts to comment on the map. "Emissaries were sent far and wide, and from the information they brought back the Kitab al-Rojari [ Book of Roger ] was compiled, and completed by January 1154" (Howgego). Various manuscripts containing (parts of the) Kitab al-Rojari have survived, and the present translation was based on one of them. The present work was translated and edited by the Johannes Melchior Hartmann (1764-1817), who worked from a medieval Arabic manuscript at the University of Jena.With a library stamp. Somewhat browned and foxed throughout. Binding worn at hinges and along the extremities. Otherwise in good condition.

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        Account of a voyage of discovery to the west coast of Corea and the great Loo-Choo Island. With an appendix, containing charts, and various hydrographical and scientific notices. And a vocabulary of the Loo-Choo language by H. J. Clifford, esq.London, John Murray (back of half-title: T. Davison), 1818. 4to. With aquatint frontispiece (printed in blue and coloured by hand), 8 aquatint plates (7 coloured by hand), engraved plate and 5 engraved maps (2 folding). Modern calf.

      Abbey, Travel 558; Cordier, Japonica, col. 469; Howgego, 1800-1850, H3. First edition of an account of a voyage to the west coast of Korea made by the Scottish Captain Basil Hall (1788-1844). In 1815 Hall was sent to China to accompany Lord Amherst's embassy. "During this voyage the vessel surveyed the Yellow Sea (=Hwang Hai), visiting Canton and sailing as far as the coasts of Korea" (Howgego). The two ships, the Alceste and Lyra obtained detailed information on the area, also visiting the Ryukyu Archipelago. This account contains entries about the specifics of Korean lifestyles, local vocabulary, including Korean, and hydrographic charts and nautical facts such as records of sea currents and meteorological data. The illustrations of scenery and costumes were made by William Havell (1782-1857), the eminent artist who accompanied the embassy, from sketches made on the spot by C.W. Browne, midshipman on board the Alceste . The last 70 pages of the book contain the Vocabulary of the language spoken at the great Loo-Choo Island, in the Japanese Sea by lieutenant Herbert John Clifford, from whose notes parts of the main text derived as well. Some foxing thoughout, plates browned. Overall in good condition.

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        Reize te voet door het Russische Rijk en Siberië . voorafgegaan door eene beschouwing van het karakter en de zeden der Russen, door R. Lyall, en eene geschiedkundige inleiding van den vertaler.Delft, Johannes Allart, 1826. 2 volumes. 8vo. With lithographed frontispiece showing a Russian peasant family, and a folding table. Publisher's boards, uncut.

      - Chavanne 3741; Muller, Bibl. Neerlando-Russe 80; NCC (6 copies, incl. 1 incomplete); Saalmink, p. 407; not in Tiele; for Cochrane: Howgego, 1800-1850, C39. A Dutch translation of Cochrane's lively Narrative of a pedestrian journey (1824), preceded by an abridged Dutch version of Robert Lyall's noteworthy Character of the Russians (1823). Cochrane travelled by Paris and Berlin to Siberia with the main objective to trace the coast of the Polar Sea. He arrived at St Petersburg on 30 April 1820, and by way of Moscow he proceeded to Siberia, arriving at Nizhne Kolymsk, near the Arctic mouth of the Kolyma River on 31 December 1820. His journey further took him to Okhotsk and Kamchatka, where he married a local girl. With his wife he crossed Siberia back to St Petersburg, stopping at Moscow. Cochrane travelled most of the way on foot, which earned him the nickname "the Pedestrian Traveller".Some wear to boards. A fine uncut set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collection of 14 signed, mostly autograph letters].Toulon, 1842-1849. 8vo and 4to. Letters in black and brown ink on paper (11 with the "prefecture maritime" letterhead), 1 with its original envelope and 3 originally folded, addressed and sealed for posting without an envelope.

      - For Charles Baudin: Howgego, 1800-1850, B16 (see also B17). Collection of 14 signed letters, all but 3 autographs, written by Charles Baudin (1792-1854) and dated 1842-1849, when he served as Maritime Prefect at Toulon. He was one of the leading naval figures of the 19th century, whose naval service, mostly as Vice Admiral, began under Napoleon Bonaparte and ended in the early days of the Second Empire. Charles Baudin lost his right arm in battle in 1808 and had to write with his left hand, leading to the distinctive back-sloped handwriting evident in his signature and the 10 autograph letters. All letters are in good or very good condition. Letters 4, 7 and 14 are very slightly browned and 14 also shows some small stains. Letter 2 has a corner torn off and a small hole (neither affecting the text). A valuable primary source for French naval affairs in the last decade of Louis Philippe I's reign. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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