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        The True History of the Conquest of Mexico, By Captain Bernal Diaz del Castillo, one of the Conquerors. Written in the year 1568

      London: Printed for J Wright by John Dean, 1800. viii+514 pages with frontispiece map. Quarto (10 1/2" x 8 3/4") housed in a custom slipcase. Translated by Maurice Keatinge. First English edition.Bernal Dïaz del Castillo was a conquistador, who wrote an eyewitness account of the conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards under Hernan Cortes, himself serving as a rodelero under Cortes. Born in Medina del Campo (Spain), he came from a family of little wealth and he himself had received only a minimal education. He sailed to Cuba in 1514 to make his fortune, but after two years found few opportunities there. Much of the native population of the island had already been killed by epidemics and forced labor, and in 1517 an expedition was sent to the smaller Caribbean islands to find alternative sources of labor. Dïaz joined this group, under the command of Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba. It was a difficult venture, and although they discovered the Yucatan coast, by the time the expedition returned to Cuba they were in disastrous shape. Nevertheless, Dïaz returned to the coast of Yucatan the following year, on an expedition led by Juan de Grijalva, with the intent of exploring the newly discovered lands. Upon returning to Cuba, he enlisted in a new expedition, this one led by Hernan Cortes. In this third effort, Dïaz took part in one of the legendary military campaigns of history, bringing an end to the Aztec empire in Mesoamerica. During this campaign, Dïaz spoke frequently with his companions in arms about their experiences, collecting them into a coherent narration. The book that resulted from this was Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva Espana (English: The True History of the Conquest of New Spain. In it he describes many of the 119 battles in which he claims to have participated, culminating in the fall of the Aztec Empire in 1521.As a reward for his service, Dïaz was appointed governor of Santiago de los Caballeros, present-day Antigua Guatemala. He began writing his history in 1568, almost fifty years after the events described, in response to an alternative history written by Cortes's chaplain, who had not actually participated in the campaign. He called his book the Verdadera Historia (True History), in response to the claims made in the earlier work. Dïaz died in 1585, without seeing his book published. A manuscript was found in a Madrid library in 1632 and finally published, providing an eye-witness account of the events, often told from the perspective of a common soldier. Today it is one of the most important sources in understanding the campaign that led to the collapse of the Aztec Empire and the Spanish conquest of Mexico.Condition:Spine renewed with new period spine label and original boards which the corners and edges are heavily rubbed, some foxing to early pages. Frontispiece map repaired. Custom made red slipcase with Japanese toggles and leather spine label in gilt lettering else about a very good copy in a near fine case.

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        Histoire abrégée des coquillages de mer, de leurs moeurs, et de leurs amours

      First Edition Illustrated boards Conchology 21 printed in sepia, drawn and engraved by Gallien, containing multiple figures shells. A charming band of the same. Half sheepskin blonde then. Smooth back adorned with a piece of red morocco and gilded lace and jewels. Romantic version of a sea shell treated for the female, this treaty opens with a letter to women for education and scientific culture of the past. The book, whose chapters are bounded functions in different families shell (univalve, bivalve and multi-valve) is an inventory of knowledge and research on the subject. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! De l'Imprimerie de Ph.-D. Pierres A Versailles 1800 - An VIII in-4 (18,5x25cm) (4) 202pp. relié

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        Originalzeichnung eines kleinen Blumenstraußes. Aquarell und Bleistift auf Pergament (Vellum), signiert. / Bouquet de fleurs: Flower-Bouquet: Watercolour ( watercolor ) and pencil, signed, vellum.

       Blumenstrauß aus weißen, roten und blauen Blumen ( u.a. Glockenblumen ( bell flowers, blue bell ), die rote Blüte im Zentrum wohl eine große Rhododendron- , Azaleen- oder Bauernrosen bzw. Päönien-Blüte ( rhododendron or peony ) ). Reines Bildmaß 14 x 20 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Blattgröße: 18 x 25 cm. Auf Pergament gemalt (Vellum). Rechts untenstehend in Bleistift mit *P.J. Redouté * signiert, undatiert ( wohl um 1800 – 1820 ). Das Blatt auf einem anderen, größeren Trägerblatt montiert. Das Aquarell von farbfrischer Erhaltung, die Originalzeichnung im weißen Außenrand gering fleckig bzw. fingerfleckig. Das Trägerblatt stärker stockfleckig im Außenrand. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Redoute, Blumenbukett, Bouquet de Fleurs, Blumenstrauß, Originalzeichnung, Glockenblumen, Rhododendron, Google, Aquarell, Watercolor, Drawing, signed, azalee, Peony, Päonie, Bauernrose

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        Commentarius de rebus gestis Mennonis Coehorni. Franeker, Willem Coulon, 1771. 8vo. With woodcut Frisian coat of arms on title-page. Marbled boards (ca. 1800).

      - Sloos, Warfare 08160; STCN (5 copies); for Ypeij: NNBW V, cols. 1161-1162. The author's son's copy of the first and only edition in the original Latin of a 37-page oration on the life and work of the world famous Dutch military engineer Menno van Coehoorn (1634-1704), called the Dutch Vauban, who greatly contributed to the art of fortification in the 17th century. Nicolaas Ypeij (1714-1785) delivered the present account in 1770 for his annual oration as Rector Magnificus of the University of Franeker in Friesland. He had been Professor of Fortification at Franeker since 1754. A Dutch translation appeared in 1772.With the owner's inscription of the author's son Annaeus Ypeij (1760-1837), professor of theology and later Rector Magnificus of the University of Groningen, and a library stamp. With minor foxing, but still in very good condition. Binding slightly rubbed, spine slightly damaged and reinforced with paper tape. A nice bit of occasional printing on a military subject, from the author's son.

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        Voyage in search of La Pérouse, performed by order of the Constituent Assembly, during the years 1791, 1792, 1973, and 1794.

      London: John Stockdale, 1800. Two volumes octavo, with a large folding chart and 45 engraved plates; complete with three advertisement leaves at the end; an excellent set in contemporary half calf. A very good set of Stockdale's English edition of this very popular voyage account in which the republican Labillardière first described the voyage commanded by d'Entrecasteaux that set out to search for the mysteriously disappeared La Pérouse. Labillardière, botanist on the voyage, remains an important figure in early Australian science as the author of the first extensive monograph on Australian botany. The voyage spent many months on the coasts of Western Australia, just a year after Vancouver's visit, and made two long visits to Tasmania, charting, botanising and exploring the coasts. The visits are remembered in numerous place names, most notably Recherche Archipelago and Recherche Bay, named for the expedition's ship. Labillardière's account is one of very few eighteenth-century accounts of Australian exploration, and the only major French account of the continent in the early settlement period to be published in the same century. The important narrative based on the commander, d'Entrecasteaux's papers, did not appear until 1808.According to the Hill catalogue this octavo version is the first English edition, though it and a quarto version appeared in the same year and there is no obvious priority. In fact altogether four slightly differing English versions were published in the same year, two by Stockdale and two others by Debrett and Uphill. This handsome copy was once in the library at Clonbrock, the Irish house famous for the consistently fine condition of the books in its collection, which was dispersed in the 1970s.Although designed to search - unsuccessfully as it turned out - for La Pérouse, this was a notable voyage in itself, and also beset by tragedy: the expedition was marred by illness, and D'Entrecasteaux himself was one of many to die during the voyage. It was the long-reaching effect of the French Revolution, however, that ultimately split the expedition in half. After reaching Java, the acting commander and ardent royalist D'Auribeau put himself under the protection of the Dutch authorities, while the Republicans among the officers and crew were imprisoned. On their eventual release, the prisoners were again taken and held by the British navy. Ultimately it was Sir Joseph Banks who ordered that the expedition's journals, charts and natural history specimens be returned under a flag of truce. It was the journal of the Republican Labillardière, the expedition's doctor and botanist, that was first published, while that of the commander D'Entrecasteaux had to wait until the restoration of the monarchy. Some slight offsetting, a few leaves foxed.

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        Uralte Bibel - Familienbibel - Brown\'s self-interpreting Family Bible - um 1800

      Nottingham N. Berry & Company 1800 Hardcover28x33cm Brown\'s Self-Interpreting Family Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments (von Reverend John Brown) which are annexed an extensive Introduction; marginal References and Illustrations; an exact summary of the several Books, a paraphrase on the most obscure or important parts, explanatory notes, evangelical reflections etc. etc. ...with many Additional References and a Live of the author. With numerous Coloured Illustrations in Oil Gebunden, schweres Format mit Kupferbeschlag, Gr?e ca.28x33 cm. Der vordere Einband hat sich gel?t, das hintere ist fest gebunden. F? das Alter vern?ftiger Zustand, etwas fleckig. Alles in Englisch Seltenes und optisch eindrucksvolle Bibel, die Abbildungen, die hier exemplarisch als Bilder eingef?t wurden, sind sehr sch?.Gewicht: > 5-6kg Zufriedenstellend Versand D: 5,00 EUR Bibel, Englisch

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        An expedition of discovery into the interior of Africa, through the hitherto undescribed countries of the great Namaquas, Boschmans, and Hill Damaras.London, Henry Colburn (on back of title-page: printed by William Wilcockson), 1838. 2 volumes. Large 12mo (20 x 12.5 cm). With a lithographed folding map illustrating Alexander's route through South Africa in red, 7 etched plates by William Heath depicting African landscapes, villages, animals and people, and 7 wood-engraved illustrations in text. Richly gold-tooled green morocco (ca. 1890), with gold-tooled illustrations of African animals in 5 of the 6 spine compartments.

      - Gay 3126; Howgego, 1800-1850, A4; Mendelssohn I, p. 20; South African Bibliography I, p. 49. First edition of an account of an expedition into Namaqualand and Damaraland, in present-day Namibia, undertaken by Sir James Edward Alexander (1803-1885) on behalf of the Royal Geographical Society. He was "the first European to travel overland from Cape Town to Walvisbay. En route he discovered deposits of copper, and in 1836 at Alexander Bay (named after him, at the mouth of the Orange River), discovered diamonds. He covered nearly 6500 kilometres without losing a man, brought back many specimens of birds and plants, and produced a good map of the region" (Howgego). Besides various anecdotes, the work discusses the indigenous population and its natural history. The African interior remained little known and Alexander's account must have fascinated the public in his day, forty years before Henry Morton Stanley made a media sensation with his Through the dark continent.Added is an appendix on natural history, including descriptions of birds, botanical specimens, minerals and more, followed by extensive notes on the social conditions of the Namaquas, Boschmans and Damaras, the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, the Boer Trekkers in Natal and the Zulus, and some notes on whaling.With the plates browned, with minor offsetting on the facing pages, and a small tear in the folding map, but otherwise in very good condition. The spines are faded to brown but otherwise also very good.

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        Essays Relating to Agriculture and Rural Affairs. Vol. 1.

      Printed For G. G. And J. Robinson, Pater-Noster-row; and J. Cumming, 40, Holborn Hill, London 1800 - Contempory calf, five raised bands, gilt tooling, boards tight, speckled fore-edges, no markings or tears. The Fifth Edition, with Corrections and Additions. First published in 1776. mild foxing. (2) Letter to William Cullen, M. D. Professor of the Practice of Physic in the University of Edinburgh, and First Physician to His Majesty in Scotland, ect. ect. Monk Hill Aug. 1776. vii Preface. xvi Advertisment xviii (1) Contents xxiii B Essay First. Inclosures and Fences. 200 pgs. Essay Second. On Draining Bogs and Swampy Grounds. Introduction, Mr. Elkington pp346. Illustration woodcuts, Essay III. on the Proper Method of Levelling High Ridges. Essay VI. on Quick - Lime as a Cement and as A Manure. Advertisment 591 pgs. Quite Rare OCLC finds 19 copies. of this Fifth Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Veduta dell' Esterno della Gran Basilica di S.Pietro in Vaticano. [St. Peter's from the Piazza della Sagrestia; H.5.]

      Giovanni Battista PIRANESI (1720 - 1778). Veduta dell' Esterno della Gran Basilica di S.Pietro in Vaticano. [St. Peter's from the Piazza della Sagrestia; H.5.] Original etching from Vedute di Roma, 1st Paris Edition V/VII, c.1800. 400 x 605 mm. £1750

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        THE ENTERTAINING AND REMARKABLE HISTORY OF ROBIN HOOD. Printed by P. Norbury, Brentford, for G. Thompson, No. 43, and J. Evans, No. 41, Long-Lane, West-Smithfield, London. (Price One Penny.)

      32 pages, including the pastedowns to the wrappers. Illustrated with a wood-engraved frontispiece and four woodcuts within the text. Original Dutch floral paper wrappers. 10 x 6.5cm. Trimmed close on a couple of leaves, but no loss; else a very good copy of what would appear to be an unrecorded title.

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        La Perruche souffre.

      Early 1800s. Engraving, printed in color with added handcolor, image 13 x 10 on sheet 10 x 13 1/2 inches. Very light overall foxing. Extraordinarily finely engraved and colored, plate 23 from F. Levaillant's "Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets." In "The Bird Illustrated 1550-1900" Barraband is noted as "the finest French bird painter of his day," and it is noted that "much credit for the sumptuousness of all Levaillant's books must go to his printer, Langlois, who perfected the art of printing in colors, embellished with hand-retouching."

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        UNTERSEEN., Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe mit weitem Blick ins Aartal und die Berge.

      Gouache von Johann Heinrich Bleuler, um 1800, 23,5 x 33,5 cm. Originalgouache in den für Bleuler typischen lichten Grün- und Gelbtönen. Links neben dem großen Randbaum hübsche Personenstaffage. - Rechts wenige kleine, nicht störende Fleckchen. Alt auf Einfassungslinie geschnitten und gerahmt. Aquarell/Zeichnung, Europa, Schweiz

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        Captain Cook.

      London: J. Wilkes, 20 September, 1800. Engraving, 161 x 114mm. (plate size). A particularly interesting engraved portrait of Cook, after the original by Nathaniel Dance. The vignette at the base of the oval includes a minute but essentially accurate rendering of Webber's scene depicting Cook's death in Hawaii. The Dance portrait had first been engraved as the frontispiece to the official account of Cook's second voyage.The engraver was John Chapman (fl. 1792-1823), an enterprising engraver and book artist who published portraits of a great number of important figures associated with Australia, including George Barrington, "an exact portrait of a Savage of Botany Bay" (in 1795), and William Bligh.Beddie lists several copies of this print, all of them held in either the Dixson or Mitchell collections at the State Library of New South Wales. Some light foxing.

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        Voyage in search of La Pérouse, performed by order of the Constituent Assembly, during the years 1791, 1792, 1973, and 1794.

      London: John Stockdale, 1800. Quarto, with 45 plates and a folding map; occasional light spotting; a very attractive copy, bound without the final advertisement leaf in old half polished calf; top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A fine, large copy with wide margins of the best and most complete English edition, published as a quarto; smaller octavo editions appeared in the same year. The introduction to this English edition raises the question 'Whether, as has hitherto generally happened, the advantages of civilisation may not, in the progress of events, be transferred from the Europeans, who have but too little prized them, to those remote countries which they have been so diligently exploring? If so, the period may arrive, when New Zealand may produce her Lockes, and Newtons, her Montesquieus; and when great nations in the immense region of New Holland, may send their navigators, philosophers, and antiquaries, to contemplate the ruins of ancient London, and Paris, and to trace the languid remains of the arts and sciences in this quarter of the globe. Who can tell, whether the rudiments of some great empire may not already exist at Botany Bay?'. Provenance: Private collection (Australia), acquired from Hordern House in 1994. Joints of the binding cracked but quite firm.

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        The Annual Anthology

      Bristol: Printed by Biggs and Co. for T.N. Longman and O. Rees, 1800. First edition, one of a few copies printed on large and thick paper. Vol. 1 lacks B3 (as usual), C3 in vol. 2 is a cancel. 2 vols. 8vo. Early 19th-century half cloth and marbled boards, printed paper spine labels. Labels chipped, spines faded, some rubbing, in red buckram slipcase. First edition, one of a few copies printed on large and thick paper. Vol. 1 lacks B3 (as usual), C3 in vol. 2 is a cancel. 2 vols. 8vo. First edition of the two volumes, all published, of Southey's anthology of new poetry. Besides Southey himself, the most important contributor is Coleridge, with no fewer than 27 poems, including "This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison." There are also poems by Charles Lamb, Charles Lloyd, Joseph Cottle, Robert Lovell, George Dyer, Francis Wrangham, Humphry Davy, Mary Robinson, and Amelia Opie. A third volume was planned but never appeared. This copy is one of a few printed on large and thick paper. The cancelled leaf contained Southey's "War Poem" and was deleted because of the lack of patriotism it expressed. The title-page of Vol. II is signed by William Taylor (1765-1836), poet, man of letters, and scholar of contemporary German literature, who was in fact the moving spirit behind this anthology. He met Southey early in 1798, and suggested that he compile an annual collection of original verse. Taylor himself contributed to both volumes; indeed the first piece in Vol. I is his "Topographical Ode." Taylor has made several manuscript corrections in the text. Ashley I, pp.199-200; Wise, Coleridge 15; Tinker 1953. Provenance: William Taylor (trimmed signature in vol. 2); E. M. L. (bookplate); David Borowitz (bookplate, sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, 12 April 1978, lot 186)

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        A Description of the Different Varieties of Oxen, Common in the British Isles; Embellished with Engravings

      London: Printed and Published for the Author by J. Smeeton, 1800. 38 contemporary hand-coloured plates including 3 of Supplement of East Indian Cattle. Oblong folio. Quarter red morocco and boards. Spine very chipped and worn. Plates clean. 38 contemporary hand-coloured plates including 3 of Supplement of East Indian Cattle. Oblong folio. Nissen 1480

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        Description historique et géographique de l'Indostan, traduite de l'anglais par J.B. Bouscheseiche, sur la septième et dernière édition, à laquelle on a joint des Mélanges d'Histoire et de Statistique sur l'Inde, traduits par J. Castéra

      De l'imprimerie de Poignée. Original French edition, rare, led Bouscheseiche. Without atlas containing 11 cards that are often found separately. Half green calf marbled posterior ca 1850; beautiful pastiche of a confusing time binding. Smooth back adorned with Greek and four finials. Parts of title and volume number in brown morocco. Marbled edges. Lack tail Volume 2, continuing on the flat. Beautiful copy, very elegant, and very fresh throughout. The Insspinetan extended from the Himalayas in the north to the peninsula of Malabar and Coromandel south, that is to say the majority of India at that time. The study of James Rennell is almost exclusively geographical, and only a chapter on the fall of the Great Mogul sacrifice to the historical aspect except for the introduction to the first volume on the origin of The Hindustan and the European conquests. The book was very well received in England, Rennel certainly provided accurate and helpful information to anyone would go to these countries. To complete the physical and human geography of Hindustan, the French edition has added several chapters, an introduction by Castera translated texts on the history of India, the bibliography of travelers, and which form a large part of third volume; it is interesting Journey to Tibet Samuel Turner. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! De l'imprimerie de Poignée à Paris 1800 - An VIII 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20,5cm) xxxviij, 299pp. (2) relié

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        Voyage de Guinée, contenant une description nouvelle & très-exacte de cette côte où l'on trouve & où l'on trafique l'or, les dents d'elephant, & les esclaves: .Utrecht, Antoine Schouten, 1705. Large 12mo (17 x 10 cm). With an engraved author's portrait, an engraved frontispiece and 27 folding engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards.

      - Gay 2808; Howgego, to 1800, F58; Tiele 174, note. First edition of the French translation of a work on the trade-settlements on the West Coast of Africa. The author, Willem Bosman (b. 1672), was Chief Factor at Fort Elmina for the Dutch West Indian Company. "He stayed on the coast for fourteen years, his Voyage de Guinée . being regarded as the first authoritative and detailed account of the West Coast of Africa. It is a major source for the Dutch slave trade during second half of the seventeenth century, and provides an interesting picture of international rivalry, current trade, and the wretched and depraved existence of the European factors stationed permanently at the coast" (Howgego). It contains detailed information of areas which were hardly described by other travellers, and remained the most important source for over a century. The book is written in the form of letters to a friend, Dr. D. Havard, living in the city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.With library stamp. Some occasional spots and one plate heavily browned, but otherwise in good condition, wholly untrimmed. Binding worn along the extremities and spine discoloured.

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        Andromache, die in der griechischen Mythologie die Frau des trojanischen Helden Hektor war, mit ihrem kleinen Sohn Astyanax, der eine phrygische Mütze trägt.

      - Pinsel in Grau, über Bleistift, die Wangen der Dargestellten rötlich laviert, mit zwei schwarzen Tuschlinien umrandet, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin. 11,3:8,2 cm. – Winzige Fehlstelle im rechten Rand, verso Reste alter Montierung. Vorzeichnung für eine Almanach-Illustration. Seine Ausbildung erhielt Pöhacker 1800/1810 und 1813/1820 an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Wien und erhielt 1813 als Auszeichnung den Sonnenfelspreis. Er war vor allem als Poträtmaler sowie als Miniatur-Maler tätig.

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        The Geographical System of Herodotus, Examined; and Explained...

      London: W. Bulmer, 1800. Thick quarto, portrait frontispiece and eleven maps (ten folding), an excellent copy in contemporary polished calf, spine in panels with large crimson morocco labels. Handsome copy of the scarce first edition of Major James Rennell's magisterial work on ancient geography: 'a monument of laborious research and acute and lucid criticism' (ODNB). This work is famous for its series of detailed and attractive maps of the Near East, the Mediterranean and Africa by John Walker, engraver to the Admiralty. Of particular note is Rennell's map of the voyages of the Carthaginian Hanno the Navigator (c. 500 BCE), a major voyage of discovery in west Africa and one of the earliest voyages to traverse the Pillars of Hercules in an attempt to extend maritime discovery beyond the Mediterranean.Equally interesting is his map and accompanying two-chapter discussion of the purported circumnavigation of Africa by Phoenicians working for Pharaoh Necho II, a feat which Rennell was inclined to believe was possible, certainly insofar as the ancients had a knowledge of Mozambique and Sofala on the east coast. A second related map details the ocean currents from the coast of west Africa around the continent to the Arabian peninsula; Rennell was the authority on ocean currents during this period. The voyage of Necho, described in Pliny and Herodotus, was doubted by Strabo and Ptolemy, but Rennell's detailed account returned the story to some credibility, in a discussion which included his thoughts on Henry the Navigator and Columbus.One of the most substantive aspects of the work is Rennell's continually reverting to his pioneering exposition of the ways in which Renaissance and modern discoveries were influenced by their ancient predecessors. Rennell's aim was an examination and possible reconciliation of ancient geographical knowledge, principally from Herodotus, in the perspective of modern discoveries. This scholarship is synthesised in eleven large and finely engraved folding maps, including the world view of Herodotus in two different projections and the Persian empire under Darius. The location of ancient cities, namely Memphis and Babylon, is treated in detail with attendant maps.James Rennell (1742-1830) was one of the pre-eminent cartographers and scholars of his generation. He joined the navy at age 14 and the East India Station in 1760, undertaking three years of arduous marine survey in far east Asia. In April 1764 he was commissioned to the Bengal Engineers and worked tirelessly on the survey of the region, one of the most ambitious mapping projects ever undertaken by the East India Company. Retiring from active service in 1777, he devoted the rest of his life to historical scholarship and cartographic studies. Rennell was elected to the Royal Society in 1781 and awarded their prestigious Copley Medal ten years later (the same medal awarded to Captain Cook in 1776 for his pioneering study in alleviating scurvy).The book was popular with contemporary readers, selling for threefold the original price within years of publication. A second edition in two volumes in was issued in 1830. Moderate foxing of maps and preliminary leaves, one map with small marginal tear and slight loss (not affecting image), some offsetting; rebacked with original spine laid down.

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        An inquiry into the causes and effects of the variolae vaccinae: a disease discovered in some of the western counties of England, particularly Gloucestershire, and known by the name of the cow pox. II. Further Observations on the Variolae Vaccinae. III. A continuation of Facts and Observations... 3 parts in 1 volume.

      London: Sampson Low for the author, 1800. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (275x221 mm). vii, [1], 182, [2] pp., including half titles to all parts, titles to part I and III, and 4 hand-coloured engraved plates by William Skelton after Skelton and Edward Pearce, printed in sepia. Retaining errata leaf 2B2 at end, dublicate sheets T1-2 bound in, K2* and S* cancels. Contemporary library cloth, spine with gilt title and shelf mark (upper hinge cracked, spine faded and worn at foot). Leaves partly untrimmed, little age-toning and foxing in places, occasional faint pencil annotations in text, extensive pencil annotations to second flyleaf. Provenance: George Dock*, M.D. (bookplate to front pastedown), Los Angeles County Association (stamp at foot of title-page and P2r). A fine, wide margined copy. Complete. ----Lefanu, Jenner 24; Norman 1163; NLM/Blake p. 235; Waller 5138; Wellcome III, p. 351. - Second edition (THE FIRST COMPLETE OF ALL THREE TEXTS). This edition is the first collected edition of Jenner's first three treatises on vaccination, published between 1798 and 1800: the first announcing 'one of the greatest triumphs in the history of medicine' (Garrison-Morton 5423); the second containing Jenner's first reply to critics, explaining common mistakes (such as the failure to recognise the symptoms of true cowpox, leading to ineffectual inoculations), and considering differences between inoculations in London and in the countryside; the third including further reports of successful inoculations. "Edward Jenner, who discovered that it is possible to vaccinate against Small Pox using material from Cow Pox, is rightly the man who started the science of immunology. However, over the passage of time many of the details surrounding his astounding discovery have been lost or forgotten. Also, the environment within which Jenner worked as a physician in the countryside, and the state of the art of medicine and society are difficult to appreciate today. It is important to recall that people were still being bled at the time, to relieve the presence of evil humors" (Kendall A. Smith, Edward Jenner and the Small Pox Vaccine). * George Dock (1860-1951), student of William Osler, pathologist and medical professor at University of Southern California. Very Good.

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        Reize naar de baai van Hudson, ter ontdekkinge van eenen Noord-wester doortogt, gedaan in de jaaren 1746. en 1747.Leiden, Elie Luzac jun., 1750. 8vo. With large folding engraved map (18 x 44.5 cm), and 9 engraved plates, mostly folding by N. van Frankendaal, with captions in French and Dutch. Contemporary red half roan.

      - Cat NHSM, p. 301; Cox II, p. 8; JCB 927; Sabin 22315; cf. Howgego, to 1800, M162. First and only Dutch edition of a description of the voyage of the ships Dobbs and California under the command of the captains Moor and Smith to Hudson Bay in Canada (1746-1747), where they unsuccessfully sought a North-West passage, first published in English in 1748. Henry Ellis, hydrographer and mineralogist, accompanied the expedition. Reaching the head of the bay they discovered to their dismay that its unnavigable rivers offered no further passage. In addition to debunking the theory of a North-West passage through Hudson Bay, the book gives valuable observations on tides and on eskimo life.Spine slightly rubbed; upper hinges weak. Good, uncut copy of a description of an unsuccesfull search for a North-West passage via Hudson Bay.

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      - VOLUMEN PRIMUM [ET VOLUMEN SECUNDUM]. AD. GEORG. FRANC. HOFFMANN P. P. E. SOC. PHYSIOG. LUND. MEMB. [MED. DOCT. MEDIC. PROFES. PUBL. ORDINAR. HOR. R. BOTAN. PRAEFECTO, SOC SCIENT. GOTTING. LUGD. PHYSIOGR. LUND. HIST. NAT. PARIS. ALIARUMQUE MEMER]. LUSITANORUM BOTANICORUM IN USUM, CELSISSIMI AC POTENTISSIMI LUSITANIAE PRINCIPIS REGENTIS DOMINI NOSTRI, ET JUSSU, ET AUSPICIS DENUO TYPIS MANDATUM, CURANTE Fr. JOSEPHO MARIANO VELOSO. ULYSIPONE, TYPOGRAPHIA DOMUS CHALCOGRAPICAE, TYPOPLASTICAE AC LITTERARIAE AD ARCUM CAECI. M. DCCC - M. DCCCI. [1800 e 1801]. Obra em 2 volumes. In 8º (de 20 x14 cm) de 19x14 cm. Com [viii], 124 e [iv], 93, [iii] pags. Encadernações do início do século XX inteiras de pele (carneira natural) com ferros a seco e a ouro nas lombadas; e ferros decorativos rolados a seco (em esquadria e em super-libris) em ambas as pastas. Ilustrado com 2 frontispícios gravados e 49 gravuras de página inteira. Os 2 frontispícios presentes no início de ambos os volumes são iguais e foram magníficamente abertos a buril, representam querubins analisando fungos ao microscópio, dentro de uma moldura oval, estão assinados ?Romão Eloy Sculp. No Arco Cego? (ambas as folhas de rosto são adornadas com gravura xilográfica com o escudo das armas reais de Portugal); e as 48 gravuras com vários tipos de fungos foram primorosamente coloridas manualmente e assinadas ?Almda. F. no Arco Cego? são numeradas de 1 a 48, existindo em todos os exemplares desta edição 1 gravura com o n.º 13B, que está como costume por colorir. As gravuras encontram-se distribuidas da seguinte forma; 25 no 1º volume e 24 gravuras no 2º volume. Exemplar com ex-libris de Jayme A. de Moura. Nas bibliotecas públicas de portuguesas apenas existe um exemplar do primeiro volume que pode ser consultado em formato digital. Obra publicada originalmente em 3 volumes em Leipzig na Alemanha, entre 1790 e 1801. A edição portuguesa foi impressa na famosa, artística e inovadora impressão do Arco do Cego, que em apenas dois anos de existência (1800-1801) produziu 83 obras-primas da nossa bibliografia científica, esforço notável que mesmo com tiragens muito reduzidas nos colocou entre os primeiros países com tipografia científica de referência internacional. Blake 5, 69. Borba de Moraes. Bibliogr. Bras. Período Colonial 401. Borba de Moraes. Bibliogr. Bras. 2, 897. Arco do Cego, 38. Inocêncio V, 54. ?Fr. José Marianno da Conceição Velloso, Franciscano da província da Conceição do Rio de Janeiro, d"onde veio para Portugal, ao que suponho, em companhia de Luís de Vasconcellos e Sousa, Vice-Rei que fora no Brasil, quando este se recolheu do seu governo. Foi em Lisboa Director da Typographia Chalcographica, Typoplastica e Litteraria do Arco do Cego, criada em 1799 sob os auspícios de D. Rodrigo de Sousa Coutinho, então ministro de Estado. Sendo este estabelecimento pouco tempo depois mandado incorporar na Imprensa Nacional por decreto de 7 de Dezembro de 1801, que se designava a esse tempo pelo título de Regia Officina Typographica, e passou a ter o de Impressão Regia, foi o P. Velloso nomeado para o lugar de Director literário da mesma juntamente com os professores Custódio José de Oliveira e Joaquim José da Costa e Sá, e o brasileiro Hipólito José da Costa, mencionados todos no presente Diccionario. Em remuneração dos serviços ali prestados e dos seus trabalhos botânicos, recebeu de D. João VI, então Príncipe Regente, a graduação ou patente de Padre ex-provincial da sua província, e uma pensão de 500$000 réis. Foi durante algum tempo Socio efectivo da Academia Real das Ciências de Lisboa; porém desinteligências que teve com aquela corporação fizeram que ela o riscasse do número dos seus membros (vej. a este respeito o Investigador Portuguez n.º LXV, a pag. 22). Partindo para o Brasil em 1807 com a família real, viveu ainda alguns anos no Rio de Janeiro, sempre entregue aos estudos botânicos, pelos quais se tornou celebre. Nasceu na vila de S. José, comarca do Rio das Mortes, distrito d

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        Lyrical Ballads

      1st Edition London: T. N. Longman And O. Rees, 1800. FIRST COMPLETE EDITION (comprising the second edition of the first volume, and the first edition, first issue of the second volume). The preferred edition, for the second edition of the first volume contains the first printing of Wordsworth's famous Preface, "the revolutionary manifesto of the romantic poets of the next generation" and perhaps the most influential work of literary theory in the English language (Printing and the Mind of Man 256). "To the first edition of Lyrical Ballads, published jointly with Coleridge in 1798, Wordsworth prefixed an 'Advertisement' which asserted that the major number of the poems were 'to be considered as experiments' to determine 'how far the language of conversation in the middle and lower classes of society is adapted to the purposes of poetic pleasure.' In the second, two-volume edition of 1800, Wordsworth... expanded the Advertisement into a Preface which justified the new poetry not as experiments, but as exemplifying the principles of all good poetry... The Preface deserves its reputation as a revolutionary manifesto about the nature of poetry... [It serves] not only as a turning point in English criticism but also as a central document in modern culture" (Norton Anthology of English Literature).In addition to the first appearance of the Preface, the second edition contains all the poems in the first edition plus one additional poem in the first volume, and the first printing of the forty-one new poems in the second volume. The poems in Lyrical Ballads proved to be extraordinarily influential, for "no other book of poems in English so plainly announces a new literary departure" (Norton). Lyrical Ballads includes some of the most famous poems in the English language: in the the first volume appears Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", "The Foster-Mother's Tale", "The Nightingale", "The Dungeon", and Wordsworth's "Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey", "The Thorn", "The Idiot Boy", "Simon Lee, the Old Huntsman", and "Lines written in early spring"; the second volume added many of Wordsworth's most characteristic works such as the "Lucy Poems", "The Old Cumberland Beggar", "Michael, a Pastoral", and others.London: T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1800. Small octavo, contemporary full calf with original red and green morocco labels. Two volumes. Housed in custom half-leather box. Evidence of bookplates removed on pastedowns. Light spotting to five leaves in volume two, otherwise text exceptionally clean; a few skillful repairs to bindings, minor surface imperfection (noticeable only up-close, at an angle) to board of volume II. A rare copy in handsome contemporary calf of one of the most important books in English literature. Very Good.

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        Rélation du Voyage à la Recherche de La Pérouse, fait par ordre de l'Assemblée Constituante, pendant les années 1791, 1792, et pendant la 1ère et la 2de année de la République Françoise.

      Paris: H.J. Jansen, An VIII (1800). Two volumes, large quarto, with folio atlas containing 44 engraved plates and maps; an excellent uniform set, the text completely untrimmed, in original buff boards. First edition of the narrative by the naturalist on the d'Entrecasteaux expedition, in which Australia was fully circumnavigated, if sometimes at a distance, and the islands surrounding investigated for traces of La Pérouse. Labillardière, botanist on the voyage, remains an important figure in early Australian science as the author of the first extensive monograph on Australian botany. The voyage spent many months on the coasts of Western Australia, just a year after Vancouver's visit, and made two long visits to Tasmania, charting, botanising and exploring the coasts. The visits are remembered in numerous place names, most notably Recherche Archipelago and Recherche Bay, named for the expedition's ship. Labillardière's account is one of very few eighteenth-century accounts of Australian exploration, and the only major French account of the continent in the early settlement period to be published in the same century. The important narrative based on the commander d'Entrecasteaux's papers, did not appear until 1808.The work is particularly interesting for its descriptions (and illustrations) of Tasmania, Tonga, New Caledonia, and New Guinea, and the atlas contains outstanding views of these areas by the official artist Piron. Included is the famous engraving of the black swan. the first large depiction of the exotic Australian bird. Fourteen botanical plates, all by or produced under the direction of Redouté, the most famous of all botanical artists, include two of Eucalypts and two of Banksias.It was a notable voyage in itself, although also beset by tragedy: the commander, d'Entrecasteaux, died of a 'dreadful cholic' shortly before the expedition collapsed in Batavia. There they learned of the French Revolution, and D'Auribeau, then commander, and the principal officers being monarchists, put themselves under Dutch protection, arrested the remainder of the officers, including Labillardière the naturalist, and Piron the artist, and disposed of the ships. D'Auribeau in turn died, and was succeeded by Rossel, who managed to return to Europe and later edited the manuscripts for the official account. The papers and natural history specimens were seized en route and carried to England, but in 1796, with the urging of Sir Joseph Banks, were returned to France under a flag of truce.Because Labillardière was a Republican, his account appeared first, while that of d'Entrecasteaux had to wait until the restoration of the monarchy. The atlas appeared a year earlier than the text. In good condition in original bindings.

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        Vida, e virtudes do Admiravel Padre Joam Cardim da Companhia de Jesu Portuguez natural de Vianna de Alentejo. Évora, University Press, 1659. 4to. With engraved frontispiece portrait of the Jesuit João Cardim. Contemporary goatskin parchment.

      - De Backer & Sommervogel I, col. 26; cf. Howgego, to 1800, C39; Lach & Van Kley, p. 348, 378. First edition of a biography of the Portuguese Jesuit João Cardim, written by Sebastien d'Abreu (1594-1674), also paying attention to his two uncles who were missionaries in the Far East and Brazil. His uncle Antonio Francesco Cardim (1596-1659), travelled for a few years as a missionary in China, Japan and other areas in the Far East. He was the Jesuit superior in Macau when the shogun of Japan forbade all voyages from Macau to Japan. "Cardim . sent to Lisbon a report that was printed in 1643 of the execution at Nagasaki in 1640 of four Portuguese emissaries sent to Japan from Macau.Translations of this account quickly appeared in French, Italian and Dutch. . In 1645 he published at Rome his Relatione of Japan in which he also deals at length with the missions in Macao, Tongking, Cochin-China, Hainan, Cambodia, and Siam, placed within the Jesuit Province of Japan where he had worked from 1623-1638" (Lach & Van Kley). The other uncle, Fernão Cardim (d. 1625), was an influential Jesuit in Brazil, one of the first who went to the mission posts there. He became director of a college in Rio de Janeiro and was made "provincial" of the local area.Lacking final endpaper and the bookblock partly detached from the binding. Some of the red paint from the sprinkled edges is found in the margins of the title-page and the engraved portrait and a few leaves are slightly browned. Otherwise still in very good condition.

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        Originalzeichnung eines kleinen Blumenstraußes. Aquarell und Bleistift auf Pergament (Vellum), signiert. / Bouquet de fleurs: Flower-Bouquet: Watercolour ( watercolor ) and pencil, signed, vellum.

      - Blumenstrauß aus weißen, roten und blauen Blumen ( u.a. Glockenblumen ( bell flowers, blue bell ), die rote Blüte im Zentrum wohl eine große Rhododendron- , Azaleen- oder Bauernrosen bzw. Päönien-Blüte ( rhododendron or peony ) ). Reines Bildmaß 14 x 20 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Blattgröße: 18 x 25 cm. Auf Pergament gemalt (Vellum). Rechts untenstehend in Bleistift mit *P.J. Redouté * signiert, undatiert ( wohl um 1800 – 1820 ). Das Blatt auf einem anderen, größeren Trägerblatt montiert. Das Aquarell von farbfrischer Erhaltung, die Originalzeichnung im weißen Außenrand gering fleckig bzw. fingerfleckig. Das Trägerblatt stärker stockfleckig im Außenrand. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Autograph letter, signed, to Aaron Louis Frédéric Regnault, Baron de la Susse].Smyrna (Izmir, Turkey), 27 June 1842. 8vo (18 x 11 cm). Manuscript letter in English, in brown ink on one side of an 8vo double leaf. Signed at the foot by Basil Hall.

      - Cf. Howgego, 1800-1850, H3. Autograph letter by the Scottish explorer Basil Hall, who made a voyage to the west coast of Korea and China (1815-1817), and voyages to South America (1820-1823) and North America (1827-1828).In the letter Hall thanks the French vice-admiral Aaron Louis Frédéric Regnault, Baron de la Susse (1788-1860) who was the commander in the Levant and captain of L'Inflexible, for the offered breakfast on the vessel. Hall commanded many ships involved in exploration and scientific and diplomatic missions. He described his travels in a several publications. These include his narrative of the Korean voyage titled Account of a voyage of discovery to the west coast of Corea and the great Loo-Choo Island (1818), which was one of the first descriptions of Korea by a European, and Extracts from a Journal Written on the Coasts of Chile, Peru and Mexico (1823).In very good condition.

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        Historia nova, e completa da America, colligida de diversos authores, debaixo dos auspicious, e ordem de S. Alteza Real O Principe Regente. Vol. I

      Lisbon: Na Officina da Casa Litteraria do Arco do Cego, 1800. Recent quarter calf.. Damp stain on title p. & first 5 ff.. First edition and all published of this rare work. The history covers the period between Christopher Columbuss arrival in America to the conclusion of the French and Indian Wars in 1763, and is the first history of North America written by a Brazilian author. An eminent Brazilian statesman, José Feliciano Fernandes Pinheiro was a minister at the Imperial Court, and a founder member and first president of the Insitituto Histórico e Geográfico do Brasil. Innocêncio IV, 321. Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 674, this first edition is rare, & Periodo Colonial, 286. A Casa Literária do Arco do Cego (1799-1801), 62. Rodrigues 985. Sacramento Blake IV, p. 417. Sabin 62955.

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        Jongste en echte berigten betrekkelijk Tombuctoo en eenige andere nog onbezochte deelen der binnenlanden van Afrika.Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp en Zoon, 1818. 8vo. With a folding engraved map (30.5 x 37.5 cm) of North Africa with the routes of Mugo Park and Robert Adams highlighted in colour. Contemporary boards.

      - Howgego, 1800-1850, R24; NCC (4 copies); Saalmink, p. 31. First Dutch edition of Adam's The narrative of Robert Adams, (1816). Robert Adams, an American sailor whose real name was Benjamin Rose, sailed in the Charles on a trading voyage along the west coast of Africa. Somewhere near Cape Blanc the ship struck ground, and after the crew had struggled ashore they were immediately taken prisoner by some 30 Moors. The prisoners were taken into the interior of Mauritania, and after the party had reached a hilly village, they were assaulted by a company of black Africans. Both the Moors and the captives were imprisoned and subsequently taken to the King in Timbuktu, where they arrived in February 1811. Adams describes Timbuktu and its inhabitants at length. Timbuktu wasn't the thriving metropolis it was made out to be, but a small city with no walls, and houses made of clay and grass.Spine slightly damaged. In very good condition, untrimmed leaving all deckles intact.

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        Farbige signierte Original Aquarell-Bleistift-Zeichnung eines kleinen Blumenstraußes auf Vellum. / Bouquet de fleurs: Flower-Bouquet: Drawing-Watercolor, signed in pencil, at vellum

      Das kleine Blumenbukett aus weißen, roten und blauen Blumen ( u.a. Glockenblumen ( bell flowers, blue bell and white bell ), die rote Blüte im Zentrum wohl eine große Rhododendron-Blüte ) im reinen Bildmaß 14 x 20 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Blattgröße: 18 x 25 cm. Auf Vellum. Rechts untenstehend in Bleistift mit *P.J. Redouté * signiert, undatiert ( wohl um 1800 1820 ). Das Blatt fest auf einem anderen, größeren Trägerblatt montiert. Die Zeichnung / Aquarell von farbfrischer Erhaltung, die Originalzeichnung im weißen Außenrand gering fleckig bzw. fingerfleckig. Das Trägerblatt stärker stockfleckig im Außenrand.

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        Votivtafel in kleiner Altarform für Errettung bei Sturz vom Kirchendach

      Detailreiche Votivtafel in Öl auf Holztafel mit untenstehendem beschreibenden Text: * Sebastian Fella stürzte vom Kirchendach sampt seinen Gerüst, durch Anrufung seines Namenspatrons aber auf einen Sandhaufen ist er dadurch unbeschädigt geblieben. Im Jahr Christ 1800. * Mit ornamentaler Bordüre und Portikus, Gesamtgröße 30 x 26,5 cm. Von guter Erhaltung. - selten - ( Gewicht 700 Gramm ) Votivtafeln sind Dankbilder für die Erhörung eines Gebetes( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        BAD NENNDORF., "Gegend von Nenndorf gegen Abend". Gesamtansicht.

      Altkol. Umrißradierung von Anton Wilhelm Strack, um 1800, 21,5 x 31 cm. Die seltene Ansicht zeigt die Galerie, das große Logierhaus, das Badehaus, die Arkade, den Pavillion seiner Majestät sowie Stallungen und Remisenhaus. Die Gebäude sind im Himmel originellerweise mit kleinen Vogelandeutungen markiert und im unteren Rand erklärt. - Mit Widmung an den Erbprinzen Wilhelm von Hessen-Cassel. - An drei Seiten auf die getuschte Einfassungslinie geschnitten. Feines Altkolorit. - Sehr selten. Niedersachsen

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        Mollusques Méditeranéens première partie. Céphalopodes de la Méditerranée. Genoa, imprimerie des Sourds-Muets, [1847]-1851. Large 4to (35.5 x 27.5 cm). With 45 (numbered as 41) lithographed plates (44 chromolithographed), by Armanino after Verany. Unbound, uncut and deckles intact, with separate uncut original tinted lithographed wrappers. In modern cloth box.

      - BMC NH, p. 2203 (41 plates); Brunet V, col. 1128 (43 plates); Nissen, ZBI 4246 (43 plates); cf. Fredj & Meinardi, l'Ange & l'orchidée, pp. 44-47. First and only edition of a beautifully illustrated work on the cephalopods of the Mediterranean by the famous French naturalist Jean Baptiste Vérany (1800-1865), this copy with the plates printed on heavy coated paper. It's the first and only published part of a larger series on the molluscs of Mediterranean Mollusques Méditeranéens.This copy has 45 lithographed plates instead of the usual 43 and includes in addition to the 41 numbered plates, three 'bis' plates (7, 12 and 13) and a variant of plate 39, with a few different details. The plates are printed on heavy coated paper, instead of the normal paper of other copies, which makes the illustrations stand out very well.Text foxed, the first plate with a few minor spots and the separate wrappers with a few small tears. Very good copy of a beautifully illustrated work.

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        Voyages de mr. le chevalier Chardin, en Perse, et autres lieux de l'Orient.Amsterdam, J. L. de Lorme, 1711. 10 volumes. 12mo. With an engraved frontispiece portrait of Johannes Chardin, 1 engraved map, 79 engraved folding plates and 6 letterpress folding tables. Contemporary half morocco, gold-tooled spine.

      - Atabey 219; Howgego, to 1800, C102; STCN (4 copies). First complete edition of the famous voyages of Jean Chardin in Persia and other Eastern countries. Jean Chardin (1643-1713) was the son of a wealthy Parisian jeweller. Since he was bent on travelling to the East, he proposed to his father to go and set up a diamond-trade with the East. On his first trip in 1665 he travelled through Persia and to Isfahan, the Persian capital. There he gained access to the court of Shah Abbas II, to whom he became the personal merchant jeweller. After extensive travelling through Persia, studying the religion and culture, he returned to Paris in 1670. Later in 1671 Chardin left again for the East and, meeting with many difficulties and dangers, took two years to reach Persia by way of Constantinople and Southern Russia. From Persia he proceeded to India and returned to France by way of the Cape of Good Hope in 1677. Among the numerous fine engravings are folding views of Tiflis, Erivan, Isfahan, Persepolis, etc., and some beautiful plates of architecture and costumes.Each volume with an amorial bookplate on pastedown. Binding rubbed along the extremities, some volumes are slightly cracked at the hinge. Leaves slightly browned, some occasional minor spots and a few owner's notes in pencil. Overall a very good copy.

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        A journey into Siberia . containing an account of the manners and customs of the Russians, the present state of their empire; with the natural history, and geographical descriptions of their country .London, T. Jeffreys, 1770. 4to. With folding map (26.5 x 51.5 cm), partly hand-coloured, and 9 etched plates (1 folding, 8 full-page). Modern sprinkled calf.

      - Cat. Russica C495; ESTC T70180; Howgego, to 1800, C101; not in Chavanne. The first English edition. Abbé Jean Chappe d'Auteroche, a French astronomer, was sent to Siberia to observe the transit of Venus, which was due in June 1761 and had great scientific importance, since it could be used to estimate the size of the solar system. From St Petersburg Chappe d'Auteroche sledged to Tobolosk, where he spent several months, observing the transit and carrying out a large number of scientific measurements. After his return he published his Voyage en Siberie (1768). It describes Siberia's geography, natural history, and the culture of its inhabitants, and sharply condemns Russia's political regime.The plates show native inhabitants in their respective dress, and a view with Russian sledges.Some staining. A very good copy.

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        Aesopi Phrygii Fabulae graecae latine conversae - BODONI in FOLIO Massimo

      1800. ANTICHI E DI PREGIO " AESOPI FABULAE Aesopi Phrygii Fabulae graecae latine conversae. Parmae : Ex Regio Typographeo, 1800. [6], 176, [4] p. ; in Folio Imperiale: 47 cm. RARISSIMO : in ICCU è presente un solo Esemplare  e nella versione in 4°: nessun Esemplare in Folio nelle biblioteche Italiane !!! Caratteri latini e greci. Il testo è in greco, affiancato dalla traduzione in latino, su due colonne per pagina. Elegante legatura in pelle marrone, con piatti recanti una cornicetta in oro e dorso con 5 nervi in rilievo, titolo e filetti in oro. Lievi segni di usura sui bordi. Risguardi e c. di guardia ant. e post. sono in carta marmorizzata. Bell'esemplare completo e in ottimo stato di conservazione. Il formato grande e inconsueto conferisce alla pubblicazione un maggiore pregio. L'opera contiene una raccolta delle più belle favole di Esopo, celebre scrittore greco antico che visse nel VI sec. a.C., all'epoca di Creso e Pisistrato e divenne famoso per le sue favole, tramandate fino ad oggi. Per altre foto, scrivetemi privatamente: la mia mail è in fondo alla pagina. In Folio massimo (cm 47 x 32 x 4 di spessore). OPERA  COMPLETA !!! GRAN  BELL' ESEMPLARE  !!!"

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        Autograph letter, signed, to Jean Joseph Marcel].[Paris?, 28 August, ca.1832/35]. Folded leaf (12.5 x 9.9 cm). In French. 2 pp. text.

      - Cf. Howgego, 1800-1850, D34-D35. Letter by the famed French Pacific explorer and naval officer Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842) to Mr. "Marcel", most likely Jean Joseph Marcel, a scholar-printer who accompanied Napoleon to Egypt. Dumont thanks him for sending the "Tchong-Young", a Confucian text known in English as Zhong Yong and part of the famous Sishu. Dumont further mentions a "Medhurst", most likely Walter Henry Medhurst's Dictionary of the Hok-Keën dialect of the Chinese language (Macau, 1832). With a small advertisement for an edition of Dumont's Voyage autour du monde tipped in. Two corners cut off, not affecting text. In good condition.

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        Relation de l'enlevement du navire Le Bounty.Paris, Firmin Didot; Amsterdam, Gabriel Dufour, 1790. 8vo. With 3 engraved folding charts, including a large chart showing the route of the voyage (16 x 55 cm), a folding chart of "Bligh's islands" (the Fiji Islands) and chart of the north-east coast of "New Holland" (Australia). Contemporary half tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      - Ferguson 73; O'Reilly & Reitman 542; cf. Hill 132-139; Howgego, to 1800, B107; Wantrup 6 & pp. 128-129. First edition in French, of William Bligh's account of his voyage to Tahiti as commander of the Bounty, of the mutiny on board the ship and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew in a small boat, "one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history" (Hill). In 1787, the English naval officer William Bligh (1754-1817), who had accompanied Captain Cook on his third voyage to the Pacific, was sent off to the Pacific for the purpose of introducing breadfruit trees from the South Sea Islands to the West Indies as cheap food for the slaves. After spending five months at Tahiti, he set sail for the Caribbean by way of Tonga, where the famous mutiny took place. Bligh and 18 of his men were set adrift in the ship's small launch boat and made a remarkable voyage to Timor, more than 6.5 kilometres away. "In the course of this hazardous journey Bligh took the opportunity to chart and name parts of the unknown north-east coast of New Holland [= Australia] as he passed along it" (Wantrup).With library stamp on flyleaf. Prominent waterstain throughout in the lower margin, affecting two of the maps, one map restored and all maps somewhat foxed. Fair copy. Binding slightly soiled and worn at the foot of the front board, otherwise still good.

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        Historis journael van de voyage gedaen met 3 schepen uyt Zeelant naer d'Oost-Indien onder het beleyt van den commandeur Joris van Spilbergen, syn eerste reyse. In den jare 1601. 1602. 1603. 1604. Als meede beschrijvinge van de tweede voyage ghedaen met 12 schepen na d'Oost-Indien onder den admirael Steven vander Hagen. Amsterdam, Joost Hartgers, 1648. 4to. With a woodcut of 2 ships on the title-page and a folding engraved plate with 6 illustrations (each about 8 x 9 cm). Modern brown goatskin.

      - Alden & Landis 648/181 (5 copies); Howgego, to 1800, S158; Sabin 89448; STCN (5 copies); Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 198. Account of the famous first voyage to the East Indies by the German naval officer in Dutch service, Joris van Spilbergen (1558-1620), first published in 1605. Appended are Potanus's description of Java (pp. 57-61) and, with its own drop-title, an account of Steven vander Hagen's second voyage to the East Indies (pp. 62-96), first published in 1606. Funded by the entrepreneur Balthasar de Moucheron, Spilbergen left for the East Indies with three ships: Het Lam (the lamb), De Ram (the ram) and Het Schaap (the sheep). He sailed from Veere in Zeeland on 5 May 1601. In November he rounded the Cape of Good Hope to reach Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in May 1602. Until September the fleet was anchored at Batticaloa on Ceylon's east coast where Spilbergen negotiated with the king of Kandi, promising him military assistance against the Portuguese. Between September 1602 and March 1603 he was at Banda Atjeh, in Sumatra, negotiating with the sultan and hunting for Portuguese ships. In February 1603 ships of the newly founded Dutch East India Company arrived at Atjeh and were joined by Spilbergen's fleet. After spending the summer of 1603 at Bantam in Java, Spilbergen returned to Holland with his two remaining ships, arriving at Vlissingen on 24 March 1604.In 1603 the VOC appointed Steven vander Hagen to lead a voyage to the East Indies, which sailed in December 1603 with twelve heavily armed vessels taking about 1200 men. His instructions were to attack the Portuguese trading ports in India, take Malacca, and expell the Spanish from the Moluccas. Also with Vander Hagen's fleet was the yacht Duyfken under command of Willem Jansz., who was to discover Australia in 1606. In September 1605 Vander Hagen sailed for Holland leaving the Duyfken and another vessel in the Indies for further exploration, and leaving three manned forts in the Spice Islands.With a small tear in the folding plate, slightly affecting the background of 1 illustration, and faint marginal water stains in a few leaves, but generally in good condition.

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        Fragmente einer Geologie und Klimatologie Asiens. Aus dem Französischen mit Anmerkungen, einer Karte und einer Tabelle vermehrt. Berlin, J.A. List (colophon: printed by A. Petsch), 1832. 8vo. With 2 lithographed folding maps, the first showing the relevant part of Asiatic Russia and the second a map of the northern hemisphere in polar projection with isotherms, and a folding letterpress table. Contemporary half cloth with embossed decoration, marbled sides.

      - Goedeke VI, p. 263, no. 25; cf. Howgego, 1800-1850, H37; Ward 1139 (French ed.); Zittel, p. 67. First and only edition of the enlarged German translation of the geological and mineralogical results of Alexander von Humboldt's journey through Asiatic Russia, including the Ural mountains, Siberia and the Altai Mountains. In 1829 Humboldt went on an expedition at the request of Tsar Nicolas of Russia, into the Asiatic regions of the Russian empire "to ascertain the immense natural resources of the empire in the interest of promoting the growth of a national industry" (Howgego). After his return Humboldt composed a series of memoires, concerning geography, volcanic geology and climatology, which were read before the Academy of Sciences of Berlin and the Institute of France in the years 1830 and 1831. From these memoires the work Fragmens de geìologie et de climatologie Asiatiques was published in 1831, also including two chapters by Julius Klaproth on the Altai Mountains and the volcanos of China, Japan and other parts of Asia. The present German translation by Julius Loewenberg adds a new introduction, two maps (although the title speaks of "einer Karte" a printed note above the imprint says "Mit zwei Karten"), a table, and several comments.With pencil annotations and underscoring, some foxing, and the binding a bit rubbed. Good copy.

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        Description des cataractes et du canal de Trollhätta en Suède; avec un précis historique.Stockholm, Charles Delén, 1804. 4to. With an aquatint title-page and 12 aquatint plates, including 1 map, all drawn and engraved by the author. Contemporary grey-blue wrappers.

      - Brunet V, col. 408; Myren, "Det äldre Trollhättan i konsten", Historia och Historier om "Stranna" XI, pp. 3-32. First and only edition in the original French, of a richly illustrated description of the waterfall, locks and canal near Trollhättan in Sweden. Although spectacular, the waterfalls were a great obstacle in the transport of wood from Lake Vänern in the interior of Sweden, to the port of Gothenburg. To navigate the cataracts a canal was cut through solid rock. At the opening in 1800, eight locks could raise and lower a ship 32 meters, making it finally possible to sail past Trollhättan without reloading goods on horse-carts. The waterfall, canal and sluices became, and still are, a popular destination for tourists, providing a market for this description written and illustrated by count Anders Skjöldebrand (1757-1834). The book describes the countryside, culture and feats of engineering near Tröllhattan, starting with the etymology of the city's name and ending with a critique of the current state of the engineering works. A table gives the amount that passed the sluices in 1800-1802.Browned and foxed throughout, especially the plates, with waterstains at the top and bottom corners. Spine tattered, with the final gathering and back cover partly loose; otherwise a good copy.

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        Epistle from the Marquis De La Fayette to General Washington [First Edition, Pamphlet Bound in 3/4 leather] In Verse By George Hamilton, Minister of Gladsmuir, Scotland *

      Mundell & Son, Edinburgh 1800 - This 32pp. pamphlet bound in 3/4 maroon leather, gilt stamped w/black boards. Replaced Title page & analysis page [33], [blank] and back cover are copies from the Library of Congress. Copies are black w/white text. From negative photocopies or from microfiche. (With library of Congress stamp bottom right and authors name hand written on top and center of title). * Note = Authorship, by some, is given to Anne Bannerman, a scottish poet and Marquis De La Fayette. Both library of Congress and Sabin name George Hamilton as the First Edition author. All early titles have the same date,1800. More like kind British & American titles = abebooks> booksellers> amber unicorn> keyword = brit. Size: 12mo 7-1/4 x 4-1/2 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Christuskind mit dem Hl. Geist] - "Je suis a mon bien aime: Et mon bien Aime Est a Moy. - Vous Etes Mon Unique Colombe, Ma Cherie. Mon Elüe, Ma Belle, Ma Parfaitte, Mon Amie."

      o.O., -, o. J. [um ?] 1800 - Orig. Gouache-Aquarellzeichnung. ca.16 x 12,8 cm [Blatt]. Nahezu perfekt erhaltenes Pergamentbildchen des späten 18. bzw. frühen 19. Jahrhunderts. Rückseite unbeschrieben. - Rand alt beschnitten, geringe Gbrsp.

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        Perkins's Metallic Tractors, a family remedy, for the relief of topical diseases of the human body, and of horses

      London: George Cooke, n.d. (1800?). FIRST EDITION. Very good antiquarian condition. 8vo. [4] pp. Recent sympathetic wrappers. Apparently unrecorded advertisement for Metallic Tractors, a quack medical device invented by the author's father, Dr. Elisha Perkins. Our copy bears a number of lengthy contemporary annotations which expand upon the supposed health benefits that are described in the text. On p. [4]: "Benjamin Douglas Perkins, the proprietor and patentee." Imprint from foot of p. [4]; date inferred from the publication date of the title described on p. [1] as just published "The efficacy of Perkins's patent metallic tractors" by Benjamin Douglas Perkins. London: Published by J. Johnson [...], Wright [...], Darton and Harvey [...], Ogilvy and Son [...], 1800. Testimonials on p. [2] and [3] dated 1800. No other copy is recorded. Wellcome has a closely related pamphlet which appeared under the title "The Family remedy, or, Perkins's Metallic Tractors."

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        PETERSBURG., "Prospect der Rußischen Residenz Stadt Petersburg nebst der Insel Retusar". Blick über die Insel auf die Stadt.

      Kupferstich, um 1800, 18 x 31,5 cm. Die sehr seltene Darstellung mit einer kleinen Kartusche links unten mit Erklärungen A - D. - Gering gebräunt und mit geglätteten Faltspuren. Europa, Rußland

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