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        Histoire abrégée des Insectes

      Paris: Delalain, 1800. 2 vols: (4), xxviii, 556; (4), 744, 22 folding hand-col engraved plates, folding table. Hardback. Rebacked in qtr. calf, spines gilt tooled, marbled boards. Occasional spotting; some light offsetting to plates; old water stain to inner blank corner of plates to vol. 2, not affecting printed image; final plate with some browning. A very good set.Book plates of the Swedish entomologist Frithiof Nordström (1882-1971). 4th edition. Rare, particularly with plates hand-coloured.[Horn-Schenkling: 7523; Nissen ZBI: 1522]

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        Reisen in Afrika, Egypten und Syrien. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen versehen von M. C. Sprengel.

      Weimar, Industrie-Comptoir, 1800. - 8°, circa 20,3 x 12,8 cm. 2 Bll., XVI, 540 SS., 1 gefaltete Karte Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung und zwei Rückenschildern Ibrahim-H. I, 91; Kainbacher 60; Henze I, 372. Bibliothek der neuesten und wichtigsten Reisebeschreibungen, Bd. 1. - Eine der beiden ersten, im gleichen Jahr erschienenen deutschen Ausgaben. Browne war der Entdecker Darfurs, durch seinen Bericht erhielt man erste Aufschlüsse über Klima, Mineralien, Tiere und Pflanzen, Regierungsform, Geschichte, Sitten und Gebräuche der Bewohner etc. Die Route seiner Reisen verlief von Alexandrien durch verschiedene Stationen in Aegypten, dann in den Sudan mit den langen Kapiteln über Darfur, schliesslich Jerusalem und andere Teile Palästinas, Syrien mit Beschreibungen von Aleppo und Damaskus. - Exemplar aus der Bibliothek der fränkischen Adelsfamilie von Fechenbach mit zwei alten Besitzvermerken und Wappenstempel. "- Etwas gebräunt, wenig stockig, meist recht sauber. Etwas berieben, hübsch gebunden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Engelske capitainens Wilhelm Blighs resa, genom Södra Werlds-Hafvet, tolf hundrade sjömil i öpen bät, frän Tofoa till Timor. Including: Nyaste tidningar frän Otahiti. Uppsala, Joh. Edmans Enka, 1792. 12mo. Contemporary blue stiff paper wrappers.

      - Ferguson 129; O'Reilly & Reitman 554; WorldCat (5 copies); cf. Hill 132; Howgego, to 1800, B107; Wantrup, pp. 128-129. Rare first and only edition of the abridged Swedish translation of William Bligh's account of his voyage to Tahiti as commander of the Bounty, of the mutiny onboard 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).It includes an additional chapter dealing with Captain William Sever's visit to the Society Islands in 1788 (an abridgement in Swedish of chapter 20 of Stockdale's Botany Bay, 1789) and some notes on Tahiti by the translator Samuel Ödmann.With bookplate and owner's inscription. Only a few minor spots and the spine partly tattered. Very good, wholly untrimmed, copy.

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        Lyrical Ballads, with other poems. 2 vols. Vol. I: 2nd edn; Vol. II: FIRST EDITION, '1st issue'.

      T.N. Longman & O. Rees. 1800 Without half titles as issued. Vol. I with three tiny unobtrusive paper flaws at I1, K1, & L3. Contemp. half calf, spines with horizontal bands & devices in gilt, maroon leather labels; spines sl. darkened with sl. rubbing to extremities, but a v.g. well-preserved set.ESTC T146537. Wise (Two Lake Poets) pp6-8. Vol. I, The second edition; Vol. II FIRST EDITION, 'first issue'. Includes The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The Foster-Mother's Tale, The Nightingale, The Dungeon & Love by Coleridge, who failed to complete Christabel for Vol. II. Wordsworth's important Preface giving 'a systematic defence of the theory upon which the poems were written' first appears here - a preface he had been 'prevailed upon by Coleridge to write'. Vol. II was issued without an edition statement, as most of the material contained was entirely new. Collated with John Edwin Wells, Lyrical Ballads 1800: Cancel Leaves (PMLA 53, March 1938). He suggests it is better to 'discard the term "issue" in speaking of either of the volumes', ... as it is 'difficult to be positive regarding priority of states where variations between copies occur'. He concludes that, of more than 90 volumes he has examined, 'no fixed combinations of the variants occur'. This is his 'ordinary' copy of Vol. I, with p[v]/vi a cancel leaf. It was inserted in all but a very few copies, removing mention of the poem Christabel which Coleridge had not been able to finish in time for publication. Wells identifies two variants of the cancel leaf, identical in wording, but with either 'first' or 'First' on the first line of p[v]; this is the 'First' variant. Of the 44 copies of the first volume Wells examined, 16 had 'first' and 28 had 'First'. The whole of signature I is also cancelled (Wells' State 3), with no stub or any sign of paste, and the correct spelling 'to' and 'been' on p137. Vol. II is also the 'ordinary' copy, with a 3-item errata on p[228] and fifteen lines of Michael omitted on p210. The poem was left incomplete in error, the printer not noticing the existence of the last fifteen lines of text which were written on a 'page by themselves'. Cancel leaves were printed for pp209-210, completing the unfinished poem, but these appear to have been printed after the volume had been distributed and have only been recorded in a handful of copies. A similarly scarce errata leaf was printed, revised to give a list of 27 amendments. This copy of vol. II has the variants 'Oft I had heard ...' and 'She dwelt on a wild Moor,' on p64; Wordsworth later revised these lines to read 'Oft had I heard ...' and 'She dwelt on a wide Moor'.

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        ????

      (circa1800). Large coloured manuscript map of Ezo, modern day Hokkaido, showing the northeastern tip of Honshu in green, Manchuria as a large landmass along the lower border, and the island of Sakhalin. The Russian territory of Kamchatska is shown in orange. 51.5 x 92.5cm. Dark paper strip along edges. Chop at upper left corner. Folds into card covers measuring 13 x 23cm, card folder worn and insect damaged, title label in Japanese. Small holes at some folds, a little very minor insect damage, some offsetting of ink. A good copy. The controversial Japanese book and five accompanying maps, 'Sangoku tsüran zusetsu' published in 1785, describes the geography and customs of three countries - Kankoku (Korea), Yezo or Ezo (present day Hokkaido), and Ryükyü (present day Okinawa). At the time of its publication Ha Yezo was only partially occupied by the Tokugawa government and although from 1609 Ryükyü was in reality under the control of the Shimazu clan in Satsuma (present Kagoshima Prefecture), the Shimazu clan allowed it to be an independent country superficially. Among the five maps published to accompany Sangoku tsüran yochi (General Route Map of Three Countries), is this map of Japan and its neighbouring countries which this manuscript map is a copy of. The other four maps are: a map of Ryükyü (???

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        A NATURAL HISTORY OF QUADRUPEDS to which is prefixed The History of Tommy Trip and his dog Jowler. Embellished with Eight Elegant copper Plate Cuts. Price Sixpence.

      52 pages. No date [circa 1800]. Engraved frontispiece; vignette on title, and seven full page plates, each bearing two engravings. Original wrappers with mounted label on upper panel. 124 x 80 mm. Lacks lower third of label; covers a little rubbed and worn at corners; else a very good copy of a rare title. Not recorded by Roscoe and Brimmell, but Copac lists two copies: National Library of Scotland and Indiana.

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        ??????????? [Muninjima daisho? hachiju?yozan no zu] [Map of over eighty large and small islands of Muninjima].

      (circa1800). Colour manuscript map measuring 27 x 70cm, folds into card covers 18 x 13.5cm. A little soiled along central vertical fold, small holes at folds, card covers worn and insect damaged. Good copy. This manuscript map shows the Ogasawarra or Bonin Islands is from the controversial Japanese book with its five accompanying maps, 'Sangoku tsüran zusetsu' published in 1785, which describes the geography and customs of three countries - Kankoku (Korea), Yezo or Ezo (present day Hokkaido), and Ryükyü (present day Okinawa). At the time of its publication Ezo was only partially occupied by the Tokugawa government and although from 1609 Ryükyü was in reality under the control of the Shimazu clan in Satsuma (present Kagoshima Prefecture), the Shimazu clan allowed it to be an independent country superficially. Among the five maps published to accompany Sangoku tsüran yochi (General Route Map of Three Countries), is this map of Japan and its neighbouring countries which this manuscript map is a copy of. The other four maps are: a map of Ryükyü (???

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        Peinture d'histoire

      1800. Original Ink Henri Pille representing a historical scene, preserved in matte board and gilt wood frame.Figure appreciated the Montmartre art world whose work is developed through history paintings and genre scenes often tinged with humor, Pille is best known as a designer pen. It performs numerous illustrations for publishing, especially in the Alphonse Lemerre editor and contributor to magazines and newspapers such as The Courier French, Le Rire, Le Monde illustrated, Le Procope, newscasters, The Amusing Journal, Life Modern, The Thief or The Little French illustrated. He published the drawings in the journal of the cabaret Le Chat Black and participated in the design of silhouettes for shows his shadow theater. In his letters to his brother Theo, Vincent van Gogh repeatedly expressed his admiration for the work of Henri Pille he met during his stay in Paris between May 1875 and March 1876. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!(circa 1880) 21,5x35cm (dessin) 42x58cm (cadre) une feuille sous marie-louise et cadre

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

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

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        An Inquiry into the Modus Operandi of that Class of Medicines Called Sedatives ... Submitted, as an inaugual Dissertation ... to the University of Pennsylvania ... for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine

      Philadelphia: Way & Groff, 1800. First edition. 34pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Disbound and resewn. Apart from some staining, a very good copy. First edition. 34pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The author argues that the class of medicines commonly known as 'sedatives' are actually stimulants.He considers the likes of digitalis, opium, nitre, and saccharum.Scarce: OCLC locates 5 copies. Evans 36942

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        Leçons d'anatomie comparée.

      Paris , Baudouin, puis Genets, an VIII-XIV, 1800-1805. ____ Première édition de l'ouvrage qui a fondé l'anatomie comparée. Elle a été publiée par C. Duméril pour les deux premiers volumes et par G. L. Duvernoy pour les suivants. Illustré par 7 grandes planches dépliantes et 52 planches hors-texte gravées. Bel exemplaire. Norman 565. Nissen 1008. ***** First edition. "Cuvier played a leading part in the development of paleontology and stimulated the study of comparative anatomy. He ranks with von Baer as one of the founders of modern morphology. Vols. 1-2 ed. by C. Duméril, and vols. 3-5 ed. by G.L. Duvernoy, but Cuvier took full responsibility for the contents of this work." Garrison & Morton 311. Very fine copy. 5 volumes in-8. [198 x 119 mm] Collation : (4), XXXI, (1), 521, (3), 9 tableaux sur 7 feuillets dépl./(4), XVI, 697, (3)/(4), XXVIII, 558, (2)/(4), XII, 539, (3)/(4), VII, (1), 368 pp., 52 pl. Demi-basane marron, étiquette de titre orange et de tomaison verte, dos orné, tranches jaunes. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        A LECTURE UPON THE ALPHABET.

      32 leaves, the first (the title-page) with engraved imprint on the verso, 'Midsummer day 1800.', the remainder with a copper-engraved illustration on one side and text on the other. Pink paper-covered boards with mounted labels to each cover. Twenty-four of the engravings illustrate the letter of the alphabet, the remaining seven illustrate simple lines of text and vowels etc. Book size: 5.5 x 4.5 cm's. Covers rubbed and a little soiled; spine worn at head and heel; ownership name on title. This title could be bought individually or as part of The infant's own book-case.Darton G563(1). Extremely rare.

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        The Ship Owner's Manual . . . Containing a General System of the Maritime Laws . . . with Several New Adjudged Law Cases, and Abstracts of the Most Important Acts; Among Which are the Navigation Acts, Smuggling Acts, Manifest Act [etc.]. Eighth Edition

      A rare, provincially printed, highly practical work (not to be confused with the London printed "Shipmaster's Assistant"), treating of demurrage, insurance, bottomry, salvage, average, and arbitration, inter alia, with much on law and legislation. Contemporary mottled sheep, rubbed, front joint cracked but holding, else quite clean and usable, the Taussig copy; no copy in ESTC, two in OCLC. Printed, in Gateshead, by and for D. Akenhead and Sons [etc.], Newcastle upon Tyne, 1800.

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        THE ASIATIC PRINCESS. Dedicated, by Permission, to Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Wales. By Mrs. Pilkington.

      Two volumes bound as one as issued. ix, [1 blank, [2 ad's], 167. Vi, [2 blank] 141 pages. Engraved frontispiece to volume I. Original red sheep gilt, over marbled boards. 14.5 x 9.2 cm. First edition. Spine splitting, but firm; stamped name on half-title of volume worn; binding rubbed and worn; else a very good, clean copy.

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        Icones Cimicum descriptionibus illustratae. Fasc. 1-5

      Erlangen: J.J. Palm, 1800-1811. (ii), viii, 214, 20 fine hand-coloured, engraved plates. Hardback. Cont. paper-covered boards, rubbed, worn to edgescorners, spine chipped; leather title-piece to spine, speckled edges. Paper sligthly browned in places, plates clean. Vg Latin edition (A German edition 'Abbildungen der Wanzen' was also published at the same dates). Five parts in one (complete), each with title-page. Plates by the author, engraved by J. Sturm. Pages i-viii precede Fasc. 5. Rare, particularly with plates hand-coloured. Wolff, who was a physician, died of fever in 1806 at the age of 28. The final part, which he had already prepared, was published by his father in 1811.[Hagen II, p. 294; Horn-Schenkling 24336; Nissen ZBI 4439]

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        THE HISTORY OF TOM NODDY AND HIS SISTER SUE. Containing Variety of entertaining Adventures. Embellished with Cuts. (Price Two Pence.)

      Circa 1800/01. 41, [42], [3 book list] pages. Wood-engraved pastedown frontispiece with verse beneath, and fifteen other cuts within the text. Original Dutch floral wrappers. 10.2x6.4 cm. Trimmed clumsily on a few leaves with the loss of the odd letter. Small pinhole running through blank margins; else a fine copy of a very rare book. No copy in Osborne, Oppenheimer or Gumuchian. Not found in the online British Library catalogue or Copac

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

      viii, (1), 10 - 422pp. book list. Pastedown wood-engraved frontispiece with verse beneath, and sixteen cuts within the text. Original Dutch floral wrappers. 10.x6.5 cm.Slight cropping to title of frontispiece; small pin hole running through blank margins; corner turned over on one leaf with the excess paper from an original production fault. Else a near fine copy of a rare book. Not found in the online British Library catalogue or Copac.

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        THE FAMOUS HISTORY OF TOM THUMB Wherein is declared, his marvellous Acts of Manhood. Full of Wonder and Merriment.

      Part the first, second and third bound as one chapbook within the wrappers of part the first. Each part 24 pages. Illustrated with woodcuts throughout. Original buff printed wrappers with cut to upper and embellishments to lower wrapper. Re-backed at some time; cover somewhat soiled; else very good.

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        LONDON INSTRUCTOR.

      26 ivory discs, contained in a cylinder with a pictorial lid, titled, 'London Instructor,' each disc, 3.3 cm's [1?] in diameter, bearing an upper case letter of the alphabet on one side, and an engraved and coloured illustration on the other. No manufacturer's name. Circa 1800/1820. Case height 6.2 cm [2 7/16]. Couple of chips to the thread, else an excellent set. Extremely rare.

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        Letters written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to his son...

      London: John Nichols, 1800. Four volumes, octavo; title pages with armorial ownership stamp; in a fine contemporary binding of tree calf, flat spines gilt, double morocco labels. A most attractive set of this famous book. Chesterfield (1694-1773) is chiefly remembered as the author of these famous Letters, begun in 1737 and written almost daily as a method of educating his (extraordinarily uncouth) son, and published after their writer's death by the son's widow, Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope. 'Recognised as the most brilliant aristocrat since the Restoration Wits', Chesterfield 'still lives as a synonym for polished manners and full assured worldliness', and the letters are replete with sensible, facilely expressed instruction, especially in terms of what constitutes good breeding (Day).This set is in remarkably good condition, looking much as it must have done when first published. Small tear affecting just five letters of text, a few spots but an excellent set, fresh and clean.

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         Mécanique philosophique ou analyse raisonnée des diverses parties de la science de l'équilibre et du mouvement

      Paris, de l'imprimerie de la République, An VIII, (1800) in 4°, de 2ff. VIIpp. 477pp. 1f., demi-percaline grise moderne, mouillures en marge int. et restauration en marge du feuillet d'errata in fine. Edition originale, tirée à part du Journal de l'Ecole Polytechnique (tome III, 7e et 8e cahiers). C'est en 1794 que Prony s'implique aux côtés de Monge dans la création de l'Ecole Polytechnique. Lagrange et Prony sont chargés en commun des cours de Mécanique, mais c'est Prony qui en occupe le plus souvent la chaire. Cet ouvrage majeur, conçu sous forme synoptique, reprend l'essentiel des cours dispensés alors par Prony, et il servira tout au long du XIXe siècle. Initialement prévu en 5 parties, les deux dernières annoncées au verso du titre n'ont jamais paru. ¶ Sotheran n°3844: "The author was one of the first to apply to practical purposes the discoveries and progressin theoretical mechanics made during the second half of the XVIII Century, and was the inventor of a frictional dynamometer known by his name." - DSB XI/p. 164 "(Prony) proposed to do for mechanics what Fourcroy had done for chemistry in Philosophie chimique (1792), namely to give a taxonomy of the theorems of mechanics..."- Bibliotheca mechanica p. 268/70

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        Death of Captain Cook.

      London? circa, 1800. Engraving, 16.5 x 22 cm. (image size), a good strong impression, mounted. An unusual version of the famous scene at Kealakekua Bay, in a very good impression.Although the original image on which this is loosely based is clearly that of Webber, the engraving bears close comparison with the version of the scene first published by the engraver Alexander Hogg in 1784, and included in the important compendium edited by George William Anderson, A New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World (see Forbes 61). Given that the "Anderson" was much re-issued and copied, it is possible that this print originally derives from one of the later editions. Tightly clipped not affecting image and retaining central caption.

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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)...to 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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        DESCRIPTIO ET ADUMBRATIO PLANTARUM CLASSE CRIPTOGAMICA LINNEI, LICHENES DICUNTUR

      - 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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        SYMES (MICHAEL) RELATION DE L'AMBASSADE ANGLAISE, ENVOYEE EN 1795 DANS LE ROYAUME D'AVA OU L'EMPIRE DES BIRMANS

      F. BUISSON 1800 - SYMES (MICHAEL) RELATION DE L'AMBASSADE ANGLAISE, ENVOYEE EN 1795 DANS LE ROYAUME D'AVA OU L'EMPIRE DES BIRMANS; PAR LE MAJOR MICHEL SYMES, CHARGE DE CETTE AMBASSADE, SUIVIE D'UN VOYAGE FAIT, EN 1798, A COLOMBO, DANS L'ILE DE CEYLAN, ET A LA BAIE DE DA LAGOA, SUR LA COTE MERIDIONALE D'AFRIQUE DE LA DESCRIPTION DE L'ILE DE CARNICOBAR ET DES RUINES DE MAVALIPOURAM. PARIS (F. BUISSON) AN IX (1800) 3 VOLUMES DE TEXTE (205 x 130) ET UN ATLAS IN FOLIO (340 x 205) RELIES PLEIN BASANE EPOQUE POUR LE TEXTE, DOS LISSES ORNES, PIECES DE TITRE ET DE TOMAISON ROUGE, TRANCHES JAUNES ET DEMI BASANE EPOQUE ET COINS POUR L'ATLAS. 4FF, I, 380PP - 4FF, 396PP - 4FF, 318PP ATLAS DE 30 PLANCHES SOUS SERPENTES GRAVEES SUR CUIVRE PAR TARDIEU, DELIGNON, NIQUET ET DELVAUX DONT UNE CARTE DEPLIANTE FIGURANT DES MONASTERES, DES PALAIS, DES COSTUMES, EMBARCATIONS, DES PLANTES. DES PLANCHES MONTRANT LA MANIERE DE PRENDRE LES ELEPHANTS SAUVAGES ET DEUX AUTRES DES INDIGENES DU MOZAMBIQUE; BON EXEMPLAIRE SANS ROUSSEURS, ATLAS COINS UN PEU EMOUSSES. EDITION ORIGINALE DE LA TRADUCTION ANGLAISE, L'UNE DES PLUS ANCIENNES ET VASTE DESCRIPTION DE LA BIRMANIE AU 18° SIECLE. ONE OF THE EARLIEST DESCRIPTION OF BURMA BY AN ENGLISH OFFICER MICHAEL SYMES. 3 VOLUMES TEXT (205 x 130) AND A FOLIO ATLAS (340 x 255) FOLDING MAP AND 29 PLATES OF BUILDINGS, COSTUMES, BOTANY AND GENRE SCENEIS RELATING TO BURMA TEXTE CONTEMPORARY FULL CALF AND THE ATLAS HALF CALF. NICE COPY NO FOXINGS OR WATER STAINS. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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