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         De l'architecture des forteresses ou, De l'art de fortifier les places, et de disposer les Établissemens de tout genre, qui ont rapport à la guerre. Première Partie. Essai sur la fortification.

      Paris, Magimel 1801 - Octavo. Pp. xii, 698, (2) extended Errata. Plus 8 folding engraved plates bound at end with hundreds illustrations of various fortification designs. Hardcover, bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, 2 contrasting gilt morocco lettering-piece to spine, extremities trifle rubbed, small old shelf ticket, old military institutional stamp to verso of title. In a very good condition. Nice, clean copy. ~ First edition. The Encyclopaedia Britannica (11th edition, 1910) has described this book as "one of the more important works on the subject of fortification and siege war", and the book has been listed as such together with the works of the great fortification theoreticians Dürer, de Ville, Coehoorn, Vauban, Noizet, as well as the later writers Plessix and Legrand, Ritter von Brunner, and Delambre. Charles Francois Mandar (1757-1845). Jordan 2337. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Kameleon oder das Thier mit allen Farben. Eine Zeitschrift für Fürstentugend und Volksglück. Heft 5 u. 6 in 1 Bd (wohl die beiden letzten Hefte). Es handelt sich hier um eine Neuausgabe der Hefte 2 u. 3 von Schützens "Niedersächsischer Merkur" (zuerst 1792f.). EA unter diesem Titel.

      Köln (Hamburg?), Peter Hammer (Vollmer), 1801. - 104, 102 S. Kl.8°. Neuer Pappbd m. Kleisterpapierbezug u. Rückenschild. Etw. stockfleckig u. gebräunt; Diesch 1279 - Diesch kennt nur die Hefte 1-4 des "Kameleon", erwähnt aber den Hinweis eines Herrn Hein, daß 6 Hefte erschienen sein sollen. Diesch sagt weiter, daß Heft 4 des Kameleon identisch sei mit Heft 16 von Rebmanns Zeitschrift "Neues graues Ungeheuer". Unserem Exemplar liegen lose die Titelblätter von Heft 17 u. 18 des "Neues graues Ungeheuer, Upsala Erichson 1801" bei; die losen Titel sind mit der gleichen Type gedruckt wie die des Kameleon; laut Kawa: Rebmann, S. 657 erschien die vorliegende 3. Ausgabe der Hefte 2. u. 3 von Schütz "Niedersächsischer Merkur" gleichzeitig unter diesen beiden Titeln; mit der von A. G. F. Rebmann hg. Zeitschrift "Neues graues Ungeheuer" haben die vorliegenden Hefte nichts als den Verleger gemeinsam. Die losen Titel sind fleckig bzw. stockfleckig und angerändert. Vgl. auch Diesch 1245; enthält u.a. eine Übersetzung der Marseillaise und einiges zu bzw. von den Mainzer Jakobinern (z.B. einige Reden Wedekinds). DE

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         Il Credenziere di buon gusto.... unito con: Il Cuoco galante Quinta edizione accresciuta del trattato delle patate...

      Dalla Stamperia Orsiniana, 1801. (18,5 x 23) Due opere in una. Mezza pelle coeva con fregi e tit. in oro al dorso. Primo volume: Ritratto a piena pagina, XI, 94, (2) pp. con Imprimatur, 1 grande tav. rip. fuori testo. Secondo volume: (8) pp. compreso ritratto, 232 pp. + 2 tavv. rip. fuori testo. B.IN.G.507; Westbury p. 57

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         The Moral Legacy; or, Simple Narratives

      William Miller, London 1801 - xi, [i], 359, [1] pages. Errata printed on verso of p. 359. Uncommon novel published anonymously; a second edition was issued 1808. Cautionary tales, each in first person: The gamester; The passionate man; The passionate woman; The envious woman; The vain man; The libertine; The prodigal; The miser; The enthusiast; The adulteress. Spine professionally replaced to style with skiver leather, gilt ruled, with new label. Endpaper hinges mended. Two original free endpapers at front and at rear. Some toning to leaves, and foxing to title page, but overall very good. Binding is sound. Size: short 8vo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Assault and Taking of Seringapatam on the 4.th of May 1799. Major General Baird having divided his force into two divisions, one under the command of Colonel Sherbrooke and the other of Colonel Dunlop, the troops ascended the breach under a heavy fire, when the latter officer was severely wounded, but though vigorously opposed, both divisions, were completely successful. Dedicated by Permission To His most Gracious Majesty George III King of the United Kingdoms of Great Britain & Ireland, &c.&c.&c. By His Majesty's most dutiful servants. Anth.y Cardon & N. & S. Schiavonetti.

      1801 - London: Anthony Cardon & Luigi and Niccolo Schiavonetti, 1801. Coloured stipple engraving. 585 x 675mm. Repaired tears in margins and printer's creases. The first in a series of four plates of the siege and capture of Srirangapatna, the battle that ended the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War. It shows the melée once the East India Company troops breached the walls and entered the city. In the centre of the scene is an officer (probably Major-General David Baird, leader of the attack) with raised sword In the title is a bust portrait of General George Harris, the overall commander. Singleton's original oil sketch of the scene belonged to Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, who commanded the rear guard and was made Governor of Seringapatam and Mysore.

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         The Persian Moonshee

      Wison and Co. 1801 - Calcutta and London, 1801. 4to, later half morocco over marbled paper, 106 + 74 + 82 pp. Three works in one. Includes "The Persian Grammar," "Pleasant Stories in an Easy Style," and "Phrases and dialogues in Persian and English." The third edition, and the only one to ever appear at auction. The first two were published in Calcutta. An attractive copy in a later half morocco over marbled paper binding. Binding excellent with some rubbing at hinges. Bookplate to front pastedown. Page edges pebbled. Contents bright, though there is some worming to first and last 25 leaves or so, as well as a small dampstain to the lower corner of the last 20 leaves. Remains well preserved, bright and complete, and in very good condition overall. A quite scarce work by the Persian scholar Francis Gladwin. "Gladwin was clearly a man of wide intellectual interests?he accumulated a remarkable library?and with a passion for learning languages and for making translations, above all from Persian. Gladwin was responsible for dictionaries and vocabularies, translations of Persian histories, collections of stories and revenue accounts, treatises on medicine and rhetoric, and a Persian version of an abridgement of the biblical history. He also edited a series of miscellanies, chiefly consisting of translations." Oxford DNB. Please contact us for additional pictures or information.

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         The little sea torch: or, true guide for coasting pilots

      London: for the author by J. Debrett, 1801. First edition, folio, pp. [2], [i]-ii, [v]-vi, 144, [6]; likely original marbled boards, rebacked in gilt-paneled brown calf, original red morocco label preserved; minor spotting; a very good, sound, and attractive copy. The subscribers' list contains 171 names taking 191 copies, so the edition was likley a small one,. This copy with the engraved bookplate of Joseph Neeld, one of the subscribers. A lovely work on "how to navigate along the coasts of England, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Sicily; the isles of Malta, Corsica, Saedinia, and others in the straits; and of the coast of Barbary ... enriched with upwards of one hundred appearances of head-lands and light-houses, together with plans of principal harbours..." With 130 pages of sailing directions for and descriptions of the above named places, followed by 20 full-page hand-colored aquatints, showing views of about 125 ports, harbor entrances, and harbors. These are followed by 12 engravings with 24 hand-colored charts of harbors and seaports. The text is a translation, with revisions and additions for the British market, from the French of Bougard's Petit Flambeau de la Mer. Phillips 2852; National Maritime Museum III, 218; Abbey, England, 344.

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         Rare Antique Print-BIRD-COCK-OF-THE-ROCK-Levaillant-Barraband-1801

      1801 - Antique print, titled: 'Le Coq de roche femelle' - The female cock-of-the-rock. Description: From: "Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux de Paradis et des Rolliers, suivi de celles des Toucans et des Barbus", by Francois Levaillant, first published in two volumes from 1801-1806.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Gremillier' after 'Jacques Barraband'. Jacques Barraband (Aubusson 1767 - Lyon 1809). Barraband was a French zoological and botanical illustrator, renowned for his accurate depictions of tropical and exotic birds. Between 1801 and 1804, Barraband was commissioned directly by Napoleon Bonaparte to produce the watercolours after which these engravings are made. Engraver: various engravers have worked on these plates. Colour etching/engraving with hand colouring and gum heightening on wove paper. Anonymous. Good, given age. Some overall foxing. Paper edges irregular with occasional small tears and chipping not effecting image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 15.8 x 23.1 cm. The image size is ca. 11.4 x 19.4 cm. The overall size is ca. 6.2 x 9.1 inch. The image size is ca. 4.5 x 7.6 inch. Storage location: B12-25

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         Il paradiso perduto di Giovanni Milton tradotto da Girolamo Silvio Martinengo

      Presso Antonio Zatta, Venezia 1801 - Ottimo stato generale di conservazione, carte fresche e marginose 4 + 377; 373; 487 p. 3 voll 300x205 mm

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         Gotthelf Fischer's naturhistorische Fragmente. (7 Beiträge).

      Frankfurt am Main, Varrentrapp und Wenner. 1801 - 4°. VIII, 256 S. Mit 1 gest. Titelvignette und 4 gef. Kupfertafeln. Pappband der Zeit. Angebunden: Zimmermann, Eberhard August Wilhelm: Beschreibung und Abbildung eines ungebornen Elephanten nebst verschiedenen bisher ungedruckten Nachrichten die Naturgeschichte der Elephanten betreffend. Erlangen, Wolfgang Walther, 1783. 16 S. Mit 1 gest. Tafel (Abb. eines ungeborenen Elefanten). - Nissen ZBI 4505. - Äusserst seltene Schrift über einen ungeborenen Elefanten mit einer Abbildung. Eberhard August Wilhelm Zimmermann (1743–1815), deutscher Biologe und Geograph, studierte an diversen deutschen Universitäten Medizin und Naturwissenschaften. Er gilt als der Begründer der Tiergeographie. – Ausgeschiedenes Bibliotheks-Exemplar mit entsprechenden Stempeln und handschr. Rückennummerierung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire. Complete Set of 2 Volumes (all published). With an original Plan of Wolverhampton, A large map of Staffordshire, Engravings of Boscobel House, The Pedigree of Turton, Etchings of Kings Bromley, Pipe Ridware House, Lichfield, Site of Blythbury Priory, Mavesyn Ridware, Cathedral of Lichfield, View of Freeford, etc. etc. Volume I - Containing the Ancient and Modern History of Thirty Parishes in the Hundred of Offlow, arranged Geographically, with an Appendix of the most curious Charters &c. Illustrated with sixty-two copper plates and a copious Index / Volume II - Part1 (all published) - Containing the Prefatory Introduction, commencing with a Series of Original Letters from Plot's time to the pres

      London, J.Nichols and Son, 1798-1801. - Large-Folio. Volume I: Folded Map of Staffordshire by W.Faden, Portrait of Rev. Shaw (detached), XXIV, (2), 125, XXXVIII, 434, 38 pages / Volume II, Part I: A Plan of Wolverhampton, XXXII, 290, 20 pages. With a double-page plan, a large, folded county map (coloured), 82 engraved plates, numerous vignettes within the text and 3 folded pedigree - tables. Modern Hardcover. Exceptionally restored. This work is difficult to handle if not in a sturdy binding ! Original Edition in professionally rebound halfleather with gilt lettering on spine and extra-strong boards, suited for this heavy set. This masterpiece of underestimated english local history is of great interest because of its fold out maps and numerous large folio etchings. Includes the two Fronticpiece-Maps: "The County of Staffordshire from the Improved Map in six sheets by W.Yates - published by W.Faden, Charing Cross, 1798" and " A Plan of Wolverhampton, surveyed in MDCCL by Isaac Taylor and engraved by Thomas Jefferys" /

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         Memoirs of the Late Mrs. Robinson

      Printed by Wilks and Taylor ? for R. Phillips, London 1801 - First edition. Engraved frontispiece portrait in vol. I. 4 vols. 12mo. With a contribution by Coleridge, "A Strange Minstrel," in vol. IV, pp. 141-4, which is followed by Robinson's reply. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt. Bookplate of C. Leslie & Viola Allen and one other unidentified Engraved frontispiece portrait in vol. I. 4 vols. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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         New York

      March 3, 1801. Broadside: To the Electors of the State of New York, one page, 9" x 16", March 3, 1801, Albany, addressed to "Fellow Citizens!". The period for which our present Chief Magistrate was elected to office being nearly expired and he having signified his intention to retire to private life, it will soon become necessary for the citizens of this state... to provide a successor to that important station... we the General Committee of the citizens of Albany... respectfully recommend... and support Stephen Van Rensselaer... " With a lengthy endorsement of Van Rensselaer's reputation and character. Stephen Van Rensselaer III (1764-1839) was Lieutenant Governor of New York as well as a statesman, soldier, and land-owner, the heir to one of the greatest estates in the New York region at the time. He was the father of Henry Bell Van Rensselaer, who was a politician and general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. His younger brother Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer 1767-1824 was Mayor of Albany, New York 1799-1812. Van Rensselaer was born in New York City, the eldest child of Stephen Van Rensselaer II (a great-grandson of Mayor of New York Stephanus Van Cortlandt) and Catharina Livingston (daughter of Philip Livingston). His family was very wealthy, and the van Rensselaer Manor House was a rich childhood environment for the young boy to grow up in. However, his father died in 1769, when van Rensselaer was only five, and the heir to his father's estate. Van Rensselaer was raised by his uncle, Abraham Ten Broeck, who administered the Van Rensselaer estate after van Rensselaer II's untimely death. To this end he was sent off to school, and in 1782, van Rensselaer graduated from Harvard University. One year later, he married Margarita Schuyler, the daughter of renowned Revolutionary War general Philip Schuyler. Van Rensselaer was only nineteen years old, but Margarita's death in 1801 would cause him to enter into his second marriage one year later with Cornelia Paterson, daughter of former New Jersey Governor William Paterson. On his 21st birthday, van Rensselaer took possession of his family's prestigious estate, close to 1,200 square miles (31,000 km²) in size, named Rensselaerswyck, and began a long tenure as lord of his family's manor. Van Rensselaer desired to make money off of the land that was suddenly his, but was extremely reluctant to sell it off. Instead, he granted tenants perpetual leases at moderate rates, which saved would-be landholders from having to pay all of their money up front. This meant that they could invest more in their operations, which led to increased productivity in the area. Over time, van Rensselaer would become landlord over 3,000 tenants, and proved a lenient and benevolent landowner. His tenants, who did not have to work in fear of sudden foreclosure or unfair treatment, were able to focus on their work, and the productivity Van Rensselaer created benefited the entire Albany area. Van Rensselaer also spent a great deal of time in political pursuits, it is said more out of a sense of duty than of ambition. He served in the New York State Assembly from 1789 to 1791 and the New York State Senate from 1791 to 1796, being named Lieutenant Governor of the state in 1795. van Rensselaer, over his time in politics, acquired a reputation as something of a reformer, voting in favour of extending the suffrage and going against much of New York's upper class in doing so. Very fine.

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         The little sea torch: or, true guide for coasting pilots

      London: for the author by J. Debrett, 1801. First edition, folio, pp. [2], [i]-ii, [v]-vi, 144, [6]; likely original marbled boards, rebacked in gilt-paneled brown calf, original red morocco label preserved; minor spotting; a very good, sound, and attractive copy. The subscribers' list contains 171 names taking 191 copies, so the edition was likley a small one,. This copy with the engraved bookplate of Joseph Neeld, one of the subscribers. A lovely work on "how to navigate along the coasts of England, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Sicily; the isles of Malta, Corsica, Saedinia, and others in the straits; and of the coast of Barbary ... enriched with upwards of one hundred appearances of head-lands and light-houses, together with plans of principal harbours..." With 130 pages of sailing directions for and descriptions of the above named places, followed by 20 full-page hand-colored aquatints, showing views of about 125 ports, harbor entrances, and harbors. These are followed by 12 engravings with 24 hand-colored charts of harbors and seaports. The text is a translation, with revisions and additions for the British market, from the French of Bougard's Petit Flambeau de la Mer. Phillips 2852; National Maritime Museum III, 218; Abbey, England, 344.

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         The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote De La Mancha (in 4 Vols.)

      London: William Miller, 1801. 1/2 leather. Very Good +. Lavish 1801 translation, bound (by Root & Son of London) in a handsome half-morocco over marbled boards and compete in 4 volumes. Each volume is tight and solid, with very light wear along the spines and a bit of rubbing at the panels. Light, intermittent foxing, otherwise clean as could be internally. Uniform octavos, top-edges gilt. Translated from its original Spanish by Chalres Jarvis, Esq. Very skillful engravings by various artists (including Anker Smith, J. Neagle, Fittler, etc.). Frontispiece engraving of Cervantes by Anker Smith, fold-out "Map of That Part of Spain Which Contains the Travels of Don Quixote" (in Vol. I) present and compeltely intact.

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         Maria Stuart [,] ein Trauerspiel.

      1801 1801 - 1st edition. Tübingen: Cotta'schen 1801. [2] + 238 pp. Well-preserved and clean copy on vellum-paper bound in nice newer marbled paperbinding in old style with leatherlabel and gilt spine. The binding signed Oscar Jacobsen. * Brieger 2096. Goedeke V, 218, 2; Tr./M. 194. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         1801 EXQUISITE Beauties of England & Wales Illustrated Plates Landscape MAPS

      London : Vernor a.o.1801 - 1801 EXQUISITE Beauties of England & Wales Illustrated Plates Landscape MAPS “The Beauties of England and Wales” is a series of books describing the topography and local history of England and Wales. Produced by a variety of London publishers, the work appeared in 18 multi-part volumes arranged by county, individually authored by John Bigland, Edward Wedlake Brayley, J. Norris Brewer, John Britton, John Evans, John Hodgson, Francis Charles Laird, Joseph Nightingale, Thomas Rees, and Frederic Shoberl. Each volume contained engraved illustrations by artists such as Thomas Hearne, J. M. W. Turner, John Varley, Benjamin West. A Beautiful complete set, profusely illustrated with full-page engraved plates and large foldout maps. Some illustrations include: • Map of the Celtic and Belgic Tribes • Map of the Roman Roads in Britain • Dunstable Priory • Luton Church • Hungerford Church • The Druids Temple • Windsor Castle • The Devils Bridge Item number: #1933 Price: $1500 BRITTON, John; E.W. Brayley The Beauties of England and Wales : or, original delineations, topographical, historical, and descriptive of each country London : Vernor a.o.1801 Details: • Collation: Complete with all pages; 18 volumes in 26 tomes o Hundreds of engravings throughout • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate – Edward Nicholas Hurt • Language: English • Binding: Leather; tight & secure; exquisite • Size: ~8.5in X 5.5in (22cm x 14cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1933 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote De La Mancha (in 4 Vols )

      London: William Miller, 1801. 1/2 leather. Very Good +. Lavish 1801 translation, bound (by Root & Son of London) in a handsome half-morocco over marbled boards and compete in 4 volumes. Each volume is tight and solid, with very light wear along the spines and a bit of rubbing at the panels. Light, intermittent foxing, otherwise clean as could be internally. Uniform octavos, top-edges gilt. Translated from its original Spanish by Chalres Jarvis, Esq. Very skillful engravings by various artists (including Anker Smith, J. Neagle, Fittler, etc.). Frontispiece engraving of Cervantes by Anker Smith, fold-out "Map of That Part of Spain Which Contains the Travels of Don Quixote" (in Vol. I) present and compeltely intact.

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         Sammelband mit 71 Erlassen von Friedrich August, Herzog zu Sachsen, Jülich, Cleve, Berg, Engen und Westphalen etc., 1801-1818

      Ohne Verlag u. Ort, Dresden 1801-1818. Ca. 350 Blätter, 3 Blatt handschriebenes Inhaltsverzeichnis mit zahlreichen in Holz gestochenen Wappen von Sachsen, 23 Edikte von Hand geschreieben mit Handsignaturen, Pappband der Zeit, quart, (berieben u. bestoßen, Bezugsfehlstellen u. Kapitalfehlstellen) - Enthält u. a.: Rechtsfragen zu Schuldverordnungen / Mandat, die Errichtung und Bestimmung der neuen Land-Arbeitshäußer, ingleichen die Vorschriften wegen des Aufgreifens der in selbige einzubringenden Bettler, und wegen der den Reisenden zu ertheillenden Pässe, betreffend / Betreffend den Verkauf von Kalk in willkürlichen Maßeinheiten / Die Einschränkung der Rotariatshandlungen betreffend / Mittel die bey verunglückten und für todt gehaltenen Personen, als: bey Ertrunkenen, Erdrosselten oder Erhenkten, durch Dämpfe Erstickten, vom Blitze Getroffenen oder Betäubten und bey Erfrornen, um sie wieder zum Leben zu bringen, anzuwenden sind. / Feuerbrünste und Brandschaden betreffend / Steuern zu Getreide-Angelegenheiten / Aufhebung des Wechselverfahrens gegen die römischkatholischen Geistlichen, auch Kirchen- und Schuldiner, betreffend / Versorgung der Armen und Abstellung des Bettelwesens / Wegen des Abhalten der Kinder zur Schule und der Bezahlung des Schulgeldes / Zustande der Band-Manufaktur in hiesigen Landen für nöthig, das wegen Gebrauchs der sogenannten Band- und Schnurmühlen / Kirchenrechnungen überhaupt / Verbrecher durch Widerruf ihrer verdienten Strafe sich zu entziehen / Absprachen zum Vergüten von Kriegsschäden / Wider das unbefugte Tragen von Schießgewehr und wegen des Verfahrens gegen die Raubschützen / Innungsgebrechen / Instruction für die Herbergsväter im Königreiche Sachsen / Mandat die mit des Königs von Baiern Majestät, über die wechselseitige Auslieferung der Deserteurs und der zu Kriegsdiensten conseribirten oder sonst dazu verpflichteten Unterthanen, geschlossene Convention betreffend, Dresden am 25. April 1811 / Anlegung neuer Mühlen / Zu mehreren Beschränkung des jüdischen Wuchers, bey den von Christen an Juden ausgestellten Schuld- und Wechselverschreibungen, auch Cessionsurkunden zu beobachtenden Vorschriften betreffend / Fürsorge für Taubstumme / Censur- und Buchwesen betreffend / Unterstützung Brandverunglückter / Reparatur zur Herstellung von Etappenstraßen / Mandat mit des Kaisers der Franzosen und Königs von Italien Majestät über die wechselseitige abschoßfreye Verabfolgung der Erbegelder getroffene Uebereinkunft betrl. ../ Brandkassen / Verteilung von Grundstücken durch Kriegszustand / Waldnutzung / Holzmangel / Die Einführung einer Gebühren-Taxe für Aerzte und Wundaerzte by medicinisch-gerichtlichen Handlungen betreffend (Gebühren-Taxe anbei) / Genera-Instruction für die Amtshauptleute (mit allen Instructionen) / Mandat zu Bekanntmachung des Regulativs: wie es bey Märschen und Transporten, in Ansehung der Vorspanngestellung für das könglich Sächsische Militair, gehalten werden soll / Die Errichtung einer Armee-Reserve und die zweckmäßigere Organisation der städtischen Schützen-Corps betreffend / Die mit des Kaisers von Oesterreich Majestät, über die wechselseitige Auslieferung der Deserteurs, abgeschlossene Convention betreffend, Dresden, den 23. Juni 1817 / Wildschäden / Armee-Reserve und Reservepflichtigkeit / Die Nachsteuer- und Abszugsfreiheit zwischen den deutschen Bundesstaaten betreffend usw.-

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         BWV 846-869] Das wohltemperierte Clavier oder Präludien und Fugen durch alle Töne [1er] Teil

      Zürich : Nägeli, (Musikalische Kunstwerke im Strengen Style von J.S. Bach u. andern Meistern), [1801] - [2] Bll. (Schmutztitel in Aquatinta-manier, Titel), 109 S. Quer-Folio. Mod. HLn. Durchgehend stockfleckig. Titel schwerer stockfleckig. Sammeltitel mit Randeinriß oben, anständich unterlegt. Sammeltitel leicht braunfleckig. RISM B/BB 499. Hoboken

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         The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D. D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin. Arranged by Thomas Sheridan, A.M. with Notes, Historical and Critical

      Printed for J Johnson, J Nichols, R Baldwin et al: London. 1801 - Full calf leather binding. Binding appears to be contemporary to publication. Complete in 19 vols. Moderate wear to extremities else very good condition. Some volumes have loose signatures. ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA WITH AN APPENDIX

      Newark: Printed by Pennington & Gould, 1801. 392pp., plus frontispiece portrait and folding table. Contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt ruled, leather label. Hinges rubbed, head of spine chipped, moderate edge wear. Light tanning and foxing. Good plus. The self-styled "third American edition," and the first printing in New Jersey. NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA is the only book-length work by Jefferson to be published in his lifetime. It has been called "one of America's first permanent literary and intellectual landmarks." It was largely written in 1781 and first published in Paris, in French, in 1785. Written in the form of answers to questions about Virginia, the book supplies a description of the geography, with an abundance of supporting material and unusual information. The portrait of Jefferson was engraved by John Scoles, and is pictured and described in Cunningham's THE IMAGE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON IN THE PUBLIC EYE.... "This edition is one of three editions printed the same year from the same type, with reimposed first signatures and changed title pages and imprints. Aside from the text of the appendix concerning the Logan-Cresap incident, which is from the appendix first published in 1800, it would appear that the type was set from an uncorrected copy of the Mathew Carey edition of 1794" - Felcone. This edition was issued without the map and the folding plate of the Natural Bridge, but contains the appendix on the murder of Logan, as with first New York edition of 1801, to which it corresponds. A quite unusual imprint of Jefferson's NOTES, and the first copy of this edition to be handled by this firm. FELCONE COLLECTION 803. ADAMS, THE EYE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON 57. HOWES J78. SABIN 35902. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 721. REESE, FEDERAL HUNDRED 6 (ref). Coolie Werner, "A Further Checklist of the Separate Editions of Jefferson's 'Notes on the State of Virginia" (Charlottesville, 1960), p. 15.

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         NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. WITH AN APPENDIX.

      Newark: Printed by Pennington & Gould, 1801. - 392pp., plus frontispiece portrait and folding table. Contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt ruled, leather label. Hinges rubbed, head of spine chipped, moderate edge wear. Light tanning and foxing. Good plus. The self-styled "third American edition," and the first printing in New Jersey. NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA is the only book-length work by Jefferson to be published in his lifetime. It has been called "one of America's first permanent literary and intellectual landmarks." It was largely written in 1781 and first published in Paris, in French, in 1785. Written in the form of answers to questions about Virginia, the book supplies a description of the geography, with an abundance of supporting material and unusual information. The portrait of Jefferson was engraved by John Scoles, and is pictured and described in Cunningham's THE IMAGE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON IN THE PUBLIC EYE. "This edition is one of three editions printed the same year from the same type, with reimposed first signatures and changed title pages and imprints. Aside from the text of the appendix concerning the Logan-Cresap incident, which is from the appendix first published in 1800, it would appear that the type was set from an uncorrected copy of the Mathew Carey edition of 1794" - Felcone. This edition was issued without the map and the folding plate of the Natural Bridge, but contains the appendix on the murder of Logan, as with first New York edition of 1801, to which it corresponds. A quite unusual imprint of Jefferson's NOTES, and the first copy of this edition to be handled by this firm. FELCONE COLLECTION 803. ADAMS, THE EYE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON 57. HOWES J78. SABIN 35902. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 721. REESE, FEDERAL HUNDRED 6 (ref). Coolie Werner, "A Further Checklist of the Separate Editions of Jefferson's 'Notes on the State of Virginia" (Charlottesville, 1960), p. 15.

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         Traité historique et pratique de la Vaccine, qui contient le précis et les résultats des observations et des expériences sur la Vaccine, avec un examen impartial de ses avantages et des objections qui leur sont opposées et tout ce qui concerne la pratique du nouveau mode d'inoculation.

      Paris, Chez Bernard, An IX (1801). - in-8. XVI. 352pp. Broché, couverture muette de l'époque. Edition Originale du premier livre publié en France sur la vaccine. L'auteur note qu'il n'avait été publié jusque là que des opuscules et brochures et que le "moment de réunir dans un Traité élémentaire et classique un grand nombre de matériaux épars étoit enfin arrivé". L'ouvrage est dédié à Jenner et aux membres du Comité Central de la Vaccine à Paris. Galerie de vers dans la marge intérieure affectant plusieurs cahiers et touchant les caractères d'une ligne de texte à une dizaine de feuillets. Exemplaire non rogné et non coupé. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         RULES / FOR THE /Government of the Alms-House / IN THE / CITY OF NEW-YORK,/ APPROVED AND AGREED TO / AT A / COMMON COUNCIL, / ON MONDAY, THE SIXTH OF OCTOBER,/ 1800.

      Printed by Furman and Loudon, Opposite the City-Hall, [New York]: 1801.. Near Fine. Printed by Furman and Loudon, Opposite the City-Hall, [New York]: 1801.First edition. Copies of this imprint are found at the Library of Congress and at the New York Historical Society. 22 pages, 6 7/8 in x 3 7/8 in; quarto; [A1-4; B1-4; C1-3]. Published by the order of the Common Council, Robert Benson, Clerk. Printers mark of a phoenix rising from flames, with the printers motto Protection on the title page. This copy lacks the final blank with the printers advertisements on the verso. Shaw and Shoemaker 1023.Furman and Loudon were located at the corner of Broad and Wall Streets in New York City in 1800, opposite the City Hall. Small repair of paper loss to title-page without any loss of text. This copy is sewn into a plain wrapper and trimmed.This rare title is remarkable for the progressive compassion articulated in the provisions of governance and in the vision of its authors for the self-help solutions articulated for the paupers cared for by this early public assistance institution.Jacob de la Montagnie was a judge and held various elected positions as an elected representative of the people of New York. Notably, in 1804 he served on the committee overseeing the funeral arrangements for Alexander Hamilton and for the hiring of Col. John Trumbull to paint a full-length portrait of Hamilton as a general for the sum of five-hundred dollars. Richard Harrison was one of the first three lawyers (and the only lawyer from New York) admitted to practice before the Supreme Court the first day it opened in New York in February 1790.

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         The Persian Moonshee

      Wison and Co.. LEATHER_BOUND. Calcutta and London, 1801. 4to, later half morocco over marbled paper, 106 + 74 + 82 pp. Three works in one. Includes "The Persian Grammar," "Pleasant Stories in an Easy Style," and "Phrases and dialogues in Persian and English." The third edition, and the only one to ever appear at auction. The first two were published in Calcutta. An attractive copy in a later half morocco over marbled paper binding. Binding excellent with some rubbing at hinges. Bookplate to front pastedown. Page edges pebbled. Contents bright, though there is some worming to first and last 25 leaves or so, as well as a small dampstain to the lower corner of the last 20 leaves. Remains well preserved, bright and complete, and in very good condition overall. A quite scarce work by the Persian scholar Francis Gladwin. "Gladwin was clearly a man of wide intellectual interests?he accumulated a remarkable library?and with a passion for learning languages and for making translations, above all from Persian... Gladwin was responsible for dictionaries and vocabularies, translations of Persian histories, collections of stories and revenue accounts, treatises on medicine and rhetoric, and a Persian version of an abridgement of the biblical history. He also edited a series of miscellanies, chiefly consisting of translations." Oxford DNB. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1801. Third Edition.

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         Il Cuoco Galante e Il Credenziere di Buon Gusto

      CORRADO Vincenzo. Il Cuoco Galante. Quinta edizione accresciuta del Trattato delle Patate ed in tutto migliorata per vieppiù soddisfare gli uomini di buon senso e di buon gusto. Napoli, dalla Stamperia Orsiniana presso i fratelli Terres, 1801. Pp.VIII,232. Ritratto dell'autore in antiporta. Due tavole spieghevoli in fine: "Idea di una mensa o sia tavola per 32 persone" e "Seconda Imbandigione". Bitting, pag.101, nota; Westbury, pag.56; Vicaire, pag.895; Paleari Henssler, 81. Unito: CORRADO Vincenzo. Il Credenziere di Buon Gusto. Terza edizione migliorata ed accresciuta in tutte le parti del bello, del soave e del dilettevole per soddisfare gli uomini di sapere e di gusto. Napoli, dalla Stamperia Orsiniana presso i fratelli Terres, 1801. Pp.XI,94,2n.nn. Ritratto dell'autore in antiporta. Manca la tavola. Paleari Henssler, 88; Westbury, pag.57. Due opere in un volume in 8vo. Pergamena coeva, tassello al dorso con titolo e fregi in oro.

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         Amsterdam, Prinsengracht - Francis Dukes naar Samuel Hutchinson, 1810.

      GROENTEMARKT AAN DE PRINSENGRACHT?This View of the Prince Graft -Lanuor Graft - and Wester Church ? Amsterdam?. Ets met aquatint, vervaardigd door Francis Dukes in 1801 (hier in een herdruk uit 1810) naar een tekening van Samuel Hutchinson die op zijn beurt teruggreep op een tekening van Nicolaas Bauer uit 1789. Afm.: 37 x 49 cm.We zien de groentemarkt aan de Prinsengracht tussen Beren- en Reestraat (Prinsengracht 341-375), in noordelijke richting. Links de brug over de Lauriergracht, in het midden de Reesluis, rechts op de achtergrond de toren van de Westerkerk. Geheel rechts de huizen Prinsengracht 375 en 373 met daarnaast de ingang van de Oudenoldersgang.De groentemarkt aan de Prinsengracht was ingesteld in 1644, ter vervanging van die aan de Oudezijds en Nieuwezijdsvoorburgwal. Hij was veruit de grootste van de stad en liep van ongeveer de Looiersgracht langs beide zijden tot voorbij de Rozengracht. Tuinders uit de wijde omgeving van de stad verkochten groenten en fruit vanaf hun schuiten aan handelaren en particulieren. Op het hier getoonde gedeelte lagen de schuiten uit de Diemer- of Watergraafsmeer.Prijs: ?950,-.

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         Cydonia communis. Coignassier commun.

      Paris. Ca. 1801- 1819. - Stipple engraving printed in color with added hand color, plate 12 x 9 inches on sheet 16 x 10 inches. Single pinhole in each corner (well outside plate area), a couple of very light foxing spots, scarcely visible. Very good condition. An exquisite botanical print of a quince, highlighting the artistry of Pierre Joseph Redoute in combination with the subtle technique of stipple engraving. The celebrated botanical artist Redoute (1759-1840) had the distinction of receiving the patronage of Marie Antoinette before the French Revolution as well as that of the Empress Josephine following the Reign of Terror. This fine example of botanical art was published in "Traite des Arbres et Arbustes que l'on cultive en france en pleine terre. Seconde edition 'nouveau Duhamel' considerablement augmentee" (Dunthorne 243) which documented trees and shrubs cultivated in France. This is plate 36 from Volume 4.

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         A superb and rare volume from the early U.S. Congress, including the act authorizing the Washington Monument, The Bankruptcy Act, and an act granting the Franking privilege to Martha Washington.

      1801. [United States Congress], Acts Passed at the First Session of the Sixth Congress of the United States of America, Begun and Held at the City of Philadelphia, In the State of Pennsylvania, On Monday the second of December, in the Year M,DCC, XCIX. (Philadelphia: Printed by Richard Folwell. [1801]) 223, vii, 352, iv, [22], octavo (5 x 8 inches), contemporary calf boards, titled spine with gilt lettering. With additional title page glued in font, The Laws of the United States of America. Vol. V. Published by Authority (Washington: Printed by Samuel Harrison Smith, for Rapin, Conrad and Co... Philadelphia -- and M. and J. Conrad and Co., Baltimore, 1801). The Death of Washington. Of great interest in this volume are the acts relative to the death of George Washington, and in particular, the original legislation that eventually resulted in the erection of the Washington Monument, finally completed in 1885. On December 23, 1799, nine days following his demise, the House and Senate resolved "...That a Marble Monument be erected by the United States, in the Capitol, at the City of Washington; and that the family of General Washington be requested to permit his body to be deposited under it; and that the Monument be so designed as to commemorate the great events of his military and political life. And be it further resolved, That there be a funeral procession from Congress Hall to the German Lutheran Church, in honor of the memory of General George Washington, on Thursday, the twenty-sixth instant, and that an oration be prepared at the request of Congress, to be delivered before both Houses, on that day; and that the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives, be desired to request one of the Members of Congress to prepare and deliver the same. And be it further resolved, That it be recommended to the People of the United States to wear crape on the left arm, as mourning, for thirty days. And be it further resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to direct a copy of these resolutions to be transmitted to Mrs. Washington, assuring her of the profound respect Congress will ever bear to her person and character; of their condolence on the late afflicting dispensation of Providence; and entreating her assent to the interment of the remains of General George Washington, in the manner expressed in the first resolution. And be it further resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to issue a proclamation, notifying to the People throughout the United States the recommendation contained in the third resolution." The following day, Christmas eve, it was further "RESOLVED by the Senate and house of Representatives of the United States, in the Capitol, at the city of Washington, and that the family of general Washington be so designed as to commemorate the great events of his military and political life... And be it further resolved, That it be recommended to the people of the United States to wear crape on the left arm as mourning, for thirty days..." Two weeks later Congress further recommended to the people of the United States to assemble on the twenty-second day of February next, in such numbers and manner as may be convenient., publicity to testify their grief for the death of George Washington, by suitable eulogies, rotations and discourses, or by pubic prayers..." In an additional gesture of thanks, on April 3, 1800 Congress passed "An ACT to extend the privilege of franking letters and packages to Martha Washington". Quasi War with France: Apart from the important Washington connections, this imprint provides a fabulous record of one of the more pivotal congresses in United States history. Convened in the midst of some of the most bitter political acrimony to grip the country that pitted not only the Federalists against the Jeffersonian Republicans, but divided President John Adams against his own party. Relations with France had soured to the point that an undeclared naval war had erupted between the former revolutionary allies while Alexander Hamilton and his allies pushed for a larger land army to repel a possible invasion. In the end, the "quasi-war" remained exclusively naval, and American sea power was quite successful on the high seas. On March 29, 1800 Congress "RESOLVED... That the President of the United States be requested to present to captain Thomas Truxton, a golden Medal, emblematical of the late action between the United States frigate Constellation, of thirty-eight guns, and the French ship of war La Vengeance, of fifty-four..." Other legislation includes "An ACT further to suspend the commercial intercourse between the United States and France, and the dependencies thereof." passed on February 27, 1800. A maturing nation: Also of interest here is some of the earliest national bankruptcy legislation including "An ACT to establish an uniform System of Bankruptcy throughout the United States." (April 4, 1800) together with "An ACT for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt" (January 6, 1800). It was legislation like this, both on the federal and state level that allowed Robert Morris to finally leave the Prune Street debtor's prison the following year. Other significant legislation includes "An ACT providing for the second census..." (February 28, 1800); " The somewhat ironic, "...ACT to establish a general Stamp Office." (April 23, 1800); and "An ACT to alter and to establish sundry post roads." (April 23, 1800). Also of interest is one of the later acts to be passed in this volatile session of Congress, "An ACT to make further provision for the removal and accommodation of the Government of the United States." (April 21, 1800) It provided that "...the President of the United States, shall be... empowered, to direct the various offices belonging to the several executive departments of the United States, to be removed to the city of Washington, at any time he shall judge proper, after the adjournment of the present session of Congress..." Also included are several international treaties including the 1797: "TREATY of PEACE and FRIENDSHIP, between the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and the KINGDOM OF TUNIS". Tunis, of course, was one of the North African Barbary States, and this treaty required yearly tribute to the Bey. The United States would son go to war with Tripoli over the matter, and by 1815, the United States no longer paid tribute to any of the North African kingdoms. Also included is a "TREATY of Amity and Commerce between HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF PRUSSIA and the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." (Printed in English and French on opposite pages). Shaw & Shoemaker 1456. No copies have appeared at auction since 1975. Pages bear light foxing, one or two bear minor marginal tears, small loss to front blank flyleaf, rubbing and scratches to boards and spine, spine overall tight, a very good edition.

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         TRIESTE, ITALY: VEDUTA MERIDIONALE DELLA CITTÁ E PORTOFRANCO DI TRIESTE DEDICATA ALLO SPATTABILE CETO MERCANTILE IN TRIESTE.

      Trieste: Gasparo Weiss - Thomas Baratti . 1801 - Copper engraving on blue paper (Very Good, with minor foxing and very light water staining) cm. This large beautiful and detailed view of Trieste was made in 1801 from the hills on the north side. The clearly presented buildings are marked with 38 numbers and named in the lover part of the print. The landscape in the background expands into the coastline of what is today Slovenia with Piran on the extreme right-hand side. The images in the front present scenes from modern life: strollers, children, dogs, fishermen catching fish in groups, a man observing the sea with a telescope and an artist drawing an image of the city. The latter image is probably an self-portrait of the artist himself. The print was dedicated to the Guild of Merchants of Trieste, a very strong society from 18th century on, which was electing members to the Trieste Chambers of Commerce. The print is based on the drawing of an artist who signed himself as Giuseppe Pollencig. Born in Gorizia on March 24, 1763 as Joseph Thomas Polenzig (Polen?i?), he is recorded in Vienna in 1791, from 1791 to 1797 in Budapest, and from 1797 to 1809 in Trieste, where his name got italianised to Giuseppe Pollencig. In 1809 he returned to Gorizia, where he staied until his death. According to the contemporary article, the print was made by Thomas Baratti, who came to Trieste from Venice (Erneuerte vaterländische Blätter für den österreichischen Kaiserstaat, nr. 28, 27. April 1819, p. 112). Although the view is known in literature and facsimile editions appear on the market, we could not trace any other originals on the market in the past generations. References: Marina Marusi, Giuseppe Pollencig e alcune sue stampe, in: Atti dei Civici musei di storia ed arte di Trieste, 1983-1984. pp. 301-309; Fulvio Caputo, Neoclassico: arte, architettura e cultura a Trieste, 1790-1840, 1990, p. 184; Cesare De Seta, L'immagine delle città italiane dal XV al XIX secolo: Napoli, Palazzo reale, Appartamento storico, 30 ottobre 1998-17 gennaio 1999, 1998, p. 189; Fiorello De Farolfi, Catalogo delle stampe triestine dal XVII al XIX secolo, 1994; Raineri Mario Cossar, Giuseppe Pollencig. Pictore e Incisore (1763-1823), 1947.

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         Notes on the State of Virginia

      Printed by M.L. & W.A. Davis - For Furman & Loudon, New York 1801 - "Third American Edition" [i.e. sixth American edition]. Frontispiece portrait of Jefferson engraved by John Scoles plus folding plate of natural bridge, folding map [opposite p. 5] by Samuel Lewis, printed in NY in 1794 and so dated, and folding table [at p. 138], Madison's Cave illus. at p. 32 in text, at p. 387 in text Ohio River map. 392 pp. 8vo. Howes J78; Sabin 35906; Shaw & Shoemaker 722; Sowerby, Jefferson's Library 4167 Contemporary calf boards gilt, new spine in period style. Some toning to text block. Very good Frontispiece portrait of Jefferson engraved by John Scoles plus folding plate of natural bridge, folding map [opposite p. 5] by Samuel Lewis, printed in NY in 1794 and so dated, and folding table [at p. 138], Madison's Cave illus. at p. 32 in text, at p. 387 in text Ohio River map. 392 pp. 8vo "Third American Edition" [i.e. sixth American edition].

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         New York

      March 3, 1801.

Broadside: To the Electors of the State of New York, one page, 9" x 16", March 3, 1801, Albany, addressed to "Fellow Citizens!". The period for which our present Chief Magistrate was elected to office being nearly expired and he having signified his intention to retire to private life, it will soon become necessary for the citizens of this state... to provide a successor to that important station... we the General Committee of the citizens of Albany... respectfully recommend... and support Stephen Van Rensselaer... " With a lengthy endorsement of Van Rensselaer's reputation and character. Stephen Van Rensselaer III (1764-1839) was Lieutenant Governor of New York as well as a statesman, soldier, and land-owner, the heir to one of the greatest estates in the New York region at the time. He was the father of Henry Bell Van Rensselaer, who was a politician and general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. His younger brother Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer 1767-1824 was Mayor of Albany, New York 1799-1812. Van Rensselaer was born in New York City, the eldest child of Stephen Van Rensselaer II (a great-grandson of Mayor of New York Stephanus Van Cortlandt) and Catharina Livingston (daughter of Philip Livingston). His family was very wealthy, and the van Rensselaer Manor House was a rich childhood environment for the young boy to grow up in. However, his father died in 1769, when van Rensselaer was only five, and the heir to his father's estate. Van Rensselaer was raised by his uncle, Abraham Ten Broeck, who administered the Van Rensselaer estate after van Rensselaer II's untimely death. To this end he was sent off to school, and in 1782, van Rensselaer graduated from Harvard University. One year later, he married Margarita Schuyler, the daughter of renowned Revolutionary War general Philip Schuyler. Van Rensselaer was only nineteen years old, but Margarita's death in 1801 would cause him to enter into his second marriage one year later with Cornelia Paterson, daughter of former New Jersey Governor William Paterson. On his 21st birthday, van Rensselaer took possession of his family's prestigious estate, close to 1,200 square miles (31,000 km²) in size, named Rensselaerswyck, and began a long tenure as lord of his family's manor. Van Rensselaer desired to make money off of the land that was suddenly his, but was extremely reluctant to sell it off. Instead, he granted tenants perpetual leases at moderate rates, which saved would-be landholders from having to pay all of their money up front. This meant that they could invest more in their operations, which led to increased productivity in the area. Over time, van Rensselaer would become landlord over 3,000 tenants, and proved a lenient and benevolent landowner. His tenants, who did not have to work in fear of sudden foreclosure or unfair treatment, were able to focus on their work, and the productivity Van Rensselaer created benefited the entire Albany area. Van Rensselaer also spent a great deal of time in political pursuits, it is said more out of a sense of duty than of ambition. He served in the New York State Assembly from 1789 to 1791 and the New York State Senate from 1791 to 1796, being named Lieutenant Governor of the state in 1795. van Rensselaer, over his time in politics, acquired a reputation as something of a reformer, voting in favour of extending the suffrage and going against much of New York's upper class in doing so. Very fine.


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         Geheime strategische Instructionen Friedrich des Zweyten an seine Generalinspecteurs.

      Leipzig Baumgärtnerische Buchhandlung () 1801 - EA; ca 25x22 cm; (2) 44 Seiten plus 31 kolorierte gefaltete Kupfertafeln; Kartoneinband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild (Einband bestoßen und an den Kanten etwas beschabt, 3 Stempel auf Titelblatt; sonst gutes Exemplar) 0,000 gr. Militär; Militaria [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         1801 Thomas Jefferson Notes on State of Virginia SLAVERY Laws Colonial Americana

      Philadelphia, R.T. Rawle, publisher,-- June, 1801. John Thompson, printer. [First edition, “first hot-pressed edition”] - 1801 Thomas Jefferson Notes on State of Virginia SLAVERY Laws Colonial Americana “I cannot live without books.” Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson’s ‘Notes on the State of Virginia’ was his written response to various questions he had been asked about Virginia by French secretary Francois Barbe-Marbois. This book is regularly considered the most important American book published before 1800 (Bernstein). This book is important for many reasons, but it gives insight to Jefferson’s views on slavery, important laws, powers given to the people and the government, as well as how to exhaust resources reserved for the military. This book instilled fear in many slave owners, out of fear that their ‘property’ would be taken from them and that an emancipation would become imminent. In addition to the more controversial topics, Jefferson discussed the geography and topography of Virginia, religious views of Colonial America, and important state-papers. This 1801 edition, printed in Philadelphia, is the first edition to include Jefferson’s own edits on the Logan affair. Item number: #1992 Price: $1250 JEFFERSON, Thomas Notes on the state of Virginia Philadelphia, R.T. Rawle, publisher,-- June, 1801. John Thompson, printer. [First edition, “first hot-pressed edition”] Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [2], 436 (i.e. 437), [56] • References: Sabin 35903; Howes J 78; Bernstein, Thomas Jefferson; • Provenance: • Handwritten – Gilbert Elliott, Esq., 1870 • Handwritten – Thomas Hughlett • Language: English • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1992 Photod available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Hob XVa] Sonate pour le clavecin ou piano-forte avec accompagnement d'une flute ou violon obligé. Oeuvre 87

      Vienne : Hoffmeister & Comp., [1801?] - Stimmen (Klavier u. Flöte). 13, 4 S. Quer-4to. Gestochen. Verlagsangabe teils (unten) abgerissen, teils überklebt. Gering stockfleckig u. fransig. Hob III: 72 (ohne III). Mit dekorativer Titelumrahmung.

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         RULES / FOR THE /Government of the Alms-House / IN THE / CITY OF NEW-YORK,/ APPROVED AND AGREED TO / AT A / COMMON COUNCIL, / ON MONDAY, THE SIXTH OF OCTOBER,/ 1800.

      Printed by Furman and Loudon, Opposite the City-Hall, [New York]: 1801.. Near Fine. Printed by Furman and Loudon, Opposite the City-Hall, [New York]: 1801.First edition. Copies of this imprint are found at the Library of Congress and at the New York Historical Society. 22 pages, 6 7/8 in x 3 7/8 in; quarto; [A1-4; B1-4; C1-3]. Published by the order of the Common Council, Robert Benson, Clerk. Printers mark of a phoenix rising from flames, with the printers motto Protection on the title page. This copy lacks the final blank with the printers advertisements on the verso. Shaw and Shoemaker 1023.Furman and Loudon were located at the corner of Broad and Wall Streets in New York City in 1800, opposite the City Hall. Small repair of paper loss to title-page without any loss of text. This copy is sewn into a plain wrapper and trimmed.This rare title is remarkable for the progressive compassion articulated in the provisions of governance and in the vision of its authors for the self-help solutions articulated for the paupers cared for by this early public assistance institution.Jacob de la Montagnie was a judge and held various elected positions as an elected representative of the people of New York. Notably, in 1804 he served on the committee overseeing the funeral arrangements for Alexander Hamilton and for the hiring of Col. John Trumbull to paint a full-length portrait of Hamilton as a general for the sum of five-hundred dollars. Richard Harrison was one of the first three lawyers (and the only lawyer from New York) admitted to practice before the Supreme Court the first day it opened in New York in February 1790.

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         John Langdon

      June 13, 1801. Partially Printed Military Document Endorsed, "John Langdon, Cap[tain] Genl", and Signed, "J.T. Gilman", Governor, 1p, 14.25" x 12". Document is an appointment of Jabez James to the position of "Major of the First Battalion on the Tenth Regiment of Militia, in the State of New-Hampshire." Along the left side beneath the seal, in clerical hand is written, "The said Jabez James his requested leave to resign this commission and having received the Consent of the Superior Officer his resignation is accepted" with John Langdon's endorsement. Light soiling and toned edges with folds; Overall near fine condition. 

John Langdon's distinguished political leadership was matched by his military acumen. He made an important contribution to the war effort during his year in the Continental Congress. In November 1775, he approved the organization of the first regiment of Canadian volunteers in the Continental Army. Recognizing Langdon's maritime experiences, Congress appointed him to the committee that oversaw the establishment of the Continental Navy. In early 1776 Langdon resigned to accept appointment as the Marine Agent for New Hampshire. He established a shipyard in Portsmouth and began work on one of the first Continental frigates, the Raleigh. While he operated his own fleet of privateers, he also supervised construction of the Navy's first major warship, the 74-gun America. The most ambitious shipbuilding project in the country to that time, the America was launched near the end of the war.

Another of Langdon's major responsibilities as marine agent involved supervising the importation and distribution of arms. Shipped from France to ports in New England, and especially Portsmouth, these vital weapons were disguised in a complicated trade deal to maintain the appearance of French neutrality. Thanks in part to Langdon's efforts they reached the regiments of the Continental Army in time for the crucial campaigns of 1777. In 1777 Langdon assumed a more direct role in the defense of the country. Langdon took command of an elite company of light infantry called a "silk-stocking" outfit by his contemporaries because it was composed of wealthy citizens who all held officer commissions in their own local militia units. The unit was in fact a highly trained combat formation. British strategy for the summer campaign of 1777 called for a major attack to cut New England off from the other states. By September, Burgoyne's army had been halted near Saratoga, New York, by the combined efforts of continentals and various militias from New York and New England. To help break the stalemate, additional militia units were called up, including Langdon's company. They arrived in time to surround the British, cutting off retreat to Canada. In October, Burgoyne and his entire army surrendered. Langdon witnessed this "grand scene' " as he called it, the result of the cooperative efforts of the regulars and the militia of four separate states. He also took considerable satisfaction in the fact that he had paid out of his own pocket for much of the equipment used by his militia company, saying, "If we defend our homes and our firesides, I may get my pay; if we do not defend them, the property will be of no value to me." 

Jabez James was an early settler of New Hampshire. As quoted from the History of Merrimack and Belknap Counties, New Hampshire Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis & Co., 1885, "Major Jabez James came into town in 1784 and settled near Cotton's Hill, on the north incline, on some excellent land. He was one of the largest taxpayers in the first years. His estate still remains in the name and the family holds its rank. He was a Revolutionary soldier and had sons, John and Jonathan who settled near. Jonathan and John James settled near each other in the same neighborhood and their families are still represented in the place, though some have removed to other places. The families were not large, but of good standing and worthy in example."


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         TRAITE THEORIQUE ET PRATIQUE SUR LA CULTURE DE LA VIGNE, AVEC L'ART DE FAIRE LE VIN, LES EAUX-DE-VIE, ESPRIT-DE-VIN, VINAIGRES SIMPLES ET COMPOSES; ouvrage dans lequel se trouvent les meilleures méthodes pour faire, gouverner et perfectionner les vins et eaux-de-vie ; avec XXI planches représentant les diverses espèces de vignes ; les machines et instruments servant à la fabrication des vins et eaux-de-vie.

      chez Delalain, A Paris 1801 - 2 voll. in-8°, pp. XVI,408; IX,(3),584, 21 tavv. incise in rame f.t. raffiguranti vari tipi di uve e attrezzature, 2 tabelle rip. Legature coeve in mezza pelle, titolo su tassello e fregi in oro al dorso. Importante lavoro che contiene i fondamentali della viticoltura e dell'enologia moderna. Jean Baptiste François Rozier e Louis d'Ussieux sono autori della parte rigurdante la viticoltura, mentre Jean Antoine Claude Chaptal contribuisce al trattato con il primo dei suoi trattati sul vino; la parte sulla distillazione è opera ancora di Rozier, mentre Antoine Augustin Parmentier discorre degli aceti. Vicaire 164. Simon, Bibl. Vinaria, 18. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Il Cuoco Galante e Il Credenziere di Buon Gusto

      Napoli, Terres 1801 - CORRADO Vincenzo. Il Cuoco Galante. Quinta edizione accresciuta del Trattato delle Patate ed in tutto migliorata per vieppiù soddisfare gli uomini di buon senso e di buon gusto. Napoli, dalla Stamperia Orsiniana presso i fratelli Terres, 1801. Pp.VIII,232. Ritratto dell'autore in antiporta. Due tavole spieghevoli in fine: "Idea di una mensa o sia tavola per 32 persone" e "Seconda Imbandigione". Bitting, pag.101, nota; Westbury, pag.56; Vicaire, pag.895; Paleari Henssler, 81. Unito: CORRADO Vincenzo. Il Credenziere di Buon Gusto. Terza edizione migliorata ed accresciuta in tutte le parti del bello, del soave e del dilettevole per soddisfare gli uomini di sapere e di gusto. Napoli, dalla Stamperia Orsiniana presso i fratelli Terres, 1801. Pp.XI,94,2n.nn. Ritratto dell'autore in antiporta. Manca la tavola. Paleari Henssler, 88; Westbury, pag.57. Due opere in un volume in 8vo. Pergamena coeva, tassello al dorso con titolo e fregi in oro. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus by ... Thornton [The Genera of Exotic and Indigenous Plants that are to be met with in Great Britain; arranged according to the reformed system, by ... Thornton]

      London: published by Dr. Thornton, 1801. 2 parts in one volume, folio. (18 5/8 x 12 7/8 inches). Engraved title to each part, engraved allegorical frontispiece titled Cupid, Flora, Ceres and Esculapius Honouring the Bust of Linnaeus, engraved portrait frontispiece of Queen Charlotte, engraved allegorical plate titled Cupid Inspiring Plants with Love, 16 engraved portraits of botanists on 14 sheets, 43 engraved plates on 42 leaves (including 34 botanical illustrations and 9 engraved pages of text or tables), all uncoloured. (Some spotting and browning, numerous blindstamps, 2 botanical plates shaved into the image area). Later half calf over textured cloth-covered boards (upper joint split)Provenance: Chetham Library, Manchester, England (blindstamps)An extraordinary offshoot of Thornton's larger work of the same nameWith this work, an offshoot of his larger masterpiece of the same title, Thornton attempted to explain Linnaean botany, as well as expound upon his own botanical theories. The work celebrates great contemporary and historical botanists and their supporters and also includes plates of many cross-sections of plant stems. The logic of the work is elusive, but what is undeniable is that, like its larger cousin, the present work includes some very charming plates, particularly the allegorical ones and the intriguing image of the dragon arum.The chaotic publication of Thornton's masterpiece, the seeminglly haphazard order in which plates, text, tables were published, and the work's final ignominious fate as prizes in a lottery draw have all meant that there is no definitive bibliographical description for either the large-scale work or the present somewhat smaller offshoot.

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