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        Du galvanisme ou de la pile de Volta. Manuscript 12pp. c. 1800

      France, 1801. <p>Electricity. Du Galvanisme ou de la Pile de Volta. Manuscript in French. [11.2]pp., small 4to., on 6 conjugate leaves, stitched. [France, c. 1800.] Lightly creased, a little browning, pinhole worming affecting 1 or 2 letters but entirely legible & very good. </p><p>Manuscript, either a draft of an article or copy of an article, on Volta&#39;s pile and technical improvements to it, and medical applications of the pile. The manuscript is labeled "No. 20" in the upper left corner. There is some crossing out and interpolation of text, which suggests a draft for publication rather than a copy of a published article. In either case, the text is written in academic style, beginning with a brief history of the predecessors of Volta, and reference to follow-up work by Aldini, Humboldt, Wollaston, Davy, HallÇ, Monge, Fourcroi [sic], Biot, Thenard, Hauy and Gay-Lussac. Volta&#39;s pile is described in detail (2.2pp.), then improvements on it (5pp.), including a mention of Cruikshank. </p><p>The effects of the pile on the body are then discussed (2.5pp.), notably muscular effects, effects on secretions, effects on the brain, and the skin. The main difference between the effect on the body of current from the pile and from the Leyden jar is stated, and a comparison of effects depending on the size of the pile is made. In conclusion, it is noted that either the pile or the Leyden jar is effective in paralyses, amauroses in an early state, partial deafness, accidental muteness, neuralgias, chronic rheumatic pain, suppression of menstruation, asphyxia, etc., and that the pile may be preferrable in paralysis of the facial nerve, loss of sensation, and amaurosis. See Rowbottom & Susskind 51, discussing early papers on the medical applications of Volta&#39;s pile, especially their summary of Grappengiesser&#39;s recommendations (1801, G-M 1988.1), which is similar in content and word order to the summary remarks in our manuscript. </p>

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        Pl. 79 La Perruche a large queue

      Paris: 1801-5 - Jacques Barraband (1767-1809) From Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets Paris: 1801-5 Hand-colored copperplate engraving in very good condition 30" x 23" framed, framed in museum quality frame with uv plexiglass /archival materials Jacques Barraband&#146;s (1767-1809) engravings of birds are masterpieces of French ornithological illustration. These stunning portraits were done for the distinguished ornithologist Francois Levaillant, who commissioned the artist to illustrate his landmark works on African ornithology, including the lavish and striking Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets. Images of African birds were popular in early 19th-century France both for their exoticism and for the interest in Africa that Napoleon&#146;s campaigns were generating. The collaboration of Levaillant and Barraband represented a departure from previous ornithological texts in its emphasis on beauty and luxury, with sumptuously colored and flawlessly rendered birds. The project was a massive undertaking, which required over 300 finished watercolors. Apart from their undoubted beauty, Barraband&#146;s engravings display a scientific accuracy that few ornithological artists have matched since. The meticulous hand-colored engravings in Levaillant&#146;s publications were unmatched for the delicate modulations of tone and color, fine lines and perfect draftsmanship, making them exceptional in their richness and tonal variation. Each feather is described by dozens of parallel lines, providing remarkable detail and naturalistically textured color. Some of the prints are embellished with touches of gold leaf on the feathers of thecheeks and shoulders of the birds, emphasizing the preciousness of the plates and reproducing the iridescence of the birds&#146; feathers. The present selection of images represents an opportunity to acquire spectacular engraving by a foremost 19th-century natural history artist.

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        Plate 113 - Le Perroquet Jeoffroy femelle

      Paris 1801 - Jacques Barraband (1767-1809) Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets Paris: 1801-5 Hand-colored copperplate engraving 21 x 13 3/4 inches Condition: some minor discoloration along top paper edge; beautiful hand-coloring, original color; very good condition. Jacques Barraband&#146;s engravings of birds are masterpieces of French ornithological illustration. This stunning portrait was done for the distinguished ornithologist Francois Levaillant, who commissioned the artist to illustrate his landmark works on African ornithology, including the lavish and striking Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets. Images of African birds were popular in early 19th-century France both for their exoticism and for the interest in Africa that Napoleon&#146;s campaigns were generating. The collaboration of Levaillant and Barraband represented a departure from previous ornithological texts in its emphasis on beauty and luxury, with sumptuously colored and flawlessly rendered birds. The project was a massive undertaking, which required over 300 finished watercolors. Apart from their undoubted beauty, Barraband&#146;s engravings display a scientific accuracy that few ornithological artists have matched since. The meticulous hand-colored engravings in Levaillant&#146;s publications were unmatched for the delicate modulations of tone and color, fine lines and perfect draftsmanship, making them exceptional in their richness and tonal variation. Each feather is described by dozens of parallel lines, providing remarkable detail and naturalistically textured color. Some of the prints are embellished with touches of gold leaf on the feathers of the cheeks and shoulders of the birds, emphasizing the preciousness of the plates and reproducing the iridescence of the birds&#146; feathers. The present selection of images represents an opportunity to acquire spectacular engraving by a foremost 19th-century natural history artist.

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        Addresses to the Deity. The third edition.

      Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, by G.R. Clarke, London: 1801 - 2 With a fine fore-edge painting under the gilt showing "Christchurch in Hampshire (here James Fordyce lived)." With an early typed note relating to the painting. The artist possibly copied the engraving "Christchurch, Hampshire" from the print by E. Finden after a picture by W. Westall, published in Great Britain Illustrated, 1830. This view shows the single row boat in the foreground similar to the image with this fore-edge painting. Artist unknown; painted ca. 1900-1955. This scene is delicately and skillfully painted. "Fordyce&#146;s delivery and gestures were studied, and he drew crowds to Monkwell Street. His topics were didactic, but he also satisfied cultured tastes, and dealt with the ethics of actual life. David Garrick was impressed; Fordyce associated with Samuel Johnson, and introduced him to Blair. He gave sympathetic account in Addresses to the Deity, 1785, of Johnson's religious character, speaking as an evangelical moderate." [DNB]. Small 8vo. xx, [ii], 232 pp. Original full dark navy blue straight-grained morocco, gilt Greek-key tooling surround, five raised bands, elaborate gilt compartments, all edges gilt. Very good +. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires sur la dernière guerre entre la France et l'Espagne dans les Pyrénées Occidentales.

      Chez Treutel Et Würtz 1801 - In-8 ( 200 X 125 mm ) de 234 pages + 16 pages de catalogue, demi-cuir de russie vert sapin à coins, dos lisse orné de caissons et fleurons dorés, tranches safran. ( Reliure de l'époque ). Grande carte dépliante. Très bel exemplaire de cette très rare édition originale. Histoire guerre france espagne pyrenees [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Book of Common Prayer,

      London: John Reeves, Esq., 1801. And Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church according to the Use of The Church of England; together with the Psalter or Psalms of David. Pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches. Duodecimo (130 × 74 mm). Contemporary red straight grained morocco, spine and front board lettered in gilt, spine and boards ruled in gilt, edges gilt, fore-edge painting, marbled endpapers. Remains of a bookplate to the front pastedown, spine a little faded and a small amount of scuffing to the boards. An excellent copy. An attractively bound copy with a beautiful fore-edge painting of a tandem horse and cart.

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        Exercises de Botanique, à l'usage des commençans.

      Paris, Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1801. 2 volumes. 8vo (270 x 140mm). pp. (4), 1-234; (4), 235-438, with 157 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary red marbled boards with label on spines. [Together with:] PHILIBERT, J.C. Dictionnaire abrégé de Botanique faisant suite aux exercices de botanique à l'usage des commençans. Paris, Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1803. 8vo. pp. vi, 180, with 24 handcoloured plates. Contemporary red boards with label on spine. First editions of a very attractively illustrated work of which some of the plates are by R.Turpin. According to Quérard the name Philibert is a pseudonym for M. Legendre, 'ancien Conseiller au Parlement'.//Stafleu & Cowan 7842 & 7844.

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        Systema Eleutheratorum secundum ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus.

      Kiliae, impensis Bibliopolii Academici Novi, 1801. 2 volumes. 8vo (200 x 120mm). pp xxiv, 506; pp. 687. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered spines with marbled boards (repair to head of spine of second volume). Fabricius was one of the most famous pupils of Linnaeus. He greatly increased the knowledge of entomology, and described some 10.000 insects. "Two basic principles guided Fabricius' approach to entomological systematics: he distinguished, on the one hand, between the artificial and the natural characters; and, on the other hand, he stressed the importance of the various structures of the mouth." (DSB IV, p. 512). In his works Fabricius described many Australian and New Zealand insects brought back by Captain Cook's around -the-world voyages.//Provenance: Bookplates of Charles Alluaud and J. d'Aguilar.//Horn-Schenkling I, 6215.

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        The Life of George Washington, Late President and Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of America

      Philadelphia and Baltimore: H. & P. Rice, and James Rice; Printed By Joseph Charless. 1801. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. F First Edition. S Disbound. Poor. First US edition, 1801, preceding the 1807 purported first American edition listed in Sabin 16915. Rough copy without covers and without the probable frontis portrait that was included in the 1807 edition. Calf spine, about 17cm tall, 204, [3], 1p. publisher&#39;s ad. Begins with title page (detached) with attached blank at end. Spine chipped, text block holding together, title page and blank age-toned and lightly chipped at the edges, remaining contents very good with light to moderate foxing, name of J. G. Whitehorne at top of title page.

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        A View Within the Walls of a Pagoda

      London 1801 - Edward Orme From drawings by Colonel Ward Views in Hindoostan London: 1801-1804 Hand-colored aquatint engraving 16 ½&#148; x 23&#148;; 23 1/2&#148; x 27 1/2&#148; framed The 24 views of India depicted in this work were redrawn and published by Edward Orme. Colonel Ward, a skilled amateur artist and member of the Madras Army, originally drew the sketches that Orme reworked for Views of Hindostan. Richard Chase, the mayor of Madras to whom this publication was dedicated, acquired a number of Ward&#146;s sketches and passed them onto Orme. At the time of this publication there was a renewed interest in India, as the Fourth Mysore War had recently ended. The Fourth Anglo-Mysore War (1798-1799) was a war in South India between the Kingdom of Mysore and the British East India Company under Lord Wellesley. The war ended with the siege of Seringapatam, the capital of Mysore, and the killing of Tipu Sultan, the rebel leader of Mysore, by the British in 1799. William Orme was a talented landscape painter, who exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1797 and 1819. In addition to Views of Hindostan, Orme was involved in several other publications including J. Walker&#146;s The Itinerant (1799), Francis William Blagdon&#146;s A Brief History of Ancient and Modern India (1806) and F.B. Solvyn&#146;s The Costumes of Hindostan (1805).

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        Le Suppléant du chirurgien, ou la médecine et la chirurgie pratiques, mises à la portée du peuple - édition corrigée et augmentée (4 volumes)

      chez L'Auteur, à Nogent-sur-Marne 1801 - Rare ouvrage de médecine en quatres volumes de XVIII+324, XXXIII+207, 208 à 432+II+II+18, XLII+237+74 pages, sous reliures d'époque en plein cuir marbré, pièce de titre et de tome et motifs dorés sur le dos. Tranches rouges. Deux mors fendus et la coiffe en pied rognée au premier volume, , les deux coiffes rognées sur le tome deux, un mors fendu et une coiffe à peine abîmée sur le quatrième volume. Ex-libris du docteur Moignon. A l'exception de mouillures marginales sur trois pages du tome quatre, l'intérieur de ces livres est en parfait état. Poids de la collection : 1600 grammes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and Round the World; in Which the Coast of North-west America Has Been Carefully Examined and Accuratly Surveyed Performed in the Years 1790-1795 in the Discovery: New Ed. with Corrections Vol. II

      John Stockdale, London 1801 - First printing, this new edition with corrections. This is Volume II only including March through November 1792. Pp. 418 pp., green blind-stamped boards cased in calf with gilt titles and bands. Binding appears to be oriiginal. Complete, original text with no significant foxing, no tears, no inscriptions, intact hinges. Average wear to binding as espected but joings holding well, spine title legible. A Good solid copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life and Exploits of the ingeneous gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha translated from the original Spanish of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, by Charles Jarvis, esq. etc.

      William Miller, London 1801 - 4 vols. 8vo. Pp cxiv, 371; ix, 412; xvi, 391; xii, 440, errata leaf. Half title pages present. Portrait frontis, folding map and 19 plates. Half morocco. Teg, other edges uncut. Uniform light wear. Scattered moderate foxing, occasionally heavy. Plates foxed with off-setting. Piece of leather torn from front bottom corner vol 2. No inscriptions. A handsome copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Versuche den Galvanismus zur Heilung einiger Krankheiten anzuwenden.

      . Berlin, Myliussischen Buchhandlung, 1801, Kl.8°, 256 pp., 2 gefalt. Kupferstichtafel, mit Deckblatt der original Broschur im Pappband der Zeit; schönes Exemplar.. Erste Ausgabe! - Ausgehend von den Versuchen seines Freundes Alexander von Humboldt unternahm Carl Johann Grapengiesser (1773-1813) aus Parchim, war Mitglied des Colegiums Med.-Chirurgicum., Leibarzt des Kronprinzen und konsultierender Arzt des Königs von Preussen, zahlreiche Versuche, um die Heilkraft der Elektrizität zu untermauern. Große Erfolge erzielte er dabei insbesondere bei Amaurose, Taubheit, Lähmungen u.a. - Er starb als Chefarzt eines Kriegslazaretts an Typhus. - First Edition - fine and well preserved copy , with the original Front wrapper bound in. - "Grapengiesser was the first physician to use Volta"s "pile", the first battery, which Volta first described in print in 1800. Grapengiesser "noted that in paralyzed muscle excitability could be so poor that 150 elements were necessary to produce contraction. He placed conductors on moistened skin and found by trial and error that the best results were obtained with the zinc pole placed over the nerve trunk and the other pole over the branches of the nerve. He also noted that contraction occurred on the make and break of the circuit" Licht, History of Electrotherapy - Grapengiesser was physician to the Crown Prince of Prussia, and he had intended to write a general history of Galvanism. Upon learning that Augustin had embarked on a similar project, he decided to confine to his own experiments on the application of electric currents to the treatment of disease. - During the campaign against Napoleon, Grappengiesser caught typhus and he died all to young in 1813. His book met an immediate demand and was sold out within weeks; a second edition appeared already a year later in 1802. - - Garrison & Morton No. 1988.1; Waller 3702; Hirsch-H. II, p.832ff.; Ronalds p., 208; Bakken catalogue p. 210; Licht, pp.24-25, No. 333Mottelay p.269, 325, 326m 330, 332, 419; NUC records four locations, NLM, Yale Medical School, John Crerar and U.S.Naval Academy, Annapolis; Not in Wellcome

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        Saggio di Osservazioni e d'Esperienze sulle principali Malattie degli Occhi.

      . Pavia, B. Comino, 1801, Large 4°,(2), XI, (1), 288 pp., 1 fl. "Errori", engraved frontis. portrait *) and three fine engraved plates, rebacked gold tooled contemp halfleather binding; extra strong paper, very fine copy.. First edition of the first textbook on the subject to be published in the Italian language; Antonio Scarpa (1752-1832) has been called "the father of Italian ophthalmology." "In this work Scarpa first described the operation of iridodialysis. The chapters on diseases of the vessels in the eye, on cataract, and on staphyloma are particularly noteworthy. Scarpa's books were all superbly illustrated with his own drawings and the plates in this work, engraved by Faustino Anderloni, bear witness to Scarpa's artistic talent. Duke-Elder considered this the greatest work on ophthalmology that had appeared up to its time." Becker - Garrison considered Scarpa's illustrations to be the "crown and flower of achievement in anatomic pen-drawing." Scarpa "himself trained the famous Faustino Anderloni (St.to become the engraver of his illustrations. The latter's brother, Pietro Anderloni, assisted Faustino in the beginning. His anatomic prints are therefore models of anatomic representation as regards faithful differentiation of the tissues, correctness of form, and the utmost perfection of engraving. They rank with Soemmerring's illustrations and even surpasse them in respect of the vigor of the engravings.ct of the vigor of the engravings." Choulant, p. 298. - - "This classic work on ophthalmology remained the standard text for several decades, going through several editions and translations. It established Scarpa's reputation as a leading ophthalmologist and is especially notable for its copperplate engravings of the anatomy of the eye, drawn by the anatomist". Heirs... - *) "Dagegen findet sich ein Bildnis (Portrait) seiner Abhandlung über die Augenkrankheiten (Pavia, Comino, 1801) vorgeheftet, welches von seinem Stecher Anderloni (St. Eufermia bei brescia 1766-1847 Pavia) nach einem Gemälde des Mailänder Künstlers Gaetano Gattaneo (gestorben 1841 Triest) ausgeführt wurde, der in späteren Jahren als Numismatiker bekannt war. Es befindet sich nur in dieser Erstausgabe in Großquart und ging auch hier in den meisten Exemplaren verloren. Diese Ausgabe enthält übrigens auch zwei schöne Tafeln zur Anatomie des Auges. Die kleineren italienischen Nachdrucke dieser Arbeit in Oktav (Venedig 1805 und 1811) enthalten nur kleinere, unsignierte Nachstiche dieses schönen Bildnisses von Scarpa aus jungen Jahren. " Wegener - - Garrison-Morton 5835; Waller 8543; Becker coll. 327; Norman 1899; Heirs of Hippocrates 1106; R.N. Wegener, Das Anatomenbildnis (1939), pp.117-118

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        Memoirs of John Bacon, esq. R.A. with reflections drawn from a review of his moral and religious character

      London: Pr. for F. & C. Rivington by R. Noble, 1801.

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        LECCIONES DE NAVEGACION O PRINCIPIOS A LA CIENCIA DEL PILOTO

      - Madrid, 1801. Imprenta de Sancha. Holandesa piel con nervios y dorados en lomera. 580pp + XXIII + 43 + XXXII. Ilustrado con láminas desplegables con grabados. 3 primeras hojas facsimiladas. Buen estado. (Vitrina de San José) MARINA Y NAVEGACION

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        Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière des Reptiles. Ouvrage faisant suite à l'Histoire Naturelle générale et particulière, composée par Leclerc de Buffon et rédigée par C.S. Sonnini ...

      Paris, Dufart, An X-XI (1801-1803). 8 volumes. Royal-8vo (208 x 135 mm). pp. 384; 432; 452; 397; 365; 447; 436; 439, with 100 engraved plates and 2 folded tables. Publisher's brown marbled boards. "Daudin's most extensive herpetological work, and the one on which his reputation rests, was the 'Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière des Reptiles' (1801-1803), in eight volumes with 100 plates ... This book, part of the so-called Sonnini edition of Buffon's encyclopedia, was the standard herpetological reference of its day ... Daudin stated that he had examined over 1100 specimens belonging to 517 species, triple the number catalogued by Count Lacepède only 25 years before, his genera are well defined ..." (Adler, Contributions to the History of Herpetolgy p. 20). "Of all the herpetological treatises to emerge in France immediately following the French Revolution, the most comprehensive was Daudin's. The great voyages of discovery of the 15th to 18th centuries had brought to Europe enormous masses of new plant and animal species... and into most of the 19th century, Paris was the center for herpetological studies" (S. Haines, Slithy Toves. Illustrated classic Herpetological books at the University of Kansas p. 72). François Marie Daudin (1774-1804) died at a very early age. An uncut copy. //Nissen ZBI, 1045.

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        Mineralogische und bergmännische Bemerkungen über Böhmen.

      Berlin, C.F. Himburg, 1801. Royal-8vo (203 x 113mm). pp. xii, 815, with an attractive aquatint frontispiece and 1 engraved title-vignette. Recent marbed boards, spine with green gilt lettered label. Scarce publication which is not listed in the usual bibliographies. Reuss' geological and mineralogical publications comprise works on the area around Bilin and Carlsbad, on the Mittelgebirge of Northwest Bohemia, and on the regions surrounding Leitmeritz, Bunzlau, and Kaurzim. "Reuss' geological and mineralogical researches may be considered to have been the first comprehensive and reliable precursors for later work on the tertiary sediments and volcanites of northern Bohemia, together with their pre-tertiary basement" (D.S.B. XI, p. 387). A very fine copy, with the charming frontispiece showing the castle of Rotenhaus.//Bibliothekskatalog der Min.-Petr. Abt. des K.K. Naturhist. Hofmuseums Wien, p. 238.

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        The history civil and commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies.

      John Stockdale, London, 1801 - 3 vols. xxiv + 576pp + viii + 617pp + xxxii + 477pp + 22 folding plates and maps. Third ed. with additions. Tone spotting to plates and maps mostly confined to margins otherwise very clean in modern grey sugar papers with paper labels. A handsome set. This edition includes a Historical Survey of St Domingo plus 'A tour through the Windward Islands' by Sir William Young, 'Historical Account of the Constitution of Jamaica, Hortus Eastensis or a catalogue of exotic plants in the garden of Hinton East in Jamaica, Postscript to the survey of St Domingo and 'History of the war in the West Indies.' This edition includes individual island maps and fine engraved views.

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        Abbildungen des menschlichen Auges.

      . Frankfurt am Mai, bei Varentrapp und Wenner, 1801, Folio, X, 110 pp., 16 Kupferstichtafeln, davon 8 Umrisstafeln, im feinen Halbledereinband der Zeit: St.a. Tit., die ersten und letzten Seiten etwas fleckig.. First Edition of this important Milestone of Ophthalmology! - Samuel Thomas Soemmerring (1755-1830) "is best remembered for his fine anatomical illustrations, of which those devoted to the human eye are a good example". - - Ludwig Choulant declared this book "Soemmerring's most perfect work" which with Zinn's monograph formed the basis for all modern research on the structure of the eye. - - "Soemmering explains in the preface to his book (1801) that the "Abbildungen des menschlichen Auges" originated from drawings which he himself had made from anatomical preparations or he had made the first sketches which then had been elaborated on. He declares that he did not spare time nor effort nor cost in order to produce these anatomical illustrations which should enable one to obtain a more correct and more precise picture of the natural and healthy structures of the eye. This should be of benefit when investigating the function of the eye as well as for the treatment of eye diseases. I first thought this to be more of a hobby but then I had the advantage of getting access to a number of human corpses and the cooperation of the excellent artist Chr. Koeck who could follow my ideas in a splendid way. My teaching obligations gave me a certain amount of free time and I was supported by many encouraging friends. Each plate shows the illustration in lines to which letters and numbers are attached explaining the various structures. Another illustration is then reproduced in various shades of white and black. - The first plate illustrates the healthy living eye. - "The eye of a man is in general round, thick and strong; the eye of a woman is more elongated, flat, gentle, thin and pleasant." The conjunctiva of a Negro is never as white, clear and transparent as that of a European; the iris is so dark brown that at a certain distance it can hardly be distinguished from the pupil. In the eye of an albino the iris seems to be discontinuous so that the red color of the fundus can be seen not only through the pupil but also through these tissue defects. The eyes of albinos were in constant movement and even the iris made quicker than normal motions. During sleep the lids are closed in such a fashion that the upper lid is farther downward on the temporal side than nasally; the eye is somewhat rolled upward and the lower lid usually keeps its skin fold; the lashes cross each other. - The second plate illustrates the lids, the muscles, the nerves (as they have never been shown previously), the arteries and veins and the lacrimal apparatus. - The third and fourth plates show the extraocular muscles with their nerves and blood vessels. - The fifth plate shows the details of the interior of the eye. "I probably would never have noticed the central hole in the retina had I not had the chance to examine the eyes of a young man who had recently drowned." - "In the center of the retina is a very conspicuous round hole with a golden yellow margin around which blood vessels form a beautiful wreath." (Compare § 723, Buzzi, 1782.) - "I shall skip the differences between a hyperopic and a myopic eye". - The four main branches of the central vein are correctly illustrated, the corresponding arteries are still somewhat incompletely sketched. - The seventh plate shows the orbit and the eighth the profile of the eye seen from the left; it also shows a vertical cross section through the closed lids, the eyeball and the orbit. It has been reproduced often in various books on ophthalmology." F.C.Blodi/ Hirschberg 464 - - Garrison & Morton No.1489; Hirschberg 464; Becker Collection Nr.348

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        Disertacion critico-theo-filosofica sobre la conservacion de la santa imagen de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles

      Mexico: Mariano Joseph de Zuñiga y Ontiveros, 1801.

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        THE LETTERS OF A SOLITARY WANDERER : CONTAINING NARRATIVES OF VARIOUS DESCRIPTION (Vol II Only of Two)

      Printed for Burnet, Wogan, Brown, Porter, Dornin, Colbert, Folingsby, Rice, Jones, Stockdale, Jackson, Mercier and Co. Kelly, and Parry Et Al, Dublin 1801 - We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 341 pages; Dublin : printed for Burnet, Wogan, Brown, Porter, Dornin, Colbert, Folingsby, Rice, Jones, Stockdale, Jackson, Mercier and Co. Kelly, and Parry, 1801 . ESTCN3685 shows 16 copies world wide. Printed in 5 volumes over the period from from 1800 through 1802- Longman and Rees vols. 4-5. Rebound in leather-like cloth. Clean copy. To quote from Sheffield Hallam University's site "'The Letters of a Solitary Wanderer, ' come from the prolific pen of Mrs Charlotte Smith: a lady to whose taste and talents the public has paid many a tribute of respect. If these letters are comparatively deficient in that glowing imagery which enriches the various works of Mrs Charlotte Smith, they have excellencies of a different kind, which amply compensate the loss. Though a less luxuriant, we remark a more chaste diction: we observe also a general justness of sentiment and consistency of character, which have not always distinguished the productions of this plaintive writer. " (Vol II Only of Two) Scarce; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lectures on the Elements of Commerce, Politics, and Finances; Intended as a Companion to Blackstone&#39;s Commentaries on the Laws of England; And peculiarly calculated to qualify Young Noblemen and Gentlemen for . . . Parliamentary Business. Not in Eller

      London: Printed by A. Strahan . . . for T.N. Longman and G. Rees [etc.], 1801. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some lightish foxing and browning, else a very good copy; with a ?supplied frontispiece portrait not noted in OCLC Only edition of Mortimer&#39;s wide-ranging lectures, expressly dependent on Blackstone ("the many editions of that excellent work"), as well as John Selden and Lord Somers, and a host of continental writers, including Montesquieu and Pufendorf

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        Forsøg til en forbedret grønlandsk grammatica

      Copenhagen: C.F. Schubart, 1801.

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        Histoire Naturelle des Insectes (suite à Buffon)

      Paris Deterville 1801 - Composé d'après Reaumur Geoffroy, Degeer, Roesel, Linée, Fabricius et les meilleurs ouvrages qui ont paru sur cette partie; rédigée suivant la méthode d'Olivier. Edition originale. 10 vol.in-16 reliés plein veau d'époque, dos lisse orné, tranche jaune.Avec 112 planches hors-texte de Desève, Baraband, Meunier. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Análisis de las aguas minerales y termales de Sacedón, que se hizo quando pasó a tomarlas el Serenísimo Sr. Infante D. Antonio, en el mes de Julio y Agisto del año de 1800, con toda su servidumbre

      Imprenta de D. Fermín Villalpando, Madrid 1801 - 44 h. sin num. inc. portada, 1 gran grabado calcográfico plegado.Encuadernación de época en tafilete rojo, triple filete dorado en ambos planos, lomo liso con hierros e hilos dorados, cantos, contracantos, cabeza y cortes dorados, guardas de seda azul, punto de lectura en seda rosa.Magnífica impresión sobre fuerte papel de hilo, todo el texto enmarcado en filete tipográfico

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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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        LES JARDINS, POËME

      Paris: De l&#39;Imprimerie de P. Didot l&#39;aîné, 1801. n. Hardcover. An Important Book in Landscape Gardening, in Especially Elegant Green Morocco. 152 x 124 mm (6 x 4 7/8"). 3 p.l., xxxv, [i], 216 pp. EXTREMELY PRETTY CONTEMPORARY GREEN MOROCCO, GILT, BY BOZERIAN (stamp-signed at foot of spine), covers with gilt frame of entwined ribbon and leaf roll enclosed within double rules, daisy cornerpieces, flat spine densely gilt in compartments with inlaid red morocco dot at center radiating a profusion of small tools, turn-ins with gilt chain roll, pink watered silk endleaves, the pastedowns with a delicate gilt border, all edges gilt. With four charming engraved plates by Choffard and Saint-Aubin after Monsiau, all before letters. Printed on "Papier Velin." Cohen-de Ricci, p. 279. A bit of fading to the covers, but A VERY FINE COPY inside and out, the binding especially lustrous and entirely unworn, the margins very ample, and the text unusually clean, fresh, and bright. This is a delightful edition of a poem that had a real impact on landscape architecture, offered here in a binding characterized by impeccable execution and with typically elegant Bozerian design elements (including Neoclassical borders, intricate spine decoration, and silk endleaves). First published in 1780, Delille&#39;s poem on gardens is imbued with Rousseau&#39;s idea that natural is best. The poet contemns formal gardens and broad promenades in favor of a garden design that hides its artistry by reproducing the asymmetrical groupings of nature and careless bounty of the countryside. A bestseller despite the controversy it provoked among landscape designers, the work still exerts an influence today, as one can see in modern gardens and parks. Jacques Delille (1738-1813) was a schoolteacher whose translation of Virgil&#39;s "Georgics" (1769) brought him great acclaim for its supple and sonorous versification. It so pleased the Count of Artois (the future Charles X) that he named Delille to the sinecural post of abbot of Saint-Séverin. At 150 mm. tall, the present item does not have impressive size, but given its beautiful binding, pleasing illustrations, and remarkable condition, it is a volume with very considerable allure.

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        [X] Six Introductory Lectures, to Courses of Lectures Upon the Institutes and Practice of Medicine, Delivered to the University of Pennsylvania

      Philadelphia: John Conrad & Co, 1801. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 8vo, 168 pp. Contemporary leather boards, rebacked with new leather spine; endpapers replaced. Signature of Luther Guiteau (likely the Trenton, NY physician of that name [b. 1778], great-uncle of Garfield assassin Charles Guiteau) on the title page. Minor foxing, normal wear to boards; near fine. "Writing prolifically over nearly half a century, Rush was the first American physician to become widely known at home and abroad....[He] moved medicine toward diagnoses and treatment regimens that were more comprehensible and manageable. He also encouraged the use of hypotheses in medicine (although he showed considerably less rigor about testing them experimentally)....Rush&#39;s stature elevated the study of medicine in the United States. His position as educator gave him far-reaching influence in the American medical profession" (ANB). This work consists of a collection of lectures on medicine that were particularly well received by his students, and which they asked to have published. Among the topics covered are the relationship between observation and reasoning in medicine, the connection between physical condition and intellectual activity, the vices and virtues of physicians, and factors that have impeded progress in medical science and practice.

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        Maximen für den geselligen Umgang. Ein Taschenbuch für junge Personen, welche Ehre, Nutzen und Vergnügen in der Gesellschaft suchen.

      Reutlingen, Johann Jacob Mäck d. J. 1801.. 8°. 125 (1) S., Lederband d.Zt. mit RüSch., Rotschnitt. Ecken leicht berieben; innen frisch u. nahezu fleckenfrei.. Erste Ausgabe. ADB 12, 1880; Ueberweg 3, S.610; dieses Werk nicht bei Goed. VII,274. - Einzige noch zu Lebzeiten des Dichters und Philosophen K.H. Heydenreich (1764-1801) erschienene Ausgabe stellt ein Pendant zu dem von ihm bearbeiteten Buch des Abbe Bellegarde "Betrachtungen über die feine Lebensart" dar. Beigefügt ist eine Auswahl von Gracian's Maximen sowie ein "Gemälde der Conversationsfalschheit".

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        Minutes of the Proceedings of the Convention of Delegates from the Abolition Societies Established in Different Parts of the United States, Assembled at Philadelphia [First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Seventh Conventions]

      Philadelphia: Printed by Zachariah Poulson, Junr, 1801. Softcover. Very good. Six sewn pamphlets, pp. 32, 32, 32, 59, 20, 55. Three (1794, 1797, 1801) untrimmed in original plain paper wrappers, three (1795, 1796, 1798) with edges trimmed and in later wrappers. First volume lacks a front blank and has the contemporary signature of Samuel Rodman on the title page; front wrap of fourth volume detached but present, with the contemporary signature of Isaac Hicks. A very good set. These pamphlets record the proceedings of the first American effort at national organization around the anti-slavery cause. The first meeting, held January 1, 1794, drew delegates from the abolition societies of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. Later meetings added attendees from Rhode Island and Virginia, and each pamphlet lists the names of those present-among them Benjamin Rush, Jonathan Edwards, and many important early abolitionists. The first gathering "voted to petition Congress to prohibit the slave trade and also to appeal to the legislatures of the various states to abolish slavery. The petitions pointed out the inconsistency of a country that had recently rejected the tyranny of kings engaging in &#39;domestic despotism.&#39;" (LOC). They also issued an address urging all citizens to accept "the obligations of justice, humanity, and benevolence toward our African brethren, whether in bondage or free." According to Weinstein, despite limited funds or authority and infrequent meetings, these conventions "harnessed considerable public support for moral reform and imbued their ideological successor, the American Anti-Slavery Society, with cornerstone goals designed to &#39;bring the whole nation to a speedy repentance.&#39;" Weinstein 26, Evans 26533; Sabin 49379; Howes M-652.

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        Ueber die Ablenkung eines Lichtstrals von seiner geradlinigen Bewegung, durch die Attraktion eines Weltkörpers

      Berlin: bey dem Verfasser, 1801. <p>Soldner, Johann Georg von (1776-1833). Ueber die Ablenkung eines Lichtstrals von seiner geradlinigen Bewegung, durch die Attraktion eines Weltkörpers . . . In Astronomisches Jahrbuch für das Jahr 1804 (1801): 161-172. Whole volume, 8vo. [4], 268pp. 2 folding plates. Berlin: bey dem Verfasser, und in Commission bey G. A. Lange, 1801. 200 x 115 mm. Half sheep, marbled boards ca. 1801, minor worming in front cover, lightly rubbed but sound. Fine copy. Small ownership stamp on title, occasional marginal annotations.</p><p>First Edition. Soldner&#39;s paper represents "the earliest work on the deflection of light in the gravitation field of the sun . . . On the assumptions that light has weight, and that it is deflected according to Newton&#39;s law of gravitation, [Soldner] computed the bending of a ray passing the limb of the sun." (Wylie, "The path of light in a gravitational field," Am. Math. Monthly 32 [1925]: 404). Soldner&#39;s calculations "are based on Newton&#39;s emission theory, according to which light consists of particles. On this picture the scattering of light by the sun becomes an exercise in Newtonian scattering theory. . . . Soldner made the scattering calculation, put in numbers, and found ? [the value of the deflection]= 0."84" (Pais, p. 200)-a result remarkably close to the actual value of 0."87. In 1911 Einstein, in his paper "Ueber den Einfluss der Schwerkraft auf die Ausbreitung des Lichtes" (Ann. Phys. 35: 898-908), used a different method but the same basic assumptions to come up with a similar value for this "Newtonian deflection." The gravitational bending of light by the sun was one of three tests Einstein posed in 1916 to confirm the general theory of relativity; in 1919, Sir Arthur Eddington and his collaborators became the first to observe and record this phenomenon. Pais, Subtle is the Lord, pp. 198-200.</p>

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        Système des connaissances chimiques et leurs applications aux phénomènes de la nature et de L'art

      Baudouin, Paris 1801 - 6 volumes in 4 plein veau marbré, dos et plats ornés. Bel exemplaire bien complet du volume de table. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschenk für die Zürchersche Jugend von der Gesellschaft auf dem Musiksaal.,

      Zürich, David Bürkli, 1801-1812. - paginiert 90 - 184 (94 S.) mit 12 ganzs. Kupfern Die Musikgesellschaft ab dem Musik-Saal hat seit 1685 jedes Jahr ein Neujahrsstück veröffentlicht. Diese enthalten neben der Vertonung eines geistlichen oder patriotischen Gedichts auch Ermahnungen an die Jugend Zürichs zur Tugend und Frömmigkeit. Die Titel der 12 Hefte lauten: Zürich am Anfang des neunzehnden Jahrhunderts, Johann Caspar Lavater, Das gerettete Zürich; Das gerettete Vaterland an seine Kinder; Das Schiff, Eine Parabel; Der Kindersinn; Zwinglis Jugendjahre; Zwinglis Mannheit; Zwinglis Tod; Luther; Luther als Beförderer der Jugend-Bildung; Luthers Sterbebette. - Die Stiche sind von H. Lips, Senn, Oberkogler nach M. Usteri und F. Hegi. - Nur vereinzelt wenige Stockflecken, sonst sehr guter Zustand. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Friedrich II., der Große (Berlin 24. 01. 1712 - 17. 08. 1786 in Potsdam). König von Preussen. "Friedrich der II. in Nimburg nach der Schlacht bei Kollin. Frederic II a Nimburg ..",.

      . Kupferstich v. D. Berger n. Frisch, dat. 1801, 43 x 34,5 (H). Katalog Berlin VIII, 10 c. - Friedrich, sitzend auf einem Baumstamm, nach der Schlacht. Links von ihm Fürst Moritz und Ziethen, rechts von ihm die Generäle Seydlitz, Hülsen und Manstein. Im Vordergrund spielende Kinder.

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        Engravings of the arteries

      London: Longman & Rees, 1801. Engravings of the arteries, illustrating the second volume of the Anatomy of the Human Body . . . and serving as an introduction to the Surgery of the Arteries. 4to. [4], 49pp. 10 hand-colored engraved plates by Thomas Medland after Bell&#146;s drawings. London: C. Whittington for T. N. Longman and O. Rees . . . , 1801. 257 x 183 mm. Later half morocco, mottled boards, light wear, spine faded. Minor foxing but very good. Bookplate. First Edition. Gordon-Taylor 3.

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        Vocabulaire des termes de commerce, Banque, Manifactures, Navigation, marchand, Finance mercantile et Statistique

      chez Testu An IX (1801), à Paris - Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con fili e titolo oro su tassello rosso al ds. (lievi tracce di usura e angoli consumati). Tagli gialli. Edizione originale. Bell esemplare. Einaudi, 4422; Kress, S5694; non in Goldsmith. 8vo (cm. 20,1), XII-574 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Minutes of the Proceedings of the Convention of Delegates from the Abolition Societies Established in Different Parts of the United States, Assembled at Philadelphia [First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Seventh Conventions]

      Philadelphia: Printed by Zachariah Poulson, Junr, 1801. Softcover. Very good. Six sewn pamphlets, pp. 32, 32, 32, 59, 20, 55. Three (1794, 1797, 1801) untrimmed in original plain paper wrappers, three (1795, 1796, 1798) with edges trimmed and in later wrappers. First volume lacks a front blank and has the contemporary signature of Samuel Rodman on the title page; front wrap of fourth volume detached but present, with the contemporary signature of Isaac Hicks. A very good set. These pamphlets record the proceedings of the first American effort at national organization around the anti-slavery cause. The first meeting, held January 1, 1794, drew delegates from the abolition societies of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. Later meetings added attendees from Rhode Island and Virginia, and each pamphlet lists the names of those present-among them Benjamin Rush, Jonathan Edwards, and many important early abolitionists. The first gathering "voted to petition Congress to prohibit the slave trade and also to appeal to the legislatures of the various states to abolish slavery. The petitions pointed out the inconsistency of a country that had recently rejected the tyranny of kings engaging in &#39;domestic despotism.&#39;" (LOC). They also issued an address urging all citizens to accept "the obligations of justice, humanity, and benevolence toward our African brethren, whether in bondage or free." According to Weinstein, despite limited funds or authority and infrequent meetings, these conventions "harnessed considerable public support for moral reform and imbued their ideological successor, the American Anti-Slavery Society, with cornerstone goals designed to &#39;bring the whole nation to a speedy repentance.&#39;" Weinstein 26, Evans 26533; Sabin 49379; Howes M-652.

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