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        Painting of a Spaniel

      1801 - Henry Bernard Chalon (1771-1849) 1801 Oil on canvas Signed and dated "H.B. Chalon 1801" lower right 19" x 23 ½"; 24" x 27 ½" framed Henry Bernard Chalon, the son of a Dutch etcher and musician, was born in London in 1771. He studied painting at the Royal Academy, and by the age of 22 was a regular exhibitor at the Academy. A prolific painter at a young age, Chalon was made Animal Painter to the Duchess of York in 1795. Later Chalon was named as the official Animal Painter to the Prince Regent and William IV. In 1827 he collaborated with his brother-in-law, William Ward, on a series of horse racing illustrations for Sporting Magazine. Chalon is best known for his portraits of horses, dogs and cattle and was well patronized throughout his career. Many of Chalon's paintings are of animals that belonged to various members of the royal family. This portrait of a spaniel was likely painted for the Duchess of York, Princess Frederica Charlotte Ulrica (1764-1820), a dedicated dog lover, while Chalon was under her patronage. Chalon was known for his attention to detail and the anatomical correctness of his animals, which can clearly be seen in this charming work.

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        A New Universal Atlas, exhibiting all the empires, kingdoms, states, republics, &c. &c. in the whole world. being a complete collection of the most approved maps extant.including all the tracks and new discoveries of the British circumnavigators Biron [sic], Wallis, Carteret, Captain James Cook, Vancouver, Perouse, &c. &c. The fifth edition

      Printed and Published by Robert Laurie and James Whittle, London 1801 - Contemporary tree calf, covers with roll-tool border in gilt, the flat spine divided into seven compartments by gilt fillets and roll-tools, blue morocco lettering-piece in the second, the other compartments with repeat neo-classical decoration of a single centrally-placed tool, marbled endpapers A very fine copy of the fifth edition of this important atlas of the world, including a newly revised chart of world and nine other maps that were not available in the early editions of this spectacular work Eight editions of this work were issued on an almost annual basis from 1796 until 1807. The publishers constantly changed and improved the atlas in an effort to outdo not only their competitors, but also to improve on the previous edition. Maps were added (the first edition included only 66 map sheets), maps were replaced (the present work includes two maps dated 1800, including 'A New Chart of the World' dated 25 November 1800), and maps were updated (eight maps are dated 1799). The scale of some of the maps is truly spectacular: this atlas contains 15 maps that if joined would form large scale wall maps: 'Asia and its Islands' (on three folding sheets, ranging from the Arctic regions in the north, down through Russia, Indonesia and Australia) would measure approximately 56 x 46 inches if assembled. The remaining maps on two folding sheets would all be approximately 40 x 46 inches if joined: these include three maps of American interest: 'A new map of the whole continent of America'; 'A new map of North America, with the West India Islands'; and 'A map of South America'. The remaining areas that are covered by large scale maps are 'A general map of the World'; England & Wales; Scotland; Ireland; the Netherlands; Germany; Hindoostan; Bengal, Bahar, etc; Delhi, Agrah, Oude and Allahabad. This atlas was originally created by Thomas Kitchin. Sayer and Bennett had published the work in 1773, and Laurie and Whittle took over the Sayer business in 1794. They subsequently enlarged the work, adding maps and changing the name from the General Atlas to A New Universal Atlas . The maps are based on the work of a variety of mapmakers and surveyors: Thomas Kitchin, Thomas Jefferys, John Rocque, Robert Campbell, John Armstrong, John Roberts, L. S. d'Arcy Delarochette, James Rennell, Andrew Dury, Thomas Pownall and Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville. Also included is the information gathered as a result of the important Pacific voyages of Captain James Cook, George Vancouver, and Jean Francois Galaup de La Perouse. Phillips Atlases 3534. (21 1/8 x 15 1/4 inches). Mounted on guards throughout, letterpress title (verso blank) and 1p. index (verso blank), otherwise engraved throughout. 59 engraved maps on seventy-five mapsheets, all hand-coloured in outline (1 map on 3 folding sheets; 14 on 2 folding sheets; 9 on single folding sheets; 34 on single double-page sheets; 1 on a one-page sheet). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyages From Montreal, On The River St. Laurence, Through the Continent of North-America, To The Frozen And Pacific Oceans; In the Years 1789 and 1793

      London: Printed for T.Cadell and W.Davies., 1801., 1801. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., viii, cxxxii, 412, [2]errata. complete with half-title. 3 large folding engraved maps (1 coloured in outline). engraved frontis. portrait. Uncut in original bds. (spine repaired, new spine label, half-title, title & dedication leaves washed, large folding map of America washed, backed & reguarded, title foxed & browned & with long tear repaired affecting a few letters, some scattered foxing & light browning throughout). First Edition of "the earliest expedition made by a white man in this direction. His investigations, although pursued at so early a period of Arctic exploration, were remarkable for their accuracy; Sir John Franklin more than once expressed his surprise at being able to corroborate their correctness in his own explorations. Some Indian vocabularies are included.". (Sabin) Mackenzie's journals recount his two expeditions undertaken on behalf of the North West Company in its attempt to break the Hudson's Bay Company monopoly of the fur trade. The first expedition, in 1789, from Fort Chipewyan on Lake Athabaska down what is now known as the Mackenzie River to the Arctic constitutes the first trip to the Arctic from the Canadian prairies; the second, in 1792-93, from Fort Chipewyan over the Rocky Mountains by the Peace and Fraser Rivers to the Pacific, is distinguished as the first overland expedition to reach the Pacific, north of Mexico. The maps are the earliest done of certain parts of Canada. Also included is a lengthy account of the development of the fur trade in the North West, generally attributed to the author's cousin, Roderick Mackenzie. Bell M20. Hill pp. 187-88. Howes M-133. Lande 1317. Morgan p. 240. Peel 25. Sabin 43714. Smith 6382. Strathern 343. Streeter VI 3653. TPL 658. Vlach 511. Wagner-Camp 1. Winsor VIII p. 34.. 1st Edition.

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        Oeuvres Chirurgicales, ou Expose de la Pratique de P. J. Desault, Chirurgien en chef du Grand Hospice d'Humanite de Paris, par Xav. Bichat, son eleve, Medicin adjoint du meme Hospice. Nouvelle Edition, corrigee et augmentee. Avec Figures. Tome premier et seconde (complete).

      Mequignon l'aine, librairie,, Paris, 1801 - Paris, Mequignon l'aine, librairie, 1801 8°. 20,5 cm. XVI, 444 und XII, 592 Seiten. Pappbände der Zeit, gebunden mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf Lederschildchen. Neue, korrigierte und erweiterte Ausgabe. Französischsprachige Ausgabe. Mit 10 Kupferstichen und einem Frontispiz. Einbände berieben und bestoßen, ansonsten gute, frische Exemplare. New, enlarged and revised edition. French language edition. With 10 copper engravings and one frontispice. Contemporary hardcover with gilt lettering on spine. Cover rubbed and bumped, otherwise fine condition. Pierre-Joseph Desault geboren 1738, in Magny-Vernois, gestorben 1795 in Paris, bedeutender französischer Chirurg (Desault-Verband bei Schlüsselbein-Brüchen). Marie François Xavier Bichat geboren 1771 in Thoirette; gestorben 1802 in Paris, französischer Anatom sowie Physiologe. Er gilt als Begründer der Histologie. Sprache: Französisch Pappbände der Zeit, gebunden mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf Lederschildchen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Obelisk an die Gränzscheide des achtzehnten und neunzehnten Jahrhunderts. Eine Lapidarschrift.

      Berlin, in der königl. preuss. akadem. Kunst- und Buchhandlung 1801 - Titel, 220 S., 1 Bl. Lederband der Zeit mit farbigem Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe. - Goedeke VII,410,13 - Kaldewey VII,87: "Jenisch, der bei Kant studierte u. sich mit 38 Jahren das Leben nahm, gehört zu den wenigen bedeutenden dt. Satirikern des ausgehenden 18. Jhs. Seine ungewöhnliche Intelligenz, sein eigenständiges Urteil u. die verwirrenden Hoffnungslosigkeit in seinen Schriften unterscheiden ihn von anderen. - Vorliegender Band bringt zuerst eine Geschichte des 18. Jhs. bis hin zur frz. Revolution u. Napoleon in Versen. Dann folgt das 'Basrelief auf den Obelisk' eine Aphorismensammlung über I.: Regenten, Feldherrn, Staatsmänner, Günstlinge, Revolutionairs . 2: Schriftsteller, Künstler . Etwa zu LICHTENBERG Natur- u. Menschensitten durchschaute er mit gleichem Scharfblick. GOETHE Unter allen Dichtern neuer Zeit der antikeste. WIELAND Des verfeinertsten Jahrhunderts verfeinertster Dichter. KANT Der Spitzfindigkeiten der Natur scharfsinniger Erklärer." - Gelenke und Ecken teilweise fachgerecht alt restauriert, Einband leicht gewellt, zwei Stempel auf dem Titel, teilweise etwas stärker gebräunt bzw. fleckig, die letzten Bll. mit Wasserfleck im oberen weißen Rand. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Military Antiquities Respecting a History of the English Army from the Conquest to the Present Time. A New Edition with Material Additions and Improvements. Bound with A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons

      T. Egerton; G.Kearsley, Whitehall; Fleet Street, London 1801 - 2 Volumes. pp viii, 412; 372 plus plates plus Index. Engraved frontis and vignette title page to each volume and to the Treatise. 134 full-page plates. Light foxing to end ten pps of each volume otherwise contents clean, bright and unmarked. Newly rebound in full leather (medium tan calf). Whipstitched with new endpapers (British Library specification wove paper for 1800) sewn in. Original headbands retained. Raised bands to spine creating six panels, gilt-lined. Gilt labels. Simple blind tooling to boards. A fine, robust set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Military Antiquities Respecting a History of the English Army from the Conquest to the Present Time

      T. Egerton, London 1801 - 2 vols in original full-leather with raised bands, gilt dec & marbled e.p's/fore-edges. Spines & corners worn/sl.bumped. & inner hinges reinforced neatly with leather strips but both bindings remain tight. Images available [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MILITARY ANTIQUITIES respecting A History of the English Army, from the Conquest to the Presnt Time .. A new Edition with material additions & improvements. [With] A TREATISE ON ANCIENT ARMOUR AND WEAPONS, Illustrated by Plates taken from the Original Armour ijn the Tower of London

      London: T. Egerton & G. Kearsley 2nd edition with many more plates than the first + additional SUPPLEMENT bound in, 1801. Hardcover. Good. Frontispieces (3) + 3 Pictorial Titlepages + 138 plates this includes 61 extra plates to the Supplement by N.C. Goodnight, J. Newton, and others. Two Volumes Quarto wide gilt marbled roan (covers off & corners worn poor condition of once fine binding worth restoration or rebind) vi +[ii] contents & list of cuts +412pp +232pp +[*229-*234] +233-372pp +61 plates +[17]pp index. First 2 leaves of each volume are browned or foxed else clean, crisp and tight. *The TREATISE ON ANCIENT ARMOUR in Vol. II p.241-367 has separate title page but continuous pagination. Many fine engraved plates of military scenes, uniforms and weaponry.

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        Neue Deutsche Sprachlehre besonders zum Gebrauch in Schulen eingerichtet., Mit einer Vorrede von dem Herrn Oberkonsistorial-Rath und Probst Dr. Teller. Erster oder Theoretischer Theil; zweiter oder praktischer Theil; dritter Theil.

      Leipzig bei Gerhard Fleischer dem Jüngeren., [1801]. - [1 nn Bl.] XXIV, 270 S.; XIV, [1 nn Bl.] 352 S.; XIV, [1 nn Bl.] 164 S. [1 nn S.] Erste Ausgabe der wichtigen und umfangreichen deutschen Sprachlehre. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 750 8° Pappband der Zeit mit Buntpapierbezug. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essais de Montaigne, Edition nouvelle, où se trouvent ses Lettres et le Discours de La Boétie sur la servitude volontaire, ou le Contr'un, avec les Notes de Coste

      Chez Louis, Libraire, Paris 1801 - Près de 300 pages par volume, 16 volumes, complet. Avec le frontispice. Dos fragile, exemplaire en couverture d'attente. Dernière édition avec les notes de Coste. In-12 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        On the Worship and Love of God; translated from the original Latin.

      Printed at the Aurora Press by J. Hodson 1801 - toned and dust-soiled, some corners creased, pp. [ii], iv, [3]-251, [1],[bound with:]Swedenborg (Emanuel) A Treatise on the Nature of Influx: or, of the intercourse between the soul and body, which is supposed to be either by physical influx, or by spiritual influx, or by pre-established harmony. The third edition. Printed and sold by R. Hindmarsh, 1788, browned and dust-soiled, short womtrail deep in gutter, pp. [iv], xlviii, 111, [5], 12mo, modern quarter calf, marbled boards, green morocco lettering piece, sound Two rare translations of Swedenborg bound together. The first work COPAC locates in the BL only. The second work ESTC locates in Bodley, Academy of the New Church, and Harvard only, with COPAC adding only microfilms in NLS and York. The ESTC entry (and the ECCO scan of the Bodleian copy) do not call for a half-title in that work (present here and giving a price of 1s 6d), nor for advertisments at the end, here giving 3 pages of books ‘Printed and sold by R. Hindmarsh, printer to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales’ - two pages of works in English and one in Latin, all Swedenborgian. (Hyde 470; Hyde 2542, ESTC T188152)

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        VOYAGE A LA CÔTE OCCIDENTALE D'AFRIQUE, fait dans les années 1786 et 1787 ; contenant la description des moeurs, usages, lois, gouvernement et commerce des Etats du Congo, fréquentés par les Européens, et un précis de la traite des Noirs, ainsi qu'elle avait lieu avant la Révolution française ; suivi d'un Voyage fait au cap de Bonne-Espérance, contenant la description militaire de cette colonie. [2 volumes].

      1801 - Paris, Dentu, An IX - 1801. Deux volumes in-8 (130 X 197) demi-veau fauve à petits coins, dos lisse orné de filets gras et perlés, larges fleurons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison veau vert lierre, la tomaison est frappée au centre d'un blason doré et orné (reliure de l'époque). Tome I : faux-titre, titre, 32 pages, XXVIII pages, 226 pages, 1 carte et 7 planches dépliantes ; Tome II : faux-titre, titre, 320 pages, 1 plan, 1 carte et 1 planche dépliante. Tache brune en marge de quelques feuillets du premier tome et en marge de deux gravures, sans gravité. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de ce témoignage de la traite des noirs par un négrier ?repenti? Cette relation renferme des détails intéressants sur les m?urs, le commerce et la navigation des indigènes. Elle est publiée en 1801, à l?époque où la traite des noirs redémarre en France. On trouve pages 156 à 162 du tome I un vocabulaire Congo. HUIT BELLES PLANCHES dépliantes dessinées par l?auteur d?après nature et gravées en taille-douce par Nicolas Courbe sur vergé fort, représentant des indigènes et des scènes de m?urs, DEUX CARTES décrivant la côte d?Angola et le Cap de Bonne Espérance et un PLAN de la citadelle du Cap de Bonne espérance. LA TRAITE DES NOIRS EN ANGOLA : à la fin du XVIIIe siècle, de nombreux négriers européens vont pratiquer la traite de Noirs sur la «côte d?Angole» qui désigne alors non seulement l?actuelle Angola, au Sud du fleuve Zaïre, mais surtout au Nord, les royaumes du Congo: le Loango, le Kacongo et le Ngoyo ou Gabinde, particulièrement productifs. Les captifs, que les Européens appellent «Congos», viennent de la périphérie de ces royaumes, sur une aire d?environ 300 km et arrivent aussi, par le fleuve, de régions plus lointaines du centre et du sud de l?Afrique. Les archives de ce trafic se recoupent avec des récits de voyages, parfois illustrés. Louis Ohier, comte de GRANDPRÉ (1761-1846), marin et voyageur français, fut tour à tour armateur et marchand, agent secret, officier, ingénieur et écrivain féru de botanique. Après avoir mené une vie aventureuse sous la Révolution, il fait le récit de son expérience de négrier dans un manuel de traite spécifique pour cette partie de la côte occidentale d?Afrique. Il dénonce dans cet ouvrage les abus de la traite des Noirs à laquelle il participa lors de son voyage, et propose de la supprimer et de la remplacer par des établissements où l'on pourrait importer et cultiver toutes les productions coloniales. Il tente ensuite de disculper les indigènes de l'accusation d'anthropophagie, laquelle, selon lui, n'est exercée que très rarement et seulement à titre de vengeance. BEL EXEMPLAIRE de cet ouvrage peu commun, finement relié à l'époque. (Luce-Marie Albigès, "La Traite à la «côte d'Angole», L?Histoire par l?image (1643-1945)" ? Gay, 3075 ? Chadenat, 6253, qui annonce à tort 12 planches ? "Nouvelle Biographie générale", T. XXI, p. 659 ? "Guide des sources de la traite négrière, de l'esclavage et de leurs abolitions, Direction des Archives de France, La documentation française", Paris, 2007). NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tales of Wonder

      London - W. Bulmer and Co. for the author 1801 - A first edition of this collection ofhorrorpoems and ballads, which include some of Walter Scott's earliest poems. Also with eight poems by Robert Southey, one by John Leyden and nine by Matthew Gregory Lewis. Scott's Glenfinlas, Eve of St John, and his translations of Leonara and The Wild Huntsman first appeared in these volumes. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebound in half-calf bindings. Externally, very smart. Internally, firmly bound. Pages have some scattered spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire Naturelle du Genre Humain (2 Tomes - Complet) Histoire Naturelle du Genre Humain, Ou Recherches sur ses Principaux Fondemens Physiques et moraux ; précédées d'un Discours sur la nature des êtres organiques, et sur l'en semble de leur physiologie. On y a joint une dissertation sur le sauvage de l'Aveyron. [ édition originale ]

      Dufart 1801 - 2 vol. in-8 cartonnage bradel d'édition en couverture d'attente, De l'Imprimerie de F. Dufart, An IX [ 1801 ], 1 f. n. ch., 435 pp. ; 394 pp. et 1 f. n. ch., avec 13 planches et 2 tableaux dépliants Edition originale. Bon état (tableaux un peu abîmés en marges, mouill. marginale sur 3 pl., pièce de titre postérieure). Médecin et physiologiste français, Julien Joseph Virey défendit la doctrine du vitalisme à l'Académie de médecine, et combattit les théories de Lamarck et de Broussais. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage Dans La Haute Pensylvanie et Dans L'etat De New York, Par Un Membre Adoptif De La Nation Oneida. Traduit et Publie Par L'auteur Des Elttres D'un Cultivateur Americain.

      Crapelet Pour Maradan, Paris 1801 - 3 volumes. 8vo., xvii, 427; 434; 409 (1) pp. (errata). 11 engraved plates, both views and maps, of which 7 are folding (light dampstaining throughout the lower third of the textblock in the second volume, otherwise the text is clean and bright). Original blue paper wrappers (lightly worn, but still vivid and attractive, with some skilful repairs to the spine); preserved in a modern blue cloth, gilt slipcase and chemises. "HIS VERACITY MAY BE RELIED ON. AND YOU WILL BE EASILY ABLE TO SEPARATE FROM THEM HIS REFLECTIONS" (Jefferson) First edition. "No other writer has so well described the Indian great councils, or assemblies, where they deliberate on their public interests" (Sabin). A classic American narrative. After installing himself on a farm in Orange County, New York following the French and Indian War, the French-born Crevecoeur began writing about America. His "Letters of An American Farmer" became the first "best-seller" in Europe by an American, and forged an American identity in the minds of Europeans, and in a large part helped to begin the mythology of the American Dream. However, by the time he wrote the present title, dedicated to George Washington, he had been largely forgotten about, and the book was generally ignored. "This work is distinguished by its valuable details on the aboriginal tribes, and their gradual disappearance. No other writer has so well described the Indian great councils, or assemblies, where they deliberate on their public interests" (Sabin 17502). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet, Chez Maradan, Paris 1801 - Crevecoeur, Michel Guillaume Jean de. .JOURNEY INTO NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA AND THE STATE OF NEW YORK.Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1964. Translated by Clarissa Spencer Bostelmann. Her Copy. First Edition. Tall 8vo., 619pp. An excellent copy in dustwrapper. The first complete English translation of Crevecoeur's monumental oeuvre. CSB's presentation, inscribed to her mother on the ffe: "For my Mother, / peerless inspiration / Devotedly / Clarissa / April 1964". Mrs. C. S. Bostelmann small blue address sticker at the top of the ffe with 6 lines of relevant manuscript notes at the bottom. "More than a book of travel , Journey.expresses Crevecoeur's belief in the corruption of Old World civilization and his prophecy that the American Revolution would bring harmony, abundance, and democracy. This is a book rich in early American lore." Custom TBCL Slipcase. With: Crevecoeur, Michel-Guillaume St. Jean de. VOYAGE DANS LA HAUTE PENSYLVANIE ET DANS L'ETAT DE NEW YORK PAR UN MEMBRE ADOPTIF DE LA NATION ONEIDA TRADUIT ET PUBLIE PAR L'AUTEUR DES LETTRES D'UN CULTIVATEUR AMERICAN.Paris: De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet, Chez Maradan, 1801. First Edition. Three Octavo Volumes: [xxxii], 1-427; [xiv], 434; [xii], 409, [1], pp., eleven finely engraved plates, both views and maps of which 7 are folding. A very good lightly rubbed set in solid antiquarian condition; with the text blocks clean & fresh & free of blemish. The translator, Clarissa Spencer Bostelmann's set with strong original provenance; the bookplate of Samuel W. Pennypacker [1843 - 1916 / Governor of Pennsylvania from 1903 to 1907, Americanist, President of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania] on the front pastedown of each volume. These volumes are finely printed and illustrated. Of special note are: the portrait of Washington engraved from a cameo executed by Madame Brehan in NY (1789); the powerful pictures of an Onondaga sachem and Koohassen ,an Oneida warrior; and the fine maps & plans, including a large folding map of the Southern United States, engraved by Tardieu. "Original work of this author, presented under the guise of a translation." - Howes Only his initials appear at the end of the dedication to George Washington. "This work is distinguished by its valuable details on the aboriginal tribes, and their gradual disappearance. No other writer has so well described the Indian great councils, or assemblies, where they deliberate on their public interests.". Howes C884; Sabin 17501; Brunet II, 424 Crevecoeur [1731-1813] traveled widely in America after the French & Indian War, and became a naturalized citizen in 1765. In the Revolution he chose the Loyalist side, and during the War he resided in France. During this separation from his adopted home he wrote: LETTERS FROM AN AMERICAN FARMER. "This volume was more widely read in England & Europe and had a greater influence in attracting its readers toAmerica than any other book of the period" - Vail 674. When he returned toAmerica in 1783 he found that his home had been burnt by Indians, and that his wife and children were gone. This present work was written during the difficult years of the French Revolution. It was intended to be merely a fourth volume of the "Letters From an American Farmer", but Crevecoeur eventually created an entirely new work. In its pages one discovers the final evolution of his ideas, intimate observations, and dreams aboutAmerica. It is filled with details on the gradual disappearance of the aboriginal tribes and the great Indian Councils. He also had intimate knowledge of the characters of the founding fathers. Crevecoeur was, for many years, the French Consul inNew York and enjoyed the friendship of Washington,Franklin, and other leaders. The author spent nearly 25 years inAmerica, saw Washington, in 1774, come to the first Congress fresh from his farm, witnessed his extraordinary career, and in 1797, saw him return to private life as an agriculturalist. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage dans la Haute Pensylvanie et dans l’État de New-York, Par un Membre adoptif de la Nation Oneida. Traduit et publié par l’auteur des Lettres d’un Cultivateur Americain. Tome Premier. [-Second, -Troisième].

      De l’Imprimerie de Crapelet. A Paris, Chez Maradan, Libraire, rue Pavée S. André-des-Arcs, nº 16. An IX – 1801. 1801 - 3 vol. in-8° ( x mm.): xxxi, [i, errata], 427 p., 3 pl. h.-t. (1 dépl.), grande carte dépl.; xiii, [i, errata], 434 p., 2 cartes dépl. et 2 pl. h.-t. dépl. (Chutes de Niagara); [xii], 409, [1, errata] p., 2 plans dépl. et 4 tables dépl., au v. I, cachets sur les faux-titres et les titres, de nombreuses erreurs dans la pagination, qques traces d’eau au v. I, première carte dépl. au v. II détachée mais présente, derniers feuillets du v. II un peu rongés affectant un peu la carte (petit trou, env. 12 mm. circulaires, touchant à peine la ligne supérieure), marges extérieures des premiers feuillets du v. III un peu rognés, n’affectant pas le texte, série en mauvais état pourtant toujours désirable pour les planches et les cartes). Brochages de papier marbré d’origine. Edition originale non rognée. Cf. Sabin: "L’auteur passa presqu’un quart de siècle en Amérique, vit Washington, en 1774, arriver au premier Congrès frais de sa ferme, fut témoin de sa carrière extraordinaire, et, en 1797, le vit prendre sa retraite à la vie privée d’un agriculteur. Son expérience, alors, lui permet de donner beaucoup d’informations et des cancans personnels qui ne se trouvent pas facilement ailleurs. Il y a aussi un beau portrait de Kesketomah, un sachem des Onondagas, et de Koohassen, un guerrier Oneida. Cet ouvrage est distingué par ses détails valables sur les tribus aborigènes, et leur disparition graduelle. Aucun autre auteur a aussi bien décrit les grands conseils ou assemblées des Indiens, où ils délibèrent sur leurs intérêts publics.". Howes (Hartley) C888 ("dd") note: "Ouvrage original de cet auteur, présentée sous le déguisement d’une traduction." Crèvecoeur était un noble Français qui vint en Amérique en 1754 et servit sous Montcalm pendant la Guerre de Sept Ans. Il voyagea beaucoup dans les régions des Grands Lacs et de l'Ohio ainsi que dans les colonies Américaines, et s’établit finalement sur une ferme près de la frontière en Orange County, New York. De 1783 jusqu’en 1790 il était le consul français à New York. Sabin, 17501; Field, 388; T.P.L. 6801. Monaghan 503.

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        The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies (In 3 Volumes)

      John Stockdale, Piccadilly 1801 - London: John Stockdale, Picadilly. 1793-1801. Collated. Volume 1: Preface (8pp.) [i-xxxvi] (9-494) 12 plates. Volume 2: (1-520) 4 plates. Volume 3 (An Historical Survey of the French Colony in the Island of St. Domingo): [v-xix] (3-443) 6 plates.Folio. 3 volumes fully bound in modern brown, period-style leather. Gilt stamped title and volume number over red Morocco leather title plate on spine of each volume. Tight bindings and solid boards. Minimal shelf wear. Light rubbing to boards. Minor bumping to corners. New endpapers.Volume 1 interior: Slight discoloration around inside of front board. 2 light notations inside front board relating to volumes contents on pages 403 and 435. Inner endpaper has detached, but remains intact. Notation referring to page 357 on other side of end paper. Minor chipping to pages throughout. Minimal discoloration. Newspaper article (Colonization Herald) from 1861 referring to the British West India Islands has been affixed to a blank page adjacent to the list of maps and plates. Minor discoloration from adhesive. Minor chipping to General Map of the West Indies. Segments have been repaired with adhesive parchment. Map of Jamaica is in nearly perfect condition. Segment from an 1878 edition of the New York Herald featuring a map relating to the "Negro Insurrection at St. Croix, W.I." has been affixed adjacent to the Map of the Virgin Islands, page 457. Loose blank page at end of volume. Overall, text is crisp and text block is good. Illustrations are bright and clear. Copperplate illustrations are protected with tissue guards.Volume 2 interior: Slight discoloration around inside of front board. 2 light notations inside front board relating to volumes contents on pages 121 and (62?). Minor chipping throughout. Notation in lower margin on page 7. Underlining on pages 8, 49 and 59. Underlining in red on pages, 63, 64, and 67. Notation in right margin on page 67. Light staining at bottom of pages 91 and 92. Underlining on page 135. Slight discoloration to final 2 pages. Overall, text is crisp and text block is good. Illustrations are bright and clear. Copperplate illustrations are protected with tissue guards.Volume 3 interior: First page after end paper is torn in several places. It contains notations referring to pages 36, 110, 157 and 207. Minor chipping throughout. light damp stain to title page. minor staining from copperplate engraving on adjacent page. Underlining on pages 21 and 32. Underlining in red on page 36. Notation in left margin on page 82. Notation in right margin on page 87. Slight chipping and staining to Map of St. Domingo. Segment affixed to text has been repaired with a large piece of blue parchment. Entire map is discernible and legible. Notation in right margin on page 243. Underlining on pages 401 and 406. Light staining to top of back end paper. Overall, text is crisp and text block is good. Illustrations are bright and clear. Copperplate illustrations are protected with tissue guards.Bryan Edwards was a renown English politician and historian, and a strong supporter of the slave trade. Originally published in 1793, the first two volumes were History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies. In 1797, a companion volume, Historical Survey of the French Colony in the Island of St. Domingo was released. In the 1794 edition, both titles were consolidated into a three volume collection. They provide a comprehensive account of the colonial histories of several islands, including source documents, detailed maps, letters and ledgers. This has been translated into German and, in part, into French and Spanish. A fifth edition was issued in 1819. This rare 3 volume collection is complete, in tact, and well-preserved. Please feel free to view our pictures of this lovely set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Historical Survey of the Island of Saint Domingo, together with an Account of the Maroon Negroes in the Island of Jamaica and a History of the War in the West Indies, in 1793 and 1794

      John Stockdale, Piccadilly, London 1801 - John Stockdale, 1801, v-xix, 443pp. 6 plates (3 other illustrations, map of Tobago, and large folding map of St. Domingo). Contemporary gray-green boards. Clean, unmarked pages. No foxing present. Spine lettering damaged. Book plate inside cover. Vol III of Edward's History of the West Indies. Sabin [21895] and 2190 (Yes, we have 2 copies in stock. This is the better one) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Six Picturesque Views in North Wales

      J Mawman, London 1801 - Six Picturesque Views in North Wales, engraved in Aquatinta by Alken, from drawings made on the spot: with poetical reflections on leaving that country: Has been rebound, in cloth keeping the original book in its rather poor wrappers but encased in the new binding, real gold title to spine. Internally, new brown endpapers, original brown paper wrappers a little chipped and marked, top corner missing, FEP worn at edges, some minimal foxing to front & rear blanks, text block edges uncut, 32 pp, 6 pl, printed by T Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, London, with the label of Peter Bicknell to fpd. Plates are: Frontispiece of Bedgelert Church, Carnarvonshire by B Broughton/S Alken. Conway Castle, Pulpit of Hugh Llwyd Merionethshire, Pont y Pair Carnarvonshire, The Fall of the River Machno Carnarvonshire & finally Pont y Glynn Dyffis near Corwen, Rare. (Graesse 548. COPAC. WorldCat) Samuel Alken, who during the 1790s he aquatinted a large number of plates for sets and books of picturesque views in the lakes, Wales, Ireland, Switzerland, and other places. These included some of his own compositions and a set of aquatints of drawings by the great popularizer of picturesque scenery William Gilpin, published in 1794. See ODNB for a full Bio. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De l'éducation d'un homme sauvage, ou des premiers développemens physiques et moraux du jeune sauvage de l'Aveyron.

      Paris: chez Goujon fils, 1801 - Octavo (197 × 126 cm). Later blue paper wrappers, edges trimmed. Very faint foxing to some leaves, a very good copy. Etched portrait frontispiece depicting the Wild Boy; signed as usual by the author and the publisher on the title verso. First edition of Itard's first account of his attempted education of Victor, the Wild Boy of Aveyron. Itard was a French physician noted for his work with deaf-mutes, but his attempts to educate Victor were a failure. Some have considered this to be the first documented case of autism. Though that diagnosis is controversial, Victor of Aveyron is probably the best-known feral child of the Enlightenment era, made famous more recently through François Truffaut's film L'Enfant Sauvage. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De l'education d'un homme sauvage, ou des premiers developpemens physiques et moraux du jeune sauvage de l'Aveyron [The Wild Boy of Aveyron]

      Goujon fils, An X. [1801], Paris - Hardcover. First Edition of this famous work. Jean Itard (1774-1838) was a French doctor who was known as an educator of deaf-mutes. He tried to test his educational theories in the celebrated case of Victor - The Wild Boy - of Aveyron. The boy was found in the woods in a feral state and was believed to have lived there for years. Itard worked to make the boy "normal," but failed. In this first report Itard was optimistic about the feral child's prospects for language acquisition and socialization. In his 1807 second report his conclusions were much more pessimistic, as even after a number of years of intensive education the boy had been unable to learn to speak. Itard's methods, described in his two reports, were based upon the philosopher Condillac's analytical approach to the acquisition of knowledge, which had been used with success in the teaching of deaf-mutes. However, Itard created a new system of pedagogy in adapting this approach to the needs of this extraordinary boy. [Haskell Norman Catalog 1144]. A small octavo bound in modern marbled brown paper covered boards with gilt-stamped spine. Lacking the frontispiece portrait of the "Wild Boy" and trimmed a bit closely at the top margin, otherwise very good with minor foxing. With two minor early corrections to pages 45-46 and an early marginal ink comment to page 7. Signed as usual by Itard and Goujon on the verso of the title page to prevent piracy. 100 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Don Juan. Oper in zwei Akten. Nach dem Italienischen des Abb. de Ponte frei bearbeitet.

      Breitkopf & Härtel, (Leipzig, 1801 - (Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel 1801). Quer 4°. XIV S. Grüner Rückenfalz. 1. Ausgabe, sehr selten. Gedacht als Beilage des Erstdrucks der Partitur (Il dissoluto punito ossia Il Don Giovanni, KV 527), um die dort aufgetretenen Druckfehler zu korrigieren, gleichzeitig erschienen (ausführlich Haberkamp I, 297, Abbildung II, 258). Fehlt, bzw. nur unvollständig vorhanden in großen Musiksammlungen (München, Berlin, Prag, Salzburg, Wien, Offenbacher, HKöchel u.a.). Leicht gebräunt, wenige Altersflecken, am schmalen Rand leicht beschädigt, die obere Ecke hinten mit kleiner Fehlstelle ohne Buchstabenverlust, Bugfalte. Sprache: deu [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Glic-Gamena Angel-Deod. The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England - Illustrated with hand-coloured engravings selected from ancient paintings in which are represented most of the Popular Diversions

      London: Printed by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, for J. White, at Horace's Head, Fleet Street, 1801 - First edition. 4to. Frontispiece of chess-players and 39 plates. l, [6, contents], 301, [1] pp. Half pigskin and marbled boards. Bookplate of E.A. van Vleck and American Museum on Natural History with release (blind stamp at head of title; release stamp on verso of title page). Some wear to upper joint, else very good plus. Gee, pp. 145-46; Schwerdt II, p. 231; Padwick 836; Johnston, Golf p. 346; D&J S40630 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Planches Relatives a L'Instruction Concernant L'Exercise et Les Manoeuvres Des Troupes A Cheval

      Chez Magimet, Paris 1801 - Original full brown calf with gilt decoration to the spine. Red leather title label. There is no narrative. Armorial book plate to the front pastedown. One and fifty-two beautiful numbered engraved plates, most of which are neatly folded. The engravings show mounted soldiers, manoeuvres, formations, horses, equipment, etc. A beautiful copy of a very scarce book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Über Felsen stürzender Wildbach.

      . Aquarell über Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem Velin. 29:18,2 cm.. Nachdem sein Lehrer Ernst Fries (1801-1833) gestorben war, ging Verhas zur Münchner Akademie. Nach wechselnden Aufenthalten in München und Heidelberg ließ er sich 1856 in Heidelberg nieder und unternahm von dort aus zahlreiche Studienreisen. Seit dem Münchner Studienaufenthalt war er beeinflusst von H. Heinlein (1803-1885) und später auch von J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851), der sich 1838 in Heidelberg aufgehalten hatte.

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      Printed at the Hircarrah Press By Thomas Hollingbery, Calcutta, Calcutta 1801 - Folding map of the Ganges on one very large and two small plates, 20 other plates (as called for in the Binder's instructions but lacking the "N.E. View of the Rocks at Colgong called for) 15 plates, vi.521pp including the list of members and contents list, [1] errata. 19th Century half black leather gilt with remains of red leather title label gilt, the boards (with binder's stamp of H Sizer, Binder, Frith St, Soho) now detached, text block with spine still very tight and sound, some foxing, a little marginal insect damage to a very few pages. Generally a much better than average copy of one of the very scarce Calcutta printings of the Society's journal. Contents include: On the Course of the Ganges through Bengal ( Henry Colebrooke, with fine partly coloured map on thick folded paper), On Ceylon and the Doctrines of Boodha (Capt Mahony), Narrative of a route form Chunarghur to Yert-Nagoodum (Capt J T Blunt), a new species of Delphinus (Dr Roxburgh, 1 plate), the inscription on the Pillar at Dehlee (H Colebrooke, several plates), Account of the Kookies (John Macrae), A method for extending a Geographical Suervey (Major Lambton), the Religion and People of Ceylon (Mr Joinville), the Burmha Game of Chess compared with the indian, Chinese, Persian games (late Hiram Cox). Photo by e-mail, on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lectures on the Elements of Commerce, Politics, and Finances.

      1801 - "Intended As a Companion to Blackstone's Commentaries" Mortimer, Thomas [1730-1810]. [Blackstone, Sir William (1723-1780)]. Lectures on the Elements of Commerce, Politics, and Finances; Intended as a Companion to Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England; And Peculiarly Calculated to Qualify Young Noblemen and Gentlemen for Situations in Any of the Public Offices Under Government, And for Parliamentary Business. London: Published by A. Strahan, 1801. xxviii, 442 pp. Includes six-page subscriber list. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Contemporary tree sheep, rebacked retaining original spine with lettering piece and gilt fillets, front hinge mended. Some rubbing, corners bumped and lightly worn, upper corner of title page repaired. Light toning, negligible foxing to some leaves, internally clean. A handsome copy. * Only edition. Best known as the author of Every Man His Own Broker (First edition, 1761), Mortimer was an attorney, diplomat and writer with an interest in commercial law. He believed Blackstone provided an essential component of the nobleman and gentleman's education. His Lectures were intended to cover the remaining areas: commerce, politics and finances. Not in Eller of the British Museum Catalogue. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lectures on painting, delivered at the Royal Academy with additional observations and notes. London, printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies in the Strand and W. Blackwood in Edingburgh 1820. 4°. XVIII, 1Bl., 257 S., mit Porträt-Frontispiz sowie gest. Titel- und Schlussvignette, Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      - Thieme-B. XII, 567: ?Größere Wirkung erreichte Füßli mit seinen Vorlesungen über Malerei an der Royal Academy (März 1801)?.- Tls. leicht stockfleckig, Innendeckel mit Exlibris, Ebd. etw. berieben, sonst gutes breitrandiges Exemplar.

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        Op. 43, arr.]. Gli Uomini di Prometeo Ballo per il Clavicembalo o Piano- Forte Composto, e dedicato á Sua Altezza la Signora Principessa Lichnowsky nata Contessa Thunn. Opera 24 [!43]. [Piano reduction]

      Artaria e Comp. [PN] 872 [1801], Vienna - First Edition. The full score was not published until 1864. Kinsky p. 102- 04. Hoboken 2, 215 and plate 8. Oblong folio. Early blue wrappers. 1f. (title), ii (blank), 2-56 pp. Engraved. Printed price: "3 fr. 30," corrected in ink in "4 fr/20." Early owner's signature to upper wrapper in ink: "Wilhelmine Maurer." Two leaves trimmed at lower margin with very slight loss to printed area.A very good copy overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Celebration of the Fourth of July!

      Two issues of the Pittsburgh weekly, ?The Tree of Liberty,? July 4, 1801 and July 2, 1803, each with articles and advertisements. Each issue is 4p, 10.75? x 17?, with minor flaws including light soiling, creases, and marginal wear. Very Good condition.July 4, 1801. The complete text of the Declaration of Independence and a list of the Signers, by state, from New Hampshire to Georgia, is printed on page 2, columns 2-4, under the heading ?Pittsburgh / Saturday, July 4.? Prefaced by ?The following Declaration is for the perusal of Freemen. Its truths are imprinted on their minds, never to be effaced.? News reported includes appointments by President Jefferson of ?Commissioners to treat with several nations of Indians east of the Mississippi. Gen. Wm. R. Davie, Gen. James Wilkinson, and Col. Benjamin Hawkins? and ?Agent with the Cherokees, and Military Agent in Tennessee, Col. Return J. Meigs ?" in place of capt. Lewis and Col. Hendly.? Pages are closely cut at top edges.July 2, 1803. Lengt

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        Port Folio War of 1812 Collection, 19 Engravings - 1810 to 1816 (American focus)

      A fantastic collection of Port Folio prints" in very good+ condition from the Port Folio Magazine. Very early and in some cases possibly the first publishing of the subject. Each engraving has been washed and deacidified. Condition very good+.Year Title                                                                                                Individual Price for Reference only1810 Copy of the Medal presented by Congress to Commodore Preble $1451813 Capture of the British Sloop of War Frolic of 24 guns, by the U.S. Sloop War Wasp of 18 guns $2251813 William Bainbridge, Esq. of the United States Navy $1251813 James Lawrence Esqr. Late of the United States Navy. $2251813 James Lawrence Esq. $3951814 Peacock & L'Epervier $2501814 O.H. Perry Esqr. of the United States Navy $1501814 Wm. Henry Allen Esq. late of the United States Navy  $1251814 Capt.’ M.C. [JD] Elliott, US Navy $1251815 Battle of Niagara (Lundy's Lane) $2751815 South-east view of Sackett's harbour $2501815 Attack on Fort Oswego $2501815 A View of the Port of Buffaloe - Lake Erie $2001815 A Plan of Fort Sandusky $1951815 Lt. Col. Croghan $1951815 James Biddle, Esq. of the United States Navy $1451815 Major General Harrison $2751816 Battle Monument in Baltimore $1751816 Major General Brown, US Army $175The Port Folio was a new type of American magazine, "Devoted to Useful Science, the Liberal Arts, Legitimate Criticism, and Polite Literature." It was a product of the new century, appearing first in January 1801. It began as a weekly issue until 1809, when it became monthly until its demise at the end of 1827.As with the many magazines that followed it, The Port Folio included numerous illustrations. These are some of the earliest images of North American views available to the general public and they are quite scarce today.

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        Antilope Bubalis. Le Bubale.

      La Menagerie du Museum National d' Histoire Naturelle. Lacépède, Bernard Germain de. 1801-04 - Size: 270 x 400 mm. Very good condition,slight browning around edge of paper not affecting image. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Fabulous engraving of an antilope from one of the finest examples of eighteenth century french natural history illustration.The prominent french naturalist Bernard-Germain-Étienne de La Ville-sur-Illon, comte de Lacépède 1756-1825 compiled 'La Menagerie du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle', a catalogue of the various species of quadrupeds, reptiles and amphibians in the impressive collection of the zoo attached to the Museum of Natural History where he was professor of zoology. Engraved by MIGER, Simon Charles.

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        Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army from the Conquest to the Present Time.

      London T Egerton 2 volumes A new edition with material additions and improvements 1801 - 4to. 2 vols. vi, 412pp, 372pp plus 61 plates and Index. Including a Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons illustrated by plates taken from the original Armour in the Tower of London and other Arsenals, Museums and Cabinets. Engraved frontispieces, title pages and all other plates as called for. Bound in recent quarter green morocco with green boards & gilt titles to spine. A nice clean set in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Algiers. 1801-1804.. [52]pp. of accounts statement plus [62]pp. description of local customs. A total of about 10,000 words. Small quarto. Original marbled boards, backed with later brown cloth tape. Boards a bit worn, and with some small paint drops on the front board. Very clean and neat internally, and in overall near fine condition. In a half morocco box. A remarkable and fascinating volume, amounting to a thorough primer on how to conduct business with the Muslim powers as the American consul in Algiers, written by the outgoing American consul for his successor. Richard O'Brien was the American consul general at Algiers from 1797 to 1803 and, in essence, the chief American diplomat to all the Barbary states. He was replaced by Tobias Lear, and these two men were the primary American representatives in the region, and to any Muslim powers, during a period of high diplomatic tensions and unfolding military actions. The Mediterranean was a highly important outlet for American trade goods, but attacks from Barbary pirates on American shipping and demands for tribute and ransom from deys, pashas, and sultans led to American military actions against the Barbary states. Richard O'Brien was at the center of all these events, and this manuscript volume is an invaluable work on how to conduct diplomacy and commerce in the Barbary states. It is also highly significant in discussing the importance of Jewish trading houses and business leaders in conducting commerce and in negotiating with the Algerine regency. This volume was given to Tobias Lear as he succeeded O'Brien as United States consul general at Algiers. Though not addressed directly to Lear, it was clearly written for him (and descended in his family papers), and Lear is mentioned by name several times in the text. It was designed to give Lear an idea of the status of the accounts of the United States and its consul, and also to give him highly detailed advice on how to perform the full range of his duties in Algiers. It is a unique and vitally important primer on the workings of the Barbary regencies and the chief diplomatic and commercial challenges in the area. O'Brien discusses a huge range of issues, including diplomatic protocol when dealing with heads of state, details for receiving American commercial and military vessels in ports, the bribes needed to permit commerce to function efficiently, and local customs involving slaves, women, and the Muslim religion. An important section discusses the methods for communicating and working with the Dey of Algiers and his ministry, including the use of an Algerine "drogerman," and the importance of working with leading Jewish-owned trading houses, who have much influence and power within the workings of the regency. The section dealing with American accounts gives much information on the use of the house of Bacri and Busnach in facilitating American trade. Indeed, O'Brien's discussion of the role and power of these Jewish trading houses is an important contribution to our knowledge of the role and power of Jewish traders and business houses in north Africa at the time. Richard O'Brien (1758-1824) was born in present-day Maine, though his family soon moved to Ireland. He was apprenticed to a sea captain at an early age, and was a mariner until 1785. Though without much formal schooling, he was an autodidact, and became a skilled sailor. He engaged in privateering on behalf of his native country during the American Revolution, and served as a lieutenant on the brig Jefferson. After the war he became master of a Philadelphia merchant ship, but was captured by Algerine pirates in July 1785, and was held captive by the Dey of Algiers for several years. During his imprisonment he carried on an extensive correspondence with prominent Americans regarding events in Algiers. The United States made a peace treaty with Algiers in 1795, resulting in O'Brien's release, and he spent the next several months assisting in the signing, ratification, and implementation of the treaty. In October 1796 he was assigned the task of concluding a treaty with Tripoli, which he accomplished with dispatch. O'Brien was appointed United States consul general to Algiers in July 1797, effectively becoming the chief American diplomat to all the Barbary states. He held this position until he was replaced by Tobias Lear in the fall of 1803, after which he assisted Commodore Edward Preble in negotiations with Tripoli while the U.S. was at war with that state. O'Brien returned to the United States in 1804, served a term in the Pennsylvania legislature, and cultivated a farm near Carlisle. The centerpiece of this volume is O'Brien's sixty-two page essay, "Customs, &c. of Algiers, copied from the papers of Richard O'Brien, Esqr. late Consul-General of the United States, for this Regency. Jan. 1804." The essay begins with instructions on sailing into the harbor of Algiers from all directions, and gives advice on how the consul should assist American ships in dealing with harbor officials. The advice is practical and detailed. For example: "When you arrive & anchor at the port of Algiers, if you have stores for the Regency, you will get 2 or 3 of the cables of the regency to aid you in mooring; these with 2 out anchors & cables of your own, will be sufficient for your moorings between the two pier-heads of the harbor. If you have a bell, it is to be muffled - the sound is offensive to the people of this country. You are not to hoist your colors, as a merchant vessel, in this port. You are to chain your boats & not to keep oars in them, for if the slaves should escape, in your boat, the gov't. of the U.S. is answerable for the amt. of their ransom." O'Brien continues with advice on the utility of bribing (with goods rather than money) the man who holds the position of "cable measurer" and on customary payments to the harbor guardian and his slaves, who help moor the ship. Indeed, the number of Algerine palms that must be greased to get any business done is dizzying. To compound these problems, O'Brien warns Lear about being found giving bribes, and the potential dangers: "Should you be found out, & a report made to the great men, it will cost you sums to save your face. Should the report & detail reach the Dey, you will have a greater luncheon to give; and they might make this a pretence to get rid of you. They would consider you a bad engineer - blown up by your own mine. They would condemn you, without judge or jury; and after this you would never be satisfied with yourself. If you should be an innocent character they will pick the flesh from your bones & leave you, as an orange, without the juice. Mind you are between two capes - gain & loose, or between two currents - one sets to windward & the other to leeward. Notice well the discharging of cargoes into the pontoon flats or boats of the Regency. If you do not look out sharp, part will be plundered & the note from the ship & the store receivers will not agree; they will say it has been a mistake of the ship or mate - and where is your remedy? On all tacks, you are amongst privateersmen, sharpers & contrabandistos....In fact, the consul of a nation, in circumstances as the U.S. is by treaty, custom & usansa - has only a choice of difficulties. It will be a rare thing if he has it in his power to make a good tack to windward of Cape Lee-way." One of the most fascinating passages of O'Brien's essay is his discussion of a consul's relations with the Dey's court, and the proper methods and channels of communication. Each consul employs a "drogerman," a Muslim intermediary who conducts discussions with the court. O'Brien writes, however, that it is often more useful to employ Jewish businessmen as intermediaries in such matters: "Most all important affairs, relative to your nation & this regency are transacted between the Consul & Jew- directory, without the Drogerman having any great knowledge of the whole particulars. I have often observed, on these occasions, that the Jews act as the political ferry-boats, or as lawyers employed by both parties; whoever fees them best, they are in his behalf - but with consideration that they stand in no fear or dread of the consuls - but their lives & families &c. &c. are fully in the power of the Dey &c. The influence of the Jews & the present system of doing business, renders the drogerman not of so much importance as in times past. When the Consul, independent of the Jews, transacts any business with the Dey or Ministry, he must have the drogerman with him; but if on this plan - without doubt, the Jews will get scent of it, & oppose him, altho' the affair may not concern them; but it is evident done, to sustain their system - and depend on it, agreeable to their present influence. It is not a pleasant thing for a Consul or his nations affairs to get a thwart of the Jewish Directory. They will make use of their political & lying harpoons - will, on this occasion, spend their own money to keep their ground, and drive you to leeward of that port, you presume to advance to....Such is the present power of the Directory - it is to be considered as a 2nd Dey & Ministry - & often, as the First." O'Brien devotes a section of his essay to a discussion of the powerful Jewish-owned trading house of Bacri & Busnach, and its role in Algerine politics and diplomacy. Judging from his accounts located at the front of the present volume, Bacri & Busnach, which had been in business in Algiers for decades, was the chief house that O'Brien turned to for loans and to keep his accounts solvent. "It will often be in their [Bacri & Busnach's] power to do him [the consul] an injury or render service. They are to know some affairs - but never your all." He continues: "It will be to the interest of our affairs, for the Consul always to intimate that at present the Mediterranean commerce is no great object to the U.S. That our gov't. intends, if any more extra demands &c. &c. to withdraw their affairs from this sea & have a fleet of frigates & light corsairs at Gibraltar. This they will hear with no great satisfaction to their ideas & to their commercial interest. Those hints, occasionally, might be favorable to aid the scheme of cash payts. in lieu of stores &c. and also in not having heavy extra demands. Another consideration is that the Consul should always report or magnify to all the Ministry & directory & other consuls, that the Marine force of the U.S. in this sea is much greater than it really is - and never to give a true idea, how it is stationed, but that more is expected shortly." O'Brien also discusses more day-to-day concerns that Lear will have to deal with, observing that "the consular house should be shut at sundown; and after this, no Turk or Moor should enter it." He goes on to discuss the use that the consul may make of slaves loaned to him by the Regency, and his liability should any of them run away or be killed, and his options should he wish to exchange them for other servants. O'Brien also advises that the American consul should confer with his Danish and Swedish counterparts when considering gifts to the ministry or a new Dey, so that the gifts would be equivalent, and none of the three nations punished or put on the "black list" for seeming to be less generous than the others. He stresses that such things are not to be taken lightly, and that Algiers has started wars over perceived insults such as paltry sums in tribute: "On this acct. the Consular Agents of those powerful & particularly the tributary nations, must be sensible, that every person in office in the Regency can do him injury. Therefore, his line of conduct towards those described must be visible or clearly understood. Difficult, as scripture describes it to be, for a man to serve two masters - notwithstanding the Consular efforts, must, seemingly be tried to all - thus act or demonstrate - if not in reality, it must be so to appearances - often giving bribes & presents." Another section of text discusses more mundane issues of court propriety, and espionage: "The Consul, in all his visits to the Dey, kisses his hand, approaching & when ready to retreat; he shakes hands with all the ministry. The Consul & all of his nation must take off their hats or caps when they pass the street in front of the Palace - and never presume to put their hats or caps on in the Palace [this portion is underlined]. The drogerman should always attend the Consul in town, in going thro' the streets, for if he should be insulted & not have his drogerman with him, it would be difficult to obtain redress. Thus, politically speaking, you are to be in company with the spy of the Regency." Later he writes: "If you should be on horseback and meet the Dey (it is customary) you should alight, salute him & let him pass on....Observe, as two main shoals, that the religion and women of these Mahometans is not to be touched, nor will it hardly admit to be talked of, to these people." O'Brien also notes that when the Dey meets with consular officials en masse the French consul always appears the night before, so as not to be seen going after the British consul, that the British consul never kisses the hand of the Dey, and that the American consul is always the last to be received. The concluding sections of O'Brien's essay discuss protocol for when U.S. warships come into port. With the practical advice comes a general warning: "A vessel to anchor in the bay of Algiers should be ready always to get under way - and always ready for action - here are strong & sudden gales - and I may add, you are hardly ever secure on your affairs." O'Brien notes that it is customary for the Algerines to fire a salute for visiting warships, but that it is the duty of the consul to reimburse the ministry of marine for the honor: "The Americans, Swedes, Danes, Dutch, pay for the salute $76. The British, French & Spanish pay $66. An old & humiliating custom." This part of O'Brien's volume concludes with a two- page list of the "marine force of Algiers, Jan. 10th, 1804" describing the ships and weaponry of the Algerine navy. The first fifty-two pages of this volume describe the general and specific nature of American trade with Algiers from 1799 to 1801, and O'Brien's role in facilitating such trade. Included are descriptions of goods delivered to Algiers by American trading vessels, as well as lists of goods provided for those ships by O'Brien, on his account. A framework for conducting trade between the United States and Algiers had been constructed by the 1795 treaty, which allowed for free trade with all Algerian subjects. A customs duty would be charged on most goods, though military and naval goods were exempt from customs fees. Several American ships are named in O'Brien's account book, including the Sophia, the George Washington, and the Peace & Plenty. There are also numerous entries detailing accounts with the Algerian regency, with Algerian trading houses, for business conducted in Tripoli, and describing the expenses incurred by O'Brien in his duties. Many of O'Brien's accounts were conducted with the leading Jewish- owned trading house of Bacri & Busnach, and this volume provides important details on the functioning of that prominent Jewish-Algerian business. The account book highlights some of the difficulties O'Brien encountered in facilitating trade for the cash-strapped United States, as well as some of the peculiarities associated with the region he worked in. He often had to borrow money from local merchants to carry on his transactions. In one instance he writes: "Had I funds not to be dependent on the Jews for advances, I am convinced I would have saved 4 thousand dollars in the account to the United States." An entry dated June 14, 1801 records O'Brien having forwarded $517 for "a present to the Dey on the circumcision of his son." Another entry records costs for a "present to the Gen'l. of Marine on his return from Constantinople." O'Brien notes that on May 10, 1801 he paid $24 to the carrier that took controversial American William Eaton to Tunis, while on the next day he paid $40 "to the Christian slave hospital a customary national charity." Several other entries record payments (i.e. pay-offs) to various local officials to enable O'Brien to do his job in an efficient manner, while other payments were clearly for bribes. For example, an entry of November 1, 1801 describes a payment of $120 "to the Dey's nephew who went in a Swedes vessel for Rhodes a customary present & something extra for his helping to persuade the Dey from not taking the ship Brutus of Salem on a voyage for Rhodes." Also included is a copy of a lengthy letter from O'Brien to Secretary of State James Madison, dated November 25, 1801, discussing trade with Algiers, the Dey's purchasing of timber from the United States, and the importance of not falling into arrears with Bacri & Busnach. A substantial portion of the letter describes O'Brien's thoughts on several types of ships he has seen in the port of Algiers and their suitability for use in the American navy. He relates his views on the importance of a strong American naval presence in the Mediterranean, in order to protect shipping and to impress the leaders of the Barbary states: "We should never forget the necessity of having 3 or 4 frigates in this sea. It is force on one tack that will give us security and keep the evil minded in awe and it will be in vain for us to know that we are a great nation, that we have 6 millions of inhabitants, that we have great exports and imports, that we have 6000 sail of vessels. All this avails nothing to foreign nations, particularly to Barbary. They will say where is your navy - the Swedes, [?], Portuguese and Dutch have not half your number or resources & they have considerable maritime force....I am convinced that as long as those regencies do not exceed the boundary of reason that it will be the interest of the U.S. to be at peace with them. The Mediterranean is equal to all Europe out side of the Straits, and is an extensive field for commerce. If we have war with all we must have a large fleet of frigates in this sea and I doubt that we would be effectually adequate to give a secure convoy to our commerce in this sea owing to winds & currents and to give our commerce in the Western Ocean security. We should have a fleet at Gibraltar and even then war would raise the insurance on our whole commerce to Europe." O'Brien also tells Madison that he has forwarded him a Koran, "the contents I presume will give you some singular information." A copy of another letter to Madison relates details of the meeting of a French revolutionary official with the Dey of Algiers and the Dey's demand of a bribe for peace. A fascinating and highly important manuscript, giving an incredibly wide-ranging and detailed description of all aspects of American commerce and diplomacy in Algiers in the early years of the Barbary wars, and with significant information on the role and importance of Jewish trading houses in local politics and commerce. DNB XIII, pp.611- 12.

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        The history civil and commercial, of the British colonies in the West Indies. Third edition, with considerable additions.

      John Stockdale, London 1801 - "3 volumes, 8vo, pp. xxiv, xxiii, [1], 576; viii, 617, [1]; [4], xxxii, 477, [1], blank leaf, [6] ads; engraved frontis portrait and 21 maps and plates, all folding (that of St. Domingo as large as 26" X 38") plus a number of printed tables throughout; interesting, venerable set in orig. blue paper-covered boards, cream paper shelf-backs, printed paper labels on vols. 2 and 3, early mss. label on vol. 1; the boards dirty, the spines chipped, with modest loss at tops and bottoms; internally clean; a compelling set. The last edition revised by the author before his death, including a note on his death by Sir William Young (who also contributes A Tour through the Several Islands of Barbados, St. Vincent, Antigua, Tobago and Grenada , in the years 1791 and 1792 in volume 3); a life of the author written by himself a short time before his death; and prefaces to the first and second editions. Sabin 21901 noting that this edition incorporates for the first time Edwards' An Historical Survey of the French Colony in the Island of St. Domingo, Comprehending an Account of the Revolt of the Negroes ; James Ford Bell E55 citing the second edition (2 vols. 4to) of 1794: "An excellent and full general survey of the peoples, products, government, and history of the islands in the West Indies under British control.""

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      2 p.l., 377 pp. 8vo, cont. polished calf (joints with the slightest cracking), double gilt fillet round sides, spine gilt, red & green morocco lettering pieces on spine. London: Davis, Wilks, & Taylor, 1801. Second edition (1st ed.: 1727), enlarged. "The library was founded in pursuance of the will of Dr. Williams (an eminent protestant dissenting minister of the 17th century), who died in the year 1716. With a view to the formation of a public library, he had purchased, in his lifetime, the valuable collection of Dr. Bates, to which he directed, by his will, that his own should be added. Of these a catalogue was printed, in one volume, 8vo, in 1727, some considerable time before a public library was opened; and the catalogue was published previously to the opening of the library, as the preface informs us, in order to induce other munificent and public-spirited persons, and lovers of literature, to contribute to its augmentation. Considerable donations to this library have accordingly been made from time to time; the whole are given in the present catalogue, alphabetically, according to languages...This library is conducted with great liberality to the public: it contains some curious MSS. and portraits, and many rare articles among the printed books."-Horne, pp. 625-26. The library is rich in philosophy, theology, literature, and history. Fine and handsome copy. .

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      London, 1801. b/w folding charts and plates. Six volumes, various paginations. Second, corrected, edition, first octavo edition. Vancouver served with Cook on his second and third voyages. According to Hill, he “was made commander of a grand-scale expedition to reclaim Britain’s rights, resulting from the Nootka convention... This voyage became one of the most important ever made in the interests of geographical knowledge. Vancouver sailed by way of Cape of Good Hope to Australia where he discovered King George’s Sound and Cape Hood, then to New Zealand, Hawaii, and the northwest coast of America. In three seasons work Vancouver surveyed the coast of California, visited San Francisco and San Diego (one of the folding charts, dated 1798, depicts the port of San Diego)... and disproved the existence of any passage between the Pacific and Hudson Bay.” Following Vancouver’s untimely death, the work was assembled by his brother John, assisted by Captain Peter Puget. This second edition, like the first, has become scarce. Hill 1754. Howes V-23. Forbes 335. Complete and in very good condition, bound in half morocco over marbled boards by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Charts have a few short tears at folds, but are crisp and clean, as are the plates. Complete with two large folding charts and seventeen plates. Six volumes

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      London: John Stockdale. 1801. "3 volumes, 8vo, pp. xxiv, xxiii, [1], 576; viii, 617, [1]; [4], xxxii, 477, [1], blank leaf, [6] ads; engraved frontis portrait and 21 maps and plates, all folding (that of St. Domingo as large as 26"" X 38"") plus a number of printed tables throughout; interesting, venerable set in orig. blue paper-covered boards, cream paper shelf-backs, printed paper labels on vols. 2 and 3, early mss. label on vol. 1; the boards dirty, the spines chipped, with modest loss at tops and bottoms; internally clean; a compelling set. The last edition revised by the author before his death, including a note on his death by Sir William Young (who also contributes A Tour through the Several Islands of Barbados, St. Vincent, Antigua, Tobago and Grenada , in the years 1791 and 1792 in volume 3); a life of the author written by himself a short time before his death; and prefaces to the first and second editions. Sabin 21901 noting that this edition incorporates for the first time Edwards' An Historical Survey of the French Colony in the Island of St. Domingo, Comprehending an Account of the Revolt of the Negroes…; James Ford Bell E55 citing the second edition (2 vols. 4to) of 1794: ""An excellent and full general survey of the peoples, products, government, and history of the islands in the West Indies under British control."""

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