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        Kolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von F. Goetze. Charte von Sicilien und Malta.

      Weimar, Industrie-Comptoir, 1801.. circa 48 x 59,5 cm. 1 Doppelblatt verso weiss. Detaillierte Landkarte von Sizilien mit Nebenkarte Malta, Gozzo und Cumino unten links und Kartusche sowie Meilenzeiger unten rechts. - Etwas gebräunt, wenig fleckig, etwas knittrig. In der Mitte alte Montierung verso, leider als heller bräunlicher Streifen etwas durchscheinend (im Preis berücksichtigt! die Karte ist selten), dennoch dekorativ - Rare map of Sicily with inlay map of Malta, Gozzo and Cumino. Some browning, little spotting, some fraying, fold to center with shadow of glue coming slightly through (price reduced), altogether still a decorative map.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de La Mancha (four volumes)

      London:: William Miller,. Very Good. 1801. Hardcover. Complete in four volumes. Translated from the Spanish by Charles Jarvis. Includes a biography of the author, a critique, and a chronologica l plan of the work. Illustrated with fifteen engraved plates and a fold-out map of Spain. First edition thus. Octavos, fully bound in light brown leather with gilt borders and design, marbled edges, ribbon bookmarks. This set belonged to Edward Henry Mainwaring Sladen and bears his book-plate on the front paste-down of each volume. Spine labels are missing, light to moderate shelf wear and aging, occasional light foxing, else each volume is very good. Bindings are solid. An attractive, reasonably well preserved set. .

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        A Topographical and Historical Description of the County of Chester; Containing an Account of Its Towns, Seats, Antiquities, Churches, Public Edifices, Scenery &c. [Illustrated with an Additional 93 Plates]

      London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1801. Newly bound half-morocco. Gilt title and decoration to spine, marbled boards and end-papers, edges gilt. Pp. 184-310. 6 fine old copperplate engravings and EXTRA ILLUSTRATED by the insertion of 93 additional old engravings, including 12 emblazoned coats of arms. Binding a little rubbed. Previous owner's name to front blank. A unique book in a handsome binding. (bs10). Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        The American Cowslip

      London 1801 - The most strikingly beautiful flower plates ever to be printed in England "Although it was not introduced into Europe until the earlier part of the eighteenth century, the American Cowslip [Dodecatheon Meadia L.] had by Thornton's time become a firm favourite among gardeners in England. it continues to be grown and several fine garden varieties have been developed from the wild plant. Rarely more than sixteen inches high, its comparatively small size makes it a useful plant in the rock garden as well as in the border. The name of American Cowslip was given to it because the flowerhead arises, like an English cowslip, from a basal rosette of leaves, and the pendulous flowers, although individually unlike, are in each plant carried in an umbel.Its pointed flowers with upright petals have earned it the additional name of Shooting Star in its native country. In the picture it is shown growing on cliffs by the sea, a situation which affords a fine background against which to show off the virtues of the plant, its neat habit and graceful hanging flowers." (Ronald King, The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton, 1981, p.100). Thornton's Temple of Flora is the greatest English colour-plate flower book. ".[Thornton] inherited a competent fortune and trained as a doctor. He appears to have had considerable success in practice and was appointed both physician to the Marylebone Dispensary and lecturer in medical botany at Guy's and St. Thomas's hospitals. But quite early in his career he embarked on his. great work. What Redouté produced under the patronage of L'Héritier, Marie Antoinette, the Empress Josephine, Charles X and the Duchesse de Berry, Thornton set out to do alone.Numerous important artists were engaged. twenty-eight paintings of flowers commissioned from Abraham Pether, known as `Moonlight Pether', Philip Reinagle, . Sydenham Edwards, and Peter Henderson.The result.involved Thornton in desperate financial straits. In an attempt to extricate himself he organized the Royal Botanic Lottery, under the patronage of the Prince is easy to raise one's eyebrows at Thornton's unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing.But he of the loveliest books in the world" (Alan Thomas Great Books and Book Collecting , pp.142-144). Third of three states of this plate from the Temple of Flora . "In the first state, there is only one patch of blue sky over the nearer of the two ships, which together present an appearance of perspective. The foreground changes gradually from dark at the bottom to lighter under the rocks, which are more or less unbroken. In the second state.tufts of grass stand out sharply in front of the rocks at the back of the foreground, while bushes growing out of the rocks are enlarged.In the third state, the plate has been reworked almost all over.The foreground now shows alternate light and dark patches, and the crevices in the rocks show up more". (Handasyde Buchanan, Thornton's Temple of Flora, 1951, p.19). Hand-coloured and colour-printed aquatint, stipple and line engraving by Warner. Trimmed to platemark. Slightly time-toned with mild moisture marks in bottom margin, not effecting image.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        "Le Perroquet a Epaulettes jaunes. Pl. 98." Kolorierter Farbkupferstich von Bouquet nach J. Barraband, aus: Histoire naturelle des perroquets von F. Levaillant. Paris, Levrault, Schoell & Cie, 1801-1805. Ca. 30:22,5 cm. In Handarbeitspassepartout.

      Paris: Levrault, Schoell & Cie, , 1801. Nissen IVB 558. - Sehr schöne Darstellung einer Gelbschulteramazone..

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        Thalaba the Destroyer. The First [-Second] Volume.

      Printed for T.N. Longman and O. Rees 1801 - FIRST EDITION, 2 vols., pp. [iv], 314; [iv], 327, [1, ads], small 8vo, contemporary speckled calf, gilt roll tooled border on sides, spines gilt in compartments, red and black lettering pieces, very good A choice copy. ‘Coleridge referred, in a beautiful phrase, to its "pastoral charms and wild streaming lights": there are its merits exactly’ (Simmons). The advertisements include the second edition of Lyrical Ballads.Ownership inscriptions of Theodosia Leigh on fly-leaves, dated 1810, and, in the same hand but in pencil at the end of vol. i ‘finished at five minutes past 3 of last wednesday morning’ - either an insomniac, or the book was un-put-downable.

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        THE MAGUS, Or Celestial Intelligencer; Being a Complete System of Occult Philosophy… London: 1801

      London: Printed for Lackington, Allen and Co., 1801.. First Edition, First Printing. First Edition. Quarto, bound in contemporary full vellum. 175 pp + 198 pp + [2] pp ads. Half-title, engraved portrait frontispiece, twenty-two engraved plates and tables including four hand-coloured engravings of Demons, one plate partially folding, publishers advertising leaf at rear; separate part-title to Parts 3 and 4 and separate title and pagination to Book Two. Vellum soiled, lower corner torn from front free endpaper (a blank, no loss of text); browning and some minor staining throughout, small chip to vellum at spine head. A very good copy. Rarely encountered in a contemporary binding, this copy is in contemporary vellum, and is the only copy as such of which we are aware. ¶ The First Edition, the real deal. Not to be confused with the 1875 Second Edition (i.e,: reprint), which is sometimes called 'identical', but isn't. Aside from the difference in paper, the 1875 edition is not a straightforward ‘facsimile’ at all. The 1801 edition has the long ‘s’ throughout - the one that looks a bit like a tall ‘f’. The second edition has the normal ‘s’ throughout - a simple method of distinguishing the two. 'The Magus' played a role in the Gothic Revival and more then any other book facilitated the modern revival of magic by making information from otherwise rare books more readily available. The works of Eliphas Levi, The Golden Dawn, MacGregor Mathers, Aleister Crowley and Thelema all owe a debt of gratitude to this work.

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        Bowles's New One Sheet Map of Asia

      London: Bowles and Carver, circa, 1801. Dissected map, 54 pieces with three blank replacement pieces (the lost pieces in the regions of Java, Sumatra and Hokkaido); hand-coloured lithograph paper laid down on wood, the completed map measuring 485 x 582 mm., in the original timber box with sliding lid, original printed label. A wonderful children's puzzle created from a very early scarce nineteenth-century map of Asia and the Pacific that includes details of the northernmost portion of Australia as well as an additional inset map of the entire Australian continent. Maps and charts were the first popular subject for puzzles in the eighteenth century, with the London mapmaker John Spilsbury usually credited with popularising them around 1760. Ethnographic and topographic puzzles soon followed, as did interlocking border puzzles (of which this is a particularly good example), the first known examples of which date from the mid-1770s. This puzzle was crafted from a map of greater Asia published by renowned London mapmakers Carter and Bowles. The hand-coloured map has been carefully dissected into 54 pieces which follow coastlines and national boundaries. The inset map of the Australian continent is rich in historical detail. Van Diemen's Land is depicted distinct from the mainland with 'Basses Str.' clearly printed. Notable harbours and landmarks along the eastern seaboard are noted, including Bateman's Bay, Port Jackson, Botany Bay, Cape Byron, Hervey Bay, Cape Morton and Cape York. Interestingly, the inset map records the sites and dates of early Dutch discoveries in Western Australia as well as William Dampier's first landfall of 1688. Regarding the map itself, Bowles's "New One Sheet Map of Asia" was issued several times with amendments. Early impressions bear a watermark dated 1794 and include the partial representation of northernmost Australia, yet lack the depiction of the Australian continent in its entirety reproduced on a smaller scale and inset to the lower left hand corner of the map. Perry & Prescott date the map 1801 - which would accord with the inclusion of Bass Strait - and record that the National Library holds a copy of it bound into an assorted collection of 53 world maps sold in London in the early nineteenth-century.

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        Essai sur les moyens de perfectionner les arts économiques en France

      Paris, de l'imprimerie de Madame Huzard 1801 - One volume in 8vo; pp. X, 11-176; rebound to style in half roan over marbled boards, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments, gilt lettering to spine, marbled endpapers, inside clean and crisp, a very good copy. First edition. Having read Chaptal's Essai sur le perfectionnement des Arts chimiques en France, Silvestre decided to write a similar book about "les arts économiques", which he considers the most important but also the most neglected science in France. He stresses the role of education to achieve economic progress and the great importance of agriculture. INED 4197, Goldsmiths 18147 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dieter Stecher]
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        Die Berufs-reiseNach America. Briefe Der Generalin von Riedesel Auf Dieser Reise UndWahrend Ihres Sechsjahrigen Aufenthalts in America Zur Zeit Des DortigenKrieges in Den Jahren 1776 Bis 1783 Nach Deutschland Geschrieben.

      Berlin. bei Haude und Spener. 1801. - 16mo, 17cm, 352p., oval engravedtitle vingette, folding engraved frontis with illustrations and facsimilems printing, in the original cross grain green cloth, gilt title andspine decorations, decorated gilt borders on the boards, originalpatterned endpapers, a fine copy in its original state, certainly rarethus. (cgc) Howes R284. Clark I: 295. Sabin 71300. Not in Amicus.Called the third edition by Howes, preceded only by a privately printededition for the family and the first published edition, both of theprevious year. Although bibliographers often attribute this book to bothRiedesels, it was in fact written by Mrs. Riedesel. Friedrich Riedeselwas in command of the German troops sent to Canada in February of 1776to aid the British. His wife joined him there in the spring of 1777 andaccompanied him on the campaign under Burgoyne which went south into NewYork that fall, ending in the defeat and surrender of all of Burgoyne'sforces at Saratoga on October 17, 1777. The Riedesels were then captivesof the Americans (although under loose parole), first at Cambridge andthen in Virginia, whence the captive army was moved in late 1778. Therelife was quite pleasant, and the prisoners became friendly with ThomasJefferson. Later they spent time in Pennsylvania, Bethlehem, New York andCanada, before finally returning to Europe in 1783. "Mme Riedesel'snarrative and descriptions are written with impressive directness andsimplicity; there is a quality of genuineness about them that bespeaksher sterling character and the honesty of her record" - Clark. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        A Journey from London to the Isle of Wight. Two Volume set

      London Oriental Press 1801. G- : in Good minus condition without dust jacket as issued. Heavy wear to boards. Inner hinges cracked. fep missing and title label missing vol 1. Vol 1 has four engraved plates incl. frontis - Vol 2 has one large folding map as its frontis. and three engraved plates. Spines re backed [Reprint] Quater-leather cover 300mm x 240mm (12" x 9"). ix, 217pp, 207pp.

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        Portrait stipple engraving by Johann Friedrich Schroeter (1771-1836)

      Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. 1801. 106 x 86 mm. Bust-length. Minor horizontal creasing. . The present engraving illustrates the title leaf of the musical periodical Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung (3rd year, October 1, 1800 to September 23, 1801).

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        Lübeckisches Addreß-Buch nebst Lokal-Notizen und topographischen Nachrichten für das Jahr 1801 Mit E. Hochedl. Hochw. Raths Spezial-Privilig.

      G.F.J. Römhild, Lübeck, 1801.. 1.te Auflage 284 Seiten Halbleder. Das Titelschild auf dem Halblederrücken wurde entfernt. Aussen mit zahlreichen Gebrauchsspuren. Handschriftlicher Besitzervermerk im Vorsatz. Im Vorsatz hinten farbig beschmiert. Insgesamt innen in einem altersgemäss recht guten Erhaltungszustand. Zum Inhalt: S. 1-8 Franz. Zeitrechnung, S. 9- 214 Erster Abschnitt=Vermischte Adressen von A-Z, Zweiter Abschnitt=Lokal-Notizen, Verzeichnis Aerzte, Chirugen, Rechtsgelehrten,Gasthöfe, Amtshäuser, Miethkutscher usw..Ab S. 280 Beginnt der Anhang. Dieses Adress-Buch ist absolut selten und beim Preis ist der Erhaltungszustand berücksichtigt. C2/291

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        This New & Correct Chart of Spithead, from the East End of Hayling Island to Stokes Bay, is by Permission, Most Respectfully Dedicated to the Right Honorable Lord Radstock, Vice Adrmiral of the Red, by his Lordships Obliged humble Serv.t Francis Owen, Master int he Royal Navy.

      1801 - London: Robert Laurie & James Whittle, 1801. 760 x 615mm. Splits in centre fold margins reinforced. A detailed chart of Spithead, the roadstead for Portsmouth, often used by the Royal Navy. It also shows Portsea, Fareham, Porchester, Gosport, Havant and Hayling Island, and, on the other side of the Solent, Ryde, St Helens, Brading and Sandown on the Isle of Wight. Engraved by Benjamin Baker, it shows the region at a time when Britain feared invasion from France, during the War of the Second Coalition (1799-1802).

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        A Sequel to Barrington's Voyage to New South Wales , comprising an interesting narrative of the Transactions and Behaviour of the Convicts

      London: C. Lowndes, 1801. Octavo, laid paper uncut, with the 6 pp. 'Official Register of the Crimes, Trials and Executions'; a good tall copy in later half calf, spine banded and gilt, crimson morocco label. Barrington sequel, mostly sourced from Collins. A scarce Barrington title. This so-called Sequel drew most of its content from David Collins' Account of the English Settlement of New South Wales, the first volume of which had been published in 1798. 'The first chapter includes a brief continuation of "Barrington's" adventures with Yeariana and Palerino - the cross-cultural romance hinted at in the final chapter of the Voyage now blossomed into a tableau of domestic happiness… There is also some attempt to install "Barrington" as an active agent in certain episodes taken from Collins' narrative where events at Parramatta are described.' (Garvey, The Celebrated George Barrington, Hordern House, 2008) This was reprinted from an earlier Lowndes edition of 1800, but completely reset with a smaller typeface, tighter spacing, and with the omission of the chapter summary heads. Garvey's extensive bibliography of the Barrington books suggests that this is one of the more uncommon titles, listing only six copies in Australian holdings (including no fewer than three at the Mitchell Library).

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        No. 9 Breaking the Ice

      Published by John Raphael Smith, London 1801 - A touching scene after Morland: 'a master of genre and animal painting, an artist worthy to be placed in the same rank as the best of those Dutch masters whom he studied as a boy' (DNB) This print is a wonderful example of the manner in which Morland perfectly conveys the hardships and beauties of country life, his depiction of a poor country family battling the hardships of winter shows the bitter side of the pastoral life with grace and sympathy. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England's most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. Morland was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. One such engraver was John Raphael Smith, who throughout his career translated many of Morland's paintings to print. Smith was a highly influential figure in the late eighteenth-century British art world, he quickly became an impresario of the print-publishing trade producing nearly 400 prints during his lifetime, 130 of which were of his own design. This beautiful print refelects both the talents of the engraver and the genius of the artist, in its sentiment and execution it demonstrates the best of English genre. Mezzotint with roulette, coloured by hand. Image size: 17 1/4 x 21 1/2 inches.

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        Le Perroquet Bouquet (Red-necked Amazon [Amazona arausiaca])]

      Paris 1801 - This print is from an apparently unrecorded issue of Levaillant's Perroquets published on large format paper (probably 'papier vélin colombier satiné'), with a scratch proof of the title and plate number, but otherwise avant-lettre. This issue is not recorded in any of the standard bibliographies. The Red-necked Amazon (or Amazona arausiaca) is an endangered species found in the wild only on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean, where it's local name is 'Jaco'. Levaillant saw a living specimen in Amsterdam, and noted (in error) that it was a native of Brazil, although recording Buffon's opinion that it was from Guiana. Jacques Barraband was the finest ornithological artist of his time. The son of a weaver at the Aubusson Factory, he is first mentioned as a pupil of Joseph Malaine (1745-1809), the eminent flower painter, and is known to have worked for both the Gobelin Factory and the porcelain factory of Sèvres. His most important work was undoubtedly the 300 or so drawings that he produced for François Levaillant's three great ornithological monographs, the greatest of which was the Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets (1801-1805). Colour-printed stipple engraving, finished by hand, engraved by Bouquet, printed by Langlois. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed to Henry Dundas, Lord Melville , discussing the northwest Pacific after his meeting with Sauer at the house of Sir Joseph Banks

      London: 12 January, 1801. Single sheet of wove paper, 265 x 445 mm., watermarked "JW", folded to letter-size with holograph manuscript to three pages; traces of original folds, later refolded to docket-size and with manuscript description in another hand, small tears around original seal (not present). "Last night at Sir Joseph Banks's house…" A very significant letter from the great cartographer Alexander Dalrymple, of especial interest regarding British and Russian ambitions in the northwest Pacific. Its opening line sets the scene wonderfully: 'Last night at Sir Joseph Banks's house, I saw a gentleman, Mr. Sauer, who is arrived within these 10 or 12 days from Russia…'. This must have been an exceptional meeting of Pacific Ocean experts, and further underlines Banks's abiding interest in the region. Certainly the letter also highlights Dalrymple's continuing research in his position as hydrographer to the Admiralty, while the fact that it is written to Henry Dundas, first Viscount Melville, then serving as the War Secretary under Pitt, also confirms the strategic importance of the work he was doing. Dalrymple gives a fascinating précis of his detailed conversation with Sauer, who had sailed as an officer on the expedition that left St Petersburg in 1785 under the command of Joseph Billings. On their lengthy expedition Billings, who had sailed with Captain Cook on the third voyage, even met up with a fellow Cook-alumnus, John Ledyard, in Yakutsk. Billings and Sauer made a second voyage in the northern Pacific in 1790. Most importantly, it was Sauer who wrote the important account of the Billings voyages, published not long after this meeting, in 1802. In the letter, Dalrymple sketches Sauer's valuable account of the Russian Fur Trade, noting that it has 'undergone a great change, by the present Emperor having established an American Company.' He comments that they are said to employ seven vessels of about 150 tons each, and includes military and hydrographic details of the base at Okotsk, giving this description of the American coast: 'very populous… they could collect 20,000 men in 24 hours; but that the NW part is the least populous many of the places named in the map having no existence and others being merely fishing huts… the Russians have 1200 men at Cook's River.' There is a good description of the warlike Tschutski, with the note that 'their country having no wood for Canoes they cross over to America & supply themselves by violence from their more peaceable neighbours and also make slaves of them.' The letter makes clear that Sauer was already planning his publication ('He proposes publishing his Voyage having all the Charts &c. but it is not written out'), and, reflecting Dalrymple's sense of the importance of the information, he urges Dundas to buy Sauer's papers 'for I suppose a small sum, as he would be entitled to the profits of Publication.' It seems that this transaction was never approved. Dalrymple's papers are chiefly in the British Library and the Public Records Office, although interestingly, his correspondence with Dundas is in the National Library of Scotland.

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        AEGYPTIACA: Or, Observations on Certain Antiquities of Egypt. In Two Parts. Part I. The History of Pompey's Pillar elucidated.

      Oxford, at the University Press, for the author, sold by Messrs. Cadell and Davies; and by the booksellers in Oxford, 1801. 1801 Part I only, no more was published although Part II is announced on the title page. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR, Professor of Arabic in the University of Oxford. Text in English with quotations and examples in Arabic, Greek and Latin, 4to, approximately 315 x 235 mm, 12½ x 9¼ inches, 7 engraved plates including 1 folding map of Alexandria, pages: xiii, 127, pages 126 - 127 misnumbered 226 - 227, bound in half calf over marbled sides, gilt dividing lines, rebacked to match with gilt decoration and lettering. Corners worn, cardboard showing slightly at tips, marbled paper darkened along edges, a few small pieces of marbled paper missing, bookseller's tiny label, reference library bookplate and ink library numbers on front pastedown, small unobtrusive blind library stamp to title page, 3 text pages to each plate, slight faint foxing to margins of plates, pages next to plates faintly browned, very slight faint foxing to 3 images, contents otherwise bright and clean, binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a scarce Egyptology item. Joseph White (1745 - 1814), orientalist and theologian has inscribed the title page at the top: 'J. Newell from the Author'. For his researches he consulted 18th century accounts of French and English travellers and he examined ancient sources in Arabic, Greek and Latin. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Essai sur la théorie des nombres.Paris: Duprat, 1797-1798. First edition.

      A fine copy of the first book entirely dedicated to number theory. The work contains Legendre's discovery of the law of quadratic reciprocity, which Gauss referred to as the 'golden theorem' and for which he published six proofs in his <i>Disquisitiones arithmeticae</i> (1801).<br/><br/> &#10087;Norman 1325; Parkinson <i>Breakthroughs</i> 231. <br/><br/> "The theory of numbers in the eighteenth century remained a series of disconnected results. The most important works in the subject were Euler's <i>Anleitung zur Algebra</i> (1770) and Legendre's <i>Essai sur la théorie des nombres</i> (1798)." (Kline). "Legendre was one of the most prominent mathematicians of Europe in the 19th Century... His texts were very influential. In 1798 he published his <i>Theory of Numbers</i>, the first book devoted exclusively to number theory. It underwent several editions, but was soon to be superseded by Gauss' <i>Disquisitiones arithmeticae</i><br/><br/> "Many of Legendre's results were found independently by Gauss, and serious priority disputes arose between them. Legendre's proofs, moreover, left much to be desired, even by mid-18th-century standards. For example, he discovered the law of quadratic reciprocity, unaware of Euler's prior discovery, and gave a proof based on what he viewed as a self-evident fact, namely the existence of infinitely many primes in any arithmetic progression <i>an + b (n = 1, 2, 3, ...</i>, with <i>a</i> and <i>b</i> relatively prime). This was a very difficult result, proved subsequently by Dirichlet using deep methods of analysis. Legendre was chagrined when Gauss, who gave a rigorous proof, claimed the result as his own. In connection with this law, Legendre introduced the useful and celebrated <i>Legendre symbol</i> <i>(a/p)</i> (it does <i>not</i> denote division), with <i>p</i> an odd prime and <i>a</i> an integer not divisible by <i>p : (a/p) = 1</i> if <i>x<sup>2</sup> &#8801; a</i> (mod <i>p</i>) is solvable and <i>(a/p)=-1</i> if it is not. In terms of this symbol, the law of quadratic reciprocity can be stated succinctly as <i>(p/p)(q/p) = (-1)<sup>(p-1)(q-1)/4</sup></i>" (Kleiner, <i>Excursions in the History of Mathematics</i>, pp. 17-18).. 4to (258 x 193 mm ), pp [i-v] vixxii [2:errata] 472, [56:tables], [2:publisher's catalogue], contemporary and unrestored French gilt-ruled calf, all edges colored in red, red leather spine label, some light wear and rubbing, a piece of leather scratched from the rear board, book plate presenting the book as a prize, three interesting manuscript leaves with mathematical contents laid in, fine and clean throughout

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        Wie Gertrud ihre Kinder lehrt, ein Versuch den Müttern Anleitung zu geben, ihre Kinder selbst zu unterrichten, in Briefen

      Bern und Zürich, Heinrich Gessner, 1801.. Tit., 390 S. Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt. Goed. XII, 62, 12; Borst 905; Carter-Muir 258. - Erste Ausgabe des grundlegenden Werkes des berühmten Pädagogen. "The title is misleading, because the series of letters deals rather with the results than with the methods of teaching &#133; It is nevertheless an exhaustive exposition of Pestalozzi&#145;s principles &#133; The most important and forward-looking of his ideas, which he stressed continually in practice as well as precept, was that the true method of education is to develop the child, not to train him as one trains a dog." (Carter-Muir). - Mit Adelsexlibris. Wie meist ohne das erst nachträglich ausgelieferte Porträt. Sehr gutes Exemplar!

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        Fables d'Esope. Dediées au Premier Consul Bonaparte. Écrites par Guillaume Montfort. Gravées par Beaublé.

      Chez Basset, Paris 1801 - Folio, modern ½ shagreen spine and corners and marbled boards; spine with gilt ornaments. Title page expertly restored. Fine copy of a ve ry beautiful edition of Aesop's fables, entirely engraved: title page and nineteen leaves. A profile of Bonaparte appears at the top of the title page, flanked by Fortune, who crowns him, and the Fren ch rooster; at the bottom, a lion, dog and horse cavort. Each leaf bears a vignette above the text of the fable followed by its moral lesson and below the text, a lovely calligraphic arabesque usually incorporating an animal. The vignettes are by Laurent Guyot, and the engravings of the leaves by Beaublé or Bariolle. Rare. Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      . Zustand: Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Paris. Boudouin, Imprimeur de l'Institut National de Sciencies et des Arts. 1801. 23X15. Pasta. 10Vol. CLXXVI + 215Pag + 352P + 344P + 323P + 396P + 441P + 377P + 350P + 447P + 420P. Polilla en margenes superiores de algunas paginas sin afectar mucho al texto en 5 vol, aun asi buen estado (fotos). Rarissima Obra de Fourcroy. Ref entr 12.

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        Gesellenbrief mit Kupferstich-Ansicht von Reutlingen, ausgestellt für den Hutmacher-Gesellen Johann Franz Lotz aus Basel am 28 Oktober 1801.

      Reutlingen, 1801.. circa 35,5 x 42,5 cm. 1 Blatt verso weiss. Handwerksbrief mit Wachs-Siegel und den Unterschriften der Meister. Dem Hutmacher-Gesellen Lotz wird bescheinigt, dass er ein 3/4 Jahr in Reutlingen fleissig gearbeitet hat. - Gut erhalten, alte Faltspuren, gering fleckig, dekorativ.

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        [Hoboken Group XXI No. 3]. Die Jahreszeiten nach Thomson... Aufgeführt im National-Hof-Theater

      Wien: Gedruckt mit v. Kurtzbek&#39;schen Schriften. [1801]. Octavo. Sewn. 1f. (recto title, verso "Personen"), [3]-47, [i] (blank) pp. Text an adaptation by Gottfried van Swieten of a pastoral epic by James Thomson, 1726-1728. Very slightly worn; spine reinforced with contemporary paper; corners slightly turned; final leaf partially detached. A very nice, clean, wide-margined copy overall. . The rare original libretto issued for the first public performance of The Seasons on May 19, 1801. Robbins Landon: Chronicle and Works Vol. V p. 123 (locating one copy only, at the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna). "By spring 1799 Haydn and Swieten were planning a second oratorio, The Seasons, with a libretto based on James Thomson&#146;s pastoral epic of 1726&#150;8; Haydn composed the music apparently from autumn 1799 to the end of 1800. He suffered a serious illness in winter 1800&#150;01, as the work neared completion, during which he again identified with his own oratorio. His pupil Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm reported: "Speaking of the penultimate aria, &#145;Behold, O weak and foolish man, Behold the picture of thy life&#146; &#133; he said: &#145;This aria refers to me!&#146; And in this wonderful masterpiece he really did speak entirely from his inmost soul, so much so that he became seriously ill while composing it, and &#133; the Lord &#133; allowed him to see &#145;his life&#146;s image and his open grave.&#146;" "The private première at the Schwarzenberg Palace took place on 24 April 1801, the first public production on 19 May. Although the initial reception of The Seasons was favourable &#150; Haydn wrote to Clementi that it had enjoyed &#145;unanimous approval&#146; and that &#145;many prefer it to The Creation, because of its greater variety&#146; &#150; critical opinion soon became mixed, owing in part to its perceived &#145;lower&#146; subject, in part to a growing aesthetic resistance to its many pictorialisms. Haydn himself contributed to both strands of criticism: he supposedly said to Francis II, &#145;In The Creation angels speak and tell of God, but in The Seasons only Simon speaks&#146; (Dies); and he indiscreetly criticized Swieten&#146;s croaking frogs (&#145;Frenchified trash&#146;) and the absurdity of a choral hymn to toil (Fleiss). Nonetheless he maintained that it would join The Creation in assuring his lasting fame..." "... Notwithstanding its less exalted subject, The Seasons is compositionally more virtuoso than The Creation and offers greater variety of tone: Haydn&#146;s pastoral is one of the final glories of a tradition that is more than &#145;high&#146; enough." James Webster and Georg Feder in Grove online

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        Skiærtorsdag 1801. En liden Skizze. Med et Kobber over Slaget den 2 April.

      C.L. Lahde, 1801. XI s. + (4 s.) + 15 sider + 2 kobberstik. Indbunden med rød skindryg og guldtitel på forperm.. De 2 kobberstik viser flådernes placering set fra et vindue i nærheden. En sjælden og spændende øjenvidneskildring fra forreste linie om Slaget på Rheden 1801. (Bibl.. Da. III) Med Nicolai Bøgh´s exlibris på inderside af bindet. Noget senere indbinding. Lille rift på én side. Pænt og rent ex.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Six Picturesque Views in North Wales, Engraved in Aquatinta by Alken, From Drawings Made on the Spot: With Poetical Reflections on Leave that Country

      Published by J. Mawman, London 1801 - , 32 pages of text, with 6 aquatint plates First Edition , boards slightly darkened, binding firm, some light stains to pages and margins of some plates, illustrations remain clean, very small chips at edges of a few plates, the book is in good+ condition , modern half brown morocco with marbled paper boards, gilt decoration and titles at spine 26 x 23 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carta Corografica degli Stati di S.M. il re di Sardegna data in luce dall'Ingegnere Borgonio nel 1683 corretta ed accresciuta nell'anno 1772. Jacobus Stagnonus incidit Taurini 1772.

      1801 - Paris: Jean Goujon, c.1801. 25 sheets, dissected and laid on linen in four sections, as issued, total area 2030 x 1520mm. With the original calf gilt box, worn. Ink stamp of the "Dépôt de la Guerre" on each section.

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        [Ludwig Gabriel Rudolf] Stürler: Architecture Suisse, ou choix de maisons rustiques des Alpes du Canton Berne. (Lithogr. Titel: Schweizerische Architektur oder Auswahl hölzerner Gebäude aus dem Berner Oberland). Mit farbig lithogr. Titel u. 32 (4 farbigen u. beikolorierten, 2 teilw. farbigen u. 6 getönten) lithogr. Tafeln von J. F. Wagner u. einigen Abb. im Text. Bern, in Kommission bei J. J. Burgdorfer, 1844. Groß-Folio (55,0 x 39,5 cm). 20 S. Orig.-Pappband mit großer lithogr. Illustration auf dem Vorderdeckel.

      . . Erste Ausgabe. - Graffenried (1801-1859) u. Stürler (1805-1891) waren Architekten u. bezweckten, die ältere schweizerische Holzarchitektur des Hochgebirges, die schon damals im Verschwinden begriffen war, in Erinnerung zu halten u. zu ihrer Erhaltung beizutragen. Dies Werk ist also ein frühes Beispiel ländlicher Denkmalpflege. Lt. AKL (Bd. 60, S. 112) handelt es sich um "ein Inv[entar] von Bauernhäusern mit exakt gez. Bauaufnahmen. Dieses Werk ist ein wichtiger Beitr. zur Entwicklung und Popularisierung der Schweizer Holz-Archit. und liefert den ersten wiss. Ansatz zu diesem Thema." - Die Verfasser beschreiben die Geschichte u. allgemeine Konstruktion dieser Häuser u. behandeln auch die "Construction im Besonderen" (Fassaden, Wände, Zimmer, Ornamente etc.) S. 17-20 enthalten die Tafelerklärungen. Gezeigt werden Gebäude u.a. aus Iseltwald (1768 u. 1794), Grindelwald (1830), Golderen (1740), Erlenbach, Oberried, Bettelried u. Diemtigen. Die Farbtafeln mit prächtigen Gesamtdarstellungen, die übrigen Tafeln zur Konstruktion u. mit zahlreichen Details auch der Ornamentik. Provenienz: [Caesar] Pinnau (1906-1988; Hamburger Architekt); Besitzvermerk auf dem Vorsatz. Kat. Vorlagenwerke Berlin 1470. - Malberg S. 88. - UCBA S. 713. - Beschabt, fleckig u. an den Kanten bestoßen. Vorsatz am Rand etwas beschädigt. Ränder leicht gebräunt u. minimal fleckig.

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        LUCINDA; or, Virtue Triumphant. Designed for the instruction of youth.

      Engraved frontispiece; [4], 187pp. Original quarter red roan gilt over marbled boards. 12mo. First edition. A very good copy. Roscoe J339.

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        L'Astronomie, Poëme en trois chants.

      A Auxerre, de l'Imprimerie de Laurent Fournier. Se trouve à Paris, chez Rondonneau, an IX (1801). - in-8. 68pp. Broché, couverture ancienne (inscription manuscrite de l'époque sur le plat supérieur: "L'Astronomie, poëme en trois chants"). Edition Originale. Ami de Beaumarchais, l'écrivain français Paul Philippe Gudin de la Brenellerie (1738-1812) nourrissait une passion méconnue pour l'astronomie; on lui doit notamment la publication d'un "Tableau du système solaire" d'après le système de Laplace. Selon l'auteur, le présent poème "est peut-être le plus complet qu'on ait fait encore sur l'Astronomie, puisqu'il embrasse l'histoire de cette science, depuis les anciens Chaldéens jusqu'à nos jours, et l'état du ciel tel qu'il est en effet". Bel exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque de l'astronome montalbanais Anne-Jean-Pascal-Chrysostome Duc de la Chapelle (1765-1814), qui s'était fait construire son propre observatoire privé et à qui l'on doit de nombreuses observations astronomiques insérées dans le périodique "Connaissance des temps". Le verso de la couverture porte la mention autographe suivante: "De la bibliothèque de l'observatoire de A.J.P.Ch. Duc à Montauban". Très rare impression d'Auxerre. Exemplaire très pur, non rogné. Cioranescu, 32838. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Journey From London to the Isle of Wight

      Oriental Press by Wilson & Co for Edward Harding, 1801. Oriental Press by Wilson & Co for Edward Harding. 1801. F 1st Edition. H Hardcover. Very Good. 2 volumes in one: ix, 205, (iv), 217 pages, 48 engraved plates with an extra plate (Portrait of Willm. Harvey at page 5 in volume 2), 2 folding maps (1 partly hand coloured), recent half brown leather with marbled paper sides. 5 raised bands on the spine and tooling. some browning and foxing mainly in the margins of the plates. new end papers. a few age related marks. no inscriptions and very well bound

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        Hamburger Kleidertracht. Helgolander - Kolorierte Aquatinta-Radierung.

      . Blatt 30 aus der Folge "Kleidertracht in Hamburg" (1801-1806); zwei Männer und zwei Frauen zeigen die Helgoländer Tracht, wie sie um 1800 dort üblich war. Die beiden Frauen links im Bild tragen den altfriesischen Pai, einen roten, ärmellosen Miederrock mit gelber Kante; die Ärmel wurden gesondert angezogen, die Kopfbedeckung ist eine Kragenkapuze, die aus mit Pappe versteiftem Stoff besteht und je nach Wetterlage zurückgeschoben oder über den Kopf gezogen werden konnte. Die Männer tragen weit ausfallende Pumphosen, Stiefel, einen Wams und über den schulterlangen Haaren eine hohe topfartige Mütze. Das Blatt am Bildunterrand bezeichnet mit *Kleidertracht in Hamburg - Helgolander - 30*. Das Blatt gleichmäßig gebräunt, unter Passepartout und Glas gerahmt. Bildgröße: 24,5 x 17 cm, Rahmengröße: 41,5 x 31,5 cm. Guter Zustand. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Burg Klusenstein im Höllental; links das Mühlengebäude ('Der Clusenstein im Hünenthal in der Grafschaft Mark').

      . kolorierte Umrißradierung auf Thurneisenbütten v. Anton Wilhelm Strack n. F. Schütze aus Malerische Reise durch Westphalen, 1801, 35 x 47 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Westfalia Picta, Band II, WP 79/4/428; Thieme-Becker, Künstler-Lexikon, Bd. XXXII, S. 145. - A.W. Strack (1758 Haina - 1829 Bückeburg) war Maler u. Graphiker. Er war Schüler seines Onkels Anton Wilhelm Tischbein u. Johann Heinrich Tischbein sowie von Quaglio in Mannheim. - Am linken Rand alt hinterlegter Einriss bis zur Bildkante.

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        Portrait stipple engraving by Johann Friedrich Schroeter (1771-1836)

      Leipzig Breitkopf & Härtel 1801. 106 x 86 mm. Bust-length. Minor horizontal creasing.. The present engraving illustrates the title leaf of the musical periodical Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung (3rd year, October 1, 1800 to September 23, 1801).

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        Reise nach Constantinopel, die Ebene von Troja, und in die Levante.

      Berlin u. Hamburg, 1801.. 8°. 2 Bll., 332 SS., 4 Kupfer, 2 gestochene Karten auf 1 gefalteten Tafel Pappband d. Zt.. Bibliothek der neuesten und interessantesten Reisebeschreibungen, Bd. VIII. - Chatzipanagioti-Sangmeister 272: "Dallaway (1763-1834), seit 1789 Mitglied der Society of Antiquaries, reiste 1794 mit dem britischen Botschafter Robert Liston nach Konstantinopel. Sein Reisebericht bezeugt das seit den 70er Jahren des 18. Jahrhunderts wachsende Interesse an der Kultur der Neugriechen und deren Beziehungen zu jener der Altgriechen." Die Kupferstiche zeigen das Serail, die sieben Türme, Bursa und Smyrna. Ein Kapitel widmet sich der neugriechischen Sprache. - Gut erhalten, gering fleckig und berieben. Ganz unbeschnitten und sehr breitrandig.

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        Nouveau Dictionnaire De Poche, Francois-Italien

      Paris - Bossange, 1801. Paris - Bossange, 1801 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of Martinelli&#39;s French-Italian pocketdictionary. Second edition. With notes on grammar and pronunciation. Condition: In a tree-calf binding. Externally sound, with wear to the corners and head and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Previous owner&#39;sink stamps to recto of front free-endpaper and title page. Pages are bright and clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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      1801 - Paris, Belin, 1801. In-8 (133 X 211) basane fauve racinée, dos lisse orné de filets dorés en place des nerfs, compartiments ornés d?un maillage de filets, points et fleurettes, ou d?un grand fleuron, pièce de titre veau noir, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque) ; IV pages de titre et sommaire, 392 pages, 6 planches dépliantes. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de cet IMPORTANT LIVRE PYRÉNÉISTE, «ouvrage capital» selon Béraldi. Il s'agit du récit des explorations de Ramond de Carbonnières dans le massif du Mont-Perdu. L'ouvrage est bien complet des SIX PLANCHES dépliantes, dont un frontispice. Elles sont dessinées par Ramond et gravées sur vélin fort parBaltard, à l'exception d'une planche de fossiles dessinée par Maréchal et gravée par Jourdan. UN DES PREMIERS EXPLORATEURS DES HAUTES-PYRÉNÉES : avec le développement du thermalisme au XIXe siècle, de nombreux poètes, peintres et écrivains viennent dans les Pyrénées, tombant sous leur charme. Avant eux, Louis François Élisabeth Ramond de Carbonnières fait figure de précurseur. D'origine alsacienne, le jeune homme proche du courant «Sturm und Drang» se passionne vite pour la haute montagne. En 1787, Ramond accompagne le cardinal de Rohan qui se rend aux eaux thermales de Barèges et en profite pour parcourir une grande partie des Pyrénées centrales. Passionné de botanique, il recense plus de huit cent espèces dont une fleur, la «ramondia», qui portera son nom. Enseignant ensuite les sciences naturelles à l'école centrale de Tarbes, il répertorie dans ses carnets plantes et minéraux. Étudiant les problèmes d'altimétrie, il fait de nombreux croquis de montagnes, de sommets. Une de ses promenades favorites est de grimper au pic du Midi afin de voir le «massif calcaire» du Marboré. En 1797, il monte une première expédition au mont Perdu par le lac Glacé. Cinq ans plus tard, le téméraire ascensionniste entreprend une autre expédition et atteint en 1802, pour la première fois, le sommet du mont Perdu. «Servis par un style admirable, les écrits pyrénéens de Ramond demeurent une pièce majeure des livres pyrénéistes» (Claude Dendaletche). SUPERBE EXEMPLAIRE en reliure d'époque, au dos décoratif, d'une remarquable fraîcheur. («Rare», Dendaletche, 1514 - «Peu commun et très recherché», Labarère, 1228 - «Peu courant et très recherché», Perret, 3566 - «Livre capital», Béraldi, "Cent Ans", I, 49 à 56 - "Gazette Drouot 2013", n°27, "Le pionnier du pyrénéisme", page 77). FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Notes on the State of Virginia

      New York: Printed by M. L. & W. A. Davis. - For Furman & Loudon, 1801. New York: Printed by M. L. & W. A. Davis. - For Furman & Loudon, 1801. Third Edition. Leather_bound. Very good. Third Edition. Leather_bound. 8vo. 392pp. Frontis portrait. Folding map and chart. Rebound in full brown calf with gilt stamped title on brown leather spine label. New cream color paste downs and front and rear end sheets added. Original blank end sheets present. Old ink library number on verso of title page and faint blind stamp of library on contents page. Map and chart are in very good condition. This is the last edition published during the author&#39;s lifetime.& & Howes J 78; Sabin 35906.

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        Tales of Wonder

      London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for the Author, and sold by J. Bell, 1801 - This work was mockingly nicknamed "Tales of Plunder" due to its high quality and price. It includes some pieces by Walter Scott who, although not mentioned on the title page, collaborated with Lewis on this collection of ballads. "The considerable literary output of Lewis is neglected today, but his influence upon contemporary romanticism and the catharsis which his extravagance effected upon its morbid elements cannot be overlooked" (Kunitz & Haycraft) First edition. 2 volumes bound in 1 vols., Large 8vo (9-7/8 x 6-1/4 in.). [iv], 236; [iv], 237-482, [2] pp. Contemporary diced Russia, covers gilt with wide outer border of filets and small floral tools, spine gilt in six compartments, all edges marbled. Joints rubbed, spotting to first and last few leaves. Kunitz & Haycraft, pp. 383-4; Summers, A Gothic Bibliography, pp. 525, 529 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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