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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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        ASIATICK RESEARCHES: OR, TRANSACTIONS OF THE SOCIETY; INSTITUTED IN BENGAL, FOR ENQUIRING INTO THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES, THE ARTS, SCIENCES, AND LITERATURE, OF ASIA.VOLUME THE SEVENTH.

      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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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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]

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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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]

      Vienna: Artaria e Comp. [PN] 872. [1801]. 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. . First Edition. The full score was not published until 1864. Kinsky p. 102-04. Hoboken 2, 215 and plate 8.

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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]

      Vienna: Artaria e Comp. [PN] 872. [1801]. 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. . First Edition. The full score was not published until 1864. Kinsky p. 102-04. Hoboken 2, 215 and plate 8.

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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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        Industrious Cottagers, Les habitants industrieuses de la Chaumiere

      Published by Messrs. Wards & Co, London 1801 - A fine mezzotint, based on the picture of the same name sold at Christies in 1807 for 12 guineas. James Ward was one of the most noted artists of his day, his individual style and superior skill distinguished him from his contemporaries, and his outstanding work influenced the development of British art. Considered to be one of the most important animal painters of his generation, Ward also produced portraits, landscapes, genre and history paintings. He began his career as an engraver, studying under his brother William, who later went on to engrave many of his paintings. "Industrious Cottagers" is an instance of art in the service of virtue, in this case the virtue of resourcefulness and hard work. The cottagers are engaged in making lace: one woman makes the thread on her spinning wheel while others make lace with their bobbins and pillows in the room in the back. Oddly enough, several years later, in 1806, the first lace-making machine was invented, and slowly but surely this form of rural self-sufficiency and "industry"was undercut by industrialisation. C.R. Grundy James Ward p.72, no.83. Colour printed mezzotint with added hand colour. In good condition with the exception of being trimmed within the plate mark.

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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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        Double Chrysanthemums

      [London 1801 - A beautifully designed image from Edwards "A Collection of Flowers drawn after Nature.", a superb and rare work. Edwards lived in London until about 1778 when he moved to Surrey, exhibiting at the Society of Artists, of which he was a member, and at the Royal Academy. In addition to the fine arts, he also provided designs for textiles, particularly cotton calico. Between 1769 and 1770 he published Edwards British Herbal in monthly parts, with text garnered from the works of contemporary botanists and 100 fine hand-coloured engraved plates from his own designs. The plates show that his interests lay not so much in the accurate depiction of botanical specimens as the design possibilities of beautiful flowers. The present work, his masterpiece, was his next publishing venture. Working from the imprint dates of the plates it is clear that he began to publish designs for the work in 1783, with plates being completed periodically throughout the 1780s and well into the following decade. Unlike his previous work, all the plates are designed, etched and coloured by Edwards himself, a process which gave him complete control over the publication. Cf. Dunthorne 105; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p 93; cf. Henrey III 673; cf. Nissen BBI 579; cf. Oak Spring Flora p 64. Hand-coloured engraving by Edwards. Very good condition.

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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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        [ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT ESSAY OF INSTRUCTIONS AND NOTES ON THE CUSTOMS OF ALGIERS AND THE WORK OF THE AMERICAN CONSUL, FROM OUTGOING CONSUL, RICHARD O'BRIEN, TO HIS SUCCESSOR, TOBIAS LEAR; ALSO INCLUDING O'BRIEN'S STATEMENT OF THE ACCOUNTS OF HIS OFFICE AND NOTES ON TRADE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND ALGIERS]

      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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        Glaura: poemas eroticos .?

      Lisbon, Na Officina Nunesiana, 1801. - Small woodcut vignette on title-page. 248 pp., with four additional leaves [2 blank] inserted between leaves h8 [pp. 127-8] and i1 [pp. 129-30]. 8°, contemporary plain blue-gray wrappers (spine defective). Uncut. In very good condition. ---- Second edition, a reprint closely following the extremely rare 1799 first edition (so rare that it was unknown to nineteenth-century Brazilian and Portuguese bibliographers), in a very similar but slightly different setting of type, and with a few corrections. There are two variant issues of the present edition. The first, following the 1799 first edition, is divided into two parts, with the verso of leaf h8 (p. 127) blank, followed by an inserted leaf containing on its recto a divisional title "Glaura: // Poemas eroticos // de hum Americano. // Segunda Parte." In this issue p. 128 appears on the verso of the inserted leaf with the divisional title. The other variant, presumably a later issue of the present edtion, is @not divided into two parts, with leaf h8 containing p. 128 on the verso of p. 127. The present copy contains both versions of leaf h8, as well as a blank leaf which is conjugate to the divisional title containing p. 128 on the verso, followed by another blank leaf which is conjugate to the version of leaf h8 with its verso blank.The principal work of a Brazilian author of mixed race, @Glaura is a collection of poems to his beloved composed of @rondós and @madrigais. Silva Alvarenga (1749-1814), the youngest member of the @Escola Mineira, was the son of a poor mulatto musician from Villa Rica, Minas Geraes. Born in Ouro Preto (according to most recent authorities), his first publication, @O Desertor (1774), satirizes the antiquated teaching methods used at the University of Coimbra before the Marques de Pombal's reforms. Its publication was financed by the Marques de Pombal, and (according to Blake) published against the wishes of the author, who felt it still needed correction. Aside from its interest as an early work by an important Brazilian lyric poet, @O Desertor is an early example of the appearance of Brazilian themes. Silva Alvarenga signed a poem written in 1775 to celebrate the inauguration of the equestrian statue of D. José as "Estudante Ultramarino na Universidade de Coimbra." After earning a degree in Canon Law, he returned to Brazil, founding the Arcádia Ultramarina, adopting the name of Alcindo Palmireno. He was imprisoned by the viceroy for Jacobin tendencies from 1794 to 1797. According to Wilson Martins, Silva Alvarenga was "the first Brazilian author to demonstrate a genuine knowledge of the classic rules of composition" (@História da inteligéncia brasileira I, 462; see also 460-3, and elsewhere). ---- Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 30; and @Período colonial pp. 16-8. Innocêncio VI, 6 (mentions a only 1798 edition, which does not exist). Sacramento Blake VI, 101. See Álvaro Manuel Machado in @Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, pp. 28-9; also Carolina Maia Gouvêa in @Biblos, I, 181-2; Hernâni Cidade in Jacinto do Prado Coelho, @Dicionário de literatura, 4th ed. (1994), pp. 42-3. Not in Bosch. Not in JCB @Portuguese and Brazilian Books (but subsequently acquired from us). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Bibliothecae quam Vir Doctus, & admodum Reverendus, Daniel Williams, S.T.P. Bono publico legavit, Catalogus

      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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        A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY TO THE NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN, AND ROUND THE WORLD; IN WHICH THE COAST OF NORTH-WEST AMERICA HAS BEEN CAREFULLY EXAMINED AND ACCURATELY SURVEYED... PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 AND 1795

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

      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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        Perruche sincialo (Ring-necked Parakeet [Psitticula krameri manillensis, female])]

      Paris 1801 - Colour-printed stipple engraving. Extremely rare proof impression: one of only 10 copies printed. The Ring-necked, or Indian Ring-necked Parakeet is one of four sub-species of the P. krameri, and is a favourite as a captive breed. 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). This print is from a very rare issue of Levaillant's Perroquets published on large format paper (papier vélin colombier satiné), with the plates printed avant-lettre and, according to the livraison wrappers, limited to ten sets. This issue is not recorded in any of the standard bibliographies. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Perruche à Chaperon Bleu (Bechstein's Violet-necked Lory [Eos squamata riciniata])]

      Paris 1801 - Colour-printed stipple engraving. Extremely rare proof impression: one of only 10 copies printed. A sub-species native to the Weda Islands and the northern Moluccas where their favoured habitat is coastal areas with tree cover and coconut plantations. 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). This print is from a very rare issue of Levaillant's Perroquets published on large format paper (papier vélin colombier satiné), with the plates printed avant-lettre and, according to the livraison wrappers, limited to ten sets. This issue is not recorded in any of the standard bibliographies. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        <b>Outstanding Jefferson Presidential Free Frank!</b><br>

      Superb Free Frank address leaf in Jefferson?s hand, franked by him ?free / Th: Jefferson? as President in upper left with clear straight line ?FREE? postal marking stamped at upper right and circular ?WASH CITY OCT 12? postmark at left just nicking the lower ?f? loop of signature, 5? x 3.25? panel, leaf 9.75? x 6.75?. Addressed by the President to ?Genl Samuel Smith / Baltimore.?This is the finest Jefferson Presidential Free Frank we have ever handed in the 35 years in the Autograph and Stamp Business. The bold signature is virtually entirely clear of the well-struck postmark. Superb Condition.A color photocopy of the one page presidential Autograph Letter Signed ?Th: Jefferson,? Washington, October 10, 1801, which was originally integral to this free frank, is present.

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        Oeuvres d'Agriculture et d'Economie Rurale

      Chez Meurant, Paris 1801 - 4to. 25.5 by 19 cm. viii, 205 pp. plus tables, a good number folding, and supplementary text. With 29 hand-colored engraved plates. Also engraved frontispiece (non-colored). Scarce treatise on agriculture with charming colored plates of machinery and implements, etc. Full calf heavily worn, with splits at all joints partly repaired, but not visually remedied. Spliced and abraded leather. Small hole in a few prelim pages, including frontis which chewed up in one corner. Large dampstain affecting corner of many leaves. But color plates in back are quite bright and well-preserved. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Macbeth. Ein Trauerspiel von Shakespeare zur Vorstellung auf dem Hoftheater zu Weimar eingerichtet von Friedrich Schiller. Tübingen, J. G. Cotta 1801. 4to. 161 S. Dunkelbrauner Orig.-Kalblederbd. mit Rücken- u. Kantenvergoldung, Deckelvignette (Vase mit Initialen J.M.M.) u. Kopfgoldschnitt. (Signiert W. Collin, Berlin).

      . . Erstausgabe in einem schönen Einband von W. Collin, Berlin, Hof-Buchbinder seiner Majestät. Tadelloses Exemplar der seltenen Veröffentlichung. - Wilpert/Gühring 2/38. - Goedeke V,221,4. - Marcuse 189. - Fischer, Cotta 331. - Borst 909.

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        Le Lori Perruche violet et rouge (Red and Blue Lory [Eos histrio])]

      Paris 1801 - Colour-printed stipple engraving. Extremely rare proof impression: one of only 10 copies printed. This very endangered Lory is found as three species or sub-species on the islands of Nenusa, Talaud, Sangi and Siao. They inhabit coastal areas with trees and forest inland up to 5000 feet. 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). This print is from a very rare issue of Levaillant's Perroquets published on large format paper (papier vélin colombier satiné), with the plates printed avant-lettre and, according to the livraison wrappers, limited to ten sets. This issue is not recorded in any of the standard bibliographies. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Authentische Beschreibung von dem merkwürdigen Bau des Tiefen Georg-Stollens am Oberharze

      Finely engraved frontis. 8 p.l. (incl. frontis.), 280 pp. 8vo, cont. calf (a little rubbed), sides decorated in gilt, flat spine nicely gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Wernigerode: C.S. Struck, 1801. First edition of the first detailed account of the construction of the "Tiefe Georg Stollen," one of the greatest tunnels of the 18th century, built between 1777 and 1799 in the Upper Harz mountains of Germany. The total length of the main tunnel, entirely driven by hand, is 34,529 feet and its various branches aggregate 25,319 feet more (it reached Lautenthal, Clausthal, Wildemann, Zellerfeld, and Gittelde). An enormous enterprise, the mine was constructed to drain mines under these towns and to channel the water to power other mining and metallurgical works. The Tiefe Georg Stollen was eventually supplemented by the Ernst August Stollen, constructed in 1851-64. The finely engraved frontispiece depicts the pit entrance. .

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        A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY TO THE NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN, AND ROUND THE WORLD; IN WHICH THE COAST OF NORTH-WEST AMERICA HAS BEEN CAREFULLY EXAMINED AND ACCURATELY SURVEYED... PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 AND 1795

      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 &#147;was made commander of a grand-scale expedition to reclaim Britain&#146;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&#146;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.&#148; Following Vancouver&#146;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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        RURAL SPORTS.

      L: 1801-1813 1st ed. Three vols. 4to. - Complete set of Daniel's comprehensive study of the English sporting world of the Regency Period. Vols. I & II were published in 1801-1802; the supplement was published in 1813. Each volume is a thick quarto of several hundred pages with engraved plates. Vols. I & II are bound in full green leather; Vol. III (the supplement) is in original boards. All are worn at spine ends; set is in overall good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres d'Agriculture et d'Economie Rurale

      Paris: Chez Meurant, 1801. First Edition. Full Calf. Good . 4to. 25.5 by 19 cm. viii, 205 pp. plus tables, a good number folding, and supplementary text. With 29 hand-colored engraved plates. Also engraved frontispiece (non-colored). Scarce treatise on agriculture with charming colored plates of machinery and implements, etc. Full calf heavily worn, with splits at all joints partly repaired, but not visually remedied. Spliced and abraded leather. Small hole in a few prelim pages, including frontis which chewed up in one corner. Large dampstain affecting corner of many leaves. But color plates in back are quite bright and well-preserved.

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        The Poetical Works of John Milton (6 vols, complete)

      London, Printed for J. Johnson, W.J. and J. Richardson et al, 1801. Hardcover, 8vo, ccxvi+303 & 504 & 494 & 511 & 511 & 458pp. Full leather bindings rebacked with gilt titles and decoration to spines, boards with gilt border and gilt armorial to centre of upper boards, boards rubbed, corners bumped/rubbed, marbled endpapers with bookplate to front pastedown of vol.1, text clean and bright. Although the title page says the work is illustrated this copy appears to have been bound with just the frontis and one other illustration. In immaculate condition for its age.

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