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        Karaku yosu

       A rare offering, the highly important, signed first edition set, signed Yasui Senchi cho, complete in 4 volumes, as issued in the original wrappers, the sheets clean, the 97 full-sheet, 214 x 335 mm b/w woodblock prints of go positions and play with top frame author commentary in uniformly bright impressions with excellent grain and sharpness. The 2 red hanko seals on the introductory first page are well defined and clear, square characters seal at bottom, and large pictorial seal above, showing a sage sitting in the clouds. AVAILABILITY: A worldwide catalog search finds 1 institutional holding outside of Japan, an incomplete copy at the Library of Congress, volume 1 alone. SENCHI: reached 8 dan rank in 1801. 7th head of Yasui house for 34 years (1780-1814) and pre-eminent in play, he was never interested in becoming Meijin and finally stepped aside and took over his father's allied, small Sakaguchi school. No prominent players continued with his style. Now that perspective has been gained, O-Senchi is often called the father of the modern game of go with his emphasis on the center and play from the 4th and 5th lines. A century later, in the 1930's, this style came to the forefront with Go Seigen and Kitani Minoru and their highly influential New Fuseki Theory. Shotwell describes Senchi's style, "Emphasizing the center by playing on the fourth and fifth lines in the fuseki, instead of on the territory-oriented third line, and building large moyos, he was able to routinely crush opposition". FORMAT: Publisher's azure paper wrappers decorated with an embossed repeating wavelet design, the mounted cream title slips, 179 x 39 mm, printed in black with a double ruled black border, wide on the outside, volumes with 4-stab holes white string bound fukuro-toji style bindings, the crown and foot protected by beige protective paper corner caps (kadogire). SIZE: As issued. Covers: 257 x 176 mm. Text pages (within a single border): 214 x 164 mm. Print Illustrations: 214 x 335 mm. CONDITION DETAIL: Pages: Interiors of all volumes with no tears, creases or fingering pressure marks. Volumes 1 and 2: no worming, pages are crisp, fresh and clean, except for a few instances of light soil spots, 1 small sumi spot, and a neat owner annotation (1 short line) at bottom corner of volume one's rear blank, with no other owner markings in the 4 volumes set. Volumes 3 and 4: clean and crisp with worming. Worming: Vol. 3; lacy worming at side margin edge continues to sheet 5 and stops. A large worming trail toward the bottom begins at sheet 4, continuing so until sheet 10: thereafter, it is small and innocuous. Vol. 4; appreciable worming at side and bottom margin edges continues to sheet 3 and stops. A tube shape trail begins at sheet 4 at top of text frame, (not interfering with text), and continues to sheet 14: it is small and above top text frame after sheet 11: stops after sheet 14 with no worming after until last page, which has 1 top margin worm mark. Covers: some areas with light fade but the wavelet design is well defined and clear: bottom of upper wrapper side of vol. 2 with a small sumi spot: top of upper wrapper side of vol. 3 with a j-shape sumi spot, otherwise covers are clean. All-around abrasion wear, principally to edges: spine edge of vol. 3 has 2 other spots of wear. Minor wear to protective corner caps with one cap on upper wrapper side of vol. 4 loose Title Slips: Some soiling, but characters bright and clear: some soiling: one slip with a small, top corner chip, one slip with light stains, slips of vols. 3 & 4 loose at bottom. Bindings: Volumes 1-3: Excellent. Volume 4: Solid. Upper Wrapper Side: lacks threading between holes 3 & 4. Lower Wrapper Side: threading loosened. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, 100 numbered sheets (200 pages), 3 numbered sheets of text and 97 numbered sheets of illustrations with commentary in separate top frame + 9 unnumbered sheets, 3 unnumbered sheets of text and 6 blank sheets. Text: Introduction: vol. 1, printed in black; 1 page, title and publishing information in 3 columns within a frame with 2 interlocking rings at each corner. Preface: vol. 1, 2 unnumbered sheets; 9 columns of text to a page. Concluding Text: vol. 4, 3 numbered sheets; separate pagination from preceding illustrations. Afterword: 1 unnumbered page. Illustrations: Vol. 1: 25 numbered sheets. Vol. 2: 22 numbered sheets. Vol. 3: 25 numbered sheets. Vol. 4: 25 numbered sheets. REFERENCE: Kokusho so mokuroku, v. 2, p. 246, no. 2239294. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        Travels Round the World, Performed by Sea and Land, in the Years 1767, 1768, 1769, 1770, and 1771

      Philadelphia, Pa.: Joseph & James Crukshank, 1801. Hard Cover. Very Good -. 108 p.; 14 cm. Original brown cloth spine with brown speckled paper over boards. Old paper label on spine with blue printed border and "232" in ink in the center. "118" written on front board. Front fixed endpaper bears oval bookplate of the Aimwell School Library. This was probably the school founded in 1796 in Philadelphia by three Quaker women. Originally called the Society for the Free Instruction of Female Children, the name Aimwell School was adopted in 1807. The author's journey included travelling up the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Natchitoches and later riding across Texas. In Very Good- Condition: cover is rubbed; small loss of cloth on spine; corners are rubbed and bumped; occasional foxing; otherwise pages are clean and tight.

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        Selling Peas; Selling Cherries

      London: Published by T. Ladd, 12 July 1801. A pair of colour printed mezzotints with added hand colour. In excellent condition with the exception of being laid down and cut to the edge of the plate mark. A few skillfully mended tears in the margins. Image size: 18 3/8 x 24 inches. 19 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches approx. A pair of beautiful images 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 pair is a wonderful example of the manner in which Morland perfectly conveys the beauty of country life. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career. 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 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. Morland endowed the commonplace activities of country life with a well-disposed and friendly vitality. Having spent his youth entirely in London, he had an urbanite's appreciation for rural ways that was straightforward and unpatronising. He loved the world he depicted, particularly, children and animals. This pair is a wonderful example of the manner in which Morland perfectly conveys the beauty of English country life, and by representing the gentler side of commerce, Morland depicts his vision of the rural ideal.

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        Fox Hunting, Going into Cover

      London: Published by E. Bell, No. 45 Islington Road near Sadlers Wells, August 1, 1801. Mezzotint. Printed on laid paper. In good condition. Trimmed just outside the platemark on all sides. Faint printer's crease in upper right corner of plate. Image size: 20 x 25 1/2. 21 5/8 x 26 3/4 inches. 22 1/2 x 27 1/8 inches. This lovely image is the second plate in a set of four hunting mezzotints engraved by Edward Bell after paintings by George Morland. 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. Morland is considered a master of genre, his beautiful paintings depict with insightful subtlety the tender side of English country life. This beautiful print is the second plate in a set of four mezzotints engraved by Edward Bell in the spring of 1800. Primarily a genre painter, Morland only produced a few sporting paintings during his career and this beautiful set is considered some of his best work. The image depicts a group of hunters and their dogs in pursuit of the fox. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p. 190

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Einleitung zur Kenntniß der englischen Landwirthschaft und ihrer neueren practischen und theoretischen Fortschritte in Rücksicht auf Vervollkommnung deutscher Landwirthschaft für denkende Landwirthe und Cameralisten.,

      Hannover, Gebrüder Hahn, 1801-1804. - XXXII, 791, XX, 302, XVIII, 378 und XXXVI, 934 Seiten mit 23 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 10 Falttabellen und einigen Textholzschnitten Rücken leicht berieben, circa 20 Seiten mit kl. Unterstreichungen oder Anmerkungen (alt) Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2400 20 cm, Original-Halbledereinband im neueren Pappschuber Zweyte verbesserte Auflage. 4 Teile in drei Bänden

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        Allgemeine Geschichte der Musik, 2 Bände (mit zehn gefalteten Kupfertafeln).

      Leipzig, Schwickert, 1788 – 1801. - XXXVI, 504, XVIII, 776 S. Beide Bände mit Titelkupfer sowie mit jeweils fünf teilweise mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln (Instrumentenabbildungen etc.). Erster Versuch einer Allgemeingeschichte der Musik in deutscher Sprache des Organisten und Bach-Enthusiasten Johann Nicolaus Forkel (1749 – 1818), der als einer der Begründer der historisch fundierten Musikwissenschaft in Deutschland gilt. Forkel machte sich außerdem als Bach-Forscher einen Namen und gab 1802 die erste Bach-Biographie heraus, für die er auf direkte Informationen aus seiner Korrespondenz mit den Bach-Söhnen Carl Philipp Emanuel und Wilhelm Friedemann zurückgreifen konnte. Forkels Musikgeschichte, welche die Epochen bis zum Ausklang des Mittelalters beleuchtet, kann als dezidiertestes Werk seiner Art im späteren 18. Jahrhundert gelten. Bemerkenswert sind die ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln (Instrumentenabbildungen) im Anhang. de 5000 Seiten des ersten Bandes partiell etwas fleckig bzw. gebräunt. Sonst sehr gutes Exemplar dieses musikwissenschaftlich und –historisch überaus bedeutenden Werkes. Die Faltkupfer in sehr guter Erhaltung. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (Rubrik: Klassiker). Dort Herbst-Rabatt von 20 Prozent auf alle Angebote bis zum 15. Oktober 2013. Vollständiges Werk in zwei Bänden. (Neue) grüne, nach historischen Vorbilder gefertigte Halbleinenbände (Handeinbände) mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln; Buchrücken in schwarz-grüner Marmorierung und mit Leinenecken.

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
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      1801. Map. Engraving. Image measures 17.75 x 24". This stunning plan of Rome is a layered document of history. Drawn and published by Giovanni Brun in 1801, the map recreates a 1748 update of a plan first drawn by Leonardo Bufalino in 1551. Showing the modern city situated amongst its ancient ruins, this modern version of the map might be said to truly depict the "Eternal City," with its complexity wonderfully allegorized by the trompe-l'oeil scroll on which the plan is drawn. The plan itself is highly detailed, showing the urban city center, the locales and structures of monuments and ancient ruins, and the topography of the surrounding region. A thick line demarcates the city wall, while dashed lines indicate the city's aqueducts. In addition, the map features the original index of 307 numbered locales, with the key running along its left and right edges. Below this text, the lower corners of the trompe-l'oeil scroll curl up to reveal beautiful vignettes of Roman art and architecture. The map is a dark impression in good condition. Overall toning and foxing. Some chips to margin and small repair at plate line in upper left, not affecting the neat line.

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

      Mexico: Mariano Joseph de Zuñiga y Ontiveros, 1801. Small 4to (19 cm; 7.5"). [9] ff., 138 pp. Patiño was probably born in Orizaba and as an adult became a Discalced Franciscan. Here he studies the image of Nuestra Señora de los Angeles (a lienzo, on cloth), said to have been both miraculously endowed with special powers and equally miraculously preserved over time. Assaying miracles in general at length, dividing them into true and false miracles and explaining how one determines into which category a "miracle" falls — but whether any true ones can be assigned to the image in question is not explicitly stated! The widely publicized version of the origin of the painting is that during the tremendous floods of 1580, Isayoque, a cacique of Coatlan (near Tlatiollco), found the painting floating on the flood waters and built a chapel in which to venerate it. That the image survived many vicissitudes is ascribed to the preserving hand of God: waters of the flood, the neglect over time of the chapel, its destruction in the great earthquake of 1776, the failures to rebuild in a timely way, etc. Reading between the lines, it is clear that Patiño, who preached at the chapel on Sundays, wrote this account with a secondary purpose: to raise money for the completion of the rebuilding of the chapel and the preservation of the image. Provenance: "Del Refectorio" in a fine hand at top of title-page. Medina, Mexico, 9445. Early 19th-century quarter sheep with green and black mottled paper sides, boards rubbed and abraded with leather unevenly aged. Internally a very clean, tight copy.

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      Published by T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1801. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Hoare, R.C.. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Two volumes. Burgundy cloth spines and corners. Marbled boards. Folding map. B/w plates. Large format. A few scattered foxspots though plates in general are clean and bright. Boards worn with some patches of surface paper loss. [S]

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      Hanover: By Moses Davis, 1801.. 13pp. Half title within funereal borders. Original printed self-wrappers, stitched. Light tanning, trimmed (but not affecting pagination or text). Overall in near fine condition. In a half morocco and cloth box. The second published work of Daniel Webster, preceded only by a 4th of July oration he delivered at Dartmouth in 1800, when he was a member of the junior class. That oration was also printed by Moses Davis in Hanover, and it appears to be more common than the present funeral speech, which is located in only ten copies by Shaw & Shoemaker and OCLC. Webster was only nineteen when he delivered the present address, but his performances in the Dartmouth College debating societies had already earned him a reputation as a powerful speaker. Webster and Ephraim Simonds were classmates, friends, and fellow members of Phi Beta Kappa. Webster's language is florid and a bit overly dramatic (in the style of the day), but also shows glimpses of the style that made him the most famous orator of his day. The final page of text contains the text of an ode, composed and set to music for Ephraim Simonds' funeral. Robert Remini says that while Webster gave several speeches during his Dartmouth days, this Simonds oration "was the most remarkable for its unaffected directness, compelling emotion, and strong religious feeling." A scarce and very attractive copy of this seminal Webster speech. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 1629. OCLC 6286761. Robert Remini, DANIEL WEBSTER: THE MAN AND HIS TIMES (New York, 1997), p.54. Clifford B. Clapp, "The Speeches of Daniel Webster" in THE PAPERS OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Vol. 13, (1919), pp.3-63, especially pp.13-14.

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        Relation des campagnes du général Bonaparte en Egypte et en Syrie.

      Paris, Imprimerie de P. Didot l'aîné, an IX, (1801), - in-8, [6]-183 pp., un f. n. ch. d'errata, demi-basane blonde modeste, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, pièce de titre brique, coins en vélin, tranches mouchetées de rouge (reliure de l'époque). Dos frotté, un mors supérieur fendillé. Une des nombreuses éditions de 1800 et 1801 : ce chef-d'oeuvre de propagande composé par celui qui était alors le chef d'Etat-major de l'Armée d'Orient fut très vite considéré comme la relation semi-officielle de l'expédition d'Egypte. Si les détails des opérations militaires sont naturellement fournis et exacts, il ne faut pas oublier que le texte forme surtout et principalement une immense apologie de Bonaparte. Meulenaere, p. 26. Relié à la suite : DENON (Dominique-Vivant) : Analyse et extrait du Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute-Egypte, pendant les campagnes du général Bonaparte ; lus à l'Athénée de Paris, par J.-G. Legrand, professeur d'architecture, etc. Paris, Migneret, Mme Cousin, Brigithe Mathé, Lamy, an X - 1802, [4]-72 pp. De Meulenaere, p. 63 (in fine). Il ne s'agit pas d'une "édition abrégée" du grand Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute-Egypte de Denon, comme le dit De Meulenaere, mais d'une présentation synthétique destinée à donner l'envie d'acheter l'ouvrage, intermédiaire entre le digeste et le prospectus. Le texte se termine d'ailleurs avec la liste des planches de l'originale. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Über den Gebrauch der falschen Haare und Perrucken in alten und neuen Zeiten. Eine historische Untersuchung

      Berlin und Stettin, (Nicolai), 1801.. Mit 66 Abb. auf 17 Kupfertafeln. 2 Bl., XI S., S. (5)-179. Dekorativer HLdr. im Stil d. Zt. Erste Ausgabe. - Goed. IV/1, 504, 39; Lipperheide Na 50; Hayn-Got. V, 42. - Als Quelle liegt Nicolais große Porträtsammlung zugrunde, aus der er die verschiedenen Gebräuche und ihre Veränderungen ablesen konnte. - Bestoßen. Titel etwas gebräunt und mit Exlibris-Blindstempel. Nur vereinzelt unbedeutend braunfleckig.

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        Series episcoporum Monasteriensium, eorumdemque vitae ac gesta in ecclesia

      Münster, Koerdinck 1801 -1805. 16 cm. 4 Teile in 2 Bänden. 108, (2); 286, (2); 279, (1); (2), 226, (2) Seiten kartoniert der Zeit - Bömer / Degering J 643 - Rassmann I, 181 - Chronik der münsterischen Bischöfe. 1: Von Ludger bis Ludolf von Holte; 2: Von Otto II. bis Franz von Waldeck; 3: Von Franz von Waldeck bis Christoph Bernhard von Galen; 4: Von Christoph Bernhard von Galen bis Maximilian Franz. Berieben, Rücken restauriert, Stempel auf Titelblatt - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        Atlas pour servir au voyage dans l?Empire Othoman, l?Egypte et la Perse, fait par ordre du Gouvernement, pendant les six premieres années de la République.

      chez H. Agasse An IX (1801), Paris, - VIII- 50 planches gravées, dont 10 dépliantes, demi-veau de l?époque, pièces de titre en cuir rouge au dos, ornementations dorées, trous au bas de la charnière droite, autrement reliure en très bel état, planches et intérieure en parfait état.

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      London: Printed and Sold By Darton and Harvey, 1801. 84 pages; engraved title page, engraved frontispiece plate and 29 b/w woodcult illustrations in the text. Original marbled paper covered boards (strangely overprinted in parts with letterpress). Binding good with some rubbing, recent professional and inconspicuous repair to the spine. Contents good and tight, light waterstain to the top edge of the first pages and title page, blank front free end paper not present. All letterpress pages very good and crisp and without tears. While this is a later edition, some (if not all) of the in-text woodcut illustrations appear to be the same as the first and early editions of the 1750s. Overall a very good copy - considering the fragile nature of the production and the fact that it is also a children's book it is in remarkably good condition.. Hardback. Very Good/No dust jacket. 16mo.

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        De l’Education d’un Homme Sauvage, ou Des Premiers Developpemens Physiques et Moraux du Jeune Sauvage de l’Aveyron

      Paris: Goujon Fils, An X [1801]. First edition of this famous work. Small octavo bound in modern marbled brown paper boards with gilt-stamped spine. Lacking the frontis portrait of the “Wild Boy.” Contemporary marginal note on page 7. Signed by Itard and Goujon on the verso of the title page to prevent piracy. 100pp. Jean Itard (1774-1838) was a French doctor known as an educator of deaf-mutes. He tested his educational theories in the celebrated case of Victor, the Wild Boy of Aveyron, who was found in the woods in a feral state and was believed to have lived there for years. Itard worked to make the boy normal (which failed). In this first report, Itard was optimistic about the feral child’s prospects for language acquisition and socialization; in his 1807 second report his conclusions were much more pessimistic. Itard’s methods were based upon Condillac’s analytical approach to the acquisition of knowledge, which had been successful in the teaching of deaf-mutes and which Itard adapted to the needs of the extraordinary boy Victor. [Norman Catalog 1144.]

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        Biographie des Königl. Preuß. Geheimkriegsraths zu Königsberg, ... zum Theil von ihm selbst verfaßt. Aus Schlichtegrolls Nekrolog besonders abgedruckt

      Gotha, Justus Perthes 1801.. 8°. 478 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit reicher Rückengoldpräg. In gutem Zustand EA. W.-G.² 34; Goed. IV/I, 687 - Beigebunden: Ders. Beytrag über Verbrechen und Strafen. Verfasser der Lebensläufe in aufsteigender Linie. Zweyte unveränd. Aufl. Königsberg, Nicolovius 1797. 134 S. - Theodor Gottlieb Hippel (1741-1796), deutscher Staatsmann, Schriftsteller und Sozialkritiker war Mitglied der preußischen Landrechtskommission, Stadtrat, Oberbürgermeister und schließlich Stadtpräsident von Königsberg und Freund Immanuel Kants.

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        Gemeingeist. Ideen zu Aufregung des Gemeingeistes

      Bln., Johann Friedrich Unger 1801.. gr.-8°. 212 S. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit prächtiger Goldpräg., Rückensch., Stehkanten, Innenkantenvergoldung, Mäanderfileten auf beiden Deckeln u. Vollgoldschn. Leichte Bereibungen. Gelöschte Stempel am Tit. EA vgl. ADB VI, 444ff. - Schöner, breitrandiger Druck. Johann Ludwig Ewald (1748-1822), war ein deutscher reformierter Theologe, Pädagoge und Schriftsteller. Johann Ludwig in seiner Einleitung zu dem vorliegenden Werk über den Gemeingeist: 'da muss man ja wohl aufmerksam werden, auf den Geist, der diese [französische] Revolution zu Stande brachte (...) Wer lernt nicht gerne die Natur des Blitzes kennen, dem nichts widersteht?'

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        The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knight. Complete in three volumes

      London - T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, 1801 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fascinating collection of Reynold's essays on art. Third Edition. 'Containing his discourses, idlers, a journey to Flanders and Holland, and his commentary on Du Fresnoy's art of painting'. To which is added, an account of the life and writings of the author, by Edmund Malone. With a portrait frontispiece to volume I. Armorial bookplates of Sir John Mordaunt, Bart, Walton, Warwickshire to front pastedowns. Chronological list of modern painters to the rear of volume III. Complete in three volumes. Sir Joshua Reynolds (16 July 1723 23 February 1792) was an influential 18th-century English painter, specialising in portraits and promoting the Grand Style in painting which depended on idealization of the imperfect. He was one of the founders and first President of the Royal Academy. King George III appreciated his merits and knighted him in 1769. He was one of the earliest members of the Royal Society of Arts, helped found the Society of Artists, and, with Gainsborough, established the Royal Academy of Arts as a spin-off organisation. In 1768 he was made the RA's first President, a position he held until his death. As a lecturer, Reynolds' Discourses on Art (delivered between 1769 and 1790) are remembered for their sensitivity and perception. In one of these lectures he was of the opinion that invention, strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory. Condition: In fullspeckled calf bindings. Externally smart although slightly rubbed, joints just starting. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean, a few scattered spots. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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      Philadelphia. March 8, 1801.. 1p. Old fold lines. Minor foxing and wear. Very good. A receipt from the celebrated French-American profile portraitist Charles Saint-Mémin for "a profile in crayons, a plate engraved, and twelve impressions" for $25. Mr Read is also charged for "two dozen extra impressions...a large burnished frame...[and] two small round frames." His total expenditure was $37. This was almost certainly Nathan Read, at that time a member of the House of Representatives from Massachusetts, and the only person of that last name in Miles' catalogue of St. Memin's works. A Harvard graduate, Read was a pioneering inventor in steam navigation and iron ship's materials. He served two terms in Congress, and would have been in Philadelphia just before the government moved to Washington. During a career that spanned fourteen years, from 1796 to 1810, the itinerant French artist, Charles Saint-Mémin captured the profiles of an astounding number of influential Americans. His miniature engravings were in great demand among the wealthy and powerful, and he travelled from New York to Washington, Alexandria, Georgetown, Annapolis, Richmond, Norfolk, Charleston, and other cultural centers executing commissions in his distinctive style. An interesting document recording what was likely a typical transaction for the artist, selling to the sitter the original crayon portrait, the engraved plate based upon it, a number of engravings for distribution to family and friends, and a few frames. MILES, ST. MEMIN 686.

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        Wie Gertrud ihre Kinder Ichrt, ein Versuch den Müttern Anleitung zu geben, ihre Kinder selbst zu unterrichten in Breifen

      Berne and Zurich Heinrich Gesner, 1801 First edition. Recent half speckled calf over marbled boards, gilt spine with raised bands. Engraved frontisportrait. A little light foxing and staining, two blank corners repaired, but a very good copy Printing and the Mind of Man, 258. "The title is misleading, because the series of letters deals with the results rather than with the methods of teaching, and Gertrude herself does not appear. It is nevertheless an exhaustive exposition of Pestalozzi's principles with especial emphasis on the three R's. 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. The pupil must be regarded as more important than the subject and the 'whole man' must be developed".

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        A View of the Garden Entrance of St.James's Palace

      Some Account of London by Thomas Pennant. F.West., 1801.. Copper engraving. Later colour. Excellent condition. Line wash mount (63.5 x 48) Size: 42 x 25 cm. (16½ x 10 inches). This engraving shows the rear entrance of St.James Palace, with sentries preparing to open the gate for some aristocrats, whilst a few dubious looking townspeople look on

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        Lectures on the Elements of Commerce, Politics, and Finances

      1801. 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.

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        Elephantus Indicus. L'Elephantus des Indes

      La Menagerie du Museum National d' Histoire Naturelle. Lacépède, Bernard Germain de., 1801-04. Size: 400 x 300 mm. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Very good condition,slight browning around edge of paper not affecting image. Fabulous engraving of male indian elephant 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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        Forsøg til en forbedret grønlandsk grammatica

      Copenhagen: C.F. Schubart, 1801. 8vo (18 cm, 7.1"). 388 pp. (209–213 bound in at end). An important early grammar and dictionary of Kalaallisut (or Kalatdlisut, an Eskimo–Aleut language spoken by Greenlandic Inuit), written by a Danish missionary and naturalist who explored Greenland from 1768 through 1773. This is the => expanded and corrected second edition, following the first of 1791; the text is printed in black-letter and roman with some italic. Pp. 209–13 are bound in at the back, as issued, being => four oversized, folding charts of Inuit verbs and their suffixes. Brunet (supplement) 476; Leclerc 2227; Pilling, Eskimo, 32; Pilling, Proof-sheets, 1254; Newberry Library, Ayer Indians, 54; Sabin 23603. 19th-century half sheep with marbled paper–covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped title; spine darkened (apparently deliberately), binding mildly scuffed overall, joints and extremities rubbed, front hinge (inside) tender. Front free endpaper with inked inscription dated [18]51. Pages age-toned. A complete, solid copy of an uncommon item.

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        The Bakerian Lecture: On the theory of light and colours. WITH: An account of some cases of the production of colours, not hitherto described

      London: G. and G. Nicol. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST PRINTINGS of two of the most fundamental papers in modern physics: Thomas Young's evidence of the wave theory of light and the first statement of his interference principle and double-slit experiment, the most influential experiment in quantum theory. . "The Bakerian Lecture ["On the theory of light and colours"] delivered in November 1801 is an epoch-making contribution to the theory of light in all its phases. Hooke, Huygens and above all Newton had discussed the nature of light in the seventeenth century. Huygens propounded the wave theory in 1690, whereas Newton was predominantly in favour of a corpuscular theory... Though criticized by Euler and some others, the corpuscular theory held the field almost throughout the eighteenth century; but Young... based himself firmly on the theory that 'radiant light consists of undulations of the luminous ether': a theory that held the field until the latter-day notions of Planck and J.J. Thomson" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 259). Young opens "An account of some cases of the production of colours" with the clear statement of what would come to be known as Young's interference principle, giving definitive evidence for the wave theory of light. He then describes an experiment he performed that has since become canonical in the study of modern physics: "I therefore made a rectangular hole in a card, and bent its ends so as to support a hair parallel to the sides of the hole; then, upon applying the eye near the hole, the hair, of course, appeared dilated by indistinct vision into a surface, of which the breadth was determined by the distance of the hair and the magnitude of the hole, independently of the temporary aperture of the pupil. When the hair approached so near to the direction of the margin of a candle that the inflected light was sufficiently copious to produce a sensible effect, the fringes began to appear; and it was easy to estimate the proportion of their breadth to the apparent breadth of the hair across the image of which they extended. I found that six of the brightest red fringes, nearly at equal distance, occupied the whole of that image. The breadth of the aperture was 66/1000 [of an inch], and its distance from the hair 8/10 of an inch; the diameter of the hair was ... 1/600 [of an inch]. Hence, we have 11/1000 for the deviation of the first red fringe at the distance of 8/10; and as 8/10 / 11/1000 = 1/600 / 11/480000, or 1/43636 [of an inch] for the difference of the routes of the red light where it was most intense." The experiment was later modified and expanded by Young to allow light to pass through two pinholes onto a screen and became known as the famous "double-slit" experiment, often called the most beautiful experiment in physics. The results of the experiment- namely that the light produced wave-like interference patters that were, later shown, to be dependent on the light's "knowledge" of which slits were open-  were profound. Richard Feynman was often quoted as saying that all the issues of quantum mechanics can be understood by carefully thinking through the implications of Young's experiment. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, pts 1 & 2, pp 12-48; WITH: "An account of some cases of the production of colours, not hitherto described", in Philosophical Transactions, pp. 387-97. London: G. and G. Nicol, 1802. Quarto, modern calf in period style. Occasional light browning, paper flaw to corner of one leaf of first Young paper (not affecting text).

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        No. 9 Breaking the Ice

      London: Published by John Raphael Smith, 20 October 1801. Mezzotint with roulette, coloured by hand. Image size: 17 1/4 x 21 1/2 inches. 19 x 23 1/8 inches approx. Gilt frame. 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.

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      Dublin: Printed by William M'Kenzie, [1801?].. 72pp. Dbd. Occasional light foxing and dampstaining. Contemporary manuscript text correction on p.20. A good copy. Lacks the half title. A pamphlet highly critical of the United States, based on the author's personal experience in America and the works of other authors. The text consists of Hull's observations, "founded chiefly on actual experience," supported by numerous, lengthy quotes from other late-18th-century travelers to the United States, primarily the Duc de La Rochefoucauld- Liancourt and Isaac Weld. Intended for potential emigrants, Hull concludes: "I have seen too many people in America unhappy from not having had correct information respecting the country before they set out, not to make me desirous of telling those that remain at home what I know." Howes describes the work as "severely condemnatory." HOWES H779, "aa." SABIN 33638. OCLC 1648408.

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        Horacio Nelson Barão do Nilo Visconte Nelson Duque de Bronte Vice Almirante [da 2e Divisão azul.]

      Portugal, no publisher, no date,, [c.1801]. Unusual pair of engraved portraits, each (133 × 92 mm), now window-mounted side by side, framed and glazed. Very good. Scarce, attractive and highly interesting pair of portraits of Nelson produced in Portugal around 1801 after he had been made vice admiral of the blue. The left-hand engraving shows a romantically presented bust portrait in three quarter profile, wearing the sash of the Order of the Bath and a single Naval Medal. The background is blank. The second portrait had been elaborated to include the Star of the Order of the Crescent, created specifically for Nelson for his services to the Ottoman empire at the Battle of the Nile and received in November 1799, on the right breast of his coat; two medals hanging on the ribbon around his neck, St. Vincent and the recently acquired King's medal for the Nile (see comments on the Guzzardi portrait, Walker The Nelson Portraits p.80); the face has has been reworked into a somewhat sterner expression, the right eye obscured to suggest his blindness; and a cloudy sky and rigging added to the background. An entirely more atmospheric rendering. The engraved caption has been extended to include the words "of the Blue.

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        Plans Et Dessins Tires De La Belle Architecture; Ou, Representations D'edifices Executes Ou Projettes

      A Londres: A. Dulau and Comp, 1801-01-01. Hardcover. Good. An important architectural work. Large folio. With allegorical order plate, 115 plates, plans. Solid internal binding. Fold out plates. 48 cm. Foxing throughout. Brunet V.537

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        The Works Of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knight; Late President Of The Royal Academy: Containing His Discourses, Idlers, A Journey To Flanders And Holland, And His Commentary On Dr. Fresnoy's Art Of Painting To Which is Prefixed An Account Of The Life And Writings Of The Author By Edmond Malone, Esq

      London: T. Cadell, Jun, And W. Davies, 1801. Third Edition Corrected. Hardcover. 3 vols. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 288, 427, 370 pages. 23 x 15 cm. Engraved frontispiece, Vol.I. Extensive Index, A Chronological List of Painters. This set with ink ownership signature of William Gibson, M.D. Edinburgh, dated 1809 on all title pages, a distinguished American physician who received his medical education at the University of Edinburgh. He was chair of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania for nearly three decades. He published "Institution and Practice of Surgery" in 1826 which became a standard for the profession. This set, a unique survivor, in the original publisher's plain, unprinted boards. BRYAN'S DICTIONARY OF PAINTERS AND ENGRAVERS, Vol.IV, p. 219]. FREITAG 8137, noting the 1797 edition. Spines of boards darkened, texts firm and clean with mild, intermittent toning. Each volume housed in green cloth liners with overlapping fore-edges, all with tan leather spine labels printed in gilt. The set housed in modern matching green cloth and tan quarter leather slipcase. Handsome production.

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        Military Antiquities Respecting a History of the English Army from the Conquest to the Present Time. A New Edition with Material Additions and Improvements. Bound with A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons. 2 volumes

      London: Egerton, 1801. New edition with material additions and improvements. Hardcover. 4to. (11 x 8.75 inches). Volume I: vi, (ii), 412; 372. s to each. Volume I: engraved frontis and decorative title, numerous engraved plates, hors-texte, (52 listed - extra plate for the Onager). Volume II: engraved frontis and decorative title and 24 engraved plates along with (following A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons) 61 engraved plates. Exceptionally clean and bright. Contemporary gilt decorated calf, slightly rubbed. Armorial bookplates of W. T. R. Powell, with his signatures in ink. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set. Heavy books, requiring eye-watering amounts of extra postage overseas.

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        Poems ascribed to Robert Burns, The Ayrshire Bard, not contained in any edition of his works hitherto published

      Glasgow: Printed by Chapman & Lang for Thomas Stewart, 1801. First edition, 2nd issue. 8vo (9 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 94-pages together with 8-page catalogue at end of "Books lately published, in the Press, and Publishing, for John Ballantyne and Company". Original grey/green boards, uncut and partly unopened. Boards edge rubbed, backstrip chipped with remains of original printed paper label. Upper joint cracked but very firm on cords, Blank lower fore-corner of the first leaf of the "Advertisement" torn away but not affecting text. A very good unsophisticated copy of this very rare work. The first issue (also 1801) comprised but 80-pages with the printer's imprint at the foot of the last page. This 2nd issue also has the imprint at the foot of page 80. However, a further 14-pages were added to the 1st issue sheets to form this the 2nd issue as the last page explains "Since this work was published, several other Pieces ascribed to Burns, have been received, of which the following are"; there then follows the list of contents of these additional leaves. This last leaf bearing again the printers imprint.

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        Meister Frantzen Nachrichter alhier in Nürnberg, all sein Richten am Leben, so wohl seine Leibs Straffen, so Er ver Richt, alles hierin Ordentlich beschrieben, aus seinem selbst eigenen Buch abgeschrieben worden; genau nach dem Manuscript abgedruckt und herausgegeben von J. M. F. v. Endter

      Nürnberg, in Commission bey J. L. S. Lechner, Dissertationshändler, 1801.. 4 Bll., 184 S. Pappband d. Zt. Pfeiffer 31161; Huelke-Etzler 1973: "Gibt in chronologischer Ordnung Nachricht von den Personalverhältnissen und Verbrechen von 361 Personen, die er in der Zeit von 1573 bis 1615 hingerichtet und von 345 Personen, die er am Leibe gestraft hat. Der Druck wurde zum großen Teil konfisziert.". - Das Tagebuch des Nürnberger Henkers wurde schon im 17. Jahrhundert mehrfach abgeschrieben, so dass jetzt noch vier Handschriften vorliegen. Der Meister Franz in Brentanos Geschichte vom braven Kasperl und dem schönen Annerl ist womöglich nach dem 1634 gestorbenen Schmidt benannt; es ist zumindest verbürgt, dass Brentanos Schwager Arnim den Text kannte. - Berieben. Etwas braunfleckig.

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        Of Rural Sports (2 Volumes only)

      London: The Philanthropic Society. 1801. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. H Full Calf. Poor. Vols 2 and 3 only. Vol 2 378 pp., Vol 3 356 pp., Full nut brown calf, gilt decorated spines, dark green morocco labels. 38 copper engravings, several fold out tables and plans. Bindings extremely worn and rubbed, contents largely clean, but with sporadically foxed. The foxing where it does occur, is to a fairly limited extent, but is to be found on some of the engravings. Prev owner's bookplate on paste downs. INCOMPLETE SET - SOLD AS A COLLECTION OF COPPER ENGRAVINGS 17d

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        Bowles's New One Sheet Map of AsiaÖ

      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.Not in Hannas; Perry & Prescott, 'A Guide to Maps of Australia 1780-1830', 1802.06.

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        Fables de Jean-François Haumont, Capitaine Invalide

      N. Renaudiere, Paris, 1801. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary acid calf, gilt borders and fleurons on spine. Joints cracked but cords attached firmly. Marbled endpapers, old bookplate to pastedown. Mild foxing and browning throughout, but otherwise clean. Scarce collection of fables in the style of La Fontaine dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte by Haumont ("un vieux Militaire Invalide") who had been injured during his service in the Navy. Published in year 9 of the French Republican calendar. 270pp with errata bound at rear. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Myths, Legends & Folklore. Inventory No: 042755. .

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        Tableaux de famille, ou Journal de Charles Engelman, traduit de l'allemand d'Auguste Lafontaine; par l'auteur de Caroline de Lichtfield [Isabelle de Montolieu].

      Debray,, Paris 1801 - First edition in French of Carl Engelmanns Tagebuch (1800) from Lafontaines' Familiengeschichten series (1797-1804), translated by novelist Isabelle de Montolieu. Lafontaine's didactic tales of domestic life, though now little remembered, were among the most-read German novels of the day 2 vols, 12mo (162 × 95 mm), pp. [4], xv, [1], 279, [1]; [4], 239, [1], the leaves of sig. 6 in vol. 2 bound out of order, but complete with half-titles and two engraved frontispieces. An old stain slightly affecting upper forecorners towards the end of vol. 2, but generally clean and fresh. Contemporary sprinkled half calf, spines gilt with red morocco labels. Sides slightly rubbed. A pretty copy. [OCLC: Bibliothèque Sainte-Genviève, Indiana and Penn State only.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gallerie altteuscher Trachten, Gebruche und Gerathschaften, nach zuverlassigen Abbildungen aus den vorigen Jahrhunderten Als ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Sitten gesammelt und mit historischen Erlauterungen begleitet von einigen Freunden des teutschen Altertums.

      Leipzig: Industrie Comptoir, 1801 or 1802. Cloth. Very Good. Very scarce hand-colored plate book of German costume. 8vo. 78 pp. 25 hand-colored plates (plates are not in order, but all are present). Colas 2667. Lipperheide 654. The costumes are from the Early Renaissance period, or the early 16th century, and all represent court dress. The figures in the plates have an austerity of expression and modeling that is in harmony with works of art from the period(s) depicted, and much of the beauty of the plates flows from this restraint. This copy combines what were two installments and is complete. Contemporary cloth spine, over marbled boards. Light wear to the binding. Text leaves have light foxing, not disconcerting. Plates have occasional light soiling, but overall impression is clean, and all the plates remain attractive.

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      n.p., 1801 on. Hardcover. Fine. Crown quarto (5-3/4" x 7-3/4") bound in full period vellum with one brass clasp, the other lacking. Contains hundreds of manuscript recipes written in a legible hand on 247 pages with a further 9 pages at the end, dos-a-dos, of recipes for wine--Gooseberry, Imperial Pop, Currant, etc. Likely British in origin with the first page dated 1801. Contents include Scotts Pills, Asiatic Dentrifice, Godfreys Cordial, Coerate Spermacaeti, Tinct Sacra Vinosa, Sulphur Anis, Radcliffs Elixir, Batemans Drops, British Oil, Bug Poison, For the Cough, For the Wind, Cold Cream, For a Cold, Sheep Powder, Rat Paste, Tooth Powder, Jesuits Drops, Worm Cakes, Pill Antivenereal, Purging Balls, Fly Water for Sheep, etc. Also included are a number of general recipes such as for Red Sealing Wax, Colours for Windows, Indian Curry Powder, Oil Varnish, Dyes, Marking Ink, Gold Lacquer, etc. Fascinating compilation. Laid in is an old British bookseller's catalogue description of this volume.

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        Map of Massachusetts proper compiled from Actual Surveys made by Order of the General Court, and under the inspection of agents of their appointment

      [Boston: B. & J. Loring, 1801]. Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour, folded and mounted on linen. Publisher's paper label to verso, in good condition apart from some slight browning. Modern cloth chemise, within a morocco-backed cloth slipcase. 31 3/4 x 46 3/4 inches. A very rare and highly important early map of Massachusetts. The revised and much improved first "official" edition of the most important early map of Massachusetts. In three key ways, this edition is a great improvement over Osgood Carleton's 1798 original which was rejected for official sanction by the government of the Commonwealth. Firstly, the coastline and coastal islands have been more correctly rendered, largely due to the incorporation of information from the charts of Joseph Des Barres. Secondly, roads and streams that had been left incomplete in the earlier map were extended. Thirdly, some of the clutter of the 1798 map, engraved by Carleton's partner, John Norman, was removed, and the map is more attractive and informative, with a cleaner and crisper appearance. The history of the creation and publication of Carleton's map is interesting. There was a movement to create a state-sponsored map of Massachusetts as early as 1791. In 1795, after a failed attempt by the Massachusetts Historical Society, Osgood Carleton and John Norman signed a contract with the Commonwealth to create a state map based on surveys submitted by every town, with the entire map to be endorsed as to its quality by the state government. The map was produced in 1798, but it failed to win approval by the General Court which criticized Norman's engraving. The government asked Norman to redraw the map, although he had already printed 400 copies and went about marketing it without the official seal of approval from the Massachusetts government. Carleton, however, began to recompile the map and the firm of Callendar and Hill was contracted to engrave it. The present version of the map was approved by the General Court in 1801, and 500 copies were ordered to be printed. The map was published by B. & J. Loring in Boston, and offered (along with a companion map of Maine, which was then a constituent part of Massachusetts) at four dollars for a set, seven dollars if mounted on cloth with rollers, and eight dollars folded into cases. This copy of the map retains the publisher's original paper label, which forcefully asserts that this 1801 version of the Carleton map of Massachusetts, approved by the General Court, is "the only accurate one ever published of this state." The map is drawn on a scale of four miles to the inch, and gives a clear delineation of the boundaries and coastline of Massachusetts, and of the borders of each town in the state. The distance of each town from Boston and from their respective county seat is given, and major roads and streams are shown. Public and private institutions, including academies, meetinghouses, courthouses, etc., are located, as are topographical features such as mountains, ponds, rivers and streams. The cartouche, smaller in size and more attractive than that in the 1798 version, is still quite large, taking up much of the lower left corner of the map. It shows an Indian standing beside trees on a shoreline, with boats in the distant waters, and casks, anchors, nets, and a globe in the foreground. Danforth, 'The First Official Maps of Maine and Massachusetts,' in Imago Mundi 35 (1983), pp. 37-57; Krieger & Cobb, Mapping Boston, p. 52; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p. 400; Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, pp. 89-92

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        Reisen in Afrika, Egypten und Syrien, in den Jahren 1792 bis 1798. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen versehen von M. C. Sprengel

      Bln. u. Hamburg 1801.. Tit., 432 S. Mit 2 Kupfertaf. u. 1 mehrf. gefalt. Kupferkarte. Pbd. d. Zt. Rückenkanten stellenw., berieb. Einb. leicht fleckig. Henze I, 371ff.; Gay 43; Röhricht 1548; Kainbacher 60,3

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        A Practical Treatise or Compendium of the Law of Marine Insurance

      1801. Burn, John Ilderton [1774?-1848]. A Practical Treatise or Compendium of the Law of Marine Insurances. London, Printed: New-York, Re-Printed, for H. Caritat by G. & R. Waite, 1801. xiv, [2], 235 pp. 12mo. (6-1/4" x 4"). Recent period-style quarter calf, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, endpapers renewed. Light browning to text, negligible foxing in places. Head of title page has early owner signature partially covered by small owner label (S. Henry Norris), interior otherwise clean. * Only edition, published the same year in London and New York. "[T]he author trusts he will not be thought presumptuous in stating, that a compendious digest, immediately calculated for the use of merchants and their agents, still remains a desideratum in the merchant's world. With a view to supply this deficiency, he commenced the following compilation": (vii). Burn was a barrister of the Inner Temple who published several law books. The appendix contains summaries of two recent English decisions, and the form of an insurance policy for a ship or goods. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7055.

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        L'ART DE FAIRE, GOUVERNER, ET PERFECTIONNER LES VINS. Edition originale, seule avouee par l'Auteur

      Paris, Delalain fils... quai des Augustins, no.29; de l'Imprimerie de Marchant, 1801.. FIRST EDITION 1801, French text, 8vo, pages: (4), 194, (2 - Table des chapitres), complete with half-title, bound in full calf, expertly rebacked, single gilt ruled border to covers, gilt rules to spine and gilt lettered black morocco label, original endpapers. Very small repairs to corners of covers, a few minor marks to covers, occasional small pale spot, mainly to margins, no inscriptions. A very good tight clean copy. The work covers viticulture, grape harvest, fermentation, casking, racking and fining, diseases of wine, its virtues, analyis of its constituents. The second issue does not mention the printer on the title page, the address of Delalain fils is No.38 and the pages are numbered to 196 including the Table, instead of 194. "C'est le premier grand traite d'oenologie de Chaptal". Oberle, page 533, No.949. On page 532 he reproduces the title pages of the two issues. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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

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

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      London: Cadell & Davies, 1801. First Edition. Hardcover. Paper evenly browned. Good copy with a wonderful association. Quarto, bound in modern buckram; [4] viii, cxxxii, 412 pages + errata leaf. Field 967: "No writer upon the subject of Indian customs and peculiarities has given us a more minute, careful and interesting relation"; Hill, pp. 187-88: "This is the first and finest edition of one of the most important of Canadian books"; Howes M-133; New Howes M-133 "dd": "First crossing of the continent from ocean to ocean by a white man.... The account of the fur trade--first ever published--is attributed to Roderick Mackenzie"; Wagner-Camp 1: "Mackenzie was the first white man to cross the continent, and his journal of this expedition is of surpassing interest"; Wheat 251. One of the greatest books in the field of Travel and Exploration and a classic of Canadiana and Western Americana, this copy lacks the half title, as usual, and also the three maps which are represented by reduced blueprint copies provided by a previous owner, the famous Polar explorer and winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor, Adolphus W. Greely, whose bookplate graces the front pastedown. Greely has also made brief notes or marks on four pages. A lackluster copy, certainly, but with a distinguished provenance linking one of the greatest explorers of the 18th century to one of the greatest of the 19th century. Adolphus W. Greely, the Signal Corps' fifth Medal of Honor winner began his life of service on some of the Civil War's bloodiest battlefields - Balls Bluff, Antietam and Fredericksburg. After rising from Private to Sergeant in the 19th Massachusetts, Greely accepted a commission in the 81st Colored Troops in 1863. Lieutenant Greely, Regular Army, saw frontier service in places like Wyoming and Utah. In his spare time, he studied telegraph and electricity. The training served him well when he was detailed to the Signal Corps in 1867. After serving as a "trouble-shooter" in the construction of frontier telegraph lines, Greely volunteered in 1881, to lead an Arctic weather expedition. On a three year stint to Ellesmere Island near the north pole, Greely's party amassed a great deal of data on Arctic Weather and tidal conditions, but was almost wiped out when relief ships failed to reach them for two successive summers. When they were finally rescued on 22 June 1884, nineteen of Greely's 25-man crew had perished from starvation, drowning, hypothermia, and in one case, gunshot wounds from an execution ordered by Greely. The survivors were themselves near death, and one did die on the homeward journey. The returning survivors were venerated as heroes, though the heroism was tainted by sensational accusations of cannibalism during the remaining days of low food. In 1887 President Grover Cleveland advanced Greely from rank of Captain to Brigadier General with his Appointment as Chief Signal Officer. In the following years, Greely's innovation led to the military use of wireless telegraphy, the airplane, the automobile and other modern devices. Greely retired in 1908. After a trip around the world, he helped found the National Geographic Society and the first free public library in Washington, D.C. On his 91st birthday, March 27, 1935, Greely was presented with a special Medal of Honor for "his life of splendid public service." Greely died the following October and was buried with full honors in Arlington National Cemetery.

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        The Laws Respecting Tithes, Comprising All the Cases and Statutes

      1801. [Bird, James Barry]. The Laws Respecting Tithes: Comprising All the Cases and Statutes on the Subject of Tithes; Whether Great or Small, Personal Predial, Or Mixed; Particularly by and to Whom Tithes are Payable; How They are to be Set Out; How to be Recovered When Withheld; Likewise of the Discharge of Tithes by Composition, Modus, And Other Means; And of Leases and Agreements Concerning Tithes; Together with All Other Matters Necessary for the Information of Clergymen, Farmers, And Country Solicitors. London: Printed for W. Clarke and Sons, 1801. [viii], 95, [5] pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to boards. Light rubbing to boards, minor wear to spine ends and corners. Some toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves, internally clean. An attractive copy. * Second edition. Bird produced a well-regarded series of handbooks on a broad rage of legal topics. The Law Respecting Tithes was not an exception. It went through six editions, the last on in 1817. All editions are scarce today. OCLC locates 6 copies of this title in North America, 1 of the second edition (at Georgetown Law School). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:32.

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        The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales, collected out of Ancient Manuscripts

      London.: Editors, 1801 1st ed, 3 vols, VG. 1801-1807. 3 volumes uniformly bound in contemporary calf honeycombed boards, gilt tooling at edges, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. New calf spines, too style, gilt tooling and titles. Internally, decorative gilt tooling at turn-ins, blue marbled endpapers and text block edges, generally two text columns per page. Vol 1, Poetry, 1801, small bookseller label and armorial bookplate of R LL Lloyd to fpd, pencil notes to eps, [5], (vi-xxx), [2], [1], 2-384 pp. Vol 2, Prose, 1801, pencil notes to eps, [5], (vi-xi), [3], [1], 2-628 pp, some underlining. Vol 3, Prose, 1807, [5], (vi-viii), [1], 2-627 pp, some underlining. Minimal edge browning and spotting. Very rare to find all 3 volumes. (Brunet 1982. Libri Walliae 3014, 15, & 16. RT Jenkins 36A). Jones, literary patron and furrier, who in 1798 proposed an ambitious plan to publish, at his own expense, virtually the entire corpus of early and medieval Welsh texts in a series of volumes. In acknowledgement of this he was persuaded to give the venture the title Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales. William Owen Pughe was engaged as editor and Edward Williams was to search Wales for further manuscripts. The first two volumes appeared in 1801 and contained the earliest poems in Welsh, together with works by the poets of the princes and some of the chronicles. Thereafter Jones suffered business losses and was forced to halt the project for a while. In or about 1806 he married his maidservant Hannah Jane Jones (1772/3–1838), who bore two daughters and a son, the architect Owen Jones (1809–1874).A third volume of the Archaiology appeared in 1807; but by then Jones had quarrelled with Williams, and, following Pughe's departure to Denbighshire, he lost interest in the undertaking and no further volumes were published. See ODNB.

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