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        [Perruche à Chaperon Bleu (Bechstein's Violet-necked Lory [Eos squamata riciniata])] [Pl. 54]

      Paris: 1801-05. Colour-printed stipple engraving. 19 3/4 x 12 inches. 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.

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        [Perruche sincialo (Ring-necked Parakeet [Psitticula krameri manillensis, female])] [Pl. 42]

      Paris: 1801-05. Colour-printed stipple engraving. 19 3/4 x 12 inches. 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.

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        [Le Perroquet Bouquet (Red-necked Amazon [Amazona arausiaca])] [Pl. 135]

      Paris: 1801-05. Colour-printed stipple engraving, finished by hand, engraved by Bouquet, printed by Langlois. 19 1/4 x 12 5/8 inches. This print is from an apparently unrecorded issue of Levaillant's Perroquets published on large format paper (probably 'papier vélin colombier satiné'), with a scratch proof of the title and plate number, but otherwise avant-lettre. This issue is not recorded in any of the standard bibliographies. The Red-necked Amazon (or Amazona arausiaca) is an endangered species found in the wild only on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean, where it's local name is 'Jaco'. Levaillant saw a living specimen in Amsterdam, and noted (in error) that it was a native of Brazil, although recording Buffon's opinion that it was from Guiana. Jacques Barraband was the finest ornithological artist of his time. The son of a weaver at the Aubusson Factory, he is first mentioned as a pupil of Joseph Malaine (1745-1809), the eminent flower painter, and is known to have worked for both the Gobelin Factory and the porcelain factory of Sèvres. His most important work was undoubtedly the 300 or so drawings that he produced for François Levaillant's three great ornithological monographs, the greatest of which was the Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets (1801-1805).

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        Autograph Letter Signed to Henry Dundas, Lord Melville

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

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        Voyages from Montreal on the River ST Laurence, Through the Continent of North America, to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans; In the Years 1789 and 1793. With a Preliminary Account of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the Fur Trade of That Country

      London: Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, Strand; Cobbett and Morgan, Pall 1801, 1st Edition. () viii,cxxxii,412pp. + errata leaf (at end). Very good. Quarto (22 X 27.7 centimeters) Bound in full modern tree calf. Spine ruled in 6 compartments. Gilt center tools. Red label. Old marbled endpapers to match. Half title. Title page without the usual offsetting of the portrait. Minor amount of soiling to edges of the text block. Engraved frontispiece portrait and 3 folding maps. Text generally very clean with only a minor amount of soiling. Peel 25. Wagner-Camp 1.1, Howes M133. Sabin 43414. Presentation copy inscribed on the half title (as MacKenzie usually did), the book is signed from the author and presented to the Reverend Mr. Roderick MacKenzie Knock Bacin from the Author. Classic travel narrative with a preface followed by 132 pages on the history of the fur trade. According to the D.N.B. The "Voyages" was compiled by William Combe from Mackenzie's notes. Includes vocabularies of the Kristeneaux, Algonquin, Chepewyan, Nagailer, and Atnah Indian languages. Presentation copies of Mackenzie's Voyage are very scarce especially in such fine condition and with a great family association..

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

      London: Printed for T.Cadell and W.Davies., 1801., 1801. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., viii, cxxxii, 412, [2]errata. complete with half-title. 3 large folding engraved maps (1 coloured in outline). engraved frontis. portrait. contemporary calf, rebacked (some scraping to leather, paper lightly embrowned, some scattered foxing, 1 map with repairs to some folds with slight paper loss but no loss of image). First Edition of "the earliest expedition made by a white man in this direction. His investigations, although pursued at so early a period of Arctic exploration, were remarkable for their accuracy; Sir John Franklin more than once expressed his surprise at being able to corroborate their correctness in his own explorations. Some Indian vocabularies are included.". (Sabin) Mackenzie's journals recount his two expeditions undertaken on behalf of the North West Company in its attempt to break the Hudson's Bay Company monopoly of the fur trade. The first expedition, in 1789, from Fort Chipewyan on Lake Athabaska down what is now known as the Mackenzie River to the Arctic constitutes the first trip to the Arctic from the Canadian prairies; the second, in 1792-93, from Fort Chipewyan over the Rocky Mountains by the Peace and Fraser Rivers to the Pacific, is distinguished as the first overland expedition to reach the Pacific, north of Mexico. The maps are the earliest done of certain parts of Canada. Also included is a lengthy account of the development of the fur trade in the North West, generally attributed to the author's cousin, Roderick Mackenzie. Bell M14. Hill pp. 187-88. Howes M-133. Lande 1317. Morgan p. 240. Peel 25. Sabin 43714. Smith 6382. Strathern 343. Streeter VI 3653. TPL 658. Vlach 511. Wagner-Camp 1. Winsor VIII p. 34.. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

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        The Magus, or Celestial Intelligencer; Being a Complete System of Occult Philosophy. In Three Books

      London: Lackington, Allen, and Co. (but Knight and Compton), 1801 [but 1875]. . Second edition. 4to. xvi, 175, (1), 198 pp. Publisher’s quarter morocco over renewed papered boards, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, new endpapers. Frontispiece and 22 plates, 5 of which are coloured. Spine faded and with minor wear to extremities, contents generally very good. “... The Magus was a farrago of Renaissance alchemy and natural and talismatic magic that fitted contemporary Gothic taste, and which was typical of the interests of late eighteenth-century Rosicrucian brotherhoods in Germany. The book's most startling feature was a set of gargoyle-like portraits of demons conjured up in ritual magic ceremonies.” (ODNB). Barrett’s name on the title page is succeeded by the initials “F.R.C.”, i.e. “Frater Rosae Crucis” or “Brother of the Rosy Cross”. First published in 1801, this being a later 19th century facsimile of the first edition. The original publisher’s imprint remains on the title page with Knight and Compton’s imprint appearing on the half title. This edition has the benefit of featuring an additional colour plate.

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        Writ of Recovery for real property in Somersetshire

      n.p: n.p., 1801. Loose leaf vellum. Near Fine. 26 x 33 3/4 inches. Giles Beasdale (demander) and James Alexander (tenant). Writ of Recovery for real property in Somersetshire issued by John Lord Eldon after trial at Westminster. Manuscript in neat contemporary scribe's hand. Extremely fine George III portrait, with stamps. An excellent Georgian indenture.

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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: Published and sold by B. & J. Loring, 1801].. Engraved map with original outline color, 31 3/4 x 46 3/4 inches. Dissected and mounted on contemporary linen. In good condition, with light foxing. Original printed publisher's paper label affixed to the verso. In a half morocco and cloth box. The revised, much improved, and first "official" edition of the most important early map of Massachusetts. This edition is a great improvement over Osgood Carleton's 1798 original (which was rejected for official sanction by the government of the Commonwealth) in several ways. First, the coastline and coastal islands have been more correctly rendered, largely due to the fact that information from the charts of Joseph Des Barres was incorporated. Secondly, roads and streams that had been left incomplete in the earlier map were extended. Lastly, 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 the lines cleaner and crisper. The history of the creation and publication of Carleton's map is quite 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, 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, but 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. This version of the map - the present version - was approved by the General Court in 1801, and 500 copies of the map 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 under Massachusetts' control until 1820) at four dollars for a set, seven dollars if mounted on cloth with rollers, and eight dollars if 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 the state 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. A very rare, important, and early map of Massachusetts. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.400. MAPPING BOSTON, p.52. RISTOW, pp.89-92. Susan Danforth, "The First Official Maps of Maine and Massachusetts" in IMAGO MUNDI 35 (1983), pp.37-57.

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        Essais sur l'histoire naturelle des quadrupèdes de la province du Paraguay

      Paris: C. Pougens, 1801. First edition. Modern quarter brown cloth over marbled boards, brown morocco spine labels. Very good untrimmed copies, recent binding with new endpapers, half titles repaired, institutional stamps on half titles and titles, last seven leaves of Vol. I in facsimile on matching period paper. A handsome set. 8vo. L.E. Moreau-Saint-Méry, trans. One of the most important early treatises on South American zoology by a famous naturalist," (Wood, Introduction to the Literature of Vertebrate Zoology, p. 214). Don Felix de Azara (1746-1811) first traveled to South America as a Spanish army officer. This is the first edition as the original Spanish edition did not appear until a year later. Provenance: Swann NY Hist. Soc. Sale 1978, lot 523. Sabin 2537. Palau 20971. Nissen, ZBI 175. Wood: p. 214.

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        The History of Land Titles in Massachusetts

      I.Thomas and E.T. Andrews for the Author Boston: I.Thomas and E.T. Andrews for the Author. August, 1801. First. First edition. 392pp. Rebound in early Twentieth century cloth with morroco spine label gilt, with the preliminaries replaced up to the title page. Owner's name dated in 1927 ("Edwin P. Clark"), a little soiling, very good or better. Howes S1121. .

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        The Works of Robert Burns. With An Account of His Life, and a Criticism on His Writings. To Which Are Prefixed, Some Observations on the Character and Condition of the Scottish Peasantry. In Four Volumes

      London: Printed For T. Cadell, Jun. And W. Davies, Strand; And W. Creech, Edinburgh. 1801. 'The Second Edition.' Octavo, four volumes: viii, 339 p., portrait front.; xiii, 467; xvi, 431; xxiv, 415 p. Edited by Dr. James Currie, who was not qualified and didn't want to do it. This copy has tipped in an early manuscript copy of Wordsworth's poem 'Lines Written at the Grave of Burns' (1803). The first edition was 1800. The portrait of Burns, the frontispiece of vol. 1, is by Nasmyth, engraved by I. Neagle. The woodcut title vignettes are different in each volume. Vol. 1 is mostly Life; 2 is Correspondence; 3 is Poetry; 4 is Correspondence with Mr. Thompson, plus more poetry. Bound in original mottled leather, worn at corners and edges. Stock#NS0004.

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        The Lady's Assistant, for regulating and supplying the table; Being a Complete System of Cookery...: 8th Ed.

      London, printed by C. Whittingham, 1801.. "Containing the most Select Bills of Fare.. with Bills of Fare for Suppers.., Several Desserts, including the fullest and choicest receipts of various kinds.., Directions for Brewing.., Remarks on Kitchen Poisons.., With an Appendix containing general particulars on the Breeding, Rearing and Management of Poultry, the business of the Dairy, and on the management of the Kitchen and Fruit Garden". HARDBACK, recent half-calf with marbled boards, raised bands and gilt lettering on spine and spine lable, expertly rebacked with original free end-papers included, pages 'introduction to the 1st ed.' 3-4, advertisement - [i], contents [14], 422, appendix 25, advert. [i, index [19], cr. 8vo. (5.25" x 8"), bookplate on front fixed end-paper, some spotting, mainly on first few pages and index, occasionally on other pages, otherwise a very fine copy of a rare item.

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        An Historical Tour in Monmouthshire;

      illustrated with Views by Sir R. C. Hoare, a New Map of the County, and other engravings, First Edition, 2 vols, viii, 208; x, [209-]440pp quarto, 2 maps, 90 engraved plates, old circular armorial uninked embossed library paper-stamp on title occasionally repeated in text and on plate edges, library cloth, good copy, London, Cadell, 1801. Photograph available on request.

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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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        The Little Sea Torch: Or, True Guide for Coasting Pilots

      Near Fine with no dust jacket. First Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover The Little Sea Torch: Or, True Guide for Coasting Pilots: By Which they are Clearly Instructed how to Navigate along the Coasts of England, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Sicily; the Isles of Malta, Corsica, Sardinia, and others in the Straits; and of The Coast of Barbary, from Cape Bon to Cape de Verd. Enriched with upwards of One Hundred appearances of Head-Lands and Light-Houses, together with Plans of Principal Harbours. Also a Table of Soundings, and Various Explanatory Remarks. The Whole forming a Work of the Greatest Utility to Seamen, and peculiarly calculated to instruct the curious Inquirer into those Subjects that are connected with Maritime Geography. Half-brown morocco, spine in six compartments separated by five raised bands, gilt lettering in one compartments, gilt borders. Illustrated with 20 leaves with 138 fine hand-colored aquatint coastal profiles and views, and 12 leaves with 24 hand-colored engraved charts.(i - Title), vi, 134, (40 - 20 plates with 138 hand-colored coastal profiles and approaches), (2), (12 - 24 hand-colored plans), 6 - Soundings, (6 - Index) pp. First and only edition of this charming coasting pilot. It is an extensively revised edition of Bougard's "Le Petit Flambeau de la Mer, " a marine pilot guide to coastal navigation first published, in French, in 1684. The list of subscribers, published in the volume, includes the name of Admiral Viscount Nelson, duke of Bronte, who won his great victory at Trafalgar four years after the publication of this volume. A beautiful and important book. Boards mildly rubbed, hinges starting but strong, paper supple, all plates and text clean and bright. NEAR FINE. Color Plates. Folio 13" - 23" tall

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        Abbildung der inn- und ausländischen Bäume, Stauden und Sträuche, welche in Oesterreich fortkommen, nebst einer vollständig gegründeten Anweisung, wie diese Gewächse anzupflanzen sind, damit die Güterbesitzer, der Forstmann, Landwirth, ja auch der Gartenliebhaber nicht nur selbst seinen Garten auf jede mögliche Art zieren, sondern auch aus den Blättern, Blühten, Früchten, Harze, Säften, und Holze einen Nutzen ziehen könne.

      Wien, R. Sammer, 1801-1804. 3 volumes. Folio (370 x 230mm). With 3 engraved title-vignettes and 299 (of 300) handcoloured engraved plates of trees (shrubs, flowers etc) and 28 handcoloured engraved unnumbered plates depicting buds. Contemporary blue boards, spines with red gilt lettered label (one binding with some staining). The work is complete in 3 volumes and the text gives explanations from plates 1 to 300. A 4th volume was planned but never published. A few copies exist which have a number of plates of this unpublished volume. The present work is very rare and the only bibliographies which mention the book are Nissen, Pritzel and Rehder (The Bradley Bibliography). Nissen copies Pritzel and both are calling for 400 plates, 360 numbered, with additional 40 unnumbered plates illustrating buds. Pritzel bases his description on a copy in the Royal Library in Vienna. This is certainly in error as this copy, now in the Oesterreichische Nationalbibliothek, has 328 plates and has the same number of text-pages as our copy. The first two volumes are a later issue with the same letterpress. Our copy lacks plate 258 and has 28 plates on buds. There are copies with 30 to 31 plates on buds, but 3 plates are always original drawings as the engraved plates were never made. Publication of the work must have been problematic due to the 'Napoleonic pause' in book production. This beautifully illustrated work devoted to the native, foreign and exotic trees and shrubs is splendidly executed in the tradition of the Austrian Golden Period of botanical book illustration. Franz Johann Schulz was an Austrian botanist and artist. The description of the ornamental trees, of the fruit trees and of the shrubbery are presented first by means of an introduction with nomenclature in Latin, German and French, followed by information on the cultivation and blooming seasons. The images provide scientific information on flowers, leaves and seeds with a double definition in Latin and German. Nissen BBI, 1815; Pritzel 8463: Rehder, The Bradley Bibliography I, 293, quoting a copy with 327 plates.

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        Histoire des Chênes de l'Amérique, ou descriptions et figures de toutes les espèces et variétés de Chênes de l'Amérique Septentrionale, considérées sous les rapports de la Botanique, de leur culture et de leur usage.

      Paris, de l'imprimerie de Crapelet, An IX-1801. Folio (408 x 274 mm). pp. (4), (56), with 36 engraved plates. Later half cloth, marbled sides. First edition of this great classic of American botany. André Michaux (1746-1802) compiled the first flora for eastern America and introduced many American plants into French horticulture. "... the results of Michaux's ten year sojourn in North America under the commission from the French government. His interest in North American trees was also to assess their importance as timber for the construction of naval vessels" (A catalogue of Rédoutéana, 8). 'His contribution to our knowledge of American plant life made for him a place of imperishable distinction as an American botanist' (Humphry, 'Makers of North American Botany', p. 177). 32 drawings are by P.J. Redouté, the foremost botanical artist of the period, and 4 by H.J. Redouté, engraved by Pleé and Sellier. Old stamp on title. A very clean copy. Nissen BBI, 1358; Stafleu & Cowan 5957.

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        Insurrection de la Basse Val d'Aoste soumise au télescope de la vérité. Ouvrage dédié a tous les gouvernemens justes.

      Milan, s.n.t., an IX Rep. (1801).In-24° (146x95mm), pp. 23, brossura muta coeva. Bell'esemplare. Unica edizione, rarissima, di questo anonimo resoconto dell'insurrezione che scosse la bassa Val d'Aosta nel 1801, periodo in cui la regione era inglobata nel primo Impero francese, costituendo l'"Arrondissement d'Aoste". "Rien de plus révoltant en apparence que les scènes sanglantes qui viennent de couvrir la Vallée d'Aoste d'un opprobre éternel". La rivolta antifrancese dei Socques, oggetto del presente libretto, venne capeggiata dal giovane avvocato d'Ivrea Vincenzo Accotto, che, "alla testa di una grossa banda del Canavese cercò d'impadronirsi d'Ivrea di sorpresa; respinto, tentò di riorganizzare le sue forze presso Pont-Saint-Martin, ma, persi oltre trecento uomini, dovette ritirarsi verso Donnaz e sciogliere la banda. Datosi alla montagna, fu presto arrestato insieme con il fratello diciassettenne Angiolo. Mentre ad Ivrea la loro casa era messa a sacco dai democratici, i due A. furono tradotti davanti ad un tribunale militare francese e condannati a morte. Poco dopo che la sentenza era stata eseguita, giunse la grazia per il fratello Angiolo." (Renzo De Felice in D.B.I., I, 1960). Manno, II, 10404. Non segnalato in SBN / ICCU, che registra una pubblicazione affine, Apperçu des evenemens de l'insurrection de la vallee d'Aoste qui eut lieu dans le mois de nivose l'an 9 republicain (Turin, 1801).

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

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

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        Athenaei Naucratitae Deipnosophistarum libri quindecim ex optimis codicibus nunc primum collatis emendavit ... commodisque indicibus instruxit Johannes Schweighaeuser .... Animadversiones in Athenaei Deipnosophistas post Isaacum Casaubonum conscripsit Iohannes Schweighaeuser Argentoratensis [...].

      ex typographia Societatis Bipontinae anno IX (1801) - anno XV (1807) 5 vol. in 8 (cm. 20.5 x 12), p. CXX - 502, 557 [1], 529 [1], 575 [1], 584, leg. coeva in mz. pl. e carta marmorizz., tit. e filetti in oro al dorso, piccoli restauri a due dorsi e due cerniere. + 9 vol. in 8 (cm. 20.5 x 12), p. 515 [1], [2] 686, 619 [1], 690, [2] 605 [1], 542 (manca l'ultima c. b.), 704, 518 [2], 616; leg. coeva in mz. pl. e carta marmorizz., tit. e filetti in oro al dorso (piccoli restauri a due dorsi, segn. in oro ai vol. 7 e 9 invertita). IT\ICCU\MILE\010346

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        Trattato compendioso orittologico di D. Silvestro Marcellini. Abate Olivetano

      Dalli torchi Goriani 1801 In 8, pp. 278 + (2) con 1 tav. f. t. inc. all'acquaf. raffigurante simboli chimici.  Marg. int. rifatto alle prime 7 cc. Qualche macchia al f. Cart. Edizione originale questo testo raro testo mineralogico. L'autore avendo scoperto una miniera di pirite nel 1785  nel pressi  del Castello di Pierosara a otto miglia da Fabriano, alla confluenza dei fiumi Giano e Sentino,  iniziò una raccolta di minerali e fossili che descrive in questo testo utilizzando una suddivisione di carattere chimico, sulla base della nomenclatura di Lavoisier, Fourcroy e Berthollet. Roller & Goodman, Catalogue, 1976: 2, 159. ? Ward & Carozzi, Geology Emerging, 1984: no. 1496. Curtis Schuh's biobibliography of mineralogy. ITA

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        Traité théorique et pratique sur la culture de la vigne, avec l'art de faire le vin, les eaux - de - vie, esprit - de - vin, vinaigres simples et composés. Ouvrage dans lequel se trouvent les meilleurs méthodes de faire, gouverner et perfectionner....

      A Paris, Chez Delalain - De l'Imprimerie de Marchant, An IX - 1801. 1801 2 voll. in-8° (215x140mm), pp. XVI, 408; X, (2), 584; brossura coeva di colore azzurro con dorsi rivestititi in carta marmorizzata. 12 tavv. incise su rame f.t. al primo vol. e 9 al secondo (VIII + una tav. con numerazione V bis) raffiguranti la pianta della vite, pampini d'uva, procedure e strumenti tecnici della vinificazione, etc; una tabella ripiegata al secondo vol. "Tarif a l'usage du commerce de l'eau-de-vie, preuve de Hollande". Il primo vol. è in barbe. Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione di questo importante trattato di enologia e vinificazione, concernente anche le acqueviti e gli aceti. Jean Baptiste François Rozier e Louis d'Ussieux sono autori della parte rigurdante la viticoltura, mentre Jean Antoine Claude Chaptal contribuisce al trattato con il primo dei suoi trattati sul vino; la parte sulla distillazione è opera ancora di Rozier, mentre Antoine Augustin Parmentier discorre degli aceti. Lo Chaptal (Saint-Pierre-de-Nogaret-en-Lozère, 1756-Parigi, 1832), figlio di un farmacista, fu professore di chimica applicata alle arti, all'industria e all'agricoltura a Montpellier, Ministro dell'Interno sotto Bonaparte tra il 1800 e il 1804 e Direttore generale del Commercio e dell'Industria di Francia, promotore della costruzione delle grandi strade alpine del Sempione, del Moncenisio e del Monginevro. Fondatore di una ditta di prodotti chimici assai rinomata e che concorse allo sviluppo industriale della Francia del tempo, nel 1814 organizzò la difesa di Lione contro le truppe austriache del Bubna, tenendo la direzione del Commercio e delle Manifatture. Nel 1811 ricevette il blasone nobiliare di Conte di Chanteloup e fu in seguito nomnato Pari, carica che mantenne anche sotto la Restaurazione. Oltre a volumi di chimica applicata, lasciò delle memorie e dei ricordi su Napoleone, suo grande protettore, che furono editi postumi dal pronipote solo nel 1893. Oberlé, Bibl. Bachique, 118, Oberlé, Fastes, 949. Simon, Bibl. Vinaria, 18. Cagle, 132. Quérard, II,130. Hoefer, NBG, IX, 706-709. DSB, III, 198-203. Manca al Bitting, al Vicaire.

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        Elementi di chimica di G. A. Chaptal, membro dell'Istituto Nazionale di Parigi. Traduzione nuovissima di Floriano Caldani sulla terza edizione di Parigi riveduta ed accresciuta dall'autore ... Prima edizione. Tomo primo (- quarto)

      Quattro volumi in-16°, pp. CIV, 321; 478; 336; 526, bella legatura coeva in mezza pergamena con angoli, titoli in oro su tassello al dorso, tagli rossi. Con 5 grandi tavole sinottiche più volte ripiegate, 2 poste in fine del primo tomo e 3 in fine del secondo, intitolate "Delle sostanze contenute in cento libbre di ciaschedun'acqua minerale e termale d'Italia" (Tav I. Regno di Napoli e Stato della Chiesa; Tavv. II - III Stato di Toscana; Tav IV Stato di Modena, Stato Veneto, Stato di Milano, Tav. V Torinese e Grigioni). Ex libris alla prima carta bianca di ciascun tomo. Esemplare fresco e ben conservato. Prima edizione italiana di una delle più significative e diffuse opere sulla chimica tra il XVIII e il XIX secolo Da segnalare, nel tomo quarto, un importante e ampio trattato sui vini (pp. 289-463). L'opera è così suddivisa: Tomo Primo. Parte Prima. Dei principi chimici. Tomo Secondo. Parte Seconda. Della litologia, ossia delle sostanze petrose. Prima classe: Della combinazione delle terre cogli acidi; Seconda Classe: Della combinazione e del miscuglio delle terre primitive fra loro, ossia de' miscugli terrei; Terza Classe: Della mescolanza delle pietre fra loro. Miscugli petrosi. Roccie; Parte Terza. Delle sostanze metalliche. Cap. I. Dell'Arsenico; Cap. II. Del Cobalto; Cap. III. Del Nickel; Cap. IV. Del Bismuto; Cap. V. Dell'Antimonio; Cap. VI. Dello Zinco; Cap. VII. Del Manganese; Cap. VIII. Del Piombo; Cap. IX. Dello Stagno; Cap. X. Del Ferro; Cap. XI. Del Rame; Cap. XII. Del Mercurio; Cap. XIII. Dell'Argento; Cap. XIV. Dell'Oro. Cap. XV. Della Platina; Cap. XVI. Del Tunstene e del Wolfram; Cap. XVII. Del Molibdeno. Tomo Terzo. Parte Quarta. Delle sostanze vegetabili. Sez. I. Della struttura del vegetabile; Sez. II. De' principi nutritivi del vegetabile; Sez. III. Del risultato della nutrizione, ossia de' principi del vegetabile; Sez. IV. De' principi ch'escono colla traspirazione della pianta; Sez. V. Delle alterazione che provano li vegetabili morti. Tomo Quarto. Parte Quinta. Delle sostanze animali. Cap. I. Della digestione; Cap. II. Del latte; Cap. III. Del sangue; Cap. IV. Del grasso; Cap. V. Della bile; Cap. VI. Delle parti molle e bianche degli animali; Cap. VII. De' muscoli o parti carnose; Cap. VIII. Dell'orina; Cap. IX. Del fosforo; Cap. X. Dello sperma umano; Cap. XI. Delle lagrime e del muco delle narici; Cap. XII. Della sinovia; Cap. XIII. Di alcune sostanze che si traggono dagli animali ad uso della medicina e delle arti. Cap. XIV. Di alcuni altri acidi estratti dal regno animale; Cap. XV. Della putrefazione; Cap. XVI. Della concia de' cuoi. Osservazioni varie; Trattato sui vini. Cap. I. Del vino considerato ne' suoi rapporti col suolo, col clima, colla plaga, colle stagioni, colle coltivazioni; Cap. II. Del tempo più favorevole alla vendemmia, e de' modi di farla; Cap. III. De' modi di disporre il vino alla fermentazione; Cap. IV. Della fermentazione; Cap. V. De' tempi e del modo di travasare il vino; Cap. VI. Del modo di governare li vini che sono nelle botti; Cap. VII. Malattie del vino, e modi di prevenirle o di correggerle; Cap. VIII. Usi e virtù del vino; Cap. IX. Analisi del vino. Jean Antoine Chaptal, insigne chimico e uomo politico francese (Nojaret Lozère 1756 - Parigi 1832), svolse un'importante attività tesa all'applicazione dei metodi chimici nell'industria e nell'agricoltura. Professore di chimica a Montpellier, creò la prima fabbrica francese per la produzione di acido solforico e allume artificiale. Nel 1793 ottenne la direzione dei laboratori di Nogaret per la produzione di polvere da sparo. Successivamente fu incaricato dei corsi di chimica vegetale alla scuola politecnica. Dopo essere stato chiamato al Consiglio di Stato, fu nominato ministro degli interni (1800-1804) e come tale fondò le camere di commercio, le scuole di arti e mestieri, creò la prima rete di canali francese e diede nuovo impulso allo sviluppo della rete stradale. Venne insignito da Napoleone di varie onorificenze e del titolo nobiliare.

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        Elementi di chimica... Traduzione nuovissima di Floriano Caldani sulla terza di Parigi. Tomo primo ( - quarto). Riveduta ed accresciuta dall'autore coll'aggiunta di molti opuscoli recentissimi dello stesso e di alcune annotazioni del traduttore. Prima edizione.

      In 16, pp. CIV + 342; (2) + 478; (2) + 336; (2) + 526 + (2) con 5 grandi tavv. sinottiche più volte rip. M. pl. coeva con fr. oro e tasselli al d. Tagli marm. Una tav. legg. rifilata. Prima edizione italiana di una delle più importanti e diffuse opere sulla chimica tra il 18° e il 19° secolo. Fu redatta per il corso universitario che Chaptal tenne per diversi anni a Montpellier a partire dal 1780. Contiene le più aggiornate teorie e scoperte del tempo, di particolare interesse le nozioni di chimica industriale originate dall'embargo cui fu sottoposta la Francia nel periodo napoleonico. Il quarto vol. contiene anche l'ampio trattato sui vini (170 pp.). B. IN. G. 469 - 472. ITA

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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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        Notes on the State of Virginia

      NY: M.L. & W.A. Davis For Furman and Loudon, 1801. Hardcover. Very Good. Third American Edition. (v), 392pp.; folding map and chart. A very god copy recently rebound in full calf with new endpapers, retaining the originals. Map and chart prsent and in very god condition. Old ink library number on verso of title page, otherwise internally clean.

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        Charta öfver ön St. Bartelemy. Konungen af Sverige Gustaf de IV Adolph i underdånighet tillegnad af Författaren Samuel Fahlberg

      Graverad af Fr. Akrel, Stockholm år 1801 1801 [and 1990s] Plate mark. 52 x 74 cm The whole sheet 56,5 x 76 cm. Passe partout 66 x 86 cm. Hand coloured engraving. Light green passe partout. A few minor strikes coming from scratches in the copper plate. Fine condition. A beautiful map.. A swedish map of the West Indian island of Saint Barthélemy. The island was a swedish colony in the years 1784-1878. The capital Gustavia is named after the swedish king Gustavus III. The map was made by Samuel Fahlberg who was sent to the colony as a physician but soon developed many differenrt talents, among them surveying and map making. The island is clearly divided into several adminastrative units or "Quarter". They are marked in different colours.The administrative make up of the island is explained in a table and a short text to the left side of the map. A legend can be found in the lower left corner. The original map from 1801 is exceedingly rare. This is a hand colored print made in the 1990s from the original copper plate which surfaced at an auction in Sweden. The copper plate was later sold to the United States. It is unclear how many copies that were printed in the 1990s, but only a few of them were hand coloured. I have had the opportunity to compare the present map with a very well preserved hand colored copy printed in 1801. The colouring of the present map is of very high quality, almost identical with the 1801 map

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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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        Six Picturesque Views in North Wales

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

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        Zoonomania; Or, The Laws Of Organic Life.: Four volumes

      London, J. Johnson, 1801. . Third edition, corrected. Bound in contemporary full leather with the title and rules stamped in gilt on the spine. All volumes have been rebacked. All volumes have chips and rubbing at the extremities. The front and rear boards of volume one are seperated. Previous owner's bookplates on the front paste down end papers of each volume. Internally very good condition.

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        The Little Sea Torch: Or, True Guide for Coasting Pilots

      J. Debrett, London, 1801. Near Fine with no dust jacket. First Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover The Little Sea Torch: Or, True Guide for Coasting Pilots: By Which they are Clearly Instructed how to Navigate along the Coasts of England, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Sicily; the Isles of Malta, Corsica, Sardinia, and others in the Straits; and of The Coast of Barbary, from Cape Bon to Cape de Verd. Enriched with upwards of One Hundred appearances of Head-Lands and Light-Houses, together with Plans of Principal Harbours. Also a Table of Soundings, and Various Explanatory Remarks. The Whole forming a Work of the Greatest Utility to Seamen, and peculiarly calculated to instruct the curious Inquirer into those Subjects that are connected with Maritime Geography. Half-brown morocco, spine in six compartments separated by five raised bands, gilt lettering in one compartments, gilt borders. Illustrated with 20 leaves with 138 fine hand-colored aquatint coastal profiles and views, and 12 leaves with 24 hand-colored engraved charts.(i - Title), vi, 134, (40 - 20 plates with 138 hand-colored coastal profiles and approaches), (2), (12 - 24 hand-colored plans), 6 - Soundings, (6 - Index) pp. First and only edition of this charming coasting pilot. It is an extensively revised edition of Bougard's "Le Petit Flambeau de la Mer, " a marine pilot guide to coastal navigation first published, in French, in 1684. The list of subscribers, published in the volume, includes the name of Admiral Viscount Nelson, duke of Bronte, who won his great victory at Trafalgar four years after the publication of this volume. A beautiful and important book. Boards mildly rubbed, hinges starting but strong, paper supple, all plates and text clean and bright. NEAR FINE. Color Plates. Folio 13" - 23" tall

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        Essais sur l'histoire naturelle des quadrupdes de la province du Paraguay.

      L.E. Moreau-Saint-Mry, trans. lxxx, 352 pp.; 499 pp. Modern quarter brown cloth over marbled boards, brown morocco spine labels. First edition. Sabin 2537. Palau 20971. Nissen, ZBI 175. Wood: p. 214. "One of the most important early treatises on South American zoology by a famous naturalist, " (Wood, Introduction to the Literature of Vertebrate Zoology, p. 214). Don Felix de Azara (1746-1811) first traveled to South America as a Spanish army officer. This is the first edition as the original Spanish edition did not appear until a year later. Provenance: Swann NY Hist. Soc. Sale 1978, lot 523. Very good untrimmed copies, recent binding with new endpapers, half titles repaired, institutional stamps on half titles and titles, last seven leaves of Vol. I in facsimile on matching period paper. A handsome set.

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        A Voyage round the World. Performed in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787, 1788, abridged from the Original French Journal ... which was lately published by M. Milet-Mureau ... To which are added, A Voyage from Manilla to California by Don Antonio Maurelle and an Abstract of the Voyage and Discoveries of the late Capt. G. Vancouver

      Boston: Printed for Joseph Bumpstead and sold by Him ... by Thomas and Andrews, E. and S. Larkin, Wm. P. and L. Blake, W. Pelham and C. Bingham, 1801. First American edition in condensed form of these three travels. La PErouse was first published in English in 1785, Maurelle's circa 1780 and Vancouver's work in 1798. 12mo. . Contemporary mottled sheep, red morocco gilt label. Rebacked, corners repaired. Fresh, attractive copy. Contemporary signature of Smith Williams on front free endpaper and back fep. Bookplate of Frank S. Streeter. American Imprints 789; Not in Cowan; Howes L-93; Sabin 38966; Ferguson 333 . The three accounts condensed in this text are all important accounts of the explorations of the Pacific Northwest. La PErouse's being the earliest "visit of a foreigner to the missionary establishments in Upper California" (Howes), Maurelle's being the only contemporary account of the earliest Spanish expeditions to Alaska and Vancouver's explorations of the Pacific Northwest are among the most important and best known. With Jay's treaty of 1794 requiring the removal by the British from the Northwestern posts by 1796 the way was opened for western expansion. The editor notes in his introduction that the three authors of these works were first and foremost navigators and that it is this aspect of their works on which he concentrated

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        A Voyage Around the World. Performed in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787, 1788, By M. De La Peyrouse: Abridged from the Original...to Which are Added, A Voyage from Manilla to California, By Don Antonio Maurelle:... Abstract of the Voyage...Capt. G. Vancouver

      Boston: Joseph Bumstead, 1801. 331 pages; Howes L-93; a compilation of eighteenth-century exploratory travel by Jean Francois Galaup de La Perouse (1741-88) French Navy officer, navigator and explorer whose expedition vanished in Oceania, killed on the Polynesian island of Vanikoro; Don Francisco Antonio Maurelle, Spanish explorer and pilot and Captain George Vancouver (1757-1798) officer of the British Royal Navy, best known for his exploration of North America, including the Pacific coast of British Columbia and the American states of Alaska, Washington and Oregon, and the southwest coast of Australia; original 4" x 7" full polished tree calf leather binding; spine gilt ruled, with red leather title-piece, gilt lettered; some edge, tips wear to the boards, spine leather split, binding firm; no half-title page, just the preliminary blank leaf; some foxing, darkening, tips folded on some leaves; good condition and an interesting compilation of voyages and explorers. . First American Edition. Leather. Good.

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        Les Scandinaves, Poëme.

      Traduit du Swéo-Gothique; suivi d'observations sur les moeurs et la religion des anciens Peuples de l'Europe barbare. Paris: Maradan 1801. With copperengraved frontispiece. XXIII + 387; (2) + 325 pp. Nice contemporary full leather with blindtooled decorations and goldlines on spines and boards in the style of Thouvenin. Old name on flyleaf. Endpapers and flyleaves a little browning. Textpages very clean

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        Ueber die Ablenkung eines Lichtstrals von seiner geradlinigen Bewegung, durch die Attraktion eines Weltk?rs

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

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        Archive of William Henry Cabell Family Papers

      (1801-1895). An archive of holograph letters, manuscripts, photographs, and related material from the family of William Henry Cabell, Governor of Virginia from 1805 to 1808. The collection includes Autograph Letters Signed by two Founding Fathers: Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, along with letters by other outstanding Virginia statesmen. The 1807 Jefferson Autograph Letter Signed, sent when he was President and Cabell was Governor, bears Jefferson's additional Signature above the address ("Free. Th. Jefferson Pr. US.") authorizing free franking postal delivery. Written by Jefferson in the third person, as was his custom for this type of formal correspondence, Jefferson had enclosed "a letter on the subject of Col. Larkin Smith," (not present) and authorizes Cabell "to put the letter under his cover & ask the favor of his superscribing the proper post office."The 1808 Monroe Autograph Letter Signed, which includes the original hand-addressed envelope, was sent to Cabell when Monroe had returned to Virginia after serving six years as U.S. Minister to Great Britain. He warmly thanks Cabell for his "... good opinion on my publick conduct in the various & important trusts to which I have been appointed ... you afford a very strong proof of your devotion to principle & friendship for me. In returning to my country after so long an absence from it, during which, I was engaged in the discharge of the most intensive, complicated and difficult duties, I have experienc'd the greatest possible consolation, from the reception which has been given me by my fellow citizens."Also of importance is a 141-page genealogy of the Cabell family, likely compiled by Edward Carrington Cabell in the latter part of the 19th Century. In total the archive contains 29 Autograph Letters Signed, the manuscript genealogy, five miscellaneous documents, and 19 photographs. The genealogy presents a detailed account of the Cabell family beginning with Dr. William Cabell, who came to Virginia in the early 18th Century. It includes transcribed reminiscences, funeral orations, and related biographical information, along with some tipped-in contemporary newspaper obituaries. Among the photographs are many fine carte-de-visite portraits and silver gelatin prints of Cabell family members.Other important letters include two retained copies from William Henry Cabell to Thomas Jefferson (when they were Governor and President, respectively), an 1801 letter from J.E.B. Gilmer to U.S. Attorney General William Wirt relating to The College of William & Mary, an 1820 letter to W.H. Cabell from Thomas Jefferson Randolph, an 1821 letter to Cabell from Judge St. George Tucker, and nine other letters to Cabell. Also from this period are contemporary autograph extracts of two 1821 letters from Joseph Carrington Cabell to Thomas Jefferson relating to the founding of the University of Virginia.Among the later letters, spanning the years 1841-1895, is an 1848 letter from John P. Kennedy relating to his biography of William Wirt, and two letters from Fitzhugh Lee to John Grattan Cabell, one about a memorial for General J.E.B. Stuart.A fascinating collection of primary source material documenting one of Virginia's most important families and other equally influential contemporary Virginians, featuring letters from two of America's Founding Fathers. .

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        Voyage dans l'Inde et au Bengale, fait dans les annees 1789 et 1790 : Contenant la description des iles Sechelles et de Trinquemalay, des details sur le caractere et les arts industrieux des peuples de l'Inde, la description de quelques pratiques religieuses des habitans du Bengale : suivi d'un voyage fait dans la mer rouge, contenant la description de Moka, et du commerce des Arabes de l'Yemen... [A Voyage in the Indian Ocean and to Bengal, undertaken in the years 1789 and 1790: containing An Account of the Sechelles Islands and Trincomale; The Character and Arts of the People of India;... To which is added, A Voyage in the Red Sea; including A Description of Mocha, and of the Trade of the Arabs of Yemen]

      Paris: Dentu, 1801 Book. Near Fine. Wrappers. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Paris: Dentu, An IX-1801. First Edition. Octavo, 2 vols. [iv]; [iv]; 288; 318; [1] pp. With seven copper engraved folding plates. Original publisher's pink papered wrappers with printed paper labels. A near fine uncut set. "Louis de Grandpré was a French army officer who made an extensive tour of the Indian Ocean region in 1789-90, which was published in Paris in 1801 under the title Voyage dans l'Inde et au Bengale fait dans les années 1789 et 1790, contenant la description des îles Séchelles et de Trinquemaly. Grandpré began his voyage in the French-controlled Île de France (Isle of France), as Mauritius was called, passed by the Maldives, and visited the Seychelles, India, Cochin China (Vietnam), Yemen, and Ceylon (Sri Lanka), where he toured the fortress of Trincomale on the eastern coast of the island. Grandpré was very much concerned with the relative influence of the different European powers in the places he visited, especially India. His work includes a detailed analysis of the position of the French at Pondicherry, the main center of French influence in India" (World Digital Library); Howgego P84..

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        Industrious Cottagers, Les habitants industrieuses de la Chaumiere

      London: Published by Messrs. Wards & Co, 1 March 1801. Colour printed mezzotint with added hand colour. In good condition with the exception of being trimmed within the plate mark. 17 1/2 x 23 1/4 inches. 18 7/8 x 23 5/8 inches. 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

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