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        Opuscules physiques et chymiques, avec figures. Seconde edition.

      Paris, Deterville, An IX - 1801.. In-8, plein veau marbre de l'epoque, dos lisse orne de compartiments garnis de fers a l'urne dores, coupes guillochees, tranches mouchetees (mors frottes), xxx p., (1) f., 443 p., 3 planches depliantes gravees par Tardieu l'aine. "An entirely different issue of the usual seconde edition. Deterville has reprinted the entire book with the errata corrected in the text and the plates re-engraved by Tardieu l'aine ( ). It was the first new printing of the Opuscules since Lavoisier's death and may well have been published to supplement the Traite" (Duveen & Klickstein, n°123)..

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hatchuel]
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        "Charte von Sardinien / Nach den bewährtesten Hülfsmitteln neu entworfen von F. Götze".

      1801. Kupferstich-Karte von F. Götze bei Landes-Industrie-Comptoir, datiert Weimar 1801, altkoloriert. Ca. 45 x 30 cm (H). Papier gebräunt, im Randbereich etwas stockfleckig. Am linken Rand bis zur Einfassungslinie beschnitten. Auf blaugrauem Papier gedruckt.. Detaillierte Karte der Insel. Oben querovale Titelkartusche, unten rechts Meilenzeiger. Aus der ersten Ausgabe von "Allgemeiner Hand-Atlas der ganzen Erde", der zwischen 1796 und 1804 publiziert wurde, siehe dazu Espenhorst Handatlanten Nr. 1.1.1. Das Landes-Industrie-Comptoir wurde 1789 von F. J. Bertuch in Weimar gegründet, ab 1804 trug es den Namen Geographisches Institut. Wichtige Mitarbeiter waren A.C. Gaspari und A. Stieler, der später die erfolgreichste Atlantenproduktion Deutschlands im 19. Jh. begründete. Scarce map from the first edition of "Allgemeiner Hand-Atlas der ganzen Erde", published in Weimar between 1796 and 1804. Printed on blue-grey paper. Some browning, minor spotting. Left side cut to the margin. Nice contemporary colour.

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        Szenen aus dem Leben Papst Pius' VI. Folge von 18 Kupferstichen. Gestochen von Gio. Petrini, Ant. Poggioli, Mochetti, A. Lazzerini, P. Bonato, Ang. Campanella, G. Carratoni.

      Rom, 1801-1803.. 37 x 48 cm (Plattengröße) 49 x 69 cm (Blattgröße) marmorierte Halbleinen-Mappe d. Zt. vgl. Thieme / Becker Bd. 3, S. 572, - Lipperheide Oc 34;. Bilder aus der Lebensgeschichte des Papstes Pius VI. (eigentlich Giovanni Angelo Graf Braschi; * 27. Dezember 1717 in Cesena, Kirchenstaat; 29. August 1799 in Valence) Pius VI (1775- 1799) bekämpfte das josephinische Staatskirchentum in Italien und Österreich. Im Verlauf der Französischen Revolution, deren kirchenfeindliche Positionen Pius verwarf, wurde der Kirchenstaat besetzt und aufgehoben. Der Papst wurde nach Frankreich gebracht, wo er 1799 starb.

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        Freundschaftsalbum des Julius [Richter].

      Meißen/Sankt Afra, Pforta, Dresden u.a. 1801-1842.. Quer-8vo. (20,5:12,5 cm). 57 lose Blätter mit handschriftlichen Einträgen und Gedichten, darunter zwei mit Aquarellen, eines mit Blumenaquarell in Spritztechnik und eines mit ganzseitiger Bleistiftzeichnung, sowie 6 gefaltete handschriftliche Briefe und Billets und 1 Faltbrief mit Haarlocke, dazu 1 weißes Doppelblatt. Elegante blaßblaue Seidenkassette der Zeit mit goldgeprägten floralen Rücken- und Deckelfileten, berieben und etwas fleckig.. Schönes Freundschaftsalbum mit zahlreichen Einträgen von Schülern und Lehrern der Königlich Sächsischen Landesschule Sankt Afra in Meissen (Fürstenschule und Elitegymnasium von 1543-1876, seit 2001 neu eröffnetes Sächsisches Landesgymnasium mit Hochbegabtenförderung), so z.B. Prof. [Friedrich] Maxim. Oertel (Geschichtsprofessor in St. Afra) und Karl Justus Wilhelm Kreyßig (Lateinprofessor in St. Afra). Die meisten Einträge sind datiert St. Afra 1822-29; einige Inscribenten erinnern an die gemeinsame "Bruderschaft", wobei es sich möglicherweise um einen Vorläufer der erst 1839 gegründeten Studentenverbindung 'Leipziger Landsmannschaft Afrania' handelt. Daneben finden sich aber auch etliche frühere Einträge aus Meissen und Pforta, datiert 1801-1804. - Unter den Briefbeilagen ein Brief des Vaters ("Richter /an der Liecke", mit der Anrede "Lieber Julius!" ) und ein mundartliches humoristisches Poem "Der Berliner Ballonhändler" (3 Seiten in sauberer deutscher Kursive). Unter den weiteren Inscribenten - mit Ortsangabe St. Afra: - J. Görtz (?), 1826 - M. Christoph Gotthelf Koenig, 1826 - S. J. (?) v. Carlowitz, 1826 - Sigm. Rob. Schanz, 1822 - L. S. Dersch (?) a. Rabenau bey Tharand, 1825 - L. Zieger, 1823 - Albert Bielitz, 1829 - V. v. Ferber, 1826 - Julius Robert Hering (aus) Zittau, 1828 - C. Naumann, 1826 - L. Demiani, 1804 - S. Rittler, 1826 - Hans v. Planitz, 1826 - L. J. (?) Marschall, 1826 - Manteuffel, 1827 - C. E. Marschall von Bieberstein, 1826; - mit Ortsangabe Meissen: - [Franz Carl] Germann, 1826 - August Günther, 1802 - Emil Bech, 1825 - Julius von Starschedel, 1826 - G. Nathusius, 1826 - Karl Julius Otto Nitzschke, 1826 - Karoline Dittmann, 1803 - Luise Gönne (?), 1826 - Karl Müde, 1802 - Christoph Gotthelf König, 1826 - Karl Goldammer, 1802 - Carl Günther aus Oschatz, 1802; - mit Ortsangabe Pforta: - G. Schröter aus Eisleben, 1802 - F. Haymann, 1802 - F. G. Z. Kögler aus Darmstadt, 1802 - W. F. C. Wetter, 1802 - Friedrich August Dieterich, 1802 - Enga Eucher, 1802; - mit Ortsangabe Dresden: - Carl [Gottlob] Voigt, 1824 - Eleonore Steiger, (Dresden-) Leutewitz, 1809 - Louise Hörnig, 1835; - mit Ortsangabe Leipzig: - C. Bander, 1826 - Z. Christian Bittner, Leipzig, 1801; - sowie: - Heinrich Steiger, Barnitz (?), 1823 - Konrad Waltersdorf - C. J. A. Reim aus Berlin, Gräfenhain, 1830 - C. E. L. Neesse aus Bautzen, Pulsnitz, 1825 - Franz Wilisch - Louise Gerber, 1842 - Fr. Kretzschmar u. a. Die Aquarelle zu den Einträgen von Emil Bech (Rose) und Karl Julius Otto Nitzschke (Erinnerungs-Monument mit Rosenstrauch und Birke), die ganzseitige Bleistiftzechnung zeigt eine detaillierte Gebäudeansicht, das in Spritztechnik ausgeführte Aquarell zwei Rosenblüten.

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        Handbuch der pharmaceutischen Botanik. Nürnberg, Stein (1801-)1804. Fol. 2 Bll., 163 (recte 170) S. mit gest. Titelvign. u. 92 altkolor. Kupfertafeln, blindgepr. Schweinsldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      . . Hirsch-H. III, 462 - Adlung-U. 465 - Schelenz 615 - nicht bei Holzm.-Boh., Nissen, Pritzel u. Stafleu-C. - Seltenes pharmazeutisches Handbuch; einzige Ausgabe des in 17 Lieferungen erschienenen Werkes. "Der Verfasser sorgte nicht allein dafür, die Pflanzen richtig zu beschreiben; sondern er bemühte sich auch, ihre vorzügliche Nutzanwendung beyzubringen" (Vorrede).- Die schönen Tafeln von J. F. Volkart meist mit je 4 Pflanzendarstellungen.- Gering stock- u. teilw. fingerfl., die ersten 2 Bll. mit Knitterspuren, Titel mit kl. Randausriß, Vortitel mit zwei hinterl. Ausschnitten, Ebd. gering berieben, Vorderdeckel leicht verzogen.

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        Veduta del Ponte e Castello Sant' Angelo. [Ansicht der Engelsburg]. Radierung aus Vedute di Roma 1754. Etwa 48 : 70 cm / 38 : 58,5 cm (Blatt- und Plattengröße).

      . . Hind 29 IV (von VI). - Das Blatt stammt aus der ersten Pariser Ausgabe bei Firmin-Didot, 1801-1807. - Oben rechts Zählung "736 [und] 52". Bildunterschrift mit dem Namenszug des Künstlers, Titel, Legende und Verlegeradresse in der Platte. - Äußerster Blattrand mit geringen Einrissen und Knicken, vereinzelt und außerhalb der Darstellung mit unwesentlichen Flecken.

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        Synopsis methodica fungorum. 2 Teile und Index in 1 Band.

      Göttingen, Dieterich, 1801-08.. Kl. 8°. XXX, 240 S.; 1 Bl., SS. (241)-706, 1 Bl.; 18 Bll. Mit 5 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Halblederband der Zeit.. Seltene erste Ausgabe dieses bedeutenden Werkes, mit dem ausgesprochen seltenen, 7 Jahre später erschienenen Index. - Persoon (1755-1837) studierte in Leiden und Göttingen Medizin und Naturgeschichte und lebte dann als Arzt in Paris. Mit seiner "Synopsis fungorum" und seiner unvollständig gebliebenen "Mycologia Europaea" schuf er das erste wissenschaftliche System der Pilze und gilt als Begründer der modernen deskriptiven Mykologie. Er kann als der bedeutendste Mykologe seiner Zeit bezeichnet werden. - Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig. Ohne vorderen Vorsatz. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen. Rücken restauriert. - DSB 10, 530; Pritzel 7060; nicht bei Uellner First edition of this important book. With the very rare index, published seven years later. - Some foxing. Lacking first fly-leaf. Contemporary half-calf, slightly rubbed and scuffed. Spine slightly restored. A very good copy

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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.

      1801. 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 Chenes de l'Amerique, ou descriptions et figures de toutes les especes et varietes de Chenes de l'Amerique Septentrionale, considerees sous les rapports de la Botanique, de leur culture et de leur usage.

      1801. 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. Andre 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 Redouteana, 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. Redoute, the foremost botanical artist of the period, and 4 by H.J. Redoute, engraved by Plee and Sellier. Old stamp on title. A very clean copy. Nissen BBI, 1358; Stafleu & Cowan 5957..

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        Systeme des connaissances chimiques et de leurs applications aux phenomenes de la nature et de l'art. 11 Bände.

      Paris, Baudouin, 1801-02.. (22,5 x 14 cm). Zus. ca. 3900 S. Dekorative Lederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung.. Erste Gesamtausgabe seines Hauptwerkes, gleichzeitig mit einer 6-bändigen Quart-Ausgabe erschienen. - Fourcroy trug wesentlich zur Durchsetzung der Lehren von Lavoisier bei und gibt hier einen hervorragenden Überblick über den Stand der Wissenschaften zur damaligen Zeit. - Vereinzelt gering gebräunt. Einbände etwas bestoßen. Gelenke teilweise etwas angebrochen oder restauriert. Deckel teils mit Wurmspuren. Insgesamt nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar in dekorativen Einbänden. - Ferguson I, 288 (Anm.); Waller 11133; Norman 823; Bolton 449 First edition. There is also a edition in the same year, in quarto and in 6 volumes. - "Fourcroy began in 1793 to compose his monumental treatise on the theory of chemistry, containing more information on the subject than any other work yet published. Fourcroy classed substances into eight categories according to their composition, from simple elements to complex organic compounds... Fourcroy considered that chemistry could be understood only through study of its four parts - history, theory, practice and application - and at first had intended to write separate treatises for each, but ended up incorporating short accounts of the other parts in the present work, as he was not sure he would live to complete the project as first planned" (Norman). - Minor browning in places. Contemporary calf, little wear and occasionaly small worming. Some hinges cracked but firm or restored, else very good

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        Ststeme des connaissances chimiques, et de leurs applications aux phenomenes de la nature et de l'art. Tome I-X.

      Baudouin, Paris /02 1801.. 10 Bände (ohne den 11. Registerband) in 5 Bänden, 200-350 S. je Band, Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel auf Papier-Rückenschild, Bibliotheks-Exemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit kleinem Papier-Rückenschild, Einbände leicht berieben und teilweise stärker bestoßen, Stempel auf Titel, Papier vereinzelt leicht braunfleckig, Voprwort von Band 1 mit geringen Anstreichungen, ansonsten gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar,.

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        Portrait. Halbfigur nach halblinks. Kupferstich in Schabkunst (Mezzotinto) von William Barnard nach J. Keenan.

      London, by W. Barnard, 1801.. Format (Platte): 525 x 375 mm. Blattgröße: 550 x 400 mm.. *John Jervis, 1. Earl of St. Vincent (geb. 1735 in Meaford, Staffordshire; gest. 1823 in Rochetts) war ein britischer Admiral. Er nahm schon 1759 als Commander an der Eroberung von Quebec teil (Schlacht auf der Abraham-Ebene) und wurde 1760 Kapitän. Als Befehlshaber des Linienschiffs Foudroyant von 80 Kanonen erwarb er sich im Amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskrieg großen Ruhm, namentlich am 27. Juni 1778 in der Schlacht vor Ouessant. - Der Künstler William Barnard (1774-1849) war ein reproduzierender Kupferstecher in London, bekannt für sein Portrait von Nelson. - Unten im Schriftbereich etwas gebräunt, insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. / A half length portrait of the ritish Admiral Earl von Vincent. Large size portrait in mezzotint, sculps W. Barnard after Keenan. Size: (plate): 20,7 x 14,7 inch. Leaf: 21,5 x 15,7 inch. - Lower edge is browned, but in all in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Synopsis Methodica Fvngorvm. Sistens envmerationem omnivm hvc vsqve detectarvm speciervm ...

      1801. Gottingae, H. Dieterich, 1801. 2 parts (bound in one). 8vo (168 x 103mm). pp. xxx, 1-240; (2), 241-706, (2, index generum), (36, index botanicus), with 5 engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards, spine with gilt lettered label. Stafleu & Cowan 7730: " ... until the Sydney Congress (1981) as starting point for the nomenclature of Uredinales, and Gasteromycetes. The book has been under consideration as starting point for all fungi; for a discussion see e.g. Singer (1960), Martin (1960) and Petersen (1979). The Congress at Sydney (1981) accepted proposal C to Article 13 (see Taxon 30: 106. 1981) whereby the starting point for nomenclature of fungi becomes Linnaeus, Sp. pl. (1753) with the provision that 'names in the Uredinales, Ustilaginales, and Gasteromycetes adopted by Persoon (Syn. meth. Fvng., Dec. 1801) ... are not affected by, and take priority over, homonymous or synonymous names published earlier". Persoon (1761/62-1836) laid a firm foundation for mycology after Linnaeus and Jussieu intergrated the systematics of flowering plants. "Mit seiner 'Synopsis methodica fungorum' (1801) schuf Persoon eine Übersicht über die Pilze, die neue Massstäbe für die Pilzsystematik setzte" (Dörfelt & Heklau p.400). An interleaved copy. Provenance: Old library stamp on the inside of frontcover of the 'Lloyd Library', signature of Lloyd on free endpaper..

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        Vingt-Quatre Préludes et Fugues dans tous les tons et demi-tons du mode majeur, et mineur. Pour le Clavecin ou Piano-Forté...1re Suite

      Title & 109 pp. (engraved throughout). Oblong folio, cont. German half-sheep & marbled paper boards (front hinge strengthened, corners a little worn, some minor soiling & foxing). Zurich: J.G. Naigueli, [1801]. First edition of The Well-Tempered Clavier Book One (BWV 846-869), a landmark in European musical history. It surpassed " in logic, in format and in musical quality, all earlier endeavours of the same kind by other masters...[it] represents the culmination of a 20-year process of maturation and stands unparalleled in the history of music."-New Grove, Vol. 1, p. 813. The work, however, had to wait almost 80 years to appear in print, when it heralded the great Bach revival of the 1820s led by Mendelssohn. Three editions came out simultaneously: by Naigueli in Zurich, Hoffmeister & Compo in Leipzig, and N. Simrock in Bonn. During Bach's lifetime less than a dozen editions of his works appeared in print. Very rare. A very good copy in a folding cloth box. .

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        Pre Civil War Ledger recording free blacks working at Heaton Family Farm (John Heaton and Samuel Cooper Heaton), Amenia & Washington, Dutchess County New York, 1810-1843

      , 1801 - 1843. 1801 - 1843.. Hardcover. Ledger of some 200 pages with a substantial and detailed record of work performed by free blacks in Dutchess County, New York decades before the Civil War.The ledger begins in 1801 by John Heaton (1776-1827) of Throgs Neck, New York and contains the name, on the first inside page, of his son Samuel Cooper Heaton (born 1811), who apparently took over the ledger and the management of a farm, after his father's death. The Amenia section of the ledger begins in 1810. Other Heaton family names listed include Isaac and Jonah Heaton. The Heatons hired quite a few individuals to work on the farm in Dutchess County who are clearly identified as African Americans. The most frequently hired individual is identified as "Black Philip or Philip Freeman" (Philip is sometimes spelled with two "l"s, and Freeman is also spelled Freman) who also lived at the farm. An entry (page 30) beginning with the date October 23 1841 and carrying through to March 12, 1842 lists the days Phillip worked and his wages at the right column. At the top of the page his rate is $1 per day in October and November; at the middle of the page (December 30), his wage changes to $3 per month: "Philip began to work again for me at $3 per month untill the first of April".There is an interesting note indicating the degree of trust in this relationship: "Philip says he came in my house the middle of Feb 1840 and was to pay $1 Dollar per month for the time he stays in A. I have charged to him page (73) 8 months of it which would make it settled to the middle of October 1841." Other names of free blacks include "Henry Couloured (sic) Man", "Black Jane Ann (4/per week); "Coloured Man John H. Colden" (there is a single page receipt loosely inserted for a payment on June 3, 1842 for "1 pair fine boots 22/ - box blacking/ 02.88"); and "Martin a Coloured Man". Dutchess County had a struggling population of employed free blacks prior to the Civil War, with one of the most well-known being James Brown (not mentioned in the ledger), who started working in 1829 as a laborer, coachman and gardener at Mt. Gulian, the historic Fishkill home of the Verplanck family. Brown was an escaped slave born Anthony Fisher in Fredericktown, Maryland in 1793, who escaped to New York City, received assistance from the Verplanck family, became emancipated and returned to the South to purchase the freedom of his wife. Brown kept private journals describing his life in Fishkill spanning the period 1829 to 1866 which are now at the New York Historical Society. There are many entries from 1840-1843, including those dated at Amenia and Washington, Dutchess County, New York. Names that appear repeatedly during this period include Barbary Van Wyck, Martha Dorlan, Levi Miller, Eli Reed, Court Horton (whose signature appears near the end of the ledger), and Charles Hazelton. The local people were purchasing farm goods from the Heatons. About 10 pages have been cut out. Most of the entries are a straight accounting of receivables, although at the rear there is a full page given to the written contract between Peter Rickey and Court Horton, in which Rickey agrees to work for Horton for a one year term, for the sum of $120, commencing April 1, 1842; it is signed by both parties. Approx. 6.5 by 15.5 inches. From the "Fred W. Haida Collection" of Putnam County NY, stamped on end paper. Quarter brown leather with tan boards; no title. Boards and spine rubbed and marked. Front inner hinge loose, but holding.

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        THE BAKERIAN LECTURE. ON THE MECHANISM OF THE EYE. Philosophical Trans. Royal Society of London. Vol. 91

      London:: Royal Society London,, 1801. London:: Royal Society London,, 1801. Near Fine. Near Fine copy extracted from the The Proceedings, pps 23-88. Complete with six engraved plates in a modern buckram binding. Scattered mild foxing. This paper is Garrison-Morton 1487. The report includes the first description of astigmatism, with measurements and optical constants. Thomas Young (1773-1829) was a renowned physician, physicist and Egyptologist. He is considered the father of physiological optics. In addition to the above work, he also discovered the mechanism by which the lens of the eye changes shape (accommodation) in focusing on objects at different distances (G-M 1486). in later research he established the wave theory of light, explaining interference and dispersion (G-M 1488). The current paper is important both as a physiological-physical study but also for its critical clinical applications. Uncommon. 4to. pps. 23-88 + Six engraved plates.

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        Samlingar til Skånes historia och beskrifning af N.H. Sjöborg. Första häftet. [... Andra häftet; ... Tredje häftet] + Skånes historia och beskrifning, tredje delen om Malmöhus län af N.H. Sjöborg. Första häftet.

      Lund, tryckt hos profeszoren doct. Joh. Lundblad, 1801-1802 & Lund, tryckt hos Swanborg & comp., 1814 & Lund, tryckt hos Agardh & Comp., 1812. 8:o. 112 s.; (8) s., s. [113]-232; (10) s., s. [241]-394; 227, (1) s., 1 stor utvikbar graverad karta (ca 58x48 cm). Samtida brunt halvskinnband med rik ryggdekor guld, gul titeletikett, marmorerat lätt nött pärmpapper, blåstänkta snitt. Mycket trevligt exemplar. Lätt lagerfläckad inlaga. Kartan med lagad kort reva vid inre marginalen. Stämplar 'Sven Nilsson' & 'Ovesholms Bibliotek' på försättsbladet. Från Ovesholms slottsbibliotek.. Kartan (Grundteckning öfver Malmö stad, dess slott och hamn) tryckt på bättre papper. Komplett exemplar med de olika deltitelbladen medbundna. Andra häftet med varianttiteln 'Samlingar till ...'. Tredje häftet med titeln 'Första delen af Skånes historia och beskrifning, inehållande samlingar af N.H. Sjöborg. Tredje häftet'. Fjärde häftet med den avvikande titeln 'Skånes historia och beskrifning, tredje delen om Malmöhus län af N.H. Sjöborg. Första häftet'

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        Considerations on the Substance of the Sun

      Printed by Way and Groff, Washington, USA 1801 - Full tan leather, gilt decoration and title label to spine. Edgeworn and scuffed with some surface marks and corner losses, top spine 1cm reglued. Pastedowns and eps water marked but text block unaffected. Edges browned and marked, scattered foxing, expected general browning. Ffep creased and partly detached, a few small marks but mainly marginal, text clean. [2], 89, [1] pp. A first edition copy of this work of astronomy by the Michigan Territory lawgiver, friend of Thomas Jefferson and compiler of "The Woodward Code". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        N.W. View of Nandydroog

      B. Pym, London 1801 - Image Size : 420x555 (mm), 16.5x21.875 (Inches), Platemark Size : 430x560 (mm), 16.875x22 (Inches), Paper Size : 460x590 (mm), 18.125x23.25 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring, Aquatint Very Good, some minor tears mostly at the margin

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        Geschichte der ersten Bürgeraufnahme eines Protestanten in München. Ein Beitrag zur Charakteristik der Baierischen Landstände mit Urkunden

      (Nürnberg, Stein), 1801.. 1 Bl., 82 S. Karton d. Zt. Dem Weinwirt und Pferdehändler Johann Balthasar Michel (1755-1818) aus Mannheim wurde am 30. Juli 1801 das Bürgerrecht verliehen; bis zu diesem Zeitpunkt definierte Bayern Religionsfreiheit als die Wahl auszuwandern oder zum Katholizismus zu konvertieren. Einem geheim gehaltenen Erlass aus dem Jahr 1800 des Grafen Montgelas zufolge konnten auch Nichtkatholiken die bürgerlichen Rechte in Bayern erwerben; Michel bewarb sich darum als erster Protestant. Den unwilligen Stadtrat musste allerdings Kurfürst Max Joseph antreiben, nach seinem Machtwort wurde Michel das Bürgerrecht am nächsten Tag verliehen. Seine Grabstätte befindet sich im Alten Südfriedhof, ein Nachfahre war bis vor wenigen Jahren Pfarrer an der Epiphaniaskirche in München-Allach. - Gering fleckig. Wir stellen auf der Stuttgarter Antiquariatsmesse bis 26.01.2014 aus - Versand erfolgt daher erst ab 27.01. Wir bitten um Verständnis!

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        Travel in the Interior Parts of Africa from the Cape of Good Hope to Morocco Through Caffraria, the Kingdoms of Mataman, Angola, Bahahara and from Thence Across the Great Desart of Sahara and the Northern Parts of Barbary Performed During the Years 1781

      London: Printed for the Translator and sold by C. Chapple, 1801. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. "Translated from the German", and thus presumed to be the first English edition, this volume bears 3 extraordinary hand-colored plates and a folding map, all of which are present and in excellent condition. The book has been rebacked in brown cloth over the original paper boards. The binding is tight and wear to the boards is confined to the edges. The contents are clean and tight with tanning and some brittleness to the rough, uncut page edges. Mendelssohn debunks this account on page 408 Vol 1 of his bibliography as follows: "One of the cleverest volumes of fabricated travels ever produced. The details are so circumstantial, and the mixture of fact and fiction is accomplished with so much skill, that it is not uncommon to find people who do not know that the account of the travels is nothing more than a well-contrived literary deception. Much of the compilation is evidently based on Le Vaillant, as far as South Africa is concerned, and the author quotes liberally from his works, and is bold enough to contradict some of the statements contained in these volumes".

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        JULIUS, Or the Deaf and Dumb Orphan; A Tale for Youth of Both Sexes Founded on the Popular Play of Deaf and Dumb

      London: Printed for E. Newbery ... 1801. . 12mo. 106pp. + [ii]. Half title present. Frontis. Some light browning and occasional spotting, ex.-libris Susanna Stoll, C20th marbled wrapps., minor wear. Based on the play by Thomas Holcroft "Deaf and Dumb or the orphan protected". It was first produced at Drury Lane 24th February 1801 and was based upon 'L'Abbé de l'Epée by Jean-Nicolas Bouilly. Paris: André 1799, which was itself based upon Kotzebue's Der Taubstumme.& Frontispiece plate has imprint "Published June 30, 1801, by E. Newbery, corner of St. Pauls Church Yard.". US$523

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        A peasant boy [and ] A girl returning from milking.

      Published June 1801 by Scriven & Clay No. 18 Ludgate Hill, London. Prints 36 x 52 cm. Frames 46,5 x 62 cm. Stipple engraving and etching. Colour printed and finished by hand. Gilt frames. Old glass. Wooden back support. The frames a little chipped. The Peasant Boy: Discreet waterstains in the lower part of the print and a few white spots to the upper margin. A Girl Returning from Milking: A water stain in the lower part of the print and a small stain to the upper margin.. Romatic depictions of a country boy and a milk maid. In the late 18th. century it became popular to paint, what was perceived to be, the romantic lifestyle of people in the countryside. The genre became very fashionable amongst the upper echelons of society. Richard Westall´s work is a fine example of that, as is Thomas Gaugain´s. The prints were executed by Gaugin after an original by Weston

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        Ursus Americanus. L'Ours Noir de l'Amérique

      La Menagerie du Museum National d' Histoire Naturelle. Lacépède, Bernard Germain de., 1801-04. Size: 400 x 270 cm. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Very good condition,slight browning around edge of paper not affecting image. Fabulous engraving of an American black bear 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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        Opuscula Analytica.St. Petersburg: Academia Imperialis Scientiarum, 1783-85.

      First edition of this collection of 28 previously unpublished papers by Euler (listed below), of which the most important is 'Observationes circa divisionem quadratorum per numeros primos', which gives the first clear statement of the 'law of quadratic reciprocity,' called the 'golden theorem' by Gauss who gave its first proof in his <i>Disquisitiones Arithmeticae</i> (1801). The first volume was published in the year of Euler's death, most of the papers having been presented to the St. Petersburg Academy a decade or more earlier.<br/><br/> The majority of the papers in these volumes deal with topics in number theory (3, 5, 7-11, 14, 19). Euler had studied questions related to quadratic reciprocity for decades, starting with a letter to Christian Goldbach dated 28 August, 1742. He gradually accumulated numerical evidence, but did not feel able to formulate the 'law' until he did so in (3). He continued to work on topics related to quadratic reciprocity - paper (5) is an example - but a proof eluded him, as it did Legendre later. <br/><br/> Apart from the papers dealing with quadratic reciprocity, the most interesting of the number-theoretic papers is perhaps 'Nova subsidia pro resolutione formulae axx + 1 = yy,' which gives a new method of solving Pell's equation <i>x<sup>2</sup>- dy<sup>2</sup></i> = 1. Euler had developed a method of solution using continued fractions in 1765 ('De usu novi algorithmi in problemate Pelliano solvendo') but noted that for some values of d this method leads to very tedious calculations (he mentions the case <i>d</i> = 61, for which the smallest solution is x = 1766319049 and y = 226153980). The new method, which generates solutions of Pell's equation from solutions of closely related equations, is much more efficient, although it applies only to certain values of <i>d</i>. It has been repeatedly rediscovered over the centuries, and has recently been generalized to apply to any value of <i>d</i>.<br/><br/> Another group of papers deals with finite and infinite series (1, 2, 20, 24, 25). Euler had famously solved the problem of exactly summing the zeta function series <i>&sigmaf; (n) = 1/1n + 1/2n + 1/3n + 1/4n + ...</i> in the case <i>n</i> = 2, which had defeated the Bernoullis, and in paper (25) he calculates <i>&sigmaf; (2n)</i> up to <i>n</i> = 17. In 'De summa seriei ex numeris primis formatae 1/3 - 1/5 + 1/7 + 1/11 - 1/13 ... ubi numeri primi formae <i>4n</i> - 1 habent signum positivum, formae autem <i>4n</i> + 1 signum negativum,' Euler notes that the sum of the reciprocals of the primes diverges, as does the harmonic series 1 + (1/2) + (1/3) + (1/4) + .... His derivations start with the 'Leibniz' series, 1 - (1/3) + (1/5) - (1/7) + (1/9) - ... = <i>p</i>/4. <br/><br/> In 'De eximio usu methodi interpolationum in serierum doctrina' Euler presents his discovery of the 'Lagrange interpolation formula,' a fundamental technique in numerical analysis. This was published by Lagrange in 1795, and earlier by Waring in 1779 ('Problems concerning interpolations,' <i>Phil. Trans</i>., Vol. 69, pp. 59-67), but Euler's paper was presented to the Academy on May 18, 1772. <br/><br/> The last two papers discuss topics in probability, a subject not normally associated with Euler. 'Solutio quaestionis ad calculum probabilitatis pertinentis' treats a problem in annuities: How much should be paid by a couple, so that a certain sum of money can be paid to the heir after the death of the other? In 'Solutio quarundam quaestionum difficiliorum in calculo probabilium,' Euler studies the 'Genoese lottery,' a game of chance similar to today's lotteries in which numbered balls are placed in a large wheel, five or six are drawn at random, and players attempt to guess the numbers. Euler became interested in such lotteries after he was asked by King Frederick II for his analysis of a proposal for a state lottery involving the drawing of five numbers from 1 to 90. <br/><br/> Other papers deal with definite integrals (15-17), infinite products (12, 13), and several with one of Euler's favourite topics, continued fractions (4, 21-23). <br/><br/> The works included in these volumes are as follows: <br/><br/> 1. De seriebus, in quibus producta ex minis terminis contiguis datam constituunt progressionem<br/><br/> 2. Varia artificia in serierum indolem inquirendi<br/><br/> 3. Observationes circa divisionem quadratorum per numeros primos<br/><br/> 4. Observationes analyticae<br/><br/> 5. Disquitio accuratior circa residua ex divisione quadratorum altiorumque potestatum per numeros primos relicta<br/><br/> 6. De eximio usu methodi interpolationum in serierum doctrina<br/><br/> 7. De criteriis aequationis fxx + gyy = hxx, utrum ea resolutionem admittat necne? <br/><br/> 8. De quibusdam eximiis proprietatibus circa divisores potestatum occurrentibus <br/><br/> 9. Proposita quacunque protressione ab unitate incipiente, quaeritur quot eius terminos ad minimum addi oporteat, ut omnes numeri producantur <br/><br/> 10. Nova subsidia pro resolutione formulae axx + 1 = yy <br/><br/> 11. Miscellanea analytica <br/><br/> 12. Variae observationes circa angulos in progressione geometrica progredientes <br/><br/> 13. Quomodo sinus et cosinus angulorum multiplorum per producta exprimi queant<br/><br/> 14. Considerationes super theoremate Fermatiano de resolutione numerorum in numeros polygonales <br/><br/> 15. Observation in aliquot theoremata illustrissimi de la Grange <br/><br/> 16. Investigatio formulae integralis ? (xm-1 dx)/(1+xk)n casu, quo post intagrationem statuitur x = 8<br/><br/> 17. Investigatio valoris integralis ? (xm-1 dx)/(1-2xkcos?+x2k) a termino x = 0 ad x = 8 extensi <br/><br/> 18. Theoremata quaedam analytica, quorum demonstratio adhuc desideratur <br/><br/> 19. De relatione inter ternas pluresve quantitates instituenda <br/><br/> 20. De resolutione fractionum transcendentium in infinitas fractiones simplices <br/><br/> 21. De transformatione serierum in fractiones continuas, ubi simul haec theoria non mediocriter amplificatur <br/><br/> 22. Methodus inveniendi formulas integrales, quae certis casibus datam inter se teneant rationem, ubi sumul methodus traditur fractiones continuas summandi <br/><br/> 23. Summatio fractionis continuae cuius indices progressionem arithmeticam constituunt dum numeratores omnes sunt unitates ubi simul resolutio aequationis Riccatianae per huiusmodi fractiones docetur <br/><br/> 24. De summa seriei ex numeris primis formatae 1/3 - 1/5 + 1/7 + 1/11 - 1/13 ... ubi numeri primi formae 4n-1 habent signum positivum, formae autem 4n+1 signum negativum <br/><br/> 25. De seriebus potestatum reciprocis methodo nova et facillima summandis <br/><br/> 26. De insigni promotione scientiae numerorum <br/><br/> 27. Solutio quaestionis ad calculum probabilitatis pertinentis<br/><br/> 28. Solutio quarundam quaestionum difficiliorum in calculo probabilium. Two volumes, large 4to (257 x 205 mm), pp. [iv], 364; [iv], 346, with two folding engraved plates. Bound in two fine uniform calf bindings with gilt armorial stamp of Collége Royal de Henri IV to the front boards, some light wear to spines and capitals and a 5 cm crack to the front hinge to second volume (still strong though), in all a very fine and unrestored set

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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..."

      "printed for T. Cadell, jun. and W. Davies [et al.]" London: "printed for T. Cadell, jun. and W. Davies [et al.]". 1801. "First edition, 4to, pp. [4], viii, cxxxii, 412, [2] errata; engraved frontispiece portrait, 3 large folding engraved maps (1 hand-colored in outline); preliminaries a little foxed, but in all a near fine copy in contemporary speckled calf neatly rebacked to match, gilt fillets on spine and preserving the original black morocco label. & & Wagner-Camp 1.1; Graff 2630; Lande 1317; Pilling, Algonquin 2384; Sabin 43414; TPL 658; Streeter Sale 3653, and Howes M-133: ""First crossing of the continent from ocean to ocean by a white man. The narrative portion was prepared for publication by William Combe from Mackenzie&#39;s notes. The account of the fur trade - the first ever published - is attributed to Roderick Mackenzie."" Mackenzie&#39;s route led him from Montreal along the north shore of Lake Superior to the present site of Grand Portage, Minnesota, thence along Minnesota&#39;s northern border to Rainey Lake and Lake of the Woods, before heading north into Canada."

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        Storia delle guerre civili di Francia.

      Nardini e Dulanelli 1801 - Londres, Nardini e Dulanelli, 1801-1802. 6 volumes en 8 tomes in 8 de (4)-357-(1)-18pp., (4)-364-12pp., (4)-296-12pp., (4)-31 (1)-13-(1)pp., (4)-363-(1)pp., (4)-211-(1)-6pp., (4)-253-(1)-6pp., (4)-420-7-(1)pp., reliures en demi veau havane écaille à coins de l'ép., dos lisse ornés de doubles filets dorés, pièces de titre de maroquin rouge surlignées et soulignées de triples filets dorés, titre doré, petits fleurons dorés, légèrement frottés, mors inférieurs des tomes I., IV., VI. fendus, VIII., fentes aux mors supérieurs des tomes I., III., VII., charnières légèrement fatiguées, bon exemplaire. Henrico (Arrigo de son vrai prénom) Caterino Davila (1576-1631) originaire de Piove di Sacco, eut de nombreuses charges politiques entre la France et l'Italie, il fut protagoniste de certaines campagnes militaires. Ce volume fut publié pour la première fois en 1630, y est décrite une des périodes les plus douloureuses et difficiles de l'Histoire de France, il eut une importante diffusion et circulation dans route l'Europe. Enrico Caterina Davila vécut durant 16 années en France, il put ainsi assister à la fin des guerres de religion, doté d&#146;une intuition politique remarquable, d'un regard clair et réaliste, il sut mettre en lumière de façon très empirique, comme personne d'autre, les intrigues politiques et les ambitions individuelles des différents personnages de cette époque qui se trouvaient de chaque côté des différents camps religieux, son oeuvre nous apparaît encore aujourd'hui d'une clairvoyance et d'une efficacité que seul Francesco Guicciardini (le Guichardin) possédait, cette oeuvre est toujours considérée comme une lucide et équilibrée exposition des révolutions françaises de cette période tourmentée. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ST. LEON: A TALE OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY

      J. & J. D. Westcott for J. V. Thomas Alexandria [VA]: J. & J. D. Westcott for J. V. Thomas, 1801. First American Edition. Hardcover. An early owner, Joseph H. Wingate, has written his name twice in each volume, dated 1809. There is also a faint, early ink stamp for J. W. Sewall on the front endpaper of each volume. Closed tear to first volume title page with no loss; text fairly clean. The boards of the second volume are split and holding by the cords. Overall Very Good. First published in England in 1899, this First American Edition is much scarcer. Two duodecimo volumes in 4s (3-3/4" x 5-7/8") bound in contemporary calf leather with gilt rules on the spines and burgundy morocco spine labels; [4], vi, 286; [2], 269, [1] pages with the error in paging in the first volume, page 47 misnumbered 57. Shaw & Shoemaker 577. This early Gothic novel takes place during the Protestant Reformation and tells the tale of a penurious noble who finds the philosopher's stone and an elixir of immortality. It was a source for a somewhat better known novel, FRANKENSTEIN, by Godwin's daughter, Mary Shelley, who dedicated that book to her father. Godwin's THINGS AS THEY ARE is regarded by some as the first modern novel. Godwin, "the philosophical representative of English radicalism" (DNB), also had the distinct honor of reading Thomas Paine's RIGHTS OF MAN in manuscript.

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        A Journey From London to the Isle of Wight

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

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        Du galvanisme ou de la pile de Volta. Manuscript 12pp. c. 1800

      France 1801 - Electricity. Du Galvanisme ou de la Pile de Volta. Manuscript in French. [11.2]pp., small 4to., on 6 conjugate leaves, stitched. [France, c. 1800.] Lightly creased, a little browning, pinhole worming affecting 1 or 2 letters but entirely legible & very good. Manuscript, either a draft of an article or copy of an article, on Volta's pile and technical improvements to it, and medical applications of the pile. The manuscript is labeled "No. 20" in the upper left corner. There is some crossing out and interpolation of text, which suggests a draft for publication rather than a copy of a published article. In either case, the text is written in academic style, beginning with a brief history of the predecessors of Volta, and reference to follow-up work by Aldini, Humboldt, Wollaston, Davy, HallÇ, Monge, Fourcroi [sic], Biot, Thenard, Hauy and Gay-Lussac. Volta's pile is described in detail (2.2pp.), then improvements on it (5pp.), including a mention of Cruikshank. The effects of the pile on the body are then discussed (2.5pp.), notably muscular effects, effects on secretions, effects on the brain, and the skin. The main difference between the effect on the body of current from the pile and from the Leyden jar is stated, and a comparison of effects depending on the size of the pile is made. In conclusion, it is noted that either the pile or the Leyden jar is effective in paralyses, amauroses in an early state, partial deafness, accidental muteness, neuralgias, chronic rheumatic pain, suppression of menstruation, asphyxia, etc., and that the pile may be preferrable in paralysis of the facial nerve, loss of sensation, and amaurosis. See Rowbottom & Susskind 51, discussing early papers on the medical applications of Volta's pile, especially their summary of Grappengiesser's recommendations (1801, G-M 1988.1), which is similar in content and word order to the summary remarks in our manuscript.

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        Equus Quagga. Le Couagga

      La Menagerie du Museum National d&#39; Histoire Naturelle. Lacépède, Bernard Germain de., 1801-04. Size: 400 x 270 mm. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Very good condition,slight browning around edge of paper not affecting image. Fabulous engraving of a quagga 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 &#39;La Menagerie du Museum National d&#39;Histoire Naturelle&#39;, 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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        A COMPLETE DICTIONARY Of MUSIC. To Which is Prefixed, A Familiar Introduction to the First Principles of that Science

      London:: Printed for R. Phillips, Sold by T. Hurst.. [1801].. 8vo: [a]-b8 B-T8 U4. 10 cm x 16.5 cm. 1st edition (BMC CE Vol 4, 895; Watt I, 176t). xxxiii, [1], [294]. 1 pp advert @ rear. Printed on wove paper.. Contemporary red half leather with marbled boards & eps. Flat back, with gilt lettering, & single horizontal rules.. VG (edge wear/short snag to leather @ head of spine/contemporary pos. in upper margin of a2[r]//marbled paper offset to adjacent blank. leaf).. A popular work by this popular author of music-oriented works, that went through many editions during his lifetime. . Inserted, fold-out sheet of musical score (which is included in pagination). Other, intratextual, musical scores.

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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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        An Account of the State Prison or Penitentiary House, In the City of

      1801. [Eddy, Thomas (1758-1827)]. An Account of the State Prison or Penitentiary House, In the City of New-York. By One of the Inspectors of the Prison. New York: Printed by Isaac Collins and Son, 1801. 94, 83-97 pp. 2 leaves of folded copperplates, 2 folding tables. Octavo (9-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Disbound, untrimmed edges. Light soiling to exterior, dampstaining to head of text block, internally clean. Item housed in cloth clamshell box with printed paper title label. * Only edition. According to the entries listed in Cohen, this is the first study of prisons by an American. Eddy was a businessman, philanthropist and politician from New York. Devoted to the reform of New York&#39;s penal laws, he advocated the abolition of corporal punishment, pillories and solitary confinement. In 1796 he helped to draft the bill that established New York&#39;s penitentiary system and was appointed to the commission to carry out the bill&#39;s mandate. Chosen to supervise the construction of the first State Prison, located in Greenwich Village, he was its first director from 1797 to 1801. Pages 95 to 109 are incorrectly numbered 83-79. OCLC locates 2 copies in Law Libraries (Georgetown, Harvard). American National Biography 7:301-302. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 4419.

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        Du galvanisme ou de la pile de Volta. Manuscript 12pp. c. 1800

      France, 1801. Electricity. Du Galvanisme ou de la Pile de Volta. Manuscript in French. [11.2]pp., small 4to., on 6 conjugate leaves, stitched. [France, c. 1800.] Lightly creased, a little browning, pinhole worming affecting 1 or 2 letters but entirely legible & very good. Manuscript, either a draft of an article or copy of an article, on Volta's pile and technical improvements to it, and medical applications of the pile. The manuscript is labeled "No. 20" in the upper left corner. There is some crossing out and interpolation of text, which suggests a draft for publication rather than a copy of a published article. In either case, the text is written in academic style, beginning with a brief history of the predecessors of Volta, and reference to follow-up work by Aldini, Humboldt, Wollaston, Davy, Hall? Monge, Fourcroi [sic], Biot, Thenard, Hauy and Gay-Lussac. Volta's pile is described in detail (2.2pp.), then improvements on it (5pp.), including a mention of Cruikshank. The effects of the pile on the body are then discussed (2.5pp.), notably muscular effects, effects on secretions, effects on the brain, and the skin. The main difference between the effect on the body of current from the pile and from the Leyden jar is stated, and a comparison of effects depending on the size of the pile is made. In conclusion, it is noted that either the pile or the Leyden jar is effective in paralyses, amauroses in an early state, partial deafness, accidental muteness, neuralgias, chronic rheumatic pain, suppression of menstruation, asphyxia, etc., and that the pile may be preferrable in paralysis of the facial nerve, loss of sensation, and amaurosis. See Rowbottom & Susskind 51, discussing early papers on the medical applications of Volta's pile, especially their summary of Grappengiesser's recommendations (1801, G-M 1988.1), which is similar in content and word order to the summary remarks in our manuscript.

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        ST. LEON: A TALE OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY

      J. & J. D. Westcott for J. V. Thomas, Alexandria [VA] 1801 - First published in England in 1899, this First American Edition is much scarcer. Two duodecimo volumes in 4s (3-3/4" x 5-7/8") bound in contemporary calf leather with gilt rules on the spines and burgundy morocco spine labels; [4], vi, 286; [2], 269, [1] pages with the error in paging in the first volume, page 47 misnumbered 57. Shaw & Shoemaker 577. This early Gothic novel takes place during the Protestant Reformation and tells the tale of a penurious noble who finds the philosopher's stone and an elixir of immortality. It was a source for a somewhat better known novel, FRANKENSTEIN, by Godwin's daughter, Mary Shelley, who dedicated that book to her father. Godwin's THINGS AS THEY ARE is regarded by some as the first modern novel. Godwin, "the philosophical representative of English radicalism" (DNB), also had the distinct honor of reading Thomas Paine's RIGHTS OF MAN in manuscript. An early owner, Joseph H. Wingate, has written his name twice in each volume, dated 1809. There is also a faint, early ink stamp for J. W. Sewall on the front endpaper of each volume. Closed tear to first volume title page with no loss; text fairly clean. The boards of the second volume are split and holding by the cords. Overall Very Good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AN INQUIRY INTO THE STRUCTURE & ANIMAL OECONOMY OF THE HORSE. Comprehending the diseases to which his limbs and feet are subject, with proper directions for shoeing, and pointing out a method for ascertaining his age until his twelfth year. To which is added, an attempt to explain the laws of his progressive motion, on mechanical and anatomical principles

      Printed for the Author. Birmingham. 1801. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (10.5 x 8.6 inches). Illustrated with 18 fine copper engravings by the author, including five fold out. Fifteen of the plates have a page of descriptive text opposite. A crisp, wide-margined copy bound in recent full brown morocco binding. Spine with raised bands, gilt. Double ruled gilt border on boards. Marbled endpapers. Some offsetting from the plates, reproducing a mirror image on the opposite page, otherwise a lovely bright and clean copy of this uncommon work. Lawrence, a Veterinary Surgeon based in Birmingham, disagreed with the conventional theory of the time and accurately describes the way Horses gallop. He was proved right when the advent of stop frame photography allowed the motion to be recorded for the first time. -- Loosely inserted, but unconnected with the book, is a folding copper engraved page from Hall&#39;s encyclopaedia, undated but circa 1790&#39;s, showing three images of the anatomy of the Horse.

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        Versuch den Ursprung der Spielkarten, die Einführung des Leinenpapieres, und den Anfang der Holzschneidekunst in Europa zu erforschen.

      Leipzig, Selbstverlag (und Roch) 1784 -, 1801. - 2 Tle. in 2 Bänden. Mit 14 num. Kupfern auf 12 (8 mehrfach gefalt.) Tafeln. 2 Bl., 136 S.; XXII, 218 S. Dekorative Hldr.-Bde. im Stil d. Zt. Mit Schuber. 4°. Erste Ausgabe, mit dem zweiten Teil sehr selten! - Bigmore-W. I, 81. Hargrave 371. - Eines der ersten Bücher, in dem systematisch Spielkarten, ihre Herstellung, Verwendung und Geschichte behandelt sind. "A learned and practical treatise on the origin of playing-cards, the introduction of paper made from linen into the various countries of Europe, and the invention of wood-engraving, with many citations of authority for the statements made. The plates are very curious." - Der zweite Teil wurde von Roch aus dem Nachlass herausgegeben und mit einer Vorrede versehen, mit einem zweiten Untertitel: "Beyträge zu einer Geschichte der Schreibekunst", und enthält: Von der Holzschneidekunst in Europa (S. 1-18 und 151-176). Kurze Geschichte der (Schön-)Schreiberey (19-79). Versuch einer Geschichte der Bildschnitzerey und der Bildtreiberey in den Kirchen (80-82). Ueber die Geschichte der Mahlerey in den Kirchen (83-131). Ueber Glasmalerey (132-144). Malerey in Handschriften (145-150). Danach schließt sich ein ausführliches Register an. - Etw. gebräunt, tls. stärker braun- und stockfleckig, Tl. I teilw. unbeschnitten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Della Specola Astronomica de' Regi Studi di Palermo Libri Quattro.Palermo: Reale Stamperia, 1792. First edition.

      A fine copy, uncut in the original boards, of Piazzi's account of the Palermo Observatory, which he established, and where he made the observations that led to his discovery, on January 1, 1801, of the minor planet Ceres.<br/><br/> <i>Specola Astronomica</i> includes Piazzi's description of the astronomical instruments he had commissioned and assembled for the Palermo Observatory, the most famous of which was Jesse Ramsden's vertical circle, illustrated on the plates in this volume. A "large theodolite-type instrument was the 5-foot vertical circle which Ramsden made for Piazzi's new observatory at Palermo. Both Ramsden and Piazzi worked at this instrument, twice abandoned before its completion in August, 1789. The horizontal circle gave readings in azimuth read by a micrometer microscope, and the vertical, readings in altitude by two diametrically opposed microscopes. The divisions on the circles were illuminated by an inclined silver mirror fixed to each microscope, and the wires in the telescope eyepiece by transmitting light from a small instrument through the hollow tube-axis - two Ramsden innovations. This instrument, the finest complete circle hitherto made, formed the basis of Piazzi's astronomical work. With it he catalogued nearly 8000 stars, compiled a valuable table of refractions, and attempted to measure the parallax of several bright stars. The great labour involved in the catalogue is the more remarkable when we consider that each star was observed several times before its position was decided" (King, <i>History of the Telescope</i>, pp. 166-8, with the circle illustrated). <br/><br/> Summoned in 1780 by the viceroy of Sicily to fill the chair of higher mathematics at the Academy of Palermo, Piazzi was encouraged to establish an astronomical observatory, "and toward the end of the 1780s Piazzi went to England in order to obtain the best possible equipment. <br/><br/> "In England, Piazzi met Maskelyne, William Herschel, and Ramsden... The most important result of Piazzi's English visit... was the great five-foot vertical circle, a masterpiece of eighteenth-century technology, that he commissioned from Ramsden. It was installed in the observatory in the Santa Ninfa tower of the royal palace of Palermo in 1789, and is still preserved there. The Palermo observatory opened in 1790, and Piazzi was appointed its director, a post that he retained for most of the rest of his life. <br/><br/> "Having returned to Palermo, Piazzi took up the problem of the precise determination of the astronomical coordinates (direct ascension and declination) of the principal stars. Palermo was then the southernmost European observatory, and the favourable climatic conditions that it provided allowed him to study more stars than had been previously catalogued, with a greater degree of accuracy" (DSB). <br/><br/> Piazzi published two additional parts of this work, but without plates, in 1794 and 1806. <br/><br/> Lalande, p. 622 ("Ce grand et précieux ouvrage").. Folio (370 x 255 mm), pp. xxxii, 240 and 4 folding engraved plates (the first plate showing Ramsden's vertical circle measures 650 x 470 mm). Uncut and completely untouched in the original carta rustica, a very fine, fresh, and crisp copy. Rare

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        An Account of Travels Into the Interior of Southern Africa In the Years 1797 and 1798

      London: T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, Printed by A. Strahan, 1801. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Sir John Barrow (1764-1848) was born the son of Roger Barrow in the village of Dragley Beck, in the parish of Ulverston (then in Lancashire, now in Cumbria). He started in life as superintending clerk of an iron foundry at Liverpool and afterwards, in his twenties, taught mathematics at a private school in Greenwich. In 1797 he accompanied Lord Macartney, as private secretary in Maccartney&#39;s delicate mission to settle the government of the newly acquired colony of the Cape of Good Hope. Barrow was entrusted with the task of reconciling the Boer settlers and the native Black population and of reporting on the country in the interior. On his return from his journey, in the course of which he visited all parts of the colony, he was appointed auditor-general of public accounts. He now decided to settle in South Africa, married Anne Maria Trüter, and in 1800 bought a house in Cape Town. But the surrender of the colony at the peace of Amiens (1802) upset this plan. He returned to England in 1804, was appointed Second Secretary to the Admiralty by Viscount Melville, a post which he held for forty years. During his travels through South Africa, Barrow compiled copious notes and sketches of the countryside he was traversing. In his position at the Admiralty, Barrow was a great promoter of Arctic voyages of discovery, including those of John Ross, William Edward Parry, James Clark Ross, and John Franklin. The Barrow Strait in the Canadian Arctic as well as Point Barrow and the city of Barrow in Alaska are named after him. He is reputed to have been the initial proposer of St Helena as the new place of exile for Napoleon Bonaparte following the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Barrow was a fellow of the Royal Society, and in 1821 received the degree of LL.D from the University of Edinburgh. A baronetcy was conferred on him by Sir Robert Peel in 1835. He was also a member of the Raleigh Club, a forerunner of the Royal Geographical Society. He retired from public life in 1845 and devoted himself to writing a history of the modern Arctic voyages of discovery (1846), as well as his autobiography, published in 1847. He died suddenly on 23 November 1848. Here are two volumes from 1801 and 1804, both first editions, professionally rebacked to expertly marry the original calf boards to an extensively gilt and tooled brown leather spine with red title label. The condition of the binding is now fine. The contents are very good indeed. All the signature maps and fold-out illustrations of this edition are present, several hand-colored. Minor spotting is intermittent, but mostly confined to the early leaves of Volume I. The Volume I folding map has been professionally reinforced.

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        Dei delitti e delle pene edizione Rivista, corretta, e disposta secondo l'ordine della traduzione francese. Approvato dall'autore coll'aggiunta del commmentario alla detta opera di M. de Voltaire Tradotto da celebre autore.

      presso Andrea Mainardi 1801 - Milan, presso Andrea Mainardi, 1801. In 8 de 160pp. reliure en plein parchemin rigide de l'époque, pièce de titre de papier orange surlignée et soulignée de doubles filets dorés, rousseurs éparses, plus prononcées à certains endroits, tranches mouchetées de bleu, bon exemplaire. C'est sous le couvert de l'anonymat et seulement âgé de 26 ans que l'auteur (1738-1794) décida la publication à Livourne de ce traité qui devait modifier toute l'histoire du code pénal. Dans cet ouvrage, Beccaria posa les bases de la réflexion moderne en matière de droit pénal. Il proposa de limiter le pouvoir des juges, distingua le droit et la morale, refusa de punir l'intention, individualisa la peine et posa le principe de la proportionnalité entre les délits et les peines. Farouche opposant à la peine de mort, il proposa de transformer cette sentence en peine plus ou moins longue selon la gravité des crimes. Un des ouvrages les plus influents de toute l'histoire de la criminologie. L'édition originale de cet oeuvre fut publiée en 1766 à Lausanne dans une traduction de Morellet. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN HISTORICAL TOUR IN MONMOUTHSHIRE; Illustrated with Views by Sir R.C. Hoare

      T. Cadell, Jun and W. Davies 1801. . 1st Ed. 2 vols. in 1. Sm. 4to. [xii] + v + [iii] + 31* + 208pp. + [XII] + pp.(209-433) + 433* + [vii]. + [i] Advert. 55 views, 2 maps including 1 folding, 11 ports, 7 town plans, 16 ground plans (2 bound in upside down), folding facsimile, 3 pedigrees, vignettes throughout. Sl. cropped losing approx. ½&#148; from the height and just over ¼&#148; from the width of the leaves, signature S4 repaired, prelims. to vol. 1 lightly waterstained to leading corner, some mainly marginal browning, marbled e.ps. and edges, later calf boards with blind and gilt tooling to edges, some marking, rebacked with original spine laid down, gilt dec. raised bands with gilt motifs and gilt lettered title label to spine. William Coxe (1747-1828). Archdeacon and historian. His main interest was in publishing accounts of his travels and working on the family papers of his noble patrons. It was his friend and patron Sir Richard Colt Hoare who persuaded him to accompany him on a tour of Monmouthshire in the autumn of 1789. Hoare, who made a number of drawings, sixty of which subsequently appeared in the above work, encouraged him to return to Monmouthshire twice during 1799 to interview countless gentry and amplify his notes. The author declared he spent five months in the county and travelled some fifteen hundred miles: The result of his enquiries &#145;An Historical Tour ...&#146;, although disclaiming any pretension to being a history of the county, and despite its plodding style, is much fuller and more valuable than the accounts of most other travellers in Wales during the late eighteenth century.& D.N.B. &#39;...he devoted himself chiefly to a series of memoirs, which are of great value for the history of the eighteenth century...&#39; Additional postage may be necessary. US$640

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        A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain;

      [by T. Davison; and R. Noble] for G. and J. Robinson, G. Kearsley, and T. N. Longman and O. Rees,, London 1801 - A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain; Divided into Journeys. Interspersed with Useful Observations; Particularly Calculated for the Use of those who are Desirous of Travelling over England & Scotland. Two folding hand-coloured maps (in vols.1 and 2). Six volumes. 8vo. [208 x 128 x 180 mm]. viii, cclxxiv, 164, [16] pp; viii, 391, [17] pp; vi, 416, [18] pp; viii, 401, [17] pp; x, 377, [17] pp; viii, 391, [14] pp. Bound in the original blue boards, white paper spines, lettered on a printed label, uncut edges. (Small loss of paper at head of spines on vols.1 and 5, splits to joints and a few minor marks). Contained in a new slipcase covered with marbled paper. Vol.3 was printed by Noble and the others by Davison. A very good copy in the original boards. Cruttwell had previously compiled a Gazetteer of France (1793) and The New Universal Gazetteer (1798). Booklabel of Trevor Shaw, bought from Ken Spelman in 1988.

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        The Public Acts in Force; Passed by the Legislature of Barbados

      1801. Compiled Acts of the Barbados Legislature, 1801, With a Digest [Barbados]. Moore, Samuel, Editor. The Public Acts in Force; Passed by the Legislature of Barbados, From May 11th 1762 to April 8th 1800, Inclusive; Carefully Compared and Examined with the Acts in the Secretary&#39;s Office of the Said Island: A Digested Abridgment of the Said Acts; And, An Index: With a Table of Said Acts; And, A Table of All the Acts Passed During the Above Period, Which are Private or Not in Force. London: Printed for Samuel Moore, 1801. xxiv, 435; [iv], 79, [9] pp. Two parts, each with title page and individual pagination. Octavo (9-1/2" x 5-3/4"). Later buckram, red and black lettering pieces to spine, endpapers renewed. Some soiling, light shelfwear, some chipping to lettering pieces, front hinge cracked, "Advertisement" signed by Moore affixed to front free endpaper. Some toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Residue of location label to spine, stamp to title page, annotations to verso. * The first nineteenth-century compilation. With index, side-notes and subscriber list. Dealing with a wide range of topics, these volumes are useful for their insights into the daily life of the colony and the mechanisms of colonial administration. Colonized by the British in 1625, Barbados remained a British possession until 1966. It always enjoyed a large measure of autonomy; its House of Assembly held its first meeting in 1639. The signed Advertisement guarantees the authenticity of this edition. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (at the University of Minnesota law library). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:295.

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        The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. Dean of St. Patrick&#39;s, Dublin

      London: J. Johnson, J. Nichols et al, 1801. Nineteen volumes complete - Volume One - ix, [3], iii-xviii, 540pp, [2]; Volume Two - xlvi, xxii, 23-428pp; Volume Three - 456pp; Volume Four - 440pp; Volume Five - iv, 472pp; Volume Six - xvi, 358pp; Volume Seven - vii, [1], 436pp; Volume Eight - [2], 438pp; Volume Nine - iv, 426pp; Volume Ten - [2], 397pp, [1]; Volume Eleven - viii, 486pp; Volume Twelve - viii, 495pp, [1]; Volume Thirteen - viii, 472pp; Volume Fourteen - [4], 385pp, [1]; Volume Fifteen - [4], 431pp, [1]; Volume Sixteen - iv, 375pp, [1]; Volume Seventeen - v, 480pp; Volume Eighteen - vii, [1], 464pp and Volume Nineteen - vi, 396pp. Uniform half calf and marbled paper over boards, smooth spines divided into five panels, running title to second panel, volume number to fourth, third panel has a later calf title label, remaining panels with rectangular gilt device. Spines lightly faded, rubbed to extremities, previous owners armorial bookplate (Sir Baldwin Leighton - presumably the Seventh Baronet, but possibly the Sixth) to front boards and previous owners name again to front pastedowns. Internally some browning and foxing, usually light, but occasionally heavier, occasional soiling but generally fairly clean, one or two gatherings slightly loose, but attached, black ink mark to ffep of volume one, frontispiece off-set onto title. Half-title and engraved portrait frontispiece to volume one. The first of the "Nichols&#39;s" editions, Teerink-Scouten 129. First Thus. Half Calf and Boards. Good. 8vo.

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