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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 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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      Londra, A. Strahan pour Cadell, Davies, 18013 voll. In-8° Legatura originale in piena pelle spruzzata  color avana. Autore, titolo e fregi impressi in oro al dorso del II e III volume, muto il dorso del I che risulta rifatto.  XII, da V a LXX (numerazione mancante per errore ai primi due fogli ma completa), (2), 434; VIII, 430; XV, 451 pagine numerate. 4 carte topografiche  (di cui due ripiegate) e 8 tavole fuori testo nel primo volume; 1 carta topografica ripiegata e 8 tavole fuori testo nel secondo;  7 tavole fuori testo nel terzo.  L’opera, in quarta edizione  e rara a trovarsi  completa, contiene  tutte le tavole in acquatinta seppia e mappe incise su rame elencate negli indici. La prima edizione venne pubblicata nel 1779 ed ebbe subito un enorme successo, seguirono svariate traduzioni e numerose ristampe. “L’opera, pur essendo dedicata prevalentemente alla Svizzera, contiene diverse lettere aventi come argomento il Monte Bianco, in particolare la 39 fa la cronistoria dei tentativi di salita fino alla prima ascensione inclusa” (Réan, p.35). Le 24 vedute, raffinate e piacevoli, furono tratte dai disegni di Smith ed eseguite da Alken. Esemplare in buono stato conservativo al loro interno, si segnala la completa ricostruzione del dorso della legatura al primo tomo ed una macchia nera al margine inferiore del piatto del medesimo . ITALIANO

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        Letters on the cultivation of the Otaheite Cane;

      London, 1801. xv + 301pp + folding table. 1st ed., fine in full calf, rebacked and with later spine and end papers. The author was a well known planter in St Kitts and gives a detailed account of sugar estate management. In a speech delivered before the General Assembly of the Leeward Islands in March 1798, and here published, he urges the immediate abolition of the slave trade on the grounds that the planters would profit by the cessation of importations of untrained and unruly Africans.

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        The history civil and commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies.

      John Stockdale, London, 1801. 3 vols. xxiv + 576pp + viii + 617pp + xxxii + 477pp + 22 folding plates and maps. Third ed. with additions. Tone spotting to plates and maps mostly confined to margins otherwise very clean in modern grey sugar papers with paper labels. A handsome set. This edition includes a Historical Survey of St Domingo plus 'A tour through the Windward Islands' by Sir William Young, 'Historical Account of the Constitution of Jamaica, Hortus Eastensis or a catalogue of exotic plants in the garden of Hinton East in Jamaica, Postscript to the survey of St Domingo and 'History of the war in the West Indies.' This edition includes individual island maps and fine engraved views.

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        Of Rural Sports (2 Volumes only)

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

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        L'ITALIA NEI CENTO ANNI DEL SECOLO XIX (giorno per giorno) 5 VOLUMI CON ASTUCCIO., Milano (dal 1900 al 1918), Vallardi

      (formato 19 h 14 base 7 prof.) Cinque volumi "allo stato di nuovo" con astuccio. pp. LXX+1370 (1801-1825); LXX+1760 (1825-1850); XVI+1728 (1850-1875); XXX+1340(1875-1900). Notissima cronologia del Comandini, assai apprezzata ed oggettivamente pregevole per la grandissima quantità di materiale documentario, ampie note anche per i ritratti, riproduzioni di importanti documenti, medaglie. ecc. L'edizione comprende TUTTO L'OTTOCENTO GIORNO PER GIORNO. Le varie tavole sono più di 2500 ed i ritratti circa 4000. Alla fine di ogni volume preziosi indici. (a richiesta possiamo inviare foto)

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        A Journey from London to the Isle of Wight

      98, Pall-Mall, London: Edward Harding, 1801 2 Vols complete, VG, 2 maps, 47 pls. In uniform contemporary half brown calf with brown speckled boards, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spines, relaid retaining the old, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to black leather labels. Internally, some offsetting, light browning and foxing, text block edges speckled, 49 plates and 2 maps, as called for. Vol 1, London to Dover, 1801, hand coloured frontis folding map, lacks half title, (iii-ix), [3], 205 pp, 27 pls. Vol 2, Dover to the Isle of Wight, 1 hand coloured map frontis, [6], 217 pp, 20 pls, [1], [2] adverts, one of the plates is a large pull out of the Brighton Pavilion, fep watermarked Basford 1812, printed at the Oriental Press by Wilson & Co, Wild Court, Lincolns In Fields, London, has the rare Chillingworth portrait. Minimal edge browning, spotting. A Lovely set. (Lowndes 1824. Allibone 1554. Graesse 192) Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer whose many travels to London were published as A Journey from Chester to London in 1782. Other tours were edited by his son David, and published posthumously: A Journey from London to the Isle of Wight (1801); A Tour from Downing to Alston Moor (1801); and A Tour from Alston Moor to Harrowgate and Brimham Crags (1804). Also An Account of London, which took the form of a tour around the capital: Boswell rated it highly. See ODNB.

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        The Maggot-bearing Stapelia

      Dr. Thornton Hinde StreetLondon:: Dr. Thornton, Hinde Street,. 1801.. Elephant folio aquatint, stipple and line, printed in color and finished by hand from Dr. Thornton's landmark work the "Temple of Flora". This is the 1st state of this print. This striking catus-like image shows the strong vertical fleshy leaves, with an open orangey bloom open in the center. The background has the appearance of a Rocky Mountain scene, with a large pine tree and mountain off to the right, a cloud above it. There is a river in the middle ground, with a snake & fly in the foreground. Henderson, pinx., Caldwall, sculp. July 1, 1801.Impression mark 40 x 52 cm, with wide margins. Dunthorne p. 250, State I. Very strong impression with bright original color.

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        Voyage de découvertes, à l'océan Pacifique du nord, et autour du monde, exécuté pendant les années 1790. 1795

      Paris., (1801-2).. b/w plates, maps. Second French edition, and the first in this format, of Vancouver’s important voyage to the northwest coast. The views include the Mission of San Carlos, and the Presidio of Monterey, probably the first published views of California. The important Map of New Albion shows the California coast from San Diego to San Francisco. The atlas volume is complete with 17 views, 1 small map and 8 folding maps. Howes V-23. Vancouver had served on Cook’s second and third voyages, and was sent to this area to reclaim British territorial rights. Bound in original paper wrappers, uncut, with one paper spine label lacking. Two of the text volumes reinforced with brown paper. Some chipping and staining, but unusual in original wrappers, and very good condition inside.

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        Reise durch einige schwedische Provinzen bis zu den südlichern Wohnplätzen der nomadischen Lappen.

      Mit mahlerischen Ansichten nach der Natur gezeichnet von Carl Gustav Gillberg. Hamburg, bey B. G. Hoffmann, 1801. 8:o. Grav. front,XIV,312,(1) s. & 13 utvikbara grav. plr. Trevligt samtida tyskt marmorerat pappbd med röd titeletikett i papp. Ryggen ngt nött upp- och nedtill. Frontespisen och planscherna genomgående ngt lagerfläckiga. Med samtida grav. exlibris.. Bring Itineraria svecana 322. Boken kom även ut som band 15 i "Neuere Geschichte der See- und Land-Reisen". Schmidt var rektor vid tyska skolan i Stockholm och reste 1799 i sällskap med fortifikationskonduktören Gillberg i Uppland, Västmanland, Dalarna, Gästrikland, Hälsingland, Härjedalen och Jämtland. Planscherna avbildar en Mälarvy, Månsgruvan i Norberg, Säter, Båtsta, Sjugare, John-Nils-stöten i Falun, Järvsö, Sånfjället, Ljusnedals bruk, Ruten och Vigeln, samevistet i Gröndalen, Älvkarleby fors och Dannemora gruva. De är utförda av Gillberg och Akrell efter förlagor av den förstnämnde

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        The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales, collected out of Ancient Manuscripts

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

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        Oeuvres de Plutarque 1-23.

      Paris, L´imprimerie de Cussac, 1801-1804. 23 volumes with 22 engraved plates. Contemporary half leather. Exlibris

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        De l'education d'un homme sauvage, ou des premiers developpemens physiques et moraux du jeune sauvage de l'Aveyron [The Wild Boy of Aveyron]

      Goujon fils An X. Paris: Goujon fils, An X., [1801]. Hard Cover. First Edition of this famous work. Jean Itard (1774-1838) was a French doctor who was known as an educator of deaf-mutes. He tried to test his educational theories in the celebrated case of Victor - The Wild Boy - of Aveyron. The boy was found in the woods in a feral state and was believed to have lived there for years. Itard worked to make the boy Ònormal,Ó but failed. In this first report Itard was optimistic about the feral childÕs prospects for language acquisition and socialization. In his 1807 second report his conclusions were much more pessimistic, as even after a number of years of intensive education the boy had been unable to learn to speak. ItardÕs methods, described in his two reports, were based upon the philosopher CondillacÕs analytical approach to the acquisition of knowledge, which had been used with success in the teaching of deaf-mutes. However, Itard created a new system of pedagogy in adapting this approach to the needs of this extraordinary boy. [Haskell Norman Catalog 1144]. A small octavo bound in modern marbled brown paper covered boards with gilt-stamped spine. Lacking the frontispiece portrait of the ÒWild BoyÓ and trimmed a bit closely at the top margin, otherwise very good with minor foxing. With two minor early corrections to pages 45-46 and an early marginal ink comment to page 7. Signed as usual by Itard and Goujon on the verso of the title page to prevent piracy. 100 pages. Very Good.

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        Samlade underrättelser til urskiljande af gode och pålitlige från gamle och oduglige medicamenter, samt utväg at kunna pröfva illa tilredde och förfalskade.

      Sthlm, A. J. Nordström, 1801. 8:o. 144 s. Häftad i samtida ngt nött mörkblått pappomslag. Rödstänkta snitt. Det första arket delvis loss. Inlagan med någon enstaka småfläck och en pappersförlust i inre marginalen på s. 143. Samtida tillägg i bläck på s. 132. Trevligt ex. med Gustaf H. J. Dahls exlibris.. "På det derföre både unge läkare, som föreskrifva, och sjuke, som skola nyttja hvarjehanda botemedel, må kunna känna deras säkra tilförlitlighet; så har jag så väl til dessas tjenst, som äfven till herrar apothekares egen säkerhet och frikallande från sådana tilmälen, som de icke förtjena, uti följande kårta underrättelser, upte och anföra, hvarpå et medicaments antingen godhet och styrka, eller kraftlöshet och förfalskning, beror." Carl Magnus Blom kom till Uppsala 1755 och avlade examen under Linnés presidium 1763. Han följde Linné på dennes utflykter och exkursioner, företog flera botaniska resor till hembygden i Hedemoratrakten och fick även vid några tillfällen möjligheten att göra egna botaniska iakttagelser i utlandet. Större delen av sitt liv levde han sedan som provinsialläkare i Hedemora. Han var en flitig brevskrivare och bland adressaterna märks främst Carl Peter Thunberg och Samuel Ödmann. Apotekaren Gustaf H. J. Dahl hade en väl vald samling medicin, farmakologi, veterinärmedicin, brunnslitteratur, botanik och annan naturvetenskap samt litteratur om Hälsingland. Hans fina bibliotek såldes på auktion 1943

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        Edman, (1801). 8:o.

      (12),123,(1) s. & 1 utvikbar handkolorerad grav. karta. Häftad och oskuren i ngt nött samtida gråpappersomslag. Ryggen ngt defekt. Enstaka lagerfläckar. Med Axel Johanssons namnteckning. Fint ex. ur Gunnar Brusewitz bibliotek.. Bygdén Landskapet Uplands och Stockholms stads historiskt topografiska beskrifning s. 28. Kartan är graverad av E. Åkerland. Deltitelbladet har texten "Beskrifning på lands-, härads- och sokne-vägar, samt gästgifvare-gårdar, uti Upsala höfdingedöme, med utsatt miltal, så väl emellan hvarje gästgifvare-gård, som ifrån Upsala, jämte anteckning på kyrkor, kungs-gårdar, boställen, säterier, bruk, samt andra bebygde och märkbara orter, som vid hvar väg förekomma"

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        Handbok för fiskare.

      Jemte recepter på bepröfwade agnämnen, tjenlig föda för sumpfisk; och andra mindre kända fiskarekonster. Öfwersättning från tyskan. Sthlm, C. F. Marquard, 1801. 8:o. 144 s. Häftad i nött samtida gråpappersomslag med trasig rygg. Oskuren. Lätta lagerfläckar och bitvis lite solkig. Ljus fuktrand i övre marginalen på titelbladet och på s. 75 till slutet. Med B. Hallgrens namnteckningar på titelbladet och överstruken namnteckning på främre omslags insida.. Lundberg s. 53

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        Handbok för fiskare. Jemte recepter på bepröfwade agnämnen, tjenlig föda för sumpfisk; och andra mindre kända fiskarekonster. Öfwersättning från tyskan.

      Stockholm, C. F. Marquard, 1801. (9) + 10-144 s. Nytt svart halvskinnband, marmorerade pärmpapper, marmorerade snitt. 18 X 10,5 cm Med enstaka små bruna fläckar

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

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

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        Archaeologie der Baukunst der Grieschen und Römer von C.

      L. Stieglitz. I-II:1-2. Weimar, Industri-Contoirs, 1801. 8vo. X,+ 331,+ (1) pp.+ 15 engr. plates; (2),+ 326; (2),+ 356,+ (1) pp.+ 32 engr. plates with 36 figs. Engraved vignettes in text. Small stain pp. 355-356 in part II:2. Worn contemporary half calf, spine gilt. Graesse VI, 496. Not in Cicognara. All published. C. L. Stieglitz (1756-1836), art historian from Leipzig who wrote several books on classical architecture

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        "Alten, Port De Mer" + "Altengaard"

      2 stk. akvatinter, hver ca. 27x45cm Stockholm 1801-02 De to trykkene er de første prospektene over Alta og var med i Skjöldebrands verk"Voyage pittoresque au Cap Nord". Begge to er både tegnet og trykket av Skjøldebrand selv.På trykket "Altengaard" oppgis det "Habitation de l'Amtman de la Laponie norvégienne".. Eiler H. Schiøtz "Utlendingers reiser i Norge" nr. 966a, plansje 41 og 51, Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum "Voyage pittoresque - Reiseskildringer fra nord" Tromsø 2005, side 16 - 20

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        Fox Hunting, Going into Cover

      London: Published by E. Bell, No. 45 Islington Road near Sadlers Wells, August 1, 1801. Mezzotint. Printed on laid paper. In good condition. Trimmed just outside the platemark on all sides. Faint printer's crease in upper right corner of plate. Image size: 20 x 25 1/2. 21 5/8 x 26 3/4 inches. 22 1/2 x 27 1/8 inches. This lovely image is the second plate in a set of four hunting mezzotints engraved by Edward Bell after paintings by George Morland. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England's most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. Morland was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. Morland is considered a master of genre, his beautiful paintings depict with insightful subtlety the tender side of English country life. This beautiful print is the second plate in a set of four mezzotints engraved by Edward Bell in the spring of 1800. Primarily a genre painter, Morland only produced a few sporting paintings during his career and this beautiful set is considered some of his best work. The image depicts a group of hunters and their dogs in pursuit of the fox. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p. 190

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        Red-bellied Macaw (L'Ara Macavouanne) [Pl. 7]

      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. 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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        The Bakerian Lecture: On the Mechanism of the Eye,

      pp.23-88 within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 91, Parts I, II, (complete), bound in one volume for 1801, * Garrison-Morton 1487: "Includes the first description of astigmatism, with measurements and optical constants." In his decade of research on vision, light and colour, Young solved the major problems still left in eighteenth century theory, and introduced new problems for the nineteenth, earning for himself the epithet, "father of physiological optics." The present paper has been called "the most important treatise on physiological optics published up to that time" (Hirschberg/Blodi V, 22). Young described his improvement on the optometer, analyzed the optics of the eye, made optometric measurements of its dimensions, and computed the changes in focal length for near and far vision. He made the first exact measurements of the visual field, and the first series of measurements on refraction and accommodative power. To show that changes of shape take place in the lens, he made use of his own astigmatism, giving the first clinical description of astigmatism. * Presented within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 138, Parts I, II, (complete), bound in one volume for 1801, comprising, vi, 456pp, quarto, with 33 engraved plates, some extending, late 20thC library cloth with a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title, foot of last leaves and occasionally elsewhere, title, preliminaries and a few other leaves silked - as are some edges of extending plates, and also one of the plates in the Young paper, London, Bulmer, [Royal Society],1801. * A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. Other papers include: HERSCHEL (William) Observations Tending to Investigate the Nature of the Sun, in Order to Find the Causes or Symptoms of Its Variable Emission of Light and Heat; With Remarks on the Use That May Possibly Be Drawn from Solar Observations, pp.265-318; WITH: Additional Observations Tending to Investigate the Symptoms of the Variable Emission of the Light and Heat of the Sun; With Trials to Set Aside Darkening Glasses, by Transmitting the Solar Rays through Liquids; And a Few Remarks to Remove Objections That Might Be Made against Some of the Arguments Contained in the Former Paper, pp.354-362; DAVY (Humphry) An Account of Some Galvanic Combinations, Formed by the Arrangement of Single Metallic Plates and Fluids, Analogous to the New Galvanic Apparatus of Mr. Volta, pp.397-402; HULME (Nathaniel) A Continuation of the Experiments and Observations on the Light Which is Spontaneously Emitted from Various Bodies; With Some Experiments and Observations on Solar Light, When Imbibed by Canton's Phosphorus, pp.403-426; COOPER (Astley) Farther Observations on the Effects Which Take Place from the Destruction of the Membrana Tympani of the Ear; With an Account of an Operation for the Removal of a Particular Species of Deafness, pp.435-450.

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        Livre du Marriage,

      49, Rue Richelieu, Paris: L. Curmer (Henri Leon) 1801-1870, 1838 Contenant Les Ceremonies et la Messe du Mariage, Les Ceremonies du Bapteme, La Messe des Relevailles, avec des lectures Edifiantes Tirees des Orateurs Chretiens, etc.In cream silk covers with decorative tooling, armorial device and initials in gilt within a double ruled gilt box, corners and edges lightly rubbed and worn. Spine, title and tooling in gilt, edges very lightly rubbed, top joint worn slightly. Internally, attractive gilt borders, silk endpapers, Baronial bookplate to fpd, label to verso fep (Susse Freres, Place de la Bourse 31, Passage des Panoramas 8, Paris), half title, tissue guarded frontis and additional title page with coloured vignette present, title page with coloured vignette, [30], 364 pp, 4 plates, + additional tp, + 1 loosely inserted trimmed plate, numerous floral boundaries and small vignettes, text block edges in gilt, text mostly in French, some in Latin and French in double columns. A sumptuous production! and dare I say rare!!

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      Paris: De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet, Chez Maradan, 1801 Crevecoeur, Michel Guillaume Jean de. .JOURNEY INTO NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA AND THE STATE OF NEW YORK. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1964. Translated by Clarissa Spencer Bostelmann. Her Copy. First Edition. Tall 8vo., 619pp. An excellent copy in dustwrapper. The first complete English translation of Crevecoeur's monumental oeuvre. CSB's presentation, inscribed to her mother on the ffe: "For my Mother, / peerless inspiration / Devotedly / Clarissa / April 1964". Mrs. C. S. Bostelmann small blue address sticker at the top of the ffe with 6 lines of relevant manuscript notes at the bottom. "More than a book of travel , Journey...expresses Crevecoeur's belief in the corruption of Old World civilization and his prophecy that the American Revolution would bring harmony, abundance, and democracy. This is a book rich in early American lore." Custom TBCL Slipcase. With:    Crevecoeur, Michel-Guillaume St. Jean de. VOYAGE DANS LA HAUTE PENSYLVANIE ET DANS L'ETAT DE NEW YORK PAR UN MEMBRE ADOPTIF DE LA NATION ONEIDA TRADUIT ET PUBLIE PAR L'AUTEUR DES LETTRES D'UN CULTIVATEUR AMERICAN. Paris: De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet, Chez Maradan, 1801. First Edition. Three Octavo Volumes: [xxxii], 1-427; [xiv], 434; [xii], 409, [1], pp., eleven finely engraved plates, both views and maps of which 7 are folding. A very good lightly rubbed set in solid antiquarian condition; with the text blocks clean & fresh & free of blemish. The translator, Clarissa Spencer Bostelmann's set with strong original provenance; the bookplate of Samuel W. Pennypacker [1843 - 1916 / Governor of Pennsylvania from 1903 to 1907, Americanist, President of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania] on the front pastedown of each volume.  These volumes are finely printed and illustrated. Of special note are: the portrait of Washington engraved from a cameo executed by Madame Brehan in NY (1789); the powerful pictures of an Onondaga sachem and Koohassen ,an Oneida warrior; and the fine maps & plans, including a large folding map of the Southern United States, engraved by Tardieu. "Original work of this author, presented under the guise of a translation." - Howes Only his initials appear at the end of the dedication to George Washington. "This work is distinguished by its valuable details on the aboriginal tribes, and their gradual disappearance. No other writer has so well described the Indian great councils, or assemblies, where they deliberate on their public interests.". Howes C884; Sabin 17501; Brunet II, 424    Crevecoeur [1731-1813] traveled widely in America after the French & Indian War, and became a naturalized citizen in 1765. In the Revolution he chose the Loyalist side, and during the War he resided in France. During this separation from his adopted home he wrote: LETTERS FROM AN AMERICAN FARMER. "This volume was more widely read in England & Europe and had a greater influence in attracting its readers to America than any other book of the period" - Vail 674. When he returned to America in 1783 he found that his home had been burnt by Indians, and that his wife and children were gone. This present work was written during the difficult years of the French Revolution. It was intended to be merely a fourth volume of the "Letters From an American Farmer", but Crevecoeur eventually created an entirely new work. In its pages one discovers the final evolution of his ideas, intimate observations, and dreams about America. It is filled with details on the gradual disappearance of the aboriginal tribes and the great Indian Councils. He also had intimate knowledge of the characters of the founding fathers. Crevecoeur was, for many years, the French Consul in New York and enjoyed the friendship of Washington, Franklin, and other leaders. The author spent nearly 25 years in America, saw Washington, in 1774, come to the first Congress fresh from his farm, witnessed his extraordinary career, and in 1797, saw him return to private life as an agriculturalist.   . Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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

      Berlin und Stettin, (Nicolai), 1801.. Mit 66 Abb. auf 17 Kupfertafeln. 2 Bl., XI S., S. (5)-179. Dekorativer HLdr. im Stil d. Zt.

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        Tragedie. opere varie filosofico-politiche milano presso pirrotta e maspero stampatori-librai 1801-1802

      Otto volumi (cinque di Tragedie, tre di Opere varie) in-16° (cm 17,3 x 10,8), pp. 323, (1), 300; 339, (1); 356, (2); 347, (1); VIII, 232; 267, (1); 287, (1), legatura ottocentesca in mezza tela con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso. Tagli a spruzzo. Normali segni del tempo alla legatura. All'antiporta del Volume primo delle Tragedie, tavola fuori testo con ritratto dell'Alfieri inciso su rame da Giovanni Boggi (qualche piccola abrasione e qualche piccolo difetto all'altezza del volto). Nella parte inferiore del contropiatto anteriore di ciascun volume, targhetta pubblicitaria, in carta colorata, di "Luigi Pantalini. Cartolajo e Legatore di Libri d'ogni qualità. Corsia del Giardino 1227 In Milano". Pochi, piccoli restauri, perfettamente eseguiti, in particolare qualche strappetto rimarginato. Normali segni d'uso e del tempo, nel complesso esemplare molto ben conservato. Di seguito, il dettaglio del contenuto dei singoli volumi: Tragedie. Voume primo. Lettera del Calsabigi all'autore; Risposta dell'autore; Parere dell'autore su l'arte comica in Italia; Filippo; Polinice; Antigone. Volume secondo. Virginia; Agamennone; Oreste; Rosmunda. Volume terzo. Ottavia; Timoleone; Merope; Lettera del Cesarotti sulle tre suddette Tragedie; Note dell'autore, che servono di risposta al signor Cesarotti; Maria Stuarda. Volume quarto. La congiura de' Pazzi; Don Garzia; Saul; Agide; Sofonisba. Volume quinto. Bruto primo; Mirra; Bruto secondo; Parere dell'autore su ciascheduna delle presenti tragedie; Su l'invenzione di tutte; Su la sceneggiatura; Su lo stile. Opere Varie filosofico-politiche: Volume primo. Del principe e delle lettere libri tre. Volume secondo. Della tirannide libri due; La virtù sconosciuta, dialogo; Panegirico di Plinio a Trajano. Volume terzo. L'Etruria vendicata, poema in quattro canti. L'America libera, odi; Parigi sbastigliato, ode; Sonetti; Le mosche e le api, favoletta; Versi di vario metro.

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      London: Printed by C. Clarke ... Published by T. Egerton, 1801-2.. Two volumes. xvi,209;viii,258pp. plus fifty-two sepia aquatint plates, an aquatint title in the first volume, and an engraved map in each volume. Small quarto. Contemporary diced Russia, spines gilt extra, marbled edges. Numerous woodcuts in text and as tailpieces. Bound without half-titles, two adjacent text gatherings in second volume show moderate foxing, usual offset from aquatints to facing text leaves, otherwise a bright attractive set. Second edition. First published, in folio, in 1782 (see Abbey 430).

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        Voyages au Mont-Perdu et dans la Partie adjacente des Hautes-Pyrénées

      Folding engraved frontis. & five folding engraved plates. iv, 392 pp. 8vo, cont. polished calf, triple gilt fillet round sides, flat spine richly gilt, green morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: Belin, 1801. First edition. Ramond (1755-1827), is considered to be one of the founders of geology in France. "In the summer of 1797 Ramond attempted to reach the summit of Mont-Perdu (now Monte Perdido, in Spain) in the central Pyrenees, which he erroneously believed to be the highest peak of the range...The summit was not reached, but the party made the unexpected discovery of abundant fossil remains of marine shells in the limestone strata at an altitude of about 10,000 feet... "He published a new account of his several journeys in the Pyrenees in Voyages au Mont-Perdu (Paris, 1801)...Ramond's researches in the Pyrenees have received little notice in the histories of geology and botany, but his discovery of abundant fossils in calcareous sediments at a great altitude was undoubtedly a momentous one. At that time it was widely thought that the highest mountains were composed of granite, 'the oldest work of the sea,' and other 'primitive' rocks; against them lay steeply inclined non-fossiliferous bedded rocks, chemically deposited or derived by erosion from the primitive mountains. Fossiliferous sediments, horizontally bedded or gently inclined, were believed to be confined to a lower level. These ideas, first clearly stated by Pallas, had been accepted and taught by Werner in Freiberg. Thus, Ramond's discovery was a revolutionary one, which required new explanations of geological structures."-D.S.B., XI, pp. 272-73. A very fine and pretty copy of a rather uncommon book. ❧ Zittel, pp. 102-03. .

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

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

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      London: Thomas Bensley for R. Bowyer, 1801. FIRST EDITIONS in book form. All Three of Mayer's Works on the Middle East,In Handsome Staggemeier & Welcher Russia 483 x 333 mm (19 x 13 1/8"). Three separately published works bound in one volume. VERY FINE CONTEMPORARY RUSSIA, ELABORATELY GILT, BY STAGGEMEIER & WELCHER (their ticket on front flyleaf), covers gilt with frame of Greek-key rolls on either side of a cresting roll, this frame enclosing another role of linked palmettes, raised bands, spine expertly rebacked retaining original backstrip, its compartments with unusual Egyptian hieroglypic designs, turn-ins with gilt chain roll, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With engraved frontispiece portrait of the artist and 96 FINE HAND-COLORED AQUATINT VIEWS OF THE NEAR EAST. Front pastedown with bookplate of Dayton Art Institute (but sold with their authorization at auction). Abbey "Travel" 369; Colas 2018, 2020, 2012; Lipperheide 1461; Brunet III, 1556. Corners slightly bumped, a few small portions of the spine with vague crackles, occasional minor offsetting from plates, isolated faint marginal foxing, thumbing, or rust spots, but still A FINE COPY, especially clean and fresh internally, with generous margins and richly colored plates, and in a solidly restored, lustrous binding that retains virtually all of its original considerable appeal. This work contains views and accounts of travel in pre-Napoleonic Egypt, Palestine and "in Caramania, a part of Asia Minor hitherto unexplored," along "with some curious selections from the islands of Rhodes and Cyprus, and the celebrated cities of Corinth, Carthage, and Tripoli." A student of Piranesi, Mayer (1755-1803) made the illustrations when he was employed as the personal view painter for Sir Robert Ainslie, British ambassador at Constantinople from 1776-92. Houfe says that Mayer "was the most accurate delineator of the Near East before David Roberts." The scenes here are quite memorable, not only for the impressive views of ancient monuments, but for their glimpses in to the lives and culture of the people. In addition to rather thrilling depictions of the exploration of Egyptian tombs, we see the luxurious domain of the wife of a Cairo merchant and the military exercises of the mamalukes, soldier-slaves who served the Ottoman provincial rulers--both of these things that would not be encountered by the ordinary traveller. Ainslie was an especially successful envoy, who adopted the Turkish manner of living and was thus more accepted and respected by the Ottomans than most foreigners. His good relations with his hosts no doubt procured access for his artist to areas generally barred to Westerners. The fine binding is by the German immigrant binders Staggemeier and Welcher, who were in partnership in London from about 1799 to 1810. Like Kalthoeber and several others German binders, they came to England to satisfy the fashionable need among gentry and nobility for elegant bindings, and "in their heyday Staggemeier and Welcher were one of the most prolific workshops producing 'extra' quality work in London." (Maggs Catalogue 1212) They were known for bindings with typically tasteful and often elaborate gilt decoration. The unusual hieroglyphic stamps used on the spine decoration are particularly appropriate and may have been developed expressly for copies of this work. The British Library Database of Bookbindings lists a copy of "Views of Egypt"in black stright-grain morocco by Staggemeier and Welcher "decorated with Egyptian symbols.

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        THE GENUINE WORKS of FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS, the Learned and Authentic Jewish Historian, and Celebrated Warrior (Three Volumes - Complete)

      Edinburgh: Thomas and John Turnbull. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1801. Hard Cover. All three volumes bound in full tree calf. The spines in six compartments separated by gilt-ruled lines. Titles on red leather labels in gilt, with the volume numbers in ornate decorated circular red labels. 8vo. (iv) , 585; 542; 613,(56) pp. Volume I (1801) , containing the first 11 books of The Antiquities of the Jews, has a lovely frontispiece engraving of Josephus ("Engraved for Thomas and John Turnbull's Edition of Whiston's Josephus"). The frontispiece in Volume II (1802) , containing the last nine books of The Antiquities of the Jews, is a fold-out map of "The Holy Land & Adjacent Countries." This map has almost separated from the book but is complete. The frontispiece for Volume III (1802) , which contains the seven books of The Jewish War, the two books of Against Apion and A Discourse Concerning Hades, is also a fold-out map entitled "Plan of Jerusalem from the Most Approved Authorities." This map is torn in several places but is complete. A small section has separated from the main page and is laid in. The text blocks remain tight and the pages are clean. An impressive set of this important historical work. Volume II is slightly chipped at the top of the spine. Volume III is slightly chipped at the top of the spine and the front hinge is starting. Overall, the boards and spines show surprisingly little shelf wear. All three volumes are inscribed in a very elegent hand by "Christian Mackenzie, Edinburgh, January 1815" on the ffeps and in a nineteenth-century hand by "Charles Bayley" on each title page. VERY GOOD. . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (iv), 585; 542; 613,(56) pp .

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        "A New and Accurate Chart of the Coast of Norway Including The White Sea. By William Heather 1801" + the inset "A New Chart of The White Sea..."

      Engraved sea chart blue-backed, 79x123,5cm London, The Navigation Warehouse 1801 In addition two contemporary manuscript extensions in pen and black ink, one to the north of Lapland (18x35cm), the other to the west of Faeroes to Iceland (48,5x26,5cm).The manuscript extensions allow for the faint pencil plotting of the course of a voyage from Russia to the North America and on one marginal note we can read: "September 27th 1811, Ship Asia's Lat' t 59' 45, Long 't 23' 30 W. Bound for Boston with a fine wind from the East 'd. 28 days out from Archangel in Russia". Verso some additional linen-backing. A central vertical fold, some spotting, browning and handling creases, the extensions also creased and some splitting at the joins. In general good condition for a chart used on board a ship

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        The American Cowslip

      London: May 1st, 1801. Hand-coloured and colour-printed aquatint, stipple and line engraving by Warner. Trimmed to platemark. Slightly time-toned with mild moisture marks in bottom margin, not effecting image. 21 1/4 x 17 inches. The most strikingly beautiful flower plates ever to be printed in England "Although it was not introduced into Europe until the earlier part of the eighteenth century, the American Cowslip [Dodecatheon Meadia L.] had by Thornton's time become a firm favourite among gardeners in England... it continues to be grown and several fine garden varieties have been developed from the wild plant. Rarely more than sixteen inches high, its comparatively small size makes it a useful plant in the rock garden as well as in the border. The name of American Cowslip was given to it because the flowerhead arises, like an English cowslip, from a basal rosette of leaves, and the pendulous flowers, although individually unlike, are in each plant carried in an umbel..Its pointed flowers with upright petals have earned it the additional name of Shooting Star in its native country. In the picture it is shown growing on cliffs by the sea, a situation which affords a fine background against which to show off the virtues of the plant, its neat habit and graceful hanging flowers." (Ronald King, The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton, 1981, p.100). Thornton's Temple of Flora is the greatest English colour-plate flower book. "...[Thornton] inherited a competent fortune and trained as a doctor. He appears to have had considerable success in practice and was appointed both physician to the Marylebone Dispensary and lecturer in medical botany at Guy's and St. Thomas's hospitals. But quite early in his career he embarked on his.. great work. What Redouté produced under the patronage of L'Héritier, Marie Antoinette, the Empress Josephine, Charles X and the Duchesse de Berry, Thornton set out to do alone...Numerous important artists were engaged.. twenty-eight paintings of flowers commissioned from Abraham Pether, known as `Moonlight Pether', Philip Reinagle, .. Sydenham Edwards, and Peter Henderson...The result...involved Thornton in desperate financial straits... In an attempt to extricate himself he organized the Royal Botanic Lottery, under the patronage of the Prince is easy to raise one's eyebrows at Thornton's unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing...But he of the loveliest books in the world" (Alan Thomas Great Books and Book Collecting, pp.142-144). Third of three states of this plate from the Temple of Flora. "In the first state, there is only one patch of blue sky over the nearer of the two ships, which together present an appearance of perspective. The foreground changes gradually from dark at the bottom to lighter under the rocks, which are more or less unbroken. In the second state...tufts of grass stand out sharply in front of the rocks at the back of the foreground, while bushes growing out of the rocks are enlarged...In the third state, the plate has been reworked almost all over...The foreground now shows alternate light and dark patches, and the crevices in the rocks show up more". (Handasyde Buchanan,Thornton's Temple of Flora, 1951, p.19).

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        The English Bowman, or Tracts on Archery, to Which is Added the Second Part of the Bowman's Glory

      London: Printed for the Author. 1801. First Edition. Hardcover. Bound in three quarter green crushed morocco over green cloth with five raised bands on spine, second compartment with gilt titles and other compartments with gilt arrow motif, spine slightly faded, lower corner of bottom board bumped, teg, marbled endpapers, engraved frontis, bookplate on back of title page, engraved dedication leaf, text clean and bright with occasional foxing. Collation: *4 a-c5 B-U6. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall, xlii + 298 [2] pp .

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        The American Herbal, or Materia Medica

      Walpole, New Hampshire: David Carlisle, for Thomas and Thomas, 1801. First edition. Slight wear to the outer page edge of the first 16 pages, some light tanning to the text, a bright and clean copy in very good condition in an attractive period binding.. Pp. 360. Later full calf in antique style, five raised bands, red morocco title label, 12mo. According to Norman (2008), "The first herbal both produced and printed in the United States, as opposed to those which were reprints of European works." This work was of great use to the early residents of New England as it described the herbs used for medicine and home remedies that could be grown locally. In 1747 Stearns was born in Bolton, Massachusetts; he became a physician who practiced medicine in Worcester, Massachusetts, then in New York, and finally in Brattleborough, Vermont. See also Garrison and Morton 1838.2; Howes S911 and Sabin 90959.

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