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        Views in Egypt, from the Original Drawings in the Possession of Sir Robert Ainslie, taken during his Embassy to Constantinople

      London, Bensley 1801. 46 cm. (4), 102, (2) Seiten mit 48 kolorierten Aquatintatafeln von Thomas Milton nach Luigi Mayer. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung - Abbey, Travel 369 - Colas 2018 - Lipperheide 1965 Ma 8 Anmerkung - Thieme / Becker 24, 572 (Milton) - Erstausgabe. Gedruckt für R. Bowyer. Die sorgfältig kolorierten Ansichten mit reicher Staffage zeigen altägyptische, römische und islamische Kunstdenkmäler, Stadtansichten und Darstellungen aus dem Volksleben: Nilometer, Cheops-Pyramide und Chephren-Pyramide, Spitze der Cheops-Pyramide mit Fernsicht auf Kairo, Verbindungsgang in der Cheops-Pyramide, Sarkophag-Kammer in der Cheops-Pyramide, Kopf der Sphinx, Eingang einer Begräbniskammer, unterirdische Kammer in der Nähe der Pyramiden, altägyptischer Basalt-Sarkophag, Katakomben von Alexandria, Obelisk von Alexandria, Obelisk von Heliopolis, Pompejus-Säule in Alexandria, Bäder der Kleopatra in Alexandria, Ruinen des Gymnasiums von Alexandria, Granitsäulen im Hafen von Kanopus, Ruinen der Bibliothek von Alexandria, Moschee mit antiken Fragmenten in Alexandria, alte Stadtmauer von Alexandria, Hafen von Abukir, Ansicht von Rosette (Rosetta), Arabische Grabstätten bei Rosette, Moschee von Abou-Mandour bei Rosette, Ufer des Nil in Foua, Stadttor in Kairo, Murad-Bey-Palast in Kairo, Moschee der 400 Säulen in Kairo, "Lover's Fountain" (Sarkophag des Hapmen, heute im Britischen Museum), Ruine der Zitadelle in Kairo, Josephshalle der Zitadelle, Vestibül eines ägyptischen Hauses mit altägyptischen Antiquitäten, arabisches Sommerhaus bei Menouf, Ansicht von Menouf, Exerzieren der Mamelucken im Innenhof des Murad-Bey-Palastes, Mameluckischer Reiter, Scheich eines ägyptischen Dorfes, ägyptischer Tanz, ägyptischer Markt, Fähre auf dem Nil, ägyptischer Bey in seiner Tracht, Dame und ihre Dienerinnen, Tänzerinnen, Bauer mit Familie, Beduine, Hirte, Rosetta-Tor in Alexandria, Teil der Neustadt von Alexandria mit dem neuen Hafen, Brücke über den Kanal von Alexandria. Schönes Exemplar, Kanten etwas berieben, im Anfang die Blattecken leicht fleckig, von 2 Tafeln leichte Offsetspuren auf den gegenüberliegenden Textseiten - Sprache: Englisch / English -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        [Reliures en plein maroquin & Vers et Proses...] Les jardins ou l'art d'embellir les paysages

      Londres: P. Le Boussonnier, 1801. relié. 9,5x15,5cm. Nouvelle édition en partie originale. Reliure en plein maroquin cerise à grains longs, dos à trois double nerfs orné de filets, pointillés et frises dorés, date en queue, roulettes à frois sur les coiffes, triple encadrement de filets et d'une frise dorés sur les plats, coins supérieurs légèrement émoussés, filets dorés sur les coupes, contreplats bordés de maroquin à grains longs cerise orné d'un encadrement de points dorés, contreplats et gardes de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, élégante reliure de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe signé de l'auteur. Bel exemplaire, quasi exempt de rousseurs, parfaitement établi. - P. Le Boussonnier, Londres _1801, 9,5x15,5cm, relié. - Reliures en plein maroquin & Vers et Proses... relié

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        After the Death of his Steamboat Enterprise Partner, Robert Fulton Seeks a Better Arrangement with the Estate and Heirs

      After the Death of his Steamboat Enterprise Partner, Robert Fulton Seeks a Better Arrangement with the Estate and Heirs.& & Robert R. Livingston, the first chancellor of New York State and negotiator of the Louisiana Purchase, was enthralled with the concept of invention. Claiming that to be his "hobby horse," he held several patents for a means of diminishing the friction of spindles on millstones and for manufacturing paper from riverweed. However, Livingston was talented neither in the theory nor practice of mechanics, and his inventions generally did not work. Thus, he collaborated often with others who had the scientific experience to implement his visions. & & One such idea was steam navigation and one such collaborator was Robert Fulton, with whom Livingston became acquainted after his arrival in Paris in 1801. Livingston was there to fulfill his duties as minister to France under President Thomas Jefferson. Fulton, having originally landed in Europe to study portrait painting, had for the previous ten years concentrated his efforts on engineering, earning the respect of the international science community for his improved methods of raising boats on canals and for his pioneering in submarine design. While still in Paris, the two became deeply immersed in steamboat experimentation. They built a steamboat on the Seine during 1803, but it sunk. The engine and boiler were fished out of the river and put in another boat. Though she moved through the water and was considered a wonder by those who saw her, she was a disappointment to both Fulton and Livingston. They determined, when they returned to America, to make another effort with a larger boat to sail on the Hudson River. Essentially, Livingston would supply the money and Fulton would do the work. Livingston persuaded the New York State Legislature to give him the exclusive privilege of "navigating all boats that might be propelled by steam, on all waters within the territory or jurisdiction of the State, for the term of twenty years," so they started out with the asset of a very valuable monopoly. & & Their agreement was formalized into a partnership, one that would last the remainder of Livingston's life. The two would be equal partners, but Livingston would advance the funds to build the steamboat. If the enterprise failed, Fulton would eventually have to reimburse Livingston for half the costs. If the steamboat operation succeeded, Fulton would put his time into obtaining a patent and would receive "reasonable expenses" as his compensation over and above his partnership share. The agreement ensured that neither partner would lose control of their shares to outsiders, and also stipulated that if either partner died, an heir holding all of his shares would be considered an active partner. However, should there be two heirs, the surviving original partner would be given two votes to balance the joint heirs. An agreement of such depth, planning for future contingencies, including death, was unusual for the time. & & In July of 1807 Livingston and Fulton's dream of a steam-powered boat was realized. The first successful steamboat ran from New York to Albany, meeting the requirements of the New York State grant and perfecting their monopoly. The following winter, the steamboat was completely rebuilt. The hull was made wider, a new boiler installed, and accommodations for passengers were added. Scheduled steamboat service on the Hudson River began in 1808. Before long, five boats, including a ferry to New Jersey, were running on the Hudson under Livingston's grant. Another boat was soon plying the Mississippi, and additional boats were under construction.& & Robert Livingston died in February of 1813 after experiencing a series of strokes. Even though he and Fulton possessed a monopoly in New York waters, they were continually investing in new steamboats and had accrued nearly $167,000 in partnership debts. With his partner's death, Fulton was faced with the challenge of negotiating Livingston's assets with his heirs, and relations with Livingston's family members were abrasive. Moreover, Livingston's widow and two sons-in-law were obliged by the estate to divide Livingston's share into three equal parts, giving none of them the twenty shares necessary to be a voting partner. Dr. William Wilson was the executor of the Chancellor's estate. A friend of the family, Dr. Wilson also was used as an administrator of the family's landed property. Son-in-law Edward P. Livingston looked after the heirs' interests.& & The Livingstons owned an iron foundry, and Fulton once stipulated that "iron work in the best manner" be used to build their steamboats. It is apparent that Livingston supplied iron from his foundry for the construction rather than buying it on the open market, and that Livingston was given credit for the iron's value from Fulton in order to assess their respective partnership distributions. An issue arose under the estate as to the final allocation of funds for the iron, and Fulton bargained for both the money and additional leverage with the heirs. Here Fulton supplies Wilson with the necessary papers to indicate that the iron credit was to be charged back to the estate. & & Autograph Letter Signed, New York, November 18, 1813, to Doctor Wilson. "The estate of the Chancellor [Livingston] is to be charged with the Iron credit having been given by me to him in settling our accounts. You will please to show the annexed to Mr. Edward P. [Livingston]." Wilson penned on the overleaf: "Mr. Livingston will look to the enclosed letters and inform me if anything is necessary for me to do. W.W." Research indicates that in the past decade, just eighteen Fulton documents and letters have reached the auction marketplace, and just one related to his attempt to maintain control of the steamboat enterprise and its finances.

      [Bookseller: The Raab Collection]
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        The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift D D Dean of St Patricks, Dublin. 19 Volumes

      London: J. Johnson et al., 1801. 19 Volumes. Complete set. New edition. Bound in 3/4 leather with raised bands with gilt compartments and title. Marbled boards. Frontispiece is a beautiful steel etching of Jonathan Swift. Moderate rubbing and and touced up. The set is generally in VERY GOOD condition.. Three Quarter Morocco Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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        The Works of the Rev Jonathan Swift DD, Dean of St Patrick's London, Arranged By Thomas Sheridan, Corrected and Revised By John Nichols - a New Edition in 19 Volumes - 19 Volumes of 19

      London: Johnson, Nicols, Baldwin, Otridge, Sewell, Rivington et al, 1801. 19 volumes in leather with 5 bands on spines and titles in gilt on two black spine labels. Internally in very good condition. Owner name, bookplate and bookseller sticker on front stuckdowns, small chips to a few of the front (blank) endpapers but pages tight and clean with minimal toning, mostly confined to endpapers. The leather on the covers is rubbed and some of the gilt on the black labels has worn away. There is a 2cm by 1cm discolouration on the front of vol XV. Volume 2 has some cracking to the front spine joint ans the contents pages (2 leaves) of volume 8 have been bound next to those of volume 3. Unpacked weight 11.8kg. Overweight, extra postage may be required outside Australia.. Full-Leather. Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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        COOK'S VOYAGES ROUND THE WORLD. For making discoveries towards the North and South Poles. With an appendix

      Printed by Sowler and Russell. Manchester.,1801. SCARCE EARLY MANCHESTER PRINTING. 8vo. viii,566pp,+ Directions to the Binder leaf. This abridgement , by G. W. Anderson, was orignally published in 1799. Six full page engravings, including portrait frontis of Cook. Complete. Previous owners named scratched out on the title page, without any loss to the page. Bound in contemporary full reversed calf. Spine with raised bands, ruled in blind. Red title label, ruled and lettered in gilt. Loss to the top f the spine, exposing the headband, which is loose. 2 inch chip to the top of the front blank endpaper. Overall avery good copy in an early calf binding. :

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

      London: J. Debrett. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1801. 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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        The Dragon Arum

      London: Dec.1st., 1801. Hand-coloured and colour-printed mezzotint engraving by Ward. 22 3/8 x 17 3/8 inches. The most strikingly beautiful flower plates ever to be printed in England. The Dragon arum [Dracunculus vulgaris Schott, Arum Dracunculus] was presented by Thornton as an ideal example of the Gothic in the plant world, and therefore a highly fashionable and appropriate plant for a society that had shivered with horror at Walpole's `Castle of Otranto', Lewis's `The Monk' and a host of other similar novels. "Although it is in reality an innocuous plant which loves a patch of sandy loam on the sunny side of a south-facing wall, and will do you no harm unless you eat the berries, our ancestors regarded the Dragon Arum with horror. This aversion arose, no doubt, partly because of the poisonous nature of the berries, [and] partly because of its sinister appearance…Peter Henderson does his best to convey the feeling in this picture, in which black and threatening clouds brood over the hills and mountains while the dark and noisome plant thrusts its unwholesome menace up from below." (Ronald King. The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton. 1981, p.90). 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 Regent…it is easy to raise one's eyebrows at Thornton's unworldly and injudicious approach to publishing... But he produced... one of the loveliest books in the world" (Alan Thomas Great Books and Book Collecting, pp.142-144). Second state of three of this plate from the Temple of Flora. "First state: the sky at the right has a definite mountain peak between the storm clouds which are carried across the top of the plate. Second state: the top half of the plate has added mezzotint... The dark cloud at the top reaches to about the middle of the plate. Third state: added aquatint in foreground and middle distance. The sky on the right is pierced with flashes of lightning, and the mountain has become an erupting volcano with small clouds round its base. The sky at the top is brighter and coloured yellow." (Handasyde Buchanan. Thornton's Temple of Flora, London, 1951, p.18).

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        A New Universal Atlas, exhibiting all the empires, kingdoms, states, republics, &c. &c. in the whole world. being a complete collection of the most approved maps extant....including all the tracks and new discoveries of the British circumnavigators Biron [sic], Wallis, Carteret, Captain James Cook, Vancouver, Perouse, &c. &c. The fifth edition

      London: Printed and Published by Robert Laurie and James Whittle, 1801. Folio. (21 1/8 x 15 1/4 inches). Mounted on guards throughout, letterpress title (verso blank) and 1p. index (verso blank), otherwise engraved throughout. 59 engraved maps on seventy-five mapsheets, all hand-coloured in outline (1 map on 3 folding sheets; 14 on 2 folding sheets; 9 on single folding sheets; 34 on single double-page sheets; 1 on a one-page sheet). Contemporary tree calf, covers with roll-tool border in gilt, the flat spine divided into seven compartments by gilt fillets and roll-tools, blue morocco lettering-piece in the second, the other compartments with repeat neo-classical decoration of a single centrally-placed tool, marbled endpapers. A very fine copy of the fifth edition of this important atlas of the world, including a newly revised chart of world and nine other maps that were not available in the early editions of this spectacular work Eight editions of this work were issued on an almost annual basis from 1796 until 1807. The publishers constantly changed and improved the atlas in an effort to outdo not only their competitors, but also to improve on the previous edition. Maps were added (the first edition included only 66 map sheets), maps were replaced (the present work includes two maps dated 1800, including 'A New Chart of the World' dated 25 November 1800), and maps were updated (eight maps are dated 1799). The scale of some of the maps is truly spectacular: this atlas contains 15 maps that if joined would form large scale wall maps: 'Asia and its Islands' (on three folding sheets, ranging from the Arctic regions in the north, down through Russia, Indonesia and Australia) would measure approximately 56 x 46 inches if assembled. The remaining maps on two folding sheets would all be approximately 40 x 46 inches if joined: these include three maps of American interest: 'A new map of the whole continent of America'; 'A new map of North America, with the West India Islands'; and 'A map of South America'. The remaining areas that are covered by large scale maps are 'A general map of the World'; England & Wales; Scotland; Ireland; the Netherlands; Germany; Hindoostan; Bengal, Bahar, etc; Delhi, Agrah, Oude and Allahabad. This atlas was originally created by Thomas Kitchin. Sayer and Bennett had published the work in 1773, and Laurie and Whittle took over the Sayer business in 1794. They subsequently enlarged the work, adding maps and changing the name from the General Atlas to A New Universal Atlas. The maps are based on the work of a variety of mapmakers and surveyors: Thomas Kitchin, Thomas Jefferys, John Rocque, Robert Campbell, John Armstrong, John Roberts, L. S. d'Arcy Delarochette, James Rennell, Andrew Dury, Thomas Pownall and Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville. Also included is the information gathered as a result of the important Pacific voyages of Captain James Cook, George Vancouver, and Jean Francois Galaup de La Perouse. Phillips Atlases 3534.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        A NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS, EXHIBITING ALL THE EMPIRES, KINGDOMS, STATES, REPUBLICS, &c. &c. IN THE WHOLE WORLD. BEING A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF THE MOST APPROVED MAPS EXTANT...INCLUDING ALL THE TRACKS AND NEW DISCOVERIES OF THE BRITISH CIRCUMNAVIGATORS BIRON [sic], WALLIS, CARTERET, CAPTAIN JAMES COOK, VANCOUVER, PEROUSE, &c. &c. The Fifth Edition

      London: Printed and Published by Robert Laurie and James Whittle, 1801.. Mounted on guards throughout, letterpress title (verso blank) and 1p. index (verso blank), otherwise engraved throughout. Fifty-nine engraved maps on seventy-five map sheets, all handcolored in outline (one map on three folding sheets; fourteen on two folding sheets; nine on single folding sheets; thirty-four on single double-page sheets; one on a one- page sheet). Thick folio. Contemporary tree calf, covers with roll- tool border in gilt, the flat spine divided into seven compartments by gilt fillets and roll-tools, blue morocco label in the second, the other compartments with repeat neo-classical decoration of a single centrally- placed tool, marbled endpapers. Fine. A very fine copy of the fifth edition of this important atlas of the world, including a newly revised chart of world and nine other maps that were not available in the early editions of this spectacular work. Eight editions of this work were issued on an almost annual basis from 1796 through until 1807. The publishers constantly changed and improved the atlas in an effort to outdo not only their competitors, but also to improve on the previous edition. Maps were added (the first edition included only sixty-six map sheets), maps were replaced (the present work includes two maps dated 1800, including "A New Chart of the World" dated Nov. 25, 1800), and maps were updated (eight maps are dated 1799). The scale of some of the maps is truly spectacular: this atlas contains fifteen maps that if joined would form large-scale wall maps. "Asia and its Islands" (on three folding sheets, ranging from the Arctic regions in the north, down through Russia, Indonesia and Australia) would measure approximately 56 x 46 inches if assembled. The remaining maps on two folding sheets would all be approximately 40 x 46 inches if joined, including three maps of American interest: "A new map of the whole continent of America"; "A new map of North America, with the West India Islands"; and "A map of South America." The remaining areas that are covered by large-scale maps are "A general map of the World"; England and Wales; Scotland; Ireland; the Netherlands; Germany; Hindoostan; Bengal, Bahar, etc.; Delhi, Agrah, Oude, and Allahabad. This atlas was originally created by Thomas Kitchin. Sayer and Bennett had published the work in 1773, and Laurie and Whittle took over the Sayer business in 1794. They subsequently enlarged the work, adding maps and changing the name from the GENERAL ATLAS to A NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS. The maps are based on the work of a variety of mapmakers and surveyors: Thomas Kitchin, Thomas Jefferys, John Rocque, Robert Campbell, John Armstrong, John Roberts, L.S. d'Arcy Delarochette, James Rennell, Andrew Dury, Thomas Pownall, and Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville. Also included is the information gathered as a result of the important Pacific voyages of Captain James Cook, George Vancouver, and Jean François Galaup de La Pérouse. PHILLIPS ATLASES 3534.

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        'The Peacock Pheasant' [Grey Peacock Pheasant [Polyplectron bialcaratum])

      [no date but paper watermarked 1801]. Watercolour and bodycolour, on wove paper, titled at lower margin in contemporary calligraphic hand 'The Peacock Pheasant', watermarked '1801 / J.Whatman'. 15 3/8 x 11 3/4 inches. A fine quality original watercolour of the national bird of Burma. There are five sub-species of this most beautiful of all pheasants which is also known as the Chinquis. They are all found in the tropical rain-forests of south-east Asia. The Himalayan Grey (P. b. bakeri )is native to Bhutan and western Assam and the Burmese Grey (P. b. bicalcaratum), which can be found in eastern Assam, Burma, Thailand and Laos, the Hainan Grey (P. b. katsumatae) is found only on the island of Hainan, the Ghigi's Grey (P. b. ghigii) is native to south-eastern China and the Lowe's Grey (P. b. bailyi) whose range is not well known, but is believed to be native to western Assam. The present image recalls the work of George Edwards (1694-1773, see his 'A Natural History of Birds' and 'Gleanings of Natural History', London, 1743-64), but does not appear to be a copy. The brushwork and modelling are both very assured with some excellent detailing particularly to the bird's head. This suggests that this is the work of an unfortunately unidentified professional artist, and the sense of movement and individuality would also support the suggestion that this work was drawn from life.

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        Système des connaissances chimiques et de leurs applications aux phénomènes de la nature et de l'art

      Paris: Bauduin., 1801. relié. 11 tomes en 11 Vol. in 8 (15x22cm). Edition originale. Rare exemplaire complet du volume de tables. Un atlas in Folio de tableaux chimiques, très rare et paru à part accompagnait le projet éditorial, ces tableaux étaient destinés à aider les étudiants de l’école de Paris à la compréhension du livre. Une édition in 4 en 6 volumes est parue la même année. Les Leçons d’histoire et de chimie (Paris, 1781, 2 Vol. in 8) ont été intégrées à cette édition. Un portrait lithographié par Delpech a été ajouté. Pleine Basane marbrée d’époque. Dos lisse orné de deux caissons à la Grotesque, deux fleurons et roulettes. Pièces de titres rouges et de tomaisons noires. Ensemble frotté. Coiffes de tête des tomes 2, 3, 5, 9, 11 avec accidents et petits manques, idem pour les coiffes de queues des tomes 1, 3, 4, 5, 8. Coins émoussés. Le Système, est, selon Michaud :'Son grand ouvrage, le plus grand monument élevé à la gloire de la chimie au XVIIIème siècle' (Biographie Générale). Fourcroy (1755-1809) fut l’un des pionniers de la chimie organique. Il travailla avec Lavoisier sur la nouvelle nomenclature chimique. Homme actif, il fut également député et conseiller d’état, et fut impliqué dans les fondations des grandes écoles de médecine, de Polytechnique et de l’Institut des sciences Il est resté célèbre pour ses recherches sur l’albumine et le phosphate, mais il fut davantage un enseignant et un administrateur qu’un véritable chercheur. L’ensemble des volumes se compose ainsi : VOLUME 1: a) Discours Préliminaire [8 sections], b) Première Section, Introduction [12 articles], c) Seconde Section, Corps Indécomposés [12 articles], VOLUME 2: Troisième Section, Corps Brûles [16 articles], Quatrième Section, Bases Salifiables [14 articles], VOLUME 3: Cinquième Section, Des Sels [11 articles], VOLUME 4: Suite de la Cinquième Section [articles 12-18], VOLUME 5: Sixième Section, Des Métaux [15 articles], VOLUME 6: Suite de la Sixième Section, Des Métaux [articles 16-22], VOLUME 7: Septième Section, Des Composés Végétaux [Ordre 1, 4 articles, Ordre 2, 4 articles, Ordre 3, 8 articles, Ordre 4, 13 articles], VOLUME 8: Suite de la Septième Section, Des Composés végétaux [Ordre 4, articles 14-24, Ordre 5, 8 articles, Ordre 6, 10 articles], VOLUME 9: Huitième Section, Des Substances Animales [Ordre 1, 4 articles, Ordre 2, 10 articles, Ordre 3, 19 articles], VOLUME 10: Suite de La Huitième Section, Des Substances Animales [Ordre 3, articles 20-34, Ordre 4, 12 articles], VOLUME 11: Table alphabétique et analytique des matières contenues dans les dix tomes du système des connaissances chimiques. - Bauduin., Paris _An IX, X [1801-1802], 11 tomes en 11 Vol. in 8 (15x22cm), de clxxvj, 215pp. (10) et 352pp. (4) et 344pp. (2) et 323pp. (2) et 396pp. et 441pp. (2) et 377pp. (2) et 350pp. (2) et 447pp. (2) et 420pp. (4) et 195pp. (6)., 11 tomes en 11 Vol. Reliés. - 11 tomes en 11 Vol. Reliés

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        Shiki no hana (Flowers of the Four Seasons)

      A complete example of the very scarce second edition with superb cutting by Otsuka Yuji in the first light, chrysanthemum yellow wrappers, woodblock printed with floral designs, one of two last ehons by Utamaro before his death, featuring a break with the bijin okubi-e genre he created and a return to full-length group portraiture. The polychrome woodblock picture book has an affecting preoccupation with subtle, hidden scenes of female sensuality and domesticity with children, many featuring courtesans in intimate crouching poses one would never see with clients. There are multiple scenes away from teahouses, or entertaining, instead, private excursions for herb collecting, a chrysanthemum display, visiting a park with children, caught in a squall, putting up a mosquito net for the night, and a child, entranced with a lantern, about to reach out in a like pose for its breast feeding. In keeping with the work's focus on hidden moments and the serene pleasures of the four seasons, it has a sharply restrained color palette, with an emphasis on a range of yellows. Although one hears comparatively little about it, Utamaro's late period sensitive portraits of children and women was another achievement that set him apart from his Ukiyo-e contemporaries. In a larger format and with a different cover design, edited by Beisai Kubota, engraved by Otsuka Yuji, printed from the Yuji recut blocks by Yoshikawa Kobunkan, no. 6 in their exceptional woodblock print recreation series, Taisho 5, (The very rare first edition, title as Ehon shiki no hana was published in Kansei 13 [1801] by Izumiya Ichibei in Tokyo in a smaller 217 x 152 mm size format, without a wide gutter.) Condition Detail: Pages: Very Good. First preface page with some top edge soiling, and light crimp adjacent to top outer corner. Print 5 in Vol. I with a rice-grain size bottom edge spot. Print 7 in Vol. II with a tan quarter-size top edge stain. Covers: Upper Cover of Volume II with slight buckle line and crimp adjacent to the bottom inner corner and a trace soil spot. Binding: Fine and corner caps and twined cord binding are original. Title Slips: Nearly Fine: trace soiling. Format: Publisher's chrysanthemum yellow handmade hyoshi (lined wrappers) with identical woodblock flower prints with mounted 39 x 214 mm plain ivory silk title slips, 4 characters and volume number xylographically printed in sumi, bound with a Fukuro-toji 4-stab-holes binding with the original pale mint and spring green twined cord and violet kadogire (protective corner caps). Size: Covers: 303 x 213 mm or 11.93 x 8.39 inches. Full-Page Prints: 176 x 126 mm within a single framed border. Double-Page Prints: (2-page spread separated by a wide gutter), 176 x 366 mm within a single framed border. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete; 39 pages with 18 nishiki-e (ink & full colors) woodblock prints in the 2 volumes set, each volume ranging over 2 of the seasons with 9 print illustrations featuring courtesans with attendants in activities that reflect the season, opening and closing with a full-page print of a seasonal flower, spring and summer illustrated in Volume I, autumn and winter in Volume II,  each volume also with 7 double-page prints, the rhythms and dynamics of the compositions and facial expressions of the women reflecting Utamaro's intimate knowledge of the 'Floating World'. Volume I: Nine unnumbered sheets or 18 pages: preface, 1 sheet; opening and closing full-page seasonal flower print illustrations of yamabuki (globeflower) for spring and ayami (iris) for summer and 7 double-page prints with courtesans, 7 sheets. Volume II: Ten sheets and 1 page or 21 pages: opening and closing full-page seasonal flower print illustrations of chrysanthemums for autumn and narcissus for winter and 7 double-page prints with courtesans, 7 sheets; Afterward, 1 sheet; Second Edition Commentary by Beisai, 1 sheet, publishing information for second edition, final page with 2 stamped in vermilion seals (publisher's and editor's). Volume I Prints: Globeflower; Manzai Performance at a Mansion; New Year's Games; Spring Herb Collecting; Boat Excursion; Park with Children; Ryogoku Bridge over the Sumida River; Retiring inside Mosquito Netting; Iris. Volume II Prints: Chrysanthemum; Preparing to Breast Feed; Viewing of Moonlight from Verandah; Chrysanthemum Display; Autumn Maple Tree Viewing with Palanquin; Viewing Snowfall and Snuggling under Quilts; Geishas caught in Squall; Snow in Teahouse Garden and Chill; Narcissus. Availability: Very Scarce and no other examples offered online. A worldwide catalog search outside of Japan finds 7 institution holdings for the second edition, and reflecting its desirability, including U.C., Berkeley, Yale, Smith College, Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia. (There are 5 institution holdings for the 1801 first edition: Princeton, UCLA, Art Institute of Chicago, British Museum and Boston Museum of Fine Arts. REFERENCE: Brown, Block Printing and Book Illustration in Japan, p. 170; Toda, Ryerson, p. 224; Hillier, Utamaro. Colour Prints and Paintings, 1979, pp. 139-40; Hillier and Smith, Japanese Prints, no. 59, p. 78; Grove, vol. 18; Kikuchi essay in Utamaro by Narazaki and Kikuchi; Kobayashi, Utamaro; Trinh, Khanh, Utamaro. Hymn to Beauty. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        An Historical and Chronological Deduction of the Origin of Commerce..,

      from the Earliest Accounts. Containing an History of the Great Commercial Interests of the British Empire.To which is Prefixed, an Introduction exhibiting A View of the Antient and Modern State of Europe and of the Foreign and Colonial Commerce, Shipping, Manufactures, Fisheries, &c., of Great Britain and Ireland, and their Influence on the Landed Interest.. To which are added Two Appendixes: the one containing the Modern Politico-Commercial Geography of the Several Countries of Europe; and the other an Account of some New Manufactures, Useful Inventions, and Recent Commercial Regulations. Carefully Revised, Corrected, and Continued to the Present Time, 4 volumes large quarto, engraved frontispiece to vol I, with a folding table and two large engraved folding maps, lxxxviii, 556; 647; 508, 272pp indexes; iv, 718, 45pp indexes + 4pp subscriber's list, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, carefully rebacked, an excellent set, London, White &c., 1801. Kress B.4317. This edition not in Goldsmith; see 13294 for the second edition of 1787-9. First published in two folio volumes in 1764: 'Coming down from the earliest times to the year 1762, Anderson's work is a monument of stupendous industry. Composed in the form of annals, it is not merely a record of commercial progress and colonial enterprise, but a history of the political, industrial, and social development of all civilised countries, and especially of Great Britain and Ireland..' -DNB. The second edition of 1787-89 was corrected and improved by William Combe who extended the period covered by the work to 1788. This present final edition adds a second appendix. It remains one of the definitive early histories of trade and commerce - a truly indispensable source-book on the subject. Photograph available on request.

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        Report of the Cause between Charles Sturt . . . and the Marquis of Blandford . . . for Criminal Conversation with the Plaintiff's Wife; Tried in the Court of King's Bench . . . before Lord Kenyon, and a Special Jury [etc.]. Third Edition

      A case in which Erskine was atypically unsuccessful, his client awarded but 100 pounds damages, with both arguments by Erskine reported at length, his difficulty his client's own infidelity, which Lord Kenyon instructed forbade damages. Modern cloth, gilt, quite browned, the margin of the last leaf chipped (no text affected); a usable copy. Printed for J. Ridgway, York Street, St. James's Square, London, 1801.

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        Systema Ichthyologiae iconibus CX illustratum. Post obitum auctoris opus inchoatum absolvit, correxit, interpolavit Jo. Gottlob Schneider, Saxo.

      Berolini, Sander, 1801. 8vo. Bound in two contemporary diced calf, rebacked preserving old spines. LX, 584 pp. with 110 plates by J. F. Hennig, all but 18 handcoloured, 2 folding, a few printed in red or brown ink. Engraved and handcoloured frontispice by J. F. Hennig in second volume. The part of the text, which was unillustrated by the 110 plates, is in this copy supplemnted by the corresponding plates taken from Shaw and Nodder's "Naturalist's Miscellany" (in all 59 handcoloured plates). A few plates with annotations in pencil. Text with slight browning. Plates are in fine condition and excellent handcolouring.. First and only edition. Scarce. Published with additions and corrections by Schneider after Bloch's death in 1799. The 110 plates were engraved by Johann Friedrich Hennig, who was one of the engravers on the "Ichthyologie, au histoire ... 1785-97". Nissen 419, BMC I: 176, not in Wood. Nissen & BMC do not mention the engraved frontispiece

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        Charakteristiken und Kritiken. 2 Bde.

      Königsberg, 1801. 8vo. 2 beautiful cont. uniform brown hcalfs w. gilt spines and blindstamped decorations. Some brownspotting due to paper quality. VIII, 397; IV, 400 pp.. First edition of the joint volume of critical essays by the two brothers, who are regarded the leaders of Romantic criticism. August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767-1845 and his younger brother, Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel (1772-1829) were both renowned poets, critics and scholars. Especially August Wilhelm, who was also an eminent translator, is considered the actual leader of German Romanticism, but the two together dominated this most important of German eras, and this collection of their essays was of great importance to German Romantic criticism.The two Schlegel brothers decided to publish these two volumes because of the attention that their critical writings had received by the public. They felt that this attention was not caused by a thorough knowledge of their critical writings, and thus they published this collection for the sake of those seriously interested in German literature. Some of the essays had been published before in journals and magazines, and some of them are published here for the first time.Among many "characteristics" and "criticisms", this collection contains Friedrich Schlegel's "Ueber Lessing" and his characteristic of Goethe's Wilhelm Meister as well as August Schlegel's "Ueber Shakespeare's Romeo und Julie", his "Recensionen" of "Homers Werke von Voss", "Goethe's Römische Elegien" etc., etc

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        "Le Cap Nord, au Soleil de Minuit" + "Grotte près du Cap Nord" + "Baie et Montagne attenante au Cap Nord" + "L' Interieur de Magerö près du Cap Nord"

      4 stk. akvatinter, hver ca. 27x45cm Stockholm 1801-02 Stukket og tegnet av Skjöldebrand selv. Plansje 46 - 49 fra settet

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        After the Death of his Steamboat Enterprise Partner, Robert Fulton Seeks a Better Arrangement with the Estate and Heirs

      After the Death of his Steamboat Enterprise Partner, Robert Fulton Seeks a Better Arrangement with the Estate and Heirs. Robert R. Livingston, the first chancellor of New York State and negotiator of the Louisiana Purchase, was enthralled with the concept of invention. Claiming that to be his "hobby horse," he held several patents for a means of diminishing the friction of spindles on millstones and for manufacturing paper from riverweed. However, Livingston was talented neither in the theory nor practice of mechanics, and his inventions generally did not work. Thus, he collaborated often with others who had the scientific experience to implement his visions. One such idea was steam navigation and one such collaborator was Robert Fulton, with whom Livingston became acquainted after his arrival in Paris in 1801. Livingston was there to fulfill his duties as minister to France under President Thomas Jefferson. Fulton, having originally landed in Europe to study portrait painting, had for the previous ten years concentrated his efforts on engineering, earning the respect of the international science community for his improved methods of raising boats on canals and for his pioneering in submarine design. While still in Paris, the two became deeply immersed in steamboat experimentation. They built a steamboat on the Seine during 1803, but it sunk. The engine and boiler were fished out of the river and put in another boat. Though she moved through the water and was considered a wonder by those who saw her, she was a disappointment to both Fulton and Livingston. They determined, when they returned to America, to make another effort with a larger boat to sail on the Hudson River. Essentially, Livingston would supply the money and Fulton would do the work. Livingston persuaded the New York State Legislature to give him the exclusive privilege of "navigating all boats that might be propelled by steam, on all waters within the territory or jurisdiction of the State, for the term of twenty years," so they started out with the asset of a very valuable monopoly. Their agreement was formalized into a partnership, one that would last the remainder of Livingston's life. The two would be equal partners, but Livingston would advance the funds to build the steamboat. If the enterprise failed, Fulton would eventually have to reimburse Livingston for half the costs. If the steamboat operation succeeded, Fulton would put his time into obtaining a patent and would receive "reasonable expenses" as his compensation over and above his partnership share. The agreement ensured that neither partner would lose control of their shares to outsiders, and also stipulated that if either partner died, an heir holding all of his shares would be considered an active partner. However, should there be two heirs, the surviving original partner would be given two votes to balance the joint heirs. An agreement of such depth, planning for future contingencies, including death, was unusual for the time. In July of 1807 Livingston and Fulton's dream of a steam-powered boat was realized. The first successful steamboat ran from New York to Albany, meeting the requirements of the New York State grant and perfecting their monopoly. The following winter, the steamboat was completely rebuilt. The hull was made wider, a new boiler installed, and accommodations for passengers were added. Scheduled steamboat service on the Hudson River began in 1808. Before long, five boats, including a ferry to New Jersey, were running on the Hudson under Livingston's grant. Another boat was soon plying the Mississippi, and additional boats were under construction. Robert Livingston died in February of 1813 after experiencing a series of strokes. Even though he and Fulton possessed a monopoly in New York waters, they were continually investing in new steamboats and had accrued nearly $167,000 in partnership debts. With his partner's death, Fulton was faced with the challenge of negotiating Livingston's assets with his heirs, and relations with Livingston's family members were abrasive. Moreover, Livingston's widow and two sons-in-law were obliged by the estate to divide Livingston's share into three equal parts, giving none of them the twenty shares necessary to be a voting partner. Dr. William Wilson was the executor of the Chancellor's estate. A friend of the family, Dr. Wilson also was used as an administrator of the family's landed property. Son-in-law Edward P. Livingston looked after the heirs' interests. The Livingstons owned an iron foundry, and Fulton once stipulated that "iron work in the best manner" be used to build their steamboats. It is apparent that Livingston supplied iron from his foundry for the construction rather than buying it on the open market, and that Livingston was given credit for the iron's value from Fulton in order to assess their respective partnership distributions. An issue arose under the estate as to the final allocation of funds for the iron, and Fulton bargained for both the money and additional leverage with the heirs.Here Fulton supplies Wilson with the necessary papers to indicate that the iron credit was to be charged back to the estate. Autograph Letter Signed, New York, November 18, 1813, to Doctor Wilson. "The estate of the Chancellor [Livingston] is to be charged with the Iron credit having been given by me to him in settling our accounts. You will please to show the annexed to Mr. Edward P. [Livingston]." Wilson penned on the overleaf: "Mr. Livingston will look to the enclosed letters and inform me if anything is necessary for me to do. W.W." Research indicates that in the past decade, just eighteen Fulton documents and letters have reached the auction marketplace, and just one related to his attempt to maintain control of the steamboat enterprise and its finances.

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        Principes d'Économie Politique, Ouvrage couronné par l'Institut National das sa séance du 15 nivôse an IX (5Janvier 1801) et deouis revu, corrigé et augmenté par l'Auteur.

      Paris, chez Buisson, An X (1801). 8vo. Bound with two other works in one nice cont. half-calf binding w. gilt leather title-label to spine. Back w. some wear and corners bumped, but a very attractive copy. Internally very nice and clean. (4), 236 pp. + 3 folded plates.. The extremely scarce first edition of Canard's influential main work, his crowned achievement (by Institut National des Sciences et Arts) which constitutes the first work on political economy based entirely on mathematical methods.The French mathematician Nicolas-François Canard (ab. 1750 - 1833) was one of the earliest contributors to mathematical economics.His fame and reputation rests mainly on his main work of 1801 which was submitted to an Institut de France competition and crowned as the winning essay, earning Canard tremendous prestige and securing him a firm place in the history of economic thought ever after. In this seminal work, in which Canard was the first to base political economy entirely on mathematical methods, he set out to prove that everything possessing an exchangeable value gets this value from the labour that is put into it, thus positing a labour theory of value, but one which takes into account the difference between quantity and quality of labour; because of this difference in labour, the quantity of labour cannot serve as the means to determine the price, and therefore, Canard argues, the determinants of price must be found in the market. In the present work, Canard thus presents economy as a system of markets and shows how prices are determined by minimum and maximum prices of the sellers and buyers respectively, and the distance that lies between these minimum and maximum prices is that which Canard calls "Latitude"; the actual price is to be found somewhere on this latitude, and where exactly is determined by the opposing forces of the buyer and the seller, i.e. he who is stronger draws the price farthest in his direction. Canard's thesis and analysis is considered highly original and actually anticipating Ricardian marginal analysis. Due to its originality and the important analysis of labour and price, based on a scientific foundation, Canard was thus given the medal for his ingenious contribution to political economy, -but this honour also turned out to be somewhat of a misfortune. The crowning of the work meant, on the one side that Canard had been blessed by the French academia, which throughout the 19th century asked no more questions on mathematical economics, because Canard had said what could be said on the subject, on the other side that the other struggling mathematical economists who tried to draw attention to their work became very bitter due to the shadow that Canard threw upon them. Among these we find Cournot who has done a lot to destroy the reputation of Canard and put him into near oblivion for about a century, until recent times. Due to the bitter attacks of the likes of Cournot and Walras, even 20th century economists have discredited Canard's important and influential contributions to mathematical, political economy, as Schumpeter writes in his "History of Economic Analysis, Canard's work "would otherwise partake of the blessings of deserved oblivion, had not a misfortune befallen it. This misfortune consisted in its being "crowned" by the same French Academy that later failed to extend any recognition to Cournot and Walras. And those Olympians who felt their neglect the more bitterly on account of the honour done to Canard visited him with a scathing contempt that bestowed upon him an unevitable immortality: in the history of scientific bodies, Canard is forever sure of a place. The book is, however, far from being the worst that was ever written. It had some influence on Sismondi." (p. 499).Later, in more recent time, when a more objective point of view on the early mathematical economical literature became possible, Canard's work has been credited with the influence and importance that it deserved. It is now generally accepted that Canard's work with his mathematical treatment of political economy anticipated much of what is found in both Ricardo, Walras and the Lausanne School

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        Icones et Descriptiones Graminum Austriacorum. Vol. 1-3 (of 4).

      Vindobonae (Vienna), Matth. Andrae Schmidt, 1801-1805. Large folio. (50x35,5 cm.) Bound in 3 cont. hlonggrained red morocco, with gilt backs and gilt lettering. Corners and edges slightly rubbed, minor scratches to the marbled covers, a fine copy. (8),74;(1),72;(1),66 pp. and 300 (100+100+100) handcoloured engraved folio-plates. Text as well as plates printed on fine thick paper, all uncut and clean. Plates with tissue-guards and in very fine original handcolouring.. Scarce first edition of this beautiful work on grasses by the first director of the botanical garden in Vienna. A fourth volume, also comprising 100 plates, was issued 4 years later in 1809 - it is not present here. The beautiful plates are unsigned but drawn by Johannes Baptista Jebmayer (J. Ibmayer)."The work is a product of the golden Age of Viennese botany, when Hapsburg patronage attracted many botanists, and paid for lavish publication of their work. The present work is dedicated to the Emperor Francis I and his subsidy was particularly necessary as grasses are a 'difficult' group with restricted appeal; no other work on the family can approach this one in magnificence." - Nikolaus Host was a physician to Franz I and director of the botanical garden in Vienna, which was founded by the emperor on the advice of Host. - Blunt, Great Flower Books p. 103. - Nissen No. 935. - Pritzel No. 4285

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        De l'Influence Attrivuée aux Philosophes aux Francs-Maçons et aus Illuminés sur la Revolution de France

      J. G. Gotta et al. Tubigen: J. G. Gotta, et al., 1801. First trade edition. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. Thin 8vo. 25pp. Contemporary half leather, spine ruled in gilt and gilt tooling, red leather lettering label, gilt, drab paper boards. Armorial bookplate. Upper portion of spine artfully replaced else a very good copy. A refutation of Augustin de Barruel's Memoires pour Servir a l'Histoire du Jacobinisme. Thatcher II, p. 70 (French Revolution). In French. Reprinted many times; brought into English as "On the Influence Attributed to Philosophers, Free-Masons, and the Illuminati, on the Revolution in France.

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        Differenz des Fichte'schen und Schelling'schen Systems der Philosophie in Beziehung auf Reinhold's Beyträge zur leichtern Übersicht des Zustands der Philosophie zu Anfang des neunzehnten Jehrhunderts, 1stes Heft (alles).

      Jena, Seidler, 1801. 8vo. Contemporary cardboard-binding with some wear. Gilt title-label to spine, missing about 1/4. Lacking outer layer of paper at hinges, capitals, and corners. Old owner's name partly erased from title-page, and two lines of contemporary annotations to title-page crossed out. Some marginal annotations and underlinings, all in light pencil. Internally a fine and clean copy with only some light occsional prownspotting. 184 pp. (i.e. XII pp. + pp. (13) - 184).. The very scarce first edition of Hegel's first philosophical work."Even the general student of Hegel's thought will hardly fail to notice the extraordinary clarity with which the early Hegel defines his problem as he searches for the direction that marked the rest of his philosophical career. The "Essays" [i.e." Differenz" and "Glauben und Wissen", which appeared in Shelling and Hegels "Kritisches Journal" the year after "Differenz", in 1802] herald the quest that was to transform him from a restless religious thinker into the creative philosopher whose initial concern for Protestant Christianity grew into one of the boldest speculative visions of Western culture." (Review by John P. Anton, in: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 40, No. 3 (Mar., 1980), pp. 441-443, of Cerf and Harris' English language translation of Hegel's Differenz).After having graduated, Hegel was given work as a private tutor, although he wished to pursue an academic career. When his father died in 1799, he was given a small inheritance that was enough to allow him to give up his tutoring position and follow his heart. Thus, after having turned his interests towards the critical philosophy of Kant instead of more religious and social themes, in the beginning of 1801 he came to Jena, the university city which then was strongly dominated by the philosophy of Schelling and his new-Kantian style of philosophy. Later the same year, Hegel finishes his first philosophical work, his famous essay "The Difference between Fichte's and Schelling's Systems of Philosophy", the work which inaugurated his philosophical career. In Jena Hegel became closely acquainted with Schelling, and, after having written his dissertation on the difference between the system of Schelling and that of Fichte, in 1801, Schelling and Hegel began their seminal periodical "Kritisches Journal der Philosophie", which appeared from 1802 till 1803

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        Wie Gertrud ihre Kinder Lehrt, ein Versuch den Muttern Anleitung zu geben, ihre Kinder selbst zu unterrichten,

      First Edition, 390pp a very good in early half calf marbled boards, one leaf with marginal tear repaired, complete with the rare mounted engraved portrait as required, Berne & Zurich, Gessner, 1801. PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. Printing and the Mind of Man 258. Complete with the essential engraved portrait very rarely found because delayed by the publisher. Copies are known with the legend at the extreme foot of the title "Das Portrait des Verfasses, von Lyps gestochen, wird nachgeliefert" - see Stern, Book Collector vol.39, no.3, Autumn, 1990. The book is incomplete without the portrait. This rare first edition of Wie Gertrud ihre Kinder Lehrt (How Gertrude teaches her Children), contains an exhaustive exposition of Pestalozzi's principles with especial emphasis on reading, writing and arithmetic. "The most important and forward-looking of his ideas, which he stressed continually in practice as well as precept, was the true method of education is to develop the child, not to train him as one trains a dog", Printing and the Mind of Man 258. "Pestalozzi's influence has been felt throughout the world. His fame was founded on this book as it proclaimed something entirely new in the field of popular education - the principle of self-activity in acquiring and using knowledge in its first stages. It was to lead to a Copernican revolution in the method of school instruction." - Silber, Pestalozzi, p.133."Pestalozzi's sympathy for the peasantry and his own remembrance of his mother's care convinced him that the clue to educational progress was to be found in those processes of learning exemplified by the peasant mother and her child. His teaching experience had convinced him that a beginning must be made by the reduction of a subject to its simplest elements which should then be presented in an orderly form proceeding from the simple to the more complex. To a child, the world seemed 'a sea of confused sense impressions, flowing into one another'. The human mind, however, received and worked up these sense impressions into definite ideas. Pestalozzi believed that if the subject-matter of instruction could be broken down into its elements and arranged in the proper sequence according to 'the original, unchangeable form of the development of mind', then education would become a science based upon clear-cut and definable laws.Pestalozzi worked out the principles of his method in this book which ranks with Émile as one of the most significant books in the whole history of education. The book was a series of twelve letters to his friend Gesner, in which he developed his psychological and educational theories. Pestalozzi's starting-point was that all knowledge derived from sense impressions. He believed that a person's mind, when presented with a mass of confused objects, would attempt to discover three things: 1. How many, and what kinds of objects are before him. 2. Their appearance, form, or outline. 3. Their names; how he may represent each of them by a sound or word. These three qualities, Pestalozzi believed, could be discovered in all objects and thus he propounded his theory that all elementary instruction took place according to the threefold principle of counting, measuring, and naming, or as he expressed it, by means of the three concepts of Number, Form, and Language. The fundamental power that underlay the operations of the mind relevant to the formation of concepts Pestalozzi called Anschauung, which may be translated as intuition or physic energy. This ability of the human mind to form what Pestalozzi called 'distinct notions' from the first 'obscure impressions' by stages of 'definite impressions' and 'clear images', he believed existed in every human being, but it needed to be fostered and cultivated. In this way, Pestalozzi argued, the art of teaching would go hand in hand with the fundamental operations of the human mind.Reading, writing, and arithmetic could be analysed and broken down into a series of operations, the learning of which could then proceed according to definite laws in harmony with 'natural' mental activity. In reading, for instance, words were broken down into separate sounds, which were repeated by the children; from there they proceeded to letters and then towards describing simple objects. In writing, the structure of the letters was related to the straight line and the square; these were imitated by drawing, then related to one another to form letters. Arithmetic was taught first of all by allowing the child to add and subtract with small pieces of cardboard on which were printed letters of the alphabet. Number was taught by the division of squares into rectangles of equal dimension and the further division of each rectangle into ten small squares." - Stewart & McCann Educational Innovators, I, 139-40.

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        Reise durch einige schwedische Provinzen bis zu den südlichen Wohnplätzen der nomadischen Lappen. Mit mahlerischen Ansichten nach der Natur gezeichnet von Carl Gustav Gillberg.

      XIV, 312 S., 1 Bl. Errata. Mit Frontispiz u. 13 gefalteten Ansichten in Mezzotintomanier. Schlichter Halbleinenband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. - Engelmann II, S. 912. - Erschien zugleich als Band 15 der Reihe "Neuere Geschichte der See- und Land-Reisen". Schmidt berichtet von seiner Reise von Stockholm durch Wastmanland, Dalarna, Helsingland und Herjeudalen an die Grenze von Norwegen zu den südlichsten Wohnplätzen der nomadischen Lappen und beschreibt die lappländischen Lebensgewohnheiten und Bräuche, den Bergbau, die Rentierzucht u.a. Mit einer Ansicht des Inneren einer lappländischen Hütte sowie Ansichten des Mälaren, der Mans-Grube bei Norberg, der Thal-Elbe, Järfsö im Helsingland, Ljusnedals Bruk, eines lappischen Lagers in Gröndalen u.a. - Leicht, vereinzelt etwas stärker stockfleckig, insbesondere die weißen Ränder der Tafeln, einige Blatt mit kleinen Knickspuren im Außensteg. Von guter Erhaltung.

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        A Practical Treatise or Compendium of the Law of Marine Insurances. Cohen 7055

      Only American edition of a work by an Inner Temple barrister, dedicated to Sir James Park whose well-known treatise this work may be deemed to complement, the two being, respectively, the second and first works on the subject printed in this country. Original sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, front joint cracked and repaired (and holding), some browning, else a good copy. Re-printed, for H. Caritat, no. 153, Broad-way [etc.], New-York, 1801.

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

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

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